Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 48 51
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 +25
Contract jobs citing Python 769 620 676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.58% 3.96% 3.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.27% 11.75% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 396 449
South East median daily rate £475 £445 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +5.95% +23.99%
10th Percentile £325 £289 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £525 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +5.53% +4.74% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 19
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +4.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £8.00 £13.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.75 £51.55
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%

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 6,265 5,275 6,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 37.32% 33.68% 34.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,809 3,134 4,006
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +7.04%
10th Percentile £300 £282 £263
90th Percentile £566 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 186 242
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £18.57 £16.75 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £57.74 £50.93
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -2.44% +5.81% +10.71%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +14 331 £425 -11.46% 170
Surrey 0 242 £513 +22.46% 40
Berkshire +10 186 £425 -15.00% 82
Hampshire +2 99 £475 +25.00% 71
Buckinghamshire +14 79 £425 -13.27% 15
Oxfordshire +1 66 £450 -5.26% 73
West Sussex -20 45 £475 +1.60% 10
East Sussex +10 20 £500 +61.29% 22
Middlesex +2 16 £407 +17.97% 4
Kent +4 3 - - 4
Home Counties - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £275 -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 335 (43.56%) Linux
2 235 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
3 227 (29.52%) Java
4 210 (27.31%) DevOps
5 204 (26.53%) Jenkins
6 182 (23.67%) Git (software)
7 179 (23.28%) SQL
8 172 (22.37%) JavaScript
9 163 (21.20%) Oracle
10 156 (20.29%) Ansible
11 154 (20.03%) Amazon AWS
12 139 (18.08%) Continuous Integration
13 133 (17.30%) Bash Shell
14 124 (16.12%) Ruby
15 116 (15.08%) Docker
16 115 (14.95%) HTML
17 114 (14.82%) CSS
17 114 (14.82%) REST
18 109 (14.17%) Test Automation
19 107 (13.91%) Perl
20 106 (13.78%) Web Services
21 105 (13.65%) Relational Database
22 99 (12.87%) Unix
22 99 (12.87%) Windows
23 98 (12.74%) Analytics
24 96 (12.48%) Microsoft Azure
25 95 (12.35%) Software Engineering
26 92 (11.96%) Scrum
26 92 (11.96%) Puppet
27 89 (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 60 (7.80%) Apache
2 53 (6.89%) Apache Spark
3 33 (4.29%) Jupyter
4 31 (4.03%) Confluence
4 31 (4.03%) nginx
4 31 (4.03%) WebLogic
5 24 (3.12%) Tomcat
6 21 (2.73%) OpenStack
7 18 (2.34%) JBoss
8 15 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (1.82%) SAS
10 11 (1.43%) Apache Solr
10 11 (1.43%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.30%) Apache Pig
11 10 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.91%) ArcGIS
12 7 (0.91%) Jetty
13 6 (0.78%) IIS
14 4 (0.52%) Moodle
15 3 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 14 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.30%) HipChat
4 6 (0.78%) SPSS
5 4 (0.52%) Pipeline Pilot
6 2 (0.26%) Simulink
7 1 (0.13%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.13%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.13%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 154 (20.03%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (12.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (3.77%) GitHub
4 28 (3.64%) Serverless
5 25 (3.25%) AWS Lambda
6 24 (3.12%) Amazon EC2
6 24 (3.12%) AWS CloudFormation
6 24 (3.12%) OpenShift
7 18 (2.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 15 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
8 15 (1.95%) PaaS
9 14 (1.82%) Amazon S3
10 12 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.43%) IaaS
11 11 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (1.30%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (1.30%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
14 5 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 4 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.64%) TCP/IP
2 24 (3.12%) HTTP
3 22 (2.86%) WAN
4 21 (2.73%) Firewall
5 20 (2.60%) Internet
6 17 (2.21%) DNS
7 15 (1.95%) LAN
7 15 (1.95%) Network Security
8 14 (1.82%) SSL
9 9 (1.17%) DHCP
10 8 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 8 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (0.91%) VLAN
12 6 (0.78%) DOCSIS
12 6 (0.78%) MPLS
12 6 (0.78%) Software-Defined Networking
12 6 (0.78%) Wireless
13 5 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (0.65%) OSPF
13 5 (0.65%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (13.65%) Relational Database
2 73 (9.49%) Hadoop
3 67 (8.71%) Big Data
4 57 (7.41%) MongoDB
5 46 (5.98%) NoSQL
5 46 (5.98%) SQL Server
6 44 (5.72%) MySQL
7 40 (5.20%) Redis
8 38 (4.94%) Data Mining
8 38 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
9 32 (4.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 23 (2.99%) Power BI
11 22 (2.86%) Apache Hive
11 22 (2.86%) HBase
12 17 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (2.21%) Oracle Database
13 15 (1.95%) Data Lake
13 15 (1.95%) RDBMS
14 14 (1.82%) DB2
14 14 (1.82%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 204 (26.53%) Jenkins
2 182 (23.67%) Git (software)
3 76 (9.88%) JIRA
4 51 (6.63%) Selenium
5 31 (4.03%) Subversion
6 30 (3.90%) JUnit
7 28 (3.64%) Bitbucket
8 24 (3.12%) Cucumber
8 24 (3.12%) Vagrant
9 20 (2.60%) GitLab
10 18 (2.34%) Ant
11 17 (2.21%) TeamCity
12 16 (2.08%) Eclipse
12 16 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
14 12 (1.56%) SoapUI
15 10 (1.30%) Artifactory
15 10 (1.30%) Karma Test Runner
16 9 (1.17%) IntelliJ
16 9 (1.17%) Sublime Text
General
1 68 (8.84%) Finance
2 35 (4.55%) Games
3 25 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.86%) Banking
5 21 (2.73%) Publishing
6 9 (1.17%) Back Office
6 9 (1.17%) Retail
7 7 (0.91%) Marketing
7 7 (0.91%) Military
7 7 (0.91%) Spanish Language
8 6 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.65%) Electronics
10 4 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.52%) Legal
10 4 (0.52%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.26%) Advertising
11 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.26%) Law
11 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 259 (33.68%) Developer
2 122 (15.86%) Python Developer
3 104 (13.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 65 (8.45%) Django Developer
4 65 (8.45%) Python/Django Developer
5 63 (8.19%) Data Scientist
6 45 (5.85%) Software Engineer
7 43 (5.59%) AWS Engineer
8 37 (4.81%) Consultant
9 36 (4.68%) Analyst
9 36 (4.68%) AWS DevOps
10 31 (4.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 31 (4.03%) Java Developer
11 30 (3.90%) Architect
12 29 (3.77%) Python Engineer
13 28 (3.64%) Linux Engineer
14 23 (2.99%) Test Engineer
15 22 (2.86%) Java Engineer
15 22 (2.86%) Scala Developer
16 21 (2.73%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (14.95%) HTML
2 114 (14.82%) CSS
2 114 (14.82%) REST
3 106 (13.78%) Web Services
4 87 (11.31%) Django
5 69 (8.97%) Node.js
6 59 (7.67%) XML
7 57 (7.41%) NumPy
8 56 (7.28%) Pandas
9 49 (6.37%) JSON
10 42 (5.46%) SOAP
11 40 (5.20%) AngularJS
12 35 (4.55%) Kafka
13 31 (4.03%) Matplotlib
14 30 (3.90%) .NET
15 29 (3.77%) React
16 28 (3.64%) RESTful
17 26 (3.38%) D3.js
17 26 (3.38%) XSLT
18 25 (3.25%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
1 52 (6.76%) Computer Science
2 39 (5.07%) Algorithms
2 39 (5.07%) Self-Motivation
3 33 (4.29%) User Experience
4 30 (3.90%) Linux Command Line
5 18 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (1.82%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.56%) iPad
8 10 (1.30%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.30%) Data Structures
8 10 (1.30%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.17%) CMDB
10 8 (1.04%) Life Science
10 8 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
11 7 (0.91%) Credit Derivative
11 7 (0.91%) Equities
11 7 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (0.91%) Replication
12 6 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 335 (43.56%) Linux
2 99 (12.87%) Unix
2 99 (12.87%) Windows
3 50 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (4.42%) CentOS
5 31 (4.03%) Ubuntu
6 13 (1.69%) Debian
7 10 (1.30%) Windows Server
8 9 (1.17%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (0.91%) Android
9 7 (0.91%) Solaris
10 6 (0.78%) SUSE
11 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.52%) AIX
12 4 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.52%) VMS
13 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.26%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.26%) DC/OS
14 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (27.31%) DevOps
3 139 (18.08%) Continuous Integration
4 109 (14.17%) Test Automation
5 98 (12.74%) Analytics
6 95 (12.35%) Software Engineering
7 92 (11.96%) Scrum
8 88 (11.44%) Data Science
8 88 (11.44%) Web Development
9 85 (11.05%) Configuration Management
10 82 (10.66%) Open Source
11 66 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
12 63 (8.19%) Machine Learning
13 59 (7.67%) Visualisation
14 58 (7.54%) Workflow
15 55 (7.15%) TDD
16 53 (6.89%) OO
17 50 (6.50%) Data Analysis
18 48 (6.24%) Mathematics
19 44 (5.72%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 227 (29.52%) Java
2 179 (23.28%) SQL
3 172 (22.37%) JavaScript
4 133 (17.30%) Bash Shell
5 124 (16.12%) Ruby
6 107 (13.91%) Perl
7 89 (11.57%) C++
8 80 (10.40%) C#
9 77 (10.01%) R
10 70 (9.10%) C
11 67 (8.71%) Scala
12 47 (6.11%) PowerShell
13 44 (5.72%) PHP
14 39 (5.07%) Groovy
15 29 (3.77%) PL/SQL
15 29 (3.77%) Shell Script
16 19 (2.47%) T-SQL
17 15 (1.95%) Go
17 15 (1.95%) MATLAB
18 13 (1.69%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 87 (11.31%) Degree
2 74 (9.62%) Security Cleared
3 62 (8.06%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (2.21%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.17%) AWS Certification
8 8 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.91%) CCNP
9 7 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (0.65%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.52%) CCIE
12 3 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.39%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 3 (0.39%) ISEB
12 3 (0.39%) PhD
13 2 (0.26%) CCNA
13 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.20%) QA
2 7 (0.91%) GDPR
3 5 (0.65%) GCP
4 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.52%) IEC 62304
5 3 (0.39%) SLA
6 2 (0.26%) ISO 13485
6 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.13%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.13%) MISRA
7 1 (0.13%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 116 (15.08%) Docker
2 18 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.82%) Apache Flume
4 13 (1.69%) Active Directory
5 11 (1.43%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 8 (1.04%) vSphere
8 7 (0.91%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.39%) Firmware
9 3 (0.39%) vCloud
10 2 (0.26%) Corosync
10 2 (0.26%) HDFS
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.26%) Xen
11 1 (0.13%) KVM
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 156 (20.29%) Ansible
2 92 (11.96%) Puppet
3 68 (8.84%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (6.50%) Kubernetes
5 49 (6.37%) Terraform
6 20 (2.60%) Kibana
6 20 (2.60%) Packer
7 15 (1.95%) HP ALM
8 14 (1.82%) Salt
9 13 (1.69%) HAProxy
10 11 (1.43%) ArcSight ESM
11 10 (1.30%) Grafana
12 8 (1.04%) SCCM
13 7 (0.91%) logstash
14 6 (0.78%) Oozie
14 6 (0.78%) SCOM
14 6 (0.78%) SELinux
15 5 (0.65%) Perfmon
16 3 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
16 3 (0.39%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 163 (21.20%) Oracle
2 46 (5.98%) Red Hat
3 39 (5.07%) Tableau
4 38 (4.94%) Microsoft
5 36 (4.68%) VMware
6 30 (3.90%) Google
6 30 (3.90%) IBM
7 23 (2.99%) HP
8 22 (2.86%) Cisco
9 16 (2.08%) F5
9 16 (2.08%) Splunk
10 15 (1.95%) Atlassian
10 15 (1.95%) Cloudera
11 12 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (1.56%) ServiceNow
12 11 (1.43%) ArcSight
12 11 (1.43%) Intel
13 9 (1.17%) New Relic
14 8 (1.04%) Juniper
14 8 (1.04%) Talend