The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Python skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Python over the 3 months to 25 June 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 29 41
Rank change year-on-year -10 +12  
Contract jobs citing Python 2 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.80% 3.72% 1.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.25% 8.28% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 5
Median daily rate £425 £450 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -12.19%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +9.67% +6.16%  

Python is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 89 145 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 35.46% 44.89% 50.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 86 83
Median daily rate £345 £434 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.50% +27.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £255 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £750 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £17.42 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +158.39% -56.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Python as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Python in Kent

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Kent

Python
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Kent region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dartford - 1 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £425 - 1
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Kent region with a requirement for Python.

1 6 (85.71%) Unix
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Web Development
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) Django
3 3 (42.86%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 3 (42.86%) Ajax
3 3 (42.86%) HTML5
3 3 (42.86%) CSS3
3 3 (42.86%) Sass
3 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Photoshop
3 3 (42.86%) CSS
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) Subversion
3 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 3 (42.86%) React
3 3 (42.86%) User Experience
3 3 (42.86%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 3 (42.86%) Wireframes
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) DevOps
4 2 (28.57%) Ansible
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) Puppet

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) Subversion
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) Hudson
General
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 3 (42.86%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 3 (42.86%) HTML CSS Developer
2 3 (42.86%) HTML Developer
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Web Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Django Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Python/Django Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Linux Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Unix Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Unix Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Unix Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Django
2 3 (42.86%) Ajax
2 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) CSS3
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) HTML5
2 3 (42.86%) jQuery
2 3 (42.86%) React
2 3 (42.86%) Sass
3 1 (14.29%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Web Development
2 3 (42.86%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) Wireframes
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) FPGA Design
4 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
1 1 (14.29%) Firmware
1 1 (14.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Ansible
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) CFEngine
2 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SaltStack