Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 December 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 Developer
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 254 289 332
Rank change year-on-year +35 +43 +58
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 1,102 961 740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 0.93% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.98% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 718 532
UK median daily rate £525 £520 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +15.56% -
10th Percentile £363 £367 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 6
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -10.49% -4.71%
10th Percentile £33.75 £15.78 £26.25
90th Percentile £47.25 £70.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +24.14% -9.38% -5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 99,293 98,050 96,502
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 94.93% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,685 65,027 62,959
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £270 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,050 2,868 3,272
UK median hourly rate £18.53 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.91% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.76 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.76 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.44% +1.46% -

Python Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Python Developer in the UK

Python Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python Developer in the UK

Python Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python Developer over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python Developer in the UK

Python Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python Developer in the UK

Python Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python Developer over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Python Developer in the UK

Python Developer
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 December 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
England +22 1,023 £525 - 323
London +21 783 £550 - 210
UK excluding London -10 312 £425 - 123
North of England +58 110 £438 +1.51% 20
South East -35 71 £425 -5.56% 39
Scotland +19 69 £425 +6.25% 5
North West +39 60 £425 +13.33% 12
Yorkshire +16 45 £450 +1.47% 8
South West -42 27 £456 +10.61% 19
East of England -19 19 £450 +7.46% 29
Midlands -12 12 £375 +12.78% 6
West Midlands -31 8 £375 +19.05% 4
North East -6 5 £383 -15.00%
Wales -40 5 £375 - 3
East Midlands +14 4 £475 -15.18% 2

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 featuring Python Developer in the job title.

1 1,102 (100.00%) Python
2 376 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
3 337 (30.58%) Finance
4 298 (27.04%) SQL
5 283 (25.68%) Django
6 212 (19.24%) TDD
7 194 (17.60%) JavaScript
8 192 (17.42%) Linux
9 191 (17.33%) Java
10 171 (15.52%) Banking
11 157 (14.25%) Pandas
12 155 (14.07%) PostgreSQL
13 152 (13.79%) Flask
14 146 (13.25%) NumPy
15 139 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
16 138 (12.52%) OO
17 137 (12.43%) Docker
18 136 (12.34%) Microservices
19 135 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
20 134 (12.16%) Git (software)
21 132 (11.98%) Elasticsearch
22 126 (11.43%) DevOps
23 123 (11.16%) Jenkins
24 116 (10.53%) NoSQL
25 107 (9.71%) C++
26 103 (9.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
27 97 (8.80%) Front Office
28 96 (8.71%) Software Engineering
28 96 (8.71%) HTML
29 92 (8.35%) Apache Spark

Python Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 132 (11.98%) Elasticsearch
2 92 (8.35%) Apache Spark
3 34 (3.09%) Confluence
4 28 (2.54%) Apache
5 27 (2.45%) nginx
6 18 (1.63%) IPython
7 17 (1.54%) Apache Solr
8 13 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
9 9 (0.82%) Apache Airflow
10 8 (0.73%) CMS
11 7 (0.64%) ArcGIS
11 7 (0.64%) SAS
12 6 (0.54%) Tornado
13 5 (0.45%) JBoss
13 5 (0.45%) SharePoint
14 4 (0.36%) Gunicorn
14 4 (0.36%) Luigi
14 4 (0.36%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.36%) WordPress
15 3 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 26 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.36%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.091%) GIMP
5 1 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 139 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (3.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 29 (2.63%) GitHub
5 24 (2.18%) Serverless
6 19 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
6 19 (1.72%) PaaS
6 19 (1.72%) SaaS
7 16 (1.45%) Heroku
7 16 (1.45%) OpenShift
8 14 (1.27%) Google App Engine
9 8 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.73%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.64%) IaaS
11 5 (0.45%) AdWords
11 5 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.45%) Office 365
12 4 (0.36%) Slack
12 4 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.27%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.81%) HTTP
2 14 (1.27%) Internet
3 11 (1.00%) AMQP
3 11 (1.00%) SSL
4 9 (0.82%) Intranet
5 6 (0.54%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.45%) DNS
6 5 (0.45%) SNMP
7 4 (0.36%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.27%) MQTT
8 3 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.27%) Wireless
9 2 (0.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.18%) DVB
9 2 (0.18%) OpenFlow
10 1 (0.091%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.091%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.091%) Junos
10 1 (0.091%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.091%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (14.07%) PostgreSQL
2 116 (10.53%) NoSQL
3 74 (6.72%) Relational Database
4 69 (6.26%) MongoDB
5 57 (5.17%) MySQL
6 55 (4.99%) Big Data
7 46 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 42 (3.81%) Redis
9 40 (3.63%) Hadoop
10 35 (3.18%) SQL Server
11 22 (2.00%) GIS
12 21 (1.91%) RDBMS
13 17 (1.54%) CouchDB
14 16 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (1.45%) Riak
15 15 (1.36%) Oracle Database
16 14 (1.27%) Data Mining
17 10 (0.91%) Blockchain
18 9 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 9 (0.82%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 134 (12.16%) Git (software)
2 123 (11.16%) Jenkins
3 64 (5.81%) JIRA
4 33 (2.99%) TeamCity
5 29 (2.63%) Subversion
6 20 (1.81%) Mercurial
7 18 (1.63%) Bitbucket
7 18 (1.63%) Selenium
8 14 (1.27%) Pylint
9 11 (1.00%) Maven
10 9 (0.82%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.82%) SonarQube
11 8 (0.73%) GitLab
12 7 (0.64%) Vagrant
13 6 (0.54%) Gatling
13 6 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.45%) gulp
14 5 (0.45%) JMeter
15 4 (0.36%) Hudson
15 4 (0.36%) JUnit
General
1 337 (30.58%) Finance
2 171 (15.52%) Banking
3 97 (8.80%) Front Office
4 64 (5.81%) Investment Banking
5 24 (2.18%) Retail
6 20 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.00%) Games
8 10 (0.91%) Legal
8 10 (0.91%) Marketing
9 9 (0.82%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.64%) Advertising
11 6 (0.54%) Back Office
12 5 (0.45%) Law
13 3 (0.27%) French Language
13 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.18%) Arabic Language
14 2 (0.18%) German Language
14 2 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
15 1 (0.091%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.091%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (25.68%) Django
2 157 (14.25%) Pandas
3 152 (13.79%) Flask
4 146 (13.25%) NumPy
5 96 (8.71%) HTML
6 89 (8.08%) REST
7 85 (7.71%) React
8 76 (6.90%) PySpark
9 74 (6.72%) Web Services
10 65 (5.90%) CSS
11 61 (5.54%) AngularJS
12 57 (5.17%) Node.js
13 51 (4.63%) RESTful
14 33 (2.99%) HTML5
15 32 (2.90%) OAuth
15 32 (2.90%) OAuth2
16 31 (2.81%) RabbitMQ
17 30 (2.72%) Celery
18 29 (2.63%) JSON
19 25 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 103 (9.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 75 (6.81%) Derivative
3 57 (5.17%) Algorithms
4 55 (4.99%) Data Structures
5 52 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (3.99%) Hedge funds
7 33 (2.99%) Fixed Income
7 33 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
8 23 (2.09%) User Experience
9 22 (2.00%) Fintech
10 19 (1.72%) Client/Server
11 17 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
12 14 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.09%) Market Risk
13 12 (1.09%) Mobile App
14 10 (0.91%) Data Centre
14 10 (0.91%) Robotics
14 10 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
15 9 (0.82%) NHS
15 9 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 192 (17.42%) Linux
2 62 (5.63%) Unix
3 26 (2.36%) Windows
4 10 (0.91%) Android
5 8 (0.73%) Ubuntu
6 6 (0.54%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.45%) Solaris
8 4 (0.36%) SUSE
8 4 (0.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.27%) CentOS
10 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.091%) Debian
11 1 (0.091%) Fedora
11 1 (0.091%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (19.24%) TDD
3 138 (12.52%) OO
4 136 (12.34%) Microservices
5 135 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
6 126 (11.43%) DevOps
7 96 (8.71%) Software Engineering
8 89 (8.08%) Machine Learning
9 88 (7.99%) Open Source
10 87 (7.89%) SDLC
11 69 (6.26%) OOD
12 68 (6.17%) Test Automation
13 66 (5.99%) BDD
13 66 (5.99%) Data Science
14 65 (5.90%) Scrum
15 60 (5.44%) Analytics
16 56 (5.08%) Web Development
17 52 (4.72%) Computer Science
18 50 (4.54%) Problem-Solving
19 49 (4.45%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 1,102 (100.00%) Python
2 298 (27.04%) SQL
3 194 (17.60%) JavaScript
4 191 (17.33%) Java
5 107 (9.71%) C++
6 70 (6.35%) C#
7 47 (4.26%) Perl
8 33 (2.99%) Bash Shell
9 32 (2.90%) Scala
9 32 (2.90%) VBA
10 30 (2.72%) Shell Script
11 28 (2.54%) C
12 23 (2.09%) Go
13 22 (2.00%) R
13 22 (2.00%) Ruby
14 20 (1.81%) Cython
15 19 (1.72%) PHP
16 16 (1.45%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.00%) ES6
17 11 (1.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 50 (4.54%) Degree
2 26 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.81%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.64%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.18%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.18%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.091%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.091%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.63%) QA
2 5 (0.45%) SLA
3 4 (0.36%) EMIR
3 4 (0.36%) MiFID
4 3 (0.27%) GDPR
5 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.18%) MISRA
6 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.091%) PMO
System Software
1 137 (12.43%) Docker
2 5 (0.45%) Firmware
3 3 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.27%) HDFS
4 2 (0.18%) Varnish
5 1 (0.091%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.091%) Ceph
5 1 (0.091%) etcd
5 1 (0.091%) NFS
5 1 (0.091%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 72 (6.53%) Ansible
2 52 (4.72%) Kubernetes
3 25 (2.27%) Terraform
4 19 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (1.36%) Puppet
6 5 (0.45%) Grafana
6 5 (0.45%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.36%) CFEngine
7 4 (0.36%) Kibana
7 4 (0.36%) logstash
7 4 (0.36%) Salt
8 1 (0.091%) Consul
8 1 (0.091%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.091%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.091%) Oozie
8 1 (0.091%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 84 (7.62%) Oracle
2 78 (7.08%) Splunk
3 40 (3.63%) Google
4 16 (1.45%) Tableau
5 13 (1.18%) Microsoft
6 11 (1.00%) Cisco
7 8 (0.73%) F5
8 7 (0.64%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.45%) CyberArk
9 5 (0.45%) Sybase
9 5 (0.45%) Twitter
10 4 (0.36%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.36%) Facebook
10 4 (0.36%) Juniper
10 4 (0.36%) SaltStack
11 3 (0.27%) IBM
11 3 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.18%) Aruba
12 2 (0.18%) Intel
12 2 (0.18%) RedGate