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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 55 81
Rank change year-on-year +24 +26  
Contract jobs citing Python 122 74 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.73% 2.94% 1.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.77% 9.39% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 42 25
Median daily rate £413 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £320 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £488 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £424 £375
% change year-on-year +0.29% +13.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% -5.00%  

Python is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 826 788 916
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 38.82% 31.34% 34.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 463 496
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 51 61
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.45 £18.85 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Python as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +7 65 £388 -3.72% 82
Hertfordshire +24 28 £409 +2.18% 12
Bedfordshire +14 13 £448 +32.59% 3
Essex -4 12 £572 +69.55% 7
Suffolk +2 3 £363 +36.79% 2
Norfolk +2 1 - - 1
Python
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Python.

1 103 (48.82%) Linux
2 75 (35.55%) Java
3 59 (27.96%) Ruby
4 58 (27.49%) Perl
5 52 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (23.22%) SQL
7 48 (22.75%) JavaScript
7 48 (22.75%) C
8 45 (21.33%) Software Engineering
9 41 (19.43%) Git (software)
10 40 (18.96%) TCP/IP
11 39 (18.48%) DevOps
12 38 (18.01%) Apache
13 36 (17.06%) SSL
14 35 (16.59%) Degree
15 34 (16.11%) Continuous Integration
16 33 (15.64%) PostgreSQL
17 30 (14.22%) C++
17 30 (14.22%) Docker
17 30 (14.22%) Bash Shell
17 30 (14.22%) Puppet
17 30 (14.22%) Jenkins
18 29 (13.74%) Continuous Delivery
19 26 (12.32%) C#
20 25 (11.85%) MySQL
20 25 (11.85%) Electronics
21 24 (11.37%) Configuration Management
21 24 (11.37%) Mathematics
21 24 (11.37%) LAPP Stack
22 23 (10.90%) REST

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 38 (18.01%) Apache
2 22 (10.43%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.27%) nginx
4 7 (3.32%) Apache Pig
5 5 (2.37%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.37%) JBoss
6 4 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.90%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.42%) SAS
7 3 (1.42%) WordPress
8 2 (0.95%) Confluence
8 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.47%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.47%) IIS
9 1 (0.47%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (4.27%) Doxygen
2 3 (1.42%) Weka
3 1 (0.47%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.47%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 1 (0.47%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.32%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.74%) IaaS
3 10 (4.74%) PaaS
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.47%) GitHub
4 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.47%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (18.96%) TCP/IP
2 36 (17.06%) SSL
3 23 (10.90%) HTTP
4 20 (9.48%) Firewall
5 18 (8.53%) Wireless
6 15 (7.11%) DNS
7 8 (3.79%) Bluetooth
8 7 (3.32%) WLAN
9 5 (2.37%) DHCP
9 5 (2.37%) Internet
9 5 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.95%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.95%) LAN
10 2 (0.95%) SAN
10 2 (0.95%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.95%) WAN
11 1 (0.47%) ATM
11 1 (0.47%) LDAP
11 1 (0.47%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.64%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (11.85%) MySQL
3 14 (6.64%) Relational Database
4 11 (5.21%) NoSQL
5 10 (4.74%) Big Data
5 10 (4.74%) MongoDB
6 8 (3.79%) Apache Hive
6 8 (3.79%) SQL Server
7 6 (2.84%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.84%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.37%) Data Mining
8 5 (2.37%) HBase
9 4 (1.90%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.42%) Mahout
10 3 (1.42%) Power BI
10 3 (1.42%) Redis
11 2 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.47%) GIS
12 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.47%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 41 (19.43%) Git (software)
2 30 (14.22%) Jenkins
3 22 (10.43%) Cucumber
4 19 (9.00%) JIRA
5 16 (7.58%) Calabash
6 15 (7.11%) Selenium
7 13 (6.16%) SoapUI
8 10 (4.74%) Capybara
9 9 (4.27%) Appium
9 9 (4.27%) Eclipse
9 9 (4.27%) Subversion
9 9 (4.27%) TeamCity
10 7 (3.32%) JUnit
10 7 (3.32%) Maven
11 5 (2.37%) TestNG
12 4 (1.90%) Hudson
12 4 (1.90%) LabVIEW
12 4 (1.90%) Vagrant
13 3 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (1.42%) SpecFlow
General
1 25 (11.85%) Electronics
2 23 (10.90%) Telecoms
3 18 (8.53%) Finance
4 5 (2.37%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.37%) Retail
5 3 (1.42%) Billing
5 3 (1.42%) Games
5 3 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.95%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.95%) Banking
6 2 (0.95%) Front Office
6 2 (0.95%) Law
6 2 (0.95%) Marketing
7 1 (0.47%) Automotive
7 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (28.44%) Developer
2 34 (16.11%) Test Engineer
3 33 (15.64%) Python Developer
4 30 (14.22%) DevOps Engineer
5 28 (13.27%) Software Engineer
6 18 (8.53%) Embedded Engineer
7 14 (6.64%) Applications Engineer
8 12 (5.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 9 (4.27%) Author
9 9 (4.27%) Mobile Engineer
9 9 (4.27%) Senior Test Engineer
9 9 (4.27%) Software Test Engineer
9 9 (4.27%) Technical Author
9 9 (4.27%) Test Automation Engineer
10 8 (3.79%) Operations Engineer
11 7 (3.32%) Architect
11 7 (3.32%) Audio Engineer
11 7 (3.32%) Full Stack Developer
11 7 (3.32%) Platform Engineer
12 6 (2.84%) Embedded Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.37%) LAPP Stack
2 23 (10.90%) .NET
2 23 (10.90%) REST
3 17 (8.06%) LAMP
4 16 (7.58%) HTML
4 16 (7.58%) JSON
5 15 (7.11%) Web Services
6 12 (5.69%) Django
6 12 (5.69%) Node.js
7 11 (5.21%) XML
8 9 (4.27%) XSLT
9 8 (3.79%) Gherkin
9 8 (3.79%) LEMP Stack
10 7 (3.32%) CSS
11 6 (2.84%) jQuery
12 5 (2.37%) J2EE
12 5 (2.37%) RESTful
13 4 (1.90%) HTML5
13 4 (1.90%) Kafka
13 4 (1.90%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.90%) Computer Science
2 18 (8.53%) Clustering
3 17 (8.06%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.74%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.42%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.42%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.42%) iPad
6 3 (1.42%) User Experience
7 2 (0.95%) EPoS
7 2 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.95%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.95%) Robotics
8 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.47%) e-Health
8 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.47%) Online Games
8 1 (0.47%) RIA
8 1 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 103 (48.82%) Linux
2 21 (9.95%) Unix
2 21 (9.95%) Windows
3 15 (7.11%) Android
4 12 (5.69%) Apple iOS
4 12 (5.69%) Ubuntu
5 10 (4.74%) CoreOS
6 3 (1.42%) CentOS
6 3 (1.42%) Fedora
6 3 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.47%) Solaris
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (21.33%) Software Engineering
3 39 (18.48%) DevOps
4 34 (16.11%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (13.74%) Continuous Delivery
6 24 (11.37%) Configuration Management
6 24 (11.37%) Mathematics
7 23 (10.90%) TDD
8 20 (9.48%) Test Automation
9 19 (9.00%) Scrum
10 18 (8.53%) API Testing
10 18 (8.53%) E-Commerce
11 16 (7.58%) Kanban
12 15 (7.11%) High Availability
12 15 (7.11%) SOA
13 14 (6.64%) Open Source
14 13 (6.16%) Signal Processing
15 12 (5.69%) Test Scripting
16 11 (5.21%) Machine Learning
17 10 (4.74%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 75 (35.55%) Java
2 59 (27.96%) Ruby
3 58 (27.49%) Perl
4 49 (23.22%) SQL
5 48 (22.75%) C
5 48 (22.75%) JavaScript
6 30 (14.22%) Bash Shell
6 30 (14.22%) C++
7 26 (12.32%) C#
8 22 (10.43%) Embedded C
9 14 (6.64%) PHP
10 13 (6.16%) R
11 12 (5.69%) Tcl
12 7 (3.32%) MATLAB
13 6 (2.84%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.84%) Scala
13 6 (2.84%) Shell Script
14 5 (2.37%) Go
14 5 (2.37%) VB
15 3 (1.42%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 35 (16.59%) Degree
2 12 (5.69%) RHCE
3 3 (1.42%) ISEB
3 3 (1.42%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.95%) PhD
5 1 (0.47%) CISA
5 1 (0.47%) CISM
5 1 (0.47%) CISSP
5 1 (0.47%) GSEC
5 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.00%) QA
2 11 (5.21%) SDET
3 2 (0.95%) JTAG
4 1 (0.47%) ARP4754
System Software
1 30 (14.22%) Docker
2 16 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.37%) Firmware
3 5 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (2.37%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (1.90%) FreeRADIUS
5 3 (1.42%) KVM
5 3 (1.42%) LXC
6 2 (0.95%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.95%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.47%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (14.22%) Puppet
2 22 (10.43%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (9.00%) Ansible
4 14 (6.64%) Salt
5 5 (2.37%) Nagios
6 4 (1.90%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (1.42%) Kibana
8 1 (0.47%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.47%) Mesos
8 1 (0.47%) Nessus
8 1 (0.47%) OpenView
8 1 (0.47%) Packer
8 1 (0.47%) SCCM
8 1 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (8.06%) VMware
2 15 (7.11%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.21%) Oracle
4 7 (3.32%) Xamarin
5 6 (2.84%) Cisco
6 4 (1.90%) Hortonworks
6 4 (1.90%) WSO2
7 3 (1.42%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.42%) SAP
8 2 (0.95%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.95%) Brocade
8 2 (0.95%) CA
8 2 (0.95%) Dell
8 2 (0.95%) HP
8 2 (0.95%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.95%) Riverbed
8 2 (0.95%) Toshiba
8 2 (0.95%) Vyatta
9 1 (0.47%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.47%) Samsung
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