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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 59 71 51
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -20
Contract jobs citing Python 25 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.67% 0.71% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.14% 2.21% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £196 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £375 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year
- -4.19%
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
407 408 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.17% 32.15% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 211 95
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £249 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 21 (47.73%) Perl
2 17 (38.64%) Java
2 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.09%) Hadoop
4 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 13 (29.55%) C++
5 13 (29.55%) Linux
6 12 (27.27%) SQL
6 12 (27.27%) Apache Hive
7 11 (25.00%) PHP
7 11 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (22.73%) Amazon EMR
8 10 (22.73%) Big Data
8 10 (22.73%) Apache Pig
8 10 (22.73%) Amazon Kinesis
9 9 (20.45%) Security Testing
9 9 (20.45%) Apache
10 8 (18.18%) Degree
11 7 (15.91%) Banking
11 7 (15.91%) Computer Science
11 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
11 7 (15.91%) UNIX
11 7 (15.91%) Finance
12 6 (13.64%) Software Engineering
13 5 (11.36%) Ruby
13 5 (11.36%) Selenium
13 5 (11.36%) Puppet
13 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
13 5 (11.36%) Continuous Delivery
14 4 (9.09%) Jenkins

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 10 (22.73%) Apache Pig
2 9 (20.45%) Apache
3 4 (9.09%) JBoss
4 1 (2.27%) Confluence
4 1 (2.27%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.73%) Amazon EMR
1 10 (22.73%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) Wireless
2 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.27%) LDAP
3 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.27%) SAN
3 1 (2.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.09%) Hadoop
2 12 (27.27%) Apache Hive
3 11 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (22.73%) Big Data
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.27%) MySQL
5 1 (2.27%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (2.27%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Selenium
2 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.55%) JIRA
3 2 (4.55%) Subversion
3 2 (4.55%) Redmine
3 2 (4.55%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.27%) Hudson
4 1 (2.27%) Cobertura
4 1 (2.27%) Concordion
4 1 (2.27%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.27%) Maven
4 1 (2.27%) JMeter
4 1 (2.27%) Calabash
4 1 (2.27%) Robot Framework
General
1 7 (15.91%) Banking
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (52.27%) Developer
2 6 (13.64%) Software Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Software Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Firmware Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Senior Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Hadoop Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Big Data Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (4.55%) Programmer
5 2 (4.55%) Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) Python Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.27%) Development Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Python/Django Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Hardware Test Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) HTML
2 2 (4.55%) CSS
3 1 (2.27%) HTML5
3 1 (2.27%) CSS3
3 1 (2.27%) jQuery
3 1 (2.27%) Django
3 1 (2.27%) RESTful
3 1 (2.27%) Java EE
3 1 (2.27%) SOAP
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
3 1 (2.27%) XML
3 1 (2.27%) EJB
3 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.82%) Verilog
2 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.55%) VHDL
3 2 (4.55%) ASIC
3 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.27%) Open Source
4 1 (2.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Linux
2 7 (15.91%) UNIX
3 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.45%) Security Testing
3 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
4 6 (13.64%) Software Engineering
5 5 (11.36%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.82%) Information Security
7 2 (4.55%) Coaching
7 2 (4.55%) Change Management
7 2 (4.55%) ITIL
7 2 (4.55%) Automated Testing
7 2 (4.55%) Product Management
7 2 (4.55%) Machine Learning
7 2 (4.55%) BDD
7 2 (4.55%) Pattern Recognition
8 1 (2.27%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.27%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.27%) Logistics
8 1 (2.27%) TDD
8 1 (2.27%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) Perl
2 17 (38.64%) Java
3 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 13 (29.55%) C++
5 12 (27.27%) SQL
6 11 (25.00%) PHP
7 5 (11.36%) Ruby
8 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
8 3 (6.82%) C
8 3 (6.82%) Assembly Language
9 2 (4.55%) Tcl
9 2 (4.55%) C#
9 2 (4.55%) VBA
10 1 (2.27%) Scala
10 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.27%) ISEB
2 1 (2.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) DICOM
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Firmware
2 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Puppet
2 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.27%) SELinux
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 3 (6.82%) Xilinx
2 3 (6.82%) VMware
3 1 (2.27%) Brocade
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) EMC
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle
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