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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 56 62 56
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing Python 30 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.04% 0.89% 0.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.73% 2.68% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £238 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £500 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
- +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
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
388 410 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 26.39% 33.33% 28.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 245 105
Average daily rate £375 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £467 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 5
Average hourly rate £55.00 £25.00 £21.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% +17.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 20 (54.05%) JavaScript
2 15 (40.54%) Hadoop
3 14 (37.84%) Apache Hive
3 14 (37.84%) SQL
4 13 (35.14%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (32.43%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (32.43%) Apache Pig
5 12 (32.43%) Amazon EMR
5 12 (32.43%) Amazon Kinesis
6 11 (29.73%) Perl
7 10 (27.03%) Apache
7 10 (27.03%) Finance
8 9 (24.32%) Banking
9 8 (21.62%) Java
9 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
10 7 (18.92%) Linux
11 5 (13.51%) C++
11 5 (13.51%) HTML
11 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (13.51%) Puppet
12 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
12 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
12 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (10.81%) Ruby
12 4 (10.81%) Wireless
12 4 (10.81%) PHP
12 4 (10.81%) CSS
12 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
12 4 (10.81%) Firmware

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (32.43%) Apache Pig
2 10 (27.03%) Apache
3 3 (8.11%) JBoss
4 1 (2.70%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (32.43%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (32.43%) Amazon EMR
1 12 (32.43%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) Wireless
2 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.70%) LDAP
3 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.70%) SAN
3 1 (2.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (40.54%) Hadoop
2 14 (37.84%) Apache Hive
3 13 (35.14%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.41%) MySQL
4 2 (5.41%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (2.70%) DataStax
5 1 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Mercurial
1 2 (5.41%) Redmine
1 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.41%) Subversion
2 1 (2.70%) Selenium
2 1 (2.70%) Robot Framework
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 9 (24.32%) Banking
3 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Developer
2 4 (10.81%) Software Engineer
2 4 (10.81%) Hadoop Developer
3 3 (8.11%) Firmware Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Python Developer
4 2 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.41%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (5.41%) Programmer
4 2 (5.41%) Administrator
5 1 (2.70%) Test Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Tester
5 1 (2.70%) UI Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Development Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.70%) Server Administrator
5 1 (2.70%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) HTML
2 4 (10.81%) CSS
3 2 (5.41%) HTML5
3 2 (5.41%) CSS3
4 1 (2.70%) EJB
4 1 (2.70%) SOAP
4 1 (2.70%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) XML
4 1 (2.70%) Middleware
4 1 (2.70%) Java EE
4 1 (2.70%) Django
4 1 (2.70%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Verilog
3 2 (5.41%) ASIC
3 2 (5.41%) VHDL
3 2 (5.41%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
3 2 (5.41%) ITIL
3 2 (5.41%) Change Management
3 2 (5.41%) Web Design
3 2 (5.41%) Pattern Recognition
3 2 (5.41%) Machine Learning
4 1 (2.70%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (2.70%) DevOps
4 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.70%) Application Performance Management
4 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.70%) TDD
4 1 (2.70%) Logistics
4 1 (2.70%) Automated Testing
4 1 (2.70%) Software Testing
4 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (2.70%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) JavaScript
2 14 (37.84%) SQL
3 11 (29.73%) Perl
4 8 (21.62%) Java
5 5 (13.51%) C++
6 4 (10.81%) PHP
6 4 (10.81%) Ruby
7 3 (8.11%) Assembly Language
7 3 (8.11%) Bash Shell
7 3 (8.11%) C
8 2 (5.41%) C#
8 2 (5.41%) VBA
8 2 (5.41%) Tcl
9 1 (2.70%) Scala
9 1 (2.70%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) ISEB
1 1 (2.70%) RHCE
1 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) DICOM
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Firmware
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Puppet
2 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.70%) SELinux
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
2 3 (8.11%) VMware
2 3 (8.11%) Xilinx
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) EMC
4 1 (2.70%) PayPal
4 1 (2.70%) WorldPay
4 1 (2.70%) Brocade
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