Period
to 31 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Python Engineer was £529 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 31 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.

Python Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 200 336 352
Rank change year-on-year +136 +16 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Python Engineer 27 37 38
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.38% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 22
Median daily rate £529 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.50% +9.09% -25.00%
10th Percentile £425 £383 £319
90th Percentile £788 £545 £538
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £52.50 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +556.25% -84.00%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £52.50 £8.00
% change year-on-year -19.05% +556.25% -75.96%

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 6,647 13,979 15,862
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 94.92% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,894 8,363 9,354
Median daily rate £440 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £256
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 610 640
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.45 £18.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.91% +24.34% +3.17%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.17 £10.56
90th Percentile £50.55 £53.75 £51.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -1.58%

Python Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Python Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Python Engineer in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Python Engineer in the South East

Python Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Python Engineer in the South East

Python Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Python Engineer in the South East.

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 31 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
Hampshire +67 11 £475 +5.56% 1
Thames Valley +67 8 £513 +20.59% 3
Berkshire +46 6 £625 +38.89%
Kent - 4 £685 - 1
Surrey +66 3 £613 -9.26% 3
Oxfordshire +25 2 £500 +17.65% 3
Python Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 27 (100.00%) Python
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Azure
2 11 (40.74%) AWS
2 11 (40.74%) DevOps
3 7 (25.93%) Machine Learning
3 7 (25.93%) Finance
4 6 (22.22%) Apache Spark
5 5 (18.52%) Terraform
5 5 (18.52%) Databricks
5 5 (18.52%) Data Science
5 5 (18.52%) Big Data
5 5 (18.52%) Java
5 5 (18.52%) SQL
5 5 (18.52%) Scala
5 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
6 4 (14.81%) Apache
6 4 (14.81%) TDD
6 4 (14.81%) Pair Programming
6 4 (14.81%) Banking
6 4 (14.81%) Ruby
6 4 (14.81%) Degree
6 4 (14.81%) RESTful
6 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
6 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
6 4 (14.81%) C#
6 4 (14.81%) Ansible
6 4 (14.81%) Go

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 6 (22.22%) Apache Spark
2 4 (14.81%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) CMS
3 1 (3.70%) Confluence
3 1 (3.70%) GeoServer
3 1 (3.70%) Jupyter
Cloud Services
1 11 (40.74%) AWS
1 11 (40.74%) Azure
2 3 (11.11%) Amazon Kinesis
2 3 (11.11%) Azure Data Factory
2 3 (11.11%) PaaS
2 3 (11.11%) Serverless
3 2 (7.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (3.70%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Wireless
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Big Data
2 4 (14.81%) Data Lake
3 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.70%) Impala
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) Travis CI
2 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
2 4 (14.81%) Public Sector
3 2 (7.41%) Electronics
3 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) RESTful
2 1 (3.70%) CSS
2 1 (3.70%) Dask
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) Jinja
2 1 (3.70%) LAMP
2 1 (3.70%) Mapnik
2 1 (3.70%) Node.js
2 1 (3.70%) Nunjucks
2 1 (3.70%) PostGIS
2 1 (3.70%) PySpark
2 1 (3.70%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.70%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (40.74%) DevOps
2 7 (25.93%) Machine Learning
3 5 (18.52%) Data Science
3 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
4 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
4 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure as Code
4 4 (14.81%) Pair Programming
4 4 (14.81%) TDD
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (11.11%) Data Engineering
5 3 (11.11%) Extreme Programming
5 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.41%) Development Roadmap
6 2 (7.41%) Digital Signal Processing
6 2 (7.41%) Open Source
6 2 (7.41%) Signal Processing
6 2 (7.41%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) Python
2 5 (18.52%) Java
2 5 (18.52%) Scala
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) Go
3 4 (14.81%) Ruby
4 3 (11.11%) C
4 3 (11.11%) C++
5 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.70%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.70%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
1 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Terraform
2 4 (14.81%) Ansible
3 1 (3.70%) BladeLogic
3 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Databricks
2 2 (7.41%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) Google
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.70%) Tableau