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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 16 May 2022 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
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 14 14 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 +5
Contract jobs citing Python 456 293 379
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 10.82% 10.62% 11.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.33% 22.45% 23.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 211 304
10th Percentile £463 £325 £413
25th Percentile £525 £425 £473
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
75th Percentile £725 £650 £650
90th Percentile £813 £750 £703
Central London median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 7
10th Percentile £38.35 - £24.50
25th Percentile £43.00 - £31.13
Median hourly rate £51.00 - £47.50
75th Percentile £61.75 - £52.63
90th Percentile £66.48 - £54.40
Central London median hourly rate £51.00 £62.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -18.40% +45.35% +22.86%

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 1,874 1,305 1,608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 44.47% 47.30% 48.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,455 981 1,273
10th Percentile £425 £363 £377
25th Percentile £506 £461 £435
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £713 £638 £619
90th Percentile £800 £719 £688
Central London median daily rate £600 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 14
10th Percentile £39.75 £16.32 £23.80
25th Percentile £45.75 £19.79 £25.06
Median hourly rate £57.00 £25.48 £43.00
Median % change year-on-year +123.75% -40.76% +104.76%
75th Percentile £73.06 £30.88 £52.81
90th Percentile £77.45 £34.70 £57.20
Central London median hourly rate £57.00 £23.45 £38.50
% change year-on-year +143.07% -39.09% +77.01%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Python as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Python in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Python in the City of London

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Python in the City of London

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Python in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Python in the City of London

Python
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Python in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Moorgate - 1 £565 -
Python
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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.

1 176 (38.60%) AWS
2 150 (32.89%) Agile
3 147 (32.24%) Finance
4 144 (31.58%) DevOps
5 128 (28.07%) SQL
6 118 (25.88%) Azure
7 115 (25.22%) CI/CD
8 102 (22.37%) Java
9 93 (20.39%) Terraform
10 90 (19.74%) Docker
11 81 (17.76%) Linux
12 77 (16.89%) Infrastructure as Code
13 75 (16.45%) Social Skills
14 74 (16.23%) Ansible
14 74 (16.23%) Git (software)
14 74 (16.23%) Software Engineering
15 69 (15.13%) Banking
16 68 (14.91%) Kubernetes
17 66 (14.47%) Serverless
18 63 (13.82%) Analytics
19 58 (12.72%) JavaScript
20 56 (12.28%) Test Automation
20 56 (12.28%) Jenkins
21 55 (12.06%) Data Pipeline
22 53 (11.62%) Data Science
22 53 (11.62%) Bash
23 52 (11.40%) PowerShell
24 50 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
25 49 (10.75%) JIRA
26 47 (10.31%) 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 35 (7.68%) Apache Spark
2 21 (4.61%) Apache Airflow
3 18 (3.95%) Apache
3 18 (3.95%) Confluence
4 8 (1.75%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.32%) Apache Pig
6 6 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.10%) Luigi
8 4 (0.88%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.66%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.66%) nginx
9 3 (0.66%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.66%) SAS
9 3 (0.66%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.22%) Jetty
10 1 (0.22%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) FINCAD Analytics
2 2 (0.44%) Cloudability
2 2 (0.44%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.44%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 176 (38.60%) AWS
2 118 (25.88%) Azure
3 66 (14.47%) Serverless
4 47 (10.31%) GCP
5 38 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
6 29 (6.36%) Amazon EC2
7 28 (6.14%) GitHub
8 23 (5.04%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (4.61%) Amazon S3
10 20 (4.39%) Snowflake
11 18 (3.95%) PaaS
12 15 (3.29%) Amazon EKS
13 13 (2.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 13 (2.85%) OpenShift
14 11 (2.41%) Amazon ECS
15 10 (2.19%) Azure Data Factory
15 10 (2.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 9 (1.97%) Amazon EMR
16 9 (1.97%) Amazon SageMaker
16 9 (1.97%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.29%) DNS
2 12 (2.63%) Firewall
3 9 (1.97%) SSH
4 8 (1.75%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.54%) VPN
6 6 (1.32%) Network Security
7 5 (1.10%) Kerberos
7 5 (1.10%) SSL
7 5 (1.10%) WAN
8 4 (0.88%) HTTP
8 4 (0.88%) Internet
8 4 (0.88%) tcpdump
9 3 (0.66%) DHCP
9 3 (0.66%) IPv6
9 3 (0.66%) Multicast
9 3 (0.66%) NGN
9 3 (0.66%) SD-WAN
9 3 (0.66%) Wireless
10 2 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.44%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (8.55%) Big Data
2 35 (7.68%) SQL Server
3 29 (6.36%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (6.36%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (5.26%) Hadoop
5 20 (4.39%) NoSQL
6 17 (3.73%) MySQL
6 17 (3.73%) Relational Database
7 15 (3.29%) Apache Hive
8 14 (3.07%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (3.07%) Amazon Redshift
8 14 (3.07%) Data Lake
9 13 (2.85%) Data Mining
9 13 (2.85%) MongoDB
10 12 (2.63%) BigQuery
11 11 (2.41%) Tableau
12 10 (2.19%) Amazon Athena
12 10 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (1.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (1.75%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 74 (16.23%) Git (software)
2 56 (12.28%) Jenkins
3 49 (10.75%) JIRA
4 27 (5.92%) GitLab
5 15 (3.29%) git-flow
6 12 (2.63%) Bitbucket
7 11 (2.41%) TeamCity
8 9 (1.97%) Subversion
9 7 (1.54%) CircleCI
9 7 (1.54%) Selenium
9 7 (1.54%) Visual Studio
10 6 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.88%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.88%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.88%) IntelliJ
12 4 (0.88%) Maven
12 4 (0.88%) RSpec
12 4 (0.88%) SonarQube
13 3 (0.66%) Artifactory
General
1 147 (32.24%) Finance
2 75 (16.45%) Social Skills
3 69 (15.13%) Banking
4 50 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (8.99%) Financial Institution
6 39 (8.55%) Front Office
7 34 (7.46%) Legal
8 29 (6.36%) Investment Banking
9 15 (3.29%) Presentation Skills
10 11 (2.41%) Influencing Skills
10 11 (2.41%) Retail
11 10 (2.19%) Public Sector
12 6 (1.32%) Back Office
13 5 (1.10%) International Banking
13 5 (1.10%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.44%) Documentation Skills
14 2 (0.44%) Publishing
15 1 (0.22%) Advertising
15 1 (0.22%) Law
15 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 144 (31.58%) Developer
2 66 (14.47%) Python Developer
3 60 (13.16%) Data Engineer
3 60 (13.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 36 (7.89%) AWS Engineer
5 33 (7.24%) Analyst
6 23 (5.04%) Senior Developer
7 22 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
8 21 (4.61%) Architect
8 21 (4.61%) AWS DevOps
8 21 (4.61%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 20 (4.39%) Python Engineer
10 18 (3.95%) Azure Engineer
11 17 (3.73%) Data Scientist
11 17 (3.73%) Software Engineer
12 16 (3.51%) Senior Python Developer
13 13 (2.85%) C# Developer
13 13 (2.85%) Engineering Manager
13 13 (2.85%) Software Engineering Manager
13 13 (2.85%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (8.77%) .NET
2 37 (8.11%) Django
2 37 (8.11%) Kafka
3 28 (6.14%) Node.js
3 28 (6.14%) React
4 22 (4.82%) Flask
5 21 (4.61%) Elastic Stack
5 21 (4.61%) HTML
6 20 (4.39%) pytest
7 19 (4.17%) .NET Framework
7 19 (4.17%) CSS
8 16 (3.51%) REST
9 15 (3.29%) ASP.NET
9 15 (3.29%) Pandas
9 15 (3.29%) PySpark
10 13 (2.85%) AngularJS
11 11 (2.41%) TensorFlow
11 11 (2.41%) WPF
12 10 (2.19%) RESTful
12 10 (2.19%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.46%) Hedge funds
2 25 (5.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 24 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 24 (5.26%) Public Cloud
4 21 (4.61%) Algorithms
4 21 (4.61%) Derivative
5 19 (4.17%) Cloud Native
6 17 (3.73%) Fixed Income
7 15 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (3.29%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (2.19%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.97%) Credit Risk
9 9 (1.97%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.75%) Social Media
11 7 (1.54%) Equities
11 7 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.54%) Market Risk
12 6 (1.32%) Legacy Systems
13 4 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 81 (17.76%) Linux
2 39 (8.55%) Windows
3 22 (4.82%) Unix
4 20 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.97%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.10%) CentOS
7 4 (0.88%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.22%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.22%) Debian
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.22%) Solaris
10 1 (0.22%) SUSE
10 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (32.89%) Agile
2 144 (31.58%) DevOps
3 115 (25.22%) CI/CD
4 77 (16.89%) Infrastructure as Code
5 74 (16.23%) Software Engineering
6 63 (13.82%) Analytics
7 56 (12.28%) Test Automation
8 55 (12.06%) Data Pipeline
9 53 (11.62%) Data Science
10 40 (8.77%) ETL
11 36 (7.89%) Data Protection
12 35 (7.68%) Microservices
12 35 (7.68%) Problem-Solving
13 34 (7.46%) Full Stack Development
14 32 (7.02%) TDD
15 29 (6.36%) Clean Code
15 29 (6.36%) Computer Science
16 28 (6.14%) Configuration Management
16 28 (6.14%) Visualisation
17 25 (5.48%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 128 (28.07%) SQL
2 102 (22.37%) Java
3 58 (12.72%) JavaScript
4 53 (11.62%) Bash
5 52 (11.40%) PowerShell
6 47 (10.31%) C#
7 46 (10.09%) C++
8 41 (8.99%) Go
9 30 (6.58%) Ruby
9 30 (6.58%) Scala
10 25 (5.48%) R
11 19 (4.17%) Perl
12 15 (3.29%) Shell Script
13 13 (2.85%) Groovy
14 7 (1.54%) C
14 7 (1.54%) VBA
15 6 (1.32%) PHP
16 5 (1.10%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.66%) Kotlin
17 3 (0.66%) Rust
Qualifications
1 27 (5.92%) Degree
2 24 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 22 (4.82%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.75%) PhD
5 7 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.10%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.10%) CCNP
6 5 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.66%) CISSP
7 3 (0.66%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.44%) CCIE
8 2 (0.44%) CCNA
8 2 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.22%) CWNA
9 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.89%) GDPR
2 17 (3.73%) QA
3 6 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.88%) Accessibility
5 3 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.44%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.44%) MiFID
6 2 (0.44%) SLA
7 1 (0.22%) CDISC
7 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.22%) LOINC
7 1 (0.22%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 90 (19.74%) Docker
2 15 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (1.97%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.88%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.66%) vSphere
6 2 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.44%) HDFS
6 2 (0.44%) vCloud
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.22%) NFS
7 1 (0.22%) Squid
7 1 (0.22%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 93 (20.39%) Terraform
2 74 (16.23%) Ansible
3 68 (14.91%) Kubernetes
4 30 (6.58%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (5.04%) Puppet
6 14 (3.07%) Packer
7 9 (1.97%) Icinga
8 8 (1.75%) Control-M
8 8 (1.75%) Grafana
8 8 (1.75%) Salt
9 7 (1.54%) Consul
9 7 (1.54%) Prometheus
10 6 (1.32%) BladeLogic
11 5 (1.10%) Oozie
12 4 (0.88%) QRadar
12 4 (0.88%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
13 3 (0.66%) Netcool
13 3 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (0.66%) vRealize
Vendors
1 35 (7.68%) Oracle
2 34 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.61%) Splunk
4 20 (4.39%) Google
5 19 (4.17%) Databricks
6 17 (3.73%) Red Hat
7 10 (2.19%) DevExpress
7 10 (2.19%) VMware
8 9 (1.97%) BMC
9 7 (1.54%) Cisco
10 6 (1.32%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.10%) CyberArk
11 5 (1.10%) EMC
11 5 (1.10%) IBM
11 5 (1.10%) Qualys
12 4 (0.88%) Informatica
13 3 (0.66%) Actuate
13 3 (0.66%) Brio
13 3 (0.66%) Dell
13 3 (0.66%) F5