Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 36 21
Rank change year-on-year +19 -15 +64
Contract jobs citing Python 221 128 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.74% 4.40% 6.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.37% 12.39% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 70 58
Edinburgh median daily rate £500 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £338 £336 £218
90th Percentile £700 £553 £463
Scotland median daily rate £475 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +15.15% +10.00% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £38.75 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 - £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 1,085 1,033 785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 37.99% 35.51% 36.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 631 487
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £315 £288 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £488
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 11
Edinburgh median hourly rate £42.50 £30.50 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.34% -35.45% +63.14%
10th Percentile £37.50 £20.20 £41.25
90th Percentile £44.27 £43.39 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £27.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +20.37% -34.15% +9.33%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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.

1 108 (48.87%) Java
2 103 (46.61%) DevOps
3 100 (45.25%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (43.44%) Jenkins
5 92 (41.63%) Ansible
6 78 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
7 73 (33.03%) Linux
8 60 (27.15%) Scrum
8 60 (27.15%) Docker
9 58 (26.24%) Puppet
10 48 (21.72%) Git (software)
11 47 (21.27%) Kanban
12 45 (20.36%) TDD
12 45 (20.36%) Opscode Chef
13 41 (18.55%) SQL
14 40 (18.10%) JavaScript
14 40 (18.10%) Kubernetes
15 39 (17.65%) Finance
16 37 (16.74%) Continuous Integration
17 35 (15.84%) Software Engineering
17 35 (15.84%) REST
18 34 (15.38%) Bash Shell
18 34 (15.38%) Maven
18 34 (15.38%) Banking
19 31 (14.03%) Cloud Foundry
20 30 (13.57%) OpenShift
20 30 (13.57%) npm
21 29 (13.12%) Microservices
21 29 (13.12%) Groovy
22 27 (12.22%) Ruby

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 31 (14.03%) Cloud Foundry
2 25 (11.31%) nginx
3 6 (2.71%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.26%) SAS
4 5 (2.26%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.81%) Apache
6 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 78 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (13.57%) npm
2 30 (13.57%) OpenShift
3 27 (12.22%) PaaS
4 26 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (9.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (4.07%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (3.17%) Yarn
8 5 (2.26%) GitHub
9 4 (1.81%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.81%) Heroku
9 4 (1.81%) Serverless
9 4 (1.81%) Tricentis Tosca
10 3 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.36%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.45%) Amazon Glacier
11 1 (0.45%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.45%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.26%) Firewall
1 5 (2.26%) Network Security
2 4 (1.81%) DNS
2 4 (1.81%) DSL
2 4 (1.81%) SSL
3 2 (0.90%) SAN
4 1 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.45%) HTTP
4 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.86%) NoSQL
1 24 (10.86%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (8.60%) MongoDB
3 14 (6.33%) Hadoop
4 11 (4.98%) SQL Server
5 10 (4.52%) Big Data
5 10 (4.52%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.71%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.26%) Redis
8 4 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.81%) Apache Hive
8 4 (1.81%) Couchbase
8 4 (1.81%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.36%) Amazon Athena
9 3 (1.36%) MySQL
9 3 (1.36%) QlikView
9 3 (1.36%) Spotfire
10 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 96 (43.44%) Jenkins
2 48 (21.72%) Git (software)
3 34 (15.38%) Maven
4 23 (10.41%) Gradle
5 21 (9.50%) CircleCI
5 21 (9.50%) gulp
5 21 (9.50%) IBM UrbanCode
5 21 (9.50%) Travis CI
6 15 (6.79%) JUnit
6 15 (6.79%) Subversion
7 11 (4.98%) Selenium
8 8 (3.62%) Artifactory
9 7 (3.17%) Cucumber
9 7 (3.17%) GitLab
9 7 (3.17%) Hudson
9 7 (3.17%) JIRA
9 7 (3.17%) TeamCity
10 6 (2.71%) SonarQube
10 6 (2.71%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 39 (17.65%) Finance
2 34 (15.38%) Banking
3 11 (4.98%) Retail Banking
4 4 (1.81%) Front Office
4 4 (1.81%) Marketing
5 3 (1.36%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.90%) Law
6 2 (0.90%) Retail
7 1 (0.45%) Advertising
7 1 (0.45%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (30.32%) Developer
2 60 (27.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 24 (10.86%) Python Developer
4 21 (9.50%) Architect
5 17 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
6 16 (7.24%) AWS Engineer
7 15 (6.79%) Full Stack Developer
8 12 (5.43%) AWS DevOps
9 11 (4.98%) Analyst
9 11 (4.98%) Technical Architect
10 10 (4.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 9 (4.07%) Operations Engineer
11 9 (4.07%) Software Developer
12 8 (3.62%) Data Engineer
12 8 (3.62%) Enterprise Architect
12 8 (3.62%) Java Developer
13 7 (3.17%) Automation Engineer
13 7 (3.17%) Data Scientist
13 7 (3.17%) JavaScript Developer
13 7 (3.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (15.84%) REST
2 27 (12.22%) React
3 25 (11.31%) HTML
4 24 (10.86%) CSS
5 19 (8.60%) Spring
6 18 (8.14%) AngularJS
7 17 (7.69%) Node.js
8 14 (6.33%) Sass
9 13 (5.88%) .NET
9 13 (5.88%) Web Services
10 10 (4.52%) Django
10 10 (4.52%) GraphQL
10 10 (4.52%) jQuery
10 10 (4.52%) Redux
10 10 (4.52%) Thymeleaf
11 8 (3.62%) Kafka
12 7 (3.17%) PostGIS
13 5 (2.26%) Flask
13 5 (2.26%) HTML5
14 4 (1.81%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.95%) User Experience
2 13 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.62%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.71%) iPad
7 5 (2.26%) Cloud Native
7 5 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.81%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.81%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.81%) Equities
8 4 (1.81%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.36%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.90%) Replication
11 1 (0.45%) Animation
11 1 (0.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 73 (33.03%) Linux
2 24 (10.86%) Windows
3 18 (8.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (6.33%) Unix
5 8 (3.62%) Solaris
6 7 (3.17%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.90%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.45%) Android
8 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.45%) CentOS
8 1 (0.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (46.61%) DevOps
2 100 (45.25%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (27.15%) Scrum
4 47 (21.27%) Kanban
5 45 (20.36%) TDD
6 37 (16.74%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (15.84%) Software Engineering
8 29 (13.12%) Microservices
9 24 (10.86%) Analytics
9 24 (10.86%) Open Source
10 23 (10.41%) Test Automation
11 21 (9.50%) BDD
12 19 (8.60%) Data Modelling
13 17 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (6.33%) Front End Development
15 13 (5.88%) Domain-Driven Design
15 13 (5.88%) Unit Testing
16 12 (5.43%) Visualisation
17 11 (4.98%) Data Analytics
17 11 (4.98%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 108 (48.87%) Java
2 41 (18.55%) SQL
3 40 (18.10%) JavaScript
4 34 (15.38%) Bash Shell
5 29 (13.12%) Groovy
6 27 (12.22%) Ruby
7 21 (9.50%) PowerShell
7 21 (9.50%) Shell Script
8 20 (9.05%) Perl
9 18 (8.14%) Go
10 14 (6.33%) C#
10 14 (6.33%) R
11 8 (3.62%) Scala
12 7 (3.17%) ES6
13 5 (2.26%) C++
13 5 (2.26%) PHP
14 4 (1.81%) Java 8
14 4 (1.81%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.90%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (2.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.81%) PhD
3 2 (0.90%) CCNA
3 2 (0.90%) CCNP
3 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.90%) Degree
4 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 60 (27.15%) Docker
2 21 (9.50%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (4.07%) Active Directory
4 7 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.81%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.90%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 92 (41.63%) Ansible
2 58 (26.24%) Puppet
3 45 (20.36%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (18.10%) Kubernetes
5 24 (10.86%) Terraform
6 15 (6.79%) SELinux
7 8 (3.62%) Mesos
8 7 (3.17%) Consul
9 5 (2.26%) Prometheus
10 4 (1.81%) OpenView
10 4 (1.81%) Oracle ZFS
10 4 (1.81%) PowerCLI
10 4 (1.81%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (1.81%) SCOM
10 4 (1.81%) Xymon
10 4 (1.81%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.90%) Nessus
12 1 (0.45%) Nagios
12 1 (0.45%) Scalr
Vendors
1 15 (6.79%) Oracle
2 11 (4.98%) VMware
3 9 (4.07%) Red Hat
4 8 (3.62%) Tableau
5 7 (3.17%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.71%) IBM
7 4 (1.81%) Google
7 4 (1.81%) HP
7 4 (1.81%) Teradata
8 3 (1.36%) Datameer
8 3 (1.36%) NetScout
8 3 (1.36%) SevOne
8 3 (1.36%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.90%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.90%) CA
9 2 (0.90%) Dynatrace
9 2 (0.90%) New Relic
9 2 (0.90%) Qualys
9 2 (0.90%) Splunk
10 1 (0.45%) Informatica