Period
to 22 April 2021

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 April 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 Developer
England > London
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 124 137 157
Rank change year-on-year +13 +20 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 471 454 794
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.12% 1.96% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 2.10% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 369 610
10th Percentile £400 £418 £413
25th Percentile £486 £475 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £675 £650 £638
90th Percentile £750 £700 £725
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £44.43 £8.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +455.31% - -
England median hourly rate £28.66 £42.50 £53.75
% change year-on-year -32.58% -20.93% +571.88%

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 20,613 21,580 39,783
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.59% 93.39% 94.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,873 15,637 28,881
10th Percentile £328 £300 £313
25th Percentile £416 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £619 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 295 466
10th Percentile £16.19 £13.20 £12.25
25th Percentile £21.25 £16.98 £15.00
Median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +31.23% +14.29% +5.00%
75th Percentile £51.56 £46.76 £34.51
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.25 £48.23
England median hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.89% +1.47%

Python Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Python Developer in London

Python Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Python Developer in London

Python Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python Developer in London over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Python Developer in London

Python Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Python Developer in London

Python Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Python Developer in London over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 22 April 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
Central London -6 42 £575 - 67
West London +26 12 £510 -4.23% 11
East London +24 4 - - 15
Python Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, 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.

1 471 (100.00%) Python
2 183 (38.85%) AWS
3 177 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
4 166 (35.24%) Finance
5 132 (28.03%) JavaScript
6 131 (27.81%) Software Engineering
7 128 (27.18%) SQL
8 115 (24.42%) React
9 109 (23.14%) Front Office
10 105 (22.29%) Django
11 101 (21.44%) Azure
12 98 (20.81%) Java
13 96 (20.38%) Derivative
14 89 (18.90%) Equities
15 86 (18.26%) Fixed Income
15 86 (18.26%) Analytics
16 85 (18.05%) Serverless
16 85 (18.05%) Web Services
17 84 (17.83%) Docker
18 76 (16.14%) DevOps
18 76 (16.14%) AngularJS
19 74 (15.71%) AWS Lambda
20 71 (15.07%) Flask
21 57 (12.10%) Vue.js
22 54 (11.46%) Kubernetes
22 54 (11.46%) Microservices
23 51 (10.83%) Test Automation
24 49 (10.40%) TypeScript
25 48 (10.19%) TDD
26 46 (9.77%) C#

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 31 (6.58%) Apache
2 28 (5.94%) Apache Spark
3 19 (4.03%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (3.18%) nginx
5 9 (1.91%) Confluence
5 9 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.70%) CMS
7 5 (1.06%) Headless CMS
7 5 (1.06%) Jupyter
8 4 (0.85%) IPython
9 3 (0.64%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.42%) GemFire
10 2 (0.42%) Tornado
11 1 (0.21%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.21%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 7 (1.49%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 183 (38.85%) AWS
2 101 (21.44%) Azure
3 85 (18.05%) Serverless
4 74 (15.71%) AWS Lambda
5 44 (9.34%) Amazon S3
6 41 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
7 38 (8.07%) GCP
8 30 (6.37%) Azure Functions
9 26 (5.52%) Azure Logic Apps
10 21 (4.46%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 20 (4.25%) Azure Storage
12 15 (3.18%) GitHub
13 13 (2.76%) Power Platform
14 12 (2.55%) SaaS
15 8 (1.70%) Stripe
16 6 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (1.27%) Azure Service Bus
17 4 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
17 4 (0.85%) Cloud Functions
17 4 (0.85%) Cloud Run
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.70%) HTTP
2 7 (1.49%) RTMP
3 1 (0.21%) MQTT
3 1 (0.21%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (8.92%) PostgreSQL
2 36 (7.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 34 (7.22%) MongoDB
4 20 (4.25%) Azure SQL Database
5 19 (4.03%) Big Data
5 19 (4.03%) Tableau
6 18 (3.82%) Apache Ignite
6 18 (3.82%) Relational Database
7 14 (2.97%) NoSQL
8 13 (2.76%) Power BI
9 11 (2.34%) Apache Hive
9 11 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (2.34%) Hadoop
9 11 (2.34%) SQL Server
10 9 (1.91%) Data Lake
10 9 (1.91%) MySQL
11 8 (1.70%) Tableau Server
12 7 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (1.27%) HBase
14 5 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (6.58%) Jenkins
2 29 (6.16%) Git (software)
3 15 (3.18%) Artifactory
4 14 (2.97%) JIRA
5 11 (2.34%) TeamCity
6 10 (2.12%) CircleCI
7 9 (1.91%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.27%) GitLab
9 5 (1.06%) Subversion
10 3 (0.64%) Pylint
11 2 (0.42%) CruiseControl
11 2 (0.42%) Hudson
11 2 (0.42%) Selenium
11 2 (0.42%) Sourcetree
11 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.21%) Cypress.io
12 1 (0.21%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.21%) Mocha
12 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 166 (35.24%) Finance
2 109 (23.14%) Front Office
3 42 (8.92%) Banking
4 15 (3.18%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.91%) Retail
7 7 (1.49%) Back Office
8 6 (1.27%) French Language
9 5 (1.06%) Public Sector
10 4 (0.85%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.42%) Automotive
11 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.42%) Games
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (24.42%) React
2 105 (22.29%) Django
3 85 (18.05%) Web Services
4 76 (16.14%) AngularJS
5 71 (15.07%) Flask
6 57 (12.10%) Vue.js
7 38 (8.07%) Pandas
8 34 (7.22%) REST
9 33 (7.01%) NumPy
10 25 (5.31%) RESTful
10 25 (5.31%) Shiny
11 20 (4.25%) HTML
12 18 (3.82%) CSS
13 15 (3.18%) Node.js
14 14 (2.97%) .NET
14 14 (2.97%) GraphQL
15 13 (2.76%) HTML5
15 13 (2.76%) SQLAlchemy
16 12 (2.55%) gRPC
17 11 (2.34%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 96 (20.38%) Derivative
2 89 (18.90%) Equities
3 86 (18.26%) Fixed Income
4 43 (9.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 35 (7.43%) Hedge funds
6 26 (5.52%) Cloud Native
7 20 (4.25%) Greenfield Project
8 19 (4.03%) Algorithms
8 19 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (3.61%) Data Structures
10 12 (2.55%) Mobile App
11 10 (2.12%) Credit Risk
12 9 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (1.70%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.70%) Public Cloud
14 7 (1.49%) Market Risk
14 7 (1.49%) User Experience
15 6 (1.27%) Tandem
16 5 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.79%) Linux
2 9 (1.91%) Unix
3 3 (0.64%) Windows
4 2 (0.42%) CentOS
4 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.21%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (27.81%) Software Engineering
3 86 (18.26%) Analytics
4 76 (16.14%) DevOps
5 54 (11.46%) Microservices
6 51 (10.83%) Test Automation
7 48 (10.19%) TDD
8 43 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
9 41 (8.70%) Asset Management
9 41 (8.70%) Investment Management
10 37 (7.86%) SDLC
11 32 (6.79%) Continuous Improvement
12 30 (6.37%) Machine Learning
13 29 (6.16%) Computer Science
14 28 (5.94%) Data Engineering
15 26 (5.52%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (5.52%) Data Science
16 25 (5.31%) Scrum
17 24 (5.10%) ETL
18 21 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 471 (100.00%) Python
2 132 (28.03%) JavaScript
3 128 (27.18%) SQL
4 98 (20.81%) Java
5 49 (10.40%) TypeScript
6 46 (9.77%) C#
7 42 (8.92%) C++
8 40 (8.49%) Kotlin
9 29 (6.16%) Go
10 28 (5.94%) R
11 22 (4.67%) T-SQL
12 20 (4.25%) PL/SQL
13 13 (2.76%) PowerShell
14 10 (2.12%) Scala
15 9 (1.91%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.49%) Clojure
16 7 (1.49%) VBA
17 6 (1.27%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.64%) ES6
18 3 (0.64%) ES7
Qualifications
1 33 (7.01%) Degree
2 16 (3.40%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.18%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (2.12%) PhD
6 5 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.21%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.40%) QA
2 2 (0.42%) MiFID
3 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.21%) GDPR
System Software
1 84 (17.83%) Docker
2 7 (1.49%) HDFS
3 1 (0.21%) GridGain
3 1 (0.21%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.21%) Varnish
3 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 54 (11.46%) Kubernetes
2 29 (6.16%) Terraform
3 16 (3.40%) Ansible
4 3 (0.64%) Galera Cluster
4 3 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.21%) Core Impact
6 1 (0.21%) Grafana
6 1 (0.21%) Kibana
6 1 (0.21%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (7.22%) Oracle
2 19 (4.03%) MuleSoft
3 10 (2.12%) Bloomberg
4 8 (1.70%) Adyen
5 6 (1.27%) Databricks
5 6 (1.27%) MapR
6 5 (1.06%) Ab Initio
6 5 (1.06%) Google
7 3 (0.64%) Splunk
8 2 (0.42%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.21%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.21%) SAP