Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Python Software Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 July 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 Software Engineer
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 828 846 880
Rank change year-on-year +18 +34 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Python Software Engineer 63 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.026% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.028% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 21 12
UK median daily rate £500 £410 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.95% +1.55% +6.25%
10th Percentile £358 £344 £317
90th Percentile £653 £525 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.18% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
UK median hourly rate £8.00 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -84.00% +17.65% +3.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -84.00% +33.33% -8.54%

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 98,386 90,114 104,687
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.95% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,408 58,344 68,084
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £619 £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 3,166 2,933 3,152
UK median hourly rate £18.09 £18.70 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.26% -4.13% +11.43%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

Python Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Python Software Engineer in the UK

Python Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python Software Engineer in the UK

Python Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python Software Engineer over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python Software Engineer in the UK

Python Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python Software Engineer in the UK

Python Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python Software Engineer over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Python Software Engineer in the UK

Python Software Engineer
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python Software Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 16 July 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 +14 55 £500 +21.95% 42
London -9 41 £500 - 21
UK excluding London -26 22 £450 +9.76% 22
South East -22 10 £425 +21.43% 9
Wales -8 8 £525 +16.67%
South West +10 2 £338 -1.82% 7
North West -29 1 - -
North of England -32 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 £375 - 3

Python Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, Python Software 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 63 (100.00%) Python
2 59 (93.65%) Software Engineering
3 31 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (44.44%) Docker
5 27 (42.86%) Java
6 22 (34.92%) Amazon AWS
7 21 (33.33%) Linux
8 17 (26.98%) Jenkins
9 16 (25.40%) React
9 16 (25.40%) Finance
10 15 (23.81%) C++
10 15 (23.81%) SQL
11 14 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (22.22%) Test Automation
12 13 (20.63%) Data Science
13 12 (19.05%) Django
14 11 (17.46%) JavaScript
14 11 (17.46%) Continuous Delivery
14 11 (17.46%) DevOps
14 11 (17.46%) MongoDB
15 10 (15.87%) Microservices
15 10 (15.87%) Pandas
15 10 (15.87%) Scrum
15 10 (15.87%) NumPy
16 9 (14.29%) Hedge funds
16 9 (14.29%) Scala
16 9 (14.29%) Configuration Management
16 9 (14.29%) Front Office
16 9 (14.29%) Front End Development
17 8 (12.70%) Apache Spark

Python Software 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 8 (12.70%) Apache Spark
2 7 (11.11%) CMS
3 5 (7.94%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (6.35%) Apache Airflow
4 4 (6.35%) Luigi
5 2 (3.17%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 22 (34.92%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.70%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (7.94%) GitHub
4 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (6.35%) OpenShift
5 3 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.59%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) AMQP
1 3 (4.76%) Internet
1 3 (4.76%) MQTT
2 2 (3.17%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.59%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.59%) DHCP
3 1 (1.59%) HTTP
3 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) MongoDB
2 7 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (9.52%) Apache Hive
3 6 (9.52%) Hadoop
4 4 (6.35%) Big Data
5 3 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.17%) HBase
6 2 (3.17%) Impala
6 2 (3.17%) Redis
7 1 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.59%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 17 (26.98%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 7 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.11%) Vagrant
3 4 (6.35%) JIRA
3 4 (6.35%) Selenium
4 3 (4.76%) GoogleTest
5 2 (3.17%) GitLab
6 1 (1.59%) CircleCI
6 1 (1.59%) Hudson
6 1 (1.59%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.59%) Maven
6 1 (1.59%) Mocha
6 1 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 16 (25.40%) Finance
2 9 (14.29%) Front Office
3 3 (4.76%) Retail
3 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.17%) French Language
5 1 (1.59%) Electronics
5 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.40%) React
2 12 (19.05%) Django
3 10 (15.87%) NumPy
3 10 (15.87%) Pandas
4 8 (12.70%) Node.js
4 8 (12.70%) SciPy
4 8 (12.70%) Web Services
5 7 (11.11%) J2EE
5 7 (11.11%) J2SE
5 7 (11.11%) Middleware
6 6 (9.52%) Anaconda
7 5 (7.94%) AngularJS
7 5 (7.94%) Flask
7 5 (7.94%) Kafka
8 3 (4.76%) Gherkin
8 3 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (4.76%) REST
8 3 (4.76%) Swagger
8 3 (4.76%) WebSockets
8 3 (4.76%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Hedge funds
2 6 (9.52%) Algorithms
2 6 (9.52%) User Experience
3 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.76%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.17%) Equities
4 2 (3.17%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.59%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.59%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.59%) MPEG
5 1 (1.59%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (1.59%) Unix
2 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (93.65%) Software Engineering
2 31 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 13 (20.63%) Data Science
5 11 (17.46%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (17.46%) DevOps
6 10 (15.87%) Microservices
6 10 (15.87%) Scrum
7 9 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 9 (14.29%) Front End Development
8 8 (12.70%) Machine Learning
9 7 (11.11%) Asset Management
9 7 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
9 7 (11.11%) Pair Programming
9 7 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
9 7 (11.11%) TDD
10 5 (7.94%) Analytics
10 5 (7.94%) OOP
11 4 (6.35%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 63 (100.00%) Python
2 27 (42.86%) Java
3 15 (23.81%) C++
3 15 (23.81%) SQL
4 11 (17.46%) JavaScript
5 9 (14.29%) Scala
6 8 (12.70%) Go
7 7 (11.11%) C
7 7 (11.11%) C#
8 6 (9.52%) R
9 4 (6.35%) Cython
10 3 (4.76%) Haskell
11 2 (3.17%) Embedded C
11 2 (3.17%) Embedded C++
11 2 (3.17%) Groovy
11 2 (3.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) Degree
1 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.59%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.59%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 28 (44.44%) Docker
2 1 (1.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) Terraform
2 6 (9.52%) Kubernetes
3 5 (7.94%) Ansible
4 3 (4.76%) Kibana
5 2 (3.17%) Oozie
6 1 (1.59%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) Google
2 2 (3.17%) Cloudera
2 2 (3.17%) Tableau
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft