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 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 256 319 401
Rank change year-on-year +63 +82  
Contract jobs citing GitHub 437 382 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.71% 0.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.89% 7.29% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 278 197
Median daily rate £475 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £350 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £485 £375
% change year-on-year -3.35% +29.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.69% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year +27.69% -  

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 6338 5238 3405
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.52% 9.71% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4315 3678 2214
Median daily rate £475 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 80 73
Median hourly rate £27.16 £19.61 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.50% -43.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +70.58% -36.44%  

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 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 June 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 +54 410 £488 +2.71% 151
London +5 244 £500 +5.26% 73
South East +90 85 £488 +18.36% 13
Oxfordshire +27 37 £580 +18.97% 4
City of London +7 35 £469 -1.31% 11
Oxford +19 25 £580 +28.88% 1
North West +22 22 £425 -15.00% 21
Croydon -1 22 £525 +33.33% 1
Scotland +53 20 £338 -18.18% 3
West Midlands +38 18 £550 +83.33% 11
East of England +9 17 £406 +31.04% 14
Surrey +12 15 £425 +3.03% 1
South West +5 15 £500 -16.66% 7
Edinburgh +25 12 £338 -18.18% 2
Birmingham - 12 £550 - 5
Hampshire +21 11 £389 +3.66%
Berkshire +26 10 £350 +33.33% 3
West Sussex +23 10 £488 +0.67% 1
Manchester +2 10 £425 -15.00% 13
Essex - 10 £265 - 3
Worthing +27 9 £488 +0.67%
Bristol +1 8 £500 +37.93% 3
Glasgow - 8 £338 -
Liverpool +2 7 £478 - 3
Merseyside 0 7 £478 - 3
Cambridgeshire +4 6 £463 +15.62% 9
Cheshire +26 5 £425 - 4
Cambridge +13 5 £425 - 8
Yorkshire -20 5 £350 -30.00% 8
South Wales - 5 £513 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 374 (43.44%) DevOps
3 359 (41.70%) Jenkins
4 331 (38.44%) Git (software)
5 314 (36.47%) Java
6 296 (34.38%) JavaScript
7 259 (30.08%) TDD
8 253 (29.38%) Linux
9 235 (27.29%) HTML
10 229 (26.60%) Continuous Integration
11 225 (26.13%) Amazon AWS
12 205 (23.81%) Docker
13 192 (22.30%) CSS
14 185 (21.49%) Scrum
15 172 (19.98%) JIRA
16 158 (18.35%) Ruby
17 157 (18.23%) Cucumber
18 154 (17.89%) Puppet
19 151 (17.54%) AngularJS
20 149 (17.31%) Microservices
21 141 (16.38%) Test Automation
22 140 (16.26%) Node.js
22 140 (16.26%) Spring
23 137 (15.91%) Selenium
24 131 (15.21%) BDD
25 122 (14.17%) Python
26 121 (14.05%) REST
27 120 (13.94%) SQL
28 116 (13.47%) Maven
28 116 (13.47%) Ansible

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
1 112 (13.01%) Confluence
2 70 (8.13%) Elasticsearch
3 46 (5.34%) JBoss
4 43 (4.99%) nginx
5 38 (4.41%) Cloud Foundry
6 37 (4.30%) WebSphere
7 36 (4.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 32 (3.72%) Apache
9 29 (3.37%) Tomcat
10 27 (3.14%) CMS
10 27 (3.14%) OpenStack
10 27 (3.14%) WebSphere Process Server
11 21 (2.44%) WordPress
12 13 (1.51%) Apache Spark
12 13 (1.51%) Mule
13 11 (1.28%) Anypoint
13 11 (1.28%) IIS
13 11 (1.28%) WebLogic
14 9 (1.05%) Drupal
15 7 (0.81%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 9 (1.05%) Photoshop
2 7 (0.81%) InVision
3 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.12%) HipChat
7 1 (0.12%) InDesign
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.35%) Magento
1 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.12%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.12%) Shopify
3 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 225 (26.13%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (12.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (6.04%) Amazon EC2
4 41 (4.76%) PaaS
5 27 (3.14%) Amazon S3
6 24 (2.79%) Google Analytics
7 23 (2.67%) OpenShift
8 21 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 18 (2.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 17 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
10 17 (1.97%) IaaS
11 16 (1.86%) SaaS
12 15 (1.74%) Heroku
13 14 (1.63%) Quay.io
14 9 (1.05%) Slack
15 8 (0.93%) Datadog
15 8 (0.93%) Trello
16 7 (0.81%) BrowserStack
17 5 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
17 5 (0.58%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.69%) HTTP
2 34 (3.95%) TCP/IP
3 31 (3.60%) SSL
4 16 (1.86%) DNS
5 5 (0.58%) SSH
6 4 (0.46%) IPv4
6 4 (0.46%) IPv6
6 4 (0.46%) Network Security
6 4 (0.46%) VPN
7 3 (0.35%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.35%) ICMP
7 3 (0.35%) Intranet
7 3 (0.35%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.35%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.35%) Skype
8 2 (0.23%) Firewall
8 2 (0.23%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.12%) Internet
9 1 (0.12%) POP3
9 1 (0.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (10.34%) MongoDB
2 87 (10.10%) NoSQL
3 72 (8.36%) MySQL
4 71 (8.25%) PostgreSQL
4 71 (8.25%) SQL Server
5 46 (5.34%) Hadoop
6 39 (4.53%) Redis
7 31 (3.60%) Big Data
8 30 (3.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 22 (2.56%) HBase
9 22 (2.56%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
11 10 (1.16%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.93%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.81%) InfluxDB
14 6 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (0.70%) Blockchain
14 6 (0.70%) DB2
14 6 (0.70%) IBM InfoSphere
14 6 (0.70%) KDB
Development Applications
1 359 (41.70%) Jenkins
2 331 (38.44%) Git (software)
3 172 (19.98%) JIRA
4 157 (18.23%) Cucumber
5 137 (15.91%) Selenium
6 116 (13.47%) Maven
7 84 (9.76%) JUnit
8 78 (9.06%) GitLab
9 76 (8.83%) Bitbucket
10 73 (8.48%) TeamCity
11 54 (6.27%) Gradle
12 53 (6.16%) Grunt
13 48 (5.57%) gulp
14 47 (5.46%) Ant
15 43 (4.99%) Mockito
16 41 (4.76%) IntelliJ
17 40 (4.65%) Octopus Deploy
18 39 (4.53%) Subversion
19 38 (4.41%) Vagrant
20 36 (4.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 61 (7.08%) Finance
2 45 (5.23%) Retail
3 40 (4.65%) Banking
4 23 (2.67%) Marketing
5 14 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.16%) Automotive
7 9 (1.05%) Billing
7 9 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.81%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.70%) Games
9 6 (0.70%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.46%) Advertising
10 4 (0.46%) Electronics
10 4 (0.46%) Legal
10 4 (0.46%) Publishing
11 3 (0.35%) Front Office
12 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.23%) Back Office
12 2 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 461 (53.54%) Developer
2 146 (16.96%) DevOps Engineer
3 109 (12.66%) Java Developer
4 56 (6.50%) Senior Developer
5 40 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
6 39 (4.53%) AWS Engineer
7 38 (4.41%) Architect
8 37 (4.30%) AWS DevOps
9 35 (4.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 33 (3.83%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 29 (3.37%) Scala Developer
12 28 (3.25%) .NET Developer
12 28 (3.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 28 (3.25%) Ruby Developer
13 26 (3.02%) C# Developer
14 25 (2.90%) Linux Engineer
15 23 (2.67%) Node.js Developer
16 22 (2.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 22 (2.56%) UI Developer
17 21 (2.44%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (27.29%) HTML
2 192 (22.30%) CSS
3 151 (17.54%) AngularJS
4 140 (16.26%) Node.js
4 140 (16.26%) Spring
5 121 (14.05%) REST
6 107 (12.43%) HTML5
6 107 (12.43%) RESTful
7 90 (10.45%) jQuery
8 85 (9.87%) JSON
8 85 (9.87%) Web Services
9 79 (9.18%) CSS3
10 67 (7.78%) React
10 67 (7.78%) SOAP
11 64 (7.43%) .NET
11 64 (7.43%) XML
12 60 (6.97%) Sass
13 53 (6.16%) Spring Boot
14 52 (6.04%) Elastic Stack
15 49 (5.69%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.85%) User Experience
2 39 (4.53%) Mobile App
3 36 (4.18%) Public Cloud
4 28 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
5 27 (3.14%) Blog
6 23 (2.67%) Animation
7 17 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.86%) Virtual Team
9 15 (1.74%) Computer Science
10 14 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (1.28%) Data Centre
12 10 (1.16%) iPhone
13 9 (1.05%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
14 7 (0.81%) NHS
15 6 (0.70%) Clustering
15 6 (0.70%) Replication
16 5 (0.58%) Client/Server
17 4 (0.46%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 253 (29.38%) Linux
2 77 (8.94%) Unix
3 60 (6.97%) Ubuntu
4 50 (5.81%) Windows
5 49 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (3.95%) Android
6 34 (3.95%) CentOS
7 29 (3.37%) Apple iOS
8 21 (2.44%) CoreOS
9 20 (2.32%) SUSE
10 12 (1.39%) Windows Server
10 12 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.58%) Debian
11 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.35%) Amazon Linux
13 3 (0.35%) RancherOS
14 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.12%) VMS
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 374 (43.44%) DevOps
3 259 (30.08%) TDD
4 229 (26.60%) Continuous Integration
5 185 (21.49%) Scrum
6 149 (17.31%) Microservices
7 141 (16.38%) Test Automation
8 131 (15.21%) BDD
9 93 (10.80%) Configuration Management
10 92 (10.69%) MVC
11 85 (9.87%) Open Source
12 70 (8.13%) Pair Programming
13 64 (7.43%) Analytics
14 62 (7.20%) E-Commerce
15 59 (6.85%) Unit Testing
16 56 (6.50%) Software Engineering
17 54 (6.27%) Migration
18 52 (6.04%) Continuous Delivery
18 52 (6.04%) OO
19 50 (5.81%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 314 (36.47%) Java
2 296 (34.38%) JavaScript
3 158 (18.35%) Ruby
4 122 (14.17%) Python
5 120 (13.94%) SQL
6 78 (9.06%) C#
7 64 (7.43%) Bash Shell
7 64 (7.43%) PHP
8 62 (7.20%) Scala
9 49 (5.69%) Go
10 39 (4.53%) Perl
11 32 (3.72%) Groovy
12 31 (3.60%) ES6
13 21 (2.44%) Shell Script
14 20 (2.32%) Haskell
15 19 (2.21%) PowerShell
16 17 (1.97%) Objective-C
17 16 (1.86%) Apple Swift
18 14 (1.63%) C++
18 14 (1.63%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 75 (8.71%) Security Cleared
2 58 (6.74%) SC Cleared
3 43 (4.99%) Degree
4 12 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.28%) ISEB
6 8 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.81%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.35%) MCSE
10 2 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.23%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.23%) PMP
11 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (7.90%) QA
2 6 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.46%) HL7
4 2 (0.23%) GDPR
4 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) GCP
5 1 (0.12%) SLA
5 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 205 (23.81%) Docker
2 16 (1.86%) etcd
2 16 (1.86%) flannel
3 11 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 10 (1.16%) Ceph
4 10 (1.16%) GlusterFS
4 10 (1.16%) SkyDNS
5 8 (0.93%) HDFS
5 8 (0.93%) vSphere
6 5 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.46%) vCloud
8 3 (0.35%) pfSense
8 3 (0.35%) Xen
9 2 (0.23%) Active Directory
9 2 (0.23%) Corosync
9 2 (0.23%) iptables
9 2 (0.23%) LXC
9 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.12%) zsh
Systems Management
1 154 (17.89%) Puppet
2 116 (13.47%) Ansible
3 96 (11.15%) Opscode Chef
4 59 (6.85%) Terraform
5 58 (6.74%) Kubernetes
6 45 (5.23%) Graphite
7 36 (4.18%) Kibana
8 25 (2.90%) logstash
9 23 (2.67%) Grafana
10 19 (2.21%) Prometheus
11 16 (1.86%) HAProxy
11 16 (1.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 16 (1.86%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 15 (1.74%) Sysdig
12 15 (1.74%) ZABBIX
13 13 (1.51%) rkt
14 12 (1.39%) Nagios
14 12 (1.39%) Salt
15 9 (1.05%) Hadoop YARN
16 7 (0.81%) confd
Vendors
1 52 (6.04%) Microsoft
2 51 (5.92%) Google
3 46 (5.34%) Splunk
4 44 (5.11%) VMware
5 36 (4.18%) MuleSoft
6 34 (3.95%) Red Hat
7 31 (3.60%) Oracle
8 28 (3.25%) New Relic
9 25 (2.90%) AppDynamics
10 24 (2.79%) Rackspace
11 22 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (1.74%) Atlassian
13 14 (1.63%) Adobe
14 11 (1.28%) IBM
15 10 (1.16%) Apigee
15 10 (1.16%) ServiceNow
16 9 (1.05%) hybris
16 9 (1.05%) Informatica
16 9 (1.05%) webMethods
17 8 (0.93%) Tableau
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