Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 24 September 2018 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
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 198 196
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2 -
Contract jobs citing Salt 17 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.34% 0.041% 0.020%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.72% 0.38% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
East of England median daily rate £475 £469 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +17.19% -
10th Percentile £400 £417 £388
90th Percentile £576 £526 £413
England median daily rate £513 £488 £513
% change year-on-year +5.13% -4.88% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 East of England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 626 525 487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.55% 10.84% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 280 292
East of England median daily rate £450 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +13.10% +12.00%
10th Percentile £263 £175 £200
90th Percentile £600 £589 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 35 21
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -28.57% -40.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.40 £12.50
90th Percentile £26.60 £25.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £18.60 £17.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year +6.29% -21.35% +10.23%

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Salt as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Salt in the East of England

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Salt in the East of England

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Salt in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Salt in the East of England

Salt
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Salt within the East of England region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. 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
Cambridgeshire +14 11 £475 -9.52% 1
Essex - 3 £538 -
Hertfordshire -2 2 £469 +13.64%
Norfolk - 1 £450 -
Salt
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Salt.

1 17 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (100.00%) Ansible
2 16 (94.12%) DevOps
3 15 (88.24%) Docker
3 15 (88.24%) Linux
3 15 (88.24%) Python
3 15 (88.24%) Puppet
4 14 (82.35%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (82.35%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (82.35%) Jenkins
5 13 (76.47%) Bash Shell
5 13 (76.47%) VMware
5 13 (76.47%) Ruby
5 13 (76.47%) MongoDB
5 13 (76.47%) MySQL
5 13 (76.47%) NetApp
6 12 (70.59%) Red Hat
6 12 (70.59%) Perl
6 12 (70.59%) CentOS
6 12 (70.59%) OpenStack
6 12 (70.59%) Kubernetes
6 12 (70.59%) Terraform
7 11 (64.71%) LEMP Stack
7 11 (64.71%) LAPP Stack
7 11 (64.71%) Vagrant
7 11 (64.71%) PKI
7 11 (64.71%) LAMP
7 11 (64.71%) ZABBIX
7 11 (64.71%) nginx
7 11 (64.71%) Hadoop

Salt
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 12 (70.59%) OpenStack
2 11 (64.71%) Apache
2 11 (64.71%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 14 (82.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) GitHub
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) PaaS
3 1 (5.88%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) DNS
1 11 (64.71%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) Unicast
3 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.76%) HTTP
4 2 (11.76%) SSL
5 1 (5.88%) BGP
5 1 (5.88%) DHCP
5 1 (5.88%) FTP
5 1 (5.88%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (82.35%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (76.47%) MongoDB
2 13 (76.47%) MySQL
3 11 (64.71%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (82.35%) Jenkins
2 11 (64.71%) Vagrant
3 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 3 (17.65%) Subversion
4 2 (11.76%) Mercurial
5 1 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior DevOps
2 5 (29.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (11.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (11.76%) Python Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Ruby Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) LAMP
1 11 (64.71%) LAPP Stack
1 11 (64.71%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Linux
2 12 (70.59%) CentOS
3 1 (5.88%) Debian
3 1 (5.88%) HPUX
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Solaris
3 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) DevOps
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.76%) High Availability
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Open Source
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) Python
2 13 (76.47%) Bash Shell
2 13 (76.47%) Ruby
3 12 (70.59%) Perl
4 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.76%) Go
5 2 (11.76%) Java
5 2 (11.76%) Scala
6 1 (5.88%) ANSI C
6 1 (5.88%) C
6 1 (5.88%) Korn
6 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.88%) SQL
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) Docker
2 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Ceph
3 1 (5.88%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (100.00%) Ansible
1 17 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (88.24%) Puppet
3 12 (70.59%) Kubernetes
3 12 (70.59%) Terraform
4 11 (64.71%) Nagios
4 11 (64.71%) ZABBIX
5 1 (5.88%) Grafana
5 1 (5.88%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) NetApp
1 13 (76.47%) VMware
2 12 (70.59%) Red Hat
3 11 (64.71%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.88%) Nokia