Period
to 25 June 2018

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 25 June 2018 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 267 356
Rank change year-on-year +29 +89 +118
Contract jobs citing GitHub 1,142 863 705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 0.94% 0.66%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.57% 6.96% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 581 511
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +18.71%
10th Percentile £353 £300 £325
90th Percentile £626 £580 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 4
UK median hourly rate £33.54 £40.75 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.69% -6.86% +118.75%
10th Percentile £24.50 £34.35 £30.12
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £147.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £41.50 £103.75
% change year-on-year +68.67% -60.00% -

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 20,503 12,396 9,631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.40% 13.53% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,968 8,540 6,707
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +10.43%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £288
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £446 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 176 155
UK median hourly rate £18.95 £19.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.29% -3.11% -12.84%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.88 £11.70
90th Percentile £56.25 £60.50 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% -18.75%

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 25 June 2018.

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 25 June 2018.

Contractor 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 25 June 2018. 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 +27 1,076 £500 +5.26% 352
London +25 641 £525 +7.69% 160
UK excluding London +17 477 £450 +5.88% 206
South East 0 158 £450 -5.26% 53
North of England +3 153 £438 +16.67% 57
North West +15 86 £425 +4.94% 46
Yorkshire -8 61 £450 +20.00% 7
East of England +25 56 £450 +63.64% 26
Midlands -11 35 £450 -7.83% 33
South West +6 31 £450 - 23
Scotland -36 29 £425 +30.77% 11
West Midlands -21 24 £425 -16.67% 22
Wales 0 17 £550 +7.32% 3
East Midlands +5 10 £525 +68.00% 11
North East -8 6 £350 +7.69% 4

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, 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.

1 668 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
2 561 (49.12%) Jenkins
3 509 (44.57%) Git (software)
4 466 (40.81%) DevOps
5 424 (37.13%) Java
6 423 (37.04%) Amazon AWS
7 391 (34.24%) Linux
8 384 (33.63%) JavaScript
9 365 (31.96%) Python
10 357 (31.26%) Continuous Integration
11 317 (27.76%) TDD
12 302 (26.44%) Docker
13 293 (25.66%) JIRA
14 281 (24.61%) HTML
15 257 (22.50%) CSS
16 252 (22.07%) Test Automation
17 251 (21.98%) Scrum
18 244 (21.37%) Ansible
19 210 (18.39%) Node.js
20 195 (17.08%) Finance
21 188 (16.46%) Bash Shell
22 187 (16.37%) Microservices
23 179 (15.67%) SQL
24 172 (15.06%) Ruby
25 169 (14.80%) Configuration Management
26 164 (14.36%) Puppet
27 161 (14.10%) Open Source
28 160 (14.01%) Confluence
29 159 (13.92%) REST
30 156 (13.66%) BDD

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
1 160 (14.01%) Confluence
2 101 (8.84%) Apache
3 98 (8.58%) Cloud Foundry
4 62 (5.43%) Apache Spark
5 52 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
6 48 (4.20%) Tomcat
7 42 (3.68%) nginx
8 39 (3.42%) WebLogic
9 36 (3.15%) CMS
9 36 (3.15%) Drupal
10 33 (2.89%) JBoss
11 27 (2.36%) OpenStack
12 26 (2.28%) WebSphere
13 16 (1.40%) WordPress
14 14 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 11 (0.96%) GemFire
16 10 (0.88%) Anypoint
17 9 (0.79%) EPiServer
18 8 (0.70%) Mule
19 7 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (0.70%) MS Visio
2 7 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.44%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.44%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.18%) InVision
6 1 (0.088%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.088%) HipChat
6 1 (0.088%) Maya
6 1 (0.088%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.088%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.44%) Magento
2 3 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.26%) Eloqua
2 3 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.088%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.088%) iTrent
4 1 (0.088%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.088%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 423 (37.04%) Amazon AWS
2 156 (13.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (7.62%) Amazon EC2
4 84 (7.36%) Serverless
5 76 (6.65%) Amazon S3
6 72 (6.30%) Heroku
7 68 (5.95%) AWS Lambda
8 67 (5.87%) Google Cloud Platform
9 57 (4.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 56 (4.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 48 (4.20%) npm
12 45 (3.94%) PaaS
13 43 (3.77%) Route 53
14 42 (3.68%) CloudFront
15 37 (3.24%) IBM Cloud
15 37 (3.24%) SaaS
16 26 (2.28%) IaaS
17 24 (2.10%) OpenShift
18 22 (1.93%) Slack
19 17 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 60 (5.25%) HTTP
2 43 (3.77%) Firewall
3 33 (2.89%) DNS
4 30 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 29 (2.54%) SSL
6 19 (1.66%) Internet
7 18 (1.58%) VPN
8 14 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
9 13 (1.14%) SMS
9 13 (1.14%) SSH
10 9 (0.79%) HTTPS
11 8 (0.70%) Bluetooth
12 7 (0.61%) DKIM
12 7 (0.61%) DMARC
13 5 (0.44%) LAN
13 5 (0.44%) Network Security
13 5 (0.44%) WAN
14 4 (0.35%) DHCP
14 4 (0.35%) ICMP
14 4 (0.35%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (11.56%) MySQL
2 116 (10.16%) PostgreSQL
3 100 (8.76%) NoSQL
4 89 (7.79%) Hadoop
5 86 (7.53%) Big Data
5 86 (7.53%) MongoDB
6 62 (5.43%) Amazon RDS
7 56 (4.90%) HBase
8 50 (4.38%) Relational Database
9 44 (3.85%) SQL Server
10 31 (2.71%) Redis
11 29 (2.54%) Apache Hive
12 23 (2.01%) Parquet
13 19 (1.66%) InfluxDB
13 19 (1.66%) RDBMS
14 17 (1.49%) Oracle Database
15 16 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (1.40%) Neo4j
16 12 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 12 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 561 (49.12%) Jenkins
2 509 (44.57%) Git (software)
3 293 (25.66%) JIRA
4 152 (13.31%) GitLab
5 125 (10.95%) Maven
6 114 (9.98%) Selenium
7 105 (9.19%) Sonatype Nexus
8 94 (8.23%) Cucumber
9 80 (7.01%) Bitbucket
10 75 (6.57%) Artifactory
11 68 (5.95%) Gradle
12 65 (5.69%) SonarQube
13 63 (5.52%) TeamCity
14 57 (4.99%) Ant
15 52 (4.55%) JUnit
16 43 (3.77%) webpack
17 42 (3.68%) Subversion
18 40 (3.50%) Gerrit
19 39 (3.42%) gulp
19 39 (3.42%) JMeter
General
1 195 (17.08%) Finance
2 92 (8.06%) Banking
3 21 (1.84%) Marketing
3 21 (1.84%) Retail
4 15 (1.31%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.05%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.05%) Legal
6 9 (0.79%) Advertising
6 9 (0.79%) Back Office
6 9 (0.79%) Games
7 7 (0.61%) Publishing
7 7 (0.61%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.44%) Automotive
8 5 (0.44%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.35%) Billing
9 4 (0.35%) German Language
10 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.18%) Electronics
10 2 (0.18%) Law
11 1 (0.088%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 561 (49.12%) Developer
2 267 (23.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 104 (9.11%) Java Developer
4 78 (6.83%) AWS Engineer
5 69 (6.04%) Senior Developer
6 66 (5.78%) AWS DevOps
7 61 (5.34%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 56 (4.90%) JavaScript Developer
9 53 (4.64%) .NET Developer
10 48 (4.20%) React Developer
10 48 (4.20%) Senior DevOps
11 45 (3.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 43 (3.77%) Web Developer
13 37 (3.24%) Full Stack Developer
14 34 (2.98%) Android Developer
14 34 (2.98%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 34 (2.98%) Scala Developer
15 33 (2.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 33 (2.89%) Python Developer
16 32 (2.80%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (24.61%) HTML
2 257 (22.50%) CSS
3 210 (18.39%) Node.js
4 159 (13.92%) REST
5 143 (12.52%) RESTful
6 140 (12.26%) AngularJS
7 129 (11.30%) JSON
8 124 (10.86%) HTML5
8 124 (10.86%) Spring
9 118 (10.33%) jQuery
10 112 (9.81%) .NET
11 111 (9.72%) Kafka
12 93 (8.14%) Web Services
13 87 (7.62%) React
14 69 (6.04%) CSS3
14 69 (6.04%) XML
15 59 (5.17%) Sass
16 57 (4.99%) Elastic Stack
17 54 (4.73%) ASP.NET
17 54 (4.73%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 98 (8.58%) User Experience
2 89 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (5.87%) Fintech
4 64 (5.60%) Computer Science
5 58 (5.08%) Linux Command Line
6 50 (4.38%) Algorithms
6 50 (4.38%) Mobile App
7 42 (3.68%) Data Structures
7 42 (3.68%) Greenfield Project
7 42 (3.68%) Virtual Team
8 29 (2.54%) iPad
9 27 (2.36%) Cloud Native
10 22 (1.93%) Blog
10 22 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 21 (1.84%) Device Driver
12 18 (1.58%) Online Banking
13 15 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
14 14 (1.23%) Public Cloud
15 11 (0.96%) Derivative
15 11 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 391 (34.24%) Linux
2 156 (13.66%) Unix
3 61 (5.34%) Android
4 58 (5.08%) Ubuntu
5 57 (4.99%) CentOS
6 50 (4.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 50 (4.38%) Windows
7 36 (3.15%) Apple iOS
8 35 (3.06%) CoreOS
9 21 (1.84%) Solaris
10 6 (0.53%) DC/OS
11 5 (0.44%) Windows Server
12 4 (0.35%) VMS
13 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.18%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.18%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.088%) Debian
15 1 (0.088%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 668 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
2 466 (40.81%) DevOps
3 357 (31.26%) Continuous Integration
4 317 (27.76%) TDD
5 252 (22.07%) Test Automation
6 251 (21.98%) Scrum
7 187 (16.37%) Microservices
8 169 (14.80%) Configuration Management
9 161 (14.10%) Open Source
10 156 (13.66%) BDD
11 121 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
12 118 (10.33%) OO
13 85 (7.44%) E-Commerce
14 84 (7.36%) Web Development
15 80 (7.01%) Software Engineering
16 75 (6.57%) MVC
17 74 (6.48%) Deployment Automation
18 73 (6.39%) Kanban
19 68 (5.95%) Continuous Delivery
19 68 (5.95%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 424 (37.13%) Java
2 384 (33.63%) JavaScript
3 365 (31.96%) Python
4 188 (16.46%) Bash Shell
5 179 (15.67%) SQL
6 172 (15.06%) Ruby
7 115 (10.07%) C#
8 76 (6.65%) PHP
8 76 (6.65%) Scala
9 74 (6.48%) Shell Script
10 73 (6.39%) Perl
11 67 (5.87%) Groovy
12 60 (5.25%) Go
13 53 (4.64%) ES6
14 32 (2.80%) Java 8
15 30 (2.63%) PowerShell
16 26 (2.28%) TypeScript
17 25 (2.19%) C
18 23 (2.01%) C++
19 22 (1.93%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 89 (7.79%) Degree
2 72 (6.30%) Security Cleared
3 58 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 32 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (1.84%) AWS Certification
6 6 (0.53%) CCNA
6 6 (0.53%) CCNP
6 6 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.44%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.35%) ISEB
9 3 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.18%) OCA
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.18%) PhD
11 1 (0.088%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.088%) CIPD
11 1 (0.088%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.088%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (6.74%) QA
2 49 (4.29%) GCP
3 10 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.61%) WCAG
5 6 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.44%) GDPR
7 4 (0.35%) SLA
8 3 (0.26%) PMO
9 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.088%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.088%) PSD2
10 1 (0.088%) WAI
System Software
1 302 (26.44%) Docker
2 61 (5.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 42 (3.68%) HDFS
4 28 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.96%) ProxySG
6 8 (0.70%) Apache Flume
6 8 (0.70%) Ceph
6 8 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (0.61%) etcd
7 7 (0.61%) flannel
7 7 (0.61%) GlusterFS
7 7 (0.61%) SkyDNS
8 5 (0.44%) Active Directory
9 4 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (0.26%) KVM
10 3 (0.26%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.088%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.088%) oVirt
11 1 (0.088%) Varnish
11 1 (0.088%) Xen
Systems Management
1 244 (21.37%) Ansible
2 164 (14.36%) Puppet
3 134 (11.73%) Opscode Chef
4 130 (11.38%) Kubernetes
5 127 (11.12%) Terraform
6 57 (4.99%) Prometheus
7 46 (4.03%) Grafana
8 44 (3.85%) Kibana
9 41 (3.59%) Nagios
10 39 (3.42%) Mesos
11 34 (2.98%) Consul
12 32 (2.80%) logstash
13 25 (2.19%) Hadoop YARN
14 24 (2.10%) HAProxy
15 21 (1.84%) Icinga
16 20 (1.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 20 (1.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 20 (1.75%) ZABBIX
17 16 (1.40%) Sysdig
18 15 (1.31%) Graphite
Vendors
1 90 (7.88%) Google
2 81 (7.09%) Atlassian
3 63 (5.52%) Oracle
4 62 (5.43%) Red Hat
5 58 (5.08%) Microsoft
6 44 (3.85%) IBM
7 35 (3.06%) New Relic
7 35 (3.06%) Splunk
8 30 (2.63%) Twitter
9 29 (2.54%) Hortonworks
10 25 (2.19%) Adobe
11 20 (1.75%) AppDynamics
12 17 (1.49%) hybris
13 16 (1.40%) SaltStack
14 14 (1.23%) MuleSoft
15 13 (1.14%) Cisco
16 12 (1.05%) Cloudera
16 12 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
16 12 (1.05%) Symantec
16 12 (1.05%) VMware