Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 11 18
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7 +21
Contract jobs citing Python 210 115 306
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 8.38% 9.30% 7.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.76% 22.16% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 73 184
10th Percentile £339 £300 £341
25th Percentile £363 £313 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £400 £500
Median % change year-on-year +31.25% -20.00% +17.65%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £577
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
England median daily rate £550 £525 £540
% change year-on-year +4.76% -2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 28
10th Percentile £28.94 £33.58 £42.00
25th Percentile £31.25 £35.00 £42.38
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.25 £46.25
Median % change year-on-year -11.24% -8.65% +8.82%
75th Percentile £48.81 £51.88 £50.00
90th Percentile £55.25 £62.75 "
England median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year +15.38% -29.73% +8.82%

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 884 519 1,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 35.29% 41.99% 37.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 333 897
10th Percentile £234 £264 £301
25th Percentile £363 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £428 £430
Median % change year-on-year +8.19% -0.58% +1.18%
75th Percentile £550 £525 £500
90th Percentile £625 £575 £588
England median daily rate £525 £490 £488
% change year-on-year +7.14% +0.51% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 62
10th Percentile £15.88 £13.15 £31.15
25th Percentile £26.03 £30.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate £34.70 £42.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -18.35% -5.56% +2.27%
75th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £49.38
90th Percentile £56.95 £54.10 £50.00
England median hourly rate £45.50 £37.93 £45.00
% change year-on-year +19.97% -15.72% +7.14%

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 28 October 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 28 October 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 28 October 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 -2 97 £500 - 164
Hertfordshire +1 43 £600 +20.46% 60
Essex -17 39 £578 +48.21% 12
Suffolk +6 27 £350 +9.38% 6
Bedfordshire -14 1 - - 3
Norfolk -14 1 £435 - 3
Python
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 95 (45.24%) DevOps
2 78 (37.14%) Linux
3 77 (36.67%) AWS
4 70 (33.33%) Docker
5 57 (27.14%) Terraform
6 54 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (25.24%) Jenkins
8 51 (24.29%) Ansible
9 49 (23.33%) Software Engineering
10 44 (20.95%) Java
11 43 (20.48%) Bash Shell
12 42 (20.00%) Kubernetes
13 38 (18.10%) Git (software)
14 36 (17.14%) Test Automation
15 35 (16.67%) Software Testing
16 34 (16.19%) Problem-Solving
17 28 (13.33%) Azure
17 28 (13.33%) Infrastructure as Code
18 27 (12.86%) Social Skills
18 27 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
19 26 (12.38%) PowerShell
19 26 (12.38%) Artifactory
20 25 (11.90%) SQL
21 24 (11.43%) JIRA
21 24 (11.43%) TDD
21 24 (11.43%) Groovy
21 24 (11.43%) Puppet
22 23 (10.95%) Degree
22 23 (10.95%) OO
22 23 (10.95%) Firmware

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 6 (2.86%) Confluence
1 6 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.43%) SAS
3 2 (0.95%) Apache Solr
3 2 (0.95%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.95%) nginx
3 2 (0.95%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.48%) Apache
4 1 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.48%) CMS
4 1 (0.48%) CoreMedia CMS
4 1 (0.48%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.48%) IIS
4 1 (0.48%) JBoss
4 1 (0.48%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.86%) FrameMaker
2 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.95%) Simulink
3 2 (0.95%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.48%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Magento
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 77 (36.67%) AWS
2 28 (13.33%) Azure
3 22 (10.48%) Amazon EKS
4 21 (10.00%) GCP
5 20 (9.52%) Amazon ECS
6 17 (8.10%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (6.67%) Serverless
8 10 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (2.86%) GitHub
10 5 (2.38%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (1.90%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.90%) Power Platform
12 3 (1.43%) OpenShift
12 3 (1.43%) Snowflake
13 2 (0.95%) Akamai
13 2 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.95%) AWS CodeCommit
13 2 (0.95%) IaaS
13 2 (0.95%) PaaS
13 2 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
2 16 (7.62%) Bluetooth
3 13 (6.19%) Wireless
4 9 (4.29%) DNS
5 8 (3.81%) Firewall
6 7 (3.33%) Multicast
7 6 (2.86%) HTTP
7 6 (2.86%) IPv4
7 6 (2.86%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.38%) 5G
8 5 (2.38%) BitTorrent
8 5 (2.38%) IPv6
8 5 (2.38%) PPP
8 5 (2.38%) UPnP
8 5 (2.38%) WAN
9 4 (1.90%) 4G
9 4 (1.90%) DECT
9 4 (1.90%) LAN
9 4 (1.90%) LTE
10 3 (1.43%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.29%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.86%) Big Data
2 6 (2.86%) MySQL
2 6 (2.86%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.90%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (1.90%) Power BI
4 4 (1.90%) Tableau
5 3 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.43%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.43%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.43%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.43%) HBase
5 3 (1.43%) Pentaho
5 3 (1.43%) QGIS
5 3 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 53 (25.24%) Jenkins
2 38 (18.10%) Git (software)
3 26 (12.38%) Artifactory
4 24 (11.43%) JIRA
5 18 (8.57%) GitLab
6 7 (3.33%) Gerrit
7 6 (2.86%) Robot Framework
7 6 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (2.86%) Spinnaker
8 5 (2.38%) Bitbucket
8 5 (2.38%) GDB
8 5 (2.38%) Selenium
8 5 (2.38%) SonarQube
9 4 (1.90%) CircleCI
9 4 (1.90%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.95%) Bitbucket Server
10 2 (0.95%) GNU Toolchain
11 1 (0.48%) CMake
11 1 (0.48%) Gradle
11 1 (0.48%) Pylint
General
1 27 (12.86%) Social Skills
2 15 (7.14%) Electronics
3 12 (5.71%) Public Sector
4 11 (5.24%) Finance
5 10 (4.76%) Retail
6 8 (3.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (3.81%) Telecoms
7 7 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.86%) Publishing
9 5 (2.38%) Presentation Skills
10 3 (1.43%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.95%) Automotive
11 2 (0.95%) Law
12 1 (0.48%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.48%) Games
12 1 (0.48%) Legal
12 1 (0.48%) Marketing
12 1 (0.48%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 49 (23.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (17.14%) Python Engineer
3 31 (14.76%) Software Engineer
4 22 (10.48%) Developer
5 21 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 19 (9.05%) AWS Engineer
7 15 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
7 15 (7.14%) Bluetooth Engineer
8 13 (6.19%) Platform Engineer
9 12 (5.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 12 (5.71%) Cloud Engineer
9 12 (5.71%) Python Software Engineer
10 11 (5.24%) Architect
10 11 (5.24%) Data Engineer
11 10 (4.76%) Consultant
12 8 (3.81%) Python Developer
13 6 (2.86%) Analyst
13 6 (2.86%) C# Software Engineer
13 6 (2.86%) DevOps Consultant
13 6 (2.86%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.62%) Flask
2 14 (6.67%) Django
3 13 (6.19%) Web Services
3 13 (6.19%) XML
4 9 (4.29%) React
5 8 (3.81%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (3.81%) REST
6 7 (3.33%) JSON
6 7 (3.33%) Lambda Expressions
7 6 (2.86%) Node.js
7 6 (2.86%) XSLT
8 5 (2.38%) .NET
8 5 (2.38%) CSS
8 5 (2.38%) HTML
8 5 (2.38%) WSDL
9 4 (1.90%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.90%) FastAPI
9 4 (1.90%) NumPy
9 4 (1.90%) RESTful
10 3 (1.43%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.62%) Embedded Systems
2 10 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (3.81%) User Experience
4 7 (3.33%) Life Science
5 5 (2.38%) Cloud Native
5 5 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.38%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.90%) NHS
7 3 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.95%) 3D Printing
8 2 (0.95%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (0.95%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.95%) FMCG
8 2 (0.95%) Optoelectronics
8 2 (0.95%) Replication
8 2 (0.95%) Robotics
8 2 (0.95%) Verilog
8 2 (0.95%) VHDL
9 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.48%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 78 (37.14%) Linux
2 15 (7.14%) Android
3 13 (6.19%) Windows
4 10 (4.76%) Unix
5 7 (3.33%) Ubuntu
6 5 (2.38%) OpenWrt
6 5 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.95%) CentOS
7 2 (0.95%) FreeRTOS
7 2 (0.95%) VMS
7 2 (0.95%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (45.24%) DevOps
2 54 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (23.33%) Software Engineering
4 36 (17.14%) Test Automation
5 35 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 34 (16.19%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (13.33%) Infrastructure as Code
8 27 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (11.43%) TDD
10 23 (10.95%) OO
11 18 (8.57%) Analytics
11 18 (8.57%) Computer Science
12 16 (7.62%) Domain-Driven Design
12 16 (7.62%) Machine Learning
12 16 (7.62%) Test Scripting
13 15 (7.14%) E-Commerce
13 15 (7.14%) OOP
13 15 (7.14%) Scrum
13 15 (7.14%) Web Development
14 11 (5.24%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (20.95%) Java
2 43 (20.48%) Bash Shell
3 26 (12.38%) PowerShell
4 25 (11.90%) SQL
5 24 (11.43%) Groovy
6 21 (10.00%) Scala
7 20 (9.52%) C
8 19 (9.05%) Go
9 17 (8.10%) Perl
10 16 (7.62%) C#
11 15 (7.14%) C++
11 15 (7.14%) JavaScript
12 11 (5.24%) Shell Script
13 9 (4.29%) Ruby
14 7 (3.33%) VBA
15 5 (2.38%) R
16 4 (1.90%) Embedded C++
16 4 (1.90%) PHP
17 3 (1.43%) MATLAB
17 3 (1.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (10.95%) Degree
2 11 (5.24%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.81%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.86%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.95%) PhD
6 2 (0.95%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.48%) CISM
7 1 (0.48%) CISSP
7 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.90%) JTAG
2 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.48%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.48%) NIST
2 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 70 (33.33%) Docker
2 23 (10.95%) Firmware
3 7 (3.33%) Varnish
4 4 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.43%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.43%) HDFS
6 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.48%) RHEV
6 1 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 57 (27.14%) Terraform
2 51 (24.29%) Ansible
3 42 (20.00%) Kubernetes
4 24 (11.43%) Puppet
5 19 (9.05%) Docker Swarm
6 6 (2.86%) Kibana
7 5 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.90%) Prometheus
9 3 (1.43%) Packer
10 2 (0.95%) logstash
10 2 (0.95%) vRealize
11 1 (0.48%) Grafana
11 1 (0.48%) Iperf
11 1 (0.48%) QRadar
11 1 (0.48%) Rancher
11 1 (0.48%) SCCM
11 1 (0.48%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.48%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 16 (7.62%) Oracle
2 11 (5.24%) VMware
3 9 (4.29%) Atlassian
3 9 (4.29%) Google
3 9 (4.29%) Red Hat
3 9 (4.29%) Splunk
4 6 (2.86%) Adobe
5 5 (2.38%) BT
5 5 (2.38%) Cloudera
5 5 (2.38%) IBM
6 4 (1.90%) Cisco
6 4 (1.90%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.43%) Alteryx
7 3 (1.43%) Citrix
7 3 (1.43%) ESRI
7 3 (1.43%) F5
7 3 (1.43%) Informatica
7 3 (1.43%) Mapinfo
7 3 (1.43%) Talend
8 2 (0.95%) LogRhythm