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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 63 61 59
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Python 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 0.30% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.17% 0.83% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.79%
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
257 241 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.25% 36.63% 38.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 173 125
Average daily rate £350 £315 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £238 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 6
Average hourly rate £20.50 £37.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.59% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £20.20 £25.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £37.00 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 23 September 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) Perl
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) Informix
3 1 (20.00%) Apache
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) SMTP
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) S/MIME
3 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) SUSE
3 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SMTP
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
1 1 (20.00%) S/MIME
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) IMAP
1 1 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
1 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Informix
2 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Python Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (20.00%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) PKI
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
2 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (20.00%) SUSE
2 1 (20.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) OO
1 1 (20.00%) MVC
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Web Development
1 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Scala
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Sybase
1 1 (20.00%) Proofpoint