Period
to 27 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 27 October 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 109 224 244
Rank change year-on-year +115 +20 +1
Contract jobs citing Salt 7 5 9
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.39% 0.084% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.33% 0.49% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Median daily rate £425 £613 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.61% +16.67% -4.55%
10th Percentile £413 £478 £463
90th Percentile £518 £753 £655
Central London median daily rate £425 £650 £575
% change year-on-year -34.62% +13.04% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 301 1,018 1,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.72% 17.14% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 823 926
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £307 £341 £313
90th Percentile £638 £686 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £540 £525
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 22 25
Median hourly rate £29.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.10% +20.00% -21.35%
10th Percentile £24.20 £12.88 £13.91
90th Percentile £33.80 £48.90 £25.50
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £18.10
% change year-on-year - +16.02% -4.74%

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Salt in the City of London

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Salt in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Salt in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 City of London region with a requirement for Salt.

1 7 (100.00%) Python
1 7 (100.00%) Puppet
2 6 (85.71%) SaltStack
3 5 (71.43%) Kubernetes
3 5 (71.43%) DevOps
3 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
3 5 (71.43%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (71.43%) Ansible
3 5 (71.43%) Docker
3 5 (71.43%) Linux
4 4 (57.14%) Unix
4 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
4 4 (57.14%) DHCP
4 4 (57.14%) DNS
4 4 (57.14%) C
4 4 (57.14%) Perl
4 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
4 4 (57.14%) Open Source
4 4 (57.14%) High Availability
4 4 (57.14%) IaaS
5 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
5 3 (42.86%) Terraform
5 3 (42.86%) MySQL
6 2 (28.57%) Java
6 2 (28.57%) Veritas
6 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
6 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
6 2 (28.57%) Clustering
6 2 (28.57%) Test Automation

Salt
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 (14.29%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) IaaS
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon ECS
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon Glacier
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon S3
2 1 (14.29%) AWS
2 1 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (14.29%) CloudFront
2 1 (14.29%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DHCP
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MySQL
2 2 (28.57%) Amazon Aurora
2 2 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) Liquibase
4 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (14.29%) CircleCI
4 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Python Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Configuration Management Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
1 2 (28.57%) Kafka
1 2 (28.57%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
1 2 (28.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) DevOps
2 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (57.14%) High Availability
2 4 (57.14%) Open Source
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure as Code
3 2 (28.57%) Microservices
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Python
2 4 (57.14%) C
2 4 (57.14%) Perl
3 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
4 2 (28.57%) Go
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Docker
2 2 (28.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (28.57%) zsh
Systems Management
1 7 (100.00%) Puppet
2 5 (71.43%) Ansible
2 5 (71.43%) Kubernetes
2 5 (71.43%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (42.86%) Terraform
4 2 (28.57%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) SaltStack
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 2 (28.57%) Veritas