Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 197 226 260
Rank change year-on-year +29 +34 +76
Contract jobs citing GitHub 1,286 1,283 959
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.26% 1.00%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.98% 5.68% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 782 855 678
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £363 £359 £313
90th Percentile £673 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £431
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.35% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -22.89% -5.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £70.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +64.71% +30.77%

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 25,803 22,605 14,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.66% 22.11% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,613 15,497 9,861
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
10th Percentile £306 £305 £275
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 332 203
UK median hourly rate £21.88 £18.60 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.63% -2.11% -3.11%
10th Percentile £13.48 £11.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £71.25 £59.75 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.71% - +2.94%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +21 1,203 £525 +5.00% 363
London +8 662 £550 +4.76% 167
UK excluding London +62 584 £475 +5.56% 213
North of England +83 223 £475 +11.76% 71
South East +23 152 £475 - 59
Yorkshire +77 144 £500 +11.11% 18
Midlands +72 83 £475 -8.65% 31
West Midlands +41 62 £475 -20.83% 19
North West -19 55 £481 +16.67% 48
East of England -3 41 £465 -2.11% 21
Scotland +39 39 £400 -5.88% 16
South West -1 36 £506 +23.85% 14
North East +39 24 £360 +2.86% 5
East Midlands +39 21 £463 -22.92% 12
Wales -1 9 £450 -18.18%
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 691 (53.73%) Agile Software Development
2 616 (47.90%) Jenkins
3 538 (41.84%) DevOps
4 485 (37.71%) Git (software)
5 474 (36.86%) Java
6 427 (33.20%) Amazon AWS
7 421 (32.74%) Python
8 382 (29.70%) Docker
9 377 (29.32%) JIRA
10 367 (28.54%) JavaScript
11 349 (27.14%) Ansible
12 315 (24.49%) Linux
13 294 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
14 287 (22.32%) Continuous Integration
15 272 (21.15%) SQL
16 262 (20.37%) Scrum
17 239 (18.58%) Kubernetes
18 238 (18.51%) Test Automation
18 238 (18.51%) Confluence
19 231 (17.96%) Node.js
20 209 (16.25%) TDD
21 202 (15.71%) Finance
22 191 (14.85%) JSON
23 183 (14.23%) Terraform
24 179 (13.92%) AngularJS
24 179 (13.92%) Open Source
25 177 (13.76%) Maven
26 176 (13.69%) Spring
26 176 (13.69%) HTML
27 170 (13.22%) REST

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
1 238 (18.51%) Confluence
2 72 (5.60%) Apache
3 64 (4.98%) Elasticsearch
4 52 (4.04%) Apache Spark
5 39 (3.03%) nginx
6 33 (2.57%) Cloud Foundry
7 30 (2.33%) IIS
8 26 (2.02%) WebSphere
9 24 (1.87%) Tomcat
10 22 (1.71%) Mule
11 16 (1.24%) JBoss
11 16 (1.24%) Magnolia
12 15 (1.17%) CMS
13 14 (1.09%) Apache Airflow
13 14 (1.09%) Jupyter
13 14 (1.09%) OpenStack
13 14 (1.09%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.78%) WordPress
15 9 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 9 (0.70%) Anypoint
Applications
1 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (0.31%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.23%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.078%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.078%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.078%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.078%) Sketch
5 1 (0.078%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 16 (1.24%) Sonata
2 6 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.078%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.078%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.078%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.078%) Magento
5 1 (0.078%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 427 (33.20%) Amazon AWS
2 294 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (7.62%) Serverless
4 81 (6.30%) AWS Lambda
5 80 (6.22%) Slack
6 73 (5.68%) Amazon EC2
7 66 (5.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 65 (5.05%) Amazon S3
9 61 (4.74%) npm
10 56 (4.35%) PaaS
11 48 (3.73%) AWS CloudFormation
12 46 (3.58%) Amazon ECS
13 38 (2.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 34 (2.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 32 (2.49%) SaaS
16 29 (2.26%) Route 53
17 28 (2.18%) Power Platform
18 25 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
19 20 (1.56%) CloudFront
19 20 (1.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.79%) HTTP
1 23 (1.79%) Internet
2 21 (1.63%) TCP/IP
2 21 (1.63%) VPN
3 19 (1.48%) SSL
4 17 (1.32%) Firewall
5 14 (1.09%) NAS
5 14 (1.09%) SAN
6 11 (0.86%) FTP
7 10 (0.78%) BIG-IP
7 10 (0.78%) DNS
8 9 (0.70%) DSL
8 9 (0.70%) Network Security
9 6 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (0.47%) NetScaler
10 5 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (0.31%) Intranet
12 3 (0.23%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (10.96%) Big Data
2 129 (10.03%) SQL Server
3 99 (7.70%) MySQL
4 78 (6.07%) Relational Database
5 76 (5.91%) Hadoop
6 63 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
7 54 (4.20%) NoSQL
8 48 (3.73%) MongoDB
9 46 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
10 45 (3.50%) Amazon Redshift
11 43 (3.34%) Amazon RDS
12 38 (2.95%) HBase
13 32 (2.49%) Oracle Database
14 29 (2.26%) Redis
15 28 (2.18%) Power BI
15 28 (2.18%) RDBMS
16 27 (2.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 27 (2.10%) Apache Hive
17 25 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
18 21 (1.63%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 616 (47.90%) Jenkins
2 485 (37.71%) Git (software)
3 377 (29.32%) JIRA
4 177 (13.76%) Maven
5 154 (11.98%) Sonatype Nexus
6 150 (11.66%) Selenium
7 144 (11.20%) Cucumber
8 117 (9.10%) GitLab
9 92 (7.15%) Bitbucket
10 90 (7.00%) Gradle
11 86 (6.69%) SonarQube
12 59 (4.59%) JUnit
13 58 (4.51%) Karma Test Runner
14 54 (4.20%) TeamCity
15 50 (3.89%) Jasmine
15 50 (3.89%) Visual Studio Team System
16 47 (3.65%) Protractor
17 43 (3.34%) Mockito
18 39 (3.03%) gulp
19 37 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 202 (15.71%) Finance
2 86 (6.69%) Banking
3 71 (5.52%) Public Sector
4 52 (4.04%) Front Office
5 31 (2.41%) Publishing
6 26 (2.02%) Financial Institution
7 23 (1.79%) Retail
8 19 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 18 (1.40%) Games
10 17 (1.32%) Marketing
11 16 (1.24%) Retail Banking
12 12 (0.93%) Law
13 10 (0.78%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.54%) Legal
15 5 (0.39%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.31%) Advertising
16 4 (0.31%) Back Office
16 4 (0.31%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.16%) Private Banking
17 2 (0.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 531 (41.29%) Developer
2 231 (17.96%) DevOps Engineer
3 103 (8.01%) AWS Engineer
4 97 (7.54%) Architect
5 96 (7.47%) Java Developer
6 94 (7.31%) Software Engineer
7 78 (6.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 61 (4.74%) AWS Architect
9 50 (3.89%) Cloud Engineer
9 50 (3.89%) Consultant
10 48 (3.73%) AWS Software Engineer
11 44 (3.42%) Full Stack Developer
12 42 (3.27%) AWS DevOps
13 41 (3.19%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 39 (3.03%) React Developer
15 38 (2.95%) JavaScript Developer
16 36 (2.80%) iOS Developer
16 36 (2.80%) Python Developer
17 32 (2.49%) Lead Software Engineer
18 30 (2.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (17.96%) Node.js
2 191 (14.85%) JSON
3 179 (13.92%) AngularJS
4 176 (13.69%) HTML
4 176 (13.69%) Spring
5 170 (13.22%) REST
6 166 (12.91%) React
7 165 (12.83%) CSS
8 160 (12.44%) Web Services
9 110 (8.55%) RESTful
10 109 (8.48%) Spring Boot
11 93 (7.23%) HTML5
12 92 (7.15%) .NET
13 86 (6.69%) Kafka
14 72 (5.60%) jQuery
15 71 (5.52%) XML
16 61 (4.74%) Elastic Stack
17 60 (4.67%) CSS3
18 58 (4.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 50 (3.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 141 (10.96%) User Experience
2 82 (6.38%) Mobile App
3 63 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (3.65%) Derivative
4 47 (3.65%) Fixed Income
5 46 (3.58%) Public Cloud
6 41 (3.19%) Linux Command Line
7 35 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
8 32 (2.49%) Blog
9 29 (2.26%) Cloud Native
10 24 (1.87%) Management Information System
11 21 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
12 19 (1.48%) NHS
13 18 (1.40%) Algorithms
13 18 (1.40%) Clustering
14 17 (1.32%) Virtual Team
15 16 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
16 15 (1.17%) PKI
16 15 (1.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 315 (24.49%) Linux
2 133 (10.34%) Windows
3 132 (10.26%) Unix
4 79 (6.14%) Apple iOS
5 59 (4.59%) Android
6 42 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (2.80%) Ubuntu
8 26 (2.02%) Windows Server
9 24 (1.87%) CentOS
10 12 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.78%) Windows 10
11 10 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.54%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.54%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.54%) Solaris
13 6 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.39%) CoreOS
15 2 (0.16%) AIX
15 2 (0.16%) VMS
16 1 (0.078%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 691 (53.73%) Agile Software Development
2 538 (41.84%) DevOps
3 287 (22.32%) Continuous Integration
4 262 (20.37%) Scrum
5 238 (18.51%) Test Automation
6 209 (16.25%) TDD
7 179 (13.92%) Open Source
8 160 (12.44%) Kanban
9 156 (12.13%) Microservices
10 155 (12.05%) Configuration Management
11 150 (11.66%) BDD
12 142 (11.04%) Front End Development
13 136 (10.58%) Software Engineering
14 129 (10.03%) Analytics
15 123 (9.56%) Mentoring
16 110 (8.55%) Migration
17 107 (8.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 95 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
19 83 (6.45%) Web Development
20 82 (6.38%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 474 (36.86%) Java
2 421 (32.74%) Python
3 367 (28.54%) JavaScript
4 272 (21.15%) SQL
5 165 (12.83%) C#
6 135 (10.50%) Bash Shell
7 98 (7.62%) PowerShell
7 98 (7.62%) Ruby
8 92 (7.15%) ES6
9 83 (6.45%) Java 8
10 71 (5.52%) Shell Script
11 67 (5.21%) TypeScript
12 66 (5.13%) C++
13 63 (4.90%) Perl
14 57 (4.43%) PHP
15 54 (4.20%) Go
16 48 (3.73%) Apple Swift
17 40 (3.11%) Scala
18 36 (2.80%) Groovy
19 25 (1.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 136 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 105 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 52 (4.04%) Degree
4 23 (1.79%) AWS Certification
5 16 (1.24%) ISTQB
6 13 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (0.93%) ISEB
8 11 (0.86%) CCNP
8 11 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (0.86%) Master's Degree
9 10 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.47%) CISA
10 6 (0.47%) CISM
10 6 (0.47%) CISMP
10 6 (0.47%) CISSP
10 6 (0.47%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 6 (0.47%) ISSMP
10 6 (0.47%) PhD
11 5 (0.39%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.98%) QA
2 9 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.47%) GDPR
4 6 (0.47%) WCAG
5 5 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (0.39%) NIST
6 3 (0.23%) SLA
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.16%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.078%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.078%) GAMP
8 1 (0.078%) GxP
8 1 (0.078%) HL7
8 1 (0.078%) PMO
8 1 (0.078%) PSD2
8 1 (0.078%) WAI
System Software
1 382 (29.70%) Docker
2 34 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.79%) Active Directory
4 20 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.40%) HDFS
6 12 (0.93%) VMware NSX
7 11 (0.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 8 (0.62%) KVM
8 8 (0.62%) vSphere
9 6 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.39%) Snort
10 5 (0.39%) Squid
10 5 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.23%) oVirt
12 3 (0.23%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 3 (0.23%) Varnish
13 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 349 (27.14%) Ansible
2 239 (18.58%) Kubernetes
3 183 (14.23%) Terraform
4 151 (11.74%) Puppet
5 119 (9.25%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (3.42%) Grafana
7 25 (1.94%) Graphite
8 23 (1.79%) Prometheus
9 22 (1.71%) Hadoop YARN
10 21 (1.63%) Salt
11 20 (1.56%) Kibana
11 20 (1.56%) SCCM
12 19 (1.48%) ZABBIX
13 17 (1.32%) Nagios
13 17 (1.32%) Sysdig
14 15 (1.17%) Packer
15 12 (0.93%) HAProxy
16 10 (0.78%) WMI
17 9 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
17 9 (0.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 121 (9.41%) Oracle
2 118 (9.18%) Microsoft
3 108 (8.40%) Google
4 104 (8.09%) Splunk
5 75 (5.83%) Atlassian
6 57 (4.43%) VMware
7 46 (3.58%) Bloomberg
7 46 (3.58%) MuleSoft
7 46 (3.58%) Reuters
8 40 (3.11%) AppDynamics
9 36 (2.80%) Greenplum
10 35 (2.72%) IBM
11 32 (2.49%) Citrix
12 30 (2.33%) Red Hat
13 26 (2.02%) Adobe
13 26 (2.02%) SAP
14 24 (1.87%) Cisco
15 21 (1.63%) EMC
16 20 (1.56%) F5
17 17 (1.32%) HP