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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 75 105 89
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -16
Contract jobs citing Python 60 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.80% 0.86% 0.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.82% 2.14% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 8
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£381 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.08% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £265 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £550 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
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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
1031 1124 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.96% 40.14% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 586 383
Average daily rate £350 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 24
Average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.37% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £40.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.10% +2.94%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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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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 +10 31 £394 -12.50% 17
Glasgow +11 12 £450 +56.52% 13
Fife -5 5 £295 +63.88% 1
West Lothian - 3 £375 -
Dundee - 2 £238 -
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 47 (43.12%) Linux
2 39 (35.78%) Java
2 39 (35.78%) JavaScript
2 39 (35.78%) Perl
3 38 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (30.28%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (29.36%) TDD
6 28 (25.69%) SQL
7 27 (24.77%) C++
7 27 (24.77%) Finance
8 23 (21.10%) Banking
9 22 (20.18%) Software Engineering
10 20 (18.35%) UNIX
11 18 (16.51%) PHP
12 17 (15.60%) Jenkins
12 17 (15.60%) SDLC
13 14 (12.84%) OO
13 14 (12.84%) Telecoms
14 13 (11.93%) Hadoop
15 12 (11.01%) Hudson
16 11 (10.09%) PostgreSQL
16 11 (10.09%) HTML
16 11 (10.09%) Shell Script
16 11 (10.09%) Apache Hive
16 11 (10.09%) Cucumber
16 11 (10.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (9.17%) Apache Pig
17 10 (9.17%) CSS
17 10 (9.17%) VMware
17 10 (9.17%) Subversion

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 10 (9.17%) Apache Pig
2 7 (6.42%) JBoss
3 6 (5.50%) Apache
4 2 (1.83%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.83%) Node.js
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.92%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.92%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) MS Office
1 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (7.34%) Amazon EMR
1 8 (7.34%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.42%) SAN
2 3 (2.75%) GPRS
2 3 (2.75%) PSTN
2 3 (2.75%) PPP
2 3 (2.75%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.83%) Internet
4 1 (0.92%) Firewall
4 1 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.92%) Wireless
4 1 (0.92%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.93%) Hadoop
2 11 (10.09%) Apache Hive
2 11 (10.09%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.59%) MySQL
3 5 (4.59%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.67%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.67%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.75%) Big Data
5 3 (2.75%) KDB
5 3 (2.75%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.83%) MSDE
6 2 (1.83%) HBase
6 2 (1.83%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.92%) DataStax
7 1 (0.92%) IBM BigInsights
7 1 (0.92%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 17 (15.60%) Jenkins
2 12 (11.01%) Hudson
3 11 (10.09%) Cucumber
4 10 (9.17%) Subversion
4 10 (9.17%) Maven
5 8 (7.34%) Git (software)
6 7 (6.42%) JIRA
7 5 (4.59%) FishEye
8 4 (3.67%) Gradle
8 4 (3.67%) Selenium
9 2 (1.83%) JBehave
9 2 (1.83%) Ant
9 2 (1.83%) Bower
10 1 (0.92%) Robot Framework
10 1 (0.92%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.92%) JDeveloper
10 1 (0.92%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (24.77%) Finance
2 23 (21.10%) Banking
3 14 (12.84%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.59%) Front Office
5 4 (3.67%) Aerospace
5 4 (3.67%) Games
6 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Legal
6 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 50 (45.87%) Developer
2 25 (22.94%) Python Developer
3 12 (11.01%) Administrator
4 11 (10.09%) Software Engineer
5 10 (9.17%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (6.42%) Integration Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.59%) Monitoring Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) DevOps Administrator
9 4 (3.67%) Hadoop Developer
9 4 (3.67%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (2.75%) PHP Developer
11 2 (1.83%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 2 (1.83%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 2 (1.83%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (1.83%) Senior Python Developer
11 2 (1.83%) GIS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.09%) HTML
2 10 (9.17%) CSS
3 9 (8.26%) AngularJS
4 8 (7.34%) Django
5 7 (6.42%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (4.59%) Software Packaging
6 5 (4.59%) jQuery
7 4 (3.67%) Ext JS
7 4 (3.67%) Backbone.js
8 3 (2.75%) CSS3
8 3 (2.75%) HTML5
8 3 (2.75%) Middleware
8 3 (2.75%) Web Services
8 3 (2.75%) XML
9 2 (1.83%) Flash
9 2 (1.83%) SOAP
9 2 (1.83%) REST
9 2 (1.83%) Leaflet
9 2 (1.83%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 2 (1.83%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) Derivative
2 6 (5.50%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.67%) Algorithms
3 4 (3.67%) Equities
3 4 (3.67%) GIS
3 4 (3.67%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.75%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.75%) Physics
4 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.75%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.83%) User Experience
5 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.92%) iPhone
6 1 (0.92%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.92%) iPad
6 1 (0.92%) ASIC
6 1 (0.92%) Applied Mathematics
6 1 (0.92%) VHDL
6 1 (0.92%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 47 (43.12%) Linux
2 20 (18.35%) UNIX
3 11 (10.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (8.26%) Windows
5 4 (3.67%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (30.28%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (29.36%) TDD
4 22 (20.18%) Software Engineering
5 17 (15.60%) SDLC
6 14 (12.84%) OO
7 10 (9.17%) Pair Programming
8 9 (8.26%) DevOps
8 9 (8.26%) Multithreading
9 8 (7.34%) Change Management
10 6 (5.50%) ITIL
10 6 (5.50%) CRM
11 5 (4.59%) Unit Testing
11 5 (4.59%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (3.67%) Mentoring
12 4 (3.67%) Open Source
12 4 (3.67%) BDD
12 4 (3.67%) Scrum
12 4 (3.67%) Automated Testing
12 4 (3.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (35.78%) Java
1 39 (35.78%) JavaScript
1 39 (35.78%) Perl
2 28 (25.69%) SQL
3 27 (24.77%) C++
4 18 (16.51%) PHP
5 11 (10.09%) Shell Script
6 9 (8.26%) C#
7 8 (7.34%) C
8 4 (3.67%) Ruby
9 3 (2.75%) Embedded C
9 3 (2.75%) VB
9 3 (2.75%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.83%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.83%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.83%) Scala
10 2 (1.83%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.92%) R
11 1 (0.92%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (8.26%) Degree
2 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.92%) ISEB
2 1 (0.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.92%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (8.26%) Puppet
2 8 (7.34%) Red Hat Satellite
3 6 (5.50%) Tivoli
4 5 (4.59%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 5 (4.59%) Netcool
Vendors
1 10 (9.17%) VMware
2 8 (7.34%) Red Hat
3 7 (6.42%) Oracle
3 7 (6.42%) Cisco
3 7 (6.42%) IBM
3 7 (6.42%) EMC
4 5 (4.59%) Brocade
5 4 (3.67%) ESRI
6 3 (2.75%) Sybase
7 2 (1.83%) Twitter
8 1 (0.92%) Vertica
8 1 (0.92%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.92%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.92%) MapR
8 1 (0.92%) Netezza
8 1 (0.92%) Xilinx
8 1 (0.92%) Greenplum
8 1 (0.92%) F5
8 1 (0.92%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.92%) Perforce
Edinburgh
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Fife
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: 9 days ago
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Optimus Search
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Scotland
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago