Period
to 4 December 2021

The median contractor rate for a Python Engineer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

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
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 253 165 237
Rank change year-on-year -88 +72 +130
Contract jobs requiring a Python Engineer 412 272 388
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.09% 1.67% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.82% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 229 325
10th Percentile £438 £425 £459
25th Percentile £525 £500 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -4.35%
75th Percentile £696 £688 £625
90th Percentile £800 £775 £725
England median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
England median hourly rate £40.64 - -

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 35,113 14,906 32,841
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.11% 91.76% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,532 10,810 23,996
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £458 £406 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £515 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +8.42% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 125 432
10th Percentile £14.50 £18.00 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.00 £22.50 £15.49
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +55.39% +11.49%
75th Percentile £51.75 £46.00 £40.00
90th Percentile £66.55 £61.45 £53.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -13.04% +24.32% +5.71%

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 4 December 2021.

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 4 December 2021. 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 -41 28 £575 -23.33% 38
South London -3 4 £450 +4.05% 1
Python Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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.

1 412 (100.00%) Python
2 233 (56.55%) AWS
3 224 (54.37%) SQL
4 207 (50.24%) Agile Software Development
5 194 (47.09%) Software Engineering
6 182 (44.17%) Finance
7 147 (35.68%) Azure
8 140 (33.98%) Full Stack Development
9 131 (31.80%) Asset Management
10 130 (31.55%) Analytics
11 121 (29.37%) Front Office
11 121 (29.37%) Web Services
12 117 (28.40%) React
13 108 (26.21%) Equities
14 107 (25.97%) Java
15 106 (25.73%) JavaScript
16 92 (22.33%) Serverless
17 90 (21.84%) TypeScript
17 90 (21.84%) Derivative
18 83 (20.15%) AWS Lambda
19 82 (19.90%) Investment Management
20 80 (19.42%) DevOps
21 75 (18.20%) GCP
22 71 (17.23%) Microservices
22 71 (17.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
23 66 (16.02%) Docker
23 66 (16.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 64 (15.53%) Fixed Income
25 62 (15.05%) Social Skills
26 60 (14.56%) Kubernetes

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 34 (8.25%) Apache Airflow
2 30 (7.28%) Apache Spark
3 26 (6.31%) Apache
4 8 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.46%) Confluence
6 4 (0.97%) Tornado
7 3 (0.73%) Ethereum
7 3 (0.73%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.24%) Luigi
Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 233 (56.55%) AWS
2 147 (35.68%) Azure
3 92 (22.33%) Serverless
4 83 (20.15%) AWS Lambda
5 75 (18.20%) GCP
6 58 (14.08%) Amazon S3
7 56 (13.59%) Amazon EC2
8 21 (5.10%) GitHub
9 17 (4.13%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (3.16%) Amazon ECS
10 13 (3.16%) Azure App Service
10 13 (3.16%) Power Platform
11 12 (2.91%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 12 (2.91%) SaaS
12 10 (2.43%) Snowflake
13 8 (1.94%) Amazon Kinesis
13 8 (1.94%) Azure Functions
13 8 (1.94%) PaaS
14 7 (1.70%) AWS Fargate
14 7 (1.70%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.97%) DNS
2 3 (0.73%) SSL
3 2 (0.49%) Firewall
3 2 (0.49%) HTTP
3 2 (0.49%) VLAN
4 1 (0.24%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.24%) Broadband
4 1 (0.24%) DHCP
4 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.24%) IPv4
4 1 (0.24%) IPv6
4 1 (0.24%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.24%) MQTT
4 1 (0.24%) VPN
4 1 (0.24%) VXLAN
4 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.24%) Wireless
4 1 (0.24%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (17.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 29 (7.04%) Hadoop
3 28 (6.80%) Amazon Athena
4 24 (5.83%) Big Data
5 21 (5.10%) Apache Ignite
5 21 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (4.85%) Data Lake
7 19 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (4.37%) NoSQL
9 15 (3.64%) MongoDB
9 15 (3.64%) Relational Database
10 13 (3.16%) Azure SQL Database
10 13 (3.16%) Power BI
11 12 (2.91%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (2.43%) Apache Hive
12 10 (2.43%) RDBMS
12 10 (2.43%) SQL Server
13 8 (1.94%) Tableau
14 7 (1.70%) BigQuery
14 7 (1.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (6.31%) Git (software)
1 26 (6.31%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.67%) GitLab
2 11 (2.67%) JIRA
3 7 (1.70%) Cucumber
3 7 (1.70%) git-flow
3 7 (1.70%) Locust
4 6 (1.46%) Selenium
4 6 (1.46%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.21%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.97%) Protractor
7 3 (0.73%) MLflow
7 3 (0.73%) Pylint
8 2 (0.49%) CircleCI
8 2 (0.49%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.49%) JUnit
8 2 (0.49%) Mockito
8 2 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.49%) TestComplete
General
1 182 (44.17%) Finance
2 121 (29.37%) Front Office
3 62 (15.05%) Social Skills
4 29 (7.04%) Presentation Skills
5 22 (5.34%) Banking
6 18 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.91%) Retail
8 11 (2.67%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.94%) Marketing
10 7 (1.70%) Law
10 7 (1.70%) Public Sector
11 6 (1.46%) Telecoms
12 5 (1.21%) Documentation Skills
12 5 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.73%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.73%) Legal
13 3 (0.73%) Publishing
14 2 (0.49%) Electronics
14 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (29.37%) Web Services
2 117 (28.40%) React
3 52 (12.62%) AngularJS
4 48 (11.65%) Vue.js
5 31 (7.52%) Pandas
6 30 (7.28%) .NET
7 27 (6.55%) Kafka
7 27 (6.55%) NumPy
8 26 (6.31%) REST
9 25 (6.07%) PySpark
10 24 (5.83%) SciPy
11 23 (5.58%) HTML
12 19 (4.61%) Django
13 18 (4.37%) CSS
13 18 (4.37%) GraphQL
14 16 (3.88%) pytest
15 15 (3.64%) CSS3
15 15 (3.64%) HTML5
16 14 (3.40%) Node.js
17 13 (3.16%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 108 (26.21%) Equities
2 90 (21.84%) Derivative
3 66 (16.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 64 (15.53%) Fixed Income
5 23 (5.58%) Hedge funds
6 13 (3.16%) User Experience
7 10 (2.43%) Cloud Native
7 10 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.94%) Renewable Energy
9 7 (1.70%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.70%) Legacy Systems
10 6 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.21%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.21%) Market Risk
12 4 (0.97%) Credit Derivative
13 3 (0.73%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.73%) Social Media
14 2 (0.49%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.28%) Linux
2 6 (1.46%) Windows
3 4 (0.97%) Unix
4 1 (0.24%) Android
4 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.24%) OpenWrt
4 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (50.24%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (47.09%) Software Engineering
3 140 (33.98%) Full Stack Development
4 131 (31.80%) Asset Management
5 130 (31.55%) Analytics
6 82 (19.90%) Investment Management
7 80 (19.42%) DevOps
8 71 (17.23%) Microservices
9 48 (11.65%) Visualisation
10 40 (9.71%) Test Automation
11 37 (8.98%) Scrum
12 29 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
13 28 (6.80%) Data Engineering
13 28 (6.80%) Data Science
14 27 (6.55%) Data Pipeline
14 27 (6.55%) ETL
15 25 (6.07%) TDD
16 23 (5.58%) Open Source
17 22 (5.34%) Problem-Solving
17 22 (5.34%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 412 (100.00%) Python
2 224 (54.37%) SQL
3 107 (25.97%) Java
4 106 (25.73%) JavaScript
5 90 (21.84%) TypeScript
6 49 (11.89%) Kotlin
7 19 (4.61%) C++
8 16 (3.88%) Scala
9 14 (3.40%) C
10 11 (2.67%) Bash Shell
10 11 (2.67%) C#
11 8 (1.94%) Go
12 6 (1.46%) R
12 6 (1.46%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.21%) Groovy
13 5 (1.21%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.73%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.49%) Ruby
15 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (3.16%) Degree
2 6 (1.46%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.97%) Master's Degree
4 4 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.49%) PhD
6 1 (0.24%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.24%) CCNA
6 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.24%) FFIEC
6 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.88%) Data Quality
1 16 (3.88%) QA
2 4 (0.97%) GDPR
3 3 (0.73%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.49%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) GLBA
5 1 (0.24%) NIST
5 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (16.02%) Docker
2 3 (0.73%) HDFS
3 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.24%) iptables
4 1 (0.24%) KVM
4 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 60 (14.56%) Kubernetes
2 51 (12.38%) Terraform
3 12 (2.91%) Ansible
4 5 (1.21%) Istio
5 2 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.24%) Consul
6 1 (0.24%) Control-M
6 1 (0.24%) Grafana
6 1 (0.24%) WMI
Vendors
1 35 (8.50%) Databricks
2 9 (2.18%) Oracle
3 6 (1.46%) Cloudera
3 6 (1.46%) Informatica
4 5 (1.21%) Google
4 5 (1.21%) Hortonworks
4 5 (1.21%) Microsoft
5 3 (0.73%) VMware
6 2 (0.49%) MuleSoft
6 2 (0.49%) SAP
6 2 (0.49%) StreamSets
6 2 (0.49%) Sybase
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe
7 1 (0.24%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco
7 1 (0.24%) Dataiku
7 1 (0.24%) Facebook
7 1 (0.24%) Netezza
7 1 (0.24%) Spotify
7 1 (0.24%) Teradata