Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 74 160
Rank change year-on-year +25 +86 -12
Contract jobs citing Python 165 115 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.46% 2.46% 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.43% 7.94% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 72 15
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £460 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +11.52% -2.94%
10th Percentile £394 £321 £280
90th Percentile £610 £525 £530
England median daily rate £525 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +5.53% +4.74% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.15% -7.14% +21.99%
10th Percentile £24.50 £28.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £49.15 £60.00 £37.65
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%

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 1,582 1,448 1,752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.16% 30.99% 33.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 909 1,050
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £525 £506
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 38 29
West Midlands median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +19.05% -28.81%
10th Percentile £24.65 £11.23 £12.85
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.50 £42.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -2.44% +5.81% +10.71%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +12 56 £525 +7.69% 29
Warwickshire +20 30 £488 +42.34% 24
Shropshire -21 26 £530 +6.82% 5
Coventry +10 20 £500 +33.33% 11
Worcestershire -2 8 £375 +3.45% 10
Wolverhampton 0 5 £425 -5.56% 1
Solihull -2 5 £475 - 2
Walsall - 5 £425 -
Staffordshire 0 1 £350 +40.00% 10
Python
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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.

1 101 (61.21%) Linux
2 86 (52.12%) DevOps
3 84 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 66 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
5 62 (37.58%) Puppet
6 55 (33.33%) Windows
7 54 (32.73%) Perl
7 54 (32.73%) Open Source
8 53 (32.12%) Jenkins
8 53 (32.12%) Configuration Management
9 47 (28.48%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (28.48%) Subversion
10 41 (24.85%) Docker
11 38 (23.03%) Ruby
12 36 (21.82%) Test Automation
12 36 (21.82%) Ansible
13 35 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
13 35 (21.21%) Oracle
14 33 (20.00%) Java
15 31 (18.79%) PHP
15 31 (18.79%) Opscode Chef
16 30 (18.18%) SDLC
17 28 (16.97%) Maven
18 27 (16.36%) Bash Shell
19 26 (15.76%) Middleware
19 26 (15.76%) Sonatype Nexus
20 25 (15.15%) MongoDB
20 25 (15.15%) Unix
20 25 (15.15%) JIRA

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 (10.30%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (9.09%) Confluence
2 15 (9.09%) nginx
3 12 (7.27%) Apache Spark
4 9 (5.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (4.85%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.03%) Apache
7 4 (2.42%) IIS
8 3 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.82%) JBoss
8 3 (1.82%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.21%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.21%) Jetty
9 2 (1.21%) Mongrel
10 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Simulink
2 1 (0.61%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 66 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (11.52%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (8.48%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (7.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (7.88%) GitHub
6 9 (5.45%) Route 53
7 8 (4.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 8 (4.85%) Amazon ELB
7 8 (4.85%) Amazon S3
7 8 (4.85%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (4.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (2.42%) Cloudflare
9 4 (2.42%) Google Analytics
10 2 (1.21%) SaaS
11 1 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.61%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.61%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.55%) HTTP
2 22 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 21 (12.73%) SSL
4 19 (11.52%) Network Security
5 17 (10.30%) Firewall
6 13 (7.88%) LAN
6 13 (7.88%) MPLS
6 13 (7.88%) SNMP
6 13 (7.88%) VLAN
6 13 (7.88%) WAN
7 11 (6.67%) SAN
8 5 (3.03%) DNS
9 3 (1.82%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.21%) FlexRay
10 2 (1.21%) ICMP
10 2 (1.21%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.21%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.21%) SMS
10 2 (1.21%) VPN
11 1 (0.61%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.15%) MongoDB
2 24 (14.55%) MySQL
3 15 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (8.48%) Big Data
5 13 (7.88%) NoSQL
6 9 (5.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 9 (5.45%) Oracle Database
6 9 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (4.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (4.85%) SQL Server
8 6 (3.64%) Hadoop
9 5 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (3.03%) Relational Database
10 4 (2.42%) Redis
11 3 (1.82%) Neo4j
12 2 (1.21%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.61%) BigQuery
13 1 (0.61%) Blockchain
13 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 66 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 53 (32.12%) Jenkins
3 47 (28.48%) Subversion
4 28 (16.97%) Maven
5 26 (15.76%) Sonatype Nexus
6 25 (15.15%) JIRA
7 13 (7.88%) GitLab
8 11 (6.67%) Selenium
9 6 (3.64%) Visual Studio
10 5 (3.03%) Ant
11 4 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (2.42%) Bitbucket
11 4 (2.42%) Gatling
11 4 (2.42%) Grunt
11 4 (2.42%) gulp
11 4 (2.42%) IntelliJ
11 4 (2.42%) Jasmine
11 4 (2.42%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (2.42%) Mocha
11 4 (2.42%) Sublime Text
General
1 8 (4.85%) Automotive
2 7 (4.24%) Finance
3 4 (2.42%) Marketing
4 3 (1.82%) Electronics
4 3 (1.82%) Persian Language
4 3 (1.82%) Retail
4 3 (1.82%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.21%) Games
6 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 45 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 30 (18.18%) Developer
3 23 (13.94%) Architect
4 17 (10.30%) Python Developer
4 17 (10.30%) Software Engineer
5 15 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
5 15 (9.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 15 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
6 13 (7.88%) Lead DevOps
6 13 (7.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 13 (7.88%) Security Architect
7 12 (7.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 12 (7.27%) Linux Engineer
8 11 (6.67%) Python Engineer
9 10 (6.06%) Data Scientist
10 8 (4.85%) Consultant
11 7 (4.24%) Administrator
11 7 (4.24%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (4.24%) DevOps Manager
12 6 (3.64%) DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.76%) Middleware
2 23 (13.94%) Node.js
3 20 (12.12%) AngularJS
4 16 (9.70%) HTML
4 16 (9.70%) Web Services
5 14 (8.48%) CSS
6 12 (7.27%) Elastic Stack
7 11 (6.67%) Sensu
8 10 (6.06%) HTML5
8 10 (6.06%) JSON
8 10 (6.06%) RESTful
9 9 (5.45%) Django
10 7 (4.24%) .NET
11 6 (3.64%) J2EE
11 6 (3.64%) MFC
11 6 (3.64%) XML
12 5 (3.03%) CSS3
12 5 (3.03%) LESS
12 5 (3.03%) Play Framework
12 5 (3.03%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.52%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 12 (7.27%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 5 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.03%) Smart Home
6 4 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.82%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.82%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.21%) Clustering
8 2 (1.21%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.21%) User Experience
8 2 (1.21%) Wiki
9 1 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.61%) Robotics
9 1 (0.61%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 101 (61.21%) Linux
2 55 (33.33%) Windows
3 25 (15.15%) Unix
4 19 (11.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (6.67%) Ubuntu
6 6 (3.64%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.21%) CentOS
7 2 (1.21%) Debian
7 2 (1.21%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.61%) Android
8 1 (0.61%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (52.12%) DevOps
2 84 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (32.73%) Open Source
4 53 (32.12%) Configuration Management
5 47 (28.48%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (21.82%) Test Automation
7 30 (18.18%) SDLC
8 24 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (14.55%) Scrum
9 20 (12.12%) Software Engineering
10 19 (11.52%) Task Automation
10 19 (11.52%) TDD
11 18 (10.91%) Continuous Delivery
11 18 (10.91%) Cybersecurity
12 16 (9.70%) Migration
13 14 (8.48%) OO
14 13 (7.88%) Identity Management
14 13 (7.88%) Information Security
14 13 (7.88%) Network Design
14 13 (7.88%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 54 (32.73%) Perl
2 38 (23.03%) Ruby
3 33 (20.00%) Java
4 31 (18.79%) PHP
5 27 (16.36%) Bash Shell
6 20 (12.12%) JavaScript
7 18 (10.91%) Scala
8 16 (9.70%) C#
8 16 (9.70%) PowerShell
9 14 (8.48%) C++
10 12 (7.27%) MATLAB
11 11 (6.67%) C
12 9 (5.45%) R
12 9 (5.45%) Shell Script
13 8 (4.85%) Groovy
13 8 (4.85%) Haskell
13 8 (4.85%) SQL
14 6 (3.64%) Assembly Language
14 6 (3.64%) Embedded C++
15 3 (1.82%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 16 (9.70%) Degree
1 16 (9.70%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.67%) CCNA
3 11 (6.67%) CCNP
3 11 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (6.67%) CISSP
3 11 (6.67%) SANS
4 5 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.21%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.21%) PhD
7 1 (0.61%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.48%) GDPR
2 4 (2.42%) QA
3 3 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.82%) GCP
4 1 (0.61%) AQAP
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.61%) MISRA
4 1 (0.61%) MISRA C
System Software
1 41 (24.85%) Docker
2 10 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.82%) Xen
4 2 (1.21%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.21%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.21%) NFS
4 2 (1.21%) Samba
4 2 (1.21%) Squid
4 2 (1.21%) Varnish
5 1 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 62 (37.58%) Puppet
2 36 (21.82%) Ansible
3 31 (18.79%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (14.55%) Terraform
5 16 (9.70%) Kibana
5 16 (9.70%) logstash
5 16 (9.70%) Salt
6 11 (6.67%) Kubernetes
7 10 (6.06%) ZABBIX
8 7 (4.24%) collectd
8 7 (4.24%) StatsD
9 6 (3.64%) Nagios
9 6 (3.64%) SELinux
10 4 (2.42%) Grafana
10 4 (2.42%) Graylog
10 4 (2.42%) Observium
11 3 (1.82%) HAProxy
12 2 (1.21%) WMI
13 1 (0.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 1 (0.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 35 (21.21%) Oracle
2 22 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 15 (9.09%) Google
4 9 (5.45%) Atlassian
5 8 (4.85%) SaltStack
6 6 (3.64%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.42%) ArcSight
7 4 (2.42%) Netskope
7 4 (2.42%) Rackspace
7 4 (2.42%) Zend
8 3 (1.82%) VMware
9 2 (1.21%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.21%) Splunk
9 2 (1.21%) WSO2
10 1 (0.61%) Adobe
10 1 (0.61%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.61%) MathWorks
10 1 (0.61%) QNX
10 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.61%) webMethods