Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 178 197 231
Rank change year-on-year +19 +34 +29
Contract jobs citing GitHub 531 1,277 1,251
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.40% 1.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.90% 4.92% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 816 848
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £356 £359 £353
90th Percentile £650 £658 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.64% -15.58%
10th Percentile £25.10 £35.00 £28.07
90th Percentile £40.00 £53.75 £96.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 £70.00
% change year-on-year - -25.00% +68.67%

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 10,840 25,930 22,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.27% 28.44% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,114 17,756 15,497
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.44%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £305
90th Percentile £680 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 375 339
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +15.79% -
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £51.05 £70.00 £72.75
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.34 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.98% +27.63% -

GitHub
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GitHub as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GitHub in the UK

GitHub
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing GitHub.

Daily rate trend for GitHub in the UK

GitHub
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GitHub over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for GitHub in the UK

GitHub
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing GitHub.

Hourly rate trend for GitHub in the UK

GitHub
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing GitHub over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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 +20 485 £507 -3.43% 156
London +22 286 £525 -4.55% 68
UK excluding London +50 214 £500 +5.26% 99
North of England +36 97 £538 +13.16% 22
Yorkshire +27 67 £590 +19.19% 5
Work from Home +5 65 £475 +15.15% 24
South East +75 50 £510 +10.27% 17
Midlands +33 21 £425 -10.53% 19
West Midlands +32 18 £425 -10.53% 14
North West +51 16 £400 -20.00% 14
Scotland +51 14 £480 +28.00% 5
North East +30 14 £495 +28.16% 3
Wales +43 13 £535 +18.89% 7
South West +53 12 £444 -11.25% 14
East of England +50 7 £375 -16.67% 14
East Midlands +36 3 £488 +8.33% 5

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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.

1 276 (51.98%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (51.79%) DevOps
3 248 (46.70%) Git (software)
4 190 (35.78%) Continuous Integration
5 186 (35.03%) Java
6 183 (34.46%) Jenkins
7 179 (33.71%) Docker
8 177 (33.33%) AWS
9 147 (27.68%) Kubernetes
10 144 (27.12%) Python
11 136 (25.61%) JIRA
12 135 (25.42%) Azure
13 134 (25.24%) Test Automation
14 131 (24.67%) Terraform
15 127 (23.92%) JavaScript
16 124 (23.35%) Linux
17 108 (20.34%) Scrum
18 104 (19.59%) Security Cleared
18 104 (19.59%) Infrastructure as Code
19 102 (19.21%) Ansible
20 98 (18.46%) Node.js
21 93 (17.51%) JUnit
22 92 (17.33%) Windows
23 89 (16.76%) Finance
24 87 (16.38%) GitLab
25 86 (16.20%) C#
26 84 (15.82%) SQL
27 83 (15.63%) REST
28 77 (14.50%) Confluence
29 76 (14.31%) HTML

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 77 (14.50%) Confluence
2 21 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (3.95%) WebLogic
3 20 (3.77%) WebSphere
4 18 (3.39%) Cloud Foundry
5 17 (3.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 15 (2.82%) IIS
6 15 (2.82%) Mule
7 14 (2.64%) Apache Spark
8 12 (2.26%) JBoss
8 12 (2.26%) nginx
9 10 (1.88%) Oracle Service Bus
9 10 (1.88%) WebLogic Portal
10 8 (1.51%) Apache
10 8 (1.51%) Tomcat
11 7 (1.32%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.75%) Anypoint
13 3 (0.56%) SAS
13 3 (0.56%) WordPress
14 2 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (1.13%) Figma
2 4 (0.75%) LibreOffice
2 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.38%) Zeplin
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.19%) InVision
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.19%) Sketch
4 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (2.26%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (1.88%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.19%) Actimize
5 1 (0.19%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 177 (33.33%) AWS
2 135 (25.42%) Azure
3 58 (10.92%) GCP
4 56 (10.55%) Amazon EC2
5 55 (10.36%) Amazon S3
6 44 (8.29%) Serverless
7 43 (8.10%) Slack
8 32 (6.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 30 (5.65%) AWS Lambda
10 28 (5.27%) OpenShift
11 23 (4.33%) PaaS
12 22 (4.14%) npm
13 20 (3.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 18 (3.39%) Amazon EMR
14 18 (3.39%) SaaS
15 16 (3.01%) Amazon Cognito
16 14 (2.64%) Amazon EKS
16 14 (2.64%) Amazon SQS
16 14 (2.64%) Google Analytics
17 13 (2.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.16%) SSL
2 32 (6.03%) Firewall
3 31 (5.84%) TCP/IP
4 29 (5.46%) HTTP
5 28 (5.27%) DNS
6 25 (4.71%) Reverse Proxy
7 15 (2.82%) VLAN
8 10 (1.88%) Kerberos
9 9 (1.69%) SNMP
10 8 (1.51%) HTTPS
11 7 (1.32%) Internet
12 5 (0.94%) DSL
12 5 (0.94%) FTP
13 4 (0.75%) BGP
13 4 (0.75%) Network Security
13 4 (0.75%) OpenVPN
13 4 (0.75%) VPN
14 3 (0.56%) Skype
15 2 (0.38%) Junos
15 2 (0.38%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
3 31 (5.84%) MongoDB
4 29 (5.46%) MySQL
5 21 (3.95%) NoSQL
6 20 (3.77%) Big Data
7 18 (3.39%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (2.64%) Hadoop
9 13 (2.45%) Azure SQL Database
10 11 (2.07%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.88%) Cosmos DB
11 10 (1.88%) MariaDB
12 9 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.69%) Redis
13 8 (1.51%) Data Lake
14 7 (1.32%) Electronic Patient Records
15 6 (1.13%) Oracle Database
15 6 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 5 (0.94%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 248 (46.70%) Git (software)
2 183 (34.46%) Jenkins
3 136 (25.61%) JIRA
4 93 (17.51%) JUnit
5 87 (16.38%) GitLab
6 65 (12.24%) Selenium
7 58 (10.92%) Mockito
8 52 (9.79%) Bitbucket
9 51 (9.60%) Sonatype Nexus
10 47 (8.85%) Visual Studio
11 46 (8.66%) Maven
12 36 (6.78%) Cucumber
13 31 (5.84%) Subversion
14 28 (5.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 22 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
15 22 (4.14%) TeamCity
16 20 (3.77%) Gradle
16 20 (3.77%) SonarQube
17 16 (3.01%) Android Studio
17 16 (3.01%) Xcode
General
1 89 (16.76%) Finance
2 50 (9.42%) Public Sector
3 34 (6.40%) Banking
4 10 (1.88%) Retail
5 8 (1.51%) Back Office
5 8 (1.51%) Marketing
5 8 (1.51%) Publishing
6 7 (1.32%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.13%) Games
8 5 (0.94%) Law
8 5 (0.94%) Legal
9 3 (0.56%) Front Office
9 3 (0.56%) International Banking
9 3 (0.56%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.56%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.38%) Automotive
10 2 (0.38%) Electronics
10 2 (0.38%) French Language
10 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 192 (36.16%) Developer
2 108 (20.34%) DevOps Engineer
3 36 (6.78%) Architect
4 30 (5.65%) Consultant
5 28 (5.27%) Android Developer
5 28 (5.27%) Java Developer
6 22 (4.14%) Cloud Engineer
6 22 (4.14%) Technical Architect
7 19 (3.58%) Full Stack Developer
8 16 (3.01%) AWS Engineer
8 16 (3.01%) iOS Developer
9 15 (2.82%) AWS DevOps
9 15 (2.82%) C# Developer
10 14 (2.64%) Senior Developer
10 14 (2.64%) Site Engineer
10 14 (2.64%) Site Reliability Engineer
11 13 (2.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 13 (2.45%) Platform Engineer
11 13 (2.45%) Senior Architect
11 13 (2.45%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (18.46%) Node.js
2 83 (15.63%) REST
3 76 (14.31%) HTML
4 75 (14.12%) JSON
5 72 (13.56%) RESTful
6 65 (12.24%) .NET
7 64 (12.05%) CSS
8 52 (9.79%) AngularJS
8 52 (9.79%) Spring
9 49 (9.23%) Web Services
10 40 (7.53%) Spring Boot
11 37 (6.97%) React
12 35 (6.59%) HTML5
13 31 (5.84%) Express
13 31 (5.84%) XML
14 30 (5.65%) RxJava
15 29 (5.46%) Material Design
15 29 (5.46%) Retrofit
16 26 (4.90%) Elastic Stack
17 23 (4.33%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.10%) Mobile App
2 37 (6.97%) User Experience
3 21 (3.95%) Linux Command Line
4 18 (3.39%) Cloud Native
5 15 (2.82%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (2.45%) Data Structures
6 13 (2.45%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.26%) Blog
7 12 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.26%) Mobile Payment
8 10 (1.88%) Clustering
9 9 (1.69%) Market Risk
10 6 (1.13%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (0.94%) Social Media
12 4 (0.75%) iPad
12 4 (0.75%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 124 (23.35%) Linux
2 92 (17.33%) Windows
3 56 (10.55%) Android
4 35 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (5.27%) Windows Server
6 21 (3.95%) Windows Server 2016
7 20 (3.77%) Apple iOS
7 20 (3.77%) Unix
8 18 (3.39%) CentOS
9 15 (2.82%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.94%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (0.75%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.56%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (0.56%) Debian
12 3 (0.56%) Solaris
12 3 (0.56%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.38%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (51.98%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (51.79%) DevOps
3 190 (35.78%) Continuous Integration
4 134 (25.24%) Test Automation
5 108 (20.34%) Scrum
6 104 (19.59%) Infrastructure as Code
7 75 (14.12%) Microservices
8 69 (12.99%) TDD
9 65 (12.24%) Kanban
10 64 (12.05%) Configuration Management
10 64 (12.05%) Continuous Delivery
11 61 (11.49%) Continuous Deployment
12 54 (10.17%) Android Development
13 53 (9.98%) Open Source
14 52 (9.79%) Architectural Design
15 51 (9.60%) BDD
16 40 (7.53%) Deployment Automation
16 40 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
17 39 (7.34%) Pair Programming
17 39 (7.34%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 186 (35.03%) Java
2 144 (27.12%) Python
3 127 (23.92%) JavaScript
4 86 (16.20%) C#
5 84 (15.82%) SQL
6 60 (11.30%) Go
7 54 (10.17%) Bash Shell
8 53 (9.98%) Kotlin
9 47 (8.85%) PowerShell
10 42 (7.91%) Ruby
11 30 (5.65%) Shell Script
12 22 (4.14%) TypeScript
13 19 (3.58%) Java 8
14 17 (3.20%) Apple Swift
15 16 (3.01%) ES6
16 15 (2.82%) Scala
17 14 (2.64%) Groovy
18 13 (2.45%) Perl
18 13 (2.45%) PL/SQL
19 10 (1.88%) R
Qualifications
1 104 (19.59%) Security Cleared
2 69 (12.99%) SC Cleared
3 29 (5.46%) Degree
4 18 (3.39%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (2.64%) AWS Certification
7 13 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.51%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.94%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (0.94%) CISM
9 5 (0.94%) CISSP
9 5 (0.94%) CRISC
9 5 (0.94%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.56%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.56%) ISEB
11 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.19%) CCNA
12 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.52%) QA
2 6 (1.13%) GDPR
2 6 (1.13%) WCAG
3 5 (0.94%) SLA
4 3 (0.56%) NIST
5 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.19%) HL7
6 1 (0.19%) PMO
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 179 (33.71%) Docker
2 22 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.20%) Active Directory
4 16 (3.01%) vSphere
5 10 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.19%) HDFS
8 1 (0.19%) UAG
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 147 (27.68%) Kubernetes
2 131 (24.67%) Terraform
3 102 (19.21%) Ansible
4 62 (11.68%) Puppet
5 52 (9.79%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (6.78%) Grafana
6 36 (6.78%) Prometheus
7 34 (6.40%) Packer
8 17 (3.20%) Kibana
9 12 (2.26%) ZABBIX
10 10 (1.88%) Oracle Identity Management
11 7 (1.32%) Tivoli
11 7 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (1.13%) Nagios
13 5 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.75%) CloudForms
14 4 (0.75%) Control-M
14 4 (0.75%) logstash
14 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
15 3 (0.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 64 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 51 (9.60%) Google
3 50 (9.42%) Oracle
4 43 (8.10%) Splunk
5 35 (6.59%) Atlassian
6 30 (5.65%) AppDynamics
7 22 (4.14%) VMware
8 19 (3.58%) Red Hat
9 16 (3.01%) F5
10 14 (2.64%) Blue Coat
11 12 (2.26%) EMC
11 12 (2.26%) MuleSoft
11 12 (2.26%) SaltStack
12 11 (2.07%) IBM
13 10 (1.88%) Databricks
14 9 (1.69%) Dell
14 9 (1.69%) Sybase
15 8 (1.51%) ServiceNow
16 7 (1.32%) Lets Encrypt
17 6 (1.13%) Zscaler