Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 62 48
Rank change year-on-year +33 -14 -16
Contract jobs citing Python 37 32 53
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.73% 2.40% 3.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.62% 7.26% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 39
Median daily rate £445 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +9.09% -1.49%
10th Percentile £213 £344 £263
90th Percentile £628 £575 £600
East of England median daily rate £460 £475 £430
% change year-on-year -3.16% +10.47% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% +12.00%
East of England median hourly rate £47.50 £47.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +1.06% +11.90% +12.00%

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 253 441 506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 32.35% 33.03% 34.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 210 291
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £213 £318 £261
90th Percentile £560 £552 £569
East of England median daily rate £450 £439 £425
% change year-on-year +2.56% +3.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 18
Median hourly rate £46.50 £43.75 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.29% +40.00% -30.56%
10th Percentile £31.75 £20.10 £13.00
90th Percentile £48.45 £58.63 £56.25
Median hourly rate £24.70 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -45.11% +12.50% -3.03%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Python in Hertfordshire

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Python in Hertfordshire.

Daily rate trend for Python in Hertfordshire

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Python in Hertfordshire

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Python in Hertfordshire.

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 2 June 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
Watford +21 8 £425 +32.81% 1
Hemel Hempstead +4 8 £445 +27.14% 2
Hatfield +12 5 £519 +3.75% 3
Welwyn Garden City +7 5 £575 +4.55% 4
Stevenage +15 3 - - 4
Borehamwood +1 3 £320 -
Royston -3 1 - -
Welwyn - 1 - - 1
Python
East of England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Python.

1 17 (45.95%) AWS
2 16 (43.24%) Linux
3 14 (37.84%) Java
4 12 (32.43%) Terraform
5 11 (29.73%) Kubernetes
5 11 (29.73%) JIRA
6 10 (27.03%) MySQL
6 10 (27.03%) PHP
7 9 (24.32%) Git (software)
7 9 (24.32%) DevOps
7 9 (24.32%) Data Science
8 8 (21.62%) Azure
9 7 (18.92%) AngularJS
9 7 (18.92%) Jenkins
9 7 (18.92%) Ansible
9 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (18.92%) Degree
9 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
9 7 (18.92%) Scrum
9 7 (18.92%) SQL
9 7 (18.92%) Apache
9 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
10 6 (16.22%) Tomcat
10 6 (16.22%) ETL
10 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (16.22%) LAMP
10 6 (16.22%) Kanban
10 6 (16.22%) BigQuery
10 6 (16.22%) GCP

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 7 (18.92%) Apache
2 6 (16.22%) nginx
2 6 (16.22%) Tomcat
3 4 (10.81%) Confluence
4 2 (5.41%) ArcGIS
5 1 (2.70%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.70%) JBoss
5 1 (2.70%) Jupyter
5 1 (2.70%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 17 (45.95%) AWS
2 8 (21.62%) Azure
3 6 (16.22%) GCP
3 6 (16.22%) Power Platform
4 2 (5.41%) Akamai
5 1 (2.70%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.70%) SaaS
5 1 (2.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) 802.11
1 3 (8.11%) BGP
1 3 (8.11%) EIGRP
1 3 (8.11%) Internet
1 3 (8.11%) IPsec
1 3 (8.11%) MPLS
1 3 (8.11%) Multicast
1 3 (8.11%) OSPF
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco Firepower
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (5.41%) DMVPN
2 2 (5.41%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) DWDM
2 2 (5.41%) Firewall
2 2 (5.41%) GLBP
2 2 (5.41%) IGRP
2 2 (5.41%) NetScaler
2 2 (5.41%) SSL
2 2 (5.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) MySQL
2 6 (16.22%) BigQuery
2 6 (16.22%) Power BI
3 5 (13.51%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (10.81%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (8.11%) Big Data
5 3 (8.11%) OLAP
5 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.41%) Data Mining
6 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.41%) GIS
6 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.70%) Spotfire
7 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) JIRA
2 9 (24.32%) Git (software)
3 7 (18.92%) Jenkins
4 4 (10.81%) Bitbucket
4 4 (10.81%) Vagrant
5 3 (8.11%) Bugzilla
6 2 (5.41%) Maven
7 1 (2.70%) ERwin
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
1 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Local Government
3 1 (2.70%) Law
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Senior Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Software Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Data Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Data Scientist
4 4 (10.81%) PHP Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) React Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior React Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) AWS Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Data Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Designer
6 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Data Analytics Specialist
7 1 (2.70%) Data Science Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Java Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Transformation Programme Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) AngularJS
2 6 (16.22%) LAMP
2 6 (16.22%) Laravel
2 6 (16.22%) LEMP Stack
2 6 (16.22%) Node.js
2 6 (16.22%) React
3 5 (13.51%) Pandas
4 3 (8.11%) 802.1X
4 3 (8.11%) jQuery
4 3 (8.11%) scikit-learn
5 2 (5.41%) HTML
5 2 (5.41%) Matplotlib
5 2 (5.41%) NumPy
5 2 (5.41%) SciPy
5 2 (5.41%) Seaborn
5 2 (5.41%) TensorFlow
6 1 (2.70%) CSS
6 1 (2.70%) CSS3
6 1 (2.70%) REST
6 1 (2.70%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.41%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.70%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Windows
3 3 (8.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Data Science
1 9 (24.32%) DevOps
2 7 (18.92%) Scrum
2 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
3 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.22%) Analytics
3 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (16.22%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (16.22%) ETL
3 6 (16.22%) Kanban
3 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
3 6 (16.22%) Visualisation
4 5 (13.51%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (10.81%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.81%) Integration Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Validation
6 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
6 3 (8.11%) Mathematics
6 3 (8.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) Java
2 10 (27.03%) PHP
3 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
3 7 (18.92%) SQL
4 4 (10.81%) Bash Shell
5 3 (8.11%) C++
5 3 (8.11%) R
6 2 (5.41%) Cython
6 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) CCNP
2 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.11%) DBS Check
2 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.70%) CCDP
4 1 (2.70%) CCIE
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.70%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.70%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Docker
2 2 (5.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (32.43%) Terraform
2 11 (29.73%) Kubernetes
3 7 (18.92%) Ansible
4 6 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (16.22%) Puppet
5 4 (10.81%) Packer
6 2 (5.41%) vCenter Server
6 2 (5.41%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Tableau
2 4 (10.81%) Cognos
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco
3 3 (8.11%) Juniper
4 2 (5.41%) Arista
4 2 (5.41%) Aruba
4 2 (5.41%) Blue Coat
4 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.41%) Citrix
4 2 (5.41%) F5
4 2 (5.41%) Fortinet
4 2 (5.41%) Meraki
4 2 (5.41%) Palo Alto
4 2 (5.41%) Riverbed
4 2 (5.41%) Talend
4 2 (5.41%) Tufin
4 2 (5.41%) VMware
4 2 (5.41%) Zscaler
5 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds