Period
to 19 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Rancher skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Rancher over the 6 months to 19 January 2022 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.

Rancher
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 697 550 702
Rank change year-on-year -147 +152 +47
Contract jobs citing Rancher 127 41 50
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.100% 0.070%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.89% 0.59% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 31 39
10th Percentile £406 £425 £406
25th Percentile £477 £478 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £600 £501
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +19.88% -9.00%
75th Percentile £600 - £638
90th Percentile £625 - £678
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +13.89% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
10th Percentile £58.50 - -
25th Percentile £60.00 - -
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
75th Percentile £70.00 - -
90th Percentile £71.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 - -

Rancher 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 14,273 6,933 10,536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.28% 16.88% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,283 4,886 7,264
10th Percentile £363 £313 £263
25th Percentile £463 £406 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £580 £588
90th Percentile £713 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 157 277
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.75
25th Percentile £15.81 £16.02 £14.25
Median hourly rate £21.43 £26.00 £18.25
Median % change year-on-year -17.60% +42.47% +4.29%
75th Percentile £49.06 £53.00 £28.75
90th Percentile £64.50 £63.25 £48.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.51 £23.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -21.23% +34.29% -

Rancher
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Rancher as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Rancher in the UK

Rancher
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Rancher.

Daily rate trend for Rancher in the UK

Rancher
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Rancher over the 6 months to 19 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Rancher in the UK

Rancher
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 Rancher within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -172 77 £540 -10.00% 26
UK excluding London -80 67 £513 +13.89% 19
Work from Home -140 37 £575 -4.17% 11
West Midlands -38 23 £484 +7.44% 4
Midlands -48 23 £484 +7.44% 5
London -177 22 £550 -8.33% 9
Scotland - 20 £500 - 1
South East - 16 £625 - 5
North of England -49 7 £525 - 1
North West -45 3 £470 -
North East - 3 £525 -
Yorkshire - 1 £525 - 1
East of England - 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Rancher 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 Rancher.

1 106 (83.46%) DevOps
2 104 (81.89%) Kubernetes
3 74 (58.27%) Docker
4 69 (54.33%) AWS
5 65 (51.18%) CI/CD
6 62 (48.82%) Terraform
7 60 (47.24%) Linux
8 53 (41.73%) Grafana
9 52 (40.94%) Jenkins
10 51 (40.16%) Python
11 46 (36.22%) GitHub
12 41 (32.28%) Azure
13 39 (30.71%) Java
14 37 (29.13%) Elastic Stack
15 31 (24.41%) Security Cleared
15 31 (24.41%) Prometheus
16 30 (23.62%) Consul
16 30 (23.62%) Packer
17 28 (22.05%) Software Engineering
18 27 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
18 27 (21.26%) Continuous Integration
19 26 (20.47%) Configuration Management
19 26 (20.47%) GitLab
19 26 (20.47%) Amazon S3
19 26 (20.47%) Splunk
20 25 (19.69%) Microservices
20 25 (19.69%) Docker Swarm
21 24 (18.90%) Continuous Delivery
21 24 (18.90%) JIRA
22 23 (18.11%) AWS CloudFormation

Rancher
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 21 (16.54%) Apache Airflow
2 12 (9.45%) Confluence
2 12 (9.45%) nginx
3 6 (4.72%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.15%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.15%) SAS
5 3 (2.36%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 69 (54.33%) AWS
2 46 (36.22%) GitHub
3 41 (32.28%) Azure
4 26 (20.47%) Amazon S3
5 23 (18.11%) AWS CloudFormation
6 12 (9.45%) Slack
7 11 (8.66%) GitHub Actions
8 10 (7.87%) Amazon EKS
9 7 (5.51%) GCP
10 5 (3.94%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (3.94%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (3.94%) AWS KMS
10 5 (3.94%) Route 53
10 5 (3.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (3.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (3.15%) Sauce Labs
11 4 (3.15%) Serverless
12 3 (2.36%) OpenShift
13 2 (1.57%) Amazon ECS
13 2 (1.57%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.51%) HTTP
2 4 (3.15%) Internet
2 4 (3.15%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (1.57%) DNS
3 2 (1.57%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.45%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (7.87%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.30%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.51%) RDBMS
5 6 (4.72%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (3.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (3.94%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.94%) MySQL
7 4 (3.15%) Big Data
8 3 (2.36%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.36%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.36%) HBase
9 2 (1.57%) RethinkDB
10 1 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 52 (40.94%) Jenkins
2 26 (20.47%) GitLab
3 24 (18.90%) JIRA
4 15 (11.81%) Sonatype Nexus
5 14 (11.02%) Git (software)
6 10 (7.87%) SonarQube
7 9 (7.09%) Artifactory
8 6 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.15%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.57%) CircleCI
10 2 (1.57%) Maven
11 1 (0.79%) Ant
11 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.79%) Gradle
11 1 (0.79%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.79%) JUnit
11 1 (0.79%) Mockito
11 1 (0.79%) MSTest
11 1 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.79%) Snyk
General
1 21 (16.54%) Finance
1 21 (16.54%) Social Skills
2 18 (14.17%) Public Sector
3 8 (6.30%) Marketing
4 6 (4.72%) Electronics
4 6 (4.72%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (40.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (19.69%) Java Engineer
3 20 (15.75%) Senior DevOps
3 20 (15.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 19 (14.96%) Platform Engineer
5 18 (14.17%) Senior Java Engineer
6 14 (11.02%) Software Engineer
7 13 (10.24%) Developer
8 11 (8.66%) Azure Engineer
8 11 (8.66%) Java Software Engineer
9 9 (7.09%) SQL Developer
10 8 (6.30%) Senior Java Software Engineer
10 8 (6.30%) Senior Software Engineer
10 8 (6.30%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 8 (6.30%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (5.51%) PL/SQL Developer
12 6 (4.72%) Applications Engineer
12 6 (4.72%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 6 (4.72%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 6 (4.72%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (29.13%) Elastic Stack
2 23 (18.11%) Kafka
3 13 (10.24%) Spring
3 13 (10.24%) Spring Boot
4 12 (9.45%) CSS
5 11 (8.66%) HTML
6 9 (7.09%) .NET
6 9 (7.09%) AngularJS
6 9 (7.09%) Node.js
7 8 (6.30%) React
8 6 (4.72%) .NET Framework
8 6 (4.72%) Grails
8 6 (4.72%) Swagger
9 5 (3.94%) WinForms
10 4 (3.15%) RESTful
11 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET
11 3 (2.36%) OOXML
11 3 (2.36%) REST
12 2 (1.57%) Sass
12 2 (1.57%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.54%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (4.72%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (3.15%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.36%) User Experience
5 2 (1.57%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.79%) Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 60 (47.24%) Linux
2 21 (16.54%) Windows
3 13 (10.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (8.66%) Windows Server
5 9 (7.09%) CentOS
6 3 (2.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (83.46%) DevOps
2 65 (51.18%) CI/CD
3 28 (22.05%) Software Engineering
4 27 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (21.26%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (20.47%) Configuration Management
6 25 (19.69%) Microservices
7 24 (18.90%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (11.81%) Infrastructure as Code
8 15 (11.81%) Scrum
9 11 (8.66%) Capacity Management
9 11 (8.66%) Runbook
10 9 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (7.09%) Commercial Awareness
11 8 (6.30%) Asset Management
11 8 (6.30%) Test Automation
12 7 (5.51%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (5.51%) Visualisation
13 6 (4.72%) Data Engineering
13 6 (4.72%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (40.16%) Python
2 39 (30.71%) Java
3 19 (14.96%) Groovy
4 15 (11.81%) SQL
5 14 (11.02%) Bash
6 12 (9.45%) JavaScript
7 10 (7.87%) C#
7 10 (7.87%) PL/SQL
8 6 (4.72%) Perl
9 5 (3.94%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.94%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.36%) Scala
10 3 (2.36%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.57%) C
12 1 (0.79%) Go
12 1 (0.79%) PHP
12 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (24.41%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.15%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 74 (58.27%) Docker
2 19 (14.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.15%) vCloud
5 3 (2.36%) HDFS
6 2 (1.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 104 (81.89%) Kubernetes
2 62 (48.82%) Terraform
3 53 (41.73%) Grafana
4 31 (24.41%) Prometheus
5 30 (23.62%) Consul
5 30 (23.62%) Packer
6 25 (19.69%) Docker Swarm
7 21 (16.54%) Bosun
8 16 (12.60%) Ansible
9 11 (8.66%) VictorOps
10 10 (7.87%) Puppet
11 9 (7.09%) Kibana
12 6 (4.72%) Istio
12 6 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (3.94%) Fluentd
13 5 (3.94%) logstash
14 4 (3.15%) vRealize
15 2 (1.57%) WSUS
15 2 (1.57%) yum
16 1 (0.79%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 26 (20.47%) Splunk
2 14 (11.02%) Oracle
3 11 (8.66%) Dynatrace
4 8 (6.30%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.51%) Atlassian
6 6 (4.72%) SAP
6 6 (4.72%) VMware
7 5 (3.94%) AppDynamics
7 5 (3.94%) Black Duck
7 5 (3.94%) Checkmarx
7 5 (3.94%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.15%) Hortonworks
8 4 (3.15%) SaltStack
9 3 (2.36%) Informatica
10 2 (1.57%) Cognos
10 2 (1.57%) Google
10 2 (1.57%) New Relic
11 1 (0.79%) Juniper
11 1 (0.79%) MuleSoft