Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 99 156
Rank change year-on-year +29 +57 -10
Contract jobs citing Python 125 103 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.65% 1.90% 0.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.18% 6.04% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 65 17
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% +2.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £329 £285 £267
90th Percentile £665 £550 £586
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +55.88% -10.56%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year +1.27% - +9.72%

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 1,529 1,706 1,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.39% 31.52% 32.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 962 1,026 972
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £244 £251 £250
90th Percentile £530 £523 £499
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 50 48
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.50 £23.50 £29.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.04% -21.26% +4.03%
10th Percentile £17.90 £11.45 £12.44
90th Percentile £50.15 £42.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 23 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 January 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
Birmingham +14 55 £500 - 17
Coventry +11 20 £500 +53.85% 12
Warwickshire +16 15 £475 +107.65% 17
Shropshire +3 14 £469 +17.19% 6
Solihull +9 5 £463 - 1
Staffordshire +7 1 £525 +105.88% 4
Worcestershire -3 1 - - 2
Python
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 65 (52.00%) DevOps
2 61 (48.80%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (47.20%) Linux
4 51 (40.80%) Amazon AWS
5 46 (36.80%) Puppet
6 45 (36.00%) Git (software)
7 41 (32.80%) Open Source
7 41 (32.80%) Windows
7 41 (32.80%) Jenkins
8 39 (31.20%) Perl
8 39 (31.20%) Ruby
9 38 (30.40%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (29.60%) Configuration Management
11 36 (28.80%) Subversion
12 33 (26.40%) Test Automation
13 30 (24.00%) Docker
13 30 (24.00%) Oracle
14 29 (23.20%) MongoDB
15 27 (21.60%) Java
16 26 (20.80%) Opscode Chef
17 25 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
18 23 (18.40%) Scala
18 23 (18.40%) R
19 22 (17.60%) SDLC
19 22 (17.60%) Maven
20 21 (16.80%) JIRA
20 21 (16.80%) PHP
20 21 (16.80%) Sonatype Nexus
20 21 (16.80%) Ansible
21 20 (16.00%) Scrum

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 17 (13.60%) Confluence
2 14 (11.20%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (9.60%) nginx
4 10 (8.00%) Apache Spark
4 10 (8.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.40%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.60%) IIS
6 2 (1.60%) SAS
7 1 (0.80%) Apache
7 1 (0.80%) CMS
7 1 (0.80%) Documentum
7 1 (0.80%) Drupal
7 1 (0.80%) Jetty
7 1 (0.80%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.80%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.60%) Simulink
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.80%) SPSS
3 1 (0.80%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 51 (40.80%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (12.00%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (9.60%) Route 53
5 11 (8.80%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (8.80%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (8.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 10 (8.00%) Amazon ELB
6 10 (8.00%) Amazon S3
6 10 (8.00%) Amazon SQS
6 10 (8.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (4.80%) GitHub
8 2 (1.60%) Cloudflare
8 2 (1.60%) SaaS
9 1 (0.80%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.80%) Office 365
9 1 (0.80%) PaaS
9 1 (0.80%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.60%) HTTP
2 14 (11.20%) TCP/IP
3 11 (8.80%) SSL
4 8 (6.40%) Firewall
5 7 (5.60%) SNMP
6 6 (4.80%) LAN
6 6 (4.80%) MPLS
6 6 (4.80%) Network Security
6 6 (4.80%) VLAN
6 6 (4.80%) WAN
7 5 (4.00%) SAN
8 3 (2.40%) DNS
9 2 (1.60%) 4G
9 2 (1.60%) 5G
9 2 (1.60%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.60%) ICMP
9 2 (1.60%) SMS
9 2 (1.60%) VPN
10 1 (0.80%) DHCP
10 1 (0.80%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.20%) MongoDB
2 18 (14.40%) NoSQL
3 17 (13.60%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (11.20%) MySQL
5 11 (8.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 11 (8.80%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (8.00%) Big Data
6 10 (8.00%) Oracle Database
6 10 (8.00%) Power BI
6 10 (8.00%) QlikView
6 10 (8.00%) Spotfire
7 9 (7.20%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (4.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (2.40%) Neo4j
9 3 (2.40%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.60%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 45 (36.00%) Git (software)
2 41 (32.80%) Jenkins
3 36 (28.80%) Subversion
4 22 (17.60%) Maven
5 21 (16.80%) JIRA
5 21 (16.80%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (7.20%) GitLab
7 5 (4.00%) Selenium
8 4 (3.20%) JUnit
9 2 (1.60%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.60%) CircleCI
9 2 (1.60%) JProfiler
9 2 (1.60%) RStudio
9 2 (1.60%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.60%) Travis CI
9 2 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.80%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.80%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.80%) WinAutomation
General
1 6 (4.80%) Automotive
1 6 (4.80%) Finance
2 3 (2.40%) Electronics
3 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.60%) Marketing
3 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.80%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (24.80%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (18.40%) Data Scientist
3 18 (14.40%) Developer
4 17 (13.60%) Lead DevOps
5 11 (8.80%) Architect
6 9 (7.20%) Consultant
7 8 (6.40%) DevOps Manager
7 8 (6.40%) Head of DevOps
7 8 (6.40%) Python Developer
8 7 (5.60%) DevOps Consultant
9 6 (4.80%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Security Architect
10 5 (4.00%) WebOps Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) AWS Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) Senior Developer
11 4 (3.20%) Software Engineer
12 3 (2.40%) Analyst
12 3 (2.40%) Java Developer
12 3 (2.40%) Technical Architect
12 3 (2.40%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.00%) Middleware
2 15 (12.00%) Web Services
3 11 (8.80%) Sensu
4 10 (8.00%) CSS
4 10 (8.00%) D3.js
4 10 (8.00%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (8.00%) HTML
5 8 (6.40%) RESTful
6 7 (5.60%) .NET
6 7 (5.60%) CSS3
6 7 (5.60%) HTML5
7 5 (4.00%) LEMP Stack
8 4 (3.20%) Ajax
8 4 (3.20%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.20%) Django
8 4 (3.20%) JSON
8 4 (3.20%) Node.js
9 3 (2.40%) Natural Language Processing
10 2 (1.60%) Apache Flex
10 2 (1.60%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.80%) Algorithms
2 10 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.20%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.60%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.40%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.40%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.60%) Robotics
7 1 (0.80%) FMCG
7 1 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.80%) iPad
7 1 (0.80%) iPhone
7 1 (0.80%) User Experience
7 1 (0.80%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.80%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 59 (47.20%) Linux
2 41 (32.80%) Windows
3 10 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (7.20%) Unix
5 3 (2.40%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.40%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.60%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.80%) Android
7 1 (0.80%) CentOS
7 1 (0.80%) Debian
7 1 (0.80%) Fedora
7 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (52.00%) DevOps
2 61 (48.80%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (32.80%) Open Source
4 38 (30.40%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (29.60%) Configuration Management
6 33 (26.40%) Test Automation
7 22 (17.60%) SDLC
8 20 (16.00%) Scrum
9 19 (15.20%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (15.20%) TDD
10 15 (12.00%) Information Security
11 14 (11.20%) Mentoring
12 13 (10.40%) Kanban
13 12 (9.60%) Mathematics
13 12 (9.60%) Migration
13 12 (9.60%) SOA
13 12 (9.60%) Task Automation
14 11 (8.80%) Analytics
14 11 (8.80%) Data Visualisation
14 11 (8.80%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 39 (31.20%) Perl
1 39 (31.20%) Ruby
2 27 (21.60%) Java
3 23 (18.40%) R
3 23 (18.40%) Scala
4 21 (16.80%) PHP
5 19 (15.20%) SQL
6 18 (14.40%) Bash Shell
7 14 (11.20%) JavaScript
8 10 (8.00%) GraphQL
8 10 (8.00%) MATLAB
8 10 (8.00%) PowerShell
9 9 (7.20%) C#
10 6 (4.80%) C++
10 6 (4.80%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.20%) C
11 4 (3.20%) Go
12 3 (2.40%) Groovy
12 3 (2.40%) Haskell
12 3 (2.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (13.60%) Degree
2 7 (5.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.80%) CCNP
3 6 (4.80%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.00%) CCNA
4 5 (4.00%) CISSP
4 5 (4.00%) SANS
4 5 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.40%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.60%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.80%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) Data Quality
1 6 (4.80%) GDPR
2 2 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.60%) QA
3 1 (0.80%) AQAP
3 1 (0.80%) GCP
3 1 (0.80%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 30 (24.00%) Docker
2 13 (10.40%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.60%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.80%) KVM
4 1 (0.80%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.80%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (36.80%) Puppet
2 26 (20.80%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (16.80%) Ansible
4 14 (11.20%) Salt
4 14 (11.20%) Terraform
5 13 (10.40%) logstash
6 12 (9.60%) ZABBIX
7 10 (8.00%) Kibana
8 9 (7.20%) collectd
8 9 (7.20%) StatsD
9 2 (1.60%) Graylog
9 2 (1.60%) Nagios
10 1 (0.80%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 30 (24.00%) Oracle
2 12 (9.60%) Red Hat
3 11 (8.80%) Microsoft
4 10 (8.00%) SaltStack
4 10 (8.00%) Tableau
5 9 (7.20%) Google
6 8 (6.40%) Rackspace
7 4 (3.20%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.60%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.60%) IBM
9 1 (0.80%) Pega
9 1 (0.80%) Perforce
9 1 (0.80%) SAP
9 1 (0.80%) VMware
9 1 (0.80%) Zend