Period
to 24 October 2020

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 24 October 2020 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 168 178 233
Rank change year-on-year +10 +55 +30
Contract jobs citing GitHub 509 1,290 1,311
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.60% 1.53% 1.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.08% 5.27% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 775 907
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - -
10th Percentile £363 £350 £350
90th Percentile £600 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -2.63% +11.76% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.75 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.79% -55.25% +60.00%
10th Percentile £29.74 £35.00 £43.00
90th Percentile £44.00 £53.75 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £47.00 £100.00
% change year-on-year -25.53% -53.00% +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 10,023 24,484 24,164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.48% 28.98% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,548 16,787 16,696
Median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +3.26%
10th Percentile £310 £292 £304
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 411 337
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +20.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £73.75 £56.75
Median hourly rate £22.66 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.90% +20.00% -5.72%

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 24 October 2020.

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 24 October 2020.

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 24 October 2020. 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 +14 454 £475 -5.00% 204
London +12 252 £498 -9.55% 91
UK excluding London +39 197 £463 -2.63% 121
Work from Home -18 127 £450 -10.00% 58
North of England +15 93 £450 - 34
Yorkshire +25 57 £450 -10.00% 11
South East +87 54 £510 +5.70% 25
Midlands +47 22 £413 -13.16% 20
West Midlands +44 22 £413 -13.16% 17
North West +40 22 £409 +2.19% 15
North East +11 14 £495 +28.57% 8
East of England +70 11 £463 +3.93% 19
Scotland +10 7 £481 -3.75% 8
South West +98 6 £550 +22.22% 11
Wales +30 4 £355 -21.11% 2

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, 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.

1 308 (60.51%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (54.62%) DevOps
3 233 (45.78%) Jenkins
4 216 (42.44%) Git (software)
5 185 (36.35%) AWS
6 176 (34.58%) JIRA
7 172 (33.79%) Docker
8 159 (31.24%) Java
9 158 (31.04%) Python
10 145 (28.49%) Linux
11 139 (27.31%) Test Automation
12 135 (26.52%) Scrum
12 135 (26.52%) Terraform
13 134 (26.33%) REST
14 131 (25.74%) Continuous Integration
15 130 (25.54%) Ansible
16 122 (23.97%) Kubernetes
17 119 (23.38%) Confluence
18 118 (23.18%) JUnit
19 98 (19.25%) Azure
20 97 (19.06%) Infrastructure as Code
21 96 (18.86%) JSON
22 93 (18.27%) Node.js
23 90 (17.68%) Configuration Management
24 88 (17.29%) Kanban
24 88 (17.29%) Splunk
25 87 (17.09%) Mockito
26 86 (16.90%) Finance
27 85 (16.70%) Puppet
28 84 (16.50%) SQL

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
1 119 (23.38%) Confluence
2 38 (7.47%) Cloud Foundry
3 36 (7.07%) Mule
4 24 (4.72%) Apache
5 11 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (2.16%) IIS
5 11 (2.16%) nginx
5 11 (2.16%) WebLogic
5 11 (2.16%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.18%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (0.98%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.98%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.79%) Anypoint
9 4 (0.79%) DNN
10 3 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.59%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.59%) WordPress
11 2 (0.39%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (0.59%) LibreOffice
1 3 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.59%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 185 (36.35%) AWS
2 98 (19.25%) Azure
3 74 (14.54%) Slack
4 47 (9.23%) GCP
5 43 (8.45%) Serverless
6 39 (7.66%) PaaS
7 36 (7.07%) IaaS
8 33 (6.48%) AWS Lambda
9 27 (5.30%) Amazon EC2
9 27 (5.30%) Amazon S3
10 24 (4.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 19 (3.73%) Amazon ECS
11 19 (3.73%) npm
12 17 (3.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 15 (2.95%) Amazon SQS
14 13 (2.55%) OpenShift
14 13 (2.55%) SaaS
15 11 (2.16%) Amazon EKS
15 11 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (2.16%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 40 (7.86%) Firewall
2 38 (7.47%) Reverse Proxy
3 28 (5.50%) VLAN
4 24 (4.72%) TCP/IP
5 21 (4.13%) HTTP
5 21 (4.13%) SSL
6 17 (3.34%) SNMP
7 16 (3.14%) DNS
8 12 (2.36%) HTTPS
9 11 (2.16%) Kerberos
10 10 (1.96%) FTP
11 8 (1.57%) 802.11
11 8 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.79%) Network Security
12 4 (0.79%) SSH
13 3 (0.59%) DHCP
13 3 (0.59%) Internet
13 3 (0.59%) LAN
13 3 (0.59%) Skype
13 3 (0.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 41 (8.06%) MySQL
3 36 (7.07%) PostgreSQL
4 29 (5.70%) Amazon RDS
5 26 (5.11%) MongoDB
6 22 (4.32%) Big Data
7 20 (3.93%) NoSQL
8 18 (3.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 13 (2.55%) Azure SQL Database
10 11 (2.16%) Blockchain
10 11 (2.16%) Cosmos DB
10 11 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (2.16%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.38%) BigQuery
12 6 (1.18%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.18%) MariaDB
12 6 (1.18%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.98%) Data Lake
13 5 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (0.98%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 233 (45.78%) Jenkins
2 216 (42.44%) Git (software)
3 176 (34.58%) JIRA
4 118 (23.18%) JUnit
5 87 (17.09%) Mockito
6 83 (16.31%) Sonatype Nexus
7 81 (15.91%) Maven
8 80 (15.72%) GitLab
9 50 (9.82%) Selenium
10 48 (9.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 42 (8.25%) Android Studio
12 41 (8.06%) Xcode
13 40 (7.86%) CocoaPods
14 39 (7.66%) Bitbucket
15 34 (6.68%) Subversion
16 28 (5.50%) IntelliJ
17 24 (4.72%) Gradle
18 23 (4.52%) Cucumber
18 23 (4.52%) TeamCity
19 21 (4.13%) SonarQube
General
1 86 (16.90%) Finance
2 57 (11.20%) Banking
3 37 (7.27%) Public Sector
4 7 (1.38%) Retail
5 6 (1.18%) Marketing
5 6 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.98%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.98%) Law
6 5 (0.98%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.79%) Front Office
7 4 (0.79%) International Banking
7 4 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.59%) Back Office
8 3 (0.59%) Games
8 3 (0.59%) Legal
8 3 (0.59%) Publishing
9 2 (0.39%) German Language
9 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.20%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 166 (32.61%) Developer
2 111 (21.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 36 (7.07%) AWS Engineer
4 31 (6.09%) AWS DevOps
5 28 (5.50%) Android Developer
5 28 (5.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 26 (5.11%) Architect
7 25 (4.91%) Java Developer
8 21 (4.13%) Full Stack Developer
9 20 (3.93%) Consultant
9 20 (3.93%) iOS Developer
10 18 (3.54%) Senior Developer
11 17 (3.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 14 (2.75%) Cloud Engineer
13 13 (2.55%) Android Engineer
13 13 (2.55%) Azure Engineer
14 12 (2.36%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 12 (2.36%) JIRA Engineer
14 12 (2.36%) Software Engineer
14 12 (2.36%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (26.33%) REST
2 96 (18.86%) JSON
3 93 (18.27%) Node.js
4 78 (15.32%) Spring
5 76 (14.93%) RESTful
6 62 (12.18%) Spring Boot
7 55 (10.81%) React
8 52 (10.22%) HTML
9 48 (9.43%) CSS
10 44 (8.64%) .NET
11 42 (8.25%) WireMock
12 41 (8.06%) Web Services
13 32 (6.29%) AngularJS
13 32 (6.29%) Material Design
14 31 (6.09%) Retrofit
14 31 (6.09%) RxJava
14 31 (6.09%) XML
15 26 (5.11%) SOAP
16 25 (4.91%) Express
17 23 (4.52%) Dagger
Miscellaneous
1 79 (15.52%) Mobile App
2 38 (7.47%) User Experience
3 15 (2.95%) Cloud Native
3 15 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.16%) Clustering
5 11 (2.16%) Public Cloud
6 10 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (1.57%) Bitcoin
7 8 (1.57%) Mobile Payment
8 6 (1.18%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.18%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (0.98%) iPad
9 5 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.79%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.79%) Social Media
10 4 (0.79%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.59%) iPhone
11 3 (0.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 145 (28.49%) Linux
2 83 (16.31%) Android
3 75 (14.73%) Windows
4 47 (9.23%) Apple iOS
5 45 (8.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (7.47%) Windows Server
7 35 (6.88%) CentOS
7 35 (6.88%) Windows Server 2016
8 28 (5.50%) Windows 10
9 25 (4.91%) Unix
10 8 (1.57%) Amazon Linux
11 7 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (1.38%) Windows Server 2019
12 6 (1.18%) Debian
12 6 (1.18%) Solaris
12 6 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.79%) AIX
13 4 (0.79%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.59%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (60.51%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (54.62%) DevOps
3 139 (27.31%) Test Automation
4 135 (26.52%) Scrum
5 131 (25.74%) Continuous Integration
6 97 (19.06%) Infrastructure as Code
7 90 (17.68%) Configuration Management
8 88 (17.29%) Kanban
9 81 (15.91%) Android Development
10 80 (15.72%) Microservices
11 71 (13.95%) Pair Programming
12 65 (12.77%) TDD
13 63 (12.38%) Continuous Delivery
14 46 (9.04%) Software Engineering
15 44 (8.64%) Open Source
16 43 (8.45%) Continuous Improvement
16 43 (8.45%) iOS Development
17 37 (7.27%) Architectural Design
18 35 (6.88%) Scaled Agile Framework
19 33 (6.48%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 159 (31.24%) Java
2 158 (31.04%) Python
3 84 (16.50%) SQL
4 83 (16.31%) JavaScript
5 81 (15.91%) Kotlin
6 63 (12.38%) Bash Shell
7 57 (11.20%) PowerShell
8 50 (9.82%) C#
9 47 (9.23%) Java 8
10 42 (8.25%) Apple Swift
11 35 (6.88%) Go
12 32 (6.29%) Ruby
13 25 (4.91%) Shell Script
14 24 (4.72%) Scala
15 20 (3.93%) TypeScript
16 18 (3.54%) C++
17 16 (3.14%) PL/SQL
18 15 (2.95%) ES6
18 15 (2.95%) PHP
19 11 (2.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 57 (11.20%) Security Cleared
2 45 (8.84%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.13%) Degree
4 13 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.18%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.39%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.20%) CAPM
8 1 (0.20%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.70%) QA
2 9 (1.77%) GDPR
3 6 (1.18%) WCAG
4 5 (0.98%) SLA
5 4 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.39%) GxP
6 2 (0.39%) NIST
7 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 172 (33.79%) Docker
2 37 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (5.50%) vSphere
4 21 (4.13%) Active Directory
5 12 (2.36%) GlusterFS
6 7 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.39%) KVM
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.39%) Xen
9 1 (0.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 135 (26.52%) Terraform
2 130 (25.54%) Ansible
3 122 (23.97%) Kubernetes
4 85 (16.70%) Puppet
5 66 (12.97%) Opscode Chef
6 52 (10.22%) Grafana
7 49 (9.63%) Packer
8 44 (8.64%) Prometheus
9 23 (4.52%) ZABBIX
10 20 (3.93%) Kibana
11 12 (2.36%) Nagios
12 11 (2.16%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
14 5 (0.98%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
15 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Satellite
16 2 (0.39%) Control-M
16 2 (0.39%) Data Guard
16 2 (0.39%) logstash
16 2 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 88 (17.29%) Splunk
2 55 (10.81%) AppDynamics
3 48 (9.43%) Microsoft
4 44 (8.64%) Atlassian
5 42 (8.25%) Oracle
6 37 (7.27%) VMware
7 34 (6.68%) Google
8 18 (3.54%) EMC
9 17 (3.34%) Dell
10 15 (2.95%) F5
11 14 (2.75%) Blue Coat
12 13 (2.55%) Databricks
13 12 (2.36%) SaltStack
13 12 (2.36%) Sybase
14 9 (1.77%) Red Hat
15 8 (1.57%) IBM
16 7 (1.38%) MuleSoft
16 7 (1.38%) ServiceNow
17 6 (1.18%) Dynatrace
17 6 (1.18%) RedGate