Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Prometheus skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Prometheus over the 6 months to 16 January 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.

Prometheus
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 602 771 839
Rank change year-on-year +169 +68 +42
Contract jobs citing Prometheus 283 118 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.12% 0.035%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.95% 0.99% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 86 19
UK median daily rate £525 £515 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £413 £418 £473
90th Percentile £650 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £550
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Prometheus 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 14,507 11,955 10,759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.58% 11.92% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,685 8,122 6,863
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £308 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 274 250
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% -
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.43 £47.50 £47.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% -17.95% -

Prometheus
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Prometheus in the UK

Prometheus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Prometheus in the UK

Prometheus
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Prometheus over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Prometheus in the UK

Prometheus
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 Prometheus within the UK over the 6 months to 16 January 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 +134 266 £525 +1.94% 61
London +100 164 £525 - 31
UK excluding London +61 112 £500 +11.11% 34
North of England +42 64 £550 +25.71% 15
North West +25 34 £496 +14.57% 7
Yorkshire +3 27 £550 +22.22% 8
South West - 12 £500 - 5
South East -9 11 £450 -10.00% 2
Scotland - 9 £550 - 3
Midlands - 7 £510 - 2
North East - 7 £500 -
East of England - 7 £425 - 6
West Midlands - 7 £510 - 2
Northern Ireland +25 2 £425 - 1
Wales -11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Prometheus 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 Prometheus.

1 214 (75.62%) Docker
2 196 (69.26%) DevOps
3 179 (63.25%) Kubernetes
4 173 (61.13%) Amazon AWS
5 165 (58.30%) Linux
6 161 (56.89%) Python
7 145 (51.24%) Grafana
8 144 (50.88%) Jenkins
9 114 (40.28%) Puppet
10 112 (39.58%) Microservices
11 111 (39.22%) Ansible
12 109 (38.52%) Terraform
12 109 (38.52%) Agile Software Development
13 106 (37.46%) MongoDB
14 104 (36.75%) Elastic Stack
15 96 (33.92%) GitLab
16 86 (30.39%) Go
17 81 (28.62%) Git (software)
18 69 (24.38%) Configuration Management
19 68 (24.03%) Java
20 66 (23.32%) MySQL
20 66 (23.32%) Bash Shell
21 65 (22.97%) CentOS
22 60 (21.20%) Ruby
23 59 (20.85%) Apache Cassandra
24 55 (19.43%) SonarQube
25 53 (18.73%) Amazon ELB
25 53 (18.73%) GitHub
25 53 (18.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 53 (18.73%) Amazon EC2

Prometheus
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 41 (14.49%) nginx
2 20 (7.07%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (6.71%) Confluence
4 17 (6.01%) Apache
4 17 (6.01%) Apache Solr
5 10 (3.53%) OpenStack
6 8 (2.83%) OpenWhisk
6 8 (2.83%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.47%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (1.77%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.06%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 173 (61.13%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (18.73%) Amazon EC2
2 53 (18.73%) Amazon ELB
2 53 (18.73%) Amazon S3
2 53 (18.73%) GitHub
3 49 (17.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 45 (15.90%) Route 53
5 41 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
6 25 (8.83%) Slack
7 23 (8.13%) Quay.io
8 22 (7.77%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (5.30%) OpenShift
10 13 (4.59%) PaaS
11 10 (3.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (2.83%) IaaS
13 6 (2.12%) Serverless
14 5 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
16 3 (1.06%) Amazon EMR
16 3 (1.06%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 46 (16.25%) HTTP
2 17 (6.01%) DNS
3 15 (5.30%) Firewall
3 15 (5.30%) OpenVPN
4 10 (3.53%) SSL
5 8 (2.83%) VPN
6 6 (2.12%) DSL
6 6 (2.12%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.41%) BGP
8 3 (1.06%) ICMP
8 3 (1.06%) IPsec
8 3 (1.06%) L2TP
8 3 (1.06%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (1.06%) SSH
8 3 (1.06%) VLAN
9 2 (0.71%) Internet
10 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.35%) LAN
10 1 (0.35%) SNMP
10 1 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (37.46%) MongoDB
2 66 (23.32%) MySQL
3 59 (20.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 43 (15.19%) PostgreSQL
5 41 (14.49%) NoSQL
6 16 (5.65%) Amazon RDS
6 16 (5.65%) Relational Database
7 15 (5.30%) Redis
8 9 (3.18%) Big Data
9 6 (2.12%) InfluxDB
10 5 (1.77%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.77%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (1.06%) Flink
12 3 (1.06%) MariaDB
12 3 (1.06%) Neo4j
12 3 (1.06%) SQL Server
13 2 (0.71%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 144 (50.88%) Jenkins
2 96 (33.92%) GitLab
3 81 (28.62%) Git (software)
4 55 (19.43%) SonarQube
5 42 (14.84%) Artifactory
6 41 (14.49%) JIRA
7 29 (10.25%) JUnit
8 20 (7.07%) Sonatype Nexus
9 18 (6.36%) JMeter
10 16 (5.65%) Gatling
11 7 (2.47%) Bitbucket
11 7 (2.47%) Cucumber
11 7 (2.47%) LoadRunner
12 6 (2.12%) Maven
13 5 (1.77%) GoCD
13 5 (1.77%) Gradle
13 5 (1.77%) Mockito
14 4 (1.41%) CircleCI
14 4 (1.41%) FishEye
14 4 (1.41%) Subversion
General
1 9 (3.18%) Banking
2 7 (2.47%) Finance
3 5 (1.77%) Publishing
3 5 (1.77%) Retail
4 4 (1.41%) Games
5 2 (0.71%) Back Office
5 2 (0.71%) Electronics
5 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.71%) Marketing
5 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 135 (47.70%) DevOps Engineer
2 47 (16.61%) Developer
3 21 (7.42%) AWS DevOps
3 21 (7.42%) Java Developer
4 20 (7.07%) Systems Engineer
5 19 (6.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 19 (6.71%) AWS Engineer
6 18 (6.36%) Senior DevOps
6 18 (6.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 10 (3.53%) Lead DevOps
7 10 (3.53%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (3.18%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 9 (3.18%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 8 (2.83%) Administrator
9 8 (2.83%) Platform Engineer
9 8 (2.83%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (2.47%) DevOps Systems Engineer
10 7 (2.47%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 6 (2.12%) Agile Developer
11 6 (2.12%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (36.75%) Elastic Stack
2 51 (18.02%) Kafka
3 26 (9.19%) RESTful
4 24 (8.48%) Spring
5 22 (7.77%) JSON
6 19 (6.71%) Web Services
7 18 (6.36%) Node.js
8 17 (6.01%) REST
9 15 (5.30%) React
10 11 (3.89%) SOAP
10 11 (3.89%) XML
10 11 (3.89%) XML-RPC
11 10 (3.53%) Lucene
12 9 (3.18%) GraphQL
12 9 (3.18%) YAML
13 8 (2.83%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (2.83%) Spring Boot
14 7 (2.47%) Hystrix
15 6 (2.12%) ActiveMQ
15 6 (2.12%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.19%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.71%) Device Driver
3 12 (4.24%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (3.53%) Cloud Native
5 8 (2.83%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.47%) Clustering
6 7 (2.47%) Fintech
6 7 (2.47%) User Experience
7 6 (2.12%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.77%) Replication
9 4 (1.41%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.06%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.06%) NHS
11 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.71%) Blog
11 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.71%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 165 (58.30%) Linux
2 65 (22.97%) CentOS
3 53 (18.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 38 (13.43%) Ubuntu
5 31 (10.95%) Unix
6 30 (10.60%) CoreOS
7 18 (6.36%) Windows
8 13 (4.59%) Solaris
9 4 (1.41%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.71%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (69.26%) DevOps
2 112 (39.58%) Microservices
3 109 (38.52%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (24.38%) Configuration Management
5 45 (15.90%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 43 (15.19%) Scrum
6 43 (15.19%) Test Automation
7 36 (12.72%) Continuous Delivery
8 35 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (12.37%) Open Source
9 34 (12.01%) High Availability
10 29 (10.25%) Security Hardening
11 28 (9.89%) Software Engineering
12 24 (8.48%) TDD
13 22 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (7.77%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 21 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (6.71%) Immutable Infrastructure
15 19 (6.71%) Migration
16 18 (6.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 161 (56.89%) Python
2 86 (30.39%) Go
3 68 (24.03%) Java
4 66 (23.32%) Bash Shell
5 60 (21.20%) Ruby
6 49 (17.31%) SQL
7 32 (11.31%) JavaScript
8 19 (6.71%) Java 8
8 19 (6.71%) Scala
9 10 (3.53%) PHP
10 7 (2.47%) Kotlin
10 7 (2.47%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.06%) Clojure
11 3 (1.06%) Perl
12 2 (0.71%) ClojureScript
12 2 (0.71%) Groovy
12 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.71%) R
13 1 (0.35%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.35%) F#
Qualifications
1 37 (13.07%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.48%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.95%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.12%) Degree
5 4 (1.41%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.06%) CCNA
6 3 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.77%) QA
2 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.06%) PMO
3 2 (0.71%) GDPR
System Software
1 214 (75.62%) Docker
2 26 (9.19%) etcd
2 26 (9.19%) flannel
2 26 (9.19%) SkyDNS
3 25 (8.83%) Ceph
4 24 (8.48%) GlusterFS
5 14 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.41%) Xen
7 3 (1.06%) NFS
7 3 (1.06%) Squid
7 3 (1.06%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.71%) HDFS
8 2 (0.71%) KVM
Systems Management
1 179 (63.25%) Kubernetes
2 145 (51.24%) Grafana
3 114 (40.28%) Puppet
4 111 (39.22%) Ansible
5 109 (38.52%) Terraform
6 52 (18.37%) Rancher
7 49 (17.31%) Packer
8 44 (15.55%) Nagios
9 42 (14.84%) Opscode Chef
10 38 (13.43%) Graphite
11 34 (12.01%) HAProxy
12 33 (11.66%) Sysdig
13 30 (10.60%) rkt
14 29 (10.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 29 (10.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 25 (8.83%) Icinga
16 16 (5.65%) Kibana
17 14 (4.95%) ZABBIX
18 13 (4.59%) Docker Swarm
19 12 (4.24%) Salt
Vendors
1 51 (18.02%) Black Duck
2 35 (12.37%) Splunk
3 32 (11.31%) Google
4 28 (9.89%) Red Hat
5 21 (7.42%) VMware
6 16 (5.65%) AppDynamics
7 12 (4.24%) PagerDuty
8 11 (3.89%) Microsoft
9 10 (3.53%) Dynatrace
10 7 (2.47%) Atlassian
10 7 (2.47%) IBM
10 7 (2.47%) SOASTA, Inc
11 6 (2.12%) MuleSoft
12 5 (1.77%) Cisco
13 4 (1.41%) BMC
13 4 (1.41%) HP
13 4 (1.41%) New Relic
13 4 (1.41%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.41%) Tableau
14 3 (1.06%) SaltStack