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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 32 78 98
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +20
Contract jobs citing Python 120 58 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.51% 1.81% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.38% 5.84% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 23 19
Median daily rate £363 £395 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.22% +0.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £279 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.63% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
897 994 1096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 41.20% 31.06% 39.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 533 616
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 15
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.38 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.48% +15.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £25.00 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 30 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +49 67 £363 -10.76% 11
Glasgow +15 26 £400 -7.24% 13
Renfrewshire - 16 £321 -
Fife +4 5 £275 -6.77%
Dundee -1 1 - - 3
Angus - 1 - -
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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.

1 205 (77.07%) Java
2 161 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (57.89%) JavaScript
4 116 (43.61%) Scrum
5 100 (37.59%) PostGIS
5 100 (37.59%) GeoServer
5 100 (37.59%) OpenLayers
6 97 (36.47%) Linux
7 96 (36.09%) GIS
8 95 (35.71%) JIRA
9 92 (34.59%) ESRI
9 92 (34.59%) Leaflet
10 88 (33.08%) Open Source
11 85 (31.95%) Jenkins
12 81 (30.45%) SQL
13 68 (25.56%) Maven
13 68 (25.56%) Perl
13 68 (25.56%) Cucumber
13 68 (25.56%) BDD
14 66 (24.81%) Continuous Integration
15 65 (24.44%) AngularJS
16 64 (24.06%) Gradle
16 64 (24.06%) Web Services
17 63 (23.68%) TDD
17 63 (23.68%) JBehave
18 61 (22.93%) Ansible
19 57 (21.43%) Selenium
20 56 (21.05%) REST
21 53 (19.92%) SDLC
22 49 (18.42%) Artifactory

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
1 100 (37.59%) GeoServer
2 20 (7.52%) JBoss
3 8 (3.01%) Apache
4 5 (1.88%) ArcGIS
4 5 (1.88%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.50%) Confluence
5 4 (1.50%) nginx
5 4 (1.50%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.13%) lighttpd
7 2 (0.75%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.75%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.75%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.38%) CMS
8 1 (0.38%) Drupal
8 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (3.76%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) Edge Animate
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.76%) PaaS
4 4 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.50%) IaaS
4 4 (1.50%) iTunes
5 3 (1.13%) SaaS
6 2 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.75%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.75%) GitHub
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.27%) Firewall
2 14 (5.26%) DNS
3 13 (4.89%) HTTP
4 5 (1.88%) FTP
4 5 (1.88%) HTTPS
4 5 (1.88%) Internet
4 5 (1.88%) iSCSI
4 5 (1.88%) LDAP
4 5 (1.88%) NAS
4 5 (1.88%) SAN
4 5 (1.88%) SMTP
4 5 (1.88%) SNMP
5 4 (1.50%) Kerberos
5 4 (1.50%) SSH
5 4 (1.50%) SSL
6 3 (1.13%) DHCP
6 3 (1.13%) IPv4
6 3 (1.13%) IPv6
6 3 (1.13%) Network Security
6 3 (1.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (36.09%) GIS
2 45 (16.92%) NoSQL
3 20 (7.52%) Spatial Data
4 18 (6.77%) MongoDB
5 14 (5.26%) Big Data
6 12 (4.51%) Hadoop
7 11 (4.14%) Oracle Database
8 10 (3.76%) QGIS
8 10 (3.76%) SQL Server
9 8 (3.01%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.26%) MySQL
11 5 (1.88%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.88%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.13%) DB2
12 3 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.75%) HBase
14 1 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
14 1 (0.38%) IBM BigInsights
14 1 (0.38%) MariaDB
14 1 (0.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 95 (35.71%) JIRA
2 85 (31.95%) Jenkins
3 68 (25.56%) Cucumber
3 68 (25.56%) Maven
4 64 (24.06%) Gradle
5 63 (23.68%) JBehave
6 57 (21.43%) Selenium
7 49 (18.42%) Artifactory
8 34 (12.78%) Git (software)
9 22 (8.27%) Subversion
10 16 (6.02%) Hudson
11 13 (4.89%) SoapUI
12 11 (4.14%) Bower
13 8 (3.01%) TeamCity
14 7 (2.63%) DBeaver
14 7 (2.63%) MSBuild
14 7 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
15 5 (1.88%) GitLab
15 5 (1.88%) WebDriver
16 3 (1.13%) Ant
General
1 18 (6.77%) Finance
2 8 (3.01%) Banking
2 8 (3.01%) French Language
2 8 (3.01%) German Language
3 7 (2.63%) Legal
4 4 (1.50%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.75%) Advertising
5 2 (0.75%) Games
5 2 (0.75%) Law
6 1 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 151 (56.77%) Developer
2 71 (26.69%) GIS Developer
3 38 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 32 (12.03%) Java Developer
5 20 (7.52%) GIS Web Developer
5 20 (7.52%) Python Developer
6 15 (5.64%) Open Source Developer
7 14 (5.26%) Analyst
7 14 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 14 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
7 14 (5.26%) Test Analyst
8 13 (4.89%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (4.51%) Developer in Test
9 12 (4.51%) Senior Developer
10 11 (4.14%) Automation Engineer
11 10 (3.76%) JavaScript Developer
12 9 (3.38%) Splunk Engineer
13 8 (3.01%) Consultant
13 8 (3.01%) Test Engineer
14 7 (2.63%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (37.59%) OpenLayers
1 100 (37.59%) PostGIS
2 92 (34.59%) Leaflet
3 65 (24.44%) AngularJS
4 64 (24.06%) Web Services
5 56 (21.05%) REST
6 35 (13.16%) HTML
7 30 (11.28%) CSS
8 29 (10.90%) XML
9 20 (7.52%) jQuery
10 18 (6.77%) Java EE
10 18 (6.77%) Node.js
11 16 (6.02%) Sass
12 14 (5.26%) Flask
13 13 (4.89%) SOAP
14 12 (4.51%) Middleware
15 11 (4.14%) XSLT
16 10 (3.76%) JMS
16 10 (3.76%) JSON
17 8 (3.01%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.65%) User Experience
2 12 (4.51%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.38%) Virtual Team
5 8 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.63%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.26%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.88%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.88%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.50%) Applied Mathematics
9 4 (1.50%) iPad
9 4 (1.50%) iPhone
9 4 (1.50%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.50%) Physics
9 4 (1.50%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.50%) Replication
10 3 (1.13%) Derivative
10 3 (1.13%) Equities
10 3 (1.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 97 (36.47%) Linux
2 43 (16.17%) Unix
3 25 (9.40%) Windows
4 21 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (5.26%) AIX
6 10 (3.76%) Solaris
7 9 (3.38%) HPUX
8 6 (2.26%) Android
8 6 (2.26%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.26%) Windows Server
9 5 (1.88%) Debian
9 5 (1.88%) SUSE
10 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (43.61%) Scrum
3 88 (33.08%) Open Source
4 68 (25.56%) BDD
5 66 (24.81%) Continuous Integration
6 63 (23.68%) TDD
7 53 (19.92%) SDLC
8 47 (17.67%) Web Development
9 35 (13.16%) Kanban
10 33 (12.41%) DevOps
11 23 (8.65%) Software Testing
12 22 (8.27%) Configuration Management
13 21 (7.89%) Software Engineering
13 21 (7.89%) User Stories
14 20 (7.52%) ITIL
15 18 (6.77%) Microservices
16 17 (6.39%) Migration
16 17 (6.39%) Test Automation
17 15 (5.64%) Front End Development
17 15 (5.64%) OO
Programming Languages
1 205 (77.07%) Java
2 154 (57.89%) JavaScript
3 81 (30.45%) SQL
4 68 (25.56%) Perl
5 22 (8.27%) C++
6 21 (7.89%) Ruby
7 20 (7.52%) PHP
8 19 (7.14%) C
9 16 (6.02%) Bash Shell
9 16 (6.02%) PowerShell
10 15 (5.64%) C#
10 15 (5.64%) Shell Script
11 14 (5.26%) CoffeeScript
12 10 (3.76%) PL/SQL
13 8 (3.01%) Jython
13 8 (3.01%) Korn
14 7 (2.63%) Bourne shell
15 6 (2.26%) Objective-C
16 3 (1.13%) Embedded C
16 3 (1.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (18.42%) Degree
2 16 (6.02%) SC Cleared
2 16 (6.02%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.01%) ISEB
3 8 (3.01%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.88%) CISSP
6 3 (1.13%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.13%) SANS
7 2 (0.75%) CEH
7 2 (0.75%) CISM
7 2 (0.75%) GIAC
8 1 (0.38%) HNC
8 1 (0.38%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (11.65%) WCAG
2 25 (9.40%) QA
3 12 (4.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.38%) ISO13485
System Software
1 13 (4.89%) Docker
2 11 (4.14%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.63%) GeoWebCache
4 6 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.38%) HDFS
5 1 (0.38%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 61 (22.93%) Ansible
2 17 (6.39%) Puppet
3 11 (4.14%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (3.38%) OVPA
5 8 (3.01%) BladeLogic
5 8 (3.01%) SCOrch
6 7 (2.63%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 5 (1.88%) QRadar
8 4 (1.50%) Nagios
8 4 (1.50%) RSA Archer
9 3 (1.13%) ArcSight ESM
9 3 (1.13%) CA Wily
9 3 (1.13%) Cacti
9 3 (1.13%) Munin
9 3 (1.13%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.75%) Capistrano
10 2 (0.75%) Fluentd
10 2 (0.75%) Graylog
11 1 (0.38%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.38%) Oozie
Vendors
1 92 (34.59%) ESRI
2 27 (10.15%) HP
3 21 (7.89%) Splunk
3 21 (7.89%) VMware
4 16 (6.02%) Oracle
5 15 (5.64%) Red Hat
6 10 (3.76%) CA
7 8 (3.01%) BMC
7 8 (3.01%) Dell
7 8 (3.01%) IBM
7 8 (3.01%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.13%) ArcSight
8 3 (1.13%) MapR
8 3 (1.13%) Symantec
9 1 (0.38%) Adobe
9 1 (0.38%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.38%) Sybase
9 1 (0.38%) Tableau
9 1 (0.38%) Telerik
9 1 (0.38%) TIBCO
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