The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 48 51 57
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Python 947 873 829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.99% 3.66% 3.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.41% 8.86% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 682 612
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£475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £605 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £374 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.75% +6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 1
Average hourly rate £47.83 £30.00 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.43% -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
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
10065 9851 10721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.36% 41.30% 43.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7357 7024 7574
Average daily rate £450 £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 67 103
Average hourly rate £29.15 £34.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -8.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.46 £16.55 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £49.80 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015. 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 +2 218 £500 -9.09% 139
New Malden - 8 - -
Croydon -11 6 £444 -22.14%
Hammersmith -5 3 £403 +8.19%
Docklands, London -9 3 £600 -4.00%
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £335 -
Uxbridge - 3 £388 - 2
Osterley +1 2 £460 -6.12%
Hounslow 0 1 £470 +17.50%
Isleworth -2 1 £375 -0.66% 2
Clapham - 1 £400 -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

1 776 (42.43%) Linux
2 711 (38.87%) Java
3 548 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
4 501 (27.39%) Perl
5 499 (27.28%) SQL
6 423 (23.13%) Ruby
7 410 (22.42%) Finance
8 373 (20.39%) DevOps
9 363 (19.85%) UNIX
10 334 (18.26%) JavaScript
11 313 (17.11%) Puppet
12 302 (16.51%) C++
13 301 (16.46%) Banking
14 288 (15.75%) Jenkins
15 283 (15.47%) Git (software)
16 278 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
17 255 (13.94%) TDD
18 253 (13.83%) Windows
19 250 (13.67%) Amazon AWS
20 235 (12.85%) Opscode Chef
21 230 (12.58%) Oracle
22 224 (12.25%) Front Office
23 213 (11.65%) HTML
24 208 (11.37%) PHP
25 207 (11.32%) Investment Banking
26 203 (11.10%) MySQL
27 201 (10.99%) Configuration Management
28 193 (10.55%) Bash Shell
29 188 (10.28%) C#
30 184 (10.06%) OO

Python
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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
1 147 (8.04%) Apache
2 111 (6.07%) Tomcat
2 111 (6.07%) Node.js
3 75 (4.10%) OpenStack
4 65 (3.55%) IIS
5 54 (2.95%) WebSphere
6 48 (2.62%) Confluence
7 47 (2.57%) nginx
8 44 (2.41%) JBoss
9 41 (2.24%) Apache Spark
10 40 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
11 34 (1.86%) SAS
12 28 (1.53%) WebLogic
12 28 (1.53%) Apache Pig
13 23 (1.26%) Jetty
14 17 (0.93%) Drupal
14 17 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
15 14 (0.77%) IBM HTTP Server
15 14 (0.77%) Mule ESB
16 10 (0.55%) Zope
Applications
1 43 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (0.60%) MS Office
4 10 (0.55%) SPSS
5 7 (0.38%) Maya
6 3 (0.16%) Mathematica
6 3 (0.16%) Maple
6 3 (0.16%) LaTeX
7 2 (0.11%) MS Project
7 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.055%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.055%) Weka
Business Applications
1 14 (0.77%) ION MarketView
2 10 (0.55%) Odoo
3 9 (0.49%) Front Arena
4 8 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.33%) Magento
6 4 (0.22%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.11%) RMDS
8 2 (0.11%) Summit
9 1 (0.055%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.055%) BigMachines
9 1 (0.055%) Documaker
9 1 (0.055%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.055%) Unica
9 1 (0.055%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.055%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.055%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 250 (13.67%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
4 36 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
5 32 (1.75%) GitHub
6 26 (1.42%) Heroku
7 24 (1.31%) PaaS
8 22 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (0.82%) SaaS
10 14 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (0.71%) Google App Engine
12 12 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
13 11 (0.60%) Google Analytics
13 11 (0.60%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.55%) IaaS
15 9 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 6 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
17 5 (0.27%) Google Compute Engine
18 4 (0.22%) Amazon CloudSearch
Communications & Networking
1 112 (6.12%) HTTP
2 88 (4.81%) Firewall
3 79 (4.32%) TCP/IP
4 76 (4.16%) DNS
5 69 (3.77%) SSL
6 67 (3.66%) Internet
7 43 (2.35%) LDAP
8 31 (1.69%) VPN
9 30 (1.64%) DHCP
10 22 (1.20%) LAN
10 22 (1.20%) SAN
11 20 (1.09%) DMZ
12 18 (0.98%) Kerberos
13 15 (0.82%) NAS
14 13 (0.71%) Multicast
14 13 (0.71%) SNMP
15 12 (0.66%) BGP
15 12 (0.66%) Reverse Proxy
16 11 (0.60%) NetScaler
16 11 (0.60%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (11.10%) MySQL
2 145 (7.93%) Relational Database
3 141 (7.71%) SQL Server
4 138 (7.55%) MongoDB
5 132 (7.22%) PostgreSQL
6 123 (6.72%) Hadoop
7 120 (6.56%) NoSQL
8 95 (5.19%) Big Data
9 68 (3.72%) RDBMS
10 66 (3.61%) Redis
11 52 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
12 42 (2.30%) Oracle Database
13 41 (2.24%) Apache Hive
14 36 (1.97%) HBase
15 35 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 28 (1.53%) Data Mining
17 27 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
18 25 (1.37%) DB2
19 17 (0.93%) Star Schema
20 16 (0.87%) KDB
Development Applications
1 288 (15.75%) Jenkins
2 283 (15.47%) Git (software)
3 156 (8.53%) Subversion
4 121 (6.62%) JIRA
5 101 (5.52%) Maven
6 72 (3.94%) Ant
6 72 (3.94%) Selenium
7 51 (2.79%) Gradle
8 48 (2.62%) Hudson
9 47 (2.57%) Mercurial
9 47 (2.57%) JUnit
10 46 (2.52%) TeamCity
11 39 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 38 (2.08%) Cucumber
13 36 (1.97%) Artifactory
14 30 (1.64%) JMeter
15 28 (1.53%) Gerrit
16 27 (1.48%) WebDriver
17 26 (1.42%) jMock
18 21 (1.15%) ClearCase
General
1 410 (22.42%) Finance
2 301 (16.46%) Banking
3 224 (12.25%) Front Office
4 207 (11.32%) Investment Banking
5 41 (2.24%) Retail
6 34 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 30 (1.64%) Marketing
8 25 (1.37%) Games
9 19 (1.04%) Financial Institution
10 18 (0.98%) Publishing
11 16 (0.87%) Back Office
12 9 (0.49%) Legal
12 9 (0.49%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.49%) Advertising
12 9 (0.49%) French Language
13 6 (0.33%) Military
14 3 (0.16%) Law
14 3 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.11%) Billing
15 2 (0.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 767 (41.94%) Developer
2 286 (15.64%) Python Developer
3 200 (10.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 135 (7.38%) Java Developer
5 122 (6.67%) Analyst
6 66 (3.61%) Administrator
7 65 (3.55%) Applications Support
8 57 (3.12%) Senior Developer
9 56 (3.06%) Consultant
9 56 (3.06%) C++ Developer
10 55 (3.01%) Data Scientist
11 52 (2.84%) Linux Engineer
12 51 (2.79%) Support Analyst
12 51 (2.79%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 48 (2.62%) Architect
14 43 (2.35%) Django Developer
15 42 (2.30%) Python/Django Developer
16 41 (2.24%) Software Engineer
17 40 (2.19%) Systems Engineer
18 39 (2.13%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (11.65%) HTML
2 171 (9.35%) Web Services
3 170 (9.29%) Django
4 147 (8.04%) CSS
5 137 (7.49%) .NET
6 135 (7.38%) XML
7 107 (5.85%) REST
8 102 (5.58%) HTML5
9 89 (4.87%) AngularJS
10 67 (3.66%) LAMP
10 67 (3.66%) Spring
11 66 (3.61%) jQuery
12 63 (3.44%) Middleware
13 62 (3.39%) FIX Protocol
14 61 (3.34%) RESTful
15 58 (3.17%) JSON
16 55 (3.01%) CSS3
17 47 (2.57%) NumPy
18 44 (2.41%) Ruby on Rails
19 39 (2.13%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 173 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (5.63%) Computer Science
3 98 (5.36%) Fixed Income
3 98 (5.36%) Derivative
4 68 (3.72%) Visualisation
5 66 (3.61%) Credit Risk
6 59 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 58 (3.17%) Mathematics
7 58 (3.17%) Algorithms
8 53 (2.90%) Equities
9 41 (2.24%) Hedge funds
10 39 (2.13%) Statistics
10 39 (2.13%) Data Structures
11 33 (1.80%) Physics
11 33 (1.80%) Grid Computing
12 31 (1.69%) Market Risk
13 24 (1.31%) User Experience
14 23 (1.26%) Data Centre
15 22 (1.20%) Management Information System
16 20 (1.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 776 (42.43%) Linux
2 363 (19.85%) UNIX
3 253 (13.83%) Windows
4 122 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 68 (3.72%) Ubuntu
6 64 (3.50%) CentOS
7 42 (2.30%) Solaris
8 28 (1.53%) Android
9 24 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (1.31%) AIX
10 22 (1.20%) Apple iOS
11 16 (0.87%) Mac OS X
12 14 (0.77%) Windows 7
13 13 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 12 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.66%) Debian
15 8 (0.44%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.22%) Mac OS X Server
17 3 (0.16%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 548 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
2 373 (20.39%) DevOps
3 278 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
4 255 (13.94%) TDD
5 201 (10.99%) Configuration Management
6 184 (10.06%) OO
7 183 (10.01%) Open Source
8 157 (8.58%) Analytics
9 147 (8.04%) Scrum
10 121 (6.62%) Software Engineering
11 102 (5.58%) SDLC
12 88 (4.81%) BDD
13 86 (4.70%) Web Development
14 85 (4.65%) E-Commerce
15 83 (4.54%) Unit Testing
16 82 (4.48%) Continuous Delivery
17 79 (4.32%) ITIL
18 76 (4.16%) Multithreading
19 72 (3.94%) Low Latency
20 68 (3.72%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 711 (38.87%) Java
2 501 (27.39%) Perl
3 499 (27.28%) SQL
4 423 (23.13%) Ruby
5 334 (18.26%) JavaScript
6 302 (16.51%) C++
7 208 (11.37%) PHP
8 193 (10.55%) Bash Shell
9 188 (10.28%) C#
10 120 (6.56%) Scala
11 119 (6.51%) Shell Script
12 115 (6.29%) R
13 96 (5.25%) C
14 76 (4.16%) PowerShell
15 64 (3.50%) VBA
16 44 (2.41%) Go
17 42 (2.30%) Groovy
18 30 (1.64%) MATLAB
19 26 (1.42%) Clojure
20 23 (1.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 141 (7.71%) Degree
2 83 (4.54%) Security Cleared
3 54 (2.95%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.69%) PhD
5 20 (1.09%) DV Cleared
6 19 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (0.66%) CCNA
8 9 (0.49%) CCNP
9 7 (0.38%) RHCE
10 6 (0.33%) CCIE
11 5 (0.27%) CCIP
11 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.27%) CCDA
11 5 (0.27%) ISEB
11 5 (0.27%) CCSA
12 4 (0.22%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.22%) MCSE
13 3 (0.16%) OCPJP
14 2 (0.11%) PMP
14 2 (0.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (5.85%) QA
2 12 (0.66%) SLA
3 10 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.27%) COREP
4 5 (0.27%) FINREP
5 2 (0.11%) MiFID
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.055%) Basel III
6 1 (0.055%) Data Quality
System Software
1 134 (7.33%) Docker
2 86 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (1.86%) vCloud
4 29 (1.59%) Varnish
5 25 (1.37%) Active Directory
5 25 (1.37%) KVM
6 24 (1.31%) vSphere
7 21 (1.15%) HDFS
8 18 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.60%) Hyper-V
10 10 (0.55%) NFS
11 7 (0.38%) XenServer
11 7 (0.38%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.33%) Firmware
12 6 (0.33%) VMware ESX
13 5 (0.27%) ProxySG
13 5 (0.27%) Samba
13 5 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.22%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.22%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 313 (17.11%) Puppet
2 235 (12.85%) Opscode Chef
3 139 (7.60%) Ansible
4 75 (4.10%) Nagios
5 72 (3.94%) Salt
6 50 (2.73%) Vagrant
7 40 (2.19%) ZABBIX
8 38 (2.08%) BladeLogic
9 37 (2.02%) Kibana
10 36 (1.97%) ITRS Geneos
11 30 (1.64%) Zenoss
12 29 (1.59%) logstash
13 25 (1.37%) Graphite
14 24 (1.31%) HAProxy
15 22 (1.20%) Rundeck
16 17 (0.93%) yum
17 15 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
17 15 (0.82%) Tivoli
18 14 (0.77%) Control-M
19 11 (0.60%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 230 (12.58%) Oracle
2 151 (8.26%) VMware
3 135 (7.38%) Red Hat
4 81 (4.43%) Microsoft
5 56 (3.06%) Splunk
6 49 (2.68%) Google
7 47 (2.57%) IBM
8 45 (2.46%) Tableau
9 44 (2.41%) Sybase
10 40 (2.19%) HP
11 39 (2.13%) Cisco
11 39 (2.13%) New Relic
12 32 (1.75%) Perforce
12 32 (1.75%) TIBCO
13 31 (1.69%) Atlassian
14 27 (1.48%) SaltStack
15 26 (1.42%) BMC
16 19 (1.04%) AppDynamics
17 18 (0.98%) Cloudera
17 18 (0.98%) Greenplum
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £600 to £800 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £375 - £410 Per Day please send cv
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £65000
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Energon People
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago