Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 50 62
Rank change year-on-year +10 +12 +25
Contract jobs citing Python 273 220 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.62% 4.03% 3.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.61% 10.73% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 148 103
South West median daily rate £475 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.68% -5.82% +3.66%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £313
90th Percentile £575 £525 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 5
South West median hourly rate £43.13 £46.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.76% +15.63% +15.94%
10th Percentile £34.00 £40.88 £32.70
90th Percentile £47.50 £60.00 £46.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.47% +1.25% +3.90%

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 2,352 2,051 2,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.84% 37.58% 40.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,483 1,250 1,486
South West median daily rate £415 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £263
90th Percentile £563 £513 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 103 155
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% +3.17%
10th Percentile £27.20 £17.80 £21.67
90th Percentile £48.00 £53.75 £51.50
England median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% +6.67% +1.81%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +3 77 £450 +23.71% 79
Wiltshire +33 60 £550 +37.50% 18
Devon -4 38 £488 +14.71% 17
Dorset +20 34 £463 +29.82% 28
Gloucestershire 0 33 £375 -12.79% 35
Somerset -16 11 £500 +8.11% 24
Cornwall -6 8 - - 1
Python
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 117 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (39.56%) Linux
3 96 (35.16%) Java
4 70 (25.64%) Amazon AWS
5 64 (23.44%) Jenkins
6 55 (20.15%) Security Cleared
7 53 (19.41%) Git (software)
8 51 (18.68%) Microsoft Azure
8 51 (18.68%) SQL
9 48 (17.58%) C#
10 47 (17.22%) Test Automation
11 45 (16.48%) Windows
11 45 (16.48%) Software Engineering
11 45 (16.48%) DevOps
12 44 (16.12%) Bash Shell
13 42 (15.38%) Puppet
13 42 (15.38%) JavaScript
14 40 (14.65%) C++
15 38 (13.92%) Ansible
16 36 (13.19%) Migration
17 35 (12.82%) Perl
17 35 (12.82%) Docker
18 34 (12.45%) PowerShell
19 33 (12.09%) Degree
19 33 (12.09%) Finance
20 32 (11.72%) .NET
20 32 (11.72%) Unix
21 31 (11.36%) Scrum
22 30 (10.99%) C
22 30 (10.99%) Opscode Chef

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 (5.13%) Apache Spark
2 10 (3.66%) Apache
3 9 (3.30%) Confluence
4 7 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.56%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.83%) Apache Qpid
5 5 (1.83%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.10%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.10%) SAS
7 2 (0.73%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.37%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.37%) Drupal
8 1 (0.37%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.37%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.37%) IIS
8 1 (0.37%) nginx
8 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (7.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.37%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 70 (25.64%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (18.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.23%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (4.03%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (4.03%) npm
5 10 (3.66%) NuGet
6 9 (3.30%) Sauce Labs
7 8 (2.93%) Amazon S3
7 8 (2.93%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (2.93%) Serverless
8 7 (2.56%) OpenShift
9 6 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (2.20%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (1.83%) Office 365
10 5 (1.83%) Slack
10 5 (1.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (1.47%) GitHub
12 3 (1.10%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (1.10%) IaaS
12 3 (1.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.30%) Cisco Nexus
1 9 (3.30%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.56%) LAN
2 7 (2.56%) NAS
2 7 (2.56%) SAN
3 6 (2.20%) BGP
3 6 (2.20%) WAN
3 6 (2.20%) Wireshark
4 5 (1.83%) EIGRP
4 5 (1.83%) VoIP
5 4 (1.47%) NX-OS
6 3 (1.10%) Bluetooth
6 3 (1.10%) HTTP
6 3 (1.10%) IPv6
6 3 (1.10%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.10%) Kerberos
6 3 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.73%) Firewall
7 2 (0.73%) OpenFlow
7 2 (0.73%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.40%) Hadoop
3 11 (4.03%) Big Data
4 9 (3.30%) MongoDB
4 9 (3.30%) MySQL
5 8 (2.93%) Apache Hive
5 8 (2.93%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.20%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.47%) Apache Accumulo
7 4 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.10%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.10%) GIS
9 2 (0.73%) HBase
9 2 (0.73%) Impala
9 2 (0.73%) KNIME
9 2 (0.73%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 64 (23.44%) Jenkins
2 53 (19.41%) Git (software)
3 21 (7.69%) Selenium
4 19 (6.96%) JMeter
5 18 (6.59%) JIRA
6 17 (6.23%) Cucumber
7 16 (5.86%) Bitbucket
7 16 (5.86%) Sonatype Nexus
8 13 (4.76%) SonarQube
9 12 (4.40%) Maven
10 8 (2.93%) JUnit
11 7 (2.56%) Eclipse
11 7 (2.56%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.83%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (1.83%) WebStorm
13 4 (1.47%) SoapUI
13 4 (1.47%) WATIR
14 3 (1.10%) Artifactory
General
1 33 (12.09%) Finance
2 18 (6.59%) Banking
3 8 (2.93%) Games
4 6 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.47%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.10%) Law
7 2 (0.73%) Back Office
7 2 (0.73%) Electronics
7 2 (0.73%) Marketing
7 2 (0.73%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Automotive
8 1 (0.37%) Avionics
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 100 (36.63%) Developer
2 30 (10.99%) Python Developer
3 27 (9.89%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (9.89%) Java Developer
4 23 (8.42%) Senior Developer
5 22 (8.06%) Architect
6 20 (7.33%) Software Engineer
7 14 (5.13%) Analyst
8 13 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
9 12 (4.40%) Administrator
9 12 (4.40%) AWS DevOps
9 12 (4.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 12 (4.40%) Senior Java Developer
9 12 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.66%) Linux Administrator
11 9 (3.30%) Full Stack Developer
12 8 (2.93%) Games Developer
12 8 (2.93%) Python Engineer
12 8 (2.93%) Test Engineer
13 7 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (11.72%) .NET
2 26 (9.52%) HTML
2 26 (9.52%) React
3 20 (7.33%) XML
4 19 (6.96%) SOAP
5 18 (6.59%) CSS
6 17 (6.23%) Node.js
7 16 (5.86%) Web Services
8 15 (5.49%) ASP.NET
8 15 (5.49%) JSON
8 15 (5.49%) REST
9 13 (4.76%) HTML5
10 12 (4.40%) Django
10 12 (4.40%) Spring
11 11 (4.03%) AngularJS
11 11 (4.03%) Gherkin
11 11 (4.03%) Spring Boot
12 9 (3.30%) JSP
13 8 (2.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 7 (2.56%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.96%) Linux Command Line
3 16 (5.86%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.56%) Algorithms
4 7 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.20%) Wiki
6 5 (1.83%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.83%) Replication
7 4 (1.47%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.47%) DataPower
7 4 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.47%) User Experience
8 3 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.10%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.10%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.10%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.10%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 108 (39.56%) Linux
2 45 (16.48%) Windows
3 32 (11.72%) Unix
4 20 (7.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.30%) CentOS
5 9 (3.30%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.93%) AIX
6 8 (2.93%) Debian
7 7 (2.56%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.10%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.73%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.37%) Android
10 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.37%) Fedora
10 1 (0.37%) Solaris
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (17.22%) Test Automation
3 45 (16.48%) DevOps
3 45 (16.48%) Software Engineering
4 36 (13.19%) Migration
5 31 (11.36%) Scrum
6 28 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (9.89%) Configuration Management
7 27 (9.89%) TDD
8 24 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (7.69%) BDD
9 21 (7.69%) Mentoring
9 21 (7.69%) Open Source
9 21 (7.69%) SDLC
10 20 (7.33%) Integration Testing
11 19 (6.96%) IT Strategy
12 18 (6.59%) Coaching
13 17 (6.23%) Microservices
14 16 (5.86%) Collaborative Working
15 15 (5.49%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 96 (35.16%) Java
2 51 (18.68%) SQL
3 48 (17.58%) C#
4 44 (16.12%) Bash Shell
5 42 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 40 (14.65%) C++
7 35 (12.82%) Perl
8 34 (12.45%) PowerShell
9 30 (10.99%) C
10 22 (8.06%) Ruby
11 16 (5.86%) PHP
11 16 (5.86%) Shell Script
12 9 (3.30%) Go
12 9 (3.30%) PL/SQL
13 8 (2.93%) Embedded C
13 8 (2.93%) R
13 8 (2.93%) Scala
14 7 (2.56%) VC++
15 6 (2.20%) Korn
16 5 (1.83%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 55 (20.15%) Security Cleared
2 33 (12.09%) Degree
3 25 (9.16%) SC Cleared
4 22 (8.06%) DV Cleared
5 12 (4.40%) AWS Certification
6 8 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.93%) Postgraduate
7 7 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (2.20%) CCNP
8 6 (2.20%) ISTQB
8 6 (2.20%) Master's Degree
8 6 (2.20%) RHCE
9 4 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.10%) CCNA
10 3 (1.10%) MCSA
11 2 (0.73%) CISSP
11 2 (0.73%) ISEB
11 2 (0.73%) PhD
12 1 (0.37%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.93%) HMG Infosec
1 8 (2.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 8 (2.93%) JSP 440
2 6 (2.20%) QA
3 2 (0.73%) ARP4754
3 2 (0.73%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.37%) GDPR
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (12.82%) Docker
2 20 (7.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.47%) NFS
5 4 (1.47%) Samba
6 2 (0.73%) HDFS
6 2 (0.73%) KVM
6 2 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.37%) Firmware
7 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.37%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 42 (15.38%) Puppet
2 38 (13.92%) Ansible
3 30 (10.99%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (10.26%) Kubernetes
5 25 (9.16%) Terraform
6 9 (3.30%) Grafana
7 7 (2.56%) Nagios
8 5 (1.83%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (1.83%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.83%) Opsview
9 4 (1.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 3 (1.10%) CA Service Virtualization
11 2 (0.73%) Ambari
11 2 (0.73%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.73%) Kibana
11 2 (0.73%) Rsyslog
11 2 (0.73%) Salt
12 1 (0.37%) ArcSight ESM
12 1 (0.37%) Perfmon
12 1 (0.37%) SELinux
Vendors
1 25 (9.16%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.06%) Splunk
3 15 (5.49%) Red Hat
3 15 (5.49%) VMware
4 14 (5.13%) Cisco
5 12 (4.40%) Oracle
6 9 (3.30%) AppDynamics
6 9 (3.30%) Veracode
7 8 (2.93%) IBM
8 7 (2.56%) Apigee
8 7 (2.56%) Atlassian
8 7 (2.56%) Google
8 7 (2.56%) Juniper
9 4 (1.47%) CA Agile Central
9 4 (1.47%) Dell
9 4 (1.47%) EMC
9 4 (1.47%) Informatica
9 4 (1.47%) Veritas
10 3 (1.10%) CA
10 3 (1.10%) Micro Focus