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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 332 431
Rank change year-on-year +93 +99  
Contract jobs citing GitHub 452 355 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 0.64% 0.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.48% 7.29% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 248 144
Median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £350 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £576 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 1
Median hourly rate £37.00 £55.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.72% +175.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 - -

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 6039 4872 2960
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.00% 8.72% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4185 3353 1869
Median daily rate £475 £450 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +6.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +1.74% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 84 109
Median hourly rate £20.58 £23.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.43% -9.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £14.15 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £44.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.17% -19.00%  

GitHub
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing GitHub as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GitHub in the UK

GitHub
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +75 434 £450 - 144
London +21 240 £499 +7.25% 69
South East +83 84 £494 +19.78% 23
North West +52 34 £381 -21.79% 16
City of London +17 29 £475 - 19
Oxfordshire +20 28 £555 +23.33% 6
East of England +14 25 £275 -11.29% 10
Yorkshire +12 22 £345 -37.27% 3
Manchester +22 20 £394 -21.25% 14
Essex - 20 £275 -
South West +13 18 £425 +15.25% 8
Oxford +10 17 £540 +20.00% 3
West Yorkshire +27 15 £325 -35.00% 1
Surrey +10 15 £450 +9.09% 3
Scotland - 14 £323 - 4
Leeds +19 12 £333 -33.50% 1
Hampshire +11 9 £456 +20.86% 5
Cheshire +41 8 £343 -20.11%
West Sussex +21 8 £488 - 2
Worthing - 8 £488 - 1
Middlesex +10 7 £210 -50.58%
Devon -4 7 £390 - 3
Plymouth -8 7 £390 - 3
Staines - 7 £563 -
Berkshire - 7 £350 - 7
Glasgow - 7 £375 - 2
Bristol +5 6 £438 +20.68% 2
Buckinghamshire - 6 £400 -
Chester - 6 £309 -
Brentwood - 6 - -

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 469 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (45.50%) Jenkins
3 373 (42.00%) DevOps
4 359 (40.43%) Git (software)
5 319 (35.92%) JavaScript
6 317 (35.70%) Java
7 242 (27.25%) TDD
8 236 (26.58%) HTML
9 234 (26.35%) Linux
10 223 (25.11%) Continuous Integration
11 211 (23.76%) Amazon AWS
12 196 (22.07%) JIRA
12 196 (22.07%) CSS
13 191 (21.51%) Docker
14 185 (20.83%) Puppet
15 171 (19.26%) Scrum
16 169 (19.03%) Selenium
17 168 (18.92%) SQL
17 168 (18.92%) AngularJS
18 161 (18.13%) Cucumber
19 152 (17.12%) Ruby
20 149 (16.78%) Node.js
21 144 (16.22%) Python
22 125 (14.08%) Maven
23 123 (13.85%) BDD
23 123 (13.85%) Ansible
24 120 (13.51%) RESTful
24 120 (13.51%) JSON
25 119 (13.40%) REST
26 117 (13.18%) Microservices

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
1 102 (11.49%) Confluence
2 58 (6.53%) Elasticsearch
3 41 (4.62%) JBoss
4 34 (3.83%) Apache
4 34 (3.83%) nginx
4 34 (3.83%) WebSphere
5 33 (3.72%) WebSphere Application Server
6 32 (3.60%) OpenStack
7 31 (3.49%) Tomcat
8 28 (3.15%) Cloud Foundry
9 26 (2.93%) WebSphere Process Server
10 25 (2.82%) CMS
11 18 (2.03%) Apache Spark
11 18 (2.03%) WordPress
12 15 (1.69%) Mule
13 13 (1.46%) IIS
14 12 (1.35%) WebLogic
15 10 (1.13%) Alfresco
15 10 (1.13%) Anypoint
15 10 (1.13%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.34%) InVision
3 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.11%) HipChat
3 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.23%) Magento
2 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.11%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 211 (23.76%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (11.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (4.28%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (3.49%) PaaS
5 26 (2.93%) Amazon S3
6 22 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 21 (2.36%) Google Analytics
8 18 (2.03%) OpenShift
9 17 (1.91%) Heroku
10 15 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (1.24%) Datadog
11 11 (1.24%) IaaS
12 10 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (1.13%) BrowserStack
13 9 (1.01%) Sauce Labs
14 8 (0.90%) SaaS
15 6 (0.68%) CloudBees
15 6 (0.68%) Slack
16 5 (0.56%) Quay.io
16 5 (0.56%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.86%) HTTP
2 33 (3.72%) SSL
3 32 (3.60%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.35%) DNS
5 10 (1.13%) Firewall
5 10 (1.13%) LDAP
6 9 (1.01%) Kerberos
7 6 (0.68%) Skype
8 5 (0.56%) Network Security
8 5 (0.56%) VPN
9 4 (0.45%) IPv4
9 4 (0.45%) IPv6
9 4 (0.45%) SAN
10 3 (0.34%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.34%) Intranet
10 3 (0.34%) NAS
10 3 (0.34%) SSH
11 2 (0.23%) IMAP
11 2 (0.23%) POP3
11 2 (0.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (11.26%) NoSQL
2 91 (10.25%) MongoDB
3 80 (9.01%) PostgreSQL
4 79 (8.90%) SQL Server
5 65 (7.32%) MySQL
6 38 (4.28%) Hadoop
7 37 (4.17%) Big Data
7 37 (4.17%) Redis
8 22 (2.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 22 (2.48%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.35%) Apache Hive
9 12 (1.35%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.35%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (1.13%) Blockchain
11 8 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (0.90%) HBase
12 6 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.56%) CouchDB
13 5 (0.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 404 (45.50%) Jenkins
2 359 (40.43%) Git (software)
3 196 (22.07%) JIRA
4 169 (19.03%) Selenium
5 161 (18.13%) Cucumber
6 125 (14.08%) Maven
7 94 (10.59%) JUnit
8 77 (8.67%) Bitbucket
9 69 (7.77%) TeamCity
10 61 (6.87%) Gradle
11 59 (6.64%) Sonatype Nexus
12 54 (6.08%) Subversion
13 49 (5.52%) Grunt
13 49 (5.52%) gulp
14 46 (5.18%) Ant
15 45 (5.07%) GitLab
16 43 (4.84%) Mockito
16 43 (4.84%) WebDriver
17 41 (4.62%) Vagrant
18 35 (3.94%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 63 (7.09%) Finance
2 59 (6.64%) Banking
3 48 (5.41%) Retail
4 26 (2.93%) Marketing
5 19 (2.14%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.80%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.35%) Games
9 11 (1.24%) Automotive
10 8 (0.90%) Publishing
11 5 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.45%) Advertising
12 4 (0.45%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.34%) Electronics
13 3 (0.34%) Legal
14 2 (0.23%) Back Office
14 2 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.23%) Front Office
15 1 (0.11%) Finnish Language
15 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 464 (52.25%) Developer
2 158 (17.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 100 (11.26%) Java Developer
4 68 (7.66%) Senior Developer
5 55 (6.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 46 (5.18%) JavaScript Developer
7 38 (4.28%) AWS Engineer
8 35 (3.94%) Architect
9 34 (3.83%) Scala Developer
10 32 (3.60%) AWS DevOps
11 29 (3.27%) Tester
12 28 (3.15%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 25 (2.82%) .NET Developer
13 25 (2.82%) UI Developer
14 24 (2.70%) C# Developer
14 24 (2.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 24 (2.70%) Node.js Developer
15 23 (2.59%) Automation Tester
15 23 (2.59%) Software Developer
15 23 (2.59%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (26.58%) HTML
2 196 (22.07%) CSS
3 168 (18.92%) AngularJS
4 149 (16.78%) Node.js
5 120 (13.51%) JSON
5 120 (13.51%) RESTful
6 119 (13.40%) REST
7 105 (11.82%) Spring
8 101 (11.37%) HTML5
9 98 (11.04%) Web Services
10 84 (9.46%) jQuery
10 84 (9.46%) XML
11 75 (8.45%) SOAP
12 74 (8.33%) CSS3
13 66 (7.43%) .NET
13 66 (7.43%) React
13 66 (7.43%) Sass
14 47 (5.29%) RabbitMQ
15 43 (4.84%) Elastic Stack
16 39 (4.39%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.21%) User Experience
2 51 (5.74%) Mobile App
3 41 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (3.27%) Animation
5 26 (2.93%) Public Cloud
6 24 (2.70%) Blog
7 20 (2.25%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (1.91%) Virtual Team
10 16 (1.80%) Data Centre
10 16 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
11 14 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.58%) Replication
12 11 (1.24%) iPhone
13 9 (1.01%) Algorithms
13 9 (1.01%) Spread Betting
14 8 (0.90%) Credit Risk
15 7 (0.79%) Clustering
16 4 (0.45%) NHS
16 4 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 234 (26.35%) Linux
2 81 (9.12%) Unix
3 70 (7.88%) Windows
4 51 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 50 (5.63%) Ubuntu
6 41 (4.62%) Android
7 34 (3.83%) Apple iOS
7 34 (3.83%) CentOS
8 21 (2.36%) Windows Server
8 21 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (2.14%) CoreOS
10 15 (1.69%) SUSE
11 8 (0.90%) Debian
11 8 (0.90%) RancherOS
12 7 (0.79%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.45%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.11%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
2 373 (42.00%) DevOps
3 242 (27.25%) TDD
4 223 (25.11%) Continuous Integration
5 171 (19.26%) Scrum
6 123 (13.85%) BDD
7 117 (13.18%) Microservices
8 98 (11.04%) Open Source
9 87 (9.80%) Configuration Management
10 81 (9.12%) MVC
10 81 (9.12%) Pair Programming
11 66 (7.43%) Front End Development
12 64 (7.21%) Unit Testing
13 61 (6.87%) OO
14 59 (6.64%) E-Commerce
15 58 (6.53%) Analytics
16 55 (6.19%) Automated Testing
16 55 (6.19%) Continuous Delivery
17 53 (5.97%) Kanban
18 48 (5.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 319 (35.92%) JavaScript
2 317 (35.70%) Java
3 168 (18.92%) SQL
4 152 (17.12%) Ruby
5 144 (16.22%) Python
6 84 (9.46%) Scala
7 71 (8.00%) Bash Shell
7 71 (8.00%) C#
8 69 (7.77%) PHP
9 46 (5.18%) Go
10 44 (4.95%) Perl
11 36 (4.05%) Groovy
12 34 (3.83%) PowerShell
13 24 (2.70%) ES6
14 23 (2.59%) C++
15 22 (2.48%) Shell Script
16 19 (2.14%) T-SQL
17 18 (2.03%) Apple Swift
17 18 (2.03%) Objective-C
18 17 (1.91%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 70 (7.88%) Security Cleared
2 54 (6.08%) SC Cleared
3 50 (5.63%) Degree
4 11 (1.24%) ISEB
5 8 (0.90%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.79%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.56%) MCSE
8 4 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.23%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.23%) PMP
10 1 (0.11%) CISSP
10 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (6.87%) QA
2 18 (2.03%) SDET
3 5 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.23%) GDPR
6 1 (0.11%) HL7
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) SLA
6 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 191 (21.51%) Docker
2 18 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.46%) etcd
3 13 (1.46%) flannel
4 10 (1.13%) Active Directory
5 9 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.90%) vSphere
7 7 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (0.79%) GlusterFS
7 7 (0.79%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.68%) HDFS
9 5 (0.56%) vCloud
10 3 (0.34%) pfSense
11 2 (0.23%) Ceph
11 2 (0.23%) Corosync
11 2 (0.23%) Dovecot
11 2 (0.23%) LXC
11 2 (0.23%) SkyDNS
11 2 (0.23%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 185 (20.83%) Puppet
2 123 (13.85%) Ansible
3 106 (11.94%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (5.07%) Terraform
5 40 (4.50%) Kubernetes
6 31 (3.49%) Graphite
7 27 (3.04%) Kibana
8 21 (2.36%) logstash
9 17 (1.91%) Grafana
10 15 (1.69%) Nagios
11 14 (1.58%) Docker Swarm
12 13 (1.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 13 (1.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 13 (1.46%) ZABBIX
13 11 (1.24%) ITRS Geneos
14 10 (1.13%) Prometheus
14 10 (1.13%) Salt
15 8 (0.90%) Consul
15 8 (0.90%) Marathon
15 8 (0.90%) Rancher
Vendors
1 53 (5.97%) Splunk
2 49 (5.52%) VMware
3 47 (5.29%) Microsoft
4 46 (5.18%) Google
5 29 (3.27%) Oracle
6 23 (2.59%) AppDynamics
7 21 (2.36%) MuleSoft
7 21 (2.36%) New Relic
8 20 (2.25%) Red Hat
9 15 (1.69%) Atlassian
10 12 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.24%) Hortonworks
11 11 (1.24%) Rackspace
12 10 (1.13%) Apigee
12 10 (1.13%) ServiceNow
13 8 (0.90%) Adobe
14 7 (0.79%) F5
14 7 (0.79%) hybris
14 7 (0.79%) Informatica
14 7 (0.79%) SAP
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
AdRoc Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £465 - £511.50 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
PCR
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £620 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Andover
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