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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 96 102 109
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing Python 53 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.64% 0.64% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.18% 2.18% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 6
Median daily rate £400 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £257 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £710 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.66 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.39% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
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
1023 734 824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.57% 29.22% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 438 450
Median daily rate £360 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £247 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 28
Median hourly rate £39.20 £30.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.66% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £11.26 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.84 £37.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +11.42%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +6 16 £500 +23.07% 3
Shropshire -21 13 £413 -15.38% 1
Coventry -7 5 £325 -53.57% 3
Staffordshire - 5 - - 1
Warwickshire -1 4 £229 - 2
Worcestershire - 1 £450 -
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Python.

1 33 (41.77%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.97%) Linux
3 29 (36.71%) Java
4 25 (31.65%) Ruby
5 18 (22.78%) Jenkins
6 17 (21.52%) HTML
7 16 (20.25%) Open Source
7 16 (20.25%) Puppet
8 15 (18.99%) JavaScript
8 15 (18.99%) Perl
9 14 (17.72%) CSS
9 14 (17.72%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (17.72%) R
10 13 (16.46%) Opscode Chef
10 13 (16.46%) Configuration Management
10 13 (16.46%) Scrum
11 12 (15.19%) JIRA
11 12 (15.19%) Scala
11 12 (15.19%) Analytics
11 12 (15.19%) DevOps
11 12 (15.19%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (13.92%) Ansible
12 11 (13.92%) Django
12 11 (13.92%) TDD
13 10 (12.66%) Degree
13 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
13 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
13 10 (12.66%) Unix
13 10 (12.66%) Play Framework
14 9 (11.39%) SQL

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.59%) Apache
2 5 (6.33%) Confluence
3 4 (5.06%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.80%) Apache Pig
4 3 (3.80%) MindAlign
4 3 (3.80%) SAS
5 2 (2.53%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.53%) CMS
5 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.53%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.53%) WordPress
6 1 (1.27%) JBoss
6 1 (1.27%) nginx
6 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.53%) MS Office
1 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.53%) Simulink
1 2 (2.53%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.19%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.33%) GitHub
3 4 (5.06%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.27%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.27%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.27%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.27%) IaaS
6 1 (1.27%) PaaS
6 1 (1.27%) Route 53
6 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) HTTP
1 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.06%) DNS
2 4 (5.06%) IMAP
2 4 (5.06%) Network Security
2 4 (5.06%) OpenLDAP
2 4 (5.06%) SMTP
2 4 (5.06%) VPN
3 3 (3.80%) S/MIME
3 3 (3.80%) SSH
3 3 (3.80%) SSL
4 2 (2.53%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (2.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (2.53%) DMVPN
4 2 (2.53%) IPv6
4 2 (2.53%) Kerberos
4 2 (2.53%) Multicast
4 2 (2.53%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.53%) Wireless
4 2 (2.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) Hadoop
1 7 (8.86%) NoSQL
2 5 (6.33%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.80%) Apache Hive
4 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.80%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.53%) Big Data
5 2 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.53%) HBase
5 2 (2.53%) InfluxDB
5 2 (2.53%) MS Access
5 2 (2.53%) MySQL
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.53%) Pentaho
5 2 (2.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.27%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 18 (22.78%) Jenkins
2 12 (15.19%) JIRA
3 9 (11.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (10.13%) Git (software)
5 7 (8.86%) Subversion
6 4 (5.06%) Selenium
6 4 (5.06%) TeamCity
6 4 (5.06%) Vagrant
7 3 (3.80%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.80%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.80%) IntelliJ
7 3 (3.80%) JUnit
7 3 (3.80%) TestDirector
8 2 (2.53%) GoCD
8 2 (2.53%) Travis CI
8 2 (2.53%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.27%) Grunt
9 1 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.27%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (1.27%) RSpec
General
1 4 (5.06%) Automotive
2 2 (2.53%) Avionics
2 2 (2.53%) Finance
2 2 (2.53%) Games
2 2 (2.53%) Retail
3 1 (1.27%) Advertising
3 1 (1.27%) Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Electronics
3 1 (1.27%) Marketing
3 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (31.65%) Developer
2 7 (8.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (8.86%) Python Developer
2 7 (8.86%) Test Automation Engineer
2 7 (8.86%) Test Engineer
3 6 (7.59%) AWS Engineer
3 6 (7.59%) Data Scientist
3 6 (7.59%) Scala Developer
3 6 (7.59%) Software Engineer
4 4 (5.06%) AWS DevOps
4 4 (5.06%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (3.80%) Administrator
5 3 (3.80%) Analyst
5 3 (3.80%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (3.80%) Consultant
5 3 (3.80%) Design Engineer
5 3 (3.80%) Django Developer
5 3 (3.80%) Java Developer
5 3 (3.80%) SAS Administrator
6 2 (2.53%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.52%) HTML
2 14 (17.72%) CSS
3 11 (13.92%) Django
4 10 (12.66%) Play Framework
5 8 (10.13%) HTML5
5 8 (10.13%) Web Services
6 7 (8.86%) J2EE
7 6 (7.59%) Akka
7 6 (7.59%) AngularJS
8 5 (6.33%) JSON
9 4 (5.06%) .NET
9 4 (5.06%) CSS3
9 4 (5.06%) Spring
10 3 (3.80%) Ajax
10 3 (3.80%) Celery
10 3 (3.80%) ELK Stack
10 3 (3.80%) Flask
10 3 (3.80%) REST
10 3 (3.80%) RESTful
10 3 (3.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.33%) Visualisation
4 4 (5.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (3.80%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.80%) Neural Network
6 2 (2.53%) Derivative
6 2 (2.53%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.53%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.53%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.53%) Physics
6 2 (2.53%) PKI
6 2 (2.53%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.53%) Statistics
6 2 (2.53%) Telematics
6 2 (2.53%) User Experience
6 2 (2.53%) Verilog
7 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.27%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (37.97%) Linux
2 10 (12.66%) Unix
3 4 (5.06%) CentOS
3 4 (5.06%) Windows
4 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.80%) Solaris
5 2 (2.53%) Android
5 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.53%) SUSE
5 2 (2.53%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (41.77%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.25%) Open Source
3 14 (17.72%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (16.46%) Configuration Management
4 13 (16.46%) Scrum
5 12 (15.19%) Analytics
5 12 (15.19%) DevOps
6 11 (13.92%) TDD
7 8 (10.13%) Software Engineering
7 8 (10.13%) Test Automation
8 7 (8.86%) Case Management
8 7 (8.86%) Change Control
9 6 (7.59%) Microservices
9 6 (7.59%) Regression Testing
9 6 (7.59%) Release Management
9 6 (7.59%) Requirements Management
9 6 (7.59%) Unit Testing
9 6 (7.59%) V-Model
9 6 (7.59%) Web Development
10 5 (6.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (36.71%) Java
2 25 (31.65%) Ruby
3 15 (18.99%) JavaScript
3 15 (18.99%) Perl
4 14 (17.72%) R
5 12 (15.19%) Scala
6 9 (11.39%) SQL
7 7 (8.86%) Bash Shell
7 7 (8.86%) PHP
8 5 (6.33%) C++
9 4 (5.06%) C#
9 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.80%) C
10 3 (3.80%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.53%) Go
11 2 (2.53%) Groovy
11 2 (2.53%) MATLAB
11 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.53%) Tcl
12 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) Degree
1 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
1 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.80%) PhD
3 2 (2.53%) CCIE
3 2 (2.53%) CCNP
3 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.53%) RHCE
3 2 (2.53%) SAS Certification
4 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) IEC 61508
2 2 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.53%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.13%) Docker
2 4 (5.06%) Sendmail
3 3 (3.80%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.53%) Firmware
4 2 (2.53%) HDFS
4 2 (2.53%) iptables
4 2 (2.53%) Postfix
4 2 (2.53%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (20.25%) Puppet
2 13 (16.46%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (13.92%) Ansible
4 6 (7.59%) Terraform
5 5 (6.33%) Kubernetes
6 4 (5.06%) Mesos
7 2 (2.53%) Grafana
7 2 (2.53%) Graphite
7 2 (2.53%) Marathon
7 2 (2.53%) Nagios
7 2 (2.53%) Packer
7 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (1.27%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.27%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (1.27%) Kibana
8 1 (1.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5 (6.33%) Oracle
2 4 (5.06%) Red Hat
2 4 (5.06%) VMware
3 3 (3.80%) Google
3 3 (3.80%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.80%) Proofpoint
3 3 (3.80%) Splunk
4 2 (2.53%) Altera
4 2 (2.53%) Aruba
4 2 (2.53%) Avaya
4 2 (2.53%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.53%) Cisco
4 2 (2.53%) Cloudera
4 2 (2.53%) EMC
4 2 (2.53%) F5
4 2 (2.53%) HP
4 2 (2.53%) Juniper
4 2 (2.53%) Tableau
4 2 (2.53%) Teradata
4 2 (2.53%) Xilinx