Period
to 16 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 July 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 Developer
England > London
6 months to
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 136 170 159
Rank change year-on-year +34 -11 +91
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 876 775 704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.13% 1.67% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 1.77% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 592 561
London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £425 £401 £375
90th Percentile £725 £725 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
London median hourly rate - £47.83 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.54% +55.88%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £8.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +525.00% -82.22% +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 38,738 43,890 39,753
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.24% 94.73% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,713 31,764 28,283
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £304
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 650 512
London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +0.82% +12.24%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £56.00 £50.57 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% +1.08% -2.63%

Python Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Python Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Python Developer in London

Python Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python Developer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python Developer in London

Python Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python Developer in London over the 6 months to 16 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python Developer in London

Python Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python Developer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python Developer in London

Python Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python Developer within the London region over the 6 months to 16 July 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
Central London +6 177 £550 +4.76% 75
West London +32 44 £500 +8.11% 19
East London +42 43 £525 -27.59% 20
South London +22 25 £525 +18.31%
Python Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 2019, 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 London region featuring Python Developer in the job title.

1 876 (100.00%) Python
2 376 (42.92%) Agile Software Development
3 263 (30.02%) SQL
4 224 (25.57%) Finance
5 215 (24.54%) Amazon AWS
6 209 (23.86%) Django
7 204 (23.29%) Java
8 198 (22.60%) JavaScript
9 175 (19.98%) TDD
10 157 (17.92%) DevOps
11 155 (17.69%) Flask
12 142 (16.21%) Docker
13 131 (14.95%) Banking
14 128 (14.61%) Test Automation
15 124 (14.16%) Pandas
16 122 (13.93%) NoSQL
17 120 (13.70%) Microservices
18 118 (13.47%) BDD
19 117 (13.36%) Front Office
20 116 (13.24%) REST
21 109 (12.44%) PostgreSQL
22 101 (11.53%) Web Services
23 100 (11.42%) Kubernetes
24 98 (11.19%) Git (software)
25 96 (10.96%) Software Engineering
26 93 (10.62%) Continuous Integration
27 91 (10.39%) HTML
28 86 (9.82%) Machine Learning
28 86 (9.82%) NumPy
29 85 (9.70%) React

Python Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 71 (8.11%) Apache Spark
1 71 (8.11%) Elasticsearch
2 36 (4.11%) Confluence
3 17 (1.94%) Apache
4 11 (1.26%) SAS
5 7 (0.80%) OpenStack
6 6 (0.68%) IPython
6 6 (0.68%) Tornado
7 4 (0.46%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.34%) CMS
8 3 (0.34%) Luigi
9 2 (0.23%) GeoServer
9 2 (0.23%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.11%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.11%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 28 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 215 (24.54%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (9.02%) Serverless
3 61 (6.96%) AWS Lambda
4 53 (6.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 51 (5.82%) Amazon S3
6 46 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 38 (4.34%) Amazon SQS
8 33 (3.77%) Amazon ECS
8 33 (3.77%) GitHub
9 28 (3.20%) SaaS
10 27 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
11 26 (2.97%) AWS CloudFormation
12 21 (2.40%) OpenShift
13 16 (1.83%) Google App Engine
14 11 (1.26%) AdWords
15 10 (1.14%) Azure Functions
16 9 (1.03%) AWS Fargate
16 9 (1.03%) Power Platform
17 7 (0.80%) Heroku
17 7 (0.80%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.26%) AMQP
2 6 (0.68%) HTTP
3 3 (0.34%) DNS
3 3 (0.34%) FTP
4 1 (0.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (13.93%) NoSQL
2 109 (12.44%) PostgreSQL
3 75 (8.56%) Big Data
4 70 (7.99%) MongoDB
5 48 (5.48%) Relational Database
6 33 (3.77%) MySQL
7 30 (3.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 28 (3.20%) Amazon RDS
9 24 (2.74%) Hadoop
10 23 (2.63%) SQL Server
11 19 (2.17%) Amazon Redshift
11 19 (2.17%) Apache Hive
12 18 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
12 18 (2.05%) Redis
13 16 (1.83%) Amazon Athena
14 11 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 11 (1.26%) Impala
15 10 (1.14%) Oracle Database
15 10 (1.14%) Spark SQL
16 9 (1.03%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 98 (11.19%) Git (software)
2 71 (8.11%) Jenkins
3 45 (5.14%) JIRA
4 39 (4.45%) Bitbucket
5 33 (3.77%) Artifactory
6 26 (2.97%) Pylint
6 26 (2.97%) Sourcetree
7 24 (2.74%) RStudio
7 24 (2.74%) Selenium
8 16 (1.83%) GitLab
9 9 (1.03%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.91%) Appium
11 7 (0.80%) CircleCI
11 7 (0.80%) gulp
11 7 (0.80%) Mercurial
11 7 (0.80%) webpack
12 6 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.46%) Jasmine
13 4 (0.46%) Karma Test Runner
13 4 (0.46%) WebDriver
General
1 224 (25.57%) Finance
2 131 (14.95%) Banking
3 117 (13.36%) Front Office
4 44 (5.02%) Investment Banking
5 28 (3.20%) Games
6 16 (1.83%) Advertising
7 15 (1.71%) Retail
8 12 (1.37%) Marketing
9 9 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.34%) Automotive
10 3 (0.34%) French Language
10 3 (0.34%) International Banking
10 3 (0.34%) Law
10 3 (0.34%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.11%) Electronics
12 1 (0.11%) Legal
12 1 (0.11%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (23.86%) Django
2 155 (17.69%) Flask
3 124 (14.16%) Pandas
4 116 (13.24%) REST
5 101 (11.53%) Web Services
6 91 (10.39%) HTML
7 86 (9.82%) NumPy
8 85 (9.70%) React
9 66 (7.53%) RESTful
10 57 (6.51%) AngularJS
11 48 (5.48%) Node.js
12 47 (5.37%) CSS
13 43 (4.91%) PySpark
14 36 (4.11%) pytest
15 30 (3.42%) Elastic Stack
16 29 (3.31%) Redux
17 27 (3.08%) J2EE
18 26 (2.97%) GraphQL
18 26 (2.97%) Spring
19 22 (2.51%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.65%) Hedge funds
2 53 (6.05%) Greenfield Project
3 42 (4.79%) Fixed Income
4 37 (4.22%) Algorithms
5 33 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 32 (3.65%) User Experience
7 30 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (3.20%) Data Protection Act
9 28 (3.20%) Data Structures
10 20 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
11 19 (2.17%) Derivative
12 18 (2.05%) Mobile App
13 17 (1.94%) Public Cloud
14 11 (1.26%) Market Risk
15 10 (1.14%) Reinsurance
16 9 (1.03%) STB
17 8 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
17 8 (0.91%) Virtual Team
18 7 (0.80%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 81 (9.25%) Linux
2 23 (2.63%) Unix
3 13 (1.48%) Android
3 13 (1.48%) Windows
4 10 (1.14%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.57%) Solaris
6 2 (0.23%) CentOS
6 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.11%) Fedora
7 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (42.92%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (19.98%) TDD
3 157 (17.92%) DevOps
4 128 (14.61%) Test Automation
5 120 (13.70%) Microservices
6 118 (13.47%) BDD
7 96 (10.96%) Software Engineering
8 93 (10.62%) Continuous Integration
9 86 (9.82%) Machine Learning
10 80 (9.13%) Analytics
11 76 (8.68%) Data Science
11 76 (8.68%) Open Source
12 67 (7.65%) SDLC
13 63 (7.19%) OO
14 62 (7.08%) Scrum
14 62 (7.08%) Web Development
15 57 (6.51%) Fintech
16 52 (5.94%) Asset Management
17 50 (5.71%) Decision-Making
17 50 (5.71%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 876 (100.00%) Python
2 263 (30.02%) SQL
3 204 (23.29%) Java
4 198 (22.60%) JavaScript
5 72 (8.22%) C++
6 50 (5.71%) Ruby
7 45 (5.14%) C#
8 39 (4.45%) Scala
9 31 (3.54%) Go
10 29 (3.31%) Bash Shell
11 22 (2.51%) Java 8
12 21 (2.40%) VBA
13 16 (1.83%) R
13 16 (1.83%) TypeScript
14 13 (1.48%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.14%) PowerShell
16 9 (1.03%) PHP
17 7 (0.80%) C
18 6 (0.68%) MATLAB
18 6 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (3.20%) Degree
2 18 (2.05%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.94%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.03%) AWS Certification
6 7 (0.80%) PhD
7 2 (0.23%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.11%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.40%) QA
2 7 (0.80%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 142 (16.21%) Docker
2 5 (0.57%) HDFS
3 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 100 (11.42%) Kubernetes
2 57 (6.51%) Terraform
3 18 (2.05%) Ansible
4 7 (0.80%) Kibana
5 6 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.34%) Grafana
8 2 (0.23%) logstash
8 2 (0.23%) Puppet
9 1 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 53 (6.05%) Splunk
2 52 (5.94%) Google
3 47 (5.37%) Oracle
4 14 (1.60%) Tableau
5 11 (1.26%) Facebook
5 11 (1.26%) Microsoft
5 11 (1.26%) Twitter
6 5 (0.57%) Alteryx
7 4 (0.46%) Sybase
7 4 (0.46%) VMware
8 3 (0.34%) Ab Initio
8 3 (0.34%) Netezza
8 3 (0.34%) Teradata
9 2 (0.23%) SAP
9 2 (0.23%) Vertica
10 1 (0.11%) Cisco
10 1 (0.11%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.11%) Informatica
10 1 (0.11%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.11%) Talend