Period
to 16 January 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 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 163 203 211
Rank change year-on-year +40 +8 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 762 639 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.71% 1.38% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.45% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 513 388
London median daily rate £550 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £409 £413 £344
90th Percentile £700 £688 £641
England median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
London median hourly rate £16.50 - £55.00
10th Percentile £16.25 - £52.50
90th Percentile £16.75 - £57.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% -13.58% -14.74%

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 42,064 44,044 39,642
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.87% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,219 32,042 28,279
London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £669 £640
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 573 576 558
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.92 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.41% -3.24% +8.34%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.69
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.16
% change year-on-year +1.08% +1.90% +0.86%

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 January 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 January 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 +20 203 £550 -4.35% 74
East London 0 33 £525 -8.70% 28
West London +2 22 £410 -21.90% 34
South London +16 20 £513 -6.82% 1
Python Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 762 (100.00%) Python
2 285 (37.40%) Finance
3 247 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
4 209 (27.43%) SQL
5 197 (25.85%) Django
6 163 (21.39%) Banking
7 158 (20.73%) Pandas
8 154 (20.21%) TDD
9 140 (18.37%) NumPy
10 134 (17.59%) Flask
11 118 (15.49%) Microservices
12 116 (15.22%) JavaScript
13 106 (13.91%) Linux
14 105 (13.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 101 (13.25%) PostgreSQL
16 99 (12.99%) Elasticsearch
17 96 (12.60%) Java
18 94 (12.34%) OO
18 94 (12.34%) Amazon AWS
19 93 (12.20%) Git (software)
19 93 (12.20%) DevOps
20 89 (11.68%) Docker
21 87 (11.42%) Splunk
22 86 (11.29%) Front Office
23 80 (10.50%) PySpark
24 77 (10.10%) Apache Spark
25 76 (9.97%) Machine Learning
26 73 (9.58%) Jenkins
27 68 (8.92%) NoSQL
28 67 (8.79%) Open Source

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 99 (12.99%) Elasticsearch
2 77 (10.10%) Apache Spark
3 37 (4.86%) Confluence
4 19 (2.49%) IPython
5 18 (2.36%) Apache
6 13 (1.71%) Apache Solr
7 8 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (0.92%) Gunicorn
8 7 (0.92%) SAS
8 7 (0.92%) Tornado
9 6 (0.79%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.39%) CMS
10 3 (0.39%) Luigi
11 2 (0.26%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.26%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.13%) Apache Qpid
12 1 (0.13%) Facebook Platform
12 1 (0.13%) nginx
12 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.79%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.13%) GIMP
4 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 94 (12.34%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (4.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 21 (2.76%) Serverless
5 19 (2.49%) SaaS
6 17 (2.23%) PaaS
7 16 (2.10%) AWS Lambda
8 15 (1.97%) Google App Engine
8 15 (1.97%) Heroku
9 13 (1.71%) GitHub
9 13 (1.71%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.79%) Azure Functions
11 5 (0.66%) AdWords
11 5 (0.66%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.13%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.02%) HTTP
2 10 (1.31%) Internet
2 10 (1.31%) SSL
3 8 (1.05%) Intranet
4 5 (0.66%) AMQP
5 4 (0.52%) BIG-IP
5 4 (0.52%) DNS
5 4 (0.52%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.13%) Broadband
6 1 (0.13%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (13.25%) PostgreSQL
2 68 (8.92%) NoSQL
3 50 (6.56%) Relational Database
4 43 (5.64%) MongoDB
5 38 (4.99%) Big Data
6 33 (4.33%) MySQL
7 30 (3.94%) Apache Cassandra
8 23 (3.02%) SQL Server
9 18 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (2.36%) Redis
10 14 (1.84%) Oracle Database
11 13 (1.71%) Data Mining
11 13 (1.71%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.44%) Data Lake
12 11 (1.44%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.05%) Apache Hive
13 8 (1.05%) Blockchain
14 7 (0.92%) KDB
14 7 (0.92%) Parquet
15 5 (0.66%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 93 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 73 (9.58%) Jenkins
3 60 (7.87%) JIRA
4 30 (3.94%) TeamCity
5 21 (2.76%) Bitbucket
6 19 (2.49%) Pylint
7 14 (1.84%) Selenium
8 10 (1.31%) Gatling
9 8 (1.05%) Maven
10 7 (0.92%) Robot Framework
10 7 (0.92%) SonarQube
10 7 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.66%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.66%) Subversion
12 4 (0.52%) git-flow
12 4 (0.52%) gulp
13 3 (0.39%) GitLab
13 3 (0.39%) JMeter
14 2 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
14 2 (0.26%) webpack
General
1 285 (37.40%) Finance
2 163 (21.39%) Banking
3 86 (11.29%) Front Office
4 59 (7.74%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.71%) Games
6 12 (1.57%) Retail
7 10 (1.31%) Marketing
8 8 (1.05%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.92%) Advertising
10 6 (0.79%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.66%) Back Office
12 4 (0.52%) Legal
13 3 (0.39%) French Language
14 2 (0.26%) Arabic Language
14 2 (0.26%) German Language
15 1 (0.13%) Law
15 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.13%) Prime Brokerage
15 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (25.85%) Django
2 158 (20.73%) Pandas
3 140 (18.37%) NumPy
4 134 (17.59%) Flask
5 80 (10.50%) PySpark
6 66 (8.66%) React
7 52 (6.82%) HTML
7 52 (6.82%) REST
7 52 (6.82%) RESTful
8 49 (6.43%) Web Services
9 47 (6.17%) AngularJS
10 35 (4.59%) OAuth
10 35 (4.59%) OAuth2
11 33 (4.33%) CSS
11 33 (4.33%) Node.js
12 31 (4.07%) Celery
13 29 (3.81%) pytest
14 27 (3.54%) Redux
15 25 (3.28%) Elastic Stack
16 22 (2.89%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 105 (13.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 60 (7.87%) Derivative
3 51 (6.69%) Data Structures
4 50 (6.56%) Algorithms
5 42 (5.51%) Hedge funds
6 37 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (3.67%) Fintech
7 28 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (3.28%) Fixed Income
9 20 (2.62%) Client/Server
10 16 (2.10%) User Experience
11 13 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (1.18%) Market Risk
13 9 (1.18%) Robotics
14 8 (1.05%) Data Centre
14 8 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
14 8 (1.05%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.92%) Credit Derivative
15 7 (0.92%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 106 (13.91%) Linux
2 45 (5.91%) Unix
3 7 (0.92%) Windows
4 5 (0.66%) Android
5 4 (0.52%) Solaris
5 4 (0.52%) SUSE
5 4 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.13%) CentOS
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (20.21%) TDD
3 118 (15.49%) Microservices
4 94 (12.34%) OO
5 93 (12.20%) DevOps
6 76 (9.97%) Machine Learning
7 67 (8.79%) Open Source
8 64 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
9 62 (8.14%) BDD
10 58 (7.61%) Data Science
11 56 (7.35%) OOD
12 54 (7.09%) SDLC
12 54 (7.09%) Test Automation
13 48 (6.30%) Investment Management
14 46 (6.04%) Analytics
15 43 (5.64%) Software Engineering
16 42 (5.51%) Artificial Intelligence
16 42 (5.51%) Web Development
17 41 (5.38%) Front End Development
18 38 (4.99%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 762 (100.00%) Python
2 209 (27.43%) SQL
3 116 (15.22%) JavaScript
4 96 (12.60%) Java
5 67 (8.79%) C++
6 33 (4.33%) C#
7 29 (3.81%) VBA
8 26 (3.41%) Bash Shell
9 24 (3.15%) Perl
10 20 (2.62%) Cython
11 19 (2.49%) Go
12 18 (2.36%) Ruby
12 18 (2.36%) Shell Script
13 16 (2.10%) Scala
14 15 (1.97%) PL/SQL
15 14 (1.84%) ES6
16 13 (1.71%) PHP
16 13 (1.71%) R
17 11 (1.44%) C
18 4 (0.52%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 35 (4.59%) Degree
2 19 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.31%) Security Cleared
4 6 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.71%) QA
2 5 (0.66%) MiFID
3 4 (0.52%) EMIR
4 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.26%) GDPR
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 89 (11.68%) Docker
2 2 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.26%) HDFS
2 2 (0.26%) Varnish
3 1 (0.13%) etcd
Systems Management
1 43 (5.64%) Kubernetes
2 32 (4.20%) Ansible
3 20 (2.62%) Terraform
4 10 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.31%) Puppet
5 4 (0.52%) CFEngine
6 3 (0.39%) Grafana
6 3 (0.39%) Kibana
6 3 (0.39%) logstash
6 3 (0.39%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.13%) Consul
Vendors
1 87 (11.42%) Splunk
2 52 (6.82%) Oracle
3 38 (4.99%) Google
4 14 (1.84%) Tableau
5 7 (0.92%) Cisco
6 5 (0.66%) F5
6 5 (0.66%) Microsoft
6 5 (0.66%) Sybase
7 4 (0.52%) CyberArk
7 4 (0.52%) Facebook
7 4 (0.52%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.52%) Twitter
8 2 (0.26%) Aruba
8 2 (0.26%) RedGate
9 1 (0.13%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.13%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.13%) IBM
9 1 (0.13%) PagerDuty
9 1 (0.13%) Vertica
9 1 (0.13%) WSO2