Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 32 40
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8 +14
Contract jobs citing Python 216 842 884
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 6.24% 5.95% 5.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.23% 16.31% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 549 511
Median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +4.29%
10th Percentile £310 £325 £331
90th Percentile £575 £600 £600
England median daily rate £525 £538 £525
% change year-on-year -2.33% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +7.14% -4.67%
10th Percentile £28.80 £24.07 £8.00
90th Percentile £60.50 £53.75 £50.38
England median hourly rate £35.00 £46.50 £41.77
% change year-on-year -24.73% +11.34% +1.56%

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 1,123 5,161 6,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.44% 36.46% 40.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 3,195 4,169
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £601 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.20% +2.00% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 150 193
Median hourly rate £42.00 £46.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £14.50 £21.79 £21.25
90th Percentile £61.25 £61.85 £53.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.53 £42.27
% change year-on-year -21.41% +5.36% +5.66%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Python as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Python in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Python in the South East

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python in the South East over the 6 months to 28 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Python in the South East

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Python in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Python in the South East

Python
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Python in the South East over the 6 months to 28 September 2020.

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 28 September 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
Hampshire +5 76 £470 - 40
Thames Valley +2 74 £475 +5.56% 114
Berkshire +1 50 £475 - 35
Surrey +15 49 £450 -10.00% 16
Buckinghamshire +16 13 £420 -4.00% 16
Oxfordshire +1 11 £425 -5.56% 63
East Sussex +14 6 £463 +2.78% 9
West Sussex +13 6 £475 +5.56% 9
Kent +33 5 £685 +82.67% 9
Middlesex +9 1 £300 - 1
Python
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 73 (33.80%) SQL
2 60 (27.78%) AWS
3 57 (26.39%) Linux
4 56 (25.93%) Java
5 55 (25.46%) DevOps
6 51 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 43 (19.91%) SC Cleared
9 38 (17.59%) Azure
9 38 (17.59%) Docker
10 36 (16.67%) Kubernetes
10 36 (16.67%) C#
11 35 (16.20%) Big Data
12 34 (15.74%) Git (software)
13 33 (15.28%) RESTful
13 33 (15.28%) Bash Shell
14 30 (13.89%) Perl
14 30 (13.89%) Windows
14 30 (13.89%) Terraform
15 29 (13.43%) Data Science
15 29 (13.43%) Ansible
15 29 (13.43%) Apache Spark
15 29 (13.43%) VMware
15 29 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (12.96%) JavaScript
16 28 (12.96%) ETL
17 27 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
17 27 (12.50%) PowerShell
18 26 (12.04%) Jenkins
19 25 (11.57%) C++

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 29 (13.43%) Apache Spark
2 16 (7.41%) Apache
3 10 (4.63%) Confluence
4 8 (3.70%) nginx
5 6 (2.78%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.31%) JBoss
7 3 (1.39%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.39%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.93%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.93%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.46%) DNN
9 1 (0.46%) Drupal
9 1 (0.46%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.46%) SAS
9 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Windchill
2 1 (0.46%) CPLEX
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.39%) Magento
2 2 (0.93%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.93%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.93%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.46%) FastStats
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 60 (27.78%) AWS
2 38 (17.59%) Azure
3 22 (10.19%) GitHub
4 17 (7.87%) GCP
5 14 (6.48%) Serverless
6 13 (6.02%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (4.17%) Power Platform
8 7 (3.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (3.24%) Amazon Kinesis
9 6 (2.78%) Amazon S3
9 6 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.85%) Amazon EKS
11 4 (1.85%) AWS Step Functions
11 4 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (1.85%) Coveralls
12 3 (1.39%) Firebase
12 3 (1.39%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.93%) Amazon ECS
13 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.41%) DNS
1 16 (7.41%) HTTP
2 15 (6.94%) Firewall
3 12 (5.56%) SNMP
3 12 (5.56%) VLAN
4 11 (5.09%) Reverse Proxy
5 6 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (2.78%) iSCSI
5 6 (2.78%) SSH
5 6 (2.78%) SSL
6 4 (1.85%) DHCP
6 4 (1.85%) FTP
7 3 (1.39%) SMTP
7 3 (1.39%) VPN
8 2 (0.93%) IPsec
8 2 (0.93%) MPLS
8 2 (0.93%) SAN
8 2 (0.93%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.93%) WAN
8 2 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.20%) Big Data
2 23 (10.65%) Relational Database
3 18 (8.33%) Hadoop
4 16 (7.41%) SQL Server
5 15 (6.94%) Apache Hive
6 14 (6.48%) Impala
7 10 (4.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 9 (4.17%) Data Mining
8 9 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (4.17%) NoSQL
8 9 (4.17%) Power BI
9 8 (3.70%) MySQL
9 8 (3.70%) Oracle Database
10 6 (2.78%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.31%) Data Lake
11 5 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.85%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (1.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 34 (15.74%) Git (software)
2 26 (12.04%) Jenkins
3 24 (11.11%) JIRA
4 20 (9.26%) GitLab
5 13 (6.02%) Selenium
6 11 (5.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (4.63%) Subversion
8 5 (2.31%) Gradle
8 5 (2.31%) JUnit
8 5 (2.31%) SonarQube
9 4 (1.85%) Ant
9 4 (1.85%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.85%) Bitbucket Server
9 4 (1.85%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.85%) Maven
9 4 (1.85%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.85%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.39%) Android Studio
10 3 (1.39%) Hudson
10 3 (1.39%) Terragrunt
General
1 16 (7.41%) Finance
2 15 (6.94%) Public Sector
3 10 (4.63%) Manufacturing
3 10 (4.63%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.70%) Banking
4 8 (3.70%) Marketing
5 7 (3.24%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.31%) Electronics
7 4 (1.85%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.85%) Police
8 3 (1.39%) Games
9 2 (0.93%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.93%) Legal
9 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.46%) Advertising
10 1 (0.46%) Automotive
10 1 (0.46%) Billing
10 1 (0.46%) Law
10 1 (0.46%) Local Government
10 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (18.52%) Developer
2 36 (16.67%) Data Engineer
3 23 (10.65%) DevOps Engineer
4 20 (9.26%) AWS Engineer
5 15 (6.94%) Python Developer
6 11 (5.09%) Python Engineer
7 10 (4.63%) Consultant
7 10 (4.63%) Data Scientist
7 10 (4.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 10 (4.63%) Security Engineer
7 10 (4.63%) Test Engineer
8 8 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.24%) Administrator
9 7 (3.24%) Architect
9 7 (3.24%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (3.24%) Software Engineer
10 6 (2.78%) AWS DevOps
10 6 (2.78%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 6 (2.78%) Azure Engineer
10 6 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.28%) RESTful
2 20 (9.26%) AngularJS
2 20 (9.26%) REST
3 16 (7.41%) .NET
3 16 (7.41%) HTML
3 16 (7.41%) React
4 14 (6.48%) Elastic Stack
5 13 (6.02%) CSS
6 11 (5.09%) gRPC
6 11 (5.09%) Swagger
6 11 (5.09%) Web Services
7 10 (4.63%) Node.js
7 10 (4.63%) Sass
8 9 (4.17%) TensorFlow
9 8 (3.70%) Jest
9 8 (3.70%) PyTorch
9 8 (3.70%) SOAP
10 7 (3.24%) Kafka
10 7 (3.24%) Spring
11 6 (2.78%) NgRx
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.09%) Algorithms
3 8 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 7 (3.24%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (2.78%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.85%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.39%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.39%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.93%) Acoustics
9 2 (0.93%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.93%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.93%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.93%) Replication
9 2 (0.93%) Robotics
10 1 (0.46%) CUDA
10 1 (0.46%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.46%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 57 (26.39%) Linux
2 30 (13.89%) Windows
3 23 (10.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (8.80%) Unix
5 16 (7.41%) CentOS
6 14 (6.48%) Windows Server
7 12 (5.56%) Windows 10
8 11 (5.09%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (3.70%) Android
10 3 (1.39%) SUSE
10 3 (1.39%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.93%) Solaris
12 1 (0.46%) AIX
12 1 (0.46%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.46%) HPUX
12 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.46%) Robot Operating System
12 1 (0.46%) SafeRTOS
12 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (25.46%) DevOps
2 51 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (13.43%) Data Science
4 28 (12.96%) ETL
5 24 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 24 (11.11%) Machine Learning
6 23 (10.65%) Test Automation
7 21 (9.72%) Microservices
8 20 (9.26%) Data Modelling
8 20 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (9.26%) Software Engineering
9 19 (8.80%) Analytics
9 19 (8.80%) Computer Science
9 19 (8.80%) Open Source
10 16 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (7.41%) Data Engineering
10 16 (7.41%) Mathematics
10 16 (7.41%) Migration
11 14 (6.48%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 73 (33.80%) SQL
2 56 (25.93%) Java
3 36 (16.67%) C#
4 33 (15.28%) Bash Shell
5 30 (13.89%) Perl
6 28 (12.96%) JavaScript
7 27 (12.50%) PowerShell
8 25 (11.57%) C++
9 23 (10.65%) PHP
10 22 (10.19%) C
11 21 (9.72%) Scala
12 15 (6.94%) Go
13 13 (6.02%) R
14 11 (5.09%) Ruby
15 8 (3.70%) Java 8
16 7 (3.24%) VB.NET
17 6 (2.78%) T-SQL
18 5 (2.31%) Shell Script
19 4 (1.85%) Kotlin
19 4 (1.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 43 (19.91%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.02%) Degree
4 7 (3.24%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.24%) PhD
5 6 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.85%) AWS Certification
7 4 (1.85%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (1.39%) CCNA
8 3 (1.39%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.39%) JNCIA
9 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.93%) CCNP
9 2 (0.93%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.93%) MCAD
9 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.93%) OCP
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.93%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.87%) QA
2 8 (3.70%) SLA
3 7 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.78%) NIST
5 3 (1.39%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.46%) FINREP
6 1 (0.46%) HL7
6 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (17.59%) Docker
2 27 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.56%) vSphere
4 8 (3.70%) HDFS
5 6 (2.78%) Active Directory
5 6 (2.78%) NFS
6 2 (0.93%) Firmware
6 2 (0.93%) GFS2
6 2 (0.93%) Samba
6 2 (0.93%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.46%) PowerDNS
7 1 (0.46%) RACF
7 1 (0.46%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 36 (16.67%) Kubernetes
2 30 (13.89%) Terraform
3 29 (13.43%) Ansible
4 22 (10.19%) Puppet
5 18 (8.33%) Prometheus
6 16 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (6.02%) Packer
8 12 (5.56%) Grafana
9 11 (5.09%) ZABBIX
10 6 (2.78%) HP ALM
10 6 (2.78%) HP Fortify
11 3 (1.39%) Foglight
11 3 (1.39%) Kibana
11 3 (1.39%) logstash
12 2 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
12 2 (0.93%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.93%) Nessus
12 2 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.93%) SELinux
12 2 (0.93%) vRealize
Vendors
1 29 (13.43%) VMware
2 20 (9.26%) Dell
3 19 (8.80%) Oracle
4 18 (8.33%) EMC
5 13 (6.02%) Microsoft
5 13 (6.02%) Tableau
6 12 (5.56%) Splunk
7 11 (5.09%) Atlassian
7 11 (5.09%) Red Hat
8 8 (3.70%) Cisco
8 8 (3.70%) Cloudera
8 8 (3.70%) HP
9 7 (3.24%) Databricks
9 7 (3.24%) Google
9 7 (3.24%) Sonatype
10 6 (2.78%) Black Duck
10 6 (2.78%) IBM
10 6 (2.78%) Micro Focus
10 6 (2.78%) NetApp
10 6 (2.78%) Qualys