Period
to 11 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 11 December 2017 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 16 41
Rank change year-on-year -4 +25 +29
Contract jobs citing Python 563 587 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.83% 9.01% 4.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.89% 17.91% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 474 316
City of London median daily rate £575 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £425 £389 £357
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
City of London median hourly rate £27.55 - £29.00
10th Percentile £25.69 - £21.40
90th Percentile £29.85 - £37.00
Central London median hourly rate £28.00 - £29.00

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 the City of London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3780 3277 3978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 52.59% 50.28% 46.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3162 2754 3338
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £660 £663
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 20
City of London median hourly rate £24.49 £27.50 £25.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.96% +8.16% +27.13%
10th Percentile £13.35 £16.06 £15.69
90th Percentile £30.00 £55.19 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £25.79 £27.50 £25.43
% change year-on-year -6.23% +8.16% +27.13%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Python as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Python in the City of London

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in the City of London

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the City of London over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in the City of London

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in the City of London

Python
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 11 December 2017. 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
Moorgate - 1 £575 -
Python
Central London

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Python.

1 233 (41.39%) Java
2 204 (36.23%) Finance
3 196 (34.81%) DevOps
4 192 (34.10%) Agile Software Development
5 174 (30.91%) Amazon AWS
6 150 (26.64%) Banking
7 137 (24.33%) Linux
8 121 (21.49%) Ruby
9 111 (19.72%) SQL
10 108 (19.18%) Ansible
11 105 (18.65%) Jenkins
12 97 (17.23%) Big Data
13 96 (17.05%) Apache Spark
14 94 (16.70%) Docker
15 91 (16.16%) Git (software)
16 89 (15.81%) Bash Shell
17 86 (15.28%) Hadoop
18 83 (14.74%) Unix
19 77 (13.68%) TDD
20 73 (12.97%) Front Office
21 65 (11.55%) Configuration Management
21 65 (11.55%) Puppet
22 61 (10.83%) Apache Hive
22 61 (10.83%) Open Source
22 61 (10.83%) Analytics
23 60 (10.66%) SDLC
23 60 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
24 59 (10.48%) Scala
24 59 (10.48%) Perl
25 58 (10.30%) C#

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 96 (17.05%) Apache Spark
2 25 (4.44%) Apache
3 19 (3.37%) nginx
4 17 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (2.49%) Confluence
6 13 (2.31%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.95%) JBoss
8 8 (1.42%) Apache Pig
9 7 (1.24%) Apache Solr
9 7 (1.24%) IIS
9 7 (1.24%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.24%) SAS
10 5 (0.89%) Jetty
11 4 (0.71%) Jupyter
11 4 (0.71%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.36%) CMS
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 9 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.89%) SPSS
3 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.36%) Weka
5 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.18%) GIMP
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) BondVision
1 3 (0.53%) Summit
2 2 (0.36%) Magento
2 2 (0.36%) ReMetrica
2 2 (0.36%) RMDS
2 2 (0.36%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (0.18%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.18%) Odoo
3 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.18%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 174 (30.91%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (7.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (6.93%) GitHub
4 20 (3.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (3.02%) Serverless
6 16 (2.84%) Amazon S3
7 15 (2.66%) Bluemix
7 15 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (2.66%) IBM Cloud
8 13 (2.31%) OpenShift
8 13 (2.31%) Route 53
9 12 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (1.78%) SaaS
12 8 (1.42%) npm
12 8 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (1.24%) PaaS
14 6 (1.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (1.07%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.02%) HTTP
2 16 (2.84%) Firewall
2 16 (2.84%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.60%) DNS
3 9 (1.60%) SSL
4 7 (1.24%) LDAP
5 6 (1.07%) Network Security
6 4 (0.71%) BIG-IP
6 4 (0.71%) DSL
6 4 (0.71%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.71%) Internet
6 4 (0.71%) LAN
6 4 (0.71%) VPN
7 3 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.53%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.36%) SAN
8 2 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.36%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.36%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (17.23%) Big Data
2 86 (15.28%) Hadoop
3 61 (10.83%) Apache Hive
4 56 (9.95%) Relational Database
5 45 (7.99%) PostgreSQL
6 43 (7.64%) SQL Server
7 42 (7.46%) RDBMS
8 30 (5.33%) NoSQL
9 28 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (4.62%) HBase
11 24 (4.26%) MongoDB
12 21 (3.73%) MySQL
13 18 (3.20%) Sqoop
14 17 (3.02%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (2.66%) Impala
16 14 (2.49%) Oracle Database
16 14 (2.49%) Oracle ODI
17 13 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
18 12 (2.13%) Data Mining
19 9 (1.60%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 105 (18.65%) Jenkins
2 91 (16.16%) Git (software)
3 50 (8.88%) JIRA
4 32 (5.68%) Maven
5 26 (4.62%) Subversion
6 21 (3.73%) Selenium
6 21 (3.73%) Sonatype Nexus
7 19 (3.37%) TeamCity
8 14 (2.49%) Cucumber
9 10 (1.78%) Artifactory
9 10 (1.78%) Gradle
10 9 (1.60%) WebDriver
11 8 (1.42%) Bower
11 8 (1.42%) Grunt
11 8 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.24%) Vagrant
13 6 (1.07%) Codeship
13 6 (1.07%) Gerrit
13 6 (1.07%) gulp
13 6 (1.07%) SonarQube
General
1 204 (36.23%) Finance
2 150 (26.64%) Banking
3 73 (12.97%) Front Office
4 56 (9.95%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.49%) Marketing
6 8 (1.42%) Retail
7 7 (1.24%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.24%) Publishing
8 4 (0.71%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.71%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.53%) Advertising
10 2 (0.36%) Law
10 2 (0.36%) Legal
11 1 (0.18%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 235 (41.74%) Developer
2 129 (22.91%) Python Developer
3 98 (17.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 72 (12.79%) Senior Developer
5 41 (7.28%) Data Engineer
5 41 (7.28%) Senior Python Developer
6 37 (6.57%) AWS DevOps
7 34 (6.04%) AWS Engineer
8 30 (5.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 27 (4.80%) Java Developer
10 26 (4.62%) Data Scientist
11 25 (4.44%) Analyst
12 20 (3.55%) Cloud Engineer
13 18 (3.20%) AWS Developer
14 17 (3.02%) C++ Developer
15 16 (2.84%) C# Developer
15 16 (2.84%) Senior Java Developer
16 15 (2.66%) Scala Developer
17 14 (2.49%) Big Data Engineer
17 14 (2.49%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (10.12%) Kafka
2 43 (7.64%) Web Services
3 36 (6.39%) REST
4 33 (5.86%) Node.js
4 33 (5.86%) PySpark
5 29 (5.15%) Flask
6 28 (4.97%) HTML
6 28 (4.97%) React
7 26 (4.62%) .NET
8 24 (4.26%) AngularJS
8 24 (4.26%) Django
9 21 (3.73%) XML
10 19 (3.37%) Elastic Stack
10 19 (3.37%) Pandas
11 17 (3.02%) HTML5
11 17 (3.02%) RESTful
12 16 (2.84%) CSS
12 16 (2.84%) RabbitMQ
12 16 (2.84%) Spring
13 14 (2.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (9.06%) Derivative
3 45 (7.99%) Fixed Income
4 43 (7.64%) Computer Science
5 33 (5.86%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (3.91%) Algorithms
6 22 (3.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (2.84%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.95%) Equities
8 11 (1.95%) Market Risk
8 11 (1.95%) Robotics
9 10 (1.78%) Credit Risk
10 9 (1.60%) Fintech
10 9 (1.60%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.42%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.24%) Data Centre
13 6 (1.07%) Equity Derivative
14 5 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 137 (24.33%) Linux
2 83 (14.74%) Unix
3 51 (9.06%) Windows
4 19 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.95%) Android
5 11 (1.95%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.78%) CentOS
7 8 (1.42%) Ubuntu
8 7 (1.24%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.24%) Solaris
9 5 (0.89%) DC/OS
10 3 (0.53%) AIX
10 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.36%) Debian
11 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.18%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (34.81%) DevOps
2 192 (34.10%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (13.68%) TDD
4 65 (11.55%) Configuration Management
5 61 (10.83%) Analytics
5 61 (10.83%) Open Source
6 60 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
6 60 (10.66%) SDLC
7 52 (9.24%) Test Automation
8 42 (7.46%) Machine Learning
9 37 (6.57%) Data Engineering
10 36 (6.39%) Microservices
11 33 (5.86%) Mathematics
11 33 (5.86%) Software Engineering
12 27 (4.80%) Business Intelligence
13 25 (4.44%) Investment Management
14 24 (4.26%) Unit Testing
15 22 (3.91%) ETL
15 22 (3.91%) OO
15 22 (3.91%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 233 (41.39%) Java
2 121 (21.49%) Ruby
3 111 (19.72%) SQL
4 89 (15.81%) Bash Shell
5 59 (10.48%) Perl
5 59 (10.48%) Scala
6 58 (10.30%) C#
6 58 (10.30%) C++
7 54 (9.59%) JavaScript
8 39 (6.93%) R
9 37 (6.57%) Shell Script
10 35 (6.22%) VBA
11 26 (4.62%) PowerShell
12 22 (3.91%) Go
13 19 (3.37%) PHP
14 12 (2.13%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.95%) C
16 9 (1.60%) Groovy
17 7 (1.24%) ES6
17 7 (1.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (8.53%) Degree
2 17 (3.02%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.60%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.07%) Master's Degree
5 6 (1.07%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (1.07%) PhD
6 4 (0.71%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.71%) RHCE
7 3 (0.53%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.53%) ISEB
7 3 (0.53%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.36%) CCNP
8 2 (0.36%) CCSP
8 2 (0.36%) CISM
8 2 (0.36%) CISSP
8 2 (0.36%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.80%) QA
2 9 (1.60%) MiFID
3 6 (1.07%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.53%) Basel III
5 3 (0.53%) EMIR
5 3 (0.53%) FATCA
6 2 (0.36%) AS 2805
6 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.36%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) GCP
7 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 94 (16.70%) Docker
2 45 (7.99%) HDFS
3 31 (5.51%) Apache Flume
4 11 (1.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (1.07%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.07%) KVM
6 6 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.71%) Varnish
8 3 (0.53%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.53%) etcd
9 2 (0.36%) Firmware
9 2 (0.36%) RHEV
9 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.18%) iptables
10 1 (0.18%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 108 (19.18%) Ansible
2 65 (11.55%) Puppet
3 49 (8.70%) Kubernetes
4 47 (8.35%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (5.86%) Oozie
6 32 (5.68%) Terraform
7 24 (4.26%) Ambari
8 17 (3.02%) Hadoop YARN
9 16 (2.84%) Packer
10 11 (1.95%) Mesos
11 10 (1.78%) Nagios
12 7 (1.24%) ITRS Geneos
12 7 (1.24%) logstash
12 7 (1.24%) Salt
13 6 (1.07%) Consul
13 6 (1.07%) Kibana
14 4 (0.71%) Grafana
14 4 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
15 3 (0.53%) HAProxy
15 3 (0.53%) vRealize
Vendors
1 49 (8.70%) Oracle
2 33 (5.86%) Tableau
3 27 (4.80%) Red Hat
4 23 (4.09%) Microsoft
5 20 (3.55%) VMware
6 17 (3.02%) Splunk
7 16 (2.84%) IBM
8 15 (2.66%) Google
9 12 (2.13%) Cisco
10 10 (1.78%) Atlassian
10 10 (1.78%) Cloudera
10 10 (1.78%) Sybase
11 7 (1.24%) SaltStack
12 6 (1.07%) McAfee
12 6 (1.07%) TIBCO
13 5 (0.89%) Fidessa
13 5 (0.89%) HP
13 5 (0.89%) Murex
14 4 (0.71%) Calypso
14 4 (0.71%) Salesforce.com