Period
to 17 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Python Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 December 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 483 558 640
Rank change year-on-year +75 +82 +133
Contract jobs requiring a Python Engineer 450 343 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.33% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.35% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 291 192
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +20.48%
10th Percentile £369 £363 £363
90th Percentile £688 £650 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £447
% change year-on-year +14.71% -4.87% +11.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 7
UK median hourly rate £36.75 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.63% +18.75% -15.79%
10th Percentile £15.50 £41.25 £30.56
90th Percentile £45.63 £49.75 £48.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -13.16% +18.75% -15.79%

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 99,378 97,408 96,493
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.92% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,775 64,581 62,953
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.91%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,053 2,857 3,274
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

Python Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Python Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Python Engineer in the UK

Python Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python Engineer in the UK

Python Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python Engineer over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python Engineer in the UK

Python Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python Engineer in the UK

Python Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python Engineer over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Python Engineer in the UK

Python Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 December 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 +71 438 £550 +8.64% 145
London +85 333 £570 +8.57% 83
UK excluding London -25 114 £488 +14.71% 68
South East -10 38 £525 +7.69% 22
East of England -18 26 £363 -3.33% 22
North of England -9 25 £538 +13.16% 7
Yorkshire +2 14 £515 - 4
South West -10 14 £460 +14.93% 10
North West -18 11 £550 +15.79% 3
Scotland -14 7 £350 -12.50% 6
Midlands -19 3 £525 +5.00% 2
West Midlands -17 2 £525 +5.00% 2
Wales -26 1 £500 -4.76%
East Midlands - 1 £385 -

Python Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, Python Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 450 (100.00%) Python
2 210 (46.67%) DevOps
3 187 (41.56%) Amazon AWS
4 142 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
5 139 (30.89%) Linux
6 137 (30.44%) Jenkins
7 121 (26.89%) Java
8 118 (26.22%) Docker
9 117 (26.00%) Ansible
10 111 (24.67%) Software Engineering
11 106 (23.56%) Terraform
12 96 (21.33%) Hadoop
13 90 (20.00%) Big Data
14 88 (19.56%) Data Science
15 83 (18.44%) Finance
16 78 (17.33%) SQL
17 77 (17.11%) Apache Spark
18 70 (15.56%) Analytics
19 69 (15.33%) TDD
20 62 (13.78%) Puppet
21 60 (13.33%) Kubernetes
22 59 (13.11%) Git (software)
23 58 (12.89%) Machine Learning
24 54 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
25 51 (11.33%) Test Automation
26 49 (10.89%) Microservices
27 48 (10.67%) Google Cloud Platform
27 48 (10.67%) Bash Shell
28 47 (10.44%) MongoDB
28 47 (10.44%) Continuous Integration

Python Engineer 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 77 (17.11%) Apache Spark
2 30 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (4.00%) Apache
4 16 (3.56%) nginx
5 15 (3.33%) Apache Airflow
6 13 (2.89%) Gunicorn
7 9 (2.00%) SAS
8 7 (1.56%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (1.33%) Luigi
10 5 (1.11%) WordPress
11 4 (0.89%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.89%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.67%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.67%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.22%) Confluence
13 1 (0.22%) Jetty
13 1 (0.22%) Mongrel
Applications
1 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.67%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 187 (41.56%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (10.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 39 (8.67%) AWS Lambda
3 39 (8.67%) Serverless
4 38 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 25 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 22 (4.89%) Amazon S3
7 20 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (4.00%) IaaS
9 12 (2.67%) GitHub
10 11 (2.44%) Amazon EMR
11 9 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (1.78%) OpenShift
12 8 (1.78%) PaaS
13 6 (1.33%) Azure Functions
14 5 (1.11%) Google App Engine
14 5 (1.11%) npm
14 5 (1.11%) Stackdriver
14 5 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.00%) DNS
2 12 (2.67%) Bluetooth
2 12 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (2.44%) Internet
4 10 (2.22%) Wireless
5 9 (2.00%) DHCP
5 9 (2.00%) WLAN
6 7 (1.56%) Firewall
7 5 (1.11%) DSL
7 5 (1.11%) HTTP
7 5 (1.11%) SSL
7 5 (1.11%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.89%) IPsec
9 3 (0.67%) AMQP
9 3 (0.67%) FTP
9 3 (0.67%) MQTT
10 2 (0.44%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.44%) Intranet
10 2 (0.44%) LAN
10 2 (0.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (21.33%) Hadoop
2 90 (20.00%) Big Data
3 47 (10.44%) MongoDB
4 44 (9.78%) Apache Hive
5 34 (7.56%) MySQL
6 33 (7.33%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (6.89%) NoSQL
8 20 (4.44%) HBase
9 17 (3.78%) Apache Cassandra
9 17 (3.78%) Impala
10 14 (3.11%) Amazon Redshift
10 14 (3.11%) Power BI
11 12 (2.67%) Redis
11 12 (2.67%) Relational Database
11 12 (2.67%) SQL Server
12 10 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (2.00%) Data Lake
14 8 (1.78%) BigQuery
14 8 (1.78%) InfluxDB
15 7 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 137 (30.44%) Jenkins
2 59 (13.11%) Git (software)
3 29 (6.44%) JIRA
4 26 (5.78%) Maven
5 22 (4.89%) Artifactory
6 19 (4.22%) Selenium
7 17 (3.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (3.56%) Hudson
9 13 (2.89%) Gatling
9 13 (2.89%) Robot Framework
10 10 (2.22%) Bitbucket
11 8 (1.78%) Subversion
12 7 (1.56%) CircleCI
12 7 (1.56%) Gradle
12 7 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (1.33%) Cucumber
13 6 (1.33%) TeamCity
14 5 (1.11%) GitLab
14 5 (1.11%) Mercurial
14 5 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 83 (18.44%) Finance
2 41 (9.11%) Banking
3 22 (4.89%) Telecoms
4 19 (4.22%) Front Office
5 11 (2.44%) Legal
6 10 (2.22%) Retail
7 9 (2.00%) Marketing
8 7 (1.56%) Electronics
9 4 (0.89%) Back Office
9 4 (0.89%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.67%) Advertising
10 3 (0.67%) Publishing
11 2 (0.44%) Law
11 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) French Language
12 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (10.44%) Kafka
2 46 (10.22%) Django
2 46 (10.22%) Flask
3 40 (8.89%) NumPy
4 37 (8.22%) Web Services
5 30 (6.67%) React
6 28 (6.22%) AngularJS
7 24 (5.33%) Celery
8 22 (4.89%) Node.js
9 21 (4.67%) HTML
10 19 (4.22%) SciPy
11 18 (4.00%) PySpark
11 18 (4.00%) SQLAlchemy
12 16 (3.56%) Anaconda
12 16 (3.56%) CSS
12 16 (3.56%) Elastic Stack
12 16 (3.56%) Pandas
13 15 (3.33%) pytest
14 14 (3.11%) Jest
14 14 (3.11%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.56%) Greenfield Project
2 31 (6.89%) Algorithms
3 30 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.00%) Fintech
5 11 (2.44%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.00%) Private Cloud
7 8 (1.78%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.56%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.33%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.89%) Device Driver
11 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (0.89%) PKI
12 3 (0.67%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.67%) NHS
12 3 (0.67%) User Experience
12 3 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.44%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 139 (30.89%) Linux
2 31 (6.89%) Unix
3 19 (4.22%) Windows
4 13 (2.89%) Android
5 10 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.11%) CentOS
6 5 (1.11%) Solaris
7 4 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.44%) SUSE
8 2 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.22%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.22%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (46.67%) DevOps
2 142 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (24.67%) Software Engineering
4 88 (19.56%) Data Science
5 70 (15.56%) Analytics
6 69 (15.33%) TDD
7 58 (12.89%) Machine Learning
8 54 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
9 51 (11.33%) Test Automation
10 49 (10.89%) Microservices
11 47 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
12 46 (10.22%) Open Source
13 42 (9.33%) Configuration Management
14 39 (8.67%) BDD
15 33 (7.33%) Computer Science
16 32 (7.11%) ETL
17 25 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
18 23 (5.11%) Artificial Intelligence
18 23 (5.11%) Continuous Delivery
18 23 (5.11%) OO
Programming Languages
1 450 (100.00%) Python
2 121 (26.89%) Java
3 78 (17.33%) SQL
4 48 (10.67%) Bash Shell
5 40 (8.89%) Scala
6 37 (8.22%) Perl
7 34 (7.56%) JavaScript
8 33 (7.33%) C++
9 30 (6.67%) R
10 22 (4.89%) Go
11 21 (4.67%) Ruby
12 19 (4.22%) C#
13 15 (3.33%) Groovy
14 13 (2.89%) ES6
15 11 (2.44%) PowerShell
15 11 (2.44%) Shell Script
16 10 (2.22%) C
16 10 (2.22%) MATLAB
16 10 (2.22%) PHP
17 5 (1.11%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 44 (9.78%) Degree
2 26 (5.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (4.44%) Master's Degree
4 18 (4.00%) AWS Certification
5 14 (3.11%) Security Cleared
6 12 (2.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.89%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.44%) CCNA
9 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.44%) MCSA
9 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.44%) RHCE
10 1 (0.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.11%) QA
2 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.22%) ARP4754
3 1 (0.22%) GDPR
3 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 118 (26.22%) Docker
2 10 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.56%) Firmware
5 5 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.89%) HDFS
7 3 (0.67%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.67%) vSphere
8 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.22%) NFS
8 1 (0.22%) vCloud
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 117 (26.00%) Ansible
2 106 (23.56%) Terraform
3 62 (13.78%) Puppet
4 60 (13.33%) Kubernetes
5 43 (9.56%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (3.78%) Hadoop YARN
6 17 (3.78%) Packer
7 13 (2.89%) Salt
8 7 (1.56%) Nagios
9 6 (1.33%) Kibana
9 6 (1.33%) logstash
9 6 (1.33%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.89%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.67%) Oozie
11 3 (0.67%) Pingdom
11 3 (0.67%) Uchiwa
12 2 (0.44%) CFEngine
13 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (7.56%) Google
2 27 (6.00%) Cloudera
3 19 (4.22%) Tableau
4 17 (3.78%) Splunk
4 17 (3.78%) VMware
5 15 (3.33%) Microsoft
6 12 (2.67%) New Relic
7 11 (2.44%) SaltStack
8 10 (2.22%) Hortonworks
8 10 (2.22%) Oracle
8 10 (2.22%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.56%) NetApp
10 6 (1.33%) Alteryx
11 5 (1.11%) Cisco
12 4 (0.89%) Nokia
13 3 (0.67%) Adobe
13 3 (0.67%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.67%) Facebook
13 3 (0.67%) Juniper
13 3 (0.67%) Twitter