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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 91 101 94
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing Python 32 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.16% 0.74% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.31% 2.14% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £224 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £420 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+44.14% -30.62%
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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
967 842 825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.99% 34.65% 40.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 447 451
Average daily rate £375 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 15
Average hourly rate £30.75 £18.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.83% -55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.71 £13.50 £14.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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 +2 15 £400 +33.33% 18
Glasgow +2 7 £348 -22.66% 17
Fife - 1 - -
Midlothian - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Python
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 42 (64.62%) Perl
2 36 (55.38%) Linux
3 35 (53.85%) Java
4 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (46.15%) UNIX
6 25 (38.46%) C++
7 20 (30.77%) PHP
7 20 (30.77%) Security Testing
8 18 (27.69%) Big Data
9 16 (24.62%) Information Security
10 15 (23.08%) Degree
11 14 (21.54%) Computer Science
12 13 (20.00%) Test Automation
13 12 (18.46%) Ruby
13 12 (18.46%) Windows
14 11 (16.92%) SC Cleared
14 11 (16.92%) Security Cleared
15 10 (15.38%) JavaScript
15 10 (15.38%) SQL
15 10 (15.38%) Software Engineering
15 10 (15.38%) Selenium
16 8 (12.31%) Intrusion Detection
16 8 (12.31%) Firewall
16 8 (12.31%) Incident Management
16 8 (12.31%) Product Management
16 8 (12.31%) Hadoop
16 8 (12.31%) ArcSight
16 8 (12.31%) SIEM
17 7 (10.77%) .NET
18 6 (9.23%) C

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (6.15%) JBoss
2 3 (4.62%) Apache
2 3 (4.62%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.54%) CMS
3 1 (1.54%) nginx
3 1 (1.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Amazon EMR
1 3 (4.62%) Amazon Kinesis
2 2 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.54%) Route 53
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) Firewall
1 8 (12.31%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (6.15%) Network Security
3 2 (3.08%) Wireless
3 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.54%) IPv4
4 1 (1.54%) IPv6
4 1 (1.54%) SAN
4 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.54%) LDAP
4 1 (1.54%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.69%) Big Data
2 8 (12.31%) Hadoop
3 4 (6.15%) Apache Hive
3 4 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.54%) Redis
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (15.38%) Selenium
2 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.15%) Subversion
4 2 (3.08%) Maven
4 2 (3.08%) JIRA
4 2 (3.08%) Redmine
4 2 (3.08%) Mercurial
4 2 (3.08%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.08%) Hudson
5 1 (1.54%) Cobertura
5 1 (1.54%) Concordion
5 1 (1.54%) Calabash
5 1 (1.54%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.54%) Ant
5 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.54%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.54%) JMeter
General
1 2 (3.08%) Finance
1 2 (3.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (40.00%) Developer
2 11 (16.92%) Software Developer
3 10 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) Tester
5 5 (7.69%) Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Development Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Python Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (3.08%) Programmer
8 2 (3.08%) Consultant
8 2 (3.08%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.08%) Administrator
8 2 (3.08%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Software Tester
8 2 (3.08%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Senior Development Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) .NET
2 6 (9.23%) Web Services
3 5 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (6.15%) XML
4 4 (6.15%) HTML
5 3 (4.62%) CSS
6 2 (3.08%) XSLT
6 2 (3.08%) jQuery
6 2 (3.08%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.08%) Flask
7 1 (1.54%) Bottle
7 1 (1.54%) Celery
7 1 (1.54%) RESTful
7 1 (1.54%) HTML5
7 1 (1.54%) Sinatra
7 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.54%) JSON
7 1 (1.54%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.54%) Django
7 1 (1.54%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.54%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.62%) Cryptography
3 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.54%) ASIC
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) VHDL
4 1 (1.54%) Verilog
4 1 (1.54%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 36 (55.38%) Linux
2 30 (46.15%) UNIX
3 12 (18.46%) Windows
4 4 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (30.77%) Security Testing
3 16 (24.62%) Information Security
4 13 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 10 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 8 (12.31%) Product Management
6 8 (12.31%) Incident Management
6 8 (12.31%) SIEM
7 5 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.15%) OWASP
8 4 (6.15%) BDD
8 4 (6.15%) TDD
8 4 (6.15%) SOA
9 3 (4.62%) Scrum
9 3 (4.62%) Manual Testing
10 2 (3.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (3.08%) Pattern Recognition
10 2 (3.08%) Integration Testing
10 2 (3.08%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (64.62%) Perl
2 35 (53.85%) Java
3 25 (38.46%) C++
4 20 (30.77%) PHP
5 12 (18.46%) Ruby
6 10 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 10 (15.38%) SQL
7 6 (9.23%) C
8 4 (6.15%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.62%) C#
10 2 (3.08%) VBA
11 1 (1.54%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.54%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.54%) XPath
11 1 (1.54%) Groovy
11 1 (1.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (23.08%) Degree
2 11 (16.92%) SC Cleared
2 11 (16.92%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.69%) PMP
3 5 (7.69%) PMI Certification
3 5 (7.69%) GCIA
3 5 (7.69%) CISSP
4 1 (1.54%) RHCE
4 1 (1.54%) ISEB
4 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.54%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) QA
1 2 (3.08%) DICOM
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) Puppet
2 3 (4.62%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (1.54%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.54%) SELinux
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) ArcSight
2 4 (6.15%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.62%) VMware
4 2 (3.08%) HP
5 1 (1.54%) EMC
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco
5 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.54%) Brocade
5 1 (1.54%) Xilinx
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