Period
to 26 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 181 232
Rank change year-on-year -15 +51 +66
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 650 602 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.41% 1.51% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.59% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 463 376
London median daily rate £525 £525 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.30% -6.50%
10th Percentile £410 £375 £325
90th Percentile £701 £660 £650
England median daily rate £513 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +2.50% +17.65% -6.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
London median hourly rate £41.83 £42.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.57% -15.00% -
10th Percentile £36.18 £33.50 £25.30
90th Percentile £48.95 £47.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £8.00 £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -82.22% -10.00% +15.27%

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 43,598 37,801 42,120
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 95.05% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,466 27,004 30,107
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £308 £305 £280
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 684 498 575
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.75 £19.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.49% +16.76% +8.25%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.84 £52.50 £49.13
England median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.68% - +11.76%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -2 143 £525 -4.55% 59
West London -27 32 £463 - 21
North London - 5 £330 - 2
East London -14 4 £802 +49.95% 21
South London -51 3 £543 -1.36% 2
Python Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 650 (100.00%) Python
2 186 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (26.92%) Django
4 170 (26.15%) SQL
5 163 (25.08%) JavaScript
6 161 (24.77%) Finance
7 143 (22.00%) Linux
8 119 (18.31%) PostgreSQL
9 105 (16.15%) TDD
10 100 (15.38%) Git (software)
11 99 (15.23%) HTML
12 96 (14.77%) Front Office
13 92 (14.15%) Java
14 89 (13.69%) Banking
15 88 (13.54%) Relational Database
15 88 (13.54%) Flask
16 86 (13.23%) Amazon AWS
17 85 (13.08%) C++
18 83 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
19 79 (12.15%) CSS
20 74 (11.38%) Oracle
21 69 (10.62%) C#
21 69 (10.62%) Jenkins
21 69 (10.62%) REST
22 68 (10.46%) DevOps
22 68 (10.46%) Unix
23 66 (10.15%) Docker
24 64 (9.85%) OO
25 62 (9.54%) Microservices
26 59 (9.08%) React

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 34 (5.23%) Apache Spark
2 22 (3.38%) CMS
3 21 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (2.77%) Apache
5 11 (1.69%) Confluence
6 10 (1.54%) nginx
7 9 (1.38%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.23%) Apache Airflow
9 6 (0.92%) Jupyter
10 4 (0.62%) Kentico
10 4 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.62%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.46%) DataSynapse
12 2 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.31%) Gunicorn
12 2 (0.31%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.15%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.15%) Ethereum
13 1 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.15%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) BondVision
Cloud Services
1 86 (13.23%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.15%) Serverless
3 24 (3.69%) AWS Lambda
4 22 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (2.77%) GitHub
6 17 (2.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.23%) Amazon EMR
8 7 (1.08%) IaaS
9 5 (0.77%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.62%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.62%) Azure Machine Learning
10 4 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.46%) NuGet
11 3 (0.46%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.31%) npm
12 2 (0.31%) PaaS
12 2 (0.31%) SaaS
13 1 (0.15%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.77%) HTTP
1 5 (0.77%) Kerberos
2 2 (0.31%) Firewall
2 2 (0.31%) Junos
3 1 (0.15%) DHCP
3 1 (0.15%) DNS
3 1 (0.15%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.15%) FTP
3 1 (0.15%) Internet
3 1 (0.15%) RTP
3 1 (0.15%) SNMP
3 1 (0.15%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (18.31%) PostgreSQL
2 88 (13.54%) Relational Database
3 53 (8.15%) SQL Server
4 49 (7.54%) MySQL
5 33 (5.08%) Redis
6 31 (4.77%) Big Data
6 31 (4.77%) NoSQL
7 26 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (3.38%) MongoDB
9 20 (3.08%) RDBMS
10 15 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (2.15%) Data Mining
11 14 (2.15%) Oracle Database
12 10 (1.54%) Hadoop
12 10 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (1.23%) Blockchain
13 8 (1.23%) Spark SQL
14 7 (1.08%) DB2
15 6 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 100 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 69 (10.62%) Jenkins
3 28 (4.31%) JIRA
4 13 (2.00%) Subversion
5 12 (1.85%) Bitbucket
5 12 (1.85%) Selenium
6 10 (1.54%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.54%) Visual Studio
7 8 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
8 7 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.92%) Robot Framework
10 5 (0.77%) Codeception
10 5 (0.77%) Codeship
10 5 (0.77%) PHPUnit
10 5 (0.77%) PyCharm
10 5 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (0.46%) gulp
12 3 (0.46%) IntelliJ
12 3 (0.46%) MSBuild
General
1 161 (24.77%) Finance
2 96 (14.77%) Front Office
3 89 (13.69%) Banking
4 30 (4.62%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.15%) Retail
7 8 (1.23%) Publishing
8 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.62%) Marketing
9 3 (0.46%) Electronics
9 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.31%) Advertising
11 1 (0.15%) Back Office
11 1 (0.15%) Billing
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) Games
11 1 (0.15%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (26.92%) Django
2 99 (15.23%) HTML
3 88 (13.54%) Flask
4 79 (12.15%) CSS
5 69 (10.62%) REST
6 59 (9.08%) React
7 51 (7.85%) Web Services
8 43 (6.62%) Pandas
9 38 (5.85%) jQuery
9 38 (5.85%) NumPy
9 38 (5.85%) RESTful
10 37 (5.69%) AngularJS
11 36 (5.54%) XML
12 33 (5.08%) RabbitMQ
13 32 (4.92%) Celery
14 27 (4.15%) HTML5
15 25 (3.85%) Kafka
16 23 (3.54%) JSON
17 19 (2.92%) ZeroMQ
18 18 (2.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.92%) Greenfield Project
2 56 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 46 (7.08%) Derivative
5 40 (6.15%) Fixed Income
6 35 (5.38%) Algorithms
7 30 (4.62%) Data Structures
8 23 (3.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (2.62%) Fintech
10 15 (2.31%) Credit Risk
11 14 (2.15%) Hedge funds
11 14 (2.15%) User Experience
12 12 (1.85%) Robotics
13 10 (1.54%) Credit Derivative
13 10 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (1.23%) Equities
16 5 (0.77%) Video on Demand
17 3 (0.46%) Social Media
17 3 (0.46%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 143 (22.00%) Linux
2 68 (10.46%) Unix
3 29 (4.46%) Windows
4 3 (0.46%) Mac OS X
4 3 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.31%) Android
5 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.31%) VMS
6 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (16.15%) TDD
3 83 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
4 68 (10.46%) DevOps
5 64 (9.85%) OO
6 62 (9.54%) Microservices
7 55 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
8 53 (8.15%) Machine Learning
9 49 (7.54%) Web Development
10 47 (7.23%) Analytics
10 47 (7.23%) Mathematics
11 45 (6.92%) Software Engineering
12 40 (6.15%) SDLC
13 34 (5.23%) Data Modelling
13 34 (5.23%) Unit Testing
14 29 (4.46%) BDD
14 29 (4.46%) Migration
15 28 (4.31%) Configuration Management
15 28 (4.31%) E-Commerce
16 27 (4.15%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 650 (100.00%) Python
2 170 (26.15%) SQL
3 163 (25.08%) JavaScript
4 92 (14.15%) Java
5 85 (13.08%) C++
6 69 (10.62%) C#
7 32 (4.92%) Go
8 28 (4.31%) Perl
8 28 (4.31%) Scala
9 23 (3.54%) VBA
10 22 (3.38%) Haskell
11 21 (3.23%) Shell Script
12 19 (2.92%) Ruby
13 17 (2.62%) C
13 17 (2.62%) R
14 14 (2.15%) PHP
15 9 (1.38%) Bash Shell
15 9 (1.38%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.08%) F#
16 7 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 46 (7.08%) Degree
2 17 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.38%) Numerate Degree
3 9 (1.38%) PhD
4 7 (1.08%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 3 (0.46%) CCSP
6 3 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.46%) CISM
6 3 (0.46%) CISSP
7 2 (0.31%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.31%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.54%) Data Quality
1 10 (1.54%) GCP
2 2 (0.31%) MiFID
3 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.15%) EMIR
3 1 (0.15%) IFRS
3 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.15%) QA
3 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 66 (10.15%) Docker
2 5 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.31%) HDFS
3 2 (0.31%) Varnish
4 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.15%) Ceph
4 1 (0.15%) etcd
Systems Management
1 39 (6.00%) Ansible
2 29 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (4.46%) Puppet
3 15 (2.31%) Kubernetes
4 13 (2.00%) Terraform
5 12 (1.85%) Salt
6 8 (1.23%) Oozie
7 3 (0.46%) CFEngine
7 3 (0.46%) Packer
8 2 (0.31%) Consul
8 2 (0.31%) Grafana
9 1 (0.15%) Control-M
9 1 (0.15%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.15%) Kibana
9 1 (0.15%) logstash
9 1 (0.15%) Mesos
9 1 (0.15%) Nessus
9 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.15%) OSSEC
9 1 (0.15%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 74 (11.38%) Oracle
2 22 (3.38%) Google
3 16 (2.46%) Sybase
4 14 (2.15%) Microsoft
5 9 (1.38%) SAP
5 9 (1.38%) Tableau
6 7 (1.08%) IBM
7 6 (0.92%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.77%) Red Hat
8 5 (0.77%) SaltStack
9 4 (0.62%) Adobe
9 4 (0.62%) DevExpress
9 4 (0.62%) Hortonworks
9 4 (0.62%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.46%) Cisco
10 3 (0.46%) Splunk
11 2 (0.31%) Dell
11 2 (0.31%) Infragistics
11 2 (0.31%) Juniper
11 2 (0.31%) Telerik