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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 53 47
Rank change year-on-year +20 -6  
Contract jobs citing Python 27 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.60% 0.73% 2.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.56% 2.75% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 5
Median daily rate £409 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £400 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £424 £375
% change year-on-year +0.29% +13.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% -5.00%  

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 215 182 246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 36.63% 26.49% 35.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 105 112
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 8
Median hourly rate £45.71 £49.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.66% +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 £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +3 8 £330 -17.50%
Hatfield -3 7 £409 +2.18% 2
Stevenage +3 3 - - 1
Watford - 2 £508 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £300 - 2
St Albans - 1 £500 - 1
Python
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 35 (70.00%) Linux
2 33 (66.00%) Java
3 27 (54.00%) Perl
3 27 (54.00%) Ruby
4 25 (50.00%) Puppet
5 24 (48.00%) Apache
6 23 (46.00%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (46.00%) Bash Shell
6 23 (46.00%) DevOps
6 23 (46.00%) LAPP Stack
7 20 (40.00%) SQL
8 19 (38.00%) Tomcat
8 19 (38.00%) MySQL
9 18 (36.00%) TCP/IP
9 18 (36.00%) SSL
9 18 (36.00%) Firewall
9 18 (36.00%) Clustering
9 18 (36.00%) Software Engineering
10 16 (32.00%) LAMP
11 15 (30.00%) Configuration Management
12 13 (26.00%) Finance
12 13 (26.00%) Computer Science
13 12 (24.00%) RHCE
13 12 (24.00%) High Availability
13 12 (24.00%) Salt
14 10 (20.00%) Windows
14 10 (20.00%) C++
15 9 (18.00%) C
15 9 (18.00%) Ansible
16 8 (16.00%) LEMP Stack

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 24 (48.00%) Apache
2 19 (38.00%) Tomcat
3 8 (16.00%) nginx
4 3 (6.00%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (4.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) GitHub
2 1 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.00%) Firewall
1 18 (36.00%) SSL
1 18 (36.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (10.00%) DHCP
2 5 (10.00%) DNS
3 4 (8.00%) HTTP
4 2 (4.00%) LAN
4 2 (4.00%) WAN
4 2 (4.00%) Wireless
4 2 (4.00%) WLAN
5 1 (2.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (46.00%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (38.00%) MySQL
3 5 (10.00%) Big Data
4 4 (8.00%) NoSQL
5 3 (6.00%) Redis
6 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.00%) HBase
7 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.00%) Hudson
3 3 (6.00%) JIRA
3 3 (6.00%) Vagrant
4 2 (4.00%) Bitbucket
4 2 (4.00%) FishEye
4 2 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.00%) Selenium
General
1 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Front Office
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (22.00%) Software Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Developer
4 8 (16.00%) Python Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Django Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Python/Django Developer
7 3 (6.00%) AWS Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) AWS DevOps
8 2 (4.00%) C++ Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 1 (2.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (46.00%) LAPP Stack
2 16 (32.00%) LAMP
3 8 (16.00%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (8.00%) Django
4 4 (8.00%) jQuery
5 3 (6.00%) .NET
5 3 (6.00%) CSS
5 3 (6.00%) HTML
5 3 (6.00%) JSON
5 3 (6.00%) Pyramid
5 3 (6.00%) REST
6 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.00%) NumPy
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (2.00%) SciPy
6 1 (2.00%) Web Services
6 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.00%) Clustering
2 13 (26.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.00%) iPad
4 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) EPoS
4 2 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 35 (70.00%) Linux
2 10 (20.00%) Windows
3 5 (10.00%) Unix
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) Solaris
5 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.00%) DevOps
2 18 (36.00%) Software Engineering
3 15 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 12 (24.00%) High Availability
5 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.00%) Data Protection
7 4 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (6.00%) Digital Signal Processing
8 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.00%) Machine Learning
8 3 (6.00%) Signal Processing
8 3 (6.00%) TDD
9 2 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (4.00%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.00%) Scrum
9 2 (4.00%) Test Automation
9 2 (4.00%) Test Scripting
10 1 (2.00%) Business Analytics
10 1 (2.00%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 33 (66.00%) Java
2 27 (54.00%) Perl
2 27 (54.00%) Ruby
3 23 (46.00%) Bash Shell
4 20 (40.00%) SQL
5 10 (20.00%) C++
6 9 (18.00%) C
7 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (10.00%) C#
8 5 (10.00%) PHP
8 5 (10.00%) VB
9 3 (6.00%) Go
9 3 (6.00%) Lua
9 3 (6.00%) Tcl
10 2 (4.00%) MATLAB
10 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
11 1 (2.00%) Embedded C
11 1 (2.00%) Embedded C++
11 1 (2.00%) R
11 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) RHCE
2 3 (6.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Docker
2 5 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
2 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.00%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (50.00%) Puppet
2 12 (24.00%) Salt
3 9 (18.00%) Ansible
4 7 (14.00%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (10.00%) Nagios
6 1 (2.00%) Nessus
6 1 (2.00%) OpenView
6 1 (2.00%) Packer
6 1 (2.00%) SCCM
6 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Cisco
2 5 (10.00%) VMware
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle
4 2 (4.00%) Atlassian
4 2 (4.00%) Dell
4 2 (4.00%) HP
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.00%) Toshiba
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.00%) Google
5 1 (2.00%) Retalix
5 1 (2.00%) SAP
5 1 (2.00%) Sonatype
5 1 (2.00%) Splunk
5 1 (2.00%) Teradata
5 1 (2.00%) xMatters