Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 620 758 869
Rank change year-on-year +138 +111 -
Contract jobs citing Prometheus 284 131 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.13% 0.025%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.90% 1.09% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 105 12
UK median daily rate £525 £515 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £377 £414 £478
90th Percentile £638 £638 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £550
% change year-on-year +8.27% -18.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 14,937 12,046 11,935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.36% 11.78% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,077 8,125 7,609
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +9.32%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £262
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 289 277
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% +15.38%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.91 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £51.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -36.00% +28.21%

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 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Prometheus in the UK

Prometheus
Top 14 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 20 November 2018. 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 +135 268 £525 +1.94% 62
London +96 177 £525 - 38
UK excluding London +25 101 £488 +8.27% 26
North of England +7 57 £500 +11.11% 15
North West +16 30 £450 +4.05% 9
Yorkshire -12 23 £500 +11.11% 5
South East -21 12 £475 -5.00% 3
Scotland -8 10 £550 +41.94%
East of England - 10 £434 - 5
North East - 8 £500 - 1
Midlands - 7 £510 -
West Midlands - 7 £510 -
South West - 4 £500 - 1
Northern Ireland +42 2 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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.

1 206 (72.54%) Docker
2 201 (70.77%) DevOps
3 175 (61.62%) Linux
3 175 (61.62%) Python
4 174 (61.27%) Amazon AWS
5 170 (59.86%) Kubernetes
6 151 (53.17%) Grafana
7 148 (52.11%) Jenkins
8 121 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
9 115 (40.49%) MongoDB
10 108 (38.03%) Ansible
11 103 (36.27%) Terraform
12 101 (35.56%) Puppet
13 98 (34.51%) Elastic Stack
14 95 (33.45%) Microservices
15 85 (29.93%) GitLab
16 83 (29.23%) Go
17 80 (28.17%) Git (software)
18 77 (27.11%) MySQL
19 71 (25.00%) Java
20 69 (24.30%) CentOS
21 67 (23.59%) Bash Shell
21 67 (23.59%) GitHub
22 64 (22.54%) Apache Cassandra
23 63 (22.18%) Configuration Management
24 62 (21.83%) Ruby
25 56 (19.72%) SQL
26 55 (19.37%) Kafka
27 54 (19.01%) Amazon S3
28 50 (17.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 33 (11.62%) nginx
2 30 (10.56%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (7.04%) Confluence
4 19 (6.69%) Apache
5 18 (6.34%) OpenStack
6 15 (5.28%) Apache Solr
7 8 (2.82%) OpenWhisk
7 8 (2.82%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.11%) Apache Spark
8 6 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.06%) Apache Pig
9 3 (1.06%) SAS
10 2 (0.70%) JBoss
11 1 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 174 (61.27%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (23.59%) GitHub
3 54 (19.01%) Amazon S3
4 47 (16.55%) Amazon EC2
4 47 (16.55%) Amazon ELB
5 43 (15.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 39 (13.73%) Route 53
7 28 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
8 25 (8.80%) Google Cloud Platform
9 22 (7.75%) Slack
10 17 (5.99%) Quay.io
11 14 (4.93%) OpenShift
12 13 (4.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (2.82%) PaaS
15 7 (2.46%) IaaS
16 6 (2.11%) Serverless
17 5 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
18 4 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
18 4 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (16.20%) HTTP
2 20 (7.04%) DNS
3 16 (5.63%) Firewall
4 12 (4.23%) SSL
4 12 (4.23%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.52%) VPN
6 9 (3.17%) OpenVPN
7 7 (2.46%) BGP
8 6 (2.11%) DSL
9 4 (1.41%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.41%) LAN
9 4 (1.41%) OSPF
9 4 (1.41%) SNMP
9 4 (1.41%) WAN
10 3 (1.06%) ICMP
10 3 (1.06%) IPFIX
10 3 (1.06%) L2TP
10 3 (1.06%) MPLS
10 3 (1.06%) MRTG
10 3 (1.06%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (40.49%) MongoDB
2 77 (27.11%) MySQL
3 64 (22.54%) Apache Cassandra
4 39 (13.73%) NoSQL
5 37 (13.03%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (7.39%) Big Data
7 19 (6.69%) Redis
8 18 (6.34%) InfluxDB
8 18 (6.34%) Relational Database
9 10 (3.52%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (2.82%) Apache Hive
10 8 (2.82%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.41%) SQL Server
12 3 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.06%) HBase
12 3 (1.06%) MariaDB
12 3 (1.06%) Neo4j
12 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (1.06%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 148 (52.11%) Jenkins
2 85 (29.93%) GitLab
3 80 (28.17%) Git (software)
4 45 (15.85%) JIRA
5 43 (15.14%) SonarQube
6 35 (12.32%) Artifactory
7 21 (7.39%) JMeter
8 18 (6.34%) JUnit
9 17 (5.99%) Bitbucket
9 17 (5.99%) Gatling
10 12 (4.23%) Cucumber
11 11 (3.87%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (3.52%) LoadRunner
13 8 (2.82%) Mockito
14 5 (1.76%) Gradle
14 5 (1.76%) Maven
14 5 (1.76%) Subversion
15 4 (1.41%) FishEye
16 3 (1.06%) Robot Framework
16 3 (1.06%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (3.17%) Banking
1 9 (3.17%) Finance
2 8 (2.82%) Retail
3 6 (2.11%) Games
4 5 (1.76%) Publishing
5 2 (0.70%) Electronics
5 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.70%) Marketing
5 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 138 (48.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 45 (15.85%) Developer
3 21 (7.39%) Java Developer
4 15 (5.28%) Lead DevOps
5 14 (4.93%) Senior DevOps
5 14 (4.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 13 (4.58%) AWS DevOps
6 13 (4.58%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 12 (4.23%) AWS Engineer
8 11 (3.87%) Analyst
8 11 (3.87%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 11 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (3.52%) Data Engineer
10 9 (3.17%) Administrator
10 9 (3.17%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (2.82%) Linux Engineer
11 8 (2.82%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 7 (2.46%) Tester
13 6 (2.11%) Architect
13 6 (2.11%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (34.51%) Elastic Stack
2 55 (19.37%) Kafka
3 26 (9.15%) RESTful
4 22 (7.75%) Spring
5 19 (6.69%) React
5 19 (6.69%) Web Services
6 18 (6.34%) Node.js
7 14 (4.93%) ActiveMQ
7 14 (4.93%) RabbitMQ
8 13 (4.58%) JSON
8 13 (4.58%) REST
9 11 (3.87%) Spring Boot
10 9 (3.17%) GraphQL
11 8 (2.82%) XML
12 7 (2.46%) SOAP
12 7 (2.46%) XML-RPC
13 6 (2.11%) Hystrix
13 6 (2.11%) LDAP
13 6 (2.11%) RxJava
14 5 (1.76%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.45%) Device Driver
2 19 (6.69%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.63%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.87%) Clustering
6 10 (3.52%) Cloud Native
6 10 (3.52%) Fintech
6 10 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (3.52%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.82%) Replication
7 8 (2.82%) User Experience
8 7 (2.46%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.41%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.41%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.41%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.41%) Video on Demand
10 3 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.70%) Blog
11 2 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 175 (61.62%) Linux
2 69 (24.30%) CentOS
3 50 (17.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 41 (14.44%) Ubuntu
5 37 (13.03%) Unix
6 24 (8.45%) CoreOS
7 21 (7.39%) Windows
8 13 (4.58%) Solaris
9 5 (1.76%) Windows Server
10 4 (1.41%) Debian
11 3 (1.06%) Mesosphere
12 2 (0.70%) DC/OS
12 2 (0.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (70.77%) DevOps
2 121 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (33.45%) Microservices
4 63 (22.18%) Configuration Management
5 43 (15.14%) Scrum
5 43 (15.14%) Test Automation
6 42 (14.79%) Continuous Delivery
6 42 (14.79%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (14.08%) Open Source
8 39 (13.73%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 36 (12.68%) High Availability
10 27 (9.51%) Software Engineering
11 26 (9.15%) Immutable Infrastructure
12 25 (8.80%) Migration
12 25 (8.80%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 22 (7.75%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (7.75%) TDD
14 21 (7.39%) Security Hardening
15 20 (7.04%) Kanban
15 20 (7.04%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 175 (61.62%) Python
2 83 (29.23%) Go
3 71 (25.00%) Java
4 67 (23.59%) Bash Shell
5 62 (21.83%) Ruby
6 56 (19.72%) SQL
7 36 (12.68%) JavaScript
8 21 (7.39%) Scala
9 16 (5.63%) Java 8
9 16 (5.63%) PHP
10 12 (4.23%) Perl
11 11 (3.87%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.46%) Kotlin
13 5 (1.76%) Groovy
13 5 (1.76%) R
14 3 (1.06%) Bourne shell
15 2 (0.70%) Clojure
15 2 (0.70%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.70%) XPath
16 1 (0.35%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 28 (9.86%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.34%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.17%) Degree
4 7 (2.46%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.06%) CCNA
5 3 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.70%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.82%) QA
2 5 (1.76%) GDPR
3 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.06%) PMO
System Software
1 206 (72.54%) Docker
2 22 (7.75%) Ceph
3 20 (7.04%) etcd
3 20 (7.04%) flannel
3 20 (7.04%) GlusterFS
3 20 (7.04%) SkyDNS
4 17 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (3.17%) KVM
6 6 (2.11%) Xen
7 3 (1.06%) Squid
7 3 (1.06%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.70%) NFS
9 1 (0.35%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.35%) HDFS
9 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 170 (59.86%) Kubernetes
2 151 (53.17%) Grafana
3 108 (38.03%) Ansible
4 103 (36.27%) Terraform
5 101 (35.56%) Puppet
6 49 (17.25%) Nagios
6 49 (17.25%) Packer
7 42 (14.79%) Opscode Chef
7 42 (14.79%) Rancher
8 37 (13.03%) Graphite
9 33 (11.62%) Icinga
10 29 (10.21%) HAProxy
11 27 (9.51%) Sysdig
12 26 (9.15%) Kibana
13 24 (8.45%) rkt
14 21 (7.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 21 (7.39%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 18 (6.34%) ZABBIX
16 12 (4.23%) Docker Swarm
16 12 (4.23%) logstash
Vendors
1 39 (13.73%) Black Duck
1 39 (13.73%) Red Hat
2 37 (13.03%) Google
3 30 (10.56%) Splunk
4 27 (9.51%) VMware
5 21 (7.39%) AppDynamics
6 13 (4.58%) Dynatrace
6 13 (4.58%) New Relic
6 13 (4.58%) Tableau
7 11 (3.87%) Microsoft
8 10 (3.52%) Alteryx
8 10 (3.52%) SOASTA, Inc
9 8 (2.82%) Atlassian
9 8 (2.82%) Oracle
10 7 (2.46%) Cisco
11 6 (2.11%) MuleSoft
11 6 (2.11%) PagerDuty
11 6 (2.11%) SaltStack
12 4 (1.41%) HP
12 4 (1.41%) ServiceNow