The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 29 March 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 61 91
Rank change year-on-year +25 +30  
Contract jobs citing Python 84 73 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.78% 2.82% 1.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.84% 8.83% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 40 14
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £365 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £475 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £424 £375
% change year-on-year +0.29% +13.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% -5.00%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 775 827 935
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 44.06% 31.91% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 482 546
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £12.90 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.20 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Scotland

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in Scotland

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in Scotland

Python
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +23 52 £363 -9.37% 21
Glasgow +11 14 £400 +3.22% 7
Fife 0 11 £306 -18.33%
Angus - 2 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Python.

1 118 (62.11%) Java
2 91 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (38.95%) Linux
4 62 (32.63%) BDD
5 47 (24.74%) DevOps
6 46 (24.21%) SQL
7 45 (23.68%) JavaScript
8 44 (23.16%) Scrum
9 42 (22.11%) Perl
9 42 (22.11%) Jenkins
10 37 (19.47%) Selenium
11 35 (18.42%) JIRA
12 33 (17.37%) Git (software)
13 32 (16.84%) Maven
14 30 (15.79%) Finance
14 30 (15.79%) Cucumber
14 30 (15.79%) AngularJS
15 29 (15.26%) Ansible
15 29 (15.26%) Open Source
15 29 (15.26%) TDD
16 28 (14.74%) Gradle
17 23 (12.11%) Ruby
17 23 (12.11%) Web Services
17 23 (12.11%) Puppet
18 22 (11.58%) NoSQL
18 22 (11.58%) HTML
18 22 (11.58%) Windows
19 21 (11.05%) REST
19 21 (11.05%) Bash Shell
20 20 (10.53%) Continuous Integration

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 17 (8.95%) GeoServer
2 13 (6.84%) JBoss
3 9 (4.74%) Apache Spark
4 8 (4.21%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (2.11%) nginx
7 2 (1.05%) Confluence
7 2 (1.05%) IIS
7 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.53%) Apache
8 1 (0.53%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.53%) SAS
8 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.11%) iTunes
2 4 (2.11%) PaaS
3 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.05%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.05%) GitHub
4 2 (1.05%) Trello
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.53%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.53%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.53%) IaaS
5 1 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.53%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.84%) Firewall
2 7 (3.68%) DNS
3 4 (2.11%) HTTPS
3 4 (2.11%) LDAP
3 4 (2.11%) SSL
4 3 (1.58%) HTTP
5 2 (1.05%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.53%) DECT
6 1 (0.53%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.53%) NAS
6 1 (0.53%) RS-485
6 1 (0.53%) SAN
6 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.53%) Wireless
6 1 (0.53%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.58%) NoSQL
2 18 (9.47%) GIS
3 14 (7.37%) Big Data
4 12 (6.32%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (6.32%) Spatial Data
5 11 (5.79%) MongoDB
6 10 (5.26%) Hadoop
6 10 (5.26%) MySQL
7 9 (4.74%) Relational Database
8 6 (3.16%) SQL Server
9 5 (2.63%) QGIS
10 4 (2.11%) Apache Hive
10 4 (2.11%) HBase
10 4 (2.11%) IBM InfoSphere
11 3 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.58%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.05%) CouchDB
12 2 (1.05%) Geospatial Data
12 2 (1.05%) Redis
12 2 (1.05%) Riak
Development Applications
1 42 (22.11%) Jenkins
2 37 (19.47%) Selenium
3 35 (18.42%) JIRA
4 33 (17.37%) Git (software)
5 32 (16.84%) Maven
6 30 (15.79%) Cucumber
7 28 (14.74%) Gradle
8 18 (9.47%) Subversion
9 17 (8.95%) JBehave
10 13 (6.84%) WebDriver
11 12 (6.32%) SoapUI
12 9 (4.74%) Bugzilla
13 7 (3.68%) GitLab
14 4 (2.11%) gulp
15 3 (1.58%) Artifactory
15 3 (1.58%) Bower
15 3 (1.58%) CircleCI
15 3 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
15 3 (1.58%) Travis CI
16 2 (1.05%) Jasmine
General
1 30 (15.79%) Finance
2 13 (6.84%) Law
3 12 (6.32%) Banking
4 2 (1.05%) Games
5 1 (0.53%) Legal
5 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (31.05%) Developer
2 25 (13.16%) Java Developer
3 24 (12.63%) Python Developer
4 21 (11.05%) DevOps Engineer
5 20 (10.53%) Consultant
6 17 (8.95%) Analyst
7 14 (7.37%) Tester
8 12 (6.32%) JavaScript Developer
8 12 (6.32%) Test Analyst
8 12 (6.32%) Test Engineer
9 11 (5.79%) Automation Tester
9 11 (5.79%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (4.74%) Senior Developer
10 9 (4.74%) Senior Test Analyst
11 8 (4.21%) Angular Developer
11 8 (4.21%) DevOps Consultant
11 8 (4.21%) Java Engineer
11 8 (4.21%) Open Source Developer
11 8 (4.21%) Senior Test Engineer
12 7 (3.68%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.79%) AngularJS
2 23 (12.11%) Web Services
3 22 (11.58%) HTML
4 21 (11.05%) REST
5 19 (10.00%) PostGIS
6 18 (9.47%) OpenLayers
7 16 (8.42%) Leaflet
8 14 (7.37%) HTML5
9 12 (6.32%) CSS
10 11 (5.79%) jQuery
10 11 (5.79%) JSON
11 10 (5.26%) Kafka
11 10 (5.26%) RESTful
11 10 (5.26%) Spring
12 9 (4.74%) Node.js
12 9 (4.74%) Sass
13 8 (4.21%) J2EE
14 6 (3.16%) .NET
14 6 (3.16%) CSS3
14 6 (3.16%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.89%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (5.79%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.16%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.16%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.16%) iPad
5 5 (2.63%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.11%) iPhone
6 4 (2.11%) User Experience
7 3 (1.58%) Blog
7 3 (1.58%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.05%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.05%) Social Media
9 1 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.53%) Fintech
9 1 (0.53%) Replication
9 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (38.95%) Linux
2 22 (11.58%) Windows
3 19 (10.00%) Unix
4 10 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.16%) Android
5 6 (3.16%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.63%) AIX
7 4 (2.11%) Tru64
7 4 (2.11%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.58%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.53%) CentOS
9 1 (0.53%) Solaris
9 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (32.63%) BDD
3 47 (24.74%) DevOps
4 44 (23.16%) Scrum
5 29 (15.26%) Open Source
5 29 (15.26%) TDD
6 20 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (10.00%) Kanban
7 19 (10.00%) SDLC
7 19 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 17 (8.95%) Software Engineering
9 15 (7.89%) OO
10 14 (7.37%) Analytics
10 14 (7.37%) Manual Testing
11 12 (6.32%) SIEM
12 11 (5.79%) Configuration Management
12 11 (5.79%) Microservices
13 10 (5.26%) Exploratory Testing
13 10 (5.26%) Open Source Development
13 10 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 118 (62.11%) Java
2 46 (24.21%) SQL
3 45 (23.68%) JavaScript
4 42 (22.11%) Perl
5 23 (12.11%) Ruby
6 21 (11.05%) Bash Shell
7 14 (7.37%) C#
7 14 (7.37%) C++
7 14 (7.37%) Shell Script
8 11 (5.79%) PHP
9 9 (4.74%) C
10 8 (4.21%) PowerShell
10 8 (4.21%) VBA
11 5 (2.63%) ES6
12 4 (2.11%) ActionScript
12 4 (2.11%) Apple Swift
12 4 (2.11%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.58%) CoffeeScript
13 3 (1.58%) Groovy
14 2 (1.05%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (8.95%) Degree
2 8 (4.21%) CISSP
3 4 (2.11%) CEH
3 4 (2.11%) SANS
4 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.53%) CISM
4 1 (0.53%) GIAC
4 1 (0.53%) ISEB
4 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.53%) PhD
4 1 (0.53%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.89%) QA
2 10 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.53%) BS7666
3 1 (0.53%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (8.95%) Docker
2 6 (3.16%) Apache Flume
3 4 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.53%) Firmware
5 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (15.26%) Ansible
2 23 (12.11%) Puppet
3 11 (5.79%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.68%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (3.16%) BMC PATROL
5 6 (3.16%) logstash
6 5 (2.63%) Data Guard
6 5 (2.63%) QRadar
7 4 (2.11%) ArcSight ESM
7 4 (2.11%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.53%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.53%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.53%) Mesos
9 1 (0.53%) Packer
9 1 (0.53%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 17 (8.95%) ESRI
2 15 (7.89%) Splunk
3 14 (7.37%) IBM
4 12 (6.32%) Oracle
5 10 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 9 (4.74%) CA Agile Central
7 7 (3.68%) Atlassian
7 7 (3.68%) Symantec
8 6 (3.16%) AppDynamics
8 6 (3.16%) Microsoft
9 5 (2.63%) VMware
10 4 (2.11%) ArcSight
10 4 (2.11%) EMC
10 4 (2.11%) MapR
11 3 (1.58%) Twitter
12 2 (1.05%) Informatica
13 1 (0.53%) BMC
13 1 (0.53%) CA
13 1 (0.53%) Google
13 1 (0.53%) Netezza
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