Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 285 426
Rank change year-on-year +44 +141 +130
Contract jobs citing GitHub 1021 931 571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 0.87% 0.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.69% 7.76% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 694 448
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +15.15% -0.60%
10th Percentile £350 £316 £273
90th Percentile £625 £623 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £388
% change year-on-year - +16.13% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 1 2
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.31% +30.00% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £31.25 £22.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £33.75 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +92.31% +30.00% -

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 15253 11999 7187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.37% 11.25% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10494 8286 4799
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £269 £275 £255
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 187 112
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -20.88% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.66 £11.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £56.75 £41.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.06 £23.00
% change year-on-year +8.44% -25.83% +31.43%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +28 955 £500 +5.26% 156
London -4 612 £522 +9.79% 78
UK excluding London +80 409 £450 - 84
South East +49 133 £450 +10.77% 19
North of England +18 93 £425 -15.00% 19
Scotland +62 56 £413 +19.57% 6
Yorkshire -11 48 £450 - 10
East of England +14 45 £505 +26.25% 14
North West +10 44 £425 -15.00% 9
Midlands +56 39 £473 +57.50% 14
South West -8 34 £450 -4.00% 11
West Midlands +45 31 £499 +73.61% 8
East Midlands +6 8 £400 +5.26% 6
Northern Ireland - 6 £450 -
Wales +11 3 £500 -9.09% 1
North East +59 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 486 (47.60%) Agile Software Development
2 424 (41.53%) Jenkins
3 416 (40.74%) DevOps
4 413 (40.45%) Java
5 376 (36.83%) Git (software)
6 342 (33.50%) Linux
7 325 (31.83%) TDD
8 300 (29.38%) Continuous Integration
9 278 (27.23%) Amazon AWS
10 271 (26.54%) JavaScript
11 258 (25.27%) Python
11 258 (25.27%) Docker
12 250 (24.49%) Scrum
13 240 (23.51%) JIRA
14 236 (23.11%) HTML
15 192 (18.81%) Spring
15 192 (18.81%) REST
16 183 (17.92%) CSS
17 180 (17.63%) Ansible
17 180 (17.63%) Microservices
18 168 (16.45%) Puppet
19 157 (15.38%) Cucumber
20 154 (15.08%) Test Automation
21 150 (14.69%) BDD
22 145 (14.20%) SQL
22 145 (14.20%) Configuration Management
23 144 (14.10%) GitLab
24 134 (13.12%) Hadoop
25 133 (13.03%) Confluence
25 133 (13.03%) Node.js

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
1 133 (13.03%) Confluence
2 107 (10.48%) Apache Spark
3 70 (6.86%) Elasticsearch
4 52 (5.09%) Cloud Foundry
5 44 (4.31%) CMS
6 43 (4.21%) Apache
7 41 (4.02%) Tomcat
8 40 (3.92%) OpenStack
9 36 (3.53%) nginx
10 32 (3.13%) JBoss
11 23 (2.25%) Drupal
11 23 (2.25%) WebSphere
12 21 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
13 18 (1.76%) Apache Solr
14 17 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 17 (1.67%) WebSphere Process Server
15 16 (1.57%) WordPress
16 15 (1.47%) IIS
17 12 (1.18%) Mule
18 10 (0.98%) GemFire
Applications
1 18 (1.76%) Photoshop
2 16 (1.57%) InVision
3 14 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (0.88%) Flinto
5 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.098%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.098%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.098%) HipChat
9 1 (0.098%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 17 (1.67%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.39%) Magento
3 3 (0.29%) RMDS
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.098%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 278 (27.23%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (9.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (5.68%) Amazon EC2
4 45 (4.41%) PaaS
5 39 (3.82%) Serverless
6 38 (3.72%) AWS Lambda
7 37 (3.62%) Bluemix
7 37 (3.62%) IBM Cloud
8 34 (3.33%) Amazon S3
8 34 (3.33%) npm
9 26 (2.55%) Slack
10 25 (2.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 23 (2.25%) SaaS
12 21 (2.06%) OpenShift
13 19 (1.86%) Heroku
13 19 (1.86%) IaaS
14 16 (1.57%) Google Analytics
14 16 (1.57%) Route 53
15 15 (1.47%) Akamai
16 14 (1.37%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.11%) HTTP
2 31 (3.04%) TCP/IP
3 23 (2.25%) Bluetooth
4 21 (2.06%) SSL
5 16 (1.57%) VPN
6 15 (1.47%) LAN
6 15 (1.47%) SMS
7 14 (1.37%) WAN
8 13 (1.27%) Kerberos
9 10 (0.98%) Firewall
10 9 (0.88%) DNS
11 7 (0.69%) Internet
12 6 (0.59%) ICMP
13 4 (0.39%) Intranet
14 3 (0.29%) NetScaler
14 3 (0.29%) Skype
14 3 (0.29%) SSH
15 2 (0.20%) FTP
15 2 (0.20%) tcpdump
16 1 (0.098%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (13.12%) Hadoop
2 129 (12.63%) Big Data
3 105 (10.28%) PostgreSQL
4 88 (8.62%) HBase
4 88 (8.62%) MySQL
5 85 (8.33%) Apache Hive
6 66 (6.46%) MongoDB
6 66 (6.46%) SQL Server
7 64 (6.27%) NoSQL
8 61 (5.97%) Sqoop
9 44 (4.31%) Redis
10 36 (3.53%) Amazon RDS
11 34 (3.33%) Impala
12 29 (2.84%) Relational Database
13 20 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 15 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
15 13 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (1.27%) RDBMS
16 11 (1.08%) IBM InfoSphere
17 10 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 424 (41.53%) Jenkins
2 376 (36.83%) Git (software)
3 240 (23.51%) JIRA
4 157 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 144 (14.10%) GitLab
6 114 (11.17%) Maven
7 76 (7.44%) Gradle
8 75 (7.35%) Bitbucket
9 70 (6.86%) Selenium
10 64 (6.27%) JUnit
11 60 (5.88%) IntelliJ
11 60 (5.88%) TeamCity
12 51 (5.00%) Mockito
13 42 (4.11%) gulp
14 39 (3.82%) Ant
15 38 (3.72%) Grunt
16 35 (3.43%) Artifactory
17 32 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
18 31 (3.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 28 (2.74%) Xcode
General
1 129 (12.63%) Finance
2 71 (6.95%) Banking
3 34 (3.33%) Retail
4 32 (3.13%) Marketing
5 23 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.15%) Manufacturing
6 22 (2.15%) Publishing
7 15 (1.47%) Front Office
8 13 (1.27%) Electronics
9 12 (1.18%) Billing
10 10 (0.98%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.88%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.69%) Back Office
12 7 (0.69%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.59%) Legal
14 5 (0.49%) Advertising
14 5 (0.49%) Games
15 4 (0.39%) Digital Economy
16 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 491 (48.09%) Developer
2 176 (17.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 117 (11.46%) Java Developer
4 63 (6.17%) AWS Engineer
5 62 (6.07%) Senior Developer
6 58 (5.68%) AWS DevOps
7 56 (5.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 46 (4.51%) Data Engineer
9 43 (4.21%) iOS Developer
9 43 (4.21%) JavaScript Developer
10 41 (4.02%) Architect
11 35 (3.43%) Android Developer
12 33 (3.23%) Consultant
13 31 (3.04%) .NET Developer
13 31 (3.04%) Software Engineer
14 29 (2.84%) Big Data Engineer
15 28 (2.74%) Full Stack Developer
15 28 (2.74%) Linux Engineer
15 28 (2.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 27 (2.64%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (23.11%) HTML
2 192 (18.81%) REST
2 192 (18.81%) Spring
3 183 (17.92%) CSS
4 133 (13.03%) Node.js
5 130 (12.73%) AngularJS
6 124 (12.14%) Kafka
7 123 (12.05%) JSON
8 115 (11.26%) RESTful
9 114 (11.17%) HTML5
10 110 (10.77%) Web Services
11 90 (8.81%) Spring Boot
12 80 (7.84%) React
13 78 (7.64%) CSS3
14 75 (7.35%) .NET
15 68 (6.66%) XML
16 63 (6.17%) SOAP
17 57 (5.58%) Elastic Stack
17 57 (5.58%) jQuery
18 51 (5.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 61 (5.97%) User Experience
2 48 (4.70%) Computer Science
3 39 (3.82%) Mobile App
4 32 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
6 29 (2.84%) Public Cloud
7 25 (2.45%) Blog
8 21 (2.06%) Algorithms
8 21 (2.06%) Animation
9 17 (1.67%) Virtual Team
10 16 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
10 16 (1.57%) iPhone
11 13 (1.27%) Fintech
11 13 (1.27%) iPad
12 11 (1.08%) Online Banking
12 11 (1.08%) Replication
13 10 (0.98%) Data Centre
14 9 (0.88%) Management Information System
15 8 (0.78%) Derivative
16 7 (0.69%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 342 (33.50%) Linux
2 96 (9.40%) Unix
3 73 (7.15%) Apple iOS
4 70 (6.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 64 (6.27%) Android
6 42 (4.11%) Windows
7 39 (3.82%) Ubuntu
8 24 (2.35%) CentOS
9 22 (2.15%) CoreOS
10 10 (0.98%) SUSE
10 10 (0.98%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.49%) Amazon Linux
12 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.29%) RancherOS
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.098%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.098%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (47.60%) Agile Software Development
2 416 (40.74%) DevOps
3 325 (31.83%) TDD
4 300 (29.38%) Continuous Integration
5 250 (24.49%) Scrum
6 180 (17.63%) Microservices
7 154 (15.08%) Test Automation
8 150 (14.69%) BDD
9 145 (14.20%) Configuration Management
10 128 (12.54%) Open Source
11 118 (11.56%) Software Engineering
12 98 (9.60%) MVC
13 83 (8.13%) MapReduce
14 77 (7.54%) Kanban
15 73 (7.15%) Analytics
16 68 (6.66%) ETL
17 66 (6.46%) Unit Testing
18 59 (5.78%) OO
19 57 (5.58%) Workflow
20 51 (5.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 413 (40.45%) Java
2 271 (26.54%) JavaScript
3 258 (25.27%) Python
4 145 (14.20%) SQL
5 132 (12.93%) Ruby
6 82 (8.03%) Bash Shell
7 69 (6.76%) C#
8 56 (5.48%) PHP
9 54 (5.29%) Go
10 50 (4.90%) Shell Script
11 48 (4.70%) Perl
12 43 (4.21%) Scala
13 38 (3.72%) Objective-C
14 37 (3.62%) Apple Swift
15 23 (2.25%) PowerShell
16 20 (1.96%) ES6
17 15 (1.47%) C
18 12 (1.18%) Groovy
18 12 (1.18%) Haskell
18 12 (1.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 110 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 84 (8.23%) SC Cleared
3 80 (7.84%) Degree
4 34 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.18%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.69%) DBS Check
7 6 (0.59%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.49%) CREST Certified
8 5 (0.49%) PhD
9 4 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.29%) CCNP
10 3 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.20%) CCNA
11 2 (0.20%) ISEB
12 1 (0.098%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.098%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.098%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.098%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (6.95%) QA
2 17 (1.67%) GDPR
3 13 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.29%) GCP
6 3 (0.29%) HL7
System Software
1 258 (25.27%) Docker
2 61 (5.97%) Apache Flume
3 59 (5.78%) HDFS
4 21 (2.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 14 (1.37%) etcd
5 14 (1.37%) flannel
6 11 (1.08%) Ceph
6 11 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (0.98%) GlusterFS
7 10 (0.98%) SkyDNS
8 7 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (0.39%) Xen
10 3 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.20%) Active Directory
11 2 (0.20%) iptables
11 2 (0.20%) KVM
11 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.20%) zsh
12 1 (0.098%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.098%) Squid
Systems Management
1 180 (17.63%) Ansible
2 168 (16.45%) Puppet
3 119 (11.66%) Kubernetes
4 95 (9.30%) Terraform
5 85 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (4.02%) Hadoop YARN
7 32 (3.13%) Ambari
7 32 (3.13%) logstash
7 32 (3.13%) Oozie
7 32 (3.13%) Prometheus
8 29 (2.84%) Graphite
9 28 (2.74%) Kibana
10 22 (2.15%) Nagios
10 22 (2.15%) ZABBIX
11 17 (1.67%) Grafana
12 16 (1.57%) HAProxy
13 14 (1.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 14 (1.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 13 (1.27%) rkt
15 10 (0.98%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 72 (7.05%) Oracle
2 64 (6.27%) Microsoft
3 60 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 57 (5.58%) Google
5 46 (4.51%) Atlassian
6 42 (4.11%) IBM
7 40 (3.92%) Tableau
8 36 (3.53%) New Relic
9 35 (3.43%) Splunk
10 33 (3.23%) Rackspace
11 32 (3.13%) MuleSoft
12 29 (2.84%) Apple
12 29 (2.84%) VMware
13 19 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
14 18 (1.76%) Informatica
15 14 (1.37%) Adobe
15 14 (1.37%) SAP
16 13 (1.27%) hybris
17 12 (1.18%) Talend
18 11 (1.08%) Apigee