The first table below looks at the demand for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Hertfordshire region.

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.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 48 58 72
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +14
Contract jobs citing Python 10 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.62% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.03% 0.38% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£450 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.36%
Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
248 261 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 40.06% 42.44% 41.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 130 173
Average daily rate £350 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 39
Average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £20.00 £18.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Python
East of England

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
St Albans - 4 £450 -
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £350 -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Python
East of England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python.

1 9 (52.94%) Linux
1 9 (52.94%) Bash Shell
2 8 (47.06%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) SOA
3 7 (41.18%) Multithreading
4 6 (35.29%) Perl
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle
4 6 (35.29%) UNIX
4 6 (35.29%) IBM
4 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
4 6 (35.29%) Scrum
5 5 (29.41%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Middleware
5 5 (29.41%) Intel
5 5 (29.41%) Tivoli
5 5 (29.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 5 (29.41%) Solaris
5 5 (29.41%) Ant
5 5 (29.41%) WebLogic
5 5 (29.41%) J2EE
5 5 (29.41%) C
5 5 (29.41%) ITIL
5 5 (29.41%) Apache
5 5 (29.41%) HTTP
5 5 (29.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 5 (29.41%) PKI
5 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
5 5 (29.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 5 (29.41%) Open Source
5 5 (29.41%) Memory Management

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) Apache
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
1 5 (29.41%) WebLogic
2 2 (11.76%) IIS
2 2 (11.76%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) HTTP
2 4 (23.53%) ADSL
2 4 (23.53%) L2TP
3 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
3 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) MPLS
4 1 (5.88%) Firewall
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
1 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Ant
2 4 (23.53%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Middleware Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) J2EE
1 5 (29.41%) Middleware
2 2 (11.76%) RESTful
2 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.76%) Akka
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) XSD
2 2 (11.76%) XML Schema
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) PKI
1 5 (29.41%) Open Source
2 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.76%) Taxonomies
2 2 (11.76%) N-Tier
2 2 (11.76%) W3C
2 2 (11.76%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) UNIX
3 5 (29.41%) Solaris
4 1 (5.88%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) SOA
1 7 (41.18%) Multithreading
2 6 (35.29%) Scrum
3 5 (29.41%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) Memory Management
3 5 (29.41%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.76%) UML
6 2 (11.76%) System Testing
6 2 (11.76%) OWASP
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (5.88%) Migration
7 1 (5.88%) Change Control
7 1 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Bash Shell
2 8 (47.06%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) Perl
3 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
4 5 (29.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 5 (29.41%) C
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
6 2 (11.76%) Embedded C
6 2 (11.76%) C++
6 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.88%) Tcl
7 1 (5.88%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (17.65%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (5.88%) Xen
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) IBM
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) Intel
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) EMC
4 1 (5.88%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Coverity
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco