Period
to 31 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Python Engineer was £545 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

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 Engineer
England > London
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 193 252 372
Rank change year-on-year +59 +120 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Python Engineer 247 441 283
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.28% 1.09% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.16% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 383 231
Median daily rate £545 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% -4.55% +7.32%
10th Percentile £475 £444 £425
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £56.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.08% +60.42%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £52.50 £8.00
% change year-on-year -19.05% +556.25% -75.96%

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 17,978 38,091 43,336
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.52% 94.29% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,435 27,153 31,281
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £308 £315 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 494 671
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.29 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.42% -0.99% -4.44%
10th Percentile £14.97 £12.33 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -1.58%

Python Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Python Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Python Engineer in London

Python Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Python Engineer in London.

Daily rate trend for Python Engineer in London

Python Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python Engineer in London over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Python Engineer in London

Python Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Python Engineer in London.

Hourly rate trend for Python Engineer in London

Python Engineer
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 Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 31 May 2020. 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 +16 35 £525 - 12
South London +52 21 £525 -19.23% 4
West London +25 4 £499 -0.25% 6
East London +21 3 £525 - 1
Python Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, Python Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 247 (100.00%) Python
2 150 (60.73%) AWS
3 109 (44.13%) Finance
4 101 (40.89%) Java
4 101 (40.89%) DevOps
5 98 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (32.39%) Asset Management
7 77 (31.17%) Software Engineering
7 77 (31.17%) Kubernetes
8 76 (30.77%) Web Services
9 71 (28.74%) Terraform
10 68 (27.53%) Docker
11 63 (25.51%) Front Office
12 60 (24.29%) GCP
13 56 (22.67%) Fixed Income
14 55 (22.27%) Serverless
15 53 (21.46%) Derivative
15 53 (21.46%) SQL
16 49 (19.84%) Azure
17 48 (19.43%) Hadoop
18 44 (17.81%) Equities
18 44 (17.81%) JavaScript
19 43 (17.41%) AWS Lambda
20 42 (17.00%) Jenkins
20 42 (17.00%) Decision-Making
21 41 (16.60%) RStudio
22 40 (16.19%) Big Data
23 39 (15.79%) Hedge funds
24 38 (15.38%) Scala
24 38 (15.38%) React

Python Engineer 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 32 (12.96%) Apache Spark
2 10 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (3.64%) Confluence
4 5 (2.02%) Apache
4 5 (2.02%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (1.21%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.81%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 150 (60.73%) AWS
2 60 (24.29%) GCP
3 55 (22.27%) Serverless
4 49 (19.84%) Azure
5 43 (17.41%) AWS Lambda
6 38 (15.38%) OpenShift
7 33 (13.36%) Amazon EC2
8 31 (12.55%) Amazon S3
9 29 (11.74%) AWS CloudFormation
10 28 (11.34%) Amazon ECS
11 25 (10.12%) Amazon SQS
12 15 (6.07%) Amazon Kinesis
13 9 (3.64%) Amazon EKS
14 8 (3.24%) Amazon EMR
15 6 (2.43%) Amazon Glacier
15 6 (2.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 5 (2.02%) CloudFront
17 4 (1.62%) AWS CodePipeline
17 4 (1.62%) Azure Data Factory
17 4 (1.62%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.67%) Firewall
2 6 (2.43%) Internet
3 5 (2.02%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.81%) BGP
4 2 (0.81%) DHCP
4 2 (0.81%) DNS
4 2 (0.81%) MPLS
5 1 (0.40%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.40%) Broadband
5 1 (0.40%) HSRP
5 1 (0.40%) IPv4
5 1 (0.40%) Network Security
5 1 (0.40%) OSPF
5 1 (0.40%) RSVP
5 1 (0.40%) SAN
5 1 (0.40%) SNMP
5 1 (0.40%) VPLS
5 1 (0.40%) VRRP
5 1 (0.40%) WebEx
5 1 (0.40%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (19.43%) Hadoop
2 40 (16.19%) Big Data
3 33 (13.36%) Amazon RDS
3 33 (13.36%) Amazon Redshift
4 28 (11.34%) BigQuery
5 27 (10.93%) NoSQL
6 23 (9.31%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (6.07%) Data Lake
8 14 (5.67%) Amazon Athena
9 13 (5.26%) MongoDB
9 13 (5.26%) Relational Database
10 10 (4.05%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (3.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 9 (3.64%) SQL Server
12 7 (2.83%) Amazon Aurora
12 7 (2.83%) Presto
12 7 (2.83%) RDBMS
12 7 (2.83%) Redis
13 6 (2.43%) Looker
13 6 (2.43%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 42 (17.00%) Jenkins
2 41 (16.60%) RStudio
3 25 (10.12%) Git (software)
4 19 (7.69%) Artifactory
5 14 (5.67%) GitLab
6 9 (3.64%) JIRA
7 3 (1.21%) Maven
8 1 (0.40%) Postman
8 1 (0.40%) Selenium
8 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.40%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 109 (44.13%) Finance
2 63 (25.51%) Front Office
3 37 (14.98%) Banking
4 27 (10.93%) Investment Banking
5 22 (8.91%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.43%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.62%) Legal
8 3 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.81%) Games
9 2 (0.81%) Retail
10 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.40%) Law
10 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (30.77%) Web Services
2 38 (15.38%) React
3 31 (12.55%) AngularJS
3 31 (12.55%) PySpark
3 31 (12.55%) Vue.js
4 20 (8.10%) TensorFlow
5 19 (7.69%) J2EE
5 19 (7.69%) J2SE
5 19 (7.69%) scikit-learn
6 18 (7.29%) H2O
6 18 (7.29%) Kafka
7 13 (5.26%) Flask
8 11 (4.45%) Django
9 9 (3.64%) REST
10 8 (3.24%) SciPy
11 7 (2.83%) Node.js
12 6 (2.43%) NumPy
13 5 (2.02%) GraphQL
13 5 (2.02%) Protocol Buffers
13 5 (2.02%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 56 (22.67%) Fixed Income
2 53 (21.46%) Derivative
3 44 (17.81%) Equities
4 39 (15.79%) Hedge funds
5 26 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 20 (8.10%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (4.45%) Cloud Native
9 10 (4.05%) Data Structures
10 8 (3.24%) Public Cloud
11 5 (2.02%) Reference Data
12 4 (1.62%) Algorithms
13 3 (1.21%) FMCG
14 2 (0.81%) Clustering
14 2 (0.81%) Pricing Data
15 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
15 1 (0.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
15 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
15 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.31%) Linux
2 13 (5.26%) Unix
3 4 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (40.89%) DevOps
2 98 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (32.39%) Asset Management
4 77 (31.17%) Software Engineering
5 42 (17.00%) Decision-Making
6 35 (14.17%) Investment Management
7 34 (13.77%) Deployment Automation
8 32 (12.96%) Analytics
9 28 (11.34%) Portfolio Management
10 26 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (10.53%) Data Science
10 26 (10.53%) Infrastructure as Code
10 26 (10.53%) Infrastructure Automation
11 25 (10.12%) Machine Learning
12 23 (9.31%) Front End Development
12 23 (9.31%) TDD
13 22 (8.91%) Business Analysis
13 22 (8.91%) Data Modelling
13 22 (8.91%) ETL
14 20 (8.10%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 247 (100.00%) Python
2 101 (40.89%) Java
3 53 (21.46%) SQL
4 44 (17.81%) JavaScript
5 38 (15.38%) Scala
6 34 (13.77%) R
7 14 (5.67%) Ruby
8 8 (3.24%) C#
8 8 (3.24%) Go
9 5 (2.02%) Groovy
9 5 (2.02%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.62%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.62%) C++
11 2 (0.81%) C
11 2 (0.81%) Perl
11 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (2.43%) Degree
1 6 (2.43%) SC Cleared
1 6 (2.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (0.81%) CISSP
2 2 (0.81%) CRISC
3 1 (0.40%) CCIE
3 1 (0.40%) CCIE Service Provider
3 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.02%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.81%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) GDPR
System Software
1 68 (27.53%) Docker
2 2 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.40%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 77 (31.17%) Kubernetes
2 71 (28.74%) Terraform
3 27 (10.93%) Ansible
4 20 (8.10%) Puppet
5 5 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.21%) CFEngine
6 3 (1.21%) Kubeflow
7 2 (0.81%) Pacemaker
7 2 (0.81%) Salt
8 1 (0.40%) Istio
8 1 (0.40%) linkerd
Vendors
1 37 (14.98%) Google
2 9 (3.64%) Tableau
3 7 (2.83%) Informatica
4 6 (2.43%) Databricks
4 6 (2.43%) Talend
5 5 (2.02%) Oracle
5 5 (2.02%) SaltStack
6 4 (1.62%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.62%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.62%) SAP
7 2 (0.81%) Cisco
7 2 (0.81%) Veritas
8 1 (0.40%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.40%) Mercator
8 1 (0.40%) Nokia
8 1 (0.40%) Reuters
8 1 (0.40%) Sun
8 1 (0.40%) Teradata
8 1 (0.40%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.40%) VMware