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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 54 53 109
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +56
Contract jobs citing Python 864 859 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.57% 3.41% 1.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.56% 7.91% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 668 338
Average daily rate
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£463 £488 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £339 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £41.25 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +358.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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
10091 10856 10409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.64% 43.04% 40.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7341 7779 7313
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 £288
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 83 121
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £57.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 1 October 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
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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 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
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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 +3 149 £525 +5.00% 117
Brentford 0 2 - -
Isleworth - 2 £370 -
Hounslow -1 1 £500 +25.00% 5
Canary Wharf -5 1 £650 - 1
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Mayfair - 1 £600 -
Chiswick - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - - 6
Harrow - - - - 5
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 793 (46.70%) Linux
2 610 (35.92%) Java
3 573 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
4 428 (25.21%) UNIX
5 427 (25.15%) Ruby
6 413 (24.32%) SQL
7 402 (23.67%) Perl
8 360 (21.20%) C++
9 353 (20.79%) JavaScript
10 318 (18.73%) TDD
11 294 (17.31%) Oracle
12 291 (17.14%) Finance
13 288 (16.96%) HTML
14 261 (15.37%) Puppet
15 258 (15.19%) Banking
16 253 (14.90%) Scrum
16 253 (14.90%) DevOps
17 252 (14.84%) OO
18 247 (14.55%) Bash Shell
19 231 (13.60%) Django
20 229 (13.49%) Git (software)
21 228 (13.43%) PHP
22 222 (13.07%) CSS
23 207 (12.19%) Windows
24 203 (11.96%) MySQL
25 202 (11.90%) C#
26 184 (10.84%) Opscode Chef
27 183 (10.78%) Front Office
27 183 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
28 182 (10.72%) Investment Banking

Python
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 179 (10.54%) Apache
2 100 (5.89%) WebSphere
3 93 (5.48%) WebLogic
4 72 (4.24%) Tomcat
5 63 (3.71%) Node.js
6 49 (2.89%) OpenStack
7 39 (2.30%) nginx
8 37 (2.18%) Apache Pig
9 32 (1.88%) IIS
10 29 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 28 (1.65%) Oracle Service Bus
12 26 (1.53%) WebLogic Portal
13 24 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
14 23 (1.35%) IBM HTTP Server
15 22 (1.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 18 (1.06%) CMS
17 17 (1.00%) Apache Spark
18 14 (0.82%) MQSeries
19 13 (0.77%) Adobe CQ
20 12 (0.71%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (1.71%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (0.65%) MS Project
4 7 (0.41%) SPSS
5 4 (0.24%) MS Office
6 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.12%) Gephi
7 2 (0.12%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.12%) Maya
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.059%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.059%) Houdini
8 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.059%) MODO
Business Applications
1 36 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (1.65%) Oracle BPM
3 21 (1.24%) Documaker
4 14 (0.82%) Oracle FAH
5 8 (0.47%) IntelliMatch
6 7 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.24%) SunGard Stream Ubix
7 4 (0.24%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 3 (0.18%) RMDS
8 3 (0.18%) Front Arena
8 3 (0.18%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.12%) Magento
10 1 (0.059%) Murex MxG2000
10 1 (0.059%) Tridion
10 1 (0.059%) ION MarketView
10 1 (0.059%) Misys Midas
10 1 (0.059%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 139 (8.19%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (5.83%) Amazon EC2
3 27 (1.59%) Amazon S3
4 24 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (1.00%) Google App Engine
7 16 (0.94%) GitHub
8 10 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
8 10 (0.59%) SaaS
9 8 (0.47%) Google Compute Engine
9 8 (0.47%) ElastiCache
9 8 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 7 (0.41%) IaaS
11 5 (0.29%) PaaS
12 4 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.24%) Heroku
13 2 (0.12%) Office 365
14 1 (0.059%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.059%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 133 (7.83%) HTTP
2 63 (3.71%) Internet
3 61 (3.59%) SSL
4 50 (2.94%) Firewall
5 44 (2.59%) DNS
6 43 (2.53%) TCP/IP
6 43 (2.53%) Multicast
7 32 (1.88%) LDAP
8 24 (1.41%) HTTPS
9 13 (0.77%) SAN
9 13 (0.77%) Intranet
10 10 (0.59%) BGP
11 9 (0.53%) BIG-IP
11 9 (0.53%) DVB
12 7 (0.41%) Wireshark
13 6 (0.35%) DHCP
13 6 (0.35%) VoIP
14 5 (0.29%) SSH
14 5 (0.29%) FTP
14 5 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (11.96%) MySQL
2 130 (7.66%) NoSQL
3 124 (7.30%) Relational Database
4 121 (7.13%) Big Data
5 106 (6.24%) MongoDB
6 101 (5.95%) Hadoop
7 93 (5.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 89 (5.24%) PostgreSQL
9 88 (5.18%) SQL Server
10 56 (3.30%) Apache Hive
11 51 (3.00%) Oracle Database
12 44 (2.59%) RDBMS
13 38 (2.24%) Oracle Exadata
14 36 (2.12%) Redis
15 31 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
16 28 (1.65%) Amazon Redshift
17 26 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
18 24 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
19 23 (1.35%) CouchDB
19 23 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 229 (13.49%) Git (software)
2 157 (9.25%) Jenkins
3 138 (8.13%) Subversion
4 108 (6.36%) JIRA
5 63 (3.71%) Hudson
6 59 (3.47%) Cucumber
7 47 (2.77%) Selenium
8 46 (2.71%) Maven
9 34 (2.00%) Jasmine
10 27 (1.59%) WebDriver
11 26 (1.53%) TeamCity
12 25 (1.47%) Ant
13 24 (1.41%) jMock
14 22 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
15 20 (1.18%) Karma Test Runner
16 18 (1.06%) JBehave
17 14 (0.82%) Mercurial
18 12 (0.71%) Gerrit
18 12 (0.71%) Introscope
19 11 (0.65%) Grunt
General
1 291 (17.14%) Finance
2 258 (15.19%) Banking
3 183 (10.78%) Front Office
4 182 (10.72%) Investment Banking
5 55 (3.24%) Games
6 35 (2.06%) Telecoms
6 35 (2.06%) Financial Institution
7 30 (1.77%) Retail
7 30 (1.77%) Billing
8 29 (1.71%) Legal
9 24 (1.41%) Back Office
10 22 (1.30%) Publishing
11 18 (1.06%) Marketing
11 18 (1.06%) Advertising
12 9 (0.53%) Electronics
13 4 (0.24%) French Language
13 4 (0.24%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.24%) Law
14 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.059%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 842 (49.59%) Developer
2 363 (21.38%) Python Developer
3 128 (7.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 112 (6.60%) C++ Developer
5 110 (6.48%) Java Developer
6 92 (5.42%) Analyst
7 85 (5.01%) Python/Django Developer
8 74 (4.36%) Senior Developer
9 61 (3.59%) Linux Engineer
10 56 (3.30%) Consultant
10 56 (3.30%) Applications Support
11 54 (3.18%) Front-End Developer
12 53 (3.12%) Administrator
13 51 (3.00%) Architect
14 46 (2.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 45 (2.65%) Support Engineer
16 42 (2.47%) Web Developer
16 42 (2.47%) Software Engineer
17 41 (2.41%) Systems Administrator
17 41 (2.41%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (16.96%) HTML
2 231 (13.60%) Django
3 222 (13.07%) CSS
4 159 (9.36%) Web Services
5 143 (8.42%) XML
6 118 (6.95%) HTML5
7 116 (6.83%) .NET
8 97 (5.71%) Middleware
9 86 (5.06%) jQuery
10 76 (4.48%) WebSphere MQ
11 66 (3.89%) JSON
12 64 (3.77%) CSS3
12 64 (3.77%) LAMP
13 59 (3.47%) AngularJS
14 51 (3.00%) Spring
15 50 (2.94%) REST
16 47 (2.77%) Backbone.js
17 45 (2.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 44 (2.59%) STL
19 40 (2.36%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 139 (8.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 138 (8.13%) Open Source
3 135 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
4 117 (6.89%) Computer Science
5 108 (6.36%) Derivative
6 97 (5.71%) Fixed Income
7 83 (4.89%) Visualisation
8 75 (4.42%) Algorithms
9 59 (3.47%) Equities
10 56 (3.30%) Clustering
11 40 (2.36%) Hedge funds
12 38 (2.24%) User Experience
13 33 (1.94%) Mathematics
14 30 (1.77%) Digital Media
15 26 (1.53%) STB
16 25 (1.47%) Mobile App
17 24 (1.41%) Data Structures
18 22 (1.30%) Credit Risk
18 22 (1.30%) Credit Derivative
19 21 (1.24%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 793 (46.70%) Linux
2 428 (25.21%) UNIX
3 207 (12.19%) Windows
4 133 (7.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 89 (5.24%) CentOS
6 69 (4.06%) Ubuntu
7 66 (3.89%) Mac OS X
8 43 (2.53%) Debian
9 38 (2.24%) SELinux
10 34 (2.00%) Solaris
11 30 (1.77%) AIX
12 26 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (1.53%) Apple iOS
13 24 (1.41%) Android
14 18 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
16 14 (0.82%) Windows 7
17 9 (0.53%) Windows XP
18 8 (0.47%) Windows Phone
19 5 (0.29%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 573 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (18.73%) TDD
3 253 (14.90%) Scrum
3 253 (14.90%) DevOps
4 252 (14.84%) OO
5 183 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
6 173 (10.19%) Software Engineering
7 168 (9.89%) Web Development
8 141 (8.30%) Configuration Management
9 137 (8.07%) BDD
10 116 (6.83%) Analytics
11 111 (6.54%) SOA
12 95 (5.59%) Pair Programming
13 93 (5.48%) Low Latency
14 91 (5.36%) Responsive Web Design
15 85 (5.01%) E-Commerce
16 83 (4.89%) Kanban
17 66 (3.89%) Unit Testing
18 63 (3.71%) Project Management
19 60 (3.53%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 610 (35.92%) Java
2 427 (25.15%) Ruby
3 413 (24.32%) SQL
4 402 (23.67%) Perl
5 360 (21.20%) C++
6 353 (20.79%) JavaScript
7 247 (14.55%) Bash Shell
8 228 (13.43%) PHP
9 202 (11.90%) C#
10 145 (8.54%) Scala
11 126 (7.42%) Shell Script
12 106 (6.24%) C
13 54 (3.18%) R
14 45 (2.65%) PowerShell
15 42 (2.47%) Jython
16 28 (1.65%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 26 (1.53%) PL/SQL
18 20 (1.18%) Groovy
19 19 (1.12%) Korn
20 16 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 132 (7.77%) Degree
2 30 (1.77%) Security Cleared
3 14 (0.82%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.59%) ISEB
4 10 (0.59%) PhD
5 9 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (0.53%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.24%) CISSP
6 4 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.24%) CCNA
6 4 (0.24%) CEH
6 4 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.18%) OCPJP
7 3 (0.18%) MCSE
7 3 (0.18%) RHCE
7 3 (0.18%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.18%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.18%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.12%) MCITP
8 2 (0.12%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.30%) QA
2 23 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.71%) SLA
4 6 (0.35%) GPG13
5 3 (0.18%) Basel III
6 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.12%) Basel II
7 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.059%) HL7
7 1 (0.059%) JTAG
7 1 (0.059%) COBIT
7 1 (0.059%) CRD IV
System Software
1 76 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (3.83%) Oracle RAC
3 52 (3.06%) vCloud
4 28 (1.65%) Active Directory
5 24 (1.41%) Varnish
6 17 (1.00%) VMware ESX
7 10 (0.59%) vSphere
8 9 (0.53%) NFS
8 9 (0.53%) Xen
9 8 (0.47%) HDFS
10 7 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (0.35%) NDS
12 5 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.29%) Docker
13 4 (0.24%) KVM
14 3 (0.18%) XenServer
14 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
14 3 (0.18%) Cygwin
14 3 (0.18%) Squid
14 3 (0.18%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 261 (15.37%) Puppet
2 184 (10.84%) Opscode Chef
3 131 (7.71%) Nagios
4 51 (3.00%) ZABBIX
5 42 (2.47%) Salt
6 40 (2.36%) ITRS Geneos
7 35 (2.06%) Cacti
7 35 (2.06%) Ansible
8 28 (1.65%) Oracle Identity Management
9 25 (1.47%) Zenoss
10 21 (1.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 21 (1.24%) Vagrant
11 20 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
12 17 (1.00%) Kibana
12 17 (1.00%) Opsview
13 15 (0.88%) Graylog2
14 13 (0.77%) BladeLogic
15 12 (0.71%) Oozie
16 10 (0.59%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 10 (0.59%) Control-M
Vendors
1 294 (17.31%) Oracle
2 178 (10.48%) Red Hat
3 114 (6.71%) VMware
4 82 (4.83%) IBM
5 62 (3.65%) Microsoft
6 54 (3.18%) Remedy
7 38 (2.24%) TIBCO
8 36 (2.12%) Google
9 35 (2.06%) Splunk
10 32 (1.88%) Rackspace
11 28 (1.65%) Sybase
12 27 (1.59%) Zend
12 27 (1.59%) New Relic
13 26 (1.53%) Reuters
14 25 (1.47%) MarketAxess
15 22 (1.30%) Perforce
16 21 (1.24%) eSpeed
17 19 (1.12%) HP
18 18 (1.06%) Siebel
19 17 (1.00%) SaltStack
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Blue Glue
Rate: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum pro rata
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nexere Consulting Limited
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City Of Westminster, London
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - £566 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago