The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Python Developer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 375 368
Rank change year-on-year +161 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 550 302 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 0.56% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.59% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 220 232
Median daily rate £500 £450 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.09% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 June 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 +140 520 £495 +10.00% 133
London +81 363 £525 +5.00% 94
City of London +44 72 £619 +42.24% 19
South East +54 54 £425 +9.67% 11
South West +32 37 £400 +14.28% 7
Surrey +37 30 £425 +30.76% 1
Yorkshire +33 26 £400 +6.66% 5
Leeds +24 26 £400 +6.66% 1
West Yorkshire +20 26 £400 +6.66% 3
Redhill - 25 £425 -
Devon - 20 £400 - 1
Wales +13 18 £550 -
South Wales +13 17 £550 -
Oxfordshire +8 15 £356 +4.77% 4
Bristol +10 14 £425 - 3
East of England +2 14 £419 -7.45% 8
Plymouth - 14 £400 -
Newport - 13 £550 -
Scotland +37 11 £500 +43.88% 3
North West +23 11 £413 +21.32% 6
West Midlands +29 10 £475 - 2
Edinburgh +26 10 £500 +31.14% 2
Oxford +5 8 £356 - 3
Cambridgeshire -1 8 £463 +2.20% 8
West Sussex - 8 £450 -
Cambridge +3 6 £463 +15.62% 7
Birmingham - 6 £475 - 2
Gatwick - 5 - -
East Midlands -3 4 £436 -
Suffolk - 4 £381 -

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1013 (100.00%) Python
2 414 (40.87%) Agile Software Development
3 298 (29.42%) Django
4 241 (23.79%) SQL
5 234 (23.10%) JavaScript
6 201 (19.84%) Finance
7 192 (18.95%) Java
8 183 (18.07%) Linux
9 166 (16.39%) TDD
10 150 (14.81%) Flask
11 141 (13.92%) Banking
12 134 (13.23%) PostgreSQL
12 134 (13.23%) HTML
13 120 (11.85%) Web Development
14 117 (11.55%) Relational Database
15 113 (11.15%) Git (software)
15 113 (11.15%) CSS
16 108 (10.66%) DevOps
17 99 (9.77%) OO
18 98 (9.67%) MySQL
19 96 (9.48%) Unix
20 93 (9.18%) C++
20 93 (9.18%) Node.js
20 93 (9.18%) Big Data
21 90 (8.88%) Investment Banking
22 89 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
23 87 (8.59%) Front Office
24 86 (8.49%) Analytics
25 85 (8.39%) REST
26 84 (8.29%) Oracle

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 54 (5.33%) Apache Spark
2 40 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
3 32 (3.16%) Apache
4 27 (2.67%) Cloud Foundry
5 17 (1.68%) CMS
6 12 (1.18%) Confluence
7 10 (0.99%) nginx
8 9 (0.89%) Jupyter
9 7 (0.69%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
10 6 (0.59%) SAS
11 5 (0.49%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.49%) Tornado
12 4 (0.39%) DataSynapse
13 3 (0.30%) GeoServer
14 2 (0.20%) IIS
14 2 (0.20%) Luigi
14 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (2.76%) Spreadsheet
2 27 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.099%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 8 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.39%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 72 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.07%) PaaS
3 17 (1.68%) GitHub
3 17 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.99%) Heroku
5 5 (0.49%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.49%) IaaS
5 5 (0.49%) Responsys
6 4 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.30%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.30%) SaaS
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.099%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.099%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.68%) HTTP
2 13 (1.28%) TCP/IP
3 10 (0.99%) Internet
4 7 (0.69%) Skype
5 6 (0.59%) DHCP
5 6 (0.59%) DNS
5 6 (0.59%) ICMP
5 6 (0.59%) SSH
6 2 (0.20%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.20%) SMS
6 2 (0.20%) SSL
7 1 (0.099%) FIX Connectivity
7 1 (0.099%) SNMP
7 1 (0.099%) Wireless
7 1 (0.099%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (13.23%) PostgreSQL
2 117 (11.55%) Relational Database
3 98 (9.67%) MySQL
4 93 (9.18%) Big Data
5 72 (7.11%) NoSQL
6 69 (6.81%) Hadoop
7 58 (5.73%) MongoDB
8 52 (5.13%) SQL Server
9 23 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 21 (2.07%) RDBMS
10 21 (2.07%) Redis
11 19 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (1.18%) Apache Hive
12 12 (1.18%) HBase
13 9 (0.89%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.79%) Power BI
15 7 (0.69%) Blockchain
15 7 (0.69%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.59%) Couchbase
16 6 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 113 (11.15%) Git (software)
2 57 (5.63%) Jenkins
3 45 (4.44%) JIRA
4 20 (1.97%) Selenium
5 17 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (1.48%) Bitbucket
7 13 (1.28%) Subversion
8 12 (1.18%) Vagrant
9 9 (0.89%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.49%) Gradle
11 5 (0.49%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (0.49%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.49%) Travis CI
12 4 (0.39%) Bower
12 4 (0.39%) GoCD
12 4 (0.39%) RSpec
13 3 (0.30%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.30%) JBehave
13 3 (0.30%) Mockito
General
1 201 (19.84%) Finance
2 141 (13.92%) Banking
3 90 (8.88%) Investment Banking
4 87 (8.59%) Front Office
5 34 (3.36%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.07%) Electronics
7 14 (1.38%) Billing
8 13 (1.28%) Games
9 9 (0.89%) Marketing
9 9 (0.89%) Retail
10 8 (0.79%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.20%) Back Office
12 2 (0.20%) Law
12 2 (0.20%) Legal
12 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.099%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.099%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (29.42%) Django
2 150 (14.81%) Flask
3 134 (13.23%) HTML
4 113 (11.15%) CSS
5 93 (9.18%) Node.js
6 85 (8.39%) REST
7 83 (8.19%) Web Services
8 69 (6.81%) AngularJS
9 53 (5.23%) RESTful
10 47 (4.64%) Pandas
11 43 (4.24%) XML
12 42 (4.15%) jQuery
13 41 (4.05%) NumPy
13 41 (4.05%) RabbitMQ
14 40 (3.95%) HTML5
15 39 (3.85%) JSON
16 35 (3.46%) .NET
17 27 (2.67%) OAuth2
18 21 (2.07%) SQLAlchemy
19 20 (1.97%) Celery
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 50 (4.94%) Fixed Income
4 48 (4.74%) Derivative
5 46 (4.54%) Greenfield Project
6 44 (4.34%) Computer Science
7 36 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
8 31 (3.06%) Algorithms
9 21 (2.07%) Data Structures
9 21 (2.07%) User Experience
10 18 (1.78%) Market Risk
11 16 (1.58%) Fintech
12 15 (1.48%) Mobile App
13 14 (1.38%) Equities
14 13 (1.28%) STB
15 11 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
16 9 (0.89%) Credit Risk
16 9 (0.89%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 9 (0.89%) Swaptions
17 8 (0.79%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 183 (18.07%) Linux
2 96 (9.48%) Unix
3 40 (3.95%) Windows
4 15 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (1.48%) Ubuntu
5 13 (1.28%) Mac OS
6 10 (0.99%) CentOS
7 8 (0.79%) Android
7 8 (0.79%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.69%) Solaris
9 6 (0.59%) Debian
10 5 (0.49%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.099%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.099%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 414 (40.87%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (16.39%) TDD
3 120 (11.85%) Web Development
4 108 (10.66%) DevOps
5 99 (9.77%) OO
6 89 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
7 86 (8.49%) Analytics
8 81 (8.00%) Test Automation
9 70 (6.91%) Scrum
10 65 (6.42%) Microservices
11 62 (6.12%) BDD
12 50 (4.94%) Software Engineering
13 48 (4.74%) Mathematics
14 47 (4.64%) Open Source
15 46 (4.54%) OOP
16 44 (4.34%) Pair Programming
17 41 (4.05%) Machine Learning
18 40 (3.95%) Front End Development
19 37 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
20 36 (3.55%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1013 (100.00%) Python
2 241 (23.79%) SQL
3 234 (23.10%) JavaScript
4 192 (18.95%) Java
5 93 (9.18%) C++
6 64 (6.32%) C#
7 55 (5.43%) Scala
8 44 (4.34%) R
9 40 (3.95%) Go
10 36 (3.55%) Ruby
11 33 (3.26%) C
12 30 (2.96%) PHP
13 24 (2.37%) Perl
14 20 (1.97%) VBA
15 14 (1.38%) Bash Shell
16 13 (1.28%) Embedded C
17 6 (0.59%) MATLAB
17 6 (0.59%) TypeScript
18 5 (0.49%) PL/SQL
19 4 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (6.02%) Degree
2 38 (3.75%) Security Cleared
3 27 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.68%) PhD
5 16 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.30%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.20%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.20%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.099%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.47%) QA
2 13 (1.28%) MiFID
3 5 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.20%) EMIR
System Software
1 74 (7.31%) Docker
2 11 (1.09%) HDFS
3 6 (0.59%) NFS
4 4 (0.39%) LXC
4 4 (0.39%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.099%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 32 (3.16%) Ansible
2 18 (1.78%) Kubernetes
3 14 (1.38%) logstash
3 14 (1.38%) Terraform
4 12 (1.18%) Puppet
5 11 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.69%) Kibana
7 6 (0.59%) Oozie
7 6 (0.59%) SELinux
8 3 (0.30%) Control-M
8 3 (0.30%) Grafana
9 2 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.099%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 84 (8.29%) Oracle
2 33 (3.26%) Microsoft
3 22 (2.17%) Bloomberg
4 16 (1.58%) Reuters
5 14 (1.38%) Cloudera
5 14 (1.38%) Red Hat
6 9 (0.89%) SaltStack
7 8 (0.79%) SAP
8 7 (0.69%) Google
9 6 (0.59%) Apple
9 6 (0.59%) Splunk
10 5 (0.49%) Sybase
10 5 (0.49%) Tableau
11 4 (0.39%) AppDynamics
11 4 (0.39%) FactSet
12 3 (0.30%) ESRI
13 2 (0.20%) Facebook
13 2 (0.20%) Hortonworks
13 2 (0.20%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.20%) Sun
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