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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 53 74 67
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -7
Contract jobs citing Python 38 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.36% 0.63% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.50% 1.73% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 0
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£389 £433 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £25.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+54.00% -26.47%
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
447 462 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.73% 36.09% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 300 109
Average daily rate £350 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +45.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Python Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 32 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 22 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (29.69%) Linux
4 18 (28.13%) PHP
5 16 (25.00%) Perl
5 16 (25.00%) SQL
5 16 (25.00%) Finance
6 15 (23.44%) TDD
6 15 (23.44%) Banking
6 15 (23.44%) Hadoop
7 14 (21.88%) Apache Hive
7 14 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (21.88%) Telecoms
8 13 (20.31%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (20.31%) Java
9 12 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
9 12 (18.75%) Apache Pig
9 12 (18.75%) Amazon EMR
9 12 (18.75%) Amazon Kinesis
10 10 (15.63%) HTML
10 10 (15.63%) Apache
11 9 (14.06%) CSS
11 9 (14.06%) Multithreading
11 9 (14.06%) Software Engineering
12 8 (12.50%) Puppet
12 8 (12.50%) VMware
13 7 (10.94%) Red Hat
13 7 (10.94%) JBoss
13 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (10.94%) Red Hat Satellite

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (18.75%) Apache Pig
2 10 (15.63%) Apache
3 7 (10.94%) JBoss
4 2 (3.13%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.56%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.56%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (18.75%) Amazon EMR
1 12 (18.75%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) SAN
2 4 (6.25%) Wireless
3 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.44%) Hadoop
2 14 (21.88%) Apache Hive
3 13 (20.31%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (7.81%) MySQL
5 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.13%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.56%) DataStax
6 1 (1.56%) Big Data
6 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Hudson
1 6 (9.38%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.81%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.13%) Subversion
4 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.56%) Bower
General
1 16 (25.00%) Finance
2 15 (23.44%) Banking
3 14 (21.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 40 (62.50%) Developer
2 18 (28.13%) Python Developer
3 5 (7.81%) Administrator
4 4 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (6.25%) Hadoop Developer
5 3 (4.69%) Test Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Firmware Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Analyst
5 3 (4.69%) PHP Developer
6 2 (3.13%) GIS Analyst
6 2 (3.13%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.13%) Information Analyst
6 2 (3.13%) Web Developer
7 1 (1.56%) Hardware Engineer
7 1 (1.56%) Big Data Developer
7 1 (1.56%) Hardware Test Engineer
7 1 (1.56%) Django Developer
7 1 (1.56%) UI Programmer
7 1 (1.56%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) HTML
2 9 (14.06%) CSS
3 5 (7.81%) AngularJS
4 4 (6.25%) Backbone.js
4 4 (6.25%) Django
4 4 (6.25%) jQuery
5 3 (4.69%) Ext JS
5 3 (4.69%) HTML5
5 3 (4.69%) CSS3
6 1 (1.56%) J2EE
6 1 (1.56%) EJB
6 1 (1.56%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.56%) Sass
6 1 (1.56%) Flask
6 1 (1.56%) RESTful
6 1 (1.56%) SOAP
6 1 (1.56%) XML
6 1 (1.56%) Middleware
6 1 (1.56%) LAMP
6 1 (1.56%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) Verilog
4 2 (3.13%) ASIC
4 2 (3.13%) GIS
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.13%) VHDL
5 1 (1.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.69%) Linux
2 7 (10.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.44%) TDD
3 14 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (14.06%) Multithreading
4 9 (14.06%) Software Engineering
5 6 (9.38%) Pair Programming
5 6 (9.38%) OO
6 5 (7.81%) Change Management
6 5 (7.81%) ITIL
7 4 (6.25%) Mobile First
7 4 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.13%) Refactoring
8 2 (3.13%) CRM
9 1 (1.56%) OOD
9 1 (1.56%) Code Coverage
9 1 (1.56%) Automated Testing
9 1 (1.56%) Performance Management
9 1 (1.56%) Kanban
9 1 (1.56%) Test Automation
9 1 (1.56%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 32 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 18 (28.13%) PHP
3 16 (25.00%) SQL
3 16 (25.00%) Perl
4 13 (20.31%) Java
5 4 (6.25%) C
6 3 (4.69%) C++
6 3 (4.69%) Assembly Language
7 2 (3.13%) Tcl
7 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.56%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (1.56%) Ruby
8 1 (1.56%) Scala
8 1 (1.56%) VB
8 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) Puppet
2 7 (10.94%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) VMware
2 7 (10.94%) Red Hat
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle
3 5 (7.81%) Cisco
3 5 (7.81%) EMC
4 4 (6.25%) Brocade
5 3 (4.69%) Xilinx
6 2 (3.13%) ESRI
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £525.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 26 days ago