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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 28 May 2022 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
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 373 417 508
Rank change year-on-year +44 +91 +119
Contract jobs citing Prometheus 587 308 119
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.52% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.22% 3.20% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 214 83
10th Percentile £467 £414 £413
25th Percentile £525 £495 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
75th Percentile £688 £600 £637
90th Percentile £745 £650 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £500 £549
% change year-on-year +20.00% -8.84% -0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
10th Percentile £76.38 £43.06 -
25th Percentile £76.56 £44.65 -
Median hourly rate £78.75 £52.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +50.00% - -
75th Percentile £81.56 £55.78 -
90th Percentile £82.13 £57.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

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 13,914 9,621 7,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.77% 16.13% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,054 6,810 4,873
10th Percentile £363 £344 £288
25th Percentile £463 £420 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £505 £500
Median % change year-on-year +11.39% +1.00% -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £593
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 142 190
10th Percentile £13.82 £15.01 £12.49
25th Percentile £15.75 £19.00 £14.56
Median hourly rate £21.89 £40.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -45.28% +100.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £43.36 £53.94 £35.00
90th Percentile £57.63 £64.35 £50.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £23.21 £19.50
% change year-on-year -13.83% +19.03% +14.71%

Prometheus
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Prometheus in the UK

Prometheus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Prometheus.

Daily rate trend for Prometheus in the UK

Prometheus
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Prometheus over the 6 months to 28 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Prometheus in the UK

Prometheus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Prometheus.

Hourly rate trend for Prometheus in the UK

Prometheus
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 Prometheus within the UK over the 6 months to 28 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +22 475 £625 +13.64% 71
London -1 293 £625 +13.64% 39
Work from Home -4 283 £600 +11.11% 38
UK excluding London -8 139 £600 +20.00% 36
North of England +4 71 £625 +25.00% 14
North West -6 61 £625 +25.00% 10
South East -35 18 £550 +33.33% 5
Midlands -31 16 £600 +11.11% 8
West Midlands -31 16 £600 +10.09% 5
Yorkshire - 15 £675 - 3
South West -12 13 £556 +30.88% 5
North East - 13 £663 - 1
East of England -32 10 £675 +14.89%
Scotland -16 7 £550 - 3
Northern Ireland - 3 £700 -
Wales -12 1 £600 +14.29% 1

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, 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.

1 456 (77.68%) Kubernetes
2 388 (66.10%) Grafana
3 340 (57.92%) DevOps
4 334 (56.90%) AWS
5 325 (55.37%) Docker
6 323 (55.03%) Terraform
7 312 (53.15%) CI/CD
8 287 (48.89%) Python
9 276 (47.02%) Ansible
10 262 (44.63%) Linux
11 228 (38.84%) Jenkins
12 193 (32.88%) Microservices
13 192 (32.71%) GitLab
14 188 (32.03%) Agile
15 174 (29.64%) Git (software)
16 158 (26.92%) GCP
17 151 (25.72%) Azure
17 151 (25.72%) Continuous Integration
18 144 (24.53%) Java
18 144 (24.53%) Infrastructure as Code
19 134 (22.83%) Kafka
20 124 (21.12%) Splunk
20 124 (21.12%) Go
21 121 (20.61%) Puppet
22 111 (18.91%) Configuration Management
23 107 (18.23%) Bash
24 105 (17.89%) Security Cleared
25 93 (15.84%) AWS CloudFormation
26 88 (14.99%) SC Cleared
27 86 (14.65%) JavaScript

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 70 (11.93%) nginx
2 40 (6.81%) Elasticsearch
3 34 (5.79%) Traefik
4 33 (5.62%) OpenStack
5 25 (4.26%) Confluence
6 18 (3.07%) Apache
7 15 (2.56%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.19%) Apache Spark
9 6 (1.02%) uWSGI
10 4 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.34%) Apache Pulsar
12 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.17%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.17%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 334 (56.90%) AWS
2 158 (26.92%) GCP
3 151 (25.72%) Azure
4 93 (15.84%) AWS CloudFormation
5 86 (14.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 76 (12.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 73 (12.44%) Amazon S3
7 73 (12.44%) GitHub
8 72 (12.27%) Amazon EC2
9 55 (9.37%) OpenShift
10 49 (8.35%) Amazon EKS
11 43 (7.33%) Amazon ECS
12 40 (6.81%) Azure Monitor
12 40 (6.81%) Datadog
13 36 (6.13%) PaaS
14 35 (5.96%) Serverless
15 31 (5.28%) AWS CodePipeline
16 30 (5.11%) AWS Lambda
17 29 (4.94%) SaaS
18 24 (4.09%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 57 (9.71%) DNS
2 52 (8.86%) TCP/IP
3 32 (5.45%) VPN
4 25 (4.26%) MQTT
5 23 (3.92%) HTTP
6 17 (2.90%) Internet
7 13 (2.21%) Kerberos
8 7 (1.19%) SSL
9 5 (0.85%) Firewall
9 5 (0.85%) WAN
10 4 (0.68%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (0.68%) MPLS
11 3 (0.51%) FTP
11 3 (0.51%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.51%) SMTP
12 2 (0.34%) AMQP
12 2 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (0.34%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (0.34%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.34%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (8.69%) Amazon RDS
1 51 (8.69%) NoSQL
2 43 (7.33%) MySQL
3 38 (6.47%) MongoDB
4 37 (6.30%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (4.26%) Relational Database
6 21 (3.58%) Redis
7 19 (3.24%) Hadoop
8 18 (3.07%) MariaDB
9 14 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
9 14 (2.39%) SQL Server
10 13 (2.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (2.04%) Amazon Aurora
12 9 (1.53%) Couchbase
13 8 (1.36%) Big Data
13 8 (1.36%) BigQuery
14 6 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (0.85%) Riak
16 4 (0.68%) DB2
16 4 (0.68%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 228 (38.84%) Jenkins
2 192 (32.71%) GitLab
3 174 (29.64%) Git (software)
4 57 (9.71%) Maven
5 56 (9.54%) Artifactory
6 43 (7.33%) Gradle
7 35 (5.96%) JIRA
8 33 (5.62%) SonarQube
9 27 (4.60%) Bitbucket
10 25 (4.26%) Sonatype Nexus
11 19 (3.24%) git-flow
12 18 (3.07%) TeamCity
13 10 (1.70%) JUnit
14 9 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (1.53%) Jaeger
14 9 (1.53%) Spock
15 7 (1.19%) JMeter
15 7 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
16 6 (1.02%) Terragrunt
17 5 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 67 (11.41%) Finance
2 65 (11.07%) Public Sector
3 43 (7.33%) Social Skills
4 35 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (3.58%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.87%) Retail
7 9 (1.53%) Banking
8 6 (1.02%) Billing
8 6 (1.02%) Games
9 5 (0.85%) German Language
10 4 (0.68%) Presentation Skills
11 3 (0.51%) Electronics
11 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.51%) Marketing
11 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.34%) Aviation
12 2 (0.34%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 232 (39.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 143 (24.36%) Developer
3 83 (14.14%) AWS Engineer
4 63 (10.73%) Java Developer
5 61 (10.39%) AWS DevOps
6 55 (9.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 48 (8.18%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 33 (5.62%) Senior Developer
9 32 (5.45%) Platform Engineer
10 29 (4.94%) Site Engineer
11 27 (4.60%) Cloud Engineer
12 25 (4.26%) Linux Engineer
13 23 (3.92%) Senior DevOps
14 21 (3.58%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 19 (3.24%) Java Engineer
16 18 (3.07%) Architect
17 17 (2.90%) Azure Engineer
17 17 (2.90%) Python Developer
18 15 (2.56%) Software Engineer
19 14 (2.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (22.83%) Kafka
2 85 (14.48%) Elastic Stack
3 38 (6.47%) cloud-init
4 36 (6.13%) .NET
5 35 (5.96%) React
6 30 (5.11%) REST
7 29 (4.94%) JSON
8 25 (4.26%) Redux
9 21 (3.58%) YAML
10 19 (3.24%) Spring Boot
11 14 (2.39%) ActiveMQ
11 14 (2.39%) Node.js
12 13 (2.21%) RESTful
13 12 (2.04%) Flask
14 11 (1.87%) .NET Core
14 11 (1.87%) RabbitMQ
14 11 (1.87%) Sensu
14 11 (1.87%) Spring
14 11 (1.87%) Web Services
15 10 (1.70%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 69 (11.75%) Cloud Native
2 52 (8.86%) Public Cloud
3 44 (7.50%) PKI
4 41 (6.98%) Clustering
5 26 (4.43%) IoT
6 24 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
6 24 (4.09%) Hybrid Cloud
7 20 (3.41%) Data Protection Act
8 19 (3.24%) Private Cloud
9 17 (2.90%) Data Centre
10 12 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (0.85%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.68%) iPad
13 4 (0.68%) Legacy Systems
13 4 (0.68%) Reinsurance
14 3 (0.51%) Frameworx
14 3 (0.51%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.51%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 262 (44.63%) Linux
2 81 (13.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 55 (9.37%) CentOS
4 52 (8.86%) Unix
5 35 (5.96%) Windows
6 24 (4.09%) Ubuntu
7 14 (2.39%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.85%) Debian
8 5 (0.85%) VMS
9 4 (0.68%) Amazon Linux
10 3 (0.51%) Android
10 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.34%) Mesosphere
12 1 (0.17%) Solaris
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (57.92%) DevOps
2 312 (53.15%) CI/CD
3 193 (32.88%) Microservices
4 188 (32.03%) Agile
5 151 (25.72%) Continuous Integration
6 144 (24.53%) Infrastructure as Code
7 111 (18.91%) Configuration Management
8 86 (14.65%) Continuous Deployment
9 84 (14.31%) Scrum
10 83 (14.14%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 78 (13.29%) Software Engineering
12 71 (12.10%) Load Balancing
13 60 (10.22%) Continuous Delivery
14 55 (9.37%) Platform Engineering
15 54 (9.20%) TDD
16 52 (8.86%) Observability
17 48 (8.18%) Mentoring
17 48 (8.18%) Software Delivery
18 44 (7.50%) Open Source
18 44 (7.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 287 (48.89%) Python
2 144 (24.53%) Java
3 124 (21.12%) Go
4 107 (18.23%) Bash
5 86 (14.65%) JavaScript
6 81 (13.80%) Ruby
7 66 (11.24%) SQL
8 31 (5.28%) Scala
9 29 (4.94%) Groovy
10 27 (4.60%) PowerShell
11 25 (4.26%) Perl
12 24 (4.09%) C#
13 21 (3.58%) VBScript
14 17 (2.90%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.70%) TypeScript
16 9 (1.53%) Kotlin
17 6 (1.02%) C
18 5 (0.85%) PHP
19 4 (0.68%) C++
20 3 (0.51%) F#
Qualifications
1 105 (17.89%) Security Cleared
2 88 (14.99%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.77%) AWS Certification
4 25 (4.26%) Degree
5 18 (3.07%) DV Cleared
6 15 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.68%) CCNP
7 4 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.51%) HND
9 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.96%) NCSC
2 6 (1.02%) GDPR
2 6 (1.02%) SLA
3 4 (0.68%) QA
4 3 (0.51%) OASIS TOSCA
5 2 (0.34%) NIST
6 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 325 (55.37%) Docker
2 64 (10.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.90%) Active Directory
4 14 (2.39%) NFS
4 14 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (1.87%) Ceph
6 9 (1.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 8 (1.36%) vSphere
8 6 (1.02%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.85%) vCloud
10 3 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.34%) etcd
12 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.17%) zsh
Systems Management
1 456 (77.68%) Kubernetes
2 388 (66.10%) Grafana
3 323 (55.03%) Terraform
4 276 (47.02%) Ansible
5 121 (20.61%) Puppet
6 76 (12.95%) Kibana
7 73 (12.44%) Packer
8 72 (12.27%) Istio
9 67 (11.41%) ZABBIX
10 62 (10.56%) Consul
11 46 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
12 43 (7.33%) Graphite
13 41 (6.98%) Docker Swarm
14 40 (6.81%) HAProxy
15 35 (5.96%) linkerd
15 35 (5.96%) Nagios
16 34 (5.79%) Podman
17 22 (3.75%) Rancher
18 19 (3.24%) logstash
19 15 (2.56%) Icinga
Vendors
1 124 (21.12%) Splunk
2 78 (13.29%) VMware
3 60 (10.22%) PagerDuty
4 44 (7.50%) Google
4 44 (7.50%) Microsoft
5 28 (4.77%) Red Hat
6 19 (3.24%) Citrix
6 19 (3.24%) ServiceNow
7 18 (3.07%) AppDynamics
8 16 (2.73%) New Relic
9 15 (2.56%) Dynatrace
10 14 (2.39%) Atlassian
10 14 (2.39%) Checkmarx
11 12 (2.04%) Black Duck
11 12 (2.04%) Oracle
11 12 (2.04%) TOWER Software
12 9 (1.53%) Cisco
13 7 (1.19%) Cadence
13 7 (1.19%) F5
13 7 (1.19%) SolarWinds