Period
to 20 April 2021

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £536 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 189 221 244
Rank change year-on-year +32 +23 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 730 693 1,107
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.21% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.29% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 534 821
10th Percentile £388 £385 £375
25th Percentile £438 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £536 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.14% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £600
90th Percentile £713 £694 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
10th Percentile £24.26 £8.00 £48.13
25th Percentile £25.03 £24.63 £49.06
Median hourly rate £28.66 £42.50 £53.75
Median % change year-on-year -32.58% -20.93% +571.88%
75th Percentile £38.71 £45.00 £59.06
90th Percentile £50.73 £51.40 £60.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.96 £43.75 £53.75
% change year-on-year -40.66% -18.60% +571.88%

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 49,685 53,854 90,609
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 93.78% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,126 35,719 61,078
10th Percentile £280 £225 £273
25th Percentile £379 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £460 £465
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% -1.08% +3.33%
75th Percentile £575 £569 £569
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,684 2,067 2,666
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.61 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +19.05% +5.00% +2.86%
75th Percentile £45.00 £38.75 £38.75
90th Percentile £57.85 £52.17 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.86 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.41% +2.03% -

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 20 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Python Developer over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 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 +24 627 £550 +2.80% 247
London +2 470 £575 +4.55% 160
Work from Home -98 225 £515 +9.87% 62
UK excluding London +26 140 £450 - 94
South West +43 48 £550 +3.58% 16
North of England +70 35 £450 +9.09% 20
Yorkshire +47 29 £450 +9.09% 8
Scotland +4 23 £425 - 7
Midlands +43 20 £400 -23.81% 11
South East +16 15 £425 -8.11% 25
West Midlands +24 14 £381 -27.38% 10
North West +30 6 £538 +59.26% 12
East Midlands - 6 £425 - 1
East of England +20 3 £500 +25.00% 13
Wales +13 1 - - 3

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 730 (100.00%) Python
2 272 (37.26%) Agile Software Development
3 257 (35.21%) AWS
4 202 (27.67%) Finance
5 195 (26.71%) JavaScript
6 174 (23.84%) Software Engineering
7 152 (20.82%) SQL
8 147 (20.14%) Django
9 143 (19.59%) Azure
10 141 (19.32%) Docker
10 141 (19.32%) Java
11 128 (17.53%) React
12 127 (17.40%) DevOps
13 126 (17.26%) Front Office
14 104 (14.25%) Flask
14 104 (14.25%) Serverless
15 102 (13.97%) Analytics
15 102 (13.97%) Web Services
16 98 (13.42%) TDD
17 96 (13.15%) Derivative
18 90 (12.33%) Equities
19 88 (12.05%) Fixed Income
20 85 (11.64%) Test Automation
21 84 (11.51%) AWS Lambda
22 83 (11.37%) PostgreSQL
23 81 (11.10%) Microservices
23 81 (11.10%) AngularJS
24 80 (10.96%) Kubernetes
25 66 (9.04%) Vue.js
26 64 (8.77%) Linux

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 37 (5.07%) Apache
2 32 (4.38%) Apache Spark
3 31 (4.25%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (2.19%) Confluence
5 16 (2.19%) nginx
6 9 (1.23%) CMS
7 7 (0.96%) Apache Airflow
8 6 (0.82%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.55%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.55%) Headless CMS
9 4 (0.55%) IPython
10 3 (0.41%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.27%) GemFire
11 2 (0.27%) Tornado
12 1 (0.14%) DataSynapse
12 1 (0.14%) GeoServer
12 1 (0.14%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 7 (0.96%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 257 (35.21%) AWS
2 143 (19.59%) Azure
3 104 (14.25%) Serverless
4 84 (11.51%) AWS Lambda
5 55 (7.53%) GCP
6 54 (7.40%) Amazon S3
7 47 (6.44%) Amazon EC2
8 31 (4.25%) Azure Functions
9 26 (3.56%) Azure Logic Apps
10 21 (2.88%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 21 (2.88%) SaaS
11 20 (2.74%) Azure Storage
12 19 (2.60%) GitHub
13 15 (2.05%) Power Platform
14 13 (1.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 12 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (1.10%) PaaS
16 8 (1.10%) Stripe
17 6 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 6 (0.82%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.64%) HTTP
2 7 (0.96%) RTMP
3 2 (0.27%) DHCP
3 2 (0.27%) DNS
3 2 (0.27%) Internet
3 2 (0.27%) VoIP
4 1 (0.14%) Broadband
4 1 (0.14%) MQTT
4 1 (0.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (11.37%) PostgreSQL
2 47 (6.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 36 (4.93%) MongoDB
4 28 (3.84%) Relational Database
5 25 (3.42%) SQL Server
6 23 (3.15%) MySQL
6 23 (3.15%) NoSQL
7 22 (3.01%) Big Data
8 20 (2.74%) Azure SQL Database
9 19 (2.60%) Apache Ignite
9 19 (2.60%) Tableau
10 18 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (2.05%) Power BI
12 14 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (1.78%) Hadoop
14 12 (1.64%) Data Lake
15 11 (1.51%) Apache Hive
16 9 (1.23%) Redis
17 8 (1.10%) Amazon Aurora
17 8 (1.10%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 57 (7.81%) Git (software)
2 55 (7.53%) Jenkins
3 29 (3.97%) JIRA
4 21 (2.88%) Bitbucket
5 16 (2.19%) Artifactory
6 10 (1.37%) CircleCI
6 10 (1.37%) TeamCity
7 9 (1.23%) GitLab
8 6 (0.82%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.68%) Subversion
10 4 (0.55%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.55%) PyCharm
10 4 (0.55%) Selenium
10 4 (0.55%) Visual Studio Code
11 3 (0.41%) CruiseControl
11 3 (0.41%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.41%) Gerrit
11 3 (0.41%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.41%) Maven
11 3 (0.41%) Pylint
General
1 202 (27.67%) Finance
2 126 (17.26%) Front Office
3 52 (7.12%) Banking
4 31 (4.25%) Public Sector
5 24 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.19%) Investment Banking
7 15 (2.05%) Marketing
8 10 (1.37%) Retail
9 9 (1.23%) Back Office
9 9 (1.23%) Electronics
9 9 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.82%) French Language
11 4 (0.55%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.55%) Publishing
12 3 (0.41%) Advertising
12 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.41%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.27%) Automotive
13 2 (0.27%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (20.14%) Django
2 128 (17.53%) React
3 104 (14.25%) Flask
4 102 (13.97%) Web Services
5 81 (11.10%) AngularJS
6 66 (9.04%) Vue.js
7 57 (7.81%) REST
8 48 (6.58%) Pandas
9 42 (5.75%) HTML
9 42 (5.75%) NumPy
10 36 (4.93%) CSS
11 31 (4.25%) RESTful
12 28 (3.84%) Node.js
13 26 (3.56%) GraphQL
13 26 (3.56%) Shiny
14 25 (3.42%) .NET
15 21 (2.88%) Kafka
16 20 (2.74%) PySpark
17 18 (2.47%) HTML5
17 18 (2.47%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 96 (13.15%) Derivative
2 90 (12.33%) Equities
3 88 (12.05%) Fixed Income
4 44 (6.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 36 (4.93%) Cloud Native
5 36 (4.93%) Hedge funds
6 28 (3.84%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (3.29%) Algorithms
8 20 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (2.47%) Data Structures
10 13 (1.78%) Public Cloud
11 12 (1.64%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (1.51%) User Experience
13 10 (1.37%) Credit Risk
14 9 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (1.10%) Client/Server
15 8 (1.10%) NHS
16 7 (0.96%) Market Risk
17 6 (0.82%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 64 (8.77%) Linux
2 21 (2.88%) Unix
3 16 (2.19%) Windows
4 8 (1.10%) CentOS
4 8 (1.10%) Mac OS
5 6 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.55%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.27%) Android
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (37.26%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (23.84%) Software Engineering
3 127 (17.40%) DevOps
4 102 (13.97%) Analytics
5 98 (13.42%) TDD
6 85 (11.64%) Test Automation
7 81 (11.10%) Microservices
8 60 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
9 53 (7.26%) Scrum
10 48 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
11 46 (6.30%) SDLC
12 45 (6.16%) Asset Management
13 44 (6.03%) Machine Learning
14 43 (5.89%) Investment Management
15 38 (5.21%) ETL
16 37 (5.07%) Computer Science
17 36 (4.93%) Data Science
18 34 (4.66%) Continuous Improvement
19 33 (4.52%) Business Intelligence
19 33 (4.52%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 730 (100.00%) Python
2 195 (26.71%) JavaScript
3 152 (20.82%) SQL
4 141 (19.32%) Java
5 61 (8.36%) TypeScript
6 51 (6.99%) C#
7 48 (6.58%) C++
7 48 (6.58%) Kotlin
8 35 (4.79%) Go
9 29 (3.97%) R
10 22 (3.01%) T-SQL
11 21 (2.88%) PL/SQL
11 21 (2.88%) PowerShell
12 16 (2.19%) Bash Shell
12 16 (2.19%) Scala
13 15 (2.05%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.37%) PHP
15 9 (1.23%) Perl
16 8 (1.10%) VBA
17 7 (0.96%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 51 (6.99%) Degree
2 39 (5.34%) Security Cleared
3 32 (4.38%) SC Cleared
4 23 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.92%) PhD
6 7 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.55%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.14%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.14%) CFA
8 1 (0.14%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.47%) QA
2 2 (0.27%) MiFID
3 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 141 (19.32%) Docker
2 7 (0.96%) HDFS
3 1 (0.14%) GridGain
3 1 (0.14%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.14%) Varnish
3 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 80 (10.96%) Kubernetes
2 59 (8.08%) Terraform
3 30 (4.11%) Ansible
4 10 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.10%) Puppet
6 6 (0.82%) Salt
7 3 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.41%) Galera Cluster
7 3 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.27%) Grafana
8 2 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.14%) Core Impact
9 1 (0.14%) Kibana
9 1 (0.14%) Kubeflow
9 1 (0.14%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 42 (5.75%) Oracle
2 19 (2.60%) MuleSoft
3 13 (1.78%) Microsoft
4 11 (1.51%) Bloomberg
4 11 (1.51%) Databricks
5 10 (1.37%) Google
5 10 (1.37%) SAP
6 8 (1.10%) Adyen
7 7 (0.96%) SaltStack
8 6 (0.82%) MapR
8 6 (0.82%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.68%) Ab Initio
10 3 (0.41%) Splunk
11 2 (0.27%) VMware
12 1 (0.14%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.14%) CA
12 1 (0.14%) Cognizant
12 1 (0.14%) F5
12 1 (0.14%) MicroStrategy