Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 381 385 541
Rank change year-on-year +4 +156 +184
Contract jobs citing GitLab 510 685 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.66% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.55% 3.12% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 447 232
UK median daily rate £540 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £380 £363 £350
90th Percentile £675 £675 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £433
% change year-on-year - +15.61% -3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £37.25 £35.00 £31.25
90th Percentile £71.50 £35.00 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 14,373 21,942 19,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.25% 21.11% 18.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,435 15,037 13,331
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 233 285
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £20.50 £26.55 £29.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £53.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.38 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -0.29% - +3.66%

GitLab
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GitLab in the UK

GitLab
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GitLab.

Contractor daily rate trend for GitLab in the UK

GitLab
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GitLab over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GitLab in the UK

GitLab
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GitLab.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GitLab in the UK

GitLab
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GitLab over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 November 2019. 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 -14 456 £550 +4.76% 137
UK excluding London +7 261 £500 - 81
London -19 217 £575 +9.52% 69
North of England -18 75 £500 - 20
North West +25 59 £500 -2.01% 11
South East +14 46 £463 -22.92% 13
Midlands +50 42 £538 -10.42% 10
South West +20 37 £488 +5.41% 11
Scotland +35 33 £450 +7.14% 5
West Midlands +26 28 £610 +1.67% 8
East of England +5 24 £550 +10.00% 14
East Midlands +35 14 £525 -12.50% 2
Yorkshire +12 10 £500 - 6
North East -29 6 £473 -5.50% 3
Wales +33 4 £426 -11.58% 5

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 298 (58.43%) DevOps
2 264 (51.76%) Jenkins
3 249 (48.82%) AWS
4 247 (48.43%) Docker
5 218 (42.75%) Ansible
6 216 (42.35%) Python
7 211 (41.37%) Agile Software Development
8 203 (39.80%) Linux
9 201 (39.41%) Java
10 176 (34.51%) Kubernetes
11 174 (34.12%) Terraform
12 154 (30.20%) Git (software)
13 135 (26.47%) JIRA
14 130 (25.49%) Puppet
15 112 (21.96%) Azure
16 111 (21.76%) Continuous Integration
17 110 (21.57%) Security Cleared
18 97 (19.02%) Microservices
19 91 (17.84%) SC Cleared
20 89 (17.45%) JavaScript
21 86 (16.86%) Confluence
21 86 (16.86%) GitHub
22 80 (15.69%) Configuration Management
23 79 (15.49%) Bash Shell
24 76 (14.90%) SQL
25 74 (14.51%) Web Services
26 73 (14.31%) Scrum
27 71 (13.92%) TDD
28 68 (13.33%) Spring
29 67 (13.14%) Test Automation

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 86 (16.86%) Confluence
2 45 (8.82%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (3.92%) Apache
4 18 (3.53%) nginx
5 17 (3.33%) Tomcat
6 14 (2.75%) Apache Spark
7 12 (2.35%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (1.57%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.37%) IIS
10 7 (1.37%) JBoss
11 5 (0.98%) Camunda
12 4 (0.78%) CMS
12 4 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.59%) Apache Qpid
13 3 (0.59%) Gunicorn
13 3 (0.59%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.59%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.59%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 6 (1.18%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.59%) Adobe XD
2 3 (0.59%) InVision
2 3 (0.59%) Zeplin
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.16%) assyst
1 11 (2.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 249 (48.82%) AWS
2 112 (21.96%) Azure
3 86 (16.86%) GitHub
4 54 (10.59%) Amazon EC2
5 53 (10.39%) GCP
6 51 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 45 (8.82%) OpenShift
8 41 (8.04%) PaaS
9 40 (7.84%) Amazon S3
10 37 (7.25%) Serverless
11 34 (6.67%) AWS Lambda
12 24 (4.71%) Amazon SQS
13 22 (4.31%) Datadog
14 18 (3.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 17 (3.33%) Amazon ECS
15 17 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 15 (2.94%) IaaS
17 14 (2.75%) AWS Fargate
18 13 (2.55%) Amazon ELB
19 12 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.08%) DNS
2 29 (5.69%) HTTP
3 20 (3.92%) VPN
4 18 (3.53%) SSL
4 18 (3.53%) TCP/IP
5 14 (2.75%) Firewall
6 13 (2.55%) FTP
7 9 (1.76%) BIG-IP
8 8 (1.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 8 (1.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (1.37%) Network Security
10 5 (0.98%) Asterisk PBX
10 5 (0.98%) iSCSI
11 4 (0.78%) Skype
12 3 (0.59%) Internet
13 2 (0.39%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (0.39%) DHCP
13 2 (0.39%) IPsec
13 2 (0.39%) SSH
13 2 (0.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (10.98%) PostgreSQL
2 44 (8.63%) Amazon RDS
3 38 (7.45%) Big Data
3 38 (7.45%) Hadoop
3 38 (7.45%) MySQL
4 36 (7.06%) MongoDB
5 25 (4.90%) NoSQL
6 19 (3.73%) Apache Cassandra
7 15 (2.94%) Relational Database
8 13 (2.55%) Oracle Database
9 12 (2.35%) Redis
9 12 (2.35%) SQL Server
10 11 (2.16%) Amazon Redshift
10 11 (2.16%) Pentaho
11 9 (1.76%) Amazon Athena
12 8 (1.57%) Apache Hive
12 8 (1.57%) Impala
12 8 (1.57%) InfluxDB
13 7 (1.37%) HBase
13 7 (1.37%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 264 (51.76%) Jenkins
2 154 (30.20%) Git (software)
3 135 (26.47%) JIRA
4 58 (11.37%) Bitbucket
5 56 (10.98%) Artifactory
6 45 (8.82%) SonarQube
7 37 (7.25%) Maven
8 36 (7.06%) Gradle
9 35 (6.86%) Selenium
10 29 (5.69%) Cucumber
11 27 (5.29%) Travis CI
12 21 (4.12%) CircleCI
13 20 (3.92%) JUnit
14 19 (3.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 19 (3.73%) Sonatype Nexus
15 13 (2.55%) Appium
15 13 (2.55%) Gatling
15 13 (2.55%) Mockito
16 12 (2.35%) JMeter
17 11 (2.16%) Geb
General
1 63 (12.35%) Finance
2 43 (8.43%) Public Sector
3 30 (5.88%) Banking
4 21 (4.12%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.16%) Retail
6 10 (1.96%) Marketing
7 8 (1.57%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.37%) Games
9 6 (1.18%) Automotive
9 6 (1.18%) Electronics
9 6 (1.18%) Front Office
9 6 (1.18%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.18%) Police
10 5 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.98%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.39%) Legal
12 1 (0.20%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.20%) Military
12 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 158 (30.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 150 (29.41%) Developer
3 57 (11.18%) AWS Engineer
4 44 (8.63%) Java Developer
5 35 (6.86%) AWS DevOps
6 29 (5.69%) Cloud Engineer
7 28 (5.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 27 (5.29%) Administrator
9 21 (4.12%) Architect
10 18 (3.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 18 (3.53%) Platform Engineer
11 16 (3.14%) Senior Developer
11 16 (3.14%) Software Engineer
12 15 (2.94%) Data Engineer
12 15 (2.94%) DevOps Administrator
12 15 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
13 14 (2.75%) Agile Developer
13 14 (2.75%) Automation Engineer
13 14 (2.75%) Cloud Administrator
13 14 (2.75%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (14.51%) Web Services
2 68 (13.33%) Spring
3 60 (11.76%) REST
4 49 (9.61%) Elastic Stack
5 46 (9.02%) CSS
6 45 (8.82%) HTML
7 43 (8.43%) Node.js
8 42 (8.24%) AngularJS
9 40 (7.84%) Kafka
10 32 (6.27%) J2EE
11 30 (5.88%) RESTful
11 30 (5.88%) Spring Boot
12 26 (5.10%) SOAP
13 22 (4.31%) React
13 22 (4.31%) XML
14 21 (4.12%) OAuth
14 21 (4.12%) React Native
15 18 (3.53%) .NET
15 18 (3.53%) JSON
15 18 (3.53%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.31%) Mobile App
2 19 (3.73%) User Experience
3 17 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (2.75%) Data Centre
4 14 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
5 13 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.96%) Cloud Native
7 9 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.57%) Clustering
8 8 (1.57%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.57%) Wiki
9 7 (1.37%) iPad
10 6 (1.18%) Replication
11 5 (0.98%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 5 (0.98%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.98%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (0.78%) Derivative
13 3 (0.59%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 203 (39.80%) Linux
2 62 (12.16%) Windows
3 53 (10.39%) Unix
4 29 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (4.71%) Windows Server
6 18 (3.53%) Android
7 17 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 17 (3.33%) Ubuntu
8 12 (2.35%) CentOS
9 10 (1.96%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.59%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.39%) DC/OS
11 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.39%) VMS
11 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.20%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.20%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (58.43%) DevOps
2 211 (41.37%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (21.76%) Continuous Integration
4 97 (19.02%) Microservices
5 80 (15.69%) Configuration Management
6 73 (14.31%) Scrum
7 71 (13.92%) TDD
8 67 (13.14%) Test Automation
9 53 (10.39%) Software Engineering
10 42 (8.24%) BDD
11 40 (7.84%) Kanban
12 38 (7.45%) Infrastructure as Code
13 35 (6.86%) Load Balancing
14 34 (6.67%) Open Source
15 33 (6.47%) Migration
16 31 (6.08%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 31 (6.08%) Problem-Solving
17 30 (5.88%) Front End Development
18 24 (4.71%) Deployment Automation
19 22 (4.31%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 216 (42.35%) Python
2 201 (39.41%) Java
3 89 (17.45%) JavaScript
4 79 (15.49%) Bash Shell
5 76 (14.90%) SQL
6 36 (7.06%) Java 8
7 30 (5.88%) Go
8 29 (5.69%) Shell Script
9 22 (4.31%) TypeScript
10 17 (3.33%) PowerShell
11 15 (2.94%) Kotlin
12 14 (2.75%) Ruby
13 13 (2.55%) C++
14 12 (2.35%) ES6
15 11 (2.16%) C#
16 10 (1.96%) C
17 9 (1.76%) Groovy
17 9 (1.76%) Scala
18 8 (1.57%) Perl
18 8 (1.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 110 (21.57%) Security Cleared
2 91 (17.84%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.90%) AWS Certification
4 21 (4.12%) DV Cleared
5 16 (3.14%) MCSA
5 16 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (2.94%) RHCSA
7 14 (2.75%) RHCE
8 12 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (2.35%) CCA
9 10 (1.96%) Degree
10 9 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (1.57%) CCNA
11 8 (1.57%) CCNP
12 2 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.20%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.92%) QA
2 4 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.59%) PSD2
3 3 (0.59%) WCAG
4 2 (0.39%) COBIT
4 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.20%) GDPR
5 1 (0.20%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 247 (48.43%) Docker
2 38 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.16%) vSphere
6 10 (1.96%) PowerDNS
7 9 (1.76%) Active Directory
8 8 (1.57%) VMware NSX
9 7 (1.37%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.98%) Corosync
10 5 (0.98%) DRBD
10 5 (0.98%) FreeRADIUS
10 5 (0.98%) Postfix
10 5 (0.98%) Snort
11 3 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.59%) OpenAM
11 3 (0.59%) OpenDJ
12 2 (0.39%) NDS
12 2 (0.39%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 2 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 218 (42.75%) Ansible
2 176 (34.51%) Kubernetes
3 174 (34.12%) Terraform
4 130 (25.49%) Puppet
5 39 (7.65%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (6.08%) Consul
7 29 (5.69%) Packer
8 23 (4.51%) Grafana
9 22 (4.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 22 (4.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 19 (3.73%) Kibana
11 18 (3.53%) Prometheus
12 16 (3.14%) Docker Swarm
13 13 (2.55%) HAProxy
13 13 (2.55%) logstash
14 11 (2.16%) NetBackup
15 8 (1.57%) Graphite
15 8 (1.57%) ZABBIX
16 7 (1.37%) Oozie
17 6 (1.18%) Rancher
Vendors
1 45 (8.82%) Red Hat
2 43 (8.43%) VMware
3 42 (8.24%) Google
4 39 (7.65%) Cloudera
5 31 (6.08%) Oracle
6 26 (5.10%) Splunk
7 23 (4.51%) Atlassian
8 22 (4.31%) Hortonworks
9 20 (3.92%) Microsoft
10 16 (3.14%) ServiceNow
11 11 (2.16%) New Relic
11 11 (2.16%) Sparx
12 10 (1.96%) F5
12 10 (1.96%) ForgeRock
12 10 (1.96%) SaltStack
13 9 (1.76%) IBM
14 8 (1.57%) Cisco
14 8 (1.57%) Dell
14 8 (1.57%) EMC
14 8 (1.57%) NetApp