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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 89 106 106
Rank change year-on-year
+17 0
Contract jobs citing Python 35 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.27% 0.41% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.08% 1.10% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 2
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£390 £343 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.86% -1.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £278 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £550 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -0.70%
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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
1137 913 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 41.23% 37.42% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 481 408
Average daily rate £375 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 15
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.90 £15.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +3 19 £390 +39.28% 12
Glasgow +1 7 £348 -22.66% 6
Stirling - 1 £400 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
East Lothian - - - -
Fife - - - - 1
Midlothian - - - -
Python
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 40 (59.70%) Perl
2 36 (53.73%) Java
3 35 (52.24%) Linux
4 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (46.27%) UNIX
6 22 (32.84%) C++
7 21 (31.34%) PHP
8 20 (29.85%) Security Testing
9 18 (26.87%) Big Data
10 16 (23.88%) Information Security
10 16 (23.88%) Degree
11 15 (22.39%) Ruby
12 14 (20.90%) Computer Science
12 14 (20.90%) Test Automation
13 12 (17.91%) Windows
13 12 (17.91%) Selenium
14 11 (16.42%) SQL
14 11 (16.42%) SC Cleared
14 11 (16.42%) Security Cleared
15 8 (11.94%) Product Management
15 8 (11.94%) ArcSight
15 8 (11.94%) SIEM
15 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
15 8 (11.94%) HTML
15 8 (11.94%) CSS
15 8 (11.94%) Web Services
15 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
15 8 (11.94%) Firewall
15 8 (11.94%) Intrusion Detection
15 8 (11.94%) Continuous Integration

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (5.97%) nginx
2 2 (2.99%) Apache
3 1 (1.49%) CMS
3 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.49%) Drupal
3 1 (1.49%) WordPress
3 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 1 (1.49%) Confluence
3 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.49%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.49%) Route 53
1 1 (1.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.94%) Firewall
1 8 (11.94%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (5.97%) Network Security
3 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.49%) IPv4
4 1 (1.49%) IPv6
4 1 (1.49%) LDAP
4 1 (1.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.87%) Big Data
2 5 (7.46%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.97%) Hadoop
4 3 (4.48%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.48%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.99%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.99%) DB2
6 1 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.49%) MySQL
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.49%) Redis
6 1 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (17.91%) Selenium
2 5 (7.46%) JIRA
3 3 (4.48%) Zephyr
3 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.99%) Hudson
4 2 (2.99%) Subversion
4 2 (2.99%) Maven
4 2 (2.99%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.49%) JMeter
5 1 (1.49%) Ant
5 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.49%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.49%) Cobertura
5 1 (1.49%) Concordion
5 1 (1.49%) Calabash
General
1 3 (4.48%) Banking
2 1 (1.49%) Electronics
2 1 (1.49%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (46.27%) Developer
2 13 (19.40%) Software Developer
3 11 (16.42%) Software Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Tester
4 6 (8.96%) Analyst
4 6 (8.96%) Python Developer
5 4 (5.97%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Development Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Verification Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Big Data Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Senior Quality Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Software Tester
7 2 (2.99%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (2.99%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) HTML
1 8 (11.94%) Web Services
1 8 (11.94%) CSS
2 7 (10.45%) Ruby on Rails
2 7 (10.45%) .NET
3 5 (7.46%) JSON
3 5 (7.46%) AngularJS
3 5 (7.46%) Flask
4 4 (5.97%) Celery
4 4 (5.97%) HTML5
5 3 (4.48%) XML
6 2 (2.99%) XSLT
6 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.99%) jQuery
7 1 (1.49%) RESTful
7 1 (1.49%) Sinatra
7 1 (1.49%) Bottle
7 1 (1.49%) Struts
7 1 (1.49%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.49%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.48%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.99%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.49%) Physics
5 1 (1.49%) DataPower
5 1 (1.49%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 35 (52.24%) Linux
2 31 (46.27%) UNIX
3 12 (17.91%) Windows
4 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.85%) Security Testing
3 16 (23.88%) Information Security
4 14 (20.90%) Test Automation
5 8 (11.94%) Product Management
5 8 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (11.94%) Incident Management
5 8 (11.94%) SIEM
6 7 (10.45%) Manual Testing
6 7 (10.45%) Software Engineering
6 7 (10.45%) Software Testing
6 7 (10.45%) BDD
7 5 (7.46%) Automated Testing
7 5 (7.46%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (5.97%) OWASP
8 4 (5.97%) Test Scripting
8 4 (5.97%) Scrum
8 4 (5.97%) SOA
8 4 (5.97%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.48%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 40 (59.70%) Perl
2 36 (53.73%) Java
3 22 (32.84%) C++
4 21 (31.34%) PHP
5 15 (22.39%) Ruby
6 11 (16.42%) SQL
7 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.97%) C
8 4 (5.97%) VB
9 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.99%) C#
10 2 (2.99%) VBScript
11 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.49%) XPath
11 1 (1.49%) Groovy
11 1 (1.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (23.88%) Degree
2 11 (16.42%) SC Cleared
2 11 (16.42%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.46%) PMP
3 5 (7.46%) PMI Certification
3 5 (7.46%) GCIA
3 5 (7.46%) CISSP
4 3 (4.48%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.49%) ISEB
6 1 (1.49%) RHCE
6 1 (1.49%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) DICOM
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Puppet
2 1 (1.49%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.49%) SELinux
Vendors
1 8 (11.94%) ArcSight
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) Sybase
3 2 (2.99%) HP
4 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.49%) Zend
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft