Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 174 215 243
Rank change year-on-year +41 +28 +50
Contract jobs citing GitHub 1,267 1,363 1,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.31% 1.07%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.18% 5.48% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 920 798
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £350 £356 £350
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 22
UK median hourly rate £44.75 £51.25 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.68% -18.00% +73.61%
10th Percentile £35.00 £34.13 £37.55
90th Percentile £53.75 £69.38 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £30.00 £62.50
% change year-on-year +56.67% -52.00% +73.61%

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 24,459 24,878 17,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.35% 23.94% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,640 17,210 12,036
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £275
90th Percentile £662 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 334 232
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +9.45%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £78.75 £62.06 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.57% -2.78% +5.51%

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019. 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 +26 1,119 £500 - 325
London +5 607 £550 +4.76% 166
UK excluding London +65 603 £475 +5.56% 176
North of England +93 230 £475 +11.11% 54
South East -2 153 £491 +3.42% 41
Yorkshire +84 128 £500 +2.30% 15
Scotland +64 84 £500 +13.64% 8
Midlands +37 65 £475 +5.56% 28
North West +19 62 £400 - 37
West Midlands +9 44 £475 +5.56% 15
North East +43 40 £395 +12.86% 2
East of England +12 32 £465 -2.11% 14
South West -16 23 £450 +9.76% 22
East Midlands +39 21 £475 -20.83% 13
Wales +30 14 £450 +2.86% 8
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 662 (52.25%) Agile Software Development
2 560 (44.20%) Jenkins
3 531 (41.91%) DevOps
4 479 (37.81%) Git (software)
5 444 (35.04%) Python
6 411 (32.44%) Java
7 387 (30.54%) AWS
8 373 (29.44%) JavaScript
9 343 (27.07%) Docker
10 331 (26.12%) JIRA
11 322 (25.41%) Ansible
12 312 (24.63%) Linux
13 296 (23.36%) Azure
14 285 (22.49%) SQL
15 281 (22.18%) Continuous Integration
16 268 (21.15%) Test Automation
17 232 (18.31%) Node.js
18 215 (16.97%) Finance
19 214 (16.89%) Scrum
20 208 (16.42%) Confluence
21 188 (14.84%) Kubernetes
22 185 (14.60%) JSON
23 182 (14.36%) C#
24 180 (14.21%) Open Source
25 176 (13.89%) Selenium
26 174 (13.73%) TDD
27 170 (13.42%) Microservices
28 168 (13.26%) HTML
29 164 (12.94%) AngularJS
30 163 (12.87%) Software Engineering

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
1 208 (16.42%) Confluence
2 62 (4.89%) Apache
3 42 (3.31%) Apache Spark
3 42 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
4 40 (3.16%) nginx
5 37 (2.92%) Tomcat
6 30 (2.37%) IIS
7 29 (2.29%) WebSphere
8 24 (1.89%) WebLogic
9 23 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
10 21 (1.66%) JBoss
11 20 (1.58%) CMS
12 19 (1.50%) SharePoint
13 18 (1.42%) OpenStack
14 13 (1.03%) Mule
15 12 (0.95%) Anypoint
15 12 (0.95%) Jupyter
16 11 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
17 10 (0.79%) Apache Airflow
18 7 (0.55%) Magnolia
Applications
1 16 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.55%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.24%) InDesign
4 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.079%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.079%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.079%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.079%) Sketch
6 1 (0.079%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 16 (1.26%) Sonata
2 6 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.24%) CA PPM
5 3 (0.24%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.16%) Magento
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.079%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.079%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 387 (30.54%) AWS
2 296 (23.36%) Azure
3 110 (8.68%) Serverless
4 95 (7.50%) Amazon EC2
5 88 (6.95%) GCP
6 81 (6.39%) AWS Lambda
7 64 (5.05%) Slack
8 61 (4.81%) Amazon S3
9 57 (4.50%) PaaS
10 48 (3.79%) npm
11 44 (3.47%) AWS CloudFormation
12 40 (3.16%) Amazon ECS
13 39 (3.08%) SaaS
14 37 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
15 35 (2.76%) Google Analytics
16 34 (2.68%) Route 53
17 33 (2.60%) Power Platform
18 28 (2.21%) Amazon SQS
19 21 (1.66%) AWS CodePipeline
20 20 (1.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (4.89%) HTTP
2 48 (3.79%) TCP/IP
3 46 (3.63%) SSL
4 21 (1.66%) DNS
5 18 (1.42%) VPN
6 13 (1.03%) Firewall
6 13 (1.03%) Skype
7 11 (0.87%) Internet
7 11 (0.87%) Network Security
8 10 (0.79%) BIG-IP
9 9 (0.71%) HTTPS
10 8 (0.63%) DSL
10 8 (0.63%) FTP
10 8 (0.63%) Intranet
10 8 (0.63%) SAN
11 6 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (0.47%) NAS
11 6 (0.47%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (0.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 83 (6.55%) MySQL
3 81 (6.39%) Big Data
4 70 (5.52%) Relational Database
5 63 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
6 58 (4.58%) NoSQL
7 51 (4.03%) MongoDB
8 45 (3.55%) Amazon RDS
8 45 (3.55%) Hadoop
9 44 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
10 43 (3.39%) Oracle Database
11 38 (3.00%) Amazon Redshift
12 36 (2.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 36 (2.84%) Redis
13 32 (2.53%) Power BI
14 27 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
15 25 (1.97%) RDBMS
16 22 (1.74%) Apache Hive
17 21 (1.66%) Neo4j
18 19 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 560 (44.20%) Jenkins
2 479 (37.81%) Git (software)
3 331 (26.12%) JIRA
4 176 (13.89%) Selenium
5 149 (11.76%) Cucumber
6 134 (10.58%) Sonatype Nexus
7 119 (9.39%) Maven
8 101 (7.97%) Bitbucket
9 90 (7.10%) JUnit
10 86 (6.79%) GitLab
11 70 (5.52%) Gradle
12 63 (4.97%) SonarQube
13 58 (4.58%) TeamCity
14 53 (4.18%) Visual Studio Team System
15 52 (4.10%) Gatling
16 50 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
17 45 (3.55%) Mockito
18 42 (3.31%) Subversion
19 37 (2.92%) Ant
20 36 (2.84%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 215 (16.97%) Finance
2 91 (7.18%) Banking
3 76 (6.00%) Public Sector
4 61 (4.81%) Front Office
5 28 (2.21%) Publishing
6 21 (1.66%) Financial Institution
6 21 (1.66%) Investment Banking
6 21 (1.66%) Retail Banking
7 18 (1.42%) Marketing
8 16 (1.26%) Retail
9 15 (1.18%) Law
10 12 (0.95%) Electronics
10 12 (0.95%) Games
10 12 (0.95%) Telecoms
11 10 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.71%) Legal
13 5 (0.39%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.24%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.16%) Back Office
16 1 (0.079%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 473 (37.33%) Developer
2 220 (17.36%) DevOps Engineer
3 102 (8.05%) Software Engineer
4 89 (7.02%) AWS Engineer
5 80 (6.31%) Architect
6 68 (5.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 63 (4.97%) Cloud Engineer
8 62 (4.89%) Java Developer
9 48 (3.79%) Senior DevOps
10 47 (3.71%) Consultant
11 46 (3.63%) AWS Architect
12 45 (3.55%) Tester
13 43 (3.39%) AWS Software Engineer
14 38 (3.00%) Data Engineer
14 38 (3.00%) Full Stack Developer
14 38 (3.00%) JavaScript Developer
15 37 (2.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 35 (2.76%) AWS DevOps
17 34 (2.68%) Automation Engineer
18 33 (2.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (18.31%) Node.js
2 185 (14.60%) JSON
3 168 (13.26%) HTML
4 164 (12.94%) AngularJS
5 159 (12.55%) React
6 154 (12.15%) CSS
7 151 (11.92%) Web Services
8 138 (10.89%) REST
9 127 (10.02%) Spring
10 113 (8.92%) HTML5
11 107 (8.45%) .NET
12 105 (8.29%) RESTful
13 99 (7.81%) XML
14 78 (6.16%) Spring Boot
15 76 (6.00%) CSS3
16 75 (5.92%) jQuery
17 62 (4.89%) Gherkin
18 61 (4.81%) Sass
19 58 (4.58%) Kafka
20 46 (3.63%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 114 (9.00%) User Experience
2 64 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (4.18%) Mobile App
4 43 (3.39%) Derivative
4 43 (3.39%) Fixed Income
5 41 (3.24%) Public Cloud
6 37 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
7 28 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
7 28 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
8 24 (1.89%) Cloud Native
9 23 (1.82%) Blog
10 22 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.58%) Clustering
12 16 (1.26%) Algorithms
12 16 (1.26%) Management Information System
12 16 (1.26%) PKI
13 15 (1.18%) Virtual Team
14 14 (1.10%) Enterprise Cloud
15 13 (1.03%) Replication
16 12 (0.95%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 312 (24.63%) Linux
2 157 (12.39%) Windows
3 148 (11.68%) Unix
4 54 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 53 (4.18%) Apple iOS
6 51 (4.03%) Android
7 37 (2.92%) Windows Server
8 31 (2.45%) Amazon Linux
9 22 (1.74%) Ubuntu
10 20 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (1.42%) Windows 10
11 18 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (1.18%) AIX
13 14 (1.10%) Windows XP
14 13 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (0.87%) CentOS
16 9 (0.71%) Debian
16 9 (0.71%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.71%) Windows 7
17 7 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 662 (52.25%) Agile Software Development
2 531 (41.91%) DevOps
3 281 (22.18%) Continuous Integration
4 268 (21.15%) Test Automation
5 214 (16.89%) Scrum
6 180 (14.21%) Open Source
7 174 (13.73%) TDD
8 170 (13.42%) Microservices
9 163 (12.87%) Software Engineering
10 139 (10.97%) Mentoring
11 128 (10.10%) Configuration Management
12 127 (10.02%) Front End Development
13 117 (9.23%) Analytics
14 106 (8.37%) Kanban
15 100 (7.89%) BDD
16 98 (7.73%) Migration
17 81 (6.39%) Web Development
18 79 (6.24%) Continuous Delivery
19 77 (6.08%) Infrastructure as Code
20 74 (5.84%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 444 (35.04%) Python
2 411 (32.44%) Java
3 373 (29.44%) JavaScript
4 285 (22.49%) SQL
5 182 (14.36%) C#
6 110 (8.68%) PowerShell
7 106 (8.37%) Bash Shell
8 80 (6.31%) Ruby
9 70 (5.52%) Shell Script
10 67 (5.29%) Scala
11 66 (5.21%) C++
12 65 (5.13%) ES6
13 60 (4.74%) Perl
14 52 (4.10%) Go
15 48 (3.79%) TypeScript
16 47 (3.71%) PHP
17 46 (3.63%) T-SQL
18 37 (2.92%) Java 8
19 35 (2.76%) Apple Swift
20 33 (2.60%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 161 (12.71%) Security Cleared
2 123 (9.71%) SC Cleared
3 45 (3.55%) Degree
4 33 (2.60%) ISTQB
5 29 (2.29%) AWS Certification
6 23 (1.82%) MCSA
6 23 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (1.34%) ISEB
8 16 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (1.10%) MCITP
9 14 (1.10%) MCSE
9 14 (1.10%) MCTS
10 12 (0.95%) CISA
10 12 (0.95%) CISM
10 12 (0.95%) CISMP
10 12 (0.95%) CISSP
10 12 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (0.95%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 12 (0.95%) ISSMP
11 11 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (6.08%) QA
2 30 (2.37%) WCAG
3 14 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (0.87%) NIST
6 6 (0.47%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.39%) GDPR
8 3 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.24%) SLA
9 2 (0.16%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.079%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.079%) HL7
10 1 (0.079%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.079%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.079%) PMO
10 1 (0.079%) PSD2
System Software
1 343 (27.07%) Docker
2 44 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (2.84%) Active Directory
4 25 (1.97%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (1.26%) vSphere
7 13 (1.03%) VMware NSX
8 12 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.71%) KVM
10 6 (0.47%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.39%) HDFS
11 5 (0.39%) Snort
12 4 (0.32%) Firmware
12 4 (0.32%) Varnish
13 3 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.24%) oVirt
14 2 (0.16%) vCloud
14 2 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 1 (0.079%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 322 (25.41%) Ansible
2 188 (14.84%) Kubernetes
3 162 (12.79%) Terraform
4 156 (12.31%) Puppet
5 107 (8.45%) Opscode Chef
6 67 (5.29%) Grafana
7 51 (4.03%) Kibana
8 28 (2.21%) Packer
9 25 (1.97%) Prometheus
10 22 (1.74%) SCCM
11 18 (1.42%) Salt
12 16 (1.26%) Netcool
13 14 (1.10%) Graphite
13 14 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
14 11 (0.87%) Nagios
14 11 (0.87%) Suricata
15 10 (0.79%) Hadoop YARN
15 10 (0.79%) WMI
15 10 (0.79%) ZABBIX
16 8 (0.63%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 140 (11.05%) Google
2 133 (10.50%) Microsoft
3 126 (9.94%) Oracle
4 91 (7.18%) Splunk
5 63 (4.97%) VMware
6 58 (4.58%) Atlassian
7 56 (4.42%) Red Hat
8 43 (3.39%) Bloomberg
8 43 (3.39%) Reuters
9 41 (3.24%) Citrix
10 32 (2.53%) MuleSoft
11 27 (2.13%) IBM
12 25 (1.97%) Greenplum
13 24 (1.89%) AppDynamics
13 24 (1.89%) SAP
14 23 (1.82%) Cisco
15 20 (1.58%) F5
16 18 (1.42%) Adobe
17 17 (1.34%) EMC
18 16 (1.26%) Veritas