Period
to 19 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Salt skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Salt over the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Salt
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 632 664 740
Rank change year-on-year +32 +76 -27
Contract jobs citing Salt 129 203 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.16% 1.47% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 137 84
England median daily rate £550 £503 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.45% +0.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £374 £410 £400
90th Percentile £750 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK median hourly rate - - £40.00

Salt is in the Systems Management 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 systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11,099 13,810 11,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.51% 14.62% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,571 9,414 7,509
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £269 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 372 262
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.53% -24.14%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.25 £10.76
90th Percentile £50.60 £46.98 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.27% - -22.22%

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Salt as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Salt in England

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Salt in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Salt in England

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Salt in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Salt in England

Salt
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 Salt within the England region over the 6 months to 19 November 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 +40 73 £625 +13.64% 22
North of England +18 33 £500 - 3
Yorkshire +34 24 £500 +2.30% 2
North West -11 9 £385 -33.04%
South West 0 8 £650 +52.94% 1
South East +41 6 £538 +13.16% 3
Midlands +42 5 - - 1
East Midlands +27 5 - - 1
East of England +13 1 £700 +40.00%
Salt
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Salt 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 Salt.

1 126 (97.67%) Puppet
2 111 (86.05%) Opscode Chef
3 104 (80.62%) Python
4 95 (73.64%) DevOps
5 92 (71.32%) Ansible
6 89 (68.99%) Configuration Management
7 86 (66.67%) AWS
8 83 (64.34%) Linux
9 63 (48.84%) Ruby
10 62 (48.06%) Bash Shell
11 61 (47.29%) Agile Software Development
12 58 (44.96%) Jenkins
13 55 (42.64%) Kubernetes
14 53 (41.09%) Docker
15 52 (40.31%) Terraform
15 52 (40.31%) Git (software)
16 48 (37.21%) Java
17 44 (34.11%) Perl
18 38 (29.46%) Azure
19 33 (25.58%) MySQL
20 32 (24.81%) Windows
20 32 (24.81%) Continuous Integration
21 30 (23.26%) TCP/IP
22 29 (22.48%) Infrastructure as Code
23 27 (20.93%) HTTP
24 26 (20.16%) Red Hat
24 26 (20.16%) Subversion
24 26 (20.16%) PostgreSQL
24 26 (20.16%) Open Source
24 26 (20.16%) Deployment Automation

Salt
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 10 (7.75%) Confluence
1 10 (7.75%) OpenStack
2 8 (6.20%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (6.20%) nginx
3 7 (5.43%) Jetty
3 7 (5.43%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.65%) Apache Spark
4 6 (4.65%) JBoss
4 6 (4.65%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 6 (4.65%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.10%) Apache
6 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.78%) IIS
7 1 (0.78%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.78%) Mule
7 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.78%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.78%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 86 (66.67%) AWS
2 38 (29.46%) Azure
3 26 (20.16%) GCP
4 19 (14.73%) IaaS
5 16 (12.40%) GitHub
6 14 (10.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (9.30%) PaaS
8 11 (8.53%) SaaS
9 9 (6.98%) Route 53
10 8 (6.20%) OpenShift
11 7 (5.43%) Datadog
12 6 (4.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (3.88%) npm
13 5 (3.88%) Yarn
14 4 (3.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
16 2 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (1.55%) Amazon S3
16 2 (1.55%) CloudFront
16 2 (1.55%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 30 (23.26%) TCP/IP
2 27 (20.93%) HTTP
3 24 (18.60%) SSL
4 23 (17.83%) DNS
5 16 (12.40%) Firewall
6 10 (7.75%) DHCP
7 8 (6.20%) BGP
8 7 (5.43%) WAN
9 6 (4.65%) EIGRP
9 6 (4.65%) Multicast
9 6 (4.65%) SSH
9 6 (4.65%) VXLAN
9 6 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (3.88%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (3.88%) Internet
11 4 (3.10%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (3.10%) NetScaler
12 3 (2.33%) BIG-IP
12 3 (2.33%) VPN
13 2 (1.55%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (25.58%) MySQL
2 26 (20.16%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (18.60%) MongoDB
4 8 (6.20%) Hadoop
4 8 (6.20%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.10%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.10%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.10%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.33%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.55%) Big Data
7 2 (1.55%) BigQuery
7 2 (1.55%) Bigtable
7 2 (1.55%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.55%) Neo4j
7 2 (1.55%) Power BI
8 1 (0.78%) Redis
Development Applications
1 58 (44.96%) Jenkins
2 52 (40.31%) Git (software)
3 26 (20.16%) Subversion
4 16 (12.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 14 (10.85%) Maven
5 14 (10.85%) Vagrant
6 12 (9.30%) Gradle
7 11 (8.53%) Travis CI
8 10 (7.75%) JIRA
9 9 (6.98%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (6.20%) Ant
10 8 (6.20%) Bitbucket
11 7 (5.43%) CircleCI
11 7 (5.43%) FishEye
11 7 (5.43%) Hudson
12 6 (4.65%) ClearCase
12 6 (4.65%) IntelliJ
12 6 (4.65%) Leiningen
12 6 (4.65%) Mercurial
12 6 (4.65%) Poseidon for UML
General
1 22 (17.05%) Public Sector
2 18 (13.95%) Finance
3 4 (3.10%) Banking
4 2 (1.55%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.55%) Games
4 2 (1.55%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 51 (39.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (12.40%) Senior DevOps
3 14 (10.85%) Linux Engineer
4 13 (10.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 12 (9.30%) Architect
6 10 (7.75%) AWS Engineer
7 9 (6.98%) AWS DevOps
8 8 (6.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 8 (6.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 7 (5.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 6 (4.65%) Administrator
10 6 (4.65%) Network Engineer
11 5 (3.88%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (3.88%) Enterprise Architect
11 5 (3.88%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 5 (3.88%) Lead DevOps
12 4 (3.10%) Cloud Engineer
12 4 (3.10%) DevOps Administrator
12 4 (3.10%) DevOps Consultant
12 4 (3.10%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.50%) Web Services
2 16 (12.40%) Node.js
3 9 (6.98%) Spring
4 8 (6.20%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (6.20%) JSON
4 8 (6.20%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (5.43%) .NET
5 7 (5.43%) AngularJS
5 7 (5.43%) Django
5 7 (5.43%) React
6 6 (4.65%) ActiveMQ
6 6 (4.65%) Apache Camel
6 6 (4.65%) GWT
6 6 (4.65%) Hibernate
6 6 (4.65%) HTML
6 6 (4.65%) HTML5
6 6 (4.65%) JMS
6 6 (4.65%) jQuery
6 6 (4.65%) STL
6 6 (4.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.73%) Data Centre
2 14 (10.85%) Public Cloud
3 7 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.43%) User Experience
4 6 (4.65%) Derivative
5 5 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.10%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (3.10%) Private Cloud
6 4 (3.10%) Replication
7 3 (2.33%) Clustering
7 3 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.55%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.55%) Online Gambling
8 2 (1.55%) PMI
9 1 (0.78%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 83 (64.34%) Linux
2 32 (24.81%) Windows
3 21 (16.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (14.73%) Windows Server
5 15 (11.63%) CentOS
5 15 (11.63%) Unix
6 11 (8.53%) Ubuntu
7 8 (6.20%) Debian
8 6 (4.65%) Android
8 6 (4.65%) Apple iOS
8 6 (4.65%) Mac OS X
9 5 (3.88%) Solaris
10 1 (0.78%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.78%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (73.64%) DevOps
2 89 (68.99%) Configuration Management
3 61 (47.29%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (24.81%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (22.48%) Infrastructure as Code
6 26 (20.16%) Deployment Automation
6 26 (20.16%) Open Source
7 24 (18.60%) Scrum
8 20 (15.50%) Load Balancing
9 19 (14.73%) Task Automation
10 18 (13.95%) High Availability
10 18 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (13.18%) Continuous Delivery
11 17 (13.18%) Migration
12 16 (12.40%) Web Operations
13 14 (10.85%) Test Automation
14 12 (9.30%) Microservices
15 11 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (6.98%) Kanban
16 9 (6.98%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 104 (80.62%) Python
2 63 (48.84%) Ruby
3 62 (48.06%) Bash Shell
4 48 (37.21%) Java
5 44 (34.11%) Perl
6 23 (17.83%) PowerShell
7 21 (16.28%) Go
8 20 (15.50%) JavaScript
9 15 (11.63%) SQL
10 13 (10.08%) Scala
11 10 (7.75%) Groovy
12 9 (6.98%) C++
13 8 (6.20%) C
13 8 (6.20%) PHP
14 6 (4.65%) Clojure
14 6 (4.65%) ClojureScript
14 6 (4.65%) PL/SQL
14 6 (4.65%) Tcl
14 6 (4.65%) T-SQL
15 4 (3.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.08%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.20%) DBS Check
4 7 (5.43%) RHCSA
5 6 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (4.65%) Degree
6 5 (3.88%) CCNP
6 5 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.33%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.55%) CEH
8 2 (1.55%) MCTS
8 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.55%) OCPJP
8 2 (1.55%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.55%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.78%) CCIE
9 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.75%) QA
2 3 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (41.09%) Docker
2 12 (9.30%) Hyper-V
2 12 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.65%) VirtualBox
4 4 (3.10%) KVM
4 4 (3.10%) vSphere
5 3 (2.33%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.78%) LXC
6 1 (0.78%) Varnish
6 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 126 (97.67%) Puppet
2 111 (86.05%) Opscode Chef
3 92 (71.32%) Ansible
4 55 (42.64%) Kubernetes
5 52 (40.31%) Terraform
6 13 (10.08%) Packer
7 11 (8.53%) Grafana
8 8 (6.20%) Prometheus
9 7 (5.43%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (5.43%) Nagios
10 6 (4.65%) Mesos
11 5 (3.88%) Marathon
12 3 (2.33%) CFEngine
12 3 (2.33%) Graphite
12 3 (2.33%) HAProxy
13 2 (1.55%) Consul
13 2 (1.55%) Opsview
13 2 (1.55%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.78%) Istio
14 1 (0.78%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 26 (20.16%) Red Hat
2 18 (13.95%) Google
3 17 (13.18%) SaltStack
4 16 (12.40%) Splunk
5 14 (10.85%) VMware
6 13 (10.08%) Cisco
7 11 (8.53%) Microsoft
8 9 (6.98%) Oracle
9 7 (5.43%) Lets Encrypt
10 6 (4.65%) Arista
10 6 (4.65%) Cloudera
10 6 (4.65%) Hortonworks
10 6 (4.65%) HP
10 6 (4.65%) Intel
10 6 (4.65%) Palo Alto
10 6 (4.65%) Sybase
11 4 (3.10%) CheckPoint
11 4 (3.10%) Citrix
12 3 (2.33%) Atlassian
12 3 (2.33%) F5