Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 230 266
Rank change year-on-year +57 +36 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 727 499 418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.55% 1.10% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.16% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 375 341
London median daily rate £550 £463 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.92% -7.50% +2.04%
10th Percentile £413 £317 £338
90th Percentile £688 £638 £675
England median daily rate £525 £450 £464
% change year-on-year +16.67% -2.96% +3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £55.00 -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £40.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -7.41% -4.71% +13.33%

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 44411 43038 44839
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.01% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 32161 30620 31621
London median daily rate £492 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.54% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £265
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 556 694
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.75% +7.40%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +52 162 £600 +20.00% 21
West London +26 45 £513 +41.38% 3
South London -21 10 £550 -
East London -5 2 £575 +27.78% 1
Python Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Python Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Python Developer in the job title.

1 727 (100.00%) Python
2 296 (40.72%) Agile Software Development
3 246 (33.84%) Finance
4 189 (26.00%) Java
5 176 (24.21%) SQL
6 171 (23.52%) JavaScript
7 169 (23.25%) Banking
8 167 (22.97%) TDD
9 159 (21.87%) Django
10 137 (18.84%) Front Office
11 126 (17.33%) Flask
12 120 (16.51%) Linux
13 98 (13.48%) PostgreSQL
14 96 (13.20%) DevOps
15 95 (13.07%) Docker
15 95 (13.07%) Relational Database
16 93 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
17 92 (12.65%) HTML
18 91 (12.52%) C++
19 88 (12.10%) CSS
19 88 (12.10%) OO
20 86 (11.83%) Git (software)
21 83 (11.42%) Amazon AWS
22 82 (11.28%) RESTful
22 82 (11.28%) Investment Banking
23 79 (10.87%) SQL Server
24 75 (10.32%) Unix
24 75 (10.32%) Derivative
25 74 (10.18%) MySQL
26 67 (9.22%) Microservices

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 20 (2.75%) Apache Spark
2 18 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (1.79%) Apache
4 9 (1.24%) Jupyter
5 7 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (0.96%) Confluence
6 6 (0.83%) Apache Airflow
6 6 (0.83%) IIS
6 6 (0.83%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.69%) nginx
8 4 (0.55%) CMS
9 2 (0.28%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.28%) Ethereum
9 2 (0.28%) Tornado
9 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.14%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.14%) Facebook Platform
10 1 (0.14%) Luigi
10 1 (0.14%) SAS
10 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.14%) Gephi
2 1 (0.14%) GIMP
2 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) BondVision
2 2 (0.28%) Odoo
3 1 (0.14%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 83 (11.42%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (3.71%) GitHub
3 22 (3.03%) Serverless
4 16 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (0.96%) OpenShift
8 6 (0.83%) npm
8 6 (0.83%) Slack
8 6 (0.83%) Trello
9 5 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.55%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.55%) PaaS
11 3 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.28%) Heroku
12 2 (0.28%) IaaS
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.38%) HTTP
2 3 (0.41%) Skype
3 2 (0.28%) DSL
3 2 (0.28%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.14%) DNS
4 1 (0.14%) Internet
4 1 (0.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (13.48%) PostgreSQL
2 95 (13.07%) Relational Database
3 79 (10.87%) SQL Server
4 74 (10.18%) MySQL
5 65 (8.94%) NoSQL
6 48 (6.60%) RDBMS
7 45 (6.19%) Big Data
8 26 (3.58%) MongoDB
9 21 (2.89%) Hadoop
10 19 (2.61%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (1.79%) Blockchain
11 13 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (1.65%) Data Mining
12 12 (1.65%) Redis
13 6 (0.83%) Neo4j
13 6 (0.83%) ObjectStore
14 5 (0.69%) HBase
14 5 (0.69%) OLTP
14 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.41%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 86 (11.83%) Git (software)
2 42 (5.78%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.48%) JIRA
4 15 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.51%) Subversion
6 8 (1.10%) PyCharm
7 6 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.83%) Bower
8 5 (0.69%) Codeception
8 5 (0.69%) Codeship
8 5 (0.69%) PHPUnit
8 5 (0.69%) Selenium
9 4 (0.55%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.41%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.41%) Mockito
11 2 (0.28%) Gradle
11 2 (0.28%) Grunt
11 2 (0.28%) PyUnit
11 2 (0.28%) Vagrant
General
1 246 (33.84%) Finance
2 169 (23.25%) Banking
3 137 (18.84%) Front Office
4 82 (11.28%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.34%) Retail
6 12 (1.65%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.65%) Marketing
6 12 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.38%) Electronics
7 10 (1.38%) Games
8 9 (1.24%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.69%) Billing
9 5 (0.69%) Publishing
10 3 (0.41%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.28%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Back Office
12 1 (0.14%) Legal
12 1 (0.14%) Military
12 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (21.87%) Django
2 126 (17.33%) Flask
3 92 (12.65%) HTML
4 88 (12.10%) CSS
5 82 (11.28%) RESTful
6 61 (8.39%) Node.js
7 56 (7.70%) Pandas
8 50 (6.88%) AngularJS
8 50 (6.88%) jQuery
9 49 (6.74%) NumPy
10 48 (6.60%) Web Services
11 46 (6.33%) HTML5
12 40 (5.50%) REST
13 36 (4.95%) React
14 29 (3.99%) SciPy
15 24 (3.30%) XML
16 22 (3.03%) JSON
17 20 (2.75%) CSS3
17 20 (2.75%) OAuth2
18 19 (2.61%) Celery
Miscellaneous
1 75 (10.32%) Derivative
2 65 (8.94%) Fixed Income
3 54 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (6.74%) Computer Science
5 46 (6.33%) Credit Risk
6 45 (6.19%) Greenfield Project
7 29 (3.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 25 (3.44%) Data Structures
9 20 (2.75%) Fintech
10 18 (2.48%) Market Risk
11 15 (2.06%) Algorithms
12 13 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.38%) Blog
13 10 (1.38%) Robotics
14 8 (1.10%) Credit Derivative
15 7 (0.96%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.96%) User Experience
16 6 (0.83%) Equity Derivative
16 6 (0.83%) STB
17 5 (0.69%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 120 (16.51%) Linux
2 75 (10.32%) Unix
3 25 (3.44%) Windows
4 14 (1.93%) Mac OS X
5 10 (1.38%) Android
6 7 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.83%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.14%) Solaris
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (40.72%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (22.97%) TDD
3 96 (13.20%) DevOps
4 93 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
5 88 (12.10%) OO
6 67 (9.22%) Microservices
7 66 (9.08%) Mathematics
8 61 (8.39%) Pair Programming
9 60 (8.25%) Scrum
10 59 (8.12%) BDD
11 53 (7.29%) Machine Learning
12 52 (7.15%) SDLC
13 51 (7.02%) Web Development
14 43 (5.91%) Analytics
15 42 (5.78%) Unit Testing
16 41 (5.64%) Software Engineering
17 39 (5.36%) Test Automation
18 37 (5.09%) OOP
19 36 (4.95%) Front End Development
20 35 (4.81%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 727 (100.00%) Python
2 189 (26.00%) Java
3 176 (24.21%) SQL
4 171 (23.52%) JavaScript
5 91 (12.52%) C++
6 64 (8.80%) C#
7 58 (7.98%) VBA
8 47 (6.46%) Scala
9 36 (4.95%) Go
10 23 (3.16%) Ruby
11 20 (2.75%) R
12 15 (2.06%) C
13 13 (1.79%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.24%) PHP
15 8 (1.10%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.83%) GraphQL
17 5 (0.69%) Groovy
17 5 (0.69%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.69%) TypeScript
18 4 (0.55%) F#
Qualifications
1 35 (4.81%) Degree
2 15 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
2 15 (2.06%) PhD
2 15 (2.06%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.24%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.41%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (0.28%) CCSP
7 2 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.28%) CISM
7 2 (0.28%) CISSP
7 2 (0.28%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.28%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.10%) QA
2 5 (0.69%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.69%) OASIS TOSCA
3 3 (0.41%) MiFID
4 2 (0.28%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 95 (13.07%) Docker
2 4 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.41%) HDFS
4 1 (0.14%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 32 (4.40%) Kubernetes
2 20 (2.75%) Ansible
3 13 (1.79%) Kibana
3 13 (1.79%) logstash
3 13 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.65%) Puppet
5 10 (1.38%) Prometheus
6 6 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (0.69%) Cloudify
7 5 (0.69%) StackStorm
7 5 (0.69%) Terraform
8 4 (0.55%) Oozie
9 3 (0.41%) Grafana
10 2 (0.28%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.28%) Packer
Vendors
1 52 (7.15%) Oracle
2 22 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 13 (1.79%) AppDynamics
3 13 (1.79%) Splunk
4 9 (1.24%) SAP
5 7 (0.96%) Apple
5 7 (0.96%) Tableau
6 6 (0.83%) Google
6 6 (0.83%) ServiceNow
6 6 (0.83%) Sybase
7 4 (0.55%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.55%) Calypso
7 4 (0.55%) Cloudera
8 3 (0.41%) Bloomberg
8 3 (0.41%) MarketAxess
8 3 (0.41%) Reuters
8 3 (0.41%) Tradeweb
8 3 (0.41%) Twitter
9 2 (0.28%) Murex
9 2 (0.28%) Symantec