Period
to 21 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Python Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 349 495 542
Rank change year-on-year +146 +47 +121
Contract jobs requiring a Python Engineer 520 406 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.69% 0.43% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.45% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 307 303
England median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £425 £366 £363
90th Percentile £713 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 10
England median hourly rate £52.50 £36.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -24.21% +18.75%
10th Percentile £51.25 £8.00 £41.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.75 £49.78
UK median hourly rate £56.25 £36.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +56.25% -24.21% +18.75%

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 71,345 90,197 90,042
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.01% 94.79% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,276 60,335 59,976
England median daily rate £468 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,587 2,769 2,670
England median hourly rate £19.47 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.22% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.95
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £18.47 £18.67
% change year-on-year +6.71% -1.08% +3.74%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +110 404 £550 -4.35% 102
South East +60 54 £525 -4.55% 20
South West +8 24 £500 +4.17% 9
Midlands +60 14 £525 - 6
East of England +18 14 £519 +43.10% 26
North of England +37 10 £500 - 9
West Midlands +49 9 £525 - 5
Yorkshire +34 5 £475 - 7
East Midlands +31 5 £450 +16.88% 1
North West +21 5 £550 +10.00% 2
Python Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 520 (100.00%) Python
2 253 (48.65%) AWS
3 172 (33.08%) Agile Software Development
4 165 (31.73%) DevOps
5 141 (27.12%) SQL
6 140 (26.92%) GCP
7 132 (25.38%) Docker
8 129 (24.81%) Data Science
9 127 (24.42%) Kubernetes
10 120 (23.08%) Software Engineering
11 118 (22.69%) Java
11 118 (22.69%) Azure
12 117 (22.50%) Google
13 110 (21.15%) Finance
14 102 (19.62%) Big Data
15 91 (17.50%) Apache Spark
16 86 (16.54%) Machine Learning
17 85 (16.35%) Terraform
18 84 (16.15%) Analytics
19 83 (15.96%) ETL
20 75 (14.42%) Linux
20 75 (14.42%) Microservices
21 70 (13.46%) Git (software)
21 70 (13.46%) PySpark
22 68 (13.08%) Data Engineering
23 65 (12.50%) TDD
24 63 (12.12%) Hadoop
25 59 (11.35%) Artificial Intelligence
26 56 (10.77%) PostgreSQL
27 55 (10.58%) Jenkins

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 91 (17.50%) Apache Spark
2 42 (8.08%) Apache
3 33 (6.35%) Apache Airflow
4 25 (4.81%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (2.31%) Jupyter
6 11 (2.12%) Confluence
7 6 (1.15%) Pachyderm
8 4 (0.77%) Luigi
9 3 (0.58%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.58%) nginx
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.19%) SAS
10 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.38%) Eikon
3 1 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 253 (48.65%) AWS
2 140 (26.92%) GCP
3 118 (22.69%) Azure
4 49 (9.42%) Serverless
5 45 (8.65%) AWS Lambda
6 36 (6.92%) Amazon S3
7 29 (5.58%) Amazon ECS
8 26 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (4.42%) Amazon SQS
10 18 (3.46%) Amazon EMR
10 18 (3.46%) OpenShift
11 17 (3.27%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (2.88%) GitHub
13 13 (2.50%) Amazon Kinesis
14 11 (2.12%) Azure Data Factory
15 10 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
16 9 (1.73%) Power Platform
17 8 (1.54%) AWS Fargate
18 6 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 3 (0.58%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.15%) DNS
2 4 (0.77%) Firewall
3 3 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (0.58%) HTTP
4 2 (0.38%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (0.38%) FTP
4 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.38%) Wireless
5 1 (0.19%) AMQP
5 1 (0.19%) BGP
5 1 (0.19%) LAN
5 1 (0.19%) MPLS
5 1 (0.19%) OSPF
5 1 (0.19%) SSL
5 1 (0.19%) VLAN
5 1 (0.19%) VoIP
5 1 (0.19%) VPLS
5 1 (0.19%) VPN
5 1 (0.19%) WAN
5 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (19.62%) Big Data
2 63 (12.12%) Hadoop
3 56 (10.77%) PostgreSQL
4 53 (10.19%) NoSQL
5 38 (7.31%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (6.54%) BigQuery
7 31 (5.96%) Amazon Redshift
8 29 (5.58%) Apache Cassandra
9 28 (5.38%) MongoDB
10 27 (5.19%) Relational Database
11 23 (4.42%) SQL Server
12 22 (4.23%) MySQL
13 17 (3.27%) Amazon RDS
14 16 (3.08%) Amazon Athena
14 16 (3.08%) Apache Hive
14 16 (3.08%) Parquet
15 14 (2.69%) RDBMS
16 12 (2.31%) Neo4j
16 12 (2.31%) Redis
17 9 (1.73%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 70 (13.46%) Git (software)
2 55 (10.58%) Jenkins
3 22 (4.23%) Artifactory
4 16 (3.08%) JIRA
5 11 (2.12%) GitLab
6 10 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (1.35%) GoogleTest
8 5 (0.96%) CircleCI
8 5 (0.96%) Pylint
9 4 (0.77%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.77%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.38%) GoCD
11 2 (0.38%) Selenium
12 1 (0.19%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.19%) Maven
12 1 (0.19%) Subversion
12 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 110 (21.15%) Finance
2 32 (6.15%) Front Office
3 31 (5.96%) Banking
4 19 (3.65%) Retail
5 16 (3.08%) Legal
6 8 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.15%) Advertising
7 6 (1.15%) Marketing
8 4 (0.77%) Games
8 4 (0.77%) Law
9 3 (0.58%) Local Government
9 3 (0.58%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.38%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.38%) Publishing
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
11 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (13.46%) PySpark
2 49 (9.42%) Django
3 45 (8.65%) Pandas
4 44 (8.46%) Web Services
5 36 (6.92%) Flask
6 31 (5.96%) Kafka
7 30 (5.77%) Node.js
7 30 (5.77%) REST
8 27 (5.19%) NumPy
9 23 (4.42%) J2EE
10 19 (3.65%) scikit-learn
11 17 (3.27%) Natural Language Processing
12 15 (2.88%) TensorFlow
13 14 (2.69%) RESTful
14 13 (2.50%) JSON
14 13 (2.50%) pytest
15 12 (2.31%) React
16 11 (2.12%) Velocity
17 10 (1.92%) AngularJS
17 10 (1.92%) TinkerPop
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (3.46%) Algorithms
3 17 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.88%) Fixed Income
6 10 (1.92%) Data Structures
6 10 (1.92%) Hedge funds
7 7 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (1.35%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.15%) Robotics
9 5 (0.96%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.77%) User Experience
11 3 (0.58%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.58%) Derivative
11 3 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.58%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.58%) Online Games
11 3 (0.58%) Pricing Data
12 2 (0.38%) Equity Risk
12 2 (0.38%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 75 (14.42%) Linux
2 17 (3.27%) Unix
3 13 (2.50%) Windows
4 8 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.96%) CentOS
6 3 (0.58%) Android
6 3 (0.58%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.38%) Solaris
7 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.19%) VMS
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (33.08%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (31.73%) DevOps
3 129 (24.81%) Data Science
4 120 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 86 (16.54%) Machine Learning
6 84 (16.15%) Analytics
7 83 (15.96%) ETL
8 75 (14.42%) Microservices
9 68 (13.08%) Data Engineering
10 65 (12.50%) TDD
11 59 (11.35%) Artificial Intelligence
12 46 (8.85%) Data Modelling
13 43 (8.27%) Test Automation
14 35 (6.73%) Infrastructure as Code
15 34 (6.54%) Scrum
16 33 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
17 32 (6.15%) Problem-Solving
18 29 (5.58%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (5.58%) Fintech
19 28 (5.38%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 520 (100.00%) Python
2 141 (27.12%) SQL
3 118 (22.69%) Java
4 50 (9.62%) Scala
5 39 (7.50%) R
6 32 (6.15%) Go
6 32 (6.15%) PowerShell
7 30 (5.77%) C++
7 30 (5.77%) JavaScript
8 22 (4.23%) Bash Shell
9 13 (2.50%) C
10 12 (2.31%) C#
11 10 (1.92%) Ruby
12 8 (1.54%) Perl
13 7 (1.35%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.15%) Julia
15 5 (0.96%) Clojure
16 3 (0.58%) Kotlin
16 3 (0.58%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 30 (5.77%) Degree
2 17 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.73%) AWS Certification
4 9 (1.73%) Master's Degree
4 9 (1.73%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.54%) CISSP
6 7 (1.35%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (0.77%) PhD
9 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.19%) CCIE
10 1 (0.19%) CCNA
10 1 (0.19%) CCNP
10 1 (0.19%) CISA
10 1 (0.19%) CISM
10 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.92%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.73%) QA
3 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (0.38%) NIST
System Software
1 132 (25.38%) Docker
2 8 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.15%) HDFS
4 3 (0.58%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.19%) Firmware
6 1 (0.19%) vCloud
6 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 127 (24.42%) Kubernetes
2 85 (16.35%) Terraform
3 43 (8.27%) Ansible
4 16 (3.08%) Puppet
5 10 (1.92%) Kubeflow
5 10 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.73%) Mesos
7 8 (1.54%) Kibana
8 7 (1.35%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (1.35%) Marathon
9 6 (1.15%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.96%) Istio
10 5 (0.96%) linkerd
11 4 (0.77%) CFEngine
11 4 (0.77%) Consul
11 4 (0.77%) Packer
12 3 (0.58%) Salt
13 2 (0.38%) FortiGate
13 2 (0.38%) logstash
13 2 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 117 (22.50%) Google
2 23 (4.42%) Databricks
3 22 (4.23%) Oracle
4 17 (3.27%) Tableau
5 13 (2.50%) Microsoft
6 12 (2.31%) Informatica
7 11 (2.12%) Splunk
8 9 (1.73%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.73%) SAP
9 8 (1.54%) Alteryx
9 8 (1.54%) VMware
10 7 (1.35%) Atlassian
10 7 (1.35%) Talend
11 5 (0.96%) SaltStack
11 5 (0.96%) Twitter
12 4 (0.77%) Cloudera
12 4 (0.77%) Facebook
12 4 (0.77%) Hortonworks
12 4 (0.77%) MapR
12 4 (0.77%) Palantir