Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 2019 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 478 528 584
Rank change year-on-year +50 +56 -68
Contract jobs citing Salt 72 110 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.33% 1.52% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 77 53
London median daily rate £625 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £365 £428 £400
90th Percentile £750 £668 £625
England median daily rate £550 £501 £500
% change year-on-year +9.73% +0.25% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 5,433 7,233 5,897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.07% 15.58% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,967 5,378 4,335
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 77 58
London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -22.33% +35.53%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.31 £11.94
90th Percentile £47.43 £39.02 £165.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.14
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.13% -23.84%

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Salt in London

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Salt in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Salt in London

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Salt in London over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor 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 15 November 2019. 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 +31 8 £650 +15.56% 9
East London +31 4 £300 -62.50% 4
West London +28 1 £425 -27.60% 2
South London - 1 - - 1
Salt
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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 70 (97.22%) Puppet
2 64 (88.89%) Python
3 61 (84.72%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (72.22%) Configuration Management
5 50 (69.44%) Ansible
6 48 (66.67%) DevOps
7 44 (61.11%) AWS
8 39 (54.17%) Linux
8 39 (54.17%) Java
9 36 (50.00%) Bash Shell
10 34 (47.22%) Jenkins
10 34 (47.22%) Ruby
11 32 (44.44%) Perl
12 28 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (38.89%) Git (software)
12 28 (38.89%) Terraform
13 25 (34.72%) Kubernetes
14 20 (27.78%) Docker
15 19 (26.39%) Infrastructure as Code
15 19 (26.39%) JavaScript
16 18 (25.00%) MySQL
16 18 (25.00%) IaaS
17 17 (23.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 16 (22.22%) Azure
18 16 (22.22%) Windows
18 16 (22.22%) DNS
18 16 (22.22%) Red Hat
18 16 (22.22%) Go
19 15 (20.83%) GCP
19 15 (20.83%) Problem-Solving

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 9 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 8 (11.11%) Confluence
2 8 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (9.72%) Jetty
3 7 (9.72%) Tomcat
4 6 (8.33%) Apache Spark
4 6 (8.33%) JBoss
4 6 (8.33%) nginx
4 6 (8.33%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 6 (8.33%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.78%) Apache
5 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.39%) IIS
6 1 (1.39%) Mongrel
6 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.39%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (1.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 44 (61.11%) AWS
2 18 (25.00%) IaaS
3 16 (22.22%) Azure
4 15 (20.83%) GCP
5 12 (16.67%) GitHub
6 11 (15.28%) PaaS
6 11 (15.28%) SaaS
7 7 (9.72%) Route 53
8 5 (6.94%) OpenShift
9 4 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (4.17%) Datadog
10 3 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (2.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (2.78%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (2.78%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (2.78%) Power Platform
11 2 (2.78%) Stackdriver
12 1 (1.39%) npm
12 1 (1.39%) Serverless
12 1 (1.39%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.22%) DNS
2 11 (15.28%) Firewall
2 11 (15.28%) TCP/IP
3 10 (13.89%) HTTP
4 9 (12.50%) SSL
5 8 (11.11%) BGP
5 8 (11.11%) DHCP
6 7 (9.72%) WAN
7 6 (8.33%) EIGRP
7 6 (8.33%) Multicast
7 6 (8.33%) SSH
7 6 (8.33%) VXLAN
7 6 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (6.94%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (5.56%) NetScaler
10 3 (4.17%) BIG-IP
10 3 (4.17%) Internet
10 3 (4.17%) VPN
11 2 (2.78%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.00%) MySQL
2 13 (18.06%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (15.28%) MongoDB
4 8 (11.11%) Hadoop
4 8 (11.11%) Oracle Database
5 4 (5.56%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.56%) RDBMS
5 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (2.78%) Big Data
7 2 (2.78%) BigQuery
7 2 (2.78%) Bigtable
7 2 (2.78%) Data Lake
7 2 (2.78%) Neo4j
7 2 (2.78%) Power BI
8 1 (1.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 34 (47.22%) Jenkins
2 28 (38.89%) Git (software)
3 10 (13.89%) Subversion
4 9 (12.50%) Maven
4 9 (12.50%) Vagrant
5 8 (11.11%) Gradle
5 8 (11.11%) JIRA
5 8 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (9.72%) Ant
6 7 (9.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (8.33%) ClearCase
7 6 (8.33%) Eclipse
7 6 (8.33%) FishEye
7 6 (8.33%) Hudson
7 6 (8.33%) IntelliJ
7 6 (8.33%) Leiningen
7 6 (8.33%) Mercurial
7 6 (8.33%) Poseidon for UML
8 4 (5.56%) Cucumber
8 4 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 15 (20.83%) Finance
2 11 (15.28%) Public Sector
3 4 (5.56%) Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.78%) Games
4 2 (2.78%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (15.28%) Architect
3 9 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (11.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 7 (9.72%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Network Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) AWS DevOps
7 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (6.94%) Senior DevOps
8 4 (5.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) DBA
8 4 (5.56%) MySQL DBA
8 4 (5.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Administrator
9 3 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.28%) Node.js
2 8 (11.11%) Spring
3 7 (9.72%) Django
3 7 (9.72%) JSON
4 6 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
4 6 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 6 (8.33%) Apache Camel
4 6 (8.33%) GWT
4 6 (8.33%) Hibernate
4 6 (8.33%) HTML
4 6 (8.33%) HTML5
4 6 (8.33%) JMS
4 6 (8.33%) jQuery
4 6 (8.33%) Play Framework
4 6 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (8.33%) React
4 6 (8.33%) STL
4 6 (8.33%) Web Services
4 6 (8.33%) XML
5 4 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.11%) Public Cloud
3 7 (9.72%) User Experience
4 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.33%) Derivative
5 4 (5.56%) Private Cloud
5 4 (5.56%) Replication
6 2 (2.78%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.78%) Online Gambling
6 2 (2.78%) PMI
7 1 (1.39%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (54.17%) Linux
2 17 (23.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (22.22%) Windows
4 9 (12.50%) Ubuntu
5 8 (11.11%) CentOS
5 8 (11.11%) Unix
6 7 (9.72%) Debian
7 6 (8.33%) Android
7 6 (8.33%) Apple iOS
7 6 (8.33%) Mac OS X
8 5 (6.94%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.39%) CoreOS
9 1 (1.39%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (72.22%) Configuration Management
2 48 (66.67%) DevOps
3 28 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (26.39%) Infrastructure as Code
5 15 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (19.44%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (18.06%) Deployment Automation
7 13 (18.06%) Migration
8 12 (16.67%) Scrum
8 12 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 11 (15.28%) High Availability
9 11 (15.28%) Load Balancing
10 9 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (12.50%) Task Automation
11 8 (11.11%) Web Operations
12 7 (9.72%) Microservices
12 7 (9.72%) Network Virtualisation
12 7 (9.72%) Open Source
13 6 (8.33%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 64 (88.89%) Python
2 39 (54.17%) Java
3 36 (50.00%) Bash Shell
4 34 (47.22%) Ruby
5 32 (44.44%) Perl
6 19 (26.39%) JavaScript
7 16 (22.22%) Go
8 14 (19.44%) SQL
9 13 (18.06%) PowerShell
9 13 (18.06%) Scala
10 10 (13.89%) Groovy
11 9 (12.50%) C++
12 8 (11.11%) C
13 6 (8.33%) Clojure
13 6 (8.33%) ClojureScript
13 6 (8.33%) PL/SQL
13 6 (8.33%) Tcl
13 6 (8.33%) T-SQL
14 4 (5.56%) VBA
15 3 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.33%) DBS Check
2 6 (8.33%) Degree
3 5 (6.94%) CCNP
3 5 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.78%) CEH
5 2 (2.78%) MCTS
5 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.78%) OCPJP
5 2 (2.78%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.78%) RHCSA
5 2 (2.78%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (1.39%) CCIE
6 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) QA
2 3 (4.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (27.78%) Docker
2 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.94%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.56%) KVM
4 4 (5.56%) vSphere
5 3 (4.17%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.39%) LXC
6 1 (1.39%) Varnish
6 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.39%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 70 (97.22%) Puppet
2 61 (84.72%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (69.44%) Ansible
4 28 (38.89%) Terraform
5 25 (34.72%) Kubernetes
6 10 (13.89%) Packer
7 4 (5.56%) Grafana
7 4 (5.56%) Nagios
8 3 (4.17%) Graphite
9 2 (2.78%) Consul
9 2 (2.78%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (2.78%) Opsview
9 2 (2.78%) ZABBIX
10 1 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (1.39%) Kibana
10 1 (1.39%) logstash
10 1 (1.39%) Mesos
10 1 (1.39%) Pingdom
10 1 (1.39%) Prometheus
10 1 (1.39%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 14 (19.44%) SaltStack
3 13 (18.06%) Cisco
4 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
5 9 (12.50%) Oracle
6 8 (11.11%) VMware
7 7 (9.72%) Google
7 7 (9.72%) Lets Encrypt
8 6 (8.33%) Arista
8 6 (8.33%) Cloudera
8 6 (8.33%) Hortonworks
8 6 (8.33%) HP
8 6 (8.33%) Intel
8 6 (8.33%) Palo Alto
8 6 (8.33%) Sybase
9 4 (5.56%) CheckPoint
9 4 (5.56%) Citrix
9 4 (5.56%) Splunk
10 3 (4.17%) F5
11 2 (2.78%) Tableau