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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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 551 444 416
Rank change year-on-year -107 -28 +128
Contract jobs citing Salt 21 28 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.054% 0.12% 0.086%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.32% 0.65% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 7
10th Percentile £471 £456 £313
25th Percentile £630 £460 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £700 £474 £525
Median % change year-on-year +47.76% -9.76% -12.50%
75th Percentile £741 £499 £631
90th Percentile £975 £504 £690
England median daily rate £625 £474 £525
% change year-on-year +31.93% -9.76% -8.70%

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 6,653 4,286 3,225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.22% 17.65% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,065 3,175 2,363
10th Percentile £422 £400 £350
25th Percentile £512 £463 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £535 £550
Median % change year-on-year +12.15% -2.73% -
75th Percentile £700 £630 £618
90th Percentile £794 £713 £700
England median daily rate £575 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +12.20% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 13 33
10th Percentile £14.95 £15.01 £12.42
25th Percentile £21.00 £22.25 £12.44
Median hourly rate £23.91 £40.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -40.23% +110.53% -19.15%
75th Percentile £35.00 £65.00 £26.75
90th Percentile £78.75 £68.00 £47.71
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.40 £19.00
% change year-on-year -11.89% +28.42% +2.70%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -30 8 £725 +45.36% 4
Salt
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 21 (100.00%) Ansible
2 20 (95.24%) Python
3 17 (80.95%) Puppet
3 17 (80.95%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (76.19%) Docker
5 13 (61.90%) Terraform
6 12 (57.14%) AWS
6 12 (57.14%) Agile
7 11 (52.38%) Configuration Management
7 11 (52.38%) DevOps
7 11 (52.38%) Kubernetes
8 10 (47.62%) Jenkins
8 10 (47.62%) Linux
9 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
9 9 (42.86%) Git (software)
9 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
9 9 (42.86%) Infrastructure as Code
10 8 (38.10%) CI/CD
10 8 (38.10%) Perl
10 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
11 7 (33.33%) Social Skills
12 6 (28.57%) Platform Engineering
12 6 (28.57%) CircleCI
12 6 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (28.57%) Java
12 6 (28.57%) Ruby
12 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
12 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared

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 (19.05%) OpenStack
1 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
2 3 (14.29%) Apache
3 1 (4.76%) Confluence
3 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 12 (57.14%) AWS
2 6 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (23.81%) GitHub
3 5 (23.81%) OpenShift
4 4 (19.05%) Amazon ECS
4 4 (19.05%) Azure
4 4 (19.05%) GCP
4 4 (19.05%) GitHub Actions
5 2 (9.52%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Jenkins
2 9 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 6 (28.57%) CircleCI
4 3 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (14.29%) git-flow
4 3 (14.29%) GitLab
4 3 (14.29%) RSpec
5 1 (4.76%) Artifactory
5 1 (4.76%) Bitbucket
5 1 (4.76%) Hudson
5 1 (4.76%) JIRA
5 1 (4.76%) JMeter
5 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
5 1 (4.76%) Selenium
5 1 (4.76%) Subversion
5 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.76%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (33.33%) Social Skills
3 5 (23.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Platform Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) GCP Platform Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (14.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior DevOps
5 2 (9.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Platform Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Developer
6 1 (4.76%) DevOps Platform Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Python Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Vulnerability Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) RESTful
2 4 (19.05%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (9.52%) REST
4 1 (4.76%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) Django
4 1 (4.76%) JSON
4 1 (4.76%) Kafka
4 1 (4.76%) SOAP
4 1 (4.76%) Web Services
4 1 (4.76%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (19.05%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (19.05%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (14.29%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.76%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) CentOS
2 3 (14.29%) Kali Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Windows
4 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile
2 11 (52.38%) Configuration Management
2 11 (52.38%) DevOps
3 9 (42.86%) Infrastructure as Code
4 8 (38.10%) CI/CD
5 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (28.57%) Platform Engineering
6 4 (19.05%) Cloud Operations
6 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
6 4 (19.05%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (19.05%) Cost Optimisation
6 4 (19.05%) Data Science
6 4 (19.05%) Decision-Making
6 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Automation
6 4 (19.05%) ITIL
6 4 (19.05%) Observability
6 4 (19.05%) Open Source
6 4 (19.05%) Release Management
6 4 (19.05%) Task Automation
6 4 (19.05%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) Python
2 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 8 (38.10%) Perl
4 6 (28.57%) Java
4 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 6 (28.57%) Ruby
5 5 (23.81%) Go
6 4 (19.05%) Bash
6 4 (19.05%) C++
7 2 (9.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) NIST
System Software
1 16 (76.19%) Docker
2 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (100.00%) Ansible
2 17 (80.95%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (80.95%) Puppet
3 13 (61.90%) Terraform
4 11 (52.38%) Kubernetes
5 4 (19.05%) CloudForms
5 4 (19.05%) vRealize
6 3 (14.29%) Consul
6 3 (14.29%) Icinga
6 3 (14.29%) Nessus
6 3 (14.29%) Nmap
6 3 (14.29%) Packer
6 3 (14.29%) Prometheus
7 1 (4.76%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (4.76%) Grafana
7 1 (4.76%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (4.76%) Kibana
7 1 (4.76%) logstash
7 1 (4.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco
2 4 (19.05%) Google
2 4 (19.05%) NetApp
2 4 (19.05%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Splunk
4 1 (4.76%) AppDynamics
4 1 (4.76%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Perforce
4 1 (4.76%) SaltStack