Period
to 10 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 10 December 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 106 123
Rank change year-on-year +31 +17 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 157 179 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.79% 2.51% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.99% 2.63% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 156 105
City of London median daily rate £575 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +17.07%
10th Percentile £465 £459 £438
90th Percentile £700 £734 £738
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £575
% change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +15.00%
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 5,257 6,806 6,766
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.26% 95.35% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,093 5,382 5,366
City of London median daily rate £510 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 110 91
City of London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.29% +10.00% -2.86%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £25.70 £30.75
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +9.63% +3.31% +5.19%

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 10 December 2019.

Contractor 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 10 December 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
London Bridge +6 8 £525 -
Moorgate - 1 £550 -
Python Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 City of London region featuring Python Developer in the job title.

1 157 (100.00%) Python
2 45 (28.66%) Docker
3 40 (25.48%) Finance
4 39 (24.84%) AWS
5 37 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (23.57%) Django
6 35 (22.29%) Microservices
7 34 (21.66%) Flask
8 31 (19.75%) SQL
9 30 (19.11%) Kubernetes
9 30 (19.11%) Greenfield Project
10 28 (17.83%) TDD
11 27 (17.20%) GCP
12 24 (15.29%) JavaScript
13 23 (14.65%) Banking
13 23 (14.65%) Google
14 20 (12.74%) Java
14 20 (12.74%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (12.10%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (12.10%) Elasticsearch
16 18 (11.46%) Kafka
16 18 (11.46%) Investment Management
16 18 (11.46%) OO
17 16 (10.19%) MySQL
18 15 (9.55%) Front Office
18 15 (9.55%) Investment Banking
18 15 (9.55%) Data Science
19 14 (8.92%) Git (software)
19 14 (8.92%) Mathematics
19 14 (8.92%) Azure

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 19 (12.10%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (6.37%) Apache Spark
3 9 (5.73%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (2.55%) Confluence
5 2 (1.27%) SAS
6 1 (0.64%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.64%) GeoServer
Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 39 (24.84%) AWS
2 27 (17.20%) GCP
3 14 (8.92%) Azure
4 12 (7.64%) Serverless
5 11 (7.01%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (3.18%) GitHub
7 4 (2.55%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.55%) Azure Functions
7 4 (2.55%) Google App Engine
8 2 (1.27%) Amazon Cognito
8 2 (1.27%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.19%) MySQL
2 13 (8.28%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (5.73%) Big Data
4 8 (5.10%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.82%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.18%) Apache Hive
7 4 (2.55%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.55%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.91%) BigQuery
8 3 (1.91%) Data Lake
9 2 (1.27%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.27%) Power BI
9 2 (1.27%) Spark SQL
9 2 (1.27%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.64%) GIS
10 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.64%) QlikView
10 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (8.92%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.46%) JIRA
3 6 (3.82%) TeamCity
4 5 (3.18%) CruiseControl
5 4 (2.55%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.91%) GitLab
7 2 (1.27%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.64%) Selenium
8 1 (0.64%) Subversion
8 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (25.48%) Finance
2 23 (14.65%) Banking
3 15 (9.55%) Front Office
3 15 (9.55%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.82%) Games
5 4 (2.55%) Retail
6 2 (1.27%) Advertising
6 2 (1.27%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) Billing
7 1 (0.64%) Electronics
7 1 (0.64%) Law
7 1 (0.64%) Local Government
7 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (23.57%) Django
2 34 (21.66%) Flask
3 18 (11.46%) Kafka
4 13 (8.28%) AngularJS
5 10 (6.37%) NumPy
5 10 (6.37%) PySpark
5 10 (6.37%) React Native
5 10 (6.37%) Web Services
6 9 (5.73%) React
6 9 (5.73%) REST
7 8 (5.10%) HTML
8 7 (4.46%) CSS
8 7 (4.46%) Pandas
9 6 (3.82%) .NET
9 6 (3.82%) RESTful
10 5 (3.18%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.18%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (2.55%) JSON
11 4 (2.55%) Natural Language Processing
12 3 (1.91%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (19.11%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (7.01%) Equities
3 7 (4.46%) Hedge funds
4 6 (3.82%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.18%) Renewable Energy
6 3 (1.91%) Spread Betting
7 2 (1.27%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.27%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.64%) Derivative
8 1 (0.64%) Digital Currency
8 1 (0.64%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.64%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.64%) Marketing Technology
8 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Robotics
8 1 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.64%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.46%) Linux
2 3 (1.91%) Unix
3 1 (0.64%) Android
3 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (22.29%) Microservices
3 28 (17.83%) TDD
4 20 (12.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (12.10%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (11.46%) Investment Management
6 18 (11.46%) OO
7 15 (9.55%) Data Science
8 14 (8.92%) Mathematics
9 12 (7.64%) DevOps
9 12 (7.64%) ETL
10 11 (7.01%) Fintech
10 11 (7.01%) OOD
10 11 (7.01%) Test Automation
11 9 (5.73%) Open Source
11 9 (5.73%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (5.73%) Quantitative Finance
12 8 (5.10%) Analytics
12 8 (5.10%) Machine Learning
12 8 (5.10%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 157 (100.00%) Python
2 31 (19.75%) SQL
3 24 (15.29%) JavaScript
4 20 (12.74%) Java
5 12 (7.64%) C#
6 8 (5.10%) Go
7 5 (3.18%) Ruby
8 3 (1.91%) C++
9 2 (1.27%) ANSI SQL
9 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.27%) ES6
9 2 (1.27%) Java 8
9 2 (1.27%) R
9 2 (1.27%) Scala
10 1 (0.64%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.64%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.64%) PHP
10 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (6.37%) Degree
2 2 (1.27%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) EMIR
1 4 (2.55%) MiFID
2 2 (1.27%) QA
3 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 45 (28.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 30 (19.11%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 23 (14.65%) Google
2 12 (7.64%) Oracle
3 6 (3.82%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.55%) Splunk
5 3 (1.91%) Facebook
5 3 (1.91%) Tableau
6 1 (0.64%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.64%) ESRI
6 1 (0.64%) Hortonworks