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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 43 61 69
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +8
Contract jobs citing Python 909 719 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.15% 3.16% 2.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.91% 7.68% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 564 455
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 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 5
Average hourly rate £47.83 £160.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.10% +392.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.93 £160.00 £28.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £160.00 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.56%
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
9168 9361 9099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.81% 41.08% 41.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6681 6930 6541
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 £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 65 125
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £17.00 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.73 £128.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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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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 -2 174 £475 -13.63% 117
Canary Wharf -3 8 £525 -25.00%
Croydon - 7 £425 -
Feltham - 5 £398 - 1
Greenford - 5 - -
New Malden - 5 - -
Hammersmith - 2 £448 - 1
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Mayfair - 1 £575 -
Twickenham - 1 £450 -
Docklands, London - 1 £450 -
Isleworth - 1 £375 -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 823 (44.01%) Linux
2 780 (41.71%) Java
3 608 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
4 494 (26.42%) Perl
5 482 (25.78%) Ruby
6 467 (24.97%) SQL
7 396 (21.18%) Finance
8 391 (20.91%) DevOps
9 350 (18.72%) UNIX
10 344 (18.40%) Puppet
11 329 (17.59%) Banking
12 313 (16.74%) JavaScript
13 308 (16.47%) Git (software)
14 294 (15.72%) Amazon AWS
15 285 (15.24%) C++
16 281 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
16 281 (15.03%) Jenkins
17 252 (13.48%) Windows
18 246 (13.16%) Opscode Chef
19 234 (12.51%) C#
20 233 (12.46%) Oracle
21 232 (12.41%) Investment Banking
22 228 (12.19%) PHP
23 225 (12.03%) Front Office
24 219 (11.71%) OO
24 219 (11.71%) Configuration Management
25 217 (11.60%) Bash Shell
26 215 (11.50%) HTML
27 208 (11.12%) TDD
28 204 (10.91%) Open Source

Python
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 161 (8.61%) Apache
2 100 (5.35%) OpenStack
3 90 (4.81%) Node.js
4 89 (4.76%) Tomcat
5 68 (3.64%) nginx
6 63 (3.37%) IIS
7 59 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
8 58 (3.10%) WebSphere
9 49 (2.62%) Apache Spark
10 42 (2.25%) JBoss
11 32 (1.71%) SAS
12 31 (1.66%) WebLogic
13 29 (1.55%) Confluence
14 23 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
15 21 (1.12%) Apache Pig
16 16 (0.86%) IBM HTTP Server
16 16 (0.86%) CMS
17 13 (0.70%) Drupal
18 11 (0.59%) Mule ESB
19 9 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 41 (2.19%) MS Excel
2 18 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
3 16 (0.86%) MS Office
4 6 (0.32%) Maya
4 6 (0.32%) SPSS
5 3 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.11%) MS Project
6 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.053%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.053%) Weka
Business Applications
1 15 (0.80%) Front Arena
2 11 (0.59%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.21%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.11%) Documaker
6 2 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.053%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.053%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.053%) Summit
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.053%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.053%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.053%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 294 (15.72%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (2.57%) Amazon EC2
4 33 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 32 (1.71%) GitHub
6 28 (1.50%) PaaS
7 27 (1.44%) Heroku
8 24 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 20 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (0.96%) Amazon S3
11 14 (0.75%) Google Analytics
11 14 (0.75%) SaaS
12 12 (0.64%) Google App Engine
13 11 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
14 10 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (0.53%) IaaS
15 9 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
16 8 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 7 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 7 (0.37%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 121 (6.47%) HTTP
2 112 (5.99%) Firewall
3 85 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 80 (4.28%) SSL
5 78 (4.17%) DNS
6 62 (3.32%) Internet
7 38 (2.03%) LDAP
8 31 (1.66%) VPN
9 30 (1.60%) Multicast
10 27 (1.44%) LAN
11 23 (1.23%) DHCP
12 22 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
13 21 (1.12%) SAN
13 21 (1.12%) BGP
13 21 (1.12%) Kerberos
14 15 (0.80%) MPLS
15 14 (0.75%) DMZ
16 13 (0.70%) VLAN
17 12 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
17 12 (0.64%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (10.37%) MySQL
2 168 (8.98%) MongoDB
3 157 (8.40%) Relational Database
4 148 (7.91%) SQL Server
5 141 (7.54%) PostgreSQL
6 137 (7.33%) NoSQL
7 132 (7.06%) Hadoop
8 115 (6.15%) Big Data
9 72 (3.85%) Redis
10 67 (3.58%) RDBMS
11 57 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
12 48 (2.57%) Apache Hive
13 42 (2.25%) HBase
14 36 (1.93%) Data Mining
14 36 (1.93%) Oracle Database
15 25 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 25 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (1.07%) KDB
17 18 (0.96%) DB2
17 18 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 308 (16.47%) Git (software)
2 281 (15.03%) Jenkins
3 169 (9.04%) Subversion
4 118 (6.31%) JIRA
5 106 (5.67%) Maven
6 80 (4.28%) Selenium
7 65 (3.48%) TeamCity
8 58 (3.10%) Ant
9 54 (2.89%) Hudson
10 50 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 49 (2.62%) Mercurial
12 44 (2.35%) Cucumber
13 34 (1.82%) WebDriver
14 31 (1.66%) Gradle
14 31 (1.66%) JUnit
14 31 (1.66%) jMock
15 29 (1.55%) Artifactory
16 19 (1.02%) Gerrit
17 18 (0.96%) MSBuild
17 18 (0.96%) Eclipse
General
1 396 (21.18%) Finance
2 329 (17.59%) Banking
3 232 (12.41%) Investment Banking
4 225 (12.03%) Front Office
5 37 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 37 (1.98%) Games
6 35 (1.87%) Publishing
7 28 (1.50%) Marketing
8 21 (1.12%) Advertising
9 19 (1.02%) Retail
10 16 (0.86%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.70%) Law
12 10 (0.53%) French Language
12 10 (0.53%) Back Office
12 10 (0.53%) Legal
13 4 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.21%) Military
13 4 (0.21%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.16%) Billing
14 3 (0.16%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 768 (41.07%) Developer
2 262 (14.01%) Python Developer
3 217 (11.60%) DevOps Engineer
4 139 (7.43%) Java Developer
5 126 (6.74%) Analyst
6 72 (3.85%) Applications Support
7 70 (3.74%) Administrator
7 70 (3.74%) Linux Engineer
8 61 (3.26%) Architect
8 61 (3.26%) Senior Developer
8 61 (3.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 58 (3.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 57 (3.05%) Support Analyst
11 54 (2.89%) Consultant
12 49 (2.62%) C++ Developer
13 46 (2.46%) RAD Developer
13 46 (2.46%) Data Scientist
14 42 (2.25%) Applications Support Analyst
15 41 (2.19%) Systems Administrator
16 39 (2.09%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (11.50%) HTML
2 198 (10.59%) Web Services
3 160 (8.56%) CSS
4 159 (8.50%) .NET
5 135 (7.22%) Django
6 122 (6.52%) XML
7 98 (5.24%) HTML5
8 86 (4.60%) RESTful
9 78 (4.17%) AngularJS
10 76 (4.06%) REST
11 67 (3.58%) JSON
12 60 (3.21%) FIX Protocol
12 60 (3.21%) Spring
13 59 (3.16%) jQuery
14 53 (2.83%) Middleware
14 53 (2.83%) LAMP
15 49 (2.62%) RabbitMQ
16 48 (2.57%) CSS3
17 43 (2.30%) Hibernate
18 40 (2.14%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 198 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 106 (5.67%) Fixed Income
4 102 (5.45%) Derivative
5 69 (3.69%) Visualisation
6 61 (3.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 61 (3.26%) Mathematics
7 53 (2.83%) Statistics
8 51 (2.73%) Algorithms
9 46 (2.46%) Hedge funds
10 45 (2.41%) Equities
11 35 (1.87%) Credit Risk
12 32 (1.71%) Clustering
12 32 (1.71%) Data Centre
13 29 (1.55%) Physics
14 28 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
15 27 (1.44%) Data Structures
15 27 (1.44%) Equity Derivative
16 25 (1.34%) User Experience
17 22 (1.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 823 (44.01%) Linux
2 350 (18.72%) UNIX
3 252 (13.48%) Windows
4 136 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 96 (5.13%) Ubuntu
6 87 (4.65%) CentOS
7 51 (2.73%) Solaris
8 36 (1.93%) Android
9 35 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (1.66%) Apple iOS
11 20 (1.07%) AIX
11 20 (1.07%) Mac OS X
12 18 (0.96%) Debian
13 15 (0.80%) Windows 7
14 13 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 12 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (0.48%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.48%) Mac OS X Server
17 6 (0.32%) SUSE
18 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 608 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (20.91%) DevOps
3 281 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
4 219 (11.71%) OO
4 219 (11.71%) Configuration Management
5 208 (11.12%) TDD
6 204 (10.91%) Open Source
7 131 (7.01%) Analytics
8 125 (6.68%) Scrum
9 114 (6.10%) Web Development
10 112 (5.99%) Load Balancing
11 104 (5.56%) Software Engineering
12 89 (4.76%) E-Commerce
13 85 (4.55%) ITIL
14 84 (4.49%) OOP
15 82 (4.39%) Low Latency
16 80 (4.28%) Continuous Delivery
17 78 (4.17%) SDLC
18 76 (4.06%) RAD
19 75 (4.01%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 780 (41.71%) Java
2 494 (26.42%) Perl
3 482 (25.78%) Ruby
4 467 (24.97%) SQL
5 313 (16.74%) JavaScript
6 285 (15.24%) C++
7 234 (12.51%) C#
8 228 (12.19%) PHP
9 217 (11.60%) Bash Shell
10 144 (7.70%) Shell Script
11 116 (6.20%) Scala
12 96 (5.13%) R
13 93 (4.97%) C
14 81 (4.33%) VBA
15 64 (3.42%) PowerShell
16 56 (2.99%) Go
17 31 (1.66%) MATLAB
18 30 (1.60%) Korn
19 26 (1.39%) Clojure
19 26 (1.39%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 153 (8.18%) Degree
2 86 (4.60%) Security Cleared
3 54 (2.89%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.55%) PhD
5 28 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (1.23%) DV Cleared
7 22 (1.18%) CCNA
8 13 (0.70%) CCNP
9 8 (0.43%) ISEB
10 4 (0.21%) JNCIP
10 4 (0.21%) RHCE
11 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.16%) OCPJP
11 3 (0.16%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.11%) LPIC
12 2 (0.11%) HP ASE
12 2 (0.11%) HP MASE
12 2 (0.11%) CCIE
12 2 (0.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (6.15%) QA
2 8 (0.43%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.27%) COREP
3 5 (0.27%) FINREP
3 5 (0.27%) SLA
4 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.11%) MiFID
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.053%) CRD IV
System Software
1 98 (5.24%) Docker
2 91 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (2.41%) Varnish
4 44 (2.35%) vCloud
5 41 (2.19%) Active Directory
6 34 (1.82%) vSphere
7 29 (1.55%) HDFS
8 21 (1.12%) KVM
9 13 (0.70%) NFS
9 13 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.70%) VirtualBox
10 11 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 11 (0.59%) XenServer
11 10 (0.53%) Xen
11 10 (0.53%) Hyper-V
11 10 (0.53%) Samba
12 9 (0.48%) GlusterFS
12 9 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (0.37%) Postfix
14 6 (0.32%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 344 (18.40%) Puppet
2 246 (13.16%) Opscode Chef
3 145 (7.75%) Ansible
4 102 (5.45%) Nagios
5 92 (4.92%) Salt
6 65 (3.48%) ZABBIX
7 46 (2.46%) Vagrant
8 40 (2.14%) ITRS Geneos
9 38 (2.03%) Kibana
10 31 (1.66%) Graphite
10 31 (1.66%) BladeLogic
11 27 (1.44%) HAProxy
12 26 (1.39%) Zenoss
13 25 (1.34%) Cobbler
14 23 (1.23%) logstash
15 21 (1.12%) yum
16 20 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
16 20 (1.07%) Rundeck
17 19 (1.02%) Cacti
18 17 (0.91%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 233 (12.46%) Oracle
2 179 (9.57%) Red Hat
3 167 (8.93%) VMware
4 76 (4.06%) Microsoft
5 72 (3.85%) Splunk
6 59 (3.16%) Cisco
7 54 (2.89%) Tableau
8 49 (2.62%) Google
9 48 (2.57%) IBM
10 46 (2.46%) TIBCO
11 40 (2.14%) New Relic
12 38 (2.03%) HP
13 37 (1.98%) Perforce
14 34 (1.82%) Sybase
15 29 (1.55%) Rackspace
16 26 (1.39%) AppDynamics
17 25 (1.34%) F5
18 22 (1.18%) SaltStack
19 21 (1.12%) Remedy
20 19 (1.02%) Cloudera
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £275 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: Up to £500 per day up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Computer People
Rate: £120 - £155 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Talent International
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago