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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SciPy
Rank 605 598 585
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -13
Contract jobs citing SciPy 28 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.021% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.077% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 2
Average daily rate
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£625 £575 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +27.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £575 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £648 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - -
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
16449 15532 15196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.15% 27.80% 29.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11194 9877 9773
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 213 261
Average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £19.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +12 28 £625 +8.69% 13
London +16 21 £625 +8.69% 8
City of London +20 13 £650 +30.00% 2
East of England - 7 £400 - 4
Cambridgeshire - 7 £400 - 4
Cambridge - 6 £400 - 4

SciPy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 43 (100.00%) Python
1 43 (100.00%) NumPy
2 26 (60.47%) Front Office
2 26 (60.47%) Pandas
3 21 (48.84%) Finance
4 20 (46.51%) C++
4 20 (46.51%) SQL
5 18 (41.86%) TDD
6 16 (37.21%) Mathematics
7 15 (34.88%) Credit Risk
8 14 (32.56%) Derivative
8 14 (32.56%) Data Structures
8 14 (32.56%) Algorithms
9 13 (30.23%) Unit Testing
9 13 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (30.23%) Django
9 13 (30.23%) Linux
10 12 (27.91%) Configuration Management
10 12 (27.91%) Computer Science
10 12 (27.91%) Analytics
11 11 (25.58%) Physics
12 10 (23.26%) Degree
13 9 (20.93%) Functional Programming
14 8 (18.60%) Flask
14 8 (18.60%) R
14 8 (18.60%) Windows
14 8 (18.60%) Java
15 7 (16.28%) C
15 7 (16.28%) C#
16 6 (13.95%) XML

SciPy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (6.98%) SAS
2 2 (4.65%) IPython
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Subversion
2 3 (6.98%) Maven
3 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.33%) Mercurial
General
1 26 (60.47%) Front Office
2 21 (48.84%) Finance
3 5 (11.63%) Banking
3 5 (11.63%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 40 (93.02%) Developer
2 33 (76.74%) Python Developer
3 11 (25.58%) Senior Python Developer
3 11 (25.58%) Senior Developer
3 11 (25.58%) Quantitative Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Data Scientist
7 1 (2.33%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 1 (2.33%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (2.33%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (100.00%) NumPy
2 26 (60.47%) Pandas
3 13 (30.23%) Django
4 8 (18.60%) Flask
5 6 (13.95%) XML
6 4 (9.30%) Pyramid
6 4 (9.30%) AngularJS
7 3 (6.98%) Esper
8 2 (4.65%) Matplotlib
9 1 (2.33%) D3.js
9 1 (2.33%) Highcharts JS
9 1 (2.33%) Qt
9 1 (2.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (2.33%) SQLAlchemy
9 1 (2.33%) HTML
9 1 (2.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (37.21%) Mathematics
2 15 (34.88%) Credit Risk
3 14 (32.56%) Data Structures
3 14 (32.56%) Algorithms
3 14 (32.56%) Derivative
4 12 (27.91%) Computer Science
5 11 (25.58%) Physics
6 6 (13.95%) Grid Computing
6 6 (13.95%) Market Risk
6 6 (13.95%) Hedge funds
7 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (2.33%) Visualisation
8 1 (2.33%) Statistics
8 1 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Linux
2 8 (18.60%) Windows
3 6 (13.95%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) TDD
2 13 (30.23%) Unit Testing
2 13 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (27.91%) Configuration Management
3 12 (27.91%) Analytics
4 9 (20.93%) Functional Programming
5 6 (13.95%) OO
5 6 (13.95%) Web Development
6 4 (9.30%) Multithreading
6 4 (9.30%) Monte Carlo Method
7 3 (6.98%) Open Source
7 3 (6.98%) Propensity Modelling
7 3 (6.98%) Regression Analysis
8 2 (4.65%) Algorithmic Trading
8 2 (4.65%) QMS
8 2 (4.65%) Quality Management
9 1 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.33%) RAD
9 1 (2.33%) Refactoring
9 1 (2.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 43 (100.00%) Python
2 20 (46.51%) SQL
2 20 (46.51%) C++
3 8 (18.60%) Java
3 8 (18.60%) R
4 7 (16.28%) C
4 7 (16.28%) C#
5 6 (13.95%) Perl
6 3 (6.98%) MATLAB
7 2 (4.65%) VBA
7 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.65%) Cython
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) PhD
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle
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