Period
to 21 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 44 54
Rank change year-on-year +21 +10 +11
Contract jobs citing Python 421 223 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.72% 4.16% 3.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.41% 10.60% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 116 150
South West median daily rate £525 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £375 £315 £319
90th Percentile £675 £675 £551
England median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 9
South West median hourly rate £43.50 £44.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.25% -1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £35.50 £39.25 £39.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £48.50 £50.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.77 £41.00
% change year-on-year +7.75% +1.87% +9.33%

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 2,565 2,104 2,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.96% 39.27% 37.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,609 1,300 1,285
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £265
90th Percentile £600 £550 £513
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 100 120
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.73% +2.98%
10th Percentile £35.00 £26.75 £31.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +6.02% - +10.67%

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019. 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 +24 116 £550 +29.41% 80
Gloucestershire +23 86 £450 +20.00% 52
Devon +8 75 £550 +4.76% 12
Wiltshire -21 64 £575 +4.55% 22
Somerset +17 34 £480 +10.34% 25
Dorset +8 25 £525 +25.00% 13
Cornwall +6 3 - - 3
Python
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, 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.

1 202 (47.98%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (45.61%) Java
3 168 (39.90%) Amazon AWS
4 164 (38.95%) DevOps
5 139 (33.02%) Linux
6 124 (29.45%) Security Cleared
7 116 (27.55%) Docker
8 115 (27.32%) Ansible
9 90 (21.38%) Git (software)
10 86 (20.43%) SC Cleared
11 81 (19.24%) Terraform
12 75 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
13 72 (17.10%) Bash Shell
14 71 (16.86%) Ruby
15 67 (15.91%) Jenkins
16 66 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
17 64 (15.20%) JavaScript
17 64 (15.20%) SQL
18 60 (14.25%) Windows
18 60 (14.25%) Software Engineering
18 60 (14.25%) Serverless
19 59 (14.01%) C++
20 55 (13.06%) C
20 55 (13.06%) Test Automation
21 54 (12.83%) Kubernetes
22 53 (12.59%) DV Cleared
23 52 (12.35%) AWS CloudFormation
24 51 (12.11%) Microsoft
25 49 (11.64%) C#
25 49 (11.64%) Amazon S3

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 28 (6.65%) JBoss
2 21 (4.99%) Apache Spark
3 19 (4.51%) Apache
4 16 (3.80%) OpenStack
5 15 (3.56%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (2.85%) Confluence
7 7 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.66%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.66%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.66%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (1.19%) nginx
10 4 (0.95%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.48%) CMS
11 2 (0.48%) Jetty
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.24%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) SPSS
3 1 (0.24%) Weka
Business Applications
1 5 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.48%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.24%) C-CURE
4 1 (0.24%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 168 (39.90%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (14.25%) Serverless
4 52 (12.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 49 (11.64%) Amazon S3
6 33 (7.84%) AWS Lambda
7 30 (7.13%) Amazon EC2
8 23 (5.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 22 (5.23%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (4.04%) OpenShift
11 16 (3.80%) GitHub
11 16 (3.80%) PaaS
11 16 (3.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 14 (3.33%) Azure Stack
13 13 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (3.09%) Office 365
14 12 (2.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 11 (2.61%) Amazon ELB
15 11 (2.61%) Amazon SQS
15 11 (2.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.80%) DNS
2 15 (3.56%) HTTP
3 11 (2.61%) Firewall
3 11 (2.61%) Internet
4 10 (2.38%) LAN
4 10 (2.38%) WAN
5 9 (2.14%) SAN
6 6 (1.43%) Kerberos
7 5 (1.19%) SSH
8 4 (0.95%) FTP
8 4 (0.95%) SMTP
9 3 (0.71%) SSL
10 2 (0.48%) BGP
10 2 (0.48%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.48%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.48%) OSPF
10 2 (0.48%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.84%) Hadoop
2 32 (7.60%) MongoDB
3 22 (5.23%) Big Data
4 17 (4.04%) Amazon RDS
5 16 (3.80%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.56%) MySQL
6 15 (3.56%) SQL Server
7 13 (3.09%) NoSQL
8 12 (2.85%) Apache Hive
8 12 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.14%) Geospatial Data
11 5 (1.19%) Data Lake
11 5 (1.19%) DB2
11 5 (1.19%) HBase
11 5 (1.19%) Power BI
12 4 (0.95%) IBM InfoSphere
12 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.71%) BigQuery
13 3 (0.71%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 90 (21.38%) Git (software)
2 67 (15.91%) Jenkins
3 26 (6.18%) Cucumber
4 20 (4.75%) JIRA
5 19 (4.51%) Selenium
6 18 (4.28%) Subversion
7 14 (3.33%) Bitbucket
8 13 (3.09%) Maven
9 12 (2.85%) Vagrant
10 11 (2.61%) CircleCI
10 11 (2.61%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.90%) JMeter
11 8 (1.90%) JUnit
11 8 (1.90%) Rational DOORS
12 7 (1.66%) Gradle
12 7 (1.66%) IBM UrbanCode
13 6 (1.43%) CF BOSH
13 6 (1.43%) GitLab
13 6 (1.43%) Metasploit
13 6 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (11.16%) Finance
2 14 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 13 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.85%) Banking
4 12 (2.85%) Electronics
5 10 (2.38%) Retail
6 9 (2.14%) Marketing
7 5 (1.19%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.95%) Avionics
9 3 (0.71%) Law
10 2 (0.48%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.24%) Front Office
11 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 122 (28.98%) Developer
2 95 (22.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 51 (12.11%) AWS DevOps
4 48 (11.40%) AWS Engineer
5 42 (9.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 32 (7.60%) Software Engineer
7 26 (6.18%) Architect
7 26 (6.18%) Java Developer
8 25 (5.94%) Senior Developer
9 24 (5.70%) Software Developer
10 20 (4.75%) Python Developer
10 20 (4.75%) Python Engineer
10 20 (4.75%) Technical Leader
11 18 (4.28%) Tester
12 17 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (3.80%) Data Engineer
14 13 (3.09%) Consultant
14 13 (3.09%) Embedded Engineer
15 12 (2.85%) Test Engineer
16 11 (2.61%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.08%) Node.js
2 31 (7.36%) CSS
3 30 (7.13%) HTML
4 26 (6.18%) AngularJS
5 25 (5.94%) .NET
6 23 (5.46%) Middleware
6 23 (5.46%) Web Services
7 22 (5.23%) XML
8 21 (4.99%) SOAP
9 17 (4.04%) Django
10 16 (3.80%) React
11 15 (3.56%) JSON
12 14 (3.33%) Kafka
12 14 (3.33%) REST
13 13 (3.09%) Spring
14 12 (2.85%) EJB
14 12 (2.85%) Gherkin
14 12 (2.85%) Hibernate
15 11 (2.61%) RESTful
16 9 (2.14%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.75%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.51%) Data Centre
3 12 (2.85%) Algorithms
3 12 (2.85%) Replication
4 10 (2.38%) Grid Computing
5 9 (2.14%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.90%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.66%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (1.66%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.66%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.66%) User Experience
8 6 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.43%) PKI
9 5 (1.19%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.95%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.95%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 139 (33.02%) Linux
2 60 (14.25%) Windows
3 42 (9.98%) Unix
4 23 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (3.56%) Windows Server
6 13 (3.09%) Ubuntu
7 11 (2.61%) CentOS
7 11 (2.61%) Mac OS X
8 9 (2.14%) Solaris
9 7 (1.66%) Android
9 7 (1.66%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.95%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.71%) VMS
13 2 (0.48%) AIX
13 2 (0.48%) Debian
13 2 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.48%) zOS
14 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (47.98%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (38.95%) DevOps
3 66 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
4 60 (14.25%) Software Engineering
5 55 (13.06%) Test Automation
6 43 (10.21%) Configuration Management
6 43 (10.21%) TDD
7 40 (9.50%) Visualisation
8 37 (8.79%) Continuous Delivery
9 36 (8.55%) Computer Science
9 36 (8.55%) Infrastructure as Code
10 34 (8.08%) Open Source
11 33 (7.84%) Migration
12 30 (7.13%) Continuous Deployment
13 29 (6.89%) Scrum
14 28 (6.65%) Technical Leadership
15 27 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
16 26 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 24 (5.70%) Microservices
18 21 (4.99%) OO
Programming Languages
1 192 (45.61%) Java
2 72 (17.10%) Bash Shell
3 71 (16.86%) Ruby
4 64 (15.20%) JavaScript
4 64 (15.20%) SQL
5 59 (14.01%) C++
6 55 (13.06%) C
7 49 (11.64%) C#
8 47 (11.16%) PowerShell
9 34 (8.08%) Perl
10 30 (7.13%) Scala
11 28 (6.65%) Shell Script
12 13 (3.09%) Java 8
13 11 (2.61%) PHP
14 8 (1.90%) Groovy
14 8 (1.90%) R
15 5 (1.19%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.95%) Go
17 3 (0.71%) Embedded C
17 3 (0.71%) XAML
Qualifications
1 124 (29.45%) Security Cleared
2 86 (20.43%) SC Cleared
3 53 (12.59%) DV Cleared
4 36 (8.55%) Degree
5 27 (6.41%) AWS Certification
6 16 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.19%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.71%) CCNP
11 2 (0.48%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.48%) CCNA
11 2 (0.48%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.48%) ISEB
11 2 (0.48%) MCSA
11 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.48%) OSCP
11 2 (0.48%) RHCE
11 2 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.24%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.61%) QA
2 5 (1.19%) HMG Infosec
2 5 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (1.19%) JSP 440
3 4 (0.95%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.48%) NCSC
4 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.24%) NIST
System Software
1 116 (27.55%) Docker
2 20 (4.75%) Active Directory
3 15 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.43%) LXC
4 6 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (1.19%) oVirt
5 5 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.71%) HDFS
8 2 (0.48%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.24%) Firmware
9 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.24%) XenApp
9 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 115 (27.32%) Ansible
2 81 (19.24%) Terraform
3 54 (12.83%) Kubernetes
4 42 (9.98%) Puppet
5 29 (6.89%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (1.90%) Nagios
6 8 (1.90%) vRealize
7 7 (1.66%) AirWatch
7 7 (1.66%) Graphite
8 6 (1.43%) Nessus
8 6 (1.43%) Nmap
8 6 (1.43%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (1.43%) SCOM
8 6 (1.43%) vCenter Server
8 6 (1.43%) WSUS
9 5 (1.19%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.71%) Packer
10 3 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.48%) IBM Guardium
Vendors
1 51 (12.11%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.46%) Oracle
3 20 (4.75%) Red Hat
4 19 (4.51%) Atlassian
5 18 (4.28%) VMware
6 14 (3.33%) Cisco
7 11 (2.61%) SAP
8 8 (1.90%) Micro Focus
9 7 (1.66%) HP
9 7 (1.66%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.43%) BMC
10 6 (1.43%) Google
10 6 (1.43%) SaltStack
10 6 (1.43%) Tripwire
11 5 (1.19%) Splunk
11 5 (1.19%) Sun
12 4 (0.95%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.95%) Tableau
13 3 (0.71%) Cloudera
13 3 (0.71%) Hortonworks