Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 400 469 614
Rank change year-on-year +69 +145 +119
Contract jobs citing Prometheus 343 126 238
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.35% 2.00% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 85 180
10th Percentile £420 £413 £450
25th Percentile £484 £461 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £600 £625 £613
90th Percentile £650 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £510 £550
% change year-on-year -1.96% -7.27% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £52.56 - -
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 10,235 6,285 13,522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.00% 15.17% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,227 4,380 9,149
10th Percentile £350 £302 £304
25th Percentile £425 £407 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 154 320
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.19 £14.56 £14.00
Median hourly rate £39.50 £20.00 £19.25
Median % change year-on-year +97.50% +3.90% +1.32%
75th Percentile £51.00 £35.00 £35.19
90th Percentile £63.90 £49.76 £47.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.21 £19.50 £17.06
% change year-on-year +19.03% +14.30% -2.51%

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 25 June 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
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 25 June 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 +48 289 £550 +4.76% 124
London -6 156 £550 -3.17% 73
Work from Home -160 132 £540 +1.60% 19
UK excluding London +50 103 £500 -1.96% 51
North of England +7 28 £500 -9.09% 22
North West +12 24 £500 -9.09% 10
East of England +19 22 £575 - 3
Midlands +2 20 £540 +54.29% 10
South East -3 17 £394 -22.79% 12
West Midlands -4 16 £540 +54.29% 8
South West +19 9 £488 - 3
Scotland - 5 £550 - 1
Yorkshire +6 3 - - 7
East Midlands - 3 £525 - 2
Wales -1 2 £340 -32.00%
North East +8 1 £463 -6.57% 5

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 262 (76.38%) Grafana
2 222 (64.72%) Kubernetes
3 218 (63.56%) Docker
4 167 (48.69%) DevOps
5 165 (48.10%) AWS
6 144 (41.98%) Terraform
7 133 (38.78%) Jenkins
7 133 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
8 132 (38.48%) Python
9 120 (34.99%) Microservices
10 116 (33.82%) Java
11 109 (31.78%) Ansible
11 109 (31.78%) Infrastructure as Code
12 102 (29.74%) Linux
13 97 (28.28%) Azure
14 85 (24.78%) TDD
15 82 (23.91%) Elastic Stack
16 81 (23.62%) Security Cleared
17 77 (22.45%) Git (software)
18 75 (21.87%) Splunk
19 62 (18.08%) .NET
20 61 (17.78%) Configuration Management
20 61 (17.78%) Cloud Native
21 60 (17.49%) Bash Shell
22 56 (16.33%) Public Sector
23 55 (16.03%) GCP
24 54 (15.74%) Scrum
24 54 (15.74%) Software Engineering
25 51 (14.87%) Open Source
26 50 (14.58%) JIRA

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 44 (12.83%) Confluence
2 36 (10.50%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (7.87%) OpenStack
4 24 (7.00%) Apache
5 14 (4.08%) Apache Airflow
5 14 (4.08%) Apache Spark
6 10 (2.92%) nginx
7 2 (0.58%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.58%) Drupal
7 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.58%) Traefik
8 1 (0.29%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.29%) Jetty
8 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.33%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 165 (48.10%) AWS
2 97 (28.28%) Azure
3 55 (16.03%) GCP
4 28 (8.16%) Amazon EKS
5 23 (6.71%) Datadog
6 22 (6.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 21 (6.12%) OpenShift
8 19 (5.54%) GitHub
9 18 (5.25%) IaaS
10 17 (4.96%) Amazon S3
11 16 (4.66%) PaaS
11 16 (4.66%) Slack
12 15 (4.37%) Amazon SQS
13 14 (4.08%) Amazon ECS
13 14 (4.08%) AWS Step Functions
14 13 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
15 11 (3.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 11 (3.21%) Route 53
16 9 (2.62%) Amazon EMR
17 7 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.00%) 3GPP
1 24 (7.00%) SGSN
1 24 (7.00%) Software-Defined Networking
2 11 (3.21%) DNS
3 10 (2.92%) VPN
4 5 (1.46%) SNMP
5 4 (1.17%) DSL
5 4 (1.17%) Firewall
5 4 (1.17%) HTTP
6 3 (0.87%) SSL
7 2 (0.58%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.58%) Internet
7 2 (0.58%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.58%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.29%) AMQP
8 1 (0.29%) FCAPS
8 1 (0.29%) LAN
8 1 (0.29%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.29%) WAN
8 1 (0.29%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.66%) NoSQL
2 37 (10.79%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (7.58%) Hadoop
4 20 (5.83%) Apache Cassandra
5 19 (5.54%) Redis
6 18 (5.25%) Amazon RDS
6 18 (5.25%) SQL Server
7 15 (4.37%) Amazon Redshift
7 15 (4.37%) Relational Database
8 14 (4.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (2.33%) MySQL
9 8 (2.33%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.75%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.46%) Big Data
12 3 (0.87%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.87%) Event Store
12 3 (0.87%) InfluxDB
13 2 (0.58%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.58%) HBase
13 2 (0.58%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 133 (38.78%) Jenkins
2 77 (22.45%) Git (software)
3 50 (14.58%) JIRA
4 43 (12.54%) GitLab
5 28 (8.16%) SonarQube
5 28 (8.16%) Sonatype Nexus
6 26 (7.58%) Gradle
6 26 (7.58%) Maven
7 25 (7.29%) Artifactory
8 18 (5.25%) Gatling
9 14 (4.08%) Bitbucket
10 12 (3.50%) Mockito
11 8 (2.33%) RStudio
12 6 (1.75%) JUnit
13 5 (1.46%) CircleCI
13 5 (1.46%) TeamCity
14 4 (1.17%) Gerrit
14 4 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (1.17%) Travis CI
14 4 (1.17%) Vagrant
General
1 56 (16.33%) Public Sector
2 49 (14.29%) Finance
3 41 (11.95%) Telecoms
4 35 (10.20%) Social Skills
5 31 (9.04%) Marketing
6 21 (6.12%) Electronics
6 21 (6.12%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.75%) Banking
7 6 (1.75%) iGaming
8 5 (1.46%) Advertising
9 3 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (0.87%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) Danish Language
10 1 (0.29%) Front Office
10 1 (0.29%) Games
10 1 (0.29%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 109 (31.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 86 (25.07%) Developer
3 29 (8.45%) Cloud Engineer
3 29 (8.45%) Java Developer
4 22 (6.41%) .NET Developer
5 21 (6.12%) Senior DevOps
5 21 (6.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 20 (5.83%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 20 (5.83%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 19 (5.54%) AWS Engineer
7 19 (5.54%) C# Developer
7 19 (5.54%) Consultant
7 19 (5.54%) Scala Developer
8 17 (4.96%) Site Engineer
9 15 (4.37%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (4.37%) DevOps Consultant
9 15 (4.37%) Platform Engineer
10 11 (3.21%) Architect
10 11 (3.21%) Technical Leader
11 10 (2.92%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (23.91%) Elastic Stack
2 62 (18.08%) .NET
3 42 (12.24%) Kafka
4 30 (8.75%) JSON
4 30 (8.75%) REST
4 30 (8.75%) Spring
5 27 (7.87%) XML
6 26 (7.58%) YAML
7 25 (7.29%) RESTful
8 24 (7.00%) Spine.js
9 21 (6.12%) .NET Core
10 20 (5.83%) Spring Boot
10 20 (5.83%) Web Services
11 17 (4.96%) GraphQL
12 16 (4.66%) ActiveMQ
12 16 (4.66%) Hibernate
12 16 (4.66%) JPA
12 16 (4.66%) Swagger
13 14 (4.08%) Apache Beam
14 13 (3.79%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 61 (17.78%) Cloud Native
2 29 (8.45%) Public Cloud
3 28 (8.16%) Data Centre
4 24 (7.00%) Derivative
5 18 (5.25%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (5.25%) Management Information System
6 15 (4.37%) CMDB
6 15 (4.37%) Data Structures
7 13 (3.79%) PKI
8 6 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.17%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.17%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.87%) Replication
11 2 (0.58%) Media Streaming
11 2 (0.58%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.58%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.58%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 102 (29.74%) Linux
2 33 (9.62%) Unix
3 25 (7.29%) CentOS
4 13 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.33%) Windows
6 4 (1.17%) Alpine Linux
6 4 (1.17%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.87%) Debian
7 3 (0.87%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.29%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.29%) DC/OS
8 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.29%) VMS
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (48.69%) DevOps
2 133 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (34.99%) Microservices
4 109 (31.78%) Infrastructure as Code
5 85 (24.78%) TDD
6 61 (17.78%) Configuration Management
7 54 (15.74%) Scrum
7 54 (15.74%) Software Engineering
8 51 (14.87%) Open Source
9 44 (12.83%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 43 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (11.66%) DevSecOps
12 37 (10.79%) Software Delivery
13 35 (10.20%) BDD
13 35 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
14 29 (8.45%) Visualisation
15 28 (8.16%) Computer Science
15 28 (8.16%) High Availability
16 26 (7.58%) Analytics
16 26 (7.58%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 132 (38.48%) Python
2 116 (33.82%) Java
3 60 (17.49%) Bash Shell
4 44 (12.83%) C#
5 36 (10.50%) SQL
6 32 (9.33%) Go
7 26 (7.58%) Perl
7 26 (7.58%) Scala
8 22 (6.41%) Groovy
9 18 (5.25%) Ruby
10 16 (4.66%) JavaScript
11 13 (3.79%) Java 8
12 11 (3.21%) Kotlin
13 8 (2.33%) C++
13 8 (2.33%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.33%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.75%) PHP
15 4 (1.17%) C
15 4 (1.17%) Rust
16 3 (0.87%) AWK
Qualifications
1 81 (23.62%) Security Cleared
2 41 (11.95%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.37%) Degree
4 11 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (2.92%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.29%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.00%) OASIS TOSCA
2 20 (5.83%) QA
3 16 (4.66%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 218 (63.56%) Docker
2 30 (8.75%) KVM
3 26 (7.58%) VMware ESXi
4 25 (7.29%) LXC
5 4 (1.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.58%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.58%) GlusterFS
6 2 (0.58%) HDFS
6 2 (0.58%) Samba
6 2 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.29%) Ceph
7 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.29%) NFS
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.29%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 262 (76.38%) Grafana
2 222 (64.72%) Kubernetes
3 144 (41.98%) Terraform
4 109 (31.78%) Ansible
5 49 (14.29%) Kibana
6 33 (9.62%) Istio
7 31 (9.04%) Opscode Chef
8 29 (8.45%) Consul
8 29 (8.45%) Fluentd
8 29 (8.45%) Rancher
9 27 (7.87%) logstash
10 26 (7.58%) Nagios
11 25 (7.29%) Cloudify
11 25 (7.29%) Docker Swarm
12 24 (7.00%) Juju
12 24 (7.00%) ZABBIX
13 19 (5.54%) Puppet
14 14 (4.08%) Packer
15 12 (3.50%) MIIS
16 8 (2.33%) FreeIPA
Vendors
1 75 (21.87%) Splunk
2 40 (11.66%) Red Hat
3 30 (8.75%) New Relic
4 28 (8.16%) AppDynamics
5 25 (7.29%) Cisco
6 24 (7.00%) Atlassian
6 24 (7.00%) Ericsson
6 24 (7.00%) Juniper
6 24 (7.00%) Mirantis
7 23 (6.71%) Google
8 22 (6.41%) Oracle
9 21 (6.12%) SAP
10 17 (4.96%) ServiceNow
10 17 (4.96%) Spiceworks
11 15 (4.37%) Veracode
12 11 (3.21%) Dynatrace
13 10 (2.92%) Hortonworks
14 8 (2.33%) Microsoft
15 5 (1.46%) Dell
15 5 (1.46%) Informatica