Period
to 17 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley 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 17 February 2020 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
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 46 57
Rank change year-on-year +19 +11 -16
Contract jobs citing Python 296 293 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 6.16% 4.45% 3.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.82% 12.69% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 162 141
Thames Valley median daily rate £450 £466 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.49% +3.61% -
10th Percentile £363 £360 £338
90th Percentile £615 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 9
Thames Valley median hourly rate £18.50 £45.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.89% +462.50% -75.38%
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +12.50% -3.61%

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 Thames Valley with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Thames Valley
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,573 2,308 2,698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 32.72% 35.07% 36.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 1,460 1,567
Thames Valley median daily rate £445 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 43 42
Thames Valley median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.41% +6.25% +11.89%
10th Percentile £17.10 £18.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £51.25 £60.90
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +9.76%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings citing Python as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for Python in the Thames Valley

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python in the Thames Valley.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in the Thames Valley

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Thames Valley

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in the Thames Valley

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python in the Thames Valley.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in the Thames Valley

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Thames Valley

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Python in the Thames Valley

Python
Contract Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 17 February 2020. 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
Berkshire +13 170 £475 - 103
Oxfordshire +13 69 £450 -7.69% 86
Buckinghamshire +26 57 £425 +2.41% 28
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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 Thames Valley region with a requirement for Python.

1 96 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (29.05%) DevOps
3 74 (25.00%) SQL
4 72 (24.32%) Java
5 71 (23.99%) JavaScript
6 69 (23.31%) Git (software)
7 67 (22.64%) Azure
8 65 (21.96%) Linux
9 58 (19.59%) AWS
10 55 (18.58%) Test Automation
11 52 (17.57%) Docker
12 51 (17.23%) Ansible
13 47 (15.88%) Software Engineering
14 46 (15.54%) PHP
15 44 (14.86%) Web Services
16 42 (14.19%) Perl
17 39 (13.18%) Kubernetes
18 37 (12.50%) Jenkins
18 37 (12.50%) Analytics
19 36 (12.16%) C#
20 35 (11.82%) C++
21 34 (11.49%) Web Development
21 34 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
22 33 (11.15%) Terraform
22 33 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
22 33 (11.15%) Microsoft
23 32 (10.81%) ETL
23 32 (10.81%) Computer Science
24 31 (10.47%) Degree
24 31 (10.47%) TDD

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 15 (5.07%) Apache Spark
2 12 (4.05%) Apache
3 6 (2.03%) Jupyter
3 6 (2.03%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.69%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.69%) Tornado
5 4 (1.35%) ArcGIS
5 4 (1.35%) Confluence
6 3 (1.01%) CMS
6 3 (1.01%) IIS
6 3 (1.01%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.68%) Drupal
7 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.68%) SAS
7 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.68%) WordPress
8 1 (0.34%) Moodle
8 1 (0.34%) nginx
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (6.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.34%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 67 (22.64%) Azure
2 58 (19.59%) AWS
3 31 (10.47%) GCP
4 25 (8.45%) PaaS
4 25 (8.45%) Power Platform
5 10 (3.38%) IaaS
5 10 (3.38%) Serverless
6 8 (2.70%) OpenShift
7 7 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (2.36%) Azure Machine Learning
8 5 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.69%) SaaS
9 4 (1.35%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.35%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.68%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.68%) Kong
11 2 (0.68%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.46%) SNMP
2 12 (4.05%) DNS
2 12 (4.05%) HTTP
3 11 (3.72%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.70%) Junos
5 6 (2.03%) MPLS
6 5 (1.69%) BGP
6 5 (1.69%) OSPF
7 4 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.35%) DHCP
7 4 (1.35%) Firewall
7 4 (1.35%) HSRP
7 4 (1.35%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.35%) ICMP
7 4 (1.35%) Internet
7 4 (1.35%) Telnet
7 4 (1.35%) Wireshark
8 3 (1.01%) VXLAN
9 2 (0.68%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.45%) Power BI
2 24 (8.11%) NoSQL
3 23 (7.77%) Data Lake
4 18 (6.08%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (5.74%) MongoDB
5 17 (5.74%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (4.73%) Big Data
6 14 (4.73%) SQL Server
7 13 (4.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 13 (4.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (4.05%) HDInsight
8 12 (4.05%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.70%) GIS
9 8 (2.70%) Hadoop
10 7 (2.36%) Geospatial Data
11 6 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (2.03%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (1.69%) MySQL
12 5 (1.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 69 (23.31%) Git (software)
2 37 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 15 (5.07%) JIRA
4 14 (4.73%) Selenium
5 13 (4.39%) Visual Studio
5 13 (4.39%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (3.38%) Bitbucket
6 10 (3.38%) Subversion
6 10 (3.38%) TeamCity
7 6 (2.03%) ClearCase
7 6 (2.03%) Vagrant
8 5 (1.69%) GitLab
8 5 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.01%) Appium
9 3 (1.01%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.01%) LabVIEW
9 3 (1.01%) Maven
10 2 (0.68%) GoCD
10 2 (0.68%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (5.07%) Telecoms
2 9 (3.04%) Finance
3 8 (2.70%) Banking
3 8 (2.70%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.03%) Marketing
5 5 (1.69%) German Language
5 5 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (1.69%) Retail
6 3 (1.01%) Automotive
6 3 (1.01%) French Language
6 3 (1.01%) Publishing
7 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.68%) Electronics
7 2 (0.68%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.68%) Law
7 2 (0.68%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.34%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 95 (32.09%) Developer
2 48 (16.22%) Python Developer
3 40 (13.51%) DevOps Engineer
4 28 (9.46%) Data Engineer
5 22 (7.43%) Analyst
6 21 (7.09%) Software Engineer
7 20 (6.76%) Architect
7 20 (6.76%) Designer
8 19 (6.42%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (6.08%) Solutions Designer
10 16 (5.41%) Python Engineer
11 15 (5.07%) Automation Engineer
12 14 (4.73%) AWS Engineer
13 13 (4.39%) Java Developer
14 12 (4.05%) Data Scientist
14 12 (4.05%) Software Developer
15 11 (3.72%) AWS DevOps
15 11 (3.72%) Network Engineer
16 10 (3.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 10 (3.38%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (14.86%) Web Services
2 26 (8.78%) Django
2 26 (8.78%) REST
3 22 (7.43%) SOAP
4 21 (7.09%) React
5 18 (6.08%) HTML
6 17 (5.74%) Flask
7 15 (5.07%) AngularJS
7 15 (5.07%) CSS
7 15 (5.07%) Vue.js
8 14 (4.73%) Node.js
9 13 (4.39%) .NET
9 13 (4.39%) Pandas
9 13 (4.39%) Spring
10 12 (4.05%) J2EE
10 12 (4.05%) NumPy
11 10 (3.38%) RESTful
12 9 (3.04%) TensorFlow
13 8 (2.70%) PySpark
14 7 (2.36%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.73%) Algorithms
3 13 (4.39%) Smart City
4 8 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (2.03%) Clustering
5 6 (2.03%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.03%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.35%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.35%) Lidar
7 4 (1.35%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.35%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.01%) Blog
8 3 (1.01%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.01%) Life Science
8 3 (1.01%) Replication
9 2 (0.68%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.68%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 65 (21.96%) Linux
2 22 (7.43%) Windows
3 21 (7.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (6.76%) Unix
5 8 (2.70%) Ubuntu
6 5 (1.69%) CentOS
7 4 (1.35%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (0.68%) SUSE
8 2 (0.68%) VMS
8 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) Android
9 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (29.05%) DevOps
3 55 (18.58%) Test Automation
4 47 (15.88%) Software Engineering
5 37 (12.50%) Analytics
6 34 (11.49%) Web Development
7 33 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
8 32 (10.81%) Computer Science
8 32 (10.81%) ETL
9 31 (10.47%) TDD
10 30 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
10 30 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (8.78%) Data Science
12 21 (7.09%) Integration Testing
12 21 (7.09%) Open Source
12 21 (7.09%) Unit Testing
13 20 (6.76%) Smoke Testing
13 20 (6.76%) Visualisation
14 19 (6.42%) Network Management
15 18 (6.08%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (25.00%) SQL
2 72 (24.32%) Java
3 71 (23.99%) JavaScript
4 46 (15.54%) PHP
5 42 (14.19%) Perl
6 36 (12.16%) C#
7 35 (11.82%) C++
8 27 (9.12%) R
9 25 (8.45%) Ruby
9 25 (8.45%) Scala
10 24 (8.11%) PowerShell
10 24 (8.11%) Shell Script
11 21 (7.09%) Bash Shell
12 15 (5.07%) C
13 6 (2.03%) Go
14 3 (1.01%) COBOL
14 3 (1.01%) Korn
14 3 (1.01%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.01%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.68%) Lua
Qualifications
1 31 (10.47%) Degree
2 27 (9.12%) Security Cleared
3 24 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 15 (5.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.69%) AWS Certification
6 4 (1.35%) CCIP
6 4 (1.35%) CCNP
6 4 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.01%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.01%) ISEB
7 3 (1.01%) PhD
8 2 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.68%) CEH
8 2 (0.68%) CISA
8 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.68%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.38%) QA
2 4 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.68%) GDPR
3 2 (0.68%) NIST
3 2 (0.68%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (17.57%) Docker
2 15 (5.07%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.35%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.35%) KVM
5 3 (1.01%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.68%) NFS
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.34%) Corosync
7 1 (0.34%) Firmware
7 1 (0.34%) HDFS
7 1 (0.34%) RACF
Systems Management
1 51 (17.23%) Ansible
2 39 (13.18%) Kubernetes
3 33 (11.15%) Terraform
4 19 (6.42%) Amdocs OSS
4 19 (6.42%) Netcool
4 19 (6.42%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 19 (6.42%) Puppet
5 14 (4.73%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.69%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.35%) vRealize
8 4 (1.35%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 3 (1.01%) Avamar
9 3 (1.01%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.01%) Icinga
9 3 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (1.01%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.68%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.68%) Salt
10 2 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (11.15%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.78%) Google
3 24 (8.11%) IBM
4 20 (6.76%) Red Hat
4 20 (6.76%) ServiceNow
5 19 (6.42%) BMC
5 19 (6.42%) Cisco
5 19 (6.42%) Cramer
5 19 (6.42%) Oracle
5 19 (6.42%) Remedy
5 19 (6.42%) Siebel
5 19 (6.42%) xMatters
6 18 (6.08%) Huawei
7 13 (4.39%) Nokia
7 13 (4.39%) Tableau
7 13 (4.39%) VMware
8 11 (3.72%) Juniper
9 7 (2.36%) Splunk
10 6 (2.03%) Databricks
11 5 (1.69%) NetApp