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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 49 52 102
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +50
Contract jobs citing Python 896 884 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.69% 3.51% 1.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.88% 7.95% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 668 341
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 £339 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £41.25 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +52.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.54 £32.25 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £50.25 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.14%
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
10088 11120 10503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.55% 44.12% 40.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7127 7896 7315
Average daily rate £430 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
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 89 146
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £17.60 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.20 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 +6 193 £550 +10.00% 105
Canary Wharf +2 4 £563 -13.46%
Hammersmith 0 2 £372 -
Hounslow -3 1 £400 - 5
Isleworth - 1 £378 - 1
Croydon - 1 £570 - 5
Harrow - - - - 5
Hackney - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 694 (43.19%) Linux
2 620 (38.58%) Java
3 428 (26.63%) Perl
4 417 (25.95%) SQL
5 415 (25.82%) Ruby
6 392 (24.39%) UNIX
7 359 (22.34%) C++
8 315 (19.60%) JavaScript
9 310 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
10 291 (18.11%) Oracle
11 285 (17.73%) Finance
12 284 (17.67%) TDD
13 265 (16.49%) HTML
14 257 (15.99%) OO
15 246 (15.31%) Scrum
16 242 (15.06%) Puppet
17 240 (14.93%) Banking
18 233 (14.50%) Bash Shell
19 229 (14.25%) PHP
20 224 (13.94%) DevOps
21 217 (13.50%) C#
22 194 (12.07%) Windows
23 191 (11.89%) CSS
23 191 (11.89%) Git (software)
24 189 (11.76%) Front Office
25 183 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
26 182 (11.33%) MySQL
27 174 (10.83%) Django
28 173 (10.77%) Red Hat
29 169 (10.52%) Investment Banking

Python
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 150 (9.33%) Apache
2 89 (5.54%) WebSphere
3 83 (5.16%) WebLogic
4 71 (4.42%) Tomcat
5 62 (3.86%) Node.js
6 40 (2.49%) OpenStack
7 34 (2.12%) Apache Pig
8 31 (1.93%) IIS
8 31 (1.93%) nginx
9 29 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 25 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
10 25 (1.56%) Oracle Service Bus
11 23 (1.43%) WebLogic Portal
12 19 (1.18%) IBM HTTP Server
12 19 (1.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 18 (1.12%) CMS
14 15 (0.93%) ArcGIS
15 14 (0.87%) MQSeries
16 12 (0.75%) SharePoint
16 12 (0.75%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (2.12%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.50%) SPSS
2 8 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (0.44%) MS Office
4 5 (0.31%) MS Project
5 4 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.12%) Gephi
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.12%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.062%) Houdini
7 1 (0.062%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.062%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.062%) Maya
7 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (1.62%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (1.12%) Documaker
4 12 (0.75%) Oracle FAH
5 7 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.25%) SunGard Stream Ubix
6 4 (0.25%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.19%) RMDS
7 3 (0.19%) Front Arena
8 2 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
8 2 (0.12%) Magento
9 1 (0.062%) Misys Midas
9 1 (0.062%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.062%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.062%) Murex MxG2000
9 1 (0.062%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 122 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (5.48%) Amazon EC2
3 25 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (1.31%) Amazon S3
6 19 (1.18%) Google App Engine
7 18 (1.12%) GitHub
8 11 (0.68%) SaaS
9 10 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
10 8 (0.50%) Google Compute Engine
11 7 (0.44%) ElastiCache
11 7 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 5 (0.31%) PaaS
13 4 (0.25%) Heroku
14 3 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.12%) IaaS
15 2 (0.12%) Office 365
16 1 (0.062%) Amazon SQS
16 1 (0.062%) Google Apps
16 1 (0.062%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 110 (6.85%) HTTP
2 59 (3.67%) Internet
3 58 (3.61%) Firewall
4 52 (3.24%) Multicast
5 46 (2.86%) TCP/IP
6 45 (2.80%) SSL
7 34 (2.12%) LDAP
8 28 (1.74%) DNS
9 21 (1.31%) HTTPS
10 17 (1.06%) SAN
11 14 (0.87%) BGP
11 14 (0.87%) Intranet
12 13 (0.81%) DVB
13 9 (0.56%) BIG-IP
14 7 (0.44%) Wireshark
15 6 (0.37%) VoIP
16 5 (0.31%) NetScaler
17 4 (0.25%) SMTP
17 4 (0.25%) VPN
17 4 (0.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (11.33%) MySQL
2 121 (7.53%) NoSQL
3 116 (7.22%) Big Data
4 106 (6.60%) MongoDB
5 103 (6.41%) Relational Database
6 99 (6.16%) Hadoop
7 92 (5.72%) SQL Server
8 82 (5.10%) Apache Cassandra
9 62 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
10 51 (3.17%) Apache Hive
11 45 (2.80%) Oracle Database
12 42 (2.61%) RDBMS
13 36 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
14 34 (2.12%) Oracle Exadata
15 29 (1.80%) Data Mining
16 24 (1.49%) CouchDB
17 23 (1.43%) Redis
18 22 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
19 21 (1.31%) Oracle ODI
20 20 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 191 (11.89%) Git (software)
2 152 (9.46%) Jenkins
3 130 (8.09%) Subversion
4 112 (6.97%) JIRA
5 66 (4.11%) Cucumber
6 63 (3.92%) Hudson
7 52 (3.24%) Maven
8 48 (2.99%) Selenium
9 31 (1.93%) WebDriver
10 29 (1.80%) TeamCity
10 29 (1.80%) Ant
11 26 (1.62%) JBehave
12 21 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (1.12%) Mercurial
14 17 (1.06%) jMock
14 17 (1.06%) Jasmine
15 15 (0.93%) Visual Studio
16 14 (0.87%) Eclipse
16 14 (0.87%) Gerrit
17 13 (0.81%) JUnit
General
1 285 (17.73%) Finance
2 240 (14.93%) Banking
3 189 (11.76%) Front Office
4 169 (10.52%) Investment Banking
5 40 (2.49%) Games
6 32 (1.99%) Financial Institution
7 27 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.68%) Billing
8 23 (1.43%) Publishing
8 23 (1.43%) Back Office
9 20 (1.24%) Legal
10 18 (1.12%) Retail
10 18 (1.12%) Marketing
11 15 (0.93%) Advertising
12 9 (0.56%) Electronics
13 7 (0.44%) Law
14 4 (0.25%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.25%) French Language
15 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.062%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 770 (47.92%) Developer
2 322 (20.04%) Python Developer
3 116 (7.22%) DevOps Engineer
4 112 (6.97%) C++ Developer
5 106 (6.60%) Analyst
6 93 (5.79%) Java Developer
7 68 (4.23%) Senior Developer
8 65 (4.04%) Python/Django Developer
9 63 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
10 55 (3.42%) Applications Support
11 51 (3.17%) Support Engineer
12 50 (3.11%) Administrator
13 49 (3.05%) Tester
14 46 (2.86%) Architect
15 43 (2.68%) Front-End Developer
15 43 (2.68%) Systems Administrator
16 41 (2.55%) Consultant
17 40 (2.49%) Support Analyst
18 37 (2.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 37 (2.30%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (16.49%) HTML
2 191 (11.89%) CSS
3 174 (10.83%) Django
4 161 (10.02%) Web Services
5 149 (9.27%) XML
6 125 (7.78%) .NET
7 112 (6.97%) HTML5
8 84 (5.23%) Middleware
9 77 (4.79%) JSON
10 71 (4.42%) jQuery
11 65 (4.04%) LAMP
12 64 (3.98%) WebSphere MQ
13 62 (3.86%) REST
14 61 (3.80%) Spring
15 57 (3.55%) AngularJS
16 54 (3.36%) CSS3
17 51 (3.17%) SOAP
18 47 (2.92%) Backbone.js
19 43 (2.68%) Hibernate
20 42 (2.61%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 139 (8.65%) Open Source
2 134 (8.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 123 (7.65%) Computer Science
4 116 (7.22%) Derivative
5 106 (6.60%) Fixed Income
6 80 (4.98%) Visualisation
7 56 (3.48%) Equities
8 53 (3.30%) Clustering
9 44 (2.74%) Hedge funds
10 32 (1.99%) Mathematics
10 32 (1.99%) Credit Risk
11 28 (1.74%) Statistics
12 26 (1.62%) STB
13 25 (1.56%) Mobile App
14 24 (1.49%) Equity Derivative
15 22 (1.37%) Credit Derivative
16 21 (1.31%) Digital Media
17 20 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
18 17 (1.06%) Market Risk
18 17 (1.06%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 694 (43.19%) Linux
2 392 (24.39%) UNIX
3 194 (12.07%) Windows
4 138 (8.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 76 (4.73%) CentOS
6 50 (3.11%) Ubuntu
7 44 (2.74%) Debian
8 43 (2.68%) Mac OS X
9 37 (2.30%) Solaris
10 34 (2.12%) SELinux
11 30 (1.87%) Apple iOS
12 28 (1.74%) Android
13 24 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (1.12%) AIX
15 14 (0.87%) Windows XP
15 14 (0.87%) Windows 7
16 10 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
17 8 (0.50%) Windows Phone
18 6 (0.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (17.67%) TDD
3 257 (15.99%) OO
4 246 (15.31%) Scrum
5 224 (13.94%) DevOps
6 183 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
7 167 (10.39%) Software Engineering
8 142 (8.84%) Web Development
8 142 (8.84%) BDD
9 117 (7.28%) Configuration Management
10 115 (7.16%) Analytics
11 96 (5.97%) SOA
12 91 (5.66%) Pair Programming
13 86 (5.35%) Low Latency
14 82 (5.10%) Kanban
15 75 (4.67%) E-Commerce
16 73 (4.54%) Responsive Web Design
17 65 (4.04%) Unit Testing
17 65 (4.04%) Project Management
18 64 (3.98%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 620 (38.58%) Java
2 428 (26.63%) Perl
3 417 (25.95%) SQL
4 415 (25.82%) Ruby
5 359 (22.34%) C++
6 315 (19.60%) JavaScript
7 233 (14.50%) Bash Shell
8 229 (14.25%) PHP
9 217 (13.50%) C#
10 123 (7.65%) Scala
11 111 (6.91%) C
12 108 (6.72%) Shell Script
13 53 (3.30%) R
14 42 (2.61%) PowerShell
15 40 (2.49%) PL/SQL
16 35 (2.18%) Jython
17 26 (1.62%) Groovy
18 25 (1.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
19 24 (1.49%) VBA
20 16 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 150 (9.33%) Degree
2 23 (1.43%) Security Cleared
3 15 (0.93%) PhD
4 14 (0.87%) ISEB
5 13 (0.81%) SC Cleared
6 10 (0.62%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.25%) CEH
10 3 (0.19%) OCPJP
10 3 (0.19%) CCNA
10 3 (0.19%) RHCE
10 3 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.19%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.19%) MCSE
10 3 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.12%) CISSP
11 2 (0.12%) CISA
11 2 (0.12%) MySQL Certification
11 2 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.80%) QA
2 20 (1.24%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.62%) SLA
4 9 (0.56%) Basel III
5 6 (0.37%) GPG13
5 6 (0.37%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.12%) Basel II
7 1 (0.062%) JTAG
7 1 (0.062%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.062%) HL7
7 1 (0.062%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 65 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (3.61%) Oracle RAC
3 44 (2.74%) vCloud
4 26 (1.62%) Active Directory
4 26 (1.62%) Varnish
5 12 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 11 (0.68%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.56%) Xen
8 7 (0.44%) vSphere
8 7 (0.44%) NFS
8 7 (0.44%) NDS
9 6 (0.37%) HDFS
10 5 (0.31%) KVM
11 4 (0.25%) XenServer
12 3 (0.19%) Squid
12 3 (0.19%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.19%) Cygwin
12 3 (0.19%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.12%) Docker
13 2 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 242 (15.06%) Puppet
2 156 (9.71%) Opscode Chef
3 109 (6.78%) Nagios
4 50 (3.11%) ZABBIX
5 45 (2.80%) Salt
6 42 (2.61%) ITRS Geneos
7 33 (2.05%) Cacti
8 26 (1.62%) Ansible
9 25 (1.56%) Oracle Identity Management
10 19 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
10 19 (1.18%) Zenoss
10 19 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 17 (1.06%) Vagrant
12 13 (0.81%) BladeLogic
13 12 (0.75%) Kibana
14 10 (0.62%) Graylog2
14 10 (0.62%) Opsview
14 10 (0.62%) Oozie
14 10 (0.62%) Control-M
15 9 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 291 (18.11%) Oracle
2 173 (10.77%) Red Hat
3 108 (6.72%) VMware
4 66 (4.11%) IBM
5 56 (3.48%) Microsoft
6 50 (3.11%) Remedy
7 43 (2.68%) TIBCO
8 38 (2.36%) Rackspace
9 31 (1.93%) Google
10 28 (1.74%) New Relic
11 27 (1.68%) MarketAxess
11 27 (1.68%) Reuters
12 24 (1.49%) Sybase
12 24 (1.49%) eSpeed
12 24 (1.49%) Zend
12 24 (1.49%) Splunk
13 22 (1.37%) HP
14 19 (1.18%) Perforce
15 18 (1.12%) Tableau
16 17 (1.06%) Cisco
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £382.50 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £325 - £425 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: 4 days ago