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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 61 78 55
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -23
Contract jobs citing Python 26 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.87% 0.64% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.75% 1.83% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £421 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.56%
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
385 437 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.62% 35.10% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 289 95
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £25.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +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 29 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 29 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 23 (53.49%) JavaScript
2 15 (34.88%) Hadoop
3 14 (32.56%) Apache Hive
3 14 (32.56%) SQL
4 13 (30.23%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (27.91%) Finance
5 12 (27.91%) Apache Pig
5 12 (27.91%) Amazon EMR
5 12 (27.91%) Amazon Kinesis
5 12 (27.91%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (25.58%) Banking
7 10 (23.26%) Perl
7 10 (23.26%) PHP
7 10 (23.26%) Apache
7 10 (23.26%) Linux
7 10 (23.26%) Telecoms
8 9 (20.93%) Java
9 7 (16.28%) HTML
10 6 (13.95%) CSS
10 6 (13.95%) TDD
11 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (11.63%) Multithreading
12 4 (9.30%) Mobile App
12 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (9.30%) Puppet
12 4 (9.30%) Wireless
12 4 (9.30%) Firmware
13 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
13 3 (6.98%) VMware

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (27.91%) Apache Pig
2 10 (23.26%) Apache
3 3 (6.98%) JBoss
4 1 (2.33%) ArcGIS
4 1 (2.33%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.91%) Amazon EMR
1 12 (27.91%) Amazon Kinesis
1 12 (27.91%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Wireless
2 2 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.33%) Firewall
3 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.88%) Hadoop
2 14 (32.56%) Apache Hive
3 13 (30.23%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (6.98%) MySQL
5 2 (4.65%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (2.33%) DataStax
6 1 (2.33%) Big Data
6 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Mercurial
1 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.65%) Redmine
1 2 (4.65%) Subversion
2 1 (2.33%) Robot Framework
2 1 (2.33%) Selenium
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 11 (25.58%) Banking
3 10 (23.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.65%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) Developer
2 9 (20.93%) Python Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Hadoop Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Firmware Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.33%) Administrator
6 1 (2.33%) Tester
6 1 (2.33%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (2.33%) Information Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) PHP Developer
6 1 (2.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.33%) Server Administrator
6 1 (2.33%) Python/Django Developer
6 1 (2.33%) Big Data Developer
6 1 (2.33%) Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) HTML
2 6 (13.95%) CSS
3 3 (6.98%) HTML5
3 3 (6.98%) CSS3
4 2 (4.65%) jQuery
5 1 (2.33%) Middleware
5 1 (2.33%) EJB
5 1 (2.33%) SOAP
5 1 (2.33%) Web Services
5 1 (2.33%) XML
5 1 (2.33%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.33%) RESTful
5 1 (2.33%) Java EE
5 1 (2.33%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Mobile App
1 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Verilog
3 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.65%) VHDL
3 2 (4.65%) ASIC
4 1 (2.33%) GIS
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.95%) TDD
3 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (11.63%) Multithreading
4 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
4 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
4 2 (4.65%) ITIL
4 2 (4.65%) Web Design
4 2 (4.65%) Change Management
5 1 (2.33%) Logistics
5 1 (2.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (2.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.33%) Application Performance Management
5 1 (2.33%) DevOps
5 1 (2.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.33%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (53.49%) JavaScript
2 14 (32.56%) SQL
3 10 (23.26%) Perl
3 10 (23.26%) PHP
4 9 (20.93%) Java
5 3 (6.98%) C++
5 3 (6.98%) C
5 3 (6.98%) Assembly Language
5 3 (6.98%) Ruby
6 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.65%) Tcl
6 2 (4.65%) VBA
6 2 (4.65%) C#
7 1 (2.33%) VB
7 1 (2.33%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (2.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) ISEB
1 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Firmware
2 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Puppet
2 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
1 3 (6.98%) VMware
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle
1 3 (6.98%) Xilinx
2 1 (2.33%) ESRI
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) EMC
2 1 (2.33%) PayPal
2 1 (2.33%) WorldPay
2 1 (2.33%) Brocade
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