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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 68 61 102
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +41
Contract jobs citing Python 158 217 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.72% 3.03% 1.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.41% 6.87% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 167 97
Average daily rate
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£525 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £331 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
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
2466 3160 3093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.51% 44.18% 39.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1925 2447 2374
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £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 8 18 14
Average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £17.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £143.00 £57.80 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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.

1 153 (41.02%) Java
1 153 (41.02%) Linux
2 114 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (30.29%) C++
4 95 (25.47%) Finance
5 91 (24.40%) SQL
5 91 (24.40%) Banking
6 89 (23.86%) UNIX
7 86 (23.06%) Perl
8 85 (22.79%) Ruby
9 67 (17.96%) C#
9 67 (17.96%) Oracle
10 60 (16.09%) Front Office
11 59 (15.82%) Investment Banking
12 57 (15.28%) JavaScript
13 55 (14.75%) HTML
14 53 (14.21%) Bash Shell
15 51 (13.67%) Degree
15 51 (13.67%) DevOps
16 49 (13.14%) Analytics
17 45 (12.06%) TDD
18 43 (11.53%) PHP
18 43 (11.53%) OO
19 41 (10.99%) Git (software)
20 39 (10.46%) Windows
20 39 (10.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 38 (10.19%) Puppet
22 37 (9.92%) Big Data
23 36 (9.65%) Software Engineering
23 36 (9.65%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (7.51%) WebLogic
2 18 (4.83%) WebSphere
3 17 (4.56%) Tomcat
4 16 (4.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 14 (3.75%) Apache
6 13 (3.49%) Node.js
6 13 (3.49%) Apache Pig
7 12 (3.22%) WebLogic Portal
7 12 (3.22%) Oracle Service Bus
8 9 (2.41%) OpenStack
8 9 (2.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 5 (1.34%) SAS
10 4 (1.07%) MQSeries
10 4 (1.07%) nginx
11 3 (0.80%) IIS
12 2 (0.54%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.54%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.54%) CMS
12 2 (0.54%) WordPress
12 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (1.07%) SPSS
3 3 (0.80%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.54%) Gephi
4 2 (0.54%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) Houdini
5 1 (0.27%) Maya
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (3.75%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (3.22%) Documaker
3 7 (1.88%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (1.34%) Oracle FAH
5 3 (0.80%) Front Arena
6 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.83%) Amazon EC2
2 17 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (2.68%) GitHub
4 4 (1.07%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.54%) PaaS
5 2 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.27%) ElastiCache
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.85%) HTTP
2 13 (3.49%) SSL
2 13 (3.49%) Firewall
2 13 (3.49%) HTTPS
3 10 (2.68%) Multicast
4 8 (2.14%) Internet
5 5 (1.34%) DNS
5 5 (1.34%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.34%) LDAP
6 4 (1.07%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.80%) FTP
8 2 (0.54%) SMTP
8 2 (0.54%) DHCP
8 2 (0.54%) SAN
8 2 (0.54%) X.509
8 2 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.54%) SSH
9 1 (0.27%) MRTG
9 1 (0.27%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.27%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.92%) Big Data
2 34 (9.12%) Hadoop
3 30 (8.04%) MySQL
4 25 (6.70%) MongoDB
5 20 (5.36%) Relational Database
6 18 (4.83%) SQL Server
7 17 (4.56%) NoSQL
8 14 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (3.75%) Oracle BI EE
8 14 (3.75%) Oracle ODI
9 12 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (3.22%) Apache Hive
9 12 (3.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 11 (2.95%) Oracle Database
11 10 (2.68%) Data Mining
12 9 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.61%) DB2
13 6 (1.61%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 41 (10.99%) Git (software)
2 33 (8.85%) JIRA
3 28 (7.51%) Jenkins
4 26 (6.97%) Subversion
5 18 (4.83%) Maven
6 15 (4.02%) TeamCity
7 14 (3.75%) Ant
8 12 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (2.68%) Selenium
10 9 (2.41%) Gerrit
11 8 (2.14%) Mercurial
12 7 (1.88%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.88%) AnthillPro
13 6 (1.61%) jMock
14 5 (1.34%) Jasmine
14 5 (1.34%) JUnit
15 4 (1.07%) ClearCase
15 4 (1.07%) JBehave
15 4 (1.07%) Grunt
16 3 (0.80%) Hudson
General
1 95 (25.47%) Finance
2 91 (24.40%) Banking
3 60 (16.09%) Front Office
4 59 (15.82%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.49%) Billing
6 12 (3.22%) Games
7 9 (2.41%) Advertising
8 7 (1.88%) Marketing
8 7 (1.88%) Back Office
9 4 (1.07%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.07%) Retail
10 3 (0.80%) Publishing
11 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.54%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.27%) Law
12 1 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 187 (50.13%) Developer
2 69 (18.50%) Python Developer
3 41 (10.99%) C++ Developer
4 27 (7.24%) Java Developer
5 20 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
6 19 (5.09%) Analyst
7 16 (4.29%) Quantitative Developer
8 15 (4.02%) Consultant
8 15 (4.02%) Senior Developer
9 14 (3.75%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 12 (3.22%) Architect
11 10 (2.68%) Tester
11 10 (2.68%) Data Scientist
12 9 (2.41%) Agile Java Developer
12 9 (2.41%) Support Engineer
12 9 (2.41%) Applications Support
13 8 (2.14%) Oracle Consultant
13 8 (2.14%) Scala Developer
14 7 (1.88%) Middleware Consultant
14 7 (1.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (14.75%) HTML
2 32 (8.58%) CSS
3 29 (7.77%) Django
4 24 (6.43%) Middleware
4 24 (6.43%) XML
5 23 (6.17%) .NET
6 22 (5.90%) Web Services
7 19 (5.09%) JSON
8 17 (4.56%) JDBC
9 16 (4.29%) JMS
10 14 (3.75%) RESTful
10 14 (3.75%) Oracle Fusion
10 14 (3.75%) WebCenter
10 14 (3.75%) HTML5
11 13 (3.49%) Spring
12 11 (2.95%) jQuery
12 11 (2.95%) J2EE
13 10 (2.68%) AngularJS
13 10 (2.68%) REST
14 9 (2.41%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 36 (9.65%) Computer Science
3 34 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (7.24%) Derivative
5 26 (6.97%) Open Source
6 19 (5.09%) Visualisation
7 18 (4.83%) Fixed Income
8 15 (4.02%) Credit Risk
9 9 (2.41%) Clustering
10 8 (2.14%) Equities
10 8 (2.14%) Online Games
10 8 (2.14%) Statistics
10 8 (2.14%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.88%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.61%) Credit Derivative
12 6 (1.61%) Hedge funds
12 6 (1.61%) Digital Media
13 5 (1.34%) User Experience
13 5 (1.34%) Wiki
13 5 (1.34%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 153 (41.02%) Linux
2 89 (23.86%) UNIX
3 39 (10.46%) Windows
4 29 (7.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (4.29%) Solaris
5 16 (4.29%) Mac OS X
6 9 (2.41%) Ubuntu
6 9 (2.41%) Android
7 8 (2.14%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.61%) AIX
9 5 (1.34%) CentOS
9 5 (1.34%) Debian
10 4 (1.07%) VMS
10 4 (1.07%) Windows Phone
10 4 (1.07%) SELinux
11 3 (0.80%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (0.54%) MVS
12 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.54%) VME
12 2 (0.54%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (13.67%) DevOps
3 49 (13.14%) Analytics
4 45 (12.06%) TDD
5 43 (11.53%) OO
6 36 (9.65%) Software Engineering
7 35 (9.38%) Scrum
8 34 (9.12%) SOA
8 34 (9.12%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (7.77%) E-Commerce
10 27 (7.24%) BDD
11 22 (5.90%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (5.90%) Web Development
12 20 (5.36%) Multithreading
13 17 (4.56%) Project Management
14 16 (4.29%) Unit Testing
15 15 (4.02%) ETL
15 15 (4.02%) Validation
15 15 (4.02%) Risk Management
16 14 (3.75%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 153 (41.02%) Java
2 113 (30.29%) C++
3 91 (24.40%) SQL
4 86 (23.06%) Perl
5 85 (22.79%) Ruby
6 67 (17.96%) C#
7 57 (15.28%) JavaScript
8 53 (14.21%) Bash Shell
9 43 (11.53%) PHP
10 35 (9.38%) Scala
11 31 (8.31%) Shell Script
12 27 (7.24%) C
13 23 (6.17%) R
14 15 (4.02%) PL/SQL
14 15 (4.02%) Jython
15 14 (3.75%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 5 (1.34%) PowerShell
16 5 (1.34%) VBA
17 4 (1.07%) PHP5
17 4 (1.07%) Korn
Qualifications
1 51 (13.67%) Degree
2 6 (1.61%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.80%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.80%) PhD
4 1 (0.27%) OCPJP
4 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.29%) QA
2 14 (3.75%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.34%) CRD IV
3 5 (1.34%) Basel III
4 2 (0.54%) GPG13
System Software
1 20 (5.36%) Oracle RAC
2 11 (2.95%) vCloud
3 9 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.07%) HDFS
5 3 (0.80%) NFS
6 2 (0.54%) Squid
6 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.27%) KVM
7 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.27%) Dovecot
7 1 (0.27%) Varnish
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.27%) Nmap
7 1 (0.27%) Xen
7 1 (0.27%) Postfix
7 1 (0.27%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 38 (10.19%) Puppet
2 22 (5.90%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (3.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 14 (3.75%) Oracle Identity Management
4 13 (3.49%) Nagios
5 7 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (1.61%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (1.07%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.07%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (1.07%) Ansible
8 3 (0.80%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.80%) Salt
9 2 (0.54%) Control-M
9 2 (0.54%) CA SiteMinder
9 2 (0.54%) Cacti
9 2 (0.54%) SCOM
9 2 (0.54%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.54%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.54%) Oozie
10 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 67 (17.96%) Oracle
2 28 (7.51%) Red Hat
3 19 (5.09%) VMware
4 17 (4.56%) Remedy
5 12 (3.22%) IBM
6 11 (2.95%) Tableau
7 9 (2.41%) Siebel
7 9 (2.41%) Microsoft
8 8 (2.14%) TIBCO
9 7 (1.88%) MicroStrategy
10 5 (1.34%) New Relic
10 5 (1.34%) Teradata
10 5 (1.34%) HP
10 5 (1.34%) Sybase
11 4 (1.07%) Zend
11 4 (1.07%) Google
12 3 (0.80%) Talend
12 3 (0.80%) Cloudera
12 3 (0.80%) Facebook
12 3 (0.80%) MarketAxess
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