Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 28 106
Rank change year-on-year 0 +78 +30
Contract jobs citing Python 261 244 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.25% 5.68% 1.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.67% 14.06% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 120 38
Scotland median daily rate £413 £375 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.15% -
10th Percentile £324 £262 £271
90th Percentile £550 £463 £496
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Scotland median hourly rate - £14.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -72.38% -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% - +22.83%

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 1909 1735 1920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.36% 40.39% 30.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1146 1050 1043
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £283 £263 £260
90th Percentile £525 £475 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 45
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.09 £14.85 £14.48
90th Percentile £195.00 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +21.95%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -15 128 £413 +10.00% 15
Glasgow +23 112 £400 - 10
Fife +2 7 £320 +16.36% 1
Stirling - 3 £475 - 1
Dundee +5 2 £431 +91.67%
West Lothian - 1 - -
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 135 (51.72%) Linux
2 109 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (38.31%) Java
4 82 (31.42%) Perl
4 82 (31.42%) SQL
5 68 (26.05%) JavaScript
6 64 (24.52%) Finance
7 56 (21.46%) DevOps
8 55 (21.07%) Ansible
8 55 (21.07%) Docker
9 54 (20.69%) Unix
10 52 (19.92%) Bash Shell
10 52 (19.92%) BDD
11 51 (19.54%) Jenkins
12 47 (18.01%) Git (software)
13 44 (16.86%) HTML
14 43 (16.48%) Puppet
15 42 (16.09%) Test Automation
15 42 (16.09%) Firewall
15 42 (16.09%) Windows
16 39 (14.94%) TDD
16 39 (14.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 38 (14.56%) Analytics
18 37 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
19 35 (13.41%) Big Data
20 34 (13.03%) Ruby
21 33 (12.64%) Scrum
21 33 (12.64%) Opscode Chef
21 33 (12.64%) Kanban
21 33 (12.64%) JIRA

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 (6.51%) Apache Spark
2 15 (5.75%) JBoss
3 14 (5.36%) Tomcat
4 13 (4.98%) Confluence
5 12 (4.60%) SAS
6 10 (3.83%) IIS
7 8 (3.07%) Jetty
7 8 (3.07%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.68%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.53%) Apache
9 4 (1.53%) Apache Pig
9 4 (1.53%) Jupyter
10 3 (1.15%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.77%) CMS
11 2 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.77%) GeoServer
12 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.77%) SPSS
2 1 (0.38%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.98%) OpenShift
3 7 (2.68%) Google Analytics
4 6 (2.30%) PaaS
5 5 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.15%) IaaS
7 2 (0.77%) SaaS
8 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.38%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.38%) Datadog
8 1 (0.38%) iTunes
8 1 (0.38%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 42 (16.09%) Firewall
2 21 (8.05%) DNS
3 12 (4.60%) Internet
4 7 (2.68%) AMQP
5 5 (1.92%) SAN
6 4 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.53%) LDAP
6 4 (1.53%) SNMP
6 4 (1.53%) SSH
7 3 (1.15%) SSL
8 2 (0.77%) DMZ
8 2 (0.77%) HTTP
8 2 (0.77%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.77%) SMTP
8 2 (0.77%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.38%) DSL
9 1 (0.38%) Network Security
9 1 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.41%) Big Data
2 29 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 26 (9.96%) MongoDB
4 13 (4.98%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (4.60%) Parquet
6 11 (4.21%) Hadoop
7 8 (3.07%) Couchbase
7 8 (3.07%) GIS
7 8 (3.07%) Redis
7 8 (3.07%) Riak
8 7 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.68%) DB2
8 7 (2.68%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.68%) SQL Server
8 7 (2.68%) SQLite
9 6 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.92%) MySQL
10 5 (1.92%) Spatial Data
11 4 (1.53%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 51 (19.54%) Jenkins
2 47 (18.01%) Git (software)
3 33 (12.64%) JIRA
4 24 (9.20%) Cucumber
4 24 (9.20%) Selenium
5 17 (6.51%) Subversion
6 16 (6.13%) Maven
7 14 (5.36%) Artifactory
8 12 (4.60%) Gradle
8 12 (4.60%) JUnit
8 12 (4.60%) TeamCity
9 11 (4.21%) Vagrant
10 9 (3.45%) Ant
10 9 (3.45%) JMeter
11 8 (3.07%) Appium
11 8 (3.07%) Calabash
11 8 (3.07%) Gatling
11 8 (3.07%) JBehave
11 8 (3.07%) SpecFlow
12 7 (2.68%) FitNesse
General
1 64 (24.52%) Finance
2 11 (4.21%) Law
2 11 (4.21%) Publishing
3 8 (3.07%) Banking
4 6 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.38%) Games
6 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 96 (36.78%) Developer
2 43 (16.48%) Python Developer
3 33 (12.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 32 (12.26%) Analyst
5 24 (9.20%) Test Analyst
6 22 (8.43%) Java Developer
7 18 (6.90%) Security Engineer
7 18 (6.90%) Splunk Engineer
8 16 (6.13%) Senior Analyst
9 15 (5.75%) Senior Developer
10 14 (5.36%) Senior Test Analyst
10 14 (5.36%) Software Developer
11 13 (4.98%) Architect
12 10 (3.83%) Automation Test Analyst
13 9 (3.45%) Data Scientist
13 9 (3.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 9 (3.45%) Perl Developer
14 8 (3.07%) Consultant
14 8 (3.07%) Java Engineer
14 8 (3.07%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (16.86%) HTML
2 28 (10.73%) Kafka
2 28 (10.73%) REST
3 26 (9.96%) AngularJS
3 26 (9.96%) CSS
4 22 (8.43%) HTML5
5 18 (6.90%) Spring
6 15 (5.75%) RESTful
7 12 (4.60%) Grok
7 12 (4.60%) Regular Expression
8 11 (4.21%) Hibernate
8 11 (4.21%) React
9 10 (3.83%) CSS3
9 10 (3.83%) Middleware
10 9 (3.45%) .NET
10 9 (3.45%) jQuery
11 8 (3.07%) Django
11 8 (3.07%) Ext JS
11 8 (3.07%) JMS
11 8 (3.07%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.98%) Client/Server
2 13 (4.98%) PKI
3 9 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.68%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.30%) Algorithms
5 6 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.30%) Replication
6 5 (1.92%) Clustering
6 5 (1.92%) Fintech
7 4 (1.53%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.53%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.15%) Derivative
8 3 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.15%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.77%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.77%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 135 (51.72%) Linux
2 54 (20.69%) Unix
3 42 (16.09%) Windows
4 39 (14.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.92%) CentOS
7 4 (1.53%) AIX
7 4 (1.53%) Solaris
8 3 (1.15%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.15%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.38%) Android
9 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.38%) Tru64
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (21.46%) DevOps
3 52 (19.92%) BDD
4 42 (16.09%) Test Automation
5 39 (14.94%) TDD
6 38 (14.56%) Analytics
7 37 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (12.64%) Kanban
8 33 (12.64%) Scrum
9 32 (12.26%) SDLC
10 31 (11.88%) Configuration Management
11 20 (7.66%) Statistical Modelling
12 19 (7.28%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (6.90%) Project Management
14 17 (6.51%) Software Engineering
15 16 (6.13%) Front End Development
16 15 (5.75%) Cybersecurity
16 15 (5.75%) ETL
16 15 (5.75%) Task Automation
17 14 (5.36%) Anomaly Detection
Programming Languages
1 100 (38.31%) Java
2 82 (31.42%) Perl
2 82 (31.42%) SQL
3 68 (26.05%) JavaScript
4 52 (19.92%) Bash Shell
5 34 (13.03%) Ruby
6 31 (11.88%) C#
7 18 (6.90%) PowerShell
8 14 (5.36%) PHP
9 12 (4.60%) R
10 9 (3.45%) C++
11 7 (2.68%) Shell Script
12 6 (2.30%) Go
12 6 (2.30%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.30%) Prolog
13 5 (1.92%) C
14 4 (1.53%) Korn
14 4 (1.53%) Scala
14 4 (1.53%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (5.75%) CISSP
1 15 (5.75%) SANS
2 14 (5.36%) CEH
3 13 (4.98%) Degree
4 9 (3.45%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.68%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (1.15%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.15%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.77%) CISM
7 2 (0.77%) PhD
8 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.38%) ISEB
8 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.11%) QA
2 9 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.38%) BS7666
3 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 55 (21.07%) Docker
2 9 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.92%) VMware NSX
4 4 (1.53%) Apache Flume
5 3 (1.15%) RHEV
6 1 (0.38%) LXC
6 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 55 (21.07%) Ansible
2 43 (16.48%) Puppet
3 33 (12.64%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (8.05%) Kubernetes
5 13 (4.98%) SCCM
6 10 (3.83%) IBM BigFix
6 10 (3.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (3.45%) Cobbler
8 7 (2.68%) Rundeck
9 6 (2.30%) Control-M
10 5 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (1.53%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (1.53%) Packer
11 4 (1.53%) SELinux
12 3 (1.15%) Nagios
13 2 (0.77%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 2 (0.77%) Prometheus
13 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (0.77%) RSA Archer
13 2 (0.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 27 (10.34%) Splunk
2 23 (8.81%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.66%) IBM
4 18 (6.90%) Oracle
4 18 (6.90%) VMware
5 17 (6.51%) Symantec
6 11 (4.21%) Google
6 11 (4.21%) Sybase
7 9 (3.45%) Dell
7 9 (3.45%) HP
7 9 (3.45%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.68%) EMC
8 7 (2.68%) TIBCO
9 6 (2.30%) Pega
10 4 (1.53%) Black Duck
10 4 (1.53%) Informatica
10 4 (1.53%) McAfee
10 4 (1.53%) SAP
11 3 (1.15%) FireEye
11 3 (1.15%) Perforce