Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 173 230
Rank change year-on-year +13 +57 +74
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 811 709 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.76% 1.60% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.69% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 572 380
London median daily rate £538 £538 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +19.44% -10.00%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £325
90th Percentile £715 £688 £632
England median daily rate £513 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
London median hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £53.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.54% -19.81% -
England median hourly rate £8.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -82.22% +9.76% +2.50%

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 43,493 42,034 42,552
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.60% 95.00% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,431 30,163 30,559
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 602 524 503
London median hourly rate £19.25 £21.02 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.40% +9.28% -0.70%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.38 £48.47 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% -1.58% +5.67%

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018. 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 +27 217 £550 -6.78% 59
South London -16 26 £488 -11.36% 1
West London -47 21 £480 -4.00% 23
East London -6 7 £713 +50.00% 11
Python Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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.

1 811 (100.00%) Python
2 274 (33.79%) Finance
3 230 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
4 210 (25.89%) Django
5 207 (25.52%) SQL
6 166 (20.47%) JavaScript
7 146 (18.00%) Linux
8 137 (16.89%) Banking
9 131 (16.15%) TDD
10 123 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
11 115 (14.18%) Git (software)
12 106 (13.07%) HTML
13 105 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
14 103 (12.70%) Docker
15 96 (11.84%) Java
15 96 (11.84%) Front Office
16 92 (11.34%) PostgreSQL
17 91 (11.22%) OO
17 91 (11.22%) Pandas
18 88 (10.85%) Flask
18 88 (10.85%) Jenkins
19 85 (10.48%) NumPy
19 85 (10.48%) CSS
20 83 (10.23%) React
21 81 (9.99%) DevOps
21 81 (9.99%) REST
22 79 (9.74%) Microservices
23 78 (9.62%) Oracle
24 77 (9.49%) C++
25 71 (8.75%) Web Development

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 65 (8.01%) Apache Spark
2 63 (7.77%) Elasticsearch
3 35 (4.32%) Apache
4 28 (3.45%) CMS
5 18 (2.22%) Confluence
6 15 (1.85%) Apache Airflow
7 12 (1.48%) Apache Solr
7 12 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
8 10 (1.23%) nginx
9 7 (0.86%) Jupyter
10 5 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.62%) Tornado
11 3 (0.37%) Gunicorn
11 3 (0.37%) IPython
11 3 (0.37%) Luigi
12 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.25%) SAS
13 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.12%) DataSynapse
13 1 (0.12%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 24 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.37%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.12%) HipChat
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 105 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.21%) Google Cloud Platform
3 25 (3.08%) Serverless
4 23 (2.84%) GitHub
5 21 (2.59%) AWS Lambda
6 19 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (1.85%) OpenShift
8 7 (0.86%) Google App Engine
9 6 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.74%) NuGet
9 6 (0.74%) PaaS
10 5 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.62%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.49%) IaaS
12 3 (0.37%) AdWords
13 2 (0.25%) npm
13 2 (0.25%) Slack
13 2 (0.25%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.11%) HTTP
2 8 (0.99%) Internet
3 7 (0.86%) Intranet
3 7 (0.86%) SSL
4 6 (0.74%) AMQP
5 5 (0.62%) DNS
5 5 (0.62%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.49%) BIG-IP
6 4 (0.49%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.37%) MQTT
8 2 (0.25%) Junos
9 1 (0.12%) DHCP
9 1 (0.12%) FTP
9 1 (0.12%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (11.34%) PostgreSQL
2 70 (8.63%) Relational Database
3 44 (5.43%) NoSQL
3 44 (5.43%) SQL Server
4 42 (5.18%) Big Data
5 40 (4.93%) MySQL
6 39 (4.81%) Redis
7 24 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (2.59%) Hadoop
8 21 (2.59%) MongoDB
9 17 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (1.73%) Data Mining
10 14 (1.73%) KDB
11 12 (1.48%) DB2
12 10 (1.23%) RDBMS
13 9 (1.11%) Data Lake
14 8 (0.99%) Blockchain
15 6 (0.74%) Apache Hive
16 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 115 (14.18%) Git (software)
2 88 (10.85%) Jenkins
3 43 (5.30%) TeamCity
4 35 (4.32%) JIRA
5 25 (3.08%) Subversion
6 11 (1.36%) Vagrant
7 10 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.99%) Cucumber
8 8 (0.99%) Selenium
9 7 (0.86%) GitLab
9 7 (0.86%) gulp
9 7 (0.86%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.74%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.74%) MSBuild
10 6 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.62%) Gatling
11 5 (0.62%) IntelliJ
11 5 (0.62%) Mocha
11 5 (0.62%) Robot Framework
12 4 (0.49%) webpack
General
1 274 (33.79%) Finance
2 137 (16.89%) Banking
3 96 (11.84%) Front Office
4 44 (5.43%) Investment Banking
5 15 (1.85%) Retail
6 11 (1.36%) Marketing
6 11 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.99%) Advertising
9 7 (0.86%) Back Office
10 5 (0.62%) Law
11 4 (0.49%) Games
11 4 (0.49%) Legal
12 3 (0.37%) French Language
12 3 (0.37%) Prime Brokerage
13 2 (0.25%) Arabic Language
13 2 (0.25%) German Language
14 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (25.89%) Django
2 106 (13.07%) HTML
3 91 (11.22%) Pandas
4 88 (10.85%) Flask
5 85 (10.48%) CSS
5 85 (10.48%) NumPy
6 83 (10.23%) React
7 81 (9.99%) REST
8 64 (7.89%) AngularJS
9 62 (7.64%) Web Services
10 38 (4.69%) PySpark
11 36 (4.44%) Kafka
12 34 (4.19%) Node.js
13 32 (3.95%) HTML5
14 31 (3.82%) RESTful
15 28 (3.45%) SQLAlchemy
16 24 (2.96%) SciPy
17 23 (2.84%) jQuery
18 21 (2.59%) CSS3
19 19 (2.34%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.64%) Derivative
2 57 (7.03%) Computer Science
2 57 (7.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 56 (6.91%) Algorithms
4 54 (6.66%) Greenfield Project
5 52 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
6 50 (6.17%) Data Structures
7 37 (4.56%) Fixed Income
8 31 (3.82%) Hedge funds
9 19 (2.34%) Fintech
10 15 (1.85%) Equities
11 14 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.48%) User Experience
13 9 (1.11%) Equity Derivative
13 9 (1.11%) Grid Computing
13 9 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (1.11%) Robotics
14 8 (0.99%) Market Risk
14 8 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
15 7 (0.86%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 146 (18.00%) Linux
2 51 (6.29%) Unix
3 21 (2.59%) Windows
4 5 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.49%) Solaris
5 4 (0.49%) SUSE
5 4 (0.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.37%) CentOS
6 3 (0.37%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.25%) Android
7 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.25%) VMS
8 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.12%) Debian
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (16.15%) TDD
3 123 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
4 91 (11.22%) OO
5 81 (9.99%) DevOps
6 79 (9.74%) Microservices
7 71 (8.75%) Web Development
8 70 (8.63%) Machine Learning
9 58 (7.15%) SDLC
9 58 (7.15%) Software Engineering
10 49 (6.04%) Data Science
11 46 (5.67%) Analytics
11 46 (5.67%) Pair Programming
11 46 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
12 45 (5.55%) Artificial Intelligence
13 44 (5.43%) Scrum
14 43 (5.30%) OOD
15 40 (4.93%) Open Source
16 39 (4.81%) BDD
17 37 (4.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 811 (100.00%) Python
2 207 (25.52%) SQL
3 166 (20.47%) JavaScript
4 96 (11.84%) Java
5 77 (9.49%) C++
6 51 (6.29%) C#
7 44 (5.43%) Perl
8 29 (3.58%) Go
9 26 (3.21%) Shell Script
10 24 (2.96%) R
10 24 (2.96%) VBA
11 23 (2.84%) C
12 18 (2.22%) Scala
13 16 (1.97%) Ruby
14 15 (1.85%) Bash Shell
15 14 (1.73%) ES6
16 12 (1.48%) PHP
17 6 (0.74%) MATLAB
18 5 (0.62%) IronPython
19 4 (0.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (6.66%) Degree
2 19 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (0.62%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.25%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.12%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.48%) SLA
2 8 (0.99%) GCP
3 7 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.62%) EMIR
5 4 (0.49%) MiFID
6 2 (0.25%) GDPR
6 2 (0.25%) QA
7 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 103 (12.70%) Docker
2 6 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.37%) Varnish
4 2 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.25%) etcd
4 2 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.12%) Ceph
5 1 (0.12%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 51 (6.29%) Ansible
2 33 (4.07%) Kubernetes
3 27 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (3.21%) Terraform
5 23 (2.84%) Puppet
6 14 (1.73%) Salt
7 5 (0.62%) Grafana
7 5 (0.62%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.49%) CFEngine
9 3 (0.37%) Kibana
9 3 (0.37%) logstash
9 3 (0.37%) Oozie
10 2 (0.25%) Consul
10 2 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.12%) Control-M
11 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.12%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.12%) Mesos
Vendors
1 78 (9.62%) Oracle
2 33 (4.07%) Splunk
3 32 (3.95%) Google
4 31 (3.82%) Sybase
5 14 (1.73%) Tableau
6 8 (0.99%) Microsoft
7 7 (0.86%) F5
7 7 (0.86%) SAP
8 6 (0.74%) Cisco
8 6 (0.74%) IBM
8 6 (0.74%) Perforce
9 5 (0.62%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.49%) DevExpress
10 4 (0.49%) SaltStack
11 3 (0.37%) Capita
12 2 (0.25%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.25%) Dell
12 2 (0.25%) Juniper
12 2 (0.25%) VMware