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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 53 51 52
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Python 905 895 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.76% 3.73% 3.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.76% 8.97% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 669 662
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £330 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £605 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 2
Average hourly rate £24.23 £30.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.09 £24.54 £32.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £36.40 £50.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
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
10328 9978 11006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.91% 41.61% 44.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7629 7037 7845
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 61 84
Average hourly rate £29.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.13 £53.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +10 206 £500 -4.76% 88
Croydon -15 7 £450 -21.05% 2
Hammersmith -3 3 £330 -11.29% 1
Docklands, London -10 3 £600 -4.00%
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £335 - 1
New Malden - 3 - -
Uxbridge - 3 £388 -
Osterley +1 2 £460 -6.12%
Canary Wharf -10 2 - -
Bromley - 2 £240 - 2
Hounslow +6 1 £470 +17.50%
Clapham - 1 £400 -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 778 (42.89%) Linux
2 686 (37.82%) Java
3 531 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
4 512 (28.22%) Perl
5 477 (26.30%) SQL
6 432 (23.81%) Finance
7 416 (22.93%) Ruby
8 390 (21.50%) UNIX
9 387 (21.33%) DevOps
10 325 (17.92%) C++
11 320 (17.64%) JavaScript
12 315 (17.36%) Puppet
13 307 (16.92%) Banking
14 296 (16.32%) Git (software)
15 289 (15.93%) Jenkins
16 286 (15.77%) Continuous Integration
17 271 (14.94%) TDD
18 252 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
19 240 (13.23%) Windows
20 239 (13.18%) Opscode Chef
21 214 (11.80%) Oracle
21 214 (11.80%) Front Office
22 213 (11.74%) Bash Shell
23 211 (11.63%) Investment Banking
24 208 (11.47%) HTML
25 201 (11.08%) MySQL
26 198 (10.92%) PHP
27 195 (10.75%) Configuration Management
28 187 (10.31%) Django
29 178 (9.81%) C#

Python
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 139 (7.66%) Apache
2 119 (6.56%) Tomcat
3 113 (6.23%) Node.js
4 75 (4.13%) OpenStack
5 60 (3.31%) IIS
6 50 (2.76%) Confluence
6 50 (2.76%) Apache Spark
7 49 (2.70%) nginx
8 46 (2.54%) WebSphere
9 45 (2.48%) JBoss
10 43 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
11 31 (1.71%) Apache Pig
12 29 (1.60%) Jetty
13 27 (1.49%) WebLogic
14 23 (1.27%) SAS
15 18 (0.99%) Drupal
16 14 (0.77%) Mule ESB
17 10 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
17 10 (0.55%) Zope
17 10 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 40 (2.21%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (0.55%) MS Office
4 9 (0.50%) SPSS
5 7 (0.39%) Maya
6 4 (0.22%) Mathematica
6 4 (0.22%) Maple
6 4 (0.22%) LaTeX
7 2 (0.11%) Simulink
7 2 (0.11%) MS Project
7 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.055%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (0.55%) Odoo
2 9 (0.50%) ION MarketView
3 8 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.39%) Front Arena
5 6 (0.33%) Magento
6 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.11%) RMDS
7 2 (0.11%) Summit
7 2 (0.11%) BigMachines
8 1 (0.055%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.055%) Documaker
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.055%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.055%) Unica
8 1 (0.055%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.055%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.055%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 252 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (2.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 37 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
5 30 (1.65%) GitHub
6 24 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
7 23 (1.27%) PaaS
7 23 (1.27%) Heroku
8 19 (1.05%) SaaS
9 16 (0.88%) IaaS
10 14 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (0.66%) Google App Engine
12 11 (0.61%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
14 8 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 7 (0.39%) Google Analytics
16 6 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
16 6 (0.33%) Google Compute Engine
17 4 (0.22%) Amazon CloudSearch
Communications & Networking
1 108 (5.95%) HTTP
2 78 (4.30%) Internet
3 77 (4.24%) Firewall
4 70 (3.86%) DNS
5 68 (3.75%) TCP/IP
6 53 (2.92%) SSL
7 49 (2.70%) LDAP
8 36 (1.98%) VPN
9 30 (1.65%) DHCP
10 25 (1.38%) DMZ
11 22 (1.21%) Kerberos
12 21 (1.16%) LAN
12 21 (1.16%) SAN
13 15 (0.83%) SNMP
14 14 (0.77%) SMTP
14 14 (0.77%) BGP
14 14 (0.77%) NAS
15 13 (0.72%) iSCSI
15 13 (0.72%) Reverse Proxy
16 11 (0.61%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (11.08%) MySQL
2 134 (7.39%) PostgreSQL
3 125 (6.89%) Relational Database
4 122 (6.73%) Hadoop
4 122 (6.73%) MongoDB
5 118 (6.50%) SQL Server
6 109 (6.01%) NoSQL
7 104 (5.73%) Big Data
8 67 (3.69%) Redis
9 58 (3.20%) RDBMS
10 50 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
11 42 (2.32%) Apache Hive
11 42 (2.32%) Oracle Database
12 36 (1.98%) HBase
13 28 (1.54%) DB2
14 27 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 19 (1.05%) Data Mining
17 14 (0.77%) KDB
18 12 (0.66%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 296 (16.32%) Git (software)
2 289 (15.93%) Jenkins
3 152 (8.38%) Subversion
4 125 (6.89%) JIRA
5 97 (5.35%) Maven
6 83 (4.58%) Ant
7 60 (3.31%) Selenium
8 56 (3.09%) Gradle
9 46 (2.54%) JUnit
10 44 (2.43%) Hudson
11 43 (2.37%) Mercurial
12 40 (2.21%) TeamCity
13 38 (2.09%) Cucumber
14 36 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 36 (1.98%) JMeter
15 35 (1.93%) Artifactory
16 34 (1.87%) Gerrit
17 23 (1.27%) ClearCase
18 20 (1.10%) jMock
19 19 (1.05%) CruiseControl
General
1 432 (23.81%) Finance
2 307 (16.92%) Banking
3 214 (11.80%) Front Office
4 211 (11.63%) Investment Banking
5 45 (2.48%) Retail
6 39 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 29 (1.60%) Marketing
8 20 (1.10%) Games
8 20 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 16 (0.88%) Back Office
10 13 (0.72%) Publishing
11 9 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.50%) Advertising
12 7 (0.39%) Law
13 6 (0.33%) Military
14 5 (0.28%) French Language
15 3 (0.17%) Legal
15 3 (0.17%) Electronics
16 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 783 (43.16%) Developer
2 298 (16.43%) Python Developer
3 201 (11.08%) DevOps Engineer
4 113 (6.23%) Analyst
4 113 (6.23%) Java Developer
5 65 (3.58%) C++ Developer
5 65 (3.58%) Senior Developer
6 59 (3.25%) Applications Support
7 58 (3.20%) Administrator
8 53 (2.92%) Consultant
8 53 (2.92%) Linux Engineer
8 53 (2.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 51 (2.81%) Django Developer
10 50 (2.76%) Python/Django Developer
11 49 (2.70%) Data Scientist
11 49 (2.70%) Architect
12 46 (2.54%) Support Analyst
13 45 (2.48%) Software Engineer
14 41 (2.26%) Quantitative Developer
15 37 (2.04%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (11.47%) HTML
2 187 (10.31%) Django
3 169 (9.32%) Web Services
4 140 (7.72%) CSS
5 133 (7.33%) .NET
6 122 (6.73%) XML
7 113 (6.23%) REST
8 95 (5.24%) HTML5
9 85 (4.69%) AngularJS
10 68 (3.75%) jQuery
11 64 (3.53%) Middleware
11 64 (3.53%) LAMP
11 64 (3.53%) Spring
11 64 (3.53%) FIX Protocol
12 63 (3.47%) RESTful
13 62 (3.42%) JSON
14 55 (3.03%) CSS3
15 51 (2.81%) NumPy
16 46 (2.54%) Flask
17 44 (2.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 163 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (6.01%) Computer Science
3 105 (5.79%) Derivative
4 83 (4.58%) Fixed Income
5 70 (3.86%) Credit Risk
6 63 (3.47%) Visualisation
7 61 (3.36%) Algorithms
8 60 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 59 (3.25%) Mathematics
10 47 (2.59%) Equities
10 47 (2.59%) Data Structures
11 45 (2.48%) Hedge funds
12 36 (1.98%) Grid Computing
13 35 (1.93%) Physics
14 32 (1.76%) Market Risk
14 32 (1.76%) Statistics
15 28 (1.54%) Data Centre
16 25 (1.38%) Management Information System
17 23 (1.27%) User Experience
18 21 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 778 (42.89%) Linux
2 390 (21.50%) UNIX
3 240 (13.23%) Windows
4 123 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 68 (3.75%) Ubuntu
6 60 (3.31%) CentOS
7 40 (2.21%) Solaris
8 23 (1.27%) Android
9 22 (1.21%) AIX
10 20 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (0.99%) Apple iOS
12 17 (0.94%) Mac OS X
13 14 (0.77%) Windows 7
14 12 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.66%) Mac OS
15 11 (0.61%) Debian
16 8 (0.44%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 5 (0.28%) Mac OS X Server
18 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 531 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 387 (21.33%) DevOps
3 286 (15.77%) Continuous Integration
4 271 (14.94%) TDD
5 195 (10.75%) Configuration Management
6 173 (9.54%) OO
7 172 (9.48%) Open Source
8 149 (8.21%) Scrum
9 148 (8.16%) Analytics
10 129 (7.11%) Software Engineering
11 104 (5.73%) SDLC
12 101 (5.57%) BDD
13 87 (4.80%) Continuous Delivery
14 84 (4.63%) Unit Testing
15 83 (4.58%) Web Development
16 81 (4.47%) E-Commerce
17 74 (4.08%) Multithreading
18 69 (3.80%) ITIL
19 68 (3.75%) Low Latency
20 66 (3.64%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 686 (37.82%) Java
2 512 (28.22%) Perl
3 477 (26.30%) SQL
4 416 (22.93%) Ruby
5 325 (17.92%) C++
6 320 (17.64%) JavaScript
7 213 (11.74%) Bash Shell
8 198 (10.92%) PHP
9 178 (9.81%) C#
10 135 (7.44%) Scala
11 122 (6.73%) Shell Script
12 105 (5.79%) R
13 97 (5.35%) C
14 80 (4.41%) PowerShell
15 58 (3.20%) VBA
16 44 (2.43%) Groovy
17 42 (2.32%) Go
18 27 (1.49%) MATLAB
19 22 (1.21%) Korn
19 22 (1.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 136 (7.50%) Degree
2 81 (4.47%) Security Cleared
3 48 (2.65%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.71%) PhD
5 20 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (0.99%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.83%) RHCE
8 13 (0.72%) CCNA
9 12 (0.66%) CCNP
10 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.44%) RHCSA
11 7 (0.39%) MCSE
12 6 (0.33%) CCIE
13 5 (0.28%) CCIP
13 5 (0.28%) CCDA
13 5 (0.28%) ISEB
13 5 (0.28%) CCSA
14 4 (0.22%) ISTQB
15 3 (0.17%) OCPJP
15 3 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (5.79%) QA
2 12 (0.66%) SLA
3 10 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.28%) COREP
4 5 (0.28%) FINREP
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.055%) Basel III
6 1 (0.055%) Data Quality
System Software
1 153 (8.43%) Docker
2 93 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.71%) vCloud
4 27 (1.49%) Varnish
4 27 (1.49%) Active Directory
5 25 (1.38%) KVM
6 20 (1.10%) vSphere
7 17 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (0.83%) HDFS
9 11 (0.61%) Hyper-V
10 10 (0.55%) NFS
10 10 (0.55%) Apache Flume
11 7 (0.39%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.33%) Samba
12 6 (0.33%) VMware ESX
12 6 (0.33%) XenServer
13 5 (0.28%) ProxySG
13 5 (0.28%) Firmware
14 4 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 315 (17.36%) Puppet
2 239 (13.18%) Opscode Chef
3 142 (7.83%) Ansible
4 81 (4.47%) Nagios
5 57 (3.14%) Salt
6 51 (2.81%) Vagrant
7 38 (2.09%) Kibana
8 35 (1.93%) BladeLogic
9 34 (1.87%) ZABBIX
9 34 (1.87%) logstash
10 28 (1.54%) Zenoss
11 27 (1.49%) HAProxy
11 27 (1.49%) ITRS Geneos
12 22 (1.21%) Rundeck
13 19 (1.05%) Graphite
14 17 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
15 15 (0.83%) Mesos
16 14 (0.77%) yum
16 14 (0.77%) Control-M
16 14 (0.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 214 (11.80%) Oracle
2 159 (8.77%) VMware
3 138 (7.61%) Red Hat
4 83 (4.58%) Microsoft
5 50 (2.76%) Splunk
6 49 (2.70%) Cisco
6 49 (2.70%) Google
7 43 (2.37%) IBM
8 40 (2.21%) HP
9 37 (2.04%) Sybase
10 34 (1.87%) Atlassian
10 34 (1.87%) New Relic
11 28 (1.54%) Tableau
12 27 (1.49%) Perforce
12 27 (1.49%) BMC
13 26 (1.43%) SaltStack
14 24 (1.32%) TIBCO
15 19 (1.05%) Remedy
16 17 (0.94%) SOASTA, Inc
17 16 (0.88%) F5
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