Period
to 20 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Graphite skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Graphite over the 6 months to 20 October 2017 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.

Graphite
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 793 769 802
Rank change year-on-year -24 +33 +6
Contract jobs citing Graphite 85 123 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.12% 0.089%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.77% 1.04% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 89 65
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £407 £351 £341
90th Percentile £625 £592 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £485 £463
% change year-on-year +0.52% +4.86% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Graphite is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11046 11783 9704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.12% 11.09% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7389 7524 5932
UK median daily rate £475 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +7.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +4.40% +6.00% +8.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 267 343
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +8.99% +1.38%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.90 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.11 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.44 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -28.83% +16.67% +5.00%

Graphite
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Graphite as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Graphite in the UK

Graphite
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Graphite.

Contractor daily rate trend for Graphite in the UK

Graphite
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Graphite over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Graphite in the UK

Graphite
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graphite within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 2017. 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 +7 81 £525 +8.25% 15
London +22 63 £528 +11.05% 4
UK excluding London +5 21 £488 +0.52% 11
North of England +62 11 £475 -4.52% 7
Yorkshire +23 8 £488 -2.50% 7
South East +23 7 £545 - 1
North West +25 3 £410 +2.50%
Scotland +12 3 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Graphite also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Graphite.

1 75 (88.24%) Linux
2 73 (85.88%) DevOps
3 65 (76.47%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (69.41%) Bash Shell
5 54 (63.53%) Python
6 53 (62.35%) Git (software)
7 52 (61.18%) Docker
8 49 (57.65%) Puppet
9 45 (52.94%) Elastic Stack
10 42 (49.41%) Ansible
10 42 (49.41%) Ruby
10 42 (49.41%) Configuration Management
11 41 (48.24%) Jenkins
12 31 (36.47%) Terraform
12 31 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (34.12%) Kubernetes
14 28 (32.94%) Sensu
14 28 (32.94%) Nagios
14 28 (32.94%) Java
15 27 (31.76%) Elasticsearch
16 26 (30.59%) GitHub
16 26 (30.59%) MySQL
17 25 (29.41%) HTTP
17 25 (29.41%) nginx
18 24 (28.24%) ZABBIX
18 24 (28.24%) Continuous Integration
19 22 (25.88%) SQL
19 22 (25.88%) Artifactory
19 22 (25.88%) Continuous Delivery
20 21 (24.71%) Opscode Chef

Graphite
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 27 (31.76%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (29.41%) nginx
3 18 (21.18%) Tomcat
4 15 (17.65%) Apache
5 5 (5.88%) OpenStack
6 4 (4.71%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.18%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 65 (76.47%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (30.59%) GitHub
3 20 (23.53%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (18.82%) Amazon S3
5 14 (16.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 12 (14.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 12 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (11.76%) Quay.io
8 9 (10.59%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (5.88%) Datadog
10 4 (4.71%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (4.71%) Heroku
10 4 (4.71%) IaaS
10 4 (4.71%) PaaS
11 3 (3.53%) BlazeMeter
12 2 (2.35%) Route 53
13 1 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (1.18%) SaaS
13 1 (1.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (29.41%) HTTP
2 12 (14.12%) DSL
3 9 (10.59%) DNS
4 7 (8.24%) LDAP
5 6 (7.06%) Network Security
6 5 (5.88%) SSL
6 5 (5.88%) tcpdump
6 5 (5.88%) Wireshark
7 4 (4.71%) Firewall
8 3 (3.53%) VPN
9 2 (2.35%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.35%) SSH
10 1 (1.18%) ICMP
10 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (30.59%) MySQL
2 20 (23.53%) Hadoop
3 19 (22.35%) NoSQL
4 18 (21.18%) Big Data
4 18 (21.18%) MongoDB
5 13 (15.29%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (14.12%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (14.12%) RDBMS
6 12 (14.12%) Relational Database
7 11 (12.94%) SQL Server
8 10 (11.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (11.76%) HBase
9 8 (9.41%) Oracle Database
10 5 (5.88%) Redis
11 4 (4.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (4.71%) InfluxDB
12 2 (2.35%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 53 (62.35%) Git (software)
2 41 (48.24%) Jenkins
3 22 (25.88%) Artifactory
4 11 (12.94%) GitLab
4 11 (12.94%) Vagrant
5 9 (10.59%) JIRA
6 8 (9.41%) Bitbucket
6 8 (9.41%) JMeter
6 8 (9.41%) Maven
6 8 (9.41%) SonarQube
6 8 (9.41%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (8.24%) Ant
7 7 (8.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (8.24%) Fiddler
7 7 (8.24%) Gatling
7 7 (8.24%) Log4j
7 7 (8.24%) YourKit
8 6 (7.06%) Hudson
8 6 (7.06%) LoadRunner
8 6 (7.06%) LoadUI
General
1 6 (7.06%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Law
3 2 (2.35%) Games
3 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (67.06%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (22.35%) AWS Engineer
3 18 (21.18%) AWS DevOps
3 18 (21.18%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 18 (21.18%) Linux Engineer
4 16 (18.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 16 (18.82%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 7 (8.24%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Java Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Performance Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Ruby Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Azure DevOps
8 4 (4.71%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Consultant
8 4 (4.71%) Developer
8 4 (4.71%) DevOps Consultant
8 4 (4.71%) WebOps Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Monitoring Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (52.94%) Elastic Stack
2 28 (32.94%) Sensu
3 15 (17.65%) Web Services
4 12 (14.12%) RESTful
5 10 (11.76%) Ajax
5 10 (11.76%) REST
6 9 (10.59%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (8.24%) HTML
7 7 (8.24%) JSON
7 7 (8.24%) ODBC
8 5 (5.88%) Node.js
9 3 (3.53%) CSS
9 3 (3.53%) LAMP
9 3 (3.53%) Memcached
9 3 (3.53%) XML
10 2 (2.35%) Apache Avro
10 2 (2.35%) Kafka
11 1 (1.18%) Gherkin
11 1 (1.18%) LEMP Stack
11 1 (1.18%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Client/Server
1 7 (8.24%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.06%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.06%) Virtual Team
3 5 (5.88%) Semantic Web
4 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.53%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.35%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.18%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 75 (88.24%) Linux
2 18 (21.18%) CentOS
2 18 (21.18%) CoreOS
3 11 (12.94%) Ubuntu
4 10 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (9.41%) Unix
6 7 (8.24%) Windows
7 6 (7.06%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (85.88%) DevOps
2 42 (49.41%) Configuration Management
3 31 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (28.24%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (25.88%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (17.65%) Microservices
6 15 (17.65%) Scrum
7 13 (15.29%) Kanban
8 12 (14.12%) Analytics
8 12 (14.12%) Open Source
8 12 (14.12%) Performance Testing
8 12 (14.12%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (11.76%) Security Hardening
10 9 (10.59%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (9.41%) BDD
12 7 (8.24%) ATDD
12 7 (8.24%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (8.24%) Defect Management
12 7 (8.24%) Feature Driven Development
12 7 (8.24%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 59 (69.41%) Bash Shell
2 54 (63.53%) Python
3 42 (49.41%) Ruby
4 28 (32.94%) Java
5 22 (25.88%) SQL
6 18 (21.18%) Go
7 9 (10.59%) Perl
8 4 (4.71%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.71%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.71%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.53%) Groovy
9 3 (3.53%) Scala
10 2 (2.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (24.71%) SC Cleared
1 21 (24.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.76%) Degree
3 4 (4.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.53%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.35%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) QA
System Software
1 52 (61.18%) Docker
2 18 (21.18%) etcd
3 10 (11.76%) Ceph
3 10 (11.76%) flannel
3 10 (11.76%) GlusterFS
3 10 (11.76%) SkyDNS
4 2 (2.35%) HDFS
4 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.18%) KVM
5 1 (1.18%) OpenSSH
5 1 (1.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (57.65%) Puppet
2 42 (49.41%) Ansible
3 31 (36.47%) Terraform
4 29 (34.12%) Kubernetes
5 28 (32.94%) Nagios
6 24 (28.24%) ZABBIX
7 21 (24.71%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (23.53%) logstash
9 18 (21.18%) Sysdig
10 17 (20.00%) Grafana
11 16 (18.82%) Kibana
11 16 (18.82%) Prometheus
12 14 (16.47%) HAProxy
13 10 (11.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 10 (11.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 10 (11.76%) rkt
14 9 (10.59%) Consul
15 8 (9.41%) HP SiteScope
15 8 (9.41%) Salt
15 8 (9.41%) StatsD
Vendors
1 15 (17.65%) Oracle
2 10 (11.76%) Cloudera
2 10 (11.76%) Dynatrace
2 10 (11.76%) VMware
3 9 (10.59%) Red Hat
3 9 (10.59%) Splunk
4 7 (8.24%) HP
5 6 (7.06%) AppDynamics
6 5 (5.88%) New Relic
7 4 (4.71%) Rackspace
8 3 (3.53%) Neustar
8 3 (3.53%) SOASTA, Inc
9 2 (2.35%) F5
9 2 (2.35%) Perforce
9 2 (2.35%) SaltStack