Period
to 21 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

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
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 179 176 205
Rank change year-on-year -3 +29 +66
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 1,372 649 978
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 1.56% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.69% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,115 514 733
10th Percentile £438 £356 £400
25th Percentile £505 £430 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £533 £525
Median % change year-on-year +12.68% +1.43% -
75th Percentile £706 £650 £625
90th Percentile £775 £725 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
10th Percentile - £27.73 -
25th Percentile £51.25 £30.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate £52.50 £30.68 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +71.15% -23.31% -11.11%
75th Percentile £53.75 £52.07 £44.38
90th Percentile - £64.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -29.41% -5.56%

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 81,591 38,412 68,445
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.36% 92.47% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,245 26,281 45,786
10th Percentile £304 £256 £238
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £517 £471 £450
Median % change year-on-year +9.77% +4.67% -
75th Percentile £623 £575 £563
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,000 1,407 2,534
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.40 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.26% +30.00% +2.86%
75th Percentile £46.88 £45.00 £38.75
90th Percentile £62.50 £57.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +11.43% -

Python Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Python Developer in the UK

Python Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Python Developer.

Daily rate trend for Python Developer in the UK

Python Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python Developer over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Python Developer in the UK

Python Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Python Developer.

Hourly rate trend 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 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -9 1,131 £600 +9.09% 255
London -4 910 £625 +8.70% 188
Work from Home -38 386 £575 +15.00% 59
UK excluding London -39 219 £488 +8.33% 81
South West -33 60 £493 -6.15% 5
South East -32 51 £475 +11.76% 20
Scotland -14 45 £455 +1.11% 14
North of England -55 39 £500 +11.11% 15
Yorkshire -33 34 £500 +11.11% 7
East of England -43 8 £500 -0.50% 14
West Midlands -51 8 £493 +25.08% 6
Midlands -64 8 £493 +19.39% 9
North West -43 5 £510 +70.00% 6
Wales - 5 £450 - 3
Northern Ireland - 3 £475 - 1

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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 1,372 (100.00%) Python
2 516 (37.61%) Finance
3 474 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
4 469 (34.18%) SQL
5 467 (34.04%) AWS
6 333 (24.27%) JavaScript
7 285 (20.77%) Software Engineering
8 256 (18.66%) React
9 253 (18.44%) Full Stack Development
10 248 (18.08%) DevOps
11 242 (17.64%) Django
12 239 (17.42%) Azure
13 231 (16.84%) CI/CD
14 225 (16.40%) Analytics
15 224 (16.33%) Front Office
16 208 (15.16%) Social Skills
17 202 (14.72%) Linux
18 197 (14.36%) Docker
19 190 (13.85%) Java
20 188 (13.70%) Flask
21 178 (12.97%) Pandas
22 174 (12.68%) TDD
22 174 (12.68%) Asset Management
23 169 (12.32%) GCP
24 167 (12.17%) NumPy
25 164 (11.95%) Banking
26 161 (11.73%) AngularJS
27 157 (11.44%) Microservices
28 154 (11.22%) Equities
29 147 (10.71%) Git (software)

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 44 (3.21%) Apache
2 33 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
3 29 (2.11%) nginx
4 25 (1.82%) Gunicorn
5 23 (1.68%) Apache Airflow
6 18 (1.31%) Apache Spark
6 18 (1.31%) Confluence
6 18 (1.31%) WebSphere
7 11 (0.80%) DataSynapse
8 8 (0.58%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.29%) CMS
9 4 (0.29%) SAS
9 4 (0.29%) Tornado
10 3 (0.22%) Ethereum
11 2 (0.15%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.073%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.073%) Camunda
Applications
1 35 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.44%) Blender
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.22%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.15%) Notepad++
6 1 (0.073%) GIMP
6 1 (0.073%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.073%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.51%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.073%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 467 (34.04%) AWS
2 239 (17.42%) Azure
3 169 (12.32%) GCP
4 115 (8.38%) Serverless
5 81 (5.90%) AWS Lambda
6 55 (4.01%) Amazon S3
7 40 (2.92%) GitHub
8 36 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
9 26 (1.90%) Power Platform
10 21 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
11 18 (1.31%) SaaS
12 15 (1.09%) Amazon ECS
13 14 (1.02%) Amazon Kinesis
14 10 (0.73%) AWS Fargate
15 9 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
16 8 (0.58%) AWS IoT
16 8 (0.58%) AWS Step Functions
16 8 (0.58%) Azure Functions
17 7 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.13%) HTTP
2 4 (0.29%) Bluetooth
2 4 (0.29%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (0.22%) BGP
3 3 (0.22%) DNS
3 3 (0.22%) DSL
3 3 (0.22%) RTMP
3 3 (0.22%) VPN
4 2 (0.15%) DHCP
4 2 (0.15%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.15%) Firewall
4 2 (0.15%) Internet
4 2 (0.15%) IPv4
4 2 (0.15%) IPv6
4 2 (0.15%) Network Security
4 2 (0.15%) VLAN
4 2 (0.15%) WAN
4 2 (0.15%) Wireless
4 2 (0.15%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (8.45%) PostgreSQL
2 76 (5.54%) Relational Database
3 70 (5.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 67 (4.88%) SQL Server
5 45 (3.28%) MongoDB
6 42 (3.06%) NoSQL
7 40 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
8 37 (2.70%) MySQL
9 32 (2.33%) Apache Ignite
10 31 (2.26%) Big Data
11 26 (1.90%) Power BI
12 20 (1.46%) Amazon Athena
13 14 (1.02%) Hadoop
13 14 (1.02%) Oracle Database
13 14 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
13 14 (1.02%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.02%) Tableau
14 12 (0.87%) Data Lake
15 10 (0.73%) Metadata
16 9 (0.66%) Redis
Development Applications
1 147 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 67 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 57 (4.15%) JIRA
4 27 (1.97%) TeamCity
5 25 (1.82%) Subversion
6 23 (1.68%) Artifactory
6 23 (1.68%) GitLab
7 18 (1.31%) Bitbucket
8 16 (1.17%) Maven
8 16 (1.17%) Visual Studio
9 15 (1.09%) git-flow
9 15 (1.09%) Mercurial
10 13 (0.95%) CruiseControl
11 10 (0.73%) Locust
12 8 (0.58%) Jasmine
12 8 (0.58%) webpack
13 7 (0.51%) Selenium
14 6 (0.44%) Cucumber
14 6 (0.44%) IBM UrbanCode
14 6 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 516 (37.61%) Finance
2 224 (16.33%) Front Office
3 208 (15.16%) Social Skills
4 164 (11.95%) Banking
5 65 (4.74%) Investment Banking
6 54 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (2.11%) Public Sector
8 23 (1.68%) Back Office
9 20 (1.46%) Financial Institution
10 19 (1.38%) Telecoms
11 16 (1.17%) Presentation Skills
12 9 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.58%) Law
14 7 (0.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 6 (0.44%) Retail
16 5 (0.36%) Legal
17 4 (0.29%) Influencing Skills
17 4 (0.29%) Local Government
17 4 (0.29%) Organisational Skills
18 3 (0.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (18.66%) React
2 242 (17.64%) Django
3 188 (13.70%) Flask
4 178 (12.97%) Pandas
5 167 (12.17%) NumPy
6 161 (11.73%) AngularJS
7 137 (9.99%) HTML
8 115 (8.38%) REST
9 96 (7.00%) RESTful
10 84 (6.12%) CSS
11 51 (3.72%) SciPy
12 47 (3.43%) JSON
13 45 (3.28%) HTML5
13 45 (3.28%) Vue.js
14 42 (3.06%) FastAPI
15 38 (2.77%) CSS3
16 37 (2.70%) Kafka
16 37 (2.70%) XML
17 36 (2.62%) Celery
18 35 (2.55%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 154 (11.22%) Equities
2 141 (10.28%) Derivative
3 93 (6.78%) Fixed Income
4 78 (5.69%) Hedge funds
5 73 (5.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 65 (4.74%) Greenfield Project
7 52 (3.79%) Data Structures
8 32 (2.33%) Algorithms
9 26 (1.90%) Credit Risk
10 24 (1.75%) Market Risk
11 20 (1.46%) Data Protection Act
12 16 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
13 14 (1.02%) Animation
14 13 (0.95%) Credit Derivative
14 13 (0.95%) Wiki
15 12 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
16 10 (0.73%) NHS
16 10 (0.73%) Public Cloud
16 10 (0.73%) Tandem
17 9 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 202 (14.72%) Linux
2 65 (4.74%) Windows
3 23 (1.68%) Unix
4 14 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.36%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.22%) Mesosphere
8 2 (0.15%) AIX
8 2 (0.15%) Fedora
8 2 (0.15%) Solaris
8 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.15%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.073%) Android
9 1 (0.073%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.073%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (20.77%) Software Engineering
3 253 (18.44%) Full Stack Development
4 248 (18.08%) DevOps
5 231 (16.84%) CI/CD
6 225 (16.40%) Analytics
7 174 (12.68%) Asset Management
7 174 (12.68%) TDD
8 157 (11.44%) Microservices
9 147 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
10 139 (10.13%) Investment Management
11 113 (8.24%) Test Automation
12 88 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
13 83 (6.05%) OO
14 76 (5.54%) Multithreading
14 76 (5.54%) Scrum
15 67 (4.88%) Visualisation
16 65 (4.74%) ETL
17 61 (4.45%) API Design
18 57 (4.15%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,372 (100.00%) Python
2 469 (34.18%) SQL
3 333 (24.27%) JavaScript
4 190 (13.85%) Java
5 114 (8.31%) TypeScript
6 99 (7.22%) C++
7 42 (3.06%) Kotlin
8 40 (2.92%) Bash
9 38 (2.77%) C#
10 37 (2.70%) PowerShell
10 37 (2.70%) VBA
11 23 (1.68%) C
12 16 (1.17%) Go
12 16 (1.17%) PL/SQL
13 13 (0.95%) R
14 10 (0.73%) Perl
14 10 (0.73%) PHP
15 8 (0.58%) SPARQL
16 5 (0.36%) Fortran
16 5 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (3.79%) Security Cleared
2 44 (3.21%) SC Cleared
3 33 (2.41%) Degree
4 15 (1.09%) PhD
5 12 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (0.51%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.29%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.15%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.15%) CCNA
10 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.60%) Data Quality
2 21 (1.53%) Accessibility
3 5 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.29%) MiFID
4 4 (0.29%) QA
5 3 (0.22%) EMIR
6 1 (0.073%) GDPR
6 1 (0.073%) IFRS
6 1 (0.073%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.073%) SLA
6 1 (0.073%) WCAG
System Software
1 197 (14.36%) Docker
2 7 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.29%) HDFS
4 2 (0.15%) iptables
4 2 (0.15%) KVM
4 2 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.15%) Xen
5 1 (0.073%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.073%) Firmware
5 1 (0.073%) NFS
5 1 (0.073%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 1 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.073%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 126 (9.18%) Kubernetes
2 45 (3.28%) Terraform
3 36 (2.62%) Ansible
4 13 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.73%) Grafana
6 8 (0.58%) Prometheus
7 6 (0.44%) Consul
8 5 (0.36%) Puppet
9 3 (0.22%) Automic
9 3 (0.22%) Kibana
9 3 (0.22%) logstash
10 2 (0.15%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.15%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 1 (0.073%) Control-M
11 1 (0.073%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.073%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.073%) Rancher
11 1 (0.073%) vRealize
Vendors
1 71 (5.17%) Oracle
2 50 (3.64%) Microsoft
3 28 (2.04%) Google
4 15 (1.09%) IBM
4 15 (1.09%) Verint
5 13 (0.95%) Sybase
6 10 (0.73%) Brio
6 10 (0.73%) Databricks
7 7 (0.51%) Splunk
8 4 (0.29%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.29%) Spotify
9 3 (0.22%) New Relic
9 3 (0.22%) VMware
10 2 (0.15%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.15%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.15%) Coverity
10 2 (0.15%) Informatica
10 2 (0.15%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.15%) Sun
11 1 (0.073%) Juniper