Period
to 8 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Salt skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Salt over the 6 months to 8 August 2020 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.

Salt
London > Central London
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 142 273 288
Rank change year-on-year +131 +15 -42
Contract jobs citing Salt 8 8 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.30% 0.096% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.73% 0.56% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 14
Median daily rate £475 £650 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.92% +18.18% +22.22%
10th Percentile £413 £433 £500
90th Percentile £538 £754 £671
London median daily rate £540 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -6.09% +4.55% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - £52.50

Salt is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 463 1,432 1,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 17.35% 17.13% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 1,158 1,099
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £380 £356 £327
90th Percentile £675 £688 £686
London median daily rate £534 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -2.95% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 29
Median hourly rate £15.25 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.38% +12.30% -1.58%
10th Percentile £12.42 £14.30 £13.31
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.95 £27.40
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.25 £23.48
% change year-on-year +64.71% -9.48% -5.57%

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Salt as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Salt in Central London

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Salt in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Salt in Central London

Salt
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Salt within the Central London region over the 6 months to 8 August 2020. 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
City of London +107 6 £425 -15.00% 4
Salt
London

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Salt also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Salt.

1 8 (100.00%) Python
1 8 (100.00%) Puppet
2 6 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (75.00%) Ansible
2 6 (75.00%) Docker
2 6 (75.00%) DevOps
2 6 (75.00%) SaltStack
2 6 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (75.00%) Kubernetes
2 6 (75.00%) Perl
2 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (50.00%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) C
3 4 (50.00%) DHCP
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) Ruby
3 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) Open Source
3 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (50.00%) IaaS
3 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure as Code
3 4 (50.00%) Terraform
3 4 (50.00%) High Availability
4 2 (25.00%) Kafka
4 2 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (25.00%) zsh
4 2 (25.00%) Go
4 2 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation

Salt
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 1 (12.50%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (25.00%) AWS
2 2 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon Aurora
1 2 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (25.00%) CircleCI
3 2 (25.00%) Liquibase
3 2 (25.00%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) AWS DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Platform Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Python Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Configuration Management Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (25.00%) Kafka
1 2 (25.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (75.00%) DevOps
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) High Availability
2 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure as Code
2 4 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Microservices
3 2 (25.00%) Task Automation
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Python
2 6 (75.00%) Perl
3 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (50.00%) C
3 4 (50.00%) Ruby
4 2 (25.00%) Go
4 2 (25.00%) Java
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Docker
2 2 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (25.00%) zsh
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) Puppet
2 6 (75.00%) Ansible
2 6 (75.00%) Kubernetes
2 6 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (50.00%) Terraform
4 2 (25.00%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (25.00%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) SaltStack
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) Veritas