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 22 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 41 79
Rank change year-on-year +13 +38  
Contract jobs citing Python 115 142 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.31% 4.83% 1.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.35% 13.35% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 60 22
Median daily rate £425 £375 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £249 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £481 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £44.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.63 £37.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +10.26% +3.42%  

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 931 1064 982
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 43.00% 36.20% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 575 510
Median daily rate £388 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -4.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 21
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% +18.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -1 74 £425 +6.25% 22
Glasgow +19 32 £400 +6.66% 23
Stirling - 4 £475 - 2
Fife 0 2 £273 +30.53%
West Lothian - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Python.

1 95 (49.48%) Linux
2 90 (46.88%) Java
3 79 (41.15%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (25.52%) SQL
5 44 (22.92%) DevOps
6 41 (21.35%) Jenkins
6 41 (21.35%) Finance
7 39 (20.31%) Test Automation
8 38 (19.79%) Perl
9 37 (19.27%) BDD
10 36 (18.75%) Git (software)
11 35 (18.23%) Bash Shell
12 34 (17.71%) Scrum
13 32 (16.67%) JavaScript
14 31 (16.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 30 (15.63%) Unix
16 29 (15.10%) Ansible
17 28 (14.58%) Analytics
17 28 (14.58%) Selenium
17 28 (14.58%) Ruby
18 27 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
18 27 (14.06%) Puppet
19 26 (13.54%) Docker
20 21 (10.94%) Red Hat
20 21 (10.94%) VMware
20 21 (10.94%) JIRA
20 21 (10.94%) Kanban
21 20 (10.42%) Subversion
21 20 (10.42%) HTML
22 19 (9.90%) TDD

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 (8.85%) SAS
2 10 (5.21%) JBoss
3 6 (3.13%) Apache Spark
3 6 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.08%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.56%) GeoServer
5 3 (1.56%) Jupyter
6 2 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.04%) Confluence
6 2 (1.04%) IIS
7 1 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.52%) Apache
7 1 (0.52%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.08%) SPSS
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.29%) OpenShift
2 8 (4.17%) PaaS
3 7 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.04%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.04%) BrowserStack
5 2 (1.04%) iTunes
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.52%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.52%) GitHub
6 1 (0.52%) IaaS
6 1 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.52%) Route 53
6 1 (0.52%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.33%) Firewall
2 6 (3.13%) DNS
3 3 (1.56%) SSL
3 3 (1.56%) WAN
4 2 (1.04%) HTTP
4 2 (1.04%) SAN
5 1 (0.52%) DECT
5 1 (0.52%) DSL
5 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.52%) LDAP
5 1 (0.52%) RS-485
5 1 (0.52%) SNMP
5 1 (0.52%) SSH
5 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.52%) Wireless
5 1 (0.52%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.85%) NoSQL
2 16 (8.33%) Big Data
3 13 (6.77%) MongoDB
4 12 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (5.21%) MySQL
6 9 (4.69%) QlikView
7 7 (3.65%) Relational Database
8 6 (3.13%) GIS
8 6 (3.13%) SQL Server
9 5 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.60%) Spotfire
9 5 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.56%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.56%) Parquet
10 3 (1.56%) Spatial Data
11 2 (1.04%) IBM InfoSphere
12 1 (0.52%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.52%) KDB
12 1 (0.52%) MS Access
12 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (21.35%) Jenkins
2 36 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 28 (14.58%) Selenium
4 21 (10.94%) JIRA
5 20 (10.42%) Subversion
6 18 (9.38%) GitLab
7 14 (7.29%) WebDriver
8 12 (6.25%) Artifactory
8 12 (6.25%) Cucumber
8 12 (6.25%) SoapUI
9 9 (4.69%) Bugzilla
9 9 (4.69%) Maven
10 5 (2.60%) Gradle
10 5 (2.60%) TeamCity
11 4 (2.08%) Bower
11 4 (2.08%) JBehave
12 3 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.56%) Bitbucket
12 3 (1.56%) IBM UrbanCode
12 3 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 41 (21.35%) Finance
2 13 (6.77%) Law
3 12 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (22.92%) Developer
2 25 (13.02%) Analyst
3 23 (11.98%) DevOps Engineer
4 20 (10.42%) Python Developer
5 18 (9.38%) Test Analyst
6 17 (8.85%) Consultant
6 17 (8.85%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (6.77%) Senior Test Analyst
8 12 (6.25%) Test Engineer
9 10 (5.21%) Splunk Engineer
10 8 (4.17%) Java Developer
10 8 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
11 7 (3.65%) Agile Test Analyst
11 7 (3.65%) DevOps Consultant
11 7 (3.65%) Senior Developer
11 7 (3.65%) Tester
12 6 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
12 6 (3.13%) Unix Specialist
13 5 (2.60%) Automation Tester
13 5 (2.60%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.42%) HTML
2 18 (9.38%) AngularJS
2 18 (9.38%) CSS
2 18 (9.38%) REST
3 15 (7.81%) Web Services
4 14 (7.29%) JSON
5 11 (5.73%) jQuery
6 10 (5.21%) HTML5
7 9 (4.69%) J2EE
7 9 (4.69%) Node.js
8 8 (4.17%) .NET
8 8 (4.17%) Kafka
8 8 (4.17%) Sass
9 7 (3.65%) CSS3
10 6 (3.13%) RESTful
11 5 (2.60%) Ajax
12 4 (2.08%) Java EE
12 4 (2.08%) React
12 4 (2.08%) Spring
13 3 (1.56%) Grok
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.38%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (5.73%) Data Centre
4 10 (5.21%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (4.69%) Private Cloud
6 8 (4.17%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.65%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.08%) Internet of Things
9 3 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.56%) Replication
10 2 (1.04%) Clustering
10 2 (1.04%) iPad
10 2 (1.04%) iPhone
10 2 (1.04%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.04%) User Experience
11 1 (0.52%) Blog
11 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.52%) Fintech
11 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 95 (49.48%) Linux
2 31 (16.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 30 (15.63%) Unix
4 17 (8.85%) Windows
5 10 (5.21%) AIX
6 8 (4.17%) Tru64
7 4 (2.08%) Android
8 3 (1.56%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.04%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (41.15%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (22.92%) DevOps
3 39 (20.31%) Test Automation
4 37 (19.27%) BDD
5 34 (17.71%) Scrum
6 28 (14.58%) Analytics
7 21 (10.94%) Kanban
8 19 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (9.90%) TDD
9 15 (7.81%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 14 (7.29%) Machine Learning
11 13 (6.77%) Mathematics
12 12 (6.25%) Configuration Management
12 12 (6.25%) Continuous Deployment
12 12 (6.25%) Manual Testing
12 12 (6.25%) SIEM
13 11 (5.73%) Exploratory Testing
13 11 (5.73%) Programme Delivery
13 11 (5.73%) Risk Analytics
13 11 (5.73%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 90 (46.88%) Java
2 49 (25.52%) SQL
3 38 (19.79%) Perl
4 35 (18.23%) Bash Shell
5 32 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 28 (14.58%) Ruby
7 17 (8.85%) R
7 17 (8.85%) Shell Script
8 12 (6.25%) PHP
9 11 (5.73%) C#
9 11 (5.73%) MATLAB
10 9 (4.69%) C
10 9 (4.69%) C++
10 9 (4.69%) VBA
11 8 (4.17%) Go
12 4 (2.08%) CoffeeScript
12 4 (2.08%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.56%) Prolog
14 2 (1.04%) ActionScript
14 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (8.85%) Degree
2 8 (4.17%) CISSP
3 7 (3.65%) PhD
4 6 (3.13%) CEH
4 6 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.60%) SANS
6 3 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.04%) ISEB
7 2 (1.04%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.04%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.52%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.60%) QA
System Software
1 26 (13.54%) Docker
2 7 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.08%) Apache Flume
4 3 (1.56%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.04%) RHEV
6 1 (0.52%) Firmware
6 1 (0.52%) LXC
6 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 29 (15.10%) Ansible
2 27 (14.06%) Puppet
3 15 (7.81%) Kubernetes
4 10 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (4.17%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (2.60%) Prometheus
6 5 (2.60%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (2.60%) RSA Archer
6 5 (2.60%) Xymon
7 4 (2.08%) SELinux
8 3 (1.56%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (1.56%) Control-M
8 3 (1.56%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (1.56%) logstash
8 3 (1.56%) Rundeck
9 2 (1.04%) ArcSight ESM
9 2 (1.04%) Data Guard
9 2 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.04%) QRadar
9 2 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (10.94%) Red Hat
1 21 (10.94%) VMware
2 18 (9.38%) Splunk
3 13 (6.77%) IBM
4 10 (5.21%) EMC
4 10 (5.21%) Oracle
5 9 (4.69%) CA Agile Central
6 7 (3.65%) Informatica
7 5 (2.60%) Black Duck
7 5 (2.60%) Tableau
8 3 (1.56%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.04%) ArcSight
9 2 (1.04%) ESRI
9 2 (1.04%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.04%) Symantec
10 1 (0.52%) Adobe
10 1 (0.52%) Borland
10 1 (0.52%) CA
10 1 (0.52%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.52%) Sybase
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