Period
to 26 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 262 255 365
Rank change year-on-year -7 +110 +72
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 1,022 913 719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.00% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.06% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 664 539
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +14.71% -6.85%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 9
UK median hourly rate £8.00 £45.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.22% -10.00% +15.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.00 £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -82.22% -10.00% +15.27%

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 95,880 86,503 101,518
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.88% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,022 56,274 65,535
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,959 2,959 3,321
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.19 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 26 April 2018.

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 26 April 2018.

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 26 April 2018. 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 -15 958 £513 +2.50% 332
London -15 650 £525 - 214
UK excluding London +22 363 £450 +5.88% 133
South East +20 126 £513 +17.14% 38
North of England -16 94 £400 - 29
Yorkshire -34 52 £425 +6.25% 18
South West +13 42 £395 -12.22% 12
North West -19 38 £375 -6.25% 11
Scotland -17 34 £400 +24.03% 11
Wales -6 26 £450 -10.00% 3
Midlands +9 22 £425 +30.77% 11
East of England -18 19 £413 -5.71% 28
West Midlands +1 17 £425 +30.77% 11
East Midlands -2 5 £450 -
North East +21 4 £373 -

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, 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 1,022 (100.00%) Python
2 329 (32.19%) Django
3 290 (28.38%) Linux
4 284 (27.79%) JavaScript
5 275 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
6 246 (24.07%) SQL
7 233 (22.80%) Git (software)
8 199 (19.47%) HTML
9 190 (18.59%) Finance
10 177 (17.32%) Relational Database
11 174 (17.03%) CSS
12 173 (16.93%) PostgreSQL
13 171 (16.73%) Continuous Integration
14 168 (16.44%) Jenkins
15 167 (16.34%) TDD
16 163 (15.95%) Oracle
17 148 (14.48%) REST
18 140 (13.70%) Java
19 138 (13.50%) Web Services
20 130 (12.72%) C++
21 120 (11.74%) Web Development
22 118 (11.55%) Amazon AWS
22 118 (11.55%) Flask
23 97 (9.49%) OO
24 96 (9.39%) Front Office
25 95 (9.30%) Workflow
26 93 (9.10%) Banking
27 92 (9.00%) DevOps
28 86 (8.41%) Docker
29 84 (8.22%) MySQL

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 49 (4.79%) Apache Spark
2 31 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
3 26 (2.54%) Apache
4 23 (2.25%) CMS
5 18 (1.76%) nginx
6 17 (1.66%) Jupyter
7 14 (1.37%) Confluence
8 11 (1.08%) Apache Airflow
9 10 (0.98%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.88%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.68%) SAS
12 6 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.49%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.39%) Kentico
14 4 (0.39%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
15 3 (0.29%) DataSynapse
16 2 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 2 (0.20%) Luigi
16 2 (0.20%) Tornado
Applications
1 21 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.098%) Gephi
3 1 (0.098%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.098%) BondVision
Cloud Services
1 118 (11.55%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (2.84%) Serverless
4 26 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
5 21 (2.05%) GitHub
6 17 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.78%) Amazon EMR
7 8 (0.78%) Amazon S3
7 8 (0.78%) IaaS
8 5 (0.49%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.39%) Azure Machine Learning
9 4 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.29%) NuGet
10 3 (0.29%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.20%) npm
11 2 (0.20%) PaaS
11 2 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.27%) HTTP
2 5 (0.49%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.29%) Junos
3 3 (0.29%) Skype
3 3 (0.29%) SMS
3 3 (0.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.20%) Firewall
4 2 (0.20%) Internet
4 2 (0.20%) SSH
5 1 (0.098%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.098%) DHCP
5 1 (0.098%) DNS
5 1 (0.098%) FTP
5 1 (0.098%) OpenFlow
5 1 (0.098%) RTP
5 1 (0.098%) SNMP
5 1 (0.098%) Sourcefire
5 1 (0.098%) VLAN
5 1 (0.098%) Wideband
5 1 (0.098%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (17.32%) Relational Database
2 173 (16.93%) PostgreSQL
3 84 (8.22%) MySQL
4 73 (7.14%) Redis
5 62 (6.07%) Big Data
6 60 (5.87%) SQL Server
7 45 (4.40%) NoSQL
8 30 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
9 29 (2.84%) MongoDB
10 26 (2.54%) Hadoop
11 24 (2.35%) RDBMS
12 20 (1.96%) Oracle Database
13 17 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
13 17 (1.66%) Data Mining
14 16 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
14 16 (1.57%) Oracle Database 12c
15 8 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (0.78%) Blockchain
15 8 (0.78%) Riak
15 8 (0.78%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 233 (22.80%) Git (software)
2 168 (16.44%) Jenkins
3 45 (4.40%) JIRA
4 29 (2.84%) Subversion
5 16 (1.57%) Selenium
6 13 (1.27%) Bitbucket
7 11 (1.08%) Mercurial
7 11 (1.08%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.98%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.78%) Jasmine
10 8 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
11 7 (0.68%) PyCharm
12 6 (0.59%) IntelliJ
12 6 (0.59%) Karma Test Runner
12 6 (0.59%) PHPUnit
12 6 (0.59%) Robot Framework
12 6 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.49%) Codeship
General
1 190 (18.59%) Finance
2 96 (9.39%) Front Office
3 93 (9.10%) Banking
4 32 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.86%) Retail
6 17 (1.66%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.08%) Law
8 10 (0.98%) Publishing
9 6 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.49%) Marketing
11 4 (0.39%) Electronics
11 4 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.29%) Games
13 2 (0.20%) Advertising
13 2 (0.20%) Billing
14 1 (0.098%) Back Office
14 1 (0.098%) French Language
14 1 (0.098%) Military
14 1 (0.098%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (32.19%) Django
2 199 (19.47%) HTML
3 174 (17.03%) CSS
4 148 (14.48%) REST
5 138 (13.50%) Web Services
6 118 (11.55%) Flask
7 82 (8.02%) Pandas
8 81 (7.93%) React
9 76 (7.44%) NumPy
10 65 (6.36%) AngularJS
11 50 (4.89%) RESTful
12 49 (4.79%) SciPy
13 48 (4.70%) jQuery
14 43 (4.21%) XML
15 41 (4.01%) RabbitMQ
16 40 (3.91%) HTML5
17 36 (3.52%) Celery
17 36 (3.52%) JSON
18 28 (2.74%) Kafka
19 24 (2.35%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 81 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (6.26%) Computer Science
2 64 (6.26%) Greenfield Project
3 62 (6.07%) Algorithms
4 54 (5.28%) Derivative
5 41 (4.01%) Fixed Income
6 36 (3.52%) Data Structures
7 23 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 21 (2.05%) Fintech
9 20 (1.96%) Credit Risk
10 19 (1.86%) User Experience
11 16 (1.57%) Credit Derivative
12 15 (1.47%) Equities
13 14 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.37%) Hedge funds
13 14 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
13 14 (1.37%) Robotics
14 11 (1.08%) Mobile App
15 9 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
16 8 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 290 (28.38%) Linux
2 79 (7.73%) Unix
3 33 (3.23%) Windows
4 20 (1.96%) Ubuntu
5 11 (1.08%) Android
5 11 (1.08%) CentOS
6 8 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.49%) VMS
9 4 (0.39%) Debian
9 4 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.098%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (16.73%) Continuous Integration
3 167 (16.34%) TDD
4 120 (11.74%) Web Development
5 97 (9.49%) OO
6 95 (9.30%) Workflow
7 92 (9.00%) DevOps
8 75 (7.34%) Problem-Solving
9 71 (6.95%) Analytics
10 70 (6.85%) Microservices
10 70 (6.85%) Software Engineering
11 68 (6.65%) Machine Learning
12 61 (5.97%) Unit Testing
13 59 (5.77%) Data Science
14 54 (5.28%) Mathematics
15 50 (4.89%) SDLC
15 50 (4.89%) Test Automation
16 46 (4.50%) Data Modelling
17 40 (3.91%) Scrum
18 38 (3.72%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,022 (100.00%) Python
2 284 (27.79%) JavaScript
3 246 (24.07%) SQL
4 140 (13.70%) Java
5 130 (12.72%) C++
6 77 (7.53%) C#
7 39 (3.82%) C
8 36 (3.52%) Scala
9 34 (3.33%) Go
10 31 (3.03%) Perl
10 31 (3.03%) PHP
11 30 (2.94%) R
12 29 (2.84%) Bash Shell
13 24 (2.35%) Shell Script
14 23 (2.25%) Ruby
14 23 (2.25%) VBA
15 22 (2.15%) Haskell
16 15 (1.47%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.98%) PowerShell
18 8 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (5.48%) Degree
2 26 (2.54%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 10 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
5 10 (0.98%) PhD
6 5 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (0.29%) CCSP
8 3 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.29%) CISM
8 3 (0.29%) CISSP
9 2 (0.20%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.098%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (0.98%) Data Quality
1 10 (0.98%) GCP
2 7 (0.68%) QA
3 3 (0.29%) PMO
4 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.20%) MiFID
5 1 (0.098%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.098%) EMIR
5 1 (0.098%) IFRS
5 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.098%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.098%) Solvency II
System Software
1 86 (8.41%) Docker
2 5 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.20%) HDFS
3 2 (0.20%) Varnish
4 1 (0.098%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.098%) Ceph
4 1 (0.098%) etcd
4 1 (0.098%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 65 (6.36%) Ansible
2 41 (4.01%) Puppet
3 32 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.76%) Kubernetes
5 13 (1.27%) Terraform
6 12 (1.17%) Salt
7 10 (0.98%) Oozie
8 3 (0.29%) CFEngine
8 3 (0.29%) Mesos
8 3 (0.29%) Packer
8 3 (0.29%) QRadar
9 2 (0.20%) Consul
9 2 (0.20%) Grafana
9 2 (0.20%) SELinux
10 1 (0.098%) Control-M
10 1 (0.098%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.098%) Kibana
10 1 (0.098%) logstash
10 1 (0.098%) Nessus
10 1 (0.098%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 163 (15.95%) Oracle
2 26 (2.54%) Google
3 18 (1.76%) Sybase
4 16 (1.57%) Microsoft
5 10 (0.98%) Tableau
6 9 (0.88%) SAP
6 9 (0.88%) Splunk
7 7 (0.68%) Cloudera
7 7 (0.68%) IBM
8 6 (0.59%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.49%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.49%) SaltStack
10 4 (0.39%) Adobe
10 4 (0.39%) Cisco
10 4 (0.39%) DevExpress
10 4 (0.39%) Hortonworks
10 4 (0.39%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.29%) Juniper
12 2 (0.20%) Dell
12 2 (0.20%) Infragistics