Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 52 76
Rank change year-on-year +3 +24 +11
Contract jobs citing Python 660 572 504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.00% 3.71% 2.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.21% 10.79% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 356 337
South East median daily rate £475 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25% +18.52%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £269
90th Percentile £609 £575 £550
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 24
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.61% -10.27% +42.31%
10th Percentile £8.00 £17.00 £37.08
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year +1.91% -0.63% +11.27%

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 5,890 5,300 6,255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.70% 34.39% 34.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,615 3,213 3,921
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £568 £538 £513
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 189 260
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +6.49% +14.07%
10th Percentile £19.24 £15.00 £14.11
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -16 272 £450 - 203
Surrey +21 209 £475 +8.57% 61
Berkshire +2 143 £475 - 70
Hampshire -14 93 £475 +19.50% 58
Buckinghamshire -18 65 £400 -5.88% 12
Oxfordshire -23 64 £463 +2.78% 121
West Sussex -9 30 £450 +4.65% 20
Middlesex -2 14 £418 +6.37% 1
East Sussex -13 12 £500 +11.23% 30
Kent - 11 £650 - 3
Home Counties - 4 - -
Sussex - 2 £275 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Python.

1 258 (39.09%) Linux
2 188 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (25.15%) Java
4 154 (23.33%) SQL
5 139 (21.06%) Git (software)
6 130 (19.70%) DevOps
7 129 (19.55%) Perl
8 126 (19.09%) Jenkins
9 123 (18.64%) Ruby
10 119 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
10 119 (18.03%) Ansible
11 110 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 104 (15.76%) Oracle
13 103 (15.61%) Bash Shell
14 102 (15.45%) Finance
15 99 (15.00%) Unix
16 96 (14.55%) Scrum
17 95 (14.39%) Docker
18 93 (14.09%) Test Automation
18 93 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
19 85 (12.88%) HTML
20 83 (12.58%) C++
21 82 (12.42%) Windows
22 79 (11.97%) Puppet
23 77 (11.67%) Big Data
23 77 (11.67%) CSS
24 72 (10.91%) Hadoop
25 70 (10.61%) Analytics
25 70 (10.61%) TDD
26 68 (10.30%) Apache Spark

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 68 (10.30%) Apache Spark
2 52 (7.88%) Apache
3 30 (4.55%) nginx
4 23 (3.48%) OpenStack
4 23 (3.48%) Tomcat
5 22 (3.33%) Jupyter
6 21 (3.18%) Confluence
7 14 (2.12%) SAS
8 11 (1.67%) Apache Airflow
8 11 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
8 11 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (1.67%) JBoss
8 11 (1.67%) WebLogic
9 10 (1.52%) Luigi
10 8 (1.21%) ArcGIS
11 6 (0.91%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.61%) CMS
12 4 (0.61%) Jetty
13 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.30%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 21 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.82%) Pipeline Pilot
3 10 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.76%) Simulink
5 4 (0.61%) Stata
6 3 (0.45%) SPSS
7 2 (0.30%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.61%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 2 (0.30%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.15%) Primavera
3 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 119 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (8.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (5.15%) GitHub
4 25 (3.79%) OpenShift
5 19 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (2.12%) AWS Lambda
7 14 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (2.12%) IaaS
7 14 (2.12%) Serverless
8 13 (1.97%) PaaS
9 12 (1.82%) SaaS
10 10 (1.52%) Slack
10 10 (1.52%) Trello
11 9 (1.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (1.36%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.91%) Akamai
12 6 (0.91%) IBM Cloud
13 5 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.76%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.91%) TCP/IP
2 32 (4.85%) DNS
3 22 (3.33%) Internet
4 20 (3.03%) HTTP
4 20 (3.03%) WAN
5 18 (2.73%) Network Security
6 16 (2.42%) Firewall
7 14 (2.12%) DHCP
8 11 (1.67%) LAN
8 11 (1.67%) VPN
9 10 (1.52%) SSL
10 9 (1.36%) BGP
10 9 (1.36%) MPLS
11 8 (1.21%) OSPF
12 7 (1.06%) IPsec
12 7 (1.06%) Software-Defined Networking
12 7 (1.06%) VLAN
13 6 (0.91%) Junos
13 6 (0.91%) VoIP
13 6 (0.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (11.67%) Big Data
2 72 (10.91%) Hadoop
3 61 (9.24%) Relational Database
4 50 (7.58%) MongoDB
5 43 (6.52%) SQL Server
6 32 (4.85%) Apache Hive
6 32 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (4.55%) NoSQL
8 28 (4.24%) Data Mining
8 28 (4.24%) MySQL
9 25 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (3.03%) MarkLogic
11 18 (2.73%) Oracle Database
12 16 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (2.42%) GIS
13 13 (1.97%) Oracle Database 10g
13 13 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (1.82%) KNIME
14 12 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
14 12 (1.82%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 139 (21.06%) Git (software)
2 126 (19.09%) Jenkins
3 51 (7.73%) JIRA
4 34 (5.15%) Selenium
5 30 (4.55%) JUnit
6 28 (4.24%) Subversion
7 25 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (2.88%) TeamCity
9 17 (2.58%) Maven
10 16 (2.42%) git-flow
10 16 (2.42%) Visual Studio Team System
11 15 (2.27%) Ant
11 15 (2.27%) Eclipse
12 14 (2.12%) Visual Studio
13 13 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (1.97%) GitLab
13 13 (1.97%) Sonatype Nexus
14 12 (1.82%) Bitbucket
15 11 (1.67%) Cucumber
16 10 (1.52%) Grunt
General
1 102 (15.45%) Finance
2 31 (4.70%) Publishing
3 29 (4.39%) Telecoms
4 28 (4.24%) Banking
5 15 (2.27%) Games
6 9 (1.36%) Electronics
7 7 (1.06%) Legal
8 6 (0.91%) Automotive
8 6 (0.91%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.91%) Marketing
9 5 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.76%) Retail
10 4 (0.61%) Hindi Language
10 4 (0.61%) Japanese Language
10 4 (0.61%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.30%) International Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Military
11 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 216 (32.73%) Developer
2 101 (15.30%) Python Developer
3 71 (10.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 48 (7.27%) Analyst
5 47 (7.12%) Data Scientist
6 36 (5.45%) Data Engineer
7 34 (5.15%) Consultant
7 34 (5.15%) Linux Engineer
8 30 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
8 30 (4.55%) Django Developer
8 30 (4.55%) Python/Django Developer
9 29 (4.39%) Big Data Engineer
9 29 (4.39%) Web Developer
10 25 (3.79%) Administrator
10 25 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 23 (3.48%) Cloud Engineer
11 23 (3.48%) Java Developer
11 23 (3.48%) Python Web Developer
11 23 (3.48%) Software Engineer
12 21 (3.18%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (12.88%) HTML
2 77 (11.67%) CSS
3 64 (9.70%) REST
4 59 (8.94%) Django
4 59 (8.94%) Web Services
5 50 (7.58%) XML
6 49 (7.42%) NumPy
7 44 (6.67%) JSON
8 41 (6.21%) Pandas
9 38 (5.76%) Node.js
10 36 (5.45%) AngularJS
11 30 (4.55%) XSLT
12 29 (4.39%) RESTful
13 26 (3.94%) HTML5
14 25 (3.79%) jQuery
15 24 (3.64%) Spring
16 23 (3.48%) .NET
17 22 (3.33%) SciPy
18 21 (3.18%) Ajax
19 17 (2.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.33%) Algorithms
3 22 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 21 (3.18%) User Experience
5 12 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (1.82%) Life Science
6 11 (1.67%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.52%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.36%) Credit Derivative
8 9 (1.36%) Equities
9 8 (1.21%) CMDB
9 8 (1.21%) Enterprise Cloud
9 8 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.06%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (0.91%) Fintech
11 6 (0.91%) Oracle Exalogic
11 6 (0.91%) Semantic Web
11 6 (0.91%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 258 (39.09%) Linux
2 99 (15.00%) Unix
3 82 (12.42%) Windows
4 40 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (4.09%) Ubuntu
6 24 (3.64%) CentOS
7 12 (1.82%) Solaris
8 10 (1.52%) Debian
9 9 (1.36%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.61%) Android
10 4 (0.61%) SUSE
10 4 (0.61%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.30%) VMS
12 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.15%) AIX
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (19.70%) DevOps
3 96 (14.55%) Scrum
4 93 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
4 93 (14.09%) Test Automation
5 70 (10.61%) Analytics
5 70 (10.61%) TDD
6 58 (8.79%) Software Engineering
6 58 (8.79%) Web Development
7 55 (8.33%) Open Source
8 54 (8.18%) Configuration Management
9 50 (7.58%) OO
10 48 (7.27%) Continuous Delivery
11 46 (6.97%) Machine Learning
12 45 (6.82%) Data Analysis
13 42 (6.36%) Kanban
13 42 (6.36%) Visualisation
14 34 (5.15%) Statistics
15 33 (5.00%) Mathematics
16 32 (4.85%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 166 (25.15%) Java
2 154 (23.33%) SQL
3 129 (19.55%) Perl
4 123 (18.64%) Ruby
5 110 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 103 (15.61%) Bash Shell
7 83 (12.58%) C++
8 65 (9.85%) Scala
9 64 (9.70%) R
10 58 (8.79%) C
11 56 (8.48%) C#
12 43 (6.52%) PHP
13 40 (6.06%) PowerShell
14 33 (5.00%) Groovy
15 32 (4.85%) Shell Script
16 24 (3.64%) Go
17 21 (3.18%) PL/SQL
18 20 (3.03%) MATLAB
19 18 (2.73%) XQuery
20 14 (2.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (9.09%) Degree
2 57 (8.64%) Security Cleared
3 46 (6.97%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.82%) PhD
6 10 (1.52%) CCNP
6 10 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.52%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.61%) CCIE
8 4 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.45%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.45%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 3 (0.45%) CCNA
9 3 (0.45%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.45%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.30%) CCDA
10 2 (0.30%) CCDP
10 2 (0.30%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.85%) QA
2 6 (0.91%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.76%) ISO 26262
4 4 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.45%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) COBIT
6 1 (0.15%) GCP
6 1 (0.15%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) MISRA
6 1 (0.15%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 95 (14.39%) Docker
2 14 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.52%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.21%) Apache Flume
5 7 (1.06%) HDFS
5 7 (1.06%) Xen
6 6 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.76%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.45%) vCloud
8 3 (0.45%) vSphere
9 2 (0.30%) NFS
9 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.15%) Gluster
10 1 (0.15%) iptables
10 1 (0.15%) Openswan
10 1 (0.15%) Samba
10 1 (0.15%) Snort
10 1 (0.15%) zsh
Systems Management
1 119 (18.03%) Ansible
2 79 (11.97%) Puppet
3 57 (8.64%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (3.48%) Kubernetes
5 20 (3.03%) Terraform
6 14 (2.12%) Kibana
7 13 (1.97%) Oozie
8 12 (1.82%) HAProxy
9 11 (1.67%) Grafana
9 11 (1.67%) Mesos
9 11 (1.67%) Salt
10 10 (1.52%) logstash
11 7 (1.06%) Icinga
12 6 (0.91%) ArcSight ESM
12 6 (0.91%) Nagios
13 5 (0.76%) Ambari
13 5 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
13 5 (0.76%) Packer
13 5 (0.76%) SELinux
13 5 (0.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 104 (15.76%) Oracle
2 38 (5.76%) Red Hat
3 35 (5.30%) Google
4 34 (5.15%) Microsoft
5 27 (4.09%) VMware
6 25 (3.79%) Cisco
6 25 (3.79%) Tableau
7 15 (2.27%) F5
7 15 (2.27%) IBM
7 15 (2.27%) Juniper
8 14 (2.12%) HP
9 13 (1.97%) ServiceNow
10 11 (1.67%) Splunk
11 10 (1.52%) CA
11 10 (1.52%) Netezza
11 10 (1.52%) RapidMiner
12 9 (1.36%) Atlassian
12 9 (1.36%) Sun
13 8 (1.21%) New Relic
13 8 (1.21%) Remedy