Period
to 18 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 28 41
Rank change year-on-year -1 +13 +50
Contract jobs citing Python 348 232 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.30% 5.33% 4.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.32% 12.54% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 118 109
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £260
90th Percentile £628 £550 £476
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 - £14.50
UK median hourly rate £41.77 £40.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.76% +7.33% -6.25%

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 2,271 1,850 1,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 41.10% 42.47% 35.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,359 1,100 1,076
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £280 £280 £263
90th Percentile £538 £513 £475
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 39
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £36.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.41% -9.38% +23.36%
10th Percentile £11.35 £14.56 £14.73
90th Percentile £43.00 £195.00 £46.30
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%

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 August 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 August 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
Glasgow +19 164 £425 +6.25% 33
Edinburgh 0 162 £425 +3.03% 34
Fife 0 6 £338 +5.47%
Stirling -2 4 £450 -5.26% 1
Aberdeen - 2 - - 1
West Lothian +3 1 - - 4
Dundee -11 1 - -
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 170 (48.85%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (48.56%) Java
3 106 (30.46%) DevOps
4 105 (30.17%) Linux
5 97 (27.87%) Scrum
6 96 (27.59%) SQL
7 91 (26.15%) Jenkins
8 88 (25.29%) JavaScript
9 85 (24.43%) Finance
10 82 (23.56%) Git (software)
10 82 (23.56%) Amazon AWS
11 80 (22.99%) Ansible
12 68 (19.54%) TDD
13 66 (18.97%) Docker
14 64 (18.39%) Ruby
15 63 (18.10%) Bash Shell
16 62 (17.82%) Analytics
17 57 (16.38%) Relational Database
18 56 (16.09%) Continuous Integration
19 55 (15.80%) Unix
20 53 (15.23%) BDD
21 52 (14.94%) Oracle
22 51 (14.66%) HTML
23 50 (14.37%) Hadoop
24 49 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
25 46 (13.22%) SDLC
25 46 (13.22%) Test Automation
25 46 (13.22%) OO
26 45 (12.93%) Software Engineering
26 45 (12.93%) NoSQL

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 34 (9.77%) Cloud Foundry
2 20 (5.75%) Apache Spark
3 15 (4.31%) Tomcat
4 12 (3.45%) JBoss
4 12 (3.45%) Jetty
4 12 (3.45%) nginx
5 11 (3.16%) WebLogic
5 11 (3.16%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.30%) Apache
6 8 (2.30%) SAS
7 7 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.15%) Confluence
8 4 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.29%) GemFire
9 1 (0.29%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.29%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.15%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (2.01%) AquaLogic BPM
1 7 (2.01%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 82 (23.56%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (8.91%) npm
3 26 (7.47%) GitHub
4 23 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 22 (6.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 22 (6.32%) PaaS
6 16 (4.60%) Heroku
7 12 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (3.45%) OpenShift
8 10 (2.87%) IBM Cloud
9 8 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (2.30%) Amazon S3
9 8 (2.30%) IaaS
9 8 (2.30%) SaaS
10 7 (2.01%) Yarn
11 5 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (1.15%) Tricentis Tosca
13 3 (0.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.86%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.45%) HTTP
2 9 (2.59%) AMQP
3 6 (1.72%) Firewall
4 5 (1.44%) DNS
5 3 (0.86%) Internet
5 3 (0.86%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.29%) 2G
6 1 (0.29%) 3G
6 1 (0.29%) BGP
6 1 (0.29%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.29%) DSL
6 1 (0.29%) FabricPath
6 1 (0.29%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.29%) LTE
6 1 (0.29%) OSPF
6 1 (0.29%) SAN
6 1 (0.29%) SSL
6 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (16.38%) Relational Database
2 50 (14.37%) Hadoop
3 45 (12.93%) NoSQL
4 36 (10.34%) Big Data
5 30 (8.62%) MongoDB
6 27 (7.76%) SQL Server
7 21 (6.03%) RDBMS
8 15 (4.31%) Couchbase
9 14 (4.02%) Redis
10 13 (3.74%) Neo4j
11 10 (2.87%) ArangoDB
11 10 (2.87%) Riak
12 9 (2.59%) MySQL
13 8 (2.30%) Apache Hive
14 7 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 7 (2.01%) Oracle Database
15 6 (1.72%) Amazon Athena
15 6 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
16 5 (1.44%) Apache Zeppelin
16 5 (1.44%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 91 (26.15%) Jenkins
2 82 (23.56%) Git (software)
3 41 (11.78%) Maven
4 35 (10.06%) Selenium
5 30 (8.62%) JIRA
6 24 (6.90%) Sonatype Nexus
7 22 (6.32%) Cucumber
8 20 (5.75%) GitLab
9 19 (5.46%) SonarQube
10 16 (4.60%) Ant
10 16 (4.60%) FitNesse
11 14 (4.02%) Vagrant
12 13 (3.74%) Gerrit
12 13 (3.74%) Gradle
12 13 (3.74%) Subversion
13 12 (3.45%) IBM UrbanCode
14 11 (3.16%) CircleCI
14 11 (3.16%) gulp
14 11 (3.16%) Travis CI
15 10 (2.87%) Artifactory
General
1 85 (24.43%) Finance
2 21 (6.03%) Banking
3 9 (2.59%) Front Office
4 5 (1.44%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.86%) Law
5 3 (0.86%) Marketing
6 2 (0.57%) Advertising
6 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.57%) Games
6 2 (0.57%) Retail
7 1 (0.29%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 163 (46.84%) Developer
2 67 (19.25%) Python Developer
3 64 (18.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 40 (11.49%) Java Developer
5 20 (5.75%) Full Stack Developer
6 18 (5.17%) Analyst
7 17 (4.89%) Architect
7 17 (4.89%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 15 (4.31%) Data Engineer
9 14 (4.02%) Senior DevOps
9 14 (4.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 13 (3.74%) Data Scientist
11 12 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
11 12 (3.45%) Senior Developer
12 11 (3.16%) Software Developer
13 10 (2.87%) Tester
14 8 (2.30%) Applications Developer
14 8 (2.30%) SQL Developer
15 7 (2.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 7 (2.01%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (14.66%) HTML
2 43 (12.36%) REST
3 36 (10.34%) CSS
4 32 (9.20%) AngularJS
4 32 (9.20%) Kafka
4 32 (9.20%) Spring
5 30 (8.62%) Node.js
6 24 (6.90%) .NET
7 23 (6.61%) Hibernate
8 22 (6.32%) Django
8 22 (6.32%) HTML5
8 22 (6.32%) React
9 21 (6.03%) JMS
10 20 (5.75%) SOAP
11 19 (5.46%) XML
12 16 (4.60%) RabbitMQ
13 15 (4.31%) Redux
14 14 (4.02%) Elastic Stack
14 14 (4.02%) Web Services
15 12 (3.45%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.75%) Derivative
2 20 (5.75%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (4.89%) iPad
3 17 (4.89%) User Experience
4 15 (4.31%) Computer Science
5 14 (4.02%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (4.02%) Linux Command Line
6 13 (3.74%) Algorithms
7 11 (3.16%) Cyberthreat
8 10 (2.87%) Cloud Native
8 10 (2.87%) Reference Data
9 8 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (2.01%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.72%) Equity Derivative
11 6 (1.72%) OTC Derivatives
11 6 (1.72%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.44%) Private Cloud
13 4 (1.15%) Credit Risk
13 4 (1.15%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 105 (30.17%) Linux
2 55 (15.80%) Unix
3 35 (10.06%) Windows
4 15 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.15%) Android
5 4 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.57%) CentOS
6 2 (0.57%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.29%) Solaris
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (48.85%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (30.46%) DevOps
3 97 (27.87%) Scrum
4 68 (19.54%) TDD
5 62 (17.82%) Analytics
6 56 (16.09%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (15.23%) BDD
8 46 (13.22%) OO
8 46 (13.22%) SDLC
8 46 (13.22%) Test Automation
9 45 (12.93%) Software Engineering
10 37 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
11 36 (10.34%) Kanban
12 33 (9.48%) Data Modelling
13 32 (9.20%) Continuous Delivery
14 29 (8.33%) Data Analytics
15 28 (8.05%) Configuration Management
15 28 (8.05%) Microservices
16 26 (7.47%) Open Source
17 24 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 169 (48.56%) Java
2 96 (27.59%) SQL
3 88 (25.29%) JavaScript
4 64 (18.39%) Ruby
5 63 (18.10%) Bash Shell
6 40 (11.49%) C++
7 34 (9.77%) C#
7 34 (9.77%) Groovy
7 34 (9.77%) Perl
8 31 (8.91%) Shell Script
9 29 (8.33%) Scala
10 20 (5.75%) R
11 18 (5.17%) Go
11 18 (5.17%) PowerShell
12 17 (4.89%) PHP
13 10 (2.87%) ES6
13 10 (2.87%) XPath
14 5 (1.44%) C
15 4 (1.15%) Lua
15 4 (1.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (3.74%) CISM
1 13 (3.74%) CISSP
1 13 (3.74%) Degree
2 7 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.86%) AWS Certification
3 3 (0.86%) CEH
3 3 (0.86%) SANS
4 2 (0.57%) PhD
4 2 (0.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.17%) QA
2 17 (4.89%) GCP
3 10 (2.87%) FINRA
3 10 (2.87%) GDPR
4 3 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.57%) PMO
System Software
1 66 (18.97%) Docker
2 11 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.86%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.57%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.57%) vSphere
6 1 (0.29%) HDFS
6 1 (0.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 80 (22.99%) Ansible
2 42 (12.07%) Opscode Chef
2 42 (12.07%) Puppet
3 36 (10.34%) Kubernetes
4 23 (6.61%) Terraform
5 17 (4.89%) Consul
5 17 (4.89%) Mesos
6 12 (3.45%) Cobbler
7 8 (2.30%) SELinux
8 5 (1.44%) Kibana
8 5 (1.44%) Packer
8 5 (1.44%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.15%) Control-M
9 4 (1.15%) Graphite
9 4 (1.15%) HAProxy
9 4 (1.15%) Icinga
9 4 (1.15%) OpenView
9 4 (1.15%) SCOM
10 2 (0.57%) Nessus
11 1 (0.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 52 (14.94%) Oracle
2 30 (8.62%) IBM
3 27 (7.76%) Splunk
4 20 (5.75%) Microsoft
5 13 (3.74%) Informatica
6 12 (3.45%) Cloudera
6 12 (3.45%) TIBCO
7 11 (3.16%) Sybase
8 10 (2.87%) Hortonworks
8 10 (2.87%) McAfee
8 10 (2.87%) Symantec
8 10 (2.87%) Varonis
8 10 (2.87%) VMware
9 8 (2.30%) Google
9 8 (2.30%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.72%) Perforce
10 6 (1.72%) Tableau
11 5 (1.44%) Cisco
12 4 (1.15%) HP
12 4 (1.15%) Teradata