Period
to 5 August 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 5 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.

GitHub
UK > England
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 173 189 225
Rank change year-on-year +16 +36 +22
Contract jobs citing GitHub 482 1,190 1,169
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.52% 1.43% 1.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.91% 4.94% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 760 798
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £370 £353
90th Percentile £653 £673 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.64% -15.58%
10th Percentile £24.13 £35.00 £28.07
90th Percentile £40.00 £53.75 £96.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.77
% change year-on-year - +3.64% -15.58%

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 9,811 24,077 20,966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.04% 29.00% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,560 16,602 14,473
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £688 £660 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 345 299
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.94% +17.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £16.04 £13.11 £12.45
90th Percentile £51.75 £70.60 £74.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +59.09% +15.79% -

GitHub
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for GitHub in England

GitHub
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing GitHub in England.

Daily rate trend for GitHub in England

GitHub
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GitHub in England over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for GitHub in England

GitHub
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing GitHub in England.

Hourly rate trend for GitHub in England

GitHub
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing GitHub in England over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 5 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
London +20 286 £525 -4.55% 74
North of England +34 95 £550 +15.79% 25
Yorkshire +13 65 £600 +21.21% 7
South East +88 50 £510 +7.37% 16
Midlands +36 21 £425 -10.53% 18
West Midlands +32 18 £425 -10.53% 14
North West +54 16 £400 -20.00% 15
North East +31 14 £495 +28.16% 3
South West +64 12 £444 -13.41% 17
East of England +49 6 £375 -16.67% 15
East Midlands +41 3 £488 +8.33% 4
GitHub
UK

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 261 (54.15%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (51.87%) DevOps
3 230 (47.72%) Git (software)
4 175 (36.31%) Continuous Integration
5 170 (35.27%) Jenkins
6 169 (35.06%) AWS
7 166 (34.44%) Docker
8 164 (34.02%) Java
9 140 (29.05%) Kubernetes
10 135 (28.01%) Python
11 130 (26.97%) Azure
12 125 (25.93%) Terraform
13 123 (25.52%) Test Automation
13 123 (25.52%) JIRA
14 108 (22.41%) JavaScript
15 101 (20.95%) Infrastructure as Code
16 99 (20.54%) Linux
17 98 (20.33%) Scrum
17 98 (20.33%) Security Cleared
18 94 (19.50%) Ansible
19 90 (18.67%) JUnit
20 89 (18.46%) Windows
21 87 (18.05%) GitLab
22 86 (17.84%) Node.js
23 84 (17.43%) Finance
24 81 (16.80%) C#
25 79 (16.39%) SQL
26 75 (15.56%) REST
27 74 (15.35%) Confluence
28 68 (14.11%) SC Cleared

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 74 (15.35%) Confluence
2 21 (4.36%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (3.53%) Cloud Foundry
4 14 (2.90%) Mule
5 13 (2.70%) IIS
6 12 (2.49%) nginx
7 11 (2.28%) WebLogic
8 10 (2.07%) Apache Spark
9 9 (1.87%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.45%) Tomcat
11 6 (1.24%) Apache
11 6 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (1.24%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.83%) Anypoint
13 3 (0.62%) SAS
14 2 (0.41%) GemFire
14 2 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Fuse
15 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (1.24%) Figma
2 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.62%) LibreOffice
3 3 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.21%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.21%) InVision
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.21%) Sketch
4 1 (0.21%) SPSS
4 1 (0.21%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 10 (2.07%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.21%) Actimize
4 1 (0.21%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 169 (35.06%) AWS
2 130 (26.97%) Azure
3 56 (11.62%) GCP
4 53 (11.00%) Amazon EC2
4 53 (11.00%) Amazon S3
5 42 (8.71%) Serverless
6 36 (7.47%) Slack
7 32 (6.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 28 (5.81%) AWS Lambda
8 28 (5.81%) OpenShift
9 23 (4.77%) PaaS
10 20 (4.15%) npm
10 20 (4.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 18 (3.73%) Amazon EMR
12 16 (3.32%) Amazon Cognito
13 15 (3.11%) SaaS
14 13 (2.70%) Amazon EKS
14 13 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
14 13 (2.70%) Google Analytics
15 12 (2.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.43%) Firewall
2 27 (5.60%) DNS
2 27 (5.60%) TCP/IP
3 26 (5.39%) HTTP
4 25 (5.19%) SSL
5 24 (4.98%) Reverse Proxy
6 15 (3.11%) VLAN
7 10 (2.07%) HTTPS
7 10 (2.07%) Kerberos
8 9 (1.87%) SNMP
9 5 (1.04%) DSL
9 5 (1.04%) FTP
9 5 (1.04%) Internet
10 4 (0.83%) Network Security
10 4 (0.83%) OpenVPN
11 3 (0.62%) BGP
12 2 (0.41%) Skype
12 2 (0.41%) VPN
13 1 (0.21%) IPFS
13 1 (0.21%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.85%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (5.81%) MongoDB
4 25 (5.19%) MySQL
5 20 (4.15%) Big Data
5 20 (4.15%) NoSQL
6 15 (3.11%) Amazon RDS
7 13 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
8 12 (2.49%) Hadoop
9 10 (2.07%) Cosmos DB
9 10 (2.07%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.87%) MariaDB
10 9 (1.87%) Redis
11 8 (1.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (1.66%) Data Lake
12 6 (1.24%) Electronic Patient Records
13 5 (1.04%) Sybase ASE
14 4 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 230 (47.72%) Git (software)
2 170 (35.27%) Jenkins
3 123 (25.52%) JIRA
4 90 (18.67%) JUnit
5 87 (18.05%) GitLab
6 61 (12.66%) Selenium
7 58 (12.03%) Mockito
8 48 (9.96%) Bitbucket
9 46 (9.54%) Sonatype Nexus
10 44 (9.13%) Visual Studio
11 41 (8.51%) Maven
12 32 (6.64%) Cucumber
13 28 (5.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 28 (5.81%) Subversion
14 22 (4.56%) TeamCity
15 20 (4.15%) Gradle
16 19 (3.94%) SonarQube
16 19 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
17 14 (2.90%) Ant
17 14 (2.90%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 84 (17.43%) Finance
2 40 (8.30%) Public Sector
3 32 (6.64%) Banking
4 10 (2.07%) Retail
5 7 (1.45%) Back Office
6 6 (1.24%) Marketing
6 6 (1.24%) Publishing
7 5 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.04%) Games
7 5 (1.04%) Law
7 5 (1.04%) Legal
8 3 (0.62%) Front Office
8 3 (0.62%) International Banking
8 3 (0.62%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.62%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.41%) Automotive
9 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.41%) Police
10 1 (0.21%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 170 (35.27%) Developer
2 104 (21.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 35 (7.26%) Architect
4 29 (6.02%) Android Developer
5 22 (4.56%) Cloud Engineer
5 22 (4.56%) Java Developer
5 22 (4.56%) Technical Architect
6 21 (4.36%) Consultant
7 17 (3.53%) Full Stack Developer
8 15 (3.11%) AWS Engineer
8 15 (3.11%) C# Developer
9 13 (2.70%) AWS DevOps
9 13 (2.70%) Platform Engineer
9 13 (2.70%) Senior Architect
9 13 (2.70%) Senior Developer
9 13 (2.70%) Site Engineer
9 13 (2.70%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 13 (2.70%) Software Developer
10 12 (2.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 12 (2.49%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (17.84%) Node.js
2 75 (15.56%) REST
3 65 (13.49%) JSON
4 64 (13.28%) HTML
5 63 (13.07%) RESTful
6 58 (12.03%) .NET
7 53 (11.00%) CSS
8 47 (9.75%) AngularJS
9 46 (9.54%) Web Services
10 43 (8.92%) Spring
11 33 (6.85%) Spring Boot
12 32 (6.64%) React
13 31 (6.43%) HTML5
13 31 (6.43%) Retrofit
13 31 (6.43%) RxJava
14 30 (6.22%) Material Design
15 27 (5.60%) Express
15 27 (5.60%) XML
16 26 (5.39%) Elastic Stack
17 21 (4.36%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.30%) Mobile App
2 33 (6.85%) User Experience
3 18 (3.73%) Cloud Native
4 16 (3.32%) Linux Command Line
5 15 (3.11%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.70%) Data Structures
7 12 (2.49%) Blog
7 12 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.49%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.49%) Mobile Payment
8 10 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.07%) Clustering
9 9 (1.87%) Market Risk
10 6 (1.24%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.04%) Social Media
12 4 (0.83%) Derivative
12 4 (0.83%) iPad
13 3 (0.62%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 99 (20.54%) Linux
2 89 (18.46%) Windows
3 55 (11.41%) Android
4 31 (6.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (5.81%) Windows Server
6 21 (4.36%) Windows Server 2016
7 19 (3.94%) Unix
8 18 (3.73%) CentOS
9 15 (3.11%) Apple iOS
9 15 (3.11%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.62%) Debian
12 3 (0.62%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.62%) Solaris
12 3 (0.62%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.41%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.21%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (54.15%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (51.87%) DevOps
3 175 (36.31%) Continuous Integration
4 123 (25.52%) Test Automation
5 101 (20.95%) Infrastructure as Code
6 98 (20.33%) Scrum
7 65 (13.49%) Microservices
8 64 (13.28%) Continuous Delivery
9 63 (13.07%) Configuration Management
10 62 (12.86%) TDD
11 61 (12.66%) Continuous Deployment
12 60 (12.45%) Kanban
13 54 (11.20%) Android Development
13 54 (11.20%) Architectural Design
14 50 (10.37%) Open Source
15 48 (9.96%) BDD
16 40 (8.30%) Deployment Automation
17 39 (8.09%) Pair Programming
18 36 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
18 36 (7.47%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 164 (34.02%) Java
2 135 (28.01%) Python
3 108 (22.41%) JavaScript
4 81 (16.80%) C#
5 79 (16.39%) SQL
6 56 (11.62%) Go
7 52 (10.79%) Bash Shell
8 51 (10.58%) Kotlin
9 47 (9.75%) PowerShell
10 40 (8.30%) Ruby
11 30 (6.22%) Shell Script
12 20 (4.15%) TypeScript
13 15 (3.11%) Java 8
14 14 (2.90%) ES6
14 14 (2.90%) Groovy
15 13 (2.70%) Apple Swift
15 13 (2.70%) Perl
15 13 (2.70%) PL/SQL
16 11 (2.28%) Scala
17 8 (1.66%) R
Qualifications
1 98 (20.33%) Security Cleared
2 68 (14.11%) SC Cleared
3 23 (4.77%) Degree
4 18 (3.73%) DV Cleared
5 15 (3.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (2.90%) AWS Certification
7 9 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.66%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.04%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (1.04%) CISM
9 5 (1.04%) CISSP
9 5 (1.04%) CRISC
10 3 (0.62%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.62%) ISEB
11 2 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.21%) CCNA
12 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.77%) QA
2 6 (1.24%) GDPR
3 4 (0.83%) WCAG
4 3 (0.62%) NIST
5 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.21%) PMO
6 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 166 (34.44%) Docker
2 22 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.32%) vSphere
4 14 (2.90%) Active Directory
5 9 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.21%) HDFS
8 1 (0.21%) UAG
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 140 (29.05%) Kubernetes
2 125 (25.93%) Terraform
3 94 (19.50%) Ansible
4 59 (12.24%) Puppet
5 50 (10.37%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (7.47%) Prometheus
7 35 (7.26%) Grafana
8 33 (6.85%) Packer
9 15 (3.11%) Kibana
10 12 (2.49%) ZABBIX
11 6 (1.24%) Nagios
12 5 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.83%) CloudForms
13 4 (0.83%) Control-M
13 4 (0.83%) logstash
13 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
14 2 (0.41%) Oozie
14 2 (0.41%) QRadar
14 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Satellite
14 2 (0.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 58 (12.03%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.96%) Google
3 39 (8.09%) Splunk
4 35 (7.26%) Atlassian
5 31 (6.43%) Oracle
6 26 (5.39%) AppDynamics
7 22 (4.56%) VMware
8 18 (3.73%) Red Hat
9 14 (2.90%) F5
10 13 (2.70%) Blue Coat
11 12 (2.49%) EMC
11 12 (2.49%) SaltStack
12 10 (2.07%) Databricks
12 10 (2.07%) IBM
12 10 (2.07%) MuleSoft
13 9 (1.87%) Dell
13 9 (1.87%) Sybase
14 8 (1.66%) ServiceNow
15 7 (1.45%) Lets Encrypt
16 6 (1.24%) Zscaler