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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 45 80 83
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +3
Contract jobs citing Python 123 52 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.24% 1.79% 1.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.42% 5.50% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 24 33
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £340 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £485 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +33.33%
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
990 945 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.11% 32.44% 39.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 500 599
Median daily rate £370 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 23
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +22.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +31 80 £400 - 10
Glasgow +12 19 £375 - 16
Fife +10 10 £375 +36.36%
Renfrewshire - 8 £388 - 2
Dundee - 1 £225 -
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 114 (61.62%) Java
2 95 (51.35%) JavaScript
3 92 (49.73%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (40.54%) Linux
5 64 (34.59%) Open Source
6 57 (30.81%) AngularJS
7 55 (29.73%) Jenkins
7 55 (29.73%) SQL
8 53 (28.65%) Perl
8 53 (28.65%) GIS
8 53 (28.65%) REST
8 53 (28.65%) NoSQL
9 51 (27.57%) Web Services
10 50 (27.03%) PostGIS
10 50 (27.03%) GeoServer
11 48 (25.95%) OpenLayers
12 47 (25.41%) Continuous Integration
13 46 (24.86%) Scrum
14 42 (22.70%) Leaflet
15 41 (22.16%) Maven
15 41 (22.16%) Selenium
15 41 (22.16%) JIRA
16 40 (21.62%) ESRI
17 37 (20.00%) SDLC
18 35 (18.92%) DevOps
18 35 (18.92%) HTML
18 35 (18.92%) TDD
19 34 (18.38%) Gradle
19 34 (18.38%) Cucumber
20 32 (17.30%) JBehave

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 50 (27.03%) GeoServer
2 22 (11.89%) Node.js
3 12 (6.49%) JBoss
4 8 (4.32%) Apache
5 7 (3.78%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.78%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.70%) ArcGIS
7 4 (2.16%) GlassFish
8 3 (1.62%) lighttpd
8 3 (1.62%) nginx
9 2 (1.08%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.08%) Confluence
9 2 (1.08%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.08%) IIS
9 2 (1.08%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.54%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (7.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.16%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.86%) PaaS
4 2 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.54%) IaaS
5 1 (0.54%) iTunes
5 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.27%) Firewall
2 17 (9.19%) HTTP
3 9 (4.86%) SAN
4 8 (4.32%) DNS
4 8 (4.32%) HTTPS
4 8 (4.32%) iSCSI
4 8 (4.32%) NAS
5 5 (2.70%) LDAP
5 5 (2.70%) SSL
6 4 (2.16%) FTP
6 4 (2.16%) SMTP
6 4 (2.16%) SNMP
7 3 (1.62%) DHCP
7 3 (1.62%) IPv4
7 3 (1.62%) IPv6
7 3 (1.62%) Kerberos
7 3 (1.62%) Network Security
7 3 (1.62%) SSH
8 2 (1.08%) Internet
8 2 (1.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (28.65%) GIS
1 53 (28.65%) NoSQL
2 18 (9.73%) MongoDB
3 14 (7.57%) SQL Server
4 9 (4.86%) RDBMS
4 9 (4.86%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.32%) QGIS
6 6 (3.24%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.70%) MySQL
8 4 (2.16%) Big Data
8 4 (2.16%) DB2
9 3 (1.62%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.08%) Spotfire
11 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.54%) HBase
11 1 (0.54%) Impala
11 1 (0.54%) Mahout
11 1 (0.54%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 55 (29.73%) Jenkins
2 41 (22.16%) JIRA
2 41 (22.16%) Maven
2 41 (22.16%) Selenium
3 34 (18.38%) Cucumber
3 34 (18.38%) Gradle
4 32 (17.30%) Git (software)
4 32 (17.30%) JBehave
5 26 (14.05%) Subversion
6 15 (8.11%) Hudson
7 13 (7.03%) Artifactory
8 11 (5.95%) TeamCity
9 10 (5.41%) Bower
10 9 (4.86%) MSBuild
10 9 (4.86%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (3.24%) Ant
11 6 (3.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (2.70%) ClearCase
12 5 (2.70%) DBeaver
12 5 (2.70%) JUnit
General
1 23 (12.43%) Finance
2 9 (4.86%) Legal
3 7 (3.78%) Banking
4 3 (1.62%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.08%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.08%) Marketing
6 1 (0.54%) Advertising
6 1 (0.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 82 (44.32%) Developer
2 45 (24.32%) GIS Developer
3 23 (12.43%) Java Developer
4 17 (9.19%) Senior Developer
5 13 (7.03%) Senior Java Developer
6 12 (6.49%) Architect
6 12 (6.49%) Automation Engineer
7 9 (4.86%) Build Engineer
7 9 (4.86%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (4.86%) GIS Web Developer
7 9 (4.86%) Web Developer
8 8 (4.32%) Analyst
8 8 (4.32%) Build Automation Engineer
8 8 (4.32%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (4.32%) Python Developer
8 8 (4.32%) Test Engineer
9 7 (3.78%) Administrator
10 6 (3.24%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.24%) Software Test Engineer
10 6 (3.24%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (30.81%) AngularJS
2 53 (28.65%) REST
3 51 (27.57%) Web Services
4 50 (27.03%) PostGIS
5 48 (25.95%) OpenLayers
6 42 (22.70%) Leaflet
7 35 (18.92%) HTML
8 26 (14.05%) CSS
9 19 (10.27%) Middleware
10 18 (9.73%) jQuery
11 15 (8.11%) Spring
12 14 (7.57%) Sass
13 12 (6.49%) Flask
14 11 (5.95%) Spring Boot
15 9 (4.86%) Java EE
15 9 (4.86%) RESTful
15 9 (4.86%) XML
16 8 (4.32%) .NET
17 7 (3.78%) Hibernate
17 7 (3.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.03%) User Experience
2 12 (6.49%) Public Cloud
3 8 (4.32%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.70%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.62%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.62%) PKI
6 3 (1.62%) Replication
6 3 (1.62%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.08%) Clustering
7 2 (1.08%) Derivative
7 2 (1.08%) EMV
7 2 (1.08%) Equities
7 2 (1.08%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.08%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.08%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.08%) Photography
8 1 (0.54%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.54%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.54%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 75 (40.54%) Linux
2 32 (17.30%) Unix
3 26 (14.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (13.51%) Windows
5 13 (7.03%) Windows Server
6 7 (3.78%) AIX
7 4 (2.16%) Debian
7 4 (2.16%) SUSE
8 2 (1.08%) Android
8 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.08%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.08%) Solaris
9 1 (0.54%) Fedora
9 1 (0.54%) HPUX
9 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (49.73%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (34.59%) Open Source
3 47 (25.41%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (24.86%) Scrum
5 37 (20.00%) SDLC
6 35 (18.92%) DevOps
6 35 (18.92%) TDD
7 30 (16.22%) BDD
8 23 (12.43%) Configuration Management
9 22 (11.89%) Microservices
10 18 (9.73%) ITIL
10 18 (9.73%) Software Engineering
11 16 (8.65%) Kanban
12 14 (7.57%) Migration
13 13 (7.03%) OO
13 13 (7.03%) Test Automation
14 12 (6.49%) High Availability
14 12 (6.49%) Software Testing
15 11 (5.95%) ITSM
16 10 (5.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 114 (61.62%) Java
2 95 (51.35%) JavaScript
3 55 (29.73%) SQL
4 53 (28.65%) Perl
5 28 (15.14%) PowerShell
6 24 (12.97%) Bash Shell
7 17 (9.19%) Shell Script
8 14 (7.57%) Ruby
9 13 (7.03%) C++
9 13 (7.03%) CoffeeScript
9 13 (7.03%) Jython
10 12 (6.49%) PL/SQL
11 10 (5.41%) Korn
12 9 (4.86%) Bourne shell
12 9 (4.86%) C#
13 8 (4.32%) PHP
14 4 (2.16%) C
14 4 (2.16%) VB
15 3 (1.62%) Scala
16 2 (1.08%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 11 (5.95%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.24%) ISEB
4 5 (2.70%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.16%) Degree
5 4 (2.16%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.54%) CISSP
6 1 (0.54%) OCA
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.54%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (14.05%) QA
2 14 (7.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (5.41%) WCAG
4 1 (0.54%) ISO13485
System Software
1 16 (8.65%) Docker
2 14 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.95%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.08%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.54%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 29 (15.68%) Puppet
2 24 (12.97%) Ansible
3 13 (7.03%) BladeLogic
4 12 (6.49%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 12 (6.49%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (6.49%) SCOrch
5 6 (3.24%) CA Wily
5 6 (3.24%) Tivoli
6 5 (2.70%) SCCM
7 4 (2.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (2.16%) WSUS
8 3 (1.62%) Cacti
8 3 (1.62%) Control-M
8 3 (1.62%) Munin
8 3 (1.62%) Nagios
9 2 (1.08%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (1.08%) logstash
9 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.08%) vRealize
9 2 (1.08%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 40 (21.62%) ESRI
2 27 (14.59%) VMware
3 18 (9.73%) Red Hat
4 17 (9.19%) CA
5 16 (8.65%) HP
6 15 (8.11%) Splunk
7 13 (7.03%) Dell
8 12 (6.49%) BMC
9 8 (4.32%) Microsoft
10 7 (3.78%) IBM
11 6 (3.24%) Oracle
12 5 (2.70%) Symantec
13 3 (1.62%) Sybase
14 2 (1.08%) Atlassian
14 2 (1.08%) Citrix
14 2 (1.08%) Cloudera
14 2 (1.08%) Google
14 2 (1.08%) MapR
15 1 (0.54%) ArcSight
15 1 (0.54%) Tableau
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