Period
to 26 September 2021

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 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
UK > England
6 months to
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 186 137 195
Rank change year-on-year -49 +58 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 939 491 1,187
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.47% 1.92% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 2.07% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 360 896
10th Percentile £408 £380 £406
25th Percentile £469 £475 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £565 £550
Median % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.73% +4.76%
75th Percentile £688 £675 £638
90th Percentile £750 £764 £725
UK median daily rate £570 £550 £535
% change year-on-year +3.64% +2.80% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
10th Percentile £24.85 " £23.75
25th Percentile £25.00 " £35.00
Median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year -15.00% -25.00% +226.53%
75th Percentile £26.38 £33.44 £52.50
90th Percentile £26.45 £39.63 £57.80
UK median hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -14.17% -25.00% +226.53%

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 59,471 23,703 75,821
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.28% 92.59% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 41,644 16,158 51,310
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
25th Percentile £406 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £603 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,828 755 2,406
10th Percentile £11.73 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.60 £14.25 £13.75
Median hourly rate £19.85 £22.00 £19.02
Median % change year-on-year -9.77% +15.70% +8.66%
75th Percentile £45.00 £44.13 £43.75
90th Percentile £61.33 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £21.91 £19.00
% change year-on-year -8.72% +15.32% +8.57%

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 26 September 2021.

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
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 26 September 2021. 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 -48 709 £600 +4.35% 216
South West +7 58 £488 +20.00% 17
North of England -42 57 £475 +18.75% 16
Yorkshire -19 44 £475 +8.57% 10
South East -64 38 £475 +13.43% 16
North West -51 13 £550 +83.33% 5
Midlands -66 12 £430 -11.79% 15
West Midlands -61 11 £400 - 10
East of England -47 5 £519 +2.72% 24
East Midlands -38 1 £650 +33.33% 4
Python Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region featuring Python Developer in the job title.

1 939 (100.00%) Python
2 309 (32.91%) SQL
3 299 (31.84%) Finance
4 298 (31.74%) Agile Software Development
5 289 (30.78%) AWS
6 264 (28.12%) JavaScript
7 211 (22.47%) Django
8 205 (21.83%) Software Engineering
9 178 (18.96%) React
10 172 (18.32%) Azure
11 167 (17.78%) Java
12 162 (17.25%) Full Stack Development
13 154 (16.40%) Flask
14 149 (15.87%) AngularJS
15 138 (14.70%) Front Office
15 138 (14.70%) Social Skills
16 136 (14.48%) Docker
17 130 (13.84%) DevOps
18 120 (12.78%) Linux
19 117 (12.46%) Banking
20 113 (12.03%) Analytics
21 110 (11.71%) Git (software)
22 109 (11.61%) Derivative
22 109 (11.61%) Serverless
23 103 (10.97%) Web Services
24 101 (10.76%) Kubernetes
25 100 (10.65%) Equities
26 97 (10.33%) C++
27 95 (10.12%) HTML
27 95 (10.12%) Pandas

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 43 (4.58%) Apache
2 23 (2.45%) Apache Airflow
2 23 (2.45%) Confluence
3 22 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (1.81%) nginx
5 16 (1.70%) CMS
6 15 (1.60%) DataSynapse
7 13 (1.38%) WebSphere
8 11 (1.17%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.75%) Headless CMS
10 5 (0.53%) Jupyter
11 4 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.43%) GemFire
11 4 (0.43%) Tornado
12 3 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.32%) SAS
13 2 (0.21%) Ethereum
13 2 (0.21%) Gunicorn
13 2 (0.21%) IPython
14 1 (0.11%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 23 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.96%) Blender
3 7 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.43%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.32%) GIMP
5 3 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.32%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 289 (30.78%) AWS
2 172 (18.32%) Azure
3 109 (11.61%) Serverless
4 89 (9.48%) AWS Lambda
5 72 (7.67%) GCP
6 55 (5.86%) Amazon EC2
7 51 (5.43%) Amazon S3
8 22 (2.34%) Power Platform
9 16 (1.70%) GitHub
10 12 (1.28%) Azure Functions
11 10 (1.06%) PaaS
12 9 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
13 7 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
14 6 (0.64%) IaaS
14 6 (0.64%) SaaS
15 5 (0.53%) Amazon ECS
15 5 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.53%) Cloud Functions
16 4 (0.43%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.38%) HTTP
2 8 (0.85%) BGP
3 6 (0.64%) Wireless
4 5 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.43%) Bluetooth
5 4 (0.43%) DNS
5 4 (0.43%) RTMP
5 4 (0.43%) VLAN
5 4 (0.43%) VPN
5 4 (0.43%) VXLAN
5 4 (0.43%) ZigBee
6 3 (0.32%) DHCP
6 3 (0.32%) DSL
6 3 (0.32%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.32%) IPv4
6 3 (0.32%) IPv6
6 3 (0.32%) MQTT
7 2 (0.21%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.11%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.11%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (9.16%) PostgreSQL
2 67 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 48 (5.11%) Relational Database
4 32 (3.41%) Apache Ignite
5 30 (3.19%) SQL Server
6 27 (2.88%) MongoDB
7 23 (2.45%) Amazon Athena
7 23 (2.45%) Big Data
8 22 (2.34%) Power BI
9 19 (2.02%) MySQL
9 19 (2.02%) NoSQL
10 16 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (1.60%) Oracle Database
12 14 (1.49%) RDBMS
13 12 (1.28%) Hadoop
13 12 (1.28%) Tableau
14 8 (0.85%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
15 7 (0.75%) BigQuery
16 6 (0.64%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 110 (11.71%) Git (software)
2 63 (6.71%) JIRA
3 49 (5.22%) Jenkins
4 22 (2.34%) Subversion
5 21 (2.24%) Visual Studio
6 17 (1.81%) Mercurial
7 16 (1.70%) TeamCity
8 12 (1.28%) Bitbucket
9 11 (1.17%) GitLab
10 10 (1.06%) CruiseControl
10 10 (1.06%) JUnit
11 8 (0.85%) Artifactory
11 8 (0.85%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.85%) Maven
12 7 (0.75%) Hudson
12 7 (0.75%) PyCharm
13 6 (0.64%) git-flow
13 6 (0.64%) Jasmine
14 5 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
15 4 (0.43%) Travis CI
General
1 299 (31.84%) Finance
2 138 (14.70%) Front Office
2 138 (14.70%) Social Skills
3 117 (12.46%) Banking
4 53 (5.64%) Investment Banking
5 29 (3.09%) Public Sector
6 27 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.28%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.17%) Presentation Skills
9 9 (0.96%) Back Office
9 9 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (0.96%) Retail
10 7 (0.75%) Law
10 7 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.64%) Influencing Skills
12 5 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.53%) Marketing
13 3 (0.32%) Electronics
13 3 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (22.47%) Django
2 178 (18.96%) React
3 154 (16.40%) Flask
4 149 (15.87%) AngularJS
5 103 (10.97%) Web Services
6 95 (10.12%) HTML
6 95 (10.12%) Pandas
7 88 (9.37%) REST
8 77 (8.20%) Vue.js
9 74 (7.88%) CSS
9 74 (7.88%) NumPy
10 41 (4.37%) GraphQL
11 39 (4.15%) HTML5
12 35 (3.73%) RESTful
12 35 (3.73%) XML
13 34 (3.62%) CSS3
14 29 (3.09%) Node.js
15 27 (2.88%) JSON
16 26 (2.77%) pytest
17 24 (2.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 109 (11.61%) Derivative
2 100 (10.65%) Equities
3 78 (8.31%) Fixed Income
4 76 (8.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 33 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
5 33 (3.51%) Hedge funds
6 28 (2.98%) Data Structures
7 25 (2.66%) Market Risk
8 21 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (2.24%) Legacy Systems
9 18 (1.92%) Algorithms
9 18 (1.92%) Credit Derivative
10 17 (1.81%) User Experience
11 15 (1.60%) Credit Risk
11 15 (1.60%) Wiki
12 12 (1.28%) Cloud Native
12 12 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
12 12 (1.28%) NHS
13 11 (1.17%) 3D Graphics
14 9 (0.96%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 120 (12.78%) Linux
2 52 (5.54%) Windows
3 16 (1.70%) Unix
4 7 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.43%) CentOS
6 3 (0.32%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (31.74%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (21.83%) Software Engineering
3 162 (17.25%) Full Stack Development
4 130 (13.84%) DevOps
5 113 (12.03%) Analytics
6 90 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
7 88 (9.37%) Microservices
7 88 (9.37%) Test Automation
8 83 (8.84%) Asset Management
9 76 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
10 72 (7.67%) TDD
11 57 (6.07%) OO
12 56 (5.96%) Data Protection
13 54 (5.75%) Mathematics
14 52 (5.54%) Computer Science
14 52 (5.54%) Scrum
14 52 (5.54%) SDLC
15 43 (4.58%) Investment Management
16 40 (4.26%) Multithreading
17 39 (4.15%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 939 (100.00%) Python
2 309 (32.91%) SQL
3 264 (28.12%) JavaScript
4 167 (17.78%) Java
5 97 (10.33%) C++
6 95 (10.12%) TypeScript
7 55 (5.86%) Kotlin
8 40 (4.26%) C#
9 23 (2.45%) Bash Shell
9 23 (2.45%) C
10 18 (1.92%) R
10 18 (1.92%) VBA
11 14 (1.49%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.17%) Go
12 11 (1.17%) Scala
13 10 (1.06%) PowerShell
14 9 (0.96%) Perl
14 9 (0.96%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.53%) Fortran
15 5 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (3.94%) Degree
2 28 (2.98%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.92%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (0.75%) PhD
8 5 (0.53%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.43%) CCNA
9 4 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.32%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.11%) CFA
11 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.56%) Accessibility
2 14 (1.49%) QA
3 10 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.53%) EMIR
4 5 (0.53%) MiFID
5 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.21%) GRC
7 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 136 (14.48%) Docker
2 7 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.32%) iptables
3 3 (0.32%) KVM
3 3 (0.32%) Xen
4 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 101 (10.76%) Kubernetes
2 23 (2.45%) Ansible
3 16 (1.70%) Terraform
4 4 (0.43%) Grafana
4 4 (0.43%) Puppet
5 2 (0.21%) Consul
5 2 (0.21%) Control-M
5 2 (0.21%) Kibana
5 2 (0.21%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.21%) Rancher
5 2 (0.21%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (0.11%) Core Impact
6 1 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.11%) logstash
6 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 65 (6.92%) Oracle
2 33 (3.51%) Google
3 18 (1.92%) Microsoft
4 7 (0.75%) Databricks
4 7 (0.75%) Red Hat
5 6 (0.64%) Atlassian
5 6 (0.64%) Brio
5 6 (0.64%) Sybase
6 5 (0.53%) Cisco
6 5 (0.53%) Splunk
7 4 (0.43%) Alibaba
7 4 (0.43%) Juniper
8 3 (0.32%) Cognizant
8 3 (0.32%) MuleSoft
8 3 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.32%) SAP
8 3 (0.32%) Spotify
8 3 (0.32%) Teradata
8 3 (0.32%) VMware
9 2 (0.21%) F5