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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 101 109 106
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Python 15 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.046% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.92% 0.14% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
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£463 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.18% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year
- -4.19%
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
781 694 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.51% 31.68% 33.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 401 330
Average daily rate £336 £320 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 28
Average hourly rate £26.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £15.40 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.70 £37.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Worcestershire - 3 - - 1
Birmingham -11 2 £281 +2.27% 1
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Coventry - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 24 (82.76%) Java
2 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (48.28%) Scrum
4 11 (37.93%) Ruby
4 11 (37.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (34.48%) JSON
5 10 (34.48%) JIRA
5 10 (34.48%) .NET
6 9 (31.03%) Hadoop
6 9 (31.03%) Git (software)
6 9 (31.03%) HBase
7 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (27.59%) Confluence
7 8 (27.59%) WCF
7 8 (27.59%) Ruby on Rails
7 8 (27.59%) Data Mining
7 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
7 8 (27.59%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (27.59%) Docker
8 6 (20.69%) Web Development
8 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
8 6 (20.69%) Open Source
9 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
9 5 (17.24%) Kanban
9 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
9 5 (17.24%) .NET Framework
10 4 (13.79%) Linux
10 4 (13.79%) C++
10 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
10 4 (13.79%) Mac OS X

Python
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (27.59%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (27.59%) Confluence
2 2 (6.90%) SAS
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.45%) JBoss
3 1 (3.45%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Maya
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) ASN.1
2 1 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) Hadoop
1 9 (31.03%) HBase
2 8 (27.59%) Data Mining
3 4 (13.79%) Big Data
4 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (34.48%) JIRA
3 9 (31.03%) Git (software)
4 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
5 3 (10.34%) Subversion
6 1 (3.45%) Selenium
6 1 (3.45%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (3.45%) Ant
6 1 (3.45%) JUnit
General
1 2 (6.90%) Billing
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Automotive
2 1 (3.45%) Games
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Lead Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Hadoop Developer
4 4 (13.79%) .NET Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Systems Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) AWS Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Software Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Programmer
7 1 (3.45%) PHP Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Python Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Lead .NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Data Scientist
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) .NET
1 10 (34.48%) JSON
2 8 (27.59%) WCF
2 8 (27.59%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (17.24%) .NET Framework
4 3 (10.34%) CSS
4 3 (10.34%) HTML
5 1 (3.45%) SOAP
5 1 (3.45%) XML
5 1 (3.45%) JMS
5 1 (3.45%) Middleware
5 1 (3.45%) LAMP
5 1 (3.45%) J2EE
5 1 (3.45%) jQuery
5 1 (3.45%) HTML5
5 1 (3.45%) CSS3
5 1 (3.45%) PhoneGap
5 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.45%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Open Source
2 2 (6.90%) Health Informatics
2 2 (6.90%) Informatics
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.45%) Derivative
3 1 (3.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
1 4 (13.79%) Mac OS X
2 3 (10.34%) UNIX
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) Scrum
3 6 (20.69%) Web Development
3 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
4 5 (17.24%) Kanban
5 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
5 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.90%) OO
6 2 (6.90%) Bioinformatics
6 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.90%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) Software Architecture
6 2 (6.90%) Analytics
7 1 (3.45%) Android Development
7 1 (3.45%) iOS Development
7 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.45%) Game Development
7 1 (3.45%) 3D Modelling
7 1 (3.45%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 24 (82.76%) Java
2 11 (37.93%) Ruby
3 4 (13.79%) C++
3 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) C
4 3 (10.34%) PHP
5 2 (6.90%) SQL
5 2 (6.90%) C#
5 2 (6.90%) Perl
5 2 (6.90%) R
6 1 (3.45%) ActionScript
6 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) Degree
3 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) CCNP
4 1 (3.45%) CCNA
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.45%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SNOMED CT
2 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Cerner
3 1 (3.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) Talend
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle