The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 32 51 46
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -5
Contract jobs citing Python 25 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.11% 0.52% 2.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.76% 1.72% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 3
Median daily rate £475 £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
196 174 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 32.18% 30.31% 34.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 96 106
Median daily rate £360 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £624 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 13
Median hourly rate £45.00 £49.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python across the Hertfordshire region.

Python Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Python
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City - 9 £483 -
Stevenage -1 3 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £300 - 1
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Python
East of England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Python.

1 24 (58.54%) Java
2 23 (56.10%) Linux
3 17 (41.46%) MySQL
3 17 (41.46%) Ruby
3 17 (41.46%) Puppet
4 16 (39.02%) DevOps
5 14 (34.15%) Perl
5 14 (34.15%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (29.27%) Firewall
6 12 (29.27%) SQL
6 12 (29.27%) Apache
6 12 (29.27%) Ansible
7 11 (26.83%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (26.83%) LAPP Stack
7 11 (26.83%) LAMP
8 10 (24.39%) Tomcat
8 10 (24.39%) Bash Shell
9 9 (21.95%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (21.95%) E-Commerce
10 8 (19.51%) PHP
10 8 (19.51%) C
10 8 (19.51%) Git (software)
10 8 (19.51%) nginx
10 8 (19.51%) Software Engineering
10 8 (19.51%) LEMP Stack
11 7 (17.07%) Django
11 7 (17.07%) C++
11 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
11 7 (17.07%) Oracle
11 7 (17.07%) SSL

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 12 (29.27%) Apache
2 10 (24.39%) Tomcat
3 8 (19.51%) nginx
4 3 (7.32%) Drupal
4 3 (7.32%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (4.88%) Confluence
5 2 (4.88%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Magento
2 2 (4.88%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) GitHub
2 1 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (29.27%) Firewall
2 7 (17.07%) SSL
2 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
3 5 (12.20%) DHCP
3 5 (12.20%) DNS
4 4 (9.76%) HTTP
5 2 (4.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (41.46%) MySQL
2 14 (34.15%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (9.76%) Big Data
4 3 (7.32%) DB2
4 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
4 3 (7.32%) Redis
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.32%) Ant
2 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.32%) JIRA
2 3 (7.32%) Subversion
2 3 (7.32%) Vagrant
3 2 (4.88%) Bitbucket
3 2 (4.88%) FishEye
3 2 (4.88%) Hudson
3 2 (4.88%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.44%) Selenium
General
1 6 (14.63%) Retail
2 4 (9.76%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Front Office
3 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Developer
2 10 (24.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (19.51%) Python Developer
4 7 (17.07%) Architect
5 5 (12.20%) Software Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Django Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Python/Django Developer
7 3 (7.32%) AWS Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Unix Architect
8 2 (4.88%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) C++ Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 2 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) LAMP
1 11 (26.83%) LAPP Stack
2 8 (19.51%) LEMP Stack
3 7 (17.07%) Django
4 4 (9.76%) jQuery
5 3 (7.32%) CSS
5 3 (7.32%) HTML
5 3 (7.32%) JSON
5 3 (7.32%) Pyramid
5 3 (7.32%) REST
6 2 (4.88%) .NET
6 2 (4.88%) Middleware
6 2 (4.88%) Web Services
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Clustering
2 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.76%) Public Cloud
3 3 (7.32%) iPad
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (56.10%) Linux
2 6 (14.63%) Windows
3 5 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (12.20%) Unix
4 3 (7.32%) AIX
4 3 (7.32%) Solaris
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) DevOps
2 9 (21.95%) E-Commerce
3 8 (19.51%) Software Engineering
4 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
4 6 (14.63%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.32%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 3 (7.32%) Data Protection
7 3 (7.32%) High Availability
7 3 (7.32%) Software Delivery
7 3 (7.32%) TDD
7 3 (7.32%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (7.32%) Web Application Development
8 2 (4.88%) Digital Signal Processing
8 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Signal Processing
8 2 (4.88%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.88%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (58.54%) Java
2 17 (41.46%) Ruby
3 14 (34.15%) Perl
4 12 (29.27%) SQL
5 10 (24.39%) Bash Shell
6 8 (19.51%) C
6 8 (19.51%) PHP
7 7 (17.07%) C++
7 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
8 3 (7.32%) Go
8 3 (7.32%) Lua
9 2 (4.88%) Jython
9 2 (4.88%) MATLAB
9 2 (4.88%) Tcl
10 1 (2.44%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.44%) Embedded C++
10 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.44%) R
10 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Degree
1 3 (7.32%) RHCE
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Docker
1 5 (12.20%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (12.20%) Virtual Servers
1 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.76%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 17 (41.46%) Puppet
2 12 (29.27%) Ansible
3 11 (26.83%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (12.20%) Nagios
5 3 (7.32%) Salt
6 1 (2.44%) Nessus
6 1 (2.44%) Packer
6 1 (2.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle
2 5 (12.20%) VMware
3 4 (9.76%) Cisco
4 3 (7.32%) hybris
4 3 (7.32%) IBM
5 2 (4.88%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.44%) Google
6 1 (2.44%) Sonatype
6 1 (2.44%) Splunk
6 1 (2.44%) xMatters