Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 16 18
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2 +2
Contract jobs citing Python 644 921 838
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 12.45% 10.24% 9.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.38% 19.56% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 680 670
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £413 £406 £425
90th Percentile £700 £700 £725
London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.06% -
10th Percentile £24.50 £32.50 £16.45
90th Percentile £52.40 £63.25 £42.78
London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +8.84% -13.53% -2.30%

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 2,537 4,709 4,851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 49.04% 52.37% 52.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,919 3,745 4,081
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £375 £381 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% +33.72% -24.15%
10th Percentile £24.50 £18.32 £17.55
90th Percentile £57.05 £63.25 £67.50
Median hourly rate £44.02 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +24.00% +1.43% -20.45%

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 8 April 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 8 April 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 8 April 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 +7 514 £550 - 299
City of Westminster +4 19 £638 +15.91% 1
Southwark +3 8 £513 -2.38%
West End of London -4 8 £550 +4.76% 1
Camden +7 1 £550 -
Kensington and Chelsea -2 1 - -
Python
London

For the 6 months to 8 April 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.

1 196 (30.43%) AWS
2 186 (28.88%) DevOps
3 182 (28.26%) Java
4 152 (23.60%) Finance
5 150 (23.29%) SQL
6 140 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 131 (20.34%) Kubernetes
8 120 (18.63%) Azure
9 116 (18.01%) Docker
10 108 (16.77%) Linux
11 97 (15.06%) GCP
12 96 (14.91%) JavaScript
13 86 (13.35%) Terraform
13 86 (13.35%) Data Science
14 78 (12.11%) Machine Learning
15 77 (11.96%) Analytics
15 77 (11.96%) Greenfield Project
16 75 (11.65%) Big Data
17 71 (11.02%) Jenkins
18 68 (10.56%) C++
19 65 (10.09%) Banking
20 63 (9.78%) C#
20 63 (9.78%) Bash Shell
21 62 (9.63%) Google
22 61 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
22 61 (9.47%) Front Office
23 60 (9.32%) Ruby
24 58 (9.01%) Ansible
25 57 (8.85%) Business Intelligence
26 55 (8.54%) .NET

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 54 (8.39%) Apache Spark
2 34 (5.28%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (1.55%) Apache Airflow
4 9 (1.40%) nginx
5 8 (1.24%) Confluence
6 7 (1.09%) Apache
7 6 (0.93%) SAS
7 6 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.78%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.62%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.62%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.47%) Luigi
11 2 (0.31%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.31%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.31%) DataSynapse
11 2 (0.31%) DNN
12 1 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 25 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.47%) InDesign
3 3 (0.47%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.31%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.31%) SPSS
5 1 (0.16%) Stata
5 1 (0.16%) Weka
Business Applications
1 7 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.09%) Sophis RISQUE
2 5 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.31%) Front Arena
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 196 (30.43%) AWS
2 120 (18.63%) Azure
3 97 (15.06%) GCP
4 43 (6.68%) Serverless
5 31 (4.81%) AWS Lambda
6 26 (4.04%) GitHub
7 24 (3.73%) Amazon S3
8 22 (3.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 22 (3.42%) Power Platform
9 20 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (2.48%) Azure Data Factory
11 13 (2.02%) Azure Machine Learning
12 12 (1.86%) Amazon EKS
13 11 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (1.55%) Amazon ECS
14 10 (1.55%) Amazon Kinesis
14 10 (1.55%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (1.55%) Route 53
14 10 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (1.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.80%) Firewall
2 11 (1.71%) HTTP
3 10 (1.55%) Internet
4 9 (1.40%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.24%) Network Security
6 7 (1.09%) DNS
7 5 (0.78%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (0.78%) VPN
8 4 (0.62%) MPLS
8 4 (0.62%) SSL
8 4 (0.62%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.31%) 2G
9 2 (0.31%) 3G
9 2 (0.31%) BGP
9 2 (0.31%) DHCP
9 2 (0.31%) IPv4
9 2 (0.31%) SNMP
9 2 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (11.65%) Big Data
2 50 (7.76%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (7.14%) Hadoop
4 43 (6.68%) SQL Server
5 39 (6.06%) NoSQL
6 34 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (3.73%) MySQL
8 23 (3.57%) Data Lake
9 22 (3.42%) Power BI
10 21 (3.26%) MongoDB
11 20 (3.11%) BigQuery
12 19 (2.95%) Relational Database
13 17 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
14 16 (2.48%) Redis
15 14 (2.17%) Amazon Redshift
15 14 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 12 (1.86%) Apache Hive
18 10 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
18 10 (1.55%) HBase
Development Applications
1 71 (11.02%) Jenkins
2 54 (8.39%) Git (software)
3 25 (3.88%) JIRA
4 16 (2.48%) GitLab
5 13 (2.02%) Maven
5 13 (2.02%) TeamCity
5 13 (2.02%) Visual Studio
6 10 (1.55%) CircleCI
6 10 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (1.40%) Travis CI
8 7 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.93%) Subversion
10 5 (0.78%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.78%) Selenium
10 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (0.47%) Bitbucket Server
12 3 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.47%) Postman
General
1 152 (23.60%) Finance
2 65 (10.09%) Banking
3 61 (9.47%) Front Office
4 26 (4.04%) Investment Banking
5 21 (3.26%) Marketing
6 14 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 14 (2.17%) Games
6 14 (2.17%) Retail
7 13 (2.02%) Public Sector
8 11 (1.71%) Advertising
9 10 (1.55%) Law
9 10 (1.55%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.09%) International Banking
11 4 (0.62%) French Language
11 4 (0.62%) Local Government
11 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.62%) Publishing
11 4 (0.62%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Electronics
12 2 (0.31%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 242 (37.58%) Developer
2 113 (17.55%) Python Developer
3 95 (14.75%) DevOps Engineer
4 81 (12.58%) Data Engineer
5 52 (8.07%) Python Engineer
6 51 (7.92%) AWS Engineer
7 36 (5.59%) Data Scientist
8 33 (5.12%) Azure Engineer
9 31 (4.81%) Analyst
10 30 (4.66%) Java Developer
10 30 (4.66%) Senior Developer
11 27 (4.19%) Architect
11 27 (4.19%) AWS DevOps
12 24 (3.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 24 (3.73%) Platform Engineer
13 23 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
14 22 (3.42%) Cloud Engineer
15 21 (3.26%) C# Developer
16 19 (2.95%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 16 (2.48%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (8.54%) .NET
2 40 (6.21%) Kafka
3 38 (5.90%) Web Services
4 36 (5.59%) HTML
5 35 (5.43%) Django
6 32 (4.97%) React
7 30 (4.66%) Flask
7 30 (4.66%) Node.js
8 27 (4.19%) Pandas
9 24 (3.73%) CSS
10 23 (3.57%) NumPy
10 23 (3.57%) RESTful
11 21 (3.26%) TensorFlow
12 20 (3.11%) Natural Language Processing
12 20 (3.11%) REST
12 20 (3.11%) Spring
13 18 (2.80%) AngularJS
14 15 (2.33%) PySpark
15 13 (2.02%) SciPy
16 12 (1.86%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.96%) Greenfield Project
2 45 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.97%) Algorithms
4 23 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
5 21 (3.26%) Derivative
6 15 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (2.33%) Public Cloud
7 14 (2.17%) Data Structures
8 13 (2.02%) Market Risk
8 13 (2.02%) User Experience
9 12 (1.86%) Cloud Native
9 12 (1.86%) Hedge funds
10 9 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.40%) Equities
10 9 (1.40%) Fixed Income
10 9 (1.40%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.24%) Credit Risk
11 8 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 108 (16.77%) Linux
2 33 (5.12%) Unix
2 33 (5.12%) Windows
3 10 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.62%) Debian
5 4 (0.62%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.47%) Android
6 3 (0.47%) CentOS
6 3 (0.47%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.47%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.16%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (28.88%) DevOps
2 140 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (13.35%) Data Science
4 78 (12.11%) Machine Learning
5 77 (11.96%) Analytics
6 61 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (8.85%) Business Intelligence
8 53 (8.23%) ETL
8 53 (8.23%) Microservices
9 50 (7.76%) Data Modelling
10 48 (7.45%) Software Engineering
11 46 (7.14%) TDD
12 45 (6.99%) Artificial Intelligence
13 44 (6.83%) Open Source
14 39 (6.06%) Computer Science
15 38 (5.90%) Infrastructure as Code
15 38 (5.90%) Visualisation
16 36 (5.59%) Test Automation
17 33 (5.12%) Problem-Solving
18 31 (4.81%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 182 (28.26%) Java
2 150 (23.29%) SQL
3 96 (14.91%) JavaScript
4 68 (10.56%) C++
5 63 (9.78%) Bash Shell
5 63 (9.78%) C#
6 60 (9.32%) Ruby
7 52 (8.07%) Go
8 51 (7.92%) R
9 42 (6.52%) Scala
10 31 (4.81%) PHP
10 31 (4.81%) PowerShell
11 19 (2.95%) Groovy
12 16 (2.48%) Perl
13 13 (2.02%) T-SQL
13 13 (2.02%) VBA
14 10 (1.55%) C
14 10 (1.55%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 6 (0.93%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 41 (6.37%) Degree
2 20 (3.11%) SC Cleared
2 20 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.02%) PhD
4 11 (1.71%) Master's Degree
5 10 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.78%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.62%) ISEB
9 3 (0.47%) CCIE
9 3 (0.47%) CHECK Team Member
9 3 (0.47%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.31%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (0.31%) CCNA
10 2 (0.31%) CCNP
10 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.16%) CCA
11 1 (0.16%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.86%) QA
2 7 (1.09%) GDPR
3 4 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.62%) PSD2
4 2 (0.31%) MiFID
4 2 (0.31%) SLA
5 1 (0.16%) Basel III
5 1 (0.16%) EMIR
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 1 (0.16%) NCSC
System Software
1 116 (18.01%) Docker
2 10 (1.55%) HDFS
3 4 (0.62%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.47%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.16%) zsh
Systems Management
1 131 (20.34%) Kubernetes
2 86 (13.35%) Terraform
3 58 (9.01%) Ansible
4 36 (5.59%) Puppet
5 25 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.40%) Grafana
6 9 (1.40%) Prometheus
7 7 (1.09%) Hadoop YARN
8 6 (0.93%) Kibana
8 6 (0.93%) Kubeflow
9 5 (0.78%) Graphite
9 5 (0.78%) Nagios
9 5 (0.78%) Rancher
10 4 (0.62%) CFEngine
10 4 (0.62%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (0.62%) logstash
10 4 (0.62%) Salt
10 4 (0.62%) SCCM
10 4 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.31%) Istio
Vendors
1 62 (9.63%) Google
2 51 (7.92%) Microsoft
3 31 (4.81%) Oracle
4 20 (3.11%) Tableau
5 19 (2.95%) Splunk
6 11 (1.71%) Databricks
7 10 (1.55%) Alteryx
7 10 (1.55%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.24%) SAP
9 7 (1.09%) Cisco
9 7 (1.09%) Sophis
9 7 (1.09%) TIBCO
10 6 (0.93%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.93%) Facebook
11 5 (0.78%) Cloudera
11 5 (0.78%) MuleSoft
11 5 (0.78%) Sybase
12 4 (0.62%) Fortinet
12 4 (0.62%) Okta