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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 60 56 99
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +43
Contract jobs citing Python 168 204 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.10% 3.24% 1.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.36% 7.63% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 159 77
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 £260 £350 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
- +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.37 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
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
2282 2672 2625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.04% 42.45% 41.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1824 2052 2041
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 20
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.34 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.12% -39.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £18.10 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £92.00 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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.

1 157 (46.31%) Java
2 127 (37.46%) Linux
3 110 (32.45%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (24.48%) Perl
4 83 (24.48%) Finance
5 82 (24.19%) Ruby
6 67 (19.76%) C++
6 67 (19.76%) SQL
6 67 (19.76%) Jenkins
7 66 (19.47%) Puppet
8 59 (17.40%) DevOps
8 59 (17.40%) Analytical Skills
8 59 (17.40%) Continuous Integration
9 58 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
10 56 (16.52%) Git (software)
11 49 (14.45%) Banking
12 48 (14.16%) Configuration Management
12 48 (14.16%) Opscode Chef
13 47 (13.86%) JavaScript
13 47 (13.86%) UNIX
13 47 (13.86%) Bash Shell
14 45 (13.27%) C#
15 44 (12.98%) OO
15 44 (12.98%) TDD
16 41 (12.09%) Windows
17 40 (11.80%) Hadoop
18 39 (11.50%) Oracle
19 37 (10.91%) Web Services
20 34 (10.03%) HTML
20 34 (10.03%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 27 (7.96%) Apache
2 21 (6.19%) Tomcat
3 15 (4.42%) OpenStack
4 14 (4.13%) Apache Spark
5 12 (3.54%) WebSphere
5 12 (3.54%) WebLogic
6 11 (3.24%) Node.js
7 10 (2.95%) nginx
7 10 (2.95%) IIS
8 7 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (2.06%) Apache Pig
9 4 (1.18%) SAS
10 3 (0.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (0.88%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (0.88%) Confluence
10 3 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.88%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.88%) Jetty
10 3 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 6 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (1.18%) Maya
3 3 (0.88%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.29%) MS Project
4 1 (0.29%) MS Office
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) SPSS
4 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.29%) Weka
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.88%) Documaker
3 1 (0.29%) Summit
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 58 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.24%) PaaS
3 10 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (2.06%) IaaS
6 4 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.18%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.59%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.59%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.29%) Heroku
9 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.37%) HTTP
2 16 (4.72%) SSL
3 14 (4.13%) Internet
4 11 (3.24%) DNS
5 10 (2.95%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.65%) Firewall
7 4 (1.18%) Multicast
8 3 (0.88%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.88%) Broadband
8 3 (0.88%) VPN
8 3 (0.88%) SAN
8 3 (0.88%) IPsec
8 3 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.88%) BGP
8 3 (0.88%) MPLS
8 3 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (0.88%) IOS XR
8 3 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.59%) MRTG
9 2 (0.59%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.80%) Hadoop
2 34 (10.03%) MongoDB
3 31 (9.14%) Big Data
4 24 (7.08%) NoSQL
5 23 (6.78%) MySQL
6 21 (6.19%) SQL Server
7 16 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (4.42%) Relational Database
9 11 (3.24%) Apache Hive
10 9 (2.65%) Oracle Database
11 8 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (2.06%) Oracle Exadata
12 7 (2.06%) HBase
13 6 (1.77%) Redis
13 6 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (1.77%) QlikView
14 4 (1.18%) KDB
14 4 (1.18%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.88%) Data Mining
15 3 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 67 (19.76%) Jenkins
2 56 (16.52%) Git (software)
3 32 (9.44%) Subversion
4 26 (7.67%) JIRA
5 22 (6.49%) Selenium
6 18 (5.31%) Maven
7 16 (4.72%) TeamCity
8 14 (4.13%) Cucumber
8 14 (4.13%) Hudson
9 13 (3.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (3.24%) Mercurial
11 8 (2.36%) WebDriver
12 6 (1.77%) Grunt
13 5 (1.47%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.47%) Gradle
14 4 (1.18%) Artifactory
14 4 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (1.18%) CruiseControl
14 4 (1.18%) Ant
14 4 (1.18%) JUnit
General
1 83 (24.48%) Finance
2 49 (14.45%) Banking
3 32 (9.44%) Front Office
4 26 (7.67%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.24%) Marketing
6 9 (2.65%) Publishing
6 9 (2.65%) Games
7 7 (2.06%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.88%) Advertising
8 3 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (0.88%) Billing
9 2 (0.59%) Retail
9 2 (0.59%) Hindi Language
9 2 (0.59%) Arabic Language
9 2 (0.59%) Electronics
9 2 (0.59%) Law
9 2 (0.59%) Legal
10 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 142 (41.89%) Developer
2 54 (15.93%) Python Developer
3 43 (12.68%) DevOps Engineer
4 20 (5.90%) Java Developer
5 16 (4.72%) Linux Engineer
6 13 (3.83%) Analyst
6 13 (3.83%) Senior Developer
7 12 (3.54%) C++ Developer
8 11 (3.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 10 (2.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 10 (2.95%) AWS Developer
9 10 (2.95%) Data Scientist
9 10 (2.95%) Administrator
10 9 (2.65%) C# Developer
10 9 (2.65%) Programmer
10 9 (2.65%) Consultant
11 8 (2.36%) C++/C# Developer
11 8 (2.36%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (2.36%) Applications Support
11 8 (2.36%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.91%) Web Services
2 34 (10.03%) HTML
3 28 (8.26%) .NET
4 23 (6.78%) Django
5 22 (6.49%) XML
6 21 (6.19%) CSS
7 18 (5.31%) RESTful
8 17 (5.01%) HTML5
9 13 (3.83%) JSON
9 13 (3.83%) REST
10 12 (3.54%) Spring
11 11 (3.24%) AngularJS
12 10 (2.95%) WebSphere MQ
13 8 (2.36%) Middleware
14 7 (2.06%) Sass
15 6 (1.77%) CSS3
15 6 (1.77%) Akka
15 6 (1.77%) FIX Protocol
15 6 (1.77%) LAMP
15 6 (1.77%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 59 (17.40%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.08%) Open Source
3 23 (6.78%) Derivative
4 21 (6.19%) Computer Science
5 18 (5.31%) Mathematics
6 17 (5.01%) Visualisation
7 14 (4.13%) Fixed Income
8 13 (3.83%) Statistics
9 12 (3.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (3.24%) Algorithms
11 9 (2.65%) Clustering
11 9 (2.65%) Credit Risk
11 9 (2.65%) Hedge funds
11 9 (2.65%) User Experience
12 8 (2.36%) Spread Betting
12 8 (2.36%) Equities
13 7 (2.06%) Equity Derivative
14 6 (1.77%) Mobile App
15 5 (1.47%) Replication
15 5 (1.47%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 127 (37.46%) Linux
2 47 (13.86%) UNIX
3 41 (12.09%) Windows
4 25 (7.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (2.65%) Solaris
6 8 (2.36%) CentOS
7 7 (2.06%) Ubuntu
7 7 (2.06%) Android
8 6 (1.77%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.18%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.88%) AIX
10 3 (0.88%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.88%) Debian
10 3 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.59%) Mac OS X Server
11 2 (0.59%) VMS
12 1 (0.29%) MVS
12 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (32.45%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (17.40%) DevOps
2 59 (17.40%) Continuous Integration
3 48 (14.16%) Configuration Management
4 44 (12.98%) OO
4 44 (12.98%) TDD
5 27 (7.96%) Analytics
6 25 (7.37%) Software Engineering
7 24 (7.08%) BDD
8 23 (6.78%) E-Commerce
9 22 (6.49%) OOP
10 20 (5.90%) Continuous Delivery
11 17 (5.01%) Load Balancing
11 17 (5.01%) Low Latency
12 16 (4.72%) SOA
12 16 (4.72%) Scrum
13 14 (4.13%) RAD
14 13 (3.83%) Release Management
14 13 (3.83%) MapReduce
15 12 (3.54%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 157 (46.31%) Java
2 83 (24.48%) Perl
3 82 (24.19%) Ruby
4 67 (19.76%) C++
4 67 (19.76%) SQL
5 47 (13.86%) JavaScript
5 47 (13.86%) Bash Shell
6 45 (13.27%) C#
7 34 (10.03%) PHP
8 29 (8.55%) Scala
9 20 (5.90%) VBA
10 18 (5.31%) R
11 17 (5.01%) C
12 16 (4.72%) Shell Script
13 10 (2.95%) Go
14 9 (2.65%) PowerShell
15 7 (2.06%) Groovy
16 5 (1.47%) Jython
17 4 (1.18%) Lua
17 4 (1.18%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 32 (9.44%) Degree
2 9 (2.65%) PhD
3 5 (1.47%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.88%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.59%) JNCIP
5 2 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.59%) CCNP
6 1 (0.29%) MCSD
6 1 (0.29%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.01%) QA
2 5 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.59%) COREP
3 2 (0.59%) FINREP
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) CRD IV
System Software
1 16 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.24%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (2.65%) Docker
4 6 (1.77%) Varnish
4 6 (1.77%) OCFS2
4 6 (1.77%) KVM
4 6 (1.77%) GlusterFS
4 6 (1.77%) GFS2
5 5 (1.47%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.18%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.18%) vSphere
7 3 (0.88%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.88%) vCloud
8 2 (0.59%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.59%) HDFS
8 2 (0.59%) RHEV
8 2 (0.59%) Samba
8 2 (0.59%) NFS
9 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 66 (19.47%) Puppet
2 48 (14.16%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (7.67%) Ansible
4 17 (5.01%) Salt
5 8 (2.36%) Vagrant
6 7 (2.06%) Nagios
7 5 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.47%) SELinux
7 5 (1.47%) yum
7 5 (1.47%) Cobbler
8 4 (1.18%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (1.18%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (1.18%) Graphite
8 4 (1.18%) SCOM
8 4 (1.18%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.18%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.88%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.88%) StatsD
9 3 (0.88%) Kibana
Vendors
1 39 (11.50%) Oracle
2 27 (7.96%) Red Hat
3 24 (7.08%) VMware
4 16 (4.72%) IBM
5 11 (3.24%) Tableau
6 10 (2.95%) Splunk
6 10 (2.95%) Perforce
6 10 (2.95%) HP
7 9 (2.65%) Remedy
8 8 (2.36%) Cisco
9 7 (2.06%) Microsoft
9 7 (2.06%) Teradata
10 6 (1.77%) Rackspace
10 6 (1.77%) Cloudera
10 6 (1.77%) TIBCO
10 6 (1.77%) Sybase
11 5 (1.47%) SAP
11 5 (1.47%) EMC
11 5 (1.47%) Reuters
12 4 (1.18%) WorldPay
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