Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Python Software Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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 Software Engineer
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 799 843 865
Rank change year-on-year +44 +22 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Python Software Engineer 85 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.024% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.025% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 19 16
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +24.59%
10th Percentile £363 £333 £369
90th Percentile £675 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £475
% change year-on-year - -21.05% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
UK median hourly rate £8.00 - £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.00 - £37.50

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 97,688 94,343 101,051
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,226 61,914 65,863
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 3,139 2,819 3,291
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +2.33% +1.58%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.68
% change year-on-year -2.78% +1.84% +1.00%

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 18 October 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 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Python Software Engineer in the UK

Python Software Engineer
Top 11 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 18 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 +58 83 £525 +16.67% 42
London +35 62 £525 +7.69% 13
UK excluding London -9 23 £375 - 33
South East -2 10 £413 - 11
North of England -26 6 - - 1
Yorkshire - 5 - - 1
East of England -6 4 £375 - 12
South West -16 1 £400 +4.85% 2
North West -20 1 - -
Wales - 1 £450 -
Scotland - 1 - - 4

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 85 (100.00%) Python
1 85 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 51 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (55.29%) Java
4 38 (44.71%) Linux
5 37 (43.53%) Docker
6 34 (40.00%) DevOps
6 34 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
7 28 (32.94%) Jenkins
7 28 (32.94%) Terraform
8 27 (31.76%) Microservices
9 26 (30.59%) NumPy
9 26 (30.59%) React
9 26 (30.59%) C++
9 26 (30.59%) Finance
10 23 (27.06%) Ansible
11 22 (25.88%) Hadoop
11 22 (25.88%) Web Services
12 21 (24.71%) Front Office
12 21 (24.71%) Django
12 21 (24.71%) TDD
12 21 (24.71%) Asset Management
13 20 (23.53%) SciPy
13 20 (23.53%) MongoDB
14 19 (22.35%) Data Science
14 19 (22.35%) Test Automation
15 18 (21.18%) AngularJS
16 17 (20.00%) Flask
16 17 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
16 17 (20.00%) Continuous Integration

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 12 (14.12%) Apache Spark
2 9 (10.59%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (8.24%) Gunicorn
4 5 (5.88%) Apache Airflow
4 5 (5.88%) Luigi
4 5 (5.88%) WordPress
5 3 (3.53%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 34 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (11.76%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.71%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (4.71%) Azure Functions
4 4 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (4.71%) OpenShift
4 4 (4.71%) Serverless
5 3 (3.53%) GitHub
6 2 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.18%) AdWords
7 1 (1.18%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (1.18%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) Internet
1 4 (4.71%) Wireless
2 3 (3.53%) AMQP
2 3 (3.53%) MQTT
3 2 (2.35%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.18%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.88%) Hadoop
2 20 (23.53%) MongoDB
3 13 (15.29%) Big Data
4 10 (11.76%) MySQL
5 8 (9.41%) Apache Hive
5 8 (9.41%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.35%) Redis
7 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (32.94%) Jenkins
2 14 (16.47%) Artifactory
3 13 (15.29%) Maven
4 12 (14.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 12 (14.12%) Hudson
5 8 (9.41%) Git (software)
5 8 (9.41%) Selenium
6 7 (8.24%) Gatling
6 7 (8.24%) Robot Framework
6 7 (8.24%) Vagrant
7 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.53%) GoogleTest
8 2 (2.35%) Mercurial
8 2 (2.35%) Subversion
9 1 (1.18%) JIRA
General
1 26 (30.59%) Finance
2 21 (24.71%) Front Office
3 14 (16.47%) Banking
4 7 (8.24%) Retail
5 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.35%) Electronics
7 1 (1.18%) Advertising
7 1 (1.18%) French Language
7 1 (1.18%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (30.59%) NumPy
1 26 (30.59%) React
2 22 (25.88%) Web Services
3 21 (24.71%) Django
4 20 (23.53%) SciPy
5 18 (21.18%) AngularJS
6 17 (20.00%) Flask
7 15 (17.65%) Celery
8 9 (10.59%) Node.js
9 8 (9.41%) CSS
9 8 (9.41%) HTML
10 7 (8.24%) Enzyme
10 7 (8.24%) J2EE
10 7 (8.24%) J2SE
10 7 (8.24%) Jest
10 7 (8.24%) pytest
10 7 (8.24%) SQLAlchemy
11 6 (7.06%) Pandas
11 6 (7.06%) TensorFlow
12 5 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (16.47%) Computer Science
3 13 (15.29%) Algorithms
4 7 (8.24%) Hedge funds
5 5 (5.88%) Data Structures
6 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.35%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.18%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (1.18%) User Experience
8 1 (1.18%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 38 (44.71%) Linux
2 1 (1.18%) Unix
2 1 (1.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 51 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (40.00%) DevOps
4 27 (31.76%) Microservices
5 21 (24.71%) Asset Management
5 21 (24.71%) TDD
6 19 (22.35%) Data Science
6 19 (22.35%) Test Automation
7 17 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (12.94%) Scrum
9 10 (11.76%) BDD
9 10 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (10.59%) Configuration Management
10 9 (10.59%) Machine Learning
11 8 (9.41%) OO
12 7 (8.24%) Deployment Automation
12 7 (8.24%) Pair Programming
12 7 (8.24%) Portfolio Management
13 6 (7.06%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 85 (100.00%) Python
2 47 (55.29%) Java
3 26 (30.59%) C++
4 11 (12.94%) C#
5 10 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 9 (10.59%) SQL
7 8 (9.41%) Go
8 7 (8.24%) ES6
8 7 (8.24%) Groovy
9 6 (7.06%) Bash Shell
9 6 (7.06%) R
10 5 (5.88%) PHP
11 4 (4.71%) Cython
12 3 (3.53%) C
13 2 (2.35%) Embedded C
13 2 (2.35%) Embedded C++
13 2 (2.35%) Scala
14 1 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (18.82%) Degree
2 14 (16.47%) AWS Certification
3 12 (14.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (7.06%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.18%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.18%) PhD
5 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 37 (43.53%) Docker
2 4 (4.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (32.94%) Terraform
2 23 (27.06%) Ansible
3 7 (8.24%) Puppet
4 6 (7.06%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.18%) Kibana
Vendors
1 6 (7.06%) Google
2 5 (5.88%) Splunk
3 1 (1.18%) Facebook
3 1 (1.18%) Twitter