Period
to 9 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Python skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Python over the 6 months to 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Python
London > Central London
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 13 16
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 +3
Contract jobs citing Python 419 960 949
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 12.70% 11.01% 10.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.85% 21.68% 19.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 745 765
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £406 £424 £413
90th Percentile £705 £710 £698
London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 3
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +169.23% -
10th Percentile £33.50 £32.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £46.15 £59.20 £15.30
London median hourly rate £36.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -15.29% -5.56% +3.45%

Python is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,621 4,429 4,922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 49.12% 50.80% 52.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,191 3,587 4,071
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £368 £400 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £525 £510
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -
10th Percentile £29.00 £21.00 £12.85
90th Percentile £57.00 £59.90 £57.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.41% -16.47% +6.25%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Python as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Python in Central London

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Python in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Python in Central London

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python in Central London over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Python in Central London

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Python in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Python in Central London

Python
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Python in Central London over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Python in Central London

Python
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Central London region over the 6 months to 9 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +5 338 £550 - 161
City of Westminster +1 12 £663 +10.42%
West End of London -7 5 £550 +22.22%
Southwark +5 2 £438 -16.67%
Kensington and Chelsea -1 1 - -
Lambeth - 1 £650 -
Python
London

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Python.

1 141 (33.65%) AWS
2 139 (33.17%) DevOps
3 122 (29.12%) Finance
4 112 (26.73%) Java
4 112 (26.73%) Kubernetes
5 95 (22.67%) SQL
6 87 (20.76%) Azure
7 86 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
8 80 (19.09%) Docker
9 77 (18.38%) Terraform
10 73 (17.42%) Linux
11 72 (17.18%) GCP
12 66 (15.75%) Big Data
13 64 (15.27%) JavaScript
14 59 (14.08%) Analytics
15 56 (13.37%) Jenkins
16 55 (13.13%) Banking
17 54 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
17 54 (12.89%) Git (software)
18 51 (12.17%) C#
19 50 (11.93%) Bash Shell
20 49 (11.69%) Front Office
21 48 (11.46%) Ansible
22 47 (11.22%) Machine Learning
23 43 (10.26%) Data Science
24 40 (9.55%) Google
25 38 (9.07%) Software Engineering
25 38 (9.07%) Infrastructure as Code
25 38 (9.07%) Apache Spark
26 37 (8.83%) Open Source

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (9.07%) Apache Spark
2 23 (5.49%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.15%) Apache
3 9 (2.15%) Confluence
3 9 (2.15%) SAS
4 5 (1.19%) CMS
4 5 (1.19%) nginx
4 5 (1.19%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.95%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (0.95%) Tornado
6 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.48%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.48%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.24%) Apache Pulsar
8 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.24%) R Markdown
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (5.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.72%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.67%) Sophis RISQUE
2 4 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.48%) Front Arena
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 141 (33.65%) AWS
2 87 (20.76%) Azure
3 72 (17.18%) GCP
4 30 (7.16%) Serverless
5 22 (5.25%) GitHub
6 21 (5.01%) AWS Lambda
7 17 (4.06%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (3.58%) Amazon EKS
9 12 (2.86%) Power Platform
10 11 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (2.39%) Azure Data Factory
12 9 (2.15%) Amazon ECS
12 9 (2.15%) PaaS
13 8 (1.91%) Amazon S3
13 8 (1.91%) IaaS
14 7 (1.67%) Azure Functions
15 6 (1.43%) OpenShift
15 6 (1.43%) Route 53
15 6 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.58%) DNS
2 14 (3.34%) Firewall
3 10 (2.39%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.91%) HTTP
5 7 (1.67%) Internet
6 5 (1.19%) DHCP
7 4 (0.95%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.95%) SSL
8 3 (0.72%) BGP
8 3 (0.72%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.72%) MPLS
8 3 (0.72%) Network Security
8 3 (0.72%) VPN
9 2 (0.48%) 2G
9 2 (0.48%) 3G
9 2 (0.48%) OSPF
9 2 (0.48%) SNMP
9 2 (0.48%) WAN
9 2 (0.48%) Wireless
9 2 (0.48%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (15.75%) Big Data
2 34 (8.11%) Hadoop
3 31 (7.40%) SQL Server
4 29 (6.92%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (5.97%) NoSQL
6 21 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (3.82%) MySQL
8 15 (3.58%) BigQuery
9 13 (3.10%) Apache Hive
9 13 (3.10%) Data Lake
9 13 (3.10%) Relational Database
10 12 (2.86%) Amazon Redshift
10 12 (2.86%) Power BI
10 12 (2.86%) Redis
11 11 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (2.15%) Spotfire
13 8 (1.91%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (1.91%) MongoDB
13 8 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 56 (13.37%) Jenkins
2 54 (12.89%) Git (software)
3 20 (4.77%) JIRA
4 13 (3.10%) GitLab
5 9 (2.15%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.91%) Maven
6 8 (1.91%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (1.19%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.19%) git-flow
9 5 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.95%) CircleCI
10 4 (0.95%) Hudson
10 4 (0.95%) ProC
10 4 (0.95%) Selenium
10 4 (0.95%) Travis CI
11 3 (0.72%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 122 (29.12%) Finance
2 55 (13.13%) Banking
3 49 (11.69%) Front Office
4 20 (4.77%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.10%) Public Sector
6 11 (2.63%) Marketing
6 11 (2.63%) Retail
7 9 (2.15%) Financial Institution
7 9 (2.15%) International Banking
7 9 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.19%) Games
8 5 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.95%) Law
9 4 (0.95%) Local Government
10 3 (0.72%) Electronics
10 3 (0.72%) French Language
11 1 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Legal
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 133 (31.74%) Developer
2 79 (18.85%) DevOps Engineer
3 63 (15.04%) Data Engineer
4 61 (14.56%) Python Developer
5 46 (10.98%) AWS Engineer
6 32 (7.64%) Python Engineer
7 27 (6.44%) AWS DevOps
8 24 (5.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 23 (5.49%) Cloud Engineer
10 21 (5.01%) Analyst
11 18 (4.30%) Architect
11 18 (4.30%) Azure Engineer
12 16 (3.82%) Data Scientist
12 16 (3.82%) Senior Developer
13 15 (3.58%) Java Developer
13 15 (3.58%) Quantitative Developer
14 13 (3.10%) Front Office Developer
15 12 (2.86%) C# Developer
15 12 (2.86%) Platform Engineer
15 12 (2.86%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.83%) .NET
2 26 (6.21%) Web Services
3 22 (5.25%) Kafka
4 21 (5.01%) Django
4 21 (5.01%) HTML
4 21 (5.01%) Node.js
5 20 (4.77%) Flask
5 20 (4.77%) React
6 17 (4.06%) CSS
6 17 (4.06%) TensorFlow
7 15 (3.58%) Pandas
7 15 (3.58%) RESTful
8 14 (3.34%) Elastic Stack
9 12 (2.86%) NumPy
9 12 (2.86%) REST
10 11 (2.63%) PySpark
11 9 (2.15%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (1.91%) Anaconda
12 8 (1.91%) AngularJS
12 8 (1.91%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.88%) Greenfield Project
2 30 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (4.06%) Algorithms
4 17 (4.06%) Fixed Income
5 15 (3.58%) Linux Command Line
6 12 (2.86%) Market Risk
7 11 (2.63%) Cloud Native
7 11 (2.63%) Hedge funds
8 10 (2.39%) Credit Risk
8 10 (2.39%) Derivative
9 9 (2.15%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.15%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (1.43%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.19%) Data Structures
13 5 (1.19%) Social Media
14 4 (0.95%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 73 (17.42%) Linux
2 25 (5.97%) Unix
3 14 (3.34%) Windows
4 9 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.95%) Debian
6 3 (0.72%) CentOS
6 3 (0.72%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.72%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Android
8 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.24%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (33.17%) DevOps
2 86 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (14.08%) Analytics
4 54 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (11.22%) Machine Learning
6 43 (10.26%) Data Science
7 38 (9.07%) Infrastructure as Code
7 38 (9.07%) Software Engineering
8 37 (8.83%) Open Source
9 36 (8.59%) Data Modelling
10 35 (8.35%) ETL
11 34 (8.11%) Microservices
12 32 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
13 31 (7.40%) Artificial Intelligence
13 31 (7.40%) Test Automation
14 25 (5.97%) Continuous Delivery
15 24 (5.73%) TDD
15 24 (5.73%) Visualisation
16 23 (5.49%) Computer Science
16 23 (5.49%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (26.73%) Java
2 95 (22.67%) SQL
3 64 (15.27%) JavaScript
4 51 (12.17%) C#
5 50 (11.93%) Bash Shell
6 34 (8.11%) Go
6 34 (8.11%) R
6 34 (8.11%) Ruby
7 31 (7.40%) C++
8 26 (6.21%) PowerShell
9 24 (5.73%) Scala
10 18 (4.30%) Groovy
10 18 (4.30%) Perl
11 14 (3.34%) PHP
11 14 (3.34%) VBA
12 11 (2.63%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.91%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.67%) C
15 6 (1.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 5 (1.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (5.49%) SC Cleared
1 23 (5.49%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.25%) Degree
3 6 (1.43%) AWS Certification
4 5 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.95%) ISEB
5 4 (0.95%) Master's Degree
5 4 (0.95%) PhD
6 3 (0.72%) CCNP
6 3 (0.72%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.48%) CCIE
7 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.24%) CCIE Service Provider
8 1 (0.24%) CCNA
8 1 (0.24%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.67%) QA
2 6 (1.43%) GDPR
3 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.48%) PSD2
4 1 (0.24%) Basel III
4 1 (0.24%) CDISC
4 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.24%) MiFID
4 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 80 (19.09%) Docker
2 6 (1.43%) HDFS
3 4 (0.95%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.72%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.48%) zsh
6 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 112 (26.73%) Kubernetes
2 77 (18.38%) Terraform
3 48 (11.46%) Ansible
4 21 (5.01%) Puppet
5 17 (4.06%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (3.10%) Prometheus
7 9 (2.15%) Grafana
8 8 (1.91%) Rancher
8 8 (1.91%) Salt
9 5 (1.19%) Kibana
9 5 (1.19%) Kubeflow
10 4 (0.95%) logstash
11 3 (0.72%) Hadoop YARN
12 2 (0.48%) CFEngine
12 2 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.48%) HP SiteScope
12 2 (0.48%) Pacemaker
12 2 (0.48%) Packer
12 2 (0.48%) QRadar
12 2 (0.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (9.55%) Google
2 30 (7.16%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.53%) Oracle
4 14 (3.34%) Cloudera
5 12 (2.86%) Tableau
6 11 (2.63%) Splunk
7 10 (2.39%) SAP
8 8 (1.91%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.67%) SaltStack
9 7 (1.67%) Sophis
10 6 (1.43%) Sybase
11 5 (1.19%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.19%) Cisco
11 5 (1.19%) Databricks
11 5 (1.19%) Hortonworks
12 4 (0.95%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.95%) TIBCO
13 3 (0.72%) Alteryx
13 3 (0.72%) Lets Encrypt
13 3 (0.72%) New Relic