Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 102 152
Rank change year-on-year +39 +50 -4
Contract jobs citing Python 144 112 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.99% 1.80% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.63% 5.60% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 77 13
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £313 £286 £280
90th Percentile £623 £550 £679
England median daily rate £513 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +36.40% -10.56%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.13 £39.00
% change year-on-year +2.24% +0.32% +22.83%

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 1496 2000 1522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.09% 32.08% 30.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 971 1222 896
West Midlands median daily rate £380 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 63 57
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £24.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.53% +3.16% +9.20%
10th Percentile £15.60 £11.95 £12.42
90th Percentile £49.75 £42.45 £43.03
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +23.33%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +35 75 £425 -15.00% 9
Shropshire +27 27 £530 +11.58% 2
Coventry +30 22 £550 +69.23% 6
Warwickshire -2 4 - - 1
Staffordshire +3 2 £525 +105.88% 1
Worcestershire +4 1 - -
Solihull +1 1 £450 +125.00% 3
Python
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 66 (45.83%) DevOps
2 65 (45.14%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (44.44%) Linux
4 58 (40.28%) Puppet
4 58 (40.28%) Jenkins
5 52 (36.11%) Perl
6 50 (34.72%) Amazon AWS
6 50 (34.72%) Git (software)
7 44 (30.56%) Windows
7 44 (30.56%) Configuration Management
8 43 (29.86%) Subversion
9 41 (28.47%) Ruby
10 40 (27.78%) Open Source
11 37 (25.69%) Test Automation
11 37 (25.69%) Java
12 35 (24.31%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (22.92%) MongoDB
14 28 (19.44%) Scrum
15 27 (18.75%) SQL
15 27 (18.75%) Maven
15 27 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
15 27 (18.75%) Sonatype Nexus
16 26 (18.06%) Docker
16 26 (18.06%) C#
17 24 (16.67%) Oracle
18 23 (15.97%) HTTP
18 23 (15.97%) Middleware
18 23 (15.97%) Degree
18 23 (15.97%) JIRA
18 23 (15.97%) R

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 19 (13.19%) Confluence
2 13 (9.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (8.33%) nginx
4 10 (6.94%) Apache Spark
4 10 (6.94%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (4.86%) Apache
6 6 (4.17%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.08%) JBoss
8 2 (1.39%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.39%) IIS
8 2 (1.39%) SAS
8 2 (1.39%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.69%) CMS
9 1 (0.69%) Documentum
9 1 (0.69%) Drupal
9 1 (0.69%) Jetty
9 1 (0.69%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.69%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 50 (34.72%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.64%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (5.56%) Route 53
5 7 (4.86%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (3.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (3.47%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (3.47%) Amazon S3
6 5 (3.47%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (3.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (2.78%) GitHub
8 3 (2.08%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.69%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.69%) Office 365
9 1 (0.69%) PaaS
9 1 (0.69%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.97%) HTTP
2 20 (13.89%) TCP/IP
3 18 (12.50%) SSL
4 6 (4.17%) DNS
5 5 (3.47%) ICMP
6 2 (1.39%) LDAP
6 2 (1.39%) SNMP
7 1 (0.69%) 4G
7 1 (0.69%) 5G
7 1 (0.69%) DHCP
7 1 (0.69%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.69%) Firewall
7 1 (0.69%) IPv6
7 1 (0.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (22.92%) MongoDB
2 22 (15.28%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (13.19%) NoSQL
4 16 (11.11%) MySQL
5 13 (9.03%) Oracle Database
6 11 (7.64%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (6.94%) Big Data
7 10 (6.94%) Power BI
7 10 (6.94%) QlikView
7 10 (6.94%) Spotfire
8 9 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (3.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (2.78%) Hadoop
10 4 (2.78%) SQL Server
11 2 (1.39%) EDRMS
12 1 (0.69%) DB2
12 1 (0.69%) Neo4j
12 1 (0.69%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 58 (40.28%) Jenkins
2 50 (34.72%) Git (software)
3 43 (29.86%) Subversion
4 27 (18.75%) Maven
4 27 (18.75%) Sonatype Nexus
5 23 (15.97%) JIRA
6 10 (6.94%) Selenium
6 10 (6.94%) WinAutomation
7 7 (4.86%) JUnit
8 6 (4.17%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.78%) Ant
9 4 (2.78%) IntelliJ
10 3 (2.08%) CircleCI
10 3 (2.08%) Gatling
10 3 (2.08%) Grunt
10 3 (2.08%) gulp
10 3 (2.08%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (2.08%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (2.08%) Sublime Text
10 3 (2.08%) Travis CI
General
1 8 (5.56%) Finance
2 5 (3.47%) Automotive
3 2 (1.39%) Electronics
3 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.39%) Marketing
4 1 (0.69%) Banking
4 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.69%) Legal
4 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (27.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 31 (21.53%) Developer
3 21 (14.58%) Data Scientist
4 14 (9.72%) Python Developer
5 13 (9.03%) Consultant
6 11 (7.64%) Lead DevOps
7 10 (6.94%) WebOps Engineer
8 9 (6.25%) DevOps Consultant
9 8 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
10 7 (4.86%) DevOps Manager
10 7 (4.86%) Senior WebOps Engineer
11 6 (4.17%) Head of DevOps
11 6 (4.17%) Java Developer
12 5 (3.47%) Scala Developer
12 5 (3.47%) Software Engineer
13 4 (2.78%) Active Directory Engineer
13 4 (2.78%) Analyst
13 4 (2.78%) DevOps Systems Engineer
13 4 (2.78%) Linux Engineer
13 4 (2.78%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.97%) Middleware
2 18 (12.50%) Web Services
3 12 (8.33%) .NET
3 12 (8.33%) Node.js
4 11 (7.64%) D3.js
5 9 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 9 (6.25%) CSS
5 9 (6.25%) HTML
6 8 (5.56%) Sensu
7 7 (4.86%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (4.17%) HTML5
8 6 (4.17%) REST
8 6 (4.17%) Spring
9 5 (3.47%) Ajax
9 5 (3.47%) jQuery
9 5 (3.47%) JSON
9 5 (3.47%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (3.47%) Play Framework
10 4 (2.78%) Express
10 4 (2.78%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 11 (7.64%) Algorithms
3 10 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.94%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (6.94%) FMCG
4 4 (2.78%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.08%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.39%) iPad
6 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.39%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.39%) Smart City
6 2 (1.39%) Smart Energy
6 2 (1.39%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.69%) iPhone
7 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.69%) RIA
7 1 (0.69%) Robotics
7 1 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 64 (44.44%) Linux
2 44 (30.56%) Windows
3 16 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (4.86%) Unix
5 6 (4.17%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.08%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.39%) CentOS
8 1 (0.69%) Android
8 1 (0.69%) Debian
8 1 (0.69%) Fedora
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (45.83%) DevOps
2 65 (45.14%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (30.56%) Configuration Management
4 40 (27.78%) Open Source
5 37 (25.69%) Test Automation
6 35 (24.31%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (19.44%) Scrum
8 21 (14.58%) Task Automation
9 20 (13.89%) SDLC
10 18 (12.50%) Kanban
11 17 (11.81%) SOA
11 17 (11.81%) TDD
12 16 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
12 16 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
13 15 (10.42%) Analytics
14 14 (9.72%) Mathematics
15 13 (9.03%) Web Operations
16 11 (7.64%) Case Management
16 11 (7.64%) Data Visualisation
16 11 (7.64%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 52 (36.11%) Perl
2 41 (28.47%) Ruby
3 37 (25.69%) Java
4 27 (18.75%) SQL
5 26 (18.06%) C#
6 23 (15.97%) R
7 22 (15.28%) Scala
8 20 (13.89%) Bash Shell
9 18 (12.50%) PHP
10 15 (10.42%) PowerShell
11 14 (9.72%) VB
12 12 (8.33%) JavaScript
13 10 (6.94%) C
13 10 (6.94%) C++
13 10 (6.94%) GraphQL
13 10 (6.94%) MATLAB
14 7 (4.86%) Go
15 4 (2.78%) Shell Script
16 3 (2.08%) Groovy
16 3 (2.08%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 23 (15.97%) Degree
2 8 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.08%) CHECK Team Member
4 3 (2.08%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (2.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.69%) CCNP
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.69%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.17%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.39%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.69%) GCP
System Software
1 26 (18.06%) Docker
2 13 (9.03%) Active Directory
3 9 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.69%) KVM
4 1 (0.69%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 58 (40.28%) Puppet
2 27 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (13.89%) Ansible
4 16 (11.11%) ZABBIX
5 14 (9.72%) Terraform
6 13 (9.03%) Salt
7 9 (6.25%) Kibana
8 7 (4.86%) logstash
9 6 (4.17%) collectd
9 6 (4.17%) StatsD
10 3 (2.08%) Grafana
10 3 (2.08%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.69%) FTK
11 1 (0.69%) Mesos
11 1 (0.69%) Rancher
11 1 (0.69%) rkt
Vendors
1 24 (16.67%) Oracle
2 17 (11.81%) Red Hat
3 14 (9.72%) IBM
4 11 (7.64%) Tableau
5 10 (6.94%) Google
5 10 (6.94%) Microsoft
5 10 (6.94%) Rackspace
6 6 (4.17%) SaltStack
7 2 (1.39%) Adobe
7 2 (1.39%) webMethods
7 2 (1.39%) Zend
8 1 (0.69%) Nuix
8 1 (0.69%) Pega
8 1 (0.69%) Perforce
8 1 (0.69%) SAP
8 1 (0.69%) Talend
8 1 (0.69%) VMware