Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 39 80
Rank change year-on-year +20 +41 +4
Contract jobs citing Python 120 58 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.08% 4.40% 1.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.90% 11.84% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 48 11
Wales median daily rate £475 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.52% +35.48%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £413
90th Percentile £600 £592 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 - -
UK median hourly rate £41.77 £41.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year +1.87% +8.61% -2.58%

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 635 490 601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 42.76% 37.21% 49.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 359 392
Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.67% +6.43%
10th Percentile £298 £213 £210
90th Percentile £560 £525 £483
UK median daily rate £463 £444 £425
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.47% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 26
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £37.14 £18.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.19% +100.05% +6.07%
10th Percentile £17.92 £14.24 £11.18
90th Percentile £20.56 £77.50 £58.00
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +9.33% +7.14%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +14 108 £475 -5.00% 19
West Wales +20 5 £525 +5.00% 1
Mid Wales -4 3 - - 2
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 56 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (30.83%) Docker
3 36 (30.00%) Java
4 35 (29.17%) DevOps
5 31 (25.83%) Security Cleared
5 31 (25.83%) Amazon AWS
6 30 (25.00%) SQL
7 29 (24.17%) Jenkins
7 29 (24.17%) Git (software)
8 28 (23.33%) Cloudera
8 28 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 25 (20.83%) Ansible
10 24 (20.00%) Scala
10 24 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 24 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (19.17%) Test Automation
11 23 (19.17%) SQL Server
12 21 (17.50%) Ruby
12 21 (17.50%) PowerShell
13 19 (15.83%) Oracle
13 19 (15.83%) PySpark
14 18 (15.00%) Data Science
14 18 (15.00%) Cloud Foundry
15 17 (14.17%) R
15 17 (14.17%) Bash Shell
16 16 (13.33%) Perl
16 16 (13.33%) Microsoft
16 16 (13.33%) Software Engineering
16 16 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
16 16 (13.33%) Flask

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 18 (15.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 12 (10.00%) Apache Spark
3 11 (9.17%) Apache
4 10 (8.33%) Confluence
5 8 (6.67%) Jupyter
6 6 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (5.00%) JBoss
7 5 (4.17%) Tomcat
8 4 (3.33%) Mule
8 4 (3.33%) nginx
8 4 (3.33%) SAS
8 4 (3.33%) WildFly
9 2 (1.67%) Gunicorn
9 2 (1.67%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.83%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.83%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.83%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 31 (25.83%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (10.83%) GitHub
4 6 (5.00%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.67%) PaaS
5 2 (1.67%) Slack
5 2 (1.67%) Trello
6 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.83%) HTTP
2 6 (5.00%) Internet
3 5 (4.17%) VPN
4 4 (3.33%) OpenVPN
5 3 (2.50%) AMQP
5 3 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.67%) DHCP
6 2 (1.67%) SAN
6 2 (1.67%) VLAN
7 1 (0.83%) DNS
7 1 (0.83%) DSL
7 1 (0.83%) Firewall
7 1 (0.83%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 15 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 15 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 14 (11.67%) MySQL
5 5 (4.17%) Amazon Redshift
5 5 (4.17%) Apache Hive
5 5 (4.17%) Big Data
6 4 (3.33%) HBase
6 4 (3.33%) Impala
6 4 (3.33%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.50%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.67%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.67%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (24.17%) Git (software)
1 29 (24.17%) Jenkins
2 14 (11.67%) JIRA
3 12 (10.00%) Artifactory
4 11 (9.17%) Selenium
4 11 (9.17%) SonarQube
4 11 (9.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (8.33%) GitLab
6 9 (7.50%) Bitbucket
7 8 (6.67%) Cucumber
8 5 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (3.33%) Maven
9 4 (3.33%) Travis CI
10 3 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (2.50%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.67%) Liquibase
12 1 (0.83%) Gatling
12 1 (0.83%) JBehave
12 1 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.83%) webpack
General
1 6 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.17%) Games
3 3 (2.50%) Finance
3 3 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (0.83%) Electronics
4 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (35.83%) Developer
2 28 (23.33%) Python Developer
3 23 (19.17%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (12.50%) Architect
5 14 (11.67%) Software Engineer
6 10 (8.33%) Database Architect
7 9 (7.50%) Java Developer
8 8 (6.67%) Python Engineer
9 7 (5.83%) Python Software Engineer
10 6 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
11 5 (4.17%) Scala Software Engineer
11 5 (4.17%) Senior DevOps
12 4 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 3 (2.50%) Build Engineer
13 3 (2.50%) Data Scientist
13 3 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 3 (2.50%) Java Engineer
13 3 (2.50%) Java Software Engineer
13 3 (2.50%) Senior Architect
13 3 (2.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.83%) PySpark
2 16 (13.33%) Flask
3 13 (10.83%) REST
4 12 (10.00%) Play Framework
5 10 (8.33%) HTML
6 9 (7.50%) CSS
7 8 (6.67%) React
8 7 (5.83%) .NET
8 7 (5.83%) Django
9 6 (5.00%) Spring
9 6 (5.00%) YAML
10 5 (4.17%) Middleware
11 4 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (3.33%) HTML5
11 4 (3.33%) Node.js
12 3 (2.50%) Gherkin
12 3 (2.50%) JSON
12 3 (2.50%) Spring Boot
12 3 (2.50%) Spring Cloud
12 3 (2.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.83%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.17%) Digital Media
5 4 (3.33%) User Experience
6 2 (1.67%) Fintech
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle Exalogic
7 1 (0.83%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.67%) Linux
2 6 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (5.00%) Unix
3 4 (3.33%) CentOS
3 4 (3.33%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.67%) AIX
4 2 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (29.17%) DevOps
3 24 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (19.17%) Test Automation
5 18 (15.00%) Data Science
6 16 (13.33%) Microservices
6 16 (13.33%) Software Engineering
7 15 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (10.83%) Visualisation
9 12 (10.00%) High Availability
9 12 (10.00%) Scrum
9 12 (10.00%) Statistics
10 9 (7.50%) Configuration Management
10 9 (7.50%) Mentoring
11 8 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
11 8 (6.67%) Data Visualisation
11 8 (6.67%) Migration
11 8 (6.67%) User Stories
12 7 (5.83%) Integration Testing
12 7 (5.83%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (30.00%) Java
2 30 (25.00%) SQL
3 24 (20.00%) Scala
4 21 (17.50%) PowerShell
4 21 (17.50%) Ruby
5 17 (14.17%) Bash Shell
5 17 (14.17%) R
6 16 (13.33%) Perl
7 15 (12.50%) C++
7 15 (12.50%) PL/SQL
8 12 (10.00%) JavaScript
9 11 (9.17%) C#
10 7 (5.83%) Go
11 6 (5.00%) Groovy
12 3 (2.50%) Java 8
13 2 (1.67%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.83%) C
14 1 (0.83%) C-shell
14 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (25.83%) Security Cleared
2 24 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.50%) Degree
4 5 (4.17%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (3.33%) Postgraduate
6 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.67%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.83%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.83%) CEH
8 1 (0.83%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.83%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.83%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.00%) GDPR
2 11 (9.17%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 37 (30.83%) Docker
2 2 (1.67%) NFS
2 2 (1.67%) Postfix
3 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.83%) etcd
3 1 (0.83%) flannel
Systems Management
1 25 (20.83%) Ansible
2 11 (9.17%) Kubernetes
3 10 (8.33%) Puppet
3 10 (8.33%) Terraform
4 9 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (4.17%) Rundeck
6 4 (3.33%) Oozie
6 4 (3.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (1.67%) Kibana
7 2 (1.67%) logstash
7 2 (1.67%) Nagios
8 1 (0.83%) Nessus
8 1 (0.83%) Nmap
8 1 (0.83%) rkt
8 1 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 28 (23.33%) Cloudera
2 19 (15.83%) Oracle
3 16 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 12 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 12 (10.00%) Teradata
5 9 (7.50%) Atlassian
6 6 (5.00%) AppDynamics
7 4 (3.33%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.50%) Google
9 2 (1.67%) New Relic
9 2 (1.67%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.67%) Splunk
10 1 (0.83%) ESRI
10 1 (0.83%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.83%) Qualys
10 1 (0.83%) SAP