Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 33 68
Rank change year-on-year -29 +35 +5
Contract jobs citing Python 32 75 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.25% 4.78% 2.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.67% 15.09% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 67 22
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -15.00% +21.21%
10th Percentile £325 £288 £330
90th Percentile £563 £550 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% -17.14% +36.40%

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 480 497 587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 33.80% 31.66% 38.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 370 370
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.94% +5.00% +5.63%
10th Percentile £287 £262 £250
90th Percentile £550 £500 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +44.46% +58.23%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.40 £16.30
90th Percentile £47.50 £53.75 £40.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +29.03% +26.53% +3.16%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018, 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 17 (53.13%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (37.50%) Data Science
3 10 (31.25%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (31.25%) Linux
4 9 (28.13%) R
4 9 (28.13%) Google
4 9 (28.13%) DevOps
5 8 (25.00%) Ansible
5 8 (25.00%) Machine Learning
5 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (21.88%) Telecoms
6 7 (21.88%) C#
6 7 (21.88%) Java
6 7 (21.88%) SQL
6 7 (21.88%) Digital Media
6 7 (21.88%) Terraform
7 6 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (15.63%) Retail
8 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
8 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
8 5 (15.63%) C++
8 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
8 5 (15.63%) MongoDB
8 5 (15.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (15.63%) Degree
9 4 (12.50%) Power BI
9 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
9 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
9 4 (12.50%) HTML5

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 2 (6.25%) SAS
2 1 (3.13%) Jupyter
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Houdini
1 1 (3.13%) Maya
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.13%) NUKE
1 1 (3.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (53.13%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (31.25%) Google Cloud Platform
2 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.13%) GitHub
4 1 (3.13%) IaaS
4 1 (3.13%) Serverless
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) LAN
1 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (15.63%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (15.63%) MongoDB
3 4 (12.50%) MySQL
3 4 (12.50%) Power BI
4 3 (9.38%) Big Data
4 3 (9.38%) Redis
4 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (6.25%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (6.25%) Hadoop
5 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.13%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
6 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.13%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.38%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.13%) GitLab
3 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (21.88%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.63%) Retail
3 3 (9.38%) Finance
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Data Scientist
2 7 (21.88%) Developer
3 5 (15.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Architect
5 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Data Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Azure DevOps
6 2 (6.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Data Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Python Developer
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Data Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Tableau Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) HTML
1 4 (12.50%) HTML5
2 3 (9.38%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) .NET Core
2 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
2 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
2 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Core
2 3 (9.38%) CSS
2 3 (9.38%) CSS3
2 3 (9.38%) jQuery
2 3 (9.38%) RESTful
2 3 (9.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (6.25%) Django
3 2 (6.25%) Flask
3 2 (6.25%) GraphQL
3 2 (6.25%) Keras
3 2 (6.25%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.13%) NumPy
4 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Digital Media
2 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) User Experience
4 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.13%) Animation
4 1 (3.13%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.13%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Android
2 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.13%) CentOS
2 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Data Science
2 9 (28.13%) DevOps
3 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.00%) Machine Learning
4 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
5 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (12.50%) Data Management
5 4 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 3 (9.38%) Analytics
6 3 (9.38%) Co-Creation
6 3 (9.38%) Data Analysis
6 3 (9.38%) Microservices
6 3 (9.38%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (9.38%) Scrum
7 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.25%) Data Virtualisation
7 2 (6.25%) Deep Learning
7 2 (6.25%) Statistical Modelling
7 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.25%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) R
2 7 (21.88%) C#
2 7 (21.88%) Java
2 7 (21.88%) SQL
3 5 (15.63%) C++
3 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.38%) Bash Shell
4 3 (9.38%) MATLAB
5 2 (6.25%) Go
5 2 (6.25%) Ruby
6 1 (3.13%) C
6 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.13%) Scala
6 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.13%) VB
6 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) PhD
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Docker
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) NFS
3 1 (3.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) Ansible
2 7 (21.88%) Terraform
3 2 (6.25%) Kubernetes
3 2 (6.25%) Puppet
4 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Google
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) Tableau
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (3.13%) Alteryx
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat