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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
UK / Scotland
Rank 26 68 94
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +26
Contract jobs citing Python 98 64 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.81% 2.47% 1.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.78% 7.47% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 28 13
Median daily rate £350 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £283 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%

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
767 857 984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.47% 33.11% 35.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 482 589
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 13
Median hourly rate £43.00 £22.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.11% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.50 £15.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +12.67%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +32 52 £375 -6.25% 25
Glasgow +16 20 £370 -8.39% 13
Fife 0 16 £265 -17.18%
Angus - 3 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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.

1 145 (67.76%) Java
2 112 (52.34%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (36.92%) JavaScript
4 75 (35.05%) Linux
5 71 (33.18%) BDD
6 65 (30.37%) Scrum
7 58 (27.10%) SQL
8 57 (26.64%) JIRA
9 50 (23.36%) Jenkins
10 48 (22.43%) Maven
11 45 (21.03%) Open Source
12 43 (20.09%) Cucumber
12 43 (20.09%) AngularJS
13 41 (19.16%) DevOps
13 41 (19.16%) Selenium
13 41 (19.16%) Perl
14 40 (18.69%) Gradle
15 39 (18.22%) PostGIS
15 39 (18.22%) TDD
16 38 (17.76%) OpenLayers
17 37 (17.29%) GeoServer
17 37 (17.29%) ESRI
18 36 (16.82%) GIS
18 36 (16.82%) Leaflet
18 36 (16.82%) Ansible
19 35 (16.36%) Web Services
20 30 (14.02%) Git (software)
20 30 (14.02%) JBehave
21 29 (13.55%) Degree
22 27 (12.62%) NoSQL

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 37 (17.29%) GeoServer
2 17 (7.94%) JBoss
3 8 (3.74%) Apache Spark
3 8 (3.74%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.34%) Confluence
4 5 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.34%) nginx
4 5 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.87%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.40%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.93%) Apache
8 1 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.47%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.47%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.47%) CMS
8 1 (0.47%) Drupal
8 1 (0.47%) IIS
8 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) Edge Animate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.34%) iTunes
2 5 (2.34%) PaaS
3 3 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.40%) GitHub
4 2 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.93%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.93%) IaaS
4 2 (0.93%) Trello
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.47%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.47%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.47%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.21%) Firewall
2 11 (5.14%) DNS
3 8 (3.74%) HTTPS
4 7 (3.27%) HTTP
5 6 (2.80%) iSCSI
5 6 (2.80%) NAS
5 6 (2.80%) SAN
6 4 (1.87%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.40%) LDAP
8 2 (0.93%) SSL
9 1 (0.47%) DECT
9 1 (0.47%) RS-485
9 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.47%) Wireless
9 1 (0.47%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (16.82%) GIS
2 27 (12.62%) NoSQL
3 24 (11.21%) Big Data
4 17 (7.94%) Spatial Data
5 12 (5.61%) Hadoop
6 10 (4.67%) SQL Server
7 9 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (4.21%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.74%) MySQL
8 8 (3.74%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.80%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.80%) MongoDB
10 5 (2.34%) HBase
10 5 (2.34%) QGIS
10 5 (2.34%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.87%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.93%) CouchDB
13 2 (0.93%) Redis
13 2 (0.93%) Riak
Development Applications
1 57 (26.64%) JIRA
2 50 (23.36%) Jenkins
3 48 (22.43%) Maven
4 43 (20.09%) Cucumber
5 41 (19.16%) Selenium
6 40 (18.69%) Gradle
7 30 (14.02%) Git (software)
7 30 (14.02%) JBehave
8 14 (6.54%) Artifactory
8 14 (6.54%) SoapUI
8 14 (6.54%) Subversion
9 9 (4.21%) WebDriver
10 6 (2.80%) Bugzilla
11 5 (2.34%) GitLab
12 4 (1.87%) gulp
12 4 (1.87%) Travis CI
13 3 (1.40%) Ant
13 3 (1.40%) Bower
13 3 (1.40%) CircleCI
14 2 (0.93%) HP UFT
General
1 24 (11.21%) Finance
2 9 (4.21%) Banking
2 9 (4.21%) Law
3 2 (0.93%) Games
4 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.47%) Legal
4 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 85 (39.72%) Developer
2 37 (17.29%) Java Developer
3 28 (13.08%) Python Developer
4 19 (8.88%) Consultant
4 19 (8.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 18 (8.41%) GIS Developer
6 17 (7.94%) Analyst
7 16 (7.48%) JavaScript Developer
8 14 (6.54%) Tester
9 13 (6.07%) Angular Developer
9 13 (6.07%) Open Source Developer
10 12 (5.61%) Automation Tester
10 12 (5.61%) Splunk Engineer
10 12 (5.61%) Test Analyst
10 12 (5.61%) Web Developer
11 11 (5.14%) Developer in Test
11 11 (5.14%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (4.67%) Test Engineer
13 9 (4.21%) Senior Test Analyst
14 8 (3.74%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (20.09%) AngularJS
2 39 (18.22%) PostGIS
3 38 (17.76%) OpenLayers
4 36 (16.82%) Leaflet
5 35 (16.36%) Web Services
6 27 (12.62%) REST
7 25 (11.68%) HTML
8 17 (7.94%) HTML5
9 16 (7.48%) CSS
10 14 (6.54%) jQuery
11 11 (5.14%) Middleware
11 11 (5.14%) Node.js
12 10 (4.67%) Kafka
13 9 (4.21%) CSS3
13 9 (4.21%) JSON
13 9 (4.21%) Spring
14 8 (3.74%) J2EE
14 8 (3.74%) Java EE
14 8 (3.74%) RESTful
14 8 (3.74%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.67%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (3.74%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.27%) Algorithms
4 7 (3.27%) iPad
5 6 (2.80%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.80%) Mathematics
5 6 (2.80%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.80%) User Experience
6 5 (2.34%) Applied Mathematics
6 5 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.34%) iPhone
6 5 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.34%) Physics
6 5 (2.34%) Social Media
6 5 (2.34%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.87%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.40%) Blog
8 3 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.93%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 75 (35.05%) Linux
2 25 (11.68%) Windows
3 17 (7.94%) Unix
4 8 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.27%) Android
5 7 (3.27%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.27%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.87%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.40%) AIX
8 2 (0.93%) Tru64
9 1 (0.47%) CentOS
9 1 (0.47%) Solaris
9 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (52.34%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (33.18%) BDD
3 65 (30.37%) Scrum
4 45 (21.03%) Open Source
5 41 (19.16%) DevOps
6 39 (18.22%) TDD
7 27 (12.62%) SDLC
8 25 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (11.68%) Kanban
9 24 (11.21%) OO
10 18 (8.41%) Software Engineering
10 18 (8.41%) Test Automation
11 17 (7.94%) Web Development
12 16 (7.48%) Microservices
13 15 (7.01%) Analytics
13 15 (7.01%) Open Source Development
13 15 (7.01%) SIEM
14 13 (6.07%) User Stories
15 12 (5.61%) Manual Testing
16 11 (5.14%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (67.76%) Java
2 79 (36.92%) JavaScript
3 58 (27.10%) SQL
4 41 (19.16%) Perl
5 17 (7.94%) Ruby
6 16 (7.48%) Bash Shell
7 15 (7.01%) C#
7 15 (7.01%) C++
8 14 (6.54%) PowerShell
9 13 (6.07%) C
10 10 (4.67%) Shell Script
11 9 (4.21%) Jython
11 9 (4.21%) PHP
12 6 (2.80%) VBA
13 5 (2.34%) ActionScript
13 5 (2.34%) Apple Swift
13 5 (2.34%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.87%) ES6
15 3 (1.40%) CoffeeScript
15 3 (1.40%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 29 (13.55%) Degree
2 11 (5.14%) CISSP
3 7 (3.27%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.27%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.80%) CEH
5 5 (2.34%) SANS
6 3 (1.40%) CISM
6 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.40%) GIAC
7 1 (0.47%) HNC
7 1 (0.47%) HND
7 1 (0.47%) ISEB
7 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.47%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.28%) QA
2 9 (4.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.87%) WCAG
4 1 (0.47%) BS7666
System Software
1 14 (6.54%) Docker
2 9 (4.21%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.80%) Apache Flume
4 3 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.47%) Firmware
5 1 (0.47%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 36 (16.82%) Ansible
2 26 (12.15%) Puppet
3 9 (4.21%) BladeLogic
3 9 (4.21%) SCOrch
4 8 (3.74%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 8 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.74%) QRadar
5 7 (3.27%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (2.80%) logstash
7 5 (2.34%) ArcSight ESM
7 5 (2.34%) BMC PATROL
7 5 (2.34%) Data Guard
8 3 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.47%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 1 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.47%) Nagios
10 1 (0.47%) Packer
Vendors
1 37 (17.29%) ESRI
2 19 (8.88%) Splunk
3 15 (7.01%) Oracle
4 14 (6.54%) IBM
5 10 (4.67%) Microsoft
6 9 (4.21%) BMC
6 9 (4.21%) CA
6 9 (4.21%) Dell
7 8 (3.74%) HP
7 8 (3.74%) Symantec
8 7 (3.27%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.80%) CA Agile Central
9 6 (2.80%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.34%) AppDynamics
10 5 (2.34%) ArcSight
10 5 (2.34%) MapR
11 3 (1.40%) Twitter
12 2 (0.93%) Adobe
12 2 (0.93%) EMC
12 2 (0.93%) Informatica
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