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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Python skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Python over the 6 months to 28 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Python
England > East of England
6 months to
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 17 20 22
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 +9
Contract jobs citing Python 217 132 159
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 8.48% 7.30% 6.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.54% 21.57% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 82 99
10th Percentile £410 £326 £324
25th Percentile £469 £363 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £478 £450
Median % change year-on-year +17.80% +6.11% -2.44%
75th Percentile £631 £575 £513
90th Percentile £711 £720 £603
England median daily rate £600 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 3
10th Percentile £46.25 £34.54 £42.85
25th Percentile £54.71 £41.02 £44.13
Median hourly rate £56.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% +5.26% +1.06%
75th Percentile £56.13 £51.61 £61.88
90th Percentile £66.88 £60.00 £69.75
England median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +37.50% -5.88% -5.56%

Python is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 788 612 860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 30.81% 33.87% 35.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 343 552
10th Percentile £293 £230 £313
25th Percentile £409 £357 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.27%
75th Percentile £598 £539 £525
90th Percentile £668 £613 £575
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 52 26
10th Percentile £35.00 £13.51 £14.12
25th Percentile £47.50 £22.50 £20.69
Median hourly rate £56.00 £42.25 £24.70
Median % change year-on-year +32.54% +71.05% -48.00%
75th Percentile £60.00 £49.06 £48.38
90th Percentile £68.61 £54.30 £53.13
England median hourly rate £51.05 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +20.12% -2.30% -1.14%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Python as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Python in the East of England

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Python in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Python in the East of England

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python in the East of England over the 6 months to 28 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Python in the East of England

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Python in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Python in the East of England

Python
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Python in the East of England over the 6 months to 28 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Python in the East of England

Python
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the East of England region over the 6 months to 28 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Cambridgeshire -10 85 £510 +13.33% 144
Hertfordshire +18 68 £600 +9.09% 37
Essex +1 36 £525 +5.00% 8
Suffolk +2 19 £625 +85.19% 3
Bedfordshire -9 6 £420 - 7
Norfolk -1 3 £400 +77.78% 2
Python
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Python.

1 92 (42.40%) DevOps
2 83 (38.25%) AWS
3 66 (30.41%) Terraform
4 62 (28.57%) Linux
5 59 (27.19%) Ansible
5 59 (27.19%) Jenkins
6 55 (25.35%) Kubernetes
7 50 (23.04%) Docker
7 50 (23.04%) Infrastructure as Code
8 47 (21.66%) Agile
9 46 (21.20%) Software Engineering
10 44 (20.28%) CI/CD
11 42 (19.35%) C++
12 39 (17.97%) Platform Engineering
13 36 (16.59%) Go
13 36 (16.59%) GCP
14 35 (16.13%) Azure
15 34 (15.67%) Security Cleared
16 31 (14.29%) C
16 31 (14.29%) SQL
17 29 (13.36%) Java
18 28 (12.90%) PowerShell
18 28 (12.90%) Social Skills
18 28 (12.90%) Data Science
19 27 (12.44%) Amazon EKS
19 27 (12.44%) SC Cleared
19 27 (12.44%) Git (software)
19 27 (12.44%) GitLab
20 25 (11.52%) Bash
21 24 (11.06%) Artifactory

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (11.06%) Apache Spark
2 17 (7.83%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.30%) Jupyter
4 3 (1.38%) Confluence
4 3 (1.38%) IIS
5 2 (0.92%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.46%) Apache
6 1 (0.46%) SAS
6 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.46%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) assyst
1 1 (0.46%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 83 (38.25%) AWS
2 36 (16.59%) GCP
3 35 (16.13%) Azure
4 27 (12.44%) Amazon EKS
5 21 (9.68%) Serverless
6 19 (8.76%) Amazon ECS
6 19 (8.76%) AWS Lambda
7 15 (6.91%) Amazon S3
8 10 (4.61%) Power Platform
9 9 (4.15%) Snowflake
10 7 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (3.23%) IaaS
10 7 (3.23%) PaaS
11 6 (2.76%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (2.30%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (2.30%) Amazon SageMaker
13 4 (1.84%) GitHub
14 3 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (1.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.61%) DNS
2 9 (4.15%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (3.69%) Firewall
4 7 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.30%) DHCP
5 5 (2.30%) SNMP
6 4 (1.84%) IPv4
7 3 (1.38%) 4G
7 3 (1.38%) BGP
7 3 (1.38%) Cisco Firepower
7 3 (1.38%) Intranet
7 3 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (1.38%) LAN
7 3 (1.38%) LTE
7 3 (1.38%) OSPF
7 3 (1.38%) VSAN
7 3 (1.38%) WAN
8 2 (0.92%) Multicast
8 2 (0.92%) SMTP
8 2 (0.92%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.83%) NoSQL
2 15 (6.91%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (6.91%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (4.61%) Power BI
4 8 (3.69%) Big Data
4 8 (3.69%) SQL Server
4 8 (3.69%) Tableau
5 7 (3.23%) Presto
5 7 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.76%) BigQuery
7 5 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (2.30%) Data Lake
7 5 (2.30%) MySQL
7 5 (2.30%) Triplestore
8 4 (1.84%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.84%) Parquet
8 4 (1.84%) Spotfire
9 3 (1.38%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.38%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.38%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 59 (27.19%) Jenkins
2 27 (12.44%) Git (software)
2 27 (12.44%) GitLab
3 24 (11.06%) Artifactory
3 24 (11.06%) JIRA
4 6 (2.76%) CircleCI
5 3 (1.38%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.92%) Gerrit
6 2 (0.92%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.46%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.46%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.46%) GDB
7 1 (0.46%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.46%) MLflow
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.46%) Terragrunt
General
1 28 (12.90%) Social Skills
2 22 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (8.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 14 (6.45%) Electronics
5 12 (5.53%) Public Sector
6 11 (5.07%) Aerospace
7 10 (4.61%) Telecoms
8 9 (4.15%) Finance
9 7 (3.23%) Retail
10 6 (2.76%) Publishing
11 5 (2.30%) Manufacturing
11 5 (2.30%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (1.84%) Marketing
13 3 (1.38%) Legal
14 2 (0.92%) Banking
14 2 (0.92%) Influencing Skills
14 2 (0.92%) Military
14 2 (0.92%) Presentation Skills
15 1 (0.46%) Documentation Skills
15 1 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (13.36%) Developer
2 26 (11.98%) DevOps Engineer
3 24 (11.06%) Software Engineer
4 22 (10.14%) Data Engineer
5 18 (8.29%) Platform Engineer
6 17 (7.83%) Test Engineer
7 15 (6.91%) Python Engineer
8 10 (4.61%) AWS DevOps
8 10 (4.61%) Cloud Engineer
8 10 (4.61%) Python Developer
9 9 (4.15%) Product Engineer
9 9 (4.15%) Product Test Engineer
9 9 (4.15%) Software Developer
10 8 (3.69%) Analyst
10 8 (3.69%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (3.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.23%) AWS Engineer
12 6 (2.76%) Automation Engineer
12 6 (2.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 6 (2.76%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.06%) Django
2 20 (9.22%) Flask
3 19 (8.76%) Kafka
4 18 (8.29%) FastAPI
5 11 (5.07%) Node.js
6 9 (4.15%) REST
6 9 (4.15%) Shiny
7 8 (3.69%) Elastic Stack
8 7 (3.23%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (3.23%) React
9 6 (2.76%) NumPy
9 6 (2.76%) Pandas
10 5 (2.30%) GraphQL
10 5 (2.30%) LDAP
10 5 (2.30%) NLTK
10 5 (2.30%) SciPy
10 5 (2.30%) TensorFlow
11 4 (1.84%) HTML
11 4 (1.84%) JSON
11 4 (1.84%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.53%) FPGA
1 12 (5.53%) IoT
2 11 (5.07%) Public Cloud
3 10 (4.61%) ASIC
3 10 (4.61%) Cloud Native
4 8 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.76%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.30%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.84%) Data Fabric
8 4 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.84%) Life Science
8 4 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.84%) Replication
8 4 (1.84%) Wiki
9 3 (1.38%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.38%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.92%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 62 (28.57%) Linux
2 14 (6.45%) Unix
3 10 (4.61%) Windows
4 2 (0.92%) Android
4 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.92%) Tizen
5 1 (0.46%) CentOS
5 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.46%) OpenWrt
5 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (42.40%) DevOps
2 50 (23.04%) Infrastructure as Code
3 47 (21.66%) Agile
4 46 (21.20%) Software Engineering
5 44 (20.28%) CI/CD
6 39 (17.97%) Platform Engineering
7 28 (12.90%) Data Science
8 24 (11.06%) Machine Learning
9 23 (10.60%) Analytics
9 23 (10.60%) Validation
10 22 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (9.68%) Data Engineering
11 21 (9.68%) OO
11 21 (9.68%) TDD
12 19 (8.76%) Computer Science
12 19 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (8.76%) E-Commerce
13 17 (7.83%) Web Development
14 16 (7.37%) OOP
14 16 (7.37%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 42 (19.35%) C++
2 36 (16.59%) Go
3 31 (14.29%) C
3 31 (14.29%) SQL
4 29 (13.36%) Java
5 28 (12.90%) PowerShell
6 25 (11.52%) Bash
7 23 (10.60%) Groovy
8 19 (8.76%) Perl
9 18 (8.29%) Scala
10 15 (6.91%) C#
11 14 (6.45%) R
12 12 (5.53%) JavaScript
13 7 (3.23%) Shell Script
14 6 (2.76%) TypeScript
14 6 (2.76%) VBA
15 5 (2.30%) Tcl
16 4 (1.84%) C-shell
17 3 (1.38%) MATLAB
18 1 (0.46%) Lua
Qualifications
1 34 (15.67%) Security Cleared
2 27 (12.44%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.83%) Degree
4 12 (5.53%) PhD
5 8 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.76%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.84%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.38%) CCNP
8 3 (1.38%) CISSP
9 2 (0.92%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.92%) CCSP
9 2 (0.92%) MCSE
10 1 (0.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.46%) CEH
10 1 (0.46%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.46%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.46%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.15%) QA
2 3 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.38%) NIST
2 3 (1.38%) NIST 800
3 2 (0.92%) GPG13
4 1 (0.46%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.46%) DICOM
4 1 (0.46%) GDPR
4 1 (0.46%) GxP
4 1 (0.46%) NCSC
System Software
1 50 (23.04%) Docker
2 9 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.84%) KVM
3 4 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.38%) Firmware
4 3 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.38%) VMware NSX
4 3 (1.38%) vSphere
5 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.46%) RHEV
5 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 66 (30.41%) Terraform
2 59 (27.19%) Ansible
3 55 (25.35%) Kubernetes
4 20 (9.22%) Puppet
5 17 (7.83%) Docker Swarm
6 11 (5.07%) Grafana
7 8 (3.69%) Prometheus
8 7 (3.23%) Kibana
8 7 (3.23%) Packer
9 5 (2.30%) vCenter Server
10 4 (1.84%) HAProxy
10 4 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.84%) Nagios
11 3 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (1.38%) QRadar
12 2 (0.92%) Argo
12 2 (0.92%) Nexpose
12 2 (0.92%) vRealize
13 1 (0.46%) FreeIPA
13 1 (0.46%) Icinga
Vendors
1 21 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.53%) Atlassian
3 10 (4.61%) VMware
4 8 (3.69%) AppDynamics
4 8 (3.69%) Cisco
5 7 (3.23%) IBM
6 6 (2.76%) Databricks
6 6 (2.76%) Google
7 5 (2.30%) McAfee
7 5 (2.30%) Splunk
8 4 (1.84%) Dell
8 4 (1.84%) Fujitsu
8 4 (1.84%) HP
8 4 (1.84%) Juniper
8 4 (1.84%) Oracle
9 3 (1.38%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.38%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.92%) Forcepoint
10 2 (0.92%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.46%) ESRI