Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 33 33
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +67
Contract jobs citing Python 89 74 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.28% 5.62% 5.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.77% 13.81% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 53 55
Wales median daily rate £465 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.03% -5.00% +37.93%
10th Percentile £338 £344 £359
90th Percentile £586 £588 £556
UK median daily rate £525 £520 £475
% change year-on-year +0.96% +9.47% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Wales median hourly rate £23.49 - £20.50
10th Percentile £19.68 - £19.25
90th Percentile £32.30 - £21.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.58% -4.38%

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 756 536 627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 44.84% 40.73% 45.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 351 439
Wales median daily rate £425 £398 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.92% -5.92% +20.71%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £275
90th Percentile £575 £560 £561
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 15 17
Wales median hourly rate £22.01 £47.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.67% -13.64% +124.49%
10th Percentile £12.25 £16.75 £18.18
90th Percentile £35.25 £77.50 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.48% - +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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +17 76 £456 +4.16% 24
Mid Wales - 6 - - 1
West Wales -20 4 £530 +0.95% 4
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 45 (50.56%) Java
2 35 (39.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (31.46%) Git (software)
4 24 (26.97%) SQL
5 21 (23.60%) Maven
5 21 (23.60%) Security Cleared
5 21 (23.60%) Jenkins
6 20 (22.47%) Test Automation
7 19 (21.35%) Linux
8 18 (20.22%) SOAP
8 18 (20.22%) SQL Server
8 18 (20.22%) Spring
8 18 (20.22%) DevOps
9 17 (19.10%) JIRA
9 17 (19.10%) Data Science
10 16 (17.98%) Spring Boot
10 16 (17.98%) Artifactory
10 16 (17.98%) Ansible
10 16 (17.98%) SC Cleared
10 16 (17.98%) R
11 15 (16.85%) Confluence
11 15 (16.85%) Amazon AWS
11 15 (16.85%) Hadoop
11 15 (16.85%) Opscode Chef
12 14 (15.73%) Big Data
13 13 (14.61%) AngularJS
13 13 (14.61%) Docker
13 13 (14.61%) Scala
13 13 (14.61%) Configuration Management

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 15 (16.85%) Confluence
2 12 (13.48%) Apache Spark
3 11 (12.36%) WebSphere
4 10 (11.24%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (7.87%) JBoss
6 3 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (3.37%) SAS
6 3 (3.37%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.37%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.25%) Jupyter
7 2 (2.25%) Mule
7 2 (2.25%) nginx
7 2 (2.25%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.25%) WildFly
8 1 (1.12%) Apache
8 1 (1.12%) FileNet
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (39.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (16.85%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.87%) GitHub
3 7 (7.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (6.74%) Slack
4 6 (6.74%) Trello
5 5 (5.62%) IaaS
6 4 (4.49%) PaaS
6 4 (4.49%) Serverless
7 2 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.25%) NuGet
8 1 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.12%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.74%) HTTP
2 5 (5.62%) DNS
2 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.37%) SSH
3 3 (3.37%) tcpdump
4 2 (2.25%) Firewall
4 2 (2.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.22%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.85%) Hadoop
3 14 (15.73%) Big Data
4 8 (8.99%) Apache Hive
4 8 (8.99%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.37%) Apache Accumulo
5 3 (3.37%) Blockchain
5 3 (3.37%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (3.37%) MySQL
6 2 (2.25%) Impala
6 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.25%) Parquet
6 2 (2.25%) Redis
7 1 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.12%) OLAP
7 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (31.46%) Git (software)
2 21 (23.60%) Jenkins
2 21 (23.60%) Maven
3 17 (19.10%) JIRA
4 16 (17.98%) Artifactory
5 10 (11.24%) JUnit
5 10 (11.24%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (8.99%) Ant
7 6 (6.74%) Subversion
8 5 (5.62%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (4.49%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.37%) Vagrant
11 2 (2.25%) ER Studio
11 2 (2.25%) ERwin
11 2 (2.25%) PowerDesigner
11 2 (2.25%) Selenium
11 2 (2.25%) SonarQube
12 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
12 1 (1.12%) Gradle
General
1 6 (6.74%) Finance
1 6 (6.74%) Games
2 4 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.25%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 33 (37.08%) Developer
2 21 (23.60%) Java Developer
3 15 (16.85%) Architect
4 9 (10.11%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 8 (8.99%) Analyst
5 8 (8.99%) Data Architect
5 8 (8.99%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Data Scientist
6 6 (6.74%) Games Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Data Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Big Data Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Python Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Build Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Consultant
9 3 (3.37%) Data Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Hadoop Engineer
10 2 (2.25%) Hadoop Architect
10 2 (2.25%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.22%) SOAP
1 18 (20.22%) Spring
2 16 (17.98%) Spring Boot
3 13 (14.61%) AngularJS
4 11 (12.36%) Hibernate
4 11 (12.36%) HTML
4 11 (12.36%) J2EE
4 11 (12.36%) Node.js
5 10 (11.24%) CSS
5 10 (11.24%) JMS
5 10 (11.24%) JSF
6 9 (10.11%) HTML5
6 9 (10.11%) XML
7 8 (8.99%) JSON
8 6 (6.74%) PySpark
8 6 (6.74%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 6 (6.74%) WSDL
9 5 (5.62%) .NET
10 4 (4.49%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (4.49%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.37%) Blog
3 3 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.37%) User Experience
3 3 (3.37%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.25%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.25%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.12%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.35%) Linux
2 10 (11.24%) Unix
3 4 (4.49%) Windows
4 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.47%) Test Automation
3 18 (20.22%) DevOps
4 17 (19.10%) Data Science
5 13 (14.61%) Configuration Management
6 11 (12.36%) Artificial Intelligence
6 11 (12.36%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (11.24%) Collaborative Working
7 10 (11.24%) Machine Learning
7 10 (11.24%) Microservices
7 10 (11.24%) Visualisation
8 8 (8.99%) Analytics
8 8 (8.99%) Scrum
9 7 (7.87%) Data Management
9 7 (7.87%) Data Modelling
9 7 (7.87%) Data Visualisation
9 7 (7.87%) SOA
9 7 (7.87%) Statistics
10 6 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.74%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (50.56%) Java
2 24 (26.97%) SQL
3 16 (17.98%) R
4 13 (14.61%) Scala
5 11 (12.36%) Java 8
6 10 (11.24%) C#
6 10 (11.24%) Groovy
6 10 (11.24%) JavaScript
7 9 (10.11%) Bash Shell
8 8 (8.99%) PowerShell
9 6 (6.74%) Ruby
10 3 (3.37%) Perl
11 2 (2.25%) Go
11 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.12%) C
12 1 (1.12%) C++
12 1 (1.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (1.12%) PHP
12 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (23.60%) Security Cleared
2 16 (17.98%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.87%) Degree
4 6 (6.74%) Postgraduate
5 2 (2.25%) PhD
6 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) QA
2 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.12%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (14.61%) Docker
2 6 (6.74%) Postfix
3 3 (3.37%) iptables
3 3 (3.37%) NFS
4 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (17.98%) Ansible
2 15 (16.85%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (8.99%) Kubernetes
4 7 (7.87%) Rundeck
5 6 (6.74%) Puppet
6 5 (5.62%) Terraform
7 2 (2.25%) Mesos
Vendors
1 10 (11.24%) Cloudera
2 9 (10.11%) Google
3 8 (8.99%) Oracle
4 5 (5.62%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.37%) Adobe
5 3 (3.37%) Alibaba
5 3 (3.37%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.25%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.25%) Hortonworks
6 2 (2.25%) Remedy
7 1 (1.12%) PlateSpin
7 1 (1.12%) Teradata
7 1 (1.12%) VMware