Period
to 6 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 107 169 191
Rank change year-on-year +62 +22 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 833 769 711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.40% 1.64% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.56% 1.73% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 608 573
London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £423 £400 £419
90th Percentile £725 £725 £688
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
London median hourly rate £8.00 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.52% - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -7.41%

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 32,492 44,407 45,351
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.55% 94.85% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,290 32,119 32,940
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
England median daily rate £463 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +1.09% +1.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 614 554
London median hourly rate £21.78 £20.00 £20.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.90% -2.68% +7.42%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.25 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +4.05% -1.07% +1.89%

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 6 December 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python Developer in London over the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 December 2019. 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 +43 196 £575 +4.55% 77
West London +41 36 £500 +29.03% 17
South London +41 21 £525 +29.23% 2
East London +19 8 £525 - 7
North London - 1 £475 - 1
Python Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, 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.

1 833 (100.00%) Python
2 335 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
3 264 (31.69%) Finance
4 203 (24.37%) AWS
5 200 (24.01%) SQL
5 200 (24.01%) Django
6 181 (21.73%) TDD
7 179 (21.49%) JavaScript
8 154 (18.49%) Java
9 151 (18.13%) Microservices
10 147 (17.65%) Flask
11 141 (16.93%) DevOps
11 141 (16.93%) Front Office
12 133 (15.97%) Docker
13 124 (14.89%) Banking
14 111 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
15 107 (12.85%) Data Science
16 103 (12.36%) Software Engineering
17 96 (11.52%) Azure
18 95 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
18 95 (11.40%) Analytics
19 92 (11.04%) Machine Learning
20 87 (10.44%) Kubernetes
21 85 (10.20%) GCP
22 83 (9.96%) Pandas
23 82 (9.84%) Elasticsearch
23 82 (9.84%) Git (software)
24 78 (9.36%) Greenfield Project
25 75 (9.00%) NoSQL
26 74 (8.88%) 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 82 (9.84%) Elasticsearch
2 71 (8.52%) Apache Spark
3 16 (1.92%) Apache
4 15 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
5 14 (1.68%) Confluence
6 7 (0.84%) SAS
7 4 (0.48%) CMS
8 3 (0.36%) Tornado
9 2 (0.24%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.24%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.12%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.12%) Luigi
10 1 (0.12%) nginx
10 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.12%) Sketch
2 1 (0.12%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) FINCAD Analytics
2 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 203 (24.37%) AWS
2 96 (11.52%) Azure
3 85 (10.20%) GCP
4 73 (8.76%) Serverless
5 70 (8.40%) AWS Lambda
6 44 (5.28%) Amazon S3
7 20 (2.40%) Amazon ECS
7 20 (2.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 18 (2.16%) Amazon SQS
9 16 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (1.80%) Azure Functions
10 15 (1.80%) GitHub
11 12 (1.44%) OpenShift
12 11 (1.32%) Google App Engine
12 11 (1.32%) Power Platform
13 8 (0.96%) Amazon Cognito
14 7 (0.84%) AWS Step Functions
15 6 (0.72%) Amazon EKS
16 5 (0.60%) AWS IoT
16 5 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.96%) MQTT
2 5 (0.60%) HTTP
3 2 (0.24%) Internet
3 2 (0.24%) Skype
3 2 (0.24%) SSL
4 1 (0.12%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.12%) FTP
4 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.12%) IPv6
4 1 (0.12%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.12%) VPN
4 1 (0.12%) WebEx
4 1 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
2 75 (9.00%) NoSQL
3 64 (7.68%) Big Data
4 62 (7.44%) Relational Database
5 54 (6.48%) MySQL
6 38 (4.56%) Hadoop
6 38 (4.56%) MongoDB
7 27 (3.24%) Amazon Redshift
8 24 (2.88%) Apache Hive
9 23 (2.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 21 (2.52%) Amazon Athena
11 17 (2.04%) SQL Server
12 16 (1.92%) Redis
13 15 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (1.80%) Impala
13 15 (1.80%) RDBMS
14 14 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (1.44%) BigQuery
15 12 (1.44%) Spark SQL
16 11 (1.32%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 82 (9.84%) Git (software)
2 52 (6.24%) Jenkins
3 29 (3.48%) JIRA
4 19 (2.28%) RStudio
5 16 (1.92%) Artifactory
6 14 (1.68%) TeamCity
7 13 (1.56%) CruiseControl
8 10 (1.20%) GitLab
8 10 (1.20%) Selenium
8 10 (1.20%) Subversion
9 6 (0.72%) Appium
10 3 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.36%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.36%) CircleCI
10 3 (0.36%) Pylint
10 3 (0.36%) Robot Framework
10 3 (0.36%) Sourcetree
11 2 (0.24%) Android Studio
11 2 (0.24%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 264 (31.69%) Finance
2 141 (16.93%) Front Office
3 124 (14.89%) Banking
4 52 (6.24%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.24%) Games
6 17 (2.04%) Marketing
7 7 (0.84%) Aerospace
8 6 (0.72%) Law
8 6 (0.72%) Retail
8 6 (0.72%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.48%) Advertising
10 3 (0.36%) Billing
10 3 (0.36%) International Banking
10 3 (0.36%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Automotive
12 1 (0.12%) Legal
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (24.01%) Django
2 147 (17.65%) Flask
3 83 (9.96%) Pandas
4 74 (8.88%) HTML
5 72 (8.64%) Web Services
6 66 (7.92%) NumPy
6 66 (7.92%) React
7 53 (6.36%) AngularJS
8 52 (6.24%) CSS
9 50 (6.00%) REST
10 45 (5.40%) PySpark
11 40 (4.80%) Kafka
12 30 (3.60%) RESTful
13 28 (3.36%) .NET
13 28 (3.36%) Node.js
14 25 (3.00%) OAuth
14 25 (3.00%) OAuth2
15 24 (2.88%) SciPy
16 20 (2.40%) Vue.js
17 19 (2.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 78 (9.36%) Greenfield Project
2 43 (5.16%) Fixed Income
3 42 (5.04%) Algorithms
3 42 (5.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 36 (4.32%) Equities
5 35 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (3.60%) Derivative
7 25 (3.00%) Hedge funds
8 18 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
8 18 (2.16%) User Experience
9 17 (2.04%) Data Structures
10 14 (1.68%) Public Cloud
11 12 (1.44%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (1.20%) Market Risk
13 10 (1.20%) STB
14 9 (1.08%) Renewable Energy
15 8 (0.96%) Credit Risk
16 7 (0.84%) Blog
16 7 (0.84%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 58 (6.96%) Linux
2 23 (2.76%) Unix
3 11 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
4 9 (1.08%) Android
5 8 (0.96%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.84%) Windows
7 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.12%) CentOS
8 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (21.73%) TDD
3 151 (18.13%) Microservices
4 141 (16.93%) DevOps
5 107 (12.85%) Data Science
6 103 (12.36%) Software Engineering
7 95 (11.40%) Analytics
7 95 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
8 92 (11.04%) Machine Learning
9 74 (8.88%) OO
10 65 (7.80%) BDD
10 65 (7.80%) Test Automation
11 62 (7.44%) Asset Management
12 55 (6.60%) Problem-Solving
13 52 (6.24%) Investment Management
14 50 (6.00%) Computer Science
14 50 (6.00%) Mathematics
15 48 (5.76%) Scrum
16 46 (5.52%) Fintech
17 45 (5.40%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 833 (100.00%) Python
2 200 (24.01%) SQL
3 179 (21.49%) JavaScript
4 154 (18.49%) Java
5 60 (7.20%) C#
6 52 (6.24%) R
7 48 (5.76%) C++
8 32 (3.84%) Bash Shell
9 26 (3.12%) Go
9 26 (3.12%) Scala
10 24 (2.88%) Ruby
11 14 (1.68%) VBA
12 11 (1.32%) TypeScript
13 9 (1.08%) PowerShell
14 8 (0.96%) ES6
15 7 (0.84%) Kotlin
16 5 (0.60%) C
16 5 (0.60%) Java 8
16 5 (0.60%) Perl
16 5 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (5.64%) Degree
2 35 (4.20%) Security Cleared
3 33 (3.96%) SC Cleared
4 24 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.72%) PhD
6 5 (0.60%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.36%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.36%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.12%) CCNA
9 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.40%) QA
2 8 (0.96%) MiFID
3 7 (0.84%) EMIR
4 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.12%) GDPR
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 133 (15.97%) Docker
2 8 (0.96%) HDFS
3 2 (0.24%) BusyBox
3 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 87 (10.44%) Kubernetes
2 30 (3.60%) Terraform
3 6 (0.72%) Ansible
3 6 (0.72%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.12%) Grafana
4 1 (0.12%) Kibana
4 1 (0.12%) logstash
4 1 (0.12%) Puppet
4 1 (0.12%) QRadar
Vendors
1 71 (8.52%) Google
2 52 (6.24%) Oracle
3 29 (3.48%) Tableau
4 28 (3.36%) Microsoft
5 18 (2.16%) Splunk
6 10 (1.20%) Sybase
7 6 (0.72%) Alteryx
7 6 (0.72%) Hortonworks
8 5 (0.60%) Cloudera
9 4 (0.48%) Databricks
10 3 (0.36%) Facebook
10 3 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.24%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.24%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.24%) FactSet
11 2 (0.24%) Twitter
11 2 (0.24%) VMware
12 1 (0.12%) ArcSight
12 1 (0.12%) ESRI
12 1 (0.12%) StreamSets