Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 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 > North West
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 172 - 204
Rank change year-on-year - +204 +30
Contract jobs citing Salt 37 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.65% - 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.00% - 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 0 5
North West median daily rate £575 - £450
10th Percentile £368 - £218
90th Percentile £613 - £600
England median daily rate £563 £540 £500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +8.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £52.50 -

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 740 682 575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.05% 12.24% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 433 383
North West median daily rate £476 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.78% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £275 £280 £213
90th Percentile £650 £588 £563
England median daily rate £500 £495 £450
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 35 18
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.19 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.09% -6.14% -21.86%
10th Percentile £14.26 £12.35 £12.54
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.20 £43.30
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.07 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.46% -14.66% -1.23%

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 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
Manchester - 32 £575 - 2
Cheshire - 4 - -
Salt
England

For the 6 months to 19 March 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 North West region with a requirement for Salt.

1 37 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 37 (100.00%) Puppet
1 37 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 37 (100.00%) DevOps
2 36 (97.30%) Ansible
3 27 (72.97%) Jenkins
4 26 (70.27%) Terraform
5 24 (64.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 20 (54.05%) Linux
7 18 (48.65%) Bash Shell
7 18 (48.65%) Docker
8 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (43.24%) Prometheus
10 15 (40.54%) Microservices
10 15 (40.54%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 15 (40.54%) Google
11 14 (37.84%) Configuration Management
11 14 (37.84%) Test Automation
11 14 (37.84%) Kubernetes
11 14 (37.84%) PagerDuty
12 13 (35.14%) HTTP
12 13 (35.14%) TCP/IP
12 13 (35.14%) DNS
13 10 (27.03%) Python
13 10 (27.03%) Java
13 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
13 10 (27.03%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (27.03%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (24.32%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (24.32%) Windows

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 5 (13.51%) Apache
1 5 (13.51%) nginx
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 37 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (64.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (27.03%) AWS CloudFormation
3 10 (27.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (24.32%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (5.41%) IaaS
5 2 (5.41%) PaaS
6 1 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.70%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (2.70%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (2.70%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (2.70%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (2.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (2.70%) Serverless
6 1 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) DNS
1 13 (35.14%) HTTP
1 13 (35.14%) TCP/IP
2 8 (21.62%) DHCP
2 8 (21.62%) FTP
2 8 (21.62%) IPsec
3 5 (13.51%) Internet
3 5 (13.51%) SSL
4 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) Amazon Redshift
2 5 (13.51%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (13.51%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.70%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 27 (72.97%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.70%) Artifactory
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) Spinnaker
Job Titles
1 25 (67.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (27.03%) Consultant
2 10 (27.03%) DevOps Consultant
3 8 (21.62%) AWS DevOps
3 8 (21.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 8 (21.62%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Senior DevOps
5 4 (10.81%) Java Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Python Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Provisioning Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Senior DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) .NET
2 5 (13.51%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (13.51%) LAPP Stack
2 5 (13.51%) Servlets
2 5 (13.51%) WSGI
3 1 (2.70%) boto
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) JSON
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (54.05%) Linux
2 9 (24.32%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (100.00%) DevOps
2 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (40.54%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 15 (40.54%) Microservices
4 14 (37.84%) Configuration Management
4 14 (37.84%) Test Automation
5 9 (24.32%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (21.62%) Anomaly Detection
6 8 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (21.62%) Unit Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (13.51%) Build Automation
8 5 (13.51%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (13.51%) Load Testing
9 2 (5.41%) Pair Programming
10 1 (2.70%) Data Security
10 1 (2.70%) High Availability
10 1 (2.70%) Open Source
10 1 (2.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) Bash Shell
2 10 (27.03%) Java
2 10 (27.03%) Python
3 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.41%) Perl
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 18 (48.65%) Docker
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 37 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 37 (100.00%) Puppet
2 36 (97.30%) Ansible
3 26 (70.27%) Terraform
4 16 (43.24%) Prometheus
5 14 (37.84%) Kubernetes
6 2 (5.41%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (5.41%) Packer
7 1 (2.70%) Mesos
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Google
2 14 (37.84%) PagerDuty
3 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
4 5 (13.51%) Splunk
5 1 (2.70%) SaltStack
5 1 (2.70%) VMware