Period
to 23 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 23 February 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 West
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 30 39
Rank change year-on-year +10 +9 +14
Contract jobs citing Python 428 417 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.92% 6.56% 4.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.48% 16.28% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 246 132
South West median daily rate £513 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £379 £350 £325
90th Percentile £613 £588 £625
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 10
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.13% -6.06%
10th Percentile £40.00 £35.00 £31.70
90th Percentile £55.63 £50.00 £43.90
England median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.11% +12.50% -

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 West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,197 2,562 2,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.65% 40.33% 38.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,442 1,642 1,243
South West median daily rate £450 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +8.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £582 £588 £553
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 112 83
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -2.50%
10th Percentile £23.03 £27.45 £22.55
90th Percentile £53.63 £50.00 £48.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Python as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Python in the South West

Python
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 in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in the South West

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the South West over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in the South West

Python
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 in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in the South West

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the South West over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Python in the South West

Python
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 within the South West region over the 6 months to 23 February 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
Wiltshire +20 134 £475 -13.64% 16
Gloucestershire +12 87 £513 +10.81% 88
Bristol -16 87 £550 +15.79% 77
Devon +1 80 £537 +7.35% 25
Somerset -8 12 £450 +12.36% 17
Dorset -9 8 £550 +2.33% 3
Python
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 West region with a requirement for Python.

1 188 (43.93%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (40.19%) Security Cleared
3 153 (35.75%) Linux
4 146 (34.11%) Java
5 130 (30.37%) SC Cleared
6 117 (27.34%) DevOps
7 106 (24.77%) Docker
8 99 (23.13%) C++
9 97 (22.66%) Software Engineering
10 96 (22.43%) Ansible
11 95 (22.20%) C
12 91 (21.26%) AWS
13 80 (18.69%) Scrum
14 75 (17.52%) Test Automation
15 70 (16.36%) Git (software)
16 69 (16.12%) JIRA
17 53 (12.38%) DV Cleared
17 53 (12.38%) Azure
17 53 (12.38%) Terraform
18 50 (11.68%) Jenkins
19 49 (11.45%) C#
19 49 (11.45%) JavaScript
20 48 (11.21%) Windows
21 46 (10.75%) Confluence
22 45 (10.51%) Public Sector
23 44 (10.28%) Bash Shell
23 44 (10.28%) Atlassian
23 44 (10.28%) Google
24 43 (10.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
24 43 (10.05%) Kubernetes

Python
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 46 (10.75%) Confluence
2 9 (2.10%) OpenStack
3 8 (1.87%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.64%) Apache
5 6 (1.40%) JBoss
6 4 (0.93%) ArcGIS
6 4 (0.93%) WordPress
7 3 (0.70%) Luigi
7 3 (0.70%) SAS
8 2 (0.47%) Apache Qpid
8 2 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.47%) GeoServer
8 2 (0.47%) Gunicorn
8 2 (0.47%) IIS
8 2 (0.47%) Tornado
9 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.70%) Simulink
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) PlantUML
Cloud Services
1 91 (21.26%) AWS
2 53 (12.38%) Azure
3 34 (7.94%) Serverless
4 21 (4.91%) AWS Lambda
5 19 (4.44%) GCP
6 9 (2.10%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (1.87%) GitHub
7 8 (1.87%) Power Platform
8 7 (1.64%) OpenShift
9 6 (1.40%) Amazon S3
10 5 (1.17%) PaaS
11 4 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.47%) Amazon ECS
13 2 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.47%) IaaS
13 2 (0.47%) npm
13 2 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.57%) DNS
2 10 (2.34%) Firewall
3 9 (2.10%) Wireshark
4 8 (1.87%) NX-OS
4 8 (1.87%) VSAN
5 7 (1.64%) IPv6
6 6 (1.40%) Network Security
7 5 (1.17%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.70%) BGP
9 3 (0.70%) NAS
9 3 (0.70%) OSPF
9 3 (0.70%) VPN
10 2 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.47%) DHCP
10 2 (0.47%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.47%) LTE
10 2 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (0.47%) SAN
10 2 (0.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.97%) Big Data
2 15 (3.50%) MySQL
2 15 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (3.04%) Hadoop
4 10 (2.34%) SQL Server
5 8 (1.87%) Power BI
6 7 (1.64%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.64%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.40%) GIS
7 6 (1.40%) Neo4j
7 6 (1.40%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.70%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.47%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.23%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.23%) HBase
11 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 70 (16.36%) Git (software)
2 69 (16.12%) JIRA
3 50 (11.68%) Jenkins
4 43 (10.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 27 (6.31%) Bitbucket
6 26 (6.07%) Cucumber
7 25 (5.84%) GoogleTest
8 13 (3.04%) Mockito
9 11 (2.57%) GitLab
10 10 (2.34%) Selenium
11 7 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (0.93%) Gradle
13 3 (0.70%) Bitbucket Server
13 3 (0.70%) Testinfra
14 2 (0.47%) gulp
14 2 (0.47%) Jasmine
14 2 (0.47%) JIRA Agile
14 2 (0.47%) PyCharm
14 2 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
14 2 (0.47%) Spinnaker
General
1 45 (10.51%) Public Sector
2 26 (6.07%) Finance
3 11 (2.57%) Marketing
4 10 (2.34%) Electronics
5 9 (2.10%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.40%) Military
7 3 (0.70%) Law
8 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.47%) Legal
9 1 (0.23%) Automotive
9 1 (0.23%) Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Games
9 1 (0.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 131 (30.61%) Developer
2 78 (18.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 71 (16.59%) Software Engineer
4 52 (12.15%) Software Developer
5 47 (10.98%) Python Developer
6 44 (10.28%) Python Engineer
7 40 (9.35%) Test Engineer
8 30 (7.01%) Java Developer
9 29 (6.78%) Embedded Engineer
10 27 (6.31%) AWS Engineer
11 24 (5.61%) AWS DevOps
12 23 (5.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 18 (4.21%) Automation Engineer
13 18 (4.21%) C++ Software Engineer
13 18 (4.21%) Python Software Engineer
13 18 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
14 13 (3.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 12 (2.80%) C++ Developer
15 12 (2.80%) Senior Developer
16 10 (2.34%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (7.94%) AngularJS
2 30 (7.01%) Web Services
3 28 (6.54%) Flask
3 28 (6.54%) Spring
3 28 (6.54%) Spring Boot
4 24 (5.61%) .NET
5 18 (4.21%) Gherkin
6 16 (3.74%) Django
7 15 (3.50%) Angular 2
7 15 (3.50%) Node.js
8 13 (3.04%) HTML
9 12 (2.80%) React
10 11 (2.57%) HTML5
10 11 (2.57%) Yocto
11 10 (2.34%) REST
12 7 (1.64%) CSS
12 7 (1.64%) RESTful
13 6 (1.40%) Middleware
13 6 (1.40%) Pandas
13 6 (1.40%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.57%) Cyberthreat
3 10 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (2.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 7 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.40%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (0.93%) Graphic Design
8 3 (0.70%) PKI
8 3 (0.70%) Replication
8 3 (0.70%) VHDL
9 2 (0.47%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.47%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.47%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.47%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.47%) SCADA
10 1 (0.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 153 (35.75%) Linux
2 48 (11.21%) Windows
3 17 (3.97%) Unix
4 16 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (2.10%) FreeRTOS
5 9 (2.10%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.87%) CentOS
7 7 (1.64%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.40%) ThreadX
8 6 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.93%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.70%) Android
10 3 (0.70%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.47%) Solaris
11 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.23%) Debian
12 1 (0.23%) Fedora
12 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (43.93%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (27.34%) DevOps
3 97 (22.66%) Software Engineering
4 80 (18.69%) Scrum
5 75 (17.52%) Test Automation
6 33 (7.71%) Continuous Deployment
7 32 (7.48%) SDLC
7 32 (7.48%) Web Development
8 31 (7.24%) Configuration Management
9 29 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (6.78%) UML
10 23 (5.37%) Cybersecurity
11 22 (5.14%) Mentoring
11 22 (5.14%) Unit Testing
12 21 (4.91%) Analytics
13 20 (4.67%) Regression Testing
14 19 (4.44%) Kanban
15 18 (4.21%) TDD
16 17 (3.97%) Open Source
17 15 (3.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 146 (34.11%) Java
2 99 (23.13%) C++
3 95 (22.20%) C
4 49 (11.45%) C#
4 49 (11.45%) JavaScript
5 44 (10.28%) Bash Shell
6 38 (8.88%) SQL
7 28 (6.54%) PHP
8 21 (4.91%) Groovy
9 19 (4.44%) Ruby
10 18 (4.21%) PowerShell
11 16 (3.74%) R
12 13 (3.04%) Perl
13 12 (2.80%) MATLAB
14 11 (2.57%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.87%) Go
15 8 (1.87%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.40%) Embedded C
17 5 (1.17%) Embedded C++
17 5 (1.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 172 (40.19%) Security Cleared
2 130 (30.37%) SC Cleared
3 53 (12.38%) DV Cleared
4 8 (1.87%) Degree
4 8 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.64%) AWS Certification
5 7 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.93%) CCNA
9 3 (0.70%) CCNP
9 3 (0.70%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.70%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.47%) CISSP
10 2 (0.47%) GIAC
10 2 (0.47%) ISEB
10 2 (0.47%) MCSA
10 2 (0.47%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.23%) Linux+ Certification
11 1 (0.23%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.57%) QA
2 7 (1.64%) DO-254
3 4 (0.93%) JTAG
4 3 (0.70%) RMADS
5 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 106 (24.77%) Docker
2 15 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (3.27%) vSphere
4 13 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (2.80%) Active Directory
6 11 (2.57%) VMware NSX
7 7 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.93%) Snort
9 2 (0.47%) Firmware
9 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.47%) Samba
9 2 (0.47%) XenApp
10 1 (0.23%) HDFS
10 1 (0.23%) NFS
10 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 96 (22.43%) Ansible
2 53 (12.38%) Terraform
3 43 (10.05%) Kubernetes
4 30 (7.01%) Puppet
5 14 (3.27%) Docker Swarm
5 14 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (3.27%) vCenter Server
6 6 (1.40%) Packer
7 5 (1.17%) Nagios
8 4 (0.93%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (0.93%) OSSEC
9 3 (0.70%) Rancher
9 3 (0.70%) WSUS
10 2 (0.47%) ArcSight ESM
10 2 (0.47%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.47%) OpenView
10 2 (0.47%) SCCM
10 2 (0.47%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.23%) Consul
11 1 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 44 (10.28%) Atlassian
1 44 (10.28%) Google
2 32 (7.48%) VMware
3 25 (5.84%) Cisco
4 18 (4.21%) Red Hat
5 17 (3.97%) Microsoft
6 8 (1.87%) SAP
7 7 (1.64%) Altera
7 7 (1.64%) Oracle
7 7 (1.64%) Xilinx
8 4 (0.93%) SolarWinds
8 4 (0.93%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.70%) Citrix
9 3 (0.70%) HP
9 3 (0.70%) MathWorks
9 3 (0.70%) Progress
9 3 (0.70%) Sony
9 3 (0.70%) Splunk
9 3 (0.70%) Tableau
10 2 (0.47%) ESRI