The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SaltStack products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaltStack over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within SaltStack.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SaltStack
Rank 383 413 -
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -
Contract jobs citing SaltStack 20 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.088% 0.017% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.037% -
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 0
Average daily rate
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£533 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £518 -
% change year-on-year
-29.95% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SaltStack
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10136 10906 9687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.54% 45.83% 46.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6883 7164 6077
Average daily rate £425 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 234 301
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

SaltStack
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SaltStack across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

SaltStack Jobs Demand Trend in London

SaltStack
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SaltStack across the London region.

SaltStack Daily Rate Trend in London

SaltStack
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaltStack across the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SaltStack Daily Rate Histogram in London

SaltStack
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaltStack within the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London - 7 £533 - 1
SaltStack
England

SaltStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing SaltStack also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SaltStack.

1 46 (85.19%) Puppet
2 43 (79.63%) Linux
3 41 (75.93%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (75.93%) DevOps
4 27 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 22 (40.74%) Ansible
6 21 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (35.19%) Open Source
8 18 (33.33%) Ruby
8 18 (33.33%) Web Services
8 18 (33.33%) Python
9 17 (31.48%) Amazon AWS
10 15 (27.78%) Jenkins
11 14 (25.93%) Vagrant
12 13 (24.07%) PHP
13 12 (22.22%) TCP/IP
13 12 (22.22%) Scrum
13 12 (22.22%) nginx
14 11 (20.37%) HTTP
14 11 (20.37%) SSL
14 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
15 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
16 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
16 9 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
17 7 (12.96%) Service Delivery
17 7 (12.96%) Back Office
17 7 (12.96%) Java
17 7 (12.96%) Git (software)
18 6 (11.11%) UNIX

SaltStack
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing SaltStack also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SaltStack. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (22.22%) nginx
2 4 (7.41%) Confluence
3 3 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (5.56%) JBoss
3 3 (5.56%) Apache
3 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.85%) Mule
4 1 (1.85%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 17 (31.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) IaaS
2 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 11 (20.37%) HTTP
2 11 (20.37%) SSL
3 3 (5.56%) Firewall
3 3 (5.56%) DNS
4 2 (3.70%) NAS
4 2 (3.70%) SAN
5 1 (1.85%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (7.41%) MySQL
2 4 (7.41%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 15 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 7 (12.96%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.41%) JIRA
4 3 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.70%) Subversion
6 1 (1.85%) Maven
6 1 (1.85%) JUnit
6 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.85%) Hudson
6 1 (1.85%) Gerrit
General
1 7 (12.96%) Back Office
2 4 (7.41%) Front Office
3 3 (5.56%) Marketing
3 3 (5.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.85%) International Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (35.19%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Consultant
3 7 (12.96%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Operations Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) DevOps Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) DevOps Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Administrator
6 2 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (3.70%) Network Specialist
6 2 (3.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.70%) Release Manager
7 1 (1.85%) Java Developer
7 1 (1.85%) Team Leader
7 1 (1.85%) Technical Manager
7 1 (1.85%) DevOps Architect
7 1 (1.85%) Technical Operations Manager
7 1 (1.85%) Technical Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (3.70%) Django
2 2 (3.70%) WebSockets
3 1 (1.85%) Backbone.js
3 1 (1.85%) JAX-RS
3 1 (1.85%) Ember.js
3 1 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.85%) Sensu
3 1 (1.85%) HTML
3 1 (1.85%) CSS
3 1 (1.85%) jQuery
3 1 (1.85%) RESTful
3 1 (1.85%) HTML5
3 1 (1.85%) Middleware
3 1 (1.85%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.85%) Spring
3 1 (1.85%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.19%) Open Source
2 2 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.70%) iSeries
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 43 (79.63%) Linux
2 6 (11.11%) UNIX
3 4 (7.41%) Ubuntu
4 3 (5.56%) CentOS
4 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.70%) Windows
5 2 (3.70%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (75.93%) DevOps
2 27 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 27 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (22.22%) Scrum
5 7 (12.96%) Service Delivery
6 4 (7.41%) Change Management
6 4 (7.41%) Web Development
7 3 (5.56%) OOP
7 3 (5.56%) OO
8 2 (3.70%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.70%) TDD
8 2 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.70%) Kanban
9 1 (1.85%) BDD
9 1 (1.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.85%) Low Latency
9 1 (1.85%) Use Case
9 1 (1.85%) Performance Testing
9 1 (1.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.33%) Python
1 18 (33.33%) Ruby
2 13 (24.07%) PHP
3 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.96%) Java
5 5 (9.26%) Bash Shell
5 5 (9.26%) Perl
6 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.70%) SQL
8 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) CCNA
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 46 (85.19%) Puppet
2 41 (75.93%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (40.74%) Ansible
4 14 (25.93%) Vagrant
5 6 (11.11%) Salt
6 2 (3.70%) yum
7 1 (1.85%) Kibana
7 1 (1.85%) Nagios
7 1 (1.85%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.85%) Pingdom
7 1 (1.85%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) Rackspace
2 3 (5.56%) Splunk
2 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.70%) 29West
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.85%) Informatica
4 1 (1.85%) New Relic
4 1 (1.85%) PagerDuty