The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of SaltStack products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SaltStack over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within SaltStack.

SaltStack
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 365 429 403
Rank change year-on-year +64 -26  
Contract jobs citing SaltStack 35 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.022% 0.079%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.054% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 2 13
Median daily rate £530 £563 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.77% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £513 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £613 £621
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £363
% change year-on-year -5.00% +37.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SaltStack is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8281 9297 9538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 42.02% 41.20% 44.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5547 6225 6188
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 136 204
Median hourly rate £22.34 £20.05 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.39% +7.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.57 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

SaltStack
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing SaltStack as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for SaltStack in London

SaltStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaltStack in London

SaltStack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaltStack in London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaltStack in London

SaltStack
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 SaltStack within the London region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Canary Wharf - 4 - -
City of London +14 3 £500 - 2
SaltStack
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SaltStack also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SaltStack.

1 66 (81.48%) DevOps
2 51 (62.96%) Python
3 49 (60.49%) Linux
4 38 (46.91%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (46.91%) Jenkins
4 38 (46.91%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (44.44%) Ansible
5 36 (44.44%) Puppet
6 28 (34.57%) Docker
6 28 (34.57%) Git (software)
7 26 (32.10%) Unix
8 25 (30.86%) Configuration Management
8 25 (30.86%) Amazon AWS
9 21 (25.93%) Perl
9 21 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (25.93%) Bash Shell
10 20 (24.69%) Migration
11 17 (20.99%) Telecoms
11 17 (20.99%) Open Source
12 16 (19.75%) Kubernetes
12 16 (19.75%) SQL
13 15 (18.52%) Windows
13 15 (18.52%) Red Hat
13 15 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (17.28%) Finance
14 14 (17.28%) IaaS
15 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Azure
16 12 (14.81%) High Availability
16 12 (14.81%) NFS
17 11 (13.58%) Active Directory

SaltStack
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 7 (8.64%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (7.41%) nginx
3 5 (6.17%) Apache Spark
3 5 (6.17%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.70%) Apache
4 3 (3.70%) Jupyter
5 2 (2.47%) CICS
5 2 (2.47%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (2.47%) IIS
5 2 (2.47%) NServiceBus
5 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.23%) Confluence
6 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (30.86%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (17.28%) IaaS
3 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (8.64%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (8.64%) PaaS
6 6 (7.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (4.94%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (3.70%) GitHub
9 2 (2.47%) Bluemix
9 2 (2.47%) Office 365
9 2 (2.47%) Slack
9 2 (2.47%) SoftLayer
10 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.35%) DNS
2 8 (9.88%) Kerberos
3 7 (8.64%) DHCP
3 7 (8.64%) Network Security
4 6 (7.41%) Firewall
5 5 (6.17%) HTTP
6 3 (3.70%) LDAP
6 3 (3.70%) SSL
6 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.47%) Internet
8 1 (1.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 7 (8.64%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (8.64%) Big Data
2 7 (8.64%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.17%) Cloudera CDH
3 5 (6.17%) HBase
4 3 (3.70%) MySQL
5 2 (2.47%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.47%) DB2
5 2 (2.47%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.47%) Redis
5 2 (2.47%) RethinkDB
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.23%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 38 (46.91%) Jenkins
2 28 (34.57%) Git (software)
3 9 (11.11%) Vagrant
4 6 (7.41%) JIRA
5 4 (4.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (4.94%) Hudson
5 4 (4.94%) Selenium
5 4 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.70%) Subversion
7 2 (2.47%) AnthillPro
7 2 (2.47%) CruiseControl
7 2 (2.47%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.47%) FxCop
7 2 (2.47%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.47%) JUnit
7 2 (2.47%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (2.47%) Maven
7 2 (2.47%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.47%) StyleCop
7 2 (2.47%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (20.99%) Telecoms
2 14 (17.28%) Finance
3 9 (11.11%) Banking
4 4 (4.94%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.47%) Electronics
5 2 (2.47%) Law
5 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (29.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (27.16%) Consultant
3 16 (19.75%) DevOps Consultant
4 14 (17.28%) Developer
5 11 (13.58%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 9 (11.11%) Perl Developer
7 8 (9.88%) AWS DevOps
8 7 (8.64%) Administrator
8 7 (8.64%) Python Developer
9 6 (7.41%) Linux Consultant
10 5 (6.17%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (6.17%) Data Administrator
10 5 (6.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 5 (6.17%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (4.94%) Cloud Engineer
11 4 (4.94%) Web Specialist
12 3 (3.70%) AWS Consultant
12 3 (3.70%) Operations Engineer
12 3 (3.70%) Tester
13 2 (2.47%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.88%) boto
2 6 (7.41%) Django
2 6 (7.41%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (7.41%) Web Services
3 3 (3.70%) RESTful
3 3 (3.70%) SOAP
4 2 (2.47%) .NET
4 2 (2.47%) LAMP
4 2 (2.47%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (2.47%) REST
4 2 (2.47%) Serverless Framework
5 1 (1.23%) Dropwizard
5 1 (1.23%) J2EE
5 1 (1.23%) JSON
5 1 (1.23%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.23%) Sensu
5 1 (1.23%) Spring
5 1 (1.23%) Velocity
5 1 (1.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.41%) Private Cloud
3 5 (6.17%) CMDB
3 5 (6.17%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.70%) EMC VNX
4 3 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.47%) iPad
5 2 (2.47%) Life Science
5 2 (2.47%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.23%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 49 (60.49%) Linux
2 26 (32.10%) Unix
3 15 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (18.52%) Windows
4 10 (12.35%) Solaris
5 4 (4.94%) Ubuntu
5 4 (4.94%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.70%) VMS
7 2 (2.47%) CoreOS
7 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.47%) zOS
8 1 (1.23%) CentOS
8 1 (1.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (81.48%) DevOps
2 38 (46.91%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (30.86%) Configuration Management
4 21 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (24.69%) Migration
6 17 (20.99%) Open Source
7 12 (14.81%) High Availability
8 9 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (9.88%) Continuous Deployment
10 7 (8.64%) Kanban
10 7 (8.64%) Microservices
11 6 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (7.41%) Load Balancing
11 6 (7.41%) Scrum
11 6 (7.41%) Storage Virtualisation
11 6 (7.41%) Web Operations
12 5 (6.17%) Low Latency
13 4 (4.94%) High-Frequency Trading
13 4 (4.94%) Test Automation
14 3 (3.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 51 (62.96%) Python
2 21 (25.93%) Bash Shell
2 21 (25.93%) Perl
3 16 (19.75%) SQL
4 9 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 5 (6.17%) Go
5 5 (6.17%) Java
5 5 (6.17%) Ruby
6 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.94%) CTC Cleared
2 4 (4.94%) Degree
3 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.47%) MCSE
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (34.57%) Docker
2 12 (14.81%) NFS
3 11 (13.58%) Active Directory
4 6 (7.41%) KVM
5 5 (6.17%) HDFS
6 4 (4.94%) vCloud
7 2 (2.47%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (46.91%) Opscode Chef
2 36 (44.44%) Ansible
2 36 (44.44%) Puppet
3 16 (19.75%) Kubernetes
4 9 (11.11%) Nagios
5 8 (9.88%) Kibana
5 8 (9.88%) logstash
6 7 (8.64%) Grafana
6 7 (8.64%) Graphite
7 6 (7.41%) Salt
8 5 (6.17%) Hadoop YARN
8 5 (6.17%) Rancher
8 5 (6.17%) Terraform
9 4 (4.94%) CA Service Virtualization
10 3 (3.70%) Mesos
10 3 (3.70%) OpenIDM
11 2 (2.47%) CA Endevor
11 2 (2.47%) OMEGAMON
11 2 (2.47%) SCOM
11 2 (2.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (18.52%) Red Hat
2 9 (11.11%) VMware
3 7 (8.64%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.41%) EMC
5 5 (6.17%) Cloudera
6 4 (4.94%) CA
6 4 (4.94%) IBM
6 4 (4.94%) Splunk
7 3 (3.70%) ForgeRock
7 3 (3.70%) Isilon
8 2 (2.47%) AppDynamics
8 2 (2.47%) Oracle
8 2 (2.47%) SAP
8 2 (2.47%) Syncsort
9 1 (1.23%) Google
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