Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 56 72
Rank change year-on-year +29 +16 -36
Contract jobs citing Python 22 41 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.55% 2.95% 2.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.29% 8.65% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 33 26
Median daily rate £450 £463 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% -10.84% +15.28%
10th Percentile £385 £313 £344
90th Percentile £540 £568 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £463 £500
% change year-on-year +18.92% -7.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £41.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £46.40 £43.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% +5.42% -12.63%

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 179 474 557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 37.06% 34.10% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 335 369
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +4.23%
10th Percentile £325 £263 £288
90th Percentile £588 £573 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £32.78 £35.00 £15.20
90th Percentile £47.63 £40.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -3.13% +35.59% -11.78%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Python in Birmingham

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Python in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Python in Birmingham

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python in Birmingham over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Python in Birmingham

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Python in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Python in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 7 August 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 12 (54.55%) Data Modelling
1 12 (54.55%) Analytics
2 11 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (50.00%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (40.91%) Data Analysis
3 9 (40.91%) Data Science
4 8 (36.36%) Power Platform
4 8 (36.36%) Data Analytics
4 8 (36.36%) Power BI
4 8 (36.36%) Azure
5 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
5 6 (27.27%) Validation
5 6 (27.27%) Data Quality
5 6 (27.27%) Public Sector
6 5 (22.73%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 5 (22.73%) Finance
6 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
6 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
6 5 (22.73%) Visualisation
7 4 (18.18%) C#
7 4 (18.18%) ETL
7 4 (18.18%) Decision-Making
7 4 (18.18%) Machine Learning
7 4 (18.18%) Tableau
8 3 (13.64%) MuleSoft

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 3 (13.64%) Apache Spark
2 2 (9.09%) Jupyter
3 1 (4.55%) Apache
3 1 (4.55%) ArcGIS
3 1 (4.55%) SAS
3 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.55%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Azure
1 8 (36.36%) Power Platform
2 2 (9.09%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (4.55%) Apigee
3 1 (4.55%) AWS
3 1 (4.55%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (4.55%) GCP
3 1 (4.55%) GitHub
3 1 (4.55%) Logic Apps
3 1 (4.55%) PaaS
3 1 (4.55%) Power Automate
3 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) CTI
1 1 (4.55%) H.323
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
1 1 (4.55%) PBX
1 1 (4.55%) Skype
1 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
1 1 (4.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) Power BI
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (13.64%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (9.09%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
4 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.55%) Base SAS
5 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
5 1 (4.55%) DTS
5 1 (4.55%) GIS
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (4.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (4.55%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (4.55%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) JUnit
3 1 (4.55%) ProC
3 1 (4.55%) RSpec
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) Toad
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (27.27%) Public Sector
2 5 (22.73%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
1 6 (27.27%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Data Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Power BI Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Tableau Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Data Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Data Scientist
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Java Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Python Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SAS Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Site Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Kafka
1 3 (13.64%) Matplotlib
2 2 (9.09%) JSON
2 2 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
3 1 (4.55%) DHTML
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) Lambda Expressions
3 1 (4.55%) LDAP
3 1 (4.55%) MDX
3 1 (4.55%) Node.js
3 1 (4.55%) NumPy
3 1 (4.55%) Pandas
3 1 (4.55%) RAML
3 1 (4.55%) REST
3 1 (4.55%) SciPy
3 1 (4.55%) Seaborn
3 1 (4.55%) SQLAlchemy
3 1 (4.55%) Swagger
3 1 (4.55%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.55%) IVR
3 1 (4.55%) Social Media
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Analytics
1 12 (54.55%) Data Modelling
2 11 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (40.91%) Data Analysis
3 9 (40.91%) Data Science
4 8 (36.36%) Data Analytics
5 6 (27.27%) Validation
6 5 (22.73%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (22.73%) Visualisation
7 4 (18.18%) Decision-Making
7 4 (18.18%) ETL
7 4 (18.18%) Machine Learning
8 3 (13.64%) IT Strategy
8 3 (13.64%) Kanban
8 3 (13.64%) Scrum
9 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
9 2 (9.09%) DevOps
9 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
3 4 (18.18%) C#
4 3 (13.64%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (9.09%) Scala
6 1 (4.55%) C
6 1 (4.55%) PHP
6 1 (4.55%) PROC SQL
6 1 (4.55%) R
6 1 (4.55%) SAS Macro
6 1 (4.55%) VB
6 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) Data Quality
2 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Ansible
1 2 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) Netcool
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Tableau
3 3 (13.64%) MuleSoft
4 2 (9.09%) Databricks
5 1 (4.55%) Avaya
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) Cloudera
5 1 (4.55%) Google
5 1 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) Sonatype
5 1 (4.55%) Splunk
5 1 (4.55%) Talend
5 1 (4.55%) Teradata
5 1 (4.55%) WSO2