Period
to 19 October 2019

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 19 October 2019 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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 669 652 765
Rank change year-on-year -17 +113 -3
Contract jobs citing Salt 143 247 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.24% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.16% 1.70% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 156 85
UK median daily rate £550 £520 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +9.47% -9.52%
10th Percentile £372 £424 £400
90th Percentile £738 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +5.13% +2.63% -8.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 12,367 14,563 11,492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.64% 14.13% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,364 9,797 7,654
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% +9.30%
10th Percentile £275 £293 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £413
% change year-on-year +4.05% +4.85% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 393 267
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% - -25.53%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.08 £17.50 £16.89
% change year-on-year +20.43% +3.61% -36.26%

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 19 October 2019.

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 19 October 2019. 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 -13 139 £550 +7.32% 40
London -2 79 £618 +12.27% 25
UK excluding London +17 58 £513 +5.13% 15
North of England +30 35 £500 +2.56% 5
Yorkshire +25 23 £500 +2.56% 2
North West +4 12 £461 -16.14% 3
South East +24 9 £513 +13.89% 4
South West -8 8 £650 +62.50% 4
Scotland +33 3 - -
Midlands +42 2 £400 +1.27% 2
East of England +12 2 £700 +47.37%
West Midlands +31 1 £400 -12.09% 2
East Midlands +27 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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.

1 139 (97.20%) Puppet
2 121 (84.62%) Opscode Chef
3 109 (76.22%) Python
4 106 (74.13%) Ansible
5 105 (73.43%) DevOps
6 96 (67.13%) Linux
7 95 (66.43%) Configuration Management
8 93 (65.03%) AWS
9 68 (47.55%) Bash Shell
10 66 (46.15%) Jenkins
11 62 (43.36%) Ruby
12 61 (42.66%) Agile Software Development
13 55 (38.46%) Git (software)
14 51 (35.66%) Docker
14 51 (35.66%) Kubernetes
15 50 (34.97%) Terraform
16 47 (32.87%) Perl
17 46 (32.17%) Java
17 46 (32.17%) Azure
18 41 (28.67%) Windows
19 33 (23.08%) MySQL
20 30 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
20 30 (20.98%) Infrastructure as Code
21 29 (20.28%) GCP
21 29 (20.28%) PowerShell
21 29 (20.28%) TCP/IP
22 28 (19.58%) HTTP
22 28 (19.58%) Red Hat
23 27 (18.88%) Subversion
24 26 (18.18%) 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 10 (6.99%) Confluence
1 10 (6.99%) OpenStack
2 9 (6.29%) nginx
3 8 (5.59%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (5.59%) Jetty
3 8 (5.59%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.90%) WebLogic
5 6 (4.20%) Apache Spark
5 6 (4.20%) JBoss
5 6 (4.20%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 5 (3.50%) Apache
7 2 (1.40%) IIS
7 2 (1.40%) Mongrel
7 2 (1.40%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.40%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.70%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.70%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 93 (65.03%) AWS
2 46 (32.17%) Azure
3 29 (20.28%) GCP
4 20 (13.99%) GitHub
5 16 (11.19%) IaaS
6 11 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (7.69%) OpenShift
6 11 (7.69%) SaaS
7 10 (6.99%) PaaS
8 9 (6.29%) Route 53
9 7 (4.90%) Datadog
10 6 (4.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (3.50%) npm
11 5 (3.50%) Yarn
12 4 (2.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (1.40%) Amazon S3
13 2 (1.40%) Google App Engine
13 2 (1.40%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (20.28%) TCP/IP
2 28 (19.58%) HTTP
3 24 (16.78%) SSL
4 20 (13.99%) DNS
5 14 (9.79%) Firewall
6 10 (6.99%) DHCP
7 7 (4.90%) BGP
8 6 (4.20%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (4.20%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (4.20%) EIGRP
8 6 (4.20%) Internet
8 6 (4.20%) Multicast
8 6 (4.20%) NetScaler
8 6 (4.20%) SSH
8 6 (4.20%) VXLAN
8 6 (4.20%) WAN
8 6 (4.20%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (3.50%) BIG-IP
10 2 (1.40%) FTP
10 2 (1.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (23.08%) MySQL
2 26 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (16.78%) MongoDB
4 8 (5.59%) Big Data
4 8 (5.59%) Hadoop
5 6 (4.20%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.80%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.80%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.80%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.10%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.40%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.40%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.40%) Power BI
9 1 (0.70%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.70%) Bigtable
9 1 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 66 (46.15%) Jenkins
2 55 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 27 (18.88%) Subversion
4 15 (10.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 15 (10.49%) Maven
5 14 (9.79%) Vagrant
6 12 (8.39%) Gradle
6 12 (8.39%) Travis CI
7 11 (7.69%) JIRA
8 9 (6.29%) Ant
8 9 (6.29%) Bitbucket
8 9 (6.29%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (5.59%) Hudson
10 7 (4.90%) FishEye
10 7 (4.90%) GitLab
10 7 (4.90%) Mercurial
11 6 (4.20%) ClearCase
11 6 (4.20%) Eclipse
11 6 (4.20%) Leiningen
11 6 (4.20%) Poseidon for UML
General
1 21 (14.69%) Finance
2 20 (13.99%) Public Sector
3 5 (3.50%) Banking
4 2 (1.40%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.40%) Games
4 2 (1.40%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 63 (44.06%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (11.89%) Linux Engineer
3 13 (9.09%) Architect
3 13 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
3 13 (9.09%) Senior DevOps
4 12 (8.39%) AWS DevOps
5 11 (7.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 11 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 10 (6.99%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 9 (6.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 8 (5.59%) Administrator
9 6 (4.20%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.20%) Site Reliability Engineer
10 5 (3.50%) DevOps Administrator
10 5 (3.50%) Enterprise Architect
10 5 (3.50%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 5 (3.50%) Network Engineer
10 5 (3.50%) Platform Engineer
11 4 (2.80%) Consultant
11 4 (2.80%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.29%) Web Services
2 18 (12.59%) Node.js
3 11 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (6.29%) AngularJS
5 8 (5.59%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (5.59%) React
5 8 (5.59%) Spring
6 7 (4.90%) Django
6 7 (4.90%) JSON
7 6 (4.20%) ActiveMQ
7 6 (4.20%) Apache Camel
7 6 (4.20%) GWT
7 6 (4.20%) Hibernate
7 6 (4.20%) HTML
7 6 (4.20%) HTML5
7 6 (4.20%) JMS
7 6 (4.20%) jQuery
7 6 (4.20%) Play Framework
7 6 (4.20%) STL
7 6 (4.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.29%) Data Centre
2 16 (11.19%) Public Cloud
3 8 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.90%) User Experience
5 6 (4.20%) Cloud Native
5 6 (4.20%) Derivative
5 6 (4.20%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.80%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.80%) Replication
8 3 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.40%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.40%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.40%) Online Gambling
9 2 (1.40%) PMI
10 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 96 (67.13%) Linux
2 41 (28.67%) Windows
3 22 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (14.69%) Windows Server
5 20 (13.99%) Unix
6 16 (11.19%) CentOS
7 12 (8.39%) Ubuntu
8 9 (6.29%) Debian
9 6 (4.20%) Android
9 6 (4.20%) Apple iOS
9 6 (4.20%) Mac OS X
10 5 (3.50%) Solaris
11 2 (1.40%) Fedora
12 1 (0.70%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (73.43%) DevOps
2 95 (66.43%) Configuration Management
3 61 (42.66%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (20.98%) Infrastructure as Code
5 24 (16.78%) Task Automation
6 23 (16.08%) Deployment Automation
6 23 (16.08%) Open Source
7 21 (14.69%) Continuous Delivery
8 20 (13.99%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (13.29%) Migration
9 19 (13.29%) Scrum
10 17 (11.89%) Load Balancing
11 16 (11.19%) Web Operations
12 15 (10.49%) High Availability
13 13 (9.09%) Microservices
13 13 (9.09%) Test Automation
14 11 (7.69%) Infrastructure Automation
15 10 (6.99%) Project Delivery
16 8 (5.59%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 109 (76.22%) Python
2 68 (47.55%) Bash Shell
3 62 (43.36%) Ruby
4 47 (32.87%) Perl
5 46 (32.17%) Java
6 29 (20.28%) PowerShell
7 23 (16.08%) JavaScript
8 22 (15.38%) Go
9 16 (11.19%) SQL
10 15 (10.49%) Scala
11 10 (6.99%) C++
11 10 (6.99%) Groovy
12 8 (5.59%) C
13 6 (4.20%) Clojure
13 6 (4.20%) ClojureScript
13 6 (4.20%) PL/SQL
13 6 (4.20%) Tcl
13 6 (4.20%) T-SQL
14 5 (3.50%) PHP
15 4 (2.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (16.08%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.39%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.59%) DBS Check
4 7 (4.90%) Degree
5 6 (4.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (4.20%) CCNP
5 6 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.50%) RHCSA
7 3 (2.10%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.40%) CEH
8 2 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.40%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.40%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.59%) QA
2 3 (2.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.10%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (35.66%) Docker
2 16 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.79%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.90%) KVM
4 7 (4.90%) VirtualBox
5 6 (4.20%) vSphere
6 5 (3.50%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.40%) Xen
8 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.70%) LXC
8 1 (0.70%) Varnish
8 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 139 (97.20%) Puppet
2 121 (84.62%) Opscode Chef
3 106 (74.13%) Ansible
4 51 (35.66%) Kubernetes
5 50 (34.97%) Terraform
6 12 (8.39%) Packer
7 9 (6.29%) Grafana
8 8 (5.59%) Prometheus
9 6 (4.20%) Mesos
10 5 (3.50%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (3.50%) Marathon
10 5 (3.50%) Nagios
11 3 (2.10%) Graphite
11 3 (2.10%) HAProxy
12 2 (1.40%) Consul
12 2 (1.40%) Opsview
12 2 (1.40%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.70%) Istio
13 1 (0.70%) StackStorm
13 1 (0.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 28 (19.58%) Red Hat
2 24 (16.78%) Google
3 21 (14.69%) SaltStack
4 18 (12.59%) VMware
5 17 (11.89%) Splunk
6 14 (9.79%) Cisco
6 14 (9.79%) Microsoft
7 8 (5.59%) Oracle
8 7 (4.90%) HP
8 7 (4.90%) Lets Encrypt
8 7 (4.90%) Palo Alto
9 6 (4.20%) Arista
9 6 (4.20%) CheckPoint
9 6 (4.20%) Citrix
9 6 (4.20%) Cloudera
9 6 (4.20%) Hortonworks
9 6 (4.20%) Intel
9 6 (4.20%) Sybase
10 5 (3.50%) F5
11 4 (2.80%) CA Agile Central