The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 21 18 25
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7  
Contract jobs citing Python 20 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 7.19% 8.02% 5.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.16% 18.27% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 12
Median daily rate £475 £550 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.63% +83.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.66% -5.62%  

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 Oxford with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 152 104 143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 54.68% 43.88% 38.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 87 117
Median daily rate £405 £425 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +12.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Median hourly rate £54.50 £11.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +395.45% -50.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Oxford

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Oxford over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in Oxford

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in Oxford

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Python.

1 16 (48.48%) Docker
2 12 (36.36%) Linux
2 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (30.30%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (27.27%) Puppet
5 8 (24.24%) DevOps
6 7 (21.21%) Subversion
6 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
6 7 (21.21%) Git (software)
6 7 (21.21%) Scala
6 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (21.21%) MySQL
6 7 (21.21%) Java
6 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
7 6 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Ruby
7 6 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (18.18%) Big Data
8 5 (15.15%) Apache Spark
8 5 (15.15%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (15.15%) TDD
8 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (15.15%) Network Security
8 5 (15.15%) Hadoop
8 5 (15.15%) Bash Shell
8 5 (15.15%) HTML
8 5 (15.15%) Scrum
9 4 (12.12%) Replication
9 4 (12.12%) Publishing
9 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 5 (15.15%) Apache Spark
2 3 (9.09%) Apache
3 2 (6.06%) Drupal
3 2 (6.06%) JBoss
3 2 (6.06%) nginx
3 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.03%) Apache Solr
4 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.03%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.12%) GitHub
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon Glacier
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) PaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Route 53
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) Network Security
2 4 (12.12%) IPv4
2 4 (12.12%) IPv6
3 3 (9.09%) Firewall
4 1 (3.03%) BGP
4 1 (3.03%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.03%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.03%) LDAP
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) VoIP
4 1 (3.03%) VPN
4 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (21.21%) MySQL
3 6 (18.18%) Big Data
4 5 (15.15%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Git (software)
1 7 (21.21%) Subversion
2 2 (6.06%) Gradle
3 1 (3.03%) Maven
3 1 (3.03%) Selenium
3 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (12.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) Python Developer
3 7 (21.21%) Administrator
3 7 (21.21%) Linux Administrator
3 7 (21.21%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 7 (21.21%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (15.15%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 5 (15.15%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Data Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) DevOps Administrator
5 4 (12.12%) DevOps Systems Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Linux DevOps Administrator
5 4 (12.12%) Software Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Symfony Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Apache Spark Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) HTML
2 4 (12.12%) AngularJS
2 4 (12.12%) Django
2 4 (12.12%) HTML5
2 4 (12.12%) Node.js
3 3 (9.09%) CSS
3 3 (9.09%) React
3 3 (9.09%) Symfony
4 2 (6.06%) CSS3
4 2 (6.06%) Flask
4 2 (6.06%) Pyramid
4 2 (6.06%) Web Services
5 1 (3.03%) .NET
5 1 (3.03%) Celery
5 1 (3.03%) Ember.js
5 1 (3.03%) JSON
5 1 (3.03%) LAMP
5 1 (3.03%) POSIX
5 1 (3.03%) XML
5 1 (3.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Replication
2 2 (6.06%) Contract for Difference
2 2 (6.06%) Fintech
2 2 (6.06%) Semantic Web
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.06%) CentOS
3 2 (6.06%) Debian
3 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (24.24%) DevOps
3 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
4 6 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (15.15%) Scrum
5 5 (15.15%) TDD
6 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
6 4 (12.12%) Continuous Deployment
6 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (12.12%) Kanban
6 4 (12.12%) Pair Programming
7 3 (9.09%) Open Source
7 3 (9.09%) Web Development
8 2 (6.06%) CRM
8 2 (6.06%) Machine Learning
8 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.03%) ITIL
9 1 (3.03%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Java
1 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
1 7 (21.21%) Scala
2 6 (18.18%) Ruby
3 5 (15.15%) Bash Shell
4 4 (12.12%) SQL
5 3 (9.09%) C++
5 3 (9.09%) PHP
5 3 (9.09%) R
6 1 (3.03%) AWK
6 1 (3.03%) C
6 1 (3.03%) Perl
6 1 (3.03%) sed
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (48.48%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) iptables
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) Puppet
2 6 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (12.12%) Ansible
3 4 (12.12%) Mesos
4 2 (6.06%) HAProxy
4 2 (6.06%) SELinux
5 1 (3.03%) Nagios
5 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (6.06%) SAP
2 2 (6.06%) Sun
3 1 (3.03%) EMC
3 1 (3.03%) Isilon
3 1 (3.03%) Juniper
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Palo Alto
3 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
3 1 (3.03%) VMware