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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SciPy
UK
Rank 574 620 612
Rank change year-on-year +46 -8  
Contract jobs citing SciPy 19 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.045% 0.023%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.16% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 7
Median daily rate £613 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.52% +4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £435 £510
10% offered a daily rate of more than £910 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £750 £400 -
% change year-on-year +87.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SciPy is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14208 14874 14049
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.37% 27.95% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9856 10310 9097
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 227 186
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

SciPy
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SciPy as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 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
England +25 19 £613 +6.52% 8
London +35 18 £606 +5.43% 8
City of London - 3 £575 - 2
East of England -4 1 £750 +87.50%
Watford - 1 £750 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £750 -

SciPy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 36 (100.00%) Python
1 36 (100.00%) NumPy
2 29 (80.56%) Pandas
3 20 (55.56%) scikit-learn
4 13 (36.11%) Machine Learning
5 12 (33.33%) Statistics
6 11 (30.56%) Scala
6 11 (30.56%) Big Data
7 10 (27.78%) R
7 10 (27.78%) Hadoop
7 10 (27.78%) Mathematics
7 10 (27.78%) Software Engineering
7 10 (27.78%) Data Modelling
8 9 (25.00%) PhD
8 9 (25.00%) SQL
8 9 (25.00%) OO
8 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (22.22%) TDD
9 8 (22.22%) Finance
9 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
9 8 (22.22%) Matplotlib
10 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (16.67%) Flask
11 6 (16.67%) Analytics
11 6 (16.67%) Kanban
11 6 (16.67%) Scrum
12 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
12 5 (13.89%) C++
12 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (13.89%) Apache Spark

SciPy
Top Related 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 5 (13.89%) Apache Spark
2 3 (8.33%) Jupyter
3 2 (5.56%) Apache
4 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) GNU Octave
2 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (5.56%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (5.56%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) Big Data
2 10 (27.78%) Hadoop
3 4 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 4 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 3 (8.33%) HBase
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.56%) Pentaho
5 2 (5.56%) Redis
6 1 (2.78%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.78%) Blockchain
6 1 (2.78%) Flink
6 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.78%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Bower
1 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Front Office
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Developer
1 17 (47.22%) Python Developer
2 13 (36.11%) Data Scientist
3 3 (8.33%) Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Data Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Senior Data Scientist
4 2 (5.56%) AWS Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Chief Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Chief Data Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 1 (2.78%) Angular Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Data Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Data Architect
5 1 (2.78%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Machine Learning Specialist
5 1 (2.78%) Quantitative Strategist
5 1 (2.78%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (100.00%) NumPy
2 29 (80.56%) Pandas
3 20 (55.56%) scikit-learn
4 8 (22.22%) Matplotlib
5 6 (16.67%) Flask
6 3 (8.33%) .NET
6 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
6 3 (8.33%) Bokeh
6 3 (8.33%) Celery
6 3 (8.33%) CSS
6 3 (8.33%) Django
6 3 (8.33%) HTML
6 3 (8.33%) Node.js
6 3 (8.33%) React
6 3 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (8.33%) XML
7 2 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (2.78%) Kafka
8 1 (2.78%) SQLAlchemy
8 1 (2.78%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (13.89%) Algorithms
4 4 (11.11%) Fixed Income
4 4 (11.11%) Hedge funds
4 4 (11.11%) Smart Energy
5 2 (5.56%) Fintech
6 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Linux
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Machine Learning
2 12 (33.33%) Statistics
3 10 (27.78%) Data Modelling
3 10 (27.78%) Mathematics
3 10 (27.78%) Software Engineering
4 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (25.00%) OO
5 8 (22.22%) TDD
6 6 (16.67%) Analytics
6 6 (16.67%) Kanban
6 6 (16.67%) Scrum
7 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
8 4 (11.11%) Systematic Trading
9 3 (8.33%) OOP
9 3 (8.33%) Regression Analysis
9 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Logistic Regression
10 2 (5.56%) MapReduce
10 2 (5.56%) Neural Network
10 2 (5.56%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 36 (100.00%) Python
2 11 (30.56%) Scala
3 10 (27.78%) R
4 9 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (13.89%) C++
6 4 (11.11%) Java
6 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 3 (8.33%) C#
7 3 (8.33%) MATLAB
7 3 (8.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Apache Flume
1 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Kibana
1 1 (2.78%) logstash
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Tableau
2 1 (2.78%) Google
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) SAP
2 1 (2.78%) Teradata