Period
to 10 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 92 130 167
Rank change year-on-year +38 +37 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 425 878 797
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.79% 2.18% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.01% 2.32% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 674 613
Median daily rate £600 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +2.33% +2.38%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £413
90th Percentile £813 £725 £725
England median daily rate £575 £525 £511
% change year-on-year +9.52% +2.69% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £59.00 £40.00 £41.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.50% -3.42% -2.55%
10th Percentile £57.00 £35.00 £36.28
90th Percentile £61.00 £45.00 £46.55
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +400.00% -82.22%

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 14,097 37,887 43,648
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.63% 94.12% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,551 27,134 31,573
Median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 501 625
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +5.00% -4.83%
10th Percentile £17.99 £12.50 £13.13
90th Percentile £55.20 £58.75 £51.25
Median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +35.00% +6.95% +1.08%

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 10 August 2020.

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
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 10 August 2020. 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 +29 48 £538 -2.27% 35
West London +25 8 £500 - 10
South London +23 3 £663 +26.19% 1
East London +10 2 £275 -50.00% 6
Python Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 425 (100.00%) Python
2 221 (52.00%) Finance
3 185 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
4 155 (36.47%) Java
5 152 (35.76%) AWS
6 143 (33.65%) Banking
7 142 (33.41%) Front Office
8 133 (31.29%) JavaScript
9 123 (28.94%) Software Engineering
10 118 (27.76%) SQL
11 116 (27.29%) Fixed Income
12 114 (26.82%) Derivative
13 111 (26.12%) Web Services
14 108 (25.41%) Asset Management
15 107 (25.18%) Azure
16 104 (24.47%) DevOps
17 93 (21.88%) Investment Banking
18 83 (19.53%) Equities
19 80 (18.82%) Hedge funds
20 77 (18.12%) React
21 72 (16.94%) Django
22 70 (16.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 67 (15.76%) AngularJS
24 63 (14.82%) Investment Management
25 58 (13.65%) Kubernetes
26 57 (13.41%) Test Automation
27 56 (13.18%) GCP
27 56 (13.18%) Docker
28 55 (12.94%) Git (software)
29 54 (12.71%) Analytics

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 16 (3.76%) Apache Spark
2 15 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (2.59%) Apache
4 8 (1.88%) Apache Pig
5 6 (1.41%) Jupyter
6 5 (1.18%) Confluence
7 3 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.47%) IIS
8 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.24%) DataSynapse
Applications
1 21 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 152 (35.76%) AWS
2 107 (25.18%) Azure
3 56 (13.18%) GCP
4 47 (11.06%) Serverless
5 43 (10.12%) AWS Lambda
6 31 (7.29%) Amazon EC2
7 28 (6.59%) Amazon S3
8 24 (5.65%) AWS CloudFormation
9 22 (5.18%) OpenShift
10 20 (4.71%) Amazon ECS
11 18 (4.24%) Amazon SQS
12 13 (3.06%) Azure Functions
13 7 (1.65%) GitHub
14 6 (1.41%) SaaS
15 5 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (1.18%) PaaS
16 3 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
16 3 (0.71%) Power Platform
17 2 (0.47%) AWS IoT
17 2 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.18%) Internet
2 4 (0.94%) Firewall
3 2 (0.47%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.47%) MQTT
3 2 (0.47%) Multicast
4 1 (0.24%) HTTP
4 1 (0.24%) RTMP
4 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.29%) NoSQL
1 31 (7.29%) Relational Database
2 27 (6.35%) Amazon RDS
2 27 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (5.18%) Hadoop
4 21 (4.94%) Big Data
5 19 (4.47%) Amazon Redshift
6 18 (4.24%) MongoDB
7 17 (4.00%) SQL Server
8 11 (2.59%) Spotfire
9 10 (2.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 10 (2.35%) Apache Hive
9 10 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (2.35%) MySQL
10 8 (1.88%) Impala
11 7 (1.65%) Redis
12 6 (1.41%) Amazon Aurora
12 6 (1.41%) RDBMS
13 5 (1.18%) Amazon Athena
13 5 (1.18%) KDB
Development Applications
1 55 (12.94%) Git (software)
2 40 (9.41%) RStudio
3 32 (7.53%) Jenkins
4 19 (4.47%) TeamCity
5 18 (4.24%) Artifactory
6 12 (2.82%) JIRA
7 6 (1.41%) CruiseControl
7 6 (1.41%) GitLab
8 5 (1.18%) JUnit
8 5 (1.18%) Subversion
9 4 (0.94%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.94%) Pylint
9 4 (0.94%) Sourcetree
9 4 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.71%) Codeship
10 3 (0.71%) git-flow
11 2 (0.47%) JMeter
11 2 (0.47%) Postman
11 2 (0.47%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.24%) Travis CI
General
1 221 (52.00%) Finance
2 143 (33.65%) Banking
3 142 (33.41%) Front Office
4 93 (21.88%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.41%) Retail
6 3 (0.71%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.71%) Games
6 3 (0.71%) Public Sector
7 2 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.24%) Automotive
8 1 (0.24%) German Language
8 1 (0.24%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (26.12%) Web Services
2 77 (18.12%) React
3 72 (16.94%) Django
4 67 (15.76%) AngularJS
5 53 (12.47%) Vue.js
6 50 (11.76%) Flask
7 39 (9.18%) Pandas
8 30 (7.06%) NumPy
8 30 (7.06%) REST
9 27 (6.35%) Kafka
10 24 (5.65%) HTML
10 24 (5.65%) RESTful
11 18 (4.24%) J2EE
11 18 (4.24%) J2SE
12 15 (3.53%) SciPy
13 13 (3.06%) CSS
13 13 (3.06%) PySpark
14 11 (2.59%) Shiny
14 11 (2.59%) SQLAlchemy
15 10 (2.35%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 116 (27.29%) Fixed Income
2 114 (26.82%) Derivative
3 83 (19.53%) Equities
4 80 (18.82%) Hedge funds
5 70 (16.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 32 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.76%) Algorithms
7 16 (3.76%) User Experience
8 14 (3.29%) Data Structures
9 13 (3.06%) Market Risk
10 12 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (2.59%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (2.12%) Cloud Native
13 8 (1.88%) Credit Derivative
14 7 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
16 5 (1.18%) Reference Data
17 4 (0.94%) Swaptions
18 3 (0.71%) Internet of Things
19 2 (0.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 52 (12.24%) Linux
2 12 (2.82%) Unix
3 5 (1.18%) Windows
4 2 (0.47%) Android
4 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (28.94%) Software Engineering
3 108 (25.41%) Asset Management
4 104 (24.47%) DevOps
5 63 (14.82%) Investment Management
6 57 (13.41%) Test Automation
7 54 (12.71%) Analytics
8 51 (12.00%) Microservices
8 51 (12.00%) TDD
9 45 (10.59%) Decision-Making
10 40 (9.41%) Open Source
11 39 (9.18%) Front End Development
12 36 (8.47%) Business Analysis
13 35 (8.24%) Computer Science
14 30 (7.06%) OO
14 30 (7.06%) Portfolio Management
14 30 (7.06%) Scrum
15 27 (6.35%) Data Science
15 27 (6.35%) SDLC
16 26 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 425 (100.00%) Python
2 155 (36.47%) Java
3 133 (31.29%) JavaScript
4 118 (27.76%) SQL
5 47 (11.06%) R
6 35 (8.24%) C++
7 21 (4.94%) VBA
8 18 (4.24%) C#
9 11 (2.59%) C
10 8 (1.88%) Kotlin
11 5 (1.18%) Go
11 5 (1.18%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.94%) Java 8
12 4 (0.94%) Scala
13 3 (0.71%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.71%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.71%) PHP
13 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.71%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (7.06%) Degree
2 18 (4.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (3.29%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.12%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.94%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.47%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.35%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.94%) QA
3 3 (0.71%) MiFID
4 1 (0.24%) Basel III
4 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.24%) GDPR
System Software
1 56 (13.18%) Docker
2 3 (0.71%) GridGain
3 2 (0.47%) BusyBox
Systems Management
1 58 (13.65%) Kubernetes
2 32 (7.53%) Terraform
3 6 (1.41%) Ansible
4 2 (0.47%) Grafana
4 2 (0.47%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.24%) Kibana
5 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.24%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (10.12%) Google
2 14 (3.29%) Bloomberg
3 13 (3.06%) Oracle
4 7 (1.65%) Microsoft
5 6 (1.41%) Splunk
6 5 (1.18%) StreamSets
7 4 (0.94%) Databricks
7 4 (0.94%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.71%) Reuters
8 3 (0.71%) Tableau
9 2 (0.47%) HP
10 1 (0.24%) Adobe
10 1 (0.24%) Apiary
10 1 (0.24%) Apple
10 1 (0.24%) Cadence
10 1 (0.24%) MapR
10 1 (0.24%) SAP
10 1 (0.24%) Teradata