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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 15 41 76
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +35
Contract jobs citing Python 307 193 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.97% 4.16% 2.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.97% 8.75% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 172 114
Median daily rate £538 £500 £521
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
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
1708 2205 2530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 49.93% 47.50% 42.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1441 1841 1983
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 9
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £23.75 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £37.50 £129.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +11.42%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 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 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Python.

1 249 (48.35%) Linux
2 230 (44.66%) DevOps
3 210 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
4 170 (33.01%) Java
5 161 (31.26%) Amazon AWS
6 158 (30.68%) Puppet
7 146 (28.35%) Finance
8 139 (26.99%) Ruby
9 135 (26.21%) Continuous Integration
10 130 (25.24%) Jenkins
11 116 (22.52%) Opscode Chef
12 115 (22.33%) Ansible
13 106 (20.58%) Unix
14 105 (20.39%) Perl
15 104 (20.19%) SQL
16 92 (17.86%) Bash Shell
17 88 (17.09%) TDD
18 77 (14.95%) High Availability
19 75 (14.56%) Banking
20 72 (13.98%) Oracle
21 70 (13.59%) JavaScript
21 70 (13.59%) Docker
22 67 (13.01%) HTML
23 62 (12.04%) Git (software)
24 59 (11.46%) BDD
24 59 (11.46%) Configuration Management
25 58 (11.26%) Open Source
26 55 (10.68%) Public Cloud
27 51 (9.90%) Microsoft Azure
27 51 (9.90%) C++

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 43 (8.35%) Apache
2 27 (5.24%) Apache Spark
3 24 (4.66%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (3.88%) Tomcat
5 18 (3.50%) nginx
6 15 (2.91%) Confluence
7 14 (2.72%) OpenStack
8 11 (2.14%) WebLogic
9 8 (1.55%) CMS
10 7 (1.36%) JBoss
11 5 (0.97%) SAS
12 4 (0.78%) Drupal
12 4 (0.78%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.58%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.58%) IIS
13 3 (0.58%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.58%) WordPress
14 2 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.39%) Mule ESB
14 2 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (1.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.78%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.39%) MS Office
3 2 (0.39%) SPSS
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.19%) FrameMaker
4 1 (0.19%) HipChat
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.78%) RMDS
2 2 (0.39%) Documaker
2 2 (0.39%) Magento
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.19%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.19%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 161 (31.26%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (9.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (5.83%) AWS CloudFormation
4 17 (3.30%) GitHub
5 12 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.17%) IaaS
9 5 (0.97%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.58%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.39%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.39%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.39%) PaaS
11 2 (0.39%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 46 (8.93%) HTTP
2 32 (6.21%) TCP/IP
3 30 (5.83%) DNS
4 25 (4.85%) Firewall
4 25 (4.85%) MQTT
4 25 (4.85%) RTSP
5 17 (3.30%) LAN
6 16 (3.11%) LDAP
7 15 (2.91%) VPN
7 15 (2.91%) WAN
8 13 (2.52%) SSL
9 9 (1.75%) FTP
10 7 (1.36%) Internet
11 4 (0.78%) ICMP
11 4 (0.78%) Network Security
11 4 (0.78%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (0.78%) SAN
11 4 (0.78%) SSH
11 4 (0.78%) VoIP
12 3 (0.58%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 44 (8.54%) MongoDB
3 43 (8.35%) MySQL
4 38 (7.38%) Hadoop
4 38 (7.38%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (6.80%) Big Data
6 31 (6.02%) NoSQL
7 26 (5.05%) Relational Database
8 21 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (3.50%) Oracle Database
10 14 (2.72%) Apache Hive
11 12 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
12 11 (2.14%) DB2
12 11 (2.14%) Redis
13 9 (1.75%) RDBMS
14 7 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
15 6 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (1.17%) QlikView
16 5 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
16 5 (0.97%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 130 (25.24%) Jenkins
2 62 (12.04%) Git (software)
3 30 (5.83%) JIRA
4 24 (4.66%) Hudson
5 16 (3.11%) Artifactory
6 14 (2.72%) TeamCity
7 12 (2.33%) Vagrant
8 11 (2.14%) Subversion
9 10 (1.94%) Maven
9 10 (1.94%) Selenium
10 8 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (1.17%) FishEye
12 6 (1.17%) Grunt
12 6 (1.17%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.97%) Ant
13 5 (0.97%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.97%) GitLab
13 5 (0.97%) GoCD
14 4 (0.78%) Travis CI
General
1 146 (28.35%) Finance
2 75 (14.56%) Banking
3 27 (5.24%) Financial Institution
4 23 (4.47%) Investment Banking
4 23 (4.47%) Retail
5 22 (4.27%) Front Office
6 14 (2.72%) Marketing
7 8 (1.55%) Advertising
7 8 (1.55%) Legal
7 8 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.58%) Billing
8 3 (0.58%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.39%) French Language
9 2 (0.39%) Games
9 2 (0.39%) German Language
9 2 (0.39%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.19%) Back Office
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 178 (34.56%) Developer
2 141 (27.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 69 (13.40%) Python Developer
4 68 (13.20%) Senior Developer
5 62 (12.04%) Linux Engineer
6 51 (9.90%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 49 (9.51%) AWS Engineer
8 45 (8.74%) AWS DevOps
8 45 (8.74%) Java Developer
9 39 (7.57%) Senior Java Developer
10 36 (6.99%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 32 (6.21%) Analyst
12 22 (4.27%) Senior DevOps
12 22 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
13 21 (4.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 20 (3.88%) Linux Systems Engineer
15 19 (3.69%) Automation Engineer
16 18 (3.50%) Java Engineer
17 16 (3.11%) Unix Engineer
18 15 (2.91%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (13.01%) HTML
2 48 (9.32%) Django
3 43 (8.35%) JSON
4 42 (8.16%) CSS
5 41 (7.96%) AngularJS
6 36 (6.99%) Web Services
7 34 (6.60%) HTML5
8 31 (6.02%) Kafka
9 25 (4.85%) Protocol Buffers
10 21 (4.08%) CSS3
10 21 (4.08%) Node.js
11 20 (3.88%) RabbitMQ
12 19 (3.69%) Flask
12 19 (3.69%) XML
13 18 (3.50%) jQuery
14 16 (3.11%) REST
15 11 (2.14%) LAMP
15 11 (2.14%) OAuth2
16 10 (1.94%) Grails
16 10 (1.94%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.68%) Public Cloud
2 37 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (5.83%) Hedge funds
4 28 (5.44%) Clustering
5 26 (5.05%) Video on Demand
6 22 (4.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 19 (3.69%) Mathematics
8 18 (3.50%) Visualisation
9 17 (3.30%) Fixed Income
10 15 (2.91%) Computer Science
11 14 (2.72%) Algorithms
11 14 (2.72%) Data Centre
12 13 (2.52%) Streaming Video
13 12 (2.33%) Derivative
13 12 (2.33%) Management Information System
14 10 (1.94%) Data Structures
14 10 (1.94%) Fintech
15 9 (1.75%) User Experience
16 8 (1.55%) Statistics
17 7 (1.36%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 249 (48.35%) Linux
2 106 (20.58%) Unix
3 42 (8.16%) Windows
4 28 (5.44%) Ubuntu
5 19 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (3.11%) CentOS
7 5 (0.97%) Debian
7 5 (0.97%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.97%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.78%) CoreOS
9 3 (0.58%) Android
9 3 (0.58%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.58%) Solaris
9 3 (0.58%) SUSE
9 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.39%) Fedora
10 2 (0.39%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (44.66%) DevOps
2 210 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (26.21%) Continuous Integration
4 88 (17.09%) TDD
5 77 (14.95%) High Availability
6 59 (11.46%) BDD
6 59 (11.46%) Configuration Management
7 58 (11.26%) Open Source
8 40 (7.77%) Continuous Delivery
9 37 (7.18%) Pair Programming
10 35 (6.80%) Scrum
11 32 (6.21%) Microservices
12 31 (6.02%) Migration
13 30 (5.83%) Continuous Deployment
14 27 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (5.05%) E-Commerce
16 24 (4.66%) Web Operations
17 23 (4.47%) Patch Management
18 22 (4.27%) OO
18 22 (4.27%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 170 (33.01%) Java
2 139 (26.99%) Ruby
3 105 (20.39%) Perl
4 104 (20.19%) SQL
5 92 (17.86%) Bash Shell
6 70 (13.59%) JavaScript
7 51 (9.90%) C++
8 41 (7.96%) C
9 37 (7.18%) R
10 36 (6.99%) Scala
10 36 (6.99%) Shell Script
11 33 (6.41%) Go
11 33 (6.41%) PHP
12 31 (6.02%) C#
12 31 (6.02%) PowerShell
13 20 (3.88%) PL/SQL
14 15 (2.91%) Jython
15 14 (2.72%) Clojure
16 11 (2.14%) Groovy
17 10 (1.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (4.66%) Degree
2 13 (2.52%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.94%) CISSP
3 10 (1.94%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.17%) CISM
5 5 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (0.97%) ISEB
6 4 (0.78%) CCNA
6 4 (0.78%) CISA
6 4 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.78%) PhD
7 3 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.58%) CCNP
8 2 (0.39%) CEH
8 2 (0.39%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.39%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.39%) MCSE
8 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.39%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.91%) QA
2 11 (2.14%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.94%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (13.59%) Docker
2 24 (4.66%) GlusterFS
3 21 (4.08%) GFS2
3 21 (4.08%) OCFS2
4 19 (3.69%) Active Directory
4 19 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (1.75%) HDFS
6 4 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.58%) Ceph
7 3 (0.58%) etcd
7 3 (0.58%) flannel
7 3 (0.58%) NFS
7 3 (0.58%) Snort
7 3 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.58%) Xen
8 2 (0.39%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.39%) Postfix
8 2 (0.39%) Squid
8 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 158 (30.68%) Puppet
2 116 (22.52%) Opscode Chef
3 115 (22.33%) Ansible
4 36 (6.99%) Terraform
5 21 (4.08%) Kubernetes
6 20 (3.88%) Packer
7 17 (3.30%) CFEngine
7 17 (3.30%) Failover Clustering
7 17 (3.30%) SELinux
8 10 (1.94%) Salt
9 9 (1.75%) BladeLogic
9 9 (1.75%) logstash
10 7 (1.36%) Control-M
10 7 (1.36%) Nagios
11 6 (1.17%) Oracle ZFS
12 5 (0.97%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.97%) Kibana
13 4 (0.78%) Rundeck
13 4 (0.78%) SCCM
14 3 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 72 (13.98%) Oracle
2 31 (6.02%) Atlassian
3 25 (4.85%) VMware
4 21 (4.08%) Splunk
5 18 (3.50%) Google
6 16 (3.11%) Red Hat
7 14 (2.72%) Cisco
8 13 (2.52%) Microsoft
8 13 (2.52%) Rackspace
9 11 (2.14%) Netezza
9 11 (2.14%) Teradata
10 10 (1.94%) CheckPoint
10 10 (1.94%) Sybase
11 9 (1.75%) HP
12 8 (1.55%) TOWER Software
13 7 (1.36%) IBM
13 7 (1.36%) SaltStack
14 6 (1.17%) Fortinet
14 6 (1.17%) New Relic
14 6 (1.17%) TIBCO
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Arrows Group
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