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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 60 70 67
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing Python 31 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.81% 0.84% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.95% 2.45% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 0
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£394 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
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
446 408 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 26.04% 34.11% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 239 113
Average daily rate £350 £367 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.62% +12.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 8
Average hourly rate £25.25 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.85% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £20.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £42.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.10% +2.94%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 30 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 24 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (31.67%) Linux
4 18 (30.00%) PHP
5 17 (28.33%) TDD
6 15 (25.00%) Finance
7 14 (23.33%) Java
7 14 (23.33%) Perl
7 14 (23.33%) Banking
7 14 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (21.67%) Telecoms
9 12 (20.00%) SQL
10 10 (16.67%) HTML
10 10 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 9 (15.00%) Hadoop
11 9 (15.00%) Puppet
11 9 (15.00%) Multithreading
11 9 (15.00%) CSS
11 9 (15.00%) VMware
12 8 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (13.33%) Red Hat
12 8 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (13.33%) Apache Hive
12 8 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (13.33%) Red Hat Satellite
13 7 (11.67%) AngularJS
13 7 (11.67%) Apache Pig
13 7 (11.67%) Jenkins
13 7 (11.67%) Amazon EMR
13 7 (11.67%) Amazon Kinesis

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (11.67%) JBoss
1 7 (11.67%) Apache Pig
2 5 (8.33%) Apache
3 2 (3.33%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.67%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.67%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (11.67%) Amazon EMR
1 7 (11.67%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.67%) SAN
2 1 (1.67%) Firewall
2 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.67%) Wireless
2 1 (1.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) Hadoop
2 8 (13.33%) Apache Hive
2 8 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (8.33%) MySQL
4 4 (6.67%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.33%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.67%) DataStax
6 1 (1.67%) Big Data
6 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Cucumber
1 7 (11.67%) Jenkins
2 6 (10.00%) Hudson
3 2 (3.33%) Gradle
3 2 (3.33%) Subversion
3 2 (3.33%) Maven
3 2 (3.33%) JIRA
3 2 (3.33%) Selenium
3 2 (3.33%) JBehave
4 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.67%) Bower
General
1 15 (25.00%) Finance
2 14 (23.33%) Banking
3 13 (21.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (61.67%) Developer
2 18 (30.00%) Python Developer
3 8 (13.33%) Administrator
4 6 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.00%) Analyst
5 3 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) PHP Developer
5 3 (5.00%) Hadoop Developer
6 2 (3.33%) GIS Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Information Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Senior Developer
7 1 (1.67%) Java Developer
7 1 (1.67%) Test Engineer
7 1 (1.67%) Software Developer
7 1 (1.67%) Test Manager
7 1 (1.67%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (1.67%) Firmware Engineer
7 1 (1.67%) Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) HTML
2 9 (15.00%) CSS
3 7 (11.67%) AngularJS
4 5 (8.33%) Django
5 4 (6.67%) jQuery
5 4 (6.67%) Ext JS
5 4 (6.67%) Backbone.js
6 3 (5.00%) HTML5
6 3 (5.00%) CSS3
7 2 (3.33%) PostGIS
7 2 (3.33%) Leaflet
7 2 (3.33%) REST
7 2 (3.33%) Web Services
8 1 (1.67%) XML
8 1 (1.67%) Flash
8 1 (1.67%) Middleware
8 1 (1.67%) LAMP
8 1 (1.67%) Java EE
8 1 (1.67%) Apache Flex
8 1 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.67%) GIS
3 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.67%) ASIC
4 1 (1.67%) User Experience
4 1 (1.67%) VHDL
4 1 (1.67%) Verilog
4 1 (1.67%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.67%) Applied Mathematics
4 1 (1.67%) Physics
4 1 (1.67%) iPhone
4 1 (1.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.67%) Linux
2 8 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.33%) UNIX
4 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.33%) TDD
3 14 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 9 (15.00%) Multithreading
6 7 (11.67%) OO
7 6 (10.00%) Pair Programming
7 6 (10.00%) Change Management
7 6 (10.00%) ITIL
8 4 (6.67%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.00%) Open Source
9 3 (5.00%) BDD
9 3 (5.00%) Scrum
10 2 (3.33%) Refactoring
10 2 (3.33%) CRM
10 2 (3.33%) DevOps
10 2 (3.33%) SDLC
10 2 (3.33%) Mobile First
11 1 (1.67%) Application Performance Management
11 1 (1.67%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 18 (30.00%) PHP
3 14 (23.33%) Perl
3 14 (23.33%) Java
4 12 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (5.00%) C++
6 2 (3.33%) C
6 2 (3.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.67%) Scala
7 1 (1.67%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.67%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (1.67%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.67%) VB
7 1 (1.67%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.67%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.67%) Tcl
7 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.67%) C#
7 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) Puppet
2 8 (13.33%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) VMware
2 8 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 7 (11.67%) Cisco
3 7 (11.67%) EMC
4 5 (8.33%) Brocade
4 5 (8.33%) Oracle
5 4 (6.67%) ESRI
6 1 (1.67%) Xilinx
6 1 (1.67%) F5
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