Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 31 58
Rank change year-on-year +8 +27 +1
Contract jobs citing Python 518 401 395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.03% 5.86% 3.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.88% 12.23% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 322 312
City of London median daily rate £539 £478 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.83% -4.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £370 £339 £325
90th Percentile £688 £650 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £495
% change year-on-year +10.53% -4.04% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
City of London median hourly rate - £48.26 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +76.32% -
Central London median hourly rate £35.50 £48.26 £24.23
% change year-on-year -26.44% +99.16% -

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 3262 3278 4959
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 50.60% 47.87% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2619 2768 4029
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £340 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £451 £450
% change year-on-year +10.99% +0.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 31
City of London median hourly rate £22.99 £22.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.19% -7.14% -11.89%
10th Percentile £13.31 £18.17 £17.50
90th Percentile £36.73 £58.00 £52.50
Central London median hourly rate £24.49 £22.50 £24.23
% change year-on-year +8.82% -7.14% -11.89%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
London Bridge - 1 - -
Python
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 191 (36.87%) Linux
2 188 (36.29%) Java
3 183 (35.33%) Agile Software Development
4 164 (31.66%) Finance
5 149 (28.76%) DevOps
6 117 (22.59%) Amazon AWS
7 109 (21.04%) Banking
8 106 (20.46%) SQL
9 104 (20.08%) Bash Shell
10 94 (18.15%) Unix
11 92 (17.76%) Big Data
12 90 (17.37%) Ansible
12 90 (17.37%) Perl
13 87 (16.80%) Git (software)
14 86 (16.60%) Ruby
15 83 (16.02%) Puppet
16 81 (15.64%) Jenkins
16 81 (15.64%) Continuous Integration
17 80 (15.44%) Docker
18 77 (14.86%) Hadoop
19 69 (13.32%) JavaScript
20 68 (13.13%) TDD
21 66 (12.74%) Analytics
22 63 (12.16%) Investment Banking
23 59 (11.39%) Apache Spark
24 53 (10.23%) R
24 53 (10.23%) C++
25 52 (10.04%) Oracle
26 49 (9.46%) Front Office
26 49 (9.46%) 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 59 (11.39%) Apache Spark
2 31 (5.98%) Apache
3 25 (4.83%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (4.05%) nginx
5 20 (3.86%) Confluence
5 20 (3.86%) Tomcat
6 16 (3.09%) Apache Pig
7 9 (1.74%) SAS
8 7 (1.35%) IIS
8 7 (1.35%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.16%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.97%) Jetty
10 5 (0.97%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.77%) JBoss
11 4 (0.77%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
12 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.39%) CMS
13 2 (0.39%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.58%) Stata
3 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.39%) S-PLUS
3 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.39%) SPSS
4 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.19%) GIMP
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Magento
2 1 (0.19%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.19%) RMDS
2 1 (0.19%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 117 (22.59%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.86%) AWS CloudFormation
4 16 (3.09%) GitHub
5 14 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (1.74%) Google Analytics
8 9 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (1.35%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.35%) OpenShift
9 7 (1.35%) PaaS
10 6 (1.16%) Amazon EMR
11 5 (0.97%) Bluemix
11 5 (0.97%) Heroku
11 5 (0.97%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (0.97%) SaaS
12 4 (0.77%) Akamai
12 4 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.77%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 17 (3.28%) HTTP
3 13 (2.51%) Firewall
4 12 (2.32%) SSL
5 11 (2.12%) DNS
6 9 (1.74%) LDAP
6 9 (1.74%) SAN
7 7 (1.35%) Internet
7 7 (1.35%) NAS
8 5 (0.97%) DHCP
8 5 (0.97%) SMTP
9 4 (0.77%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.77%) Network Security
9 4 (0.77%) SNMP
10 3 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.39%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.39%) DSL
11 2 (0.39%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.39%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (17.76%) Big Data
2 77 (14.86%) Hadoop
3 42 (8.11%) MySQL
4 36 (6.95%) Apache Hive
5 35 (6.76%) Relational Database
6 31 (5.98%) MongoDB
6 31 (5.98%) NoSQL
6 31 (5.98%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (4.83%) SQL Server
8 22 (4.25%) HBase
9 18 (3.47%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (2.12%) Data Mining
12 10 (1.93%) KDB
12 10 (1.93%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.54%) CouchDB
13 8 (1.54%) Impala
13 8 (1.54%) Oracle Database
13 8 (1.54%) Sqoop
14 7 (1.35%) Looker
Development Applications
1 87 (16.80%) Git (software)
2 81 (15.64%) Jenkins
3 33 (6.37%) JIRA
4 21 (4.05%) Subversion
5 20 (3.86%) Selenium
6 14 (2.70%) Maven
6 14 (2.70%) TeamCity
7 13 (2.51%) Cucumber
8 11 (2.12%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (1.74%) Vagrant
10 8 (1.54%) Gradle
10 8 (1.54%) gulp
10 8 (1.54%) Mercurial
10 8 (1.54%) Talend Open Studio
11 6 (1.16%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.97%) Bower
12 5 (0.97%) GitLab
12 5 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 164 (31.66%) Finance
2 109 (21.04%) Banking
3 63 (12.16%) Investment Banking
4 49 (9.46%) Front Office
5 12 (2.32%) Retail
6 9 (1.74%) Marketing
7 8 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.35%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.16%) Games
10 5 (0.97%) Digital Economy
11 3 (0.58%) Back Office
11 3 (0.58%) Legal
11 3 (0.58%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.39%) Advertising
12 2 (0.39%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 222 (42.86%) Developer
2 120 (23.17%) Python Developer
3 98 (18.92%) DevOps Engineer
4 45 (8.69%) Senior Developer
5 34 (6.56%) Analyst
6 30 (5.79%) AWS Engineer
6 30 (5.79%) Java Developer
7 28 (5.41%) Data Scientist
7 28 (5.41%) Senior Python Developer
8 23 (4.44%) Full Stack Developer
9 22 (4.25%) AWS DevOps
10 21 (4.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 21 (4.05%) Linux Engineer
11 17 (3.28%) Administrator
11 17 (3.28%) Senior Java Developer
12 16 (3.09%) Data Engineer
12 16 (3.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 16 (3.09%) Scala Developer
13 14 (2.70%) Architect
13 14 (2.70%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (8.88%) HTML
1 46 (8.88%) Node.js
2 35 (6.76%) AngularJS
3 32 (6.18%) CSS
4 30 (5.79%) Django
4 30 (5.79%) Web Services
5 28 (5.41%) REST
6 27 (5.21%) .NET
6 27 (5.21%) HTML5
7 25 (4.83%) RESTful
8 21 (4.05%) jQuery
9 19 (3.67%) Elastic Stack
9 19 (3.67%) React
10 18 (3.47%) JSON
10 18 (3.47%) Kafka
10 18 (3.47%) XML
11 16 (3.09%) D3.js
12 13 (2.51%) Flask
12 13 (2.51%) LAMP
13 11 (2.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (6.56%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (5.21%) Fixed Income
4 26 (5.02%) Fintech
5 25 (4.83%) Derivative
6 22 (4.25%) Computer Science
7 17 (3.28%) Algorithms
8 16 (3.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (2.51%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.93%) Clustering
10 10 (1.93%) User Experience
11 8 (1.54%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.54%) Equity Derivative
12 7 (1.35%) Public Cloud
12 7 (1.35%) Robotics
13 6 (1.16%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.97%) Equities
14 5 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
15 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.77%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 191 (36.87%) Linux
2 94 (18.15%) Unix
3 39 (7.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 38 (7.34%) Windows
5 26 (5.02%) CentOS
6 19 (3.67%) Ubuntu
7 17 (3.28%) Solaris
8 9 (1.74%) Android
9 8 (1.54%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.77%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.19%) AIX
12 1 (0.19%) Debian
12 1 (0.19%) Fedora
12 1 (0.19%) SUSE
12 1 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (35.33%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (28.76%) DevOps
3 81 (15.64%) Continuous Integration
4 68 (13.13%) TDD
5 66 (12.74%) Analytics
6 46 (8.88%) Configuration Management
7 44 (8.49%) Test Automation
8 39 (7.53%) Open Source
9 35 (6.76%) Microservices
9 35 (6.76%) Software Engineering
10 33 (6.37%) Machine Learning
11 31 (5.98%) Data Analytics
12 30 (5.79%) Continuous Delivery
12 30 (5.79%) Mathematics
13 29 (5.60%) Data Management
14 27 (5.21%) E-Commerce
15 24 (4.63%) OO
15 24 (4.63%) Visualisation
16 23 (4.44%) Data Modelling
16 23 (4.44%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 188 (36.29%) Java
2 106 (20.46%) SQL
3 104 (20.08%) Bash Shell
4 90 (17.37%) Perl
5 86 (16.60%) Ruby
6 69 (13.32%) JavaScript
7 53 (10.23%) C++
7 53 (10.23%) R
8 49 (9.46%) Scala
9 43 (8.30%) C#
10 36 (6.95%) Shell Script
11 34 (6.56%) Go
12 29 (5.60%) PowerShell
13 14 (2.70%) PHP
14 10 (1.93%) VBA
15 9 (1.74%) C
15 9 (1.74%) PL/SQL
16 8 (1.54%) Korn
16 8 (1.54%) Objective-C
17 6 (1.16%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 35 (6.76%) Degree
2 17 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.12%) PhD
4 9 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.74%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.16%) Postgraduate
6 3 (0.58%) CFA
7 2 (0.39%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.39%) RHCE
8 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.19%) CCNP
8 1 (0.19%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.19%) CISSP
8 1 (0.19%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.19%) GIAC
8 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.19%) RHCA
8 1 (0.19%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.90%) MiFID
2 10 (1.93%) QA
3 9 (1.74%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.39%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) AS 2805
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 80 (15.44%) Docker
2 20 (3.86%) HDFS
3 11 (2.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 11 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.77%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.77%) vCloud
6 3 (0.58%) NFS
6 3 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.39%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.39%) Corosync
7 2 (0.39%) LXC
7 2 (0.39%) vSphere
8 1 (0.19%) GFS2
8 1 (0.19%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.19%) iptables
8 1 (0.19%) KVM
8 1 (0.19%) OCFS2
8 1 (0.19%) RHEV
8 1 (0.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 90 (17.37%) Ansible
2 83 (16.02%) Puppet
3 41 (7.92%) Kubernetes
4 40 (7.72%) Opscode Chef
5 34 (6.56%) Terraform
6 14 (2.70%) Nagios
7 11 (2.12%) logstash
7 11 (2.12%) Rancher
8 10 (1.93%) Graphite
8 10 (1.93%) Packer
9 9 (1.74%) HAProxy
10 6 (1.16%) Hadoop YARN
10 6 (1.16%) Salt
11 4 (0.77%) Cobbler
11 4 (0.77%) Control-M
11 4 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 4 (0.77%) Rsyslog
11 4 (0.77%) Rundeck
12 3 (0.58%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 52 (10.04%) Oracle
2 27 (5.21%) Tableau
3 26 (5.02%) VMware
4 23 (4.44%) Red Hat
5 20 (3.86%) Google
6 18 (3.47%) Splunk
7 16 (3.09%) Sybase
8 12 (2.32%) Microsoft
9 10 (1.93%) Cloudera
9 10 (1.93%) IBM
10 9 (1.74%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.74%) SaltStack
10 9 (1.74%) ServiceNow
11 8 (1.54%) NetApp
11 8 (1.54%) Talend
12 7 (1.35%) F5
12 7 (1.35%) SnapLogic
13 6 (1.16%) Bloomberg
13 6 (1.16%) Cisco
13 6 (1.16%) EMC
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