Period
to 23 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 47 61
Rank change year-on-year +5 +14 +18
Contract jobs citing Python 49 55 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.65% 3.47% 2.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.94% 10.60% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 51 21
Birmingham median daily rate £438 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +21.21%
10th Percentile £325 £288 £400
90th Percentile £563 £665 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £475 £410
% change year-on-year +5.16% +15.85% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% -27.50% +55.88%

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 448 519 508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 33.36% 32.74% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 366 308
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £290 £244 £269
90th Percentile £550 £544 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £41.25 £37.75 £31.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.27% +18.54% +94.47%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.13 £16.01
90th Percentile £45.25 £53.75 £40.70
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% +34.04% -21.26%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019, 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 (63.27%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (53.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (48.98%) DevOps
4 18 (36.73%) Jenkins
4 18 (36.73%) JavaScript
5 17 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (32.65%) Java
7 15 (30.61%) Ansible
8 14 (28.57%) Linux
9 13 (26.53%) Perl
9 13 (26.53%) Terraform
9 13 (26.53%) Serverless
10 12 (24.49%) Data Science
10 12 (24.49%) C#
10 12 (24.49%) SQL
10 12 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (22.45%) Docker
12 10 (20.41%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (20.41%) Maven
12 10 (20.41%) Google
13 9 (18.37%) Configuration Management
13 9 (18.37%) Telecoms
13 9 (18.37%) R
13 9 (18.37%) Octopus Deploy
14 8 (16.33%) User Experience
14 8 (16.33%) Responsive Web Design
14 8 (16.33%) Machine Learning
15 7 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 7 (14.29%) Digital Media
15 7 (14.29%) Web Design

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 4 (8.16%) SAS
2 3 (6.12%) Anypoint
2 3 (6.12%) Mule
3 2 (4.08%) CMS
4 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.04%) Jupyter
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) Houdini
2 1 (2.04%) Maya
2 1 (2.04%) NUKE
2 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 31 (63.27%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (53.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (26.53%) Serverless
4 10 (20.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (6.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (6.12%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (6.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (6.12%) Amazon S3
5 3 (6.12%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (6.12%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (6.12%) AWS CodePipeline
5 3 (6.12%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (6.12%) CloudFront
5 3 (6.12%) GitHub
5 3 (6.12%) SaaS
6 2 (4.08%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (4.08%) Office 365
7 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (2.04%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) LAN
1 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (8.16%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (8.16%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (8.16%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.16%) Power BI
2 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (6.12%) Big Data
3 3 (6.12%) Cosmos DB
3 3 (6.12%) Hadoop
3 3 (6.12%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.12%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.08%) Amazon Athena
4 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.08%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (4.08%) MySQL
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.04%) BigQuery
5 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.04%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (36.73%) Jenkins
2 10 (20.41%) Maven
3 9 (18.37%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (14.29%) JIRA
5 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (18.37%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.24%) Retail
3 5 (10.20%) Finance
4 3 (6.12%) Banking
4 3 (6.12%) Retail Banking
4 3 (6.12%) Retail Finance
5 2 (4.08%) Electronics
5 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Developer
2 10 (20.41%) Data Scientist
2 10 (20.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (16.33%) Senior DevOps
4 6 (12.24%) Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Senior Developer
5 5 (10.20%) AWS DevOps
5 5 (10.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) AWS Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) React Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Architect
6 4 (8.16%) DevOps Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Data Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Python Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Risk Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Credit Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Credit Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) Node.js
1 6 (12.24%) React
2 4 (8.16%) .NET
2 4 (8.16%) Django
2 4 (8.16%) Web Services
3 3 (6.12%) .NET Core
3 3 (6.12%) Flask
3 3 (6.12%) GraphQL
3 3 (6.12%) HTML
3 3 (6.12%) SAML
4 2 (4.08%) CSS
4 2 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (4.08%) HTML5
4 2 (4.08%) jQuery
4 2 (4.08%) Keras
4 2 (4.08%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (4.08%) Sensu
5 1 (2.04%) NumPy
5 1 (2.04%) RESTful
5 1 (2.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) User Experience
2 7 (14.29%) Digital Media
3 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.12%) Credit Risk
5 2 (4.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (4.08%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.04%) Animation
6 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.04%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) CentOS
2 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (6.12%) Windows
3 1 (2.04%) Android
3 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) DevOps
2 17 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (24.49%) Data Science
4 9 (18.37%) Configuration Management
5 8 (16.33%) Machine Learning
5 8 (16.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 7 (14.29%) Open Source
6 7 (14.29%) Web Design
7 6 (12.24%) Analytics
7 6 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (12.24%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (10.20%) Data Management
8 5 (10.20%) Data Modelling
8 5 (10.20%) Scrum
9 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
9 4 (8.16%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.73%) JavaScript
2 16 (32.65%) Java
3 13 (26.53%) Perl
4 12 (24.49%) C#
4 12 (24.49%) SQL
5 9 (18.37%) R
6 5 (10.20%) C++
6 5 (10.20%) MATLAB
7 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.12%) Ruby
7 3 (6.12%) VB
8 1 (2.04%) Go
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
8 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.04%) Scala
8 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) AWS Certification
2 3 (6.12%) PhD
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 11 (22.45%) Docker
2 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.04%) NFS
4 1 (2.04%) Samba
Systems Management
1 15 (30.61%) Ansible
2 13 (26.53%) Terraform
3 6 (12.24%) Kubernetes
4 5 (10.20%) Puppet
5 4 (8.16%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (6.12%) Mesos
6 3 (6.12%) rkt
6 3 (6.12%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (4.08%) Grafana
7 2 (4.08%) Graphite
7 2 (4.08%) Nagios
7 2 (4.08%) ZABBIX
8 1 (2.04%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Google
2 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.16%) VMware
4 3 (6.12%) MuleSoft
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle
4 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.08%) SAP
5 2 (4.08%) Tableau
6 1 (2.04%) Alteryx
6 1 (2.04%) SnapLogic