Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 659 759 852
Rank change year-on-year +100 +93 -
Contract jobs citing Prometheus 235 107 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.11% 0.038%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.69% 0.95% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 81 31
UK median daily rate £525 £518 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -5.91% -
10th Percentile £375 £410 £463
90th Percentile £625 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £496 £465 £588
% change year-on-year +6.56% -20.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.14% - -
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 13,866 11,210 12,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 11.44% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,319 7,426 7,919
UK median daily rate £488 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% +8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.64% +6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 262 282
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £23.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -24.31% +18.90%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.44 £26.58
% change year-on-year +0.36% -34.38% +31.66%

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 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Prometheus in the UK

Prometheus
Top 13 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 23 September 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 +127 226 £525 - 60
London +81 164 £525 - 43
UK excluding London +19 69 £496 +6.56% 19
North of England +2 38 £475 +4.17% 8
Yorkshire -11 19 £525 +15.13% 4
North West - 17 £450 - 4
South East -17 11 £475 -2.06% 1
Scotland -1 9 £475 +18.75% 1
East of England - 6 £525 - 6
South West - 4 £500 - 1
North East - 2 £525 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 185 (78.72%) Docker
2 163 (69.36%) DevOps
3 153 (65.11%) Python
4 143 (60.85%) Linux
5 138 (58.72%) Kubernetes
6 136 (57.87%) Jenkins
7 134 (57.02%) Amazon AWS
8 130 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
9 123 (52.34%) Grafana
10 100 (42.55%) MongoDB
11 83 (35.32%) Go
12 73 (31.06%) Bash Shell
12 73 (31.06%) Git (software)
13 69 (29.36%) Ansible
14 68 (28.94%) GitHub
15 67 (28.51%) Terraform
16 65 (27.66%) CentOS
17 63 (26.81%) Puppet
18 62 (26.38%) MySQL
18 62 (26.38%) Elastic Stack
19 60 (25.53%) Nagios
20 57 (24.26%) Kafka
21 55 (23.40%) Java
22 53 (22.55%) Red Hat
22 53 (22.55%) Apache Cassandra
23 52 (22.13%) Ruby
24 51 (21.70%) Ubuntu
24 51 (21.70%) GitLab
25 50 (21.28%) Microservices
26 46 (19.57%) Icinga

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 27 (11.49%) Elasticsearch
2 26 (11.06%) nginx
3 23 (9.79%) Apache
4 14 (5.96%) Apache Solr
5 13 (5.53%) OpenStack
6 10 (4.26%) Confluence
7 8 (3.40%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.13%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.28%) SAS
10 2 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.85%) JBoss
11 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.43%) IIS
11 1 (0.43%) IPython
11 1 (0.43%) Jupyter
Applications
1 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 134 (57.02%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (28.94%) GitHub
3 36 (15.32%) Amazon S3
4 30 (12.77%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (11.91%) Amazon ELB
6 26 (11.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 22 (9.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (9.36%) Route 53
8 17 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (5.11%) Slack
10 11 (4.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 10 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (3.40%) OpenShift
12 8 (3.40%) Quay.io
13 6 (2.55%) IaaS
14 5 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (2.13%) PaaS
15 4 (1.70%) SaaS
15 4 (1.70%) Serverless
16 3 (1.28%) Runscope
Communications & Networking
1 40 (17.02%) HTTP
2 19 (8.09%) TCP/IP
3 17 (7.23%) DNS
4 11 (4.68%) SSL
5 10 (4.26%) Firewall
6 6 (2.55%) DSL
6 6 (2.55%) OpenVPN
7 5 (2.13%) VPN
8 4 (1.70%) BGP
8 4 (1.70%) Calico
8 4 (1.70%) OSPF
8 4 (1.70%) SNMP
9 3 (1.28%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.28%) IPFIX
9 3 (1.28%) Junos
9 3 (1.28%) LAN
9 3 (1.28%) MPLS
9 3 (1.28%) MRTG
9 3 (1.28%) TACACS
9 3 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (42.55%) MongoDB
2 62 (26.38%) MySQL
3 53 (22.55%) Apache Cassandra
4 39 (16.60%) NoSQL
5 28 (11.91%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (8.51%) Big Data
7 17 (7.23%) InfluxDB
8 16 (6.81%) Redis
9 12 (5.11%) Relational Database
10 10 (4.26%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (2.98%) Hadoop
12 5 (2.13%) Apache Hive
12 5 (2.13%) Blockchain
13 4 (1.70%) SQL Server
14 3 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (1.28%) Flink
14 3 (1.28%) MariaDB
14 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database
14 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (1.28%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 136 (57.87%) Jenkins
2 73 (31.06%) Git (software)
3 51 (21.70%) GitLab
4 31 (13.19%) JIRA
5 25 (10.64%) JUnit
5 25 (10.64%) SonarQube
6 24 (10.21%) Artifactory
7 20 (8.51%) JMeter
8 17 (7.23%) Mockito
9 16 (6.81%) Bitbucket
10 14 (5.96%) Gatling
10 14 (5.96%) Gradle
11 10 (4.26%) LoadRunner
11 10 (4.26%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (3.40%) Cucumber
13 5 (2.13%) Subversion
14 4 (1.70%) FishEye
14 4 (1.70%) Maven
15 3 (1.28%) Robot Framework
16 2 (0.85%) NeoLoad
General
1 8 (3.40%) Retail
2 6 (2.55%) Games
3 5 (2.13%) Finance
3 5 (2.13%) Publishing
4 4 (1.70%) Banking
5 2 (0.85%) Wholesale Banking
6 1 (0.43%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (48.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 41 (17.45%) Developer
3 24 (10.21%) Java Developer
4 13 (5.53%) Senior DevOps
4 13 (5.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 11 (4.68%) Analyst
6 10 (4.26%) Data Engineer
7 9 (3.83%) AWS DevOps
7 9 (3.83%) Lead DevOps
8 8 (3.40%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (3.40%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 7 (2.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 7 (2.98%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (2.98%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 7 (2.98%) Tester
10 6 (2.55%) Administrator
10 6 (2.55%) Business Analyst
10 6 (2.55%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (2.55%) LoadRunner Tester
10 6 (2.55%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (26.38%) Elastic Stack
2 57 (24.26%) Kafka
3 25 (10.64%) Web Services
4 24 (10.21%) Spring
5 22 (9.36%) RESTful
6 19 (8.09%) ActiveMQ
7 17 (7.23%) REST
8 16 (6.81%) React
9 15 (6.38%) RabbitMQ
10 14 (5.96%) Dropwizard
11 13 (5.53%) Guice
12 8 (3.40%) LDAP
12 8 (3.40%) Node.js
13 7 (2.98%) XML
14 6 (2.55%) GraphQL
14 6 (2.55%) JSON
14 6 (2.55%) SOAP
14 6 (2.55%) XML-RPC
15 5 (2.13%) Flask
15 5 (2.13%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.60%) Device Driver
2 16 (6.81%) Linux Command Line
3 15 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.96%) Clustering
5 13 (5.53%) Replication
6 10 (4.26%) Data Centre
6 10 (4.26%) Fintech
6 10 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (3.40%) User Experience
8 6 (2.55%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.70%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.28%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.28%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.28%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.85%) Blog
11 2 (0.85%) NHS
11 2 (0.85%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.43%) Mashup
Operating Systems
1 143 (60.85%) Linux
2 65 (27.66%) CentOS
3 51 (21.70%) Ubuntu
4 40 (17.02%) Unix
5 30 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (6.81%) CoreOS
6 16 (6.81%) Windows
7 12 (5.11%) Solaris
8 5 (2.13%) Windows Server
9 4 (1.70%) Debian
9 4 (1.70%) Mesosphere
10 2 (0.85%) DC/OS
10 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (69.36%) DevOps
2 130 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (21.28%) Microservices
4 45 (19.15%) High Availability
5 42 (17.87%) Immutable Infrastructure
6 41 (17.45%) Scrum
7 40 (17.02%) Continuous Delivery
7 40 (17.02%) Test Automation
8 39 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (15.32%) Configuration Management
10 33 (14.04%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 28 (11.91%) Open Source
12 27 (11.49%) TDD
13 25 (10.64%) Software Engineering
14 21 (8.94%) Migration
15 20 (8.51%) Infrastructure Monitoring
16 17 (7.23%) Pair Programming
17 16 (6.81%) Analytics
17 16 (6.81%) Mentoring
17 16 (6.81%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 153 (65.11%) Python
2 83 (35.32%) Go
3 73 (31.06%) Bash Shell
4 55 (23.40%) Java
5 52 (22.13%) Ruby
6 40 (17.02%) SQL
7 24 (10.21%) JavaScript
8 20 (8.51%) Java 8
9 18 (7.66%) Scala
10 17 (7.23%) Groovy
11 16 (6.81%) PHP
12 12 (5.11%) Shell Script
13 10 (4.26%) Perl
14 5 (2.13%) R
15 3 (1.28%) Bourne shell
16 2 (0.85%) C++
16 2 (0.85%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.85%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.85%) XPath
17 1 (0.43%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.11%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.55%) Degree
4 2 (0.85%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.43%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.53%) QA
2 5 (2.13%) GDPR
3 3 (1.28%) PMO
System Software
1 185 (78.72%) Docker
2 14 (5.96%) Ceph
3 13 (5.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (5.11%) flannel
5 10 (4.26%) etcd
5 10 (4.26%) GlusterFS
5 10 (4.26%) SkyDNS
6 8 (3.40%) KVM
7 3 (1.28%) Squid
7 3 (1.28%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.28%) Xen
8 2 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.43%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 138 (58.72%) Kubernetes
2 123 (52.34%) Grafana
3 69 (29.36%) Ansible
4 67 (28.51%) Terraform
5 63 (26.81%) Puppet
6 60 (25.53%) Nagios
7 46 (19.57%) Icinga
8 30 (12.77%) Packer
9 26 (11.06%) Kibana
10 22 (9.36%) Opscode Chef
10 22 (9.36%) Rancher
11 21 (8.94%) Graphite
12 19 (8.09%) HAProxy
12 19 (8.09%) ZABBIX
13 17 (7.23%) Sysdig
14 15 (6.38%) logstash
15 14 (5.96%) rkt
16 12 (5.11%) Galera Cluster
17 11 (4.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 11 (4.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 53 (22.55%) Red Hat
2 44 (18.72%) Google
3 23 (9.79%) Black Duck
4 22 (9.36%) VMware
5 19 (8.09%) Splunk
6 16 (6.81%) AppDynamics
7 14 (5.96%) Tableau
8 13 (5.53%) New Relic
9 11 (4.68%) Dynatrace
9 11 (4.68%) Microsoft
10 10 (4.26%) Alteryx
10 10 (4.26%) SOASTA, Inc
11 8 (3.40%) Atlassian
12 7 (2.98%) Oracle
13 5 (2.13%) SaltStack
14 4 (1.70%) BMC
14 4 (1.70%) Hortonworks
14 4 (1.70%) HP
14 4 (1.70%) ServiceNow
15 3 (1.28%) Ericsson