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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 62 89
Rank change year-on-year +20 +27  
Contract jobs citing Python 124 87 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.53% 2.90% 1.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.16% 7.71% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 59 39
Median daily rate £401 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £360 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £46.25 £39.50 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.08% +10.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £35.10 £35.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.90 £36.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £38.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +11.61% +6.16%  

Python is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1020 1128 1172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 37.25% 37.65% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 708 784
Median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 79 71
Median hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.79% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £25.00 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Python as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon +12 47 £425 - 6
Bristol +16 31 £400 +10.34% 30
Gloucestershire +1 18 £375 -16.66% 6
Somerset -2 11 £550 +62.96% 5
Wiltshire - 7 £425 - 10
Dorset 0 6 £338 -23.29% 5
Cornwall - 4 £401 -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 West region with a requirement for Python.

1 91 (43.13%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (36.02%) Linux
3 61 (28.91%) Java
3 61 (28.91%) Git (software)
4 55 (26.07%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (26.07%) Jenkins
5 51 (24.17%) DevOps
6 48 (22.75%) Ruby
7 46 (21.80%) JavaScript
7 46 (21.80%) HTML
7 46 (21.80%) Test Automation
8 42 (19.91%) SQL
8 42 (19.91%) Security Cleared
9 41 (19.43%) CSS
10 40 (18.96%) Software Engineering
11 39 (18.48%) Amazon AWS
12 37 (17.54%) Docker
13 32 (15.17%) Bash Shell
14 30 (14.22%) Puppet
14 30 (14.22%) PostgreSQL
15 27 (12.80%) MySQL
15 27 (12.80%) Perl
15 27 (12.80%) C
15 27 (12.80%) Vagrant
15 27 (12.80%) Open Source
16 26 (12.32%) C++
16 26 (12.32%) Unix
17 24 (11.37%) C#
18 23 (10.90%) TDD
18 23 (10.90%) Scrum

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 16 (7.58%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (5.69%) Apache
3 8 (3.79%) nginx
4 4 (1.90%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.90%) IIS
4 4 (1.90%) Jupyter
4 4 (1.90%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.90%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.42%) Apache Qpid
5 3 (1.42%) CMS
5 3 (1.42%) Confluence
5 3 (1.42%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.95%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.95%) Drupal
7 1 (0.47%) JBoss
7 1 (0.47%) SAS
7 1 (0.47%) Tornado
Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.47%) Maya
1 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (18.48%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.74%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (3.79%) AWS Lambda
3 8 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.37%) GitHub
5 4 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.95%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.47%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.47%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 1 (0.47%) Route 53
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.79%) DNS
2 4 (1.90%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.42%) AMQP
3 3 (1.42%) LAN
3 3 (1.42%) NAS
3 3 (1.42%) SAN
3 3 (1.42%) VoIP
4 2 (0.95%) DHCP
4 2 (0.95%) HTTP
4 2 (0.95%) Internet
4 2 (0.95%) LDAP
4 2 (0.95%) SMS
4 2 (0.95%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.95%) VPN
4 2 (0.95%) WAN
5 1 (0.47%) IPv6
5 1 (0.47%) MQTT
5 1 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.47%) SSH
5 1 (0.47%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.22%) PostgreSQL
2 27 (12.80%) MySQL
3 22 (10.43%) Relational Database
3 22 (10.43%) SQL Server
4 15 (7.11%) MongoDB
5 11 (5.21%) Hadoop
6 10 (4.74%) Big Data
7 8 (3.79%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (3.32%) NoSQL
9 5 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.90%) Redis
11 3 (1.42%) Apache Hive
11 3 (1.42%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.95%) dBASE
12 2 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (0.95%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.95%) QGIS
13 1 (0.47%) Apache Zeppelin
13 1 (0.47%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 61 (28.91%) Git (software)
2 55 (26.07%) Jenkins
3 27 (12.80%) Vagrant
4 13 (6.16%) Hudson
4 13 (6.16%) JIRA
5 11 (5.21%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.37%) Selenium
6 5 (2.37%) Subversion
7 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.42%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.42%) Bower
8 3 (1.42%) CMake
8 3 (1.42%) GoogleTest
8 3 (1.42%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (1.42%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.42%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (1.42%) Rational Functional Tester
8 3 (1.42%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (1.42%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (3.32%) Finance
2 6 (2.84%) Electronics
2 6 (2.84%) Games
3 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.47%) Law
4 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.47%) Marketing
4 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.47%) Publishing
4 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 117 (55.45%) Developer
2 56 (26.54%) Python Developer
3 30 (14.22%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (7.58%) Software Engineer
5 15 (7.11%) AWS Developer
5 15 (7.11%) Java Developer
5 15 (7.11%) Software Developer
6 12 (5.69%) Senior Developer
7 10 (4.74%) Embedded Engineer
8 9 (4.27%) Analyst
9 8 (3.79%) Architect
9 8 (3.79%) AWS Architect
9 8 (3.79%) DV Cleared Java Developer
10 7 (3.32%) Consultant
10 7 (3.32%) Polyglot Developer
10 7 (3.32%) Team Leader
10 7 (3.32%) Test Leader
10 7 (3.32%) Test Team Leader
11 6 (2.84%) Senior Python Developer
11 6 (2.84%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (21.80%) HTML
2 41 (19.43%) CSS
3 22 (10.43%) REST
4 20 (9.48%) Django
5 18 (8.53%) Flask
5 18 (8.53%) HTML5
5 18 (8.53%) XML
6 17 (8.06%) AngularJS
6 17 (8.06%) JSON
6 17 (8.06%) Web Services
7 15 (7.11%) SQLAlchemy
8 14 (6.64%) Node.js
8 14 (6.64%) RESTful
9 13 (6.16%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (4.74%) .NET
10 10 (4.74%) jQuery
11 9 (4.27%) CSS3
11 9 (4.27%) SOAP
12 8 (3.79%) Ajax
12 8 (3.79%) React
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.79%) Computer Science
2 8 (3.79%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.37%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.90%) Algorithms
4 4 (1.90%) Device Driver
5 3 (1.42%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (1.42%) Social Media
6 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.95%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.95%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.47%) Animation
7 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.47%) e-Health
7 1 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.47%) RIA
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 76 (36.02%) Linux
2 26 (12.32%) Unix
3 21 (9.95%) Windows
4 15 (7.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (5.69%) Ubuntu
6 11 (5.21%) Mac OS
7 8 (3.79%) CentOS
8 5 (2.37%) Debian
8 5 (2.37%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (1.42%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.95%) Android
10 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.47%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.47%) Solaris
11 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (43.13%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (26.07%) Continuous Integration
3 51 (24.17%) DevOps
4 46 (21.80%) Test Automation
5 40 (18.96%) Software Engineering
6 27 (12.80%) Open Source
7 23 (10.90%) Scrum
7 23 (10.90%) TDD
8 17 (8.06%) Software Testing
9 15 (7.11%) Front End Development
9 15 (7.11%) OO
9 15 (7.11%) Translating Business Requirements
10 14 (6.64%) Mentoring
11 13 (6.16%) Configuration Management
12 12 (5.69%) Pair Programming
13 11 (5.21%) OWASP
13 11 (5.21%) Web Development
14 10 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (4.74%) Data Engineering
15 9 (4.27%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 61 (28.91%) Java
2 48 (22.75%) Ruby
3 46 (21.80%) JavaScript
4 42 (19.91%) SQL
5 32 (15.17%) Bash Shell
6 27 (12.80%) C
6 27 (12.80%) Perl
7 26 (12.32%) C++
8 24 (11.37%) C#
9 15 (7.11%) PHP
10 10 (4.74%) Embedded C++
10 10 (4.74%) Scala
11 9 (4.27%) PowerShell
12 7 (3.32%) Go
13 6 (2.84%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.90%) Delphi
14 4 (1.90%) TypeScript
15 3 (1.42%) Groovy
15 3 (1.42%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (19.91%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.48%) DV Cleared
3 18 (8.53%) SC Cleared
4 11 (5.21%) ISEB
5 10 (4.74%) Degree
6 7 (3.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (2.84%) AWS Certification
8 5 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.90%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.95%) CISM
10 2 (0.95%) CISSP
11 1 (0.47%) CEH
11 1 (0.47%) CISA
11 1 (0.47%) GSEC
11 1 (0.47%) RHCA
11 1 (0.47%) RHCE
11 1 (0.47%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.11%) QA
2 10 (4.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.90%) DO-178B
3 4 (1.90%) WCAG
4 2 (0.95%) GCP
4 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (17.54%) Docker
2 18 (8.53%) VirtualBox
3 10 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.37%) LXC
5 4 (1.90%) Xen
6 3 (1.42%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.95%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.47%) Firmware
8 1 (0.47%) Gluster
8 1 (0.47%) HDFS
8 1 (0.47%) KVM
8 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (14.22%) Puppet
2 16 (7.58%) Ansible
3 14 (6.64%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (4.27%) Terraform
5 5 (2.37%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.42%) Kibana
6 3 (1.42%) logstash
6 3 (1.42%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.42%) Salt
7 2 (0.95%) SCCM
7 2 (0.95%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.47%) Ambari
8 1 (0.47%) Bcfg2
8 1 (0.47%) Consul
8 1 (0.47%) Graphite
8 1 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.47%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.47%) Oozie
8 1 (0.47%) SELinux
8 1 (0.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 18 (8.53%) Oracle
2 12 (5.69%) Red Hat
2 12 (5.69%) VMware
3 9 (4.27%) SaltStack
4 7 (3.32%) Google
5 5 (2.37%) Cloudera
5 5 (2.37%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.42%) Splunk
6 3 (1.42%) Sybase
6 3 (1.42%) Talend
7 2 (0.95%) arcserve
7 2 (0.95%) Mapbox
8 1 (0.47%) Adobe
8 1 (0.47%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.47%) Dell
8 1 (0.47%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.47%) Huawei
8 1 (0.47%) IBM
8 1 (0.47%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.47%) SAP
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