Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 767 706 764
Rank change year-on-year -61 +58 -19
Contract jobs citing Salt 129 180 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.11% 1.55% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 133 93
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £400 £413 £375
90th Percentile £625 £625 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £438
% change year-on-year -5.00% +14.29% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 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 11655 11610 9836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.31% 11.06% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7885 7436 6009
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £231
90th Percentile £625 £588 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 269 337
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -3.43%
10th Percentile £10.97 £12.50 £11.10
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year -25.58% +12.98% -5.13%

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 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Salt in the UK

Salt
Top 12 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 November 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 -61 120 £500 -4.76% 44
London -60 66 £525 - 27
UK excluding London +35 61 £475 -5.00% 18
South East +34 31 £500 +11.11% 3
Midlands +27 14 £500 - 4
West Midlands +20 13 £500 - 3
North of England +34 9 £410 -18.00% 9
Yorkshire +9 6 £410 -25.45% 4
Scotland - 6 £365 - 1
North West +25 3 £475 - 5
East Midlands -3 3 £475 -2.56% 1
Wales +10 1 £450 -13.46%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 123 (95.35%) Ansible
2 114 (88.37%) DevOps
3 112 (86.82%) Opscode Chef
3 112 (86.82%) Puppet
4 93 (72.09%) Linux
5 90 (69.77%) Configuration Management
6 85 (65.89%) Python
6 85 (65.89%) Jenkins
7 82 (63.57%) Agile Software Development
8 77 (59.69%) Amazon AWS
9 63 (48.84%) Continuous Integration
10 53 (41.09%) Ruby
11 52 (40.31%) TCP/IP
12 51 (39.53%) Git (software)
13 49 (37.98%) Bash Shell
14 45 (34.88%) Docker
15 44 (34.11%) VMware
16 43 (33.33%) Java
17 35 (27.13%) Test Automation
18 34 (26.36%) Security Cleared
18 34 (26.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 34 (26.36%) Web Services
19 33 (25.58%) TeamCity
20 32 (24.81%) JIRA
21 29 (22.48%) PowerShell
21 29 (22.48%) Confluence
21 29 (22.48%) Open Source
21 29 (22.48%) MySQL
21 29 (22.48%) PostgreSQL
21 29 (22.48%) SaltStack

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 29 (22.48%) Confluence
2 27 (20.93%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (17.83%) OpenStack
4 22 (17.05%) nginx
5 8 (6.20%) Apache
5 8 (6.20%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.10%) JBoss
6 4 (3.10%) Jetty
7 3 (2.33%) IIS
8 2 (1.55%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.78%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 15 (11.63%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 77 (59.69%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (13.95%) AWS CloudFormation
3 16 (12.40%) IaaS
4 15 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (10.08%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (10.08%) Amazon S3
5 13 (10.08%) Route 53
6 12 (9.30%) Slack
7 11 (8.53%) Trello
8 10 (7.75%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (7.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 9 (6.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 9 (6.98%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (6.20%) GitHub
11 5 (3.88%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (3.88%) PaaS
12 3 (2.33%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.78%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (40.31%) TCP/IP
2 25 (19.38%) HTTP
3 20 (15.50%) SSL
4 14 (10.85%) DNS
4 14 (10.85%) HTTPS
5 8 (6.20%) Firewall
6 4 (3.10%) DHCP
6 4 (3.10%) NAS
6 4 (3.10%) SAN
6 4 (3.10%) SMTP
7 2 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.55%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.55%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.55%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.55%) LDAP
7 2 (1.55%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.55%) VPN
8 1 (0.78%) Broadband
8 1 (0.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (22.48%) MySQL
1 29 (22.48%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (21.71%) MongoDB
3 14 (10.85%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (8.53%) Hadoop
5 9 (6.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 9 (6.98%) Big Data
6 7 (5.43%) InfluxDB
6 7 (5.43%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.10%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.10%) HBase
7 4 (3.10%) Redis
8 3 (2.33%) Apache Accumulo
8 3 (2.33%) Cloudera CDH
8 3 (2.33%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.78%) OpenTSDB
9 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 85 (65.89%) Jenkins
2 51 (39.53%) Git (software)
3 34 (26.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 33 (25.58%) TeamCity
5 32 (24.81%) JIRA
6 23 (17.83%) Ant
7 22 (17.05%) Gradle
7 22 (17.05%) Subversion
8 18 (13.95%) Maven
9 17 (13.18%) MSBuild
10 15 (11.63%) Sonatype Nexus
11 11 (8.53%) git-flow
12 9 (6.98%) Vagrant
13 7 (5.43%) Artifactory
14 6 (4.65%) Moq
15 5 (3.88%) Bitbucket
15 5 (3.88%) NSubstitute
15 5 (3.88%) NUnit
15 5 (3.88%) Rhino Mocks
16 4 (3.10%) JUnit
General
1 16 (12.40%) Finance
1 16 (12.40%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.20%) Electronics
2 8 (6.20%) Manufacturing
2 8 (6.20%) Marketing
3 7 (5.43%) Banking
4 4 (3.10%) Retail
5 3 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 67 (51.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (14.73%) WebOps Engineer
3 18 (13.95%) Linux Engineer
4 17 (13.18%) AWS Engineer
5 13 (10.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 12 (9.30%) Developer
6 12 (9.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 11 (8.53%) AWS DevOps
7 11 (8.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 9 (6.98%) Senior WebOps Engineer
9 8 (6.20%) Automation Developer
10 7 (5.43%) Consultant
10 7 (5.43%) DevOps Consultant
10 7 (5.43%) Senior DevOps
11 6 (4.65%) Agile Developer
11 6 (4.65%) Automation Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 5 (3.88%) Analyst
12 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (26.36%) Web Services
2 26 (20.16%) Elastic Stack
3 16 (12.40%) Sensu
4 11 (8.53%) LEMP Stack
4 11 (8.53%) pytest
5 10 (7.75%) Node.js
6 7 (5.43%) REST
7 6 (4.65%) LAPP Stack
8 4 (3.10%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (2.33%) .NET
9 3 (2.33%) Middleware
9 3 (2.33%) Natural Language Processing
10 2 (1.55%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (1.55%) J2EE
10 2 (1.55%) LAMP
10 2 (1.55%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (1.55%) SOAP
11 1 (0.78%) IBM Integration Bus
11 1 (0.78%) jQuery
11 1 (0.78%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.30%) PKI
2 8 (6.20%) Public Cloud
3 7 (5.43%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.43%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.10%) Clustering
4 4 (3.10%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.33%) Replication
5 3 (2.33%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.55%) Derivative
6 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.55%) iPad
7 1 (0.78%) Blog
7 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.78%) Infotainment
7 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.78%) Online Games
7 1 (0.78%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 93 (72.09%) Linux
2 21 (16.28%) Windows
3 15 (11.63%) CentOS
3 15 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (8.53%) Unix
5 10 (7.75%) Ubuntu
6 4 (3.10%) Solaris
6 4 (3.10%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.55%) CoreOS
7 2 (1.55%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.78%) Debian
8 1 (0.78%) Fedora
8 1 (0.78%) Gentoo
8 1 (0.78%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (88.37%) DevOps
2 90 (69.77%) Configuration Management
3 82 (63.57%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (48.84%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (27.13%) Test Automation
6 29 (22.48%) Open Source
6 29 (22.48%) Web Operations
7 24 (18.60%) Continuous Delivery
8 20 (15.50%) Scrum
9 15 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (10.85%) Microservices
11 11 (8.53%) Release Management
12 10 (7.75%) SOA
13 9 (6.98%) Continuous Deployment
13 9 (6.98%) Process Architecture
13 9 (6.98%) Regression Testing
13 9 (6.98%) User Stories
14 8 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (6.20%) Digital Marketing
14 8 (6.20%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (65.89%) Python
2 53 (41.09%) Ruby
3 49 (37.98%) Bash Shell
4 43 (33.33%) Java
5 29 (22.48%) PowerShell
6 25 (19.38%) PHP
7 22 (17.05%) Go
8 17 (13.18%) Perl
9 11 (8.53%) Groovy
10 6 (4.65%) C#
11 5 (3.88%) SQL
12 4 (3.10%) Korn
13 3 (2.33%) C++
13 3 (2.33%) Scala
14 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 34 (26.36%) Security Cleared
2 28 (21.71%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.30%) Degree
4 5 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.78%) CCNA
6 1 (0.78%) CCNP
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.78%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.78%) GCP
System Software
1 45 (34.88%) Docker
2 20 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (12.40%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.43%) vCloud
5 4 (3.10%) Active Directory
5 4 (3.10%) HDFS
6 3 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.55%) iptables
7 2 (1.55%) KVM
7 2 (1.55%) NFS
7 2 (1.55%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.55%) Xen
8 1 (0.78%) Ceph
8 1 (0.78%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 123 (95.35%) Ansible
2 112 (86.82%) Opscode Chef
2 112 (86.82%) Puppet
3 26 (20.16%) Terraform
4 20 (15.50%) logstash
5 18 (13.95%) Kubernetes
6 15 (11.63%) Kibana
7 14 (10.85%) StatsD
8 10 (7.75%) collectd
9 8 (6.20%) Nagios
10 7 (5.43%) ZABBIX
11 6 (4.65%) HAProxy
12 5 (3.88%) Fluentd
12 5 (3.88%) Graphite
13 4 (3.10%) Prometheus
14 3 (2.33%) CFEngine
14 3 (2.33%) Grafana
14 3 (2.33%) HP SiteScope
14 3 (2.33%) Packer
14 3 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (34.11%) VMware
2 29 (22.48%) SaltStack
3 23 (17.83%) Rackspace
3 23 (17.83%) SAP
4 21 (16.28%) Oracle
5 15 (11.63%) Red Hat
6 8 (6.20%) Cisco
7 7 (5.43%) Splunk
8 6 (4.65%) Google
9 4 (3.10%) NetApp
10 3 (2.33%) IBM
10 3 (2.33%) New Relic
11 2 (1.55%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.55%) EMC
11 2 (1.55%) F5
11 2 (1.55%) Juniper
11 2 (1.55%) Microsoft
11 2 (1.55%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.55%) Zend
12 1 (0.78%) Atlassian