Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 34 40
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6 +24
Contract jobs citing Python 263 281 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.23% 5.75% 4.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.06% 14.88% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 137 80
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +16.13%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £577 £562 £563
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 44 22
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -2.60%
10th Percentile £32.63 £36.25 £32.85
90th Percentile £52.00 £51.25 £46.68
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year +3.11% +1.90% +5.33%

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 1,871 1,889 1,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 37.22% 38.65% 36.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,175 1,064 1,077
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £280 £233
90th Percentile £569 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 126 134
East of England median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +0.63% +6.00%
10th Percentile £20.71 £17.01 £27.00
90th Percentile £54.38 £53.38 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% +6.67% +2.74%

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 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -1 125 £400 +6.67% 214
Bedfordshire +20 42 £475 -1.04% 4
Hertfordshire -27 39 £425 -5.56% 54
Essex +9 25 £525 +3.96% 12
Suffolk -3 24 £425 +9.68% 3
Norfolk +5 4 £475 -2.56% 5
East Anglia - 4 £475 - 14
Python
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 119 (45.25%) Linux
2 94 (35.74%) Java
3 83 (31.56%) DevOps
4 81 (30.80%) Amazon AWS
5 75 (28.52%) Jenkins
6 66 (25.10%) Perl
7 65 (24.71%) Ansible
8 57 (21.67%) SQL
9 56 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
10 55 (20.91%) Ruby
11 53 (20.15%) Bash Shell
12 50 (19.01%) C++
13 49 (18.63%) Hadoop
14 48 (18.25%) Test Automation
14 48 (18.25%) Continuous Integration
15 47 (17.87%) Git (software)
16 44 (16.73%) Big Data
17 41 (15.59%) C
18 40 (15.21%) Docker
18 40 (15.21%) Data Science
19 39 (14.83%) Puppet
20 37 (14.07%) Apache Spark
21 35 (13.31%) JIRA
22 34 (12.93%) Software Engineering
23 33 (12.55%) JavaScript
24 32 (12.17%) Opscode Chef
25 31 (11.79%) MongoDB
26 30 (11.41%) Terraform
27 29 (11.03%) OO
27 29 (11.03%) Configuration Management

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 37 (14.07%) Apache Spark
2 25 (9.51%) Apache
3 21 (7.98%) OpenStack
4 18 (6.84%) nginx
5 10 (3.80%) Confluence
6 9 (3.42%) Tomcat
7 8 (3.04%) Apache Airflow
7 8 (3.04%) Luigi
7 8 (3.04%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.52%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.14%) Apache Pig
10 3 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.76%) CMS
11 2 (0.76%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.76%) Jetty
11 2 (0.76%) Mongrel
11 2 (0.76%) SAS
11 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.14%) 3ds Max
2 3 (1.14%) Maya
2 3 (1.14%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.76%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.38%) HipChat
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.38%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.38%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 81 (30.80%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (10.27%) Amazon EMR
3 23 (8.75%) Amazon EC2
3 23 (8.75%) Amazon Kinesis
4 20 (7.60%) GitHub
5 13 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (3.04%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.52%) Stackdriver
8 3 (1.14%) vREST
9 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.76%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.76%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.76%) PaaS
9 2 (0.76%) SaaS
10 1 (0.38%) Akamai
10 1 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.51%) Wireless
2 19 (7.22%) Firewall
3 17 (6.46%) DNS
4 16 (6.08%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (4.56%) WLAN
6 11 (4.18%) TCP/IP
7 10 (3.80%) BGP
7 10 (3.80%) Bluetooth
8 9 (3.42%) HTTP
8 9 (3.42%) SSL
9 8 (3.04%) Unicast
10 7 (2.66%) LAN
11 6 (2.28%) IPv6
11 6 (2.28%) VXLAN
12 5 (1.90%) Network Security
13 4 (1.52%) DHCP
13 4 (1.52%) HTTPS
13 4 (1.52%) Internet
14 3 (1.14%) IPsec
14 3 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (18.63%) Hadoop
2 44 (16.73%) Big Data
3 31 (11.79%) MongoDB
4 29 (11.03%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (8.75%) Amazon RDS
6 22 (8.37%) Amazon Athena
6 22 (8.37%) Amazon Redshift
7 21 (7.98%) MySQL
8 19 (7.22%) NoSQL
9 14 (5.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (4.56%) SQL Server
11 11 (4.18%) Apache Hive
12 10 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (3.42%) Impala
13 9 (3.42%) Relational Database
14 7 (2.66%) RDBMS
15 5 (1.90%) Apache Kudu
15 5 (1.90%) OLTP
15 5 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
16 4 (1.52%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 75 (28.52%) Jenkins
2 47 (17.87%) Git (software)
3 35 (13.31%) JIRA
4 19 (7.22%) TeamCity
5 14 (5.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 14 (5.32%) Selenium
6 13 (4.94%) GitLab
7 12 (4.56%) Vagrant
8 10 (3.80%) Subversion
9 9 (3.42%) Artifactory
10 6 (2.28%) Bitbucket
10 6 (2.28%) Cucumber
10 6 (2.28%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.90%) Mocha
11 5 (1.90%) SoapUI
11 5 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (1.52%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.52%) WebDriver
13 3 (1.14%) JUnit
13 3 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (6.08%) Electronics
2 14 (5.32%) Retail
3 11 (4.18%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.42%) Law
5 7 (2.66%) Finance
6 3 (1.14%) Games
7 2 (0.76%) Automotive
7 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.76%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.76%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 58 (22.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 49 (18.63%) Developer
3 32 (12.17%) AWS Engineer
4 26 (9.89%) Data Engineer
4 26 (9.89%) Python Engineer
5 22 (8.37%) Big Data Engineer
5 22 (8.37%) Test Engineer
6 19 (7.22%) Software Engineer
7 13 (4.94%) Python Developer
8 12 (4.56%) Analyst
8 12 (4.56%) Data Scientist
9 10 (3.80%) Network Engineer
10 9 (3.42%) Architect
10 9 (3.42%) C# Developer
10 9 (3.42%) Software Developer
11 8 (3.04%) Automation Test Analyst
11 8 (3.04%) Java Engineer
11 8 (3.04%) Linux Engineer
11 8 (3.04%) Software Test Engineer
11 8 (3.04%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.60%) HTML
2 14 (5.32%) CSS
3 13 (4.94%) Node.js
4 12 (4.56%) LAMP
5 11 (4.18%) LAPP Stack
5 11 (4.18%) LEMP Stack
6 10 (3.80%) Kafka
6 10 (3.80%) MLlib
7 9 (3.42%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (3.04%) AngularJS
8 8 (3.04%) Elastic Stack
8 8 (3.04%) React
8 8 (3.04%) XML
9 7 (2.66%) Spring
10 6 (2.28%) .NET
10 6 (2.28%) REST
11 5 (1.90%) J2EE
11 5 (1.90%) Web Services
12 4 (1.52%) JSP
12 4 (1.52%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.56%) PKI
3 10 (3.80%) Algorithms
3 10 (3.80%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.04%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.04%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (1.52%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.52%) FMCG
5 4 (1.52%) Replication
6 3 (1.14%) Augmented Reality
6 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.14%) Fintech
6 3 (1.14%) LIMS
6 3 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.14%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.14%) Raspberry Pi
7 2 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.76%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 119 (45.25%) Linux
2 21 (7.98%) CentOS
3 19 (7.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (6.84%) Unix
5 16 (6.08%) Windows
6 6 (2.28%) Android
7 5 (1.90%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.76%) DC/OS
8 2 (0.76%) Debian
8 2 (0.76%) VMS
8 2 (0.76%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.38%) Fedora
9 1 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (31.56%) DevOps
2 56 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (18.25%) Continuous Integration
3 48 (18.25%) Test Automation
4 40 (15.21%) Data Science
5 34 (12.93%) Software Engineering
6 29 (11.03%) Configuration Management
6 29 (11.03%) OO
7 20 (7.60%) Analytics
7 20 (7.60%) Deployment Automation
7 20 (7.60%) Open Source
7 20 (7.60%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (6.84%) Mathematics
9 16 (6.08%) Test Scripting
10 15 (5.70%) Collaborative Working
10 15 (5.70%) ITIL
11 14 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (5.32%) ETL
12 13 (4.94%) SDLC
13 12 (4.56%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 94 (35.74%) Java
2 66 (25.10%) Perl
3 57 (21.67%) SQL
4 55 (20.91%) Ruby
5 53 (20.15%) Bash Shell
6 50 (19.01%) C++
7 41 (15.59%) C
8 33 (12.55%) JavaScript
9 28 (10.65%) C#
10 27 (10.27%) Scala
11 18 (6.84%) R
12 12 (4.56%) Go
13 11 (4.18%) PHP
13 11 (4.18%) PowerShell
14 7 (2.66%) Shell Script
15 6 (2.28%) VBA
16 5 (1.90%) Embedded C
16 5 (1.90%) T-SQL
17 4 (1.52%) MATLAB
17 4 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (6.46%) Degree
2 10 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (3.42%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.28%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.90%) CCNA
5 5 (1.90%) CCNP
6 3 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (1.14%) PhD
6 3 (1.14%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.76%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.66%) QA
2 2 (0.76%) GDPR
3 1 (0.38%) ARP4754
3 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.38%) GCP
3 1 (0.38%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.38%) MISRA
3 1 (0.38%) PMO
3 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (15.21%) Docker
2 15 (5.70%) Firmware
3 10 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.66%) Apache Flume
5 5 (1.90%) HDFS
6 3 (1.14%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.76%) Xen
8 1 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.38%) Ceph
8 1 (0.38%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.38%) LXC
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.38%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 65 (24.71%) Ansible
2 39 (14.83%) Puppet
3 32 (12.17%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (11.41%) Terraform
5 24 (9.13%) Kubernetes
6 15 (5.70%) Salt
7 14 (5.32%) Nagios
8 11 (4.18%) ZABBIX
9 6 (2.28%) Kibana
9 6 (2.28%) Oozie
10 4 (1.52%) HAProxy
10 4 (1.52%) logstash
10 4 (1.52%) Rancher
11 3 (1.14%) Grafana
11 3 (1.14%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.76%) Mesos
12 2 (0.76%) Nmap
12 2 (0.76%) rkt
13 1 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.38%) yum
Vendors
1 26 (9.89%) Red Hat
2 21 (7.98%) Atlassian
3 20 (7.60%) Oracle
4 19 (7.22%) VMware
5 14 (5.32%) NetApp
6 12 (4.56%) CheckPoint
6 12 (4.56%) Cisco
7 11 (4.18%) Microsoft
8 8 (3.04%) Google
9 7 (2.66%) Arista
10 5 (1.90%) F5
11 4 (1.52%) Adobe
11 4 (1.52%) New Relic
11 4 (1.52%) Percona
11 4 (1.52%) SAP
11 4 (1.52%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.52%) Splunk
11 4 (1.52%) Tableau
12 3 (1.14%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.14%) Sybase