Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 December 2018 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 > North West
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 201 212
Rank change year-on-year +4 +11 -
Contract jobs citing Salt 26 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.43% 0.035% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.19% 0.33% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 5
North West median daily rate £575 £538 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.98% +19.44% -
10th Percentile £402 £476 £390
90th Percentile £650 £589 £600
England median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 816 612 656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.55% 10.77% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 403 408
North West median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £203
90th Percentile £650 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 28 18
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.26% -0.59% +63.46%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.35 £12.36
90th Percentile £53.00 £43.23 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.07 £20.73
% change year-on-year +2.53% -17.67% +3.65%

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Salt as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Salt in the North West

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Salt in the North West

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Salt in the North West over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Salt in the North West

Salt
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Salt within the North West region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. 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
Manchester -1 16 £575 -4.17% 4
Cheshire - 9 - -
Salt
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Salt.

1 26 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (92.31%) DevOps
2 24 (92.31%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (92.31%) Puppet
3 23 (88.46%) Ansible
4 16 (61.54%) Jenkins
5 15 (57.69%) Java
5 15 (57.69%) Linux
6 14 (53.85%) Python
6 14 (53.85%) Configuration Management
6 14 (53.85%) Test Automation
7 13 (50.00%) Bash Shell
7 13 (50.00%) Terraform
8 11 (42.31%) DNS
8 11 (42.31%) HTTP
8 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
9 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (34.62%) Google
10 9 (34.62%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (34.62%) Docker
11 8 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (26.92%) Deployment Automation
12 7 (26.92%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (26.92%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (23.08%) PagerDuty
13 6 (23.08%) WSGI
13 6 (23.08%) Build Automation
13 6 (23.08%) Prometheus

Salt
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (23.08%) Apache
1 6 (23.08%) nginx
2 3 (11.54%) Apache Spark
3 2 (7.69%) Apache Pig
4 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 24 (92.31%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (34.62%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (26.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (23.08%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (11.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (3.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (3.85%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (3.85%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
7 1 (3.85%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (3.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (3.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) DNS
1 11 (42.31%) HTTP
1 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
2 6 (23.08%) Internet
2 6 (23.08%) SSL
3 5 (19.23%) DHCP
3 5 (19.23%) FTP
3 5 (19.23%) IPsec
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) Amazon Redshift
2 6 (23.08%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (15.38%) Hadoop
4 3 (11.54%) Big Data
5 2 (7.69%) Apache Hive
5 2 (7.69%) HBase
6 1 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (3.85%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 16 (61.54%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.69%) Hudson
2 2 (7.69%) Subversion
2 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) Artifactory
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) RStudio
3 1 (3.85%) Spinnaker
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) AWS DevOps
3 4 (15.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Developer
3 4 (15.38%) DevOps Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (7.69%) Cloud Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) DevOps Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Hadoop Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Java Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Python Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Senior DevOps Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) LAPP Stack
1 6 (23.08%) Servlets
1 6 (23.08%) WSGI
2 5 (19.23%) .NET
3 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 2 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (7.69%) Node.js
3 2 (7.69%) React
4 1 (3.85%) boto
4 1 (3.85%) HTML
4 1 (3.85%) JSON
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (3.85%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (11.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) DevOps
2 14 (53.85%) Configuration Management
2 14 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (26.92%) Deployment Automation
6 6 (23.08%) Build Automation
6 6 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (23.08%) Load Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Anomaly Detection
7 5 (19.23%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 5 (19.23%) Microservices
7 5 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Pair Programming
9 3 (11.54%) High Availability
9 3 (11.54%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 3 (11.54%) Scrum
10 2 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) Java
2 14 (53.85%) Python
3 13 (50.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (11.54%) Ruby
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.69%) Perl
5 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.85%) PHP
6 1 (3.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Docker
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (92.31%) Puppet
3 23 (88.46%) Ansible
4 13 (50.00%) Terraform
5 6 (23.08%) Kubernetes
5 6 (23.08%) Prometheus
6 4 (15.38%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (3.85%) Mesos
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Google
2 6 (23.08%) PagerDuty
3 3 (11.54%) SaltStack
4 2 (7.69%) Cloudera
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.69%) Splunk
5 1 (3.85%) VMware