Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 50 66
Rank change year-on-year +9 +16 +17
Contract jobs citing Python 62 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.92% 3.15% 2.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.15% 8.53% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 18
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +16.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £320
90th Percentile £606 £538 £436
East of England median daily rate £425 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 - -
East of England median hourly rate £41.50 £39.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +5.73% +0.64% -10.86%

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 611 516 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 38.67% 36.88% 34.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 298 264
Hertfordshire median daily rate £420 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £285 £232 £253
90th Percentile £588 £538 £509
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 32
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £49.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.82% +42.14% +75.00%
10th Percentile £13.80 £36.83 £13.68
90th Percentile £43.75 £53.95 £43.63
East of England median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +1.35%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -8 12 £550 - 7
Welwyn Garden City +7 9 £300 -7.69% 3
Hemel Hempstead +9 6 £375 -6.25% 2
Rickmansworth -2 3 £675 -
Hatfield -7 2 £550 +4.76% 8
Stevenage -9 2 £470 -
St Albans -4 1 £463 - 6
Welwyn - 1 £575 -
Python
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 32 (51.61%) Linux
2 20 (32.26%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (27.42%) Perl
3 17 (27.42%) SQL
3 17 (27.42%) Ansible
4 15 (24.19%) Docker
4 15 (24.19%) Unix
4 15 (24.19%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (22.58%) DevOps
6 13 (20.97%) Puppet
6 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (19.35%) Finance
7 12 (19.35%) Bash Shell
7 12 (19.35%) Analytics
7 12 (19.35%) Kubernetes
8 11 (17.74%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (16.13%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (16.13%) VMware
9 10 (16.13%) Oracle
9 10 (16.13%) R
9 10 (16.13%) Ruby
9 10 (16.13%) Mesos
10 9 (14.52%) Oracle Database
10 9 (14.52%) Tableau
10 9 (14.52%) MySQL
10 9 (14.52%) Firewall
10 9 (14.52%) Configuration Management
11 8 (12.90%) Information Security
11 8 (12.90%) Retail
11 8 (12.90%) DB2

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 8 (12.90%) OpenStack
2 7 (11.29%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (11.29%) Confluence
3 5 (8.06%) Apache Spark
4 3 (4.84%) Apache
5 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) HipChat
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (32.26%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (17.74%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (11.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (4.84%) Amazon S3
5 3 (4.84%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (4.84%) PaaS
5 3 (4.84%) Route 53
5 3 (4.84%) Serverless
6 2 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (3.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (3.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.61%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (1.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.52%) Firewall
2 7 (11.29%) SSL
3 4 (6.45%) HTTP
3 4 (6.45%) IPsec
3 4 (6.45%) VPN
4 3 (4.84%) Internet
4 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.84%) Wireless
5 2 (3.23%) ICMP
6 1 (1.61%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.61%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.61%) DNS
6 1 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.61%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.61%) LDAP
6 1 (1.61%) Network Security
6 1 (1.61%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.61%) SMTP
6 1 (1.61%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (14.52%) MySQL
2 9 (14.52%) Oracle Database
3 8 (12.90%) DB2
3 8 (12.90%) Relational Database
4 7 (11.29%) RDBMS
5 6 (9.68%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (9.68%) Hadoop
6 5 (8.06%) Big Data
6 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
7 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (6.45%) Power BI
7 4 (6.45%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
9 2 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
9 2 (3.23%) Redis
10 1 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (1.61%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Bitbucket
1 7 (11.29%) Jenkins
1 7 (11.29%) JIRA
2 4 (6.45%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.84%) IDA Disassembler
3 3 (4.84%) Metasploit
3 3 (4.84%) OllyDbg
4 2 (3.23%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (3.23%) Checkstyle
4 2 (3.23%) Gradle
4 2 (3.23%) jMock
4 2 (3.23%) JUnit
4 2 (3.23%) Maven
4 2 (3.23%) Selenium
5 1 (1.61%) EasyMock
5 1 (1.61%) GoCD
5 1 (1.61%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Retail
3 5 (8.06%) Law
4 4 (6.45%) Publishing
5 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (19.35%) Analyst
2 11 (17.74%) Developer
3 6 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Data Scientist
5 4 (6.45%) Consultant
5 4 (6.45%) Data Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Administrator
6 3 (4.84%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (4.84%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Incident Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Malware Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Security Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Java Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Security Tester
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) boto
2 5 (8.06%) HTML
3 3 (4.84%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.84%) CSS
3 3 (4.84%) Middleware
3 3 (4.84%) Regular Expression
4 2 (3.23%) .NET
4 2 (3.23%) Catalyst
4 2 (3.23%) CGI
4 2 (3.23%) Hibernate
4 2 (3.23%) HTML5
4 2 (3.23%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (3.23%) Node.js
4 2 (3.23%) React
4 2 (3.23%) REST
4 2 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (3.23%) Spring
5 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.61%) JSON
5 1 (1.61%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.45%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (4.84%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (4.84%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (3.23%) Fintech
5 2 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.61%) Clustering
6 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.61%) EMV
6 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.61%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.61%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.61%) State Machine
6 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (51.61%) Linux
2 15 (24.19%) Unix
3 7 (11.29%) Solaris
4 6 (9.68%) CentOS
5 5 (8.06%) VMS
5 5 (8.06%) Windows
6 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.23%) DC/OS
7 2 (3.23%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.61%) CoreOS
8 1 (1.61%) Debian
8 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) DevOps
2 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.35%) Analytics
4 9 (14.52%) Configuration Management
5 8 (12.90%) Information Security
6 7 (11.29%) Data Modelling
6 7 (11.29%) Machine Learning
7 6 (9.68%) Data Extraction
7 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
7 6 (9.68%) Mathematics
7 6 (9.68%) Scrum
8 5 (8.06%) Computer Forensics
8 5 (8.06%) Data Analytics
8 5 (8.06%) Kanban
8 5 (8.06%) Mathematical Modelling
8 5 (8.06%) Predictive Analytics
8 5 (8.06%) Predictive Modelling
8 5 (8.06%) Programme Delivery
8 5 (8.06%) SDLC
8 5 (8.06%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.42%) Perl
1 17 (27.42%) SQL
2 12 (19.35%) Bash Shell
3 10 (16.13%) R
3 10 (16.13%) Ruby
4 8 (12.90%) Java
5 6 (9.68%) C
6 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
7 4 (6.45%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.84%) Go
8 3 (4.84%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.23%) C#
9 2 (3.23%) C++
9 2 (3.23%) Embedded C
9 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.23%) VBA
10 1 (1.61%) PHP
10 1 (1.61%) sed
10 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.84%) Degree
1 3 (4.84%) RHCE
2 2 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.23%) GCIA
2 2 (3.23%) GCIH
2 2 (3.23%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) GCP
2 4 (6.45%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.61%) AS 2805
4 1 (1.61%) ISO 8583
4 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 15 (24.19%) Docker
2 8 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.06%) VirtualBox
4 4 (6.45%) iptables
5 3 (4.84%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.61%) LXC
6 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (27.42%) Ansible
2 15 (24.19%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (20.97%) Puppet
4 12 (19.35%) Kubernetes
5 10 (16.13%) Mesos
6 6 (9.68%) Docker Swarm
6 6 (9.68%) Rancher
7 5 (8.06%) Terraform
8 3 (4.84%) EnCase
8 3 (4.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (3.23%) CSIRT
9 2 (3.23%) Marathon
9 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (1.61%) yum
10 1 (1.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Oracle
1 10 (16.13%) VMware
2 9 (14.52%) Tableau
3 7 (11.29%) Atlassian
4 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.45%) Alteryx
5 4 (6.45%) Cisco
5 4 (6.45%) EMC
6 3 (4.84%) FireEye
6 3 (4.84%) Intel
6 3 (4.84%) McAfee
6 3 (4.84%) Symantec
7 2 (3.23%) ArcSight
7 2 (3.23%) F5
7 2 (3.23%) IBM
7 2 (3.23%) Qualys
7 2 (3.23%) Sonatype
7 2 (3.23%) Splunk
7 2 (3.23%) Sybase