Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 201 251 260
Rank change year-on-year +50 +9 +125
Contract jobs citing GitHub 1,336 1,085 890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 1.07% 0.97%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.35% 5.46% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 719 624
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £363 £350 £300
90th Percentile £656 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 12
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £32.77 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.43% -8.97% +24.91%
10th Percentile £35.00 £24.09 £35.00
90th Percentile £62.23 £75.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -21.05% +31.94% +28.57%

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 24,987 19,866 12,109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.11% 19.64% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,194 13,566 8,432
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.98%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £655 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 272 152
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +11.11% -16.28%
10th Percentile £12.10 £11.30 £10.51
90th Percentile £62.25 £49.88 £51.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% +1.47% +1.49%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +46 1,267 £520 +4.00% 97
London +44 702 £545 +6.34% 62
UK excluding London +67 612 £475 +5.56% 41
South East +51 214 £483 +13.60% 6
North of England +38 148 £475 +13.77% 16
Yorkshire +46 88 £500 +21.58% 4
South West 0 77 £506 +6.58% 7
Midlands +32 74 £473 -9.13% 4
West Midlands +20 57 £474 +5.28% 3
East of England +20 47 £475 -2.56% 2
North West -18 43 £450 +5.88% 11
Scotland +16 30 £400 -11.11% 3
Wales +6 21 £360 -34.55% 2
East Midlands +22 17 £450 -15.40% 1
North East +10 17 £358 -31.84% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 746 (55.84%) Agile Software Development
2 615 (46.03%) Jenkins
3 577 (43.19%) DevOps
4 530 (39.67%) Git (software)
5 461 (34.51%) Java
6 405 (30.31%) Amazon AWS
7 401 (30.01%) Docker
8 387 (28.97%) JavaScript
9 377 (28.22%) Continuous Integration
10 375 (28.07%) Linux
11 330 (24.70%) JIRA
12 324 (24.25%) Microsoft Azure
13 308 (23.05%) Python
14 301 (22.53%) HTML
15 295 (22.08%) Kubernetes
16 284 (21.26%) CSS
17 282 (21.11%) TDD
18 278 (20.81%) Ansible
19 272 (20.36%) Test Automation
20 254 (19.01%) SQL
21 246 (18.41%) REST
22 244 (18.26%) Node.js
23 238 (17.81%) Scrum
24 205 (15.34%) BDD
25 204 (15.27%) Microservices
26 203 (15.19%) Spring
27 192 (14.37%) Confluence
28 188 (14.07%) Configuration Management
29 187 (14.00%) GitLab
30 183 (13.70%) Puppet

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
1 192 (14.37%) Confluence
2 108 (8.08%) Apache
3 71 (5.31%) Elasticsearch
4 68 (5.09%) nginx
5 44 (3.29%) Tomcat
6 41 (3.07%) WebLogic
7 36 (2.69%) Cloud Foundry
8 35 (2.62%) Apache Spark
9 32 (2.40%) JBoss
10 25 (1.87%) Mule
10 25 (1.87%) WebSphere
11 18 (1.35%) Anypoint
12 14 (1.05%) Mule ESB
13 12 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 10 (0.75%) CMS
14 10 (0.75%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 9 (0.67%) Traefik
15 9 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
16 8 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.15%) GIMP
6 1 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.075%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.075%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.075%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.15%) Magento
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.075%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.075%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.075%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 405 (30.31%) Amazon AWS
2 324 (24.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (5.31%) Serverless
4 65 (4.87%) Amazon S3
5 60 (4.49%) Slack
6 58 (4.34%) PaaS
7 56 (4.19%) npm
8 52 (3.89%) Amazon EC2
9 47 (3.52%) AWS Lambda
10 46 (3.44%) Google Cloud Platform
11 42 (3.14%) AWS CloudFormation
12 37 (2.77%) SaaS
13 34 (2.54%) Google Analytics
14 32 (2.40%) Heroku
15 31 (2.32%) OpenShift
16 29 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 24 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
18 21 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 19 (1.42%) Google Play
20 18 (1.35%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.37%) HTTP
2 37 (2.77%) TCP/IP
3 34 (2.54%) SSL
4 22 (1.65%) Firewall
5 14 (1.05%) Internet
5 14 (1.05%) VPN
6 12 (0.90%) Kerberos
7 11 (0.82%) DNS
8 10 (0.75%) DSL
9 9 (0.67%) SSH
10 7 (0.52%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.30%) LAN
11 4 (0.30%) Skype
11 4 (0.30%) WAN
12 3 (0.22%) FTP
13 2 (0.15%) AMQP
13 2 (0.15%) Ethernet
13 2 (0.15%) MPLS
13 2 (0.15%) SMTP
13 2 (0.15%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (11.15%) Big Data
2 129 (9.66%) SQL Server
3 112 (8.38%) NoSQL
4 101 (7.56%) Hadoop
5 98 (7.34%) PostgreSQL
6 96 (7.19%) MySQL
7 88 (6.59%) MongoDB
8 76 (5.69%) HBase
9 46 (3.44%) Redis
10 42 (3.14%) Parquet
11 38 (2.84%) Amazon Redshift
12 37 (2.77%) Amazon RDS
13 30 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 26 (1.95%) Relational Database
15 22 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
16 19 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 16 (1.20%) BigQuery
19 15 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 15 (1.12%) KDB
Development Applications
1 615 (46.03%) Jenkins
2 530 (39.67%) Git (software)
3 330 (24.70%) JIRA
4 187 (14.00%) GitLab
5 174 (13.02%) Cucumber
6 163 (12.20%) Selenium
7 151 (11.30%) Maven
8 115 (8.61%) Sonatype Nexus
9 103 (7.71%) Bitbucket
10 84 (6.29%) Gradle
11 83 (6.21%) Subversion
12 66 (4.94%) JUnit
13 65 (4.87%) Artifactory
14 64 (4.79%) SonarQube
15 63 (4.72%) gulp
16 57 (4.27%) Karma Test Runner
17 54 (4.04%) IntelliJ
18 51 (3.82%) Grunt
18 51 (3.82%) Protractor
19 49 (3.67%) webpack
General
1 180 (13.47%) Finance
2 90 (6.74%) Banking
3 27 (2.02%) Retail
4 26 (1.95%) Front Office
5 23 (1.72%) Games
6 19 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 18 (1.35%) Marketing
8 17 (1.27%) French Language
8 17 (1.27%) German Language
9 12 (0.90%) Investment Banking
9 12 (0.90%) Retail Banking
10 11 (0.82%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.67%) Publishing
12 8 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.52%) Law
14 6 (0.45%) Back Office
15 4 (0.30%) Advertising
16 3 (0.22%) Automotive
16 3 (0.22%) Electronics
16 3 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 661 (49.48%) Developer
2 254 (19.01%) DevOps Engineer
3 148 (11.08%) Java Developer
4 107 (8.01%) Architect
5 76 (5.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 71 (5.31%) Senior Developer
7 68 (5.09%) React Developer
8 66 (4.94%) Full Stack Developer
9 63 (4.72%) .NET Developer
10 59 (4.42%) AWS Engineer
11 45 (3.37%) AWS Architect
12 44 (3.29%) Software Engineer
13 43 (3.22%) AWS DevOps
13 43 (3.22%) JavaScript Developer
14 41 (3.07%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 39 (2.92%) C# Developer
15 39 (2.92%) Python Developer
16 37 (2.77%) Software Developer
16 37 (2.77%) Tester
17 36 (2.69%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (22.53%) HTML
2 284 (21.26%) CSS
3 246 (18.41%) REST
4 244 (18.26%) Node.js
5 203 (15.19%) Spring
6 179 (13.40%) JSON
7 157 (11.75%) HTML5
8 148 (11.08%) AngularJS
9 143 (10.70%) Web Services
10 131 (9.81%) .NET
10 131 (9.81%) Kafka
11 126 (9.43%) React
12 122 (9.13%) RESTful
13 109 (8.16%) SOAP
14 90 (6.74%) jQuery
15 89 (6.66%) J2EE
16 88 (6.59%) Elastic Stack
17 77 (5.76%) XML
18 76 (5.69%) CSS3
19 69 (5.16%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 139 (10.40%) User Experience
2 68 (5.09%) Linux Command Line
3 67 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (4.79%) Mobile App
5 48 (3.59%) Virtual Team
6 45 (3.37%) Public Cloud
7 36 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
8 35 (2.62%) Data Structures
9 34 (2.54%) Algorithms
10 27 (2.02%) Management Information System
11 26 (1.95%) Cloud Native
12 25 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
12 25 (1.87%) NHS
13 24 (1.80%) Data Centre
13 24 (1.80%) Fintech
14 19 (1.42%) Device Driver
15 17 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 17 (1.27%) Private Cloud
16 14 (1.05%) Hedge funds
17 11 (0.82%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 375 (28.07%) Linux
2 151 (11.30%) Unix
3 119 (8.91%) Windows
4 80 (5.99%) Apple iOS
5 66 (4.94%) Ubuntu
6 63 (4.72%) Android
7 49 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (1.95%) CentOS
8 26 (1.95%) CoreOS
9 16 (1.20%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.45%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.30%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.22%) Debian
13 2 (0.15%) Solaris
13 2 (0.15%) VMS
14 1 (0.075%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 746 (55.84%) Agile Software Development
2 577 (43.19%) DevOps
3 377 (28.22%) Continuous Integration
4 282 (21.11%) TDD
5 272 (20.36%) Test Automation
6 238 (17.81%) Scrum
7 205 (15.34%) BDD
8 204 (15.27%) Microservices
9 188 (14.07%) Configuration Management
10 169 (12.65%) Open Source
11 139 (10.40%) Analytics
12 136 (10.18%) Web Development
13 132 (9.88%) Kanban
14 104 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
15 102 (7.63%) Continuous Delivery
16 98 (7.34%) Front End Development
17 97 (7.26%) Continuous Deployment
18 95 (7.11%) Continuous Improvement
19 89 (6.66%) Unit Testing
20 86 (6.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 461 (34.51%) Java
2 387 (28.97%) JavaScript
3 308 (23.05%) Python
4 254 (19.01%) SQL
5 183 (13.70%) C#
6 156 (11.68%) Ruby
7 137 (10.25%) Bash Shell
8 81 (6.06%) Perl
9 79 (5.91%) ES6
10 73 (5.46%) Java 8
11 69 (5.16%) PHP
11 69 (5.16%) Shell Script
12 65 (4.87%) Go
13 64 (4.79%) Groovy
14 56 (4.19%) TypeScript
15 54 (4.04%) Scala
16 44 (3.29%) PowerShell
17 29 (2.17%) Haskell
18 28 (2.10%) Apple Swift
19 26 (1.95%) C++
Qualifications
1 176 (13.17%) Security Cleared
2 137 (10.25%) SC Cleared
3 94 (7.04%) Degree
4 31 (2.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 11 (0.82%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.75%) AWS Certification
9 9 (0.67%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.60%) BC Cleared
10 8 (0.60%) ISEB
11 7 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.37%) PhD
14 4 (0.30%) CISSP
14 4 (0.30%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.30%) MCSE
15 3 (0.22%) CCNP
15 3 (0.22%) CHECK Team Member
15 3 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (6.66%) QA
2 15 (1.12%) GDPR
3 11 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.30%) ISO 15022
5 4 (0.30%) ISO 20022
5 4 (0.30%) SLA
6 3 (0.22%) FINRA
6 3 (0.22%) PSD2
7 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.075%) GAMP
8 1 (0.075%) GxP
8 1 (0.075%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.075%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.075%) MISRA
8 1 (0.075%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.075%) PMO
8 1 (0.075%) WAI
System Software
1 401 (30.01%) Docker
2 59 (4.42%) HDFS
3 43 (3.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 18 (1.35%) etcd
4 18 (1.35%) flannel
4 18 (1.35%) SkyDNS
5 16 (1.20%) Ceph
6 15 (1.12%) GlusterFS
7 11 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.60%) Active Directory
8 8 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.37%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 5 (0.37%) Squid
9 5 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.22%) Varnish
11 3 (0.22%) vSphere
12 2 (0.15%) iptables
12 2 (0.15%) zsh
Systems Management
1 295 (22.08%) Kubernetes
2 278 (20.81%) Ansible
3 183 (13.70%) Puppet
4 164 (12.28%) Terraform
5 100 (7.49%) Opscode Chef
6 64 (4.79%) Grafana
7 57 (4.27%) Kibana
8 49 (3.67%) Prometheus
9 46 (3.44%) Hadoop YARN
10 38 (2.84%) Sysdig
11 37 (2.77%) Graphite
12 30 (2.25%) Nagios
13 28 (2.10%) HAProxy
14 23 (1.72%) logstash
15 22 (1.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 22 (1.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 21 (1.57%) rkt
17 20 (1.50%) Icinga
18 17 (1.27%) Salt
18 17 (1.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 139 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 128 (9.58%) Google
3 91 (6.81%) Oracle
4 82 (6.14%) Atlassian
5 60 (4.49%) Red Hat
6 44 (3.29%) Splunk
7 34 (2.54%) Adobe
8 33 (2.47%) Greenplum
9 31 (2.32%) MuleSoft
10 21 (1.57%) VMware
11 19 (1.42%) AppDynamics
11 19 (1.42%) webMethods
12 18 (1.35%) SaltStack
13 15 (1.12%) Hortonworks
14 14 (1.05%) IFS
15 13 (0.97%) Apple
16 12 (0.90%) IBM
16 12 (0.90%) Tableau
16 12 (0.90%) Xamarin
17 11 (0.82%) Twitter