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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 26 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Python 20 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 5.48% 0.63% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.25% 2.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £328 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.79%
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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
151 70 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 41.37% 22.08% 33.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 41 40
Average daily rate £350 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 19
Average hourly rate £25.75 £16.25 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.46% -36.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.55 £23.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £19.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Python Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 September 2014, 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 15 (62.50%) C#
2 13 (54.17%) JavaScript
2 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) TCP/IP
3 12 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (50.00%) WebSockets
3 12 (50.00%) Modbus
3 12 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 12 (50.00%) MQTT
4 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (25.00%) TDD
5 6 (25.00%) Oracle
5 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
6 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
6 5 (20.83%) Hudson
6 5 (20.83%) Linux
6 5 (20.83%) Subversion
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle Spatial
7 4 (16.67%) FitNesse
7 4 (16.67%) Web Services
7 4 (16.67%) Java
7 4 (16.67%) Scrum
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
8 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
8 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
8 3 (12.50%) User Stories
8 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
8 3 (12.50%) BDD

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 4 (16.67%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle BPEL
2 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) TCP/IP
2 12 (50.00%) Modbus
2 12 (50.00%) MQTT
3 1 (4.17%) LAN
3 1 (4.17%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) IPv4
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Navigator
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Subversion
1 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
1 5 (20.83%) Hudson
1 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
2 4 (16.67%) FitNesse
3 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.17%) Toad
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Software Engineer
2 9 (37.50%) Developer
3 8 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 7 (29.17%) Python Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Build Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Java Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) WebSockets
1 12 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (16.67%) Web Services
3 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 3 (12.50%) .NET
3 3 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Wiki
2 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Firmware
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.83%) Linux
4 3 (12.50%) UNIX
5 2 (8.33%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.17%) Android
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) TDD
3 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) BDD
5 3 (12.50%) User Stories
6 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.33%) Code Coverage
6 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Refactoring
6 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Workflow
7 1 (4.17%) SOA
7 1 (4.17%) BPEL
7 1 (4.17%) DevOps
7 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) C#
2 13 (54.17%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.67%) Java
4 3 (12.50%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) C
5 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.17%) Korn
6 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) VMware