Period
to 16 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Python Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 October 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 Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 331 235 354
Rank change year-on-year -96 +119 +143
Contract jobs requiring a Python Engineer 512 292 559
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.77% 1.10% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.19% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 252 467
10th Percentile £425 £413 £425
25th Percentile £475 £463 £490
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
75th Percentile £675 £675 £625
90th Percentile £750 £763 £700
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £52.50 " £51.25
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £52.50
75th Percentile £57.50 " £53.75
90th Percentile " " "
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £39.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year +38.36% -24.29% +137.29%

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 62,164 24,594 73,247
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.38% 92.55% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 43,773 16,895 49,630
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
25th Percentile £406 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,834 775 2,376
10th Percentile £11.90 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.50 £14.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £18.77
Median % change year-on-year -11.36% +17.19% +7.27%
75th Percentile £45.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £62.00 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £19.89 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.60% +15.79% +8.57%

Python Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Python Engineer in England

Python Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Python Engineer in England.

Daily rate trend for Python Engineer in England

Python Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python Engineer in England over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Python Engineer in England

Python Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Python Engineer in England.

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 16 October 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 -104 386 £600 +4.35% 140
East of England -9 38 £375 +15.38% 19
North of England -71 22 £475 +15.15% 6
South East -86 15 £513 +7.89% 7
Yorkshire -42 12 £475 +11.76% 4
South West -41 8 £500 +33.33% 6
North West -55 8 £575 +39.39% 2
West Midlands -62 5 £394 -28.41% 2
Midlands -75 5 £394 -28.41% 2
North East - 2 £750 -
Python Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, 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.

1 512 (100.00%) Python
2 243 (47.46%) AWS
3 214 (41.80%) Software Engineering
4 209 (40.82%) SQL
5 190 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
6 159 (31.05%) Finance
7 135 (26.37%) Azure
8 126 (24.61%) Serverless
9 123 (24.02%) Full Stack Development
10 113 (22.07%) Java
11 112 (21.88%) DevOps
12 108 (21.09%) AWS Lambda
13 101 (19.73%) JavaScript
14 99 (19.34%) Front Office
15 96 (18.75%) Asset Management
16 95 (18.55%) React
17 93 (18.16%) Web Services
18 87 (16.99%) Equities
19 79 (15.43%) Analytics
20 78 (15.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 78 (15.23%) TypeScript
21 75 (14.65%) Derivative
22 73 (14.26%) Docker
23 72 (14.06%) Kubernetes
24 69 (13.48%) Amazon EC2
24 69 (13.48%) Amazon S3
24 69 (13.48%) Test Automation
24 69 (13.48%) Terraform
25 68 (13.28%) Microservices
26 65 (12.70%) Social Skills

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 42 (8.20%) Apache Airflow
2 26 (5.08%) Apache
3 20 (3.91%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.17%) Confluence
6 4 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.78%) Jupyter
6 4 (0.78%) Tornado
7 3 (0.59%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.20%) Luigi
8 1 (0.20%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (0.78%) FrameMaker
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 243 (47.46%) AWS
2 135 (26.37%) Azure
3 126 (24.61%) Serverless
4 108 (21.09%) AWS Lambda
5 69 (13.48%) Amazon EC2
5 69 (13.48%) Amazon S3
6 51 (9.96%) GCP
7 25 (4.88%) GitHub
8 21 (4.10%) AWS CloudFormation
9 20 (3.91%) Amazon ECS
10 18 (3.52%) Power Platform
11 12 (2.34%) SaaS
12 11 (2.15%) Azure App Service
12 11 (2.15%) Azure Data Factory
12 11 (2.15%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 10 (1.95%) Azure Functions
14 9 (1.76%) Amazon SQS
15 8 (1.56%) Amazon Kinesis
16 7 (1.37%) AWS Fargate
16 7 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.52%) Wi-Fi
2 17 (3.32%) Bluetooth
3 5 (0.98%) DNS
3 5 (0.98%) SSL
4 4 (0.78%) Firewall
4 4 (0.78%) HTTP
5 3 (0.59%) VLAN
6 2 (0.39%) DHCP
6 2 (0.39%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.39%) IPv6
6 2 (0.39%) Network Security
6 2 (0.39%) Wireless
7 1 (0.20%) IPv4
7 1 (0.20%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.20%) MPLS
7 1 (0.20%) MQTT
7 1 (0.20%) SAN
7 1 (0.20%) SSH
7 1 (0.20%) VPN
7 1 (0.20%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (15.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 32 (6.25%) Amazon Athena
3 26 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (4.88%) NoSQL
5 24 (4.69%) Big Data
5 24 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (4.30%) Apache Ignite
7 21 (4.10%) Hadoop
8 20 (3.91%) Data Lake
8 20 (3.91%) MongoDB
9 19 (3.71%) Relational Database
10 18 (3.52%) Power BI
11 15 (2.93%) SQL Server
12 14 (2.73%) Amazon Redshift
13 13 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (2.34%) Azure SQL Database
15 10 (1.95%) RDBMS
16 8 (1.56%) MySQL
16 8 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (8.59%) Git (software)
2 39 (7.62%) Jenkins
3 19 (3.71%) JIRA
4 17 (3.32%) GitLab
5 14 (2.73%) TeamCity
6 12 (2.34%) Bitbucket
6 12 (2.34%) Cucumber
7 10 (1.95%) Selenium
8 8 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (1.37%) Protractor
10 6 (1.17%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.98%) git-flow
11 5 (0.98%) Locust
12 4 (0.78%) Gerrit
12 4 (0.78%) Gradle
12 4 (0.78%) Pylint
13 3 (0.59%) fastlane
13 3 (0.59%) Flyway
13 3 (0.59%) Mockito
13 3 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 159 (31.05%) Finance
2 99 (19.34%) Front Office
3 65 (12.70%) Social Skills
4 33 (6.45%) Banking
5 28 (5.47%) Presentation Skills
6 26 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (4.10%) Investment Banking
8 13 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
9 11 (2.15%) Retail
10 9 (1.76%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.76%) Law
10 9 (1.76%) Telecoms
11 8 (1.56%) Public Sector
11 8 (1.56%) Publishing
12 5 (0.98%) Documentation Skills
12 5 (0.98%) Marketing
13 3 (0.59%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.59%) Legal
14 2 (0.39%) Electronics
15 1 (0.20%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (18.55%) React
2 93 (18.16%) Web Services
3 61 (11.91%) AngularJS
4 56 (10.94%) Vue.js
5 32 (6.25%) REST
6 30 (5.86%) .NET
7 29 (5.66%) Kafka
7 29 (5.66%) PySpark
8 24 (4.69%) Pandas
9 23 (4.49%) Django
9 23 (4.49%) NumPy
10 22 (4.30%) HTML
11 21 (4.10%) Node.js
12 20 (3.91%) GraphQL
12 20 (3.91%) RESTful
13 18 (3.52%) CSS
13 18 (3.52%) pytest
14 16 (3.13%) Flask
15 15 (2.93%) Spring Boot
16 13 (2.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 87 (16.99%) Equities
2 75 (14.65%) Derivative
3 64 (12.50%) Fixed Income
4 63 (12.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 19 (3.71%) Cloud Native
6 15 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.54%) Market Risk
7 13 (2.54%) User Experience
8 12 (2.34%) Data Structures
9 11 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (2.15%) Hedge funds
10 9 (1.76%) Embedded Systems
10 9 (1.76%) Legacy Systems
11 7 (1.37%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.17%) Credit Derivative
12 6 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.17%) Renewable Energy
13 5 (0.98%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
14 4 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 55 (10.74%) Linux
2 19 (3.71%) Windows
3 18 (3.52%) Android
4 14 (2.73%) Unix
5 4 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.59%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.39%) OpenWrt
8 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.20%) CentOS
8 1 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (41.80%) Software Engineering
2 190 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (24.02%) Full Stack Development
4 112 (21.88%) DevOps
5 96 (18.75%) Asset Management
6 79 (15.43%) Analytics
7 69 (13.48%) Test Automation
8 68 (13.28%) Microservices
9 42 (8.20%) Investment Management
10 39 (7.62%) Data Engineering
11 34 (6.64%) ETL
11 34 (6.64%) Scrum
11 34 (6.64%) Software Testing
11 34 (6.64%) TDD
11 34 (6.64%) Visualisation
12 31 (6.05%) Problem-Solving
13 30 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
14 29 (5.66%) Data Modelling
15 28 (5.47%) SDLC
16 27 (5.27%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 512 (100.00%) Python
2 209 (40.82%) SQL
3 113 (22.07%) Java
4 101 (19.73%) JavaScript
5 78 (15.23%) TypeScript
6 52 (10.16%) Kotlin
7 28 (5.47%) C++
8 22 (4.30%) Scala
9 18 (3.52%) Bash Shell
9 18 (3.52%) C#
10 17 (3.32%) Go
11 15 (2.93%) C
12 11 (2.15%) R
12 11 (2.15%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.56%) Groovy
14 5 (0.98%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.78%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.78%) Ruby
15 4 (0.78%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (3.71%) Degree
2 13 (2.54%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.76%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.78%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.59%) PhD
7 2 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.39%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.39%) RHCA
7 2 (0.39%) RHCE
7 2 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.20%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.20%) CCNA
8 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.91%) QA
2 16 (3.13%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.78%) GDPR
4 3 (0.59%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.39%) SLA
6 1 (0.20%) GRC
System Software
1 73 (14.26%) Docker
2 16 (3.13%) Firmware
3 7 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.17%) HDFS
5 3 (0.59%) vSphere
6 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.20%) iptables
7 1 (0.20%) KVM
7 1 (0.20%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 72 (14.06%) Kubernetes
2 69 (13.48%) Terraform
3 23 (4.49%) Ansible
4 7 (1.37%) Istio
5 5 (0.98%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (0.78%) Puppet
7 3 (0.59%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.39%) collectd
8 2 (0.39%) Fluentd
8 2 (0.39%) Grafana
8 2 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.39%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.39%) Oozie
8 2 (0.39%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.39%) vRealize
9 1 (0.20%) Ambari
9 1 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.20%) Rancher
9 1 (0.20%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 49 (9.57%) Databricks
2 17 (3.32%) Oracle
3 8 (1.56%) Google
3 8 (1.56%) Microsoft
4 7 (1.37%) VMware
5 5 (0.98%) Adobe
5 5 (0.98%) Cloudera
5 5 (0.98%) Red Hat
5 5 (0.98%) Splunk
6 4 (0.78%) MuleSoft
7 3 (0.59%) New Relic
8 2 (0.39%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.39%) Cisco
8 2 (0.39%) Hortonworks
8 2 (0.39%) HP
8 2 (0.39%) Informatica
8 2 (0.39%) Perforce
8 2 (0.39%) SAP
8 2 (0.39%) Sybase
9 1 (0.20%) Netezza