Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Python Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 499 551 697
Rank change year-on-year +52 +146 +100
Contract jobs requiring a Python Engineer 419 348 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.35% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.37% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 309 149
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £369
90th Percentile £688 £640 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £407 £450
% change year-on-year +10.70% -9.67% +24.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
UK median hourly rate £22.13 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.42% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £8.00 £42.00 £34.75
90th Percentile £47.60 £49.85 £48.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -23.68% +18.75% -

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 96,952 94,329 100,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.95% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,720 61,949 65,599
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,111 2,809 3,298
UK median hourly rate £17.71 £18.70 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +2.40% +1.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +48 412 £550 +10.00% 161
London +53 326 £575 +9.52% 87
UK excluding London -33 96 £450 +10.70% 81
South East +7 44 £525 +5.00% 24
East of England -6 26 £363 -3.33% 32
North of England -37 9 £518 +8.95% 6
South West -24 8 £460 +22.67% 9
Yorkshire -15 6 £510 +13.33% 4
Scotland -27 6 £350 -12.50% 7
North West -31 3 £525 +10.53% 2
Midlands -17 2 £455 -9.00% 3
West Midlands -18 1 £525 +5.00% 2
Wales - 1 £450 -
East Midlands - 1 £385 - 1

Python Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 419 (100.00%) Python
2 183 (43.68%) DevOps
3 166 (39.62%) Amazon AWS
4 155 (36.99%) Linux
5 134 (31.98%) Ansible
6 123 (29.36%) Jenkins
6 123 (29.36%) Agile Software Development
7 120 (28.64%) Software Engineering
7 120 (28.64%) Java
8 107 (25.54%) Terraform
9 104 (24.82%) Docker
10 96 (22.91%) Finance
11 87 (20.76%) SQL
12 79 (18.85%) Hadoop
13 78 (18.62%) Puppet
14 69 (16.47%) Git (software)
15 66 (15.75%) Big Data
16 65 (15.51%) Apache Spark
17 62 (14.80%) Continuous Integration
17 62 (14.80%) Data Science
18 53 (12.65%) Configuration Management
19 52 (12.41%) Kubernetes
20 49 (11.69%) MongoDB
20 49 (11.69%) Open Source
20 49 (11.69%) Bash Shell
21 48 (11.46%) MySQL
21 48 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
22 47 (11.22%) Microservices
22 47 (11.22%) Web Services
22 47 (11.22%) Opscode Chef

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 65 (15.51%) Apache Spark
2 30 (7.16%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (3.82%) Apache
4 14 (3.34%) Apache Airflow
5 12 (2.86%) Gunicorn
6 11 (2.63%) nginx
6 11 (2.63%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.91%) Confluence
8 6 (1.43%) Apache Pig
8 6 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (1.19%) Luigi
9 5 (1.19%) SAS
9 5 (1.19%) WordPress
10 4 (0.95%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.72%) CMS
11 3 (0.72%) Jupyter
11 3 (0.72%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.48%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.24%) Jetty
Applications
1 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 166 (39.62%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (8.83%) Serverless
3 36 (8.59%) AWS Lambda
4 32 (7.64%) Amazon S3
5 27 (6.44%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (6.21%) Microsoft Azure
7 24 (5.73%) AWS CloudFormation
8 23 (5.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (4.06%) IaaS
10 16 (3.82%) GitHub
11 12 (2.86%) OpenShift
12 8 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (1.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (1.43%) Amazon Kinesis
13 6 (1.43%) npm
13 6 (1.43%) PaaS
14 5 (1.19%) Azure Functions
14 5 (1.19%) Datadog
15 4 (0.95%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.77%) DNS
2 16 (3.82%) Firewall
3 10 (2.39%) Internet
3 10 (2.39%) SSL
3 10 (2.39%) Wireless
4 9 (2.15%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.91%) WLAN
6 7 (1.67%) Bluetooth
6 7 (1.67%) DHCP
6 7 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.19%) HTTP
8 4 (0.95%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.95%) VPN
8 4 (0.95%) WAN
9 3 (0.72%) AMQP
9 3 (0.72%) BGP
9 3 (0.72%) BIG-IP
9 3 (0.72%) Intranet
9 3 (0.72%) MQTT
10 2 (0.48%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (18.85%) Hadoop
2 66 (15.75%) Big Data
3 49 (11.69%) MongoDB
4 48 (11.46%) MySQL
5 38 (9.07%) PostgreSQL
6 37 (8.83%) NoSQL
7 32 (7.64%) Apache Hive
8 20 (4.77%) Amazon Redshift
9 19 (4.53%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (3.58%) HBase
11 12 (2.86%) Data Lake
11 12 (2.86%) Redis
12 11 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
12 11 (2.63%) Impala
12 11 (2.63%) Power BI
12 11 (2.63%) SQL Server
13 10 (2.39%) InfluxDB
13 10 (2.39%) Relational Database
14 8 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 123 (29.36%) Jenkins
2 69 (16.47%) Git (software)
3 29 (6.92%) Maven
4 24 (5.73%) Artifactory
5 22 (5.25%) JIRA
6 16 (3.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (3.58%) Hudson
8 14 (3.34%) Vagrant
9 13 (3.10%) Selenium
10 12 (2.86%) Bitbucket
11 11 (2.63%) Gatling
11 11 (2.63%) Robot Framework
12 10 (2.39%) TeamCity
13 9 (2.15%) Sonatype Nexus
14 8 (1.91%) Gradle
14 8 (1.91%) Travis CI
15 6 (1.43%) CircleCI
15 6 (1.43%) gulp
15 6 (1.43%) IBM UrbanCode
15 6 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 96 (22.91%) Finance
2 38 (9.07%) Banking
3 24 (5.73%) Front Office
4 18 (4.30%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.10%) Marketing
6 12 (2.86%) Retail
7 7 (1.67%) Electronics
8 6 (1.43%) Legal
9 5 (1.19%) Publishing
10 4 (0.95%) Back Office
11 2 (0.48%) Games
11 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.48%) Law
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) French Language
12 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (11.22%) Web Services
2 40 (9.55%) React
3 39 (9.31%) Flask
3 39 (9.31%) Kafka
3 39 (9.31%) NumPy
4 37 (8.83%) Django
5 26 (6.21%) AngularJS
6 23 (5.49%) SciPy
7 21 (5.01%) Celery
7 21 (5.01%) HTML
8 19 (4.53%) Pandas
9 17 (4.06%) Elastic Stack
9 17 (4.06%) Node.js
10 16 (3.82%) SQLAlchemy
11 15 (3.58%) CSS
11 15 (3.58%) REST
12 13 (3.10%) .NET
13 12 (2.86%) LAMP
13 12 (2.86%) PySpark
13 12 (2.86%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.02%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (8.11%) Algorithms
2 34 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.39%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.39%) Data Structures
5 9 (2.15%) Fintech
5 9 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (2.15%) Private Cloud
5 9 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.67%) Hedge funds
6 7 (1.67%) PKI
6 7 (1.67%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.43%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.95%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (0.95%) User Experience
9 3 (0.72%) Augmented Reality
9 3 (0.72%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.72%) NHS
10 2 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 155 (36.99%) Linux
2 41 (9.79%) Unix
3 16 (3.82%) Windows
4 12 (2.86%) Android
5 10 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.91%) CentOS
6 8 (1.91%) Solaris
7 5 (1.19%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.72%) SUSE
8 3 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.24%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.24%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (43.68%) DevOps
2 123 (29.36%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (28.64%) Software Engineering
4 62 (14.80%) Continuous Integration
4 62 (14.80%) Data Science
5 53 (12.65%) Configuration Management
6 49 (11.69%) Open Source
7 48 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
8 47 (11.22%) Microservices
9 46 (10.98%) TDD
10 43 (10.26%) Test Automation
11 42 (10.02%) ETL
12 37 (8.83%) Analytics
13 34 (8.11%) Machine Learning
14 25 (5.97%) Asset Management
14 25 (5.97%) BDD
14 25 (5.97%) Scrum
15 24 (5.73%) Mentoring
16 23 (5.49%) OO
17 20 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 419 (100.00%) Python
2 120 (28.64%) Java
3 87 (20.76%) SQL
4 49 (11.69%) Bash Shell
5 46 (10.98%) Perl
6 42 (10.02%) Scala
7 40 (9.55%) C++
8 38 (9.07%) JavaScript
9 30 (7.16%) Ruby
10 25 (5.97%) R
11 22 (5.25%) C#
12 18 (4.30%) Shell Script
13 15 (3.58%) Go
14 14 (3.34%) Groovy
15 13 (3.10%) PHP
16 11 (2.63%) ES6
17 10 (2.39%) C
18 8 (1.91%) MATLAB
19 6 (1.43%) PowerShell
20 4 (0.95%) Cython
Qualifications
1 42 (10.02%) Degree
2 21 (5.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (4.30%) AWS Certification
4 16 (3.82%) Master's Degree
5 13 (3.10%) Security Cleared
6 10 (2.39%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.43%) PhD
8 3 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.48%) CCNA
9 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.48%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.91%) QA
2 2 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.24%) ARP4754
3 1 (0.24%) GDPR
3 1 (0.24%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 104 (24.82%) Docker
2 10 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.67%) Firmware
3 7 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.43%) HDFS
5 5 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.95%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.48%) vSphere
8 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.24%) NFS
8 1 (0.24%) vCloud
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 134 (31.98%) Ansible
2 107 (25.54%) Terraform
3 78 (18.62%) Puppet
4 52 (12.41%) Kubernetes
5 47 (11.22%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (4.53%) Salt
7 18 (4.30%) Packer
8 13 (3.10%) Hadoop YARN
8 13 (3.10%) Nagios
9 10 (2.39%) ZABBIX
10 7 (1.67%) Kibana
11 6 (1.43%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (1.43%) logstash
12 5 (1.19%) Pingdom
12 5 (1.19%) Uchiwa
13 4 (0.95%) Oozie
13 4 (0.95%) Prometheus
14 3 (0.72%) CFEngine
15 2 (0.48%) CA Spectrum
16 1 (0.24%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 24 (5.73%) Google
2 20 (4.77%) Splunk
3 18 (4.30%) VMware
4 16 (3.82%) SaltStack
5 15 (3.58%) Tableau
6 13 (3.10%) Cloudera
6 13 (3.10%) Microsoft
6 13 (3.10%) Red Hat
7 10 (2.39%) Oracle
8 9 (2.15%) Cisco
8 9 (2.15%) New Relic
9 8 (1.91%) NetApp
10 7 (1.67%) Adobe
11 6 (1.43%) Alteryx
12 5 (1.19%) CA
12 5 (1.19%) F5
12 5 (1.19%) hybris
12 5 (1.19%) IBM
12 5 (1.19%) Interwoven
12 5 (1.19%) PagerDuty