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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SciPy
Rank 598 581 575
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Contract jobs citing SciPy 13 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.004% 0.022%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.083% 0.013% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 1
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£575 £453 £675
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.07% -32.96%
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
15621 15299 15582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.66% 28.62% 26.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9921 9837 9564
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 270 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 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
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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
London +27 13 £575 +27.07% 2
England -4 13 £575 +27.07% 2
City of London - 2 £500 -

SciPy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 30 (100.00%) Python
1 30 (100.00%) NumPy
2 24 (80.00%) C++
3 18 (60.00%) Django
4 17 (56.67%) Pandas
4 17 (56.67%) Finance
5 15 (50.00%) C
6 13 (43.33%) OO
7 12 (40.00%) Web Development
7 12 (40.00%) TDD
8 11 (36.67%) Banking
8 11 (36.67%) Investment Banking
8 11 (36.67%) Analytics
8 11 (36.67%) Open Source
8 11 (36.67%) R
9 10 (33.33%) Statistics
9 10 (33.33%) Linux
10 9 (30.00%) Front Office
10 9 (30.00%) Maven
10 9 (30.00%) Pyramid
11 8 (26.67%) Visualisation
11 8 (26.67%) Java
12 6 (20.00%) Hedge funds
12 6 (20.00%) MongoDB
13 5 (16.67%) KDB
13 5 (16.67%) Oracle
13 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (13.33%) Degree
14 4 (13.33%) C#
15 3 (10.00%) SQL

SciPy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 2 (6.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 5 (16.67%) KDB
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Maven
General
1 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 11 (36.67%) Banking
2 11 (36.67%) Investment Banking
3 9 (30.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 27 (90.00%) Developer
1 27 (90.00%) Python Developer
2 3 (10.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (6.67%) Senior Python Developer
3 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (100.00%) NumPy
2 18 (60.00%) Django
3 17 (56.67%) Pandas
4 9 (30.00%) Pyramid
5 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.67%) Esper
6 1 (3.33%) Flask
6 1 (3.33%) STL
6 1 (3.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (3.33%) Matplotlib
6 1 (3.33%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Open Source
2 10 (33.33%) Statistics
3 8 (26.67%) Visualisation
4 6 (20.00%) Hedge funds
5 3 (10.00%) Credit Risk
6 2 (6.67%) Fixed Income
6 2 (6.67%) Grid Computing
7 1 (3.33%) Equities
7 1 (3.33%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) OO
2 12 (40.00%) TDD
2 12 (40.00%) Web Development
3 11 (36.67%) Analytics
4 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.67%) Refactoring
7 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.33%) Scrum
7 1 (3.33%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) Python
2 24 (80.00%) C++
3 15 (50.00%) C
4 11 (36.67%) R
5 8 (26.67%) Java
6 4 (13.33%) C#
7 3 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) PhD
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle
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