Period
to 18 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a Python Engineer was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 September 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 Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 109 131 210
Rank change year-on-year +22 +79 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Python Engineer 9 107 48
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.51% 1.71% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 1.82% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 99 48
Median daily rate £650 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -8.33% +17.65%
10th Percentile £373 £500 £434
90th Percentile £683 £625 £691
Central London median daily rate £675 £550 £600
% change year-on-year +22.73% -8.33% +20.00%
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 1,648 5,889 6,634
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.85% 94.04% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,168 4,609 5,231
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £313 £319 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 77 127
Median hourly rate £35.75 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.75% +6.95% +3.31%
10th Percentile £16.75 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.90 £53.75 £25.50
Median hourly rate £35.50 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +77.50% +6.95% +0.01%

Python Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Python Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Python Engineer in the City of London

Python Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Daily rate trend for Python Engineer in the City of London

Python Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Python Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, Python Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (44.44%) DevOps
2 4 (44.44%) Kubernetes
3 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (33.33%) Ansible
3 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (33.33%) Scala
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) Veritas
4 2 (22.22%) C
4 2 (22.22%) Perl
4 2 (22.22%) Ruby
4 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) AWS
4 2 (22.22%) Open Source
4 2 (22.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Puppet
4 2 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (22.22%) High Availability
4 2 (22.22%) Docker

Python Engineer 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 1 (11.11%) Apache Spark
1 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (11.11%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) AWS
1 2 (22.22%) IaaS
2 1 (11.11%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Hive
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) BigQuery
1 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Front Office
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) PySpark
1 2 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (11.11%) Anaconda
2 1 (11.11%) H2O
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) scikit-learn
2 1 (11.11%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk
2 1 (11.11%) Derivative
2 1 (11.11%) Fixed Income
2 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) CentOS
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (44.44%) DevOps
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) ETL
3 2 (22.22%) High Availability
3 2 (22.22%) Open Source
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Build Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Machine Learning
4 1 (11.11%) Microservices
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Python
2 3 (33.33%) Scala
3 2 (22.22%) C
3 2 (22.22%) Perl
3 2 (22.22%) Ruby
4 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 1 (11.11%) Groovy
4 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Docker
1 2 (22.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Kubernetes
2 3 (33.33%) Ansible
3 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (22.22%) Pacemaker
3 2 (22.22%) Puppet
3 2 (22.22%) Salt
4 1 (11.11%) Consul
4 1 (11.11%) logstash
4 1 (11.11%) Packer
4 1 (11.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) SaltStack
1 2 (22.22%) Veritas
2 1 (11.11%) Axway
2 1 (11.11%) Cloudera
2 1 (11.11%) Google
2 1 (11.11%) Hortonworks