Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 2018 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 60 51
Rank change year-on-year +22 -9 +23
Contract jobs citing Python 239 189 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.73% 3.60% 3.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.38% 9.10% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 147 154
South West median daily rate £475 £441 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.71% +11.29% -9.43%
10th Percentile £334 £325 £300
90th Percentile £663 £575 £500
England median daily rate £525 £500 £470
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 2
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +3.38%
10th Percentile £37.00 £38.50 £33.83
90th Percentile £47.05 £52.25 £42.88
England median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £38.38
% change year-on-year +0.61% +6.84% -4.06%

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 1,930 2,076 2,257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.17% 39.55% 38.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,179 1,285 1,398
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £563 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +6.15% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 145 198
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% +13.51%
10th Percentile £26.70 £27.80 £24.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £52.33
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -1.20% +7.10% +10.71%

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 27 May 2018.

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 6 months to 27 May 2018. 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 +23 76 £425 -8.60% 81
Wiltshire +38 49 £600 +26.32% 7
Devon +1 48 £500 +23.38% 19
Dorset 0 19 £423 +22.91% 30
Gloucestershire -20 19 £275 -42.11% 37
Somerset +2 16 £425 +6.25% 15
Cornwall -2 5 - - 9
Python
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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 94 (39.33%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (38.49%) Linux
3 91 (38.08%) DevOps
4 89 (37.24%) Java
5 86 (35.98%) Amazon AWS
6 83 (34.73%) Jenkins
7 78 (32.64%) Ansible
8 75 (31.38%) Docker
9 74 (30.96%) Ruby
10 68 (28.45%) Puppet
11 65 (27.20%) Git (software)
12 58 (24.27%) Bash Shell
13 57 (23.85%) Groovy
14 56 (23.43%) Security Cleared
14 56 (23.43%) Continuous Integration
15 47 (19.67%) SQL
16 43 (17.99%) Kubernetes
17 41 (17.15%) Open Source
18 39 (16.32%) JavaScript
19 38 (15.90%) Windows
19 38 (15.90%) Configuration Management
19 38 (15.90%) SC Cleared
20 36 (15.06%) Test Automation
21 35 (14.64%) C++
22 34 (14.23%) Opscode Chef
23 32 (13.39%) Microsoft Azure
23 32 (13.39%) C#
23 32 (13.39%) TDD
24 31 (12.97%) Shell Script
25 30 (12.55%) Web Services

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 14 (5.86%) Apache
2 13 (5.44%) Confluence
3 10 (4.18%) SAS
4 7 (2.93%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (2.93%) nginx
5 5 (2.09%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.09%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.67%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.67%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.26%) CloudStack
7 3 (1.26%) IIS
8 2 (0.84%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.84%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.84%) Mule
8 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.42%) Apache Qpid
9 1 (0.42%) Jetty
9 1 (0.42%) Mongrel
Applications
1 5 (2.09%) Doxygen
1 5 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.84%) Simulink
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 86 (35.98%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (13.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (10.04%) AWS CloudFormation
4 23 (9.62%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (9.21%) AWS Lambda
5 22 (9.21%) Serverless
6 14 (5.86%) OpenShift
7 12 (5.02%) Amazon S3
8 11 (4.60%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (4.18%) PaaS
10 9 (3.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 9 (3.77%) GitHub
11 7 (2.93%) Amazon ELB
11 7 (2.93%) npm
11 7 (2.93%) Route 53
11 7 (2.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (2.09%) IaaS
13 4 (1.67%) NuGet
14 3 (1.26%) Sauce Labs
15 2 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.69%) HTTP
2 11 (4.60%) WAN
3 10 (4.18%) Firewall
4 9 (3.77%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.35%) BGP
5 8 (3.35%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (3.35%) EIGRP
5 8 (3.35%) LAN
5 8 (3.35%) NX-OS
5 8 (3.35%) VoIP
5 8 (3.35%) Wireshark
6 7 (2.93%) SSH
7 5 (2.09%) DNS
7 5 (2.09%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.26%) FTP
8 3 (1.26%) Internet
8 3 (1.26%) SMS
8 3 (1.26%) SSL
9 2 (0.84%) SMTP
9 2 (0.84%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.30%) MySQL
2 21 (8.79%) NoSQL
3 20 (8.37%) Relational Database
4 18 (7.53%) MongoDB
5 17 (7.11%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (5.86%) Amazon RDS
7 13 (5.44%) SQL Server
8 9 (3.77%) Big Data
8 9 (3.77%) Hadoop
9 8 (3.35%) RDBMS
10 7 (2.93%) CouchDB
11 6 (2.51%) Neo4j
12 5 (2.09%) Amazon Aurora
12 5 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (2.09%) GIS
12 5 (2.09%) Pentaho
12 5 (2.09%) Riak
13 4 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (1.67%) Ingres
13 4 (1.67%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 83 (34.73%) Jenkins
2 65 (27.20%) Git (software)
3 28 (11.72%) JIRA
4 22 (9.21%) Artifactory
5 17 (7.11%) Eclipse
6 15 (6.28%) Maven
7 11 (4.60%) Gradle
8 10 (4.18%) Visual Studio
9 9 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (3.35%) Selenium
10 8 (3.35%) SonarQube
11 7 (2.93%) Cucumber
11 7 (2.93%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (2.51%) Bitbucket
12 6 (2.51%) JMeter
12 6 (2.51%) JUnit
13 5 (2.09%) git-flow
13 5 (2.09%) Jasmine
13 5 (2.09%) Karma Test Runner
13 5 (2.09%) Mocha
General
1 30 (12.55%) Finance
2 14 (5.86%) Banking
3 6 (2.51%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.26%) Billing
4 3 (1.26%) Electronics
4 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.26%) Marketing
5 2 (0.84%) Back Office
6 1 (0.42%) Advertising
6 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 76 (31.80%) Developer
2 54 (22.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (11.30%) Python Developer
4 25 (10.46%) AWS Engineer
5 22 (9.21%) AWS DevOps
6 21 (8.79%) Java Developer
7 20 (8.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 20 (8.37%) Software Engineer
8 19 (7.95%) Administrator
9 14 (5.86%) Analyst
10 11 (4.60%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 10 (4.18%) Linux Administrator
11 10 (4.18%) Senior Developer
12 9 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
13 8 (3.35%) Consultant
13 8 (3.35%) Network Engineer
13 8 (3.35%) Senior Network Engineer
14 7 (2.93%) Junior
14 7 (2.93%) Software Developer
14 7 (2.93%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.55%) Web Services
2 23 (9.62%) CSS
3 22 (9.21%) .NET
3 22 (9.21%) HTML
4 20 (8.37%) REST
5 17 (7.11%) XML
6 16 (6.69%) Elastic Stack
7 14 (5.86%) SOAP
7 14 (5.86%) Spring
8 12 (5.02%) ASP.NET
8 12 (5.02%) jQuery
9 11 (4.60%) React
10 10 (4.18%) Spring Boot
11 9 (3.77%) Django
11 9 (3.77%) Node.js
11 9 (3.77%) STL
12 8 (3.35%) AngularJS
13 7 (2.93%) Apache Wicket
13 7 (2.93%) Play Framework
13 7 (2.93%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.60%) iPad
3 9 (3.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 7 (2.93%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.51%) CPLD
5 6 (2.51%) CUDA
6 5 (2.09%) Digital Media
6 5 (2.09%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.26%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.26%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.26%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.26%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.26%) User Experience
8 2 (0.84%) CAN bus
8 2 (0.84%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.84%) Replication
8 2 (0.84%) RIA
8 2 (0.84%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 92 (38.49%) Linux
2 38 (15.90%) Windows
3 23 (9.62%) Unix
4 14 (5.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (5.02%) CentOS
6 8 (3.35%) AIX
7 7 (2.93%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.26%) Debian
9 2 (0.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.42%) Solaris
10 1 (0.42%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (39.33%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (38.08%) DevOps
3 56 (23.43%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (17.15%) Open Source
5 38 (15.90%) Configuration Management
6 36 (15.06%) Test Automation
7 32 (13.39%) TDD
8 27 (11.30%) Software Engineering
9 23 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (8.79%) Unit Testing
11 19 (7.95%) SDLC
12 18 (7.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 18 (7.53%) Migration
13 17 (7.11%) BDD
13 17 (7.11%) Continuous Deployment
13 17 (7.11%) MVC
14 15 (6.28%) E-Commerce
15 14 (5.86%) Continuous Delivery
15 14 (5.86%) Microservices
16 13 (5.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (37.24%) Java
2 74 (30.96%) Ruby
3 58 (24.27%) Bash Shell
4 57 (23.85%) Groovy
5 47 (19.67%) SQL
6 39 (16.32%) JavaScript
7 35 (14.64%) C++
8 32 (13.39%) C#
9 31 (12.97%) Shell Script
10 25 (10.46%) Perl
11 16 (6.69%) PHP
12 14 (5.86%) PowerShell
12 14 (5.86%) Scala
13 11 (4.60%) C
14 10 (4.18%) R
15 9 (3.77%) Korn
16 7 (2.93%) VC++
17 4 (1.67%) Jython
18 3 (1.26%) Objective-C
18 3 (1.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (23.43%) Security Cleared
2 38 (15.90%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.02%) Degree
4 9 (3.77%) DV Cleared
5 8 (3.35%) CCNP
5 8 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.67%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.26%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.42%) ISEB
8 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.42%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.42%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.93%) GCP
2 2 (0.84%) SLA
3 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 75 (31.38%) Docker
2 20 (8.37%) Active Directory
3 15 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.35%) Firmware
5 5 (2.09%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.84%) HDFS
6 2 (0.84%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.42%) vSphere
7 1 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 78 (32.64%) Ansible
2 68 (28.45%) Puppet
3 43 (17.99%) Kubernetes
4 34 (14.23%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (7.53%) Terraform
6 17 (7.11%) Nagios
7 8 (3.35%) Cisco Prime
7 8 (3.35%) Opsview
8 4 (1.67%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (1.67%) SELinux
9 3 (1.26%) CA Service Virtualization
9 3 (1.26%) Grafana
9 3 (1.26%) HP ALM
9 3 (1.26%) Packer
9 3 (1.26%) Rancher
9 3 (1.26%) Salt
10 2 (0.84%) Ambari
10 2 (0.84%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.84%) Netcool
10 2 (0.84%) Oozie
Vendors
1 22 (9.21%) VMware
2 11 (4.60%) Splunk
3 10 (4.18%) Cisco
4 7 (2.93%) Google
4 7 (2.93%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.09%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.67%) Hortonworks
6 4 (1.67%) HP
7 3 (1.26%) Apigee
7 3 (1.26%) AppDynamics
7 3 (1.26%) CA
7 3 (1.26%) SaltStack
7 3 (1.26%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.26%) Veracode
8 2 (0.84%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.84%) IBM
8 2 (0.84%) Informatica
8 2 (0.84%) Micro Focus
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle
8 2 (0.84%) SAP