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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 29 21 25
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Python 7 33 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.77% 8.85% 4.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.86% 17.37% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 7
Average daily rate £418 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.83% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £338 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
Python
Hampshire

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
71 190 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 28.06% 50.94% 45.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 105 79
Average daily rate £388 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 16
Average hourly rate £32.75 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £9.70 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 19 (86.36%) Continuous Integration
2 18 (81.82%) Jenkins
3 17 (77.27%) Ruby
4 15 (68.18%) Git (software)
4 15 (68.18%) Puppet
5 14 (63.64%) PowerShell
5 14 (63.64%) Vagrant
5 14 (63.64%) DevOps
5 14 (63.64%) Ruby on Rails
5 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (63.64%) Unix
5 14 (63.64%) Windows
5 14 (63.64%) Linux
5 14 (63.64%) Mac OS X
5 14 (63.64%) Shell Script
6 13 (59.09%) Scrum
7 9 (40.91%) Oracle
7 9 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (36.36%) Configuration Management
9 7 (31.82%) Serena
10 6 (27.27%) TDD
10 6 (27.27%) Subversion
10 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
10 6 (27.27%) SDLC
10 6 (27.27%) BDD
11 5 (22.73%) Cucumber
11 5 (22.73%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (22.73%) SpecFlow
11 5 (22.73%) Red Hat

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (22.73%) WebLogic
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Spatial
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (81.82%) Jenkins
2 15 (68.18%) Git (software)
3 14 (63.64%) Vagrant
4 6 (27.27%) Subversion
5 5 (22.73%) Cucumber
5 5 (22.73%) SpecFlow
6 3 (13.64%) RubyMine
7 1 (4.55%) FitNesse
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Build Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Deployment Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) DevOps Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Software Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Python Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.55%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Django Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Python/Django Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Research Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (63.64%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (13.64%) .NET
3 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.55%) Django
4 1 (4.55%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.55%) Applied Mathematics
2 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Linux
1 14 (63.64%) Mac OS X
1 14 (63.64%) Unix
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle Linux
2 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) DevOps
3 13 (59.09%) Scrum
4 8 (36.36%) Configuration Management
5 6 (27.27%) BDD
5 6 (27.27%) SDLC
5 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 6 (27.27%) TDD
6 2 (9.09%) Coaching
6 2 (9.09%) User Stories
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) Ruby
2 14 (63.64%) PowerShell
2 14 (63.64%) Shell Script
3 3 (13.64%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) Postgraduate
Systems Management
1 15 (68.18%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) Ansible
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 7 (31.82%) Serena
3 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
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