Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 275 317 349
Rank change year-on-year +42 +32 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 853 704 650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.92% 0.78% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.82% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 512 487
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £375 £313 £320
90th Percentile £675 £625 £663
UK median daily rate £513 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +9.04% +4.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 11
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.58% -14.74% +8.57%
10th Percentile £8.00 £21.75 £37.50
90th Percentile £70.00 £53.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -13.58% -14.74% +8.57%

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 87,499 85,538 93,500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,692 56,349 60,467
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £610 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,538 2,914 3,579
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.48% -0.61% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.52
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.81% +12.24%

Python Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Python Developer in England

Python Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python Developer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python Developer in England

Python Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python Developer in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python Developer in England

Python Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python Developer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python Developer in England

Python Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python Developer in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor 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 18 January 2018. 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 +16 632 £550 +11.11% 189
South East -2 101 £450 -5.26% 35
South West +34 44 £400 -11.11% 14
North of England +23 36 £431 +1.41% 19
East of England -18 24 £425 -10.53% 33
Yorkshire +16 20 £419 +19.57% 10
Midlands +8 15 £333 +2.31% 14
North West -2 12 £413 -8.33% 8
East Midlands +11 8 £505 - 7
West Midlands +6 7 £283 -13.08% 7
North East +54 4 £450 - 1
Python Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 England region featuring Python Developer in the job title.

1 853 (100.00%) Python
2 272 (31.89%) Agile Software Development
3 237 (27.78%) Django
4 229 (26.85%) Finance
5 201 (23.56%) JavaScript
5 201 (23.56%) Linux
6 190 (22.27%) Java
7 176 (20.63%) TDD
7 176 (20.63%) Git (software)
8 173 (20.28%) SQL
9 139 (16.30%) Banking
10 134 (15.71%) Flask
11 120 (14.07%) Relational Database
12 117 (13.72%) C++
12 117 (13.72%) HTML
13 116 (13.60%) CSS
14 114 (13.36%) Front Office
14 114 (13.36%) PostgreSQL
15 106 (12.43%) DevOps
15 106 (12.43%) Continuous Integration
16 93 (10.90%) Amazon AWS
17 90 (10.55%) Oracle
17 90 (10.55%) OO
18 89 (10.43%) Unix
19 83 (9.73%) Jenkins
20 80 (9.38%) Web Services
21 79 (9.26%) MySQL
21 79 (9.26%) Docker
21 79 (9.26%) RESTful
22 75 (8.79%) SQL Server

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 31 (3.63%) Apache Spark
2 21 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (1.99%) Apache Airflow
4 14 (1.64%) Jupyter
5 13 (1.52%) nginx
6 12 (1.41%) OpenStack
7 10 (1.17%) Confluence
7 10 (1.17%) Luigi
8 8 (0.94%) Apache
9 6 (0.70%) SAS
10 4 (0.47%) IIS
11 3 (0.35%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.35%) Tornado
11 3 (0.35%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.23%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.23%) CMS
12 2 (0.23%) Ethereum
12 2 (0.23%) Facebook Platform
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.23%) uWSGI
Applications
1 22 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.17%) Pipeline Pilot
3 1 (0.12%) Gephi
3 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.35%) BondVision
1 3 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.23%) Odoo
3 1 (0.12%) Magento
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 93 (10.90%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.46%) GitHub
4 17 (1.99%) Serverless
5 14 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (1.06%) OpenShift
7 8 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.82%) npm
9 5 (0.59%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 5 (0.59%) Slack
9 5 (0.59%) Trello
10 4 (0.47%) Azure Machine Learning
11 3 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.35%) IaaS
11 3 (0.35%) PaaS
11 3 (0.35%) SaaS
12 2 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.52%) HTTP
2 6 (0.70%) Skype
3 4 (0.47%) Internet
4 3 (0.35%) SMS
5 2 (0.23%) SNMP
5 2 (0.23%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.12%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.12%) DHCP
6 1 (0.12%) DNS
6 1 (0.12%) DSL
6 1 (0.12%) Firewall
6 1 (0.12%) RTP
6 1 (0.12%) SMTP
6 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (14.07%) Relational Database
2 114 (13.36%) PostgreSQL
3 79 (9.26%) MySQL
4 75 (8.79%) SQL Server
5 64 (7.50%) Big Data
6 39 (4.57%) NoSQL
7 38 (4.45%) MongoDB
8 37 (4.34%) RDBMS
9 30 (3.52%) Hadoop
10 22 (2.58%) Data Mining
11 14 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (1.64%) Oracle Database
12 12 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (1.41%) Redis
13 10 (1.17%) KNIME
13 10 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
14 9 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (1.06%) Oracle9i Database
15 8 (0.94%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 176 (20.63%) Git (software)
2 83 (9.73%) Jenkins
3 28 (3.28%) Subversion
4 22 (2.58%) JIRA
5 11 (1.29%) Selenium
6 10 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (1.17%) PyCharm
6 10 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.70%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.70%) Bower
7 6 (0.70%) Robot Framework
7 6 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.59%) Codeception
8 5 (0.59%) Codeship
8 5 (0.59%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.59%) Mercurial
8 5 (0.59%) PHPUnit
9 3 (0.35%) Gradle
9 3 (0.35%) JUnit
10 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 229 (26.85%) Finance
2 139 (16.30%) Banking
3 114 (13.36%) Front Office
4 64 (7.50%) Investment Banking
5 23 (2.70%) Retail
6 16 (1.88%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.17%) Electronics
8 10 (1.17%) Law
8 10 (1.17%) Marketing
9 8 (0.94%) Publishing
10 5 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.47%) Games
12 3 (0.35%) Billing
12 3 (0.35%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.23%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.12%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (27.78%) Django
2 134 (15.71%) Flask
3 117 (13.72%) HTML
4 116 (13.60%) CSS
5 80 (9.38%) Web Services
6 79 (9.26%) RESTful
7 71 (8.32%) NumPy
8 69 (8.09%) Pandas
9 65 (7.62%) REST
10 51 (5.98%) jQuery
10 51 (5.98%) SciPy
11 50 (5.86%) AngularJS
12 42 (4.92%) React
13 41 (4.81%) HTML5
14 39 (4.57%) Celery
15 37 (4.34%) Node.js
16 35 (4.10%) XML
17 25 (2.93%) RabbitMQ
18 23 (2.70%) CSS3
19 22 (2.58%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 70 (8.21%) Computer Science
2 65 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (7.50%) Derivative
4 59 (6.92%) Fixed Income
5 43 (5.04%) Credit Risk
6 40 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
7 29 (3.40%) Algorithms
8 24 (2.81%) Fintech
9 22 (2.58%) Data Structures
10 21 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 14 (1.64%) Credit Derivative
11 14 (1.64%) Equities
12 13 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.41%) Life Science
14 9 (1.06%) Robotics
14 9 (1.06%) User Experience
15 6 (0.70%) Market Risk
16 5 (0.59%) OTC Derivatives
17 4 (0.47%) Data Centre
17 4 (0.47%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 201 (23.56%) Linux
2 89 (10.43%) Unix
3 35 (4.10%) Windows
4 7 (0.82%) Mac OS X
4 7 (0.82%) Ubuntu
5 5 (0.59%) Android
6 4 (0.47%) CentOS
6 4 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.35%) VMS
8 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.12%) Debian
9 1 (0.12%) Solaris
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (31.89%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (20.63%) TDD
3 106 (12.43%) Continuous Integration
3 106 (12.43%) DevOps
4 90 (10.55%) OO
5 74 (8.68%) Web Development
6 67 (7.85%) Mathematics
7 65 (7.62%) Unit Testing
8 56 (6.57%) Microservices
9 53 (6.21%) Machine Learning
9 53 (6.21%) Scrum
10 52 (6.10%) BDD
11 49 (5.74%) Software Engineering
12 46 (5.39%) Analytics
12 46 (5.39%) SDLC
13 40 (4.69%) Multithreading
14 39 (4.57%) OOP
14 39 (4.57%) Test Automation
15 36 (4.22%) Pair Programming
16 33 (3.87%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 853 (100.00%) Python
2 201 (23.56%) JavaScript
3 190 (22.27%) Java
4 173 (20.28%) SQL
5 117 (13.72%) C++
6 73 (8.56%) C#
7 47 (5.51%) VBA
8 44 (5.16%) C
8 44 (5.16%) Ruby
9 26 (3.05%) Bash Shell
9 26 (3.05%) R
9 26 (3.05%) Scala
10 23 (2.70%) PL/SQL
11 21 (2.46%) Perl
11 21 (2.46%) PHP
12 17 (1.99%) Go
13 9 (1.06%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.06%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.06%) TypeScript
14 8 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (4.92%) Degree
2 24 (2.81%) PhD
3 23 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.52%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.29%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 4 (0.47%) CCSP
7 4 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.47%) CISM
7 4 (0.47%) CISSP
8 3 (0.35%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.64%) QA
2 5 (0.59%) OASIS TOSCA
3 3 (0.35%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.35%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.23%) MiFID
5 1 (0.12%) GCP
5 1 (0.12%) IFRS
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 79 (9.26%) Docker
2 5 (0.59%) HDFS
3 4 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.12%) Ceph
4 1 (0.12%) Varnish
4 1 (0.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (3.63%) Ansible
2 20 (2.34%) Kubernetes
3 19 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (1.99%) Puppet
5 8 (0.94%) Terraform
6 6 (0.70%) Oozie
6 6 (0.70%) StackStorm
7 5 (0.59%) Cloudify
7 5 (0.59%) Kibana
7 5 (0.59%) logstash
8 4 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (0.47%) Packer
8 4 (0.47%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.35%) Mesos
10 2 (0.23%) CSIRT
11 1 (0.12%) Consul
11 1 (0.12%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.12%) Nessus
11 1 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.12%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 90 (10.55%) Oracle
2 17 (1.99%) Microsoft
3 11 (1.29%) Tableau
4 10 (1.17%) Netezza
4 10 (1.17%) RapidMiner
5 9 (1.06%) SAP
6 5 (0.59%) Google
6 5 (0.59%) Sybase
7 4 (0.47%) AppDynamics
7 4 (0.47%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.47%) Hortonworks
7 4 (0.47%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.47%) ServiceNow
7 4 (0.47%) Splunk
7 4 (0.47%) Twitter
8 3 (0.35%) MarketAxess
8 3 (0.35%) Symantec
8 3 (0.35%) Tradeweb
9 2 (0.23%) Adobe
9 2 (0.23%) IBM