Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 245 362
Rank change year-on-year +18 +117 +78
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 1,258 1,056 720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.07% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.13% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 920 800 525
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £363 £363 £313
90th Percentile £675 £651 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 7
UK median hourly rate £12.25 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.78% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £8.00 £16.64 £28.50
90th Percentile £47.55 £59.20 £53.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -82.22% +12.50% -

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 97,377 93,786 102,104
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.92% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,913 61,292 66,691
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,178 2,813 3,183
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.30
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year -2.78% -3.36% +6.43%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +18 1,164 £513 +2.50% 291
London +7 813 £538 - 184
UK excluding London +37 432 £425 - 116
North of England +60 165 £425 +2.72% 31
South East +5 118 £481 +13.24% 51
North West +47 89 £400 -3.03% 14
Yorkshire +15 71 £450 +8.43% 14
Scotland +13 71 £425 - 8
South West -27 30 £431 +7.81% 6
Midlands -14 22 £425 -2.58% 3
West Midlands -17 20 £425 +6.25% 2
East of England -15 13 £438 +4.48% 16
Wales -43 13 £375 -16.67% 1
North East -8 5 £370 -17.78% 3
East Midlands +6 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £432 -

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 1,258 (100.00%) Python
2 373 (29.65%) Agile Software Development
3 369 (29.33%) Django
4 322 (25.60%) Finance
5 319 (25.36%) JavaScript
6 293 (23.29%) Linux
7 286 (22.73%) SQL
8 232 (18.44%) Continuous Integration
9 218 (17.33%) Git (software)
10 205 (16.30%) Java
11 203 (16.14%) HTML
12 190 (15.10%) TDD
13 180 (14.31%) Jenkins
14 177 (14.07%) REST
15 172 (13.67%) CSS
16 161 (12.80%) Relational Database
17 160 (12.72%) Amazon AWS
18 158 (12.56%) Oracle
19 154 (12.24%) Banking
20 147 (11.69%) Docker
21 145 (11.53%) Web Services
22 135 (10.73%) PostgreSQL
23 134 (10.65%) Web Development
24 123 (9.78%) OO
25 121 (9.62%) C++
26 116 (9.22%) Flask
27 109 (8.66%) React
28 107 (8.51%) Pandas
29 104 (8.27%) DevOps
30 102 (8.11%) NumPy

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 89 (7.07%) Elasticsearch
2 87 (6.92%) Apache Spark
3 48 (3.82%) Apache
4 29 (2.31%) CMS
5 23 (1.83%) nginx
6 22 (1.75%) Confluence
7 19 (1.51%) Cloud Foundry
8 15 (1.19%) Apache Solr
9 14 (1.11%) Apache Airflow
10 9 (0.72%) Jupyter
10 9 (0.72%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.48%) Apache Pig
11 6 (0.48%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.40%) Tornado
13 4 (0.32%) Gunicorn
13 4 (0.32%) JBoss
13 4 (0.32%) WordPress
14 3 (0.24%) IPython
14 3 (0.24%) Luigi
14 3 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 24 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.24%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.079%) HipChat
3 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 160 (12.72%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (3.02%) GitHub
4 34 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 29 (2.31%) Serverless
6 26 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
7 16 (1.27%) OpenShift
8 12 (0.95%) PaaS
9 11 (0.87%) IaaS
10 9 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.56%) Google App Engine
12 6 (0.48%) NuGet
13 5 (0.40%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.40%) SaaS
14 4 (0.32%) Slack
14 4 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.24%) AdWords
15 3 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.11%) HTTP
2 12 (0.95%) Internet
3 8 (0.64%) AMQP
4 7 (0.56%) Intranet
4 7 (0.56%) SSL
4 7 (0.56%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.40%) DNS
5 5 (0.40%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.32%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.24%) MQTT
7 3 (0.24%) SNMP
7 3 (0.24%) SSH
8 2 (0.16%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.16%) Junos
8 2 (0.16%) OpenFlow
9 1 (0.079%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.079%) DHCP
9 1 (0.079%) Multicast
9 1 (0.079%) SMS
9 1 (0.079%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (12.80%) Relational Database
2 135 (10.73%) PostgreSQL
3 88 (7.00%) NoSQL
4 85 (6.76%) Redis
5 84 (6.68%) Big Data
6 70 (5.56%) MySQL
7 51 (4.05%) SQL Server
8 50 (3.97%) Hadoop
9 49 (3.90%) MongoDB
10 33 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 30 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
12 25 (1.99%) Riak
13 20 (1.59%) RDBMS
14 17 (1.35%) KDB
15 14 (1.11%) Data Mining
16 13 (1.03%) CouchDB
16 13 (1.03%) GIS
17 12 (0.95%) Apache Hive
17 12 (0.95%) DB2
18 9 (0.72%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 218 (17.33%) Git (software)
2 180 (14.31%) Jenkins
3 51 (4.05%) JIRA
4 43 (3.42%) TeamCity
5 38 (3.02%) Subversion
6 18 (1.43%) Selenium
7 15 (1.19%) Vagrant
8 12 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (0.87%) Mercurial
10 10 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (0.64%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.64%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.64%) Jasmine
12 7 (0.56%) GitLab
12 7 (0.56%) MSBuild
12 7 (0.56%) Visual Studio
13 6 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.48%) Karma Test Runner
13 6 (0.48%) Robot Framework
14 5 (0.40%) Gatling
General
1 322 (25.60%) Finance
2 154 (12.24%) Banking
3 97 (7.71%) Front Office
4 50 (3.97%) Investment Banking
5 24 (1.91%) Retail
6 22 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 12 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 11 (0.87%) Marketing
9 9 (0.72%) Advertising
10 7 (0.56%) Back Office
11 6 (0.48%) Games
11 6 (0.48%) Law
12 5 (0.40%) Legal
13 3 (0.24%) French Language
13 3 (0.24%) Prime Brokerage
14 2 (0.16%) Arabic Language
14 2 (0.16%) German Language
15 1 (0.079%) Billing
15 1 (0.079%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.079%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (29.33%) Django
2 203 (16.14%) HTML
3 177 (14.07%) REST
4 172 (13.67%) CSS
5 145 (11.53%) Web Services
6 116 (9.22%) Flask
7 109 (8.66%) React
8 107 (8.51%) Pandas
9 102 (8.11%) NumPy
10 87 (6.92%) AngularJS
11 58 (4.61%) PySpark
12 53 (4.21%) Node.js
13 45 (3.58%) HTML5
14 42 (3.34%) Kafka
15 38 (3.02%) RESTful
16 35 (2.78%) SciPy
17 31 (2.46%) CSS3
17 31 (2.46%) SQLAlchemy
18 30 (2.38%) jQuery
18 30 (2.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 73 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
1 73 (5.80%) Derivative
2 70 (5.56%) Algorithms
3 69 (5.48%) Computer Science
4 63 (5.01%) Greenfield Project
5 60 (4.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 56 (4.45%) Data Structures
7 37 (2.94%) Fixed Income
8 32 (2.54%) Hedge funds
9 24 (1.91%) Fintech
10 20 (1.59%) User Experience
11 18 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (1.19%) Equities
12 15 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
13 14 (1.11%) Mobile App
13 14 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
14 12 (0.95%) iPad
14 12 (0.95%) NHS
14 12 (0.95%) Smart Home
15 10 (0.79%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 293 (23.29%) Linux
2 71 (5.64%) Unix
3 32 (2.54%) Windows
4 19 (1.51%) Ubuntu
5 9 (0.72%) Android
6 7 (0.56%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.48%) Solaris
8 5 (0.40%) CentOS
9 4 (0.32%) Debian
9 4 (0.32%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.32%) SUSE
9 4 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.24%) VMS
11 1 (0.079%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (29.65%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (18.44%) Continuous Integration
3 190 (15.10%) TDD
4 134 (10.65%) Web Development
5 123 (9.78%) OO
6 104 (8.27%) DevOps
7 101 (8.03%) Microservices
8 92 (7.31%) SDLC
9 90 (7.15%) Software Engineering
10 82 (6.52%) Machine Learning
11 80 (6.36%) Scrum
11 80 (6.36%) Workflow
12 77 (6.12%) Analytics
12 77 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
13 65 (5.17%) Open Source
14 62 (4.93%) Data Science
15 57 (4.53%) Test Automation
16 53 (4.21%) Artificial Intelligence
16 53 (4.21%) OOD
17 51 (4.05%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,258 (100.00%) Python
2 319 (25.36%) JavaScript
3 286 (22.73%) SQL
4 205 (16.30%) Java
5 121 (9.62%) C++
6 69 (5.48%) C#
7 60 (4.77%) Perl
8 42 (3.34%) C
8 42 (3.34%) Go
9 34 (2.70%) Scala
10 31 (2.46%) Bash Shell
11 30 (2.38%) PHP
11 30 (2.38%) Shell Script
12 29 (2.31%) R
13 25 (1.99%) Ruby
14 24 (1.91%) VBA
15 12 (0.95%) ES6
16 10 (0.79%) Groovy
16 10 (0.79%) MATLAB
17 7 (0.56%) Cython
Qualifications
1 75 (5.96%) Degree
2 30 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (1.27%) Security Cleared
4 12 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (0.87%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.64%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.16%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.079%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.079%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.079%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.079%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.27%) GCP
2 12 (0.95%) SLA
3 8 (0.64%) QA
4 7 (0.56%) PMO
5 6 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.40%) EMIR
7 4 (0.32%) MiFID
8 3 (0.24%) GDPR
9 1 (0.079%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.079%) MISRA
System Software
1 147 (11.69%) Docker
2 6 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.16%) HDFS
3 2 (0.16%) Varnish
3 2 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.079%) Ceph
4 1 (0.079%) etcd
4 1 (0.079%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 92 (7.31%) Ansible
2 41 (3.26%) Kubernetes
3 36 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (2.70%) Puppet
5 33 (2.62%) Terraform
6 21 (1.67%) Salt
7 9 (0.72%) CFEngine
8 6 (0.48%) Kibana
9 5 (0.40%) Grafana
9 5 (0.40%) logstash
9 5 (0.40%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.24%) Oozie
11 2 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.16%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.16%) SELinux
12 1 (0.079%) Consul
12 1 (0.079%) Mesos
12 1 (0.079%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 1 (0.079%) Packer
Vendors
1 158 (12.56%) Oracle
2 39 (3.10%) Google
3 36 (2.86%) Splunk
4 31 (2.46%) Sybase
5 15 (1.19%) Tableau
6 12 (0.95%) Microsoft
7 11 (0.87%) Capita
8 10 (0.79%) Cisco
8 10 (0.79%) SAP
9 8 (0.64%) IBM
9 8 (0.64%) Perforce
10 7 (0.56%) F5
11 6 (0.48%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.40%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.40%) Juniper
12 5 (0.40%) SaltStack
13 4 (0.32%) Cloudera
13 4 (0.32%) DevExpress
14 3 (0.24%) VMware