Period
to 26 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 26 November 2021 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
England > London
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 555 340 468
Rank change year-on-year -215 +128 +64
Contract jobs citing Salt 22 41 74
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.058% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.33% 1.54% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 47
10th Percentile £485 £413 £370
25th Percentile £500 £454 £464
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £540 £625
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% -13.60% +13.64%
75th Percentile £625 £700 £725
90th Percentile £665 £710 £750
England median daily rate £570 £545 £550
% change year-on-year +4.59% -0.91% +6.80%

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 London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 6,739 2,656 5,360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.86% 16.82% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,082 1,933 3,967
10th Percentile £413 £350 £313
25th Percentile £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +2.80%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £631
90th Percentile £738 £700 £700
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 20 53
10th Percentile £19.63 £12.50 £12.44
25th Percentile £22.27 £12.75 £12.76
Median hourly rate £24.50 £20.70 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +18.39% +3.48% +6.95%
75th Percentile £60.50 £26.63 £22.00
90th Percentile £79.38 £36.38 £42.98
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -8.05% +24.29% -

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Salt as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Salt in London

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Salt in London.

Daily rate trend for Salt in London

Salt
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Salt in London over the 6 months to 26 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Salt in London

Salt
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Salt within the London region over the 6 months to 26 November 2021. 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
Central London -63 2 £563 +18.73% 11
Salt
England

For the 6 months to 26 November 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for Salt.

1 22 (100.00%) Ansible
2 17 (77.27%) Linux
3 16 (72.73%) Python
4 15 (68.18%) DevOps
4 15 (68.18%) AWS
5 13 (59.09%) Puppet
5 13 (59.09%) Azure
5 13 (59.09%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (54.55%) Jenkins
6 12 (54.55%) Configuration Management
6 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (54.55%) Terraform
7 8 (36.36%) GitLab
7 8 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (27.27%) SaltStack
8 6 (27.27%) Banking
8 6 (27.27%) Finance
8 6 (27.27%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure as Code
9 5 (22.73%) Firewall
9 5 (22.73%) GitHub
9 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
10 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
10 4 (18.18%) Build Automation
10 4 (18.18%) Docker
10 4 (18.18%) GCP
10 4 (18.18%) Public Cloud
10 4 (18.18%) MuleSoft
10 4 (18.18%) SDLC
10 4 (18.18%) Ruby

Salt
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
1 4 (18.18%) WebLogic
1 4 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) IIS
2 2 (9.09%) nginx
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (68.18%) AWS
2 13 (59.09%) Azure
3 5 (22.73%) GitHub
4 4 (18.18%) GCP
5 3 (13.64%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (13.64%) Amazon EKS
5 3 (13.64%) Amazon S3
5 3 (13.64%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (13.64%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (13.64%) AWS KMS
5 3 (13.64%) Route 53
6 2 (9.09%) SaaS
7 1 (4.55%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (4.55%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 1 (4.55%) Azure Key Vault
7 1 (4.55%) Azure Sentinel
7 1 (4.55%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 1 (4.55%) GitHub Actions
7 1 (4.55%) IaaS
7 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) Network Security
2 1 (4.55%) VPN
2 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
1 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (4.55%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) Data Lake
2 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.55%) Metadata
2 1 (4.55%) Neo4j
2 1 (4.55%) Power BI
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.55%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 12 (54.55%) Jenkins
2 8 (36.36%) GitLab
3 4 (18.18%) CircleCI
3 4 (18.18%) Maven
3 4 (18.18%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (13.64%) JIRA
5 2 (9.09%) Bitbucket
5 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.55%) Artifactory
6 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (4.55%) JMeter
6 1 (4.55%) kappa
6 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
6 1 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (4.55%) Selenium
6 1 (4.55%) Subversion
6 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
6 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (27.27%) Banking
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Documentation Skills
2 4 (18.18%) Social Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Lead DevOps
3 4 (18.18%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Platform Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Azure Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Data Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior WebOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Kafka
1 2 (9.09%) LDAP
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) ARM Templates
2 1 (4.55%) Django
2 1 (4.55%) JSON
2 1 (4.55%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) PySpark
2 1 (4.55%) REST
2 1 (4.55%) SAML
2 1 (4.55%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Public Cloud
1 4 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (13.64%) Life Science
3 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Linux
2 8 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (13.64%) Windows
4 2 (9.09%) CentOS
4 2 (9.09%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) DevOps
2 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) Configuration Management
3 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure as Code
3 6 (27.27%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
5 4 (18.18%) Build Automation
5 4 (18.18%) Deployment Automation
5 4 (18.18%) SDLC
5 4 (18.18%) Time Management
6 3 (13.64%) Open Source
7 2 (9.09%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 2 (9.09%) Change Control
7 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (9.09%) Information Security
7 2 (9.09%) Security Patching
8 1 (4.55%) Logistics
8 1 (4.55%) Migration
8 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) Python
2 4 (18.18%) Groovy
2 4 (18.18%) Ruby
3 3 (13.64%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) Go
3 3 (13.64%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) Perl
5 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.55%) SOC 1
1 1 (4.55%) SOC 2
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Docker
2 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.09%) Squid
Systems Management
1 22 (100.00%) Ansible
2 13 (59.09%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (59.09%) Puppet
3 12 (54.55%) Terraform
4 3 (13.64%) Kubernetes
5 1 (4.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (4.55%) Consul
5 1 (4.55%) FortiGate
5 1 (4.55%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (4.55%) Istio
5 1 (4.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) SaltStack
2 4 (18.18%) MuleSoft
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) Google
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.09%) Atlassian
4 2 (9.09%) Qualys
4 2 (9.09%) Zscaler
5 1 (4.55%) AppDynamics
5 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) Databricks
5 1 (4.55%) Perforce
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) Splunk