Period
to 28 October 2021

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 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.

Prometheus
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 384 343 643
Rank change year-on-year -41 +300 +5
Contract jobs citing Prometheus 546 200 190
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.61% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.98% 3.78% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 140 132
10th Percentile £425 £392 £421
25th Percentile £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £543
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -7.83% +3.33%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £600
90th Percentile £713 £626 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £495 £525
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
Median hourly rate £73.75 £32.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +126.92% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £77.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year +138.46% - -

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 13,716 5,296 12,563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.05% 16.24% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,834 3,634 8,654
10th Percentile £356 £313 £270
25th Percentile £450 £406 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £543 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.50% - +1.01%
75th Percentile £630 £588 £594
90th Percentile £700 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 106 289
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.49
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.06 £14.63
Median hourly rate £22.28 £19.75 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +12.81% -1.25% +14.29%
75th Percentile £48.18 £40.00 £40.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £57.63 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.88 £18.25
% change year-on-year +0.66% +3.42% +4.29%

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 October 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Prometheus over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 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 -19 470 £575 +15.00% 136
London 0 319 £600 +20.00% 81
Work from Home -115 159 £563 +15.38% 31
UK excluding London -102 123 £525 +6.06% 63
North of England -48 51 £525 +5.00% 17
South East -84 32 £550 +7.32% 18
North West -31 24 £525 -4.28% 12
Midlands -66 21 £525 +11.01% 6
West Midlands -60 17 £450 -2.49% 6
North East -2 14 £463 -7.04% 1
Yorkshire -29 13 £465 -7.10% 4
East of England -38 10 £550 +9.18% 6
South West -50 6 £500 - 10
East Midlands -42 4 £525 +9.38%
Scotland - 2 - - 7
Wales -27 1 £255 -40.00%

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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.

1 369 (67.58%) Grafana
2 352 (64.47%) Kubernetes
3 334 (61.17%) Docker
4 291 (53.30%) AWS
5 287 (52.56%) Terraform
6 277 (50.73%) DevOps
7 181 (33.15%) Ansible
8 179 (32.78%) Linux
9 176 (32.23%) Python
10 165 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
11 160 (29.30%) Jenkins
12 156 (28.57%) Java
13 150 (27.47%) Microservices
14 147 (26.92%) Infrastructure as Code
15 132 (24.18%) Azure
16 109 (19.96%) GCP
17 102 (18.68%) Splunk
18 100 (18.32%) TDD
19 96 (17.58%) Git (software)
20 94 (17.22%) Elastic Stack
21 92 (16.85%) Security Cleared
21 92 (16.85%) Software Engineering
22 91 (16.67%) Bash Shell
23 89 (16.30%) Elasticsearch
24 85 (15.57%) GitLab
25 82 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
26 80 (14.65%) Finance
26 80 (14.65%) Site Reliability Engineering
27 79 (14.47%) Kafka
28 73 (13.37%) Kibana

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 89 (16.30%) Elasticsearch
2 44 (8.06%) Apache Spark
3 35 (6.41%) Confluence
4 33 (6.04%) nginx
5 14 (2.56%) OpenStack
6 12 (2.20%) Appian
7 10 (1.83%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.47%) Apache
8 8 (1.47%) Traefik
9 4 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.37%) JBoss
10 2 (0.37%) Jetty
11 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.18%) Drupal
11 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.18%) Tornado
Applications
1 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.92%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 291 (53.30%) AWS
2 132 (24.18%) Azure
3 109 (19.96%) GCP
4 72 (13.19%) Amazon EC2
5 69 (12.64%) Amazon EKS
6 52 (9.52%) Amazon ECS
7 51 (9.34%) Amazon EMR
8 48 (8.79%) Route 53
9 39 (7.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 39 (7.14%) GitHub
10 34 (6.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 25 (4.58%) Amazon S3
11 25 (4.58%) IaaS
12 22 (4.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 17 (3.11%) Amazon SQS
13 17 (3.11%) Datadog
13 17 (3.11%) OpenShift
14 16 (2.93%) PaaS
15 14 (2.56%) GitHub Actions
15 14 (2.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 49 (8.97%) DNS
2 23 (4.21%) VPN
3 14 (2.56%) HTTP
3 14 (2.56%) Kerberos
4 9 (1.65%) MQTT
4 9 (1.65%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.28%) SSL
6 6 (1.10%) 3GPP
6 6 (1.10%) VLAN
7 5 (0.92%) DHCP
7 5 (0.92%) Firewall
7 5 (0.92%) Internet
7 5 (0.92%) SGSN
7 5 (0.92%) SNMP
7 5 (0.92%) Software-Defined Networking
8 4 (0.73%) WAN
9 3 (0.55%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (0.55%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.55%) MPLS
10 2 (0.37%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (11.36%) Hadoop
2 54 (9.89%) PostgreSQL
3 52 (9.52%) NoSQL
4 34 (6.23%) Apache Cassandra
5 27 (4.95%) Relational Database
6 25 (4.58%) Amazon RDS
7 17 (3.11%) Big Data
7 17 (3.11%) MySQL
8 15 (2.75%) MongoDB
9 13 (2.38%) RDBMS
9 13 (2.38%) Redis
10 11 (2.01%) SQL Server
11 8 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (1.47%) Couchbase
12 6 (1.10%) Amazon Aurora
12 6 (1.10%) Event Store
12 6 (1.10%) HBase
12 6 (1.10%) MariaDB
13 5 (0.92%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 160 (29.30%) Jenkins
2 96 (17.58%) Git (software)
3 85 (15.57%) GitLab
4 59 (10.81%) JIRA
5 49 (8.97%) Sonatype Nexus
6 40 (7.33%) Gradle
7 38 (6.96%) SonarQube
8 37 (6.78%) Gatling
8 37 (6.78%) Maven
9 24 (4.40%) Artifactory
10 14 (2.56%) Bitbucket
10 14 (2.56%) Selenium
11 13 (2.38%) Cypress.io
11 13 (2.38%) GoCD
12 10 (1.83%) Mockito
13 9 (1.65%) Chocolatey
13 9 (1.65%) TeamCity
14 7 (1.28%) CircleCI
15 6 (1.10%) LoadRunner
15 6 (1.10%) NeoLoad
General
1 80 (14.65%) Finance
2 66 (12.09%) Public Sector
3 46 (8.42%) Social Skills
4 38 (6.96%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.85%) Marketing
6 15 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.56%) Banking
7 14 (2.56%) Manufacturing
8 12 (2.20%) Electronics
9 8 (1.47%) Retail
10 6 (1.10%) Advertising
10 6 (1.10%) Games
11 4 (0.73%) Automotive
11 4 (0.73%) Legal
12 3 (0.55%) Billing
13 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.37%) German Language
13 2 (0.37%) Presentation Skills
14 1 (0.18%) Documentation Skills
14 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 207 (37.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 108 (19.78%) Developer
3 107 (19.60%) AWS Engineer
4 70 (12.82%) AWS DevOps
5 69 (12.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 46 (8.42%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 41 (7.51%) Java Developer
7 41 (7.51%) Site Engineer
8 32 (5.86%) Platform Engineer
9 30 (5.49%) Senior Developer
10 27 (4.95%) Software Engineer
11 25 (4.58%) Azure Engineer
11 25 (4.58%) Cloud Engineer
12 24 (4.40%) Scala Developer
13 23 (4.21%) Consultant
14 22 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 21 (3.85%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 21 (3.85%) Senior DevOps
15 21 (3.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 21 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (17.22%) Elastic Stack
2 79 (14.47%) Kafka
3 65 (11.90%) .NET
4 61 (11.17%) Web Services
5 36 (6.59%) RESTful
6 33 (6.04%) Spring
7 27 (4.95%) React
8 24 (4.40%) Akka
9 22 (4.03%) Node.js
9 22 (4.03%) REST
10 21 (3.85%) Play Framework
11 20 (3.66%) Spring Boot
12 19 (3.48%) .NET Core
12 19 (3.48%) spray
13 16 (2.93%) JSON
14 14 (2.56%) CSS
14 14 (2.56%) HTML
15 13 (2.38%) Guice
16 12 (2.20%) ActiveMQ
16 12 (2.20%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.44%) Public Cloud
2 44 (8.06%) Cloud Native
3 34 (6.23%) PKI
4 24 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (2.56%) CMDB
6 14 (2.56%) Data Structures
7 13 (2.38%) Clustering
7 13 (2.38%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.10%) Video\Live Streaming
11 5 (0.92%) Derivative
12 3 (0.55%) Legacy Systems
12 3 (0.55%) Video on Demand
13 2 (0.37%) Enterprise Cloud
13 2 (0.37%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.37%) Legacy Applications
13 2 (0.37%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 179 (32.78%) Linux
2 42 (7.69%) Unix
3 30 (5.49%) CentOS
4 26 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (3.11%) Ubuntu
6 12 (2.20%) Windows
7 9 (1.65%) Debian
8 3 (0.55%) VMS
8 3 (0.55%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.37%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.18%) Alpine Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (50.73%) DevOps
2 165 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (27.47%) Microservices
4 147 (26.92%) Infrastructure as Code
5 100 (18.32%) TDD
6 92 (16.85%) Software Engineering
7 82 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
8 80 (14.65%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 69 (12.64%) Configuration Management
10 66 (12.09%) Software Delivery
11 61 (11.17%) BDD
12 56 (10.26%) Scrum
13 50 (9.16%) Unit Testing
14 48 (8.79%) Pair Programming
15 44 (8.06%) Observability
15 44 (8.06%) Open Source
16 42 (7.69%) High Availability
17 40 (7.33%) Continuous Delivery
17 40 (7.33%) Test Automation
18 39 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 176 (32.23%) Python
2 156 (28.57%) Java
3 91 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 70 (12.82%) Go
5 69 (12.64%) SQL
6 56 (10.26%) JavaScript
7 54 (9.89%) C#
8 40 (7.33%) Scala
9 37 (6.78%) Groovy
10 31 (5.68%) Ruby
11 21 (3.85%) PowerShell
12 15 (2.75%) Perl
13 13 (2.38%) PHP
13 13 (2.38%) Shell Script
14 12 (2.20%) TypeScript
14 12 (2.20%) VB
15 6 (1.10%) Java 8
16 5 (0.92%) Kotlin
16 5 (0.92%) Rust
17 4 (0.73%) C++
Qualifications
1 92 (16.85%) Security Cleared
2 48 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.93%) Degree
4 9 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.92%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.55%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.55%) CCNP
7 3 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.37%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.75%) QA
2 14 (2.56%) SLA
3 8 (1.47%) NCSC
4 5 (0.92%) OASIS TOSCA
5 4 (0.73%) GDPR
6 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
System Software
1 334 (61.17%) Docker
2 28 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.66%) NFS
4 19 (3.48%) Active Directory
5 11 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.10%) LXC
6 6 (1.10%) vCloud
7 5 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.92%) HDFS
7 5 (0.92%) KVM
7 5 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.73%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.73%) vSphere
9 3 (0.55%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 2 (0.37%) Ceph
10 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.18%) Postfix
11 1 (0.18%) Varnish
11 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 369 (67.58%) Grafana
2 352 (64.47%) Kubernetes
3 287 (52.56%) Terraform
4 181 (33.15%) Ansible
5 73 (13.37%) Kibana
6 53 (9.71%) Istio
7 43 (7.88%) Puppet
8 41 (7.51%) Nagios
9 39 (7.14%) Rancher
10 38 (6.96%) Consul
11 36 (6.59%) ZABBIX
12 32 (5.86%) Packer
13 28 (5.13%) Fluentd
14 25 (4.58%) Opscode Chef
15 19 (3.48%) logstash
16 18 (3.30%) Icinga
17 15 (2.75%) Docker Swarm
17 15 (2.75%) HAProxy
18 13 (2.38%) Argo
19 12 (2.20%) Graphite
Vendors
1 102 (18.68%) Splunk
2 40 (7.33%) Atlassian
2 40 (7.33%) VMware
3 37 (6.78%) Red Hat
4 31 (5.68%) Oracle
5 30 (5.49%) Dynatrace
6 28 (5.13%) Google
6 28 (5.13%) New Relic
7 24 (4.40%) AppDynamics
8 19 (3.48%) Microsoft
9 17 (3.11%) Citrix
10 14 (2.56%) SAP
10 14 (2.56%) TOWER Software
11 13 (2.38%) MuleSoft
12 12 (2.20%) Cisco
12 12 (2.20%) PagerDuty
13 9 (1.65%) Spiceworks
14 7 (1.28%) IBM
14 7 (1.28%) Informatica
14 7 (1.28%) Mirantis