The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 57 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Python 4 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.54% 1.16% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.21% 2.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% -
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 £31.25 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.73%
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 Glasgow region.

Programming Languages Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
330 262 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 44.18% 43.23% 46.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 134 184
Average daily rate £380 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 11
Average hourly rate £50.00 £14.13 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+253.98% -56.53%
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 Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python across the Glasgow region.

Python Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 8 (57.14%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) Perl
3 5 (35.71%) Front Office
3 5 (35.71%) Equities
3 5 (35.71%) KDB
4 4 (28.57%) Multithreading
4 4 (28.57%) Ruby
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) C#
5 3 (21.43%) C++
5 3 (21.43%) HTML
5 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 3 (21.43%) .NET
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
5 3 (21.43%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) Web Development
6 2 (14.29%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
6 2 (14.29%) StreamBase
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 2 (14.29%) WPF
6 2 (14.29%) Scala
6 2 (14.29%) jQuery
6 2 (14.29%) Memory Management
6 2 (14.29%) Task Parallel Library

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 2 (14.29%) GemFire
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
2 1 (7.14%) WordPress
2 1 (7.14%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) KDB
2 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 2 (14.29%) DB2
3 1 (7.14%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) Big Data
3 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (35.71%) Front Office
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) WPF Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Java Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) DB2 Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Database Developer
4 1 (7.14%) PHP Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (14.29%) WPF
2 2 (14.29%) jQuery
2 2 (14.29%) Task Parallel Library
2 2 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
3 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (7.14%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Equities
2 3 (21.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Derivative
3 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Multithreading
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Web Development
3 2 (14.29%) BDD
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Memory Management
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) Requirements Management
3 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Kanban
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) Perl
3 4 (28.57%) Ruby
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) C++
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
5 2 (14.29%) Scala
6 1 (7.14%) PHP
6 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) HND
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL Certification
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) StreamBase
1 2 (14.29%) Sybase
2 1 (7.14%) Zend