Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 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.

GitHub
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 269 295 369
Rank change year-on-year +26 +74 +134
Contract jobs citing GitHub 499 405 337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.91% 0.77% 0.57%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.56% 5.49% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 244 247
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.89% - +16.13%
10th Percentile £338 £319 £308
90th Percentile £575 £589 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 25 1
UK excluding London median hourly rate £100.00 £62.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% +92.31% +30.00%
10th Percentile £43.00 £38.70 £31.25
90th Percentile £165.00 £63.75 £33.75
UK median hourly rate £100.00 £62.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +60.00% +92.31% +30.00%

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 10,947 7,374 5,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 19.88% 14.04% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,036 4,696 3,697
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £480 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +3.78% +2.78% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 151 130
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +8.82% -24.44%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £55.63 £63.75 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.81 £17.88
% change year-on-year -11.67% +10.84% -18.08%

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 23 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GitHub in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 October 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
South East +17 161 £475 +5.56% 48
North of England +26 137 £424 -0.24% 74
Midlands +18 70 £450 -4.76% 35
West Midlands +13 66 £450 -9.84% 15
North West +9 63 £400 -5.88% 43
Yorkshire +6 63 £450 - 27
East of England +22 52 £475 -5.94% 22
Scotland -37 38 £425 +3.03% 12
South West -24 30 £410 -8.89% 35
Wales -7 16 £425 -15.00% 5
North East +8 11 £350 - 4
East Midlands +10 8 £600 +50.00% 20
GitHub
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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.

1 279 (55.91%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (45.49%) Jenkins
3 222 (44.49%) Git (software)
4 211 (42.28%) Java
5 205 (41.08%) JavaScript
6 190 (38.08%) DevOps
7 181 (36.27%) Linux
8 177 (35.47%) Continuous Integration
9 145 (29.06%) Python
10 133 (26.65%) HTML
11 130 (26.05%) Test Automation
12 125 (25.05%) CSS
13 123 (24.65%) Docker
14 115 (23.05%) Selenium
15 114 (22.85%) Amazon AWS
16 113 (22.65%) Ruby
17 110 (22.04%) JIRA
18 101 (20.24%) Windows
19 99 (19.84%) Scrum
19 99 (19.84%) Microservices
20 98 (19.64%) Node.js
21 96 (19.24%) SQL
22 92 (18.44%) TDD
23 87 (17.43%) HTML5
24 86 (17.23%) REST
24 86 (17.23%) AngularJS
25 85 (17.03%) Cucumber
26 83 (16.63%) RESTful
26 83 (16.63%) Configuration Management
27 81 (16.23%) Puppet

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 47 (9.42%) Confluence
2 43 (8.62%) Apache
3 41 (8.22%) nginx
4 36 (7.21%) Tomcat
5 27 (5.41%) Cloud Foundry
5 27 (5.41%) WebLogic
6 25 (5.01%) JBoss
7 20 (4.01%) Apache Spark
8 11 (2.20%) CMS
9 9 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (1.80%) WebLogic Portal
9 9 (1.80%) WebSphere
10 8 (1.60%) WordPress
11 7 (1.40%) GemFire
12 6 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (1.00%) Anypoint
13 5 (1.00%) Drupal
14 4 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.80%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.40%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.40%) Windchill
3 1 (0.20%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.20%) Maya
3 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.20%) Magento
2 1 (0.20%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.20%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 114 (22.85%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (15.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (10.02%) Google Analytics
4 25 (5.01%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (5.01%) SaaS
5 19 (3.81%) PaaS
6 18 (3.61%) npm
7 15 (3.01%) Serverless
8 14 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (2.81%) Slack
9 10 (2.00%) OpenShift
10 9 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (1.60%) IaaS
11 8 (1.60%) IBM Cloud
12 7 (1.40%) Amazon S3
12 7 (1.40%) Heroku
13 6 (1.20%) Google Play
14 5 (1.00%) Azure Functions
14 5 (1.00%) Office 365
15 4 (0.80%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 40 (8.02%) HTTP
3 35 (7.01%) SSL
4 15 (3.01%) VPN
5 9 (1.80%) Skype
6 6 (1.20%) DNS
6 6 (1.20%) Firewall
7 5 (1.00%) NAS
7 5 (1.00%) SAN
8 4 (0.80%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.80%) Internet
8 4 (0.80%) Network Security
8 4 (0.80%) SSH
9 3 (0.60%) DHCP
9 3 (0.60%) FTP
10 2 (0.40%) AMQP
10 2 (0.40%) DSL
11 1 (0.20%) SMS
11 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (12.83%) NoSQL
2 61 (12.22%) MongoDB
3 44 (8.82%) SQL Server
4 43 (8.62%) Hadoop
5 40 (8.02%) PostgreSQL
6 39 (7.82%) MySQL
7 36 (7.21%) Relational Database
8 18 (3.61%) HBase
9 17 (3.41%) Amazon RDS
9 17 (3.41%) Big Data
9 17 (3.41%) Neo4j
10 16 (3.21%) ArangoDB
11 8 (1.60%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.40%) Apache Hive
13 6 (1.20%) Amazon Aurora
13 6 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
14 5 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
14 5 (1.00%) MariaDB
14 5 (1.00%) Parquet
14 5 (1.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 227 (45.49%) Jenkins
2 222 (44.49%) Git (software)
3 115 (23.05%) Selenium
4 110 (22.04%) JIRA
5 85 (17.03%) Cucumber
6 59 (11.82%) gulp
6 59 (11.82%) IntelliJ
7 49 (9.82%) Sublime Text
8 48 (9.62%) Bitbucket
9 47 (9.42%) Gatling
9 47 (9.42%) Grunt
10 45 (9.02%) Ant
10 45 (9.02%) GitLab
11 41 (8.22%) Maven
12 38 (7.62%) Karma Test Runner
13 36 (7.21%) JUnit
14 31 (6.21%) Sonatype Nexus
15 29 (5.81%) Subversion
16 26 (5.21%) Visual Studio Team System
17 24 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 72 (14.43%) Finance
2 6 (1.20%) Aerospace
2 6 (1.20%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.00%) Back Office
3 5 (1.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.00%) Marketing
4 4 (0.80%) Financial Institution
4 4 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (0.60%) Banking
5 3 (0.60%) Games
5 3 (0.60%) Law
5 3 (0.60%) Retail
6 2 (0.40%) Advertising
6 2 (0.40%) Automotive
6 2 (0.40%) Electronics
6 2 (0.40%) Legal
7 1 (0.20%) Publishing
7 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 283 (56.71%) Developer
2 89 (17.84%) DevOps Engineer
3 66 (13.23%) Java Developer
4 23 (4.61%) PHP Developer
5 22 (4.41%) Full Stack Developer
5 22 (4.41%) Web Developer
6 20 (4.01%) Django Developer
6 20 (4.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 20 (4.01%) JavaScript Developer
7 18 (3.61%) React Developer
7 18 (3.61%) Scala Developer
8 17 (3.41%) Python Developer
9 15 (3.01%) .NET Developer
9 15 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (2.81%) Senior Developer
10 14 (2.81%) Software Engineer
11 12 (2.40%) Architect
11 12 (2.40%) AWS Engineer
11 12 (2.40%) Test Engineer
12 11 (2.20%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (26.65%) HTML
2 125 (25.05%) CSS
3 98 (19.64%) Node.js
4 87 (17.43%) HTML5
5 86 (17.23%) AngularJS
5 86 (17.23%) REST
6 83 (16.63%) RESTful
7 75 (15.03%) JSON
8 65 (13.03%) jQuery
9 61 (12.22%) Spring
10 56 (11.22%) Gherkin
11 55 (11.02%) XML
12 46 (9.22%) React
13 45 (9.02%) J2EE
14 44 (8.82%) SOAP
15 42 (8.42%) Web Services
16 40 (8.02%) .NET
17 39 (7.82%) CSS3
18 36 (7.21%) Sass
19 34 (6.81%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.81%) User Experience
2 15 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.01%) Mobile App
3 12 (2.40%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (2.40%) Virtual Team
4 11 (2.20%) Linux Command Line
5 10 (2.00%) Data Structures
5 10 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.80%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.80%) PKI
7 8 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (1.60%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.40%) Replication
9 6 (1.20%) Digital Media
9 6 (1.20%) iPad
10 5 (1.00%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.00%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.60%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.60%) Animation
11 3 (0.60%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 181 (36.27%) Linux
2 101 (20.24%) Windows
3 56 (11.22%) Unix
4 39 (7.82%) Ubuntu
5 23 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (3.61%) Android
7 16 (3.21%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.80%) Mac OS
9 8 (1.60%) Solaris
10 7 (1.40%) Windows Server
11 5 (1.00%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.80%) CentOS
13 2 (0.40%) AIX
13 2 (0.40%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.40%) VMS
14 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (55.91%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (38.08%) DevOps
3 177 (35.47%) Continuous Integration
4 130 (26.05%) Test Automation
5 99 (19.84%) Microservices
5 99 (19.84%) Scrum
6 92 (18.44%) TDD
7 83 (16.63%) Configuration Management
8 63 (12.63%) Analytics
9 61 (12.22%) BDD
10 58 (11.62%) Open Source
11 50 (10.02%) Software Engineering
12 46 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
13 44 (8.82%) OO
14 40 (8.02%) Deployment Automation
15 38 (7.62%) Web Development
16 37 (7.41%) Kanban
17 36 (7.21%) Continuous Improvement
18 31 (6.21%) Front End Development
19 28 (5.61%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 211 (42.28%) Java
2 205 (41.08%) JavaScript
3 145 (29.06%) Python
4 113 (22.65%) Ruby
5 96 (19.24%) SQL
6 81 (16.23%) Groovy
7 78 (15.63%) C#
8 76 (15.23%) Perl
9 68 (13.63%) Bash Shell
10 52 (10.42%) Scala
11 44 (8.82%) PHP
12 36 (7.21%) Shell Script
13 33 (6.61%) Haskell
14 23 (4.61%) Go
15 20 (4.01%) PowerShell
16 18 (3.61%) C++
17 12 (2.40%) ES6
17 12 (2.40%) Java 8
18 11 (2.20%) Clojure
19 9 (1.80%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (6.41%) Security Cleared
2 24 (4.81%) SC Cleared
3 23 (4.61%) Degree
4 20 (4.01%) CISM
4 20 (4.01%) CISSP
5 8 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.80%) CEH
7 3 (0.60%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.60%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.60%) MCSA
7 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.40%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.40%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.20%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.41%) GDPR
2 19 (3.81%) QA
3 16 (3.21%) FINRA
4 4 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.40%) PMO
5 2 (0.40%) WCAG
6 1 (0.20%) SLA
6 1 (0.20%) WAI
System Software
1 123 (24.65%) Docker
2 20 (4.01%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (3.41%) HDFS
4 10 (2.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (1.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.40%) Ceph
7 2 (0.40%) etcd
7 2 (0.40%) flannel
7 2 (0.40%) GlusterFS
7 2 (0.40%) SkyDNS
7 2 (0.40%) Varnish
7 2 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.40%) vSphere
7 2 (0.40%) Xen
8 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 81 (16.23%) Puppet
2 79 (15.83%) Ansible
3 53 (10.62%) Kubernetes
4 51 (10.22%) Kibana
4 51 (10.22%) Terraform
5 50 (10.02%) Grafana
6 29 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (3.81%) Graphite
8 8 (1.60%) Consul
9 6 (1.20%) Mesos
9 6 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (1.00%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.80%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.80%) Nagios
11 4 (0.80%) Packer
11 4 (0.80%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.40%) logstash
12 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.40%) rkt
12 2 (0.40%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 70 (14.03%) Google
2 55 (11.02%) Oracle
3 53 (10.62%) Microsoft
4 43 (8.62%) Atlassian
5 23 (4.61%) Splunk
6 19 (3.81%) webMethods
7 17 (3.41%) Cloudera
8 16 (3.21%) Hortonworks
8 16 (3.21%) McAfee
8 16 (3.21%) Sybase
8 16 (3.21%) Symantec
8 16 (3.21%) Varonis
9 15 (3.01%) SaltStack
10 14 (2.81%) Adobe
10 14 (2.81%) IBM
11 9 (1.80%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.40%) Apple
13 7 (1.40%) BEA
14 6 (1.20%) Hyperion