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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 33 48 51
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +3
Contract jobs citing Python 1300 928 867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.87% 3.95% 3.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.35% 9.30% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 683 677
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 1
Median hourly rate £23.21 £47.83 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.48% +91.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +54.00%
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
9738 9981 9773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.98% 42.52% 41.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7319 7283 6991
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 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 91 66
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.78 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.98% -18.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £16.46 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.17 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +21 225 £500 - 119
Croydon -4 17 £393 -10.28%
Harrow - 10 £495 -
Docklands, London +15 5 £525 -12.50%
Canary Wharf - 5 £365 -
Bromley - 5 £700 - 1
Westminster - 4 £475 -
Feltham - 3 £434 -
Hammersmith 0 1 - - 1
Osterley -6 1 £503 +9.23%
Chiswick - 1 - -
Barnet - 1 £400 -
Twickenham - 1 £388 -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1248 (48.07%) Linux
2 939 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
3 862 (33.20%) DevOps
4 828 (31.90%) Java
5 677 (26.08%) Puppet
6 674 (25.96%) Ruby
7 671 (25.85%) Perl
8 593 (22.84%) Amazon AWS
9 535 (20.61%) Finance
10 529 (20.38%) SQL
11 495 (19.07%) Continuous Integration
12 492 (18.95%) Bash Shell
13 473 (18.22%) Unix
14 463 (17.84%) Jenkins
15 446 (17.18%) Opscode Chef
16 441 (16.99%) JavaScript
17 416 (16.02%) Git (software)
18 409 (15.76%) Ansible
19 367 (14.14%) C++
20 343 (13.21%) Docker
21 334 (12.87%) TDD
22 322 (12.40%) MySQL
22 322 (12.40%) Configuration Management
23 300 (11.56%) HTML
24 299 (11.52%) Windows
25 281 (10.82%) Open Source
26 280 (10.79%) Banking
27 263 (10.13%) Oracle
28 252 (9.71%) Apache
29 247 (9.51%) Scrum

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
1 252 (9.71%) Apache
2 161 (6.20%) Apache Spark
3 153 (5.89%) Tomcat
4 139 (5.35%) OpenStack
5 108 (4.16%) Confluence
6 101 (3.89%) nginx
7 99 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
8 72 (2.77%) WebSphere
9 68 (2.62%) SAS
10 65 (2.50%) IIS
11 44 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
12 43 (1.66%) Apache Pig
13 40 (1.54%) JBoss
14 38 (1.46%) WebLogic
15 31 (1.19%) Jetty
16 29 (1.12%) CMS
16 29 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
17 23 (0.89%) uWSGI
18 19 (0.73%) IBM HTTP Server
19 13 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 63 (2.43%) MS Excel
2 25 (0.96%) MS Office
3 21 (0.81%) HipChat
4 20 (0.77%) SPSS
5 16 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.12%) Mathematica
8 3 (0.12%) Mingle
9 2 (0.077%) InVision
10 1 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.039%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.039%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.42%) ION MarketView
3 8 (0.31%) RMDS
4 3 (0.12%) BigMachines
4 3 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.12%) Eikon
4 3 (0.12%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.077%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.077%) Documaker
5 2 (0.077%) Magento
5 2 (0.077%) Odoo
5 2 (0.077%) Oracle FAH
5 2 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.077%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.039%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.039%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.039%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 593 (22.84%) Amazon AWS
2 143 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 77 (2.97%) GitHub
5 73 (2.81%) Amazon EC2
6 59 (2.27%) PaaS
7 48 (1.85%) SaaS
8 43 (1.66%) Amazon S3
9 41 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
10 40 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
11 39 (1.50%) IaaS
12 22 (0.85%) Google App Engine
13 18 (0.69%) CloudFront
14 17 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 17 (0.65%) Google Apps
14 17 (0.65%) Heroku
15 12 (0.46%) Route 53
16 11 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
16 11 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
16 11 (0.42%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 173 (6.66%) HTTP
2 169 (6.51%) TCP/IP
3 156 (6.01%) DNS
4 124 (4.78%) Firewall
5 85 (3.27%) SSL
6 79 (3.04%) LDAP
7 55 (2.12%) VPN
8 51 (1.96%) SAN
9 50 (1.93%) Internet
10 39 (1.50%) LAN
11 37 (1.43%) WAN
12 29 (1.12%) Kerberos
13 24 (0.92%) NAS
14 21 (0.81%) DHCP
15 18 (0.69%) DMZ
15 18 (0.69%) DVB
15 18 (0.69%) FTP
16 17 (0.65%) SMTP
17 15 (0.58%) SNMP
17 15 (0.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (12.40%) MySQL
2 232 (8.94%) PostgreSQL
3 228 (8.78%) Big Data
4 225 (8.67%) MongoDB
5 213 (8.20%) NoSQL
6 206 (7.94%) Hadoop
7 175 (6.74%) Relational Database
7 175 (6.74%) SQL Server
8 108 (4.16%) Apache Hive
9 73 (2.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 72 (2.77%) RDBMS
11 71 (2.73%) Oracle Database
12 51 (1.96%) Redis
13 46 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
14 42 (1.62%) HBase
15 34 (1.31%) DB2
16 33 (1.27%) Data Mining
16 33 (1.27%) QlikView
17 32 (1.23%) OLTP
18 30 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 463 (17.84%) Jenkins
2 416 (16.02%) Git (software)
3 221 (8.51%) JIRA
4 151 (5.82%) Subversion
5 98 (3.78%) Maven
6 90 (3.47%) TeamCity
7 82 (3.16%) Hudson
8 72 (2.77%) Selenium
9 71 (2.73%) Sonatype Nexus
10 68 (2.62%) Vagrant
11 54 (2.08%) Cucumber
12 53 (2.04%) Artifactory
13 48 (1.85%) SonarQube
13 48 (1.85%) WebDriver
14 46 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 45 (1.73%) Ant
16 34 (1.31%) JUnit
17 29 (1.12%) gulp
18 25 (0.96%) Gerrit
19 24 (0.92%) Jasmine
General
1 535 (20.61%) Finance
2 280 (10.79%) Banking
3 114 (4.39%) Front Office
4 92 (3.54%) Investment Banking
5 87 (3.35%) Retail
6 62 (2.39%) Marketing
7 50 (1.93%) Telecoms
8 36 (1.39%) Financial Institution
9 26 (1.00%) Publishing
10 20 (0.77%) Back Office
11 19 (0.73%) Games
12 15 (0.58%) Electronics
13 13 (0.50%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.46%) Advertising
15 10 (0.39%) French Language
15 10 (0.39%) Law
16 6 (0.23%) German Language
17 5 (0.19%) Legal
17 5 (0.19%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.12%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 974 (37.52%) Developer
2 566 (21.80%) DevOps Engineer
3 471 (18.14%) Python Developer
4 234 (9.01%) Linux Engineer
5 182 (7.01%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 159 (6.12%) AWS Engineer
7 148 (5.70%) AWS DevOps
8 139 (5.35%) Java Developer
8 139 (5.35%) Senior Developer
9 136 (5.24%) Analyst
10 130 (5.01%) C++ Developer
10 130 (5.01%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 96 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
11 96 (3.70%) Data Scientist
12 89 (3.43%) Administrator
13 74 (2.85%) Architect
14 72 (2.77%) Consultant
15 64 (2.47%) Automation Engineer
16 63 (2.43%) Senior DevOps
17 61 (2.35%) Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 300 (11.56%) HTML
2 243 (9.36%) CSS
2 243 (9.36%) Django
3 213 (8.20%) Web Services
4 166 (6.39%) Node.js
5 158 (6.09%) AngularJS
6 142 (5.47%) .NET
7 133 (5.12%) REST
8 130 (5.01%) HTML5
9 121 (4.66%) LAMP
10 102 (3.93%) Flask
11 99 (3.81%) XML
12 94 (3.62%) CSS3
13 80 (3.08%) RabbitMQ
14 78 (3.00%) jQuery
14 78 (3.00%) RESTful
15 76 (2.93%) JSON
16 68 (2.62%) Spring
17 65 (2.50%) ELK Stack
18 64 (2.47%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 177 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 129 (4.97%) Computer Science
3 115 (4.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 88 (3.39%) Mathematics
4 88 (3.39%) Visualisation
5 85 (3.27%) Statistics
6 77 (2.97%) Fixed Income
7 73 (2.81%) Algorithms
8 66 (2.54%) Data Centre
9 59 (2.27%) Clustering
9 59 (2.27%) Derivative
10 55 (2.12%) Public Cloud
11 51 (1.96%) User Experience
12 46 (1.77%) Fintech
13 45 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
14 42 (1.62%) Management Information System
15 40 (1.54%) Hedge funds
16 35 (1.35%) STB
17 31 (1.19%) Equities
18 30 (1.16%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1248 (48.07%) Linux
2 473 (18.22%) Unix
3 299 (11.52%) Windows
4 169 (6.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 106 (4.08%) CentOS
6 89 (3.43%) Windows Server
7 82 (3.16%) Ubuntu
8 55 (2.12%) Solaris
9 50 (1.93%) AIX
10 48 (1.85%) Android
11 44 (1.69%) Mac OS X
12 37 (1.43%) Apple iOS
13 30 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 22 (0.85%) Debian
15 21 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 21 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
16 20 (0.77%) Mac OS
17 19 (0.73%) VMS
18 10 (0.39%) CoreOS
18 10 (0.39%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 939 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 862 (33.20%) DevOps
3 495 (19.07%) Continuous Integration
4 334 (12.87%) TDD
5 322 (12.40%) Configuration Management
6 281 (10.82%) Open Source
7 247 (9.51%) Scrum
8 207 (7.97%) Analytics
9 203 (7.82%) Continuous Delivery
10 193 (7.43%) BDD
11 184 (7.09%) OO
12 168 (6.47%) Software Engineering
13 158 (6.09%) E-Commerce
14 141 (5.43%) High Availability
15 126 (4.85%) Machine Learning
16 122 (4.70%) SDLC
17 117 (4.51%) ITIL
18 110 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
19 109 (4.20%) Migration
19 109 (4.20%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 828 (31.90%) Java
2 674 (25.96%) Ruby
3 671 (25.85%) Perl
4 529 (20.38%) SQL
5 492 (18.95%) Bash Shell
6 441 (16.99%) JavaScript
7 367 (14.14%) C++
8 243 (9.36%) Scala
9 224 (8.63%) PowerShell
10 212 (8.17%) C#
11 203 (7.82%) PHP
12 198 (7.63%) Shell Script
13 187 (7.20%) R
14 100 (3.85%) C
15 98 (3.78%) Go
16 63 (2.43%) VBA
17 55 (2.12%) Clojure
18 49 (1.89%) PL/SQL
19 43 (1.66%) Groovy
20 42 (1.62%) Jython
Qualifications
1 199 (7.67%) Degree
2 134 (5.16%) Security Cleared
3 72 (2.77%) PhD
3 72 (2.77%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
5 30 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 22 (0.85%) CISSP
7 20 (0.77%) ISEB
8 18 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (0.65%) ISTQB
10 14 (0.54%) CCNA
11 13 (0.50%) CISM
12 11 (0.42%) CCNP
12 11 (0.42%) CISA
13 9 (0.35%) CEH
14 8 (0.31%) GIAC
14 8 (0.31%) SAS Certification
15 7 (0.27%) CCA
15 7 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (3.39%) QA
2 16 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.23%) SDET
7 5 (0.19%) SLA
8 2 (0.077%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.077%) Basel III
8 2 (0.077%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.039%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.039%) MiFID
9 1 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.039%) WAI
System Software
1 343 (13.21%) Docker
2 109 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (3.47%) Active Directory
4 39 (1.50%) KVM
4 39 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (1.31%) HDFS
5 34 (1.31%) vSphere
6 32 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
6 32 (1.23%) Xen
7 26 (1.00%) Apache Flume
8 25 (0.96%) NFS
9 24 (0.92%) GlusterFS
9 24 (0.92%) vCloud
10 20 (0.77%) VMware ESX
11 17 (0.65%) iptables
12 16 (0.62%) Hyper-V
13 15 (0.58%) Ceph
13 15 (0.58%) GFS2
13 15 (0.58%) OCFS2
14 13 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 677 (26.08%) Puppet
2 446 (17.18%) Opscode Chef
3 409 (15.76%) Ansible
4 136 (5.24%) Nagios
5 75 (2.89%) logstash
6 74 (2.85%) Terraform
7 73 (2.81%) Kubernetes
8 72 (2.77%) Kibana
9 53 (2.04%) HAProxy
10 51 (1.96%) Salt
11 38 (1.46%) ZABBIX
12 36 (1.39%) SCCM
13 33 (1.27%) Control-M
14 29 (1.12%) Mesos
15 25 (0.96%) Graphite
16 24 (0.92%) Packer
17 22 (0.85%) Grafana
17 22 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
17 22 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
18 21 (0.81%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 263 (10.13%) Oracle
2 222 (8.55%) Red Hat
3 190 (7.32%) VMware
4 141 (5.43%) Splunk
5 112 (4.31%) Microsoft
6 95 (3.66%) Atlassian
7 83 (3.20%) Google
8 70 (2.70%) IBM
9 61 (2.35%) Cisco
10 59 (2.27%) HP
11 48 (1.85%) Tableau
12 35 (1.35%) Informatica
13 33 (1.27%) Cloudera
13 33 (1.27%) Rackspace
13 33 (1.27%) TIBCO
14 32 (1.23%) Apple
14 32 (1.23%) Sybase
15 30 (1.16%) EMC
16 24 (0.92%) SAP
17 23 (0.89%) Citrix
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £225 - £275 per day
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London
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West London
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Central London / West End
Intelletec
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London
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Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
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Client Server
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London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + based on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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London
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Rate: £400 - £480 per day
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City, London
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Rate: £500 - £525 per day
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London
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London
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London
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