Period
to 19 January 2020

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 19 January 2020 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 54 50
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 +17
Contract jobs citing Python 42 45 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.82% 3.41% 3.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.98% 10.27% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 26 52
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £291
90th Percentile £538 £563 £665
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +0.05% +5.21% +17.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £35.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +35.71% +20.69% -27.50%

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 421 438 519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 38.31% 33.23% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 294 369
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £419 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.46% +4.69% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £291 £244
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £425 £385
% change year-on-year +2.94% +10.39% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +9.27% +18.54%
10th Percentile £29.80 £15.25 £14.13
90th Percentile £36.75 £45.25 £53.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £38.00 £45.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +42.86% +34.04%

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Python.

1 25 (59.52%) Azure
2 22 (52.38%) AWS
3 17 (40.48%) GCP
4 15 (35.71%) Finance
5 14 (33.33%) SQL
6 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
6 13 (30.95%) Git (software)
6 13 (30.95%) PySpark
7 12 (28.57%) Node.js
8 11 (26.19%) Kafka
8 11 (26.19%) Kubernetes
8 11 (26.19%) Terraform
9 10 (23.81%) Apache Spark
9 10 (23.81%) Ansible
9 10 (23.81%) Artifactory
9 10 (23.81%) Jenkins
9 10 (23.81%) DevOps
9 10 (23.81%) ETL
10 9 (21.43%) Linux
10 9 (21.43%) C#
10 9 (21.43%) Microservices
11 8 (19.05%) CoreOS
11 8 (19.05%) Rust
11 8 (19.05%) Cloud Native
11 8 (19.05%) Veracode
11 8 (19.05%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (19.05%) Go
11 8 (19.05%) .NET
11 8 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (19.05%) CentOS

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 (23.81%) Apache Spark
2 5 (11.90%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (7.14%) Apache
3 3 (7.14%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (2.38%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 25 (59.52%) Azure
2 22 (52.38%) AWS
3 17 (40.48%) GCP
4 8 (19.05%) Amazon EKS
5 7 (16.67%) Power Platform
6 2 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (4.76%) Google Analytics
7 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.38%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) Big Data
1 7 (16.67%) Power BI
2 5 (11.90%) Hadoop
2 5 (11.90%) HDInsight
3 3 (7.14%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (4.76%) BigQuery
4 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.38%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (2.38%) GIS
5 1 (2.38%) MySQL
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (30.95%) Git (software)
2 10 (23.81%) Artifactory
2 10 (23.81%) Jenkins
3 8 (19.05%) CircleCI
3 8 (19.05%) JIRA
3 8 (19.05%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (35.71%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Public Sector
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Developer
2 10 (23.81%) Data Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) Azure DevOps
3 8 (19.05%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) Azure Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) Platform Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) Python Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Python Developer
4 5 (11.90%) SQL Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Big Data Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Data Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Node.js Developer
6 3 (7.14%) SQL BI Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Angular Developer
7 2 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) PySpark
2 12 (28.57%) Node.js
3 11 (26.19%) Kafka
4 8 (19.05%) .NET
5 5 (11.90%) NumPy
5 5 (11.90%) Pandas
6 4 (9.52%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.38%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (2.38%) J2EE
7 1 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (2.38%) React
7 1 (2.38%) REST
7 1 (2.38%) SOAP
7 1 (2.38%) Spring
7 1 (2.38%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Cloud Native
2 5 (11.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Linux
2 8 (19.05%) CentOS
2 8 (19.05%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) DevOps
1 10 (23.81%) ETL
2 9 (21.43%) Microservices
3 8 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (19.05%) Infrastructure Automation
3 8 (19.05%) Proactive Monitoring
3 8 (19.05%) The Twelve-Factor App
4 7 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 6 (14.29%) Analytics
6 5 (11.90%) Data Architecture
6 5 (11.90%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (9.52%) Data Science
7 4 (9.52%) Data Visualisation
7 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.52%) Visualisation
8 3 (7.14%) Coaching
8 3 (7.14%) Data Engineering
8 3 (7.14%) Data Management
8 3 (7.14%) Insurtech
8 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) SQL
2 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
3 9 (21.43%) C#
4 8 (19.05%) Go
4 8 (19.05%) Rust
5 4 (9.52%) Java
5 4 (9.52%) PHP
6 3 (7.14%) R
7 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.76%) Scala
7 2 (4.76%) VBA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (26.19%) Kubernetes
1 11 (26.19%) Terraform
2 10 (23.81%) Ansible
3 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Confluent
1 8 (19.05%) Veracode
2 5 (11.90%) Google
2 5 (11.90%) Splunk
3 4 (9.52%) Tableau
4 2 (4.76%) Alteryx
4 2 (4.76%) Databricks
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.38%) ESRI