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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 71 113 91
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -22
Contract jobs citing Python 62 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.26% 0.39% 0.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.88% 1.26% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 9 9
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £257 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £710 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +41.73%
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
901 795 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.78% 31.12% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 475 450
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 35
Median hourly rate £30.75 £31.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% +9.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.32 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +5 19 £513 +24.24% 4
Shropshire +7 10 £413 -15.38% 2
Solihull +3 4 - - 1
Worcestershire +3 4 £363 -
Coventry -11 3 £358 -50.68% 2
Wolverhampton - 3 £450 -
Staffordshire - 3 £255 -
Warwickshire - 1 £220 - 5
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 52 (48.15%) Linux
2 51 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (40.74%) Ruby
4 37 (34.26%) Java
5 33 (30.56%) Open Source
6 30 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
7 29 (26.85%) Jenkins
8 28 (25.93%) Git (software)
9 26 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (24.07%) Opscode Chef
10 25 (23.15%) DevOps
10 25 (23.15%) Puppet
11 24 (22.22%) MongoDB
11 24 (22.22%) HTML
12 23 (21.30%) JavaScript
12 23 (21.30%) PHP
12 23 (21.30%) HTTP
12 23 (21.30%) Configuration Management
12 23 (21.30%) Ansible
13 21 (19.44%) CSS
14 20 (18.52%) Subversion
15 18 (16.67%) Scala
15 18 (16.67%) Web Services
15 18 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (15.74%) Perl
17 16 (14.81%) TCP/IP
17 16 (14.81%) Security Cleared
17 16 (14.81%) Web Operations
18 15 (13.89%) SQL
18 15 (13.89%) Scrum

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 8 (7.41%) Apache
2 7 (6.48%) Confluence
3 5 (4.63%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.63%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (4.63%) nginx
3 5 (4.63%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.70%) SAS
5 3 (2.78%) Apache Pig
5 3 (2.78%) MindAlign
6 2 (1.85%) CMS
6 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.85%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Simulink
2 2 (1.85%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (10.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (9.26%) GitHub
4 4 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (3.70%) Amazon S3
4 4 (3.70%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.70%) Route 53
4 4 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (2.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (2.78%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.78%) IaaS
6 2 (1.85%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.93%) PaaS
7 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.30%) HTTP
2 16 (14.81%) TCP/IP
3 14 (12.96%) SSL
4 3 (2.78%) Firewall
4 3 (2.78%) IMAP
4 3 (2.78%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (2.78%) S/MIME
4 3 (2.78%) SMTP
5 2 (1.85%) DNS
6 1 (0.93%) Broadband
6 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.93%) Internet
6 1 (0.93%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.93%) NAS
6 1 (0.93%) Network Security
6 1 (0.93%) Profibus
6 1 (0.93%) SAN
6 1 (0.93%) SSH
6 1 (0.93%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 18 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (12.04%) MySQL
4 12 (11.11%) NoSQL
5 11 (10.19%) Hadoop
6 7 (6.48%) Relational Database
7 6 (5.56%) Big Data
8 5 (4.63%) Pentaho
9 3 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (2.78%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (2.78%) DB2
9 3 (2.78%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 3 (2.78%) SQL Server
10 2 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.85%) MS Access
10 2 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 29 (26.85%) Jenkins
2 28 (25.93%) Git (software)
3 20 (18.52%) Subversion
4 14 (12.96%) JIRA
5 10 (9.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (6.48%) Cucumber
7 6 (5.56%) JUnit
8 5 (4.63%) Selenium
9 4 (3.70%) IntelliJ
9 4 (3.70%) RSpec
10 3 (2.78%) Capybara
10 3 (2.78%) git-flow
10 3 (2.78%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (2.78%) TeamCity
10 3 (2.78%) TestDirector
11 2 (1.85%) Ant
11 2 (1.85%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.85%) Gatling
11 2 (1.85%) gulp
11 2 (1.85%) SonarQube
General
1 5 (4.63%) Automotive
2 4 (3.70%) Electronics
2 4 (3.70%) Finance
3 3 (2.78%) Marketing
3 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.85%) Advertising
4 2 (1.85%) Avionics
4 2 (1.85%) Banking
4 2 (1.85%) Games
4 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (36.11%) Developer
2 11 (10.19%) Python Developer
3 10 (9.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (8.33%) Scala Developer
5 8 (7.41%) WebOps Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) Test Automation Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) Test Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Data Scientist
7 6 (5.56%) Senior WebOps Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (4.63%) Consultant
8 5 (4.63%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Senior DevOps
8 5 (4.63%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Architect
9 4 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 4 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 3 (2.78%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.22%) HTML
2 21 (19.44%) CSS
3 18 (16.67%) Web Services
4 12 (11.11%) Django
5 10 (9.26%) AngularJS
5 10 (9.26%) Play Framework
6 8 (7.41%) HTML5
7 7 (6.48%) jQuery
7 7 (6.48%) Node.js
8 6 (5.56%) .NET
8 6 (5.56%) Akka
8 6 (5.56%) ELK Stack
8 6 (5.56%) J2EE
8 6 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (4.63%) CSS3
9 5 (4.63%) JSON
9 5 (4.63%) RESTful
9 5 (4.63%) Spring
10 4 (3.70%) Ajax
10 4 (3.70%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.19%) Computer Science
2 8 (7.41%) Visualisation
3 5 (4.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.70%) User Experience
5 2 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.85%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.85%) Physics
5 2 (1.85%) PKI
5 2 (1.85%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.85%) Statistics
5 2 (1.85%) Telematics
5 2 (1.85%) Verilog
6 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.93%) Neural Network
6 1 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 52 (48.15%) Linux
2 11 (10.19%) Unix
3 3 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.78%) Mac OS X
3 3 (2.78%) Solaris
3 3 (2.78%) Ubuntu
3 3 (2.78%) Windows
4 2 (1.85%) Android
4 2 (1.85%) CentOS
4 2 (1.85%) SUSE
5 1 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.93%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (30.56%) Open Source
3 26 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (23.15%) DevOps
5 23 (21.30%) Configuration Management
6 16 (14.81%) Web Operations
7 15 (13.89%) Scrum
8 13 (12.04%) TDD
9 12 (11.11%) Analytics
10 11 (10.19%) Regression Testing
10 11 (10.19%) Unit Testing
11 8 (7.41%) Change Control
11 8 (7.41%) Release Management
11 8 (7.41%) Software Engineering
11 8 (7.41%) Test Automation
11 8 (7.41%) Web Development
12 7 (6.48%) Case Management
12 7 (6.48%) Requirements Management
12 7 (6.48%) V-Model
13 6 (5.56%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (40.74%) Ruby
2 37 (34.26%) Java
3 23 (21.30%) JavaScript
3 23 (21.30%) PHP
4 18 (16.67%) Scala
5 17 (15.74%) Perl
6 15 (13.89%) SQL
7 13 (12.04%) Bash Shell
7 13 (12.04%) R
8 7 (6.48%) PowerShell
9 6 (5.56%) C
9 6 (5.56%) C++
10 5 (4.63%) C#
11 4 (3.70%) Groovy
12 3 (2.78%) Go
12 3 (2.78%) MATLAB
12 3 (2.78%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.78%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.85%) Haskell
14 1 (0.93%) Jython
Qualifications
1 16 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.04%) Degree
3 12 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.78%) PhD
5 2 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.85%) SAS Certification
6 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) IEC 61508
2 2 (1.85%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (8.33%) Docker
2 3 (2.78%) Firmware
2 3 (2.78%) Sendmail
3 2 (1.85%) HDFS
3 2 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (24.07%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (23.15%) Puppet
3 23 (21.30%) Ansible
4 13 (12.04%) Salt
5 9 (8.33%) Terraform
6 5 (4.63%) Kibana
6 5 (4.63%) Kubernetes
7 4 (3.70%) Mesos
8 3 (2.78%) collectd
8 3 (2.78%) Grafana
8 3 (2.78%) logstash
8 3 (2.78%) StatsD
9 2 (1.85%) Graphite
9 2 (1.85%) Marathon
10 1 (0.93%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.93%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 13 (12.04%) Rackspace
2 5 (4.63%) Informatica
2 5 (4.63%) Oracle
3 4 (3.70%) CheckPoint
3 4 (3.70%) Google
3 4 (3.70%) VMware
4 3 (2.78%) Altera
4 3 (2.78%) IBM
4 3 (2.78%) Proofpoint
4 3 (2.78%) SaltStack
4 3 (2.78%) Talend
4 3 (2.78%) Xilinx
5 2 (1.85%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.85%) EMC
5 2 (1.85%) HP
5 2 (1.85%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.85%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.85%) Tableau
5 2 (1.85%) Teradata
6 1 (0.93%) Atlassian