Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
England > South West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 180 204
Rank change year-on-year +32 +24 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 62 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.10% 0.40% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.42% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 11 13
South West median daily rate £400 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +1.18% -15.00%
10th Percentile £313 £338 £380
90th Percentile £525 £625 £509
England median daily rate £525 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +42.86% -20.00%
England median hourly rate £36.25 £40.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -10.49% -4.71% +9.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5369 5418 6233
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 94.95% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3365 3520 4060
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 344 395
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% +40.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.20
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Python Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Python Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Python Developer in the South West

Python Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python Developer in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python Developer in the South West

Python Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python Developer in the South West

Python Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python Developer in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python Developer in the South West

Python Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python Developer within the South West region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Devon - 26 £413 - 1
Bristol +4 25 £400 -8.57% 1
Somerset 0 8 £342 -2.29%
Gloucestershire +19 2 £325 - 2
Wiltshire -5 1 £510 -
Python Developer
England

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Python Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Python Developer in the job title.

1 62 (100.00%) Python
2 19 (30.65%) Java
3 15 (24.19%) Git (software)
4 14 (22.58%) Test Automation
5 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (20.97%) Linux
5 13 (20.97%) Django
6 12 (19.35%) Ruby
6 12 (19.35%) Elastic Stack
7 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (16.13%) Software Engineering
8 10 (16.13%) SQL
9 9 (14.52%) JRuby
9 9 (14.52%) Bash Shell
9 9 (14.52%) REST
10 8 (12.90%) DevOps
10 8 (12.90%) Pandas
10 8 (12.90%) Translating Business Requirements
10 8 (12.90%) Unit Testing
10 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
11 7 (11.29%) QA
11 7 (11.29%) Unix
11 7 (11.29%) Relational Database
11 7 (11.29%) Scala
12 6 (9.68%) SQLAlchemy
12 6 (9.68%) Flask
12 6 (9.68%) SMS
12 6 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (9.68%) HTML
12 6 (9.68%) JavaScript

Python Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (8.06%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.84%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.61%) SAS
3 1 (1.61%) Tornado
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 3 (4.84%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) SMS
2 3 (4.84%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) Relational Database
2 6 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (8.06%) MySQL
4 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.84%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.23%) Big Data
6 2 (3.23%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.61%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.61%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 15 (24.19%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.23%) GoCD
3 2 (3.23%) Subversion
3 2 (3.23%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (6.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.97%) Django
2 12 (19.35%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (14.52%) JRuby
3 9 (14.52%) REST
4 8 (12.90%) Pandas
5 6 (9.68%) Flask
5 6 (9.68%) HTML
5 6 (9.68%) SOAP
5 6 (9.68%) SQLAlchemy
5 6 (9.68%) XML
6 5 (8.06%) CSS
7 4 (6.45%) JSON
7 4 (6.45%) NumPy
7 4 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (6.45%) SciPy
8 3 (4.84%) HTML5
8 3 (4.84%) Kafka
8 3 (4.84%) Keras
8 3 (4.84%) Web Services
9 2 (3.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.84%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) RIA
4 1 (1.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.97%) Linux
2 7 (11.29%) Unix
3 4 (6.45%) CentOS
3 4 (6.45%) Ubuntu
4 3 (4.84%) Windows
5 2 (3.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) Test Automation
2 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (16.13%) Software Engineering
5 8 (12.90%) DevOps
5 8 (12.90%) Translating Business Requirements
5 8 (12.90%) Unit Testing
6 5 (8.06%) Data Engineering
6 5 (8.06%) Refactoring
6 5 (8.06%) Scrum
7 4 (6.45%) Image Processing
7 4 (6.45%) Machine Learning
7 4 (6.45%) Open Source
7 4 (6.45%) TDD
7 4 (6.45%) Web Development
8 3 (4.84%) Continuous Deployment
8 3 (4.84%) Information Architecture
8 3 (4.84%) Microservices
8 3 (4.84%) Visualisation
9 2 (3.23%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 62 (100.00%) Python
2 19 (30.65%) Java
3 12 (19.35%) Ruby
4 10 (16.13%) SQL
5 9 (14.52%) Bash Shell
6 7 (11.29%) Scala
7 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
8 4 (6.45%) C#
9 2 (3.23%) PHP
10 1 (1.61%) C
10 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.61%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (8.06%) Degree
2 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Docker
2 3 (4.84%) LXC
3 2 (3.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Kibana
1 4 (6.45%) logstash
2 2 (3.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle