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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 103 109 104
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Python 14 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.56% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.86% 1.03% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £335 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £380 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.66 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
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
752 776 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.24% 30.65% 33.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 442 413
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 14
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.92 £74.30 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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
Birmingham +10 6 £406 +1.56% 9
Shropshire -3 6 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - - 2
Coventry -4 1 £380 +8.57% 4
Warwickshire - 1 - - 2
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (60.00%) TDD
2 27 (60.00%) Scrum
3 26 (57.78%) Django
4 25 (55.56%) BDD
4 25 (55.56%) Flask
4 25 (55.56%) Linux
5 23 (51.11%) Subversion
5 23 (51.11%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (48.89%) MVC
7 21 (46.67%) SQL Server
7 21 (46.67%) Mentoring
7 21 (46.67%) Git (software)
8 20 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (42.22%) Test Automation
9 19 (42.22%) Debian
9 19 (42.22%) Ubuntu
10 17 (37.78%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (37.78%) Selenium
11 16 (35.56%) RESTful
11 16 (35.56%) .NET
12 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
12 13 (28.89%) SOA
12 13 (28.89%) Vagrant
12 13 (28.89%) Microservices
12 13 (28.89%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
13 12 (26.67%) TOGAF
14 8 (17.78%) HTML
15 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
15 7 (15.56%) SQL

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (8.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Odoo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) DSLAM
2 1 (2.22%) VDSL
2 1 (2.22%) ADSL
2 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (51.11%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
3 4 (8.89%) MySQL
4 3 (6.67%) HBase
4 3 (6.67%) Big Data
4 3 (6.67%) Data Mining
4 3 (6.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 23 (51.11%) Subversion
2 21 (46.67%) Git (software)
3 20 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (37.78%) Selenium
5 4 (8.89%) JIRA
6 1 (2.22%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.22%) PHPUnit
6 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Back Office
3 1 (2.22%) Automotive
3 1 (2.22%) Games
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (91.11%) Developer
2 31 (68.89%) Python Developer
3 7 (15.56%) Senior Python Developer
3 7 (15.56%) Senior Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Systems Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Hadoop Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Python Software Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Programmer
6 1 (2.22%) Administrator
6 1 (2.22%) Games Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Games Programmer
6 1 (2.22%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) C++ Programmer
6 1 (2.22%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.22%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (57.78%) Django
2 25 (55.56%) Flask
3 16 (35.56%) RESTful
3 16 (35.56%) .NET
4 8 (17.78%) HTML
5 7 (15.56%) CSS
6 4 (8.89%) JSON
7 3 (6.67%) Symfony
7 3 (6.67%) jQuery
7 3 (6.67%) iPhone SDK
7 3 (6.67%) HTML5
8 1 (2.22%) CSS3
8 1 (2.22%) LINQ
8 1 (2.22%) WCF
8 1 (2.22%) Flash
8 1 (2.22%) CGI
8 1 (2.22%) Middleware
8 1 (2.22%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) iPhone
1 3 (6.67%) User Experience
2 1 (2.22%) PlayStation
2 1 (2.22%) Arduino
2 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.22%) Linked Data
2 1 (2.22%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 25 (55.56%) Linux
2 19 (42.22%) Debian
2 19 (42.22%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Android
3 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (60.00%) TDD
2 27 (60.00%) Scrum
3 25 (55.56%) BDD
4 22 (48.89%) MVC
5 21 (46.67%) Mentoring
6 19 (42.22%) Test Automation
7 17 (37.78%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (28.89%) SOA
8 13 (28.89%) Microservices
8 13 (28.89%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
9 12 (26.67%) TOGAF
10 3 (6.67%) Software Engineering
10 3 (6.67%) Open Source
10 3 (6.67%) Test Strategy
11 2 (4.44%) Web Development
12 1 (2.22%) Workflow
12 1 (2.22%) Multithreading
12 1 (2.22%) Data Protection
12 1 (2.22%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
1 7 (15.56%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) Java
2 4 (8.89%) PHP
3 3 (6.67%) Perl
3 3 (6.67%) C#
3 3 (6.67%) C++
3 3 (6.67%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.22%) Ruby
4 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.22%) Scala
4 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (28.89%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) Zend
3 1 (2.22%) Facebook
3 1 (2.22%) Twitter
3 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
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