Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 613 675 709
Rank change year-on-year +62 +34 -70
Contract jobs citing Salt 69 171 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.77% 1.27% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 104 105
England median daily rate £525 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +2.33% +7.50%
10th Percentile £270 £368 £400
90th Percentile £725 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 8,957 13,500 11,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.45% 14.87% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,046 9,090 7,766
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £275
90th Percentile £675 £663 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 330 248
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.20 £47.53 £47.60
UK median hourly rate £19.02 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.66% - -12.50%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 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 +95 31 £525 -8.70% 12
North of England +48 24 £475 -15.56% 4
North West +20 15 £463 -19.57% 2
Yorkshire +45 9 £481 -3.75% 2
East Midlands +44 5 - -
Midlands +43 5 - - 1
South East +85 4 £335 -39.02% 7
South West +31 4 £675 -
Salt
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 65 (94.20%) Puppet
2 64 (92.75%) Ansible
3 60 (86.96%) Opscode Chef
4 55 (79.71%) DevOps
5 53 (76.81%) Python
6 50 (72.46%) AWS
7 46 (66.67%) Terraform
8 45 (65.22%) Configuration Management
9 43 (62.32%) Docker
10 42 (60.87%) Kubernetes
11 41 (59.42%) Jenkins
11 41 (59.42%) Bash Shell
11 41 (59.42%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (49.28%) Linux
13 33 (47.83%) Ruby
14 25 (36.23%) Perl
14 25 (36.23%) Infrastructure as Code
15 23 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
16 21 (30.43%) Azure
17 19 (27.54%) Java
17 19 (27.54%) Travis CI
17 19 (27.54%) CircleCI
18 18 (26.09%) Task Automation
19 17 (24.64%) Docker Swarm
19 17 (24.64%) QA
19 17 (24.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 16 (23.19%) Scrum
21 15 (21.74%) Collaborative Working
21 15 (21.74%) Public Sector
22 14 (20.29%) DNS

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 5 (7.25%) OpenStack
2 3 (4.35%) Apache
3 2 (2.90%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.45%) Confluence
4 1 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.45%) JBoss
4 1 (1.45%) Jetty
4 1 (1.45%) lighttpd
4 1 (1.45%) nginx
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 50 (72.46%) AWS
2 23 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 21 (30.43%) Azure
4 11 (15.94%) GCP
5 8 (11.59%) IaaS
6 7 (10.14%) PaaS
7 4 (5.80%) GitHub
7 4 (5.80%) npm
7 4 (5.80%) Route 53
7 4 (5.80%) SaaS
8 3 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (2.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (2.90%) Amazon S3
9 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (2.90%) CloudFront
9 2 (2.90%) Datadog
9 2 (2.90%) Yarn
10 1 (1.45%) OpenShift
10 1 (1.45%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.29%) DNS
2 9 (13.04%) Firewall
2 9 (13.04%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.70%) DHCP
3 6 (8.70%) HTTP
4 3 (4.35%) BGP
4 3 (4.35%) SSL
4 3 (4.35%) WAN
5 2 (2.90%) EIGRP
5 2 (2.90%) FTP
5 2 (2.90%) Internet
5 2 (2.90%) IPsec
5 2 (2.90%) Multicast
5 2 (2.90%) VPN
5 2 (2.90%) VXLAN
5 2 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.45%) Extranet
6 1 (1.45%) LAN
6 1 (1.45%) MPLS
6 1 (1.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) MySQL
2 4 (5.80%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.90%) Big Data
4 2 (2.90%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.45%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.45%) BigQuery
5 1 (1.45%) Bigtable
5 1 (1.45%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.45%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.45%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (59.42%) Jenkins
2 19 (27.54%) CircleCI
2 19 (27.54%) Travis CI
3 17 (24.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 14 (20.29%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.80%) Hudson
6 3 (4.35%) GitLab
6 3 (4.35%) Gradle
6 3 (4.35%) Maven
6 3 (4.35%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.90%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.90%) Gerrit
7 2 (2.90%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.90%) Subversion
8 1 (1.45%) FishEye
8 1 (1.45%) Leiningen
8 1 (1.45%) Liquibase
8 1 (1.45%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.45%) Poseidon for UML
8 1 (1.45%) Spinnaker
General
1 15 (21.74%) Public Sector
2 6 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.45%) Front Office
3 1 (1.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (55.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (27.54%) Senior DevOps
3 17 (24.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Architect
4 6 (8.70%) AWS DevOps
5 5 (7.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) AWS Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Lead DevOps
6 4 (5.80%) Consultant
6 4 (5.80%) DevOps Consultant
6 4 (5.80%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Administrator
7 3 (4.35%) DevOps Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Platform Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.90%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) .NET
1 5 (7.25%) Node.js
2 4 (5.80%) LAMP
2 4 (5.80%) Spring
3 3 (4.35%) Django
3 3 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (4.35%) Flash
3 3 (4.35%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.90%) Express
4 2 (2.90%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.90%) JSON
4 2 (2.90%) Kafka
4 2 (2.90%) LDAP
4 2 (2.90%) REST
4 2 (2.90%) Svelte
4 2 (2.90%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (2.90%) Web Services
5 1 (1.45%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.45%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.04%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.35%) Clustering
3 3 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (4.35%) PKI
4 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.90%) Blog
4 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.45%) Derivative
5 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.45%) PMI
5 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (49.28%) Linux
2 8 (11.59%) Windows
3 6 (8.70%) CentOS
3 6 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (7.25%) Unix
4 5 (7.25%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.80%) Ubuntu
6 3 (4.35%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.90%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.90%) Solaris
8 1 (1.45%) Android
8 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (79.71%) DevOps
2 45 (65.22%) Configuration Management
3 41 (59.42%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (36.23%) Infrastructure as Code
5 18 (26.09%) Task Automation
6 16 (23.19%) Scrum
7 15 (21.74%) Collaborative Working
8 13 (18.84%) Load Balancing
9 11 (15.94%) Open Source
10 10 (14.49%) High Availability
11 9 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (13.04%) Migration
11 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (13.04%) Test Automation
12 7 (10.14%) Kanban
13 6 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
14 5 (7.25%) Continuous Delivery
14 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Automation
14 5 (7.25%) Microservices
14 5 (7.25%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (76.81%) Python
2 41 (59.42%) Bash Shell
3 33 (47.83%) Ruby
4 25 (36.23%) Perl
5 19 (27.54%) Java
6 13 (18.84%) PowerShell
7 9 (13.04%) Go
8 6 (8.70%) Groovy
8 6 (8.70%) JavaScript
8 6 (8.70%) PHP
9 3 (4.35%) SQL
10 2 (2.90%) C++
10 2 (2.90%) Java 8
10 2 (2.90%) Tcl
10 2 (2.90%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.45%) C
11 1 (1.45%) Clojure
11 1 (1.45%) ClojureScript
11 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.49%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.80%) RHCSA
4 2 (2.90%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.90%) Degree
4 2 (2.90%) MCTS
4 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.90%) OCPJP
5 1 (1.45%) CCIE
5 1 (1.45%) CCNP
5 1 (1.45%) CEH
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (24.64%) QA
System Software
1 43 (62.32%) Docker
2 8 (11.59%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.35%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.90%) KVM
5 2 (2.90%) NFS
5 2 (2.90%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.45%) zsh
Systems Management
1 65 (94.20%) Puppet
2 64 (92.75%) Ansible
3 60 (86.96%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (66.67%) Terraform
5 42 (60.87%) Kubernetes
6 17 (24.64%) Docker Swarm
7 8 (11.59%) Grafana
8 6 (8.70%) Prometheus
9 4 (5.80%) Packer
10 3 (4.35%) CFEngine
10 3 (4.35%) Mesos
10 3 (4.35%) Nagios
10 3 (4.35%) Rancher
11 2 (2.90%) Graylog
11 2 (2.90%) HAProxy
11 2 (2.90%) Marathon
11 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
11 2 (2.90%) ZABBIX
12 1 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (1.45%) Consul
Vendors
1 10 (14.49%) Google
2 9 (13.04%) Splunk
3 8 (11.59%) Red Hat
4 6 (8.70%) SaltStack
4 6 (8.70%) VMware
5 4 (5.80%) Cisco
6 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.35%) Oracle
6 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.90%) Arista
7 2 (2.90%) Cloudera
7 2 (2.90%) Hortonworks
7 2 (2.90%) HP
7 2 (2.90%) Intel
7 2 (2.90%) Lets Encrypt
7 2 (2.90%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.45%) Aspera
8 1 (1.45%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.45%) Signiant
8 1 (1.45%) TOWER Software