The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 57 55 82
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +27
Contract jobs citing Python 174 193 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.22% 3.24% 2.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.63% 7.75% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 158 112
Average daily rate
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£475 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +9.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £368 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.56%
Python
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2279 2489 2757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.20% 41.80% 42.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1850 1967 2135
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £301 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 28
Average hourly rate £23.99 £27.50 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% -30.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £14.25 £14.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £37.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015, 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.

1 153 (41.35%) Java
2 152 (41.08%) Linux
3 104 (28.11%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (27.03%) Finance
5 93 (25.14%) Perl
6 86 (23.24%) Ruby
7 71 (19.19%) SQL
8 70 (18.92%) DevOps
9 69 (18.65%) Puppet
10 68 (18.38%) C++
11 64 (17.30%) UNIX
11 64 (17.30%) Analytical Skills
11 64 (17.30%) Jenkins
12 61 (16.49%) Git (software)
13 60 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
14 59 (15.95%) Amazon AWS
15 57 (15.41%) JavaScript
16 51 (13.78%) Banking
17 50 (13.51%) Windows
18 49 (13.24%) Bash Shell
19 48 (12.97%) Opscode Chef
20 46 (12.43%) TDD
21 44 (11.89%) Configuration Management
22 42 (11.35%) C#
22 42 (11.35%) Oracle
23 40 (10.81%) PHP
24 39 (10.54%) OO
25 37 (10.00%) Hadoop
26 36 (9.73%) Degree
26 36 (9.73%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 25 (6.76%) Apache
2 22 (5.95%) Tomcat
3 15 (4.05%) OpenStack
4 13 (3.51%) WebSphere
5 11 (2.97%) Apache Spark
5 11 (2.97%) WebLogic
5 11 (2.97%) IIS
6 10 (2.70%) nginx
6 10 (2.70%) Node.js
7 9 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.89%) Apache Pig
9 5 (1.35%) Confluence
10 4 (1.08%) SAS
11 3 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
11 3 (0.81%) JBoss
11 3 (0.81%) Jetty
12 2 (0.54%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.54%) Drupal
12 2 (0.54%) WordPress
12 2 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.08%) Maya
4 1 (0.27%) Weka
4 1 (0.27%) MS Project
4 1 (0.27%) MS Office
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.54%) Documaker
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.27%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.27%) Unica
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.27%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 59 (15.95%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.24%) PaaS
3 10 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.89%) Heroku
6 6 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.62%) IaaS
7 4 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.81%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.81%) SaaS
9 2 (0.54%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.54%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.54%) GitHub
9 2 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.03%) HTTP
2 19 (5.14%) SSL
3 14 (3.78%) DNS
3 14 (3.78%) Internet
4 12 (3.24%) Firewall
4 12 (3.24%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.16%) LDAP
6 5 (1.35%) SAN
6 5 (1.35%) DHCP
7 4 (1.08%) VPN
7 4 (1.08%) LAN
7 4 (1.08%) Multicast
8 3 (0.81%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.81%) Converged Networks
8 3 (0.81%) IPsec
8 3 (0.81%) MPLS
8 3 (0.81%) BGP
8 3 (0.81%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.81%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.81%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 34 (9.19%) MongoDB
3 31 (8.38%) MySQL
3 31 (8.38%) Big Data
4 23 (6.22%) NoSQL
4 23 (6.22%) SQL Server
4 23 (6.22%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (5.68%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.97%) Oracle Database
6 11 (2.97%) Redis
7 10 (2.70%) Apache Hive
8 7 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.89%) QlikView
9 6 (1.62%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.62%) Oracle Exadata
9 6 (1.62%) HBase
10 5 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.08%) KDB
12 3 (0.81%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 64 (17.30%) Jenkins
2 61 (16.49%) Git (software)
3 31 (8.38%) Subversion
4 28 (7.57%) JIRA
5 22 (5.95%) Selenium
6 18 (4.86%) Maven
7 14 (3.78%) Cucumber
7 14 (3.78%) Mercurial
8 12 (3.24%) Hudson
9 11 (2.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (2.97%) TeamCity
10 8 (2.16%) WebDriver
11 6 (1.62%) Ant
11 6 (1.62%) Grunt
12 5 (1.35%) Gradle
12 5 (1.35%) Artifactory
12 5 (1.35%) ClearCase
12 5 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (1.08%) CruiseControl
13 4 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 100 (27.03%) Finance
2 51 (13.78%) Banking
3 30 (8.11%) Front Office
4 25 (6.76%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.43%) Publishing
7 8 (2.16%) Marketing
7 8 (2.16%) Games
8 7 (1.89%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.81%) Advertising
9 3 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.54%) Billing
10 2 (0.54%) Retail
10 2 (0.54%) Arabic Language
10 2 (0.54%) Hindi Language
10 2 (0.54%) Electronics
10 2 (0.54%) Law
10 2 (0.54%) Legal
11 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 146 (39.46%) Developer
2 67 (18.11%) Python Developer
3 39 (10.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 20 (5.41%) Linux Engineer
5 17 (4.59%) Java Developer
6 13 (3.51%) Analyst
6 13 (3.51%) Senior Developer
7 12 (3.24%) Administrator
8 10 (2.70%) Architect
8 10 (2.70%) C++ Developer
8 10 (2.70%) AWS Developer
8 10 (2.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 10 (2.70%) Data Scientist
9 9 (2.43%) Programmer
9 9 (2.43%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (2.16%) C++/C# Developer
10 8 (2.16%) RAD Developer
10 8 (2.16%) Consultant
10 8 (2.16%) Applications Support
10 8 (2.16%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.73%) HTML
2 35 (9.46%) Web Services
2 35 (9.46%) Django
3 29 (7.84%) .NET
4 22 (5.95%) CSS
4 22 (5.95%) XML
5 19 (5.14%) RESTful
6 17 (4.59%) HTML5
7 13 (3.51%) Middleware
8 12 (3.24%) Spring
8 12 (3.24%) JSON
8 12 (3.24%) REST
9 11 (2.97%) AngularJS
9 11 (2.97%) WebSphere MQ
10 8 (2.16%) LAMP
11 7 (1.89%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.62%) FIX Protocol
12 6 (1.62%) CSS3
12 6 (1.62%) Sass
13 5 (1.35%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 64 (17.30%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.49%) Computer Science
3 22 (5.95%) Derivative
4 20 (5.41%) Visualisation
5 19 (5.14%) Mathematics
6 17 (4.59%) Data Centre
7 14 (3.78%) Statistics
8 12 (3.24%) Credit Risk
8 12 (3.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (3.24%) Fixed Income
9 11 (2.97%) Algorithms
10 10 (2.70%) User Experience
11 9 (2.43%) Hedge funds
11 9 (2.43%) Clustering
12 8 (2.16%) Spread Betting
12 8 (2.16%) Equity Derivative
12 8 (2.16%) Equities
13 7 (1.89%) Mobile App
14 6 (1.62%) Market Risk
14 6 (1.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 152 (41.08%) Linux
2 64 (17.30%) UNIX
3 50 (13.51%) Windows
4 32 (8.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (2.97%) Solaris
5 11 (2.97%) Ubuntu
6 10 (2.70%) CentOS
7 7 (1.89%) Android
8 6 (1.62%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.35%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.35%) AIX
10 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.81%) Debian
11 3 (0.81%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X Server
12 2 (0.54%) VMS
12 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (28.11%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (18.92%) DevOps
3 60 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (12.43%) TDD
5 44 (11.89%) Configuration Management
6 39 (10.54%) OO
7 34 (9.19%) Open Source
8 28 (7.57%) Analytics
9 24 (6.49%) E-Commerce
9 24 (6.49%) OOP
9 24 (6.49%) BDD
10 21 (5.68%) SDLC
11 20 (5.41%) Low Latency
12 19 (5.14%) Continuous Delivery
13 17 (4.59%) Software Engineering
13 17 (4.59%) RAD
13 17 (4.59%) Scrum
13 17 (4.59%) Project Management
14 15 (4.05%) SOA
14 15 (4.05%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 153 (41.35%) Java
2 93 (25.14%) Perl
3 86 (23.24%) Ruby
4 71 (19.19%) SQL
5 68 (18.38%) C++
6 57 (15.41%) JavaScript
7 49 (13.24%) Bash Shell
8 42 (11.35%) C#
9 40 (10.81%) PHP
10 27 (7.30%) Scala
11 22 (5.95%) VBA
11 22 (5.95%) C
11 22 (5.95%) R
12 15 (4.05%) PowerShell
13 12 (3.24%) Shell Script
13 12 (3.24%) Go
14 7 (1.89%) Groovy
15 6 (1.62%) MATLAB
16 4 (1.08%) Lua
16 4 (1.08%) Jython
Qualifications
1 36 (9.73%) Degree
2 7 (1.89%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.35%) PhD
4 3 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.81%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.54%) JNCIP
5 2 (0.54%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.54%) CCNP
5 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.27%) MCSD
6 1 (0.27%) MCSE
6 1 (0.27%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.27%) RHCE
6 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.27%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.78%) QA
2 3 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.54%) COREP
3 2 (0.54%) FINREP
4 1 (0.27%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (3.24%) Docker
3 9 (2.43%) KVM
3 9 (2.43%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (1.89%) Varnish
4 7 (1.89%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.62%) OCFS2
5 6 (1.62%) GlusterFS
5 6 (1.62%) GFS2
6 4 (1.08%) vSphere
7 3 (0.81%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.81%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.54%) NFS
8 2 (0.54%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.54%) Samba
8 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.54%) RHEV
8 2 (0.54%) HDFS
8 2 (0.54%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 69 (18.65%) Puppet
2 48 (12.97%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (6.22%) Ansible
4 16 (4.32%) Salt
5 10 (2.70%) Vagrant
6 7 (1.89%) ITRS Geneos
6 7 (1.89%) BladeLogic
7 5 (1.35%) Graphite
7 5 (1.35%) SELinux
7 5 (1.35%) Cobbler
7 5 (1.35%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (1.35%) yum
7 5 (1.35%) Nagios
7 5 (1.35%) SCOM
7 5 (1.35%) ZABBIX
7 5 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.08%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.08%) StatsD
9 3 (0.81%) logstash
9 3 (0.81%) Kibana
Vendors
1 42 (11.35%) Oracle
2 34 (9.19%) VMware
3 33 (8.92%) Red Hat
4 20 (5.41%) IBM
5 16 (4.32%) Microsoft
6 15 (4.05%) Splunk
7 13 (3.51%) HP
8 12 (3.24%) Remedy
8 12 (3.24%) Cisco
9 11 (2.97%) Tableau
10 8 (2.16%) BMC
10 8 (2.16%) Perforce
11 7 (1.89%) WorldPay
11 7 (1.89%) EMC
12 6 (1.62%) Google
12 6 (1.62%) TIBCO
12 6 (1.62%) Cloudera
13 5 (1.35%) Rackspace
13 5 (1.35%) Reuters
14 4 (1.08%) Zend
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £475 - 535 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £675 - £750 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £600 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £800 - 850 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
City, London
Bloomberg LP
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago