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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 49 52 59
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing Python 219 205 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.74% 3.53% 3.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.36% 8.36% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 171 164
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.30 - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £25.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+54.00% -26.47%
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
2620 2453 3110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.75% 42.26% 43.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2155 1904 2390
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 29
Average hourly rate £24.62 £38.49 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.05% -9.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.84 £14.88 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £143.25 £104.61 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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.

1 176 (44.78%) Linux
2 153 (38.93%) Java
3 115 (29.26%) Perl
4 105 (26.72%) Finance
5 103 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
6 99 (25.19%) Ruby
7 93 (23.66%) SQL
8 91 (23.16%) DevOps
9 74 (18.83%) Jenkins
9 74 (18.83%) Puppet
10 71 (18.07%) UNIX
11 69 (17.56%) Windows
12 67 (17.05%) Continuous Integration
13 66 (16.79%) C++
14 64 (16.28%) TDD
15 61 (15.52%) JavaScript
16 60 (15.27%) Git (software)
17 57 (14.50%) Opscode Chef
18 55 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
18 55 (13.99%) Amazon AWS
19 52 (13.23%) Banking
20 51 (12.98%) Bash Shell
21 48 (12.21%) Django
21 48 (12.21%) Oracle
22 46 (11.70%) PHP
23 43 (10.94%) Subversion
24 40 (10.18%) Configuration Management
25 38 (9.67%) C#
25 38 (9.67%) Open Source
26 37 (9.41%) MongoDB

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 29 (7.38%) Tomcat
2 25 (6.36%) Apache
3 20 (5.09%) Node.js
4 16 (4.07%) IIS
5 15 (3.82%) OpenStack
6 12 (3.05%) Confluence
7 10 (2.54%) Apache Spark
8 9 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (2.29%) WebSphere
9 8 (2.04%) Jetty
10 7 (1.78%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.27%) JBoss
11 5 (1.27%) nginx
11 5 (1.27%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.76%) SAS
13 2 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
13 2 (0.51%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.51%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.78%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.02%) Maya
4 3 (0.76%) Mathematica
4 3 (0.76%) Maple
4 3 (0.76%) LaTeX
5 2 (0.51%) MS Office
6 1 (0.25%) Weka
6 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.51%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.25%) Unica
4 1 (0.25%) Documaker
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 55 (13.99%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.05%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (3.05%) PaaS
4 9 (2.29%) Heroku
5 7 (1.78%) GitHub
6 6 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.27%) IaaS
7 5 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.27%) SaaS
8 4 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.76%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.76%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.51%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.25%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.63%) HTTP
2 23 (5.85%) SSL
3 18 (4.58%) TCP/IP
4 15 (3.82%) DNS
5 14 (3.56%) Firewall
6 10 (2.54%) LDAP
7 7 (1.78%) DHCP
7 7 (1.78%) Internet
8 4 (1.02%) LAN
8 4 (1.02%) Kerberos
8 4 (1.02%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.76%) NAS
9 3 (0.76%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.76%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.76%) Multicast
9 3 (0.76%) Network Security
9 3 (0.76%) Converged Networks
9 3 (0.76%) SAN
9 3 (0.76%) DMZ
10 2 (0.51%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.41%) MongoDB
2 36 (9.16%) Hadoop
3 33 (8.40%) SQL Server
4 32 (8.14%) MySQL
5 31 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
6 27 (6.87%) Big Data
7 26 (6.62%) NoSQL
8 24 (6.11%) Relational Database
9 15 (3.82%) Oracle Database
10 11 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (2.54%) Redis
12 7 (1.78%) QlikView
12 7 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.27%) RDBMS
13 5 (1.27%) Apache Hive
14 4 (1.02%) HBase
14 4 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
15 3 (0.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 74 (18.83%) Jenkins
2 60 (15.27%) Git (software)
3 43 (10.94%) Subversion
4 34 (8.65%) JIRA
5 26 (6.62%) Maven
6 19 (4.83%) Selenium
7 16 (4.07%) Cucumber
7 16 (4.07%) Gradle
8 15 (3.82%) Ant
9 14 (3.56%) Mercurial
10 12 (3.05%) JUnit
11 11 (2.80%) Hudson
11 11 (2.80%) TeamCity
12 9 (2.29%) WebDriver
13 8 (2.04%) JMeter
13 8 (2.04%) Artifactory
14 7 (1.78%) ClearCase
14 7 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (1.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 105 (26.72%) Finance
2 52 (13.23%) Banking
3 32 (8.14%) Front Office
4 22 (5.60%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.53%) Games
6 5 (1.27%) Marketing
6 5 (1.27%) Back Office
6 5 (1.27%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.02%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.76%) Legal
8 3 (0.76%) Advertising
8 3 (0.76%) Publishing
8 3 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Retail
9 1 (0.25%) Billing
9 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.25%) Law
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 156 (39.69%) Developer
2 76 (19.34%) Python Developer
3 54 (13.74%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (5.34%) Analyst
5 20 (5.09%) Linux Engineer
6 19 (4.83%) Java Developer
7 15 (3.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 13 (3.31%) Data Scientist
9 12 (3.05%) Administrator
9 12 (3.05%) Senior Developer
10 11 (2.80%) Quantitative Developer
11 9 (2.29%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (2.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 8 (2.04%) Senior Python Developer
12 8 (2.04%) RAD Developer
12 8 (2.04%) Consultant
12 8 (2.04%) Architect
12 8 (2.04%) Applications Support
12 8 (2.04%) C++ Developer
12 8 (2.04%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (12.21%) Django
2 35 (8.91%) HTML
3 34 (8.65%) Web Services
4 24 (6.11%) XML
5 23 (5.85%) .NET
6 22 (5.60%) CSS
7 21 (5.34%) REST
8 17 (4.33%) HTML5
8 17 (4.33%) Spring
8 17 (4.33%) AngularJS
9 14 (3.56%) NumPy
10 13 (3.31%) RESTful
11 11 (2.80%) SciPy
11 11 (2.80%) Middleware
11 11 (2.80%) LAMP
12 10 (2.54%) ASP.NET
13 8 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
13 8 (2.04%) Pandas
14 7 (1.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (1.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 55 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.87%) Credit Risk
3 20 (5.09%) Computer Science
4 19 (4.83%) Mathematics
5 18 (4.58%) Statistics
6 17 (4.33%) Visualisation
7 12 (3.05%) Market Risk
8 11 (2.80%) Fixed Income
8 11 (2.80%) User Experience
9 10 (2.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (2.54%) Derivative
10 9 (2.29%) Grid Computing
10 9 (2.29%) Physics
10 9 (2.29%) Algorithms
11 8 (2.04%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.53%) Hedge funds
12 6 (1.53%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.53%) Equities
13 5 (1.27%) Social Media
13 5 (1.27%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 176 (44.78%) Linux
2 71 (18.07%) UNIX
3 69 (17.56%) Windows
4 29 (7.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (4.07%) Ubuntu
6 9 (2.29%) Solaris
6 9 (2.29%) CentOS
7 7 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.78%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.78%) AIX
8 6 (1.53%) Android
9 4 (1.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.02%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.02%) Debian
10 3 (0.76%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.76%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.51%) VMS
11 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (23.16%) DevOps
3 67 (17.05%) Continuous Integration
4 64 (16.28%) TDD
5 40 (10.18%) Configuration Management
6 38 (9.67%) Open Source
7 34 (8.65%) Analytics
8 32 (8.14%) OO
9 29 (7.38%) Scrum
10 26 (6.62%) Continuous Delivery
11 23 (5.85%) BDD
12 22 (5.60%) E-Commerce
13 21 (5.34%) Software Engineering
13 21 (5.34%) SDLC
14 17 (4.33%) Data Analysis
14 17 (4.33%) Release Management
14 17 (4.33%) Project Management
15 16 (4.07%) Low Latency
16 14 (3.56%) Web Development
16 14 (3.56%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 153 (38.93%) Java
2 115 (29.26%) Perl
3 99 (25.19%) Ruby
4 93 (23.66%) SQL
5 66 (16.79%) C++
6 61 (15.52%) JavaScript
7 51 (12.98%) Bash Shell
8 46 (11.70%) PHP
9 38 (9.67%) C#
10 35 (8.91%) Scala
11 31 (7.89%) R
12 21 (5.34%) PowerShell
12 21 (5.34%) C
13 20 (5.09%) Shell Script
14 18 (4.58%) VBA
15 16 (4.07%) Groovy
16 13 (3.31%) Go
17 6 (1.53%) VBScript
18 5 (1.27%) VB.NET
18 5 (1.27%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 36 (9.16%) Degree
2 12 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.04%) PhD
4 6 (1.53%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.02%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.51%) RHCE
7 2 (0.51%) CCSA
7 2 (0.51%) CCIE
7 2 (0.51%) CCNP
7 2 (0.51%) CCIP
7 2 (0.51%) CCNA
7 2 (0.51%) CCDA
7 2 (0.51%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.51%) MCSE
8 1 (0.25%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.25%) MCSD
8 1 (0.25%) ISEB
8 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.58%) QA
2 4 (1.02%) SLA
3 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.51%) COREP
3 2 (0.51%) FINREP
4 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (6.87%) Docker
2 21 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.29%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.78%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.78%) Varnish
5 6 (1.53%) KVM
6 4 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.76%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.76%) vSphere
7 3 (0.76%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.76%) OCFS2
7 3 (0.76%) GlusterFS
7 3 (0.76%) GFS2
7 3 (0.76%) HDFS
8 2 (0.51%) GPFS
8 2 (0.51%) Ceph
8 2 (0.51%) Samba
8 2 (0.51%) NFS
8 2 (0.51%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 74 (18.83%) Puppet
2 57 (14.50%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (8.14%) Ansible
4 15 (3.82%) Vagrant
4 15 (3.82%) Salt
5 8 (2.04%) ITRS Geneos
5 8 (2.04%) BladeLogic
6 7 (1.78%) yum
6 7 (1.78%) Control-M
7 6 (1.53%) SCOM
7 6 (1.53%) ZABBIX
7 6 (1.53%) Graphite
8 5 (1.27%) Kibana
9 4 (1.02%) HAProxy
9 4 (1.02%) logstash
9 4 (1.02%) SCOrch
9 4 (1.02%) StatsD
9 4 (1.02%) Zenoss
9 4 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.76%) SELinux
Vendors
1 48 (12.21%) Oracle
2 36 (9.16%) VMware
3 28 (7.12%) Red Hat
4 25 (6.36%) Microsoft
5 17 (4.33%) IBM
6 15 (3.82%) Splunk
7 14 (3.56%) Tableau
8 11 (2.80%) HP
9 10 (2.54%) Perforce
10 9 (2.29%) Cisco
11 8 (2.04%) Remedy
11 8 (2.04%) BMC
11 8 (2.04%) Atlassian
11 8 (2.04%) Google
11 8 (2.04%) Cloudera
12 7 (1.78%) WorldPay
13 6 (1.53%) Akamai
14 5 (1.27%) F5
14 5 (1.27%) SOASTA, Inc
14 5 (1.27%) Reuters
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £100 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £425.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
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Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
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Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 21 days ago
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MACQUARIE
Posted: 23 days ago