The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python Developer
London / City of London
Rank 115 137 159
Rank change year-on-year +22 +22  
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 40 22 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.32% 0.66% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.69% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 26
Median daily rate £488 £418 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.76% -24.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £335 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £560 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2886 3173 4864
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.40% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2526 3664
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Python Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Python Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 84 (100.00%) Python
2 31 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (32.14%) Finance
4 25 (29.76%) JavaScript
5 24 (28.57%) Banking
6 21 (25.00%) TDD
6 21 (25.00%) Investment Banking
6 21 (25.00%) Django
7 20 (23.81%) C++
7 20 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (22.62%) Linux
9 17 (20.24%) Java
10 16 (19.05%) OO
10 16 (19.05%) SQL
11 15 (17.86%) Front Office
12 14 (16.67%) HTML
13 13 (15.48%) Analytics
14 12 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (13.10%) CSS
15 11 (13.10%) Flask
16 10 (11.90%) Mentoring
17 9 (10.71%) Pandas
17 9 (10.71%) Data Analytics
17 9 (10.71%) NumPy
17 9 (10.71%) Computer Science
18 8 (9.52%) JIRA
18 8 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
18 8 (9.52%) AngularJS
19 7 (8.33%) DevOps
19 7 (8.33%) HTML5

Python Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (7.14%) Confluence
2 5 (5.95%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.57%) Apache
3 3 (3.57%) IPython
4 2 (2.38%) CMS
5 1 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.19%) Jupyter
5 1 (1.19%) Tornado
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.38%) GitHub
1 2 (2.38%) Google App Engine
1 2 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (1.19%) Heroku
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (5.95%) Big Data
2 5 (5.95%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.76%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.38%) Impala
4 2 (2.38%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.38%) MySQL
4 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.19%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.19%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.19%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.19%) DB2
5 1 (1.19%) HBase
5 1 (1.19%) KDB
5 1 (1.19%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (9.52%) JIRA
2 6 (7.14%) Bitbucket
2 6 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.95%) Selenium
4 3 (3.57%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.19%) Bower
5 1 (1.19%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.19%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.19%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (32.14%) Finance
2 24 (28.57%) Banking
3 21 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 15 (17.86%) Front Office
5 1 (1.19%) Electronics
5 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.19%) Marketing
5 1 (1.19%) Publishing
5 1 (1.19%) Retail
5 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.00%) Django
2 14 (16.67%) HTML
3 11 (13.10%) CSS
3 11 (13.10%) Flask
4 9 (10.71%) NumPy
4 9 (10.71%) Pandas
5 8 (9.52%) AngularJS
6 7 (8.33%) D3.js
6 7 (8.33%) HTML5
7 5 (5.95%) jQuery
8 4 (4.76%) Highcharts JS
8 4 (4.76%) Pyramid
9 3 (3.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 3 (3.57%) React
9 3 (3.57%) REST
9 3 (3.57%) RESTful
9 3 (3.57%) Twisted
9 3 (3.57%) Web Services
10 2 (2.38%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.33%) Fintech
3 7 (8.33%) Fixed Income
4 5 (5.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (4.76%) Derivative
5 4 (4.76%) Equities
6 2 (2.38%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.38%) User Experience
7 1 (1.19%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.19%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.19%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.19%) NHS
7 1 (1.19%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.62%) Linux
2 5 (5.95%) Unix
3 4 (4.76%) Android
3 4 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.57%) CentOS
5 1 (1.19%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.00%) TDD
3 16 (19.05%) OO
4 13 (15.48%) Analytics
5 12 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (11.90%) Mentoring
7 9 (10.71%) Data Analytics
8 7 (8.33%) DevOps
9 6 (7.14%) SDLC
10 5 (5.95%) Web Development
11 4 (4.76%) ITSM
11 4 (4.76%) Low Latency
11 4 (4.76%) Portfolio Management
11 4 (4.76%) Refactoring
12 3 (3.57%) Automated Testing
12 3 (3.57%) BDD
12 3 (3.57%) High-Frequency Trading
12 3 (3.57%) Machine Learning
12 3 (3.57%) Multithreading
12 3 (3.57%) Parallel Computing
Programming Languages
1 84 (100.00%) Python
2 25 (29.76%) JavaScript
3 20 (23.81%) C++
4 17 (20.24%) Java
5 16 (19.05%) SQL
6 6 (7.14%) C
7 5 (5.95%) Bash Shell
7 5 (5.95%) Perl
8 4 (4.76%) R
8 4 (4.76%) Scala
9 3 (3.57%) C#
9 3 (3.57%) Go
10 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.38%) Ruby
11 1 (1.19%) F#
11 1 (1.19%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.19%) PHP
11 1 (1.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) QA
1 1 (1.19%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) Docker
2 2 (2.38%) HDFS
3 1 (1.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (3.57%) Red Hat
1 3 (3.57%) Tableau
2 2 (2.38%) Cloudera
2 2 (2.38%) Google
3 1 (1.19%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.19%) SAP
3 1 (1.19%) Splunk
3 1 (1.19%) Sybase
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