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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 54 60 103
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +43
Contract jobs citing Python 191 222 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.24% 3.06% 1.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.62% 6.88% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 171 90
Average daily rate
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£525 £500 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £350 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.09%
Python
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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
2506 3227 3087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.48% 44.52% 39.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1922 2491 2376
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 17
Average hourly rate £44.50 £51.30 £41.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% +24.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £17.90 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £93.12 £59.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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.

1 163 (42.78%) Java
2 150 (39.37%) Linux
3 119 (31.23%) C++
4 102 (26.77%) Banking
5 97 (25.46%) Perl
6 96 (25.20%) Finance
7 95 (24.93%) SQL
8 85 (22.31%) Ruby
9 82 (21.52%) UNIX
10 76 (19.95%) C#
11 71 (18.64%) Oracle
12 69 (18.11%) Agile Software Development
13 65 (17.06%) Investment Banking
14 60 (15.75%) Front Office
15 55 (14.44%) JavaScript
15 55 (14.44%) Degree
15 55 (14.44%) DevOps
16 53 (13.91%) Bash Shell
17 52 (13.65%) HTML
18 51 (13.39%) Analytics
19 46 (12.07%) OO
20 45 (11.81%) TDD
21 44 (11.55%) Git (software)
22 43 (11.29%) Windows
22 43 (11.29%) PHP
23 42 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
24 40 (10.50%) Software Engineering
24 40 (10.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 40 (10.50%) Puppet
25 37 (9.71%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 28 (7.35%) WebLogic
2 21 (5.51%) WebSphere
3 18 (4.72%) Tomcat
4 17 (4.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 14 (3.67%) Node.js
6 13 (3.41%) Apache
7 12 (3.15%) Apache Pig
8 11 (2.89%) WebLogic Portal
8 11 (2.89%) Oracle Service Bus
9 9 (2.36%) OpenStack
10 8 (2.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 6 (1.57%) SAS
12 4 (1.05%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.79%) IIS
13 3 (0.79%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.79%) nginx
14 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.52%) ArcSDE
14 2 (0.52%) WordPress
14 2 (0.52%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (1.05%) SPSS
2 4 (1.05%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.52%) PowerPivot
3 2 (0.52%) Gephi
4 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.26%) Maya
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 13 (3.41%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (2.89%) Documaker
3 6 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (1.31%) Oracle FAH
5 3 (0.79%) Front Arena
6 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.99%) Amazon EC2
2 18 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (2.89%) GitHub
5 4 (1.05%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.52%) PaaS
6 2 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.26%) ElastiCache
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.61%) HTTP
2 13 (3.41%) Firewall
3 12 (3.15%) SSL
3 12 (3.15%) HTTPS
4 10 (2.62%) Multicast
5 6 (1.57%) Internet
6 5 (1.31%) LDAP
6 5 (1.31%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.05%) NetScaler
7 4 (1.05%) DNS
8 3 (0.79%) SAN
9 2 (0.52%) SSH
9 2 (0.52%) X.509
9 2 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.52%) DHCP
9 2 (0.52%) FTP
10 1 (0.26%) Intranet
10 1 (0.26%) VPN
10 1 (0.26%) SMTP
10 1 (0.26%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.19%) Big Data
2 31 (8.14%) Hadoop
3 29 (7.61%) MySQL
4 25 (6.56%) MongoDB
5 22 (5.77%) SQL Server
6 18 (4.72%) Relational Database
6 18 (4.72%) NoSQL
7 17 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (3.41%) Oracle BI EE
8 13 (3.41%) Oracle ODI
9 11 (2.89%) Data Mining
9 11 (2.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 11 (2.89%) Apache Hive
10 10 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (2.36%) Oracle Database
11 9 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.84%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.57%) DB2
15 5 (1.31%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 44 (11.55%) Git (software)
2 35 (9.19%) JIRA
3 34 (8.92%) Jenkins
4 27 (7.09%) Subversion
5 25 (6.56%) Maven
6 18 (4.72%) TeamCity
7 17 (4.46%) Ant
8 13 (3.41%) Selenium
8 13 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (2.89%) Gerrit
10 10 (2.62%) Mercurial
11 9 (2.36%) AnthillPro
12 7 (1.84%) Cucumber
13 6 (1.57%) WebDriver
13 6 (1.57%) JUnit
14 5 (1.31%) jMock
14 5 (1.31%) JBehave
14 5 (1.31%) Hudson
14 5 (1.31%) Jasmine
15 4 (1.05%) Calabash
General
1 102 (26.77%) Banking
2 96 (25.20%) Finance
3 65 (17.06%) Investment Banking
4 60 (15.75%) Front Office
5 13 (3.41%) Games
6 12 (3.15%) Billing
7 8 (2.10%) Back Office
8 7 (1.84%) Advertising
8 7 (1.84%) Marketing
9 4 (1.05%) Retail
10 3 (0.79%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.79%) Publishing
11 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.52%) Law
11 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 191 (50.13%) Developer
2 69 (18.11%) Python Developer
3 45 (11.81%) C++ Developer
4 30 (7.87%) Java Developer
5 22 (5.77%) Analyst
6 20 (5.25%) Quantitative Developer
6 20 (5.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 18 (4.72%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 14 (3.67%) Senior Developer
9 13 (3.41%) Architect
9 13 (3.41%) Consultant
10 11 (2.89%) Tester
11 10 (2.62%) Data Scientist
11 10 (2.62%) Applications Support
12 9 (2.36%) Deployment Manager
13 8 (2.10%) Agile Java Developer
13 8 (2.10%) Support Engineer
14 7 (1.84%) Data Analyst
14 7 (1.84%) Administrator
14 7 (1.84%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (13.65%) HTML
2 29 (7.61%) .NET
2 29 (7.61%) CSS
3 26 (6.82%) Django
4 25 (6.56%) Web Services
5 24 (6.30%) XML
6 23 (6.04%) Middleware
7 19 (4.99%) JSON
8 16 (4.20%) JDBC
9 15 (3.94%) JMS
9 15 (3.94%) Spring
9 15 (3.94%) HTML5
10 14 (3.67%) jQuery
10 14 (3.67%) J2EE
11 13 (3.41%) RESTful
11 13 (3.41%) Oracle Fusion
11 13 (3.41%) WebCenter
12 10 (2.62%) AngularJS
12 10 (2.62%) REST
13 9 (2.36%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 37 (9.71%) Computer Science
3 32 (8.40%) Derivative
4 25 (6.56%) Open Source
5 23 (6.04%) Fixed Income
6 18 (4.72%) Credit Risk
7 17 (4.46%) Visualisation
8 9 (2.36%) Equities
8 9 (2.36%) Online Games
8 9 (2.36%) Mathematics
9 8 (2.10%) Statistics
9 8 (2.10%) Clustering
10 7 (1.84%) Market Risk
10 7 (1.84%) Credit Derivative
10 7 (1.84%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.84%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.57%) Digital Media
12 5 (1.31%) Wiki
13 4 (1.05%) STB
13 4 (1.05%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 150 (39.37%) Linux
2 82 (21.52%) UNIX
3 43 (11.29%) Windows
4 29 (7.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (3.67%) Solaris
6 11 (2.89%) Android
7 10 (2.62%) Apple iOS
7 10 (2.62%) Mac OS X
8 8 (2.10%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.57%) CentOS
9 6 (1.57%) AIX
10 5 (1.31%) Debian
11 4 (1.05%) Windows Phone
11 4 (1.05%) SELinux
11 4 (1.05%) VMS
12 3 (0.79%) Windows Phone 8
13 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone 7
13 2 (0.52%) VME
13 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (18.11%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (14.44%) DevOps
3 51 (13.39%) Analytics
4 46 (12.07%) OO
5 45 (11.81%) TDD
6 42 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (10.50%) Software Engineering
8 36 (9.45%) Scrum
9 34 (8.92%) SOA
10 32 (8.40%) BDD
11 27 (7.09%) E-Commerce
12 20 (5.25%) Web Development
12 20 (5.25%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (4.99%) Multithreading
14 18 (4.72%) Project Management
14 18 (4.72%) Risk Management
15 17 (4.46%) Validation
16 16 (4.20%) ETL
17 14 (3.67%) Unit Testing
18 13 (3.41%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 163 (42.78%) Java
2 119 (31.23%) C++
3 97 (25.46%) Perl
4 95 (24.93%) SQL
5 85 (22.31%) Ruby
6 76 (19.95%) C#
7 55 (14.44%) JavaScript
8 53 (13.91%) Bash Shell
9 43 (11.29%) PHP
10 33 (8.66%) Shell Script
10 33 (8.66%) Scala
11 26 (6.82%) C
12 23 (6.04%) R
13 19 (4.99%) PL/SQL
14 14 (3.67%) Jython
15 13 (3.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 7 (1.84%) Groovy
17 6 (1.57%) VBA
18 5 (1.31%) PowerShell
19 4 (1.05%) Korn
Qualifications
1 55 (14.44%) Degree
2 7 (1.84%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.05%) PhD
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.26%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.26%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.99%) QA
2 13 (3.41%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.57%) Basel III
3 6 (1.57%) CRD IV
4 2 (0.52%) GPG13
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (4.99%) Oracle RAC
2 14 (3.67%) vCloud
3 8 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.79%) HDFS
5 2 (0.52%) NFS
6 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.26%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.26%) Nmap
6 1 (0.26%) Squid
6 1 (0.26%) KVM
6 1 (0.26%) Varnish
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.26%) Dovecot
6 1 (0.26%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 40 (10.50%) Puppet
2 23 (6.04%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.41%) Nagios
3 13 (3.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 13 (3.41%) Oracle Identity Management
4 7 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (1.57%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (1.05%) Ansible
6 4 (1.05%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.05%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.52%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.52%) Salt
7 2 (0.52%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.52%) Oozie
7 2 (0.52%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.52%) SCOM
7 2 (0.52%) Control-M
7 2 (0.52%) CA SiteMinder
8 1 (0.26%) OpenView
8 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 71 (18.64%) Oracle
2 28 (7.35%) Red Hat
3 19 (4.99%) VMware
4 16 (4.20%) Remedy
5 12 (3.15%) IBM
6 11 (2.89%) Tableau
7 9 (2.36%) Microsoft
7 9 (2.36%) Siebel
7 9 (2.36%) TIBCO
8 7 (1.84%) MicroStrategy
9 6 (1.57%) New Relic
9 6 (1.57%) HP
9 6 (1.57%) Sybase
10 5 (1.31%) Teradata
11 4 (1.05%) Google
11 4 (1.05%) Zend
11 4 (1.05%) Adobe
12 3 (0.79%) Informatica
12 3 (0.79%) MarketAxess
12 3 (0.79%) Facebook
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