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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GitHub
UK
Rank 253 345 444
Rank change year-on-year +92 +99  
Contract jobs citing GitHub 428 323 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.61% 0.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.60% 7.69% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 228 120
Median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £370
% change year-on-year -1.31% +2.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 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 £37.00 £175.00 -
% change year-on-year -78.85% -  

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 5635 4199 2671
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.60% 7.89% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3936 2908 1713
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 76 96
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.94 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £47.47 £38.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

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 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GitHub in the UK

GitHub
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +85 420 £450 - 142
London +23 227 £481 +3.49% 82
South East +71 59 £438 +12.17% 15
Yorkshire +40 43 £400 -21.95% 7
North West +53 30 £400 -6.70% 8
City of London +16 30 £475 +0.52% 20
South Yorkshire +18 26 £495 +16.47% 1
Sheffield +16 22 £495 +16.47% 1
South West +1 19 £450 +24.13% 10
West Yorkshire +28 18 £333 - 4
East of England +5 18 £275 -11.29% 9
Oxfordshire +5 17 £500 +37.93% 4
Manchester +28 16 £388 - 2
Essex - 14 £275 - 1
Leeds +19 13 £340 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 11 £325 -43.47% 2
North East -4 11 £325 -43.47% 2
Tyne and Wear -5 11 £325 -43.47% 2
Oxford - 11 £438 - 2
Surrey +16 10 £463 +15.62% 2
Middlesex +9 7 £210 -50.58%
Devon +2 7 £390 - 2
Plymouth +2 7 £390 - 2
Scotland - 7 £250 - 5
Cheshire +35 6 £388 -9.62% 2
West Midlands +8 6 £201 -29.02% 8
West Sussex +7 6 £512 - 3
Bristol -1 6 £450 +28.57% 1
Merseyside - 6 £503 - 3
Liverpool - 6 £503 - 2

GitHub
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 456 (50.17%) Agile Software Development
2 423 (46.53%) Jenkins
3 377 (41.47%) DevOps
4 366 (40.26%) Git (software)
5 336 (36.96%) JavaScript
6 307 (33.77%) Java
7 244 (26.84%) HTML
8 237 (26.07%) Linux
9 226 (24.86%) TDD
10 225 (24.75%) Continuous Integration
11 218 (23.98%) JIRA
12 216 (23.76%) Amazon AWS
13 200 (22.00%) Puppet
14 196 (21.56%) Docker
15 194 (21.34%) CSS
16 171 (18.81%) AngularJS
17 167 (18.37%) Node.js
18 166 (18.26%) SQL
19 161 (17.71%) Selenium
20 158 (17.38%) Ruby
21 155 (17.05%) Scrum
22 145 (15.95%) Python
23 138 (15.18%) Cucumber
24 137 (15.07%) Ansible
25 132 (14.52%) REST
26 124 (13.64%) BDD
27 123 (13.53%) Confluence
27 123 (13.53%) Maven
28 116 (12.76%) Open Source
28 116 (12.76%) Opscode Chef

GitHub
Top Related 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
1 123 (13.53%) Confluence
2 53 (5.83%) Elasticsearch
3 37 (4.07%) Apache
4 35 (3.85%) Tomcat
5 34 (3.74%) OpenStack
6 33 (3.63%) WebSphere
7 31 (3.41%) Cloud Foundry
7 31 (3.41%) JBoss
8 30 (3.30%) nginx
9 26 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
10 21 (2.31%) Apache Spark
11 18 (1.98%) WebSphere Process Server
11 18 (1.98%) WordPress
12 17 (1.87%) Alfresco
13 16 (1.76%) CMS
14 15 (1.65%) Drupal
15 12 (1.32%) IIS
16 11 (1.21%) Mule
17 10 (1.10%) WebLogic
18 8 (0.88%) Anypoint
Applications
1 11 (1.21%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.11%) HipChat
3 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.66%) Magento
2 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 216 (23.76%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (12.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
4 30 (3.30%) PaaS
5 23 (2.53%) OpenShift
6 22 (2.42%) Google Analytics
7 20 (2.20%) Heroku
8 19 (2.09%) Amazon S3
9 18 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
9 18 (1.98%) IaaS
10 14 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (1.21%) CloudBees
12 10 (1.10%) Datadog
13 9 (0.99%) SaaS
14 7 (0.77%) Office 365
15 6 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
16 5 (0.55%) Slack
17 4 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 4 (0.44%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.39%) HTTP
2 33 (3.63%) SSL
3 32 (3.52%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.54%) Firewall
4 14 (1.54%) Kerberos
4 14 (1.54%) LDAP
5 11 (1.21%) DNS
6 8 (0.88%) Skype
7 7 (0.77%) Network Security
8 6 (0.66%) VPN
9 5 (0.55%) Intranet
10 4 (0.44%) IPv4
10 4 (0.44%) IPv6
10 4 (0.44%) SAN
11 3 (0.33%) Bluetooth
11 3 (0.33%) NAS
11 3 (0.33%) SSH
12 2 (0.22%) IMAP
12 2 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (10.45%) NoSQL
2 92 (10.12%) MongoDB
3 79 (8.69%) SQL Server
4 74 (8.14%) PostgreSQL
5 61 (6.71%) MySQL
6 43 (4.73%) Big Data
7 41 (4.51%) Hadoop
8 34 (3.74%) Redis
9 23 (2.53%) Relational Database
10 18 (1.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 17 (1.87%) Apache Hive
12 13 (1.43%) RDBMS
13 12 (1.32%) Oracle Database
14 11 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (1.10%) Blockchain
16 9 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
17 6 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
18 5 (0.55%) HBase
18 5 (0.55%) InfluxDB
18 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 423 (46.53%) Jenkins
2 366 (40.26%) Git (software)
3 218 (23.98%) JIRA
4 161 (17.71%) Selenium
5 138 (15.18%) Cucumber
6 123 (13.53%) Maven
7 81 (8.91%) JUnit
8 78 (8.58%) Bitbucket
9 67 (7.37%) Subversion
9 67 (7.37%) TeamCity
10 64 (7.04%) Sonatype Nexus
11 59 (6.49%) Gradle
12 48 (5.28%) gulp
13 47 (5.17%) Grunt
14 44 (4.84%) Vagrant
15 42 (4.62%) Ant
16 41 (4.51%) WebDriver
17 38 (4.18%) GitLab
18 35 (3.85%) SonarQube
19 33 (3.63%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 73 (8.03%) Finance
2 63 (6.93%) Banking
3 41 (4.51%) Retail
4 24 (2.64%) Marketing
5 19 (2.09%) Games
5 19 (2.09%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.09%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.21%) Automotive
6 11 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.21%) Publishing
7 8 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.66%) Legal
9 5 (0.55%) Advertising
10 3 (0.33%) Electronics
11 2 (0.22%) Back Office
11 2 (0.22%) Front Office
11 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Finnish Language
12 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 465 (51.16%) Developer
2 178 (19.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 92 (10.12%) Java Developer
4 77 (8.47%) Senior Developer
5 59 (6.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 50 (5.50%) JavaScript Developer
7 42 (4.62%) AWS Engineer
8 38 (4.18%) Architect
9 35 (3.85%) AWS DevOps
10 33 (3.63%) Scala Developer
11 30 (3.30%) Node.js Developer
12 29 (3.19%) Software Developer
13 27 (2.97%) .NET Developer
14 26 (2.86%) C# Developer
15 24 (2.64%) Tester
16 23 (2.53%) UI Developer
17 22 (2.42%) AWS Developer
17 22 (2.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 22 (2.42%) Software Engineer
18 21 (2.31%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (26.84%) HTML
2 194 (21.34%) CSS
3 171 (18.81%) AngularJS
4 167 (18.37%) Node.js
5 132 (14.52%) REST
6 115 (12.65%) JSON
7 102 (11.22%) Web Services
8 101 (11.11%) RESTful
9 99 (10.89%) HTML5
10 92 (10.12%) Spring
11 86 (9.46%) XML
12 79 (8.69%) React
12 79 (8.69%) SOAP
13 75 (8.25%) jQuery
14 74 (8.14%) CSS3
15 66 (7.26%) .NET
16 60 (6.60%) Sass
17 46 (5.06%) Backbone.js
18 40 (4.40%) RabbitMQ
19 36 (3.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 63 (6.93%) User Experience
2 59 (6.49%) Mobile App
3 27 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (2.97%) Computer Science
4 23 (2.53%) Animation
5 21 (2.31%) Blog
5 21 (2.31%) Public Cloud
6 17 (1.87%) Data Centre
7 16 (1.76%) Virtual Team
8 14 (1.54%) Algorithms
8 14 (1.54%) Replication
9 13 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (1.32%) Credit Risk
10 12 (1.32%) Spread Betting
11 11 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.21%) iPhone
12 7 (0.77%) Clustering
13 4 (0.44%) Fintech
13 4 (0.44%) Wiki
14 3 (0.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 237 (26.07%) Linux
2 86 (9.46%) Unix
3 72 (7.92%) Windows
4 50 (5.50%) Ubuntu
5 49 (5.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (4.73%) CentOS
7 41 (4.51%) Apple iOS
8 40 (4.40%) Android
9 24 (2.64%) Windows Server
9 24 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (1.98%) CoreOS
11 17 (1.87%) SUSE
12 10 (1.10%) RancherOS
13 8 (0.88%) Debian
13 8 (0.88%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (0.55%) Solaris
15 5 (0.55%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.33%) Amazon Linux
17 1 (0.11%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (50.17%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (41.47%) DevOps
3 226 (24.86%) TDD
4 225 (24.75%) Continuous Integration
5 155 (17.05%) Scrum
6 124 (13.64%) BDD
7 116 (12.76%) Open Source
8 104 (11.44%) Microservices
9 98 (10.78%) Configuration Management
10 78 (8.58%) Pair Programming
11 75 (8.25%) MVC
12 74 (8.14%) Front End Development
13 68 (7.48%) Analytics
14 67 (7.37%) E-Commerce
15 60 (6.60%) Unit Testing
16 58 (6.38%) OO
16 58 (6.38%) Web Development
17 52 (5.72%) Automated Testing
18 49 (5.39%) Kanban
19 48 (5.28%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 336 (36.96%) JavaScript
2 307 (33.77%) Java
3 166 (18.26%) SQL
4 158 (17.38%) Ruby
5 145 (15.95%) Python
6 100 (11.00%) Scala
7 78 (8.58%) PHP
8 76 (8.36%) Bash Shell
9 70 (7.70%) C#
10 46 (5.06%) Go
11 45 (4.95%) Perl
12 42 (4.62%) Groovy
13 35 (3.85%) PowerShell
14 27 (2.97%) C++
15 25 (2.75%) ES6
16 22 (2.42%) Apple Swift
17 21 (2.31%) Objective-C
17 21 (2.31%) R
17 21 (2.31%) Shell Script
18 19 (2.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (8.80%) Security Cleared
2 63 (6.93%) SC Cleared
3 52 (5.72%) Degree
4 12 (1.32%) ISEB
5 10 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.88%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.55%) MCSE
9 4 (0.44%) PhD
10 2 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.11%) CISSP
11 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.82%) QA
2 15 (1.65%) SDET
3 7 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.22%) SLA
6 1 (0.11%) HL7
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 196 (21.56%) Docker
2 16 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (1.32%) etcd
4 12 (1.32%) flannel
5 10 (1.10%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.77%) GlusterFS
6 7 (0.77%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.77%) vCloud
6 7 (0.77%) vSphere
7 3 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.33%) HDFS
8 2 (0.22%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.22%) Ceph
8 2 (0.22%) Corosync
8 2 (0.22%) Dovecot
8 2 (0.22%) LXC
8 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.11%) NFS
9 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 200 (22.00%) Puppet
2 137 (15.07%) Ansible
3 116 (12.76%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (4.95%) Terraform
5 41 (4.51%) Kubernetes
6 26 (2.86%) Kibana
7 21 (2.31%) Graphite
7 21 (2.31%) logstash
8 16 (1.76%) Docker Swarm
9 15 (1.65%) Grafana
10 13 (1.43%) Nagios
10 13 (1.43%) Salt
10 13 (1.43%) ZABBIX
11 12 (1.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 12 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 11 (1.21%) ITRS Geneos
12 11 (1.21%) Mesos
13 10 (1.10%) Consul
13 10 (1.10%) Marathon
13 10 (1.10%) Rancher
Vendors
1 63 (6.93%) Splunk
2 51 (5.61%) Google
3 50 (5.50%) Microsoft
4 44 (4.84%) VMware
5 33 (3.63%) MuleSoft
6 29 (3.19%) Oracle
7 28 (3.08%) Red Hat
8 18 (1.98%) AppDynamics
9 17 (1.87%) Hortonworks
10 16 (1.76%) Atlassian
11 13 (1.43%) New Relic
11 13 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (1.32%) Rackspace
13 11 (1.21%) IBM
13 11 (1.21%) SaltStack
14 10 (1.10%) Apigee
15 9 (0.99%) Adobe
15 9 (0.99%) SAP
15 9 (0.99%) ServiceNow
16 8 (0.88%) Xamarin
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