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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SciPy
Rank 592 564 -
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -
Contract jobs citing SciPy 15 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.034% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £513 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -
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
14620 14600 12823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.99% 27.74% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9624 9677 8046
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 183 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.85 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
London -11 15 £550 +7.31% 6
England -29 15 £550 +7.31% 9
City of London +3 1 £650 +13.04% 2

SciPy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 22 (100.00%) Python
2 20 (90.91%) NumPy
3 18 (81.82%) Pandas
4 14 (63.64%) Front Office
4 14 (63.64%) Finance
5 10 (45.45%) SQL
5 10 (45.45%) Algorithms
6 9 (40.91%) C++
7 8 (36.36%) Unit Testing
7 8 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (31.82%) Degree
8 7 (31.82%) Mathematics
8 7 (31.82%) TDD
8 7 (31.82%) C
8 7 (31.82%) Analytics
9 6 (27.27%) Matplotlib
9 6 (27.27%) IPython
9 6 (27.27%) Flask
9 6 (27.27%) Data Structures
9 6 (27.27%) Java
9 6 (27.27%) Linux
9 6 (27.27%) Configuration Management
9 6 (27.27%) Physics
9 6 (27.27%) Derivative
9 6 (27.27%) Django
9 6 (27.27%) Credit Risk
10 5 (22.73%) SQLAlchemy
10 5 (22.73%) VBA
10 5 (22.73%) Pyramid
10 5 (22.73%) Cython

SciPy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (13.64%) SAS
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (4.55%) Weka
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Hive
2 1 (4.55%) Mahout
2 1 (4.55%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) Impala
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 4 (18.18%) Maven
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 14 (63.64%) Front Office
1 14 (63.64%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Developer
2 17 (77.27%) Python Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Senior Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Senior Python Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Data Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Data Scientist
7 1 (4.55%) Data Modeller
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Data Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (4.55%) Programmer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (90.91%) NumPy
2 18 (81.82%) Pandas
3 6 (27.27%) Matplotlib
3 6 (27.27%) Flask
3 6 (27.27%) Django
4 5 (22.73%) SQLAlchemy
4 5 (22.73%) Pyramid
4 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
5 4 (18.18%) Esper
6 3 (13.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (13.64%) CSS
6 3 (13.64%) HTML
7 1 (4.55%) .NET
7 1 (4.55%) XML
7 1 (4.55%) D3.js
7 1 (4.55%) Highcharts JS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Algorithms
2 7 (31.82%) Mathematics
3 6 (27.27%) Data Structures
3 6 (27.27%) Physics
3 6 (27.27%) Derivative
3 6 (27.27%) Credit Risk
4 4 (18.18%) Hedge funds
4 4 (18.18%) Open Source
4 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
5 3 (13.64%) Visualisation
5 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (9.09%) Statistics
7 1 (4.55%) Economics
7 1 (4.55%) Market Risk
7 1 (4.55%) Grid Computing
7 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Unit Testing
1 8 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (31.82%) TDD
2 7 (31.82%) Analytics
3 6 (27.27%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.64%) OO
4 3 (13.64%) RAD
4 3 (13.64%) Regression Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Propensity Modelling
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) Refactoring
5 2 (9.09%) Investment Management
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.55%) Web Development
6 1 (4.55%) Database Marketing
6 1 (4.55%) ETRM
6 1 (4.55%) Predictive Modelling
6 1 (4.55%) BDD
6 1 (4.55%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) Python
2 10 (45.45%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) C++
4 7 (31.82%) C
5 6 (27.27%) IPython
5 6 (27.27%) Java
6 5 (22.73%) VBA
6 5 (22.73%) Cython
7 4 (18.18%) R
7 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 4 (18.18%) C#
8 3 (13.64%) MATLAB
9 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) PhD
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle