Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 14 November 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.

Salt
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 562 590 623
Rank change year-on-year +28 +33 +30
Contract jobs citing Salt 108 61 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.19% 0.11% 0.098%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.45% 1.01% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 35 50
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £382 £405 £411
90th Percentile £616 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +2.50% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 7,451 6,024 6,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.38% 11.19% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,552 3,719 3,925
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 233 214
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.19 £25.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.09% -37.43% +32.69%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £12.58
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.75 £54.63
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year - -23.08% +16.67%

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Salt in the UK excluding London

Salt
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 Salt in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Salt in the UK excluding London

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Salt in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Salt in the UK excluding London

Salt
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 Salt within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 14 November 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
North of England +34 53 £489 +15.00% 10
North West +13 27 £575 +35.29% 6
Yorkshire +7 25 £488 +18.90% 4
East of England - 22 £500 - 4
Midlands -11 12 £390 -22.00% 5
South East -23 11 £463 -7.50% 9
West Midlands -32 10 £385 -23.00% 4
Scotland -17 4 - - 2
South West - 3 £425 - 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £525 - 2
East Midlands +13 2 £410 -13.68% 1
North East - 1 £450 -
Salt
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Salt.

1 101 (93.52%) Opscode Chef
2 97 (89.81%) Puppet
3 91 (84.26%) DevOps
4 90 (83.33%) Ansible
5 71 (65.74%) Amazon AWS
6 69 (63.89%) Python
7 66 (61.11%) Jenkins
8 65 (60.19%) Linux
9 57 (52.78%) Docker
10 52 (48.15%) Bash Shell
11 47 (43.52%) Configuration Management
12 46 (42.59%) Terraform
13 39 (36.11%) Java
14 35 (32.41%) Git (software)
15 34 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
16 33 (30.56%) Ruby
17 30 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
17 30 (27.78%) Kubernetes
18 28 (25.93%) AWS CloudFormation
18 28 (25.93%) Perl
19 27 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
20 26 (24.07%) Unix
21 25 (23.15%) JavaScript
21 25 (23.15%) Red Hat
22 24 (22.22%) SaltStack
23 22 (20.37%) Windows
24 19 (17.59%) PostgreSQL
24 19 (17.59%) MySQL
24 19 (17.59%) Test Automation
24 19 (17.59%) Continuous Delivery

Salt
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 16 (14.81%) Apache
1 16 (14.81%) OpenStack
2 15 (13.89%) nginx
3 4 (3.70%) Apache Pig
3 4 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.78%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.85%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 71 (65.74%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (25.93%) AWS CloudFormation
3 27 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (11.11%) Amazon S3
5 8 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (7.41%) AWS Lambda
5 8 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (7.41%) Serverless
6 7 (6.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (5.56%) IaaS
8 5 (4.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (3.70%) PaaS
9 4 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (2.78%) OpenShift
11 2 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (1.85%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (1.85%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (1.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (1.85%) GitHub
11 2 (1.85%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.67%) DNS
2 14 (12.96%) Firewall
3 13 (12.04%) TCP/IP
4 12 (11.11%) HTTP
5 9 (8.33%) Unicast
6 7 (6.48%) SSL
7 5 (4.63%) DHCP
7 5 (4.63%) FTP
8 4 (3.70%) IPsec
9 3 (2.78%) BGP
9 3 (2.78%) Internet
9 3 (2.78%) OSPF
9 3 (2.78%) VPN
10 2 (1.85%) IPFIX
10 2 (1.85%) Junos
10 2 (1.85%) MPLS
10 2 (1.85%) MRTG
10 2 (1.85%) SNMP
10 2 (1.85%) TACACS
11 1 (0.93%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.59%) MySQL
1 19 (17.59%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 18 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 11 (10.19%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (7.41%) Big Data
5 5 (4.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.70%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (3.70%) Apache Hive
6 4 (3.70%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.70%) Redis
7 3 (2.78%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.85%) HBase
8 2 (1.85%) SQLite
9 1 (0.93%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 66 (61.11%) Jenkins
2 35 (32.41%) Git (software)
3 15 (13.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 13 (12.04%) Vagrant
5 12 (11.11%) Subversion
6 11 (10.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (8.33%) JIRA
8 6 (5.56%) Hudson
8 6 (5.56%) TeamCity
9 4 (3.70%) CircleCI
9 4 (3.70%) Robot Framework
9 4 (3.70%) Travis CI
10 3 (2.78%) Artifactory
10 3 (2.78%) Bitbucket
10 3 (2.78%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.85%) CodeSonar
11 2 (1.85%) git-flow
11 2 (1.85%) Maven
11 2 (1.85%) Selenium
11 2 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.85%) Finance
3 1 (0.93%) Banking
3 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (63.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (19.44%) Developer
3 15 (13.89%) AWS DevOps
4 12 (11.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 12 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
5 10 (9.26%) Senior DevOps
6 9 (8.33%) Java Developer
7 8 (7.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Automation Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Python Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Python Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (2.78%) Cloud Developer
10 3 (2.78%) DevOps Developer
10 3 (2.78%) DevOps Specialist
10 3 (2.78%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (2.78%) Perl Developer
10 3 (2.78%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 3 (2.78%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.96%) LAMP
1 14 (12.96%) LAPP Stack
2 13 (12.04%) Node.js
3 12 (11.11%) LEMP Stack
4 11 (10.19%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (5.56%) .NET
5 6 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (4.63%) AngularJS
6 5 (4.63%) React
6 5 (4.63%) Web Services
7 4 (3.70%) JSON
7 4 (3.70%) Kafka
7 4 (3.70%) REST
7 4 (3.70%) SOAP
8 3 (2.78%) Sensu
8 3 (2.78%) XML
9 2 (1.85%) Django
9 2 (1.85%) Spring MVC
9 2 (1.85%) WSGI
9 2 (1.85%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.11%) PKI
2 10 (9.26%) Cloud Native
3 9 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (6.48%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.63%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.78%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.85%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.93%) Clustering
9 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 65 (60.19%) Linux
2 26 (24.07%) Unix
3 22 (20.37%) Windows
4 15 (13.89%) CentOS
5 12 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.78%) Debian
6 3 (2.78%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.85%) Android
7 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.85%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.93%) HPUX
8 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (84.26%) DevOps
2 47 (43.52%) Configuration Management
3 34 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (17.59%) Continuous Delivery
5 19 (17.59%) Test Automation
6 13 (12.04%) Deployment Automation
7 12 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 10 (9.26%) Scrum
9 9 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (8.33%) TDD
10 7 (6.48%) Open Source
10 7 (6.48%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 5 (4.63%) OO
11 5 (4.63%) Unit Testing
12 4 (3.70%) Anomaly Detection
12 4 (3.70%) High Availability
12 4 (3.70%) Microservices
12 4 (3.70%) Workflow
13 3 (2.78%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 69 (63.89%) Python
2 52 (48.15%) Bash Shell
3 39 (36.11%) Java
4 33 (30.56%) Ruby
5 28 (25.93%) Perl
6 25 (23.15%) JavaScript
7 18 (16.67%) PowerShell
8 16 (14.81%) PHP
9 9 (8.33%) Scala
10 7 (6.48%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.70%) C
11 4 (3.70%) Go
11 4 (3.70%) SQL
12 2 (1.85%) AWK
12 2 (1.85%) Bourne shell
12 2 (1.85%) C#
12 2 (1.85%) C++
12 2 (1.85%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.93%) Groovy
13 1 (0.93%) Korn
Qualifications
1 12 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.26%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.63%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.85%) CCNA
4 2 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.85%) CISSP
4 2 (1.85%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.85%) GIAC
4 2 (1.85%) Linux+ Certification
4 2 (1.85%) MCSE
4 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.85%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (1.85%) SANS
4 2 (1.85%) SSCP
5 1 (0.93%) Degree
5 1 (0.93%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (52.78%) Docker
2 11 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.78%) Apache Flume
3 3 (2.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.85%) KVM
4 2 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.85%) vSphere
5 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.93%) Ceph
5 1 (0.93%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 101 (93.52%) Opscode Chef
2 97 (89.81%) Puppet
3 90 (83.33%) Ansible
4 46 (42.59%) Terraform
5 30 (27.78%) Kubernetes
6 17 (15.74%) Nagios
6 17 (15.74%) ZABBIX
7 7 (6.48%) Prometheus
8 6 (5.56%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (5.56%) Grafana
9 5 (4.63%) CFEngine
9 5 (4.63%) Graphite
9 5 (4.63%) Packer
10 4 (3.70%) Kibana
10 4 (3.70%) Mesos
11 3 (2.78%) StatsD
12 2 (1.85%) Cacti
12 2 (1.85%) collectd
12 2 (1.85%) Icinga
12 2 (1.85%) logstash
Vendors
1 25 (23.15%) Red Hat
2 24 (22.22%) SaltStack
3 18 (16.67%) Google
3 18 (16.67%) VMware
4 14 (12.96%) NetApp
4 14 (12.96%) Splunk
5 12 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.70%) PagerDuty
7 3 (2.78%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.78%) New Relic
8 2 (1.85%) Cisco
8 2 (1.85%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.85%) Ericsson
8 2 (1.85%) Huawei
8 2 (1.85%) Juniper
9 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.93%) IBM
9 1 (0.93%) Nokia
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle