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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 92 110 98
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -12
Contract jobs citing Python 33 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.29% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.19% 0.83% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 4 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £315
% change year-on-year
- +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
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
787 722 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.87% 30.89% 30.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 432 256
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 22 21
Average hourly rate £26.50 £31.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.87% -13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £11.20 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham +19 28 £375 - 8
Shropshire - 2 £463 -
Coventry +1 1 £300 -14.28% 2
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 44 (86.27%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (72.55%) Scrum
3 27 (52.94%) Git (software)
4 26 (50.98%) TDD
5 25 (49.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (49.02%) BDD
6 23 (45.10%) MVC
7 22 (43.14%) Linux
7 22 (43.14%) Flask
7 22 (43.14%) Mentoring
7 22 (43.14%) Django
8 21 (41.18%) SQL Server
8 21 (41.18%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (39.22%) Subversion
9 20 (39.22%) Java
10 19 (37.25%) Debian
10 19 (37.25%) Ubuntu
11 18 (35.29%) Test Automation
11 18 (35.29%) .NET
12 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
12 17 (33.33%) Selenium
12 17 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (31.37%) RESTful
14 14 (27.45%) SOA
15 13 (25.49%) Microservices
15 13 (25.49%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
15 13 (25.49%) Vagrant
16 12 (23.53%) TOGAF
17 10 (19.61%) JSON
17 10 (19.61%) JIRA

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (15.69%) Confluence
2 5 (9.80%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.92%) SAS
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.96%) JBoss
4 1 (1.96%) Apache
4 1 (1.96%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Maya
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (41.18%) SQL Server
1 21 (41.18%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (17.65%) HBase
2 9 (17.65%) Hadoop
3 8 (15.69%) Data Mining
4 4 (7.84%) Big Data
5 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (52.94%) Git (software)
2 25 (49.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (39.22%) Subversion
4 17 (33.33%) Selenium
5 10 (19.61%) JIRA
6 5 (9.80%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.96%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.96%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.96%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.96%) Ant
7 1 (1.96%) JUnit
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.92%) Billing
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 43 (84.31%) Developer
2 28 (54.90%) Python Developer
3 8 (15.69%) Senior Developer
4 7 (13.73%) Architect
4 7 (13.73%) Senior Python Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Hadoop Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Consultant
6 4 (7.84%) Systems Architect
7 3 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Lead Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Software Architect
9 1 (1.96%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Lead .NET Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Python/Django Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Data Scientist
9 1 (1.96%) AWS Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Data Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (43.14%) Flask
1 22 (43.14%) Django
2 18 (35.29%) .NET
3 16 (31.37%) RESTful
4 10 (19.61%) JSON
5 5 (9.80%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (9.80%) WCF
6 4 (7.84%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.92%) HTML
7 2 (3.92%) CSS
7 2 (3.92%) LAMP
7 2 (3.92%) HTML5
7 2 (3.92%) CSS3
8 1 (1.96%) jQuery
8 1 (1.96%) PhoneGap
8 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.96%) Apache Camel
8 1 (1.96%) Middleware
8 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Open Source
2 2 (3.92%) Health Informatics
2 2 (3.92%) Informatics
2 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.92%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.96%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 22 (43.14%) Linux
2 19 (37.25%) Debian
2 19 (37.25%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.96%) Android
3 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (86.27%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (72.55%) Scrum
3 26 (50.98%) TDD
4 25 (49.02%) BDD
5 23 (45.10%) MVC
6 22 (43.14%) Mentoring
7 18 (35.29%) Test Automation
8 17 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (27.45%) SOA
10 13 (25.49%) Microservices
10 13 (25.49%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
11 12 (23.53%) TOGAF
12 6 (11.76%) Test Strategy
13 4 (7.84%) Kanban
14 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
15 2 (3.92%) OO
15 2 (3.92%) Data Analysis
15 2 (3.92%) Bioinformatics
15 2 (3.92%) Analytics
15 2 (3.92%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (39.22%) Java
2 7 (13.73%) Ruby
3 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.84%) PHP
4 4 (7.84%) SQL
5 3 (5.88%) C++
6 2 (3.92%) C
6 2 (3.92%) C#
6 2 (3.92%) R
7 1 (1.96%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (25.49%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) Cerner
3 1 (1.96%) Talend
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle
Birmingham
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + possible home working 2-3 days per week
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Mason Frank
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago