The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python Developer
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 54 63 58
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 9 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.35% 1.78% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.94% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 11
Median daily rate £600 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +71.42% -6.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 628 929 935
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.87% 92.07% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 505 511
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 41 24
Median hourly rate £15.00 £50.28 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.16% +139.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Python Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Python Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Python Developer in Reading

Python Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python Developer in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python Developer in Reading

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Python Developer 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 Reading region featuring Python Developer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Python
2 15 (93.75%) JavaScript
3 13 (81.25%) Linux
4 12 (75.00%) DevOps
5 11 (68.75%) Prototyping
5 11 (68.75%) Git (software)
6 10 (62.50%) Hadoop
6 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared
6 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
6 10 (62.50%) CentOS
6 10 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (62.50%) SSH
6 10 (62.50%) Ubuntu
6 10 (62.50%) Java
6 10 (62.50%) HTTP
6 10 (62.50%) TCP/IP
6 10 (62.50%) ICMP
6 10 (62.50%) Unix
6 10 (62.50%) Debian
6 10 (62.50%) Linux Command Line
6 10 (62.50%) Bash Shell
6 10 (62.50%) Ansible
6 10 (62.50%) SELinux
7 6 (37.50%) Django
8 4 (25.00%) CSS
8 4 (25.00%) HTML
8 4 (25.00%) Flask
9 3 (18.75%) Open Source
9 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (12.50%) Visualisation

Python Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 (12.50%) Facebook Platform
2 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) HTTP
1 10 (62.50%) ICMP
1 10 (62.50%) SSH
1 10 (62.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) Hadoop
2 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (12.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) Django
2 4 (25.00%) CSS
2 4 (25.00%) Flask
2 4 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) Pyramid
4 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.25%) Celery
4 1 (6.25%) jQuery
4 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Linux
2 10 (62.50%) CentOS
2 10 (62.50%) Debian
2 10 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (62.50%) Ubuntu
2 10 (62.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) DevOps
2 11 (68.75%) Prototyping
3 3 (18.75%) Open Source
4 2 (12.50%) Machine Learning
4 2 (12.50%) Open Source Development
4 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
5 1 (6.25%) API Development
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Python
2 15 (93.75%) JavaScript
3 10 (62.50%) Bash Shell
3 10 (62.50%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) Go
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) Ansible
1 10 (62.50%) SELinux
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Facebook
1 2 (12.50%) Twitter