Period
to 27 July 2021

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 27 July 2021 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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 34 29
Rank change year-on-year +17 -5 +9
Contract jobs citing Python 178 95 275
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 8.08% 5.43% 6.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.15% 14.59% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 60 153
10th Percentile £336 £318 £352
25th Percentile £363 £397 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £488
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% -2.56% +14.71%
75th Percentile £602 £550 £600
90th Percentile £675 £654 £679
England median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year - +2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 24
10th Percentile £34.54 £54.75 £16.18
25th Percentile £44.38 £58.13 £41.44
Median hourly rate £50.00 £65.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -23.08% +30.00% +25.00%
75th Percentile £51.61 £70.63 "
90th Percentile £60.00 £73.25 £51.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% -8.60% +11.69%

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 737 651 1,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 33.45% 37.20% 38.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 426 982
10th Percentile £231 £313 £313
25th Percentile £350 £388 £364
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £450
75th Percentile £545 £525 £525
90th Percentile £625 £584 £588
England median daily rate £513 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +2.60% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 24 61
10th Percentile £12.71 £11.60 £18.25
25th Percentile £26.08 £21.57 £41.25
Median hourly rate £37.25 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -17.22% - +12.50%
75th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £56.53 £56.38 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +8.67%

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 27 July 2021.

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 27 July 2021.

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 27 July 2021. 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 +10 83 £484 -3.73% 135
Hertfordshire +1 49 £550 +18.92% 43
Essex +15 23 £558 +17.47% 15
Suffolk +8 20 £341 -14.69% 7
Bedfordshire -6 1 - - 10
Python
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, 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 66 (37.08%) Docker
2 62 (34.83%) DevOps
3 53 (29.78%) Linux
4 51 (28.65%) AWS
5 46 (25.84%) Java
6 44 (24.72%) Kubernetes
7 40 (22.47%) Jenkins
7 40 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (20.79%) Terraform
9 32 (17.98%) Test Automation
9 32 (17.98%) Bash Shell
10 30 (16.85%) Ansible
10 30 (16.85%) Software Engineering
10 30 (16.85%) Software Testing
11 25 (14.04%) SQL
11 25 (14.04%) Azure
11 25 (14.04%) Git (software)
12 24 (13.48%) Social Skills
13 22 (12.36%) JIRA
13 22 (12.36%) Degree
13 22 (12.36%) C
13 22 (12.36%) GCP
14 21 (11.80%) Oracle
14 21 (11.80%) E-Commerce
15 20 (11.24%) JavaScript
16 19 (10.67%) Infrastructure as Code
17 18 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
17 18 (10.11%) Wi-Fi
17 18 (10.11%) Firmware
17 18 (10.11%) C++

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 12 (6.74%) Apache
1 12 (6.74%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (5.06%) IBM Domino
2 9 (5.06%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.49%) Apache Spark
3 8 (4.49%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.49%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (3.37%) Apache ServiceMix
5 3 (1.69%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.12%) JBoss
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.56%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.56%) CMS
7 1 (0.56%) Confluence
7 1 (0.56%) CoreMedia CMS
7 1 (0.56%) Luigi
7 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.56%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.56%) FrameMaker
3 1 (0.56%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (4.49%) Magento
2 6 (3.37%) Shopify
3 2 (1.12%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 51 (28.65%) AWS
2 25 (14.04%) Azure
3 22 (12.36%) GCP
4 17 (9.55%) Serverless
5 14 (7.87%) AWS Lambda
6 13 (7.30%) Amazon EKS
7 11 (6.18%) Amazon ECS
8 9 (5.06%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (2.25%) Akamai
10 4 (2.25%) Power Platform
11 3 (1.69%) Amazon Cognito
11 3 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (1.69%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.69%) GitHub
11 3 (1.69%) SaaS
12 2 (1.12%) Attraqt
12 2 (1.12%) AWS CodeCommit
12 2 (1.12%) IaaS
12 2 (1.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.11%) Wi-Fi
2 13 (7.30%) Bluetooth
2 13 (7.30%) Firewall
2 13 (7.30%) HTTP
3 12 (6.74%) Wireless
4 11 (6.18%) DNS
5 8 (4.49%) FTP
6 7 (3.93%) 5G
7 6 (3.37%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (3.37%) SSH
7 6 (3.37%) SSL
8 5 (2.81%) 4G
8 5 (2.81%) BitTorrent
8 5 (2.81%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (2.81%) IPv4
8 5 (2.81%) SNMP
9 4 (2.25%) IPv6
9 4 (2.25%) LTE
9 4 (2.25%) Multicast
9 4 (2.25%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.62%) Big Data
1 10 (5.62%) MySQL
2 7 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.37%) Amazon Redshift
3 6 (3.37%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.25%) Geospatial Data
4 4 (2.25%) Power BI
4 4 (2.25%) QGIS
5 3 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.69%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.69%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.69%) Tableau
6 2 (1.12%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.12%) DbVisualizer
6 2 (1.12%) HBase
Development Applications
1 40 (22.47%) Jenkins
2 25 (14.04%) Git (software)
3 22 (12.36%) JIRA
4 15 (8.43%) GitLab
5 10 (5.62%) Artifactory
6 8 (4.49%) Robot Framework
7 7 (3.93%) CircleCI
7 7 (3.93%) Selenium
7 7 (3.93%) Spinnaker
8 6 (3.37%) Travis CI
9 5 (2.81%) SonarQube
10 4 (2.25%) Maven
10 4 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (2.25%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.69%) GDB
11 3 (1.69%) JUnit
11 3 (1.69%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.12%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.12%) TestRail
12 2 (1.12%) WebPageTest
General
1 24 (13.48%) Social Skills
2 16 (8.99%) Electronics
3 14 (7.87%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.18%) Finance
5 9 (5.06%) Retail
6 8 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.93%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (2.25%) Law
8 4 (2.25%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.69%) Public Sector
10 2 (1.12%) Automotive
11 1 (0.56%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.56%) Legal
11 1 (0.56%) Marketing
11 1 (0.56%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (19.66%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (13.48%) Python Engineer
3 23 (12.92%) Test Engineer
4 20 (11.24%) Software Engineer
5 17 (9.55%) Data Engineer
6 14 (7.87%) Developer
7 13 (7.30%) Architect
8 12 (6.74%) Bluetooth Engineer
9 11 (6.18%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (5.06%) Analyst
11 8 (4.49%) AWS DevOps
11 8 (4.49%) Consultant
11 8 (4.49%) Platform Engineer
12 7 (3.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 5 (2.81%) Data Analyst
13 5 (2.81%) Test Automation Engineer
14 4 (2.25%) Development Engineer
14 4 (2.25%) Java Developer
14 4 (2.25%) Security Engineer
14 4 (2.25%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.74%) Node.js
2 9 (5.06%) XML
3 7 (3.93%) .NET
3 7 (3.93%) JSON
3 7 (3.93%) RESTful
3 7 (3.93%) Web Services
4 6 (3.37%) Lambda Expressions
4 6 (3.37%) PyTorch
4 6 (3.37%) TensorFlow
4 6 (3.37%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (2.81%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.81%) Apache NiFi
5 5 (2.81%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (2.81%) React
5 5 (2.81%) REST
6 4 (2.25%) HTML
6 4 (2.25%) Kafka
6 4 (2.25%) scikit-learn
6 4 (2.25%) Spring
6 4 (2.25%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.49%) Life Science
2 6 (3.37%) Clustering
2 6 (3.37%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (3.37%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (2.81%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (2.81%) Public Cloud
3 5 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.25%) ASIC
4 4 (2.25%) NHS
5 3 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.69%) FMCG
6 2 (1.12%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.12%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (1.12%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.12%) Replication
6 2 (1.12%) User Experience
7 1 (0.56%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 53 (29.78%) Linux
2 13 (7.30%) Unix
3 12 (6.74%) Android
4 8 (4.49%) Ubuntu
4 8 (4.49%) Windows
5 3 (1.69%) OpenWrt
6 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.12%) VMS
6 2 (1.12%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.56%) CentOS
7 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (34.83%) DevOps
2 40 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (17.98%) Test Automation
4 30 (16.85%) Software Engineering
4 30 (16.85%) Software Testing
5 21 (11.80%) E-Commerce
6 19 (10.67%) Infrastructure as Code
7 18 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (9.55%) OO
9 16 (8.99%) TDD
10 14 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (7.87%) Machine Learning
11 13 (7.30%) Analytics
11 13 (7.30%) Test Scripting
12 12 (6.74%) Coaching
12 12 (6.74%) Computer Science
13 11 (6.18%) Unit Testing
14 9 (5.06%) Cybersecurity
14 9 (5.06%) OOP
14 9 (5.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 46 (25.84%) Java
2 32 (17.98%) Bash Shell
3 25 (14.04%) SQL
4 22 (12.36%) C
5 20 (11.24%) JavaScript
6 18 (10.11%) C++
6 18 (10.11%) Go
6 18 (10.11%) PowerShell
7 17 (9.55%) Groovy
8 16 (8.99%) Scala
9 13 (7.30%) Shell Script
10 12 (6.74%) PHP
11 10 (5.62%) TypeScript
12 9 (5.06%) C#
12 9 (5.06%) Perl
13 7 (3.93%) Ruby
14 6 (3.37%) R
15 4 (2.25%) VBA
16 3 (1.69%) Embedded C
16 3 (1.69%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 22 (12.36%) Degree
2 18 (10.11%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.81%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.12%) CCNA
5 2 (1.12%) CCNP
5 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.12%) GCIH
5 2 (1.12%) GPEN
5 2 (1.12%) GSEC
6 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.56%) CISM
6 1 (0.56%) CISSP
6 1 (0.56%) HNC
6 1 (0.56%) HND
6 1 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.69%) JTAG
2 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.56%) NIST
2 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 66 (37.08%) Docker
2 18 (10.11%) Firmware
3 10 (5.62%) Varnish
4 6 (3.37%) Postfix
4 6 (3.37%) qmail
4 6 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.12%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.56%) HDFS
6 1 (0.56%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 44 (24.72%) Kubernetes
2 37 (20.79%) Terraform
3 30 (16.85%) Ansible
4 13 (7.30%) Puppet
5 10 (5.62%) Docker Swarm
5 10 (5.62%) Kibana
6 5 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.81%) Prometheus
7 3 (1.69%) Grafana
8 2 (1.12%) Iperf
8 2 (1.12%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.12%) vRealize
9 1 (0.56%) Argo
9 1 (0.56%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.56%) Istio
9 1 (0.56%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.56%) Packer
9 1 (0.56%) Scalr
9 1 (0.56%) SCCM
9 1 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 21 (11.80%) Oracle
2 12 (6.74%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.62%) IBM
3 10 (5.62%) VMware
4 9 (5.06%) Xerox
5 8 (4.49%) BT
5 8 (4.49%) Dynatrace
5 8 (4.49%) Google
5 8 (4.49%) New Relic
6 7 (3.93%) Atlassian
6 7 (3.93%) Cloudera
6 7 (3.93%) Red Hat
6 7 (3.93%) Splunk
7 4 (2.25%) Mapinfo
8 3 (1.69%) Cisco
8 3 (1.69%) Citrix
8 3 (1.69%) ESRI
8 3 (1.69%) F5
8 3 (1.69%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.69%) SAP