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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 77 111 87
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -24
Contract jobs citing Python 58 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.83% 0.80% 1.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.91% 1.97% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 13
Average daily rate
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£398 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £293 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
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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
982 1115 845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.98% 40.68% 34.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 597 398
Average daily rate £350 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 17
Average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.37% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.65 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 4 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Python across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Python Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 August 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 +30 38 £400 -7.51% 26
Glasgow -1 7 £469 +25.00% 9
Fife -6 3 - -
Dundee - 2 £238 - 1
West Lothian - 2 £385 - 2
Python
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 45 (41.28%) Linux
2 40 (36.70%) JavaScript
3 39 (35.78%) Perl
4 36 (33.03%) Java
5 34 (31.19%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (27.52%) SQL
7 29 (26.61%) Finance
8 28 (25.69%) TDD
8 28 (25.69%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (20.18%) Banking
9 22 (20.18%) C++
10 21 (19.27%) Software Engineering
11 19 (17.43%) Hadoop
12 18 (16.51%) PHP
13 17 (15.60%) Apache Hive
14 15 (13.76%) Apache Pig
14 15 (13.76%) Jenkins
14 15 (13.76%) Telecoms
15 14 (12.84%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (11.93%) UNIX
16 13 (11.93%) OO
16 13 (11.93%) Amazon EMR
16 13 (11.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 13 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
16 13 (11.93%) Amazon Kinesis
17 12 (11.01%) Puppet
17 12 (11.01%) Hudson
17 12 (11.01%) VMware
18 11 (10.09%) Apache
18 11 (10.09%) HTML

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 15 (13.76%) Apache Pig
2 11 (10.09%) Apache
3 9 (8.26%) JBoss
4 2 (1.83%) Node.js
4 2 (1.83%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.92%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.92%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) MS Office
1 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (11.93%) Amazon EMR
1 13 (11.93%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.42%) SAN
2 4 (3.67%) Wireless
3 3 (2.75%) GPRS
3 3 (2.75%) PSTN
3 3 (2.75%) PPP
3 3 (2.75%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.83%) Internet
4 2 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.92%) Firewall
5 1 (0.92%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.43%) Hadoop
2 17 (15.60%) Apache Hive
3 14 (12.84%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.59%) MySQL
5 3 (2.75%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.75%) KDB
5 3 (2.75%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.75%) Big Data
5 3 (2.75%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.75%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.83%) HBase
6 2 (1.83%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.83%) MSDE
7 1 (0.92%) Sybase IQ
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.92%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 15 (13.76%) Jenkins
2 12 (11.01%) Hudson
3 9 (8.26%) Cucumber
4 7 (6.42%) Subversion
5 6 (5.50%) Maven
6 5 (4.59%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.75%) JIRA
7 3 (2.75%) FishEye
8 2 (1.83%) Gradle
8 2 (1.83%) Bower
8 2 (1.83%) Selenium
8 2 (1.83%) Ant
9 1 (0.92%) JDeveloper
9 1 (0.92%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.92%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.92%) SoapUI
General
1 29 (26.61%) Finance
2 22 (20.18%) Banking
3 15 (13.76%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.59%) Front Office
5 4 (3.67%) Games
6 2 (1.83%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.92%) Legal
7 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (48.62%) Developer
2 24 (22.02%) Python Developer
3 10 (9.17%) Administrator
4 9 (8.26%) Software Engineer
5 8 (7.34%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (6.42%) Integration Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.59%) Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) Hadoop Developer
9 3 (2.75%) Firmware Engineer
9 3 (2.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 3 (2.75%) PHP Developer
9 3 (2.75%) Test Engineer
10 2 (1.83%) Information Analyst
10 2 (1.83%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 2 (1.83%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (1.83%) Senior Python Developer
10 2 (1.83%) GIS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.09%) HTML
2 10 (9.17%) CSS
3 7 (6.42%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (6.42%) AngularJS
4 6 (5.50%) Django
5 5 (4.59%) jQuery
6 4 (3.67%) Backbone.js
7 3 (2.75%) Software Packaging
7 3 (2.75%) HTML5
7 3 (2.75%) CSS3
7 3 (2.75%) Ext JS
7 3 (2.75%) Middleware
7 3 (2.75%) XML
8 2 (1.83%) SOAP
8 2 (1.83%) Sass
8 2 (1.83%) Flask
9 1 (0.92%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (0.92%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (0.92%) Web Services
9 1 (0.92%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) Derivative
2 7 (6.42%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.59%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.67%) Equities
6 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.75%) Verilog
6 3 (2.75%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.75%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.83%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.83%) Physics
7 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.83%) User Experience
7 2 (1.83%) VHDL
7 2 (1.83%) ASIC
7 2 (1.83%) GIS
8 1 (0.92%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.92%) Statistics
8 1 (0.92%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 45 (41.28%) Linux
2 13 (11.93%) UNIX
2 13 (11.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (6.42%) Windows
4 3 (2.75%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (31.19%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (25.69%) TDD
2 28 (25.69%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (19.27%) Software Engineering
4 13 (11.93%) OO
5 11 (10.09%) SDLC
6 10 (9.17%) Pair Programming
7 9 (8.26%) Change Management
7 9 (8.26%) Multithreading
8 7 (6.42%) DevOps
8 7 (6.42%) ITIL
9 6 (5.50%) CRM
9 6 (5.50%) Unit Testing
10 4 (3.67%) Mentoring
10 4 (3.67%) Mobile First
11 3 (2.75%) Low Latency
11 3 (2.75%) Test Automation
11 3 (2.75%) Refactoring
11 3 (2.75%) Software Testing
11 3 (2.75%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 40 (36.70%) JavaScript
2 39 (35.78%) Perl
3 36 (33.03%) Java
4 30 (27.52%) SQL
5 22 (20.18%) C++
6 18 (16.51%) PHP
7 10 (9.17%) C
8 9 (8.26%) Shell Script
9 8 (7.34%) C#
10 4 (3.67%) Embedded C
11 3 (2.75%) VB
11 3 (2.75%) Ruby
11 3 (2.75%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.75%) Assembly Language
11 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.83%) Tcl
12 2 (1.83%) Scala
12 2 (1.83%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.92%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.92%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 9 (8.26%) Degree
2 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.92%) ISEB
2 1 (0.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) QA
System Software
1 10 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.67%) Firmware
3 1 (0.92%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 12 (11.01%) Puppet
2 10 (9.17%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (1.83%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.83%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (1.83%) Netcool
4 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (11.01%) VMware
2 10 (9.17%) Red Hat
3 7 (6.42%) Oracle
3 7 (6.42%) Cisco
3 7 (6.42%) EMC
4 5 (4.59%) Brocade
5 3 (2.75%) Xilinx
5 3 (2.75%) IBM
5 3 (2.75%) Sybase
6 2 (1.83%) ESRI
6 2 (1.83%) Twitter
7 1 (0.92%) Vertica
7 1 (0.92%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.92%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.92%) MapR
7 1 (0.92%) Greenplum
7 1 (0.92%) F5
7 1 (0.92%) Netezza
7 1 (0.92%) Perforce
7 1 (0.92%) Teradata
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