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 29 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 27 39
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12  
Contract jobs citing Python 19 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 5.85% 6.60% 2.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.00% 11.30% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 10
Median daily rate £400 £408 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% -15.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £359 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £508 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +15.33% +2.73%  

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 190 177 152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 58.46% 58.42% 43.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 272 301
Median daily rate £430 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.66% -10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £33.75 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £48.75 £161.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

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 29 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Python.

1 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (34.21%) Linux
3 13 (34.21%) Docker
4 12 (31.58%) TDD
5 9 (23.68%) Software Engineering
5 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (23.68%) MySQL
5 9 (23.68%) Big Data
6 8 (21.05%) DevOps
6 8 (21.05%) Java
6 8 (21.05%) Scala
6 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
7 7 (18.42%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (18.42%) Apache Spark
7 7 (18.42%) Puppet
8 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
8 6 (15.79%) Pair Programming
8 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
8 6 (15.79%) Hadoop
9 5 (13.16%) Network Security
9 5 (13.16%) Kanban
9 5 (13.16%) Django
9 5 (13.16%) Subversion
9 5 (13.16%) Ruby
9 5 (13.16%) JIRA
9 5 (13.16%) Scrum
9 5 (13.16%) C++
9 5 (13.16%) SQL

Python
Co-occurring 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 7 (18.42%) Apache Spark
2 5 (13.16%) Apache
3 2 (5.26%) CMS
3 2 (5.26%) Confluence
3 2 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (5.26%) JBoss
4 1 (2.63%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.63%) nginx
4 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 14 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (10.53%) GitHub
4 3 (7.89%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.63%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.63%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) Network Security
2 4 (10.53%) IPv4
2 4 (10.53%) IPv6
3 1 (2.63%) BGP
3 1 (2.63%) DNS
3 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.63%) Firewall
3 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) VoIP
3 1 (2.63%) VPN
3 1 (2.63%) WAN
3 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) Big Data
1 9 (23.68%) MySQL
2 7 (18.42%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (15.79%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.16%) JIRA
2 5 (13.16%) Subversion
3 3 (7.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.63%) GitLab
4 1 (2.63%) Gradle
4 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.63%) Selenium
4 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.53%) Publishing
2 1 (2.63%) Back Office
2 1 (2.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Developer
2 11 (28.95%) Python Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Administrator
3 8 (21.05%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (18.42%) Linux Administrator
4 7 (18.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 7 (18.42%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 7 (18.42%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) DevOps Administrator
6 5 (13.16%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (10.53%) Data Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) DevOps Systems Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) Linux DevOps Administrator
7 4 (10.53%) Software Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Apache Spark Developer
8 3 (7.89%) Scala Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) Django
2 4 (10.53%) CSS
2 4 (10.53%) HTML
2 4 (10.53%) JSON
2 4 (10.53%) XML
3 3 (7.89%) .NET
3 3 (7.89%) Flask
3 3 (7.89%) Node.js
3 3 (7.89%) Qt
3 3 (7.89%) Web Services
4 2 (5.26%) CSS3
4 2 (5.26%) HTML5
4 2 (5.26%) Kafka
5 1 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.63%) LAMP
5 1 (2.63%) PyQt
5 1 (2.63%) PySide
5 1 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Replication
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.26%) Semantic Web
4 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.63%) Contract for Difference
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.63%) Linked Data
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) CentOS
2 4 (10.53%) Debian
3 3 (7.89%) Ubuntu
3 3 (7.89%) Windows
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.63%) OpenBSD
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.63%) Unix
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) TDD
3 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (23.68%) Software Engineering
4 8 (21.05%) DevOps
5 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
5 6 (15.79%) Pair Programming
5 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
6 5 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (13.16%) Continuous Deployment
6 5 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (13.16%) Kanban
6 5 (13.16%) Scrum
7 4 (10.53%) Machine Learning
8 3 (7.89%) API Design
8 3 (7.89%) BDD
8 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
9 2 (5.26%) API Development
9 2 (5.26%) ETL
10 1 (2.63%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) Java
1 8 (21.05%) Scala
2 5 (13.16%) C++
2 5 (13.16%) Ruby
2 5 (13.16%) SQL
3 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
3 3 (7.89%) C
3 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.26%) C++/CLI
4 2 (5.26%) Perl
4 2 (5.26%) PHP
5 1 (2.63%) C#
5 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.63%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (34.21%) Docker
2 1 (2.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Puppet
2 5 (13.16%) Mesos
3 4 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (7.89%) Ansible
4 3 (7.89%) HAProxy
4 3 (7.89%) SELinux
5 2 (5.26%) Packer
5 2 (5.26%) Terraform
6 1 (2.63%) Kibana
6 1 (2.63%) Nagios
6 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Google
3 1 (2.63%) Juniper
3 1 (2.63%) Palo Alto
3 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.63%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
3 1 (2.63%) Sun
3 1 (2.63%) VMware