Period
to 27 February 2021

The median contractor rate for a Python Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 265 313 441
Rank change year-on-year +48 +128 +115
Contract jobs requiring a Python Engineer 359 476 481
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.94% 0.78% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.83% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 414 395
Median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £413 £425 £418
90th Percentile £725 £700 £681
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £31.75 £42.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.29% -3.41% -7.37%
10th Percentile £24.38 £41.25 £35.10
90th Percentile £39.33 £43.75 £54.10
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £51.25 £44.00
% change year-on-year -46.34% +16.48% -7.37%

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 35,323 57,563 85,987
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.66% 93.96% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,206 38,962 58,567
Median daily rate £475 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £460
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,326 2,070 2,514
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.26 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £17.95
% change year-on-year +21.62% +3.06% -0.28%

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 27 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Python Engineer in England over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 27 February 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 +16 285 £575 +4.55% 100
South West +51 15 £393 -13.97% 8
South East +87 14 £475 -9.52% 20
North of England +86 13 £438 -12.50% 13
North West +61 8 £413 -25.00% 7
East of England +49 6 £413 -25.00% 14
Yorkshire +45 5 £475 -5.00% 5
Midlands +32 4 £425 -19.05% 8
West Midlands +23 3 £425 -19.05% 7
East Midlands +24 1 £438 -2.78% 1
Python Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 359 (100.00%) Python
2 218 (60.72%) AWS
3 151 (42.06%) SQL
4 149 (41.50%) Software Engineering
5 148 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
6 117 (32.59%) Java
7 108 (30.08%) Finance
8 101 (28.13%) Web Services
9 96 (26.74%) Serverless
10 90 (25.07%) AWS Lambda
11 87 (24.23%) Front Office
11 87 (24.23%) JavaScript
12 86 (23.96%) DevOps
13 81 (22.56%) React
14 80 (22.28%) Fixed Income
15 74 (20.61%) Equities
15 74 (20.61%) Amazon S3
16 73 (20.33%) Kotlin
16 73 (20.33%) Asset Management
17 72 (20.06%) Kubernetes
18 71 (19.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 70 (19.50%) Derivative
20 66 (18.38%) Azure
21 65 (18.11%) Amazon EC2
22 57 (15.88%) Apache Spark
23 54 (15.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 53 (14.76%) AngularJS
25 52 (14.48%) Vue.js
26 50 (13.93%) Terraform
26 50 (13.93%) TypeScript

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 57 (15.88%) Apache Spark
2 47 (13.09%) Apache
3 22 (6.13%) Apache Airflow
4 19 (5.29%) Confluence
5 5 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.11%) Jupyter
6 4 (1.11%) SAS
6 4 (1.11%) Tornado
7 2 (0.56%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.28%) Luigi
8 1 (0.28%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 218 (60.72%) AWS
2 96 (26.74%) Serverless
3 90 (25.07%) AWS Lambda
4 74 (20.61%) Amazon S3
5 66 (18.38%) Azure
6 65 (18.11%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (7.24%) GCP
8 20 (5.57%) Amazon Kinesis
9 18 (5.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 13 (3.62%) Amazon EMR
10 13 (3.62%) Power Platform
11 11 (3.06%) Amazon Glacier
12 10 (2.79%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (2.79%) Azure Data Factory
13 9 (2.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (2.51%) SaaS
14 8 (2.23%) GitHub
15 7 (1.95%) AWS CodePipeline
16 6 (1.67%) AWS CodeCommit
16 6 (1.67%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.79%) DHCP
1 10 (2.79%) DNS
1 10 (2.79%) HTTP
2 9 (2.51%) DMZ
2 9 (2.51%) Firewall
2 9 (2.51%) Wireless
3 8 (2.23%) IPv6
4 7 (1.95%) VLAN
4 7 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.39%) Network Security
6 2 (0.56%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.56%) VPN
6 2 (0.56%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.28%) Broadband
7 1 (0.28%) DECT
7 1 (0.28%) IPv4
7 1 (0.28%) MGCP
7 1 (0.28%) PPP
7 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (19.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 33 (9.19%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (8.91%) Amazon RDS
4 31 (8.64%) Apache Ignite
5 30 (8.36%) Big Data
6 20 (5.57%) Data Lake
6 20 (5.57%) Tableau
7 19 (5.29%) BigQuery
8 17 (4.74%) Amazon Athena
8 17 (4.74%) Amazon Redshift
9 13 (3.62%) Power BI
10 11 (3.06%) Hadoop
10 11 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (2.79%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (2.79%) Cloud Spanner
11 10 (2.79%) Looker
12 9 (2.51%) MongoDB
12 9 (2.51%) Parquet
13 8 (2.23%) Bigtable
13 8 (2.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (7.80%) JIRA
2 26 (7.24%) Git (software)
2 26 (7.24%) Jenkins
3 17 (4.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (2.23%) Maven
5 6 (1.67%) GitLab
6 4 (1.11%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.11%) GDB
6 4 (1.11%) Selenium
7 3 (0.84%) webpack
8 2 (0.56%) Cypress.io
8 2 (0.56%) Gradle
8 2 (0.56%) JUnit
8 2 (0.56%) Spinnaker
8 2 (0.56%) TestRail
9 1 (0.28%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.28%) REST Assured
9 1 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.28%) Sourcetree
9 1 (0.28%) Terragrunt
General
1 108 (30.08%) Finance
2 87 (24.23%) Front Office
3 14 (3.90%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.62%) Banking
5 8 (2.23%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.39%) Retail
7 3 (0.84%) Electronics
7 3 (0.84%) Games
7 3 (0.84%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
8 1 (0.28%) Back Office
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) German Language
8 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (28.13%) Web Services
2 81 (22.56%) React
3 53 (14.76%) AngularJS
4 52 (14.48%) Vue.js
5 43 (11.98%) Kafka
6 25 (6.96%) Node.js
7 24 (6.69%) gRPC
8 20 (5.57%) RESTful
9 18 (5.01%) NumPy
9 18 (5.01%) Protocol Buffers
9 18 (5.01%) REST
10 17 (4.74%) Celery
10 17 (4.74%) Flask
11 16 (4.46%) PySpark
12 15 (4.18%) XML
13 11 (3.06%) Pandas
14 10 (2.79%) Django
14 10 (2.79%) HTML
15 9 (2.51%) GraphQL
16 8 (2.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 80 (22.28%) Fixed Income
2 74 (20.61%) Equities
3 70 (19.50%) Derivative
4 54 (15.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 49 (13.65%) Hedge funds
6 19 (5.29%) Algorithms
7 16 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (4.18%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (3.34%) Cloud Native
9 12 (3.34%) Data Structures
10 11 (3.06%) Public Cloud
11 8 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.39%) User Experience
13 4 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
14 3 (0.84%) iPad
15 2 (0.56%) Mobile App
16 1 (0.28%) CUDA
16 1 (0.28%) EPoS
16 1 (0.28%) Social Media
16 1 (0.28%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.03%) Linux
2 7 (1.95%) Windows
3 5 (1.39%) OpenWrt
3 5 (1.39%) Unix
4 3 (0.84%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.56%) CentOS
6 1 (0.28%) Android
6 1 (0.28%) Debian
6 1 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.28%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (41.50%) Software Engineering
2 148 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (23.96%) DevOps
4 73 (20.33%) Asset Management
5 49 (13.65%) Business Intelligence
5 49 (13.65%) Data Modelling
6 46 (12.81%) Analytics
7 42 (11.70%) Test Automation
8 38 (10.58%) ETL
9 33 (9.19%) Microservices
9 33 (9.19%) TDD
10 32 (8.91%) Investment Management
11 31 (8.64%) Data Engineering
11 31 (8.64%) Data Science
12 30 (8.36%) Machine Learning
13 20 (5.57%) Performance Attribution
14 18 (5.01%) Scrum
15 15 (4.18%) BDD
15 15 (4.18%) Data Development
16 14 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 359 (100.00%) Python
2 151 (42.06%) SQL
3 117 (32.59%) Java
4 87 (24.23%) JavaScript
5 73 (20.33%) Kotlin
6 50 (13.93%) TypeScript
7 31 (8.64%) Scala
8 26 (7.24%) C
9 17 (4.74%) Bash Shell
9 17 (4.74%) C#
10 13 (3.62%) C++
10 13 (3.62%) Clojure
10 13 (3.62%) PowerShell
11 10 (2.79%) Go
11 10 (2.79%) Java 8
11 10 (2.79%) R
12 8 (2.23%) Perl
13 6 (1.67%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.67%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (6.41%) Security Cleared
2 21 (5.85%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.51%) Degree
4 3 (0.84%) PhD
5 2 (0.56%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.56%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.28%) CCNA
6 1 (0.28%) CCNP
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.74%) QA
2 4 (1.11%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.28%) GDPR
3 1 (0.28%) JTAG
3 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (11.98%) Docker
2 5 (1.39%) HDFS
3 2 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.56%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.28%) oVirt
4 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 72 (20.06%) Kubernetes
2 50 (13.93%) Terraform
3 24 (6.69%) Ansible
4 13 (3.62%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.95%) Puppet
6 3 (0.84%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.56%) Argo
7 2 (0.56%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.56%) vRealize
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.28%) Control-M
8 1 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.28%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.28%) Salt
8 1 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 23 (6.41%) Databricks
2 18 (5.01%) Bloomberg
2 18 (5.01%) Google
3 10 (2.79%) Cisco
4 9 (2.51%) Fortinet
4 9 (2.51%) Microsoft
5 8 (2.23%) Informatica
6 7 (1.95%) F5
6 7 (1.95%) Oracle
7 6 (1.67%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.39%) Splunk
9 4 (1.11%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.84%) Sage
10 3 (0.84%) SAP
10 3 (0.84%) VMware
11 2 (0.56%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.56%) MapR
11 2 (0.56%) Talend
12 1 (0.28%) Alteryx
12 1 (0.28%) Palantir