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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 41 62 97
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +35
Contract jobs citing Python 934 690 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.33% 3.05% 2.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.35% 7.55% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 525 337
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 5
Average hourly rate £25.80 £29.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.54% -9.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.00 £25.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.15 £122.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year
- -4.19%
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
9020 9138 8373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.80% 40.34% 40.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6512 6604 6109
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 £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 71 83
Average hourly rate £27.37 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.80% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.00 £17.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £151.00 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +4 177 £500 -9.09% 122
Canary Wharf +7 6 £518 -26.07%
Croydon 0 5 £463 +76.19% 1
Feltham - 4 £473 -
Docklands, London +4 3 £225 -
Westminster - 2 £500 -
Twickenham - 1 £450 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Edgware - 1 £350 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £450 -
Southwark - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £448 - 2
Mayfair - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Isleworth - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Paddington - - - - 2
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 815 (44.08%) Linux
2 780 (42.18%) Java
3 676 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
4 559 (30.23%) Ruby
5 473 (25.58%) Perl
6 421 (22.77%) SQL
7 406 (21.96%) DevOps
8 374 (20.23%) Puppet
9 328 (17.74%) Git (software)
10 327 (17.69%) Finance
11 326 (17.63%) UNIX
12 305 (16.50%) Banking
13 300 (16.22%) JavaScript
14 275 (14.87%) Opscode Chef
15 271 (14.66%) Jenkins
16 270 (14.60%) C++
17 256 (13.85%) Bash Shell
17 256 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
18 255 (13.79%) OO
19 246 (13.30%) Windows
20 243 (13.14%) Oracle
21 242 (13.09%) PHP
22 222 (12.01%) Configuration Management
23 216 (11.68%) C#
24 215 (11.63%) TDD
25 212 (11.47%) HTML
26 208 (11.25%) Web Services
27 203 (10.98%) Investment Banking
28 199 (10.76%) Front Office
29 186 (10.06%) MySQL

Python
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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
1 175 (9.46%) Apache
2 104 (5.62%) Node.js
3 99 (5.35%) OpenStack
4 73 (3.95%) Apache Spark
5 71 (3.84%) nginx
5 71 (3.84%) Tomcat
6 55 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
7 43 (2.33%) WebSphere
8 35 (1.89%) IIS
9 28 (1.51%) Apache Pig
10 27 (1.46%) WebLogic
11 22 (1.19%) SAS
12 19 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
13 18 (0.97%) JBoss
13 18 (0.97%) Confluence
14 16 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
15 12 (0.65%) CMS
16 10 (0.54%) Adobe CQ
17 9 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
17 9 (0.49%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 47 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
3 19 (1.03%) MS Office
4 8 (0.43%) MS Project
5 4 (0.22%) SPSS
6 3 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.11%) Weka
7 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.054%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.054%) Maya
Business Applications
1 14 (0.76%) Front Arena
2 13 (0.70%) Google Analytics
3 8 (0.43%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.16%) Documaker
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.054%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.054%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.054%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 182 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (3.73%) Amazon EC2
3 53 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (1.68%) Amazon S3
5 30 (1.62%) PaaS
6 27 (1.46%) GitHub
7 23 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 21 (1.14%) Heroku
9 20 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
10 17 (0.92%) Engine Yard
11 13 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 11 (0.59%) SaaS
12 11 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
12 11 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
13 10 (0.54%) IaaS
14 9 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.38%) Google App Engine
16 6 (0.32%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 107 (5.79%) HTTP
2 93 (5.03%) TCP/IP
3 91 (4.92%) Firewall
4 78 (4.22%) DNS
5 73 (3.95%) SSL
6 58 (3.14%) Internet
7 28 (1.51%) SAN
8 27 (1.46%) LAN
8 27 (1.46%) Multicast
9 24 (1.30%) LDAP
10 21 (1.14%) VLAN
10 21 (1.14%) NAS
11 20 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (1.08%) BGP
12 19 (1.03%) VPN
13 16 (0.87%) MPLS
14 12 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (0.65%) DHCP
15 11 (0.59%) WAN
15 11 (0.59%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (10.06%) MySQL
2 181 (9.79%) MongoDB
3 165 (8.92%) Hadoop
4 160 (8.65%) NoSQL
4 160 (8.65%) Relational Database
5 153 (8.27%) Big Data
6 142 (7.68%) SQL Server
7 129 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
8 88 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
9 80 (4.33%) RDBMS
10 59 (3.19%) Apache Hive
11 52 (2.81%) Redis
12 47 (2.54%) HBase
13 40 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
14 34 (1.84%) Data Mining
15 27 (1.46%) Oracle Database
16 23 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 17 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
18 16 (0.87%) CouchDB
19 15 (0.81%) KDB
Development Applications
1 328 (17.74%) Git (software)
2 271 (14.66%) Jenkins
3 183 (9.90%) Subversion
4 93 (5.03%) Maven
4 93 (5.03%) JIRA
5 86 (4.65%) Selenium
6 61 (3.30%) TeamCity
6 61 (3.30%) Cucumber
7 60 (3.24%) Hudson
8 47 (2.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 39 (2.11%) Ant
10 35 (1.89%) WebDriver
11 32 (1.73%) jMock
12 30 (1.62%) JUnit
13 29 (1.57%) Mercurial
14 22 (1.19%) Gradle
15 21 (1.14%) Eclipse
16 19 (1.03%) Artifactory
17 16 (0.87%) Jasmine
17 16 (0.87%) JMeter
General
1 327 (17.69%) Finance
2 305 (16.50%) Banking
3 203 (10.98%) Investment Banking
4 199 (10.76%) Front Office
5 61 (3.30%) Publishing
6 47 (2.54%) Games
7 32 (1.73%) Marketing
8 24 (1.30%) Advertising
9 23 (1.24%) Law
10 21 (1.14%) Telecoms
10 21 (1.14%) Retail
11 14 (0.76%) Legal
12 8 (0.43%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.43%) French Language
13 7 (0.38%) Back Office
14 6 (0.32%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.27%) Music Industry
16 4 (0.22%) Billing
17 3 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.16%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 817 (44.19%) Developer
2 242 (13.09%) Python Developer
3 236 (12.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 147 (7.95%) Java Developer
5 112 (6.06%) Analyst
6 88 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 84 (4.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 82 (4.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 69 (3.73%) Applications Support
10 63 (3.41%) Linux Engineer
11 60 (3.24%) C++ Developer
12 59 (3.19%) Administrator
13 57 (3.08%) Consultant
14 52 (2.81%) Architect
15 47 (2.54%) Support Analyst
16 40 (2.16%) Systems Engineer
16 40 (2.16%) Test Engineer
16 40 (2.16%) RAD Developer
17 38 (2.06%) Python/Django Developer
18 37 (2.00%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (11.47%) HTML
2 208 (11.25%) Web Services
3 174 (9.41%) CSS
4 140 (7.57%) Django
5 129 (6.98%) .NET
6 111 (6.00%) XML
7 88 (4.76%) HTML5
8 82 (4.43%) AngularJS
9 79 (4.27%) RESTful
10 66 (3.57%) REST
11 64 (3.46%) jQuery
11 64 (3.46%) JSON
12 59 (3.19%) Spring
13 56 (3.03%) CSS3
14 50 (2.70%) LAMP
15 44 (2.38%) Hibernate
16 43 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
17 40 (2.16%) FIX Protocol
18 34 (1.84%) Ruby on Rails
18 34 (1.84%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 184 (9.95%) Open Source
2 162 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
3 115 (6.22%) Fixed Income
4 114 (6.17%) Derivative
5 95 (5.14%) Computer Science
6 58 (3.14%) Algorithms
7 57 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 55 (2.97%) Mathematics
9 53 (2.87%) Statistics
9 53 (2.87%) Visualisation
10 46 (2.49%) Clustering
11 42 (2.27%) Equities
12 35 (1.89%) Data Structures
12 35 (1.89%) Hedge funds
12 35 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
13 29 (1.57%) Equity Derivative
14 28 (1.51%) Credit Risk
15 24 (1.30%) Physics
16 23 (1.24%) Mobile App
17 22 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 815 (44.08%) Linux
2 326 (17.63%) UNIX
3 246 (13.30%) Windows
4 116 (6.27%) Ubuntu
5 114 (6.17%) CentOS
6 103 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (1.78%) Solaris
8 32 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (1.57%) Debian
10 27 (1.46%) Mac OS X
11 26 (1.41%) Android
11 26 (1.41%) Apple iOS
12 21 (1.14%) AIX
13 17 (0.92%) Windows 7
14 15 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 11 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (0.54%) SUSE
17 9 (0.49%) Mac OS X Server
17 9 (0.49%) Windows 8
18 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 676 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (21.96%) DevOps
3 256 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
4 255 (13.79%) OO
5 222 (12.01%) Configuration Management
6 215 (11.63%) TDD
7 166 (8.98%) Scrum
8 124 (6.71%) Analytics
9 118 (6.38%) Load Balancing
10 114 (6.17%) Web Development
11 108 (5.84%) Software Engineering
12 94 (5.08%) BDD
13 93 (5.03%) E-Commerce
14 90 (4.87%) OOP
15 79 (4.27%) ITIL
16 78 (4.22%) SOA
17 67 (3.62%) Kanban
18 66 (3.57%) RAD
19 65 (3.52%) Pair Programming
20 64 (3.46%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 780 (42.18%) Java
2 559 (30.23%) Ruby
3 473 (25.58%) Perl
4 421 (22.77%) SQL
5 300 (16.22%) JavaScript
6 270 (14.60%) C++
7 256 (13.85%) Bash Shell
8 242 (13.09%) PHP
9 216 (11.68%) C#
10 159 (8.60%) Shell Script
11 124 (6.71%) Scala
12 88 (4.76%) VBA
13 85 (4.60%) C
14 73 (3.95%) R
15 52 (2.81%) PowerShell
16 41 (2.22%) Golang
17 35 (1.89%) Korn
18 29 (1.57%) PL/SQL
19 28 (1.51%) VB
20 26 (1.41%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 134 (7.25%) Degree
2 75 (4.06%) Security Cleared
3 45 (2.43%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (1.68%) CCNA
6 28 (1.51%) PhD
7 17 (0.92%) DV Cleared
8 16 (0.87%) ISEB
9 13 (0.70%) CCNP
10 11 (0.59%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.22%) JNCIP
12 4 (0.22%) CISSP
13 3 (0.16%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.11%) CCIE
14 2 (0.11%) RHCE
14 2 (0.11%) OCPJP
15 1 (0.054%) ISEB Practitioner
15 1 (0.054%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (6.92%) QA
2 8 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.38%) SLA
4 4 (0.22%) COREP
4 4 (0.22%) FINREP
5 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.11%) MiFID
7 1 (0.054%) CRD IV
System Software
1 95 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (2.81%) Docker
3 49 (2.65%) vCloud
4 38 (2.06%) vSphere
5 36 (1.95%) Active Directory
6 31 (1.68%) Varnish
6 31 (1.68%) HDFS
7 24 (1.30%) KVM
8 21 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (0.76%) Xen
9 14 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
10 13 (0.70%) NFS
10 13 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 13 (0.70%) Apache Flume
11 11 (0.59%) VirtualBox
12 10 (0.54%) Samba
13 9 (0.49%) VMware ESX
13 9 (0.49%) GlusterFS
14 8 (0.43%) Postfix
14 8 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 374 (20.23%) Puppet
2 275 (14.87%) Opscode Chef
3 140 (7.57%) Ansible
4 138 (7.46%) Nagios
5 92 (4.98%) Salt
6 73 (3.95%) ZABBIX
7 43 (2.33%) Graphite
8 41 (2.22%) Vagrant
9 37 (2.00%) Cobbler
10 32 (1.73%) Kibana
11 31 (1.68%) ITRS Geneos
12 29 (1.57%) collectd
13 27 (1.46%) Cacti
14 25 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
15 19 (1.03%) Opsview
15 19 (1.03%) Hadoop YARN
16 17 (0.92%) Zenoss
16 17 (0.92%) HAProxy
17 15 (0.81%) logstash
18 13 (0.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 243 (13.14%) Oracle
2 176 (9.52%) VMware
3 163 (8.82%) Red Hat
4 61 (3.30%) Microsoft
5 60 (3.24%) Splunk
6 50 (2.70%) Tableau
7 47 (2.54%) Cisco
8 41 (2.22%) TIBCO
8 41 (2.22%) New Relic
9 40 (2.16%) Google
10 38 (2.06%) IBM
11 37 (2.00%) Rackspace
12 35 (1.89%) Perforce
13 31 (1.68%) F5
14 28 (1.51%) HP
15 26 (1.41%) Sybase
16 22 (1.19%) Zend
17 21 (1.14%) Akamai
17 21 (1.14%) SaltStack
17 21 (1.14%) AppDynamics
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