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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 77 98 89
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -9
Contract jobs citing Python 49 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.62% 1.16% 1.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.19% 2.85% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 17
Average daily rate
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£389 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £328 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £473 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.68%
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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
944 1089 967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 31.29% 40.63% 38.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 633 452
Average daily rate £352 £369 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +0.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 16
Average hourly rate £34.80 £32.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +22 29 £395 -12.22% 26
Glasgow -6 11 £319 -15.00% 12
West Lothian - 3 £385 - 1
Fife - 2 - -
Python
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 37 (41.57%) Linux
2 35 (39.33%) JavaScript
3 28 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (30.34%) Finance
4 27 (30.34%) SQL
4 27 (30.34%) Java
5 26 (29.21%) Perl
6 24 (26.97%) TDD
7 22 (24.72%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (23.60%) Banking
9 17 (19.10%) Hadoop
10 16 (17.98%) Apache Hive
10 16 (17.98%) PHP
10 16 (17.98%) C++
11 15 (16.85%) Telecoms
12 14 (15.73%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (15.73%) Apache Pig
13 13 (14.61%) Amazon EMR
13 13 (14.61%) Amazon Kinesis
13 13 (14.61%) Amazon AWS
13 13 (14.61%) Software Engineering
14 11 (12.36%) Apache
14 11 (12.36%) Jenkins
15 10 (11.24%) SDLC
16 9 (10.11%) Hudson
16 9 (10.11%) Multithreading
16 9 (10.11%) UNIX
16 9 (10.11%) HTML
17 8 (8.99%) C
17 8 (8.99%) OO

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 14 (15.73%) Apache Pig
2 11 (12.36%) Apache
3 3 (3.37%) JBoss
4 2 (2.25%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.12%) CMS
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.12%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Office
1 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.61%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (14.61%) Amazon EMR
1 13 (14.61%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) Wireless
2 3 (3.37%) GPRS
2 3 (3.37%) PSTN
2 3 (3.37%) PPP
2 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.12%) SAN
4 1 (1.12%) Internet
4 1 (1.12%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.10%) Hadoop
2 16 (17.98%) Apache Hive
3 14 (15.73%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.62%) MySQL
5 3 (3.37%) KDB
6 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.25%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.25%) Big Data
6 2 (2.25%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.12%) MSDE
7 1 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.12%) HBase
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.12%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 11 (12.36%) Jenkins
2 9 (10.11%) Hudson
3 8 (8.99%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.49%) Selenium
4 4 (4.49%) Subversion
4 4 (4.49%) Maven
5 2 (2.25%) JIRA
5 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.25%) FishEye
6 1 (1.12%) Gradle
6 1 (1.12%) Robot Framework
6 1 (1.12%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.12%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.12%) Redmine
6 1 (1.12%) Ant
6 1 (1.12%) JDeveloper
6 1 (1.12%) HP UFT
General
1 27 (30.34%) Finance
2 21 (23.60%) Banking
3 15 (16.85%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.62%) Front Office
5 2 (2.25%) Games
6 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (50.56%) Developer
2 22 (24.72%) Python Developer
3 7 (7.87%) Integration Engineer
4 6 (6.74%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 6 (6.74%) Analyst
4 6 (6.74%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (6.74%) Software Engineer
5 5 (5.62%) Hadoop Developer
6 3 (3.37%) Firmware Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) Test Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) PHP Developer
7 2 (2.25%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 2 (2.25%) Verification Engineer
7 2 (2.25%) C Software Engineer
7 2 (2.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.25%) Senior Python Developer
7 2 (2.25%) GIS Analyst
7 2 (2.25%) Embedded C Engineer
7 2 (2.25%) Information Analyst
7 2 (2.25%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.11%) HTML
2 8 (8.99%) CSS
3 7 (7.87%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (5.62%) XML
5 4 (4.49%) jQuery
5 4 (4.49%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.37%) HTML5
6 3 (3.37%) CSS3
6 3 (3.37%) Backbone.js
7 2 (2.25%) Software Packaging
7 2 (2.25%) Django
7 2 (2.25%) Middleware
7 2 (2.25%) SOAP
7 2 (2.25%) Web Services
7 2 (2.25%) .NET
8 1 (1.12%) J2EE
8 1 (1.12%) EJB
8 1 (1.12%) Java EE
8 1 (1.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Derivative
2 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.49%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.49%) Equities
4 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.37%) Verilog
5 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.25%) VHDL
5 2 (2.25%) ASIC
5 2 (2.25%) GIS
6 1 (1.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.12%) Physics
6 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 37 (41.57%) Linux
2 9 (10.11%) UNIX
3 7 (7.87%) Windows
4 6 (6.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.97%) TDD
3 22 (24.72%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (14.61%) Software Engineering
5 10 (11.24%) SDLC
6 9 (10.11%) Multithreading
7 8 (8.99%) Pair Programming
7 8 (8.99%) OO
8 5 (5.62%) CRM
9 4 (4.49%) Manual Testing
9 4 (4.49%) Unit Testing
9 4 (4.49%) Mobile First
9 4 (4.49%) DevOps
9 4 (4.49%) Mentoring
10 3 (3.37%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (3.37%) Automation Testing
10 3 (3.37%) Low Latency
10 3 (3.37%) Information Security
10 3 (3.37%) Automated Testing
10 3 (3.37%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (39.33%) JavaScript
2 27 (30.34%) Java
2 27 (30.34%) SQL
3 26 (29.21%) Perl
4 16 (17.98%) PHP
4 16 (17.98%) C++
5 8 (8.99%) C
5 8 (8.99%) Shell Script
6 7 (7.87%) C#
7 4 (4.49%) Embedded C
8 3 (3.37%) VB
8 3 (3.37%) Assembly Language
9 2 (2.25%) Tcl
9 2 (2.25%) Ruby
9 2 (2.25%) Embedded C++
9 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.12%) R
10 1 (1.12%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (1.12%) VBA
10 1 (1.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (8.99%) Degree
2 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.12%) ISEB
2 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.49%) Firmware
2 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.12%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) Puppet
2 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (2.25%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (2.25%) Netcool
4 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (6.74%) Oracle
2 3 (3.37%) Red Hat
2 3 (3.37%) VMware
2 3 (3.37%) Xilinx
3 2 (2.25%) Twitter
3 2 (2.25%) ESRI
3 2 (2.25%) Sybase
3 2 (2.25%) IBM
4 1 (1.12%) EMC
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco
4 1 (1.12%) Perforce
4 1 (1.12%) Brocade
4 1 (1.12%) PayPal
4 1 (1.12%) WorldPay
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