Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 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.

Salt
UK > England
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 516 682 590
Rank change year-on-year +166 -92 +85
Contract jobs citing Salt 66 131 267
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.16% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.09% 1.06% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 102 173
Median daily rate £550 £575 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% +10.50%
10th Percentile £174 £380 £378
90th Percentile £738 £656 £625
UK median daily rate £550 £575 £500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £52.50
UK median hourly rate - - £52.50

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 6,043 12,351 12,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.94% 15.04% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,027 8,264 8,168
Median daily rate £500 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.01% +7.03%
10th Percentile £289 £313 £288
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 300 297
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.57 £18.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.42% +4.60% -10.90%
10th Percentile £12.93 £12.00 £11.81
90th Percentile £47.29 £49.55 £50.10
Median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £18.71
% change year-on-year +17.50% +6.89% -18.65%

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Salt in England

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Salt in England

Salt
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Salt in England over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 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
North of England +91 40 £575 +4.55%
Yorkshire +83 25 £675 +44.39%
London +145 20 £525 -10.64% 9
North West +42 15 £494 -12.22%
South East +132 4 £133 -71.94%
Salt
UK

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 62 (93.94%) Puppet
2 60 (90.91%) Opscode Chef
3 59 (89.39%) Ansible
4 58 (87.88%) Python
5 57 (86.36%) Configuration Management
6 54 (81.82%) Jenkins
7 52 (78.79%) AWS
8 50 (75.76%) Terraform
9 45 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (66.67%) Kubernetes
11 41 (62.12%) DevOps
12 40 (60.61%) Git (software)
12 40 (60.61%) CircleCI
13 39 (59.09%) Linux
14 33 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (48.48%) Azure
16 31 (46.97%) Open Source
16 31 (46.97%) Task Automation
17 27 (40.91%) Google
17 27 (40.91%) Continuous Delivery
18 26 (39.39%) Docker
19 25 (37.88%) JavaScript
19 25 (37.88%) TCP/IP
19 25 (37.88%) GCP
20 24 (36.36%) HTTP
20 24 (36.36%) Bash Shell
21 23 (34.85%) Infrastructure Automation
22 22 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
23 21 (31.82%) Perl
24 19 (28.79%) Ruby

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 2 (3.03%) Apache
2 1 (1.52%) CMS
2 1 (1.52%) lighttpd
2 1 (1.52%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 52 (78.79%) AWS
2 32 (48.48%) Azure
3 25 (37.88%) GCP
4 15 (22.73%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (9.09%) IaaS
6 4 (6.06%) npm
7 2 (3.03%) Datadog
7 2 (3.03%) GitHub
7 2 (3.03%) PaaS
7 2 (3.03%) Yarn
8 1 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.52%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.52%) CloudFront
8 1 (1.52%) Route 53
8 1 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (37.88%) TCP/IP
2 24 (36.36%) HTTP
3 6 (9.09%) DNS
4 4 (6.06%) DHCP
5 2 (3.03%) Firewall
6 1 (1.52%) Internet
6 1 (1.52%) Network Security
6 1 (1.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) MySQL
2 2 (3.03%) Big Data
2 2 (3.03%) Cosmos DB
2 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.52%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 54 (81.82%) Jenkins
2 40 (60.61%) CircleCI
2 40 (60.61%) Git (software)
3 15 (22.73%) Travis CI
4 11 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (6.06%) Hudson
6 3 (4.55%) GitLab
7 2 (3.03%) Bitbucket
7 2 (3.03%) Gerrit
7 2 (3.03%) Gradle
7 2 (3.03%) Maven
8 1 (1.52%) Liquibase
8 1 (1.52%) Spinnaker
8 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (10.61%) Public Sector
2 3 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (45.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (27.27%) Senior DevOps
3 15 (22.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) Operations Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) Web Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
6 6 (9.09%) WebOps Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Deskside Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Web Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Head of Operations
9 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Platform Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) Node.js
2 2 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (3.03%) Express
2 2 (3.03%) LAMP
2 2 (3.03%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (3.03%) Spring
2 2 (3.03%) Svelte
2 2 (3.03%) Web Services
3 1 (1.52%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.52%) Kafka
3 1 (1.52%) LDAP
3 1 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.52%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.55%) Clustering
2 3 (4.55%) PKI
3 2 (3.03%) Blog
3 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.03%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (59.09%) Linux
2 9 (13.64%) Unix
3 4 (6.06%) Mac OS X
3 4 (6.06%) Windows
3 4 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.03%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.52%) CentOS
6 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (86.36%) Configuration Management
2 45 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (62.12%) DevOps
4 33 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (46.97%) Open Source
5 31 (46.97%) Task Automation
6 27 (40.91%) Continuous Delivery
7 23 (34.85%) Infrastructure Automation
8 22 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
9 16 (24.24%) Infrastructure as Code
10 14 (21.21%) Web Operations
11 12 (18.18%) Collaborative Working
12 11 (16.67%) Mentoring
13 10 (15.15%) Technical Debt
14 9 (13.64%) High Availability
15 8 (12.12%) Test Automation
16 5 (7.58%) Load Balancing
16 5 (7.58%) Scrum
17 4 (6.06%) Kanban
18 3 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 58 (87.88%) Python
2 25 (37.88%) JavaScript
3 24 (36.36%) Bash Shell
4 21 (31.82%) Perl
5 19 (28.79%) Ruby
6 7 (10.61%) C
6 7 (10.61%) Go
6 7 (10.61%) PowerShell
7 6 (9.09%) Java
8 4 (6.06%) Groovy
9 2 (3.03%) Java 8
9 2 (3.03%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) BPSS Clearance
1 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.55%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.18%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (39.39%) Docker
2 5 (7.58%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.06%) KVM
3 4 (6.06%) NFS
3 4 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.52%) zsh
Systems Management
1 62 (93.94%) Puppet
2 60 (90.91%) Opscode Chef
3 59 (89.39%) Ansible
4 50 (75.76%) Terraform
5 44 (66.67%) Kubernetes
6 14 (21.21%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (10.61%) Grafana
8 4 (6.06%) Graylog
8 4 (6.06%) Rancher
8 4 (6.06%) ZABBIX
9 3 (4.55%) Pacemaker
9 3 (4.55%) Prometheus
10 1 (1.52%) Consul
10 1 (1.52%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (1.52%) HAProxy
10 1 (1.52%) Packer
Vendors
1 27 (40.91%) Google
2 8 (12.12%) SaltStack
3 4 (6.06%) SolarWinds
3 4 (6.06%) VMware
4 3 (4.55%) Aspera
4 3 (4.55%) Signiant
4 3 (4.55%) Splunk
4 3 (4.55%) Veritas
5 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.52%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.52%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.52%) TOWER Software