The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 53 54 104
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +50
Contract jobs citing Python 889 878 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.63% 3.49% 1.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.74% 8.03% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 681 339
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £338 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £41.25 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +358.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.79%
Python
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
10172 10931 10384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.53% 43.49% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7298 7805 7252
Average daily rate £425 £426 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 91 136
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.50 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £112.75 £59.10 £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 London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in London

Python
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python across the London region.

Python Daily Rate Trend in London

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in London

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python across the London region.

Python Hourly Rate Trend in London

Python
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Python Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Python
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -3 159 £525 +5.00% 101
Docklands, London +14 2 £625 +25.00%
Canary Wharf 0 2 £613 -5.76% 1
Hammersmith - 2 £372 -
Brentford - 2 - - 1
Croydon - 1 £570 - 1
Isleworth - 1 £378 -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 772 (45.28%) Linux
2 634 (37.18%) Java
3 569 (33.37%) Agile Software Development
4 441 (25.87%) Ruby
5 426 (24.99%) UNIX
6 422 (24.75%) SQL
7 418 (24.52%) Perl
8 378 (22.17%) C++
9 349 (20.47%) JavaScript
10 322 (18.89%) TDD
11 296 (17.36%) Finance
12 295 (17.30%) HTML
12 295 (17.30%) Oracle
13 263 (15.43%) Puppet
14 260 (15.25%) Scrum
15 257 (15.07%) Banking
15 257 (15.07%) OO
16 249 (14.60%) DevOps
17 242 (14.19%) Bash Shell
18 237 (13.90%) PHP
19 220 (12.90%) CSS
20 219 (12.84%) Django
21 214 (12.55%) Git (software)
22 212 (12.43%) C#
23 205 (12.02%) MySQL
24 203 (11.91%) Windows
25 195 (11.44%) Front Office
26 183 (10.73%) Investment Banking
26 183 (10.73%) Red Hat
27 181 (10.62%) Apache

Python
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 181 (10.62%) Apache
2 95 (5.57%) WebSphere
3 90 (5.28%) WebLogic
4 75 (4.40%) Tomcat
5 66 (3.87%) Node.js
6 45 (2.64%) OpenStack
7 39 (2.29%) nginx
8 35 (2.05%) Apache Pig
9 32 (1.88%) IIS
10 30 (1.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 28 (1.64%) Oracle Service Bus
12 26 (1.52%) WebLogic Portal
13 24 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
14 23 (1.35%) IBM HTTP Server
15 22 (1.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 18 (1.06%) CMS
17 14 (0.82%) MQSeries
18 13 (0.76%) Adobe CQ
19 12 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
20 11 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 35 (2.05%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (0.59%) MS Project
4 7 (0.41%) MS Office
4 7 (0.41%) SPSS
5 4 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.12%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.12%) Maya
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.12%) Gephi
7 1 (0.059%) Houdini
7 1 (0.059%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.059%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 36 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (1.70%) Oracle BPM
3 21 (1.23%) Documaker
4 14 (0.82%) Oracle FAH
5 7 (0.41%) IntelliMatch
5 7 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.23%) SunGard Stream Ubix
6 4 (0.23%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 3 (0.18%) RMDS
7 3 (0.18%) Front Arena
7 3 (0.18%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.12%) Magento
9 1 (0.059%) Murex MxG2000
9 1 (0.059%) Tridion
9 1 (0.059%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.059%) Misys Midas
9 1 (0.059%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 139 (8.15%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (5.81%) Amazon EC2
3 28 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (1.58%) Amazon S3
5 21 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (1.11%) Google App Engine
7 17 (1.00%) GitHub
8 11 (0.65%) SaaS
8 11 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
9 8 (0.47%) Google Compute Engine
10 7 (0.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 7 (0.41%) ElastiCache
11 5 (0.29%) IaaS
11 5 (0.29%) PaaS
12 4 (0.23%) Heroku
13 3 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.12%) Office 365
15 1 (0.059%) Google Apps
15 1 (0.059%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 135 (7.92%) HTTP
2 62 (3.64%) Internet
3 57 (3.34%) SSL
3 57 (3.34%) Firewall
4 46 (2.70%) Multicast
5 44 (2.58%) TCP/IP
6 43 (2.52%) DNS
7 33 (1.94%) LDAP
8 24 (1.41%) HTTPS
9 16 (0.94%) SAN
10 14 (0.82%) Intranet
11 11 (0.65%) BGP
11 11 (0.65%) DVB
12 9 (0.53%) BIG-IP
13 7 (0.41%) Wireshark
14 6 (0.35%) DHCP
14 6 (0.35%) VoIP
15 5 (0.29%) NetScaler
15 5 (0.29%) FTP
15 5 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (12.02%) MySQL
2 123 (7.21%) NoSQL
3 121 (7.10%) Relational Database
4 117 (6.86%) Big Data
5 104 (6.10%) MongoDB
6 96 (5.63%) Hadoop
7 89 (5.22%) SQL Server
8 81 (4.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 81 (4.75%) PostgreSQL
9 54 (3.17%) Oracle Database
10 51 (2.99%) Apache Hive
11 42 (2.46%) RDBMS
12 36 (2.11%) Oracle Exadata
13 32 (1.88%) Redis
14 31 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
15 26 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
15 26 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
16 24 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
17 23 (1.35%) Data Mining
17 23 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 214 (12.55%) Git (software)
2 147 (8.62%) Jenkins
3 135 (7.92%) Subversion
4 113 (6.63%) JIRA
5 63 (3.70%) Hudson
6 60 (3.52%) Cucumber
7 49 (2.87%) Maven
7 49 (2.87%) Selenium
8 30 (1.76%) Jasmine
9 29 (1.70%) WebDriver
10 26 (1.52%) TeamCity
11 24 (1.41%) Ant
12 22 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (1.29%) jMock
13 20 (1.17%) JBehave
14 17 (1.00%) Karma Test Runner
15 15 (0.88%) Mercurial
16 13 (0.76%) Gerrit
17 12 (0.70%) Grunt
17 12 (0.70%) Introscope
General
1 296 (17.36%) Finance
2 257 (15.07%) Banking
3 195 (11.44%) Front Office
4 183 (10.73%) Investment Banking
5 56 (3.28%) Games
6 34 (1.99%) Financial Institution
7 31 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 30 (1.76%) Billing
9 29 (1.70%) Legal
10 27 (1.58%) Retail
11 24 (1.41%) Publishing
12 23 (1.35%) Back Office
13 18 (1.06%) Marketing
13 18 (1.06%) Advertising
14 9 (0.53%) Electronics
15 4 (0.23%) French Language
15 4 (0.23%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.23%) Law
16 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.059%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 834 (48.91%) Developer
2 361 (21.17%) Python Developer
3 122 (7.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 110 (6.45%) C++ Developer
5 107 (6.28%) Java Developer
6 102 (5.98%) Analyst
7 79 (4.63%) Python/Django Developer
8 70 (4.11%) Senior Developer
9 64 (3.75%) Linux Engineer
10 57 (3.34%) Applications Support
11 55 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
12 53 (3.11%) Consultant
12 53 (3.11%) Administrator
13 52 (3.05%) Support Engineer
14 45 (2.64%) Tester
15 44 (2.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 44 (2.58%) Architect
16 43 (2.52%) Systems Administrator
17 40 (2.35%) Software Engineer
18 39 (2.29%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (17.30%) HTML
2 220 (12.90%) CSS
3 219 (12.84%) Django
4 173 (10.15%) Web Services
5 154 (9.03%) XML
6 122 (7.16%) .NET
7 115 (6.74%) HTML5
8 95 (5.57%) Middleware
9 82 (4.81%) jQuery
10 71 (4.16%) JSON
11 70 (4.11%) WebSphere MQ
12 68 (3.99%) LAMP
13 58 (3.40%) CSS3
14 57 (3.34%) REST
14 57 (3.34%) AngularJS
15 56 (3.28%) Spring
16 46 (2.70%) Backbone.js
17 45 (2.64%) SOAP
18 44 (2.58%) STL
18 44 (2.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 147 (8.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 138 (8.09%) Open Source
3 132 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
4 121 (7.10%) Computer Science
5 116 (6.80%) Derivative
6 102 (5.98%) Fixed Income
7 87 (5.10%) Visualisation
8 63 (3.70%) Equities
9 56 (3.28%) Clustering
10 44 (2.58%) Hedge funds
11 38 (2.23%) User Experience
12 33 (1.94%) Mathematics
13 28 (1.64%) Digital Media
13 28 (1.64%) STB
14 26 (1.52%) Mobile App
14 26 (1.52%) Credit Risk
14 26 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
15 23 (1.35%) Statistics
16 22 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (1.29%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 772 (45.28%) Linux
2 426 (24.99%) UNIX
3 203 (11.91%) Windows
4 139 (8.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 86 (5.04%) CentOS
6 65 (3.81%) Mac OS X
7 62 (3.64%) Ubuntu
8 42 (2.46%) Debian
9 36 (2.11%) Solaris
9 36 (2.11%) SELinux
10 26 (1.52%) Apple iOS
11 24 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (1.41%) Android
11 24 (1.41%) AIX
12 18 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (0.82%) Windows 7
14 13 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
15 9 (0.53%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.47%) Windows Phone
17 5 (0.29%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 569 (33.37%) Agile Software Development
2 322 (18.89%) TDD
3 260 (15.25%) Scrum
4 257 (15.07%) OO
5 249 (14.60%) DevOps
6 181 (10.62%) Continuous Integration
7 170 (9.97%) Software Engineering
8 162 (9.50%) Web Development
9 146 (8.56%) BDD
10 136 (7.98%) Configuration Management
11 116 (6.80%) Analytics
12 106 (6.22%) SOA
13 95 (5.57%) Pair Programming
13 95 (5.57%) Low Latency
14 91 (5.34%) Responsive Web Design
15 86 (5.04%) Kanban
16 85 (4.99%) E-Commerce
17 72 (4.22%) Unit Testing
18 68 (3.99%) Project Management
19 63 (3.70%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 634 (37.18%) Java
2 441 (25.87%) Ruby
3 422 (24.75%) SQL
4 418 (24.52%) Perl
5 378 (22.17%) C++
6 349 (20.47%) JavaScript
7 242 (14.19%) Bash Shell
8 237 (13.90%) PHP
9 212 (12.43%) C#
10 137 (8.04%) Scala
11 117 (6.86%) C
12 113 (6.63%) Shell Script
13 55 (3.23%) R
14 45 (2.64%) PowerShell
15 42 (2.46%) Jython
16 28 (1.64%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 28 (1.64%) PL/SQL
17 22 (1.29%) VBA
18 19 (1.11%) Groovy
19 18 (1.06%) Korn
Qualifications
1 137 (8.04%) Degree
2 28 (1.64%) Security Cleared
3 14 (0.82%) SC Cleared
4 13 (0.76%) ISEB
5 11 (0.65%) PhD
6 10 (0.59%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.23%) CEH
9 4 (0.23%) CISSP
9 4 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.23%) CCNA
10 3 (0.18%) MCSE
10 3 (0.18%) RHCE
10 3 (0.18%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.18%) OCPJP
11 2 (0.12%) MySQL Certification
11 2 (0.12%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.12%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.12%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.58%) QA
2 23 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.59%) SLA
4 7 (0.41%) Basel III
5 6 (0.35%) GPG13
6 5 (0.29%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.12%) Basel II
8 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.059%) JTAG
8 1 (0.059%) HL7
System Software
1 74 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (3.75%) Oracle RAC
3 48 (2.82%) vCloud
4 28 (1.64%) Active Directory
5 26 (1.52%) Varnish
6 14 (0.82%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.53%) NFS
7 9 (0.53%) Xen
7 9 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (0.41%) HDFS
8 7 (0.41%) NDS
8 7 (0.41%) vSphere
9 4 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.18%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.18%) Docker
10 3 (0.18%) KVM
10 3 (0.18%) Squid
10 3 (0.18%) Cygwin
10 3 (0.18%) XenServer
10 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 263 (15.43%) Puppet
2 178 (10.44%) Opscode Chef
3 129 (7.57%) Nagios
4 47 (2.76%) Salt
5 46 (2.70%) ZABBIX
6 41 (2.40%) ITRS Geneos
7 38 (2.23%) Ansible
8 35 (2.05%) Cacti
9 28 (1.64%) Oracle Identity Management
10 23 (1.35%) Zenoss
11 21 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 21 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
11 21 (1.23%) Vagrant
12 15 (0.88%) Kibana
12 15 (0.88%) Opsview
13 13 (0.76%) BladeLogic
13 13 (0.76%) Graylog2
14 10 (0.59%) Oozie
14 10 (0.59%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 10 (0.59%) Control-M
Vendors
1 295 (17.30%) Oracle
2 183 (10.73%) Red Hat
3 115 (6.74%) VMware
4 77 (4.52%) IBM
5 63 (3.70%) Microsoft
6 54 (3.17%) Remedy
7 41 (2.40%) TIBCO
8 37 (2.17%) Google
9 35 (2.05%) Rackspace
10 30 (1.76%) New Relic
11 29 (1.70%) Splunk
12 28 (1.64%) Sybase
12 28 (1.64%) Reuters
13 26 (1.52%) MarketAxess
14 25 (1.47%) Zend
15 23 (1.35%) eSpeed
16 22 (1.29%) HP
17 18 (1.06%) SaltStack
17 18 (1.06%) Siebel
17 18 (1.06%) Cisco
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Radley James Ltd
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Experis Ltd
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Experis Ltd
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