Period
to 18 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 207 263 276
Rank change year-on-year +56 +13 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 897 1,024 935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 1.04% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.10% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 786 671
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £363
90th Percentile £680 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 12
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +24.14% -19.44%
10th Percentile £8.00 £36.38 £8.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £52.50 £68.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% +28.57% -22.22%

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 64,818 93,231 94,795
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.89% 94.69% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 41,951 61,718 62,907
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £238 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,586 2,914 2,825
UK median hourly rate £19.18 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.57% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £10.83
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 February 2020. 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 +60 845 £531 +1.14% 293
London +49 625 £550 +4.76% 195
UK excluding London +97 255 £450 +5.88% 109
South East +111 90 £475 +9.20% 26
South West +61 47 £512 +6.56% 21
North of England -4 36 £425 +0.59% 20
East of England +40 29 £420 -4.55% 19
Scotland +8 28 £450 +3.45% 7
Midlands +63 16 £525 +10.53% 13
Yorkshire +10 16 £413 -2.94% 11
West Midlands +53 14 £525 +16.67% 7
North East +29 12 £433 +13.07% 2
North West +10 8 £425 +6.25% 7
Wales +24 5 £525 +10.53% 2
Northern Ireland +10 4 £300 - 2
East Midlands +31 2 £450 -5.26% 6

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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.

1 897 (100.00%) Python
2 342 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
3 275 (30.66%) Finance
4 234 (26.09%) AWS
5 215 (23.97%) Django
6 179 (19.96%) Java
7 174 (19.40%) SQL
8 173 (19.29%) JavaScript
9 167 (18.62%) Docker
10 154 (17.17%) TDD
11 152 (16.95%) Flask
12 149 (16.61%) Microservices
13 144 (16.05%) DevOps
14 129 (14.38%) Software Engineering
15 124 (13.82%) PostgreSQL
16 117 (13.04%) Front Office
17 113 (12.60%) Git (software)
18 107 (11.93%) Azure
19 104 (11.59%) Banking
20 97 (10.81%) Kubernetes
21 96 (10.70%) Serverless
21 96 (10.70%) Machine Learning
22 93 (10.37%) Web Services
23 87 (9.70%) GCP
23 87 (9.70%) Data Science
23 87 (9.70%) Linux
24 84 (9.36%) Analytics
24 84 (9.36%) Pandas
25 83 (9.25%) Greenfield Project
25 83 (9.25%) Continuous Integration

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 62 (6.91%) Apache Spark
2 53 (5.91%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (1.90%) Apache
3 17 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
4 14 (1.56%) Confluence
5 9 (1.00%) nginx
6 8 (0.89%) Tornado
7 5 (0.56%) Luigi
8 4 (0.45%) Jupyter
8 4 (0.45%) SAS
9 1 (0.11%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.11%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.11%) CMS
9 1 (0.11%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.11%) Drupal
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.11%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.45%) SPSS
3 1 (0.11%) Sketch
3 1 (0.11%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 5 (0.56%) FINCAD Analytics
2 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 234 (26.09%) AWS
2 107 (11.93%) Azure
3 96 (10.70%) Serverless
4 87 (9.70%) GCP
5 82 (9.14%) AWS Lambda
6 58 (6.47%) Amazon S3
7 38 (4.24%) OpenShift
8 36 (4.01%) Amazon EC2
9 32 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
10 31 (3.46%) GitHub
11 26 (2.90%) Amazon SQS
12 24 (2.68%) Amazon ECS
13 16 (1.78%) Amazon Cognito
14 15 (1.67%) Power Platform
15 11 (1.23%) Azure Functions
15 11 (1.23%) Google App Engine
16 8 (0.89%) AWS Step Functions
17 7 (0.78%) Amazon EKS
17 7 (0.78%) Amazon EMR
17 7 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.90%) HTTP
2 13 (1.45%) Internet
3 10 (1.11%) HTTPS
4 9 (1.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.78%) Ethernet
5 7 (0.78%) Firewall
5 7 (0.78%) Wireless
6 6 (0.67%) 802.11
6 6 (0.67%) Broadband
6 6 (0.67%) DOCSIS
6 6 (0.67%) DSL
6 6 (0.67%) IPv4
6 6 (0.67%) IPv6
6 6 (0.67%) MQTT
6 6 (0.67%) Telnet
6 6 (0.67%) UPnP
6 6 (0.67%) WLAN
6 6 (0.67%) WPA
6 6 (0.67%) WPA2
7 5 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (13.82%) PostgreSQL
2 70 (7.80%) MySQL
3 67 (7.47%) Relational Database
4 66 (7.36%) Big Data
5 62 (6.91%) NoSQL
6 42 (4.68%) Amazon Redshift
7 40 (4.46%) Hadoop
8 27 (3.01%) MongoDB
9 24 (2.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 24 (2.68%) Amazon RDS
9 24 (2.68%) Apache Hive
10 20 (2.23%) Amazon Athena
10 20 (2.23%) Redis
11 19 (2.12%) RDBMS
12 18 (2.01%) SQL Server
13 15 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (1.67%) Power BI
14 13 (1.45%) Impala
15 12 (1.34%) BigQuery
15 12 (1.34%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 113 (12.60%) Git (software)
2 67 (7.47%) Jenkins
3 52 (5.80%) JIRA
4 30 (3.34%) RStudio
5 24 (2.68%) Artifactory
6 18 (2.01%) GitLab
7 9 (1.00%) Subversion
8 6 (0.67%) CircleCI
8 6 (0.67%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.56%) Selenium
10 4 (0.45%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.33%) CruiseControl
11 3 (0.33%) Maven
12 2 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.22%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.22%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.22%) git-flow
12 2 (0.22%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.22%) WebDriver
General
1 275 (30.66%) Finance
2 117 (13.04%) Front Office
3 104 (11.59%) Banking
4 39 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.45%) Public Sector
6 20 (2.23%) Games
7 9 (1.00%) Marketing
8 8 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.67%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.45%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.45%) Billing
10 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.45%) Retail
11 2 (0.22%) Electronics
11 2 (0.22%) Law
11 2 (0.22%) Publishing
12 1 (0.11%) Advertising
12 1 (0.11%) Automotive
12 1 (0.11%) Legal
12 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (23.97%) Django
2 152 (16.95%) Flask
3 93 (10.37%) Web Services
4 84 (9.36%) Pandas
5 75 (8.36%) React
6 67 (7.47%) HTML
7 62 (6.91%) NumPy
8 61 (6.80%) RESTful
9 60 (6.69%) CSS
10 54 (6.02%) AngularJS
11 48 (5.35%) Kafka
12 38 (4.24%) Node.js
13 36 (4.01%) REST
14 33 (3.68%) PySpark
15 28 (3.12%) J2EE
16 24 (2.68%) .NET
17 23 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
17 23 (2.56%) Vue.js
18 22 (2.45%) scikit-learn
19 20 (2.23%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 83 (9.25%) Greenfield Project
2 58 (6.47%) Fixed Income
3 53 (5.91%) Equities
4 51 (5.69%) Derivative
5 44 (4.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 43 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
7 42 (4.68%) Algorithms
8 26 (2.90%) Hedge funds
9 17 (1.90%) Mobile App
9 17 (1.90%) User Experience
10 15 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
11 12 (1.34%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.00%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.00%) Renewable Energy
12 9 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (0.89%) Blog
13 8 (0.89%) Market Risk
14 7 (0.78%) Cloud Native
15 6 (0.67%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 87 (9.70%) Linux
2 32 (3.57%) Unix
3 10 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (0.78%) Apple iOS
4 7 (0.78%) Windows
5 5 (0.56%) Android
6 4 (0.45%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.22%) CentOS
7 2 (0.22%) Debian
8 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (17.17%) TDD
3 149 (16.61%) Microservices
4 144 (16.05%) DevOps
5 129 (14.38%) Software Engineering
6 96 (10.70%) Machine Learning
7 87 (9.70%) Data Science
8 84 (9.36%) Analytics
9 83 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
10 77 (8.58%) Asset Management
11 73 (8.14%) OO
12 63 (7.02%) Test Automation
13 62 (6.91%) Scrum
14 61 (6.80%) Mathematics
15 49 (5.46%) Problem-Solving
16 46 (5.13%) Investment Management
17 42 (4.68%) Artificial Intelligence
18 41 (4.57%) Computer Science
19 40 (4.46%) BDD
20 39 (4.35%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 897 (100.00%) Python
2 179 (19.96%) Java
3 174 (19.40%) SQL
4 173 (19.29%) JavaScript
5 67 (7.47%) R
6 48 (5.35%) C++
7 38 (4.24%) C#
8 29 (3.23%) Bash Shell
9 23 (2.56%) Ruby
10 21 (2.34%) Scala
11 20 (2.23%) VBA
12 14 (1.56%) C
12 14 (1.56%) Go
12 14 (1.56%) PowerShell
12 14 (1.56%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.00%) Kotlin
13 9 (1.00%) TypeScript
14 8 (0.89%) ES6
14 8 (0.89%) Java 8
15 7 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 58 (6.47%) Security Cleared
2 53 (5.91%) Degree
3 52 (5.80%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.67%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.33%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.22%) CCNA
8 2 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.11%) ISEB
9 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.11%) PhD
9 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.45%) QA
2 6 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.56%) EMIR
3 5 (0.56%) MiFID
4 1 (0.11%) GDPR
4 1 (0.11%) JTAG
4 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 167 (18.62%) Docker
2 6 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.22%) BusyBox
4 2 (0.22%) HDFS
5 1 (0.11%) Firmware
5 1 (0.11%) LXC
Systems Management
1 97 (10.81%) Kubernetes
2 43 (4.79%) Terraform
3 9 (1.00%) Ansible
4 4 (0.45%) HP ALM
4 4 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.45%) Puppet
5 3 (0.33%) Kibana
5 3 (0.33%) logstash
5 3 (0.33%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.22%) Nagios
7 1 (0.11%) Control-M
7 1 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.11%) Grafana
7 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.11%) Rancher
7 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 76 (8.47%) Google
2 48 (5.35%) Oracle
3 22 (2.45%) Tableau
4 17 (1.90%) Microsoft
5 10 (1.11%) Splunk
6 8 (0.89%) Alteryx
7 7 (0.78%) Sybase
8 6 (0.67%) Cisco
8 6 (0.67%) Cloudera
8 6 (0.67%) Hortonworks
9 5 (0.56%) Databricks
9 5 (0.56%) StreamSets
10 4 (0.45%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.45%) HP
11 3 (0.33%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.33%) Informatica
11 3 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.33%) VMware
12 2 (0.22%) FactSet
12 2 (0.22%) SolarWinds