Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 226 383
Rank change year-on-year 0 +157 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 1,283 1,060 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.11% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.17% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 802 487
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +14.71% -5.56%
10th Percentile £361 £363 £313
90th Percentile £667 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 8
UK median hourly rate £8.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.22% +12.50% -5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -82.22% +5.88% -

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 98,147 90,386 104,656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.93% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,297 58,570 68,073
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,163 2,922 3,150
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% -1.59% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.38
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

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 July 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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 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 +9 1,186 £500 +2.56% 293
London -14 789 £525 - 194
UK excluding London +52 478 £425 - 113
North of England +55 179 £425 +6.25% 17
South East +41 133 £513 +20.59% 37
North West +44 91 £400 +6.67% 10
Yorkshire +1 82 £450 +12.50% 7
Scotland -14 59 £425 -7.86% 9
Midlands +8 32 £425 -5.56% 11
South West -18 30 £320 -24.71% 9
West Midlands +4 29 £425 -5.56% 10
Wales -11 28 £450 -10.00% 5
East of England -21 16 £425 +6.25% 25
North East +3 6 £373 -
East Midlands -3 3 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £432 -

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 1,283 (100.00%) Python
2 405 (31.57%) Django
3 373 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
4 369 (28.76%) JavaScript
5 335 (26.11%) Linux
6 313 (24.40%) SQL
7 266 (20.73%) Finance
8 258 (20.11%) Git (software)
9 245 (19.10%) Continuous Integration
10 240 (18.71%) HTML
11 211 (16.45%) REST
12 210 (16.37%) CSS
13 209 (16.29%) Jenkins
14 208 (16.21%) Java
15 204 (15.90%) TDD
16 188 (14.65%) PostgreSQL
17 184 (14.34%) Relational Database
18 172 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
19 170 (13.25%) Oracle
20 169 (13.17%) Web Services
21 153 (11.93%) Docker
22 144 (11.22%) Web Development
23 133 (10.37%) Flask
24 130 (10.13%) Banking
25 129 (10.05%) C++
26 126 (9.82%) React
27 118 (9.20%) OO
28 107 (8.34%) Front Office
29 105 (8.18%) Workflow
30 97 (7.56%) DevOps

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 72 (5.61%) Apache Spark
2 61 (4.75%) Elasticsearch
3 41 (3.20%) Apache
4 38 (2.96%) CMS
5 28 (2.18%) Confluence
6 22 (1.71%) nginx
7 18 (1.40%) Apache Airflow
8 16 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
8 16 (1.25%) Jupyter
9 12 (0.94%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.78%) Apache Solr
10 10 (0.78%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.39%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.31%) DataSynapse
13 4 (0.31%) Luigi
14 3 (0.23%) Gunicorn
14 3 (0.23%) Kentico
14 3 (0.23%) Tornado
15 2 (0.16%) Ethereum
Applications
1 20 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.078%) HipChat
4 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 172 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (3.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (2.88%) GitHub
4 32 (2.49%) Serverless
5 28 (2.18%) AWS Lambda
5 28 (2.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (1.33%) IaaS
7 12 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.70%) PaaS
10 8 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
10 8 (0.62%) OpenShift
11 7 (0.55%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.47%) NuGet
13 5 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.39%) Slack
14 4 (0.31%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.31%) SaaS
14 4 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.16%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.01%) HTTP
2 7 (0.55%) AMQP
3 6 (0.47%) Internet
4 5 (0.39%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.31%) Junos
5 4 (0.31%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.23%) MQTT
6 3 (0.23%) SSH
7 2 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.16%) OpenFlow
7 2 (0.16%) SMS
7 2 (0.16%) VLAN
8 1 (0.078%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.078%) DHCP
8 1 (0.078%) FIX Connectivity
8 1 (0.078%) FTP
8 1 (0.078%) Multicast
8 1 (0.078%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.078%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.078%) Wideband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (14.65%) PostgreSQL
2 184 (14.34%) Relational Database
3 95 (7.40%) Redis
4 85 (6.63%) Big Data
5 84 (6.55%) MySQL
6 73 (5.69%) NoSQL
7 50 (3.90%) SQL Server
8 46 (3.59%) MongoDB
9 44 (3.43%) Hadoop
10 41 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
11 31 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
12 20 (1.56%) Riak
13 16 (1.25%) Data Mining
13 16 (1.25%) RDBMS
14 15 (1.17%) KDB
15 12 (0.94%) DB2
16 10 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 10 (0.78%) Blockchain
17 9 (0.70%) Data Lake
18 8 (0.62%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 258 (20.11%) Git (software)
2 209 (16.29%) Jenkins
3 69 (5.38%) JIRA
4 45 (3.51%) Subversion
5 24 (1.87%) TeamCity
6 16 (1.25%) Vagrant
7 14 (1.09%) Mercurial
7 14 (1.09%) Selenium
7 14 (1.09%) Visual Studio
8 13 (1.01%) Bitbucket
8 13 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
8 13 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.78%) Cucumber
9 10 (0.78%) Jasmine
10 8 (0.62%) IntelliJ
10 8 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
11 7 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.47%) gulp
12 6 (0.47%) Karma Test Runner
12 6 (0.47%) MSBuild
General
1 266 (20.73%) Finance
2 130 (10.13%) Banking
3 107 (8.34%) Front Office
4 45 (3.51%) Investment Banking
5 26 (2.03%) Retail
6 24 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 10 (0.78%) Financial Institution
7 10 (0.78%) Marketing
8 7 (0.55%) Advertising
9 5 (0.39%) Publishing
10 4 (0.31%) Back Office
10 4 (0.31%) Games
10 4 (0.31%) Law
11 2 (0.16%) French Language
11 2 (0.16%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.078%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.078%) Automotive
12 1 (0.078%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.078%) Legal
12 1 (0.078%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 405 (31.57%) Django
2 240 (18.71%) HTML
3 211 (16.45%) REST
4 210 (16.37%) CSS
5 169 (13.17%) Web Services
6 133 (10.37%) Flask
7 126 (9.82%) React
8 92 (7.17%) AngularJS
9 79 (6.16%) Pandas
10 76 (5.92%) NumPy
11 56 (4.36%) HTML5
12 50 (3.90%) Kafka
13 48 (3.74%) Node.js
13 48 (3.74%) RESTful
14 47 (3.66%) XML
15 45 (3.51%) jQuery
15 45 (3.51%) SciPy
16 44 (3.43%) JSON
17 33 (2.57%) CSS3
18 32 (2.49%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 82 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (5.92%) Algorithms
3 72 (5.61%) Greenfield Project
4 64 (4.99%) Computer Science
5 61 (4.75%) Derivative
6 51 (3.98%) Data Structures
7 39 (3.04%) Fixed Income
8 31 (2.42%) Hedge funds
9 28 (2.18%) User Experience
10 25 (1.95%) Fintech
11 21 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 18 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
13 18 (1.40%) Mobile App
14 16 (1.25%) Robotics
15 14 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
16 13 (1.01%) Equities
16 13 (1.01%) Smart Home
17 12 (0.94%) iPad
18 10 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 335 (26.11%) Linux
2 76 (5.92%) Unix
3 35 (2.73%) Windows
4 21 (1.64%) Ubuntu
5 13 (1.01%) Android
6 10 (0.78%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.62%) CentOS
8 5 (0.39%) Debian
9 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.23%) Solaris
9 3 (0.23%) VMS
10 1 (0.078%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.078%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (19.10%) Continuous Integration
3 204 (15.90%) TDD
4 144 (11.22%) Web Development
5 118 (9.20%) OO
6 105 (8.18%) Workflow
7 97 (7.56%) DevOps
8 94 (7.33%) Software Engineering
9 92 (7.17%) Machine Learning
10 91 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
11 87 (6.78%) Microservices
12 86 (6.70%) Analytics
13 83 (6.47%) SDLC
14 82 (6.39%) Scrum
15 66 (5.14%) Data Science
16 60 (4.68%) Test Automation
17 52 (4.05%) Unit Testing
18 51 (3.98%) Configuration Management
18 51 (3.98%) Open Source
19 50 (3.90%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,283 (100.00%) Python
2 369 (28.76%) JavaScript
3 313 (24.40%) SQL
4 208 (16.21%) Java
5 129 (10.05%) C++
6 76 (5.92%) C#
7 58 (4.52%) Go
7 58 (4.52%) Perl
8 40 (3.12%) C
8 40 (3.12%) Scala
9 35 (2.73%) PHP
10 33 (2.57%) Shell Script
11 32 (2.49%) Bash Shell
11 32 (2.49%) R
12 28 (2.18%) Ruby
13 23 (1.79%) Haskell
14 18 (1.40%) VBA
15 12 (0.94%) ES6
16 5 (0.39%) Groovy
16 5 (0.39%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 69 (5.38%) Degree
2 22 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (1.40%) Security Cleared
4 15 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (0.78%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.62%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.16%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.078%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.078%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.078%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.078%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.48%) GCP
2 12 (0.94%) SLA
3 11 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.86%) QA
4 8 (0.62%) PMO
5 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.16%) EMIR
6 1 (0.078%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.078%) GDPR
6 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.078%) MiFID
6 1 (0.078%) MISRA
System Software
1 153 (11.93%) Docker
2 6 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.16%) Varnish
3 2 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.078%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.078%) Ceph
4 1 (0.078%) etcd
4 1 (0.078%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 95 (7.40%) Ansible
2 49 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
2 49 (3.82%) Puppet
3 31 (2.42%) Kubernetes
4 30 (2.34%) Terraform
5 29 (2.26%) Salt
6 8 (0.62%) CFEngine
6 8 (0.62%) Oozie
7 4 (0.31%) Grafana
8 3 (0.23%) QRadar
9 2 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.16%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.16%) Kibana
9 2 (0.16%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.16%) SELinux
10 1 (0.078%) Consul
10 1 (0.078%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.078%) logstash
10 1 (0.078%) Mesos
10 1 (0.078%) Packer
Vendors
1 170 (13.25%) Oracle
2 37 (2.88%) Google
2 37 (2.88%) Sybase
3 13 (1.01%) Microsoft
4 11 (0.86%) Splunk
4 11 (0.86%) Tableau
5 10 (0.78%) SAP
6 9 (0.70%) Capita
6 9 (0.70%) IBM
6 9 (0.70%) SaltStack
7 8 (0.62%) Cloudera
8 7 (0.55%) Perforce
9 6 (0.47%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.47%) Cisco
9 6 (0.47%) DevExpress
10 5 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.31%) Juniper
11 4 (0.31%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.23%) F5
12 3 (0.23%) Red Hat