The table below looks at the statistics for GitHub skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GitHub over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GitHub
Rank 334 430 505
Rank change year-on-year
+96 +75
Contract jobs citing GitHub 357 213 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.38% 0.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.45% 7.42% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 150 88
Median daily rate £460 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £300 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.60% +10.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
4790 2869 1904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.62% 5.14% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3290 1814 1216
Median daily rate £450 £413 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £274 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 97 35
Median hourly rate £22.50 £26.66 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.59% +64.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £15.00 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

GitHub
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing GitHub as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

GitHub Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GitHub
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GitHub within the UK.

GitHub Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GitHub
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GitHub within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

GitHub Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GitHub
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GitHub within the UK.

GitHub Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GitHub
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GitHub within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +92 355 £460 +22.66% 105
London +83 257 £475 +26.66% 51
Yorkshire +36 37 £538 +95.45% 6
South East -13 17 £413 +10.00% 10
Croydon +7 16 £420 +8.38%
Sheffield - 15 £463 -
South Yorkshire - 15 £463 -
South West +4 14 £369 -26.25% 7
North West -2 14 £500 +25.00% 6
City of London +18 12 £475 +58.33% 8
West Yorkshire +11 12 £500 +42.85% 4
Leeds +5 12 £500 +42.85% 3
Manchester - 11 £500 - 3
Surrey +1 9 £413 +22.22% 4
East of England +8 8 £310 -22.50% 11
Guildford +8 7 £413 +50.00% 1
West Midlands -7 7 £438 +22.80% 7
Hertfordshire +11 6 £310 -34.73% 1
Coventry +4 6 £438 +25.00% 1
Dorset - 6 £425 - 3
Bournemouth - 5 £431 - 1
Bristol +5 4 £363 - 2
Westminster - 4 £475 -
Wiltshire - 3 £325 - 1
Oxfordshire +13 2 £450 - 1
Hampshire +3 2 £378 -11.17% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £475 -
Liverpool - 2 - - 1
Feltham - 2 £421 -
Welwyn - 2 - -

GitHub
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GitHub also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GitHub.

1 333 (50.68%) Git (software)
2 328 (49.92%) Agile Software Development
3 292 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 249 (37.90%) DevOps
5 238 (36.23%) TDD
6 219 (33.33%) Java
7 215 (32.72%) HTML
8 214 (32.57%) Linux
9 208 (31.66%) Jenkins
10 193 (29.38%) Docker
10 193 (29.38%) Open Source
11 181 (27.55%) Amazon AWS
12 179 (27.25%) CSS
13 174 (26.48%) Scrum
14 165 (25.11%) Continuous Integration
15 164 (24.96%) SQL
16 161 (24.51%) Ansible
17 153 (23.29%) Node.js
18 149 (22.68%) Puppet
19 147 (22.37%) Ruby
20 144 (21.92%) Configuration Management
21 140 (21.31%) HTML5
22 137 (20.85%) BDD
23 134 (20.40%) Web Services
24 125 (19.03%) NoSQL
25 120 (18.26%) Python
26 119 (18.11%) AngularJS
27 109 (16.59%) RESTful
28 101 (15.37%) Opscode Chef
29 95 (14.46%) nginx

GitHub
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 153 (23.29%) Node.js
2 95 (14.46%) nginx
3 43 (6.54%) Elasticsearch
4 37 (5.63%) Apache
5 36 (5.48%) CMS
5 36 (5.48%) Tomcat
6 23 (3.50%) Confluence
7 18 (2.74%) Apache Solr
8 13 (1.98%) Mule
9 11 (1.67%) JBoss
10 10 (1.52%) Apache Spark
10 10 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
10 10 (1.52%) WordPress
11 9 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 9 (1.37%) OpenStack
12 8 (1.22%) IIS
12 8 (1.22%) Mule ESB
12 8 (1.22%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.91%) Drupal
14 5 (0.76%) Jetty
Applications
1 13 (1.98%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.61%) Fireworks
2 4 (0.61%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.46%) MS Office
3 3 (0.46%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (3.50%) Magento
2 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 181 (27.55%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (7.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (1.67%) Amazon S3
5 9 (1.37%) Amazon Kinesis
6 8 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (1.22%) Heroku
7 7 (1.07%) CloudFront
8 6 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.91%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.61%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.61%) MailChimp
10 3 (0.46%) AWS OpsWorks
10 3 (0.46%) SaaS
10 3 (0.46%) Trello
10 3 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.30%) Force.com
11 2 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (7.00%) HTTP
2 15 (2.28%) Internet
3 8 (1.22%) Firewall
4 6 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (0.76%) DMZ
5 5 (0.76%) VPN
6 4 (0.61%) FTP
6 4 (0.61%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.46%) DNS
7 3 (0.46%) DVB
7 3 (0.46%) Intranet
7 3 (0.46%) LDAP
8 2 (0.30%) BGP
8 2 (0.30%) InfiniBand
8 2 (0.30%) LAN
8 2 (0.30%) OpenVPN
8 2 (0.30%) SSH
8 2 (0.30%) VoIP
8 2 (0.30%) WAN
8 2 (0.30%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (19.03%) NoSQL
2 89 (13.55%) MongoDB
3 82 (12.48%) MySQL
4 55 (8.37%) PostgreSQL
5 46 (7.00%) Relational Database
6 34 (5.18%) Big Data
7 33 (5.02%) SQL Server
8 18 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (2.28%) Redis
10 13 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (1.37%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.76%) InfluxDB
12 5 (0.76%) Neo4j
12 5 (0.76%) SQLite
13 4 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.46%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 333 (50.68%) Git (software)
2 208 (31.66%) Jenkins
3 88 (13.39%) JIRA
4 85 (12.94%) Artifactory
4 85 (12.94%) GitLab
5 74 (11.26%) Cucumber
6 63 (9.59%) Maven
7 54 (8.22%) Subversion
8 44 (6.70%) Selenium
9 43 (6.54%) Sonatype Nexus
10 38 (5.78%) TeamCity
11 33 (5.02%) JUnit
12 32 (4.87%) gulp
12 32 (4.87%) Jasmine
13 31 (4.72%) Gradle
14 27 (4.11%) Grunt
15 26 (3.96%) Travis CI
16 24 (3.65%) Capybara
16 24 (3.65%) Mercurial
16 24 (3.65%) RSpec
General
1 51 (7.76%) Finance
2 31 (4.72%) Banking
3 17 (2.59%) Publishing
3 17 (2.59%) Retail
4 11 (1.67%) Marketing
5 6 (0.91%) Games
6 5 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.61%) Advertising
8 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.30%) Electronics
10 1 (0.15%) Back Office
10 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 368 (56.01%) Developer
2 129 (19.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 97 (14.76%) Java Developer
4 86 (13.09%) JavaScript Developer
5 65 (9.89%) Senior Developer
6 50 (7.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 40 (6.09%) Scala Developer
8 38 (5.78%) Angular Developer
9 35 (5.33%) Consultant
10 34 (5.18%) Senior Java Developer
11 32 (4.87%) DevOps Consultant
12 30 (4.57%) .NET Developer
13 29 (4.41%) C# Developer
13 29 (4.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 28 (4.26%) Agile Developer
14 28 (4.26%) HTML Developer
15 26 (3.96%) HTML CSS Developer
15 26 (3.96%) Node.js Developer
15 26 (3.96%) Web Developer
16 25 (3.81%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (32.72%) HTML
2 179 (27.25%) CSS
3 140 (21.31%) HTML5
4 134 (20.40%) Web Services
5 119 (18.11%) AngularJS
6 109 (16.59%) RESTful
7 85 (12.94%) CSS3
8 77 (11.72%) .NET
9 70 (10.65%) Sensu
10 69 (10.50%) Spring
11 63 (9.59%) Sass
12 61 (9.28%) jQuery
13 49 (7.46%) Hibernate
14 41 (6.24%) REST
15 37 (5.63%) ASP.NET
15 37 (5.63%) React
16 35 (5.33%) Backbone.js
16 35 (5.33%) JSON
16 35 (5.33%) XML
17 32 (4.87%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.63%) User Experience
2 32 (4.87%) Blog
3 28 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
4 27 (4.11%) Visualisation
5 22 (3.35%) Mobile App
6 17 (2.59%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.44%) iPad
8 13 (1.98%) iPhone
9 12 (1.83%) Social Media
10 11 (1.67%) Fintech
11 10 (1.52%) Data Centre
12 9 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (1.37%) Clustering
13 8 (1.22%) Inversion of Control
14 6 (0.91%) IPTV
14 6 (0.91%) STB
15 5 (0.76%) Data Structures
15 5 (0.76%) Streaming Video
15 5 (0.76%) Video on Demand
15 5 (0.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 214 (32.57%) Linux
2 70 (10.65%) CoreOS
3 62 (9.44%) Unix
4 42 (6.39%) Windows
5 38 (5.78%) Android
6 34 (5.18%) Apple iOS
7 22 (3.35%) Ubuntu
8 20 (3.04%) CentOS
9 17 (2.59%) Mac OS X
10 15 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.76%) SUSE
12 4 (0.61%) Windows Server
13 3 (0.46%) VMS
13 3 (0.46%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (49.92%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (37.90%) DevOps
3 238 (36.23%) TDD
4 193 (29.38%) Open Source
5 174 (26.48%) Scrum
6 165 (25.11%) Continuous Integration
7 144 (21.92%) Configuration Management
8 137 (20.85%) BDD
9 87 (13.24%) OO
10 84 (12.79%) Web Development
11 74 (11.26%) MVC
12 71 (10.81%) Continuous Delivery
13 64 (9.74%) Security Hardening
14 57 (8.68%) Pair Programming
15 56 (8.52%) E-Commerce
16 46 (7.00%) Kanban
17 45 (6.85%) Front End Development
18 42 (6.39%) Automated Testing
19 41 (6.24%) SOA
20 40 (6.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 292 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 219 (33.33%) Java
3 164 (24.96%) SQL
4 147 (22.37%) Ruby
5 120 (18.26%) Python
6 72 (10.96%) Go
7 71 (10.81%) Scala
8 61 (9.28%) PHP
9 50 (7.61%) Bash Shell
10 46 (7.00%) Groovy
11 45 (6.85%) C#
12 33 (5.02%) Perl
13 28 (4.26%) PowerShell
14 27 (4.11%) C++
15 25 (3.81%) C
16 24 (3.65%) Clojure
17 10 (1.52%) T-SQL
18 8 (1.22%) ES6
18 8 (1.22%) Objective-C
19 7 (1.07%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 87 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 67 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 19 (2.89%) Degree
4 16 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
4 16 (2.44%) DV Cleared
5 14 (2.13%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.30%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.30%) PhD
7 1 (0.15%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.15%) MCSA
7 1 (0.15%) MCSE
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.70%) QA
2 3 (0.46%) WCAG
3 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.15%) SDET
4 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 193 (29.38%) Docker
2 70 (10.65%) Ceph
2 70 (10.65%) GlusterFS
3 17 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.52%) vCloud
5 9 (1.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.46%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.46%) vSphere
7 2 (0.30%) XenApp
8 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.15%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.15%) Squid
8 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 161 (24.51%) Ansible
2 149 (22.68%) Puppet
3 101 (15.37%) Opscode Chef
4 86 (13.09%) logstash
5 84 (12.79%) Kubernetes
6 77 (11.72%) HAProxy
7 71 (10.81%) Graphite
8 27 (4.11%) Kibana
9 19 (2.89%) Salt
10 10 (1.52%) Grafana
10 10 (1.52%) Uchiwa
11 8 (1.22%) Rundeck
12 7 (1.07%) Mesos
13 6 (0.91%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.76%) Terraform
15 4 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
16 3 (0.46%) Capistrano
16 3 (0.46%) Nagios
16 3 (0.46%) Oozie
17 2 (0.30%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 43 (6.54%) VMware
2 36 (5.48%) Google
3 30 (4.57%) Adobe
4 26 (3.96%) Microsoft
5 18 (2.74%) Red Hat
6 14 (2.13%) AppDynamics
6 14 (2.13%) Sonatype
7 13 (1.98%) Sitecore
8 12 (1.83%) Zend
9 11 (1.67%) Atlassian
9 11 (1.67%) Oracle
10 10 (1.52%) Mercator
11 8 (1.22%) Apple
11 8 (1.22%) New Relic
11 8 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.07%) Black Duck
12 7 (1.07%) Twitter
12 7 (1.07%) Veracode
13 6 (0.91%) MuleSoft
13 6 (0.91%) SOASTA, Inc
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