The first table below looks at the demand for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the West Midlands region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 115 95 97
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Contract jobs citing Python 3 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.16% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.41% 0.51% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate £270 £250 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -30.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
736 592 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.08% 32.30% 33.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 310 375
Average daily rate £320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 37
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £15.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Python
England

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Python Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Python
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Python Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Python
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 2 £275 - 2
Coventry - - - - 3
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 3
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 5 (83.33%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) PHP
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (33.33%) Puppet
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (33.33%) LAMP
4 2 (33.33%) VB
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) Perl
4 2 (33.33%) C
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) MySQL
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (33.33%) Nagios
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (33.33%) KVM
5 1 (16.67%) Terminal Server
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) ERwin
5 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (16.67%) Adobe
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) CA
5 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) CMS
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (16.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Photoshop
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) ERwin
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) LAMP
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) CSS3
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
1 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
1 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (16.67%) Content Management
1 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (16.67%) Web Development
1 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) PHP
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (33.33%) VB
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) C
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) VBA
4 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (33.33%) KVM
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Server
2 1 (16.67%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Nagios
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) Nessus
2 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (16.67%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Sony
3 1 (16.67%) Adobe
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) CA