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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 43 65
Rank change year-on-year +17 +22  
Contract jobs citing Python 33 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.22% 1.95% 1.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.99% 7.07% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Median daily rate £419 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.84% +30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £307 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £385 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £31.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +4.10%  

Python is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 254 184 288
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 40.19% 27.63% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 104 131
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 15
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £52.50 £42.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Python as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 +7 9 £325 - 4
Watford -4 4 £425 - 1
Stevenage 0 1 - - 1
Hatfield - 1 £413 - 4
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £450 -
Python
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 39 (60.94%) Linux
2 38 (59.38%) Perl
3 28 (43.75%) Java
4 26 (40.63%) Bash Shell
5 24 (37.50%) SQL
6 23 (35.94%) SSL
7 21 (32.81%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (32.81%) Ruby
8 20 (31.25%) Firewall
8 20 (31.25%) Apache
8 20 (31.25%) Tomcat
8 20 (31.25%) LAPP Stack
9 19 (29.69%) TCP/IP
9 19 (29.69%) Clustering
9 19 (29.69%) Puppet
10 18 (28.13%) Software Engineering
11 17 (26.56%) Windows
12 16 (25.00%) PowerShell
13 15 (23.44%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (23.44%) Computer Science
13 15 (23.44%) Data Centre
13 15 (23.44%) VMware
13 15 (23.44%) Finance
14 14 (21.88%) VMS
14 14 (21.88%) DevOps
14 14 (21.88%) VirtualBox
14 14 (21.88%) Programme Delivery
15 13 (20.31%) Configuration Management
15 13 (20.31%) MySQL
16 12 (18.75%) RHCE

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 20 (31.25%) Apache
1 20 (31.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.56%) Confluence
2 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.56%) nginx
2 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) GNU Octave
1 1 (1.56%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (35.94%) SSL
2 20 (31.25%) Firewall
3 19 (29.69%) TCP/IP
4 10 (15.63%) Internet
5 8 (12.50%) Network Security
6 3 (4.69%) Wireless
7 2 (3.13%) ICMP
7 2 (3.13%) LAN
7 2 (3.13%) WAN
7 2 (3.13%) WLAN
8 1 (1.56%) ATM
8 1 (1.56%) HTTP
8 1 (1.56%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.56%) LDAP
8 1 (1.56%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (32.81%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (20.31%) MySQL
3 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.13%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.56%) Big Data
4 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.56%) HBase
4 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.56%) Redis
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) IDA Disassembler
1 7 (10.94%) Metasploit
1 7 (10.94%) OllyDbg
2 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.13%) JMeter
3 2 (3.13%) jMock
3 2 (3.13%) JUnit
3 2 (3.13%) Selenium
4 1 (1.56%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.56%) Checkstyle
4 1 (1.56%) GCC
4 1 (1.56%) Hudson
4 1 (1.56%) JIRA
4 1 (1.56%) Maven
4 1 (1.56%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.56%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (23.44%) Finance
2 11 (17.19%) Law
3 4 (6.25%) Retail
4 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.13%) Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (21.88%) Analyst
2 12 (18.75%) Software Engineer
3 11 (17.19%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (15.63%) Developer
5 6 (9.38%) Consultant
5 6 (9.38%) Incident Analyst
5 6 (9.38%) Malware Analyst
5 6 (9.38%) Security Consultant
6 5 (7.81%) Python Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Security Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Django Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Malware Consultant
8 3 (4.69%) Python/Django Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Security Specialist
8 3 (4.69%) Security Tester
8 3 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (31.25%) LAPP Stack
2 11 (17.19%) LAMP
3 7 (10.94%) .NET
4 5 (7.81%) REST
5 4 (6.25%) HTML
5 4 (6.25%) JSON
6 3 (4.69%) Django
6 3 (4.69%) jQuery
6 3 (4.69%) Web Services
7 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.13%) CSS
7 2 (3.13%) Hibernate
7 2 (3.13%) HTML5
7 2 (3.13%) JSP
7 2 (3.13%) Spring
7 2 (3.13%) Spring MVC
7 2 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (3.13%) XML
8 1 (1.56%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 19 (29.69%) Clustering
2 15 (23.44%) Computer Science
2 15 (23.44%) Data Centre
3 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.94%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
5 4 (6.25%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (3.13%) EPoS
6 2 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.13%) Replication
6 2 (3.13%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.56%) iPad
7 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (60.94%) Linux
2 17 (26.56%) Windows
3 14 (21.88%) VMS
4 6 (9.38%) Unix
5 3 (4.69%) Kali Linux
6 2 (3.13%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.56%) CentOS
7 1 (1.56%) Debian
7 1 (1.56%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.56%) Solaris
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.13%) Software Engineering
2 14 (21.88%) DevOps
2 14 (21.88%) Programme Delivery
3 13 (20.31%) Configuration Management
4 12 (18.75%) High Availability
4 12 (18.75%) Information Security
5 9 (14.06%) Computer Forensics
5 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
6 7 (10.94%) Actionable Insight
6 7 (10.94%) Malware Analysis
6 7 (10.94%) Threat Analysis
6 7 (10.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (7.81%) Incident Management
8 4 (6.25%) Data Protection
8 4 (6.25%) Performance Testing
8 4 (6.25%) Usability Testing
9 3 (4.69%) Analytics
9 3 (4.69%) Digital Signal Processing
9 3 (4.69%) Signal Processing
9 3 (4.69%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (59.38%) Perl
2 28 (43.75%) Java
3 26 (40.63%) Bash Shell
4 24 (37.50%) SQL
5 21 (32.81%) Ruby
6 16 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 9 (14.06%) C
8 8 (12.50%) C++
9 7 (10.94%) C#
9 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
10 5 (7.81%) VB
11 3 (4.69%) Assembly Language
11 3 (4.69%) Tcl
12 2 (3.13%) MATLAB
12 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
13 1 (1.56%) AWK
13 1 (1.56%) Embedded C
13 1 (1.56%) Embedded C++
13 1 (1.56%) Lua
13 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (18.75%) RHCE
2 5 (7.81%) Degree
3 2 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.13%) GCIA
3 2 (3.13%) GCIH
4 1 (1.56%) PhD
4 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.56%) QA
1 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (23.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (21.88%) VirtualBox
3 2 (3.13%) Docker
4 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (29.69%) Puppet
2 12 (18.75%) Salt
3 7 (10.94%) EnCase
4 2 (3.13%) CSIRT
4 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.56%) OpenView
5 1 (1.56%) SCCM
5 1 (1.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.56%) yum
5 1 (1.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (23.44%) VMware
2 3 (4.69%) Dell
2 3 (4.69%) HP
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.69%) Splunk
3 2 (3.13%) ArcSight
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco
3 2 (3.13%) EMC
3 2 (3.13%) NetWitness
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle
3 2 (3.13%) Qualys
3 2 (3.13%) Sybase
3 2 (3.13%) Toshiba
4 1 (1.56%) Citrix
4 1 (1.56%) FireEye
4 1 (1.56%) Intel
4 1 (1.56%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.56%) SAP
4 1 (1.56%) Sonatype
4 1 (1.56%) Teradata