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 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
England / West Midlands
Rank 56 110 110
Rank change year-on-year +54 0  
Contract jobs citing Python 62 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.76% 0.82% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.04% 2.40% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 7 7
Median daily rate £471 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.84% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £298 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £424 £375
% change year-on-year +0.29% +13.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 686 917 793
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.53% 34.06% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 551 456
Median daily rate £388 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 45
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £27.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +26.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £38.00 £37.50
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 the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +57 26 £496 -
Birmingham +10 16 £488 -2.50% 6
Warwickshire +7 9 £343 -
Coventry 0 3 £340 -12.25% 6
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
Python
England

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Python.

1 75 (63.03%) Linux
2 73 (61.34%) Ruby
3 57 (47.90%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (42.02%) Puppet
6 45 (37.82%) Configuration Management
7 44 (36.97%) PostgreSQL
7 44 (36.97%) Open Source
7 44 (36.97%) Ansible
8 39 (32.77%) Git (software)
9 38 (31.93%) MongoDB
10 37 (31.09%) DevOps
11 35 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (28.57%) Java
13 33 (27.73%) HTTP
13 33 (27.73%) Bash Shell
13 33 (27.73%) Jenkins
14 32 (26.89%) Opscode Chef
15 31 (26.05%) Microsoft Azure
16 30 (25.21%) Docker
17 29 (24.37%) Terraform
18 27 (22.69%) Confluence
18 27 (22.69%) JIRA
18 27 (22.69%) HTML
19 26 (21.85%) PHP
19 26 (21.85%) Windows
19 26 (21.85%) Web Services
19 26 (21.85%) TCP/IP
19 26 (21.85%) SSL
20 25 (21.01%) Subversion

Python
Top Related 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 27 (22.69%) Confluence
2 25 (21.01%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (7.56%) nginx
4 7 (5.88%) OpenStack
5 6 (5.04%) Apache
5 6 (5.04%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.52%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.52%) JBoss
6 3 (2.52%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.68%) SAS
8 1 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.84%) CloudStack
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.84%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.84%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.84%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.84%) Maya
2 1 (0.84%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.84%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 57 (47.90%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (26.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.40%) GitHub
4 6 (5.04%) Google Analytics
5 3 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (2.52%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (2.52%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (2.52%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.52%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.52%) IaaS
5 3 (2.52%) Route 53
5 3 (2.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.84%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (27.73%) HTTP
2 26 (21.85%) SSL
2 26 (21.85%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.52%) Firewall
4 2 (1.68%) Profibus
5 1 (0.84%) BGP
5 1 (0.84%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.84%) DNS
5 1 (0.84%) Internet
5 1 (0.84%) Junos
5 1 (0.84%) OSPF
5 1 (0.84%) RFID
5 1 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (36.97%) PostgreSQL
2 38 (31.93%) MongoDB
3 19 (15.97%) MySQL
4 11 (9.24%) NoSQL
5 10 (8.40%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.20%) Big Data
6 5 (4.20%) DB2
6 5 (4.20%) EDRMS
7 4 (3.36%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (2.52%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (2.52%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.84%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.84%) Riak
Development Applications
1 39 (32.77%) Git (software)
2 33 (27.73%) Jenkins
3 27 (22.69%) JIRA
4 25 (21.01%) Subversion
5 12 (10.08%) Selenium
6 11 (9.24%) Cucumber
7 9 (7.56%) IntelliJ
7 9 (7.56%) JUnit
8 7 (5.88%) Eclipse
8 7 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (5.04%) Ant
9 6 (5.04%) Gatling
9 6 (5.04%) Grunt
9 6 (5.04%) gulp
9 6 (5.04%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (5.04%) Sublime Text
10 4 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.52%) Hudson
11 3 (2.52%) RSpec
11 3 (2.52%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (6.72%) Finance
2 6 (5.04%) Automotive
3 3 (2.52%) Electronics
3 3 (2.52%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.52%) Marketing
3 3 (2.52%) Retail
4 2 (1.68%) Advertising
4 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.84%) Banking
5 1 (0.84%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (31.93%) Developer
2 21 (17.65%) Architect
3 14 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (10.92%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (9.24%) Scala Developer
6 9 (7.56%) Senior DevOps
7 8 (6.72%) Python Developer
7 8 (6.72%) Senior Architect
7 8 (6.72%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) WebOps Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Senior WebOps Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Applications Support
10 5 (4.20%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (4.20%) Head of Development
10 5 (4.20%) Java Developer
10 5 (4.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 5 (4.20%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.36%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (22.69%) HTML
2 26 (21.85%) Web Services
3 21 (17.65%) CSS
4 15 (12.61%) AngularJS
5 14 (11.76%) Node.js
6 12 (10.08%) jQuery
7 10 (8.40%) HTML5
7 10 (8.40%) JSON
7 10 (8.40%) REST
8 9 (7.56%) .NET
8 9 (7.56%) Django
9 8 (6.72%) Spring
9 8 (6.72%) XML
10 7 (5.88%) Gherkin
10 7 (5.88%) Play Framework
10 7 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
11 6 (5.04%) CSS3
11 6 (5.04%) Servlets
12 5 (4.20%) Ajax
12 5 (4.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.61%) Public Cloud
2 8 (6.72%) User Experience
3 7 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.04%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.04%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.36%) Infotainment
6 3 (2.52%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.68%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.84%) Animation
8 1 (0.84%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.84%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.84%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.84%) Photography
8 1 (0.84%) Smart Home
8 1 (0.84%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 75 (63.03%) Linux
2 26 (21.85%) Windows
3 20 (16.81%) CentOS
4 8 (6.72%) Unix
5 7 (5.88%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.52%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.68%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.84%) Android
8 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.84%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (37.82%) Configuration Management
3 44 (36.97%) Open Source
4 37 (31.09%) DevOps
5 35 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (15.97%) Web Operations
7 13 (10.92%) Automated Testing
8 11 (9.24%) Scrum
9 10 (8.40%) Data Modelling
10 9 (7.56%) Analytics
11 7 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (5.88%) Microservices
12 6 (5.04%) Case Management
12 6 (5.04%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (5.04%) Regression Testing
12 6 (5.04%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (5.04%) Unit Testing
12 6 (5.04%) Web Design
13 5 (4.20%) Performance Analysis
13 5 (4.20%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 73 (61.34%) Ruby
2 34 (28.57%) Java
3 33 (27.73%) Bash Shell
4 26 (21.85%) PHP
5 25 (21.01%) Scala
6 21 (17.65%) JavaScript
7 17 (14.29%) C#
8 14 (11.76%) Perl
9 13 (10.92%) SQL
10 12 (10.08%) C
11 8 (6.72%) C++
11 8 (6.72%) Groovy
12 7 (5.88%) PowerShell
13 6 (5.04%) Haskell
14 3 (2.52%) Go
14 3 (2.52%) Korn
14 3 (2.52%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.68%) R
16 1 (0.84%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.84%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 23 (19.33%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.56%) Degree
4 5 (4.20%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.68%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.84%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 30 (25.21%) Docker
2 1 (0.84%) Firmware
2 1 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.84%) vSphere
2 1 (0.84%) Xen
2 1 (0.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 50 (42.02%) Puppet
2 44 (36.97%) Ansible
3 32 (26.89%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (24.37%) Terraform
5 20 (16.81%) Salt
6 10 (8.40%) Kibana
7 6 (5.04%) Grafana
8 5 (4.20%) logstash
9 3 (2.52%) collectd
9 3 (2.52%) StatsD
10 1 (0.84%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 19 (15.97%) Rackspace
2 11 (9.24%) Google
3 8 (6.72%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.36%) CheckPoint
4 4 (3.36%) IBM
5 3 (2.52%) Adobe
5 3 (2.52%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.52%) Informatica
5 3 (2.52%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.52%) SaltStack
5 3 (2.52%) Talend
5 3 (2.52%) VMware
5 3 (2.52%) webMethods
6 2 (1.68%) Oracle
6 2 (1.68%) SAP
7 1 (0.84%) Alias
7 1 (0.84%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.84%) Coverity
7 1 (0.84%) Juniper
7 1 (0.84%) Xilinx