Period
to 5 July 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 5 July 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 37 43
Rank change year-on-year +12 +6 +2
Contract jobs citing Python 393 786 864
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 6.42% 5.18% 5.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.77% 13.96% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 495 497
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £317 £330 £325
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £525 £534 £525
% change year-on-year -1.69% +1.71% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 41
Median hourly rate £39.77 £47.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.27% +23.38% -7.23%
10th Percentile £19.58 £40.38 £8.00
90th Percentile £49.35 £53.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +8.43% +1.22%

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 1,988 5,629 6,690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.49% 37.13% 38.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,254 3,526 4,055
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £311 £313 £308
90th Percentile £600 £588 £562
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 177 205
Median hourly rate £43.50 £47.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.45% +10.59% -
10th Percentile £25.63 £23.29 £18.30
90th Percentile £54.59 £57.50 £53.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.56
% change year-on-year -18.60% +3.48% +0.74%

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 5 July 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 5 July 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 5 July 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
Thames Valley +9 155 £450 - 71
Hampshire +7 123 £475 - 36
Berkshire +13 95 £475 +5.56% 24
Surrey +24 77 £463 -6.33% 23
Buckinghamshire +27 33 £438 -7.89% 7
Oxfordshire +3 27 £450 - 40
West Sussex +27 16 £525 +16.67% 14
Kent +34 9 £685 +82.67% 3
East Sussex -1 8 £463 -2.63% 6
Middlesex +14 3 £300 -33.33%
Isle of Wight - 1 £450 -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 125 (31.81%) SQL
2 116 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (29.01%) AWS
4 112 (28.50%) DevOps
5 105 (26.72%) Linux
6 100 (25.45%) Java
7 92 (23.41%) Azure
8 79 (20.10%) JavaScript
9 73 (18.58%) Git (software)
10 67 (17.05%) Ansible
11 60 (15.27%) Security Cleared
11 60 (15.27%) ETL
12 59 (15.01%) Analytical Skills
13 58 (14.76%) Test Automation
14 56 (14.25%) SC Cleared
15 55 (13.99%) Big Data
15 55 (13.99%) Jenkins
16 54 (13.74%) Windows
17 52 (13.23%) PowerShell
17 52 (13.23%) Software Engineering
17 52 (13.23%) Data Science
18 51 (12.98%) Continuous Integration
19 50 (12.72%) Terraform
20 49 (12.47%) Business Intelligence
21 46 (11.70%) Analytics
21 46 (11.70%) Docker
22 43 (10.94%) Machine Learning
23 42 (10.69%) Apache Spark
23 42 (10.69%) C#
24 40 (10.18%) Bash Shell

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 42 (10.69%) Apache Spark
2 17 (4.33%) Tomcat
3 12 (3.05%) SAS
4 11 (2.80%) Confluence
5 8 (2.04%) Apache
6 7 (1.78%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (1.53%) Apache Airflow
7 6 (1.53%) CMS
7 6 (1.53%) Jupyter
7 6 (1.53%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.27%) GeoServer
8 5 (1.27%) JBoss
8 5 (1.27%) nginx
9 4 (1.02%) ArcGIS
9 4 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.76%) GemFire
10 3 (0.76%) Tornado
10 3 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.51%) IIS
11 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (2.04%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (1.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.51%) FastStats
4 2 (0.51%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.51%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.51%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.51%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.51%) Shopify
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 114 (29.01%) AWS
2 92 (23.41%) Azure
3 35 (8.91%) Serverless
4 26 (6.62%) Power Platform
5 24 (6.11%) AWS Lambda
6 22 (5.60%) GCP
7 20 (5.09%) Amazon S3
7 20 (5.09%) GitHub
8 14 (3.56%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (2.80%) Amazon Kinesis
9 11 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (2.80%) Azure Data Factory
10 10 (2.54%) Amazon EMR
11 9 (2.29%) OpenShift
11 9 (2.29%) PaaS
12 8 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (2.04%) Amazon ELB
12 8 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (2.04%) IaaS
13 7 (1.78%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.62%) SNMP
2 13 (3.31%) Firewall
3 11 (2.80%) DNS
4 10 (2.54%) HTTP
4 10 (2.54%) VLAN
5 9 (2.29%) DSL
6 7 (1.78%) BGP
6 7 (1.78%) Reverse Proxy
7 6 (1.53%) DHCP
7 6 (1.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (1.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (1.53%) Internet
7 6 (1.53%) SSH
7 6 (1.53%) TACACS
8 5 (1.27%) Network Security
8 5 (1.27%) Skype
8 5 (1.27%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (1.02%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.02%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (13.99%) Big Data
2 28 (7.12%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (6.87%) Hadoop
4 26 (6.62%) Power BI
5 25 (6.36%) SQL Server
6 24 (6.11%) Relational Database
7 21 (5.34%) Data Lake
8 19 (4.83%) Data Mining
9 17 (4.33%) Amazon Redshift
10 15 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (3.31%) NoSQL
13 12 (3.05%) Apache Hive
14 10 (2.54%) Amazon Athena
14 10 (2.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 10 (2.54%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (2.54%) Impala
15 9 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (2.29%) MySQL
15 9 (2.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 73 (18.58%) Git (software)
2 55 (13.99%) Jenkins
3 26 (6.62%) JIRA
4 24 (6.11%) Selenium
5 16 (4.07%) Cucumber
6 15 (3.82%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (3.56%) Subversion
8 12 (3.05%) Maven
9 9 (2.29%) JUnit
9 9 (2.29%) SonarQube
10 8 (2.04%) GitLab
10 8 (2.04%) Gradle
10 8 (2.04%) JMeter
10 8 (2.04%) Vagrant
11 7 (1.78%) Ant
11 7 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (1.53%) Liquibase
13 5 (1.27%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.27%) Travis CI
13 5 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (6.11%) Finance
2 16 (4.07%) Banking
3 15 (3.82%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.56%) Marketing
5 13 (3.31%) Public Sector
6 6 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.27%) Automotive
7 5 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.02%) Electronics
8 4 (1.02%) Police
8 4 (1.02%) Retail
9 3 (0.76%) Games
10 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.51%) Legal
10 2 (0.51%) Social Science
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Local Government
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 88 (22.39%) Developer
2 46 (11.70%) Data Engineer
3 38 (9.67%) Python Developer
4 36 (9.16%) DevOps Engineer
5 29 (7.38%) AWS Engineer
6 28 (7.12%) Data Scientist
7 27 (6.87%) Analyst
7 27 (6.87%) Architect
8 25 (6.36%) Python Engineer
9 24 (6.11%) Software Engineer
10 17 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (4.07%) Consultant
12 15 (3.82%) Data Analyst
12 15 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (3.05%) Test Engineer
14 9 (2.29%) Automation Engineer
14 9 (2.29%) Azure Engineer
14 9 (2.29%) Designer
14 9 (2.29%) Platform Engineer
14 9 (2.29%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (9.41%) RESTful
2 32 (8.14%) Node.js
3 30 (7.63%) REST
3 30 (7.63%) Web Services
4 26 (6.62%) HTML
5 24 (6.11%) AngularJS
6 23 (5.85%) SOAP
7 20 (5.09%) React
8 19 (4.83%) Django
9 17 (4.33%) CSS
9 17 (4.33%) Middleware
10 16 (4.07%) XML
11 14 (3.56%) Pandas
11 14 (3.56%) Spring
11 14 (3.56%) Swagger
12 13 (3.31%) Flask
13 12 (3.05%) JSON
14 11 (2.80%) NumPy
15 10 (2.54%) Kafka
15 10 (2.54%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 59 (15.01%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.58%) Data Centre
3 15 (3.82%) Algorithms
4 10 (2.54%) Data Structures
4 10 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.04%) Acoustics
5 8 (2.04%) Mainframe
5 8 (2.04%) Private Cloud
5 8 (2.04%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.53%) Cloud Native
7 6 (1.53%) RSA SecurID
8 5 (1.27%) Replication
9 3 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (0.76%) Clustering
9 3 (0.76%) EMC VNX
9 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (0.76%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 105 (26.72%) Linux
2 54 (13.74%) Windows
3 35 (8.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (5.85%) Unix
5 15 (3.82%) CentOS
6 14 (3.56%) Windows Server
7 11 (2.80%) Ubuntu
8 9 (2.29%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (1.78%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.53%) Android
11 5 (1.27%) Debian
11 5 (1.27%) SUSE
12 4 (1.02%) AIX
12 4 (1.02%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.51%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.25%) FreeRTOS
14 1 (0.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (28.50%) DevOps
3 60 (15.27%) ETL
4 58 (14.76%) Test Automation
5 52 (13.23%) Data Science
5 52 (13.23%) Software Engineering
6 51 (12.98%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (12.47%) Business Intelligence
8 46 (11.70%) Analytics
9 43 (10.94%) Machine Learning
10 39 (9.92%) Data Modelling
10 39 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
11 37 (9.41%) Scrum
12 34 (8.65%) TDD
13 32 (8.14%) Migration
14 30 (7.63%) Visualisation
15 27 (6.87%) Computer Science
15 27 (6.87%) SDLC
16 25 (6.36%) Configuration Management
17 24 (6.11%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 125 (31.81%) SQL
2 100 (25.45%) Java
3 79 (20.10%) JavaScript
4 52 (13.23%) PowerShell
5 42 (10.69%) C#
6 40 (10.18%) Bash Shell
7 37 (9.41%) Perl
7 37 (9.41%) Scala
8 30 (7.63%) Shell Script
9 28 (7.12%) PHP
9 28 (7.12%) R
10 27 (6.87%) Ruby
11 23 (5.85%) Go
12 22 (5.60%) C
12 22 (5.60%) C++
13 13 (3.31%) Groovy
13 13 (3.31%) Korn
14 11 (2.80%) TypeScript
15 10 (2.54%) T-SQL
16 5 (1.27%) Rust
Qualifications
1 60 (15.27%) Security Cleared
2 56 (14.25%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.56%) Degree
4 9 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (2.29%) PhD
5 6 (1.53%) CCSA
5 6 (1.53%) CCSE
6 5 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.76%) CCIE
8 3 (0.76%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 3 (0.76%) CCNP
8 3 (0.76%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.76%) SANS
9 2 (0.51%) CCNA
9 2 (0.51%) OCP
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.82%) QA
2 4 (1.02%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.02%) GDPR
3 1 (0.25%) FINREP
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.25%) WAI
3 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 46 (11.70%) Docker
2 30 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.54%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.54%) HDFS
4 8 (2.04%) vSphere
5 6 (1.53%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.27%) KVM
6 5 (1.27%) RACF
7 4 (1.02%) NFS
8 3 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.76%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.51%) GFS2
9 2 (0.51%) Samba
9 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.25%) Firmware
10 1 (0.25%) PowerDNS
10 1 (0.25%) vCloud
10 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 67 (17.05%) Ansible
2 50 (12.72%) Terraform
3 37 (9.41%) Kubernetes
4 29 (7.38%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (5.60%) Puppet
6 13 (3.31%) ZABBIX
7 11 (2.80%) Amdocs OSS
7 11 (2.80%) Netcool
7 11 (2.80%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 10 (2.54%) Grafana
8 10 (2.54%) vRealize
9 8 (2.04%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 7 (1.78%) Packer
10 7 (1.78%) Prometheus
11 5 (1.27%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.76%) Avamar
12 3 (0.76%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.76%) Graylog
12 3 (0.76%) Salt
12 3 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 34 (8.65%) Oracle
2 33 (8.40%) VMware
3 27 (6.87%) Microsoft
4 24 (6.11%) Databricks
5 20 (5.09%) Cisco
5 20 (5.09%) Tableau
6 18 (4.58%) Red Hat
7 17 (4.33%) IBM
8 16 (4.07%) BMC
9 14 (3.56%) Google
10 12 (3.05%) SAP
10 12 (3.05%) Splunk
11 11 (2.80%) Cramer
11 11 (2.80%) F5
11 11 (2.80%) Remedy
11 11 (2.80%) ServiceNow
11 11 (2.80%) Siebel
11 11 (2.80%) xMatters
12 10 (2.54%) EMC
13 9 (2.29%) Dell