Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 2018 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 697 692 792
Rank change year-on-year -5 +100 -5
Contract jobs citing SaltStack 168 123 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.14% 0.085%
As % of the Vendors category 0.43% 0.32% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 102 59
England median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -18.18%
10th Percentile £413 £405 £335
90th Percentile £625 £631 £633
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -18.18%
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 39,312 38,400 45,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.65% 43.79% 44.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,599 23,645 28,147
England median daily rate £450 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £250
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,444 1,301 1,494
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.38 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -

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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 2018. 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 +10 122 £550 - 23
North of England 0 29 £463 +8.82% 9
North West -8 14 £463 -7.50% 4
Yorkshire -13 14 £450 +16.13% 5
South East -12 10 £475 -5.94% 4
Midlands -8 5 £500 -
West Midlands -13 5 £500 -
South West +2 1 £600 +26.32% 7
East of England - 1 £425 -
North East - 1 £313 -
SaltStack
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SaltStack 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 SaltStack.

1 131 (77.98%) Linux
2 121 (72.02%) Python
2 121 (72.02%) Ansible
3 108 (64.29%) DevOps
4 105 (62.50%) Puppet
5 97 (57.74%) Opscode Chef
6 89 (52.98%) Amazon AWS
7 83 (49.40%) Configuration Management
8 79 (47.02%) Jenkins
9 76 (45.24%) Docker
10 66 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
11 63 (37.50%) Bash Shell
12 58 (34.52%) Salt
13 56 (33.33%) Java
14 55 (32.74%) Continuous Integration
15 52 (30.95%) Unix
16 51 (30.36%) Git (software)
16 51 (30.36%) Terraform
17 47 (27.98%) Perl
18 42 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 42 (25.00%) Open Source
19 41 (24.40%) Ruby
20 39 (23.21%) Kubernetes
21 37 (22.02%) Red Hat
21 37 (22.02%) VMware
22 34 (20.24%) Finance
23 33 (19.64%) Shell Script
24 29 (17.26%) IaaS
25 28 (16.67%) CentOS
25 28 (16.67%) MySQL

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 15 (8.93%) Apache Spark
1 15 (8.93%) OpenStack
2 13 (7.74%) nginx
2 13 (7.74%) Tomcat
3 11 (6.55%) Confluence
4 10 (5.95%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (4.17%) Apache
6 3 (1.79%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.19%) Alfresco
7 2 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.19%) JBoss
8 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.60%) CloudStack
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 89 (52.98%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (17.26%) IaaS
3 27 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (11.31%) GitHub
5 17 (10.12%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (9.52%) AWS Lambda
6 16 (9.52%) Serverless
7 14 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (7.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 10 (5.95%) Amazon S3
10 8 (4.76%) PaaS
11 6 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (2.98%) Datadog
13 3 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (1.19%) CloudFront
14 2 (1.19%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
15 1 (0.60%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.71%) DNS
2 13 (7.74%) SAN
3 12 (7.14%) DHCP
3 12 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 10 (5.95%) HTTP
4 10 (5.95%) VPN
5 9 (5.36%) SSL
6 8 (4.76%) Firewall
7 7 (4.17%) Kerberos
7 7 (4.17%) Unified Communications
8 4 (2.38%) HTTPS
8 4 (2.38%) LAN
8 4 (2.38%) WAN
9 2 (1.19%) Junos
10 1 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.60%) Internet
10 1 (0.60%) IPsec
10 1 (0.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.67%) MySQL
2 25 (14.88%) Big Data
3 23 (13.69%) MongoDB
4 19 (11.31%) Hadoop
5 17 (10.12%) Amazon RDS
5 17 (10.12%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (8.33%) NoSQL
7 10 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (4.76%) Redis
9 7 (4.17%) Apache Hive
10 6 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (3.57%) Cloudera CDH
10 6 (3.57%) HBase
10 6 (3.57%) SQL Server
11 5 (2.98%) DB2
11 5 (2.98%) Impala
12 3 (1.79%) Relational Database
13 2 (1.19%) Blockchain
14 1 (0.60%) BigQuery
14 1 (0.60%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 79 (47.02%) Jenkins
2 51 (30.36%) Git (software)
3 19 (11.31%) Sonatype Nexus
4 14 (8.33%) Vagrant
5 11 (6.55%) Bitbucket
5 11 (6.55%) JIRA
5 11 (6.55%) Maven
6 10 (5.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (5.36%) Subversion
8 7 (4.17%) GDB
8 7 (4.17%) Spinnaker
9 6 (3.57%) Gradle
10 5 (2.98%) CircleCI
10 5 (2.98%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.38%) GitLab
12 3 (1.79%) Travis CI
13 2 (1.19%) git-flow
13 2 (1.19%) TeamCity
14 1 (0.60%) JUnit
14 1 (0.60%) Mercurial
General
1 34 (20.24%) Finance
2 11 (6.55%) Financial Institution
3 9 (5.36%) Banking
4 4 (2.38%) Games
5 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (39.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (16.07%) AWS Engineer
3 23 (13.69%) Developer
4 18 (10.71%) Linux Engineer
5 17 (10.12%) AWS DevOps
6 16 (9.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 15 (8.93%) Administrator
8 14 (8.33%) Python Engineer
8 14 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
9 13 (7.74%) Linux Administrator
10 12 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 10 (5.95%) Java Developer
12 9 (5.36%) Cloud Developer
12 9 (5.36%) Consultant
12 9 (5.36%) Python Developer
12 9 (5.36%) Support Engineer
13 8 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
13 8 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 7 (4.17%) Azure DevOps
14 7 (4.17%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.69%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (7.74%) Web Services
3 11 (6.55%) LEMP Stack
4 10 (5.95%) LDAP
4 10 (5.95%) Node.js
4 10 (5.95%) Sensu
5 9 (5.36%) LAMP
6 8 (4.76%) Kafka
7 6 (3.57%) .NET
8 4 (2.38%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (1.79%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (1.79%) HTML
9 3 (1.79%) HTML5
9 3 (1.79%) JSON
9 3 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.79%) REST
9 3 (1.79%) RESTful
9 3 (1.79%) SQLAlchemy
9 3 (1.79%) XML
10 2 (1.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.74%) Replication
2 11 (6.55%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.36%) Clustering
3 9 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.98%) Grid Computing
6 4 (2.38%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.38%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.79%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.19%) CMDB
8 2 (1.19%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.19%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.60%) Fintech
9 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.60%) Life Science
9 1 (0.60%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 131 (77.98%) Linux
2 52 (30.95%) Unix
3 42 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (16.67%) CentOS
5 25 (14.88%) Windows
6 21 (12.50%) Ubuntu
7 13 (7.74%) AIX
8 11 (6.55%) Solaris
9 10 (5.95%) Windows Server
10 5 (2.98%) DC/OS
10 5 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.79%) Debian
12 1 (0.60%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (64.29%) DevOps
2 83 (49.40%) Configuration Management
3 66 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (32.74%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (25.00%) Open Source
6 20 (11.90%) TDD
7 17 (10.12%) Continuous Delivery
8 14 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
8 14 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (7.74%) Kanban
9 13 (7.74%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (7.74%) Scrum
10 12 (7.14%) High Availability
11 11 (6.55%) Migration
12 10 (5.95%) Deployment Automation
13 9 (5.36%) Metadata Management
13 9 (5.36%) Web Operations
14 8 (4.76%) OO
14 8 (4.76%) Software Engineering
15 7 (4.17%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 121 (72.02%) Python
2 63 (37.50%) Bash Shell
3 56 (33.33%) Java
4 47 (27.98%) Perl
5 41 (24.40%) Ruby
6 33 (19.64%) Shell Script
7 26 (15.48%) SQL
8 20 (11.90%) Scala
9 12 (7.14%) C++
10 11 (6.55%) Korn
10 11 (6.55%) PowerShell
11 10 (5.95%) C
12 9 (5.36%) PHP
13 7 (4.17%) C#
13 7 (4.17%) JavaScript
13 7 (4.17%) SystemTap
14 6 (3.57%) Go
15 5 (2.98%) Java 8
15 5 (2.98%) T-SQL
16 3 (1.79%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (6.55%) Degree
2 8 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 8 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.57%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (2.38%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.14%) GCP
1 12 (7.14%) SLA
2 2 (1.19%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 76 (45.24%) Docker
2 19 (11.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.55%) Firmware
4 7 (4.17%) KVM
5 6 (3.57%) vCloud
6 5 (2.98%) HDFS
6 5 (2.98%) VirtualBox
6 5 (2.98%) Xen
7 4 (2.38%) NFS
8 2 (1.19%) Ceph
8 2 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.19%) vSphere
9 1 (0.60%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.60%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.60%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 121 (72.02%) Ansible
2 105 (62.50%) Puppet
3 97 (57.74%) Opscode Chef
4 58 (34.52%) Salt
5 51 (30.36%) Terraform
6 39 (23.21%) Kubernetes
7 18 (10.71%) Packer
8 14 (8.33%) CFEngine
8 14 (8.33%) Nagios
8 14 (8.33%) ZABBIX
9 9 (5.36%) Consul
9 9 (5.36%) Docker Swarm
9 9 (5.36%) Grafana
10 8 (4.76%) logstash
11 7 (4.17%) SELinux
12 5 (2.98%) Mesos
12 5 (2.98%) Oozie
12 5 (2.98%) Prometheus
13 4 (2.38%) Kibana
13 4 (2.38%) Rancher
Vendors
1 37 (22.02%) Red Hat
1 37 (22.02%) VMware
2 14 (8.33%) Oracle
3 12 (7.14%) Remedy
4 11 (6.55%) Cisco
4 11 (6.55%) Google
5 9 (5.36%) EMC
6 7 (4.17%) Capita
6 7 (4.17%) Symantec
7 6 (3.57%) Cloudera
7 6 (3.57%) Microsoft
8 5 (2.98%) Tableau
9 4 (2.38%) Splunk
10 2 (1.19%) Dell
10 2 (1.19%) IBM
10 2 (1.19%) Juniper
10 2 (1.19%) New Relic
10 2 (1.19%) Veritas
11 1 (0.60%) Hortonworks
11 1 (0.60%) Rackspace