Period
to 17 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 41 54
Rank change year-on-year +9 +13 -7
Contract jobs citing Python 827 860 650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.97% 5.22% 4.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.45% 12.92% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 488 432
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £613 £625 £600
England median daily rate £540 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 14
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £44.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.66% +6.30%
10th Percentile £24.00 £15.20 £17.45
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £46.00 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +8.24% +4.94% +3.18%

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 5,026 6,656 5,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.27% 40.41% 35.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,095 4,242 3,563
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £312 £290
90th Percentile £588 £575 £544
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 197 173
South East median hourly rate £45.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £22.08 £21.65 £17.00
90th Percentile £72.50 £52.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £44.51 £42.27 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.30% +5.66% +6.67%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +2 330 £475 +5.56% 230
Hampshire +33 249 £490 -2.00% 75
Berkshire -1 203 £479 +6.50% 97
Surrey +9 166 £500 - 46
Oxfordshire +23 85 £450 - 103
Buckinghamshire -13 42 £425 +4.94% 30
West Sussex +29 41 £450 -16.57% 16
East Sussex -10 28 £400 -20.00% 18
Kent +1 4 £550 +4.76% 20
Sussex -2 3 £481 -8.33%
Middlesex -9 3 - - 2
Python
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 293 (35.43%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (30.47%) Linux
3 251 (30.35%) DevOps
4 227 (27.45%) SQL
5 216 (26.12%) Java
6 212 (25.63%) Azure
7 207 (25.03%) AWS
8 168 (20.31%) Git (software)
9 143 (17.29%) Software Engineering
10 137 (16.57%) Docker
11 135 (16.32%) Jenkins
12 130 (15.72%) Bash Shell
13 129 (15.60%) Test Automation
13 129 (15.60%) Security Cleared
14 120 (14.51%) Ansible
15 114 (13.78%) JavaScript
16 110 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
16 110 (13.30%) Analytics
17 107 (12.94%) C++
18 102 (12.33%) Data Science
19 96 (11.61%) SC Cleared
19 96 (11.61%) Kubernetes
20 95 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
21 92 (11.12%) Windows
22 91 (11.00%) Computer Science
23 90 (10.88%) Degree
23 90 (10.88%) C#
24 88 (10.64%) Configuration Management
25 85 (10.28%) Microsoft
25 85 (10.28%) TDD

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 73 (8.83%) Apache Spark
2 56 (6.77%) Apache
3 29 (3.51%) Confluence
4 23 (2.78%) Tomcat
5 22 (2.66%) Jupyter
6 19 (2.30%) nginx
7 15 (1.81%) Cloud Foundry
8 12 (1.45%) OpenStack
8 12 (1.45%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.33%) Apache Airflow
9 11 (1.33%) SAS
10 10 (1.21%) JBoss
11 7 (0.85%) GeoServer
11 7 (0.85%) IIS
12 6 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.73%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.60%) Apache Pig
13 5 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.48%) ColdFusion
14 4 (0.48%) GemFire
Applications
1 21 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.21%) SPSS
4 3 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 13 (1.57%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 8 (0.97%) Sonata
3 5 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.36%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.12%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 212 (25.63%) Azure
2 207 (25.03%) AWS
3 71 (8.59%) GCP
4 66 (7.98%) PaaS
5 56 (6.77%) Serverless
6 55 (6.65%) GitHub
7 51 (6.17%) AWS Lambda
8 48 (5.80%) Power Platform
9 42 (5.08%) AWS CloudFormation
10 33 (3.99%) IaaS
11 28 (3.39%) Azure Data Factory
11 28 (3.39%) OpenShift
12 27 (3.26%) SaaS
13 22 (2.66%) Amazon S3
14 21 (2.54%) Azure Machine Learning
15 19 (2.30%) Amazon Kinesis
16 18 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
17 16 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
18 13 (1.57%) Office 365
19 10 (1.21%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.75%) HTTP
2 30 (3.63%) DNS
3 22 (2.66%) Firewall
4 17 (2.06%) TCP/IP
5 14 (1.69%) HTTPS
5 14 (1.69%) SMTP
5 14 (1.69%) SSL
6 10 (1.21%) Wireshark
7 9 (1.09%) Internet
8 8 (0.97%) DSL
8 8 (0.97%) Ethernet
8 8 (0.97%) WAN
9 7 (0.85%) BGP
9 7 (0.85%) DVB
9 7 (0.85%) FTP
9 7 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (0.85%) Network Security
9 7 (0.85%) VoIP
10 6 (0.73%) SNMP
10 6 (0.73%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (9.07%) Big Data
2 73 (8.83%) SQL Server
3 58 (7.01%) Hadoop
4 52 (6.29%) NoSQL
5 48 (5.80%) Power BI
6 43 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
6 43 (5.20%) PostgreSQL
6 43 (5.20%) Relational Database
7 41 (4.96%) MySQL
8 37 (4.47%) MongoDB
9 36 (4.35%) Data Lake
10 30 (3.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 26 (3.14%) GIS
12 25 (3.02%) Apache Hive
12 25 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 23 (2.78%) Geospatial Data
14 22 (2.66%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 22 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (2.42%) HDInsight
16 18 (2.18%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 168 (20.31%) Git (software)
2 135 (16.32%) Jenkins
3 70 (8.46%) JIRA
4 65 (7.86%) Selenium
5 49 (5.93%) Cucumber
6 40 (4.84%) TeamCity
7 37 (4.47%) Visual Studio Team System
8 35 (4.23%) Subversion
9 25 (3.02%) Ant
10 24 (2.90%) Bitbucket
11 22 (2.66%) Maven
12 18 (2.18%) ClearCase
13 17 (2.06%) JUnit
13 17 (2.06%) Visual Studio
13 17 (2.06%) WebDriver
14 16 (1.93%) GitLab
14 16 (1.93%) Gradle
14 16 (1.93%) Karma Test Runner
14 16 (1.93%) SonarQube
14 16 (1.93%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 74 (8.95%) Finance
2 35 (4.23%) Telecoms
3 32 (3.87%) Banking
4 24 (2.90%) Public Sector
5 17 (2.06%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.21%) Games
6 10 (1.21%) Legal
6 10 (1.21%) Marketing
6 10 (1.21%) Retail
7 9 (1.09%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.09%) Military
8 8 (0.97%) Electronics
8 8 (0.97%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.73%) German Language
9 6 (0.73%) Law
10 5 (0.60%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.60%) French Language
10 5 (0.60%) Publishing
11 4 (0.48%) Local Government
11 4 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 234 (28.30%) Developer
2 107 (12.94%) Python Developer
3 76 (9.19%) Software Engineer
4 74 (8.95%) DevOps Engineer
5 62 (7.50%) Analyst
6 58 (7.01%) Data Engineer
7 56 (6.77%) Data Scientist
8 49 (5.93%) Python Engineer
9 36 (4.35%) Consultant
9 36 (4.35%) Java Developer
10 34 (4.11%) Cloud Engineer
11 33 (3.99%) AWS Engineer
11 33 (3.99%) Test Engineer
12 27 (3.26%) Architect
12 27 (3.26%) Azure Engineer
12 27 (3.26%) Software Developer
13 23 (2.78%) Tester
14 20 (2.42%) AWS Developer
15 19 (2.30%) Administrator
16 18 (2.18%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (9.31%) Node.js
2 62 (7.50%) Web Services
3 58 (7.01%) HTML
4 56 (6.77%) AngularJS
5 47 (5.68%) CSS
6 46 (5.56%) .NET
7 37 (4.47%) Kafka
8 36 (4.35%) Pandas
8 36 (4.35%) Spring
9 33 (3.99%) NumPy
9 33 (3.99%) RabbitMQ
10 31 (3.75%) PySpark
11 30 (3.63%) REST
12 29 (3.51%) Django
13 25 (3.02%) RESTful
14 24 (2.90%) HTML5
15 22 (2.66%) Middleware
16 20 (2.42%) JMS
16 20 (2.42%) SOAP
16 20 (2.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 95 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (5.44%) Algorithms
3 36 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
4 30 (3.63%) Public Cloud
5 19 (2.30%) Cloud Native
5 19 (2.30%) Data Centre
6 17 (2.06%) Life Science
7 15 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.81%) Smart City
8 14 (1.69%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 11 (1.33%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.21%) Clustering
11 10 (1.21%) Cyber Defence
11 10 (1.21%) Derivative
11 10 (1.21%) Private Cloud
12 9 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
12 9 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (1.09%) Lidar
12 9 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 252 (30.47%) Linux
2 92 (11.12%) Windows
3 81 (9.79%) Unix
4 46 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.33%) Ubuntu
7 9 (1.09%) Android
7 9 (1.09%) Windows Server
8 8 (0.97%) CentOS
8 8 (0.97%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.73%) VMS
9 6 (0.73%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.36%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.24%) AIX
11 2 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.24%) Solaris
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.12%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.12%) Debian
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (35.43%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (30.35%) DevOps
3 143 (17.29%) Software Engineering
4 129 (15.60%) Test Automation
5 110 (13.30%) Analytics
5 110 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
6 102 (12.33%) Data Science
7 91 (11.00%) Computer Science
8 88 (10.64%) Configuration Management
9 85 (10.28%) TDD
10 76 (9.19%) Machine Learning
11 73 (8.83%) Problem-Solving
12 66 (7.98%) Scrum
12 66 (7.98%) Visualisation
13 63 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
14 60 (7.26%) ETL
15 55 (6.65%) Mathematics
16 48 (5.80%) BDD
17 46 (5.56%) Open Source
18 44 (5.32%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 227 (27.45%) SQL
2 216 (26.12%) Java
3 130 (15.72%) Bash Shell
4 114 (13.78%) JavaScript
5 107 (12.94%) C++
6 90 (10.88%) C#
7 85 (10.28%) R
8 74 (8.95%) C
9 71 (8.59%) PowerShell
9 71 (8.59%) Ruby
10 65 (7.86%) Perl
11 46 (5.56%) PHP
11 46 (5.56%) Scala
12 26 (3.14%) Groovy
13 23 (2.78%) Go
14 22 (2.66%) Shell Script
15 14 (1.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 13 (1.57%) TypeScript
17 10 (1.21%) MATLAB
18 9 (1.09%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 129 (15.60%) Security Cleared
2 96 (11.61%) SC Cleared
3 90 (10.88%) Degree
4 29 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (2.66%) PhD
6 18 (2.18%) Master's Degree
7 17 (2.06%) Numerate Degree
8 16 (1.93%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.09%) CompTIA Security+
9 9 (1.09%) DBS Check
10 8 (0.97%) GCFA
10 8 (0.97%) GCIA
10 8 (0.97%) GCIH
10 8 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
10 8 (0.97%) OSCP
10 8 (0.97%) SSCP
11 6 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.73%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.60%) ISEB
13 4 (0.48%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.14%) QA
2 17 (2.06%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.09%) NIST
4 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.36%) NCSC
5 2 (0.24%) EMIR
5 2 (0.24%) GDPR
5 2 (0.24%) MiFID
5 2 (0.24%) SLA
6 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 137 (16.57%) Docker
2 25 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
3 20 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.81%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.97%) vSphere
6 7 (0.85%) vCloud
7 5 (0.60%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.48%) RACF
9 3 (0.36%) HDFS
9 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.36%) KVM
10 2 (0.24%) NFS
10 2 (0.24%) Postfix
10 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.24%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.12%) Corosync
11 1 (0.12%) Firmware
11 1 (0.12%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 120 (14.51%) Ansible
2 96 (11.61%) Kubernetes
3 69 (8.34%) Terraform
4 57 (6.89%) Puppet
5 48 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.45%) Kibana
7 10 (1.21%) Nagios
8 8 (0.97%) Jamf Pro
9 7 (0.85%) Grafana
9 7 (0.85%) Mesos
9 7 (0.85%) Salt
10 6 (0.73%) logstash
10 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (0.73%) Prometheus
10 6 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.60%) HP SiteScope
11 5 (0.60%) OpenView
12 4 (0.48%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.48%) StatsD
Vendors
1 85 (10.28%) Microsoft
2 71 (8.59%) Google
3 66 (7.98%) Oracle
4 49 (5.93%) Red Hat
5 41 (4.96%) Tableau
6 30 (3.63%) Databricks
6 30 (3.63%) Splunk
6 30 (3.63%) VMware
7 19 (2.30%) Cisco
8 18 (2.18%) IBM
9 16 (1.93%) Cloudera
10 14 (1.69%) Atlassian
11 13 (1.57%) Sparx
12 11 (1.33%) Cypress Semiconductor
13 10 (1.21%) CheckPoint
13 10 (1.21%) Juniper
14 9 (1.09%) Adobe
14 9 (1.09%) New Relic
14 9 (1.09%) SAP
14 9 (1.09%) ServiceNow