Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 43 29
Rank change year-on-year +16 -14 +12
Contract jobs citing Python 82 71 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 6.85% 5.67% 7.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.74% 11.02% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 51 46
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -23.08%
10th Percentile £295 £313 £363
90th Percentile £625 £513 £508
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
% change year-on-year - +0.11% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £47.50 - £30.00
10th Percentile £41.75 - £20.55
90th Percentile £52.25 - £40.65
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% -12.63%

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 597 644 729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 49.87% 51.40% 57.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 516 543
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £288
90th Percentile £550 £583 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 17
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +38.89% -20.00%
10th Percentile £41.25 £32.50 £17.10
90th Percentile £52.50 £77.50 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +24 46 £450 - 76
Abingdon -9 6 - - 8
Kidlington +7 5 £488 - 1
Banbury - 1 - - 3
Witney - 1 £625 - 1
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 34 (41.46%) DevOps
2 32 (39.02%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (39.02%) Jenkins
3 29 (35.37%) Puppet
3 29 (35.37%) Ansible
3 29 (35.37%) Linux
3 29 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (31.71%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (28.05%) Docker
6 22 (26.83%) Continuous Delivery
7 18 (21.95%) Test Automation
8 17 (20.73%) Visual Studio Team System
8 17 (20.73%) Open Source
8 17 (20.73%) MSBuild
8 17 (20.73%) Terraform
8 17 (20.73%) Software Testing
9 16 (19.51%) Bash Shell
10 14 (17.07%) Git (software)
10 14 (17.07%) Test Strategy
10 14 (17.07%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (17.07%) Regression Testing
10 14 (17.07%) Java
11 12 (14.63%) Kubernetes
11 12 (14.63%) Defect Tracking
11 12 (14.63%) Acceptance Criteria
11 12 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
12 11 (13.41%) Web Services
13 10 (12.20%) C++
14 9 (10.98%) Software Engineering
14 9 (10.98%) Ruby

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 8 (9.76%) Apache
2 6 (7.32%) nginx
3 5 (6.10%) lighttpd
4 3 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.44%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.44%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.22%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.22%) GlassFish
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (39.02%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (10.98%) Serverless
4 8 (9.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (6.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (3.66%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (3.66%) Datadog
6 3 (3.66%) SaaS
6 3 (3.66%) Slack
7 2 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.44%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.22%) Office 365
8 1 (1.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) DNS
1 2 (2.44%) NAS
2 1 (1.22%) Internet
2 1 (1.22%) SSH
2 1 (1.22%) VPN
2 1 (1.22%) Wideband
2 1 (1.22%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (4.88%) Big Data
2 4 (4.88%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.66%) GIS
4 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (1.22%) Power BI
4 1 (1.22%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (39.02%) Jenkins
2 17 (20.73%) MSBuild
2 17 (20.73%) Visual Studio Team System
3 14 (17.07%) Git (software)
4 6 (7.32%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (4.88%) CMake
5 4 (4.88%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.88%) GoCD
6 3 (3.66%) Maven
7 2 (2.44%) Artifactory
7 2 (2.44%) git-flow
7 2 (2.44%) GitLab
7 2 (2.44%) Hudson
7 2 (2.44%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.44%) Subversion
7 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.22%) Gradle
8 1 (1.22%) JUnit
8 1 (1.22%) Liquibase
8 1 (1.22%) Mockito
General
1 4 (4.88%) Electronics
1 4 (4.88%) Manufacturing
1 4 (4.88%) Publishing
2 2 (2.44%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) Marketing
2 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (30.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (25.61%) Developer
3 14 (17.07%) AWS DevOps
4 13 (15.85%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 13 (15.85%) AWS Engineer
5 12 (14.63%) Administrator
6 10 (12.20%) Python Developer
6 10 (12.20%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (10.98%) Automation Tester
7 9 (10.98%) Tester
8 8 (9.76%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (8.54%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 7 (8.54%) Test Engineer
10 6 (7.32%) Python Engineer
10 6 (7.32%) Test Automation Engineer
11 5 (6.10%) Unix Administrator
11 5 (6.10%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
11 5 (6.10%) Unix Systems Administrator
12 4 (4.88%) Integration Tester
12 4 (4.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.41%) Web Services
2 5 (6.10%) LAPP Stack
2 5 (6.10%) LDAP
3 4 (4.88%) JSON
4 3 (3.66%) Kafka
4 3 (3.66%) SAML
4 3 (3.66%) XML
5 2 (2.44%) Django
5 2 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (2.44%) Flask
5 2 (2.44%) Java EE
5 2 (2.44%) Lucene
5 2 (2.44%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.22%) Grails
6 1 (1.22%) HTML
6 1 (1.22%) JSF
6 1 (1.22%) libvirt
6 1 (1.22%) Play Framework
6 1 (1.22%) Spring
6 1 (1.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Blog
2 3 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.66%) Life Science
3 2 (2.44%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.44%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.22%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 29 (35.37%) Linux
2 8 (9.76%) Unix
3 7 (8.54%) Windows
4 6 (7.32%) CentOS
5 5 (6.10%) FreeBSD
6 4 (4.88%) Mac OS X
7 3 (3.66%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (2.44%) Fedora
8 2 (2.44%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.44%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.22%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (41.46%) DevOps
2 29 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (31.71%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (26.83%) Continuous Delivery
5 18 (21.95%) Test Automation
6 17 (20.73%) Open Source
6 17 (20.73%) Software Testing
7 14 (17.07%) Regression Testing
7 14 (17.07%) Test Strategy
8 12 (14.63%) Acceptance Criteria
8 12 (14.63%) Defect Tracking
9 9 (10.98%) Microservices
9 9 (10.98%) Software Architecture
9 9 (10.98%) Software Engineering
10 7 (8.54%) Migration
10 7 (8.54%) Scrum
11 6 (7.32%) Build Automation
11 6 (7.32%) Machine Learning
12 5 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (6.10%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.51%) Bash Shell
2 14 (17.07%) Java
3 10 (12.20%) C++
4 9 (10.98%) Perl
4 9 (10.98%) Ruby
5 8 (9.76%) PowerShell
5 8 (9.76%) SQL
6 7 (8.54%) C#
7 6 (7.32%) Go
8 5 (6.10%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.66%) MATLAB
9 3 (3.66%) Scala
10 1 (1.22%) C
10 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.22%) Degree
1 1 (1.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) GDPR
System Software
1 23 (28.05%) Docker
2 5 (6.10%) Postfix
2 5 (6.10%) Varnish
3 1 (1.22%) iptables
3 1 (1.22%) KVM
3 1 (1.22%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 29 (35.37%) Ansible
1 29 (35.37%) Puppet
2 17 (20.73%) Terraform
3 14 (17.07%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (14.63%) Kubernetes
5 6 (7.32%) Nagios
6 5 (6.10%) Cacti
7 3 (3.66%) SCCM
8 2 (2.44%) Kibana
8 2 (2.44%) logstash
9 1 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (4.88%) Juniper
2 3 (3.66%) Ivanti
2 3 (3.66%) New Relic
2 3 (3.66%) Oracle
2 3 (3.66%) PagerDuty
3 2 (2.44%) Google
3 2 (2.44%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.44%) SaltStack
3 2 (2.44%) SAP
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.22%) VMware