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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 48 61 104
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +43
Contract jobs citing Python 923 721 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.04% 3.00% 2.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.41% 7.42% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 557 310
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £755
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -0.70%
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
9804 9722 8833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.89% 40.48% 41.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7480 7009 6325
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
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 45 85 120
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.70 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 22 December 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
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 22 December 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 +11 179 £500 +5.26% 75
Westminster - 10 £529 -
Hounslow +1 3 £530 +49.29%
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £375 -
Docklands, London +7 2 £515 +17.71%
Brentford - 2 £534 -
Canary Wharf +7 1 £263 -50.00%
Bromley +5 1 £625 +19.04% 1
Uxbridge +3 1 £545 +9.00% 1
Hammersmith - 1 £300 -
Mayfair - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 851 (47.20%) Linux
2 693 (38.44%) Java
3 686 (38.05%) Agile Software Development
4 546 (30.28%) Ruby
5 421 (23.35%) Perl
6 395 (21.91%) SQL
7 368 (20.41%) UNIX
8 359 (19.91%) DevOps
9 342 (18.97%) JavaScript
10 331 (18.36%) C++
11 326 (18.08%) Puppet
12 308 (17.08%) Finance
13 291 (16.14%) Git (software)
14 287 (15.92%) Banking
15 282 (15.64%) HTML
16 281 (15.59%) Oracle
17 280 (15.53%) TDD
18 271 (15.03%) Opscode Chef
19 263 (14.59%) OO
20 261 (14.48%) Bash Shell
21 248 (13.75%) PHP
22 234 (12.98%) Jenkins
23 230 (12.76%) Scrum
24 226 (12.53%) Continuous Integration
25 224 (12.42%) CSS
26 221 (12.26%) MySQL
27 219 (12.15%) Django
28 217 (12.04%) Windows
29 204 (11.31%) Apache
30 186 (10.32%) C#

Python
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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
1 204 (11.31%) Apache
2 81 (4.49%) OpenStack
3 77 (4.27%) Node.js
4 67 (3.72%) WebLogic
5 66 (3.66%) Tomcat
6 63 (3.49%) WebSphere
6 63 (3.49%) Apache Spark
7 53 (2.94%) nginx
8 43 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
9 31 (1.72%) Apache Pig
10 25 (1.39%) Oracle Service Bus
11 23 (1.28%) WebLogic Portal
12 22 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 21 (1.16%) IBM HTTP Server
14 20 (1.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 20 (1.11%) IIS
15 14 (0.78%) Confluence
16 13 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
17 12 (0.67%) SAS
17 12 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 49 (2.72%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
3 16 (0.89%) MS Project
3 16 (0.89%) MS Office
4 4 (0.22%) SPSS
5 3 (0.17%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.11%) Maya
6 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.055%) Houdini
7 1 (0.055%) MODO
7 1 (0.055%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.055%) Weka
Business Applications
1 26 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (1.00%) Documaker
4 12 (0.67%) IntelliMatch
4 12 (0.67%) Oracle FAH
5 7 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.17%) RMDS
7 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.11%) Magento
7 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.11%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.055%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 182 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (4.94%) Amazon EC2
3 38 (2.11%) Amazon S3
4 32 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (1.33%) GitHub
6 18 (1.00%) PaaS
7 15 (0.83%) Heroku
8 14 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (0.67%) Engine Yard
10 10 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
11 9 (0.50%) IaaS
12 7 (0.39%) SaaS
12 7 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.33%) Google App Engine
14 5 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.22%) ElastiCache
15 4 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 3 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
17 2 (0.11%) Office 365
17 2 (0.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 126 (6.99%) HTTP
2 78 (4.33%) SSL
3 77 (4.27%) DNS
4 65 (3.61%) TCP/IP
5 64 (3.55%) Internet
6 46 (2.55%) Firewall
7 31 (1.72%) LDAP
8 22 (1.22%) Multicast
9 21 (1.16%) SAN
10 20 (1.11%) HTTPS
11 17 (0.94%) BGP
12 15 (0.83%) DHCP
13 14 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (0.78%) NAS
14 13 (0.72%) VLAN
15 12 (0.67%) Intranet
15 12 (0.67%) VPN
15 12 (0.67%) MPLS
16 11 (0.61%) SMTP
16 11 (0.61%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (12.26%) MySQL
2 172 (9.54%) Big Data
3 171 (9.48%) NoSQL
4 164 (9.10%) MongoDB
5 159 (8.82%) Hadoop
6 139 (7.71%) Relational Database
7 122 (6.77%) PostgreSQL
8 121 (6.71%) Apache Cassandra
9 101 (5.60%) SQL Server
10 69 (3.83%) Apache Hive
11 61 (3.38%) RDBMS
12 47 (2.61%) Oracle Database
13 43 (2.38%) Redis
13 43 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
14 32 (1.77%) HBase
15 30 (1.66%) Oracle Exadata
16 28 (1.55%) CouchDB
17 26 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
18 24 (1.33%) Amazon Redshift
19 22 (1.22%) Riak
Development Applications
1 291 (16.14%) Git (software)
2 234 (12.98%) Jenkins
3 167 (9.26%) Subversion
4 92 (5.10%) JIRA
5 72 (3.99%) Selenium
6 71 (3.94%) Cucumber
7 68 (3.77%) Hudson
8 63 (3.49%) Maven
9 37 (2.05%) Jasmine
10 28 (1.55%) jMock
11 27 (1.50%) TeamCity
12 25 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 24 (1.33%) WebDriver
14 23 (1.28%) Karma Test Runner
15 22 (1.22%) Ant
16 18 (1.00%) JMeter
17 17 (0.94%) JUnit
18 14 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
18 14 (0.78%) JBehave
19 12 (0.67%) ClearCase
General
1 308 (17.08%) Finance
2 287 (15.92%) Banking
3 186 (10.32%) Investment Banking
4 155 (8.60%) Front Office
5 67 (3.72%) Games
6 44 (2.44%) Publishing
7 35 (1.94%) Legal
8 34 (1.89%) Retail
9 32 (1.77%) Telecoms
10 28 (1.55%) Financial Institution
10 28 (1.55%) Marketing
11 25 (1.39%) Law
12 23 (1.28%) Billing
13 19 (1.05%) Advertising
14 8 (0.44%) Back Office
15 6 (0.33%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.28%) Music Industry
17 2 (0.11%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.11%) Electronics
17 2 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 885 (49.08%) Developer
2 305 (16.92%) Python Developer
3 184 (10.21%) DevOps Engineer
4 122 (6.77%) Java Developer
5 96 (5.32%) C++ Developer
6 94 (5.21%) Senior Developer
7 76 (4.22%) Analyst
7 76 (4.22%) Python/Django Developer
8 73 (4.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 71 (3.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 69 (3.83%) Consultant
11 62 (3.44%) Linux Engineer
12 51 (2.83%) Applications Support
13 50 (2.77%) Architect
14 44 (2.44%) Test Engineer
14 44 (2.44%) PHP Developer
15 43 (2.38%) Front-End Developer
16 42 (2.33%) Web Developer
17 39 (2.16%) Software Engineer
18 38 (2.11%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (15.64%) HTML
2 224 (12.42%) CSS
3 219 (12.15%) Django
4 182 (10.09%) Web Services
5 124 (6.88%) .NET
6 116 (6.43%) XML
7 110 (6.10%) HTML5
8 90 (4.99%) jQuery
9 79 (4.38%) Middleware
10 73 (4.05%) CSS3
11 70 (3.88%) AngularJS
12 66 (3.66%) LAMP
13 63 (3.49%) REST
14 61 (3.38%) JSON
15 57 (3.16%) Spring
16 54 (3.00%) RESTful
17 52 (2.88%) WebSphere MQ
18 47 (2.61%) STL
19 45 (2.50%) Hibernate
20 44 (2.44%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 166 (9.21%) Open Source
2 127 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (5.60%) Derivative
4 94 (5.21%) Computer Science
5 93 (5.16%) Fixed Income
6 85 (4.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 65 (3.61%) Visualisation
8 58 (3.22%) Clustering
9 57 (3.16%) Algorithms
10 41 (2.27%) Equities
11 38 (2.11%) Hedge funds
12 35 (1.94%) Mathematics
13 33 (1.83%) Data Structures
14 29 (1.61%) User Experience
14 29 (1.61%) Digital Media
14 29 (1.61%) Statistics
15 24 (1.33%) Credit Risk
16 20 (1.11%) Mobile App
17 18 (1.00%) Equity Derivative
17 18 (1.00%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 851 (47.20%) Linux
2 368 (20.41%) UNIX
3 217 (12.04%) Windows
4 123 (6.82%) CentOS
5 101 (5.60%) Ubuntu
6 94 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 60 (3.33%) Mac OS X
8 47 (2.61%) Debian
9 35 (1.94%) AIX
10 28 (1.55%) Solaris
10 28 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (1.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 22 (1.22%) Windows 7
13 18 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
14 13 (0.72%) Apple iOS
15 12 (0.67%) Android
16 10 (0.55%) SUSE
17 8 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (0.39%) Windows XP
19 4 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 686 (38.05%) Agile Software Development
2 359 (19.91%) DevOps
3 280 (15.53%) TDD
4 263 (14.59%) OO
5 230 (12.76%) Scrum
6 226 (12.53%) Continuous Integration
7 178 (9.87%) Configuration Management
8 154 (8.54%) Software Engineering
8 154 (8.54%) Web Development
9 131 (7.27%) BDD
10 115 (6.38%) Analytics
11 108 (5.99%) E-Commerce
12 99 (5.49%) SOA
13 91 (5.05%) Load Balancing
14 81 (4.49%) Kanban
15 77 (4.27%) ITIL
15 77 (4.27%) Pair Programming
15 77 (4.27%) Responsive Web Design
16 75 (4.16%) OOP
17 63 (3.49%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 693 (38.44%) Java
2 546 (30.28%) Ruby
3 421 (23.35%) Perl
4 395 (21.91%) SQL
5 342 (18.97%) JavaScript
6 331 (18.36%) C++
7 261 (14.48%) Bash Shell
8 248 (13.75%) PHP
9 186 (10.32%) C#
10 153 (8.49%) Shell Script
11 151 (8.37%) Scala
12 99 (5.49%) C
13 57 (3.16%) PowerShell
14 51 (2.83%) R
15 49 (2.72%) VBA
16 35 (1.94%) Jython
17 29 (1.61%) VB
18 28 (1.55%) PL/SQL
19 24 (1.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
20 22 (1.22%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 107 (5.93%) Degree
2 58 (3.22%) Security Cleared
3 28 (1.55%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (1.11%) CCNA
6 19 (1.05%) PhD
7 12 (0.67%) ISEB
8 9 (0.50%) CCNP
8 9 (0.50%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.44%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.44%) CISSP
10 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.28%) RHCSA
11 5 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.28%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.22%) RHCE
13 3 (0.17%) CEH
14 2 (0.11%) JNCIP
14 2 (0.11%) LPIC
14 2 (0.11%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (5.60%) QA
2 23 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.67%) SLA
4 6 (0.33%) GPG13
5 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.11%) Basel III
6 2 (0.11%) Basel II
6 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.055%) COBIT
7 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.055%) HL7
System Software
1 94 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (3.11%) vCloud
3 47 (2.61%) Oracle RAC
4 25 (1.39%) vSphere
5 24 (1.33%) Varnish
5 24 (1.33%) Docker
6 23 (1.28%) Active Directory
7 22 (1.22%) VMware ESX
8 20 (1.11%) HDFS
9 17 (0.94%) Xen
10 16 (0.89%) NFS
11 14 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (0.78%) KVM
12 8 (0.44%) Apache Flume
13 7 (0.39%) Hyper-V
14 6 (0.33%) Postfix
15 5 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 4 (0.22%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.22%) Sendmail
16 4 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 326 (18.08%) Puppet
2 271 (15.03%) Opscode Chef
3 156 (8.65%) Nagios
4 91 (5.05%) Ansible
5 64 (3.55%) ZABBIX
6 61 (3.38%) Salt
7 43 (2.38%) Cacti
8 40 (2.22%) Graphite
9 30 (1.66%) SELinux
10 28 (1.55%) Zenoss
11 26 (1.44%) Cobbler
11 26 (1.44%) Vagrant
12 25 (1.39%) Kibana
13 24 (1.33%) Opsview
13 24 (1.33%) Oracle Identity Management
14 23 (1.28%) collectd
15 20 (1.11%) ITRS Geneos
16 19 (1.05%) Graylog2
17 17 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
17 17 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 281 (15.59%) Oracle
2 162 (8.99%) Red Hat
3 152 (8.43%) VMware
4 75 (4.16%) Microsoft
5 62 (3.44%) IBM
6 46 (2.55%) Splunk
7 44 (2.44%) Rackspace
8 41 (2.27%) Remedy
9 35 (1.94%) Zend
10 31 (1.72%) Perforce
10 31 (1.72%) Cisco
11 28 (1.55%) Google
12 24 (1.33%) F5
12 24 (1.33%) Sybase
12 24 (1.33%) TIBCO
12 24 (1.33%) New Relic
13 21 (1.16%) HP
14 18 (1.00%) SaltStack
15 17 (0.94%) Percona
16 16 (0.89%) Siebel
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