Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 137 168 198
Rank change year-on-year +31 +30 +61
Contract jobs citing GitHub 760 1,126 1,364
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.83% 1.57% 1.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.52% 5.28% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 713 921
Median daily rate £495 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% - -
10th Percentile £374 £350 £355
90th Percentile £626 £675 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 2
Median hourly rate £54.00 £47.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.89% -18.26% -8.00%
10th Percentile £21.74 £40.15 £43.18
90th Percentile £68.00 £50.45 £70.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £47.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -22.87% +10.59% -32.00%

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 13,756 21,344 24,950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.17% 29.76% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,745 14,866 17,534
Median daily rate £495 £493 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.51% -0.51% +4.21%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £300
90th Percentile £650 £669 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 329 295
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +11.43% -2.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £71.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.46
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.94% +2.72%

GitHub
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GitHub in the UK

GitHub
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for GitHub in the UK

GitHub
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GitHub over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for GitHub in the UK

GitHub
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing GitHub.

Hourly rate trend for GitHub in the UK

GitHub
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing GitHub over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for GitHub in the UK

GitHub
Top 15 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 19 January 2021. 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 +41 629 £475 -5.00% 285
London +8 355 £488 -11.36% 134
UK excluding London +42 257 £450 -5.26% 163
Work from Home -34 238 £500 - 68
North of England +37 124 £450 -4.76% 45
Yorkshire +52 86 £450 -10.00% 16
South East +53 49 £450 -10.00% 20
North West +38 32 £400 - 26
Midlands +24 22 £463 - 43
West Midlands +30 21 £463 - 31
East of England +62 19 £500 +5.26% 21
South West +76 17 £450 - 17
Scotland -11 14 £450 -16.28% 11
Wales +21 12 £513 +13.89% 6
North East +2 6 £472 +22.60% 3

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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.

1 429 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (46.97%) DevOps
3 346 (45.53%) Jenkins
4 308 (40.53%) Git (software)
5 260 (34.21%) Python
6 256 (33.68%) Java
7 255 (33.55%) Docker
8 251 (33.03%) AWS
9 244 (32.11%) JIRA
10 229 (30.13%) Test Automation
11 202 (26.58%) Terraform
12 189 (24.87%) Linux
13 181 (23.82%) Confluence
14 171 (22.50%) REST
15 166 (21.84%) Scrum
16 165 (21.71%) Kubernetes
17 164 (21.58%) JavaScript
18 160 (21.05%) Ansible
19 158 (20.79%) Azure
20 151 (19.87%) Node.js
21 145 (19.08%) Maven
22 144 (18.95%) Continuous Integration
23 132 (17.37%) React
24 130 (17.11%) Microservices
24 130 (17.11%) SQL
25 123 (16.18%) JSON
26 121 (15.92%) Infrastructure as Code
27 119 (15.66%) Kanban
28 118 (15.53%) Finance
29 117 (15.39%) RESTful

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
1 181 (23.82%) Confluence
2 46 (6.05%) Apache
3 38 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 38 (5.00%) Mule
4 20 (2.63%) Apache Spark
5 19 (2.50%) WebLogic
6 18 (2.37%) IIS
6 18 (2.37%) nginx
7 14 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.71%) WebSphere
9 12 (1.58%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.18%) DNN
11 8 (1.05%) Apache Airflow
12 7 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.66%) Mule ESB
15 4 (0.53%) Anypoint
15 4 (0.53%) Jupyter
15 4 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
16 3 (0.39%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (0.79%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.39%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.26%) Adobe XD
3 2 (0.26%) InVision
3 2 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.26%) Sketch
3 2 (0.26%) Zeplin
4 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (0.66%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.26%) Shopify
3 2 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.13%) Magento
4 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 251 (33.03%) AWS
2 158 (20.79%) Azure
3 103 (13.55%) Slack
4 80 (10.53%) Serverless
5 72 (9.47%) GCP
6 62 (8.16%) PaaS
7 59 (7.76%) AWS Lambda
8 46 (6.05%) IaaS
9 33 (4.34%) Amazon S3
10 28 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
11 26 (3.42%) Amazon ECS
12 19 (2.50%) SaaS
13 18 (2.37%) Amazon EKS
14 15 (1.97%) Amazon SQS
15 13 (1.71%) npm
16 12 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
17 11 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 11 (1.45%) Google Analytics
17 11 (1.45%) OpenShift
17 11 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.95%) HTTP
2 26 (3.42%) Firewall
3 21 (2.76%) TCP/IP
4 20 (2.63%) Reverse Proxy
4 20 (2.63%) SSL
5 19 (2.50%) VLAN
6 16 (2.11%) SNMP
7 14 (1.84%) DNS
7 14 (1.84%) HTTPS
8 10 (1.32%) Kerberos
9 8 (1.05%) 802.11
9 8 (1.05%) NAS
9 8 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.92%) SSH
11 6 (0.79%) VPN
12 5 (0.66%) FTP
12 5 (0.66%) LAN
12 5 (0.66%) WAN
13 4 (0.53%) Internet
13 4 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 66 (8.68%) Big Data
3 46 (6.05%) MySQL
3 46 (6.05%) PostgreSQL
4 39 (5.13%) MongoDB
5 31 (4.08%) NoSQL
6 26 (3.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 23 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
7 23 (3.03%) Relational Database
8 20 (2.63%) Blockchain
9 18 (2.37%) Hadoop
10 17 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (2.11%) Cosmos DB
12 13 (1.71%) Oracle Database
13 12 (1.58%) BigQuery
14 11 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (1.18%) Apache Hive
15 9 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (1.18%) RDBMS
16 8 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 346 (45.53%) Jenkins
2 308 (40.53%) Git (software)
3 244 (32.11%) JIRA
4 145 (19.08%) Maven
5 115 (15.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 114 (15.00%) GitLab
7 112 (14.74%) JUnit
8 76 (10.00%) Mockito
9 74 (9.74%) Bitbucket
10 58 (7.63%) Android Studio
11 55 (7.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 51 (6.71%) Selenium
12 51 (6.71%) Xcode
13 50 (6.58%) Gradle
14 48 (6.32%) CocoaPods
15 37 (4.87%) IntelliJ
16 32 (4.21%) Visual Studio
17 29 (3.82%) Vagrant
18 27 (3.55%) Subversion
19 26 (3.42%) Cucumber
General
1 118 (15.53%) Finance
2 88 (11.58%) Banking
3 52 (6.84%) Public Sector
4 21 (2.76%) Retail
5 13 (1.71%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.05%) Law
7 8 (1.05%) Marketing
8 6 (0.79%) Front Office
8 6 (0.79%) Legal
8 6 (0.79%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.53%) Games
10 4 (0.53%) German Language
10 4 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.53%) Publishing
11 3 (0.39%) Electronics
12 2 (0.26%) Automotive
12 2 (0.26%) International Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 270 (35.53%) Developer
2 140 (18.42%) DevOps Engineer
3 57 (7.50%) AWS Engineer
4 49 (6.45%) AWS DevOps
5 45 (5.92%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 43 (5.66%) Architect
7 39 (5.13%) Full Stack Developer
8 38 (5.00%) Java Developer
9 37 (4.87%) Azure Engineer
10 32 (4.21%) Android Developer
11 28 (3.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 26 (3.42%) Cloud Engineer
12 26 (3.42%) iOS Developer
13 25 (3.29%) Azure DevOps
13 25 (3.29%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 25 (3.29%) Senior Developer
13 25 (3.29%) Software Engineer
14 23 (3.03%) JIRA Engineer
15 21 (2.76%) Consultant
16 18 (2.37%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (22.50%) REST
2 151 (19.87%) Node.js
3 132 (17.37%) React
4 123 (16.18%) JSON
5 117 (15.39%) RESTful
6 110 (14.47%) Spring
7 97 (12.76%) Spring Boot
8 87 (11.45%) HTML
9 86 (11.32%) CSS
10 57 (7.50%) .NET
11 54 (7.11%) Kafka
12 52 (6.84%) XML
13 50 (6.58%) Web Services
14 44 (5.79%) HTML5
15 41 (5.39%) AngularJS
16 39 (5.13%) WireMock
17 36 (4.74%) SOAP
18 35 (4.61%) Redux
19 32 (4.21%) RxJava
20 31 (4.08%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 111 (14.61%) Mobile App
2 102 (13.42%) User Experience
3 43 (5.66%) Cloud Native
4 24 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (2.37%) Algorithms
6 18 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (2.37%) Public Cloud
7 16 (2.11%) Bitcoin
7 16 (2.11%) Clustering
8 13 (1.71%) Data Structures
8 13 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
8 13 (1.71%) Mobile Payment
9 12 (1.58%) iPad
10 9 (1.18%) Animation
11 8 (1.05%) IVR
12 7 (0.92%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.92%) iPhone
12 7 (0.92%) NHS
12 7 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 189 (24.87%) Linux
2 102 (13.42%) Android
3 76 (10.00%) Windows
4 63 (8.29%) Apple iOS
5 44 (5.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (4.34%) Unix
6 33 (4.34%) Windows Server
7 26 (3.42%) CentOS
7 26 (3.42%) Windows Server 2016
8 19 (2.50%) Windows 10
9 8 (1.05%) Amazon Linux
9 8 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.92%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.92%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (0.79%) Solaris
12 5 (0.66%) AIX
12 5 (0.66%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.39%) Debian
13 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (46.97%) DevOps
3 229 (30.13%) Test Automation
4 166 (21.84%) Scrum
5 144 (18.95%) Continuous Integration
6 130 (17.11%) Microservices
7 121 (15.92%) Infrastructure as Code
8 119 (15.66%) Kanban
9 112 (14.74%) TDD
10 101 (13.29%) Open Source
11 93 (12.24%) Configuration Management
12 89 (11.71%) Android Development
12 89 (11.71%) Software Engineering
13 75 (9.87%) Pair Programming
14 58 (7.63%) Continuous Delivery
15 57 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
16 55 (7.24%) iOS Development
17 54 (7.11%) Mentoring
17 54 (7.11%) SDLC
18 49 (6.45%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 260 (34.21%) Python
2 256 (33.68%) Java
3 164 (21.58%) JavaScript
4 130 (17.11%) SQL
5 93 (12.24%) Kotlin
6 87 (11.45%) Java 8
7 81 (10.66%) Bash Shell
8 73 (9.61%) PowerShell
9 61 (8.03%) C#
10 55 (7.24%) Apple Swift
11 46 (6.05%) C++
12 42 (5.53%) Ruby
13 39 (5.13%) Go
14 37 (4.87%) Scala
15 33 (4.34%) Shell Script
16 31 (4.08%) Perl
17 30 (3.95%) TypeScript
18 24 (3.16%) PHP
19 22 (2.89%) ES6
20 19 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 77 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 65 (8.55%) SC Cleared
3 38 (5.00%) Degree
4 21 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.71%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.18%) Master's Degree
7 8 (1.05%) ISEB
8 7 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.53%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.53%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.39%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.13%) CAPM
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.05%) QA
2 13 (1.71%) GDPR
3 8 (1.05%) WCAG
4 5 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.53%) SLA
6 3 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.39%) GxP
7 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 255 (33.55%) Docker
2 32 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (3.16%) GlusterFS
4 23 (3.03%) vSphere
5 21 (2.76%) Active Directory
6 9 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.66%) HDFS
8 3 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.26%) KVM
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.26%) UAG
9 2 (0.26%) Xen
10 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.13%) Firmware
10 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 202 (26.58%) Terraform
2 165 (21.71%) Kubernetes
3 160 (21.05%) Ansible
4 78 (10.26%) Grafana
5 70 (9.21%) Puppet
6 61 (8.03%) Prometheus
7 59 (7.76%) Opscode Chef
8 30 (3.95%) Packer
9 24 (3.16%) Kibana
10 21 (2.76%) Single Sign-On
11 20 (2.63%) ZABBIX
12 10 (1.32%) Salt
13 8 (1.05%) Nagios
14 7 (0.92%) Docker Swarm
15 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
15 6 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
16 5 (0.66%) Control-M
16 5 (0.66%) Oozie
16 5 (0.66%) Red Hat Satellite
17 4 (0.53%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 94 (12.37%) Splunk
2 64 (8.42%) Atlassian
3 61 (8.03%) Microsoft
4 58 (7.63%) Oracle
5 57 (7.50%) AppDynamics
6 51 (6.71%) Google
7 32 (4.21%) VMware
8 17 (2.24%) Databricks
9 16 (2.11%) Dell
9 16 (2.11%) Red Hat
10 15 (1.97%) EMC
11 10 (1.32%) Micro Focus
11 10 (1.32%) RedGate
11 10 (1.32%) Sybase
12 9 (1.18%) Dynatrace
12 9 (1.18%) MuleSoft
12 9 (1.18%) ServiceNow
13 8 (1.05%) Adobe
13 8 (1.05%) IBM
13 8 (1.05%) SAP