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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 56 80 91
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +11
Contract jobs citing Python 98 46 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.30% 1.54% 1.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.85% 4.81% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 18 30
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £360 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £465 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £44.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
995 957 1008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 33.46% 32.02% 38.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 528 571
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 20
Average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £21.50 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £55.00 £35.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+7.04% -2.73%

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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +25 63 £405 +1.25% 16
Glasgow +4 15 £381 - 13
Renfrewshire - 12 £410 -
Fife +8 8 £375 +36.36%
Python
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 88 (56.77%) Java
2 69 (44.52%) JavaScript
3 67 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (39.35%) Linux
5 51 (32.90%) SQL
6 46 (29.68%) AngularJS
7 43 (27.74%) Open Source
8 41 (26.45%) NoSQL
8 41 (26.45%) Perl
9 38 (24.52%) REST
10 35 (22.58%) Web Services
10 35 (22.58%) GIS
11 34 (21.94%) DevOps
12 33 (21.29%) Jenkins
13 30 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (18.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (18.71%) Puppet
15 28 (18.06%) PostGIS
15 28 (18.06%) GeoServer
15 28 (18.06%) PowerShell
16 27 (17.42%) Maven
16 27 (17.42%) HTML
17 26 (16.77%) Unix
17 26 (16.77%) JIRA
17 26 (16.77%) Selenium
17 26 (16.77%) OpenLayers
18 25 (16.13%) Leaflet
18 25 (16.13%) Windows
18 25 (16.13%) VMware
19 23 (14.84%) Scrum

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 28 (18.06%) GeoServer
2 17 (10.97%) Node.js
3 11 (7.10%) JBoss
4 7 (4.52%) ArcGIS
4 7 (4.52%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.87%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.23%) Apache
7 4 (2.58%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.29%) Apache Pig
8 2 (1.29%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.29%) Confluence
8 2 (1.29%) IIS
8 2 (1.29%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.65%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.65%) SAS
9 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (9.03%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.23%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.97%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.16%) PaaS
4 2 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.61%) Firewall
2 14 (9.03%) HTTP
3 10 (6.45%) SAN
4 9 (5.81%) HTTPS
4 9 (5.81%) iSCSI
4 9 (5.81%) NAS
5 5 (3.23%) DNS
6 2 (1.29%) LDAP
6 2 (1.29%) SSL
6 2 (1.29%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.65%) RS-232
7 1 (0.65%) RS-485
7 1 (0.65%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (26.45%) NoSQL
2 35 (22.58%) GIS
3 13 (8.39%) MongoDB
4 12 (7.74%) SQL Server
5 10 (6.45%) RDBMS
5 10 (6.45%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.87%) Big Data
6 6 (3.87%) Hadoop
7 5 (3.23%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.94%) DB2
9 3 (1.94%) MySQL
9 3 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.94%) QGIS
10 2 (1.29%) HBase
10 2 (1.29%) Spotfire
11 1 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.65%) Impala
11 1 (0.65%) Mahout
11 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (21.29%) Jenkins
2 27 (17.42%) Maven
3 26 (16.77%) JIRA
3 26 (16.77%) Selenium
4 23 (14.84%) Git (software)
5 20 (12.90%) Cucumber
5 20 (12.90%) Gradle
6 19 (12.26%) Subversion
7 18 (11.61%) JBehave
8 10 (6.45%) TeamCity
9 8 (5.16%) Hudson
9 8 (5.16%) MSBuild
9 8 (5.16%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (3.87%) Ant
11 5 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (3.23%) Bower
11 5 (3.23%) ClearCase
12 4 (2.58%) GitLab
12 4 (2.58%) Introscope
12 4 (2.58%) Robot Framework
General
1 23 (14.84%) Finance
2 10 (6.45%) Banking
3 8 (5.16%) Legal
4 3 (1.94%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.29%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (36.13%) Developer
2 26 (16.77%) GIS Developer
3 18 (11.61%) Java Developer
4 13 (8.39%) Automation Engineer
4 13 (8.39%) Senior Developer
5 12 (7.74%) Architect
6 10 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (5.81%) Analyst
7 9 (5.81%) Build Engineer
7 9 (5.81%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (5.81%) Python Developer
7 9 (5.81%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (5.16%) Build Automation Engineer
9 6 (3.87%) Administrator
9 6 (3.87%) Data Manager
9 6 (3.87%) Software Test Engineer
9 6 (3.87%) Test Engineer
10 5 (3.23%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 5 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (2.58%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (29.68%) AngularJS
2 38 (24.52%) REST
3 35 (22.58%) Web Services
4 28 (18.06%) PostGIS
5 27 (17.42%) HTML
6 26 (16.77%) OpenLayers
7 25 (16.13%) Leaflet
8 18 (11.61%) Middleware
9 17 (10.97%) CSS
10 14 (9.03%) jQuery
10 14 (9.03%) Spring
11 10 (6.45%) Spring Boot
12 9 (5.81%) RESTful
13 8 (5.16%) Sass
14 7 (4.52%) Hibernate
15 6 (3.87%) Flask
15 6 (3.87%) Java EE
15 6 (3.87%) JSON
15 6 (3.87%) SOAP
15 6 (3.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.39%) Public Cloud
2 8 (5.16%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.94%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.94%) User Experience
5 2 (1.29%) Derivative
5 2 (1.29%) EMV
5 2 (1.29%) Equities
5 2 (1.29%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (1.29%) Market Risk
5 2 (1.29%) Photography
5 2 (1.29%) Remote Sensing
5 2 (1.29%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.65%) Clustering
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.65%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.65%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.65%) Replication
6 1 (0.65%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 61 (39.35%) Linux
2 29 (18.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (16.77%) Unix
4 25 (16.13%) Windows
5 13 (8.39%) Windows Server
6 9 (5.81%) AIX
7 2 (1.29%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.29%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.65%) Fedora
8 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (27.74%) Open Source
3 34 (21.94%) DevOps
4 30 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (14.84%) Scrum
5 23 (14.84%) SDLC
6 22 (14.19%) Configuration Management
7 19 (12.26%) BDD
7 19 (12.26%) ITIL
7 19 (12.26%) TDD
8 16 (10.32%) Microservices
9 12 (7.74%) ITSM
9 12 (7.74%) OO
9 12 (7.74%) Software Engineering
9 12 (7.74%) Software Testing
10 11 (7.10%) Test Automation
11 10 (6.45%) Analytics
11 10 (6.45%) Automated Testing
11 10 (6.45%) Kanban
11 10 (6.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 88 (56.77%) Java
2 69 (44.52%) JavaScript
3 51 (32.90%) SQL
4 41 (26.45%) Perl
5 28 (18.06%) PowerShell
6 18 (11.61%) Bash Shell
7 17 (10.97%) Shell Script
8 16 (10.32%) Ruby
9 14 (9.03%) Jython
10 10 (6.45%) C++
11 9 (5.81%) Korn
12 8 (5.16%) Bourne shell
12 8 (5.16%) C#
13 7 (4.52%) CoffeeScript
14 6 (3.87%) PHP
14 6 (3.87%) PL/SQL
15 5 (3.23%) VB
16 2 (1.29%) AWK
16 2 (1.29%) C
16 2 (1.29%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 12 (7.74%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.87%) ISEB
4 5 (3.23%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.23%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.29%) CISSP
6 2 (1.29%) Degree
6 2 (1.29%) SANS
7 1 (0.65%) OCA
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.26%) QA
2 14 (9.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (9.68%) Docker
2 13 (8.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.16%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.29%) HDFS
4 2 (1.29%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 29 (18.71%) Puppet
2 16 (10.32%) Ansible
3 14 (9.03%) BladeLogic
3 14 (9.03%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (8.39%) SCOrch
5 12 (7.74%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 6 (3.87%) CA Wily
6 6 (3.87%) SCCM
6 6 (3.87%) Tivoli
7 5 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (3.23%) WSUS
8 3 (1.94%) Control-M
9 2 (1.29%) ArcSight ESM
9 2 (1.29%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (1.29%) logstash
9 2 (1.29%) QRadar
9 2 (1.29%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.29%) vRealize
9 2 (1.29%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 25 (16.13%) VMware
2 23 (14.84%) ESRI
3 18 (11.61%) CA
4 15 (9.68%) Splunk
5 14 (9.03%) Dell
6 13 (8.39%) BMC
6 13 (8.39%) Red Hat
7 12 (7.74%) HP
8 9 (5.81%) Microsoft
9 7 (4.52%) IBM
9 7 (4.52%) Oracle
10 6 (3.87%) Symantec
11 3 (1.94%) Sybase
12 2 (1.29%) ArcSight
12 2 (1.29%) Atlassian
12 2 (1.29%) Citrix
12 2 (1.29%) Cloudera
12 2 (1.29%) Google
12 2 (1.29%) MapR
12 2 (1.29%) Zend
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