Period
to 18 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 18 February 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 121 139 149
Rank change year-on-year +18 +10 +10
Contract jobs citing Salt 27 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.93% 0.037% 0.066%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.32% 0.33% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 1 2
Manchester median daily rate £575 £600 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +41.18% -22.73%
10th Percentile £368 £600 £413
90th Percentile £613 £600 £438
North West median daily rate £575 £600 £450
% change year-on-year -4.17% +33.33% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Manchester with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 427 303 345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.67% 11.27% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 198 221
Manchester median daily rate £500 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.68% +4.41% +21.43%
10th Percentile £275 £261 £298
90th Percentile £653 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £463 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +5.71% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 7
Manchester median hourly rate £17.46 £15.08 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +2.20% +22.92%
10th Percentile £10.73 £12.62 £10.73
90th Percentile £30.60 £48.15 £36.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.69 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.54% -10.34% -12.50%

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Salt in Manchester

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Salt in Manchester

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Salt in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Salt in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Salt.

1 27 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (100.00%) Puppet
1 27 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 27 (100.00%) Ansible
1 27 (100.00%) DevOps
2 21 (77.78%) Terraform
2 21 (77.78%) Jenkins
2 21 (77.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (48.15%) Docker
3 13 (48.15%) Bash Shell
3 13 (48.15%) PagerDuty
3 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (48.15%) Linux
3 13 (48.15%) Prometheus
4 12 (44.44%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 12 (44.44%) Google
4 12 (44.44%) Microservices
5 9 (33.33%) Kubernetes
5 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 9 (33.33%) HTTP
5 9 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 9 (33.33%) DNS
5 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 9 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 8 (29.63%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (29.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (29.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (29.63%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (25.93%) Anomaly Detection
7 7 (25.93%) DHCP

Salt
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (7.41%) Apache
1 2 (7.41%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 27 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (77.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (29.63%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (29.63%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (29.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.70%) IaaS
4 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) DNS
1 9 (33.33%) HTTP
1 9 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 7 (25.93%) DHCP
2 7 (25.93%) FTP
2 7 (25.93%) IPsec
3 2 (7.41%) Internet
3 2 (7.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (77.78%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) AWS DevOps
2 7 (25.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) AWS Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Consultant
2 7 (25.93%) DevOps Consultant
3 5 (18.52%) Senior DevOps
4 4 (14.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Java Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Python Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Provisioning Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Senior DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
2 4 (14.81%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (7.41%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (7.41%) Servlets
3 2 (7.41%) WSGI
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Linux
2 7 (25.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) DevOps
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 12 (44.44%) Microservices
4 9 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 8 (29.63%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (25.93%) Anomaly Detection
6 7 (25.93%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Build Automation
7 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.41%) Deployment Automation
7 2 (7.41%) Load Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Pair Programming
8 1 (3.70%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Bash Shell
2 6 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 4 (14.81%) Python
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (100.00%) Ansible
1 27 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 27 (100.00%) Puppet
2 21 (77.78%) Terraform
3 13 (48.15%) Prometheus
4 9 (33.33%) Kubernetes
5 2 (7.41%) Packer
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) PagerDuty
2 12 (44.44%) Google
3 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.81%) Splunk