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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 30 83 112
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +29
Contract jobs citing Python 136 54 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.49% 1.69% 0.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.88% 5.48% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 22 11
Median daily rate £325 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.39% +3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £446 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £395 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +12.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +28.33%
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
914 985 1104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 36.93% 30.78% 40.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 514 597
Median daily rate £340 £355 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 11
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.38 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.84% +15.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £25.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.98 £55.00 £44.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

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 July 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 July 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 +32 91 £375 -3.53% 14
Renfrewshire - 17 £320 -
Glasgow +12 14 £375 +13.20% 9
Fife +9 4 £320 -
Dundee - 3 £225 -
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 166 (71.24%) Java
2 135 (57.94%) JavaScript
3 132 (56.65%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (37.77%) Linux
4 88 (37.77%) Scrum
5 79 (33.91%) Open Source
6 77 (33.05%) PostGIS
6 77 (33.05%) GeoServer
6 77 (33.05%) GIS
7 76 (32.62%) Jenkins
8 75 (32.19%) OpenLayers
9 73 (31.33%) SQL
10 67 (28.76%) ESRI
10 67 (28.76%) Leaflet
11 64 (27.47%) JIRA
12 63 (27.04%) Continuous Integration
13 62 (26.61%) Perl
14 58 (24.89%) AngularJS
15 54 (23.18%) Web Services
16 53 (22.75%) Maven
16 53 (22.75%) Cucumber
17 52 (22.32%) TDD
18 51 (21.89%) REST
19 50 (21.46%) BDD
19 50 (21.46%) Gradle
20 49 (21.03%) Selenium
21 48 (20.60%) NoSQL
21 48 (20.60%) JBehave
22 47 (20.17%) Ansible
23 46 (19.74%) SDLC

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 77 (33.05%) GeoServer
2 18 (7.73%) JBoss
3 8 (3.43%) Apache
4 7 (3.00%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.58%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.15%) ArcGIS
7 4 (1.72%) GlassFish
8 3 (1.29%) lighttpd
8 3 (1.29%) nginx
9 2 (0.86%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.86%) Confluence
9 2 (0.86%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.86%) IIS
9 2 (0.86%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 12 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.87%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.29%) PaaS
4 3 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.29%) iTunes
5 2 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.86%) IaaS
5 2 (0.86%) SaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.58%) Firewall
2 17 (7.30%) HTTP
3 9 (3.86%) DNS
3 9 (3.86%) SAN
4 8 (3.43%) HTTPS
4 8 (3.43%) iSCSI
4 8 (3.43%) NAS
5 6 (2.58%) LDAP
6 5 (2.15%) FTP
6 5 (2.15%) Internet
6 5 (2.15%) SMTP
6 5 (2.15%) SNMP
6 5 (2.15%) SSL
7 4 (1.72%) Kerberos
7 4 (1.72%) SSH
8 3 (1.29%) DHCP
8 3 (1.29%) IPv4
8 3 (1.29%) IPv6
8 3 (1.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (33.05%) GIS
2 48 (20.60%) NoSQL
3 21 (9.01%) MongoDB
4 17 (7.30%) Spatial Data
5 15 (6.44%) SQL Server
6 12 (5.15%) QGIS
7 7 (3.00%) Hadoop
7 7 (3.00%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.58%) MySQL
8 6 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.15%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.72%) DB2
11 3 (1.29%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.29%) Spotfire
12 2 (0.86%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.86%) Big Data
12 2 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.43%) HBase
13 1 (0.43%) MS Access
13 1 (0.43%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 76 (32.62%) Jenkins
2 64 (27.47%) JIRA
3 53 (22.75%) Cucumber
3 53 (22.75%) Maven
4 50 (21.46%) Gradle
5 49 (21.03%) Selenium
6 48 (20.60%) JBehave
7 36 (15.45%) Git (software)
8 34 (14.59%) Artifactory
9 26 (11.16%) Subversion
10 18 (7.73%) Hudson
11 12 (5.15%) Bower
12 11 (4.72%) TeamCity
13 9 (3.86%) MSBuild
13 9 (3.86%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (3.00%) DBeaver
15 6 (2.58%) GitLab
16 5 (2.15%) Ant
16 5 (2.15%) SoapUI
17 4 (1.72%) Introscope
General
1 17 (7.30%) Finance
2 9 (3.86%) Legal
3 7 (3.00%) French Language
3 7 (3.00%) German Language
4 6 (2.58%) Banking
5 3 (1.29%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.29%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.86%) Advertising
6 2 (0.86%) Games
6 2 (0.86%) Law
6 2 (0.86%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 115 (49.36%) Developer
2 58 (24.89%) GIS Developer
3 26 (11.16%) Web Developer
4 22 (9.44%) Java Developer
5 16 (6.87%) Senior Developer
6 15 (6.44%) GIS Web Developer
7 14 (6.01%) Automation Engineer
8 13 (5.58%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.72%) Analyst
9 11 (4.72%) Senior Java Developer
10 10 (4.29%) Build Engineer
10 10 (4.29%) Open Source Developer
10 10 (4.29%) Python Developer
11 9 (3.86%) Build Automation Engineer
12 8 (3.43%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (3.43%) Senior Test Analyst
12 8 (3.43%) Software Engineer
12 8 (3.43%) Test Analyst
13 6 (2.58%) Administrator
13 6 (2.58%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (33.05%) PostGIS
2 75 (32.19%) OpenLayers
3 67 (28.76%) Leaflet
4 58 (24.89%) AngularJS
5 54 (23.18%) Web Services
6 51 (21.89%) REST
7 40 (17.17%) HTML
8 32 (13.73%) CSS
9 21 (9.01%) Node.js
10 20 (8.58%) XML
11 18 (7.73%) jQuery
11 18 (7.73%) Middleware
11 18 (7.73%) Sass
12 14 (6.01%) Flask
12 14 (6.01%) Java EE
13 7 (3.00%) .NET
13 7 (3.00%) JSON
13 7 (3.00%) RESTful
13 7 (3.00%) Spring
13 7 (3.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.45%) User Experience
2 12 (5.15%) Public Cloud
3 10 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.86%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.43%) Data Structures
6 7 (3.00%) Virtual Team
7 6 (2.58%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.15%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.15%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.72%) Replication
9 4 (1.72%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.29%) Applied Mathematics
10 3 (1.29%) Derivative
10 3 (1.29%) Equities
10 3 (1.29%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (1.29%) iPad
10 3 (1.29%) iPhone
10 3 (1.29%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.29%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 88 (37.77%) Linux
2 45 (19.31%) Unix
3 28 (12.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (11.59%) Windows
5 14 (6.01%) AIX
6 11 (4.72%) Windows Server
7 9 (3.86%) Solaris
8 8 (3.43%) HPUX
9 5 (2.15%) Android
9 5 (2.15%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.15%) Debian
9 5 (2.15%) SUSE
10 2 (0.86%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (56.65%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (37.77%) Scrum
3 79 (33.91%) Open Source
4 63 (27.04%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (22.32%) TDD
6 50 (21.46%) BDD
7 46 (19.74%) SDLC
8 42 (18.03%) DevOps
9 35 (15.02%) Web Development
10 24 (10.30%) Configuration Management
10 24 (10.30%) ITIL
10 24 (10.30%) Kanban
11 23 (9.87%) Software Engineering
12 17 (7.30%) Microservices
12 17 (7.30%) Software Testing
13 16 (6.87%) Migration
14 15 (6.44%) Software Distribution
15 13 (5.58%) Test Automation
16 12 (5.15%) Build Automation
16 12 (5.15%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 166 (71.24%) Java
2 135 (57.94%) JavaScript
3 73 (31.33%) SQL
4 62 (26.61%) Perl
5 27 (11.59%) PowerShell
6 21 (9.01%) Bash Shell
6 21 (9.01%) Ruby
7 20 (8.58%) PHP
8 19 (8.15%) Shell Script
9 17 (7.30%) C++
10 15 (6.44%) C#
10 15 (6.44%) CoffeeScript
11 13 (5.58%) Jython
12 11 (4.72%) PL/SQL
13 10 (4.29%) Korn
14 9 (3.86%) Bourne shell
15 8 (3.43%) C
16 4 (1.72%) Objective-C
17 3 (1.29%) Embedded C
18 2 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (12.45%) Degree
2 20 (8.58%) Security Cleared
3 18 (7.73%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.00%) ISEB
4 7 (3.00%) ISTQB
5 6 (2.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.72%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.43%) CISSP
7 1 (0.43%) OCA
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.43%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (12.02%) WCAG
2 18 (7.73%) QA
3 13 (5.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.43%) ISO13485
System Software
1 17 (7.30%) Docker
2 13 (5.58%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.00%) GeoWebCache
4 2 (0.86%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 47 (20.17%) Ansible
2 29 (12.45%) Puppet
3 14 (6.01%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (5.58%) BladeLogic
5 12 (5.15%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 12 (5.15%) SCOrch
6 7 (3.00%) OVPA
7 6 (2.58%) CA Wily
7 6 (2.58%) Tivoli
8 5 (2.15%) SCCM
9 4 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (1.72%) WSUS
10 3 (1.29%) Cacti
10 3 (1.29%) Munin
10 3 (1.29%) Nagios
11 2 (0.86%) Capistrano
11 2 (0.86%) logstash
11 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.86%) vRealize
11 2 (0.86%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 67 (28.76%) ESRI
2 29 (12.45%) HP
2 29 (12.45%) VMware
3 18 (7.73%) Red Hat
4 17 (7.30%) CA
5 16 (6.87%) Splunk
6 13 (5.58%) Dell
7 12 (5.15%) BMC
8 9 (3.86%) Microsoft
8 9 (3.86%) Oracle
9 7 (3.00%) IBM
10 5 (2.15%) Symantec
11 2 (0.86%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.86%) Google
12 1 (0.43%) ArcSight
12 1 (0.43%) Brocade
12 1 (0.43%) Cisco
12 1 (0.43%) EMC
12 1 (0.43%) Telerik
12 1 (0.43%) TIBCO