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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 23 57
Rank change year-on-year -1 +34  
Contract jobs citing Python 72 94 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.89% 6.96% 2.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.32% 22.54% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 12
Median daily rate £425 £406 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +2.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £38.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +11.61% +6.16%  

Python is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 470 417 401
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 38.46% 30.89% 28.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 224 226
Median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -12.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Python as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Python.

1 65 (52.85%) Linux
2 55 (44.72%) Java
3 53 (43.09%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (28.46%) SQL
5 31 (25.20%) DevOps
6 29 (23.58%) Jenkins
7 27 (21.95%) Bash Shell
8 25 (20.33%) Scrum
9 24 (19.51%) Finance
9 24 (19.51%) Docker
10 23 (18.70%) Test Automation
10 23 (18.70%) Selenium
11 22 (17.89%) BDD
12 21 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (15.45%) Puppet
14 18 (14.63%) Analytics
14 18 (14.63%) Kanban
14 18 (14.63%) JavaScript
14 18 (14.63%) Perl
15 17 (13.82%) Git (software)
15 17 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (13.01%) Windows
16 16 (13.01%) Ansible
17 15 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (12.20%) HTML
17 15 (12.20%) Subversion
17 15 (12.20%) Degree
17 15 (12.20%) REST
17 15 (12.20%) Machine Learning
18 14 (11.38%) R

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 10 (8.13%) SAS
2 3 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.44%) Jupyter
3 2 (1.63%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.63%) GeoServer
3 2 (1.63%) IIS
4 1 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.81%) Apache
4 1 (0.81%) JBoss
4 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.57%) OpenShift
2 7 (5.69%) PaaS
3 4 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.63%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.81%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.81%) IaaS
6 1 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.94%) Firewall
2 3 (2.44%) WAN
3 2 (1.63%) HTTP
3 2 (1.63%) SAN
3 2 (1.63%) SNMP
3 2 (1.63%) SSH
3 2 (1.63%) SSL
4 1 (0.81%) DSL
4 1 (0.81%) LDAP
4 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.57%) MongoDB
2 12 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (8.13%) Big Data
3 10 (8.13%) MySQL
4 6 (4.88%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.07%) QlikView
5 5 (4.07%) Spotfire
6 4 (3.25%) GIS
7 3 (2.44%) Spatial Data
7 3 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (23.58%) Jenkins
2 23 (18.70%) Selenium
3 17 (13.82%) Git (software)
4 15 (12.20%) Subversion
5 13 (10.57%) JIRA
5 13 (10.57%) WebDriver
6 11 (8.94%) SoapUI
7 10 (8.13%) Artifactory
7 10 (8.13%) GitLab
8 9 (7.32%) Bugzilla
9 7 (5.69%) Cucumber
10 4 (3.25%) Gradle
10 4 (3.25%) Maven
11 3 (2.44%) Bower
11 3 (2.44%) IBM UrbanCode
12 2 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.63%) Hudson
12 2 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (1.63%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.81%) JBehave
General
1 24 (19.51%) Finance
2 12 (9.76%) Banking
3 11 (8.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (25.20%) Developer
2 18 (14.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (13.82%) Python Developer
4 16 (13.01%) Analyst
5 13 (10.57%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (10.57%) Senior Test Analyst
5 13 (10.57%) Test Analyst
6 11 (8.94%) Test Engineer
7 8 (6.50%) Senior Test Engineer
8 7 (5.69%) Agile Test Analyst
9 6 (4.88%) Consultant
9 6 (4.88%) Data Scientist
9 6 (4.88%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.07%) Java Developer
10 5 (4.07%) Splunk Engineer
11 4 (3.25%) Analytics Manager
11 4 (3.25%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (3.25%) Network Engineer
11 4 (3.25%) Test Automation Engineer
12 3 (2.44%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.20%) HTML
1 15 (12.20%) REST
2 14 (11.38%) AngularJS
3 13 (10.57%) CSS
3 13 (10.57%) Web Services
4 11 (8.94%) JSON
5 10 (8.13%) jQuery
6 7 (5.69%) .NET
7 5 (4.07%) HTML5
7 5 (4.07%) Node.js
7 5 (4.07%) Sass
8 4 (3.25%) Java EE
8 4 (3.25%) RESTful
8 4 (3.25%) Spring
9 3 (2.44%) Django
9 3 (2.44%) Kafka
10 2 (1.63%) Ajax
10 2 (1.63%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.63%) SOAP
10 2 (1.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.76%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (8.94%) Data Centre
4 10 (8.13%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (6.50%) Private Cloud
6 6 (4.88%) Computer Science
7 5 (4.07%) Algorithms
8 4 (3.25%) Internet of Things
9 3 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (2.44%) Replication
10 2 (1.63%) Clustering
10 2 (1.63%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.63%) User Experience
11 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.81%) EPoS
11 1 (0.81%) Fintech
11 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 65 (52.85%) Linux
2 21 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (13.01%) Windows
4 14 (11.38%) Unix
5 2 (1.63%) AIX
5 2 (1.63%) Android
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (43.09%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (25.20%) DevOps
3 25 (20.33%) Scrum
4 23 (18.70%) Test Automation
5 22 (17.89%) BDD
6 18 (14.63%) Analytics
6 18 (14.63%) Kanban
7 17 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (12.20%) Machine Learning
9 13 (10.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 13 (10.57%) Mathematics
9 13 (10.57%) TDD
10 12 (9.76%) Statistics
11 11 (8.94%) Exploratory Testing
11 11 (8.94%) Programme Delivery
11 11 (8.94%) Risk Analytics
12 10 (8.13%) Manual Testing
13 8 (6.50%) Data Management
13 8 (6.50%) Predictive Analytics
14 7 (5.69%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (44.72%) Java
2 35 (28.46%) SQL
3 27 (21.95%) Bash Shell
4 18 (14.63%) JavaScript
4 18 (14.63%) Perl
5 14 (11.38%) R
6 11 (8.94%) MATLAB
7 9 (7.32%) VBA
8 7 (5.69%) C
8 7 (5.69%) Go
8 7 (5.69%) Ruby
9 4 (3.25%) PHP
10 3 (2.44%) C++
10 3 (2.44%) CoffeeScript
10 3 (2.44%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.63%) C#
11 2 (1.63%) ES6
11 2 (1.63%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.63%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (12.20%) Degree
2 7 (5.69%) PhD
3 5 (4.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.25%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (2.44%) CEH
5 3 (2.44%) CISSP
6 2 (1.63%) ISEB
6 2 (1.63%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.63%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.81%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 24 (19.51%) Docker
2 7 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.44%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.63%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.63%) RHEV
5 1 (0.81%) LXC
Systems Management
1 19 (15.45%) Puppet
2 16 (13.01%) Ansible
3 13 (10.57%) Kubernetes
4 6 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (4.07%) Prometheus
5 5 (4.07%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (4.07%) Xymon
6 4 (3.25%) SELinux
7 3 (2.44%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.63%) Control-M
8 2 (1.63%) Rundeck
8 2 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (9.76%) VMware
2 11 (8.94%) Red Hat
3 10 (8.13%) Splunk
4 9 (7.32%) CA Agile Central
5 7 (5.69%) Oracle
6 5 (4.07%) Tableau
7 4 (3.25%) Black Duck
8 2 (1.63%) EMC
8 2 (1.63%) Informatica
8 2 (1.63%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.81%) Adobe
9 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.81%) ESRI
9 1 (0.81%) FireEye
9 1 (0.81%) Netezza
9 1 (0.81%) Sybase
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