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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 86 111 97
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -14
Contract jobs citing Python 34 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.43% 0.42% 0.058%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.41% 1.38% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
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
771 724 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.46% 30.48% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 429 265
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £240 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 17
Average hourly rate £23.75 £33.55 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.21% +8.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £15.50 £19.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.00 £43.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +5.88%

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 30 June 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 +19 30 £375 - 2
Shropshire - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - - 1
Coventry 0 1 £300 -14.28% 2
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 38 (77.55%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (67.35%) Scrum
3 26 (53.06%) TDD
3 26 (53.06%) Git (software)
4 25 (51.02%) BDD
5 23 (46.94%) Flask
5 23 (46.94%) Django
5 23 (46.94%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (46.94%) Linux
6 22 (44.90%) MVC
7 21 (42.86%) Subversion
7 21 (42.86%) SQL Server
7 21 (42.86%) Mentoring
8 20 (40.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (38.78%) Test Automation
9 19 (38.78%) Ubuntu
9 19 (38.78%) Debian
10 17 (34.69%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (32.65%) Selenium
11 16 (32.65%) RESTful
12 14 (28.57%) Java
13 13 (26.53%) .NET
13 13 (26.53%) SOA
13 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
13 13 (26.53%) Microservices
13 13 (26.53%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
13 13 (26.53%) Vagrant
14 12 (24.49%) TOGAF
15 9 (18.37%) HBase
15 9 (18.37%) Hadoop

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (16.33%) Confluence
2 2 (4.08%) SAS
3 1 (2.04%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Odoo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) ASN.1
2 1 (2.04%) VDSL
2 1 (2.04%) ADSL
2 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.04%) DSLAM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (46.94%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 9 (18.37%) Hadoop
3 9 (18.37%) HBase
4 8 (16.33%) Data Mining
5 4 (8.16%) Big Data
6 2 (4.08%) MySQL
7 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 26 (53.06%) Git (software)
2 21 (42.86%) Subversion
3 20 (40.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (32.65%) Selenium
5 9 (18.37%) JIRA
6 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.04%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.04%) PHPUnit
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Billing
3 1 (2.04%) Games
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (83.67%) Developer
2 29 (59.18%) Python Developer
3 7 (14.29%) Senior Python Developer
3 7 (14.29%) Architect
3 7 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Hadoop Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Systems Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Software Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Python Software Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Django Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Data Scientist
8 1 (2.04%) Verification Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) PHP Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Programmer
8 1 (2.04%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (46.94%) Django
1 23 (46.94%) Flask
2 16 (32.65%) RESTful
3 13 (26.53%) .NET
4 9 (18.37%) JSON
5 2 (4.08%) CSS
5 2 (4.08%) HTML
5 2 (4.08%) LAMP
6 1 (2.04%) Middleware
6 1 (2.04%) Symfony
6 1 (2.04%) jQuery
6 1 (2.04%) iPhone SDK
6 1 (2.04%) HTML5
6 1 (2.04%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Informatics
1 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.08%) Data Integration
1 2 (4.08%) Health Informatics
2 1 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.04%) Linked Data
2 1 (2.04%) User Experience
2 1 (2.04%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.94%) Linux
2 19 (38.78%) Debian
2 19 (38.78%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Android
3 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (77.55%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (67.35%) Scrum
3 26 (53.06%) TDD
4 25 (51.02%) BDD
5 22 (44.90%) MVC
6 21 (42.86%) Mentoring
7 19 (38.78%) Test Automation
8 17 (34.69%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (26.53%) Microservices
9 13 (26.53%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
9 13 (26.53%) SOA
10 12 (24.49%) TOGAF
11 6 (12.24%) Test Strategy
12 5 (10.20%) Open Source
13 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
14 2 (4.08%) OO
14 2 (4.08%) Data Analysis
14 2 (4.08%) Bioinformatics
14 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
14 2 (4.08%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) Java
2 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
2 5 (10.20%) SQL
3 4 (8.16%) PHP
4 3 (6.12%) C++
5 2 (4.08%) R
5 2 (4.08%) C
5 2 (4.08%) C#
6 1 (2.04%) Perl
6 1 (2.04%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.04%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby
6 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (26.53%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Cerner
3 1 (2.04%) Zend