Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 57 43
Rank change year-on-year +15 -14 +5
Contract jobs citing Python 58 48 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.24% 2.94% 3.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.62% 8.63% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 34 30
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.37% +4.29%
10th Percentile £374 £269 £300
90th Percentile £575 £619 £607
East of England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £47.50 £48.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +14.71% +34.92%
10th Percentile £46.25 £41.18 £41.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £45.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +7.06% +2.41% +5.40%

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 499 556 602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 36.50% 34.11% 38.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 362 319
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £419 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +1.52% +10.00%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £280
90th Percentile £575 £556 £588
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 22
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £43.00 £46.50 £17.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.53% +171.10% -65.52%
10th Percentile £32.35 £16.58 £13.65
90th Percentile £47.63 £52.50 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% +1.25%

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019. 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
Hemel Hempstead +5 16 £450 - 1
Watford -3 9 £418 -12.11% 4
Royston +1 7 £463 - 3
Hatfield -4 5 £463 -13.95% 3
St Albans +2 2 £500 +5.26% 6
Welwyn Garden City +22 1 £380 +15.15% 1
Stevenage -1 1 £580 -9.02% 4
Python
East of England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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 27 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (46.55%) DevOps
2 25 (43.10%) AWS
3 23 (39.66%) Linux
4 17 (29.31%) GCP
5 16 (27.59%) Ansible
5 16 (27.59%) Configuration Management
6 15 (25.86%) Java
6 15 (25.86%) Kubernetes
6 15 (25.86%) Azure
6 15 (25.86%) Terraform
7 13 (22.41%) Puppet
7 13 (22.41%) PHP
7 13 (22.41%) SQL
7 13 (22.41%) Telecoms
8 12 (20.69%) Juniper
8 12 (20.69%) Docker
8 12 (20.69%) Analytics
9 11 (18.97%) AngularJS
9 11 (18.97%) React
9 11 (18.97%) Mentoring
9 11 (18.97%) nginx
9 11 (18.97%) MySQL
9 11 (18.97%) Scrum
10 10 (17.24%) LAMP
10 10 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (17.24%) Aruba
10 10 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (17.24%) Relational Database
11 9 (15.52%) Mobile App

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 11 (18.97%) nginx
2 9 (15.52%) Apache
2 9 (15.52%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.17%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 25 (43.10%) AWS
2 17 (29.31%) GCP
3 15 (25.86%) Azure
4 5 (8.62%) Amazon ECS
4 5 (8.62%) GitHub
4 5 (8.62%) Power Platform
5 4 (6.90%) AWS CodePipeline
5 4 (6.90%) PaaS
6 3 (5.17%) IaaS
7 1 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.72%) Firebase
7 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
2 7 (12.07%) Wireless
3 6 (10.34%) Broadband
4 4 (6.90%) WAN
5 3 (5.17%) HTTP
5 3 (5.17%) HTTPS
5 3 (5.17%) LAN
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.72%) DHCP
6 1 (1.72%) DNS
6 1 (1.72%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.72%) SAN
6 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) MySQL
2 10 (17.24%) Relational Database
3 9 (15.52%) BigQuery
4 6 (10.34%) Amazon Redshift
5 5 (8.62%) Power BI
6 3 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.17%) OLAP
6 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
6 3 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (3.45%) Data Mining
7 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.72%) Blockchain
8 1 (1.72%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.72%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.34%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.17%) AppScan
3 3 (5.17%) Burp Suite
3 3 (5.17%) JIRA
4 2 (3.45%) Artifactory
4 2 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (3.45%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.72%) GitLab
General
1 13 (22.41%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.34%) Law
3 3 (5.17%) Retail
4 2 (3.45%) Finance
5 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (41.38%) Developer
2 12 (20.69%) Python Developer
3 8 (13.79%) Automation Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) Network Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) Python Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Architect
4 6 (10.34%) Data Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Consultant
5 5 (8.62%) PHP Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Senior Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Splunk Consultant
5 5 (8.62%) Splunk Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (5.17%) AWS Developer
7 3 (5.17%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Data Scientist
8 2 (3.45%) Penetration Tester
8 2 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.97%) AngularJS
1 11 (18.97%) React
2 10 (17.24%) LAMP
3 9 (15.52%) jQuery
3 9 (15.52%) Laravel
3 9 (15.52%) LEMP Stack
4 6 (10.34%) .NET
4 6 (10.34%) Web Services
5 5 (8.62%) JSON
6 4 (6.90%) HTML
7 3 (5.17%) Ajax
7 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.17%) Django
7 3 (5.17%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (5.17%) Node.js
7 3 (5.17%) RESTful
7 3 (5.17%) XML
8 2 (3.45%) .NET Core
8 2 (3.45%) REST
8 2 (3.45%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Mobile App
2 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.45%) Cloud Native
4 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.45%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.45%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.72%) Clustering
5 1 (1.72%) Life Science
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (39.66%) Linux
2 9 (15.52%) Windows
3 4 (6.90%) AIX
4 3 (5.17%) Android
4 3 (5.17%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.17%) CentOS
4 3 (5.17%) Unix
4 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.72%) CoreOS
5 1 (1.72%) Debian
5 1 (1.72%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.72%) OpenBSD
5 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (46.55%) DevOps
2 16 (27.59%) Configuration Management
3 12 (20.69%) Analytics
4 11 (18.97%) Mentoring
4 11 (18.97%) Scrum
5 10 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (15.52%) Coaching
6 9 (15.52%) Kanban
6 9 (15.52%) MVC
6 9 (15.52%) Test Automation
7 8 (13.79%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (12.07%) Demand Forecasting
8 7 (12.07%) Integration Testing
8 7 (12.07%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (10.34%) Data Visualisation
9 6 (10.34%) ETL
9 6 (10.34%) Visualisation
10 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) Java
2 13 (22.41%) PHP
2 13 (22.41%) SQL
3 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
4 4 (6.90%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.17%) Objective-C
5 3 (5.17%) Perl
6 2 (3.45%) C#
6 2 (3.45%) Ruby
7 1 (1.72%) C
7 1 (1.72%) C++
7 1 (1.72%) Clojure
7 1 (1.72%) Erlang
7 1 (1.72%) Go
7 1 (1.72%) Groovy
7 1 (1.72%) R
7 1 (1.72%) Scala
7 1 (1.72%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.90%) Degree
3 3 (5.17%) CCNA
3 3 (5.17%) CCNP
3 3 (5.17%) JNCIP
3 3 (5.17%) SANS
4 2 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.72%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 12 (20.69%) Docker
2 3 (5.17%) Ceph
2 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (1.72%) LXC
3 1 (1.72%) NFS
3 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (27.59%) Ansible
2 15 (25.86%) Kubernetes
2 15 (25.86%) Terraform
3 13 (22.41%) Puppet
4 5 (8.62%) Prometheus
5 3 (5.17%) Grafana
5 3 (5.17%) Kibana
5 3 (5.17%) logstash
5 3 (5.17%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (5.17%) WebInspect
6 2 (3.45%) Nagios
7 1 (1.72%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 12 (20.69%) Juniper
2 10 (17.24%) Aruba
3 7 (12.07%) Google
4 5 (8.62%) NetApp
4 5 (8.62%) Oracle
4 5 (8.62%) Splunk
5 4 (6.90%) Cisco
5 4 (6.90%) Cognos
5 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.90%) Tableau
5 4 (6.90%) VMware
6 3 (5.17%) Acunetix
6 3 (5.17%) Citrix
6 3 (5.17%) F5
6 3 (5.17%) HP
6 3 (5.17%) IBM
6 3 (5.17%) SAP
6 3 (5.17%) Virgin Media
7 2 (3.45%) Sitecore
7 2 (3.45%) Talend