Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 30 60
Rank change year-on-year -3 +30 +52
Contract jobs citing Python 272 194 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.26% 5.41% 3.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.35% 12.06% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 88 87
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £325 £309 £267
90th Percentile £575 £516 £488
UK median daily rate £525 £488 £453
% change year-on-year +7.69% +7.73% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £13.43 - -
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £38.38
% change year-on-year - +6.84% -1.60%

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 2,038 1,608 1,857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.41% 44.85% 33.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,295 945 1,022
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £282 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £463 £430 £418
% change year-on-year +7.56% +2.99% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 29
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.56% +13.33% +22.95%
10th Percentile £12.73 £15.30 £19.60
90th Percentile £45.83 £57.50 £44.80
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -3.61% +7.79% +10.00%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -9 141 £450 +12.50% 46
Glasgow +20 121 £425 +6.25% 45
Fife -3 6 £338 +12.50%
Dundee - 4 £210 - 1
Stirling -6 3 £500 +5.26% 4
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 121 (44.49%) Java
2 102 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (31.99%) Linux
4 80 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 79 (29.04%) DevOps
6 72 (26.47%) SQL
7 71 (26.10%) Ansible
8 69 (25.37%) Amazon AWS
9 65 (23.90%) Scrum
10 62 (22.79%) Git (software)
11 59 (21.69%) Jenkins
12 56 (20.59%) Unix
13 55 (20.22%) Docker
14 54 (19.85%) Finance
15 49 (18.01%) BDD
15 49 (18.01%) Ruby
16 47 (17.28%) HTML
17 46 (16.91%) TDD
18 43 (15.81%) Bash Shell
19 39 (14.34%) OO
20 38 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
20 38 (13.97%) AngularJS
21 36 (13.24%) Analytics
21 36 (13.24%) C++
22 34 (12.50%) Test Automation
22 34 (12.50%) Node.js
23 33 (12.13%) Analytical Skills
24 31 (11.40%) NoSQL
24 31 (11.40%) CSS
25 30 (11.03%) Kubernetes

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 29 (10.66%) Cloud Foundry
2 12 (4.41%) GeoServer
3 9 (3.31%) Apache Spark
4 7 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.21%) JBoss
5 6 (2.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (2.21%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.84%) Apache
6 5 (1.84%) nginx
6 5 (1.84%) SAS
7 4 (1.47%) CloudStack
7 4 (1.47%) Jetty
7 4 (1.47%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.47%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.10%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.74%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.74%) Confluence
9 2 (0.74%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.37%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.37%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.37%) Houdini
2 1 (0.37%) Maya
2 1 (0.37%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 5 (1.84%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.10%) AquaLogic BPM
2 3 (1.10%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.37%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 69 (25.37%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (7.35%) Google Cloud Platform
2 20 (7.35%) PaaS
3 18 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (6.62%) npm
4 14 (5.15%) GitHub
5 13 (4.78%) Heroku
6 9 (3.31%) Bluemix
6 9 (3.31%) IBM Cloud
6 9 (3.31%) SaaS
7 8 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (2.94%) IaaS
8 5 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (1.10%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.74%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.37%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.37%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.68%) HTTP
2 7 (2.57%) DNS
3 5 (1.84%) Firewall
4 4 (1.47%) BGP
4 4 (1.47%) BIG-IP
4 4 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (1.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (1.47%) FabricPath
4 4 (1.47%) HSRP
4 4 (1.47%) OSPF
4 4 (1.47%) SAN
5 3 (1.10%) iSCSI
5 3 (1.10%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (0.74%) AMQP
7 1 (0.37%) 2G
7 1 (0.37%) 3G
7 1 (0.37%) 4G
7 1 (0.37%) Internet
7 1 (0.37%) LTE
7 1 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.40%) NoSQL
2 27 (9.93%) Big Data
2 27 (9.93%) Relational Database
3 20 (7.35%) Hadoop
4 18 (6.62%) GIS
5 15 (5.51%) MongoDB
6 14 (5.15%) RDBMS
7 12 (4.41%) QGIS
8 7 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.57%) Spatial Data
9 6 (2.21%) Geospatial Data
10 5 (1.84%) Apache Zeppelin
11 4 (1.47%) Neo4j
11 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.47%) OrientDB
12 3 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (1.10%) Couchbase
12 3 (1.10%) Impala
Development Applications
1 62 (22.79%) Git (software)
2 59 (21.69%) Jenkins
3 28 (10.29%) Selenium
4 27 (9.93%) JIRA
4 27 (9.93%) Maven
5 20 (7.35%) Sonatype Nexus
6 19 (6.99%) GitLab
7 15 (5.51%) Subversion
8 14 (5.15%) Ant
9 13 (4.78%) SonarQube
10 12 (4.41%) Gerrit
11 10 (3.68%) Gradle
12 8 (2.94%) FitNesse
13 7 (2.57%) TeamCity
14 6 (2.21%) Artifactory
14 6 (2.21%) Cucumber
14 6 (2.21%) gulp
14 6 (2.21%) IBM UrbanCode
14 6 (2.21%) Vagrant
14 6 (2.21%) WebDriver
General
1 54 (19.85%) Finance
2 17 (6.25%) Banking
3 6 (2.21%) Publishing
4 4 (1.47%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.47%) Retail
5 3 (1.10%) Front Office
5 3 (1.10%) Games
6 2 (0.74%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.37%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Marketing
7 1 (0.37%) Military
7 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 117 (43.01%) Developer
2 50 (18.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 36 (13.24%) Python Developer
4 34 (12.50%) Java Developer
5 21 (7.72%) Analyst
6 17 (6.25%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 17 (6.25%) Senior DevOps
6 17 (6.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 15 (5.51%) Senior Developer
8 13 (4.78%) Test Analyst
9 12 (4.41%) Architect
9 12 (4.41%) Full Stack Developer
10 11 (4.04%) JavaScript Developer
11 10 (3.68%) Cloud Engineer
12 9 (3.31%) Applications Developer
12 9 (3.31%) Tester
13 8 (2.94%) .NET Developer
13 8 (2.94%) Python Engineer
13 8 (2.94%) Scala Developer
14 7 (2.57%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (17.28%) HTML
2 38 (13.97%) AngularJS
3 34 (12.50%) Node.js
4 31 (11.40%) CSS
5 26 (9.56%) REST
6 21 (7.72%) Spring
7 19 (6.99%) PostGIS
7 19 (6.99%) React
8 18 (6.62%) Web Services
9 15 (5.51%) Kafka
9 15 (5.51%) SOAP
10 14 (5.15%) Django
11 13 (4.78%) .NET
11 13 (4.78%) Elastic Stack
11 13 (4.78%) XML
12 9 (3.31%) Hibernate
12 9 (3.31%) HTML5
12 9 (3.31%) OpenLayers
12 9 (3.31%) RESTful
13 8 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.13%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.46%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (6.62%) Computer Science
4 17 (6.25%) iPad
5 13 (4.78%) Derivative
5 13 (4.78%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (2.94%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.94%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.57%) OTC Derivatives
8 6 (2.21%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.21%) Private Cloud
8 6 (2.21%) User Experience
9 5 (1.84%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.47%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.47%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
11 3 (1.10%) Reference Data
11 3 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 87 (31.99%) Linux
2 56 (20.59%) Unix
3 12 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (3.31%) Windows
5 4 (1.47%) Android
5 4 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.74%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (29.04%) DevOps
3 65 (23.90%) Scrum
4 49 (18.01%) BDD
5 46 (16.91%) TDD
6 39 (14.34%) OO
7 38 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (13.24%) Analytics
9 34 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 29 (10.66%) Configuration Management
11 27 (9.93%) Kanban
11 27 (9.93%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (9.19%) SDLC
13 22 (8.09%) E-Commerce
13 22 (8.09%) Machine Learning
14 19 (6.99%) Open Source
15 18 (6.62%) Deployment Automation
16 16 (5.88%) OOD
16 16 (5.88%) Software Engineering
17 15 (5.51%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 121 (44.49%) Java
2 80 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 72 (26.47%) SQL
4 49 (18.01%) Ruby
5 43 (15.81%) Bash Shell
6 36 (13.24%) C++
7 28 (10.29%) C#
8 24 (8.82%) Groovy
9 23 (8.46%) Perl
9 23 (8.46%) PHP
10 22 (8.09%) Shell Script
11 19 (6.99%) Scala
12 12 (4.41%) PowerShell
13 10 (3.68%) R
14 7 (2.57%) C
15 6 (2.21%) XPath
16 4 (1.47%) ES6
16 4 (1.47%) VBScript
17 3 (1.10%) Java 8
17 3 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (6.25%) Degree
2 8 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.47%) AWS Certification
3 4 (1.47%) ISEB
3 4 (1.47%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.10%) CEH
4 3 (1.10%) CISM
4 3 (1.10%) CISSP
4 3 (1.10%) PhD
4 3 (1.10%) SANS
5 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.35%) GCP
2 15 (5.51%) QA
3 5 (1.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.74%) PMO
5 1 (0.37%) BS7666
5 1 (0.37%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.37%) MISRA
5 1 (0.37%) MISRA C
System Software
1 55 (20.22%) Docker
2 8 (2.94%) GeoWebCache
3 7 (2.57%) vSphere
4 6 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.47%) Active Directory
7 3 (1.10%) NFS
7 3 (1.10%) Xen
7 3 (1.10%) XenServer
8 2 (0.74%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 71 (26.10%) Ansible
2 30 (11.03%) Kubernetes
3 27 (9.93%) Puppet
4 22 (8.09%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (4.41%) Consul
5 12 (4.41%) Mesos
6 9 (3.31%) Cobbler
7 8 (2.94%) Terraform
8 5 (1.84%) Kibana
9 4 (1.47%) FortiGate
9 4 (1.47%) Graphite
9 4 (1.47%) HAProxy
9 4 (1.47%) Icinga
9 4 (1.47%) Packer
9 4 (1.47%) Tivoli
10 3 (1.10%) SELinux
10 3 (1.10%) vRealize
11 2 (0.74%) Control-M
11 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Satellite
12 1 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (9.93%) Oracle
2 25 (9.19%) Splunk
3 16 (5.88%) IBM
4 12 (4.41%) VMware
5 8 (2.94%) Cisco
6 6 (2.21%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.21%) Perforce
7 4 (1.47%) EMC
7 4 (1.47%) F5
7 4 (1.47%) Infoblox
7 4 (1.47%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.10%) 3PAR
8 3 (1.10%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.10%) EnterpriseDB
8 3 (1.10%) Google
8 3 (1.10%) Informatica
8 3 (1.10%) NetApp
8 3 (1.10%) SAP
9 2 (0.74%) Sybase
9 2 (0.74%) TIBCO