Period
to 18 December 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 18 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.

GitHub
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 300 345
Rank change year-on-year +62 +45 +158
Contract jobs citing GitHub 608 401 354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.09% 0.75% 0.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.14% 4.94% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 241 250
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £275
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 19 2
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £62.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.00% +73.61% +30.91%
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £62.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -32.00% +73.61% +30.91%

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 11,822 8,112 5,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.17% 15.13% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,658 5,201 3,756
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £228 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 138 134
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.76% -26.36%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.68 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.50 £45.15 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £18.00
% change year-on-year -10.83% +9.03% -17.51%

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 18 December 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
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 18 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
South East +88 241 £475 - 39
North of England +16 131 £434 +2.06% 56
Midlands +32 85 £450 -4.26% 36
West Midlands +16 75 £450 -2.17% 18
Yorkshire -4 60 £481 +6.94% 30
North West +6 58 £400 - 24
East of England -2 46 £475 -13.56% 8
Scotland -16 45 £440 +3.53% 4
South West -26 39 £438 -7.41% 32
Wales -6 26 £413 -
East Midlands +19 14 £600 +33.33% 18
North East - 13 £350 - 2
GitHub
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 353 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (46.55%) Jenkins
3 264 (43.42%) Git (software)
4 258 (42.43%) Java
5 247 (40.63%) Continuous Integration
6 238 (39.14%) DevOps
7 225 (37.01%) JavaScript
8 223 (36.68%) Linux
9 168 (27.63%) Test Automation
10 155 (25.49%) Selenium
10 155 (25.49%) HTML
10 155 (25.49%) CSS
11 151 (24.84%) Docker
12 141 (23.19%) Python
13 136 (22.37%) TDD
14 132 (21.71%) Microservices
15 131 (21.55%) REST
16 128 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
16 128 (21.05%) Windows
17 127 (20.89%) C#
18 123 (20.23%) SQL
19 122 (20.07%) Node.js
20 120 (19.74%) Microsoft Azure
21 119 (19.57%) Ruby
22 113 (18.59%) JIRA
23 110 (18.09%) HTML5
23 110 (18.09%) Cucumber
24 108 (17.76%) AngularJS
25 107 (17.60%) JSON
26 106 (17.43%) Configuration Management

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 78 (12.83%) Apache
2 62 (10.20%) nginx
3 50 (8.22%) Tomcat
4 48 (7.89%) Confluence
5 41 (6.74%) WebLogic
6 35 (5.76%) JBoss
7 19 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
7 19 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (2.63%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.81%) Apache Spark
10 10 (1.64%) CMS
11 9 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (1.48%) Traefik
11 9 (1.48%) WebLogic Portal
12 8 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (1.15%) WordPress
14 6 (0.99%) GemFire
14 6 (0.99%) Mule
14 6 (0.99%) SharePoint
15 4 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.33%) Windchill
3 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.33%) Magento
3 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.16%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.16%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 128 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 120 (19.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (10.20%) Google Analytics
4 25 (4.11%) SaaS
5 23 (3.78%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (3.45%) PaaS
6 21 (3.45%) Slack
7 19 (3.13%) Serverless
8 15 (2.47%) Heroku
9 14 (2.30%) OpenShift
10 13 (2.14%) Google Play
11 12 (1.97%) NuGet
12 10 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (1.48%) Amazon S3
13 9 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (1.48%) npm
14 8 (1.32%) IaaS
15 7 (1.15%) Trello
16 6 (0.99%) Office 365
17 5 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 54 (8.88%) TCP/IP
2 52 (8.55%) HTTP
3 43 (7.07%) SSL
4 11 (1.81%) Skype
5 9 (1.48%) DNS
6 8 (1.32%) VPN
7 6 (0.99%) Firewall
7 6 (0.99%) Internet
8 5 (0.82%) DSL
8 5 (0.82%) NAS
8 5 (0.82%) SAN
8 5 (0.82%) SSH
9 4 (0.66%) AMQP
9 4 (0.66%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.66%) Network Security
10 3 (0.49%) DHCP
10 3 (0.49%) FTP
11 1 (0.16%) IPsec
11 1 (0.16%) IPv6
11 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (12.99%) NoSQL
2 78 (12.83%) MongoDB
3 55 (9.05%) Hadoop
3 55 (9.05%) SQL Server
4 44 (7.24%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (5.76%) Relational Database
6 34 (5.59%) MySQL
7 33 (5.43%) HBase
8 29 (4.77%) Big Data
9 24 (3.95%) Cloudant
9 24 (3.95%) Parquet
10 22 (3.62%) Amazon RDS
11 19 (3.13%) ArangoDB
11 19 (3.13%) Neo4j
12 10 (1.64%) DB2
12 10 (1.64%) RavenDB
13 9 (1.48%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.99%) Amazon Aurora
14 6 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (0.99%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 283 (46.55%) Jenkins
2 264 (43.42%) Git (software)
3 155 (25.49%) Selenium
4 113 (18.59%) JIRA
5 110 (18.09%) Cucumber
6 72 (11.84%) IntelliJ
7 67 (11.02%) gulp
8 61 (10.03%) Sublime Text
9 58 (9.54%) Gatling
10 53 (8.72%) Grunt
11 51 (8.39%) Ant
11 51 (8.39%) Subversion
12 49 (8.06%) JUnit
13 47 (7.73%) GitLab
13 47 (7.73%) Karma Test Runner
14 42 (6.91%) Visual Studio Team System
15 40 (6.58%) Gradle
16 39 (6.41%) Maven
17 38 (6.25%) Visual Studio
18 34 (5.59%) Eclipse
General
1 78 (12.83%) Finance
2 7 (1.15%) Back Office
3 6 (0.99%) Banking
3 6 (0.99%) Marketing
3 6 (0.99%) Retail
4 5 (0.82%) Manufacturing
4 5 (0.82%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.66%) Aerospace
5 4 (0.66%) Automotive
5 4 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.49%) Games
6 3 (0.49%) Law
6 3 (0.49%) Publishing
6 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.33%) Advertising
7 2 (0.33%) Electronics
7 2 (0.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 347 (57.07%) Developer
2 99 (16.28%) DevOps Engineer
3 95 (15.63%) Java Developer
4 37 (6.09%) .NET Developer
5 31 (5.10%) Full Stack Developer
6 28 (4.61%) Architect
7 27 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
7 27 (4.44%) React Developer
8 23 (3.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 23 (3.78%) Senior Developer
9 22 (3.62%) Web Developer
10 20 (3.29%) Scala Developer
11 19 (3.13%) PHP Developer
11 19 (3.13%) Software Engineer
12 18 (2.96%) Test Engineer
13 16 (2.63%) Tester
14 15 (2.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
15 14 (2.30%) Technical Architect
15 14 (2.30%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (25.49%) CSS
1 155 (25.49%) HTML
2 131 (21.55%) REST
3 122 (20.07%) Node.js
4 110 (18.09%) HTML5
5 108 (17.76%) AngularJS
6 107 (17.60%) JSON
7 100 (16.45%) Spring
8 89 (14.64%) RESTful
9 83 (13.65%) J2EE
9 83 (13.65%) jQuery
10 75 (12.34%) XML
11 73 (12.01%) Gherkin
11 73 (12.01%) SOAP
12 69 (11.35%) .NET
13 61 (10.03%) Web Services
14 56 (9.21%) React
15 46 (7.57%) Middleware
15 46 (7.57%) Play Framework
16 44 (7.24%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.93%) Virtual Team
2 29 (4.77%) Linux Command Line
3 28 (4.61%) User Experience
4 21 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.47%) Cyberthreat
5 15 (2.47%) Data Structures
6 12 (1.97%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (1.81%) NHS
8 10 (1.64%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.48%) Cloud Native
9 9 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.48%) PKI
10 8 (1.32%) Semantic Web
11 7 (1.15%) Replication
12 6 (0.99%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.99%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.82%) Taxonomies
14 3 (0.49%) Life Science
14 3 (0.49%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 223 (36.68%) Linux
2 128 (21.05%) Windows
3 86 (14.14%) Unix
4 48 (7.89%) Ubuntu
5 32 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (4.44%) Apple iOS
7 22 (3.62%) Android
8 11 (1.81%) Mac OS
9 9 (1.48%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.99%) Solaris
11 5 (0.82%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.33%) AIX
12 2 (0.33%) CentOS
12 2 (0.33%) VMS
13 1 (0.16%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.16%) Debian
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (40.63%) Continuous Integration
3 238 (39.14%) DevOps
4 168 (27.63%) Test Automation
5 136 (22.37%) TDD
6 132 (21.71%) Microservices
7 106 (17.43%) Configuration Management
8 101 (16.61%) Scrum
9 98 (16.12%) BDD
10 78 (12.83%) Open Source
11 74 (12.17%) Analytics
12 64 (10.53%) Web Development
13 63 (10.36%) Software Engineering
14 50 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
15 49 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
16 44 (7.24%) OO
17 43 (7.07%) Lean Software Development
18 40 (6.58%) Unit Testing
19 39 (6.41%) Deployment Automation
20 38 (6.25%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 258 (42.43%) Java
2 225 (37.01%) JavaScript
3 141 (23.19%) Python
4 127 (20.89%) C#
5 123 (20.23%) SQL
6 119 (19.57%) Ruby
7 87 (14.31%) Perl
8 79 (12.99%) Groovy
9 59 (9.70%) Scala
10 55 (9.05%) Bash Shell
11 50 (8.22%) PHP
12 43 (7.07%) Haskell
13 42 (6.91%) Shell Script
14 26 (4.28%) Java 8
15 24 (3.95%) C++
15 24 (3.95%) Go
16 22 (3.62%) PowerShell
17 13 (2.14%) PL/SQL
18 12 (1.97%) R
19 11 (1.81%) ES6
Qualifications
1 50 (8.22%) Security Cleared
2 42 (6.91%) Degree
3 38 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 23 (3.78%) CISM
4 23 (3.78%) CISSP
5 15 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.82%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.66%) CEH
8 4 (0.66%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.49%) MCSA
9 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.33%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.33%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.16%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.26%) QA
2 25 (4.11%) GDPR
3 19 (3.13%) FINRA
4 5 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.66%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.49%) PSD2
6 3 (0.49%) SLA
7 2 (0.33%) PMO
8 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 151 (24.84%) Docker
2 33 (5.43%) HDFS
3 26 (4.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 16 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.66%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.33%) Varnish
8 2 (0.33%) vSphere
9 1 (0.16%) Ceph
9 1 (0.16%) etcd
9 1 (0.16%) flannel
9 1 (0.16%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.16%) iptables
9 1 (0.16%) NFS
9 1 (0.16%) SkyDNS
9 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 101 (16.61%) Puppet
2 80 (13.16%) Ansible
3 69 (11.35%) Kubernetes
4 67 (11.02%) Kibana
5 63 (10.36%) Grafana
6 46 (7.57%) Terraform
7 27 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (3.95%) Hadoop YARN
9 20 (3.29%) Graphite
10 5 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.49%) Consul
11 3 (0.49%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.49%) Packer
12 2 (0.33%) logstash
12 2 (0.33%) Mesos
12 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.33%) Sysdig
13 1 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.16%) HockeyApp
13 1 (0.16%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 87 (14.31%) Google
2 79 (12.99%) Microsoft
3 72 (11.84%) Oracle
4 50 (8.22%) Atlassian
5 26 (4.28%) webMethods
6 21 (3.45%) Adobe
7 19 (3.13%) Cloudera
7 19 (3.13%) Hortonworks
7 19 (3.13%) McAfee
7 19 (3.13%) Splunk
7 19 (3.13%) Sybase
7 19 (3.13%) Symantec
7 19 (3.13%) Varonis
8 16 (2.63%) Red Hat
9 14 (2.30%) Apple
9 14 (2.30%) Xamarin
10 9 (1.48%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.48%) Talend
11 6 (0.99%) Hyperion
11 6 (0.99%) SaltStack