Period
to 3 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for GitLab skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GitLab over the 6 months to 3 July 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.

GitLab
UK
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 228 370 495
Rank change year-on-year +142 +125 +108
Contract jobs citing GitLab 468 633 459
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 0.68% 0.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.17% 3.45% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 399 293
Median daily rate £547 £530 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +2.91% +3.00%
10th Percentile £373 £392 £335
90th Percentile £738 £660 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -23.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -

GitLab is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7,583 18,365 20,464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.33% 19.74% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,943 12,100 14,048
Median daily rate £500 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +7.51%
10th Percentile £328 £333 £315
90th Percentile £670 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 305 239
Median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £21.25 £23.55 £26.45
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £61.50
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -6.98% +1.18% -

GitLab
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GitLab in the UK

GitLab
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for GitLab in the UK

GitLab
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GitLab over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for GitLab in the UK

GitLab
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for GitLab in the UK

GitLab
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 GitLab within the UK over the 6 months to 3 July 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 +152 457 £550 +0.92% 86
London +144 256 £550 - 27
UK excluding London +112 193 £510 +2.00% 65
North of England +103 126 £550 +10.00% 23
North West +64 62 £495 -7.91% 6
Yorkshire +89 44 £600 +20.00% 8
Work from Home -17 33 £588 +135.00% 10
South East +109 23 £510 +17.24% 12
North East +25 16 £473 -5.50% 9
East of England +57 13 £463 -22.27% 8
South West +75 12 £525 +16.67% 8
Midlands +50 10 £500 -4.76% 8
West Midlands +44 8 £500 -12.28% 7
Scotland +41 8 £350 -22.22% 1
East Midlands +45 2 £450 -14.29% 1
Wales +33 1 £440 +3.53% 5

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing GitLab 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 GitLab.

1 291 (62.18%) DevOps
2 281 (60.04%) AWS
3 260 (55.56%) Jenkins
4 237 (50.64%) Java
5 220 (47.01%) Terraform
6 213 (45.51%) Python
7 212 (45.30%) Docker
8 205 (43.80%) Agile Software Development
9 171 (36.54%) Security Cleared
10 161 (34.40%) Kubernetes
11 158 (33.76%) Azure
12 137 (29.27%) Git (software)
13 136 (29.06%) SC Cleared
14 129 (27.56%) Ansible
15 126 (26.92%) Microservices
16 110 (23.50%) Linux
17 108 (23.08%) SQL
18 106 (22.65%) TDD
19 96 (20.51%) Infrastructure as Code
20 91 (19.44%) GCP
20 91 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
21 88 (18.80%) Software Engineering
22 87 (18.59%) GitHub
23 85 (18.16%) Web Services
24 83 (17.74%) JIRA
25 82 (17.52%) Artifactory
26 77 (16.45%) Puppet
27 75 (16.03%) Finance
28 70 (14.96%) PostgreSQL
28 70 (14.96%) Serverless

GitLab
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 41 (8.76%) Confluence
2 36 (7.69%) Apache
2 36 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (4.06%) SAS
4 14 (2.99%) Apache Spark
5 13 (2.78%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.07%) IIS
6 5 (1.07%) Tornado
6 5 (1.07%) Tuxedo
7 4 (0.85%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.43%) nginx
9 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.21%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.21%) Mule
10 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.21%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 281 (60.04%) AWS
2 158 (33.76%) Azure
3 91 (19.44%) GCP
4 87 (18.59%) GitHub
5 70 (14.96%) Serverless
6 52 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
7 49 (10.47%) Amazon ECS
8 46 (9.83%) Amazon EC2
9 42 (8.97%) Amazon S3
10 33 (7.05%) Apigee
11 29 (6.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 23 (4.91%) AWS CloudFormation
12 23 (4.91%) OpenShift
13 17 (3.63%) IaaS
14 15 (3.21%) Amazon Cognito
14 15 (3.21%) Amazon EKS
14 15 (3.21%) Amazon EMR
15 13 (2.78%) Power Platform
16 12 (2.56%) SaaS
17 9 (1.92%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.20%) Firewall
2 18 (3.85%) DNS
3 14 (2.99%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.35%) Reverse Proxy
4 11 (2.35%) VLAN
5 10 (2.14%) HTTP
6 8 (1.71%) FTP
7 7 (1.50%) SNMP
7 7 (1.50%) SSL
8 3 (0.64%) DHCP
8 3 (0.64%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.64%) X.500
9 2 (0.43%) BGP
9 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.43%) MQTT
9 2 (0.43%) NAS
9 2 (0.43%) SAN
9 2 (0.43%) WAN
10 1 (0.21%) ADSL2+
10 1 (0.21%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (14.96%) PostgreSQL
2 64 (13.68%) SQL Server
3 58 (12.39%) MySQL
4 57 (12.18%) Big Data
5 32 (6.84%) Amazon Redshift
6 29 (6.20%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (5.98%) NoSQL
8 25 (5.34%) Hadoop
9 24 (5.13%) MongoDB
10 13 (2.78%) Base SAS
10 13 (2.78%) Power BI
11 12 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
11 12 (2.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 10 (2.14%) Apache Hive
12 10 (2.14%) Pentaho
12 10 (2.14%) Relational Database
13 9 (1.92%) BusinessObjects XI
13 9 (1.92%) SAS EBI
14 8 (1.71%) Data Lake
15 6 (1.28%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 260 (55.56%) Jenkins
2 137 (29.27%) Git (software)
3 83 (17.74%) JIRA
4 82 (17.52%) Artifactory
5 51 (10.90%) Cucumber
6 46 (9.83%) Bitbucket
7 40 (8.55%) Maven
8 31 (6.62%) JUnit
8 31 (6.62%) SonarQube
9 25 (5.34%) Sonatype Nexus
10 19 (4.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (3.63%) Selenium
11 17 (3.63%) WebDriver
12 16 (3.42%) Subversion
13 15 (3.21%) Jasmine
14 14 (2.99%) Gatling
15 13 (2.78%) CircleCI
15 13 (2.78%) JMeter
15 13 (2.78%) REST Assured
15 13 (2.78%) Snyk
General
1 75 (16.03%) Finance
2 60 (12.82%) Public Sector
3 50 (10.68%) Banking
4 13 (2.78%) Back Office
5 8 (1.71%) Police
6 6 (1.28%) Legal
6 6 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.07%) Electronics
7 5 (1.07%) Law
7 5 (1.07%) Marketing
7 5 (1.07%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.85%) Games
8 4 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.64%) Automotive
9 3 (0.64%) Retail
10 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 122 (26.07%) Developer
2 118 (25.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 71 (15.17%) Java Developer
4 52 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
5 50 (10.68%) Architect
6 40 (8.55%) Software Engineer
7 29 (6.20%) Data Engineer
8 25 (5.34%) AWS DevOps
8 25 (5.34%) Cloud Architect
8 25 (5.34%) Senior DevOps
9 24 (5.13%) Java Engineer
9 24 (5.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 22 (4.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 22 (4.70%) Java Software Engineer
11 21 (4.49%) Cloud Engineer
12 19 (4.06%) AWS Developer
12 19 (4.06%) Azure Engineer
12 19 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
12 19 (4.06%) SQL Developer
13 18 (3.85%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (18.16%) Web Services
2 68 (14.53%) Spring
3 63 (13.46%) REST
4 54 (11.54%) Kafka
4 54 (11.54%) Node.js
4 54 (11.54%) Spring Boot
5 47 (10.04%) Swagger
6 46 (9.83%) OAuth
7 39 (8.33%) gRPC
8 33 (7.05%) SOAP
9 32 (6.84%) RabbitMQ
10 29 (6.20%) Elastic Stack
10 29 (6.20%) RESTful
11 26 (5.56%) Gherkin
12 25 (5.34%) HTML
13 24 (5.13%) CSS
13 24 (5.13%) JSON
14 23 (4.91%) PySpark
15 20 (4.27%) WireMock
16 16 (3.42%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.40%) Public Cloud
2 37 (7.91%) Greenfield Project
3 32 (6.84%) Hedge funds
4 23 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (4.49%) Cloud Native
6 12 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.56%) Data Structures
6 12 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.35%) User Experience
8 10 (2.14%) Blog
9 8 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (1.71%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.71%) PMI
10 7 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.64%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.64%) PKI
12 3 (0.64%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.43%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.43%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 110 (23.50%) Linux
2 61 (13.03%) Windows
3 44 (9.40%) Unix
4 28 (5.98%) Windows Server
5 24 (5.13%) CentOS
6 23 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (3.21%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (2.56%) Windows 10
9 11 (2.35%) Mac OS X
10 9 (1.92%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.85%) Android
11 4 (0.85%) VMS
12 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.64%) Debian
12 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.43%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.43%) VME
13 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.21%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (62.18%) DevOps
2 205 (43.80%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (26.92%) Microservices
4 106 (22.65%) TDD
5 96 (20.51%) Infrastructure as Code
6 91 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
7 88 (18.80%) Software Engineering
8 68 (14.53%) Scrum
9 67 (14.32%) Test Automation
10 66 (14.10%) Continuous Deployment
11 62 (13.25%) BDD
12 60 (12.82%) Configuration Management
13 56 (11.97%) Mentoring
14 47 (10.04%) Asset Management
15 37 (7.91%) Identity Access Management
15 37 (7.91%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 36 (7.69%) Deployment Automation
16 36 (7.69%) Open Source
17 33 (7.05%) Analytics
18 32 (6.84%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 237 (50.64%) Java
2 213 (45.51%) Python
3 108 (23.08%) SQL
4 56 (11.97%) JavaScript
5 48 (10.26%) Bash Shell
6 41 (8.76%) Go
7 33 (7.05%) PowerShell
7 33 (7.05%) Shell Script
8 25 (5.34%) Scala
9 19 (4.06%) Java 8
9 19 (4.06%) Perl
10 15 (3.21%) PL/SQL
11 12 (2.56%) C#
11 12 (2.56%) Ruby
11 12 (2.56%) SAS Macro
12 10 (2.14%) ES6
13 8 (1.71%) R
13 8 (1.71%) TypeScript
14 7 (1.50%) Groovy
14 7 (1.50%) Rust
Qualifications
1 171 (36.54%) Security Cleared
2 136 (29.06%) SC Cleared
3 28 (5.98%) DV Cleared
4 13 (2.78%) AWS Certification
4 13 (2.78%) Sun Certification
5 10 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (2.14%) CCA
6 8 (1.71%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.50%) Degree
7 7 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.07%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (1.07%) CISM
8 5 (1.07%) CISSP
8 5 (1.07%) CRISC
9 4 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.43%) MCSA
10 2 (0.43%) OCP
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.21%) CCNA
11 1 (0.21%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.13%) QA
2 5 (1.07%) GDPR
3 2 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.43%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 212 (45.30%) Docker
2 14 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.99%) vSphere
3 13 (2.78%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.85%) HDFS
4 4 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.64%) NDS
5 3 (0.64%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 2 (0.43%) BusyBox
6 2 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 220 (47.01%) Terraform
2 161 (34.40%) Kubernetes
3 129 (27.56%) Ansible
4 77 (16.45%) Puppet
5 32 (6.84%) Packer
6 30 (6.41%) Grafana
7 29 (6.20%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (4.06%) Prometheus
9 10 (2.14%) Docker Swarm
10 9 (1.92%) ZABBIX
11 8 (1.71%) Kibana
12 6 (1.28%) Consul
13 4 (0.85%) Hadoop YARN
13 4 (0.85%) Istio
13 4 (0.85%) Oozie
13 4 (0.85%) Rancher
13 4 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.64%) Nagios
14 3 (0.64%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 3 (0.64%) Salt
Vendors
1 53 (11.32%) Google
2 45 (9.62%) Cloudera
3 44 (9.40%) Oracle
4 39 (8.33%) Hortonworks
5 33 (7.05%) Microsoft
6 18 (3.85%) Splunk
6 18 (3.85%) VMware
7 17 (3.63%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.71%) EMC
8 8 (1.71%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.50%) Confluent
9 7 (1.50%) Databricks
9 7 (1.50%) Dell
9 7 (1.50%) SAP
9 7 (1.50%) Sparx
9 7 (1.50%) Veracode
10 5 (1.07%) Zscaler
11 4 (0.85%) AppDynamics
11 4 (0.85%) IBM
11 4 (0.85%) StreamSets