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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
England / London
Rank 17 32 42
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +10
Contract jobs citing Python 1500 1152 945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.76% 5.46% 4.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.09% 12.98% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1125 848 699
Median daily rate £513 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 8
Median hourly rate £43.50 £47.83 £25.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.05% +85.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.49 £25.46 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £30.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
8778 8877 9015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.43% 42.08% 42.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6561 6580 6680
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 62 46
Median hourly rate £46.75 £40.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.87% +46.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.65 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £41.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.88%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +16 200 £500 - 123
Canary Wharf +9 17 £553 +31.54%
New Malden +1 8 - -
Docklands, London +5 7 £543 +14.21%
Croydon -3 6 £775 +93.75% 1
Bromley - 4 £550 -
Osterley +4 3 £450 -3.22%
Harrow +3 3 £515 +5.64%
Westminster -3 1 £550 +4.76%
Hammersmith -7 1 £400 -15.75%
Wimbledon - 1 £175 - 1
Southwark - 1 £480 -
Uxbridge - 1 £300 - 1
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 1255 (39.72%) Linux
2 1137 (35.98%) Java
3 1097 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
4 1031 (32.63%) DevOps
5 710 (22.47%) Amazon AWS
6 686 (21.71%) SQL
7 640 (20.25%) Puppet
8 630 (19.94%) Big Data
9 598 (18.92%) Perl
10 591 (18.70%) Bash Shell
11 584 (18.48%) Ansible
12 583 (18.45%) Ruby
13 579 (18.32%) Finance
14 572 (18.10%) Hadoop
15 563 (17.82%) Jenkins
16 506 (16.01%) Unix
17 505 (15.98%) Git (software)
18 487 (15.41%) Apache Spark
19 486 (15.38%) Docker
20 476 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
21 449 (14.21%) Scala
22 422 (13.35%) JavaScript
23 402 (12.72%) Opscode Chef
24 399 (12.63%) R
25 374 (11.84%) Banking
26 368 (11.65%) Configuration Management
27 364 (11.52%) Open Source
28 356 (11.27%) Analytics
29 355 (11.23%) C++
30 343 (10.85%) TDD

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
1 487 (15.41%) Apache Spark
2 236 (7.47%) Apache
3 218 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
4 129 (4.08%) nginx
5 106 (3.35%) Tomcat
6 97 (3.07%) Apache Pig
6 97 (3.07%) Confluence
7 85 (2.69%) OpenStack
8 65 (2.06%) SAS
9 57 (1.80%) Apache Solr
10 49 (1.55%) Cloud Foundry
11 42 (1.33%) WebSphere
12 33 (1.04%) IIS
13 28 (0.89%) CMS
14 24 (0.76%) WebLogic
15 22 (0.70%) JBoss
16 21 (0.66%) Jetty
17 20 (0.63%) Mule ESB
18 18 (0.57%) Jupyter
18 18 (0.57%) WildFly
Applications
1 52 (1.65%) MS Excel
2 29 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
3 24 (0.76%) SPSS
4 14 (0.44%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.13%) Stata
6 3 (0.095%) GNU Octave
6 3 (0.095%) Mathematica
6 3 (0.095%) Weka
7 2 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.063%) FrameMaker
7 2 (0.063%) MS Office
7 2 (0.063%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.063%) Simulink
8 1 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.032%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 22 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.35%) RMDS
3 8 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.13%) FINCAD Analytics
5 3 (0.095%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.095%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.095%) Unica
6 2 (0.063%) Front Arena
6 2 (0.063%) Magento
6 2 (0.063%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.063%) Relativity
6 2 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.063%) Ringtail
6 2 (0.063%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 1 (0.032%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.032%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.032%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.032%) Maximo
7 1 (0.032%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.032%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 710 (22.47%) Amazon AWS
2 218 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 126 (3.99%) Amazon EC2
4 117 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
5 97 (3.07%) GitHub
6 89 (2.82%) PaaS
7 85 (2.69%) Amazon S3
8 79 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
9 67 (2.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 60 (1.90%) IaaS
11 52 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
12 46 (1.46%) Amazon Kinesis
13 43 (1.36%) Amazon EMR
14 33 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
15 28 (0.89%) SaaS
16 25 (0.79%) Route 53
17 22 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 21 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
18 21 (0.66%) Datadog
19 16 (0.51%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 196 (6.20%) HTTP
2 162 (5.13%) TCP/IP
3 148 (4.68%) Firewall
4 107 (3.39%) DNS
5 93 (2.94%) LDAP
6 81 (2.56%) SSL
7 74 (2.34%) Internet
8 51 (1.61%) Kerberos
9 47 (1.49%) VPN
10 37 (1.17%) MQTT
11 36 (1.14%) RTSP
12 33 (1.04%) SAN
13 27 (0.85%) Reverse Proxy
14 26 (0.82%) Network Security
15 18 (0.57%) DHCP
16 14 (0.44%) DMZ
16 14 (0.44%) Multicast
17 13 (0.41%) LAN
17 13 (0.41%) SNMP
17 13 (0.41%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 630 (19.94%) Big Data
2 572 (18.10%) Hadoop
3 309 (9.78%) NoSQL
4 308 (9.75%) PostgreSQL
5 285 (9.02%) Apache Hive
6 280 (8.86%) MySQL
7 231 (7.31%) Relational Database
8 228 (7.22%) MongoDB
9 173 (5.47%) SQL Server
10 142 (4.49%) Apache Cassandra
11 106 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
12 103 (3.26%) HBase
13 93 (2.94%) RDBMS
14 77 (2.44%) Sqoop
15 75 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
16 74 (2.34%) Redis
17 58 (1.84%) Impala
18 50 (1.58%) QlikView
19 49 (1.55%) Oracle Database
20 44 (1.39%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 563 (17.82%) Jenkins
2 505 (15.98%) Git (software)
3 225 (7.12%) JIRA
4 150 (4.75%) Subversion
5 125 (3.96%) Maven
6 93 (2.94%) TeamCity
7 83 (2.63%) Selenium
8 64 (2.03%) Vagrant
9 58 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 51 (1.61%) Gradle
11 48 (1.52%) Mercurial
11 48 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
12 43 (1.36%) Cucumber
12 43 (1.36%) Hudson
13 38 (1.20%) Gerrit
14 37 (1.17%) Bitbucket
15 34 (1.08%) GitLab
16 32 (1.01%) gulp
17 30 (0.95%) Ant
17 30 (0.95%) JUnit
General
1 579 (18.32%) Finance
2 374 (11.84%) Banking
3 174 (5.51%) Investment Banking
4 149 (4.72%) Front Office
5 105 (3.32%) Marketing
6 78 (2.47%) Retail
7 72 (2.28%) Telecoms
8 52 (1.65%) Financial Institution
9 34 (1.08%) Games
10 28 (0.89%) Electronics
11 24 (0.76%) Publishing
12 23 (0.73%) Law
13 22 (0.70%) Manufacturing
14 15 (0.47%) Advertising
15 10 (0.32%) Back Office
15 10 (0.32%) Legal
16 5 (0.16%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.13%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.095%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1127 (35.66%) Developer
2 623 (19.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 518 (16.39%) Python Developer
4 220 (6.96%) Data Engineer
5 209 (6.61%) AWS Engineer
6 208 (6.58%) Linux Engineer
7 196 (6.20%) Analyst
8 193 (6.11%) AWS DevOps
9 170 (5.38%) Java Developer
10 159 (5.03%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 153 (4.84%) Data Scientist
12 149 (4.72%) Big Data Engineer
13 147 (4.65%) Senior Developer
14 125 (3.96%) Architect
15 118 (3.73%) C++ Developer
16 116 (3.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 108 (3.42%) Administrator
18 103 (3.26%) Consultant
19 88 (2.78%) Data Analyst
20 87 (2.75%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (9.43%) HTML
2 288 (9.11%) Django
3 259 (8.20%) Kafka
4 251 (7.94%) CSS
5 239 (7.56%) Web Services
6 185 (5.85%) JSON
7 177 (5.60%) REST
8 141 (4.46%) Node.js
8 141 (4.46%) XML
9 138 (4.37%) AngularJS
10 124 (3.92%) Elastic Stack
11 122 (3.86%) Flask
12 121 (3.83%) .NET
13 103 (3.26%) Spring
14 101 (3.20%) RESTful
15 99 (3.13%) LAMP
16 96 (3.04%) HTML5
17 86 (2.72%) jQuery
18 78 (2.47%) RabbitMQ
19 76 (2.41%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 221 (6.99%) Computer Science
2 202 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 199 (6.30%) Algorithms
4 96 (3.04%) Public Cloud
5 71 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 70 (2.22%) Fixed Income
7 63 (1.99%) Data Structures
8 59 (1.87%) Data Centre
9 58 (1.84%) Credit Risk
10 50 (1.58%) User Experience
11 49 (1.55%) Management Information System
12 46 (1.46%) Fintech
13 44 (1.39%) Derivative
14 43 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
15 36 (1.14%) Clustering
15 36 (1.14%) Video on Demand
16 35 (1.11%) Market Risk
17 29 (0.92%) Hedge funds
18 27 (0.85%) Equities
19 23 (0.73%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1255 (39.72%) Linux
2 506 (16.01%) Unix
3 269 (8.51%) Windows
4 180 (5.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 160 (5.06%) CentOS
6 126 (3.99%) Ubuntu
7 49 (1.55%) Android
8 42 (1.33%) Apple iOS
8 42 (1.33%) Windows Server
9 41 (1.30%) Solaris
10 30 (0.95%) AIX
11 24 (0.76%) Mac OS
11 24 (0.76%) Mac OS X
11 24 (0.76%) SUSE
12 19 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (0.35%) Debian
15 10 (0.32%) FreeBSD
16 8 (0.25%) HPUX
16 8 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1097 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 1031 (32.63%) DevOps
3 476 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
4 368 (11.65%) Configuration Management
5 364 (11.52%) Open Source
6 356 (11.27%) Analytics
7 343 (10.85%) TDD
8 262 (8.29%) Scrum
9 246 (7.78%) Machine Learning
10 224 (7.09%) OO
11 211 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
12 200 (6.33%) High Availability
13 198 (6.27%) Software Engineering
14 196 (6.20%) Continuous Delivery
15 160 (5.06%) Mathematics
16 157 (4.97%) BDD
17 156 (4.94%) Microservices
17 156 (4.94%) Statistics
18 154 (4.87%) E-Commerce
19 147 (4.65%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1137 (35.98%) Java
2 686 (21.71%) SQL
3 598 (18.92%) Perl
4 591 (18.70%) Bash Shell
5 583 (18.45%) Ruby
6 449 (14.21%) Scala
7 422 (13.35%) JavaScript
8 399 (12.63%) R
9 355 (11.23%) C++
10 228 (7.22%) PHP
11 211 (6.68%) C#
12 209 (6.61%) C
13 196 (6.20%) Shell Script
14 156 (4.94%) Go
15 102 (3.23%) PowerShell
16 73 (2.31%) MATLAB
17 48 (1.52%) Groovy
18 34 (1.08%) Clojure
19 32 (1.01%) T-SQL
20 31 (0.98%) VBA
Qualifications
1 248 (7.85%) Degree
2 128 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 94 (2.97%) PhD
4 78 (2.47%) SC Cleared
5 27 (0.85%) DV Cleared
6 19 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (0.60%) CISSP
7 14 (0.44%) AWS Certification
8 13 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (0.41%) CCNP
9 9 (0.28%) RHCE
10 8 (0.25%) CCNA
10 8 (0.25%) RHCSA
11 7 (0.22%) CCA
11 7 (0.22%) CCIE
11 7 (0.22%) CISM
11 7 (0.22%) GIAC
11 7 (0.22%) ISEB
12 6 (0.19%) RHCA
13 5 (0.16%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (4.46%) QA
2 46 (1.46%) Data Quality
3 29 (0.92%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.19%) SDET
5 4 (0.13%) GCP
5 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.095%) MiFID
6 3 (0.095%) SLA
7 2 (0.063%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
7 2 (0.063%) IAS 39
7 2 (0.063%) IFRS
7 2 (0.063%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.063%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.032%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.032%) EMIR
8 1 (0.032%) FATCA
8 1 (0.032%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.032%) WCAG
System Software
1 486 (15.38%) Docker
2 105 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (2.85%) HDFS
4 74 (2.34%) Active Directory
5 57 (1.80%) Apache Flume
6 43 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
7 29 (0.92%) Xen
8 28 (0.89%) NFS
9 22 (0.70%) KVM
10 15 (0.47%) GlusterFS
10 15 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (0.41%) vCloud
12 11 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 10 (0.32%) Snort
13 10 (0.32%) VMware ESX
14 9 (0.28%) iptables
15 8 (0.25%) BitLocker
15 8 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
15 8 (0.25%) XenApp
15 8 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 640 (20.25%) Puppet
2 584 (18.48%) Ansible
3 402 (12.72%) Opscode Chef
4 162 (5.13%) Terraform
5 122 (3.86%) Kubernetes
6 111 (3.51%) logstash
7 102 (3.23%) Kibana
8 92 (2.91%) Nagios
9 79 (2.50%) Salt
10 75 (2.37%) Hadoop YARN
11 49 (1.55%) Mesos
12 46 (1.46%) ZABBIX
13 42 (1.33%) HAProxy
14 40 (1.27%) Graphite
15 31 (0.98%) Oozie
16 29 (0.92%) Grafana
17 24 (0.76%) Packer
18 20 (0.63%) Zenoss
19 19 (0.60%) Rancher
19 19 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 264 (8.35%) Oracle
2 220 (6.96%) Red Hat
3 165 (5.22%) VMware
4 125 (3.96%) Splunk
5 111 (3.51%) Google
6 110 (3.48%) Tableau
7 78 (2.47%) Microsoft
8 74 (2.34%) Atlassian
9 65 (2.06%) SaltStack
10 62 (1.96%) Sybase
11 60 (1.90%) Cloudera
12 56 (1.77%) Hortonworks
13 51 (1.61%) Teradata
14 50 (1.58%) Cisco
15 46 (1.46%) IBM
16 41 (1.30%) SAP
17 30 (0.95%) HP
17 30 (0.95%) TIBCO
18 26 (0.82%) Reuters
18 26 (0.82%) Sun
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