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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 49 56 102
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +46
Contract jobs citing Python 872 815 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.70% 3.36% 1.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.87% 7.73% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 596 343
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
9831 10545 10312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.69% 43.48% 39.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7044 7477 7087
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 £300 £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 66 107 160
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 £16.85 £19.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.14 £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 28 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 28 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 +8 206 £525 +5.00% 98
Canary Wharf +23 3 £550 -18.51%
Hammersmith +3 2 £372 -
Hounslow +1 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 28 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.

1 660 (42.01%) Linux
2 623 (39.66%) Java
3 448 (28.52%) Perl
4 413 (26.29%) Ruby
5 394 (25.08%) SQL
6 382 (24.32%) UNIX
7 369 (23.49%) C++
8 313 (19.92%) Agile Software Development
9 299 (19.03%) JavaScript
10 282 (17.95%) Oracle
11 269 (17.12%) Finance
12 261 (16.61%) TDD
12 261 (16.61%) HTML
13 258 (16.42%) OO
14 240 (15.28%) Banking
15 230 (14.64%) Scrum
15 230 (14.64%) Puppet
16 226 (14.39%) PHP
17 224 (14.26%) Bash Shell
18 221 (14.07%) C#
19 218 (13.88%) DevOps
20 205 (13.05%) Front Office
21 197 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
22 183 (11.65%) CSS
23 180 (11.46%) Git (software)
24 178 (11.33%) Windows
25 175 (11.14%) MySQL
26 168 (10.69%) Investment Banking
27 162 (10.31%) Red Hat
28 158 (10.06%) Django

Python
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 139 (8.85%) Apache
2 83 (5.28%) WebSphere
3 68 (4.33%) WebLogic
4 66 (4.20%) Tomcat
5 60 (3.82%) Node.js
6 37 (2.36%) OpenStack
7 35 (2.23%) Apache Pig
8 31 (1.97%) IIS
9 28 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
10 27 (1.72%) nginx
11 20 (1.27%) SAS
12 19 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 18 (1.15%) CMS
14 16 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
14 16 (1.02%) IBM HTTP Server
15 14 (0.89%) MQSeries
16 13 (0.83%) WebLogic Portal
16 13 (0.83%) ArcGIS
17 11 (0.70%) SharePoint
17 11 (0.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (1.91%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.70%) SPSS
3 7 (0.45%) MS Office
4 6 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.25%) 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 25 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.64%) Documaker
4 7 (0.45%) Oracle FAH
5 4 (0.25%) SunGard Stream Ubix
5 4 (0.25%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 4 (0.25%) 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
1 118 (7.51%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (5.35%) Amazon EC2
3 26 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (1.27%) GitHub
6 17 (1.08%) Google App Engine
6 17 (1.08%) Amazon S3
7 12 (0.76%) 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 (0.25%) 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 98 (6.24%) HTTP
2 55 (3.50%) Internet
3 51 (3.25%) Firewall
4 48 (3.06%) TCP/IP
5 44 (2.80%) Multicast
6 34 (2.16%) LDAP
7 31 (1.97%) SSL
8 27 (1.72%) DNS
9 16 (1.02%) SAN
10 15 (0.95%) BGP
10 15 (0.95%) DVB
11 12 (0.76%) Intranet
12 11 (0.70%) HTTPS
13 8 (0.51%) Wireshark
14 7 (0.45%) BIG-IP
15 6 (0.38%) VoIP
16 5 (0.32%) iSCSI
16 5 (0.32%) NAS
16 5 (0.32%) NetScaler
17 4 (0.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (11.14%) MySQL
2 114 (7.26%) Big Data
3 112 (7.13%) NoSQL
3 112 (7.13%) Relational Database
4 106 (6.75%) Hadoop
4 106 (6.75%) MongoDB
5 88 (5.60%) SQL Server
6 78 (4.96%) Apache Cassandra
7 51 (3.25%) Apache Hive
8 49 (3.12%) RDBMS
8 49 (3.12%) PostgreSQL
9 40 (2.55%) Oracle Database
10 36 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
11 34 (2.16%) Data Mining
12 32 (2.04%) Oracle Exadata
13 26 (1.65%) CouchDB
14 22 (1.40%) Redis
15 21 (1.34%) Riak
16 20 (1.27%) KDB
17 16 (1.02%) HBase
Development Applications
1 180 (11.46%) Git (software)
2 154 (9.80%) Jenkins
3 131 (8.34%) Subversion
4 110 (7.00%) JIRA
5 64 (4.07%) Maven
6 59 (3.76%) Hudson
7 56 (3.56%) Cucumber
8 41 (2.61%) Selenium
8 41 (2.61%) Ant
9 34 (2.16%) TeamCity
10 29 (1.85%) WebDriver
11 26 (1.65%) JBehave
12 21 (1.34%) Visual Studio
13 20 (1.27%) Mercurial
14 18 (1.15%) JUnit
14 18 (1.15%) Eclipse
15 15 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
16 13 (0.83%) jMock
17 12 (0.76%) Gerrit
17 12 (0.76%) Jasmine
General
1 269 (17.12%) Finance
2 240 (15.28%) Banking
3 205 (13.05%) Front Office
4 168 (10.69%) Investment Banking
5 37 (2.36%) Games
6 27 (1.72%) Publishing
7 26 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 23 (1.46%) Back Office
9 22 (1.40%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.15%) Marketing
11 17 (1.08%) Retail
11 17 (1.08%) Billing
12 15 (0.95%) Advertising
12 15 (0.95%) Legal
13 10 (0.64%) Electronics
14 6 (0.38%) Law
15 4 (0.25%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.25%) French Language
16 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.13%) Indonesian Language
Job Titles
1 750 (47.74%) Developer
2 305 (19.41%) Python Developer
3 112 (7.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 109 (6.94%) C++ Developer
5 107 (6.81%) Analyst
6 97 (6.17%) Java Developer
7 75 (4.77%) Senior Developer
8 58 (3.69%) Linux Engineer
9 57 (3.63%) Python/Django Developer
10 53 (3.37%) Tester
11 49 (3.12%) Applications Support
12 48 (3.06%) Administrator
13 42 (2.67%) Support Analyst
14 41 (2.61%) Consultant
14 41 (2.61%) Systems Administrator
15 40 (2.55%) Architect
16 38 (2.42%) Support Engineer
17 36 (2.29%) Front-End Developer
18 34 (2.16%) Scala Developer
19 33 (2.10%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (16.61%) HTML
2 183 (11.65%) CSS
3 158 (10.06%) Django
4 155 (9.87%) Web Services
5 143 (9.10%) XML
6 117 (7.45%) .NET
7 114 (7.26%) HTML5
8 73 (4.65%) jQuery
9 72 (4.58%) Middleware
10 71 (4.52%) JSON
11 66 (4.20%) LAMP
12 61 (3.88%) Spring
13 59 (3.76%) WebSphere MQ
14 56 (3.56%) CSS3
15 53 (3.37%) REST
16 52 (3.31%) AngularJS
17 42 (2.67%) Hibernate
18 39 (2.48%) STL
18 39 (2.48%) Backbone.js
18 39 (2.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 133 (8.47%) Open Source
2 131 (8.34%) Computer Science
2 131 (8.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 126 (8.02%) Derivative
4 104 (6.62%) Fixed Income
5 77 (4.90%) Visualisation
6 59 (3.76%) Equities
7 50 (3.18%) Clustering
8 40 (2.55%) Hedge funds
9 37 (2.36%) Mathematics
10 35 (2.23%) Credit Risk
11 34 (2.16%) Statistics
12 31 (1.97%) STB
13 26 (1.65%) Mobile App
14 24 (1.53%) Equity Derivative
15 22 (1.40%) Credit Derivative
15 22 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (1.15%) Physics
17 17 (1.08%) Digital Media
18 16 (1.02%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 660 (42.01%) Linux
2 382 (24.32%) UNIX
3 178 (11.33%) Windows
4 135 (8.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 69 (4.39%) CentOS
6 49 (3.12%) Ubuntu
7 48 (3.06%) Debian
8 36 (2.29%) Mac OS X
9 32 (2.04%) Solaris
9 32 (2.04%) Apple iOS
9 32 (2.04%) SELinux
10 26 (1.65%) Android
11 18 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (1.15%) Windows XP
12 17 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (1.08%) Windows 7
13 16 (1.02%) AIX
14 10 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (0.51%) SUSE
16 5 (0.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (19.92%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (16.61%) TDD
3 258 (16.42%) OO
4 230 (14.64%) Scrum
5 218 (13.88%) DevOps
6 197 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
7 157 (9.99%) Software Engineering
8 129 (8.21%) BDD
9 127 (8.08%) Web Development
10 115 (7.32%) Analytics
11 106 (6.75%) Configuration Management
12 85 (5.41%) Low Latency
13 80 (5.09%) SOA
14 78 (4.96%) Kanban
15 77 (4.90%) Pair Programming
16 67 (4.26%) E-Commerce
17 65 (4.14%) Unit Testing
17 65 (4.14%) Responsive Web Design
18 63 (4.01%) OOP
19 61 (3.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 623 (39.66%) Java
2 448 (28.52%) Perl
3 413 (26.29%) Ruby
4 394 (25.08%) SQL
5 369 (23.49%) C++
6 299 (19.03%) JavaScript
7 226 (14.39%) PHP
8 224 (14.26%) Bash Shell
9 221 (14.07%) C#
10 132 (8.40%) Scala
11 111 (7.07%) C
12 96 (6.11%) Shell Script
13 55 (3.50%) R
14 43 (2.74%) PowerShell
15 42 (2.67%) PL/SQL
16 30 (1.91%) Groovy
17 28 (1.78%) VBA
18 21 (1.34%) Jython
19 17 (1.08%) Objective-C
20 14 (0.89%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 155 (9.87%) Degree
2 20 (1.27%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.08%) PhD
3 17 (1.08%) ISEB
4 12 (0.76%) ISTQB
5 8 (0.51%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.38%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.19%) OCPJP
10 3 (0.19%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.19%) MCSE
11 2 (0.13%) RHCE
11 2 (0.13%) CCA
11 2 (0.13%) MySQL Certification
12 1 (0.064%) APMP
12 1 (0.064%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.064%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.064%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (2.99%) QA
2 11 (0.70%) SLA
2 11 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.57%) Basel III
4 6 (0.38%) CRD IV
5 4 (0.25%) GPG13
6 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.064%) Basel II
8 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.064%) JTAG
System Software
1 63 (4.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (3.31%) Oracle RAC
3 38 (2.42%) vCloud
4 27 (1.72%) Varnish
5 24 (1.53%) Active Directory
6 13 (0.83%) VMware ESX
7 12 (0.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 11 (0.70%) Xen
9 7 (0.45%) NFS
9 7 (0.45%) NDS
9 7 (0.45%) vSphere
9 7 (0.45%) KVM
10 6 (0.38%) XenServer
11 5 (0.32%) HDFS
12 4 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.25%) Cygwin
13 3 (0.19%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.19%) Squid
13 3 (0.19%) Hyper-V
14 2 (0.13%) qmail
Systems Management
1 230 (14.64%) Puppet
2 138 (8.78%) Opscode Chef
3 108 (6.87%) Nagios
4 43 (2.74%) ZABBIX
5 40 (2.55%) ITRS Geneos
5 40 (2.55%) Salt
6 33 (2.10%) Cacti
7 22 (1.40%) Ansible
8 19 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (1.08%) Zenoss
10 15 (0.95%) Vagrant
11 14 (0.89%) Oracle Identity Management
12 13 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 12 (0.76%) BladeLogic
14 10 (0.64%) Oozie
15 9 (0.57%) Opsview
16 8 (0.51%) Kibana
16 8 (0.51%) Graylog2
16 8 (0.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 8 (0.51%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 282 (17.95%) Oracle
2 162 (10.31%) Red Hat
3 97 (6.17%) VMware
4 61 (3.88%) IBM
5 46 (2.93%) Microsoft
6 41 (2.61%) TIBCO
7 40 (2.55%) Rackspace
8 36 (2.29%) Remedy
9 28 (1.78%) Sybase
10 27 (1.72%) Perforce
10 27 (1.72%) Google
11 25 (1.59%) HP
12 23 (1.46%) Splunk
12 23 (1.46%) New Relic
13 22 (1.40%) Reuters
14 21 (1.34%) MarketAxess
15 20 (1.27%) Zend
15 20 (1.27%) Tableau
15 20 (1.27%) JBoss
16 19 (1.21%) Cisco
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Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £500 - £700 per month
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £800 per day + negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ARM Technology
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Thebes IT
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Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: based on experience
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London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Unspecified
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Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
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Adlam Consulting Ltd
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Radley James Ltd
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e-Recruiter
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Hatstand Limited
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