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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 52 52 69
Rank change year-on-year
0 +17
Contract jobs citing Python 203 205 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.56% 3.58% 2.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.16% 8.53% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 169 138
Average daily rate
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£500 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+0.68% -0.68%
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
2489 2403 2987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.64% 41.91% 43.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2049 1876 2287
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 £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 33
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £14.20 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.70 £31.99 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +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 6 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 6 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.

1 170 (43.48%) Linux
2 154 (39.39%) Java
3 109 (27.88%) Perl
4 105 (26.85%) Finance
4 105 (26.85%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (24.55%) Ruby
6 88 (22.51%) SQL
7 84 (21.48%) DevOps
8 77 (19.69%) Puppet
9 69 (17.65%) C++
10 68 (17.39%) UNIX
10 68 (17.39%) Jenkins
11 66 (16.88%) JavaScript
12 63 (16.11%) Windows
13 62 (15.86%) Continuous Integration
13 62 (15.86%) Amazon AWS
14 61 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
15 59 (15.09%) Git (software)
16 58 (14.83%) Opscode Chef
17 55 (14.07%) Banking
17 55 (14.07%) TDD
18 48 (12.28%) Oracle
19 47 (12.02%) Bash Shell
20 45 (11.51%) Configuration Management
21 42 (10.74%) PHP
21 42 (10.74%) Django
22 41 (10.49%) C#
23 38 (9.72%) HTML
23 38 (9.72%) OO
23 38 (9.72%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 6 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 28 (7.16%) Tomcat
2 25 (6.39%) Apache
3 17 (4.35%) Node.js
4 15 (3.84%) OpenStack
4 15 (3.84%) IIS
5 10 (2.56%) WebSphere
6 9 (2.30%) Apache Spark
6 9 (2.30%) Confluence
7 8 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.79%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.53%) nginx
10 5 (1.28%) Jetty
10 5 (1.28%) JBoss
11 4 (1.02%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.77%) 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 9 (2.30%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.05%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.02%) Maya
4 3 (0.77%) Mathematica
4 3 (0.77%) Maple
4 3 (0.77%) LaTeX
5 2 (0.51%) MS Office
6 1 (0.26%) MS Project
6 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) SPSS
6 1 (0.26%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.51%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.26%) Unica
4 1 (0.26%) Documaker
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 62 (15.86%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.32%) PaaS
3 11 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (2.30%) Heroku
6 7 (1.79%) IaaS
7 5 (1.28%) GitHub
7 5 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.28%) SaaS
7 5 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.02%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.51%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.26%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.91%) HTTP
2 16 (4.09%) SSL
3 13 (3.32%) Firewall
3 13 (3.32%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.07%) DNS
5 11 (2.81%) Internet
6 10 (2.56%) LDAP
7 6 (1.53%) SAN
8 5 (1.28%) DHCP
8 5 (1.28%) LAN
9 4 (1.02%) iSCSI
9 4 (1.02%) NAS
9 4 (1.02%) Multicast
10 3 (0.77%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.77%) Converged Networks
10 3 (0.77%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.77%) DMZ
11 2 (0.51%) VPN
11 2 (0.51%) GSM
11 2 (0.51%) PCoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.21%) MongoDB
2 34 (8.70%) Hadoop
3 32 (8.18%) MySQL
3 32 (8.18%) SQL Server
4 30 (7.67%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (6.91%) Relational Database
6 25 (6.39%) Big Data
7 23 (5.88%) NoSQL
8 16 (4.09%) Oracle Database
9 11 (2.81%) Redis
9 11 (2.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (2.30%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.79%) QlikView
12 6 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.28%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.77%) Oracle Exadata
14 3 (0.77%) HBase
14 3 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.77%) DB2
Development Applications
1 68 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 59 (15.09%) Git (software)
3 36 (9.21%) Subversion
4 32 (8.18%) JIRA
5 21 (5.37%) Maven
6 20 (5.12%) Selenium
7 14 (3.58%) Mercurial
7 14 (3.58%) Cucumber
8 12 (3.07%) TeamCity
8 12 (3.07%) Ant
9 10 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (2.56%) Hudson
9 10 (2.56%) Gradle
10 9 (2.30%) WebDriver
11 8 (2.05%) Grunt
12 7 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.79%) JUnit
12 7 (1.79%) ClearCase
13 6 (1.53%) Visual Studio
13 6 (1.53%) Artifactory
General
1 105 (26.85%) Finance
2 55 (14.07%) Banking
3 30 (7.67%) Front Office
4 25 (6.39%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.05%) Games
6 7 (1.79%) Publishing
7 6 (1.53%) Marketing
8 5 (1.28%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.02%) Back Office
9 4 (1.02%) Advertising
10 3 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.77%) Legal
11 2 (0.51%) Electronics
11 2 (0.51%) Retail
11 2 (0.51%) Arabic Language
11 2 (0.51%) Hindi Language
12 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.26%) French Language
12 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 154 (39.39%) Developer
2 77 (19.69%) Python Developer
3 52 (13.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (4.86%) Analyst
5 18 (4.60%) Java Developer
5 18 (4.60%) Linux Engineer
6 14 (3.58%) Administrator
6 14 (3.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 13 (3.32%) Senior Developer
8 11 (2.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 10 (2.56%) Data Scientist
9 10 (2.56%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (2.30%) Applications Support
10 9 (2.30%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (2.30%) C++ Developer
10 9 (2.30%) RAD Developer
11 8 (2.05%) Architect
12 7 (1.79%) Web Developer
12 7 (1.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (1.79%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.74%) Django
2 38 (9.72%) HTML
3 36 (9.21%) Web Services
4 30 (7.67%) .NET
5 28 (7.16%) XML
6 24 (6.14%) CSS
7 18 (4.60%) HTML5
8 17 (4.35%) RESTful
8 17 (4.35%) AngularJS
9 16 (4.09%) REST
10 15 (3.84%) Spring
11 11 (2.81%) Middleware
12 10 (2.56%) ASP.NET
12 10 (2.56%) NumPy
12 10 (2.56%) JSON
13 9 (2.30%) LAMP
14 8 (2.05%) WebSphere MQ
14 8 (2.05%) CSS3
14 8 (2.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 7 (1.79%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 61 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.37%) Computer Science
3 20 (5.12%) Credit Risk
4 18 (4.60%) Mathematics
5 17 (4.35%) Statistics
5 17 (4.35%) Visualisation
6 14 (3.58%) Derivative
7 12 (3.07%) Fixed Income
7 12 (3.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (3.07%) Data Centre
8 11 (2.81%) Algorithms
8 11 (2.81%) User Experience
9 10 (2.56%) Market Risk
10 8 (2.05%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.79%) Hedge funds
11 7 (1.79%) Equities
12 6 (1.53%) Grid Computing
12 6 (1.53%) Replication
12 6 (1.53%) Physics
13 5 (1.28%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 170 (43.48%) Linux
2 68 (17.39%) UNIX
3 63 (16.11%) Windows
4 31 (7.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (3.58%) Ubuntu
6 12 (3.07%) Solaris
7 10 (2.56%) CentOS
8 7 (1.79%) Android
8 7 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.79%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.79%) AIX
9 5 (1.28%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.77%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.51%) VMS
12 2 (0.51%) Debian
12 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (26.85%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (21.48%) DevOps
3 62 (15.86%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (14.07%) TDD
5 45 (11.51%) Configuration Management
6 38 (9.72%) OO
6 38 (9.72%) Open Source
7 31 (7.93%) Analytics
8 26 (6.65%) Scrum
8 26 (6.65%) Continuous Delivery
9 23 (5.88%) SDLC
9 23 (5.88%) BDD
10 22 (5.63%) E-Commerce
11 20 (5.12%) Low Latency
12 18 (4.60%) Project Management
12 18 (4.60%) Software Engineering
13 16 (4.09%) Release Management
13 16 (4.09%) OOP
14 15 (3.84%) Data Analysis
15 14 (3.58%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 154 (39.39%) Java
2 109 (27.88%) Perl
3 96 (24.55%) Ruby
4 88 (22.51%) SQL
5 69 (17.65%) C++
6 66 (16.88%) JavaScript
7 47 (12.02%) Bash Shell
8 42 (10.74%) PHP
9 41 (10.49%) C#
10 30 (7.67%) Scala
11 26 (6.65%) R
12 22 (5.63%) C
13 21 (5.37%) VBA
14 19 (4.86%) PowerShell
15 16 (4.09%) Shell Script
16 11 (2.81%) Groovy
16 11 (2.81%) Go
17 6 (1.53%) MATLAB
18 5 (1.28%) VB.NET
19 4 (1.02%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (9.72%) Degree
2 12 (3.07%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.53%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.28%) PhD
5 4 (1.02%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.51%) RHCE
7 2 (0.51%) MCSE
7 2 (0.51%) CCNA
7 2 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.26%) ISEB
8 1 (0.26%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.26%) MCSD
8 1 (0.26%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.86%) QA
2 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.51%) COREP
2 2 (0.51%) FINREP
3 1 (0.26%) SLA
3 1 (0.26%) CRD IV
System Software
1 22 (5.63%) Docker
2 19 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.05%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.05%) KVM
5 6 (1.53%) Varnish
6 4 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.77%) OCFS2
7 3 (0.77%) GlusterFS
7 3 (0.77%) GFS2
7 3 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.77%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.77%) vSphere
7 3 (0.77%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.51%) Samba
8 2 (0.51%) Ceph
8 2 (0.51%) vCloud
8 2 (0.51%) RHEV
9 1 (0.26%) HDFS
9 1 (0.26%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 77 (19.69%) Puppet
2 58 (14.83%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (8.44%) Ansible
4 16 (4.09%) Salt
5 15 (3.84%) Vagrant
6 8 (2.05%) ITRS Geneos
7 7 (1.79%) Control-M
7 7 (1.79%) BladeLogic
8 6 (1.53%) SCOM
8 6 (1.53%) ZABBIX
8 6 (1.53%) Graphite
9 5 (1.28%) yum
9 5 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
9 5 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (1.02%) Cobbler
10 4 (1.02%) Zenoss
10 4 (1.02%) HAProxy
10 4 (1.02%) SCOrch
10 4 (1.02%) StatsD
10 4 (1.02%) Kibana
Vendors
1 48 (12.28%) Oracle
2 37 (9.46%) VMware
3 34 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 25 (6.39%) Microsoft
5 18 (4.60%) Splunk
6 17 (4.35%) IBM
7 14 (3.58%) HP
8 12 (3.07%) Tableau
9 10 (2.56%) Perforce
10 9 (2.30%) Google
10 9 (2.30%) Cisco
11 8 (2.05%) BMC
11 8 (2.05%) Remedy
12 7 (1.79%) Atlassian
12 7 (1.79%) WorldPay
13 6 (1.53%) Cloudera
13 6 (1.53%) TIBCO
13 6 (1.53%) EMC
14 5 (1.28%) Reuters
14 5 (1.28%) Informatica
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Talent Spa
Rate: £70k - 95k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £425 - £500 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
First Point
Rate: £500 - £650 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago