Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 52 82
Rank change year-on-year +6 +30 +5
Contract jobs citing Python 238 196 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.22% 3.43% 2.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.08% 8.42% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 99 117
South West median daily rate £400 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +9.38% -8.57%
10th Percentile £313 £312 £312
90th Percentile £551 £588 £524
England median daily rate £513 £475 £461
% change year-on-year +7.89% +2.98% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 7
South West median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +25.00% +26.32%
10th Percentile £32.75 £34.75 £27.50
90th Percentile £59.00 £47.50 £40.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.91% +1.95% +18.46%

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 2148 2328 2539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.04% 40.80% 38.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1324 1510 1692
South West median daily rate £388 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -2.03% +2.78%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £513 £493
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 142 170
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -3.18% +12.14%
10th Percentile £17.80 £20.05 £26.10
90th Percentile £50.20 £48.00 £54.90
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +22.79%

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 21 November 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
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 21 November 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 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
Bristol +7 81 £365 -14.12% 34
Devon +31 63 £435 +2.41% 4
Somerset +26 42 £425 +36.00% 8
Gloucestershire -18 25 £400 -11.11% 9
Wiltshire -16 16 £510 +2.00% 15
Dorset -1 5 £434 +9.46% 11
Cornwall - 2 £401 -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 80 (33.61%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (31.51%) Java
3 73 (30.67%) DevOps
4 64 (26.89%) Linux
5 57 (23.95%) Jenkins
6 56 (23.53%) Git (software)
7 54 (22.69%) Amazon AWS
8 46 (19.33%) Web Services
9 45 (18.91%) Test Automation
9 45 (18.91%) Docker
10 41 (17.23%) Ruby
11 38 (15.97%) Scrum
12 37 (15.55%) SQL
13 36 (15.13%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (13.87%) Security Cleared
14 33 (13.87%) Bash Shell
14 33 (13.87%) JavaScript
15 29 (12.18%) Unix
15 29 (12.18%) Groovy
16 28 (11.76%) AWS CloudFormation
16 28 (11.76%) Software Engineering
17 26 (10.92%) C#
18 25 (10.50%) Ansible
18 25 (10.50%) Amazon RDS
18 25 (10.50%) Amazon EC2
19 24 (10.08%) Puppet
19 24 (10.08%) HTML
19 24 (10.08%) AWS Lambda
19 24 (10.08%) Serverless
20 23 (9.66%) JIRA

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 13 (5.46%) Tomcat
2 8 (3.36%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (2.94%) nginx
4 6 (2.52%) Apache
5 5 (2.10%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.10%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (2.10%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.68%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.68%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.26%) Alfresco
7 3 (1.26%) Confluence
7 3 (1.26%) Mule
8 2 (0.84%) CMS
8 2 (0.84%) IIS
8 2 (0.84%) SAS
9 1 (0.42%) Drupal
9 1 (0.42%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.42%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.42%) Tornado
Applications
1 9 (3.78%) Photoshop
2 8 (3.36%) Houdini
2 8 (3.36%) Maya
2 8 (3.36%) NUKE
3 5 (2.10%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.52%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (1.68%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (22.69%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (11.76%) AWS CloudFormation
3 25 (10.50%) Amazon EC2
4 24 (10.08%) AWS Lambda
4 24 (10.08%) Serverless
5 8 (3.36%) PaaS
6 4 (1.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (1.68%) GitHub
7 3 (1.26%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.84%) npm
8 2 (0.84%) Route 53
8 2 (0.84%) SaaS
9 1 (0.42%) Algolia
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.42%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.42%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.46%) LAN
1 13 (5.46%) WAN
2 12 (5.04%) SMS
3 7 (2.94%) HTTP
4 6 (2.52%) Wireshark
5 4 (1.68%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.26%) BGP
6 3 (1.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.26%) EIGRP
6 3 (1.26%) Firewall
6 3 (1.26%) NX-OS
6 3 (1.26%) Skype
6 3 (1.26%) VoIP
6 3 (1.26%) VPN
7 2 (0.84%) DHCP
7 2 (0.84%) DNS
7 2 (0.84%) Internet
7 2 (0.84%) LDAP
7 2 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.50%) Amazon RDS
2 19 (7.98%) MySQL
3 14 (5.88%) Big Data
3 14 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 13 (5.46%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.36%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.10%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.68%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.68%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.84%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.84%) Redis
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.42%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.42%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.42%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 57 (23.95%) Jenkins
2 56 (23.53%) Git (software)
3 23 (9.66%) JIRA
4 15 (6.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 14 (5.88%) Subversion
6 13 (5.46%) Maven
6 13 (5.46%) Selenium
7 11 (4.62%) SoapUI
7 11 (4.62%) Vagrant
8 10 (4.20%) Cucumber
9 8 (3.36%) Bitbucket
9 8 (3.36%) Gradle
9 8 (3.36%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (2.94%) LoadRunner
11 6 (2.52%) Ant
11 6 (2.52%) JMeter
11 6 (2.52%) TeamCity
12 5 (2.10%) Eclipse
12 5 (2.10%) Hudson
12 5 (2.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (3.78%) Finance
2 6 (2.52%) Law
3 5 (2.10%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.26%) Banking
4 3 (1.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.84%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Advertising
6 1 (0.42%) Automotive
6 1 (0.42%) Games
6 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.42%) Military
6 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.42%) Publishing
6 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 117 (49.16%) Developer
2 62 (26.05%) Python Developer
3 45 (18.91%) DevOps Engineer
4 25 (10.50%) AWS Engineer
5 23 (9.66%) AWS DevOps
6 22 (9.24%) AWS Developer
7 20 (8.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 20 (8.40%) Java Developer
8 18 (7.56%) DevOps Developer
9 17 (7.14%) Administrator
10 15 (6.30%) Software Engineer
11 13 (5.46%) Automation Developer
11 13 (5.46%) Automation Engineer
11 13 (5.46%) Software Developer
12 12 (5.04%) Systems Administrator
13 10 (4.20%) Consultant
13 10 (4.20%) Linux Administrator
14 9 (3.78%) Analyst
14 9 (3.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 9 (3.78%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (19.33%) Web Services
2 24 (10.08%) HTML
3 22 (9.24%) CSS
3 22 (9.24%) REST
4 21 (8.82%) Django
5 19 (7.98%) JSON
6 18 (7.56%) XML
7 17 (7.14%) SOAP
8 16 (6.72%) Elastic Stack
8 16 (6.72%) Node.js
9 15 (6.30%) jQuery
9 15 (6.30%) RESTful
10 13 (5.46%) .NET
10 13 (5.46%) React
11 11 (4.62%) AngularJS
12 9 (3.78%) JRuby
13 8 (3.36%) HTML5
13 8 (3.36%) Pandas
13 8 (3.36%) Spring
13 8 (3.36%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.46%) Computer Science
2 12 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.62%) Algorithms
4 9 (3.78%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (3.36%) iPad
6 7 (2.94%) Animation
6 7 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (2.94%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.52%) Cloud Native
7 6 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.26%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.26%) Social Media
8 3 (1.26%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.42%) CESG
10 1 (0.42%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.42%) Renewable Energy
10 1 (0.42%) Smart City
10 1 (0.42%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 64 (26.89%) Linux
2 29 (12.18%) Unix
3 22 (9.24%) Windows
4 21 (8.82%) CentOS
5 18 (7.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (4.20%) Windows Server
7 9 (3.78%) Ubuntu
7 9 (3.78%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.10%) Debian
9 4 (1.68%) AIX
9 4 (1.68%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.68%) VMS
10 1 (0.42%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.42%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (33.61%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (30.67%) DevOps
3 45 (18.91%) Test Automation
4 38 (15.97%) Scrum
5 36 (15.13%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 21 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
8 20 (8.40%) Open Source
9 18 (7.56%) Configuration Management
10 14 (5.88%) Kanban
11 12 (5.04%) TDD
12 11 (4.62%) Unit Testing
13 10 (4.20%) Coaching
13 10 (4.20%) Microservices
14 9 (3.78%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (3.78%) Mentoring
14 9 (3.78%) Waterfall
15 8 (3.36%) Mathematics
15 8 (3.36%) Pair Programming
15 8 (3.36%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (31.51%) Java
2 41 (17.23%) Ruby
3 37 (15.55%) SQL
4 33 (13.87%) Bash Shell
4 33 (13.87%) JavaScript
5 29 (12.18%) Groovy
6 26 (10.92%) C#
7 22 (9.24%) Perl
8 21 (8.82%) C++
9 20 (8.40%) C
10 19 (7.98%) Shell Script
11 12 (5.04%) PHP
12 9 (3.78%) Scala
13 7 (2.94%) PowerShell
14 6 (2.52%) Kotlin
15 4 (1.68%) Jython
15 4 (1.68%) R
15 4 (1.68%) VBScript
16 2 (0.84%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.84%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 33 (13.87%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.30%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.04%) Degree
4 6 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.10%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.68%) ISEB
6 4 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.26%) CCNP
7 3 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.26%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.42%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.42%) CEH
8 1 (0.42%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.42%) CISM
8 1 (0.42%) CISSP
8 1 (0.42%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.42%) RHCA
8 1 (0.42%) RHCE
8 1 (0.42%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.20%) QA
2 8 (3.36%) DO-178B
3 3 (1.26%) SLA
4 2 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.42%) GCP
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.42%) WCAG
System Software
1 45 (18.91%) Docker
2 10 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.20%) Samba
2 10 (4.20%) VirtualBox
3 9 (3.78%) NFS
3 9 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.26%) LXC
7 2 (0.84%) Firmware
7 2 (0.84%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.84%) vSphere
7 2 (0.84%) Xen
8 1 (0.42%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 25 (10.50%) Ansible
2 24 (10.08%) Puppet
3 22 (9.24%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (6.72%) Kubernetes
5 6 (2.52%) Rancher
6 5 (2.10%) Kibana
7 4 (1.68%) CA Service Virtualization
7 4 (1.68%) logstash
7 4 (1.68%) Nagios
7 4 (1.68%) Terraform
8 3 (1.26%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (1.26%) Opsview
9 2 (0.84%) Bcfg2
10 1 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.42%) Grafana
10 1 (0.42%) Icinga
10 1 (0.42%) OSSEC
10 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 21 (8.82%) Red Hat
2 14 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.88%) VMware
3 12 (5.04%) Atlassian
4 11 (4.62%) Oracle
5 6 (2.52%) Citrix
6 5 (2.10%) Cisco
6 5 (2.10%) IBM
7 4 (1.68%) CA
7 4 (1.68%) Google
7 4 (1.68%) HP
8 3 (1.26%) EMC
8 3 (1.26%) F5
9 2 (0.84%) IronPort
9 2 (0.84%) Juniper
9 2 (0.84%) NetApp
9 2 (0.84%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.84%) Splunk
9 2 (0.84%) Tableau