Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 45 46
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 +42
Contract jobs citing Python 876 688 750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.12% 4.33% 4.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.00% 12.57% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 467 466
South East median daily rate £475 £438 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +1.74% +14.67%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £586 £575 £544
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 12 21
South East median hourly rate £39.25 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.65% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £8.00 £14.58 £9.00
90th Percentile £49.63 £47.50 £45.00
England median hourly rate £41.88 £41.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +2.15% +7.89% -2.56%

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 6,740 5,473 6,509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.42% 34.44% 34.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,115 3,333 4,168
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £308 £290 £275
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 169 243
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.75 £16.10 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £61.85 £53.55
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.61% +10.00% +7.14%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +20 381 £425 -5.56% 217
Surrey -9 245 £513 +20.59% 61
Berkshire +27 223 £425 -8.11% 87
Hampshire +4 118 £476 +18.73% 51
Buckinghamshire +28 87 £440 +10.00% 32
Oxfordshire -3 70 £450 -5.26% 98
West Sussex -19 42 £475 +1.60% 14
East Sussex +21 40 £500 +11.11% 16
Middlesex +9 27 £423 -15.50% 3
Kent +16 10 £525 +23.53% 9
Sussex - 2 £525 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 406 (46.35%) Linux
2 286 (32.65%) Java
3 259 (29.57%) Jenkins
4 249 (28.42%) DevOps
5 248 (28.31%) Agile Software Development
6 239 (27.28%) Git (software)
7 229 (26.14%) JavaScript
8 189 (21.58%) Amazon AWS
9 182 (20.78%) SQL
10 177 (20.21%) Ansible
11 167 (19.06%) Bash Shell
12 164 (18.72%) Continuous Integration
13 160 (18.26%) Oracle
14 151 (17.24%) Docker
15 143 (16.32%) Web Services
16 139 (15.87%) Ruby
17 138 (15.75%) HTML
18 133 (15.18%) CSS
19 130 (14.84%) Windows
20 129 (14.73%) REST
21 126 (14.38%) Analytics
22 123 (14.04%) Relational Database
23 118 (13.47%) Microsoft Azure
24 115 (13.13%) Puppet
24 115 (13.13%) Software Engineering
25 113 (12.90%) Degree
25 113 (12.90%) Unix
26 111 (12.67%) Django
27 108 (12.33%) Test Automation
28 107 (12.21%) JIRA

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 56 (6.39%) Apache Spark
2 54 (6.16%) Apache
3 43 (4.91%) Tomcat
4 41 (4.68%) Confluence
5 30 (3.42%) OpenStack
6 27 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
7 26 (2.97%) WebLogic
8 22 (2.51%) Jupyter
9 21 (2.40%) nginx
10 19 (2.17%) JBoss
10 19 (2.17%) SAS
11 17 (1.94%) Apache Solr
12 11 (1.26%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 6 (0.68%) Apache Pig
15 6 (0.68%) IIS
16 5 (0.57%) ArcGIS
16 5 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.57%) lighttpd
Applications
1 11 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.14%) HipChat
3 6 (0.68%) Chatbot
3 6 (0.68%) Simulink
4 5 (0.57%) SPSS
5 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) RMDS
2 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 189 (21.58%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (13.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (5.59%) Serverless
4 40 (4.57%) AWS Lambda
5 33 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (3.20%) OpenShift
7 27 (3.08%) AWS CloudFormation
8 26 (2.97%) PaaS
9 22 (2.51%) Amazon S3
10 20 (2.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 20 (2.28%) Azure Machine Learning
10 20 (2.28%) GitHub
10 20 (2.28%) Google Cloud Platform
11 18 (2.05%) SaaS
12 13 (1.48%) IaaS
13 12 (1.37%) Google Analytics
14 11 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
14 11 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
16 9 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.02%) TCP/IP
2 36 (4.11%) HTTP
3 25 (2.85%) Firewall
4 23 (2.63%) WAN
5 20 (2.28%) SSL
6 16 (1.83%) Internet
6 16 (1.83%) LAN
7 15 (1.71%) DNS
8 14 (1.60%) MPLS
9 13 (1.48%) BGP
10 12 (1.37%) Network Security
11 11 (1.26%) SNMP
12 10 (1.14%) OSPF
13 8 (0.91%) DVB
14 7 (0.80%) DOCSIS
15 6 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 6 (0.68%) Kerberos
16 5 (0.57%) DHCP
16 5 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 5 (0.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (14.04%) Relational Database
2 102 (11.64%) Big Data
3 91 (10.39%) MongoDB
4 83 (9.47%) NoSQL
5 78 (8.90%) Hadoop
6 74 (8.45%) MySQL
7 65 (7.42%) Redis
8 64 (7.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 64 (7.31%) SQL Server
9 63 (7.19%) PostgreSQL
10 37 (4.22%) Power BI
11 25 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (2.74%) Data Lake
13 23 (2.63%) HBase
14 20 (2.28%) Apache Hive
14 20 (2.28%) Data Mining
15 17 (1.94%) DB2
15 17 (1.94%) Geospatial Data
15 17 (1.94%) RDBMS
16 14 (1.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 259 (29.57%) Jenkins
2 239 (27.28%) Git (software)
3 107 (12.21%) JIRA
4 58 (6.62%) Selenium
5 43 (4.91%) Subversion
6 36 (4.11%) Cucumber
7 25 (2.85%) Vagrant
8 23 (2.63%) Bitbucket
9 21 (2.40%) GitLab
9 21 (2.40%) JUnit
10 20 (2.28%) Sonatype Nexus
11 19 (2.17%) Ant
11 19 (2.17%) Eclipse
12 16 (1.83%) TeamCity
13 14 (1.60%) Artifactory
13 14 (1.60%) SoapUI
14 12 (1.37%) IntelliJ
14 12 (1.37%) LoadRunner
14 12 (1.37%) Zephyr
15 11 (1.26%) Maven
General
1 74 (8.45%) Finance
2 37 (4.22%) Telecoms
3 26 (2.97%) Games
4 16 (1.83%) Marketing
5 12 (1.37%) Banking
6 10 (1.14%) Retail
7 9 (1.03%) Back Office
7 9 (1.03%) Publishing
8 8 (0.91%) Electronics
8 8 (0.91%) Mandarin Language
8 8 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.91%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.68%) Automotive
9 6 (0.68%) Law
9 6 (0.68%) Military
10 4 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.34%) Advertising
11 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.11%) French Language
12 1 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 296 (33.79%) Developer
2 133 (15.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 130 (14.84%) Python Developer
4 91 (10.39%) Django Developer
5 78 (8.90%) Python/Django Developer
6 72 (8.22%) Software Engineer
7 56 (6.39%) AWS Engineer
8 51 (5.82%) Data Scientist
9 48 (5.48%) Analyst
10 43 (4.91%) AWS DevOps
11 39 (4.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 39 (4.45%) Java Developer
12 38 (4.34%) Consultant
13 36 (4.11%) Python Engineer
14 32 (3.65%) Architect
15 31 (3.54%) Java Engineer
16 30 (3.42%) Linux Engineer
17 26 (2.97%) Cloud Engineer
18 23 (2.63%) Senior Developer
19 20 (2.28%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (16.32%) Web Services
2 138 (15.75%) HTML
3 133 (15.18%) CSS
4 129 (14.73%) REST
5 111 (12.67%) Django
6 95 (10.84%) Node.js
7 66 (7.53%) JSON
8 61 (6.96%) XML
9 56 (6.39%) SOAP
10 48 (5.48%) Kafka
11 42 (4.79%) AngularJS
12 37 (4.22%) Pandas
13 36 (4.11%) RESTful
14 35 (4.00%) .NET
15 33 (3.77%) React
16 32 (3.65%) Middleware
17 29 (3.31%) HTML5
17 29 (3.31%) NumPy
18 26 (2.97%) LAPP Stack
18 26 (2.97%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (8.45%) Computer Science
2 53 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (5.14%) Algorithms
4 40 (4.57%) Linux Command Line
5 32 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (3.20%) User Experience
7 17 (1.94%) Mobile App
8 16 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
9 15 (1.71%) Data Centre
10 12 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
11 10 (1.14%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.03%) iPad
12 9 (1.03%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.91%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.80%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.80%) Replication
14 7 (0.80%) STB
15 5 (0.57%) Device Driver
15 5 (0.57%) MPEG
15 5 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 406 (46.35%) Linux
2 130 (14.84%) Windows
3 113 (12.90%) Unix
4 51 (5.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (4.68%) CentOS
6 35 (4.00%) Ubuntu
7 15 (1.71%) Windows Server
8 11 (1.26%) Solaris
9 10 (1.14%) Android
9 10 (1.14%) VMS
10 9 (1.03%) Debian
11 7 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (0.57%) FreeBSD
12 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.34%) AIX
14 3 (0.34%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.34%) DC/OS
14 3 (0.34%) SUSE
14 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (28.42%) DevOps
2 248 (28.31%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (18.72%) Continuous Integration
4 126 (14.38%) Analytics
5 115 (13.13%) Software Engineering
6 108 (12.33%) Test Automation
7 103 (11.76%) Open Source
8 102 (11.64%) Configuration Management
9 92 (10.50%) Web Development
10 85 (9.70%) Machine Learning
11 82 (9.36%) Data Science
12 74 (8.45%) Workflow
13 68 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
14 66 (7.53%) Scrum
15 56 (6.39%) TDD
16 55 (6.28%) Mathematics
17 52 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
17 52 (5.94%) Visualisation
18 47 (5.37%) Artificial Intelligence
19 45 (5.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 286 (32.65%) Java
2 229 (26.14%) JavaScript
3 182 (20.78%) SQL
4 167 (19.06%) Bash Shell
5 139 (15.87%) Ruby
6 103 (11.76%) Perl
7 102 (11.64%) C#
8 90 (10.27%) C
9 87 (9.93%) C++
10 75 (8.56%) R
11 64 (7.31%) Scala
12 52 (5.94%) PowerShell
13 44 (5.02%) Groovy
14 43 (4.91%) PHP
15 31 (3.54%) Go
16 26 (2.97%) Shell Script
17 19 (2.17%) MATLAB
18 16 (1.83%) PL/SQL
19 14 (1.60%) Korn
19 14 (1.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 113 (12.90%) Degree
2 85 (9.70%) Security Cleared
3 73 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.26%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.14%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.03%) Master's Degree
8 8 (0.91%) AWS Certification
8 8 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.57%) PhD
12 4 (0.46%) CCNP
13 3 (0.34%) CCNA
13 3 (0.34%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.34%) ISEB
13 3 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 1 (0.11%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.68%) QA
2 17 (1.94%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.48%) GCP
4 12 (1.37%) GDPR
5 7 (0.80%) SLA
6 5 (0.57%) MISRA
6 5 (0.57%) MISRA C
7 4 (0.46%) IEC 62304
8 3 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.23%) ISO 13485
9 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.11%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 151 (17.24%) Docker
2 29 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.51%) Apache Flume
4 17 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (1.83%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.26%) Active Directory
7 10 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 10 (1.14%) vSphere
8 9 (1.03%) HDFS
9 8 (0.91%) KVM
10 7 (0.80%) Firmware
10 7 (0.80%) VMware NSX
11 6 (0.68%) Xen
12 5 (0.57%) Postfix
12 5 (0.57%) Varnish
13 4 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.23%) Corosync
15 2 (0.23%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 177 (20.21%) Ansible
2 115 (13.13%) Puppet
3 82 (9.36%) Opscode Chef
4 76 (8.68%) Kubernetes
5 62 (7.08%) Terraform
6 33 (3.77%) Kibana
7 24 (2.74%) Packer
7 24 (2.74%) Salt
8 20 (2.28%) Grafana
9 19 (2.17%) Nagios
10 12 (1.37%) SCCM
11 10 (1.14%) HP ALM
11 10 (1.14%) Mesos
11 10 (1.14%) SCOM
12 8 (0.91%) ArcSight ESM
12 8 (0.91%) logstash
13 7 (0.80%) vCenter Server
14 6 (0.68%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
14 6 (0.68%) CSIRT
14 6 (0.68%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 160 (18.26%) Oracle
2 61 (6.96%) Red Hat
3 47 (5.37%) Microsoft
4 45 (5.14%) VMware
5 43 (4.91%) Google
6 32 (3.65%) Tableau
7 30 (3.42%) IBM
8 29 (3.31%) Splunk
9 26 (2.97%) Cisco
10 24 (2.74%) Cloudera
11 18 (2.05%) Atlassian
12 16 (1.83%) HP
13 13 (1.48%) Juniper
13 13 (1.48%) Vertica
14 12 (1.37%) New Relic
14 12 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (1.14%) Adobe
15 10 (1.14%) Talend
16 8 (0.91%) PagerDuty
16 8 (0.91%) SaltStack