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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 42 50 60
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10  
Contract jobs citing Python 17 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.62% 1.24% 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.52% 4.10% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 2
Median daily rate £475 £500 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +77.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £360 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £286
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £424 £375
% change year-on-year +0.29% +13.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.66% -5.62%  

Python is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 226 195 195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 34.82% 30.23% 26.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 133 125
Median daily rate £400 £350 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +3.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £24.75 £11.75 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.63% -51.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £9.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.95 £36.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Python as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in Birmingham

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in Birmingham

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Python.

1 27 (81.82%) Ruby
2 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (66.67%) Linux
3 22 (66.67%) DevOps
4 21 (63.64%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (63.64%) Open Source
4 21 (63.64%) Puppet
5 20 (60.61%) Ansible
6 19 (57.58%) Amazon AWS
7 18 (54.55%) Salt
7 18 (54.55%) PHP
7 18 (54.55%) Web Services
8 17 (51.52%) HTTP
8 17 (51.52%) TCP/IP
8 17 (51.52%) Configuration Management
8 17 (51.52%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (51.52%) Jenkins
8 17 (51.52%) Rackspace
9 16 (48.48%) MongoDB
9 16 (48.48%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (48.48%) SSL
9 16 (48.48%) MySQL
9 16 (48.48%) Web Operations
10 15 (45.45%) Subversion
10 15 (45.45%) Git (software)
11 8 (24.24%) Java
12 7 (21.21%) Finance
12 7 (21.21%) User Experience
12 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (18.18%) Cybersecurity

Python
Top Related 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 (12.12%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (9.09%) nginx
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (3.03%) Confluence
3 1 (3.03%) MindAlign
3 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.03%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 19 (57.58%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon S3
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (9.09%) Route 53
2 3 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (51.52%) HTTP
1 17 (51.52%) TCP/IP
2 16 (48.48%) SSL
3 2 (6.06%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) BGP
4 1 (3.03%) Firewall
4 1 (3.03%) IMAP
4 1 (3.03%) Junos
4 1 (3.03%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (3.03%) OSPF
4 1 (3.03%) S/MIME
4 1 (3.03%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (51.52%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (48.48%) MongoDB
2 16 (48.48%) MySQL
3 5 (15.15%) EDRMS
4 3 (9.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (3.03%) Big Data
5 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
5 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (51.52%) Jenkins
2 15 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 15 (45.45%) Subversion
3 6 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.03%) eggPlant
4 1 (3.03%) JIRA
4 1 (3.03%) Selenium
4 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Senior DevOps
2 8 (24.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Applications Support
3 5 (15.15%) Head of Development
3 5 (15.15%) WebOps Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Head of Application Development
4 4 (12.12%) Head of Applications
4 4 (12.12%) Head of Support
4 4 (12.12%) Senior WebOps Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (6.06%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (6.06%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) AWS Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Data Scientist
7 1 (3.03%) Developer in Test
7 1 (3.03%) Junior Data Scientist
7 1 (3.03%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (54.55%) Web Services
2 6 (18.18%) .NET
3 4 (12.12%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (9.09%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (9.09%) Sensu
5 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.03%) JSON
5 1 (3.03%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (3.03%) MEAN Stack
5 1 (3.03%) Node.js
5 1 (3.03%) REST
5 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (21.21%) User Experience
2 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (66.67%) DevOps
3 21 (63.64%) Open Source
4 17 (51.52%) Configuration Management
5 16 (48.48%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (48.48%) Web Operations
6 6 (18.18%) Case Management
6 6 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (18.18%) Data Modelling
7 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (15.15%) Change Management
7 5 (15.15%) CRM
7 5 (15.15%) Data Management
7 5 (15.15%) IT Strategy
7 5 (15.15%) SDLC
7 5 (15.15%) Workflow
8 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (12.12%) Project Management
8 4 (12.12%) Service Management
9 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (81.82%) Ruby
2 18 (54.55%) PHP
3 8 (24.24%) Java
4 6 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 6 (18.18%) Scala
5 3 (9.09%) C
6 2 (6.06%) Perl
6 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.03%) C++
7 1 (3.03%) Groovy
7 1 (3.03%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) BPSS Clearance
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 21 (63.64%) Opscode Chef
1 21 (63.64%) Puppet
2 20 (60.61%) Ansible
3 18 (54.55%) Salt
4 4 (12.12%) Kibana
4 4 (12.12%) logstash
4 4 (12.12%) Terraform
5 3 (9.09%) collectd
5 3 (9.09%) StatsD
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Rackspace
2 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) SaltStack
4 1 (3.03%) Juniper
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) Proofpoint
4 1 (3.03%) Splunk