Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 491 350 517
Rank change year-on-year -141 +167 -32
Contract jobs citing Salt 32 27 75
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.61% 1.03% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 52
10th Percentile £456 £413 £473
25th Percentile £464 £505 £536
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £540 £575
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% -6.09% +4.55%
75th Percentile £538 £638 £656
90th Percentile £638 £743 £724
England median daily rate £500 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -13.04% +4.55% +4.76%

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 5,276 2,619 6,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.52% 16.62% 15.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,822 1,894 4,626
10th Percentile £406 £375 £350
25th Percentile £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £540 £550
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% -1.82% +4.76%
75th Percentile £650 £613 £625
90th Percentile £713 £700 £700
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 74
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.42 £12.76
25th Percentile £19.07 £14.07 £17.75
Median hourly rate £25.25 £19.39 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +30.22% -7.67% -4.55%
75th Percentile £46.33 £41.28 £44.54
90th Percentile £65.00 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.13% +2.63% +0.80%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -29 2 £525 +10.53% 9
Salt
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 31 (96.88%) Ansible
2 27 (84.38%) Puppet
3 25 (78.13%) Linux
3 25 (78.13%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (68.75%) Configuration Management
5 18 (56.25%) Python
5 18 (56.25%) AWS
6 17 (53.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (46.88%) Red Hat
7 15 (46.88%) SaltStack
8 13 (40.63%) VMware
9 12 (37.50%) Clustering
9 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (37.50%) DevOps
10 11 (34.38%) Azure
10 11 (34.38%) Veritas
10 11 (34.38%) Symantec
11 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
12 7 (21.88%) Docker
12 7 (21.88%) Social Skills
12 7 (21.88%) Banking
12 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
12 7 (21.88%) Finance
13 6 (18.75%) Java
13 6 (18.75%) Maven
13 6 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (18.75%) GitHub
13 6 (18.75%) GCP
14 5 (15.63%) GitLab

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 3 (9.38%) Tomcat
1 3 (9.38%) WebLogic
1 3 (9.38%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.25%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 18 (56.25%) AWS
2 11 (34.38%) Azure
3 6 (18.75%) GCP
3 6 (18.75%) GitHub
4 4 (12.50%) IaaS
5 3 (9.38%) Datadog
5 3 (9.38%) PaaS
6 2 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (6.25%) Amazon S3
6 2 (6.25%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (6.25%) AWS KMS
6 2 (6.25%) npm
6 2 (6.25%) OpenShift
6 2 (6.25%) Route 53
6 2 (6.25%) Yarn
7 1 (3.13%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (3.13%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (3.13%) Power Platform
7 1 (3.13%) SaaS
7 1 (3.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) DNS
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) 4G
2 1 (3.13%) 5G
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.13%) FCAPS
2 1 (3.13%) MIMO
2 1 (3.13%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) VPN
2 1 (3.13%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (3.13%) Big Data
1 1 (3.13%) Data Lake
1 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.13%) Metadata
1 1 (3.13%) Neo4j
1 1 (3.13%) Power BI
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.13%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
2 6 (18.75%) Maven
3 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
3 5 (15.63%) GitLab
4 3 (9.38%) Bitbucket
4 3 (9.38%) Gerrit
4 3 (9.38%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (6.25%) Gradle
6 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.13%) JMeter
6 1 (3.13%) kappa
6 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
6 1 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (3.13%) Selenium
6 1 (3.13%) Subversion
6 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (21.88%) Banking
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
1 7 (21.88%) Social Skills
2 5 (15.63%) Documentation Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Presentation Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Service Operations Specialist
2 6 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 4 (12.50%) Lead DevOps
3 4 (12.50%) Operations Support Specialist
3 4 (12.50%) Support Specialist
3 4 (12.50%) Unix Specialist
3 4 (12.50%) Unix Support
3 4 (12.50%) Unix Support Specialist
4 3 (9.38%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (3.13%) Java EE
2 1 (3.13%) JSON
2 1 (3.13%) Kafka
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) PySpark
2 1 (3.13%) REST
2 1 (3.13%) SAML
2 1 (3.13%) Spark Streaming
2 1 (3.13%) Spring
2 1 (3.13%) Spring Boot
2 1 (3.13%) Spring Cloud
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Clustering
2 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
3 6 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (9.38%) Public Cloud
6 2 (6.25%) Life Science
7 1 (3.13%) Blog
7 1 (3.13%) Cloud Native
7 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
7 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
7 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
7 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) Linux
2 17 (53.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (15.63%) Unix
4 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Configuration Management
2 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) DevOps
3 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
4 4 (12.50%) ITIL
4 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 4 (12.50%) Open Source
4 4 (12.50%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 4 (12.50%) Time Management
5 3 (9.38%) Build Automation
5 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (9.38%) Deployment Automation
5 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.38%) High Availability
5 3 (9.38%) Microservices
5 3 (9.38%) Scrum
5 3 (9.38%) SDLC
6 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.25%) Change Management
6 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (56.25%) Python
2 6 (18.75%) Java
3 4 (12.50%) Go
3 4 (12.50%) Groovy
3 4 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.13%) C
5 1 (3.13%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) Ruby
5 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) Master's Degree
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.13%) SOC 1
1 1 (3.13%) SOC 2
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (21.88%) Docker
3 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) Ceph
3 1 (3.13%) vCloud
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.13%) VMware NSX
3 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (96.88%) Ansible
2 27 (84.38%) Puppet
3 25 (78.13%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (15.63%) Kubernetes
4 5 (15.63%) Terraform
5 4 (12.50%) Prometheus
6 3 (9.38%) Grafana
7 1 (3.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
7 1 (3.13%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (3.13%) Nagios
7 1 (3.13%) Rancher
7 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (3.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Red Hat
1 15 (46.88%) SaltStack
2 13 (40.63%) VMware
3 11 (34.38%) Symantec
3 11 (34.38%) Veritas
4 3 (9.38%) MuleSoft
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle
5 2 (6.25%) Cadence
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco
5 2 (6.25%) Google
5 2 (6.25%) SAP
6 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.13%) Dell
6 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.13%) HP
6 1 (3.13%) IBM
6 1 (3.13%) Juniper
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.13%) NEC
6 1 (3.13%) Perforce