Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 60 126
Rank change year-on-year -12 +66 +3
Contract jobs citing Python 156 148 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.06% 3.19% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.75% 10.43% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 122 64
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +15.15% +10.00%
10th Percentile £358 £320 £263
90th Percentile £558 £588 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.86 £55.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.26% +57.14% +36.40%
10th Percentile £30.57 £28.74 £31.00
90th Percentile £36.86 £77.50 £39.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £39.13
% change year-on-year +4.94% +3.51% -0.95%

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 1,783 1,419 1,981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.02% 30.62% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,103 915 1,237
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £250
90th Percentile £545 £538 £506
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 58
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £33.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.61% +10.92% +13.33%
10th Percentile £15.25 £15.58 £14.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £57.28 £42.70
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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
Shropshire -20 61 £525 -0.47% 10
Birmingham -38 28 £400 -5.88% 31
Warwickshire +30 25 £475 - 7
Wolverhampton - 7 £425 -
Walsall - 7 £425 -
Staffordshire -5 5 £353 -32.86% 6
Coventry -31 5 £456 -18.89% 11
Solihull -3 4 £400 -11.11% 2
Worcestershire - 3 £450 -
Herefordshire - 3 £415 - 1
Python
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Python.

1 86 (55.13%) Linux
2 82 (52.56%) DevOps
3 81 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (41.67%) Jenkins
5 63 (40.38%) Ansible
5 63 (40.38%) Puppet
5 63 (40.38%) Windows
6 62 (39.74%) Git (software)
7 60 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
8 56 (35.90%) Perl
9 54 (34.62%) Configuration Management
10 52 (33.33%) Test Automation
11 48 (30.77%) Open Source
12 46 (29.49%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (26.28%) Java
14 39 (25.00%) Ruby
15 37 (23.72%) Docker
16 36 (23.08%) Deployment Automation
17 33 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
17 33 (21.15%) C#
18 32 (20.51%) MongoDB
18 32 (20.51%) Subversion
19 29 (18.59%) CSS
19 29 (18.59%) Middleware
20 28 (17.95%) Red Hat
20 28 (17.95%) JavaScript
20 28 (17.95%) NoSQL
20 28 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 27 (17.31%) Maven
21 27 (17.31%) Google

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 18 (11.54%) nginx
1 18 (11.54%) Tomcat
2 13 (8.33%) Confluence
3 8 (5.13%) WebSphere
4 7 (4.49%) Apache
5 6 (3.85%) JBoss
5 6 (3.85%) WebLogic
6 5 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.92%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.92%) SAS
9 2 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.64%) Jupyter
Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.64%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (14.10%) GitHub
5 18 (11.54%) Google Analytics
6 8 (5.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (3.85%) IaaS
8 5 (3.21%) SaaS
9 3 (1.92%) PaaS
10 2 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (1.28%) Serverless
10 2 (1.28%) Slack
10 2 (1.28%) Trello
11 1 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.64%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.64%) NuGet
11 1 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.10%) HTTP
2 21 (13.46%) TCP/IP
3 19 (12.18%) SSL
4 12 (7.69%) SNMP
5 6 (3.85%) Firewall
5 6 (3.85%) VLAN
5 6 (3.85%) Wireless
6 5 (3.21%) DHCP
6 5 (3.21%) DMVPN
6 5 (3.21%) Internet
6 5 (3.21%) IPsec
6 5 (3.21%) LAN
6 5 (3.21%) MPLS
6 5 (3.21%) Multicast
6 5 (3.21%) Network Security
6 5 (3.21%) OSPF
6 5 (3.21%) SAN
6 5 (3.21%) WAN
7 2 (1.28%) Bluetooth
7 2 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (20.51%) MongoDB
2 28 (17.95%) NoSQL
3 16 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (8.97%) MySQL
5 13 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (6.41%) Oracle Database
7 6 (3.85%) Big Data
7 6 (3.85%) Power BI
7 6 (3.85%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.56%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.56%) Redis
8 4 (2.56%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.92%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (1.92%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (1.28%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.64%) Bigtable
11 1 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 65 (41.67%) Jenkins
2 62 (39.74%) Git (software)
3 32 (20.51%) Subversion
4 27 (17.31%) Maven
4 27 (17.31%) Selenium
4 27 (17.31%) Sonatype Nexus
5 19 (12.18%) Ant
5 19 (12.18%) JIRA
6 18 (11.54%) Cucumber
6 18 (11.54%) Gatling
6 18 (11.54%) Grunt
6 18 (11.54%) gulp
6 18 (11.54%) IntelliJ
6 18 (11.54%) Karma Test Runner
6 18 (11.54%) Sublime Text
7 12 (7.69%) Bitbucket
8 11 (7.05%) JUnit
9 8 (5.13%) RSpec
10 6 (3.85%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (7.05%) Finance
2 8 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.21%) Retail
4 4 (2.56%) Automotive
5 3 (1.92%) Electronics
5 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.92%) Marketing
6 2 (1.28%) Law
7 1 (0.64%) Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (30.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 46 (29.49%) Developer
3 22 (14.10%) AWS DevOps
4 21 (13.46%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 21 (13.46%) AWS Engineer
5 17 (10.90%) Python Developer
6 15 (9.62%) Architect
7 11 (7.05%) Software Engineer
8 10 (6.41%) Data Scientist
9 6 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.21%) Analyst
10 5 (3.21%) AWS Specialist
10 5 (3.21%) Digital Architect
10 5 (3.21%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.21%) Scala Developer
10 5 (3.21%) Security Architect
10 5 (3.21%) WebSphere Developer
11 4 (2.56%) Azure DevOps
11 4 (2.56%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.59%) CSS
1 29 (18.59%) Middleware
2 26 (16.67%) RESTful
3 24 (15.38%) Django
3 24 (15.38%) HTML
4 22 (14.10%) AngularJS
4 22 (14.10%) HTML5
5 21 (13.46%) jQuery
5 21 (13.46%) Node.js
6 18 (11.54%) Gherkin
6 18 (11.54%) JSON
6 18 (11.54%) REST
6 18 (11.54%) Servlets
6 18 (11.54%) Spring
7 15 (9.62%) CSS3
8 13 (8.33%) Web Services
9 12 (7.69%) Ajax
9 12 (7.69%) SOAP
10 9 (5.77%) Ruby on Rails
11 7 (4.49%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.03%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.77%) User Experience
3 8 (5.13%) Smart Home
4 7 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.49%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.21%) Digital Media
5 5 (3.21%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.92%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.92%) Fintech
7 2 (1.28%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.28%) iPad
7 2 (1.28%) iPhone
7 2 (1.28%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.64%) RIA
8 1 (0.64%) Robotics
8 1 (0.64%) SCADA
8 1 (0.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 86 (55.13%) Linux
2 63 (40.38%) Windows
3 28 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (17.31%) Ubuntu
5 13 (8.33%) Unix
6 5 (3.21%) VMS
7 3 (1.92%) Android
7 3 (1.92%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.64%) CentOS
8 1 (0.64%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (52.56%) DevOps
2 81 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (34.62%) Configuration Management
4 52 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 48 (30.77%) Open Source
6 46 (29.49%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (23.08%) Deployment Automation
8 27 (17.31%) Scrum
9 25 (16.03%) Task Automation
10 23 (14.74%) Analytics
10 23 (14.74%) Microservices
11 20 (12.82%) Kanban
12 18 (11.54%) Software Engineering
13 17 (10.90%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (10.90%) TDD
14 16 (10.26%) SOA
15 15 (9.62%) SDLC
16 13 (8.33%) Data Science
16 13 (8.33%) Process Improvement
17 12 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 56 (35.90%) Perl
2 41 (26.28%) Java
3 39 (25.00%) Ruby
4 33 (21.15%) C#
5 28 (17.95%) JavaScript
6 20 (12.82%) Scala
7 18 (11.54%) Groovy
7 18 (11.54%) Haskell
7 18 (11.54%) SQL
8 14 (8.97%) PowerShell
9 13 (8.33%) Bash Shell
10 12 (7.69%) R
11 9 (5.77%) C++
12 5 (3.21%) PHP
13 3 (1.92%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.92%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.28%) Apple Swift
14 2 (1.28%) Go
14 2 (1.28%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (5.77%) Degree
1 9 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.21%) CCNA
2 5 (3.21%) CCNP
2 5 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (3.21%) CISSP
2 5 (3.21%) SANS
3 4 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.56%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.28%) PhD
4 2 (1.28%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.64%) OSCE
5 1 (0.64%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.56%) GDPR
2 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (23.72%) Docker
2 6 (3.85%) LXC
3 3 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.64%) iptables
5 1 (0.64%) Squid
Systems Management
1 63 (40.38%) Ansible
1 63 (40.38%) Puppet
2 23 (14.74%) Kibana
3 19 (12.18%) Terraform
4 18 (11.54%) Grafana
5 16 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (9.62%) ZABBIX
7 5 (3.21%) Kubernetes
7 5 (3.21%) logstash
8 3 (1.92%) Packer
8 3 (1.92%) Salt
9 2 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (1.28%) Nagios
10 1 (0.64%) Nessus
10 1 (0.64%) Nmap
10 1 (0.64%) SELinux
Vendors
1 28 (17.95%) Red Hat
2 27 (17.31%) Google
3 20 (12.82%) Oracle
4 12 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.92%) Adobe
5 3 (1.92%) IBM
5 3 (1.92%) SAP
5 3 (1.92%) Tableau
5 3 (1.92%) VMware
5 3 (1.92%) webMethods
6 2 (1.28%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.64%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.64%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.64%) Riverbed