Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 45 95
Rank change year-on-year +16 +50 -6
Contract jobs citing Python 74 67 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.24% 4.78% 1.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.12% 11.30% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 37 15
Wales median daily rate £450 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +33.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £344 £302 £311
90th Percentile £588 £590 £465
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Wales median hourly rate - £20.50 -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% - +22.83%

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 459 593 813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 38.70% 42.33% 49.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 399 591
Wales median daily rate £375 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.86% -
10th Percentile £252 £263 £225
90th Percentile £538 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 24
Wales median hourly rate £18.75 £55.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.91% +168.29% -1.68%
10th Percentile £14.29 £17.83 £13.00
90th Percentile £39.20 £77.50 £56.16
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +21.95%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -11 29 £413 -17.50% 9
West Wales +25 28 £525 - 4
North Wales -1 8 £375 -6.25% 2
Mid Wales - 1 £401 -
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Python.

1 50 (67.57%) Java
2 49 (66.22%) SQL
3 45 (60.81%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (55.41%) NoSQL
5 40 (54.05%) Amazon AWS
6 39 (52.70%) HTML
6 39 (52.70%) Web Services
7 38 (51.35%) JavaScript
8 37 (50.00%) Node.js
9 36 (48.65%) CSS
9 36 (48.65%) RESTful
9 36 (48.65%) Open Source
10 35 (47.30%) PaaS
10 35 (47.30%) Git (software)
10 35 (47.30%) Dropwizard
10 35 (47.30%) Serverless
11 34 (45.95%) CQRS
12 19 (25.68%) Security Cleared
13 14 (18.92%) SC Cleared
14 11 (14.86%) Software Engineering
14 11 (14.86%) R
15 10 (13.51%) BPSS Clearance
16 9 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
17 8 (10.81%) Data Modelling
17 8 (10.81%) Relational Database
18 7 (9.46%) Linux
18 7 (9.46%) Telecoms
19 6 (8.11%) Scala
19 6 (8.11%) Hadoop
19 6 (8.11%) Visualisation

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 3 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (4.05%) SAS
2 2 (2.70%) Apache
3 1 (1.35%) Amazon Alexa
3 1 (1.35%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 40 (54.05%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (47.30%) PaaS
2 35 (47.30%) Serverless
3 1 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) DHCP
1 3 (4.05%) SAN
1 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (55.41%) NoSQL
2 8 (10.81%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.11%) Hadoop
4 5 (6.76%) Big Data
5 3 (4.05%) HBase
5 3 (4.05%) MS Access
5 3 (4.05%) MySQL
5 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.05%) Power BI
5 3 (4.05%) PowerPivot
5 3 (4.05%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.35%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 35 (47.30%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.76%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.05%) Ant
3 3 (4.05%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.05%) Maven
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (4.05%) Toad
4 1 (1.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.35%) Hudson
4 1 (1.35%) Selenium
4 1 (1.35%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.35%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (9.46%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.05%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.70%) Electronics
3 2 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 55 (74.32%) Developer
2 28 (37.84%) Java Developer
3 16 (21.62%) Python Developer
4 5 (6.76%) Analyst
4 5 (6.76%) Data Analyst
5 4 (5.41%) Architect
5 4 (5.41%) AWS Developer
5 4 (5.41%) Data Architect
6 3 (4.05%) Cloud Developer
6 3 (4.05%) Java Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 3 (4.05%) Software Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (2.70%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Unix Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Unix Support
7 2 (2.70%) Unix Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (52.70%) HTML
1 39 (52.70%) Web Services
2 37 (50.00%) Node.js
3 36 (48.65%) CSS
3 36 (48.65%) RESTful
4 35 (47.30%) Dropwizard
5 6 (8.11%) Flask
6 3 (4.05%) Kafka
6 3 (4.05%) LAMP
7 2 (2.70%) Django
7 2 (2.70%) HTML5
7 2 (2.70%) jQuery
8 1 (1.35%) Natural Language Processing
8 1 (1.35%) PySpark
8 1 (1.35%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
1 2 (2.70%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.46%) Linux
2 4 (5.41%) Unix
3 3 (4.05%) CentOS
3 3 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (60.81%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (48.65%) Open Source
3 34 (45.95%) CQRS
4 11 (14.86%) Software Engineering
5 9 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (10.81%) Data Modelling
7 6 (8.11%) Data Visualisation
7 6 (8.11%) Visualisation
8 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.41%) Data Analysis
9 4 (5.41%) Data Cleansing
9 4 (5.41%) Data Governance
9 4 (5.41%) Migration
9 4 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (5.41%) Test Automation
10 3 (4.05%) Data Transformation
10 3 (4.05%) Gantt Chart
10 3 (4.05%) Metadata Management
10 3 (4.05%) Microservices
10 3 (4.05%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 50 (67.57%) Java
2 49 (66.22%) SQL
3 38 (51.35%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.86%) R
5 6 (8.11%) Scala
6 4 (5.41%) VBA
7 3 (4.05%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.05%) Perl
7 3 (4.05%) PHP
7 3 (4.05%) Ruby
8 1 (1.35%) Go
Qualifications
1 19 (25.68%) Security Cleared
2 14 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.51%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.70%) Degree
5 1 (1.35%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) iptables
1 3 (4.05%) NFS
1 3 (4.05%) Postfix
1 3 (4.05%) Sendmail
2 2 (2.70%) Docker
2 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.35%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Puppet
2 2 (2.70%) Ansible
3 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (8.11%) Cloudera
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle
2 3 (4.05%) Red Hat
2 3 (4.05%) SolarWinds
3 2 (2.70%) SAP
3 2 (2.70%) VMware
4 1 (1.35%) Twitter