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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 161 224 264
Rank change year-on-year +63 +40 +105
Contract jobs citing GitLab 1,517 673 494
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.72% 1.16% 1.01%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.82% 6.73% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,038 458 327
10th Percentile £450 £356 £363
25th Percentile £500 £425 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £530
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -5.66% -3.64%
75th Percentile £663 £575 £639
90th Percentile £738 £638 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £540 £471 £500
% change year-on-year +14.59% -5.75% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 0
10th Percentile £30.50 £35.65 -
25th Percentile £40.11 £39.63 -
Median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £55.88 £47.50 -
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.85 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +6.33% - -

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 15,449 10,006 8,763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.50% 17.27% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,838 6,736 6,038
10th Percentile £400 £340 £331
25th Percentile £459 £406 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £495 £496
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -0.25% +3.39%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £585
90th Percentile £750 £663 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 188 129
10th Percentile £37.15 £27.05 £18.85
25th Percentile £39.75 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate £52.50 £46.10 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +13.88% -2.95% +7.51%
75th Percentile £65.00 £56.50 £53.75
90th Percentile £76.16 £64.13 £60.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +19.57% +2.22% -

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 May 2022.

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 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +89 1,233 £588 +17.50% 182
Work from Home +36 779 £550 +10.00% 84
London +92 716 £615 +23.00% 81
UK excluding London +56 417 £540 +14.59% 106
North of England +4 147 £545 +18.16% 35
North West +7 98 £575 +41.98% 16
Midlands +18 91 £500 +5.26% 14
West Midlands +15 89 £515 +6.74% 8
Yorkshire +5 52 £569 +2.48% 17
South East -31 51 £613 +45.83% 13
East of England -9 45 £488 +8.33% 14
Scotland -2 41 £563 +16.58% 6
South West -17 32 £520 +4.00% 20
North East +7 20 £625 +28.34% 2
Wales -9 10 £548 +2.96% 2
East Midlands -25 2 £500 +7.53% 6

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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.

1 904 (59.59%) CI/CD
2 792 (52.21%) DevOps
3 738 (48.65%) AWS
4 706 (46.54%) Terraform
5 662 (43.64%) Jenkins
6 650 (42.85%) Agile
7 603 (39.75%) Kubernetes
8 539 (35.53%) Docker
9 515 (33.95%) Java
10 496 (32.70%) Azure
11 491 (32.37%) Python
12 487 (32.10%) Ansible
13 461 (30.39%) Linux
14 451 (29.73%) Git (software)
15 389 (25.64%) Microservices
16 350 (23.07%) Security Cleared
17 314 (20.70%) SC Cleared
18 311 (20.50%) JIRA
19 306 (20.17%) SQL
20 280 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
21 270 (17.80%) Finance
22 266 (17.53%) Scrum
23 256 (16.88%) Configuration Management
24 254 (16.74%) Test Automation
25 242 (15.95%) Social Skills
26 241 (15.89%) JavaScript
27 237 (15.62%) Spring
28 231 (15.23%) Infrastructure as Code
29 228 (15.03%) Confluence
30 216 (14.24%) Bash

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
1 228 (15.03%) Confluence
2 77 (5.08%) Apache
3 75 (4.94%) Apache Spark
4 57 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
4 57 (3.76%) nginx
5 49 (3.23%) SAS
6 33 (2.18%) Apache Airflow
7 32 (2.11%) Traefik
8 31 (2.04%) SharePoint
9 25 (1.65%) WebLogic
10 21 (1.38%) Tomcat
11 13 (0.86%) IIS
12 11 (0.73%) Documentum
13 7 (0.46%) FileNet
14 6 (0.40%) CMS
14 6 (0.40%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.26%) Apache Pig
15 4 (0.26%) Camunda
15 4 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
16 3 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.26%) Oracle Smart View
4 1 (0.066%) CATIA
4 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.066%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.066%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 36 (2.37%) assyst
2 4 (0.26%) Shopify
3 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.13%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (0.066%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.066%) Magento
4 1 (0.066%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 738 (48.65%) AWS
2 496 (32.70%) Azure
3 197 (12.99%) GitHub
4 175 (11.54%) GCP
5 138 (9.10%) Serverless
6 125 (8.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 113 (7.45%) Amazon EC2
8 103 (6.79%) AWS Lambda
9 93 (6.13%) Amazon S3
10 88 (5.80%) PaaS
11 77 (5.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 74 (4.88%) Amazon ECS
13 72 (4.75%) Amazon EKS
14 71 (4.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 58 (3.82%) IaaS
16 52 (3.43%) Datadog
17 48 (3.16%) SaaS
18 47 (3.10%) Kong
19 46 (3.03%) OpenShift
20 43 (2.83%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (5.14%) DNS
2 41 (2.70%) Internet
3 37 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 33 (2.18%) Firewall
5 31 (2.04%) VPN
6 16 (1.05%) HTTP
7 14 (0.92%) PuTTY
7 14 (0.92%) SSL
8 13 (0.86%) DHCP
9 11 (0.73%) WAN
10 8 (0.53%) VSAN
11 7 (0.46%) IPv6
12 6 (0.40%) NGN
12 6 (0.40%) SD-WAN
13 5 (0.33%) SAN
13 5 (0.33%) VLAN
14 4 (0.26%) iSCSI
14 4 (0.26%) NAS
15 3 (0.20%) Cisco IOS
15 3 (0.20%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (9.10%) PostgreSQL
2 119 (7.84%) MongoDB
3 103 (6.79%) MySQL
4 90 (5.93%) NoSQL
5 85 (5.60%) Amazon RDS
6 76 (5.01%) Pentaho
7 73 (4.81%) Big Data
8 66 (4.35%) SQL Server
9 62 (4.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 62 (4.09%) Relational Database
10 58 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
11 49 (3.23%) Impala
12 47 (3.10%) Oracle Database
13 43 (2.83%) Hadoop
14 36 (2.37%) Power BI
15 28 (1.85%) Redis
16 27 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
17 24 (1.58%) Apache Hive
18 22 (1.45%) Tableau
19 21 (1.38%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 662 (43.64%) Jenkins
2 451 (29.73%) Git (software)
3 311 (20.50%) JIRA
4 175 (11.54%) Maven
5 148 (9.76%) Artifactory
6 143 (9.43%) Bitbucket
7 125 (8.24%) SonarQube
8 122 (8.04%) Sonatype Nexus
9 70 (4.61%) Gradle
10 62 (4.09%) JUnit
11 60 (3.96%) TeamCity
12 54 (3.56%) CircleCI
13 49 (3.23%) Cucumber
14 36 (2.37%) webpack
15 32 (2.11%) Postman
15 32 (2.11%) REST Assured
16 28 (1.85%) Mockito
17 27 (1.78%) gulp
18 26 (1.71%) Mocha
19 25 (1.65%) WebDriver
General
1 270 (17.80%) Finance
2 242 (15.95%) Social Skills
3 194 (12.79%) Public Sector
4 118 (7.78%) Banking
5 113 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (2.57%) Investment Banking
7 32 (2.11%) Presentation Skills
8 30 (1.98%) Retail
9 26 (1.71%) Influencing Skills
10 18 (1.19%) Telecoms
11 11 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.59%) Documentation Skills
13 8 (0.53%) Games
14 7 (0.46%) German Language
14 7 (0.46%) Organisational Skills
15 6 (0.40%) Back Office
16 5 (0.33%) Aviation
16 5 (0.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 5 (0.33%) Marketing
16 5 (0.33%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 446 (29.40%) Developer
2 444 (29.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 132 (8.70%) Java Developer
4 127 (8.37%) AWS Engineer
5 119 (7.84%) AWS DevOps
6 105 (6.92%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 75 (4.94%) Azure Engineer
7 75 (4.94%) Data Engineer
8 67 (4.42%) Full Stack Developer
9 64 (4.22%) Software Engineer
10 62 (4.09%) Senior Developer
11 56 (3.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 56 (3.69%) Platform Engineer
12 54 (3.56%) Cloud Engineer
13 53 (3.49%) Senior DevOps
14 49 (3.23%) Architect
15 48 (3.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 48 (3.16%) Software Developer
16 42 (2.77%) Analyst
16 42 (2.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (15.62%) Spring
2 189 (12.46%) Spring Boot
3 179 (11.80%) Node.js
4 171 (11.27%) Kafka
5 155 (10.22%) REST
6 151 (9.95%) React
7 127 (8.37%) RESTful
8 121 (7.98%) HTML
9 115 (7.58%) CSS
10 92 (6.06%) Hibernate
11 81 (5.34%) RabbitMQ
12 80 (5.27%) Elastic Stack
13 79 (5.21%) .NET
14 77 (5.08%) Express
15 68 (4.48%) JSON
16 65 (4.28%) AngularJS
17 64 (4.22%) Web Services
18 56 (3.69%) Dropwizard
18 56 (3.69%) JPA
19 55 (3.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 125 (8.24%) Public Cloud
2 62 (4.09%) Cloud Native
3 54 (3.56%) PKI
4 49 (3.23%) Clustering
5 47 (3.10%) Data Centre
6 45 (2.97%) User Experience
7 37 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
8 36 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
9 34 (2.24%) Private Cloud
10 30 (1.98%) Management Information System
10 30 (1.98%) Mobile App
11 29 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
12 28 (1.85%) Algorithms
13 23 (1.52%) iPad
14 22 (1.45%) Legacy Systems
15 21 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
16 20 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
16 20 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
16 20 (1.32%) Virtual Team
17 18 (1.19%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 461 (30.39%) Linux
2 144 (9.49%) Unix
3 138 (9.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 118 (7.78%) Windows
5 64 (4.22%) CentOS
6 53 (3.49%) Ubuntu
7 41 (2.70%) Windows Server
8 22 (1.45%) Apple iOS
9 12 (0.79%) Android
10 10 (0.66%) Solaris
11 8 (0.53%) VMS
12 7 (0.46%) Debian
12 7 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.33%) CoreOS
13 5 (0.33%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.26%) Amazon Linux
14 4 (0.26%) FreeNAS
15 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 904 (59.59%) CI/CD
2 792 (52.21%) DevOps
3 650 (42.85%) Agile
4 389 (25.64%) Microservices
5 280 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
6 266 (17.53%) Scrum
7 256 (16.88%) Configuration Management
8 254 (16.74%) Test Automation
9 231 (15.23%) Infrastructure as Code
10 215 (14.17%) Software Engineering
11 182 (12.00%) TDD
12 161 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
13 152 (10.02%) Continuous Delivery
14 109 (7.19%) Full Stack Development
15 106 (6.99%) Analytics
15 106 (6.99%) SDLC
16 100 (6.59%) Migration
17 99 (6.53%) Continuous Deployment
17 99 (6.53%) ETL
18 94 (6.20%) Event-Driven
Programming Languages
1 515 (33.95%) Java
2 491 (32.37%) Python
3 306 (20.17%) SQL
4 241 (15.89%) JavaScript
5 216 (14.24%) Bash
6 120 (7.91%) PowerShell
7 113 (7.45%) Shell Script
8 94 (6.20%) Go
9 69 (4.55%) TypeScript
10 63 (4.15%) Ruby
11 62 (4.09%) C#
12 56 (3.69%) PL/SQL
13 51 (3.36%) Perl
14 37 (2.44%) Scala
15 36 (2.37%) Groovy
16 32 (2.11%) ES6
17 25 (1.65%) C
18 17 (1.12%) Apple Swift
19 15 (0.99%) COBOL
20 12 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 350 (23.07%) Security Cleared
2 314 (20.70%) SC Cleared
3 50 (3.30%) BPSS Clearance
4 46 (3.03%) Degree
5 42 (2.77%) DV Cleared
6 25 (1.65%) ISTQB
7 23 (1.52%) AWS Certification
8 22 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 19 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.33%) CISSP
10 5 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (0.26%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.26%) ISEB
11 4 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.20%) FFIEC
12 3 (0.20%) SANS
13 2 (0.13%) CISM
13 2 (0.13%) GIAC
14 1 (0.066%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.066%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (6.53%) QA
2 32 (2.11%) Accessibility
3 29 (1.91%) NCSC
4 18 (1.19%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.73%) SLA
6 6 (0.40%) NIST
7 5 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.20%) GLBA
10 2 (0.13%) GDPR
10 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.13%) RMADS
11 1 (0.066%) AUTOSAR
11 1 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.066%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.066%) ISO 26262
11 1 (0.066%) OASIS TOSCA
11 1 (0.066%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.066%) WCAG
System Software
1 539 (35.53%) Docker
2 75 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (2.77%) Active Directory
4 30 (1.98%) vSphere
5 18 (1.19%) HDFS
5 18 (1.19%) VMware NSX
6 9 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 8 (0.53%) KVM
7 8 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.33%) Ceph
10 5 (0.33%) oVirt
11 2 (0.13%) NDS
11 2 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.066%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 706 (46.54%) Terraform
2 603 (39.75%) Kubernetes
3 487 (32.10%) Ansible
4 179 (11.80%) Prometheus
5 149 (9.82%) Grafana
6 148 (9.76%) Puppet
7 92 (6.06%) Istio
8 89 (5.87%) Packer
9 61 (4.02%) Kibana
10 59 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
11 51 (3.36%) Consul
12 49 (3.23%) Docker Swarm
13 43 (2.83%) ZABBIX
14 37 (2.44%) HAProxy
15 35 (2.31%) Graphite
16 34 (2.24%) linkerd
17 33 (2.18%) Podman
18 30 (1.98%) Rancher
19 29 (1.91%) logstash
20 23 (1.52%) Salt
Vendors
1 153 (10.09%) Oracle
2 152 (10.02%) Microsoft
3 113 (7.45%) VMware
4 89 (5.87%) Splunk
5 72 (4.75%) Atlassian
6 60 (3.96%) Google
7 59 (3.89%) Cloudera
8 52 (3.43%) Databricks
9 43 (2.83%) IBM
10 42 (2.77%) Informatica
11 41 (2.70%) Red Hat
12 32 (2.11%) AppDynamics
12 32 (2.11%) PagerDuty
13 27 (1.78%) Talend
14 24 (1.58%) ServiceNow
15 20 (1.32%) Dell
16 18 (1.19%) Cisco
16 18 (1.19%) New Relic
16 18 (1.19%) Pega
17 13 (0.86%) BEA