Period
to 17 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 17 February 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 62 92
Rank change year-on-year +2 +30 +69
Contract jobs citing Python 188 153 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.82% 3.22% 2.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.68% 9.63% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 117 77
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.46% +8.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £330 £363 £313
90th Percentile £575 £643 £550
England median daily rate £525 £525 £480
% change year-on-year - +9.38% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -31.25% +55.88%
10th Percentile £32.50 £24.50 £37.75
90th Percentile £37.50 £49.15 £42.25
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,760 1,588 1,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.76% 33.47% 31.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,055 997 1,033
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £306 £246 £255
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
England median daily rate £485 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +2.11% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 58 55
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.75 £32.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.59% +31.00% -2.57%
10th Percentile £15.25 £17.60 £14.05
90th Percentile £58.26 £49.13 £42.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Python as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Python in the West Midlands

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in the West Midlands

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in the West Midlands

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in the West Midlands

Python
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +11 55 £450 -10.00% 35
Shropshire -16 55 £530 -3.64% 4
Warwickshire +12 29 £500 +3.90% 20
Coventry -16 14 £431 -13.75% 9
Staffordshire +2 7 £390 -25.71% 4
Herefordshire - 4 £395 - 3
Solihull +1 3 £500 +8.11% 7
Worcestershire -13 3 £425 - 7
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Python.

1 111 (59.04%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (55.85%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (55.32%) Linux
4 101 (53.72%) DevOps
5 91 (48.40%) Jenkins
6 79 (42.02%) Perl
7 70 (37.23%) Ansible
8 68 (36.17%) Windows
9 67 (35.64%) Git (software)
10 65 (34.57%) Open Source
11 64 (34.04%) Configuration Management
12 63 (33.51%) Puppet
13 62 (32.98%) Test Automation
14 60 (31.91%) Maven
15 53 (28.19%) Java
15 53 (28.19%) Docker
16 48 (25.53%) Microsoft Azure
16 48 (25.53%) Problem-Solving
17 45 (23.94%) Deployment Automation
18 44 (23.40%) Scrum
18 44 (23.40%) JavaScript
18 44 (23.40%) Ruby
19 42 (22.34%) C#
20 41 (21.81%) SOA
20 41 (21.81%) Sonatype Nexus
21 40 (21.28%) Red Hat
21 40 (21.28%) ZABBIX
21 40 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 38 (20.21%) Kanban
22 38 (20.21%) Subversion

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 15 (7.98%) Confluence
2 12 (6.38%) OpenStack
3 11 (5.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (5.32%) Apache
4 10 (5.32%) Tomcat
5 9 (4.79%) nginx
6 6 (3.19%) JBoss
6 6 (3.19%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.66%) Anypoint
8 4 (2.13%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (2.13%) SAS
9 3 (1.60%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.60%) Mule
10 2 (1.06%) CMS
10 2 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.53%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.53%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.53%) Luigi
11 1 (0.53%) Moodle
11 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.53%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.53%) Houdini
2 1 (0.53%) Maya
2 1 (0.53%) NUKE
2 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 111 (59.04%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (25.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (16.49%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (12.77%) Serverless
5 15 (7.98%) GitHub
6 13 (6.91%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (6.38%) AWS Lambda
8 11 (5.85%) Amazon S3
9 10 (5.32%) Google Analytics
10 7 (3.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (3.19%) AWS CloudTrail
12 5 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (2.66%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (2.66%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (2.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (2.13%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (2.13%) AWS CodePipeline
13 4 (2.13%) CloudFront
13 4 (2.13%) SaaS
14 3 (1.60%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.64%) HTTP
1 20 (10.64%) SNMP
2 14 (7.45%) Firewall
3 13 (6.91%) VLAN
3 13 (6.91%) Wireless
4 12 (6.38%) TCP/IP
5 11 (5.85%) SSL
6 10 (5.32%) 802.11
6 10 (5.32%) VPN
7 8 (4.26%) SAN
7 8 (4.26%) VoIP
8 6 (3.19%) LAN
8 6 (3.19%) WAN
9 5 (2.66%) DHCP
9 5 (2.66%) DMVPN
9 5 (2.66%) IPsec
9 5 (2.66%) MPLS
9 5 (2.66%) Multicast
9 5 (2.66%) Network Security
9 5 (2.66%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.17%) MongoDB
2 19 (10.11%) NoSQL
3 18 (9.57%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (6.91%) Relational Database
5 12 (6.38%) Hadoop
5 12 (6.38%) Oracle Database
5 12 (6.38%) RDBMS
6 9 (4.79%) Amazon Redshift
6 9 (4.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (4.79%) Big Data
6 9 (4.79%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (2.66%) Amazon Athena
7 5 (2.66%) MySQL
7 5 (2.66%) Power BI
8 4 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.60%) Amazon QuickSight
9 3 (1.60%) Data Lake
9 3 (1.60%) Parquet
9 3 (1.60%) Presto
Development Applications
1 91 (48.40%) Jenkins
2 67 (35.64%) Git (software)
3 60 (31.91%) Maven
4 41 (21.81%) Sonatype Nexus
5 38 (20.21%) Subversion
6 22 (11.70%) JIRA
7 14 (7.45%) Ant
8 12 (6.38%) Burp Suite
8 12 (6.38%) Metasploit
9 11 (5.85%) gulp
9 11 (5.85%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (4.79%) Cucumber
10 9 (4.79%) Gatling
10 9 (4.79%) Grunt
10 9 (4.79%) IntelliJ
10 9 (4.79%) Karma Test Runner
10 9 (4.79%) Selenium
10 9 (4.79%) Sublime Text
11 6 (3.19%) Eclipse
11 6 (3.19%) JUnit
General
1 12 (6.38%) Finance
1 12 (6.38%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.32%) Retail
3 7 (3.72%) Electronics
3 7 (3.72%) Marketing
4 5 (2.66%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.13%) Automotive
6 3 (1.60%) Banking
6 3 (1.60%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.60%) Retail Finance
7 1 (0.53%) Billing
7 1 (0.53%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 67 (35.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 52 (27.66%) Developer
3 34 (18.09%) AWS Engineer
4 33 (17.55%) AWS DevOps
5 32 (17.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 16 (8.51%) Senior DevOps
7 13 (6.91%) Data Scientist
7 13 (6.91%) Python Developer
8 12 (6.38%) Java Developer
8 12 (6.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 11 (5.85%) Architect
9 11 (5.85%) Penetration Tester
9 11 (5.85%) Tester
10 10 (5.32%) Analyst
11 7 (3.72%) .NET Developer
11 7 (3.72%) React Developer
12 6 (3.19%) Administrator
12 6 (3.19%) Data Engineer
12 6 (3.19%) Senior Developer
13 5 (2.66%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (19.15%) Middleware
2 22 (11.70%) Web Services
3 19 (10.11%) Node.js
4 16 (8.51%) .NET
5 15 (7.98%) HTML
5 15 (7.98%) JSON
6 13 (6.91%) CSS
7 12 (6.38%) AngularJS
7 12 (6.38%) jQuery
7 12 (6.38%) Spring
8 11 (5.85%) Django
8 11 (5.85%) HTML5
9 10 (5.32%) 802.1X
9 10 (5.32%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (5.32%) Flask
9 10 (5.32%) React
9 10 (5.32%) XML
10 9 (4.79%) Gherkin
10 9 (4.79%) GraphQL
10 9 (4.79%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.77%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (6.91%) User Experience
3 11 (5.85%) SCADA
4 10 (5.32%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (5.32%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (5.32%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.26%) Wiki
6 7 (3.72%) Digital Media
7 6 (3.19%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.66%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.60%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (1.60%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.06%) ASIC
11 2 (1.06%) Device Driver
11 2 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (1.06%) Private Cloud
11 2 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (1.06%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 104 (55.32%) Linux
2 68 (36.17%) Windows
3 40 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (13.83%) Unix
5 12 (6.38%) Kali Linux
6 9 (4.79%) Ubuntu
7 6 (3.19%) Mac OS
8 5 (2.66%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.66%) CentOS
9 4 (2.13%) Android
10 2 (1.06%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.53%) Solaris
11 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (55.85%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (53.72%) DevOps
3 65 (34.57%) Open Source
4 64 (34.04%) Configuration Management
5 62 (32.98%) Test Automation
6 48 (25.53%) Problem-Solving
7 45 (23.94%) Deployment Automation
8 44 (23.40%) Scrum
9 41 (21.81%) SOA
10 38 (20.21%) Kanban
11 29 (15.43%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (15.43%) Task Automation
12 26 (13.83%) TDD
13 23 (12.23%) Machine Learning
14 21 (11.17%) Analytics
15 18 (9.57%) Computer Science
15 18 (9.57%) Mathematics
16 16 (8.51%) SDLC
16 16 (8.51%) Security Architecture
16 16 (8.51%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 79 (42.02%) Perl
2 53 (28.19%) Java
3 44 (23.40%) JavaScript
3 44 (23.40%) Ruby
4 42 (22.34%) C#
5 32 (17.02%) SQL
6 31 (16.49%) PowerShell
7 18 (9.57%) Bash Shell
7 18 (9.57%) Scala
8 13 (6.91%) Groovy
8 13 (6.91%) R
9 12 (6.38%) C
9 12 (6.38%) Lua
10 10 (5.32%) C++
11 9 (4.79%) Haskell
12 8 (4.26%) Go
13 7 (3.72%) PHP
14 6 (3.19%) MATLAB
15 4 (2.13%) VBA
16 3 (1.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (11.70%) Degree
2 13 (6.91%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.85%) OSCE
4 7 (3.72%) SANS
5 6 (3.19%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.66%) CCNA
6 5 (2.66%) CCNP
6 5 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.66%) CISSP
7 4 (2.13%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.13%) PhD
8 3 (1.60%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.06%) CREST Certified
9 2 (1.06%) GPEN
9 2 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (1.06%) OSCP
9 2 (1.06%) Tigerscheme
10 1 (0.53%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.19%) GDPR
2 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 53 (28.19%) Docker
2 5 (2.66%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.06%) NFS
5 1 (0.53%) Firmware
5 1 (0.53%) Samba
5 1 (0.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 70 (37.23%) Ansible
2 63 (33.51%) Puppet
3 40 (21.28%) ZABBIX
4 27 (14.36%) Terraform
5 15 (7.98%) Kubernetes
6 12 (6.38%) Docker Swarm
6 12 (6.38%) Nagios
6 12 (6.38%) Nessus
6 12 (6.38%) Nmap
6 12 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (5.85%) Grafana
8 9 (4.79%) Kibana
9 3 (1.60%) Mesos
9 3 (1.60%) rkt
9 3 (1.60%) Salt
9 3 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (1.06%) Graphite
10 2 (1.06%) Icinga
10 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 40 (21.28%) Red Hat
2 29 (15.43%) Oracle
3 22 (11.70%) Google
4 16 (8.51%) Microsoft
5 8 (4.26%) Riverbed
6 5 (2.66%) MuleSoft
6 5 (2.66%) SAP
6 5 (2.66%) VMware
7 3 (1.60%) Tableau
8 2 (1.06%) Adobe
8 2 (1.06%) webMethods
9 1 (0.53%) CommVault
9 1 (0.53%) Dell
9 1 (0.53%) HP
9 1 (0.53%) IBM
9 1 (0.53%) Ivanti
9 1 (0.53%) NetApp
9 1 (0.53%) Netezza
9 1 (0.53%) Sun
9 1 (0.53%) Veritas