The table below looks at the statistics for GitHub skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GitHub over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GitHub
Rank 346 445 505
Rank change year-on-year
+99 +60
Contract jobs citing GitHub 302 167 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.32% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.91% 7.02% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 104 64
Average daily rate £453 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £305 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £534 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £29.64 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.20% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -

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
3818 2379 1472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.42% 4.59% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2671 1548 953
Average daily rate £450 £430 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 84 31
Average hourly rate £22.88 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.05 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +30.62%

GitHub
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GitHub within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GitHub within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

GitHub Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

GitHub
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GitHub within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England +111 296 £460 +15.00% 130
London +74 202 £475 +10.14% 81
South East +30 27 £500 +29.03% 7
South West +21 22 £350 -17.64% 10
Oxfordshire +18 17 £500 -
City of London +32 16 £425 +1.49% 21
Oxford +12 15 £500 -
Yorkshire -8 15 £513 +68.03% 2
Bristol +9 14 £350 -17.64% 1
West Midlands -3 10 £240 - 10
East of England +3 7 £410 +2.50% 6
Coventry - 7 - -
Croydon -5 6 £375 -
North East -15 6 £550 +48.64% 1
Tyne and Wear -24 6 £550 +48.64% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 6 £550 +77.41% 1
Berkshire +6 5 £475 +31.03% 2
West Yorkshire -7 5 £494 +61.88% 2
North West -16 5 £375 - 6
Dorset - 5 £425 - 5
South Wales - 5 £363 - 2
Wales - 5 £363 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames +6 4 £475 -
Bournemouth - 4 £431 - 3
Leeds - 4 £494 - 2
Sheffield - 4 £475 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £410 -
Cambridgeshire +14 3 £274 - 4
Reading -2 3 £525 +16.66% 2

GitHub
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GitHub 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 GitHub.

1 353 (55.07%) JavaScript
2 348 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
3 282 (43.99%) Git (software)
4 248 (38.69%) TDD
5 239 (37.29%) HTML
6 215 (33.54%) CSS
7 200 (31.20%) Scrum
8 185 (28.86%) BDD
9 183 (28.55%) Open Source
10 175 (27.30%) HTML5
11 170 (26.52%) Jenkins
12 169 (26.37%) Node.js
13 157 (24.49%) Web Services
14 155 (24.18%) Linux
15 154 (24.02%) AngularJS
16 148 (23.09%) Java
17 135 (21.06%) Continuous Integration
18 132 (20.59%) SQL
19 130 (20.28%) Docker
20 129 (20.12%) DevOps
21 127 (19.81%) Ruby
22 117 (18.25%) Cucumber
23 116 (18.10%) Amazon AWS
24 115 (17.94%) Python
25 114 (17.78%) RESTful
26 110 (17.16%) jQuery
27 103 (16.07%) CSS3
28 95 (14.82%) MongoDB
29 94 (14.66%) JIRA
30 92 (14.35%) Sass

GitHub
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GitHub 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 GitHub. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 169 (26.37%) Node.js
2 44 (6.86%) nginx
3 40 (6.24%) Apache
4 35 (5.46%) Tomcat
5 33 (5.15%) CMS
6 32 (4.99%) Confluence
7 29 (4.52%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (2.50%) JBoss
9 12 (1.87%) Drupal
10 10 (1.56%) Jetty
11 8 (1.25%) Apache Solr
11 8 (1.25%) OpenStack
12 7 (1.09%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.94%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.94%) WordPress
14 5 (0.78%) IIS
14 5 (0.78%) Mule
14 5 (0.78%) Mule ESB
14 5 (0.78%) SharePoint
14 5 (0.78%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 24 (3.74%) Photoshop
2 7 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.62%) Fireworks
3 4 (0.62%) MS Excel
4 3 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.47%) MS Office
5 2 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.31%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.16%) InDesign
6 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (4.37%) Magento
2 3 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 116 (18.10%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (8.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.43%) Heroku
4 13 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.09%) PaaS
6 5 (0.78%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.78%) CloudFront
6 5 (0.78%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.47%) Force.com
8 3 (0.47%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.47%) MailChimp
8 3 (0.47%) Trello
9 2 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.31%) Office 365
9 2 (0.31%) SaaS
9 2 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 58 (9.05%) HTTP
2 23 (3.59%) Internet
3 9 (1.40%) Firewall
3 9 (1.40%) FTP
4 8 (1.25%) Intranet
4 8 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.25%) VPN
5 6 (0.94%) 3G
5 6 (0.94%) 4G
5 6 (0.94%) DMZ
5 6 (0.94%) MVNO
5 6 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.62%) DNS
6 4 (0.62%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (0.62%) SSH
7 3 (0.47%) BGP
7 3 (0.47%) LDAP
7 3 (0.47%) NFC
8 2 (0.31%) DVB
8 2 (0.31%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (14.82%) MongoDB
2 75 (11.70%) NoSQL
3 73 (11.39%) MySQL
4 50 (7.80%) SQL Server
5 49 (7.64%) PostgreSQL
6 42 (6.55%) Relational Database
7 21 (3.28%) Azure SQL Database
8 19 (2.96%) Redis
9 14 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (2.03%) Big Data
11 9 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (1.09%) SQLite
13 6 (0.94%) OLAP
13 6 (0.94%) OLTP
13 6 (0.94%) OpenTSDB
14 5 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (0.62%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 282 (43.99%) Git (software)
2 170 (26.52%) Jenkins
3 117 (18.25%) Cucumber
4 94 (14.66%) JIRA
5 73 (11.39%) Subversion
6 61 (9.52%) Selenium
7 57 (8.89%) gulp
8 49 (7.64%) Maven
9 47 (7.33%) Capybara
10 45 (7.02%) RSpec
11 44 (6.86%) Jasmine
12 38 (5.93%) Sonatype Nexus
13 32 (4.99%) git-flow
13 32 (4.99%) Grunt
14 30 (4.68%) GitLab
15 28 (4.37%) Gradle
15 28 (4.37%) TeamCity
16 25 (3.90%) Karma Test Runner
17 23 (3.59%) WebDriver
18 22 (3.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 51 (7.96%) Finance
2 26 (4.06%) Publishing
3 17 (2.65%) Banking
4 11 (1.72%) Marketing
5 10 (1.56%) Retail
6 9 (1.40%) Games
7 8 (1.25%) Advertising
7 8 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.25%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.31%) Back Office
8 2 (0.31%) Electronics
8 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.16%) German Language
9 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 449 (70.05%) Developer
2 138 (21.53%) JavaScript Developer
3 80 (12.48%) DevOps Engineer
4 71 (11.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 65 (10.14%) HTML Developer
5 65 (10.14%) Java Developer
6 59 (9.20%) HTML CSS Developer
7 57 (8.89%) Senior Developer
8 51 (7.96%) Angular Developer
9 44 (6.86%) .NET Developer
9 44 (6.86%) Node.js Developer
10 43 (6.71%) C# Developer
11 37 (5.77%) Ruby Developer
12 33 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
13 29 (4.52%) ASP.NET Developer
13 29 (4.52%) JavaScript Engineer
14 28 (4.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 28 (4.37%) Test Engineer
14 28 (4.37%) Web Developer
15 24 (3.74%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (37.29%) HTML
2 215 (33.54%) CSS
3 175 (27.30%) HTML5
4 157 (24.49%) Web Services
5 154 (24.02%) AngularJS
6 114 (17.78%) RESTful
7 110 (17.16%) jQuery
8 103 (16.07%) CSS3
9 92 (14.35%) Sass
10 91 (14.20%) .NET
11 66 (10.30%) Backbone.js
12 52 (8.11%) Ruby on Rails
13 47 (7.33%) ASP.NET
14 44 (6.86%) React
15 42 (6.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 42 (6.55%) XML
16 39 (6.08%) REST
17 38 (5.93%) Spring
18 37 (5.77%) JSON
19 34 (5.30%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.89%) User Experience
2 42 (6.55%) Blog
3 24 (3.74%) iPad
4 22 (3.43%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.65%) Visualisation
6 16 (2.50%) Fintech
7 15 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.18%) Computer Science
9 13 (2.03%) Social Media
10 11 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (1.72%) iPhone
11 10 (1.56%) IPTV
12 9 (1.40%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.40%) Inversion of Control
13 8 (1.25%) Animation
13 8 (1.25%) Clustering
13 8 (1.25%) Digital Media
13 8 (1.25%) Video on Demand
14 7 (1.09%) Social Network
14 7 (1.09%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 155 (24.18%) Linux
2 65 (10.14%) Unix
3 42 (6.55%) Apple iOS
4 39 (6.08%) Windows
5 29 (4.52%) Android
6 27 (4.21%) Ubuntu
7 23 (3.59%) CentOS
8 18 (2.81%) Mac OS X
9 14 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (1.56%) CoreOS
10 10 (1.56%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.94%) Windows Server
12 5 (0.78%) SUSE
13 4 (0.62%) Solaris
14 3 (0.47%) VMS
14 3 (0.47%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.31%) Fedora
16 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (38.69%) TDD
3 200 (31.20%) Scrum
4 185 (28.86%) BDD
5 183 (28.55%) Open Source
6 135 (21.06%) Continuous Integration
7 129 (20.12%) DevOps
8 83 (12.95%) E-Commerce
9 82 (12.79%) OO
10 76 (11.86%) Front End Development
10 76 (11.86%) MVC
11 67 (10.45%) Continuous Delivery
12 63 (9.83%) Kanban
13 62 (9.67%) Web Development
14 61 (9.52%) Configuration Management
15 57 (8.89%) Responsive Web Design
16 45 (7.02%) Software Engineering
17 42 (6.55%) Test Automation
18 34 (5.30%) Unit Testing
19 33 (5.15%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 353 (55.07%) JavaScript
2 148 (23.09%) Java
3 132 (20.59%) SQL
4 127 (19.81%) Ruby
5 115 (17.94%) Python
6 80 (12.48%) PHP
7 68 (10.61%) C#
8 46 (7.18%) Bash Shell
9 41 (6.40%) Perl
10 40 (6.24%) Scala
11 24 (3.74%) PowerShell
12 23 (3.59%) C++
13 16 (2.50%) ES6
13 16 (2.50%) Groovy
13 16 (2.50%) T-SQL
14 15 (2.34%) Objective-C
15 14 (2.18%) C
16 13 (2.03%) Apple Swift
17 12 (1.87%) Go
18 10 (1.56%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 42 (6.55%) Security Cleared
2 15 (2.34%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.18%) Degree
4 9 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.62%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.31%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) MCSA
7 1 (0.16%) MCSE
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.30%) QA
2 8 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.78%) WCAG
4 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.16%) SDET
4 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 130 (20.28%) Docker
2 22 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.18%) vCloud
4 10 (1.56%) Ceph
4 10 (1.56%) GlusterFS
5 6 (0.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.62%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.47%) vSphere
8 2 (0.31%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.31%) XenApp
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.16%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 83 (12.95%) Puppet
2 80 (12.48%) Opscode Chef
3 77 (12.01%) Ansible
4 22 (3.43%) logstash
5 19 (2.96%) HAProxy
5 19 (2.96%) Kubernetes
6 17 (2.65%) Kibana
7 15 (2.34%) Capistrano
8 14 (2.18%) Salt
9 10 (1.56%) Graphite
10 7 (1.09%) Grafana
10 7 (1.09%) Uchiwa
11 5 (0.78%) CFEngine
11 5 (0.78%) Rundeck
12 4 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.62%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.47%) Mesos
13 3 (0.47%) Pingdom
13 3 (0.47%) yum
14 2 (0.31%) Oozie
Vendors
1 44 (6.86%) VMware
2 31 (4.84%) Microsoft
3 27 (4.21%) Google
4 23 (3.59%) Red Hat
5 20 (3.12%) Adobe
6 19 (2.96%) Zend
7 13 (2.03%) Atlassian
8 11 (1.72%) Sitecore
8 11 (1.72%) Twitter
9 9 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.40%) SOASTA, Inc
9 9 (1.40%) Sonatype
9 9 (1.40%) Splunk
10 8 (1.25%) New Relic
10 8 (1.25%) Oracle
11 7 (1.09%) AppDynamics
11 7 (1.09%) Rackspace
11 7 (1.09%) Rally
12 6 (0.94%) Black Duck
12 6 (0.94%) Veracode
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Energon People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £351 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Jagger Talent
Rate: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 10 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 10 days ago