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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 44 54 64
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +10
Contract jobs citing Python 930 831 740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.99% 3.63% 3.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.42% 8.67% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 643 531
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 2
Average hourly rate £47.83 - £48.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 - £35.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.88 - £61.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.68%
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
9871 9585 9984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.31% 41.83% 42.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7239 6955 7071
Average daily rate £450 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -1.71%
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 91 59 122
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.99 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.22% -14.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £16.65 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £49.25 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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
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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 -3 203 £490 -10.90% 148
New Malden - 8 - -
Croydon -4 6 £431 -24.34%
Docklands, London -8 3 £600 -4.00%
Feltham - 3 £398 -
Greenford - 3 - -
Hammersmith -6 2 £330 -11.29% 3
Canary Wharf -13 2 £570 +3.63%
Uxbridge - 2 £300 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £335 -
Osterley +1 1 £460 -6.12%
Clapham - 1 £400 -
Mayfair - 1 £575 -
Isleworth - 1 £375 - 1
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 837 (44.03%) Linux
2 773 (40.66%) Java
3 590 (31.04%) Agile Software Development
4 530 (27.88%) Perl
5 495 (26.04%) SQL
6 449 (23.62%) Ruby
7 411 (21.62%) Finance
8 384 (20.20%) DevOps
9 368 (19.36%) UNIX
10 342 (17.99%) Puppet
11 341 (17.94%) JavaScript
12 335 (17.62%) Banking
13 297 (15.62%) C++
14 293 (15.41%) Git (software)
15 290 (15.26%) Jenkins
16 284 (14.94%) Amazon AWS
17 275 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
18 271 (14.26%) Windows
19 246 (12.94%) Opscode Chef
20 243 (12.78%) Oracle
21 233 (12.26%) Investment Banking
22 230 (12.10%) TDD
23 225 (11.84%) Front Office
24 219 (11.52%) Configuration Management
25 215 (11.31%) Bash Shell
26 214 (11.26%) HTML
26 214 (11.26%) PHP
26 214 (11.26%) OO
27 207 (10.89%) C#
28 206 (10.84%) Analytical Skills

Python
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 151 (7.94%) Apache
2 106 (5.58%) Tomcat
3 98 (5.16%) Node.js
4 94 (4.94%) OpenStack
5 69 (3.63%) IIS
6 57 (3.00%) WebSphere
7 53 (2.79%) nginx
8 46 (2.42%) JBoss
9 44 (2.31%) Confluence
9 44 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
10 39 (2.05%) Apache Spark
11 36 (1.89%) SAS
12 28 (1.47%) WebLogic
13 20 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
14 16 (0.84%) CMS
14 16 (0.84%) Apache Pig
15 15 (0.79%) Mule ESB
15 15 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
16 14 (0.74%) Drupal
16 14 (0.74%) Jetty
Applications
1 39 (2.05%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (0.58%) SPSS
4 9 (0.47%) MS Office
5 7 (0.37%) Maya
6 3 (0.16%) MS Project
6 3 (0.16%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.11%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.11%) Maple
7 2 (0.11%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.053%) Weka
8 1 (0.053%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.053%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 16 (0.84%) ION MarketView
2 14 (0.74%) Front Arena
3 8 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.42%) Odoo
4 5 (0.26%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.21%) Magento
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.053%) Documaker
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.053%) BigMachines
8 1 (0.053%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.053%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.053%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.053%) RMDS
8 1 (0.053%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.053%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.053%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 284 (14.94%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
4 37 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
5 29 (1.53%) GitHub
6 28 (1.47%) Heroku
7 26 (1.37%) PaaS
8 24 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (0.79%) SaaS
10 14 (0.74%) Google Analytics
11 13 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
12 11 (0.58%) IaaS
12 11 (0.58%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.58%) Google App Engine
13 9 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 6 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.26%) Engine Yard
16 4 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
16 4 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 113 (5.94%) HTTP
2 108 (5.68%) Firewall
3 79 (4.16%) TCP/IP
4 72 (3.79%) DNS
5 70 (3.68%) SSL
6 64 (3.37%) Internet
7 46 (2.42%) LDAP
8 32 (1.68%) VPN
9 28 (1.47%) LAN
9 28 (1.47%) Multicast
10 24 (1.26%) DHCP
10 24 (1.26%) SAN
11 21 (1.10%) Kerberos
12 20 (1.05%) DMZ
13 14 (0.74%) NAS
14 13 (0.68%) Wireless
14 13 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
15 12 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (0.63%) BGP
16 11 (0.58%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (10.57%) MySQL
2 168 (8.84%) Relational Database
3 151 (7.94%) SQL Server
4 145 (7.63%) MongoDB
5 127 (6.68%) PostgreSQL
6 119 (6.26%) NoSQL
7 113 (5.94%) Hadoop
8 93 (4.89%) Big Data
9 80 (4.21%) RDBMS
10 69 (3.63%) Redis
11 50 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
12 45 (2.37%) Oracle Database
13 40 (2.10%) Data Mining
14 35 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 33 (1.74%) Apache Hive
16 32 (1.68%) HBase
17 25 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
18 23 (1.21%) DB2
19 18 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
20 17 (0.89%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 293 (15.41%) Git (software)
2 290 (15.26%) Jenkins
3 161 (8.47%) Subversion
4 131 (6.89%) JIRA
5 106 (5.58%) Maven
6 69 (3.63%) Selenium
7 68 (3.58%) Ant
8 57 (3.00%) TeamCity
9 53 (2.79%) Hudson
10 49 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 49 (2.58%) Mercurial
11 40 (2.10%) JUnit
12 38 (2.00%) Gradle
13 37 (1.95%) Cucumber
14 34 (1.79%) Artifactory
15 32 (1.68%) jMock
16 27 (1.42%) WebDriver
16 27 (1.42%) Gerrit
17 22 (1.16%) JMeter
18 21 (1.10%) ClearCase
General
1 411 (21.62%) Finance
2 335 (17.62%) Banking
3 233 (12.26%) Investment Banking
4 225 (11.84%) Front Office
5 38 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 36 (1.89%) Retail
7 30 (1.58%) Publishing
7 30 (1.58%) Games
8 27 (1.42%) Marketing
9 19 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 18 (0.95%) Advertising
11 11 (0.58%) Back Office
12 10 (0.53%) Legal
12 10 (0.53%) French Language
13 6 (0.32%) Military
14 4 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.16%) Japanese Language
15 3 (0.16%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.16%) Law
15 3 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 768 (40.40%) Developer
2 295 (15.52%) Python Developer
3 212 (11.15%) DevOps Engineer
4 148 (7.79%) Java Developer
5 131 (6.89%) Analyst
6 81 (4.26%) Administrator
7 70 (3.68%) Applications Support
8 63 (3.31%) Linux Engineer
9 60 (3.16%) Senior Developer
10 58 (3.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 55 (2.89%) Support Analyst
12 54 (2.84%) Consultant
12 54 (2.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 49 (2.58%) Systems Administrator
13 49 (2.58%) Architect
14 48 (2.52%) Systems Engineer
14 48 (2.52%) C++ Developer
14 48 (2.52%) Data Scientist
15 44 (2.31%) Django Developer
16 43 (2.26%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (11.26%) HTML
2 190 (9.99%) Web Services
3 158 (8.31%) Django
4 152 (8.00%) CSS
5 151 (7.94%) .NET
6 141 (7.42%) XML
7 109 (5.73%) HTML5
8 87 (4.58%) AngularJS
9 84 (4.42%) REST
10 76 (4.00%) FIX Protocol
11 75 (3.95%) RESTful
12 68 (3.58%) jQuery
13 67 (3.52%) Spring
14 65 (3.42%) JSON
15 61 (3.21%) LAMP
16 60 (3.16%) CSS3
17 58 (3.05%) Middleware
18 49 (2.58%) Hibernate
19 42 (2.21%) Ruby on Rails
19 42 (2.21%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 206 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (6.10%) Fixed Income
3 111 (5.84%) Computer Science
4 102 (5.37%) Derivative
5 75 (3.95%) Visualisation
6 67 (3.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 56 (2.95%) Algorithms
8 54 (2.84%) Mathematics
9 52 (2.74%) Equities
10 51 (2.68%) Statistics
11 50 (2.63%) Credit Risk
12 44 (2.31%) Hedge funds
13 31 (1.63%) Data Structures
14 29 (1.53%) Physics
15 27 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
16 25 (1.32%) User Experience
16 25 (1.32%) Data Centre
16 25 (1.32%) Market Risk
17 23 (1.21%) Mobile App
18 22 (1.16%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 837 (44.03%) Linux
2 368 (19.36%) UNIX
3 271 (14.26%) Windows
4 146 (7.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 87 (4.58%) Ubuntu
6 84 (4.42%) CentOS
7 53 (2.79%) Solaris
8 36 (1.89%) Android
9 33 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (1.47%) Apple iOS
11 22 (1.16%) AIX
12 19 (1.00%) Mac OS X
13 15 (0.79%) Windows 7
13 15 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (0.68%) Mac OS X Server
14 13 (0.68%) Debian
15 12 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 9 (0.47%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
18 4 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (31.04%) Agile Software Development
2 384 (20.20%) DevOps
3 275 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
4 230 (12.10%) TDD
5 219 (11.52%) Configuration Management
6 214 (11.26%) OO
7 203 (10.68%) Open Source
8 149 (7.84%) Analytics
9 137 (7.21%) Scrum
10 117 (6.15%) Software Engineering
11 107 (5.63%) Web Development
12 100 (5.26%) SDLC
13 92 (4.84%) ITIL
14 89 (4.68%) Low Latency
15 88 (4.63%) Continuous Delivery
16 87 (4.58%) Load Balancing
17 79 (4.16%) E-Commerce
18 72 (3.79%) Release Management
18 72 (3.79%) Unit Testing
19 71 (3.73%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 773 (40.66%) Java
2 530 (27.88%) Perl
3 495 (26.04%) SQL
4 449 (23.62%) Ruby
5 341 (17.94%) JavaScript
6 297 (15.62%) C++
7 215 (11.31%) Bash Shell
8 214 (11.26%) PHP
9 207 (10.89%) C#
10 140 (7.36%) Shell Script
11 112 (5.89%) Scala
12 106 (5.58%) R
13 97 (5.10%) C
14 71 (3.73%) PowerShell
15 69 (3.63%) VBA
16 48 (2.52%) Go
17 35 (1.84%) Groovy
18 31 (1.63%) MATLAB
19 28 (1.47%) Korn
20 24 (1.26%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 159 (8.36%) Degree
2 91 (4.79%) Security Cleared
3 59 (3.10%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.47%) PhD
5 26 (1.37%) DV Cleared
6 21 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (0.95%) CCNA
8 7 (0.37%) ISEB
9 6 (0.32%) CCNP
9 6 (0.32%) RHCE
10 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.21%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.16%) OCPJP
11 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.16%) CCIE
11 3 (0.16%) MCSE
12 2 (0.11%) CISSP
12 2 (0.11%) LPIC
12 2 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.11%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (6.58%) QA
2 10 (0.53%) SLA
3 8 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.26%) COREP
4 5 (0.26%) FINREP
5 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.11%) MiFID
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.053%) CRD IV
System Software
1 111 (5.84%) Docker
2 93 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (2.21%) vCloud
4 41 (2.16%) Active Directory
5 34 (1.79%) Varnish
6 30 (1.58%) vSphere
7 25 (1.32%) KVM
8 21 (1.10%) HDFS
9 16 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (0.79%) Samba
11 12 (0.63%) Hyper-V
12 11 (0.58%) XenServer
13 10 (0.53%) NFS
13 10 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 7 (0.37%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.32%) Firmware
15 6 (0.32%) VMware ESX
15 6 (0.32%) VirtualBox
15 6 (0.32%) Apache Flume
16 5 (0.26%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 342 (17.99%) Puppet
2 246 (12.94%) Opscode Chef
3 143 (7.52%) Ansible
4 99 (5.21%) Nagios
5 83 (4.37%) Salt
6 61 (3.21%) ZABBIX
7 52 (2.74%) Vagrant
8 41 (2.16%) Kibana
8 41 (2.16%) ITRS Geneos
9 36 (1.89%) BladeLogic
10 32 (1.68%) Zenoss
10 32 (1.68%) Graphite
11 28 (1.47%) HAProxy
11 28 (1.47%) logstash
12 24 (1.26%) Rundeck
13 21 (1.10%) yum
14 19 (1.00%) Cobbler
15 18 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
16 16 (0.84%) Control-M
17 15 (0.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 243 (12.78%) Oracle
2 179 (9.42%) Red Hat
3 178 (9.36%) VMware
4 83 (4.37%) Microsoft
5 73 (3.84%) Splunk
6 56 (2.95%) Tableau
7 54 (2.84%) Google
8 47 (2.47%) New Relic
9 45 (2.37%) HP
10 44 (2.31%) Cisco
11 43 (2.26%) IBM
11 43 (2.26%) Sybase
12 41 (2.16%) TIBCO
13 39 (2.05%) Perforce
14 27 (1.42%) SaltStack
14 27 (1.42%) Atlassian
15 25 (1.32%) AppDynamics
16 24 (1.26%) BMC
17 21 (1.10%) Reuters
18 20 (1.05%) Remedy
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day Node.JS up-skill
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Talent International
Rate: £290.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £425 - £500 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £750 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago