Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Python Engineer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 May 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 Engineer
England > London
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 231 244 203
Rank change year-on-year +13 -41 +53
Contract jobs requiring a Python Engineer 456 250 243
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.19% 1.03% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.11% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 209 209
10th Percentile £515 £438 £475
25th Percentile £550 £513 £493
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £575 £540
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +6.48% +2.86%
75th Percentile £700 £675 £638
90th Percentile £800 £750 £713
England median daily rate £600 £575 £525
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -

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 35,544 22,529 18,595
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.86% 92.80% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,101 16,227 13,446
10th Percentile £375 £338 £306
25th Percentile £468 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £685 £625 £610
90th Percentile £775 £703 £700
England median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 223 241
10th Percentile £16.23 £15.00 £13.71
25th Percentile £21.82 £20.58 £17.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.64 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +10.62% +26.56% +21.95%
75th Percentile £49.25 £51.91 £43.75
90th Percentile £65.00 £66.50 £56.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.40 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.14% +12.63% +2.70%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 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 -25 27 £625 +2.04% 30
West London +10 21 £625 +22.55% 11
South London -16 14 £625 +8.70% 1
East London - 1 £575 - 4
Python Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Python Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 456 (100.00%) Python
2 295 (64.69%) AWS
3 242 (53.07%) SQL
3 242 (53.07%) Finance
4 233 (51.10%) Analytics
5 222 (48.68%) Agile
6 220 (48.25%) Software Engineering
7 196 (42.98%) Azure
8 178 (39.04%) Investment Management
9 175 (38.38%) Asset Management
10 172 (37.72%) Front Office
11 163 (35.75%) React
12 152 (33.33%) Equities
13 148 (32.46%) Full Stack Development
14 147 (32.24%) GCP
15 110 (24.12%) DevOps
16 106 (23.25%) Pandas
17 99 (21.71%) TypeScript
17 99 (21.71%) Derivative
18 98 (21.49%) JavaScript
19 92 (20.18%) NumPy
20 84 (18.42%) Portfolio Analytics
21 83 (18.20%) CI/CD
22 82 (17.98%) SciPy
23 77 (16.89%) Java
24 75 (16.45%) Visualisation
25 74 (16.23%) Hedge funds
26 72 (15.79%) Microservices
27 63 (13.82%) Docker
28 54 (11.84%) ETL

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 45 (9.87%) Apache Spark
2 23 (5.04%) Apache Airflow
3 20 (4.39%) Apache
4 8 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.10%) Confluence
6 2 (0.44%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.44%) Tornado
6 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.22%) nginx
7 1 (0.22%) uWSGI
Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 295 (64.69%) AWS
2 196 (42.98%) Azure
3 147 (32.24%) GCP
4 40 (8.77%) Serverless
5 33 (7.24%) AWS Lambda
6 17 (3.73%) GitHub
7 16 (3.51%) Power Platform
8 13 (2.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (2.85%) Azure Data Factory
9 12 (2.63%) PaaS
10 10 (2.19%) Adobe Analytics
10 10 (2.19%) Azure Machine Learning
10 10 (2.19%) Google Analytics
11 9 (1.97%) SaaS
12 8 (1.75%) AWS Fargate
13 7 (1.54%) Amazon ECS
13 7 (1.54%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 7 (1.54%) Snowflake
14 6 (1.32%) Amazon S3
15 5 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.88%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.66%) Firewall
3 2 (0.44%) HTTP
3 2 (0.44%) Internet
4 1 (0.22%) BGP
4 1 (0.22%) Broadband
4 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.22%) Network Security
4 1 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (8.77%) Data Lake
1 40 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
2 34 (7.46%) Neo4j
3 26 (5.70%) NoSQL
4 22 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (4.61%) Hadoop
5 21 (4.61%) SQL Server
6 20 (4.39%) Big Data
7 19 (4.17%) MongoDB
8 16 (3.51%) Power BI
9 13 (2.85%) Relational Database
9 13 (2.85%) Tableau
10 12 (2.63%) Apache Ignite
11 11 (2.41%) Stardog
12 10 (2.19%) Mixpanel
13 9 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
14 8 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (8.11%) Git (software)
2 28 (6.14%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.19%) JIRA
4 7 (1.54%) Locust
4 7 (1.54%) Selenium
5 6 (1.32%) GitLab
5 6 (1.32%) Maven
6 5 (1.10%) Crucible
6 5 (1.10%) Gradle
7 3 (0.66%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.66%) MLflow
8 2 (0.44%) Protractor
8 2 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.22%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.22%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.22%) git-flow
9 1 (0.22%) Mockito
9 1 (0.22%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 242 (53.07%) Finance
2 172 (37.72%) Front Office
3 50 (10.96%) Banking
4 40 (8.77%) Social Skills
5 21 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (3.73%) Investment Banking
7 16 (3.51%) Presentation Skills
8 14 (3.07%) Retail
9 9 (1.97%) Marketing
10 7 (1.54%) Telecoms
11 6 (1.32%) Public Sector
12 4 (0.88%) Law
13 2 (0.44%) Advertising
13 2 (0.44%) Documentation Skills
13 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.44%) Legal
13 2 (0.44%) Publishing
14 1 (0.22%) Influencing Skills
14 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.22%) Tech for Good
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (35.75%) React
2 106 (23.25%) Pandas
3 92 (20.18%) NumPy
4 82 (17.98%) SciPy
5 29 (6.36%) Flask
6 28 (6.14%) Django
7 25 (5.48%) PySpark
8 22 (4.82%) RESTful
9 21 (4.61%) Kafka
10 19 (4.17%) REST
11 12 (2.63%) .NET
11 12 (2.63%) FastAPI
11 12 (2.63%) gRPC
11 12 (2.63%) JSON
11 12 (2.63%) Web Services
12 11 (2.41%) Bottle
12 11 (2.41%) Dask
12 11 (2.41%) XML
13 9 (1.97%) Node.js
14 8 (1.75%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 152 (33.33%) Equities
2 99 (21.71%) Derivative
3 74 (16.23%) Hedge funds
4 24 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (4.17%) Algorithms
6 18 (3.95%) Data Structures
7 15 (3.29%) Fixed Income
8 12 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.75%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.75%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.75%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.32%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.10%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.10%) Reference Data
11 5 (1.10%) Renewable Energy
12 4 (0.88%) User Experience
13 3 (0.66%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.44%) Self-Motivation
15 1 (0.22%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.46%) Linux
2 8 (1.75%) Unix
3 2 (0.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (51.10%) Analytics
2 222 (48.68%) Agile
3 220 (48.25%) Software Engineering
4 178 (39.04%) Investment Management
5 175 (38.38%) Asset Management
6 148 (32.46%) Full Stack Development
7 110 (24.12%) DevOps
8 84 (18.42%) Portfolio Analytics
9 83 (18.20%) CI/CD
10 75 (16.45%) Visualisation
11 72 (15.79%) Microservices
12 54 (11.84%) ETL
13 51 (11.18%) Scrum
14 39 (8.55%) Data Science
15 37 (8.11%) Test Automation
16 36 (7.89%) Data Engineering
17 34 (7.46%) Data Pipeline
17 34 (7.46%) Machine Learning
18 28 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
19 25 (5.48%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 456 (100.00%) Python
2 242 (53.07%) SQL
3 99 (21.71%) TypeScript
4 98 (21.49%) JavaScript
5 77 (16.89%) Java
6 30 (6.58%) C#
7 24 (5.26%) C++
8 20 (4.39%) Bash
8 20 (4.39%) Scala
9 11 (2.41%) SPARQL
10 10 (2.19%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.54%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.32%) C
12 6 (1.32%) Go
13 5 (1.10%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.66%) Julia
15 3 (0.66%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.66%) R
16 2 (0.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (3.95%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.51%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.29%) Degree
4 12 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.22%) CCNA
6 1 (0.22%) CCNP
6 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.80%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.63%) QA
3 2 (0.44%) GDPR
System Software
1 63 (13.82%) Docker
2 2 (0.44%) HDFS
2 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (9.43%) Terraform
2 41 (8.99%) Kubernetes
3 15 (3.29%) Ansible
4 10 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.54%) Grafana
6 6 (1.32%) Puppet
7 3 (0.66%) Foglight
8 1 (0.22%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.22%) Istio
8 1 (0.22%) Kibana
8 1 (0.22%) MIIS
8 1 (0.22%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 26 (5.70%) Google
2 22 (4.82%) Databricks
3 15 (3.29%) Microsoft
4 14 (3.07%) Splunk
5 10 (2.19%) Adobe
5 10 (2.19%) Oracle
6 4 (0.88%) Informatica
7 3 (0.66%) StreamSets
8 2 (0.44%) Alteryx
8 2 (0.44%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.44%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.44%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.44%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.22%) Cisco
9 1 (0.22%) F5
9 1 (0.22%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.22%) PayPal
9 1 (0.22%) Recurly
9 1 (0.22%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.22%) TIBCO