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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 97 100 101
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Python 13 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.88% 0.65% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +21.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.69 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -0.70%
Python
England

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
693 770 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.39% 35.63% 35.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 445 367
Average daily rate £350 £310 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -2.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 26 35
Average hourly rate £28.69 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £16.50 £13.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £34.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Coventry - 9 £400 - 2
Birmingham -5 3 £425 +9.67% 1
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (65.38%) Java
3 16 (61.54%) .NET
3 16 (61.54%) Ruby
4 15 (57.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (46.15%) WCF
6 12 (46.15%) Ruby on Rails
6 12 (46.15%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
7 9 (34.62%) Linux
7 9 (34.62%) Web Development
8 8 (30.77%) UNIX
8 8 (30.77%) Perl
9 7 (26.92%) .NET Framework
9 7 (26.92%) Scrum
9 7 (26.92%) Kanban
10 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
10 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
10 5 (19.23%) Subversion
11 4 (15.38%) Mac OS X
11 4 (15.38%) Puppet
11 4 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (11.54%) DevOps
12 3 (11.54%) PHP
12 3 (11.54%) HTML
12 3 (11.54%) Windows
12 3 (11.54%) CSS
12 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
13 2 (7.69%) Data Mining

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (46.15%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (7.69%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) SSL
2 1 (3.85%) S/MIME
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.85%) IMAP
2 1 (3.85%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) Informix
Development Applications
1 15 (57.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (19.23%) Subversion
2 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) Ant
3 1 (3.85%) Maven
3 1 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.85%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.85%) Hudson
3 1 (3.85%) Gradle
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) Apache Ivy
General
1 1 (3.85%) Automotive
1 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Lead Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Lead .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Forensic Investigator
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Python Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Python Web Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Security Investigator
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (61.54%) .NET
2 12 (46.15%) Ruby on Rails
2 12 (46.15%) WCF
3 7 (26.92%) .NET Framework
4 3 (11.54%) HTML
4 3 (11.54%) CSS
5 2 (7.69%) J2EE
6 1 (3.85%) SOAP
6 1 (3.85%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Data Extraction
1 2 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (3.85%) PKI
2 1 (3.85%) Derivative
2 1 (3.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Linux
2 8 (30.77%) UNIX
3 4 (15.38%) Mac OS X
4 3 (11.54%) Windows
5 1 (3.85%) Solaris
5 1 (3.85%) SUSE
5 1 (3.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Web Development
3 7 (26.92%) Kanban
3 7 (26.92%) Scrum
4 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
5 3 (11.54%) DevOps
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL
7 1 (3.85%) Six Sigma
7 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.85%) Migration
7 1 (3.85%) Release Management
7 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.85%) Build Automation
7 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) Java
2 16 (61.54%) Ruby
3 8 (30.77%) Perl
4 3 (11.54%) PHP
5 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.69%) C#
5 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.85%) Scala
6 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.85%) Groovy
6 1 (3.85%) C++
6 1 (3.85%) C
6 1 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) EnCE
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) CCNP
2 1 (3.85%) CCNA
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) RHCE
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.85%) Sendmail
1 1 (3.85%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Puppet
1 4 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.85%) CFEngine
2 1 (3.85%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Rackspace
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Sybase
3 1 (3.85%) Perforce
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Proofpoint