The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python Developer
UK
Rank 236 328 385
Rank change year-on-year +92 +57  
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 469 346 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 0.65% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.69% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 246 178
Median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Python Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Python Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python Developer in the UK

Python Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +91 451 £475 +11.76% 140
London +73 315 £513 +13.88% 81
City of London +24 40 £488 +16.76% 23
Yorkshire +27 39 £393 +4.66% 8
West Yorkshire +33 34 £390 -23.52% 7
Leeds +30 34 £390 -23.52% 6
South East +20 33 £438 +25.00% 16
East of England +2 24 £413 +3.12% 12
Cambridge +14 19 £400 +10.34% 10
Cambridgeshire +7 19 £400 - 11
South West -5 19 £475 +26.66% 14
North West +37 14 £350 +33.33% 5
Bristol +14 14 £463 +48.00% 2
Manchester +18 12 £350 -3.44% 2
Berkshire +17 11 £600 +71.42% 3
Reading +11 9 £600 +71.42% 2
South Wales - 9 £450 - 1
Wales - 9 £450 - 1
Scotland +25 8 £320 +6.66% 5
Edinburgh +25 7 - - 2
Canary Wharf -1 6 £545 +37.10%
Oxfordshire -14 6 £438 +6.70% 6
Hampshire +15 5 £375 -2.59%
Surrey +14 5 £425 -12.82% 4
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £450 +28.57%
South Yorkshire -5 5 £440 +21.37% 1
Sheffield - 5 £440 - 1
Redhill - 5 £425 - 1
Newport - 5 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes -3 4 £415 +7.44%

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 827 (100.00%) Python
2 339 (40.99%) Agile Software Development
3 270 (32.65%) Django
4 202 (24.43%) JavaScript
5 169 (20.44%) SQL
6 167 (20.19%) Linux
7 166 (20.07%) Java
8 161 (19.47%) Flask
9 123 (14.87%) TDD
10 112 (13.54%) Banking
11 107 (12.94%) HTML
11 107 (12.94%) Finance
12 97 (11.73%) C++
13 93 (11.25%) CSS
14 92 (11.12%) PostgreSQL
15 91 (11.00%) Git (software)
16 88 (10.64%) Big Data
17 86 (10.40%) DevOps
18 83 (10.04%) OO
19 77 (9.31%) Investment Banking
20 76 (9.19%) Analytics
21 70 (8.46%) AngularJS
21 70 (8.46%) Hadoop
22 64 (7.74%) Front Office
23 62 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
24 61 (7.38%) Web Services
24 61 (7.38%) C#
25 60 (7.26%) Unix
26 57 (6.89%) Open Source
26 57 (6.89%) BDD

Python Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 48 (5.80%) Apache Spark
2 28 (3.39%) Apache
2 28 (3.39%) Cloud Foundry
3 24 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (1.81%) Confluence
5 14 (1.69%) nginx
5 14 (1.69%) OpenStack
6 11 (1.33%) CMS
7 9 (1.09%) GeoServer
8 7 (0.85%) Jupyter
8 7 (0.85%) SAS
9 5 (0.60%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.60%) Tornado
10 4 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.48%) Facebook Platform
10 4 (0.48%) uWSGI
11 3 (0.36%) IPython
12 2 (0.24%) DataSynapse
12 2 (0.24%) Drupal
13 1 (0.12%) Joomla!
Applications
1 29 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) FINCAD Analytics
1 4 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 62 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.54%) PaaS
3 12 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (1.33%) GitHub
4 11 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.60%) Heroku
6 5 (0.60%) IaaS
7 4 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.48%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.48%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.48%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.24%) SaaS
10 1 (0.12%) Datadog
10 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.59%) HTTP
2 19 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.21%) ICMP
3 10 (1.21%) Internet
3 10 (1.21%) SSH
4 6 (0.73%) DHCP
4 6 (0.73%) DNS
5 5 (0.60%) Skype
6 2 (0.24%) FTP
6 2 (0.24%) NGN
6 2 (0.24%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.12%) AMQP
7 1 (0.12%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.12%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.12%) SMS
7 1 (0.12%) SNMP
7 1 (0.12%) SSL
7 1 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (11.12%) PostgreSQL
2 88 (10.64%) Big Data
3 70 (8.46%) Hadoop
4 51 (6.17%) MongoDB
5 47 (5.68%) Relational Database
5 47 (5.68%) SQL Server
6 44 (5.32%) NoSQL
7 40 (4.84%) MySQL
8 33 (3.99%) Redis
9 21 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
10 17 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.33%) Apache Hive
12 10 (1.21%) RDBMS
13 9 (1.09%) GIS
13 9 (1.09%) HBase
14 8 (0.97%) Spatial Data
15 6 (0.73%) Riak
15 6 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
16 5 (0.60%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 91 (11.00%) Git (software)
2 46 (5.56%) JIRA
3 33 (3.99%) Jenkins
4 31 (3.75%) Subversion
5 27 (3.26%) Selenium
6 17 (2.06%) Bitbucket
7 16 (1.93%) TeamCity
8 14 (1.69%) Cucumber
9 13 (1.57%) Gradle
10 10 (1.21%) Maven
11 9 (1.09%) JBehave
11 9 (1.09%) Vagrant
12 8 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (0.97%) Gerrit
13 6 (0.73%) Travis CI
14 5 (0.60%) GoCD
14 5 (0.60%) Karma Test Runner
15 4 (0.48%) Android Studio
15 4 (0.48%) Visual Studio
16 3 (0.36%) Codeship
General
1 112 (13.54%) Banking
2 107 (12.94%) Finance
3 77 (9.31%) Investment Banking
4 64 (7.74%) Front Office
5 28 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.06%) Electronics
7 11 (1.33%) Retail
8 10 (1.21%) Games
9 8 (0.97%) Marketing
10 7 (0.85%) Billing
11 4 (0.48%) Back Office
11 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.24%) Law
12 2 (0.24%) Publishing
13 1 (0.12%) Advertising
13 1 (0.12%) Automotive
13 1 (0.12%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (32.65%) Django
2 161 (19.47%) Flask
3 107 (12.94%) HTML
4 93 (11.25%) CSS
5 70 (8.46%) AngularJS
6 61 (7.38%) Web Services
7 55 (6.65%) REST
8 48 (5.80%) Node.js
9 41 (4.96%) Pandas
10 40 (4.84%) jQuery
10 40 (4.84%) RabbitMQ
11 36 (4.35%) HTML5
11 36 (4.35%) RESTful
12 35 (4.23%) NumPy
13 28 (3.39%) JSON
14 26 (3.14%) Celery
14 26 (3.14%) XML
15 24 (2.90%) .NET
16 19 (2.30%) CSS3
17 17 (2.06%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 49 (5.93%) Computer Science
2 41 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (4.72%) Fixed Income
4 35 (4.23%) Algorithms
5 34 (4.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 25 (3.02%) Derivative
7 24 (2.90%) User Experience
8 17 (2.06%) Equities
9 15 (1.81%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.57%) Data Structures
10 13 (1.57%) Fintech
11 10 (1.21%) Credit Risk
11 10 (1.21%) Device Driver
11 10 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (1.21%) Market Risk
12 8 (0.97%) Reference Data
13 7 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.85%) Grid Computing
13 7 (0.85%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.73%) STB
Operating Systems
1 167 (20.19%) Linux
2 60 (7.26%) Unix
3 31 (3.75%) Windows
4 19 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (2.18%) CentOS
6 15 (1.81%) Ubuntu
7 12 (1.45%) Android
8 10 (1.21%) Debian
9 7 (0.85%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.85%) Mac OS
9 7 (0.85%) Solaris
10 5 (0.60%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.24%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (40.99%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (14.87%) TDD
3 86 (10.40%) DevOps
4 83 (10.04%) OO
5 76 (9.19%) Analytics
6 57 (6.89%) BDD
6 57 (6.89%) Open Source
7 53 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
8 47 (5.68%) Web Development
9 40 (4.84%) Scrum
10 39 (4.72%) Microservices
10 39 (4.72%) SDLC
11 38 (4.59%) Mathematics
11 38 (4.59%) Software Engineering
12 35 (4.23%) Machine Learning
13 33 (3.99%) Data Analytics
14 28 (3.39%) ETL
15 27 (3.26%) OOP
16 24 (2.90%) Continuous Deployment
17 23 (2.78%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 827 (100.00%) Python
2 202 (24.43%) JavaScript
3 169 (20.44%) SQL
4 166 (20.07%) Java
5 97 (11.73%) C++
6 61 (7.38%) C#
7 45 (5.44%) Scala
8 37 (4.47%) R
9 35 (4.23%) C
10 34 (4.11%) Ruby
11 32 (3.87%) Bash Shell
12 30 (3.63%) Perl
13 22 (2.66%) PHP
14 20 (2.42%) Go
15 13 (1.57%) Embedded C
16 10 (1.21%) MATLAB
17 8 (0.97%) VBA
18 6 (0.73%) TypeScript
19 5 (0.60%) PL/SQL
19 5 (0.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (6.17%) Degree
2 22 (2.66%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.42%) PhD
4 17 (2.06%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.24%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.23%) QA
2 3 (0.36%) MiFID
3 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.24%) GCP
4 1 (0.12%) EMIR
4 1 (0.12%) SDET
4 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 50 (6.05%) Docker
2 10 (1.21%) HDFS
3 6 (0.73%) NFS
4 4 (0.48%) LXC
5 3 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.12%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.12%) Varnish
6 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 31 (3.75%) Ansible
2 13 (1.57%) Puppet
3 10 (1.21%) SELinux
4 9 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.85%) Oozie
6 5 (0.60%) Terraform
7 3 (0.36%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.24%) Control-M
8 2 (0.24%) Pingdom
9 1 (0.12%) Kibana
9 1 (0.12%) logstash
9 1 (0.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 28 (3.39%) Oracle
2 27 (3.26%) Bloomberg
3 23 (2.78%) Red Hat
4 22 (2.66%) Reuters
5 19 (2.30%) Google
6 15 (1.81%) Cloudera
7 10 (1.21%) Microsoft
8 9 (1.09%) ESRI
8 9 (1.09%) Sybase
9 7 (0.85%) SaltStack
10 6 (0.73%) Splunk
11 4 (0.48%) Facebook
11 4 (0.48%) FactSet
11 4 (0.48%) SAP
11 4 (0.48%) Twitter
11 4 (0.48%) VMware
12 3 (0.36%) Apigee
12 3 (0.36%) Perforce
12 3 (0.36%) Tableau
13 2 (0.24%) Sitecore
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