Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Python Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 512 583 758
Rank change year-on-year +71 +175 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Python Engineer 406 291 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.30% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.32% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 261 116
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +26.67%
10th Percentile £377 £350 £349
90th Percentile £675 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £458
% change year-on-year +18.75% -12.57% +40.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 5
UK median hourly rate £8.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.18% +6.25% +3.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.00 £42.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -81.18% +9.68% +0.65%

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 97,100 90,804 103,650
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.98% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,580 58,945 67,529
UK median daily rate £450 £436 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +2.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,113 2,801 3,120
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.01 £10.75 £10.37
90th Percentile £47.97 £48.75 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +54 391 £550 +10.00% 147
London +58 315 £550 +4.76% 67
UK excluding London -1 94 £475 +18.75% 81
South East -3 35 £450 -5.26% 29
Midlands -10 14 £513 -10.87% 1
East of England -22 14 £388 +3.33% 37
North of England -29 11 £463 +2.78% 5
West Midlands -18 9 £530 +6.00% 1
Wales - 8 £538 -
Scotland -37 7 £560 +17.89% 1
Yorkshire -14 6 £468 +8.72% 3
East Midlands +5 5 £500 -23.08%
South West -9 5 £400 +6.67% 8
North West -20 5 £438 -7.89% 2

Python Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 406 (100.00%) Python
2 174 (42.86%) DevOps
3 167 (41.13%) Amazon AWS
4 149 (36.70%) Linux
5 133 (32.76%) Ansible
6 117 (28.82%) Jenkins
7 114 (28.08%) Docker
8 99 (24.38%) Agile Software Development
8 99 (24.38%) Software Engineering
9 98 (24.14%) SQL
10 94 (23.15%) Java
11 93 (22.91%) Finance
12 83 (20.44%) Puppet
13 82 (20.20%) Git (software)
14 75 (18.47%) Continuous Integration
15 67 (16.50%) Big Data
16 64 (15.76%) Terraform
17 62 (15.27%) Open Source
18 60 (14.78%) Data Science
19 59 (14.53%) Apache Spark
20 58 (14.29%) Hadoop
21 55 (13.55%) Configuration Management
22 54 (13.30%) ETL
22 54 (13.30%) Analytics
23 53 (13.05%) Opscode Chef
23 53 (13.05%) JavaScript
23 53 (13.05%) PostgreSQL
24 51 (12.56%) Perl
25 47 (11.58%) Scala
25 47 (11.58%) Bash Shell

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 59 (14.53%) Apache Spark
2 40 (9.85%) Elasticsearch
3 28 (6.90%) Confluence
4 21 (5.17%) Apache
5 13 (3.20%) Cloud Foundry
5 13 (3.20%) nginx
6 11 (2.71%) Apache Pig
7 10 (2.46%) Apache Airflow
8 7 (1.72%) CMS
8 7 (1.72%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (1.23%) Luigi
10 4 (0.99%) Gunicorn
10 4 (0.99%) SAS
11 3 (0.74%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.74%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.25%) Ethereum
12 1 (0.25%) Jetty
12 1 (0.25%) Mongrel
12 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.25%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 167 (41.13%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (8.13%) Amazon S3
3 30 (7.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (6.40%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (5.42%) GitHub
6 20 (4.93%) Serverless
7 19 (4.68%) AWS Lambda
8 18 (4.43%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (4.19%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (3.94%) IaaS
11 15 (3.69%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (3.20%) OpenShift
13 11 (2.71%) Google Analytics
13 11 (2.71%) PaaS
14 10 (2.46%) Amazon Kinesis
15 8 (1.97%) npm
16 6 (1.48%) Amazon ELB
16 6 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 5 (1.23%) Datadog
18 4 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.68%) DNS
2 17 (4.19%) Firewall
3 12 (2.96%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.22%) Internet
5 8 (1.97%) DHCP
5 8 (1.97%) HTTP
5 8 (1.97%) SSL
6 7 (1.72%) BGP
7 5 (1.23%) Kerberos
7 5 (1.23%) OSPF
7 5 (1.23%) VLAN
8 4 (0.99%) VPN
9 3 (0.74%) AMQP
9 3 (0.74%) BIG-IP
9 3 (0.74%) FTP
9 3 (0.74%) Intranet
9 3 (0.74%) MQTT
9 3 (0.74%) SSH
10 2 (0.49%) IPsec
10 2 (0.49%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (16.50%) Big Data
2 58 (14.29%) Hadoop
3 53 (13.05%) PostgreSQL
4 45 (11.08%) MySQL
5 43 (10.59%) Amazon Redshift
5 43 (10.59%) MongoDB
6 42 (10.34%) NoSQL
7 34 (8.37%) Apache Hive
8 21 (5.17%) Apache Cassandra
9 19 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (4.19%) Redis
11 15 (3.69%) Relational Database
12 12 (2.96%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (2.71%) HBase
14 10 (2.46%) InfluxDB
14 10 (2.46%) SQL Server
15 5 (1.23%) Data Lake
16 4 (0.99%) BigQuery
16 4 (0.99%) Impala
16 4 (0.99%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 117 (28.82%) Jenkins
2 82 (20.20%) Git (software)
3 37 (9.11%) JIRA
4 20 (4.93%) Maven
5 12 (2.96%) Gradle
5 12 (2.96%) Vagrant
6 11 (2.71%) Bitbucket
7 10 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (2.46%) Subversion
7 10 (2.46%) TeamCity
7 10 (2.46%) Travis CI
8 9 (2.22%) CircleCI
8 9 (2.22%) Selenium
9 8 (1.97%) Cucumber
9 8 (1.97%) gulp
9 8 (1.97%) IBM UrbanCode
10 6 (1.48%) Artifactory
11 5 (1.23%) GitLab
12 3 (0.74%) Robot Framework
12 3 (0.74%) webpack
General
1 93 (22.91%) Finance
2 24 (5.91%) Banking
3 19 (4.68%) Retail
4 14 (3.45%) Marketing
5 9 (2.22%) Front Office
5 9 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.23%) Games
7 3 (0.74%) Electronics
7 3 (0.74%) French Language
7 3 (0.74%) Legal
8 2 (0.49%) Back Office
8 2 (0.49%) Law
8 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.49%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.84%) Kafka
2 32 (7.88%) React
3 22 (5.42%) Django
4 21 (5.17%) Node.js
4 21 (5.17%) Pandas
4 21 (5.17%) Web Services
5 19 (4.68%) NumPy
6 17 (4.19%) Flask
7 15 (3.69%) Middleware
8 14 (3.45%) REST
9 12 (2.96%) Elastic Stack
9 12 (2.96%) HTML
10 11 (2.71%) LAMP
10 11 (2.71%) YAML
11 10 (2.46%) PySpark
11 10 (2.46%) RESTful
12 9 (2.22%) AngularJS
12 9 (2.22%) Celery
12 9 (2.22%) SciPy
12 9 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 28 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 21 (5.17%) Data Structures
4 18 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (4.19%) Fintech
6 13 (3.20%) Data Centre
7 10 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (2.22%) Hedge funds
9 8 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (1.97%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.48%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.48%) User Experience
11 6 (1.48%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.23%) PKI
13 4 (0.99%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.74%) Augmented Reality
14 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
15 2 (0.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 149 (36.70%) Linux
2 34 (8.37%) Unix
3 21 (5.17%) Windows
4 11 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.97%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.48%) CentOS
6 6 (1.48%) Solaris
7 4 (0.99%) Android
8 3 (0.74%) SUSE
8 3 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.25%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.25%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (42.86%) DevOps
2 99 (24.38%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (24.38%) Software Engineering
3 75 (18.47%) Continuous Integration
4 62 (15.27%) Open Source
5 60 (14.78%) Data Science
6 55 (13.55%) Configuration Management
7 54 (13.30%) Analytics
7 54 (13.30%) ETL
8 40 (9.85%) Test Automation
9 35 (8.62%) Machine Learning
9 35 (8.62%) OO
10 32 (7.88%) Unit Testing
11 31 (7.64%) TDD
12 27 (6.65%) Microservices
13 26 (6.40%) Scrum
14 25 (6.16%) Continuous Delivery
14 25 (6.16%) Data Engineering
15 23 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (5.42%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 406 (100.00%) Python
2 98 (24.14%) SQL
3 94 (23.15%) Java
4 53 (13.05%) JavaScript
5 51 (12.56%) Perl
6 47 (11.58%) Bash Shell
6 47 (11.58%) Scala
7 35 (8.62%) Ruby
8 29 (7.14%) C++
9 25 (6.16%) R
10 21 (5.17%) C#
10 21 (5.17%) Go
11 20 (4.93%) Shell Script
12 17 (4.19%) C
12 17 (4.19%) Groovy
13 10 (2.46%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.72%) PHP
15 4 (0.99%) Cython
15 4 (0.99%) Jython
16 3 (0.74%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 29 (7.14%) Degree
2 12 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.71%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.97%) Master's Degree
5 7 (1.72%) PhD
6 5 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.74%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.49%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.97%) QA
2 7 (1.72%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.72%) GCP
3 2 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.49%) GDPR
4 1 (0.25%) ARP4754
4 1 (0.25%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 114 (28.08%) Docker
2 13 (3.20%) HDFS
3 12 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.71%) Apache Flume
5 10 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.74%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.49%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.25%) Firmware
8 1 (0.25%) NFS
8 1 (0.25%) vCloud
8 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.25%) vSphere
8 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 133 (32.76%) Ansible
2 83 (20.44%) Puppet
3 64 (15.76%) Terraform
4 53 (13.05%) Opscode Chef
5 45 (11.08%) Kubernetes
6 30 (7.39%) Salt
7 12 (2.96%) Nagios
8 11 (2.71%) Oozie
9 10 (2.46%) Kibana
10 9 (2.22%) ZABBIX
11 6 (1.48%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (1.48%) Hadoop YARN
11 6 (1.48%) logstash
11 6 (1.48%) Packer
12 5 (1.23%) Pingdom
12 5 (1.23%) Uchiwa
13 4 (0.99%) Prometheus
14 3 (0.74%) CFEngine
15 2 (0.49%) CA Spectrum
15 2 (0.49%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 29 (7.14%) Google
2 19 (4.68%) Splunk
3 18 (4.43%) VMware
4 17 (4.19%) Red Hat
5 16 (3.94%) SaltStack
6 15 (3.69%) Microsoft
7 12 (2.96%) Cisco
7 12 (2.96%) Tableau
8 11 (2.71%) Oracle
9 10 (2.46%) Sybase
10 9 (2.22%) Cloudera
10 9 (2.22%) New Relic
11 8 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.72%) Adobe
12 7 (1.72%) F5
12 7 (1.72%) IBM
13 6 (1.48%) Alteryx
14 5 (1.23%) hybris
14 5 (1.23%) Interwoven
14 5 (1.23%) PagerDuty