The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 22 49 54
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +5
Contract jobs citing Python 1584 917 872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.94% 3.91% 3.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.45% 9.03% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 724 653
Median daily rate £500 £488 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 5
Median hourly rate £27.16 £26.06 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% -13.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £22.06 £24.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.21 £42.67 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
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
10251 10150 10069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.88% 43.30% 41.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7653 7586 7269
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 70 61
Median hourly rate £30.94 £29.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.62 £15.82 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.10 £137.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the London region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +25 303 £538 +7.50% 119
Bromley +11 14 £550 +129.16% 3
Feltham - 9 £425 -
Croydon -13 8 £375 -16.66% 2
Westminster - 6 £438 -
Canary Wharf -3 5 £400 -17.94%
Uxbridge +1 4 £288 -25.80% 1
Docklands, London +9 3 £750 +76.47%
Hammersmith 0 3 £475 +35.71%
Harrow - 3 £500 - 1
Hillingdon - 1 - -
Southwark - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Python.

1 1352 (47.54%) Linux
2 1048 (36.85%) Agile Software Development
3 1006 (35.37%) DevOps
4 906 (31.86%) Java
5 727 (25.56%) Ruby
6 698 (24.54%) Amazon AWS
7 695 (24.44%) Puppet
8 667 (23.45%) Perl
9 597 (20.99%) SQL
10 557 (19.59%) Jenkins
11 552 (19.41%) Bash Shell
12 538 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
13 531 (18.67%) Finance
14 508 (17.86%) Ansible
15 486 (17.09%) Opscode Chef
16 477 (16.77%) Unix
17 456 (16.03%) Git (software)
18 447 (15.72%) JavaScript
19 425 (14.94%) Docker
20 386 (13.57%) TDD
21 383 (13.47%) MySQL
22 352 (12.38%) C++
23 351 (12.34%) Open Source
24 328 (11.53%) Configuration Management
25 315 (11.08%) HTML
26 311 (10.94%) PostgreSQL
27 300 (10.55%) Windows
28 297 (10.44%) Oracle
29 292 (10.27%) Django
30 285 (10.02%) Apache

Python
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 285 (10.02%) Apache
2 199 (7.00%) Apache Spark
3 171 (6.01%) Tomcat
4 170 (5.98%) Elasticsearch
5 134 (4.71%) OpenStack
6 120 (4.22%) nginx
7 118 (4.15%) Confluence
8 73 (2.57%) WebSphere
9 65 (2.29%) SAS
10 55 (1.93%) IIS
11 47 (1.65%) JBoss
12 43 (1.51%) WebLogic
13 39 (1.37%) Apache Pig
14 34 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
15 33 (1.16%) CMS
16 29 (1.02%) Jetty
17 28 (0.98%) Mule ESB
18 23 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
19 21 (0.74%) Drupal
19 21 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 65 (2.29%) MS Excel
2 22 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
3 19 (0.67%) MS Office
4 16 (0.56%) SPSS
5 14 (0.49%) HipChat
6 7 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.18%) Mathematica
8 4 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.11%) Mingle
9 3 (0.11%) Stata
10 2 (0.070%) FrameMaker
10 2 (0.070%) InVision
10 2 (0.070%) MS PowerPoint
11 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.035%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.035%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 21 (0.74%) RMDS
2 13 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.35%) ION MarketView
4 7 (0.25%) Unica
5 3 (0.11%) Magento
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.070%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.070%) Documaker
6 2 (0.070%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.070%) Odoo
6 2 (0.070%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.035%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.035%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.035%) Maximo
7 1 (0.035%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.035%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.035%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 698 (24.54%) Amazon AWS
2 176 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 115 (4.04%) AWS CloudFormation
4 98 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
4 98 (3.45%) GitHub
5 71 (2.50%) PaaS
6 51 (1.79%) Amazon S3
7 50 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
8 45 (1.58%) IaaS
9 39 (1.37%) SaaS
10 37 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
11 35 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 21 (0.74%) Heroku
13 19 (0.67%) Google Apps
14 18 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 17 (0.60%) CloudFront
16 16 (0.56%) OpenShift
17 13 (0.46%) Route 53
18 12 (0.42%) Google App Engine
19 11 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 209 (7.35%) HTTP
2 201 (7.07%) TCP/IP
3 185 (6.50%) Firewall
4 175 (6.15%) DNS
5 105 (3.69%) SSL
6 83 (2.92%) LDAP
6 83 (2.92%) VPN
7 53 (1.86%) Internet
8 43 (1.51%) SAN
9 38 (1.34%) LAN
10 33 (1.16%) Reverse Proxy
10 33 (1.16%) WAN
11 31 (1.09%) MQTT
12 30 (1.05%) RTSP
13 25 (0.88%) DMZ
13 25 (0.88%) ICMP
14 22 (0.77%) Kerberos
14 22 (0.77%) NAS
15 20 (0.70%) VoIP
16 19 (0.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 383 (13.47%) MySQL
2 311 (10.94%) PostgreSQL
3 285 (10.02%) Big Data
4 270 (9.49%) Hadoop
5 252 (8.86%) NoSQL
6 232 (8.16%) MongoDB
7 196 (6.89%) SQL Server
8 172 (6.05%) Relational Database
9 108 (3.80%) Apache Hive
10 82 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
11 77 (2.71%) Oracle Database
12 68 (2.39%) RDBMS
13 65 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
14 64 (2.25%) Redis
15 61 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
16 47 (1.65%) HBase
17 41 (1.44%) Sqoop
18 39 (1.37%) DB2
18 39 (1.37%) QlikView
19 36 (1.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 557 (19.59%) Jenkins
2 456 (16.03%) Git (software)
3 207 (7.28%) JIRA
4 154 (5.41%) Subversion
5 94 (3.31%) Maven
6 84 (2.95%) TeamCity
7 77 (2.71%) Hudson
8 76 (2.67%) Vagrant
9 68 (2.39%) Sonatype Nexus
10 57 (2.00%) Ant
10 57 (2.00%) Selenium
11 51 (1.79%) SonarQube
12 46 (1.62%) Artifactory
12 46 (1.62%) Mercurial
13 45 (1.58%) Travis CI
14 44 (1.55%) WebDriver
15 43 (1.51%) Gerrit
16 42 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 40 (1.41%) Cucumber
17 40 (1.41%) gulp
General
1 531 (18.67%) Finance
2 285 (10.02%) Banking
3 124 (4.36%) Front Office
4 111 (3.90%) Investment Banking
5 107 (3.76%) Retail
6 76 (2.67%) Marketing
7 51 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 44 (1.55%) Financial Institution
9 24 (0.84%) Publishing
10 23 (0.81%) Back Office
10 23 (0.81%) Games
11 20 (0.70%) Advertising
12 18 (0.63%) Electronics
13 14 (0.49%) Manufacturing
14 11 (0.39%) Law
15 10 (0.35%) French Language
16 9 (0.32%) Legal
17 6 (0.21%) German Language
18 4 (0.14%) Spanish Language
19 3 (0.11%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 999 (35.13%) Developer
2 619 (21.77%) DevOps Engineer
3 508 (17.86%) Python Developer
4 227 (7.98%) Linux Engineer
5 187 (6.58%) Analyst
6 180 (6.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 179 (6.29%) AWS Engineer
8 168 (5.91%) AWS DevOps
8 168 (5.91%) Senior Developer
9 135 (4.75%) Java Developer
10 127 (4.47%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 108 (3.80%) Architect
11 108 (3.80%) C++ Developer
12 102 (3.59%) Administrator
13 101 (3.55%) Cloud Engineer
14 96 (3.38%) Data Scientist
15 75 (2.64%) Data Engineer
16 73 (2.57%) Senior DevOps
17 70 (2.46%) Consultant
18 65 (2.29%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (11.08%) HTML
2 292 (10.27%) Django
3 247 (8.68%) CSS
4 241 (8.47%) Web Services
5 176 (6.19%) AngularJS
6 154 (5.41%) Node.js
7 147 (5.17%) LAMP
8 142 (4.99%) REST
9 127 (4.47%) JSON
10 125 (4.40%) Flask
11 124 (4.36%) HTML5
12 117 (4.11%) .NET
13 102 (3.59%) RabbitMQ
14 101 (3.55%) XML
15 92 (3.23%) CSS3
15 92 (3.23%) Kafka
16 86 (3.02%) RESTful
17 84 (2.95%) ELK Stack
18 76 (2.67%) jQuery
19 69 (2.43%) React
Miscellaneous
1 183 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
2 146 (5.13%) Computer Science
3 117 (4.11%) Visualisation
4 115 (4.04%) Public Cloud
5 111 (3.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 107 (3.76%) Algorithms
7 96 (3.38%) Mathematics
8 94 (3.31%) Statistics
9 69 (2.43%) Clustering
10 67 (2.36%) Data Centre
11 62 (2.18%) Fixed Income
12 61 (2.14%) Derivative
13 60 (2.11%) User Experience
14 48 (1.69%) Hedge funds
15 46 (1.62%) Data Structures
16 42 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
17 36 (1.27%) Credit Risk
17 36 (1.27%) Market Risk
17 36 (1.27%) Private Cloud
18 35 (1.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1352 (47.54%) Linux
2 477 (16.77%) Unix
3 300 (10.55%) Windows
4 149 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 138 (4.85%) CentOS
6 118 (4.15%) Ubuntu
7 54 (1.90%) Windows Server
8 53 (1.86%) Android
9 45 (1.58%) Apple iOS
10 41 (1.44%) AIX
11 40 (1.41%) Solaris
12 35 (1.23%) Mac OS X
13 26 (0.91%) Mac OS
13 26 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
14 22 (0.77%) Debian
15 19 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 14 (0.49%) VMS
18 13 (0.46%) SUSE
19 11 (0.39%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1048 (36.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1006 (35.37%) DevOps
3 538 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
4 386 (13.57%) TDD
5 351 (12.34%) Open Source
6 328 (11.53%) Configuration Management
7 245 (8.61%) Scrum
8 231 (8.12%) BDD
9 230 (8.09%) Analytics
10 222 (7.81%) Continuous Delivery
11 201 (7.07%) High Availability
12 198 (6.96%) OO
13 192 (6.75%) E-Commerce
13 192 (6.75%) Software Engineering
14 155 (5.45%) Load Balancing
15 146 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
16 132 (4.64%) Machine Learning
17 128 (4.50%) SDLC
18 124 (4.36%) Migration
19 123 (4.32%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 906 (31.86%) Java
2 727 (25.56%) Ruby
3 667 (23.45%) Perl
4 597 (20.99%) SQL
5 552 (19.41%) Bash Shell
6 447 (15.72%) JavaScript
7 352 (12.38%) C++
8 258 (9.07%) PHP
9 243 (8.54%) Scala
10 231 (8.12%) R
11 212 (7.45%) C#
12 199 (7.00%) Shell Script
13 190 (6.68%) PowerShell
14 147 (5.17%) C
15 139 (4.89%) Go
16 52 (1.83%) PL/SQL
16 52 (1.83%) VBA
17 48 (1.69%) Clojure
18 40 (1.41%) MATLAB
19 39 (1.37%) Korn
Qualifications
1 228 (8.02%) Degree
2 156 (5.49%) Security Cleared
3 85 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 60 (2.11%) PhD
5 45 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 41 (1.44%) DV Cleared
7 32 (1.13%) CISSP
8 17 (0.60%) CHECK Team Member
8 17 (0.60%) ISEB
9 16 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (0.49%) CCNA
10 14 (0.49%) CISM
11 13 (0.46%) CCNP
11 13 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (0.42%) CISA
13 11 (0.39%) ISTQB
14 9 (0.32%) RHCE
15 8 (0.28%) BC Cleared
15 8 (0.28%) RHCA
15 8 (0.28%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (3.83%) QA
2 27 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 19 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 15 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.21%) SDET
7 4 (0.14%) SLA
8 3 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.070%) Basel III
10 1 (0.035%) GCP
10 1 (0.035%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.035%) MiFID
10 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.035%) WAI
System Software
1 425 (14.94%) Docker
2 136 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (3.41%) Active Directory
4 51 (1.79%) HDFS
5 45 (1.58%) Apache Flume
6 44 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
7 40 (1.41%) Xen
8 30 (1.05%) GlusterFS
9 29 (1.02%) KVM
10 28 (0.98%) NFS
11 27 (0.95%) vCloud
12 26 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
13 25 (0.88%) GFS2
13 25 (0.88%) OCFS2
14 22 (0.77%) vSphere
15 21 (0.74%) iptables
16 13 (0.46%) Ceph
16 13 (0.46%) Hyper-V
17 10 (0.35%) XenServer
18 9 (0.32%) Squid
Systems Management
1 695 (24.44%) Puppet
2 508 (17.86%) Ansible
3 486 (17.09%) Opscode Chef
4 115 (4.04%) Nagios
5 102 (3.59%) Terraform
6 98 (3.45%) logstash
7 97 (3.41%) Kibana
8 77 (2.71%) Kubernetes
9 63 (2.22%) HAProxy
10 53 (1.86%) Salt
10 53 (1.86%) ZABBIX
11 35 (1.23%) Control-M
12 32 (1.13%) Packer
13 31 (1.09%) Mesos
14 29 (1.02%) CFEngine
15 27 (0.95%) Hadoop YARN
15 27 (0.95%) SCCM
16 26 (0.91%) SELinux
17 22 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
18 21 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 297 (10.44%) Oracle
2 203 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 194 (6.82%) VMware
4 150 (5.27%) Splunk
5 102 (3.59%) Atlassian
6 91 (3.20%) Google
7 88 (3.09%) Microsoft
8 69 (2.43%) IBM
9 66 (2.32%) Cisco
10 63 (2.22%) Tableau
11 45 (1.58%) HP
11 45 (1.58%) SaltStack
12 44 (1.55%) Rackspace
13 40 (1.41%) TIBCO
14 36 (1.27%) Cloudera
15 35 (1.23%) CheckPoint
16 32 (1.13%) Informatica
16 32 (1.13%) Teradata
17 30 (1.05%) EMC
17 30 (1.05%) Sybase
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