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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 75 83 90
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs citing Python 47 40 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.64% 1.55% 1.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.05% 3.88% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 20
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.56%
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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
931 1031 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.46% 39.88% 42.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 620 502
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 20
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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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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 +17 26 £400 -11.11% 30
Glasgow -13 14 £375 - 9
Fife - 4 £275 - 1
West Lothian -3 1 - - 2
Python
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 36 (46.15%) Linux
2 33 (42.31%) Perl
3 29 (37.18%) JavaScript
4 27 (34.62%) SQL
5 21 (26.92%) Finance
6 20 (25.64%) Java
7 17 (21.79%) C++
7 17 (21.79%) UNIX
8 16 (20.51%) Banking
8 16 (20.51%) Hadoop
9 15 (19.23%) Apache Hive
10 14 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
10 14 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (17.95%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (16.67%) TDD
11 13 (16.67%) Apache Pig
11 13 (16.67%) Amazon EMR
11 13 (16.67%) Amazon Kinesis
12 12 (15.38%) Windows
13 11 (14.10%) Apache
13 11 (14.10%) Telecoms
14 10 (12.82%) C
14 10 (12.82%) PHP
14 10 (12.82%) SDLC
15 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (11.54%) Ruby
16 8 (10.26%) Derivative
16 8 (10.26%) C#
16 8 (10.26%) SC Cleared
16 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 13 (16.67%) Apache Pig
2 11 (14.10%) Apache
3 3 (3.85%) JBoss
4 1 (1.28%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.28%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.28%) CMS
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Office
2 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (16.67%) Amazon EMR
2 13 (16.67%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.28%) Route 53
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) Firewall
2 5 (6.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (5.13%) Wireless
3 4 (5.13%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.13%) Network Security
4 2 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.56%) GPRS
4 2 (2.56%) PSTN
4 2 (2.56%) PPP
5 1 (1.28%) IPv4
5 1 (1.28%) IPv6
5 1 (1.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.51%) Hadoop
2 15 (19.23%) Apache Hive
3 14 (17.95%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.85%) KDB
4 3 (3.85%) MySQL
5 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.56%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.28%) Redis
6 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.28%) Big Data
6 1 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.28%) DataStax
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Selenium
2 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.85%) Subversion
3 2 (2.56%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.56%) Hudson
3 2 (2.56%) Redmine
4 1 (1.28%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.28%) Robot Framework
4 1 (1.28%) JDeveloper
4 1 (1.28%) Maven
General
1 21 (26.92%) Finance
2 16 (20.51%) Banking
3 11 (14.10%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.41%) Front Office
5 2 (2.56%) Games
6 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.28%) Legal
6 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (44.87%) Developer
2 9 (11.54%) Python Developer
3 7 (8.97%) Integration Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Hadoop Developer
5 5 (6.41%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Software Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Firmware Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Tester
7 3 (3.85%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) Security Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) C++ Developer
8 2 (2.56%) Consultant
8 2 (2.56%) Monitoring Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) ArcSight Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) Automation Tester
8 2 (2.56%) Django Developer
8 2 (2.56%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) FIX Protocol
1 7 (8.97%) HTML
2 6 (7.69%) .NET
2 6 (7.69%) CSS
3 5 (6.41%) Web Services
3 5 (6.41%) XML
3 5 (6.41%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (3.85%) CSS3
4 3 (3.85%) HTML5
5 2 (2.56%) SOAP
5 2 (2.56%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.56%) jQuery
5 2 (2.56%) Django
6 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.28%) Java EE
6 1 (1.28%) RESTful
6 1 (1.28%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.28%) Middleware
6 1 (1.28%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Derivative
2 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.13%) Equities
3 4 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.85%) Cryptography
4 3 (3.85%) Verilog
5 2 (2.56%) VHDL
5 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.56%) ASIC
5 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.28%) GIS
6 1 (1.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 36 (46.15%) Linux
2 17 (21.79%) UNIX
3 12 (15.38%) Windows
4 6 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (16.67%) TDD
3 10 (12.82%) SDLC
4 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (8.97%) Information Security
6 6 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 5 (6.41%) Multithreading
7 5 (6.41%) SIEM
7 5 (6.41%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.13%) SOA
8 4 (5.13%) Manual Testing
8 4 (5.13%) OWASP
9 3 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (3.85%) Unit Testing
9 3 (3.85%) Automation Testing
9 3 (3.85%) Low Latency
9 3 (3.85%) Automated Testing
9 3 (3.85%) Software Testing
10 2 (2.56%) Scrum
10 2 (2.56%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 33 (42.31%) Perl
2 29 (37.18%) JavaScript
3 27 (34.62%) SQL
4 20 (25.64%) Java
5 17 (21.79%) C++
6 10 (12.82%) C
6 10 (12.82%) PHP
7 9 (11.54%) Ruby
8 8 (10.26%) C#
9 6 (7.69%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.85%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.85%) Embedded C
10 3 (3.85%) Assembly Language
10 3 (3.85%) VB
11 2 (2.56%) VBA
11 2 (2.56%) Tcl
12 1 (1.28%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (1.28%) Scala
12 1 (1.28%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) SC Cleared
1 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.85%) CISSP
2 3 (3.85%) PMP
2 3 (3.85%) PMI Certification
2 3 (3.85%) GCIA
3 2 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.28%) ISEB
4 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) Firmware
2 3 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) Puppet
2 3 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (2.56%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (2.56%) Netcool
4 1 (1.28%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (6.41%) ArcSight
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle
3 3 (3.85%) Xilinx
3 3 (3.85%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.85%) VMware
4 2 (2.56%) Sybase
4 2 (2.56%) IBM
4 2 (2.56%) Twitter
5 1 (1.28%) PayPal
5 1 (1.28%) WorldPay
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.28%) HP
5 1 (1.28%) EMC
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco
5 1 (1.28%) ESRI
5 1 (1.28%) Brocade
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Posted: 3 days ago
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