The first table below looks at the demand for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 50 59 116
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +57
Contract jobs citing Python 205 220 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.53% 3.10% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.36% 7.07% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 166 75
Average daily rate
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£525 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -10.95%
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2451 3110 3050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.24% 43.89% 39.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1903 2390 2360
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 22
Average hourly rate £38.49 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.42% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £22.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £104.61 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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Python
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Python
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python across the City of London region.

Python Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python across the City of London region.

Python Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python.

1 175 (43.32%) Java
2 164 (40.59%) Linux
3 129 (31.93%) C++
4 113 (27.97%) Perl
5 106 (26.24%) Banking
6 94 (23.27%) SQL
7 93 (23.02%) Finance
7 93 (23.02%) Ruby
8 90 (22.28%) C#
9 79 (19.55%) UNIX
10 78 (19.31%) Oracle
10 78 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
11 71 (17.57%) Investment Banking
12 67 (16.58%) Degree
13 65 (16.09%) Front Office
14 62 (15.35%) Continuous Integration
15 61 (15.10%) DevOps
16 59 (14.60%) Analytics
17 56 (13.86%) JavaScript
18 54 (13.37%) OO
19 51 (12.62%) Windows
20 50 (12.38%) HTML
20 50 (12.38%) Git (software)
20 50 (12.38%) Bash Shell
21 46 (11.39%) Software Engineering
21 46 (11.39%) Computer Science
22 45 (11.14%) TDD
22 45 (11.14%) PHP
22 45 (11.14%) Scrum
23 44 (10.89%) Puppet

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (5.94%) WebLogic
2 21 (5.20%) WebSphere
3 19 (4.70%) Tomcat
4 17 (4.21%) Node.js
5 14 (3.47%) Apache Pig
6 13 (3.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 12 (2.97%) Apache
8 11 (2.72%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.98%) Oracle Service Bus
9 8 (1.98%) WebLogic Portal
9 8 (1.98%) SAS
10 5 (1.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (0.99%) nginx
11 4 (0.99%) CMS
11 4 (0.99%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
12 3 (0.74%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.74%) IIS
13 2 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.50%) GemFire
Applications
1 6 (1.49%) SPSS
2 5 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.99%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.50%) Gephi
4 2 (0.50%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Houdini
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.25%) Maya
Business Applications
1 9 (2.23%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.98%) Documaker
3 5 (1.24%) Oracle FAH
4 3 (0.74%) Front Arena
4 3 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.95%) Amazon EC2
2 18 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.71%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (2.48%) GitHub
5 4 (0.99%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.50%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.50%) PaaS
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.25%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.94%) HTTP
2 12 (2.97%) Firewall
3 10 (2.48%) SSL
4 8 (1.98%) Multicast
4 8 (1.98%) HTTPS
5 7 (1.73%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.73%) Internet
6 5 (1.24%) DNS
6 5 (1.24%) LDAP
7 4 (0.99%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.74%) SSH
9 2 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.50%) FCoE
9 2 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.50%) SAN
9 2 (0.50%) MPLS
9 2 (0.50%) OSPF
9 2 (0.50%) BGP
9 2 (0.50%) EIGRP
9 2 (0.50%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.41%) Hadoop
2 36 (8.91%) Big Data
3 31 (7.67%) MySQL
4 30 (7.43%) SQL Server
5 28 (6.93%) MongoDB
6 23 (5.69%) Relational Database
7 20 (4.95%) NoSQL
8 17 (4.21%) Data Mining
9 15 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (3.47%) Apache Hive
11 13 (3.22%) RDBMS
11 13 (3.22%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (2.23%) Oracle BI EE
13 9 (2.23%) DB2
13 9 (2.23%) Oracle ODI
14 8 (1.98%) Oracle Database
14 8 (1.98%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 8 (1.98%) KDB
15 7 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 50 (12.38%) Git (software)
2 41 (10.15%) Jenkins
3 34 (8.42%) Subversion
4 32 (7.92%) JIRA
5 30 (7.43%) Maven
6 22 (5.45%) Ant
7 18 (4.46%) TeamCity
8 15 (3.71%) Mercurial
9 11 (2.72%) Gerrit
9 11 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (2.23%) AnthillPro
10 9 (2.23%) Selenium
10 9 (2.23%) JUnit
11 8 (1.98%) Visual Studio
12 6 (1.49%) Cucumber
13 5 (1.24%) Talend Open Studio
13 5 (1.24%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.24%) ClearCase
13 5 (1.24%) JBehave
14 4 (0.99%) Calabash
General
1 106 (26.24%) Banking
2 93 (23.02%) Finance
3 71 (17.57%) Investment Banking
4 65 (16.09%) Front Office
5 12 (2.97%) Games
6 10 (2.48%) Billing
7 8 (1.98%) Back Office
7 8 (1.98%) Marketing
8 6 (1.49%) Advertising
8 6 (1.49%) Retail
9 3 (0.74%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.50%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.25%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 207 (51.24%) Developer
2 69 (17.08%) Python Developer
3 47 (11.63%) C++ Developer
4 31 (7.67%) Java Developer
5 24 (5.94%) DevOps Engineer
6 23 (5.69%) Quantitative Developer
7 21 (5.20%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 21 (5.20%) Analyst
8 15 (3.71%) Senior Developer
9 13 (3.22%) Consultant
10 12 (2.97%) Tester
11 10 (2.48%) Data Scientist
12 9 (2.23%) Architect
12 9 (2.23%) Deployment Manager
13 8 (1.98%) Scala Developer
13 8 (1.98%) Data Analyst
13 8 (1.98%) Administrator
13 8 (1.98%) Systems Administrator
14 7 (1.73%) Build Manager
14 7 (1.73%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (12.38%) HTML
2 33 (8.17%) .NET
3 30 (7.43%) Django
4 28 (6.93%) CSS
5 24 (5.94%) XML
6 23 (5.69%) Web Services
7 21 (5.20%) Middleware
8 18 (4.46%) JSON
8 18 (4.46%) jQuery
9 17 (4.21%) HTML5
10 15 (3.71%) Spring
10 15 (3.71%) J2EE
11 13 (3.22%) JDBC
11 13 (3.22%) SciPy
11 13 (3.22%) NumPy
11 13 (3.22%) RESTful
12 12 (2.97%) JMS
13 11 (2.72%) AngularJS
14 10 (2.48%) MapReduce
14 10 (2.48%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.39%) Computer Science
2 43 (10.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 33 (8.17%) Derivative
4 30 (7.43%) Fixed Income
5 26 (6.44%) Open Source
6 22 (5.45%) Visualisation
7 17 (4.21%) Credit Risk
8 13 (3.22%) Mathematics
9 11 (2.72%) Statistics
10 10 (2.48%) Equities
11 7 (1.73%) Online Games
11 7 (1.73%) Market Risk
11 7 (1.73%) Credit Derivative
11 7 (1.73%) Hedge funds
11 7 (1.73%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.49%) Digital Media
12 6 (1.49%) Clustering
13 5 (1.24%) Physics
13 5 (1.24%) Wiki
13 5 (1.24%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 164 (40.59%) Linux
2 79 (19.55%) UNIX
3 51 (12.62%) Windows
4 31 (7.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (2.72%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.48%) Android
6 10 (2.48%) Ubuntu
7 9 (2.23%) Solaris
8 8 (1.98%) CentOS
8 8 (1.98%) Mac OS X
9 7 (1.73%) AIX
9 7 (1.73%) Debian
10 6 (1.49%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.24%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.99%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.99%) SELinux
12 4 (0.99%) VMS
13 3 (0.74%) ThreadX
13 3 (0.74%) Fedora
13 3 (0.74%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (15.35%) Continuous Integration
3 61 (15.10%) DevOps
4 59 (14.60%) Analytics
5 54 (13.37%) OO
6 46 (11.39%) Software Engineering
7 45 (11.14%) TDD
7 45 (11.14%) Scrum
8 31 (7.67%) BDD
9 30 (7.43%) SOA
10 25 (6.19%) E-Commerce
11 22 (5.45%) Project Management
12 19 (4.70%) Validation
13 18 (4.46%) Web Development
14 17 (4.21%) Multithreading
15 16 (3.96%) Risk Management
16 15 (3.71%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (3.71%) Low Latency
17 14 (3.47%) ETL
17 14 (3.47%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 175 (43.32%) Java
2 129 (31.93%) C++
3 113 (27.97%) Perl
4 94 (23.27%) SQL
5 93 (23.02%) Ruby
6 90 (22.28%) C#
7 56 (13.86%) JavaScript
8 50 (12.38%) Bash Shell
9 45 (11.14%) PHP
10 37 (9.16%) Scala
11 32 (7.92%) Shell Script
12 31 (7.67%) C
13 23 (5.69%) R
14 21 (5.20%) PL/SQL
15 10 (2.48%) Jython
15 10 (2.48%) Groovy
16 9 (2.23%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 8 (1.98%) PowerShell
18 6 (1.49%) Objective-C
19 4 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 67 (16.58%) Degree
2 10 (2.48%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.49%) PhD
4 5 (1.24%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.74%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.96%) QA
2 10 (2.48%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.49%) CRD IV
3 6 (1.49%) Basel III
4 4 (0.99%) SLA
5 3 (0.74%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.25%) GPG13
System Software
1 18 (4.46%) vCloud
2 17 (4.21%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.49%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.99%) KVM
6 3 (0.74%) Xen
6 3 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.74%) HDFS
7 2 (0.50%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.50%) XenServer
7 2 (0.50%) Squid
8 1 (0.25%) Snort
8 1 (0.25%) Nmap
8 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.25%) NFS
8 1 (0.25%) Varnish
8 1 (0.25%) Dovecot
8 1 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 44 (10.89%) Puppet
2 25 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.22%) Nagios
4 9 (2.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (2.23%) Oracle Identity Management
5 7 (1.73%) ITRS Geneos
6 6 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.99%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.99%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (0.99%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.74%) Ansible
9 2 (0.50%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.50%) Oozie
9 2 (0.50%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.50%) CA SiteMinder
9 2 (0.50%) Nessus
10 1 (0.25%) SCOM
10 1 (0.25%) Control-M
Vendors
1 78 (19.31%) Oracle
2 31 (7.67%) Red Hat
3 22 (5.45%) VMware
4 13 (3.22%) Tableau
5 11 (2.72%) IBM
6 10 (2.48%) Perforce
6 10 (2.48%) Remedy
7 9 (2.23%) Microsoft
8 8 (1.98%) TIBCO
9 7 (1.73%) Cisco
9 7 (1.73%) Sybase
9 7 (1.73%) MicroStrategy
10 6 (1.49%) New Relic
10 6 (1.49%) HP
11 5 (1.24%) Siebel
11 5 (1.24%) Teradata
11 5 (1.24%) Splunk
11 5 (1.24%) Talend
12 4 (0.99%) 29West
12 4 (0.99%) Adobe
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