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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SciPy
Rank 586 550 537
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -13
Contract jobs citing SciPy 13 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.039% 0.007%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.092% 0.14% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £713 £490
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
14151 14119 12451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.37% 27.20% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9202 8972 7852
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 221 325
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.31 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £53.50 £43.50
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 27 March 2015.

SciPy Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SciPy
Top 3 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 27 March 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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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
London -5 13 £550 -12.00% 7
England -16 13 £550 -12.00% 7
City of London +9 3 £513 -24.07% 3

SciPy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 14 (100.00%) Python
1 14 (100.00%) Pandas
2 11 (78.57%) Front Office
2 11 (78.57%) NumPy
3 9 (64.29%) Algorithms
4 8 (57.14%) Finance
5 6 (42.86%) C++
5 6 (42.86%) SQL
5 6 (42.86%) Unit Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (35.71%) Degree
6 5 (35.71%) Mathematics
6 5 (35.71%) Django
6 5 (35.71%) Matplotlib
6 5 (35.71%) SQLAlchemy
6 5 (35.71%) Analytics
6 5 (35.71%) Flask
6 5 (35.71%) C
6 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
6 5 (35.71%) TDD
6 5 (35.71%) Derivative
6 5 (35.71%) IPython
6 5 (35.71%) Data Structures
7 4 (28.57%) C#
7 4 (28.57%) VBA
7 4 (28.57%) Java
7 4 (28.57%) Cython
7 4 (28.57%) Credit Risk
7 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
8 3 (21.43%) Visualisation

SciPy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (14.29%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Weka
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Data Mining
1 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 2 (14.29%) Apache Hive
1 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 2 (14.29%) Mahout
1 2 (14.29%) Big Data
1 2 (14.29%) Impala
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) Maven
General
1 11 (78.57%) Front Office
2 8 (57.14%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 11 (78.57%) Python Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Python Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Data Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Data Modeller
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Data Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Data Modeller
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) Pandas
2 11 (78.57%) NumPy
3 5 (35.71%) Matplotlib
3 5 (35.71%) Django
3 5 (35.71%) SQLAlchemy
3 5 (35.71%) Flask
4 3 (21.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (14.29%) HTML
5 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 2 (14.29%) Esper
5 2 (14.29%) Pyramid
5 2 (14.29%) CSS
6 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Algorithms
2 5 (35.71%) Data Structures
2 5 (35.71%) Mathematics
2 5 (35.71%) Derivative
3 4 (28.57%) Credit Risk
4 3 (21.43%) Visualisation
4 3 (21.43%) Statistics
4 3 (21.43%) Physics
5 2 (14.29%) Economics
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
6 1 (7.14%) Hedge funds
6 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Unit Testing
1 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
2 5 (35.71%) TDD
2 5 (35.71%) Analytics
3 3 (21.43%) RAD
4 2 (14.29%) OO
4 2 (14.29%) Database Marketing
4 2 (14.29%) Predictive Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Refactoring
5 1 (7.14%) Time Series Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
5 1 (7.14%) ETRM
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) C++
3 5 (35.71%) C
3 5 (35.71%) IPython
4 4 (28.57%) Cython
4 4 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) VBA
5 2 (14.29%) R
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle