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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 96 97 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Python 32 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.13% 0.77% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.81% 2.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 0
Average daily rate
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£393 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
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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
1138 818 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.27% 33.24% 29.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 402 387
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 32
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 +10 17 £418 - 6
Glasgow -22 9 £288 -32.35% 4
Fife +5 4 £180 -
Midlothian - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 37 (56.06%) Java
2 32 (48.48%) Perl
3 23 (34.85%) Linux
4 22 (33.33%) SQL
5 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (25.76%) UNIX
7 16 (24.24%) HTML
8 14 (21.21%) C++
8 14 (21.21%) Shell Script
9 13 (19.70%) Selenium
9 13 (19.70%) KDB
10 12 (18.18%) Relational Database
10 12 (18.18%) C#
11 11 (16.67%) .NET
11 11 (16.67%) Front Office
11 11 (16.67%) Equities
11 11 (16.67%) Multithreading
12 10 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (15.15%) Big Data
12 10 (15.15%) BDD
12 10 (15.15%) JavaScript
12 10 (15.15%) PHP
13 9 (13.64%) Oracle
13 9 (13.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (13.64%) Banking
13 9 (13.64%) JIRA
14 8 (12.12%) FIX Protocol
14 8 (12.12%) CSS
14 8 (12.12%) RDBMS
15 7 (10.61%) OO

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 6 (9.09%) Confluence
2 4 (6.06%) nginx
2 4 (6.06%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.55%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.03%) Apache
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (3.03%) GemFire
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.52%) Drupal
5 1 (1.52%) Mule
5 1 (1.52%) WordPress
5 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.52%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Murex MxG2000
1 1 (1.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) Firewall
2 1 (1.52%) NAS
2 1 (1.52%) LAN
2 1 (1.52%) WAN
2 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.52%) DNS
2 1 (1.52%) SAN
2 1 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.70%) KDB
2 12 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 10 (15.15%) Big Data
4 8 (12.12%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.55%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.03%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.03%) DB2
6 2 (3.03%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.52%) MySQL
7 1 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.52%) Sybase IQ
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 13 (19.70%) Selenium
2 9 (13.64%) JIRA
3 6 (9.09%) Maven
3 6 (9.09%) Hudson
3 6 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.58%) Cobertura
5 3 (4.55%) Zephyr
6 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (3.03%) Introscope
7 1 (1.52%) Subversion
7 1 (1.52%) Ant
7 1 (1.52%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (16.67%) Front Office
2 9 (13.64%) Banking
3 5 (7.58%) Finance
4 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.52%) International Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 34 (51.52%) Developer
2 9 (13.64%) Java Developer
3 8 (12.12%) Software Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Python Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Build Manager
5 5 (7.58%) C++ Developer
6 4 (6.06%) C# Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Tester
7 3 (4.55%) Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Verification Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Development Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) WPF Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Development Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (24.24%) HTML
2 11 (16.67%) .NET
3 8 (12.12%) CSS
3 8 (12.12%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (10.61%) AngularJS
5 6 (9.09%) jQuery
6 5 (7.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 5 (7.58%) HTML5
6 5 (7.58%) JSON
6 5 (7.58%) Web Services
6 5 (7.58%) Flask
7 4 (6.06%) XML
7 4 (6.06%) J2EE
7 4 (6.06%) Middleware
7 4 (6.06%) WPF
8 3 (4.55%) Java EE
8 3 (4.55%) JMS
8 3 (4.55%) Spring
8 3 (4.55%) XSLT
8 3 (4.55%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) Equities
2 9 (13.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.61%) Derivative
4 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.03%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.52%) Physics
6 1 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.52%) DataPower
6 1 (1.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 23 (34.85%) Linux
2 17 (25.76%) UNIX
3 4 (6.06%) Windows
3 4 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.52%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 10 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (15.15%) BDD
4 7 (10.61%) Manual Testing
4 7 (10.61%) OO
5 6 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 6 (9.09%) Web Development
5 6 (9.09%) Security Testing
6 5 (7.58%) Test Automation
6 5 (7.58%) Scrum
6 5 (7.58%) Memory Management
7 4 (6.06%) TDD
7 4 (6.06%) Automated Testing
7 4 (6.06%) Software Engineering
7 4 (6.06%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.06%) Product Management
7 4 (6.06%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.55%) Information Security
8 3 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.06%) Java
2 32 (48.48%) Perl
3 22 (33.33%) SQL
4 14 (21.21%) C++
4 14 (21.21%) Shell Script
5 12 (18.18%) C#
6 10 (15.15%) JavaScript
6 10 (15.15%) PHP
7 7 (10.61%) Ruby
8 4 (6.06%) Bash Shell
8 4 (6.06%) VB
9 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.03%) Scala
9 2 (3.03%) VBScript
10 1 (1.52%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (1.52%) Clojure
10 1 (1.52%) XQuery
10 1 (1.52%) Jython
10 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Degree
2 4 (6.06%) HND
3 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.52%) MySQL Certification
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.03%) vSphere
2 1 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (1.52%) NFS
2 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.52%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Tivoli
1 2 (3.03%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 9 (13.64%) Oracle
2 7 (10.61%) JBoss
3 5 (7.58%) Sybase
4 4 (6.06%) StreamBase
5 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.55%) IBM
5 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.03%) HP
6 2 (3.03%) CA
6 2 (3.03%) Symantec
6 2 (3.03%) VMware
7 1 (1.52%) Zend
7 1 (1.52%) Reuters
7 1 (1.52%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.52%) Informatica
7 1 (1.52%) Veritas
7 1 (1.52%) Adobe
7 1 (1.52%) Murex
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