Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 253 326 476
Rank change year-on-year +73 +150 +96
Contract jobs citing GitHub 954 814 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 0.75% 0.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.09% 7.40% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 582 364
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.75% -3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £316 £275
90th Percentile £625 £606 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 2 2
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £43.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.14% +75.00% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £33.63 £22.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.88 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +30.77% +30.00% -

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 13461 10995 6648
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.08% 10.09% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9219 7627 4310
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% -0.19%
10th Percentile £271 £286 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £395
% change year-on-year - +7.59% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 173 140
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.61 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.11% -12.84% +32.35%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.33 £47.26 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -15.00% +33.33%

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 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +74 920 £475 - 152
London +24 567 £500 +5.26% 67
UK excluding London +119 386 £425 -5.56% 94
South East +90 144 £463 +12.12% 21
North of England +26 99 £375 -25.00% 21
Yorkshire +6 49 £400 -20.00% 9
North West +31 46 £375 -25.00% 10
South West +14 39 £450 -10.00% 11
East of England +26 38 £350 +12.90% 16
Midlands +39 33 £479 +26.09% 16
West Midlands +44 28 £510 +45.71% 9
Scotland +65 27 £338 -8.47% 8
Wales +6 5 £513 -6.82%
East Midlands -9 5 £338 -11.18% 7
North East +48 4 £345 -31.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 481 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (42.35%) DevOps
3 376 (39.41%) Jenkins
4 355 (37.21%) Java
5 343 (35.95%) Git (software)
6 317 (33.23%) Linux
7 308 (32.29%) TDD
8 279 (29.25%) Continuous Integration
9 278 (29.14%) JavaScript
10 250 (26.21%) Amazon AWS
11 248 (26.00%) Docker
12 235 (24.63%) HTML
13 212 (22.22%) Scrum
14 194 (20.34%) CSS
15 191 (20.02%) JIRA
16 189 (19.81%) Python
17 168 (17.61%) Spring
18 163 (17.09%) Ansible
19 162 (16.98%) Puppet
20 159 (16.67%) Microservices
21 158 (16.56%) Ruby
22 155 (16.25%) Cucumber
23 153 (16.04%) REST
24 147 (15.41%) BDD
24 147 (15.41%) SQL
25 146 (15.30%) Test Automation
26 145 (15.20%) AngularJS
27 122 (12.79%) Maven
28 120 (12.58%) HTML5
29 119 (12.47%) Node.js

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
1 111 (11.64%) Confluence
2 73 (7.65%) Elasticsearch
3 65 (6.81%) Apache Spark
4 50 (5.24%) OpenStack
5 46 (4.82%) CMS
6 44 (4.61%) Cloud Foundry
7 43 (4.51%) Apache
8 40 (4.19%) JBoss
9 39 (4.09%) nginx
10 30 (3.14%) Tomcat
10 30 (3.14%) WebSphere
11 29 (3.04%) WebSphere Application Server
12 25 (2.62%) WebSphere Process Server
13 20 (2.10%) WordPress
14 17 (1.78%) Mule
15 14 (1.47%) Apache Solr
15 14 (1.47%) Drupal
16 13 (1.36%) IIS
17 11 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
18 8 (0.84%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (1.15%) Photoshop
2 9 (0.94%) InVision
3 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.21%) Flinto
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.10%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.42%) Magento
2 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.10%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.10%) Shopify
3 1 (0.10%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 250 (26.21%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (5.87%) Amazon EC2
4 44 (4.61%) PaaS
5 27 (2.83%) Amazon S3
6 24 (2.52%) OpenShift
7 23 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 22 (2.31%) AWS Lambda
8 22 (2.31%) Heroku
9 19 (1.99%) IaaS
9 19 (1.99%) SaaS
10 17 (1.78%) Bluemix
10 17 (1.78%) IBM Cloud
10 17 (1.78%) Slack
10 17 (1.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 14 (1.47%) Google Analytics
11 14 (1.47%) Quay.io
11 14 (1.47%) Trello
12 9 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.73%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.35%) HTTP
2 25 (2.62%) TCP/IP
3 20 (2.10%) VPN
4 18 (1.89%) SSL
5 15 (1.57%) LAN
6 14 (1.47%) DNS
6 14 (1.47%) WAN
7 12 (1.26%) SMS
8 9 (0.94%) Firewall
9 8 (0.84%) Bluetooth
10 7 (0.73%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.63%) ICMP
12 5 (0.52%) SSH
13 4 (0.42%) Skype
14 3 (0.31%) Internet
14 3 (0.31%) NetScaler
15 2 (0.21%) tcpdump
16 1 (0.10%) Fibre Channel
16 1 (0.10%) Network Security
16 1 (0.10%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (11.22%) Hadoop
2 93 (9.75%) PostgreSQL
3 86 (9.01%) Big Data
4 81 (8.49%) MySQL
5 79 (8.28%) NoSQL
6 78 (8.18%) MongoDB
7 74 (7.76%) HBase
7 74 (7.76%) SQL Server
8 51 (5.35%) Redis
9 50 (5.24%) Apache Hive
10 42 (4.40%) Sqoop
11 30 (3.14%) Impala
12 27 (2.83%) Relational Database
13 24 (2.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 16 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
15 11 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (1.15%) RDBMS
16 10 (1.05%) IBM InfoSphere
16 10 (1.05%) InfluxDB
16 10 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 376 (39.41%) Jenkins
2 343 (35.95%) Git (software)
3 191 (20.02%) JIRA
4 155 (16.25%) Cucumber
5 122 (12.79%) Maven
6 105 (11.01%) GitLab
7 92 (9.64%) Selenium
8 85 (8.91%) Bitbucket
9 76 (7.97%) JUnit
10 70 (7.34%) TeamCity
11 65 (6.81%) Gradle
12 53 (5.56%) IntelliJ
13 42 (4.40%) Grunt
14 40 (4.19%) Vagrant
15 39 (4.09%) gulp
16 38 (3.98%) Mockito
17 36 (3.77%) Ant
18 35 (3.67%) Subversion
19 33 (3.46%) Artifactory
20 31 (3.25%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 92 (9.64%) Finance
2 48 (5.03%) Banking
3 41 (4.30%) Retail
4 34 (3.56%) Marketing
5 26 (2.73%) Manufacturing
6 21 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.78%) Publishing
8 16 (1.68%) Electronics
9 11 (1.15%) Billing
10 9 (0.94%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.94%) Front Office
11 8 (0.84%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.73%) Advertising
12 7 (0.73%) Automotive
12 7 (0.73%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.63%) Games
14 4 (0.42%) Legal
15 3 (0.31%) Back Office
16 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 482 (50.52%) Developer
2 159 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 117 (12.26%) Java Developer
4 60 (6.29%) Senior Developer
5 53 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
6 49 (5.14%) AWS DevOps
7 46 (4.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 43 (4.51%) JavaScript Developer
9 42 (4.40%) Architect
10 32 (3.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 29 (3.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 28 (2.94%) iOS Developer
12 28 (2.94%) Ruby Developer
13 27 (2.83%) Linux Engineer
14 26 (2.73%) C# Developer
14 26 (2.73%) Consultant
15 25 (2.62%) .NET Developer
15 25 (2.62%) Python Developer
16 24 (2.52%) Angular Developer
17 23 (2.41%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (24.63%) HTML
2 194 (20.34%) CSS
3 168 (17.61%) Spring
4 153 (16.04%) REST
5 145 (15.20%) AngularJS
6 120 (12.58%) HTML5
7 119 (12.47%) Node.js
8 104 (10.90%) RESTful
9 95 (9.96%) JSON
10 85 (8.91%) CSS3
10 85 (8.91%) Kafka
11 82 (8.60%) Web Services
12 81 (8.49%) jQuery
13 78 (8.18%) Spring Boot
14 73 (7.65%) XML
15 71 (7.44%) React
16 67 (7.02%) .NET
17 66 (6.92%) SOAP
18 60 (6.29%) Elastic Stack
19 58 (6.08%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.02%) User Experience
2 35 (3.67%) Mobile App
3 32 (3.35%) Public Cloud
4 29 (3.04%) Computer Science
5 24 (2.52%) Blog
6 23 (2.41%) Animation
7 20 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
7 20 (2.10%) Virtual Team
8 19 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
9 18 (1.89%) Algorithms
10 16 (1.68%) iPhone
11 15 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.36%) iPad
13 10 (1.05%) NHS
14 9 (0.94%) Online Banking
15 8 (0.84%) Clustering
15 8 (0.84%) Data Centre
15 8 (0.84%) Derivative
16 6 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 317 (33.23%) Linux
2 74 (7.76%) Unix
3 59 (6.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 50 (5.24%) Ubuntu
5 47 (4.93%) Apple iOS
6 40 (4.19%) CentOS
7 39 (4.09%) Android
7 39 (4.09%) Windows
8 23 (2.41%) CoreOS
9 20 (2.10%) SUSE
10 11 (1.15%) Windows Server
11 8 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.63%) Amazon Linux
13 4 (0.42%) Debian
14 3 (0.31%) RancherOS
14 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (42.35%) DevOps
3 308 (32.29%) TDD
4 279 (29.25%) Continuous Integration
5 212 (22.22%) Scrum
6 159 (16.67%) Microservices
7 147 (15.41%) BDD
8 146 (15.30%) Test Automation
9 110 (11.53%) Open Source
10 103 (10.80%) Configuration Management
11 91 (9.54%) MVC
12 84 (8.81%) Software Engineering
13 70 (7.34%) Analytics
14 64 (6.71%) Kanban
15 59 (6.18%) E-Commerce
16 58 (6.08%) OO
16 58 (6.08%) Unit Testing
17 57 (5.97%) MapReduce
18 52 (5.45%) Continuous Delivery
18 52 (5.45%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 355 (37.21%) Java
2 278 (29.14%) JavaScript
3 189 (19.81%) Python
4 158 (16.56%) Ruby
5 147 (15.41%) SQL
6 74 (7.76%) Bash Shell
7 70 (7.34%) C#
8 61 (6.39%) PHP
9 50 (5.24%) Shell Script
10 48 (5.03%) Scala
11 47 (4.93%) Go
12 37 (3.88%) Perl
13 30 (3.14%) Objective-C
14 26 (2.73%) Apple Swift
15 24 (2.52%) ES6
16 22 (2.31%) PowerShell
17 14 (1.47%) Groovy
18 12 (1.26%) T-SQL
19 11 (1.15%) PHP 5
20 10 (1.05%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 113 (11.84%) Security Cleared
2 87 (9.12%) SC Cleared
3 57 (5.97%) Degree
4 17 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.15%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.15%) ISEB
6 6 (0.63%) BC Cleared
6 6 (0.63%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.63%) PhD
7 5 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.31%) CCNP
8 3 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.31%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.31%) MCSE
9 2 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.21%) CCNA
9 2 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (7.44%) QA
2 4 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.31%) HL7
4 2 (0.21%) GCP
4 2 (0.21%) GDPR
5 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 248 (26.00%) Docker
2 42 (4.40%) Apache Flume
3 31 (3.25%) HDFS
4 17 (1.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 15 (1.57%) etcd
5 15 (1.57%) flannel
6 11 (1.15%) Ceph
7 10 (1.05%) GlusterFS
7 10 (1.05%) SkyDNS
7 10 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.52%) vSphere
10 4 (0.42%) vCloud
10 4 (0.42%) Xen
11 3 (0.31%) pfSense
11 3 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.21%) Corosync
12 2 (0.21%) KVM
12 2 (0.21%) zsh
Systems Management
1 163 (17.09%) Ansible
2 162 (16.98%) Puppet
3 96 (10.06%) Kubernetes
4 87 (9.12%) Opscode Chef
5 79 (8.28%) Terraform
6 44 (4.61%) Graphite
7 36 (3.77%) Prometheus
8 32 (3.35%) logstash
9 28 (2.94%) Kibana
10 24 (2.52%) Hadoop YARN
11 19 (1.99%) HAProxy
11 19 (1.99%) Nagios
11 19 (1.99%) ZABBIX
12 18 (1.89%) Grafana
13 15 (1.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 15 (1.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 15 (1.57%) Sysdig
14 13 (1.36%) Ambari
14 13 (1.36%) rkt
14 13 (1.36%) Salt
Vendors
1 60 (6.29%) Microsoft
2 54 (5.66%) Red Hat
3 50 (5.24%) Oracle
4 45 (4.72%) Google
5 44 (4.61%) VMware
6 39 (4.09%) Splunk
7 36 (3.77%) MuleSoft
8 35 (3.67%) New Relic
9 30 (3.14%) Rackspace
10 25 (2.62%) IBM
11 21 (2.20%) Atlassian
11 21 (2.20%) Tableau
12 20 (2.10%) Apple
12 20 (2.10%) Informatica
12 20 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (1.89%) AppDynamics
14 16 (1.68%) Adobe
15 15 (1.57%) hybris
15 15 (1.57%) SAP
16 13 (1.36%) Talend