Period
to 18 May 2021

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 May 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 173 218 232
Rank change year-on-year +45 +14 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 684 547 1,056
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.50% 1.23% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.32% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 433 786
10th Percentile £395 £400 £400
25th Percentile £456 £452 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £650 £650 £625
90th Percentile £713 £700 £719
UK median daily rate £540 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -1.82% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
10th Percentile £24.26 " £39.50
25th Percentile £25.03 £41.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate £28.66 £43.75 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -34.50% -12.50% +525.00%
75th Percentile £38.71 £45.00 £56.88
90th Percentile £50.73 £53.00 £59.50
UK median hourly rate £28.66 £43.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year -34.50% -12.50% +525.00%

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 42,261 41,596 79,538
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.80% 93.88% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,215 28,024 53,967
10th Percentile £288 £250 £275
25th Percentile £388 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £659 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £473
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.22% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,431 1,497 2,333
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.63 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.26 £14.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +13.16% +2.70% +5.68%
75th Percentile £43.75 £37.50 £40.75
90th Percentile £56.50 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.42 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.00% +5.56% +2.86%

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 18 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Python Developer in England over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

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 May 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 +3 501 £575 +4.55% 147
South West +52 53 £538 -8.70% 13
North of England +61 43 £450 +10.77% 18
Yorkshire +51 36 £450 +9.09% 5
Midlands +20 22 £400 -11.41% 9
South East +1 19 £438 -5.41% 32
West Midlands +16 16 £388 -14.17% 9
North West +22 7 £540 - 11
East Midlands - 6 £425 -
East of England +11 3 £500 +25.00% 16
Python Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 May 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.

1 684 (100.00%) Python
2 247 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 243 (35.53%) AWS
4 185 (27.05%) Finance
5 180 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 173 (25.29%) SQL
7 148 (21.64%) Azure
7 148 (21.64%) Software Engineering
8 146 (21.35%) Django
9 138 (20.18%) React
10 127 (18.57%) Java
11 126 (18.42%) DevOps
12 121 (17.69%) Docker
13 101 (14.77%) Flask
13 101 (14.77%) Front Office
13 101 (14.77%) Serverless
14 97 (14.18%) Social Skills
15 92 (13.45%) Derivative
16 91 (13.30%) Analytics
17 89 (13.01%) Web Services
18 86 (12.57%) AWS Lambda
19 85 (12.43%) AngularJS
20 84 (12.28%) Kubernetes
21 83 (12.13%) Test Automation
22 80 (11.70%) Equities
22 80 (11.70%) Microservices
23 79 (11.55%) Fixed Income
24 78 (11.40%) PostgreSQL
25 76 (11.11%) TDD
26 67 (9.80%) Problem-Solving

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 28 (4.09%) Apache
2 26 (3.80%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (3.36%) Apache Spark
4 20 (2.92%) Confluence
5 19 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
5 19 (2.78%) nginx
6 12 (1.75%) CMS
7 7 (1.02%) Headless CMS
7 7 (1.02%) Jupyter
8 4 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.58%) IPython
9 3 (0.44%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.44%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.44%) GemFire
9 3 (0.44%) Tornado
10 2 (0.29%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.15%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 8 (1.17%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 243 (35.53%) AWS
2 148 (21.64%) Azure
3 101 (14.77%) Serverless
4 86 (12.57%) AWS Lambda
5 53 (7.75%) GCP
6 48 (7.02%) Amazon S3
7 43 (6.29%) Amazon EC2
8 31 (4.53%) Azure Functions
9 26 (3.80%) Azure Logic Apps
10 21 (3.07%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 20 (2.92%) Azure Storage
12 19 (2.78%) SaaS
13 18 (2.63%) GitHub
14 16 (2.34%) Power Platform
15 14 (2.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 10 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
17 8 (1.17%) PaaS
17 8 (1.17%) Stripe
18 6 (0.88%) Azure Service Bus
19 5 (0.73%) Cloud Functions
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.61%) HTTP
2 8 (1.17%) RTMP
3 3 (0.44%) VoIP
4 2 (0.29%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.29%) Internet
4 2 (0.29%) MQTT
4 2 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.29%) Wireless
4 2 (0.29%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.15%) Broadband
5 1 (0.15%) DHCP
5 1 (0.15%) DNS
5 1 (0.15%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.15%) IPv4
5 1 (0.15%) IPv6
5 1 (0.15%) NAS
5 1 (0.15%) VLAN
5 1 (0.15%) VPN
5 1 (0.15%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (11.40%) PostgreSQL
2 41 (5.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 37 (5.41%) MongoDB
4 35 (5.12%) Relational Database
5 27 (3.95%) SQL Server
6 22 (3.22%) Azure SQL Database
7 21 (3.07%) NoSQL
8 19 (2.78%) Big Data
9 16 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
9 16 (2.34%) MySQL
9 16 (2.34%) Power BI
9 16 (2.34%) Tableau
10 11 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.61%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.46%) Apache Hive
11 10 (1.46%) Apache Ignite
12 9 (1.32%) Data Lake
13 7 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (1.02%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.02%) Redis
Development Applications
1 54 (7.89%) Jenkins
2 53 (7.75%) Git (software)
3 31 (4.53%) JIRA
4 20 (2.92%) Bitbucket
5 17 (2.49%) Artifactory
6 14 (2.05%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.46%) CircleCI
8 8 (1.17%) GitLab
9 6 (0.88%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.73%) Subversion
11 4 (0.58%) Hudson
11 4 (0.58%) PyCharm
11 4 (0.58%) Visual Studio Code
12 3 (0.44%) CruiseControl
12 3 (0.44%) Gerrit
12 3 (0.44%) IntelliJ
12 3 (0.44%) JUnit
12 3 (0.44%) Mockito
12 3 (0.44%) Pylint
12 3 (0.44%) Selenium
General
1 185 (27.05%) Finance
2 101 (14.77%) Front Office
3 97 (14.18%) Social Skills
4 51 (7.46%) Banking
5 28 (4.09%) Public Sector
6 25 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (3.22%) Telecoms
8 19 (2.78%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.75%) Marketing
10 9 (1.32%) Back Office
10 9 (1.32%) Electronics
10 9 (1.32%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.17%) Influencing Skills
11 8 (1.17%) Retail
12 6 (0.88%) French Language
13 5 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.58%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.44%) Publishing
16 2 (0.29%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (21.35%) Django
2 138 (20.18%) React
3 101 (14.77%) Flask
4 89 (13.01%) Web Services
5 85 (12.43%) AngularJS
6 63 (9.21%) Vue.js
7 51 (7.46%) REST
8 49 (7.16%) Pandas
9 43 (6.29%) NumPy
10 42 (6.14%) HTML
11 32 (4.68%) CSS
12 28 (4.09%) GraphQL
12 28 (4.09%) Shiny
13 26 (3.80%) RESTful
14 23 (3.36%) .NET
15 21 (3.07%) Kafka
16 20 (2.92%) JSON
17 19 (2.78%) HTML5
18 17 (2.49%) SQLAlchemy
19 16 (2.34%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 92 (13.45%) Derivative
2 80 (11.70%) Equities
3 79 (11.55%) Fixed Income
4 40 (5.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 35 (5.12%) Cloud Native
5 35 (5.12%) Hedge funds
6 26 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
7 25 (3.65%) Algorithms
8 19 (2.78%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.75%) Credit Risk
9 12 (1.75%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.46%) Market Risk
10 10 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (1.46%) User Experience
11 9 (1.32%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.32%) NHS
12 7 (1.02%) Equity Derivative
12 7 (1.02%) Public Cloud
12 7 (1.02%) Tandem
13 5 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 61 (8.92%) Linux
2 18 (2.63%) Unix
3 16 (2.34%) Windows
4 8 (1.17%) Mac OS
5 6 (0.88%) CentOS
6 3 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (21.64%) Software Engineering
3 126 (18.42%) DevOps
4 91 (13.30%) Analytics
5 83 (12.13%) Test Automation
6 80 (11.70%) Microservices
7 76 (11.11%) TDD
8 67 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
9 52 (7.60%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (6.43%) Computer Science
10 44 (6.43%) SDLC
11 41 (5.99%) Scrum
12 39 (5.70%) Machine Learning
13 37 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
14 36 (5.26%) Investment Management
15 31 (4.53%) Asset Management
15 31 (4.53%) Data Science
15 31 (4.53%) ETL
16 30 (4.39%) Data Engineering
17 28 (4.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 684 (100.00%) Python
2 180 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 173 (25.29%) SQL
4 127 (18.57%) Java
5 66 (9.65%) TypeScript
6 53 (7.75%) C#
7 46 (6.73%) C++
8 41 (5.99%) Kotlin
9 33 (4.82%) Go
10 32 (4.68%) R
11 24 (3.51%) T-SQL
12 21 (3.07%) PL/SQL
13 17 (2.49%) PowerShell
14 15 (2.19%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.90%) Scala
16 11 (1.61%) Bash Shell
17 10 (1.46%) PHP
18 8 (1.17%) VBA
19 5 (0.73%) Clojure
19 5 (0.73%) Perl
Qualifications
1 53 (7.75%) Degree
2 32 (4.68%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.65%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (2.05%) PhD
6 8 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.29%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.15%) CCNA
10 1 (0.15%) CFA
10 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.19%) QA
2 5 (0.73%) MiFID
3 3 (0.44%) EMIR
4 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.15%) GDPR
System Software
1 121 (17.69%) Docker
2 6 (0.88%) HDFS
3 1 (0.15%) GridGain
3 1 (0.15%) iptables
3 1 (0.15%) KVM
3 1 (0.15%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.15%) Varnish
3 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 84 (12.28%) Kubernetes
2 49 (7.16%) Terraform
3 22 (3.22%) Ansible
4 4 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.58%) Puppet
5 3 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.29%) Galera Cluster
6 2 (0.29%) Kibana
7 1 (0.15%) Core Impact
7 1 (0.15%) Grafana
7 1 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.15%) logstash
7 1 (0.15%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 49 (7.16%) Oracle
2 19 (2.78%) MuleSoft
3 17 (2.49%) Microsoft
4 11 (1.61%) Google
5 10 (1.46%) SAP
6 8 (1.17%) Adyen
7 7 (1.02%) Databricks
8 6 (0.88%) MapR
9 5 (0.73%) Ab Initio
10 4 (0.58%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.44%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.44%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.44%) Splunk
12 1 (0.15%) Alibaba
12 1 (0.15%) Cisco
12 1 (0.15%) Juniper
12 1 (0.15%) MicroStrategy
12 1 (0.15%) WSO2