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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 104 103 90
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing Python 11 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.051% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.52% 0.16% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 12
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£350 - £323
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 - £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 - £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-29.57% -2.73%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
725 636 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.74% 32.30% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 341 385
Average daily rate £325 £313 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 27
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £15.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.10 £37.64 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 29 July 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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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 6 £350 - 3
Birmingham - 2 £400 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £325 - 2
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Python
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 11 (78.57%) Perl
2 9 (64.29%) PHP
2 9 (64.29%) Linux
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (50.00%) Puppet
3 7 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (50.00%) DevOps
4 6 (42.86%) Scala
4 6 (42.86%) Nagios
5 4 (28.57%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 3 (21.43%) C
6 3 (21.43%) MySQL
6 3 (21.43%) UNIX
6 3 (21.43%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) HTML
7 2 (14.29%) CSS
7 2 (14.29%) Web Development
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle
7 2 (14.29%) SQL
7 2 (14.29%) VB
7 2 (14.29%) Ruby
7 2 (14.29%) WordPress
7 2 (14.29%) Magento
7 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
8 1 (7.14%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (7.14%) HTML5
8 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (14.29%) WordPress
2 1 (7.14%) Node.js
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
2 1 (7.14%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Photoshop
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Informix
2 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Ant
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
1 1 (7.14%) Maven
1 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Mercurial
1 1 (7.14%) Hudson
1 1 (7.14%) Gradle
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) Apache Ivy
General
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Penetration Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Python Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Security Investigator
5 1 (7.14%) Forensic Investigator
5 1 (7.14%) Security Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (7.14%) CSS3
3 1 (7.14%) ZeroMQ
3 1 (7.14%) J2EE
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.14%) Data Extraction
1 1 (7.14%) Open Source
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) AIX
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (14.29%) Web Development
3 1 (7.14%) Release Management
3 1 (7.14%) OO
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
3 1 (7.14%) Build Automation
3 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Content Management
3 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) MVC
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) Perl
2 9 (64.29%) PHP
3 6 (42.86%) Scala
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 3 (21.43%) C
6 2 (14.29%) SQL
6 2 (14.29%) VB
6 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
6 2 (14.29%) Ruby
7 1 (7.14%) PHP5
7 1 (7.14%) Groovy
7 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 1 (7.14%) VBA
7 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
7 1 (7.14%) C#
7 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) EnCE
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Terminal Server
1 1 (7.14%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) Puppet
1 7 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (42.86%) Nagios
3 1 (7.14%) Nessus
3 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (7.14%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (7.14%) CFEngine
3 1 (7.14%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Sybase
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (7.14%) Sony
2 1 (7.14%) Perforce
2 1 (7.14%) Marketo
2 1 (7.14%) HubSpot
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
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