Period
to 23 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Python Engineer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

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 > South East
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 300 342 341
Rank change year-on-year +42 -1 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Python Engineer 56 38 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.39% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.25% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 21
South East median daily rate £488 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% -2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £406 £322 £300
90th Percentile £599 £606 £675
England median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £8.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +556.25% - -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £22.13 £47.50
% change year-on-year +137.29% -53.42% +18.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 13,476 15,404 15,419
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.17% 94.77% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,019 9,226 9,129
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £241
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 671 621
South East median hourly rate £23.06 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.37% +5.56% -8.21%
10th Percentile £11.76 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% -1.58%

Python Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Python Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Python Engineer in the South East

Python Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python Engineer in the South East

Python Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python Engineer in the South East

Python Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python Engineer in the South East

Python Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 23 September 2019. 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
Thames Valley +13 23 £476 +5.78% 17
Berkshire -1 18 £476 +12.00% 4
Hampshire +21 17 £525 +27.27% 3
Surrey +43 9 £500 +0.50% 2
Oxfordshire +30 4 £475 +5.56% 12
East Sussex +4 3 £475 +46.15%
Buckinghamshire +12 1 £385 -14.44% 1
West Sussex +11 1 - -
Middlesex +5 1 - -
Python Engineer
England

Python Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, Python Engineer 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 South East region featuring Python Engineer in the job title.

1 56 (100.00%) Python
2 20 (35.71%) Azure
3 18 (32.14%) DevOps
4 17 (30.36%) AWS
5 15 (26.79%) SQL
6 14 (25.00%) Linux
7 13 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (21.43%) Test Automation
8 12 (21.43%) Big Data
9 11 (19.64%) C++
10 9 (16.07%) Jenkins
11 8 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (14.29%) Git (software)
11 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (14.29%) PySpark
12 7 (12.50%) PowerShell
12 7 (12.50%) Databricks
13 6 (10.71%) Pandas
13 6 (10.71%) GCP
13 6 (10.71%) Docker
13 6 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (10.71%) TDD
13 6 (10.71%) Google
14 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
14 5 (8.93%) Django
14 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
14 5 (8.93%) MySQL
14 5 (8.93%) PaaS
14 5 (8.93%) Bash Shell

Python Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (8.93%) Apache Airflow
1 5 (8.93%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.57%) Confluence
2 2 (3.57%) Jupyter
2 2 (3.57%) Luigi
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.79%) nginx
3 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 20 (35.71%) Azure
2 17 (30.36%) AWS
3 8 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (10.71%) GCP
5 5 (8.93%) PaaS
6 4 (7.14%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (7.14%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (5.36%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (5.36%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (5.36%) Amazon S3
7 3 (5.36%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (5.36%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (5.36%) Serverless
8 2 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (3.57%) GitHub
8 2 (3.57%) Slack
9 1 (1.79%) AWS CodePipeline
9 1 (1.79%) Azure Functions
9 1 (1.79%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.79%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) MQTT
2 2 (3.57%) DNS
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.79%) Firewall
3 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) Big Data
2 6 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (8.93%) Amazon Athena
3 5 (8.93%) MySQL
4 4 (7.14%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (7.14%) Hadoop
5 3 (5.36%) Amazon Aurora
5 3 (5.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (5.36%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (5.36%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.57%) Azkaban
6 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.79%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.79%) BigQuery
7 1 (1.79%) Power BI
7 1 (1.79%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Jenkins
2 8 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.93%) Pylint
4 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (7.14%) TeamCity
5 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (3.57%) JIRA
7 1 (1.79%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.79%) GitLab
7 1 (1.79%) GoCD
7 1 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.79%) Spinnaker
7 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (5.36%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Local Government
2 2 (3.57%) Public Sector
2 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Electronics
3 1 (1.79%) Legal
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) PySpark
2 6 (10.71%) Pandas
3 5 (8.93%) Django
3 5 (8.93%) pytest
4 4 (7.14%) NumPy
4 4 (7.14%) REST
5 3 (5.36%) Flask
5 3 (5.36%) Kafka
5 3 (5.36%) Node.js
6 2 (3.57%) .NET
6 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.57%) Ajax
6 2 (3.57%) JSON
6 2 (3.57%) PostGIS
6 2 (3.57%) RESTful
6 2 (3.57%) Spark Streaming
7 1 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.79%) Jinja
7 1 (1.79%) OpenCV
7 1 (1.79%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.57%) Public Cloud
2 2 (3.57%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.79%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.79%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (5.36%) Unix
3 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.57%) Windows
4 1 (1.79%) Android
4 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) DevOps
2 13 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (10.71%) TDD
6 5 (8.93%) Data Science
6 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
7 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure as Code
7 4 (7.14%) Machine Learning
7 4 (7.14%) Scrum
8 3 (5.36%) Data Analysis
8 3 (5.36%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (5.36%) Data Engineering
8 3 (5.36%) Data Ingestion
8 3 (5.36%) Data Management
8 3 (5.36%) Data Transformation
8 3 (5.36%) ETL
8 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.36%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 56 (100.00%) Python
2 15 (26.79%) SQL
3 11 (19.64%) C++
4 7 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 5 (8.93%) Bash Shell
6 4 (7.14%) Java
7 3 (5.36%) C
7 3 (5.36%) C#
7 3 (5.36%) Ruby
8 1 (1.79%) Go
8 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.79%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) CCNA
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) Docker
2 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.57%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.79%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) Terraform
2 3 (5.36%) Ansible
2 3 (5.36%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.36%) Marathon
2 3 (5.36%) Mesos
3 2 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.57%) Puppet
4 1 (1.79%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (1.79%) Kibana
4 1 (1.79%) logstash
4 1 (1.79%) Nagios
4 1 (1.79%) OpenView
4 1 (1.79%) Packer
4 1 (1.79%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Databricks
2 6 (10.71%) Google
3 4 (7.14%) Splunk
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.36%) VMware
5 2 (3.57%) ArcSight
5 2 (3.57%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.57%) CyberArk
5 2 (3.57%) Fortinet
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle
5 2 (3.57%) Qualys
5 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.57%) Symantec
5 2 (3.57%) Trend Micro
6 1 (1.79%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.79%) hybris
6 1 (1.79%) New Relic
6 1 (1.79%) Palantir
6 1 (1.79%) SolarWinds