Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 420 419 547
Rank change year-on-year -1 +128 -59
Contract jobs citing Salt 31 20 58
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.094% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.76% 0.59% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 44
10th Percentile £451 £363 "
25th Percentile £459 £413 £538
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £473 £525 £581
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% -9.64% +5.64%
75th Percentile £496 £588 £656
90th Percentile £500 £683 £669
England median daily rate £474 £525 £575
% change year-on-year -9.76% -8.70% +9.52%

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 4,082 3,362 6,616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.45% 15.83% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,063 2,466 4,775
10th Percentile £400 £325 £363
25th Percentile £463 £450 £453
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £630 £613 £625
90th Percentile £700 £699 £688
England median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 35 80
10th Percentile £15.78 £12.42 £15.25
25th Percentile £23.56 £12.60 £18.02
Median hourly rate £49.50 £19.00 £23.50
Median % change year-on-year +160.53% -19.15% -6.00%
75th Percentile £65.75 £26.75 £42.90
90th Percentile £68.00 £47.83 £50.10
England median hourly rate £24.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +29.73% - +5.71%

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 11 May 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 11 May 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 +25 5 £473 -10.00% 5
Salt
England

For the 6 months to 11 May 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 30 (96.77%) Ansible
2 28 (90.32%) Puppet
3 26 (83.87%) Configuration Management
4 25 (80.65%) Linux
4 25 (80.65%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (64.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (61.29%) Python
7 18 (58.06%) Red Hat
7 18 (58.06%) AWS
8 16 (51.61%) VMware
9 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (48.39%) SaltStack
10 12 (38.71%) Clustering
10 12 (38.71%) Java
10 12 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (35.48%) Azure
11 11 (35.48%) Veritas
11 11 (35.48%) Symantec
11 11 (35.48%) GCP
12 10 (32.26%) Docker
12 10 (32.26%) Banking
13 9 (29.03%) Finance
13 9 (29.03%) DevOps
14 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
15 7 (22.58%) GitHub
15 7 (22.58%) Node.js
15 7 (22.58%) Git (software)
15 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
15 7 (22.58%) Unix
15 7 (22.58%) Prometheus

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 (6.45%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 18 (58.06%) AWS
2 11 (35.48%) Azure
2 11 (35.48%) GCP
3 7 (22.58%) GitHub
4 5 (16.13%) Datadog
5 4 (12.90%) npm
5 4 (12.90%) Yarn
6 3 (9.68%) Amazon ECS
6 3 (9.68%) IaaS
6 3 (9.68%) OpenShift
7 2 (6.45%) PaaS
8 1 (3.23%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (3.23%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Firewall
2 2 (6.45%) BIG-IP
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.45%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) MPLS
2 2 (6.45%) NetScaler
2 2 (6.45%) SD-WAN
2 2 (6.45%) VPN
2 2 (6.45%) WAN
2 2 (6.45%) WLAN
3 1 (3.23%) 4G
3 1 (3.23%) 5G
3 1 (3.23%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) FCAPS
3 1 (3.23%) MIMO
3 1 (3.23%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) VSAN
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
2 7 (22.58%) Git (software)
3 6 (19.35%) Bitbucket
3 6 (19.35%) GitLab
4 5 (16.13%) Gerrit
4 5 (16.13%) Maven
5 4 (12.90%) Gradle
6 2 (6.45%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (3.23%) Artifactory
7 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 10 (32.26%) Banking
2 9 (29.03%) Finance
3 6 (19.35%) Social Skills
4 5 (16.13%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (3.23%) Electronics
5 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.23%) Marketing
5 1 (3.23%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (3.23%) Public Sector
5 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Service Operations Specialist
2 6 (19.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Azure Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
3 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 4 (12.90%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Operations Support Specialist
3 4 (12.90%) Senior Automation Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Support Specialist
3 4 (12.90%) Unix Specialist
3 4 (12.90%) Unix Support
3 4 (12.90%) Unix Support Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) Node.js
2 3 (9.68%) Middleware
3 2 (6.45%) Spring
3 2 (6.45%) Spring Boot
4 1 (3.23%) .NET
4 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.23%) Django
4 1 (3.23%) J2EE
4 1 (3.23%) Java EE
4 1 (3.23%) Kafka
4 1 (3.23%) Spring Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) Swagger
4 1 (3.23%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Clustering
2 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
3 6 (19.35%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (19.35%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.23%) Blog
5 1 (3.23%) Cloud Native
5 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.23%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (80.65%) Linux
2 20 (64.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (22.58%) Unix
4 2 (6.45%) Windows
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Configuration Management
2 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (29.03%) DevOps
4 6 (19.35%) Microservices
5 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (16.13%) High Availability
5 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Automation
5 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (16.13%) Load Balancing
6 4 (12.90%) Dependency Management
6 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure as Code
6 4 (12.90%) ITIL
6 4 (12.90%) Project Delivery
6 4 (12.90%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 4 (12.90%) Time Management
7 3 (9.68%) Process Improvement
7 3 (9.68%) Resource Management
7 3 (9.68%) Scrum
8 2 (6.45%) Migration
8 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) Python
2 12 (38.71%) Java
3 6 (19.35%) Go
4 3 (9.68%) Groovy
4 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) Perl
6 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.23%) C
6 1 (3.23%) C#
6 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) CCIE
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.23%) Master's Degree
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (32.26%) Docker
3 4 (12.90%) vSphere
4 3 (9.68%) VMware NSX
5 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.45%) KVM
6 1 (3.23%) Ceph
6 1 (3.23%) vCloud
6 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (96.77%) Ansible
2 28 (90.32%) Puppet
3 25 (80.65%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (22.58%) Prometheus
5 6 (19.35%) Grafana
6 5 (16.13%) Kubernetes
7 4 (12.90%) Terraform
8 1 (3.23%) Rancher
8 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (3.23%) vRealize
8 1 (3.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Red Hat
2 16 (51.61%) VMware
3 15 (48.39%) SaltStack
4 11 (35.48%) Symantec
4 11 (35.48%) Veritas
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco
5 3 (9.68%) Google
6 2 (6.45%) Cadence
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.45%) SAP
7 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
7 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.23%) Citrix
7 1 (3.23%) Dell
7 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.23%) HP
7 1 (3.23%) IBM
7 1 (3.23%) Juniper
7 1 (3.23%) NEC
7 1 (3.23%) Splunk