Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 51 47
Rank change year-on-year +13 -4 +49
Contract jobs citing Python 896 660 682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.46% 4.02% 3.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.61% 11.48% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 438 413
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +18.42%
10th Percentile £338 £306 £320
90th Percentile £606 £588 £538
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 10 20
South East median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.51% -10.84% +5.06%
10th Percentile £8.00 £16.64 £17.60
90th Percentile £51.38 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year +3.11% +1.90% +5.33%

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 6,583 5,748 6,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 40.13% 35.04% 35.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,148 3,531 3,877
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 168 228
South East median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.00 £16.54 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £57.65 £55.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +29 390 £440 -2.22% 201
Surrey -12 224 £500 +17.65% 72
Berkshire +21 214 £439 -7.63% 75
Hampshire +5 140 £475 +11.76% 51
Buckinghamshire +37 102 £415 +3.75% 11
Oxfordshire +12 74 £450 - 115
East Sussex +26 53 £500 +25.00% 17
West Sussex +1 37 £475 +5.56% 10
Middlesex +13 33 £423 -15.50% 2
Kent +12 10 £525 -19.23% 13
Sussex - 2 £525 -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 396 (44.20%) Linux
2 285 (31.81%) Java
3 262 (29.24%) Agile Software Development
4 238 (26.56%) Jenkins
5 229 (25.56%) DevOps
6 227 (25.33%) Git (software)
7 214 (23.88%) JavaScript
8 200 (22.32%) SQL
9 189 (21.09%) Amazon AWS
10 186 (20.76%) Continuous Integration
11 164 (18.30%) Bash Shell
12 159 (17.75%) Ansible
13 154 (17.19%) Analytics
14 153 (17.08%) Docker
15 136 (15.18%) Open Source
15 136 (15.18%) Oracle
16 135 (15.07%) Windows
17 130 (14.51%) HTML
17 130 (14.51%) Big Data
18 129 (14.40%) Ruby
19 128 (14.29%) Web Services
20 124 (13.84%) Test Automation
21 123 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
22 122 (13.62%) CSS
23 120 (13.39%) Puppet
24 113 (12.61%) Relational Database
25 111 (12.39%) Security Cleared
25 111 (12.39%) Unix
26 110 (12.28%) REST
27 105 (11.72%) Software Engineering

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 91 (10.16%) Apache Spark
2 59 (6.58%) Apache
3 55 (6.14%) Tomcat
4 44 (4.91%) Elasticsearch
5 33 (3.68%) Confluence
6 26 (2.90%) nginx
7 23 (2.57%) Jupyter
7 23 (2.57%) OpenStack
7 23 (2.57%) SAS
8 20 (2.23%) JBoss
9 17 (1.90%) WebLogic
10 16 (1.79%) Apache Solr
11 13 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.78%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.56%) IIS
13 5 (0.56%) lighttpd
13 5 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
14 4 (0.45%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 10 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.89%) Simulink
3 6 (0.67%) Chatbot
3 6 (0.67%) SPSS
4 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.33%) HipChat
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 189 (21.09%) Amazon AWS
2 123 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (5.02%) Serverless
4 34 (3.79%) AWS Lambda
5 30 (3.35%) OpenShift
6 29 (3.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 26 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 24 (2.68%) Amazon S3
9 23 (2.57%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (2.57%) Azure Machine Learning
9 23 (2.57%) PaaS
10 21 (2.34%) GitHub
11 19 (2.12%) SaaS
12 18 (2.01%) Google Analytics
13 15 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
14 14 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 13 (1.45%) AWS Fargate
16 9 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
16 9 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 8 (0.89%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 62 (6.92%) TCP/IP
2 44 (4.91%) HTTP
3 38 (4.24%) Firewall
4 32 (3.57%) Internet
5 28 (3.13%) SSL
6 23 (2.57%) DNS
7 22 (2.46%) WAN
8 19 (2.12%) LAN
9 17 (1.90%) MPLS
9 17 (1.90%) SNMP
10 16 (1.79%) SSH
11 14 (1.56%) BGP
12 12 (1.34%) Network Security
13 11 (1.23%) DVB
13 11 (1.23%) OSPF
14 10 (1.12%) DHCP
15 8 (0.89%) Kerberos
16 6 (0.67%) Cisco ISE
16 6 (0.67%) HTTPS
16 6 (0.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (14.51%) Big Data
2 113 (12.61%) Relational Database
3 103 (11.50%) Hadoop
4 94 (10.49%) NoSQL
5 91 (10.16%) MongoDB
6 77 (8.59%) MySQL
7 66 (7.37%) SQL Server
8 57 (6.36%) Redis
9 56 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
10 52 (5.80%) Apache Cassandra
11 34 (3.79%) Apache Hive
12 30 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
13 29 (3.24%) Power BI
14 22 (2.46%) Data Lake
15 21 (2.34%) Data Mining
15 21 (2.34%) DB2
16 20 (2.23%) RDBMS
17 18 (2.01%) HBase
18 15 (1.67%) Impala
19 13 (1.45%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 238 (26.56%) Jenkins
2 227 (25.33%) Git (software)
3 100 (11.16%) JIRA
4 56 (6.25%) Selenium
5 42 (4.69%) Subversion
6 40 (4.46%) Cucumber
7 29 (3.24%) Eclipse
8 25 (2.79%) Visual Studio Team System
9 24 (2.68%) Ant
10 21 (2.34%) IntelliJ
11 20 (2.23%) GitLab
11 20 (2.23%) JUnit
11 20 (2.23%) Maven
12 19 (2.12%) Gatling
13 18 (2.01%) MSBuild
14 14 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
15 13 (1.45%) Grunt
15 13 (1.45%) JMeter
15 13 (1.45%) LoadRunner
16 12 (1.34%) NetBeans
General
1 70 (7.81%) Finance
2 53 (5.92%) Telecoms
3 17 (1.90%) Games
3 17 (1.90%) Marketing
4 14 (1.56%) Legal
5 12 (1.34%) Banking
6 11 (1.23%) Electronics
7 9 (1.00%) Retail
8 8 (0.89%) Law
8 8 (0.89%) Mandarin Language
8 8 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.78%) Automotive
10 6 (0.67%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.67%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.33%) Advertising
11 3 (0.33%) Back Office
11 3 (0.33%) Publishing
12 2 (0.22%) Military
12 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 309 (34.49%) Developer
2 129 (14.40%) DevOps Engineer
3 117 (13.06%) Python Developer
4 76 (8.48%) Django Developer
5 63 (7.03%) Software Engineer
6 60 (6.70%) Python/Django Developer
7 56 (6.25%) Data Scientist
8 50 (5.58%) Analyst
9 46 (5.13%) AWS Engineer
10 43 (4.80%) Java Developer
11 41 (4.58%) Architect
12 38 (4.24%) Python Engineer
13 34 (3.79%) AWS DevOps
13 34 (3.79%) Tester
14 32 (3.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 32 (3.57%) Data Engineer
15 30 (3.35%) Consultant
16 28 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
17 27 (3.01%) Software Developer
18 24 (2.68%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (14.51%) HTML
2 128 (14.29%) Web Services
3 122 (13.62%) CSS
4 110 (12.28%) REST
5 96 (10.71%) Django
6 79 (8.82%) Node.js
7 67 (7.48%) JSON
8 56 (6.25%) SOAP
9 54 (6.03%) Kafka
10 53 (5.92%) XML
11 45 (5.02%) AngularJS
12 39 (4.35%) RESTful
13 35 (3.91%) HTML5
14 34 (3.79%) .NET
15 32 (3.57%) Spring
16 28 (3.13%) LAPP Stack
17 27 (3.01%) Middleware
17 27 (3.01%) Pandas
18 26 (2.90%) jQuery
18 26 (2.90%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 76 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (6.92%) Computer Science
3 47 (5.25%) Algorithms
4 37 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (3.01%) Linux Command Line
6 23 (2.57%) User Experience
7 16 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (1.79%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.67%) Data Structures
9 14 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
10 13 (1.45%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.23%) Management Information System
12 10 (1.12%) Blog
13 9 (1.00%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.89%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.67%) STB
16 5 (0.56%) MPEG
16 5 (0.56%) Wiki
17 4 (0.45%) e-Learning
17 4 (0.45%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 396 (44.20%) Linux
2 135 (15.07%) Windows
3 111 (12.39%) Unix
4 44 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (4.35%) Ubuntu
6 36 (4.02%) CentOS
7 15 (1.67%) Solaris
7 15 (1.67%) Windows Server
8 11 (1.23%) VMS
9 8 (0.89%) Android
10 7 (0.78%) Debian
11 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.56%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (0.56%) FreeBSD
12 5 (0.56%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.45%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.45%) Fedora
14 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (29.24%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (25.56%) DevOps
3 186 (20.76%) Continuous Integration
4 154 (17.19%) Analytics
5 136 (15.18%) Open Source
6 124 (13.84%) Test Automation
7 105 (11.72%) Software Engineering
8 100 (11.16%) Data Science
9 97 (10.83%) Machine Learning
10 87 (9.71%) Web Development
11 82 (9.15%) Configuration Management
12 78 (8.71%) Scrum
13 64 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
14 63 (7.03%) Visualisation
15 61 (6.81%) Continuous Delivery
15 61 (6.81%) TDD
16 60 (6.70%) ETL
17 57 (6.36%) Workflow
18 55 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
19 49 (5.47%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 285 (31.81%) Java
2 214 (23.88%) JavaScript
3 200 (22.32%) SQL
4 164 (18.30%) Bash Shell
5 129 (14.40%) Ruby
6 102 (11.38%) Perl
7 91 (10.16%) C#
8 90 (10.04%) C
9 86 (9.60%) C++
10 77 (8.59%) R
11 69 (7.70%) Scala
12 57 (6.36%) PowerShell
13 49 (5.47%) PHP
14 47 (5.25%) Groovy
15 33 (3.68%) MATLAB
16 28 (3.13%) Go
17 24 (2.68%) Shell Script
18 19 (2.12%) VB
19 18 (2.01%) Haskell
20 17 (1.90%) Korn
Qualifications
1 111 (12.39%) Security Cleared
2 101 (11.27%) SC Cleared
3 91 (10.16%) Degree
4 19 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (1.79%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.12%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.78%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.67%) PhD
9 5 (0.56%) CCNA
10 4 (0.45%) ISEB
11 3 (0.33%) CCNP
11 3 (0.33%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.33%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.33%) PMP
12 2 (0.22%) CCIE
12 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.35%) QA
2 24 (2.68%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.34%) GDPR
4 9 (1.00%) SLA
5 6 (0.67%) MISRA
5 6 (0.67%) MISRA C
6 3 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.22%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.11%) GPG13
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 153 (17.08%) Docker
2 29 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.79%) Apache Flume
3 16 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.45%) Active Directory
5 13 (1.45%) HDFS
6 10 (1.12%) KVM
7 8 (0.89%) vSphere
8 7 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (0.78%) Firmware
9 6 (0.67%) Postfix
9 6 (0.67%) Xen
10 5 (0.56%) Varnish
11 4 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.33%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.22%) Btrfs
13 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 159 (17.75%) Ansible
2 120 (13.39%) Puppet
3 79 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
4 72 (8.04%) Kubernetes
5 66 (7.37%) Terraform
6 44 (4.91%) Kibana
7 29 (3.24%) Grafana
8 23 (2.57%) Nagios
9 18 (2.01%) Salt
10 14 (1.56%) Packer
11 13 (1.45%) logstash
12 12 (1.34%) SCCM
13 10 (1.12%) Mesos
13 10 (1.12%) SCOM
14 7 (0.78%) vCenter Server
15 6 (0.67%) ArcSight ESM
15 6 (0.67%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
15 6 (0.67%) CSIRT
15 6 (0.67%) Graphite
15 6 (0.67%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 136 (15.18%) Oracle
2 55 (6.14%) Red Hat
3 54 (6.03%) Google
4 42 (4.69%) Microsoft
5 39 (4.35%) VMware
6 36 (4.02%) Cisco
7 32 (3.57%) Splunk
8 30 (3.35%) Tableau
9 28 (3.13%) IBM
10 27 (3.01%) Cloudera
11 16 (1.79%) Juniper
12 14 (1.56%) CA
13 13 (1.45%) Adobe
13 13 (1.45%) Atlassian
13 13 (1.45%) HP
14 10 (1.12%) F5
14 10 (1.12%) Vertica
15 9 (1.00%) New Relic
16 7 (0.78%) PagerDuty
16 7 (0.78%) Zend