Period
to 4 April 2020

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 4 April 2020 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 57 53
Rank change year-on-year +21 -4 +24
Contract jobs citing Python 136 192 173
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.92% 3.86% 3.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.23% 10.79% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 106 138
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.05% -0.05% +8.70%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £372
90th Percentile £650 £575 £663
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +47.54% -6.15%
10th Percentile £46.25 £42.50 £24.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £49.15
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -

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 956 1,779 1,600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 34.60% 35.80% 33.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 1,082 1,023
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £256
90th Percentile £584 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 44
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57% +41.41%
10th Percentile £17.20 £27.33 £24.65
90th Percentile £48.75 £58.79 £48.75
Median hourly rate £40.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.30% +6.25% -

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Python as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Python in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Python in the West Midlands

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Python in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Python in the West Midlands

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Python in the West Midlands.

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 4 April 2020. 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 +11 49 £500 -2.44% 31
Coventry +18 18 £513 +18.84% 14
Warwickshire -9 12 £375 -25.00% 10
Herefordshire +2 10 £488 +30.00% 1
Shropshire +14 4 £450 -15.09% 12
Staffordshire +16 3 - - 11
Worcestershire +19 2 £475 +26.67% 8
Wolverhampton - 2 £530 - 3
Python
England

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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 45 (33.09%) Azure
2 44 (32.35%) Linux
3 37 (27.21%) Security Cleared
4 36 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (26.47%) Cisco
5 35 (25.74%) WAN
6 34 (25.00%) AWS
7 33 (24.26%) LAN
7 33 (24.26%) SQL
7 33 (24.26%) OSPF
7 33 (24.26%) DV Cleared
7 33 (24.26%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (22.79%) Java
9 30 (22.06%) CCNP
10 28 (20.59%) CCIE
10 28 (20.59%) EIGRP
10 28 (20.59%) DMVPN
11 27 (19.85%) BGP
12 25 (18.38%) JavaScript
13 24 (17.65%) C#
13 24 (17.65%) Cryptography
13 24 (17.65%) Splunk
13 24 (17.65%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 23 (16.91%) Cisco ISE
14 23 (16.91%) GCP
14 23 (16.91%) CCNA
14 23 (16.91%) CCDA
15 22 (16.18%) Microsoft
15 22 (16.18%) Firewall
15 22 (16.18%) Git (software)

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 10 (7.35%) Apache Spark
2 7 (5.15%) Apache
3 5 (3.68%) ArcGIS
3 5 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.21%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (2.21%) nginx
4 3 (2.21%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.21%) WinCC
5 2 (1.47%) Confluence
5 2 (1.47%) SAS
6 1 (0.74%) JBoss
6 1 (0.74%) Luigi
6 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (8.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.47%) SPSS
4 2 (1.47%) Stata
5 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.74%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 45 (33.09%) Azure
2 34 (25.00%) AWS
3 23 (16.91%) GCP
4 15 (11.03%) Power Platform
5 6 (4.41%) Amazon EKS
5 6 (4.41%) GitHub
6 4 (2.94%) Google Analytics
6 4 (2.94%) PaaS
7 2 (1.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.47%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.47%) SaaS
7 2 (1.47%) Serverless
7 2 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) Apigee
8 1 (0.74%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.74%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 35 (25.74%) WAN
2 33 (24.26%) LAN
2 33 (24.26%) OSPF
3 28 (20.59%) DMVPN
3 28 (20.59%) EIGRP
4 27 (19.85%) BGP
5 23 (16.91%) Cisco ISE
6 22 (16.18%) Firewall
7 21 (15.44%) Cisco Nexus
8 18 (13.24%) VoIP
9 11 (8.09%) VPN
10 9 (6.62%) SSH
11 8 (5.88%) DHCP
12 6 (4.41%) Wireless
13 5 (3.68%) HTTP
14 4 (2.94%) TCP/IP
15 3 (2.21%) Diameter Protocol
15 3 (2.21%) DNS
16 2 (1.47%) SSL
16 2 (1.47%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.03%) Power BI
1 15 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.62%) Big Data
2 9 (6.62%) Hadoop
3 8 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (5.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (4.41%) MySQL
6 4 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (2.94%) HDInsight
6 4 (2.94%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.21%) BigQuery
7 3 (2.21%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.21%) Star Schema
8 2 (1.47%) GIS
8 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.47%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.47%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 22 (16.18%) Git (software)
2 13 (9.56%) Jenkins
3 11 (8.09%) JIRA
4 7 (5.15%) Artifactory
4 7 (5.15%) Selenium
4 7 (5.15%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (4.41%) CircleCI
5 6 (4.41%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.21%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.21%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.21%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.47%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.47%) Gatling
7 2 (1.47%) gulp
7 2 (1.47%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.47%) JMeter
7 2 (1.47%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.47%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (1.47%) RSpec
General
1 19 (13.97%) Finance
2 14 (10.29%) Public Sector
3 8 (5.88%) Banking
3 8 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.94%) Marketing
6 3 (2.21%) Electronics
7 2 (1.47%) Military
7 2 (1.47%) Retail
8 1 (0.74%) Automotive
8 1 (0.74%) Law
8 1 (0.74%) Police
Job Titles
1 39 (28.68%) Developer
2 30 (22.06%) Network Engineer
3 15 (11.03%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (10.29%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 14 (10.29%) Python Engineer
5 12 (8.82%) Python Developer
6 10 (7.35%) Data Engineer
7 9 (6.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (5.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 8 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
9 7 (5.15%) Architect
9 7 (5.15%) Azure DevOps
9 7 (5.15%) Platform Engineer
9 7 (5.15%) Power BI Developer
10 6 (4.41%) Analyst
10 6 (4.41%) Design Engineer
10 6 (4.41%) Network Architect
10 6 (4.41%) Network Design Engineer
10 6 (4.41%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.41%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.29%) .NET
1 14 (10.29%) PySpark
2 11 (8.09%) Node.js
3 9 (6.62%) Kafka
4 7 (5.15%) NumPy
4 7 (5.15%) Pandas
5 6 (4.41%) JSON
6 5 (3.68%) HTML
7 4 (2.94%) CSS
7 4 (2.94%) Flask
7 4 (2.94%) Web Services
7 4 (2.94%) XML
8 3 (2.21%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.21%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.21%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.21%) ASP.NET Core
8 3 (2.21%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (2.21%) HTML5
8 3 (2.21%) jQuery
8 3 (2.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
1 8 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.15%) Cloud Native
3 5 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.94%) SCADA
4 4 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.21%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.21%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.47%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.74%) User Experience
7 1 (0.74%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 44 (32.35%) Linux
2 9 (6.62%) Windows
3 7 (5.15%) CentOS
3 7 (5.15%) Unix
4 6 (4.41%) CoreOS
5 4 (2.94%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.21%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.47%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.74%) Android
8 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.26%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (17.65%) Cryptography
3 22 (16.18%) DevOps
4 19 (13.97%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (13.97%) Configuration Management
5 16 (11.76%) Data Science
6 15 (11.03%) Validation
7 14 (10.29%) Data Modelling
7 14 (10.29%) Problem Management
8 13 (9.56%) Change Management
8 13 (9.56%) Incident Management
8 13 (9.56%) ITSM
8 13 (9.56%) Knowledge Management
8 13 (9.56%) Service Management
8 13 (9.56%) Test Automation
9 12 (8.82%) Analytics
9 12 (8.82%) MODAF
10 11 (8.09%) ETL
10 11 (8.09%) Microservices
10 11 (8.09%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 33 (24.26%) SQL
2 31 (22.79%) Java
3 25 (18.38%) JavaScript
4 24 (17.65%) C#
5 11 (8.09%) Ruby
6 10 (7.35%) R
7 9 (6.62%) Go
8 7 (5.15%) Rust
8 7 (5.15%) Scala
9 6 (4.41%) C++
10 5 (3.68%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 5 (3.68%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.94%) PHP
11 4 (2.94%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.21%) C
12 3 (2.21%) Perl
13 2 (1.47%) Groovy
13 2 (1.47%) Haskell
13 2 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (27.21%) Security Cleared
2 36 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (24.26%) DV Cleared
4 30 (22.06%) CCNP
5 28 (20.59%) CCIE
6 24 (17.65%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 23 (16.91%) CCDA
7 23 (16.91%) CCNA
8 16 (11.76%) Degree
9 12 (8.82%) CCDP
10 8 (5.88%) CCIE Collaboration
11 5 (3.68%) CCDE
12 3 (2.21%) SC Cleared
13 2 (1.47%) CCIE Security
13 2 (1.47%) ISTQB
13 2 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (1.47%) Master's Degree
13 2 (1.47%) Numerate Degree
14 1 (0.74%) AWS Certification
14 1 (0.74%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.94%) Data Quality
1 4 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (12.50%) Docker
2 2 (1.47%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (12.50%) Ansible
2 15 (11.03%) Kubernetes
3 13 (9.56%) Terraform
4 9 (6.62%) Puppet
5 5 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.94%) Grafana
7 3 (2.21%) Kibana
8 2 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.47%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.74%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.74%) Rancher
Vendors
1 36 (26.47%) Cisco
2 24 (17.65%) Splunk
3 22 (16.18%) Microsoft
4 21 (15.44%) Dell
4 21 (15.44%) Juniper
5 18 (13.24%) SolarWinds
6 15 (11.03%) Google
7 14 (10.29%) Oracle
8 7 (5.15%) SAP
9 6 (4.41%) Confluent
9 6 (4.41%) Tableau
9 6 (4.41%) Veracode
10 3 (2.21%) Mapbox
11 2 (1.47%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.47%) ESRI
11 2 (1.47%) HP
11 2 (1.47%) IBM
11 2 (1.47%) Talend
12 1 (0.74%) Adobe
12 1 (0.74%) Red Hat