Period
to 25 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
London > Central London
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 124 115 140
Rank change year-on-year -9 +25 +63
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 165 218 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.02% 2.37% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 2.50% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 192 109
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% +35.29%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £416
90th Percentile £710 £738 £738
London median daily rate £550 £538 £538
% change year-on-year +2.33% - +19.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.42 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.42% -2.55% -19.81%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 7,728 8,732 7,570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 95.08% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,982 6,748 5,728
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +0.50% +8.15%
10th Percentile £318 £313 £310
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 145 99
Central London median hourly rate £20.92 £18.70 £18.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +0.05% -1.63%
10th Percentile £11.50 £13.24 £12.95
90th Percentile £54.63 £30.00 £34.75
London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +11.08%

Python Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings that featured Python Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Python Developer in Central London

Python Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python Developer in Central London

Python Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python Developer in Central London over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python Developer in Central London

Python Developer
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python Developer within the Central London region over the 6 months to 25 August 2019. 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
City of London -5 138 £575 +4.55% 60
Southwark -25 6 £525 -4.55%
City of Westminster - 6 £600 -
West End of London +19 4 £450 -
Python Developer
London

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, Python Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region featuring Python Developer in the job title.

1 165 (100.00%) Python
2 51 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (30.30%) Django
4 47 (28.48%) Finance
4 47 (28.48%) SQL
4 47 (28.48%) AWS
5 45 (27.27%) Flask
6 32 (19.39%) Docker
7 31 (18.79%) Microservices
8 30 (18.18%) TDD
9 24 (14.55%) Kubernetes
10 21 (12.73%) Elasticsearch
10 21 (12.73%) REST
11 20 (12.12%) Java
11 20 (12.12%) Test Automation
11 20 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (12.12%) GCP
12 19 (11.52%) DevOps
12 19 (11.52%) Big Data
12 19 (11.52%) Machine Learning
12 19 (11.52%) JavaScript
12 19 (11.52%) Linux
12 19 (11.52%) ETL
12 19 (11.52%) Banking
12 19 (11.52%) Google
13 18 (10.91%) Git (software)
13 18 (10.91%) Kafka
13 18 (10.91%) Relational Database
14 17 (10.30%) Azure
14 17 (10.30%) Fintech

Python Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 21 (12.73%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (9.09%) Apache Spark
3 11 (6.67%) Confluence
4 5 (3.03%) Apache
5 4 (2.42%) IPython
6 3 (1.82%) SAS
7 1 (0.61%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.61%) GeoServer
Applications
1 11 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 47 (28.48%) AWS
2 20 (12.12%) GCP
3 17 (10.30%) Azure
4 14 (8.48%) AWS Lambda
5 13 (7.88%) Serverless
6 9 (5.45%) Azure Functions
6 9 (5.45%) GitHub
7 5 (3.03%) Google Sheets
8 4 (2.42%) Amazon S3
8 4 (2.42%) Heroku
9 2 (1.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.21%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.21%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.21%) Trello
10 1 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.61%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.42%) HTTP
2 2 (1.21%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.52%) Big Data
2 18 (10.91%) Relational Database
3 16 (9.70%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (8.48%) MySQL
5 5 (3.03%) Apache Hive
5 5 (3.03%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.03%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.42%) Blockchain
6 4 (2.42%) Spark SQL
7 3 (1.82%) BigQuery
7 3 (1.82%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.82%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.21%) Power BI
9 1 (0.61%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.61%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.61%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 18 (10.91%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.67%) JIRA
3 6 (3.64%) TeamCity
4 5 (3.03%) CruiseControl
5 4 (2.42%) CircleCI
6 2 (1.21%) Grunt
6 2 (1.21%) gulp
6 2 (1.21%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.21%) webpack
7 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.61%) git-flow
7 1 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 47 (28.48%) Finance
2 19 (11.52%) Banking
3 16 (9.70%) Front Office
4 10 (6.06%) Retail
5 5 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.42%) Games
7 3 (1.82%) Marketing
7 3 (1.82%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.21%) Local Government
9 1 (0.61%) Advertising
9 1 (0.61%) Electronics
9 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.61%) French Language
9 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (30.30%) Django
2 45 (27.27%) Flask
3 21 (12.73%) REST
4 18 (10.91%) Kafka
5 15 (9.09%) RESTful
6 14 (8.48%) NumPy
6 14 (8.48%) Pandas
7 12 (7.27%) PySpark
7 12 (7.27%) Web Services
8 9 (5.45%) HTML
9 8 (4.85%) React
10 7 (4.24%) AngularJS
10 7 (4.24%) CSS
11 6 (3.64%) .NET
11 6 (3.64%) React Native
12 5 (3.03%) .NET Framework
12 5 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (2.42%) Apache Beam
13 4 (2.42%) GraphQL
13 4 (2.42%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.09%) Hedge funds
2 13 (7.88%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (6.67%) Algorithms
4 10 (6.06%) Data Structures
5 8 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.42%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.82%) Spread Betting
9 2 (1.21%) Derivative
9 2 (1.21%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.61%) Blog
10 1 (0.61%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.61%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.61%) NHS
10 1 (0.61%) Robotics
10 1 (0.61%) Social Media
10 1 (0.61%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.52%) Linux
2 5 (3.03%) Unix
3 2 (1.21%) Windows
4 1 (0.61%) Android
4 1 (0.61%) CentOS
4 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (18.79%) Microservices
3 30 (18.18%) TDD
4 20 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (12.12%) Test Automation
5 19 (11.52%) DevOps
5 19 (11.52%) ETL
5 19 (11.52%) Machine Learning
6 17 (10.30%) Fintech
7 13 (7.88%) Analytics
7 13 (7.88%) Unit Testing
8 12 (7.27%) SDLC
9 11 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (6.67%) SOA
10 10 (6.06%) Computer Science
10 10 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (6.06%) Data Science
10 10 (6.06%) OO
11 9 (5.45%) Mob Programming
Programming Languages
1 165 (100.00%) Python
2 47 (28.48%) SQL
3 20 (12.12%) Java
4 19 (11.52%) JavaScript
5 12 (7.27%) C#
6 10 (6.06%) Go
7 8 (4.85%) C++
8 6 (3.64%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.64%) Ruby
9 4 (2.42%) Cython
9 4 (2.42%) PHP
9 4 (2.42%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.82%) VBA
11 2 (1.21%) C
11 2 (1.21%) Erlang
11 2 (1.21%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.21%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.61%) ES6
12 1 (0.61%) Java 8
12 1 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (4.24%) Degree
2 5 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.61%) GDPR
1 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (19.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (14.55%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.21%) Ansible
3 1 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (11.52%) Google
2 6 (3.64%) Splunk
3 5 (3.03%) Alteryx
3 5 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.42%) Oracle
5 3 (1.82%) Tableau
6 2 (1.21%) Facebook
7 1 (0.61%) ESRI
7 1 (0.61%) SAP
7 1 (0.61%) Vertica