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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 49 55 101
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +46
Contract jobs citing Python 866 813 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.67% 3.35% 1.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.82% 7.73% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 595 348
Average daily rate
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£475 £470 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £52.50 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.38% +92.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-15.49% -2.73%
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9823 10518 10259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.60% 43.38% 39.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7033 7463 7045
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 111 158
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £51.54 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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 25 July 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
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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 208 £525 +5.00% 96
Canary Wharf +21 3 £550 -15.38%
Hammersmith +2 2 £372 -
Hounslow +2 2 £380 +1.33% 3
Isleworth - 1 £378 - 1
Croydon - 1 £570 - 2
Harrow - - - - 2
Westminster - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 657 (41.95%) Linux
2 623 (39.78%) Java
3 447 (28.54%) Perl
4 411 (26.25%) Ruby
5 395 (25.22%) SQL
6 382 (24.39%) UNIX
7 366 (23.37%) C++
8 313 (19.99%) Agile Software Development
9 297 (18.97%) JavaScript
10 280 (17.88%) Oracle
11 269 (17.18%) Finance
12 262 (16.73%) HTML
13 258 (16.48%) TDD
14 257 (16.41%) OO
15 240 (15.33%) Banking
16 230 (14.69%) Scrum
17 225 (14.37%) PHP
18 223 (14.24%) Puppet
19 220 (14.05%) Bash Shell
20 219 (13.98%) C#
21 216 (13.79%) DevOps
22 205 (13.09%) Front Office
23 196 (12.52%) Continuous Integration
24 184 (11.75%) CSS
25 176 (11.24%) Windows
25 176 (11.24%) Git (software)
26 174 (11.11%) MySQL
27 166 (10.60%) Investment Banking
28 159 (10.15%) Red Hat
28 159 (10.15%) Django

Python
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 136 (8.68%) Apache
2 81 (5.17%) WebSphere
3 66 (4.21%) WebLogic
4 65 (4.15%) Tomcat
5 60 (3.83%) Node.js
6 36 (2.30%) OpenStack
7 35 (2.23%) Apache Pig
8 30 (1.92%) IIS
9 27 (1.72%) nginx
9 27 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (1.28%) SAS
11 19 (1.21%) CMS
12 18 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 15 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
13 15 (0.96%) IBM HTTP Server
14 14 (0.89%) MQSeries
15 13 (0.83%) ArcGIS
16 12 (0.77%) WebLogic Portal
17 11 (0.70%) SharePoint
17 11 (0.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.70%) SPSS
3 7 (0.45%) MS Office
4 6 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.13%) Gephi
8 1 (0.064%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.064%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.064%) MS Project
8 1 (0.064%) Houdini
8 1 (0.064%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.064%) Maya
Business Applications
1 24 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (0.57%) Documaker
4 6 (0.38%) Oracle FAH
5 4 (0.26%) SunGard Stream Ubix
5 4 (0.26%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.19%) Front Arena
6 3 (0.19%) RMDS
6 3 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.13%) Magento
8 1 (0.064%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.064%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.064%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.064%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.064%) Murex MxG2000
8 1 (0.064%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 116 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (5.30%) Amazon EC2
3 27 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (1.28%) GitHub
6 17 (1.09%) Google App Engine
6 17 (1.09%) Amazon S3
7 12 (0.77%) SaaS
8 10 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
9 8 (0.51%) Google Compute Engine
10 7 (0.45%) ElastiCache
11 6 (0.38%) PaaS
12 4 (0.26%) Heroku
13 3 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.13%) IaaS
14 2 (0.13%) Office 365
14 2 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
15 1 (0.064%) Google Apps
15 1 (0.064%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.064%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (6.19%) HTTP
2 54 (3.45%) Internet
3 51 (3.26%) Firewall
4 46 (2.94%) TCP/IP
5 42 (2.68%) Multicast
6 33 (2.11%) LDAP
7 30 (1.92%) SSL
8 27 (1.72%) DNS
9 16 (1.02%) SAN
10 15 (0.96%) BGP
10 15 (0.96%) DVB
11 11 (0.70%) Intranet
12 10 (0.64%) HTTPS
13 8 (0.51%) Wireshark
14 6 (0.38%) VoIP
14 6 (0.38%) BIG-IP
15 5 (0.32%) iSCSI
15 5 (0.32%) NAS
15 5 (0.32%) NetScaler
16 4 (0.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (11.11%) MySQL
2 111 (7.09%) Big Data
2 111 (7.09%) Relational Database
3 108 (6.90%) NoSQL
4 104 (6.64%) Hadoop
5 102 (6.51%) MongoDB
6 87 (5.56%) SQL Server
7 76 (4.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 51 (3.26%) Apache Hive
9 48 (3.07%) RDBMS
9 48 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
10 42 (2.68%) Oracle Database
11 37 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
12 34 (2.17%) Data Mining
13 31 (1.98%) Oracle Exadata
14 24 (1.53%) CouchDB
15 23 (1.47%) Redis
16 21 (1.34%) KDB
17 20 (1.28%) Riak
18 15 (0.96%) HBase
Development Applications
1 176 (11.24%) Git (software)
2 152 (9.71%) Jenkins
3 128 (8.17%) Subversion
4 108 (6.90%) JIRA
5 63 (4.02%) Maven
6 58 (3.70%) Hudson
7 56 (3.58%) Cucumber
8 41 (2.62%) Selenium
8 41 (2.62%) Ant
9 34 (2.17%) TeamCity
10 29 (1.85%) WebDriver
11 26 (1.66%) JBehave
12 21 (1.34%) Visual Studio
13 20 (1.28%) Mercurial
14 19 (1.21%) Eclipse
15 18 (1.15%) JUnit
16 15 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (0.77%) Gerrit
17 12 (0.77%) Jasmine
17 12 (0.77%) jMock
General
1 269 (17.18%) Finance
2 240 (15.33%) Banking
3 205 (13.09%) Front Office
4 166 (10.60%) Investment Banking
5 36 (2.30%) Games
6 27 (1.72%) Publishing
7 25 (1.60%) Financial Institution
8 23 (1.47%) Back Office
9 22 (1.40%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.15%) Marketing
11 17 (1.09%) Retail
12 16 (1.02%) Billing
13 15 (0.96%) Advertising
13 15 (0.96%) Legal
14 9 (0.57%) Electronics
15 6 (0.38%) Law
16 4 (0.26%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.26%) French Language
17 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.13%) Indonesian Language
Job Titles
1 753 (48.08%) Developer
2 303 (19.35%) Python Developer
3 111 (7.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 110 (7.02%) C++ Developer
5 107 (6.83%) Analyst
6 96 (6.13%) Java Developer
7 75 (4.79%) Senior Developer
8 58 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
9 57 (3.64%) Python/Django Developer
10 53 (3.38%) Tester
11 49 (3.13%) Applications Support
12 48 (3.07%) Administrator
13 42 (2.68%) Support Analyst
14 41 (2.62%) Systems Administrator
15 39 (2.49%) Consultant
15 39 (2.49%) Architect
16 38 (2.43%) Support Engineer
17 37 (2.36%) Front-End Developer
18 33 (2.11%) Scala Developer
19 32 (2.04%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (16.73%) HTML
2 184 (11.75%) CSS
3 159 (10.15%) Django
4 154 (9.83%) Web Services
5 142 (9.07%) XML
6 115 (7.34%) HTML5
7 114 (7.28%) .NET
8 73 (4.66%) jQuery
9 71 (4.53%) JSON
10 66 (4.21%) Middleware
11 65 (4.15%) LAMP
12 62 (3.96%) Spring
13 57 (3.64%) WebSphere MQ
13 57 (3.64%) CSS3
14 53 (3.38%) REST
15 52 (3.32%) AngularJS
16 42 (2.68%) Hibernate
17 39 (2.49%) STL
17 39 (2.49%) Backbone.js
18 38 (2.43%) MapReduce
Miscellaneous
1 133 (8.49%) Open Source
2 132 (8.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 130 (8.30%) Computer Science
4 125 (7.98%) Derivative
5 101 (6.45%) Fixed Income
6 77 (4.92%) Visualisation
7 56 (3.58%) Equities
8 49 (3.13%) Clustering
9 38 (2.43%) Hedge funds
10 37 (2.36%) Mathematics
11 34 (2.17%) Credit Risk
12 33 (2.11%) Statistics
13 31 (1.98%) STB
14 27 (1.72%) Mobile App
15 24 (1.53%) Equity Derivative
16 22 (1.40%) Credit Derivative
16 22 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
17 18 (1.15%) Physics
18 17 (1.09%) Digital Media
19 16 (1.02%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 657 (41.95%) Linux
2 382 (24.39%) UNIX
3 176 (11.24%) Windows
4 134 (8.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 68 (4.34%) CentOS
6 48 (3.07%) Ubuntu
7 47 (3.00%) Debian
8 36 (2.30%) Mac OS X
9 32 (2.04%) Solaris
9 32 (2.04%) Apple iOS
10 31 (1.98%) SELinux
11 26 (1.66%) Android
12 18 (1.15%) Windows XP
13 17 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (1.09%) Windows 7
14 16 (1.02%) AIX
15 10 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
16 7 (0.45%) SUSE
17 5 (0.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (19.99%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (16.48%) TDD
3 257 (16.41%) OO
4 230 (14.69%) Scrum
5 216 (13.79%) DevOps
6 196 (12.52%) Continuous Integration
7 155 (9.90%) Software Engineering
8 129 (8.24%) BDD
9 127 (8.11%) Web Development
10 113 (7.22%) Analytics
11 106 (6.77%) Configuration Management
12 83 (5.30%) Low Latency
13 78 (4.98%) SOA
14 77 (4.92%) Kanban
15 76 (4.85%) Pair Programming
16 68 (4.34%) E-Commerce
17 65 (4.15%) Unit Testing
17 65 (4.15%) Responsive Web Design
18 63 (4.02%) OOP
19 61 (3.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 623 (39.78%) Java
2 447 (28.54%) Perl
3 411 (26.25%) Ruby
4 395 (25.22%) SQL
5 366 (23.37%) C++
6 297 (18.97%) JavaScript
7 225 (14.37%) PHP
8 220 (14.05%) Bash Shell
9 219 (13.98%) C#
10 132 (8.43%) Scala
11 107 (6.83%) C
12 95 (6.07%) Shell Script
13 55 (3.51%) R
14 42 (2.68%) PL/SQL
15 41 (2.62%) PowerShell
16 30 (1.92%) Groovy
17 28 (1.79%) VBA
18 20 (1.28%) Jython
19 17 (1.09%) Objective-C
20 15 (0.96%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 156 (9.96%) Degree
2 18 (1.15%) Security Cleared
2 18 (1.15%) PhD
3 17 (1.09%) ISEB
4 12 (0.77%) ISTQB
5 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.45%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.32%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.19%) OCPJP
8 3 (0.19%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.19%) MCSE
9 2 (0.13%) RHCE
9 2 (0.13%) CCA
9 2 (0.13%) MySQL Certification
10 1 (0.064%) APMP
10 1 (0.064%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.064%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.064%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.00%) QA
2 11 (0.70%) SLA
3 10 (0.64%) Basel III
3 10 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.38%) CRD IV
5 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.19%) GPG13
6 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.064%) Basel II
7 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.064%) JTAG
System Software
1 63 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (3.26%) Oracle RAC
3 37 (2.36%) vCloud
4 27 (1.72%) Varnish
5 23 (1.47%) Active Directory
6 13 (0.83%) VMware ESX
7 12 (0.77%) Xen
7 12 (0.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 8 (0.51%) KVM
9 7 (0.45%) vSphere
9 7 (0.45%) XenServer
9 7 (0.45%) NDS
10 5 (0.32%) NFS
10 5 (0.32%) HDFS
11 4 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.26%) Cygwin
12 3 (0.19%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.19%) Squid
12 3 (0.19%) Hyper-V
13 2 (0.13%) qmail
Systems Management
1 223 (14.24%) Puppet
2 135 (8.62%) Opscode Chef
3 106 (6.77%) Nagios
4 41 (2.62%) ZABBIX
5 39 (2.49%) ITRS Geneos
5 39 (2.49%) Salt
6 32 (2.04%) Cacti
7 22 (1.40%) Ansible
8 19 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
9 16 (1.02%) Zenoss
10 15 (0.96%) Vagrant
11 13 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Management
12 12 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 11 (0.70%) BladeLogic
14 10 (0.64%) Oozie
15 9 (0.57%) Opsview
16 8 (0.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 8 (0.51%) Cobbler
17 7 (0.45%) Control-M
17 7 (0.45%) Kibana
Vendors
1 280 (17.88%) Oracle
2 159 (10.15%) Red Hat
3 96 (6.13%) VMware
4 60 (3.83%) IBM
5 44 (2.81%) Microsoft
6 42 (2.68%) TIBCO
7 39 (2.49%) Rackspace
8 34 (2.17%) Remedy
9 29 (1.85%) Sybase
10 27 (1.72%) Google
11 26 (1.66%) Perforce
12 24 (1.53%) HP
13 23 (1.47%) New Relic
14 22 (1.40%) Splunk
14 22 (1.40%) Reuters
15 21 (1.34%) Tableau
15 21 (1.34%) MarketAxess
16 20 (1.28%) Zend
16 20 (1.28%) JBoss
17 19 (1.21%) Cisco
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ARM Technology
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: based on experience
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
London
e-Recruiter
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £425 to £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago