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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 51 74 -
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -
Contract jobs citing Python 29 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.27% 0.26% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.84% 0.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 18 0 0
Average daily rate
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£415 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -7.28%
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
424 352 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.18% 30.19% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 166 87
Average daily rate £388 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £234 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 9
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% -8.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 26 (70.27%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (67.57%) Java
3 22 (59.46%) Perl
4 21 (56.76%) PHP
5 17 (45.95%) Security Testing
5 17 (45.95%) Big Data
6 16 (43.24%) Linux
7 15 (40.54%) UNIX
7 15 (40.54%) C++
8 12 (32.43%) Degree
8 12 (32.43%) Test Automation
9 11 (29.73%) Computer Science
10 9 (24.32%) Selenium
11 8 (21.62%) HTML
12 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
12 7 (18.92%) Information Security
12 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (18.92%) Product Management
13 6 (16.22%) BDD
13 6 (16.22%) JIRA
13 6 (16.22%) CSS
14 5 (13.51%) Web Services
14 5 (13.51%) SQL
14 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
14 5 (13.51%) Flask
15 4 (10.81%) nginx
15 4 (10.81%) JSON
15 4 (10.81%) HTML5
15 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
15 4 (10.81%) Oracle

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 4 (10.81%) nginx
2 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.41%) Confluence
2 2 (5.41%) JBoss
3 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (45.95%) Big Data
2 3 (8.11%) Hadoop
2 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.41%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Selenium
2 6 (16.22%) JIRA
3 3 (8.11%) Zephyr
3 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.41%) Hudson
4 2 (5.41%) Cobertura
4 2 (5.41%) Introscope
4 2 (5.41%) Maven
5 1 (2.70%) JMeter
5 1 (2.70%) Ant
5 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.70%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.70%) Concordion
5 1 (2.70%) Calabash
General
1 3 (8.11%) Banking
2 1 (2.70%) International Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Software Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Software Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Python Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Tester
4 3 (8.11%) Development Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Big Data Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Development Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Tester
5 2 (5.41%) Software Development Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Build Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) HTML
2 6 (16.22%) CSS
3 5 (13.51%) Web Services
3 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
3 5 (13.51%) Flask
4 4 (10.81%) JSON
4 4 (10.81%) HTML5
5 3 (8.11%) Middleware
6 2 (5.41%) Java EE
7 1 (2.70%) XHTML
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.70%) XML
7 1 (2.70%) XSLT
7 1 (2.70%) SOAP
7 1 (2.70%) .NET
7 1 (2.70%) Django
7 1 (2.70%) Bottle
7 1 (2.70%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) Linux
2 15 (40.54%) UNIX
3 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (70.27%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) Security Testing
3 12 (32.43%) Test Automation
4 7 (18.92%) Information Security
4 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (18.92%) Product Management
5 6 (16.22%) BDD
6 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.11%) Scrum
7 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Test Planning
8 2 (5.41%) Coaching
8 2 (5.41%) Performance Management
8 2 (5.41%) Test Management
8 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.41%) Automated Testing
9 1 (2.70%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.70%) Software Testing
9 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (67.57%) Java
2 22 (59.46%) Perl
3 21 (56.76%) PHP
4 15 (40.54%) C++
5 5 (13.51%) SQL
6 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.70%) Ruby
7 1 (2.70%) Jython
7 1 (2.70%) XQuery
7 1 (2.70%) VB
7 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.70%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) CA Wily
1 2 (5.41%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) IBM
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) CA
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