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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 45 46 75
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +29
Contract jobs citing Python 130 194 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.13% 3.79% 2.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.23% 8.30% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 165 112
Average daily rate £488 £500 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £648
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £25.07 £28.19 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.16% +5.71%
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
1409 2336 2567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.77% 45.62% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1173 1917 1948
Average daily rate £475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 14
Average hourly rate £29.64 £29.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% -13.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £27.37 £24.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £147.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016, 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.

1 151 (49.19%) Linux
2 121 (39.41%) Java
3 112 (36.48%) Finance
4 87 (28.34%) Bash Shell
5 84 (27.36%) DevOps
6 82 (26.71%) Perl
7 76 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
7 76 (24.76%) Puppet
8 72 (23.45%) SQL
9 68 (22.15%) Ruby
10 59 (19.22%) Git (software)
11 50 (16.29%) Unix
12 48 (15.64%) Windows
12 48 (15.64%) Banking
12 48 (15.64%) Jenkins
13 46 (14.98%) JavaScript
13 46 (14.98%) C++
14 45 (14.66%) Opscode Chef
15 44 (14.33%) Front Office
16 42 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
17 40 (13.03%) Amazon AWS
17 40 (13.03%) Oracle
18 33 (10.75%) Hadoop
19 32 (10.42%) VMware
20 30 (9.77%) Red Hat
20 30 (9.77%) Configuration Management
21 29 (9.45%) HTML
21 29 (9.45%) TDD
21 29 (9.45%) Degree
21 29 (9.45%) Big Data

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (8.79%) Apache Spark
2 20 (6.51%) Apache
3 19 (6.19%) Node.js
4 18 (5.86%) OpenStack
5 13 (4.23%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.93%) Apache Pig
7 7 (2.28%) JBoss
8 6 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.95%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.63%) nginx
9 5 (1.63%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.30%) SAS
11 3 (0.98%) Confluence
12 2 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.65%) CMS
13 1 (0.33%) Drupal
13 1 (0.33%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.33%) Jetty
13 1 (0.33%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 5 (1.63%) SPSS
2 3 (0.98%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Front Arena
2 2 (0.65%) BigMachines
2 2 (0.65%) Documaker
2 2 (0.65%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.65%) Endur
2 2 (0.65%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.65%) Oracle FAH
2 2 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.33%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 40 (13.03%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.93%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (2.61%) SaaS
4 7 (2.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.63%) GitHub
5 5 (1.63%) IaaS
5 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.30%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.30%) PaaS
7 3 (0.98%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.98%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (0.65%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.89%) HTTP
2 11 (3.58%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.28%) DNS
3 7 (2.28%) Firewall
3 7 (2.28%) SSL
4 6 (1.95%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (1.95%) Multicast
4 6 (1.95%) SAN
5 5 (1.63%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (1.63%) Internet
5 5 (1.63%) iSCSI
5 5 (1.63%) LDAP
6 4 (1.30%) DHCP
6 4 (1.30%) FCoE
6 4 (1.30%) VPN
7 3 (0.98%) FTP
7 3 (0.98%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.65%) IPsec
8 2 (0.65%) VLAN
8 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.75%) Hadoop
2 29 (9.45%) Big Data
3 28 (9.12%) MySQL
4 24 (7.82%) NoSQL
5 22 (7.17%) MongoDB
5 22 (7.17%) Relational Database
6 21 (6.84%) SQL Server
7 19 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (5.21%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (4.89%) Apache Hive
10 9 (2.93%) RDBMS
11 8 (2.61%) DB2
11 8 (2.61%) HBase
12 7 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (2.28%) Neo4j
13 5 (1.63%) Impala
13 5 (1.63%) Spotfire
14 4 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (1.30%) Datomic
14 4 (1.30%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 59 (19.22%) Git (software)
2 48 (15.64%) Jenkins
3 16 (5.21%) Subversion
4 14 (4.56%) Ant
4 14 (4.56%) Maven
5 13 (4.23%) JIRA
5 13 (4.23%) TeamCity
6 9 (2.93%) Gradle
7 7 (2.28%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.28%) Selenium
7 7 (2.28%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.95%) Vagrant
9 5 (1.63%) Gerrit
9 5 (1.63%) Hudson
10 4 (1.30%) GitLab
10 4 (1.30%) JUnit
11 3 (0.98%) FitNesse
11 3 (0.98%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 112 (36.48%) Finance
2 48 (15.64%) Banking
3 44 (14.33%) Front Office
4 19 (6.19%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.91%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.95%) Law
6 6 (1.95%) Marketing
7 5 (1.63%) Legal
8 4 (1.30%) Advertising
8 4 (1.30%) Retail
9 3 (0.98%) Back Office
10 2 (0.65%) Billing
10 2 (0.65%) Publishing
10 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 98 (31.92%) Developer
2 57 (18.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 35 (11.40%) Python Developer
4 24 (7.82%) Analyst
5 23 (7.49%) Quantitative Developer
6 20 (6.51%) Linux Engineer
7 17 (5.54%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 14 (4.56%) Java Developer
9 13 (4.23%) Architect
10 12 (3.91%) Administrator
10 12 (3.91%) Applications Support
10 12 (3.91%) Operations Engineer
10 12 (3.91%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (3.26%) AWS Engineer
11 10 (3.26%) C++ Developer
11 10 (3.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 10 (3.26%) Release Manager
12 9 (2.93%) Build and Release Manager
12 9 (2.93%) DevOps Systems Engineer
12 9 (2.93%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (9.45%) HTML
2 24 (7.82%) CSS
3 21 (6.84%) Django
4 17 (5.54%) Spring
5 14 (4.56%) Web Services
6 13 (4.23%) .NET
6 13 (4.23%) REST
7 12 (3.91%) AngularJS
8 11 (3.58%) HTML5
8 11 (3.58%) JSON
9 9 (2.93%) NumPy
9 9 (2.93%) Pandas
9 9 (2.93%) SciPy
10 8 (2.61%) CSS3
10 8 (2.61%) Middleware
11 7 (2.28%) JMS
11 7 (2.28%) Kafka
11 7 (2.28%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (2.28%) Sass
11 7 (2.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.82%) Computer Science
2 23 (7.49%) Derivative
3 20 (6.51%) Data Centre
4 18 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (5.21%) Hedge funds
5 16 (5.21%) Mathematics
6 14 (4.56%) Equities
7 10 (3.26%) Visualisation
8 9 (2.93%) Credit Risk
8 9 (2.93%) Fixed Income
9 8 (2.61%) Fintech
10 7 (2.28%) Statistics
11 6 (1.95%) Clustering
11 6 (1.95%) Credit Derivative
11 6 (1.95%) User Experience
12 5 (1.63%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.63%) Management Information System
13 4 (1.30%) Equity Derivative
13 4 (1.30%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 151 (49.19%) Linux
2 50 (16.29%) Unix
3 48 (15.64%) Windows
4 23 (7.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (4.23%) CentOS
5 13 (4.23%) Ubuntu
6 12 (3.91%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.95%) Debian
7 6 (1.95%) Solaris
8 3 (0.98%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.65%) SUSE
9 2 (0.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.65%) VMS
10 1 (0.33%) AIX
10 1 (0.33%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (27.36%) DevOps
2 76 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (9.77%) Configuration Management
5 29 (9.45%) TDD
6 28 (9.12%) Analytics
7 26 (8.47%) Open Source
8 24 (7.82%) Continuous Delivery
9 20 (6.51%) OO
10 19 (6.19%) ETL
11 18 (5.86%) Software Engineering
12 16 (5.21%) BDD
12 16 (5.21%) E-Commerce
12 16 (5.21%) Scrum
13 14 (4.56%) Project Management
14 12 (3.91%) Low Latency
15 11 (3.58%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (3.58%) Data Analysis
15 11 (3.58%) Web Development
16 10 (3.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 121 (39.41%) Java
2 87 (28.34%) Bash Shell
3 82 (26.71%) Perl
4 72 (23.45%) SQL
5 68 (22.15%) Ruby
6 46 (14.98%) C++
6 46 (14.98%) JavaScript
7 27 (8.79%) C#
7 27 (8.79%) PHP
8 25 (8.14%) Scala
9 22 (7.17%) PowerShell
10 16 (5.21%) C
11 14 (4.56%) R
12 12 (3.91%) Shell Script
13 10 (3.26%) Go
13 10 (3.26%) VBA
14 6 (1.95%) Clojure
15 4 (1.30%) Erlang
15 4 (1.30%) MATLAB
15 4 (1.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (9.45%) Degree
2 9 (2.93%) RHCE
3 8 (2.61%) RHCSA
4 7 (2.28%) PhD
4 7 (2.28%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.30%) CCNA
6 4 (1.30%) CCNP
6 4 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.30%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.30%) MCSE
6 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.30%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.98%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.98%) ISEB
8 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.65%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.33%) MBA
9 1 (0.33%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.21%) QA
2 4 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.65%) SDET
4 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (9.12%) Docker
2 27 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.26%) KVM
4 6 (1.95%) vCloud
5 5 (1.63%) GFS2
5 5 (1.63%) GlusterFS
5 5 (1.63%) HDFS
5 5 (1.63%) NFS
5 5 (1.63%) OCFS2
5 5 (1.63%) vSphere
6 3 (0.98%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.65%) Samba
8 1 (0.33%) Postfix
8 1 (0.33%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.33%) Squid
8 1 (0.33%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 76 (24.76%) Puppet
2 45 (14.66%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (9.12%) Ansible
4 17 (5.54%) Nagios
5 8 (2.61%) Kubernetes
6 7 (2.28%) Mesos
7 5 (1.63%) CFEngine
7 5 (1.63%) Oracle ZFS
7 5 (1.63%) SELinux
8 3 (0.98%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.98%) SCOM
9 2 (0.65%) Control-M
9 2 (0.65%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.65%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.65%) Packer
9 2 (0.65%) Xymon
10 1 (0.33%) RANCID
10 1 (0.33%) systemd
10 1 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 40 (13.03%) Oracle
2 32 (10.42%) VMware
3 30 (9.77%) Red Hat
4 15 (4.89%) Cisco
5 9 (2.93%) Google
5 9 (2.93%) Sybase
6 8 (2.61%) Microsoft
6 8 (2.61%) Tableau
7 6 (1.95%) Splunk
7 6 (1.95%) TIBCO
8 5 (1.63%) Rackspace
9 4 (1.30%) Bloomberg
9 4 (1.30%) Siebel
9 4 (1.30%) Teradata
9 4 (1.30%) WorldPay
10 3 (0.98%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.98%) BMC
10 3 (0.98%) Netezza
10 3 (0.98%) SolarWinds
10 3 (0.98%) SunGard
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £425.00 - £475.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £500 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £80000 - £180000 per annum + Shares + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive day rates
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank International
Posted: 25 days ago