The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
UK / Scotland
Rank 28 75 95
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +20
Contract jobs citing Python 93 56 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.58% 2.12% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.27% 6.33% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 21 14
Median daily rate £375 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.13 £42.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +22.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
758 884 1069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.50% 33.43% 40.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 523 610
Median daily rate £365 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £493 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 11
Median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £22.50 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +13.71%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Python Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Python
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Python Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Scotland region.

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Python
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +37 47 £388 -3.12% 15
Glasgow +22 23 £365 -8.21% 2
Fife -1 9 £263 -17.96%
Angus - 4 - -
Aberdeen - 2 £400 -
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Python.

1 159 (72.60%) Java
2 121 (55.25%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (42.92%) JavaScript
4 77 (35.16%) BDD
5 74 (33.79%) Scrum
6 71 (32.42%) JIRA
7 68 (31.05%) Linux
8 64 (29.22%) SQL
9 52 (23.74%) Maven
9 52 (23.74%) PostGIS
10 51 (23.29%) Open Source
10 51 (23.29%) OpenLayers
11 50 (22.83%) GeoServer
11 50 (22.83%) AngularJS
11 50 (22.83%) ESRI
12 49 (22.37%) Leaflet
12 49 (22.37%) Cucumber
13 48 (21.92%) GIS
14 46 (21.00%) Gradle
15 45 (20.55%) Jenkins
15 45 (20.55%) TDD
16 44 (20.09%) Perl
17 40 (18.26%) Ansible
18 39 (17.81%) DevOps
19 36 (16.44%) JBehave
20 35 (15.98%) Degree
20 35 (15.98%) Selenium
21 32 (14.61%) Kanban
22 31 (14.16%) Web Services
23 29 (13.24%) SDLC

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 50 (22.83%) GeoServer
2 16 (7.31%) JBoss
3 8 (3.65%) Apache Spark
4 7 (3.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (2.74%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.28%) Confluence
6 5 (2.28%) nginx
7 4 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.91%) Apache
9 2 (0.91%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.46%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.46%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.46%) CMS
10 1 (0.46%) Drupal
10 1 (0.46%) IIS
10 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.74%) MS Excel
1 6 (2.74%) MS Office
2 1 (0.46%) Edge Animate
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.74%) PaaS
3 5 (2.28%) iTunes
4 3 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.37%) IaaS
5 2 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.91%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.91%) GitHub
5 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.91%) Trello
6 1 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.46%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.46%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.96%) Firewall
2 11 (5.02%) DNS
3 8 (3.65%) HTTPS
4 7 (3.20%) HTTP
5 6 (2.74%) iSCSI
5 6 (2.74%) NAS
5 6 (2.74%) SAN
6 5 (2.28%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.37%) LDAP
8 2 (0.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (21.92%) GIS
2 27 (12.33%) NoSQL
3 22 (10.05%) Big Data
4 17 (7.76%) Spatial Data
5 12 (5.48%) Hadoop
6 10 (4.57%) Oracle Database
6 10 (4.57%) Relational Database
6 10 (4.57%) SQL Server
7 6 (2.74%) Apache Hive
7 6 (2.74%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.74%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.28%) HBase
8 5 (2.28%) QGIS
9 4 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.37%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.91%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.91%) Redis
11 2 (0.91%) Riak
Development Applications
1 71 (32.42%) JIRA
2 52 (23.74%) Maven
3 49 (22.37%) Cucumber
4 46 (21.00%) Gradle
5 45 (20.55%) Jenkins
6 36 (16.44%) JBehave
7 35 (15.98%) Selenium
8 21 (9.59%) Git (software)
9 20 (9.13%) Artifactory
10 8 (3.65%) SoapUI
11 6 (2.74%) Subversion
12 4 (1.83%) GitLab
12 4 (1.83%) gulp
12 4 (1.83%) Travis CI
13 3 (1.37%) Bower
13 3 (1.37%) CircleCI
14 2 (0.91%) Jasmine
14 2 (0.91%) Protractor
14 2 (0.91%) Vagrant
14 2 (0.91%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (7.76%) Finance
2 7 (3.20%) Banking
3 2 (0.91%) Games
3 2 (0.91%) Investment Banking
3 2 (0.91%) Law
4 1 (0.46%) French Language
4 1 (0.46%) German Language
4 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 107 (48.86%) Developer
2 42 (19.18%) Java Developer
3 30 (13.70%) Python Developer
4 22 (10.05%) GIS Developer
5 17 (7.76%) Analyst
5 17 (7.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 17 (7.76%) Web Developer
6 16 (7.31%) JavaScript Developer
7 15 (6.85%) Consultant
8 14 (6.39%) Developer in Test
8 14 (6.39%) Senior Analyst
9 13 (5.94%) Angular Developer
9 13 (5.94%) Open Source Developer
10 12 (5.48%) Senior Test Analyst
10 12 (5.48%) Test Analyst
11 11 (5.02%) Tester
12 9 (4.11%) Automation Tester
12 9 (4.11%) Senior Developer
12 9 (4.11%) Splunk Engineer
13 7 (3.20%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (23.74%) PostGIS
2 51 (23.29%) OpenLayers
3 50 (22.83%) AngularJS
4 49 (22.37%) Leaflet
5 31 (14.16%) Web Services
6 26 (11.87%) HTML
7 22 (10.05%) REST
8 17 (7.76%) CSS
8 17 (7.76%) HTML5
9 15 (6.85%) jQuery
10 11 (5.02%) XML
11 10 (4.57%) Java EE
11 10 (4.57%) Middleware
11 10 (4.57%) Node.js
12 9 (4.11%) CSS3
12 9 (4.11%) Kafka
12 9 (4.11%) Sass
12 9 (4.11%) Spring
13 8 (3.65%) SOAP
13 8 (3.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.20%) Algorithms
2 7 (3.20%) iPad
2 7 (3.20%) User Experience
3 6 (2.74%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.74%) Mathematics
3 6 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.28%) Applied Mathematics
4 5 (2.28%) iPhone
4 5 (2.28%) Physics
4 5 (2.28%) Social Media
4 5 (2.28%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.83%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.83%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.37%) Blog
6 3 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.91%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.91%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 68 (31.05%) Linux
2 21 (9.59%) Windows
3 16 (7.31%) Unix
4 7 (3.20%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.74%) Android
5 6 (2.74%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.83%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.91%) AIX
7 2 (0.91%) Solaris
8 1 (0.46%) CentOS
8 1 (0.46%) HPUX
8 1 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (55.25%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (35.16%) BDD
3 74 (33.79%) Scrum
4 51 (23.29%) Open Source
5 45 (20.55%) TDD
6 39 (17.81%) DevOps
7 32 (14.61%) Kanban
8 29 (13.24%) SDLC
9 24 (10.96%) OO
10 23 (10.50%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (10.05%) Web Development
12 18 (8.22%) Software Engineering
13 17 (7.76%) Microservices
14 16 (7.31%) User Stories
15 15 (6.85%) Open Source Development
16 13 (5.94%) Test Automation
17 12 (5.48%) Analytics
17 12 (5.48%) SIEM
18 11 (5.02%) Configuration Management
18 11 (5.02%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 159 (72.60%) Java
2 94 (42.92%) JavaScript
3 64 (29.22%) SQL
4 44 (20.09%) Perl
5 20 (9.13%) C++
6 18 (8.22%) C
7 17 (7.76%) C#
8 14 (6.39%) Ruby
9 13 (5.94%) PowerShell
10 11 (5.02%) Bash Shell
11 10 (4.57%) PHP
12 9 (4.11%) Jython
13 7 (3.20%) Shell Script
14 6 (2.74%) Objective-C
15 5 (2.28%) ActionScript
15 5 (2.28%) Apple Swift
16 4 (1.83%) ES6
17 3 (1.37%) Groovy
17 3 (1.37%) T-SQL
17 3 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (15.98%) Degree
2 8 (3.65%) CISSP
2 8 (3.65%) SC Cleared
2 8 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.28%) SANS
4 3 (1.37%) CEH
4 3 (1.37%) CISM
4 3 (1.37%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.37%) GIAC
4 3 (1.37%) ISEB
4 3 (1.37%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.46%) HNC
6 1 (0.46%) HND
6 1 (0.46%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.96%) QA
2 8 (3.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (2.28%) WCAG
4 1 (0.46%) BS7666
System Software
1 14 (6.39%) Docker
2 9 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.28%) Apache Flume
4 3 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.46%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 40 (18.26%) Ansible
2 25 (11.42%) Puppet
3 9 (4.11%) BladeLogic
3 9 (4.11%) SCOrch
4 8 (3.65%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 8 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.65%) QRadar
5 6 (2.74%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (2.28%) ArcSight ESM
6 5 (2.28%) logstash
7 4 (1.83%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (1.83%) Data Guard
7 4 (1.83%) RSA Archer
8 3 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.91%) OVPA
10 1 (0.46%) Fluentd
10 1 (0.46%) Graylog
10 1 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.46%) Nagios
10 1 (0.46%) Packer
Vendors
1 50 (22.83%) ESRI
2 16 (7.31%) Splunk
3 13 (5.94%) Oracle
4 11 (5.02%) HP
4 11 (5.02%) IBM
4 11 (5.02%) Microsoft
5 9 (4.11%) BMC
5 9 (4.11%) CA
5 9 (4.11%) Dell
6 8 (3.65%) Symantec
7 7 (3.20%) Atlassian
8 5 (2.28%) ArcSight
8 5 (2.28%) MapR
9 4 (1.83%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.37%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.37%) Twitter
11 2 (0.91%) Informatica
12 1 (0.46%) Adobe
12 1 (0.46%) Progress
12 1 (0.46%) Sybase