Period
to 23 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Python Engineer was £536 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 August 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 Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 362 510 578
Rank change year-on-year +148 +68 +147
Contract jobs requiring a Python Engineer 563 397 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.43% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.45% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 297 247
England median daily rate £536 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £425 £375 £333
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 2
England median hourly rate £54.25 £8.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +578.13% -82.70% +15.63%
10th Percentile £51.25 £8.00 £42.13
90th Percentile £56.50 £47.53 £49.38
UK median hourly rate £54.25 £8.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year +578.13% -82.70% +15.63%

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 77,709 88,355 84,079
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.27% 94.78% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,573 58,463 55,015
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £268 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,563 2,847 2,534
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% - -2.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% -1.58%

Python Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Python Engineer in England

Python Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python Engineer in England

Python Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python Engineer in England over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python Engineer in England

Python Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python Engineer in England

Python Engineer
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 Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 23 August 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 +103 430 £550 -4.35% 101
South East +50 52 £476 +5.78% 19
North of England +52 32 £450 +5.88% 8
Yorkshire +34 23 £450 -3.74% 3
East of England +21 20 £450 +20.00% 21
South West -11 18 £550 +37.50% 6
North West +17 9 £445 +18.67% 5
Midlands +30 7 £563 +9.76% 3
East Midlands +30 5 £500 - 1
West Midlands +18 2 £703 +32.55% 2
Python Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, Python Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 563 (100.00%) Python
2 293 (52.04%) AWS
3 195 (34.64%) Data Science
4 178 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
5 169 (30.02%) SQL
6 167 (29.66%) GCP
7 159 (28.24%) DevOps
8 153 (27.18%) Google
9 151 (26.82%) Apache Spark
10 142 (25.22%) Big Data
11 141 (25.04%) Docker
11 141 (25.04%) Azure
12 130 (23.09%) Machine Learning
13 124 (22.02%) Java
14 120 (21.31%) Kubernetes
15 119 (21.14%) Finance
16 106 (18.83%) Analytics
17 101 (17.94%) Software Engineering
18 97 (17.23%) PySpark
19 95 (16.87%) Jenkins
20 90 (15.99%) Hadoop
21 88 (15.63%) Linux
22 87 (15.45%) ETL
23 84 (14.92%) NoSQL
24 76 (13.50%) Apache
25 75 (13.32%) Terraform
26 74 (13.14%) Data Engineering
27 72 (12.79%) Artificial Intelligence
27 72 (12.79%) PostgreSQL
27 72 (12.79%) Test Automation

Python Engineer 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
1 151 (26.82%) Apache Spark
2 76 (13.50%) Apache
3 51 (9.06%) Apache Airflow
4 21 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.42%) Jupyter
6 7 (1.24%) Pachyderm
7 6 (1.07%) Confluence
7 6 (1.07%) Luigi
8 5 (0.89%) nginx
9 4 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.53%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.53%) GeoServer
11 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.18%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.36%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.18%) SPSS
3 1 (0.18%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.18%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 293 (52.04%) AWS
2 167 (29.66%) GCP
3 141 (25.04%) Azure
4 46 (8.17%) Serverless
5 44 (7.82%) AWS Lambda
6 38 (6.75%) Amazon S3
7 31 (5.51%) Amazon ECS
8 28 (4.97%) Amazon SQS
9 25 (4.44%) Amazon EMR
10 23 (4.09%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (3.37%) AWS Fargate
12 18 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (2.84%) Amazon SageMaker
14 15 (2.66%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (2.31%) GitHub
16 11 (1.95%) Azure Data Factory
17 9 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 8 (1.42%) Amazon Kinesis
18 8 (1.42%) PaaS
19 7 (1.24%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.31%) HTTP
2 9 (1.60%) DNS
3 5 (0.89%) Internet
3 5 (0.89%) MQTT
4 4 (0.71%) Firewall
4 4 (0.71%) FTP
4 4 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.18%) AMQP
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.18%) DSL
6 1 (0.18%) IPsec
6 1 (0.18%) LTE
6 1 (0.18%) Modbus
6 1 (0.18%) Network Security
6 1 (0.18%) Profibus
6 1 (0.18%) SSL
6 1 (0.18%) VPN
6 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (25.22%) Big Data
2 90 (15.99%) Hadoop
3 84 (14.92%) NoSQL
4 72 (12.79%) PostgreSQL
5 40 (7.10%) Data Warehouse
6 38 (6.75%) MongoDB
7 36 (6.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 36 (6.39%) MySQL
8 30 (5.33%) BigQuery
9 28 (4.97%) Amazon Athena
9 28 (4.97%) Apache Hive
9 28 (4.97%) SQL Server
10 25 (4.44%) Relational Database
11 22 (3.91%) Amazon Redshift
12 16 (2.84%) Neo4j
13 15 (2.66%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (2.31%) Parquet
15 12 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 12 (2.13%) RDBMS
16 11 (1.95%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 95 (16.87%) Jenkins
2 60 (10.66%) Git (software)
3 27 (4.80%) JIRA
4 25 (4.44%) GitLab
5 20 (3.55%) Artifactory
6 11 (1.95%) CircleCI
6 11 (1.95%) Selenium
7 8 (1.42%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.89%) Pylint
9 5 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.71%) Grunt
10 4 (0.71%) gulp
10 4 (0.71%) webpack
11 3 (0.53%) Gradle
11 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.36%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.36%) IntelliJ
General
1 119 (21.14%) Finance
2 25 (4.44%) Banking
3 23 (4.09%) Front Office
4 17 (3.02%) Legal
5 13 (2.31%) Retail
6 8 (1.42%) Games
6 8 (1.42%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.24%) Advertising
8 6 (1.07%) Law
9 4 (0.71%) Local Government
9 4 (0.71%) Marketing
9 4 (0.71%) Public Sector
9 4 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.36%) Electronics
10 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (17.23%) PySpark
2 55 (9.77%) Django
3 49 (8.70%) Pandas
4 43 (7.64%) REST
5 42 (7.46%) Kafka
5 42 (7.46%) Web Services
6 37 (6.57%) Flask
7 27 (4.80%) J2EE
8 25 (4.44%) Natural Language Processing
9 23 (4.09%) pytest
9 23 (4.09%) RESTful
10 22 (3.91%) JSON
10 22 (3.91%) scikit-learn
11 18 (3.20%) NumPy
12 16 (2.84%) Spark Streaming
13 15 (2.66%) HTML
14 14 (2.49%) MLlib
14 14 (2.49%) Play Framework
14 14 (2.49%) React
14 14 (2.49%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.82%) Algorithms
2 24 (4.26%) Data Protection Act
3 23 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (3.73%) Data Structures
6 17 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (2.84%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.95%) Robotics
9 6 (1.07%) Cloud Native
9 6 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (1.07%) Life Science
10 4 (0.71%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.71%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.53%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (0.53%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.53%) NHS
11 3 (0.53%) Online Games
11 3 (0.53%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.36%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 88 (15.63%) Linux
2 21 (3.73%) Unix
3 20 (3.55%) Windows
4 10 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.42%) CentOS
6 4 (0.71%) Fedora
7 1 (0.18%) Android
7 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.18%) Debian
7 1 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.18%) Solaris
7 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.18%) VMS
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (34.64%) Data Science
2 178 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (28.24%) DevOps
4 130 (23.09%) Machine Learning
5 106 (18.83%) Analytics
6 101 (17.94%) Software Engineering
7 87 (15.45%) ETL
8 74 (13.14%) Data Engineering
9 72 (12.79%) Artificial Intelligence
9 72 (12.79%) Test Automation
10 57 (10.12%) TDD
11 55 (9.77%) Microservices
12 48 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
13 46 (8.17%) Mentoring
14 44 (7.82%) Configuration Management
14 44 (7.82%) Scrum
15 41 (7.28%) Continuous Integration
16 40 (7.10%) Data Cleansing
16 40 (7.10%) Data Modelling
17 37 (6.57%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 563 (100.00%) Python
2 169 (30.02%) SQL
3 124 (22.02%) Java
4 58 (10.30%) Scala
5 55 (9.77%) JavaScript
6 32 (5.68%) PowerShell
7 31 (5.51%) R
8 28 (4.97%) Bash Shell
9 24 (4.26%) Go
10 21 (3.73%) C++
11 17 (3.02%) C#
12 13 (2.31%) Perl
13 12 (2.13%) PL/SQL
13 12 (2.13%) Ruby
14 11 (1.95%) Clojure
15 7 (1.24%) C
15 7 (1.24%) Julia
16 6 (1.07%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.89%) Groovy
18 4 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 43 (7.64%) Degree
2 23 (4.09%) AWS Certification
3 20 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (3.02%) Master's Degree
5 16 (2.84%) Security Cleared
6 14 (2.49%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.89%) CISSP
9 4 (0.71%) PhD
10 2 (0.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.18%) CCNA
11 1 (0.18%) CISA
11 1 (0.18%) CISM
11 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.66%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.60%) QA
3 5 (0.89%) GDPR
4 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.36%) NIST
System Software
1 141 (25.04%) Docker
2 8 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.36%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.18%) Firmware
5 1 (0.18%) HDFS
5 1 (0.18%) vCloud
5 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 120 (21.31%) Kubernetes
2 75 (13.32%) Terraform
3 54 (9.59%) Ansible
4 27 (4.80%) Puppet
5 22 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.95%) Marathon
6 11 (1.95%) Mesos
7 8 (1.42%) Kibana
8 7 (1.24%) Kubeflow
9 4 (0.71%) CFEngine
9 4 (0.71%) Salt
10 3 (0.53%) Consul
11 2 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.36%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.36%) Istio
11 2 (0.36%) logstash
12 1 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
12 1 (0.18%) Nagios
12 1 (0.18%) OpenView
12 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 153 (27.18%) Google
2 24 (4.26%) Databricks
3 23 (4.09%) Oracle
4 22 (3.91%) Tableau
5 19 (3.37%) Alteryx
6 16 (2.84%) Red Hat
7 15 (2.66%) Microsoft
8 12 (2.13%) Splunk
9 10 (1.78%) SAP
10 9 (1.60%) VMware
11 8 (1.42%) Informatica
11 8 (1.42%) MapR
11 8 (1.42%) Talend
12 7 (1.24%) Cloudera
12 7 (1.24%) Hortonworks
13 6 (1.07%) Atlassian
14 5 (0.89%) Cisco
14 5 (0.89%) HP
15 4 (0.71%) ArcSight
15 4 (0.71%) Twitter