The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Edinburgh region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 77 64 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Python 9 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.70% 0.20% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.97% 0.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-15.49% -2.73%
Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
456 263 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 35.63% 25.73% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 106 92
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £218 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -29.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014, 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 9 (45.00%) JIRA
1 9 (45.00%) Selenium
1 9 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (40.00%) BDD
2 8 (40.00%) Java
3 6 (30.00%) JBoss
3 6 (30.00%) Maven
3 6 (30.00%) Confluence
3 6 (30.00%) Hudson
3 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (25.00%) Cobertura
4 5 (25.00%) Perl
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle
5 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 3 (15.00%) Middleware
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (15.00%) HTML
6 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (15.00%) Zephyr
6 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (10.00%) CA Wily
7 2 (10.00%) Redmine
7 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Test Management
7 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (10.00%) DICOM

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 6 (30.00%) Confluence
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.00%) nginx
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
2 1 (5.00%) LDAP
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.00%) Redis
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) JIRA
1 9 (45.00%) Selenium
2 6 (30.00%) Hudson
2 6 (30.00%) Maven
2 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (25.00%) Cobertura
4 3 (15.00%) Zephyr
5 2 (10.00%) Redmine
5 2 (10.00%) Introscope
6 1 (5.00%) Ant
6 1 (5.00%) ClearCase
6 1 (5.00%) ProC
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Build Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Python Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Python Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Verification Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Middleware Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) HTML
1 3 (15.00%) Middleware
2 2 (10.00%) Java EE
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) XSLT
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) JSON
3 1 (5.00%) Django
3 1 (5.00%) HTML5
3 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.00%) Flask
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (40.00%) BDD
3 3 (15.00%) Scrum
4 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.00%) Test Management
4 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.00%) SOA
5 1 (5.00%) BPMN
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) Perl
3 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) PHP
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) Ruby
5 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 1 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) VB
5 1 (5.00%) XQuery
5 1 (5.00%) Jython
5 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Xen
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) CA Wily
1 2 (10.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.00%) Nagios
2 1 (5.00%) Munin
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) JBoss
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) CA
4 2 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) VMware