Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 208 232
Rank change year-on-year +8 +24 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 631 501 455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.36% 1.20% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.26% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 385 376
London median daily rate £550 £495 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.00% -
10th Percentile £413 £346 £325
90th Percentile £688 £638 £675
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
London median hourly rate - £55.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -13.58% -14.74% +8.57%

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 44,032 39,796 42,092
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.01% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,029 28,359 29,670
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £670 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 557 647
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.28 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +6.71% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.77 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.05 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%

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 January 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 January 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 +21 150 £575 +9.52% 45
West London -4 31 £500 +17.65% 18
South London -47 5 £550 - 1
East London -6 2 £575 +12.20% 14
North London - 1 £325 - 2
Python Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 631 (100.00%) Python
2 223 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
3 204 (32.33%) Finance
4 161 (25.52%) JavaScript
5 159 (25.20%) Java
6 158 (25.04%) Django
7 143 (22.66%) TDD
8 135 (21.39%) Banking
8 135 (21.39%) SQL
9 115 (18.23%) Front Office
10 112 (17.75%) Linux
10 112 (17.75%) Flask
11 86 (13.63%) Git (software)
12 85 (13.47%) DevOps
13 81 (12.84%) C++
14 80 (12.68%) Relational Database
15 79 (12.52%) HTML
15 79 (12.52%) PostgreSQL
16 78 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
17 77 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
18 76 (12.04%) CSS
19 74 (11.73%) SQL Server
20 73 (11.57%) Docker
21 71 (11.25%) OO
22 67 (10.62%) RESTful
23 66 (10.46%) Unix
23 66 (10.46%) MySQL
24 65 (10.30%) C#
25 64 (10.14%) Mathematics
25 64 (10.14%) Derivative

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 18 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (2.54%) Apache Spark
3 11 (1.74%) Jupyter
3 11 (1.74%) OpenStack
4 9 (1.43%) nginx
5 6 (0.95%) Confluence
6 5 (0.79%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (0.63%) Apache
7 4 (0.63%) IIS
8 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.32%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.32%) CMS
9 2 (0.32%) Ethereum
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.32%) Tornado
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.16%) Facebook Platform
10 1 (0.16%) Kentico
Applications
1 23 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.16%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) BondVision
2 2 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.32%) Odoo
3 1 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 77 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (3.49%) GitHub
3 21 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (2.38%) Serverless
5 12 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (1.43%) OpenShift
7 7 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.11%) npm
8 5 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.79%) Slack
8 5 (0.79%) Trello
9 4 (0.63%) Azure Machine Learning
10 3 (0.48%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.48%) IaaS
10 3 (0.48%) PaaS
11 2 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.32%) SaaS
12 1 (0.16%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.74%) HTTP
2 3 (0.48%) Skype
3 1 (0.16%) DHCP
3 1 (0.16%) DNS
3 1 (0.16%) DSL
3 1 (0.16%) Firewall
3 1 (0.16%) Internet
3 1 (0.16%) RTP
3 1 (0.16%) SNMP
3 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (12.68%) Relational Database
2 79 (12.52%) PostgreSQL
3 74 (11.73%) SQL Server
4 66 (10.46%) MySQL
5 37 (5.86%) RDBMS
6 36 (5.71%) Big Data
7 34 (5.39%) NoSQL
8 28 (4.44%) MongoDB
9 16 (2.54%) Hadoop
10 14 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (1.74%) Redis
12 10 (1.58%) Data Mining
12 10 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.11%) Blockchain
13 7 (1.11%) OLTP
13 7 (1.11%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.79%) Data Lake
14 5 (0.79%) HBase
14 5 (0.79%) KDB
14 5 (0.79%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 86 (13.63%) Git (software)
2 40 (6.34%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.06%) Subversion
4 12 (1.90%) JIRA
5 11 (1.74%) Selenium
6 10 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (1.11%) PyCharm
7 7 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.95%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.95%) Bower
9 5 (0.79%) Codeception
9 5 (0.79%) Codeship
9 5 (0.79%) PHPUnit
9 5 (0.79%) Robot Framework
10 4 (0.63%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.32%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.32%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.32%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.16%) ProC
General
1 204 (32.33%) Finance
2 135 (21.39%) Banking
3 115 (18.23%) Front Office
4 61 (9.67%) Investment Banking
5 22 (3.49%) Retail
6 14 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.58%) Marketing
8 9 (1.43%) Electronics
8 9 (1.43%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.79%) Publishing
10 4 (0.63%) Games
11 3 (0.48%) Billing
11 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.32%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (25.04%) Django
2 112 (17.75%) Flask
3 79 (12.52%) HTML
4 76 (12.04%) CSS
5 67 (10.62%) RESTful
6 47 (7.45%) AngularJS
7 43 (6.81%) Web Services
8 42 (6.66%) jQuery
9 40 (6.34%) Pandas
9 40 (6.34%) React
10 39 (6.18%) HTML5
11 35 (5.55%) NumPy
12 34 (5.39%) Node.js
13 33 (5.23%) Celery
14 30 (4.75%) REST
15 25 (3.96%) RabbitMQ
16 21 (3.33%) CSS3
16 21 (3.33%) SciPy
17 20 (3.17%) .NET
18 17 (2.69%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.14%) Derivative
2 56 (8.87%) Fixed Income
3 53 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (7.92%) Computer Science
5 43 (6.81%) Credit Risk
6 35 (5.55%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (3.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 20 (3.17%) Fintech
9 13 (2.06%) Data Structures
9 13 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.90%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.43%) Robotics
12 7 (1.11%) Credit Derivative
13 6 (0.95%) Market Risk
13 6 (0.95%) User Experience
14 5 (0.79%) OTC Derivatives
15 4 (0.63%) Blog
15 4 (0.63%) Equities
15 4 (0.63%) Hedge funds
15 4 (0.63%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 112 (17.75%) Linux
2 66 (10.46%) Unix
3 27 (4.28%) Windows
4 6 (0.95%) Mac OS X
5 5 (0.79%) Android
6 4 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.16%) Solaris
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (22.66%) TDD
3 85 (13.47%) DevOps
4 78 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
5 71 (11.25%) OO
6 64 (10.14%) Mathematics
7 56 (8.87%) Microservices
8 45 (7.13%) BDD
8 45 (7.13%) Unit Testing
9 42 (6.66%) Machine Learning
9 42 (6.66%) Software Engineering
10 41 (6.50%) Scrum
11 39 (6.18%) SDLC
12 37 (5.86%) Multithreading
12 37 (5.86%) Web Development
13 35 (5.55%) Pair Programming
14 30 (4.75%) Analytics
15 29 (4.60%) Concurrent Programming
15 29 (4.60%) Low Latency
16 28 (4.44%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 631 (100.00%) Python
2 161 (25.52%) JavaScript
3 159 (25.20%) Java
4 135 (21.39%) SQL
5 81 (12.84%) C++
6 65 (10.30%) C#
7 47 (7.45%) VBA
8 27 (4.28%) Ruby
9 18 (2.85%) Scala
10 17 (2.69%) Go
11 16 (2.54%) PL/SQL
11 16 (2.54%) R
12 14 (2.22%) C
13 13 (2.06%) Bash Shell
14 11 (1.74%) PHP
15 9 (1.43%) PowerShell
16 8 (1.27%) Perl
16 8 (1.27%) TypeScript
17 7 (1.11%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (6.02%) Degree
2 15 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.22%) PhD
4 11 (1.74%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (1.43%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 4 (0.63%) CCSP
6 4 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.63%) CISM
6 4 (0.63%) CISSP
6 4 (0.63%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.48%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.79%) OASIS TOSCA
2 4 (0.63%) QA
3 3 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.48%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.32%) MiFID
5 1 (0.16%) GCP
5 1 (0.16%) IFRS
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 73 (11.57%) Docker
2 5 (0.79%) HDFS
3 4 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.16%) Ceph
4 1 (0.16%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 26 (4.12%) Ansible
2 20 (3.17%) Kubernetes
3 16 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (2.38%) Puppet
5 8 (1.27%) Terraform
6 5 (0.79%) Cloudify
6 5 (0.79%) StackStorm
7 4 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (0.63%) Kibana
7 4 (0.63%) logstash
7 4 (0.63%) Oozie
7 4 (0.63%) Packer
7 4 (0.63%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.32%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.16%) Consul
9 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.16%) Nessus
9 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.16%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 55 (8.72%) Oracle
2 14 (2.22%) Microsoft
3 8 (1.27%) SAP
3 8 (1.27%) Tableau
4 5 (0.79%) Google
5 4 (0.63%) AppDynamics
5 4 (0.63%) Atlassian
5 4 (0.63%) Hortonworks
5 4 (0.63%) Red Hat
5 4 (0.63%) ServiceNow
5 4 (0.63%) Splunk
5 4 (0.63%) Sybase
6 3 (0.48%) MarketAxess
6 3 (0.48%) Symantec
6 3 (0.48%) Tradeweb
6 3 (0.48%) Twitter
7 2 (0.32%) Adobe
7 2 (0.32%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.32%) IBM
8 1 (0.16%) Murex