Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 715 720 743
Rank change year-on-year +5 +23 +38
Contract jobs citing SaltStack 136 122 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.31% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 108 105
England median daily rate £500 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% -9.52%
10th Percentile £425 £411 £346
90th Percentile £646 £729 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% -9.52%
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 39,317 39,399 44,233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.04% 43.12% 44.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,632 24,545 27,426
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £630 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,477 1,275 1,557
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.03 £45.80 £44.00
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £17.10
% change year-on-year -0.43% +2.34% -2.29%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -11 87 £513 -8.89% 19
North of England -7 31 £469 +10.29% 3
Yorkshire -6 18 £500 +21.95%
North West -7 12 £463 -7.50% 1
South East -9 10 £475 -5.00% 1
South West - 4 - - 2
Midlands -21 3 £500 - 2
West Midlands -20 2 £500 -
East of England +6 1 £425 -10.53% 2
East Midlands +4 1 £300 -36.84% 2
North East +1 1 £313 -34.21% 2
SaltStack
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 112 (82.35%) Ansible
2 103 (75.74%) Puppet
3 102 (75.00%) Python
4 100 (73.53%) Opscode Chef
5 95 (69.85%) Linux
6 89 (65.44%) DevOps
7 81 (59.56%) Configuration Management
8 78 (57.35%) Docker
9 74 (54.41%) Amazon AWS
10 67 (49.26%) Jenkins
11 52 (38.24%) Java
12 50 (36.76%) Terraform
13 46 (33.82%) Perl
14 45 (33.09%) Salt
15 44 (32.35%) Git (software)
16 43 (31.62%) Bash Shell
16 43 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
17 40 (29.41%) VMware
18 39 (28.68%) Unix
19 36 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
20 33 (24.26%) Kubernetes
21 32 (23.53%) Open Source
22 31 (22.79%) SQL
23 30 (22.06%) Ruby
24 29 (21.32%) Microsoft Azure
24 29 (21.32%) IaaS
25 28 (20.59%) Scala
26 27 (19.85%) VMware Infrastructure
27 26 (19.12%) GitHub
28 24 (17.65%) Finance

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 14 (10.29%) Apache Spark
2 12 (8.82%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (7.35%) OpenStack
4 8 (5.88%) Confluence
5 7 (5.15%) Apache
6 4 (2.94%) Apache Pig
6 4 (2.94%) Apache Solr
6 4 (2.94%) nginx
6 4 (2.94%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.47%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 74 (54.41%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (21.32%) IaaS
2 29 (21.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (19.12%) GitHub
4 19 (13.97%) AWS CloudFormation
5 18 (13.24%) Amazon S3
6 17 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (6.62%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (6.62%) Serverless
8 6 (4.41%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (3.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (2.94%) Datadog
11 2 (1.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (1.47%) Office 365
12 1 (0.74%) DigitalOcean
12 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.74%) Linode
12 1 (0.74%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.03%) DNS
2 13 (9.56%) Firewall
3 11 (8.09%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.35%) SAN
5 9 (6.62%) HTTP
6 8 (5.88%) DHCP
6 8 (5.88%) SSL
6 8 (5.88%) VPN
7 5 (3.68%) HTTPS
7 5 (3.68%) LAN
7 5 (3.68%) WAN
8 3 (2.21%) NAS
8 3 (2.21%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.47%) Internet
9 2 (1.47%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.74%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.44%) Big Data
2 20 (14.71%) MySQL
3 17 (12.50%) Hadoop
4 14 (10.29%) NoSQL
5 13 (9.56%) Amazon RDS
5 13 (9.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (9.56%) MongoDB
6 7 (5.15%) Redis
7 5 (3.68%) Amazon Redshift
7 5 (3.68%) HBase
8 4 (2.94%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.94%) DataStax
8 4 (2.94%) DB2
8 4 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.21%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (2.21%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.21%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.74%) Bigtable
10 1 (0.74%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 67 (49.26%) Jenkins
2 44 (32.35%) Git (software)
3 20 (14.71%) Sonatype Nexus
4 15 (11.03%) Maven
5 12 (8.82%) Bitbucket
6 9 (6.62%) Vagrant
7 8 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (5.88%) GitLab
7 8 (5.88%) Gradle
7 8 (5.88%) JIRA
7 8 (5.88%) Spinnaker
8 6 (4.41%) GDB
9 4 (2.94%) Artifactory
9 4 (2.94%) CF BOSH
9 4 (2.94%) CircleCI
9 4 (2.94%) Travis CI
10 3 (2.21%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.21%) Subversion
11 2 (1.47%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (17.65%) Finance
2 4 (2.94%) Banking
2 4 (2.94%) Financial Institution
2 4 (2.94%) Games
2 4 (2.94%) Retail Banking
3 2 (1.47%) Advertising
3 2 (1.47%) Law
3 2 (1.47%) Publishing
3 2 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (47.06%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (14.71%) Developer
3 16 (11.76%) AWS Engineer
3 16 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
3 16 (11.76%) Python Engineer
4 11 (8.09%) AWS DevOps
4 11 (8.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 10 (7.35%) Java Developer
6 9 (6.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 7 (5.15%) Virtualisation Specialist
9 6 (4.41%) Administrator
9 6 (4.41%) Cloud Developer
9 6 (4.41%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.68%) Architect
10 5 (3.68%) Azure Engineer
10 5 (3.68%) Linux Administrator
10 5 (3.68%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.71%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (10.29%) Node.js
3 11 (8.09%) Kafka
4 10 (7.35%) Web Services
5 8 (5.88%) LAMP
6 7 (5.15%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (5.15%) SQLAlchemy
7 5 (3.68%) Sensu
8 4 (2.94%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (2.94%) LEMP Stack
8 4 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (2.94%) Spark Streaming
9 3 (2.21%) JSON
9 3 (2.21%) XML
10 2 (1.47%) .NET
10 2 (1.47%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (1.47%) REST
10 2 (1.47%) RESTful
10 2 (1.47%) YAML
11 1 (0.74%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.35%) Cloud Native
1 10 (7.35%) Public Cloud
1 10 (7.35%) Replication
2 7 (5.15%) Private Cloud
3 6 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.68%) Video on Demand
5 4 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.94%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.94%) Fintech
5 4 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.21%) Clustering
7 2 (1.47%) CMDB
7 2 (1.47%) User Experience
8 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) Life Science
8 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 95 (69.85%) Linux
2 39 (28.68%) Unix
3 18 (13.24%) Windows
4 14 (10.29%) CentOS
4 14 (10.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (8.82%) Ubuntu
6 7 (5.15%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.94%) AIX
7 4 (2.94%) Solaris
8 2 (1.47%) DC/OS
8 2 (1.47%) Fedora
8 2 (1.47%) VMS
8 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.74%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (65.44%) DevOps
2 81 (59.56%) Configuration Management
3 43 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (23.53%) Open Source
6 18 (13.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 14 (10.29%) Deployment Automation
8 12 (8.82%) Kanban
8 12 (8.82%) Test Automation
9 11 (8.09%) Scrum
10 10 (7.35%) Continuous Deployment
10 10 (7.35%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 10 (7.35%) TDD
11 9 (6.62%) Software Engineering
12 8 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (5.88%) Metadata Management
13 7 (5.15%) Performance Monitoring
14 6 (4.41%) Use Case
15 5 (3.68%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (75.00%) Python
2 52 (38.24%) Java
3 46 (33.82%) Perl
4 43 (31.62%) Bash Shell
5 31 (22.79%) SQL
6 30 (22.06%) Ruby
7 28 (20.59%) Scala
8 21 (15.44%) Shell Script
9 12 (8.82%) C++
9 12 (8.82%) Go
10 11 (8.09%) PowerShell
11 10 (7.35%) PHP
12 7 (5.15%) C
13 6 (4.41%) SystemTap
14 4 (2.94%) Groovy
14 4 (2.94%) Korn
14 4 (2.94%) T-SQL
15 3 (2.21%) C#
16 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
16 1 (0.74%) Jython
Qualifications
1 14 (10.29%) SC Cleared
1 14 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.41%) CCNA
2 6 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (4.41%) Degree
3 3 (2.21%) MCSA
3 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.74%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.15%) SLA
2 3 (2.21%) QA
3 2 (1.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 78 (57.35%) Docker
2 27 (19.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.62%) vSphere
4 8 (5.88%) KVM
5 6 (4.41%) Active Directory
5 6 (4.41%) Xen
6 5 (3.68%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (2.94%) Firmware
7 4 (2.94%) NFS
7 4 (2.94%) vCloud
7 4 (2.94%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.74%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.74%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.74%) oVirt
9 1 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 112 (82.35%) Ansible
2 103 (75.74%) Puppet
3 100 (73.53%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (36.76%) Terraform
5 45 (33.09%) Salt
6 33 (24.26%) Kubernetes
7 15 (11.03%) Nagios
7 15 (11.03%) ZABBIX
8 10 (7.35%) Docker Swarm
9 9 (6.62%) logstash
10 8 (5.88%) Consul
10 8 (5.88%) Packer
11 7 (5.15%) Grafana
12 6 (4.41%) Prometheus
12 6 (4.41%) SELinux
13 4 (2.94%) CFEngine
13 4 (2.94%) Kibana
13 4 (2.94%) Mesos
13 4 (2.94%) Uchiwa
14 3 (2.21%) Rancher
Vendors
1 40 (29.41%) VMware
2 19 (13.97%) Red Hat
3 11 (8.09%) Google
4 7 (5.15%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.15%) Remedy
5 5 (3.68%) Oracle
5 5 (3.68%) Splunk
6 4 (2.94%) EMC
7 3 (2.21%) Cisco
7 3 (2.21%) Symantec
8 2 (1.47%) IBM
9 1 (0.74%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.74%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.74%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.74%) Isilon
9 1 (0.74%) Rackspace