Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 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
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 134 175 207
Rank change year-on-year +41 +32 +43
Contract jobs citing GitHub 639 1,012 1,300
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.84% 1.53% 1.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.60% 5.06% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 653 877
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - -
10th Percentile £363 £353 £356
90th Percentile £644 £675 £664
UK median daily rate £495 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -1.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £72.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -34.48% +16.00%
10th Percentile £50.90 £46.25 £71.25
90th Percentile £68.00 £52.15 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £52.75 £47.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year +12.23% -18.26% -8.00%

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 11,420 19,982 23,512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.96% 30.23% 25.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,134 14,069 16,692
Median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £303 £280 £306
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £495 £490 £495
% change year-on-year +1.02% -1.01% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 289 276
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.82% +11.43% -1.41%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.10 £11.25
90th Percentile £59.88 £74.35 £42.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +15.38% +11.43% -2.78%

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 22 January 2021.

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 22 January 2021.

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 22 January 2021. 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 +7 359 £475 -12.84% 135
North of England +49 125 £450 - 46
Yorkshire +54 88 £450 -10.00% 17
South East +51 49 £450 -10.00% 23
North West +30 31 £400 - 26
Midlands +32 23 £463 - 42
West Midlands +29 22 £463 - 28
East of England +50 19 £500 +5.26% 13
South West +78 17 £450 - 20
North East +7 6 £472 +22.60% 3
GitHub
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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.

1 365 (57.12%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (45.38%) Jenkins
3 274 (42.88%) DevOps
4 265 (41.47%) Git (software)
5 239 (37.40%) Java
6 219 (34.27%) Python
7 212 (33.18%) JIRA
8 209 (32.71%) Docker
9 208 (32.55%) AWS
10 197 (30.83%) Test Automation
11 165 (25.82%) REST
12 164 (25.67%) Scrum
13 156 (24.41%) Confluence
14 153 (23.94%) JavaScript
15 144 (22.54%) Kubernetes
16 140 (21.91%) Maven
17 138 (21.60%) Terraform
18 137 (21.44%) Node.js
19 133 (20.81%) Linux
20 127 (19.87%) Azure
21 124 (19.41%) React
22 121 (18.94%) Continuous Integration
23 118 (18.47%) Kanban
23 118 (18.47%) Microservices
24 114 (17.84%) JSON
25 109 (17.06%) Ansible
25 109 (17.06%) Sonatype Nexus
26 108 (16.90%) Finance
27 107 (16.74%) Mobile App
28 102 (15.96%) JUnit

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
1 156 (24.41%) Confluence
2 38 (5.95%) Cloud Foundry
2 38 (5.95%) Mule
3 29 (4.54%) Apache
4 19 (2.97%) WebLogic
5 16 (2.50%) Apache Spark
6 14 (2.19%) nginx
7 13 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (2.03%) IIS
7 13 (2.03%) WebSphere
8 11 (1.72%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.25%) DNN
10 7 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.94%) Apache Airflow
12 5 (0.78%) Mule ESB
13 4 (0.63%) Anypoint
13 4 (0.63%) Jupyter
13 4 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
14 3 (0.47%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (0.94%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.47%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.31%) Adobe XD
3 2 (0.31%) InVision
3 2 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.31%) Sketch
3 2 (0.31%) Zeplin
4 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.31%) Shopify
3 2 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 208 (32.55%) AWS
2 127 (19.87%) Azure
3 97 (15.18%) Slack
4 64 (10.02%) GCP
5 63 (9.86%) Serverless
6 56 (8.76%) PaaS
7 45 (7.04%) IaaS
8 39 (6.10%) AWS Lambda
9 30 (4.69%) Amazon S3
10 25 (3.91%) Amazon EC2
11 24 (3.76%) Amazon ECS
12 20 (3.13%) SaaS
13 14 (2.19%) Amazon EKS
14 13 (2.03%) Amazon SQS
15 12 (1.88%) npm
16 11 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 10 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 10 (1.56%) Azure Functions
17 10 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
17 10 (1.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.76%) HTTP
2 21 (3.29%) Firewall
3 17 (2.66%) TCP/IP
4 16 (2.50%) Reverse Proxy
5 15 (2.35%) SSL
5 15 (2.35%) VLAN
6 14 (2.19%) HTTPS
7 13 (2.03%) DNS
8 10 (1.56%) SNMP
9 9 (1.41%) Kerberos
10 8 (1.25%) 802.11
10 8 (1.25%) NAS
10 8 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.94%) VPN
12 5 (0.78%) FTP
12 5 (0.78%) LAN
12 5 (0.78%) SSH
12 5 (0.78%) WAN
13 4 (0.63%) Network Security
13 4 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 44 (6.89%) Big Data
3 36 (5.63%) MySQL
4 32 (5.01%) MongoDB
5 29 (4.54%) NoSQL
6 26 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (3.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 20 (3.13%) Blockchain
9 19 (2.97%) Amazon RDS
10 18 (2.82%) Relational Database
11 17 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (2.19%) Hadoop
13 13 (2.03%) BigQuery
14 11 (1.72%) Oracle Database
15 10 (1.56%) Cosmos DB
16 9 (1.41%) Apache Hive
16 9 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
17 8 (1.25%) HBase
17 8 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
18 7 (1.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 290 (45.38%) Jenkins
2 265 (41.47%) Git (software)
3 212 (33.18%) JIRA
4 140 (21.91%) Maven
5 109 (17.06%) Sonatype Nexus
6 102 (15.96%) JUnit
7 86 (13.46%) GitLab
8 76 (11.89%) Mockito
9 53 (8.29%) Android Studio
10 52 (8.14%) Xcode
11 50 (7.82%) Selenium
12 49 (7.67%) Bitbucket
12 49 (7.67%) CocoaPods
13 46 (7.20%) Gradle
14 36 (5.63%) IntelliJ
15 31 (4.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 26 (4.07%) CircleCI
16 26 (4.07%) Subversion
17 25 (3.91%) Cucumber
18 22 (3.44%) SonarQube
General
1 108 (16.90%) Finance
2 85 (13.30%) Banking
3 35 (5.48%) Public Sector
4 19 (2.97%) Retail
5 13 (2.03%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.88%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.25%) Marketing
8 6 (0.94%) Law
8 6 (0.94%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.78%) Front Office
9 5 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.63%) Games
10 4 (0.63%) German Language
10 4 (0.63%) Legal
10 4 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.47%) Electronics
12 2 (0.31%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) Back Office
13 1 (0.16%) International Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 245 (38.34%) Developer
2 96 (15.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 41 (6.42%) Java Developer
4 37 (5.79%) Architect
4 37 (5.79%) Full Stack Developer
5 36 (5.63%) AWS Engineer
6 29 (4.54%) Android Developer
7 27 (4.23%) iOS Developer
8 26 (4.07%) AWS DevOps
8 26 (4.07%) Azure Engineer
8 26 (4.07%) Senior Developer
9 23 (3.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 23 (3.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 21 (3.29%) Software Engineer
11 20 (3.13%) Cloud Engineer
12 16 (2.50%) Azure DevOps
12 16 (2.50%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 16 (2.50%) Data Engineer
12 16 (2.50%) Senior DevOps
12 16 (2.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (25.82%) REST
2 137 (21.44%) Node.js
3 124 (19.41%) React
4 114 (17.84%) JSON
5 102 (15.96%) Spring
6 96 (15.02%) RESTful
7 91 (14.24%) Spring Boot
8 81 (12.68%) CSS
9 74 (11.58%) HTML
10 50 (7.82%) Web Services
11 46 (7.20%) .NET
12 44 (6.89%) XML
13 39 (6.10%) HTML5
14 37 (5.79%) AngularJS
14 37 (5.79%) WireMock
15 33 (5.16%) Redux
15 33 (5.16%) SOAP
16 32 (5.01%) RxJava
17 31 (4.85%) GraphQL
18 30 (4.69%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 107 (16.74%) Mobile App
2 97 (15.18%) User Experience
3 28 (4.38%) Cloud Native
4 21 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (2.82%) Algorithms
6 18 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.66%) Public Cloud
8 16 (2.50%) Bitcoin
8 16 (2.50%) Clustering
9 15 (2.35%) Data Structures
9 15 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
10 13 (2.03%) iPad
11 12 (1.88%) Mobile Payment
12 8 (1.25%) iPhone
12 8 (1.25%) IVR
13 7 (1.10%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.94%) Augmented Reality
14 6 (0.94%) NHS
15 5 (0.78%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 133 (20.81%) Linux
2 97 (15.18%) Android
3 66 (10.33%) Windows
4 64 (10.02%) Apple iOS
5 36 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (5.63%) Unix
6 26 (4.07%) Windows Server
7 22 (3.44%) CentOS
7 22 (3.44%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (2.35%) Windows 10
9 8 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.10%) Solaris
10 7 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.10%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (0.94%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.78%) AIX
12 5 (0.78%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.63%) Amazon Linux
13 4 (0.63%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.47%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (57.12%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (42.88%) DevOps
3 197 (30.83%) Test Automation
4 164 (25.67%) Scrum
5 121 (18.94%) Continuous Integration
6 118 (18.47%) Kanban
6 118 (18.47%) Microservices
7 91 (14.24%) TDD
8 84 (13.15%) Android Development
9 83 (12.99%) Open Source
10 77 (12.05%) Infrastructure as Code
11 73 (11.42%) Configuration Management
12 70 (10.95%) Pair Programming
13 68 (10.64%) Software Engineering
14 61 (9.55%) Continuous Delivery
15 56 (8.76%) iOS Development
16 50 (7.82%) Continuous Improvement
17 46 (7.20%) BDD
18 44 (6.89%) API Development
18 44 (6.89%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 239 (37.40%) Java
2 219 (34.27%) Python
3 153 (23.94%) JavaScript
4 96 (15.02%) SQL
5 94 (14.71%) Kotlin
6 84 (13.15%) Java 8
7 65 (10.17%) Bash Shell
8 56 (8.76%) Apple Swift
8 56 (8.76%) PowerShell
9 53 (8.29%) C#
10 45 (7.04%) C++
11 37 (5.79%) Ruby
12 32 (5.01%) Go
12 32 (5.01%) Scala
13 28 (4.38%) TypeScript
14 27 (4.23%) Perl
15 24 (3.76%) PHP
15 24 (3.76%) Shell Script
16 21 (3.29%) ES6
17 16 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 65 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 58 (9.08%) SC Cleared
3 37 (5.79%) Degree
4 20 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.88%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.41%) Master's Degree
7 7 (1.10%) ISEB
8 4 (0.63%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.47%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.16%) CAPM
11 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.10%) QA
2 12 (1.88%) GDPR
3 6 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.63%) SLA
4 4 (0.63%) WCAG
5 3 (0.47%) GxP
6 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 209 (32.71%) Docker
2 27 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.66%) vSphere
4 16 (2.50%) Active Directory
5 12 (1.88%) GlusterFS
6 10 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.78%) HDFS
8 3 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.31%) KVM
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.31%) UAG
9 2 (0.31%) Xen
10 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.16%) Firmware
10 1 (0.16%) NFS
10 1 (0.16%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 144 (22.54%) Kubernetes
2 138 (21.60%) Terraform
3 109 (17.06%) Ansible
4 62 (9.70%) Puppet
5 52 (8.14%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (7.82%) Grafana
7 40 (6.26%) Prometheus
8 24 (3.76%) Packer
9 17 (2.66%) Kibana
10 14 (2.19%) ZABBIX
11 10 (1.56%) Salt
12 9 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (1.25%) Nagios
14 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
14 6 (0.94%) Red Hat Satellite
15 5 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
15 5 (0.78%) Istio
15 5 (0.78%) Oozie
16 4 (0.63%) Control-M
Vendors
1 88 (13.77%) Splunk
2 56 (8.76%) AppDynamics
3 48 (7.51%) Oracle
4 44 (6.89%) Microsoft
5 40 (6.26%) Atlassian
6 35 (5.48%) Google
7 27 (4.23%) VMware
8 16 (2.50%) Databricks
9 15 (2.35%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.88%) EMC
11 11 (1.72%) Dell
12 9 (1.41%) Dynatrace
13 8 (1.25%) Adobe
13 8 (1.25%) Apple
13 8 (1.25%) Micro Focus
13 8 (1.25%) RedGate
13 8 (1.25%) Sybase
14 7 (1.10%) F5
14 7 (1.10%) IBM
14 7 (1.10%) SaltStack