The median contractor rate for a Senior Python Developer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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.

Senior Python Developer
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 626 612
Rank change year-on-year +72 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Python Developer 46 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.026% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.027% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 7 10
Median daily rate £488 £405 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.37% -24.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £390 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £431
% change year-on-year +1.25% -7.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

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 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Python Developer in the UK

Senior Python Developer
Top 16 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 30 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 +82 46 £488 +21.11% 18
London +64 37 £500 +5.26% 11
Yorkshire +19 4 £390 -2.50% 3
West Yorkshire +18 4 £390 +4.00% 2
City of London +15 4 £425 - 4
Leeds +9 4 £390 +4.00% 1
South East +21 3 £438 +9.37%
Berkshire +26 2 £438 +9.37%
Reading +16 1 £525 +31.25%
Slough - 1 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £420 -
Manchester - 1 £513 -
North West - 1 £513 -
South West - 1 £420 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 68 (100.00%) Python
2 27 (39.71%) Django
3 18 (26.47%) Java
4 16 (23.53%) Linux
4 16 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (22.06%) JavaScript
5 15 (22.06%) Flask
6 13 (19.12%) Big Data
7 11 (16.18%) DevOps
7 11 (16.18%) Finance
8 10 (14.71%) Web Services
9 9 (13.24%) SQL
9 9 (13.24%) Hadoop
9 9 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
10 8 (11.76%) Scala
10 8 (11.76%) Apache Spark
10 8 (11.76%) TDD
10 8 (11.76%) Ruby
11 7 (10.29%) jQuery
11 7 (10.29%) HTML
11 7 (10.29%) Docker
11 7 (10.29%) Relational Database
11 7 (10.29%) AngularJS
11 7 (10.29%) NoSQL
12 6 (8.82%) BDD
12 6 (8.82%) REST
12 6 (8.82%) Analytics
12 6 (8.82%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (8.82%) Algorithms

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 8 (11.76%) Apache Spark
2 6 (8.82%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (2.94%) Apache
3 2 (2.94%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (2.94%) SAS
4 1 (1.47%) CMS
4 1 (1.47%) Confluence
4 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.41%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (4.41%) PaaS
3 2 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.94%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.47%) Datadog
4 1 (1.47%) GitHub
4 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) HTTP
2 2 (2.94%) NGN
2 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.12%) Big Data
2 9 (13.24%) Hadoop
3 7 (10.29%) NoSQL
3 7 (10.29%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.35%) Apache Hive
4 5 (7.35%) HBase
4 5 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.88%) MySQL
6 3 (4.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
6 3 (4.41%) Redis
6 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.94%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.88%) Selenium
3 3 (4.41%) Android Studio
3 3 (4.41%) Codeship
3 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.41%) JIRA
4 1 (1.47%) Bazaar
4 1 (1.47%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.47%) Bower
4 1 (1.47%) Grunt
4 1 (1.47%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.47%) Subversion
4 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (16.18%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Banking
2 4 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (4.41%) Retail
4 2 (2.94%) Electronics
4 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.47%) Back Office
5 1 (1.47%) Games
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
5 1 (1.47%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (39.71%) Django
2 15 (22.06%) Flask
3 10 (14.71%) Web Services
4 7 (10.29%) AngularJS
4 7 (10.29%) HTML
4 7 (10.29%) jQuery
5 6 (8.82%) REST
6 5 (7.35%) CSS
7 4 (5.88%) RESTful
8 3 (4.41%) Celery
8 3 (4.41%) Middleware
8 3 (4.41%) Pandas
8 3 (4.41%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (4.41%) Sass
8 3 (4.41%) ZeroMQ
9 2 (2.94%) CherryPy
9 2 (2.94%) Dropwizard
9 2 (2.94%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (2.94%) LAMP
9 2 (2.94%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Algorithms
2 4 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.88%) Fintech
2 4 (5.88%) Life Science
3 3 (4.41%) Derivative
3 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.41%) Equities
3 3 (4.41%) iPad
4 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.94%) User Experience
5 1 (1.47%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.47%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.47%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.53%) Linux
2 4 (5.88%) Unix
3 3 (4.41%) Android
3 3 (4.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (16.18%) DevOps
3 8 (11.76%) TDD
4 6 (8.82%) Analytics
4 6 (8.82%) BDD
5 5 (7.35%) Big Data Analytics
5 5 (7.35%) Data Analytics
5 5 (7.35%) Data Modelling
5 5 (7.35%) Scrum
6 4 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 4 (5.88%) ETL
6 4 (5.88%) Front End Development
7 3 (4.41%) Concurrent Programming
7 3 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.41%) Integration Testing
7 3 (4.41%) Low Latency
7 3 (4.41%) Multithreaded Programming
7 3 (4.41%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.41%) Statistical Analysis
7 3 (4.41%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 68 (100.00%) Python
2 18 (26.47%) Java
3 15 (22.06%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.24%) SQL
5 8 (11.76%) Ruby
5 8 (11.76%) Scala
6 5 (7.35%) C++
7 3 (4.41%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.41%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (2.94%) C
8 2 (2.94%) C#
8 2 (2.94%) Go
8 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.47%) Clojure
9 1 (1.47%) Perl
9 1 (1.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) DBS Check
2 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) MiFID
2 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.47%) EMIR
2 1 (1.47%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (10.29%) Docker
2 1 (1.47%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) Oozie
2 2 (2.94%) Ansible
2 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.94%) Puppet
3 1 (1.47%) Salt
3 1 (1.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (4.41%) Apigee
2 2 (2.94%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.94%) Google
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (1.47%) Samsung
3 1 (1.47%) SAP
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago