Period
to 5 July 2020

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 5 July 2020 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 61 56
Rank change year-on-year +14 -5 -7
Contract jobs citing Python 75 140 179
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.09% 3.00% 3.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.58% 8.33% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 87 144
Median daily rate £506 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £313 £363
90th Percentile £675 £618 £575
England median daily rate £525 £534 £525
% change year-on-year -1.69% +1.71% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £30.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +42.46% -35.35%
10th Percentile £41.25 £40.38 £24.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £46.55
England median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +8.43% +1.22%

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 596 1,681 1,704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.52% 35.99% 33.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 1,054 1,055
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £305 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +39.83% -7.81%
10th Percentile £21.65 £35.00 £17.22
90th Percentile £46.75 £47.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.56
% change year-on-year -18.60% +3.48% +0.74%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Python as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Python in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Python in the West Midlands

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Python in the West Midlands

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Python in the West Midlands.

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 5 July 2020. 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 28 £463 -2.63% 23
Coventry +23 10 £475 +28.81% 10
Warwickshire 0 4 £375 -6.25% 6
Staffordshire +8 3 - - 12
Shropshire +10 2 £467 -11.47% 4
Herefordshire -9 2 £550 +46.67%
Worcestershire +25 1 £475 +26.67% 2
Solihull +10 1 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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 29 (38.67%) Linux
2 26 (34.67%) Azure
3 24 (32.00%) Security Cleared
3 24 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (29.33%) Microsoft
5 21 (28.00%) Cisco
5 21 (28.00%) LAN
5 21 (28.00%) WAN
5 21 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (28.00%) Cisco ISE
6 20 (26.67%) DV Cleared
6 20 (26.67%) Splunk
7 19 (25.33%) DMVPN
7 19 (25.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 19 (25.33%) SolarWinds
7 19 (25.33%) Juniper
7 19 (25.33%) Dell
7 19 (25.33%) OSPF
7 19 (25.33%) BGP
7 19 (25.33%) EIGRP
7 19 (25.33%) C#
7 19 (25.33%) Firewall
8 18 (24.00%) Java
8 18 (24.00%) SQL
8 18 (24.00%) VoIP
8 18 (24.00%) CCDP
9 17 (22.67%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (21.33%) CCNP
10 16 (21.33%) VPN
10 16 (21.33%) Degree

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 3 (4.00%) SAS
2 2 (2.67%) Apache
2 2 (2.67%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.67%) Confluence
2 2 (2.67%) Jupyter
2 2 (2.67%) WinCC
3 1 (1.33%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.33%) nginx
3 1 (1.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.67%) SPSS
3 2 (2.67%) Stata
4 1 (1.33%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (34.67%) Azure
2 13 (17.33%) Power Platform
3 11 (14.67%) AWS
4 7 (9.33%) GCP
5 6 (8.00%) PaaS
6 3 (4.00%) SaaS
7 2 (2.67%) GitHub
8 1 (1.33%) Apigee
8 1 (1.33%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.33%) Azure Functions
8 1 (1.33%) Logic Apps
8 1 (1.33%) Power Automate
8 1 (1.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.00%) Cisco ISE
1 21 (28.00%) LAN
1 21 (28.00%) WAN
2 19 (25.33%) BGP
2 19 (25.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 19 (25.33%) DMVPN
2 19 (25.33%) EIGRP
2 19 (25.33%) Firewall
2 19 (25.33%) OSPF
3 18 (24.00%) VoIP
4 16 (21.33%) VPN
5 6 (8.00%) IPsec
6 5 (6.67%) Wireless
7 1 (1.33%) HTTP
7 1 (1.33%) Skype
7 1 (1.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.33%) Power BI
2 10 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 9 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (8.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (5.33%) Big Data
5 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.00%) Data Mining
6 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.00%) Hadoop
6 3 (4.00%) MySQL
6 3 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.67%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.67%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.33%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.33%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (5.33%) Selenium
3 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.67%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.67%) JIRA
4 2 (2.67%) JMeter
4 2 (2.67%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.67%) Rational Performance Tester
4 2 (2.67%) RSpec
4 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.33%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.33%) GCC
5 1 (1.33%) GDB
5 1 (1.33%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.33%) Hudson
5 1 (1.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (21.33%) Public Sector
2 8 (10.67%) Finance
3 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.67%) Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Marketing
5 1 (1.33%) Electronics
5 1 (1.33%) Military
5 1 (1.33%) Police
5 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (22.67%) Developer
2 15 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 10 (13.33%) Design Engineer
3 10 (13.33%) Network Design Engineer
4 8 (10.67%) Architect
4 8 (10.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (10.67%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Network Architect
6 5 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Power BI Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Consultant
7 4 (5.33%) Python Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Data Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Python Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Tableau Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) .NET
2 4 (5.33%) Web Services
3 3 (4.00%) Node.js
4 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (2.67%) Autofac
4 2 (2.67%) CSS
4 2 (2.67%) Django
4 2 (2.67%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.67%) Flask
4 2 (2.67%) HTML
4 2 (2.67%) HTML5
4 2 (2.67%) JSON
4 2 (2.67%) Kafka
4 2 (2.67%) Lambda Expressions
4 2 (2.67%) Matplotlib
4 2 (2.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (10.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.33%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (4.00%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.67%) SCADA
5 1 (1.33%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) User Experience
5 1 (1.33%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 29 (38.67%) Linux
2 4 (5.33%) Unix
2 4 (5.33%) Windows
3 2 (2.67%) Mac OS
3 2 (2.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.33%) Android
4 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.33%) CentOS
4 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.67%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (20.00%) Data Science
4 13 (17.33%) Data Analysis
4 13 (17.33%) Data Modelling
4 13 (17.33%) Network Design
5 12 (16.00%) MODAF
6 11 (14.67%) Analytics
7 10 (13.33%) Cryptography
7 10 (13.33%) DevOps
8 9 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (12.00%) Test Automation
8 9 (12.00%) Validation
9 7 (9.33%) Data Analytics
9 7 (9.33%) Decision-Making
9 7 (9.33%) Software Engineering
9 7 (9.33%) Visualisation
10 6 (8.00%) Machine Learning
10 6 (8.00%) Mathematics
10 6 (8.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.33%) C#
2 18 (24.00%) Java
2 18 (24.00%) SQL
3 14 (18.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.00%) Ruby
4 6 (8.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.67%) C++
5 5 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.33%) Go
6 4 (5.33%) R
7 3 (4.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 3 (4.00%) PHP
7 3 (4.00%) Scala
8 2 (2.67%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.67%) C
9 1 (1.33%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.33%) Fortran
9 1 (1.33%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 24 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (26.67%) DV Cleared
4 18 (24.00%) CCDP
5 16 (21.33%) CCNP
5 16 (21.33%) Degree
6 14 (18.67%) CCIE
6 14 (18.67%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 11 (14.67%) CCNA
8 9 (12.00%) CCDA
9 5 (6.67%) CCDE
10 3 (4.00%) CCIE Collaboration
10 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
11 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
11 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (2.67%) Master's Degree
11 2 (2.67%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (1.33%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.67%) Data Quality
2 4 (5.33%) QA
System Software
1 15 (20.00%) Docker
2 2 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) Kubernetes
2 5 (6.67%) Terraform
3 4 (5.33%) Ansible
3 4 (5.33%) Puppet
4 3 (4.00%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (2.67%) Consul
5 2 (2.67%) Grafana
5 2 (2.67%) Packer
6 1 (1.33%) Graphite
6 1 (1.33%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.33%) Kibana
6 1 (1.33%) Nagios
6 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.33%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 22 (29.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.00%) Cisco
3 20 (26.67%) Splunk
4 19 (25.33%) Dell
4 19 (25.33%) Juniper
4 19 (25.33%) SolarWinds
5 9 (12.00%) Oracle
6 6 (8.00%) Google
7 5 (6.67%) Tableau
8 2 (2.67%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.67%) HP
8 2 (2.67%) IBM
8 2 (2.67%) SAP
9 1 (1.33%) AppDynamics
9 1 (1.33%) Cloudera
9 1 (1.33%) New Relic
9 1 (1.33%) Talend
9 1 (1.33%) Teradata
9 1 (1.33%) VMware
9 1 (1.33%) WSO2