Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 48 54
Rank change year-on-year +14 +6 +14
Contract jobs citing Python 375 228 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.79% 4.10% 3.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.35% 10.78% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 120 104
South West median daily rate £480 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.36% -8.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £340 £299 £313
90th Percentile £588 £625 £638
England median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 6
South West median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +18.06%
10th Percentile £34.75 £33.25 £34.38
90th Percentile £50.00 £57.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +9.38% +4.58% -1.92%

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 2,614 2,116 2,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.36% 38.09% 40.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,684 1,300 1,484
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £300 £270 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 97 149
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £26.25 £19.90 £20.40
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.60
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year +5.48% +1.60% +4.99%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +2 107 £475 +30.14% 84
Wiltshire +27 98 £550 +15.79% 19
Devon +3 57 £480 +6.67% 26
Gloucestershire +11 45 £475 +11.11% 40
Dorset +17 27 £513 +20.65% 32
Somerset -27 17 £431 +1.47% 15
Cornwall 0 8 - - 2
Python
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 200 (53.33%) Linux
2 133 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (34.67%) Java
4 102 (27.20%) Amazon AWS
5 89 (23.73%) Security Cleared
6 78 (20.80%) Analytical Skills
7 72 (19.20%) SQL
8 69 (18.40%) Git (software)
8 69 (18.40%) Jenkins
9 65 (17.33%) DevOps
10 61 (16.27%) Bash Shell
11 59 (15.73%) C
11 59 (15.73%) Software Engineering
12 58 (15.47%) C++
12 58 (15.47%) Unix
13 57 (15.20%) Test Automation
14 56 (14.93%) PowerShell
15 52 (13.87%) SC Cleared
15 52 (13.87%) Degree
15 52 (13.87%) Microsoft
15 52 (13.87%) Docker
16 50 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
16 50 (13.33%) Puppet
17 48 (12.80%) DV Cleared
18 45 (12.00%) XML
19 44 (11.73%) Windows
19 44 (11.73%) JSON
20 42 (11.20%) JavaScript
20 42 (11.20%) TDD
21 41 (10.93%) Finance

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 20 (5.33%) Apache
2 16 (4.27%) Apache Spark
3 13 (3.47%) Confluence
4 10 (2.67%) nginx
5 8 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.87%) JBoss
7 6 (1.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 6 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.60%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.60%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.33%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.07%) Apache Qpid
9 4 (1.07%) IIS
10 3 (0.80%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.80%) CMS
11 2 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.53%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (4.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.53%) Autodesk Smoke
5 2 (0.53%) Houdini
5 2 (0.53%) Maya
5 2 (0.53%) NUKE
6 1 (0.27%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.27%) HipChat
6 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.60%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Maximo
3 1 (0.27%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 102 (27.20%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (5.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (4.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (3.47%) Amazon S3
5 13 (3.47%) GitHub
5 13 (3.47%) Serverless
6 12 (3.20%) OpenShift
7 11 (2.93%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (1.87%) IaaS
9 6 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (1.60%) npm
9 6 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (1.33%) Apigee
10 5 (1.33%) NuGet
10 5 (1.33%) PaaS
10 5 (1.33%) Sauce Labs
10 5 (1.33%) Slack
11 4 (1.07%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.27%) HTTP
2 12 (3.20%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (2.93%) Bluetooth
4 10 (2.67%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.40%) LAN
6 8 (2.13%) NAS
6 8 (2.13%) SAN
7 7 (1.87%) WAN
8 6 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (1.33%) Software-Defined Radio
10 4 (1.07%) Internet
10 4 (1.07%) IPv6
10 4 (1.07%) iSCSI
10 4 (1.07%) VPN
11 3 (0.80%) DNS
11 3 (0.80%) Firewall
11 3 (0.80%) OpenFlow
12 2 (0.53%) BGP
12 2 (0.53%) SSH
12 2 (0.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.93%) Big Data
2 37 (9.87%) Relational Database
3 16 (4.27%) SQL Server
4 14 (3.73%) Hadoop
5 12 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (2.93%) Apache Hive
6 11 (2.93%) MySQL
7 8 (2.13%) GIS
7 8 (2.13%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.87%) Geospatial Data
9 5 (1.33%) Data Lake
10 4 (1.07%) Amazon Athena
10 4 (1.07%) Apache Accumulo
10 4 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.07%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.07%) Redis
10 4 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.07%) Sqoop
11 3 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.80%) HBase
Development Applications
1 69 (18.40%) Git (software)
1 69 (18.40%) Jenkins
2 27 (7.20%) JIRA
3 21 (5.60%) Selenium
4 17 (4.53%) JMeter
5 15 (4.00%) Cucumber
6 13 (3.47%) Bitbucket
7 12 (3.20%) Maven
7 12 (3.20%) Rational DOORS
8 11 (2.93%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (2.67%) SonarQube
10 8 (2.13%) JUnit
11 6 (1.60%) Subversion
11 6 (1.60%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.33%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (1.07%) CF BOSH
13 4 (1.07%) GitLab
13 4 (1.07%) WATIR
14 3 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 41 (10.93%) Finance
2 28 (7.47%) Banking
3 11 (2.93%) Aerospace
4 10 (2.67%) Games
5 6 (1.60%) Law
5 6 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.07%) Avionics
7 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Automotive
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
8 1 (0.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 114 (30.40%) Developer
2 50 (13.33%) Architect
3 38 (10.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 35 (9.33%) Solutions Architect
5 34 (9.07%) Administrator
6 27 (7.20%) Python Developer
7 26 (6.93%) Java Developer
7 26 (6.93%) Senior Developer
8 21 (5.60%) AWS DevOps
8 21 (5.60%) AWS Engineer
9 20 (5.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 18 (4.80%) Software Engineer
11 17 (4.53%) Systems Engineer
12 14 (3.73%) Python Engineer
13 12 (3.20%) Applications Architect
13 12 (3.20%) Embedded Engineer
14 11 (2.93%) Analyst
14 11 (2.93%) Linux Engineer
14 11 (2.93%) Test Engineer
15 10 (2.67%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (12.00%) XML
2 44 (11.73%) JSON
3 40 (10.67%) HTML
4 38 (10.13%) Web Services
5 36 (9.60%) SOAP
6 31 (8.27%) CSS
7 28 (7.47%) .NET
8 25 (6.67%) JSP
9 24 (6.40%) Node.js
10 21 (5.60%) HTML5
11 17 (4.53%) React
12 16 (4.27%) Middleware
13 15 (4.00%) REST
14 12 (3.20%) Django
15 11 (2.93%) Gherkin
16 10 (2.67%) Sass
17 9 (2.40%) Spring
18 8 (2.13%) CSS3
18 8 (2.13%) Spring Boot
18 8 (2.13%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 78 (20.80%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.87%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (2.93%) Embedded Systems
4 10 (2.67%) Algorithms
5 7 (1.87%) Device Driver
5 7 (1.87%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.60%) PKI
6 6 (1.60%) Wiki
7 5 (1.33%) Animation
7 5 (1.33%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.33%) Cloud Native
7 5 (1.33%) DataPower
7 5 (1.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (1.33%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.07%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.07%) Verilog
8 4 (1.07%) VHDL
9 3 (0.80%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 200 (53.33%) Linux
2 58 (15.47%) Unix
3 44 (11.73%) Windows
4 41 (10.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (4.27%) CentOS
5 16 (4.27%) Windows Server
6 12 (3.20%) Ubuntu
7 10 (2.67%) Embedded Linux
8 9 (2.40%) Debian
8 9 (2.40%) Mac OS X
9 6 (1.60%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.07%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.53%) Android
11 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.27%) Fedora
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (17.33%) DevOps
3 59 (15.73%) Software Engineering
4 57 (15.20%) Test Automation
5 42 (11.20%) TDD
6 40 (10.67%) Computer Science
6 40 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (10.40%) Critical Thinking
8 38 (10.13%) Configuration Management
9 35 (9.33%) BDD
9 35 (9.33%) IT Strategy
10 34 (9.07%) Scrum
11 32 (8.53%) Data Science
11 32 (8.53%) Migration
11 32 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
11 32 (8.53%) Technical Architecture
12 26 (6.93%) Information Security
13 25 (6.67%) Integration Testing
14 24 (6.40%) DSDM
14 24 (6.40%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 130 (34.67%) Java
2 72 (19.20%) SQL
3 61 (16.27%) Bash Shell
4 59 (15.73%) C
5 58 (15.47%) C++
6 56 (14.93%) PowerShell
7 42 (11.20%) JavaScript
8 34 (9.07%) C#
9 32 (8.53%) Perl
10 30 (8.00%) Ruby
11 26 (6.93%) R
12 25 (6.67%) Shell Script
13 18 (4.80%) Go
14 12 (3.20%) Scala
15 11 (2.93%) PL/SQL
16 10 (2.67%) Embedded C
17 9 (2.40%) Embedded C++
18 8 (2.13%) Java 8
19 7 (1.87%) PHP
19 7 (1.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 89 (23.73%) Security Cleared
2 52 (13.87%) Degree
2 52 (13.87%) SC Cleared
3 48 (12.80%) DV Cleared
4 15 (4.00%) RHCE
5 13 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (3.20%) AWS Certification
7 8 (2.13%) Postgraduate
8 6 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.33%) CCNA
9 5 (1.33%) Master's Degree
9 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.07%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.80%) CISSP
11 3 (0.80%) ISEB
11 3 (0.80%) MCSA
12 2 (0.53%) CompTIA Security+
12 2 (0.53%) MCSE
12 2 (0.53%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.40%) HMG Infosec
1 24 (6.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 24 (6.40%) JSP 440
2 6 (1.60%) QA
3 4 (1.07%) ARP4754
3 4 (1.07%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.53%) GDPR
5 1 (0.27%) EMIR
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) MiFID
System Software
1 52 (13.87%) Docker
2 17 (4.53%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.40%) NFS
3 9 (2.40%) Samba
4 6 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.80%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.80%) KVM
7 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.53%) vSphere
8 1 (0.27%) Firmware
8 1 (0.27%) iptables
Systems Management
1 50 (13.33%) Puppet
2 37 (9.87%) Ansible
2 37 (9.87%) Kubernetes
3 30 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (7.47%) Terraform
5 9 (2.40%) Nagios
6 8 (2.13%) Grafana
7 5 (1.33%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (1.07%) CA Service Virtualization
8 4 (1.07%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.07%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (0.80%) Icinga
10 2 (0.53%) Kibana
10 2 (0.53%) Rsyslog
11 1 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.27%) Opsview
11 1 (0.27%) Salt
11 1 (0.27%) Suricata
11 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 52 (13.87%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.00%) Red Hat
3 23 (6.13%) Teradata
4 22 (5.87%) Oracle
5 20 (5.33%) Splunk
6 17 (4.53%) Atlassian
7 15 (4.00%) Cisco
8 10 (2.67%) Juniper
9 8 (2.13%) IBM
10 6 (1.60%) AppDynamics
11 5 (1.33%) Dell
11 5 (1.33%) SaltStack
11 5 (1.33%) Veracode
12 4 (1.07%) CA
12 4 (1.07%) CA Agile Central
12 4 (1.07%) EMC
12 4 (1.07%) Google
12 4 (1.07%) Informatica
12 4 (1.07%) Micro Focus
12 4 (1.07%) Veritas