Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 371 448 553
Rank change year-on-year +77 +105 +165
Contract jobs citing GitLab 586 542 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.53% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.48% 2.58% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 357 191
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £388 £325 £350
90th Percentile £660 £675 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £420
% change year-on-year - +19.05% -13.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 16,840 20,987 17,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.75% 20.55% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,938 14,376 11,841
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £310
90th Percentile £638 £613 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 223 299
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +0.59%
10th Percentile £25.30 £26.55 £28.75
90th Percentile £55.40 £52.50 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.76% - +1.19%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 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 +80 548 £525 - 163
UK excluding London +111 308 £500 - 106
London +19 261 £550 +4.76% 74
North of England +71 104 £475 -4.90% 27
Midlands +81 62 £550 -8.33% 18
North West +63 62 £475 -6.91% 22
South East +16 61 £438 -23.91% 13
West Midlands +70 50 £605 +0.83% 10
East of England +21 32 £588 +14.69% 18
Scotland +27 29 £475 +11.76% 13
Yorkshire +35 25 £500 +17.65% 4
North East +25 17 £469 -10.71% 1
South West -31 15 £450 - 13
East Midlands +36 12 £525 -12.50% 8
Wales +9 5 £425 -22.73% 2

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 380 (64.85%) DevOps
2 364 (62.12%) Jenkins
3 356 (60.75%) AWS
4 281 (47.95%) Terraform
5 277 (47.27%) Docker
5 277 (47.27%) Java
6 269 (45.90%) Kubernetes
7 246 (41.98%) Ansible
8 240 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
9 209 (35.67%) Git (software)
10 207 (35.32%) Linux
11 198 (33.79%) Python
12 153 (26.11%) JavaScript
13 147 (25.09%) Artifactory
14 141 (24.06%) Puppet
15 136 (23.21%) Continuous Integration
16 135 (23.04%) Azure
17 129 (22.01%) JIRA
18 127 (21.67%) Microservices
19 118 (20.14%) Amazon S3
20 116 (19.80%) Software Engineering
21 114 (19.45%) Node.js
22 112 (19.11%) Web Services
23 109 (18.60%) GitHub
24 107 (18.26%) Finance
25 106 (18.09%) Amazon EC2
26 100 (17.06%) SonarQube
27 95 (16.21%) SQL
28 93 (15.87%) Security Cleared
29 92 (15.70%) Serverless

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 78 (13.31%) Confluence
2 36 (6.14%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (3.92%) Apache Spark
4 18 (3.07%) nginx
5 14 (2.39%) Apache
6 10 (1.71%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (1.37%) Apache Airflow
7 8 (1.37%) CMS
7 8 (1.37%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.37%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.68%) Camunda
8 4 (0.68%) Documentum
8 4 (0.68%) Drupal
8 4 (0.68%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.51%) JBoss
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.34%) IIS
10 2 (0.34%) Jetty
10 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (1.19%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.68%) Adobe XD
2 4 (0.68%) InVision
2 4 (0.68%) Zeplin
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (2.39%) assyst
2 6 (1.02%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.34%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 356 (60.75%) AWS
2 135 (23.04%) Azure
3 118 (20.14%) Amazon S3
4 109 (18.60%) GitHub
5 106 (18.09%) Amazon EC2
6 92 (15.70%) Serverless
7 84 (14.33%) AWS Lambda
8 82 (13.99%) Amazon SQS
9 76 (12.97%) OpenShift
10 74 (12.63%) AWS CloudFormation
11 47 (8.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 46 (7.85%) GCP
13 41 (7.00%) Amazon ECS
14 38 (6.48%) PaaS
14 38 (6.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 35 (5.97%) Amazon ELB
16 28 (4.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 21 (3.58%) Datadog
17 21 (3.58%) Route 53
18 19 (3.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.83%) HTTP
2 23 (3.92%) DNS
3 17 (2.90%) SSL
4 13 (2.22%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.88%) FTP
5 11 (1.88%) VPN
6 9 (1.54%) BIG-IP
7 8 (1.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 8 (1.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 8 (1.37%) Firewall
8 5 (0.85%) Network Security
9 4 (0.68%) Internet
10 2 (0.34%) DHCP
10 2 (0.34%) DSL
10 2 (0.34%) IPsec
10 2 (0.34%) VLAN
11 1 (0.17%) ADSL2+
11 1 (0.17%) Skype
11 1 (0.17%) SSH
11 1 (0.17%) VDSL2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.60%) Amazon RDS
2 54 (9.22%) Big Data
3 53 (9.04%) MongoDB
4 51 (8.70%) NoSQL
5 50 (8.53%) PostgreSQL
6 49 (8.36%) Amazon Redshift
7 40 (6.83%) Apache Cassandra
8 37 (6.31%) MySQL
9 35 (5.97%) Hadoop
10 23 (3.92%) Amazon Athena
11 19 (3.24%) Redis
12 14 (2.39%) HBase
12 14 (2.39%) Pentaho
13 13 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
14 12 (2.05%) Apache Hive
15 11 (1.88%) Impala
15 11 (1.88%) Relational Database
16 10 (1.71%) InfluxDB
16 10 (1.71%) SQL Server
17 9 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 364 (62.12%) Jenkins
2 209 (35.67%) Git (software)
3 147 (25.09%) Artifactory
4 129 (22.01%) JIRA
5 100 (17.06%) SonarQube
6 87 (14.85%) Bitbucket
7 73 (12.46%) Maven
8 58 (9.90%) Sonatype Nexus
9 50 (8.53%) Travis CI
10 45 (7.68%) Cucumber
11 40 (6.83%) Selenium
12 36 (6.14%) CircleCI
13 35 (5.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 30 (5.12%) JUnit
15 29 (4.95%) gulp
16 28 (4.78%) Gradle
17 24 (4.10%) Visual Studio Team System
18 23 (3.92%) JMeter
19 19 (3.24%) Jasmine
20 17 (2.90%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 107 (18.26%) Finance
2 46 (7.85%) Public Sector
3 21 (3.58%) Banking
4 19 (3.24%) Retail
5 10 (1.71%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.54%) Games
7 6 (1.02%) Marketing
8 4 (0.68%) Automotive
8 4 (0.68%) Front Office
8 4 (0.68%) Legal
8 4 (0.68%) Police
8 4 (0.68%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.34%) Advertising
10 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.17%) Law
11 1 (0.17%) Publishing
11 1 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 211 (36.01%) DevOps Engineer
2 188 (32.08%) Developer
3 109 (18.60%) AWS Engineer
4 54 (9.22%) JavaScript Developer
5 52 (8.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 49 (8.36%) Angular Developer
7 46 (7.85%) AWS Developer
7 46 (7.85%) AWS DevOps
7 46 (7.85%) Java Developer
8 44 (7.51%) UI Developer
9 43 (7.34%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 39 (6.66%) Data Engineer
11 38 (6.48%) JavaScript Engineer
11 38 (6.48%) UI Engineer
12 37 (6.31%) Cloud Engineer
13 28 (4.78%) Full Stack Developer
14 27 (4.61%) Platform Engineer
14 27 (4.61%) Python Engineer
15 20 (3.41%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 20 (3.41%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (19.45%) Node.js
2 112 (19.11%) Web Services
3 88 (15.02%) Spring
4 81 (13.82%) AngularJS
5 77 (13.14%) J2EE
6 70 (11.95%) Elastic Stack
7 67 (11.43%) CSS
8 65 (11.09%) HTML
9 63 (10.75%) Kafka
10 59 (10.07%) Spring Boot
11 56 (9.56%) REST
12 51 (8.70%) HTML5
13 40 (6.83%) React
14 33 (5.63%) CSS3
15 31 (5.29%) Dropwizard
16 26 (4.44%) Sass
16 26 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 24 (4.10%) Apache CXF
18 23 (3.92%) Vue.js
19 22 (3.75%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.61%) User Experience
2 19 (3.24%) Mobile App
2 19 (3.24%) Public Cloud
3 18 (3.07%) Linux Command Line
4 15 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (2.05%) Cloud Native
8 10 (1.71%) Wiki
9 9 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.68%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.51%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (0.51%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.51%) NHS
12 3 (0.51%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.34%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 207 (35.32%) Linux
2 55 (9.39%) Windows
3 52 (8.87%) Unix
4 44 (7.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (4.10%) CentOS
6 19 (3.24%) Apple iOS
7 17 (2.90%) Android
8 13 (2.22%) Windows Server
9 10 (1.71%) Mac OS
10 9 (1.54%) Ubuntu
11 7 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.85%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.34%) VMS
14 1 (0.17%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.17%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (64.85%) DevOps
2 240 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (23.21%) Continuous Integration
4 127 (21.67%) Microservices
5 116 (19.80%) Software Engineering
6 82 (13.99%) Open Source
7 79 (13.48%) Configuration Management
8 70 (11.95%) Scrum
9 63 (10.75%) TDD
10 62 (10.58%) Front End Development
11 60 (10.24%) Deployment Automation
11 60 (10.24%) Test Automation
12 59 (10.07%) Release Management
13 53 (9.04%) BDD
14 50 (8.53%) Infrastructure as Code
15 47 (8.02%) Asset Management
16 40 (6.83%) Migration
17 39 (6.66%) Web Development
18 36 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
19 32 (5.46%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 277 (47.27%) Java
2 198 (33.79%) Python
3 153 (26.11%) JavaScript
4 95 (16.21%) SQL
5 79 (13.48%) Bash Shell
6 42 (7.17%) Java 8
7 30 (5.12%) Go
8 28 (4.78%) TypeScript
9 26 (4.44%) ES6
10 25 (4.27%) Ruby
11 24 (4.10%) PowerShell
12 20 (3.41%) Shell Script
13 17 (2.90%) Scala
14 12 (2.05%) C#
15 10 (1.71%) ES7
16 9 (1.54%) PHP
17 7 (1.19%) C
17 7 (1.19%) Groovy
17 7 (1.19%) Kotlin
18 6 (1.02%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 93 (15.87%) Security Cleared
2 85 (14.51%) SC Cleared
3 31 (5.29%) AWS Certification
4 14 (2.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (2.22%) Degree
6 12 (2.05%) MCSA
6 12 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.88%) CCA
8 10 (1.71%) RHCE
9 9 (1.54%) RHCSA
10 8 (1.37%) CCNP
10 8 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.19%) CCNA
12 4 (0.68%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.51%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
15 1 (0.17%) CCIE
15 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.71%) QA
2 3 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.51%) PSD2
2 3 (0.51%) WCAG
3 1 (0.17%) GDPR
3 1 (0.17%) SLA
3 1 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 277 (47.27%) Docker
2 21 (3.58%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.54%) PowerDNS
4 8 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.19%) VMware NSX
6 6 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.85%) Snort
7 5 (0.85%) Squid
8 4 (0.68%) Cygwin
9 3 (0.51%) OpenAM
9 3 (0.51%) OpenDJ
10 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.34%) vSphere
10 2 (0.34%) Xen
11 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 281 (47.95%) Terraform
2 269 (45.90%) Kubernetes
3 246 (41.98%) Ansible
4 141 (24.06%) Puppet
5 47 (8.02%) Packer
6 46 (7.85%) Grafana
7 39 (6.66%) Opscode Chef
8 37 (6.31%) Prometheus
9 33 (5.63%) Consul
10 20 (3.41%) Kibana
11 18 (3.07%) Rancher
12 16 (2.73%) Docker Swarm
13 15 (2.56%) Graphite
13 15 (2.56%) ZABBIX
14 14 (2.39%) Sysdig
15 13 (2.22%) logstash
16 11 (1.88%) HAProxy
16 11 (1.88%) Salt
17 10 (1.71%) NetBackup
18 9 (1.54%) Oozie
Vendors
1 50 (8.53%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.14%) Atlassian
3 34 (5.80%) Red Hat
4 33 (5.63%) Cloudera
5 30 (5.12%) Splunk
6 26 (4.44%) Google
7 21 (3.58%) Oracle
8 20 (3.41%) Black Duck
9 19 (3.24%) SaltStack
10 16 (2.73%) Hortonworks
11 13 (2.22%) ServiceNow
12 12 (2.05%) VMware
13 10 (1.71%) Citrix
13 10 (1.71%) New Relic
14 9 (1.54%) F5
15 8 (1.37%) Adobe
15 8 (1.37%) Dynatrace
15 8 (1.37%) IBM
16 7 (1.19%) McAfee
17 6 (1.02%) Remedy