Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 174 208 260
Rank change year-on-year +34 +52 -1
Contract jobs citing GitHub 938 1,324 1,045
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.49% 1.37% 1.03%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.95% 5.09% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 880 731
Median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £363 £360 £350
90th Percentile £675 £663 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.32% +5.56% +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 6
Median hourly rate £44.25 £37.50 £29.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.00% +28.12% -18.69%
10th Percentile £30.38 £35.00 £22.43
90th Percentile £51.25 £62.23 £35.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +26.67% +50.00% -31.51%

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 18,952 26,018 20,278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.04% 26.90% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,675 17,973 13,937
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £283 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 295 264
Median hourly rate £23.19 £18.66 £18.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.28% -1.50% +5.25%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £59.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +17.14% +2.94% -0.35%

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +33 840 £505 - 221
London +42 506 £534 -0.70% 96
UK excluding London +10 401 £481 +1.32% 137
North of England +55 138 £500 +11.11% 48
Yorkshire +60 87 £525 +5.00% 25
South East +3 87 £479 +0.79% 42
Scotland +39 62 £550 +25.00% 9
South West -2 42 £440 -12.00% 11
North West +33 34 £400 -5.33% 23
Work from Home +12 33 £500 +17.65% 15
Midlands +29 32 £475 +5.56% 14
West Midlands +29 24 £460 +2.22% 7
East of England +7 22 £475 -2.56% 9
Wales +24 18 £460 +22.67% 4
North East +18 17 £425 +18.88%
East Midlands +25 8 £475 +2.70% 7

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 451 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
2 437 (46.59%) DevOps
3 405 (43.18%) Git (software)
4 321 (34.22%) Jenkins
5 290 (30.92%) AWS
6 276 (29.42%) JavaScript
7 272 (29.00%) Python
8 267 (28.46%) Java
9 254 (27.08%) Continuous Integration
10 244 (26.01%) Docker
11 220 (23.45%) JIRA
12 208 (22.17%) HTML
12 208 (22.17%) Linux
13 207 (22.07%) Test Automation
14 202 (21.54%) Ansible
15 193 (20.58%) Azure
16 182 (19.40%) Kubernetes
17 181 (19.30%) CSS
17 181 (19.30%) Security Cleared
18 173 (18.44%) TDD
19 165 (17.59%) Terraform
20 163 (17.38%) Microservices
21 162 (17.27%) Scrum
22 157 (16.74%) SQL
23 147 (15.67%) Open Source
24 132 (14.07%) Finance
25 129 (13.75%) Node.js
26 125 (13.33%) RESTful
27 119 (12.69%) Bitbucket
27 119 (12.69%) JSON

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
1 101 (10.77%) Confluence
2 51 (5.44%) Elasticsearch
3 32 (3.41%) WebSphere
4 31 (3.30%) Apache Spark
4 31 (3.30%) WebLogic
5 22 (2.35%) IIS
6 19 (2.03%) Apache
7 18 (1.92%) Tomcat
8 17 (1.81%) nginx
9 15 (1.60%) CMS
10 13 (1.39%) JBoss
10 13 (1.39%) SharePoint
11 11 (1.17%) Apache Airflow
12 10 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
12 10 (1.07%) OpenStack
12 10 (1.07%) Oracle Service Bus
12 10 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (1.07%) WebLogic Portal
13 7 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.64%) GemFire
Applications
1 8 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.64%) Figma
4 4 (0.43%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.32%) InDesign
5 3 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.21%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.11%) Gliffy
7 1 (0.11%) HipChat
7 1 (0.11%) InVision
7 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 12 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.07%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.32%) R3 Corda
5 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.21%) Shopify
6 1 (0.11%) Actimize
6 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 290 (30.92%) AWS
2 193 (20.58%) Azure
3 99 (10.55%) Amazon EC2
4 82 (8.74%) Amazon S3
5 81 (8.64%) Serverless
6 79 (8.42%) GCP
7 44 (4.69%) AWS Lambda
8 43 (4.58%) PaaS
9 41 (4.37%) Slack
10 39 (4.16%) OpenShift
11 35 (3.73%) SaaS
12 29 (3.09%) AWS CloudFormation
13 27 (2.88%) IaaS
14 26 (2.77%) Amazon EMR
15 25 (2.67%) Google Analytics
15 25 (2.67%) Route 53
16 24 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 23 (2.45%) Amazon SQS
18 21 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
19 17 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 78 (8.32%) HTTP
2 40 (4.26%) SSL
3 39 (4.16%) TCP/IP
4 31 (3.30%) DNS
5 14 (1.49%) Skype
6 12 (1.28%) DHCP
7 10 (1.07%) Firewall
8 9 (0.96%) DSL
9 8 (0.85%) VPN
10 7 (0.75%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.64%) BGP
11 6 (0.64%) Internet
11 6 (0.64%) Network Security
12 5 (0.53%) Wireshark
13 4 (0.43%) IPv6
13 4 (0.43%) Junos
13 4 (0.43%) MPLS
13 4 (0.43%) OSPF
13 4 (0.43%) RSVP
13 4 (0.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (9.17%) PostgreSQL
2 81 (8.64%) SQL Server
3 59 (6.29%) MySQL
4 53 (5.65%) MongoDB
5 51 (5.44%) NoSQL
6 40 (4.26%) Big Data
7 34 (3.62%) Relational Database
8 24 (2.56%) Hadoop
9 20 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
9 20 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (2.03%) Neo4j
11 16 (1.71%) MariaDB
11 16 (1.71%) Oracle Database
11 16 (1.71%) Redis
12 15 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
13 12 (1.28%) Cosmos DB
13 12 (1.28%) Data Lake
13 12 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 405 (43.18%) Git (software)
2 321 (34.22%) Jenkins
3 220 (23.45%) JIRA
4 119 (12.69%) Bitbucket
5 117 (12.47%) GitLab
6 91 (9.70%) Selenium
7 79 (8.42%) Cucumber
7 79 (8.42%) JUnit
8 61 (6.50%) Sonatype Nexus
8 61 (6.50%) Visual Studio
9 56 (5.97%) Maven
10 52 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
11 42 (4.48%) Gradle
12 41 (4.37%) Mockito
13 31 (3.30%) Ant
13 31 (3.30%) CircleCI
13 31 (3.30%) Visual Studio Team System
14 29 (3.09%) SonarQube
14 29 (3.09%) TeamCity
15 28 (2.99%) git-flow
General
1 132 (14.07%) Finance
2 79 (8.42%) Public Sector
3 49 (5.22%) Banking
4 14 (1.49%) Law
4 14 (1.49%) Marketing
4 14 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
5 13 (1.39%) Retail
5 13 (1.39%) Retail Banking
5 13 (1.39%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.28%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.17%) Publishing
8 10 (1.07%) Front Office
8 10 (1.07%) Legal
8 10 (1.07%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.75%) Automotive
10 6 (0.64%) Back Office
10 6 (0.64%) Electronics
11 4 (0.43%) Games
12 2 (0.21%) Police
Job Titles
1 402 (42.86%) Developer
2 176 (18.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 55 (5.86%) Architect
4 51 (5.44%) Senior Developer
5 50 (5.33%) Java Developer
6 48 (5.12%) AWS Engineer
7 47 (5.01%) Cloud Engineer
7 47 (5.01%) Senior DevOps
8 46 (4.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 42 (4.48%) Consultant
10 36 (3.84%) Full Stack Developer
10 36 (3.84%) Tester
11 35 (3.73%) .NET Developer
11 35 (3.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 34 (3.62%) AWS DevOps
13 32 (3.41%) Software Engineer
14 31 (3.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 31 (3.30%) JavaScript Developer
15 27 (2.88%) Python Developer
16 26 (2.77%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (22.17%) HTML
2 181 (19.30%) CSS
3 129 (13.75%) Node.js
4 125 (13.33%) RESTful
5 119 (12.69%) JSON
6 108 (11.51%) REST
7 105 (11.19%) HTML5
8 104 (11.09%) Web Services
9 95 (10.13%) AngularJS
10 92 (9.81%) Spring
11 89 (9.49%) .NET
12 79 (8.42%) React
13 71 (7.57%) XML
14 58 (6.18%) Spring Boot
15 57 (6.08%) Kafka
16 52 (5.54%) Sass
17 45 (4.80%) jQuery
18 42 (4.48%) Ruby on Rails
19 39 (4.16%) CSS3
20 37 (3.94%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 76 (8.10%) User Experience
2 67 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 41 (4.37%) Cloud Native
4 28 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (2.88%) Public Cloud
6 26 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
8 23 (2.45%) Blog
9 18 (1.92%) Data Structures
10 17 (1.81%) Mobile Payment
11 16 (1.71%) BYOD
12 14 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
13 13 (1.39%) Algorithms
13 13 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
14 12 (1.28%) Data Centre
14 12 (1.28%) Replication
15 11 (1.17%) Management Information System
15 11 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
16 9 (0.96%) Social Media
17 7 (0.75%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 208 (22.17%) Linux
2 113 (12.05%) Windows
3 62 (6.61%) Unix
4 44 (4.69%) Android
5 36 (3.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (3.62%) Apple iOS
7 33 (3.52%) Amazon Linux
8 27 (2.88%) Windows Server
9 11 (1.17%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.96%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.85%) CentOS
11 8 (0.85%) Windows Server 2016
12 7 (0.75%) CoreOS
13 5 (0.53%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.43%) Debian
14 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.32%) AIX
15 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
2 437 (46.59%) DevOps
3 254 (27.08%) Continuous Integration
4 207 (22.07%) Test Automation
5 173 (18.44%) TDD
6 163 (17.38%) Microservices
7 162 (17.27%) Scrum
8 147 (15.67%) Open Source
9 103 (10.98%) BDD
10 99 (10.55%) Continuous Deployment
11 97 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
12 88 (9.38%) Infrastructure as Code
13 84 (8.96%) Software Engineering
14 83 (8.85%) Configuration Management
15 78 (8.32%) Kanban
16 75 (8.00%) Migration
17 72 (7.68%) Analytics
18 71 (7.57%) Mentoring
19 66 (7.04%) Web Development
20 64 (6.82%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 276 (29.42%) JavaScript
2 272 (29.00%) Python
3 267 (28.46%) Java
4 157 (16.74%) SQL
5 112 (11.94%) C#
6 84 (8.96%) Ruby
7 80 (8.53%) PowerShell
8 73 (7.78%) Bash Shell
9 64 (6.82%) Go
10 46 (4.90%) Kotlin
11 41 (4.37%) Shell Script
12 39 (4.16%) Scala
13 28 (2.99%) TypeScript
14 26 (2.77%) Java 8
15 24 (2.56%) Apple Swift
15 24 (2.56%) Groovy
15 24 (2.56%) PL/SQL
16 23 (2.45%) Perl
17 21 (2.24%) C
18 20 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 181 (19.30%) Security Cleared
2 115 (12.26%) SC Cleared
3 46 (4.90%) Degree
4 23 (2.45%) ISTQB
5 21 (2.24%) DV Cleared
6 18 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (1.71%) AWS Certification
7 16 (1.71%) BC Cleared
8 15 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 14 (1.49%) MCSA
10 11 (1.17%) ISEB
11 9 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (0.85%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.53%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.43%) CISM
14 4 (0.43%) CISSP
15 3 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.32%) MCSE
15 3 (0.32%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.97%) QA
2 22 (2.35%) WCAG
3 9 (0.96%) SLA
4 6 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.53%) GDPR
5 5 (0.53%) GxP
6 2 (0.21%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.11%) NIST
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 244 (26.01%) Docker
2 24 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (2.03%) vSphere
5 11 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.53%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.53%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.53%) zsh
8 4 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.32%) HDFS
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.21%) vCloud
10 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.11%) Firmware
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.11%) NFS
11 1 (0.11%) Varnish
11 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 202 (21.54%) Ansible
2 182 (19.40%) Kubernetes
3 165 (17.59%) Terraform
4 115 (12.26%) Puppet
5 55 (5.86%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (4.05%) Grafana
7 31 (3.30%) Kibana
8 30 (3.20%) Prometheus
9 12 (1.28%) Packer
10 10 (1.07%) Oracle Identity Management
11 8 (0.85%) Netcool
11 8 (0.85%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (0.53%) SCCM
14 4 (0.43%) CloudForms
14 4 (0.43%) logstash
14 4 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
15 3 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
15 3 (0.32%) SCOM
15 3 (0.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 103 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 88 (9.38%) Google
3 81 (8.64%) Oracle
4 59 (6.29%) Red Hat
5 47 (5.01%) Atlassian
6 26 (2.77%) Splunk
6 26 (2.77%) VMware
7 20 (2.13%) IBM
8 15 (1.60%) SAP
9 14 (1.49%) AppDynamics
10 13 (1.39%) ServiceNow
11 9 (0.96%) Citrix
11 9 (0.96%) Hortonworks
12 8 (0.85%) EMC
12 8 (0.85%) Juniper
12 8 (0.85%) Lets Encrypt
12 8 (0.85%) Tableau
13 7 (0.75%) Dell
13 7 (0.75%) SaltStack
13 7 (0.75%) Talend