Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 168 190 226
Rank change year-on-year +22 +36 +30
Contract jobs citing GitHub 455 1,160 1,206
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.67% 1.50% 1.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.26% 5.09% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 700 832
Median daily rate £475 £501 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.24% +0.25% -
10th Percentile £368 £358 £350
90th Percentile £600 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% -56.50% +60.00%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.00 £100.00
% change year-on-year -25.53% -53.00% +60.00%

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 8,657 22,806 22,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.80% 29.40% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,761 15,759 15,421
Median daily rate £500 £500 £476
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.04% +2.37%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £306
90th Percentile £688 £662 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +0.35% +4.89% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 358 306
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.72 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.08% +29.80% -12.50%
10th Percentile £14.38 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £82.50 £58.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +62.79% +22.86% -12.50%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +7 253 £500 -9.09% 97
North of England +22 94 £450 - 33
Yorkshire +16 58 £450 -10.00% 9
South East +92 54 £510 +5.70% 27
North West +46 22 £409 +2.19% 16
West Midlands +49 21 £413 -13.16% 18
Midlands +39 21 £413 -13.16% 20
North East +14 14 £495 +32.00% 8
East of England +79 11 £463 +3.93% 21
South West +105 8 £550 +22.22% 15
GitHub
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 274 (60.22%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (51.87%) DevOps
3 212 (46.59%) Jenkins
4 202 (44.40%) Git (software)
5 167 (36.70%) JIRA
6 161 (35.38%) AWS
7 151 (33.19%) Java
8 149 (32.75%) Docker
9 136 (29.89%) Python
10 134 (29.45%) Scrum
11 126 (27.69%) REST
11 126 (27.69%) Continuous Integration
12 123 (27.03%) Test Automation
13 119 (26.15%) Linux
14 114 (25.05%) JUnit
15 112 (24.62%) Kubernetes
16 110 (24.18%) Confluence
17 109 (23.96%) Terraform
18 101 (22.20%) Ansible
19 92 (20.22%) JSON
20 88 (19.34%) Kanban
21 86 (18.90%) Node.js
22 85 (18.68%) Azure
23 84 (18.46%) Splunk
23 84 (18.46%) Mockito
23 84 (18.46%) Finance
24 83 (18.24%) Android
25 81 (17.80%) Android Development
26 80 (17.58%) Sonatype Nexus
26 80 (17.58%) Configuration Management

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
1 110 (24.18%) Confluence
2 37 (8.13%) Cloud Foundry
3 35 (7.69%) Mule
4 18 (3.96%) Apache
5 11 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (2.42%) nginx
5 11 (2.42%) WebLogic
6 10 (2.20%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.76%) IIS
7 8 (1.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.10%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (1.10%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.88%) Anypoint
9 4 (0.88%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.66%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.66%) DNN
11 2 (0.44%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (0.44%) LibreOffice
1 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
1 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.66%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 161 (35.38%) AWS
2 85 (18.68%) Azure
3 68 (14.95%) Slack
4 45 (9.89%) GCP
5 35 (7.69%) IaaS
5 35 (7.69%) PaaS
6 30 (6.59%) Serverless
7 27 (5.93%) Amazon S3
8 26 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
9 24 (5.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 20 (4.40%) AWS Lambda
11 17 (3.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 17 (3.74%) npm
12 16 (3.52%) Amazon ECS
13 15 (3.30%) SaaS
14 14 (3.08%) Amazon SQS
15 12 (2.64%) OpenShift
16 10 (2.20%) AWS CloudTrail
16 10 (2.20%) Google Analytics
16 10 (2.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 36 (7.91%) Firewall
2 34 (7.47%) Reverse Proxy
3 25 (5.49%) VLAN
4 22 (4.84%) TCP/IP
5 20 (4.40%) HTTP
6 19 (4.18%) SSL
7 15 (3.30%) DNS
8 14 (3.08%) SNMP
9 12 (2.64%) HTTPS
10 11 (2.42%) Kerberos
11 10 (2.20%) FTP
12 8 (1.76%) 802.11
12 8 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.88%) Internet
13 4 (0.88%) Network Security
14 3 (0.66%) DHCP
14 3 (0.66%) LAN
14 3 (0.66%) WAN
15 2 (0.44%) SMTP
15 2 (0.44%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.69%) MySQL
3 28 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (5.49%) Amazon RDS
5 24 (5.27%) MongoDB
6 19 (4.18%) NoSQL
7 17 (3.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 11 (2.42%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (2.42%) Big Data
8 11 (2.42%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.20%) Blockchain
10 8 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.54%) BigQuery
11 7 (1.54%) Cosmos DB
12 6 (1.32%) Data Lake
12 6 (1.32%) Hadoop
13 5 (1.10%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.88%) MariaDB
14 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.88%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 212 (46.59%) Jenkins
2 202 (44.40%) Git (software)
3 167 (36.70%) JIRA
4 114 (25.05%) JUnit
5 84 (18.46%) Mockito
6 80 (17.58%) Sonatype Nexus
7 79 (17.36%) Maven
8 65 (14.29%) GitLab
9 50 (10.99%) Selenium
10 43 (9.45%) Xcode
11 42 (9.23%) CocoaPods
12 41 (9.01%) Android Studio
13 38 (8.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 34 (7.47%) Subversion
15 28 (6.15%) IntelliJ
16 26 (5.71%) Bitbucket
17 24 (5.27%) TeamCity
18 22 (4.84%) Gradle
19 21 (4.62%) Cucumber
19 21 (4.62%) SonarQube
General
1 84 (18.46%) Finance
2 52 (11.43%) Banking
3 27 (5.93%) Public Sector
4 8 (1.76%) Retail
5 6 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.10%) Marketing
6 5 (1.10%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.88%) Front Office
7 4 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.66%) Games
8 3 (0.66%) International Banking
8 3 (0.66%) Law
9 2 (0.44%) Back Office
9 2 (0.44%) Legal
9 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.44%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 153 (33.63%) Developer
2 89 (19.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (5.93%) Android Developer
4 25 (5.49%) Architect
5 24 (5.27%) AWS Engineer
6 22 (4.84%) iOS Developer
6 22 (4.84%) Java Developer
7 21 (4.62%) Full Stack Developer
8 18 (3.96%) AWS DevOps
9 17 (3.74%) Consultant
10 16 (3.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 15 (3.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 15 (3.30%) Senior Developer
12 12 (2.64%) Android Engineer
12 12 (2.64%) Site Reliability Engineer
13 11 (2.42%) Site Engineer
13 11 (2.42%) Software Engineer
13 11 (2.42%) Test Engineer
14 10 (2.20%) Azure Engineer
14 10 (2.20%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (27.69%) REST
2 92 (20.22%) JSON
3 86 (18.90%) Node.js
4 74 (16.26%) Spring
5 62 (13.63%) RESTful
6 59 (12.97%) Spring Boot
7 53 (11.65%) React
8 45 (9.89%) HTML
9 43 (9.45%) CSS
10 42 (9.23%) Web Services
11 40 (8.79%) WireMock
12 39 (8.57%) .NET
13 31 (6.81%) AngularJS
13 31 (6.81%) Material Design
13 31 (6.81%) Retrofit
13 31 (6.81%) RxJava
14 28 (6.15%) XML
15 25 (5.49%) SOAP
16 23 (5.05%) Dagger
17 21 (4.62%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 78 (17.14%) Mobile App
2 39 (8.57%) User Experience
3 15 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.42%) Clustering
6 10 (2.20%) Cloud Native
6 10 (2.20%) Linux Command Line
6 10 (2.20%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.76%) Mobile Payment
8 6 (1.32%) Bitcoin
8 6 (1.32%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.32%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.10%) iPad
9 5 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.88%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.88%) Social Media
10 4 (0.88%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.66%) iPhone
11 3 (0.66%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 119 (26.15%) Linux
2 83 (18.24%) Android
3 70 (15.38%) Windows
4 48 (10.55%) Apple iOS
5 37 (8.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (7.47%) Windows Server
7 32 (7.03%) CentOS
7 32 (7.03%) Windows Server 2016
8 25 (5.49%) Unix
8 25 (5.49%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.54%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (1.32%) Debian
10 6 (1.32%) Solaris
10 6 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.88%) AIX
11 4 (0.88%) Amazon Linux
11 4 (0.88%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.66%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.22%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (60.22%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (51.87%) DevOps
3 134 (29.45%) Scrum
4 126 (27.69%) Continuous Integration
5 123 (27.03%) Test Automation
6 88 (19.34%) Kanban
7 81 (17.80%) Android Development
8 80 (17.58%) Configuration Management
9 76 (16.70%) Infrastructure as Code
10 71 (15.60%) Microservices
11 69 (15.16%) Pair Programming
12 60 (13.19%) Continuous Delivery
13 51 (11.21%) TDD
14 45 (9.89%) iOS Development
15 40 (8.79%) Continuous Improvement
16 39 (8.57%) Open Source
17 37 (8.13%) Architectural Design
18 34 (7.47%) Scaled Agile Framework
19 33 (7.25%) Software Engineering
20 32 (7.03%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 151 (33.19%) Java
2 136 (29.89%) Python
3 79 (17.36%) Kotlin
4 76 (16.70%) JavaScript
5 72 (15.82%) SQL
6 56 (12.31%) Bash Shell
7 48 (10.55%) PowerShell
8 46 (10.11%) C#
9 45 (9.89%) Java 8
10 44 (9.67%) Apple Swift
11 31 (6.81%) Go
11 31 (6.81%) Ruby
12 25 (5.49%) Shell Script
13 21 (4.62%) Scala
14 19 (4.18%) TypeScript
15 14 (3.08%) C++
15 14 (3.08%) ES6
15 14 (3.08%) PL/SQL
16 12 (2.64%) PHP
17 11 (2.42%) Perl
Qualifications
1 50 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 40 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.18%) Degree
4 11 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.32%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.44%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.22%) CAPM
7 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.71%) QA
2 8 (1.76%) GDPR
3 5 (1.10%) SLA
3 5 (1.10%) WCAG
4 4 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.44%) GxP
5 2 (0.44%) NIST
6 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 149 (32.75%) Docker
2 34 (7.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.49%) vSphere
4 17 (3.74%) Active Directory
5 7 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.32%) GlusterFS
7 5 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.44%) KVM
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.44%) Xen
9 1 (0.22%) UAG
Systems Management
1 112 (24.62%) Kubernetes
2 109 (23.96%) Terraform
3 101 (22.20%) Ansible
4 78 (17.14%) Puppet
5 62 (13.63%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (9.67%) Packer
7 42 (9.23%) Grafana
8 36 (7.91%) Prometheus
9 20 (4.40%) ZABBIX
10 18 (3.96%) Kibana
11 13 (2.86%) Nagios
12 6 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
14 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Satellite
15 2 (0.44%) Argo
15 2 (0.44%) Data Guard
15 2 (0.44%) logstash
15 2 (0.44%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 84 (18.46%) Splunk
2 54 (11.87%) AppDynamics
3 37 (8.13%) Microsoft
4 36 (7.91%) Oracle
5 34 (7.47%) Atlassian
5 34 (7.47%) VMware
6 30 (6.59%) Google
7 15 (3.30%) Databricks
7 15 (3.30%) EMC
8 14 (3.08%) Dell
8 14 (3.08%) F5
9 13 (2.86%) Blue Coat
10 12 (2.64%) SaltStack
10 12 (2.64%) Sybase
11 8 (1.76%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.54%) IBM
12 7 (1.54%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.32%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.32%) Micro Focus
13 6 (1.32%) Zscaler