The median contractor rate for a Senior Python Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 549 627 616
Rank change year-on-year +78 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Python Developer 61 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.050% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.053% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 16 16
Median daily rate £525 £425 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% +3.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £363 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £629 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +19.35% +0.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Senior Python Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Python Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Python Developer in the UK

Senior Python Developer
Top 14 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +60 61 £525 +22.09% 16
London +37 53 £570 +34.11% 12
City of London +20 23 £625 +45.34%
South West - 5 £450 -
Bristol - 3 £663 -
Cambridge +4 2 £475 -
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £475 -
East of England -2 2 £475 -
Plymouth - 2 £438 -
Devon - 2 £438 -
East Midlands - 1 £450 -
Feltham - 1 £460 -
Heathrow - 1 £600 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £450 -

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 104 (100.00%) Python
2 51 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (34.62%) TDD
4 33 (31.73%) Finance
5 31 (29.81%) Java
6 30 (28.85%) Django
7 25 (24.04%) Node.js
8 22 (21.15%) Software Delivery
8 22 (21.15%) JavaScript
8 22 (21.15%) MySQL
9 21 (20.19%) Pair Programming
9 21 (20.19%) DevOps
10 20 (19.23%) NoSQL
10 20 (19.23%) Git (software)
11 18 (17.31%) RESTful
11 18 (17.31%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (16.35%) BDD
12 17 (16.35%) Relational Database
13 16 (15.38%) Microservices
13 16 (15.38%) Go
13 16 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (15.38%) Linux
14 15 (14.42%) SQL
14 15 (14.42%) Docker
15 14 (13.46%) Scala
15 14 (13.46%) HTML
16 13 (12.50%) Test Automation
16 13 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
16 13 (12.50%) Flask
16 13 (12.50%) Big Data

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 7 (6.73%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.92%) Apache
3 2 (1.92%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.92%) SAS
4 1 (0.96%) CMS
4 1 (0.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.92%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.92%) GitHub
4 2 (1.92%) PaaS
5 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.15%) MySQL
2 20 (19.23%) NoSQL
3 18 (17.31%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (16.35%) Relational Database
5 13 (12.50%) Big Data
6 10 (9.62%) RDBMS
7 8 (7.69%) Hadoop
8 6 (5.77%) MongoDB
9 5 (4.81%) Apache Hive
9 5 (4.81%) HBase
10 4 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database
11 3 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (2.88%) Redis
11 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
12 2 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 20 (19.23%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.81%) JIRA
4 3 (2.88%) Mockito
5 2 (1.92%) Bower
5 2 (1.92%) Grunt
5 2 (1.92%) Selenium
6 1 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.96%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.96%) Vagrant
General
1 33 (31.73%) Finance
2 8 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.73%) Banking
3 7 (6.73%) Electronics
3 7 (6.73%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.77%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.77%) Marketing
5 5 (4.81%) Front Office
6 3 (2.88%) Retail
7 2 (1.92%) Games
7 2 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.96%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (28.85%) Django
2 25 (24.04%) Node.js
3 18 (17.31%) RESTful
4 14 (13.46%) HTML
5 13 (12.50%) Flask
6 11 (10.58%) CSS
6 11 (10.58%) Web Services
7 7 (6.73%) AngularJS
7 7 (6.73%) jQuery
8 6 (5.77%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (4.81%) Celery
10 4 (3.85%) LAMP
10 4 (3.85%) REST
11 3 (2.88%) Ajax
11 3 (2.88%) CSS3
11 3 (2.88%) JSON
11 3 (2.88%) Kafka
11 3 (2.88%) Middleware
11 3 (2.88%) NumPy
11 3 (2.88%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.81%) Algorithms
1 5 (4.81%) Fixed Income
1 5 (4.81%) Life Science
2 4 (3.85%) Derivative
2 4 (3.85%) Fintech
2 4 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.88%) Equities
4 2 (1.92%) Grid Computing
4 2 (1.92%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.92%) User Experience
5 1 (0.96%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (0.96%) Blog
5 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.96%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.38%) Linux
2 5 (4.81%) Ubuntu
3 4 (3.85%) Unix
4 1 (0.96%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (34.62%) TDD
3 22 (21.15%) Software Delivery
4 21 (20.19%) DevOps
4 21 (20.19%) Pair Programming
5 17 (16.35%) BDD
6 16 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (15.38%) Microservices
7 13 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 12 (11.54%) Investment Management
8 12 (11.54%) Scrum
8 12 (11.54%) Web Development
9 11 (10.58%) Continuous Deployment
10 10 (9.62%) Data Modelling
10 10 (9.62%) OO
10 10 (9.62%) User Stories
11 8 (7.69%) Parallel Processing
12 7 (6.73%) Kanban
13 6 (5.77%) Analytics
13 6 (5.77%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (100.00%) Python
2 31 (29.81%) Java
3 22 (21.15%) JavaScript
4 16 (15.38%) Go
5 15 (14.42%) SQL
6 14 (13.46%) Scala
7 4 (3.85%) C++
8 3 (2.88%) Ruby
9 2 (1.92%) C
10 1 (0.96%) C#
10 1 (0.96%) Lua
10 1 (0.96%) Perl
10 1 (0.96%) PHP
10 1 (0.96%) R
10 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 12 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.85%) Degree
3 3 (2.88%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) MiFID
2 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.96%) EMIR
2 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 15 (14.42%) Docker
2 1 (0.96%) Cronacle
2 1 (0.96%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (9.62%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.81%) Oozie
3 4 (3.85%) Kibana
3 4 (3.85%) logstash
4 3 (2.88%) Grafana
5 2 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.96%) Ansible
6 1 (0.96%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (5.77%) Oracle
1 6 (5.77%) SAP
2 4 (3.85%) AppDynamics
2 4 (3.85%) Splunk
3 2 (1.92%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.96%) Samsung