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 3 months to 25 April 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
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 31 65
Rank change year-on-year +14 +34  
Contract jobs citing Python 260 193 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.15% 5.53% 3.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.29% 11.89% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 161 127
Median daily rate £501 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.36% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £350 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £48.26 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +71.21%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% -5.00%  

Python is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1596 1623 2310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 50.00% 46.52% 41.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1293 1380 1847
Median daily rate £500 £485 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +5.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £330 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 13
Median hourly rate £28.35 £22.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.97% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Python as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 25 April 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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 198 (40.16%) Linux
2 181 (36.71%) Java
3 165 (33.47%) DevOps
4 153 (31.03%) Finance
5 145 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 117 (23.73%) SQL
7 113 (22.92%) Amazon AWS
8 111 (22.52%) Continuous Integration
9 105 (21.30%) Big Data
9 105 (21.30%) Puppet
10 99 (20.08%) Banking
11 98 (19.88%) Hadoop
12 96 (19.47%) Bash Shell
13 94 (19.07%) Perl
14 83 (16.84%) Ruby
15 80 (16.23%) Ansible
16 78 (15.82%) Git (software)
17 75 (15.21%) Unix
17 75 (15.21%) Docker
18 73 (14.81%) Apache Spark
18 73 (14.81%) Jenkins
19 67 (13.59%) R
20 60 (12.17%) Analytics
21 56 (11.36%) Scala
22 55 (11.16%) JavaScript
22 55 (11.16%) Opscode Chef
23 52 (10.55%) C++
23 52 (10.55%) TDD
24 51 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
25 49 (9.94%) JIRA

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 73 (14.81%) Apache Spark
2 30 (6.09%) Apache
3 25 (5.07%) Confluence
3 25 (5.07%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (2.43%) Apache Pig
4 12 (2.43%) nginx
5 9 (1.83%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.62%) OpenStack
6 8 (1.62%) SAS
7 7 (1.42%) Jupyter
8 5 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.81%) IIS
10 3 (0.61%) CMS
10 3 (0.61%) JBoss
11 2 (0.41%) Hubot
11 2 (0.41%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.41%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.61%) SPSS
3 2 (0.41%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.41%) Relativity
2 2 (0.41%) Ringtail
2 2 (0.41%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 1 (0.20%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 113 (22.92%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
3 18 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (3.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 14 (2.84%) GitHub
7 13 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.83%) Amazon EMR
9 8 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (1.62%) PaaS
10 6 (1.22%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.01%) IaaS
11 5 (1.01%) SaaS
12 4 (0.81%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.41%) Akamai
14 2 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.41%) Datadog
15 1 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.65%) TCP/IP
2 15 (3.04%) Firewall
3 9 (1.83%) DNS
3 9 (1.83%) Internet
4 8 (1.62%) LDAP
5 7 (1.42%) SSL
6 6 (1.22%) Kerberos
7 5 (1.01%) HTTP
7 5 (1.01%) SAN
8 4 (0.81%) Network Security
9 3 (0.61%) AMQP
9 3 (0.61%) DHCP
9 3 (0.61%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.61%) NAS
9 3 (0.61%) SNMP
10 2 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.41%) Multicast
10 2 (0.41%) SMTP
10 2 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (21.30%) Big Data
2 98 (19.88%) Hadoop
3 51 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
4 41 (8.32%) Apache Hive
5 40 (8.11%) Relational Database
6 30 (6.09%) NoSQL
7 29 (5.88%) MySQL
7 29 (5.88%) SQL Server
8 21 (4.26%) MongoDB
9 18 (3.65%) HBase
10 17 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (2.84%) DB2
12 12 (2.43%) RDBMS
13 10 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (1.62%) MariaDB
15 8 (1.62%) Redis
15 8 (1.62%) Sqoop
16 7 (1.42%) Data Lake
17 6 (1.22%) Impala
Development Applications
1 78 (15.82%) Git (software)
2 73 (14.81%) Jenkins
3 49 (9.94%) JIRA
4 19 (3.85%) TeamCity
5 15 (3.04%) Subversion
6 13 (2.64%) Selenium
7 12 (2.43%) Bitbucket
8 10 (2.03%) Maven
9 9 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (1.83%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (1.22%) Hudson
11 5 (1.01%) Gradle
11 5 (1.01%) JUnit
11 5 (1.01%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.81%) Appium
12 4 (0.81%) gulp
12 4 (0.81%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.61%) Calabash
13 3 (0.61%) Gatling
General
1 153 (31.03%) Finance
2 99 (20.08%) Banking
3 45 (9.13%) Investment Banking
4 30 (6.09%) Front Office
5 21 (4.26%) Financial Institution
6 13 (2.64%) Marketing
6 13 (2.64%) Retail
6 13 (2.64%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.01%) Games
8 3 (0.61%) Advertising
8 3 (0.61%) Electronics
8 3 (0.61%) Legal
8 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.61%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.41%) Back Office
9 2 (0.41%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.20%) Billing
10 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 168 (34.08%) Developer
2 113 (22.92%) DevOps Engineer
3 93 (18.86%) Python Developer
4 36 (7.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 35 (7.10%) AWS Engineer
6 32 (6.49%) AWS DevOps
7 31 (6.29%) Data Scientist
8 30 (6.09%) Linux Engineer
9 29 (5.88%) Analyst
9 29 (5.88%) Data Engineer
10 26 (5.27%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 26 (5.27%) Big Data Engineer
11 22 (4.46%) Administrator
11 22 (4.46%) Senior Developer
12 20 (4.06%) Java Engineer
13 18 (3.65%) Architect
13 18 (3.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 17 (3.45%) Data Analyst
15 15 (3.04%) Django Developer
16 14 (2.84%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (8.11%) HTML
2 36 (7.30%) Django
3 33 (6.69%) Kafka
4 29 (5.88%) CSS
5 26 (5.27%) Node.js
6 25 (5.07%) .NET
6 25 (5.07%) Web Services
7 21 (4.26%) AngularJS
7 21 (4.26%) Flask
8 20 (4.06%) REST
8 20 (4.06%) XML
9 18 (3.65%) Pandas
10 16 (3.25%) jQuery
10 16 (3.25%) NumPy
11 15 (3.04%) JSON
11 15 (3.04%) RESTful
12 14 (2.84%) LAMP
13 13 (2.64%) Akka
13 13 (2.64%) D3.js
14 12 (2.43%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.48%) Computer Science
3 24 (4.87%) Fintech
4 23 (4.67%) Greenfield Project
5 20 (4.06%) Algorithms
6 14 (2.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (2.43%) Clustering
7 12 (2.43%) Fixed Income
8 10 (2.03%) Data Structures
8 10 (2.03%) Derivative
9 9 (1.83%) Equities
9 9 (1.83%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.62%) User Experience
11 7 (1.42%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.42%) Hedge funds
12 6 (1.22%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.81%) Market Risk
14 3 (0.61%) Grid Computing
14 3 (0.61%) STB
14 3 (0.61%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 198 (40.16%) Linux
2 75 (15.21%) Unix
3 40 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 40 (8.11%) Windows
4 27 (5.48%) CentOS
5 14 (2.84%) Ubuntu
6 9 (1.83%) Solaris
7 6 (1.22%) Android
7 6 (1.22%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.81%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.61%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.20%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.20%) SUSE
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (33.47%) DevOps
2 145 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (22.52%) Continuous Integration
4 60 (12.17%) Analytics
5 52 (10.55%) TDD
6 44 (8.92%) Open Source
7 43 (8.72%) Configuration Management
8 35 (7.10%) Data Modelling
9 32 (6.49%) Continuous Delivery
9 32 (6.49%) Data Management
10 31 (6.29%) High Availability
11 30 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (6.09%) Machine Learning
12 29 (5.88%) E-Commerce
13 26 (5.27%) Microservices
14 24 (4.87%) Mathematics
14 24 (4.87%) Software Engineering
15 23 (4.67%) SDLC
16 21 (4.26%) Data Analytics
16 21 (4.26%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 181 (36.71%) Java
2 117 (23.73%) SQL
3 96 (19.47%) Bash Shell
4 94 (19.07%) Perl
5 83 (16.84%) Ruby
6 67 (13.59%) R
7 56 (11.36%) Scala
8 55 (11.16%) JavaScript
9 52 (10.55%) C++
10 32 (6.49%) C#
11 29 (5.88%) Shell Script
12 28 (5.68%) Go
13 25 (5.07%) PowerShell
14 16 (3.25%) PHP
15 15 (3.04%) C
16 8 (1.62%) VBA
17 7 (1.42%) MATLAB
18 6 (1.22%) PL/SQL
19 5 (1.01%) Groovy
20 4 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (7.71%) Degree
2 14 (2.84%) PhD
3 11 (2.23%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.42%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.81%) Postgraduate
6 3 (0.61%) CFA
7 2 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.41%) CCNP
7 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.41%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.41%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.41%) RHCE
7 2 (0.41%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.20%) CCIE
8 1 (0.20%) CCNA
8 1 (0.20%) CEH
8 1 (0.20%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (0.20%) CISMP
8 1 (0.20%) CISSP
8 1 (0.20%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.04%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.83%) PCI DSS
2 9 (1.83%) QA
3 5 (1.01%) MiFID
4 3 (0.61%) SDET
5 2 (0.41%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 75 (15.21%) Docker
2 20 (4.06%) HDFS
3 12 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.22%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.61%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.61%) GlusterFS
6 3 (0.61%) LXC
6 3 (0.61%) NFS
6 3 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.61%) vSphere
7 2 (0.41%) Corosync
7 2 (0.41%) GFS2
7 2 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.41%) OCFS2
7 2 (0.41%) vCloud
8 1 (0.20%) Ceph
8 1 (0.20%) GPFS
8 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 105 (21.30%) Puppet
2 80 (16.23%) Ansible
3 55 (11.16%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (4.87%) Kubernetes
5 19 (3.85%) Nagios
6 16 (3.25%) Terraform
7 14 (2.84%) Hadoop YARN
8 11 (2.23%) Graphite
8 11 (2.23%) logstash
9 9 (1.83%) Grafana
10 8 (1.62%) HAProxy
10 8 (1.62%) Rancher
11 7 (1.42%) Mesos
12 5 (1.01%) Galera Cluster
12 5 (1.01%) Salt
13 4 (0.81%) Cobbler
13 4 (0.81%) Oozie
13 4 (0.81%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 4 (0.81%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.61%) Marathon
Vendors
1 46 (9.33%) Oracle
2 31 (6.29%) Red Hat
3 26 (5.27%) Tableau
4 22 (4.46%) Sybase
4 22 (4.46%) VMware
5 21 (4.26%) Atlassian
6 18 (3.65%) Splunk
7 15 (3.04%) Teradata
8 14 (2.84%) Google
8 14 (2.84%) Microsoft
9 11 (2.23%) Hortonworks
10 10 (2.03%) Cloudera
10 10 (2.03%) Netezza
11 8 (1.62%) SaltStack
12 7 (1.42%) Bloomberg
12 7 (1.42%) Cisco
13 5 (1.01%) F5
13 5 (1.01%) IBM
13 5 (1.01%) SAP
13 5 (1.01%) WorldPay
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