The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Python skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Python over the 3 months to 30 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.

Python
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 69 48
Rank change year-on-year +43 -21  
Contract jobs citing Python 29 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 5.07% 0.36% 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.13% 0.68% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 1 2
Median daily rate £500 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +21.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £424 £375
% change year-on-year +0.29% +13.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% -5.00%  

Python is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 239 292 204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 41.78% 53.28% 45.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 201 146
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £275 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £440 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -38.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing Python as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Python in South Wales

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in South Wales

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in South Wales over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in South Wales

Python
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 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
Newport - 19 £500 - 1
Cardiff +30 14 £500 +17.64% 5
Python
Wales

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Python.

1 36 (55.38%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.31%) Cloudera
3 20 (30.77%) Java
3 20 (30.77%) Hadoop
4 19 (29.23%) Apache Spark
5 17 (26.15%) Algorithms
5 17 (26.15%) DevOps
5 17 (26.15%) Big Data
5 17 (26.15%) Linux
6 15 (23.08%) TDD
6 15 (23.08%) Scrum
6 15 (23.08%) Analytics
7 14 (21.54%) NoSQL
7 14 (21.54%) Oracle
7 14 (21.54%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (20.00%) SAP
8 13 (20.00%) BDD
9 12 (18.46%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (18.46%) Software Engineering
9 12 (18.46%) RESTful
9 12 (18.46%) Kanban
10 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (15.38%) Git (software)
11 10 (15.38%) Teradata
11 10 (15.38%) MongoDB
12 9 (13.85%) Jenkins
12 9 (13.85%) Business Analytics
12 9 (13.85%) Load Testing
12 9 (13.85%) Mathematics

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 19 (29.23%) Apache Spark
2 12 (18.46%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (10.77%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (9.23%) Jupyter
5 4 (6.15%) Tornado
6 2 (3.08%) GeoServer
7 1 (1.54%) Apache
7 1 (1.54%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (1.54%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.54%) IIS
7 1 (1.54%) Luigi
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.62%) PaaS
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (1.54%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (30.77%) Hadoop
2 17 (26.15%) Big Data
3 14 (21.54%) NoSQL
4 10 (15.38%) MongoDB
5 8 (12.31%) HBase
5 8 (12.31%) Relational Database
6 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
7 6 (9.23%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (9.23%) RDBMS
8 5 (7.69%) MySQL
9 4 (6.15%) SQLite
10 3 (4.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (3.08%) Apache Hive
11 2 (3.08%) InterSystems Cache
12 1 (1.54%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (1.54%) GIS
12 1 (1.54%) Neo4j
12 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.85%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.08%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.08%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.54%) Babel
4 1 (1.54%) Gradle
4 1 (1.54%) gulp
4 1 (1.54%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.54%) JIRA
4 1 (1.54%) JUnit
4 1 (1.54%) Maven
4 1 (1.54%) Mocha
4 1 (1.54%) Selenium
4 1 (1.54%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.54%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.54%) webpack
General
1 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.15%) Finance
3 3 (4.62%) Electronics
3 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.62%) Marketing
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (58.46%) Developer
2 13 (20.00%) Python Developer
3 12 (18.46%) Scala Developer
4 10 (15.38%) Consultant
5 8 (12.31%) Software Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 5 (7.69%) Security Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) Administrator
7 4 (6.15%) Big Data Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Big Data Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Data Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Apache Spark Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Data Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Java Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.08%) Data Scientist
9 2 (3.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 2 (3.08%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) RESTful
2 8 (12.31%) Node.js
2 8 (12.31%) Swagger
3 7 (10.77%) Web Services
4 6 (9.23%) Flask
5 5 (7.69%) Middleware
6 4 (6.15%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (6.15%) JSON
6 4 (6.15%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (6.15%) ZeroMQ
7 3 (4.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (4.62%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (4.62%) REST
8 2 (3.08%) .NET
8 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
8 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (3.08%) OAuth
8 2 (3.08%) Play Framework
8 2 (3.08%) SQLAlchemy
9 1 (1.54%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.15%) Algorithms
2 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.15%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.15%) User Experience
3 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.08%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.08%) Life Science
3 2 (3.08%) Social Media
4 1 (1.54%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.15%) Linux
2 3 (4.62%) Mac OS
2 3 (4.62%) Windows
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (55.38%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.15%) DevOps
3 15 (23.08%) Analytics
3 15 (23.08%) Scrum
3 15 (23.08%) TDD
4 14 (21.54%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (20.00%) BDD
6 12 (18.46%) Kanban
6 12 (18.46%) Software Engineering
7 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (13.85%) Business Analytics
8 9 (13.85%) Load Testing
8 9 (13.85%) Mathematics
9 8 (12.31%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (12.31%) OWASP
9 8 (12.31%) Secure Coding
10 7 (10.77%) Open Source
11 6 (9.23%) API Design
11 6 (9.23%) API Development
11 6 (9.23%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.77%) Java
2 8 (12.31%) Scala
3 7 (10.77%) Ruby
4 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.23%) R
5 5 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 5 (7.69%) Go
5 5 (7.69%) SQL
6 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.62%) C#
7 3 (4.62%) C++
8 1 (1.54%) Groovy
8 1 (1.54%) Korn
8 1 (1.54%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) CEH
1 5 (7.69%) CISSP
1 5 (7.69%) CREST Certified
2 3 (4.62%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Docker
1 4 (6.15%) HDFS
2 3 (4.62%) vSphere
3 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.54%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) HAProxy
1 3 (4.62%) Kibana
1 3 (4.62%) logstash
2 2 (3.08%) Ansible
2 2 (3.08%) Oozie
2 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.08%) Puppet
3 1 (1.54%) Consul
3 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (32.31%) Cloudera
2 14 (21.54%) Oracle
3 13 (20.00%) SAP
4 10 (15.38%) Teradata
5 6 (9.23%) SaltStack
5 6 (9.23%) Splunk
6 5 (7.69%) VMware
7 2 (3.08%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.54%) Ab Initio
8 1 (1.54%) Cognos
8 1 (1.54%) Hortonworks
8 1 (1.54%) Tableau
8 1 (1.54%) Talend
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