Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 352 567 609
Rank change year-on-year +215 +42 +142
Contract jobs citing Prometheus 306 128 268
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.56% 1.48% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 90 196
10th Percentile £406 £419 £428
25th Percentile £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £600 £635 £613
90th Percentile £650 £689 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £545 £550
% change year-on-year -8.26% -0.91% +18.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 - -

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 8,587 8,660 14,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.33% 14.52% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,130 5,947 9,662
10th Percentile £325 £263 £313
25th Percentile £413 £395 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £588 £588
90th Percentile £675 £663 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 254 321
10th Percentile £14.03 £12.44 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.81 £14.31 £14.05
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% -2.70% +5.71%
75th Percentile £53.00 £26.75 £36.67
90th Percentile £62.93 £47.46 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.71% +0.03% +12.87%

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 11 April 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 11 April 2021.

Hourly 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 11 April 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 +178 237 £540 -1.82% 102
Work from Home -124 137 £525 -2.42% 30
London +83 127 £550 +0.46% 55
UK excluding London +108 74 £500 -8.26% 49
North of England +47 23 £500 -9.09% 20
North West +36 21 £500 -9.09% 10
South East +78 12 £475 +7.95% 8
East of England +53 11 £600 +114.29% 5
Midlands +34 11 £517 +47.71% 8
South West +69 8 £425 -34.62% 6
West Midlands +19 8 £540 +54.29% 8
Wales +21 6 £425 -15.00%
Scotland +6 3 £475 -17.39% 2
North East +31 2 £550 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £405 -

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 217 (70.92%) Grafana
2 188 (61.44%) DevOps
3 176 (57.52%) AWS
4 169 (55.23%) Docker
4 169 (55.23%) Kubernetes
5 160 (52.29%) Python
6 154 (50.33%) Terraform
7 150 (49.02%) Jenkins
8 139 (45.42%) Ansible
9 135 (44.12%) Linux
10 125 (40.85%) Microservices
11 119 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
12 107 (34.97%) Git (software)
12 107 (34.97%) Java
13 104 (33.99%) Infrastructure as Code
14 90 (29.41%) Azure
15 84 (27.45%) Splunk
16 81 (26.47%) Configuration Management
17 80 (26.14%) JIRA
18 77 (25.16%) Elastic Stack
19 73 (23.86%) GitLab
20 71 (23.20%) Finance
21 65 (21.24%) Bash Shell
22 64 (20.92%) Continuous Integration
23 60 (19.61%) Security Cleared
24 56 (18.30%) GCP
25 55 (17.97%) Continuous Delivery
26 53 (17.32%) Cloud Native
26 53 (17.32%) Public Sector
27 52 (16.99%) GitHub

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 48 (15.69%) Confluence
2 41 (13.40%) Apache
3 32 (10.46%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (6.54%) OpenStack
5 19 (6.21%) Cloud Foundry
6 15 (4.90%) Apache Airflow
7 9 (2.94%) nginx
8 6 (1.96%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.63%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.65%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.65%) Traefik
11 1 (0.33%) Drupal
11 1 (0.33%) Jetty
11 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPEL
11 1 (0.33%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 176 (57.52%) AWS
2 90 (29.41%) Azure
3 56 (18.30%) GCP
4 52 (16.99%) GitHub
5 34 (11.11%) Amazon EKS
6 22 (7.19%) PaaS
7 20 (6.54%) Amazon S3
8 18 (5.88%) Amazon SQS
9 16 (5.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (5.23%) Slack
10 15 (4.90%) OpenShift
10 15 (4.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 14 (4.58%) AWS Step Functions
11 14 (4.58%) Datadog
12 12 (3.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (2.94%) Amazon ECS
14 8 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (2.61%) AWS Direct Connect
15 7 (2.29%) IaaS
16 6 (1.96%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.23%) 3GPP
1 16 (5.23%) SGSN
1 16 (5.23%) Software-Defined Networking
2 12 (3.92%) VPN
3 10 (3.27%) DNS
4 8 (2.61%) Firewall
5 6 (1.96%) SNMP
6 4 (1.31%) DSL
6 4 (1.31%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (1.31%) tcpdump
6 4 (1.31%) VLAN
7 3 (0.98%) Network Security
7 3 (0.98%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.65%) HTTP
8 2 (0.65%) Internet
8 2 (0.65%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.33%) MQTT
9 1 (0.33%) Multicast
9 1 (0.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (15.03%) PostgreSQL
2 36 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 25 (8.17%) NoSQL
4 21 (6.86%) Relational Database
5 20 (6.54%) Hadoop
6 17 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
6 17 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 15 (4.90%) Amazon Redshift
7 15 (4.90%) Redis
8 14 (4.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 11 (3.59%) MySQL
10 8 (2.61%) Cosmos DB
10 8 (2.61%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (1.63%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.63%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.31%) InfluxDB
14 3 (0.98%) Big Data
15 2 (0.65%) TimescaleDB
16 1 (0.33%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 150 (49.02%) Jenkins
2 107 (34.97%) Git (software)
3 80 (26.14%) JIRA
4 73 (23.86%) GitLab
5 38 (12.42%) Artifactory
6 35 (11.44%) Bitbucket
7 30 (9.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 22 (7.19%) SonarQube
9 21 (6.86%) Vagrant
10 20 (6.54%) FishEye
11 18 (5.88%) ScriptRunner
12 17 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
13 15 (4.90%) Maven
14 14 (4.58%) Mockito
15 13 (4.25%) Gradle
16 12 (3.92%) Gatling
17 10 (3.27%) JUnit
18 9 (2.94%) RStudio
19 8 (2.61%) Gerrit
20 6 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 71 (23.20%) Finance
2 53 (17.32%) Public Sector
3 38 (12.42%) Telecoms
4 34 (11.11%) Marketing
5 28 (9.15%) Electronics
5 28 (9.15%) Manufacturing
6 13 (4.25%) Banking
7 6 (1.96%) iGaming
8 3 (0.98%) Back Office
8 3 (0.98%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Danish Language
9 1 (0.33%) Front Office
9 1 (0.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 119 (38.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 53 (17.32%) Developer
3 41 (13.40%) Cloud Engineer
4 29 (9.48%) Senior DevOps
5 27 (8.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 25 (8.17%) Java Developer
7 18 (5.88%) JIRA Engineer
8 16 (5.23%) Architect
8 16 (5.23%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 15 (4.90%) AWS Engineer
9 15 (4.90%) Scala Developer
10 13 (4.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 13 (4.25%) Azure Engineer
11 12 (3.92%) AWS Architect
12 11 (3.59%) AWS DevOps
12 11 (3.59%) Technical Leader
13 10 (3.27%) Linux Engineer
14 9 (2.94%) Azure DevOps
14 9 (2.94%) Consultant
14 9 (2.94%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (25.16%) Elastic Stack
2 49 (16.01%) Kafka
3 48 (15.69%) Spring
4 39 (12.75%) RESTful
5 38 (12.42%) Spring Boot
6 25 (8.17%) YAML
7 23 (7.52%) XML
8 22 (7.19%) .NET
9 21 (6.86%) JSON
10 20 (6.54%) REST
11 19 (6.21%) Hystrix
11 19 (6.21%) RxJava
12 18 (5.88%) Swagger
13 17 (5.56%) SAML
14 16 (5.23%) Spine.js
15 14 (4.58%) ActiveMQ
15 14 (4.58%) Apache Beam
15 14 (4.58%) Hibernate
15 14 (4.58%) JPA
16 12 (3.92%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 53 (17.32%) Cloud Native
2 20 (6.54%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.54%) Public Cloud
3 19 (6.21%) Mobile App
4 16 (5.23%) Derivative
4 16 (5.23%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.61%) Private Cloud
5 8 (2.61%) Virtual Team
6 7 (2.29%) PKI
7 6 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.31%) CMDB
10 3 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (0.98%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.98%) Replication
10 3 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.33%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.33%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.33%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 135 (44.12%) Linux
2 28 (9.15%) CentOS
3 25 (8.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (7.19%) Unix
5 21 (6.86%) Windows
6 11 (3.59%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.63%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.31%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.98%) Alpine Linux
9 3 (0.98%) Debian
10 2 (0.65%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.33%) Android
11 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.33%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.33%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.33%) VMS
11 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (61.44%) DevOps
2 125 (40.85%) Microservices
3 119 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (33.99%) Infrastructure as Code
5 81 (26.47%) Configuration Management
6 64 (20.92%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (17.97%) Continuous Delivery
8 48 (15.69%) Scrum
9 45 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
10 44 (14.38%) TDD
11 34 (11.11%) Visualisation
12 32 (10.46%) Open Source
12 32 (10.46%) Software Engineering
13 31 (10.13%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 28 (9.15%) Digital Marketing
14 28 (9.15%) Programme Management
14 28 (9.15%) SDLC
15 27 (8.82%) Continuous Deployment
15 27 (8.82%) DevSecOps
16 26 (8.50%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 160 (52.29%) Python
2 107 (34.97%) Java
3 65 (21.24%) Bash Shell
4 51 (16.67%) SQL
5 38 (12.42%) Perl
6 34 (11.11%) Go
7 31 (10.13%) Java 8
8 27 (8.82%) Kotlin
9 23 (7.52%) Scala
10 15 (4.90%) JavaScript
11 14 (4.58%) PowerShell
12 12 (3.92%) C#
12 12 (3.92%) Ruby
13 8 (2.61%) C++
13 8 (2.61%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.96%) C
14 6 (1.96%) Groovy
15 3 (0.98%) PHP
16 2 (0.65%) R
16 2 (0.65%) Rust
Qualifications
1 60 (19.61%) Security Cleared
2 40 (13.07%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.90%) Degree
4 9 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.63%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.98%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.33%) RHCE
8 1 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.23%) OASIS TOSCA
2 8 (2.61%) QA
3 6 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 169 (55.23%) Docker
2 22 (7.19%) KVM
3 19 (6.21%) GlusterFS
4 18 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (5.23%) LXC
6 8 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (1.96%) vSphere
8 3 (0.98%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.98%) Ceph
8 3 (0.98%) NFS
8 3 (0.98%) Samba
9 1 (0.33%) GPFS
9 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.33%) iptables
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 217 (70.92%) Grafana
2 169 (55.23%) Kubernetes
3 154 (50.33%) Terraform
4 139 (45.42%) Ansible
5 42 (13.73%) Kibana
5 42 (13.73%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (13.07%) Puppet
7 39 (12.75%) Istio
8 38 (12.42%) Consul
9 32 (10.46%) Rancher
10 31 (10.13%) logstash
11 29 (9.48%) Fluentd
12 23 (7.52%) Nagios
13 17 (5.56%) Docker Swarm
13 17 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
14 16 (5.23%) Cloudify
14 16 (5.23%) Juju
14 16 (5.23%) ZABBIX
15 11 (3.59%) Salt
16 8 (2.61%) Graylog
Vendors
1 84 (27.45%) Splunk
2 49 (16.01%) AppDynamics
3 34 (11.11%) Atlassian
4 33 (10.78%) Red Hat
5 28 (9.15%) SAP
6 20 (6.54%) Google
7 19 (6.21%) MuleSoft
8 18 (5.88%) ServiceNow
9 16 (5.23%) Cisco
9 16 (5.23%) Ericsson
9 16 (5.23%) Juniper
9 16 (5.23%) Mirantis
10 14 (4.58%) Microsoft
10 14 (4.58%) New Relic
10 14 (4.58%) Veracode
11 10 (3.27%) Hortonworks
11 10 (3.27%) VMware
12 8 (2.61%) Oracle
13 5 (1.63%) Dell
13 5 (1.63%) EMC