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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 66 75 108
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +33
Contract jobs citing Python 170 183 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.84% 2.55% 1.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.63% 5.92% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 143 93
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -3.33%
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
2563 3090 2766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.80% 43.10% 39.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2059 2404 2132
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 21
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £52.82 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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.

1 165 (43.88%) Linux
2 142 (37.77%) Java
3 107 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (27.39%) C++
5 99 (26.33%) UNIX
6 96 (25.53%) Finance
7 93 (24.73%) Ruby
8 85 (22.61%) SQL
9 83 (22.07%) Banking
10 80 (21.28%) Perl
11 64 (17.02%) Oracle
12 59 (15.69%) JavaScript
13 53 (14.10%) Investment Banking
13 53 (14.10%) Bash Shell
14 51 (13.56%) HTML
14 51 (13.56%) Front Office
15 50 (13.30%) C#
15 50 (13.30%) DevOps
16 47 (12.50%) Git (software)
17 45 (11.97%) Puppet
18 42 (11.17%) Analytics
18 42 (11.17%) Degree
19 39 (10.37%) Shell Script
20 38 (10.11%) PHP
20 38 (10.11%) Big Data
21 37 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
21 37 (9.84%) Windows
22 35 (9.31%) Django
22 35 (9.31%) Hadoop
23 34 (9.04%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 27 (7.18%) WebLogic
2 16 (4.26%) WebSphere
3 15 (3.99%) Apache
4 14 (3.72%) Tomcat
5 13 (3.46%) Apache Pig
5 13 (3.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (3.19%) WebLogic Portal
6 12 (3.19%) Oracle Service Bus
7 9 (2.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 9 (2.39%) OpenStack
8 8 (2.13%) Apache Spark
9 7 (1.86%) Node.js
10 6 (1.60%) SAS
11 4 (1.06%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.80%) nginx
12 3 (0.80%) IIS
13 2 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.53%) CMS
13 2 (0.53%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.53%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (1.06%) SPSS
1 4 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (0.80%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.53%) Gephi
3 2 (0.53%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.27%) Houdini
4 1 (0.27%) Maya
4 1 (0.27%) Weka
4 1 (0.27%) MODO
Business Applications
1 14 (3.72%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (3.19%) Documaker
3 7 (1.86%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (1.33%) Oracle FAH
5 3 (0.80%) Front Arena
6 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (5.05%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.06%) GitHub
5 3 (0.80%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.53%) ElastiCache
6 2 (0.53%) PaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.78%) HTTP
2 14 (3.72%) SSL
3 13 (3.46%) HTTPS
4 11 (2.93%) Firewall
5 10 (2.66%) Internet
6 9 (2.39%) Multicast
7 6 (1.60%) DNS
8 4 (1.06%) NetScaler
8 4 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.06%) LDAP
8 4 (1.06%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.80%) FTP
10 2 (0.53%) X.509
10 2 (0.53%) Broadband
10 2 (0.53%) SAN
10 2 (0.53%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.53%) SSH
11 1 (0.27%) NAS
11 1 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.11%) Big Data
2 35 (9.31%) Hadoop
3 28 (7.45%) MongoDB
4 27 (7.18%) Relational Database
5 26 (6.91%) MySQL
6 20 (5.32%) NoSQL
7 17 (4.52%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (3.72%) Oracle ODI
8 14 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (3.72%) SQL Server
8 14 (3.72%) Oracle BI EE
9 12 (3.19%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 12 (3.19%) Apache Hive
10 11 (2.93%) Oracle Database
11 10 (2.66%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (2.39%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (2.13%) RDBMS
14 7 (1.86%) DB2
15 6 (1.60%) HBase
15 6 (1.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 47 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 32 (8.51%) JIRA
3 29 (7.71%) Jenkins
4 27 (7.18%) Subversion
5 14 (3.72%) Maven
6 13 (3.46%) Ant
7 12 (3.19%) Selenium
8 10 (2.66%) TeamCity
9 9 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (1.86%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.60%) JUnit
11 6 (1.60%) jMock
12 5 (1.33%) Mercurial
12 5 (1.33%) ClearCase
12 5 (1.33%) Gerrit
13 4 (1.06%) Grunt
13 4 (1.06%) AnthillPro
13 4 (1.06%) JBehave
14 3 (0.80%) WebDriver
14 3 (0.80%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 96 (25.53%) Finance
2 83 (22.07%) Banking
3 53 (14.10%) Investment Banking
4 51 (13.56%) Front Office
5 13 (3.46%) Billing
6 11 (2.93%) Advertising
7 8 (2.13%) Games
8 7 (1.86%) Marketing
8 7 (1.86%) Publishing
8 7 (1.86%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.60%) Retail
10 5 (1.33%) Back Office
11 3 (0.80%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.53%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.27%) Law
13 1 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 187 (49.73%) Developer
2 69 (18.35%) Python Developer
3 40 (10.64%) C++ Developer
4 28 (7.45%) Java Developer
5 26 (6.91%) DevOps Engineer
6 21 (5.59%) Consultant
7 18 (4.79%) Analyst
8 16 (4.26%) Senior Developer
9 15 (3.99%) Applications Support
10 13 (3.46%) Quantitative Developer
10 13 (3.46%) Architect
11 11 (2.93%) C++ Quantitative Developer
12 10 (2.66%) Data Scientist
13 8 (2.13%) Tester
13 8 (2.13%) Support Engineer
13 8 (2.13%) Oracle Consultant
14 7 (1.86%) Applications Support Engineer
14 7 (1.86%) Systems Engineer
14 7 (1.86%) Middleware Consultant
14 7 (1.86%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (13.56%) HTML
2 35 (9.31%) Django
3 30 (7.98%) CSS
4 26 (6.91%) Middleware
5 21 (5.59%) Web Services
5 21 (5.59%) XML
6 19 (5.05%) JSON
7 16 (4.26%) JDBC
7 16 (4.26%) JMS
8 15 (3.99%) RESTful
8 15 (3.99%) .NET
9 14 (3.72%) WebCenter
9 14 (3.72%) Oracle Fusion
10 13 (3.46%) REST
11 11 (2.93%) Spring
11 11 (2.93%) HTML5
12 10 (2.66%) LAMP
13 9 (2.39%) J2EE
13 9 (2.39%) Hibernate
13 9 (2.39%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (8.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 30 (7.98%) Computer Science
4 26 (6.91%) Open Source
5 22 (5.85%) Derivative
6 18 (4.79%) Visualisation
6 18 (4.79%) Algorithms
7 15 (3.99%) Fixed Income
8 11 (2.93%) Credit Risk
9 10 (2.66%) Clustering
10 9 (2.39%) Mathematics
10 9 (2.39%) Statistics
10 9 (2.39%) Equities
11 6 (1.60%) Hedge funds
12 5 (1.33%) Market Risk
12 5 (1.33%) Credit Derivative
12 5 (1.33%) Wiki
12 5 (1.33%) Blog
12 5 (1.33%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 165 (43.88%) Linux
2 99 (26.33%) UNIX
3 37 (9.84%) Windows
4 27 (7.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (5.32%) Mac OS X
6 17 (4.52%) Solaris
7 7 (1.86%) AIX
8 6 (1.60%) Android
8 6 (1.60%) CentOS
9 5 (1.33%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.33%) Debian
9 5 (1.33%) SELinux
10 4 (1.06%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.06%) VMS
11 2 (0.53%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.53%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.53%) MVS
11 2 (0.53%) VME
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (13.30%) DevOps
3 42 (11.17%) Analytics
4 34 (9.04%) OO
4 34 (9.04%) Scrum
5 33 (8.78%) TDD
6 32 (8.51%) Software Engineering
7 31 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (8.24%) SOA
8 30 (7.98%) E-Commerce
9 29 (7.71%) Web Development
10 24 (6.38%) Configuration Management
10 24 (6.38%) Multithreading
11 21 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (4.79%) BDD
13 17 (4.52%) Project Management
14 16 (4.26%) Content Management
15 15 (3.99%) Responsive Web Design
16 14 (3.72%) Risk Management
16 14 (3.72%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 142 (37.77%) Java
2 103 (27.39%) C++
3 93 (24.73%) Ruby
4 85 (22.61%) SQL
5 80 (21.28%) Perl
6 59 (15.69%) JavaScript
7 53 (14.10%) Bash Shell
8 50 (13.30%) C#
9 39 (10.37%) Shell Script
10 38 (10.11%) PHP
11 32 (8.51%) Scala
12 25 (6.65%) C
13 22 (5.85%) R
14 15 (3.99%) Jython
15 14 (3.72%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 13 (3.46%) PL/SQL
17 5 (1.33%) PowerShell
17 5 (1.33%) VBA
17 5 (1.33%) VB
18 4 (1.06%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 42 (11.17%) Degree
2 7 (1.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.80%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.53%) PhD
4 2 (0.53%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.27%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.72%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.93%) QA
3 2 (0.53%) GPG13
4 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (5.59%) Oracle RAC
2 11 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.13%) vCloud
4 5 (1.33%) HDFS
5 3 (0.80%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.53%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.53%) NFS
6 2 (0.53%) Xen
7 1 (0.27%) Varnish
7 1 (0.27%) Postfix
7 1 (0.27%) XenServer
7 1 (0.27%) Nmap
7 1 (0.27%) Squid
7 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 45 (11.97%) Puppet
2 31 (8.24%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (3.72%) Oracle Identity Management
3 14 (3.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 11 (2.93%) Nagios
4 11 (2.93%) Ansible
5 7 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (1.86%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (1.33%) Vagrant
7 4 (1.06%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.06%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.80%) Cobbler
8 3 (0.80%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (0.80%) Salt
9 2 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.53%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.53%) StatsD
9 2 (0.53%) Oozie
9 2 (0.53%) Control-M
9 2 (0.53%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 64 (17.02%) Oracle
2 24 (6.38%) Red Hat
3 18 (4.79%) Remedy
3 18 (4.79%) VMware
4 13 (3.46%) IBM
5 9 (2.39%) Microsoft
5 9 (2.39%) Siebel
6 8 (2.13%) TIBCO
7 7 (1.86%) MicroStrategy
7 7 (1.86%) Tableau
8 6 (1.60%) Sybase
9 5 (1.33%) Zend
9 5 (1.33%) Twitter
9 5 (1.33%) SaltStack
10 4 (1.06%) Rackspace
10 4 (1.06%) Cloudera
10 4 (1.06%) Teradata
10 4 (1.06%) HP
10 4 (1.06%) Google
11 3 (0.80%) MarketAxess
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