Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Python Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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.

Senior Python Developer
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 774 829 842
Rank change year-on-year +55 +13 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Python Developer 113 62 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.059% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.062% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 41 32
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.94% +6.32%
10th Percentile £441 £408 £438
90th Percentile £688 £600 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £550 £483
% change year-on-year -18.18% +13.81% -10.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
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 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
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

Senior Python Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Python Developer in the UK

Senior Python Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Python Developer in the UK

Senior Python Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Python Developer over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Python Developer in the UK

Senior Python Developer
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Python Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 +66 112 £550 +15.79% 26
London +37 107 £570 +20.00% 13
UK excluding London +34 6 £450 -18.18% 14
East of England - 4 £438 - 6
South West -7 1 £450 -25.00% 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1

Senior Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Senior Python Developer 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 Senior Python Developer in the job title.

1 113 (100.00%) Python
2 77 (68.14%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (45.13%) Finance
4 49 (43.36%) Java
5 41 (36.28%) Relational Database
6 40 (35.40%) TDD
7 38 (33.63%) Banking
8 34 (30.09%) Unit Testing
9 32 (28.32%) RDBMS
10 31 (27.43%) Amazon AWS
11 30 (26.55%) RESTful
12 28 (24.78%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (24.78%) Django
13 27 (23.89%) JavaScript
14 26 (23.01%) MySQL
14 26 (23.01%) NoSQL
15 25 (22.12%) SQL Server
16 24 (21.24%) Front Office
16 24 (21.24%) Flask
16 24 (21.24%) DevOps
16 24 (21.24%) Microservices
17 23 (20.35%) SDLC
17 23 (20.35%) BDD
17 23 (20.35%) Pair Programming
18 22 (19.47%) Derivative
18 22 (19.47%) VBA
19 21 (18.58%) PostgreSQL
20 19 (16.81%) Docker
21 18 (15.93%) Scrum
22 17 (15.04%) Fixed Income

Senior Python Developer 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 5 (4.42%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.77%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.88%) CMS
3 1 (0.88%) nginx
3 1 (0.88%) Tornado
Cloud Services
1 31 (27.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.54%) GitHub
2 4 (3.54%) Slack
2 4 (3.54%) Trello
3 3 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (1.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.88%) Firebase
5 1 (0.88%) PaaS
5 1 (0.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.65%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (36.28%) Relational Database
2 32 (28.32%) RDBMS
3 26 (23.01%) MySQL
3 26 (23.01%) NoSQL
4 25 (22.12%) SQL Server
5 21 (18.58%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (7.08%) MongoDB
7 7 (6.19%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (3.54%) Big Data
9 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.77%) Neo4j
10 2 (1.77%) OLTP
11 1 (0.88%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (14.16%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.19%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.65%) Mockito
4 2 (1.77%) JIRA
4 2 (1.77%) PyCharm
5 1 (0.88%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.88%) Gradle
5 1 (0.88%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.88%) Subversion
5 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.88%) Vagrant
General
1 51 (45.13%) Finance
2 38 (33.63%) Banking
3 24 (21.24%) Front Office
4 7 (6.19%) Games
5 6 (5.31%) Retail
6 5 (4.42%) Investment Banking
6 5 (4.42%) Telecoms
7 4 (3.54%) Electronics
7 4 (3.54%) Manufacturing
7 4 (3.54%) Marketing
8 3 (2.65%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.55%) RESTful
2 28 (24.78%) Django
3 24 (21.24%) Flask
4 9 (7.96%) Node.js
5 8 (7.08%) JDBC
5 8 (7.08%) Web Services
6 7 (6.19%) jQuery
7 6 (5.31%) Ajax
7 6 (5.31%) Celery
7 6 (5.31%) CSS
7 6 (5.31%) HTML
7 6 (5.31%) pytest
8 5 (4.42%) React
9 4 (3.54%) Highcharts JS
9 4 (3.54%) NumPy
9 4 (3.54%) WebSockets
10 3 (2.65%) Akka
10 3 (2.65%) Jinja
10 3 (2.65%) Kafka
10 3 (2.65%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.47%) Derivative
2 17 (15.04%) Fixed Income
3 7 (6.19%) Blog
3 7 (6.19%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.65%) Fintech
5 3 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.77%) Life Science
6 2 (1.77%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.27%) Linux
2 7 (6.19%) Mac OS X
2 7 (6.19%) Unix
3 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.88%) Android
4 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (68.14%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (35.40%) TDD
3 34 (30.09%) Unit Testing
4 28 (24.78%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (21.24%) DevOps
5 24 (21.24%) Microservices
6 23 (20.35%) BDD
6 23 (20.35%) Pair Programming
6 23 (20.35%) SDLC
7 18 (15.93%) Scrum
8 17 (15.04%) User Stories
9 16 (14.16%) High Availability
10 15 (13.27%) Asset Management
11 14 (12.39%) Kanban
11 14 (12.39%) Software Delivery
12 13 (11.50%) Continuous Deployment
12 13 (11.50%) OO
13 11 (9.73%) Data Modelling
14 10 (8.85%) Multithreading
15 9 (7.96%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (100.00%) Python
2 49 (43.36%) Java
3 27 (23.89%) JavaScript
4 22 (19.47%) VBA
5 15 (13.27%) Scala
6 12 (10.62%) SQL
7 11 (9.73%) Go
8 8 (7.08%) Ruby
9 6 (5.31%) C++
10 3 (2.65%) C
11 2 (1.77%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.77%) C#
12 1 (0.88%) Cython
12 1 (0.88%) Perl
12 1 (0.88%) PHP
12 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.54%) SC Cleared
1 4 (3.54%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.65%) Degree
3 2 (1.77%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.77%) MiFID
1 2 (1.77%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (16.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (11.50%) Kubernetes
2 10 (8.85%) Kibana
2 10 (8.85%) logstash
3 7 (6.19%) Prometheus
4 6 (5.31%) Ansible
5 3 (2.65%) Grafana
5 3 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.65%) Puppet
6 1 (0.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (8.85%) AppDynamics
1 10 (8.85%) Splunk
2 4 (3.54%) Oracle
2 4 (3.54%) SAP
3 1 (0.88%) Twitter