Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 187 185 385
Rank change year-on-year -2 +200 +9
Contract jobs citing GitLab 1,233 487 524
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 1.53% 0.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.99% 8.56% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 376 305
10th Percentile £403 £375 £382
25th Percentile £463 £453 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £520 £525
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% -0.95% -
75th Percentile £613 £588 £615
90th Percentile £677 £713 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 2
10th Percentile £22.78 " £43.50
25th Percentile £39.50 " £45.00
Median hourly rate £58.25 £30.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +94.17% -40.00% -
75th Percentile £60.00 £35.00 £55.00
90th Percentile " £37.00 £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.63 £30.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +78.75% -33.33% -

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 15,435 5,687 14,905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.20% 17.86% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,675 4,005 9,920
10th Percentile £363 £316 £325
25th Percentile £429 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £619 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 78 197
10th Percentile £25.50 £30.00 £20.95
25th Percentile £41.25 £41.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £63.00 £52.56 £51.00
90th Percentile £71.50 £61.25 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 25 October 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 25 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for GitLab in the UK

GitLab
Top 17 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 25 October 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 -23 936 £530 +1.15% 301
London -36 495 £550 +4.76% 141
Work from Home -35 405 £525 +5.00% 56
UK excluding London -29 392 £513 +2.50% 174
North of England -17 159 £508 -2.31% 52
North West -19 90 £405 -22.56% 22
Midlands -13 77 £511 +6.69% 30
West Midlands -16 66 £504 +3.12% 24
South East -94 45 £550 +7.84% 32
Yorkshire -11 43 £550 +10.00% 18
East of England -29 43 £500 +56.25% 22
North East -1 35 £565 +13.00% 12
Scotland -67 29 £500 +11.11% 11
South West -28 24 £525 +10.53% 21
Wales -21 14 £465 +1.64% 7
East Midlands - 9 £515 - 6
Northern Ireland - 1 £563 -

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 616 (49.96%) DevOps
2 589 (47.77%) AWS
3 503 (40.79%) Jenkins
4 502 (40.71%) Terraform
5 484 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
6 476 (38.61%) Docker
7 406 (32.93%) Kubernetes
7 406 (32.93%) Java
8 388 (31.47%) Python
9 375 (30.41%) Linux
10 345 (27.98%) Git (software)
11 326 (26.44%) Ansible
12 319 (25.87%) Microservices
13 271 (21.98%) Azure
14 265 (21.49%) Software Engineering
15 245 (19.87%) Test Automation
16 227 (18.41%) SQL
17 221 (17.92%) JIRA
18 211 (17.11%) GitHub
19 210 (17.03%) Bash Shell
19 210 (17.03%) JavaScript
20 189 (15.33%) Scrum
21 185 (15.00%) Spring
22 181 (14.68%) Social Skills
23 177 (14.36%) Security Cleared
24 175 (14.19%) Continuous Integration
25 174 (14.11%) Infrastructure as Code
26 172 (13.95%) Node.js
27 165 (13.38%) Spring Boot
28 161 (13.06%) Public Sector

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
1 135 (10.95%) Confluence
2 60 (4.87%) Elasticsearch
3 58 (4.70%) Apache Spark
4 54 (4.38%) Apache
5 31 (2.51%) SAS
6 29 (2.35%) Apache Airflow
7 27 (2.19%) nginx
8 21 (1.70%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.14%) OpenStack
10 13 (1.05%) CMS
11 11 (0.89%) Traefik
12 9 (0.73%) SharePoint
13 8 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.41%) Drupal
15 4 (0.32%) IIS
16 3 (0.24%) Documentum
17 2 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
17 2 (0.16%) JBoss
17 2 (0.16%) Jupyter
17 2 (0.16%) Mule
Applications
1 7 (0.57%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.081%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.081%) Figma
3 1 (0.081%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 589 (47.77%) AWS
2 271 (21.98%) Azure
3 211 (17.11%) GitHub
4 118 (9.57%) GCP
5 115 (9.33%) Serverless
6 99 (8.03%) AWS CloudFormation
7 90 (7.30%) AWS Lambda
8 78 (6.33%) Amazon EKS
9 76 (6.16%) Amazon EC2
10 65 (5.27%) PaaS
11 56 (4.54%) Amazon ECS
12 51 (4.14%) Amazon S3
13 49 (3.97%) Route 53
14 43 (3.49%) IaaS
15 41 (3.33%) AWS CodePipeline
16 37 (3.00%) OpenShift
17 34 (2.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 32 (2.60%) Amazon EMR
18 32 (2.60%) SaaS
19 30 (2.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.51%) DNS
2 28 (2.27%) Firewall
3 17 (1.38%) HTTP
3 17 (1.38%) LAN
3 17 (1.38%) WAN
4 15 (1.22%) VPN
5 14 (1.14%) TCP/IP
6 13 (1.05%) Internet
7 11 (0.89%) IPv4
8 8 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.57%) SSL
9 7 (0.57%) Wireless
10 6 (0.49%) DECT
10 6 (0.49%) IPv6
10 6 (0.49%) Multicast
10 6 (0.49%) OpenVPN
10 6 (0.49%) PPP
10 6 (0.49%) UPnP
11 5 (0.41%) Software-Defined Networking
12 4 (0.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (8.52%) PostgreSQL
2 97 (7.87%) MySQL
2 97 (7.87%) NoSQL
3 94 (7.62%) MongoDB
4 88 (7.14%) Big Data
5 56 (4.54%) Hadoop
6 52 (4.22%) Redis
7 47 (3.81%) Apache Cassandra
8 45 (3.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 32 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
9 32 (2.60%) SQL Server
10 28 (2.27%) Relational Database
11 27 (2.19%) Apache Hive
12 25 (2.03%) Pentaho
13 19 (1.54%) BigQuery
13 19 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
14 18 (1.46%) Power BI
15 17 (1.38%) Oracle Database
16 16 (1.30%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 503 (40.79%) Jenkins
2 345 (27.98%) Git (software)
3 221 (17.92%) JIRA
4 144 (11.68%) Maven
5 133 (10.79%) Artifactory
6 93 (7.54%) Bitbucket
7 68 (5.52%) Cucumber
7 68 (5.52%) SonarQube
8 65 (5.27%) Sonatype Nexus
9 64 (5.19%) JUnit
10 42 (3.41%) Jasmine
11 40 (3.24%) Selenium
12 37 (3.00%) CircleCI
13 36 (2.92%) JMeter
14 35 (2.84%) Subversion
15 33 (2.68%) Cypress.io
16 31 (2.51%) TeamCity
17 23 (1.87%) Gradle
18 21 (1.70%) Hudson
18 21 (1.70%) REST Assured
General
1 181 (14.68%) Social Skills
2 161 (13.06%) Public Sector
3 146 (11.84%) Finance
4 71 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
5 67 (5.43%) Banking
6 38 (3.08%) Investment Banking
7 33 (2.68%) Presentation Skills
8 29 (2.35%) Games
9 16 (1.30%) Documentation Skills
10 12 (0.97%) Electronics
10 12 (0.97%) Retail
11 11 (0.89%) Law
11 11 (0.89%) Telecoms
12 9 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.57%) Influencing Skills
14 6 (0.49%) Front Office
14 6 (0.49%) Legal
14 6 (0.49%) Marketing
15 3 (0.24%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 390 (31.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 356 (28.87%) Developer
3 142 (11.52%) AWS Engineer
4 110 (8.92%) AWS DevOps
5 108 (8.76%) Java Developer
6 105 (8.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 65 (5.27%) Architect
8 63 (5.11%) Software Engineer
9 60 (4.87%) Data Engineer
10 58 (4.70%) Senior Developer
11 50 (4.06%) Azure Engineer
12 41 (3.33%) Platform Engineer
13 40 (3.24%) .NET Developer
14 39 (3.16%) Full Stack Developer
15 37 (3.00%) Cloud Engineer
16 34 (2.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 33 (2.68%) Lead DevOps
18 31 (2.51%) Senior Java Developer
19 30 (2.43%) Azure DevOps Engineer
20 29 (2.35%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (15.00%) Spring
2 172 (13.95%) Node.js
3 165 (13.38%) Spring Boot
4 123 (9.98%) React
5 113 (9.16%) Web Services
6 102 (8.27%) Kafka
7 93 (7.54%) REST
8 83 (6.73%) AngularJS
9 82 (6.65%) HTML
10 74 (6.00%) .NET
10 74 (6.00%) RESTful
11 69 (5.60%) CSS
12 54 (4.38%) RabbitMQ
13 43 (3.49%) Express
14 42 (3.41%) Hibernate
15 38 (3.08%) Dropwizard
16 36 (2.92%) Redux
17 34 (2.76%) Elastic Stack
18 33 (2.68%) PySpark
18 33 (2.68%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (3.33%) Cloud Native
2 32 (2.60%) User Experience
3 31 (2.51%) Data Protection Act
4 29 (2.35%) Data Centre
5 26 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 25 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (2.03%) Public Cloud
7 22 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
8 20 (1.62%) Legacy Systems
8 20 (1.62%) PKI
8 20 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
10 16 (1.30%) Clustering
10 16 (1.30%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.22%) Life Science
12 13 (1.05%) Algorithms
13 12 (0.97%) Private Cloud
14 10 (0.81%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.81%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 375 (30.41%) Linux
2 114 (9.25%) Unix
3 106 (8.60%) Windows
4 90 (7.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (3.08%) Ubuntu
6 37 (3.00%) CentOS
7 26 (2.11%) Windows Server
8 14 (1.14%) Android
9 12 (0.97%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.65%) OpenWrt
10 8 (0.65%) Solaris
11 7 (0.57%) Alpine Linux
12 5 (0.41%) AIX
12 5 (0.41%) CoreOS
13 4 (0.32%) Amazon Linux
13 4 (0.32%) Debian
14 3 (0.24%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.16%) SUSE
15 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 616 (49.96%) DevOps
2 484 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
3 319 (25.87%) Microservices
4 265 (21.49%) Software Engineering
5 245 (19.87%) Test Automation
6 189 (15.33%) Scrum
7 175 (14.19%) Continuous Integration
8 174 (14.11%) Infrastructure as Code
9 151 (12.25%) TDD
10 135 (10.95%) Configuration Management
11 110 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
12 97 (7.87%) Analytics
13 82 (6.65%) BDD
14 78 (6.33%) Open Source
15 77 (6.24%) Data Modelling
15 77 (6.24%) Full Stack Development
16 72 (5.84%) Migration
17 64 (5.19%) Continuous Deployment
17 64 (5.19%) Test Strategy
18 63 (5.11%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 406 (32.93%) Java
2 388 (31.47%) Python
3 227 (18.41%) SQL
4 210 (17.03%) Bash Shell
4 210 (17.03%) JavaScript
5 96 (7.79%) PowerShell
6 80 (6.49%) Shell Script
7 67 (5.43%) Go
8 66 (5.35%) C#
9 51 (4.14%) TypeScript
10 44 (3.57%) Scala
11 41 (3.33%) Ruby
12 40 (3.24%) PL/SQL
13 31 (2.51%) Java 8
14 28 (2.27%) C
14 28 (2.27%) Groovy
15 24 (1.95%) C++
16 23 (1.87%) Perl
16 23 (1.87%) VB.NET
17 17 (1.38%) R
Qualifications
1 177 (14.36%) Security Cleared
2 155 (12.57%) SC Cleared
3 51 (4.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 39 (3.16%) Degree
5 26 (2.11%) DV Cleared
6 15 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (1.05%) Master's Degree
8 11 (0.89%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.32%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.32%) OCP
9 4 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.24%) CISSP
11 2 (0.16%) CCNP
11 2 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.16%) CISM
11 2 (0.16%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.16%) ISEB
12 1 (0.081%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.081%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.41%) QA
2 30 (2.43%) Accessibility
3 8 (0.65%) NCSC
4 7 (0.57%) SLA
5 6 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.49%) GDPR
5 6 (0.49%) JTAG
6 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.16%) NIST
7 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.081%) WCAG
System Software
1 476 (38.61%) Docker
2 31 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (2.19%) Active Directory
4 13 (1.05%) HDFS
5 10 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.57%) vCloud
6 7 (0.57%) VMware NSX
7 6 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.49%) Squid
7 6 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.32%) Firmware
8 4 (0.32%) KVM
8 4 (0.32%) vSphere
9 3 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.081%) Ceph
11 1 (0.081%) iptables
11 1 (0.081%) NDS
11 1 (0.081%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.081%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 502 (40.71%) Terraform
2 406 (32.93%) Kubernetes
3 326 (26.44%) Ansible
4 89 (7.22%) Puppet
5 83 (6.73%) Grafana
6 82 (6.65%) Prometheus
7 50 (4.06%) Kibana
8 46 (3.73%) Packer
9 37 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
10 34 (2.76%) Istio
11 30 (2.43%) Rancher
12 28 (2.27%) Docker Swarm
13 27 (2.19%) Consul
14 20 (1.62%) ZABBIX
15 15 (1.22%) Nagios
16 13 (1.05%) HAProxy
17 11 (0.89%) Icinga
18 10 (0.81%) logstash
18 10 (0.81%) Salt
18 10 (0.81%) vRealize
Vendors
1 89 (7.22%) Oracle
2 61 (4.95%) Red Hat
3 48 (3.89%) Splunk
4 47 (3.81%) Microsoft
4 47 (3.81%) VMware
5 45 (3.65%) Cloudera
6 43 (3.49%) IBM
7 39 (3.16%) Google
7 39 (3.16%) Talend
8 32 (2.60%) ServiceNow
9 29 (2.35%) Databricks
9 29 (2.35%) Hortonworks
10 16 (1.30%) AppDynamics
11 15 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (1.14%) MuleSoft
12 14 (1.14%) SAP
13 13 (1.05%) PagerDuty
14 11 (0.89%) Atlassian
14 11 (0.89%) Informatica
15 10 (0.81%) TOWER Software