The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Scotland region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 108 88 102
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +14
Contract jobs citing Python 24 28 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.86% 1.14% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.14% 3.15% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +166.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £294 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £443 £153
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-15.49% -2.73%
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1123 889 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.44% 36.05% 27.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 417 314
Average daily rate £358 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 27
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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
(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
Glasgow -15 12 £375 -6.25% 16
Edinburgh -13 8 £433 - 12
Aberdeen - 1 £300 - 1
Dundee - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
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Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 36 (58.06%) Java
2 30 (48.39%) Perl
3 26 (41.94%) Linux
4 22 (35.48%) SQL
5 19 (30.65%) C#
6 18 (29.03%) KDB
7 17 (27.42%) C++
8 16 (25.81%) Equities
9 14 (22.58%) Multithreading
10 13 (20.97%) Front Office
10 13 (20.97%) .NET
10 13 (20.97%) UNIX
11 12 (19.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (19.35%) Shell Script
12 11 (17.74%) Banking
12 11 (17.74%) HTML
12 11 (17.74%) FIX Protocol
12 11 (17.74%) Relational Database
13 10 (16.13%) JIRA
13 10 (16.13%) Selenium
13 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (16.13%) Oracle
13 10 (16.13%) OO
13 10 (16.13%) Derivative
14 9 (14.52%) JavaScript
15 8 (12.90%) Finance
15 8 (12.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 8 (12.90%) BDD
16 7 (11.29%) Hudson
16 7 (11.29%) Jenkins

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (9.68%) Confluence
2 5 (8.06%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.84%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (3.23%) GemFire
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.61%) Drupal
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 1 (1.61%) Mule
5 1 (1.61%) WordPress
5 1 (1.61%) CMS
5 1 (1.61%) Apache
5 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.84%) MS Office
2 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Magento
1 1 (1.61%) Murex MxG2000
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (1.61%) Network Security
2 1 (1.61%) NAS
2 1 (1.61%) Internet
2 1 (1.61%) SAN
2 1 (1.61%) DNS
2 1 (1.61%) LAN
2 1 (1.61%) WAN
2 1 (1.61%) HTTP
2 1 (1.61%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (29.03%) KDB
2 11 (17.74%) Relational Database
3 7 (11.29%) RDBMS
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.45%) Big Data
5 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.23%) MySQL
6 2 (3.23%) DB2
6 2 (3.23%) Data Mining
6 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.61%) Redis
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.61%) Sybase IQ
7 1 (1.61%) Star Schema
7 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (16.13%) JIRA
1 10 (16.13%) Selenium
2 7 (11.29%) Hudson
2 7 (11.29%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.29%) Maven
3 5 (8.06%) Cobertura
4 3 (4.84%) Zephyr
5 2 (3.23%) ClearCase
5 2 (3.23%) Subversion
5 2 (3.23%) Introscope
5 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.23%) Redmine
6 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.61%) Gradle
6 1 (1.61%) WATIR
6 1 (1.61%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.61%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (1.61%) RSpec
6 1 (1.61%) JBehave
6 1 (1.61%) ProC
General
1 13 (20.97%) Front Office
2 11 (17.74%) Banking
3 8 (12.90%) Finance
4 1 (1.61%) International Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (53.23%) Developer
2 9 (14.52%) Java Developer
3 8 (12.90%) C++ Developer
4 6 (9.68%) C# Developer
5 5 (8.06%) WPF Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Build Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Programmer
6 3 (4.84%) Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Python Developer
7 2 (3.23%) WebSphere Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Python Programmer
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.97%) .NET
2 11 (17.74%) HTML
2 11 (17.74%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (12.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 6 (9.68%) WPF
4 6 (9.68%) jQuery
5 5 (8.06%) XML
6 4 (6.45%) J2EE
6 4 (6.45%) Middleware
6 4 (6.45%) Task Parallel Library
7 3 (4.84%) Java EE
7 3 (4.84%) Spring
7 3 (4.84%) JMS
7 3 (4.84%) XSLT
8 2 (3.23%) CSS
8 2 (3.23%) Hibernate
8 2 (3.23%) Java SE
8 2 (3.23%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.23%) Spring Integration
9 1 (1.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.81%) Equities
2 12 (19.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (16.13%) Derivative
4 1 (1.61%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.61%) Open Source
4 1 (1.61%) DataPower
4 1 (1.61%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 26 (41.94%) Linux
2 13 (20.97%) UNIX
3 6 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (8.06%) Windows
5 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) Multithreading
2 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (16.13%) OO
3 8 (12.90%) BDD
4 5 (8.06%) Web Development
4 5 (8.06%) Memory Management
4 5 (8.06%) Scrum
5 4 (6.45%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.84%) TDD
6 3 (4.84%) Automated Testing
6 3 (4.84%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.23%) UML
7 2 (3.23%) Software Testing
7 2 (3.23%) Data Analysis
7 2 (3.23%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.23%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.23%) Unit Testing
7 2 (3.23%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (58.06%) Java
2 30 (48.39%) Perl
3 22 (35.48%) SQL
4 19 (30.65%) C#
5 17 (27.42%) C++
6 12 (19.35%) Shell Script
7 9 (14.52%) JavaScript
8 5 (8.06%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.84%) Ruby
9 3 (4.84%) PHP
10 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.23%) VB
10 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
10 2 (3.23%) Scala
11 1 (1.61%) Clojure
11 1 (1.61%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (1.61%) Groovy
11 1 (1.61%) Jython
11 1 (1.61%) XQuery
11 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) HND
2 3 (4.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (4.84%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.61%) Degree
3 1 (1.61%) MySQL Certification
3 1 (1.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) DICOM
2 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.23%) vSphere
3 1 (1.61%) RHEV
3 1 (1.61%) Xen
3 1 (1.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.61%) Samba
3 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) Tivoli
1 2 (3.23%) CA Wily
1 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.23%) Puppet
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.61%) Munin
2 1 (1.61%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Oracle
2 7 (11.29%) JBoss
3 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.06%) Sybase
4 4 (6.45%) VMware
4 4 (6.45%) StreamBase
5 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.84%) IBM
5 3 (4.84%) HP
6 2 (3.23%) CA
6 2 (3.23%) Symantec
7 1 (1.61%) Zend
7 1 (1.61%) Reuters
7 1 (1.61%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.61%) Informatica
7 1 (1.61%) Veritas
7 1 (1.61%) Murex
7 1 (1.61%) Adobe
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