Period
to 21 January 2020

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 2020 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 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 41 52
Rank change year-on-year +14 +11 +2
Contract jobs citing Python 764 791 650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.53% 4.99% 4.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.68% 12.19% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 434 409
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £355 £335 £300
90th Percentile £625 £623 £613
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 20
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -3.61%
10th Percentile £18.25 £39.05 £8.00
90th Percentile £46.13 £51.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% +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 4,090 6,490 5,794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.97% 40.92% 35.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,560 4,168 3,559
South East median daily rate £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.67% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £590 £575 £569
England median daily rate £485 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +1.04% +1.05% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 157 148
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.05 £24.34 £19.24
90th Percentile £73.75 £51.25 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 2020.

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 2020.

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 2020. 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 +12 297 £450 - 213
Hampshire +30 222 £500 +11.11% 103
Berkshire +4 174 £475 +5.56% 89
Surrey +22 161 £500 +2.56% 69
Oxfordshire +10 70 £450 - 95
Buckinghamshire +21 53 £425 +5.59% 29
West Sussex +29 48 £475 -8.16% 16
East Sussex +5 26 £425 -19.05% 16
Sussex - 6 £488 - 3
Kent -1 2 £506 -3.57% 9
Middlesex -2 1 - -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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.

1 283 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (31.68%) SQL
3 217 (28.40%) Linux
4 202 (26.44%) Java
4 202 (26.44%) DevOps
5 174 (22.77%) AWS
6 170 (22.25%) Azure
7 150 (19.63%) Git (software)
8 125 (16.36%) Docker
9 122 (15.97%) Security Cleared
10 119 (15.58%) Test Automation
10 119 (15.58%) JavaScript
10 119 (15.58%) Software Engineering
11 116 (15.18%) Analytics
12 115 (15.05%) Jenkins
13 110 (14.40%) Data Science
14 108 (14.14%) Ansible
15 102 (13.35%) Analytical Skills
16 99 (12.96%) SC Cleared
17 90 (11.78%) Kubernetes
17 90 (11.78%) C++
18 88 (11.52%) C#
19 87 (11.39%) Big Data
20 86 (11.26%) Bash Shell
21 84 (10.99%) Perl
21 84 (10.99%) Continuous Integration
22 83 (10.86%) ETL
22 83 (10.86%) Apache Spark
23 82 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
24 81 (10.60%) Configuration Management

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 83 (10.86%) Apache Spark
2 45 (5.89%) Apache
3 31 (4.06%) Tomcat
4 28 (3.66%) Jupyter
5 16 (2.09%) Confluence
5 16 (2.09%) nginx
5 16 (2.09%) SAS
6 14 (1.83%) Apache Airflow
7 10 (1.31%) WebLogic
8 9 (1.18%) GeoServer
8 9 (1.18%) JBoss
8 9 (1.18%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.92%) IIS
11 6 (0.79%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.65%) ArcGIS
13 4 (0.52%) GemFire
14 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (0.39%) Tornado
Applications
1 15 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.44%) SPSS
3 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 15 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.79%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.52%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.52%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.52%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (0.39%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.39%) Sonata
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 174 (22.77%) AWS
2 170 (22.25%) Azure
3 58 (7.59%) Power Platform
4 54 (7.07%) Serverless
5 49 (6.41%) PaaS
6 46 (6.02%) GCP
7 43 (5.63%) AWS Lambda
8 36 (4.71%) GitHub
9 31 (4.06%) Azure Data Factory
10 28 (3.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 27 (3.53%) Amazon S3
12 24 (3.14%) Azure Machine Learning
13 22 (2.88%) Amazon Kinesis
13 22 (2.88%) IaaS
14 20 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
15 16 (2.09%) OpenShift
16 14 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
17 11 (1.44%) SaaS
18 10 (1.31%) Amazon Cognito
18 10 (1.31%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.58%) DNS
2 32 (4.19%) TCP/IP
3 31 (4.06%) HTTP
4 24 (3.14%) SNMP
5 14 (1.83%) Firewall
6 13 (1.70%) SSL
7 11 (1.44%) HTTPS
8 10 (1.31%) SMTP
9 8 (1.05%) BGP
9 8 (1.05%) Junos
9 8 (1.05%) VPN
9 8 (1.05%) Wireshark
10 7 (0.92%) DSL
10 7 (0.92%) Ethernet
10 7 (0.92%) Internet
10 7 (0.92%) MPLS
10 7 (0.92%) OSPF
10 7 (0.92%) SSH
10 7 (0.92%) WAN
11 6 (0.79%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (11.39%) Big Data
2 60 (7.85%) Data Warehouse
3 58 (7.59%) NoSQL
3 58 (7.59%) Power BI
4 57 (7.46%) Hadoop
5 56 (7.33%) SQL Server
6 55 (7.20%) Data Lake
7 51 (6.68%) MongoDB
8 40 (5.24%) Relational Database
9 36 (4.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 34 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
10 34 (4.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 31 (4.06%) GIS
12 30 (3.93%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 28 (3.66%) Geospatial Data
14 26 (3.40%) MySQL
15 24 (3.14%) HDInsight
15 24 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 21 (2.75%) Apache Hive
16 21 (2.75%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 150 (19.63%) Git (software)
2 115 (15.05%) Jenkins
3 54 (7.07%) JIRA
4 48 (6.28%) Selenium
5 42 (5.50%) Subversion
6 36 (4.71%) Cucumber
7 25 (3.27%) TeamCity
8 23 (3.01%) Maven
9 22 (2.88%) SonarQube
10 19 (2.49%) Visual Studio Team System
11 16 (2.09%) Bitbucket
11 16 (2.09%) Visual Studio
12 15 (1.96%) ClearCase
13 13 (1.70%) Karma Test Runner
14 12 (1.57%) Ant
14 12 (1.57%) Bugzilla
15 11 (1.44%) Gradle
15 11 (1.44%) IntelliJ
15 11 (1.44%) JMeter
15 11 (1.44%) Log4j
General
1 75 (9.82%) Finance
2 32 (4.19%) Public Sector
3 26 (3.40%) Marketing
4 24 (3.14%) Telecoms
5 22 (2.88%) Banking
6 17 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.31%) Legal
7 10 (1.31%) Retail
8 9 (1.18%) Electronics
9 8 (1.05%) Publishing
10 6 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.65%) Automotive
11 5 (0.65%) German Language
12 4 (0.52%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.52%) Games
12 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.52%) Military
13 3 (0.39%) French Language
13 3 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 229 (29.97%) Developer
2 101 (13.22%) Python Developer
3 78 (10.21%) DevOps Engineer
4 69 (9.03%) Data Engineer
5 65 (8.51%) Data Scientist
6 62 (8.12%) Analyst
7 54 (7.07%) Software Engineer
8 39 (5.10%) Python Engineer
9 35 (4.58%) Java Developer
10 34 (4.45%) AWS Engineer
11 27 (3.53%) Consultant
12 26 (3.40%) Software Developer
13 25 (3.27%) Architect
14 23 (3.01%) Azure Engineer
15 21 (2.75%) Cloud Engineer
15 21 (2.75%) Data Analyst
16 20 (2.62%) Java Software Developer
17 18 (2.36%) Senior Data Scientist
17 18 (2.36%) Senior Developer
18 17 (2.23%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (10.08%) Web Services
2 54 (7.07%) Node.js
3 44 (5.76%) Pandas
4 43 (5.63%) Spring
5 42 (5.50%) AngularJS
6 41 (5.37%) NumPy
7 40 (5.24%) Django
8 37 (4.84%) REST
9 36 (4.71%) CSS
9 36 (4.71%) HTML
10 35 (4.58%) .NET
11 34 (4.45%) PySpark
11 34 (4.45%) React
12 33 (4.32%) RabbitMQ
13 31 (4.06%) RESTful
14 29 (3.80%) SOAP
15 23 (3.01%) JSON
15 23 (3.01%) TensorFlow
15 23 (3.01%) Vue.js
15 23 (3.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 102 (13.35%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.50%) Algorithms
3 23 (3.01%) Linux Command Line
4 19 (2.49%) Smart City
5 15 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (1.31%) Lidar
6 10 (1.31%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.18%) Clustering
7 9 (1.18%) User Experience
8 8 (1.05%) Mobile App
9 7 (0.92%) Data Centre
9 7 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (0.92%) Private Cloud
9 7 (0.92%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (0.79%) Life Science
11 5 (0.65%) Cyber Defence
11 5 (0.65%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.65%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 217 (28.40%) Linux
2 80 (10.47%) Windows
3 66 (8.64%) Unix
4 45 (5.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (4.32%) Ubuntu
6 21 (2.75%) CentOS
7 13 (1.70%) Windows Server
8 11 (1.44%) Debian
9 10 (1.31%) AIX
9 10 (1.31%) VMS
10 4 (0.52%) Android
10 4 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.13%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (26.44%) DevOps
3 119 (15.58%) Software Engineering
3 119 (15.58%) Test Automation
4 116 (15.18%) Analytics
5 110 (14.40%) Data Science
6 84 (10.99%) Continuous Integration
7 83 (10.86%) ETL
8 82 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
9 81 (10.60%) Configuration Management
10 79 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
11 78 (10.21%) TDD
12 77 (10.08%) Machine Learning
12 77 (10.08%) Visualisation
13 70 (9.16%) Computer Science
14 60 (7.85%) Scrum
15 56 (7.33%) Mathematics
16 50 (6.54%) Open Source
17 48 (6.28%) SDLC
18 42 (5.50%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 242 (31.68%) SQL
2 202 (26.44%) Java
3 119 (15.58%) JavaScript
4 90 (11.78%) C++
5 88 (11.52%) C#
6 86 (11.26%) Bash Shell
7 84 (10.99%) Perl
8 80 (10.47%) R
9 72 (9.42%) Scala
10 71 (9.29%) PowerShell
11 70 (9.16%) Ruby
12 56 (7.33%) PHP
13 54 (7.07%) C
14 41 (5.37%) Shell Script
15 23 (3.01%) Groovy
16 20 (2.62%) Go
17 17 (2.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 11 (1.44%) T-SQL
19 10 (1.31%) Haskell
20 9 (1.18%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 122 (15.97%) Security Cleared
2 99 (12.96%) SC Cleared
3 76 (9.95%) Degree
4 24 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 24 (3.14%) PhD
5 13 (1.70%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.70%) Master's Degree
6 12 (1.57%) Numerate Degree
7 10 (1.31%) DBS Check
8 6 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.65%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.65%) CCNP
9 5 (0.65%) ISEB
9 5 (0.65%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.52%) CCIP
10 4 (0.52%) CompTIA Security+
10 4 (0.52%) OSCP
11 3 (0.39%) GCIA
11 3 (0.39%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.53%) QA
2 18 (2.36%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.65%) NIST
4 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.39%) NCSC
6 2 (0.26%) EMIR
6 2 (0.26%) MiFID
6 2 (0.26%) SLA
7 1 (0.13%) GDPR
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 125 (16.36%) Docker
2 22 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
3 21 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.31%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.31%) HDFS
5 8 (1.05%) vSphere
6 5 (0.65%) KVM
6 5 (0.65%) NFS
7 4 (0.52%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.39%) Firmware
8 3 (0.39%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.39%) vCloud
9 2 (0.26%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.26%) Postfix
9 2 (0.26%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.13%) Corosync
10 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 108 (14.14%) Ansible
2 90 (11.78%) Kubernetes
3 70 (9.16%) Terraform
4 57 (7.46%) Puppet
5 45 (5.89%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (1.96%) Amdocs OSS
6 15 (1.96%) Netcool
6 15 (1.96%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 12 (1.57%) Kibana
8 9 (1.18%) Grafana
9 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.79%) Nagios
9 6 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.65%) HAProxy
10 5 (0.65%) vRealize
10 5 (0.65%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 4 (0.52%) CSIRT
11 4 (0.52%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 78 (10.21%) Microsoft
2 58 (7.59%) Tableau
3 56 (7.33%) Google
3 56 (7.33%) Oracle
4 36 (4.71%) Databricks
5 31 (4.06%) VMware
6 25 (3.27%) Red Hat
7 23 (3.01%) Cloudera
8 22 (2.88%) ServiceNow
9 21 (2.75%) IBM
10 18 (2.36%) Splunk
11 17 (2.23%) Cisco
11 17 (2.23%) Huawei
12 16 (2.09%) Remedy
13 15 (1.96%) BMC
13 15 (1.96%) Cramer
13 15 (1.96%) Siebel
13 15 (1.96%) xMatters
14 14 (1.83%) Juniper
15 12 (1.57%) SAP