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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 48 61 105
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +44
Contract jobs citing Python 890 663 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.24% 3.03% 2.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.89% 7.53% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 519 290
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £755
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.45 £35.00 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.05 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
8996 8799 8154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.83% 40.19% 42.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6717 6333 5823
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
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 44 81 107
Average hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £18.56 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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 +16 171 £500 +5.26% 113
Croydon +4 6 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £450 - 2
Docklands, London -1 3 £515 +17.71%
Westminster - 3 £525 -
Hounslow -3 2 £560 +63.50% 1
Isleworth - 1 - -
Edgware - 1 £350 -
Bromley - 1 £625 -
Southwark - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £300 -
Uxbridge - 1 £545 - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 836 (46.26%) Linux
2 711 (39.35%) Agile Software Development
3 704 (38.96%) Java
4 563 (31.16%) Ruby
5 442 (24.46%) Perl
6 380 (21.03%) DevOps
7 379 (20.97%) SQL
8 367 (20.31%) UNIX
9 332 (18.37%) Puppet
10 319 (17.65%) JavaScript
11 313 (17.32%) Finance
12 309 (17.10%) C++
13 308 (17.04%) Git (software)
14 296 (16.38%) Banking
15 284 (15.72%) Opscode Chef
16 268 (14.83%) OO
17 267 (14.78%) HTML
18 254 (14.06%) TDD
19 250 (13.84%) Bash Shell
19 250 (13.84%) Continuous Integration
20 248 (13.72%) Oracle
21 241 (13.34%) Jenkins
22 233 (12.89%) PHP
23 230 (12.73%) Windows
24 220 (12.17%) CSS
25 213 (11.79%) Scrum
26 209 (11.57%) C#
27 206 (11.40%) MySQL
28 199 (11.01%) Django
29 197 (10.90%) Investment Banking

Python
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 186 (10.29%) Apache
2 92 (5.09%) Node.js
3 86 (4.76%) OpenStack
4 66 (3.65%) nginx
5 64 (3.54%) Apache Spark
6 61 (3.38%) Tomcat
7 48 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
8 47 (2.60%) WebLogic
9 43 (2.38%) WebSphere
10 29 (1.60%) Apache Pig
11 20 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 19 (1.05%) Oracle Service Bus
13 17 (0.94%) WebLogic Portal
14 16 (0.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 15 (0.83%) CMS
16 14 (0.77%) Confluence
17 13 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
18 12 (0.66%) JBoss
19 10 (0.55%) IIS
19 10 (0.55%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 53 (2.93%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
3 17 (0.94%) MS Office
4 16 (0.89%) MS Project
5 3 (0.17%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.055%) Maya
6 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.055%) Weka
6 1 (0.055%) MODO
Business Applications
1 16 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
3 14 (0.77%) Documaker
4 12 (0.66%) IntelliMatch
5 8 (0.44%) Oracle FAH
6 7 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.39%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.17%) Front Arena
8 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.055%) Summit
9 1 (0.055%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.055%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.055%) Misys Midas
9 1 (0.055%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 186 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
3 38 (2.10%) Amazon S3
4 37 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (1.44%) GitHub
6 21 (1.16%) PaaS
7 16 (0.89%) Heroku
8 14 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (0.66%) Engine Yard
10 11 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
11 10 (0.55%) IaaS
12 8 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
13 7 (0.39%) SaaS
14 6 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.28%) Google App Engine
16 3 (0.17%) ElastiCache
16 3 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 2 (0.11%) Route 53
18 1 (0.055%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 119 (6.59%) HTTP
2 73 (4.04%) SSL
3 72 (3.98%) DNS
4 67 (3.71%) TCP/IP
5 63 (3.49%) Internet
6 53 (2.93%) Firewall
7 27 (1.49%) Multicast
8 23 (1.27%) SAN
9 20 (1.11%) BGP
9 20 (1.11%) LDAP
10 19 (1.05%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (1.00%) MPLS
12 17 (0.94%) HTTPS
13 16 (0.89%) LAN
14 15 (0.83%) VPN
15 14 (0.77%) VLAN
15 14 (0.77%) DHCP
16 13 (0.72%) NAS
17 12 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
18 10 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (11.40%) MySQL
2 166 (9.19%) NoSQL
3 156 (8.63%) MongoDB
4 153 (8.47%) Big Data
5 149 (8.25%) Hadoop
6 148 (8.19%) Relational Database
7 129 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
8 108 (5.98%) Apache Cassandra
9 103 (5.70%) SQL Server
10 64 (3.54%) RDBMS
11 60 (3.32%) Apache Hive
12 51 (2.82%) Redis
13 44 (2.43%) Oracle Database
14 41 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
15 37 (2.05%) HBase
16 23 (1.27%) Amazon Redshift
17 21 (1.16%) CouchDB
17 21 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
18 20 (1.11%) KDB
19 19 (1.05%) Riak
Development Applications
1 308 (17.04%) Git (software)
2 241 (13.34%) Jenkins
3 165 (9.13%) Subversion
4 79 (4.37%) JIRA
5 78 (4.32%) Selenium
6 74 (4.10%) Cucumber
7 69 (3.82%) Maven
8 68 (3.76%) Hudson
9 40 (2.21%) Jasmine
10 38 (2.10%) TeamCity
11 32 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 25 (1.38%) WebDriver
13 24 (1.33%) jMock
13 24 (1.33%) Ant
14 22 (1.22%) Karma Test Runner
15 20 (1.11%) JMeter
16 19 (1.05%) JUnit
17 16 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
18 15 (0.83%) Artifactory
19 14 (0.77%) Eclipse
General
1 313 (17.32%) Finance
2 296 (16.38%) Banking
3 197 (10.90%) Investment Banking
4 157 (8.69%) Front Office
5 64 (3.54%) Games
6 56 (3.10%) Publishing
7 33 (1.83%) Telecoms
8 31 (1.72%) Retail
9 27 (1.49%) Legal
9 27 (1.49%) Marketing
10 26 (1.44%) Advertising
11 25 (1.38%) Law
12 19 (1.05%) Billing
12 19 (1.05%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.39%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.33%) Back Office
15 5 (0.28%) Music Industry
16 2 (0.11%) iGaming
16 2 (0.11%) Arabic Language
16 2 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 870 (48.15%) Developer
2 292 (16.16%) Python Developer
3 209 (11.57%) DevOps Engineer
4 118 (6.53%) Java Developer
5 93 (5.15%) Senior Developer
6 85 (4.70%) Analyst
7 84 (4.65%) C++ Developer
8 80 (4.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 79 (4.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 70 (3.87%) Consultant
11 65 (3.60%) Python/Django Developer
12 58 (3.21%) Applications Support
13 55 (3.04%) Linux Engineer
14 54 (2.99%) Architect
15 45 (2.49%) Test Engineer
15 45 (2.49%) Web Developer
16 39 (2.16%) Administrator
16 39 (2.16%) PHP Developer
17 37 (2.05%) Front-End Developer
18 33 (1.83%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (14.78%) HTML
2 220 (12.17%) CSS
3 199 (11.01%) Django
4 195 (10.79%) Web Services
5 121 (6.70%) .NET
6 118 (6.53%) XML
7 99 (5.48%) HTML5
8 88 (4.87%) jQuery
9 72 (3.98%) AngularJS
10 69 (3.82%) RESTful
10 69 (3.82%) CSS3
11 63 (3.49%) REST
12 59 (3.27%) JSON
13 57 (3.15%) Middleware
13 57 (3.15%) Spring
14 56 (3.10%) LAMP
15 42 (2.32%) Ruby on Rails
16 41 (2.27%) Backbone.js
16 41 (2.27%) Hibernate
16 41 (2.27%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 167 (9.24%) Open Source
2 123 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
3 112 (6.20%) Derivative
4 95 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 89 (4.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 87 (4.81%) Fixed Income
7 57 (3.15%) Visualisation
8 53 (2.93%) Algorithms
9 47 (2.60%) Equities
10 45 (2.49%) Clustering
11 39 (2.16%) Mathematics
12 32 (1.77%) Statistics
12 32 (1.77%) Digital Media
13 31 (1.72%) Hedge funds
14 30 (1.66%) Data Structures
15 26 (1.44%) User Experience
16 25 (1.38%) Equity Derivative
17 23 (1.27%) Mobile App
18 19 (1.05%) Credit Risk
19 18 (1.00%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 836 (46.26%) Linux
2 367 (20.31%) UNIX
3 230 (12.73%) Windows
4 118 (6.53%) CentOS
5 99 (5.48%) Ubuntu
6 88 (4.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 59 (3.27%) Mac OS X
8 35 (1.94%) AIX
9 34 (1.88%) Debian
10 32 (1.77%) Solaris
11 30 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (1.22%) Windows 7
13 20 (1.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 19 (1.05%) Android
15 18 (1.00%) Apple iOS
16 13 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
17 11 (0.61%) SUSE
18 7 (0.39%) Windows XP
19 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
20 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 711 (39.35%) Agile Software Development
2 380 (21.03%) DevOps
3 268 (14.83%) OO
4 254 (14.06%) TDD
5 250 (13.84%) Continuous Integration
6 213 (11.79%) Scrum
7 185 (10.24%) Configuration Management
8 148 (8.19%) Web Development
9 128 (7.08%) Software Engineering
10 119 (6.59%) BDD
11 104 (5.76%) E-Commerce
12 101 (5.59%) Analytics
13 99 (5.48%) Load Balancing
14 92 (5.09%) SOA
15 80 (4.43%) OOP
16 79 (4.37%) Kanban
17 74 (4.10%) ITIL
18 66 (3.65%) Responsive Web Design
19 65 (3.60%) Multithreading
19 65 (3.60%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 704 (38.96%) Java
2 563 (31.16%) Ruby
3 442 (24.46%) Perl
4 379 (20.97%) SQL
5 319 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 309 (17.10%) C++
7 250 (13.84%) Bash Shell
8 233 (12.89%) PHP
9 209 (11.57%) C#
10 155 (8.58%) Shell Script
11 150 (8.30%) Scala
12 87 (4.81%) C
13 59 (3.27%) VBA
14 54 (2.99%) PowerShell
15 44 (2.43%) R
16 29 (1.60%) Korn
17 27 (1.49%) Jython
17 27 (1.49%) VB
18 25 (1.38%) PL/SQL
18 25 (1.38%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 110 (6.09%) Degree
2 60 (3.32%) Security Cleared
3 30 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (1.55%) SC Cleared
5 24 (1.33%) CCNA
6 20 (1.11%) PhD
7 13 (0.72%) CCNP
7 13 (0.72%) ISEB
8 10 (0.55%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.50%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.44%) CISSP
11 7 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.28%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.22%) JNCIP
14 3 (0.17%) CEH
15 2 (0.11%) MCITP
15 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.11%) RHCE
15 2 (0.11%) CCIE
15 2 (0.11%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (6.20%) QA
2 21 (1.16%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.55%) SLA
4 6 (0.33%) GPG13
5 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.11%) Basel III
6 1 (0.055%) Basel II
6 1 (0.055%) COBIT
6 1 (0.055%) HL7
System Software
1 89 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (2.93%) vCloud
3 32 (1.77%) Docker
4 30 (1.66%) Oracle RAC
5 26 (1.44%) vSphere
6 24 (1.33%) Varnish
7 23 (1.27%) HDFS
8 22 (1.22%) Active Directory
9 18 (1.00%) KVM
10 17 (0.94%) VMware ESX
11 16 (0.89%) Xen
12 15 (0.83%) NFS
12 15 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (0.66%) VirtualBox
14 11 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 11 (0.61%) Apache Flume
15 8 (0.44%) Postfix
16 6 (0.33%) Sendmail
16 6 (0.33%) Hyper-V
17 3 (0.17%) NDS
Systems Management
1 332 (18.37%) Puppet
2 284 (15.72%) Opscode Chef
3 157 (8.69%) Nagios
4 106 (5.87%) Ansible
5 73 (4.04%) ZABBIX
6 69 (3.82%) Salt
7 45 (2.49%) Graphite
8 38 (2.10%) Cacti
9 36 (1.99%) Vagrant
10 27 (1.49%) Kibana
11 25 (1.38%) collectd
12 24 (1.33%) Cobbler
13 21 (1.16%) Zenoss
13 21 (1.16%) Opsview
14 18 (1.00%) SELinux
14 18 (1.00%) Oracle Identity Management
14 18 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
15 17 (0.94%) Graylog2
16 15 (0.83%) Hadoop YARN
17 14 (0.77%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 248 (13.72%) Oracle
2 154 (8.52%) Red Hat
3 153 (8.47%) VMware
4 77 (4.26%) Microsoft
5 49 (2.71%) Splunk
6 47 (2.60%) IBM
7 43 (2.38%) Cisco
8 42 (2.32%) Rackspace
9 33 (1.83%) Perforce
10 32 (1.77%) Google
11 31 (1.72%) Remedy
12 29 (1.60%) New Relic
12 29 (1.60%) Zend
12 29 (1.60%) F5
13 28 (1.55%) Sybase
14 27 (1.49%) HP
14 27 (1.49%) TIBCO
15 20 (1.11%) SaltStack
16 17 (0.94%) Reuters
16 17 (0.94%) AppDynamics
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
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TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
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Pioneer Search
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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Engage PSG
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
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Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
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ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £750 per day
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Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £525 - £625 per day
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