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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 65 75 62
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing Python 20 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.37% 0.33% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.64% 0.97% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate
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£390 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -0.70%
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
549 413 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 37.55% 33.85% 29.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 229 143
Average daily rate £378 £313 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.80% +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £405 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 27 (71.05%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (60.53%) Java
3 22 (57.89%) Perl
4 20 (52.63%) PHP
5 19 (50.00%) Linux
6 18 (47.37%) C++
6 18 (47.37%) Security Testing
6 18 (47.37%) Big Data
7 16 (42.11%) UNIX
8 14 (36.84%) Test Automation
9 13 (34.21%) Degree
10 12 (31.58%) Computer Science
11 10 (26.32%) Selenium
12 8 (21.05%) Information Security
12 8 (21.05%) Product Management
13 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
13 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
14 6 (15.79%) HTML
14 6 (15.79%) CSS
14 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
15 5 (13.16%) JIRA
15 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
15 5 (13.16%) BDD
15 5 (13.16%) Flask
15 5 (13.16%) SQL
16 4 (10.53%) Web Services
16 4 (10.53%) JSON
16 4 (10.53%) HTML5
16 4 (10.53%) Hadoop
16 4 (10.53%) nginx

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (10.53%) nginx
2 1 (2.63%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.63%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (47.37%) Big Data
2 4 (10.53%) Hadoop
3 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.26%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Selenium
2 5 (13.16%) JIRA
3 3 (7.89%) Zephyr
4 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.63%) Hudson
5 1 (2.63%) Cobertura
5 1 (2.63%) Concordion
5 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.63%) Calabash
5 1 (2.63%) Maven
5 1 (2.63%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.63%) JMeter
General
1 2 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) Software Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Software Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Python Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Development Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (5.26%) Programmer
7 2 (5.26%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Software Development Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Quality Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Big Data Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Development Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) HTML
1 6 (15.79%) CSS
2 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
2 5 (13.16%) Flask
3 4 (10.53%) Web Services
3 4 (10.53%) JSON
3 4 (10.53%) HTML5
4 1 (2.63%) Sinatra
4 1 (2.63%) Bottle
4 1 (2.63%) Django
4 1 (2.63%) .NET
4 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.63%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.63%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (50.00%) Linux
2 16 (42.11%) UNIX
3 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (71.05%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) Security Testing
3 14 (36.84%) Test Automation
4 8 (21.05%) Information Security
4 8 (21.05%) Product Management
5 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
6 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (13.16%) BDD
8 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Scrum
9 2 (5.26%) Software Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Test Planning
9 2 (5.26%) Coaching
9 2 (5.26%) Machine Learning
9 2 (5.26%) Automated Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Test Management
9 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting
9 2 (5.26%) Pattern Recognition
10 1 (2.63%) Server Monitoring
10 1 (2.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) Java
2 22 (57.89%) Perl
3 20 (52.63%) PHP
4 18 (47.37%) C++
5 5 (13.16%) SQL
6 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.26%) Ruby
7 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.63%) ISEB
4 1 (2.63%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) DICOM
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
1 1 (2.63%) SELinux
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Red Hat