Period
to 18 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £700 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 94 90 76
Rank change year-on-year -4 -14 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 96 36 136
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.40% 1.76% 2.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 1.91% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 28 121
10th Percentile £513 £290 £450
25th Percentile £562 £330 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £700 £500 £575
Median % change year-on-year +40.00% -13.04% +4.55%
75th Percentile £775 £647 £644
90th Percentile £800 £766 £700
Central London median daily rate £700 £500 £575
% change year-on-year +40.00% -13.04% +4.55%

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 3,699 1,883 4,608
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.48% 92.26% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,864 1,420 3,638
10th Percentile £356 £305 £300
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £602 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 20 60
10th Percentile £13.88 £16.58 £12.38
25th Percentile £18.63 £20.74 £14.19
Median hourly rate £33.75 £24.75 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +36.36% +25.32% +5.61%
75th Percentile £51.50 £36.69 £25.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £46.18 £49.50
Central London median hourly rate £34.50 £26.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year +30.19% +34.18% +5.61%

Python Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Python Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Python Developer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Python Developer in the City of London

Python Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Python Developer in the City of London

Python Developer
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 18 January 2022. 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
London Bridge - 1 - -
Python Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 City of London region featuring Python Developer in the job title.

1 96 (100.00%) Python
2 44 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (40.63%) Finance
4 26 (27.08%) AWS
5 25 (26.04%) Banking
5 25 (26.04%) Analytics
6 23 (23.96%) Derivative
7 22 (22.92%) Fixed Income
7 22 (22.92%) SQL
8 18 (18.75%) Java
9 17 (17.71%) Fintech
10 16 (16.67%) SDLC
10 16 (16.67%) TDD
10 16 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 16 (16.67%) Django
11 15 (15.63%) C++
12 14 (14.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 14 (14.58%) Azure
13 13 (13.54%) Front Office
13 13 (13.54%) JavaScript
14 12 (12.50%) Oracle
14 12 (12.50%) Investment Banking
15 11 (11.46%) Mathematics
15 11 (11.46%) Microservices
16 10 (10.42%) Relational Database
16 10 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
16 10 (10.42%) SQL Server
16 10 (10.42%) SQLAlchemy
17 9 (9.38%) Hedge funds
17 9 (9.38%) Git (software)

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 2 (2.08%) CMS
2 1 (1.04%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.04%) nginx
2 1 (1.04%) Tornado
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (7.29%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 26 (27.08%) AWS
2 14 (14.58%) Azure
3 4 (4.17%) GCP
4 3 (3.13%) GitHub
5 2 (2.08%) npm
6 1 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.04%) AWS IoT
6 1 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.04%) GitHub Actions
6 1 (1.04%) Serverless
6 1 (1.04%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) BGP
2 1 (1.04%) Firewall
2 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (10.42%) Relational Database
1 10 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.29%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.13%) MySQL
5 2 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.08%) Big Data
5 2 (2.08%) dBASE
6 1 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.04%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.04%) KDB
Development Applications
1 9 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.13%) JIRA
4 2 (2.08%) git-flow
4 2 (2.08%) Subversion
4 2 (2.08%) Travis CI
5 1 (1.04%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (1.04%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (40.63%) Finance
2 25 (26.04%) Banking
3 13 (13.54%) Front Office
4 12 (12.50%) Investment Banking
5 7 (7.29%) Back Office
5 7 (7.29%) Social Skills
6 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.08%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.67%) Django
2 10 (10.42%) SQLAlchemy
3 9 (9.38%) Pandas
4 8 (8.33%) Kafka
5 7 (7.29%) Node.js
5 7 (7.29%) NumPy
6 6 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 6 (6.25%) Flask
6 6 (6.25%) HTML
7 5 (5.21%) React
7 5 (5.21%) REST
7 5 (5.21%) Spring Boot
8 4 (4.17%) CSS
8 4 (4.17%) PyTorch
9 3 (3.13%) .NET
9 3 (3.13%) Angular 2
9 3 (3.13%) jQuery
9 3 (3.13%) RESTful
9 3 (3.13%) Spring
10 2 (2.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.96%) Derivative
2 22 (22.92%) Fixed Income
3 14 (14.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (9.38%) Hedge funds
5 6 (6.25%) Data Structures
6 5 (5.21%) Legacy Systems
6 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
7 4 (4.17%) Equities
7 4 (4.17%) Public Cloud
8 3 (3.13%) Algorithms
8 3 (3.13%) Credit Derivative
8 3 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (3.13%) Market Risk
9 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (2.08%) Private Cloud
9 2 (2.08%) User Experience
10 1 (1.04%) Credit Risk
10 1 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (1.04%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.21%) Windows
2 4 (4.17%) Linux
3 2 (2.08%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.04%) Analytics
3 17 (17.71%) Fintech
4 16 (16.67%) SDLC
4 16 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 16 (16.67%) TDD
5 11 (11.46%) Mathematics
5 11 (11.46%) Microservices
6 9 (9.38%) BDD
6 9 (9.38%) Data Analytics
6 9 (9.38%) Technical Debt
7 7 (7.29%) Clean Code
7 7 (7.29%) Risk Management
8 6 (6.25%) Architectural Design
9 5 (5.21%) Data Engineering
9 5 (5.21%) DevOps
9 5 (5.21%) Front End Development
9 5 (5.21%) Investment Management
9 5 (5.21%) Physics
9 5 (5.21%) Supply Chain Transformation
Programming Languages
1 96 (100.00%) Python
2 22 (22.92%) SQL
3 18 (18.75%) Java
4 15 (15.63%) C++
5 13 (13.54%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.25%) C
7 3 (3.13%) C#
8 2 (2.08%) VBA
9 1 (1.04%) Bash
9 1 (1.04%) Java 11
9 1 (1.04%) Java 8
9 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.04%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (4.17%) Degree
2 3 (3.13%) PhD
2 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.08%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.04%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.04%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.13%) Ansible
3 2 (2.08%) Terraform
4 1 (1.04%) Grafana
4 1 (1.04%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 12 (12.50%) Oracle
2 7 (7.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.13%) Google
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco
4 1 (1.04%) F5
4 1 (1.04%) IBM
4 1 (1.04%) Juniper
4 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.04%) Verint