Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Python Software Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

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 Software Engineer
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 636 609 683
Rank change year-on-year -27 +74 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Python Software Engineer 22 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.040% 0.029% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.031% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 6
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £393 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.65% -2.18% +13.83%
10th Percentile £345 £327 £308
90th Percentile £594 £436 £493
UK median daily rate £500 £410 £404
% change year-on-year +21.95% +1.55% +14.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.00 £50.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -84.00% +33.33% -3.23%
UK median hourly rate £8.00 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -84.00% +17.65% +9.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding 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
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 52,744 48,537 59,213
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.02% 95.04% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,003 29,424 36,065
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £230
90th Percentile £569 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,450 2,349 2,539
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%

Python Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Python Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Python Software Engineer in the UK excluding London

Python Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python Software Engineer in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python Software Engineer in the UK excluding London

Python Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python Software Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python Software Engineer in the UK excluding London

Python Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python Software Engineer in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python Software Engineer in the UK excluding London

Python Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python Software Engineer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. 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
South East -14 11 £425 +21.43% 6
Wales -5 7 £525 +16.67%
South West +6 2 £338 -1.82% 6
North West -13 1 - -
North of England -25 1 - - 3
East of England - 1 £375 - 5
Python Software Engineer
UK

Python Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, Python Software 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 UK excluding London region featuring Python Software Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Python
1 22 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (54.55%) Linux
3 9 (40.91%) C++
3 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 7 (31.82%) Scala
5 7 (31.82%) SQL
5 7 (31.82%) Java
5 7 (31.82%) React
5 7 (31.82%) Docker
6 6 (27.27%) Node.js
6 6 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (27.27%) Data Science
6 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
7 5 (22.73%) C
7 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
8 4 (18.18%) DevOps
8 4 (18.18%) Pandas
8 4 (18.18%) Algorithms
8 4 (18.18%) SciPy
8 4 (18.18%) NumPy
8 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
8 4 (18.18%) Anaconda
8 4 (18.18%) JIRA
9 3 (13.64%) Selenium
9 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (13.64%) TDD
9 3 (13.64%) HTML

Python Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 2 (9.09%) Apache Spark
1 2 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) GitHub
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Kerberos
2 1 (4.55%) Bluetooth
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Hive
2 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 2 (9.09%) HBase
2 2 (9.09%) Impala
3 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
3 4 (18.18%) JIRA
4 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
4 3 (13.64%) Selenium
5 2 (9.09%) GitLab
6 1 (4.55%) Maven
6 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 1 (4.55%) Electronics
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) React
2 6 (27.27%) Node.js
3 4 (18.18%) Anaconda
3 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
3 4 (18.18%) NumPy
3 4 (18.18%) Pandas
3 4 (18.18%) SciPy
4 3 (13.64%) HTML
5 2 (9.09%) CSS
5 2 (9.09%) Django
5 2 (9.09%) Flask
5 2 (9.09%) PySpark
5 2 (9.09%) REST
6 1 (4.55%) HTML5
6 1 (4.55%) LDAP
6 1 (4.55%) OAuth
6 1 (4.55%) OAuth2
6 1 (4.55%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Algorithms
2 2 (9.09%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.55%) Digital TV
3 1 (4.55%) MPEG
3 1 (4.55%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 6 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (27.27%) Data Science
5 4 (18.18%) DevOps
6 3 (13.64%) Analytics
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.64%) Security Management
6 3 (13.64%) TDD
7 2 (9.09%) ETL
7 2 (9.09%) Machine Learning
8 1 (4.55%) Build Automation
8 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
8 1 (4.55%) OO
8 1 (4.55%) SOA
8 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) Python
2 9 (40.91%) C++
3 7 (31.82%) Java
3 7 (31.82%) Scala
3 7 (31.82%) SQL
4 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 5 (22.73%) C
6 2 (9.09%) C#
6 2 (9.09%) Cython
7 1 (4.55%) Go
7 1 (4.55%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.55%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Docker
2 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Kibana
2 2 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 2 (9.09%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Cloudera
2 1 (4.55%) Google