Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 14 November 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 44 49
Rank change year-on-year -14 +5 +17
Contract jobs citing Python 48 61 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.93% 3.87% 3.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.60% 10.10% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 30 15
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £456 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.37% +4.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £269 £300 £313
90th Percentile £619 £607 £538
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £428
% change year-on-year +5.88% -0.58% +6.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £48.75 £42.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.71% +34.92% -3.08%
10th Percentile £41.18 £41.25 £30.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.75 £32.25
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £39.38
% change year-on-year +2.41% +5.40% +1.61%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 558 604 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 34.00% 38.32% 36.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 320 288
Hertfordshire median daily rate £416 £413 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.91% +7.14% +2.67%
10th Percentile £250 £280 £232
90th Percentile £556 £588 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 28
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £46.50 £17.15 £49.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +171.10% -65.52% +49.62%
10th Percentile £16.58 £13.65 £27.90
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.75 £54.35
East of England median hourly rate £43.50 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.41% +1.25% +6.67%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Python as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Python in Hertfordshire

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Hertfordshire

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in Hertfordshire

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python 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 6 months to 14 November 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
Hatfield +6 6 £538 -2.27% 14
Stevenage -1 6 £638 +35.64% 2
Watford -4 6 £475 -13.64% 3
St Albans +4 5 £475 +2.70% 4
Waltham Cross - 4 £300 - 2
Welwyn Garden City -17 3 £330 +10.00% 1
Hemel Hempstead -7 1 - - 3
Rickmansworth -8 1 - - 4
Royston - 1 - - 2
Python
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Python.

1 20 (41.67%) Linux
2 13 (27.08%) Java
2 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.08%) DevOps
3 11 (22.92%) SQL
3 11 (22.92%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (20.83%) Perl
5 9 (18.75%) C++
5 9 (18.75%) Git (software)
5 9 (18.75%) Puppet
6 8 (16.67%) Big Data
6 8 (16.67%) OO
6 8 (16.67%) Unix
6 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 8 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 8 (16.67%) Data Science
7 7 (14.58%) Windows
7 7 (14.58%) ITIL
7 7 (14.58%) Hadoop
8 6 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 6 (12.50%) Apache Spark
8 6 (12.50%) Tomcat
8 6 (12.50%) ETL
8 6 (12.50%) DHCP
8 6 (12.50%) VMware
8 6 (12.50%) Subversion
9 5 (10.42%) Terraform
9 5 (10.42%) 5G
9 5 (10.42%) NetApp

Python
Co-occurring 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 6 (12.50%) Apache Spark
1 6 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.33%) Apache
2 4 (8.33%) GlassFish
3 2 (4.17%) Apache Pig
3 2 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.17%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.08%) Confluence
4 1 (2.08%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.92%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.42%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (8.33%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (8.33%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon Glacier
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (2.08%) Stackdriver
6 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 6 (12.50%) DHCP
3 5 (10.42%) 4G
3 5 (10.42%) 5G
3 5 (10.42%) VoIP
4 4 (8.33%) 3GPP
4 4 (8.33%) HTTP
4 4 (8.33%) IGMP
4 4 (8.33%) Internet
4 4 (8.33%) LTE
4 4 (8.33%) PBX
4 4 (8.33%) RTCP
4 4 (8.33%) RTP
4 4 (8.33%) SNMP
4 4 (8.33%) VLAN
4 4 (8.33%) Wireless
4 4 (8.33%) Wireshark
5 2 (4.17%) 3G
5 2 (4.17%) Ethernet
5 2 (4.17%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) Big Data
2 7 (14.58%) Hadoop
3 5 (10.42%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (10.42%) MongoDB
4 4 (8.33%) Amazon Athena
4 4 (8.33%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (6.25%) Apache Hive
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
6 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.17%) OLAP
6 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.08%) DB2
7 1 (2.08%) MySQL
7 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.08%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 6 (12.50%) Subversion
3 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
3 5 (10.42%) TeamCity
4 4 (8.33%) ClearCase
4 4 (8.33%) GDB
4 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (8.33%) Valgrind
4 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.25%) Bitbucket
5 3 (6.25%) JIRA
6 2 (4.17%) Artifactory
6 2 (4.17%) ClearQuest
7 1 (2.08%) Cobertura
7 1 (2.08%) Gradle
7 1 (2.08%) JMeter
7 1 (2.08%) jMock
7 1 (2.08%) JUnit
7 1 (2.08%) Maven
7 1 (2.08%) Selenium
General
1 8 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.08%) Electronics
3 1 (2.08%) Law
3 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Developer
2 7 (14.58%) Data Engineer
2 7 (14.58%) Data Scientist
3 6 (12.50%) Senior Data Scientist
4 5 (10.42%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Python Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Big Data Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) C Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Data Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Unix Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Unix Support
5 4 (8.33%) Unix Support Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) VoIP Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) HTML
2 4 (8.33%) FreeSWITCH
2 4 (8.33%) XML
3 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (4.17%) Node.js
3 2 (4.17%) Spring
3 2 (4.17%) wxPython
4 1 (2.08%) .NET
4 1 (2.08%) boto
4 1 (2.08%) CGI
4 1 (2.08%) CSS
4 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.08%) HTML5
4 1 (2.08%) JSP
4 1 (2.08%) REST
4 1 (2.08%) TensorFlow
4 1 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.08%) Web Services
4 1 (2.08%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) FMCG
2 2 (4.17%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.17%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.17%) Fintech
2 2 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.08%) ASIC
3 1 (2.08%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (41.67%) Linux
2 8 (16.67%) Unix
3 7 (14.58%) Windows
4 1 (2.08%) DC/OS
4 1 (2.08%) Debian
4 1 (2.08%) Solaris
4 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (27.08%) DevOps
2 8 (16.67%) Data Science
2 8 (16.67%) OO
3 7 (14.58%) ITIL
4 6 (12.50%) ETL
4 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
5 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (8.33%) Machine Learning
6 4 (8.33%) Mathematics
6 4 (8.33%) Migration
6 4 (8.33%) OOP
6 4 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (6.25%) Data Engineering
7 3 (6.25%) SDLC
7 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.17%) Data Architecture
8 2 (4.17%) Dimensional Modelling
8 2 (4.17%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) Java
2 11 (22.92%) SQL
3 10 (20.83%) Perl
4 9 (18.75%) C++
5 5 (10.42%) Bash Shell
5 5 (10.42%) C
5 5 (10.42%) C#
6 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.33%) Scala
7 3 (6.25%) Go
7 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.25%) VBA
8 2 (4.17%) R
8 2 (4.17%) Ruby
9 1 (2.08%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.08%) PHP
9 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.08%) VB
9 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.08%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) CDISC
1 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.08%) GCP
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (10.42%) Docker
2 5 (10.42%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.33%) KVM
3 4 (8.33%) VirtualBox
4 1 (2.08%) Ceph
4 1 (2.08%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) Puppet
2 5 (10.42%) Terraform
3 4 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (6.25%) Ansible
4 3 (6.25%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.08%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (2.08%) Grafana
5 1 (2.08%) HAProxy
5 1 (2.08%) Kibana
5 1 (2.08%) logstash
5 1 (2.08%) Mesos
5 1 (2.08%) Nagios
5 1 (2.08%) Prometheus
5 1 (2.08%) Rancher
5 1 (2.08%) Salt
5 1 (2.08%) yum
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) VMware
2 5 (10.42%) NetApp
3 4 (8.33%) Atlassian
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.33%) Perforce
4 3 (6.25%) Sybase
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco
6 1 (2.08%) Citrix
6 1 (2.08%) CyberArk
6 1 (2.08%) Dell
6 1 (2.08%) Dynatrace
6 1 (2.08%) Google
6 1 (2.08%) HP
6 1 (2.08%) Juniper
6 1 (2.08%) New Relic
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle
6 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.08%) Sonatype
6 1 (2.08%) Splunk
6 1 (2.08%) Tableau