Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 54 80
Rank change year-on-year +6 +26 -6
Contract jobs citing Python 60 42 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.74% 3.01% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.47% 7.88% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 33 7
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21% -2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £415 £291
90th Percentile £665 £550 £458
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +11.11% +9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £25.66
% change year-on-year -31.25% +55.88% -10.56%

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 573 533 401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 35.68% 38.21% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 337 266
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £244 £270 £220
90th Percentile £575 £528 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £41.00 £36.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.56% +153.45% -27.50%
10th Percentile £14.95 £30.03 £11.90
90th Percentile £53.75 £41.38 £26.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £30.07
% change year-on-year +32.00% -16.85% +4.79%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 40 (66.67%) DevOps
2 39 (65.00%) Linux
3 31 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (51.67%) Git (software)
4 25 (41.67%) Puppet
5 24 (40.00%) Open Source
6 23 (38.33%) Amazon AWS
6 23 (38.33%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (38.33%) Subversion
6 23 (38.33%) Ruby
6 23 (38.33%) Configuration Management
7 21 (35.00%) Docker
8 18 (30.00%) HTTP
9 17 (28.33%) PHP
9 17 (28.33%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (26.67%) Jenkins
10 16 (26.67%) Salt
11 15 (25.00%) Web Services
11 15 (25.00%) TCP/IP
12 14 (23.33%) SSL
12 14 (23.33%) Test Automation
12 14 (23.33%) Ansible
13 12 (20.00%) Bash Shell
13 12 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
14 11 (18.33%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (18.33%) Kibana
14 11 (18.33%) Mentoring
14 11 (18.33%) Elastic Stack
14 11 (18.33%) Terraform
14 11 (18.33%) Sensu

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 11 (18.33%) Elasticsearch
1 11 (18.33%) nginx
2 5 (8.33%) Confluence
3 3 (5.00%) IIS
4 2 (3.33%) Apache
4 2 (3.33%) Jetty
4 2 (3.33%) Mongrel
4 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.67%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.67%) CMS
5 1 (1.67%) Drupal
5 1 (1.67%) SAS
5 1 (1.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (38.33%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (18.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (15.00%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (13.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 8 (13.33%) Amazon ELB
5 8 (13.33%) Amazon S3
5 8 (13.33%) Amazon SQS
5 8 (13.33%) Route 53
5 8 (13.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (3.33%) GitHub
7 1 (1.67%) Google App Engine
7 1 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.67%) Office 365
7 1 (1.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (30.00%) HTTP
2 15 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 14 (23.33%) SSL
4 2 (3.33%) DHCP
4 2 (3.33%) DNS
4 2 (3.33%) SMS
5 1 (1.67%) FTP
5 1 (1.67%) IPsec
5 1 (1.67%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) MySQL
2 9 (15.00%) MongoDB
3 8 (13.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 8 (13.33%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (13.33%) NoSQL
4 7 (11.67%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (8.33%) Power BI
5 5 (8.33%) QlikView
5 5 (8.33%) Spotfire
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.67%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.67%) Redis
8 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (51.67%) Git (software)
2 23 (38.33%) Subversion
3 16 (26.67%) Jenkins
4 8 (13.33%) JIRA
4 8 (13.33%) Maven
4 8 (13.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (5.00%) Bitbucket
6 2 (3.33%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.67%) GitLab
7 1 (1.67%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.67%) Mocha
7 1 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.67%) Selenium
7 1 (1.67%) WinAutomation
General
1 3 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Advertising
2 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (15.00%) Lead DevOps
3 8 (13.33%) Developer
3 8 (13.33%) DevOps Manager
3 8 (13.33%) Head of DevOps
4 7 (11.67%) Data Scientist
5 5 (8.33%) Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 4 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) WebOps Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Python Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior DevOps
7 3 (5.00%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.33%) AWS DevOps
8 2 (3.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Senior WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.00%) Web Services
2 11 (18.33%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (18.33%) Sensu
3 8 (13.33%) Middleware
4 7 (11.67%) AngularJS
5 6 (10.00%) Node.js
6 5 (8.33%) D3.js
6 5 (8.33%) HTML
7 4 (6.67%) .NET
7 4 (6.67%) CSS
7 4 (6.67%) HTML5
7 4 (6.67%) RESTful
8 3 (5.00%) CSS3
8 3 (5.00%) J2EE
8 3 (5.00%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (3.33%) Django
9 2 (3.33%) LESS
10 1 (1.67%) jQuery
10 1 (1.67%) OAuth
10 1 (1.67%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.67%) FMCG
3 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.67%) iPhone
3 1 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.67%) User Experience
3 1 (1.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (65.00%) Linux
2 11 (18.33%) Windows
3 3 (5.00%) Mac OS X
3 3 (5.00%) Unix
3 3 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.67%) Android
4 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (66.67%) DevOps
2 31 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (40.00%) Open Source
4 23 (38.33%) Configuration Management
4 23 (38.33%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (23.33%) Test Automation
6 12 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (18.33%) Mentoring
8 9 (15.00%) Data Science
8 9 (15.00%) Migration
8 9 (15.00%) Regression Testing
9 8 (13.33%) Process Architecture
10 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (10.00%) Mathematics
10 6 (10.00%) TDD
10 6 (10.00%) Web Operations
11 5 (8.33%) Analytics
11 5 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 5 (8.33%) Information Security
11 5 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.33%) Ruby
2 17 (28.33%) PHP
3 12 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 10 (16.67%) Java
5 9 (15.00%) SQL
6 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 8 (13.33%) Perl
7 7 (11.67%) R
7 7 (11.67%) Scala
8 5 (8.33%) GraphQL
9 3 (5.00%) C
9 3 (5.00%) MATLAB
10 2 (3.33%) C#
10 2 (3.33%) VB
11 1 (1.67%) Erlang
11 1 (1.67%) F#
11 1 (1.67%) Groovy
11 1 (1.67%) Haskell
11 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (6.67%) Degree
4 2 (3.33%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (35.00%) Docker
2 9 (15.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (41.67%) Puppet
2 17 (28.33%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (26.67%) Salt
4 14 (23.33%) Ansible
5 11 (18.33%) Kibana
5 11 (18.33%) logstash
5 11 (18.33%) Terraform
6 7 (11.67%) collectd
6 7 (11.67%) StatsD
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Oracle
1 8 (13.33%) SaltStack
2 6 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.33%) Tableau
4 4 (6.67%) Rackspace
5 2 (3.33%) Google
5 2 (3.33%) IBM
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.67%) SAP
6 1 (1.67%) VMware
6 1 (1.67%) Zend