Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 245 237 218
Rank change year-on-year -8 -19 +22
Contract jobs citing Salt 8 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.66% 1.53% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 15
City of London median daily rate £550 £594 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.37% +7.95% +15.79%
10th Percentile £481 £509 £475
90th Percentile £644 £715 £613
Central London median daily rate £575 £588 £550
% change year-on-year -2.13% +6.82% +15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 1,215 848 715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.86% 12.01% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 681 563
City of London median daily rate £545 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £290 £350 £326
90th Percentile £675 £675 £648
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 7 13
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -38.18% +61.76%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.52 £13.40
90th Percentile £25.50 £43.50 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.00% -20.00% +61.76%

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Salt as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Salt in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Salt in the City of London

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Salt in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Salt in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 8 (100.00%) Ansible
2 7 (87.50%) DevOps
2 7 (87.50%) Puppet
3 6 (75.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (62.50%) Python
4 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (62.50%) Docker
5 4 (50.00%) Kubernetes
5 4 (50.00%) Terraform
5 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (37.50%) Java
6 3 (37.50%) Web Services
6 3 (37.50%) Ruby
7 2 (25.00%) QA
7 2 (25.00%) Finance
7 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (25.00%) C++
7 2 (25.00%) Linux
7 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (25.00%) Scala
7 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (25.00%) IaaS
7 2 (25.00%) Redis
7 2 (25.00%) Node.js

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 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (25.00%) IaaS
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) AMQP
1 1 (12.50%) BGP
1 1 (12.50%) IPFIX
1 1 (12.50%) Junos
1 1 (12.50%) MPLS
1 1 (12.50%) MQTT
1 1 (12.50%) MRTG
1 1 (12.50%) OSPF
1 1 (12.50%) SNMP
1 1 (12.50%) TACACS
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (25.00%) Redis
2 1 (12.50%) BigQuery
2 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (12.50%) GitLab
3 1 (12.50%) Mercurial
3 1 (12.50%) Robot Framework
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (25.00%) Node.js
3 1 (12.50%) Celery
3 1 (12.50%) Flask
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) Kafka
3 1 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Cloud
1 1 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) CentOS
2 1 (12.50%) Debian
2 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) DevOps
2 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
6 1 (12.50%) Kanban
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Network Design
6 1 (12.50%) Network Management
6 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) Task Automation
6 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Python
2 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) Ruby
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) Go
4 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (25.00%) Scala
5 1 (12.50%) Bourne shell
5 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) Perl
5 1 (12.50%) PHP
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Docker
2 1 (12.50%) KVM
2 1 (12.50%) VirtualBox
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) Ansible
2 7 (87.50%) Puppet
3 6 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (50.00%) Kubernetes
4 4 (50.00%) Terraform
5 2 (25.00%) Consul
5 2 (25.00%) Packer
6 1 (12.50%) collectd
6 1 (12.50%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (12.50%) Grafana
6 1 (12.50%) Graphite
6 1 (12.50%) Icinga
6 1 (12.50%) Kibana
6 1 (12.50%) logstash
6 1 (12.50%) Nagios
6 1 (12.50%) Netcool
6 1 (12.50%) Observium
6 1 (12.50%) Prometheus
6 1 (12.50%) Rancher
6 1 (12.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) SaltStack
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Ericsson
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Huawei
2 1 (12.50%) Juniper
2 1 (12.50%) New Relic
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) Splunk
2 1 (12.50%) Tableau
2 1 (12.50%) VMware