Period
to 24 August 2019

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 24 August 2019 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
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 25 30
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5 +43
Contract jobs citing Python 115 106 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.28% 7.09% 5.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.18% 16.61% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 71 52
Wales median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% -9.76%
10th Percentile £355 £375 £351
90th Percentile £600 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £18.87 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.48% - -
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.23% +3.75% +6.67%

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 543 638 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 39.09% 42.68% 38.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 502 344
Wales median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% -
10th Percentile £281 £300 £238
90th Percentile £600 £560 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 17
Wales median hourly rate £36.75 £18.87 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.75% -46.09% +70.73%
10th Percentile £20.31 £13.85 £14.20
90th Percentile £49.38 £21.64 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +6.67%

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 24 August 2019.

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 24 August 2019.

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 24 August 2019. 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 +13 101 £475 - 34
West Wales -4 10 £450 -20.00% 1
North Wales - 3 £700 - 2
Mid Wales +3 1 - - 1
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 24 August 2019, 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 39 (33.91%) DevOps
2 35 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (30.43%) PowerShell
3 34 (29.57%) Infrastructure as Code
4 31 (26.96%) Azure
4 31 (26.96%) SQL
5 30 (26.09%) AWS
6 29 (25.22%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (25.22%) Linux
7 28 (24.35%) Bash Shell
7 28 (24.35%) Ansible
8 27 (23.48%) Docker
8 27 (23.48%) C#
8 27 (23.48%) Java
9 25 (21.74%) Tomcat
10 24 (20.87%) Microservices
11 23 (20.00%) Jenkins
12 22 (19.13%) SOA
13 21 (18.26%) Puppet
14 20 (17.39%) .NET
14 20 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
15 19 (16.52%) Kubernetes
15 19 (16.52%) Microsoft
15 19 (16.52%) Git (software)
16 18 (15.65%) Security Cleared
16 18 (15.65%) Software Engineering
16 18 (15.65%) Terraform
17 16 (13.91%) Infrastructure Automation
17 16 (13.91%) Collaborative Working
18 14 (12.17%) SQL Server

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 25 (21.74%) Tomcat
2 11 (9.57%) Apache
3 10 (8.70%) WebSphere
4 9 (7.83%) Mule
4 9 (7.83%) WebLogic
5 8 (6.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (6.09%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (3.48%) SAS
8 3 (2.61%) Apache Spark
8 3 (2.61%) Confluence
9 2 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.74%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 31 (26.96%) Azure
2 30 (26.09%) AWS
3 11 (9.57%) GCP
4 10 (8.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 10 (8.70%) Serverless
5 8 (6.96%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (4.35%) Amazon S3
7 4 (3.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (2.61%) npm
9 2 (1.74%) Algorithmia
9 2 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.74%) GitHub
10 1 (0.87%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.87%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.35%) SAN
1 5 (4.35%) SSL
2 4 (3.48%) Firewall
2 4 (3.48%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.61%) HTTP
3 3 (2.61%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (1.74%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.87%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.87%) Internet
5 1 (0.87%) LAN
5 1 (0.87%) Modbus
5 1 (0.87%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.87%) SSH
5 1 (0.87%) VPN
5 1 (0.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.17%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.43%) MySQL
3 10 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 9 (7.83%) Oracle Database
5 8 (6.96%) RDBMS
6 7 (6.09%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (3.48%) InterSystems Cache
9 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.87%) Big Data
10 1 (0.87%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.87%) DB2
10 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.87%) Informix
10 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.87%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 19 (16.52%) Git (software)
3 11 (9.57%) Artifactory
3 11 (9.57%) Maven
4 9 (7.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (7.83%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (4.35%) GitLab
5 5 (4.35%) Selenium
6 4 (3.48%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.48%) JIRA
6 4 (3.48%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.74%) Subversion
7 2 (1.74%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.87%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.87%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.87%) ERwin
8 1 (0.87%) GCC
8 1 (0.87%) PowerDesigner
8 1 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (11.30%) Finance
2 9 (7.83%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.96%) Banking
4 7 (6.09%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.09%) Public Sector
4 7 (6.09%) Retail
5 2 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.74%) Legal
5 2 (1.74%) Publishing
6 1 (0.87%) Law
6 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (21.74%) Developer
2 24 (20.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (13.91%) Python Developer
4 15 (13.04%) Architect
4 15 (13.04%) Software Engineer
5 10 (8.70%) Robotic Process Automation Architect
5 10 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (7.83%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (6.96%) Analyst
8 7 (6.09%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Senior DevOps
9 6 (5.22%) AWS Developer
9 6 (5.22%) Graduate
9 6 (5.22%) Graduate Analyst
9 6 (5.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Statistical Analyst
10 4 (3.48%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.48%) Software Developer
11 3 (2.61%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.39%) .NET
2 14 (12.17%) CSS
2 14 (12.17%) HTML
3 12 (10.43%) XML
4 10 (8.70%) ASP.NET
5 8 (6.96%) LAMP
5 8 (6.96%) Oracle Fusion
5 8 (6.96%) PySpark
5 8 (6.96%) REST
5 8 (6.96%) Web Services
6 7 (6.09%) Flask
6 7 (6.09%) Oracle ADF
7 6 (5.22%) SOAP
8 5 (4.35%) Middleware
9 4 (3.48%) Gherkin
9 4 (3.48%) Spring
10 3 (2.61%) J2EE
10 3 (2.61%) Node.js
10 3 (2.61%) pytest
10 3 (2.61%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.83%) Digital Media
2 9 (7.83%) Robotics
3 8 (6.96%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.87%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.87%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.87%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.87%) PKI
5 1 (0.87%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.87%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.22%) Linux
2 11 (9.57%) Windows
3 10 (8.70%) CentOS
4 9 (7.83%) Ubuntu
5 6 (5.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (5.22%) Unix
6 4 (3.48%) HPUX
7 2 (1.74%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.87%) Android
8 1 (0.87%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.87%) Debian
8 1 (0.87%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (33.91%) DevOps
2 35 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (29.57%) Infrastructure as Code
4 29 (25.22%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (20.87%) Microservices
6 22 (19.13%) SOA
7 20 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
8 18 (15.65%) Software Engineering
9 16 (13.91%) Collaborative Working
9 16 (13.91%) Infrastructure Automation
10 13 (11.30%) Test Automation
11 12 (10.43%) Statistics
12 11 (9.57%) Coaching
12 11 (9.57%) Data Science
12 11 (9.57%) Mentoring
13 10 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (7.83%) Artificial Intelligence
14 9 (7.83%) Project Management
14 9 (7.83%) Use Case
14 9 (7.83%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 35 (30.43%) PowerShell
2 31 (26.96%) SQL
3 28 (24.35%) Bash Shell
4 27 (23.48%) C#
4 27 (23.48%) Java
5 13 (11.30%) Perl
6 12 (10.43%) R
7 10 (8.70%) PHP
7 10 (8.70%) VB.NET
8 8 (6.96%) Shell Script
8 8 (6.96%) T-SQL
9 7 (6.09%) JavaScript
10 5 (4.35%) C
10 5 (4.35%) Korn
11 4 (3.48%) Groovy
12 3 (2.61%) C++
13 2 (1.74%) Embedded C
13 2 (1.74%) Scala
14 1 (0.87%) Ruby
14 1 (0.87%) Rust
Qualifications
1 18 (15.65%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.96%) Degree
3 7 (6.09%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (4.35%) AWS Certification
5 4 (3.48%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.61%) EC-Council LPT
6 3 (2.61%) GIAC
6 3 (2.61%) GPEN
7 2 (1.74%) CEPT
7 2 (1.74%) GXPN
8 1 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.87%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.87%) OSCP
8 1 (0.87%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.22%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.87%) GMP
3 1 (0.87%) MISRA
System Software
1 27 (23.48%) Docker
2 5 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.48%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.74%) Snort
Systems Management
1 28 (24.35%) Ansible
2 21 (18.26%) Puppet
3 19 (16.52%) Kubernetes
4 18 (15.65%) Terraform
5 9 (7.83%) Nagios
5 9 (7.83%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (6.96%) Grafana
7 2 (1.74%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.87%) Packer
Vendors
1 19 (16.52%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.43%) Oracle
2 12 (10.43%) Red Hat
3 11 (9.57%) IBM
4 10 (8.70%) Automation Anywhere
5 8 (6.96%) Blue Prism
5 8 (6.96%) Cloudera
5 8 (6.96%) UiPath
6 5 (4.35%) 3PAR
6 5 (4.35%) HP
6 5 (4.35%) VMware
7 4 (3.48%) Google
8 2 (1.74%) Splunk
9 1 (0.87%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.87%) Axiomatics
9 1 (0.87%) CyberArk
9 1 (0.87%) NetIQ
9 1 (0.87%) Remedy
9 1 (0.87%) Sun
9 1 (0.87%) Veracode