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 4 December 2016 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 30 88 86
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -2
Contract jobs citing Python 116 44 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.87% 1.53% 1.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.74% 4.97% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 14 24
Median daily rate £400 £385 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -2.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £320 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +45.16%
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
844 885 1146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 42.71% 30.70% 40.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 502 667
Median daily rate £364 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £242 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 4
Median hourly rate £43.50 £38.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.98% -14.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.79 £25.00 £35.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £43.20 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 4 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +53 59 £381 -4.08% 16
Glasgow +27 36 £400 +14.28% 4
Renfrewshire -1 9 £420 +5.00%
Aberdeen - 4 £400 -
Fife 0 2 £250 -21.87%
Angus - 2 - -
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Python
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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.

1 179 (78.51%) Java
2 129 (56.58%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (52.19%) JavaScript
4 92 (40.35%) Scrum
5 86 (37.72%) JIRA
6 76 (33.33%) PostGIS
7 74 (32.46%) GeoServer
7 74 (32.46%) OpenLayers
8 73 (32.02%) ESRI
9 72 (31.58%) Leaflet
10 70 (30.70%) SQL
11 69 (30.26%) BDD
12 67 (29.39%) GIS
13 65 (28.51%) Open Source
14 63 (27.63%) Cucumber
14 63 (27.63%) Linux
15 60 (26.32%) Maven
16 54 (23.68%) Gradle
17 52 (22.81%) JBehave
17 52 (22.81%) Degree
18 50 (21.93%) AngularJS
18 50 (21.93%) Jenkins
19 48 (21.05%) TDD
20 44 (19.30%) Perl
20 44 (19.30%) Ansible
21 42 (18.42%) Selenium
22 41 (17.98%) Web Services
23 36 (15.79%) Web Development
24 35 (15.35%) Artifactory
24 35 (15.35%) 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 74 (32.46%) GeoServer
2 19 (8.33%) JBoss
3 9 (3.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (3.51%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.75%) ArcGIS
5 4 (1.75%) Confluence
5 4 (1.75%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.88%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.44%) Apache
8 1 (0.44%) CMS
8 1 (0.44%) Drupal
8 1 (0.44%) nginx
8 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.63%) MS Office
2 5 (2.19%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.44%) Edge Animate
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.75%) iTunes
3 3 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.32%) IaaS
3 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.32%) PaaS
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.44%) GitHub
4 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.33%) Firewall
2 8 (3.51%) DNS
3 7 (3.07%) HTTPS
4 6 (2.63%) HTTP
4 6 (2.63%) iSCSI
4 6 (2.63%) NAS
4 6 (2.63%) SAN
5 4 (1.75%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.32%) Internet
7 1 (0.44%) LDAP
7 1 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (29.39%) GIS
2 23 (10.09%) Big Data
3 21 (9.21%) NoSQL
4 14 (6.14%) Hadoop
4 14 (6.14%) Spatial Data
5 12 (5.26%) Oracle Database
6 11 (4.82%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.51%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.07%) Apache Hive
8 7 (3.07%) SQL Server
9 6 (2.63%) HBase
9 6 (2.63%) QGIS
9 6 (2.63%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.88%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.88%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (0.88%) MySQL
11 2 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.88%) Redis
11 2 (0.88%) Riak
Development Applications
1 86 (37.72%) JIRA
2 63 (27.63%) Cucumber
3 60 (26.32%) Maven
4 54 (23.68%) Gradle
5 52 (22.81%) JBehave
6 50 (21.93%) Jenkins
7 42 (18.42%) Selenium
8 35 (15.35%) Artifactory
9 16 (7.02%) Git (software)
10 10 (4.39%) SoapUI
11 7 (3.07%) GitLab
12 3 (1.32%) WebDriver
13 2 (0.88%) Jasmine
13 2 (0.88%) Protractor
13 2 (0.88%) Subversion
14 1 (0.44%) Ant
14 1 (0.44%) JMeter
14 1 (0.44%) LoadRunner
14 1 (0.44%) Robot Framework
14 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (4.82%) Finance
2 8 (3.51%) Banking
3 7 (3.07%) French Language
3 7 (3.07%) German Language
4 3 (1.32%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.88%) Law
6 1 (0.44%) Electronics
6 1 (0.44%) Games
6 1 (0.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 125 (54.82%) Developer
2 39 (17.11%) Java Developer
3 35 (15.35%) GIS Developer
4 27 (11.84%) Web Developer
5 26 (11.40%) Python Developer
6 19 (8.33%) Analyst
7 16 (7.02%) Developer in Test
7 16 (7.02%) Senior Analyst
8 14 (6.14%) Open Source Developer
8 14 (6.14%) Senior Test Analyst
8 14 (6.14%) Test Analyst
9 13 (5.70%) JavaScript Developer
10 11 (4.82%) Consultant
11 10 (4.39%) GIS Web Developer
12 9 (3.95%) Angular Developer
13 8 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
14 7 (3.07%) Administrator
14 7 (3.07%) Tester
15 6 (2.63%) Agile Test Analyst
15 6 (2.63%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (33.33%) PostGIS
2 74 (32.46%) OpenLayers
3 72 (31.58%) Leaflet
4 50 (21.93%) AngularJS
5 41 (17.98%) Web Services
6 34 (14.91%) REST
7 19 (8.33%) HTML
7 19 (8.33%) XML
8 11 (4.82%) CSS
8 11 (4.82%) HTML5
9 10 (4.39%) Java EE
9 10 (4.39%) Middleware
9 10 (4.39%) SOAP
9 10 (4.39%) XSLT
10 9 (3.95%) JMS
10 9 (3.95%) jQuery
10 9 (3.95%) JSON
11 8 (3.51%) Kafka
12 7 (3.07%) Ajax
12 7 (3.07%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.33%) User Experience
2 14 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.82%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.51%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.19%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.19%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.19%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.19%) Social Media
7 4 (1.75%) Applied Mathematics
7 4 (1.75%) iPad
7 4 (1.75%) iPhone
7 4 (1.75%) Physics
7 4 (1.75%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.75%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.32%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.32%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.88%) Derivative
9 2 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (0.88%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 63 (27.63%) Linux
2 25 (10.96%) Windows
3 22 (9.65%) Unix
4 8 (3.51%) AIX
4 8 (3.51%) Solaris
5 7 (3.07%) HPUX
6 6 (2.63%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.19%) Android
7 5 (2.19%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (56.58%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (40.35%) Scrum
3 69 (30.26%) BDD
4 65 (28.51%) Open Source
5 48 (21.05%) TDD
6 36 (15.79%) Web Development
7 35 (15.35%) SDLC
8 32 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (12.72%) Kanban
10 25 (10.96%) DevOps
11 19 (8.33%) User Stories
12 18 (7.89%) OO
12 18 (7.89%) Software Testing
13 17 (7.46%) ITIL
14 14 (6.14%) Microservices
14 14 (6.14%) Software Distribution
15 13 (5.70%) Manual Testing
15 13 (5.70%) Test Automation
16 12 (5.26%) Migration
16 12 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 179 (78.51%) Java
2 119 (52.19%) JavaScript
3 70 (30.70%) SQL
4 44 (19.30%) Perl
5 20 (8.77%) C
5 20 (8.77%) C++
6 16 (7.02%) C#
6 16 (7.02%) PHP
7 14 (6.14%) Ruby
8 12 (5.26%) PowerShell
9 9 (3.95%) Jython
10 6 (2.63%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.63%) Objective-C
10 6 (2.63%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.75%) VBA
11 4 (1.75%) VBScript
12 3 (1.32%) ActionScript
12 3 (1.32%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.32%) VB
13 1 (0.44%) ES6
Qualifications
1 52 (22.81%) Degree
2 15 (6.58%) SC Cleared
2 15 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.51%) CISSP
4 5 (2.19%) ISEB
4 5 (2.19%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.19%) SANS
5 3 (1.32%) CEH
5 3 (1.32%) CISM
5 3 (1.32%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.32%) GIAC
5 3 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.44%) HNC
6 1 (0.44%) HND
6 1 (0.44%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.77%) QA
2 19 (8.33%) WCAG
3 8 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.44%) BS7666
4 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (4.39%) Docker
2 7 (3.07%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.75%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.44%) HDFS
4 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 44 (19.30%) Ansible
2 13 (5.70%) Puppet
3 9 (3.95%) BladeLogic
3 9 (3.95%) SCOrch
4 8 (3.51%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 8 (3.51%) OVPA
4 8 (3.51%) QRadar
5 5 (2.19%) ArcSight ESM
5 5 (2.19%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (1.75%) logstash
6 4 (1.75%) RSA Archer
7 3 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (1.32%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.88%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.88%) Fluentd
8 2 (0.88%) Graylog
8 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.44%) Oozie
Vendors
1 73 (32.02%) ESRI
2 22 (9.65%) HP
3 16 (7.02%) Oracle
4 13 (5.70%) Splunk
5 10 (4.39%) IBM
6 9 (3.95%) BMC
6 9 (3.95%) CA
6 9 (3.95%) Dell
6 9 (3.95%) Microsoft
7 6 (2.63%) Symantec
8 5 (2.19%) ArcSight
8 5 (2.19%) MapR
9 4 (1.75%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.32%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.32%) Twitter
11 2 (0.88%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.44%) Adobe
12 1 (0.44%) Progress
12 1 (0.44%) Sybase
12 1 (0.44%) TIBCO
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