Period
to 4 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 June 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 204 219 235
Rank change year-on-year +15 +16 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 579 1,142 1,132
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.27% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.34% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 858 821
Median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £378 £388 £363
90th Percentile £713 £725 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 13
Median hourly rate £43.75 £50.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +525.00% -82.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% +525.00% -82.22%

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 42,020 85,000 95,129
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.59% 94.55% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,410 55,796 62,340
Median daily rate £473 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £268
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,724 2,751 2,993
Median hourly rate £21.54 £19.03 £18.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +5.23% -3.98%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% -1.52%

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 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 +28 540 £550 +4.76% 123
London +23 415 £569 +3.43% 80
UK excluding London +42 147 £425 -5.56% 47
South East +107 46 £463 +2.78% 13
South West +87 41 £488 +8.33% 11
Work from Home +31 40 £469 -21.88% 17
East of England +49 17 £400 -11.11% 6
North of England -3 16 £413 -2.94% 5
Scotland +23 13 £325 -23.53% 1
Yorkshire -2 13 £413 -8.33% 3
Wales +12 6 £520 +15.56% 2
Northern Ireland +18 5 £300 -36.84% 1
Midlands +65 3 - - 8
West Midlands +56 3 - - 6
North West +27 2 - - 1
North East - 1 £210 - 1

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 579 (100.00%) Python
2 247 (42.66%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (37.31%) Finance
4 193 (33.33%) AWS
5 161 (27.81%) Java
6 130 (22.45%) Django
7 128 (22.11%) JavaScript
7 128 (22.11%) SQL
8 126 (21.76%) Software Engineering
9 124 (21.42%) Banking
10 119 (20.55%) DevOps
11 111 (19.17%) Front Office
12 103 (17.79%) Flask
12 103 (17.79%) Web Services
13 97 (16.75%) Azure
14 95 (16.41%) Asset Management
15 91 (15.72%) Docker
16 88 (15.20%) TDD
17 87 (15.03%) Git (software)
18 86 (14.85%) Derivative
19 79 (13.64%) React
20 78 (13.47%) Fixed Income
21 69 (11.92%) Investment Banking
21 69 (11.92%) Serverless
22 67 (11.57%) Pandas
23 65 (11.23%) Microservices
23 65 (11.23%) AngularJS
23 65 (11.23%) Test Automation
24 63 (10.88%) Equities
25 62 (10.71%) Hedge funds

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 28 (4.84%) Elasticsearch
2 27 (4.66%) Apache Spark
3 11 (1.90%) Apache
4 8 (1.38%) Confluence
5 6 (1.04%) Apache Pig
5 6 (1.04%) Tornado
6 5 (0.86%) Jupyter
7 4 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.52%) GeoServer
8 3 (0.52%) Luigi
9 2 (0.35%) IIS
9 2 (0.35%) SAS
9 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.17%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.17%) Drupal
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.17%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (0.17%) Front Arena
1 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 193 (33.33%) AWS
2 97 (16.75%) Azure
3 69 (11.92%) Serverless
4 53 (9.15%) AWS Lambda
5 49 (8.46%) GCP
6 37 (6.39%) Amazon S3
7 33 (5.70%) Amazon EC2
7 33 (5.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 26 (4.49%) GitHub
9 22 (3.80%) OpenShift
10 21 (3.63%) Amazon SQS
11 20 (3.45%) Amazon ECS
12 9 (1.55%) PaaS
13 7 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (1.04%) Amazon Cognito
14 6 (1.04%) Azure Functions
15 5 (0.86%) Power Platform
16 4 (0.69%) Amazon Kinesis
17 3 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
17 3 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.42%) Internet
2 10 (1.73%) HTTP
3 9 (1.55%) Firewall
4 7 (1.21%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.69%) 802.11
5 4 (0.69%) Broadband
5 4 (0.69%) DOCSIS
5 4 (0.69%) DSL
5 4 (0.69%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.69%) IPv4
5 4 (0.69%) IPv6
5 4 (0.69%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.69%) Telnet
5 4 (0.69%) UPnP
5 4 (0.69%) Wireless
5 4 (0.69%) WLAN
5 4 (0.69%) WPA
5 4 (0.69%) WPA2
6 3 (0.52%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.35%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (8.81%) Relational Database
2 47 (8.12%) PostgreSQL
3 29 (5.01%) Big Data
3 29 (5.01%) Hadoop
4 28 (4.84%) NoSQL
5 27 (4.66%) Amazon RDS
6 23 (3.97%) SQL Server
7 22 (3.80%) Amazon Redshift
8 18 (3.11%) MySQL
9 17 (2.94%) MongoDB
10 14 (2.42%) Apache Hive
11 11 (1.90%) RDBMS
12 9 (1.55%) Amazon Athena
12 9 (1.55%) Amazon Aurora
12 9 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (1.55%) Impala
12 9 (1.55%) Redis
13 8 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.86%) KDB
Development Applications
1 87 (15.03%) Git (software)
2 51 (8.81%) Jenkins
3 41 (7.08%) RStudio
4 27 (4.66%) JIRA
5 18 (3.11%) Artifactory
5 18 (3.11%) TeamCity
6 14 (2.42%) GitLab
7 9 (1.55%) Subversion
8 7 (1.21%) CruiseControl
9 6 (1.04%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.69%) JUnit
11 3 (0.52%) CircleCI
11 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.35%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.35%) git-flow
12 2 (0.35%) JMeter
12 2 (0.35%) Pylint
12 2 (0.35%) Sourcetree
12 2 (0.35%) Travis CI
13 1 (0.17%) Maven
General
1 216 (37.31%) Finance
2 124 (21.42%) Banking
3 111 (19.17%) Front Office
4 69 (11.92%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.28%) Public Sector
6 6 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.86%) Games
7 5 (0.86%) Retail
8 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.35%) Legal
9 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.17%) Automotive
9 1 (0.17%) Back Office
9 1 (0.17%) Electronics
9 1 (0.17%) Law
9 1 (0.17%) Marketing
9 1 (0.17%) Publishing
9 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (22.45%) Django
2 103 (17.79%) Flask
2 103 (17.79%) Web Services
3 79 (13.64%) React
4 67 (11.57%) Pandas
5 65 (11.23%) AngularJS
6 58 (10.02%) RESTful
7 49 (8.46%) NumPy
8 38 (6.56%) Vue.js
9 34 (5.87%) CSS
10 33 (5.70%) HTML
11 28 (4.84%) Kafka
12 26 (4.49%) REST
13 24 (4.15%) SciPy
14 22 (3.80%) Node.js
15 20 (3.45%) J2EE
16 18 (3.11%) J2SE
17 15 (2.59%) PySpark
17 15 (2.59%) RabbitMQ
18 13 (2.25%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 86 (14.85%) Derivative
2 78 (13.47%) Fixed Income
3 63 (10.88%) Equities
4 62 (10.71%) Hedge funds
5 59 (10.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 42 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (3.28%) Algorithms
8 18 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
9 17 (2.94%) Data Structures
10 15 (2.59%) Mobile App
11 14 (2.42%) User Experience
12 10 (1.73%) Cloud Native
12 10 (1.73%) Market Risk
13 7 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.04%) Equity Derivative
15 5 (0.86%) Internet of Things
15 5 (0.86%) Reference Data
16 4 (0.69%) IPTV
16 4 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
17 3 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 57 (9.84%) Linux
2 17 (2.94%) Unix
3 7 (1.21%) Windows
4 3 (0.52%) Android
4 3 (0.52%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (42.66%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (21.76%) Software Engineering
3 119 (20.55%) DevOps
4 95 (16.41%) Asset Management
5 88 (15.20%) TDD
6 65 (11.23%) Microservices
6 65 (11.23%) Test Automation
7 49 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (8.46%) Decision-Making
8 46 (7.94%) Analytics
9 43 (7.43%) Scrum
10 42 (7.25%) Machine Learning
11 39 (6.74%) Investment Management
11 39 (6.74%) Open Source
12 38 (6.56%) Computer Science
13 37 (6.39%) Data Science
13 37 (6.39%) Front End Development
14 36 (6.22%) Business Analysis
15 35 (6.04%) SDLC
16 34 (5.87%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 579 (100.00%) Python
2 161 (27.81%) Java
3 128 (22.11%) JavaScript
3 128 (22.11%) SQL
4 34 (5.87%) C++
5 27 (4.66%) C#
6 25 (4.32%) R
7 19 (3.28%) VBA
8 17 (2.94%) PowerShell
9 12 (2.07%) Go
10 10 (1.73%) C
10 10 (1.73%) Ruby
11 8 (1.38%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.38%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.04%) Scala
13 5 (0.86%) ES6
13 5 (0.86%) Java 8
13 5 (0.86%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.86%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (8.29%) Security Cleared
2 39 (6.74%) Degree
3 38 (6.56%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.86%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.52%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.17%) ISEB
8 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.73%) QA
2 9 (1.55%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.52%) MiFID
4 2 (0.35%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) Basel III
5 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) JTAG
System Software
1 91 (15.72%) Docker
2 4 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.35%) BusyBox
4 1 (0.17%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 60 (10.36%) Kubernetes
2 40 (6.91%) Terraform
3 10 (1.73%) Ansible
4 3 (0.52%) Grafana
4 3 (0.52%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.35%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.17%) Control-M
6 1 (0.17%) Kibana
6 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.17%) Puppet
6 1 (0.17%) Rancher
6 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 48 (8.29%) Google
2 19 (3.28%) Oracle
3 11 (1.90%) Bloomberg
4 9 (1.55%) Microsoft
5 7 (1.21%) StreamSets
5 7 (1.21%) Tableau
6 6 (1.04%) Splunk
7 4 (0.69%) Cisco
7 4 (0.69%) Databricks
7 4 (0.69%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.69%) Sybase
8 3 (0.52%) HP
8 3 (0.52%) Informatica
8 3 (0.52%) SAP
9 2 (0.35%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.17%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.17%) Cadence
10 1 (0.17%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.17%) Mercator
10 1 (0.17%) RedGate