Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 39 49
Rank change year-on-year +10 +10 +16
Contract jobs citing Python 284 207 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.05% 4.66% 3.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.66% 11.91% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 90 78
East of England median daily rate £450 £441 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.98% +10.31% +14.29%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £301
90th Percentile £600 £552 £447
England median daily rate £525 £480 £470
% change year-on-year +9.38% +2.13% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 23 27
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -13.04%
10th Percentile £36.98 £32.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £53.38 £47.50 £57.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00

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 1,814 1,738 1,831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 38.63% 39.14% 36.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,032 1,035 1,044
East of England median daily rate £425 £390 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +2.63% +1.33%
10th Percentile £294 £250 £263
90th Percentile £588 £538 £535
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 126 178
East of England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.19 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.76% +5.61% +4.00%
10th Percentile £18.50 £29.50 £26.00
90th Percentile £57.13 £52.44 £52.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Python as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in the East of England

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in the East of England

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in the East of England

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor 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 20 February 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +3 144 £390 +4.00% 223
Hertfordshire +6 62 £470 +4.44% 42
Bedfordshire -10 32 £500 +11.11% 11
Suffolk - 24 £458 - 11
Essex +7 15 £505 -1.42% 9
Norfolk -9 7 £600 - 10
Python
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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.

1 100 (35.21%) Linux
2 78 (27.46%) Java
3 76 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (26.76%) Test Automation
4 71 (25.00%) C
5 67 (23.59%) Perl
6 57 (20.07%) DevOps
7 54 (19.01%) Jenkins
8 53 (18.66%) Amazon AWS
8 53 (18.66%) Ruby
8 53 (18.66%) Wireless
9 51 (17.96%) Software Engineering
10 49 (17.25%) C++
10 49 (17.25%) Git (software)
11 46 (16.20%) SQL
12 43 (15.14%) Ansible
13 42 (14.79%) Embedded C
13 42 (14.79%) Telecoms
14 40 (14.08%) Degree
15 39 (13.73%) JIRA
16 38 (13.38%) R
17 35 (12.32%) C#
18 34 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
19 33 (11.62%) Docker
19 33 (11.62%) Data Science
20 32 (11.27%) Big Data
21 31 (10.92%) Bluetooth
22 30 (10.56%) Windows
22 30 (10.56%) Electronics
22 30 (10.56%) TDD

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 26 (9.15%) Apache Spark
2 22 (7.75%) Confluence
3 11 (3.87%) Apache
4 7 (2.46%) Apache Pig
5 5 (1.76%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.70%) JBoss
7 2 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.35%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.35%) Luigi
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.35%) SAS
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Doxygen
1 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.70%) HipChat
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.35%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (2.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 53 (18.66%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (8.45%) GitHub
3 21 (7.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (2.46%) Route 53
6 6 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (2.11%) Serverless
6 6 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.41%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.41%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.06%) Azure Machine Learning
9 3 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.06%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (0.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.70%) Office 365
10 2 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (18.66%) Wireless
2 31 (10.92%) Bluetooth
3 13 (4.58%) Firewall
4 7 (2.46%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.76%) HTTP
6 4 (1.41%) DNS
6 4 (1.41%) IPsec
6 4 (1.41%) SSL
6 4 (1.41%) VPN
7 3 (1.06%) Internet
7 3 (1.06%) WAN
8 2 (0.70%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.35%) Junos
9 1 (0.35%) OpenFlow
9 1 (0.35%) SMS
9 1 (0.35%) SMTP
9 1 (0.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.27%) Big Data
2 27 (9.51%) Hadoop
3 23 (8.10%) MySQL
4 21 (7.39%) Relational Database
5 20 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (7.04%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (6.69%) SQL Server
7 15 (5.28%) Apache Hive
8 9 (3.17%) DB2
8 9 (3.17%) NoSQL
8 9 (3.17%) Power BI
9 8 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (2.46%) Impala
10 7 (2.46%) Oracle Database
10 7 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (2.11%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.76%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (1.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.76%) Qlik Sense
12 5 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 54 (19.01%) Jenkins
2 49 (17.25%) Git (software)
3 39 (13.73%) JIRA
4 30 (10.56%) Selenium
5 25 (8.80%) Cucumber
6 24 (8.45%) SoapUI
7 22 (7.75%) JBehave
8 21 (7.39%) SpecFlow
9 20 (7.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (6.69%) Ant
11 17 (5.99%) JUnit
12 16 (5.63%) TeamCity
13 15 (5.28%) Maven
14 13 (4.58%) TestNG
14 13 (4.58%) WebDriver
15 11 (3.87%) Subversion
16 7 (2.46%) GitLab
16 7 (2.46%) Visual Studio
17 6 (2.11%) Gradle
18 5 (1.76%) Bitbucket
General
1 42 (14.79%) Telecoms
2 30 (10.56%) Electronics
3 24 (8.45%) Retail
4 10 (3.52%) Finance
5 8 (2.82%) Law
5 8 (2.82%) Publishing
6 3 (1.06%) Automotive
7 2 (0.70%) Back Office
7 2 (0.70%) Billing
8 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 83 (29.23%) Developer
2 38 (13.38%) Software Engineer
3 33 (11.62%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (10.56%) Test Engineer
5 28 (9.86%) Embedded Engineer
6 24 (8.45%) Software Developer
7 22 (7.75%) Data Scientist
7 22 (7.75%) Python Developer
8 17 (5.99%) Embedded Developer
9 13 (4.58%) AWS Engineer
9 13 (4.58%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 13 (4.58%) Software Test Engineer
10 12 (4.23%) AWS DevOps
11 11 (3.87%) Senior Developer
11 11 (3.87%) Tester
12 10 (3.52%) Automation Tester
12 10 (3.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.52%) Consultant
12 10 (3.52%) Data Engineer
13 9 (3.17%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.04%) XML
2 19 (6.69%) HTML
3 16 (5.63%) Middleware
4 15 (5.28%) Django
5 14 (4.93%) JSON
6 13 (4.58%) CSS
7 11 (3.87%) .NET
8 10 (3.52%) REST
9 8 (2.82%) Web Services
10 7 (2.46%) Node.js
11 6 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (2.11%) Flask
11 6 (2.11%) jQuery
12 5 (1.76%) Kafka
12 5 (1.76%) Qt
12 5 (1.76%) React
12 5 (1.76%) RESTful
12 5 (1.76%) Ruby on Rails
13 4 (1.41%) Spring
13 4 (1.41%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.10%) Computer Science
2 18 (6.34%) Algorithms
3 16 (5.63%) Embedded Systems
4 13 (4.58%) Data Structures
5 11 (3.87%) Device Driver
6 10 (3.52%) RIA
7 9 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (2.11%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 4 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.06%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.06%) LIMS
12 3 (1.06%) PKI
12 3 (1.06%) User Experience
13 2 (0.70%) ASIC
13 2 (0.70%) Clustering
13 2 (0.70%) iPad
13 2 (0.70%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.70%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 100 (35.21%) Linux
2 30 (10.56%) Windows
3 29 (10.21%) Unix
4 9 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.46%) CentOS
6 5 (1.76%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.06%) Android
7 3 (1.06%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (1.06%) Solaris
7 3 (1.06%) VMS
7 3 (1.06%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.70%) DC/OS
8 2 (0.70%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.70%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.70%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.35%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.35%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
1 76 (26.76%) Test Automation
2 57 (20.07%) DevOps
3 51 (17.96%) Software Engineering
4 34 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (11.62%) Data Science
6 30 (10.56%) TDD
7 29 (10.21%) E-Commerce
7 29 (10.21%) Machine Learning
8 28 (9.86%) Mathematics
9 26 (9.15%) Open Source
10 24 (8.45%) Test Scripting
11 22 (7.75%) Analytics
12 20 (7.04%) Configuration Management
13 19 (6.69%) BDD
13 19 (6.69%) SDET
14 18 (6.34%) Continuous Delivery
15 17 (5.99%) ETL
16 16 (5.63%) Statistics
17 15 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 78 (27.46%) Java
2 71 (25.00%) C
3 67 (23.59%) Perl
4 53 (18.66%) Ruby
5 49 (17.25%) C++
6 46 (16.20%) SQL
7 42 (14.79%) Embedded C
8 38 (13.38%) R
9 35 (12.32%) C#
10 29 (10.21%) Bash Shell
11 23 (8.10%) JavaScript
12 14 (4.93%) PHP
12 14 (4.93%) Scala
13 12 (4.23%) Tcl
14 11 (3.87%) Assembly Language
15 9 (3.17%) PowerShell
16 8 (2.82%) Embedded C++
17 7 (2.46%) Shell Script
18 4 (1.41%) MATLAB
19 3 (1.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (14.08%) Degree
2 8 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.76%) PhD
5 4 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (1.06%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.06%) ISEB
6 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.70%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.70%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.70%) RHCE
8 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.35%) CCNA
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.04%) QA
2 6 (2.11%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.06%) MISRA
3 3 (1.06%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.70%) GCP
5 1 (0.35%) ARP4754
5 1 (0.35%) AS 2805
5 1 (0.35%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (11.62%) Docker
2 14 (4.93%) Firmware
3 8 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.41%) iptables
5 2 (0.70%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.35%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
6 1 (0.35%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 43 (15.14%) Ansible
2 27 (9.51%) Puppet
3 23 (8.10%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (6.69%) Terraform
5 16 (5.63%) Kubernetes
6 7 (2.46%) Mesos
7 6 (2.11%) Oozie
8 3 (1.06%) Packer
8 3 (1.06%) Rancher
9 2 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.70%) Marathon
10 1 (0.35%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.35%) Graphite
10 1 (0.35%) logstash
10 1 (0.35%) Nagios
10 1 (0.35%) Salt
10 1 (0.35%) yum
Vendors
1 25 (8.80%) Atlassian
2 21 (7.39%) Oracle
3 19 (6.69%) Microsoft
4 10 (3.52%) Red Hat
4 10 (3.52%) Tableau
4 10 (3.52%) VMware
5 8 (2.82%) IBM
5 8 (2.82%) Perforce
6 6 (2.11%) HP
6 6 (2.11%) hybris
6 6 (2.11%) Intershop
7 5 (1.76%) Alteryx
7 5 (1.76%) Cisco
7 5 (1.76%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.41%) Rackspace
8 4 (1.41%) SAP
9 3 (1.06%) SaltStack
9 3 (1.06%) Sybase
10 2 (0.70%) Hortonworks
10 2 (0.70%) Juniper