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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 31 42
Rank change year-on-year +14 +11  
Contract jobs citing Python 1573 1233 925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.04% 5.49% 4.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.48% 12.92% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1182 902 676
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £424 £375
% change year-on-year +0.29% +13.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 10
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £25.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +84.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.91 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £51.50 £39.15
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 London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 9001 9542 8902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 46.01% 42.51% 41.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6687 7177 6436
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 52 46
Median hourly rate £45.00 £31.00 £25.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.16% +20.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.65 £17.50 £19.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +19 231 £500 +5.26% 143
Canary Wharf +7 22 £553 +23.46%
New Malden -1 14 - -
Docklands, London +1 6 £543 +14.21% 1
Bromley - 5 £550 -
Osterley +2 4 £450 -3.22%
Hammersmith -1 3 £518 +11.94% 1
Croydon +6 2 £550 +46.66% 2
Feltham -1 2 £425 +0.95%
Southwark - 2 £480 -
Uxbridge +6 1 £300 -20.00%
Westminster +4 1 £550 +10.00%
West End of London -4 1 £400 +2.56% 29
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £375 -
Wimbledon - 1 £175 - 1
Mayfair - 1 £1,250 -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 1246 (39.76%) Linux
2 1086 (34.65%) Java
3 1076 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
4 999 (31.88%) DevOps
5 713 (22.75%) SQL
6 682 (21.76%) Amazon AWS
7 637 (20.33%) Puppet
8 633 (20.20%) Finance
9 631 (20.13%) Big Data
10 590 (18.83%) Ruby
11 589 (18.79%) Bash Shell
12 586 (18.70%) Ansible
13 570 (18.19%) Perl
14 566 (18.06%) Hadoop
15 549 (17.52%) Jenkins
16 518 (16.53%) Unix
17 499 (15.92%) Git (software)
18 483 (15.41%) Continuous Integration
19 468 (14.93%) Apache Spark
20 441 (14.07%) Docker
20 441 (14.07%) Scala
21 416 (13.27%) Banking
22 415 (13.24%) JavaScript
23 396 (12.64%) Opscode Chef
24 381 (12.16%) R
25 377 (12.03%) Configuration Management
26 376 (12.00%) Analytics
27 364 (11.61%) C++
28 337 (10.75%) Open Source
29 306 (9.76%) TDD

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
1 468 (14.93%) Apache Spark
2 211 (6.73%) Apache
3 177 (5.65%) Elasticsearch
4 129 (4.12%) nginx
5 102 (3.25%) Confluence
6 99 (3.16%) Apache Pig
7 89 (2.84%) Tomcat
8 78 (2.49%) Cloud Foundry
8 78 (2.49%) OpenStack
9 71 (2.27%) SAS
10 50 (1.60%) Apache Solr
11 37 (1.18%) IIS
12 33 (1.05%) WebSphere
13 28 (0.89%) JBoss
14 27 (0.86%) CMS
15 19 (0.61%) Jupyter
15 19 (0.61%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.41%) Drupal
16 13 (0.41%) Jetty
17 10 (0.32%) WildFly
Applications
1 53 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 31 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
3 26 (0.83%) SPSS
4 16 (0.51%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.096%) GNU Octave
5 3 (0.096%) Mathematica
5 3 (0.096%) MS Office
5 3 (0.096%) Weka
6 2 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.064%) HipChat
6 2 (0.064%) Simulink
6 2 (0.064%) Stata
7 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 24 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.16%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.13%) FINCAD Analytics
3 4 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.096%) Relativity
4 3 (0.096%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.064%) Front Arena
5 2 (0.064%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.064%) Ringtail
5 2 (0.064%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.064%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 1 (0.032%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.032%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.032%) RMDS
6 1 (0.032%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 682 (21.76%) Amazon AWS
2 175 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (3.48%) PaaS
4 104 (3.32%) Amazon EC2
5 94 (3.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 92 (2.94%) GitHub
7 91 (2.90%) Amazon S3
8 70 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
9 58 (1.85%) IaaS
10 56 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
11 54 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 49 (1.56%) Amazon EMR
13 37 (1.18%) Amazon Kinesis
14 31 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
15 29 (0.93%) SaaS
16 24 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 24 (0.77%) Route 53
17 23 (0.73%) Datadog
18 21 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 21 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 144 (4.59%) HTTP
2 130 (4.15%) TCP/IP
3 97 (3.10%) Firewall
4 91 (2.90%) DNS
5 87 (2.78%) LDAP
6 66 (2.11%) Internet
7 65 (2.07%) SSL
8 51 (1.63%) Kerberos
9 31 (0.99%) SAN
10 30 (0.96%) VPN
11 24 (0.77%) DHCP
12 23 (0.73%) Network Security
13 18 (0.57%) Multicast
14 16 (0.51%) Cisco IOS
15 15 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
15 15 (0.48%) SNMP
16 13 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
17 12 (0.38%) BGP
18 11 (0.35%) LAN
18 11 (0.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 631 (20.13%) Big Data
2 566 (18.06%) Hadoop
3 292 (9.32%) PostgreSQL
4 288 (9.19%) Apache Hive
5 264 (8.42%) NoSQL
6 250 (7.98%) MySQL
7 229 (7.31%) MongoDB
8 223 (7.12%) Relational Database
9 185 (5.90%) SQL Server
10 136 (4.34%) Apache Cassandra
11 112 (3.57%) HBase
12 100 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
13 96 (3.06%) RDBMS
14 59 (1.88%) Impala
15 58 (1.85%) Redis
16 50 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
16 50 (1.60%) Sqoop
17 49 (1.56%) Oracle Database
18 40 (1.28%) QlikView
19 39 (1.24%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 549 (17.52%) Jenkins
2 499 (15.92%) Git (software)
3 238 (7.59%) JIRA
4 144 (4.59%) Subversion
5 140 (4.47%) Maven
6 111 (3.54%) TeamCity
7 94 (3.00%) Selenium
8 71 (2.27%) Vagrant
9 62 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 55 (1.75%) Cucumber
11 51 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
12 48 (1.53%) Gradle
13 38 (1.21%) Bitbucket
14 36 (1.15%) gulp
14 36 (1.15%) JUnit
15 33 (1.05%) Mercurial
16 32 (1.02%) Hudson
17 30 (0.96%) Travis CI
18 26 (0.83%) Gerrit
19 25 (0.80%) GitLab
General
1 633 (20.20%) Finance
2 416 (13.27%) Banking
3 199 (6.35%) Investment Banking
4 172 (5.49%) Front Office
5 104 (3.32%) Marketing
6 79 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 70 (2.23%) Retail
8 53 (1.69%) Financial Institution
9 32 (1.02%) Games
10 30 (0.96%) Law
11 28 (0.89%) Electronics
12 25 (0.80%) Manufacturing
12 25 (0.80%) Publishing
13 8 (0.26%) Advertising
14 6 (0.19%) Back Office
14 6 (0.19%) Legal
14 6 (0.19%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.13%) Billing
17 3 (0.096%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1177 (37.56%) Developer
2 606 (19.34%) DevOps Engineer
3 548 (17.49%) Python Developer
4 219 (6.99%) AWS Engineer
5 209 (6.67%) Data Engineer
6 206 (6.57%) Linux Engineer
7 195 (6.22%) AWS DevOps
8 176 (5.62%) Analyst
9 158 (5.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 154 (4.91%) Data Scientist
11 145 (4.63%) Big Data Engineer
12 144 (4.59%) Java Developer
13 133 (4.24%) Senior Developer
14 132 (4.21%) C++ Developer
15 119 (3.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 108 (3.45%) Administrator
17 103 (3.29%) Architect
18 97 (3.10%) Consultant
19 86 (2.74%) Hadoop Engineer
20 85 (2.71%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (9.25%) Django
2 287 (9.16%) HTML
3 236 (7.53%) CSS
4 232 (7.40%) Web Services
5 229 (7.31%) Kafka
6 167 (5.33%) Node.js
7 166 (5.30%) REST
8 145 (4.63%) Flask
9 139 (4.44%) JSON
10 135 (4.31%) .NET
11 134 (4.28%) AngularJS
12 128 (4.08%) XML
13 102 (3.25%) HTML5
13 102 (3.25%) Spring
14 101 (3.22%) Elastic Stack
15 92 (2.94%) RESTful
16 81 (2.58%) LAMP
17 74 (2.36%) jQuery
18 68 (2.17%) Pandas
19 63 (2.01%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 215 (6.86%) Computer Science
2 200 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 187 (5.97%) Algorithms
4 90 (2.87%) Fixed Income
5 88 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 66 (2.11%) Derivative
7 63 (2.01%) Data Centre
8 58 (1.85%) Fintech
9 55 (1.75%) Public Cloud
10 52 (1.66%) Credit Risk
11 51 (1.63%) Management Information System
11 51 (1.63%) User Experience
12 46 (1.47%) Data Structures
13 45 (1.44%) Equities
13 45 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
14 42 (1.34%) Clustering
15 29 (0.93%) Market Risk
16 22 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (0.70%) Hedge funds
16 22 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1246 (39.76%) Linux
2 518 (16.53%) Unix
3 279 (8.90%) Windows
4 201 (6.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 163 (5.20%) CentOS
6 115 (3.67%) Ubuntu
7 51 (1.63%) Solaris
8 46 (1.47%) Android
9 45 (1.44%) Windows Server
10 40 (1.28%) Apple iOS
11 27 (0.86%) Mac OS X
12 26 (0.83%) Mac OS
12 26 (0.83%) SUSE
13 24 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
14 20 (0.64%) AIX
15 16 (0.51%) FreeBSD
15 16 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (0.38%) Debian
17 9 (0.29%) Windows 10
17 9 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1076 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
2 999 (31.88%) DevOps
3 483 (15.41%) Continuous Integration
4 377 (12.03%) Configuration Management
5 376 (12.00%) Analytics
6 337 (10.75%) Open Source
7 306 (9.76%) TDD
8 273 (8.71%) Scrum
9 228 (7.28%) Machine Learning
10 206 (6.57%) Software Engineering
11 198 (6.32%) Continuous Delivery
12 190 (6.06%) OO
13 188 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
14 163 (5.20%) E-Commerce
15 162 (5.17%) Mathematics
16 150 (4.79%) SDLC
17 149 (4.75%) Migration
18 146 (4.66%) High Availability
18 146 (4.66%) Statistics
19 136 (4.34%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1086 (34.65%) Java
2 713 (22.75%) SQL
3 590 (18.83%) Ruby
4 589 (18.79%) Bash Shell
5 570 (18.19%) Perl
6 441 (14.07%) Scala
7 415 (13.24%) JavaScript
8 381 (12.16%) R
9 364 (11.61%) C++
10 236 (7.53%) C#
11 208 (6.64%) Shell Script
12 189 (6.03%) PHP
13 162 (5.17%) C
14 139 (4.44%) Go
15 133 (4.24%) PowerShell
16 73 (2.33%) MATLAB
17 55 (1.75%) Groovy
18 49 (1.56%) VBA
19 35 (1.12%) PL/SQL
20 31 (0.99%) Korn
Qualifications
1 238 (7.59%) Degree
2 133 (4.24%) Security Cleared
3 100 (3.19%) PhD
4 85 (2.71%) SC Cleared
5 29 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (0.54%) AWS Certification
6 17 (0.54%) DV Cleared
7 16 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (0.45%) CCNP
9 12 (0.38%) CISSP
10 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.32%) ISEB
12 9 (0.29%) CCIE
12 9 (0.29%) CCNA
13 8 (0.26%) MCP
14 7 (0.22%) CCA
14 7 (0.22%) CFA
14 7 (0.22%) RHCE
14 7 (0.22%) RHCSA
14 7 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (4.50%) QA
2 46 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 24 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.32%) MiFID
5 5 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.13%) SDET
7 3 (0.096%) GCP
7 3 (0.096%) SLA
8 2 (0.064%) EMIR
8 2 (0.064%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
8 2 (0.064%) IAS 39
8 2 (0.064%) IFRS
8 2 (0.064%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.064%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.032%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.032%) FATCA
9 1 (0.032%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.032%) PMO
9 1 (0.032%) WCAG
System Software
1 441 (14.07%) Docker
2 94 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (2.58%) HDFS
4 77 (2.46%) Active Directory
5 43 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
6 34 (1.08%) Apache Flume
7 29 (0.93%) NFS
8 19 (0.61%) Hyper-V
8 19 (0.61%) KVM
8 19 (0.61%) Xen
9 17 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 14 (0.45%) Samba
11 13 (0.41%) GlusterFS
11 13 (0.41%) Snort
12 12 (0.38%) LXC
12 12 (0.38%) VMware ESX
13 10 (0.32%) vCloud
14 8 (0.26%) XenApp
14 8 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 637 (20.33%) Puppet
2 586 (18.70%) Ansible
3 396 (12.64%) Opscode Chef
4 153 (4.88%) Terraform
5 139 (4.44%) Kubernetes
6 108 (3.45%) Nagios
7 92 (2.94%) logstash
8 77 (2.46%) Kibana
9 76 (2.43%) Salt
10 69 (2.20%) Hadoop YARN
11 51 (1.63%) Graphite
12 49 (1.56%) Mesos
13 41 (1.31%) ZABBIX
14 35 (1.12%) HAProxy
15 31 (0.99%) Oozie
16 26 (0.83%) Grafana
17 25 (0.80%) Rancher
18 22 (0.70%) Packer
19 21 (0.67%) SCCM
19 21 (0.67%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 251 (8.01%) Oracle
2 225 (7.18%) Red Hat
3 173 (5.52%) VMware
4 130 (4.15%) Splunk
5 123 (3.92%) Google
6 98 (3.13%) Tableau
7 92 (2.94%) Microsoft
8 75 (2.39%) Sybase
9 71 (2.27%) Atlassian
10 59 (1.88%) Cloudera
11 57 (1.82%) Hortonworks
12 52 (1.66%) SaltStack
13 49 (1.56%) Cisco
14 43 (1.37%) Teradata
15 42 (1.34%) SAP
16 40 (1.28%) Bloomberg
17 34 (1.08%) HP
18 32 (1.02%) IBM
19 27 (0.86%) Sun
20 26 (0.83%) Reuters
Central London / West End
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300 - £340 per day on a 3 month rolling contract
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £401 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £322.84 - £363.20 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300 - £400 per day for a 3-24 month contract
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Oscar
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £700 - £850 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 months initial contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £800 - £850 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £250-£350
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300 -£400pd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300- £400
Posted: 5 days ago