Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 163 221
Rank change year-on-year +42 +58 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 140 83 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.97% 1.23% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 1.29% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 64 55
City of London median daily rate £600 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £438 £311 £375
90th Percentile £738 £646 £675
Central London median daily rate £600 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6729 6429 8864
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 95.57% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5318 5109 6969
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £270
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 79 129
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.45 £10.40
90th Percentile £29.29 £47.83 £37.35
Central London median hourly rate £18.05 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.66% -5.10% +10.23%

Python Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Python Developer in the City of London

Python Developer
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 Developer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python Developer in the City of London

Python Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python Developer in the City of London

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Python Developer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Python Developer in the job title.

1 140 (100.00%) Python
2 88 (62.86%) Finance
3 86 (61.43%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (45.00%) Banking
5 53 (37.86%) Java
6 50 (35.71%) Front Office
7 36 (25.71%) Derivative
8 32 (22.86%) Fixed Income
9 31 (22.14%) TDD
10 30 (21.43%) JavaScript
10 30 (21.43%) Relational Database
11 29 (20.71%) SQL Server
12 27 (19.29%) VBA
13 26 (18.57%) Investment Banking
13 26 (18.57%) SDLC
14 25 (17.86%) RDBMS
15 24 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
16 22 (15.71%) Unit Testing
17 20 (14.29%) Flask
18 19 (13.57%) Node.js
19 18 (12.86%) C++
20 17 (12.14%) Asset Management
20 17 (12.14%) Pair Programming
21 16 (11.43%) Investment Management
21 16 (11.43%) C#
22 15 (10.71%) SQL
22 15 (10.71%) Git (software)
23 14 (10.00%) Machine Learning
23 14 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
23 14 (10.00%) Continuous Integration

Python Developer Skill Set
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 3 (2.14%) Apache
1 3 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (2.14%) Jupyter
1 3 (2.14%) nginx
2 2 (1.43%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.71%) Gunicorn
3 1 (0.71%) SAS
3 1 (0.71%) Tornado
Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.71%) GIMP
2 1 (0.71%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.14%) BondVision
2 1 (0.71%) Magento
2 1 (0.71%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 24 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.14%) Serverless
3 6 (4.29%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (3.57%) GitHub
5 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.14%) npm
7 2 (1.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (1.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.71%) HTTP
1 1 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (21.43%) Relational Database
2 29 (20.71%) SQL Server
3 25 (17.86%) RDBMS
4 10 (7.14%) Data Mining
5 9 (6.43%) MySQL
5 9 (6.43%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (5.71%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.86%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.14%) Big Data
8 3 (2.14%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.14%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.43%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.43%) SQLite
10 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.71%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.71%) DB2
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 15 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.57%) Codeception
2 5 (3.57%) Codeship
2 5 (3.57%) PHPUnit
3 4 (2.86%) Bower
3 4 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.14%) PyCharm
5 2 (1.43%) Grunt
5 2 (1.43%) gulp
6 1 (0.71%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.71%) Bundler
6 1 (0.71%) git-flow
6 1 (0.71%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.71%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.71%) webpack
General
1 88 (62.86%) Finance
2 63 (45.00%) Banking
3 50 (35.71%) Front Office
4 26 (18.57%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Back Office
5 1 (0.71%) Legal
5 1 (0.71%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.29%) Flask
2 19 (13.57%) Node.js
3 14 (10.00%) Django
4 13 (9.29%) AngularJS
4 13 (9.29%) Pandas
5 12 (8.57%) HTML
5 12 (8.57%) React
6 11 (7.86%) CSS
6 11 (7.86%) jQuery
7 10 (7.14%) RESTful
8 8 (5.71%) NumPy
9 7 (5.00%) REST
10 6 (4.29%) Laravel
10 6 (4.29%) Redux
10 6 (4.29%) SciPy
10 6 (4.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (2.86%) HTML5
11 4 (2.86%) Web Services
12 3 (2.14%) Ajax
12 3 (2.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (25.71%) Derivative
2 32 (22.86%) Fixed Income
3 14 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (8.57%) Computer Science
5 10 (7.14%) Robotics
6 7 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (4.29%) Credit Risk
8 5 (3.57%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (2.86%) OTC Derivatives
10 3 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (1.43%) Equities
11 2 (1.43%) Fintech
11 2 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (1.43%) Reinsurance
12 1 (0.71%) Credit Derivative
12 1 (0.71%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.71%) User Experience
12 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.14%) Linux
2 3 (2.14%) Unix
3 2 (1.43%) Android
4 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (61.43%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (22.14%) TDD
3 26 (18.57%) SDLC
4 22 (15.71%) Unit Testing
5 17 (12.14%) Asset Management
5 17 (12.14%) Pair Programming
6 16 (11.43%) Investment Management
7 14 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (10.00%) Machine Learning
7 14 (10.00%) Mathematics
8 11 (7.86%) OO
9 10 (7.14%) Test Automation
10 9 (6.43%) Microservices
10 9 (6.43%) Software Engineering
11 8 (5.71%) Risk Management
11 8 (5.71%) Statistics
11 8 (5.71%) Web Development
12 7 (5.00%) Migration
12 7 (5.00%) Scrum
12 7 (5.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 140 (100.00%) Python
2 53 (37.86%) Java
3 30 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 27 (19.29%) VBA
5 18 (12.86%) C++
6 16 (11.43%) C#
7 15 (10.71%) SQL
8 8 (5.71%) Scala
9 7 (5.00%) Ruby
10 6 (4.29%) Go
10 6 (4.29%) PHP
11 4 (2.86%) R
12 3 (2.14%) C
12 3 (2.14%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.43%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.43%) Kotlin
13 2 (1.43%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.71%) F#
14 1 (0.71%) Perl
14 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (7.86%) Degree
2 4 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.43%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (1.43%) PhD
3 2 (1.43%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.14%) MiFID
2 2 (1.43%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (2.86%) Docker
2 1 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.71%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (1.43%) Ansible
1 2 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (5.00%) Oracle
2 3 (2.14%) MarketAxess
2 3 (2.14%) Tradeweb
3 1 (0.71%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.71%) Cloudera
3 1 (0.71%) Google
3 1 (0.71%) Greenplum
3 1 (0.71%) Hortonworks
3 1 (0.71%) Netezza
3 1 (0.71%) Sybase
3 1 (0.71%) Teradata
3 1 (0.71%) Twitter