The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Python skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Python over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Python
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 68 37
Rank change year-on-year +39 -31  
Contract jobs citing Python 33 4 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.20% 0.48% 4.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.10% 1.35% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 4 22
Median daily rate £438 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -3.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £38.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +11.61% +6.16%  

Python is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 234 297 248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 36.85% 35.91% 34.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 215 166
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +41.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £37.50 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £37.50 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Python as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Python in Birmingham

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Birmingham

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Birmingham over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in Birmingham

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Python.

1 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.82%) Ruby
2 20 (40.82%) Java
3 18 (36.73%) Linux
4 17 (34.69%) Open Source
5 16 (32.65%) DevOps
5 16 (32.65%) TCP/IP
5 16 (32.65%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (30.61%) HTTP
7 14 (28.57%) SSL
7 14 (28.57%) Web Services
8 13 (26.53%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (26.53%) Ansible
8 13 (26.53%) Jenkins
9 12 (24.49%) Puppet
9 12 (24.49%) MongoDB
9 12 (24.49%) Web Operations
9 12 (24.49%) Git (software)
9 12 (24.49%) Degree
9 12 (24.49%) Subversion
9 12 (24.49%) MySQL
9 12 (24.49%) C#
10 11 (22.45%) PHP
10 11 (22.45%) Configuration Management
10 11 (22.45%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (22.45%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (22.45%) Salt
11 10 (20.41%) Finance
11 10 (20.41%) Active Directory
12 9 (18.37%) VB

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (10.20%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (8.16%) Apache
3 2 (4.08%) Apache Solr
3 2 (4.08%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.08%) Confluence
3 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.04%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 13 (26.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.08%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (2.04%) Route 53
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.65%) TCP/IP
2 15 (30.61%) HTTP
3 14 (28.57%) SSL
4 4 (8.16%) DNS
4 4 (8.16%) ICMP
5 2 (4.08%) LDAP
6 1 (2.04%) Firewall
6 1 (2.04%) Network Security
6 1 (2.04%) SNMP
6 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.65%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (24.49%) MongoDB
2 12 (24.49%) MySQL
3 7 (14.29%) EDRMS
4 3 (6.12%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (4.08%) Big Data
5 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (26.53%) Jenkins
2 12 (24.49%) Git (software)
2 12 (24.49%) Subversion
3 6 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.08%) JIRA
5 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.04%) eggPlant
5 1 (2.04%) Selenium
5 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Electronics
3 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Developer
1 8 (16.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (12.24%) Automation Engineer
2 6 (12.24%) Python Developer
2 6 (12.24%) Senior DevOps
3 5 (10.20%) Applications Support
3 5 (10.20%) Head of Development
3 5 (10.20%) Java Developer
4 4 (8.16%) Active Directory Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Consultant
4 4 (8.16%) Head of Application Development
4 4 (8.16%) Head of Applications
4 4 (8.16%) Head of Support
4 4 (8.16%) PowerShell Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Senior WebOps Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) WebOps Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.57%) Web Services
2 6 (12.24%) .NET
3 4 (8.16%) CGI
3 4 (8.16%) FastCGI
3 4 (8.16%) Node.js
4 3 (6.12%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.12%) Sensu
5 2 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (4.08%) Lucene
5 2 (4.08%) MEAN Stack
6 1 (2.04%) CSS
6 1 (2.04%) Django
6 1 (2.04%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.04%) GStreamer
6 1 (2.04%) HTML
6 1 (2.04%) JSON
6 1 (2.04%) React
6 1 (2.04%) REST
6 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) FMCG
2 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.24%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.20%) User Experience
4 4 (8.16%) Client/Server
5 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
7 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (2.04%) iPad
7 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.04%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (2.04%) RIA
7 1 (2.04%) Smart City
7 1 (2.04%) Smart Energy
7 1 (2.04%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.73%) Linux
2 5 (10.20%) Unix
3 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.69%) Open Source
3 16 (32.65%) DevOps
4 12 (24.49%) Web Operations
5 11 (22.45%) Configuration Management
5 11 (22.45%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (16.33%) Task Automation
7 7 (14.29%) Case Management
7 7 (14.29%) Data Modelling
8 6 (12.24%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (12.24%) Scrum
8 6 (12.24%) Workflow
9 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (10.20%) Change Management
9 5 (10.20%) CRM
9 5 (10.20%) Data Management
9 5 (10.20%) IT Strategy
9 5 (10.20%) Project Management
9 5 (10.20%) SDLC
10 4 (8.16%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.82%) Java
1 20 (40.82%) Ruby
2 12 (24.49%) C#
3 11 (22.45%) PHP
4 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
4 9 (18.37%) VB
5 8 (16.33%) C
6 7 (14.29%) Scala
7 6 (12.24%) Perl
8 5 (10.20%) C++
8 5 (10.20%) Go
9 4 (8.16%) Bash Shell
10 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
10 3 (6.12%) R
10 3 (6.12%) SQL
11 1 (2.04%) Embedded C
11 1 (2.04%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Degree
2 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.04%) CCSA
4 1 (2.04%) CCSE
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.04%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.04%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (20.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (26.53%) Ansible
2 12 (24.49%) Puppet
3 11 (22.45%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (22.45%) Salt
4 6 (12.24%) Terraform
5 2 (4.08%) collectd
5 2 (4.08%) Kibana
5 2 (4.08%) logstash
5 2 (4.08%) StatsD
6 1 (2.04%) FTK
6 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.04%) Mesos
6 1 (2.04%) Rancher
6 1 (2.04%) rkt
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) IBM
1 8 (16.33%) Rackspace
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) Blue Coat
3 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco
3 1 (2.04%) Juniper
3 1 (2.04%) McAfee
3 1 (2.04%) Nuix
3 1 (2.04%) SaltStack
3 1 (2.04%) Tableau
3 1 (2.04%) Zend
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