Period
to 21 January 2019

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 6 months to 21 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 51 53
Rank change year-on-year +10 +2 +19
Contract jobs citing Python 791 650 572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.99% 4.00% 3.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.19% 11.22% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 409 356
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.20% +9.75%
10th Percentile £335 £300 £300
90th Percentile £623 £613 £575
England median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 22
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% -10.27%
10th Percentile £39.05 £8.00 £17.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +1.27% -

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 the South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 6,490 5,794 5,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 40.92% 35.69% 34.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,168 3,559 3,191
South East median daily rate £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
England median daily rate £480 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +1.05% +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 148 188
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +6.49%
10th Percentile £24.34 £19.24 £15.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Python as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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 6 months to 21 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
Thames Valley +24 323 £450 - 191
Berkshire +14 194 £450 -5.26% 70
Hampshire +22 187 £450 -5.26% 79
Surrey -19 166 £488 +2.63% 64
Oxfordshire +28 79 £450 -2.70% 102
Buckinghamshire +11 50 £403 +0.63% 19
West Sussex -3 42 £517 +14.93% 10
East Sussex +15 34 £525 +5.00% 13
Middlesex +16 21 £388 -7.19% 2
Kent +21 13 £525 -19.23% 12
Python
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region with a requirement for Python.

1 304 (38.43%) Linux
2 253 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
3 250 (31.61%) SQL
4 241 (30.47%) Java
5 211 (26.68%) DevOps
6 161 (20.35%) Amazon AWS
7 157 (19.85%) Analytics
8 144 (18.20%) Big Data
9 143 (18.08%) Jenkins
9 143 (18.08%) Docker
10 140 (17.70%) JavaScript
11 136 (17.19%) Test Automation
12 135 (17.07%) Git (software)
13 133 (16.81%) Security Cleared
14 132 (16.69%) Microsoft Azure
14 132 (16.69%) Apache Spark
15 125 (15.80%) Open Source
15 125 (15.80%) SC Cleared
16 124 (15.68%) Hadoop
17 123 (15.55%) Ansible
18 119 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
19 117 (14.79%) Bash Shell
19 117 (14.79%) Software Engineering
20 107 (13.53%) Puppet
20 107 (13.53%) C++
20 107 (13.53%) Windows
20 107 (13.53%) Scrum
21 106 (13.40%) Unix
22 103 (13.02%) Perl
23 95 (12.01%) Ruby

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
1 132 (16.69%) Apache Spark
2 66 (8.34%) Apache
3 52 (6.57%) Elasticsearch
4 39 (4.93%) Tomcat
5 32 (4.05%) Jupyter
5 32 (4.05%) nginx
6 27 (3.41%) WebLogic
7 24 (3.03%) JBoss
8 20 (2.53%) Confluence
8 20 (2.53%) OpenStack
8 20 (2.53%) SAS
9 15 (1.90%) Apache Solr
10 11 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
11 10 (1.26%) ArcGIS
12 9 (1.14%) Apache Qpid
12 9 (1.14%) Skype for Business
12 9 (1.14%) WebSphere
13 8 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
13 8 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.76%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.14%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.63%) Simulink
3 5 (0.63%) SPSS
4 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Maya
6 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 161 (20.35%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (16.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (4.55%) GitHub
3 36 (4.55%) Serverless
4 34 (4.30%) PaaS
5 27 (3.41%) AWS CloudFormation
6 26 (3.29%) IaaS
7 24 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
8 22 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
9 21 (2.65%) Google Analytics
10 19 (2.40%) Amazon S3
11 18 (2.28%) OpenShift
12 16 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (2.02%) Azure Machine Learning
12 16 (2.02%) SaaS
13 11 (1.39%) Apigee
14 10 (1.26%) Amazon Kinesis
14 10 (1.26%) Office 365
15 8 (1.01%) Amazon EMR
16 7 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 65 (8.22%) TCP/IP
2 50 (6.32%) Firewall
3 46 (5.82%) HTTP
4 45 (5.69%) Internet
5 39 (4.93%) SSL
6 28 (3.54%) DNS
7 24 (3.03%) SSH
8 20 (2.53%) LAN
9 19 (2.40%) VPN
10 18 (2.28%) MPLS
10 18 (2.28%) SNMP
11 17 (2.15%) DHCP
12 12 (1.52%) WAN
13 11 (1.39%) BGP
13 11 (1.39%) DAB
13 11 (1.39%) Network Security
14 10 (1.26%) L2TP
15 9 (1.14%) Skype
15 9 (1.14%) VLAN
16 7 (0.88%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (18.20%) Big Data
2 124 (15.68%) Hadoop
3 73 (9.23%) NoSQL
4 58 (7.33%) Apache Hive
5 47 (5.94%) MongoDB
6 44 (5.56%) Relational Database
7 41 (5.18%) MySQL
8 37 (4.68%) SQL Server
9 36 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
10 25 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (3.16%) Power BI
11 24 (3.03%) Flink
12 23 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
13 20 (2.53%) HBase
14 18 (2.28%) GIS
14 18 (2.28%) RDBMS
15 17 (2.15%) Data Lake
15 17 (2.15%) Impala
15 17 (2.15%) Oracle Database
16 16 (2.02%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 143 (18.08%) Jenkins
2 135 (17.07%) Git (software)
3 71 (8.98%) Selenium
4 51 (6.45%) Subversion
5 48 (6.07%) JIRA
6 44 (5.56%) Ant
7 43 (5.44%) Eclipse
8 36 (4.55%) Cucumber
9 27 (3.41%) JUnit
10 24 (3.03%) Gatling
10 24 (3.03%) IntelliJ
11 23 (2.91%) gulp
11 23 (2.91%) Visual Studio Team System
12 22 (2.78%) GoogleTest
12 22 (2.78%) NUnit
13 21 (2.65%) ClearCase
13 21 (2.65%) CppUnit
13 21 (2.65%) Grunt
14 20 (2.53%) Karma Test Runner
14 20 (2.53%) Sublime Text
General
1 47 (5.94%) Telecoms
2 43 (5.44%) Finance
3 27 (3.41%) Legal
4 20 (2.53%) Banking
5 17 (2.15%) Electronics
6 15 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.64%) Retail
8 10 (1.26%) Publishing
9 9 (1.14%) Games
10 6 (0.76%) Marketing
10 6 (0.76%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.63%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.51%) Law
13 3 (0.38%) Military
13 3 (0.38%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.13%) Advertising
15 1 (0.13%) Automotive
15 1 (0.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 254 (32.11%) Developer
2 108 (13.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 69 (8.72%) Software Engineer
4 58 (7.33%) Python Developer
5 52 (6.57%) Data Engineer
6 51 (6.45%) Software Developer
7 49 (6.19%) Architect
8 41 (5.18%) Big Data Engineer
8 41 (5.18%) Data Scientist
9 37 (4.68%) Consultant
9 37 (4.68%) Python Engineer
9 37 (4.68%) Test Engineer
10 36 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
11 33 (4.17%) Analyst
12 30 (3.79%) AWS DevOps
13 29 (3.67%) Java Developer
14 28 (3.54%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 26 (3.29%) Tester
16 25 (3.16%) Senior Developer
17 22 (2.78%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (11.76%) HTML
2 77 (9.73%) CSS
3 69 (8.72%) Node.js
4 66 (8.34%) AngularJS
5 61 (7.71%) JSON
6 59 (7.46%) XML
7 56 (7.08%) Kafka
8 51 (6.45%) jQuery
8 51 (6.45%) REST
9 47 (5.94%) HTML5
9 47 (5.94%) Web Services
10 45 (5.69%) SOAP
11 36 (4.55%) Spring
12 34 (4.30%) .NET
13 32 (4.05%) Django
14 30 (3.79%) Elastic Stack
15 27 (3.41%) Ajax
15 27 (3.41%) Natural Language Processing
16 25 (3.16%) Spark Streaming
17 24 (3.03%) React
Miscellaneous
1 89 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
3 26 (3.29%) Algorithms
4 21 (2.65%) Derivative
5 16 (2.02%) Mobile App
6 13 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
7 12 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (1.52%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.39%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
8 11 (1.39%) User Experience
9 10 (1.26%) Data Centre
10 9 (1.14%) Blog
10 9 (1.14%) Life Science
11 7 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 7 (0.88%) VHDL
12 6 (0.76%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.63%) Social Media
14 4 (0.51%) Robotics
14 4 (0.51%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 304 (38.43%) Linux
2 107 (13.53%) Windows
3 106 (13.40%) Unix
4 44 (5.56%) Ubuntu
5 36 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (2.65%) CentOS
7 9 (1.14%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (0.88%) Solaris
9 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.63%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.51%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.51%) Fedora
12 3 (0.38%) Debian
12 3 (0.38%) OpenVMS
13 2 (0.25%) Android
13 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.25%) VMS
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (26.68%) DevOps
3 157 (19.85%) Analytics
4 136 (17.19%) Test Automation
5 125 (15.80%) Open Source
6 119 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
7 117 (14.79%) Software Engineering
8 107 (13.53%) Scrum
9 94 (11.88%) Configuration Management
10 85 (10.75%) Data Science
11 82 (10.37%) Machine Learning
12 69 (8.72%) ETL
13 60 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
14 58 (7.33%) Continuous Delivery
15 55 (6.95%) Microservices
16 54 (6.83%) Visualisation
17 50 (6.32%) OO
18 47 (5.94%) Migration
19 46 (5.82%) SDLC
19 46 (5.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 250 (31.61%) SQL
2 241 (30.47%) Java
3 140 (17.70%) JavaScript
4 117 (14.79%) Bash Shell
5 107 (13.53%) C++
6 103 (13.02%) Perl
7 95 (12.01%) Ruby
8 83 (10.49%) C#
9 77 (9.73%) Scala
10 72 (9.10%) C
11 67 (8.47%) R
12 60 (7.59%) PowerShell
13 52 (6.57%) PHP
14 38 (4.80%) Groovy
15 30 (3.79%) T-SQL
16 26 (3.29%) MATLAB
17 25 (3.16%) Go
18 21 (2.65%) Haskell
19 16 (2.02%) Shell Script
19 16 (2.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 133 (16.81%) Security Cleared
2 125 (15.80%) SC Cleared
3 57 (7.21%) Degree
4 13 (1.64%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.26%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.76%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.76%) PhD
9 5 (0.63%) CCNP
10 4 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.51%) CISSP
10 4 (0.51%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.51%) PMP
11 3 (0.38%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.25%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.25%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.93%) QA
2 8 (1.01%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.51%) GDPR
4 3 (0.38%) SLA
5 1 (0.13%) GPG13
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) MiFID
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 143 (18.08%) Docker
2 26 (3.29%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.02%) HDFS
4 14 (1.77%) KVM
5 13 (1.64%) Apache Flume
6 7 (0.88%) Firmware
6 7 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.63%) Postfix
7 5 (0.63%) Squid
7 5 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.63%) vSphere
8 4 (0.51%) BIND 9
8 4 (0.51%) NFS
8 4 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.25%) ACF2
10 2 (0.25%) Btrfs
10 2 (0.25%) iptables
10 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 123 (15.55%) Ansible
2 107 (13.53%) Puppet
3 83 (10.49%) Kubernetes
4 61 (7.71%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (7.71%) Terraform
5 38 (4.80%) Kibana
6 28 (3.54%) Grafana
7 16 (2.02%) Hadoop YARN
8 15 (1.90%) logstash
9 13 (1.64%) Oozie
10 9 (1.14%) Nagios
11 8 (1.01%) CA Spectrum
11 8 (1.01%) HAProxy
11 8 (1.01%) Prometheus
12 6 (0.76%) Salt
13 5 (0.63%) ArcSight ESM
13 5 (0.63%) Graphite
13 5 (0.63%) Packer
14 4 (0.51%) HP ALM
14 4 (0.51%) Netcool
Vendors
1 59 (7.46%) Oracle
2 45 (5.69%) Microsoft
3 43 (5.44%) Cisco
4 42 (5.31%) Red Hat
5 37 (4.68%) Google
6 35 (4.42%) Tableau
7 22 (2.78%) Juniper
8 21 (2.65%) ServiceNow
9 18 (2.28%) Cloudera
10 17 (2.15%) VMware
11 15 (1.90%) Splunk
12 13 (1.64%) webMethods
13 12 (1.52%) Adobe
14 10 (1.26%) CA
15 9 (1.14%) HP
15 9 (1.14%) Mirantis
16 8 (1.01%) Databricks
16 8 (1.01%) IBM
17 7 (0.88%) Informatica
17 7 (0.88%) SAP