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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 45 61 82
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +21
Contract jobs citing Python 922 722 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.14% 3.05% 2.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.94% 7.52% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 546 403
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
- +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 7
Average hourly rate £24.23 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.95% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.00 £25.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.82 £132.80 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
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
9274 9607 8932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.64% 40.64% 40.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6672 7016 6487
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 66 101
Average hourly rate £25.80 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £17.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £160.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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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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 -4 168 £500 -9.09% 125
Canary Wharf -1 8 £525 -25.00%
Greenford - 5 - -
Feltham - 4 £473 - 4
Croydon 0 3 £425 +54.54% 2
Docklands, London 0 3 £338 -
Westminster - 1 £475 -
Hammersmith - 1 £448 - 3
Twickenham - 1 £450 -
Uxbridge - 1 - - 2
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 782 (43.16%) Linux
2 781 (43.10%) Java
3 610 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
4 500 (27.59%) Ruby
5 473 (26.10%) Perl
6 428 (23.62%) SQL
7 386 (21.30%) DevOps
8 349 (19.26%) Finance
9 344 (18.98%) Puppet
10 317 (17.49%) Amazon AWS
10 317 (17.49%) Banking
11 306 (16.89%) UNIX
12 300 (16.56%) Git (software)
13 284 (15.67%) Jenkins
14 280 (15.45%) JavaScript
15 275 (15.18%) C++
16 262 (14.46%) Continuous Integration
17 259 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
18 251 (13.85%) OO
19 248 (13.69%) Windows
20 244 (13.47%) Oracle
20 244 (13.47%) Bash Shell
21 228 (12.58%) PHP
22 219 (12.09%) Investment Banking
23 218 (12.03%) C#
24 217 (11.98%) Front Office
25 214 (11.81%) TDD
26 205 (11.31%) Configuration Management
27 201 (11.09%) HTML
28 200 (11.04%) Web Services

Python
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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
1 169 (9.33%) Apache
2 110 (6.07%) OpenStack
3 94 (5.19%) Node.js
4 87 (4.80%) Tomcat
5 73 (4.03%) Apache Spark
6 72 (3.97%) nginx
7 61 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
8 53 (2.92%) IIS
9 51 (2.81%) WebSphere
10 30 (1.66%) JBoss
11 29 (1.60%) WebLogic
12 28 (1.55%) SAS
13 24 (1.32%) Apache Pig
14 20 (1.10%) Confluence
14 20 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
15 19 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
16 13 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
16 13 (0.72%) CMS
17 10 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 9 (0.50%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 39 (2.15%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
2 20 (1.10%) MS Office
3 6 (0.33%) SPSS
4 5 (0.28%) Maya
5 4 (0.22%) MS Project
6 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.055%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.055%) Weka
8 1 (0.055%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 15 (0.83%) Front Arena
2 8 (0.44%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.17%) Documaker
5 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.055%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.055%) Summit
6 1 (0.055%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.055%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 317 (17.49%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
3 57 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 36 (1.99%) PaaS
5 31 (1.71%) Amazon S3
6 29 (1.60%) GitHub
6 29 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 24 (1.32%) Heroku
8 22 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 17 (0.94%) Engine Yard
10 13 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 13 (0.72%) Google Analytics
11 12 (0.66%) SaaS
12 11 (0.61%) IaaS
12 11 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
12 11 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
12 11 (0.61%) Google App Engine
13 10 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (6.07%) HTTP
2 104 (5.74%) Firewall
3 90 (4.97%) TCP/IP
4 84 (4.64%) DNS
5 74 (4.08%) SSL
6 61 (3.37%) Internet
7 28 (1.55%) Multicast
7 28 (1.55%) LDAP
8 27 (1.49%) SAN
8 27 (1.49%) LAN
9 24 (1.32%) VPN
10 21 (1.16%) VLAN
11 20 (1.10%) NAS
11 20 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
12 19 (1.05%) BGP
13 17 (0.94%) DHCP
14 15 (0.83%) MPLS
15 12 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (0.66%) DMZ
16 11 (0.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (9.82%) MongoDB
2 176 (9.71%) MySQL
3 156 (8.61%) Hadoop
4 152 (8.39%) NoSQL
5 141 (7.78%) Big Data
6 140 (7.73%) SQL Server
7 139 (7.67%) Relational Database
8 119 (6.57%) PostgreSQL
9 75 (4.14%) RDBMS
10 74 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
11 60 (3.31%) Redis
12 58 (3.20%) Apache Hive
13 43 (2.37%) HBase
14 34 (1.88%) Data Mining
15 33 (1.82%) Oracle Database
15 33 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
16 21 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 20 (1.10%) KDB
18 18 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
19 13 (0.72%) DB2
Development Applications
1 300 (16.56%) Git (software)
2 284 (15.67%) Jenkins
3 183 (10.10%) Subversion
4 103 (5.68%) JIRA
5 100 (5.52%) Maven
6 80 (4.42%) Selenium
7 69 (3.81%) TeamCity
8 60 (3.31%) Hudson
9 51 (2.81%) Cucumber
10 48 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 46 (2.54%) Ant
12 41 (2.26%) Mercurial
13 35 (1.93%) WebDriver
13 35 (1.93%) jMock
14 31 (1.71%) JUnit
15 29 (1.60%) Gradle
16 25 (1.38%) Artifactory
17 21 (1.16%) Eclipse
18 16 (0.88%) MSBuild
19 15 (0.83%) Jasmine
General
1 349 (19.26%) Finance
2 317 (17.49%) Banking
3 219 (12.09%) Investment Banking
4 217 (11.98%) Front Office
5 50 (2.76%) Publishing
6 40 (2.21%) Games
7 34 (1.88%) Marketing
8 33 (1.82%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.32%) Law
10 23 (1.27%) Advertising
11 17 (0.94%) Retail
12 13 (0.72%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.61%) Legal
14 8 (0.44%) French Language
15 7 (0.39%) Back Office
16 6 (0.33%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.22%) Billing
18 3 (0.17%) Music Industry
18 3 (0.17%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 771 (42.55%) Developer
2 242 (13.36%) Python Developer
3 228 (12.58%) DevOps Engineer
4 152 (8.39%) Java Developer
5 113 (6.24%) Analyst
6 76 (4.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 72 (3.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 70 (3.86%) Linux Engineer
9 65 (3.59%) Senior Developer
10 63 (3.48%) C++ Developer
11 61 (3.37%) Administrator
12 56 (3.09%) Applications Support
13 54 (2.98%) Consultant
14 53 (2.92%) Architect
15 48 (2.65%) Support Analyst
16 44 (2.43%) RAD Developer
17 40 (2.21%) Data Scientist
18 37 (2.04%) Systems Engineer
19 35 (1.93%) Systems Administrator
19 35 (1.93%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (11.09%) HTML
2 200 (11.04%) Web Services
3 163 (9.00%) CSS
4 136 (7.51%) .NET
5 119 (6.57%) XML
6 110 (6.07%) Django
7 93 (5.13%) HTML5
8 81 (4.47%) AngularJS
9 77 (4.25%) RESTful
10 70 (3.86%) REST
11 63 (3.48%) JSON
12 62 (3.42%) Spring
13 61 (3.37%) jQuery
14 55 (3.04%) CSS3
15 49 (2.70%) LAMP
16 45 (2.48%) FIX Protocol
17 43 (2.37%) Hibernate
18 42 (2.32%) RabbitMQ
19 38 (2.10%) J2EE
20 33 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 181 (9.99%) Analytical Skills
2 180 (9.93%) Open Source
3 112 (6.18%) Computer Science
4 107 (5.91%) Derivative
5 105 (5.79%) Fixed Income
6 61 (3.37%) Mathematics
7 60 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 59 (3.26%) Algorithms
9 53 (2.92%) Statistics
10 47 (2.59%) Visualisation
11 43 (2.37%) Clustering
11 43 (2.37%) Equities
12 37 (2.04%) Hedge funds
13 36 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
14 34 (1.88%) Data Structures
15 32 (1.77%) Credit Risk
16 29 (1.60%) Physics
17 28 (1.55%) Equity Derivative
18 22 (1.21%) Device Driver
18 22 (1.21%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 782 (43.16%) Linux
2 306 (16.89%) UNIX
3 248 (13.69%) Windows
4 119 (6.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 113 (6.24%) Ubuntu
6 110 (6.07%) CentOS
7 41 (2.26%) Solaris
8 37 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (1.77%) Android
10 29 (1.60%) Apple iOS
11 25 (1.38%) Debian
12 17 (0.94%) Windows 7
13 16 (0.88%) AIX
13 16 (0.88%) Mac OS X
14 13 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 11 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (0.55%) SUSE
17 9 (0.50%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.50%) Mac OS X Server
18 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (21.30%) DevOps
3 262 (14.46%) Continuous Integration
4 251 (13.85%) OO
5 214 (11.81%) TDD
6 205 (11.31%) Configuration Management
7 121 (6.68%) Analytics
8 120 (6.62%) Scrum
9 118 (6.51%) Load Balancing
10 105 (5.79%) Web Development
11 100 (5.52%) Software Engineering
12 92 (5.08%) OOP
12 92 (5.08%) E-Commerce
13 82 (4.53%) ITIL
14 81 (4.47%) BDD
15 79 (4.36%) SOA
16 75 (4.14%) RAD
17 72 (3.97%) Release Management
18 71 (3.92%) Continuous Delivery
19 70 (3.86%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 781 (43.10%) Java
2 500 (27.59%) Ruby
3 473 (26.10%) Perl
4 428 (23.62%) SQL
5 280 (15.45%) JavaScript
6 275 (15.18%) C++
7 244 (13.47%) Bash Shell
8 228 (12.58%) PHP
9 218 (12.03%) C#
10 165 (9.11%) Shell Script
11 120 (6.62%) Scala
12 94 (5.19%) C
13 91 (5.02%) VBA
14 83 (4.58%) R
15 54 (2.98%) PowerShell
15 54 (2.98%) Go
16 37 (2.04%) Korn
17 28 (1.55%) Clojure
18 27 (1.49%) Groovy
19 26 (1.43%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 146 (8.06%) Degree
2 77 (4.25%) Security Cleared
3 47 (2.59%) SC Cleared
4 36 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (1.82%) PhD
6 30 (1.66%) CCNA
7 17 (0.94%) DV Cleared
8 13 (0.72%) CCNP
8 13 (0.72%) ISEB
9 8 (0.44%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.33%) CISSP
11 4 (0.22%) JNCIP
12 3 (0.17%) RHCE
13 2 (0.11%) OCPJP
13 2 (0.11%) CCIE
13 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.055%) MCSD
14 1 (0.055%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (6.68%) QA
2 7 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.28%) COREP
4 5 (0.28%) FINREP
5 4 (0.22%) SLA
6 2 (0.11%) MiFID
7 1 (0.055%) CRD IV
System Software
1 97 (5.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (3.70%) Docker
3 49 (2.70%) vCloud
4 41 (2.26%) Active Directory
4 41 (2.26%) vSphere
5 40 (2.21%) Varnish
6 31 (1.71%) HDFS
7 26 (1.43%) KVM
8 20 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (0.94%) NFS
10 14 (0.77%) Xen
11 12 (0.66%) VirtualBox
11 12 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 11 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (0.55%) Hyper-V
13 10 (0.55%) Samba
14 9 (0.50%) GlusterFS
14 9 (0.50%) XenServer
15 8 (0.44%) Apache Flume
16 7 (0.39%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 344 (18.98%) Puppet
2 259 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 145 (8.00%) Ansible
4 122 (6.73%) Nagios
5 96 (5.30%) Salt
6 73 (4.03%) ZABBIX
7 43 (2.37%) Vagrant
8 40 (2.21%) Kibana
9 37 (2.04%) Cobbler
9 37 (2.04%) Graphite
10 29 (1.60%) ITRS Geneos
11 26 (1.43%) collectd
12 23 (1.27%) HAProxy
12 23 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
12 23 (1.27%) Cacti
13 21 (1.16%) logstash
14 20 (1.10%) Zenoss
14 20 (1.10%) Hadoop YARN
15 19 (1.05%) yum
16 16 (0.88%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 244 (13.47%) Oracle
2 182 (10.04%) VMware
3 176 (9.71%) Red Hat
4 65 (3.59%) Splunk
5 62 (3.42%) Microsoft
6 50 (2.76%) Cisco
7 49 (2.70%) Tableau
8 45 (2.48%) Google
9 44 (2.43%) TIBCO
10 43 (2.37%) IBM
11 42 (2.32%) Perforce
11 42 (2.32%) New Relic
12 36 (1.99%) Rackspace
13 34 (1.88%) HP
14 28 (1.55%) F5
15 24 (1.32%) AppDynamics
16 23 (1.27%) Sybase
17 20 (1.10%) Akamai
18 18 (0.99%) Reuters
18 18 (0.99%) Cloudera
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Aquent
Rate: From £19 to £23 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Bloomberg LP
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £19 - £22 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per week
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago