Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 73 74
Rank change year-on-year +42 +1 +8
Contract jobs citing Python 73 32 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.66% 2.13% 0.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.87% 5.52% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 22 8
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +21.21% -2.94%
10th Percentile £288 £330 £340
90th Percentile £550 £575 £453
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £40.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £25.66
% change year-on-year -17.14% +36.40% -10.56%

Python is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 491 580 415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.31% 38.62% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 364 257
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £252 £250 £235
90th Percentile £500 £525 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £40.00 £27.69 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.46% +58.23% -12.50%
10th Percentile £14.40 £16.30 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £40.10 £35.95
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £24.25 £24.71
% change year-on-year +27.84% -1.84% +13.59%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Python as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 20 November 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 28 (38.36%) Linux
2 26 (35.62%) DevOps
3 24 (32.88%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (30.14%) Jenkins
5 21 (28.77%) MongoDB
5 21 (28.77%) SQL
6 20 (27.40%) Java
7 19 (26.03%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (26.03%) Subversion
7 19 (26.03%) Degree
7 19 (26.03%) Git (software)
7 19 (26.03%) Puppet
8 17 (23.29%) R
8 17 (23.29%) C#
9 16 (21.92%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (21.92%) Open Source
9 16 (21.92%) Docker
10 15 (20.55%) Ruby
10 15 (20.55%) MySQL
11 14 (19.18%) Web Services
11 14 (19.18%) PHP
11 14 (19.18%) HTTP
11 14 (19.18%) TCP/IP
11 14 (19.18%) NoSQL
12 13 (17.81%) Ansible
12 13 (17.81%) Web Operations
12 13 (17.81%) Configuration Management
12 13 (17.81%) SSL
12 13 (17.81%) IBM

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 10 (13.70%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (6.85%) nginx
3 4 (5.48%) Apache Spark
4 3 (4.11%) Apache
5 2 (2.74%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.37%) CMS
6 1 (1.37%) Drupal
6 1 (1.37%) IIS
6 1 (1.37%) JBoss
6 1 (1.37%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 24 (32.88%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.59%) AWS CloudFormation
2 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.85%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (6.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 5 (6.85%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (6.85%) Amazon S3
3 5 (6.85%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (6.85%) Route 53
3 5 (6.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.37%) Office 365
4 1 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.18%) HTTP
1 14 (19.18%) TCP/IP
2 13 (17.81%) SSL
3 4 (5.48%) DNS
4 3 (4.11%) ICMP
5 2 (2.74%) LDAP
6 1 (1.37%) DHCP
6 1 (1.37%) IPv6
6 1 (1.37%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.77%) MongoDB
2 19 (26.03%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (20.55%) MySQL
4 14 (19.18%) NoSQL
5 10 (13.70%) Power BI
5 10 (13.70%) QlikView
5 10 (13.70%) Spotfire
6 7 (9.59%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (6.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (6.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
9 3 (4.11%) Big Data
10 2 (2.74%) EDRMS
10 2 (2.74%) Hadoop
11 1 (1.37%) Neo4j
11 1 (1.37%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 22 (30.14%) Jenkins
2 19 (26.03%) Git (software)
2 19 (26.03%) Subversion
3 10 (13.70%) WinAutomation
4 6 (8.22%) Maven
4 6 (8.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (4.11%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.11%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (2.74%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.74%) JIRA
6 2 (2.74%) RStudio
7 1 (1.37%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (5.48%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) Banking
2 1 (1.37%) Electronics
2 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.37%) Legal
2 1 (1.37%) Marketing
2 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (21.92%) Data Scientist
2 14 (19.18%) Developer
3 13 (17.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (13.70%) WebOps Engineer
5 8 (10.96%) Automation Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Python Developer
6 7 (9.59%) Senior WebOps Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) DevOps Manager
7 6 (8.22%) Head of DevOps
7 6 (8.22%) Lead DevOps
8 5 (6.85%) Java Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Active Directory Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) PowerShell Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Architect
10 3 (4.11%) AWS Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Cloud Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Consultant
10 3 (4.11%) R Developer
11 2 (2.74%) Senior Consultant
11 2 (2.74%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.18%) Web Services
2 11 (15.07%) D3.js
3 8 (10.96%) Sensu
4 7 (9.59%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (9.59%) Middleware
4 7 (9.59%) Node.js
5 5 (6.85%) AngularJS
5 5 (6.85%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (4.11%) CGI
6 3 (4.11%) Express
6 3 (4.11%) FastCGI
6 3 (4.11%) Kafka
6 3 (4.11%) MEAN Stack
6 3 (4.11%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (2.74%) .NET
7 2 (2.74%) Lucene
8 1 (1.37%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.37%) Drools
8 1 (1.37%) jQuery
8 1 (1.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) FMCG
2 9 (12.33%) Algorithms
2 9 (12.33%) Computer Science
3 8 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.11%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.74%) iPad
5 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.74%) Smart City
5 2 (2.74%) Smart Energy
6 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.37%) iPhone
6 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.37%) RIA
6 1 (1.37%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (1.37%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (38.36%) Linux
2 9 (12.33%) Windows
3 3 (4.11%) Unix
3 3 (4.11%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.74%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.37%) Android
5 1 (1.37%) CentOS
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.62%) DevOps
2 24 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (21.92%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (21.92%) Open Source
4 13 (17.81%) Configuration Management
4 13 (17.81%) Web Operations
5 11 (15.07%) Analytics
5 11 (15.07%) Mathematics
6 10 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (13.70%) Data Visualisation
6 10 (13.70%) Information Security
6 10 (13.70%) Task Automation
6 10 (13.70%) Visualisation
7 8 (10.96%) Test Automation
8 7 (9.59%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 7 (9.59%) Migration
8 7 (9.59%) Scrum
9 6 (8.22%) Data Management
9 6 (8.22%) Machine Learning
9 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.77%) SQL
2 20 (27.40%) Java
3 17 (23.29%) C#
3 17 (23.29%) R
4 15 (20.55%) Ruby
5 14 (19.18%) PHP
6 13 (17.81%) VB
7 11 (15.07%) Perl
7 11 (15.07%) PowerShell
7 11 (15.07%) Scala
8 10 (13.70%) GraphQL
9 8 (10.96%) Bash Shell
9 8 (10.96%) C
9 8 (10.96%) MATLAB
10 7 (9.59%) C++
11 4 (5.48%) Go
11 4 (5.48%) JavaScript
12 1 (1.37%) Apple Swift
12 1 (1.37%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.37%) Jython
Qualifications
1 19 (26.03%) Degree
2 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.37%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (21.92%) Docker
2 13 (17.81%) Active Directory
3 6 (8.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (26.03%) Puppet
2 13 (17.81%) Ansible
3 12 (16.44%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (16.44%) Salt
4 11 (15.07%) Terraform
5 6 (8.22%) collectd
5 6 (8.22%) Kibana
5 6 (8.22%) logstash
5 6 (8.22%) StatsD
6 1 (1.37%) FTK
6 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.37%) Mesos
6 1 (1.37%) Rancher
6 1 (1.37%) rkt
Vendors
1 13 (17.81%) IBM
2 11 (15.07%) Tableau
3 9 (12.33%) Rackspace
4 6 (8.22%) Oracle
5 5 (6.85%) SaltStack
6 3 (4.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.74%) Zend
8 1 (1.37%) Nuix
8 1 (1.37%) SAP
8 1 (1.37%) Talend