Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 47 25
Rank change year-on-year +28 -22 +5
Contract jobs citing Python 78 63 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 8.15% 5.20% 7.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.28% 10.33% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 42 42
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% -13.46%
10th Percentile £363 £339 £363
90th Percentile £560 £611 £535
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +33.33% -45.45%
10th Percentile £43.75 £39.00 £20.55
90th Percentile £52.25 £41.00 £40.65
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% -10.27%

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 479 610 646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 50.05% 50.33% 52.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 483 469
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £306
90th Percentile £539 £590 £575
South East median daily rate £440 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 13
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +18.06% -7.69%
10th Percentile £42.75 £27.10 £15.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £77.50 £41.85
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +6.49%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 +33 46 £465 -2.11% 65
Abingdon -2 6 - - 9
Wallingford - 6 - -
Kidlington +8 5 £488 -23.23% 7
Banbury - 1 - - 2
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 33 (42.31%) DevOps
2 29 (37.18%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (34.62%) Ansible
4 26 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 26 (33.33%) Puppet
5 25 (32.05%) Docker
6 24 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (28.21%) Linux
7 22 (28.21%) Continuous Delivery
8 17 (21.79%) Open Source
8 17 (21.79%) MSBuild
8 17 (21.79%) Visual Studio Team System
8 17 (21.79%) Test Automation
8 17 (21.79%) Software Testing
9 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
9 16 (20.51%) Kubernetes
10 15 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
11 14 (17.95%) Regression Testing
11 14 (17.95%) Test Strategy
12 13 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (16.67%) Terraform
12 13 (16.67%) SQL
12 13 (16.67%) PowerShell
13 12 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
13 12 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
14 11 (14.10%) Java
14 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
15 10 (12.82%) Publishing
15 10 (12.82%) Serverless

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 2 (2.56%) Apache Solr
1 2 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.28%) Confluence
2 1 (1.28%) GlassFish
2 1 (1.28%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.85%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (37.18%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (12.82%) Serverless
5 6 (7.69%) Amazon S3
6 5 (6.41%) Office 365
7 4 (5.13%) IaaS
7 4 (5.13%) PaaS
7 4 (5.13%) SaaS
8 3 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) DNS
1 5 (6.41%) VPN
2 4 (5.13%) Firewall
3 1 (1.28%) Internet
3 1 (1.28%) SSH
3 1 (1.28%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.69%) Geospatial Data
2 6 (7.69%) GIS
3 5 (6.41%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (5.13%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.13%) MySQL
5 3 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.28%) Big Data
6 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (1.28%) Power BI
6 1 (1.28%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 17 (21.79%) MSBuild
2 17 (21.79%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (11.54%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.13%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.13%) GoCD
5 3 (3.85%) Hudson
5 3 (3.85%) Maven
6 2 (2.56%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.56%) CircleCI
6 2 (2.56%) git-flow
6 2 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.56%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.28%) JIRA
7 1 (1.28%) JUnit
7 1 (1.28%) Liquibase
7 1 (1.28%) Mockito
7 1 (1.28%) Subversion
7 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (12.82%) Publishing
2 6 (7.69%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.56%) Electronics
3 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (32.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (19.23%) Developer
3 14 (17.95%) AWS Engineer
4 11 (14.10%) AWS DevOps
4 11 (14.10%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 9 (11.54%) Automation Tester
5 9 (11.54%) Python Engineer
5 9 (11.54%) Tester
6 7 (8.97%) Test Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Data Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Junior
7 6 (7.69%) Junior Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Junior Data Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Python Developer
7 6 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Administrator
9 4 (5.13%) AWS Developer
9 4 (5.13%) Integration Tester
9 4 (5.13%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.26%) JSON
1 8 (10.26%) Web Services
2 4 (5.13%) Django
3 3 (3.85%) .NET
3 3 (3.85%) Flask
3 3 (3.85%) Kafka
3 3 (3.85%) XML
4 2 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.56%) Lucene
4 2 (2.56%) pytest
4 2 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.28%) Grails
5 1 (1.28%) jQuery
5 1 (1.28%) JSF
5 1 (1.28%) libvirt
5 1 (1.28%) Node.js
5 1 (1.28%) Play Framework
5 1 (1.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Life Science
2 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.97%) Blog
3 6 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.28%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.21%) Linux
2 7 (8.97%) Windows
3 3 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.56%) Fedora
4 2 (2.56%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.28%) CentOS
5 1 (1.28%) Debian
5 1 (1.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.31%) DevOps
2 24 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (28.21%) Continuous Delivery
4 17 (21.79%) Open Source
4 17 (21.79%) Software Testing
4 17 (21.79%) Test Automation
5 14 (17.95%) Regression Testing
5 14 (17.95%) Test Strategy
6 12 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
6 12 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
7 9 (11.54%) Machine Learning
7 9 (11.54%) Migration
7 9 (11.54%) Software Architecture
8 8 (10.26%) Microservices
9 7 (8.97%) Analytics
9 7 (8.97%) Build Automation
9 7 (8.97%) Data Modelling
9 7 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (8.97%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 13 (16.67%) SQL
2 11 (14.10%) Java
3 7 (8.97%) Bash Shell
4 6 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.69%) R
4 6 (7.69%) Ruby
5 5 (6.41%) C++
6 4 (5.13%) Go
6 4 (5.13%) Perl
7 3 (3.85%) MATLAB
7 3 (3.85%) PHP
8 2 (2.56%) C#
9 1 (1.28%) C
9 1 (1.28%) Cypher
9 1 (1.28%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.28%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) Degree
2 4 (5.13%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 25 (32.05%) Docker
2 4 (5.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.28%) Firmware
3 1 (1.28%) iptables
3 1 (1.28%) KVM
3 1 (1.28%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 27 (34.62%) Ansible
2 26 (33.33%) Puppet
3 16 (20.51%) Kubernetes
4 15 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (16.67%) Terraform
6 2 (2.56%) Kibana
6 2 (2.56%) logstash
7 1 (1.28%) Nagios
7 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.69%) Oracle
3 3 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.56%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.28%) VMware