The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 221 261
Rank change year-on-year +72 +40  
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 356 217 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.72% 1.02% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.07% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 165 154
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £51.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19705 20363 22100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.93% 95.26% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14056 14779 15421
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 225 369
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Python Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Python Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +41 72 £619 +42.24% 22
Hayes - 3 £450 -
Canary Wharf +3 2 £475 -26.92%
Mayfair - 2 £856 -
Feltham +5 1 £460 +8.23%
Heathrow - 1 £600 -
Croydon - 1 £550 -
Python Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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.

1 668 (100.00%) Python
2 313 (46.86%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (27.69%) SQL
4 182 (27.25%) Django
5 151 (22.60%) Finance
6 136 (20.36%) JavaScript
6 136 (20.36%) Banking
7 131 (19.61%) TDD
8 116 (17.37%) Flask
9 107 (16.02%) Java
9 107 (16.02%) Linux
10 103 (15.42%) PostgreSQL
11 89 (13.32%) DevOps
12 88 (13.17%) Investment Banking
13 85 (12.72%) Front Office
13 85 (12.72%) Node.js
14 82 (12.28%) Big Data
15 74 (11.08%) Analytics
15 74 (11.08%) C++
16 72 (10.78%) OO
17 71 (10.63%) Relational Database
18 70 (10.48%) HTML
19 68 (10.18%) MySQL
19 68 (10.18%) Web Development
20 64 (9.58%) Unix
21 58 (8.68%) Git (software)
22 57 (8.53%) Test Automation
23 56 (8.38%) Hadoop
23 56 (8.38%) NoSQL
24 55 (8.23%) CSS

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 49 (7.34%) Apache Spark
2 35 (5.24%) Elasticsearch
3 31 (4.64%) Apache
4 27 (4.04%) Cloud Foundry
5 16 (2.40%) CMS
6 11 (1.65%) Confluence
7 8 (1.20%) nginx
8 5 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (0.75%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.60%) DataSynapse
9 4 (0.60%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.60%) SAS
10 3 (0.45%) Tornado
11 2 (0.30%) GeoServer
11 2 (0.30%) IIS
11 2 (0.30%) Luigi
12 1 (0.15%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.15%) uWSGI
12 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (4.19%) Spreadsheet
2 27 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.60%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 51 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.14%) PaaS
3 15 (2.25%) GitHub
4 11 (1.65%) Heroku
5 10 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.75%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.75%) IaaS
7 5 (0.75%) Responsys
8 4 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.45%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.15%) SaaS
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.05%) Internet
1 7 (1.05%) Skype
2 6 (0.90%) DHCP
2 6 (0.90%) DNS
2 6 (0.90%) HTTP
3 4 (0.60%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.15%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.15%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (15.42%) PostgreSQL
2 82 (12.28%) Big Data
3 71 (10.63%) Relational Database
4 68 (10.18%) MySQL
5 56 (8.38%) Hadoop
5 56 (8.38%) NoSQL
6 44 (6.59%) MongoDB
7 39 (5.84%) SQL Server
8 19 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
8 19 (2.84%) RDBMS
9 17 (2.54%) Redis
10 12 (1.80%) HBase
11 11 (1.65%) Apache Hive
11 11 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.35%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.05%) Blockchain
14 6 (0.90%) Power BI
14 6 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.75%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.75%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 58 (8.68%) Git (software)
2 38 (5.69%) JIRA
3 32 (4.79%) Jenkins
4 17 (2.54%) Selenium
5 14 (2.10%) Bitbucket
6 11 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (1.50%) Subversion
8 7 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (1.05%) Vagrant
8 7 (1.05%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.75%) Gradle
9 5 (0.75%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (0.75%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.60%) Bower
10 4 (0.60%) RSpec
11 3 (0.45%) Mockito
11 3 (0.45%) Travis CI
12 2 (0.30%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.30%) JBehave
12 2 (0.30%) Robot Framework
General
1 151 (22.60%) Finance
2 136 (20.36%) Banking
3 88 (13.17%) Investment Banking
4 85 (12.72%) Front Office
5 16 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.20%) Retail
7 7 (1.05%) Electronics
7 7 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.05%) Marketing
8 6 (0.90%) Games
9 5 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.30%) Back Office
10 2 (0.30%) Law
10 2 (0.30%) Legal
10 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.15%) Billing
11 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (27.25%) Django
2 116 (17.37%) Flask
3 85 (12.72%) Node.js
4 70 (10.48%) HTML
5 55 (8.23%) CSS
6 47 (7.04%) AngularJS
6 47 (7.04%) RESTful
7 46 (6.89%) Pandas
8 40 (5.99%) NumPy
9 36 (5.39%) Web Services
10 32 (4.79%) REST
11 29 (4.34%) XML
12 27 (4.04%) OAuth2
13 26 (3.89%) HTML5
13 26 (3.89%) jQuery
14 25 (3.74%) .NET
15 24 (3.59%) JSON
16 19 (2.84%) RabbitMQ
17 18 (2.69%) SciPy
17 18 (2.69%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (7.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 50 (7.49%) Fixed Income
4 47 (7.04%) Derivative
5 40 (5.99%) Computer Science
6 37 (5.54%) Greenfield Project
7 26 (3.89%) Algorithms
8 22 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (3.29%) User Experience
9 21 (3.14%) Data Structures
10 17 (2.54%) Market Risk
11 14 (2.10%) Fintech
12 13 (1.95%) Equities
12 13 (1.95%) Mobile App
12 13 (1.95%) STB
13 11 (1.65%) Equity Derivative
14 9 (1.35%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 9 (1.35%) Swaptions
15 8 (1.20%) Hedge funds
16 7 (1.05%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 107 (16.02%) Linux
2 64 (9.58%) Unix
3 34 (5.09%) Windows
4 9 (1.35%) Mac OS
5 8 (1.20%) Android
5 8 (1.20%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.05%) Solaris
7 5 (0.75%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.45%) CentOS
9 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.30%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (46.86%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (19.61%) TDD
3 89 (13.32%) DevOps
4 74 (11.08%) Analytics
5 72 (10.78%) OO
6 68 (10.18%) Web Development
7 57 (8.53%) Test Automation
8 52 (7.78%) BDD
9 50 (7.49%) Scrum
10 43 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (5.69%) Pair Programming
12 36 (5.39%) Microservices
12 36 (5.39%) OOP
13 34 (5.09%) Continuous Deployment
14 33 (4.94%) Open Source
15 32 (4.79%) Machine Learning
16 30 (4.49%) Software Delivery
17 29 (4.34%) Front End Development
17 29 (4.34%) Mathematics
18 28 (4.19%) Quantitative Research
Programming Languages
1 668 (100.00%) Python
2 185 (27.69%) SQL
3 136 (20.36%) JavaScript
4 107 (16.02%) Java
5 74 (11.08%) C++
6 51 (7.63%) C#
7 46 (6.89%) Scala
8 41 (6.14%) R
9 34 (5.09%) Go
10 24 (3.59%) Ruby
11 23 (3.44%) Perl
12 19 (2.84%) VBA
13 13 (1.95%) C
14 8 (1.20%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.20%) PHP
15 6 (0.90%) MATLAB
16 5 (0.75%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.75%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.60%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (5.09%) Degree
2 23 (3.44%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.84%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.40%) PhD
5 14 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.45%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.30%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.10%) QA
2 13 (1.95%) MiFID
3 5 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.30%) EMIR
System Software
1 52 (7.78%) Docker
2 10 (1.50%) HDFS
3 6 (0.90%) NFS
4 3 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.15%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 20 (2.99%) Ansible
2 18 (2.69%) Kubernetes
3 15 (2.25%) Terraform
4 12 (1.80%) logstash
5 9 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.05%) Puppet
7 5 (0.75%) Kibana
7 5 (0.75%) Oozie
8 3 (0.45%) Control-M
8 3 (0.45%) Grafana
9 2 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.15%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 45 (6.74%) Oracle
2 25 (3.74%) Microsoft
3 22 (3.29%) Bloomberg
4 16 (2.40%) Reuters
5 12 (1.80%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.35%) Cloudera
6 9 (1.35%) SaltStack
7 7 (1.05%) Google
7 7 (1.05%) SAP
8 6 (0.90%) Apple
9 5 (0.75%) Splunk
9 5 (0.75%) Tableau
10 4 (0.60%) AppDynamics
10 4 (0.60%) FactSet
10 4 (0.60%) Sybase
11 2 (0.30%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.30%) ESRI
11 2 (0.30%) Hortonworks
11 2 (0.30%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.15%) Triple Point
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