The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 28 51 51
Rank change year-on-year
+23 0
Contract jobs citing Python 1448 895 888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.27% 3.77% 3.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.25% 8.83% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1038 673 680
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 5
Median hourly rate £19.62 £23.37 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.04% -22.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £22.10 £24.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £51.05 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
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
10159 10135 9903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.98% 42.68% 41.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7575 7434 6996
Median daily rate £475 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 75 63
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.78 £31.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.98% -13.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.66 £16.00 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.85 £50.87 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 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 24 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the London region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +24 265 £500 - 124
Croydon -5 12 £375 -15.49%
Feltham - 9 £425 -
Bromley - 8 £675 - 1
Harrow - 8 £495 -
Westminster - 5 £424 -
Docklands, London +11 4 £525 -12.50%
Uxbridge 0 3 £288 -25.80% 4
Canary Wharf +4 2 £369 -
Hammersmith +2 2 £475 +43.93% 2
Osterley -5 1 £503 +9.23%
Hillingdon - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 - - 1
Barnet - 1 £400 -
Twickenham - 1 £388 -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Python.

1 1321 (48.71%) Linux
2 1000 (36.87%) Agile Software Development
3 943 (34.77%) DevOps
4 834 (30.75%) Java
5 720 (26.55%) Ruby
6 704 (25.96%) Puppet
7 679 (25.04%) Perl
8 667 (24.59%) Amazon AWS
9 544 (20.06%) Continuous Integration
10 538 (19.84%) SQL
11 528 (19.47%) Bash Shell
12 519 (19.14%) Finance
13 518 (19.10%) Jenkins
14 485 (17.88%) Opscode Chef
15 471 (17.37%) Unix
16 462 (17.04%) Ansible
17 439 (16.19%) JavaScript
18 425 (15.67%) Git (software)
19 368 (13.57%) Docker
20 364 (13.42%) MySQL
21 359 (13.24%) TDD
22 357 (13.16%) C++
23 333 (12.28%) Configuration Management
24 308 (11.36%) Open Source
25 295 (10.88%) HTML
25 295 (10.88%) Windows
26 286 (10.55%) PostgreSQL
27 279 (10.29%) Banking
28 275 (10.14%) Apache
29 274 (10.10%) Oracle

Python
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 275 (10.14%) Apache
2 173 (6.38%) Apache Spark
3 170 (6.27%) Tomcat
4 140 (5.16%) OpenStack
5 129 (4.76%) nginx
6 124 (4.57%) Confluence
7 120 (4.42%) Elasticsearch
8 79 (2.91%) WebSphere
9 67 (2.47%) IIS
10 62 (2.29%) SAS
11 44 (1.62%) JBoss
12 43 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
12 43 (1.59%) WebLogic
13 39 (1.44%) Apache Pig
14 33 (1.22%) Jetty
15 28 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
16 27 (1.00%) CMS
17 22 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
17 22 (0.81%) uWSGI
18 17 (0.63%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 64 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 25 (0.92%) MS Office
3 22 (0.81%) HipChat
4 18 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (0.52%) SPSS
6 6 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.18%) Mathematica
8 4 (0.15%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.11%) Mingle
10 2 (0.074%) InVision
10 2 (0.074%) MS PowerPoint
11 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.037%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.037%) Stata
Business Applications
1 14 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.44%) RMDS
3 11 (0.41%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.15%) Unica
5 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.11%) Eikon
5 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.074%) BigMachines
6 2 (0.074%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.074%) Documaker
6 2 (0.074%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.074%) Magento
6 2 (0.074%) Odoo
6 2 (0.074%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.074%) Oracle FAH
7 1 (0.037%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.037%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.037%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.037%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 667 (24.59%) Amazon AWS
2 136 (5.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 100 (3.69%) AWS CloudFormation
4 89 (3.28%) GitHub
5 73 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
6 64 (2.36%) PaaS
7 51 (1.88%) Amazon S3
8 46 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
8 46 (1.70%) SaaS
9 39 (1.44%) IaaS
10 38 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
11 19 (0.70%) Heroku
12 18 (0.66%) Google Apps
13 17 (0.63%) CloudFront
14 16 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 15 (0.55%) Google App Engine
16 14 (0.52%) OpenShift
17 13 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 12 (0.44%) Route 53
19 10 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 180 (6.64%) TCP/IP
2 176 (6.49%) HTTP
3 174 (6.42%) DNS
4 136 (5.01%) Firewall
5 97 (3.58%) SSL
6 82 (3.02%) LDAP
7 74 (2.73%) VPN
8 56 (2.06%) Internet
9 50 (1.84%) SAN
10 37 (1.36%) LAN
11 35 (1.29%) WAN
12 28 (1.03%) Kerberos
13 25 (0.92%) NAS
14 22 (0.81%) DHCP
14 22 (0.81%) DMZ
15 21 (0.77%) Reverse Proxy
16 20 (0.74%) DVB
16 20 (0.74%) ICMP
17 19 (0.70%) FTP
18 18 (0.66%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (13.42%) MySQL
2 286 (10.55%) PostgreSQL
3 247 (9.11%) MongoDB
4 236 (8.70%) Big Data
5 228 (8.41%) Hadoop
6 224 (8.26%) NoSQL
7 179 (6.60%) SQL Server
8 158 (5.83%) Relational Database
9 112 (4.13%) Apache Hive
10 73 (2.69%) Oracle Database
11 68 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
12 67 (2.47%) RDBMS
13 63 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
14 55 (2.03%) Redis
15 44 (1.62%) HBase
16 43 (1.59%) DB2
17 37 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
18 35 (1.29%) Data Mining
19 34 (1.25%) QlikView
20 30 (1.11%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 518 (19.10%) Jenkins
2 425 (15.67%) Git (software)
3 234 (8.63%) JIRA
4 153 (5.64%) Subversion
5 107 (3.95%) Maven
6 88 (3.24%) TeamCity
7 87 (3.21%) Hudson
8 75 (2.77%) Sonatype Nexus
9 71 (2.62%) Vagrant
10 65 (2.40%) Selenium
11 55 (2.03%) Ant
12 54 (1.99%) Artifactory
13 52 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 52 (1.92%) Cucumber
14 50 (1.84%) SonarQube
14 50 (1.84%) WebDriver
15 45 (1.66%) Travis CI
16 33 (1.22%) gulp
17 32 (1.18%) GoCD
17 32 (1.18%) Gradle
General
1 519 (19.14%) Finance
2 279 (10.29%) Banking
3 105 (3.87%) Front Office
4 98 (3.61%) Retail
5 97 (3.58%) Investment Banking
6 68 (2.51%) Marketing
7 56 (2.06%) Telecoms
8 39 (1.44%) Financial Institution
9 29 (1.07%) Publishing
10 25 (0.92%) Back Office
11 22 (0.81%) Games
12 17 (0.63%) Electronics
13 16 (0.59%) Advertising
14 15 (0.55%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.37%) French Language
15 10 (0.37%) Law
16 6 (0.22%) German Language
16 6 (0.22%) Legal
17 4 (0.15%) Spanish Language
18 3 (0.11%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 982 (36.21%) Developer
2 606 (22.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 498 (18.36%) Python Developer
4 237 (8.74%) Linux Engineer
5 184 (6.78%) AWS Engineer
6 181 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 172 (6.34%) AWS DevOps
8 150 (5.53%) Analyst
9 141 (5.20%) Senior Developer
10 128 (4.72%) Java Developer
11 127 (4.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 119 (4.39%) C++ Developer
13 99 (3.65%) Cloud Engineer
14 97 (3.58%) Administrator
15 92 (3.39%) Data Scientist
16 91 (3.36%) Architect
17 70 (2.58%) Senior DevOps
18 69 (2.54%) Consultant
19 68 (2.51%) Django Developer
20 63 (2.32%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (10.88%) HTML
2 264 (9.73%) Django
3 233 (8.59%) CSS
4 231 (8.52%) Web Services
5 174 (6.42%) Node.js
6 168 (6.19%) AngularJS
7 136 (5.01%) LAMP
8 135 (4.98%) REST
9 129 (4.76%) .NET
10 124 (4.57%) HTML5
11 115 (4.24%) Flask
12 96 (3.54%) XML
13 93 (3.43%) CSS3
14 92 (3.39%) RabbitMQ
15 77 (2.84%) RESTful
16 75 (2.77%) JSON
17 71 (2.62%) Kafka
18 67 (2.47%) jQuery
19 66 (2.43%) Spring
20 64 (2.36%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 173 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 138 (5.09%) Computer Science
3 107 (3.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 89 (3.28%) Mathematics
4 89 (3.28%) Visualisation
5 83 (3.06%) Algorithms
5 83 (3.06%) Statistics
6 73 (2.69%) Data Centre
7 72 (2.65%) Public Cloud
8 68 (2.51%) Fixed Income
9 66 (2.43%) Clustering
10 63 (2.32%) Derivative
11 53 (1.95%) User Experience
12 45 (1.66%) Hedge funds
12 45 (1.66%) Management Information System
13 42 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
13 42 (1.55%) Fintech
14 37 (1.36%) Private Cloud
15 32 (1.18%) Credit Risk
15 32 (1.18%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1321 (48.71%) Linux
2 471 (17.37%) Unix
3 295 (10.88%) Windows
4 174 (6.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 124 (4.57%) CentOS
6 93 (3.43%) Ubuntu
7 74 (2.73%) Windows Server
8 51 (1.88%) AIX
9 48 (1.77%) Android
9 48 (1.77%) Solaris
10 39 (1.44%) Apple iOS
11 37 (1.36%) Mac OS X
12 29 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (0.81%) Debian
14 20 (0.74%) Mac OS
14 20 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 17 (0.63%) VMS
16 14 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (0.44%) Fedora
18 10 (0.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1000 (36.87%) Agile Software Development
2 943 (34.77%) DevOps
3 544 (20.06%) Continuous Integration
4 359 (13.24%) TDD
5 333 (12.28%) Configuration Management
6 308 (11.36%) Open Source
7 262 (9.66%) Scrum
8 220 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 219 (8.08%) Analytics
10 215 (7.93%) BDD
11 191 (7.04%) E-Commerce
12 180 (6.64%) OO
12 180 (6.64%) Software Engineering
13 154 (5.68%) High Availability
14 129 (4.76%) SDLC
15 126 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
16 124 (4.57%) ITIL
16 124 (4.57%) Machine Learning
17 115 (4.24%) Migration
18 114 (4.20%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 834 (30.75%) Java
2 720 (26.55%) Ruby
3 679 (25.04%) Perl
4 538 (19.84%) SQL
5 528 (19.47%) Bash Shell
6 439 (16.19%) JavaScript
7 357 (13.16%) C++
8 248 (9.14%) Scala
9 241 (8.89%) PHP
10 216 (7.96%) PowerShell
11 215 (7.93%) R
12 204 (7.52%) Shell Script
13 197 (7.26%) C#
14 120 (4.42%) Go
15 110 (4.06%) C
16 65 (2.40%) VBA
17 49 (1.81%) Clojure
18 48 (1.77%) PL/SQL
19 44 (1.62%) Korn
19 44 (1.62%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 217 (8.00%) Degree
2 147 (5.42%) Security Cleared
3 76 (2.80%) SC Cleared
4 71 (2.62%) PhD
5 44 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 39 (1.44%) DV Cleared
7 26 (0.96%) CISSP
8 19 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (0.66%) CHECK Team Member
9 18 (0.66%) ISEB
10 16 (0.59%) CCNA
10 16 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 14 (0.52%) ISTQB
12 13 (0.48%) CCNP
12 13 (0.48%) CISM
13 11 (0.41%) CISA
14 9 (0.33%) BC Cleared
14 9 (0.33%) CEH
15 8 (0.29%) GIAC
16 7 (0.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (3.21%) QA
2 23 (0.85%) Data Quality
2 23 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.29%) SDET
5 7 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.18%) SLA
7 3 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.074%) Basel III
8 2 (0.074%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.037%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.037%) MiFID
9 1 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.037%) WAI
System Software
1 368 (13.57%) Docker
2 117 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (3.43%) Active Directory
4 42 (1.55%) HDFS
5 39 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
6 34 (1.25%) Apache Flume
7 33 (1.22%) KVM
7 33 (1.22%) vSphere
8 32 (1.18%) Xen
9 31 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
10 27 (1.00%) GlusterFS
10 27 (1.00%) NFS
11 24 (0.88%) vCloud
12 20 (0.74%) GFS2
12 20 (0.74%) OCFS2
13 19 (0.70%) iptables
14 16 (0.59%) VMware ESX
15 15 (0.55%) Hyper-V
16 13 (0.48%) Ceph
17 12 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 704 (25.96%) Puppet
2 485 (17.88%) Opscode Chef
3 462 (17.04%) Ansible
4 126 (4.65%) Nagios
5 91 (3.36%) Terraform
6 74 (2.73%) Kibana
7 72 (2.65%) Kubernetes
8 70 (2.58%) logstash
9 57 (2.10%) HAProxy
10 53 (1.95%) Salt
11 44 (1.62%) ZABBIX
12 35 (1.29%) Control-M
13 34 (1.25%) SCCM
14 33 (1.22%) Mesos
15 29 (1.07%) Packer
16 28 (1.03%) CFEngine
17 23 (0.85%) Grafana
17 23 (0.85%) SELinux
18 22 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
19 21 (0.77%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 274 (10.10%) Oracle
2 217 (8.00%) Red Hat
3 187 (6.90%) VMware
4 143 (5.27%) Splunk
5 110 (4.06%) Microsoft
6 107 (3.95%) Atlassian
7 86 (3.17%) Google
8 71 (2.62%) IBM
9 65 (2.40%) Cisco
10 57 (2.10%) HP
11 56 (2.06%) Tableau
12 37 (1.36%) Cloudera
12 37 (1.36%) Rackspace
13 36 (1.33%) Informatica
14 34 (1.25%) TIBCO
15 33 (1.22%) Sybase
16 32 (1.18%) EMC
17 30 (1.11%) Apple
18 26 (0.96%) CheckPoint
18 26 (0.96%) Teradata
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Talent International
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Salt
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Montash
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