Period
to 29 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior Python Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 29 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.

Senior Python Developer
England > London
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 367 500 542
Rank change year-on-year +133 +42 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Python Developer 47 93 93
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 59 55
Median daily rate £600 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% - +9.52%
10th Percentile £431 £425 £480
90th Percentile £750 £734 £813
England median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +6.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £57.50 £8.00
% change year-on-year - +618.75% -82.22%

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 17,985 37,894 43,238
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.53% 94.29% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,439 27,023 31,222
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 321 492 675
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.45 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.19% -0.24% -4.44%
10th Percentile £14.97 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £49.79
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -1.58%

Senior Python Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Python Developer in London

Senior Python Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Senior Python Developer in London

Senior Python Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior Python Developer in London over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Senior Python Developer in London

Senior Python Developer
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 Senior Python Developer within the London region over the 6 months to 29 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 +111 7 £513 -14.58% 1
East London +48 1 £600 -7.69%
South London +41 1 £525 -19.23%
Senior Python Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, Senior Python Developer 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 Senior Python Developer in the job title.

1 47 (100.00%) Python
2 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (51.06%) Finance
2 24 (51.06%) AWS
3 21 (44.68%) Java
4 19 (40.43%) Banking
4 19 (40.43%) DevOps
5 17 (36.17%) Front Office
5 17 (36.17%) JavaScript
5 17 (36.17%) SQL
6 16 (34.04%) Software Engineering
7 14 (29.79%) Fixed Income
7 14 (29.79%) Azure
8 13 (27.66%) Docker
8 13 (27.66%) Django
8 13 (27.66%) Hedge funds
8 13 (27.66%) Derivative
8 13 (27.66%) Asset Management
8 13 (27.66%) Investment Banking
8 13 (27.66%) Web Services
9 12 (25.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (25.53%) Equities
10 11 (23.40%) Business Analysis
10 11 (23.40%) Bloomberg
10 11 (23.40%) Risk Analysis
11 10 (21.28%) Kubernetes
11 10 (21.28%) Data Science
12 9 (19.15%) Microservices
13 8 (17.02%) Continuous Deployment
13 8 (17.02%) TDD

Senior Python Developer 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 4 (8.51%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (6.38%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (4.26%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.26%) IIS
3 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 24 (51.06%) AWS
2 14 (29.79%) Azure
3 7 (14.89%) Serverless
4 6 (12.77%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (8.51%) Amazon S3
5 4 (8.51%) Azure Functions
5 4 (8.51%) GitHub
6 2 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (4.26%) Office 365
7 1 (2.13%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (2.13%) AWS Step Functions
7 1 (2.13%) CloudFront
7 1 (2.13%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (12.77%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.51%) Redis
3 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (6.38%) Big Data
4 3 (6.38%) Hadoop
4 3 (6.38%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.38%) MySQL
4 3 (6.38%) Parquet
4 3 (6.38%) Spotfire
5 2 (4.26%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (4.26%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (4.26%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.13%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.13%) Data Lake
6 1 (2.13%) HBase
6 1 (2.13%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
1 5 (10.64%) GitLab
1 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.26%) CircleCI
3 1 (2.13%) JIRA
3 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (51.06%) Finance
2 19 (40.43%) Banking
3 17 (36.17%) Front Office
4 13 (27.66%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) Django
1 13 (27.66%) Web Services
2 7 (14.89%) Flask
2 7 (14.89%) Kafka
2 7 (14.89%) NumPy
2 7 (14.89%) Pandas
3 5 (10.64%) .NET
4 4 (8.51%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (6.38%) CSS
5 3 (6.38%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (6.38%) HTML
5 3 (6.38%) RESTful
5 3 (6.38%) scikit-learn
5 3 (6.38%) SciPy
5 3 (6.38%) SQLAlchemy
6 2 (4.26%) Node.js
6 2 (4.26%) REST
7 1 (2.13%) OAuth
7 1 (2.13%) OpenID
7 1 (2.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Fixed Income
2 13 (27.66%) Derivative
2 13 (27.66%) Hedge funds
3 12 (25.53%) Equities
3 12 (25.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.38%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (4.26%) Cloud Native
6 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (2.13%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (2.13%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (40.43%) DevOps
3 16 (34.04%) Software Engineering
4 13 (27.66%) Asset Management
5 11 (23.40%) Business Analysis
5 11 (23.40%) Risk Analysis
6 10 (21.28%) Data Science
7 9 (19.15%) Microservices
8 8 (17.02%) Continuous Deployment
8 8 (17.02%) TDD
9 7 (14.89%) Open Source
10 6 (12.77%) Machine Learning
11 5 (10.64%) Analytics
11 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (10.64%) Low Latency
12 4 (8.51%) Data Engineering
12 4 (8.51%) Kanban
12 4 (8.51%) SOLID
13 3 (6.38%) Artificial Intelligence
13 3 (6.38%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 47 (100.00%) Python
2 21 (44.68%) Java
3 17 (36.17%) JavaScript
3 17 (36.17%) SQL
4 4 (8.51%) C++
5 3 (6.38%) VBA
6 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.13%) C#
7 1 (2.13%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.13%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (27.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) Kubernetes
2 7 (14.89%) Terraform
3 1 (2.13%) Ansible
3 1 (2.13%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Bloomberg
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) Google
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.13%) StreamSets
4 1 (2.13%) Sybase