Period
to 23 April 2018

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 23 April 2018 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 17 37
Rank change year-on-year -1 +20 +28
Contract jobs citing Python 618 503 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.81% 8.19% 4.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.58% 16.41% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 402 252
City of London median daily rate £550 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £363 £325
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
City of London median hourly rate £20.80 - £20.50
10th Percentile £12.73 - £16.08
90th Percentile £42.33 - £27.96
Central London median hourly rate £20.80 - £20.50

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 3,728 3,066 2,958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.15% 49.95% 45.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,176 2,525 2,469
City of London median daily rate £525 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £713 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 3 18
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% -13.33%
10th Percentile £13.20 £26.92 £18.50
90th Percentile £50.18 £35.95 £56.50
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% -10.34%

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 23 April 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 April 2018. 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
London Bridge - 3 £450 -
Moorgate - 2 £450 -
Python
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Python.

1 246 (39.81%) Java
2 219 (35.44%) DevOps
3 204 (33.01%) Agile Software Development
4 193 (31.23%) Finance
5 190 (30.74%) Amazon AWS
6 159 (25.73%) Linux
7 152 (24.60%) Banking
8 149 (24.11%) Ruby
9 138 (22.33%) Docker
10 135 (21.84%) SQL
11 128 (20.71%) Jenkins
12 124 (20.06%) Git (software)
13 121 (19.58%) Bash Shell
14 114 (18.45%) Ansible
15 100 (16.18%) Analytics
16 98 (15.86%) JavaScript
17 97 (15.70%) Apache Spark
18 94 (15.21%) Continuous Integration
19 92 (14.89%) Big Data
20 86 (13.92%) Node.js
21 85 (13.75%) Unix
22 83 (13.43%) C#
23 82 (13.27%) TDD
24 78 (12.62%) Hadoop
25 77 (12.46%) Configuration Management
26 74 (11.97%) Microsoft Azure
27 72 (11.65%) Machine Learning
28 71 (11.49%) Kubernetes
29 69 (11.17%) R
30 67 (10.84%) Scala

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 97 (15.70%) Apache Spark
2 35 (5.66%) Apache
3 27 (4.37%) nginx
4 23 (3.72%) Confluence
5 22 (3.56%) Cloud Foundry
6 20 (3.24%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (1.94%) JBoss
8 11 (1.78%) Apache Pig
9 10 (1.62%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.46%) SAS
11 8 (1.29%) Apache Solr
11 8 (1.29%) WebSphere
12 7 (1.13%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.81%) Ethereum
13 5 (0.81%) Hyperledger
13 5 (0.81%) SharePoint
13 5 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.49%) IIS
15 2 (0.32%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.65%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.32%) SPSS
3 2 (0.32%) Weka
4 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 13 (2.10%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.65%) R3 Corda
2 4 (0.65%) ReMetrica
3 3 (0.49%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.49%) Summit
4 1 (0.16%) BondVision
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.16%) RMDS
4 1 (0.16%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 190 (30.74%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (11.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (7.61%) GitHub
4 23 (3.72%) AWS CloudFormation
4 23 (3.72%) PaaS
5 22 (3.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 21 (3.40%) Amazon S3
7 20 (3.24%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (3.07%) AWS Lambda
8 19 (3.07%) Serverless
9 18 (2.91%) Route 53
10 17 (2.75%) npm
11 13 (2.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 12 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 11 (1.78%) CloudFront
14 9 (1.46%) Amazon Kinesis
14 9 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (1.29%) Bluemix
15 8 (1.29%) IBM Cloud
15 8 (1.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.78%) DNS
1 11 (1.78%) Firewall
2 9 (1.46%) SSL
3 8 (1.29%) Kerberos
3 8 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.97%) HTTP
5 5 (0.81%) Internet
5 5 (0.81%) SAN
6 4 (0.65%) BIG-IP
6 4 (0.65%) LAN
6 4 (0.65%) Network Security
6 4 (0.65%) SMS
7 3 (0.49%) BGP
7 3 (0.49%) NAS
7 3 (0.49%) OSPF
7 3 (0.49%) SMTP
7 3 (0.49%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (0.49%) SSH
7 3 (0.49%) WAN
7 3 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (14.89%) Big Data
2 78 (12.62%) Hadoop
3 54 (8.74%) NoSQL
4 45 (7.28%) Apache Hive
4 45 (7.28%) MongoDB
4 45 (7.28%) Relational Database
5 41 (6.63%) PostgreSQL
6 38 (6.15%) SQL Server
7 31 (5.02%) MySQL
8 29 (4.69%) Apache Cassandra
9 24 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (3.72%) Amazon Redshift
11 22 (3.56%) RDBMS
12 21 (3.40%) Data Mining
13 17 (2.75%) Amazon RDS
14 14 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 14 (2.27%) HBase
15 10 (1.62%) Impala
15 10 (1.62%) Redis
16 8 (1.29%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 128 (20.71%) Jenkins
2 124 (20.06%) Git (software)
3 50 (8.09%) JIRA
4 46 (7.44%) Maven
5 41 (6.63%) TeamCity
6 35 (5.66%) Sonatype Nexus
7 32 (5.18%) Selenium
8 24 (3.88%) SonarQube
9 21 (3.40%) Gerrit
9 21 (3.40%) Subversion
10 18 (2.91%) IBM UrbanCode
11 14 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (2.10%) GitLab
12 13 (2.10%) Gradle
13 12 (1.94%) Ant
14 8 (1.29%) JUnit
14 8 (1.29%) Travis CI
14 8 (1.29%) Visual Studio
15 6 (0.97%) RStudio
15 6 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 193 (31.23%) Finance
2 152 (24.60%) Banking
3 64 (10.36%) Front Office
4 55 (8.90%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.10%) Marketing
5 13 (2.10%) Retail
6 9 (1.46%) Games
7 8 (1.29%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.13%) Publishing
9 4 (0.65%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.65%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.49%) Advertising
10 3 (0.49%) Billing
10 3 (0.49%) German Language
11 2 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Automotive
12 1 (0.16%) Back Office
12 1 (0.16%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.16%) Legal
12 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 201 (32.52%) Developer
2 127 (20.55%) DevOps Engineer
3 97 (15.70%) Python Developer
4 70 (11.33%) Data Engineer
5 47 (7.61%) Senior Developer
6 46 (7.44%) Analyst
7 45 (7.28%) AWS Engineer
8 44 (7.12%) AWS DevOps
9 43 (6.96%) Senior DevOps
10 41 (6.63%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 35 (5.66%) Python Engineer
12 33 (5.34%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 31 (5.02%) Big Data Engineer
13 31 (5.02%) Java Developer
14 30 (4.85%) Data Scientist
15 28 (4.53%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 21 (3.40%) Senior Python Developer
17 19 (3.07%) Software Engineer
18 18 (2.91%) Full Stack Developer
19 14 (2.27%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (13.92%) Node.js
2 52 (8.41%) React
3 47 (7.61%) Kafka
4 46 (7.44%) HTML
5 42 (6.80%) RESTful
6 39 (6.31%) Web Services
7 35 (5.66%) REST
8 29 (4.69%) Spring
9 28 (4.53%) AngularJS
10 26 (4.21%) .NET
11 25 (4.05%) CSS
12 24 (3.88%) RabbitMQ
13 22 (3.56%) XML
14 21 (3.40%) Django
14 21 (3.40%) Elastic Stack
15 20 (3.24%) Flask
16 19 (3.07%) HTML5
17 16 (2.59%) JSON
18 14 (2.27%) J2EE
18 14 (2.27%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (7.61%) Computer Science
3 34 (5.50%) Algorithms
4 25 (4.05%) Fintech
5 23 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (3.56%) Fixed Income
7 21 (3.40%) Derivative
7 21 (3.40%) iPad
8 18 (2.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (2.75%) Data Structures
10 13 (2.10%) Credit Risk
10 13 (2.10%) Equities
11 12 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.94%) Hedge funds
11 12 (1.94%) Robotics
12 11 (1.78%) User Experience
13 9 (1.46%) Data Centre
13 9 (1.46%) Mobile App
13 9 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
14 8 (1.29%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 159 (25.73%) Linux
2 85 (13.75%) Unix
3 44 (7.12%) Windows
4 19 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (1.94%) Android
6 11 (1.78%) CentOS
6 11 (1.78%) Mac OS X
6 11 (1.78%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.29%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.97%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.81%) DC/OS
10 4 (0.65%) Debian
11 3 (0.49%) VMS
11 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.32%) Solaris
13 1 (0.16%) AIX
13 1 (0.16%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (35.44%) DevOps
2 204 (33.01%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (16.18%) Analytics
4 94 (15.21%) Continuous Integration
5 82 (13.27%) TDD
6 77 (12.46%) Configuration Management
7 72 (11.65%) Machine Learning
8 62 (10.03%) Data Science
9 58 (9.39%) Microservices
10 56 (9.06%) E-Commerce
11 55 (8.90%) Test Automation
12 51 (8.25%) Scrum
13 49 (7.93%) ETL
14 46 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
15 44 (7.12%) Open Source
16 37 (5.99%) Software Engineering
17 36 (5.83%) Mathematics
18 31 (5.02%) Risk Management
18 31 (5.02%) SDLC
19 27 (4.37%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 246 (39.81%) Java
2 149 (24.11%) Ruby
3 135 (21.84%) SQL
4 121 (19.58%) Bash Shell
5 98 (15.86%) JavaScript
6 83 (13.43%) C#
7 69 (11.17%) R
8 67 (10.84%) Scala
9 57 (9.22%) Perl
10 49 (7.93%) C++
11 37 (5.99%) Groovy
12 35 (5.66%) Go
13 31 (5.02%) Java 8
14 27 (4.37%) PowerShell
15 23 (3.72%) Shell Script
16 22 (3.56%) VBA
17 15 (2.43%) PHP
18 13 (2.10%) C
18 13 (2.10%) MATLAB
19 9 (1.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (8.41%) Degree
2 28 (4.53%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.24%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.07%) PhD
5 15 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (1.94%) AWS Certification
7 9 (1.46%) Master's Degree
8 8 (1.29%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.97%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.81%) CCNP
11 5 (0.81%) CFA
11 5 (0.81%) MBA
11 5 (0.81%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.65%) RHCE
13 3 (0.49%) VCP6
13 3 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.32%) CCNA
14 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.16%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.91%) QA
2 14 (2.27%) GCP
3 8 (1.29%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.81%) MiFID
5 4 (0.65%) EMIR
6 3 (0.49%) Basel III
6 3 (0.49%) FATCA
6 3 (0.49%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.32%) GDPR
8 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 138 (22.33%) Docker
2 31 (5.02%) HDFS
3 11 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.29%) Apache Flume
5 7 (1.13%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.97%) KVM
6 6 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.65%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.49%) Varnish
10 2 (0.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.32%) etcd
10 2 (0.32%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.32%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.16%) NFS
11 1 (0.16%) vSphere
11 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 114 (18.45%) Ansible
2 71 (11.49%) Kubernetes
3 51 (8.25%) Puppet
4 46 (7.44%) Opscode Chef
5 41 (6.63%) Terraform
6 27 (4.37%) Mesos
7 15 (2.43%) Consul
8 12 (1.94%) Kibana
9 11 (1.78%) Salt
10 10 (1.62%) Nagios
10 10 (1.62%) Oozie
11 9 (1.46%) Docker Swarm
11 9 (1.46%) Hadoop YARN
12 8 (1.29%) Grafana
12 8 (1.29%) logstash
13 7 (1.13%) PingFederate
14 6 (0.97%) vRealize
15 5 (0.81%) vMotion
16 4 (0.65%) Icinga
16 4 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 31 (5.02%) Google
2 29 (4.69%) Oracle
3 26 (4.21%) Red Hat
4 23 (3.72%) Microsoft
4 23 (3.72%) Tableau
5 22 (3.56%) Cloudera
6 20 (3.24%) Splunk
7 16 (2.59%) Cisco
7 16 (2.59%) Hortonworks
8 15 (2.43%) Bloomberg
8 15 (2.43%) IBM
8 15 (2.43%) VMware
9 13 (2.10%) Atlassian
10 11 (1.78%) Reuters
11 9 (1.46%) Calypso
11 9 (1.46%) F5
12 6 (0.97%) Adobe
12 6 (0.97%) MapR
12 6 (0.97%) New Relic
13 5 (0.81%) HP