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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 60 68 102
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +34
Contract jobs citing Python 175 173 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.13% 2.60% 1.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.07% 6.13% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 119 82
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £312 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -0.70%
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
2475 2822 2424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.28% 42.44% 40.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2043 2174 1864
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 39
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.50 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% +2.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £21.04 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £77.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 December 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 24 December 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.

1 142 (43.16%) Java
2 133 (40.43%) Linux
3 121 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (26.44%) Finance
4 87 (26.44%) Ruby
5 78 (23.71%) C++
6 72 (21.88%) Perl
7 71 (21.58%) UNIX
8 66 (20.06%) SQL
9 59 (17.93%) Banking
10 53 (16.11%) Puppet
10 53 (16.11%) DevOps
11 48 (14.59%) Bash Shell
11 48 (14.59%) Oracle
12 47 (14.29%) Git (software)
13 46 (13.98%) JavaScript
14 45 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
14 45 (13.68%) Jenkins
15 43 (13.07%) HTML
16 42 (12.77%) Hadoop
17 40 (12.16%) C#
17 40 (12.16%) OO
17 40 (12.16%) Big Data
18 37 (11.25%) Opscode Chef
18 37 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
19 35 (10.64%) MongoDB
20 33 (10.03%) Front Office
20 33 (10.03%) Analytics
21 32 (9.73%) TDD
22 31 (9.42%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 20 (6.08%) Apache
2 18 (5.47%) WebLogic
3 16 (4.86%) Apache Spark
4 11 (3.34%) OpenStack
5 9 (2.74%) Apache Pig
5 9 (2.74%) Oracle Service Bus
5 9 (2.74%) WebLogic Portal
6 8 (2.43%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (2.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 6 (1.82%) Node.js
8 6 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.82%) SAS
8 6 (1.82%) nginx
9 5 (1.52%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.22%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.91%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.61%) JBoss
13 1 (0.30%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (1.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (0.91%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.30%) MODO
3 1 (0.30%) Weka
3 1 (0.30%) SPSS
3 1 (0.30%) Maya
3 1 (0.30%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 10 (3.04%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (2.74%) Documaker
3 7 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.91%) Oracle FAH
5 2 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.30%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.52%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.22%) PaaS
4 4 (1.22%) IaaS
5 3 (0.91%) GitHub
6 2 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.61%) ElastiCache
6 2 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.30%) Route 53
7 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.69%) HTTP
2 10 (3.04%) DNS
2 10 (3.04%) SSL
2 10 (3.04%) Internet
3 9 (2.74%) HTTPS
4 6 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.52%) Firewall
5 5 (1.52%) Broadband
6 4 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.91%) Multicast
7 3 (0.91%) MPLS
7 3 (0.91%) BGP
7 3 (0.91%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.91%) VPN
8 2 (0.61%) IPv6
8 2 (0.61%) SNMP
8 2 (0.61%) DHCP
8 2 (0.61%) LDAP
8 2 (0.61%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.77%) Hadoop
2 40 (12.16%) Big Data
3 35 (10.64%) MongoDB
4 25 (7.60%) MySQL
5 22 (6.69%) NoSQL
6 20 (6.08%) Relational Database
7 17 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (4.86%) SQL Server
9 15 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (4.56%) Apache Hive
10 10 (3.04%) Oracle BI EE
10 10 (3.04%) Oracle ODI
11 9 (2.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 8 (2.43%) Oracle Database
12 8 (2.43%) Couchbase
12 8 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (2.43%) HBase
13 7 (2.13%) Redis
13 7 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (1.82%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 47 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 45 (13.68%) Jenkins
3 23 (6.99%) Selenium
4 21 (6.38%) JIRA
4 21 (6.38%) Subversion
5 13 (3.95%) Cucumber
6 12 (3.65%) Maven
7 9 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (2.43%) TeamCity
9 7 (2.13%) JUnit
10 6 (1.82%) Ant
11 5 (1.52%) jMock
12 4 (1.22%) ClearCase
12 4 (1.22%) Hudson
12 4 (1.22%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.91%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (0.61%) Grunt
14 2 (0.61%) Karma Test Runner
14 2 (0.61%) JBehave
General
1 87 (26.44%) Finance
2 59 (17.93%) Banking
3 33 (10.03%) Front Office
4 27 (8.21%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.04%) Marketing
6 9 (2.74%) Games
6 9 (2.74%) Billing
6 9 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.43%) Advertising
8 7 (2.13%) Publishing
9 6 (1.82%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.52%) Retail
11 2 (0.61%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.61%) Back Office
11 2 (0.61%) Law
12 1 (0.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 154 (46.81%) Developer
2 53 (16.11%) Python Developer
3 27 (8.21%) DevOps Engineer
4 25 (7.60%) C++ Developer
5 22 (6.69%) Java Developer
5 22 (6.69%) Consultant
6 15 (4.56%) Applications Support
7 14 (4.26%) Senior Developer
8 13 (3.95%) Analyst
9 11 (3.34%) Architect
10 10 (3.04%) Data Scientist
11 9 (2.74%) Test Engineer
12 8 (2.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 7 (2.13%) C Developer
13 7 (2.13%) Linux Engineer
13 7 (2.13%) Quantitative Developer
13 7 (2.13%) Systems Engineer
14 6 (1.82%) Software Engineer
14 6 (1.82%) Senior Consultant
14 6 (1.82%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.07%) HTML
2 24 (7.29%) Django
3 23 (6.99%) CSS
4 22 (6.69%) .NET
5 21 (6.38%) Web Services
6 17 (5.17%) Middleware
6 17 (5.17%) REST
7 15 (4.56%) RESTful
8 14 (4.26%) JSON
9 13 (3.95%) XML
9 13 (3.95%) HTML5
10 10 (3.04%) WebCenter
10 10 (3.04%) Oracle Fusion
10 10 (3.04%) LAMP
11 9 (2.74%) JMS
11 9 (2.74%) JDBC
12 7 (2.13%) J2EE
12 7 (2.13%) Spring
12 7 (2.13%) Akka
13 6 (1.82%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.99%) Derivative
2 23 (6.99%) Computer Science
3 21 (6.38%) Open Source
4 17 (5.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 15 (4.56%) Visualisation
6 14 (4.26%) Fixed Income
6 14 (4.26%) Mathematics
7 13 (3.95%) Credit Risk
7 13 (3.95%) Equities
8 11 (3.34%) Statistics
9 10 (3.04%) Algorithms
10 9 (2.74%) Hedge funds
11 8 (2.43%) Clustering
12 7 (2.13%) Market Risk
13 6 (1.82%) Data Structures
14 5 (1.52%) Blog
15 4 (1.22%) Digital Media
15 4 (1.22%) Online Games
15 4 (1.22%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 133 (40.43%) Linux
2 71 (21.58%) UNIX
3 29 (8.81%) Windows
4 21 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (4.26%) Solaris
6 13 (3.95%) Mac OS X
7 10 (3.04%) CentOS
8 6 (1.82%) Debian
8 6 (1.82%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.52%) AIX
10 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.61%) Android
12 1 (0.30%) VME
12 1 (0.30%) MVS
12 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (16.11%) DevOps
3 45 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (12.16%) OO
5 33 (10.03%) Analytics
6 32 (9.73%) TDD
7 31 (9.42%) E-Commerce
7 31 (9.42%) Configuration Management
8 29 (8.81%) Software Engineering
9 28 (8.51%) Scrum
10 21 (6.38%) BDD
11 20 (6.08%) Multithreading
12 18 (5.47%) Web Development
12 18 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (5.47%) SOA
13 15 (4.56%) OOP
14 14 (4.26%) Kanban
14 14 (4.26%) Mentoring
15 13 (3.95%) Content Management
16 12 (3.65%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 142 (43.16%) Java
2 87 (26.44%) Ruby
3 78 (23.71%) C++
4 72 (21.88%) Perl
5 66 (20.06%) SQL
6 48 (14.59%) Bash Shell
7 46 (13.98%) JavaScript
8 40 (12.16%) C#
9 30 (9.12%) Shell Script
10 29 (8.81%) Scala
11 26 (7.90%) PHP
12 22 (6.69%) C
13 18 (5.47%) R
14 11 (3.34%) VBA
15 10 (3.04%) Jython
15 10 (3.04%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 7 (2.13%) PowerShell
16 7 (2.13%) Haskell
16 7 (2.13%) PL/SQL
17 4 (1.22%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 28 (8.51%) Degree
2 9 (2.74%) PhD
3 6 (1.82%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.22%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.61%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.30%) CCNP
6 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.30%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.95%) QA
2 12 (3.65%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.61%) GPG13
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (5.17%) Oracle RAC
2 12 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.82%) HDFS
4 4 (1.22%) vSphere
4 4 (1.22%) vCloud
4 4 (1.22%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.91%) KVM
5 3 (0.91%) Docker
5 3 (0.91%) NFS
5 3 (0.91%) Xen
6 2 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.30%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.30%) Squid
7 1 (0.30%) Postfix
7 1 (0.30%) XenServer
7 1 (0.30%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 53 (16.11%) Puppet
2 37 (11.25%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (6.38%) Ansible
4 10 (3.04%) Oracle Identity Management
4 10 (3.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 10 (3.04%) Nagios
5 9 (2.74%) Salt
6 5 (1.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 5 (1.52%) Cobbler
7 4 (1.22%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.91%) SELinux
8 3 (0.91%) logstash
8 3 (0.91%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.91%) Opsview
8 3 (0.91%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.91%) Graphite
8 3 (0.91%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.91%) Cacti
9 2 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.61%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 48 (14.59%) Oracle
2 17 (5.17%) Red Hat
3 15 (4.56%) Remedy
3 15 (4.56%) VMware
4 9 (2.74%) IBM
5 7 (2.13%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.13%) Siebel
5 7 (2.13%) Cisco
5 7 (2.13%) Teradata
6 6 (1.82%) MicroStrategy
6 6 (1.82%) Rackspace
6 6 (1.82%) Cloudera
7 5 (1.52%) Tableau
7 5 (1.52%) SaltStack
7 5 (1.52%) HP
7 5 (1.52%) EMC
7 5 (1.52%) Sybase
8 4 (1.22%) F5
8 4 (1.22%) Splunk
9 3 (0.91%) Twitter
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