Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 20 July 2018 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 > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 35 40
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5 +9
Contract jobs citing Python 66 70 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 5.03% 5.93% 4.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.44% 11.40% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 47 25
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £475 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +21.79% +3.31%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £660 £526 £513
South East median daily rate £469 £445 £438
% change year-on-year +5.34% +1.71% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £35.80 £41.38 £32.50
90th Percentile £43.20 £47.13 £37.50
South East median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -9.41% +21.43% -12.50%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 632 614 574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 48.13% 51.99% 49.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 453 448
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -0.31%
10th Percentile £288 £313 £275
90th Percentile £590 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 9
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +25.00% +40.00%
10th Percentile £37.40 £23.38 £14.20
90th Percentile £57.50 £77.50 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.30% +8.75% +6.67%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Python in Oxfordshire

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Oxfordshire

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in Oxfordshire

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in Oxfordshire

Python
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. 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
Oxford +1 31 £438 -5.41% 57
Kidlington - 2 £640 - 2
Banbury - 1 £400 -
Witney - 1 £625 - 6
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Python.

1 27 (40.91%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (37.88%) Java
2 25 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (31.82%) Git (software)
3 21 (31.82%) Linux
4 20 (30.30%) DevOps
5 19 (28.79%) Jenkins
6 16 (24.24%) Software Engineering
7 15 (22.73%) C#
8 14 (21.21%) Docker
8 14 (21.21%) Bash Shell
8 14 (21.21%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (19.70%) Terraform
9 13 (19.70%) C++
10 11 (16.67%) Ruby
10 11 (16.67%) Django
10 11 (16.67%) Perl
10 11 (16.67%) Apache
10 11 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (15.15%) Puppet
11 10 (15.15%) Scala
11 10 (15.15%) LDAP
12 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
12 9 (13.64%) Scrum
12 9 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (13.64%) Ansible
13 8 (12.12%) Unix
14 7 (10.61%) PHP
14 7 (10.61%) Project Management
14 7 (10.61%) CentOS

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 11 (16.67%) Apache
2 5 (7.58%) lighttpd
2 5 (7.58%) nginx
3 3 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.03%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.52%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 27 (40.91%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 7 (10.61%) Datadog
2 7 (10.61%) SaaS
2 7 (10.61%) Slack
3 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.55%) PaaS
4 3 (4.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) Kerberos
2 2 (3.03%) NAS
3 1 (1.52%) DNS
3 1 (1.52%) Wideband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 5 (7.58%) NoSQL
4 4 (6.06%) Big Data
5 3 (4.55%) GIS
6 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (31.82%) Git (software)
2 19 (28.79%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.61%) Subversion
4 4 (6.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (6.06%) CMake
4 4 (6.06%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (4.55%) GitLab
5 3 (4.55%) Gradle
5 3 (4.55%) Selenium
5 3 (4.55%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.52%) git-flow
6 1 (1.52%) JIRA
6 1 (1.52%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.52%) PyCharm
General
1 4 (6.06%) Electronics
2 2 (3.03%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.03%) Marketing
2 2 (3.03%) Publishing
2 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (40.91%) Developer
2 13 (19.70%) Python Developer
3 11 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) AWS DevOps
5 7 (10.61%) Administrator
5 7 (10.61%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Django Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (7.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.58%) Python Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Python/Django Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Security Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Software Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Unix Administrator
6 5 (7.58%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.58%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.06%) Agile Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) Django
2 10 (15.15%) LDAP
3 6 (9.09%) SAML
3 6 (9.09%) Web Services
4 5 (7.58%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (6.06%) HTML
5 4 (6.06%) OAuth
5 4 (6.06%) OAuth2
5 4 (6.06%) React
6 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.55%) HTML5
6 3 (4.55%) JSON
6 3 (4.55%) Kafka
6 3 (4.55%) Node.js
6 3 (4.55%) XML
6 3 (4.55%) XSLT
7 2 (3.03%) .NET
7 2 (3.03%) Java EE
7 2 (3.03%) Lucene
8 1 (1.52%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Algorithms
1 5 (7.58%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.03%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.52%) Robotics
3 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.82%) Linux
2 8 (12.12%) Unix
3 7 (10.61%) CentOS
4 5 (7.58%) FreeBSD
5 4 (6.06%) Mac OS X
5 4 (6.06%) Windows
6 2 (3.03%) Debian
6 2 (3.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (30.30%) DevOps
3 16 (24.24%) Software Engineering
4 14 (21.21%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (13.64%) Scrum
6 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 7 (10.61%) Open Source
6 7 (10.61%) Project Management
6 7 (10.61%) Webhook
7 6 (9.09%) Microservices
7 6 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 5 (7.58%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (7.58%) Functional Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (6.06%) Performance Testing
9 4 (6.06%) Regression Testing
9 4 (6.06%) Resource Management
9 4 (6.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.88%) Java
2 15 (22.73%) C#
3 14 (21.21%) Bash Shell
4 13 (19.70%) C++
5 11 (16.67%) Perl
5 11 (16.67%) Ruby
6 10 (15.15%) Scala
7 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
8 7 (10.61%) PHP
9 3 (4.55%) C
9 3 (4.55%) Go
10 2 (3.03%) MATLAB
10 2 (3.03%) SQL
11 1 (1.52%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (4.55%) DBS Check
1 3 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (4.55%) GDPR
2 2 (3.03%) IEC 62304
2 2 (3.03%) ISO 13485
2 2 (3.03%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 14 (21.21%) Docker
2 5 (7.58%) Postfix
2 5 (7.58%) Varnish
3 1 (1.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (19.70%) Terraform
2 10 (15.15%) Puppet
3 9 (13.64%) Ansible
4 5 (7.58%) Cacti
4 5 (7.58%) Nagios
5 4 (6.06%) Kubernetes
6 3 (4.55%) HAProxy
6 3 (4.55%) SCCM
6 3 (4.55%) SELinux
7 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (10.61%) New Relic
1 7 (10.61%) PagerDuty
2 5 (7.58%) Google
3 4 (6.06%) Juniper
4 3 (4.55%) Ivanti
5 2 (3.03%) SAP
6 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.52%) VMware