Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 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.

Salt
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 548 553 565
Rank change year-on-year +5 +12 +75
Contract jobs citing Salt 108 70 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.20% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.52% 1.19% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 38 54
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £493 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +9.44% -2.70%
10th Percentile £368 £361 £352
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 7,112 5,884 5,399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.42% 11.43% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,307 3,643 3,313
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £235 £230
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 209 179
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.69 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -19.54% -2.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £12.45
90th Percentile £48.98 £42.30 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 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
North of England +19 44 £525 +25.75% 11
North West +24 27 £575 -4.17% 9
Midlands +14 26 £385 -23.00% 9
West Midlands -10 25 £385 -23.00% 8
East of England - 23 £475 - 1
Yorkshire -7 16 £500 +21.95% 1
South East -34 7 £500 -2.44% 8
Scotland -13 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 3 £525 - 1
South West - 2 - - 4
East Midlands +11 1 £425 +3.03% 1
North East - 1 £450 - 1
Salt
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 107 (99.07%) Puppet
2 102 (94.44%) DevOps
3 96 (88.89%) Ansible
4 91 (84.26%) Opscode Chef
5 89 (82.41%) Amazon AWS
6 65 (60.19%) Jenkins
7 63 (58.33%) Linux
8 54 (50.00%) Docker
9 51 (47.22%) Python
10 48 (44.44%) Terraform
11 47 (43.52%) Bash Shell
12 44 (40.74%) Kubernetes
13 43 (39.81%) Microsoft Azure
14 37 (34.26%) Configuration Management
14 37 (34.26%) Agile Software Development
15 35 (32.41%) PowerShell
16 33 (30.56%) Google
17 26 (24.07%) Perl
18 25 (23.15%) Ruby
18 25 (23.15%) Splunk
18 25 (23.15%) AWS CloudFormation
19 24 (22.22%) Git (software)
20 23 (21.30%) Continuous Integration
20 23 (21.30%) DNS
21 22 (20.37%) Java
21 22 (20.37%) Test Automation
22 20 (18.52%) Windows
23 19 (17.59%) JavaScript
23 19 (17.59%) nginx
23 19 (17.59%) PostgreSQL

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 19 (17.59%) nginx
2 18 (16.67%) Apache
3 12 (11.11%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.78%) Apache Pig
4 3 (2.78%) Confluence
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 89 (82.41%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (39.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (23.15%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (11.11%) Amazon S3
5 8 (7.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (6.48%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (6.48%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (6.48%) Serverless
7 6 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (4.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (3.70%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (3.70%) AWS CloudTrail
9 4 (3.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (2.78%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (2.78%) IaaS
10 3 (2.78%) NuGet
10 3 (2.78%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.93%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.30%) DNS
2 15 (13.89%) TCP/IP
3 14 (12.96%) Firewall
3 14 (12.96%) HTTP
4 9 (8.33%) SSL
4 9 (8.33%) Unicast
5 7 (6.48%) Internet
6 6 (5.56%) FTP
7 5 (4.63%) DHCP
7 5 (4.63%) IPsec
8 3 (2.78%) VPN
9 1 (0.93%) DSL
9 1 (0.93%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.59%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (13.89%) Hadoop
2 15 (13.89%) MySQL
3 14 (12.96%) MongoDB
4 11 (10.19%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (8.33%) Amazon Redshift
6 7 (6.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (4.63%) Big Data
8 3 (2.78%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.78%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.85%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.93%) HBase
10 1 (0.93%) Redis
Development Applications
1 65 (60.19%) Jenkins
2 24 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 15 (13.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 15 (13.89%) Vagrant
4 12 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (9.26%) JIRA
5 10 (9.26%) Subversion
6 7 (6.48%) TeamCity
7 5 (4.63%) CircleCI
7 5 (4.63%) Maven
7 5 (4.63%) Travis CI
8 4 (3.70%) Artifactory
8 4 (3.70%) Hudson
9 3 (2.78%) Ant
9 3 (2.78%) Apache Archiva
9 3 (2.78%) ClearCase
9 3 (2.78%) CruiseControl
9 3 (2.78%) Gradle
9 3 (2.78%) Mercurial
9 3 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (6.48%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.93%) Finance
2 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 77 (71.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (15.74%) AWS DevOps
3 14 (12.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 14 (12.96%) AWS Engineer
4 10 (9.26%) Senior DevOps
5 9 (8.33%) Consultant
5 9 (8.33%) Developer
5 9 (8.33%) DevOps Consultant
5 9 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Python Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) DevOps Specialist
8 4 (3.70%) Java Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (2.78%) Cloud Developer
9 3 (2.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 3 (2.78%) Perl Developer
9 3 (2.78%) Platform Engineer
9 3 (2.78%) Python Developer
9 3 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.67%) LAPP Stack
2 14 (12.96%) LAMP
3 12 (11.11%) LEMP Stack
4 10 (9.26%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (8.33%) Node.js
6 7 (6.48%) .NET
7 6 (5.56%) Servlets
7 6 (5.56%) WSGI
8 4 (3.70%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.70%) boto
8 4 (3.70%) HTML
8 4 (3.70%) JSON
8 4 (3.70%) React
8 4 (3.70%) YAML
9 3 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (2.78%) Web Services
10 2 (1.85%) J2EE
10 2 (1.85%) REST
10 2 (1.85%) SOAP
10 2 (1.85%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.11%) PKI
2 9 (8.33%) Cloud Native
3 7 (6.48%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.85%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Clustering
8 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 63 (58.33%) Linux
2 20 (18.52%) Windows
3 13 (12.04%) CentOS
3 13 (12.04%) Unix
4 4 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.85%) Android
5 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.93%) HPUX
6 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (94.44%) DevOps
2 37 (34.26%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (34.26%) Configuration Management
3 23 (21.30%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (20.37%) Test Automation
5 18 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 17 (15.74%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (11.11%) Cloud Enablement
7 12 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
8 11 (10.19%) Microservices
8 11 (10.19%) Scrum
9 8 (7.41%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 6 (5.56%) Build Automation
10 6 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (5.56%) Load Testing
11 5 (4.63%) Anomaly Detection
11 5 (4.63%) High Availability
11 5 (4.63%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (4.63%) Unit Testing
12 4 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 51 (47.22%) Python
2 47 (43.52%) Bash Shell
3 35 (32.41%) PowerShell
4 26 (24.07%) Perl
5 25 (23.15%) Ruby
6 22 (20.37%) Java
7 19 (17.59%) JavaScript
8 7 (6.48%) PHP
9 4 (3.70%) C
9 4 (3.70%) SQL
10 3 (2.78%) Groovy
11 2 (1.85%) C#
11 2 (1.85%) C++
11 2 (1.85%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.93%) ANSI C
12 1 (0.93%) Korn
12 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (12.04%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.19%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.56%) 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
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) QA
1 2 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (50.00%) Docker
2 10 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.85%) vSphere
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.93%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 107 (99.07%) Puppet
2 96 (88.89%) Ansible
3 91 (84.26%) Opscode Chef
4 48 (44.44%) Terraform
5 44 (40.74%) Kubernetes
6 13 (12.04%) Nagios
6 13 (12.04%) ZABBIX
7 11 (10.19%) Prometheus
8 8 (7.41%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (1.85%) CFEngine
9 2 (1.85%) Mesos
9 2 (1.85%) Packer
10 1 (0.93%) Grafana
10 1 (0.93%) Graphite
10 1 (0.93%) SCCM
10 1 (0.93%) StatsD
Vendors
1 33 (30.56%) Google
2 25 (23.15%) Splunk
3 15 (13.89%) Red Hat
3 15 (13.89%) VMware
4 14 (12.96%) SaltStack
5 13 (12.04%) NetApp
6 12 (11.11%) CheckPoint
7 11 (10.19%) PagerDuty
8 9 (8.33%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.93%) New Relic
9 1 (0.93%) Nokia
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle