Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 172 202 261
Rank change year-on-year +30 +59 +8
Contract jobs citing GitHub 1,105 1,363 1,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.39% 1.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.20% 5.47% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 877 738
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £350 £363 £344
90th Percentile £675 £663 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +1.65% +1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 14
UK median hourly rate £47.25 £42.50 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.18% -32.00% +73.61%
10th Percentile £40.43 £36.01 £28.55
90th Percentile £53.23 £67.99 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £38.75 £62.50
% change year-on-year +21.29% -38.00% +73.61%

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 21,246 24,922 18,447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.71% 25.44% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,389 17,221 12,825
UK median daily rate £490 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £280 £306 £288
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 318 237
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.57% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £13.81 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £78.75 £51.50 £55.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 27 January 2020.

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
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 27 January 2020. 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 +29 987 £500 - 300
London +38 565 £540 +2.86% 143
UK excluding London +26 494 £463 +1.65% 178
North of England +82 171 £450 - 55
South East -20 125 £493 -1.50% 40
Yorkshire +46 72 £500 - 10
Scotland +53 69 £538 +24.28% 15
North West +47 61 £400 - 41
Midlands +13 49 £463 -1.60% 27
West Midlands +8 40 £463 +0.54% 14
North East +47 38 £385 +10.00% 4
South West -3 37 £440 -12.00% 22
East of England +7 27 £475 - 13
Wales +16 14 £450 +12.50% 6
East Midlands +21 9 £425 -29.17% 13
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing GitHub 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 GitHub.

1 564 (51.04%) Agile Software Development
2 482 (43.62%) DevOps
3 430 (38.91%) Jenkins
4 429 (38.82%) Git (software)
5 337 (30.50%) AWS
6 333 (30.14%) JavaScript
7 323 (29.23%) Python
8 292 (26.43%) Java
9 290 (26.24%) JIRA
10 282 (25.52%) Docker
11 254 (22.99%) SQL
12 247 (22.35%) Continuous Integration
13 244 (22.08%) Ansible
13 244 (22.08%) Azure
14 241 (21.81%) Test Automation
15 237 (21.45%) Linux
16 213 (19.28%) HTML
17 194 (17.56%) Scrum
18 192 (17.38%) CSS
19 186 (16.83%) TDD
20 181 (16.38%) Kubernetes
21 177 (16.02%) Security Cleared
22 173 (15.66%) Open Source
23 170 (15.38%) Microservices
24 162 (14.66%) Terraform
25 159 (14.39%) Finance
26 154 (13.94%) Puppet
27 150 (13.57%) Windows
28 148 (13.39%) Node.js
29 146 (13.21%) Selenium

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
1 140 (12.67%) Confluence
2 42 (3.80%) Elasticsearch
3 38 (3.44%) Apache
3 38 (3.44%) Tomcat
4 34 (3.08%) WebLogic
5 29 (2.62%) nginx
6 28 (2.53%) IIS
7 27 (2.44%) SharePoint
8 26 (2.35%) WebSphere
9 25 (2.26%) Apache Spark
10 23 (2.08%) JBoss
11 22 (1.99%) CMS
12 13 (1.18%) Apache Airflow
12 13 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (0.81%) Anypoint
13 9 (0.81%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
16 5 (0.45%) DataSynapse
16 5 (0.45%) GemFire
Applications
1 21 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.36%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.27%) InDesign
4 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.18%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.090%) Gliffy
6 1 (0.090%) HipChat
6 1 (0.090%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.090%) Sketch
6 1 (0.090%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 11 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.27%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.27%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.18%) Magento
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.18%) Shopify
4 2 (0.18%) Sonata
5 1 (0.090%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.090%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 337 (30.50%) AWS
2 244 (22.08%) Azure
3 96 (8.69%) GCP
4 90 (8.14%) Serverless
5 88 (7.96%) Amazon EC2
6 68 (6.15%) Amazon S3
7 56 (5.07%) AWS Lambda
8 46 (4.16%) Slack
9 45 (4.07%) PaaS
10 44 (3.98%) AWS CloudFormation
11 35 (3.17%) Google Analytics
11 35 (3.17%) SaaS
12 30 (2.71%) Route 53
13 29 (2.62%) IaaS
14 27 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
15 26 (2.35%) Amazon ECS
16 25 (2.26%) npm
17 24 (2.17%) Amazon SQS
18 23 (2.08%) Power Platform
19 22 (1.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 86 (7.78%) HTTP
2 50 (4.52%) TCP/IP
3 44 (3.98%) SSL
4 27 (2.44%) DNS
5 18 (1.63%) Skype
6 13 (1.18%) VPN
7 12 (1.09%) DHCP
8 11 (1.00%) HTTPS
9 9 (0.81%) DSL
9 9 (0.81%) Firewall
9 9 (0.81%) SAN
10 6 (0.54%) NAS
11 5 (0.45%) Internet
11 5 (0.45%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.36%) Intranet
13 3 (0.27%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.27%) Network Security
14 2 (0.18%) FTP
14 2 (0.18%) VSAN
14 2 (0.18%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 86 (7.78%) PostgreSQL
3 68 (6.15%) MySQL
4 62 (5.61%) NoSQL
5 59 (5.34%) MongoDB
6 50 (4.52%) Big Data
7 49 (4.43%) Relational Database
8 34 (3.08%) Amazon RDS
8 34 (3.08%) Hadoop
9 33 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 24 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
11 24 (2.17%) Neo4j
11 24 (2.17%) Oracle Database
12 21 (1.90%) Power BI
12 21 (1.90%) Redis
13 20 (1.81%) Amazon Redshift
14 16 (1.45%) Data Lake
15 12 (1.09%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 430 (38.91%) Jenkins
2 429 (38.82%) Git (software)
3 290 (26.24%) JIRA
4 146 (13.21%) Selenium
5 128 (11.58%) Cucumber
6 97 (8.78%) Bitbucket
7 95 (8.60%) GitLab
8 80 (7.24%) JUnit
9 74 (6.70%) Sonatype Nexus
10 69 (6.24%) Maven
11 57 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 57 (5.16%) TeamCity
12 52 (4.71%) Gatling
13 49 (4.43%) Gradle
14 41 (3.71%) Ant
14 41 (3.71%) Visual Studio Team System
15 39 (3.53%) Mockito
16 37 (3.35%) SonarQube
16 37 (3.35%) Subversion
16 37 (3.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 159 (14.39%) Finance
2 76 (6.88%) Banking
3 69 (6.24%) Public Sector
4 31 (2.81%) Front Office
5 22 (1.99%) Marketing
6 21 (1.90%) Retail Banking
7 19 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 16 (1.45%) Publishing
9 15 (1.36%) Law
10 14 (1.27%) Electronics
10 14 (1.27%) Retail
10 14 (1.27%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.18%) Financial Institution
12 11 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.81%) Legal
13 9 (0.81%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.63%) Games
15 5 (0.45%) Automotive
16 2 (0.18%) Back Office
17 1 (0.090%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 459 (41.54%) Developer
2 190 (17.19%) DevOps Engineer
3 71 (6.43%) AWS Engineer
4 58 (5.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 57 (5.16%) Architect
6 56 (5.07%) Software Engineer
7 54 (4.89%) Cloud Engineer
8 53 (4.80%) Senior Developer
8 53 (4.80%) Senior DevOps
9 52 (4.71%) Java Developer
10 44 (3.98%) Tester
11 42 (3.80%) AWS DevOps
12 41 (3.71%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 39 (3.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 39 (3.53%) Full Stack Developer
13 39 (3.53%) JavaScript Developer
14 35 (3.17%) Consultant
15 34 (3.08%) .NET Developer
16 33 (2.99%) Analyst
17 30 (2.71%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (19.28%) HTML
2 192 (17.38%) CSS
3 148 (13.39%) Node.js
4 132 (11.95%) JSON
5 125 (11.31%) AngularJS
6 123 (11.13%) HTML5
7 122 (11.04%) Web Services
8 114 (10.32%) REST
9 109 (9.86%) RESTful
10 102 (9.23%) React
11 101 (9.14%) XML
12 98 (8.87%) .NET
13 96 (8.69%) Spring
14 60 (5.43%) CSS3
14 60 (5.43%) Gherkin
15 59 (5.34%) jQuery
16 54 (4.89%) Spring Boot
17 50 (4.52%) Kafka
18 47 (4.25%) Sass
19 43 (3.89%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 85 (7.69%) User Experience
2 54 (4.89%) Mobile App
3 45 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (3.53%) Public Cloud
5 34 (3.08%) Cloud Native
6 28 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (1.90%) Blog
9 19 (1.72%) Clustering
10 18 (1.63%) Algorithms
10 18 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
11 17 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
12 16 (1.45%) BYOD
12 16 (1.45%) Virtual Team
13 15 (1.36%) Replication
14 13 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
15 11 (1.00%) Derivative
15 11 (1.00%) Fixed Income
15 11 (1.00%) Management Information System
15 11 (1.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 237 (21.45%) Linux
2 150 (13.57%) Windows
3 124 (11.22%) Unix
4 39 (3.53%) Apple iOS
4 39 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (3.26%) Android
6 34 (3.08%) Windows Server
7 33 (2.99%) Amazon Linux
8 23 (2.08%) Ubuntu
8 23 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (1.72%) Windows 10
11 16 (1.45%) AIX
11 16 (1.45%) Windows XP
12 15 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (1.00%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.90%) Windows 7
15 9 (0.81%) Debian
16 8 (0.72%) CentOS
17 6 (0.54%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 564 (51.04%) Agile Software Development
2 482 (43.62%) DevOps
3 247 (22.35%) Continuous Integration
4 241 (21.81%) Test Automation
5 194 (17.56%) Scrum
6 186 (16.83%) TDD
7 173 (15.66%) Open Source
8 170 (15.38%) Microservices
9 118 (10.68%) Configuration Management
10 117 (10.59%) Software Engineering
11 98 (8.87%) BDD
12 92 (8.33%) Mentoring
13 90 (8.14%) Kanban
14 88 (7.96%) Front End Development
15 87 (7.87%) Continuous Delivery
16 84 (7.60%) Analytics
16 84 (7.60%) Migration
17 79 (7.15%) Continuous Deployment
18 70 (6.33%) Web Development
19 67 (6.06%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 333 (30.14%) JavaScript
2 323 (29.23%) Python
3 292 (26.43%) Java
4 254 (22.99%) SQL
5 140 (12.67%) C#
6 102 (9.23%) Ruby
7 101 (9.14%) PowerShell
8 85 (7.69%) Bash Shell
9 63 (5.70%) Scala
10 52 (4.71%) Shell Script
11 47 (4.25%) Go
12 42 (3.80%) Perl
13 39 (3.53%) T-SQL
14 37 (3.35%) ES6
15 35 (3.17%) Kotlin
16 29 (2.62%) Groovy
17 28 (2.53%) C++
17 28 (2.53%) PL/SQL
18 27 (2.44%) TypeScript
19 26 (2.35%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 177 (16.02%) Security Cleared
2 116 (10.50%) SC Cleared
3 44 (3.98%) Degree
4 40 (3.62%) ISTQB
5 28 (2.53%) MCSA
5 28 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (1.90%) AWS Certification
7 20 (1.81%) ISEB
7 20 (1.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 16 (1.45%) BC Cleared
8 16 (1.45%) MCITP
8 16 (1.45%) MCSE
8 16 (1.45%) MCTS
9 12 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (0.90%) DV Cleared
12 9 (0.81%) DBS Check
13 8 (0.72%) CISMP
13 8 (0.72%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 8 (0.72%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (6.97%) QA
2 28 (2.53%) WCAG
3 10 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 7 (0.63%) NIST
4 7 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.63%) SLA
5 5 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.27%) GxP
8 2 (0.18%) GDPR
9 1 (0.090%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.090%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 282 (25.52%) Docker
2 46 (4.16%) Active Directory
3 36 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.99%) vSphere
5 20 (1.81%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 9 (0.81%) VirtualBox
10 6 (0.54%) HDFS
11 5 (0.45%) zsh
12 4 (0.36%) Firmware
13 3 (0.27%) KVM
13 3 (0.27%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.18%) oVirt
14 2 (0.18%) vCloud
15 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.090%) SRDF
15 1 (0.090%) Varnish
15 1 (0.090%) Xen
Systems Management
1 244 (22.08%) Ansible
2 181 (16.38%) Kubernetes
3 162 (14.66%) Terraform
4 154 (13.94%) Puppet
5 89 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (5.25%) Grafana
7 50 (4.52%) Kibana
8 32 (2.90%) Prometheus
9 24 (2.17%) Packer
10 21 (1.90%) Netcool
11 20 (1.81%) SCCM
12 16 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
13 11 (1.00%) Salt
14 8 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (0.63%) SCOM
15 7 (0.63%) Suricata
16 6 (0.54%) Nagios
17 5 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
18 4 (0.36%) logstash
18 4 (0.36%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 132 (11.95%) Microsoft
2 119 (10.77%) Google
3 100 (9.05%) Oracle
4 53 (4.80%) Red Hat
5 44 (3.98%) VMware
6 43 (3.89%) Atlassian
7 40 (3.62%) Splunk
8 33 (2.99%) Citrix
9 25 (2.26%) IBM
10 16 (1.45%) McAfee
10 16 (1.45%) Veritas
11 15 (1.36%) AppDynamics
12 14 (1.27%) SAP
12 14 (1.27%) ServiceNow
13 13 (1.18%) Adobe
14 11 (1.00%) Apple
14 11 (1.00%) Bloomberg
14 11 (1.00%) Hortonworks
14 11 (1.00%) Reuters
14 11 (1.00%) Tableau