Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Python skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Python over the 6 months to 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Python
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 29 23
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6 +56
Contract jobs citing Python 187 141 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.32% 5.26% 6.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.92% 13.85% 20.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 67 52
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +6.45% -3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £222
90th Percentile £700 £578 £500
Scotland median daily rate £450 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 - £14.50

Python is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,105 1,018 785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 37.32% 37.99% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 608 473
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £284 £275
90th Percentile £550 £547 £505
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £44.27 £33.00 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.15% -30.16% +45.72%
10th Percentile £37.10 £13.79 £42.23
90th Percentile £45.55 £43.39 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -6.25% +23.36%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Python as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Python in Edinburgh

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Python in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Edinburgh

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in Edinburgh

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Python.

1 93 (49.73%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (45.45%) Java
3 77 (41.18%) DevOps
4 67 (35.83%) Jenkins
5 63 (33.69%) Scrum
6 62 (33.16%) Amazon AWS
7 60 (32.09%) Ansible
8 54 (28.88%) Docker
9 52 (27.81%) Git (software)
10 49 (26.20%) TDD
11 44 (23.53%) SQL
11 44 (23.53%) Linux
12 43 (22.99%) JavaScript
13 39 (20.86%) Kubernetes
14 37 (19.79%) Puppet
15 36 (19.25%) Kanban
16 35 (18.72%) REST
17 33 (17.65%) Software Engineering
17 33 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
18 32 (17.11%) Maven
18 32 (17.11%) BDD
18 32 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
19 30 (16.04%) Bash Shell
19 30 (16.04%) Cloud Foundry
19 30 (16.04%) Microservices
20 28 (14.97%) npm
21 27 (14.44%) Ruby
22 26 (13.90%) Groovy
22 26 (13.90%) Test Automation
23 25 (13.37%) NoSQL

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (16.04%) Cloud Foundry
2 17 (9.09%) nginx
3 7 (3.74%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.67%) SAS
4 5 (2.67%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.14%) Apache
6 1 (0.53%) Confluence
6 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.14%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 62 (33.16%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (14.97%) npm
3 21 (11.23%) OpenShift
4 17 (9.09%) PaaS
5 16 (8.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (5.88%) Heroku
6 11 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (4.81%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (4.81%) GitHub
8 7 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (3.21%) Yarn
10 5 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (2.67%) Amazon S3
10 5 (2.67%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (2.14%) Tricentis Tosca
12 3 (1.60%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (1.07%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (1.07%) Serverless
14 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.74%) DNS
2 5 (2.67%) Firewall
3 4 (2.14%) DSL
3 4 (2.14%) SSL
4 3 (1.60%) Network Security
5 1 (0.53%) BGP
5 1 (0.53%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.53%) FabricPath
5 1 (0.53%) HSRP
5 1 (0.53%) HTTP
5 1 (0.53%) OSPF
5 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.37%) NoSQL
2 17 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 14 (7.49%) Big Data
3 14 (7.49%) Hadoop
4 13 (6.95%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (5.35%) Relational Database
6 8 (4.28%) SQL Server
7 6 (3.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (3.21%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.14%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.14%) Couchbase
8 4 (2.14%) Redis
9 3 (1.60%) Amazon Athena
9 3 (1.60%) MySQL
9 3 (1.60%) QlikView
9 3 (1.60%) Spotfire
9 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 67 (35.83%) Jenkins
2 52 (27.81%) Git (software)
3 32 (17.11%) Maven
4 22 (11.76%) Selenium
5 15 (8.02%) Gradle
6 14 (7.49%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (6.95%) CircleCI
7 13 (6.95%) GitLab
7 13 (6.95%) gulp
7 13 (6.95%) IBM UrbanCode
7 13 (6.95%) SonarQube
7 13 (6.95%) Travis CI
8 10 (5.35%) Subversion
9 9 (4.81%) Ant
9 9 (4.81%) Gerrit
9 9 (4.81%) JUnit
10 8 (4.28%) Artifactory
10 8 (4.28%) Cucumber
11 7 (3.74%) JIRA
12 5 (2.67%) FitNesse
General
1 25 (13.37%) Finance
2 18 (9.63%) Banking
3 3 (1.60%) Front Office
3 3 (1.60%) Marketing
4 2 (1.07%) Advertising
4 2 (1.07%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.07%) Law
4 2 (1.07%) Retail
5 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 70 (37.43%) Developer
2 47 (25.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 26 (13.90%) Python Developer
4 24 (12.83%) Architect
5 14 (7.49%) Full Stack Developer
6 13 (6.95%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 11 (5.88%) Technical Architect
8 10 (5.35%) Analyst
8 10 (5.35%) Senior DevOps
8 10 (5.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 10 (5.35%) Software Developer
9 9 (4.81%) AWS DevOps
10 8 (4.28%) AWS Engineer
10 8 (4.28%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (4.28%) Tester
11 7 (3.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.74%) Data Engineer
11 7 (3.74%) Data Scientist
11 7 (3.74%) JavaScript Developer
12 6 (3.21%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (18.72%) REST
2 25 (13.37%) React
3 22 (11.76%) CSS
4 21 (11.23%) HTML
4 21 (11.23%) Node.js
5 16 (8.56%) AngularJS
6 14 (7.49%) Django
7 12 (6.42%) .NET
7 12 (6.42%) Spring
8 11 (5.88%) PostGIS
9 10 (5.35%) Redux
10 9 (4.81%) GraphQL
11 8 (4.28%) Sass
11 8 (4.28%) Web Services
12 7 (3.74%) Kafka
13 5 (2.67%) HTML5
13 5 (2.67%) jQuery
13 5 (2.67%) Thymeleaf
14 4 (2.14%) LDAP
14 4 (2.14%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.23%) User Experience
2 13 (6.95%) iPad
3 10 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.28%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.74%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.21%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.67%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.67%) Cloud Native
7 5 (2.67%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.60%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.60%) Equities
10 2 (1.07%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.53%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 44 (23.53%) Linux
2 11 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (4.28%) Unix
3 8 (4.28%) Windows
4 4 (2.14%) Solaris
5 2 (1.07%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.53%) Android
6 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (49.73%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (41.18%) DevOps
3 63 (33.69%) Scrum
4 49 (26.20%) TDD
5 36 (19.25%) Kanban
6 33 (17.65%) Software Engineering
7 32 (17.11%) BDD
7 32 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (16.04%) Microservices
9 26 (13.90%) Test Automation
10 20 (10.70%) Analytics
10 20 (10.70%) Data Modelling
11 18 (9.63%) Open Source
12 17 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (7.49%) E-Commerce
14 13 (6.95%) Domain-Driven Design
15 12 (6.42%) ETL
16 11 (5.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 11 (5.88%) Refactoring
17 10 (5.35%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 85 (45.45%) Java
2 44 (23.53%) SQL
3 43 (22.99%) JavaScript
4 30 (16.04%) Bash Shell
5 27 (14.44%) Ruby
6 26 (13.90%) Groovy
7 16 (8.56%) C#
8 13 (6.95%) PHP
8 13 (6.95%) R
8 13 (6.95%) Shell Script
9 11 (5.88%) PowerShell
10 10 (5.35%) Go
11 7 (3.74%) Scala
12 6 (3.21%) C++
12 6 (3.21%) ES6
12 6 (3.21%) Perl
13 3 (1.60%) Java 8
13 3 (1.60%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.60%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (2.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.07%) AWS Certification
2 2 (1.07%) Degree
2 2 (1.07%) PhD
3 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.42%) GCP
2 7 (3.74%) QA
3 5 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 54 (28.88%) Docker
2 13 (6.95%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.14%) VMware NSX
5 3 (1.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 60 (32.09%) Ansible
2 39 (20.86%) Kubernetes
3 37 (19.79%) Puppet
4 33 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (6.95%) Consul
5 13 (6.95%) Mesos
6 9 (4.81%) SELinux
6 9 (4.81%) Terraform
7 4 (2.14%) OpenView
7 4 (2.14%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (2.14%) Prometheus
7 4 (2.14%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (2.14%) SCOM
7 4 (2.14%) Xymon
7 4 (2.14%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.07%) Nessus
9 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (7.49%) IBM
2 9 (4.81%) Oracle
3 8 (4.28%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.28%) Red Hat
4 7 (3.74%) VMware
5 6 (3.21%) Google
6 5 (2.67%) Tableau
7 4 (2.14%) HP
7 4 (2.14%) Teradata
8 3 (1.60%) Datameer
9 2 (1.07%) Cisco
9 2 (1.07%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.07%) Qualys
10 1 (0.53%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.53%) F5
10 1 (0.53%) Infoblox
10 1 (0.53%) Informatica
10 1 (0.53%) NVIDIA