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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 56 95 95
Rank change year-on-year
+39 0
Contract jobs citing Python 208 112 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.22% 1.80% 1.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.58% 4.41% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 79 111
Average daily rate £550 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £379 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2743 2539 2911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.44% 40.88% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2104 1984 2138
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 27
Average hourly rate £30.34 £47.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.12% +86.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £16.69 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.00 £72.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Python
London

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 17 April 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 17 April 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.

1 172 (47.12%) Java
2 132 (36.16%) Linux
3 122 (33.42%) Perl
4 104 (28.49%) C++
5 97 (26.58%) Ruby
6 90 (24.66%) C#
7 87 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
8 80 (21.92%) SQL
9 79 (21.64%) Banking
10 78 (21.37%) Finance
11 71 (19.45%) Continuous Integration
12 65 (17.81%) Oracle
13 62 (16.99%) TDD
14 61 (16.71%) UNIX
15 59 (16.16%) OO
16 55 (15.07%) Git (software)
17 54 (14.79%) Scrum
18 51 (13.97%) JavaScript
19 47 (12.88%) Front Office
20 46 (12.60%) Degree
21 45 (12.33%) Investment Banking
21 45 (12.33%) Windows
22 44 (12.05%) PHP
23 43 (11.78%) HTML
24 41 (11.23%) Puppet
25 40 (10.96%) Bash Shell
26 39 (10.68%) Subversion
27 38 (10.41%) MySQL
28 36 (9.86%) SQL Server
28 36 (9.86%) Analytics

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 21 (5.75%) Node.js
2 16 (4.38%) Apache
3 15 (4.11%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.47%) Oracle Coherence
5 8 (2.19%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.92%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.64%) SAS
7 6 (1.64%) GemFire
7 6 (1.64%) nginx
7 6 (1.64%) Apache Pig
8 5 (1.37%) CMS
9 4 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.82%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.82%) Drupal
10 3 (0.82%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.55%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.55%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.55%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (1.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.55%) SPSS
2 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.27%) Weka
3 1 (0.27%) Gephi
3 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.27%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.56%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.92%) GitHub
5 2 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.55%) Rackspace Cloud
5 2 (0.55%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.27%) PaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Heroku
6 1 (0.27%) Engine Yard
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.01%) HTTP
2 9 (2.47%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.92%) Firewall
4 6 (1.64%) DNS
5 5 (1.37%) LDAP
6 4 (1.10%) SSL
6 4 (1.10%) Internet
7 3 (0.82%) Wireless
7 3 (0.82%) SSH
7 3 (0.82%) AMQP
8 2 (0.55%) DMZ
8 2 (0.55%) FCoE
8 2 (0.55%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.55%) ZigBee
8 2 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.55%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.55%) MPLS
8 2 (0.55%) OSPF
8 2 (0.55%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.41%) MySQL
2 36 (9.86%) SQL Server
3 33 (9.04%) Relational Database
4 30 (8.22%) Hadoop
5 29 (7.95%) MongoDB
6 24 (6.58%) RDBMS
7 23 (6.30%) Big Data
8 20 (5.48%) NoSQL
9 15 (4.11%) Data Mining
10 13 (3.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (3.01%) DB2
12 10 (2.74%) Apache Hive
13 8 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (1.92%) KDB
15 6 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (1.64%) Oracle Database
16 5 (1.37%) DB2 UDB
16 5 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
16 5 (1.37%) HBase
Development Applications
1 55 (15.07%) Git (software)
2 39 (10.68%) Subversion
3 34 (9.32%) Maven
4 33 (9.04%) Jenkins
5 23 (6.30%) Selenium
6 17 (4.66%) Ant
7 14 (3.84%) Mercurial
8 12 (3.29%) Cucumber
8 12 (3.29%) JIRA
9 10 (2.74%) WebDriver
10 9 (2.47%) Visual Studio
10 9 (2.47%) Eclipse
11 8 (2.19%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.92%) Hudson
12 7 (1.92%) Calabash
13 6 (1.64%) Robotium
13 6 (1.64%) ClearCase
13 6 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.64%) JUnit
14 5 (1.37%) Gerrit
General
1 79 (21.64%) Banking
2 78 (21.37%) Finance
3 47 (12.88%) Front Office
4 45 (12.33%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.74%) Games
6 7 (1.92%) Back Office
7 4 (1.10%) Marketing
7 4 (1.10%) Retail
8 3 (0.82%) Billing
8 3 (0.82%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.55%) Publishing
9 2 (0.55%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 171 (46.85%) Developer
2 58 (15.89%) Python Developer
3 29 (7.95%) C++ Developer
4 27 (7.40%) Analyst
5 26 (7.12%) Java Developer
6 20 (5.48%) DevOps Engineer
7 16 (4.38%) Administrator
8 15 (4.11%) Architect
9 14 (3.84%) Tester
10 13 (3.56%) Systems Administrator
11 11 (3.01%) Quantitative Developer
11 11 (3.01%) C++ Quantitative Developer
12 10 (2.74%) Consultant
13 9 (2.47%) Support Analyst
13 9 (2.47%) C# Developer
13 9 (2.47%) Linux Engineer
13 9 (2.47%) Data Scientist
14 8 (2.19%) Linux Administrator
14 8 (2.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (2.19%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.78%) HTML
2 34 (9.32%) .NET
3 31 (8.49%) CSS
4 25 (6.85%) jQuery
5 22 (6.03%) HTML5
5 22 (6.03%) Web Services
6 21 (5.75%) Django
7 19 (5.21%) XML
8 18 (4.93%) Ajax
9 17 (4.66%) Spring
10 16 (4.38%) REST
11 15 (4.11%) Hibernate
12 14 (3.84%) RESTful
12 14 (3.84%) JSON
13 13 (3.56%) CSS3
13 13 (3.56%) AngularJS
14 12 (3.29%) SciPy
14 12 (3.29%) NumPy
14 12 (3.29%) ASP.NET
15 11 (3.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.04%) Computer Science
2 32 (8.77%) Derivative
3 29 (7.95%) Open Source
4 24 (6.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 23 (6.30%) Fixed Income
6 17 (4.66%) Equities
7 16 (4.38%) Credit Risk
7 16 (4.38%) Visualisation
8 11 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (3.01%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.47%) Statistics
10 8 (2.19%) Equity Derivative
11 7 (1.92%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.92%) Grid Computing
11 7 (1.92%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.92%) Hedge funds
12 6 (1.64%) iPad
12 6 (1.64%) Market Risk
12 6 (1.64%) Online Games
13 4 (1.10%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 132 (36.16%) Linux
2 61 (16.71%) UNIX
3 45 (12.33%) Windows
4 16 (4.38%) CentOS
4 16 (4.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (4.11%) Apple iOS
6 14 (3.84%) Android
7 12 (3.29%) Ubuntu
8 9 (2.47%) Solaris
9 7 (1.92%) Debian
10 6 (1.64%) SUSE
10 6 (1.64%) AIX
11 5 (1.37%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.37%) Fedora
11 5 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (1.37%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.82%) ThreadX
12 3 (0.82%) Windows Phone 7
12 3 (0.82%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.27%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (19.45%) Continuous Integration
3 62 (16.99%) TDD
4 59 (16.16%) OO
5 54 (14.79%) Scrum
6 36 (9.86%) Analytics
7 31 (8.49%) Software Engineering
8 27 (7.40%) BDD
9 22 (6.03%) OOD
9 22 (6.03%) Project Management
10 19 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (4.38%) Multithreading
11 16 (4.38%) E-Commerce
12 14 (3.84%) Test Scripting
13 13 (3.56%) Unit Testing
13 13 (3.56%) Test Automation
13 13 (3.56%) OOP
13 13 (3.56%) Configuration Management
13 13 (3.56%) Release Management
14 12 (3.29%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 172 (47.12%) Java
2 122 (33.42%) Perl
3 104 (28.49%) C++
4 97 (26.58%) Ruby
5 90 (24.66%) C#
6 80 (21.92%) SQL
7 51 (13.97%) JavaScript
8 44 (12.05%) PHP
9 40 (10.96%) Bash Shell
10 31 (8.49%) Scala
11 29 (7.95%) C
12 24 (6.58%) Shell Script
13 16 (4.38%) R
14 15 (4.11%) Groovy
15 14 (3.84%) PowerShell
16 10 (2.74%) PL/SQL
17 8 (2.19%) sed
18 7 (1.92%) AWK
18 7 (1.92%) VB
19 6 (1.64%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 46 (12.60%) Degree
2 11 (3.01%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.47%) DV Cleared
4 7 (1.92%) PhD
5 1 (0.27%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.21%) QA
2 11 (3.01%) SLA
3 6 (1.64%) Basel III
3 6 (1.64%) CRD IV
4 3 (0.82%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (3.56%) vCloud
2 8 (2.19%) KVM
2 8 (2.19%) VMware ESX
2 8 (2.19%) Xen
2 8 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (1.37%) NFS
4 5 (1.37%) Sendmail
4 5 (1.37%) XenServer
4 5 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.55%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.55%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.55%) Squid
6 2 (0.55%) Postfix
7 1 (0.27%) Dovecot
7 1 (0.27%) SpamAssassin
7 1 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.27%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 41 (11.23%) Puppet
2 25 (6.85%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.74%) Nagios
4 4 (1.10%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.55%) Zenoss
5 2 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.55%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.55%) Oozie
5 2 (0.55%) Ansible
6 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.27%) StatsD
6 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.27%) Nessus
6 1 (0.27%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.27%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.27%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 65 (17.81%) Oracle
2 22 (6.03%) Red Hat
3 15 (4.11%) Perforce
3 15 (4.11%) VMware
4 10 (2.74%) Splunk
5 9 (2.47%) Sybase
5 9 (2.47%) HP
6 8 (2.19%) Cisco
6 8 (2.19%) Microsoft
6 8 (2.19%) 29West
7 7 (1.92%) Citrix
8 6 (1.64%) TIBCO
8 6 (1.64%) Tableau
9 5 (1.37%) BMC
10 4 (1.10%) Adobe
10 4 (1.10%) JBoss
10 4 (1.10%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.10%) Talend
11 3 (0.82%) Rackspace
11 3 (0.82%) New Relic
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