Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 45 30
Rank change year-on-year +15 -15 +13
Contract jobs citing Python 74 59 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 5.95% 5.05% 7.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.75% 9.82% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 38 47
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -15.79%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £338
90th Percentile £660 £540 £508
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +16.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +41.67% -
10th Percentile £41.75 £41.25 £20.55
90th Percentile £52.25 £43.75 £40.65
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +14.86% -10.84% +6.41%

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 630 601 666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 50.68% 51.46% 53.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 462 494
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £305 £319 £306
90th Percentile £554 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 14
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +18.06% +8.27%
10th Percentile £40.88 £23.00 £16.05
90th Percentile £56.25 £77.50 £47.03
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50% +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 September 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 September 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 +15 37 £450 +12.50% 73
Abingdon -9 6 - - 12
Kidlington - 4 £640 - 3
Banbury - 1 - - 2
Witney - 1 £625 -
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 29 (39.19%) Linux
2 27 (36.49%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (35.14%) Java
3 26 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (28.38%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (27.03%) Jenkins
6 19 (25.68%) Test Automation
6 19 (25.68%) DevOps
6 19 (25.68%) Continuous Delivery
7 18 (24.32%) Open Source
8 17 (22.97%) Puppet
8 17 (22.97%) MSBuild
8 17 (22.97%) Docker
8 17 (22.97%) Visual Studio Team System
8 17 (22.97%) Software Testing
9 16 (21.62%) Bash Shell
10 15 (20.27%) Git (software)
10 15 (20.27%) Terraform
11 14 (18.92%) Test Strategy
11 14 (18.92%) Regression Testing
11 14 (18.92%) C#
12 13 (17.57%) Ruby
13 12 (16.22%) C++
13 12 (16.22%) Acceptance Criteria
13 12 (16.22%) Ansible
13 12 (16.22%) Defect Tracking
14 11 (14.86%) Software Engineering
15 10 (13.51%) Web Services
15 10 (13.51%) LDAP
16 9 (12.16%) Apache

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 9 (12.16%) Apache
2 5 (6.76%) lighttpd
2 5 (6.76%) nginx
3 3 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.70%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (36.49%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 7 (9.46%) Datadog
3 7 (9.46%) SaaS
3 7 (9.46%) Slack
4 6 (8.11%) Serverless
5 5 (6.76%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.70%) PaaS
7 1 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) Kerberos
2 2 (2.70%) NAS
3 1 (1.35%) DNS
3 1 (1.35%) Wideband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.41%) Big Data
2 4 (5.41%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.05%) GIS
3 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (1.35%) Power BI
4 1 (1.35%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (27.03%) Jenkins
2 17 (22.97%) MSBuild
2 17 (22.97%) Visual Studio Team System
3 15 (20.27%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.41%) CMake
4 4 (5.41%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.70%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.70%) git-flow
5 2 (2.70%) GitLab
5 2 (2.70%) Gradle
5 2 (2.70%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.70%) Subversion
5 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.35%) JUnit
6 1 (1.35%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.35%) Mockito
General
1 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.05%) Electronics
2 3 (4.05%) Publishing
3 2 (2.70%) Finance
3 2 (2.70%) Marketing
3 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (29.73%) Developer
2 14 (18.92%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (12.16%) Administrator
3 9 (12.16%) Automation Tester
3 9 (12.16%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (12.16%) Tester
4 8 (10.81%) Python Developer
5 7 (9.46%) AWS DevOps
5 7 (9.46%) Test Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (6.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.76%) Security Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Unix Administrator
7 5 (6.76%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.76%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.41%) Integration Tester
8 4 (5.41%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.51%) LDAP
1 10 (13.51%) Web Services
2 6 (8.11%) SAML
3 5 (6.76%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (5.41%) OAuth
4 4 (5.41%) OAuth2
5 3 (4.05%) HTML
5 3 (4.05%) JSON
5 3 (4.05%) Kafka
6 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.70%) Django
6 2 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.70%) HTML5
6 2 (2.70%) Java EE
6 2 (2.70%) Lucene
6 2 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (2.70%) XML
6 2 (2.70%) XSLT
7 1 (1.35%) Flask
7 1 (1.35%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Blog
2 2 (2.70%) Life Science
2 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.70%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 29 (39.19%) Linux
2 9 (12.16%) Unix
3 7 (9.46%) Windows
4 5 (6.76%) CentOS
4 5 (6.76%) FreeBSD
5 4 (5.41%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (2.70%) Fedora
6 2 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (28.38%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (25.68%) Continuous Delivery
3 19 (25.68%) DevOps
3 19 (25.68%) Test Automation
4 18 (24.32%) Open Source
5 17 (22.97%) Software Testing
6 14 (18.92%) Regression Testing
6 14 (18.92%) Test Strategy
7 12 (16.22%) Acceptance Criteria
7 12 (16.22%) Defect Tracking
8 11 (14.86%) Software Engineering
9 9 (12.16%) Software Architecture
10 8 (10.81%) Microservices
11 7 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (9.46%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 7 (9.46%) Project Management
11 7 (9.46%) Webhook
12 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (6.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.14%) Java
2 16 (21.62%) Bash Shell
3 14 (18.92%) C#
4 13 (17.57%) Ruby
5 12 (16.22%) C++
6 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
6 8 (10.81%) Perl
6 8 (10.81%) Scala
7 7 (9.46%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.70%) C
8 2 (2.70%) Go
8 2 (2.70%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.70%) PHP
8 2 (2.70%) SQL
9 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (4.05%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (4.05%) DBS Check
2 2 (2.70%) Degree
3 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.70%) GCP
2 2 (2.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (22.97%) Docker
2 5 (6.76%) Postfix
2 5 (6.76%) Varnish
3 1 (1.35%) KVM
3 1 (1.35%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 17 (22.97%) Puppet
2 15 (20.27%) Terraform
3 12 (16.22%) Ansible
4 9 (12.16%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (8.11%) Kubernetes
6 5 (6.76%) Cacti
6 5 (6.76%) Nagios
7 3 (4.05%) SCCM
8 2 (2.70%) Kibana
8 2 (2.70%) logstash
9 1 (1.35%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.35%) SELinux
9 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (9.46%) New Relic
1 7 (9.46%) PagerDuty
2 5 (6.76%) Google
3 4 (5.41%) Juniper
4 3 (4.05%) Ivanti
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle
5 2 (2.70%) SAP
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.35%) VMware