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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 46 65 113
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +48
Contract jobs citing Python 196 170 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.82% 2.93% 1.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.46% 6.72% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 123 59
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.19 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+44.14% -30.62%
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
2316 2529 2335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.09% 43.60% 40.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1901 1897 1827
Average daily rate £475 £470 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 33
Average hourly rate £27.37 £41.75 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.44% -7.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £27.50 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £147.50 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 27 February 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 27 February 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.

1 154 (43.38%) Java
2 140 (39.44%) Linux
3 131 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (28.17%) Ruby
5 83 (23.38%) Finance
6 82 (23.10%) Perl
7 69 (19.44%) Puppet
8 68 (19.15%) C++
9 65 (18.31%) SQL
10 64 (18.03%) UNIX
11 62 (17.46%) Git (software)
12 60 (16.90%) DevOps
13 58 (16.34%) Continuous Integration
14 55 (15.49%) JavaScript
14 55 (15.49%) Jenkins
15 51 (14.37%) Banking
16 49 (13.80%) Configuration Management
17 48 (13.52%) Bash Shell
18 47 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
19 45 (12.68%) OO
20 44 (12.39%) Oracle
20 44 (12.39%) Hadoop
20 44 (12.39%) Opscode Chef
21 41 (11.55%) TDD
22 39 (10.99%) C#
23 38 (10.70%) HTML
24 37 (10.42%) MongoDB
24 37 (10.42%) Big Data
25 36 (10.14%) PHP
25 36 (10.14%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (7.61%) Apache
2 17 (4.79%) Apache Spark
3 13 (3.66%) Tomcat
4 12 (3.38%) WebLogic
4 12 (3.38%) WebSphere
5 11 (3.10%) Node.js
6 10 (2.82%) OpenStack
7 9 (2.54%) nginx
8 8 (2.25%) Apache Pig
9 6 (1.69%) SAS
10 4 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (0.85%) WebLogic Portal
11 3 (0.85%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.56%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (0.56%) IIS
12 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.56%) Weka
2 2 (0.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) SPSS
3 1 (0.28%) MS Project
3 1 (0.28%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.28%) MODO
Business Applications
1 5 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.85%) Documaker
2 3 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.56%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.28%) Summit
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (2.25%) PaaS
4 6 (1.69%) IaaS
5 5 (1.41%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (1.41%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.85%) ElastiCache
7 3 (0.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.56%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.28%) Route 53
9 1 (0.28%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.04%) HTTP
2 15 (4.23%) Internet
3 13 (3.66%) SSL
4 9 (2.54%) DNS
5 7 (1.97%) Firewall
6 6 (1.69%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.13%) Broadband
7 4 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.13%) MPLS
7 4 (1.13%) BGP
7 4 (1.13%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (1.13%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.13%) Multicast
8 3 (0.85%) SAN
8 3 (0.85%) IPsec
8 3 (0.85%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.85%) VPN
9 2 (0.56%) SNMP
9 2 (0.56%) LAN
9 2 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.39%) Hadoop
2 37 (10.42%) MongoDB
2 37 (10.42%) Big Data
3 27 (7.61%) MySQL
4 26 (7.32%) NoSQL
5 24 (6.76%) Relational Database
6 19 (5.35%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (4.23%) SQL Server
7 15 (4.23%) Apache Hive
8 12 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.25%) RDBMS
9 8 (2.25%) HBase
9 8 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (2.25%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.97%) Couchbase
10 7 (1.97%) Oracle Exadata
11 6 (1.69%) Redis
12 4 (1.13%) Mahout
12 4 (1.13%) QlikView
12 4 (1.13%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 62 (17.46%) Git (software)
2 55 (15.49%) Jenkins
3 27 (7.61%) Selenium
3 27 (7.61%) Subversion
4 18 (5.07%) Maven
4 18 (5.07%) JIRA
5 16 (4.51%) Cucumber
6 15 (4.23%) TeamCity
7 12 (3.38%) Hudson
7 12 (3.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (2.25%) Ant
8 8 (2.25%) WebDriver
9 7 (1.97%) Mercurial
9 7 (1.97%) Grunt
10 5 (1.41%) Gradle
11 3 (0.85%) Bower
11 3 (0.85%) JUnit
11 3 (0.85%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.56%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.56%) Introscope
General
1 83 (23.38%) Finance
2 51 (14.37%) Banking
3 27 (7.61%) Front Office
4 23 (6.48%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.94%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.10%) Marketing
7 10 (2.82%) Publishing
8 6 (1.69%) Games
8 6 (1.69%) Advertising
8 6 (1.69%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.41%) Retail
10 3 (0.85%) Billing
11 2 (0.56%) Arabic Language
11 2 (0.56%) Hindi Language
12 1 (0.28%) French Language
12 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.28%) Back Office
12 1 (0.28%) Electronics
12 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 157 (44.23%) Developer
2 54 (15.21%) Python Developer
3 40 (11.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (6.48%) Java Developer
5 18 (5.07%) C++ Developer
6 17 (4.79%) Consultant
7 16 (4.51%) Senior Developer
8 15 (4.23%) Analyst
9 13 (3.66%) Applications Support
10 12 (3.38%) Administrator
11 10 (2.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 10 (2.82%) Linux Engineer
12 9 (2.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 9 (2.54%) Programmer
12 9 (2.54%) Systems Administrator
12 9 (2.54%) C# Developer
12 9 (2.54%) Test Engineer
13 8 (2.25%) Quantitative Developer
13 8 (2.25%) Software Engineer
13 8 (2.25%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.70%) HTML
2 36 (10.14%) Web Services
3 27 (7.61%) Django
4 26 (7.32%) .NET
5 25 (7.04%) CSS
6 22 (6.20%) RESTful
7 19 (5.35%) REST
8 18 (5.07%) XML
9 14 (3.94%) HTML5
9 14 (3.94%) JSON
10 11 (3.10%) AngularJS
11 10 (2.82%) WebSphere MQ
11 10 (2.82%) LAMP
11 10 (2.82%) Spring
12 8 (2.25%) Hibernate
12 8 (2.25%) Middleware
13 7 (1.97%) J2EE
13 7 (1.97%) Sass
13 7 (1.97%) Akka
14 6 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (7.61%) Open Source
3 24 (6.76%) Computer Science
4 22 (6.20%) Derivative
5 20 (5.63%) Mathematics
5 20 (5.63%) Visualisation
6 17 (4.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (3.94%) Fixed Income
7 14 (3.94%) Statistics
8 13 (3.66%) Equities
9 10 (2.82%) Clustering
9 10 (2.82%) Algorithms
10 9 (2.54%) Hedge funds
11 8 (2.25%) Spread Betting
12 7 (1.97%) Credit Risk
12 7 (1.97%) Equity Derivative
12 7 (1.97%) User Experience
13 5 (1.41%) Digital Media
13 5 (1.41%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.41%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 140 (39.44%) Linux
2 64 (18.03%) UNIX
3 33 (9.30%) Windows
4 21 (5.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (3.66%) Mac OS X
6 11 (3.10%) Solaris
7 10 (2.82%) CentOS
8 8 (2.25%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.69%) AIX
10 4 (1.13%) Debian
10 4 (1.13%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.85%) Android
12 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.28%) MVS
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (16.90%) DevOps
3 58 (16.34%) Continuous Integration
4 49 (13.80%) Configuration Management
5 45 (12.68%) OO
6 41 (11.55%) TDD
7 31 (8.73%) E-Commerce
7 31 (8.73%) Analytics
8 30 (8.45%) Scrum
9 27 (7.61%) Software Engineering
10 24 (6.76%) BDD
11 21 (5.92%) OOP
12 20 (5.63%) Web Development
13 16 (4.51%) Kanban
14 15 (4.23%) Multithreading
14 15 (4.23%) SOA
15 13 (3.66%) Data Analysis
15 13 (3.66%) Load Balancing
16 12 (3.38%) Responsive Web Design
16 12 (3.38%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 154 (43.38%) Java
2 100 (28.17%) Ruby
3 82 (23.10%) Perl
4 68 (19.15%) C++
5 65 (18.31%) SQL
6 55 (15.49%) JavaScript
7 48 (13.52%) Bash Shell
8 39 (10.99%) C#
9 36 (10.14%) PHP
10 33 (9.30%) Scala
11 21 (5.92%) Shell Script
12 18 (5.07%) C
12 18 (5.07%) R
13 15 (4.23%) VBA
14 6 (1.69%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.41%) Jython
15 5 (1.41%) Haskell
15 5 (1.41%) Groovy
16 4 (1.13%) Golang
16 4 (1.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (9.30%) Degree
2 9 (2.54%) PhD
3 5 (1.41%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.13%) VCP4
5 3 (0.85%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.56%) JNCIP
6 2 (0.56%) CCNP
6 2 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.51%) QA
2 5 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.28%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.10%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (1.41%) KVM
4 4 (1.13%) Docker
4 4 (1.13%) vCloud
4 4 (1.13%) Apache Flume
4 4 (1.13%) HDFS
4 4 (1.13%) VirtualBox
4 4 (1.13%) vSphere
4 4 (1.13%) Varnish
5 3 (0.85%) Xen
5 3 (0.85%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.56%) Samba
6 2 (0.56%) NFS
6 2 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.56%) RHEV
7 1 (0.28%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.28%) Squid
Systems Management
1 69 (19.44%) Puppet
2 44 (12.39%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (7.61%) Ansible
4 14 (3.94%) Salt
5 9 (2.54%) Nagios
6 8 (2.25%) Vagrant
7 6 (1.69%) Cobbler
8 5 (1.41%) SELinux
9 4 (1.13%) Graphite
9 4 (1.13%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (1.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (0.85%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Management
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.85%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.85%) Cacti
10 3 (0.85%) logstash
10 3 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.56%) Oozie
11 2 (0.56%) StatsD
Vendors
1 44 (12.39%) Oracle
2 22 (6.20%) Red Hat
3 21 (5.92%) VMware
4 13 (3.66%) IBM
5 9 (2.54%) Cisco
5 9 (2.54%) Remedy
5 9 (2.54%) Splunk
5 9 (2.54%) Tableau
6 8 (2.25%) Rackspace
7 6 (1.69%) SaltStack
7 6 (1.69%) Teradata
7 6 (1.69%) TIBCO
8 5 (1.41%) SAP
8 5 (1.41%) HP
8 5 (1.41%) EMC
8 5 (1.41%) Sybase
8 5 (1.41%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.13%) F5
9 4 (1.13%) Google
10 3 (0.85%) Business Objects
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £680.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
CPS Group
Rate: £200 - £245 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Posted: 24 days ago