Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 36 93
Rank change year-on-year -12 +57 -24
Contract jobs citing Python 29 56 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.08% 4.98% 0.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.43% 12.07% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 10
South Wales median daily rate £413 £500 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +44.40% +0.73%
10th Percentile £308 £284 £309
90th Percentile £548 £616 £414
Wales median daily rate £450 £500 £370
% change year-on-year -10.00% +35.14% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South Wales median hourly rate - £20.50 -
Wales median hourly rate - £20.50 -

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 South Wales with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 344 464 638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 36.56% 41.24% 49.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 316 492
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £250 £263 £238
90th Percentile £480 £550 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £414 £350
% change year-on-year -9.37% +18.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 19
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £55.00 £18.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.45% +193.88% +16.97%
10th Percentile £15.15 £19.93 £12.63
90th Percentile £39.85 £77.50 £54.48
Wales median hourly rate £18.75 £55.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -65.91% +161.90% +5.53%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Python as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Newport -1 12 £431 -15.85% 1
Cardiff -2 9 £413 +9.63% 4
Torfaen - 3 £250 -
Caerphilly - 2 £400 - 1
Python
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Python.

1 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 11 (37.93%) Java
2 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (31.03%) R
4 8 (27.59%) Software Engineering
5 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
5 7 (24.14%) Data Modelling
6 6 (20.69%) Linux
6 6 (20.69%) NoSQL
6 6 (20.69%) Cloudera
6 6 (20.69%) Scala
6 6 (20.69%) Hadoop
6 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (20.69%) Flask
7 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
7 5 (17.24%) Visualisation
7 5 (17.24%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (17.24%) Web Services
8 4 (13.79%) Data Cleansing
8 4 (13.79%) Migration
8 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (13.79%) Data Governance
8 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
8 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
9 3 (10.34%) Big Data
9 3 (10.34%) Data Transformation
9 3 (10.34%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database

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 3 (10.34%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (10.34%) SAS
2 2 (6.90%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon Alexa
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.34%) Serverless
3 2 (6.90%) PaaS
4 1 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) DHCP
1 3 (10.34%) SAN
1 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
1 3 (10.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) Hadoop
1 6 (20.69%) NoSQL
2 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.34%) Big Data
3 3 (10.34%) HBase
3 3 (10.34%) MS Access
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.34%) Power BI
3 3 (10.34%) PowerPivot
3 3 (10.34%) RDBMS
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.90%) MySQL
5 1 (3.45%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.34%) Ant
2 3 (10.34%) Eclipse
2 3 (10.34%) Maven
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (10.34%) Toad
3 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.45%) Hudson
4 1 (3.45%) Selenium
4 1 (3.45%) Travis CI
4 1 (3.45%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Local Government
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Developer
2 8 (27.59%) Python Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Data Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Data Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Java Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Java Software Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Unix Support
5 2 (6.90%) Unix Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) HTML Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) Flask
2 5 (17.24%) Web Services
3 3 (10.34%) HTML
3 3 (10.34%) Kafka
3 3 (10.34%) LAMP
3 3 (10.34%) Node.js
4 2 (6.90%) CSS
4 2 (6.90%) Dropwizard
4 2 (6.90%) RESTful
5 1 (3.45%) Django
5 1 (3.45%) PySpark
5 1 (3.45%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) CentOS
2 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Unix
3 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (27.59%) Software Engineering
3 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (24.14%) Data Modelling
4 5 (17.24%) Data Visualisation
4 5 (17.24%) Visualisation
5 4 (13.79%) Data Cleansing
5 4 (13.79%) Data Governance
5 4 (13.79%) Migration
5 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
6 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
6 3 (10.34%) Data Architecture
6 3 (10.34%) Data Integration
6 3 (10.34%) Data Security
6 3 (10.34%) ETL
6 3 (10.34%) Information Assurance
6 3 (10.34%) OO
6 3 (10.34%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 11 (37.93%) Java
3 9 (31.03%) R
4 6 (20.69%) Scala
5 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
5 3 (10.34%) Perl
5 3 (10.34%) Ruby
5 3 (10.34%) VBA
6 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.90%) PHP
7 1 (3.45%) Go
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) iptables
1 3 (10.34%) NFS
1 3 (10.34%) Postfix
1 3 (10.34%) Sendmail
2 2 (6.90%) Docker
2 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Ansible
1 2 (6.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Cloudera
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
2 3 (10.34%) SolarWinds
3 2 (6.90%) VMware