Period
to 21 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 35 29
Rank change year-on-year +13 -6 +61
Contract jobs citing Python 177 139 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.92% 4.65% 6.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.81% 13.19% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 88 53
Edinburgh median daily rate £525 £450 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +18.42% -5.00%
10th Percentile £369 £363 £314
90th Percentile £700 £583 £485
Scotland median daily rate £475 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +11.76% +9.68% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £42.50 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £13.43 -
% change year-on-year +216.57% - -

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 941 1,054 747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 36.80% 35.24% 42.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 663 477
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £263
90th Percentile £575 £569 £500
Scotland median daily rate £410 £400 £360
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 13
Edinburgh median hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.38% -59.62% +60.37%
10th Percentile £35.75 £16.18 £23.60
90th Percentile £47.25 £36.50 £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £20.21 £43.50
% change year-on-year +110.29% -53.54% +16.00%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019, 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 84 (47.46%) Java
2 82 (46.33%) Jenkins
2 82 (46.33%) DevOps
3 79 (44.63%) Ansible
4 65 (36.72%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (35.03%) Amazon AWS
6 59 (33.33%) Linux
7 53 (29.94%) Puppet
8 45 (25.42%) Docker
9 43 (24.29%) Banking
10 38 (21.47%) Opscode Chef
11 37 (20.90%) Finance
12 34 (19.21%) Kanban
13 32 (18.08%) JavaScript
13 32 (18.08%) TDD
14 31 (17.51%) Windows
14 31 (17.51%) PowerShell
15 30 (16.95%) Software Engineering
15 30 (16.95%) Test Automation
16 29 (16.38%) Git (software)
17 28 (15.82%) Open Source
17 28 (15.82%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (15.82%) Scrum
18 27 (15.25%) Perl
18 27 (15.25%) AWS CloudFormation
19 26 (14.69%) Terraform
19 26 (14.69%) Microsoft Azure
20 24 (13.56%) Bash Shell
20 24 (13.56%) PostgreSQL
21 23 (12.99%) BDD

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 21 (11.86%) nginx
2 18 (10.17%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (2.82%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.69%) Apache
5 2 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.56%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.56%) JBoss
6 1 (0.56%) SAS
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 62 (35.03%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (15.25%) AWS CloudFormation
3 26 (14.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (12.43%) OpenShift
5 21 (11.86%) npm
5 21 (11.86%) PaaS
6 6 (3.39%) Serverless
7 5 (2.82%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (2.26%) BrowserStack
9 3 (1.69%) GitHub
9 3 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.69%) Sauce Labs
9 3 (1.69%) Yarn
10 2 (1.13%) Amazon Glacier
10 2 (1.13%) Amazon S3
10 2 (1.13%) Apigee
11 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.56%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.82%) Firewall
2 3 (1.69%) DNS
2 3 (1.69%) DSL
2 3 (1.69%) Network Security
2 3 (1.69%) SAN
2 3 (1.69%) SSL
3 1 (0.56%) IPv4
3 1 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.56%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (8.47%) MongoDB
3 10 (5.65%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.82%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.26%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon Athena
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.56%) Big Data
8 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.56%) Impala
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 82 (46.33%) Jenkins
2 29 (16.38%) Git (software)
3 21 (11.86%) Maven
4 19 (10.73%) Gradle
5 18 (10.17%) CircleCI
5 18 (10.17%) gulp
5 18 (10.17%) IBM UrbanCode
5 18 (10.17%) Travis CI
6 13 (7.34%) JUnit
7 12 (6.78%) JIRA
8 11 (6.21%) Selenium
8 11 (6.21%) Subversion
9 8 (4.52%) Hudson
10 7 (3.95%) Cucumber
11 6 (3.39%) Protractor
12 5 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (2.82%) Robot Framework
12 5 (2.82%) TeamCity
13 4 (2.26%) GitLab
14 3 (1.69%) Artifactory
General
1 43 (24.29%) Banking
2 37 (20.90%) Finance
3 16 (9.04%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.69%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.13%) Electronics
5 2 (1.13%) Front Office
5 2 (1.13%) Publishing
5 2 (1.13%) Retail
5 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (25.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (20.34%) Developer
3 26 (14.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 21 (11.86%) AWS Engineer
5 15 (8.47%) Python Developer
6 12 (6.78%) Architect
7 11 (6.21%) Analyst
7 11 (6.21%) AWS DevOps
7 11 (6.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 10 (5.65%) Test Engineer
9 7 (3.95%) Monitoring Engineer
9 7 (3.95%) Network Engineer
9 7 (3.95%) Test Analyst
9 7 (3.95%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (3.39%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (3.39%) Enterprise Architect
10 6 (3.39%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (3.39%) Operations Engineer
10 6 (3.39%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 6 (3.39%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.30%) REST
2 18 (10.17%) HTML
3 16 (9.04%) CSS
3 16 (9.04%) React
4 13 (7.34%) Spring
5 12 (6.78%) AngularJS
5 12 (6.78%) Sass
5 12 (6.78%) Web Services
6 10 (5.65%) jQuery
6 10 (5.65%) Thymeleaf
7 8 (4.52%) Middleware
8 7 (3.95%) Node.js
9 6 (3.39%) Django
10 5 (2.82%) Flask
11 4 (2.26%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (2.26%) GraphQL
12 3 (1.69%) Kafka
12 3 (1.69%) LAPP Stack
12 3 (1.69%) pytest
12 3 (1.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.91%) Data Centre
1 14 (7.91%) User Experience
2 5 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (2.82%) Public Cloud
3 3 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.69%) Replication
4 2 (1.13%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.13%) Equities
4 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.56%) Animation
5 1 (0.56%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.56%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 59 (33.33%) Linux
2 31 (17.51%) Windows
3 14 (7.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (7.91%) Unix
4 11 (6.21%) Windows Server
5 10 (5.65%) Solaris
6 1 (0.56%) Android
6 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.56%) CentOS
6 1 (0.56%) Debian
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (46.33%) DevOps
2 65 (36.72%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (19.21%) Kanban
4 32 (18.08%) TDD
5 30 (16.95%) Software Engineering
5 30 (16.95%) Test Automation
6 28 (15.82%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (15.82%) Open Source
6 28 (15.82%) Scrum
7 23 (12.99%) BDD
8 15 (8.47%) Microservices
9 12 (6.78%) Front End Development
9 12 (6.78%) Unit Testing
10 10 (5.65%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (5.65%) Data Modelling
10 10 (5.65%) Machine Learning
11 8 (4.52%) Domain-Driven Design
11 8 (4.52%) Physical Data Model
12 7 (3.95%) Analytics
12 7 (3.95%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 84 (47.46%) Java
2 32 (18.08%) JavaScript
3 31 (17.51%) PowerShell
4 27 (15.25%) Perl
5 24 (13.56%) Bash Shell
6 21 (11.86%) SQL
7 20 (11.30%) Groovy
8 18 (10.17%) Ruby
8 18 (10.17%) Shell Script
9 10 (5.65%) Go
10 9 (5.08%) C#
11 7 (3.95%) R
12 4 (2.26%) PHP
13 3 (1.69%) ES6
14 2 (1.13%) C++
14 2 (1.13%) Java 8
14 2 (1.13%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.13%) Scala
14 2 (1.13%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (3.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.69%) CCNA
2 3 (1.69%) CCNP
2 3 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (1.69%) Degree
3 2 (1.13%) PhD
4 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 45 (25.42%) Docker
2 18 (10.17%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (4.52%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.26%) VMware NSX
6 3 (1.69%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.56%) Firmware
8 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 79 (44.63%) Ansible
2 53 (29.94%) Puppet
3 38 (21.47%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (14.69%) Terraform
5 22 (12.43%) Kubernetes
6 8 (4.52%) PowerCLI
7 7 (3.95%) Prometheus
7 7 (3.95%) SELinux
8 4 (2.26%) Consul
9 3 (1.69%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (1.69%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.69%) Xymon
10 2 (1.13%) Mesos
11 1 (0.56%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.56%) Nagios
11 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.56%) Scalr
11 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (7.91%) VMware
2 11 (6.21%) Oracle
3 7 (3.95%) NetScout
3 7 (3.95%) Red Hat
3 7 (3.95%) SevOne
3 7 (3.95%) SolarWinds
4 3 (1.69%) AppDynamics
4 3 (1.69%) CA
4 3 (1.69%) Cisco
4 3 (1.69%) Tableau
5 2 (1.13%) Dynatrace
5 2 (1.13%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.13%) New Relic
5 2 (1.13%) Splunk
6 1 (0.56%) BMC
6 1 (0.56%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.56%) EMC
6 1 (0.56%) Mapbox
6 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.56%) Veritas