Period
to 18 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 18 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 286 434
Rank change year-on-year +42 +148 +125
Contract jobs citing GitHub 1019 925 569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 0.87% 0.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.67% 7.73% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 689 446
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +15.15% -0.30%
10th Percentile £350 £316 £272
90th Percentile £625 £625 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £388
% change year-on-year - +16.13% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 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 £36.90 £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 15286 11966 7186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.38% 11.23% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10522 8263 4798
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +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 220 187 112
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -20.88% +28.17%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.59 £11.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £56.75 £41.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.06 £23.00
% change year-on-year +11.37% -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 18 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 18 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 18 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 +23 954 £500 +5.26% 156
London +4 613 £520 +9.47% 85
UK excluding London +76 406 £450 - 78
South East +51 133 £450 +10.77% 18
North of England +25 92 £425 -15.00% 18
Scotland +65 55 £413 +19.57% 6
Yorkshire -4 48 £450 - 9
East of England +16 44 £505 +26.25% 13
North West +25 43 £425 -15.00% 9
Midlands +46 39 £473 +42.64% 12
South West -10 34 £450 -4.00% 10
West Midlands +43 31 £499 +66.38% 8
East Midlands +12 8 £400 +5.26% 4
Northern Ireland - 6 £450 -
Wales +3 3 £500 -9.09% 1
North East +62 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 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 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 424 (41.61%) Jenkins
3 413 (40.53%) DevOps
4 411 (40.33%) Java
5 374 (36.70%) Git (software)
6 340 (33.37%) Linux
7 324 (31.80%) TDD
8 297 (29.15%) Continuous Integration
9 277 (27.18%) Amazon AWS
10 269 (26.40%) JavaScript
11 257 (25.22%) Docker
12 256 (25.12%) Python
13 249 (24.44%) Scrum
14 239 (23.45%) JIRA
15 236 (23.16%) HTML
16 193 (18.94%) Spring
16 193 (18.94%) REST
17 184 (18.06%) CSS
18 180 (17.66%) Microservices
19 179 (17.57%) Ansible
20 166 (16.29%) Puppet
21 157 (15.41%) Cucumber
22 155 (15.21%) Test Automation
23 151 (14.82%) BDD
24 146 (14.33%) SQL
25 145 (14.23%) Configuration Management
25 145 (14.23%) GitLab
26 135 (13.25%) Hadoop
27 134 (13.15%) Node.js
28 133 (13.05%) Confluence

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 (13.05%) Confluence
2 107 (10.50%) Apache Spark
3 71 (6.97%) Elasticsearch
4 52 (5.10%) Cloud Foundry
5 45 (4.42%) CMS
6 43 (4.22%) Apache
7 40 (3.93%) OpenStack
7 40 (3.93%) Tomcat
8 36 (3.53%) nginx
9 32 (3.14%) JBoss
10 23 (2.26%) Drupal
10 23 (2.26%) WebSphere
11 21 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
12 18 (1.77%) Apache Solr
13 17 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 17 (1.67%) WebSphere Process Server
14 16 (1.57%) IIS
14 16 (1.57%) WordPress
15 12 (1.18%) Mule
16 10 (0.98%) GemFire
Applications
1 18 (1.77%) 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
1 277 (27.18%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (5.69%) Amazon EC2
4 45 (4.42%) PaaS
5 39 (3.83%) Serverless
6 38 (3.73%) AWS Lambda
7 37 (3.63%) Bluemix
7 37 (3.63%) IBM Cloud
8 34 (3.34%) Amazon S3
8 34 (3.34%) npm
9 26 (2.55%) Slack
10 25 (2.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 24 (2.36%) 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 (4.12%) HTTP
2 32 (3.14%) TCP/IP
3 23 (2.26%) Bluetooth
4 21 (2.06%) SSL
5 17 (1.67%) VPN
6 15 (1.47%) LAN
6 15 (1.47%) SMS
7 14 (1.37%) WAN
8 13 (1.28%) Kerberos
9 11 (1.08%) Firewall
10 10 (0.98%) DNS
11 7 (0.69%) ICMP
11 7 (0.69%) Internet
12 4 (0.39%) Intranet
13 3 (0.29%) Skype
13 3 (0.29%) SSH
14 2 (0.20%) FTP
14 2 (0.20%) NetScaler
14 2 (0.20%) tcpdump
15 1 (0.098%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (13.25%) Hadoop
2 129 (12.66%) Big Data
3 106 (10.40%) PostgreSQL
4 89 (8.73%) MySQL
5 88 (8.64%) HBase
6 85 (8.34%) Apache Hive
7 66 (6.48%) NoSQL
7 66 (6.48%) SQL Server
8 64 (6.28%) MongoDB
9 61 (5.99%) Sqoop
10 44 (4.32%) Redis
11 37 (3.63%) Amazon RDS
12 34 (3.34%) Impala
13 29 (2.85%) Relational Database
14 20 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 15 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
16 13 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
16 13 (1.28%) RDBMS
17 11 (1.08%) IBM InfoSphere
18 10 (0.98%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 424 (41.61%) Jenkins
2 374 (36.70%) Git (software)
3 239 (23.45%) JIRA
4 157 (15.41%) Cucumber
5 145 (14.23%) GitLab
6 114 (11.19%) Maven
7 76 (7.46%) Bitbucket
8 75 (7.36%) Gradle
9 69 (6.77%) Selenium
10 63 (6.18%) JUnit
11 60 (5.89%) IntelliJ
12 58 (5.69%) TeamCity
13 51 (5.00%) Mockito
14 42 (4.12%) gulp
15 39 (3.83%) Ant
16 38 (3.73%) Grunt
17 36 (3.53%) Artifactory
18 33 (3.24%) Sonatype Nexus
19 31 (3.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 28 (2.75%) webpack
General
1 129 (12.66%) Finance
2 71 (6.97%) Banking
3 34 (3.34%) Retail
4 32 (3.14%) Marketing
5 23 (2.26%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.16%) Publishing
7 21 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.47%) Front Office
9 13 (1.28%) Electronics
10 12 (1.18%) Billing
11 10 (0.98%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.88%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.69%) Back Office
13 7 (0.69%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.59%) Legal
15 5 (0.49%) Advertising
15 5 (0.49%) Games
16 4 (0.39%) Digital Economy
17 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 490 (48.09%) Developer
2 174 (17.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 117 (11.48%) Java Developer
4 62 (6.08%) AWS Engineer
5 61 (5.99%) Senior Developer
6 57 (5.59%) AWS DevOps
7 55 (5.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 46 (4.51%) Data Engineer
9 43 (4.22%) iOS Developer
9 43 (4.22%) JavaScript Developer
10 41 (4.02%) Architect
11 34 (3.34%) Android Developer
12 33 (3.24%) Consultant
13 32 (3.14%) .NET Developer
14 31 (3.04%) Software Engineer
15 29 (2.85%) Big Data Engineer
16 28 (2.75%) Full Stack Developer
17 27 (2.65%) Java Engineer
17 27 (2.65%) Linux Engineer
17 27 (2.65%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (23.16%) HTML
2 193 (18.94%) REST
2 193 (18.94%) Spring
3 184 (18.06%) CSS
4 134 (13.15%) Node.js
5 129 (12.66%) AngularJS
6 125 (12.27%) Kafka
7 121 (11.87%) JSON
8 114 (11.19%) HTML5
9 113 (11.09%) RESTful
10 109 (10.70%) Web Services
11 91 (8.93%) Spring Boot
12 80 (7.85%) React
13 77 (7.56%) CSS3
14 75 (7.36%) .NET
15 67 (6.58%) XML
16 64 (6.28%) SOAP
17 56 (5.50%) Elastic Stack
17 56 (5.50%) jQuery
18 52 (5.10%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 61 (5.99%) User Experience
2 48 (4.71%) Computer Science
3 39 (3.83%) Mobile App
4 32 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
5 30 (2.94%) Public Cloud
6 25 (2.45%) Blog
7 21 (2.06%) Algorithms
8 20 (1.96%) Animation
9 17 (1.67%) Virtual Team
10 16 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
10 16 (1.57%) iPhone
11 13 (1.28%) Fintech
11 13 (1.28%) 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 (0.79%) Derivative
16 7 (0.69%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 340 (33.37%) Linux
2 96 (9.42%) Unix
3 73 (7.16%) Apple iOS
4 67 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 63 (6.18%) Android
6 42 (4.12%) Windows
7 37 (3.63%) Ubuntu
8 22 (2.16%) CoreOS
9 21 (2.06%) CentOS
10 10 (0.98%) Windows Server
11 8 (0.79%) SUSE
12 5 (0.49%) Amazon Linux
13 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.29%) RancherOS
15 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.098%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.098%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (40.53%) DevOps
3 324 (31.80%) TDD
4 297 (29.15%) Continuous Integration
5 249 (24.44%) Scrum
6 180 (17.66%) Microservices
7 155 (15.21%) Test Automation
8 151 (14.82%) BDD
9 145 (14.23%) Configuration Management
10 128 (12.56%) Open Source
11 118 (11.58%) Software Engineering
12 97 (9.52%) MVC
13 83 (8.15%) MapReduce
14 77 (7.56%) Kanban
15 71 (6.97%) Analytics
16 67 (6.58%) ETL
17 66 (6.48%) Unit Testing
18 58 (5.69%) OO
19 57 (5.59%) Workflow
20 51 (5.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 411 (40.33%) Java
2 269 (26.40%) JavaScript
3 256 (25.12%) Python
4 146 (14.33%) SQL
5 130 (12.76%) Ruby
6 80 (7.85%) Bash Shell
7 69 (6.77%) C#
8 58 (5.69%) PHP
9 55 (5.40%) Go
10 50 (4.91%) Shell Script
11 47 (4.61%) Perl
12 44 (4.32%) Scala
13 38 (3.73%) Objective-C
14 37 (3.63%) Apple Swift
15 23 (2.26%) 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
1 111 (10.89%) Security Cleared
2 85 (8.34%) SC Cleared
3 80 (7.85%) Degree
4 34 (3.34%) 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 72 (7.07%) QA
2 17 (1.67%) GDPR
3 13 (1.28%) 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
1 257 (25.22%) Docker
2 61 (5.99%) Apache Flume
3 59 (5.79%) 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
1 179 (17.57%) Ansible
2 166 (16.29%) Puppet
3 121 (11.87%) Kubernetes
4 94 (9.22%) Terraform
5 85 (8.34%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (4.02%) Hadoop YARN
7 32 (3.14%) Ambari
7 32 (3.14%) logstash
7 32 (3.14%) Oozie
7 32 (3.14%) Prometheus
8 28 (2.75%) Kibana
9 26 (2.55%) Graphite
10 22 (2.16%) Nagios
11 21 (2.06%) ZABBIX
12 17 (1.67%) Grafana
13 16 (1.57%) HAProxy
14 14 (1.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 14 (1.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 13 (1.28%) rkt
16 10 (0.98%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 73 (7.16%) Oracle
2 65 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 60 (5.89%) Red Hat
4 58 (5.69%) Google
5 46 (4.51%) Atlassian
6 42 (4.12%) IBM
7 40 (3.93%) Tableau
8 36 (3.53%) New Relic
9 34 (3.34%) Splunk
10 33 (3.24%) Rackspace
11 32 (3.14%) MuleSoft
12 29 (2.85%) Apple
13 27 (2.65%) VMware
14 19 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
15 18 (1.77%) Informatica
16 14 (1.37%) Adobe
16 14 (1.37%) SAP
17 13 (1.28%) hybris
18 11 (1.08%) Apigee
18 11 (1.08%) Talend