Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 210 217 374
Rank change year-on-year +7 +157 +101
Contract jobs citing GitLab 887 458 620
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.22% 0.67%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.01% 6.75% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 346 402
10th Percentile £383 £373 £400
25th Percentile £450 £460 £455
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £531 £538
Median % change year-on-year -1.18% -1.16% +2.38%
75th Percentile £600 £638 £619
90th Percentile £650 £750 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £510 £500
% change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 1
10th Percentile £35.10 " "
25th Percentile £39.50 " £10.25
Median hourly rate £58.25 £30.00 £10.50
Median % change year-on-year +94.17% +185.71% -58.00%
75th Percentile £60.00 " £10.75
90th Percentile " " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year +63.33% - -

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 12,649 6,789 17,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.87% 18.09% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,566 4,736 11,849
10th Percentile £350 £331 £331
25th Percentile £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 93 261
10th Percentile £25.50 £21.30 £23.25
25th Percentile £40.00 £41.25 £38.00
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £50.88
90th Percentile £68.11 £62.70 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.63 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +2.37% +5.56% +5.88%

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 25 July 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 25 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for GitLab in the UK

GitLab
Top 17 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 25 July 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 -42 640 £525 -4.02% 260
Work from Home -35 338 £525 -2.33% 46
London -74 310 £550 - 120
UK excluding London +10 299 £500 -1.96% 149
North of England -32 106 £475 -9.52% 50
North West -19 59 £405 -16.06% 32
Midlands -2 48 £500 - 24
West Midlands +4 46 £504 +0.70% 18
South East -23 42 £483 -5.39% 25
Scotland -29 39 £498 +36.30% 8
East of England +12 36 £500 -9.09% 17
Yorkshire -35 25 £513 -14.58% 11
North East +3 23 £594 +25.66% 7
South West +1 14 £500 -16.67% 19
Wales +3 13 £500 +13.64% 4
East Midlands -14 2 £458 +1.67% 6
Northern Ireland - 1 £563 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 449 (50.62%) DevOps
2 411 (46.34%) AWS
3 397 (44.76%) Jenkins
4 366 (41.26%) Docker
5 348 (39.23%) Agile Software Development
6 327 (36.87%) Terraform
7 308 (34.72%) Python
8 299 (33.71%) Java
9 285 (32.13%) Linux
10 280 (31.57%) Kubernetes
11 240 (27.06%) Ansible
12 225 (25.37%) Git (software)
13 214 (24.13%) Microservices
14 203 (22.89%) Software Engineering
15 199 (22.44%) Azure
16 191 (21.53%) Test Automation
17 187 (21.08%) GitHub
18 184 (20.74%) JIRA
19 167 (18.83%) JavaScript
20 160 (18.04%) Continuous Integration
21 159 (17.93%) SQL
22 157 (17.70%) Scrum
23 156 (17.59%) Infrastructure as Code
24 144 (16.23%) TDD
25 142 (16.01%) Bash Shell
26 136 (15.33%) Security Cleared
27 126 (14.21%) Spring
27 126 (14.21%) Social Skills
28 123 (13.87%) Artifactory
29 120 (13.53%) Confluence

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
1 120 (13.53%) Confluence
2 64 (7.22%) Elasticsearch
3 57 (6.43%) Apache
4 32 (3.61%) Apache Spark
5 31 (3.49%) Apache Airflow
6 27 (3.04%) SAS
7 14 (1.58%) OpenStack
8 13 (1.47%) nginx
9 11 (1.24%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.01%) CMS
11 8 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.79%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.45%) Drupal
14 3 (0.34%) Traefik
15 2 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
15 2 (0.23%) Jupyter
15 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.23%) Wowza Streaming Engine
16 1 (0.11%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (1.01%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.34%) Figma
2 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.68%) assyst
2 4 (0.45%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.11%) Maximo
5 1 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 411 (46.34%) AWS
2 199 (22.44%) Azure
3 187 (21.08%) GitHub
4 98 (11.05%) Serverless
5 88 (9.92%) AWS Lambda
6 82 (9.24%) GCP
7 70 (7.89%) AWS CloudFormation
8 55 (6.20%) Amazon EKS
8 55 (6.20%) Amazon S3
9 53 (5.98%) OpenShift
10 52 (5.86%) PaaS
11 42 (4.74%) Amazon EC2
12 40 (4.51%) Amazon ECS
13 39 (4.40%) Amazon SQS
14 35 (3.95%) Route 53
15 27 (3.04%) IaaS
16 25 (2.82%) SaaS
17 24 (2.71%) Power Platform
18 21 (2.37%) AWS CodePipeline
18 21 (2.37%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.71%) Firewall
2 17 (1.92%) HTTP
3 15 (1.69%) VPN
4 11 (1.24%) DNS
5 10 (1.13%) IPv4
6 8 (0.90%) LAN
6 8 (0.90%) WAN
6 8 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (0.68%) Broadband
7 6 (0.68%) DECT
8 5 (0.56%) IPv6
8 5 (0.56%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.56%) Multicast
8 5 (0.56%) PPP
8 5 (0.56%) UPnP
8 5 (0.56%) Wireless
9 4 (0.45%) OpenVPN
9 4 (0.45%) SSL
10 3 (0.34%) Calico
10 3 (0.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (11.61%) PostgreSQL
2 79 (8.91%) Big Data
3 77 (8.68%) NoSQL
4 68 (7.67%) MongoDB
5 60 (6.76%) MySQL
6 50 (5.64%) SQL Server
7 45 (5.07%) Hadoop
8 41 (4.62%) Redis
9 32 (3.61%) Amazon RDS
10 31 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
11 30 (3.38%) Relational Database
12 28 (3.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 28 (3.16%) Amazon Redshift
13 26 (2.93%) Apache Hive
14 24 (2.71%) Data Lake
14 24 (2.71%) Pentaho
14 24 (2.71%) Power BI
15 19 (2.14%) Impala
16 13 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (1.13%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 397 (44.76%) Jenkins
2 225 (25.37%) Git (software)
3 184 (20.74%) JIRA
4 123 (13.87%) Artifactory
5 114 (12.85%) Maven
6 84 (9.47%) Bitbucket
7 71 (8.00%) Sonatype Nexus
8 65 (7.33%) SonarQube
9 59 (6.65%) Cucumber
10 43 (4.85%) JUnit
11 39 (4.40%) Selenium
12 38 (4.28%) Jasmine
13 36 (4.06%) Subversion
14 34 (3.83%) JMeter
15 27 (3.04%) Cypress.io
16 25 (2.82%) CircleCI
16 25 (2.82%) Gradle
17 24 (2.71%) Postman
18 17 (1.92%) gulp
18 17 (1.92%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 126 (14.21%) Social Skills
2 112 (12.63%) Public Sector
3 95 (10.71%) Finance
4 54 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (3.49%) Presentation Skills
6 25 (2.82%) Banking
7 22 (2.48%) Games
8 19 (2.14%) Documentation Skills
8 19 (2.14%) Influencing Skills
9 18 (2.03%) Telecoms
10 14 (1.58%) Marketing
11 12 (1.35%) Electronics
12 9 (1.01%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.90%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.90%) Law
14 5 (0.56%) Front Office
15 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.45%) Retail
16 3 (0.34%) Publishing
17 2 (0.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 274 (30.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 220 (24.80%) Developer
3 98 (11.05%) AWS Engineer
4 78 (8.79%) AWS DevOps
5 72 (8.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 71 (8.00%) Java Developer
7 60 (6.76%) Architect
8 46 (5.19%) Azure Engineer
9 45 (5.07%) Software Engineer
10 35 (3.95%) Full Stack Developer
11 32 (3.61%) Data Engineer
11 32 (3.61%) Senior Developer
12 29 (3.27%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 29 (3.27%) Technical Leader
13 27 (3.04%) Lead DevOps
14 26 (2.93%) Platform Engineer
15 22 (2.48%) Cloud Engineer
15 22 (2.48%) Python Engineer
15 22 (2.48%) Systems Engineer
15 22 (2.48%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (14.21%) Spring
2 114 (12.85%) Spring Boot
3 110 (12.40%) Node.js
4 109 (12.29%) React
5 99 (11.16%) Kafka
6 83 (9.36%) REST
7 79 (8.91%) AngularJS
8 61 (6.88%) HTML
9 60 (6.76%) Web Services
10 54 (6.09%) RESTful
11 47 (5.30%) RabbitMQ
12 41 (4.62%) CSS
13 38 (4.28%) .NET
13 38 (4.28%) Elastic Stack
14 33 (3.72%) Express
15 31 (3.49%) YAML
16 29 (3.27%) Redux
17 28 (3.16%) Hibernate
18 27 (3.04%) Swagger
19 24 (2.71%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 35 (3.95%) Public Cloud
2 29 (3.27%) Linux Command Line
3 28 (3.16%) Cloud Native
4 27 (3.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 25 (2.82%) Data Centre
5 25 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (2.37%) User Experience
7 19 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (1.69%) Legacy Systems
9 13 (1.47%) Analytical Mindset
9 13 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
10 10 (1.13%) Life Science
10 10 (1.13%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.01%) Algorithms
12 8 (0.90%) PKI
13 7 (0.79%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.68%) Mobile App
15 5 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
15 5 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 285 (32.13%) Linux
2 74 (8.34%) Unix
3 72 (8.12%) Windows
4 57 (6.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (3.49%) Ubuntu
6 28 (3.16%) CentOS
7 21 (2.37%) Windows Server
8 20 (2.25%) Android
9 15 (1.69%) Apple iOS
10 10 (1.13%) OpenWrt
11 8 (0.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.79%) Alpine Linux
13 5 (0.56%) AIX
13 5 (0.56%) Solaris
13 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
14 4 (0.45%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.34%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.34%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.34%) SUSE
16 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (50.62%) DevOps
2 348 (39.23%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (24.13%) Microservices
4 203 (22.89%) Software Engineering
5 191 (21.53%) Test Automation
6 160 (18.04%) Continuous Integration
7 157 (17.70%) Scrum
8 156 (17.59%) Infrastructure as Code
9 144 (16.23%) TDD
10 93 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
11 81 (9.13%) Configuration Management
12 65 (7.33%) BDD
13 58 (6.54%) Analytics
14 55 (6.20%) Kanban
14 55 (6.20%) SOA
14 55 (6.20%) Test Strategy
15 54 (6.09%) Open Source
16 47 (5.30%) Continuous Delivery
17 43 (4.85%) Workflow
18 41 (4.62%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 308 (34.72%) Python
2 299 (33.71%) Java
3 167 (18.83%) JavaScript
4 159 (17.93%) SQL
5 142 (16.01%) Bash Shell
6 66 (7.44%) PowerShell
7 57 (6.43%) Shell Script
8 52 (5.86%) TypeScript
9 48 (5.41%) Go
10 32 (3.61%) C
10 32 (3.61%) Scala
11 30 (3.38%) Groovy
11 30 (3.38%) Ruby
12 29 (3.27%) C#
13 28 (3.16%) C++
14 25 (2.82%) Perl
15 17 (1.92%) PL/SQL
16 15 (1.69%) ES6
16 15 (1.69%) Kotlin
17 12 (1.35%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 136 (15.33%) Security Cleared
2 116 (13.08%) SC Cleared
3 32 (3.61%) Degree
4 21 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (1.92%) DV Cleared
6 14 (1.58%) Master's Degree
7 10 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.79%) OCP
8 7 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.34%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.23%) CCA
11 2 (0.23%) CCNA
11 2 (0.23%) CCNP
11 2 (0.23%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.11%) CISSP
12 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.31%) QA
2 13 (1.47%) Accessibility
3 10 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.68%) JTAG
4 6 (0.68%) SLA
5 2 (0.23%) GDPR
5 2 (0.23%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.11%) COBIT
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) PSD2
6 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 366 (41.26%) Docker
2 19 (2.14%) HDFS
3 14 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.01%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.90%) iptables
6 7 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.45%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.45%) vSphere
9 3 (0.34%) Firmware
10 2 (0.23%) Ceph
11 1 (0.11%) KVM
11 1 (0.11%) LXC
11 1 (0.11%) NDS
11 1 (0.11%) NFS
11 1 (0.11%) QEMU
11 1 (0.11%) Samba
11 1 (0.11%) vCloud
11 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 327 (36.87%) Terraform
2 280 (31.57%) Kubernetes
3 240 (27.06%) Ansible
4 93 (10.48%) Grafana
5 63 (7.10%) Kibana
6 60 (6.76%) Prometheus
7 58 (6.54%) Puppet
8 34 (3.83%) Packer
9 30 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
10 27 (3.04%) Rancher
11 26 (2.93%) Istio
12 20 (2.25%) Docker Swarm
13 18 (2.03%) Consul
14 17 (1.92%) logstash
15 10 (1.13%) vRealize
16 9 (1.01%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 8 (0.90%) SCCM
18 6 (0.68%) Fluentd
18 6 (0.68%) Nagios
18 6 (0.68%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 57 (6.43%) Oracle
2 52 (5.86%) Red Hat
3 46 (5.19%) Splunk
4 38 (4.28%) IBM
5 35 (3.95%) Cloudera
6 33 (3.72%) Microsoft
6 33 (3.72%) ServiceNow
7 29 (3.27%) Google
8 28 (3.16%) VMware
9 23 (2.59%) Databricks
10 22 (2.48%) Talend
11 18 (2.03%) SAP
12 15 (1.69%) Cisco
12 15 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (1.69%) Veracode
13 13 (1.47%) Atlassian
14 12 (1.35%) Hortonworks
14 12 (1.35%) SaltStack
15 10 (1.13%) AppDynamics
16 9 (1.01%) Informatica