Period
to 27 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 170 179 198
Rank change year-on-year +9 +19 +73
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 1,150 559 893
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.65% 1.61% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 1.74% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 938 437 673
10th Percentile £438 £363 £400
25th Percentile £516 £438 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £713 £650 £625
90th Percentile £800 £725 £675
UK median daily rate £600 £528 £525
% change year-on-year +13.74% +0.48% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
10th Percentile - £24.61 -
25th Percentile £51.25 £26.60 £8.00
Median hourly rate £52.50 £30.00 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year +75.00% +25.00% -46.67%
75th Percentile £53.75 £31.52 £44.69
90th Percentile - £45.39 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +75.00% +25.00% -46.67%

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 65,372 32,217 60,989
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.59% 92.52% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 46,422 22,334 41,299
10th Percentile £300 £256 £250
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -0.54%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £573
90th Percentile £719 £651 £650
UK median daily rate £520 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +10.64% +4.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,861 1,193 2,204
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.00 £13.93
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% -
75th Percentile £46.67 £45.00 £36.00
90th Percentile £62.15 £57.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.07 £23.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +30.39% +2.56%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -4 928 £625 +8.70% 193
South West -26 61 £493 -6.15% 5
South East -29 50 £500 +17.65% 22
North of England -50 38 £525 +16.67% 16
Yorkshire -31 33 £525 +16.67% 10
East of England -42 9 £500 -0.50% 18
West Midlands -47 8 £493 +25.08% 6
Midlands -67 8 £493 +19.39% 7
North West -45 5 £510 -4.67% 5
Python Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 1,150 (100.00%) Python
2 451 (39.22%) Finance
3 406 (35.30%) Agile Software Development
4 392 (34.09%) SQL
5 386 (33.57%) AWS
6 291 (25.30%) JavaScript
7 266 (23.13%) Software Engineering
8 246 (21.39%) Full Stack Development
9 242 (21.04%) React
10 239 (20.78%) Front Office
11 226 (19.65%) Analytics
12 222 (19.30%) Azure
13 212 (18.43%) Django
14 197 (17.13%) CI/CD
15 192 (16.70%) DevOps
16 181 (15.74%) Social Skills
17 180 (15.65%) Java
18 179 (15.57%) Asset Management
19 162 (14.09%) Banking
20 158 (13.74%) Equities
21 153 (13.30%) Flask
22 152 (13.22%) GCP
23 146 (12.70%) Investment Management
24 145 (12.61%) Pandas
25 144 (12.52%) Derivative
25 144 (12.52%) Problem-Solving
26 136 (11.83%) Linux
27 135 (11.74%) AngularJS
28 133 (11.57%) NumPy
29 130 (11.30%) Git (software)

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 32 (2.78%) Apache
2 28 (2.43%) nginx
3 25 (2.17%) Gunicorn
4 22 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (1.57%) Apache Airflow
6 17 (1.48%) Confluence
6 17 (1.48%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.87%) DataSynapse
8 8 (0.70%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.35%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.35%) Tornado
10 3 (0.26%) CMS
11 2 (0.17%) Ethereum
11 2 (0.17%) SAS
12 1 (0.087%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.087%) SharePoint
Applications
1 36 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.52%) Blender
3 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.26%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.17%) Notepad++
6 1 (0.087%) GIMP
6 1 (0.087%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.61%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 386 (33.57%) AWS
2 222 (19.30%) Azure
3 152 (13.22%) GCP
4 88 (7.65%) Serverless
5 69 (6.00%) AWS Lambda
6 42 (3.65%) Amazon S3
7 32 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
7 32 (2.78%) GitHub
8 27 (2.35%) Power Platform
9 15 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (0.96%) Amazon ECS
10 11 (0.96%) SaaS
11 10 (0.87%) Amazon Kinesis
11 10 (0.87%) AWS Fargate
12 7 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (0.61%) AWS Step Functions
12 7 (0.61%) PaaS
12 7 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.52%) Azure Functions
14 5 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.87%) HTTP
2 4 (0.35%) Bluetooth
2 4 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (0.26%) DNS
3 3 (0.26%) DSL
3 3 (0.26%) Internet
3 3 (0.26%) RTMP
3 3 (0.26%) VPN
4 2 (0.17%) BGP
4 2 (0.17%) DHCP
4 2 (0.17%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.17%) Firewall
4 2 (0.17%) IPv4
4 2 (0.17%) IPv6
4 2 (0.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.17%) VLAN
4 2 (0.17%) WAN
4 2 (0.17%) Wireless
4 2 (0.17%) ZigBee
4 2 (0.17%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (7.83%) PostgreSQL
2 58 (5.04%) SQL Server
3 54 (4.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 43 (3.74%) Relational Database
5 38 (3.30%) MongoDB
6 33 (2.87%) NoSQL
7 30 (2.61%) Apache Ignite
8 27 (2.35%) Big Data
8 27 (2.35%) Power BI
9 25 (2.17%) MySQL
10 16 (1.39%) Amazon Athena
11 14 (1.22%) Tableau
12 13 (1.13%) Oracle Database
12 13 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
13 12 (1.04%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (0.87%) Metadata
15 9 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
16 8 (0.70%) BigQuery
16 8 (0.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 130 (11.30%) Git (software)
2 52 (4.52%) JIRA
3 40 (3.48%) Jenkins
4 26 (2.26%) Subversion
5 22 (1.91%) Artifactory
6 15 (1.30%) git-flow
7 14 (1.22%) Mercurial
8 13 (1.13%) Visual Studio
9 12 (1.04%) GitLab
10 9 (0.78%) Maven
10 9 (0.78%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.70%) Jasmine
11 8 (0.70%) webpack
12 7 (0.61%) CruiseControl
12 7 (0.61%) Locust
12 7 (0.61%) Selenium
13 6 (0.52%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.43%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
15 4 (0.35%) CircleCI
General
1 451 (39.22%) Finance
2 239 (20.78%) Front Office
3 181 (15.74%) Social Skills
4 162 (14.09%) Banking
5 69 (6.00%) Investment Banking
6 47 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (1.83%) Back Office
7 21 (1.83%) Public Sector
8 20 (1.74%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.30%) Presentation Skills
10 9 (0.78%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.52%) Law
12 6 (0.52%) Retail
13 4 (0.35%) Influencing Skills
13 4 (0.35%) Legal
13 4 (0.35%) Local Government
13 4 (0.35%) Organisational Skills
14 3 (0.26%) Games
14 3 (0.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (21.04%) React
2 212 (18.43%) Django
3 153 (13.30%) Flask
4 145 (12.61%) Pandas
5 135 (11.74%) AngularJS
6 133 (11.57%) NumPy
7 120 (10.43%) HTML
8 97 (8.43%) REST
9 74 (6.43%) CSS
10 60 (5.22%) RESTful
11 54 (4.70%) SciPy
12 40 (3.48%) Vue.js
13 38 (3.30%) JSON
14 37 (3.22%) CSS3
14 37 (3.22%) HTML5
15 36 (3.13%) FastAPI
16 35 (3.04%) XML
17 34 (2.96%) Celery
18 32 (2.78%) GraphQL
19 30 (2.61%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 158 (13.74%) Equities
2 144 (12.52%) Derivative
3 95 (8.26%) Fixed Income
4 81 (7.04%) Hedge funds
5 72 (6.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 43 (3.74%) Data Structures
7 41 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
8 32 (2.78%) Algorithms
9 25 (2.17%) Market Risk
10 20 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
11 17 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
12 15 (1.30%) Animation
13 14 (1.22%) Credit Risk
14 12 (1.04%) Credit Derivative
14 12 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
14 12 (1.04%) Wiki
15 10 (0.87%) Equity Risk
15 10 (0.87%) NHS
16 9 (0.78%) Tandem
17 8 (0.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 136 (11.83%) Linux
2 33 (2.87%) Windows
3 15 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (1.22%) Unix
5 5 (0.43%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.17%) AIX
7 2 (0.17%) Fedora
7 2 (0.17%) Solaris
7 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.17%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.087%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (35.30%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (23.13%) Software Engineering
3 246 (21.39%) Full Stack Development
4 226 (19.65%) Analytics
5 197 (17.13%) CI/CD
6 192 (16.70%) DevOps
7 179 (15.57%) Asset Management
8 146 (12.70%) Investment Management
9 144 (12.52%) Problem-Solving
10 125 (10.87%) TDD
11 115 (10.00%) Microservices
12 76 (6.61%) Multithreading
13 70 (6.09%) Test Automation
14 67 (5.83%) Scrum
14 67 (5.83%) Visualisation
15 65 (5.65%) OO
16 60 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
17 54 (4.70%) Computer Science
18 50 (4.35%) Business Analysis
19 48 (4.17%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1,150 (100.00%) Python
2 392 (34.09%) SQL
3 291 (25.30%) JavaScript
4 180 (15.65%) Java
5 115 (10.00%) TypeScript
6 95 (8.26%) C++
7 39 (3.39%) VBA
8 33 (2.87%) Kotlin
9 32 (2.78%) C#
10 23 (2.00%) C
11 15 (1.30%) PL/SQL
12 10 (0.87%) Bash
12 10 (0.87%) Go
12 10 (0.87%) R
13 8 (0.70%) Perl
14 7 (0.61%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.43%) Java 8
15 5 (0.43%) PHP
15 5 (0.43%) Rust
15 5 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (3.83%) Security Cleared
2 37 (3.22%) SC Cleared
3 27 (2.35%) Degree
4 14 (1.22%) PhD
5 12 (1.04%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.61%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.26%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.17%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.17%) CCNA
10 2 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.83%) Data Quality
2 17 (1.48%) Accessibility
3 5 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.35%) MiFID
5 3 (0.26%) EMIR
5 3 (0.26%) QA
6 1 (0.087%) GDPR
6 1 (0.087%) IFRS
6 1 (0.087%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.087%) WCAG
System Software
1 130 (11.30%) Docker
2 7 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.17%) iptables
3 2 (0.17%) KVM
3 2 (0.17%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 2 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.17%) Xen
4 1 (0.087%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.087%) Firmware
4 1 (0.087%) HDFS
4 1 (0.087%) NFS
4 1 (0.087%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.087%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 93 (8.09%) Kubernetes
2 28 (2.43%) Ansible
3 27 (2.35%) Terraform
4 10 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.52%) Grafana
5 6 (0.52%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.17%) Consul
6 2 (0.17%) Puppet
6 2 (0.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (0.087%) Control-M
7 1 (0.087%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.087%) Rancher
7 1 (0.087%) vRealize
Vendors
1 56 (4.87%) Oracle
2 51 (4.43%) Microsoft
3 24 (2.09%) Google
4 15 (1.30%) Verint
5 14 (1.22%) IBM
6 12 (1.04%) Sybase
7 10 (0.87%) Brio
8 8 (0.70%) Databricks
9 4 (0.35%) Splunk
9 4 (0.35%) Spotify
10 3 (0.26%) New Relic
10 3 (0.26%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.26%) VMware
11 2 (0.17%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.17%) Cadence
11 2 (0.17%) Coverity
11 2 (0.17%) Informatica
11 2 (0.17%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.17%) Sun
12 1 (0.087%) F5