Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 450 567 518
Rank change year-on-year +117 -49 -20
Contract jobs citing Salt 20 59 119
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.079% 0.14% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.52% 0.85% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 37 84
Median daily rate £525 £587 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.56% +6.73% +10.00%
10th Percentile £388 £536 £441
90th Percentile £679 £664 £625
England median daily rate £525 £575 £540
% change year-on-year -8.70% +6.48% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £52.50
England median hourly rate - - £52.50

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 3,837 6,928 6,236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.19% 16.19% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,732 4,998 4,626
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £313
90th Percentile £688 £688 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £495
% change year-on-year - +1.01% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 90 81
Median hourly rate £23.84 £25.00 £24.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +0.32% +3.83%
10th Percentile £12.43 £15.59 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.09 £53.75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% -13.58%

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 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020. 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 +84 4 £525 -12.50% 5
West London +33 2 £300 -48.89%
South London - 2 - -
Salt
England

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 17 (85.00%) Puppet
2 16 (80.00%) Ansible
3 15 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (65.00%) Python
5 12 (60.00%) Configuration Management
5 12 (60.00%) AWS
5 12 (60.00%) Jenkins
5 12 (60.00%) DevOps
6 11 (55.00%) Terraform
6 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (50.00%) Linux
7 10 (50.00%) Bash Shell
8 9 (45.00%) Git (software)
9 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
9 8 (40.00%) Java
9 8 (40.00%) Docker
9 8 (40.00%) Kubernetes
10 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure as Code
11 6 (30.00%) MySQL
11 6 (30.00%) Ruby
12 5 (25.00%) Windows
13 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
13 4 (20.00%) Spring
13 4 (20.00%) Azure
13 4 (20.00%) Open Source
13 4 (20.00%) PaaS
13 4 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
13 4 (20.00%) Deployment Automation

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 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) Jetty
2 1 (5.00%) lighttpd
2 1 (5.00%) nginx
2 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 12 (60.00%) AWS
2 4 (20.00%) Azure
2 4 (20.00%) PaaS
3 3 (15.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (15.00%) IaaS
4 2 (10.00%) GCP
4 2 (10.00%) npm
5 1 (5.00%) Stackdriver
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) HTTP
3 2 (10.00%) DHCP
3 2 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) BGP
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security
4 1 (5.00%) OSPF
4 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (5.00%) SSH
4 1 (5.00%) SSL
4 1 (5.00%) VLAN
4 1 (5.00%) VoIP
4 1 (5.00%) VPLS
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) MySQL
2 3 (15.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (10.00%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (5.00%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (5.00%) Big Data
4 1 (5.00%) BigQuery
4 1 (5.00%) Bigtable
4 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.00%) MariaDB
4 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (45.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (20.00%) CircleCI
4 3 (15.00%) Travis CI
5 2 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (10.00%) Subversion
6 1 (5.00%) Ant
6 1 (5.00%) FishEye
6 1 (5.00%) Gradle
6 1 (5.00%) Hudson
6 1 (5.00%) JIRA
6 1 (5.00%) Leiningen
6 1 (5.00%) Liquibase
6 1 (5.00%) Maven
6 1 (5.00%) Mercurial
6 1 (5.00%) Poseidon for UML
6 1 (5.00%) Spinnaker
6 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.00%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (15.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) AWS DevOps
3 3 (15.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) AWS Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Lead DevOps
4 2 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Web Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) WebOps Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Spring
2 3 (15.00%) Node.js
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
3 2 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (10.00%) Express
3 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (10.00%) JSON
3 2 (10.00%) LAMP
3 2 (10.00%) LDAP
3 2 (10.00%) Svelte
3 2 (10.00%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Camel
4 1 (5.00%) GWT
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) Jinja
4 1 (5.00%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (5.00%) Play Framework
4 1 (5.00%) React
4 1 (5.00%) Spring Boot
4 1 (5.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) PKI
2 2 (10.00%) Blog
2 2 (10.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Derivative
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (10.00%) CentOS
5 2 (10.00%) Mac OS
5 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
5 2 (10.00%) Unix
6 1 (5.00%) Android
6 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Configuration Management
1 12 (60.00%) DevOps
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure as Code
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (20.00%) Deployment Automation
5 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (20.00%) Open Source
6 3 (15.00%) High Availability
6 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Optimisation
6 3 (15.00%) Technical Leadership
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Automation
7 2 (10.00%) Migration
7 2 (10.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) Thought Leadership
7 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
7 2 (10.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) Python
2 10 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 8 (40.00%) Java
4 6 (30.00%) Ruby
5 3 (15.00%) Groovy
5 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.00%) Perl
5 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (10.00%) Java 8
6 2 (10.00%) TypeScript
7 1 (5.00%) C++
7 1 (5.00%) Clojure
7 1 (5.00%) ClojureScript
7 1 (5.00%) Go
7 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (5.00%) Scala
7 1 (5.00%) SQL
7 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) MCTS
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) OCPJP
2 2 (10.00%) RHCSA
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) CCIE
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Docker
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) KVM
3 1 (5.00%) NFS
3 1 (5.00%) zsh
Systems Management
1 17 (85.00%) Puppet
2 16 (80.00%) Ansible
3 15 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (55.00%) Terraform
5 8 (40.00%) Kubernetes
6 2 (10.00%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
6 2 (10.00%) Packer
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (5.00%) Consul
7 1 (5.00%) Grafana
7 1 (5.00%) Graylog
7 1 (5.00%) SELinux
7 1 (5.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
1 3 (15.00%) VMware
2 2 (10.00%) Google
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (10.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) Cloudera
3 1 (5.00%) Hortonworks
3 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (5.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (5.00%) SaltStack
3 1 (5.00%) Sybase