Period
to 15 December 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of SaltStack products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SaltStack over the 6 months to 15 December 2017 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within SaltStack.

SaltStack
UK > England
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 725 693 801
Rank change year-on-year -32 +108 -29
Contract jobs citing SaltStack 125 164 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.17% 0.074%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.38% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 127 42
England median daily rate £556 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.25% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £425 £389 £367
90th Percentile £725 £625 £623
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

SaltStack is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 40334 43158 44602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.47% 45.11% 43.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25530 26695 26761
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £241 £245 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1302 1552 1895
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% +4.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.41 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +5.15%

SaltStack
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SaltStack in England

SaltStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaltStack in England

SaltStack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaltStack in England over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaltStack in England

SaltStack
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 SaltStack within the England region over the 6 months to 15 December 2017. 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 +4 100 £575 +9.52% 15
North of England +18 12 £475 +2.70% 3
Yorkshire +17 6 £410 -8.89% 1
Midlands +16 5 £500 +21.21% 1
West Midlands +11 5 £500 +21.21% 1
North East +59 4 £475 -
South East -13 4 £421 -8.92% 4
East of England - 3 £475 - 1
North West -3 2 £550 +18.28% 2
East Midlands 0 1 £450 -
SaltStack
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SaltStack also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SaltStack.

1 109 (87.20%) Ansible
2 102 (81.60%) DevOps
3 89 (71.20%) Linux
4 85 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (60.00%) Puppet
6 67 (53.60%) Jenkins
6 67 (53.60%) Python
7 65 (52.00%) Amazon AWS
8 63 (50.40%) Opscode Chef
9 62 (49.60%) Docker
10 55 (44.00%) Configuration Management
11 52 (41.60%) MongoDB
12 46 (36.80%) MySQL
13 44 (35.20%) Git (software)
14 43 (34.40%) Open Source
15 42 (33.60%) VMware
16 40 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (30.40%) Continuous Delivery
18 34 (27.20%) Terraform
19 33 (26.40%) Java
20 32 (25.60%) Ubuntu
20 32 (25.60%) OpenStack
21 31 (24.80%) Web Services
22 30 (24.00%) SSL
22 30 (24.00%) Salt
23 29 (23.20%) HTTP
23 29 (23.20%) Ruby
23 29 (23.20%) PostgreSQL
23 29 (23.20%) Bash Shell
24 28 (22.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SaltStack
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 32 (25.60%) OpenStack
2 24 (19.20%) nginx
3 18 (14.40%) Tomcat
4 12 (9.60%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (5.60%) Apache
5 7 (5.60%) Apache Spark
6 6 (4.80%) Confluence
7 4 (3.20%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (3.20%) CloudStack
8 3 (2.40%) CMS
8 3 (2.40%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.60%) Apache Pig
9 2 (1.60%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.80%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 65 (52.00%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (11.20%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (10.40%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (9.60%) Amazon S3
4 12 (9.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (9.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (8.80%) Amazon ELB
5 11 (8.80%) GitHub
6 10 (8.00%) IaaS
6 10 (8.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 9 (7.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 8 (6.40%) Amazon SQS
8 8 (6.40%) Route 53
9 7 (5.60%) PaaS
10 5 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (4.00%) Serverless
11 3 (2.40%) CloudFront
12 2 (1.60%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (1.60%) Office 365
12 2 (1.60%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 30 (24.00%) SSL
2 29 (23.20%) HTTP
3 28 (22.40%) TCP/IP
4 11 (8.80%) LDAP
5 10 (8.00%) Kerberos
6 6 (4.80%) DNS
7 4 (3.20%) Firewall
8 3 (2.40%) Internet
8 3 (2.40%) Network Security
9 2 (1.60%) DHCP
10 1 (0.80%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.80%) LAN
10 1 (0.80%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.80%) VSAN
10 1 (0.80%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (41.60%) MongoDB
2 46 (36.80%) MySQL
3 29 (23.20%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (18.40%) Big Data
4 23 (18.40%) Hadoop
5 11 (8.80%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (8.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (6.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (4.80%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (4.80%) Apache Hive
8 6 (4.80%) HBase
8 6 (4.80%) Impala
9 5 (4.00%) Cloudera CDH
10 3 (2.40%) NoSQL
10 3 (2.40%) Redis
10 3 (2.40%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.60%) InfluxDB
11 2 (1.60%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.60%) SQLite
11 2 (1.60%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 67 (53.60%) Jenkins
2 44 (35.20%) Git (software)
3 25 (20.00%) Vagrant
4 12 (9.60%) Subversion
5 10 (8.00%) Ant
5 10 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (5.60%) JIRA
7 5 (4.00%) Maven
8 3 (2.40%) Selenium
8 3 (2.40%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (2.40%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.40%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.60%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.60%) Gradle
9 2 (1.60%) Grunt
9 2 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.80%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.80%) git-flow
10 1 (0.80%) gulp
10 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (11.20%) Finance
2 8 (6.40%) Banking
3 7 (5.60%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.60%) Retail
4 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 58 (46.40%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (22.40%) Linux Engineer
3 23 (18.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (16.00%) Consultant
4 20 (16.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 19 (15.20%) DevOps Consultant
6 18 (14.40%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 18 (14.40%) VMware Engineer
7 14 (11.20%) AWS DevOps
7 14 (11.20%) AWS Engineer
7 14 (11.20%) Senior VMware Engineer
8 13 (10.40%) Senior DevOps
9 11 (8.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 11 (8.80%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (7.20%) Developer
10 9 (7.20%) Senior Linux Engineer
11 8 (6.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 8 (6.40%) WebOps Engineer
12 6 (4.80%) Administrator
12 6 (4.80%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (24.80%) Web Services
2 19 (15.20%) Elastic Stack
2 19 (15.20%) Sensu
3 12 (9.60%) LEMP Stack
3 12 (9.60%) REST
4 6 (4.80%) .NET
4 6 (4.80%) Kafka
4 6 (4.80%) Node.js
4 6 (4.80%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (3.20%) CSS
5 4 (3.20%) HTML
5 4 (3.20%) jQuery
5 4 (3.20%) LAMP
5 4 (3.20%) RESTful
6 3 (2.40%) JSON
6 3 (2.40%) SOAP
6 3 (2.40%) XML
6 3 (2.40%) XSD
6 3 (2.40%) XSLT
7 2 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.80%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (4.00%) Private Cloud
2 5 (4.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.60%) Life Science
3 2 (1.60%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.80%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.80%) Blog
4 1 (0.80%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.80%) Fintech
4 1 (0.80%) Grid Computing
4 1 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.80%) Replication
4 1 (0.80%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 89 (71.20%) Linux
2 32 (25.60%) Ubuntu
3 28 (22.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (11.20%) Unix
5 12 (9.60%) Windows
6 7 (5.60%) CentOS
7 6 (4.80%) Windows Server
8 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.40%) VMS
10 2 (1.60%) Android
10 2 (1.60%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.60%) CoreOS
10 2 (1.60%) DC/OS
10 2 (1.60%) Fedora
11 1 (0.80%) RancherOS
11 1 (0.80%) Solaris
11 1 (0.80%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (81.60%) DevOps
2 85 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (44.00%) Configuration Management
4 43 (34.40%) Open Source
5 40 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (30.40%) Continuous Delivery
7 21 (16.80%) Scrum
8 18 (14.40%) Kanban
9 10 (8.00%) Test Automation
10 9 (7.20%) Continuous Deployment
11 8 (6.40%) Web Operations
12 7 (5.60%) Migration
12 7 (5.60%) Regression Testing
13 6 (4.80%) ETL
13 6 (4.80%) Software Delivery
13 6 (4.80%) TDD
14 5 (4.00%) Process Architecture
14 5 (4.00%) Software Engineering
15 4 (3.20%) Investment Management
15 4 (3.20%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 67 (53.60%) Python
2 33 (26.40%) Java
3 29 (23.20%) Bash Shell
3 29 (23.20%) Ruby
4 18 (14.40%) SQL
5 14 (11.20%) Go
6 13 (10.40%) PHP
7 11 (8.80%) Perl
8 10 (8.00%) JavaScript
9 7 (5.60%) PowerShell
10 5 (4.00%) Groovy
10 5 (4.00%) Scala
11 3 (2.40%) C++
12 2 (1.60%) COBOL
12 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.80%) C
13 1 (0.80%) C#
13 1 (0.80%) Clojure
13 1 (0.80%) Jython
13 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (13.60%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.40%) Degree
4 5 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.20%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.40%) GCP
2 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 62 (49.60%) Docker
2 25 (20.00%) vCloud
3 19 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.80%) Active Directory
4 6 (4.80%) HDFS
5 5 (4.00%) NFS
6 3 (2.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (2.40%) KVM
6 3 (2.40%) OpenDJ
6 3 (2.40%) OpenIDM
6 3 (2.40%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.60%) Apache Flume
7 2 (1.60%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.60%) Xen
8 1 (0.80%) Ceph
8 1 (0.80%) etcd
8 1 (0.80%) Squid
8 1 (0.80%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.80%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 109 (87.20%) Ansible
2 75 (60.00%) Puppet
3 63 (50.40%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (27.20%) Terraform
5 30 (24.00%) Salt
6 21 (16.80%) Kubernetes
7 10 (8.00%) logstash
8 9 (7.20%) StatsD
9 7 (5.60%) collectd
9 7 (5.60%) Kibana
10 6 (4.80%) Nagios
10 6 (4.80%) Oozie
11 4 (3.20%) Packer
11 4 (3.20%) ZABBIX
12 3 (2.40%) Graphite
12 3 (2.40%) Hadoop YARN
12 3 (2.40%) HP SiteScope
12 3 (2.40%) Mesos
12 3 (2.40%) SCCM
13 2 (1.60%) Control-M
Vendors
1 42 (33.60%) VMware
2 19 (15.20%) Red Hat
3 12 (9.60%) Oracle
4 11 (8.80%) Rackspace
5 8 (6.40%) Cloudera
6 6 (4.80%) EMC
6 6 (4.80%) Isilon
7 5 (4.00%) Splunk
8 4 (3.20%) Google
9 3 (2.40%) ForgeRock
9 3 (2.40%) New Relic
9 3 (2.40%) OpenText
9 3 (2.40%) Tableau
10 2 (1.60%) IBM
10 2 (1.60%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.60%) Palantir
11 1 (0.80%) Hortonworks
11 1 (0.80%) HP
11 1 (0.80%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.80%) TOWER Software