Period
to 6 December 2019

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 6 December 2019 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 75 72
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3 +35
Contract jobs citing Python 124 156 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.30% 3.01% 2.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.85% 8.46% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 90 120
West Midlands median daily rate £488 £487 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.05% +2.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £356 £320
90th Percentile £545 £563 £663
England median daily rate £535 £525 £515
% change year-on-year +1.90% +1.94% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% +20.69% -17.14%
10th Percentile £46.25 £32.50 £25.36
90th Percentile £48.75 £37.50 £37.85
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

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 1,259 1,843 1,547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.51% 35.55% 31.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 856 1,127 1,008
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.39% +2.67%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £246
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 54
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +31.78% +34.38%
10th Percentile £14.21 £15.25 £16.85
90th Percentile £50.50 £57.95 £49.63
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.23 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.01% +5.57% +5.26%

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 6 December 2019.

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 6 December 2019. 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 +17 55 £488 +21.88% 34
Shropshire +19 18 £510 +2.10% 6
Coventry +18 17 £413 -21.43% 14
Warwickshire -6 12 £425 -15.00% 17
Herefordshire +11 8 £450 +8.43% 3
Wolverhampton +7 2 £529 +41.07% 1
Worcestershire +5 2 £425 - 2
Dudley - 1 - -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, 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 47 (37.90%) AWS
2 37 (29.84%) Azure
2 37 (29.84%) DevOps
3 35 (28.23%) Ansible
3 35 (28.23%) SQL
4 31 (25.00%) Linux
5 26 (20.97%) GCP
6 24 (19.35%) Cisco
6 24 (19.35%) Finance
7 23 (18.55%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (18.55%) Jenkins
8 22 (17.74%) Git (software)
9 21 (16.94%) CCNP
9 21 (16.94%) .NET
10 20 (16.13%) Microservices
11 19 (15.32%) JavaScript
12 18 (14.52%) CCIE
12 18 (14.52%) Security Cleared
12 18 (14.52%) PowerShell
12 18 (14.52%) Kubernetes
13 17 (13.71%) Terraform
13 17 (13.71%) OSPF
14 16 (12.90%) CCNA
14 16 (12.90%) C#
14 16 (12.90%) Java
14 16 (12.90%) Google
14 16 (12.90%) Node.js
15 15 (12.10%) Microsoft
15 15 (12.10%) Apache

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 (12.10%) Apache
2 11 (8.87%) Apache Spark
3 7 (5.65%) nginx
4 5 (4.03%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (3.23%) ArcGIS
5 4 (3.23%) Confluence
5 4 (3.23%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.42%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (1.61%) JBoss
7 2 (1.61%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.61%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.81%) Luigi
8 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 47 (37.90%) AWS
2 37 (29.84%) Azure
3 26 (20.97%) GCP
4 10 (8.06%) Power Platform
5 8 (6.45%) Amazon EKS
6 7 (5.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (5.65%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (5.65%) Amazon S3
6 7 (5.65%) GitHub
6 7 (5.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (4.84%) CloudFront
7 6 (4.84%) Route 53
8 5 (4.03%) Google Analytics
9 2 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.61%) CheetahMail
9 2 (1.61%) Serverless
10 1 (0.81%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.81%) AWS Step Functions
10 1 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.71%) OSPF
2 15 (12.10%) BGP
3 12 (9.68%) WAN
4 11 (8.87%) LAN
4 11 (8.87%) SNMP
5 10 (8.06%) Firewall
5 10 (8.06%) TCP/IP
6 9 (7.26%) SSH
7 8 (6.45%) DHCP
7 8 (6.45%) DNS
8 7 (5.65%) BIG-IP
8 7 (5.65%) DMVPN
8 7 (5.65%) EIGRP
9 6 (4.84%) HTTP
9 6 (4.84%) Internet
10 4 (3.23%) SSL
11 3 (2.42%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.61%) CTI
12 2 (1.61%) Skype
12 2 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.68%) MySQL
2 10 (8.06%) Power BI
2 10 (8.06%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.45%) Big Data
4 6 (4.84%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (4.84%) Hadoop
4 6 (4.84%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (4.03%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.23%) GIS
6 4 (3.23%) HDInsight
7 3 (2.42%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (2.42%) BigQuery
7 3 (2.42%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.61%) Spatial Data
9 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.81%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.81%) OLAP
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (18.55%) Jenkins
2 22 (17.74%) Git (software)
3 12 (9.68%) JIRA
4 10 (8.06%) Artifactory
5 8 (6.45%) CircleCI
5 8 (6.45%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (4.03%) Selenium
7 4 (3.23%) Ant
7 4 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (3.23%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.42%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.42%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.42%) Gatling
8 3 (2.42%) Grunt
8 3 (2.42%) gulp
8 3 (2.42%) IntelliJ
8 3 (2.42%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (2.42%) Sublime Text
9 2 (1.61%) JUnit
9 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (19.35%) Finance
2 12 (9.68%) Public Sector
3 11 (8.87%) Banking
4 8 (6.45%) Marketing
5 7 (5.65%) Manufacturing
5 7 (5.65%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.23%) Electronics
7 3 (2.42%) Legal
8 2 (1.61%) Retail
9 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.81%) Automotive
9 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.81%) Law
9 1 (0.81%) Military
9 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (27.42%) Developer
2 26 (20.97%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (11.29%) Python Developer
4 13 (10.48%) Network Engineer
5 12 (9.68%) Data Engineer
6 11 (8.87%) Analyst
7 10 (8.06%) Python Engineer
8 9 (7.26%) Architect
8 9 (7.26%) Azure DevOps
8 9 (7.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 9 (7.26%) Azure Engineer
8 9 (7.26%) Platform Engineer
9 7 (5.65%) Network Architect
10 6 (4.84%) Data Analyst
10 6 (4.84%) SQL Developer
11 5 (4.03%) AWS Engineer
11 5 (4.03%) Senior Architect
11 5 (4.03%) Senior Network Architect
12 4 (3.23%) AWS DevOps
12 4 (3.23%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.94%) .NET
2 16 (12.90%) Node.js
3 14 (11.29%) PySpark
4 13 (10.48%) JSON
5 12 (9.68%) Kafka
6 10 (8.06%) XML
7 7 (5.65%) NumPy
7 7 (5.65%) Pandas
7 7 (5.65%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (5.65%) YAML
8 6 (4.84%) AngularJS
8 6 (4.84%) LAMP
8 6 (4.84%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (4.03%) REST
10 4 (3.23%) LAPP Stack
11 3 (2.42%) Gherkin
11 3 (2.42%) jQuery
11 3 (2.42%) Play Framework
11 3 (2.42%) Servlets
11 3 (2.42%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.45%) Cloud Native
2 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (4.84%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.61%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.61%) IVR
4 2 (1.61%) PKI
5 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.81%) Derivative
5 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 31 (25.00%) Linux
2 14 (11.29%) CentOS
3 10 (8.06%) Ubuntu
3 10 (8.06%) Windows
4 8 (6.45%) CoreOS
4 8 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.03%) Unix
6 2 (1.61%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (29.84%) DevOps
2 23 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (16.13%) Microservices
4 14 (11.29%) Service Delivery
5 13 (10.48%) Analytics
6 12 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (9.68%) Configuration Management
7 11 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (8.87%) ETL
8 10 (8.06%) Data Modelling
9 9 (7.26%) Cryptography
9 9 (7.26%) Visualisation
10 8 (6.45%) Data Science
10 8 (6.45%) Infrastructure Automation
10 8 (6.45%) Proactive Monitoring
10 8 (6.45%) Test Automation
10 8 (6.45%) The Twelve-Factor App
11 7 (5.65%) Data Management
11 7 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (4.84%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.23%) SQL
2 19 (15.32%) JavaScript
3 18 (14.52%) PowerShell
4 16 (12.90%) C#
4 16 (12.90%) Java
5 13 (10.48%) Perl
6 9 (7.26%) PHP
6 9 (7.26%) Rust
6 9 (7.26%) Scala
7 8 (6.45%) Bash Shell
7 8 (6.45%) Go
7 8 (6.45%) Ruby
8 7 (5.65%) Prolog
8 7 (5.65%) R
9 5 (4.03%) VBA
10 4 (3.23%) Groovy
11 3 (2.42%) Haskell
12 2 (1.61%) C
13 1 (0.81%) C++
13 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (18.55%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (16.94%) CCNP
3 18 (14.52%) CCIE
3 18 (14.52%) Security Cleared
4 16 (12.90%) CCNA
5 9 (7.26%) CCDA
5 9 (7.26%) DV Cleared
5 9 (7.26%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.45%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 6 (4.84%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (1.61%) CISSP
8 2 (1.61%) Degree
9 1 (0.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.81%) CCIE Collaboration
9 1 (0.81%) CCSP
9 1 (0.81%) HNC
9 1 (0.81%) HND
9 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.81%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.81%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) GDPR
2 3 (2.42%) QA
System Software
1 13 (10.48%) Docker
2 6 (4.84%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.81%) vSphere
3 1 (0.81%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 35 (28.23%) Ansible
2 18 (14.52%) Kubernetes
3 17 (13.71%) Terraform
4 10 (8.06%) HAProxy
5 9 (7.26%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (7.26%) Puppet
6 8 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (4.03%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (3.23%) Grafana
9 3 (2.42%) Kibana
10 1 (0.81%) Netcool
10 1 (0.81%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.81%) Rancher
10 1 (0.81%) SCOM
10 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (19.35%) Cisco
2 16 (12.90%) Google
3 15 (12.10%) Microsoft
4 10 (8.06%) BMC
4 10 (8.06%) F5
4 10 (8.06%) SolarWinds
5 9 (7.26%) CheckPoint
5 9 (7.26%) Tableau
6 8 (6.45%) Aruba
6 8 (6.45%) Confluent
6 8 (6.45%) Fortinet
6 8 (6.45%) HP
6 8 (6.45%) Veracode
7 7 (5.65%) NetScout
7 7 (5.65%) Riverbed
8 6 (4.84%) Alteryx
9 5 (4.03%) Oracle
9 5 (4.03%) Splunk
10 4 (3.23%) Atlassian
10 4 (3.23%) SAP