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 23 June 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.

Python
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 112 90
Rank change year-on-year +67 -22  
Contract jobs citing Python 84 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.14% 0.80% 1.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.92% 2.45% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 10 24
Median daily rate £475 £406 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £200 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £464 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £38.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +4.10%  

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 650 979 773
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 32.00% 32.51% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 619 486
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 38
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £24.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.60 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 23 June 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 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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 +41 29 £525 +10.52%
Birmingham +36 25 £450 +44.00% 8
Coventry +19 6 £475 +18.75% 2
Warwickshire +10 4 £405 -12.43% 3
Solihull +14 3 £413 +106.25%
Python
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 87 (58.78%) Linux
2 75 (50.68%) Ruby
2 75 (50.68%) Puppet
3 68 (45.95%) Amazon AWS
4 60 (40.54%) Configuration Management
5 59 (39.86%) Windows
6 56 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (36.49%) JIRA
7 54 (36.49%) Docker
8 53 (35.81%) DevOps
8 53 (35.81%) Confluence
9 52 (35.14%) PostgreSQL
10 51 (34.46%) Ansible
11 46 (31.08%) Microsoft Azure
12 45 (30.41%) Java
12 45 (30.41%) Bash Shell
13 44 (29.73%) Git (software)
14 42 (28.38%) Terraform
15 41 (27.70%) Elasticsearch
16 40 (27.03%) Open Source
17 37 (25.00%) Jenkins
18 35 (23.65%) CentOS
19 32 (21.62%) Perl
20 30 (20.27%) Security Cleared
21 29 (19.59%) Subversion
21 29 (19.59%) HTTP
22 28 (18.92%) C#
22 28 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
22 28 (18.92%) MongoDB
23 27 (18.24%) Test Automation

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 53 (35.81%) Confluence
2 41 (27.70%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (7.43%) Apache
4 9 (6.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (5.41%) Tomcat
6 7 (4.73%) JBoss
6 7 (4.73%) nginx
6 7 (4.73%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.35%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.35%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.68%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.68%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.68%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.68%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.68%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.68%) Maya
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 68 (45.95%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (31.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (4.05%) GitHub
3 6 (4.05%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.35%) Route 53
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (19.59%) HTTP
2 27 (18.24%) TCP/IP
3 25 (16.89%) SSL
4 5 (3.38%) DNS
4 5 (3.38%) Wireless
5 4 (2.70%) Bluetooth
5 4 (2.70%) ICMP
5 4 (2.70%) VPN
5 4 (2.70%) ZigBee
6 3 (2.03%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.35%) Firewall
7 2 (1.35%) LDAP
8 1 (0.68%) BGP
8 1 (0.68%) Internet
8 1 (0.68%) Junos
8 1 (0.68%) Network Security
8 1 (0.68%) OSPF
8 1 (0.68%) Profibus
8 1 (0.68%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (35.14%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (18.92%) MongoDB
3 11 (7.43%) MySQL
4 9 (6.08%) Oracle Database
5 7 (4.73%) EDRMS
5 7 (4.73%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.70%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.03%) DB2
8 2 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.35%) Big Data
8 2 (1.35%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 54 (36.49%) JIRA
2 44 (29.73%) Git (software)
3 37 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 29 (19.59%) Subversion
5 15 (10.14%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (9.46%) Maven
6 14 (9.46%) Selenium
7 12 (8.11%) IntelliJ
8 11 (7.43%) Eclipse
9 10 (6.76%) JUnit
10 9 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (4.73%) Cucumber
12 6 (4.05%) Ant
12 6 (4.05%) Gatling
12 6 (4.05%) Grunt
12 6 (4.05%) gulp
12 6 (4.05%) Karma Test Runner
12 6 (4.05%) Sublime Text
13 3 (2.03%) Robot Framework
13 3 (2.03%) YouTrack
General
1 14 (9.46%) Finance
2 5 (3.38%) Automotive
3 2 (1.35%) Banking
3 2 (1.35%) Marketing
3 2 (1.35%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Advertising
4 1 (0.68%) Electronics
4 1 (0.68%) Games
4 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Legal
4 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (25.00%) Developer
2 34 (22.97%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (18.24%) Architect
4 21 (14.19%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (9.46%) Scala Developer
5 14 (9.46%) Senior Architect
5 14 (9.46%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 12 (8.11%) Python Developer
7 11 (7.43%) Linux Engineer
8 10 (6.76%) JIRA Engineer
9 8 (5.41%) Java Developer
9 8 (5.41%) Test Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Consultant
10 6 (4.05%) Embedded Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 5 (3.38%) Applications Support
11 5 (3.38%) Head of Development
11 5 (3.38%) Senior DevOps
11 5 (3.38%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.89%) HTML
2 21 (14.19%) CSS
3 17 (11.49%) AngularJS
4 16 (10.81%) Web Services
5 15 (10.14%) REST
6 14 (9.46%) Node.js
7 13 (8.78%) JSON
8 12 (8.11%) HTML5
8 12 (8.11%) jQuery
8 12 (8.11%) Middleware
8 12 (8.11%) XML
9 10 (6.76%) Django
9 10 (6.76%) Play Framework
9 10 (6.76%) Spring
10 8 (5.41%) .NET
11 7 (4.73%) EJB
11 7 (4.73%) Hibernate
11 7 (4.73%) J2EE
11 7 (4.73%) J2SE
11 7 (4.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.89%) Public Cloud
2 8 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.05%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.38%) User Experience
6 4 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.70%) FMCG
6 4 (2.70%) Infotainment
7 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.68%) Animation
7 1 (0.68%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.68%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Photography
7 1 (0.68%) Smart City
7 1 (0.68%) Smart Energy
7 1 (0.68%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 87 (58.78%) Linux
2 59 (39.86%) Windows
3 35 (23.65%) CentOS
4 13 (8.78%) Unix
5 12 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (6.08%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.03%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.68%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (40.54%) Configuration Management
2 56 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (35.81%) DevOps
4 40 (27.03%) Open Source
5 28 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (18.24%) Test Automation
7 22 (14.86%) Scrum
8 16 (10.81%) SDLC
9 15 (10.14%) Case Management
10 14 (9.46%) TDD
11 12 (8.11%) Microservices
12 11 (7.43%) Kanban
12 11 (7.43%) Server Virtualisation
12 11 (7.43%) SOA
13 10 (6.76%) Data Modelling
13 10 (6.76%) Task Automation
14 9 (6.08%) Unit Testing
14 9 (6.08%) Web Operations
15 8 (5.41%) Analytics
16 6 (4.05%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 75 (50.68%) Ruby
2 45 (30.41%) Bash Shell
2 45 (30.41%) Java
3 32 (21.62%) Perl
4 28 (18.92%) C#
5 25 (16.89%) Scala
6 17 (11.49%) JavaScript
7 16 (10.81%) SQL
8 13 (8.78%) C
8 13 (8.78%) PHP
9 10 (6.76%) C++
9 10 (6.76%) PowerShell
10 7 (4.73%) Groovy
11 6 (4.05%) Haskell
12 5 (3.38%) Go
12 5 (3.38%) VB
13 4 (2.70%) R
14 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.68%) Pascal
15 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (20.27%) Security Cleared
2 26 (17.57%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.43%) Degree
4 3 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.68%) CCSA
6 1 (0.68%) CCSE
6 1 (0.68%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 54 (36.49%) Docker
2 6 (4.05%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.68%) vSphere
4 1 (0.68%) Xen
4 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 75 (50.68%) Puppet
2 51 (34.46%) Ansible
3 42 (28.38%) Terraform
4 21 (14.19%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (6.08%) Salt
5 9 (6.08%) ZABBIX
6 7 (4.73%) Kibana
7 6 (4.05%) Grafana
8 2 (1.35%) logstash
9 1 (0.68%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.68%) collectd
9 1 (0.68%) FTK
9 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.68%) StatsD
Vendors
1 15 (10.14%) Google
1 15 (10.14%) Red Hat
2 12 (8.11%) Oracle
3 8 (5.41%) Rackspace
4 7 (4.73%) Adobe
4 7 (4.73%) IBM
4 7 (4.73%) webMethods
5 6 (4.05%) Atlassian
5 6 (4.05%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.38%) SaltStack
7 2 (1.35%) Juniper
8 1 (0.68%) Alias
8 1 (0.68%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.68%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.68%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco
8 1 (0.68%) McAfee
8 1 (0.68%) Nuix
8 1 (0.68%) SAP
8 1 (0.68%) Tableau
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