Period
to 24 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Salt skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Salt over the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Salt
UK
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 475 685 662
Rank change year-on-year +210 -23 +109
Contract jobs citing Salt 41 136 244
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.81% 1.10% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 93 163
Median daily rate £493 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.45% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £306 £380 £401
90th Percentile £638 £738 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £506 £481
% change year-on-year -14.07% +5.19% +1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Salt 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 5,046 12,388 14,698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.85% 14.66% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,159 8,388 9,921
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £310 £270 £294
90th Percentile £655 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 310 392
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +20.00% -1.41%
10th Percentile £12.71 £12.76 £12.09
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.03 £47.00
Median hourly rate £31.75 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +58.75% +14.29% +3.61%

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Salt in the UK

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Salt in the UK

Salt
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Salt over the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Salt in the UK

Salt
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Salt within the UK over the 6 months to 24 October 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 +177 36 £520 -5.45% 19
London +161 33 £495 -19.84% 9
UK excluding London +213 8 £435 -14.07% 11
Scotland +83 5 £350 -
East of England +91 2 £535 -23.57% 2
Work from Home -90 2 £433 -8.95% 3
South West +103 1 £290 -55.38%

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Salt 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 Salt.

1 39 (95.12%) Python
2 38 (92.68%) Puppet
3 28 (68.29%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (63.41%) Git (software)
5 25 (60.98%) Linux
5 25 (60.98%) Ansible
6 24 (58.54%) Jenkins
7 21 (51.22%) Configuration Management
8 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (46.34%) DevOps
10 17 (41.46%) Red Hat
10 17 (41.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (39.02%) Perl
11 16 (39.02%) Kubernetes
12 15 (36.59%) Open Source
13 14 (34.15%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (34.15%) DHCP
13 14 (34.15%) HTTP
13 14 (34.15%) DNS
13 14 (34.15%) SaltStack
14 13 (31.71%) Java
14 13 (31.71%) Finance
14 13 (31.71%) Test Automation
14 13 (31.71%) Azure
15 12 (29.27%) AWS
15 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
15 12 (29.27%) C
15 12 (29.27%) Terraform
16 10 (24.39%) IaaS
16 10 (24.39%) Unix

Salt
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 6 (14.63%) Confluence
2 5 (12.20%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (12.20%) JBoss
2 5 (12.20%) Jetty
2 5 (12.20%) MQSeries
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 5 (12.20%) Red Hat Fuse
2 5 (12.20%) Tomcat
2 5 (12.20%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.44%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 13 (31.71%) Azure
2 12 (29.27%) AWS
3 10 (24.39%) IaaS
4 8 (19.51%) OpenShift
5 5 (12.20%) GCP
6 3 (7.32%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (4.88%) Datadog
8 1 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (2.44%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (2.44%) Amazon S3
8 1 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (2.44%) CloudFront
8 1 (2.44%) GitHub
8 1 (2.44%) npm
8 1 (2.44%) Route 53
8 1 (2.44%) SaaS
8 1 (2.44%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 14 (34.15%) DHCP
1 14 (34.15%) DNS
1 14 (34.15%) HTTP
2 6 (14.63%) Anycast
2 6 (14.63%) BGP
2 6 (14.63%) VRRP
3 5 (12.20%) SSH
3 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) MySQL
2 6 (14.63%) MongoDB
2 6 (14.63%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (12.20%) Hadoop
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database
3 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.88%) Amazon Aurora
4 2 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (63.41%) Git (software)
2 24 (58.54%) Jenkins
3 6 (14.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (14.63%) Gradle
3 6 (14.63%) JIRA
3 6 (14.63%) Maven
4 5 (12.20%) Ant
4 5 (12.20%) CircleCI
4 5 (12.20%) ClearCase
4 5 (12.20%) Cucumber
4 5 (12.20%) Eclipse
4 5 (12.20%) FishEye
4 5 (12.20%) Hudson
4 5 (12.20%) IntelliJ
4 5 (12.20%) Leiningen
4 5 (12.20%) Mercurial
4 5 (12.20%) Poseidon for UML
4 5 (12.20%) Selenium
4 5 (12.20%) Subversion
4 5 (12.20%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (31.71%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Games
2 2 (4.88%) Portuguese Language
2 2 (4.88%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.44%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Linux Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Cloud Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Architect
5 5 (12.20%) Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Web Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Web Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Linux Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Python Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Python Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Ruby Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Java Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Java Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Configuration Management Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) Hibernate
2 6 (14.63%) Node.js
3 5 (12.20%) ActiveMQ
3 5 (12.20%) AngularJS
3 5 (12.20%) Apache Camel
3 5 (12.20%) GWT
3 5 (12.20%) HTML
3 5 (12.20%) HTML5
3 5 (12.20%) JMS
3 5 (12.20%) jQuery
3 5 (12.20%) JSON
3 5 (12.20%) MSMQ
3 5 (12.20%) Play Framework
3 5 (12.20%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (12.20%) React
3 5 (12.20%) Spring
3 5 (12.20%) Spring Boot
3 5 (12.20%) STL
3 5 (12.20%) XML
4 4 (9.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Private Cloud
2 5 (12.20%) Derivative
2 5 (12.20%) User Experience
2 5 (12.20%) Virtual Team
3 3 (7.32%) Clustering
4 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (60.98%) Linux
2 17 (41.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (24.39%) Unix
4 5 (12.20%) Android
4 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
4 5 (12.20%) CentOS
4 5 (12.20%) Debian
4 5 (12.20%) Mac OS X
4 5 (12.20%) Ubuntu
4 5 (12.20%) Windows
5 1 (2.44%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) Configuration Management
2 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (46.34%) DevOps
4 15 (36.59%) Open Source
5 14 (34.15%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (31.71%) Test Automation
7 9 (21.95%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (21.95%) High Availability
8 8 (19.51%) TDD
9 7 (17.07%) Microservices
10 5 (12.20%) Deployment Automation
10 5 (12.20%) JVM Tuning
10 5 (12.20%) Kanban
10 5 (12.20%) Scrum
10 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (12.20%) Systems Engineering
10 5 (12.20%) UML
10 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
11 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure as Code
11 4 (9.76%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 39 (95.12%) Python
2 16 (39.02%) Perl
3 13 (31.71%) Java
4 12 (29.27%) C
4 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
5 9 (21.95%) Bash Shell
6 8 (19.51%) C++
6 8 (19.51%) Ruby
7 6 (14.63%) Groovy
8 5 (12.20%) Clojure
8 5 (12.20%) ClojureScript
8 5 (12.20%) PL/SQL
8 5 (12.20%) Scala
8 5 (12.20%) SQL
8 5 (12.20%) T-SQL
9 4 (9.76%) Go
9 4 (9.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
1 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Docker
2 3 (7.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (4.88%) zsh
Systems Management
1 38 (92.68%) Puppet
2 28 (68.29%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (60.98%) Ansible
4 16 (39.02%) Kubernetes
5 12 (29.27%) Terraform
6 3 (7.32%) Pacemaker
7 2 (4.88%) Grafana
7 2 (4.88%) Prometheus
8 1 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Red Hat
2 14 (34.15%) SaltStack
3 6 (14.63%) Infoblox
4 5 (12.20%) Axway
4 5 (12.20%) Cloudera
4 5 (12.20%) Hortonworks
4 5 (12.20%) MuleSoft
4 5 (12.20%) Oracle
4 5 (12.20%) Sparx
4 5 (12.20%) Sybase
5 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.32%) Veritas
7 2 (4.88%) Google
8 1 (2.44%) Cadence
8 1 (2.44%) Confluent