The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python Developer
England / London
Rank 151 224 252
Rank change year-on-year +73 +28  
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 315 225 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.62% 1.02% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 1.07% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 160 124
Median daily rate £513 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.88% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £326 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £38.63 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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 18463 20944 19902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 94.98% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13124 15012 13730
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 285 369
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +24 40 £488 +16.76% 23
Canary Wharf -1 6 £545 +37.10%
Bromley - 4 £550 -
Docklands, London - 1 £543 -
West End of London - 1 £400 - 2
Python Developer
England

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 546 (100.00%) Python
2 238 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (32.97%) Django
4 130 (23.81%) SQL
5 128 (23.44%) JavaScript
6 115 (21.06%) Flask
7 104 (19.05%) Linux
8 103 (18.86%) Banking
9 90 (16.48%) Java
10 89 (16.30%) Finance
11 86 (15.75%) C++
12 85 (15.57%) TDD
13 75 (13.74%) HTML
14 74 (13.55%) Investment Banking
15 70 (12.82%) Big Data
16 66 (12.09%) OO
16 66 (12.09%) CSS
16 66 (12.09%) PostgreSQL
17 64 (11.72%) Analytics
18 61 (11.17%) Front Office
19 58 (10.62%) DevOps
20 54 (9.89%) Git (software)
21 50 (9.16%) C#
22 48 (8.79%) Hadoop
23 47 (8.61%) Computer Science
24 46 (8.42%) AngularJS
25 40 (7.33%) Node.js
26 39 (7.14%) Apache Spark
26 39 (7.14%) Fixed Income
27 38 (6.96%) Pandas

Python Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 39 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 26 (4.76%) Apache
2 26 (4.76%) Cloud Foundry
3 21 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (2.38%) Confluence
5 11 (2.01%) nginx
6 10 (1.83%) CMS
7 5 (0.92%) Apache Solr
7 5 (0.92%) SAS
8 4 (0.73%) Jupyter
8 4 (0.73%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.73%) uWSGI
9 3 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.55%) IPython
9 3 (0.55%) Tornado
10 2 (0.37%) DataSynapse
10 2 (0.37%) Drupal
10 2 (0.37%) Facebook Platform
11 1 (0.18%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (4.21%) Spreadsheet
2 21 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.23%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.85%) PaaS
3 11 (2.01%) GitHub
4 8 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (0.92%) Heroku
5 5 (0.92%) IaaS
5 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.73%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (0.73%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.55%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.37%) SaaS
9 1 (0.18%) Datadog
9 1 (0.18%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.85%) HTTP
2 9 (1.65%) Internet
3 6 (1.10%) DHCP
3 6 (1.10%) DNS
3 6 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.73%) Skype
5 2 (0.37%) FTP
5 2 (0.37%) NGN
5 2 (0.37%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (12.82%) Big Data
2 66 (12.09%) PostgreSQL
3 48 (8.79%) Hadoop
4 37 (6.78%) MongoDB
5 33 (6.04%) SQL Server
6 32 (5.86%) MySQL
7 26 (4.76%) Relational Database
8 22 (4.03%) Redis
9 21 (3.85%) NoSQL
10 16 (2.93%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (1.83%) Apache Hive
11 10 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.47%) HBase
13 6 (1.10%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.92%) DataStax
14 5 (0.92%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
15 3 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.55%) Impala
Development Applications
1 54 (9.89%) Git (software)
2 33 (6.04%) JIRA
3 29 (5.31%) Subversion
4 18 (3.30%) Jenkins
5 16 (2.93%) Bitbucket
5 16 (2.93%) TeamCity
6 11 (2.01%) Selenium
7 8 (1.47%) Vagrant
8 6 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.92%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (0.92%) Travis CI
10 4 (0.73%) Android Studio
10 4 (0.73%) Gerrit
10 4 (0.73%) Gradle
10 4 (0.73%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.55%) Codeship
12 2 (0.37%) Bower
12 2 (0.37%) gulp
13 1 (0.18%) CocoaPods
13 1 (0.18%) webpack
General
1 103 (18.86%) Banking
2 89 (16.30%) Finance
3 74 (13.55%) Investment Banking
4 61 (11.17%) Front Office
5 10 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.28%) Marketing
6 7 (1.28%) Retail
7 4 (0.73%) Back Office
7 4 (0.73%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.55%) Electronics
8 3 (0.55%) Games
8 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.37%) Law
9 2 (0.37%) Publishing
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (32.97%) Django
2 115 (21.06%) Flask
3 75 (13.74%) HTML
4 66 (12.09%) CSS
5 46 (8.42%) AngularJS
6 40 (7.33%) Node.js
7 38 (6.96%) Pandas
8 33 (6.04%) NumPy
9 30 (5.49%) HTML5
9 30 (5.49%) Web Services
10 29 (5.31%) REST
11 28 (5.13%) RESTful
12 25 (4.58%) jQuery
13 21 (3.85%) JSON
14 19 (3.48%) Celery
14 19 (3.48%) XML
15 17 (3.11%) .NET
15 17 (3.11%) CSS3
16 16 (2.93%) RabbitMQ
16 16 (2.93%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.61%) Computer Science
2 39 (7.14%) Fixed Income
3 34 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (6.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 27 (4.95%) Algorithms
5 25 (4.58%) Derivative
6 21 (3.85%) User Experience
7 17 (3.11%) Equities
8 13 (2.38%) Fintech
8 13 (2.38%) Management Information System
9 12 (2.20%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.83%) Credit Risk
10 10 (1.83%) Market Risk
11 9 (1.65%) Device Driver
12 8 (1.47%) Reference Data
13 7 (1.28%) Grid Computing
13 7 (1.28%) Mobile App
14 6 (1.10%) CMDB
14 6 (1.10%) Hedge funds
14 6 (1.10%) STB
Operating Systems
1 104 (19.05%) Linux
2 35 (6.41%) Unix
3 23 (4.21%) Windows
4 11 (2.01%) Android
5 7 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.28%) Mac OS
5 7 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.28%) Solaris
6 6 (1.10%) CentOS
7 4 (0.73%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (15.57%) TDD
3 66 (12.09%) OO
4 64 (11.72%) Analytics
5 58 (10.62%) DevOps
6 35 (6.41%) Web Development
7 34 (6.23%) BDD
8 33 (6.04%) Open Source
9 30 (5.49%) Software Engineering
10 28 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (4.76%) Data Analytics
12 25 (4.58%) SDLC
13 24 (4.40%) OOP
14 22 (4.03%) Migration
15 21 (3.85%) API Development
15 21 (3.85%) Continuous Deployment
15 21 (3.85%) Machine Learning
16 20 (3.66%) Front End Development
16 20 (3.66%) Microservices
17 19 (3.48%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 546 (100.00%) Python
2 130 (23.81%) SQL
3 128 (23.44%) JavaScript
4 90 (16.48%) Java
5 86 (15.75%) C++
6 50 (9.16%) C#
7 31 (5.68%) Scala
8 30 (5.49%) R
9 29 (5.31%) Perl
10 24 (4.40%) Ruby
11 18 (3.30%) C
12 17 (3.11%) Bash Shell
13 14 (2.56%) Go
14 10 (1.83%) MATLAB
14 10 (1.83%) PHP
15 8 (1.47%) VBA
16 5 (0.92%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.92%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.73%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.55%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (5.13%) Degree
2 20 (3.66%) PhD
3 7 (1.28%) Security Cleared
4 5 (0.92%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.37%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.21%) QA
2 3 (0.55%) MiFID
3 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.37%) GCP
4 1 (0.18%) EMIR
4 1 (0.18%) SDET
4 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 37 (6.78%) Docker
2 7 (1.28%) HDFS
3 6 (1.10%) NFS
4 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.18%) Cronacle
4 1 (0.18%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 18 (3.30%) Ansible
2 11 (2.01%) Puppet
3 9 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.92%) Oozie
4 5 (0.92%) Terraform
5 3 (0.55%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.37%) Control-M
6 2 (0.37%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.18%) Kibana
7 1 (0.18%) logstash
7 1 (0.18%) Salt
Vendors
1 27 (4.95%) Bloomberg
2 22 (4.03%) Reuters
3 18 (3.30%) Red Hat
4 15 (2.75%) Oracle
5 13 (2.38%) Google
6 7 (1.28%) SaltStack
6 7 (1.28%) Sybase
7 6 (1.10%) Cloudera
8 4 (0.73%) FactSet
8 4 (0.73%) Microsoft
9 3 (0.55%) Apigee
9 3 (0.55%) SAP
9 3 (0.55%) Tableau
10 2 (0.37%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.37%) Facebook
10 2 (0.37%) Perforce
11 1 (0.18%) Adobe
11 1 (0.18%) Splunk
11 1 (0.18%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.18%) VMware
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