Period
to 23 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 184 217 254
Rank change year-on-year +33 +37 +31
Contract jobs citing GitHub 1,160 1,229 962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.50% 1.30% 1.04%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.10% 5.47% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 825 717
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £360 £352 £350
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 27
England median hourly rate £35.00 £100.00 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.00% +60.00% +92.31%
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £100.00 £62.50
% change year-on-year -57.50% +60.00% +92.31%

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 22,728 22,462 15,232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.41% 23.76% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,703 15,666 10,597
England median daily rate £500 £480 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £275
90th Percentile £660 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +4.21% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 312 210
England median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% +9.45%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £57.38 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +11.11%

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 October 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GitHub in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor 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 23 October 2019. 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 +17 644 £550 +4.76% 165
North of England +90 234 £450 +6.13% 58
South East +43 158 £479 +0.79% 53
Yorkshire +81 132 £500 +11.11% 19
Midlands +50 66 £475 +5.56% 22
North West +21 63 £400 - 34
West Midlands +12 46 £475 +5.56% 7
North East +42 39 £385 +10.00% 5
East of England +8 32 £435 -8.42% 14
East Midlands +43 20 £475 -20.83% 15
South West -18 18 £450 +9.76% 19
GitHub
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 601 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
2 508 (43.79%) Jenkins
3 489 (42.16%) DevOps
4 420 (36.21%) Git (software)
5 403 (34.74%) Java
6 402 (34.66%) Python
7 379 (32.67%) AWS
8 354 (30.52%) JavaScript
9 336 (28.97%) Docker
10 309 (26.64%) JIRA
11 294 (25.34%) Ansible
12 288 (24.83%) Azure
13 278 (23.97%) SQL
14 247 (21.29%) Linux
15 240 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
16 234 (20.17%) Test Automation
17 224 (19.31%) Scrum
18 218 (18.79%) Node.js
19 202 (17.41%) Confluence
20 199 (17.16%) Finance
21 190 (16.38%) C#
21 190 (16.38%) TDD
22 179 (15.43%) Kubernetes
23 177 (15.26%) AngularJS
24 172 (14.83%) Selenium
25 167 (14.40%) Open Source
25 167 (14.40%) Terraform
26 160 (13.79%) Software Engineering
27 155 (13.36%) JSON
28 151 (13.02%) React

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
1 202 (17.41%) Confluence
2 63 (5.43%) Apache
3 44 (3.79%) Apache Spark
4 42 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
5 40 (3.45%) IIS
6 39 (3.36%) nginx
7 32 (2.76%) Tomcat
8 24 (2.07%) WebSphere
9 23 (1.98%) Cloud Foundry
10 20 (1.72%) JBoss
11 19 (1.64%) OpenStack
12 17 (1.47%) WebLogic
13 16 (1.38%) CMS
14 14 (1.21%) Apache Airflow
14 14 (1.21%) Mule
15 13 (1.12%) Jupyter
16 11 (0.95%) Anypoint
17 10 (0.86%) Magnolia
18 8 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
19 7 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.60%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.26%) InDesign
3 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.086%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.086%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (0.78%) Sonata
2 7 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.26%) CA PPM
6 2 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.17%) Magento
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.17%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.086%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.086%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 379 (32.67%) AWS
2 288 (24.83%) Azure
3 104 (8.97%) Serverless
4 89 (7.67%) AWS Lambda
5 81 (6.98%) GCP
6 72 (6.21%) Amazon EC2
7 69 (5.95%) Amazon S3
8 59 (5.09%) Slack
9 54 (4.66%) npm
10 53 (4.57%) Amazon ECS
11 49 (4.22%) PaaS
12 44 (3.79%) AWS CloudFormation
13 40 (3.45%) Route 53
14 38 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
15 31 (2.67%) Power Platform
16 28 (2.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 27 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 26 (2.24%) CloudFront
19 25 (2.16%) Amazon SQS
19 25 (2.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.28%) HTTP
2 36 (3.10%) TCP/IP
3 31 (2.67%) SSL
4 20 (1.72%) Internet
5 14 (1.21%) SAN
6 12 (1.03%) NAS
7 11 (0.95%) Firewall
7 11 (0.95%) VPN
8 10 (0.86%) DNS
8 10 (0.86%) DSL
9 8 (0.69%) FTP
10 7 (0.60%) Intranet
11 6 (0.52%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.43%) Network Security
13 4 (0.34%) NetScaler
14 3 (0.26%) AMQP
14 3 (0.26%) BIG-IP
14 3 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
15 2 (0.17%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (11.47%) SQL Server
2 93 (8.02%) Big Data
3 90 (7.76%) MySQL
4 69 (5.95%) Relational Database
5 61 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
6 54 (4.66%) NoSQL
7 51 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
8 47 (4.05%) Amazon RDS
9 46 (3.97%) Hadoop
10 40 (3.45%) MongoDB
11 39 (3.36%) Amazon Redshift
12 38 (3.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 33 (2.84%) Redis
14 31 (2.67%) Oracle Database
14 31 (2.67%) Power BI
15 27 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
16 23 (1.98%) Apache Hive
17 21 (1.81%) RDBMS
17 21 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 20 (1.72%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 508 (43.79%) Jenkins
2 420 (36.21%) Git (software)
3 309 (26.64%) JIRA
4 172 (14.83%) Selenium
5 137 (11.81%) Cucumber
6 132 (11.38%) Maven
7 115 (9.91%) Sonatype Nexus
8 69 (5.95%) Gradle
8 69 (5.95%) JUnit
9 68 (5.86%) GitLab
10 63 (5.43%) Bitbucket
11 62 (5.34%) SonarQube
12 56 (4.83%) TeamCity
13 55 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
14 46 (3.97%) Visual Studio Team System
15 44 (3.79%) Karma Test Runner
16 43 (3.71%) Subversion
17 39 (3.36%) Mockito
18 36 (3.10%) Gatling
19 34 (2.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 199 (17.16%) Finance
2 91 (7.84%) Banking
3 66 (5.69%) Front Office
4 53 (4.57%) Public Sector
5 37 (3.19%) Publishing
6 25 (2.16%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.55%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.55%) Retail Banking
8 17 (1.47%) Marketing
9 16 (1.38%) Law
10 15 (1.29%) Retail
11 14 (1.21%) Games
12 12 (1.03%) Legal
12 12 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.86%) Electronics
14 5 (0.43%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.43%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.26%) Back Office
15 3 (0.26%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.086%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 453 (39.05%) Developer
2 204 (17.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 102 (8.79%) Software Engineer
4 99 (8.53%) AWS Engineer
5 90 (7.76%) Architect
6 62 (5.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 59 (5.09%) Java Developer
8 51 (4.40%) AWS Software Engineer
9 50 (4.31%) AWS Architect
10 47 (4.05%) Cloud Engineer
11 40 (3.45%) Consultant
12 36 (3.10%) AWS DevOps
13 35 (3.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 35 (3.02%) Lead Software Engineer
14 34 (2.93%) Data Engineer
14 34 (2.93%) Senior Developer
15 33 (2.84%) Full Stack Developer
16 31 (2.67%) JavaScript Developer
17 30 (2.59%) Python Developer
18 29 (2.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (18.79%) Node.js
2 177 (15.26%) AngularJS
3 155 (13.36%) JSON
4 151 (13.02%) React
5 146 (12.59%) HTML
5 146 (12.59%) Web Services
6 140 (12.07%) CSS
7 124 (10.69%) REST
8 122 (10.52%) Spring
9 112 (9.66%) .NET
10 105 (9.05%) RESTful
11 96 (8.28%) HTML5
12 81 (6.98%) Spring Boot
13 76 (6.55%) XML
14 69 (5.95%) jQuery
15 65 (5.60%) CSS3
16 64 (5.52%) Kafka
17 53 (4.57%) Gherkin
18 52 (4.48%) Sass
19 51 (4.40%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 108 (9.31%) User Experience
2 53 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (4.22%) Derivative
3 49 (4.22%) Fixed Income
3 49 (4.22%) Mobile App
4 39 (3.36%) Public Cloud
5 34 (2.93%) Blog
6 33 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
7 29 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
8 27 (2.33%) Cloud Native
9 22 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (1.64%) Replication
11 18 (1.55%) Management Information System
12 17 (1.47%) PKI
12 17 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
13 15 (1.29%) Algorithms
14 14 (1.21%) Clustering
14 14 (1.21%) Virtual Team
15 11 (0.95%) NHS
16 9 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 247 (21.29%) Linux
2 144 (12.41%) Windows
3 132 (11.38%) Unix
4 51 (4.40%) Apple iOS
5 46 (3.97%) Android
6 36 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (2.59%) Windows Server
8 21 (1.81%) Ubuntu
9 16 (1.38%) CentOS
10 13 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.78%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.78%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.60%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.43%) Debian
14 5 (0.43%) Solaris
15 3 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.26%) VMS
16 1 (0.086%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 601 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
2 489 (42.16%) DevOps
3 240 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
4 234 (20.17%) Test Automation
5 224 (19.31%) Scrum
6 190 (16.38%) TDD
7 167 (14.40%) Open Source
8 160 (13.79%) Software Engineering
9 149 (12.84%) Microservices
10 136 (11.72%) Configuration Management
11 129 (11.12%) Kanban
12 127 (10.95%) Front End Development
13 116 (10.00%) Mentoring
14 111 (9.57%) Analytics
15 109 (9.40%) BDD
16 91 (7.84%) Migration
17 84 (7.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 76 (6.55%) Infrastructure as Code
18 76 (6.55%) Web Development
19 74 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 403 (34.74%) Java
2 402 (34.66%) Python
3 354 (30.52%) JavaScript
4 278 (23.97%) SQL
5 190 (16.38%) C#
6 107 (9.22%) PowerShell
7 105 (9.05%) Bash Shell
8 68 (5.86%) C++
9 67 (5.78%) ES6
10 64 (5.52%) Ruby
11 58 (5.00%) Shell Script
12 53 (4.57%) Perl
12 53 (4.57%) Scala
13 50 (4.31%) Go
13 50 (4.31%) TypeScript
14 48 (4.14%) PHP
15 47 (4.05%) Java 8
16 42 (3.62%) T-SQL
17 36 (3.10%) Apple Swift
18 31 (2.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 117 (10.09%) Security Cleared
2 96 (8.28%) SC Cleared
3 44 (3.79%) Degree
4 22 (1.90%) AWS Certification
5 17 (1.47%) ISTQB
6 15 (1.29%) ISEB
7 13 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (0.78%) Master's Degree
9 8 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (0.69%) MCSA
9 8 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.60%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.34%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.26%) CISA
13 3 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.26%) CISMP
13 3 (0.26%) CISSP
13 3 (0.26%) ISSMP
13 3 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.60%) QA
2 19 (1.64%) WCAG
3 6 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.43%) GDPR
4 5 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.17%) NIST
6 2 (0.17%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.086%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.086%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.086%) HL7
7 1 (0.086%) PMO
7 1 (0.086%) PSD2
System Software
1 336 (28.97%) Docker
2 41 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.07%) Active Directory
4 15 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.95%) vSphere
6 9 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.52%) KVM
7 6 (0.52%) VirtualBox
7 6 (0.52%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.43%) HDFS
8 5 (0.43%) Snort
9 4 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (0.26%) Firmware
10 3 (0.26%) oVirt
10 3 (0.26%) Varnish
10 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.17%) vCloud
12 1 (0.086%) Ceph
12 1 (0.086%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 294 (25.34%) Ansible
2 179 (15.43%) Kubernetes
3 167 (14.40%) Terraform
4 118 (10.17%) Puppet
5 102 (8.79%) Opscode Chef
6 55 (4.74%) Grafana
7 34 (2.93%) Kibana
8 24 (2.07%) Packer
9 20 (1.72%) Prometheus
10 18 (1.55%) Salt
10 18 (1.55%) SCCM
11 14 (1.21%) Graphite
12 12 (1.03%) Nagios
13 10 (0.86%) Hadoop YARN
13 10 (0.86%) WMI
13 10 (0.86%) ZABBIX
14 8 (0.69%) HAProxy
14 8 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
14 8 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 115 (9.91%) Microsoft
2 111 (9.57%) Google
3 108 (9.31%) Oracle
4 86 (7.41%) Splunk
5 59 (5.09%) Atlassian
6 57 (4.91%) VMware
7 49 (4.22%) Bloomberg
7 49 (4.22%) Reuters
8 37 (3.19%) MuleSoft
9 31 (2.67%) Citrix
9 31 (2.67%) IBM
10 26 (2.24%) Greenplum
11 25 (2.16%) SAP
12 24 (2.07%) AppDynamics
12 24 (2.07%) Red Hat
13 20 (1.72%) Adobe
13 20 (1.72%) Cisco
14 16 (1.38%) EMC
15 15 (1.29%) HP
16 13 (1.12%) ServiceNow