The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 40 57 55
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Contract jobs citing Python 18 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.82% 0.31% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.11% 1.00% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 1
Median daily rate £500 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +13.04%
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
222 201 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.80% 31.36% 27.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 133 103
Median daily rate £400 £331 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.75% -5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £14.25 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.15% -19.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.88%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Python Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Python.

1 34 (80.95%) Ruby
2 29 (69.05%) Linux
3 27 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (64.29%) DevOps
4 26 (61.90%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (61.90%) Puppet
5 25 (59.52%) Ansible
6 23 (54.76%) Amazon AWS
6 23 (54.76%) Open Source
7 20 (47.62%) Configuration Management
7 20 (47.62%) Web Services
8 19 (45.24%) TCP/IP
8 19 (45.24%) Jenkins
8 19 (45.24%) Web Operations
9 18 (42.86%) Salt
9 18 (42.86%) HTTP
9 18 (42.86%) SSL
9 18 (42.86%) PHP
9 18 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
10 17 (40.48%) Rackspace
11 16 (38.10%) MongoDB
11 16 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (38.10%) Java
11 16 (38.10%) MySQL
12 15 (35.71%) Subversion
12 15 (35.71%) Git (software)
13 8 (19.05%) Terraform
13 8 (19.05%) Bash Shell
14 7 (16.67%) Finance
14 7 (16.67%) .NET

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (11.90%) Apache
2 4 (9.52%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (7.14%) MindAlign
3 3 (7.14%) nginx
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.38%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.38%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 23 (54.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (7.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (7.14%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (7.14%) Amazon S3
3 3 (7.14%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (7.14%) Route 53
3 3 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (45.24%) TCP/IP
2 18 (42.86%) HTTP
2 18 (42.86%) SSL
3 3 (7.14%) IMAP
3 3 (7.14%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (7.14%) S/MIME
3 3 (7.14%) SMTP
4 2 (4.76%) DNS
5 1 (2.38%) BGP
5 1 (2.38%) Firewall
5 1 (2.38%) Internet
5 1 (2.38%) Junos
5 1 (2.38%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (38.10%) MongoDB
2 16 (38.10%) MySQL
3 5 (11.90%) EDRMS
4 3 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (4.76%) InfluxDB
6 1 (2.38%) Big Data
6 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (45.24%) Jenkins
2 15 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 15 (35.71%) Subversion
3 6 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (4.76%) Selenium
4 2 (4.76%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.38%) eggPlant
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Senior DevOps
3 5 (11.90%) Applications Support
3 5 (11.90%) AWS DevOps
3 5 (11.90%) Head of Development
3 5 (11.90%) WebOps Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) AWS Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Head of Application Development
4 4 (9.52%) Head of Applications
4 4 (9.52%) Head of Support
4 4 (9.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 4 (9.52%) Senior WebOps Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) DevOps Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.76%) Data Scientist
6 2 (4.76%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (47.62%) Web Services
2 7 (16.67%) .NET
3 6 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (7.14%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (7.14%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (7.14%) Sensu
5 1 (2.38%) CSS
5 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.38%) HTML
5 1 (2.38%) JSON
5 1 (2.38%) REST
5 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (16.67%) User Experience
2 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.76%) PKI
5 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (69.05%) Linux
2 5 (11.90%) Unix
3 3 (7.14%) Solaris
4 2 (4.76%) CentOS
4 2 (4.76%) SUSE
5 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (64.29%) DevOps
2 23 (54.76%) Open Source
3 20 (47.62%) Configuration Management
4 19 (45.24%) Web Operations
5 16 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (16.67%) Data Modelling
7 6 (14.29%) Case Management
7 6 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (11.90%) Change Management
8 5 (11.90%) CRM
8 5 (11.90%) Data Management
8 5 (11.90%) SDLC
8 5 (11.90%) Workflow
9 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (9.52%) Project Management
9 4 (9.52%) Service Management
10 3 (7.14%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (80.95%) Ruby
2 18 (42.86%) PHP
3 16 (38.10%) Java
4 8 (19.05%) Bash Shell
5 6 (14.29%) Scala
6 5 (11.90%) Perl
7 3 (7.14%) C
8 2 (4.76%) Go
8 2 (4.76%) R
8 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.76%) SQL
9 1 (2.38%) C++
9 1 (2.38%) Groovy
9 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.90%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (9.52%) Degree
3 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Docker
2 3 (7.14%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 26 (61.90%) Opscode Chef
1 26 (61.90%) Puppet
2 25 (59.52%) Ansible
3 18 (42.86%) Salt
4 8 (19.05%) Terraform
5 5 (11.90%) Kubernetes
6 4 (9.52%) Kibana
6 4 (9.52%) logstash
6 4 (9.52%) Mesos
7 3 (7.14%) collectd
7 3 (7.14%) StatsD
8 2 (4.76%) Graphite
8 2 (4.76%) Marathon
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Rackspace
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.14%) Proofpoint
3 3 (7.14%) SaltStack
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (2.38%) Juniper
5 1 (2.38%) Splunk