Period
to 26 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GitLab skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GitLab over the 6 months to 26 July 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.

GitLab
UK > England
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 233 196 372
Rank change year-on-year -37 +176 +107
Contract jobs citing GitLab 646 444 584
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.14% 1.33% 0.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.50% 7.21% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 337 378
10th Percentile £383 £375 £413
25th Percentile £438 £461 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £547 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.02% -0.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £600 £640 £624
90th Percentile £668 £750 £660
UK median daily rate £525 £531 £538
% change year-on-year -1.18% -1.16% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
10th Percentile £32.98 " "
25th Percentile £39.50 " £10.25
Median hourly rate £44.25 £30.00 £10.50
Median % change year-on-year +47.50% +185.71% -
75th Percentile £59.58 " £10.75
90th Percentile £60.00 " "
UK median hourly rate £58.25 £30.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year +94.17% +185.71% -

GitLab is in the Development Applications 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 development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 9,931 6,158 16,419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.57% 18.44% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,652 4,342 11,043
10th Percentile £356 £338 £340
25th Percentile £419 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £485
Median % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 84 214
10th Percentile £25.35 £22.17 £20.73
25th Percentile £41.00 £41.97 £39.06
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £51.19
90th Percentile £66.90 £63.53 £55.35
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%

GitLab
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for GitLab in England

GitLab
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for GitLab in England

GitLab
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GitLab in England over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for GitLab in England

GitLab
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for GitLab in England

GitLab
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing GitLab in England over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for GitLab in England

GitLab
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 GitLab within the England region over the 6 months to 26 July 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 -74 313 £550 - 117
North of England -40 109 £475 -9.52% 49
North West -18 62 £405 -16.06% 32
Midlands -1 48 £500 - 22
West Midlands -2 46 £504 +0.70% 17
South East -19 42 £483 -5.39% 27
East of England +14 37 £500 -9.09% 17
Yorkshire -37 25 £513 -14.58% 10
North East +4 23 £594 +25.66% 7
South West +3 14 £500 -16.67% 21
East Midlands -12 2 £458 +1.67% 5
GitLab
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing GitLab 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 GitLab.

1 329 (50.93%) DevOps
2 294 (45.51%) AWS
3 288 (44.58%) Jenkins
4 268 (41.49%) Docker
5 237 (36.69%) Kubernetes
6 235 (36.38%) Agile Software Development
7 232 (35.91%) Python
8 230 (35.60%) Terraform
9 222 (34.37%) Java
10 200 (30.96%) Linux
11 173 (26.78%) Git (software)
12 157 (24.30%) Azure
13 155 (23.99%) Microservices
14 153 (23.68%) Ansible
15 139 (21.52%) Software Engineering
16 131 (20.28%) JIRA
17 126 (19.50%) Continuous Integration
18 125 (19.35%) SQL
19 114 (17.65%) JavaScript
19 114 (17.65%) Security Cleared
20 110 (17.03%) Bash Shell
20 110 (17.03%) Scrum
21 106 (16.41%) GitHub
22 100 (15.48%) Test Automation
23 96 (14.86%) SC Cleared
24 93 (14.40%) Social Skills
25 92 (14.24%) Infrastructure as Code
26 90 (13.93%) Maven
27 84 (13.00%) Confluence
28 83 (12.85%) Spring

GitLab
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 84 (13.00%) Confluence
2 31 (4.80%) Apache
3 30 (4.64%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (4.49%) Apache Spark
5 26 (4.02%) SAS
6 13 (2.01%) nginx
7 11 (1.70%) Apache Airflow
8 10 (1.55%) OpenStack
8 10 (1.55%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.62%) CMS
10 4 (0.62%) Drupal
11 2 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.31%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.31%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.31%) Wowza Streaming Engine
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (1.39%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.31%) Figma
2 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.93%) assyst
2 4 (0.62%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.15%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 294 (45.51%) AWS
2 157 (24.30%) Azure
3 106 (16.41%) GitHub
4 79 (12.23%) GCP
5 51 (7.89%) AWS CloudFormation
6 50 (7.74%) Amazon EKS
7 38 (5.88%) Amazon ECS
8 37 (5.73%) Serverless
9 29 (4.49%) PaaS
10 28 (4.33%) AWS Lambda
11 27 (4.18%) OpenShift
12 26 (4.02%) Amazon EC2
13 22 (3.41%) IaaS
14 20 (3.10%) Power Platform
14 20 (3.10%) SaaS
15 18 (2.79%) Route 53
16 16 (2.48%) Amazon S3
17 15 (2.32%) Kong
18 14 (2.17%) npm
19 13 (2.01%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.32%) Firewall
2 11 (1.70%) DNS
2 11 (1.70%) VPN
3 8 (1.24%) HTTP
4 6 (0.93%) IPv4
4 6 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (0.93%) Wireless
5 5 (0.77%) Broadband
5 5 (0.77%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.62%) DECT
6 4 (0.62%) OpenVPN
7 3 (0.46%) Calico
7 3 (0.46%) Internet
7 3 (0.46%) IPv6
7 3 (0.46%) LAN
7 3 (0.46%) Multicast
7 3 (0.46%) PPP
7 3 (0.46%) UPnP
7 3 (0.46%) WAN
8 2 (0.31%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (10.99%) PostgreSQL
2 53 (8.20%) NoSQL
3 48 (7.43%) MongoDB
4 44 (6.81%) Big Data
5 43 (6.66%) Hadoop
6 42 (6.50%) MySQL
7 31 (4.80%) SQL Server
8 26 (4.02%) Apache Cassandra
8 26 (4.02%) Redis
9 24 (3.72%) Apache Hive
9 24 (3.72%) Pentaho
10 20 (3.10%) Power BI
11 19 (2.94%) Data Lake
11 19 (2.94%) Impala
12 17 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
12 17 (2.63%) Relational Database
13 11 (1.70%) Amazon Redshift
14 10 (1.55%) BigQuery
14 10 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 288 (44.58%) Jenkins
2 173 (26.78%) Git (software)
3 131 (20.28%) JIRA
4 90 (13.93%) Maven
5 72 (11.15%) Bitbucket
6 46 (7.12%) Artifactory
7 43 (6.66%) Cucumber
8 41 (6.35%) Sonatype Nexus
9 35 (5.42%) JUnit
10 34 (5.26%) SonarQube
11 33 (5.11%) Jasmine
12 25 (3.87%) Selenium
13 22 (3.41%) Gradle
14 19 (2.94%) Cypress.io
15 18 (2.79%) Karma Test Runner
16 16 (2.48%) JMeter
17 14 (2.17%) TeamCity
18 13 (2.01%) Postman
18 13 (2.01%) Subversion
19 12 (1.86%) REST Assured
General
1 93 (14.40%) Social Skills
2 67 (10.37%) Finance
3 61 (9.44%) Public Sector
4 37 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (3.72%) Presentation Skills
6 23 (3.56%) Games
7 14 (2.17%) Banking
8 13 (2.01%) Electronics
8 13 (2.01%) Influencing Skills
9 12 (1.86%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.55%) Documentation Skills
11 8 (1.24%) Manufacturing
12 7 (1.08%) Marketing
13 6 (0.93%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.77%) Front Office
15 4 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.62%) Law
16 3 (0.46%) Retail
17 2 (0.31%) Back Office
17 2 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 201 (31.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 165 (25.54%) Developer
3 54 (8.36%) AWS Engineer
4 46 (7.12%) Java Developer
5 43 (6.66%) AWS DevOps
6 40 (6.19%) Azure Engineer
7 39 (6.04%) Architect
8 38 (5.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 33 (5.11%) Software Engineer
10 28 (4.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 25 (3.87%) Senior Developer
12 24 (3.72%) Data Engineer
13 23 (3.56%) .NET Developer
13 23 (3.56%) Lead DevOps
14 21 (3.25%) Azure DevOps
14 21 (3.25%) Full Stack Developer
15 20 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
16 17 (2.63%) Cloud Engineer
17 15 (2.32%) Lead DevOps Engineer
17 15 (2.32%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (12.85%) React
1 83 (12.85%) Spring
2 79 (12.23%) Node.js
3 74 (11.46%) Spring Boot
4 65 (10.06%) REST
5 61 (9.44%) AngularJS
5 61 (9.44%) Kafka
6 52 (8.05%) Web Services
7 48 (7.43%) HTML
8 39 (6.04%) RESTful
9 35 (5.42%) .NET
10 33 (5.11%) Elastic Stack
11 28 (4.33%) CSS
12 27 (4.18%) YAML
13 26 (4.02%) RabbitMQ
14 24 (3.72%) Express
15 20 (3.10%) Jest
16 19 (2.94%) Redux
17 18 (2.79%) Hibernate
18 17 (2.63%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (3.25%) Linux Command Line
2 19 (2.94%) Public Cloud
3 18 (2.79%) Data Centre
3 18 (2.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
5 13 (2.01%) User Experience
6 12 (1.86%) Cloud Native
7 10 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.55%) Life Science
7 10 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.39%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.39%) Legacy Systems
8 9 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (1.24%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.77%) Augmented Reality
10 5 (0.77%) Legacy Code
10 5 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.77%) PKI
11 4 (0.62%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 200 (30.96%) Linux
2 62 (9.60%) Unix
3 45 (6.97%) Windows
4 40 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (3.41%) CentOS
6 18 (2.79%) Android
6 18 (2.79%) Windows Server
7 17 (2.63%) Ubuntu
8 13 (2.01%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.24%) OpenWrt
9 8 (1.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.77%) AIX
10 5 (0.77%) Solaris
11 3 (0.46%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.15%) Alpine Linux
12 1 (0.15%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.15%) Robot Operating System
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (50.93%) DevOps
2 235 (36.38%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (23.99%) Microservices
4 139 (21.52%) Software Engineering
5 126 (19.50%) Continuous Integration
6 110 (17.03%) Scrum
7 100 (15.48%) Test Automation
8 92 (14.24%) Infrastructure as Code
9 79 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
10 60 (9.29%) TDD
11 59 (9.13%) Configuration Management
12 56 (8.67%) Analytics
13 53 (8.20%) BDD
14 38 (5.88%) Open Source
15 36 (5.57%) OO
16 35 (5.42%) Continuous Deployment
17 33 (5.11%) Infrastructure Automation
18 30 (4.64%) Test Strategy
19 29 (4.49%) Data Modelling
20 28 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 232 (35.91%) Python
2 222 (34.37%) Java
3 125 (19.35%) SQL
4 114 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 110 (17.03%) Bash Shell
6 56 (8.67%) PowerShell
7 49 (7.59%) TypeScript
8 45 (6.97%) Shell Script
9 37 (5.73%) Go
10 23 (3.56%) Ruby
11 21 (3.25%) C#
11 21 (3.25%) C++
11 21 (3.25%) Scala
12 20 (3.10%) Perl
13 16 (2.48%) C
13 16 (2.48%) PL/SQL
14 15 (2.32%) ES6
15 13 (2.01%) Kotlin
16 10 (1.55%) Java 11
17 9 (1.39%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 114 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 96 (14.86%) SC Cleared
3 29 (4.49%) Degree
4 17 (2.63%) DV Cleared
5 14 (2.17%) Master's Degree
6 10 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.46%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.31%) CCA
8 2 (0.31%) CCNP
8 2 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.15%) CISSP
9 1 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.15%) OCP
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (7.12%) QA
2 9 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.08%) Accessibility
4 6 (0.93%) SLA
5 4 (0.62%) JTAG
6 2 (0.31%) GDPR
6 2 (0.31%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 268 (41.49%) Docker
2 17 (2.63%) HDFS
3 12 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.39%) Active Directory
5 8 (1.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (1.24%) iptables
6 7 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.46%) Firmware
9 2 (0.31%) Ceph
10 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.15%) KVM
10 1 (0.15%) NDS
10 1 (0.15%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.15%) NFS
10 1 (0.15%) QEMU
10 1 (0.15%) Samba
10 1 (0.15%) vCloud
10 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 237 (36.69%) Kubernetes
2 230 (35.60%) Terraform
3 153 (23.68%) Ansible
4 53 (8.20%) Puppet
5 44 (6.81%) Grafana
5 44 (6.81%) Prometheus
6 31 (4.80%) Packer
7 27 (4.18%) Rancher
8 26 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
9 25 (3.87%) Kibana
10 22 (3.41%) Istio
11 19 (2.94%) Docker Swarm
12 15 (2.32%) Consul
13 12 (1.86%) logstash
14 8 (1.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 8 (1.24%) vRealize
15 7 (1.08%) Nagios
16 6 (0.93%) Fluentd
16 6 (0.93%) vRealize Orchestrator
17 5 (0.77%) Icinga
Vendors
1 43 (6.66%) Oracle
2 37 (5.73%) Red Hat
3 35 (5.42%) Cloudera
4 30 (4.64%) Splunk
5 29 (4.49%) Google
6 24 (3.72%) Microsoft
7 21 (3.25%) Talend
8 20 (3.10%) IBM
8 20 (3.10%) VMware
9 18 (2.79%) ServiceNow
10 14 (2.17%) Cisco
11 13 (2.01%) Databricks
12 12 (1.86%) Hortonworks
13 11 (1.70%) SAP
14 10 (1.55%) Atlassian
14 10 (1.55%) SaltStack
15 9 (1.39%) Informatica
15 9 (1.39%) Twitter
16 8 (1.24%) Remedy
17 7 (1.08%) Apple