The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 42 30 34
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing Python 6 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.79% 3.95% 0.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.20% 10.22% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 1
Average daily rate
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£370 £400 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +73.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £25.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+54.00% -26.47%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Programming Languages Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
143 137 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 42.69% 38.70% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 99 50
Average daily rate £340 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 12
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £27.63 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python across the Southampton region.

Python Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Southampton region.

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python.

1 16 (80.00%) Ruby
1 16 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 15 (75.00%) Linux
2 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (70.00%) UNIX
4 13 (65.00%) Windows
4 13 (65.00%) Configuration Management
4 13 (65.00%) Puppet
4 13 (65.00%) PowerShell
5 12 (60.00%) Shell Script
6 11 (55.00%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (50.00%) Mac OS X
8 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (40.00%) Git (software)
9 8 (40.00%) DevOps
10 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (30.00%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (25.00%) Scrum
12 5 (25.00%) Java
12 5 (25.00%) Oracle
13 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
14 3 (15.00%) User Stories
14 3 (15.00%) Hudson
14 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
14 3 (15.00%) Coaching
14 3 (15.00%) Algorithms
14 3 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
14 3 (15.00%) SDLC

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Python. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Spatial
2 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 11 (55.00%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (30.00%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (15.00%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (15.00%) Hudson
4 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (15.00%) SpecFlow
4 3 (15.00%) Subversion
4 3 (15.00%) FitNesse
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) SOAP
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
3 2 (10.00%) Middleware
4 1 (5.00%) Motif
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Linux
2 14 (70.00%) UNIX
3 13 (65.00%) Windows
4 10 (50.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Configuration Management
3 8 (40.00%) DevOps
4 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (15.00%) BDD
7 3 (15.00%) User Stories
7 3 (15.00%) TDD
7 3 (15.00%) Coaching
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (15.00%) SDLC
8 1 (5.00%) UML
8 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) Ruby
2 13 (65.00%) PowerShell
3 12 (60.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (15.00%) C#
6 2 (10.00%) C++
6 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (10.00%) Go
7 1 (5.00%) C
7 1 (5.00%) Perl
7 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
7 1 (5.00%) Embedded C++
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (65.00%) Puppet
2 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) ESRI
3 2 (10.00%) VMware