Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 47 89
Rank change year-on-year 0 +42 +39
Contract jobs citing Python 692 732 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.31% 3.93% 2.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.50% 11.30% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 443 276
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £323 £313 £270
90th Percentile £575 £548 £493
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 20
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £25.60 £9.00 £25.45
90th Percentile £48.00 £45.00 £52.17
England median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +7.89% -1.94% +10.71%

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 5536 6476 6618
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.49% 34.76% 33.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3372 4134 4053
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £290 £272 £256
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 238 204
South East median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £37.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +5.79% +0.83%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.25 £17.33
90th Percentile £61.77 £51.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.67% +7.14% +1.45%

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 23 July 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 6 months to 23 July 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 6 months to 23 July 2017. 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 +2 248 £450 +5.88% 79
Surrey +26 229 £425 -5.56% 31
Berkshire +5 111 £463 +2.78% 37
Hampshire -9 105 £401 +0.13% 26
West Sussex -12 71 £468 -1.58% 3
Oxfordshire +7 70 £475 +21.79% 38
Buckinghamshire -15 66 £405 +13.68% 4
Middlesex +19 17 £500 +42.86%
East Sussex +2 16 £438 +9.38% 7
Kent -1 7 £425 -5.56% 1
M4 Corridor +8 1 - -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 338 (48.84%) Linux
2 235 (33.96%) Java
3 225 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
4 184 (26.59%) Git (software)
5 181 (26.16%) Oracle
6 165 (23.84%) SQL
7 161 (23.27%) JavaScript
8 158 (22.83%) DevOps
9 155 (22.40%) Perl
10 147 (21.24%) Jenkins
11 143 (20.66%) Web Services
12 141 (20.38%) Finance
13 133 (19.22%) Amazon AWS
13 133 (19.22%) Ansible
14 127 (18.35%) Ruby
15 126 (18.21%) Unix
16 123 (17.77%) REST
17 117 (16.91%) Puppet
18 115 (16.62%) HTML
19 110 (15.90%) Continuous Integration
20 109 (15.75%) Django
21 102 (14.74%) Docker
22 94 (13.58%) Test Automation
23 92 (13.29%) Configuration Management
24 91 (13.15%) Relational Database
25 90 (13.01%) CSS
26 89 (12.86%) Opscode Chef
27 84 (12.14%) Bash Shell
27 84 (12.14%) Degree
28 83 (11.99%) Web Development

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 75 (10.84%) Apache
2 51 (7.37%) Tomcat
3 49 (7.08%) Apache Spark
4 41 (5.92%) OpenStack
5 36 (5.20%) WebLogic
6 34 (4.91%) nginx
7 27 (3.90%) Confluence
8 22 (3.18%) Apache Solr
9 20 (2.89%) CMS
10 19 (2.75%) JBoss
11 17 (2.46%) Drupal
11 17 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (1.59%) WebSphere
13 10 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (1.16%) WordPress
15 7 (1.01%) Apache Pig
15 7 (1.01%) ArcGIS
15 7 (1.01%) IIS
15 7 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 5 (0.72%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 21 (3.03%) Photoshop
2 9 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.14%) Simulink
6 1 (0.14%) SPSS
6 1 (0.14%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (1.01%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 133 (19.22%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (7.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.89%) GitHub
4 19 (2.75%) OpenShift
5 18 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
5 18 (2.60%) IaaS
6 16 (2.31%) PaaS
7 15 (2.17%) SaaS
8 10 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (1.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 8 (1.16%) Google Analytics
10 7 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.72%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.29%) Route 53
14 1 (0.14%) Heroku
14 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 74 (10.69%) HTTP
2 43 (6.21%) TCP/IP
3 42 (6.07%) DNS
4 39 (5.64%) Firewall
5 30 (4.34%) SSL
6 26 (3.76%) Internet
7 17 (2.46%) WAN
8 15 (2.17%) LDAP
9 13 (1.88%) LAN
10 12 (1.73%) Network Security
10 12 (1.73%) SNMP
10 12 (1.73%) VPN
11 11 (1.59%) HTTPS
11 11 (1.59%) SSH
12 10 (1.45%) DHCP
12 10 (1.45%) Diameter Protocol
13 9 (1.30%) SS7
14 8 (1.16%) INAP
14 8 (1.16%) MVNO
14 8 (1.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (13.15%) Relational Database
2 81 (11.71%) Hadoop
3 72 (10.40%) MongoDB
4 65 (9.39%) MySQL
5 64 (9.25%) Big Data
6 51 (7.37%) Apache Cassandra
6 51 (7.37%) SQL Server
7 50 (7.23%) NoSQL
8 44 (6.36%) Oracle Database
9 34 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
10 33 (4.77%) Apache Hive
11 30 (4.34%) Impala
12 15 (2.17%) Redis
13 13 (1.88%) Oracle Database 12c
13 13 (1.88%) Power BI
14 11 (1.59%) DB2
14 11 (1.59%) DB2 UDB
14 11 (1.59%) HBase
14 11 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 184 (26.59%) Git (software)
2 147 (21.24%) Jenkins
3 72 (10.40%) JIRA
4 52 (7.51%) Selenium
5 51 (7.37%) Subversion
6 32 (4.62%) JUnit
7 31 (4.48%) Ant
8 29 (4.19%) Maven
9 18 (2.60%) Cucumber
9 18 (2.60%) Eclipse
9 18 (2.60%) Gradle
9 18 (2.60%) ProC
10 17 (2.46%) Bitbucket
10 17 (2.46%) Gatling
11 15 (2.17%) GitLab
12 14 (2.02%) SoapUI
12 14 (2.02%) Visual Studio
13 13 (1.88%) Calabash
13 13 (1.88%) HP UFT
14 12 (1.73%) WebDriver
General
1 141 (20.38%) Finance
2 29 (4.19%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.18%) Banking
4 11 (1.59%) Electronics
4 11 (1.59%) Retail
5 10 (1.45%) Marketing
5 10 (1.45%) Publishing
6 6 (0.87%) Legal
7 4 (0.58%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.43%) Automotive
8 3 (0.43%) Back Office
8 3 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (0.43%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.14%) Avionics
9 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.14%) French Language
9 1 (0.14%) Games
9 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 249 (35.98%) Developer
2 89 (12.86%) Python Developer
3 77 (11.13%) Analyst
4 73 (10.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 69 (9.97%) Administrator
6 54 (7.80%) Web Developer
7 51 (7.37%) Django Developer
7 51 (7.37%) Linux Administrator
7 51 (7.37%) Python/Django Developer
8 45 (6.50%) Architect
9 41 (5.92%) Systems Administrator
10 39 (5.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 38 (5.49%) Linux Engineer
12 37 (5.35%) Cloud Engineer
12 37 (5.35%) Java Developer
13 35 (5.06%) Pensions Analyst
14 34 (4.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 34 (4.91%) Python Web Developer
15 32 (4.62%) Systems Analyst
15 32 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (20.66%) Web Services
2 123 (17.77%) REST
3 115 (16.62%) HTML
4 109 (15.75%) Django
5 90 (13.01%) CSS
6 75 (10.84%) XML
7 65 (9.39%) JSON
8 54 (7.80%) HTML5
9 46 (6.65%) SOAP
10 44 (6.36%) CSS3
11 43 (6.21%) Ajax
12 38 (5.49%) Node.js
12 38 (5.49%) Spring
13 35 (5.06%) AngularJS
13 35 (5.06%) jQuery
13 35 (5.06%) React
14 29 (4.19%) .NET
15 25 (3.61%) YAML
16 24 (3.47%) Elastic Stack
16 24 (3.47%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 70 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.77%) User Experience
3 23 (3.32%) Computer Science
4 21 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
6 18 (2.60%) Data Centre
7 14 (2.02%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.88%) Video on Demand
9 12 (1.73%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (1.30%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.30%) Cyber Attack
11 9 (1.30%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.87%) DataPower
12 6 (0.87%) EMC VNX
12 6 (0.87%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.72%) Minimum Viable Product
14 4 (0.58%) Clustering
14 4 (0.58%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.58%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 338 (48.84%) Linux
2 126 (18.21%) Unix
3 78 (11.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 78 (11.27%) Windows
4 56 (8.09%) CentOS
5 53 (7.66%) Ubuntu
6 45 (6.50%) Debian
7 24 (3.47%) AIX
8 18 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (2.17%) Windows Server
10 8 (1.16%) Solaris
11 6 (0.87%) SUSE
12 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.43%) Android
13 3 (0.43%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.29%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.14%) VMS
15 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (22.83%) DevOps
3 110 (15.90%) Continuous Integration
4 94 (13.58%) Test Automation
5 92 (13.29%) Configuration Management
6 83 (11.99%) Web Development
7 79 (11.42%) Open Source
8 78 (11.27%) OO
9 68 (9.83%) SDLC
10 65 (9.39%) TDD
11 63 (9.10%) Scrum
12 60 (8.67%) Performance Tuning
13 57 (8.24%) Software Engineering
14 41 (5.92%) Data Analysis
15 37 (5.35%) Load Balancing
16 35 (5.06%) Machine Learning
16 35 (5.06%) OOD
17 34 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
18 33 (4.77%) Analytics
18 33 (4.77%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 235 (33.96%) Java
2 165 (23.84%) SQL
3 161 (23.27%) JavaScript
4 155 (22.40%) Perl
5 127 (18.35%) Ruby
6 84 (12.14%) Bash Shell
7 65 (9.39%) PowerShell
8 60 (8.67%) C
8 60 (8.67%) PHP
9 56 (8.09%) Scala
10 50 (7.23%) C#
11 49 (7.08%) C++
12 34 (4.91%) R
13 33 (4.77%) Groovy
14 23 (3.32%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.88%) VB
16 11 (1.59%) PL/SQL
17 8 (1.16%) Haskell
17 8 (1.16%) MATLAB
18 6 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 84 (12.14%) Degree
2 47 (6.79%) Security Cleared
3 38 (5.49%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.60%) ISTQB
5 12 (1.73%) CCNA
5 12 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.73%) ISEB
6 11 (1.59%) CCNP
7 10 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (1.30%) RHCSA
9 8 (1.16%) RHCE
10 7 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.58%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.58%) CISSP
13 4 (0.58%) GCIH
13 4 (0.58%) GIAC
13 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.43%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.90%) QA
2 6 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.43%) SLA
4 2 (0.29%) MISRA
4 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) AS 2805
5 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.14%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 102 (14.74%) Docker
2 51 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.76%) HDFS
4 25 (3.61%) Active Directory
4 25 (3.61%) Apache Flume
5 20 (2.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 15 (2.17%) KVM
6 15 (2.17%) vSphere
7 14 (2.02%) Xen
8 10 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.87%) NFS
10 5 (0.72%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.43%) iptables
12 3 (0.43%) LXC
12 3 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.43%) XenServer
13 2 (0.29%) Corosync
13 2 (0.29%) Openswan
13 2 (0.29%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 133 (19.22%) Ansible
2 117 (16.91%) Puppet
3 89 (12.86%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (3.76%) Nagios
5 23 (3.32%) Kibana
5 23 (3.32%) Oozie
6 20 (2.89%) Kubernetes
6 20 (2.89%) logstash
7 19 (2.75%) Grafana
8 14 (2.02%) Mesos
8 14 (2.02%) SELinux
9 11 (1.59%) Terraform
10 10 (1.45%) ZABBIX
11 9 (1.30%) Hadoop YARN
11 9 (1.30%) HP Fortify
11 9 (1.30%) Red Hat Satellite
12 8 (1.16%) vCenter Server
13 7 (1.01%) Graphite
13 7 (1.01%) StatsD
14 6 (0.87%) Salt
Vendors
1 181 (26.16%) Oracle
2 66 (9.54%) Red Hat
3 62 (8.96%) VMware
4 43 (6.21%) Microsoft
5 32 (4.62%) Cloudera
5 32 (4.62%) HP
6 31 (4.48%) Google
7 28 (4.05%) Splunk
8 17 (2.46%) Cisco
8 17 (2.46%) IBM
9 15 (2.17%) SaltStack
10 11 (1.59%) EMC
11 10 (1.45%) Adobe
11 10 (1.45%) Sitecore
12 7 (1.01%) Ericsson
12 7 (1.01%) Juniper
12 7 (1.01%) TIBCO
12 7 (1.01%) webMethods
13 6 (0.87%) Citrix
13 6 (0.87%) Mapinfo
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