Period
to 21 June 2018

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 June 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.

Salt
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 603 706 768
Rank change year-on-year +103 +62 -92
Contract jobs citing Salt 279 140 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.13% 1.41% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 105 104
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -14.29% +10.53%
10th Percentile £402 £325 £406
90th Percentile £634 £595 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £425 £520
% change year-on-year +10.29% -18.27% +25.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.25% - -
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 13,070 9,918 11,497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.06% 10.88% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,672 6,543 7,345
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £601 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 225 280
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.39% +14.83%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.60 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £24.11
% change year-on-year - -27.40% +19.42%

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 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Salt in the UK

Salt
Top 14 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 June 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 +83 274 £513 +13.89% 73
London +61 162 £550 +20.88% 45
UK excluding London +41 116 £469 +10.29% 30
North of England -22 41 £475 +15.85% 9
South East +13 40 £475 +11.76% 4
Yorkshire -13 22 £460 +26.03% 1
North West +2 19 £513 +20.59% 8
Midlands -9 14 £550 +10.00% 2
East of England -1 9 £275 -31.68% 7
West Midlands -12 9 £550 +10.00% 2
South West +10 7 £438 -10.26% 4
East Midlands +2 5 £450 -10.00%
Scotland -34 3 - - 2
Wales -6 2 £450 +14.65% 2

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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.

1 234 (83.87%) Ansible
2 224 (80.29%) Python
3 222 (79.57%) Puppet
4 205 (73.48%) Linux
5 204 (73.12%) Opscode Chef
6 200 (71.68%) DevOps
7 170 (60.93%) Configuration Management
8 148 (53.05%) Amazon AWS
9 141 (50.54%) Jenkins
10 109 (39.07%) Continuous Integration
11 107 (38.35%) Git (software)
12 102 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
13 93 (33.33%) Java
14 89 (31.90%) Docker
15 80 (28.67%) Microsoft Azure
16 79 (28.32%) AWS CloudFormation
16 79 (28.32%) Terraform
17 76 (27.24%) Perl
18 72 (25.81%) Bash Shell
19 71 (25.45%) Windows
20 70 (25.09%) Ruby
21 67 (24.01%) TeamCity
22 62 (22.22%) Node.js
23 61 (21.86%) Red Hat
24 59 (21.15%) SaltStack
25 54 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 53 (19.00%) Go
27 51 (18.28%) JIRA
28 49 (17.56%) Kubernetes
28 49 (17.56%) PostgreSQL

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 45 (16.13%) Confluence
2 37 (13.26%) Elasticsearch
3 33 (11.83%) Tomcat
4 26 (9.32%) nginx
5 21 (7.53%) Apache
6 13 (4.66%) Apache Spark
7 12 (4.30%) Jetty
7 12 (4.30%) OpenStack
8 9 (3.23%) WebSphere
9 8 (2.87%) IIS
9 8 (2.87%) Mongrel
9 8 (2.87%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.79%) JBoss
11 4 (1.43%) Apache Pig
12 3 (1.08%) Oracle Self-Service HR
13 2 (0.72%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
14 1 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 1 (0.36%) lighttpd
Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (4.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 148 (53.05%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (28.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (28.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 40 (14.34%) IaaS
5 34 (12.19%) Serverless
6 33 (11.83%) AWS Lambda
7 27 (9.68%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (9.68%) PaaS
8 17 (6.09%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (4.66%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (2.15%) Google App Engine
10 6 (2.15%) Rackspace Cloud
10 6 (2.15%) SaaS
10 6 (2.15%) Sumo Logic
10 6 (2.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (1.79%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.79%) GitHub
12 3 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (1.08%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.39%) TCP/IP
2 28 (10.04%) HTTP
3 20 (7.17%) SSL
4 15 (5.38%) Firewall
5 14 (5.02%) DNS
6 13 (4.66%) DHCP
7 6 (2.15%) Kerberos
8 5 (1.79%) VoIP
8 5 (1.79%) VPN
9 3 (1.08%) SSH
9 3 (1.08%) VLAN
10 2 (0.72%) BGP
10 2 (0.72%) FTP
10 2 (0.72%) IPsec
10 2 (0.72%) MPLS
10 2 (0.72%) MRTG
10 2 (0.72%) OSPF
10 2 (0.72%) SAN
10 2 (0.72%) SNMP
10 2 (0.72%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (17.56%) PostgreSQL
2 35 (12.54%) MySQL
3 33 (11.83%) MongoDB
4 23 (8.24%) Hadoop
5 21 (7.53%) Big Data
6 11 (3.94%) NoSQL
7 9 (3.23%) Apache Hive
7 9 (3.23%) HBase
8 8 (2.87%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (2.51%) Redis
10 5 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (1.79%) Cloudera CDH
10 5 (1.79%) Impala
11 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.72%) SQL Server
12 2 (0.72%) SQLite
13 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.36%) Riak
Development Applications
1 141 (50.54%) Jenkins
2 107 (38.35%) Git (software)
3 67 (24.01%) TeamCity
4 51 (18.28%) JIRA
5 40 (14.34%) Subversion
6 28 (10.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 27 (9.68%) Vagrant
8 25 (8.96%) Ant
8 25 (8.96%) Octopus Deploy
9 23 (8.24%) Gradle
10 20 (7.17%) MSBuild
11 13 (4.66%) Maven
11 13 (4.66%) Mercurial
12 12 (4.30%) Hudson
13 7 (2.51%) GDB
14 6 (2.15%) Travis CI
15 5 (1.79%) CircleCI
15 5 (1.79%) CruiseControl
16 4 (1.43%) CF BOSH
16 4 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (17.20%) Finance
2 16 (5.73%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.94%) Banking
4 3 (1.08%) Law
5 2 (0.72%) Marketing
6 1 (0.36%) Advertising
6 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.36%) Games
6 1 (0.36%) Legal
6 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 126 (45.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 60 (21.51%) AWS Engineer
3 52 (18.64%) AWS DevOps
4 51 (18.28%) Developer
5 50 (17.92%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 36 (12.90%) Cloud Engineer
7 33 (11.83%) Python Engineer
8 28 (10.04%) Python Developer
9 25 (8.96%) Linux Engineer
10 17 (6.09%) Senior DevOps
11 16 (5.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 14 (5.02%) Automation Engineer
13 12 (4.30%) Consultant
13 12 (4.30%) DevOps Developer
14 11 (3.94%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 10 (3.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 10 (3.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 10 (3.58%) Security Engineer
15 10 (3.58%) Senior Developer
16 9 (3.23%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (22.22%) Node.js
2 41 (14.70%) Web Services
3 23 (8.24%) React
4 22 (7.89%) AngularJS
5 18 (6.45%) Elastic Stack
6 14 (5.02%) LEMP Stack
7 9 (3.23%) Kafka
8 8 (2.87%) JSON
8 8 (2.87%) Sensu
8 8 (2.87%) XML
9 7 (2.51%) HTML
9 7 (2.51%) J2EE
9 7 (2.51%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (2.51%) REST
9 7 (2.51%) Servlets
10 6 (2.15%) JRuby
10 6 (2.15%) LDAP
11 5 (1.79%) .NET
11 5 (1.79%) ActiveMQ
11 5 (1.79%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.32%) Linux Command Line
1 26 (9.32%) Private Cloud
2 22 (7.89%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (7.53%) Computer Science
3 21 (7.53%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.30%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (3.94%) Public Cloud
6 10 (3.58%) Clustering
6 10 (3.58%) PKI
7 7 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.51%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.79%) Grid Computing
9 4 (1.43%) User Experience
10 3 (1.08%) Derivative
11 2 (0.72%) CMDB
11 2 (0.72%) Life Science
11 2 (0.72%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.36%) Fintech
12 1 (0.36%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.36%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 205 (73.48%) Linux
2 71 (25.45%) Windows
3 54 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 43 (15.41%) Unix
5 18 (6.45%) Ubuntu
6 15 (5.38%) CentOS
7 11 (3.94%) Debian
8 7 (2.51%) Windows Server
9 5 (1.79%) Fedora
9 5 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.08%) Android
10 3 (1.08%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.08%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.72%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.72%) Solaris
12 1 (0.36%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (71.68%) DevOps
2 170 (60.93%) Configuration Management
3 109 (39.07%) Continuous Integration
4 102 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (16.49%) Open Source
6 37 (13.26%) SDLC
7 36 (12.90%) High Availability
8 35 (12.54%) Continuous Delivery
9 32 (11.47%) Task Automation
10 30 (10.75%) Data Modelling
11 26 (9.32%) OO
12 23 (8.24%) TDD
13 22 (7.89%) Test Automation
14 19 (6.81%) Deployment Automation
15 18 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
15 18 (6.45%) Scrum
16 16 (5.73%) Unit Testing
17 14 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
18 11 (3.94%) Cloud Operations
18 11 (3.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 224 (80.29%) Python
2 93 (33.33%) Java
3 76 (27.24%) Perl
4 72 (25.81%) Bash Shell
5 70 (25.09%) Ruby
6 53 (19.00%) Go
7 47 (16.85%) JavaScript
8 28 (10.04%) PHP
9 27 (9.68%) PowerShell
10 26 (9.32%) C#
11 17 (6.09%) Scala
12 14 (5.02%) SQL
13 10 (3.58%) C
13 10 (3.58%) Shell Script
14 9 (3.23%) C++
15 7 (2.51%) Java 8
15 7 (2.51%) SystemTap
16 4 (1.43%) Groovy
17 3 (1.08%) T-SQL
17 3 (1.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (7.17%) Degree
2 18 (6.45%) AWS Certification
2 18 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.15%) Master's Degree
4 6 (2.15%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.79%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.72%) CCSA
6 2 (0.72%) CISM
6 2 (0.72%) CISSP
6 2 (0.72%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.72%) RHCE
7 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.58%) GCP
2 6 (2.15%) QA
System Software
1 89 (31.90%) Docker
2 20 (7.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.58%) VirtualBox
4 7 (2.51%) KVM
4 7 (2.51%) Xen
5 5 (1.79%) HDFS
6 2 (0.72%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.72%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.72%) NFS
6 2 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.36%) vCloud
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 234 (83.87%) Ansible
2 222 (79.57%) Puppet
3 204 (73.12%) Opscode Chef
4 79 (28.32%) Terraform
5 49 (17.56%) Kubernetes
6 35 (12.54%) Packer
7 12 (4.30%) Automic
8 11 (3.94%) Kibana
9 10 (3.58%) Nagios
10 9 (3.23%) Mesos
11 8 (2.87%) CFEngine
11 8 (2.87%) logstash
11 8 (2.87%) SELinux
12 6 (2.15%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (2.15%) Graylog
12 6 (2.15%) Marathon
13 5 (1.79%) Consul
13 5 (1.79%) Oozie
14 4 (1.43%) Grafana
14 4 (1.43%) Rancher
Vendors
1 61 (21.86%) Red Hat
2 59 (21.15%) SaltStack
3 39 (13.98%) Google
4 31 (11.11%) VMware
5 29 (10.39%) Sybase
6 24 (8.60%) Oracle
7 12 (4.30%) Microsoft
7 12 (4.30%) SAP
7 12 (4.30%) Splunk
8 10 (3.58%) Cloudera
8 10 (3.58%) New Relic
9 8 (2.87%) AppDynamics
9 8 (2.87%) Rackspace
10 6 (2.15%) Brocade
10 6 (2.15%) F5
10 6 (2.15%) Interwoven
10 6 (2.15%) Perforce
11 5 (1.79%) Tableau
12 3 (1.08%) Hortonworks
12 3 (1.08%) Salesforce.com