The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the London region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 59 82 99
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +17
Contract jobs citing Python 708 494 536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.03% 2.28% 1.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.45% 5.63% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 389 366
Average daily rate £475 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -1.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9497 8777 10486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.64% 40.56% 37.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6950 6365 7100
Average daily rate £425 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 101 123
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £17.77 £19.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Python
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +51 196 £550 +10.00% 27
Canary Wharf +25 4 £700 +40.00%
Docklands, London +7 3 - -
Hounslow +4 1 £400 -
Croydon - 1 £275 - 2
Bromley - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 609 (44.39%) Java
2 540 (39.36%) Linux
3 508 (37.03%) Perl
4 370 (26.97%) SQL
5 355 (25.87%) Ruby
6 345 (25.15%) C++
7 326 (23.76%) UNIX
8 286 (20.85%) Agile Software Development
9 278 (20.26%) OO
10 266 (19.39%) C#
11 250 (18.22%) Continuous Integration
12 236 (17.20%) Oracle
13 229 (16.69%) HTML
14 223 (16.25%) TDD
15 221 (16.11%) JavaScript
16 218 (15.89%) Finance
17 211 (15.38%) PHP
18 179 (13.05%) Banking
19 177 (12.90%) Puppet
20 171 (12.46%) CSS
21 165 (12.03%) Windows
22 159 (11.59%) Scrum
23 158 (11.52%) MySQL
24 157 (11.44%) Web Services
25 154 (11.22%) Front Office
26 152 (11.08%) Derivative
27 143 (10.42%) Open Source
28 140 (10.20%) Jenkins
29 138 (10.06%) Scala
30 137 (9.99%) Git (software)

Python
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 108 (7.87%) Apache
2 54 (3.94%) Node.js
3 39 (2.84%) Tomcat
4 34 (2.48%) nginx
5 25 (1.82%) CMS
6 20 (1.46%) Apache Pig
7 19 (1.38%) SAS
8 16 (1.17%) WebLogic
8 16 (1.17%) WebSphere
9 14 (1.02%) Oracle Coherence
9 14 (1.02%) Drupal
9 14 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (0.87%) IIS
11 11 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.73%) OpenStack
12 10 (0.73%) ArcGIS
13 9 (0.66%) ColdFusion
13 9 (0.66%) Apache Solr
14 8 (0.58%) SharePoint
15 7 (0.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 33 (2.41%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.73%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.44%) MS Office
4 5 (0.36%) SPSS
5 3 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.073%) Weka
7 1 (0.073%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.073%) Gephi
7 1 (0.073%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.073%) Maya
7 1 (0.073%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (0.80%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.073%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.073%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.073%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.073%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.073%) Murex MxG2000
5 1 (0.073%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 65 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
3 21 (1.53%) GitHub
4 13 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (0.95%) Google App Engine
5 9 (0.66%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.36%) SaaS
6 5 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (0.29%) Google Compute Engine
8 3 (0.22%) Route 53
8 3 (0.22%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.22%) PaaS
9 2 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.073%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.073%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.073%) IaaS
10 1 (0.073%) Heroku
10 1 (0.073%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 55 (4.01%) HTTP
2 49 (3.57%) Firewall
3 48 (3.50%) TCP/IP
4 42 (3.06%) Internet
5 39 (2.84%) Multicast
6 28 (2.04%) LDAP
7 26 (1.90%) DNS
8 17 (1.24%) SAN
9 16 (1.17%) DVB
9 16 (1.17%) SSL
10 13 (0.95%) SSH
10 13 (0.95%) FTP
11 9 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (0.66%) BGP
11 9 (0.66%) ZigBee
12 7 (0.51%) Wireshark
12 7 (0.51%) NAS
12 7 (0.51%) AMQP
12 7 (0.51%) Wireless
12 7 (0.51%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (11.52%) MySQL
2 123 (8.97%) Relational Database
3 98 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 92 (6.71%) MongoDB
5 91 (6.63%) SQL Server
6 86 (6.27%) Hadoop
7 81 (5.90%) Big Data
8 71 (5.17%) RDBMS
9 68 (4.96%) Apache Cassandra
10 50 (3.64%) Oracle Database
11 35 (2.55%) Apache Hive
12 31 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
13 30 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
14 28 (2.04%) DB2
15 22 (1.60%) Data Mining
15 22 (1.60%) CouchDB
16 21 (1.53%) Riak
17 19 (1.38%) Redis
18 16 (1.17%) HBase
18 16 (1.17%) KDB
Development Applications
1 140 (10.20%) Jenkins
2 137 (9.99%) Git (software)
3 118 (8.60%) Subversion
4 80 (5.83%) Maven
5 63 (4.59%) JIRA
6 57 (4.15%) Hudson
7 53 (3.86%) Selenium
8 52 (3.79%) Cucumber
9 46 (3.35%) Ant
10 33 (2.41%) JUnit
10 33 (2.41%) WebDriver
11 30 (2.19%) Mercurial
11 30 (2.19%) Eclipse
12 26 (1.90%) JBehave
13 25 (1.82%) TeamCity
14 24 (1.75%) Visual Studio
15 16 (1.17%) Xcode
15 16 (1.17%) Capybara
16 14 (1.02%) Calabash
16 14 (1.02%) JMeter
General
1 218 (15.89%) Finance
2 179 (13.05%) Banking
3 154 (11.22%) Front Office
4 104 (7.58%) Investment Banking
5 28 (2.04%) Publishing
6 25 (1.82%) Games
7 17 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.09%) Back Office
9 12 (0.87%) Electronics
10 11 (0.80%) Marketing
11 9 (0.66%) Multimedia
12 8 (0.58%) Billing
12 8 (0.58%) Legal
13 7 (0.51%) Law
13 7 (0.51%) Retail
13 7 (0.51%) Advertising
14 6 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.22%) German Language
16 2 (0.15%) Indonesian Language
Job Titles
1 686 (50.00%) Developer
2 197 (14.36%) Python Developer
3 106 (7.73%) Senior Developer
4 104 (7.58%) Analyst
5 101 (7.36%) Java Developer
6 99 (7.22%) DevOps Engineer
7 81 (5.90%) C++ Developer
8 70 (5.10%) Scala Developer
9 48 (3.50%) Architect
10 46 (3.35%) Tester
11 44 (3.21%) Applications Support
12 41 (2.99%) Linux Engineer
13 38 (2.77%) Administrator
14 37 (2.70%) Support Engineer
14 37 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
15 35 (2.55%) Support Analyst
16 34 (2.48%) C# Developer
17 33 (2.41%) Web Developer
18 32 (2.33%) Test Engineer
18 32 (2.33%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (16.69%) HTML
2 171 (12.46%) CSS
3 157 (11.44%) Web Services
4 128 (9.33%) XML
5 122 (8.89%) HTML5
6 117 (8.53%) .NET
7 109 (7.94%) Django
8 100 (7.29%) jQuery
9 92 (6.71%) Spring
10 82 (5.98%) CSS3
11 75 (5.47%) REST
12 71 (5.17%) Hibernate
13 66 (4.81%) JSON
14 53 (3.86%) LAMP
15 47 (3.43%) SOAP
16 38 (2.77%) ASP.NET
16 38 (2.77%) Rendezvous
16 38 (2.77%) Ajax
17 37 (2.70%) AngularJS
18 36 (2.62%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 152 (11.08%) Derivative
2 143 (10.42%) Open Source
3 113 (8.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 105 (7.65%) Computer Science
5 101 (7.36%) Fixed Income
6 49 (3.57%) Equities
7 47 (3.43%) Credit Risk
8 41 (2.99%) STB
9 38 (2.77%) Visualisation
10 31 (2.26%) Mobile App
11 29 (2.11%) Statistics
11 29 (2.11%) Mathematics
12 25 (1.82%) Equity Derivative
13 22 (1.60%) Digital Media
13 22 (1.60%) Grid Computing
13 22 (1.60%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 20 (1.46%) Data Conversion
15 17 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (1.17%) Hedge funds
17 15 (1.09%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 540 (39.36%) Linux
2 326 (23.76%) UNIX
3 165 (12.03%) Windows
4 105 (7.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 56 (4.08%) Android
6 54 (3.94%) Apple iOS
7 52 (3.79%) CentOS
8 44 (3.21%) Solaris
9 36 (2.62%) Ubuntu
10 35 (2.55%) Debian
11 23 (1.68%) Windows XP
12 18 (1.31%) Windows 7
13 12 (0.87%) AIX
14 9 (0.66%) SUSE
15 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.44%) Windows Phone 7
15 6 (0.44%) Windows Phone
16 5 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.36%) Fedora
16 5 (0.36%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (20.85%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (20.26%) OO
3 250 (18.22%) Continuous Integration
4 223 (16.25%) TDD
5 159 (11.59%) Scrum
6 114 (8.31%) Software Engineering
7 109 (7.94%) Unit Testing
8 96 (7.00%) BDD
9 85 (6.20%) Analytics
10 75 (5.47%) OOP
11 73 (5.32%) Regression Testing
12 72 (5.25%) Multithreading
13 71 (5.17%) Web Development
13 71 (5.17%) Project Management
14 64 (4.66%) Refactoring
15 63 (4.59%) E-Commerce
15 63 (4.59%) Performance Tuning
16 59 (4.30%) Low Latency
17 56 (4.08%) Configuration Management
18 54 (3.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 609 (44.39%) Java
2 508 (37.03%) Perl
3 370 (26.97%) SQL
4 355 (25.87%) Ruby
5 345 (25.15%) C++
6 266 (19.39%) C#
7 221 (16.11%) JavaScript
8 211 (15.38%) PHP
9 138 (10.06%) Scala
10 120 (8.75%) Bash Shell
11 82 (5.98%) C
12 69 (5.03%) Shell Script
13 33 (2.41%) R
14 31 (2.26%) PowerShell
15 30 (2.19%) Groovy
16 27 (1.97%) VBA
17 25 (1.82%) Objective-C
18 21 (1.53%) PL/SQL
19 18 (1.31%) MATLAB
20 16 (1.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 130 (9.48%) Degree
2 22 (1.60%) Security Cleared
3 21 (1.53%) PhD
4 20 (1.46%) ISEB
5 11 (0.80%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.66%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.58%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.22%) RHCT
8 3 (0.22%) RHCE
9 2 (0.15%) CCA
9 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.15%) CCNA
9 2 (0.15%) HND
10 1 (0.073%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.073%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.073%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.073%) LPIC
10 1 (0.073%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (5.25%) QA
2 13 (0.95%) SLA
3 11 (0.80%) Basel III
4 6 (0.44%) CRD IV
5 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (1.31%) Varnish
3 14 (1.02%) vCloud
4 13 (0.95%) Xen
4 13 (0.95%) NFS
4 13 (0.95%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.73%) VMware ESX
5 10 (0.73%) KVM
6 8 (0.58%) Apache Flume
6 8 (0.58%) vSphere
7 7 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.44%) XenServer
8 6 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.36%) Sendmail
10 3 (0.22%) XenApp
10 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.22%) Samba
10 3 (0.22%) NDS
Systems Management
1 177 (12.90%) Puppet
2 114 (8.31%) Opscode Chef
3 75 (5.47%) Nagios
4 38 (2.77%) ZABBIX
5 26 (1.90%) Cacti
6 13 (0.95%) Zenoss
7 10 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (0.73%) Ansible
8 9 (0.66%) Vagrant
9 7 (0.51%) Oozie
9 7 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
10 6 (0.44%) HAProxy
10 6 (0.44%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 5 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (0.36%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.36%) StatsD
12 4 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 4 (0.29%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 236 (17.20%) Oracle
2 123 (8.97%) Red Hat
3 55 (4.01%) VMware
4 53 (3.86%) TIBCO
5 45 (3.28%) Microsoft
6 44 (3.21%) JBoss
7 41 (2.99%) HP
8 39 (2.84%) Sybase
9 38 (2.77%) Rackspace
10 37 (2.70%) GigaSpaces
11 34 (2.48%) Reuters
12 29 (2.11%) eSpeed
12 29 (2.11%) MarketAxess
13 26 (1.90%) Perforce
14 25 (1.82%) Google
15 19 (1.38%) Splunk
16 18 (1.31%) Cisco
17 15 (1.09%) Sun
17 15 (1.09%) Zend
18 14 (1.02%) Adobe
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