Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 32 33
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 +26
Contract jobs citing Python 76 340 394
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 4.69% 5.43% 5.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.97% 16.75% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 215 220
Median daily rate £450 £450 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £314 £318 £313
90th Percentile £580 £556 £575
South East median daily rate £470 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -1.05% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 15
Median hourly rate £37.50 £47.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.21% +56.67% -28.57%
10th Percentile £30.00 £29.38 £8.00
90th Percentile £53.13 £55.04 £52.00
South East median hourly rate £33.75 £45.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% +7.14% +13.51%

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 476 2,030 2,616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 29.36% 32.39% 37.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 1,192 1,635
Median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +5.26%
10th Percentile £302 £300 £312
90th Percentile £638 £575 £556
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 42
Median hourly rate £49.50 £45.75 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.20% +5.17% +16.00%
10th Percentile £30.00 £18.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £66.00 £82.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate £42.25 £47.25 £44.00
% change year-on-year -10.58% +7.39% -2.22%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings citing Python as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Python in the Thames Valley.

Daily rate trend for Python in the Thames Valley

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in the Thames Valley

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Python in the Thames Valley

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Python in the Thames Valley.

Hourly rate trend for Python in the Thames Valley

Python
Hourly Rate Histogram in the Thames Valley

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Python in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

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 21 September 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 +5 51 £475 - 40
Buckinghamshire +17 13 £420 -4.00% 8
Oxfordshire +1 12 £425 -5.56% 49
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 35 (46.05%) Java
2 26 (34.21%) Linux
3 22 (28.95%) SQL
4 21 (27.63%) Perl
5 20 (26.32%) DevOps
6 19 (25.00%) AWS
7 17 (22.37%) JavaScript
8 15 (19.74%) PHP
9 14 (18.42%) Open Source
10 13 (17.11%) Azure
10 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (17.11%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (15.79%) Data Science
11 12 (15.79%) ETL
12 11 (14.47%) C++
12 11 (14.47%) Oracle
12 11 (14.47%) Software Engineering
13 10 (13.16%) Degree
13 10 (13.16%) JIRA
13 10 (13.16%) Windows
13 10 (13.16%) Ansible
14 9 (11.84%) React
14 9 (11.84%) C
14 9 (11.84%) C#
14 9 (11.84%) Apache
14 9 (11.84%) DNS
14 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
14 9 (11.84%) PowerShell
14 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
15 8 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 9 (11.84%) Apache
2 7 (9.21%) Confluence
3 6 (7.89%) Apache Spark
4 4 (5.26%) nginx
5 3 (3.95%) OpenStack
5 3 (3.95%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (3.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.63%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (2.63%) ArcGIS
6 2 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.63%) JBoss
7 1 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.32%) DNN
7 1 (1.32%) GeoServer
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) CPLEX
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Magento
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 19 (25.00%) AWS
2 13 (17.11%) Azure
3 6 (7.89%) GCP
4 3 (3.95%) GitHub
5 2 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.63%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (2.63%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (2.63%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.63%) Apigee
5 2 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.63%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.63%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.63%) Power Platform
5 2 (2.63%) Serverless
6 1 (1.32%) Amazon Cognito
6 1 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.32%) IaaS
6 1 (1.32%) PaaS
6 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.84%) DNS
2 5 (6.58%) SSL
3 2 (2.63%) DHCP
3 2 (2.63%) Firewall
3 2 (2.63%) FTP
3 2 (2.63%) HTTP
3 2 (2.63%) SMTP
3 2 (2.63%) SSH
3 2 (2.63%) VPN
4 1 (1.32%) Internet
4 1 (1.32%) Junos
4 1 (1.32%) Network Security
4 1 (1.32%) OpenVPN
4 1 (1.32%) VXLAN
4 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) MySQL
2 7 (9.21%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.89%) Big Data
3 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
4 5 (6.58%) Data Mining
4 5 (6.58%) Oracle Database
4 5 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.95%) GIS
6 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.95%) Redis
6 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (13.16%) JIRA
2 8 (10.53%) Selenium
3 7 (9.21%) Git (software)
4 6 (7.89%) Subversion
5 5 (6.58%) GitLab
6 4 (5.26%) Ant
7 3 (3.95%) Hudson
7 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.32%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.32%) CMake
8 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.32%) FishEye
8 1 (1.32%) Gradle
8 1 (1.32%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.32%) JUnit
8 1 (1.32%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.32%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.32%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.26%) Aerospace
3 3 (3.95%) Finance
3 3 (3.95%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.63%) Games
5 1 (1.32%) Automotive
5 1 (1.32%) Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Electronics
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (26.32%) Developer
2 11 (14.47%) Python Developer
3 9 (11.84%) Data Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Administrator
4 6 (7.89%) Python Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Security Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (6.58%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Java Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.26%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Oracle Specialist
7 3 (3.95%) React Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Systems Integration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.84%) React
2 8 (10.53%) .NET
2 8 (10.53%) HTML
3 7 (9.21%) AngularJS
3 7 (9.21%) Node.js
3 7 (9.21%) SOAP
4 6 (7.89%) Spring
5 5 (6.58%) REST
6 4 (5.26%) Django
6 4 (5.26%) JSON
6 4 (5.26%) Kafka
6 4 (5.26%) XML
7 3 (3.95%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (3.95%) JMS
7 3 (3.95%) LAMP
7 3 (3.95%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (3.95%) Middleware
7 3 (3.95%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (3.95%) RESTful
7 3 (3.95%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) Algorithms
2 5 (6.58%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (3.95%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.63%) Robotics
5 1 (1.32%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.32%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.32%) e-Health
5 1 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.32%) Industry 4.0
5 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.32%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) Replication
5 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (34.21%) Linux
2 10 (13.16%) Windows
3 8 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (7.89%) Unix
5 2 (2.63%) Android
5 2 (2.63%) CentOS
5 2 (2.63%) Solaris
6 1 (1.32%) AIX
6 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.32%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (1.32%) HPUX
6 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.32%) SafeRTOS
6 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.32%) DevOps
2 14 (18.42%) Open Source
3 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (17.11%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (15.79%) Data Science
4 12 (15.79%) ETL
5 11 (14.47%) Software Engineering
6 8 (10.53%) Computer Science
6 8 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (10.53%) Machine Learning
6 8 (10.53%) Mathematics
6 8 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 7 (9.21%) Analytics
8 6 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (7.89%) Microservices
9 5 (6.58%) Benchmarking
9 5 (6.58%) Data Extraction
9 5 (6.58%) Data Modelling
9 5 (6.58%) OWASP
9 5 (6.58%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (46.05%) Java
2 22 (28.95%) SQL
3 21 (27.63%) Perl
4 17 (22.37%) JavaScript
5 15 (19.74%) PHP
6 11 (14.47%) C++
7 9 (11.84%) C
7 9 (11.84%) C#
7 9 (11.84%) PowerShell
8 8 (10.53%) Bash Shell
8 8 (10.53%) Scala
9 7 (9.21%) Ruby
10 6 (7.89%) R
11 5 (6.58%) VB.NET
12 4 (5.26%) PL/SQL
13 3 (3.95%) T-SQL
13 3 (3.95%) TypeScript
13 3 (3.95%) VBScript
14 2 (2.63%) ES6
14 2 (2.63%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (13.16%) Degree
2 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
2 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (5.26%) CCNA
4 4 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.95%) JNCIA
5 3 (3.95%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.63%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.32%) CAPM
7 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.32%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.53%) QA
2 6 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (6.58%) NIST
3 5 (6.58%) SLA
4 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.89%) Docker
3 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.63%) Firmware
5 1 (1.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.32%) KVM
5 1 (1.32%) PowerDNS
5 1 (1.32%) RACF
5 1 (1.32%) vCloud
5 1 (1.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) Ansible
2 7 (9.21%) Kubernetes
3 5 (6.58%) HP ALM
3 5 (6.58%) HP Fortify
3 5 (6.58%) Puppet
4 3 (3.95%) Kibana
4 3 (3.95%) logstash
5 2 (2.63%) Terraform
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.32%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.32%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.32%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.32%) Icinga
6 1 (1.32%) Istio
6 1 (1.32%) Nagios
6 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.32%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.32%) vRealize
6 1 (1.32%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 11 (14.47%) Oracle
2 8 (10.53%) VMware
3 7 (9.21%) Red Hat
4 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.89%) Sonatype
5 5 (6.58%) Black Duck
5 5 (6.58%) HP
5 5 (6.58%) Juniper
5 5 (6.58%) Micro Focus
5 5 (6.58%) Qualys
6 4 (5.26%) Cisco
7 3 (3.95%) BMC
7 3 (3.95%) Dell
7 3 (3.95%) SAP
7 3 (3.95%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.63%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.63%) CyberArk
8 2 (2.63%) ESRI
8 2 (2.63%) Tableau
9 1 (1.32%) WSO2