Period
to 5 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 5 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
UK > England
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 162 194 226
Rank change year-on-year +32 +32 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 514 1,164 1,165
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.63% 1.40% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.49% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 874 868
Median daily rate £575 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £400 £400 £363
90th Percentile £763 £725 £675
UK median daily rate £554 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +5.43% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +431.25% -82.22%
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £8.00
% change year-on-year - +431.25% -82.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 29,516 78,340 88,941
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.38% 94.36% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,668 52,071 58,839
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £263 £273 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £466 £450
% change year-on-year +1.93% +3.56% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,187 2,547 2,825
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.50% +6.95% +3.31%
10th Percentile £12.14 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.00 £19.60 £18.00
% change year-on-year +32.65% +8.89% -2.70%

Python Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Python Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Python Developer in England

Python Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Python Developer in England.

Daily rate trend for Python Developer in England

Python Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python Developer in England over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Python Developer in England

Python Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Python Developer in England.

Hourly rate trend for Python Developer in England

Python Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Python Developer in England over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Python Developer in England

Python Developer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 5 August 2020. 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 +38 428 £600 +9.09% 101
South East +123 28 £463 +2.78% 15
South West +100 25 £525 +16.67% 8
North of England -5 18 £375 -21.05% 6
Yorkshire -31 11 £463 -7.50% 4
North West +64 6 £300 -31.43% 1
East of England +51 6 £505 +12.22% 13
Midlands +82 3 - - 7
West Midlands +66 3 - - 6
North East - 1 £210 - 1
Python Developer
UK

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 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 England region featuring Python Developer in the job title.

1 514 (100.00%) Python
2 232 (45.14%) Finance
3 217 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
4 178 (34.63%) AWS
5 165 (32.10%) Java
6 151 (29.38%) Banking
7 147 (28.60%) Front Office
8 141 (27.43%) JavaScript
9 136 (26.46%) Software Engineering
10 126 (24.51%) SQL
11 116 (22.57%) Derivative
12 115 (22.37%) Fixed Income
12 115 (22.37%) Azure
13 114 (22.18%) Web Services
14 113 (21.98%) DevOps
15 108 (21.01%) Asset Management
16 93 (18.09%) Investment Banking
16 93 (18.09%) Django
17 83 (16.15%) Equities
18 80 (15.56%) React
19 79 (15.37%) Hedge funds
20 72 (14.01%) AngularJS
21 71 (13.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 71 (13.81%) TDD
22 67 (13.04%) Flask
23 65 (12.65%) Docker
23 65 (12.65%) Git (software)
23 65 (12.65%) Test Automation
24 61 (11.87%) Kubernetes
25 60 (11.67%) Analytics

Python Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 18 (3.50%) Apache Spark
2 15 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (2.33%) Apache
4 8 (1.56%) Apache Pig
5 7 (1.36%) Jupyter
6 6 (1.17%) Confluence
7 4 (0.78%) GeoServer
8 3 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.39%) IIS
9 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.19%) DataSynapse
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.19%) Tornado
Applications
1 20 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.19%) CPLEX
2 1 (0.19%) Maya
2 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 178 (34.63%) AWS
2 115 (22.37%) Azure
3 58 (11.28%) GCP
4 55 (10.70%) Serverless
5 44 (8.56%) AWS Lambda
6 32 (6.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 30 (5.84%) Amazon EC2
8 28 (5.45%) Amazon S3
9 23 (4.47%) OpenShift
10 21 (4.09%) Amazon ECS
11 20 (3.89%) Amazon SQS
12 12 (2.33%) Azure Functions
13 9 (1.75%) PaaS
14 8 (1.56%) GitHub
15 6 (1.17%) SaaS
16 5 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.97%) Power Platform
17 3 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
18 2 (0.39%) IaaS
18 2 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.97%) Internet
2 4 (0.78%) Firewall
3 3 (0.58%) HTTP
4 2 (0.39%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.39%) MQTT
4 2 (0.39%) Multicast
5 1 (0.19%) RTMP
5 1 (0.19%) Skype
5 1 (0.19%) SNMP
5 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.20%) Relational Database
2 34 (6.61%) PostgreSQL
3 31 (6.03%) NoSQL
4 30 (5.84%) Amazon RDS
5 25 (4.86%) Big Data
6 23 (4.47%) Hadoop
7 20 (3.89%) Amazon Redshift
8 19 (3.70%) MongoDB
8 19 (3.70%) SQL Server
9 11 (2.14%) Apache Hive
9 11 (2.14%) MySQL
10 10 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.95%) Spotfire
11 9 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (1.56%) Impala
13 7 (1.36%) Amazon Aurora
14 6 (1.17%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.17%) Redis
15 5 (0.97%) KDB
15 5 (0.97%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 65 (12.65%) Git (software)
2 42 (8.17%) RStudio
3 41 (7.98%) Jenkins
4 20 (3.89%) TeamCity
5 19 (3.70%) Artifactory
6 14 (2.72%) JIRA
7 7 (1.36%) CruiseControl
7 7 (1.36%) GitLab
8 5 (0.97%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.97%) JUnit
8 5 (0.97%) Subversion
9 4 (0.78%) git-flow
9 4 (0.78%) Pylint
9 4 (0.78%) Sourcetree
9 4 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.58%) Codeship
11 2 (0.39%) JMeter
11 2 (0.39%) Selenium
11 2 (0.39%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 232 (45.14%) Finance
2 151 (29.38%) Banking
3 147 (28.60%) Front Office
4 93 (18.09%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.53%) Public Sector
6 7 (1.36%) Retail
7 5 (0.97%) Games
8 4 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.39%) Back Office
9 2 (0.39%) Marketing
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) German Language
10 1 (0.19%) Law
10 1 (0.19%) Legal
10 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (22.18%) Web Services
2 93 (18.09%) Django
3 80 (15.56%) React
4 72 (14.01%) AngularJS
5 67 (13.04%) Flask
6 54 (10.51%) Vue.js
7 42 (8.17%) Pandas
8 33 (6.42%) NumPy
9 31 (6.03%) REST
10 30 (5.84%) RESTful
11 28 (5.45%) HTML
11 28 (5.45%) Kafka
12 19 (3.70%) J2EE
12 19 (3.70%) J2SE
13 16 (3.11%) CSS
13 16 (3.11%) SciPy
14 13 (2.53%) PySpark
14 13 (2.53%) SQLAlchemy
15 10 (1.95%) Bokeh
15 10 (1.95%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 116 (22.57%) Derivative
2 115 (22.37%) Fixed Income
3 83 (16.15%) Equities
4 79 (15.37%) Hedge funds
5 71 (13.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 35 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (3.50%) Algorithms
8 17 (3.31%) User Experience
9 15 (2.92%) Data Structures
10 13 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (2.53%) Market Risk
11 11 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (1.75%) Cloud Native
13 8 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (1.36%) Credit Derivative
15 6 (1.17%) Equity Derivative
16 5 (0.97%) Reference Data
17 4 (0.78%) Mobile App
17 4 (0.78%) Swaptions
18 3 (0.58%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 58 (11.28%) Linux
2 14 (2.72%) Unix
3 5 (0.97%) Windows
4 3 (0.58%) Android
5 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (26.46%) Software Engineering
3 113 (21.98%) DevOps
4 108 (21.01%) Asset Management
5 71 (13.81%) TDD
6 65 (12.65%) Test Automation
7 60 (11.67%) Analytics
7 60 (11.67%) Investment Management
8 52 (10.12%) Microservices
9 47 (9.14%) Decision-Making
10 44 (8.56%) Open Source
11 40 (7.78%) Front End Development
12 38 (7.39%) Business Analysis
12 38 (7.39%) Scrum
13 36 (7.00%) Computer Science
14 34 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (6.23%) OO
15 32 (6.23%) SDLC
16 31 (6.03%) Data Science
16 31 (6.03%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 514 (100.00%) Python
2 165 (32.10%) Java
3 141 (27.43%) JavaScript
4 126 (24.51%) SQL
5 46 (8.95%) R
6 42 (8.17%) C++
7 20 (3.89%) VBA
8 19 (3.70%) C#
9 12 (2.33%) C
10 8 (1.56%) Go
11 7 (1.36%) Kotlin
11 7 (1.36%) Ruby
12 6 (1.17%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.97%) Java 8
13 5 (0.97%) PHP
13 5 (0.97%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.78%) Scala
15 3 (0.58%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.58%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (6.23%) Degree
2 28 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (3.50%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.78%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.39%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.95%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.78%) QA
3 3 (0.58%) MiFID
4 1 (0.19%) Basel III
4 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.19%) GDPR
4 1 (0.19%) JTAG
System Software
1 65 (12.65%) Docker
2 3 (0.58%) GridGain
3 2 (0.39%) BusyBox
4 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 61 (11.87%) Kubernetes
2 45 (8.75%) Terraform
3 8 (1.56%) Ansible
4 3 (0.58%) Grafana
5 2 (0.39%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.19%) Kibana
6 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (9.14%) Google
2 15 (2.92%) Bloomberg
2 15 (2.92%) Oracle
3 11 (2.14%) Microsoft
4 8 (1.56%) Tableau
5 6 (1.17%) Splunk
5 6 (1.17%) StreamSets
6 4 (0.78%) Databricks
6 4 (0.78%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.58%) Reuters
8 2 (0.39%) HP
8 2 (0.39%) SAP
8 2 (0.39%) Teradata
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe
9 1 (0.19%) Apiary
9 1 (0.19%) Apple
9 1 (0.19%) Cadence
9 1 (0.19%) MapR
9 1 (0.19%) Sybase