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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 41 61 65
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +4
Contract jobs citing Python 207 173 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.94% 2.98% 3.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.56% 7.06% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 131 167
Average daily rate
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£500 £518 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.38% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £360 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
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
2419 2452 3166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.99% 42.22% 44.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2016 1881 2436
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 19
Average hourly rate £25.85 £44.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.91% +4.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.21 £16.25 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £93.12 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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.

1 179 (46.37%) Linux
2 138 (35.75%) Java
3 122 (31.61%) Perl
4 116 (30.05%) Finance
5 107 (27.72%) DevOps
6 102 (26.42%) Ruby
7 92 (23.83%) Agile Software Development
8 88 (22.80%) SQL
8 88 (22.80%) Puppet
9 73 (18.91%) Jenkins
10 72 (18.65%) UNIX
11 70 (18.13%) Git (software)
12 68 (17.62%) Windows
13 67 (17.36%) C++
14 64 (16.58%) Continuous Integration
15 63 (16.32%) Bash Shell
15 63 (16.32%) Opscode Chef
16 59 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
17 57 (14.77%) TDD
17 57 (14.77%) Banking
18 53 (13.73%) JavaScript
19 51 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
20 43 (11.14%) VMware
21 41 (10.62%) Oracle
22 40 (10.36%) Subversion
23 39 (10.10%) Django
23 39 (10.10%) PHP
24 38 (9.84%) C#
24 38 (9.84%) Configuration Management
25 37 (9.59%) Ansible

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 28 (7.25%) Tomcat
2 20 (5.18%) Apache
3 18 (4.66%) Node.js
4 16 (4.15%) OpenStack
5 15 (3.89%) IIS
6 14 (3.63%) Apache Spark
7 10 (2.59%) Confluence
8 9 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (2.07%) Jetty
10 7 (1.81%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.81%) nginx
11 6 (1.55%) Apache Pig
11 6 (1.55%) JBoss
12 5 (1.30%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.52%) CMS
13 2 (0.52%) WordPress
13 2 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.52%) Drupal
13 2 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.52%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 12 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.04%) Maple
3 4 (1.04%) LaTeX
3 4 (1.04%) Maya
3 4 (1.04%) Mathematica
4 2 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.52%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.26%) Unica
4 1 (0.26%) Documaker
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 59 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.85%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (2.85%) PaaS
4 9 (2.33%) Heroku
5 8 (2.07%) IaaS
5 8 (2.07%) SaaS
6 7 (1.81%) GitHub
7 5 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.78%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.52%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.26%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.74%) HTTP
2 16 (4.15%) DNS
2 16 (4.15%) SSL
3 15 (3.89%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.85%) LDAP
4 11 (2.85%) Firewall
5 8 (2.07%) DHCP
6 6 (1.55%) Internet
7 5 (1.30%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.04%) SAN
8 4 (1.04%) LAN
8 4 (1.04%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.78%) DMZ
9 3 (0.78%) NAS
9 3 (0.78%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.78%) Network Security
9 3 (0.78%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.78%) Converged Networks
10 2 (0.52%) PCoIP
10 2 (0.52%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.07%) MySQL
2 32 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.29%) Hadoop
2 32 (8.29%) MongoDB
3 28 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (6.22%) Big Data
5 22 (5.70%) NoSQL
5 22 (5.70%) Relational Database
6 13 (3.37%) Oracle Database
7 11 (2.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (2.59%) Redis
9 7 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.55%) HBase
11 5 (1.30%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.04%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.04%) Impala
13 3 (0.78%) Neo4j
13 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 73 (18.91%) Jenkins
2 70 (18.13%) Git (software)
3 40 (10.36%) Subversion
4 32 (8.29%) JIRA
5 17 (4.40%) Selenium
5 17 (4.40%) Gradle
6 16 (4.15%) Maven
6 16 (4.15%) Ant
6 16 (4.15%) Cucumber
7 10 (2.59%) Mercurial
7 10 (2.59%) JUnit
8 9 (2.33%) TeamCity
9 8 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (2.07%) JMeter
10 7 (1.81%) ClearCase
11 6 (1.55%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.55%) WebDriver
12 5 (1.30%) Hudson
12 5 (1.30%) Artifactory
General
1 116 (30.05%) Finance
2 57 (14.77%) Banking
3 32 (8.29%) Front Office
4 23 (5.96%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.55%) Back Office
6 5 (1.30%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.30%) Games
7 4 (1.04%) Marketing
7 4 (1.04%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.04%) Advertising
8 3 (0.78%) Publishing
9 2 (0.52%) Law
9 2 (0.52%) Legal
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Retail
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 142 (36.79%) Developer
2 70 (18.13%) Python Developer
3 59 (15.28%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (5.44%) Linux Engineer
4 21 (5.44%) Analyst
5 16 (4.15%) Quantitative Developer
6 14 (3.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 12 (3.11%) Senior Developer
8 11 (2.85%) Java Developer
8 11 (2.85%) C++ Developer
8 11 (2.85%) Release Manager
8 11 (2.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 11 (2.85%) Data Scientist
9 10 (2.59%) C++ Quantitative Developer
9 10 (2.59%) Administrator
9 10 (2.59%) Architect
9 10 (2.59%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (2.33%) Consultant
10 9 (2.33%) Applications Support
11 8 (2.07%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (10.10%) Django
2 32 (8.29%) HTML
3 22 (5.70%) Web Services
4 21 (5.44%) .NET
5 19 (4.92%) XML
5 19 (4.92%) CSS
6 18 (4.66%) NumPy
7 17 (4.40%) REST
8 16 (4.15%) AngularJS
9 14 (3.63%) SciPy
9 14 (3.63%) HTML5
10 13 (3.37%) Spring
11 11 (2.85%) Pandas
12 10 (2.59%) LAMP
12 10 (2.59%) Middleware
12 10 (2.59%) ASP.NET
13 9 (2.33%) RESTful
14 7 (1.81%) jQuery
15 6 (1.55%) CSS3
15 6 (1.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.77%) Credit Risk
3 25 (6.48%) Mathematics
3 25 (6.48%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.15%) Statistics
5 15 (3.89%) Derivative
6 14 (3.63%) Visualisation
7 13 (3.37%) Market Risk
7 13 (3.37%) Physics
8 10 (2.59%) Data Centre
9 8 (2.07%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (2.07%) Grid Computing
10 7 (1.81%) User Experience
10 7 (1.81%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.81%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.81%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.55%) Equities
11 6 (1.55%) Fixed Income
12 5 (1.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 179 (46.37%) Linux
2 72 (18.65%) UNIX
3 68 (17.62%) Windows
4 28 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (4.15%) Ubuntu
6 10 (2.59%) CentOS
7 8 (2.07%) Solaris
8 7 (1.81%) AIX
8 7 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.81%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.30%) Android
9 5 (1.30%) Debian
10 4 (1.04%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.78%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.52%) VMS
13 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.26%) SUSE
13 1 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (27.72%) DevOps
2 92 (23.83%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (16.58%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (14.77%) TDD
5 38 (9.84%) Configuration Management
6 33 (8.55%) Analytics
7 31 (8.03%) Open Source
8 29 (7.51%) OO
9 28 (7.25%) Continuous Delivery
10 27 (6.99%) Scrum
11 21 (5.44%) Software Engineering
12 20 (5.18%) Project Management
13 19 (4.92%) BDD
13 19 (4.92%) SDLC
14 18 (4.66%) E-Commerce
14 18 (4.66%) Data Analysis
15 17 (4.40%) Build Automation
16 15 (3.89%) Web Development
16 15 (3.89%) Release Management
17 13 (3.37%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 138 (35.75%) Java
2 122 (31.61%) Perl
3 102 (26.42%) Ruby
4 88 (22.80%) SQL
5 67 (17.36%) C++
6 63 (16.32%) Bash Shell
7 53 (13.73%) JavaScript
8 39 (10.10%) PHP
9 38 (9.84%) C#
10 31 (8.03%) PowerShell
11 30 (7.77%) Scala
12 29 (7.51%) R
13 19 (4.92%) C
14 17 (4.40%) Shell Script
14 17 (4.40%) VBA
15 15 (3.89%) Groovy
16 11 (2.85%) Go
17 6 (1.55%) VBScript
18 5 (1.30%) VB.NET
19 4 (1.04%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 36 (9.33%) Degree
2 11 (2.85%) Security Cleared
2 11 (2.85%) PhD
3 9 (2.33%) RHCE
4 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.55%) MCSE
5 6 (1.55%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.30%) RHCSA
6 5 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.78%) CCNA
7 3 (0.78%) CCNP
7 3 (0.78%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.52%) CCIP
8 2 (0.52%) CCIE
8 2 (0.52%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.52%) CCDA
8 2 (0.52%) CCSA
9 1 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.92%) QA
2 4 (1.04%) SLA
3 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.52%) COREP
3 2 (0.52%) FINREP
4 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (8.03%) Docker
2 29 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.33%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.81%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.81%) KVM
5 5 (1.30%) Varnish
6 4 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.78%) GlusterFS
7 3 (0.78%) GFS2
7 3 (0.78%) HDFS
7 3 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.78%) vCloud
7 3 (0.78%) OCFS2
7 3 (0.78%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.78%) vSphere
7 3 (0.78%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.52%) NFS
8 2 (0.52%) GPFS
8 2 (0.52%) Ceph
9 1 (0.26%) iptables
Systems Management
1 88 (22.80%) Puppet
2 63 (16.32%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (9.59%) Ansible
4 18 (4.66%) Vagrant
5 17 (4.40%) Nagios
6 11 (2.85%) Salt
7 8 (2.07%) SCOM
8 7 (1.81%) BladeLogic
8 7 (1.81%) Control-M
8 7 (1.81%) Mesos
9 6 (1.55%) ZABBIX
9 6 (1.55%) ITRS Geneos
10 5 (1.30%) HAProxy
10 5 (1.30%) Kibana
10 5 (1.30%) Graphite
11 4 (1.04%) SCOrch
11 4 (1.04%) StatsD
11 4 (1.04%) Zenoss
11 4 (1.04%) yum
11 4 (1.04%) logstash
Vendors
1 43 (11.14%) VMware
2 41 (10.62%) Oracle
3 31 (8.03%) Red Hat
4 25 (6.48%) Microsoft
5 13 (3.37%) Cisco
5 13 (3.37%) IBM
5 13 (3.37%) Splunk
6 11 (2.85%) HP
7 10 (2.59%) Perforce
8 9 (2.33%) Tableau
9 8 (2.07%) Atlassian
9 8 (2.07%) Cloudera
9 8 (2.07%) BMC
9 8 (2.07%) Remedy
9 8 (2.07%) Google
10 7 (1.81%) Dell
11 6 (1.55%) WorldPay
11 6 (1.55%) Akamai
12 5 (1.30%) F5
12 5 (1.30%) Alteryx
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ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Up to £600/day
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Talent International
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
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Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £650 per day or permanent up to £90,000
Posted: Yesterday
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Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago