The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for GitHub skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GitHub over the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GitHub
England / South West
Rank 120 116 135
Rank change year-on-year -4 +19  
Contract jobs citing GitHub 20 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.77% 0.76% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.07% 12.29% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 4
Median daily rate £438 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -14.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £430 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £370
% change year-on-year -1.31% +2.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £175.00 -
% change year-on-year -78.85% -  

GitHub is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 283 179 134
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 10.89% 6.19% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 134 94
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £248 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £481 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Median hourly rate £31.00 £17.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.14% +45.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £15.75 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £101.75 £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

GitHub
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing GitHub as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for GitHub in the South West

GitHub
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GitHub in the South West

GitHub
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GitHub in the South West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GitHub in the South West

GitHub
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GitHub within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Devon +4 7 £390 - 2
Bristol -2 6 £450 +28.57% 1
Wiltshire +1 3 £488 +50.00% 1
Somerset - 3 £458 - 5
GitHub
England

GitHub
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GitHub 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 South West region with a requirement for GitHub.

1 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (57.89%) Git (software)
3 20 (52.63%) Jenkins
4 19 (50.00%) Java
5 17 (44.74%) Ruby
5 17 (44.74%) Cucumber
6 16 (42.11%) DevOps
7 12 (31.58%) Bitbucket
7 12 (31.58%) QA
7 12 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
8 11 (28.95%) Linux
8 11 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (28.95%) Maven
9 10 (26.32%) TDD
9 10 (26.32%) BDD
9 10 (26.32%) Continuous Deployment
10 9 (23.68%) Open Source
10 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
10 9 (23.68%) Python
11 8 (21.05%) E-Commerce
11 8 (21.05%) HTML
11 8 (21.05%) Selenium
11 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
11 8 (21.05%) TeamCity
11 8 (21.05%) Vagrant
11 8 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (21.05%) SaltStack
11 8 (21.05%) Ansible
12 7 (18.42%) User Stories

GitHub
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 (13.16%) Apache
1 5 (13.16%) nginx
2 4 (10.53%) Confluence
3 3 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (7.89%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) DNS
2 2 (5.26%) HTTP
3 1 (2.63%) Skype
3 1 (2.63%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (7.89%) Hadoop
2 3 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (57.89%) Git (software)
2 20 (52.63%) Jenkins
3 17 (44.74%) Cucumber
4 12 (31.58%) Bitbucket
5 11 (28.95%) Maven
6 8 (21.05%) Selenium
6 8 (21.05%) TeamCity
6 8 (21.05%) Vagrant
7 7 (18.42%) Ant
8 6 (15.79%) Gradle
9 5 (13.16%) Subversion
10 4 (10.53%) Artifactory
10 4 (10.53%) GitLab
10 4 (10.53%) JIRA
10 4 (10.53%) WebDriver
11 3 (7.89%) Hudson
11 3 (7.89%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (7.89%) SoapUI
11 3 (7.89%) SonarQube
12 2 (5.26%) git-flow
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Electronics
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.63%) Marketing
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Test Leader
4 3 (7.89%) .NET Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Release Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Leader
4 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.26%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Angular Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) HTML
2 7 (18.42%) CSS
3 6 (15.79%) SOAP
3 6 (15.79%) Spring
4 5 (13.16%) .NET
4 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
4 5 (13.16%) Node.js
5 4 (10.53%) REST
6 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
6 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (7.89%) Ember.js
6 3 (7.89%) HTML5
6 3 (7.89%) jQuery
6 3 (7.89%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (5.26%) Dropwizard
7 2 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (5.26%) Sass
7 2 (5.26%) XML
8 1 (2.63%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) User Experience
2 3 (7.89%) Blog
2 3 (7.89%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) Linux
2 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (13.16%) Ubuntu
3 3 (7.89%) Android
3 3 (7.89%) CentOS
4 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.26%) Mac OS X
4 2 (5.26%) Unix
5 1 (2.63%) Windows
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) DevOps
3 12 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (26.32%) BDD
4 10 (26.32%) Continuous Deployment
4 10 (26.32%) TDD
5 9 (23.68%) Open Source
5 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
6 8 (21.05%) E-Commerce
7 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
7 7 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (18.42%) User Stories
8 6 (15.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
9 5 (13.16%) Microservices
9 5 (13.16%) Scrum
9 5 (13.16%) Web Development
10 4 (10.53%) API Development
10 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) Java
2 17 (44.74%) Ruby
3 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 9 (23.68%) Python
5 6 (15.79%) Bash Shell
5 6 (15.79%) Scala
6 5 (13.16%) C#
6 5 (13.16%) Go
6 5 (13.16%) Perl
6 5 (13.16%) SQL
7 1 (2.63%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.63%) C
7 1 (2.63%) C++
7 1 (2.63%) Groovy
7 1 (2.63%) PHP
7 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (13.16%) ISEB
2 5 (13.16%) ISTQB
2 5 (13.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 5 (13.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (31.58%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Docker
1 4 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) Ansible
1 8 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (15.79%) Puppet
2 6 (15.79%) Salt
3 5 (13.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) SaltStack
2 5 (13.16%) Google
3 4 (10.53%) hybris
4 3 (7.89%) Black Duck
4 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.63%) SAP
5 1 (2.63%) VMware
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