Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 65 109
Rank change year-on-year -9 +44 +46
Contract jobs citing Python 155 137 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.01% 2.81% 1.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.44% 8.91% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 116 75
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £355 £323 £285
90th Percentile £563 £650 £550
England median daily rate £525 £520 £475
% change year-on-year +0.96% +9.47% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -21.43% +36.40%
10th Percentile £32.50 £24.99 £31.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £36.80 £39.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.85%

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 1,837 1,538 1,904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.62% 31.60% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,122 997 1,165
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £244 £256
90th Percentile £550 £533 £513
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 52 60
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £32.25 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.78% +37.23% -17.82%
10th Percentile £15.25 £15.95 £11.50
90th Percentile £57.95 £49.88 £42.63
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +5.48% +3.90% +2.67%

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 9 December 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
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 9 December 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 -17 62 £500 +3.79% 8
Birmingham -30 33 £400 -8.57% 30
Warwickshire +22 22 £500 +5.26% 11
Coventry -22 8 £525 -4.55% 5
Staffordshire -8 6 £353 -32.86% 7
Walsall - 3 £375 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £375 -
Herefordshire - 3 £415 -
Solihull +5 2 £550 +22.22% 1
Worcestershire -5 1 - - 1
Python
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 98 (63.23%) Linux
2 92 (59.35%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (54.84%) DevOps
4 75 (48.39%) Amazon AWS
5 70 (45.16%) Git (software)
6 69 (44.52%) Windows
7 68 (43.87%) Jenkins
8 65 (41.94%) Test Automation
9 64 (41.29%) Puppet
10 63 (40.65%) Open Source
10 63 (40.65%) Perl
11 62 (40.00%) Configuration Management
12 60 (38.71%) Ansible
13 50 (32.26%) Ruby
14 46 (29.68%) Java
14 46 (29.68%) C#
14 46 (29.68%) Docker
15 39 (25.16%) Deployment Automation
15 39 (25.16%) Microsoft Azure
16 37 (23.87%) Continuous Integration
16 37 (23.87%) Scrum
17 35 (22.58%) MongoDB
18 34 (21.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 34 (21.94%) Subversion
18 34 (21.94%) Maven
18 34 (21.94%) Google
18 34 (21.94%) Red Hat
19 33 (21.29%) Problem-Solving
19 33 (21.29%) Sonatype Nexus
20 31 (20.00%) Middleware

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 20 (12.90%) Tomcat
2 19 (12.26%) nginx
3 12 (7.74%) OpenStack
4 11 (7.10%) Confluence
5 8 (5.16%) Apache
5 8 (5.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (4.52%) JBoss
6 7 (4.52%) WebLogic
7 5 (3.23%) SAS
8 3 (1.94%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.65%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.65%) Houdini
2 1 (0.65%) Maya
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.65%) NUKE
2 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.65%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 75 (48.39%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (25.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (17.42%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (14.19%) GitHub
5 20 (12.90%) Google Analytics
6 14 (9.03%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (3.23%) IaaS
8 4 (2.58%) PaaS
9 3 (1.94%) SaaS
10 2 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (1.29%) NuGet
10 2 (1.29%) Serverless
11 1 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.65%) Apigee
11 1 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.65%) Route 53
11 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (19.35%) HTTP
2 20 (12.90%) SSL
3 19 (12.26%) TCP/IP
4 18 (11.61%) SNMP
5 13 (8.39%) Wireless
6 10 (6.45%) 802.11
6 10 (6.45%) VPN
7 8 (5.16%) Firewall
7 8 (5.16%) VLAN
7 8 (5.16%) VoIP
8 6 (3.87%) SAN
9 5 (3.23%) DHCP
9 5 (3.23%) DMVPN
9 5 (3.23%) IPsec
9 5 (3.23%) Multicast
9 5 (3.23%) OSPF
10 4 (2.58%) LAN
10 4 (2.58%) WAN
11 3 (1.94%) Internet
11 3 (1.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (22.58%) MongoDB
2 30 (19.35%) NoSQL
3 17 (10.97%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (9.03%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (7.74%) Oracle Database
6 11 (7.10%) Relational Database
7 9 (5.81%) Big Data
7 9 (5.81%) RDBMS
8 8 (5.16%) Cosmos DB
8 8 (5.16%) Hadoop
9 7 (4.52%) MySQL
10 6 (3.87%) Power BI
11 4 (2.58%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (2.58%) SQL Server
12 3 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.94%) Redis
13 2 (1.29%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 70 (45.16%) Git (software)
2 68 (43.87%) Jenkins
3 34 (21.94%) Maven
3 34 (21.94%) Subversion
4 33 (21.29%) Sonatype Nexus
5 24 (15.48%) Selenium
6 22 (14.19%) Ant
7 19 (12.26%) Cucumber
7 19 (12.26%) Gatling
7 19 (12.26%) Grunt
7 19 (12.26%) gulp
7 19 (12.26%) IntelliJ
7 19 (12.26%) Karma Test Runner
7 19 (12.26%) Sublime Text
8 14 (9.03%) JIRA
9 13 (8.39%) Bitbucket
10 12 (7.74%) Burp Suite
10 12 (7.74%) JUnit
10 12 (7.74%) Metasploit
11 8 (5.16%) RSpec
General
1 11 (7.10%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.16%) Finance
3 7 (4.52%) Retail
4 4 (2.58%) Automotive
4 4 (2.58%) Electronics
4 4 (2.58%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.58%) Marketing
5 3 (1.94%) Banking
6 2 (1.29%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.29%) Retail Finance
7 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 50 (32.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 35 (22.58%) Developer
3 25 (16.13%) AWS Engineer
4 24 (15.48%) AWS DevOps
4 24 (15.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 12 (7.74%) Architect
5 12 (7.74%) Data Scientist
6 11 (7.10%) Penetration Tester
6 11 (7.10%) Tester
7 9 (5.81%) Software Engineer
8 8 (5.16%) Python Developer
9 7 (4.52%) Analyst
9 7 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.87%) Java Developer
11 5 (3.23%) Administrator
11 5 (3.23%) Senior DevOps
11 5 (3.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 4 (2.58%) Big Data Developer
12 4 (2.58%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 4 (2.58%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (20.00%) Middleware
2 25 (16.13%) CSS
3 23 (14.84%) AngularJS
3 23 (14.84%) jQuery
4 22 (14.19%) RESTful
5 21 (13.55%) HTML
5 21 (13.55%) Node.js
6 19 (12.26%) Gherkin
6 19 (12.26%) HTML5
6 19 (12.26%) Servlets
7 17 (10.97%) Spring
8 15 (9.68%) Django
8 15 (9.68%) JSON
9 14 (9.03%) REST
10 11 (7.10%) SOAP
10 11 (7.10%) Web Services
11 10 (6.45%) 802.1X
11 10 (6.45%) CSS3
12 9 (5.81%) Elastic Stack
12 9 (5.81%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (7.10%) SCADA
3 10 (6.45%) Cyberthreat
3 10 (6.45%) User Experience
4 9 (5.81%) Mobile App
5 8 (5.16%) Wiki
6 7 (4.52%) Digital Media
7 6 (3.87%) Algorithms
8 5 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.94%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.94%) Smart Home
11 2 (1.29%) Credit Risk
11 2 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.65%) Animation
12 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.65%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 98 (63.23%) Linux
2 69 (44.52%) Windows
3 34 (21.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (14.19%) Ubuntu
5 12 (7.74%) Kali Linux
5 12 (7.74%) Unix
6 3 (1.94%) CentOS
7 2 (1.29%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.29%) VMS
8 1 (0.65%) Android
8 1 (0.65%) Solaris
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (59.35%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (54.84%) DevOps
3 65 (41.94%) Test Automation
4 63 (40.65%) Open Source
5 62 (40.00%) Configuration Management
6 39 (25.16%) Deployment Automation
7 37 (23.87%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (23.87%) Scrum
8 33 (21.29%) Problem-Solving
9 31 (20.00%) Kanban
10 29 (18.71%) SOA
11 28 (18.06%) Analytics
12 27 (17.42%) Task Automation
13 24 (15.48%) TDD
14 22 (14.19%) Microservices
15 19 (12.26%) Lean Software Development
15 19 (12.26%) Machine Learning
16 18 (11.61%) Mathematics
17 17 (10.97%) Computer Science
18 16 (10.32%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 63 (40.65%) Perl
2 50 (32.26%) Ruby
3 46 (29.68%) C#
3 46 (29.68%) Java
4 28 (18.06%) JavaScript
5 27 (17.42%) SQL
6 25 (16.13%) PowerShell
7 21 (13.55%) Groovy
8 19 (12.26%) Bash Shell
8 19 (12.26%) Haskell
9 16 (10.32%) Scala
10 13 (8.39%) R
11 12 (7.74%) Lua
12 10 (6.45%) C
13 8 (5.16%) C++
14 4 (2.58%) MATLAB
15 3 (1.94%) T-SQL
16 2 (1.29%) PHP
16 2 (1.29%) Shell Script
16 2 (1.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (12.26%) Degree
2 11 (7.10%) OSCE
3 6 (3.87%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.23%) SANS
5 4 (2.58%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.94%) CCNA
6 3 (1.94%) CCNP
6 3 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.94%) CISSP
6 3 (1.94%) PhD
7 2 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.29%) CREST Certified
7 2 (1.29%) GPEN
7 2 (1.29%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.29%) OSCP
7 2 (1.29%) Tigerscheme
8 1 (0.65%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.29%) GDPR
2 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 46 (29.68%) Docker
2 3 (1.94%) LXC
3 2 (1.29%) NFS
3 2 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.65%) Samba
4 1 (0.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 64 (41.29%) Puppet
2 60 (38.71%) Ansible
3 31 (20.00%) ZABBIX
4 22 (14.19%) Kibana
4 22 (14.19%) Terraform
5 20 (12.90%) Grafana
6 12 (7.74%) Nessus
6 12 (7.74%) Nmap
7 10 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (5.16%) Kubernetes
8 8 (5.16%) Nagios
9 6 (3.87%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (1.94%) logstash
10 3 (1.94%) Salt
11 2 (1.29%) Icinga
11 2 (1.29%) Packer
12 1 (0.65%) Graphite
12 1 (0.65%) Oracle ZFS
12 1 (0.65%) Simpana
Vendors
1 34 (21.94%) Google
1 34 (21.94%) Red Hat
2 24 (15.48%) Oracle
3 17 (10.97%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.23%) Riverbed
5 4 (2.58%) SAP
6 3 (1.94%) Adobe
6 3 (1.94%) webMethods
7 2 (1.29%) IBM
7 2 (1.29%) Tableau
7 2 (1.29%) VMware
8 1 (0.65%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.65%) CommVault
8 1 (0.65%) NetApp
8 1 (0.65%) Netezza
8 1 (0.65%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.65%) Sun
8 1 (0.65%) Veritas