Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 52 50
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2 +49
Contract jobs citing Python 825 659 637
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.03% 3.95% 3.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.16% 11.21% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 432 389
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £325 £300 £320
90th Percentile £628 £594 £538
England median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 18 21
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.25 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +4.22% -4.60%
10th Percentile £21.45 £16.64 £18.50
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £39.13
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.24% +0.32%

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 6,785 5,878 5,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.38% 35.19% 35.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,367 3,663 3,624
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £455 £425
% change year-on-year +4.40% +7.06% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 167 220
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25.52 £18.50 £14.42
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +0.74%

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 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
Thames Valley +31 351 £450 -2.70% 192
Berkshire +23 209 £450 -5.26% 75
Hampshire +27 174 £475 +10.08% 66
Surrey -18 172 £500 +5.26% 61
Oxfordshire +19 83 £450 -5.26% 103
Buckinghamshire +17 59 £400 +3.23% 14
East Sussex +17 46 £550 +29.41% 15
Middlesex +16 34 £325 -35.00% 1
West Sussex +1 32 £539 +21.21% 16
Kent -4 6 £509 -21.73% 16
Sussex +5 2 £525 +90.91%
Python
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region with a requirement for Python.

1 297 (36.00%) Linux
2 239 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
3 227 (27.52%) Java
4 212 (25.70%) SQL
5 202 (24.48%) DevOps
6 177 (21.45%) Amazon AWS
7 160 (19.39%) Jenkins
8 145 (17.58%) Bash Shell
9 143 (17.33%) Git (software)
10 138 (16.73%) Docker
11 133 (16.12%) Ansible
11 133 (16.12%) Analytics
12 130 (15.76%) JavaScript
13 129 (15.64%) Security Cleared
14 127 (15.39%) Continuous Integration
14 127 (15.39%) Big Data
15 125 (15.15%) Open Source
16 121 (14.67%) Windows
17 120 (14.55%) SC Cleared
18 118 (14.30%) Test Automation
19 116 (14.06%) Puppet
20 112 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
21 111 (13.45%) Perl
22 109 (13.21%) Ruby
23 107 (12.97%) Apache Spark
24 105 (12.73%) Hadoop
24 105 (12.73%) Software Engineering
25 103 (12.48%) C++
26 100 (12.12%) Scrum
27 93 (11.27%) Machine Learning

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
1 107 (12.97%) Apache Spark
2 55 (6.67%) Apache
3 48 (5.82%) Elasticsearch
4 44 (5.33%) Tomcat
5 31 (3.76%) nginx
6 28 (3.39%) SAS
7 26 (3.15%) Jupyter
8 23 (2.79%) OpenStack
9 17 (2.06%) Confluence
10 15 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
11 13 (1.58%) JBoss
12 9 (1.09%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.97%) ArcGIS
13 8 (0.97%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.73%) GlassFish
15 5 (0.61%) Apache Qpid
15 5 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.61%) lighttpd
15 5 (0.61%) Skype for Business
15 5 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (1.33%) Chatbot
2 10 (1.21%) Simulink
3 9 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.73%) SPSS
5 1 (0.12%) Maya
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 177 (21.45%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (5.09%) Serverless
4 34 (4.12%) AWS Lambda
5 26 (3.15%) AWS CloudFormation
6 25 (3.03%) GitHub
7 24 (2.91%) Amazon S3
7 24 (2.91%) Google Cloud Platform
8 21 (2.55%) PaaS
9 18 (2.18%) Azure Machine Learning
9 18 (2.18%) OpenShift
10 17 (2.06%) Google Analytics
10 17 (2.06%) IaaS
11 16 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
11 16 (1.94%) Amazon SQS
12 14 (1.70%) AWS Fargate
13 13 (1.58%) SaaS
14 10 (1.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.85%) Amazon Kinesis
15 7 (0.85%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 66 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 46 (5.58%) Firewall
3 45 (5.45%) Internet
4 37 (4.48%) HTTP
5 34 (4.12%) SSL
6 27 (3.27%) DNS
7 22 (2.67%) LAN
8 20 (2.42%) SSH
9 18 (2.18%) WAN
10 17 (2.06%) MPLS
10 17 (2.06%) SNMP
11 13 (1.58%) BGP
11 13 (1.58%) DHCP
12 12 (1.45%) OSPF
13 11 (1.33%) VPN
14 10 (1.21%) DAB
15 9 (1.09%) Network Security
16 8 (0.97%) DSL
16 8 (0.97%) L2TP
17 7 (0.85%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (15.39%) Big Data
2 105 (12.73%) Hadoop
3 77 (9.33%) NoSQL
4 66 (8.00%) MongoDB
5 57 (6.91%) MySQL
6 51 (6.18%) Apache Hive
7 49 (5.94%) Relational Database
8 42 (5.09%) SQL Server
9 33 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 33 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
10 31 (3.76%) Power BI
11 26 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
12 21 (2.55%) Flink
13 19 (2.30%) Data Lake
14 18 (2.18%) RDBMS
15 17 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 16 (1.94%) Impala
17 15 (1.82%) Redis
18 13 (1.58%) DB2
18 13 (1.58%) HBase
Development Applications
1 160 (19.39%) Jenkins
2 143 (17.33%) Git (software)
3 57 (6.91%) JIRA
3 57 (6.91%) Selenium
4 44 (5.33%) Subversion
5 35 (4.24%) Cucumber
6 30 (3.64%) Ant
7 29 (3.52%) Eclipse
8 25 (3.03%) GitLab
9 23 (2.79%) Visual Studio Team System
10 20 (2.42%) Gatling
10 20 (2.42%) IntelliJ
11 18 (2.18%) MSBuild
12 17 (2.06%) Visual Studio
13 16 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
14 15 (1.82%) gulp
14 15 (1.82%) JUnit
15 14 (1.70%) Maven
15 14 (1.70%) NetBeans
16 12 (1.45%) JMeter
General
1 51 (6.18%) Finance
2 50 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 23 (2.79%) Legal
4 16 (1.94%) Electronics
5 14 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.45%) Marketing
7 10 (1.21%) Games
8 9 (1.09%) Banking
8 9 (1.09%) Retail
9 7 (0.85%) Automotive
10 5 (0.61%) Law
10 5 (0.61%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.48%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.48%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.48%) Mandarin Language
11 4 (0.48%) Publishing
12 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.36%) Military
13 1 (0.12%) Advertising
13 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 277 (33.58%) Developer
2 121 (14.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 73 (8.85%) Python Developer
4 62 (7.52%) Software Engineer
5 47 (5.70%) Data Scientist
6 44 (5.33%) Analyst
7 43 (5.21%) Architect
8 42 (5.09%) Data Engineer
9 37 (4.48%) Java Developer
9 37 (4.48%) Software Developer
10 35 (4.24%) Python Engineer
11 34 (4.12%) AWS Engineer
12 31 (3.76%) AWS DevOps
12 31 (3.76%) Big Data Engineer
12 31 (3.76%) Tester
13 28 (3.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 28 (3.39%) Test Engineer
14 26 (3.15%) Consultant
15 24 (2.91%) Django Developer
16 23 (2.79%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (10.30%) HTML
2 74 (8.97%) CSS
3 66 (8.00%) Node.js
4 60 (7.27%) Web Services
5 50 (6.06%) JSON
6 49 (5.94%) AngularJS
7 47 (5.70%) XML
8 46 (5.58%) Django
8 46 (5.58%) Kafka
9 43 (5.21%) REST
10 42 (5.09%) HTML5
11 34 (4.12%) SOAP
12 33 (4.00%) Spring
13 32 (3.88%) Elastic Stack
14 29 (3.52%) jQuery
14 29 (3.52%) RESTful
15 26 (3.15%) Natural Language Processing
15 26 (3.15%) TensorFlow
16 25 (3.03%) Spark Streaming
17 23 (2.79%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 78 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (6.18%) Computer Science
3 41 (4.97%) Algorithms
4 32 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (2.67%) Embedded Systems
6 18 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (1.70%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.58%) User Experience
9 11 (1.33%) Data Centre
9 11 (1.33%) Derivative
9 11 (1.33%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (1.21%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.09%) Blog
11 9 (1.09%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.61%) Social Media
12 5 (0.61%) Video on Demand
13 4 (0.48%) Replication
13 4 (0.48%) Security Operations Centre
14 3 (0.36%) STB
Operating Systems
1 297 (36.00%) Linux
2 121 (14.67%) Windows
3 89 (10.79%) Unix
4 43 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (4.48%) Ubuntu
6 35 (4.24%) CentOS
7 14 (1.70%) Windows Server
8 13 (1.58%) Solaris
9 8 (0.97%) Android
10 7 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.73%) Debian
12 5 (0.61%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.61%) FreeBSD
12 5 (0.61%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.61%) VMS
13 4 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.48%) Fedora
14 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
15 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (24.48%) DevOps
3 133 (16.12%) Analytics
4 127 (15.39%) Continuous Integration
5 125 (15.15%) Open Source
6 118 (14.30%) Test Automation
7 105 (12.73%) Software Engineering
8 100 (12.12%) Scrum
9 93 (11.27%) Machine Learning
10 87 (10.55%) Configuration Management
11 85 (10.30%) Data Science
12 67 (8.12%) ETL
13 58 (7.03%) Continuous Delivery
14 54 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
15 53 (6.42%) Problem-Solving
15 53 (6.42%) Visualisation
16 51 (6.18%) Artificial Intelligence
17 50 (6.06%) Migration
18 44 (5.33%) SDLC
19 43 (5.21%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 227 (27.52%) Java
2 212 (25.70%) SQL
3 145 (17.58%) Bash Shell
4 130 (15.76%) JavaScript
5 111 (13.45%) Perl
6 109 (13.21%) Ruby
7 103 (12.48%) C++
8 77 (9.33%) C#
9 76 (9.21%) C
10 75 (9.09%) R
11 64 (7.76%) Scala
12 52 (6.30%) PHP
13 50 (6.06%) PowerShell
14 43 (5.21%) Groovy
15 38 (4.61%) MATLAB
16 28 (3.39%) Go
17 20 (2.42%) Shell Script
18 18 (2.18%) T-SQL
18 18 (2.18%) VB
19 17 (2.06%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 129 (15.64%) Security Cleared
2 120 (14.55%) SC Cleared
3 69 (8.36%) Degree
4 18 (2.18%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.58%) PhD
6 12 (1.45%) ISTQB
7 11 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.85%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.48%) CCNP
11 4 (0.48%) ISEB
11 4 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.48%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.48%) PMP
12 3 (0.36%) CCNA
13 2 (0.24%) CCIE
14 1 (0.12%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.48%) QA
2 21 (2.55%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.21%) GDPR
4 6 (0.73%) MISRA
4 6 (0.73%) MISRA C
5 5 (0.61%) SLA
6 1 (0.12%) GPG13
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 138 (16.73%) Docker
2 18 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.06%) Active Directory
4 14 (1.70%) Apache Flume
4 14 (1.70%) HDFS
4 14 (1.70%) KVM
5 11 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.73%) Firmware
7 6 (0.73%) Postfix
7 6 (0.73%) vSphere
8 5 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.61%) Squid
8 5 (0.61%) Varnish
8 5 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.61%) Xen
9 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.36%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.24%) ACF2
10 2 (0.24%) RACF
Systems Management
1 133 (16.12%) Ansible
2 116 (14.06%) Puppet
3 73 (8.85%) Opscode Chef
4 66 (8.00%) Kubernetes
5 56 (6.79%) Terraform
6 45 (5.45%) Kibana
7 31 (3.76%) Grafana
8 20 (2.42%) Nagios
9 18 (2.18%) logstash
10 9 (1.09%) Packer
10 9 (1.09%) Salt
11 8 (0.97%) Oozie
11 8 (0.97%) SCCM
12 7 (0.85%) ArcSight ESM
12 7 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
12 7 (0.85%) Graphite
12 7 (0.85%) Hadoop YARN
12 7 (0.85%) Prometheus
13 6 (0.73%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 6 (0.73%) Consul
Vendors
1 56 (6.79%) Oracle
2 51 (6.18%) Red Hat
3 40 (4.85%) Google
4 38 (4.61%) Microsoft
5 34 (4.12%) Cisco
6 29 (3.52%) VMware
7 27 (3.27%) Splunk
7 27 (3.27%) Tableau
8 23 (2.79%) Juniper
9 15 (1.82%) ServiceNow
10 14 (1.70%) Cloudera
10 14 (1.70%) HP
11 12 (1.45%) Adobe
12 11 (1.33%) CA
13 9 (1.09%) Atlassian
13 9 (1.09%) IBM
13 9 (1.09%) Mirantis
13 9 (1.09%) SaltStack
14 8 (0.97%) F5
14 8 (0.97%) Informatica