Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 46 77
Rank change year-on-year +5 +31 -3
Contract jobs citing Python 63 48 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.11% 3.57% 0.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.88% 9.76% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 7
Hertfordshire median daily rate £460 £450 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +34.33% +0.75%
10th Percentile £327 £331 £319
90th Percentile £600 £538 £440
East of England median daily rate £450 £445 £400
% change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.67% - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -13.04%

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 579 492 425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 37.74% 36.63% 31.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 307 223
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +9.68% +8.39%
10th Percentile £291 £250 £245
90th Percentile £588 £565 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 36 35
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +15.85% +13.89%
10th Percentile £10.63 £36.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.38 £53.75 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £41.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +1.82% +5.77% +4.00%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 17 £450 - 8
Welwyn Garden City -3 11 £275 -43.01% 1
Hemel Hempstead +3 4 £375 +25.00% 5
Stevenage -1 4 £485 - 8
Hatfield -10 3 £575 +41.98% 10
Rickmansworth 0 1 - - 3
Welwyn - 1 £575 - 1
Python
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 26 (41.27%) Java
2 23 (36.51%) R
3 19 (30.16%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (28.57%) Linux
5 16 (25.40%) SQL
5 16 (25.40%) Mathematics
5 16 (25.40%) Git (software)
5 16 (25.40%) Big Data
5 16 (25.40%) DevOps
5 16 (25.40%) Data Science
6 15 (23.81%) Mathematical Modelling
6 15 (23.81%) Retail
6 15 (23.81%) Ruby
7 14 (22.22%) Hadoop
8 13 (20.63%) Apache Spark
8 13 (20.63%) Machine Learning
8 13 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (19.05%) Firewall
9 12 (19.05%) Ansible
9 12 (19.05%) Scala
10 11 (17.46%) Bash Shell
10 11 (17.46%) Data Structures
10 11 (17.46%) Algorithms
10 11 (17.46%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (17.46%) E-Commerce
10 11 (17.46%) Oracle
11 10 (15.87%) Unix
11 10 (15.87%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (15.87%) Analytics
11 10 (15.87%) Jenkins

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 13 (20.63%) Apache Spark
2 8 (12.70%) Apache Pig
3 4 (6.35%) Apache
3 4 (6.35%) Confluence
4 3 (4.76%) OpenStack
4 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.17%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (3.17%) Jupyter
5 2 (3.17%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.17%) HipChat
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (30.16%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.35%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (6.35%) GitHub
3 3 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (4.76%) Serverless
4 2 (3.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (3.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (3.17%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.17%) PaaS
4 2 (3.17%) Route 53
4 2 (3.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.59%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.05%) Firewall
2 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.76%) IPsec
3 3 (4.76%) SSL
3 3 (4.76%) VPN
4 2 (3.17%) Wireless
4 2 (3.17%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.59%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.59%) HTTP
5 1 (1.59%) Internet
5 1 (1.59%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.59%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.40%) Big Data
2 14 (22.22%) Hadoop
3 11 (17.46%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (14.29%) DB2
4 9 (14.29%) MySQL
4 9 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 8 (12.70%) Apache Hive
6 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
7 5 (7.94%) Amazon Redshift
7 5 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (7.94%) Oracle Database
7 5 (7.94%) Power BI
7 5 (7.94%) Qlik Sense
8 4 (6.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (6.35%) MongoDB
9 3 (4.76%) RDBMS
10 2 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (3.17%) Looker
10 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
10 2 (3.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (25.40%) Git (software)
2 10 (15.87%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.52%) Ant
3 6 (9.52%) Subversion
4 5 (7.94%) JIRA
5 3 (4.76%) Bitbucket
5 3 (4.76%) Mocha
5 3 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (3.17%) Apache Ivy
6 2 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (3.17%) Checkstyle
6 2 (3.17%) Gradle
6 2 (3.17%) jMock
6 2 (3.17%) JUnit
6 2 (3.17%) Maven
6 2 (3.17%) MSI
6 2 (3.17%) Selenium
6 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.17%) WinDbg
7 1 (1.59%) JMeter
General
1 15 (23.81%) Retail
2 7 (11.11%) Finance
3 5 (7.94%) Publishing
4 3 (4.76%) Automotive
5 2 (3.17%) Back Office
5 2 (3.17%) Electronics
5 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (25.40%) Data Scientist
2 15 (23.81%) Developer
3 12 (19.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Architect
5 3 (4.76%) Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Data Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Python Developer
5 3 (4.76%) Software Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Automation Architect
6 2 (3.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) DevOps Architect
6 2 (3.17%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Linux Developer
6 2 (3.17%) Senior Ruby Developer
6 2 (3.17%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) React
1 5 (7.94%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (6.35%) Node.js
2 4 (6.35%) REST
3 3 (4.76%) .NET
3 3 (4.76%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.76%) Chai
3 3 (4.76%) HTML
3 3 (4.76%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (3.17%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.17%) boto
4 2 (3.17%) Catalyst
4 2 (3.17%) CGI
4 2 (3.17%) CSS
4 2 (3.17%) Hibernate
4 2 (3.17%) Spring
4 2 (3.17%) Web Services
4 2 (3.17%) XML
5 1 (1.59%) Django
5 1 (1.59%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Algorithms
1 11 (17.46%) Data Structures
2 9 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) ASIC
4 2 (3.17%) Clustering
4 2 (3.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (3.17%) Fintech
4 2 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.59%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.59%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.59%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.57%) Linux
2 10 (15.87%) Unix
3 6 (9.52%) Windows
4 3 (4.76%) CentOS
4 3 (4.76%) Solaris
5 2 (3.17%) DC/OS
5 2 (3.17%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.59%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) Data Science
1 16 (25.40%) DevOps
1 16 (25.40%) Mathematics
2 15 (23.81%) Mathematical Modelling
3 13 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (20.63%) Machine Learning
4 11 (17.46%) E-Commerce
5 10 (15.87%) Analytics
6 9 (14.29%) Open Source
7 8 (12.70%) MapReduce
8 7 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (9.52%) Dashboard Development
9 6 (9.52%) Data Extraction
9 6 (9.52%) DNA
9 6 (9.52%) Software Delivery
9 6 (9.52%) Translating Business Requirements
9 6 (9.52%) Workflow
10 5 (7.94%) Data Analytics
10 5 (7.94%) Data Cleansing
10 5 (7.94%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.27%) Java
2 23 (36.51%) R
3 16 (25.40%) SQL
4 15 (23.81%) Ruby
5 12 (19.05%) Scala
6 11 (17.46%) Bash Shell
7 6 (9.52%) C
7 6 (9.52%) Perl
7 6 (9.52%) PHP
8 4 (6.35%) JavaScript
9 3 (4.76%) C#
9 3 (4.76%) C++
9 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.17%) Embedded C
10 2 (3.17%) Go
10 2 (3.17%) MATLAB
10 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.59%) Groovy
11 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Degree
2 5 (7.94%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (3.17%) RHCE
4 1 (1.59%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.17%) GCP
3 1 (1.59%) AS 2805
3 1 (1.59%) GDPR
3 1 (1.59%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (9.52%) Docker
1 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.76%) iptables
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (19.05%) Ansible
2 10 (15.87%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (15.87%) Puppet
3 4 (6.35%) Kubernetes
3 4 (6.35%) Mesos
4 3 (4.76%) Terraform
5 2 (3.17%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (3.17%) HP ALM
5 2 (3.17%) Marathon
5 2 (3.17%) Rancher
6 1 (1.59%) Salt
6 1 (1.59%) yum
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) Oracle
2 10 (15.87%) Tableau
3 9 (14.29%) IBM
4 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 7 (11.11%) VMware
5 6 (9.52%) hybris
5 6 (9.52%) Intershop
6 5 (7.94%) Alteryx
7 3 (4.76%) Atlassian
7 3 (4.76%) Cisco
7 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.76%) Sybase
8 2 (3.17%) Cognos
8 2 (3.17%) F5
8 2 (3.17%) Google
8 2 (3.17%) HP
8 2 (3.17%) Jaspersoft
8 2 (3.17%) SAP
8 2 (3.17%) Sonatype
9 1 (1.59%) Arista