Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 18 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 74 74
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 0
Contract jobs citing Python 16 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.04% 0.57% 1.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.64% 1.71% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 4
Essex median daily rate £505 £550 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.18% +20.22% +30.71%
10th Percentile £418 £500 £316
90th Percentile £600 £600 £597
East of England median daily rate £425 £428 £400
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.88% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Essex median hourly rate - - £35.00
East of England median hourly rate £41.50 £39.38 £38.75
% change year-on-year +5.40% +1.61% -11.43%

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 Essex with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 345 293 459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 43.89% 33.41% 37.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 195 250
Essex median daily rate £503 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.57% -6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £313 £239 £232
90th Percentile £600 £525 £525
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 43 63
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.37% +8.23%
10th Percentile £26.35 £30.55 £25.40
90th Percentile £63.75 £45.95 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +4.17%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Python as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Python in Essex

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Essex

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Essex over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in Essex

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in Essex

Python
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Essex region over the 6 months to 18 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
Southend-on-Sea - 8 £550 - 1
Brentwood - 5 £450 -
Saffron Walden -2 1 - - 1
Python
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 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 Essex region with a requirement for Python.

1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) JIRA
3 11 (68.75%) Linux
4 10 (62.50%) Java
5 9 (56.25%) C
5 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
5 9 (56.25%) Ansible
5 9 (56.25%) DevOps
6 8 (50.00%) GitHub
6 8 (50.00%) Perl
6 8 (50.00%) Configuration Management
6 8 (50.00%) Ruby
7 7 (43.75%) Atlassian
7 7 (43.75%) ITIL
7 7 (43.75%) Functional Testing
7 7 (43.75%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (43.75%) GitLab
7 7 (43.75%) Software Delivery
8 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
8 6 (37.50%) Open Source
9 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
9 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
9 5 (31.25%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (31.25%) HTTP
9 5 (31.25%) Middleware
9 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
9 5 (31.25%) Mathematics
9 5 (31.25%) Degree
9 5 (31.25%) Subversion

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) JBoss
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) GitHub
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (6.25%) Redis
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (75.00%) JIRA
2 7 (43.75%) GitLab
3 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
4 5 (31.25%) Subversion
5 3 (18.75%) Robot Framework
6 1 (6.25%) Maven
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Developer
3 3 (18.75%) C Developer
3 3 (18.75%) C/C++ Developer
3 3 (18.75%) C++ Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Embedded C Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Embedded C++ Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Embedded Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Test Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 2 (12.50%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Middleware
2 4 (25.00%) JSON
2 4 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) J2EE
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
2 4 (25.00%) Device Driver
2 4 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (12.50%) STB
4 1 (6.25%) Digital TV
4 1 (6.25%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) DevOps
2 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 8 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (43.75%) Functional Testing
4 7 (43.75%) ITIL
4 7 (43.75%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (43.75%) Software Delivery
5 6 (37.50%) Open Source
6 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (31.25%) Mathematics
6 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
7 4 (25.00%) API Development
7 4 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (25.00%) Multithreading
7 4 (25.00%) OO
7 4 (25.00%) Server Hardening
7 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) C
3 8 (50.00%) Perl
3 8 (50.00%) Ruby
4 4 (25.00%) C++
5 3 (18.75%) Embedded C
6 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Atlassian
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) WSO2