The table below looks at the statistics for SciPy skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SciPy over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SciPy
Rank 584 581 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing SciPy 18 23 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.041% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 0
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£550 £550 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14912 15204 12834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.64% 27.05% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9674 9787 8012
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 227 352
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.64 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

SciPy
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SciPy within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SciPy Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SciPy
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SciPy within the UK.

SciPy Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SciPy
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SciPy within the UK over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

SciPy Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SciPy
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SciPy within the UK over the 3 months to 21 April 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
England -1 18 £550 - 7
London -2 18 £550 - 7
City of London +12 3 £513 -19.60% 2
South West - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Devon - - - -

SciPy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SciPy 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 SciPy.

1 18 (100.00%) Python
2 16 (88.89%) NumPy
2 16 (88.89%) Pandas
3 12 (66.67%) Front Office
4 11 (61.11%) Finance
5 10 (55.56%) Algorithms
6 8 (44.44%) C++
7 7 (38.89%) C
7 7 (38.89%) SQL
7 7 (38.89%) Unit Testing
7 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (33.33%) Derivative
8 6 (33.33%) Mathematics
8 6 (33.33%) Degree
8 6 (33.33%) Django
8 6 (33.33%) TDD
8 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
8 6 (33.33%) Data Structures
8 6 (33.33%) Flask
9 5 (27.78%) Analytics
9 5 (27.78%) Matplotlib
9 5 (27.78%) IPython
9 5 (27.78%) Java
9 5 (27.78%) Credit Risk
9 5 (27.78%) Physics
9 5 (27.78%) SQLAlchemy
10 4 (22.22%) Open Source
10 4 (22.22%) MongoDB
10 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
10 4 (22.22%) Maven

SciPy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SciPy 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 SciPy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) SAS
2 1 (5.56%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Weka
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.56%) Mahout
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) Impala
2 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.56%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Maven
1 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (66.67%) Front Office
2 11 (61.11%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.56%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Developer
2 14 (77.78%) Python Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Python Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Data Modeller
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Data Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Data Modeller
6 1 (5.56%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (88.89%) NumPy
1 16 (88.89%) Pandas
2 6 (33.33%) Flask
2 6 (33.33%) Django
3 5 (27.78%) Matplotlib
3 5 (27.78%) SQLAlchemy
4 4 (22.22%) Pyramid
4 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
4 4 (22.22%) Esper
5 3 (16.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (11.11%) HTML
6 2 (11.11%) CSS
7 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Algorithms
2 6 (33.33%) Data Structures
2 6 (33.33%) Derivative
2 6 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 5 (27.78%) Physics
3 5 (27.78%) Credit Risk
4 4 (22.22%) Open Source
5 3 (16.67%) Hedge funds
5 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 2 (11.11%) Visualisation
6 2 (11.11%) Statistics
6 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (5.56%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Unit Testing
1 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 6 (33.33%) TDD
3 5 (27.78%) Analytics
4 3 (16.67%) RAD
5 2 (11.11%) OO
5 2 (11.11%) Propensity Modelling
5 2 (11.11%) Regression Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Time Series Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Investment Management
6 1 (5.56%) ETRM
6 1 (5.56%) Predictive Modelling
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Refactoring
6 1 (5.56%) Database Marketing
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) Python
2 8 (44.44%) C++
3 7 (38.89%) C
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
4 5 (27.78%) Java
4 5 (27.78%) IPython
5 4 (22.22%) Cython
5 4 (22.22%) C#
5 4 (22.22%) VBA
6 3 (16.67%) R
7 2 (11.11%) MATLAB
7 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
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