Period
to 15 January 2021

The median contractor rate for a Python Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 January 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 168 199 265
Rank change year-on-year +31 +66 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Python Developer 648 978 1,018
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 1.33% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.42% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 768 796
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £356 £400 £372
90th Percentile £700 £694 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -36.11% +16.13%
10th Percentile £25.46 £8.00 £24.88
90th Percentile £70.00 £45.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% -11.11% +16.13%

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 37,759 68,804 94,216
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.36% 93.84% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,514 46,024 63,324
Median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% - -
10th Percentile £256 £238 £267
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,390 2,542 2,759
Median hourly rate £23.20 £18.00 £17.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.86% +1.69% -1.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.99
90th Percentile £57.55 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +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 15 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Python Developer over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Python Developer in the UK

Python Developer
Top 14 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 15 January 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 +43 573 £550 +4.76% 236
London +15 452 £575 +4.55% 153
Work from Home -64 181 £505 +6.32% 53
UK excluding London +63 116 £450 - 95
South West +95 37 £525 +10.53% 13
North of England +93 37 £450 - 19
Yorkshire +42 30 £450 - 10
South East +53 17 £425 -10.53% 20
Midlands +62 12 £425 -17.07% 11
Scotland +29 12 £438 -5.41% 11
North West +70 7 £300 -29.41% 9
East of England +43 7 £505 +26.25% 17
East Midlands +51 6 £425 -5.56% 1
West Midlands +39 6 £388 -26.19% 10

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 648 (100.00%) Python
2 294 (45.37%) AWS
3 247 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
4 229 (35.34%) Finance
5 193 (29.78%) JavaScript
6 191 (29.48%) Software Engineering
7 182 (28.09%) Java
8 173 (26.70%) Front Office
9 147 (22.69%) React
10 146 (22.53%) Web Services
11 135 (20.83%) Derivative
12 134 (20.68%) Fixed Income
13 132 (20.37%) SQL
13 132 (20.37%) Docker
14 128 (19.75%) Azure
15 125 (19.29%) Equities
15 125 (19.29%) Serverless
16 119 (18.36%) AWS Lambda
17 113 (17.44%) DevOps
18 111 (17.13%) AngularJS
19 103 (15.90%) Asset Management
20 101 (15.59%) Django
21 99 (15.28%) Vue.js
22 89 (13.73%) Kubernetes
23 84 (12.96%) Terraform
24 83 (12.81%) Kotlin
24 83 (12.81%) Amazon S3
24 83 (12.81%) TDD
25 81 (12.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
26 80 (12.35%) Analytics

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 46 (7.10%) Apache
1 46 (7.10%) Elasticsearch
2 34 (5.25%) Apache Spark
3 10 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.08%) Apache Pig
5 4 (0.62%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (0.62%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.46%) CMS
6 3 (0.46%) Confluence
7 2 (0.31%) Gunicorn
7 2 (0.31%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.31%) nginx
8 1 (0.15%) DataSynapse
Applications
1 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.15%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 4 (0.62%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 294 (45.37%) AWS
2 128 (19.75%) Azure
3 125 (19.29%) Serverless
4 119 (18.36%) AWS Lambda
5 83 (12.81%) Amazon S3
6 80 (12.35%) Amazon EC2
7 59 (9.10%) GCP
8 24 (3.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 16 (2.47%) Azure Functions
10 14 (2.16%) Logic Apps
11 13 (2.01%) SaaS
12 11 (1.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 10 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (1.39%) GitHub
14 9 (1.39%) PaaS
15 6 (0.93%) Amazon ECS
15 6 (0.93%) AWS Step Functions
15 6 (0.93%) OpenShift
16 5 (0.77%) Amazon Cognito
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.77%) SSL
2 4 (0.62%) HTTP
3 3 (0.46%) Firewall
3 3 (0.46%) Internet
4 2 (0.31%) VoIP
5 1 (0.15%) NAS
5 1 (0.15%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (12.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 68 (10.49%) PostgreSQL
3 37 (5.71%) Amazon RDS
4 31 (4.78%) Apache Ignite
5 23 (3.55%) MySQL
6 21 (3.24%) Big Data
7 20 (3.09%) MongoDB
7 20 (3.09%) NoSQL
8 19 (2.93%) Redis
9 17 (2.62%) Hadoop
10 16 (2.47%) Tableau
11 14 (2.16%) SQL Server
12 13 (2.01%) Amazon Redshift
13 10 (1.54%) Apache Hive
14 9 (1.39%) Amazon Aurora
14 9 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (1.23%) Relational Database
15 8 (1.23%) Tableau Server
16 7 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (1.08%) Impala
Development Applications
1 37 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 29 (4.48%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.31%) CircleCI
3 15 (2.31%) JIRA
4 11 (1.70%) TeamCity
5 8 (1.23%) GitLab
6 5 (0.77%) Artifactory
6 5 (0.77%) Postman
6 5 (0.77%) RStudio
6 5 (0.77%) Subversion
6 5 (0.77%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.62%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.46%) Cypress.io
8 3 (0.46%) Grunt
8 3 (0.46%) gulp
8 3 (0.46%) JUnit
8 3 (0.46%) Maven
9 2 (0.31%) GoCD
9 2 (0.31%) PyCharm
9 2 (0.31%) Travis CI
General
1 229 (35.34%) Finance
2 173 (26.70%) Front Office
3 65 (10.03%) Banking
4 23 (3.55%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.93%) Public Sector
6 11 (1.70%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.54%) Retail
8 7 (1.08%) Electronics
8 7 (1.08%) Marketing
9 6 (0.93%) Advertising
10 5 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.62%) Games
11 4 (0.62%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.46%) Back Office
12 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.31%) Law
14 1 (0.15%) Automotive
14 1 (0.15%) French Language
14 1 (0.15%) German Language
14 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (22.69%) React
2 146 (22.53%) Web Services
3 111 (17.13%) AngularJS
4 101 (15.59%) Django
5 99 (15.28%) Vue.js
6 66 (10.19%) Flask
7 45 (6.94%) Node.js
8 41 (6.33%) REST
9 32 (4.94%) NumPy
9 32 (4.94%) Pandas
10 30 (4.63%) HTML
11 28 (4.32%) Kafka
12 26 (4.01%) RESTful
12 26 (4.01%) Shiny
13 24 (3.70%) CSS
14 22 (3.40%) PySpark
15 19 (2.93%) gRPC
16 18 (2.78%) Protocol Buffers
17 16 (2.47%) .NET
17 16 (2.47%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 135 (20.83%) Derivative
2 134 (20.68%) Fixed Income
3 125 (19.29%) Equities
4 79 (12.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 67 (10.34%) Hedge funds
6 23 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (2.78%) Algorithms
8 17 (2.62%) Cloud Native
8 17 (2.62%) Public Cloud
9 15 (2.31%) Market Risk
10 13 (2.01%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
11 12 (1.85%) NHS
12 10 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (1.54%) Credit Derivative
13 9 (1.39%) Mobile App
13 9 (1.39%) Swaptions
13 9 (1.39%) User Experience
14 5 (0.77%) Enterprise Cloud
14 5 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 61 (9.41%) Linux
2 12 (1.85%) Unix
3 6 (0.93%) Windows
4 4 (0.62%) CentOS
5 3 (0.46%) Fedora
6 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (29.48%) Software Engineering
3 113 (17.44%) DevOps
4 103 (15.90%) Asset Management
5 83 (12.81%) TDD
6 80 (12.35%) Analytics
7 78 (12.04%) Investment Management
8 75 (11.57%) Microservices
9 40 (6.17%) Test Automation
10 39 (6.02%) Scrum
11 38 (5.86%) Problem-Solving
12 31 (4.78%) Computer Science
13 30 (4.63%) Machine Learning
14 26 (4.01%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (4.01%) Data Science
14 26 (4.01%) SDLC
15 25 (3.86%) OO
16 24 (3.70%) Continuous Delivery
16 24 (3.70%) Continuous Deployment
16 24 (3.70%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 648 (100.00%) Python
2 193 (29.78%) JavaScript
3 182 (28.09%) Java
4 132 (20.37%) SQL
5 83 (12.81%) Kotlin
6 57 (8.80%) TypeScript
7 42 (6.48%) Go
8 41 (6.33%) R
9 29 (4.48%) C++
10 25 (3.86%) Scala
11 24 (3.70%) C#
12 23 (3.55%) Shell Script
13 14 (2.16%) VBA
14 13 (2.01%) C
14 13 (2.01%) Clojure
15 12 (1.85%) PHP
15 12 (1.85%) PL/SQL
16 10 (1.54%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.54%) PowerShell
17 9 (1.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (7.56%) Degree
2 40 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 32 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.62%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.31%) PhD
8 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.54%) QA
2 2 (0.31%) GDPR
3 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 132 (20.37%) Docker
2 3 (0.46%) Varnish
3 2 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.31%) etcd
4 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.15%) HDFS
4 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 89 (13.73%) Kubernetes
2 84 (12.96%) Terraform
3 15 (2.31%) Ansible
4 4 (0.62%) Puppet
5 3 (0.46%) Netcool
5 3 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.31%) Consul
6 2 (0.31%) Grafana
6 2 (0.31%) Salt
7 1 (0.15%) Control-M
7 1 (0.15%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.15%) Kibana
Vendors
1 25 (3.86%) Google
2 22 (3.40%) Bloomberg
3 15 (2.31%) Oracle
4 11 (1.70%) Databricks
4 11 (1.70%) Microsoft
5 10 (1.54%) MuleSoft
6 8 (1.23%) Murex
7 5 (0.77%) SAP
8 4 (0.62%) Adyen
9 3 (0.46%) AppDynamics
9 3 (0.46%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.46%) Reuters
9 3 (0.46%) SevOne
10 2 (0.31%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.31%) New Relic
10 2 (0.31%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.31%) Teradata
11 1 (0.15%) Charles River
11 1 (0.15%) Instagram
11 1 (0.15%) VMware