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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GitHub
Rank 250 349 495
Rank change year-on-year
+99 +146
Contract jobs citing GitHub 472 330 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 0.60% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.85% 8.62% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 252 111
Median daily rate £471 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.10% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £27.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.72% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £27.75 -
% change year-on-year
+29.72% -

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
6015 3827 2673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.16% 6.91% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4112 2633 1790
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.14% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 58 59
Median hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £21.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £70.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +52.77%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +94 467 £475 +5.55% 105
London +39 300 £475 +5.55% 48
South East +41 54 £475 +22.58% 11
Yorkshire +53 48 £425 +19.15% 8
City of London +28 47 £475 +11.76% 7
South Yorkshire - 30 £425 - 3
Sheffield - 28 £425 - 3
Oxfordshire +11 26 £550 +10.00% 2
Oxford +6 20 £550 +10.00% 2
Leeds +28 18 £350 -26.31% 3
West Yorkshire +21 18 £350 -26.31% 3
South West +26 17 £425 +21.42% 8
Berkshire +19 15 £320 -29.19%
West Midlands 0 14 £363 +36.79% 8
East of England +17 13 £260 -40.60% 6
North West -2 12 £438 +16.66% 12
Manchester 0 9 £425 +13.33% 6
Westminster - 9 £475 -
Slough +14 8 £319 -15.56%
Essex - 8 £260 - 1
Hampshire +30 7 £475 +4.10% 3
Bristol +12 7 £363 +3.57% 1
Warwickshire +3 6 £400 - 2
Glasgow +16 5 £345 +25.45%
Scotland +16 5 £345 +25.45% 1
Reading +4 5 £438 -16.66%
Wiltshire - 5 £450 - 2
East Midlands -4 4 - - 1
Brighton -2 3 £438 +68.26% 1
East Sussex -2 3 £438 +68.26% 1

GitHub
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 539 (57.22%) Agile Software Development
2 429 (45.54%) Jenkins
3 399 (42.36%) JavaScript
4 397 (42.14%) Git (software)
5 360 (38.22%) Java
6 359 (38.11%) DevOps
7 300 (31.85%) Amazon AWS
8 260 (27.60%) HTML
9 259 (27.49%) Linux
10 252 (26.75%) TDD
11 248 (26.33%) Scrum
12 239 (25.37%) Continuous Integration
13 219 (23.25%) CSS
14 204 (21.66%) SQL
15 197 (20.91%) Docker
16 195 (20.70%) JIRA
17 193 (20.49%) AngularJS
18 192 (20.38%) Ruby
19 191 (20.28%) Node.js
20 188 (19.96%) Puppet
21 170 (18.05%) Open Source
22 161 (17.09%) Ansible
22 161 (17.09%) Python
23 158 (16.77%) Spring
24 157 (16.67%) BDD
25 156 (16.56%) JSON
26 155 (16.45%) Scala
27 144 (15.29%) MongoDB
28 143 (15.18%) Microsoft Azure
29 142 (15.07%) RESTful

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
1 113 (12.00%) Confluence
2 89 (9.45%) Elasticsearch
3 79 (8.39%) Tomcat
4 74 (7.86%) Cloud Foundry
5 52 (5.52%) Apache
6 41 (4.35%) nginx
7 40 (4.25%) OpenStack
8 34 (3.61%) Apache Spark
9 28 (2.97%) WebSphere
10 27 (2.87%) JBoss
11 15 (1.59%) Alfresco
11 15 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
12 14 (1.49%) CMS
12 14 (1.49%) WebSphere Process Server
13 12 (1.27%) Drupal
13 12 (1.27%) Mule
14 11 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 10 (1.06%) WordPress
16 9 (0.96%) IIS
16 9 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (1.17%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.96%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.74%) PaintShop Pro
4 6 (0.64%) SketchUp
5 4 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.53%) Magento
2 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 300 (31.85%) Amazon AWS
2 143 (15.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (5.52%) PaaS
4 39 (4.14%) Cloud Computing
5 38 (4.03%) IaaS
6 36 (3.82%) OpenShift
7 34 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
8 29 (3.08%) CloudBees
8 29 (3.08%) Heroku
9 25 (2.65%) Amazon S3
10 13 (1.38%) Google Analytics
10 13 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (1.17%) Trello
12 10 (1.06%) Slack
13 9 (0.96%) SaaS
14 7 (0.74%) Office 365
15 6 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
16 4 (0.42%) Google Play
17 3 (0.32%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 62 (6.58%) HTTP
2 40 (4.25%) SSL
3 33 (3.50%) TCP/IP
4 22 (2.34%) Firewall
5 13 (1.38%) Kerberos
5 13 (1.38%) LDAP
6 10 (1.06%) Reverse Proxy
7 9 (0.96%) VPN
8 7 (0.74%) DVB
9 6 (0.64%) DMZ
9 6 (0.64%) Skype
10 5 (0.53%) Internet
11 4 (0.42%) Network Security
12 3 (0.32%) DNS
12 3 (0.32%) Intranet
12 3 (0.32%) VoIP
13 2 (0.21%) iSCSI
13 2 (0.21%) OpenVPN
13 2 (0.21%) Wireshark
14 1 (0.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (15.29%) MongoDB
2 114 (12.10%) NoSQL
3 95 (10.08%) PostgreSQL
4 65 (6.90%) SQL Server
5 62 (6.58%) Hadoop
6 61 (6.48%) MySQL
7 55 (5.84%) Big Data
8 41 (4.35%) Couchbase
8 41 (4.35%) Redis
9 32 (3.40%) Apache Hive
10 27 (2.87%) Relational Database
11 26 (2.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 15 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (0.85%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.74%) HBase
15 7 (0.74%) Oracle Database
16 6 (0.64%) OLTP
16 6 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 429 (45.54%) Jenkins
2 397 (42.14%) Git (software)
3 195 (20.70%) JIRA
4 139 (14.76%) Maven
5 128 (13.59%) Cucumber
6 101 (10.72%) Selenium
7 89 (9.45%) JUnit
8 85 (9.02%) Vagrant
9 76 (8.07%) Subversion
10 63 (6.69%) Bitbucket
10 63 (6.69%) Sonatype Nexus
11 61 (6.48%) TeamCity
12 57 (6.05%) Mockito
13 55 (5.84%) SonarQube
14 46 (4.88%) Grunt
14 46 (4.88%) WebDriver
15 42 (4.46%) Mercurial
16 37 (3.93%) Spock
17 34 (3.61%) Jasmine
18 33 (3.50%) Gradle
General
1 92 (9.77%) Finance
2 61 (6.48%) Banking
3 33 (3.50%) Publishing
4 24 (2.55%) Games
4 24 (2.55%) Marketing
5 20 (2.12%) Retail
6 18 (1.91%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.06%) Legal
9 7 (0.74%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.64%) Advertising
11 3 (0.32%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.21%) Electronics
12 2 (0.21%) Front Office
12 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Finnish Language
Job Titles
1 489 (51.91%) Developer
2 168 (17.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 138 (14.65%) Java Developer
4 98 (10.40%) Senior Developer
5 63 (6.69%) JavaScript Developer
6 61 (6.48%) AWS Engineer
7 57 (6.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 48 (5.10%) AWS DevOps
9 44 (4.67%) Senior Java Developer
10 42 (4.46%) Software Developer
11 41 (4.35%) Scala Developer
12 39 (4.14%) Architect
13 37 (3.93%) Web Developer
14 35 (3.72%) Consultant
14 35 (3.72%) Java Scala Developer
15 34 (3.61%) Senior DevOps
16 33 (3.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 33 (3.50%) Senior Scala Developer
17 32 (3.40%) Node.js Developer
17 32 (3.40%) Senior Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (27.60%) HTML
2 219 (23.25%) CSS
3 193 (20.49%) AngularJS
4 191 (20.28%) Node.js
5 158 (16.77%) Spring
6 156 (16.56%) JSON
7 142 (15.07%) RESTful
8 138 (14.65%) HTML5
9 129 (13.69%) REST
10 124 (13.16%) Web Services
11 105 (11.15%) CSS3
12 96 (10.19%) React
13 79 (8.39%) XML
14 70 (7.43%) Ember.js
15 68 (7.22%) J2EE
16 66 (7.01%) jQuery
16 66 (7.01%) SOAP
17 65 (6.90%) .NET
18 55 (5.84%) Backbone.js
19 53 (5.63%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 95 (10.08%) User Experience
2 60 (6.37%) Computer Science
3 58 (6.16%) Mobile App
4 57 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (3.82%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (2.87%) Blog
7 25 (2.65%) Public Cloud
8 18 (1.91%) Visualisation
9 17 (1.80%) Animation
10 16 (1.70%) Algorithms
11 13 (1.38%) Mathematics
12 12 (1.27%) Credit Risk
13 11 (1.17%) Spread Betting
14 10 (1.06%) Data Structures
15 9 (0.96%) Replication
16 8 (0.85%) Artificial Intelligence
16 8 (0.85%) Data Centre
16 8 (0.85%) Wiki
17 7 (0.74%) Fat Client
17 7 (0.74%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 259 (27.49%) Linux
2 83 (8.81%) Unix
3 61 (6.48%) CentOS
4 53 (5.63%) Windows
5 48 (5.10%) Ubuntu
6 44 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 38 (4.03%) CoreOS
8 35 (3.72%) Apple iOS
9 28 (2.97%) Android
10 21 (2.23%) RancherOS
11 12 (1.27%) SUSE
12 10 (1.06%) Windows Server
13 8 (0.85%) Solaris
14 7 (0.74%) Debian
15 6 (0.64%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.53%) Windows 10
17 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
18 2 (0.21%) Fedora
18 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
19 1 (0.11%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (57.22%) Agile Software Development
2 359 (38.11%) DevOps
3 252 (26.75%) TDD
4 248 (26.33%) Scrum
5 239 (25.37%) Continuous Integration
6 170 (18.05%) Open Source
7 157 (16.67%) BDD
8 138 (14.65%) Kanban
9 110 (11.68%) Microservices
10 104 (11.04%) Pair Programming
11 94 (9.98%) Web Development
12 88 (9.34%) Configuration Management
12 88 (9.34%) OO
13 73 (7.75%) E-Commerce
13 73 (7.75%) MVC
14 69 (7.32%) Front End Development
15 61 (6.48%) Unit Testing
16 58 (6.16%) Analytics
17 54 (5.73%) Software Engineering
18 53 (5.63%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 399 (42.36%) JavaScript
2 360 (38.22%) Java
3 204 (21.66%) SQL
4 192 (20.38%) Ruby
5 161 (17.09%) Python
6 155 (16.45%) Scala
7 86 (9.13%) PHP
8 71 (7.54%) C#
9 68 (7.22%) Bash Shell
10 59 (6.26%) Groovy
11 56 (5.94%) Go
12 35 (3.72%) Clojure
12 35 (3.72%) Perl
13 31 (3.29%) C++
14 23 (2.44%) C
14 23 (2.44%) ES6
15 21 (2.23%) PowerShell
16 19 (2.02%) Objective-C
17 18 (1.91%) Apple Swift
18 14 (1.49%) R
Qualifications
1 101 (10.72%) Security Cleared
2 92 (9.77%) SC Cleared
3 84 (8.92%) Degree
4 13 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.64%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.64%) ISEB
6 3 (0.32%) CISSP
6 3 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.32%) PhD
7 2 (0.21%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.21%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.11%) MCSE
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.69%) QA
2 12 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.85%) SDET
4 5 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.21%) ISO22301
6 2 (0.21%) SLA
7 1 (0.11%) GCP
System Software
1 197 (20.91%) Docker
2 64 (6.79%) Virtual Machines
3 38 (4.03%) etcd
3 38 (4.03%) flannel
4 25 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (2.23%) GlusterFS
6 17 (1.80%) Ceph
7 14 (1.49%) HDFS
8 11 (1.17%) vCloud
9 10 (1.06%) VirtualBox
10 8 (0.85%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.74%) Varnish
12 5 (0.53%) Active Directory
12 5 (0.53%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.21%) Xen
14 1 (0.11%) NFS
14 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 188 (19.96%) Puppet
2 161 (17.09%) Ansible
3 120 (12.74%) Opscode Chef
4 65 (6.90%) Kubernetes
5 38 (4.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 38 (4.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 36 (3.82%) Terraform
7 31 (3.29%) logstash
8 27 (2.87%) HAProxy
9 23 (2.44%) Mesos
10 22 (2.34%) Kibana
10 22 (2.34%) Marathon
11 21 (2.23%) Consul
11 21 (2.23%) Rancher
12 18 (1.91%) Salt
13 17 (1.80%) rkt
14 14 (1.49%) Graphite
15 13 (1.38%) ZABBIX
16 10 (1.06%) Nagios
17 9 (0.96%) Packer
Vendors
1 67 (7.11%) VMware
2 52 (5.52%) Splunk
3 49 (5.20%) Red Hat
4 38 (4.03%) Google
4 38 (4.03%) Microsoft
5 34 (3.61%) MuleSoft
6 27 (2.87%) Oracle
7 26 (2.76%) Adobe
8 18 (1.91%) Sonatype
9 17 (1.80%) AppDynamics
9 17 (1.80%) Hortonworks
10 15 (1.59%) IBM
11 14 (1.49%) Black Duck
12 13 (1.38%) Apigee
13 11 (1.17%) Atlassian
13 11 (1.17%) SaltStack
13 11 (1.17%) Xamarin
14 10 (1.06%) Cloudera
14 10 (1.06%) SAP
14 10 (1.06%) Veracode
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