Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 181 244
Rank change year-on-year +7 +63 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 753 723 504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.62% 1.54% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 1.62% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 586 380
London median daily rate £550 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +22.22% -10.00%
10th Percentile £394 £413 £318
90th Percentile £725 £688 £638
England median daily rate £525 £525 £450
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -3.74%
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 £41.25 £40.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% +1.85% -4.71%

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 43,984 44,597 43,138
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.94% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,768 32,277 30,694
London median daily rate £500 £490 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +7.69% +1.11%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £286
90th Percentile £675 £660 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 608 568 563
London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +2.56% +4.22%
10th Percentile £12.68 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.24 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.54% +1.46%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -6 188 £550 -8.33% 91
South London -2 28 £363 -34.09% 2
West London -26 22 £388 -24.39% 46
East London -14 9 £550 -4.35% 25
Python Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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.

1 753 (100.00%) Python
2 274 (36.39%) Finance
3 222 (29.48%) Agile Software Development
4 192 (25.50%) Django
5 190 (25.23%) SQL
6 150 (19.92%) TDD
7 146 (19.39%) Banking
8 122 (16.20%) Pandas
9 118 (15.67%) NumPy
10 115 (15.27%) JavaScript
11 111 (14.74%) Linux
12 103 (13.68%) Flask
13 99 (13.15%) Front Office
14 96 (12.75%) OO
15 95 (12.62%) Docker
16 94 (12.48%) Microservices
16 94 (12.48%) Continuous Integration
17 91 (12.08%) Elasticsearch
18 89 (11.82%) DevOps
18 89 (11.82%) Java
19 88 (11.69%) PostgreSQL
20 86 (11.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 82 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
22 75 (9.96%) Git (software)
23 74 (9.83%) Jenkins
24 72 (9.56%) Apache Spark
25 71 (9.43%) C++
25 71 (9.43%) Derivative
26 68 (9.03%) React
27 66 (8.76%) HTML

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 91 (12.08%) Elasticsearch
2 72 (9.56%) Apache Spark
3 22 (2.92%) Apache
4 21 (2.79%) Confluence
5 13 (1.73%) Apache Solr
6 12 (1.59%) IPython
7 11 (1.46%) Cloud Foundry
8 9 (1.20%) Apache Airflow
9 5 (0.66%) Luigi
9 5 (0.66%) SAS
9 5 (0.66%) Tornado
10 4 (0.53%) nginx
11 3 (0.40%) CMS
11 3 (0.40%) Gunicorn
11 3 (0.40%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.27%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.13%) Facebook Platform
13 1 (0.13%) Mattermost
Applications
1 26 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.53%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.13%) HipChat
3 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 82 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (3.72%) Google Cloud Platform
3 25 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (2.92%) GitHub
5 21 (2.79%) Serverless
6 17 (2.26%) OpenShift
7 16 (2.12%) AWS Lambda
7 16 (2.12%) PaaS
8 14 (1.86%) Heroku
9 12 (1.59%) Google App Engine
10 6 (0.80%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.66%) AdWords
11 5 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.27%) IaaS
13 2 (0.27%) npm
13 2 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.27%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.46%) HTTP
1 11 (1.46%) Internet
2 9 (1.20%) Intranet
2 9 (1.20%) SSL
3 8 (1.06%) AMQP
4 4 (0.53%) BIG-IP
4 4 (0.53%) DNS
4 4 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.40%) MQTT
6 1 (0.13%) Broadband
6 1 (0.13%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (11.69%) PostgreSQL
2 54 (7.17%) NoSQL
3 43 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 36 (4.78%) Big Data
4 36 (4.78%) MySQL
5 32 (4.25%) SQL Server
6 27 (3.59%) MongoDB
7 21 (2.79%) Redis
8 18 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (1.99%) Data Mining
9 15 (1.99%) Hadoop
10 13 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (1.46%) Data Lake
11 11 (1.46%) KDB
12 10 (1.33%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.20%) Blockchain
14 8 (1.06%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 6 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
17 5 (0.66%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 75 (9.96%) Git (software)
2 74 (9.83%) Jenkins
3 38 (5.05%) JIRA
4 36 (4.78%) TeamCity
5 10 (1.33%) Selenium
6 9 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.20%) Vagrant
7 8 (1.06%) GitLab
7 8 (1.06%) Subversion
8 6 (0.80%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.80%) Gatling
8 6 (0.80%) gulp
8 6 (0.80%) Maven
9 5 (0.66%) Robot Framework
10 4 (0.53%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.53%) GoogleTest
10 4 (0.53%) webpack
11 3 (0.40%) Grunt
11 3 (0.40%) Mocha
11 3 (0.40%) Zephyr
General
1 274 (36.39%) Finance
2 146 (19.39%) Banking
3 99 (13.15%) Front Office
4 51 (6.77%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.66%) Retail
6 13 (1.73%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.20%) Advertising
7 9 (1.20%) Games
8 8 (1.06%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.06%) Marketing
9 5 (0.66%) Back Office
10 4 (0.53%) French Language
10 4 (0.53%) Law
10 4 (0.53%) Legal
11 2 (0.27%) Arabic Language
11 2 (0.27%) German Language
11 2 (0.27%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (25.50%) Django
2 122 (16.20%) Pandas
3 118 (15.67%) NumPy
4 103 (13.68%) Flask
5 68 (9.03%) React
6 66 (8.76%) HTML
7 63 (8.37%) REST
8 60 (7.97%) PySpark
9 58 (7.70%) AngularJS
10 51 (6.77%) CSS
11 42 (5.58%) Web Services
12 36 (4.78%) Node.js
13 34 (4.52%) Celery
14 28 (3.72%) HTML5
15 27 (3.59%) OAuth
15 27 (3.59%) OAuth2
15 27 (3.59%) RESTful
16 24 (3.19%) SQLAlchemy
17 23 (3.05%) CSS3
18 22 (2.92%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 86 (11.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 71 (9.43%) Derivative
3 47 (6.24%) Computer Science
4 45 (5.98%) Data Structures
5 42 (5.58%) Algorithms
6 38 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (5.05%) Hedge funds
7 33 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
8 28 (3.72%) Fixed Income
9 16 (2.12%) Fintech
9 16 (2.12%) User Experience
10 12 (1.59%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.59%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.46%) Market Risk
12 10 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.20%) Robotics
14 8 (1.06%) Credit Derivative
14 8 (1.06%) Equities
14 8 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 111 (14.74%) Linux
2 43 (5.71%) Unix
3 10 (1.33%) Windows
4 5 (0.66%) Android
5 4 (0.53%) Solaris
5 4 (0.53%) SUSE
5 4 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.40%) CentOS
7 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (29.48%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (19.92%) TDD
3 96 (12.75%) OO
4 94 (12.48%) Continuous Integration
4 94 (12.48%) Microservices
5 89 (11.82%) DevOps
6 63 (8.37%) Machine Learning
7 57 (7.57%) Data Science
8 53 (7.04%) Scrum
9 50 (6.64%) OOD
10 47 (6.24%) Artificial Intelligence
11 46 (6.11%) Software Engineering
12 45 (5.98%) Open Source
13 44 (5.84%) Investment Management
13 44 (5.84%) SDLC
14 42 (5.58%) BDD
15 40 (5.31%) Web Development
16 38 (5.05%) Unit Testing
17 35 (4.65%) Front End Development
18 34 (4.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 753 (100.00%) Python
2 190 (25.23%) SQL
3 115 (15.27%) JavaScript
4 89 (11.82%) Java
5 71 (9.43%) C++
6 43 (5.71%) C#
7 31 (4.12%) VBA
8 30 (3.98%) Perl
9 25 (3.32%) Shell Script
10 21 (2.79%) R
11 19 (2.52%) Ruby
12 18 (2.39%) Bash Shell
12 18 (2.39%) Go
13 15 (1.99%) Scala
14 14 (1.86%) C
15 13 (1.73%) Cython
15 13 (1.73%) ES6
15 13 (1.73%) PHP
16 11 (1.46%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.80%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 45 (5.98%) Degree
2 19 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.20%) Security Cleared
4 5 (0.66%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.33%) SLA
2 5 (0.66%) QA
3 4 (0.53%) EMIR
3 4 (0.53%) MiFID
4 3 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.27%) GDPR
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 95 (12.62%) Docker
2 2 (0.27%) HDFS
2 2 (0.27%) Varnish
3 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.13%) Ceph
3 1 (0.13%) etcd
Systems Management
1 38 (5.05%) Kubernetes
2 37 (4.91%) Ansible
3 25 (3.32%) Terraform
4 12 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.20%) Puppet
6 5 (0.66%) Grafana
6 5 (0.66%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.53%) CFEngine
8 3 (0.40%) Kibana
8 3 (0.40%) logstash
9 2 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.27%) Salt
10 1 (0.13%) Consul
10 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.13%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 56 (7.44%) Oracle
2 51 (6.77%) Splunk
3 32 (4.25%) Google
4 12 (1.59%) Tableau
5 9 (1.20%) Sybase
6 7 (0.93%) Cisco
6 7 (0.93%) F5
6 7 (0.93%) Microsoft
7 5 (0.66%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.53%) CyberArk
8 4 (0.53%) Facebook
8 4 (0.53%) Twitter
9 3 (0.40%) Perforce
9 3 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.27%) Alteryx
10 2 (0.27%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.27%) IBM
10 2 (0.27%) RedGate
11 1 (0.13%) Aruba
11 1 (0.13%) ServiceNow