Period
to 24 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for GitHub skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GitHub over the 6 months to 24 May 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.

GitHub
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 236 277 289
Rank change year-on-year +41 +12 +168
Contract jobs citing GitHub 545 456 387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.11% 0.86% 0.79%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.42% 4.74% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 284 239
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +11.11% -4.71%
10th Percentile £350 £352 £265
90th Percentile £613 £575 £580
UK median daily rate £518 £500 £453
% change year-on-year +3.50% +10.50% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £70.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.43% +68.67% -76.29%
10th Percentile £35.25 £24.50 £35.15
90th Percentile £43.70 £138.00 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.54 £41.50
% change year-on-year +4.35% -19.18% -1.94%

GitHub is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 12,324 9,612 5,708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.13% 18.11% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,113 6,119 3,707
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £280 £255
90th Percentile £619 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 190 118
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £16.76 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.35% -4.23% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.51 £48.88 £54.30
UK median hourly rate £21.33 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +12.26% +5.56% -14.29%

GitHub
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing GitHub as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for GitHub in the UK excluding London

GitHub
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GitHub in the UK excluding London

GitHub
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GitHub in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GitHub in the UK excluding London

GitHub
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GitHub in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GitHub in the UK excluding London

GitHub
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GitHub within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 24 May 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
South East +22 165 £475 +7.95% 9
North of England +34 155 £465 +9.47% 13
Yorkshire +49 105 £488 +18.18% 6
South West +17 75 £506 +5.19% 6
Midlands +43 65 £475 -6.40% 5
West Midlands +29 52 £475 +5.56% 5
East of England -6 44 £475 +5.56% 2
North West -22 32 £450 - 6
Scotland +16 22 £375 -14.29% 1
North East +24 18 £413 +17.86% 1
Wales +6 18 £375 -31.82% 1
East Midlands +21 13 £450 -15.40%
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2
GitHub
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing GitHub 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for GitHub.

1 294 (53.94%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (47.89%) Jenkins
3 250 (45.87%) Git (software)
4 225 (41.28%) DevOps
5 184 (33.76%) Java
6 165 (30.28%) Linux
7 164 (30.09%) Continuous Integration
8 158 (28.99%) JavaScript
9 157 (28.81%) JIRA
10 139 (25.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 139 (25.50%) SQL
11 135 (24.77%) Docker
12 130 (23.85%) Test Automation
13 126 (23.12%) CSS
14 120 (22.02%) Scrum
15 117 (21.47%) Node.js
16 116 (21.28%) HTML
17 115 (21.10%) Python
18 114 (20.92%) Amazon AWS
19 109 (20.00%) REST
20 106 (19.45%) Confluence
21 102 (18.72%) Ansible
22 101 (18.53%) TDD
23 98 (17.98%) Selenium
24 97 (17.80%) Spring
25 95 (17.43%) JSON
26 92 (16.88%) Microsoft
27 89 (16.33%) Web Development
28 86 (15.78%) C#
29 81 (14.86%) Open Source

GitHub
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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
1 106 (19.45%) Confluence
2 64 (11.74%) Apache
3 30 (5.50%) nginx
4 26 (4.77%) Tomcat
5 25 (4.59%) Apache Spark
5 25 (4.59%) WebLogic
6 22 (4.04%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (4.04%) JBoss
7 19 (3.49%) Cloud Foundry
8 11 (2.02%) Mule
8 11 (2.02%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.47%) IIS
9 8 (1.47%) Traefik
10 7 (1.28%) CMS
10 7 (1.28%) Oracle Service Bus
10 7 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (1.28%) WebLogic Portal
11 6 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (1.10%) Apache ServiceMix
11 6 (1.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.55%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.73%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.37%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 139 (25.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (20.92%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (7.71%) PaaS
4 27 (4.95%) Slack
5 24 (4.40%) Amazon S3
6 23 (4.22%) Serverless
7 21 (3.85%) Google Analytics
8 19 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (3.30%) AWS CloudFormation
9 18 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (3.12%) SaaS
11 16 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
12 15 (2.75%) npm
12 15 (2.75%) OpenShift
13 11 (2.02%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (1.65%) Amazon Glacier
14 9 (1.65%) Heroku
15 6 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (1.10%) Amazon EMR
15 6 (1.10%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.59%) TCP/IP
2 19 (3.49%) HTTP
3 17 (3.12%) SSL
4 10 (1.83%) Internet
5 9 (1.65%) DSL
6 6 (1.10%) SAN
6 6 (1.10%) SSH
7 5 (0.92%) NAS
8 4 (0.73%) DNS
8 4 (0.73%) Firewall
8 4 (0.73%) VPN
9 3 (0.55%) LAN
9 3 (0.55%) WAN
10 2 (0.37%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.37%) MPLS
10 2 (0.37%) Skype
11 1 (0.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (0.18%) NX-OS
11 1 (0.18%) RS-232
11 1 (0.18%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 52 (9.54%) Big Data
3 49 (8.99%) Hadoop
4 45 (8.26%) MongoDB
5 33 (6.06%) HBase
5 33 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
6 32 (5.87%) NoSQL
7 23 (4.22%) Parquet
8 22 (4.04%) MySQL
9 20 (3.67%) Amazon RDS
10 14 (2.57%) MariaDB
11 13 (2.39%) DB2
12 10 (1.83%) Relational Database
13 8 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (1.28%) Apache Hive
14 7 (1.28%) Redis
15 5 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
16 4 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
16 4 (0.73%) Geospatial Data
16 4 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 261 (47.89%) Jenkins
2 250 (45.87%) Git (software)
3 157 (28.81%) JIRA
4 98 (17.98%) Selenium
5 76 (13.94%) Cucumber
6 46 (8.44%) Sonatype Nexus
7 44 (8.07%) GitLab
8 42 (7.71%) Bitbucket
9 41 (7.52%) Maven
10 36 (6.61%) Gradle
11 31 (5.69%) JUnit
12 26 (4.77%) Gatling
12 26 (4.77%) Visual Studio Team System
13 23 (4.22%) Ant
13 23 (4.22%) JMeter
14 22 (4.04%) Subversion
15 21 (3.85%) gulp
15 21 (3.85%) IntelliJ
15 21 (3.85%) Visual Studio
16 20 (3.67%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 66 (12.11%) Finance
2 31 (5.69%) Banking
3 10 (1.83%) Financial Institution
4 9 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (1.65%) Publishing
5 8 (1.47%) Retail
6 7 (1.28%) Law
6 7 (1.28%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.73%) Back Office
8 4 (0.73%) Games
8 4 (0.73%) Marketing
9 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 242 (44.40%) Developer
2 80 (14.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 49 (8.99%) Java Developer
4 37 (6.79%) Architect
5 28 (5.14%) Senior Developer
6 24 (4.40%) Technical Architect
7 23 (4.22%) Tester
8 22 (4.04%) iOS Developer
9 21 (3.85%) .NET Developer
10 20 (3.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (3.67%) Software Engineer
10 20 (3.67%) Web Developer
11 19 (3.49%) Automation Tester
12 18 (3.30%) Analyst
13 16 (2.94%) AWS Engineer
14 15 (2.75%) Consultant
14 15 (2.75%) React Developer
15 14 (2.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 14 (2.57%) Full Stack Developer
15 14 (2.57%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (23.12%) CSS
2 117 (21.47%) Node.js
3 116 (21.28%) HTML
4 109 (20.00%) REST
5 97 (17.80%) Spring
6 95 (17.43%) JSON
7 64 (11.74%) .NET
7 64 (11.74%) Web Services
8 54 (9.91%) AngularJS
8 54 (9.91%) SOAP
9 51 (9.36%) React
10 50 (9.17%) Kafka
11 48 (8.81%) jQuery
12 40 (7.34%) J2EE
12 40 (7.34%) Middleware
12 40 (7.34%) XML
13 38 (6.97%) HTML5
14 34 (6.24%) Hibernate
15 33 (6.06%) RESTful
16 31 (5.69%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.99%) User Experience
2 36 (6.61%) Mobile App
3 29 (5.32%) Linux Command Line
4 26 (4.77%) Virtual Team
5 22 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (3.30%) Public Cloud
7 15 (2.75%) Private Cloud
8 14 (2.57%) Algorithms
8 14 (2.57%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.83%) Blog
9 10 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.65%) Cloud Native
10 9 (1.65%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (0.92%) Clustering
12 5 (0.92%) Mobile Payment
12 5 (0.92%) NHS
12 5 (0.92%) Replication
13 4 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 165 (30.28%) Linux
2 79 (14.50%) Unix
3 75 (13.76%) Windows
4 37 (6.79%) Apple iOS
5 27 (4.95%) Ubuntu
6 25 (4.59%) Android
7 17 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (2.39%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.92%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.55%) CentOS
12 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.18%) Debian
13 1 (0.18%) Solaris
13 1 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (53.94%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (41.28%) DevOps
3 164 (30.09%) Continuous Integration
4 130 (23.85%) Test Automation
5 120 (22.02%) Scrum
6 101 (18.53%) TDD
7 89 (16.33%) Web Development
8 81 (14.86%) Open Source
9 80 (14.68%) Configuration Management
10 75 (13.76%) Kanban
11 73 (13.39%) Microservices
12 61 (11.19%) BDD
13 57 (10.46%) Analytics
13 57 (10.46%) Unit Testing
14 50 (9.17%) Continuous Delivery
15 47 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
16 38 (6.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 35 (6.42%) Software Engineering
18 30 (5.50%) Computer Science
18 30 (5.50%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 184 (33.76%) Java
2 158 (28.99%) JavaScript
3 139 (25.50%) SQL
4 115 (21.10%) Python
5 86 (15.78%) C#
6 57 (10.46%) Ruby
7 54 (9.91%) Bash Shell
8 47 (8.62%) PHP
9 43 (7.89%) Shell Script
10 34 (6.24%) Java 8
11 32 (5.87%) Groovy
12 31 (5.69%) Perl
13 30 (5.50%) PowerShell
14 25 (4.59%) Scala
15 21 (3.85%) Apple Swift
16 20 (3.67%) Haskell
17 19 (3.49%) ES6
18 18 (3.30%) TypeScript
19 16 (2.94%) ES7
20 15 (2.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (9.54%) Degree
2 47 (8.62%) Security Cleared
3 30 (5.50%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.02%) ISTQB
5 10 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (1.83%) Master's Degree
6 9 (1.65%) ISEB
7 7 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.73%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.73%) BC Cleared
9 4 (0.73%) PhD
10 3 (0.55%) APMP
10 3 (0.55%) CCNP
10 3 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.55%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.37%) MCSE
11 2 (0.37%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.18%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.24%) QA
2 7 (1.28%) GDPR
3 6 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.92%) SLA
5 2 (0.37%) ISO 13485
5 2 (0.37%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.18%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.18%) GAMP
6 1 (0.18%) GxP
6 1 (0.18%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.18%) MISRA
6 1 (0.18%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 135 (24.77%) Docker
2 31 (5.69%) HDFS
3 23 (4.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 9 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.47%) Active Directory
6 7 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.10%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.92%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 3 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.55%) vSphere
10 2 (0.37%) Firmware
10 2 (0.37%) KVM
11 1 (0.18%) iptables
11 1 (0.18%) NFS
11 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 102 (18.72%) Ansible
2 81 (14.86%) Puppet
3 74 (13.58%) Kubernetes
4 49 (8.99%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (7.34%) Terraform
6 26 (4.77%) Kibana
7 24 (4.40%) Grafana
8 23 (4.22%) Hadoop YARN
9 10 (1.83%) SCCM
10 8 (1.47%) Graphite
11 7 (1.28%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 6 (1.10%) Oozie
12 6 (1.10%) WMI
13 5 (0.92%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.92%) PowerCLI
14 4 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
14 4 (0.73%) HP ALM
14 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
14 4 (0.73%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 3 (0.55%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 92 (16.88%) Microsoft
2 54 (9.91%) Oracle
3 39 (7.16%) Google
3 39 (7.16%) Splunk
4 26 (4.77%) Atlassian
5 24 (4.40%) VMware
6 23 (4.22%) MuleSoft
7 20 (3.67%) Adobe
7 20 (3.67%) AppDynamics
8 14 (2.57%) SAP
9 12 (2.20%) IBM
9 12 (2.20%) webMethods
10 11 (2.02%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.65%) HP
12 7 (1.28%) Citrix
12 7 (1.28%) EMC
12 7 (1.28%) SaltStack
13 6 (1.10%) ForgeRock
13 6 (1.10%) hybris
13 6 (1.10%) Xamarin