Period
to 11 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 179 259 273
Rank change year-on-year +80 +14 +70
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 1,104 1,029 929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.51% 1.07% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.13% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 821 784 700
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £400 £363 £387
90th Percentile £700 £707 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 11
England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £8.00 £14.60 £16.64
90th Percentile £48.27 £46.50 £70.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -7.41%

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 68,825 91,411 90,230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.94% 94.79% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,511 61,267 60,357
England median daily rate £463 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,580 2,773 2,623
England median hourly rate £19.31 £18.12 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% -3.13% +1.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.79
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.47 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.18% -3.74% +3.89%

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019. 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 +71 822 £550 - 176
South East +91 101 £475 +10.47% 27
North of England +15 94 £463 +5.71% 21
Yorkshire +52 67 £500 +11.11% 9
South West +17 33 £450 -1.37% 16
East of England +47 32 £420 -6.67% 22
Midlands +63 18 £513 +36.67% 3
North West -26 16 £438 +2.94% 12
West Midlands +47 14 £525 +40.00% 2
North East +27 11 £435 +13.73%
East Midlands +32 4 £450 -5.26% 1
Python Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 1,104 (100.00%) Python
2 475 (43.03%) Agile Software Development
3 334 (30.25%) Finance
4 259 (23.46%) Django
5 240 (21.74%) AWS
6 239 (21.65%) SQL
7 216 (19.57%) TDD
8 212 (19.20%) JavaScript
9 188 (17.03%) Java
10 187 (16.94%) DevOps
11 173 (15.67%) Microservices
12 166 (15.04%) Docker
13 161 (14.58%) Flask
14 142 (12.86%) Front Office
15 141 (12.77%) Banking
16 135 (12.23%) PostgreSQL
17 131 (11.87%) Continuous Integration
18 127 (11.50%) Software Engineering
19 125 (11.32%) Analytics
20 123 (11.14%) Git (software)
21 110 (9.96%) Azure
21 110 (9.96%) GCP
21 110 (9.96%) Data Science
22 104 (9.42%) Machine Learning
23 101 (9.15%) Kubernetes
24 97 (8.79%) Linux
25 96 (8.70%) Pandas
26 92 (8.33%) HTML
27 90 (8.15%) Google
27 90 (8.15%) Serverless

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 89 (8.06%) Elasticsearch
2 85 (7.70%) Apache Spark
3 23 (2.08%) Apache
4 21 (1.90%) Confluence
5 16 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
6 12 (1.09%) SAS
7 7 (0.63%) nginx
8 6 (0.54%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.36%) CMS
9 4 (0.36%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.36%) Tornado
10 2 (0.18%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.18%) Luigi
10 2 (0.18%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.091%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.091%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.091%) GeoServer
11 1 (0.091%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.36%) SPSS
3 1 (0.091%) Sketch
3 1 (0.091%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.36%) FINCAD Analytics
2 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.091%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.091%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 240 (21.74%) AWS
2 110 (9.96%) Azure
2 110 (9.96%) GCP
3 90 (8.15%) Serverless
4 81 (7.34%) AWS Lambda
5 51 (4.62%) Amazon S3
6 24 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
7 23 (2.08%) OpenShift
8 22 (1.99%) Amazon SQS
9 21 (1.90%) Amazon ECS
9 21 (1.90%) GitHub
10 19 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
11 17 (1.54%) Power Platform
12 15 (1.36%) Azure Functions
13 12 (1.09%) Google App Engine
14 11 (1.00%) Amazon Cognito
15 8 (0.72%) AWS Step Functions
16 7 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 6 (0.54%) Amazon EKS
17 6 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.09%) HTTP
2 8 (0.72%) MQTT
3 6 (0.54%) Ethernet
3 6 (0.54%) HTTPS
3 6 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.36%) Internet
4 4 (0.36%) IPv6
4 4 (0.36%) Software-Defined Radio
5 3 (0.27%) Skype
5 3 (0.27%) SSL
5 3 (0.27%) Wireless
6 2 (0.18%) 802.11
6 2 (0.18%) Broadband
6 2 (0.18%) DOCSIS
6 2 (0.18%) DSL
6 2 (0.18%) Firewall
6 2 (0.18%) IPv4
6 2 (0.18%) Telnet
6 2 (0.18%) UPnP
6 2 (0.18%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (12.23%) PostgreSQL
2 82 (7.43%) Big Data
3 78 (7.07%) NoSQL
4 73 (6.61%) Relational Database
5 67 (6.07%) MySQL
6 50 (4.53%) Hadoop
7 44 (3.99%) MongoDB
8 32 (2.90%) Amazon Redshift
9 28 (2.54%) BigQuery
10 26 (2.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 26 (2.36%) Apache Hive
11 22 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
11 22 (1.99%) SQL Server
12 21 (1.90%) Amazon Athena
13 18 (1.63%) RDBMS
13 18 (1.63%) Redis
14 17 (1.54%) Power BI
15 16 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
16 15 (1.36%) Impala
17 12 (1.09%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 123 (11.14%) Git (software)
2 62 (5.62%) Jenkins
3 56 (5.07%) JIRA
4 20 (1.81%) RStudio
5 18 (1.63%) Artifactory
6 15 (1.36%) TeamCity
7 13 (1.18%) CruiseControl
7 13 (1.18%) Subversion
8 10 (0.91%) Selenium
9 9 (0.82%) GitLab
10 7 (0.63%) Appium
10 7 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.45%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.45%) CircleCI
11 5 (0.45%) Gradle
12 4 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.27%) Maven
13 3 (0.27%) Robot Framework
14 2 (0.18%) Android Studio
14 2 (0.18%) Pylint
General
1 334 (30.25%) Finance
2 142 (12.86%) Front Office
3 141 (12.77%) Banking
4 55 (4.98%) Investment Banking
5 31 (2.81%) Financial Institution
6 29 (2.63%) Games
7 24 (2.17%) Marketing
8 15 (1.36%) Public Sector
9 14 (1.27%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.82%) Aerospace
10 9 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.72%) Retail
12 7 (0.63%) Electronics
13 6 (0.54%) Law
14 4 (0.36%) Advertising
14 4 (0.36%) International Banking
15 3 (0.27%) Billing
16 2 (0.18%) Publishing
16 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (23.46%) Django
2 161 (14.58%) Flask
3 96 (8.70%) Pandas
4 92 (8.33%) HTML
5 79 (7.16%) Web Services
6 78 (7.07%) NumPy
7 71 (6.43%) React
8 68 (6.16%) CSS
9 59 (5.34%) PySpark
10 57 (5.16%) AngularJS
11 55 (4.98%) REST
12 44 (3.99%) Kafka
12 44 (3.99%) RESTful
13 40 (3.62%) Node.js
14 34 (3.08%) .NET
15 29 (2.63%) OAuth
16 28 (2.54%) OAuth2
17 24 (2.17%) SciPy
18 23 (2.08%) scikit-learn
18 23 (2.08%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 88 (7.97%) Greenfield Project
2 57 (5.16%) Algorithms
3 51 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (4.53%) Fixed Income
5 49 (4.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 43 (3.89%) Equities
7 33 (2.99%) Derivative
8 24 (2.17%) Hedge funds
9 19 (1.72%) User Experience
10 18 (1.63%) Data Structures
10 18 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
10 18 (1.63%) Public Cloud
11 17 (1.54%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
14 10 (0.91%) Market Risk
14 10 (0.91%) STB
15 9 (0.82%) Renewable Energy
16 8 (0.72%) Blog
16 8 (0.72%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 97 (8.79%) Linux
2 28 (2.54%) Unix
3 13 (1.18%) Android
4 12 (1.09%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.00%) Embedded Linux
6 9 (0.82%) Windows
7 4 (0.36%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.27%) CentOS
9 2 (0.18%) Debian
9 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.091%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (43.03%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (19.57%) TDD
3 187 (16.94%) DevOps
4 173 (15.67%) Microservices
5 131 (11.87%) Continuous Integration
6 127 (11.50%) Software Engineering
7 125 (11.32%) Analytics
8 110 (9.96%) Data Science
9 104 (9.42%) Machine Learning
10 88 (7.97%) Test Automation
11 87 (7.88%) OO
12 82 (7.43%) Scrum
13 68 (6.16%) Asset Management
13 68 (6.16%) BDD
14 67 (6.07%) Mathematics
14 67 (6.07%) Problem-Solving
15 60 (5.43%) Computer Science
16 58 (5.25%) Investment Management
17 52 (4.71%) Artificial Intelligence
18 51 (4.62%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1,104 (100.00%) Python
2 239 (21.65%) SQL
3 212 (19.20%) JavaScript
4 188 (17.03%) Java
5 72 (6.52%) C++
6 69 (6.25%) C#
7 64 (5.80%) R
8 39 (3.53%) Bash Shell
9 28 (2.54%) Ruby
9 28 (2.54%) Scala
10 26 (2.36%) Go
11 17 (1.54%) C
11 17 (1.54%) VBA
12 13 (1.18%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.18%) TypeScript
13 11 (1.00%) PowerShell
14 10 (0.91%) ES6
15 7 (0.63%) Kotlin
15 7 (0.63%) Perl
15 7 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 62 (5.62%) Degree
2 55 (4.98%) Security Cleared
3 50 (4.53%) SC Cleared
4 26 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.63%) PhD
6 6 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.54%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.36%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.27%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.18%) CCNA
9 2 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.091%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.99%) QA
2 10 (0.91%) MiFID
3 9 (0.82%) EMIR
4 6 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.091%) GDPR
5 1 (0.091%) JTAG
5 1 (0.091%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 166 (15.04%) Docker
2 8 (0.72%) HDFS
3 2 (0.18%) BusyBox
3 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.091%) Firmware
4 1 (0.091%) LXC
Systems Management
1 101 (9.15%) Kubernetes
2 32 (2.90%) Terraform
3 15 (1.36%) Ansible
4 6 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (0.45%) Puppet
6 4 (0.36%) Grafana
6 4 (0.36%) Kibana
6 4 (0.36%) logstash
7 2 (0.18%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.18%) Nagios
7 2 (0.18%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.091%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.091%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.091%) QRadar
Vendors
1 90 (8.15%) Google
2 56 (5.07%) Oracle
3 38 (3.44%) Tableau
4 34 (3.08%) Microsoft
5 25 (2.26%) Splunk
6 10 (0.91%) Alteryx
6 10 (0.91%) Sybase
7 6 (0.54%) Hortonworks
7 6 (0.54%) SAP
8 5 (0.45%) Cloudera
8 5 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.36%) Databricks
10 3 (0.27%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.27%) Cisco
10 3 (0.27%) Facebook
11 2 (0.18%) HP
11 2 (0.18%) Juniper
11 2 (0.18%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.18%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.18%) Twitter