Period
to 7 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Python Engineer was £530 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 324 433 558
Rank change year-on-year +109 +125 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Python Engineer 390 498 328
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.56% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.59% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 399 258
Median daily rate £530 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £423 £425 £384
90th Percentile £700 £675 £666
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +98.02% -24.13%
10th Percentile £41.25 £36.15 £8.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £56.50 £49.40
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year -15.00% +98.02% -24.13%

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 51,330 83,960 88,611
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.91% 94.72% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 33,040 56,222 58,854
Median daily rate £473 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £240 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £460 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -0.54% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,171 2,521 2,694
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.27% -
10th Percentile £11.90 £11.17 £11.04
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £48.70
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.63
% change year-on-year +6.95% +0.38% +0.70%

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 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 2020. 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 +68 281 £550 +4.76% 104
South West +65 45 £425 -15.00% 4
South East +100 32 £625 +28.21% 20
Midlands +78 14 £525 -2.33% 3
West Midlands +74 14 £525 -2.33% 3
North of England +28 9 £500 -0.50% 5
East of England +29 8 £456 +1.39% 17
Yorkshire +23 7 £460 +10.18% 1
North West +23 1 £550 - 3
Python Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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.

1 390 (100.00%) Python
2 190 (48.72%) AWS
3 147 (37.69%) DevOps
4 127 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
5 114 (29.23%) Finance
6 111 (28.46%) Software Engineering
7 101 (25.90%) Docker
8 99 (25.38%) Java
9 98 (25.13%) Kubernetes
10 89 (22.82%) Terraform
11 76 (19.49%) Azure
12 73 (18.72%) SQL
13 69 (17.69%) Serverless
14 63 (16.15%) GCP
15 61 (15.64%) Asset Management
16 59 (15.13%) Web Services
16 59 (15.13%) Git (software)
17 52 (13.33%) Linux
17 52 (13.33%) Ansible
17 52 (13.33%) AWS Lambda
18 49 (12.56%) Data Science
19 48 (12.31%) Scala
19 48 (12.31%) Hadoop
19 48 (12.31%) Jenkins
20 47 (12.05%) Big Data
20 47 (12.05%) Google
21 45 (11.54%) Amazon S3
22 44 (11.28%) Analytics
22 44 (11.28%) Front Office
23 42 (10.77%) Machine Learning

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 37 (9.49%) Apache Spark
2 16 (4.10%) Confluence
3 12 (3.08%) Apache Airflow
4 9 (2.31%) Apache
5 5 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.51%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.51%) nginx
7 1 (0.26%) CMS
7 1 (0.26%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.26%) Pachyderm
7 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 190 (48.72%) AWS
2 76 (19.49%) Azure
3 69 (17.69%) Serverless
4 63 (16.15%) GCP
5 52 (13.33%) AWS Lambda
6 45 (11.54%) Amazon S3
7 41 (10.51%) OpenShift
8 39 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
9 34 (8.72%) AWS CloudFormation
10 30 (7.69%) Amazon SQS
11 29 (7.44%) Amazon ECS
12 23 (5.90%) Amazon Kinesis
13 9 (2.31%) Amazon EMR
14 7 (1.79%) PaaS
14 7 (1.79%) Power Platform
15 6 (1.54%) Amazon Glacier
15 6 (1.54%) CloudFront
16 5 (1.28%) Amazon EKS
16 5 (1.28%) Azure Data Factory
16 5 (1.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.85%) Firewall
2 6 (1.54%) Internet
3 5 (1.28%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.03%) VSAN
5 3 (0.77%) Wireless
6 2 (0.51%) BGP
6 2 (0.51%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.51%) MPLS
6 2 (0.51%) NX-OS
6 2 (0.51%) VPLS
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (0.26%) HSRP
7 1 (0.26%) Multicast
7 1 (0.26%) Network Security
7 1 (0.26%) OSPF
7 1 (0.26%) RSVP
7 1 (0.26%) Skype
7 1 (0.26%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.31%) Hadoop
2 47 (12.05%) Big Data
3 42 (10.77%) Amazon Redshift
4 35 (8.97%) Amazon RDS
5 32 (8.21%) NoSQL
6 29 (7.44%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (5.90%) BigQuery
8 21 (5.38%) Data Lake
9 17 (4.36%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (4.36%) SQL Server
10 15 (3.85%) Amazon Athena
10 15 (3.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (3.08%) MySQL
11 12 (3.08%) Relational Database
12 10 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (2.31%) Redis
14 8 (2.05%) MongoDB
15 7 (1.79%) Pentaho
15 7 (1.79%) Power BI
15 7 (1.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 59 (15.13%) Git (software)
2 48 (12.31%) Jenkins
3 27 (6.92%) JIRA
4 24 (6.15%) RStudio
5 23 (5.90%) Artifactory
6 14 (3.59%) Bitbucket
6 14 (3.59%) GitLab
7 6 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.28%) GoogleTest
9 4 (1.03%) Maven
10 2 (0.51%) Selenium
10 2 (0.51%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.51%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.26%) Postman
11 1 (0.26%) Subversion
11 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 114 (29.23%) Finance
2 44 (11.28%) Front Office
3 31 (7.95%) Banking
4 20 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.08%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.31%) Public Sector
7 6 (1.54%) Marketing
8 5 (1.28%) Legal
9 4 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.77%) Electronics
10 3 (0.77%) Games
10 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.51%) Retail
12 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Law
12 1 (0.26%) Publishing
12 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (15.13%) Web Services
2 40 (10.26%) PySpark
3 27 (6.92%) Django
4 23 (5.90%) scikit-learn
5 21 (5.38%) Flask
5 21 (5.38%) React
5 21 (5.38%) TensorFlow
6 20 (5.13%) J2EE
6 20 (5.13%) Kafka
7 17 (4.36%) AngularJS
8 16 (4.10%) J2SE
9 14 (3.59%) NumPy
9 14 (3.59%) REST
10 13 (3.33%) Node.js
10 13 (3.33%) Pandas
11 11 (2.82%) Vue.js
12 9 (2.31%) RESTful
13 8 (2.05%) .NET
13 8 (2.05%) SciPy
14 7 (1.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 38 (9.74%) Fixed Income
3 29 (7.44%) Derivative
3 29 (7.44%) Equities
4 22 (5.64%) Hedge funds
5 13 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.08%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.31%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.79%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.03%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.03%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.51%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.51%) FMCG
11 2 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.26%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.26%) Smart City
12 1 (0.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (13.33%) Linux
2 22 (5.64%) Unix
3 7 (1.79%) FreeRTOS
3 7 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (1.79%) ThreadX
4 6 (1.54%) CentOS
5 5 (1.28%) Windows
6 1 (0.26%) Android
6 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (37.69%) DevOps
2 127 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (28.46%) Software Engineering
4 61 (15.64%) Asset Management
5 49 (12.56%) Data Science
6 44 (11.28%) Analytics
7 42 (10.77%) Machine Learning
8 39 (10.00%) ETL
9 37 (9.49%) Infrastructure as Code
10 35 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
10 35 (8.97%) Data Engineering
10 35 (8.97%) Deployment Automation
10 35 (8.97%) TDD
11 34 (8.72%) Decision-Making
12 32 (8.21%) Data Modelling
12 32 (8.21%) Microservices
13 27 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (6.41%) Infrastructure Automation
15 18 (4.62%) Test Automation
16 16 (4.10%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 390 (100.00%) Python
2 99 (25.38%) Java
3 73 (18.72%) SQL
4 48 (12.31%) Scala
5 39 (10.00%) R
6 38 (9.74%) JavaScript
7 22 (5.64%) C++
8 19 (4.87%) C
9 16 (4.10%) C#
9 16 (4.10%) Go
10 14 (3.59%) Ruby
11 11 (2.82%) Bash Shell
11 11 (2.82%) PowerShell
12 8 (2.05%) Embedded C
12 8 (2.05%) Embedded C++
13 5 (1.28%) Groovy
14 4 (1.03%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.03%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.77%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (7.18%) Security Cleared
2 27 (6.92%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.05%) Degree
4 5 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.77%) CISSP
6 2 (0.51%) CCIE
6 2 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.51%) CRISC
6 2 (0.51%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.51%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.26%) CCIE Service Provider
7 1 (0.26%) CCNP
7 1 (0.26%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.28%) QA
2 2 (0.51%) JTAG
3 1 (0.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 101 (25.90%) Docker
2 8 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (1.03%) VMware NSX
3 4 (1.03%) vSphere
4 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.26%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.26%) Firmware
4 1 (0.26%) HDFS
4 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 98 (25.13%) Kubernetes
2 89 (22.82%) Terraform
3 52 (13.33%) Ansible
4 24 (6.15%) Puppet
5 9 (2.31%) vCenter Server
6 7 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.54%) Istio
7 6 (1.54%) linkerd
8 5 (1.28%) CFEngine
8 5 (1.28%) Kubeflow
9 1 (0.26%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.26%) Grafana
9 1 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.26%) Icinga
9 1 (0.26%) Mesos
9 1 (0.26%) Packer
9 1 (0.26%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.26%) Salt
Vendors
1 47 (12.05%) Google
2 18 (4.62%) Tableau
3 15 (3.85%) VMware
4 12 (3.08%) Cisco
4 12 (3.08%) Databricks
4 12 (3.08%) Informatica
5 9 (2.31%) SAP
6 8 (2.05%) Talend
7 7 (1.79%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.54%) Oracle
9 5 (1.28%) SaltStack
10 4 (1.03%) Mercator
10 4 (1.03%) Microsoft
11 2 (0.51%) Alteryx
11 2 (0.51%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.51%) MuleSoft
12 1 (0.26%) Guidewire
12 1 (0.26%) MapR
12 1 (0.26%) Palo Alto