Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 48 158
Rank change year-on-year -13 +110 -25
Contract jobs citing Python 173 164 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.35% 3.74% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.06% 11.94% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 120 27
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +26.67%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £306
90th Percentile £575 £558 £560
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.71 £47.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.35% +35.71% -
10th Percentile £24.50 £28.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £46.55 £77.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £41.63 £41.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year +1.54% +8.61% -3.21%

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 1,720 1,373 1,968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.32% 31.31% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,074 903 1,226
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £507
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 37 36
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £32.50 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.23% +31.31% -6.60%
10th Percentile £15.25 £19.75 £13.16
90th Percentile £48.75 £73.75 £39.25
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +10.67% +7.14%

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 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 18 July 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 18 July 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
Shropshire -28 43 £530 +6.00% 3
Warwickshire +28 41 £488 +42.34% 14
Birmingham -35 36 £525 +16.67% 29
Walsall - 12 £425 -
Wolverhampton - 12 £425 - 1
Coventry -15 10 £600 +41.18% 7
Worcestershire - 9 £375 - 1
Solihull -10 4 £400 -3.03% 2
Staffordshire -6 1 £350 - 4
Python
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 102 (58.96%) Linux
2 85 (49.13%) DevOps
3 84 (48.55%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (38.15%) Amazon AWS
5 63 (36.42%) Ansible
6 62 (35.84%) Puppet
7 59 (34.10%) Jenkins
8 58 (33.53%) Windows
9 57 (32.95%) Git (software)
10 50 (28.90%) Perl
11 46 (26.59%) Configuration Management
12 45 (26.01%) Continuous Integration
13 43 (24.86%) Open Source
14 42 (24.28%) Subversion
15 39 (22.54%) Microsoft Azure
15 39 (22.54%) Docker
16 38 (21.97%) Deployment Automation
17 30 (17.34%) Test Automation
17 30 (17.34%) Java
18 29 (16.76%) Opscode Chef
18 29 (16.76%) Bash Shell
19 28 (16.18%) Enterprise Software
19 28 (16.18%) Django
19 28 (16.18%) MySQL
19 28 (16.18%) Middleware
19 28 (16.18%) Red Hat
20 27 (15.61%) Oracle
20 27 (15.61%) Maven
20 27 (15.61%) Ruby
20 27 (15.61%) Task 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 15 (8.67%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (8.09%) Confluence
3 11 (6.36%) WebSphere
4 9 (5.20%) nginx
5 8 (4.62%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.47%) Apache
7 4 (2.31%) Apache Spark
7 4 (2.31%) IIS
8 3 (1.73%) JBoss
8 3 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.73%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.16%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.16%) Jetty
9 2 (1.16%) Mongrel
9 2 (1.16%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.58%) SAS
10 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.58%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 66 (38.15%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (22.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (14.45%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (5.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (4.62%) GitHub
6 6 (3.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (2.89%) IaaS
7 5 (2.89%) SaaS
8 4 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (2.31%) Cloudflare
8 4 (2.31%) Google Analytics
9 3 (1.73%) PaaS
10 2 (1.16%) Google App Engine
10 2 (1.16%) Route 53
10 2 (1.16%) Slack
10 2 (1.16%) Trello
11 1 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.58%) Serverless
11 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.83%) HTTP
1 17 (9.83%) Network Security
2 15 (8.67%) SSL
2 15 (8.67%) TCP/IP
3 13 (7.51%) Firewall
4 12 (6.94%) SNMP
5 11 (6.36%) LAN
5 11 (6.36%) MPLS
5 11 (6.36%) VLAN
5 11 (6.36%) WAN
6 10 (5.78%) SAN
7 4 (2.31%) DNS
8 3 (1.73%) Internet
8 3 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.16%) Bluetooth
9 2 (1.16%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.16%) FlexRay
9 2 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.16%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.58%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.18%) MySQL
2 17 (9.83%) MongoDB
3 15 (8.67%) NoSQL
4 14 (8.09%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (5.20%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (5.20%) Oracle Database
6 8 (4.62%) Big Data
7 6 (3.47%) SQL Server
8 5 (2.89%) Redis
9 4 (2.31%) Hadoop
9 4 (2.31%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.16%) Couchbase
11 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.58%) BigQuery
12 1 (0.58%) Bigtable
12 1 (0.58%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 59 (34.10%) Jenkins
2 57 (32.95%) Git (software)
3 42 (24.28%) Subversion
4 27 (15.61%) Maven
5 26 (15.03%) JIRA
5 26 (15.03%) Sonatype Nexus
6 16 (9.25%) Selenium
7 7 (4.05%) Visual Studio
8 6 (3.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (2.89%) Ant
9 5 (2.89%) GitLab
10 4 (2.31%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.31%) Gatling
10 4 (2.31%) Grunt
10 4 (2.31%) gulp
10 4 (2.31%) IntelliJ
10 4 (2.31%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (2.31%) Mocha
10 4 (2.31%) MSBuild
10 4 (2.31%) Sublime Text
General
1 8 (4.62%) Finance
2 6 (3.47%) Automotive
3 4 (2.31%) Retail
4 3 (1.73%) Marketing
4 3 (1.73%) Persian Language
5 2 (1.16%) Games
5 2 (1.16%) Law
5 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Electronics
6 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 55 (31.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 46 (26.59%) Developer
3 29 (16.76%) Python Developer
4 26 (15.03%) AWS DevOps
5 25 (14.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 25 (14.45%) AWS Engineer
6 24 (13.87%) Architect
7 16 (9.25%) Software Engineer
8 14 (8.09%) Linux Engineer
9 13 (7.51%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 13 (7.51%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 11 (6.36%) Python Engineer
10 11 (6.36%) Security Architect
11 10 (5.78%) Administrator
11 10 (5.78%) Cloud Engineer
12 8 (4.62%) AWS Administrator
12 8 (4.62%) DevOps Administrator
12 8 (4.62%) Linux Administrator
12 8 (4.62%) Linux DevOps Administrator
13 7 (4.05%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.18%) Django
1 28 (16.18%) Middleware
2 23 (13.29%) Node.js
3 19 (10.98%) AngularJS
3 19 (10.98%) Web Services
4 18 (10.40%) HTML
4 18 (10.40%) JSON
5 16 (9.25%) CSS
6 15 (8.67%) HTML5
7 12 (6.94%) RESTful
8 11 (6.36%) REST
9 10 (5.78%) Ajax
9 10 (5.78%) CSS3
9 10 (5.78%) Elastic Stack
10 9 (5.20%) SOAP
11 8 (4.62%) Sensu
11 8 (4.62%) Spring
12 7 (4.05%) WebSphere MQ
13 6 (3.47%) J2EE
13 6 (3.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.18%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (8.09%) Management Information System
3 13 (7.51%) Smart Home
4 8 (4.62%) Algorithms
5 6 (3.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 6 (3.47%) User Experience
6 5 (2.89%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.31%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.73%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.73%) Fintech
8 3 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.16%) Clustering
9 2 (1.16%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.16%) iPad
9 2 (1.16%) iPhone
9 2 (1.16%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.16%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 102 (58.96%) Linux
2 58 (33.53%) Windows
3 26 (15.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (13.29%) Unix
5 20 (11.56%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.31%) VMS
7 3 (1.73%) Android
7 3 (1.73%) CentOS
7 3 (1.73%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.16%) Debian
8 2 (1.16%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.58%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (49.13%) DevOps
2 84 (48.55%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (26.59%) Configuration Management
4 45 (26.01%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (24.86%) Open Source
6 38 (21.97%) Deployment Automation
7 30 (17.34%) Test Automation
8 27 (15.61%) Task Automation
9 25 (14.45%) SDLC
10 23 (13.29%) Software Engineering
11 22 (12.72%) Scrum
12 16 (9.25%) Cybersecurity
13 13 (7.51%) Information Security
13 13 (7.51%) Kanban
14 12 (6.94%) Data Protection
14 12 (6.94%) TDD
15 11 (6.36%) Continuous Delivery
15 11 (6.36%) Information Governance
15 11 (6.36%) Mentoring
15 11 (6.36%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 50 (28.90%) Perl
2 30 (17.34%) Java
3 29 (16.76%) Bash Shell
4 27 (15.61%) Ruby
5 24 (13.87%) PHP
6 18 (10.40%) PowerShell
7 17 (9.83%) Scala
8 15 (8.67%) C#
9 12 (6.94%) C++
9 12 (6.94%) JavaScript
10 10 (5.78%) C
11 9 (5.20%) MATLAB
11 9 (5.20%) Shell Script
12 7 (4.05%) SQL
13 6 (3.47%) Assembly Language
13 6 (3.47%) Embedded C++
14 5 (2.89%) Groovy
14 5 (2.89%) Haskell
15 4 (2.31%) R
16 2 (1.16%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 17 (9.83%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.51%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.36%) Degree
4 10 (5.78%) CCNA
4 10 (5.78%) CCNP
4 10 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (5.78%) CISSP
4 10 (5.78%) SANS
5 3 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.16%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.58%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.58%) PhD
7 1 (0.58%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.36%) GDPR
2 4 (2.31%) GCP
3 3 (1.73%) QA
4 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.58%) MISRA
4 1 (0.58%) MISRA C
System Software
1 39 (22.54%) Docker
2 6 (3.47%) LXC
2 6 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.31%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.73%) Squid
4 3 (1.73%) Xen
5 2 (1.16%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.16%) NFS
5 2 (1.16%) Samba
5 2 (1.16%) Varnish
6 1 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.58%) iptables
6 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 63 (36.42%) Ansible
2 62 (35.84%) Puppet
3 29 (16.76%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (14.45%) Terraform
5 14 (8.09%) Kibana
5 14 (8.09%) logstash
6 12 (6.94%) Kubernetes
7 9 (5.20%) Salt
8 7 (4.05%) Nagios
8 7 (4.05%) SELinux
9 4 (2.31%) Grafana
9 4 (2.31%) Graylog
9 4 (2.31%) Observium
9 4 (2.31%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.73%) HAProxy
10 3 (1.73%) Packer
11 2 (1.16%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (1.16%) WMI
12 1 (0.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 1 (0.58%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 28 (16.18%) Red Hat
2 27 (15.61%) Oracle
3 11 (6.36%) Google
3 11 (6.36%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.47%) VMware
5 5 (2.89%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.31%) ArcSight
6 4 (2.31%) IBM
6 4 (2.31%) Netskope
6 4 (2.31%) Zend
7 2 (1.16%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.16%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.16%) Splunk
7 2 (1.16%) WSO2
7 2 (1.16%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.58%) Adobe
8 1 (0.58%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.58%) Tableau
8 1 (0.58%) webMethods