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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GitHub
UK
Rank 248 335 437
Rank change year-on-year +87 +102  
Contract jobs citing GitHub 424 326 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 0.62% 0.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.57% 7.80% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 234 116
Median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £380 £370
% change year-on-year -0.65% +2.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Median hourly rate £37.00 £55.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.72% +175.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £175.00 -
% change year-on-year -78.85% -  

GitHub is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 5600 4178 2612
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.61% 7.91% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3902 2905 1673
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.64% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 71 96
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.22 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £44.43 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

GitHub
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing GitHub as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GitHub in the UK

GitHub
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GitHub in the UK

GitHub
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +92 416 £450 - 154
London +6 224 £475 +0.52% 88
South East +62 58 £438 +9.37% 15
Yorkshire +37 43 £400 -21.95% 10
City of London +13 31 £475 +0.52% 20
North West +55 29 £400 -6.70% 9
South Yorkshire +20 26 £495 +16.47% 1
Sheffield +17 22 £495 +16.47% 1
South West +1 20 £438 +20.68% 10
West Yorkshire +33 18 £333 - 6
East of England +1 18 £275 -11.29% 7
Oxfordshire +10 17 £500 +11.11% 2
Manchester +25 16 £388 - 3
Essex - 14 £275 - 1
Leeds +18 13 £340 - 5
Oxford +9 11 £438 -2.77% 1
North East +1 10 £335 -41.73% 3
Tyne and Wear -4 10 £335 -41.73% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 10 £335 -41.73% 3
Surrey +19 9 £494 +23.43% 4
West Sussex +13 8 £512 - 3
West Midlands +17 7 £201 -29.02% 11
Devon +1 7 £390 - 2
Plymouth -2 7 £390 - 2
Scotland - 7 £250 - 5
Cheshire +30 6 £388 -9.62% 1
Middlesex +7 6 £213 -50.00% 1
Bristol -4 6 £450 +28.57% 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £400 -

GitHub
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 462 (50.71%) Agile Software Development
2 425 (46.65%) Jenkins
3 377 (41.38%) DevOps
4 368 (40.40%) Git (software)
5 338 (37.10%) JavaScript
6 309 (33.92%) Java
7 243 (26.67%) HTML
8 240 (26.34%) Linux
9 228 (25.03%) Continuous Integration
10 226 (24.81%) TDD
11 220 (24.15%) Amazon AWS
12 219 (24.04%) JIRA
13 199 (21.84%) Puppet
13 199 (21.84%) Docker
14 193 (21.19%) CSS
15 174 (19.10%) AngularJS
16 170 (18.66%) SQL
17 168 (18.44%) Node.js
18 160 (17.56%) Selenium
18 160 (17.56%) Ruby
19 155 (17.01%) Scrum
20 150 (16.47%) Python
21 137 (15.04%) Cucumber
22 135 (14.82%) REST
23 134 (14.71%) Ansible
24 127 (13.94%) BDD
25 126 (13.83%) Confluence
26 123 (13.50%) Open Source
27 121 (13.28%) Maven
28 112 (12.29%) JSON

GitHub
Top Related 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
1 126 (13.83%) Confluence
2 52 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
3 38 (4.17%) Apache
4 37 (4.06%) OpenStack
5 36 (3.95%) Tomcat
6 33 (3.62%) WebSphere
7 32 (3.51%) Cloud Foundry
7 32 (3.51%) JBoss
8 29 (3.18%) nginx
9 26 (2.85%) WebSphere Application Server
10 21 (2.31%) Apache Spark
11 18 (1.98%) WebSphere Process Server
11 18 (1.98%) WordPress
12 17 (1.87%) Alfresco
13 15 (1.65%) CMS
13 15 (1.65%) Drupal
14 12 (1.32%) IIS
14 12 (1.32%) Mule
15 10 (1.10%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.88%) Anypoint
Applications
1 11 (1.21%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.11%) HipChat
3 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.66%) Magento
2 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 220 (24.15%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (3.40%) PaaS
4 29 (3.18%) Amazon EC2
5 25 (2.74%) Heroku
6 23 (2.52%) OpenShift
7 22 (2.41%) Google Analytics
8 19 (2.09%) IaaS
9 18 (1.98%) Amazon S3
10 17 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (1.21%) CloudBees
13 9 (0.99%) Datadog
13 9 (0.99%) SaaS
14 7 (0.77%) Office 365
15 5 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
15 5 (0.55%) Slack
16 4 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.44%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.38%) HTTP
2 34 (3.73%) SSL
3 32 (3.51%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.54%) Firewall
4 14 (1.54%) Kerberos
4 14 (1.54%) LDAP
5 11 (1.21%) DNS
6 8 (0.88%) Skype
7 7 (0.77%) Network Security
8 6 (0.66%) VPN
9 5 (0.55%) Intranet
10 4 (0.44%) IPv4
10 4 (0.44%) IPv6
10 4 (0.44%) SAN
11 3 (0.33%) Bluetooth
11 3 (0.33%) NAS
11 3 (0.33%) SSH
12 2 (0.22%) IMAP
12 2 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (10.54%) MongoDB
2 95 (10.43%) NoSQL
3 77 (8.45%) SQL Server
4 74 (8.12%) PostgreSQL
5 58 (6.37%) MySQL
6 43 (4.72%) Big Data
7 41 (4.50%) Hadoop
8 33 (3.62%) Redis
9 23 (2.52%) Relational Database
10 17 (1.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 17 (1.87%) Apache Hive
11 12 (1.32%) Oracle Database
11 12 (1.32%) RDBMS
12 11 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (1.10%) Blockchain
14 9 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
17 5 (0.55%) Couchbase
17 5 (0.55%) HBase
Development Applications
1 425 (46.65%) Jenkins
2 368 (40.40%) Git (software)
3 219 (24.04%) JIRA
4 160 (17.56%) Selenium
5 137 (15.04%) Cucumber
6 121 (13.28%) Maven
7 81 (8.89%) JUnit
8 74 (8.12%) Bitbucket
9 66 (7.24%) Subversion
9 66 (7.24%) TeamCity
10 65 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
11 58 (6.37%) Gradle
12 49 (5.38%) Vagrant
13 48 (5.27%) gulp
14 47 (5.16%) Grunt
15 41 (4.50%) Ant
15 41 (4.50%) WebDriver
16 37 (4.06%) GitLab
17 36 (3.95%) SonarQube
18 33 (3.62%) Mockito
General
1 75 (8.23%) Finance
2 65 (7.14%) Banking
3 39 (4.28%) Retail
4 24 (2.63%) Marketing
5 19 (2.09%) Games
5 19 (2.09%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.09%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.21%) Automotive
6 11 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.21%) Publishing
7 8 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.66%) Advertising
8 6 (0.66%) Legal
9 3 (0.33%) Electronics
10 2 (0.22%) Back Office
10 2 (0.22%) Front Office
10 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.11%) Finnish Language
11 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 464 (50.93%) Developer
2 177 (19.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 91 (9.99%) Java Developer
4 76 (8.34%) Senior Developer
5 58 (6.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 54 (5.93%) JavaScript Developer
7 42 (4.61%) AWS Engineer
8 38 (4.17%) Architect
9 35 (3.84%) AWS DevOps
10 33 (3.62%) Node.js Developer
10 33 (3.62%) Scala Developer
11 28 (3.07%) Software Developer
12 26 (2.85%) .NET Developer
13 25 (2.74%) C# Developer
13 25 (2.74%) Tester
14 24 (2.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 23 (2.52%) Angular Developer
15 23 (2.52%) Software Engineer
15 23 (2.52%) UI Developer
16 22 (2.41%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (26.67%) HTML
2 193 (21.19%) CSS
3 174 (19.10%) AngularJS
4 168 (18.44%) Node.js
5 135 (14.82%) REST
6 112 (12.29%) JSON
7 105 (11.53%) Web Services
8 101 (11.09%) RESTful
9 99 (10.87%) HTML5
10 93 (10.21%) Spring
11 86 (9.44%) XML
12 80 (8.78%) React
12 80 (8.78%) SOAP
13 74 (8.12%) CSS3
14 73 (8.01%) jQuery
15 65 (7.14%) .NET
16 57 (6.26%) Sass
17 46 (5.05%) Backbone.js
18 39 (4.28%) RabbitMQ
19 37 (4.06%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.03%) User Experience
2 63 (6.92%) Mobile App
3 30 (3.29%) Computer Science
4 28 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (2.52%) Animation
6 20 (2.20%) Blog
6 20 (2.20%) Public Cloud
7 17 (1.87%) Data Centre
8 15 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
8 15 (1.65%) Virtual Team
9 14 (1.54%) Algorithms
9 14 (1.54%) Replication
10 12 (1.32%) Credit Risk
10 12 (1.32%) Spread Betting
11 11 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.21%) iPhone
12 7 (0.77%) Clustering
13 4 (0.44%) Fintech
13 4 (0.44%) Wiki
14 3 (0.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 240 (26.34%) Linux
2 90 (9.88%) Unix
3 71 (7.79%) Windows
4 53 (5.82%) Ubuntu
5 49 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (4.94%) CentOS
7 42 (4.61%) Apple iOS
8 41 (4.50%) Android
9 24 (2.63%) Windows Server
10 23 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (1.98%) CoreOS
12 17 (1.87%) SUSE
13 10 (1.10%) RancherOS
14 8 (0.88%) Debian
14 8 (0.88%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.55%) Solaris
16 5 (0.55%) Windows 10
17 3 (0.33%) Amazon Linux
18 1 (0.11%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (50.71%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (41.38%) DevOps
3 228 (25.03%) Continuous Integration
4 226 (24.81%) TDD
5 155 (17.01%) Scrum
6 127 (13.94%) BDD
7 123 (13.50%) Open Source
8 103 (11.31%) Microservices
9 98 (10.76%) Configuration Management
10 79 (8.67%) Pair Programming
11 74 (8.12%) MVC
12 73 (8.01%) Front End Development
13 68 (7.46%) Analytics
14 63 (6.92%) E-Commerce
15 60 (6.59%) Unit Testing
16 58 (6.37%) Web Development
17 56 (6.15%) OO
18 55 (6.04%) Automated Testing
19 50 (5.49%) Kanban
20 48 (5.27%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 338 (37.10%) JavaScript
2 309 (33.92%) Java
3 170 (18.66%) SQL
4 160 (17.56%) Ruby
5 150 (16.47%) Python
6 99 (10.87%) Scala
7 78 (8.56%) PHP
8 76 (8.34%) Bash Shell
9 69 (7.57%) C#
10 48 (5.27%) Perl
11 44 (4.83%) Go
12 42 (4.61%) Groovy
13 34 (3.73%) PowerShell
14 27 (2.96%) C++
15 25 (2.74%) ES6
16 24 (2.63%) Shell Script
17 22 (2.41%) Apple Swift
18 21 (2.31%) Objective-C
18 21 (2.31%) R
19 20 (2.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (9.00%) Security Cleared
2 64 (7.03%) SC Cleared
3 56 (6.15%) Degree
4 13 (1.43%) ISEB
5 11 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (0.99%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.88%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.55%) MCSE
10 4 (0.44%) PhD
11 2 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.11%) CISSP
12 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (7.14%) QA
2 14 (1.54%) SDET
3 7 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.22%) SLA
6 1 (0.11%) HL7
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 199 (21.84%) Docker
2 19 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.32%) etcd
4 12 (1.32%) flannel
5 10 (1.10%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.77%) GlusterFS
6 7 (0.77%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.77%) vCloud
6 7 (0.77%) vSphere
7 3 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.33%) HDFS
8 2 (0.22%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.22%) Ceph
8 2 (0.22%) Corosync
8 2 (0.22%) Dovecot
8 2 (0.22%) LXC
8 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.11%) NFS
9 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 199 (21.84%) Puppet
2 134 (14.71%) Ansible
3 111 (12.18%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (4.83%) Terraform
5 40 (4.39%) Kubernetes
6 26 (2.85%) Kibana
7 21 (2.31%) Graphite
7 21 (2.31%) logstash
8 16 (1.76%) Docker Swarm
9 15 (1.65%) Grafana
10 13 (1.43%) Nagios
10 13 (1.43%) ZABBIX
11 12 (1.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 12 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 12 (1.32%) Salt
12 11 (1.21%) ITRS Geneos
12 11 (1.21%) Mesos
13 10 (1.10%) Consul
13 10 (1.10%) Marathon
13 10 (1.10%) Rancher
Vendors
1 63 (6.92%) Splunk
2 51 (5.60%) Google
3 50 (5.49%) Microsoft
4 45 (4.94%) VMware
5 33 (3.62%) MuleSoft
6 30 (3.29%) Oracle
6 30 (3.29%) Red Hat
7 18 (1.98%) AppDynamics
7 18 (1.98%) Atlassian
8 17 (1.87%) Hortonworks
9 13 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (1.32%) New Relic
10 12 (1.32%) Rackspace
11 11 (1.21%) IBM
11 11 (1.21%) SaltStack
12 10 (1.10%) Apigee
12 10 (1.10%) Xamarin
13 9 (0.99%) Adobe
13 9 (0.99%) SAP
13 9 (0.99%) ServiceNow
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