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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SciPy
Rank 622 577 565
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -12
Contract jobs citing SciPy 7 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.008% 0.025%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.044% 0.026% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Average daily rate
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£575 £500 £675
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -25.92%
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
15760 15286 15435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 29.02% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10386 9943 9257
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 277 390
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £46.00 £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
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 20 October 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 +17 7 £575 +15.00% 1
England -25 7 £575 +15.00% 1
City of London +24 1 £450 -

SciPy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 19 (100.00%) Python
2 17 (89.47%) NumPy
3 16 (84.21%) C++
3 16 (84.21%) Django
4 14 (73.68%) Analytics
5 13 (68.42%) R
6 12 (63.16%) Web Development
6 12 (63.16%) TDD
7 11 (57.89%) Banking
7 11 (57.89%) Investment Banking
8 9 (47.37%) Finance
9 8 (42.11%) C
10 7 (36.84%) Front Office
11 6 (31.58%) Pandas
12 5 (26.32%) SQL
13 4 (21.05%) C#
13 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (21.05%) Degree
14 3 (15.79%) Credit Risk
14 3 (15.79%) Java
14 3 (15.79%) OO
15 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
15 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
15 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
15 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
15 2 (10.53%) Impala
15 2 (10.53%) Natural Language Processing
15 2 (10.53%) Apache Hive
15 2 (10.53%) Apache Pig
15 2 (10.53%) Mahout

SciPy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon S3
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) GitHub
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon EMR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
1 2 (10.53%) Apache Hive
1 2 (10.53%) Mahout
1 2 (10.53%) Impala
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Yeoman
General
1 11 (57.89%) Banking
1 11 (57.89%) Investment Banking
2 9 (47.37%) Finance
3 7 (36.84%) Front Office
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Developer
2 16 (84.21%) Python Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Python Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
3 2 (10.53%) C++ Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Data Modeller
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) RAD Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Data Modeller
4 1 (5.26%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (89.47%) NumPy
2 16 (84.21%) Django
3 6 (31.58%) Pandas
4 2 (10.53%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (5.26%) Flask
5 1 (5.26%) Cascalog
5 1 (5.26%) HTML
5 1 (5.26%) .NET
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.26%) CSS
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Credit Risk
2 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) Physics
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Fixed Income
3 1 (5.26%) Grid Computing
3 1 (5.26%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (5.26%) Economics
3 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Analytics
2 12 (63.16%) TDD
2 12 (63.16%) Web Development
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) RAD
5 1 (5.26%) MVC
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Database Marketing
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Predictive Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Data Munging
5 1 (5.26%) Time Series Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) Python
2 16 (84.21%) C++
3 13 (68.42%) R
4 8 (42.11%) C
5 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 4 (21.05%) C#
7 3 (15.79%) Java
8 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
8 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
8 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
8 1 (5.26%) F#
8 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
8 1 (5.26%) Clojure
8 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
8 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) PhD