Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 679 584 677
Rank change year-on-year -95 +93 +53
Contract jobs citing Salt 126 274 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.30% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.02% 2.27% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 172 98
England median daily rate £563 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% -18.18%
10th Percentile £385 £407 £325
90th Percentile £656 £638 £591
UK median daily rate £563 £525 £450
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
England median hourly rate - £52.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +31.25% -
UK median hourly rate - £52.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +31.25% -

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 12,373 12,078 9,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.90% 13.20% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,269 8,083 6,073
England median daily rate £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +8.82%
10th Percentile £313 £286 £275
90th Percentile £675 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 313 207
England median hourly rate £19.57 £19.40 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.88% +7.78% -20.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.22
90th Percentile £48.29 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.20 £19.50
% change year-on-year +6.77% -1.54% -17.02%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -62 56 £575 +4.55% 4
North of England +17 41 £550 +15.79% 2
North West +24 30 £550 - 2
Midlands +23 13 £475 -13.64%
West Midlands +12 11 £400 -27.27%
Yorkshire +5 11 £468 +2.75%
East of England +2 8 £630 +115.38%
South East -2 8 £494 +3.95% 1
East Midlands +17 2 £600 +17.07%
Salt
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 123 (97.62%) Puppet
2 115 (91.27%) Ansible
3 111 (88.10%) DevOps
4 102 (80.95%) Amazon AWS
5 101 (80.16%) Opscode Chef
6 76 (60.32%) Linux
7 71 (56.35%) Jenkins
8 68 (53.97%) Configuration Management
9 61 (48.41%) Terraform
10 60 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
11 57 (45.24%) Python
12 55 (43.65%) Kubernetes
13 48 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
14 47 (37.30%) Bash Shell
15 44 (34.92%) Google
16 43 (34.13%) Docker
17 40 (31.75%) Google Cloud Platform
18 36 (28.57%) PowerShell
19 32 (25.40%) Git (software)
20 29 (23.02%) Microservices
21 28 (22.22%) Ruby
21 28 (22.22%) Windows
21 28 (22.22%) Java
22 27 (21.43%) Big Data
23 26 (20.63%) Infrastructure as Code
24 23 (18.25%) Public Cloud
25 21 (16.67%) Task Automation
26 20 (15.87%) Splunk
27 19 (15.08%) Continuous Delivery
27 19 (15.08%) Site Reliability Engineering

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 6 (4.76%) nginx
2 3 (2.38%) Apache
2 3 (2.38%) Confluence
3 2 (1.59%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.59%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.59%) IIS
3 2 (1.59%) Jetty
3 2 (1.59%) Mongrel
3 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.59%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.79%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 102 (80.95%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (31.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (13.49%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (11.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 13 (10.32%) GitHub
7 10 (7.94%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (5.56%) Amazon ECS
8 7 (5.56%) IaaS
8 7 (5.56%) OpenShift
9 4 (3.17%) Serverless
9 4 (3.17%) Stackdriver
10 3 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (2.38%) Google App Engine
10 3 (2.38%) PaaS
10 3 (2.38%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.79%) Datadog
11 1 (0.79%) SaaS
11 1 (0.79%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.70%) HTTP
1 16 (12.70%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.35%) DNS
3 7 (5.56%) DHCP
3 7 (5.56%) Firewall
3 7 (5.56%) FTP
3 7 (5.56%) IPsec
3 7 (5.56%) SSL
4 4 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (3.17%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (3.17%) NetScaler
5 3 (2.38%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.79%) BGP
6 1 (0.79%) Internet
6 1 (0.79%) OSPF
6 1 (0.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.43%) Big Data
2 10 (7.94%) MySQL
3 8 (6.35%) MongoDB
3 8 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.17%) BigQuery
4 4 (3.17%) Bigtable
5 3 (2.38%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.59%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.59%) HBase
6 2 (1.59%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.79%) Cloud Spanner
7 1 (0.79%) CockroachDB
7 1 (0.79%) Mixpanel
7 1 (0.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 71 (56.35%) Jenkins
2 32 (25.40%) Git (software)
3 14 (11.11%) Subversion
4 11 (8.73%) Sonatype Nexus
4 11 (8.73%) Travis CI
5 10 (7.94%) JIRA
6 9 (7.14%) GitLab
7 5 (3.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (3.97%) Bitbucket
7 5 (3.97%) Maven
7 5 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.17%) Ant
8 4 (3.17%) Hudson
8 4 (3.17%) Mercurial
9 3 (2.38%) MSBuild
9 3 (2.38%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.79%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.79%) FishEye
10 1 (0.79%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.79%) Gradle
General
1 12 (9.52%) Finance
2 7 (5.56%) Banking
3 4 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.79%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (64.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (22.22%) AWS DevOps
3 27 (21.43%) AWS Engineer
4 25 (19.84%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 14 (11.11%) Senior DevOps
6 12 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
6 12 (9.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 12 (9.52%) Platform Engineer
6 12 (9.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 11 (8.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 11 (8.73%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 10 (7.94%) Consultant
8 10 (7.94%) DevOps Consultant
9 8 (6.35%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) Architect
10 6 (4.76%) Developer
11 5 (3.97%) Administrator
11 5 (3.97%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (3.97%) Python Engineer
12 4 (3.17%) Senior Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.32%) RESTful
2 12 (9.52%) Web Services
3 10 (7.94%) Node.js
4 9 (7.14%) .NET
4 9 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (3.97%) Spring
6 4 (3.17%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.17%) React
7 3 (2.38%) JRuby
7 3 (2.38%) Servlets
8 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.79%) Java EE
8 1 (0.79%) JSON
8 1 (0.79%) Kafka
8 1 (0.79%) LAMP
8 1 (0.79%) RAML
8 1 (0.79%) Sensu
8 1 (0.79%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.25%) Public Cloud
2 18 (14.29%) Cloud Native
3 16 (12.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (7.94%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.97%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.59%) PKI
6 2 (1.59%) Replication
7 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 76 (60.32%) Linux
2 28 (22.22%) Windows
3 10 (7.94%) Unix
4 8 (6.35%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.97%) Debian
7 4 (3.17%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.38%) CentOS
8 3 (2.38%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (88.10%) DevOps
2 68 (53.97%) Configuration Management
3 48 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (23.02%) Microservices
5 26 (20.63%) Infrastructure as Code
6 21 (16.67%) Task Automation
7 19 (15.08%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (15.08%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 18 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (14.29%) Infrastructure Automation
9 15 (11.90%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 14 (11.11%) Test Automation
11 11 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (8.73%) Scrum
12 10 (7.94%) Deployment Automation
13 9 (7.14%) Cloud Enablement
14 7 (5.56%) Data Science
14 7 (5.56%) Kanban
14 7 (5.56%) Unit Testing
14 7 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 57 (45.24%) Python
2 47 (37.30%) Bash Shell
3 36 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 28 (22.22%) Java
4 28 (22.22%) Ruby
5 15 (11.90%) Perl
6 8 (6.35%) Go
7 6 (4.76%) Scala
8 5 (3.97%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.17%) Groovy
10 3 (2.38%) SQL
11 2 (1.59%) C++
11 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.79%) AWK
12 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (6.35%) AWS Certification
2 4 (3.17%) CCNP
2 4 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.59%) Degree
4 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.79%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.59%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 43 (34.13%) Docker
2 9 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.35%) KVM
4 4 (3.17%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.17%) vSphere
4 4 (3.17%) Xen
5 3 (2.38%) VirtualBox
5 3 (2.38%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.79%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 123 (97.62%) Puppet
2 115 (91.27%) Ansible
3 101 (80.16%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (48.41%) Terraform
5 55 (43.65%) Kubernetes
6 15 (11.90%) Prometheus
7 7 (5.56%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (5.56%) Packer
8 2 (1.59%) Grafana
8 2 (1.59%) Graphite
8 2 (1.59%) Nagios
9 1 (0.79%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.79%) Istio
9 1 (0.79%) Kibana
9 1 (0.79%) systemd
Vendors
1 44 (34.92%) Google
2 20 (15.87%) Splunk
3 14 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 13 (10.32%) Red Hat
5 10 (7.94%) VMware
6 8 (6.35%) PagerDuty
7 7 (5.56%) SaltStack
8 4 (3.17%) Atlassian
8 4 (3.17%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.17%) Cisco
8 4 (3.17%) Citrix
8 4 (3.17%) Palo Alto
8 4 (3.17%) Perforce
9 3 (2.38%) F5
9 3 (2.38%) Rackspace
10 2 (1.59%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (1.59%) Interwoven
10 2 (1.59%) Veracode
11 1 (0.79%) Dell
11 1 (0.79%) NetApp