Period
to 21 September 2021

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £688 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 84 92 106
Rank change year-on-year +8 +14 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 94 25 145
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.58% 1.42% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.78% 1.53% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 22 117
10th Percentile £464 £353 £475
25th Percentile £550 £425 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £688 £525 £600
Median % change year-on-year +30.95% -12.50% +9.09%
75th Percentile £769 £575 £638
90th Percentile £834 £671 £710
Central London median daily rate £681 £513 £575
% change year-on-year +32.93% -10.87% +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 3,383 1,631 5,842
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.81% 92.83% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,511 1,210 4,620
10th Percentile £356 £313 £317
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £503 £513
Median % change year-on-year +9.45% -1.95% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 28 74
10th Percentile £12.88 £16.25 £11.25
25th Percentile £15.00 £20.00 £12.76
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.75 £19.16
Median % change year-on-year -25.17% +91.78% +2.47%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.44 £22.89
90th Percentile £62.35 £53.70 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £27.00 £35.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year -24.48% +83.33% +4.28%

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 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 2021, 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 94 (100.00%) Python
2 39 (41.49%) Finance
3 35 (37.23%) Banking
4 33 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (28.72%) Azure
6 25 (26.60%) SQL
6 25 (26.60%) Oracle
7 22 (23.40%) React
8 21 (22.34%) Java
9 20 (21.28%) Software Engineering
9 20 (21.28%) Analytics
10 19 (20.21%) Mathematics
11 18 (19.15%) AWS
11 18 (19.15%) Flask
12 17 (18.09%) C++
13 16 (17.02%) Docker
14 15 (15.96%) Kubernetes
15 14 (14.89%) Microservices
15 14 (14.89%) Fixed Income
16 13 (13.83%) Node.js
16 13 (13.83%) SDLC
17 12 (12.77%) Derivative
17 12 (12.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 12 (12.77%) JavaScript
17 12 (12.77%) SQL Server
18 11 (11.70%) Investment Banking
18 11 (11.70%) Git (software)
18 11 (11.70%) Pandas
18 11 (11.70%) AngularJS
19 10 (10.64%) TypeScript

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 8 (8.51%) nginx
2 3 (3.19%) CMS
2 3 (3.19%) Tornado
3 2 (2.13%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.06%) Apache
4 1 (1.06%) Confluence
4 1 (1.06%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 27 (28.72%) Azure
2 18 (19.15%) AWS
3 4 (4.26%) GCP
4 3 (3.19%) npm
5 2 (2.13%) GitHub
6 1 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.06%) AWS IoT
6 1 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.06%) Serverless
6 1 (1.06%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.51%) BGP
2 1 (1.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.45%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.26%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.19%) Big Data
4 3 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.19%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.13%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.06%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.06%) KDB
6 1 (1.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (11.70%) Git (software)
2 10 (10.64%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.19%) Hudson
3 3 (3.19%) JIRA
3 3 (3.19%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.19%) Travis CI
4 2 (2.13%) Subversion
5 1 (1.06%) CircleCI
5 1 (1.06%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (41.49%) Finance
2 35 (37.23%) Banking
3 11 (11.70%) Investment Banking
4 8 (8.51%) Social Skills
5 5 (5.32%) Front Office
5 5 (5.32%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.06%) Influencing Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.40%) React
2 18 (19.15%) Flask
3 13 (13.83%) Node.js
4 11 (11.70%) AngularJS
4 11 (11.70%) Pandas
5 9 (9.57%) Django
5 9 (9.57%) NumPy
6 8 (8.51%) jQuery
6 8 (8.51%) PyTorch
7 7 (7.45%) Angular 2
8 6 (6.38%) Kafka
9 5 (5.32%) HTML
9 5 (5.32%) RESTful
9 5 (5.32%) Spring Boot
9 5 (5.32%) SQLAlchemy
10 4 (4.26%) CSS
11 3 (3.19%) REST
11 3 (3.19%) Twisted
11 3 (3.19%) Web Services
11 3 (3.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.89%) Fixed Income
2 12 (12.77%) Derivative
2 12 (12.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (10.64%) Equities
4 9 (9.57%) Hedge funds
5 8 (8.51%) Market Risk
6 5 (5.32%) Credit Derivative
7 4 (4.26%) Data Structures
7 4 (4.26%) Legacy Systems
8 3 (3.19%) Credit Risk
8 3 (3.19%) NHS
8 3 (3.19%) Private Cloud
8 3 (3.19%) Public Cloud
9 2 (2.13%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (2.13%) User Experience
10 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (1.06%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.57%) Linux
2 3 (3.19%) Windows
3 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.13%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (21.28%) Analytics
2 20 (21.28%) Software Engineering
3 19 (20.21%) Mathematics
4 14 (14.89%) Microservices
5 13 (13.83%) SDLC
6 10 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (10.64%) DevOps
7 9 (9.57%) Test Automation
8 8 (8.51%) Asset Management
8 8 (8.51%) BDD
8 8 (8.51%) Portfolio Management
9 6 (6.38%) Physics
9 6 (6.38%) Scrum
9 6 (6.38%) TDD
10 5 (5.32%) Front End Development
10 5 (5.32%) Quantitative Research
10 5 (5.32%) Web Development
11 4 (4.26%) Architectural Design
11 4 (4.26%) Data Pipeline
Programming Languages
1 94 (100.00%) Python
2 25 (26.60%) SQL
3 21 (22.34%) Java
4 17 (18.09%) C++
5 12 (12.77%) JavaScript
6 10 (10.64%) TypeScript
7 7 (7.45%) C
8 6 (6.38%) C#
9 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.13%) Kotlin
9 2 (2.13%) R
9 2 (2.13%) VBA
10 1 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (3.19%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) EMIR
1 3 (3.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 16 (17.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (15.96%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.26%) Ansible
3 1 (1.06%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (26.60%) Oracle
2 5 (5.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.26%) Cisco
3 4 (4.26%) Juniper
4 3 (3.19%) Google
5 2 (2.13%) F5
5 2 (2.13%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.06%) IBM