The median contractor rate for a Python Software Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python Software Engineer
England / London
Rank 403 424 414
Rank change year-on-year +21 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Python Software Engineer 3 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.016% 0.054% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.057% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Median daily rate £500 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +23.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £415 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £403 £340
% change year-on-year +1.86% +18.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - £44.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18251 21034 20113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.00% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12983 15075 13890
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 283 373
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Python Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Python Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Python Software Engineer in London

Python Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python Software Engineer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python Software Engineer in London

Python Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python Software Engineer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python Software Engineer in London

Python Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Python Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Python Software Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Python
1 10 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) C
3 4 (40.00%) HTTP
3 4 (40.00%) Internet
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (30.00%) Load Testing
4 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (30.00%) Node.js
4 3 (30.00%) Front End Development
4 3 (30.00%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (30.00%) Serverless Framework
5 2 (20.00%) Microservices
5 2 (20.00%) Open Source
5 2 (20.00%) Kernel Tuning
5 2 (20.00%) Graphite
5 2 (20.00%) Apache
5 2 (20.00%) Unix
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) SSL
5 2 (20.00%) nginx
5 2 (20.00%) POSIX
5 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (20.00%) BGP
6 1 (10.00%) Maven
6 1 (10.00%) PKI

Python Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) nginx
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (30.00%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) HTTP
1 4 (40.00%) Internet
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) BGP
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) SSL
4 1 (10.00%) IPv4
4 1 (10.00%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
1 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Node.js
1 3 (30.00%) Serverless Framework
2 2 (20.00%) POSIX
3 1 (10.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) MPEG
1 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (30.00%) Front End Development
2 3 (30.00%) Load Testing
2 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) Kernel Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) Microservices
3 2 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Python
2 5 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) C
4 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (10.00%) Scala
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Flume
1 1 (10.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Graphite
2 1 (10.00%) Oozie