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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 45 54 53
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing Python 19 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.70% 0.75% 0.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.93% 2.54% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 4
Median daily rate £513 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -2.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £46.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +42.30%
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
274 197 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 38.98% 29.58% 28.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 128 127
Median daily rate £388 £381 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% +12.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £505 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £36.00 £15.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.06% -23.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.69 £12.20 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.50 £22.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%

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
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 9 December 2016, 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 21 (67.74%) Linux
2 20 (64.52%) Ansible
3 19 (61.29%) Ruby
3 19 (61.29%) DevOps
4 18 (58.06%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (58.06%) Puppet
5 17 (54.84%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (45.16%) Open Source
7 13 (41.94%) HTTP
7 13 (41.94%) Web Services
8 12 (38.71%) Configuration Management
8 12 (38.71%) TCP/IP
8 12 (38.71%) Jenkins
8 12 (38.71%) Web Operations
9 11 (35.48%) Salt
9 11 (35.48%) Rackspace
9 11 (35.48%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (35.48%) SSL
9 11 (35.48%) PHP
10 9 (29.03%) Subversion
10 9 (29.03%) MongoDB
10 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
11 8 (25.81%) Java
11 8 (25.81%) MySQL
11 8 (25.81%) Terraform
12 7 (22.58%) Bash Shell
12 7 (22.58%) Docker
13 6 (19.35%) Continuous Delivery

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 (16.13%) Apache
1 5 (16.13%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (9.68%) MindAlign
2 3 (9.68%) nginx
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.23%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 17 (54.84%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon S3
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (9.68%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (9.68%) GitHub
3 3 (9.68%) Route 53
3 3 (9.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (41.94%) HTTP
2 12 (38.71%) TCP/IP
3 11 (35.48%) SSL
4 3 (9.68%) IMAP
4 3 (9.68%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (9.68%) S/MIME
4 3 (9.68%) SMTP
5 1 (3.23%) DNS
5 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (29.03%) MongoDB
3 8 (25.81%) MySQL
4 3 (9.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (9.68%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (6.45%) InfluxDB
5 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.23%) Apache Hive
6 1 (3.23%) Big Data
6 1 (3.23%) Impala
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Jenkins
2 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
2 9 (29.03%) Subversion
3 2 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.23%) Selenium
4 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.23%) Advertising
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Games
1 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) AWS DevOps
2 5 (16.13%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Senior DevOps
2 5 (16.13%) WebOps Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 4 (12.90%) Senior WebOps Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) DevOps Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Django Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.45%) Data Scientist
5 2 (6.45%) Python Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Data Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (41.94%) Web Services
2 5 (16.13%) ELK Stack
3 4 (12.90%) CSS
3 4 (12.90%) HTML
4 3 (9.68%) Celery
4 3 (9.68%) Django
4 3 (9.68%) Flask
4 3 (9.68%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (9.68%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (9.68%) Sensu
5 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) User Experience
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) PKI
3 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) Neural Network
3 1 (3.23%) Physics
3 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Unix
3 3 (9.68%) Solaris
4 2 (6.45%) CentOS
4 2 (6.45%) SUSE
5 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) DevOps
2 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (45.16%) Open Source
4 12 (38.71%) Configuration Management
4 12 (38.71%) Web Operations
5 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (19.35%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (12.90%) TDD
8 3 (9.68%) Microservices
8 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Analytics
9 2 (6.45%) BDD
9 2 (6.45%) Continuous Deployment
9 2 (6.45%) OO
9 2 (6.45%) OOP
9 2 (6.45%) Scrum
10 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
10 1 (3.23%) ETL
10 1 (3.23%) Stochastic Modelling
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) Ruby
2 11 (35.48%) PHP
3 8 (25.81%) Java
4 7 (22.58%) Bash Shell
5 4 (12.90%) Perl
6 3 (9.68%) R
7 2 (6.45%) Go
7 2 (6.45%) SQL
8 1 (3.23%) C
8 1 (3.23%) C++
8 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
8 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) Docker
2 3 (9.68%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 20 (64.52%) Ansible
2 18 (58.06%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (58.06%) Puppet
3 11 (35.48%) Salt
4 8 (25.81%) Terraform
5 5 (16.13%) Kubernetes
6 4 (12.90%) Mesos
7 3 (9.68%) collectd
7 3 (9.68%) Kibana
7 3 (9.68%) logstash
7 3 (9.68%) StatsD
8 2 (6.45%) Graphite
8 2 (6.45%) Marathon
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Rackspace
2 3 (9.68%) Proofpoint
2 3 (9.68%) SaltStack
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle