Period
to 23 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 153 246
Rank change year-on-year -17 +93 +57
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 783 716 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.70% 1.71% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.80% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 571 340
London median daily rate £525 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £413 £375 £325
90th Percentile £725 £688 £650
England median daily rate £500 £488 £425
% change year-on-year +2.56% +14.71% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
London median hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £27.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.54% +55.88% -
10th Percentile £37.37 £33.50 £25.15
90th Percentile £49.96 £47.50 £46.56
England median hourly rate £8.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -82.22% +12.50% -5.88%

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 43,660 39,786 43,331
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 95.07% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,638 28,297 31,177
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 516 493
London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.02 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.31% +10.61% -2.60%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.76
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +8.57%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +3 194 £525 -8.70% 63
West London -45 28 £480 -4.00% 27
South London -22 20 £444 -19.32% 1
East London -19 10 £725 +35.51% 14
North London - 4 £330 -
Python Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 783 (100.00%) Python
2 233 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
3 219 (27.97%) Finance
3 219 (27.97%) SQL
4 210 (26.82%) Django
5 194 (24.78%) JavaScript
6 168 (21.46%) Linux
7 125 (15.96%) TDD
8 122 (15.58%) HTML
9 119 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
10 118 (15.07%) Banking
11 114 (14.56%) PostgreSQL
11 114 (14.56%) Amazon AWS
12 113 (14.43%) Git (software)
13 110 (14.05%) Docker
14 104 (13.28%) Front Office
15 101 (12.90%) REST
16 99 (12.64%) Java
16 99 (12.64%) CSS
17 95 (12.13%) Jenkins
18 93 (11.88%) Flask
19 90 (11.49%) React
20 85 (10.86%) Relational Database
21 79 (10.09%) C++
22 77 (9.83%) OO
23 72 (9.20%) Oracle
24 71 (9.07%) Machine Learning
24 71 (9.07%) DevOps
25 70 (8.94%) Web Development
26 69 (8.81%) Microservices

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 53 (6.77%) Apache Spark
2 37 (4.73%) CMS
3 35 (4.47%) Elasticsearch
4 31 (3.96%) Apache
5 23 (2.94%) Confluence
6 18 (2.30%) Apache Airflow
7 10 (1.28%) nginx
8 7 (0.89%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.77%) Jupyter
9 6 (0.77%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.64%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.38%) DataSynapse
11 3 (0.38%) Kentico
11 3 (0.38%) Luigi
12 2 (0.26%) Gunicorn
12 2 (0.26%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.13%) SAS
13 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.13%) HipChat
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 114 (14.56%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (3.45%) Serverless
3 22 (2.81%) AWS Lambda
3 22 (2.81%) GitHub
3 22 (2.81%) Google Cloud Platform
4 20 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (1.28%) OpenShift
6 9 (1.15%) IaaS
7 8 (1.02%) Amazon EMR
8 7 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.77%) NuGet
10 5 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.64%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.51%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.38%) PaaS
13 2 (0.26%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.26%) npm
13 2 (0.26%) Slack
13 2 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.64%) AMQP
1 5 (0.64%) Kerberos
2 4 (0.51%) HTTP
3 3 (0.38%) MQTT
4 2 (0.26%) Internet
4 2 (0.26%) Intranet
4 2 (0.26%) Junos
5 1 (0.13%) DHCP
5 1 (0.13%) DNS
5 1 (0.13%) Firewall
5 1 (0.13%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.13%) FTP
5 1 (0.13%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (14.56%) PostgreSQL
2 85 (10.86%) Relational Database
3 46 (5.87%) MySQL
4 44 (5.62%) Redis
5 42 (5.36%) SQL Server
6 37 (4.73%) Big Data
7 35 (4.47%) NoSQL
8 31 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (2.68%) MongoDB
10 18 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
11 17 (2.17%) Hadoop
12 15 (1.92%) Data Mining
13 12 (1.53%) DB2
13 12 (1.53%) KDB
14 9 (1.15%) Blockchain
14 9 (1.15%) RDBMS
15 8 (1.02%) Data Lake
15 8 (1.02%) Oracle Database
15 8 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
15 8 (1.02%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 113 (14.43%) Git (software)
2 95 (12.13%) Jenkins
3 44 (5.62%) JIRA
4 25 (3.19%) Subversion
5 24 (3.07%) TeamCity
6 12 (1.53%) Visual Studio
7 11 (1.40%) Vagrant
8 9 (1.15%) Bitbucket
9 8 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
9 8 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.89%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.89%) Selenium
11 6 (0.77%) gulp
11 6 (0.77%) MSBuild
11 6 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (0.64%) GitLab
12 5 (0.64%) IntelliJ
12 5 (0.64%) Mocha
12 5 (0.64%) PyCharm
13 4 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 219 (27.97%) Finance
2 118 (15.07%) Banking
3 104 (13.28%) Front Office
4 38 (4.85%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.79%) Retail
5 14 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.15%) Marketing
7 7 (0.89%) Advertising
7 7 (0.89%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.51%) Back Office
8 4 (0.51%) Law
9 3 (0.38%) Publishing
10 2 (0.26%) French Language
10 2 (0.26%) Legal
10 2 (0.26%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.13%) Automotive
11 1 (0.13%) Games
11 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (26.82%) Django
2 122 (15.58%) HTML
3 101 (12.90%) REST
4 99 (12.64%) CSS
5 93 (11.88%) Flask
6 90 (11.49%) React
7 66 (8.43%) Web Services
8 54 (6.90%) AngularJS
9 53 (6.77%) Pandas
10 49 (6.26%) NumPy
11 44 (5.62%) Kafka
12 39 (4.98%) XML
13 38 (4.85%) HTML5
14 33 (4.21%) RESTful
15 31 (3.96%) jQuery
16 28 (3.58%) Node.js
17 24 (3.07%) SciPy
18 23 (2.94%) Celery
18 23 (2.94%) JSON
19 22 (2.81%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.54%) Greenfield Project
2 55 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (6.39%) Computer Science
4 49 (6.26%) Derivative
5 47 (6.00%) Algorithms
6 41 (5.24%) Data Structures
7 40 (5.11%) Fixed Income
8 30 (3.83%) Hedge funds
9 20 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 18 (2.30%) Fintech
11 17 (2.17%) User Experience
12 14 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.79%) Equities
13 12 (1.53%) Robotics
14 10 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (1.15%) Credit Derivative
16 8 (1.02%) Market Risk
17 7 (0.89%) Equity Derivative
18 6 (0.77%) Video on Demand
19 5 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 168 (21.46%) Linux
2 59 (7.54%) Unix
3 29 (3.70%) Windows
4 5 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.38%) CentOS
6 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.26%) VMS
7 1 (0.13%) Android
7 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.13%) Debian
7 1 (0.13%) Solaris
7 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (15.96%) TDD
3 119 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
4 77 (9.83%) OO
5 71 (9.07%) DevOps
5 71 (9.07%) Machine Learning
6 70 (8.94%) Web Development
7 69 (8.81%) Microservices
8 63 (8.05%) Software Engineering
9 62 (7.92%) SDLC
10 54 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
11 52 (6.64%) Analytics
12 47 (6.00%) Pair Programming
13 46 (5.87%) Configuration Management
13 46 (5.87%) Data Science
14 43 (5.49%) Artificial Intelligence
14 43 (5.49%) Scrum
15 38 (4.85%) Migration
16 37 (4.73%) Test Automation
17 36 (4.60%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 783 (100.00%) Python
2 219 (27.97%) SQL
3 194 (24.78%) JavaScript
4 99 (12.64%) Java
5 79 (10.09%) C++
6 62 (7.92%) C#
7 44 (5.62%) Perl
8 39 (4.98%) Go
9 30 (3.83%) Shell Script
10 27 (3.45%) Scala
11 26 (3.32%) R
12 20 (2.55%) VBA
13 19 (2.43%) C
13 19 (2.43%) Ruby
14 15 (1.92%) Bash Shell
14 15 (1.92%) Haskell
15 12 (1.53%) ES6
16 9 (1.15%) PHP
17 5 (0.64%) IronPython
18 4 (0.51%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 48 (6.13%) Degree
2 10 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.51%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.38%) AWS Certification
4 3 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.26%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.53%) GCP
1 12 (1.53%) SLA
2 11 (1.40%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.26%) EMIR
3 2 (0.26%) QA
4 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.13%) GDPR
4 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 110 (14.05%) Docker
2 6 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.26%) Varnish
3 2 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.13%) Ceph
4 1 (0.13%) etcd
Systems Management
1 51 (6.51%) Ansible
2 37 (4.73%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (4.21%) Puppet
4 26 (3.32%) Kubernetes
5 22 (2.81%) Salt
5 22 (2.81%) Terraform
6 8 (1.02%) Oozie
7 4 (0.51%) Grafana
8 3 (0.38%) CFEngine
9 2 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.26%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.13%) Consul
10 1 (0.13%) Control-M
10 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.13%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.13%) Mesos
Vendors
1 72 (9.20%) Oracle
2 36 (4.60%) Sybase
3 29 (3.70%) Google
4 10 (1.28%) Tableau
5 9 (1.15%) Microsoft
6 8 (1.02%) IBM
7 7 (0.89%) SaltStack
7 7 (0.89%) SAP
8 6 (0.77%) Atlassian
8 6 (0.77%) DevExpress
8 6 (0.77%) Perforce
9 4 (0.51%) Cisco
9 4 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.51%) Splunk
9 4 (0.51%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.38%) F5
10 3 (0.38%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.26%) Infragistics
11 2 (0.26%) Telerik
11 2 (0.26%) VMware