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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 77 91 89
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Contract jobs citing Python 51 39 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.68% 1.50% 1.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.30% 3.84% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 31 19
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
- +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
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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
962 1015 1026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 31.75% 38.98% 42.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 584 517
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 21
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £17.70 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.40 £37.10 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 6 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Python Hourly Rate Histogram 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 6 May 2015. 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
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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 +6 30 £400 -5.88% 26
Glasgow -11 13 £375 - 17
Fife - 5 £275 -
West Lothian -4 1 - - 3
Python
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 36 (47.37%) Perl
1 36 (47.37%) Linux
2 29 (38.16%) SQL
3 26 (34.21%) JavaScript
4 21 (27.63%) Java
5 20 (26.32%) Finance
6 19 (25.00%) C++
6 19 (25.00%) UNIX
7 16 (21.05%) Hadoop
8 15 (19.74%) Apache Hive
8 15 (19.74%) Windows
9 14 (18.42%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
10 13 (17.11%) Apache Pig
10 13 (17.11%) Amazon EMR
10 13 (17.11%) Amazon Kinesis
10 13 (17.11%) Banking
11 11 (14.47%) Apache
11 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
11 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
12 10 (13.16%) C
12 10 (13.16%) Ruby
12 10 (13.16%) Information Security
13 9 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (11.84%) Telecoms
13 9 (11.84%) Firewall
13 9 (11.84%) Incident Management
14 8 (10.53%) Derivative
14 8 (10.53%) ArcSight
14 8 (10.53%) SIEM

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 13 (17.11%) Apache Pig
2 11 (14.47%) Apache
3 3 (3.95%) JBoss
4 2 (2.63%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.32%) CMS
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.32%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Office
2 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (17.11%) Amazon EMR
2 13 (17.11%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.32%) Route 53
4 1 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.84%) Firewall
2 8 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (5.26%) Network Security
3 4 (5.26%) Wireless
3 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.63%) GPRS
4 2 (2.63%) PSTN
4 2 (2.63%) PPP
4 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.32%) LDAP
5 1 (1.32%) SMS
5 1 (1.32%) IPv4
5 1 (1.32%) IPv6
5 1 (1.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.05%) Hadoop
2 15 (19.74%) Apache Hive
3 14 (18.42%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.95%) KDB
5 2 (2.63%) MySQL
5 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.63%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.32%) DataStax
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.32%) Redis
6 1 (1.32%) Big Data
6 1 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Subversion
2 4 (5.26%) Selenium
3 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.63%) Redmine
4 2 (2.63%) Mercurial
4 2 (2.63%) Hudson
4 2 (2.63%) Maven
5 1 (1.32%) Ant
5 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.32%) JDeveloper
5 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.32%) Robot Framework
General
1 20 (26.32%) Finance
2 13 (17.11%) Banking
3 9 (11.84%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.58%) Front Office
5 2 (2.63%) Games
6 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (38.16%) Developer
2 7 (9.21%) Software Engineer
2 7 (9.21%) Integration Engineer
3 6 (7.89%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 6 (7.89%) Analyst
3 6 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (6.58%) Hadoop Developer
5 4 (5.26%) Software Developer
6 3 (3.95%) Tester
6 3 (3.95%) Test Engineer
6 3 (3.95%) Python Developer
6 3 (3.95%) Firmware Engineer
7 2 (2.63%) Security Engineer
7 2 (2.63%) Consultant
7 2 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.63%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (2.63%) Programmer
7 2 (2.63%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.63%) Administrator
7 2 (2.63%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) XML
1 7 (9.21%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (7.89%) HTML
2 6 (7.89%) .NET
2 6 (7.89%) Web Services
3 5 (6.58%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (5.26%) CSS
5 2 (2.63%) SOAP
5 2 (2.63%) Django
5 2 (2.63%) jQuery
5 2 (2.63%) XSLT
5 2 (2.63%) HTML5
5 2 (2.63%) CSS3
6 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.32%) Middleware
6 1 (1.32%) Spring
6 1 (1.32%) J2EE
6 1 (1.32%) EJB
6 1 (1.32%) RESTful
6 1 (1.32%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) Derivative
2 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.26%) Equities
4 3 (3.95%) Cryptography
4 3 (3.95%) Verilog
5 2 (2.63%) VHDL
5 2 (2.63%) ASIC
5 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.63%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (47.37%) Linux
2 19 (25.00%) UNIX
3 15 (19.74%) Windows
4 7 (9.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.16%) Information Security
2 9 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (11.84%) Incident Management
3 8 (10.53%) SIEM
4 7 (9.21%) Software Engineering
4 7 (9.21%) TDD
5 5 (6.58%) SOA
5 5 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (6.58%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (5.26%) Manual Testing
6 4 (5.26%) OWASP
7 3 (3.95%) Software Testing
7 3 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (3.95%) Unit Testing
7 3 (3.95%) Automated Testing
7 3 (3.95%) Automation Testing
7 3 (3.95%) Low Latency
8 2 (2.63%) Machine Learning
8 2 (2.63%) Pattern Recognition
8 2 (2.63%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 36 (47.37%) Perl
2 29 (38.16%) SQL
3 26 (34.21%) JavaScript
4 21 (27.63%) Java
5 19 (25.00%) C++
6 10 (13.16%) C
6 10 (13.16%) Ruby
7 8 (10.53%) C#
8 6 (7.89%) Shell Script
9 4 (5.26%) Bash Shell
9 4 (5.26%) PHP
10 3 (3.95%) VB
10 3 (3.95%) Embedded C
10 3 (3.95%) Assembly Language
11 2 (2.63%) Tcl
11 2 (2.63%) VBA
11 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.32%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.32%) XPath
12 1 (1.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
1 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.58%) PMP
2 5 (6.58%) PMI Certification
2 5 (6.58%) GCIA
2 5 (6.58%) CISSP
3 2 (2.63%) Degree
4 1 (1.32%) ISEB
4 1 (1.32%) RHCE
4 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) DICOM
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Firmware
2 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) Puppet
2 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (1.32%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.32%) SELinux
3 1 (1.32%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.32%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (1.32%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) ArcSight
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle
2 4 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.95%) VMware
3 3 (3.95%) Xilinx
4 2 (2.63%) Twitter
4 2 (2.63%) HP
4 2 (2.63%) Sybase
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco
5 1 (1.32%) IBM
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.32%) EMC
5 1 (1.32%) Brocade
5 1 (1.32%) PayPal
5 1 (1.32%) WorldPay
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