Period
to 25 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 131 81 115
Rank change year-on-year -50 +34 +58
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 773 457 889
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.15% 3.23% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 3.52% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 361 689
10th Percentile £436 £400 £425
25th Percentile £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +2.33%
75th Percentile £706 £675 £650
90th Percentile £788 £800 £725
England median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £24.00
England median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% -25.00% -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 33,439 12,974 34,256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.02% 91.72% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,293 9,380 25,065
10th Percentile £358 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £505 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +6.32% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 96 432
10th Percentile £13.93 £16.13 £12.06
25th Percentile £19.00 £20.94 £15.50
Median hourly rate £30.00 £35.25 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -14.89% +67.86% +12.30%
75th Percentile £52.50 £45.38 £43.75
90th Percentile £66.05 £56.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.52 £22.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -11.27% +17.65% +6.86%

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 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 2021. 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 +3 109 £694 +32.14% 91
West London -14 5 £550 -12.35% 32
South London - 4 £475 - 3
East London -13 1 £615 +96.80% 16
Python Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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.

1 773 (100.00%) Python
2 324 (41.91%) Finance
3 294 (38.03%) SQL
4 278 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
5 261 (33.76%) AWS
6 235 (30.40%) JavaScript
7 201 (26.00%) Software Engineering
8 164 (21.22%) Django
9 156 (20.18%) Front Office
10 155 (20.05%) Azure
11 153 (19.79%) AngularJS
11 153 (19.79%) Java
12 152 (19.66%) React
13 149 (19.28%) Full Stack Development
14 134 (17.34%) Social Skills
15 130 (16.82%) DevOps
16 122 (15.78%) Derivative
17 116 (15.01%) Banking
17 116 (15.01%) Web Services
18 115 (14.88%) Equities
19 113 (14.62%) Analytics
20 107 (13.84%) Flask
20 107 (13.84%) Asset Management
21 93 (12.03%) Git (software)
22 92 (11.90%) Pandas
22 92 (11.90%) C++
23 90 (11.64%) Fixed Income
24 88 (11.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 88 (11.38%) Microservices
25 87 (11.25%) Linux

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 41 (5.30%) Apache
2 23 (2.98%) Apache Airflow
3 18 (2.33%) DataSynapse
3 18 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (1.94%) WebSphere
5 12 (1.55%) nginx
6 11 (1.42%) Confluence
6 11 (1.42%) Gunicorn
7 9 (1.16%) Apache Spark
8 8 (1.03%) CMS
9 5 (0.65%) Tornado
10 4 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.39%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.26%) Ethereum
12 2 (0.26%) GemFire
12 2 (0.26%) Headless CMS
13 1 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.16%) Blender
3 5 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.39%) GIMP
4 3 (0.39%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (0.78%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 261 (33.76%) AWS
2 155 (20.05%) Azure
3 86 (11.13%) Serverless
4 75 (9.70%) AWS Lambda
5 70 (9.06%) GCP
6 55 (7.12%) Amazon EC2
6 55 (7.12%) Amazon S3
7 11 (1.42%) Azure Functions
7 11 (1.42%) GitHub
7 11 (1.42%) Power Platform
8 7 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
8 7 (0.91%) PaaS
9 5 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.65%) Cloud Functions
9 5 (0.65%) SaaS
10 4 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.52%) npm
11 3 (0.39%) Amazon ECS
11 3 (0.39%) AWS Fargate
12 2 (0.26%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.03%) BGP
2 4 (0.52%) HTTP
3 3 (0.39%) DNS
3 3 (0.39%) VPN
4 2 (0.26%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.26%) DHCP
4 2 (0.26%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.26%) Firewall
4 2 (0.26%) IPv4
4 2 (0.26%) IPv6
4 2 (0.26%) MQTT
4 2 (0.26%) VLAN
4 2 (0.26%) VXLAN
4 2 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.26%) Wireless
4 2 (0.26%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.13%) Broadband
5 1 (0.13%) Network Security
5 1 (0.13%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (9.18%) PostgreSQL
2 69 (8.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 38 (4.92%) Apache Ignite
4 33 (4.27%) Relational Database
5 30 (3.88%) SQL Server
6 25 (3.23%) Amazon Athena
7 24 (3.10%) MongoDB
8 17 (2.20%) Big Data
9 15 (1.94%) MySQL
9 15 (1.94%) Oracle Database
10 13 (1.68%) Oracle Database 12c
11 11 (1.42%) Power BI
11 11 (1.42%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.29%) NoSQL
13 9 (1.16%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.78%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.65%) Redis
16 4 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
16 4 (0.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 93 (12.03%) Git (software)
2 43 (5.56%) JIRA
3 34 (4.40%) Jenkins
4 25 (3.23%) Subversion
5 21 (2.72%) Visual Studio
6 19 (2.46%) Mercurial
7 15 (1.94%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.42%) CruiseControl
9 7 (0.91%) Maven
10 6 (0.78%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.65%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.65%) git-flow
11 5 (0.65%) GitLab
11 5 (0.65%) Hudson
12 4 (0.52%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.52%) Travis CI
13 3 (0.39%) Bundler
13 3 (0.39%) CircleCI
13 3 (0.39%) PyCharm
General
1 324 (41.91%) Finance
2 156 (20.18%) Front Office
3 134 (17.34%) Social Skills
4 116 (15.01%) Banking
5 57 (7.37%) Investment Banking
6 26 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (2.07%) Financial Institution
8 13 (1.68%) Presentation Skills
9 10 (1.29%) Back Office
9 10 (1.29%) Public Sector
10 5 (0.65%) Retail
10 5 (0.65%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.65%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.52%) Influencing Skills
12 3 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.26%) Games
13 2 (0.26%) Law
13 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.13%) Advertising
14 1 (0.13%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (21.22%) Django
2 153 (19.79%) AngularJS
3 152 (19.66%) React
4 116 (15.01%) Web Services
5 107 (13.84%) Flask
6 92 (11.90%) Pandas
7 84 (10.87%) HTML
8 80 (10.35%) NumPy
9 68 (8.80%) Vue.js
10 58 (7.50%) REST
11 55 (7.12%) CSS
12 35 (4.53%) RESTful
13 33 (4.27%) HTML5
14 32 (4.14%) XML
15 29 (3.75%) CSS3
16 27 (3.49%) Kafka
17 26 (3.36%) Node.js
18 25 (3.23%) GraphQL
19 22 (2.85%) XSLT
20 19 (2.46%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 122 (15.78%) Derivative
2 115 (14.88%) Equities
3 90 (11.64%) Fixed Income
4 88 (11.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 35 (4.53%) Hedge funds
6 29 (3.75%) Data Structures
7 24 (3.10%) Market Risk
8 20 (2.59%) Data Protection Act
9 19 (2.46%) Credit Derivative
9 19 (2.46%) Wiki
10 16 (2.07%) Credit Risk
11 15 (1.94%) Legacy Systems
12 13 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (1.68%) User Experience
13 11 (1.42%) Algorithms
14 9 (1.16%) 3D Graphics
14 9 (1.16%) Tandem
15 7 (0.91%) Legacy Applications
15 7 (0.91%) Public Cloud
16 6 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 87 (11.25%) Linux
2 40 (5.17%) Windows
3 8 (1.03%) Unix
4 5 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.39%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (26.00%) Software Engineering
3 149 (19.28%) Full Stack Development
4 130 (16.82%) DevOps
5 113 (14.62%) Analytics
6 107 (13.84%) Asset Management
7 88 (11.38%) Microservices
8 79 (10.22%) TDD
9 77 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
10 67 (8.67%) Test Automation
11 60 (7.76%) Investment Management
12 57 (7.37%) OO
13 54 (6.99%) SDLC
14 50 (6.47%) Scrum
15 49 (6.34%) Computer Science
16 45 (5.82%) Continuous Integration
17 44 (5.69%) Mathematics
18 42 (5.43%) Data Protection
19 40 (5.17%) Multithreading
20 39 (5.05%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 773 (100.00%) Python
2 294 (38.03%) SQL
3 235 (30.40%) JavaScript
4 153 (19.79%) Java
5 92 (11.90%) C++
6 82 (10.61%) TypeScript
7 56 (7.24%) Kotlin
8 31 (4.01%) C#
9 18 (2.33%) VBA
10 16 (2.07%) C
10 16 (2.07%) PL/SQL
11 11 (1.42%) R
12 10 (1.29%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.03%) Perl
14 6 (0.78%) Go
15 5 (0.65%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.39%) Groovy
16 3 (0.39%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.26%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (3.23%) Degree
2 19 (2.46%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.55%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
5 7 (0.91%) PhD
6 6 (0.78%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.26%) CCNA
7 2 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.59%) Accessibility
2 9 (1.16%) QA
3 8 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.78%) EMIR
5 5 (0.65%) MiFID
5 5 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.26%) GRC
System Software
1 81 (10.48%) Docker
2 6 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.26%) iptables
3 2 (0.26%) KVM
3 2 (0.26%) Xen
4 1 (0.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 76 (9.83%) Kubernetes
2 16 (2.07%) Terraform
3 15 (1.94%) Ansible
4 4 (0.52%) Puppet
5 2 (0.26%) Consul
5 2 (0.26%) Control-M
6 1 (0.13%) Grafana
6 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.13%) Kibana
6 1 (0.13%) logstash
6 1 (0.13%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 58 (7.50%) Oracle
2 27 (3.49%) Google
3 19 (2.46%) Microsoft
4 10 (1.29%) Sybase
5 5 (0.65%) Cisco
5 5 (0.65%) Juniper
5 5 (0.65%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.39%) Alibaba
6 3 (0.39%) Databricks
6 3 (0.39%) F5
6 3 (0.39%) IBM
6 3 (0.39%) Splunk
6 3 (0.39%) Teradata
7 2 (0.26%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.26%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.13%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.13%) Charles River
8 1 (0.13%) MathWorks
8 1 (0.13%) TIBCO