Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 21 52
Rank change year-on-year -4 +31 +43
Contract jobs citing Python 106 89 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.81% 7.63% 3.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.57% 20.14% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 63 22
Wales median daily rate £475 £475 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.17% +30.65%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £350
90th Percentile £614 £587 £648
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 - £20.50
UK median hourly rate £41.63 £40.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +4.55% -0.65%

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 681 442 479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 43.74% 37.87% 41.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 317 319
Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £308 £263 £210
90th Percentile £563 £538 £513
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 17
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £19.88 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +6.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.10 £10.86
90th Percentile £20.80 £37.90 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +4.17%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +8 91 £475 -2.56% 28
Mid Wales -5 8 - -
West Wales -3 2 £575 +9.52%
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 (41.51%) Java
1 44 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (38.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (34.91%) SQL
4 33 (31.13%) Git (software)
5 32 (30.19%) SQL Server
6 31 (29.25%) Security Cleared
6 31 (29.25%) Docker
7 30 (28.30%) DevOps
7 30 (28.30%) Jenkins
8 29 (27.36%) Amazon AWS
9 28 (26.42%) Test Automation
10 27 (25.47%) SC Cleared
11 24 (22.64%) PowerShell
12 22 (20.75%) Opscode Chef
13 20 (18.87%) Oracle
14 19 (17.92%) JavaScript
14 19 (17.92%) JIRA
15 18 (16.98%) Artifactory
15 18 (16.98%) Ruby
15 18 (16.98%) Ansible
16 17 (16.04%) Microsoft
16 17 (16.04%) Bash Shell
16 17 (16.04%) Confluence
16 17 (16.04%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (15.09%) PL/SQL
17 16 (15.09%) Spring
17 16 (15.09%) PostgreSQL
18 15 (14.15%) Maven
18 15 (14.15%) Perl

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 17 (16.04%) Confluence
2 9 (8.49%) Apache
2 9 (8.49%) WebSphere
3 8 (7.55%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (5.66%) Apache Spark
4 6 (5.66%) JBoss
4 6 (5.66%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.72%) Mule
5 5 (4.72%) SAS
5 5 (4.72%) WildFly
6 4 (3.77%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (3.77%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.89%) Gunicorn
8 2 (1.89%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.94%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.94%) FileNet
9 1 (0.94%) IIS
9 1 (0.94%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 41 (38.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (27.36%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.66%) GitHub
3 6 (5.66%) OpenShift
4 5 (4.72%) PaaS
5 3 (2.83%) IaaS
6 2 (1.89%) NuGet
6 2 (1.89%) Serverless
6 2 (1.89%) Slack
6 2 (1.89%) Trello
7 1 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.66%) HTTP
1 6 (5.66%) Internet
2 4 (3.77%) DNS
2 4 (3.77%) OpenVPN
2 4 (3.77%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.77%) VPN
3 3 (2.83%) AMQP
4 2 (1.89%) SSH
4 2 (1.89%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.94%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (30.19%) SQL Server
2 16 (15.09%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (14.15%) RDBMS
3 15 (14.15%) Relational Database
4 14 (13.21%) MySQL
5 11 (10.38%) Hadoop
6 10 (9.43%) Big Data
7 9 (8.49%) Apache Hive
8 4 (3.77%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.89%) Blockchain
9 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.89%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.94%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.94%) HBase
10 1 (0.94%) Impala
10 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (31.13%) Git (software)
2 30 (28.30%) Jenkins
3 19 (17.92%) JIRA
4 18 (16.98%) Artifactory
5 15 (14.15%) Maven
6 12 (11.32%) SonarQube
7 11 (10.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (8.49%) Selenium
9 8 (7.55%) JUnit
10 7 (6.60%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (5.66%) Bitbucket
12 5 (4.72%) Cucumber
13 4 (3.77%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (3.77%) Travis CI
14 3 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (2.83%) TeamCity
14 3 (2.83%) Vagrant
15 2 (1.89%) Ant
15 2 (1.89%) Liquibase
16 1 (0.94%) GitLab
General
1 9 (8.49%) Games
2 7 (6.60%) Finance
2 7 (6.60%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.83%) Marketing
4 1 (0.94%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.94%) Electronics
4 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (34.91%) Developer
2 21 (19.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (14.15%) Architect
4 14 (13.21%) Java Developer
5 13 (12.26%) Python Developer
6 10 (9.43%) Database Architect
7 9 (8.49%) Software Engineer
8 8 (7.55%) Games Developer
8 8 (7.55%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Senior DevOps
10 4 (3.77%) Azure Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Data Scientist
11 3 (2.83%) Cloud Architect
11 3 (2.83%) Designer
11 3 (2.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (2.83%) Java Engineer
11 3 (2.83%) Operations Engineer
11 3 (2.83%) Python Software Engineer
11 3 (2.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.09%) Spring
2 15 (14.15%) HTML
3 14 (13.21%) CSS
4 12 (11.32%) Spring Boot
5 11 (10.38%) AngularJS
6 10 (9.43%) Flask
6 10 (9.43%) HTML5
7 9 (8.49%) J2EE
7 9 (8.49%) SOAP
8 8 (7.55%) .NET
8 8 (7.55%) Hibernate
8 8 (7.55%) JMS
8 8 (7.55%) JSF
8 8 (7.55%) Node.js
8 8 (7.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 6 (5.66%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (5.66%) YAML
10 5 (4.72%) Middleware
11 4 (3.77%) React
11 4 (3.77%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.55%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (5.66%) Digital Media
3 6 (5.66%) User Experience
4 4 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.89%) Blog
5 2 (1.89%) Fintech
5 2 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle Exalogic
6 1 (0.94%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.15%) Linux
2 6 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (4.72%) Unix
4 4 (3.77%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.89%) AIX
5 2 (1.89%) Windows
6 1 (0.94%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (28.30%) DevOps
3 28 (26.42%) Test Automation
4 17 (16.04%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (13.21%) Configuration Management
6 13 (12.26%) Collaborative Working
6 13 (12.26%) Scrum
6 13 (12.26%) Visualisation
7 11 (10.38%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (10.38%) Data Visualisation
7 11 (10.38%) High Availability
7 11 (10.38%) Microservices
7 11 (10.38%) Software Engineering
8 10 (9.43%) Data Science
9 8 (7.55%) Mentoring
9 8 (7.55%) Time Management
10 7 (6.60%) Deployment Automation
10 7 (6.60%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (5.66%) Coaching
11 6 (5.66%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 44 (41.51%) Java
2 37 (34.91%) SQL
3 24 (22.64%) PowerShell
4 19 (17.92%) JavaScript
5 18 (16.98%) Ruby
6 17 (16.04%) Bash Shell
7 16 (15.09%) PL/SQL
8 15 (14.15%) C#
8 15 (14.15%) C++
8 15 (14.15%) Perl
9 14 (13.21%) Groovy
10 13 (12.26%) R
11 12 (11.32%) Scala
12 9 (8.49%) Java 8
13 5 (4.72%) Go
14 1 (0.94%) C
14 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (29.25%) Security Cleared
2 27 (25.47%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.38%) Degree
4 9 (8.49%) Postgraduate
5 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.89%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.89%) PhD
7 1 (0.94%) CEH
7 1 (0.94%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.94%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.32%) GDPR
2 11 (10.38%) Data Quality
3 4 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 31 (29.25%) Docker
2 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.89%) iptables
2 2 (1.89%) NFS
3 1 (0.94%) etcd
3 1 (0.94%) flannel
Systems Management
1 22 (20.75%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (16.98%) Ansible
3 14 (13.21%) Kubernetes
4 12 (11.32%) Puppet
5 7 (6.60%) Terraform
6 2 (1.89%) Kibana
6 2 (1.89%) logstash
6 2 (1.89%) Nagios
6 2 (1.89%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.94%) Nessus
7 1 (0.94%) Nmap
7 1 (0.94%) Oozie
7 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.94%) rkt
7 1 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 20 (18.87%) Oracle
2 17 (16.04%) Microsoft
3 13 (12.26%) Cloudera
4 12 (11.32%) Teradata
5 8 (7.55%) Red Hat
6 6 (5.66%) AppDynamics
6 6 (5.66%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.83%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.89%) Adobe
8 2 (1.89%) Google
8 2 (1.89%) New Relic
8 2 (1.89%) Remedy
8 2 (1.89%) Splunk
9 1 (0.94%) Qualys
9 1 (0.94%) SAP
9 1 (0.94%) ServiceNow