Period
to 18 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 194 145 196
Rank change year-on-year -49 +51 +51
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 1,196 576 1,231
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.87% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 2.02% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 434 933
10th Percentile £413 £363 £413
25th Percentile £475 £452 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £538
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +2.33% +7.50%
75th Percentile £700 £650 £625
90th Percentile £750 £763 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
10th Percentile £24.90 " £12.95
25th Percentile £25.13 " £25.63
Median hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year -14.17% -25.00% -5.88%
75th Percentile £26.63 £43.75 £48.75
90th Percentile £26.85 £59.50 £56.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -29.41% -

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 78,189 28,483 80,060
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.23% 92.29% 94.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,362 19,210 53,591
10th Percentile £300 £263 £259
25th Percentile £406 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £569
90th Percentile £700 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,068 921 2,710
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.50 £14.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate £19.93 £22.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.43% +15.79% +8.57%
75th Percentile £45.00 £43.75 £43.25
90th Percentile £62.25 £53.75 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -10.26% +11.43% -

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 18 October 2021.

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
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 18 October 2021. 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 -53 998 £575 - 310
London -51 764 £600 +4.35% 232
Work from Home -87 321 £550 +8.91% 78
UK excluding London -32 228 £475 +5.56% 87
South West +1 60 £490 -2.97% 12
North of England -49 59 £475 +8.57% 14
Yorkshire -28 45 £475 +4.11% 9
Scotland -39 40 £475 +26.67% 10
South East -66 39 £488 +34.48% 17
North West -52 14 £540 +80.00% 4
West Midlands -56 11 £400 - 8
Midlands -70 11 £400 -17.95% 13
Wales -22 8 £450 - 1
East of England -48 8 £500 -0.99% 20
Northern Ireland - 3 £475 -

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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 1,196 (100.00%) Python
2 414 (34.62%) SQL
3 397 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
3 397 (33.19%) AWS
4 393 (32.86%) Finance
5 312 (26.09%) JavaScript
6 244 (20.40%) Software Engineering
7 234 (19.57%) Django
8 201 (16.81%) React
9 196 (16.39%) Azure
10 194 (16.22%) DevOps
11 193 (16.14%) Java
12 185 (15.47%) Social Skills
13 181 (15.13%) Linux
13 181 (15.13%) AngularJS
13 181 (15.13%) Docker
14 176 (14.72%) Full Stack Development
15 174 (14.55%) Flask
16 159 (13.29%) Pandas
17 152 (12.71%) Front Office
18 145 (12.12%) Serverless
19 137 (11.45%) Git (software)
20 133 (11.12%) NumPy
21 132 (11.04%) Banking
22 131 (10.95%) Microservices
23 130 (10.87%) Analytics
24 125 (10.45%) HTML
25 122 (10.20%) Web Services
26 119 (9.95%) Derivative
27 118 (9.87%) TDD

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 47 (3.93%) Apache
2 30 (2.51%) Apache Airflow
3 28 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (1.67%) Confluence
5 18 (1.51%) DataSynapse
6 16 (1.34%) nginx
7 15 (1.25%) Apache Spark
8 14 (1.17%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.92%) CMS
10 10 (0.84%) Jupyter
11 9 (0.75%) Gunicorn
12 5 (0.42%) Tornado
13 4 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.25%) Ethereum
14 3 (0.25%) GemFire
14 3 (0.25%) Headless CMS
14 3 (0.25%) SAS
15 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
16 1 (0.084%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 28 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.75%) Blender
3 6 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.25%) GIMP
4 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.084%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.084%) LaTeX
5 1 (0.084%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.42%) FINCAD Analytics
2 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 397 (33.19%) AWS
2 196 (16.39%) Azure
3 145 (12.12%) Serverless
4 116 (9.70%) AWS Lambda
5 99 (8.28%) GCP
6 68 (5.69%) Amazon S3
7 62 (5.18%) Amazon EC2
8 30 (2.51%) GitHub
9 24 (2.01%) Power Platform
10 16 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
11 14 (1.17%) SaaS
12 12 (1.00%) Azure Functions
13 10 (0.84%) Amazon Kinesis
14 9 (0.75%) Amazon ECS
14 9 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
15 8 (0.67%) PaaS
16 6 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (0.50%) IaaS
16 6 (0.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.18%) HTTP
2 8 (0.67%) BGP
3 6 (0.50%) Wireless
4 5 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.33%) Bluetooth
5 4 (0.33%) DNS
5 4 (0.33%) VLAN
5 4 (0.33%) VPN
5 4 (0.33%) VXLAN
5 4 (0.33%) ZigBee
6 3 (0.25%) DHCP
6 3 (0.25%) DSL
6 3 (0.25%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.25%) IPv4
6 3 (0.25%) IPv6
6 3 (0.25%) MQTT
7 2 (0.17%) Broadband
7 2 (0.17%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.17%) Modbus
8 1 (0.084%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (9.20%) PostgreSQL
2 86 (7.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 83 (6.94%) Relational Database
4 43 (3.60%) SQL Server
5 42 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
6 36 (3.01%) Apache Ignite
7 34 (2.84%) MongoDB
8 28 (2.34%) Amazon Athena
8 28 (2.34%) Big Data
9 26 (2.17%) MySQL
10 25 (2.09%) NoSQL
11 24 (2.01%) Power BI
12 18 (1.51%) Hadoop
12 18 (1.51%) RDBMS
13 15 (1.25%) Oracle Database
14 14 (1.17%) Tableau
15 13 (1.09%) Data Lake
16 12 (1.00%) Apache Hive
16 12 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
17 11 (0.92%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 137 (11.45%) Git (software)
2 74 (6.19%) Jenkins
3 72 (6.02%) JIRA
4 32 (2.68%) TeamCity
5 28 (2.34%) Bitbucket
6 27 (2.26%) Subversion
7 25 (2.09%) Visual Studio
8 23 (1.92%) Maven
9 20 (1.67%) Mercurial
10 13 (1.09%) CruiseControl
10 13 (1.09%) GitLab
11 10 (0.84%) JUnit
12 9 (0.75%) git-flow
13 8 (0.67%) Cucumber
13 8 (0.67%) PyCharm
14 7 (0.59%) Artifactory
14 7 (0.59%) Locust
14 7 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
15 6 (0.50%) Hudson
15 6 (0.50%) Jasmine
General
1 393 (32.86%) Finance
2 185 (15.47%) Social Skills
3 152 (12.71%) Front Office
4 132 (11.04%) Banking
5 62 (5.18%) Investment Banking
6 38 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (2.76%) Public Sector
8 16 (1.34%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.34%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.09%) Presentation Skills
10 10 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (0.75%) Back Office
12 8 (0.67%) Retail
13 7 (0.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 7 (0.59%) Law
13 7 (0.59%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.33%) Advertising
15 4 (0.33%) Influencing Skills
16 3 (0.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (19.57%) Django
2 201 (16.81%) React
3 181 (15.13%) AngularJS
4 174 (14.55%) Flask
5 159 (13.29%) Pandas
6 133 (11.12%) NumPy
7 125 (10.45%) HTML
8 122 (10.20%) Web Services
9 105 (8.78%) REST
10 80 (6.69%) CSS
11 79 (6.61%) Vue.js
12 70 (5.85%) RESTful
13 52 (4.35%) HTML5
14 43 (3.60%) pytest
14 43 (3.60%) XML
15 35 (2.93%) GraphQL
16 33 (2.76%) Spring
17 32 (2.68%) CSS3
18 30 (2.51%) Kafka
19 29 (2.42%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 119 (9.95%) Derivative
2 112 (9.36%) Equities
3 86 (7.19%) Fixed Income
4 85 (7.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 45 (3.76%) Greenfield Project
6 40 (3.34%) Data Structures
7 36 (3.01%) Hedge funds
8 35 (2.93%) Data Protection Act
9 27 (2.26%) Market Risk
10 26 (2.17%) Credit Risk
11 22 (1.84%) Algorithms
12 20 (1.67%) Legacy Systems
13 19 (1.59%) Credit Derivative
13 19 (1.59%) User Experience
13 19 (1.59%) Wiki
14 13 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
15 11 (0.92%) NHS
16 10 (0.84%) 3D Graphics
17 9 (0.75%) Cloud Native
17 9 (0.75%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 181 (15.13%) Linux
2 80 (6.69%) Windows
3 22 (1.84%) Unix
4 7 (0.59%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.33%) CentOS
6 3 (0.25%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.17%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.084%) Android
8 1 (0.084%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
2 244 (20.40%) Software Engineering
3 194 (16.22%) DevOps
4 176 (14.72%) Full Stack Development
5 131 (10.95%) Microservices
6 130 (10.87%) Analytics
7 118 (9.87%) TDD
8 117 (9.78%) Test Automation
9 101 (8.44%) Asset Management
10 99 (8.28%) Problem-Solving
11 98 (8.19%) Continuous Integration
12 75 (6.27%) OO
13 73 (6.10%) Scrum
14 66 (5.52%) SDLC
15 63 (5.27%) ETL
16 62 (5.18%) Computer Science
17 58 (4.85%) Data Protection
18 56 (4.68%) Investment Management
19 51 (4.26%) Mathematics
20 49 (4.10%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 1,196 (100.00%) Python
2 414 (34.62%) SQL
3 312 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 193 (16.14%) Java
5 111 (9.28%) C++
6 95 (7.94%) TypeScript
7 57 (4.77%) Kotlin
8 50 (4.18%) Bash Shell
9 41 (3.43%) C#
10 34 (2.84%) PowerShell
11 27 (2.26%) C
12 21 (1.76%) VBA
13 20 (1.67%) R
14 15 (1.25%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.00%) Go
15 12 (1.00%) Perl
16 9 (0.75%) Scala
17 8 (0.67%) PHP
17 8 (0.67%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.50%) Rust
Qualifications
1 41 (3.43%) Security Cleared
2 37 (3.09%) Degree
3 29 (2.42%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (0.59%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.59%) PhD
8 6 (0.50%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.33%) CCNA
9 4 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.084%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.084%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.01%) Accessibility
2 18 (1.51%) QA
3 16 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.50%) EMIR
4 6 (0.50%) MiFID
5 5 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.17%) GRC
6 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.084%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.084%) GDPR
7 1 (0.084%) GxP
7 1 (0.084%) SLA
7 1 (0.084%) WCAG
System Software
1 181 (15.13%) Docker
2 7 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.25%) HDFS
3 3 (0.25%) iptables
3 3 (0.25%) KVM
3 3 (0.25%) Xen
4 2 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.084%) Firmware
5 1 (0.084%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.084%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 115 (9.62%) Kubernetes
2 35 (2.93%) Terraform
3 21 (1.76%) Ansible
4 11 (0.92%) Grafana
5 4 (0.33%) Puppet
6 3 (0.25%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.17%) Consul
7 2 (0.17%) Control-M
7 2 (0.17%) Kibana
7 2 (0.17%) Rancher
7 2 (0.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 1 (0.084%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.084%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.084%) logstash
8 1 (0.084%) vRealize
Vendors
1 72 (6.02%) Oracle
2 41 (3.43%) Google
3 20 (1.67%) Microsoft
4 9 (0.75%) Sybase
5 8 (0.67%) Databricks
6 7 (0.59%) Brio
6 7 (0.59%) Red Hat
6 7 (0.59%) Splunk
7 6 (0.50%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.42%) Cisco
9 4 (0.33%) Alibaba
9 4 (0.33%) IBM
9 4 (0.33%) Juniper
10 3 (0.25%) Cognizant
10 3 (0.25%) New Relic
10 3 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.25%) Spotify
10 3 (0.25%) Teradata
10 3 (0.25%) VMware
11 2 (0.17%) WSO2