The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 77 97 99
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +2
Contract jobs citing Python 53 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.08% 0.93% 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.33% 2.44% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 7
Average daily rate £375 £395 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +27.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £348 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.45% +5.71%
Python
UK

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
837 1026 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.81% 38.01% 35.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 615 402
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.12 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +15 32 £438 -20.45% 2
Fife - 10 £320 -
Glasgow +7 6 £398 +14.27% 7
Stirling +9 3 £364 -9.09%
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 42 (42.86%) Java
1 42 (42.86%) Linux
2 33 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (29.59%) REST
3 29 (29.59%) JavaScript
4 28 (28.57%) Open Source
5 27 (27.55%) GIS
6 25 (25.51%) AngularJS
7 24 (24.49%) Perl
7 24 (24.49%) Web Services
7 24 (24.49%) Maven
8 23 (23.47%) SQL
8 23 (23.47%) Finance
8 23 (23.47%) SDLC
9 22 (22.45%) Unix
10 19 (19.39%) JIRA
10 19 (19.39%) PostGIS
11 18 (18.37%) Gradle
11 18 (18.37%) Leaflet
11 18 (18.37%) Selenium
11 18 (18.37%) NoSQL
12 17 (17.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (17.35%) QA
12 17 (17.35%) Banking
12 17 (17.35%) Windows
13 16 (16.33%) ESRI
13 16 (16.33%) TDD
13 16 (16.33%) JBehave
13 16 (16.33%) Cucumber
14 15 (15.31%) Ruby

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 8 (8.16%) ArcGIS
2 5 (5.10%) Node.js
3 4 (4.08%) JBoss
4 2 (2.04%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.02%) SAS
5 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.12%) MS Excel
1 6 (6.12%) MS Office
2 1 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) HTTP
1 4 (4.08%) SAN
2 3 (3.06%) Firewall
3 2 (2.04%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.04%) Internet
3 2 (2.04%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.04%) LAN
3 2 (2.04%) NAS
3 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.04%) WAN
4 1 (1.02%) DNS
4 1 (1.02%) RS-232
4 1 (1.02%) RS-485
4 1 (1.02%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (27.55%) GIS
2 18 (18.37%) NoSQL
3 10 (10.20%) RDBMS
3 10 (10.20%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.10%) Big Data
4 5 (5.10%) Hadoop
4 5 (5.10%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.08%) Apache Hive
6 3 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.04%) DB2
7 2 (2.04%) HBase
7 2 (2.04%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.04%) MSDE
7 2 (2.04%) QGIS
8 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.02%) Mahout
8 1 (1.02%) MySQL
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.02%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 24 (24.49%) Maven
2 19 (19.39%) JIRA
3 18 (18.37%) Gradle
3 18 (18.37%) Selenium
4 16 (16.33%) Cucumber
4 16 (16.33%) JBehave
5 9 (9.18%) Jenkins
6 7 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 7 (7.14%) Subversion
7 4 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (4.08%) ClearCase
7 4 (4.08%) jMock
7 4 (4.08%) JUnit
7 4 (4.08%) Mockito
8 3 (3.06%) Ant
9 2 (2.04%) GitLab
9 2 (2.04%) Robot Framework
10 1 (1.02%) FishEye
10 1 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 23 (23.47%) Finance
2 17 (17.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.02%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (34.69%) Developer
2 13 (13.27%) GIS Developer
3 10 (10.20%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (8.16%) Analyst
5 7 (7.14%) Architect
5 7 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 7 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 7 (7.14%) Python Developer
5 7 (7.14%) Tivoli Engineer
6 6 (6.12%) Administrator
7 5 (5.10%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Monitoring Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Tivoli Monitoring Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Digital Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Linux Scripter
8 4 (4.08%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Verification Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (29.59%) REST
2 25 (25.51%) AngularJS
3 24 (24.49%) Web Services
4 19 (19.39%) PostGIS
5 18 (18.37%) Leaflet
6 10 (10.20%) Spring
7 8 (8.16%) HTML
8 7 (7.14%) jQuery
8 7 (7.14%) JSON
8 7 (7.14%) Middleware
9 5 (5.10%) Ext JS
9 5 (5.10%) SOAP
9 5 (5.10%) Spring Boot
10 4 (4.08%) Hibernate
10 4 (4.08%) JAXB
10 4 (4.08%) JDBC
10 4 (4.08%) JMS
10 4 (4.08%) JPA
10 4 (4.08%) Spring Integration
10 4 (4.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.06%) Physics
3 2 (2.04%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.04%) Animation
3 2 (2.04%) Photography
3 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.04%) Remote Sensing
3 2 (2.04%) User Experience
4 1 (1.02%) Applied Mathematics
4 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.02%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.02%) iPad
4 1 (1.02%) iPhone
4 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.02%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.02%) Semantic Web
4 1 (1.02%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 42 (42.86%) Linux
2 22 (22.45%) Unix
3 17 (17.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (17.35%) Windows
4 8 (8.16%) AIX
4 8 (8.16%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.04%) CentOS
5 2 (2.04%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.04%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.02%) Android
6 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.02%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (28.57%) Open Source
3 23 (23.47%) SDLC
4 16 (16.33%) TDD
5 15 (15.31%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (15.31%) DevOps
6 12 (12.24%) Scrum
7 11 (11.22%) Configuration Management
8 10 (10.20%) Automated Testing
8 10 (10.20%) Software Testing
9 9 (9.18%) BDD
9 9 (9.18%) Manual Testing
10 8 (8.16%) OO
10 8 (8.16%) Service Delivery
11 7 (7.14%) High Availability
11 7 (7.14%) Microservices
12 6 (6.12%) ITIL
12 6 (6.12%) MVC
12 6 (6.12%) Test Scripting
12 6 (6.12%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 42 (42.86%) Java
2 29 (29.59%) JavaScript
3 24 (24.49%) Perl
4 23 (23.47%) SQL
5 15 (15.31%) Ruby
6 9 (9.18%) C++
6 9 (9.18%) Shell Script
7 8 (8.16%) Bash Shell
8 6 (6.12%) VB
9 5 (5.10%) C
9 5 (5.10%) C#
10 4 (4.08%) PL/SQL
10 4 (4.08%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.04%) AWK
11 2 (2.04%) C-shell
11 2 (2.04%) Jython
11 2 (2.04%) PHP
11 2 (2.04%) sed
11 2 (2.04%) VBA
12 1 (1.02%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.04%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.04%) ISEB
2 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) CISSP
3 1 (1.02%) Degree
3 1 (1.02%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.02%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.35%) QA
2 4 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.10%) vCloud
3 4 (4.08%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (2.04%) Docker
4 2 (2.04%) HDFS
4 2 (2.04%) NFS
4 2 (2.04%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (10.20%) Ansible
2 8 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (7.14%) Tivoli
4 6 (6.12%) Puppet
5 5 (5.10%) Netcool
5 5 (5.10%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 4 (4.08%) Control-M
7 3 (3.06%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (2.04%) BladeLogic
8 2 (2.04%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (2.04%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 2 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (2.04%) SCCM
8 2 (2.04%) SCOrch
8 2 (2.04%) WSUS
9 1 (1.02%) ArcSight ESM
9 1 (1.02%) Oozie
9 1 (1.02%) QRadar
Vendors
1 16 (16.33%) ESRI
2 14 (14.29%) VMware
3 11 (11.22%) Red Hat
4 10 (10.20%) IBM
5 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 7 (7.14%) Oracle
6 4 (4.08%) Sybase
7 2 (2.04%) BMC
7 2 (2.04%) Brocade
7 2 (2.04%) CA
7 2 (2.04%) Cisco
7 2 (2.04%) Citrix
7 2 (2.04%) Cloudera
7 2 (2.04%) Dell
7 2 (2.04%) EMC
7 2 (2.04%) HP
7 2 (2.04%) Mapinfo
7 2 (2.04%) Symantec
7 2 (2.04%) Zend
8 1 (1.02%) Splunk
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