Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 61 48
Rank change year-on-year -3 -13 +110
Contract jobs citing Python 140 173 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.05% 3.35% 3.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.39% 10.06% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 140 120
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £300 £363 £325
90th Percentile £619 £575 £558
England median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.75 £30.71 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.46% -35.35% +35.71%
10th Percentile £40.38 £24.50 £28.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.55 £77.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.63 £41.00
% change year-on-year +8.09% +1.54% +8.61%

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 1,668 1,720 1,373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 36.29% 33.32% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,074 1,074 903
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £302 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 37
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £29.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.59% -9.23% +31.31%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.25 £19.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £73.75
England median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +4.82% - +10.67%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +19 48 £475 -9.52% 33
Shropshire -9 29 £510 -3.77% 6
Coventry +3 19 £388 -35.42% 8
Warwickshire -18 15 £400 -17.95% 9
Staffordshire +14 5 £225 -35.71% 19
Solihull +7 3 £450 +12.50% 1
Worcestershire -23 2 £375 - 10
Herefordshire - 2 £375 - 4
Dudley - 2 - -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 60 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (37.86%) DevOps
3 52 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (32.14%) Linux
5 38 (27.14%) Ansible
6 35 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 35 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 34 (24.29%) SQL
8 32 (22.86%) .NET
9 29 (20.71%) PowerShell
9 29 (20.71%) Docker
10 25 (17.86%) Java
11 24 (17.14%) JavaScript
12 23 (16.43%) Open Source
13 21 (15.00%) Terraform
14 19 (13.57%) Kubernetes
14 19 (13.57%) Perl
14 19 (13.57%) Microsoft
15 18 (12.86%) Windows
15 18 (12.86%) Serverless
16 17 (12.14%) JSON
17 16 (11.43%) Finance
17 16 (11.43%) Bash Shell
18 15 (10.71%) Security Cleared
18 15 (10.71%) Microservices
18 15 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
18 15 (10.71%) Web Services
18 15 (10.71%) Cisco
19 14 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
19 14 (10.00%) Firewall

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 12 (8.57%) Apache
2 9 (6.43%) Confluence
3 7 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (3.57%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.57%) nginx
5 4 (2.86%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.43%) Anypoint
6 2 (1.43%) CMS
6 2 (1.43%) Mailman
6 2 (1.43%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.43%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.71%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.71%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.71%) Luigi
7 1 (0.71%) Moodle
7 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.14%) Simulink
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 60 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (12.86%) Serverless
4 14 (10.00%) Amazon S3
4 14 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
5 11 (7.86%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (7.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 9 (6.43%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (5.71%) GitHub
9 6 (4.29%) AWS CloudTrail
10 5 (3.57%) CloudFront
10 5 (3.57%) Route 53
10 5 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (2.86%) Power Platform
12 3 (2.14%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (2.14%) SaaS
13 2 (1.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.00%) Firewall
2 12 (8.57%) TCP/IP
3 11 (7.86%) SNMP
4 9 (6.43%) BGP
4 9 (6.43%) OSPF
5 8 (5.71%) Internet
6 7 (5.00%) BIG-IP
7 5 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (3.57%) Unified Communications
8 4 (2.86%) WAN
9 3 (2.14%) DNS
9 3 (2.14%) Ethernet
9 3 (2.14%) HTTP
9 3 (2.14%) LAN
9 3 (2.14%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.43%) IMAP
10 2 (1.43%) PBX
10 2 (1.43%) SSL
10 2 (1.43%) VoIP
10 2 (1.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (6.43%) MySQL
2 9 (6.43%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.00%) Hadoop
4 6 (4.29%) Big Data
4 6 (4.29%) MS Access
5 5 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.86%) GIS
6 4 (2.86%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.86%) Power BI
6 4 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.86%) Spatial Data
6 4 (2.86%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (2.14%) BigQuery
7 3 (2.14%) EDRMS
7 3 (2.14%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.43%) NewSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 13 (9.29%) Git (software)
3 10 (7.14%) Bitbucket
3 10 (7.14%) JIRA
4 9 (6.43%) Maven
5 8 (5.71%) GitLab
6 6 (4.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (2.14%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (2.14%) Subversion
8 2 (1.43%) gulp
8 2 (1.43%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (1.43%) Selenium
8 2 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.71%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.71%) Gradle
9 1 (0.71%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.71%) sqlmap
9 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.71%) webpack
General
1 16 (11.43%) Finance
2 8 (5.71%) Legal
3 6 (4.29%) Marketing
4 5 (3.57%) Electronics
4 5 (3.57%) Retail
5 4 (2.86%) Banking
5 4 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.43%) Automotive
7 2 (1.43%) Games
8 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.71%) Billing
8 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (25.71%) Developer
3 15 (10.71%) AWS DevOps
4 14 (10.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 14 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
5 13 (9.29%) Python Developer
6 12 (8.57%) Analyst
7 9 (6.43%) Architect
8 7 (5.00%) .NET Developer
8 7 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (5.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 7 (5.00%) Senior DevOps
9 6 (4.29%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (4.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.29%) Network Architect
10 5 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) Data Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) Data Scientist
10 5 (3.57%) Senior Architect
10 5 (3.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (22.86%) .NET
2 17 (12.14%) JSON
3 15 (10.71%) Web Services
4 11 (7.86%) Node.js
5 10 (7.14%) XML
6 9 (6.43%) LAPP Stack
7 7 (5.00%) .NET Framework
7 7 (5.00%) YAML
8 6 (4.29%) Django
8 6 (4.29%) HTML
8 6 (4.29%) LAMP
8 6 (4.29%) REST
9 5 (3.57%) .NET Core
10 4 (2.86%) CSS
10 4 (2.86%) Middleware
10 4 (2.86%) Spring
11 3 (2.14%) jQuery
11 3 (2.14%) LDAP
11 3 (2.14%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (2.14%) React
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.14%) Public Cloud
2 6 (4.29%) Enterprise Cloud
2 6 (4.29%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.86%) ASIC
4 4 (2.86%) Device Driver
4 4 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.86%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.14%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.14%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.14%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.14%) User Experience
6 2 (1.43%) IVR
6 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.43%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.43%) VHDL
7 1 (0.71%) Derivative
7 1 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 45 (32.14%) Linux
2 18 (12.86%) Windows
3 13 (9.29%) Unix
4 11 (7.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.29%) Android
5 6 (4.29%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.57%) CentOS
6 5 (3.57%) Mac OS
7 3 (2.14%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.14%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.43%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (1.43%) SUSE
8 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.71%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (37.86%) DevOps
2 52 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (16.43%) Open Source
4 15 (10.71%) Microservices
5 14 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 13 (9.29%) Data Science
7 12 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (8.57%) Data Management
8 11 (7.86%) Scrum
9 10 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 10 (7.14%) Data Analysis
9 10 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (6.43%) Cloud Operations
10 9 (6.43%) Data Integration
10 9 (6.43%) Visualisation
11 8 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (5.71%) Data Protection
11 8 (5.71%) Mentoring
11 8 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.29%) SQL
2 29 (20.71%) PowerShell
3 25 (17.86%) Java
4 24 (17.14%) JavaScript
5 19 (13.57%) Perl
6 16 (11.43%) Bash Shell
7 14 (10.00%) C#
7 14 (10.00%) PHP
8 10 (7.14%) Scala
9 9 (6.43%) Go
9 9 (6.43%) R
9 9 (6.43%) Ruby
10 8 (5.71%) C
10 8 (5.71%) C++
10 8 (5.71%) VBA
11 7 (5.00%) Prolog
12 3 (2.14%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.71%) Groovy
13 1 (0.71%) Lua
13 1 (0.71%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (10.00%) Degree
2 14 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.57%) CCNP
4 8 (5.71%) CCNA
5 7 (5.00%) CCIE
6 6 (4.29%) TOGAF Certification
7 4 (2.86%) CISSP
8 3 (2.14%) AWS Certification
8 3 (2.14%) SANS
9 2 (1.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (1.43%) CCSP
9 2 (1.43%) GCFE
9 2 (1.43%) GREM
9 2 (1.43%) HNC
9 2 (1.43%) HND
9 2 (1.43%) MCSA
9 2 (1.43%) MCSE
9 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) GDPR
2 2 (1.43%) MISRA
2 2 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 29 (20.71%) Docker
2 3 (2.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.43%) Sendmail
3 2 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.43%) vSphere
3 2 (1.43%) XenApp
4 1 (0.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 38 (27.14%) Ansible
2 21 (15.00%) Terraform
3 19 (13.57%) Kubernetes
4 13 (9.29%) Puppet
5 9 (6.43%) Docker Swarm
5 9 (6.43%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (5.71%) Cisco Prime
6 8 (5.71%) HAProxy
7 5 (3.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (2.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (2.14%) EnCase
9 3 (2.14%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.43%) Packer
11 1 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.71%) logstash
11 1 (0.71%) Mesos
11 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.71%) Salt
11 1 (0.71%) SCOM
11 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (13.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.71%) Cisco
3 10 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 10 (7.14%) F5
3 10 (7.14%) Google
3 10 (7.14%) HP
4 9 (6.43%) Aruba
4 9 (6.43%) BMC
4 9 (6.43%) Fortinet
4 9 (6.43%) SolarWinds
5 8 (5.71%) Oracle
5 8 (5.71%) VMware
6 7 (5.00%) NetScout
6 7 (5.00%) Riverbed
7 6 (4.29%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.57%) Atlassian
8 5 (3.57%) Tableau
8 5 (3.57%) TOWER Software
9 4 (2.86%) Alteryx
9 4 (2.86%) ESRI