Period
to 23 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 16 44
Rank change year-on-year -2 +28 +20
Contract jobs citing Python 592 559 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.30% 9.06% 4.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.61% 17.89% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 459 252
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £425 £388 £355
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £495
% change year-on-year +4.76% +6.06% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
City of London median hourly rate £28.00 - £29.64
10th Percentile £25.73 - £21.73
90th Percentile £44.60 - £36.93
Central London median hourly rate £28.00 - £29.64

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 3,793 3,124 3,261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.20% 50.63% 46.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,210 2,617 2,746
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 £663 £663
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 19
City of London median hourly rate £27.09 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.49% -8.33% +50.00%
10th Percentile £20.45 £15.50 £19.25
90th Percentile £52.10 £49.37 £56.00
Central London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +1.82% -8.33% +50.00%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 -1 2 £438 -2.78%
Moorgate - 1 £575 -
Python
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 247 (41.72%) Java
2 212 (35.81%) DevOps
3 205 (34.63%) Agile Software Development
4 202 (34.12%) Finance
5 178 (30.07%) Amazon AWS
6 152 (25.68%) Banking
7 146 (24.66%) Ruby
8 138 (23.31%) Linux
9 118 (19.93%) SQL
10 116 (19.59%) Jenkins
11 111 (18.75%) Ansible
12 104 (17.57%) Bash Shell
13 103 (17.40%) Docker
14 100 (16.89%) Git (software)
15 98 (16.55%) Apache Spark
16 95 (16.05%) Big Data
17 88 (14.86%) Unix
18 87 (14.70%) TDD
19 80 (13.51%) Hadoop
20 72 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
21 69 (11.66%) JavaScript
22 67 (11.32%) Configuration Management
22 67 (11.32%) Analytics
23 65 (10.98%) Scala
23 65 (10.98%) C#
24 63 (10.64%) Open Source
25 62 (10.47%) Puppet
26 61 (10.30%) Front Office
27 60 (10.14%) JIRA
27 60 (10.14%) Kafka

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 98 (16.55%) Apache Spark
2 27 (4.56%) Apache
3 21 (3.55%) JBoss
3 21 (3.55%) nginx
4 15 (2.53%) Tomcat
5 14 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (2.20%) Confluence
7 8 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (1.18%) IIS
9 6 (1.01%) SAS
9 6 (1.01%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.84%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.68%) Jetty
12 3 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.51%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.51%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.51%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 12 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.51%) SPSS
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.34%) Weka
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.01%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.68%) ReMetrica
3 3 (0.51%) BondVision
3 3 (0.51%) Summit
4 2 (0.34%) Magento
4 2 (0.34%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.17%) Odoo
5 1 (0.17%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 178 (30.07%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (6.42%) GitHub
4 22 (3.72%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (2.87%) Serverless
6 15 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (2.36%) Amazon S3
7 14 (2.36%) Bluemix
7 14 (2.36%) IBM Cloud
8 13 (2.20%) Route 53
9 12 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (2.03%) PaaS
10 11 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.86%) SaaS
11 8 (1.35%) Amazon Kinesis
11 8 (1.35%) npm
12 7 (1.18%) OpenShift
12 7 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (1.01%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.36%) Firewall
2 11 (1.86%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.52%) DNS
3 9 (1.52%) HTTP
4 6 (1.01%) BIG-IP
4 6 (1.01%) SSL
5 4 (0.68%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.68%) Network Security
5 4 (0.68%) VPN
6 3 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (0.51%) Internet
6 3 (0.51%) LAN
6 3 (0.51%) SMS
7 2 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.34%) DSL
7 2 (0.34%) SAN
7 2 (0.34%) Wireless
7 2 (0.34%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.34%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (16.05%) Big Data
2 80 (13.51%) Hadoop
3 58 (9.80%) Relational Database
4 53 (8.95%) Apache Hive
5 48 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
6 45 (7.60%) SQL Server
7 44 (7.43%) NoSQL
8 43 (7.26%) RDBMS
9 31 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (4.90%) MongoDB
11 26 (4.39%) MySQL
12 19 (3.21%) Apache Cassandra
13 18 (3.04%) HBase
14 17 (2.87%) Sqoop
15 14 (2.36%) Oracle ODI
16 13 (2.20%) Data Mining
16 13 (2.20%) Oracle Database
17 12 (2.03%) Impala
18 11 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
18 11 (1.86%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 116 (19.59%) Jenkins
2 100 (16.89%) Git (software)
3 60 (10.14%) JIRA
4 43 (7.26%) Maven
5 33 (5.57%) Subversion
6 28 (4.73%) Selenium
7 27 (4.56%) TeamCity
8 23 (3.89%) Sonatype Nexus
9 11 (1.86%) Gradle
9 11 (1.86%) SonarQube
10 10 (1.69%) Gerrit
11 9 (1.52%) Cucumber
12 8 (1.35%) Visual Studio
12 8 (1.35%) WebDriver
13 7 (1.18%) Artifactory
13 7 (1.18%) Bower
13 7 (1.18%) Grunt
13 7 (1.18%) IBM UrbanCode
13 7 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 202 (34.12%) Finance
2 152 (25.68%) Banking
3 61 (10.30%) Front Office
4 51 (8.61%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.86%) Marketing
5 11 (1.86%) Retail
6 8 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.18%) Publishing
8 5 (0.84%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.84%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.68%) Games
10 2 (0.34%) Law
10 2 (0.34%) Legal
11 1 (0.17%) Advertising
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 231 (39.02%) Developer
2 129 (21.79%) Python Developer
3 104 (17.57%) DevOps Engineer
4 72 (12.16%) Senior Developer
5 50 (8.45%) Data Engineer
6 39 (6.59%) Senior Python Developer
7 34 (5.74%) AWS DevOps
8 33 (5.57%) Java Developer
9 31 (5.24%) AWS Engineer
10 27 (4.56%) Analyst
10 27 (4.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 24 (4.05%) Data Scientist
11 24 (4.05%) Senior DevOps
12 23 (3.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 21 (3.55%) Big Data Engineer
14 19 (3.21%) AWS Developer
14 19 (3.21%) Cloud Engineer
15 18 (3.04%) Full Stack Developer
15 18 (3.04%) Senior Java Developer
16 16 (2.70%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (10.14%) Kafka
2 48 (8.11%) Web Services
3 44 (7.43%) Node.js
4 33 (5.57%) Flask
4 33 (5.57%) PySpark
5 32 (5.41%) HTML
6 31 (5.24%) React
7 28 (4.73%) AngularJS
7 28 (4.73%) REST
8 27 (4.56%) Django
9 26 (4.39%) Spring
10 24 (4.05%) RESTful
11 23 (3.89%) .NET
12 22 (3.72%) J2EE
13 21 (3.55%) CSS
14 18 (3.04%) Pandas
14 18 (3.04%) RabbitMQ
14 18 (3.04%) XML
15 17 (2.87%) HTML5
16 16 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (7.60%) Computer Science
2 45 (7.60%) Derivative
3 42 (7.09%) Fixed Income
4 20 (3.38%) Algorithms
5 19 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (3.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (2.53%) Data Structures
8 14 (2.36%) Credit Risk
8 14 (2.36%) Equities
9 13 (2.20%) Fintech
10 12 (2.03%) Market Risk
11 10 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.52%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.52%) iPad
12 9 (1.52%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.52%) Robotics
13 8 (1.35%) Management Information System
13 8 (1.35%) Private Cloud
14 6 (1.01%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 138 (23.31%) Linux
2 88 (14.86%) Unix
3 52 (8.78%) Windows
4 23 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.35%) CentOS
5 8 (1.35%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.18%) Android
6 7 (1.18%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.68%) DC/OS
7 4 (0.68%) Debian
7 4 (0.68%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.68%) Solaris
8 3 (0.51%) AIX
8 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.17%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.17%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (35.81%) DevOps
2 205 (34.63%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (14.70%) TDD
4 72 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
5 67 (11.32%) Analytics
5 67 (11.32%) Configuration Management
6 63 (10.64%) Open Source
7 56 (9.46%) SDLC
8 55 (9.29%) Test Automation
9 47 (7.94%) Machine Learning
10 45 (7.60%) Data Engineering
11 38 (6.42%) Microservices
12 36 (6.08%) E-Commerce
13 34 (5.74%) Scrum
13 34 (5.74%) Software Engineering
14 33 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
15 32 (5.41%) Investment Management
15 32 (5.41%) Mathematics
16 28 (4.73%) BDD
17 27 (4.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 247 (41.72%) Java
2 146 (24.66%) Ruby
3 118 (19.93%) SQL
4 104 (17.57%) Bash Shell
5 69 (11.66%) JavaScript
6 65 (10.98%) C#
6 65 (10.98%) Scala
7 58 (9.80%) Perl
8 56 (9.46%) C++
9 39 (6.59%) Shell Script
10 38 (6.42%) R
11 31 (5.24%) VBA
12 27 (4.56%) Go
13 22 (3.72%) PowerShell
14 19 (3.21%) PHP
15 18 (3.04%) Groovy
16 13 (2.20%) PL/SQL
17 9 (1.52%) C
18 7 (1.18%) T-SQL
18 7 (1.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 48 (8.11%) Degree
2 14 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.86%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.52%) PhD
5 7 (1.18%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (1.01%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.84%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.68%) CFA
8 4 (0.68%) MBA
8 4 (0.68%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.51%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.51%) ISEB
9 3 (0.51%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.51%) RHCE
10 2 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.34%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.05%) QA
2 7 (1.18%) MiFID
3 6 (1.01%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.68%) GCP
4 4 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.51%) Basel III
5 3 (0.51%) EMIR
5 3 (0.51%) FATCA
6 2 (0.34%) AS 2805
6 2 (0.34%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 103 (17.40%) Docker
2 43 (7.26%) HDFS
3 31 (5.24%) Apache Flume
4 9 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.84%) KVM
7 4 (0.68%) Varnish
8 3 (0.51%) etcd
9 2 (0.34%) Active Directory
9 2 (0.34%) Firmware
9 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.17%) iptables
10 1 (0.17%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.17%) RHEV
10 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 111 (18.75%) Ansible
2 62 (10.47%) Puppet
3 54 (9.12%) Kubernetes
4 47 (7.94%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (5.41%) Oozie
6 26 (4.39%) Terraform
7 24 (4.05%) Ambari
8 17 (2.87%) Hadoop YARN
9 14 (2.36%) Mesos
10 10 (1.69%) Nagios
10 10 (1.69%) Packer
11 9 (1.52%) ITRS Geneos
11 9 (1.52%) Salt
12 6 (1.01%) logstash
13 5 (0.84%) Consul
13 5 (0.84%) Grafana
13 5 (0.84%) Kibana
14 4 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
15 3 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
15 3 (0.51%) vRealize
Vendors
1 44 (7.43%) Oracle
2 34 (5.74%) Tableau
3 33 (5.57%) Red Hat
4 29 (4.90%) Microsoft
5 20 (3.38%) Splunk
6 19 (3.21%) IBM
7 18 (3.04%) Google
8 16 (2.70%) VMware
9 12 (2.03%) Cloudera
10 11 (1.86%) Cisco
10 11 (1.86%) Hortonworks
11 10 (1.69%) Atlassian
12 8 (1.35%) Sybase
13 6 (1.01%) Bloomberg
13 6 (1.01%) F5
13 6 (1.01%) McAfee
14 5 (0.84%) HP
14 5 (0.84%) Murex
14 5 (0.84%) SaltStack
14 5 (0.84%) TIBCO