Period
to 3 April 2020

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 3 April 2020 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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 278 356 528
Rank change year-on-year +78 +172 +162
Contract jobs citing GitLab 545 704 409
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.73% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.07% 3.49% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 478 273
Median daily rate £530 £546 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.97% +4.05% +16.67%
10th Percentile £385 £388 £376
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -

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 10,744 20,169 19,409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.45% 20.93% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,976 13,676 13,505
Median daily rate £488 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +1.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 288 222
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £44.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -4.01% +9.26%
10th Percentile £18.25 £24.55 £28.10
90th Percentile £63.08 £54.13 £67.48
Median hourly rate £37.88 £43.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -12.93% - +6.10%

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 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 2020. 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 +79 513 £550 - 167
UK excluding London +59 270 £500 - 102
London +86 256 £550 -0.45% 77
North of England +32 150 £550 +4.76% 40
North West +24 83 £495 -10.00% 18
Yorkshire +56 50 £600 +20.00% 15
South East +70 41 £425 -13.27% 14
South West +60 25 £525 +12.90% 6
Work from Home +13 23 £650 +116.67% 14
East of England +41 20 £550 +5.01% 13
Scotland +24 19 £450 +9.09% 11
North East -22 15 £444 -11.25% 7
Midlands +15 12 £505 -2.88% 17
East Midlands +31 6 £478 +25.33% 8
West Midlands +13 6 £508 -8.72% 9
Wales +26 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, 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.

1 300 (55.05%) DevOps
2 293 (53.76%) AWS
3 245 (44.95%) Docker
4 228 (41.83%) Jenkins
5 227 (41.65%) Java
5 227 (41.65%) Agile Software Development
6 226 (41.47%) Python
7 218 (40.00%) Terraform
8 183 (33.58%) Ansible
9 180 (33.03%) Security Cleared
10 166 (30.46%) Kubernetes
11 164 (30.09%) Git (software)
12 161 (29.54%) Linux
13 135 (24.77%) SC Cleared
14 120 (22.02%) Azure
15 119 (21.83%) TDD
16 114 (20.92%) Microservices
17 112 (20.55%) Puppet
18 111 (20.37%) GitHub
19 110 (20.18%) JIRA
20 107 (19.63%) Continuous Integration
21 91 (16.70%) Configuration Management
22 86 (15.78%) JavaScript
23 83 (15.23%) Bash Shell
24 81 (14.86%) Test Automation
25 78 (14.31%) Infrastructure as Code
26 76 (13.94%) Public Sector
27 74 (13.58%) Software Engineering
28 73 (13.39%) Spring
28 73 (13.39%) Artifactory

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 55 (10.09%) Elasticsearch
2 49 (8.99%) Confluence
3 13 (2.39%) nginx
4 10 (1.83%) WebLogic
5 9 (1.65%) Apache
5 9 (1.65%) SAS
6 8 (1.47%) IIS
7 7 (1.28%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.10%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (0.73%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.73%) Tuxedo
11 3 (0.55%) Apache Qpid
11 3 (0.55%) Gunicorn
11 3 (0.55%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.37%) JBoss
12 2 (0.37%) Mule
12 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.37%) Tornado
13 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.55%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 293 (53.76%) AWS
2 120 (22.02%) Azure
3 111 (20.37%) GitHub
4 66 (12.11%) GCP
5 63 (11.56%) Amazon EC2
6 49 (8.99%) Amazon S3
7 48 (8.81%) Serverless
8 31 (5.69%) AWS Lambda
9 30 (5.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 30 (5.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 28 (5.14%) OpenShift
11 20 (3.67%) PaaS
12 18 (3.30%) Amazon ECS
13 16 (2.94%) IaaS
14 15 (2.75%) Amazon Cognito
14 15 (2.75%) Amazon EMR
15 14 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
16 12 (2.20%) SaaS
16 12 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 11 (2.02%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.95%) DNS
2 21 (3.85%) HTTP
3 20 (3.67%) VPN
4 19 (3.49%) TCP/IP
5 18 (3.30%) Firewall
6 13 (2.39%) FTP
7 11 (2.02%) SSL
8 5 (0.92%) Asterisk PBX
8 5 (0.92%) DHCP
8 5 (0.92%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.73%) Kerberos
9 4 (0.73%) X.500
10 3 (0.55%) IPsec
11 2 (0.37%) BGP
11 2 (0.37%) NAS
11 2 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.37%) SAN
11 2 (0.37%) SNMP
11 2 (0.37%) VLAN
11 2 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (10.83%) PostgreSQL
2 50 (9.17%) Big Data
2 50 (9.17%) MongoDB
3 47 (8.62%) MySQL
4 32 (5.87%) Amazon RDS
5 26 (4.77%) NoSQL
6 25 (4.59%) Hadoop
7 24 (4.40%) SQL Server
8 23 (4.22%) Relational Database
9 16 (2.94%) MariaDB
10 14 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.83%) Pentaho
12 9 (1.65%) Base SAS
12 9 (1.65%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 8 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 8 (1.47%) Power BI
14 7 (1.28%) Neo4j
15 6 (1.10%) BusinessObjects XI
15 6 (1.10%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 228 (41.83%) Jenkins
2 164 (30.09%) Git (software)
3 110 (20.18%) JIRA
4 73 (13.39%) Artifactory
5 47 (8.62%) Bitbucket
6 42 (7.71%) Maven
7 39 (7.16%) Cucumber
8 36 (6.61%) SonarQube
9 26 (4.77%) JUnit
10 21 (3.85%) Selenium
10 21 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
11 16 (2.94%) Gatling
11 16 (2.94%) Gradle
12 14 (2.57%) CircleCI
13 11 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (1.83%) Snyk
14 10 (1.83%) Subversion
15 9 (1.65%) JMeter
15 9 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (1.65%) WebDriver
General
1 76 (13.94%) Public Sector
2 58 (10.64%) Finance
3 29 (5.32%) Banking
4 25 (4.59%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.12%) Manufacturing
6 15 (2.75%) Marketing
7 14 (2.57%) Electronics
8 9 (1.65%) Retail
9 7 (1.28%) Automotive
9 7 (1.28%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.28%) Police
10 4 (0.73%) Games
11 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.55%) Front Office
11 3 (0.55%) Law
11 3 (0.55%) Legal
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Military
12 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 154 (28.26%) Developer
2 141 (25.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 71 (13.03%) AWS Engineer
4 67 (12.29%) Java Developer
5 48 (8.81%) AWS DevOps
6 39 (7.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 36 (6.61%) Architect
8 32 (5.87%) Cloud Engineer
9 29 (5.32%) Senior DevOps
9 29 (5.32%) Software Engineer
10 28 (5.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 26 (4.77%) Senior Developer
12 25 (4.59%) Platform Engineer
13 19 (3.49%) Consultant
13 19 (3.49%) Python Developer
13 19 (3.49%) Site Engineer
13 19 (3.49%) Site Reliability Engineer
14 17 (3.12%) Senior Architect
15 16 (2.94%) Automation Tester
15 16 (2.94%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (13.39%) Spring
2 68 (12.48%) Node.js
3 67 (12.29%) Kafka
4 64 (11.74%) REST
5 61 (11.19%) Elastic Stack
6 60 (11.01%) Spring Boot
7 58 (10.64%) Web Services
8 49 (8.99%) CSS
9 48 (8.81%) HTML
10 46 (8.44%) RESTful
11 42 (7.71%) RabbitMQ
12 40 (7.34%) SOAP
13 31 (5.69%) JSON
14 28 (5.14%) React
15 23 (4.22%) AngularJS
15 23 (4.22%) HTML5
16 21 (3.85%) Middleware
16 21 (3.85%) WireMock
17 20 (3.67%) OAuth
18 16 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.61%) Public Cloud
2 35 (6.42%) Cloud Native
3 25 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 20 (3.67%) Data Centre
6 17 (3.12%) Mobile App
6 17 (3.12%) User Experience
7 16 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.20%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.83%) PKI
10 7 (1.28%) Clustering
10 7 (1.28%) Replication
11 6 (1.10%) Blog
11 6 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.92%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.73%) PMI
14 3 (0.55%) Derivative
15 2 (0.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 161 (29.54%) Linux
2 64 (11.74%) Windows
3 33 (6.06%) Unix
4 31 (5.69%) Windows Server
5 25 (4.59%) CentOS
6 24 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (3.30%) Ubuntu
8 14 (2.57%) CoreOS
9 7 (1.28%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.10%) Android
10 6 (1.10%) VME
10 6 (1.10%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (0.92%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.92%) Debian
12 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.55%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.37%) DC/OS
14 2 (0.37%) FreeBSD
14 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (55.05%) DevOps
2 227 (41.65%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (21.83%) TDD
4 114 (20.92%) Microservices
5 107 (19.63%) Continuous Integration
6 91 (16.70%) Configuration Management
7 81 (14.86%) Test Automation
8 78 (14.31%) Infrastructure as Code
9 74 (13.58%) Software Engineering
10 63 (11.56%) Continuous Deployment
11 61 (11.19%) BDD
12 60 (11.01%) Scrum
13 44 (8.07%) Open Source
14 42 (7.71%) Mentoring
15 37 (6.79%) Identity Access Management
16 35 (6.42%) Deployment Automation
17 34 (6.24%) High Availability
17 34 (6.24%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 30 (5.50%) ITIL
19 29 (5.32%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 227 (41.65%) Java
2 226 (41.47%) Python
3 86 (15.78%) JavaScript
4 83 (15.23%) Bash Shell
5 69 (12.66%) SQL
6 55 (10.09%) Go
7 35 (6.42%) Java 8
8 29 (5.32%) PowerShell
9 26 (4.77%) Scala
10 23 (4.22%) Shell Script
11 21 (3.85%) ES6
12 19 (3.49%) Perl
12 19 (3.49%) Ruby
13 12 (2.20%) PL/SQL
14 11 (2.02%) C#
14 11 (2.02%) TypeScript
15 10 (1.83%) Clojure
16 9 (1.65%) C
16 9 (1.65%) ES7
16 9 (1.65%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 180 (33.03%) Security Cleared
2 135 (24.77%) SC Cleared
3 35 (6.42%) DV Cleared
4 14 (2.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (1.83%) AWS Certification
6 8 (1.47%) Degree
7 7 (1.28%) CCA
8 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.73%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.73%) SANS
10 3 (0.55%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (0.55%) CISM
10 3 (0.55%) CISSP
10 3 (0.55%) CRISC
11 2 (0.37%) MCSA
11 2 (0.37%) OCP
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.18%) CCNA
12 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.40%) QA
2 5 (0.92%) NCSC
3 4 (0.73%) NIST
4 3 (0.55%) GDPR
5 2 (0.37%) SLA
6 1 (0.18%) COBIT
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) PMO
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 245 (44.95%) Docker
2 25 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (2.75%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.57%) Active Directory
6 9 (1.65%) vSphere
7 8 (1.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.92%) Corosync
8 5 (0.92%) DRBD
8 5 (0.92%) FreeRADIUS
8 5 (0.92%) Postfix
9 4 (0.73%) NDS
9 4 (0.73%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.37%) BusyBox
10 2 (0.37%) HDFS
10 2 (0.37%) LXC
10 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 218 (40.00%) Terraform
2 183 (33.58%) Ansible
3 166 (30.46%) Kubernetes
4 112 (20.55%) Puppet
5 26 (4.77%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (4.04%) Packer
7 20 (3.67%) Grafana
8 17 (3.12%) Prometheus
9 16 (2.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 16 (2.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 15 (2.75%) Docker Swarm
11 13 (2.39%) Kibana
12 11 (2.02%) Sysdig
13 7 (1.28%) Consul
13 7 (1.28%) HAProxy
14 6 (1.10%) logstash
14 6 (1.10%) Rancher
14 6 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
15 5 (0.92%) Istio
15 5 (0.92%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 36 (6.61%) Cloudera
2 35 (6.42%) Hortonworks
3 33 (6.06%) Oracle
4 30 (5.50%) VMware
5 24 (4.40%) Google
6 23 (4.22%) Microsoft
7 20 (3.67%) Atlassian
8 17 (3.12%) SAP
9 14 (2.57%) ServiceNow
10 12 (2.20%) Splunk
11 9 (1.65%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.28%) Confluent
12 7 (1.28%) Sparx
12 7 (1.28%) Veracode
13 5 (0.92%) AppDynamics
13 5 (0.92%) Dell
13 5 (0.92%) EMC
13 5 (0.92%) ForgeRock
13 5 (0.92%) Juniper
13 5 (0.92%) NetIQ