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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 53 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Python 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.59% 0.50% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.83% 1.97% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £413 £356 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
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
219 152 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.30% 25.12% 33.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 99 113
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Average hourly rate £14.25 £13.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £11.80 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £22.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 12 February 2016, 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 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) MySQL
2 4 (44.44%) CSS
2 4 (44.44%) HTML
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) Perl
3 3 (33.33%) Objective-C
3 3 (33.33%) Subversion
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Symfony
3 3 (33.33%) Zend
3 3 (33.33%) Django
3 3 (33.33%) jQuery
3 3 (33.33%) iPhone
3 3 (33.33%) iPhone SDK
3 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 3 (33.33%) Flask
3 3 (33.33%) User Experience
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
4 2 (22.22%) Derivative
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 2 (22.22%) Financial Institution
4 2 (22.22%) Back Office
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (11.11%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) MySQL
2 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) Gradle
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (22.22%) Back Office
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Financial Institution
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Python Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Junior
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps Manager
4 1 (11.11%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (11.11%) HTML Developer
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) MySQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) PHP Developer
4 1 (11.11%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SOA Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) CSS
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) Django
2 3 (33.33%) Flask
2 3 (33.33%) iPhone SDK
2 3 (33.33%) jQuery
2 3 (33.33%) Symfony
3 1 (11.11%) CGI
3 1 (11.11%) Flash
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) iPhone
1 3 (33.33%) User Experience
2 2 (22.22%) Derivative
2 2 (22.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) DevOps
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) Perl
3 3 (33.33%) Objective-C
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 1 (11.11%) Groovy
5 1 (11.11%) PHP
5 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (11.11%) Ruby
5 1 (11.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (11.11%) FlexNet
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Zend
2 1 (11.11%) CA
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) SunGard