Period
to 21 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior Python Developer was £613 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 September 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.

Senior Python Developer
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 413 667 762
Rank change year-on-year +254 +95 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Python Developer 55 133 127
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 105 83
Median daily rate £613 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.36% +2.33% +2.38%
10th Percentile £425 £434 £425
90th Percentile £813 £728 £755
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £538
% change year-on-year +9.09% +2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 23,785 75,770 88,934
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.69% 94.17% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,211 50,319 59,063
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 2,519 2,866
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £18.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +8.28% -1.23%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.17 £11.12
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% +11.11% -3.74%

Senior Python Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Python Developer in England

Senior Python Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Senior Python Developer in England

Senior Python Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior Python Developer in England over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Senior Python Developer in England

Senior Python Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Senior Python Developer in England

Senior Python Developer
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 Senior Python Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 21 September 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 +144 55 £613 +11.36% 25
Senior Python Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, Senior Python Developer 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 Senior Python Developer in the job title.

1 55 (100.00%) Python
2 28 (50.91%) AWS
3 27 (49.09%) Azure
4 26 (47.27%) DevOps
5 22 (40.00%) Banking
5 22 (40.00%) Finance
6 19 (34.55%) Front Office
6 19 (34.55%) SQL
7 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (27.27%) Linux
8 15 (27.27%) Software Engineering
9 14 (25.45%) Microservices
10 13 (23.64%) Fixed Income
11 12 (21.82%) Test Automation
11 12 (21.82%) Docker
12 11 (20.00%) Hedge funds
12 11 (20.00%) NoSQL
12 11 (20.00%) TDD
13 10 (18.18%) Web Services
13 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
13 10 (18.18%) MongoDB
13 10 (18.18%) Asset Management
13 10 (18.18%) Serverless
14 9 (16.36%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (16.36%) Azure Functions
14 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (16.36%) Git (software)
15 8 (14.55%) Visualisation
15 8 (14.55%) Spotfire
15 8 (14.55%) Investment Banking

Senior Python Developer 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 2 (3.64%) Apache Spark
1 2 (3.64%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (3.64%) IIS
1 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.82%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (1.82%) Gunicorn
2 1 (1.82%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.82%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 28 (50.91%) AWS
2 27 (49.09%) Azure
3 10 (18.18%) Serverless
4 9 (16.36%) AWS Lambda
4 9 (16.36%) Azure Functions
5 3 (5.45%) G Suite
5 3 (5.45%) GCP
5 3 (5.45%) Google App Engine
6 2 (3.64%) Office 365
6 2 (3.64%) PaaS
7 1 (1.82%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (1.82%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.82%) Kong
7 1 (1.82%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 10 (18.18%) MongoDB
3 8 (14.55%) Spotfire
4 7 (12.73%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (12.73%) Redis
5 5 (9.09%) Hadoop
6 4 (7.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (5.45%) BigQuery
7 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (5.45%) KDB
8 2 (3.64%) MySQL
8 2 (3.64%) ObjectStore
8 2 (3.64%) Parquet
8 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
8 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
9 1 (1.82%) Amazon Athena
9 1 (1.82%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (1.82%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (1.82%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Git (software)
2 8 (14.55%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.45%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.45%) JIRA
3 3 (5.45%) JUnit
3 3 (5.45%) Maven
4 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.82%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (40.00%) Banking
1 22 (40.00%) Finance
2 19 (34.55%) Front Office
3 8 (14.55%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.82%) Automotive
5 1 (1.82%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) Web Services
2 7 (12.73%) Django
3 6 (10.91%) .NET
3 6 (10.91%) Kafka
3 6 (10.91%) NumPy
3 6 (10.91%) Pandas
3 6 (10.91%) SQLAlchemy
4 5 (9.09%) Flask
4 5 (9.09%) Twisted
5 3 (5.45%) Google Maps API
5 3 (5.45%) Guice
5 3 (5.45%) OAuth
5 3 (5.45%) REST
5 3 (5.45%) RESTful
5 3 (5.45%) SciPy
6 2 (3.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (3.64%) scikit-learn
6 2 (3.64%) STL
7 1 (1.82%) ADO
7 1 (1.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Fixed Income
2 11 (20.00%) Hedge funds
3 8 (14.55%) Derivative
4 7 (12.73%) Equities
5 5 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (5.45%) Cloud Native
6 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (5.45%) Market Risk
6 3 (5.45%) Public Cloud
6 3 (5.45%) Swaptions
7 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) CentOS
2 3 (5.45%) Fedora
3 2 (3.64%) Unix
3 2 (3.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) DevOps
2 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 14 (25.45%) Microservices
5 12 (21.82%) Test Automation
6 11 (20.00%) TDD
7 10 (18.18%) Asset Management
8 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (14.55%) Visualisation
10 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure as Code
10 6 (10.91%) Low Latency
10 6 (10.91%) Mentoring
10 6 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (9.09%) Kanban
11 5 (9.09%) Open Source
11 5 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
11 5 (9.09%) Systematic Trading
11 5 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 55 (100.00%) Python
2 19 (34.55%) SQL
3 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.55%) Java
4 8 (14.55%) VBA
5 6 (10.91%) C++
6 5 (9.09%) Go
7 3 (5.45%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.64%) C#
8 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.64%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (21.82%) Docker
2 2 (3.64%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) Kubernetes
2 5 (9.09%) Terraform
3 1 (1.82%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (9.09%) Bloomberg
2 4 (7.27%) Oracle
3 3 (5.45%) Google
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.45%) Murex
3 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.82%) Adobe