Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 2021 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 31 25 41
Rank change year-on-year -6 +16 +13
Contract jobs citing Python 245 768 800
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 5.78% 6.55% 5.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.92% 18.68% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 521 464
Median daily rate £425 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +2.26% -2.21%
10th Percentile £315 £355 £320
90th Percentile £559 £625 £613
England median daily rate £523 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -0.48% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 26
Median hourly rate £34.38 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.06% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £29.50 £18.25 £38.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £45.75 £50.63
England median hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -27.78% +5.88% +6.25%

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 1,295 4,111 6,528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.56% 35.05% 40.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 2,601 4,252
Median daily rate £433 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.89% +2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £285 £313 £313
90th Percentile £576 £588 £575
England median daily rate £482 £485 £475
% change year-on-year -0.57% +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 134 141
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £18.25 £26.65
90th Percentile £59.25 £73.75 £51.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%

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 17 January 2021.

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 17 January 2021.

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 17 January 2021. 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 +3 103 £425 -5.56% 126
Berkshire +13 76 £470 -1.16% 62
Hampshire -17 63 £425 -15.00% 31
Surrey +7 54 £425 -15.00% 26
Oxfordshire -4 14 £425 -5.56% 56
Buckinghamshire -1 13 £325 -23.53% 8
West Sussex -5 9 £513 +7.89% 12
East Sussex +11 6 £463 +8.82% 8
Kent +25 3 £413 -25.00% 13
Python
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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 70 (28.57%) DevOps
2 68 (27.76%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (24.49%) Linux
4 58 (23.67%) AWS
5 56 (22.86%) SQL
6 52 (21.22%) Bash Shell
7 51 (20.82%) Java
8 50 (20.41%) C#
8 50 (20.41%) Kubernetes
9 47 (19.18%) PowerShell
10 45 (18.37%) Ansible
11 44 (17.96%) Docker
12 43 (17.55%) Azure
13 42 (17.14%) Windows
14 41 (16.73%) Terraform
15 39 (15.92%) C++
16 37 (15.10%) Git (software)
17 33 (13.47%) Security Cleared
17 33 (13.47%) JIRA
17 33 (13.47%) C
18 32 (13.06%) Perl
19 31 (12.65%) VMware
20 30 (12.24%) JavaScript
20 30 (12.24%) Serverless
21 28 (11.43%) Puppet
22 27 (11.02%) .NET
23 26 (10.61%) Machine Learning
24 25 (10.20%) Jenkins
24 25 (10.20%) SC Cleared
24 25 (10.20%) Microservices

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 18 (7.35%) Apache Spark
1 18 (7.35%) Confluence
2 17 (6.94%) Apache
3 10 (4.08%) nginx
4 6 (2.45%) ArcGIS
5 5 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.22%) JBoss
6 3 (1.22%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.82%) DNN
7 2 (0.82%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.41%) IIS
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.22%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.82%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Magento
1 3 (1.22%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.82%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 58 (23.67%) AWS
2 43 (17.55%) Azure
3 30 (12.24%) Serverless
4 23 (9.39%) AWS Lambda
5 21 (8.57%) GitHub
6 13 (5.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 13 (5.31%) Amazon S3
7 11 (4.49%) GCP
8 10 (4.08%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (4.08%) SaaS
9 9 (3.67%) Amazon EKS
10 8 (3.27%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (3.27%) Amazon Kinesis
10 8 (3.27%) Azure Data Factory
10 8 (3.27%) Power Platform
11 7 (2.86%) Amazon ECS
12 4 (1.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.63%) CloudFront
13 3 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.53%) Firewall
2 13 (5.31%) DNS
3 7 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
3 7 (2.86%) HTTP
3 7 (2.86%) iSCSI
3 7 (2.86%) Reverse Proxy
3 7 (2.86%) SNMP
3 7 (2.86%) VLAN
4 4 (1.63%) DHCP
4 4 (1.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (1.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (1.63%) LAN
4 4 (1.63%) SSL
4 4 (1.63%) Wireless
5 3 (1.22%) RS-232
5 3 (1.22%) RS-485
5 3 (1.22%) SMTP
5 3 (1.22%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (1.22%) SSH
5 3 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 13 (5.31%) Big Data
4 12 (4.90%) MySQL
5 11 (4.49%) Hadoop
5 11 (4.49%) Tableau
6 10 (4.08%) Apache Hive
7 9 (3.67%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.27%) Data Lake
8 8 (3.27%) Impala
8 8 (3.27%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.86%) MongoDB
10 6 (2.45%) Power BI
11 5 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (2.04%) GIS
11 5 (2.04%) Redis
12 2 (0.82%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (15.10%) Git (software)
2 33 (13.47%) JIRA
3 25 (10.20%) Jenkins
4 24 (9.80%) GitLab
5 22 (8.98%) Selenium
6 8 (3.27%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (2.86%) Gradle
8 6 (2.45%) Subversion
9 5 (2.04%) Bitbucket
9 5 (2.04%) CMake
9 5 (2.04%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (1.63%) JMeter
10 4 (1.63%) SonarQube
11 3 (1.22%) Locust
11 3 (1.22%) Terragrunt
12 2 (0.82%) CircleCI
12 2 (0.82%) Hudson
12 2 (0.82%) JUnit
General
1 17 (6.94%) Telecoms
2 16 (6.53%) Finance
3 9 (3.67%) Public Sector
4 8 (3.27%) Banking
4 8 (3.27%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.86%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.04%) Electronics
6 5 (2.04%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.04%) Marketing
6 5 (2.04%) Publishing
7 4 (1.63%) Law
8 3 (1.22%) Retail
9 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Advertising
10 1 (0.41%) Billing
10 1 (0.41%) Front Office
10 1 (0.41%) Games
10 1 (0.41%) Legal
10 1 (0.41%) Local Government
10 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 54 (22.04%) Developer
2 38 (15.51%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (7.76%) AWS Engineer
4 17 (6.94%) Security Engineer
5 15 (6.12%) Python Developer
6 14 (5.71%) Data Engineer
6 14 (5.71%) Test Engineer
7 13 (5.31%) Consultant
8 12 (4.90%) Data Scientist
9 11 (4.49%) Analyst
10 10 (4.08%) Performance Engineer
11 9 (3.67%) AWS DevOps
11 9 (3.67%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (3.67%) Python Engineer
12 8 (3.27%) AWS Developer
12 8 (3.27%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 8 (3.27%) Linux Engineer
12 8 (3.27%) Network Engineer
13 7 (2.86%) Azure Engineer
14 6 (2.45%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.02%) .NET
2 23 (9.39%) RESTful
3 19 (7.76%) REST
4 18 (7.35%) React
5 17 (6.94%) CSS
6 16 (6.53%) HTML
7 15 (6.12%) Node.js
8 13 (5.31%) AngularJS
9 12 (4.90%) Elastic Stack
10 11 (4.49%) Web Services
11 10 (4.08%) gRPC
11 10 (4.08%) Swagger
12 7 (2.86%) Kafka
12 7 (2.86%) Sass
12 7 (2.86%) XML
13 6 (2.45%) .NET Core
13 6 (2.45%) Lambda Expressions
13 6 (2.45%) TensorFlow
14 5 (2.04%) JSON
14 5 (2.04%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.35%) Algorithms
2 16 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.08%) Public Cloud
4 9 (3.67%) Data Structures
5 8 (3.27%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.45%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.63%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.22%) CUDA
8 3 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.22%) SCADA
8 3 (1.22%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.82%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.82%) Robotics
9 2 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (24.49%) Linux
2 42 (17.14%) Windows
3 18 (7.35%) CentOS
4 17 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (6.94%) Unix
5 12 (4.90%) Android
6 11 (4.49%) Windows Server
7 8 (3.27%) Windows 10
8 7 (2.86%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (2.45%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.04%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.41%) MVS
12 1 (0.41%) OpenWrt
12 1 (0.41%) Robot Operating System
12 1 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (28.57%) DevOps
2 68 (27.76%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (10.61%) Machine Learning
4 25 (10.20%) Microservices
5 23 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (9.39%) Open Source
6 22 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (8.57%) Data Science
8 20 (8.16%) Software Engineering
9 19 (7.76%) Scrum
9 19 (7.76%) Test Automation
10 18 (7.35%) Migration
10 18 (7.35%) Security Testing
11 17 (6.94%) Analytics
12 16 (6.53%) Configuration Management
12 16 (6.53%) Infrastructure as Code
13 15 (6.12%) Computer Science
13 15 (6.12%) Security Architecture
14 14 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
14 14 (5.71%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 56 (22.86%) SQL
2 52 (21.22%) Bash Shell
3 51 (20.82%) Java
4 50 (20.41%) C#
5 47 (19.18%) PowerShell
6 39 (15.92%) C++
7 33 (13.47%) C
8 32 (13.06%) Perl
9 30 (12.24%) JavaScript
10 23 (9.39%) PHP
11 15 (6.12%) Go
12 12 (4.90%) VB.NET
13 11 (4.49%) Ruby
13 11 (4.49%) Scala
14 10 (4.08%) R
15 9 (3.67%) Java 8
16 8 (3.27%) TypeScript
17 7 (2.86%) Shell Script
18 3 (1.22%) Groovy
18 3 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (13.47%) Security Cleared
2 25 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 20 (8.16%) Degree
4 12 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (3.27%) CCNA
6 7 (2.86%) AWS Certification
6 7 (2.86%) PhD
7 6 (2.45%) CCNP
7 6 (2.45%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (2.04%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.63%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.63%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.22%) CCIE
10 3 (1.22%) CCSA
10 3 (1.22%) CCSE
11 2 (0.82%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.82%) MCAD
11 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.82%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.94%) QA
2 12 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (4.90%) SLA
3 11 (4.49%) NIST
4 5 (2.04%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.41%) GDPR
6 1 (0.41%) HL7
6 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (17.96%) Docker
2 23 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.86%) NFS
3 7 (2.86%) vSphere
4 4 (1.63%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.63%) Firmware
5 3 (1.22%) HDFS
6 2 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 50 (20.41%) Kubernetes
2 45 (18.37%) Ansible
3 41 (16.73%) Terraform
4 28 (11.43%) Puppet
5 15 (6.12%) Prometheus
6 13 (5.31%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (4.90%) Packer
8 11 (4.49%) HP ALM
8 11 (4.49%) HP Fortify
9 10 (4.08%) Grafana
10 7 (2.86%) ZABBIX
11 5 (2.04%) Foglight
12 4 (1.63%) Kibana
13 3 (1.22%) HAProxy
13 3 (1.22%) WSUS
14 2 (0.82%) logstash
14 2 (0.82%) Sysdig
15 1 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
15 1 (0.41%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 31 (12.65%) VMware
2 18 (7.35%) Dell
3 16 (6.53%) Cisco
3 16 (6.53%) EMC
4 12 (4.90%) Sonatype
5 11 (4.49%) Black Duck
5 11 (4.49%) HP
5 11 (4.49%) Micro Focus
5 11 (4.49%) Qualys
6 10 (4.08%) Juniper
7 9 (3.67%) Microsoft
8 8 (3.27%) ArcSight
8 8 (3.27%) Oracle
9 7 (2.86%) Atlassian
9 7 (2.86%) IBM
9 7 (2.86%) NetApp
9 7 (2.86%) Splunk
10 6 (2.45%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.45%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.04%) Databricks