Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 44 87
Rank change year-on-year -11 +43 -29
Contract jobs citing Python 46 42 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.10% 3.35% 0.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.90% 9.38% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 37 6
Birmingham median daily rate £525 £475 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +28.81% +1.72%
10th Percentile £363 £323 £306
90th Percentile £583 £525 £588
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Birmingham median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £39.75 £39.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £43.25 £41.00 £37.65
West Midlands median hourly rate £41.50 £47.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.63% +35.71% -

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 582 448 486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 39.17% 35.70% 33.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 301 341
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £240
90th Percentile £547 £515 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +34.62%
10th Percentile £19.80 £13.50 £10.70
90th Percentile £44.50 £42.35 £38.90
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.36 £32.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.48% +28.00% -6.87%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 31 (67.39%) Linux
2 29 (63.04%) DevOps
3 28 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (52.17%) Open Source
5 21 (45.65%) Git (software)
6 19 (41.30%) Amazon AWS
7 18 (39.13%) Configuration Management
8 16 (34.78%) PHP
8 16 (34.78%) Ruby
8 16 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (34.78%) Bash Shell
9 14 (30.43%) Docker
9 14 (30.43%) Puppet
10 13 (28.26%) Ansible
10 13 (28.26%) Opscode Chef
10 13 (28.26%) Terraform
10 13 (28.26%) JIRA
10 13 (28.26%) Subversion
11 12 (26.09%) Jenkins
12 11 (23.91%) Node.js
12 11 (23.91%) Test Automation
12 11 (23.91%) MySQL
13 10 (21.74%) Java
13 10 (21.74%) HTTP
13 10 (21.74%) SSL
13 10 (21.74%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (21.74%) Deployment Automation
14 9 (19.57%) Elastic Stack
14 9 (19.57%) Kibana
14 9 (19.57%) Salt

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 9 (19.57%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (17.39%) nginx
3 5 (10.87%) Confluence
4 4 (8.70%) Apache
4 4 (8.70%) IIS
4 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
5 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
6 2 (4.35%) GlassFish
6 2 (4.35%) JBoss
6 2 (4.35%) Jetty
6 2 (4.35%) Mongrel
7 1 (2.17%) Apache Spark
7 1 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 19 (41.30%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (21.74%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (15.22%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (13.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 6 (13.04%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (13.04%) Amazon S3
4 6 (13.04%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (13.04%) Route 53
4 6 (13.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (2.17%) GitHub
6 1 (2.17%) Google App Engine
6 1 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.17%) SaaS
6 1 (2.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) HTTP
1 10 (21.74%) SSL
2 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.52%) DNS
4 2 (4.35%) Firewall
4 2 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (4.35%) iSCSI
4 2 (4.35%) SMS
5 1 (2.17%) DHCP
5 1 (2.17%) FTP
5 1 (2.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) MySQL
2 6 (13.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 6 (13.04%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (8.70%) Redis
4 3 (6.52%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.35%) Big Data
5 2 (4.35%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.17%) Neo4j
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (45.65%) Git (software)
2 13 (28.26%) JIRA
2 13 (28.26%) Subversion
3 12 (26.09%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (8.70%) Bitbucket
4 4 (8.70%) Jasmine
4 4 (8.70%) Mocha
4 4 (8.70%) Selenium
5 2 (4.35%) Bugzilla
5 2 (4.35%) Maven
5 2 (4.35%) MSBuild
5 2 (4.35%) Travis CI
6 1 (2.17%) GitLab
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Automotive
2 3 (6.52%) Marketing
2 3 (6.52%) Persian Language
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (15.22%) Architect
2 7 (15.22%) Developer
3 6 (13.04%) Software Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) AWS DevOps
4 5 (10.87%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Cloud Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Senior DevOps
4 5 (10.87%) Technical Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Python Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (4.35%) Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Deployment Manager
7 2 (4.35%) DevOps Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Digital Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) Node.js
2 9 (19.57%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (19.57%) Sensu
2 9 (19.57%) Web Services
3 8 (17.39%) AngularJS
3 8 (17.39%) HTML
4 6 (13.04%) HTML5
5 5 (10.87%) LESS
6 4 (8.70%) CSS
6 4 (8.70%) RESTful
6 4 (8.70%) Sass
6 4 (8.70%) Symfony
7 3 (6.52%) .NET
7 3 (6.52%) J2EE
8 2 (4.35%) CGI
8 2 (4.35%) Django
8 2 (4.35%) JSON
8 2 (4.35%) LDAP
8 2 (4.35%) SOAP
8 2 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (4.35%) Clustering
2 2 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.35%) Wiki
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.17%) Fintech
3 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (67.39%) Linux
2 6 (13.04%) Unix
3 5 (10.87%) Mac OS X
4 3 (6.52%) Windows
5 2 (4.35%) CentOS
5 2 (4.35%) Debian
5 2 (4.35%) Ubuntu
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) DevOps
2 28 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (52.17%) Open Source
4 18 (39.13%) Configuration Management
5 16 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (23.91%) Test Automation
7 10 (21.74%) Deployment Automation
8 9 (19.57%) Scrum
9 8 (17.39%) Software Engineering
10 7 (15.22%) Regression Testing
11 6 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (13.04%) Mentoring
11 6 (13.04%) Process Architecture
12 5 (10.87%) API Development
12 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (10.87%) TDD
13 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
13 4 (8.70%) Migration
13 4 (8.70%) OO
13 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.78%) Bash Shell
1 16 (34.78%) PHP
1 16 (34.78%) Ruby
2 10 (21.74%) Java
3 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.70%) Scala
5 3 (6.52%) C
6 2 (4.35%) C++
6 2 (4.35%) Perl
6 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.17%) C#
7 1 (2.17%) Clojure
7 1 (2.17%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.17%) Erlang
7 1 (2.17%) F#
7 1 (2.17%) Groovy
7 1 (2.17%) Haskell
7 1 (2.17%) R
7 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.35%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.17%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.17%) MISRA
1 1 (2.17%) MISRA C
System Software
1 14 (30.43%) Docker
2 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.52%) Xen
3 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.35%) NFS
3 2 (4.35%) Samba
3 2 (4.35%) Squid
3 2 (4.35%) Varnish
4 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (30.43%) Puppet
2 13 (28.26%) Ansible
2 13 (28.26%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (28.26%) Terraform
3 9 (19.57%) Kibana
3 9 (19.57%) logstash
3 9 (19.57%) Salt
4 5 (10.87%) collectd
4 5 (10.87%) StatsD
5 3 (6.52%) Kubernetes
6 2 (4.35%) HAProxy
6 2 (4.35%) Nagios
6 2 (4.35%) WMI
7 1 (2.17%) Packer
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Atlassian
2 6 (13.04%) SaltStack
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.70%) Zend
4 3 (6.52%) VMware
5 2 (4.35%) Google
5 2 (4.35%) Rackspace
5 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.35%) Splunk
5 2 (4.35%) WSO2
6 1 (2.17%) Cloudera
6 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.17%) Tableau