Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 250 262 375
Rank change year-on-year +12 +113 +190
Contract jobs citing GitHub 1,027 925 663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 0.97% 0.61%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.60% 7.64% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 669 500
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £350 £310 £306
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £411 £378
% change year-on-year +9.42% +8.94% +1.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 7
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.61% +28.57% +40.00%
10th Percentile £25.97 £28.10 £26.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £46.60 £92.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £36.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +71.23% +30.36% -

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 18,337 12,109 8,045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.34% 12.72% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,718 8,404 5,542
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £285 £275
90th Percentile £625 £614 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 165 123
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.50 £56.15 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.06 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.28% -7.78% -7.50%

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 25 February 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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 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 0 966 £500 +11.11% 325
London -6 609 £525 +10.53% 155
UK excluding London +35 413 £450 +9.42% 186
South East +33 152 £431 -4.17% 51
North of England -29 83 £425 - 54
North West +18 47 £425 - 33
South West +25 44 £475 +15.85% 14
Scotland +23 42 £425 +23.19% 10
Midlands +18 42 £500 +37.93% 33
East of England -11 37 £503 +93.27% 18
Yorkshire -55 35 £408 -4.12% 17
West Midlands +11 26 £450 +22.87% 16
East Midlands +1 10 £500 +60.00% 17
Wales - 10 £525 - 5
Northern Ireland -4 5 £450 - 1
North East +48 1 £525 +56.57% 4

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 553 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 511 (49.76%) Jenkins
3 449 (43.72%) Git (software)
4 444 (43.23%) DevOps
5 411 (40.02%) Java
6 382 (37.20%) Amazon AWS
7 333 (32.42%) Linux
8 320 (31.16%) Python
9 315 (30.67%) JavaScript
10 300 (29.21%) TDD
11 297 (28.92%) Continuous Integration
12 277 (26.97%) JIRA
13 259 (25.22%) Docker
14 220 (21.42%) Ansible
14 220 (21.42%) Scrum
15 218 (21.23%) HTML
16 200 (19.47%) Test Automation
17 197 (19.18%) REST
17 197 (19.18%) Node.js
18 193 (18.79%) CSS
19 187 (18.21%) Microservices
20 176 (17.14%) Puppet
21 167 (16.26%) Unix
22 161 (15.68%) JSON
23 157 (15.29%) Confluence
24 154 (15.00%) Finance
25 151 (14.70%) Microsoft Azure
26 148 (14.41%) Opscode Chef
27 147 (14.31%) Ruby
28 145 (14.12%) Configuration Management

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
1 157 (15.29%) Confluence
2 87 (8.47%) Apache
2 87 (8.47%) Apache Spark
3 58 (5.65%) Cloud Foundry
4 55 (5.36%) Tomcat
5 50 (4.87%) Elasticsearch
6 37 (3.60%) nginx
7 31 (3.02%) CMS
8 27 (2.63%) JBoss
9 26 (2.53%) WebLogic
10 21 (2.04%) OpenStack
10 21 (2.04%) WebSphere
11 20 (1.95%) Drupal
12 19 (1.85%) WordPress
13 12 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (1.07%) Umbraco
15 10 (0.97%) IIS
16 9 (0.88%) Mule
17 7 (0.68%) Anypoint
18 6 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 13 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
2 11 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.07%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.97%) InVision
4 9 (0.88%) Flinto
5 6 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.29%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.19%) HipChat
7 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.19%) SPSS
8 1 (0.097%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 9 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.68%) Magento
3 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.29%) RMDS
5 2 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.097%) iTrent
6 1 (0.097%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.097%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 382 (37.20%) Amazon AWS
2 151 (14.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
4 72 (7.01%) Amazon S3
4 72 (7.01%) Serverless
5 69 (6.72%) AWS Lambda
6 64 (6.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 56 (5.45%) PaaS
8 47 (4.58%) Route 53
9 41 (3.99%) CloudFront
10 40 (3.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 33 (3.21%) Slack
12 32 (3.12%) IaaS
13 31 (3.02%) Bluemix
13 31 (3.02%) IBM Cloud
14 21 (2.04%) Heroku
14 21 (2.04%) npm
14 21 (2.04%) OpenShift
14 21 (2.04%) SaaS
15 19 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 63 (6.13%) HTTP
2 44 (4.28%) TCP/IP
3 31 (3.02%) SSL
4 30 (2.92%) Firewall
5 24 (2.34%) Bluetooth
5 24 (2.34%) DNS
6 13 (1.27%) Internet
7 10 (0.97%) SMS
8 9 (0.88%) VPN
9 7 (0.68%) ICMP
9 7 (0.68%) Kerberos
9 7 (0.68%) tcpdump
9 7 (0.68%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.49%) Intranet
11 4 (0.39%) FTP
11 4 (0.39%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (0.39%) SSH
12 3 (0.29%) Network Security
13 2 (0.19%) FlexRay
13 2 (0.19%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (10.52%) PostgreSQL
2 102 (9.93%) Big Data
3 98 (9.54%) NoSQL
4 97 (9.44%) MySQL
5 93 (9.06%) Hadoop
6 72 (7.01%) SQL Server
7 69 (6.72%) Amazon RDS
8 68 (6.62%) MongoDB
9 53 (5.16%) HBase
10 48 (4.67%) Relational Database
11 45 (4.38%) Apache Hive
12 34 (3.31%) Redis
13 28 (2.73%) Parquet
14 23 (2.24%) RDBMS
15 21 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 18 (1.75%) Sqoop
17 15 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
18 12 (1.17%) Amazon Redshift
18 12 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 11 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 511 (49.76%) Jenkins
2 449 (43.72%) Git (software)
3 277 (26.97%) JIRA
4 111 (10.81%) GitLab
5 103 (10.03%) Gradle
6 97 (9.44%) Cucumber
7 88 (8.57%) Maven
8 84 (8.18%) Selenium
9 71 (6.91%) TeamCity
10 67 (6.52%) Bitbucket
11 46 (4.48%) Ant
12 42 (4.09%) Sonatype Nexus
13 41 (3.99%) Artifactory
14 38 (3.70%) Subversion
15 34 (3.31%) gulp
15 34 (3.31%) IntelliJ
16 33 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 30 (2.92%) JUnit
18 26 (2.53%) Crashlytics
18 26 (2.53%) SonarQube
General
1 154 (15.00%) Finance
2 73 (7.11%) Banking
3 40 (3.89%) Retail
4 20 (1.95%) Telecoms
5 19 (1.85%) Marketing
6 14 (1.36%) Publishing
7 12 (1.17%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.07%) Back Office
9 9 (0.88%) Billing
9 9 (0.88%) Legal
9 9 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.78%) Advertising
11 7 (0.68%) Front Office
12 6 (0.58%) Automotive
12 6 (0.58%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.39%) Electronics
13 4 (0.39%) Games
14 2 (0.19%) Digital Economy
15 1 (0.097%) Local Government
15 1 (0.097%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 499 (48.59%) Developer
2 219 (21.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 102 (9.93%) Java Developer
4 92 (8.96%) Senior Developer
5 86 (8.37%) AWS Engineer
6 75 (7.30%) AWS DevOps
7 67 (6.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 48 (4.67%) Full Stack Developer
9 45 (4.38%) .NET Developer
10 43 (4.19%) Android Developer
10 43 (4.19%) Scala Developer
11 39 (3.80%) JavaScript Developer
12 38 (3.70%) Data Engineer
13 36 (3.51%) Architect
14 34 (3.31%) Big Data Developer
14 34 (3.31%) C# Developer
14 34 (3.31%) Cloud Engineer
15 30 (2.92%) Software Engineer
16 28 (2.73%) iOS Developer
17 26 (2.53%) Big Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (21.23%) HTML
2 197 (19.18%) Node.js
2 197 (19.18%) REST
3 193 (18.79%) CSS
4 161 (15.68%) JSON
5 144 (14.02%) AngularJS
6 131 (12.76%) Spring
7 125 (12.17%) Web Services
8 105 (10.22%) .NET
9 102 (9.93%) Kafka
10 94 (9.15%) jQuery
11 89 (8.67%) RESTful
12 80 (7.79%) HTML5
12 80 (7.79%) React
13 75 (7.30%) XML
14 70 (6.82%) SOAP
15 63 (6.13%) ASP.NET
16 55 (5.36%) Spring Boot
17 54 (5.26%) J2EE
18 53 (5.16%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 70 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (6.72%) Linux Command Line
3 67 (6.52%) User Experience
4 45 (4.38%) Computer Science
4 45 (4.38%) Public Cloud
5 44 (4.28%) Mobile App
6 43 (4.19%) Fintech
7 38 (3.70%) Blog
8 37 (3.60%) Virtual Team
9 34 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
10 24 (2.34%) Algorithms
11 21 (2.04%) Data Centre
12 20 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.66%) Cloud Native
14 16 (1.56%) Data Structures
15 15 (1.46%) Analytical Mindset
16 13 (1.27%) Management Information System
17 11 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
18 10 (0.97%) Animation
19 8 (0.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 333 (32.42%) Linux
2 167 (16.26%) Unix
3 84 (8.18%) Android
4 76 (7.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 64 (6.23%) Apple iOS
6 52 (5.06%) Windows
7 24 (2.34%) Ubuntu
8 13 (1.27%) CoreOS
9 12 (1.17%) CentOS
9 12 (1.17%) Solaris
10 7 (0.68%) Windows Server
11 6 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.39%) Debian
13 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.19%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.097%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.097%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.097%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 553 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (43.23%) DevOps
3 300 (29.21%) TDD
4 297 (28.92%) Continuous Integration
5 220 (21.42%) Scrum
6 200 (19.47%) Test Automation
7 187 (18.21%) Microservices
8 145 (14.12%) BDD
8 145 (14.12%) Configuration Management
9 117 (11.39%) Software Engineering
10 114 (11.10%) Open Source
11 110 (10.71%) MVC
12 92 (8.96%) Kanban
13 88 (8.57%) OO
14 80 (7.79%) Continuous Delivery
15 70 (6.82%) Analytics
16 69 (6.72%) Unit Testing
17 56 (5.45%) E-Commerce
18 53 (5.16%) Web Development
19 52 (5.06%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 411 (40.02%) Java
2 320 (31.16%) Python
3 315 (30.67%) JavaScript
4 147 (14.31%) Ruby
5 119 (11.59%) SQL
6 100 (9.74%) C#
7 99 (9.64%) Bash Shell
8 81 (7.89%) Perl
9 70 (6.82%) PHP
10 67 (6.52%) Scala
11 54 (5.26%) Shell Script
12 49 (4.77%) Go
13 30 (2.92%) ES6
13 30 (2.92%) PowerShell
14 25 (2.43%) Apple Swift
15 24 (2.34%) Groovy
16 23 (2.24%) Objective-C
17 20 (1.95%) R
18 17 (1.66%) C++
19 16 (1.56%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 90 (8.76%) Degree
2 59 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 46 (4.48%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (2.14%) AWS Certification
6 13 (1.27%) DBS Check
7 6 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.29%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.097%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.097%) MCP
10 1 (0.097%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.097%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (7.59%) QA
2 10 (0.97%) GDPR
3 9 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.68%) WCAG
5 5 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.19%) GCP
7 2 (0.19%) SLA
8 1 (0.097%) PSD2
System Software
1 259 (25.22%) Docker
2 62 (6.04%) HDFS
3 45 (4.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 23 (2.24%) Apache Flume
5 16 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (0.68%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.19%) Ceph
8 2 (0.19%) Firmware
8 2 (0.19%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.097%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.097%) etcd
9 1 (0.097%) flannel
9 1 (0.097%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.097%) SkyDNS
9 1 (0.097%) Varnish
9 1 (0.097%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 220 (21.42%) Ansible
2 176 (17.14%) Puppet
3 148 (14.41%) Opscode Chef
4 107 (10.42%) Terraform
5 97 (9.44%) Kubernetes
6 47 (4.58%) Hadoop YARN
7 35 (3.41%) Kibana
8 22 (2.14%) Grafana
8 22 (2.14%) logstash
9 21 (2.04%) Oozie
10 19 (1.85%) Ambari
11 15 (1.46%) Nagios
12 14 (1.36%) Mesos
13 12 (1.17%) HAProxy
14 10 (0.97%) Rancher
15 9 (0.88%) ZABBIX
16 8 (0.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 8 (0.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 8 (0.78%) Prometheus
17 6 (0.58%) rkt
Vendors
1 87 (8.47%) Atlassian
2 79 (7.69%) Oracle
3 67 (6.52%) Google
4 58 (5.65%) Red Hat
5 54 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 32 (3.12%) New Relic
7 29 (2.82%) IBM
8 26 (2.53%) ServiceNow
9 24 (2.34%) Splunk
9 24 (2.34%) Tableau
10 20 (1.95%) Rackspace
11 15 (1.46%) Apple
11 15 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (1.27%) Cloudera
12 13 (1.27%) Twitter
12 13 (1.27%) VMware
13 12 (1.17%) AppDynamics
13 12 (1.17%) MuleSoft
14 9 (0.88%) hybris
14 9 (0.88%) Informatica