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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 33 23 40
Rank change year-on-year -10 +17  
Contract jobs citing Python 30 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 5.42% 6.04% 4.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.19% 13.57% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 17
Median daily rate £475 £475 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +58.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £347
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £424 £375
% change year-on-year +0.29% +13.00%  
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 268 221 235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 48.38% 44.47% 34.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 185 165
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +218.18% -56.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £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 Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in Oxfordshire

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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
Oxford -6 20 £475 -13.63% 17
Python
South East

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

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

1 25 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.74%) Docker
3 18 (33.96%) Linux
4 14 (26.42%) Java
4 14 (26.42%) Software Engineering
5 12 (22.64%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (22.64%) Scala
6 11 (20.75%) Git (software)
6 11 (20.75%) DevOps
7 10 (18.87%) Scrum
7 10 (18.87%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (18.87%) Puppet
8 9 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (16.98%) Apache Spark
8 9 (16.98%) Ruby
9 8 (15.09%) Subversion
9 8 (15.09%) TDD
9 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
9 8 (15.09%) C++
9 8 (15.09%) MySQL
9 8 (15.09%) Hadoop
9 8 (15.09%) Bash Shell
9 8 (15.09%) Big Data
10 7 (13.21%) C#
10 7 (13.21%) Apache
11 6 (11.32%) Automated Testing
11 6 (11.32%) Pair Programming
11 6 (11.32%) Publishing
11 6 (11.32%) SQL
11 6 (11.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Python
Top Related 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 9 (16.98%) Apache Spark
2 7 (13.21%) Apache
3 5 (9.43%) Tomcat
4 4 (7.55%) nginx
5 3 (5.66%) JBoss
5 3 (5.66%) Jetty
6 2 (3.77%) Drupal
6 2 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.89%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.55%) GitHub
2 4 (7.55%) PaaS
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon Glacier
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.89%) Datadog
3 1 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) Route 53
3 1 (1.89%) SaaS
3 1 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) Network Security
2 4 (7.55%) IPv4
2 4 (7.55%) IPv6
3 3 (5.66%) Firewall
4 2 (3.77%) BGP
4 2 (3.77%) DNS
4 2 (3.77%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.89%) HTTP
5 1 (1.89%) Internet
5 1 (1.89%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.89%) LDAP
5 1 (1.89%) SSL
5 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.89%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.89%) VoIP
5 1 (1.89%) VPN
5 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.64%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (15.09%) Big Data
2 8 (15.09%) Hadoop
2 8 (15.09%) MySQL
3 4 (7.55%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.77%) Apache Accumulo
4 2 (3.77%) Bigtable
4 2 (3.77%) HBase
5 1 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.89%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.89%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.89%) Redis
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Git (software)
2 8 (15.09%) Subversion
3 3 (5.66%) Gradle
3 3 (5.66%) Maven
4 2 (3.77%) Mockito
5 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.89%) Selenium
5 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (11.32%) Publishing
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Italian Language
2 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (52.83%) Developer
2 11 (20.75%) Python Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Administrator
3 8 (15.09%) Software Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Linux Administrator
4 7 (13.21%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 7 (13.21%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (11.32%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Data Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) DevOps Administrator
6 5 (9.43%) Java Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 5 (9.43%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) DevOps Systems Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Linux DevOps Administrator
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) AngularJS
1 5 (9.43%) Django
1 5 (9.43%) HTML
2 4 (7.55%) .NET
2 4 (7.55%) HTML5
2 4 (7.55%) Node.js
2 4 (7.55%) React
2 4 (7.55%) RESTful
2 4 (7.55%) Web Services
3 3 (5.66%) CSS
3 3 (5.66%) Flask
3 3 (5.66%) Pyramid
3 3 (5.66%) Spring
3 3 (5.66%) Symfony
4 2 (3.77%) CSS3
4 2 (3.77%) Ember.js
4 2 (3.77%) JSON
4 2 (3.77%) LAMP
4 2 (3.77%) Middleware
4 2 (3.77%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Replication
2 2 (3.77%) Contract for Difference
2 2 (3.77%) Fintech
2 2 (3.77%) Semantic Web
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.96%) Linux
2 6 (11.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (7.55%) CentOS
4 3 (5.66%) Debian
4 3 (5.66%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.42%) Software Engineering
3 11 (20.75%) DevOps
4 10 (18.87%) Scrum
5 9 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (15.09%) TDD
7 6 (11.32%) Automated Testing
7 6 (11.32%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (11.32%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (11.32%) Pair Programming
8 5 (9.43%) Configuration Management
8 5 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (9.43%) Kanban
8 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.55%) Multithreading
9 4 (7.55%) Open Source
10 3 (5.66%) High Availability
10 3 (5.66%) Machine Learning
10 3 (5.66%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.66%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) Java
2 12 (22.64%) Scala
3 9 (16.98%) Ruby
4 8 (15.09%) Bash Shell
4 8 (15.09%) C++
4 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
5 7 (13.21%) C#
6 6 (11.32%) SQL
7 5 (9.43%) Perl
8 3 (5.66%) PHP
8 3 (5.66%) R
9 2 (3.77%) Apex Code
9 2 (3.77%) C
10 1 (1.89%) AWK
10 1 (1.89%) Go
10 1 (1.89%) Rust
10 1 (1.89%) sed
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (37.74%) Docker
2 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.89%) Gluster
3 1 (1.89%) iptables
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) Puppet
2 6 (11.32%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (9.43%) Ansible
3 5 (9.43%) Mesos
4 3 (5.66%) HAProxy
5 2 (3.77%) Kubernetes
5 2 (3.77%) Nagios
5 2 (3.77%) SELinux
5 2 (3.77%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 1 (1.89%) SCOM
6 1 (1.89%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
1 4 (7.55%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.66%) Sophos
3 2 (3.77%) SAP
3 2 (3.77%) Sun
3 2 (3.77%) VMware
4 1 (1.89%) Alias
4 1 (1.89%) Apple
4 1 (1.89%) EMC
4 1 (1.89%) Google
4 1 (1.89%) Isilon
4 1 (1.89%) Juniper
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle
4 1 (1.89%) Palo Alto
4 1 (1.89%) Percona
4 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.89%) Sybase
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