Period
to 11 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £566 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 11 August 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 90 106 121
Rank change year-on-year +16 +15 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 39 144 149
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.78% 2.22% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 2.37% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 109 125
Median daily rate £566 £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.91% -4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £369 £425 £430
90th Percentile £799 £710 £745
Central London median daily rate £538 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -2.27% +4.76% -8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 2,037 6,080 6,676
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.06% 93.93% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,425 4,751 5,235
Median daily rate £510 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.92% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 77 129
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +7.56%
10th Percentile £13.28 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £47.75 £57.90 £30.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +6.04%

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 11 August 2020.

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 11 August 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 City of London region featuring Python Developer in the job title.

1 39 (100.00%) Python
2 17 (43.59%) Finance
3 11 (28.21%) Django
4 10 (25.64%) Banking
5 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (23.08%) Front Office
5 9 (23.08%) SQL
6 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
6 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
7 7 (17.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (17.95%) Java
8 6 (15.38%) Investment Banking
8 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
8 6 (15.38%) Fixed Income
8 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (15.38%) Azure
8 6 (15.38%) Analytics
9 5 (12.82%) Flask
9 5 (12.82%) TDD
9 5 (12.82%) C#
9 5 (12.82%) C++
10 4 (10.26%) Linux
10 4 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (10.26%) Asset Management
10 4 (10.26%) AWS
10 4 (10.26%) Market Risk
10 4 (10.26%) Microservices
10 4 (10.26%) Kubernetes
10 4 (10.26%) React
11 3 (7.69%) Trade Surveillance

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 (7.69%) Jupyter
2 1 (2.56%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Azure
2 4 (10.26%) AWS
3 2 (5.13%) GCP
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon GuardDuty
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.56%) AWS CodeBuild
4 1 (2.56%) AWS CodePipeline
4 1 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.56%) Route 53
4 1 (2.56%) Serverless
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (7.69%) Redis
3 2 (5.13%) Big Data
3 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.13%) SQLite
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (2.56%) BigQuery
4 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.56%) MySQL
4 1 (2.56%) Parquet
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.13%) Codeship
3 1 (2.56%) git-flow
3 1 (2.56%) Maven
General
1 17 (43.59%) Finance
2 10 (25.64%) Banking
3 9 (23.08%) Front Office
4 6 (15.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.56%) Law
5 1 (2.56%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) Django
2 5 (12.82%) Flask
3 4 (10.26%) React
4 3 (7.69%) Kafka
4 3 (7.69%) Pandas
4 3 (7.69%) PyTorch
4 3 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (7.69%) RESTful
5 2 (5.13%) NumPy
5 2 (5.13%) REST
5 2 (5.13%) SQLAlchemy
6 1 (2.56%) .NET
6 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.56%) Apache Avro
6 1 (2.56%) Celery
6 1 (2.56%) jQuery
6 1 (2.56%) Laravel
6 1 (2.56%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.56%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (15.38%) Fixed Income
3 4 (10.26%) Market Risk
4 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.69%) Data Structures
4 3 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (5.13%) Algorithms
5 2 (5.13%) Derivative
6 1 (2.56%) Blog
6 1 (2.56%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.56%) Equities
6 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.56%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
3 6 (15.38%) Analytics
3 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 5 (12.82%) TDD
5 4 (10.26%) Asset Management
5 4 (10.26%) Microservices
6 3 (7.69%) Financial Modelling
6 3 (7.69%) Machine Learning
6 3 (7.69%) Mathematics
6 3 (7.69%) OO
6 3 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
6 3 (7.69%) Trade Surveillance
7 2 (5.13%) Artificial Intelligence
7 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
7 2 (5.13%) Data Science
7 2 (5.13%) OOD
7 2 (5.13%) Pair Programming
7 2 (5.13%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (100.00%) Python
2 9 (23.08%) SQL
3 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 7 (17.95%) Java
5 5 (12.82%) C#
5 5 (12.82%) C++
6 3 (7.69%) PHP
7 1 (2.56%) ES6
7 1 (2.56%) Java 8
7 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) Basel III
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (5.13%) Google
2 1 (2.56%) Cadence
2 1 (2.56%) MapR
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft