Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 49 54
Rank change year-on-year +17 +5 +30
Contract jobs citing Python 303 185 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.85% 3.83% 3.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.04% 9.72% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 61 107
East of England median daily rate £425 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £322 £313 £273
90th Percentile £575 £575 £468
England median daily rate £513 £475 £461
% change year-on-year +7.89% +2.98% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 21 18
East of England median hourly rate £41.50 £39.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.06% +1.94% -11.43%
10th Percentile £36.25 £36.25 £32.13
90th Percentile £52.88 £46.75 £53.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.91% +1.95% +18.46%

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 2015 1904 2243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 38.93% 39.38% 38.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 1126 1304
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
10th Percentile £288 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £531 £500
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 134 172
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.00% +1.35%
10th Percentile £15.86 £27.73 £21.03
90th Percentile £53.50 £53.38 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +22.79%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +8 168 £375 -11.76% 127
Hertfordshire +8 62 £450 +2.86% 32
Bedfordshire -6 31 £480 +6.67% 4
Norfolk +8 17 £550 +57.14% 5
Essex +2 17 £503 -8.64% 5
Suffolk +14 8 £463 +4.28% 3
Python
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 125 (41.25%) Linux
2 94 (31.02%) C
3 87 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (25.08%) Test Automation
5 70 (23.10%) Perl
6 67 (22.11%) Wireless
7 64 (21.12%) C++
8 58 (19.14%) Java
9 54 (17.82%) DevOps
10 52 (17.16%) Amazon AWS
11 48 (15.84%) Software Engineering
12 45 (14.85%) Telecoms
13 44 (14.52%) Embedded C
13 44 (14.52%) Jenkins
14 43 (14.19%) JIRA
14 43 (14.19%) Ruby
15 42 (13.86%) Ansible
16 41 (13.53%) SQL
17 39 (12.87%) Bluetooth
17 39 (12.87%) Git (software)
18 35 (11.55%) Electronics
19 32 (10.56%) Windows
20 31 (10.23%) Degree
21 29 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
21 29 (9.57%) XML
22 28 (9.24%) Unix
22 28 (9.24%) Test Scripting
22 28 (9.24%) Embedded Systems
23 27 (8.91%) Big Data
23 27 (8.91%) Mathematics

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 25 (8.25%) Apache Spark
2 24 (7.92%) Confluence
3 13 (4.29%) Apache
4 9 (2.97%) OpenStack
5 7 (2.31%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (2.31%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.65%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.33%) JBoss
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (3.30%) Doxygen
2 6 (1.98%) HipChat
3 4 (1.32%) FrameMaker
3 4 (1.32%) XMetaL
4 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.99%) Simulink
5 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 52 (17.16%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.95%) AWS CloudFormation
2 15 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.63%) GitHub
4 8 (2.64%) Amazon S3
5 7 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.98%) Route 53
7 4 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.32%) Serverless
8 3 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.99%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.99%) PaaS
8 3 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.66%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.66%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 67 (22.11%) Wireless
2 39 (12.87%) Bluetooth
3 22 (7.26%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (3.30%) Firewall
5 9 (2.97%) HTTP
5 9 (2.97%) SSL
6 8 (2.64%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.31%) Internet
8 4 (1.32%) IPsec
8 4 (1.32%) Network Security
8 4 (1.32%) VPN
9 3 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.99%) WAN
9 3 (0.99%) WLAN
10 2 (0.66%) DHCP
10 2 (0.66%) DNS
10 2 (0.66%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.66%) ICMP
11 1 (0.33%) SMS
11 1 (0.33%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.91%) Big Data
1 27 (8.91%) Hadoop
2 25 (8.25%) MySQL
3 24 (7.92%) SQL Server
4 21 (6.93%) Relational Database
5 16 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (3.63%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (3.63%) RDBMS
8 9 (2.97%) DB2
8 9 (2.97%) Oracle Database
9 8 (2.64%) Amazon Redshift
9 8 (2.64%) Apache Hive
9 8 (2.64%) MongoDB
9 8 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (2.31%) Impala
11 6 (1.98%) Power BI
12 5 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (1.65%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 44 (14.52%) Jenkins
2 43 (14.19%) JIRA
3 39 (12.87%) Git (software)
4 17 (5.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 16 (5.28%) Selenium
6 15 (4.95%) Ant
6 15 (4.95%) Cucumber
6 15 (4.95%) TeamCity
7 13 (4.29%) Maven
8 12 (3.96%) SoapUI
9 11 (3.63%) JUnit
10 10 (3.30%) Bitbucket
10 10 (3.30%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (2.97%) JBehave
11 9 (2.97%) Subversion
11 9 (2.97%) WebDriver
12 8 (2.64%) Artifactory
12 8 (2.64%) GitLab
12 8 (2.64%) MSBuild
12 8 (2.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 45 (14.85%) Telecoms
2 35 (11.55%) Electronics
3 19 (6.27%) Retail
4 18 (5.94%) Finance
5 7 (2.31%) Publishing
6 5 (1.65%) Law
7 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 65 (21.45%) Developer
2 46 (15.18%) Test Engineer
3 37 (12.21%) Embedded Engineer
4 31 (10.23%) DevOps Engineer
5 28 (9.24%) Python Developer
5 28 (9.24%) Software Engineer
6 19 (6.27%) Author
6 19 (6.27%) Software Test Engineer
6 19 (6.27%) Technical Author
6 19 (6.27%) Tester
7 16 (5.28%) Data Scientist
8 15 (4.95%) Automation Tester
8 15 (4.95%) Embedded Developer
8 15 (4.95%) Test Automation Engineer
9 14 (4.62%) Bluetooth Engineer
9 14 (4.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 13 (4.29%) Analyst
11 12 (3.96%) C Developer
11 12 (3.96%) Consultant
11 12 (3.96%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (9.57%) XML
2 25 (8.25%) HTML
3 13 (4.29%) JSON
3 13 (4.29%) Kafka
3 13 (4.29%) Middleware
4 12 (3.96%) Spring
5 11 (3.63%) .NET
5 11 (3.63%) Web Services
5 11 (3.63%) XSLT
6 10 (3.30%) Django
6 10 (3.30%) NumPy
6 10 (3.30%) REST
7 9 (2.97%) Qt
8 8 (2.64%) CSS
8 8 (2.64%) SciPy
9 6 (1.98%) boto
9 6 (1.98%) Flask
9 6 (1.98%) Spring MVC
10 5 (1.65%) RESTful
11 4 (1.32%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.24%) Embedded Systems
2 22 (7.26%) Computer Science
3 16 (5.28%) Device Driver
4 11 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.63%) RIA
5 9 (2.97%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 8 (2.64%) Verilog
7 7 (2.31%) Algorithms
7 7 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.31%) User Experience
8 6 (1.98%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.32%) CAN bus
10 4 (1.32%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.99%) Fintech
11 3 (0.99%) LIMS
11 3 (0.99%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.99%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 125 (41.25%) Linux
2 32 (10.56%) Windows
3 28 (9.24%) Unix
4 9 (2.97%) Ubuntu
5 8 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.64%) Solaris
6 7 (2.31%) Android
7 6 (1.98%) CentOS
8 5 (1.65%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (1.65%) VMS
9 3 (0.99%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.66%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.33%) AIX
11 1 (0.33%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.33%) Debian
11 1 (0.33%) HPUX
11 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (25.08%) Test Automation
3 54 (17.82%) DevOps
4 48 (15.84%) Software Engineering
5 29 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (9.24%) Test Scripting
7 27 (8.91%) Mathematics
8 24 (7.92%) Analytics
8 24 (7.92%) Configuration Management
9 23 (7.59%) Signal Processing
10 22 (7.26%) Statistics
11 19 (6.27%) Machine Learning
12 16 (5.28%) E-Commerce
12 16 (5.28%) ETL
12 16 (5.28%) Scrum
13 15 (4.95%) TDD
14 14 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (4.62%) OO
14 14 (4.62%) Open Source
15 13 (4.29%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 94 (31.02%) C
2 70 (23.10%) Perl
3 64 (21.12%) C++
4 58 (19.14%) Java
5 44 (14.52%) Embedded C
6 43 (14.19%) Ruby
7 41 (13.53%) SQL
8 24 (7.92%) Bash Shell
9 23 (7.59%) R
10 22 (7.26%) JavaScript
11 19 (6.27%) C#
12 16 (5.28%) Tcl
13 13 (4.29%) Shell Script
14 9 (2.97%) PowerShell
15 8 (2.64%) Assembly Language
16 6 (1.98%) Embedded C++
16 6 (1.98%) PHP
17 5 (1.65%) Cython
17 5 (1.65%) MATLAB
18 3 (0.99%) Go
Qualifications
1 31 (10.23%) Degree
2 11 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.65%) PhD
4 3 (0.99%) AWS Certification
4 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.99%) RHCE
5 2 (0.66%) GCIA
5 2 (0.66%) GCIH
5 2 (0.66%) ISEB
5 2 (0.66%) RHCA
6 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.33%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.93%) QA
2 6 (1.98%) GCP
3 5 (1.65%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.99%) MISRA
4 3 (0.99%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.66%) DO-254
5 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.33%) AS 2805
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (7.92%) Docker
2 22 (7.26%) Firmware
3 10 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.65%) HDFS
4 5 (1.65%) VirtualBox
5 4 (1.32%) iptables
6 3 (0.99%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
6 3 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.33%) LXC
7 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 42 (13.86%) Ansible
2 19 (6.27%) Puppet
3 17 (5.61%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (4.62%) Kubernetes
5 13 (4.29%) Terraform
6 11 (3.63%) Mesos
7 7 (2.31%) Hadoop YARN
8 6 (1.98%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (1.98%) Oozie
8 6 (1.98%) Rancher
9 3 (0.99%) EnCase
9 3 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.66%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.66%) Marathon
10 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.33%) Packer
11 1 (0.33%) yum
11 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (6.60%) Atlassian
2 17 (5.61%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.95%) Oracle
4 14 (4.62%) Red Hat
5 13 (4.29%) Cloudera
5 13 (4.29%) Perforce
6 12 (3.96%) VMware
7 11 (3.63%) Tableau
8 6 (1.98%) Alteryx
9 4 (1.32%) Cisco
9 4 (1.32%) EMC
10 3 (0.99%) FireEye
10 3 (0.99%) IBM
10 3 (0.99%) Intel
10 3 (0.99%) McAfee
10 3 (0.99%) Rackspace
10 3 (0.99%) SAP
10 3 (0.99%) Splunk
10 3 (0.99%) Symantec
11 2 (0.66%) Sonatype