Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 39 47
Rank change year-on-year -20 +8 +21
Contract jobs citing Python 40 62 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.44% 4.41% 3.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.39% 11.59% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 15
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £319 £300 £313
90th Percentile £568 £608 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £447
% change year-on-year +6.25% -10.46% +15.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £50.00 - £31.50
10th Percentile £47.50 - £30.75
90th Percentile £52.50 - £32.25
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -2.60%

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 541 535 488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 32.97% 38.05% 34.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 287 264
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £278 £227
90th Percentile £556 £588 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 24
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £47.00 £20.76 £49.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +126.45% -58.28% +53.08%
10th Percentile £17.85 £15.00 £19.73
90th Percentile £55.13 £46.50 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.27% +5.33%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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
Watford 0 6 £475 -6.17% 3
St Albans +1 5 £475 +2.70% 6
Hemel Hempstead -8 5 £394 +5.07% 1
Welwyn Garden City -20 4 £328 +0.77% 3
Hatfield +1 2 £525 +9.09% 20
Stevenage -12 2 £300 - 6
Rickmansworth -12 1 - - 1
Royston - 1 - - 1
Borehamwood - 1 £400 - 3
Python
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 18 (45.00%) SQL
2 15 (37.50%) Java
2 15 (37.50%) Linux
2 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.00%) DevOps
4 12 (30.00%) Big Data
5 11 (27.50%) MongoDB
6 10 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (25.00%) Puppet
7 8 (20.00%) ETL
7 8 (20.00%) Hadoop
7 8 (20.00%) Data Science
8 7 (17.50%) Apache Spark
8 7 (17.50%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (17.50%) C#
8 7 (17.50%) Git (software)
9 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
9 6 (15.00%) VBA
9 6 (15.00%) Unix
9 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
9 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
9 6 (15.00%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (15.00%) Jenkins
9 6 (15.00%) Ansible
9 6 (15.00%) Bash Shell
10 5 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (12.50%) Microservices
10 5 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (12.50%) Node.js

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 (17.50%) Apache Spark
2 6 (15.00%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (12.50%) OpenStack
3 5 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 4 (10.00%) Apache
4 4 (10.00%) nginx
5 3 (7.50%) GlassFish
6 2 (5.00%) Apache Pig
6 2 (5.00%) Confluence
7 1 (2.50%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (10.00%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (10.00%) Amazon Kinesis
3 4 (10.00%) Stackdriver
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.50%) DNS
2 3 (7.50%) Firewall
2 3 (7.50%) HTTP
2 3 (7.50%) HTTPS
2 3 (7.50%) SSL
2 3 (7.50%) Wireless
3 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.50%) BGP
4 1 (2.50%) DHCP
4 1 (2.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) Big Data
2 11 (27.50%) MongoDB
3 8 (20.00%) Hadoop
4 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 4 (10.00%) Amazon Athena
5 4 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (10.00%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (10.00%) NoSQL
5 4 (10.00%) OLAP
5 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (7.50%) Apache Hive
7 2 (5.00%) MySQL
7 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.50%) DB2
8 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
8 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
8 1 (2.50%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.00%) Artifactory
3 4 (10.00%) Bitbucket
3 4 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (7.50%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.00%) JIRA
5 2 (5.00%) Subversion
6 1 (2.50%) Checkstyle
6 1 (2.50%) Cobertura
6 1 (2.50%) Gradle
6 1 (2.50%) JMeter
6 1 (2.50%) jMock
6 1 (2.50%) JUnit
6 1 (2.50%) Maven
6 1 (2.50%) Selenium
General
1 5 (12.50%) Retail
2 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Data Scientist
3 6 (15.00%) Data Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Senior Data Scientist
4 4 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Big Data Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Python Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Senior Data Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Unix Support
5 3 (7.50%) Unix Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
1 5 (12.50%) HTML
1 5 (12.50%) Node.js
2 2 (5.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.00%) CSS
2 2 (5.00%) Spring
2 2 (5.00%) wxPython
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) boto
3 1 (2.50%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.50%) HTML5
3 1 (2.50%) JSP
3 1 (2.50%) OpenCV
3 1 (2.50%) REST
3 1 (2.50%) RESTful
3 1 (2.50%) Spring MVC
3 1 (2.50%) TensorFlow
3 1 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) FMCG
3 3 (7.50%) Algorithms
3 3 (7.50%) Replication
4 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (5.00%) Fintech
5 1 (2.50%) ASIC
5 1 (2.50%) Blog
5 1 (2.50%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.50%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Linux
2 6 (15.00%) Unix
3 3 (7.50%) CentOS
4 2 (5.00%) Windows
5 1 (2.50%) DC/OS
5 1 (2.50%) Debian
5 1 (2.50%) Solaris
5 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.00%) DevOps
3 8 (20.00%) Data Science
3 8 (20.00%) ETL
4 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (12.50%) ITIL
5 5 (12.50%) Machine Learning
5 5 (12.50%) Microservices
6 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
6 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (10.00%) OO
6 4 (10.00%) OOP
7 3 (7.50%) Critical Thinking
7 3 (7.50%) Data Architecture
7 3 (7.50%) Mathematics
7 3 (7.50%) Performance Measurement
7 3 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) SQL
2 15 (37.50%) Java
3 7 (17.50%) C#
4 6 (15.00%) Bash Shell
4 6 (15.00%) VBA
5 5 (12.50%) C++
5 5 (12.50%) PHP
5 5 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 4 (10.00%) Go
6 4 (10.00%) Perl
6 4 (10.00%) Ruby
6 4 (10.00%) Scala
7 3 (7.50%) C
7 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.00%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.50%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.50%) Master's Degree
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Docker
1 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.50%) Ceph
2 1 (2.50%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) Puppet
2 7 (17.50%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (15.00%) Ansible
4 4 (10.00%) HAProxy
4 4 (10.00%) Kibana
4 4 (10.00%) logstash
5 3 (7.50%) Kubernetes
5 3 (7.50%) Terraform
6 1 (2.50%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (2.50%) Grafana
6 1 (2.50%) Mesos
6 1 (2.50%) Nagios
6 1 (2.50%) Prometheus
6 1 (2.50%) Rancher
6 1 (2.50%) Salt
6 1 (2.50%) yum
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Atlassian
2 4 (10.00%) Google
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) NetApp
2 4 (10.00%) New Relic
2 4 (10.00%) Percona
2 4 (10.00%) SolarWinds
2 4 (10.00%) Splunk
2 4 (10.00%) VMware
3 3 (7.50%) F5
3 3 (7.50%) Sybase
4 1 (2.50%) Dynatrace
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) Sonatype
4 1 (2.50%) Tableau