Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 111 145 108
Rank change year-on-year +34 -37 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 958 542 428
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.42% 1.97% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 2.13% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 760 435 351
10th Percentile £500 £406 £425
25th Percentile £550 £483 £494
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £600 £575
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £750 £700 £675
90th Percentile £850 £750 £750
England median daily rate £600 £550 £560
% change year-on-year +9.09% -1.79% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £57.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £59.00
75th Percentile - - £61.00
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £46.68 £25.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year +83.05% -41.71% -12.50%

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 36,777 25,489 16,428
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.86% 92.80% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,042 18,360 11,889
10th Percentile £375 £350 £313
25th Percentile £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £613
90th Percentile £788 £713 £700
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 250 194
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.00 £14.26
25th Percentile £22.00 £20.12 £19.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.20 £31.83
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +1.16% +57.87%
75th Percentile £51.48 £51.00 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.50 £62.48
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% +4.28%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -43 63 £650 +8.33% 27
South London +1 13 £500 +17.65%
East London -8 3 £675 - 10
Python Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, Python Developer contract jobs required the following 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.

1 958 (100.00%) Python
2 431 (44.99%) Finance
3 421 (43.95%) Agile
4 396 (41.34%) AWS
5 373 (38.94%) SQL
6 326 (34.03%) React
7 293 (30.58%) Front Office
8 263 (27.45%) Azure
9 255 (26.62%) JavaScript
10 252 (26.30%) Analytics
11 249 (25.99%) Software Engineering
12 231 (24.11%) Django
13 203 (21.19%) Banking
14 199 (20.77%) Pandas
14 199 (20.77%) Full Stack Development
15 192 (20.04%) Asset Management
16 190 (19.83%) Investment Management
17 180 (18.79%) NumPy
18 179 (18.68%) Docker
18 179 (18.68%) Flask
19 173 (18.06%) DevOps
20 171 (17.85%) Equities
21 161 (16.81%) Git (software)
22 160 (16.70%) CI/CD
23 159 (16.60%) Social Skills
24 158 (16.49%) TDD
25 155 (16.18%) Kubernetes
26 151 (15.76%) GCP
27 150 (15.66%) Derivative
28 135 (14.09%) 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 51 (5.32%) Apache
2 25 (2.61%) Apache Airflow
3 22 (2.30%) Apache Spark
4 17 (1.77%) WebSphere
5 16 (1.67%) Confluence
6 14 (1.46%) DataSynapse
7 7 (0.73%) nginx
8 5 (0.52%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.31%) uWSGI
10 1 (0.10%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.10%) Tornado
Applications
1 19 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.21%) Blender
3 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.21%) FINCAD Analytics
1 2 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 396 (41.34%) AWS
2 263 (27.45%) Azure
3 151 (15.76%) GCP
4 63 (6.58%) Serverless
5 47 (4.91%) AWS Lambda
6 41 (4.28%) GitHub
7 25 (2.61%) Amazon S3
8 19 (1.98%) GitHub Actions
9 15 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (1.46%) Amazon EKS
10 14 (1.46%) Azure DevOps
10 14 (1.46%) Power Platform
11 13 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (1.04%) Azure AKS
13 9 (0.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 9 (0.94%) Google Kubernetes Engine
14 8 (0.84%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 8 (0.84%) AWS Step Functions
14 8 (0.84%) Azure Functions
14 8 (0.84%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.94%) Internet
2 8 (0.84%) HTTP
3 7 (0.73%) Broadband
4 5 (0.52%) HTTPS
4 5 (0.52%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.42%) SSL
6 3 (0.31%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.10%) DNS
7 1 (0.10%) FTP
7 1 (0.10%) LoRaWAN
7 1 (0.10%) Network Security
7 1 (0.10%) SSH
7 1 (0.10%) WAN
7 1 (0.10%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (7.62%) PostgreSQL
2 58 (6.05%) Big Data
3 48 (5.01%) SQL Server
4 38 (3.97%) Apache Ignite
5 31 (3.24%) MongoDB
5 31 (3.24%) NoSQL
6 25 (2.61%) Relational Database
7 18 (1.88%) MySQL
8 15 (1.57%) Hadoop
8 15 (1.57%) ObjectStore
9 14 (1.46%) Amazon Athena
9 14 (1.46%) Power BI
10 13 (1.36%) Amazon Aurora
10 13 (1.36%) DynamoDB
11 12 (1.25%) Redis
12 11 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
12 11 (1.15%) Oracle Database
13 10 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (0.84%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 161 (16.81%) Git (software)
2 99 (10.33%) JIRA
3 34 (3.55%) Jenkins
4 28 (2.92%) Subversion
5 24 (2.51%) git-flow
6 15 (1.57%) Visual Studio
7 13 (1.36%) TeamCity
8 12 (1.25%) Artifactory
8 12 (1.25%) GitLab
9 7 (0.73%) Maven
10 6 (0.63%) Gradle
10 6 (0.63%) JUnit
10 6 (0.63%) Mockito
11 5 (0.52%) Selenium
12 4 (0.42%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.42%) Pylint
13 3 (0.31%) Jaeger
13 3 (0.31%) Locust
13 3 (0.31%) Visual Studio Code
14 2 (0.21%) Crucible
General
1 431 (44.99%) Finance
2 293 (30.58%) Front Office
3 203 (21.19%) Banking
4 159 (16.60%) Social Skills
5 111 (11.59%) Investment Banking
6 60 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (2.71%) Public Sector
8 14 (1.46%) Law
9 9 (0.94%) Presentation Skills
10 6 (0.63%) Back Office
11 5 (0.52%) Prime Brokerage
12 4 (0.42%) International Banking
12 4 (0.42%) Legal
12 4 (0.42%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.31%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (0.31%) Retail
13 3 (0.31%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.21%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 2 (0.21%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (34.03%) React
2 231 (24.11%) Django
3 199 (20.77%) Pandas
4 180 (18.79%) NumPy
5 179 (18.68%) Flask
6 110 (11.48%) HTML
6 110 (11.48%) SciPy
7 101 (10.54%) CSS
8 70 (7.31%) REST
9 54 (5.64%) AngularJS
9 54 (5.64%) Celery
10 47 (4.91%) PySpark
11 46 (4.80%) RESTful
12 42 (4.38%) jQuery
13 38 (3.97%) HTML5
14 37 (3.86%) FastAPI
15 36 (3.76%) CSS3
16 35 (3.65%) pytest
17 32 (3.34%) RabbitMQ
18 27 (2.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 171 (17.85%) Equities
2 150 (15.66%) Derivative
3 105 (10.96%) Hedge funds
4 64 (6.68%) Data Structures
4 64 (6.68%) Fixed Income
5 52 (5.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 46 (4.80%) Algorithms
7 44 (4.59%) Greenfield Project
8 30 (3.13%) Market Risk
9 28 (2.92%) Data Protection Act
10 23 (2.40%) Credit Derivative
11 17 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
12 15 (1.57%) Wiki
13 14 (1.46%) Enterprise Cloud
14 12 (1.25%) Cloud Native
14 12 (1.25%) Mobile App
15 11 (1.15%) Animation
16 9 (0.94%) Reference Data
16 9 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
17 8 (0.84%) Equity Risk
Operating Systems
1 135 (14.09%) Linux
2 37 (3.86%) Windows
3 13 (1.36%) Unix
4 10 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.10%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (43.95%) Agile
2 252 (26.30%) Analytics
3 249 (25.99%) Software Engineering
4 199 (20.77%) Full Stack Development
5 192 (20.04%) Asset Management
6 190 (19.83%) Investment Management
7 173 (18.06%) DevOps
8 160 (16.70%) CI/CD
9 158 (16.49%) TDD
10 135 (14.09%) Problem-Solving
11 100 (10.44%) Test Automation
12 98 (10.23%) Scrum
13 95 (9.92%) Microservices
14 84 (8.77%) OO
15 80 (8.35%) Portfolio Analytics
16 73 (7.62%) Visualisation
17 62 (6.47%) Machine Learning
18 57 (5.95%) Multithreading
19 56 (5.85%) Data Protection
20 54 (5.64%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 958 (100.00%) Python
2 373 (38.94%) SQL
3 255 (26.62%) JavaScript
4 131 (13.67%) Java
5 104 (10.86%) TypeScript
6 83 (8.66%) C++
7 66 (6.89%) C#
8 36 (3.76%) C
9 16 (1.67%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.57%) VBA
11 14 (1.46%) Go
12 10 (1.04%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.04%) R
13 9 (0.94%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.84%) Scala
15 7 (0.73%) Bash
16 6 (0.63%) PHP
17 4 (0.42%) Groovy
18 2 (0.21%) Apex Code
18 2 (0.21%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (1.98%) Security Cleared
2 9 (0.94%) Degree
2 9 (0.94%) SC Cleared
3 7 (0.73%) CFA
3 7 (0.73%) MBA
4 6 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.42%) PhD
6 2 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.10%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.57%) Data Quality
2 13 (1.36%) QA
3 10 (1.04%) Accessibility
4 3 (0.31%) MiFID
5 2 (0.21%) EMIR
6 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 179 (18.68%) Docker
2 13 (1.36%) HDFS
3 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.10%) Microcode
3 1 (0.10%) NFS
3 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 155 (16.18%) Kubernetes
2 32 (3.34%) Terraform
3 17 (1.77%) Ansible
4 13 (1.36%) Grafana
4 13 (1.36%) Prometheus
5 9 (0.94%) Puppet
6 7 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
6 7 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.10%) IBM Guardium
7 1 (0.10%) Istio
7 1 (0.10%) Kubeflow
7 1 (0.10%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.10%) Salt
7 1 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 63 (6.58%) Oracle
2 25 (2.61%) Google
3 24 (2.51%) Microsoft
4 11 (1.15%) Bloomberg
5 9 (0.94%) IBM
6 8 (0.84%) Cadence
7 4 (0.42%) Databricks
8 3 (0.31%) Ab Initio
8 3 (0.31%) MapR
8 3 (0.31%) Refinitiv
8 3 (0.31%) Splunk
8 3 (0.31%) Verint
9 2 (0.21%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.21%) Murex
9 2 (0.21%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.10%) BT
10 1 (0.10%) Cisco
10 1 (0.10%) Juniper
10 1 (0.10%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.10%) Symantec