The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 27 June 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 32 45
Rank change year-on-year +17 +13  
Contract jobs citing Python 1785 1258 941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.57% 5.78% 4.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.92% 13.28% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 939 686
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £648 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 4 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £49.13 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.66% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.16 £27.64 £22.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £71.30 £71.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £38.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +11.61% +6.16%  

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 London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 9962 9471 9705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 47.86% 43.49% 42.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7355 7221 7107
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 39 83
Median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £14.95 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £113.00 £52.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in London

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in London

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in London

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Python in London

Python
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +12 279 £550 +15.78% 110
Canary Wharf +8 14 £513 -14.58%
Osterley +3 8 £500 +316.66%
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 £800 - 1
Croydon -15 6 £525 +33.75%
New Malden - 6 - -
Bromley +5 5 £575 -17.85% 1
Hayes - 4 £450 -
Feltham +8 3 £505 +18.88%
West End of London +2 3 £500 - 24
Hammersmith -3 3 £425 -
Mayfair - 3 £800 -
Southwark - 3 £480 -
Docklands, London -4 2 £563 +7.14%
Hounslow +4 1 £600 +41.17% 1
Westminster +1 1 £575 +21.05% 1
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Heathrow - 1 £600 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 London region with a requirement for Python.

1 1315 (39.22%) Linux
2 1159 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1132 (33.76%) Java
4 1034 (30.84%) DevOps
5 773 (23.05%) SQL
6 755 (22.52%) Amazon AWS
7 745 (22.22%) Finance
8 657 (19.59%) Ruby
9 621 (18.52%) Ansible
10 583 (17.39%) Puppet
11 575 (17.15%) Bash Shell
12 569 (16.97%) Jenkins
13 566 (16.88%) Unix
14 565 (16.85%) Git (software)
15 558 (16.64%) Big Data
16 543 (16.19%) Docker
17 497 (14.82%) JavaScript
18 493 (14.70%) Hadoop
19 471 (14.05%) Perl
20 463 (13.81%) Continuous Integration
21 462 (13.78%) Banking
22 444 (13.24%) Analytics
23 419 (12.50%) TDD
24 411 (12.26%) Configuration Management
25 378 (11.27%) Apache Spark
26 374 (11.15%) Opscode Chef
27 366 (10.92%) Scala
28 363 (10.83%) C++
29 331 (9.87%) Open Source
29 331 (9.87%) Node.js

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 378 (11.27%) Apache Spark
2 187 (5.58%) Apache
3 175 (5.22%) Elasticsearch
4 130 (3.88%) nginx
5 109 (3.25%) Cloud Foundry
6 91 (2.71%) Tomcat
7 86 (2.56%) SAS
8 84 (2.51%) Confluence
9 69 (2.06%) Apache Pig
10 66 (1.97%) OpenStack
11 39 (1.16%) IIS
12 38 (1.13%) CMS
13 36 (1.07%) JBoss
14 35 (1.04%) Apache Solr
15 29 (0.86%) WebSphere
16 14 (0.42%) Jupyter
17 11 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
17 11 (0.33%) Hubot
17 11 (0.33%) WebLogic
18 9 (0.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 72 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
3 25 (0.75%) SPSS
4 12 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.24%) Stata
6 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (0.12%) Doxygen
7 4 (0.12%) HipChat
8 3 (0.089%) GNU Octave
8 3 (0.089%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.089%) Weka
9 2 (0.060%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.030%) GIMP
10 1 (0.030%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 28 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.39%) ION MarketView
3 9 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.12%) FINCAD Analytics
4 4 (0.12%) RMDS
5 3 (0.089%) Front Arena
6 2 (0.060%) Magento
6 2 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.030%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.030%) Relativity
7 1 (0.030%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.030%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 755 (22.52%) Amazon AWS
2 163 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 152 (4.53%) PaaS
4 108 (3.22%) AWS CloudFormation
5 96 (2.86%) Amazon S3
6 86 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
7 76 (2.27%) GitHub
8 72 (2.15%) IaaS
9 61 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
10 57 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
11 53 (1.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 45 (1.34%) Amazon EMR
13 33 (0.98%) SaaS
14 31 (0.92%) Datadog
14 31 (0.92%) Heroku
15 29 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 29 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
16 23 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
17 21 (0.63%) Route 53
18 20 (0.60%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 148 (4.41%) HTTP
1 148 (4.41%) TCP/IP
2 97 (2.89%) DNS
3 86 (2.56%) Firewall
4 74 (2.21%) SSL
5 58 (1.73%) LDAP
6 49 (1.46%) Internet
7 30 (0.89%) Network Security
8 26 (0.78%) HTTPS
9 23 (0.69%) DHCP
9 23 (0.69%) Multicast
10 22 (0.66%) SAN
11 20 (0.60%) VPN
12 17 (0.51%) Kerberos
12 17 (0.51%) NAS
13 16 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
13 16 (0.48%) IPsec
14 14 (0.42%) Ethernet
14 14 (0.42%) Skype
14 14 (0.42%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 558 (16.64%) Big Data
2 493 (14.70%) Hadoop
3 296 (8.83%) PostgreSQL
4 275 (8.20%) MySQL
5 266 (7.93%) NoSQL
6 255 (7.61%) MongoDB
7 240 (7.16%) Relational Database
8 216 (6.44%) SQL Server
9 208 (6.20%) Apache Hive
10 128 (3.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 109 (3.25%) HBase
11 109 (3.25%) RDBMS
12 98 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
13 65 (1.94%) Redis
14 55 (1.64%) Data Mining
15 40 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
15 40 (1.19%) Impala
16 38 (1.13%) Oracle Database
17 35 (1.04%) QlikView
17 35 (1.04%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 569 (16.97%) Jenkins
2 565 (16.85%) Git (software)
3 216 (6.44%) JIRA
4 155 (4.62%) Maven
5 119 (3.55%) Subversion
6 94 (2.80%) TeamCity
7 89 (2.65%) Vagrant
8 88 (2.62%) Selenium
9 68 (2.03%) Cucumber
10 57 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 51 (1.52%) Bitbucket
12 50 (1.49%) Gradle
13 46 (1.37%) gulp
13 46 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
14 37 (1.10%) Artifactory
14 37 (1.10%) Travis CI
15 34 (1.01%) JUnit
16 31 (0.92%) Ant
17 28 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
18 26 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 745 (22.22%) Finance
2 462 (13.78%) Banking
3 232 (6.92%) Investment Banking
4 227 (6.77%) Front Office
5 109 (3.25%) Marketing
6 77 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 58 (1.73%) Retail
8 35 (1.04%) Electronics
9 32 (0.95%) Financial Institution
9 32 (0.95%) Games
10 30 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 22 (0.66%) Law
12 20 (0.60%) Back Office
13 14 (0.42%) Publishing
14 12 (0.36%) Billing
15 11 (0.33%) French Language
15 11 (0.33%) Legal
16 8 (0.24%) Advertising
17 7 (0.21%) Retail Banking
18 6 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1385 (41.31%) Developer
2 676 (20.16%) Python Developer
3 569 (16.97%) DevOps Engineer
4 243 (7.25%) AWS Engineer
5 204 (6.08%) Analyst
6 196 (5.85%) AWS DevOps
7 193 (5.76%) Linux Engineer
8 175 (5.22%) Senior Developer
9 172 (5.13%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 163 (4.86%) Java Developer
11 160 (4.77%) Data Scientist
12 136 (4.06%) Data Engineer
13 134 (4.00%) C++ Developer
14 121 (3.61%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 105 (3.13%) Architect
16 104 (3.10%) Big Data Engineer
17 102 (3.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 99 (2.95%) Consultant
19 98 (2.92%) Big Data Developer
20 95 (2.83%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (9.87%) Node.js
2 295 (8.80%) HTML
3 285 (8.50%) Django
4 245 (7.31%) CSS
5 227 (6.77%) Web Services
6 170 (5.07%) Kafka
7 156 (4.65%) AngularJS
8 153 (4.56%) Elastic Stack
9 151 (4.50%) .NET
10 148 (4.41%) Flask
11 145 (4.32%) REST
12 142 (4.24%) JSON
12 142 (4.24%) RESTful
12 142 (4.24%) XML
13 115 (3.43%) HTML5
14 83 (2.48%) React
15 74 (2.21%) Pandas
15 74 (2.21%) Spring
16 71 (2.12%) jQuery
17 70 (2.09%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 269 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 214 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 161 (4.80%) Algorithms
4 134 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
5 132 (3.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 127 (3.79%) Fixed Income
7 111 (3.31%) Derivative
8 80 (2.39%) Fintech
9 74 (2.21%) User Experience
10 72 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
11 70 (2.09%) Data Structures
12 53 (1.58%) Data Centre
13 52 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
14 51 (1.52%) Public Cloud
15 49 (1.46%) Equities
16 47 (1.40%) Clustering
17 45 (1.34%) Market Risk
18 37 (1.10%) Management Information System
19 36 (1.07%) Hedge funds
20 31 (0.92%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1315 (39.22%) Linux
2 566 (16.88%) Unix
3 328 (9.78%) Windows
4 245 (7.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 167 (4.98%) CentOS
6 118 (3.52%) Ubuntu
7 55 (1.64%) Solaris
8 44 (1.31%) Android
8 44 (1.31%) Windows Server
9 41 (1.22%) Apple iOS
10 30 (0.89%) Mac OS X
11 26 (0.78%) Mac OS
12 21 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (0.54%) SUSE
14 15 (0.45%) CoreOS
15 13 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (0.36%) FreeBSD
16 12 (0.36%) Windows 7
17 10 (0.30%) AIX
18 9 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1159 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1034 (30.84%) DevOps
3 463 (13.81%) Continuous Integration
4 444 (13.24%) Analytics
5 419 (12.50%) TDD
6 411 (12.26%) Configuration Management
7 331 (9.87%) Open Source
8 316 (9.42%) Test Automation
9 266 (7.93%) Scrum
10 228 (6.80%) Machine Learning
11 218 (6.50%) Software Engineering
12 199 (5.93%) Microservices
13 192 (5.73%) Web Development
14 185 (5.52%) Continuous Delivery
15 177 (5.28%) OO
16 171 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
17 166 (4.95%) BDD
18 165 (4.92%) Mathematics
19 153 (4.56%) SDLC
20 145 (4.32%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1132 (33.76%) Java
2 773 (23.05%) SQL
3 657 (19.59%) Ruby
4 575 (17.15%) Bash Shell
5 497 (14.82%) JavaScript
6 471 (14.05%) Perl
7 366 (10.92%) Scala
8 363 (10.83%) C++
9 311 (9.28%) R
10 294 (8.77%) C#
11 211 (6.29%) Shell Script
12 187 (5.58%) Go
13 145 (4.32%) PHP
14 144 (4.29%) PowerShell
15 112 (3.34%) C
16 74 (2.21%) Groovy
17 65 (1.94%) VBA
18 47 (1.40%) Korn
19 44 (1.31%) MATLAB
20 43 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 255 (7.61%) Degree
2 198 (5.91%) Security Cleared
3 146 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 82 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 68 (2.03%) PhD
6 29 (0.86%) Master's Degree
7 28 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (0.63%) CISSP
8 21 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
9 19 (0.57%) CEH
9 19 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 19 (0.57%) SANS
10 18 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
10 18 (0.54%) GIAC
11 15 (0.45%) ISEB
11 15 (0.45%) RHCE
12 14 (0.42%) AWS Certification
12 14 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (0.39%) CREST Certified
14 12 (0.36%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (3.43%) QA
2 50 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 35 (1.04%) MiFID
4 10 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.30%) SLA
5 8 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.15%) GCP
6 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.089%) IAS 39
7 3 (0.089%) IFRS
7 3 (0.089%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.060%) EMIR
8 2 (0.060%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.030%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.030%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.030%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.030%) PMO
System Software
1 543 (16.19%) Docker
2 81 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (2.24%) HDFS
4 48 (1.43%) Active Directory
5 41 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
6 34 (1.01%) Apache Flume
7 28 (0.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 23 (0.69%) NFS
9 21 (0.63%) Hyper-V
10 20 (0.60%) LXC
11 14 (0.42%) Samba
12 13 (0.39%) vCloud
12 13 (0.39%) vSphere
13 11 (0.33%) KVM
14 10 (0.30%) GPFS
14 10 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
15 9 (0.27%) Snort
16 8 (0.24%) VirtualBox
17 6 (0.18%) GlusterFS
17 6 (0.18%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 621 (18.52%) Ansible
2 583 (17.39%) Puppet
3 374 (11.15%) Opscode Chef
4 265 (7.90%) Kubernetes
5 237 (7.07%) Terraform
6 98 (2.92%) logstash
7 96 (2.86%) Nagios
8 67 (2.00%) Kibana
9 54 (1.61%) Graphite
10 53 (1.58%) ZABBIX
11 50 (1.49%) Salt
12 44 (1.31%) Mesos
13 43 (1.28%) Hadoop YARN
14 39 (1.16%) Packer
15 30 (0.89%) HAProxy
15 30 (0.89%) Rancher
16 28 (0.84%) Grafana
17 23 (0.69%) Consul
17 23 (0.69%) Oozie
18 18 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 267 (7.96%) Oracle
2 217 (6.47%) Red Hat
3 163 (4.86%) VMware
4 140 (4.18%) Microsoft
5 131 (3.91%) Splunk
6 115 (3.43%) Google
7 99 (2.95%) Tableau
8 70 (2.09%) Cloudera
9 67 (2.00%) Sybase
10 52 (1.55%) Hortonworks
11 46 (1.37%) Atlassian
12 44 (1.31%) Cisco
12 44 (1.31%) TIBCO
13 41 (1.22%) SAP
14 40 (1.19%) SaltStack
15 37 (1.10%) Bloomberg
16 31 (0.92%) NetApp
17 30 (0.89%) AppDynamics
17 30 (0.89%) IBM
18 27 (0.81%) ServiceNow
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £575.00 - £615.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Source Technology
Rate: From £600 to £750 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Intec Select
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Hanover Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Cititec
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Agile Recruitment
Rate: Based on experience
Posted: 5 days ago