Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 44 45
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Python 776 834 680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.27% 5.00% 4.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.16% 12.96% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 463 460
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
10th Percentile £325 £326 £310
90th Percentile £600 £576 £575
England median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 13
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £36.75 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.25% -9.26% +15.71%
10th Percentile £40.38 £8.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £47.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +8.43% +1.22% +7.89%

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 5,481 6,434 5,314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 37.20% 38.60% 34.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,432 3,891 3,240
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £285
90th Percentile £587 £563 £538
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 193 165
South East median hourly rate £47.00 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.59% -1.16% +7.50%
10th Percentile £25.50 £18.80 £16.35
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.50 £62.18
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +3.61% - +7.79%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -4 309 £450 +5.88% 98
Hampshire +49 242 £475 - 27
Berkshire -10 188 £450 +5.88% 28
Surrey -8 131 £500 -2.44% 14
Oxfordshire +18 74 £450 - 61
East Sussex +2 48 £475 -5.00% 6
Buckinghamshire -11 47 £475 +7.95% 9
West Sussex -1 22 £450 -2.70% 6
Kent -9 6 £475 -9.52% 3
Middlesex -10 5 £450 +6.51% 3
Python
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 280 (36.08%) Linux
2 275 (35.44%) Agile Software Development
3 262 (33.76%) DevOps
4 234 (30.15%) Amazon AWS
5 233 (30.03%) Java
6 185 (23.84%) SQL
7 163 (21.01%) Microsoft Azure
8 161 (20.75%) Git (software)
9 150 (19.33%) Software Engineering
10 142 (18.30%) Docker
11 140 (18.04%) Ansible
12 137 (17.65%) JavaScript
13 133 (17.14%) Test Automation
14 129 (16.62%) Jenkins
15 120 (15.46%) Bash Shell
16 119 (15.34%) Security Cleared
17 109 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
18 94 (12.11%) Apache Spark
19 93 (11.98%) Kubernetes
19 93 (11.98%) Big Data
20 92 (11.86%) SC Cleared
20 92 (11.86%) C
20 92 (11.86%) C++
21 89 (11.47%) Analytics
22 87 (11.21%) Windows
23 85 (10.95%) Scrum
24 82 (10.57%) C#
24 82 (10.57%) Perl
25 76 (9.79%) Degree
26 75 (9.66%) Terraform

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 94 (12.11%) Apache Spark
2 65 (8.38%) Apache
3 37 (4.77%) Jupyter
4 30 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
4 30 (3.87%) Tomcat
5 29 (3.74%) Confluence
5 29 (3.74%) nginx
6 21 (2.71%) OpenStack
7 18 (2.32%) Apache Airflow
8 17 (2.19%) Cloud Foundry
9 15 (1.93%) WebLogic
10 14 (1.80%) Luigi
11 13 (1.68%) SAS
11 13 (1.68%) WebSphere
12 12 (1.55%) MS Exchange
13 11 (1.42%) JBoss
14 9 (1.16%) Apache Qpid
15 8 (1.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 8 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (0.90%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 14 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.64%) SPSS
4 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.13%) Avid Media Composer
4 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
1 5 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.13%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 234 (30.15%) Amazon AWS
2 163 (21.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (8.12%) PaaS
3 63 (8.12%) Serverless
4 57 (7.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 54 (6.96%) AWS Lambda
6 45 (5.80%) Amazon EC2
6 45 (5.80%) AWS CloudFormation
7 41 (5.28%) OpenShift
8 35 (4.51%) Amazon S3
8 35 (4.51%) GitHub
9 30 (3.87%) Amazon EMR
9 30 (3.87%) Amazon Kinesis
10 22 (2.84%) IaaS
11 21 (2.71%) Azure Machine Learning
12 19 (2.45%) Office 365
12 19 (2.45%) Power Platform
13 17 (2.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 16 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
15 15 (1.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.35%) HTTP
2 23 (2.96%) TCP/IP
3 16 (2.06%) Firewall
4 15 (1.93%) Network Security
4 15 (1.93%) VPN
5 14 (1.80%) SSL
6 12 (1.55%) Internet
6 12 (1.55%) MQTT
6 12 (1.55%) VLAN
7 11 (1.42%) DNS
7 11 (1.42%) Wireshark
8 10 (1.29%) VoIP
9 9 (1.16%) DSL
10 8 (1.03%) Ethernet
10 8 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.90%) FTP
11 7 (0.90%) H.323
11 7 (0.90%) Skype
12 6 (0.77%) IKE
12 6 (0.77%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (11.98%) Big Data
2 74 (9.54%) Hadoop
3 71 (9.15%) NoSQL
4 57 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
5 49 (6.31%) MySQL
6 43 (5.54%) SQL Server
7 35 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (4.12%) Amazon Athena
9 28 (3.61%) Amazon Redshift
9 28 (3.61%) Relational Database
10 27 (3.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 23 (2.96%) Amazon RDS
12 20 (2.58%) GIS
12 20 (2.58%) MongoDB
13 18 (2.32%) Power BI
14 17 (2.19%) Geospatial Data
15 16 (2.06%) Amazon Aurora
15 16 (2.06%) Apache Hive
16 15 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
17 14 (1.80%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 161 (20.75%) Git (software)
2 129 (16.62%) Jenkins
3 64 (8.25%) Selenium
4 56 (7.22%) JIRA
5 37 (4.77%) Cucumber
6 27 (3.48%) Visual Studio Team System
7 24 (3.09%) Sonatype Nexus
8 21 (2.71%) Ant
8 21 (2.71%) Maven
9 20 (2.58%) Subversion
9 20 (2.58%) TeamCity
10 19 (2.45%) Visual Studio
11 17 (2.19%) JUnit
11 17 (2.19%) WebDriver
12 14 (1.80%) Eclipse
12 14 (1.80%) SonarQube
13 13 (1.68%) GitLab
13 13 (1.68%) SpecFlow
14 11 (1.42%) IntelliJ
15 10 (1.29%) JMeter
General
1 63 (8.12%) Telecoms
2 51 (6.57%) Finance
3 22 (2.84%) Electronics
4 20 (2.58%) Banking
4 20 (2.58%) Manufacturing
5 18 (2.32%) Marketing
6 17 (2.19%) Retail
7 9 (1.16%) Aerospace
8 7 (0.90%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.64%) Automotive
9 5 (0.64%) French Language
9 5 (0.64%) Games
9 5 (0.64%) German Language
9 5 (0.64%) Law
9 5 (0.64%) Military
10 4 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.52%) Legal
11 3 (0.39%) Back Office
12 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 200 (25.77%) Developer
2 100 (12.89%) DevOps Engineer
3 80 (10.31%) Software Engineer
4 74 (9.54%) Python Developer
5 52 (6.70%) Data Engineer
5 52 (6.70%) Test Engineer
6 43 (5.54%) Python Engineer
7 41 (5.28%) AWS Engineer
8 40 (5.15%) Data Scientist
9 36 (4.64%) Consultant
10 34 (4.38%) Analyst
11 33 (4.25%) Cloud Engineer
12 31 (3.99%) AWS Developer
12 31 (3.99%) Java Developer
13 29 (3.74%) Architect
14 26 (3.35%) Test Automation Engineer
15 23 (2.96%) Big Data Engineer
15 23 (2.96%) Software Developer
16 22 (2.84%) AWS DevOps
17 20 (2.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (9.02%) Node.js
2 62 (7.99%) Kafka
3 58 (7.47%) HTML
4 53 (6.83%) AngularJS
5 45 (5.80%) .NET
6 42 (5.41%) CSS
7 37 (4.77%) Web Services
8 33 (4.25%) Django
9 31 (3.99%) Spring
10 29 (3.74%) XML
11 28 (3.61%) Pandas
11 28 (3.61%) REST
12 27 (3.48%) RESTful
13 26 (3.35%) NumPy
14 25 (3.22%) JSON
15 24 (3.09%) PySpark
16 20 (2.58%) Keras
16 20 (2.58%) React
16 20 (2.58%) SOAP
17 19 (2.45%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.99%) Algorithms
3 28 (3.61%) Public Cloud
4 26 (3.35%) Linux Command Line
5 16 (2.06%) Data Centre
6 15 (1.93%) Cloud Native
6 15 (1.93%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.68%) Private Cloud
7 13 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
8 12 (1.55%) User Experience
9 11 (1.42%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.42%) Lidar
10 10 (1.29%) Handset
11 9 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
11 9 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.03%) Management Information System
13 7 (0.90%) Life Science
13 7 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 280 (36.08%) Linux
2 87 (11.21%) Windows
3 72 (9.28%) Unix
4 48 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (3.22%) Apple iOS
6 18 (2.32%) Android
7 14 (1.80%) Ubuntu
8 12 (1.55%) Mac OS
8 12 (1.55%) Windows 10
9 8 (1.03%) AIX
10 5 (0.64%) Solaris
11 4 (0.52%) CentOS
11 4 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.39%) Windows Server
13 2 (0.26%) Debian
13 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.26%) zOS
14 1 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (35.44%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (33.76%) DevOps
3 150 (19.33%) Software Engineering
4 133 (17.14%) Test Automation
5 109 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
6 89 (11.47%) Analytics
7 85 (10.95%) Scrum
8 66 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
9 63 (8.12%) Data Science
10 62 (7.99%) Configuration Management
11 61 (7.86%) TDD
12 59 (7.60%) Computer Science
13 58 (7.47%) Machine Learning
14 49 (6.31%) Open Source
14 49 (6.31%) Visualisation
15 45 (5.80%) Mentoring
16 44 (5.67%) Microservices
17 41 (5.28%) Mathematics
18 37 (4.77%) Unit Testing
19 36 (4.64%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 233 (30.03%) Java
2 185 (23.84%) SQL
3 137 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 120 (15.46%) Bash Shell
5 92 (11.86%) C
5 92 (11.86%) C++
6 82 (10.57%) C#
6 82 (10.57%) Perl
7 71 (9.15%) Ruby
8 53 (6.83%) PowerShell
9 51 (6.57%) PHP
9 51 (6.57%) Scala
10 47 (6.06%) R
11 28 (3.61%) Groovy
12 27 (3.48%) Go
13 25 (3.22%) Shell Script
14 17 (2.19%) MATLAB
14 17 (2.19%) TypeScript
15 15 (1.93%) Kotlin
16 13 (1.68%) Korn
Qualifications
1 119 (15.34%) Security Cleared
2 92 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 76 (9.79%) Degree
4 23 (2.96%) DV Cleared
5 18 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.68%) Numerate Degree
7 12 (1.55%) PhD
8 11 (1.42%) CISSP
8 11 (1.42%) Master's Degree
8 11 (1.42%) OSCP
9 8 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.90%) CCNP
10 7 (0.90%) CISM
10 7 (0.90%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.77%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.77%) CREST Certified
12 5 (0.64%) SANS
13 4 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.32%) QA
2 13 (1.68%) GDPR
3 11 (1.42%) NIST
3 11 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.26%) SLA
6 1 (0.13%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.13%) MiFID
6 1 (0.13%) MISRA
6 1 (0.13%) MISRA C
System Software
1 142 (18.30%) Docker
2 25 (3.22%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.93%) Apache Flume
3 15 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.55%) KVM
5 10 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.77%) HDFS
7 5 (0.64%) Firmware
7 5 (0.64%) RACF
7 5 (0.64%) vSphere
8 4 (0.52%) vCloud
9 3 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.39%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.26%) BIND 9
10 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.26%) NFS
10 2 (0.26%) Postfix
11 1 (0.13%) Snort
11 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 140 (18.04%) Ansible
2 93 (11.98%) Kubernetes
3 75 (9.66%) Terraform
4 48 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
5 47 (6.06%) Puppet
6 13 (1.68%) Kibana
7 11 (1.42%) Jamf Pro
8 10 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (1.03%) Nagios
9 8 (1.03%) Oozie
10 7 (0.90%) Salt
11 6 (0.77%) Grafana
11 6 (0.77%) Hadoop YARN
12 5 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (0.64%) Graphite
12 5 (0.64%) Nessus
12 5 (0.64%) Packer
13 4 (0.52%) Red Hat Satellite
13 4 (0.52%) StatsD
13 4 (0.52%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 68 (8.76%) Red Hat
2 57 (7.35%) Oracle
3 54 (6.96%) Microsoft
4 49 (6.31%) Google
5 34 (4.38%) Tableau
6 31 (3.99%) Cisco
7 24 (3.09%) IBM
8 23 (2.96%) VMware
9 20 (2.58%) SAP
10 19 (2.45%) Splunk
11 12 (1.55%) Databricks
12 11 (1.42%) Apple
12 11 (1.42%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 11 (1.42%) New Relic
12 11 (1.42%) Qualys
12 11 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (1.16%) AppDynamics
13 9 (1.16%) SaltStack
14 8 (1.03%) Cloudera
15 7 (0.90%) TIBCO