The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 109 110 96
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -14
Contract jobs citing Python 15 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.56% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.75% 0.40% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
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£463 £270 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.29% +8.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
- +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
Python
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
858 745 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.85% 31.17% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 432 290
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 27 21
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £12.20 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Python Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 9 £463 -
Worcestershire - 3 - - 1
Birmingham 0 2 £281 +2.27% 6
Coventry - 1 £300 - 3
Python
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 21 (77.78%) Java
2 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (48.15%) Scrum
4 10 (37.04%) JSON
4 10 (37.04%) JIRA
5 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 9 (33.33%) Ruby
5 9 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (33.33%) Hadoop
5 9 (33.33%) HBase
6 8 (29.63%) Confluence
6 8 (29.63%) Docker
6 8 (29.63%) .NET
6 8 (29.63%) Data Mining
7 6 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 6 (22.22%) Open Source
7 6 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (22.22%) WCF
8 5 (18.52%) Web Development
8 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
8 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
8 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
9 4 (14.81%) Linux
9 4 (14.81%) Big Data
9 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
9 4 (14.81%) Mac OS X
9 4 (14.81%) Kanban
9 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 8 (29.63%) Confluence
2 6 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (7.41%) SAS
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.70%) JBoss
4 1 (3.70%) Apache
4 1 (3.70%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Maya
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) ASN.1
2 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 9 (33.33%) HBase
2 8 (29.63%) Data Mining
3 4 (14.81%) Big Data
4 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) JIRA
2 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 9 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
4 3 (11.11%) Subversion
5 1 (3.70%) Selenium
5 1 (3.70%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (3.70%) Ant
5 1 (3.70%) JUnit
General
1 2 (7.41%) Billing
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Hadoop Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Systems Architect
5 3 (11.11%) AWS Developer
5 3 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Lead Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Software Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Python Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Lead .NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Data Scientist
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Programmer
7 1 (3.70%) Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) JSON
2 8 (29.63%) .NET
3 6 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
3 6 (22.22%) WCF
4 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
5 3 (11.11%) HTML
5 3 (11.11%) CSS
6 1 (3.70%) jQuery
6 1 (3.70%) HTML5
6 1 (3.70%) CSS3
6 1 (3.70%) PhoneGap
6 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.70%) Apache Camel
6 1 (3.70%) Middleware
6 1 (3.70%) LAMP
6 1 (3.70%) JMS
6 1 (3.70%) SOAP
6 1 (3.70%) XML
6 1 (3.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Open Source
2 2 (7.41%) Health Informatics
2 2 (7.41%) Data Integration
2 2 (7.41%) Informatics
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
1 4 (14.81%) Mac OS X
2 3 (11.11%) UNIX
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Android
3 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) Scrum
3 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 5 (18.52%) Web Development
5 4 (14.81%) Kanban
6 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.41%) OO
7 2 (7.41%) Analytics
7 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.41%) Software Architecture
7 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
7 2 (7.41%) Bioinformatics
7 2 (7.41%) Reverse Engineering
7 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
8 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.70%) Game Development
8 1 (3.70%) 3D Modelling
8 1 (3.70%) Mobile Development
8 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (77.78%) Java
2 9 (33.33%) Ruby
3 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.11%) PHP
4 3 (11.11%) C++
5 2 (7.41%) C
5 2 (7.41%) C#
5 2 (7.41%) SQL
5 2 (7.41%) Perl
5 2 (7.41%) R
6 1 (3.70%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.70%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SNOMED CT
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Cerner
3 1 (3.70%) Talend
3 1 (3.70%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
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