Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 54 57
Rank change year-on-year +19 +3 +7
Contract jobs citing Python 254 204 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.91% 3.79% 3.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.80% 9.29% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 135 138
South West median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £296
90th Percentile £625 £623 £521
England median daily rate £525 £480 £470
% change year-on-year +9.38% +2.13% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 5
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £32.50 £36.25 £34.80
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00

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 1,985 2,195 2,410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.35% 40.82% 38.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,232 1,408 1,557
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £556 £525 £488
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 161 169
South West median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £41.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -4.31% +19.43%
10th Percentile £22.50 £21.25 £25.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.75 £52.30
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%

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 19 February 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
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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 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 +10 82 £421 -13.59% 63
Devon +28 65 £500 +32.98% 10
Wiltshire +19 40 £600 +21.52% 16
Somerset +13 31 £413 +10.00% 22
Gloucestershire -30 15 £425 -5.56% 34
Dorset -3 11 £425 +21.43% 19
Cornwall - 4 - - 6
Python
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 103 (40.55%) DevOps
2 99 (38.98%) Amazon AWS
3 96 (37.80%) Java
4 92 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (33.86%) Ruby
5 86 (33.86%) Jenkins
6 83 (32.68%) Linux
7 77 (30.31%) Docker
8 74 (29.13%) Git (software)
9 70 (27.56%) Groovy
9 70 (27.56%) Ansible
10 62 (24.41%) Bash Shell
10 62 (24.41%) Puppet
11 54 (21.26%) Web Services
12 52 (20.47%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (19.69%) Security Cleared
14 45 (17.72%) SQL
15 43 (16.93%) Open Source
16 42 (16.54%) Test Automation
17 41 (16.14%) JavaScript
18 38 (14.96%) AWS CloudFormation
19 36 (14.17%) Amazon EC2
20 35 (13.78%) TDD
20 35 (13.78%) Kubernetes
21 34 (13.39%) AWS Lambda
21 34 (13.39%) Serverless
21 34 (13.39%) CSS
22 33 (12.99%) Shell Script
22 33 (12.99%) SC Cleared
23 32 (12.60%) MySQL

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 (6.30%) Apache
2 12 (4.72%) Confluence
2 12 (4.72%) Tomcat
3 11 (4.33%) Cloud Foundry
4 10 (3.94%) nginx
4 10 (3.94%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.15%) SAS
6 6 (2.36%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.97%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.97%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.57%) Alfresco
8 4 (1.57%) IIS
8 4 (1.57%) Mule
9 3 (1.18%) CloudStack
10 2 (0.79%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.79%) Jetty
10 2 (0.79%) Mongrel
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.79%) Houdini
2 2 (0.79%) Maya
2 2 (0.79%) NUKE
2 2 (0.79%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.79%) Simulink
3 1 (0.39%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 7 (2.76%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 99 (38.98%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (14.96%) AWS CloudFormation
3 36 (14.17%) Amazon EC2
4 34 (13.39%) AWS Lambda
4 34 (13.39%) Serverless
5 15 (5.91%) Amazon S3
6 14 (5.51%) PaaS
7 12 (4.72%) GitHub
8 11 (4.33%) OpenShift
9 10 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (3.54%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (2.76%) Route 53
11 7 (2.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (1.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (1.97%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (1.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 5 (1.97%) IaaS
13 3 (1.18%) Google App Engine
13 3 (1.18%) npm
14 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.69%) HTTP
2 11 (4.33%) Firewall
3 10 (3.94%) SMS
3 10 (3.94%) WAN
4 8 (3.15%) LAN
4 8 (3.15%) Wireshark
5 6 (2.36%) BGP
5 6 (2.36%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (2.36%) DHCP
5 6 (2.36%) DNS
5 6 (2.36%) EIGRP
5 6 (2.36%) NX-OS
5 6 (2.36%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.36%) VoIP
6 4 (1.57%) Wireless
7 3 (1.18%) FTP
7 3 (1.18%) Internet
7 3 (1.18%) IPsec
7 3 (1.18%) SSL
7 3 (1.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (12.60%) MySQL
2 28 (11.02%) Amazon RDS
3 26 (10.24%) Relational Database
4 20 (7.87%) NoSQL
5 19 (7.48%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (5.91%) Big Data
6 15 (5.91%) MongoDB
7 10 (3.94%) SQL Server
8 8 (3.15%) RDBMS
9 7 (2.76%) CouchDB
9 7 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.76%) Hadoop
10 6 (2.36%) Amazon Aurora
10 6 (2.36%) GIS
10 6 (2.36%) Pentaho
11 5 (1.97%) Ingres
11 5 (1.97%) MariaDB
11 5 (1.97%) Neo4j
11 5 (1.97%) Riak
12 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 86 (33.86%) Jenkins
2 74 (29.13%) Git (software)
3 30 (11.81%) JIRA
4 22 (8.66%) Maven
5 20 (7.87%) Artifactory
6 15 (5.91%) Selenium
7 14 (5.51%) Gradle
8 11 (4.33%) Eclipse
8 11 (4.33%) SoapUI
9 10 (3.94%) Ant
9 10 (3.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (3.94%) Cucumber
9 10 (3.94%) JUnit
10 9 (3.54%) Visual Studio
11 8 (3.15%) HP UFT
11 8 (3.15%) SonarQube
12 5 (1.97%) git-flow
12 5 (1.97%) Mocha
12 5 (1.97%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.97%) Travis CI
General
1 22 (8.66%) Finance
2 14 (5.51%) Banking
3 7 (2.76%) Law
4 4 (1.57%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.18%) Billing
6 2 (0.79%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Advertising
7 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Marketing
7 1 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 103 (40.55%) Developer
2 60 (23.62%) DevOps Engineer
3 48 (18.90%) Python Developer
4 39 (15.35%) AWS Engineer
5 36 (14.17%) AWS DevOps
6 30 (11.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 21 (8.27%) Java Developer
8 20 (7.87%) AWS Developer
9 15 (5.91%) Administrator
10 14 (5.51%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 13 (5.12%) DevOps Developer
12 12 (4.72%) Analyst
12 12 (4.72%) Systems Administrator
13 10 (3.94%) Automation Engineer
13 10 (3.94%) Software Engineer
14 8 (3.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 8 (3.15%) Systems Engineer
15 7 (2.76%) Consultant
15 7 (2.76%) Django Developer
15 7 (2.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (21.26%) Web Services
2 34 (13.39%) CSS
3 30 (11.81%) HTML
4 27 (10.63%) REST
5 25 (9.84%) XML
6 20 (7.87%) SOAP
7 19 (7.48%) .NET
7 19 (7.48%) jQuery
8 18 (7.09%) Elastic Stack
9 15 (5.91%) Django
9 15 (5.91%) Spring
10 14 (5.51%) RESTful
11 13 (5.12%) Pandas
12 12 (4.72%) Node.js
13 11 (4.33%) Flask
13 11 (4.33%) Spring Boot
14 8 (3.15%) Gherkin
14 8 (3.15%) React
14 8 (3.15%) Servlets
15 7 (2.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.48%) iPad
2 14 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.76%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (2.76%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.76%) Public Cloud
4 5 (1.97%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.18%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.79%) CAN bus
6 2 (0.79%) Cloud Native
6 2 (0.79%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.79%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.39%) CPLD
7 1 (0.39%) CUDA
7 1 (0.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 83 (32.68%) Linux
2 22 (8.66%) Unix
3 21 (8.27%) Windows
4 18 (7.09%) CentOS
5 16 (6.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (3.54%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.18%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.39%) AIX
9 1 (0.39%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.39%) Debian
9 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.39%) VMS
9 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (40.55%) DevOps
2 92 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (20.47%) Continuous Integration
4 43 (16.93%) Open Source
5 42 (16.54%) Test Automation
6 35 (13.78%) TDD
7 31 (12.20%) Configuration Management
8 27 (10.63%) Scrum
9 24 (9.45%) BDD
10 23 (9.06%) Continuous Delivery
11 22 (8.66%) E-Commerce
12 20 (7.87%) Continuous Deployment
12 20 (7.87%) Unit Testing
13 17 (6.69%) MVC
14 16 (6.30%) Data Science
14 16 (6.30%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 15 (5.91%) Software Engineering
16 14 (5.51%) Waterfall
17 13 (5.12%) Coaching
17 13 (5.12%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 96 (37.80%) Java
2 86 (33.86%) Ruby
3 70 (27.56%) Groovy
4 62 (24.41%) Bash Shell
5 45 (17.72%) SQL
6 41 (16.14%) JavaScript
7 33 (12.99%) Shell Script
8 26 (10.24%) C#
9 23 (9.06%) C++
10 15 (5.91%) Perl
10 15 (5.91%) Scala
11 11 (4.33%) R
12 9 (3.54%) PHP
13 8 (3.15%) C
13 8 (3.15%) VBScript
14 7 (2.76%) Jython
14 7 (2.76%) Korn
14 7 (2.76%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.18%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.79%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 50 (19.69%) Security Cleared
2 33 (12.99%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.72%) Degree
4 7 (2.76%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.36%) CCNP
5 6 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.18%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.39%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.97%) SLA
2 4 (1.57%) GCP
3 2 (0.79%) QA
4 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 77 (30.31%) Docker
2 15 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.54%) Active Directory
4 8 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.97%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.57%) Firmware
6 4 (1.57%) Xen
7 2 (0.79%) NFS
7 2 (0.79%) Samba
7 2 (0.79%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.39%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 70 (27.56%) Ansible
2 62 (24.41%) Puppet
3 35 (13.78%) Kubernetes
4 27 (10.63%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (5.91%) Nagios
6 9 (3.54%) Terraform
7 8 (3.15%) CA Service Virtualization
8 6 (2.36%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (2.36%) Opsview
9 4 (1.57%) Rancher
10 2 (0.79%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.79%) Oozie
10 2 (0.79%) Packer
11 1 (0.39%) Bcfg2
11 1 (0.39%) Kibana
11 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.39%) OSSEC
11 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.39%) Salt
11 1 (0.39%) SELinux
Vendors
1 16 (6.30%) VMware
2 11 (4.33%) Red Hat
3 8 (3.15%) CA
3 8 (3.15%) Cisco
3 8 (3.15%) HP
4 6 (2.36%) Google
4 6 (2.36%) Microsoft
5 5 (1.97%) Oracle
6 4 (1.57%) Rackspace
6 4 (1.57%) Tableau
7 3 (1.18%) EMC
7 3 (1.18%) SaltStack
7 3 (1.18%) Splunk
8 2 (0.79%) F5
8 2 (0.79%) IBM
8 2 (0.79%) Juniper
8 2 (0.79%) NetScout
8 2 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.79%) Serena
8 2 (0.79%) ServiceNow