Period
to 12 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 12 December 2017 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
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 279 420
Rank change year-on-year +38 +141 +140
Contract jobs citing GitHub 1106 954 602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 0.92% 0.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.42% 7.64% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 810 711 470
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +4.14%
10th Percentile £351 £313 £299
90th Percentile £625 £600 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 2 6
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.61% +30.91% -
10th Percentile £37.70 £36.00 £22.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £36.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 17223 12486 7540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.67% 12.08% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11952 8601 5112
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 190 114
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -15.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.48 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.76 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.70% -24.31% +28.57%

GitHub
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GitHub as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GitHub in the UK

GitHub
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GitHub.

Contractor daily rate trend for GitHub in the UK

GitHub
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GitHub over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GitHub in the UK

GitHub
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GitHub.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GitHub in the UK

GitHub
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GitHub over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GitHub in the UK

GitHub
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 12 December 2017. 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
England +23 1043 £500 +5.26% 124
London +7 700 £518 +8.95% 56
UK excluding London +56 406 £450 +5.88% 73
South East -6 112 £475 +8.57% 22
North of England +19 106 £425 -2.86% 15
Yorkshire 0 57 £444 +4.41% 7
Scotland +39 53 £438 +26.81% 4
North West +24 48 £425 -15.00% 8
Midlands +40 44 £470 +29.66% 16
South West +13 43 £461 +2.50% 7
East of England 0 39 £550 +111.35% 8
West Midlands +18 28 £470 +29.66% 11
East Midlands +5 11 £450 +18.42% 5
Northern Ireland - 6 £450 -
Wales +9 4 - - 1
North East +54 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GitHub also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GitHub.

1 543 (49.10%) Agile Software Development
2 507 (45.84%) Jenkins
3 466 (42.13%) Java
4 458 (41.41%) DevOps
5 438 (39.60%) Git (software)
6 369 (33.36%) Linux
7 345 (31.19%) Amazon AWS
8 331 (29.93%) Python
9 326 (29.48%) TDD
10 310 (28.03%) Continuous Integration
11 299 (27.03%) JavaScript
12 289 (26.13%) JIRA
13 282 (25.50%) Docker
14 254 (22.97%) Scrum
15 225 (20.34%) HTML
16 224 (20.25%) Ansible
17 203 (18.35%) REST
18 187 (16.91%) Puppet
19 185 (16.73%) Test Automation
20 181 (16.37%) Node.js
21 180 (16.27%) CSS
22 177 (16.00%) Microservices
23 174 (15.73%) Spring
24 172 (15.55%) Finance
25 164 (14.83%) Configuration Management
26 163 (14.74%) BDD
27 157 (14.20%) Confluence
28 141 (12.75%) JSON
29 140 (12.66%) Cucumber
30 139 (12.57%) Big Data

GitHub
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
1 157 (14.20%) Confluence
2 123 (11.12%) Apache Spark
3 65 (5.88%) Apache
3 65 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
4 60 (5.42%) Tomcat
5 51 (4.61%) CMS
6 48 (4.34%) OpenStack
7 45 (4.07%) Cloud Foundry
8 36 (3.25%) nginx
9 22 (1.99%) Drupal
10 19 (1.72%) JBoss
11 18 (1.63%) IIS
12 16 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 16 (1.45%) WordPress
13 14 (1.27%) WebLogic
13 14 (1.27%) WebSphere
14 13 (1.18%) Apache Solr
14 13 (1.18%) GemFire
15 12 (1.08%) Mule
15 12 (1.08%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (1.72%) Photoshop
2 18 (1.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (1.18%) Flinto
3 13 (1.18%) InVision
4 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.090%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.090%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.090%) HipChat
9 1 (0.090%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 17 (1.54%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.36%) Magento
4 3 (0.27%) RMDS
5 1 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.090%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 345 (31.19%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (11.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
4 60 (5.42%) Amazon S3
4 60 (5.42%) Serverless
5 57 (5.15%) AWS Lambda
6 56 (5.06%) PaaS
7 48 (4.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 44 (3.98%) Slack
9 41 (3.71%) Bluemix
9 41 (3.71%) IBM Cloud
10 36 (3.25%) Route 53
11 27 (2.44%) CloudFront
12 26 (2.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 25 (2.26%) SaaS
14 24 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
15 22 (1.99%) Heroku
16 21 (1.90%) npm
17 20 (1.81%) IaaS
18 19 (1.72%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.25%) HTTP
2 43 (3.89%) TCP/IP
3 27 (2.44%) SSL
4 25 (2.26%) Bluetooth
5 23 (2.08%) VPN
6 22 (1.99%) Firewall
7 16 (1.45%) DNS
8 15 (1.36%) LAN
8 15 (1.36%) SMS
9 14 (1.27%) WAN
10 12 (1.08%) Kerberos
11 10 (0.90%) Internet
12 8 (0.72%) ICMP
13 5 (0.45%) Intranet
14 4 (0.36%) FTP
14 4 (0.36%) tcpdump
14 4 (0.36%) Wireshark
15 3 (0.27%) Network Security
15 3 (0.27%) Skype
16 2 (0.18%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (12.57%) Big Data
2 134 (12.12%) Hadoop
3 121 (10.94%) PostgreSQL
4 103 (9.31%) MySQL
5 91 (8.23%) Apache Hive
6 87 (7.87%) NoSQL
7 86 (7.78%) HBase
7 86 (7.78%) SQL Server
8 77 (6.96%) MongoDB
9 62 (5.61%) Sqoop
10 61 (5.52%) Amazon RDS
11 49 (4.43%) Redis
12 36 (3.25%) Impala
12 36 (3.25%) Relational Database
13 24 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 18 (1.63%) RDBMS
15 17 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
16 15 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (1.27%) Oracle ODI
18 13 (1.18%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 507 (45.84%) Jenkins
2 438 (39.60%) Git (software)
3 289 (26.13%) JIRA
4 140 (12.66%) Cucumber
5 137 (12.39%) GitLab
6 111 (10.04%) Maven
7 95 (8.59%) Gradle
8 84 (7.59%) Selenium
9 78 (7.05%) Bitbucket
10 70 (6.33%) TeamCity
11 59 (5.33%) IntelliJ
12 49 (4.43%) Ant
13 43 (3.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 43 (3.89%) JUnit
14 37 (3.35%) Sonatype Nexus
15 36 (3.25%) Mockito
16 32 (2.89%) gulp
16 32 (2.89%) Xcode
17 31 (2.80%) Subversion
18 30 (2.71%) Artifactory
General
1 172 (15.55%) Finance
2 83 (7.50%) Banking
3 35 (3.16%) Retail
4 34 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 30 (2.71%) Marketing
6 29 (2.62%) Publishing
7 24 (2.17%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.36%) Electronics
8 15 (1.36%) Front Office
9 12 (1.08%) Billing
9 12 (1.08%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.99%) Back Office
11 9 (0.81%) Legal
12 8 (0.72%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.54%) Advertising
14 5 (0.45%) Games
14 5 (0.45%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.36%) Automotive
16 3 (0.27%) Digital Economy
17 2 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 514 (46.47%) Developer
2 223 (20.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 117 (10.58%) Java Developer
4 86 (7.78%) AWS Engineer
5 78 (7.05%) Senior Developer
6 77 (6.96%) AWS DevOps
7 73 (6.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 54 (4.88%) Data Engineer
9 46 (4.16%) iOS Developer
10 45 (4.07%) Full Stack Developer
10 45 (4.07%) JavaScript Developer
11 42 (3.80%) .NET Developer
12 40 (3.62%) Android Developer
12 40 (3.62%) C# Developer
13 35 (3.16%) Architect
14 33 (2.98%) Scala Developer
15 31 (2.80%) Consultant
15 31 (2.80%) Software Engineer
16 30 (2.71%) Big Data Engineer
16 30 (2.71%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (20.34%) HTML
2 203 (18.35%) REST
3 181 (16.37%) Node.js
4 180 (16.27%) CSS
5 174 (15.73%) Spring
6 141 (12.75%) JSON
7 139 (12.57%) AngularJS
8 135 (12.21%) Kafka
8 135 (12.21%) Web Services
9 115 (10.40%) RESTful
10 108 (9.76%) .NET
11 103 (9.31%) HTML5
12 91 (8.23%) Spring Boot
13 81 (7.32%) React
14 79 (7.14%) XML
15 74 (6.69%) SOAP
16 62 (5.61%) ASP.NET
17 59 (5.33%) CSS3
18 58 (5.24%) jQuery
19 52 (4.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 64 (5.79%) User Experience
2 53 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (4.70%) Computer Science
4 44 (3.98%) Mobile App
4 44 (3.98%) Public Cloud
5 43 (3.89%) Linux Command Line
6 37 (3.35%) Blog
7 27 (2.44%) Virtual Team
8 22 (1.99%) Algorithms
9 21 (1.90%) Fintech
10 19 (1.72%) Data Centre
10 19 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
11 16 (1.45%) Animation
12 15 (1.36%) iPhone
13 14 (1.27%) Replication
14 13 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (1.18%) iPad
15 12 (1.08%) Management Information System
16 11 (0.99%) Online Banking
17 10 (0.90%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 369 (33.36%) Linux
2 135 (12.21%) Unix
3 87 (7.87%) Apple iOS
4 83 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 82 (7.41%) Android
6 54 (4.88%) Windows
7 31 (2.80%) Ubuntu
8 16 (1.45%) CentOS
9 12 (1.08%) CoreOS
10 11 (0.99%) Windows Server
11 7 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.45%) Amazon Linux
13 4 (0.36%) Debian
14 3 (0.27%) RancherOS
15 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.090%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.090%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.090%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (49.10%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (41.41%) DevOps
3 326 (29.48%) TDD
4 310 (28.03%) Continuous Integration
5 254 (22.97%) Scrum
6 185 (16.73%) Test Automation
7 177 (16.00%) Microservices
8 164 (14.83%) Configuration Management
9 163 (14.74%) BDD
10 133 (12.03%) Software Engineering
11 130 (11.75%) Open Source
12 120 (10.85%) MVC
13 95 (8.59%) Kanban
14 83 (7.50%) MapReduce
15 81 (7.32%) ETL
16 76 (6.87%) Analytics
17 72 (6.51%) OO
18 67 (6.06%) Continuous Delivery
19 60 (5.42%) Workflow
20 58 (5.24%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 466 (42.13%) Java
2 331 (29.93%) Python
3 299 (27.03%) JavaScript
4 139 (12.57%) Ruby
5 133 (12.03%) SQL
6 99 (8.95%) Bash Shell
7 97 (8.77%) C#
8 80 (7.23%) PHP
9 70 (6.33%) Shell Script
10 63 (5.70%) Perl
11 60 (5.42%) Scala
12 47 (4.25%) Go
13 42 (3.80%) Objective-C
14 39 (3.53%) Apple Swift
15 29 (2.62%) PowerShell
16 17 (1.54%) ES6
17 13 (1.18%) C
17 13 (1.18%) C++
18 12 (1.08%) Haskell
18 12 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 111 (10.04%) Security Cleared
2 82 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 78 (7.05%) Degree
4 34 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.36%) DBS Check
6 12 (1.08%) AWS Certification
7 10 (0.90%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.54%) BC Cleared
8 6 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.45%) CREST Certified
9 5 (0.45%) PhD
10 3 (0.27%) CCNP
10 3 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.18%) CCNA
12 1 (0.090%) ISEB
12 1 (0.090%) MCP
12 1 (0.090%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.090%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (7.50%) QA
2 16 (1.45%) GDPR
3 13 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.27%) GCP
6 1 (0.090%) HL7
6 1 (0.090%) SLA
6 1 (0.090%) WCAG
System Software
1 282 (25.50%) Docker
2 69 (6.24%) HDFS
3 65 (5.88%) Apache Flume
4 29 (2.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 12 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (0.36%) Active Directory
9 3 (0.27%) Ceph
9 3 (0.27%) etcd
9 3 (0.27%) flannel
10 2 (0.18%) Firmware
10 2 (0.18%) KVM
10 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.18%) Xen
11 1 (0.090%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.090%) SkyDNS
11 1 (0.090%) Squid
11 1 (0.090%) zsh
Systems Management
1 224 (20.25%) Ansible
2 187 (16.91%) Puppet
3 128 (11.57%) Opscode Chef
4 117 (10.58%) Kubernetes
5 113 (10.22%) Terraform
6 43 (3.89%) Hadoop YARN
7 34 (3.07%) Ambari
8 33 (2.98%) Oozie
9 28 (2.53%) Kibana
10 24 (2.17%) logstash
11 23 (2.08%) Grafana
12 22 (1.99%) Prometheus
13 21 (1.90%) ZABBIX
14 20 (1.81%) Nagios
15 18 (1.63%) Rancher
16 12 (1.08%) Mesos
17 11 (0.99%) Graphite
18 8 (0.72%) HAProxy
19 7 (0.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
19 7 (0.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 88 (7.96%) Oracle
2 73 (6.60%) Atlassian
2 73 (6.60%) Microsoft
3 70 (6.33%) Red Hat
4 58 (5.24%) Google
5 43 (3.89%) IBM
6 41 (3.71%) New Relic
7 39 (3.53%) Tableau
8 35 (3.16%) Splunk
9 31 (2.80%) Apple
9 31 (2.80%) Rackspace
10 23 (2.08%) ServiceNow
11 20 (1.81%) Informatica
11 20 (1.81%) MuleSoft
11 20 (1.81%) VMware
12 16 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
12 16 (1.45%) SAP
13 15 (1.36%) hybris
14 12 (1.08%) Talend
15 11 (0.99%) AppDynamics