Period
to 18 February 2018

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 6 months to 18 February 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 29 91
Rank change year-on-year -5 +62 +32
Contract jobs citing Python 251 218 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.20% 5.90% 1.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.29% 13.35% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 110 43
Scotland median daily rate £425 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -0.64% -0.32%
10th Percentile £318 £263 £271
90th Percentile £575 £475 £475
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Scotland median hourly rate £13.43 - £25.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year - -0.62% +20.15%

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 Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,757 1,633 1,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 36.37% 44.19% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,107 976 1,009
Scotland median daily rate £400 £358 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.89% -4.67% -
10th Percentile £292 £263 £250
90th Percentile £534 £475 £525
UK median daily rate £455 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 24
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £43.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.72% +16.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £12.75 £15.84 £15.89
90th Percentile £43.25 £57.50 £42.78
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 18 February 2018.

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 6 months to 18 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -11 138 £450 +20.00% 42
Glasgow +12 96 £400 - 53
Fife -1 9 £320 +16.36%
Dundee -3 4 £210 - 1
Stirling - 1 - -
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Python.

1 111 (44.22%) Linux
2 104 (41.43%) Java
3 103 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (29.08%) JavaScript
4 73 (29.08%) Ansible
5 59 (23.51%) Perl
6 57 (22.71%) SQL
6 57 (22.71%) Finance
7 56 (22.31%) Docker
8 55 (21.91%) DevOps
9 53 (21.12%) Amazon AWS
10 51 (20.32%) Jenkins
11 50 (19.92%) Scrum
12 49 (19.52%) Unix
13 48 (19.12%) Bash Shell
14 46 (18.33%) Ruby
15 45 (17.93%) Continuous Integration
16 44 (17.53%) BDD
17 41 (16.33%) Git (software)
17 41 (16.33%) TDD
18 39 (15.54%) HTML
19 36 (14.34%) Test Automation
20 34 (13.55%) Puppet
20 34 (13.55%) Kanban
21 33 (13.15%) C#
22 29 (11.55%) NoSQL
23 28 (11.16%) Opscode Chef
23 28 (11.16%) C++
24 27 (10.76%) AngularJS
24 27 (10.76%) QA

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 16 (6.37%) JBoss
2 14 (5.58%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.78%) Cloud Foundry
3 12 (4.78%) GeoServer
4 10 (3.98%) Apache Spark
5 8 (3.19%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.79%) Jetty
6 7 (2.79%) WebLogic
7 6 (2.39%) Confluence
8 5 (1.99%) Apache
8 5 (1.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.59%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.59%) CloudStack
9 4 (1.59%) IIS
9 4 (1.59%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.20%) SAS
11 2 (0.80%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.80%) CMS
11 2 (0.80%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.40%) Houdini
2 1 (0.40%) Maya
2 1 (0.40%) NUKE
2 1 (0.40%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.99%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 53 (21.12%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.18%) PaaS
3 12 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.99%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.59%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.20%) IaaS
7 3 (1.20%) npm
7 3 (1.20%) SaaS
7 3 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.40%) Datadog
9 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.56%) Firewall
2 17 (6.77%) DNS
3 7 (2.79%) AMQP
4 6 (2.39%) Internet
5 4 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (1.59%) SAN
6 3 (1.20%) BGP
6 3 (1.20%) BIG-IP
6 3 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (1.20%) FabricPath
6 3 (1.20%) HSRP
6 3 (1.20%) HTTP
6 3 (1.20%) OSPF
7 2 (0.80%) DMZ
7 2 (0.80%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.80%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.80%) SMTP
7 2 (0.80%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.40%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.55%) NoSQL
2 21 (8.37%) GIS
3 19 (7.57%) Relational Database
4 18 (7.17%) MongoDB
5 15 (5.98%) Big Data
6 14 (5.58%) Hadoop
6 14 (5.58%) QGIS
7 12 (4.78%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (3.98%) Spatial Data
9 9 (3.59%) RDBMS
10 8 (3.19%) Geospatial Data
11 7 (2.79%) Couchbase
11 7 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (2.79%) Redis
11 7 (2.79%) Riak
12 6 (2.39%) Parquet
12 6 (2.39%) SQL Server
13 3 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.80%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 51 (20.32%) Jenkins
2 41 (16.33%) Git (software)
3 25 (9.96%) Selenium
4 21 (8.37%) JIRA
5 20 (7.97%) Maven
6 19 (7.57%) Subversion
7 15 (5.98%) Gradle
8 12 (4.78%) Cucumber
9 11 (4.38%) Artifactory
10 9 (3.59%) Ant
10 9 (3.59%) Vagrant
11 7 (2.79%) FitNesse
12 6 (2.39%) JUnit
12 6 (2.39%) TeamCity
12 6 (2.39%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.99%) GitLab
13 5 (1.99%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (1.59%) Bower
14 4 (1.59%) Robot Framework
14 4 (1.59%) WebDriver
General
1 57 (22.71%) Finance
2 11 (4.38%) Banking
2 11 (4.38%) Publishing
3 7 (2.79%) Law
4 6 (2.39%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.80%) Games
6 2 (0.80%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 96 (38.25%) Developer
2 39 (15.54%) DevOps Engineer
3 34 (13.55%) Java Developer
4 33 (13.15%) Python Developer
5 18 (7.17%) Analyst
6 16 (6.37%) Architect
7 15 (5.98%) Senior Developer
8 13 (5.18%) Test Analyst
9 12 (4.78%) Operations Engineer
10 11 (4.38%) AWS Engineer
10 11 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
10 11 (4.38%) Security Engineer
11 10 (3.98%) AWS DevOps
11 10 (3.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 9 (3.59%) Consultant
13 8 (3.19%) Full Stack Developer
13 8 (3.19%) JavaScript Developer
13 8 (3.19%) Senior DevOps
13 8 (3.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 8 (3.19%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (15.54%) HTML
2 27 (10.76%) AngularJS
3 23 (9.16%) Spring
4 18 (7.17%) CSS
5 17 (6.77%) Kafka
6 16 (6.37%) PostGIS
7 15 (5.98%) .NET
7 15 (5.98%) Node.js
7 15 (5.98%) REST
8 13 (5.18%) Middleware
8 13 (5.18%) RESTful
9 12 (4.78%) React
10 10 (3.98%) Web Services
11 9 (3.59%) Hibernate
11 9 (3.59%) OpenLayers
11 9 (3.59%) Sass
12 8 (3.19%) HTML5
12 8 (3.19%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (2.79%) JPA
13 7 (2.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.77%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.18%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.98%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.79%) Derivative
5 7 (2.79%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.39%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.39%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.39%) iPad
7 5 (1.99%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.99%) PKI
7 5 (1.99%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.59%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.59%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.59%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.59%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.20%) OTC Derivatives
9 3 (1.20%) Replication
10 2 (0.80%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 111 (44.22%) Linux
2 49 (19.52%) Unix
3 25 (9.96%) Windows
4 23 (9.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.59%) Android
5 4 (1.59%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.20%) CentOS
7 2 (0.80%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.40%) AIX
8 1 (0.40%) Tru64
8 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (21.91%) DevOps
3 50 (19.92%) Scrum
4 45 (17.93%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (17.53%) BDD
6 41 (16.33%) TDD
7 36 (14.34%) Test Automation
8 34 (13.55%) Kanban
9 23 (9.16%) OO
9 23 (9.16%) SDLC
10 22 (8.76%) Analytics
10 22 (8.76%) Configuration Management
11 20 (7.97%) Open Source
11 20 (7.97%) Software Engineering
12 14 (5.58%) OOD
13 13 (5.18%) ETL
13 13 (5.18%) Machine Learning
13 13 (5.18%) Microservices
13 13 (5.18%) Software Testing
14 12 (4.78%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 104 (41.43%) Java
2 73 (29.08%) JavaScript
3 59 (23.51%) Perl
4 57 (22.71%) SQL
5 48 (19.12%) Bash Shell
6 46 (18.33%) Ruby
7 33 (13.15%) C#
8 28 (11.16%) C++
9 17 (6.77%) PHP
10 15 (5.98%) PowerShell
11 10 (3.98%) Groovy
12 9 (3.59%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.39%) C
13 6 (2.39%) Scala
13 6 (2.39%) VBScript
14 4 (1.59%) R
15 3 (1.20%) ES6
15 3 (1.20%) Go
16 2 (0.80%) CoffeeScript
16 2 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (5.58%) Degree
2 8 (3.19%) CEH
2 8 (3.19%) CISSP
2 8 (3.19%) SANS
2 8 (3.19%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.59%) ISEB
4 4 (1.59%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.20%) BC Cleared
5 3 (1.20%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.80%) CISM
6 2 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.40%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.40%) PhD
7 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.76%) QA
2 7 (2.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.59%) GCP
4 2 (0.80%) BS7666
5 1 (0.40%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.40%) MISRA
5 1 (0.40%) MISRA C
System Software
1 56 (22.31%) Docker
2 8 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.19%) GeoWebCache
3 5 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.99%) vSphere
4 4 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.20%) VMware NSX
5 3 (1.20%) Xen
5 3 (1.20%) XenServer
6 2 (0.80%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.80%) NFS
Systems Management
1 73 (29.08%) Ansible
2 34 (13.55%) Puppet
3 28 (11.16%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (9.96%) Kubernetes
5 12 (4.78%) Cobbler
6 7 (2.79%) SCCM
7 5 (1.99%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.59%) IBM BigFix
8 4 (1.59%) SELinux
8 4 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (1.20%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.20%) Nagios
9 3 (1.20%) Packer
9 3 (1.20%) Rundeck
9 3 (1.20%) Terraform
10 2 (0.80%) Control-M
10 2 (0.80%) EnCase
10 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.80%) vRealize
11 1 (0.40%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 19 (7.57%) Oracle
2 13 (5.18%) IBM
2 13 (5.18%) VMware
3 11 (4.38%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.38%) Splunk
4 10 (3.98%) Symantec
5 7 (2.79%) TIBCO
6 6 (2.39%) EMC
6 6 (2.39%) Google
7 5 (1.99%) Cisco
7 5 (1.99%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.59%) McAfee
8 4 (1.59%) Sybase
9 3 (1.20%) Dell
9 3 (1.20%) EnterpriseDB
9 3 (1.20%) F5
9 3 (1.20%) HP
9 3 (1.20%) Infoblox
9 3 (1.20%) Pega
9 3 (1.20%) Perforce