Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 182 388 416
Rank change year-on-year +206 +28 +121
Contract jobs citing GitLab 446 541 579
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.49% 0.62% 0.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.36% 3.42% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 309 375
Median daily rate £520 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.26% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £369 £400 £338
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -

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 5,333 15,811 21,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.85% 18.05% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,487 10,301 14,630
Median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £325
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 248 228
Median hourly rate £40.00 £44.02 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.13% +3.58% -
10th Percentile £27.87 £26.88 £26.43
90th Percentile £55.50 £56.10 £52.50
Median hourly rate £44.50 £44.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +0.56% +4.12% -

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 1 October 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 15 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 1 October 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 +202 405 £525 -2.33% 117
London +176 232 £525 -8.70% 52
UK excluding London +180 166 £500 - 77
North of England +137 81 £500 +1.01% 26
Work from Home -40 76 £495 -17.50% 18
North West +89 54 £500 - 6
South East +169 32 £510 +16.57% 8
Scotland +72 21 £440 -14.15% 9
North East +54 18 £484 +2.38% 18
Midlands +64 15 £478 -10.98% 4
West Midlands +55 15 £478 -20.91% 4
East of England +75 10 - - 10
Yorkshire +84 7 £559 +11.75% 2
South West +86 6 £475 +5.56% 17
Wales +41 1 £440 +3.41% 3

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 301 (67.49%) DevOps
2 275 (61.66%) AWS
3 273 (61.21%) Jenkins
4 244 (54.71%) Docker
5 235 (52.69%) Python
6 225 (50.45%) Java
7 222 (49.78%) Agile Software Development
8 216 (48.43%) Kubernetes
9 184 (41.26%) Terraform
10 173 (38.79%) Azure
11 169 (37.89%) Microservices
12 156 (34.98%) SQL
13 152 (34.08%) Security Cleared
14 130 (29.15%) Ansible
15 124 (27.80%) SC Cleared
16 113 (25.34%) PostgreSQL
17 109 (24.44%) Artifactory
17 109 (24.44%) Git (software)
18 107 (23.99%) SQL Server
19 102 (22.87%) Web Services
19 102 (22.87%) GCP
20 101 (22.65%) MySQL
21 100 (22.42%) Linux
22 97 (21.75%) Infrastructure as Code
23 95 (21.30%) Serverless
24 94 (21.08%) Software Engineering
25 90 (20.18%) Swagger
25 90 (20.18%) AWS Lambda
26 89 (19.96%) Finance
27 87 (19.51%) Google

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 78 (17.49%) Apache
2 40 (8.97%) Confluence
3 28 (6.28%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (2.91%) Apache Spark
5 10 (2.24%) SAS
6 5 (1.12%) nginx
6 5 (1.12%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.12%) Tornado
7 4 (0.90%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (0.90%) CMS
7 4 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.90%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.67%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.67%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.67%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.45%) IIS
10 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.22%) Documentum
10 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.22%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) assyst
2 1 (0.22%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.22%) Maximo
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 275 (61.66%) AWS
2 173 (38.79%) Azure
3 102 (22.87%) GCP
4 95 (21.30%) Serverless
5 90 (20.18%) AWS Lambda
6 80 (17.94%) Amazon ECS
7 72 (16.14%) GitHub
8 71 (15.92%) Apigee
9 29 (6.50%) Amazon EKS
9 29 (6.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 24 (5.38%) Amazon EC2
11 23 (5.16%) Amazon S3
12 17 (3.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 15 (3.36%) OpenShift
14 12 (2.69%) Power Platform
15 11 (2.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 11 (2.47%) Azure Stack
16 10 (2.24%) Route 53
16 10 (2.24%) SaaS
17 9 (2.02%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.73%) Firewall
2 26 (5.83%) Reverse Proxy
2 26 (5.83%) VLAN
3 15 (3.36%) SNMP
4 13 (2.91%) VPN
5 8 (1.79%) DNS
6 4 (0.90%) DSL
6 4 (0.90%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.45%) FTP
7 2 (0.45%) HTTP
7 2 (0.45%) Network Security
8 1 (0.22%) DHCP
8 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.22%) Internet
8 1 (0.22%) IPsec
8 1 (0.22%) SSL
8 1 (0.22%) Tactical Data Link
8 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (25.34%) PostgreSQL
2 107 (23.99%) SQL Server
3 101 (22.65%) MySQL
4 72 (16.14%) Amazon Redshift
5 50 (11.21%) Big Data
6 41 (9.19%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (6.50%) MongoDB
8 28 (6.28%) Hadoop
9 23 (5.16%) NoSQL
10 17 (3.81%) Relational Database
11 14 (3.14%) Data Lake
12 12 (2.69%) Power BI
13 11 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (2.24%) Apache Hive
15 6 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
16 5 (1.12%) Pentaho
17 4 (0.90%) Base SAS
18 3 (0.67%) BusinessObjects XI
18 3 (0.67%) HBase
18 3 (0.67%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 273 (61.21%) Jenkins
2 109 (24.44%) Artifactory
2 109 (24.44%) Git (software)
3 72 (16.14%) JIRA
4 49 (10.99%) Cucumber
5 36 (8.07%) Maven
6 34 (7.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 30 (6.73%) JUnit
8 29 (6.50%) SonarQube
9 24 (5.38%) Sonatype Nexus
10 23 (5.16%) WebDriver
11 17 (3.81%) Selenium
12 16 (3.59%) Bitbucket
12 16 (3.59%) Jasmine
13 11 (2.47%) Cypress.io
14 10 (2.24%) Gatling
14 10 (2.24%) JMeter
14 10 (2.24%) REST Assured
15 8 (1.79%) gulp
15 8 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 89 (19.96%) Finance
2 80 (17.94%) Banking
3 58 (13.00%) Public Sector
4 26 (5.83%) Back Office
5 3 (0.67%) Law
5 3 (0.67%) Legal
5 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.67%) Marketing
5 3 (0.67%) Police
6 2 (0.45%) Electronics
6 2 (0.45%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.22%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.22%) Retail
7 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 129 (28.92%) Developer
2 119 (26.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 72 (16.14%) Java Developer
4 70 (15.70%) AWS Engineer
5 54 (12.11%) Software Engineer
6 50 (11.21%) Java Engineer
7 47 (10.54%) Architect
7 47 (10.54%) Java Software Engineer
8 44 (9.87%) SQL Developer
9 43 (9.64%) AWS Developer
9 43 (9.64%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 43 (9.64%) Java Software Developer
10 36 (8.07%) AWS DevOps
10 36 (8.07%) Cloud Architect
11 35 (7.85%) AWS Software Engineer
12 33 (7.40%) Data Architect
13 32 (7.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 29 (6.50%) Data Engineer
14 29 (6.50%) Solutions Architect
15 28 (6.28%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (22.87%) Web Services
2 90 (20.18%) Swagger
3 87 (19.51%) gRPC
4 76 (17.04%) OAuth
5 65 (14.57%) Spring
6 63 (14.13%) REST
7 50 (11.21%) Node.js
7 50 (11.21%) Spring Boot
8 40 (8.97%) Kafka
9 36 (8.07%) RESTful
10 32 (7.17%) Gherkin
11 29 (6.50%) Elastic Stack
11 29 (6.50%) HTML
12 28 (6.28%) SOAP
13 23 (5.16%) CSS
13 23 (5.16%) React
14 19 (4.26%) RabbitMQ
15 18 (4.04%) AngularJS
16 17 (3.81%) Dropwizard
17 16 (3.59%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 71 (15.92%) Hedge funds
2 46 (10.31%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (5.83%) Public Cloud
4 13 (2.91%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.47%) Cloud Native
6 11 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.02%) User Experience
8 7 (1.57%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.35%) Blog
9 6 (1.35%) PMI
10 4 (0.90%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.67%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.67%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.67%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.45%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 100 (22.42%) Linux
2 56 (12.56%) Windows
3 37 (8.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 37 (8.30%) Windows Server
4 31 (6.95%) CentOS
5 26 (5.83%) Windows 10
5 26 (5.83%) Windows Server 2016
6 25 (5.61%) Unix
7 12 (2.69%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.79%) VMS
9 7 (1.57%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.12%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.67%) Android
12 1 (0.22%) Debian
12 1 (0.22%) Fedora
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.22%) VME
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (67.49%) DevOps
2 222 (49.78%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (37.89%) Microservices
4 97 (21.75%) Infrastructure as Code
5 94 (21.08%) Software Engineering
6 84 (18.83%) Continuous Integration
7 75 (16.82%) Test Automation
8 73 (16.37%) Asset Management
9 71 (15.92%) Investment Management
10 65 (14.57%) Scrum
11 61 (13.68%) TDD
12 58 (13.00%) Configuration Management
13 53 (11.88%) Continuous Deployment
14 52 (11.66%) Mentoring
15 43 (9.64%) Continuous Delivery
16 41 (9.19%) Open Source
17 38 (8.52%) BDD
18 33 (7.40%) Technology Roadmap
19 27 (6.05%) Migration
20 24 (5.38%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 235 (52.69%) Python
2 225 (50.45%) Java
3 156 (34.98%) SQL
4 70 (15.70%) Bash Shell
5 64 (14.35%) JavaScript
6 43 (9.64%) PowerShell
7 29 (6.50%) Shell Script
8 23 (5.16%) Go
9 22 (4.93%) Scala
10 21 (4.71%) C#
11 13 (2.91%) Groovy
11 13 (2.91%) Ruby
12 10 (2.24%) Perl
13 7 (1.57%) Java 8
13 7 (1.57%) PHP
14 4 (0.90%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.90%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.67%) SAS Macro
16 2 (0.45%) C-shell
17 1 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 152 (34.08%) Security Cleared
2 124 (27.80%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.83%) Sun Certification
4 19 (4.26%) DV Cleared
5 14 (3.14%) CCA
6 13 (2.91%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (2.47%) Degree
8 6 (1.35%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.90%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.45%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.45%) CISM
11 2 (0.45%) CISSP
11 2 (0.45%) CRISC
11 2 (0.45%) ISEB
12 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.05%) QA
2 10 (2.24%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.90%) SLA
4 3 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.45%) GDPR
6 1 (0.22%) NIST
System Software
1 244 (54.71%) Docker
2 26 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (5.83%) vSphere
3 8 (1.79%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.90%) NDS
4 4 (0.90%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 3 (0.67%) HDFS
5 3 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 216 (48.43%) Kubernetes
2 184 (41.26%) Terraform
3 130 (29.15%) Ansible
4 76 (17.04%) Puppet
5 52 (11.66%) Packer
6 45 (10.09%) Grafana
7 40 (8.97%) Prometheus
8 33 (7.40%) Opscode Chef
9 19 (4.26%) Kibana
10 17 (3.81%) ZABBIX
11 13 (2.91%) Istio
12 6 (1.35%) Nagios
13 4 (0.90%) logstash
13 4 (0.90%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 4 (0.90%) Rancher
14 3 (0.67%) Consul
14 3 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
14 3 (0.67%) Oozie
15 2 (0.45%) Control-M
15 2 (0.45%) Graphite
Vendors
1 87 (19.51%) Google
2 58 (13.00%) Oracle
3 46 (10.31%) Microsoft
4 40 (8.97%) Cloudera
5 34 (7.62%) Hortonworks
6 29 (6.50%) Atlassian
6 29 (6.50%) VMware
7 18 (4.04%) Splunk
8 15 (3.36%) Dell
8 15 (3.36%) EMC
9 14 (3.14%) Databricks
10 7 (1.57%) IBM
11 6 (1.35%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.35%) Zscaler
12 5 (1.12%) AppDynamics
12 5 (1.12%) Dynatrace
12 5 (1.12%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.90%) ForgeRock
13 4 (0.90%) New Relic
13 4 (0.90%) Pega