Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 561 620 745
Rank change year-on-year +59 +125 +45
Contract jobs citing Prometheus 130 265 148
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.48% 1.86% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 198 97
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £423 £425 £425
90th Percentile £693 £670 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £545 £550 £463
% change year-on-year -0.91% +18.92% +32.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
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 8,771 14,257 12,928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.48% 14.73% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,724 9,506 8,671
Median daily rate £500 £500 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.63% +7.22%
10th Percentile £263 £310 £273
90th Percentile £663 £669 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 344 284
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -13.58%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.61
90th Percentile £48.15 £49.85 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.73
% change year-on-year +2.86% +11.25% -18.29%

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 +75 125 £550 - 48
London +74 67 £550 +2.33% 30
UK excluding London +93 55 £545 -0.91% 21
North of England +45 35 £550 - 6
Yorkshire +63 19 £526 -4.32% 1
North West +26 14 £550 -4.35% 5
Work from Home +13 9 £544 +3.62% 5
South East +113 6 £425 -5.56% 4
West Midlands +66 4 £350 -31.37% 2
Midlands +61 4 £350 -31.37% 2
Wales +30 4 £500 -2.91% 3
South West +25 3 £633 +20.48%
East of England +27 2 £280 -34.12% 6
North East +25 2 - -
Scotland +17 1 £575 +4.55%

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 93 (71.54%) AWS
2 91 (70.00%) Kubernetes
3 90 (69.23%) DevOps
4 89 (68.46%) Docker
5 76 (58.46%) Grafana
6 75 (57.69%) Linux
7 74 (56.92%) Terraform
8 70 (53.85%) Jenkins
9 65 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
10 58 (44.62%) Python
10 58 (44.62%) Ansible
11 54 (41.54%) Infrastructure as Code
12 53 (40.77%) Azure
13 52 (40.00%) Java
14 49 (37.69%) Git (software)
14 49 (37.69%) Microservices
15 45 (34.62%) GCP
16 41 (31.54%) Elastic Stack
17 40 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
18 36 (27.69%) Software Engineering
19 31 (23.85%) GitHub
20 29 (22.31%) Elasticsearch
20 29 (22.31%) Bash Shell
21 28 (21.54%) Go
21 28 (21.54%) Puppet
22 27 (20.77%) Continuous Delivery
23 26 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 24 (18.46%) Security Cleared
24 24 (18.46%) Opscode Chef
25 23 (17.69%) Finance

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 29 (22.31%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (6.15%) Apache Spark
2 8 (6.15%) nginx
3 5 (3.85%) Confluence
3 5 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.31%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.77%) Camunda
5 1 (0.77%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 93 (71.54%) AWS
2 53 (40.77%) Azure
3 45 (34.62%) GCP
4 31 (23.85%) GitHub
5 20 (15.38%) AWS CloudFormation
6 19 (14.62%) Amazon S3
7 16 (12.31%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (12.31%) PaaS
8 15 (11.54%) Amazon EKS
8 15 (11.54%) Route 53
9 13 (10.00%) OpenShift
10 11 (8.46%) Amazon ELB
10 11 (8.46%) Amazon SQS
11 10 (7.69%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (7.69%) Serverless
12 7 (5.38%) Datadog
12 7 (5.38%) SaaS
13 6 (4.62%) Amazon ECS
13 6 (4.62%) CloudFront
14 5 (3.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.85%) Firewall
2 15 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 14 (10.77%) HTTP
3 14 (10.77%) SSL
4 11 (8.46%) DNS
5 9 (6.92%) VPN
6 7 (5.38%) DHCP
6 7 (5.38%) HTTPS
7 5 (3.85%) LAN
7 5 (3.85%) WAN
8 2 (1.54%) BGP
8 2 (1.54%) FTP
8 2 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.54%) IPsec
8 2 (1.54%) MQTT
8 2 (1.54%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (1.54%) SNMP
8 2 (1.54%) SSH
8 2 (1.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (11.54%) Redis
3 11 (8.46%) NoSQL
4 9 (6.92%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (6.15%) MongoDB
5 8 (6.15%) MySQL
6 6 (4.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (3.85%) SQL Server
8 4 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (3.08%) Big Data
8 4 (3.08%) Hadoop
8 4 (3.08%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.31%) Data Lake
9 3 (2.31%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.54%) Amazon Athena
10 2 (1.54%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.54%) DB2
10 2 (1.54%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 70 (53.85%) Jenkins
2 49 (37.69%) Git (software)
3 17 (13.08%) GitLab
4 13 (10.00%) Maven
5 11 (8.46%) CircleCI
6 10 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (7.69%) SonarQube
7 9 (6.92%) AppScan
7 9 (6.92%) Artifactory
8 8 (6.15%) Gradle
9 7 (5.38%) JIRA
10 6 (4.62%) JUnit
10 6 (4.62%) Vagrant
11 5 (3.85%) Cucumber
11 5 (3.85%) JMeter
11 5 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (3.85%) TeamCity
12 3 (2.31%) Apache Archiva
12 3 (2.31%) Travis CI
12 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (17.69%) Finance
2 21 (16.15%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.08%) Banking
4 3 (2.31%) Automotive
4 3 (2.31%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.54%) Advertising
6 1 (0.77%) Electronics
6 1 (0.77%) Games
6 1 (0.77%) Marketing
6 1 (0.77%) Retail
6 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (41.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (13.85%) Senior DevOps
3 17 (13.08%) Developer
4 13 (10.00%) Consultant
4 13 (10.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 12 (9.23%) Java Developer
6 11 (8.46%) Cloud Engineer
6 11 (8.46%) DevOps Consultant
7 10 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
7 10 (7.69%) Software Engineer
8 9 (6.92%) Site Engineer
8 9 (6.92%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 8 (6.15%) AWS DevOps
10 7 (5.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 7 (5.38%) AWS Engineer
10 7 (5.38%) Security Engineer
11 6 (4.62%) Applications Engineer
12 5 (3.85%) DevSecOps Engineer
12 5 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
12 5 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (31.54%) Elastic Stack
2 22 (16.92%) Kafka
3 14 (10.77%) .NET
4 13 (10.00%) RESTful
5 12 (9.23%) Node.js
6 9 (6.92%) Spring
7 8 (6.15%) Middleware
8 7 (5.38%) JAAS
8 7 (5.38%) Spring Security
9 6 (4.62%) Guice
9 6 (4.62%) LDAP
9 6 (4.62%) OAuth
10 5 (3.85%) Apache Camel
10 5 (3.85%) Hibernate
10 5 (3.85%) LEMP Stack
10 5 (3.85%) OAuth2
10 5 (3.85%) OpenID
10 5 (3.85%) REST
10 5 (3.85%) TIBCO EMS
10 5 (3.85%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.23%) Public Cloud
2 8 (6.15%) Cloud Native
3 4 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.31%) NHS
5 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.54%) Wiki
6 1 (0.77%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.77%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.77%) User Experience
6 1 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 75 (57.69%) Linux
2 26 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (15.38%) Windows
4 19 (14.62%) CentOS
5 14 (10.77%) Unix
6 10 (7.69%) Ubuntu
7 8 (6.15%) CoreOS
8 5 (3.85%) Solaris
8 5 (3.85%) Windows Server
9 3 (2.31%) Debian
10 2 (1.54%) Android
10 2 (1.54%) DC/OS
10 2 (1.54%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.54%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (69.23%) DevOps
2 65 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (41.54%) Infrastructure as Code
4 49 (37.69%) Microservices
5 40 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (27.69%) Software Engineering
7 27 (20.77%) Continuous Delivery
8 23 (17.69%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 20 (15.38%) Configuration Management
10 17 (13.08%) Test Automation
11 16 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (11.54%) High Availability
12 15 (11.54%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 15 (11.54%) Scrum
13 14 (10.77%) Task Automation
14 12 (9.23%) Open Source
15 9 (6.92%) Deployment Automation
15 9 (6.92%) DevSecOps
15 9 (6.92%) Information Security
15 9 (6.92%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 58 (44.62%) Python
2 52 (40.00%) Java
3 29 (22.31%) Bash Shell
4 28 (21.54%) Go
5 19 (14.62%) SQL
6 17 (13.08%) PowerShell
7 14 (10.77%) Kotlin
8 12 (9.23%) Ruby
9 10 (7.69%) JavaScript
10 9 (6.92%) Java 8
11 7 (5.38%) Scala
12 5 (3.85%) C#
13 2 (1.54%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.54%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.54%) Perl
13 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.77%) C++
14 1 (0.77%) PHP
14 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.77%) Rust
Qualifications
1 24 (18.46%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.23%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.31%) Degree
3 3 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.54%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.77%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) QA
2 2 (1.54%) SLA
3 1 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 89 (68.46%) Docker
2 8 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.54%) VirtualBox
5 2 (1.54%) vSphere
6 1 (0.77%) KVM
6 1 (0.77%) NFS
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.77%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 91 (70.00%) Kubernetes
2 76 (58.46%) Grafana
3 74 (56.92%) Terraform
4 58 (44.62%) Ansible
5 28 (21.54%) Puppet
6 24 (18.46%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (14.62%) Kibana
8 15 (11.54%) Nagios
9 13 (10.00%) Packer
10 8 (6.15%) Rancher
11 7 (5.38%) Zipkin
12 5 (3.85%) Salt
13 4 (3.08%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (3.08%) logstash
14 3 (2.31%) Graphite
14 3 (2.31%) Opsgenie
14 3 (2.31%) Rsyslog
15 2 (1.54%) ZABBIX
16 1 (0.77%) Fluentd
Vendors
1 18 (13.85%) Splunk
2 17 (13.08%) Red Hat
3 10 (7.69%) VMware
4 7 (5.38%) Lets Encrypt
5 6 (4.62%) Oracle
6 5 (3.85%) IBM
6 5 (3.85%) TIBCO
7 4 (3.08%) Black Duck
7 4 (3.08%) Google
8 3 (2.31%) Hortonworks
8 3 (2.31%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.31%) SAP
9 2 (1.54%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.54%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.54%) Dell
9 2 (1.54%) EMC
9 2 (1.54%) SaltStack
9 2 (1.54%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.77%) AlienVault
10 1 (0.77%) New Relic