The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for Python skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Python over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 31 31
Rank change year-on-year +5 0  
Contract jobs citing Python 9 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.45% 3.16% 5.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.11% 10.71% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 10
Median daily rate £425 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +11.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £319 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £418 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £424 £375
% change year-on-year +0.29% +13.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% -5.00%  

Python is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 81 84 205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 31.03% 29.47% 48.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 47 129
Median daily rate £325 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £297 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.68% -32.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing Python as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Python in Southampton

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Southampton

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Southampton over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in Southampton

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Python.

1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) PHP
3 6 (42.86%) Degree
3 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (42.86%) DevOps
4 5 (35.71%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (35.71%) Ansible
4 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
4 5 (35.71%) Maven
4 5 (35.71%) Web Services
4 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
5 4 (28.57%) Oracle
5 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) Ruby
5 4 (28.57%) Groovy
5 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
5 4 (28.57%) Open Source
5 4 (28.57%) Splunk
6 3 (21.43%) VMware
6 3 (21.43%) Linux
6 3 (21.43%) .NET
7 2 (14.29%) GIS
7 2 (14.29%) Finance
7 2 (14.29%) Retail
7 2 (14.29%) Kanban
7 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
7 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 5 (35.71%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (14.29%) OpenStack
3 1 (7.14%) Apache Spark
3 1 (7.14%) ArcGIS
3 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Big Data
1 2 (14.29%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (14.29%) GIS
1 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (7.14%) HBase
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) QGIS
2 1 (7.14%) Spatial Data
2 1 (7.14%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
2 5 (35.71%) Maven
3 2 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) NuGet
4 1 (7.14%) Selenium
4 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Automation Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Automation Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Python Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Big Data Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Big Data Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Data Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Hadoop Developer
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Spatial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (7.14%) Django
3 1 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
3 1 (7.14%) Flask
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) LINQ
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
3 1 (7.14%) SignalR
3 1 (7.14%) STL
3 1 (7.14%) Task Parallel Library
3 1 (7.14%) WCF
3 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) DevOps
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Open Source
2 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) Coaching
3 2 (14.29%) Kanban
3 2 (14.29%) Microservices
3 2 (14.29%) SDLC
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Prototyping
4 1 (7.14%) Service Design
4 1 (7.14%) Spatial Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Statistics
4 1 (7.14%) UML
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Use Case
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) PHP
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 4 (28.57%) Groovy
4 4 (28.57%) Ruby
5 1 (7.14%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) C++
5 1 (7.14%) Go
5 1 (7.14%) R
5 1 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
1 1 (7.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Ansible
2 1 (7.14%) Marathon
2 1 (7.14%) Mesos
2 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
1 4 (28.57%) Splunk
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Cloudera
4 1 (7.14%) Hortonworks
4 1 (7.14%) Xamarin