Period
to 25 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 84 119 148
Rank change year-on-year +35 +29 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 167 208 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.70% 2.32% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.88% 2.45% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 176 124
Central London median daily rate £575 £538 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.98% -6.52% +4.55%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £413
90th Percentile £694 £688 £725
London median daily rate £550 £540 £550
% change year-on-year +1.85% -1.82% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £8.00 £16.50 -
% change year-on-year -51.52% - -

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 5,790 8,501 8,305
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.54% 95.00% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,399 6,488 6,478
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £288 £300 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 107 120
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +3.31% +5.69%
10th Percentile £12.60 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.85 £35.00 £37.28
London median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -4.01%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 +23 131 £575 +4.55% 59
Southwark +4 5 £525 -
City of Westminster +5 1 £650 +30.00%
Python Developer
London

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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.

1 167 (100.00%) Python
2 48 (28.74%) Finance
3 45 (26.95%) Docker
4 42 (25.15%) Django
5 37 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (20.96%) AWS
7 33 (19.76%) JavaScript
7 33 (19.76%) SQL
8 32 (19.16%) Flask
9 31 (18.56%) Greenfield Project
10 28 (16.77%) Microservices
10 28 (16.77%) TDD
11 25 (14.97%) GCP
12 23 (13.77%) Kubernetes
12 23 (13.77%) OO
12 23 (13.77%) Front Office
12 23 (13.77%) Data Science
13 21 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (12.57%) Google
13 21 (12.57%) Investment Management
14 20 (11.98%) Elasticsearch
15 19 (11.38%) Banking
16 18 (10.78%) Mathematics
17 17 (10.18%) Java
17 17 (10.18%) DevOps
17 17 (10.18%) Machine Learning
18 15 (8.98%) Oracle
19 14 (8.38%) HTML
19 14 (8.38%) PostgreSQL
19 14 (8.38%) Degree

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 20 (11.98%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (5.99%) Apache Spark
3 9 (5.39%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.60%) Confluence
4 1 (0.60%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.60%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (20.96%) AWS
2 25 (14.97%) GCP
3 14 (8.38%) Azure
4 13 (7.78%) Serverless
5 9 (5.39%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (3.59%) Amazon Cognito
7 5 (2.99%) Amazon S3
7 5 (2.99%) GitHub
8 3 (1.80%) Google App Engine
9 2 (1.20%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.60%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.60%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.60%) SaaS
10 1 (0.60%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.60%) Firewall
1 1 (0.60%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.38%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (7.78%) Big Data
3 11 (6.59%) MySQL
4 8 (4.79%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.40%) Apache Hive
6 4 (2.40%) BigQuery
6 4 (2.40%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.80%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.20%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.20%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.20%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.60%) Parquet
9 1 (0.60%) Power BI
9 1 (0.60%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.60%) Spark SQL
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (7.19%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.19%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.59%) JIRA
4 5 (2.99%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.40%) CruiseControl
5 4 (2.40%) GitLab
6 3 (1.80%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.60%) Selenium
7 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (28.74%) Finance
2 23 (13.77%) Front Office
3 19 (11.38%) Banking
4 13 (7.78%) Investment Banking
5 9 (5.39%) Games
6 2 (1.20%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.60%) Billing
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Law
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (25.15%) Django
2 32 (19.16%) Flask
3 14 (8.38%) HTML
4 13 (7.78%) CSS
5 12 (7.19%) Kafka
6 11 (6.59%) AngularJS
6 11 (6.59%) React
7 10 (5.99%) NumPy
8 9 (5.39%) Web Services
9 8 (4.79%) .NET
9 8 (4.79%) Pandas
9 8 (4.79%) React Native
10 5 (2.99%) GraphQL
10 5 (2.99%) Lambda Expressions
10 5 (2.99%) PySpark
10 5 (2.99%) REST
10 5 (2.99%) RESTful
11 4 (2.40%) .NET Framework
11 4 (2.40%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (2.40%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 31 (18.56%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (6.59%) Equities
3 9 (5.39%) Algorithms
4 8 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.99%) Hedge funds
5 5 (2.99%) Renewable Energy
6 4 (2.40%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.20%) Derivative
8 2 (1.20%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.60%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.60%) Digital Currency
9 1 (0.60%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.60%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.60%) Marketing Technology
9 1 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.60%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.19%) Linux
2 4 (2.40%) Unix
3 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (16.77%) Microservices
2 28 (16.77%) TDD
3 23 (13.77%) Data Science
3 23 (13.77%) OO
4 21 (12.57%) Investment Management
4 21 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (10.78%) Mathematics
6 17 (10.18%) DevOps
6 17 (10.18%) Machine Learning
7 14 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (8.38%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (6.59%) OOD
9 9 (5.39%) Quantitative Finance
10 8 (4.79%) ETL
10 8 (4.79%) Open Source
10 8 (4.79%) Test Automation
11 7 (4.19%) Computer Science
11 7 (4.19%) Software Engineering
11 7 (4.19%) Systematic Trading
Programming Languages
1 167 (100.00%) Python
2 33 (19.76%) JavaScript
2 33 (19.76%) SQL
3 17 (10.18%) Java
4 11 (6.59%) C#
5 8 (4.79%) Go
6 7 (4.19%) Ruby
7 5 (2.99%) C++
8 3 (1.80%) R
8 3 (1.80%) Scala
9 2 (1.20%) ANSI SQL
9 2 (1.20%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.20%) ES6
9 2 (1.20%) Java 8
9 2 (1.20%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.20%) VBA
10 1 (0.60%) PHP
10 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (8.38%) Degree
2 5 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.20%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.60%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.40%) EMIR
1 4 (2.40%) MiFID
2 3 (1.80%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) GDPR
3 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (26.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (13.77%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.20%) Terraform
3 1 (0.60%) Rancher
Vendors
1 21 (12.57%) Google
2 15 (8.98%) Oracle
3 6 (3.59%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.80%) Facebook
5 1 (0.60%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.60%) Databricks
5 1 (0.60%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.60%) SAP
5 1 (0.60%) Splunk
5 1 (0.60%) StreamSets
5 1 (0.60%) Tableau
5 1 (0.60%) Twitter