Period
to 26 July 2021

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 207 178 211
Rank change year-on-year -29 +33 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 931 562 1,262
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.50% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.61% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 423 922
10th Percentile £389 £400 £400
25th Percentile £453 £463 £444
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £557 £525
Median % change year-on-year -1.26% +6.10% +5.00%
75th Percentile £675 £675 £625
90th Percentile £738 £750 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
10th Percentile £24.90 £35.63 £26.88
25th Percentile £25.13 £41.25 £38.13
Median hourly rate £25.75 £42.50 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year -39.41% -10.53% +493.75%
75th Percentile £26.63 £44.69 £59.06
90th Percentile £26.85 £53.00 £61.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% -10.53% +493.75%

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 66,066 34,999 87,355
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.02% 93.28% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,416 23,221 58,394
10th Percentile £300 £261 £263
25th Percentile £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £469
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.39% +4.11%
75th Percentile £595 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £668 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,968 1,199 2,792
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.32 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.50 £14.07 £13.40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year - +6.95% +6.86%
75th Percentile £43.00 £42.25 £42.50
90th Percentile £58.11 £52.50 £51.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +5.56% +2.86%

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 26 July 2021.

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 16 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 26 July 2021. 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 -25 799 £550 -4.35% 268
London -47 594 £600 +4.35% 197
Work from Home -100 253 £525 +5.00% 82
UK excluding London -1 186 £470 +4.44% 77
North of England +6 60 £465 +16.25% 15
Yorkshire +17 48 £465 +0.54% 8
South West +9 40 £498 -17.34% 8
Scotland -40 31 £550 +69.23% 3
South East -41 25 £450 -1.37% 21
Midlands -26 17 £400 - 8
West Midlands -28 16 £388 - 6
North West -18 12 £540 +80.00% 7
Wales -3 8 £435 -8.42% 2
Northern Ireland -1 3 £475 +18.75% 3
East of England -21 2 £469 +10.29% 17
East Midlands - 1 £650 - 2

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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.

1 931 (100.00%) Python
2 312 (33.51%) Agile Software Development
3 277 (29.75%) AWS
4 274 (29.43%) SQL
5 247 (26.53%) JavaScript
6 236 (25.35%) Finance
7 203 (21.80%) Django
8 191 (20.52%) Azure
9 178 (19.12%) Software Engineering
10 174 (18.69%) React
11 155 (16.65%) Java
12 150 (16.11%) Docker
13 147 (15.79%) Flask
14 144 (15.47%) Social Skills
15 142 (15.25%) DevOps
16 122 (13.10%) AngularJS
17 120 (12.89%) Test Automation
18 114 (12.24%) Front Office
18 114 (12.24%) Serverless
19 111 (11.92%) Linux
20 105 (11.28%) Git (software)
21 104 (11.17%) Banking
22 102 (10.96%) Kubernetes
23 100 (10.74%) Analytics
24 96 (10.31%) Microservices
24 96 (10.31%) HTML
25 95 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
26 93 (9.99%) Pandas
26 93 (9.99%) Derivative
27 91 (9.77%) AWS Lambda

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 35 (3.76%) Apache
2 26 (2.79%) Confluence
3 25 (2.69%) Apache Spark
4 20 (2.15%) Apache Airflow
5 18 (1.93%) nginx
6 16 (1.72%) CMS
6 16 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.07%) DataSynapse
9 7 (0.75%) Headless CMS
9 7 (0.75%) Jupyter
10 5 (0.54%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.43%) GemFire
11 4 (0.43%) IPython
11 4 (0.43%) Tornado
12 1 (0.11%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.11%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.86%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.32%) Blender
5 2 (0.21%) GIMP
5 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 277 (29.75%) AWS
2 191 (20.52%) Azure
3 114 (12.24%) Serverless
4 91 (9.77%) AWS Lambda
5 66 (7.09%) GCP
6 42 (4.51%) Amazon EC2
7 38 (4.08%) Amazon S3
8 27 (2.90%) Power Platform
9 24 (2.58%) Azure Functions
10 19 (2.04%) GitHub
11 14 (1.50%) Azure Logic Apps
12 13 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (1.29%) Amazon SQS
13 12 (1.29%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 11 (1.18%) Azure Storage
15 10 (1.07%) SaaS
16 8 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
16 8 (0.86%) PaaS
17 6 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
17 6 (0.64%) Cloud Functions
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.93%) HTTP
2 8 (0.86%) RTMP
3 6 (0.64%) BGP
3 6 (0.64%) Wireless
4 5 (0.54%) DHCP
4 5 (0.54%) DNS
4 5 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.43%) Bluetooth
5 4 (0.43%) MQTT
5 4 (0.43%) VLAN
5 4 (0.43%) VXLAN
5 4 (0.43%) ZigBee
6 3 (0.32%) Broadband
6 3 (0.32%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.32%) IPv4
6 3 (0.32%) IPv6
6 3 (0.32%) VPN
7 2 (0.21%) Modbus
8 1 (0.11%) LTE
8 1 (0.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (9.34%) PostgreSQL
2 59 (6.34%) Relational Database
3 55 (5.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 42 (4.51%) SQL Server
5 32 (3.44%) MongoDB
5 32 (3.44%) NoSQL
6 30 (3.22%) Big Data
7 27 (2.90%) Power BI
8 23 (2.47%) MySQL
9 21 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (2.26%) Hadoop
10 16 (1.72%) Apache Hive
11 15 (1.61%) Apache Ignite
12 13 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
13 12 (1.29%) Amazon Athena
14 11 (1.18%) Data Lake
14 11 (1.18%) Tableau
15 10 (1.07%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.97%) Oracle Database
17 6 (0.64%) Impala
Development Applications
1 105 (11.28%) Git (software)
2 85 (9.13%) Jenkins
3 61 (6.55%) JIRA
4 36 (3.87%) Bitbucket
5 21 (2.26%) TeamCity
6 17 (1.83%) Artifactory
7 16 (1.72%) Maven
7 16 (1.72%) Visual Studio
8 12 (1.29%) Subversion
9 11 (1.18%) GitLab
10 8 (0.86%) JUnit
10 8 (0.86%) PyCharm
11 7 (0.75%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.75%) Hudson
12 6 (0.64%) CruiseControl
12 6 (0.64%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.64%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.54%) Gerrit
13 5 (0.54%) IntelliJ
13 5 (0.54%) Selenium
General
1 236 (25.35%) Finance
2 144 (15.47%) Social Skills
3 114 (12.24%) Front Office
4 104 (11.17%) Banking
5 43 (4.62%) Investment Banking
6 34 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
6 34 (3.65%) Public Sector
7 20 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.07%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.07%) Influencing Skills
8 10 (1.07%) Retail
9 9 (0.97%) Back Office
9 9 (0.97%) Marketing
10 8 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.64%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.54%) French Language
12 5 (0.54%) Law
13 4 (0.43%) Advertising
13 4 (0.43%) Electronics
13 4 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (21.80%) Django
2 174 (18.69%) React
3 147 (15.79%) Flask
4 122 (13.10%) AngularJS
5 96 (10.31%) HTML
6 93 (9.99%) Pandas
7 89 (9.56%) Web Services
8 84 (9.02%) REST
9 76 (8.16%) NumPy
10 66 (7.09%) CSS
11 64 (6.87%) Vue.js
12 43 (4.62%) HTML5
13 41 (4.40%) RESTful
14 38 (4.08%) GraphQL
14 38 (4.08%) pytest
15 30 (3.22%) Node.js
16 29 (3.11%) CSS3
17 28 (3.01%) .NET
18 25 (2.69%) JSON
18 25 (2.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 93 (9.99%) Derivative
2 77 (8.27%) Equities
3 71 (7.63%) Fixed Income
4 49 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 36 (3.87%) Greenfield Project
6 33 (3.54%) Legacy Systems
7 29 (3.11%) Hedge funds
8 28 (3.01%) Data Structures
9 25 (2.69%) Algorithms
10 24 (2.58%) Data Protection Act
11 23 (2.47%) Cloud Native
12 21 (2.26%) Credit Risk
13 20 (2.15%) Market Risk
13 20 (2.15%) User Experience
14 13 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
15 10 (1.07%) Credit Derivative
15 10 (1.07%) NHS
16 9 (0.97%) Public Cloud
16 9 (0.97%) Tandem
16 9 (0.97%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 111 (11.92%) Linux
2 44 (4.73%) Windows
3 23 (2.47%) Unix
4 10 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (0.97%) CentOS
6 8 (0.86%) Mac OS
7 6 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.32%) Android
8 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.21%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (33.51%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (19.12%) Software Engineering
3 142 (15.25%) DevOps
4 120 (12.89%) Test Automation
5 100 (10.74%) Analytics
6 96 (10.31%) Microservices
7 95 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
8 90 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
9 88 (9.45%) TDD
10 74 (7.95%) Scrum
11 59 (6.34%) SDLC
12 51 (5.48%) Mathematics
13 45 (4.83%) ETL
13 45 (4.83%) OO
14 43 (4.62%) Computer Science
15 40 (4.30%) Asset Management
16 39 (4.19%) Data Protection
17 37 (3.97%) Data Science
18 36 (3.87%) Machine Learning
19 33 (3.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 931 (100.00%) Python
2 274 (29.43%) SQL
3 247 (26.53%) JavaScript
4 155 (16.65%) Java
5 81 (8.70%) TypeScript
6 75 (8.06%) C++
7 60 (6.44%) C#
8 42 (4.51%) Kotlin
9 27 (2.90%) Go
9 27 (2.90%) R
10 23 (2.47%) Bash Shell
11 19 (2.04%) C
12 17 (1.83%) T-SQL
13 16 (1.72%) PL/SQL
13 16 (1.72%) PowerShell
14 14 (1.50%) Scala
15 13 (1.40%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.40%) VBA
16 12 (1.29%) Perl
17 8 (0.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 50 (5.37%) Degree
2 22 (2.36%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.50%) PhD
6 10 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.43%) CCNA
8 4 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.32%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.11%) CFA
10 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.58%) QA
2 16 (1.72%) Accessibility
3 10 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.64%) MiFID
5 5 (0.54%) EMIR
6 2 (0.21%) GRC
6 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.11%) GxP
System Software
1 150 (16.11%) Docker
2 9 (0.97%) HDFS
3 7 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.32%) iptables
4 3 (0.32%) KVM
4 3 (0.32%) Xen
5 1 (0.11%) GridGain
5 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 102 (10.96%) Kubernetes
2 38 (4.08%) Ansible
3 29 (3.11%) Terraform
4 7 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.75%) Puppet
5 6 (0.64%) Salt
6 5 (0.54%) Grafana
7 3 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.21%) Control-M
8 2 (0.21%) Galera Cluster
8 2 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.21%) Kibana
8 2 (0.21%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.11%) Core Impact
9 1 (0.11%) Kubeflow
9 1 (0.11%) logstash
9 1 (0.11%) Rancher
Vendors
1 66 (7.09%) Oracle
2 32 (3.44%) Google
3 18 (1.93%) Microsoft
4 11 (1.18%) Databricks
4 11 (1.18%) MuleSoft
5 10 (1.07%) Red Hat
6 7 (0.75%) SaltStack
7 6 (0.64%) Atlassian
7 6 (0.64%) MapR
8 5 (0.54%) Ab Initio
8 5 (0.54%) Cisco
9 4 (0.43%) Adyen
9 4 (0.43%) Alibaba
9 4 (0.43%) Juniper
9 4 (0.43%) SAP
9 4 (0.43%) Splunk
10 3 (0.32%) Cognizant
10 3 (0.32%) F5
10 3 (0.32%) Teradata
11 2 (0.21%) VMware