The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 66 64 56
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing Python 17 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.23% 0.73% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.95% 2.43% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+44.14% -31.48%
Python
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
430 371 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 31.11% 30.21% 30.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 198 90
Average daily rate £383 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £248 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £449 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £16.13 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+194.57% -46.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 28 (62.22%) Perl
2 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (55.56%) Java
4 21 (46.67%) Linux
4 21 (46.67%) C++
5 20 (44.44%) PHP
6 18 (40.00%) Security Testing
6 18 (40.00%) Big Data
7 16 (35.56%) UNIX
8 13 (28.89%) Test Automation
8 13 (28.89%) Degree
9 12 (26.67%) Computer Science
10 10 (22.22%) Hadoop
11 9 (20.00%) Software Engineering
12 8 (17.78%) Product Management
12 8 (17.78%) Information Security
13 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
13 7 (15.56%) Selenium
14 6 (13.33%) Apache Hive
14 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
14 6 (13.33%) SQL
14 6 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (11.11%) Apache
15 5 (11.11%) Puppet
15 5 (11.11%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (11.11%) Apache Pig
15 5 (11.11%) Amazon Kinesis
16 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
16 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (8.89%) Ruby

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (11.11%) Apache
1 5 (11.11%) Apache Pig
2 4 (8.89%) JBoss
3 1 (2.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Amazon EMR
1 5 (11.11%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) Wireless
2 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.22%) LDAP
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (40.00%) Big Data
2 10 (22.22%) Hadoop
3 6 (13.33%) Apache Hive
3 6 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Selenium
2 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.44%) Redmine
3 2 (4.44%) Mercurial
3 2 (4.44%) JIRA
3 2 (4.44%) Subversion
4 1 (2.22%) Maven
4 1 (2.22%) JMeter
4 1 (2.22%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.22%) Calabash
4 1 (2.22%) Hudson
4 1 (2.22%) Cobertura
4 1 (2.22%) Concordion
General
1 3 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Developer
2 10 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Software Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Development Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Tester
4 4 (8.89%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Big Data Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Development Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Firmware Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Quality Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Python Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (4.44%) Programmer
6 2 (4.44%) Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) CSS
1 2 (4.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) XHTML
2 1 (2.22%) jQuery
2 1 (2.22%) Django
2 1 (2.22%) Flask
2 1 (2.22%) Bottle
2 1 (2.22%) Sinatra
2 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.44%) Verilog
3 1 (2.22%) VHDL
3 1 (2.22%) ASIC
3 1 (2.22%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 21 (46.67%) Linux
2 16 (35.56%) UNIX
3 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 13 (28.89%) Test Automation
4 9 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (17.78%) Product Management
5 8 (17.78%) Information Security
6 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.44%) Machine Learning
7 2 (4.44%) Pattern Recognition
7 2 (4.44%) Coaching
7 2 (4.44%) BDD
7 2 (4.44%) Change Management
7 2 (4.44%) ITIL
8 1 (2.22%) TDD
8 1 (2.22%) Logistics
8 1 (2.22%) Automated Testing
8 1 (2.22%) Web Design
8 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.22%) Software Testing
8 1 (2.22%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (62.22%) Perl
2 25 (55.56%) Java
3 21 (46.67%) C++
4 20 (44.44%) PHP
5 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
6 6 (13.33%) SQL
7 4 (8.89%) Ruby
8 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
9 2 (4.44%) Assembly Language
9 2 (4.44%) VBA
9 2 (4.44%) C
9 2 (4.44%) C#
10 1 (2.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) ISEB
2 1 (2.22%) RHCE
2 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.22%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) DICOM
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Firmware
1 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Puppet
2 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.22%) SELinux
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
2 3 (6.67%) VMware
3 2 (4.44%) Xilinx
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) EMC
4 1 (2.22%) Brocade
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