Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 472 647 643
Rank change year-on-year +175 -4 +98
Contract jobs citing Salt 37 132 233
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.83% 1.17% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 93 156
Median daily rate £523 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £380 £403
90th Percentile £669 £738 £650
UK median daily rate £520 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -5.45% +10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 4,442 11,328 13,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.89% 14.58% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,818 7,770 9,329
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £306 £275 £300
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 266 374
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.60 £53.02 £47.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% +20.00% -

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 29 October 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 29 October 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 +176 34 £525 -14.98% 9
East of England +85 2 £535 -23.57% 1
South West +102 1 £290 -55.38%
Salt
UK

For the 6 months to 29 October 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 35 (94.59%) Python
1 35 (94.59%) Puppet
2 25 (67.57%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (67.57%) Ansible
3 22 (59.46%) Git (software)
3 22 (59.46%) Linux
4 21 (56.76%) Jenkins
5 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (51.35%) DevOps
7 17 (45.95%) Configuration Management
8 16 (43.24%) Red Hat
8 16 (43.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (43.24%) Kubernetes
9 14 (37.84%) Java
10 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
10 13 (35.14%) Perl
10 13 (35.14%) HTTP
10 13 (35.14%) Finance
10 13 (35.14%) Open Source
10 13 (35.14%) Azure
11 12 (32.43%) AWS
11 12 (32.43%) DNS
11 12 (32.43%) DHCP
11 12 (32.43%) Terraform
12 11 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (27.03%) Bash Shell
13 10 (27.03%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (24.32%) SaltStack
14 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
14 9 (24.32%) C

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 7 (18.92%) Confluence
2 6 (16.22%) Tomcat
3 5 (13.51%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (13.51%) JBoss
3 5 (13.51%) Jetty
3 5 (13.51%) MQSeries
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 5 (13.51%) Red Hat Fuse
3 5 (13.51%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.70%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 13 (35.14%) Azure
2 12 (32.43%) AWS
3 8 (21.62%) OpenShift
4 6 (16.22%) IaaS
5 5 (13.51%) GCP
6 3 (8.11%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (5.41%) Datadog
7 2 (5.41%) GitHub
8 1 (2.70%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (2.70%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (2.70%) Amazon S3
8 1 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (2.70%) CloudFront
8 1 (2.70%) npm
8 1 (2.70%) Route 53
8 1 (2.70%) SaaS
8 1 (2.70%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) HTTP
2 12 (32.43%) DHCP
2 12 (32.43%) DNS
3 6 (16.22%) Anycast
3 6 (16.22%) BGP
3 6 (16.22%) VRRP
4 5 (13.51%) SSH
4 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) MySQL
2 6 (16.22%) MongoDB
2 6 (16.22%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (13.51%) Hadoop
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
3 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.41%) Amazon Aurora
4 2 (5.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (59.46%) Git (software)
2 21 (56.76%) Jenkins
3 7 (18.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (18.92%) JIRA
4 6 (16.22%) Gradle
4 6 (16.22%) Maven
5 5 (13.51%) Ant
5 5 (13.51%) CircleCI
5 5 (13.51%) ClearCase
5 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
5 5 (13.51%) Eclipse
5 5 (13.51%) FishEye
5 5 (13.51%) Hudson
5 5 (13.51%) IntelliJ
5 5 (13.51%) Leiningen
5 5 (13.51%) Mercurial
5 5 (13.51%) Poseidon for UML
5 5 (13.51%) Selenium
5 5 (13.51%) Subversion
5 5 (13.51%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Games
2 2 (5.41%) Portuguese Language
2 2 (5.41%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Linux Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Cloud Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Architect
5 5 (13.51%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (10.81%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Web Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Web Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Python Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Ruby Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) AWS Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Azure Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 1 (2.70%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) Hibernate
2 6 (16.22%) Node.js
3 5 (13.51%) ActiveMQ
3 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
3 5 (13.51%) Apache Camel
3 5 (13.51%) GWT
3 5 (13.51%) HTML
3 5 (13.51%) HTML5
3 5 (13.51%) JMS
3 5 (13.51%) jQuery
3 5 (13.51%) JSON
3 5 (13.51%) MSMQ
3 5 (13.51%) Play Framework
3 5 (13.51%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (13.51%) React
3 5 (13.51%) Spring
3 5 (13.51%) Spring Boot
3 5 (13.51%) STL
3 5 (13.51%) XML
4 3 (8.11%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Private Cloud
2 5 (13.51%) Derivative
2 5 (13.51%) User Experience
3 3 (8.11%) Clustering
4 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.41%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Linux
2 16 (43.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (18.92%) Unix
4 5 (13.51%) Android
4 5 (13.51%) Apple iOS
4 5 (13.51%) CentOS
4 5 (13.51%) Debian
4 5 (13.51%) Mac OS X
4 5 (13.51%) Ubuntu
4 5 (13.51%) Windows
5 1 (2.70%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (51.35%) DevOps
3 17 (45.95%) Configuration Management
4 13 (35.14%) Open Source
5 11 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (27.03%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
8 8 (21.62%) TDD
9 7 (18.92%) High Availability
9 7 (18.92%) Microservices
10 6 (16.22%) Deployment Automation
11 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure as Code
11 5 (13.51%) JVM Tuning
11 5 (13.51%) Kanban
11 5 (13.51%) Scrum
11 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 5 (13.51%) Systems Engineering
11 5 (13.51%) UML
11 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
12 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (94.59%) Python
2 14 (37.84%) Java
3 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
3 13 (35.14%) Perl
4 10 (27.03%) Bash Shell
5 9 (24.32%) C
5 9 (24.32%) C++
6 8 (21.62%) Ruby
7 6 (16.22%) Groovy
8 5 (13.51%) Clojure
8 5 (13.51%) ClojureScript
8 5 (13.51%) PL/SQL
8 5 (13.51%) Scala
8 5 (13.51%) SQL
8 5 (13.51%) T-SQL
9 4 (10.81%) Go
9 4 (10.81%) VBA
10 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
1 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Docker
2 3 (8.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (5.41%) zsh
Systems Management
1 35 (94.59%) Puppet
2 25 (67.57%) Ansible
2 25 (67.57%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (43.24%) Kubernetes
4 12 (32.43%) Terraform
5 3 (8.11%) Grafana
5 3 (8.11%) Pacemaker
5 3 (8.11%) Prometheus
6 1 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Red Hat
2 9 (24.32%) SaltStack
3 6 (16.22%) Infoblox
4 5 (13.51%) Axway
4 5 (13.51%) Cloudera
4 5 (13.51%) Hortonworks
4 5 (13.51%) MuleSoft
4 5 (13.51%) Oracle
4 5 (13.51%) Sparx
4 5 (13.51%) Sybase
5 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.11%) Veritas
7 2 (5.41%) Confluent
7 2 (5.41%) Google
8 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
8 1 (2.70%) Cadence
8 1 (2.70%) Splunk