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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
England / South West
Rank 55 48 60
Rank change year-on-year -7 +12  
Contract jobs citing Python 87 104 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.41% 3.63% 2.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.50% 9.55% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 61 50
Median daily rate £465 £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +4.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £42.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £42.50 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.62%  

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 1024 1089 1127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.09% 37.98% 36.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 637 714
Median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.20% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 115 54
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 3 months to 22 March 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
Gloucestershire +1 26 £475 +3.26% 5
Bristol -13 24 £465 +32.85% 24
Devon -7 13 £376 -14.17% 6
Wiltshire +6 9 £481 +9.37% 5
Somerset +7 7 £375 - 17
Dorset +7 3 £338 -38.63% 3
Cornwall -6 2 £325 +8.33% 1
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 108 (54.82%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (43.65%) Linux
3 72 (36.55%) Java
4 64 (32.49%) Security Cleared
5 60 (30.46%) DevOps
6 50 (25.38%) Ruby
7 44 (22.34%) Bash Shell
8 42 (21.32%) DV Cleared
9 41 (20.81%) JavaScript
10 40 (20.30%) Continuous Integration
11 39 (19.80%) Jenkins
12 37 (18.78%) Git (software)
12 37 (18.78%) SQL
12 37 (18.78%) Software Engineering
13 36 (18.27%) Perl
13 36 (18.27%) Docker
14 33 (16.75%) C++
15 31 (15.74%) HTML
15 31 (15.74%) C
15 31 (15.74%) Windows
16 30 (15.23%) Amazon AWS
17 29 (14.72%) Ansible
18 27 (13.71%) Puppet
18 27 (13.71%) TDD
18 27 (13.71%) Scrum
19 26 (13.20%) JIRA
19 26 (13.20%) Selenium
19 26 (13.20%) SQL Server
20 25 (12.69%) Hadoop
21 23 (11.68%) Open Source

Python
Top Related 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 (8.12%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (7.11%) Confluence
3 12 (6.09%) Apache
4 11 (5.58%) Apache Spark
5 9 (4.57%) nginx
6 8 (4.06%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.03%) Jupyter
8 3 (1.52%) Apache Qpid
8 3 (1.52%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.52%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.02%) Apache Pig
9 2 (1.02%) JBoss
9 2 (1.02%) SAS
9 2 (1.02%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.51%) CMS
10 1 (0.51%) Drupal
10 1 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.51%) IIS
10 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.02%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.51%) Maya
3 1 (0.51%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.02%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 30 (15.23%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.57%) GitHub
4 6 (3.05%) Amazon S3
4 6 (3.05%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (3.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 5 (2.54%) Amazon Kinesis
5 5 (2.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 5 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.54%) Route 53
6 3 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.51%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.09%) TCP/IP
2 9 (4.57%) HTTP
3 8 (4.06%) DNS
4 6 (3.05%) SSL
5 5 (2.54%) Internet
6 4 (2.03%) NAS
6 4 (2.03%) SAN
6 4 (2.03%) VoIP
6 4 (2.03%) VPN
6 4 (2.03%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.52%) AMQP
7 3 (1.52%) Firewall
8 2 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.51%) IPv6
9 1 (0.51%) LAN
9 1 (0.51%) Network Security
9 1 (0.51%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.51%) SSH
9 1 (0.51%) WAN
9 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.20%) SQL Server
2 25 (12.69%) Hadoop
3 22 (11.17%) Big Data
4 17 (8.63%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (7.61%) NoSQL
5 15 (7.61%) Relational Database
6 13 (6.60%) MongoDB
7 9 (4.57%) MySQL
8 8 (4.06%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (2.54%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (2.54%) Apache Hive
10 4 (2.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.02%) dBASE
11 2 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (1.02%) Power BI
11 2 (1.02%) QGIS
12 1 (0.51%) Apache Zeppelin
12 1 (0.51%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 39 (19.80%) Jenkins
2 37 (18.78%) Git (software)
3 26 (13.20%) JIRA
3 26 (13.20%) Selenium
4 15 (7.61%) LoadRunner
5 12 (6.09%) Cucumber
6 10 (5.08%) JMeter
6 10 (5.08%) Vagrant
7 8 (4.06%) Ant
7 8 (4.06%) Bitbucket
7 8 (4.06%) Maven
8 7 (3.55%) Hudson
9 6 (3.05%) Subversion
10 5 (2.54%) Artifactory
10 5 (2.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (2.54%) SonarQube
10 5 (2.54%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (2.54%) WebDriver
11 4 (2.03%) GoCD
11 4 (2.03%) Gradle
General
1 11 (5.58%) Finance
2 10 (5.08%) Electronics
3 5 (2.54%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.54%) Marketing
3 5 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.52%) Banking
4 3 (1.52%) Games
5 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 90 (45.69%) Developer
2 30 (15.23%) Python Developer
3 27 (13.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (10.66%) Java Developer
5 17 (8.63%) Software Engineer
6 11 (5.58%) Test Engineer
7 9 (4.57%) Analyst
7 9 (4.57%) DV Cleared Java Developer
7 9 (4.57%) Integration Engineer
7 9 (4.57%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 8 (4.06%) Architect
8 8 (4.06%) AWS Developer
9 7 (3.55%) Big Data Engineer
9 7 (3.55%) Software Developer
10 6 (3.05%) Data Engineer
10 6 (3.05%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (3.05%) Polyglot Developer
10 6 (3.05%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.05%) Test Analyst
11 5 (2.54%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.74%) HTML
2 23 (11.68%) CSS
3 22 (11.17%) Flask
4 21 (10.66%) RESTful
5 20 (10.15%) .NET
6 15 (7.61%) HTML5
7 13 (6.60%) AngularJS
7 13 (6.60%) J2EE
7 13 (6.60%) XML
8 11 (5.58%) Web Services
9 8 (4.06%) CSS3
9 8 (4.06%) Kafka
9 8 (4.06%) REST
9 8 (4.06%) SOAP
9 8 (4.06%) Spring
10 7 (3.55%) Django
11 6 (3.05%) JDBC
11 6 (3.05%) Middleware
11 6 (3.05%) Sass
12 5 (2.54%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.55%) Algorithms
3 6 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.54%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.03%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (1.52%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.52%) Device Driver
6 3 (1.52%) User Experience
7 2 (1.02%) CESG
7 2 (1.02%) Digital TV
7 2 (1.02%) STB
8 1 (0.51%) Animation
8 1 (0.51%) e-Health
8 1 (0.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.51%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.51%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 86 (43.65%) Linux
2 31 (15.74%) Windows
3 21 (10.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (10.66%) Unix
4 14 (7.11%) CentOS
5 12 (6.09%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.03%) CoreOS
6 4 (2.03%) Debian
7 3 (1.52%) Android
7 3 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (54.82%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (30.46%) DevOps
3 40 (20.30%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (18.78%) Software Engineering
5 27 (13.71%) Scrum
5 27 (13.71%) TDD
6 23 (11.68%) Open Source
7 20 (10.15%) Software Testing
8 19 (9.64%) OO
9 18 (9.14%) Configuration Management
10 16 (8.12%) Automated Testing
10 16 (8.12%) SDLC
11 15 (7.61%) Unit Testing
12 14 (7.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (5.58%) Automation Testing
13 11 (5.58%) Integration Testing
14 10 (5.08%) BDD
14 10 (5.08%) Data Engineering
14 10 (5.08%) Defect Tracking
14 10 (5.08%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (36.55%) Java
2 50 (25.38%) Ruby
3 44 (22.34%) Bash Shell
4 41 (20.81%) JavaScript
5 37 (18.78%) SQL
6 36 (18.27%) Perl
7 33 (16.75%) C++
8 31 (15.74%) C
9 21 (10.66%) C#
10 15 (7.61%) Scala
11 12 (6.09%) PowerShell
12 10 (5.08%) Embedded C++
13 7 (3.55%) Go
13 7 (3.55%) PL/SQL
14 5 (2.54%) Embedded C
14 5 (2.54%) MATLAB
14 5 (2.54%) R
15 4 (2.03%) PHP
16 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
17 2 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 64 (32.49%) Security Cleared
2 42 (21.32%) DV Cleared
3 21 (10.66%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.08%) ISEB
4 10 (5.08%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.05%) Degree
6 4 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.02%) CCNA
8 2 (1.02%) CCNP
8 2 (1.02%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.51%) CISA
9 1 (0.51%) CISM
9 1 (0.51%) CISSP
9 1 (0.51%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.54%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (2.54%) QA
2 3 (1.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 36 (18.27%) Docker
2 11 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.08%) LXC
4 5 (2.54%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.03%) Firmware
5 4 (2.03%) VirtualBox
6 2 (1.02%) Snort
7 1 (0.51%) Gluster
7 1 (0.51%) HDFS
7 1 (0.51%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.51%) KVM
7 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (14.72%) Ansible
2 27 (13.71%) Puppet
3 18 (9.14%) Terraform
4 13 (6.60%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (3.55%) Salt
6 5 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (2.54%) Kubernetes
6 5 (2.54%) Nagios
6 5 (2.54%) OSSEC
6 5 (2.54%) Packer
7 3 (1.52%) PowerCLI
8 2 (1.02%) Nessus
8 2 (1.02%) QRadar
8 2 (1.02%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.51%) Ambari
9 1 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.51%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.51%) Oozie
9 1 (0.51%) SELinux
9 1 (0.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 22 (11.17%) Oracle
2 12 (6.09%) SaltStack
2 12 (6.09%) VMware
3 9 (4.57%) Cloudera
4 6 (3.05%) HP
4 6 (3.05%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.05%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.54%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.54%) Google
5 5 (2.54%) New Relic
5 5 (2.54%) SAP
6 3 (1.52%) Splunk
6 3 (1.52%) Sybase
7 2 (1.02%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.02%) Cisco
7 2 (1.02%) Citrix
7 2 (1.02%) IBM
7 2 (1.02%) Intel Security
7 2 (1.02%) Mapbox
7 2 (1.02%) ScanSafe
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