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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 33 44 66
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +22
Contract jobs citing Python 1159 936 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.46% 4.42% 2.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.93% 10.37% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 695 505
Average daily rate £480 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £615 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 3
Average hourly rate £47.83 £25.80 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.38% +7.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.16% +5.71%
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
8966 9023 8871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.25% 42.59% 40.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6663 6721 6317
Average daily rate £470 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 54 77
Average hourly rate £34.00 £28.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.26% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £17.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.05 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 130 £488 -2.50% 121
New Malden - 8 - -
Canary Wharf - 6 £420 - 1
Hammersmith +5 5 £475 +58.20%
Harrow - 4 £488 -
Isleworth +1 3 - -
Westminster -4 3 £550 +4.76%
Docklands, London +5 1 £475 -10.37%
Osterley +3 1 £465 +10.71%
Croydon -15 1 £400 - 1
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 973 (42.14%) Linux
2 927 (40.15%) Java
3 786 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
4 602 (26.07%) SQL
5 567 (24.56%) Ruby
6 545 (23.60%) Perl
7 528 (22.87%) DevOps
8 499 (21.61%) JavaScript
9 480 (20.79%) Finance
10 455 (19.71%) Unix
11 449 (19.45%) Git (software)
12 430 (18.62%) Amazon AWS
13 416 (18.02%) Puppet
14 397 (17.19%) Bash Shell
15 389 (16.85%) C++
16 371 (16.07%) TDD
17 354 (15.33%) Jenkins
18 353 (15.29%) HTML
19 334 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
20 316 (13.69%) Web Services
21 302 (13.08%) Windows
22 298 (12.91%) Banking
23 291 (12.60%) CSS
24 284 (12.30%) Scala
25 282 (12.21%) MySQL
26 267 (11.56%) Opscode Chef
27 253 (10.96%) Docker
28 252 (10.91%) Django
29 248 (10.74%) PHP
30 246 (10.65%) Oracle

Python
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 231 (10.00%) Apache
2 201 (8.71%) Node.js
3 173 (7.49%) Apache Spark
4 164 (7.10%) Tomcat
5 111 (4.81%) OpenStack
6 90 (3.90%) nginx
7 68 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
8 63 (2.73%) Jetty
9 51 (2.21%) JBoss
10 47 (2.04%) Apache Pig
11 38 (1.65%) Confluence
12 29 (1.26%) CMS
12 29 (1.26%) Drupal
13 27 (1.17%) SAS
14 25 (1.08%) WebSphere
15 22 (0.95%) IIS
16 18 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
17 16 (0.69%) WebLogic
18 12 (0.52%) WordPress
19 11 (0.48%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 32 (1.39%) MS Excel
2 20 (0.87%) SPSS
3 10 (0.43%) HipChat
4 5 (0.22%) MS Office
5 3 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.087%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.087%) Simulink
7 1 (0.043%) LaTeX
7 1 (0.043%) Maple
7 1 (0.043%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.043%) MODO
Business Applications
1 26 (1.13%) ION MarketView
2 23 (1.00%) Front Arena
3 6 (0.26%) Magento
4 5 (0.22%) BigMachines
4 5 (0.22%) Eloqua
4 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.17%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.087%) Documaker
7 2 (0.087%) Endur
7 2 (0.087%) OpenText Process Suite
7 2 (0.087%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.087%) Oracle FAH
7 2 (0.087%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.043%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.043%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.043%) Odoo
8 1 (0.043%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.043%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 430 (18.62%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
3 73 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 72 (3.12%) GitHub
5 57 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 47 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
7 41 (1.78%) Amazon S3
8 40 (1.73%) SaaS
9 33 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
10 29 (1.26%) IaaS
11 26 (1.13%) PaaS
11 26 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 17 (0.74%) Amazon Glacier
13 14 (0.61%) CloudFront
13 14 (0.61%) Google Compute Engine
14 13 (0.56%) Google App Engine
15 11 (0.48%) Google Analytics
16 8 (0.35%) Heroku
17 7 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
18 4 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 169 (7.32%) HTTP
2 138 (5.98%) TCP/IP
3 118 (5.11%) Internet
4 81 (3.51%) DNS
5 75 (3.25%) Firewall
6 60 (2.60%) SSL
7 46 (1.99%) LDAP
8 30 (1.30%) Multicast
9 28 (1.21%) SAN
10 22 (0.95%) SMTP
10 22 (0.95%) VPN
11 21 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
12 19 (0.82%) SSH
13 18 (0.78%) Kerberos
14 17 (0.74%) BGP
14 17 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
14 17 (0.74%) iSCSI
15 16 (0.69%) Bluetooth
15 16 (0.69%) DMZ
16 15 (0.65%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (12.21%) MySQL
2 246 (10.65%) PostgreSQL
3 243 (10.52%) Big Data
3 243 (10.52%) Hadoop
4 222 (9.61%) NoSQL
5 200 (8.66%) MongoDB
6 152 (6.58%) Relational Database
7 148 (6.41%) SQL Server
8 134 (5.80%) Apache Cassandra
9 105 (4.55%) Apache Hive
10 91 (3.94%) Redis
11 72 (3.12%) HBase
12 54 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
12 54 (2.34%) Oracle Database
13 48 (2.08%) Data Mining
14 33 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
15 30 (1.30%) OLTP
15 30 (1.30%) QlikView
15 30 (1.30%) RDBMS
16 27 (1.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 449 (19.45%) Git (software)
2 354 (15.33%) Jenkins
3 158 (6.84%) Subversion
4 130 (5.63%) JIRA
5 112 (4.85%) Maven
6 88 (3.81%) Gradle
7 75 (3.25%) Cucumber
8 60 (2.60%) Vagrant
9 57 (2.47%) Selenium
10 54 (2.34%) Hudson
11 51 (2.21%) JUnit
12 49 (2.12%) Ant
13 46 (1.99%) TeamCity
14 43 (1.86%) Mockito
14 43 (1.86%) Sonatype Nexus
15 42 (1.82%) JMeter
16 34 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 30 (1.30%) gulp
18 28 (1.21%) Gerrit
19 25 (1.08%) Grunt
General
1 480 (20.79%) Finance
2 298 (12.91%) Banking
3 167 (7.23%) Front Office
4 153 (6.63%) Investment Banking
5 60 (2.60%) Marketing
6 50 (2.17%) Financial Institution
7 48 (2.08%) Telecoms
8 37 (1.60%) Retail
9 25 (1.08%) Games
10 17 (0.74%) Law
11 15 (0.65%) Advertising
12 14 (0.61%) Publishing
13 11 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
14 8 (0.35%) Billing
15 7 (0.30%) Back Office
16 6 (0.26%) Legal
17 4 (0.17%) Manufacturing
18 3 (0.13%) Online Betting
18 3 (0.13%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1086 (47.03%) Developer
2 480 (20.79%) Python Developer
3 289 (12.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 191 (8.27%) Java Developer
5 152 (6.58%) Analyst
6 129 (5.59%) Linux Engineer
7 114 (4.94%) Senior Developer
8 101 (4.37%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 92 (3.98%) Architect
10 83 (3.59%) JavaScript Developer
11 76 (3.29%) AWS Engineer
11 76 (3.29%) Scala Developer
12 70 (3.03%) C++ Developer
12 70 (3.03%) Quantitative Developer
13 69 (2.99%) Software Engineer
14 67 (2.90%) Administrator
15 59 (2.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 56 (2.43%) Systems Administrator
17 55 (2.38%) Consultant
18 54 (2.34%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 353 (15.29%) HTML
2 316 (13.69%) Web Services
3 291 (12.60%) CSS
4 252 (10.91%) Django
5 220 (9.53%) AngularJS
6 161 (6.97%) REST
7 132 (5.72%) HTML5
8 122 (5.28%) Spring
9 119 (5.15%) RESTful
10 117 (5.07%) .NET
11 110 (4.76%) jQuery
12 94 (4.07%) CSS3
12 94 (4.07%) JSON
13 81 (3.51%) XML
14 72 (3.12%) LAMP
15 71 (3.07%) Kafka
16 68 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
17 66 (2.86%) Flask
18 58 (2.51%) SOAP
19 51 (2.21%) React
Miscellaneous
1 212 (9.18%) Computer Science
2 108 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (4.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 88 (3.81%) Mathematics
5 77 (3.33%) Visualisation
6 73 (3.16%) Derivative
7 66 (2.86%) Statistics
8 59 (2.56%) Equities
9 58 (2.51%) Algorithms
9 58 (2.51%) Hedge funds
10 54 (2.34%) Fixed Income
11 49 (2.12%) Data Centre
12 47 (2.04%) Fintech
13 46 (1.99%) Physics
14 43 (1.86%) Data Structures
15 39 (1.69%) User Experience
16 37 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
17 36 (1.56%) Clustering
18 35 (1.52%) Management Information System
19 33 (1.43%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 973 (42.14%) Linux
2 455 (19.71%) Unix
3 302 (13.08%) Windows
4 121 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 92 (3.98%) CentOS
6 70 (3.03%) Windows Server
7 60 (2.60%) Ubuntu
8 50 (2.17%) Mac OS
9 47 (2.04%) Solaris
10 41 (1.78%) Mac OS X
11 40 (1.73%) Debian
12 29 (1.26%) AIX
13 17 (0.74%) HPUX
13 17 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (0.48%) Android
15 11 (0.48%) Mac OS X Server
16 9 (0.39%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.39%) CoreOS
16 9 (0.39%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 786 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 528 (22.87%) DevOps
3 371 (16.07%) TDD
4 334 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
5 232 (10.05%) Software Engineering
6 230 (9.96%) OO
7 213 (9.22%) Open Source
8 210 (9.09%) Scrum
9 209 (9.05%) Configuration Management
10 190 (8.23%) BDD
11 189 (8.19%) Analytics
12 145 (6.28%) Continuous Delivery
13 132 (5.72%) SDLC
14 129 (5.59%) E-Commerce
15 118 (5.11%) Unit Testing
16 115 (4.98%) Pair Programming
17 110 (4.76%) Front End Development
18 88 (3.81%) High Availability
18 88 (3.81%) Release Management
19 84 (3.64%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 927 (40.15%) Java
2 602 (26.07%) SQL
3 567 (24.56%) Ruby
4 545 (23.60%) Perl
5 499 (21.61%) JavaScript
6 397 (17.19%) Bash Shell
7 389 (16.85%) C++
8 284 (12.30%) Scala
9 248 (10.74%) PHP
10 228 (9.87%) C#
11 149 (6.45%) C
12 137 (5.93%) Shell Script
13 126 (5.46%) Go
14 116 (5.02%) R
15 114 (4.94%) PowerShell
16 84 (3.64%) Groovy
17 48 (2.08%) VBA
18 39 (1.69%) Clojure
19 31 (1.34%) MATLAB
20 27 (1.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 196 (8.49%) Degree
2 103 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 58 (2.51%) SC Cleared
4 49 (2.12%) PhD
5 30 (1.30%) DV Cleared
6 24 (1.04%) AWS Certification
7 16 (0.69%) ISTQB
7 16 (0.69%) RHCE
8 14 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (0.61%) RHCSA
9 13 (0.56%) CCNP
10 11 (0.48%) CCNA
11 8 (0.35%) SAS Certification
11 8 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.30%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.26%) ISEB
13 6 (0.26%) MCSE
13 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.22%) Postgraduate
15 4 (0.17%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (3.68%) QA
2 24 (1.04%) SLA
3 16 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.30%) MiFID
7 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.17%) SDET
8 2 (0.087%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.043%) Basel III
9 1 (0.043%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 253 (10.96%) Docker
2 109 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (1.56%) HDFS
4 34 (1.47%) Active Directory
5 32 (1.39%) NFS
6 30 (1.30%) KVM
7 26 (1.13%) vCloud
8 24 (1.04%) Apache Flume
9 23 (1.00%) Varnish
10 16 (0.69%) vSphere
11 13 (0.56%) VMware ESX
12 12 (0.52%) Samba
13 10 (0.43%) GlusterFS
13 10 (0.43%) iptables
13 10 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 9 (0.39%) Ceph
14 9 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 8 (0.35%) Xen
16 6 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
17 5 (0.22%) LXC
Systems Management
1 416 (18.02%) Puppet
2 267 (11.56%) Opscode Chef
3 220 (9.53%) Ansible
4 88 (3.81%) Nagios
5 61 (2.64%) Salt
6 48 (2.08%) Kubernetes
7 47 (2.04%) logstash
8 42 (1.82%) ITRS Geneos
9 36 (1.56%) Graphite
10 34 (1.47%) ZABBIX
11 33 (1.43%) Mesos
12 32 (1.39%) Kibana
13 26 (1.13%) HAProxy
14 20 (0.87%) Oozie
15 18 (0.78%) Ambari
15 18 (0.78%) Grafana
15 18 (0.78%) Uchiwa
16 17 (0.74%) CFEngine
17 16 (0.69%) Hadoop YARN
18 13 (0.56%) Cacti
Vendors
1 246 (10.65%) Oracle
2 181 (7.84%) VMware
3 143 (6.19%) Red Hat
4 111 (4.81%) Splunk
5 80 (3.46%) Google
6 63 (2.73%) Cisco
6 63 (2.73%) Tableau
7 52 (2.25%) Microsoft
8 50 (2.17%) IBM
9 39 (1.69%) TIBCO
10 30 (1.30%) ION Trading
11 29 (1.26%) SOASTA, Inc
12 27 (1.17%) Cloudera
12 27 (1.17%) Sybase
13 26 (1.13%) HP
14 25 (1.08%) Informatica
15 23 (1.00%) Alteryx
15 23 (1.00%) Hortonworks
16 22 (0.95%) EMC
17 21 (0.91%) Rackspace
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £580 to £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Jambo Ltd
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Feltham, Middlesex
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £448.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £1000 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Jagger Talent
Rate: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £40 - £55 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £435 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Resource Solutions - Barclays
Rate: Confidential - Please apply to enquire
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £580 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago