Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SciPy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SciPy over the 6 months to 17 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.

SciPy
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 807 847 847
Rank change year-on-year +40 0 +29
Contract jobs citing SciPy 71 47 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.044% 0.040%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 34 34
UK median daily rate £575 £450 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.78% -28.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £368 £366 £380
90th Percentile £688 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £393
% change year-on-year -3.03% +5.10% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £8.00 £41.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -80.49% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.00 £41.00 -
% change year-on-year -80.49% - -

SciPy is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32915 32203 32498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.02% 30.39% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23251 22320 22282
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 368 550
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.25 £14.09 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.64% -2.67% +10.29%

SciPy
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SciPy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SciPy in the UK

SciPy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SciPy.

Contractor daily rate trend for SciPy in the UK

SciPy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SciPy over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SciPy in the UK

SciPy
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SciPy within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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
England +42 71 £575 +27.78% 14
London +16 47 £600 +20.00% 10
UK excluding London +34 24 £400 -3.03% 4
South East -2 12 - - 2
East of England -15 8 £403 - 2
South West - 4 £342 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SciPy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SciPy.

1 71 (100.00%) Python
2 70 (98.59%) NumPy
3 56 (78.87%) Pandas
4 36 (50.70%) SQL
5 28 (39.44%) TDD
6 24 (33.80%) Linux
7 23 (32.39%) Finance
8 22 (30.99%) C++
8 22 (30.99%) Machine Learning
9 21 (29.58%) Computer Science
10 20 (28.17%) Visualisation
11 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
12 16 (22.54%) C
12 16 (22.54%) Algorithms
12 16 (22.54%) SDLC
13 15 (21.13%) Mathematics
13 15 (21.13%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (19.72%) Git (software)
14 14 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (19.72%) SQLAlchemy
14 14 (19.72%) GitHub
14 14 (19.72%) Statistics
15 13 (18.31%) Data Analysis
16 12 (16.90%) Data Modelling
17 11 (15.49%) scikit-learn
18 10 (14.08%) Front Office
18 10 (14.08%) SQL Server
18 10 (14.08%) Scala
19 9 (12.68%) Derivative
19 9 (12.68%) Natural Language Processing

SciPy
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (12.68%) Apache Spark
2 8 (11.27%) Jupyter
3 2 (2.82%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Weka
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.82%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 14 (19.72%) GitHub
2 3 (4.23%) npm
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.86%) Data Mining
3 6 (8.45%) Big Data
3 6 (8.45%) Hadoop
4 5 (7.04%) STATISTICA
5 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.23%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.82%) Apache Hive
7 2 (2.82%) KNIME
7 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.82%) Sqoop
8 1 (1.41%) Blockchain
8 1 (1.41%) MySQL
8 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (21.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (19.72%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.04%) Mercurial
4 3 (4.23%) Bower
4 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.41%) Subversion
General
1 23 (32.39%) Finance
2 10 (14.08%) Front Office
3 8 (11.27%) Financial Institution
4 5 (7.04%) Banking
5 3 (4.23%) Marketing
6 2 (2.82%) Billing
7 1 (1.41%) Electronics
7 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (78.87%) Developer
2 53 (74.65%) Python Developer
3 13 (18.31%) Data Scientist
4 6 (8.45%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 5 (7.04%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Data Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.23%) SQL Developer
8 2 (2.82%) MongoDB Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Python Software Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Senior Data Scientist
8 2 (2.82%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Senior Python Developer
9 1 (1.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 1 (1.41%) Machine Learning Developer
9 1 (1.41%) MATLAB Engineer
9 1 (1.41%) Senior Software Developer
9 1 (1.41%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (98.59%) NumPy
2 56 (78.87%) Pandas
3 14 (19.72%) SQLAlchemy
4 11 (15.49%) scikit-learn
5 9 (12.68%) Natural Language Processing
6 8 (11.27%) Flask
7 7 (9.86%) Matplotlib
8 6 (8.45%) Qt
9 4 (5.63%) Deeplearning4j
9 4 (5.63%) HTML
9 4 (5.63%) MXNet
9 4 (5.63%) React
9 4 (5.63%) RESTful
9 4 (5.63%) TensorFlow
9 4 (5.63%) Theano
10 3 (4.23%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.23%) Bokeh
10 3 (4.23%) Celery
10 3 (4.23%) Keras
10 3 (4.23%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (29.58%) Computer Science
2 16 (22.54%) Algorithms
3 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (12.68%) Derivative
4 8 (11.27%) Data Structures
5 5 (7.04%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (4.23%) CAN bus
6 3 (4.23%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.41%) Fintech
7 1 (1.41%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.41%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.80%) Linux
2 5 (7.04%) Unix
3 4 (5.63%) CentOS
3 4 (5.63%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.82%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (39.44%) TDD
2 22 (30.99%) Machine Learning
3 20 (28.17%) Visualisation
4 16 (22.54%) SDLC
5 15 (21.13%) Mathematics
6 14 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (19.72%) Statistics
7 13 (18.31%) Data Analysis
8 12 (16.90%) Data Modelling
9 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (11.27%) Signal Processing
11 7 (9.86%) Analytics
12 5 (7.04%) Artificial Intelligence
12 5 (7.04%) Microservices
12 5 (7.04%) Multithreading
12 5 (7.04%) Neural Network
12 5 (7.04%) Software Engineering
13 4 (5.63%) Logistic Regression
13 4 (5.63%) Refactoring
13 4 (5.63%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (100.00%) Python
2 36 (50.70%) SQL
3 22 (30.99%) C++
4 16 (22.54%) C
5 10 (14.08%) Scala
6 7 (9.86%) Bash Shell
7 6 (8.45%) JavaScript
7 6 (8.45%) R
8 5 (7.04%) Java
8 5 (7.04%) MATLAB
9 4 (5.63%) Cython
9 4 (5.63%) TypeScript
10 3 (4.23%) C#
11 2 (2.82%) AWK
11 2 (2.82%) sed
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) Degree
2 6 (8.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.82%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.41%) PhD
4 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) GCP
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) Tableau
3 1 (1.41%) Google