Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Python Software Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 852 854 859
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Python Software Engineer 27 34 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.033% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.034% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 12
UK median daily rate £450 £468 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +22.62% +13.81%
10th Percentile £338 £315 £313
90th Percentile £563 £525 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £448 £381
% change year-on-year -16.20% +17.38% +14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
UK median hourly rate - £39.25 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.25% +15.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year - -13.29% +15.33%

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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 20 November 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 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
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 20 November 2017. 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 +23 26 £450 -5.26% 29
London -13 14 £500 - 13
UK excluding London +30 13 £375 -16.20% 16
South West +10 4 £382 -27.68% 4
East of England -21 4 £375 +13.64% 5
North of England +61 3 £425 -8.60%
North West +23 3 £425 -8.60%
Wales +12 1 £525 +5.00%
South East +3 1 - - 5

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 27 (100.00%) Python
2 26 (96.30%) Software Engineering
3 12 (44.44%) Linux
4 7 (25.93%) C
4 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (22.22%) C++
5 6 (22.22%) Java
5 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 5 (18.52%) TDD
7 4 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
7 4 (14.81%) HTML
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle
7 4 (14.81%) SOAP
7 4 (14.81%) XML
7 4 (14.81%) Unix
7 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
7 4 (14.81%) RESTful
7 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (14.81%) REST
7 4 (14.81%) Machine Learning
7 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
8 3 (11.11%) Ansible
8 3 (11.11%) Docker
8 3 (11.11%) DevOps
8 3 (11.11%) Microservices
8 3 (11.11%) Scala
8 3 (11.11%) CentOS
8 3 (11.11%) Web Development
8 3 (11.11%) JSON

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 2 (7.41%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.70%) ArchestrA
2 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) BrowserStack
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Bluetooth
2 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (11.11%) MySQL
3 2 (7.41%) GIS
3 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.41%) Redis
3 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.70%) Couchbase
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.70%) MariaDB
4 1 (3.70%) Neo4j
4 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.41%) JIRA
3 2 (7.41%) Selenium
4 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.70%) Bower
4 1 (3.70%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.70%) Grunt
4 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Front Office
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
1 4 (14.81%) REST
1 4 (14.81%) RESTful
1 4 (14.81%) SOAP
1 4 (14.81%) XML
2 3 (11.11%) CSS
2 3 (11.11%) JSON
3 2 (7.41%) Django
3 2 (7.41%) HTML5
3 2 (7.41%) Node.js
3 2 (7.41%) NumPy
3 2 (7.41%) PostGIS
3 2 (7.41%) Qt
3 2 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (7.41%) SciPy
3 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 2 (7.41%) XSL
4 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.70%) Flask
4 1 (3.70%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
1 1 (3.70%) CAN bus
1 1 (3.70%) Cyber Attack
1 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.70%) Digital Currency
1 1 (3.70%) EMV
1 1 (3.70%) Fintech
1 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.70%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (3.70%) Over-the-Top Content
1 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
1 1 (3.70%) Robotics
1 1 (3.70%) Smart City
1 1 (3.70%) Smart Energy
1 1 (3.70%) Smartcard
1 1 (3.70%) User Experience
1 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (3.70%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Unix
3 3 (11.11%) CentOS
4 2 (7.41%) Fedora
5 1 (3.70%) Android
5 1 (3.70%) Debian
5 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.70%) Windows
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (96.30%) Software Engineering
2 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (18.52%) TDD
4 4 (14.81%) Machine Learning
4 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
5 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 3 (11.11%) DevOps
5 3 (11.11%) Microservices
5 3 (11.11%) Web Development
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.70%) Analytics
7 1 (3.70%) API Development
7 1 (3.70%) Deep Learning
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.70%) Quantitative Trading
7 1 (3.70%) SDET
7 1 (3.70%) SDLC
7 1 (3.70%) Software Delivery
7 1 (3.70%) Systematic Trading
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) Python
2 7 (25.93%) C
3 6 (22.22%) C++
3 6 (22.22%) Java
4 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 3 (11.11%) Scala
5 3 (11.11%) SQL
6 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.70%) C#
7 1 (3.70%) Cython
7 1 (3.70%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.70%) Embedded C++
7 1 (3.70%) Go
7 1 (3.70%) Kotlin
7 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) KVM
2 1 (3.70%) LXC
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) Icinga
2 1 (3.70%) Kibana
2 1 (3.70%) logstash
2 1 (3.70%) Nagios
2 1 (3.70%) Packer
2 1 (3.70%) Terraform
2 1 (3.70%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.41%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) Cloudera
4 1 (3.70%) Greenplum
4 1 (3.70%) Hortonworks
4 1 (3.70%) Netezza
4 1 (3.70%) Teradata
4 1 (3.70%) Wonderware