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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 72 71 62
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing Python 8 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.58% 0.44% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.66% 1.48% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£470 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.66% -
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 £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
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
481 337 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 35.16% 29.96% 31.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 171 103
Average daily rate £385 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 27 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (61.11%) Java
3 21 (58.33%) Perl
4 20 (55.56%) PHP
4 20 (55.56%) C++
5 19 (52.78%) Linux
6 18 (50.00%) Security Testing
6 18 (50.00%) Big Data
7 16 (44.44%) UNIX
8 13 (36.11%) Degree
8 13 (36.11%) Test Automation
9 12 (33.33%) Computer Science
10 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
11 8 (22.22%) Information Security
11 8 (22.22%) Product Management
12 7 (19.44%) Selenium
13 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
13 6 (16.67%) CSS
13 6 (16.67%) HTML
14 4 (11.11%) Ruby
14 4 (11.11%) SQL
14 4 (11.11%) Web Services
14 4 (11.11%) Hadoop
14 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
14 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
14 4 (11.11%) Flask
15 3 (8.33%) Celery
15 3 (8.33%) HTML5
15 3 (8.33%) nginx
15 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (8.33%) nginx
2 1 (2.78%) Confluence
2 1 (2.78%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.78%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (50.00%) Big Data
2 4 (11.11%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Selenium
2 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.56%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) Subversion
3 2 (5.56%) Mercurial
3 2 (5.56%) Redmine
4 1 (2.78%) Concordion
4 1 (2.78%) Hudson
4 1 (2.78%) Cobertura
4 1 (2.78%) Calabash
4 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.78%) Maven
4 1 (2.78%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.78%) JMeter
General
1 2 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Developer
2 10 (27.78%) Software Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Software Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Python Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Development Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (5.56%) Programmer
7 2 (5.56%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Software Development Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Quality Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Development Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Python/Django Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Big Data Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) CSS
1 6 (16.67%) HTML
2 4 (11.11%) Web Services
2 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 4 (11.11%) Flask
3 3 (8.33%) Celery
3 3 (8.33%) HTML5
3 3 (8.33%) JSON
4 2 (5.56%) Django
5 1 (2.78%) Bottle
5 1 (2.78%) Sinatra
5 1 (2.78%) jQuery
5 1 (2.78%) XHTML
5 1 (2.78%) .NET
5 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.78%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (52.78%) Linux
2 16 (44.44%) UNIX
3 2 (5.56%) Windows
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 13 (36.11%) Test Automation
4 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (22.22%) Information Security
5 8 (22.22%) Product Management
6 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.56%) Pattern Recognition
7 2 (5.56%) BDD
7 2 (5.56%) Coaching
7 2 (5.56%) Machine Learning
8 1 (2.78%) Server Monitoring
8 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.78%) Logistics
8 1 (2.78%) Automated Testing
8 1 (2.78%) TDD
8 1 (2.78%) Software Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Web Development
8 1 (2.78%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) Java
2 21 (58.33%) Perl
3 20 (55.56%) PHP
3 20 (55.56%) C++
4 4 (11.11%) Ruby
4 4 (11.11%) SQL
5 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.56%) VBA
6 2 (5.56%) C#
7 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) ISEB
2 1 (2.78%) RHCE
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) DICOM
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Puppet
1 1 (2.78%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.78%) Red Hat