Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 27 46
Rank change year-on-year -5 +19 +52
Contract jobs citing Python 101 74 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.98% 6.21% 4.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.48% 16.09% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 53 37
Wales median daily rate £450 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £325 £344 £302
90th Percentile £602 £588 £590
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Wales median hourly rate £23.49 - £20.50
10th Percentile £21.81 - £19.25
90th Percentile £34.65 - £21.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -

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 749 460 598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 44.37% 38.59% 42.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 306 404
Wales median daily rate £416 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% -9.09% +17.86%
10th Percentile £313 £253 £264
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 15
Wales median hourly rate £23.25 £18.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.97% -65.91% +168.29%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.29 £17.83
90th Percentile £38.13 £39.20 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £41.73 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.32% +6.67% +0.13%

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 21 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Wales over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 November 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 +19 84 £450 +9.09% 25
Mid Wales -4 8 - - 2
West Wales -16 3 £525 - 1
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 50 (49.50%) Java
2 38 (37.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (32.67%) Git (software)
5 31 (30.69%) Jenkins
6 29 (28.71%) Docker
6 29 (28.71%) SQL
7 28 (27.72%) DevOps
8 24 (23.76%) Ansible
8 24 (23.76%) Security Cleared
8 24 (23.76%) Amazon AWS
8 24 (23.76%) Maven
9 23 (22.77%) Opscode Chef
10 22 (21.78%) JIRA
10 22 (21.78%) Linux
11 20 (19.80%) SC Cleared
11 20 (19.80%) Confluence
12 19 (18.81%) SQL Server
13 18 (17.82%) Spring
13 18 (17.82%) SOAP
13 18 (17.82%) Test Automation
14 17 (16.83%) Spring Boot
14 17 (16.83%) Hadoop
14 17 (16.83%) Configuration Management
15 16 (15.84%) Groovy
15 16 (15.84%) Big Data
16 15 (14.85%) Artifactory
16 15 (14.85%) PostgreSQL
17 13 (12.87%) JBoss
17 13 (12.87%) JavaScript

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 20 (19.80%) Confluence
2 13 (12.87%) JBoss
3 11 (10.89%) Apache Spark
3 11 (10.89%) WebSphere
4 10 (9.90%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (6.93%) Apache
6 4 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (3.96%) SAS
7 3 (2.97%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (2.97%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.98%) Gunicorn
8 2 (1.98%) nginx
8 2 (1.98%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.98%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.99%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.99%) FileNet
9 1 (0.99%) IIS
9 1 (0.99%) Mule
9 1 (0.99%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 38 (37.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (23.76%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (8.91%) GitHub
4 8 (7.92%) Slack
4 8 (7.92%) Trello
5 6 (5.94%) OpenShift
6 5 (4.95%) IaaS
6 5 (4.95%) PaaS
7 4 (3.96%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (3.96%) Serverless
8 2 (1.98%) NuGet
9 1 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.88%) HTTP
2 7 (6.93%) Internet
3 5 (4.95%) DNS
3 5 (4.95%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.96%) OpenVPN
4 4 (3.96%) VPN
5 3 (2.97%) AMQP
5 3 (2.97%) SSH
5 3 (2.97%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.99%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.81%) SQL Server
2 17 (16.83%) Hadoop
3 16 (15.84%) Big Data
4 15 (14.85%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (8.91%) Apache Hive
6 7 (6.93%) MySQL
7 5 (4.95%) RDBMS
7 5 (4.95%) Relational Database
8 4 (3.96%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (2.97%) Apache Accumulo
9 3 (2.97%) Blockchain
9 3 (2.97%) Geospatial Data
9 3 (2.97%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.98%) Redis
11 1 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.99%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 33 (32.67%) Git (software)
2 31 (30.69%) Jenkins
3 24 (23.76%) Maven
4 22 (21.78%) JIRA
5 15 (14.85%) Artifactory
6 11 (10.89%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (9.90%) JUnit
8 9 (8.91%) Ant
9 7 (6.93%) SonarQube
10 6 (5.94%) Subversion
11 5 (4.95%) Bitbucket
11 5 (4.95%) Selenium
12 4 (3.96%) Cucumber
12 4 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (3.96%) Travis CI
12 4 (3.96%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (2.97%) Vagrant
13 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio
14 2 (1.98%) ERwin
14 2 (1.98%) PowerDesigner
General
1 9 (8.91%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.92%) Games
3 7 (6.93%) Finance
4 2 (1.98%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 36 (35.64%) Developer
2 19 (18.81%) Architect
2 19 (18.81%) Java Developer
3 18 (17.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (8.91%) Analyst
4 9 (8.91%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 8 (7.92%) Data Architect
5 8 (7.92%) Games Developer
5 8 (7.92%) Python Developer
6 5 (4.95%) Data Analyst
7 4 (3.96%) Big Data Architect
7 4 (3.96%) Build Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (3.96%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Database Architect
8 3 (2.97%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (2.97%) Data Engineer
8 3 (2.97%) Data Scientist
8 3 (2.97%) Designer
8 3 (2.97%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.82%) SOAP
1 18 (17.82%) Spring
2 17 (16.83%) Spring Boot
3 13 (12.87%) AngularJS
4 11 (10.89%) CSS
4 11 (10.89%) HTML
4 11 (10.89%) HTML5
5 10 (9.90%) Hibernate
5 10 (9.90%) J2EE
5 10 (9.90%) JMS
5 10 (9.90%) JSF
5 10 (9.90%) JSON
5 10 (9.90%) Node.js
6 9 (8.91%) XML
7 8 (7.92%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 7 (6.93%) Middleware
8 7 (6.93%) WSDL
9 6 (5.94%) Flask
9 6 (5.94%) Spring Integration
9 6 (5.94%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.91%) Digital Media
2 8 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.96%) User Experience
4 3 (2.97%) Blog
4 3 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.97%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.98%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.99%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.78%) Linux
2 10 (9.90%) Unix
3 7 (6.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.96%) Ubuntu
4 4 (3.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (27.72%) DevOps
3 18 (17.82%) Test Automation
4 17 (16.83%) Configuration Management
5 12 (11.88%) Data Science
5 12 (11.88%) Microservices
5 12 (11.88%) Scrum
6 11 (10.89%) Artificial Intelligence
6 11 (10.89%) Collaborative Working
6 11 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (10.89%) Visualisation
7 10 (9.90%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (9.90%) Machine Learning
8 8 (7.92%) Analytics
8 8 (7.92%) Data Visualisation
8 8 (7.92%) SOA
8 8 (7.92%) Time Management
9 7 (6.93%) Data Management
10 6 (5.94%) Process Improvement
11 5 (4.95%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 50 (49.50%) Java
2 29 (28.71%) SQL
3 16 (15.84%) Groovy
4 13 (12.87%) JavaScript
4 13 (12.87%) Perl
5 12 (11.88%) PowerShell
6 11 (10.89%) Bash Shell
6 11 (10.89%) Java 8
6 11 (10.89%) Ruby
7 10 (9.90%) C#
7 10 (9.90%) R
7 10 (9.90%) Scala
8 7 (6.93%) PL/SQL
9 6 (5.94%) C++
9 6 (5.94%) Go
10 1 (0.99%) C
10 1 (0.99%) PHP
10 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (23.76%) Security Cleared
2 20 (19.80%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.91%) Degree
4 8 (7.92%) Postgraduate
5 2 (1.98%) PhD
6 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) GDPR
2 4 (3.96%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.98%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.98%) QA
System Software
1 29 (28.71%) Docker
2 6 (5.94%) Postfix
3 3 (2.97%) iptables
3 3 (2.97%) NFS
4 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (23.76%) Ansible
2 23 (22.77%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (11.88%) Kubernetes
4 10 (9.90%) Puppet
5 8 (7.92%) Rundeck
6 7 (6.93%) Terraform
7 2 (1.98%) Kibana
7 2 (1.98%) logstash
7 2 (1.98%) Mesos
7 2 (1.98%) Nagios
8 1 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (10.89%) Oracle
2 9 (8.91%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.92%) Cloudera
4 7 (6.93%) Atlassian
4 7 (6.93%) Google
4 7 (6.93%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.94%) AppDynamics
6 5 (4.95%) Teradata
7 3 (2.97%) Adobe
7 3 (2.97%) Alibaba
7 3 (2.97%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.98%) New Relic
8 2 (1.98%) Remedy
8 2 (1.98%) Splunk
9 1 (0.99%) PlateSpin
9 1 (0.99%) VMware