Period
to 23 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GitHub skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GitHub over the 6 months to 23 January 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.

GitHub
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 177 202 253
Rank change year-on-year +25 +51 -7
Contract jobs citing GitHub 1,002 1,302 967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.52% 1.43% 1.04%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.04% 5.53% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 834 727
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £352 £363 £350
90th Percentile £675 £664 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 12
England median hourly rate £49.75 £53.75 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.44% -14.00% +73.61%
10th Percentile £46.25 £38.63 £41.90
90th Percentile £53.53 £69.88 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £47.25 £42.50 £62.50
% change year-on-year +11.18% -32.00% +73.61%

GitHub is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 19,898 23,532 17,397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.20% 25.77% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,623 16,402 12,204
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £490 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -1.90% +5.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 302 212
England median hourly rate £21.42 £17.50 £19.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.40% -9.39% +1.64%
10th Percentile £13.92 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £49.88 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £19.63
% change year-on-year +18.57% -10.83% +3.29%

GitHub
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing GitHub as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for GitHub in England

GitHub
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GitHub in England

GitHub
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GitHub in England over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GitHub in England

GitHub
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GitHub in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GitHub in England

GitHub
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GitHub within the England region over the 6 months to 23 January 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
London +31 570 £540 +2.86% 146
North of England +63 177 £450 - 55
South East -19 129 £500 +1.01% 46
Yorkshire +51 76 £500 - 13
North West +37 62 £400 - 38
Midlands +13 51 £463 -1.60% 26
West Midlands +16 40 £463 +2.78% 13
North East +38 39 £385 +10.00% 4
South West +2 34 £450 -6.49% 22
East of England +15 27 £475 - 12
East Midlands +32 11 £425 -29.17% 13
GitHub
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing GitHub 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 England region with a requirement for GitHub.

1 502 (50.10%) Agile Software Development
2 425 (42.42%) DevOps
3 389 (38.82%) Jenkins
4 374 (37.33%) Git (software)
5 326 (32.53%) JavaScript
6 309 (30.84%) AWS
7 288 (28.74%) Java
8 270 (26.95%) Python
9 258 (25.75%) Docker
10 253 (25.25%) JIRA
11 239 (23.85%) Continuous Integration
12 234 (23.35%) SQL
13 233 (23.25%) Test Automation
14 222 (22.16%) Azure
15 203 (20.26%) HTML
16 201 (20.06%) Ansible
17 190 (18.96%) CSS
18 186 (18.56%) TDD
19 185 (18.46%) Linux
20 181 (18.06%) Scrum
21 169 (16.87%) Kubernetes
22 168 (16.77%) Microservices
23 156 (15.57%) Open Source
24 155 (15.47%) Terraform
25 141 (14.07%) Selenium
26 139 (13.87%) Finance
27 138 (13.77%) Node.js
28 135 (13.47%) Security Cleared
29 133 (13.27%) C#
30 124 (12.38%) JSON

GitHub
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 124 (12.38%) Confluence
2 40 (3.99%) Elasticsearch
3 39 (3.89%) Apache
4 33 (3.29%) Tomcat
5 28 (2.79%) IIS
5 28 (2.79%) nginx
6 27 (2.69%) WebLogic
7 25 (2.50%) Apache Spark
7 25 (2.50%) WebSphere
8 21 (2.10%) JBoss
9 15 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
9 15 (1.50%) CMS
10 13 (1.30%) Apache Airflow
11 11 (1.10%) SharePoint
12 9 (0.90%) Anypoint
12 9 (0.90%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.60%) GemFire
15 5 (0.50%) DataSynapse
15 5 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.40%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.30%) InDesign
4 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.100%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.30%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.30%) R3 Corda
4 3 (0.30%) Sonata
5 2 (0.20%) Magento
5 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.20%) Shopify
6 1 (0.100%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.100%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.100%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 309 (30.84%) AWS
2 222 (22.16%) Azure
3 92 (9.18%) GCP
4 90 (8.98%) Serverless
5 67 (6.69%) Amazon S3
6 57 (5.69%) Amazon EC2
6 57 (5.69%) AWS Lambda
7 47 (4.69%) PaaS
8 42 (4.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 36 (3.59%) Slack
10 32 (3.19%) Google Analytics
10 32 (3.19%) SaaS
11 30 (2.99%) Route 53
12 28 (2.79%) npm
13 27 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
14 25 (2.50%) Amazon ECS
14 25 (2.50%) IaaS
15 24 (2.40%) Amazon SQS
15 24 (2.40%) Power Platform
16 21 (2.10%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 73 (7.29%) HTTP
2 46 (4.59%) TCP/IP
3 39 (3.89%) SSL
4 22 (2.20%) DNS
5 12 (1.20%) DHCP
6 11 (1.10%) HTTPS
7 9 (0.90%) DSL
7 9 (0.90%) Firewall
8 7 (0.70%) SAN
9 6 (0.60%) Internet
9 6 (0.60%) VPN
10 5 (0.50%) Intranet
10 5 (0.50%) NAS
10 5 (0.50%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.30%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.30%) Network Security
11 3 (0.30%) Skype
12 2 (0.20%) FTP
12 2 (0.20%) IPsec
12 2 (0.20%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 85 (8.48%) PostgreSQL
3 68 (6.79%) MySQL
4 60 (5.99%) NoSQL
5 58 (5.79%) MongoDB
6 52 (5.19%) Relational Database
7 49 (4.89%) Big Data
8 34 (3.39%) Amazon RDS
9 33 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
10 32 (3.19%) Hadoop
11 25 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 24 (2.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 24 (2.40%) Neo4j
13 23 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
14 22 (2.20%) Power BI
15 21 (2.10%) Oracle Database
16 20 (2.00%) Amazon Redshift
17 19 (1.90%) Redis
18 16 (1.60%) Data Lake
19 12 (1.20%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 389 (38.82%) Jenkins
2 374 (37.33%) Git (software)
3 253 (25.25%) JIRA
4 141 (14.07%) Selenium
5 123 (12.28%) Cucumber
6 85 (8.48%) GitLab
7 77 (7.68%) JUnit
8 70 (6.99%) Maven
9 64 (6.39%) Bitbucket
10 60 (5.99%) TeamCity
11 52 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
12 51 (5.09%) Sonatype Nexus
13 46 (4.59%) Gradle
14 45 (4.49%) Gatling
15 42 (4.19%) Visual Studio Team System
16 39 (3.89%) Mockito
16 39 (3.89%) SonarQube
17 37 (3.69%) Ant
18 36 (3.59%) Subversion
19 35 (3.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 139 (13.87%) Finance
2 70 (6.99%) Banking
3 53 (5.29%) Public Sector
4 31 (3.09%) Front Office
5 22 (2.20%) Retail Banking
6 19 (1.90%) Investment Banking
6 19 (1.90%) Marketing
7 16 (1.60%) Law
8 15 (1.50%) Publishing
9 14 (1.40%) Retail
10 13 (1.30%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.10%) Electronics
12 10 (1.00%) Legal
12 10 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.70%) Games
14 6 (0.60%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.50%) Automotive
15 5 (0.50%) Telecoms
16 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.100%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 441 (44.01%) Developer
2 162 (16.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 68 (6.79%) AWS Engineer
4 57 (5.69%) Architect
4 57 (5.69%) Software Engineer
5 52 (5.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 49 (4.89%) Java Developer
6 49 (4.89%) Senior Developer
7 41 (4.09%) Cloud Engineer
7 41 (4.09%) Full Stack Developer
8 38 (3.79%) AWS DevOps
8 38 (3.79%) JavaScript Developer
9 35 (3.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 35 (3.49%) Tester
10 34 (3.39%) Consultant
11 32 (3.19%) .NET Developer
12 29 (2.89%) Azure Engineer
13 28 (2.79%) Senior DevOps
14 27 (2.69%) React Developer
15 25 (2.50%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (20.26%) HTML
2 190 (18.96%) CSS
3 138 (13.77%) Node.js
4 124 (12.38%) JSON
5 121 (12.08%) AngularJS
6 120 (11.98%) HTML5
7 115 (11.48%) Web Services
8 106 (10.58%) REST
9 105 (10.48%) RESTful
10 98 (9.78%) .NET
10 98 (9.78%) React
11 96 (9.58%) Spring
12 93 (9.28%) XML
13 60 (5.99%) CSS3
14 56 (5.59%) Gherkin
15 54 (5.39%) Spring Boot
16 52 (5.19%) jQuery
17 49 (4.89%) Kafka
18 45 (4.49%) Sass
19 44 (4.39%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 79 (7.88%) User Experience
2 53 (5.29%) Mobile App
3 42 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (3.89%) Public Cloud
5 34 (3.39%) Cloud Native
6 28 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
7 25 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
8 22 (2.20%) Blog
9 18 (1.80%) Algorithms
10 17 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
11 16 (1.60%) BYOD
11 16 (1.60%) Virtual Team
12 12 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
12 12 (1.20%) Replication
12 12 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
13 11 (1.10%) Derivative
13 11 (1.10%) Fixed Income
13 11 (1.10%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (0.90%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 185 (18.46%) Linux
2 123 (12.28%) Unix
2 123 (12.28%) Windows
3 35 (3.49%) Android
4 33 (3.29%) Apple iOS
5 28 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (2.20%) Ubuntu
7 20 (2.00%) Windows Server
8 11 (1.10%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.90%) CentOS
9 9 (0.90%) Debian
10 7 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.60%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.30%) VMS
14 3 (0.30%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.20%) VxWorks
16 1 (0.100%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (50.10%) Agile Software Development
2 425 (42.42%) DevOps
3 239 (23.85%) Continuous Integration
4 233 (23.25%) Test Automation
5 186 (18.56%) TDD
6 181 (18.06%) Scrum
7 168 (16.77%) Microservices
8 156 (15.57%) Open Source
9 119 (11.88%) Software Engineering
10 116 (11.58%) Configuration Management
11 97 (9.68%) BDD
12 94 (9.38%) Kanban
13 83 (8.28%) Analytics
13 83 (8.28%) Front End Development
14 82 (8.18%) Migration
15 79 (7.88%) Continuous Delivery
16 73 (7.29%) Web Development
17 70 (6.99%) Continuous Deployment
18 66 (6.59%) Infrastructure as Code
19 62 (6.19%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 326 (32.53%) JavaScript
2 288 (28.74%) Java
3 270 (26.95%) Python
4 234 (23.35%) SQL
5 133 (13.27%) C#
6 102 (10.18%) PowerShell
7 90 (8.98%) Ruby
8 70 (6.99%) Bash Shell
9 60 (5.99%) Scala
10 54 (5.39%) Shell Script
11 49 (4.89%) Go
12 40 (3.99%) T-SQL
13 38 (3.79%) ES6
14 34 (3.39%) Kotlin
14 34 (3.39%) Perl
15 30 (2.99%) PL/SQL
16 27 (2.69%) Groovy
17 26 (2.59%) TypeScript
18 24 (2.40%) C++
19 23 (2.30%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 135 (13.47%) Security Cleared
2 89 (8.88%) SC Cleared
3 43 (4.29%) Degree
4 20 (2.00%) ISTQB
5 17 (1.70%) ISEB
5 17 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (1.60%) BC Cleared
7 15 (1.50%) AWS Certification
8 12 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (0.90%) DBS Check
9 9 (0.90%) MCSA
9 9 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.70%) Master's Degree
11 6 (0.60%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.30%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.20%) CISA
13 2 (0.20%) CISSP
13 2 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.19%) QA
2 26 (2.59%) WCAG
3 5 (0.50%) SLA
4 4 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.30%) GxP
6 2 (0.20%) GDPR
7 1 (0.100%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.100%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.100%) NIST
7 1 (0.100%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 258 (25.75%) Docker
2 34 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (2.79%) Active Directory
4 22 (2.20%) vSphere
5 12 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 9 (0.90%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.60%) HDFS
9 5 (0.50%) zsh
10 4 (0.40%) Firmware
10 4 (0.40%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.40%) KVM
11 3 (0.30%) oVirt
11 3 (0.30%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.20%) vCloud
13 1 (0.100%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.100%) NFS
13 1 (0.100%) SRDF
13 1 (0.100%) Varnish
13 1 (0.100%) Xen
Systems Management
1 201 (20.06%) Ansible
2 169 (16.87%) Kubernetes
3 155 (15.47%) Terraform
4 117 (11.68%) Puppet
5 82 (8.18%) Opscode Chef
6 56 (5.59%) Grafana
7 46 (4.59%) Kibana
8 33 (3.29%) Prometheus
9 23 (2.30%) Packer
10 12 (1.20%) Salt
11 8 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.60%) Nagios
12 6 (0.60%) SCOM
13 4 (0.40%) Graphite
13 4 (0.40%) logstash
13 4 (0.40%) Netcool
13 4 (0.40%) Rundeck
13 4 (0.40%) SCCM
13 4 (0.40%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.30%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 109 (10.88%) Microsoft
2 102 (10.18%) Google
3 91 (9.08%) Oracle
4 44 (4.39%) Atlassian
5 41 (4.09%) VMware
6 31 (3.09%) Splunk
7 18 (1.80%) IBM
8 16 (1.60%) AppDynamics
8 16 (1.60%) Citrix
8 16 (1.60%) Red Hat
9 14 (1.40%) ServiceNow
10 13 (1.30%) Adobe
11 11 (1.10%) Bloomberg
11 11 (1.10%) Hortonworks
11 11 (1.10%) Reuters
11 11 (1.10%) SAP
11 11 (1.10%) Tableau
12 10 (1.00%) CA
13 9 (0.90%) Cisco
13 9 (0.90%) webMethods