Period
to 26 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 26 April 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 > Wales
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 34 89
Rank change year-on-year +11 +55 0
Contract jobs citing Python 103 64 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.85% 4.98% 0.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.17% 11.85% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 59 9
Wales median daily rate £475 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% +21.43%
10th Percentile £248 £385 £310
90th Percentile £592 £577 £505
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £38.38
% change year-on-year -1.23% +5.54% +5.14%

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 Wales with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 637 540 624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 42.38% 42.06% 50.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 404 436
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £275 £205 £216
90th Percentile £560 £538 £455
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 29
Wales median hourly rate £50.67 £38.89 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.31% +65.47% +17.50%
10th Percentile £17.94 £16.13 £11.22
90th Percentile £77.50 £77.50 £45.60
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +6.49% +10.00%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Python in Wales

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Python in Wales

Python
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Wales over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Python in Wales

Python
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Python in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Python in Wales

Python
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 26 April 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
South Wales +4 97 £475 -5.00% 17
West Wales +18 5 £575 +15.00%
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Wales region with a requirement for Python.

1 44 (42.72%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (33.98%) Security Cleared
3 31 (30.10%) Scala
4 30 (29.13%) Java
5 28 (27.18%) Cloudera
6 26 (25.24%) SC Cleared
7 25 (24.27%) Test Automation
8 24 (23.30%) DevOps
9 22 (21.36%) SQL
10 20 (19.42%) Git (software)
10 20 (19.42%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (19.42%) PySpark
11 19 (18.45%) R
11 19 (18.45%) Docker
11 19 (18.45%) Jenkins
12 18 (17.48%) Data Science
13 17 (16.50%) Ansible
13 17 (16.50%) Bash Shell
14 16 (15.53%) Cloud Foundry
14 16 (15.53%) Continuous Delivery
15 15 (14.56%) Hadoop
15 15 (14.56%) SQL Server
15 15 (14.56%) Software Engineering
16 14 (13.59%) Ruby
16 14 (13.59%) Linux
16 14 (13.59%) Red Hat
16 14 (13.59%) Microsoft Azure
16 14 (13.59%) Amazon AWS
16 14 (13.59%) Microservices
16 14 (13.59%) Play Framework

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 16 (15.53%) Cloud Foundry
2 11 (10.68%) Apache Spark
3 9 (8.74%) Apache
4 8 (7.77%) Jupyter
5 5 (4.85%) Confluence
5 5 (4.85%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (4.85%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.88%) Mule
6 4 (3.88%) nginx
6 4 (3.88%) WildFly
7 2 (1.94%) SAS
8 1 (0.97%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.97%) Mongoose
8 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.59%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (13.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (10.68%) GitHub
3 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.74%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.77%) DHCP
2 8 (7.77%) SAN
2 8 (7.77%) VLAN
3 1 (0.97%) DNS
3 1 (0.97%) Firewall
3 1 (0.97%) HTTP
3 1 (0.97%) Internet
3 1 (0.97%) Network Security
3 1 (0.97%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.56%) Hadoop
1 15 (14.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.71%) MySQL
3 5 (4.85%) Apache Hive
3 5 (4.85%) Big Data
3 5 (4.85%) HBase
3 5 (4.85%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.88%) Impala
4 4 (3.88%) OLAP
4 4 (3.88%) OLAP Cube
4 4 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.88%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.88%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.91%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.94%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.94%) MS Access
6 2 (1.94%) Power BI
6 2 (1.94%) PowerPivot
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (19.42%) Git (software)
2 19 (18.45%) Jenkins
3 12 (11.65%) Artifactory
4 10 (9.71%) GitLab
4 10 (9.71%) Selenium
4 10 (9.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (8.74%) JIRA
6 8 (7.77%) Cucumber
7 5 (4.85%) SonarQube
7 5 (4.85%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (3.88%) Bitbucket
9 3 (2.91%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (2.91%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.97%) Gatling
11 1 (0.97%) JBehave
11 1 (0.97%) Maven
11 1 (0.97%) webpack
General
1 2 (1.94%) Games
2 1 (0.97%) Digital Economy
2 1 (0.97%) Electronics
2 1 (0.97%) Finance
2 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.97%) Marketing
2 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (0.97%) Retail
2 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (37.86%) Developer
2 26 (25.24%) Python Developer
3 13 (12.62%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (12.62%) Software Engineer
4 11 (10.68%) Java Developer
5 9 (8.74%) Python Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) Python Software Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) Scala Software Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) Unix Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Architect
8 6 (5.83%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Senior DevOps
10 4 (3.88%) Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Java Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Java Software Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Unix Support
10 4 (3.88%) Unix Support Engineer
11 3 (2.91%) Data Architect
11 3 (2.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 3 (2.91%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.42%) PySpark
2 14 (13.59%) Play Framework
3 11 (10.68%) REST
4 8 (7.77%) Flask
4 8 (7.77%) LAMP
5 7 (6.80%) Django
6 6 (5.83%) .NET
6 6 (5.83%) React
7 4 (3.88%) CSS
7 4 (3.88%) HTML
7 4 (3.88%) Node.js
7 4 (3.88%) Web Services
8 3 (2.91%) Pandas
8 3 (2.91%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (2.91%) Spring
9 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.94%) Entity Framework
9 2 (1.94%) jQuery
9 2 (1.94%) RESTful
9 2 (1.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.80%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.94%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Exalogic
5 1 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.59%) Linux
2 10 (9.71%) CentOS
3 9 (8.74%) Unix
4 8 (7.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.97%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (42.72%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (24.27%) Test Automation
3 24 (23.30%) DevOps
4 20 (19.42%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (17.48%) Data Science
6 16 (15.53%) Continuous Delivery
7 15 (14.56%) Software Engineering
8 14 (13.59%) Microservices
9 13 (12.62%) Statistics
9 13 (12.62%) Visualisation
10 9 (8.74%) Mentoring
10 9 (8.74%) User Stories
11 8 (7.77%) Data Modelling
11 8 (7.77%) Data Visualisation
11 8 (7.77%) ETL
12 7 (6.80%) Data Cleansing
12 7 (6.80%) Integration Testing
12 7 (6.80%) Migration
12 7 (6.80%) Scrum
13 6 (5.83%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 31 (30.10%) Scala
2 30 (29.13%) Java
3 22 (21.36%) SQL
4 19 (18.45%) R
5 17 (16.50%) Bash Shell
6 14 (13.59%) Ruby
7 12 (11.65%) Perl
8 11 (10.68%) PowerShell
9 7 (6.80%) C#
10 5 (4.85%) Java 8
10 5 (4.85%) PHP
11 4 (3.88%) C++
11 4 (3.88%) Go
11 4 (3.88%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.91%) JavaScript
13 2 (1.94%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.94%) VBA
14 1 (0.97%) C-shell
14 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (33.98%) Security Cleared
2 26 (25.24%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.83%) Degree
4 5 (4.85%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.94%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.97%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.97%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.97%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) Data Quality
1 3 (2.91%) GDPR
2 2 (1.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.94%) QA
System Software
1 19 (18.45%) Docker
2 8 (7.77%) NFS
2 8 (7.77%) Postfix
3 6 (5.83%) iptables
3 6 (5.83%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.97%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.97%) etcd
4 1 (0.97%) flannel
Systems Management
1 17 (16.50%) Ansible
2 8 (7.77%) Kubernetes
3 7 (6.80%) Puppet
4 6 (5.83%) Terraform
5 4 (3.88%) Oozie
5 4 (3.88%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (3.88%) Rundeck
6 2 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.97%) rkt
7 1 (0.97%) Salt
Vendors
1 28 (27.18%) Cloudera
2 14 (13.59%) Red Hat
3 9 (8.74%) Oracle
4 8 (7.77%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.77%) SolarWinds
5 4 (3.88%) Atlassian
5 4 (3.88%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.91%) Teradata
7 1 (0.97%) ESRI
7 1 (0.97%) Google
7 1 (0.97%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.97%) SAP
7 1 (0.97%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.97%) Splunk