The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 36 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs citing Python 30 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.11% 0.30% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.20% 0.91% -
Number of daily rates quoted 22 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.68% -3.33%
Python
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
246 219 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.70% 32.64% 29.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 144 83
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £246 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £28.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -24.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £36.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +4.41%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python across the Birmingham region.

Python Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Birmingham region.

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python.

1 27 (84.38%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (75.00%) TDD
3 23 (71.88%) Scrum
3 23 (71.88%) BDD
4 22 (68.75%) Flask
4 22 (68.75%) Django
4 22 (68.75%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (65.63%) MVC
5 21 (65.63%) Linux
6 20 (62.50%) SQL Server
6 20 (62.50%) Subversion
6 20 (62.50%) Git (software)
6 20 (62.50%) Mentoring
7 19 (59.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
8 18 (56.25%) Ubuntu
8 18 (56.25%) Debian
9 17 (53.13%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (50.00%) RESTful
11 15 (46.88%) Selenium
12 13 (40.63%) Microservices
12 13 (40.63%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
12 13 (40.63%) .NET
12 13 (40.63%) SOA
12 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
12 13 (40.63%) Vagrant
13 12 (37.50%) TOGAF
14 5 (15.63%) SQL
15 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
16 3 (9.38%) Finance

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.25%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Odoo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (68.75%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (62.50%) Subversion
1 20 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 19 (59.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (46.88%) Selenium
4 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Billing
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (100.00%) Developer
2 27 (84.38%) Python Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Senior Python Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Senior Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Python Software Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Django Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Data Scientist
5 1 (3.13%) Python/Django Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (68.75%) Django
1 22 (68.75%) Flask
2 16 (50.00%) RESTful
3 13 (40.63%) .NET
4 1 (3.13%) CSS
4 1 (3.13%) Symfony
4 1 (3.13%) jQuery
4 1 (3.13%) iPhone SDK
4 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Informatics
1 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.25%) Data Integration
1 2 (6.25%) Health Informatics
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
2 1 (3.13%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 21 (65.63%) Linux
2 18 (56.25%) Debian
2 18 (56.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (84.38%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (75.00%) TDD
3 23 (71.88%) Scrum
3 23 (71.88%) BDD
4 21 (65.63%) MVC
5 20 (62.50%) Mentoring
6 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
7 17 (53.13%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (40.63%) Microservices
8 13 (40.63%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 13 (40.63%) SOA
9 12 (37.50%) TOGAF
10 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
10 2 (6.25%) Bioinformatics
10 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
11 1 (3.13%) Web Development
11 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (3.13%) CRM
11 1 (3.13%) Analytics
11 1 (3.13%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Java
2 2 (6.25%) R
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) PHP
3 1 (3.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SNOMED CT
Systems Management
1 13 (40.63%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Cerner
3 1 (3.13%) Zend