The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SciPy
Rank 579 - 588
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SciPy 24 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% - 0.007%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% - 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 0 4
Average daily rate £550 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15377 12977 15258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.75% 26.71% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9880 8116 8998
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 361 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.95 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 16 April 2014.

SciPy Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SciPy
Top 5 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London - 24 £550 - 9
England - 24 £550 - 9
City of London - 11 £638 - 3
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -

SciPy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 25 (96.15%) Python
1 25 (96.15%) NumPy
2 19 (73.08%) C++
3 15 (57.69%) OO
4 12 (46.15%) Open Source
5 11 (42.31%) Linux
5 11 (42.31%) Java
6 10 (38.46%) Statistics
6 10 (38.46%) Maven
6 10 (38.46%) Django
7 9 (34.62%) Finance
7 9 (34.62%) C#
7 9 (34.62%) Front Office
7 9 (34.62%) Visualisation
8 8 (30.77%) C
9 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (26.92%) MongoDB
9 7 (26.92%) Hedge funds
10 6 (23.08%) KDB
10 6 (23.08%) Oracle
11 5 (19.23%) Banking
11 5 (19.23%) Degree
11 5 (19.23%) GitHub
12 4 (15.38%) Investment Banking
12 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
13 3 (11.54%) Refactoring
13 3 (11.54%) Fixed Income
13 3 (11.54%) Grid Computing
13 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
13 3 (11.54%) Matplotlib

SciPy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) MongoDB
2 6 (23.08%) KDB
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Maven
2 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) LabVIEW
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
1 9 (34.62%) Front Office
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 4 (15.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (80.77%) Developer
1 21 (80.77%) Python Developer
2 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
2 1 (3.85%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (96.15%) NumPy
2 10 (38.46%) Django
3 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
3 3 (11.54%) Matplotlib
3 3 (11.54%) Esper
4 2 (7.69%) SQLAlchemy
5 1 (3.85%) CSS
5 1 (3.85%) STL
5 1 (3.85%) HTML5 Canvas
5 1 (3.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) Open Source
2 10 (38.46%) Statistics
3 9 (34.62%) Visualisation
4 7 (26.92%) Hedge funds
5 3 (11.54%) Fixed Income
5 3 (11.54%) Grid Computing
6 2 (7.69%) Credit Risk
6 2 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
7 1 (3.85%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) UNIX
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) OO
2 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 3 (11.54%) Refactoring
4 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.85%) MVC
5 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.85%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 25 (96.15%) Python
2 19 (73.08%) C++
3 11 (42.31%) Java
4 9 (34.62%) C#
5 8 (30.77%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 28 days ago