Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £510 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 253 356 409
Rank change year-on-year +103 +53 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 1036 699 629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 0.67% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.70% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 495 451
UK median daily rate £510 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -
10th Percentile £370 £313 £325
90th Percentile £675 £620 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 7
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £40.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.41% -4.71% +9.68%
10th Percentile £14.91 £26.25 £33.50
90th Percentile £70.00 £52.50 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +9.68%

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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +101 975 £525 +16.67% 80
London +54 720 £550 +18.92% 45
UK excluding London +123 313 £425 - 41
South East +68 108 £425 -5.56% 10
South West +44 61 £400 -6.98% 5
Scotland +12 43 £406 +1.56% 4
North of England +55 37 £431 +1.41% 6
East of England -13 27 £425 -5.56% 13
Midlands +34 21 £400 +23.08% 1
Yorkshire +29 18 £444 +18.27% 5
Wales +19 16 £375 -28.57% 2
North West +16 15 £375 -11.76% 1
West Midlands +31 13 £350 +7.69%
East Midlands +15 8 £560 - 1
North East +67 4 £450 -

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Python Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Python Developer in the job title.

1 1036 (100.00%) Python
2 363 (35.04%) Agile Software Development
3 296 (28.57%) Finance
4 267 (25.77%) Django
5 255 (24.61%) Java
6 245 (23.65%) JavaScript
7 237 (22.88%) Linux
8 230 (22.20%) SQL
9 197 (19.02%) TDD
10 186 (17.95%) Git (software)
11 171 (16.51%) Banking
12 158 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
13 156 (15.06%) HTML
13 156 (15.06%) Relational Database
14 152 (14.67%) Flask
15 151 (14.58%) CSS
16 138 (13.32%) Front Office
17 128 (12.36%) PostgreSQL
18 124 (11.97%) C++
19 115 (11.10%) Docker
19 115 (11.10%) DevOps
20 112 (10.81%) Unix
21 110 (10.62%) REST
22 109 (10.52%) Web Development
23 107 (10.33%) OO
24 105 (10.14%) Web Services
25 103 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
26 101 (9.75%) Oracle
27 95 (9.17%) RESTful
28 93 (8.98%) Jenkins

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 (3.38%) Apache Spark
2 24 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (1.64%) Apache Airflow
4 14 (1.35%) Apache
4 14 (1.35%) Jupyter
5 11 (1.06%) Confluence
5 11 (1.06%) Luigi
6 9 (0.87%) nginx
7 8 (0.77%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.58%) IIS
10 4 (0.39%) CMS
10 4 (0.39%) Tornado
10 4 (0.39%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.29%) SAS
11 3 (0.29%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.19%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.19%) Ethereum
12 2 (0.19%) Facebook Platform
12 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.97%) Pipeline Pilot
3 1 (0.097%) Gephi
3 1 (0.097%) GIMP
3 1 (0.097%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.29%) BondVision
2 2 (0.19%) Odoo
3 1 (0.097%) Magento
3 1 (0.097%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.097%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 103 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (2.61%) GitHub
3 23 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (2.12%) Serverless
5 16 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.68%) OpenShift
8 6 (0.58%) npm
8 6 (0.58%) Slack
8 6 (0.58%) Trello
9 5 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (0.39%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.39%) PaaS
10 4 (0.39%) SaaS
11 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.35%) HTTP
2 8 (0.77%) SMS
3 6 (0.58%) Skype
4 5 (0.48%) Internet
5 4 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.29%) SSL
7 2 (0.19%) DSL
8 1 (0.097%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.097%) DNS
8 1 (0.097%) SMTP
8 1 (0.097%) SNMP
8 1 (0.097%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.097%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (15.06%) Relational Database
2 128 (12.36%) PostgreSQL
3 92 (8.88%) MySQL
4 89 (8.59%) SQL Server
5 78 (7.53%) NoSQL
6 73 (7.05%) Big Data
7 48 (4.63%) RDBMS
8 42 (4.05%) MongoDB
9 35 (3.38%) Hadoop
10 23 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
11 22 (2.12%) Data Mining
12 15 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (1.25%) Blockchain
14 12 (1.16%) Redis
15 10 (0.97%) KNIME
16 9 (0.87%) DB2
16 9 (0.87%) SQLite
17 7 (0.68%) Oracle Database
18 6 (0.58%) HBase
18 6 (0.58%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 186 (17.95%) Git (software)
2 93 (8.98%) Jenkins
3 27 (2.61%) JIRA
3 27 (2.61%) Subversion
4 18 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (0.97%) PyCharm
6 7 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (0.68%) Bower
6 7 (0.68%) Selenium
6 7 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (0.58%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.58%) Mercurial
8 5 (0.48%) Codeception
8 5 (0.48%) Codeship
8 5 (0.48%) PHPUnit
8 5 (0.48%) Vagrant
8 5 (0.48%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.39%) Robot Framework
10 3 (0.29%) JUnit
10 3 (0.29%) Mockito
General
1 296 (28.57%) Finance
2 171 (16.51%) Banking
3 138 (13.32%) Front Office
4 84 (8.11%) Investment Banking
5 26 (2.51%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.64%) Retail
7 12 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.16%) Marketing
8 11 (1.06%) Electronics
8 11 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.97%) Games
10 8 (0.77%) Publishing
11 5 (0.48%) Billing
11 5 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.39%) Law
13 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.19%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.097%) Legal
15 1 (0.097%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (25.77%) Django
2 156 (15.06%) HTML
3 152 (14.67%) Flask
4 151 (14.58%) CSS
5 110 (10.62%) REST
6 105 (10.14%) Web Services
7 95 (9.17%) RESTful
8 80 (7.72%) Pandas
9 78 (7.53%) NumPy
10 67 (6.47%) Node.js
11 65 (6.27%) jQuery
12 59 (5.69%) AngularJS
13 55 (5.31%) HTML5
14 53 (5.12%) SciPy
15 51 (4.92%) XML
16 39 (3.76%) JSON
17 36 (3.47%) React
18 25 (2.41%) SQLAlchemy
19 24 (2.32%) Celery
20 21 (2.03%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 80 (7.72%) Computer Science
2 75 (7.24%) Derivative
3 66 (6.37%) Fixed Income
4 65 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
5 56 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
6 48 (4.63%) Credit Risk
7 33 (3.19%) Data Structures
8 28 (2.70%) Algorithms
8 28 (2.70%) Fintech
9 26 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 20 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.64%) Market Risk
12 12 (1.16%) Life Science
13 10 (0.97%) Blog
13 10 (0.97%) Robotics
14 9 (0.87%) Credit Derivative
14 9 (0.87%) Equities
15 8 (0.77%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.77%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.77%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 237 (22.88%) Linux
2 112 (10.81%) Unix
3 40 (3.86%) Windows
4 15 (1.45%) Mac OS X
5 10 (0.97%) Android
6 8 (0.77%) Mac OS
6 8 (0.77%) Ubuntu
7 7 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.39%) CentOS
10 3 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.097%) Solaris
11 1 (0.097%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (35.04%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (19.02%) TDD
3 158 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
4 115 (11.10%) DevOps
5 109 (10.52%) Web Development
6 107 (10.33%) OO
7 81 (7.82%) Microservices
8 76 (7.34%) Scrum
9 71 (6.85%) BDD
10 68 (6.56%) Mathematics
11 67 (6.47%) Test Automation
12 64 (6.18%) Machine Learning
12 64 (6.18%) SDLC
13 63 (6.08%) Unit Testing
14 62 (5.98%) Pair Programming
15 60 (5.79%) Software Engineering
16 51 (4.92%) OOP
17 50 (4.83%) Analytics
18 42 (4.05%) Visualisation
19 40 (3.86%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1036 (100.00%) Python
2 255 (24.61%) Java
3 245 (23.65%) JavaScript
4 230 (22.20%) SQL
5 124 (11.97%) C++
6 80 (7.72%) C#
7 58 (5.60%) Scala
7 58 (5.60%) VBA
8 48 (4.63%) Ruby
9 46 (4.44%) C
10 36 (3.47%) Go
11 28 (2.70%) Perl
12 26 (2.51%) R
13 20 (1.93%) PHP
14 17 (1.64%) Bash Shell
15 15 (1.45%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.97%) GraphQL
17 5 (0.48%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.48%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 49 (4.73%) Degree
2 27 (2.61%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.41%) PhD
4 24 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.45%) SC Cleared
6 9 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.29%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.19%) CCSP
9 2 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.19%) CISM
9 2 (0.19%) CISSP
9 2 (0.19%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.19%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.097%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.41%) QA
2 5 (0.48%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.48%) OASIS TOSCA
3 3 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.29%) MiFID
4 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.097%) WCAG
System Software
1 115 (11.10%) Docker
2 4 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.29%) HDFS
3 3 (0.29%) LXC
4 2 (0.19%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.097%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 35 (3.38%) Kubernetes
2 28 (2.70%) Ansible
3 18 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.74%) Puppet
4 17 (1.64%) Kibana
4 17 (1.64%) logstash
5 10 (0.97%) Prometheus
6 6 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
6 6 (0.58%) StackStorm
7 5 (0.48%) Cloudify
7 5 (0.48%) Terraform
8 4 (0.39%) CSIRT
8 4 (0.39%) Oozie
9 3 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.29%) Grafana
10 2 (0.19%) Packer
11 1 (0.097%) Mesos
Vendors
1 101 (9.75%) Oracle
2 35 (3.38%) Microsoft
3 13 (1.25%) AppDynamics
3 13 (1.25%) Splunk
3 13 (1.25%) Sybase
4 11 (1.06%) Netezza
5 10 (0.97%) RapidMiner
5 10 (0.97%) SAP
5 10 (0.97%) Tableau
6 7 (0.68%) Apple
6 7 (0.68%) Google
7 6 (0.58%) ServiceNow
8 5 (0.48%) Twitter
9 4 (0.39%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.39%) Calypso
9 4 (0.39%) Cloudera
9 4 (0.39%) IBM
9 4 (0.39%) Symantec
10 3 (0.29%) Bloomberg
10 3 (0.29%) Reuters