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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 15 39
Rank change year-on-year -2 +24  
Contract jobs citing Python 9 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 4.46% 7.37% 2.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.52% 21.92% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 6
Median daily rate £425 £434 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.01% +7.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +9.67% +6.16%  

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 58 73 142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 28.71% 33.64% 39.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 44 111
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £438 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -67.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 11 (61.11%) Linux
2 7 (38.89%) Ubuntu
2 7 (38.89%) Hadoop
3 6 (33.33%) Debian
3 6 (33.33%) PHP
4 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 5 (27.78%) Unix
4 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 5 (27.78%) Open Source
4 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
4 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (27.78%) DevOps
4 5 (27.78%) Security Hardening
4 5 (27.78%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 4 (22.22%) Ansible
5 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 4 (22.22%) OpenStack
5 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 4 (22.22%) Java
5 4 (22.22%) Perl
5 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 3 (16.67%) .NET
6 3 (16.67%) Windows
6 3 (16.67%) Oracle
6 3 (16.67%) Ruby
6 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 3 (16.67%) Degree

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 4 (22.22%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.56%) ArcGIS
2 1 (5.56%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (5.56%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) PaaS
2 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) DNS
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
1 2 (11.11%) HTTPS
1 2 (11.11%) LAN
1 2 (11.11%) SSL
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) Hadoop
2 2 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (11.11%) Big Data
2 2 (11.11%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (11.11%) GIS
2 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) QGIS
3 1 (5.56%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.11%) JIRA
3 2 (11.11%) Maven
4 1 (5.56%) NuGet
4 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Administrator
1 6 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Python Developer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Hadoop Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Spatial Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
1 3 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (11.11%) Sensu
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (5.56%) Entity Framework
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) JSON
3 1 (5.56%) LINQ
3 1 (5.56%) RESTful
3 1 (5.56%) SignalR
3 1 (5.56%) STL
3 1 (5.56%) Task Parallel Library
3 1 (5.56%) WCF
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Video on Demand
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Linux
2 7 (38.89%) Ubuntu
3 6 (33.33%) Debian
4 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (27.78%) Unix
5 3 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (11.11%) CentOS
7 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (27.78%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 5 (27.78%) DevOps
1 5 (27.78%) Open Source
1 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (27.78%) Security Hardening
2 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 4 (22.22%) Scrum
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) Coaching
4 2 (11.11%) DRM
4 2 (11.11%) Kanban
4 2 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.56%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (5.56%) Microservices
5 1 (5.56%) Prototyping
5 1 (5.56%) Spatial Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) PHP
2 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 4 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) Perl
4 3 (16.67%) Ruby
5 2 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.56%) C#
6 1 (5.56%) C++
6 1 (5.56%) Groovy
6 1 (5.56%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Docker
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.11%) KVM
2 2 (11.11%) Xen
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Ansible
2 3 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (16.67%) Puppet
3 2 (11.11%) Grafana
3 2 (11.11%) Kubernetes
3 2 (11.11%) logstash
4 1 (5.56%) Marathon
4 1 (5.56%) Mesos
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) VMware
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Splunk
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.11%) SaltStack
4 1 (5.56%) Cloudera
4 1 (5.56%) Xamarin
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago