Period
to 22 September 2017

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 22 September 2017 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
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 718 785 747
Rank change year-on-year +67 -38 -4
Contract jobs citing Salt 134 116 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.23% 0.98% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 93 101
UK median daily rate £475 £520 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +13.04% -3.16%
10th Percentile £391 £406 £363
90th Percentile £625 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £466 £500 £415
% change year-on-year -6.75% +20.48% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 10892 11854 9727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.04% 11.03% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7227 7572 6009
UK median daily rate £470 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.59% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £370
% change year-on-year +5.77% +5.41% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 269 348
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.06 £40.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.38 £26.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -33.14% +28.81% +0.62%

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 22 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Salt in the UK

Salt
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 Salt within the UK over the 6 months to 22 September 2017. 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 +51 127 £475 -7.32% 17
London -11 76 £500 -4.76% 12
UK excluding London +83 57 £466 -6.75% 5
South East +42 23 £475 +16.56% 1
North of England +76 16 £425 -15.00% 3
Midlands +31 10 £475 -9.52% 1
North West +34 9 £466 -6.75% 1
West Midlands - 9 £475 - 1
Yorkshire +37 7 £410 -27.43% 2
Scotland - 5 £365 -
East Midlands -8 3 £475 -9.52%
East of England -2 2 £469 +17.19%
Wales +1 1 £450 -13.46%

For the 6 months to 22 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Salt also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Salt.

1 126 (94.03%) Puppet
2 124 (92.54%) Ansible
3 123 (91.79%) Opscode Chef
4 115 (85.82%) DevOps
5 95 (70.90%) Configuration Management
6 94 (70.15%) Python
7 85 (63.43%) Linux
8 80 (59.70%) Amazon AWS
9 74 (55.22%) Agile Software Development
10 72 (53.73%) Continuous Integration
11 70 (52.24%) Ruby
12 68 (50.75%) Jenkins
13 57 (42.54%) Java
14 54 (40.30%) Git (software)
15 49 (36.57%) TCP/IP
16 46 (34.33%) Security Cleared
16 46 (34.33%) Bash Shell
17 39 (29.10%) PostgreSQL
17 39 (29.10%) Web Operations
18 37 (27.61%) Docker
18 37 (27.61%) Open Source
18 37 (27.61%) MongoDB
18 37 (27.61%) SC Cleared
19 35 (26.12%) VMware
20 33 (24.63%) Continuous Delivery
21 31 (23.13%) Terraform
21 31 (23.13%) Go
22 26 (19.40%) MySQL
22 26 (19.40%) Web Services
22 26 (19.40%) High Availability

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 24 (17.91%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (14.93%) Confluence
3 19 (14.18%) Cloud Foundry
3 19 (14.18%) OpenStack
4 10 (7.46%) Apache
5 9 (6.72%) nginx
6 5 (3.73%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.24%) Jetty
7 3 (2.24%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.75%) JBoss
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (5.97%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 80 (59.70%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (17.16%) PaaS
3 17 (12.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (11.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (10.45%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (10.45%) Datadog
6 10 (7.46%) Amazon S3
7 9 (6.72%) GitHub
7 9 (6.72%) IaaS
7 9 (6.72%) Route 53
7 9 (6.72%) Slack
8 8 (5.97%) Trello
9 6 (4.48%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (4.48%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (4.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (3.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (2.99%) AWS OpsWorks
11 4 (2.99%) Bluemix
11 4 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (2.99%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 49 (36.57%) TCP/IP
2 25 (18.66%) HTTP
3 17 (12.69%) DNS
3 17 (12.69%) SSL
4 14 (10.45%) HTTPS
5 12 (8.96%) Firewall
6 5 (3.73%) DHCP
6 5 (3.73%) NAS
6 5 (3.73%) SAN
6 5 (3.73%) SMTP
6 5 (3.73%) VPN
7 4 (2.99%) tcpdump
7 4 (2.99%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.49%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.49%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.49%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.49%) LDAP
9 1 (0.75%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (29.10%) PostgreSQL
2 37 (27.61%) MongoDB
3 26 (19.40%) MySQL
4 17 (12.69%) Redis
5 11 (8.21%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (5.97%) Hadoop
6 8 (5.97%) NoSQL
7 7 (5.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (5.22%) InfluxDB
8 6 (4.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (4.48%) Big Data
9 4 (2.99%) SQL Server
10 3 (2.24%) Apache Accumulo
10 3 (2.24%) Cloudera CDH
10 3 (2.24%) HBase
11 1 (0.75%) OpenTSDB
Development Applications
1 68 (50.75%) Jenkins
2 54 (40.30%) Git (software)
3 25 (18.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 23 (17.16%) JIRA
5 22 (16.42%) Subversion
6 20 (14.93%) Ant
6 20 (14.93%) Maven
7 19 (14.18%) TeamCity
8 16 (11.94%) Gradle
9 12 (8.96%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (6.72%) MSBuild
11 8 (5.97%) git-flow
12 6 (4.48%) Artifactory
13 5 (3.73%) Bitbucket
13 5 (3.73%) Moq
14 4 (2.99%) Mercurial
14 4 (2.99%) NUnit
14 4 (2.99%) Rhino Mocks
14 4 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (2.99%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (14.93%) Finance
2 18 (13.43%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.46%) Electronics
3 10 (7.46%) Manufacturing
3 10 (7.46%) Marketing
4 4 (2.99%) Banking
5 2 (1.49%) Retail
6 1 (0.75%) Games
6 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (51.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (14.93%) WebOps Engineer
3 17 (12.69%) Linux Engineer
4 12 (8.96%) AWS Engineer
4 12 (8.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 12 (8.96%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 10 (7.46%) Developer
6 9 (6.72%) AWS DevOps
6 9 (6.72%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 9 (6.72%) WebOps Specialist
7 8 (5.97%) Senior WebOps Engineer
8 6 (4.48%) Analyst
8 6 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (4.48%) VMware Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) Agile Developer
9 5 (3.73%) Automation Developer
9 5 (3.73%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) Unix Analyst
10 4 (2.99%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (19.40%) Web Services
2 16 (11.94%) Node.js
3 15 (11.19%) Elastic Stack
4 12 (8.96%) Sensu
5 9 (6.72%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (5.97%) pytest
7 7 (5.22%) Middleware
8 5 (3.73%) CSS
8 5 (3.73%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (3.73%) LEMP Stack
9 4 (2.99%) .NET
9 4 (2.99%) Ajax
9 4 (2.99%) JSON
9 4 (2.99%) REST
9 4 (2.99%) XML
10 3 (2.24%) Natural Language Processing
11 2 (1.49%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.49%) LAMP
11 2 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.70%) PKI
2 12 (8.96%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.22%) User Experience
4 6 (4.48%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.73%) Clustering
6 4 (2.99%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.99%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.24%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.49%) Derivative
8 2 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.49%) Fintech
8 2 (1.49%) iPad
8 2 (1.49%) Replication
9 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.75%) Infotainment
9 1 (0.75%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.75%) Online Games
9 1 (0.75%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 85 (63.43%) Linux
2 23 (17.16%) Windows
3 16 (11.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (11.19%) Unix
5 12 (8.96%) CentOS
6 5 (3.73%) Solaris
7 4 (2.99%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.49%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (1.49%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.75%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.75%) Gentoo
9 1 (0.75%) RancherOS
9 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (85.82%) DevOps
2 95 (70.90%) Configuration Management
3 74 (55.22%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (53.73%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (29.10%) Web Operations
6 37 (27.61%) Open Source
7 33 (24.63%) Continuous Delivery
8 26 (19.40%) High Availability
9 24 (17.91%) Test Automation
10 17 (12.69%) Workflow
11 14 (10.45%) TDD
12 11 (8.21%) Continuous Deployment
13 10 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (7.46%) Digital Marketing
13 10 (7.46%) Microservices
13 10 (7.46%) Programme Management
13 10 (7.46%) Scrum
13 10 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (5.97%) Load Balancing
14 8 (5.97%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (70.15%) Python
2 70 (52.24%) Ruby
3 57 (42.54%) Java
4 46 (34.33%) Bash Shell
5 31 (23.13%) Go
6 21 (15.67%) PowerShell
7 20 (14.93%) PHP
8 19 (14.18%) Perl
9 9 (6.72%) Groovy
10 7 (5.22%) SQL
11 6 (4.48%) C#
12 5 (3.73%) Korn
13 3 (2.24%) JavaScript
14 2 (1.49%) Scala
14 2 (1.49%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.75%) C++
15 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (34.33%) Security Cleared
2 37 (27.61%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.45%) Degree
4 5 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.99%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.49%) RHCE
7 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.75%) CCNA
7 1 (0.75%) CCNP
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 37 (27.61%) Docker
2 19 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.96%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.48%) vCloud
5 4 (2.99%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.99%) iptables
6 3 (2.24%) HDFS
7 2 (1.49%) NFS
7 2 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.75%) KVM
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 126 (94.03%) Puppet
2 124 (92.54%) Ansible
3 123 (91.79%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (23.13%) Terraform
5 20 (14.93%) Kubernetes
6 16 (11.94%) logstash
7 10 (7.46%) Graphite
7 10 (7.46%) Kibana
7 10 (7.46%) StatsD
8 9 (6.72%) Nagios
8 9 (6.72%) ZABBIX
9 6 (4.48%) collectd
9 6 (4.48%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (4.48%) Fluentd
9 6 (4.48%) Icinga
9 6 (4.48%) Mesos
10 5 (3.73%) HAProxy
10 5 (3.73%) Packer
11 4 (2.99%) Prometheus
11 4 (2.99%) SELinux
Vendors
1 35 (26.12%) VMware
2 21 (15.67%) SaltStack
3 18 (13.43%) Rackspace
3 18 (13.43%) SAP
4 15 (11.19%) Oracle
5 8 (5.97%) IBM
6 7 (5.22%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.48%) Cisco
7 6 (4.48%) Splunk
8 5 (3.73%) NetApp
9 4 (2.99%) Dynatrace
9 4 (2.99%) Microsoft
10 3 (2.24%) EMC
10 3 (2.24%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.49%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.49%) F5
11 2 (1.49%) Google
11 2 (1.49%) Juniper
11 2 (1.49%) Qualys
11 2 (1.49%) Zend