Python Contracts in London

Python
England > London

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London requiring Python skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that cited Python over the 6 months leading up to 25 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 7 6 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 0
Contract jobs citing Python 2,344 3,657 5,009
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 13.26% 14.54% 13.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.22% 36.24% 31.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,820 2,744 3,713
10th Percentile £400 £450 £463
25th Percentile £500 £519 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £625 £615
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +1.63% +11.82%
75th Percentile £775 £763 £738
90th Percentile £850 £863 £806
England median daily rate £567 £600 £600
% change year-on-year -5.50% - +13.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 33
10th Percentile £23.95 £51.25 £31.30
25th Percentile £41.88 £65.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate £50.50 £80.00 £48.50
Median % change year-on-year -36.88% +64.95% +31.08%
75th Percentile £71.88 £90.00 £61.25
90th Percentile £75.00 - £68.65
England median hourly rate £65.00 £65.00 £54.25
% change year-on-year - +19.82% +44.67%

All Programming Languages
London

Python falls under the Programming Languages category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies requiring coding skills in London.

Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 6,656 10,091 16,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.65% 40.12% 41.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,062 7,612 12,393
10th Percentile £375 £413 £413
25th Percentile £463 £494 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £600 £600
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £700 £738 £713
90th Percentile £838 £825 £800
England median daily rate £540 £563 £550
% change year-on-year -4.00% +2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 76 104
10th Percentile £23.80 £25.50 £28.55
25th Percentile £38.83 £43.94 £35.00
Median hourly rate £50.50 £61.50 £48.00
Median % change year-on-year -17.89% +28.13% +6.67%
75th Percentile £62.50 £75.25 £67.50
90th Percentile £72.50 £88.28 £75.71
England median hourly rate £62.50 £62.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year - +19.05% +19.12%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Python as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Python in London

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Python in London

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python in London over the 6 months to 25 June 2024.

Daily rate histogram for Python in London

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Python in London

Python
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Python in London over the 6 months to 25 June 2024.

Hourly rate histogram for Python in London

Python
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 within the London region over the 6 months to 25 June 2024. 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 -3 295 £625 -3.85% 92
South London 0 40 £525 -4.55% 17
West London -10 31 £525 -12.50% 53
East London -11 9 £600 -17.95% 46
North London 0 1 £550 -4.35% 8
Python
England

Python
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 324 (13.82%) Apache Airflow
2 292 (12.46%) Apache
3 107 (4.56%) Apache Spark
4 43 (1.83%) Confluence
5 26 (1.11%) OpenStack
6 21 (0.90%) SharePoint
7 14 (0.60%) Jupyter
8 13 (0.55%) nginx
9 12 (0.51%) SAS
10 9 (0.38%) ArcGIS
10 9 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (0.34%) Site Server
12 5 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.21%) CMS
12 5 (0.21%) Gunicorn
13 4 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.17%) IIS
13 4 (0.17%) Luigi
14 2 (0.085%) Oracle Self-Service HR
14 2 (0.085%) Tomcat
Applications
1 52 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (0.64%) Chatbot
3 14 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.13%) SPSS
8 2 (0.085%) Maya
8 2 (0.085%) NUKE
8 2 (0.085%) Simulink
9 1 (0.043%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 24 (1.02%) Aladdin
2 9 (0.38%) Distributed Ledger
3 7 (0.30%) Endur
3 7 (0.30%) SimCorp Dimension
4 6 (0.26%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.26%) NEC Housing
5 4 (0.17%) Global One
6 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.13%) Orchestrade
6 3 (0.13%) Primavera
7 2 (0.085%) Advent Geneva
7 2 (0.085%) Front Arena
7 2 (0.085%) Shopify
8 1 (0.043%) IBM Planning Analytics
8 1 (0.043%) Magento
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.043%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.043%) SAP CX
8 1 (0.043%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.043%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 969 (41.34%) AWS
2 629 (26.83%) Azure
3 388 (16.55%) GCP
4 203 (8.66%) dbt
5 202 (8.62%) Serverless
6 185 (7.89%) Snowflake
7 144 (6.14%) AWS Lambda
8 142 (6.06%) Amazon S3
9 139 (5.93%) GitHub
10 134 (5.72%) Power Platform
11 108 (4.61%) Azure DevOps
12 98 (4.18%) Amazon EC2
13 70 (2.99%) Azure Data Factory
14 55 (2.35%) Amazon EKS
15 53 (2.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 50 (2.13%) GitHub Actions
17 46 (1.96%) PaaS
18 45 (1.92%) Azure Synapse Analytics
19 42 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
20 39 (1.66%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (3.71%) Firewall
2 48 (2.05%) DNS
3 31 (1.32%) DHCP
4 28 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 26 (1.11%) Network Security
6 22 (0.94%) Internet
7 21 (0.90%) BGP
8 20 (0.85%) VLAN
9 19 (0.81%) MPLS
10 18 (0.77%) 5G
10 18 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
11 17 (0.73%) LAN
12 16 (0.68%) HTTP
12 16 (0.68%) Wireless
13 15 (0.64%) Kerberos
13 15 (0.64%) VPN
13 15 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (0.55%) WAN
15 10 (0.43%) IPv4
15 10 (0.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (10.32%) Data Lake
2 222 (9.47%) Apache Ignite
3 193 (8.23%) Amazon Athena
4 180 (7.68%) Dremio
5 176 (7.51%) Apache Arrow
6 159 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
7 155 (6.61%) Big Data
8 145 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
9 131 (5.59%) Power BI
10 125 (5.33%) NoSQL
11 108 (4.61%) Tableau
12 94 (4.01%) SQL Server
13 69 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
14 66 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
14 66 (2.82%) Relational Database
15 57 (2.43%) Azure SQL Database
16 55 (2.35%) MongoDB
17 54 (2.30%) BigQuery
18 41 (1.75%) Hadoop
19 40 (1.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 257 (10.96%) Git
2 212 (9.04%) Jenkins
3 112 (4.78%) JIRA
4 82 (3.50%) GitLab
5 67 (2.86%) Cypress.io
6 29 (1.24%) TeamCity
7 27 (1.15%) JMeter
8 25 (1.07%) Artifactory
9 24 (1.02%) Bitbucket
9 24 (1.02%) Selenium
10 23 (0.98%) Postman
11 18 (0.77%) Cucumber
12 13 (0.55%) JUnit
12 13 (0.55%) Subversion
13 12 (0.51%) Visual Studio
14 11 (0.47%) CircleCI
14 11 (0.47%) MLflow
14 11 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
15 9 (0.38%) TestRail
16 8 (0.34%) Burp Suite
General
1 852 (36.35%) Finance
2 486 (20.73%) Banking
3 446 (19.03%) Front Office
4 414 (17.66%) Social Skills
5 243 (10.37%) Investment Banking
6 240 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
7 93 (3.97%) Public Sector
8 53 (2.26%) Retail
9 42 (1.79%) Marketing
10 35 (1.49%) Back Office
11 28 (1.19%) Financial Institution
12 25 (1.07%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 25 (1.07%) Presentation Skills
13 17 (0.73%) Telecoms
14 13 (0.55%) Advertising
15 12 (0.51%) Games
15 12 (0.51%) Legal
16 11 (0.47%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 628 (26.79%) Developer
2 347 (14.80%) Senior
3 337 (14.38%) Python Developer
4 273 (11.65%) Data Engineer
5 261 (11.13%) Software Engineer
6 251 (10.71%) Python Engineer
7 224 (9.56%) Analyst
8 185 (7.89%) AWS Engineer
9 175 (7.47%) Lead
10 172 (7.34%) Architect
11 157 (6.70%) Python Software Engineer
12 146 (6.23%) DevOps Engineer
13 138 (5.89%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 98 (4.18%) React Developer
15 92 (3.92%) Azure Engineer
15 92 (3.92%) Software Developer
16 81 (3.46%) Data Analyst
17 74 (3.16%) Data Scientist
18 72 (3.07%) Java Developer
19 71 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (10.88%) gRPC
2 249 (10.62%) Protocol Buffers
3 241 (10.28%) Pandas
4 213 (9.09%) NumPy
5 195 (8.32%) React
6 179 (7.64%) SciPy
7 155 (6.61%) Kafka
8 148 (6.31%) PySpark
9 96 (4.10%) HTML
9 96 (4.10%) Redux
10 93 (3.97%) REST
11 82 (3.50%) Node.js
12 78 (3.33%) Material-UI
13 70 (2.99%) .NET
14 69 (2.94%) CSS
15 68 (2.90%) RESTful
16 63 (2.69%) JSON
17 46 (1.96%) Django
18 43 (1.83%) Elastic Stack
18 43 (1.83%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 335 (14.29%) Hedge funds
2 320 (13.65%) Fixed Income
3 291 (12.41%) Derivative
4 245 (10.45%) Equities
5 223 (9.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 111 (4.74%) Algorithms
7 84 (3.58%) Distributed Systems
8 77 (3.28%) Product Ownership
9 55 (2.35%) Data Structures
10 53 (2.26%) Data Protection Act
11 43 (1.83%) Cloud Native
12 42 (1.79%) Management Information System
13 32 (1.37%) Clustering
13 32 (1.37%) Onboarding
14 30 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
15 28 (1.19%) Public Cloud
16 26 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
17 24 (1.02%) Replication
17 24 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
18 22 (0.94%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 263 (11.22%) Linux
2 133 (5.67%) Unix
3 129 (5.50%) Windows
4 43 (1.83%) Windows Server
5 39 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (0.64%) CentOS
7 12 (0.51%) Android
8 11 (0.47%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (0.21%) Solaris
11 4 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.043%) VMS
13 1 (0.043%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 704 (30.03%) Agile
2 542 (23.12%) DevOps
3 501 (21.37%) Software Engineering
4 480 (20.48%) CI/CD
5 367 (15.66%) Asset Management
6 343 (14.63%) Analytics
7 300 (12.80%) Investment Management
8 296 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
9 285 (12.16%) Machine Learning
10 253 (10.79%) Artificial Intelligence
11 233 (9.94%) ETL
12 228 (9.73%) Data Pipeline
13 203 (8.66%) Computer Science
14 202 (8.62%) Data Science
15 190 (8.11%) Infrastructure as Code
16 189 (8.06%) Data Modelling
17 180 (7.68%) Test Automation
18 172 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
19 165 (7.04%) Full Stack Development
20 138 (5.89%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 831 (35.45%) SQL
2 585 (24.96%) Java
3 406 (17.32%) JavaScript
4 289 (12.33%) TypeScript
5 196 (8.36%) PowerShell
6 177 (7.55%) C#
7 168 (7.17%) Bash
8 160 (6.83%) C++
9 137 (5.84%) Go
10 102 (4.35%) Shell Script
11 88 (3.75%) Scala
12 84 (3.58%) Perl
13 78 (3.33%) R
14 51 (2.18%) C
15 46 (1.96%) Ruby
16 40 (1.71%) T-SQL
17 31 (1.32%) Rust
18 28 (1.19%) VBA
19 23 (0.98%) Groovy
20 18 (0.77%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 258 (11.01%) Degree
2 253 (10.79%) Security Cleared
3 218 (9.30%) SC Cleared
4 112 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 65 (2.77%) Master's Degree
6 36 (1.54%) AWS Certification
7 34 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (1.45%) DV Cleared
8 30 (1.28%) Numerate Degree
9 29 (1.24%) CCNP
10 23 (0.98%) PhD
11 20 (0.85%) Azure Certification
12 14 (0.60%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
12 14 (0.60%) CCNA
13 13 (0.55%) CISSP
14 10 (0.43%) ISTQB
15 8 (0.34%) AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
15 8 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (0.34%) CCIE
15 8 (0.34%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (7.25%) Data Quality
2 83 (3.54%) QA
3 12 (0.51%) NIST
4 11 (0.47%) Accessibility
4 11 (0.47%) GDPR
4 11 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.34%) SLA
7 6 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
7 6 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.13%) PMO
9 2 (0.085%) MiFID
9 2 (0.085%) NCSC
9 2 (0.085%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.043%) Basel II
10 1 (0.043%) Basel III
10 1 (0.043%) Good Clinical Practice
10 1 (0.043%) GxP
10 1 (0.043%) JTAG
10 1 (0.043%) WCAG
System Software
1 281 (11.99%) Docker
2 48 (2.05%) Active Directory
3 28 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 8 (0.34%) Firmware
6 8 (0.34%) vSphere
7 7 (0.30%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.30%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.26%) KVM
8 6 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.21%) HDFS
9 5 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.13%) NFS
11 2 (0.085%) Ceph
11 2 (0.085%) iptables
11 2 (0.085%) PowerDNS
11 2 (0.085%) Snort
11 2 (0.085%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.043%) Lustre
Systems Management
1 368 (15.70%) Terraform
2 347 (14.80%) Kubernetes
3 200 (8.53%) Ansible
4 92 (3.92%) Prometheus
5 91 (3.88%) Grafana
6 46 (1.96%) Puppet
7 22 (0.94%) ITRS Geneos
8 19 (0.81%) Kibana
8 19 (0.81%) logstash
8 19 (0.81%) Progress Chef
9 18 (0.77%) Consul
10 17 (0.73%) Argo
11 12 (0.51%) Packer
11 12 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (0.38%) BladeLogic
12 9 (0.38%) Opsgenie
13 7 (0.30%) ArcSight ESM
13 7 (0.30%) Podman
14 6 (0.26%) CSIRT
15 5 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 156 (6.66%) Databricks
2 151 (6.44%) Google
2 151 (6.44%) Microsoft
3 110 (4.69%) Oracle
4 68 (2.90%) Splunk
5 52 (2.22%) Cisco
6 44 (1.88%) Bloomberg
7 41 (1.75%) VMware
8 40 (1.71%) SAP
9 37 (1.58%) Sybase
10 36 (1.54%) IBM
11 34 (1.45%) F5
12 31 (1.32%) Red Hat
13 29 (1.24%) Dynatrace
13 29 (1.24%) ServiceNow
14 25 (1.07%) Palo Alto
15 19 (0.81%) Salesforce
16 18 (0.77%) CheckPoint
16 18 (0.77%) Palantir
17 17 (0.73%) Foundry