Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 223 277 369
Rank change year-on-year +54 +92 +143
Contract jobs citing GitLab 621 533 672
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 0.93% 0.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.74% 5.28% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 355 466
10th Percentile £356 £363 £391
25th Percentile £425 £444 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £600 £634 £623
90th Percentile £650 £708 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £500 £508
% change year-on-year -5.55% -1.43% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 1
10th Percentile £34.00 " "
25th Percentile " " £10.25
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £10.50
75th Percentile £47.50 " £10.75
90th Percentile " " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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 9,218 10,088 19,839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.21% 17.57% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,246 6,933 13,636
10th Percentile £331 £331 £330
25th Percentile £400 £406 £401
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £490 £485
Median % change year-on-year -0.51% +1.03% +2.11%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £427 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 154 265
10th Percentile £27.60 £18.25 £22.65
25th Percentile £40.00 £33.25 £36.75
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £44.18
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +7.51% +3.95%
75th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £61.93 £63.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% +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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +9 445 £500 -7.41% 182
Work from Home -66 252 £525 +5.00% 47
London -30 216 £500 -9.09% 68
UK excluding London +41 203 £473 -5.55% 124
North of England -23 59 £465 -13.89% 23
South East +73 49 £420 -1.18% 33
North West -14 40 £445 -6.32% 10
Scotland +15 35 £483 +7.22% 9
East of England +40 21 £425 -22.73% 16
Midlands +43 19 £474 -6.19% 20
South West +47 15 £520 -0.95% 20
West Midlands +28 14 £508 - 18
Yorkshire -6 11 £555 -7.50% 11
North East +23 8 £489 +10.20% 2
Wales +19 5 £533 - 2
East Midlands +20 3 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 348 (56.04%) DevOps
2 318 (51.21%) Jenkins
3 282 (45.41%) Agile Software Development
3 282 (45.41%) AWS
4 277 (44.61%) Python
5 270 (43.48%) Docker
6 266 (42.83%) Linux
7 249 (40.10%) Terraform
8 240 (38.65%) Java
9 236 (38.00%) Ansible
10 200 (32.21%) Kubernetes
11 197 (31.72%) Git (software)
12 156 (25.12%) Infrastructure as Code
13 154 (24.80%) Azure
14 148 (23.83%) Test Automation
15 147 (23.67%) GitHub
16 141 (22.71%) Bash Shell
17 139 (22.38%) Microservices
18 137 (22.06%) JIRA
19 134 (21.58%) Scrum
20 133 (21.42%) Continuous Integration
21 129 (20.77%) TDD
22 125 (20.13%) Security Cleared
23 116 (18.68%) Software Engineering
24 110 (17.71%) Kafka
25 105 (16.91%) SC Cleared
26 98 (15.78%) JavaScript
27 90 (14.49%) SQL
28 88 (14.17%) Artifactory
29 87 (14.01%) Finance

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 77 (12.40%) Confluence
2 50 (8.05%) Elasticsearch
3 35 (5.64%) Apache
4 26 (4.19%) Apache Spark
5 16 (2.58%) Apache Airflow
6 10 (1.61%) nginx
7 8 (1.29%) DNN
8 5 (0.81%) Jupyter
8 5 (0.81%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.64%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.48%) Anypoint
11 2 (0.32%) IIS
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.32%) SAS
11 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.16%) Drupal
12 1 (0.16%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Figma
1 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (1.29%) assyst
2 4 (0.64%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.48%) Maximo
4 2 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 282 (45.41%) AWS
2 154 (24.80%) Azure
3 147 (23.67%) GitHub
4 71 (11.43%) Serverless
5 65 (10.47%) AWS Lambda
6 52 (8.37%) GCP
7 48 (7.73%) Amazon S3
8 45 (7.25%) Amazon EKS
9 43 (6.92%) PaaS
10 41 (6.60%) AWS CloudFormation
11 35 (5.64%) OpenShift
12 28 (4.51%) Amazon ECS
12 28 (4.51%) Amazon SQS
13 26 (4.19%) Amazon EC2
14 20 (3.22%) Route 53
15 19 (3.06%) SaaS
16 18 (2.90%) IaaS
17 17 (2.74%) AWS Step Functions
18 16 (2.58%) Amazon GuardDuty
18 16 (2.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.06%) Firewall
2 13 (2.09%) DNS
2 13 (2.09%) HTTP
2 13 (2.09%) VPN
3 10 (1.61%) DECT
3 10 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (1.29%) IPv4
4 8 (1.29%) IPv6
4 8 (1.29%) Multicast
4 8 (1.29%) PPP
4 8 (1.29%) UPnP
5 7 (1.13%) Kerberos
6 6 (0.97%) Broadband
6 6 (0.97%) SSL
7 5 (0.81%) SSH
8 4 (0.64%) SNMP
8 4 (0.64%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.48%) Calico
9 3 (0.48%) Network Security
9 3 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (12.56%) PostgreSQL
2 66 (10.63%) Big Data
3 46 (7.41%) NoSQL
4 39 (6.28%) MongoDB
5 35 (5.64%) SQL Server
6 25 (4.03%) Apache Hive
7 24 (3.86%) MySQL
8 23 (3.70%) Data Lake
9 22 (3.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 21 (3.38%) Hadoop
11 20 (3.22%) Amazon RDS
12 19 (3.06%) HBase
12 19 (3.06%) Relational Database
13 18 (2.90%) Impala
14 16 (2.58%) Amazon Redshift
15 11 (1.77%) Spark SQL
16 9 (1.45%) Redis
17 8 (1.29%) Pentaho
18 7 (1.13%) Power BI
19 6 (0.97%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 318 (51.21%) Jenkins
2 197 (31.72%) Git (software)
3 137 (22.06%) JIRA
4 88 (14.17%) Artifactory
5 84 (13.53%) Maven
6 68 (10.95%) SonarQube
7 66 (10.63%) Sonatype Nexus
8 49 (7.89%) Bitbucket
9 43 (6.92%) JUnit
10 41 (6.60%) Cucumber
11 34 (5.48%) Gradle
11 34 (5.48%) Selenium
12 31 (4.99%) TeamCity
13 27 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 27 (4.35%) JMeter
14 22 (3.54%) Subversion
15 16 (2.58%) git-flow
15 16 (2.58%) Jasmine
16 15 (2.42%) Cypress.io
16 15 (2.42%) GDB
General
1 87 (14.01%) Finance
2 75 (12.08%) Public Sector
3 27 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.70%) Marketing
5 22 (3.54%) Banking
6 18 (2.90%) Manufacturing
7 17 (2.74%) Electronics
8 9 (1.45%) Games
9 6 (0.97%) Retail
10 5 (0.81%) Automotive
10 5 (0.81%) Front Office
11 4 (0.64%) Law
12 3 (0.48%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.32%) Publishing
14 1 (0.16%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) Billing
14 1 (0.16%) Legal
14 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 223 (35.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 150 (24.15%) Developer
3 83 (13.37%) AWS Engineer
4 77 (12.40%) AWS DevOps
5 71 (11.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 43 (6.92%) Java Developer
7 42 (6.76%) Architect
8 37 (5.96%) Senior DevOps
9 35 (5.64%) Cloud Engineer
9 35 (5.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 31 (4.99%) Azure Engineer
11 28 (4.51%) Software Engineer
12 23 (3.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 23 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
13 19 (3.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (3.06%) Tester
14 18 (2.90%) Senior Developer
15 16 (2.58%) Technical Leader
16 15 (2.42%) Linux Engineer
16 15 (2.42%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (17.71%) Kafka
2 83 (13.37%) REST
3 81 (13.04%) Spring
4 78 (12.56%) Node.js
5 61 (9.82%) Web Services
6 60 (9.66%) Spring Boot
7 54 (8.70%) React
8 47 (7.57%) Elastic Stack
9 43 (6.92%) AngularJS
9 43 (6.92%) HTML
9 43 (6.92%) RESTful
10 34 (5.48%) CSS
11 32 (5.15%) YAML
12 31 (4.99%) JSON
13 28 (4.51%) Swagger
14 26 (4.19%) Dropwizard
15 25 (4.03%) Express
16 24 (3.86%) JAX-RS
17 21 (3.38%) Apache CXF
18 20 (3.22%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.80%) Linux Command Line
2 34 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.15%) Cloud Native
4 21 (3.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 21 (3.38%) Public Cloud
5 16 (2.58%) Embedded Systems
5 16 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (2.42%) Algorithms
6 15 (2.42%) Analytical Mindset
7 14 (2.25%) User Experience
8 12 (1.93%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.45%) Augmented Reality
10 7 (1.13%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (0.97%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.97%) NHS
12 5 (0.81%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.64%) Reference Data
13 4 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 266 (42.83%) Linux
2 75 (12.08%) Windows
3 67 (10.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 40 (6.44%) Unix
5 27 (4.35%) CentOS
6 25 (4.03%) Android
7 23 (3.70%) Windows Server
8 19 (3.06%) Ubuntu
9 15 (2.42%) OpenWrt
10 11 (1.77%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.97%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.97%) Windows Server 2016
13 4 (0.64%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.48%) Alpine Linux
15 1 (0.16%) DC/OS
15 1 (0.16%) Robot Operating System
15 1 (0.16%) SUSE
15 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (56.04%) DevOps
2 282 (45.41%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (25.12%) Infrastructure as Code
4 148 (23.83%) Test Automation
5 139 (22.38%) Microservices
6 134 (21.58%) Scrum
7 133 (21.42%) Continuous Integration
8 129 (20.77%) TDD
9 116 (18.68%) Software Engineering
10 85 (13.69%) Configuration Management
11 65 (10.47%) Kanban
12 64 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
13 53 (8.53%) Open Source
14 45 (7.25%) Continuous Delivery
15 43 (6.92%) Infrastructure Automation
16 41 (6.60%) Deployment Automation
17 40 (6.44%) BDD
18 39 (6.28%) SOA
19 38 (6.12%) Continuous Deployment
20 37 (5.96%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 277 (44.61%) Python
2 240 (38.65%) Java
3 141 (22.71%) Bash Shell
4 98 (15.78%) JavaScript
5 90 (14.49%) SQL
6 76 (12.24%) PowerShell
7 56 (9.02%) Shell Script
8 39 (6.28%) Perl
9 36 (5.80%) Scala
9 36 (5.80%) TypeScript
10 35 (5.64%) Go
11 33 (5.31%) C
11 33 (5.31%) Groovy
12 30 (4.83%) Ruby
13 22 (3.54%) C++
14 14 (2.25%) C#
15 12 (1.93%) Java 8
16 11 (1.77%) Elm
16 11 (1.77%) Kotlin
17 10 (1.61%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 125 (20.13%) Security Cleared
2 105 (16.91%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.19%) Degree
4 23 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.61%) Master's Degree
6 8 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.81%) OCP
7 5 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.32%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.32%) CCA
8 2 (0.32%) CCNA
8 2 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.32%) CISM
8 2 (0.32%) CISSP
8 2 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.32%) GIAC
8 2 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.32%) SANS
8 2 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.28%) QA
2 10 (1.61%) JTAG
3 5 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 5 (0.81%) WCAG
4 4 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.64%) SLA
5 2 (0.32%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.32%) RMADS
5 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 270 (43.48%) Docker
2 22 (3.54%) HDFS
3 11 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.29%) iptables
4 8 (1.29%) vSphere
5 7 (1.13%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.16%) Firmware
8 1 (0.16%) LXC
8 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 249 (40.10%) Terraform
2 236 (38.00%) Ansible
3 200 (32.21%) Kubernetes
4 77 (12.40%) Puppet
5 73 (11.76%) Grafana
6 63 (10.14%) Prometheus
7 51 (8.21%) Kibana
8 31 (4.99%) Istio
8 31 (4.99%) Opscode Chef
9 26 (4.19%) Packer
10 19 (3.06%) logstash
11 18 (2.90%) Consul
12 16 (2.58%) Rancher
13 15 (2.42%) Fluentd
14 14 (2.25%) Oozie
15 11 (1.77%) Salt
16 10 (1.61%) Docker Swarm
17 7 (1.13%) vRealize
18 6 (0.97%) vRealize Orchestrator
19 5 (0.81%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 64 (10.31%) Splunk
2 38 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 33 (5.31%) Red Hat
4 31 (4.99%) Oracle
5 28 (4.51%) Atlassian
6 27 (4.35%) Cloudera
7 25 (4.03%) VMware
8 23 (3.70%) Google
9 22 (3.54%) AppDynamics
9 22 (3.54%) SAP
10 19 (3.06%) ServiceNow
11 14 (2.25%) Veracode
12 11 (1.77%) Dynatrace
12 11 (1.77%) Hortonworks
12 11 (1.77%) LogRhythm
12 11 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (1.77%) Sybase
13 10 (1.61%) Cisco
14 9 (1.45%) SaltStack
15 8 (1.29%) Remedy