Period
to 18 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Python Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 352 519 594
Rank change year-on-year +167 +75 +167
Contract jobs requiring a Python Engineer 637 412 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.40% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.42% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 314 232
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £421 £375 £344
90th Percentile £668 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £410
% change year-on-year - +15.85% -13.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 2
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £8.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +556.25% -82.70% +5.71%
10th Percentile £46.60 £8.00 £42.13
90th Percentile £56.50 £47.53 £49.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £8.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year +556.25% -82.70% +15.63%

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 87,535 98,160 90,229
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.49% 94.85% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,549 64,291 58,477
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,925 3,167 2,923
UK median hourly rate £19.81 £18.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.05% -1.07% -3.78%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.17 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year +5.71% -1.52% -6.47%

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019. 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 +161 607 £525 -4.55% 148
London +111 465 £550 - 95
UK excluding London +114 165 £475 - 56
South East +40 51 £450 +5.88% 22
North of England +65 39 £474 +2.43% 9
Yorkshire +48 29 £450 +5.88% 1
Scotland +37 24 £450 -30.77% 3
East of England +20 21 £455 +13.75% 15
South West +3 21 £525 +31.25% 5
North West +17 10 £556 +11.25% 8
Midlands +6 6 £575 +9.52% 2
East Midlands +19 3 £525 +5.00%
Wales +2 3 £513 -4.65%
West Midlands +2 3 £700 +32.08% 2

Python Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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.

1 637 (100.00%) Python
2 341 (53.53%) Amazon AWS
3 212 (33.28%) Data Science
4 198 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
5 184 (28.89%) SQL
6 180 (28.26%) DevOps
7 177 (27.79%) Big Data
8 176 (27.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 166 (26.06%) Apache Spark
10 164 (25.75%) Docker
11 162 (25.43%) Google
12 146 (22.92%) Machine Learning
13 145 (22.76%) Finance
14 144 (22.61%) Microsoft Azure
15 135 (21.19%) Java
16 124 (19.47%) Kubernetes
17 122 (19.15%) Software Engineering
18 119 (18.68%) Analytics
19 116 (18.21%) Jenkins
20 112 (17.58%) PySpark
21 110 (17.27%) Hadoop
22 108 (16.95%) Linux
23 91 (14.29%) ETL
24 89 (13.97%) NoSQL
25 87 (13.66%) Apache
26 85 (13.34%) PostgreSQL
27 83 (13.03%) Data Engineering
28 78 (12.24%) Terraform
28 78 (12.24%) Test Automation
29 74 (11.62%) Git (software)

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
1 166 (26.06%) Apache Spark
2 87 (13.66%) Apache
3 65 (10.20%) Apache Airflow
4 24 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.41%) Pachyderm
6 7 (1.10%) Confluence
6 7 (1.10%) Jupyter
6 7 (1.10%) Luigi
6 7 (1.10%) nginx
7 6 (0.94%) GeoServer
8 4 (0.63%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.47%) SAS
9 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.16%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.31%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.31%) SPSS
3 2 (0.31%) Stata
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 341 (53.53%) Amazon AWS
2 176 (27.63%) Google Cloud Platform
3 144 (22.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 56 (8.79%) Serverless
5 51 (8.01%) AWS Lambda
6 43 (6.75%) Amazon S3
7 36 (5.65%) Amazon EMR
8 34 (5.34%) Amazon ECS
9 31 (4.87%) Amazon SQS
10 27 (4.24%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (3.30%) GitHub
12 19 (2.98%) AWS CloudFormation
12 19 (2.98%) AWS Fargate
12 19 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (2.51%) Amazon SageMaker
14 11 (1.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (1.41%) Amazon Kinesis
15 9 (1.41%) Heroku
15 9 (1.41%) PaaS
16 7 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.20%) HTTP
2 10 (1.57%) Internet
3 9 (1.41%) DNS
4 5 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.63%) FTP
5 4 (0.63%) MQTT
5 4 (0.63%) Network Security
5 4 (0.63%) SSL
6 3 (0.47%) LAN
6 3 (0.47%) WAN
7 2 (0.31%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (0.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.31%) Firewall
7 2 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.31%) Wireless
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.16%) Modbus
8 1 (0.16%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (27.79%) Big Data
2 110 (17.27%) Hadoop
3 89 (13.97%) NoSQL
4 85 (13.34%) PostgreSQL
5 45 (7.06%) MongoDB
6 43 (6.75%) Data Warehouse
7 42 (6.59%) Apache Hive
8 39 (6.12%) MySQL
9 36 (5.65%) Apache Cassandra
10 35 (5.49%) Relational Database
11 30 (4.71%) Amazon Athena
12 28 (4.40%) SQL Server
13 27 (4.24%) Amazon Redshift
14 24 (3.77%) BigQuery
15 22 (3.45%) RDBMS
16 21 (3.30%) Amazon RDS
17 18 (2.83%) Neo4j
18 14 (2.20%) Parquet
19 13 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 12 (1.88%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 116 (18.21%) Jenkins
2 74 (11.62%) Git (software)
3 32 (5.02%) GitLab
3 32 (5.02%) JIRA
4 20 (3.14%) Artifactory
5 15 (2.35%) Selenium
6 13 (2.04%) CircleCI
7 6 (0.94%) Maven
7 6 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (0.94%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.78%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.78%) Subversion
8 5 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.63%) Grunt
9 4 (0.63%) gulp
9 4 (0.63%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.63%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.63%) webpack
10 3 (0.47%) Gradle
10 3 (0.47%) Pylint
General
1 145 (22.76%) Finance
2 30 (4.71%) Banking
3 23 (3.61%) Front Office
4 19 (2.98%) Legal
5 12 (1.88%) Games
6 9 (1.41%) Marketing
7 8 (1.26%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.26%) Retail
8 7 (1.10%) Advertising
9 6 (0.94%) Law
9 6 (0.94%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.63%) Electronics
10 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.16%) French Language
11 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (17.58%) PySpark
2 67 (10.52%) Django
3 54 (8.48%) Pandas
4 49 (7.69%) Web Services
5 44 (6.91%) Kafka
6 42 (6.59%) REST
7 36 (5.65%) Flask
8 31 (4.87%) RESTful
9 28 (4.40%) J2EE
9 28 (4.40%) JSON
10 27 (4.24%) HTML
11 25 (3.92%) Natural Language Processing
12 23 (3.61%) React
13 22 (3.45%) Node.js
13 22 (3.45%) NumPy
14 21 (3.30%) pytest
14 21 (3.30%) scikit-learn
15 20 (3.14%) CSS
16 19 (2.98%) Anaconda
17 18 (2.83%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.06%) Algorithms
2 36 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.45%) Data Structures
4 21 (3.30%) Public Cloud
4 21 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (2.83%) Data Protection Act
6 17 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (1.57%) Robotics
8 8 (1.26%) Cloud Native
9 7 (1.10%) Life Science
10 6 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (0.63%) Fixed Income
13 3 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.47%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.47%) NHS
13 3 (0.47%) Online Games
13 3 (0.47%) Virtual Team
14 2 (0.31%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.31%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 108 (16.95%) Linux
2 28 (4.40%) Unix
3 26 (4.08%) Windows
4 9 (1.41%) CentOS
5 7 (1.10%) Fedora
6 6 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.31%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.16%) Android
8 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.16%) Debian
8 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.16%) Solaris
8 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (33.28%) Data Science
2 198 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (28.26%) DevOps
4 146 (22.92%) Machine Learning
5 122 (19.15%) Software Engineering
6 119 (18.68%) Analytics
7 91 (14.29%) ETL
8 83 (13.03%) Data Engineering
9 78 (12.24%) Test Automation
10 72 (11.30%) Artificial Intelligence
11 63 (9.89%) Mentoring
12 62 (9.73%) TDD
13 59 (9.26%) Microservices
14 53 (8.32%) Problem-Solving
15 50 (7.85%) Configuration Management
15 50 (7.85%) Data Cleansing
16 48 (7.54%) Coaching
17 47 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
17 47 (7.38%) Open Source
17 47 (7.38%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 637 (100.00%) Python
2 184 (28.89%) SQL
3 135 (21.19%) Java
4 72 (11.30%) JavaScript
5 56 (8.79%) Scala
6 34 (5.34%) R
7 31 (4.87%) Bash Shell
8 27 (4.24%) PowerShell
9 23 (3.61%) Go
10 22 (3.45%) Ruby
11 19 (2.98%) C#
11 19 (2.98%) C++
12 14 (2.20%) Perl
13 12 (1.88%) C
13 12 (1.88%) Clojure
13 12 (1.88%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.41%) Julia
14 9 (1.41%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.78%) Groovy
15 5 (0.78%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 54 (8.48%) Degree
2 30 (4.71%) Master's Degree
3 26 (4.08%) AWS Certification
4 25 (3.92%) Security Cleared
5 24 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (3.30%) SC Cleared
7 12 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.63%) PhD
9 3 (0.47%) CCNA
9 3 (0.47%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.31%) CCNP
10 2 (0.31%) CISSP
11 1 (0.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.16%) CISA
11 1 (0.16%) CISM
11 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.04%) Data Quality
2 10 (1.57%) QA
3 5 (0.78%) GDPR
System Software
1 164 (25.75%) Docker
2 6 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.47%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.31%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.16%) Firmware
6 1 (0.16%) HDFS
6 1 (0.16%) vCloud
6 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 124 (19.47%) Kubernetes
2 78 (12.24%) Terraform
3 68 (10.68%) Ansible
4 30 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (4.55%) Puppet
6 11 (1.73%) Marathon
6 11 (1.73%) Mesos
7 9 (1.41%) Kubeflow
8 8 (1.26%) Kibana
9 5 (0.78%) Salt
10 2 (0.31%) CFEngine
10 2 (0.31%) Consul
10 2 (0.31%) Istio
10 2 (0.31%) logstash
10 2 (0.31%) Nagios
11 1 (0.16%) Control-M
11 1 (0.16%) HP SiteScope
11 1 (0.16%) OpenView
11 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.16%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 162 (25.43%) Google
2 28 (4.40%) Oracle
3 26 (4.08%) Tableau
4 24 (3.77%) Databricks
5 19 (2.98%) Cloudera
6 18 (2.83%) Hortonworks
7 17 (2.67%) Alteryx
8 16 (2.51%) Red Hat
9 14 (2.20%) Microsoft
9 14 (2.20%) SAP
10 11 (1.73%) Informatica
10 11 (1.73%) Talend
10 11 (1.73%) VMware
11 10 (1.57%) Atlassian
12 9 (1.41%) Splunk
13 8 (1.26%) MapR
14 6 (0.94%) Cisco
15 5 (0.78%) EMC
15 5 (0.78%) IBM
15 5 (0.78%) NetApp