The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 30 April 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.

Python
England / South East
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 45 74
Rank change year-on-year +2 +29  
Contract jobs citing Python 359 380 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.41% 3.91% 2.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.78% 11.41% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 228 148
Median daily rate £441 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.94% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £335 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 15
Median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.57% -5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £29.80 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.30 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.65% -5.00%  

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 the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2810 3329 3247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.48% 34.24% 32.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1639 2183 1938
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 114 115
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £11.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in the South East

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the South East over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in the South East

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in the South East

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the South East over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Python in the South East

Python
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Surrey +40 119 £400 -20.00% 35
Berkshire 0 63 £475 +11.76% 51
Hampshire -19 50 £401 -6.86% 16
West Sussex -10 43 £516 +21.35% 5
Buckinghamshire +4 34 £438 +11.46% 7
Oxfordshire +9 31 £475 +32.86% 28
Middlesex +9 7 £215 - 1
East Sussex +1 7 £325 +4.00% 9
Kent +6 5 £335 -25.55% 2
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 South East region with a requirement for Python.

1 273 (43.61%) Linux
2 241 (38.50%) Java
3 201 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
4 158 (25.24%) Git (software)
5 152 (24.28%) SQL
6 150 (23.96%) JavaScript
7 134 (21.41%) Oracle
7 134 (21.41%) DevOps
8 126 (20.13%) Unix
9 124 (19.81%) Perl
10 123 (19.65%) Jenkins
11 120 (19.17%) Ruby
12 117 (18.69%) Finance
13 109 (17.41%) Web Services
14 103 (16.45%) HTML
15 98 (15.65%) Puppet
16 96 (15.34%) Amazon AWS
17 95 (15.18%) Ansible
17 95 (15.18%) Docker
18 92 (14.70%) XML
19 83 (13.26%) Django
20 82 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
20 82 (13.10%) Hadoop
20 82 (13.10%) Open Source
20 82 (13.10%) Bash Shell
21 81 (12.94%) Degree
22 80 (12.78%) HTTP
22 80 (12.78%) REST
23 76 (12.14%) SDLC
24 73 (11.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 66 (10.54%) Apache
2 54 (8.63%) Tomcat
3 36 (5.75%) Apache Spark
4 35 (5.59%) nginx
5 33 (5.27%) OpenStack
6 32 (5.11%) WebLogic
7 31 (4.95%) Confluence
8 22 (3.51%) CMS
9 20 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (3.19%) JBoss
10 19 (3.04%) Drupal
11 15 (2.40%) Apache Solr
12 14 (2.24%) Sitecore CMS
13 12 (1.92%) SAS
14 10 (1.60%) ArcGIS
15 8 (1.28%) Apache Pig
15 8 (1.28%) WordPress
16 6 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 6 (0.96%) WebSphere
17 4 (0.64%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 23 (3.67%) Photoshop
2 12 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.64%) Stata
6 3 (0.48%) SPSS
7 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.32%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (0.96%) BusinessWorks
1 6 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 96 (15.34%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.67%) GitHub
4 11 (1.76%) Google Analytics
4 11 (1.76%) SaaS
5 10 (1.60%) PaaS
6 9 (1.44%) OpenShift
7 7 (1.12%) IaaS
8 6 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.80%) IBM Cloud
9 5 (0.80%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.32%) Office 365
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.16%) AWS OpsWorks
11 1 (0.16%) Datadog
11 1 (0.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 80 (12.78%) HTTP
2 48 (7.67%) TCP/IP
3 34 (5.43%) DNS
4 32 (5.11%) Internet
5 27 (4.31%) Firewall
6 24 (3.83%) SSH
7 20 (3.19%) SSL
8 16 (2.56%) ICMP
9 10 (1.60%) LDAP
10 9 (1.44%) SMTP
11 8 (1.28%) DHCP
12 7 (1.12%) SNMP
13 6 (0.96%) Network Security
14 5 (0.80%) Diameter Protocol
14 5 (0.80%) DVB
14 5 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (0.80%) IPv6
14 5 (0.80%) WAN
15 4 (0.64%) Intelligent Network
15 4 (0.64%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (13.10%) Hadoop
2 71 (11.34%) Relational Database
3 54 (8.63%) Big Data
4 44 (7.03%) MongoDB
5 42 (6.71%) MySQL
5 42 (6.71%) NoSQL
6 40 (6.39%) Oracle Database
7 26 (4.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 26 (4.15%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (4.15%) SQL Server
8 25 (3.99%) Apache Hive
9 18 (2.88%) Impala
10 16 (2.56%) GIS
11 14 (2.24%) Geospatial Data
12 13 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
13 12 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (1.92%) Power BI
14 11 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
14 11 (1.76%) Redis
15 10 (1.60%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 158 (25.24%) Git (software)
2 123 (19.65%) Jenkins
3 72 (11.50%) JIRA
4 55 (8.79%) Selenium
5 47 (7.51%) Subversion
6 32 (5.11%) Ant
6 32 (5.11%) JUnit
6 32 (5.11%) Maven
7 26 (4.15%) Bitbucket
8 21 (3.35%) Gradle
8 21 (3.35%) ProC
9 18 (2.88%) Cucumber
10 16 (2.56%) Eclipse
10 16 (2.56%) Gatling
10 16 (2.56%) JMeter
10 16 (2.56%) SoapUI
11 15 (2.40%) eggPlant
11 15 (2.40%) WebDriver
12 14 (2.24%) Apache Ivy
13 13 (2.08%) HP UFT
General
1 117 (18.69%) Finance
2 27 (4.31%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.19%) Publishing
4 19 (3.04%) Banking
5 13 (2.08%) Marketing
6 10 (1.60%) Legal
6 10 (1.60%) Retail
7 9 (1.44%) Electronics
8 8 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.64%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.48%) Automotive
11 2 (0.32%) Back Office
11 2 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.32%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Avionics
12 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.16%) Military
12 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 228 (36.42%) Developer
2 84 (13.42%) Analyst
3 81 (12.94%) Python Developer
4 57 (9.11%) Administrator
5 56 (8.95%) DevOps Engineer
6 45 (7.19%) Linux Administrator
7 44 (7.03%) Java Developer
8 41 (6.55%) Systems Administrator
9 39 (6.23%) Pensions Analyst
10 38 (6.07%) Architect
10 38 (6.07%) Systems Analyst
11 37 (5.91%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 34 (5.43%) JavaScript Developer
13 33 (5.27%) Web Developer
14 32 (5.11%) Insurance Systems Analyst
14 32 (5.11%) Linux Engineer
14 32 (5.11%) Oracle Analyst
15 29 (4.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 29 (4.63%) Software Engineer
16 28 (4.47%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (17.41%) Web Services
2 103 (16.45%) HTML
3 92 (14.70%) XML
4 83 (13.26%) Django
5 80 (12.78%) REST
6 65 (10.38%) CSS
7 55 (8.79%) HTML5
8 54 (8.63%) JSON
9 47 (7.51%) AngularJS
10 45 (7.19%) jQuery
11 39 (6.23%) Node.js
12 38 (6.07%) CSS3
13 37 (5.91%) React
14 36 (5.75%) Ajax
14 36 (5.75%) SOAP
15 33 (5.27%) Spring
16 22 (3.51%) Sass
17 20 (3.19%) XSLT
18 18 (2.88%) Elastic Stack
19 17 (2.72%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.59%) User Experience
3 26 (4.15%) Linux Command Line
4 16 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.60%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.44%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.28%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (0.96%) Clustering
11 6 (0.96%) Data Centre
11 6 (0.96%) Digital TV
11 6 (0.96%) Replication
11 6 (0.96%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.80%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.80%) FlexPod
12 5 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.80%) MPEG
12 5 (0.80%) STB
Operating Systems
1 273 (43.61%) Linux
2 126 (20.13%) Unix
3 73 (11.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 73 (11.66%) Windows
4 63 (10.06%) Ubuntu
5 58 (9.27%) CentOS
6 43 (6.87%) Debian
7 24 (3.83%) AIX
8 18 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.76%) Windows Server
10 7 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.96%) Solaris
12 4 (0.64%) Android
12 4 (0.64%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.48%) SUSE
14 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (21.41%) DevOps
3 82 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
3 82 (13.10%) Open Source
4 76 (12.14%) SDLC
5 73 (11.66%) OO
6 69 (11.02%) Scrum
7 68 (10.86%) Configuration Management
8 60 (9.58%) Automated Testing
9 55 (8.79%) TDD
10 53 (8.47%) Data Analysis
11 51 (8.15%) Software Engineering
11 51 (8.15%) Web Development
12 43 (6.87%) OOD
13 42 (6.71%) Analytics
13 42 (6.71%) Performance Tuning
14 39 (6.23%) Test Automation
15 38 (6.07%) MVC
16 37 (5.91%) Visualisation
17 35 (5.59%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 241 (38.50%) Java
2 152 (24.28%) SQL
3 150 (23.96%) JavaScript
4 124 (19.81%) Perl
5 120 (19.17%) Ruby
6 82 (13.10%) Bash Shell
7 60 (9.58%) C
8 57 (9.11%) C++
9 47 (7.51%) Scala
10 46 (7.35%) PHP
10 46 (7.35%) R
11 45 (7.19%) Groovy
12 42 (6.71%) C#
13 40 (6.39%) PowerShell
14 12 (1.92%) MATLAB
14 12 (1.92%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.92%) VB
15 11 (1.76%) Haskell
16 10 (1.60%) VBA
16 10 (1.60%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 81 (12.94%) Degree
2 64 (10.22%) Security Cleared
3 47 (7.51%) SC Cleared
4 22 (3.51%) ISTQB
5 14 (2.24%) CCNA
5 14 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (2.24%) ISEB
6 13 (2.08%) CCNP
7 11 (1.76%) RHCSA
8 10 (1.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.96%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.80%) MCSE
11 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.64%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.64%) RHCE
12 4 (0.64%) VCDX
13 3 (0.48%) CCA
13 3 (0.48%) CISSP
13 3 (0.48%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.59%) QA
2 9 (1.44%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.12%) SLA
4 6 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) ISO26262
6 1 (0.16%) MISRA
6 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 95 (15.18%) Docker
2 41 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (3.83%) Active Directory
4 20 (3.19%) HDFS
5 19 (3.04%) Apache Flume
6 17 (2.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 16 (2.56%) vSphere
8 7 (1.12%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.12%) Xen
9 6 (0.96%) KVM
9 6 (0.96%) vCloud
9 6 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.80%) NFS
11 4 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.64%) XenServer
12 3 (0.48%) LXC
12 3 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.32%) Corosync
13 2 (0.32%) iptables
13 2 (0.32%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 98 (15.65%) Puppet
2 95 (15.18%) Ansible
3 59 (9.42%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (3.99%) SELinux
5 22 (3.51%) Kibana
6 15 (2.40%) Grafana
6 15 (2.40%) Nagios
7 13 (2.08%) logstash
7 13 (2.08%) Oozie
8 11 (1.76%) Kubernetes
9 10 (1.60%) Mesos
10 8 (1.28%) Hadoop YARN
10 8 (1.28%) vRealize
11 6 (0.96%) Red Hat Satellite
11 6 (0.96%) Salt
12 5 (0.80%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.80%) HP Fortify
12 5 (0.80%) Rsyslog
13 4 (0.64%) Fluentd
13 4 (0.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 134 (21.41%) Oracle
2 61 (9.74%) Red Hat
3 56 (8.95%) VMware
4 34 (5.43%) Microsoft
5 29 (4.63%) HP
6 26 (4.15%) Cloudera
7 25 (3.99%) Google
7 25 (3.99%) Splunk
8 17 (2.72%) Cisco
9 14 (2.24%) EMC
9 14 (2.24%) IBM
9 14 (2.24%) Sitecore
10 12 (1.92%) SaltStack
11 9 (1.44%) Atlassian
12 8 (1.28%) SAP
13 7 (1.12%) Adobe
13 7 (1.12%) SolarWinds
14 6 (0.96%) Nimsoft
14 6 (0.96%) TIBCO
14 6 (0.96%) webMethods
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Click
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £465 - £511.50 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £70 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago