Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 181 330 369
Rank change year-on-year +149 +39 +175
Contract jobs citing GitLab 603 508 680
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.47% 0.70% 0.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.46% 4.12% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 325 444
Median daily rate £500 £530 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £380 £375
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -11.11% - -

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 7,129 12,324 21,359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.39% 17.05% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,886 8,367 14,796
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £320 £325 £325
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £450 £436
% change year-on-year -3.22% +3.21% +5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 158 233
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £30.00 £16.20 £31.32
90th Percentile £60.30 £68.83 £55.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%

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 18 January 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing GitLab over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 18 January 2021. 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 +151 483 £500 -7.41% 191
UK excluding London +146 231 £475 -5.00% 115
London +125 223 £505 -12.17% 85
Work from Home -39 198 £500 -11.11% 42
North of England +85 87 £511 -2.62% 47
South East +149 57 £425 - 12
North West +42 49 £500 -4.76% 30
East of England +74 29 £463 -15.14% 12
North East +56 27 £513 +10.22% 7
Scotland +51 20 £475 +5.56% 4
Midlands +46 19 £416 -29.15% 13
South West +75 14 £553 +10.50% 15
West Midlands +38 14 £360 -40.74% 11
Yorkshire +45 11 £555 +8.24% 10
Wales +28 5 £450 +5.76% 11
East Midlands +35 3 - - 2

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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.

1 369 (61.19%) DevOps
2 329 (54.56%) Jenkins
3 317 (52.57%) AWS
4 314 (52.07%) Docker
5 283 (46.93%) Python
6 282 (46.77%) Java
7 277 (45.94%) Terraform
8 270 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
9 260 (43.12%) Kubernetes
10 221 (36.65%) Ansible
11 211 (34.99%) Linux
12 198 (32.84%) Microservices
13 187 (31.01%) Git (software)
14 185 (30.68%) Azure
15 161 (26.70%) Infrastructure as Code
16 149 (24.71%) Bash Shell
17 141 (23.38%) Security Cleared
18 133 (22.06%) SQL
19 122 (20.23%) Software Engineering
20 121 (20.07%) Test Automation
21 117 (19.40%) JavaScript
22 113 (18.74%) SC Cleared
23 111 (18.41%) Kafka
24 110 (18.24%) GitHub
25 109 (18.08%) Node.js
26 108 (17.91%) JIRA
26 108 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
26 108 (17.91%) Artifactory
27 103 (17.08%) Scrum
28 102 (16.92%) TDD

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 49 (8.13%) Apache
2 43 (7.13%) Confluence
3 32 (5.31%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (2.65%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.33%) nginx
6 7 (1.16%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.83%) IBM Domino
8 4 (0.66%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.66%) CMS
8 4 (0.66%) DNN
8 4 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.66%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.50%) Drupal
9 3 (0.50%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.33%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.33%) Documentum
10 2 (0.33%) IIS
10 2 (0.33%) Tornado
11 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) assyst
2 2 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.17%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.17%) Exstream
3 1 (0.17%) Magento
3 1 (0.17%) Maximo
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 317 (52.57%) AWS
2 185 (30.68%) Azure
3 110 (18.24%) GitHub
4 87 (14.43%) Serverless
5 82 (13.60%) AWS Lambda
6 80 (13.27%) GCP
7 65 (10.78%) Amazon ECS
8 64 (10.61%) Amazon EKS
9 41 (6.80%) AWS CloudFormation
10 36 (5.97%) Apigee
11 25 (4.15%) Amazon EC2
11 25 (4.15%) Amazon S3
11 25 (4.15%) PaaS
12 21 (3.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 16 (2.65%) Kong
14 15 (2.49%) OpenShift
15 13 (2.16%) Route 53
16 12 (1.99%) AWS Fargate
16 12 (1.99%) IaaS
16 12 (1.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.98%) Firewall
2 22 (3.65%) VPN
3 20 (3.32%) Reverse Proxy
4 19 (3.15%) VLAN
5 16 (2.65%) SNMP
6 15 (2.49%) DNS
7 7 (1.16%) SSL
8 6 (1.00%) HTTP
8 6 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.83%) DECT
9 5 (0.83%) IPv4
9 5 (0.83%) IPv6
9 5 (0.83%) Multicast
9 5 (0.83%) PPP
9 5 (0.83%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.83%) UPnP
10 4 (0.66%) DSL
10 4 (0.66%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.66%) SSH
11 3 (0.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (16.42%) PostgreSQL
2 76 (12.60%) MySQL
3 62 (10.28%) Big Data
4 60 (9.95%) SQL Server
5 37 (6.14%) Amazon Redshift
5 37 (6.14%) MongoDB
6 32 (5.31%) Relational Database
7 31 (5.14%) NoSQL
8 22 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (3.15%) Hadoop
10 15 (2.49%) Apache Hive
10 15 (2.49%) Data Lake
11 11 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (1.33%) HBase
12 8 (1.33%) Impala
13 7 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
14 6 (1.00%) Power BI
15 5 (0.83%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.83%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 329 (54.56%) Jenkins
2 187 (31.01%) Git (software)
3 108 (17.91%) Artifactory
3 108 (17.91%) JIRA
4 68 (11.28%) Maven
5 48 (7.96%) SonarQube
6 47 (7.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 42 (6.97%) Sonatype Nexus
8 38 (6.30%) Cucumber
9 36 (5.97%) JUnit
9 36 (5.97%) Selenium
10 26 (4.31%) Bitbucket
11 23 (3.81%) TeamCity
12 20 (3.32%) Gradle
13 19 (3.15%) JMeter
14 18 (2.99%) WebDriver
15 16 (2.65%) gulp
16 11 (1.82%) Cypress.io
17 10 (1.66%) Terragrunt
18 9 (1.49%) git-flow
General
1 88 (14.59%) Finance
1 88 (14.59%) Public Sector
2 53 (8.79%) Banking
3 19 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.82%) Electronics
4 17 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 17 (2.82%) Marketing
5 12 (1.99%) Back Office
6 6 (1.00%) Retail
7 5 (0.83%) Automotive
8 3 (0.50%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.50%) Games
9 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.33%) Publishing
10 1 (0.17%) Advertising
10 1 (0.17%) French Language
10 1 (0.17%) Front Office
10 1 (0.17%) Law
10 1 (0.17%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 210 (34.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 183 (30.35%) Developer
3 106 (17.58%) AWS Engineer
4 79 (13.10%) Java Developer
5 77 (12.77%) AWS DevOps
6 71 (11.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 48 (7.96%) Software Engineer
8 43 (7.13%) Cloud Engineer
8 43 (7.13%) Senior DevOps
9 40 (6.63%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 35 (5.80%) AWS Developer
11 32 (5.31%) Java Engineer
12 31 (5.14%) Architect
13 29 (4.81%) Full Stack Developer
14 28 (4.64%) Java Software Engineer
15 27 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 25 (4.15%) Azure Engineer
16 25 (4.15%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 25 (4.15%) Java Software Developer
17 24 (3.98%) AWS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (18.41%) Kafka
2 109 (18.08%) Node.js
3 92 (15.26%) REST
3 92 (15.26%) Spring
4 90 (14.93%) Web Services
5 76 (12.60%) Spring Boot
6 65 (10.78%) Elastic Stack
7 58 (9.62%) Swagger
8 54 (8.96%) React
9 53 (8.79%) RESTful
10 51 (8.46%) AngularJS
10 51 (8.46%) gRPC
11 48 (7.96%) HTML
12 45 (7.46%) OAuth
13 42 (6.97%) CSS
14 37 (6.14%) Dropwizard
15 35 (5.80%) SOAP
16 29 (4.81%) Express
16 29 (4.81%) JSON
17 27 (4.48%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.13%) Greenfield Project
2 36 (5.97%) Hedge funds
3 23 (3.81%) Cloud Native
4 22 (3.65%) Linux Command Line
5 16 (2.65%) User Experience
6 15 (2.49%) Public Cloud
7 13 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (1.33%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.16%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.00%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.00%) Augmented Reality
11 6 (1.00%) NHS
12 4 (0.66%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.66%) Security Operations Centre
13 3 (0.50%) Analytical Mindset
13 3 (0.50%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.50%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 211 (34.99%) Linux
2 66 (10.95%) Windows
3 59 (9.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 36 (5.97%) Windows Server
5 30 (4.98%) CentOS
6 27 (4.48%) Unix
7 19 (3.15%) Windows 10
7 19 (3.15%) Windows Server 2016
8 17 (2.82%) Android
9 16 (2.65%) Ubuntu
10 9 (1.49%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.16%) OpenWrt
12 3 (0.50%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (61.19%) DevOps
2 270 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (32.84%) Microservices
4 161 (26.70%) Infrastructure as Code
5 122 (20.23%) Software Engineering
6 121 (20.07%) Test Automation
7 108 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
8 103 (17.08%) Scrum
9 102 (16.92%) TDD
10 81 (13.43%) Configuration Management
11 59 (9.78%) Continuous Deployment
12 53 (8.79%) Open Source
13 45 (7.46%) Continuous Delivery
13 45 (7.46%) Kanban
14 42 (6.97%) BDD
15 39 (6.47%) Deployment Automation
16 37 (6.14%) Asset Management
17 36 (5.97%) Investment Management
18 35 (5.80%) Infrastructure Automation
19 31 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 283 (46.93%) Python
2 282 (46.77%) Java
3 149 (24.71%) Bash Shell
4 133 (22.06%) SQL
5 117 (19.40%) JavaScript
6 75 (12.44%) PowerShell
7 41 (6.80%) Perl
8 39 (6.47%) Go
9 36 (5.97%) Shell Script
10 33 (5.47%) Ruby
11 27 (4.48%) Scala
12 25 (4.15%) C#
13 19 (3.15%) Groovy
14 16 (2.65%) TypeScript
15 14 (2.32%) C
16 12 (1.99%) C++
17 11 (1.82%) Java 8
18 9 (1.49%) PHP
19 6 (1.00%) Elm
19 6 (1.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 141 (23.38%) Security Cleared
2 113 (18.74%) SC Cleared
3 21 (3.48%) Degree
4 19 (3.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (2.65%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.99%) Sun Certification
7 7 (1.16%) CCA
8 5 (0.83%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.50%) CISM
10 3 (0.50%) CISSP
10 3 (0.50%) GIAC
10 3 (0.50%) SANS
11 2 (0.33%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.33%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.31%) QA
2 10 (1.66%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 5 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.83%) JTAG
3 5 (0.83%) SLA
3 5 (0.83%) WCAG
4 3 (0.50%) HIPAA
4 3 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.50%) RMADS
4 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.33%) NIST
6 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 314 (52.07%) Docker
2 22 (3.65%) vSphere
3 21 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.99%) HDFS
5 9 (1.49%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.66%) NDS
6 4 (0.66%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 3 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 277 (45.94%) Terraform
2 260 (43.12%) Kubernetes
3 221 (36.65%) Ansible
4 93 (15.42%) Puppet
5 70 (11.61%) Prometheus
6 62 (10.28%) Grafana
7 42 (6.97%) Opscode Chef
8 36 (5.97%) Kibana
9 35 (5.80%) Packer
10 34 (5.64%) Istio
11 20 (3.32%) Consul
11 20 (3.32%) logstash
12 18 (2.99%) Rancher
13 16 (2.65%) ZABBIX
14 15 (2.49%) Fluentd
15 10 (1.66%) Salt
16 8 (1.33%) Oozie
17 7 (1.16%) Nagios
18 4 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
18 4 (0.66%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 63 (10.45%) Splunk
2 55 (9.12%) Google
3 51 (8.46%) Microsoft
4 50 (8.29%) Oracle
5 37 (6.14%) Atlassian
6 29 (4.81%) VMware
7 28 (4.64%) Cloudera
8 25 (4.15%) AppDynamics
9 20 (3.32%) Hortonworks
9 20 (3.32%) Red Hat
10 17 (2.82%) SAP
11 15 (2.49%) Dell
11 15 (2.49%) LogRhythm
11 15 (2.49%) Sybase
12 14 (2.32%) EMC
13 8 (1.33%) Databricks
13 8 (1.33%) Dynatrace
13 8 (1.33%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.16%) Pega
15 6 (1.00%) Informatica