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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Argo skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Argo over the 6 months to 19 August 2022 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.

Argo
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 779 735 531
Rank change year-on-year -44 -204 -
Contract jobs citing Argo 81 43 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.057% 0.051%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.59% 0.36% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 40 12
10th Percentile £516 £513 -
25th Percentile £593 £548 £600
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £700 £650 £613
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +6.12% -
75th Percentile £800 £678 £641
90th Percentile £838 £714 £684
UK excluding London median daily rate £665 £525 -
% change year-on-year +26.67% - -

Argo is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 13,767 11,968 5,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.66% 15.99% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,881 8,451 3,533
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
25th Percentile £470 £438 £407
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £675 £613 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 156 100
10th Percentile £14.50 £14.88 £12.42
25th Percentile £16.25 £16.27 £15.03
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.11 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.62% +18.49% -2.50%
75th Percentile £47.25 £50.00 £44.41
90th Percentile £76.00 £64.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%

Argo
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Argo as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Argo in the UK

Argo
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Argo.

Daily rate trend for Argo in the UK

Argo
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Argo over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Argo in the UK

Argo
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Argo within the UK over the 6 months to 19 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Work from Home -32 60 £725 +11.54% 3
England -60 43 £615 -1.20% 8
UK excluding London -5 33 £665 +26.67%
London -50 19 £605 -6.92% 8
Scotland - 13 £665 -
North of England - 9 £713 -
North East - 8 £725 -
South East -16 7 £570 -
East of England -12 4 £613 +16.67%
Yorkshire - 1 £700 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Argo 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 with a requirement for Argo.

1 73 (90.12%) Kubernetes
2 65 (80.25%) CI/CD
3 58 (71.60%) DevOps
4 51 (62.96%) Python
5 40 (49.38%) Java
6 39 (48.15%) Terraform
7 38 (46.91%) AWS
8 35 (43.21%) Azure
9 34 (41.98%) GCP
10 33 (40.74%) Ansible
11 27 (33.33%) Agile
12 26 (32.10%) SQL
12 26 (32.10%) Kafka
13 25 (30.86%) Docker
13 25 (30.86%) Linux
14 24 (29.63%) JIRA
15 22 (27.16%) BigQuery
16 21 (25.93%) GitLab
16 21 (25.93%) Git (software)
16 21 (25.93%) Test Automation
17 20 (24.69%) Configuration Management
18 19 (23.46%) Hadoop
18 19 (23.46%) Confluence
18 19 (23.46%) Apache Spark
19 18 (22.22%) Platform Engineering
19 18 (22.22%) dbt
20 16 (19.75%) Data Pipeline
20 16 (19.75%) Site Reliability Engineering
20 16 (19.75%) Security Cleared
21 15 (18.52%) Scrum

Argo
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (23.46%) Apache Spark
1 19 (23.46%) Confluence
2 6 (7.41%) Apache Airflow
3 3 (3.70%) Apache
4 1 (1.23%) nginx
4 1 (1.23%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 38 (46.91%) AWS
2 35 (43.21%) Azure
3 34 (41.98%) GCP
4 18 (22.22%) dbt
5 14 (17.28%) GitHub
6 12 (14.81%) OpenShift
7 11 (13.58%) Amazon EKS
8 9 (11.11%) Google Kubernetes Engine
9 7 (8.64%) Slack
10 6 (7.41%) Azure DevOps
11 5 (6.17%) Azure AKS
12 4 (4.94%) GitHub Actions
12 4 (4.94%) Kong
12 4 (4.94%) PaaS
13 2 (2.47%) Amazon S3
13 2 (2.47%) Datadog
13 2 (2.47%) SaaS
14 1 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (1.23%) Stackdriver
14 1 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) AMQP
1 1 (1.23%) DNS
1 1 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.16%) BigQuery
2 19 (23.46%) Hadoop
3 11 (13.58%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (11.11%) Big Data
5 8 (9.88%) NoSQL
6 5 (6.17%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.94%) DynamoDB
8 3 (3.70%) Apache Hive
8 3 (3.70%) Cloud Spanner
9 2 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (2.47%) Bigtable
9 2 (2.47%) HBase
9 2 (2.47%) MongoDB
9 2 (2.47%) Redis
10 1 (1.23%) Cloudera CDH
10 1 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (1.23%) Flink
10 1 (1.23%) MySQL
10 1 (1.23%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 24 (29.63%) JIRA
2 21 (25.93%) Git (software)
2 21 (25.93%) GitLab
3 12 (14.81%) Jenkins
4 9 (11.11%) Terragrunt
5 8 (9.88%) SonarQube
6 6 (7.41%) Maven
7 5 (6.17%) Artifactory
7 5 (6.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (3.70%) Spinnaker
9 2 (2.47%) CircleCI
9 2 (2.47%) Jaeger
10 1 (1.23%) Buildbot
10 1 (1.23%) Gerrit
10 1 (1.23%) GoCD
10 1 (1.23%) Gradle
10 1 (1.23%) MLflow
10 1 (1.23%) Robot Framework
10 1 (1.23%) TestRail
10 1 (1.23%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (13.58%) Banking
2 9 (11.11%) Finance
3 7 (8.64%) Public Sector
4 4 (4.94%) Law
5 1 (1.23%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 33 (40.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (19.75%) Data Engineer
3 15 (18.52%) GCP Engineer
4 14 (17.28%) GCP Data Engineer
5 11 (13.58%) Senior DevOps
5 11 (13.58%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 10 (12.35%) DevSecOps Engineer
7 8 (9.88%) BigQuery Data Engineer
8 7 (8.64%) Developer
8 7 (8.64%) Platform Engineer
9 5 (6.17%) Architect
9 5 (6.17%) Big Data Engineer
10 4 (4.94%) Azure Engineer
10 4 (4.94%) Cloud Engineer
11 3 (3.70%) Data Architect
11 3 (3.70%) Site Engineer
11 3 (3.70%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 2 (2.47%) Java Software Architect
12 2 (2.47%) Lead Software Architect
12 2 (2.47%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (32.10%) Kafka
2 10 (12.35%) REST
3 9 (11.11%) Node.js
4 7 (8.64%) PySpark
5 4 (4.94%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (4.94%) Keycloak
6 2 (2.47%) Spring
6 2 (2.47%) Spring Boot
7 1 (1.23%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.23%) Apache Beam
7 1 (1.23%) Apache Camel
7 1 (1.23%) Apache NiFi
7 1 (1.23%) GraphQL
7 1 (1.23%) LDAP
7 1 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.23%) React
7 1 (1.23%) Spring Batch
7 1 (1.23%) Spring Security
7 1 (1.23%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) Public Cloud
2 9 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (11.11%) Virtual Team
3 8 (9.88%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (6.17%) Credit Risk
5 4 (4.94%) iPad
6 3 (3.70%) Replication
7 2 (2.47%) Cloud Native
7 2 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.86%) Linux
2 11 (13.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.47%) Debian
3 2 (2.47%) Unix
4 1 (1.23%) CentOS
4 1 (1.23%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (80.25%) CI/CD
2 58 (71.60%) DevOps
3 27 (33.33%) Agile
4 21 (25.93%) Test Automation
5 20 (24.69%) Configuration Management
6 18 (22.22%) Platform Engineering
7 16 (19.75%) Data Pipeline
7 16 (19.75%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 15 (18.52%) Containerisation
8 15 (18.52%) Deployment Automation
8 15 (18.52%) Infrastructure as Code
8 15 (18.52%) Scrum
9 14 (17.28%) GitOps
9 14 (17.28%) Infrastructure Automation
9 14 (17.28%) OWASP
10 13 (16.05%) DevSecOps
11 12 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (13.58%) Data Engineering
12 11 (13.58%) Microservices
13 10 (12.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 51 (62.96%) Python
2 40 (49.38%) Java
3 26 (32.10%) SQL
4 12 (14.81%) Bash
5 11 (13.58%) Go
6 10 (12.35%) JavaScript
7 9 (11.11%) PowerShell
8 5 (6.17%) Scala
9 3 (3.70%) Rust
10 2 (2.47%) C#
10 2 (2.47%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.23%) Groovy
11 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.23%) Ruby
11 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (19.75%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.23%) Azure Certification
4 1 (1.23%) Degree
4 1 (1.23%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (30.86%) Docker
2 10 (12.35%) vSphere
3 4 (4.94%) Ceph
4 1 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 73 (90.12%) Kubernetes
2 39 (48.15%) Terraform
3 33 (40.74%) Ansible
4 12 (14.81%) Istio
5 11 (13.58%) Grafana
5 11 (13.58%) Prometheus
6 3 (3.70%) Puppet
7 2 (2.47%) Cilium
7 2 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.47%) Rancher
8 1 (1.23%) Consul
8 1 (1.23%) Salt
8 1 (1.23%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 15 (18.52%) Google
2 12 (14.81%) Red Hat
3 8 (9.88%) ServiceNow
4 7 (8.64%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.70%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.47%) Databricks