Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 2018 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 222 252 316
Rank change year-on-year +30 +64 +152
Contract jobs citing GitHub 1,294 1,021 868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.03% 0.81%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.80% 6.94% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 714 642
UK median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% +18.75%
10th Percentile £357 £325 £325
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 32 1
UK median hourly rate £51.00 £62.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.40% +92.31% +30.00%
10th Percentile £30.50 £35.05 £31.25
90th Percentile £127.50 £63.75 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £62.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +12.00% +92.31% +30.00%

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 22,310 14,707 11,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.65% 14.89% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,309 10,070 7,986
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +9.76%
10th Percentile £304 £270 £281
90th Percentile £641 £625 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 219 178
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £18.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.54% -17.48%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £63.79 £63.75 £48.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.98 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.80% +11.65% -26.09%

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GitHub in the UK

GitHub
Top 15 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 19 September 2018. 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 +33 1,227 £500 - 377
London +36 788 £525 +1.45% 193
UK excluding London +17 486 £439 -2.50% 197
North of England +36 152 £425 - 48
South East -11 144 £475 +2.70% 66
North West +13 78 £406 -4.41% 29
Yorkshire +16 68 £450 +0.56% 17
Midlands +22 60 £470 -2.41% 22
East of England +3 57 £450 -6.49% 23
West Midlands +1 53 £460 -9.80% 13
Scotland -46 33 £425 +13.33% 8
South West -9 29 £404 -10.28% 25
Wales -7 16 £475 -7.32% 5
East Midlands +17 11 £600 +71.43% 9
North East +1 6 £350 +8.53% 2

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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.

1 724 (55.95%) Agile Software Development
2 662 (51.16%) Jenkins
3 531 (41.04%) Git (software)
4 514 (39.72%) DevOps
5 512 (39.57%) Java
6 457 (35.32%) JavaScript
7 434 (33.54%) Amazon AWS
8 424 (32.77%) Linux
9 411 (31.76%) Python
10 383 (29.60%) Continuous Integration
11 356 (27.51%) Docker
12 313 (24.19%) Test Automation
13 297 (22.95%) JIRA
14 296 (22.87%) TDD
15 287 (22.18%) HTML
16 281 (21.72%) CSS
17 275 (21.25%) Scrum
18 271 (20.94%) Ansible
19 228 (17.62%) Node.js
20 226 (17.47%) Finance
21 223 (17.23%) SQL
22 219 (16.92%) Ruby
23 211 (16.31%) Microsoft Azure
24 208 (16.07%) Bash Shell
24 208 (16.07%) Puppet
25 196 (15.15%) GitLab
26 190 (14.68%) Microservices
27 186 (14.37%) Configuration Management
28 181 (13.99%) OO
29 179 (13.83%) BDD

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
1 156 (12.06%) Confluence
2 91 (7.03%) Apache
3 85 (6.57%) Tomcat
4 79 (6.11%) WebLogic
5 77 (5.95%) Elasticsearch
6 69 (5.33%) Cloud Foundry
7 64 (4.95%) nginx
8 55 (4.25%) WebSphere
9 52 (4.02%) Apache Spark
10 50 (3.86%) OpenStack
11 49 (3.79%) CMS
12 37 (2.86%) JBoss
13 27 (2.09%) Drupal
14 20 (1.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 20 (1.55%) WordPress
15 14 (1.08%) GemFire
16 12 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
17 11 (0.85%) IIS
18 10 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
18 10 (0.77%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.39%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.23%) InVision
4 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.15%) Windchill
6 1 (0.077%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.077%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.077%) Maya
6 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.077%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.31%) Fredhopper
1 4 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.23%) Eloqua
2 3 (0.23%) Magento
2 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.077%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.077%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.077%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.077%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 434 (33.54%) Amazon AWS
2 211 (16.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (6.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 80 (6.18%) Amazon EC2
5 73 (5.64%) Heroku
6 71 (5.49%) Amazon S3
7 63 (4.87%) Serverless
8 56 (4.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 51 (3.94%) Google Analytics
10 49 (3.79%) SaaS
11 48 (3.71%) AWS Lambda
11 48 (3.71%) npm
12 47 (3.63%) PaaS
13 42 (3.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 40 (3.09%) Slack
15 36 (2.78%) IBM Cloud
16 28 (2.16%) Route 53
17 27 (2.09%) Amazon ELB
17 27 (2.09%) OpenShift
18 26 (2.01%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 83 (6.41%) HTTP
2 55 (4.25%) TCP/IP
3 54 (4.17%) SSL
4 42 (3.25%) Firewall
5 21 (1.62%) VPN
6 20 (1.55%) DNS
6 20 (1.55%) Intrusion Detection
7 16 (1.24%) HTTPS
7 16 (1.24%) Internet
8 9 (0.70%) Network Security
9 8 (0.62%) AMQP
9 8 (0.62%) LAN
10 7 (0.54%) Skype
10 7 (0.54%) SSH
10 7 (0.54%) WAN
11 6 (0.46%) DHCP
11 6 (0.46%) MQTT
11 6 (0.46%) SMS
12 5 (0.39%) Junos
12 5 (0.39%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (12.29%) MySQL
2 152 (11.75%) MongoDB
3 138 (10.66%) PostgreSQL
4 130 (10.05%) NoSQL
5 87 (6.72%) Big Data
6 83 (6.41%) Hadoop
7 75 (5.80%) SQL Server
8 63 (4.87%) Relational Database
9 49 (3.79%) Amazon RDS
10 43 (3.32%) HBase
11 37 (2.86%) Apache Hive
12 35 (2.70%) Redis
13 30 (2.32%) InfluxDB
14 22 (1.70%) Neo4j
15 20 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
16 17 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 16 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
17 16 (1.24%) Oracle Database
18 15 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
19 14 (1.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 662 (51.16%) Jenkins
2 531 (41.04%) Git (software)
3 297 (22.95%) JIRA
4 196 (15.15%) GitLab
5 172 (13.29%) Selenium
6 152 (11.75%) Cucumber
7 145 (11.21%) Maven
8 118 (9.12%) Sonatype Nexus
9 117 (9.04%) Bitbucket
10 85 (6.57%) Ant
10 85 (6.57%) Artifactory
11 81 (6.26%) IntelliJ
12 80 (6.18%) JUnit
13 77 (5.95%) TeamCity
14 70 (5.41%) gulp
15 65 (5.02%) SonarQube
16 61 (4.71%) Grunt
17 56 (4.33%) WebDriver
18 54 (4.17%) Gatling
19 49 (3.79%) webpack
General
1 226 (17.47%) Finance
2 106 (8.19%) Banking
3 28 (2.16%) Retail
4 23 (1.78%) Publishing
5 21 (1.62%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.47%) Marketing
7 12 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 12 (0.93%) Investment Banking
8 11 (0.85%) Back Office
9 9 (0.70%) Advertising
9 9 (0.70%) Games
10 8 (0.62%) Legal
11 6 (0.46%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.39%) Law
12 5 (0.39%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.31%) Billing
13 4 (0.31%) German Language
14 3 (0.23%) Automotive
14 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 638 (49.30%) Developer
2 273 (21.10%) DevOps Engineer
3 138 (10.66%) Java Developer
4 68 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
5 64 (4.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 64 (4.95%) React Developer
6 61 (4.71%) .NET Developer
7 56 (4.33%) AWS DevOps
7 56 (4.33%) JavaScript Developer
8 54 (4.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 54 (4.17%) Senior Developer
9 51 (3.94%) Senior DevOps
9 51 (3.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 48 (3.71%) Architect
11 41 (3.17%) Angular Developer
11 41 (3.17%) Full Stack Developer
12 40 (3.09%) Web Developer
13 37 (2.86%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 37 (2.86%) Python Developer
14 35 (2.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (22.18%) HTML
2 281 (21.72%) CSS
3 228 (17.62%) Node.js
4 176 (13.60%) AngularJS
5 168 (12.98%) RESTful
6 151 (11.67%) HTML5
7 139 (10.74%) .NET
8 138 (10.66%) REST
9 134 (10.36%) React
10 133 (10.28%) Kafka
11 131 (10.12%) Spring
12 116 (8.96%) jQuery
13 115 (8.89%) JSON
14 102 (7.88%) Web Services
15 90 (6.96%) XML
16 84 (6.49%) Spring Boot
17 82 (6.34%) CSS3
18 77 (5.95%) Gherkin
19 68 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
19 68 (5.26%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 99 (7.65%) User Experience
2 98 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (4.87%) Computer Science
4 50 (3.86%) Data Structures
5 49 (3.79%) Mobile App
6 45 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
7 44 (3.40%) Algorithms
8 40 (3.09%) Fintech
9 30 (2.32%) iPad
10 29 (2.24%) Device Driver
11 27 (2.09%) Virtual Team
12 23 (1.78%) Blog
13 21 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 21 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
14 18 (1.39%) Online Banking
15 17 (1.31%) Public Cloud
16 16 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
17 15 (1.16%) PKI
18 14 (1.08%) Cloud Native
19 13 (1.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 424 (32.77%) Linux
2 156 (12.06%) Unix
3 115 (8.89%) Windows
4 104 (8.04%) Ubuntu
5 74 (5.72%) CentOS
6 52 (4.02%) Android
7 46 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (2.86%) CoreOS
9 36 (2.78%) Apple iOS
10 23 (1.78%) Windows Server
11 21 (1.62%) Solaris
12 10 (0.77%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.39%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.39%) VMS
13 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.31%) DC/OS
15 3 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.15%) AIX
17 1 (0.077%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 724 (55.95%) Agile Software Development
2 514 (39.72%) DevOps
3 383 (29.60%) Continuous Integration
4 313 (24.19%) Test Automation
5 296 (22.87%) TDD
6 275 (21.25%) Scrum
7 190 (14.68%) Microservices
8 186 (14.37%) Configuration Management
9 181 (13.99%) OO
10 179 (13.83%) BDD
11 178 (13.76%) Open Source
12 106 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
13 105 (8.11%) Deployment Automation
14 102 (7.88%) Analytics
15 90 (6.96%) Software Engineering
16 89 (6.88%) E-Commerce
17 86 (6.65%) SDLC
18 84 (6.49%) MVC
19 83 (6.41%) Front End Development
20 81 (6.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 512 (39.57%) Java
2 457 (35.32%) JavaScript
3 411 (31.76%) Python
4 223 (17.23%) SQL
5 219 (16.92%) Ruby
6 208 (16.07%) Bash Shell
7 164 (12.67%) C#
8 102 (7.88%) Groovy
9 101 (7.81%) Perl
10 99 (7.65%) PHP
11 80 (6.18%) Scala
12 79 (6.11%) Go
13 69 (5.33%) ES6
14 66 (5.10%) Shell Script
15 48 (3.71%) Java 8
15 48 (3.71%) PowerShell
16 36 (2.78%) Haskell
17 33 (2.55%) TypeScript
18 29 (2.24%) C++
19 25 (1.93%) C
Qualifications
1 68 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 61 (4.71%) Degree
3 57 (4.40%) SC Cleared
4 30 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (1.24%) CISM
5 16 (1.24%) CISSP
6 14 (1.08%) AWS Certification
7 8 (0.62%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.39%) CCNA
8 5 (0.39%) CCNP
8 5 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.39%) ISEB
9 4 (0.31%) CEH
10 3 (0.23%) MCSA
10 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.15%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.15%) OCA
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (6.96%) QA
2 58 (4.48%) GCP
3 21 (1.62%) GDPR
4 16 (1.24%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.93%) FINRA
6 9 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.39%) PMO
8 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.23%) PSD2
8 3 (0.23%) SLA
9 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.15%) WCAG
10 1 (0.077%) WAI
System Software
1 356 (27.51%) Docker
2 39 (3.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 30 (2.32%) HDFS
3 30 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (1.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (0.85%) Ceph
6 10 (0.77%) etcd
6 10 (0.77%) flannel
6 10 (0.77%) GlusterFS
6 10 (0.77%) SkyDNS
7 9 (0.70%) ProxySG
8 7 (0.54%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.31%) vSphere
11 3 (0.23%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.23%) Squid
11 3 (0.23%) XenApp
12 2 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 271 (20.94%) Ansible
2 208 (16.07%) Puppet
3 177 (13.68%) Kubernetes
4 158 (12.21%) Terraform
5 135 (10.43%) Opscode Chef
6 105 (8.11%) Grafana
7 88 (6.80%) Kibana
8 69 (5.33%) Prometheus
9 63 (4.87%) Nagios
10 38 (2.94%) Consul
11 37 (2.86%) ZABBIX
12 36 (2.78%) Graphite
12 36 (2.78%) Mesos
13 35 (2.70%) logstash
14 31 (2.40%) Icinga
15 24 (1.85%) Hadoop YARN
15 24 (1.85%) Sysdig
16 20 (1.55%) HAProxy
17 17 (1.31%) Pingdom
17 17 (1.31%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 137 (10.59%) Google
2 108 (8.35%) Microsoft
3 105 (8.11%) Oracle
4 72 (5.56%) Atlassian
5 64 (4.95%) Red Hat
6 49 (3.79%) Splunk
7 46 (3.55%) IBM
8 44 (3.40%) New Relic
9 43 (3.32%) Adobe
10 36 (2.78%) Hortonworks
11 27 (2.09%) AppDynamics
12 25 (1.93%) Twitter
13 24 (1.85%) webMethods
14 23 (1.78%) hybris
14 23 (1.78%) SaltStack
15 22 (1.70%) Symantec
16 20 (1.55%) Cloudera
16 20 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
17 17 (1.31%) PagerDuty
18 16 (1.24%) Tableau