Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 37 50
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13 +31
Contract jobs citing Python 255 233 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.75% 5.42% 3.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.46% 13.71% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 112 83
East of England median daily rate £425 £409 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.98% -0.91% +13.79%
10th Percentile £296 £319 £310
90th Percentile £581 £586 £548
England median daily rate £525 £500 £470
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 23
East of England median hourly rate £42.75 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.00% - -8.54%
10th Percentile £29.50 £32.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.50 £56.00
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £38.38
% change year-on-year - +6.84% -2.85%

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 1,649 1,700 1,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 37.16% 39.52% 32.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 1,044 930
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £289 £263 £258
90th Percentile £573 £544 £530
England median daily rate £475 £447 £425
% change year-on-year +6.26% +5.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 114 125
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.13 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.74% +5.45% +4.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £30.83 £26.55
90th Percentile £54.38 £52.76 £52.25
England median hourly rate £40.50 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -2.41% +7.10% +10.71%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -1 104 £415 +10.67% 172
Hertfordshire -7 52 £400 -15.79% 37
Bedfordshire +11 39 £475 +5.56% 5
Suffolk +17 31 £425 +15.25% 7
Essex +8 17 £525 -2.42% 17
Norfolk +8 9 £520 - 10
East Anglia - 3 - - 2
Python
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 98 (38.43%) Java
2 87 (34.12%) Linux
3 69 (27.06%) SQL
4 65 (25.49%) DevOps
5 64 (25.10%) Amazon AWS
6 62 (24.31%) C++
7 61 (23.92%) Perl
8 58 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
8 58 (22.75%) Ruby
9 53 (20.78%) Git (software)
10 50 (19.61%) Jenkins
11 48 (18.82%) Big Data
12 46 (18.04%) R
13 45 (17.65%) Test Automation
13 45 (17.65%) Software Engineering
14 44 (17.25%) Ansible
15 40 (15.69%) C#
16 39 (15.29%) Data Science
17 38 (14.90%) C
17 38 (14.90%) Hadoop
18 36 (14.12%) Bash Shell
18 36 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
18 36 (14.12%) Apache Spark
19 34 (13.33%) Scala
20 33 (12.94%) Open Source
20 33 (12.94%) JIRA
20 33 (12.94%) HTML
21 32 (12.55%) Degree
21 32 (12.55%) Puppet
21 32 (12.55%) Docker

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 36 (14.12%) Apache Spark
2 15 (5.88%) Confluence
3 13 (5.10%) Apache
4 10 (3.92%) Apache Pig
5 8 (3.14%) Luigi
6 7 (2.75%) Apache Airflow
6 7 (2.75%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.96%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.57%) nginx
9 4 (1.57%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.18%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.78%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.78%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.78%) SAS
11 2 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.39%) GeoServer
12 1 (0.39%) JBoss
12 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Magento
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 64 (25.10%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (10.59%) GitHub
3 22 (8.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (7.06%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (5.88%) Amazon EMR
6 14 (5.49%) Amazon Kinesis
7 6 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.96%) Akamai
8 5 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (1.57%) Route 53
9 4 (1.57%) Serverless
9 4 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.18%) Stackdriver
11 2 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.78%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.78%) G Suite
11 2 (0.78%) vREST
12 1 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.84%) TCP/IP
2 17 (6.67%) Firewall
2 17 (6.67%) Wireless
3 14 (5.49%) DNS
4 13 (5.10%) SSL
5 12 (4.71%) HTTP
6 7 (2.75%) Bluetooth
7 6 (2.35%) BGP
8 5 (1.96%) HTTPS
8 5 (1.96%) Internet
8 5 (1.96%) IPv6
8 5 (1.96%) VXLAN
9 4 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.78%) DHCP
10 2 (0.78%) IPsec
10 2 (0.78%) LAN
10 2 (0.78%) Network Security
10 2 (0.78%) VPN
10 2 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (18.82%) Big Data
2 38 (14.90%) Hadoop
3 30 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (8.24%) NoSQL
5 18 (7.06%) Amazon RDS
5 18 (7.06%) Relational Database
6 17 (6.67%) MySQL
7 16 (6.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (5.88%) Apache Hive
8 15 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (5.49%) Amazon Athena
10 13 (5.10%) Amazon Redshift
11 12 (4.71%) MongoDB
12 10 (3.92%) SQL Server
13 5 (1.96%) DB2
13 5 (1.96%) Impala
13 5 (1.96%) Oracle Database
14 4 (1.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 4 (1.57%) HBase
15 3 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 53 (20.78%) Git (software)
2 50 (19.61%) Jenkins
3 33 (12.94%) JIRA
4 21 (8.24%) Selenium
5 17 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 17 (6.67%) SpecFlow
6 16 (6.27%) SoapUI
7 15 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (5.10%) JBehave
9 9 (3.53%) Ant
9 9 (3.53%) GitLab
9 9 (3.53%) Subversion
9 9 (3.53%) TeamCity
10 8 (3.14%) JUnit
10 8 (3.14%) WebDriver
11 7 (2.75%) Artifactory
11 7 (2.75%) TestNG
12 5 (1.96%) Maven
12 5 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (1.18%) Robot Framework
General
1 21 (8.24%) Retail
1 21 (8.24%) Telecoms
2 11 (4.31%) Law
3 10 (3.92%) Electronics
3 10 (3.92%) Finance
4 5 (1.96%) Automotive
5 2 (0.78%) Billing
5 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.39%) Advertising
6 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.39%) Back Office
6 1 (0.39%) Games
6 1 (0.39%) Marketing
6 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (21.57%) Developer
2 35 (13.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 30 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 28 (10.98%) AWS Engineer
5 21 (8.24%) Software Developer
6 19 (7.45%) Data Scientist
7 18 (7.06%) Data Engineer
8 17 (6.67%) Big Data Engineer
9 16 (6.27%) Python Developer
10 14 (5.49%) Consultant
11 12 (4.71%) Test Engineer
12 10 (3.92%) Architect
12 10 (3.92%) Python Engineer
13 9 (3.53%) Analyst
13 9 (3.53%) C# Developer
13 9 (3.53%) C# Software Developer
14 8 (3.14%) Administrator
14 8 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
15 7 (2.75%) Network Engineer
16 6 (2.35%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (12.94%) HTML
2 30 (11.76%) CSS
3 19 (7.45%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (5.49%) Web Services
5 12 (4.71%) MLlib
6 11 (4.31%) Django
7 9 (3.53%) Node.js
8 8 (3.14%) .NET
8 8 (3.14%) XML
9 6 (2.35%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (2.35%) Kafka
9 6 (2.35%) NumPy
10 5 (1.96%) Middleware
11 4 (1.57%) Flask
11 4 (1.57%) jQuery
11 4 (1.57%) REST
11 4 (1.57%) RESTful
11 4 (1.57%) TensorFlow
12 3 (1.18%) JSON
12 3 (1.18%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.06%) Algorithms
2 17 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.71%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.71%) Data Structures
5 7 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.35%) Cloud Native
7 5 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.57%) NHS
9 3 (1.18%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.18%) Fintech
9 3 (1.18%) PKI
9 3 (1.18%) Replication
9 3 (1.18%) RIA
10 2 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.78%) FMCG
10 2 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.78%) iPad
10 2 (0.78%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 87 (34.12%) Linux
2 23 (9.02%) Unix
2 23 (9.02%) Windows
3 14 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (3.92%) CentOS
5 4 (1.57%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.57%) VMS
5 4 (1.57%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.78%) Debian
7 1 (0.39%) Android
7 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.39%) Fedora
7 1 (0.39%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.39%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.39%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (25.49%) DevOps
2 58 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (17.65%) Software Engineering
3 45 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 39 (15.29%) Data Science
5 36 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (12.94%) Open Source
7 27 (10.59%) Machine Learning
8 26 (10.20%) OO
9 24 (9.41%) Configuration Management
10 21 (8.24%) TDD
11 20 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (7.45%) Customer Requirements
13 18 (7.06%) Analytics
14 17 (6.67%) E-Commerce
15 15 (5.88%) Mathematics
16 14 (5.49%) Validation
17 12 (4.71%) BDD
17 12 (4.71%) Deployment Automation
17 12 (4.71%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 98 (38.43%) Java
2 69 (27.06%) SQL
3 62 (24.31%) C++
4 61 (23.92%) Perl
5 58 (22.75%) Ruby
6 46 (18.04%) R
7 40 (15.69%) C#
8 38 (14.90%) C
9 36 (14.12%) Bash Shell
10 34 (13.33%) Scala
11 19 (7.45%) JavaScript
12 17 (6.67%) PHP
13 13 (5.10%) PowerShell
14 9 (3.53%) Embedded C
15 7 (2.75%) MATLAB
16 6 (2.35%) Go
16 6 (2.35%) Shell Script
17 5 (1.96%) Embedded C++
18 4 (1.57%) Assembly Language
18 4 (1.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (12.55%) Degree
2 11 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.96%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (1.57%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.57%) CCNP
5 4 (1.57%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.18%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.18%) PhD
7 2 (0.78%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.78%) RHCE
8 1 (0.39%) CCNA
8 1 (0.39%) ISEB
8 1 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.31%) QA
2 3 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.78%) PMO
4 1 (0.39%) ARP4754
4 1 (0.39%) GDPR
4 1 (0.39%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 32 (12.55%) Docker
2 5 (1.96%) Apache Flume
3 4 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.78%) Firmware
4 2 (0.78%) HDFS
5 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.39%) RHEV
5 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 44 (17.25%) Ansible
2 32 (12.55%) Puppet
3 24 (9.41%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (6.27%) Terraform
5 13 (5.10%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.35%) Rancher
6 6 (2.35%) Salt
7 5 (1.96%) Kibana
7 5 (1.96%) logstash
8 4 (1.57%) HP ALM
8 4 (1.57%) Nagios
9 3 (1.18%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.18%) Oozie
10 2 (0.78%) Consul
10 2 (0.78%) Mesos
10 2 (0.78%) Packer
11 1 (0.39%) Grafana
11 1 (0.39%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.39%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.39%) vRealize
Vendors
1 27 (10.59%) Oracle
2 24 (9.41%) Atlassian
3 11 (4.31%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.53%) Google
5 7 (2.75%) Cisco
5 7 (2.75%) VMware
6 6 (2.35%) Arista
6 6 (2.35%) IBM
6 6 (2.35%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.96%) F5
7 5 (1.96%) Percona
7 5 (1.96%) Splunk
8 4 (1.57%) Alteryx
8 4 (1.57%) HP
8 4 (1.57%) hybris
8 4 (1.57%) Intershop
8 4 (1.57%) New Relic
8 4 (1.57%) Tableau
9 3 (1.18%) Juniper
9 3 (1.18%) SAP