The median contractor rate for a Python Software Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 617 631
Rank change year-on-year +23 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Python Software Engineer 14 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.041% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.043% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 5
Median daily rate £413 £446 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.56% +19.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £325 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £392
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £403 £340
% change year-on-year +1.86% +18.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - £44.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Python Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Python Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python Software Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python Software Engineer in the UK

Python Software Engineer
Top 18 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 11 £411 -7.84% 22
Yorkshire - 4 £410 - 1
Leeds - 4 £410 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £410 - 1
London +15 3 £500 +8.10% 10
South East +14 2 £350 +7.69%
South West -5 2 £500 +53.84% 6
Wales - 2 £450 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £500 - 1
South Wales - 2 £450 -
Belfast - 1 £350 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £350 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £425 -
Newport - 1 £475 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £350 -
County Antrim - 1 £350 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Python Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Python Software Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) Python
2 28 (84.85%) Software Engineering
3 16 (48.48%) Java
4 14 (42.42%) Linux
5 11 (33.33%) C
6 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
6 8 (24.24%) TDD
6 8 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (18.18%) Internet
7 6 (18.18%) C++
7 6 (18.18%) Web Services
8 5 (15.15%) Unix
8 5 (15.15%) Embedded C
8 5 (15.15%) Big Data
8 5 (15.15%) Docker
9 4 (12.12%) DevOps
9 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
9 4 (12.12%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (12.12%) REST
9 4 (12.12%) Machine Learning
9 4 (12.12%) Symfony
9 4 (12.12%) Django
9 4 (12.12%) Load Testing
9 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (12.12%) VMware
9 4 (12.12%) MVC
9 4 (12.12%) HTTP
9 4 (12.12%) PHP
10 3 (9.09%) MySQL

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 3 (9.09%) Apache
1 3 (9.09%) nginx
2 2 (6.06%) Apache Pig
2 2 (6.06%) OpenStack
2 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.03%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.03%) Tornado
3 1 (3.03%) uWSGI
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.09%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) Internet
2 4 (12.12%) HTTP
3 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.06%) BGP
4 2 (6.06%) DNS
4 2 (6.06%) Ethernet
4 2 (6.06%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (6.06%) Firewall
4 2 (6.06%) SAN
4 2 (6.06%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (6.06%) SSL
4 2 (6.06%) Wireless
5 1 (3.03%) AMQP
5 1 (3.03%) IPv4
5 1 (3.03%) IPv6
5 1 (3.03%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) Big Data
2 3 (9.09%) Apache Hive
2 3 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 3 (9.09%) MySQL
2 3 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.06%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.03%) Redis
4 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.03%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.03%) Maven
2 1 (3.03%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (6.06%) Games
1 2 (6.06%) Law
2 1 (3.03%) Electronics
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) Web Services
2 4 (12.12%) Django
2 4 (12.12%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (12.12%) REST
2 4 (12.12%) Symfony
3 3 (9.09%) Celery
3 3 (9.09%) Hibernate
3 3 (9.09%) Node.js
3 3 (9.09%) Serverless Framework
3 3 (9.09%) Spring
4 2 (6.06%) EJB
4 2 (6.06%) HTML
4 2 (6.06%) HTML5
4 2 (6.06%) J2EE
4 2 (6.06%) Java EE
4 2 (6.06%) POSIX
4 2 (6.06%) RESTful
4 2 (6.06%) STL
5 1 (3.03%) JSON
5 1 (3.03%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 3 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Life Science
3 1 (3.03%) MPEG
3 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Linux
2 5 (15.15%) Unix
3 2 (6.06%) Android
3 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (84.85%) Software Engineering
2 8 (24.24%) TDD
3 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.12%) DevOps
4 4 (12.12%) Load Testing
4 4 (12.12%) Machine Learning
4 4 (12.12%) MVC
5 3 (9.09%) BDD
5 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 3 (9.09%) Front End Development
5 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 3 (9.09%) Open Source
5 3 (9.09%) Signal Processing
5 3 (9.09%) Web Operations
6 2 (6.06%) Mobile Development
6 2 (6.06%) Multithreading
6 2 (6.06%) OWASP
6 2 (6.06%) Software Architecture
6 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (100.00%) Python
2 16 (48.48%) Java
3 11 (33.33%) C
4 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
5 6 (18.18%) C++
6 5 (15.15%) Embedded C
7 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
7 4 (12.12%) PHP
8 2 (6.06%) C#
8 2 (6.06%) Objective-C
8 2 (6.06%) Perl
8 2 (6.06%) Ruby
8 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
8 2 (6.06%) SQL
9 1 (3.03%) Jython
9 1 (3.03%) R
9 1 (3.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Docker
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.06%) KVM
3 2 (6.06%) LXC
4 1 (3.03%) Apache Flume
4 1 (3.03%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Graphite
2 1 (3.03%) Ansible
2 1 (3.03%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) VMware
2 2 (6.06%) Brocade
2 2 (6.06%) CA
2 2 (6.06%) Riverbed
2 2 (6.06%) Vyatta
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
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