Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 645 693 756
Rank change year-on-year +48 +63 -92
Contract jobs citing Salt 96 200 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.91% 1.38% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 117 95
UK median daily rate £540 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £300 £382 £400
90th Percentile £748 £630 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £506 £495 £493
% change year-on-year +2.27% +0.51% +9.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 10,579 14,496 11,860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.51% 14.67% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,117 9,693 8,072
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £306 £268
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 359 271
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.81 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.20 £47.43 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.87
% change year-on-year +2.86% +10.31% -18.64%

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Salt in the UK

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Salt.

Contractor daily rate trend for Salt in the UK

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Salt over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Salt in the UK

Salt
Top 11 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 21 January 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 +46 95 £540 +2.86% 35
London +71 55 £650 +18.18% 14
UK excluding London +26 37 £506 +2.27% 21
North of England +25 21 £475 -7.32% 3
North West 0 11 £456 -20.65% 3
Yorkshire +37 10 £488 -2.50%
South West +18 7 £675 - 2
East Midlands +33 5 - - 3
Midlands +21 5 - - 7
South East +53 3 £538 +7.50% 9
Scotland +24 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 92 (95.83%) Puppet
2 85 (88.54%) Ansible
3 83 (86.46%) Opscode Chef
4 74 (77.08%) Python
5 72 (75.00%) DevOps
6 65 (67.71%) Configuration Management
7 61 (63.54%) AWS
8 54 (56.25%) Terraform
9 53 (55.21%) Docker
9 53 (55.21%) Linux
10 51 (53.13%) Jenkins
10 51 (53.13%) Kubernetes
11 50 (52.08%) Bash Shell
12 49 (51.04%) Agile Software Development
13 44 (45.83%) Ruby
14 38 (39.58%) Java
15 36 (37.50%) Perl
16 32 (33.33%) Azure
17 30 (31.25%) Git (software)
18 28 (29.17%) Infrastructure as Code
19 26 (27.08%) DNS
20 23 (23.96%) Load Balancing
21 22 (22.92%) Task Automation
22 19 (19.79%) AWS CloudFormation
22 19 (19.79%) Continuous Integration
22 19 (19.79%) PowerShell
22 19 (19.79%) High Availability
23 18 (18.75%) Security Cleared
23 18 (18.75%) Red Hat
23 18 (18.75%) JavaScript

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 11 (11.46%) OpenStack
2 5 (5.21%) Apache
3 4 (4.17%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.13%) Confluence
4 3 (3.13%) Jetty
5 2 (2.08%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.08%) JBoss
5 2 (2.08%) nginx
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.08%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.04%) IIS
6 1 (1.04%) lighttpd
6 1 (1.04%) Mongrel
6 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.04%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (1.04%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 61 (63.54%) AWS
2 32 (33.33%) Azure
3 19 (19.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 17 (17.71%) IaaS
5 16 (16.67%) GCP
6 13 (13.54%) PaaS
7 12 (12.50%) GitHub
8 10 (10.42%) Route 53
8 10 (10.42%) SaaS
9 7 (7.29%) npm
10 5 (5.21%) Datadog
10 5 (5.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (5.21%) Yarn
11 4 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (3.13%) Amazon S3
12 3 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (3.13%) CloudFront
12 3 (3.13%) OpenShift
13 2 (2.08%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 26 (27.08%) DNS
2 16 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 14 (14.58%) Firewall
4 13 (13.54%) HTTP
5 11 (11.46%) DHCP
6 9 (9.38%) SSL
7 7 (7.29%) BGP
7 7 (7.29%) WAN
8 6 (6.25%) EIGRP
8 6 (6.25%) Multicast
8 6 (6.25%) VXLAN
8 6 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (4.17%) VPN
10 3 (3.13%) Internet
11 2 (2.08%) Extranet
11 2 (2.08%) FTP
11 2 (2.08%) Intranet
11 2 (2.08%) IPsec
11 2 (2.08%) Network Security
11 2 (2.08%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.58%) MySQL
2 6 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.17%) Hadoop
4 4 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.17%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (3.13%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.08%) BigQuery
6 2 (2.08%) Bigtable
6 2 (2.08%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (2.08%) Data Lake
6 2 (2.08%) Neo4j
6 2 (2.08%) Power BI
7 1 (1.04%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (1.04%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 51 (53.13%) Jenkins
2 30 (31.25%) Git (software)
3 15 (15.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 13 (13.54%) CircleCI
5 12 (12.50%) Travis CI
6 10 (10.42%) Vagrant
7 9 (9.38%) Maven
8 8 (8.33%) Gradle
9 6 (6.25%) Bitbucket
9 6 (6.25%) GitLab
10 5 (5.21%) Gerrit
10 5 (5.21%) Subversion
11 3 (3.13%) Ant
11 3 (3.13%) JIRA
11 3 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (2.08%) FishEye
12 2 (2.08%) Hudson
12 2 (2.08%) Leiningen
12 2 (2.08%) Mercurial
12 2 (2.08%) Poseidon for UML
General
1 17 (17.71%) Public Sector
2 15 (15.63%) Finance
3 2 (2.08%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.08%) Games
3 2 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (1.04%) Front Office
4 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (42.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (15.63%) Senior DevOps
3 13 (13.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 10 (10.42%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (9.38%) Architect
6 6 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
6 6 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Lead DevOps
7 5 (5.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Administrator
8 4 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) DevOps Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.13%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.42%) Node.js
2 7 (7.29%) Django
3 6 (6.25%) .NET
3 6 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (6.25%) Spring
4 5 (5.21%) LAMP
4 5 (5.21%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (5.21%) REST
5 4 (4.17%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (4.17%) Web Services
6 3 (3.13%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.13%) Flash
6 3 (3.13%) Hibernate
6 3 (3.13%) JSON
7 2 (2.08%) HTML
7 2 (2.08%) JMS
7 2 (2.08%) LDAP
7 2 (2.08%) SAML
7 2 (2.08%) STL
7 2 (2.08%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 15 (15.63%) Public Cloud
3 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.21%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (4.17%) Private Cloud
6 3 (3.13%) Clustering
6 3 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (3.13%) PKI
6 3 (3.13%) User Experience
7 2 (2.08%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.08%) Blog
7 2 (2.08%) Derivative
7 2 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.08%) Online Gambling
7 2 (2.08%) PMI
8 1 (1.04%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 53 (55.21%) Linux
2 15 (15.63%) Windows
3 14 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (13.54%) CentOS
4 13 (13.54%) Unix
5 9 (9.38%) Ubuntu
6 5 (5.21%) Solaris
6 5 (5.21%) Windows Server
7 3 (3.13%) Debian
7 3 (3.13%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.08%) Android
8 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.08%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.04%) CoreOS
9 1 (1.04%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (75.00%) DevOps
2 65 (67.71%) Configuration Management
3 49 (51.04%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (29.17%) Infrastructure as Code
5 23 (23.96%) Load Balancing
6 22 (22.92%) Task Automation
7 19 (19.79%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (19.79%) High Availability
8 17 (17.71%) Scrum
9 16 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (14.58%) Migration
10 14 (14.58%) Open Source
11 13 (13.54%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (13.54%) Test Automation
12 11 (11.46%) Microservices
12 11 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (10.42%) Collaborative Working
14 9 (9.38%) Web Operations
15 8 (8.33%) Deployment Automation
15 8 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 74 (77.08%) Python
2 50 (52.08%) Bash Shell
3 44 (45.83%) Ruby
4 38 (39.58%) Java
5 36 (37.50%) Perl
6 19 (19.79%) PowerShell
7 18 (18.75%) Go
7 18 (18.75%) JavaScript
8 8 (8.33%) PHP
9 6 (6.25%) SQL
9 6 (6.25%) Tcl
10 5 (5.21%) C
10 5 (5.21%) C++
10 5 (5.21%) Groovy
11 4 (4.17%) Scala
12 2 (2.08%) Clojure
12 2 (2.08%) ClojureScript
12 2 (2.08%) Java 8
12 2 (2.08%) T-SQL
12 2 (2.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.29%) Degree
3 7 (7.29%) RHCSA
4 6 (6.25%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.08%) CEH
5 2 (2.08%) MCTS
5 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.08%) OCPJP
5 2 (2.08%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.08%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (1.04%) CCIE
6 1 (1.04%) CCNP
6 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.63%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 53 (55.21%) Docker
2 12 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 11 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.25%) VirtualBox
5 3 (3.13%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.04%) KVM
6 1 (1.04%) LXC
6 1 (1.04%) NFS
6 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.04%) Xen
6 1 (1.04%) zsh
Systems Management
1 92 (95.83%) Puppet
2 85 (88.54%) Ansible
3 83 (86.46%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (56.25%) Terraform
5 51 (53.13%) Kubernetes
6 12 (12.50%) Docker Swarm
6 12 (12.50%) Grafana
7 11 (11.46%) Packer
8 9 (9.38%) Prometheus
9 6 (6.25%) Mesos
9 6 (6.25%) Nagios
10 5 (5.21%) Marathon
11 3 (3.13%) CFEngine
11 3 (3.13%) Consul
11 3 (3.13%) HAProxy
11 3 (3.13%) ZABBIX
12 2 (2.08%) Graphite
12 2 (2.08%) Graylog
12 2 (2.08%) NetBackup
12 2 (2.08%) Opsview
Vendors
1 18 (18.75%) Red Hat
2 15 (15.63%) Google
2 15 (15.63%) SaltStack
3 12 (12.50%) VMware
4 11 (11.46%) Splunk
5 9 (9.38%) Cisco
6 7 (7.29%) Lets Encrypt
7 6 (6.25%) Arista
7 6 (6.25%) HP
7 6 (6.25%) Intel
7 6 (6.25%) Microsoft
8 5 (5.21%) Oracle
9 3 (3.13%) Cloudera
9 3 (3.13%) Hortonworks
10 2 (2.08%) Alteryx
10 2 (2.08%) Palo Alto
10 2 (2.08%) SAP
10 2 (2.08%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.08%) Sybase
10 2 (2.08%) Tableau