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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
England / West Midlands
Rank 78 106 100
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -6
Contract jobs citing Python 45 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.88% 0.41% 0.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.16% 1.24% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 5
Median daily rate £433 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.57% -17.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £28.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.75 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +21.27%

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
730 806 612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.49% 33.44% 28.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 492 384
Median daily rate £375 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 38
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.92 £20.00 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £35.34
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +13.19%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Shropshire - 10 £440 -
Birmingham +6 7 £488 +18.18% 5
Coventry -14 4 £410 +36.66% 4
Solihull - 4 - - 1
Worcestershire +6 3 £363 -9.37% 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £450 -
Staffordshire - 2 £250 -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 3
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 60 (57.69%) Linux
2 55 (52.88%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (46.15%) Ruby
4 39 (37.50%) Java
5 36 (34.62%) Open Source
6 34 (32.69%) Amazon AWS
7 33 (31.73%) Git (software)
8 32 (30.77%) DevOps
9 31 (29.81%) Jenkins
10 30 (28.85%) Opscode Chef
11 28 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (26.92%) Puppet
11 28 (26.92%) Configuration Management
12 27 (25.96%) HTML
12 27 (25.96%) HTTP
12 27 (25.96%) MongoDB
12 27 (25.96%) Ansible
13 26 (25.00%) JavaScript
14 23 (22.12%) CSS
15 22 (21.15%) Web Services
15 22 (21.15%) PHP
16 21 (20.19%) Subversion
17 19 (18.27%) Perl
17 19 (18.27%) TCP/IP
18 18 (17.31%) PostgreSQL
18 18 (17.31%) Scala
19 17 (16.35%) Bash Shell
19 17 (16.35%) SSL
20 16 (15.38%) Web Operations
21 15 (14.42%) 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 8 (7.69%) Apache
1 8 (7.69%) Confluence
1 8 (7.69%) nginx
2 6 (5.77%) OpenStack
3 5 (4.81%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.81%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (4.81%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.88%) MindAlign
4 3 (2.88%) SAS
5 2 (1.92%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.92%) CMS
5 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.92%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.92%) WordPress
6 1 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (32.69%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (12.50%) GitHub
3 12 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.81%) Google Analytics
5 4 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (3.85%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (3.85%) Amazon S3
5 4 (3.85%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.85%) IaaS
5 4 (3.85%) Route 53
5 4 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (2.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (2.88%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.92%) PaaS
8 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (25.96%) HTTP
2 19 (18.27%) TCP/IP
3 17 (16.35%) SSL
4 4 (3.85%) Firewall
5 3 (2.88%) DNS
5 3 (2.88%) IMAP
5 3 (2.88%) OpenLDAP
5 3 (2.88%) S/MIME
5 3 (2.88%) SMTP
6 1 (0.96%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.96%) Broadband
6 1 (0.96%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.96%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.96%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.96%) NAS
6 1 (0.96%) SAN
6 1 (0.96%) SSH
6 1 (0.96%) Telnet
6 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.96%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.96%) MongoDB
2 18 (17.31%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (13.46%) MySQL
3 14 (13.46%) NoSQL
4 10 (9.62%) Hadoop
4 10 (9.62%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.81%) Pentaho
6 4 (3.85%) Big Data
7 3 (2.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.88%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.88%) DB2
7 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.92%) InfluxDB
8 2 (1.92%) MS Access
8 2 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.92%) Riak
8 2 (1.92%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (1.92%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 33 (31.73%) Git (software)
2 31 (29.81%) Jenkins
3 21 (20.19%) Subversion
4 10 (9.62%) Cucumber
5 9 (8.65%) JIRA
5 9 (8.65%) Selenium
6 7 (6.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (6.73%) IntelliJ
6 7 (6.73%) JUnit
7 5 (4.81%) Ant
7 5 (4.81%) Gatling
7 5 (4.81%) Grunt
7 5 (4.81%) gulp
7 5 (4.81%) Karma Test Runner
7 5 (4.81%) Sublime Text
8 4 (3.85%) RSpec
8 4 (3.85%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.88%) git-flow
9 3 (2.88%) Hudson
9 3 (2.88%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (4.81%) Automotive
2 4 (3.85%) Retail
3 3 (2.88%) Electronics
3 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.92%) Advertising
4 2 (1.92%) Finance
4 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.92%) Marketing
5 1 (0.96%) Avionics
5 1 (0.96%) Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 41 (39.42%) Developer
2 12 (11.54%) Python Developer
3 11 (10.58%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (7.69%) WebOps Engineer
5 7 (6.73%) Scala Developer
6 6 (5.77%) AWS DevOps
6 6 (5.77%) Java Developer
6 6 (5.77%) Senior WebOps Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) Consultant
7 5 (4.81%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 5 (4.81%) Senior DevOps
7 5 (4.81%) Software Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Architect
8 4 (3.85%) AWS Developer
8 4 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Data Scientist
8 4 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.96%) HTML
2 23 (22.12%) CSS
3 22 (21.15%) Web Services
4 13 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 13 (12.50%) Django
5 10 (9.62%) jQuery
5 10 (9.62%) Node.js
6 9 (8.65%) HTML5
7 7 (6.73%) ELK Stack
7 7 (6.73%) JSON
7 7 (6.73%) Ruby on Rails
8 6 (5.77%) .NET
8 6 (5.77%) Ajax
8 6 (5.77%) CSS3
8 6 (5.77%) Play Framework
8 6 (5.77%) RESTful
8 6 (5.77%) Spring
9 5 (4.81%) Gherkin
9 5 (4.81%) REST
9 5 (4.81%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.73%) Visualisation
3 4 (3.85%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.88%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (2.88%) User Experience
5 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.92%) Physics
5 2 (1.92%) PKI
5 2 (1.92%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.92%) Statistics
5 2 (1.92%) Telematics
6 1 (0.96%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.96%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.96%) Neural Network
6 1 (0.96%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.96%) Smart Home
6 1 (0.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 60 (57.69%) Linux
2 12 (11.54%) Unix
3 7 (6.73%) Ubuntu
3 7 (6.73%) Windows
4 4 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.88%) Android
5 3 (2.88%) CentOS
5 3 (2.88%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.88%) Solaris
6 2 (1.92%) SUSE
7 1 (0.96%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.96%) Fedora
7 1 (0.96%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (52.88%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (34.62%) Open Source
3 32 (30.77%) DevOps
4 28 (26.92%) Configuration Management
4 28 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (15.38%) Web Operations
6 15 (14.42%) Scrum
7 12 (11.54%) Analytics
8 11 (10.58%) Automated Testing
8 11 (10.58%) Software Engineering
9 10 (9.62%) TDD
10 8 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (7.69%) Microservices
11 7 (6.73%) Responsive Web Design
11 7 (6.73%) Web Design
11 7 (6.73%) Web Development
12 6 (5.77%) Regression Testing
13 5 (4.81%) ETL
13 5 (4.81%) OO
13 5 (4.81%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 48 (46.15%) Ruby
2 39 (37.50%) Java
3 26 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 22 (21.15%) PHP
5 19 (18.27%) Perl
6 18 (17.31%) Scala
7 17 (16.35%) Bash Shell
8 15 (14.42%) SQL
9 11 (10.58%) C#
10 9 (8.65%) R
11 8 (7.69%) PowerShell
12 7 (6.73%) Groovy
13 6 (5.77%) C++
14 5 (4.81%) C
14 5 (4.81%) Go
14 5 (4.81%) Haskell
15 4 (3.85%) Shell Script
16 3 (2.88%) Korn
16 3 (2.88%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.54%) Degree
3 9 (8.65%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.92%) PhD
4 2 (1.92%) SAS Certification
5 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.96%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 13 (12.50%) Docker
2 3 (2.88%) Sendmail
3 2 (1.92%) Firmware
3 2 (1.92%) HDFS
3 2 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (28.85%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (26.92%) Puppet
3 27 (25.96%) Ansible
4 13 (12.50%) Salt
5 12 (11.54%) Terraform
6 9 (8.65%) Kibana
7 6 (5.77%) Grafana
8 5 (4.81%) Kubernetes
8 5 (4.81%) logstash
9 4 (3.85%) Mesos
10 3 (2.88%) collectd
10 3 (2.88%) StatsD
11 2 (1.92%) Graphite
11 2 (1.92%) Marathon
12 1 (0.96%) BladeLogic
12 1 (0.96%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 1 (0.96%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 13 (12.50%) Rackspace
2 10 (9.62%) Google
3 7 (6.73%) Oracle
4 5 (4.81%) Informatica
4 5 (4.81%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.85%) CheckPoint
5 4 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.85%) VMware
6 3 (2.88%) Proofpoint
6 3 (2.88%) SaltStack
6 3 (2.88%) Talend
7 2 (1.92%) Altera
7 2 (1.92%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.92%) HP
7 2 (1.92%) IBM
7 2 (1.92%) Splunk
7 2 (1.92%) Tableau
7 2 (1.92%) Teradata
7 2 (1.92%) Xilinx
8 1 (0.96%) Dell