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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 105 104 115
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing Python 43 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.33% 0.52% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.30% 1.74% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 5
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £384 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -
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
999 749 780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.92% 30.13% 30.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 434 445
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 25
Median hourly rate £36.00 £23.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.57% +10.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £36.37 £44.00
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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Shropshire -18 10 £475 - 1
Birmingham -12 8 £375 -7.63% 6
Staffordshire +6 7 - -
Coventry -9 6 £363 -4.60% 3
Warwickshire -4 5 £238 - 13
Solihull - 1 £200 - 1
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (27.69%) Linux
3 17 (26.15%) Ruby
4 16 (24.62%) Java
5 14 (21.54%) JavaScript
6 13 (20.00%) HTML
6 13 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 12 (18.46%) Perl
7 12 (18.46%) CSS
8 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (13.85%) Degree
9 9 (13.85%) Puppet
10 8 (12.31%) R
10 8 (12.31%) Open Source
10 8 (12.31%) Test Automation
10 8 (12.31%) Software Engineering
10 8 (12.31%) JIRA
10 8 (12.31%) Web Development
10 8 (12.31%) Django
10 8 (12.31%) PHP
10 8 (12.31%) Configuration Management
10 8 (12.31%) Change Control
11 7 (10.77%) Analytics
11 7 (10.77%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (10.77%) Play Framework
11 7 (10.77%) DevOps
11 7 (10.77%) Case Management
11 7 (10.77%) Regression Testing
11 7 (10.77%) TDD
11 7 (10.77%) 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 5 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.62%) CMS
2 3 (4.62%) WordPress
3 1 (1.54%) Apache
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.54%) Drupal
3 1 (1.54%) JBoss
3 1 (1.54%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.54%) nginx
3 1 (1.54%) SAS
3 1 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.54%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.08%) MS Office
1 2 (3.08%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.08%) Simulink
1 2 (3.08%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.69%) GitHub
3 3 (4.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.08%) IaaS
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.08%) PaaS
4 2 (3.08%) SaaS
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.54%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.54%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.54%) Heroku
5 1 (1.54%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) HTTP
1 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.15%) Network Security
2 4 (6.15%) VPN
3 3 (4.62%) Bluetooth
3 3 (4.62%) DNS
3 3 (4.62%) SSH
4 2 (3.08%) BGP
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.08%) DMVPN
4 2 (3.08%) EIGRP
4 2 (3.08%) ICMP
4 2 (3.08%) Internet
4 2 (3.08%) IPv6
4 2 (3.08%) Kerberos
4 2 (3.08%) MPLS
4 2 (3.08%) OSPF
4 2 (3.08%) WAN
4 2 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.62%) Big Data
2 3 (4.62%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.08%) MS Access
3 2 (3.08%) MySQL
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.54%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.54%) Impala
4 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.54%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 13 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (12.31%) JIRA
3 7 (10.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (9.23%) Git (software)
5 5 (7.69%) Subversion
6 4 (6.15%) Vagrant
7 3 (4.62%) Selenium
7 3 (4.62%) TestDirector
8 2 (3.08%) GoCD
9 1 (1.54%) Ant
9 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.54%) Grunt
9 1 (1.54%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.54%) JUnit
9 1 (1.54%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.54%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.54%) Sublime Text
9 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.54%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (4.62%) Automotive
1 3 (4.62%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Aerospace
2 2 (3.08%) Avionics
2 2 (3.08%) Electronics
3 1 (1.54%) Advertising
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Games
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (35.38%) Developer
2 8 (12.31%) Test Engineer
3 6 (9.23%) Python Developer
3 6 (9.23%) Scala Developer
3 6 (9.23%) Test Automation Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Data Scientist
5 4 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Design Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Django Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Embedded Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Programmer
6 3 (4.62%) Python Programmer
7 2 (3.08%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.08%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.08%) Hardware Design Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.00%) HTML
2 12 (18.46%) CSS
3 8 (12.31%) Django
4 7 (10.77%) J2EE
4 7 (10.77%) Play Framework
5 6 (9.23%) .NET
5 6 (9.23%) Akka
6 5 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 5 (7.69%) HTML5
6 5 (7.69%) Web Services
7 3 (4.62%) Celery
7 3 (4.62%) CSS3
7 3 (4.62%) Flask
7 3 (4.62%) jQuery
8 2 (3.08%) D3.js
8 2 (3.08%) Hibernate
8 2 (3.08%) REST
8 2 (3.08%) Spring
9 1 (1.54%) Ember.js
9 1 (1.54%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
1 4 (6.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (4.62%) Algorithms
2 3 (4.62%) Digital Media
2 3 (4.62%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (4.62%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.08%) Derivative
3 2 (3.08%) Internet of Things
3 2 (3.08%) Neural Network
3 2 (3.08%) Statistics
3 2 (3.08%) Verilog
4 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.54%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) Physics
4 1 (1.54%) Telematics
4 1 (1.54%) User Experience
4 1 (1.54%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 18 (27.69%) Linux
2 5 (7.69%) Windows
3 3 (4.62%) Unix
4 2 (3.08%) Android
4 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.08%) CentOS
4 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.08%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.54%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (12.31%) Change Control
3 8 (12.31%) Configuration Management
3 8 (12.31%) Open Source
3 8 (12.31%) Software Engineering
3 8 (12.31%) Test Automation
3 8 (12.31%) Web Development
4 7 (10.77%) Analytics
4 7 (10.77%) Case Management
4 7 (10.77%) DevOps
4 7 (10.77%) Regression Testing
4 7 (10.77%) Requirements Management
4 7 (10.77%) Scrum
4 7 (10.77%) TDD
4 7 (10.77%) Unit Testing
4 7 (10.77%) V-Model
5 6 (9.23%) Release Management
5 6 (9.23%) Validation
6 5 (7.69%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.15%) Ruby
2 16 (24.62%) Java
3 14 (21.54%) JavaScript
4 12 (18.46%) Perl
5 8 (12.31%) PHP
5 8 (12.31%) R
6 7 (10.77%) Scala
7 6 (9.23%) C
8 5 (7.69%) C#
8 5 (7.69%) C++
9 4 (6.15%) Bash Shell
9 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
9 4 (6.15%) SQL
10 2 (3.08%) MATLAB
10 2 (3.08%) Tcl
11 1 (1.54%) Groovy
11 1 (1.54%) Haskell
11 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Degree
2 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
2 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) CCIE
3 2 (3.08%) CCNP
3 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.08%) PhD
3 2 (3.08%) RHCE
4 1 (1.54%) EMC Certification
4 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) IEC 61508
2 3 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Docker
1 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
1 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.08%) Firmware
2 2 (3.08%) iptables
2 2 (3.08%) Postfix
3 1 (1.54%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.54%) vCloud
3 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (13.85%) Puppet
2 7 (10.77%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (9.23%) Ansible
4 2 (3.08%) Nagios
4 2 (3.08%) Packer
4 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (3.08%) Terraform
5 1 (1.54%) Grafana
5 1 (1.54%) Kibana
Vendors
1 6 (9.23%) VMware
2 3 (4.62%) EMC
3 2 (3.08%) Altera
3 2 (3.08%) Aruba
3 2 (3.08%) Avaya
3 2 (3.08%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.08%) Cisco
3 2 (3.08%) F5
3 2 (3.08%) Google
3 2 (3.08%) Juniper
3 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.08%) Palo Alto
3 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.08%) Splunk
3 2 (3.08%) Tableau
3 2 (3.08%) Xilinx
4 1 (1.54%) IBM
4 1 (1.54%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.54%) SaltStack
4 1 (1.54%) webMethods