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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 96 97 103
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing Python 25 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.93% 0.67% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.43% 1.89% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 4
Average daily rate
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£390 £310 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -10.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £292 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £405 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Python
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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
1029 793 755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 38.40% 35.43% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 400 422
Average daily rate £375 £334 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.44% +2.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 10
Average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.12 £13.50 £12.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.00 £128.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -1 8 £470 +56.66% 17
Glasgow -5 7 £348 -22.66% 13
Stirling - 1 £400 - 1
Fife - - - - 2
Midlothian - - - -
Python
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 38 (63.33%) Perl
2 34 (56.67%) Linux
3 33 (55.00%) Java
3 33 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (51.67%) UNIX
5 24 (40.00%) C++
6 20 (33.33%) PHP
6 20 (33.33%) Security Testing
7 18 (30.00%) Big Data
8 16 (26.67%) Degree
8 16 (26.67%) Ruby
8 16 (26.67%) Information Security
9 14 (23.33%) Computer Science
10 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
11 12 (20.00%) Windows
12 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
12 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
13 10 (16.67%) Selenium
14 9 (15.00%) Software Engineering
14 9 (15.00%) SQL
15 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
15 8 (13.33%) Web Services
15 8 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
15 8 (13.33%) Firewall
15 8 (13.33%) Incident Management
15 8 (13.33%) Product Management
15 8 (13.33%) ArcSight
15 8 (13.33%) SIEM
16 7 (11.67%) Ruby on Rails
16 7 (11.67%) HTML

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (5.00%) nginx
2 2 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (1.67%) CMS
3 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.67%) JBoss
3 1 (1.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.67%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 8 (13.33%) Firewall
2 4 (6.67%) Network Security
3 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.67%) LDAP
4 1 (1.67%) IPv4
4 1 (1.67%) IPv6
4 1 (1.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (30.00%) Big Data
2 4 (6.67%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.67%) Redis
4 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (16.67%) Selenium
2 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.67%) Subversion
4 2 (3.33%) Redmine
4 2 (3.33%) Mercurial
4 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.33%) Hudson
4 2 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.33%) Maven
4 2 (3.33%) JIRA
5 1 (1.67%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.67%) JMeter
5 1 (1.67%) Ant
5 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.67%) Cobertura
5 1 (1.67%) Calabash
5 1 (1.67%) Concordion
General
1 2 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (1.67%) Electronics
2 1 (1.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (43.33%) Developer
2 13 (21.67%) Software Developer
3 11 (18.33%) Software Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Tester
4 6 (10.00%) Python Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Development Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Django Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Python/Django Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Big Data Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Development Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (3.33%) Programmer
8 2 (3.33%) Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) Web Services
2 7 (11.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 7 (11.67%) HTML
3 6 (10.00%) .NET
3 6 (10.00%) CSS
4 4 (6.67%) Flask
4 4 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.00%) JSON
5 3 (5.00%) XML
5 3 (5.00%) HTML5
5 3 (5.00%) Celery
6 2 (3.33%) XSLT
6 2 (3.33%) Django
6 2 (3.33%) jQuery
7 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.67%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.67%) Spring
7 1 (1.67%) J2EE
7 1 (1.67%) XHTML
7 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.00%) Cryptography
3 2 (3.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.67%) Physics
4 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Open Source
4 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 34 (56.67%) Linux
2 31 (51.67%) UNIX
3 12 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 16 (26.67%) Information Security
4 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
5 9 (15.00%) Software Engineering
6 8 (13.33%) Incident Management
6 8 (13.33%) Product Management
6 8 (13.33%) SIEM
7 5 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (6.67%) BDD
8 4 (6.67%) SOA
8 4 (6.67%) Manual Testing
8 4 (6.67%) OWASP
9 3 (5.00%) TDD
9 3 (5.00%) Automated Testing
9 3 (5.00%) Coaching
10 2 (3.33%) DevOps
10 2 (3.33%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 38 (63.33%) Perl
2 33 (55.00%) Java
3 24 (40.00%) C++
4 20 (33.33%) PHP
5 16 (26.67%) Ruby
6 9 (15.00%) SQL
7 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
8 4 (6.67%) C
9 3 (5.00%) C#
9 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
10 2 (3.33%) VBScript
10 2 (3.33%) VB
10 2 (3.33%) VBA
11 1 (1.67%) Groovy
11 1 (1.67%) XPath
11 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (26.67%) Degree
2 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
2 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.33%) GCIA
3 5 (8.33%) PMP
3 5 (8.33%) PMI Certification
3 5 (8.33%) CISSP
4 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.67%) ISEB
4 1 (1.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) DICOM
2 1 (1.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Puppet
2 1 (1.67%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.67%) SELinux
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) ArcSight
2 2 (3.33%) HP
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
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