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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 16 August 2022 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
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 780 736 490
Rank change year-on-year -44 -246 +225
Contract jobs citing Salt 59 49 62
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.066% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.43% 0.41% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 20 36
10th Percentile £502 £418 £341
25th Percentile £536 £444 £511
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £656 £490 £600
Median % change year-on-year +33.93% -18.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £725 £538 £713
90th Percentile £738 £615 £743
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £400 £675
% change year-on-year +56.25% -40.74% +30.12%

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 13,668 11,881 5,224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.60% 16.01% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,816 8,388 3,614
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
25th Percentile £471 £437 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £675 £613 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 157 101
10th Percentile £14.25 £14.90 £12.50
25th Percentile £16.25 £16.50 £15.04
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.17% +17.95% -2.50%
75th Percentile £45.00 £50.00 £42.00
90th Percentile £71.85 £64.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Salt in the UK

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Salt.

Daily rate trend for Salt in the UK

Salt
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Salt over the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

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 16 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -44 57 £638 +27.50% 3
London -80 27 £675 +35.00% 3
UK excluding London -15 23 £625 +56.25%
Work from Home -64 21 £700 +55.56% 3
South West - 16 £631 -
South East -19 3 - -
North of England -21 3 £510 +13.33%
North West -24 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £510 -
Midlands - 1 £495 -
West Midlands - 1 £495 -

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, 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 56 (94.92%) Ansible
2 38 (64.41%) Opscode Chef
2 38 (64.41%) Terraform
3 31 (52.54%) VMware
3 31 (52.54%) Puppet
4 29 (49.15%) vRealize
5 28 (47.46%) Linux
6 25 (42.37%) Python
6 25 (42.37%) Security Cleared
6 25 (42.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 25 (42.37%) PowerShell
7 24 (40.68%) SC Cleared
7 24 (40.68%) Data Centre
8 23 (38.98%) DevOps
8 23 (38.98%) Configuration Management
9 22 (37.29%) Windows
10 21 (35.59%) Azure
10 21 (35.59%) Jenkins
11 20 (33.90%) GitLab
11 20 (33.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 19 (32.20%) AWS
13 18 (30.51%) Cisco
14 17 (28.81%) Git (software)
14 17 (28.81%) VMware NSX
14 17 (28.81%) Docker
15 16 (27.12%) Kubernetes
15 16 (27.12%) Active Directory
15 16 (27.12%) Agile
16 15 (25.42%) Ubuntu
17 14 (23.73%) VxRail

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 5 (8.47%) Confluence
1 5 (8.47%) OpenStack
2 3 (5.08%) nginx
3 2 (3.39%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.39%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.39%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.69%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 21 (35.59%) Azure
2 19 (32.20%) AWS
3 12 (20.34%) AWS CloudFormation
3 12 (20.34%) GCP
4 11 (18.64%) IaaS
5 9 (15.25%) GitHub
6 5 (8.47%) Amazon ECS
6 5 (8.47%) Anthos
6 5 (8.47%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (8.47%) GitHub Actions
6 5 (8.47%) Google Kubernetes Engine
6 5 (8.47%) OpenShift
7 3 (5.08%) SaaS
8 2 (3.39%) Azure DevOps
8 2 (3.39%) Datadog
8 2 (3.39%) npm
8 2 (3.39%) Serverless
8 2 (3.39%) Yarn
9 1 (1.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (1.69%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) DNS
2 6 (10.17%) HTTP
3 5 (8.47%) DHCP
3 5 (8.47%) Firewall
3 5 (8.47%) FTP
3 5 (8.47%) IPsec
3 5 (8.47%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.08%) DMZ
4 3 (5.08%) LAN
4 3 (5.08%) WAN
5 1 (1.69%) Network Security
5 1 (1.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) Apache Hive
1 2 (3.39%) Big Data
1 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
1 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.69%) MySQL
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (35.59%) Jenkins
2 20 (33.90%) GitLab
3 17 (28.81%) Git (software)
4 7 (11.86%) Artifactory
5 5 (8.47%) CircleCI
5 5 (8.47%) JIRA
5 5 (8.47%) Maven
6 3 (5.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.39%) Bitbucket
7 2 (3.39%) Gerrit
7 2 (3.39%) Gradle
7 2 (3.39%) Hudson
7 2 (3.39%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.69%) Crucible
8 1 (1.69%) GoCD
8 1 (1.69%) JUnit
8 1 (1.69%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.69%) Selenium
8 1 (1.69%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (22.03%) Social Skills
2 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (15.25%) Finance
3 3 (5.08%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.69%) Games
5 1 (1.69%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (32.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (27.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (22.03%) VMware Engineer
4 11 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Automation Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) GCP Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Platform Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Cloud Platform Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Architect
9 2 (3.39%) Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Senior Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Senior DevOps
9 2 (3.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
10 1 (1.69%) Analyst
10 1 (1.69%) Consultant
10 1 (1.69%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) Kafka
1 7 (11.86%) RESTful
2 5 (8.47%) .NET
2 5 (8.47%) Sensu
3 3 (5.08%) Web Services
4 2 (3.39%) Apache Beam
4 2 (3.39%) Django
4 2 (3.39%) JSON
4 2 (3.39%) Node.js
4 2 (3.39%) REST
5 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.69%) boto
5 1 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.69%) GraphQL
5 1 (1.69%) LDAP
5 1 (1.69%) Middleware
5 1 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.69%) React
5 1 (1.69%) SOAP
5 1 (1.69%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (40.68%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.25%) Private Cloud
2 9 (15.25%) Public Cloud
3 6 (10.17%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (8.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.39%) Cloud Native
5 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (47.46%) Linux
2 22 (37.29%) Windows
3 15 (25.42%) Ubuntu
4 6 (10.17%) Unix
5 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.39%) CentOS
7 1 (1.69%) Debian
7 1 (1.69%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Configuration Management
1 23 (38.98%) DevOps
2 20 (33.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (27.12%) Agile
4 13 (22.03%) CI/CD
5 12 (20.34%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (18.64%) Converged Infrastructure
6 11 (18.64%) Deployment Automation
7 10 (16.95%) Containerisation
7 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (16.95%) Test Automation
8 9 (15.25%) Infrastructure as Code
9 8 (13.56%) ITIL
10 6 (10.17%) Open Source
10 6 (10.17%) Platform Engineering
10 6 (10.17%) Technical Debt
11 5 (8.47%) Cloud Operations
11 5 (8.47%) Cost Optimisation
11 5 (8.47%) Data Science
11 5 (8.47%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 25 (42.37%) PowerShell
1 25 (42.37%) Python
2 12 (20.34%) Bash
3 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.47%) Java
5 4 (6.78%) SQL
6 3 (5.08%) Go
6 3 (5.08%) Perl
7 2 (3.39%) Groovy
7 2 (3.39%) Ruby
8 1 (1.69%) C
8 1 (1.69%) C#
8 1 (1.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (42.37%) Security Cleared
2 24 (40.68%) SC Cleared
3 11 (18.64%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (6.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) NIST
System Software
1 25 (42.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (28.81%) Docker
2 17 (28.81%) VMware NSX
3 16 (27.12%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 56 (94.92%) Ansible
2 38 (64.41%) Opscode Chef
2 38 (64.41%) Terraform
3 31 (52.54%) Puppet
4 29 (49.15%) vRealize
5 16 (27.12%) Kubernetes
6 14 (23.73%) VxRail
7 9 (15.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 8 (13.56%) Grafana
9 5 (8.47%) CloudForms
10 3 (5.08%) Prometheus
11 2 (3.39%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (1.69%) Argo
12 1 (1.69%) CASB
12 1 (1.69%) Consul
12 1 (1.69%) HP SiteScope
12 1 (1.69%) Nagios
12 1 (1.69%) Nessus
12 1 (1.69%) Nmap
12 1 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 31 (52.54%) VMware
2 18 (30.51%) Cisco
3 13 (22.03%) Splunk
4 12 (20.34%) Google
5 11 (18.64%) Dell
6 8 (13.56%) Red Hat
7 6 (10.17%) Oracle
8 5 (8.47%) Cloudera
8 5 (8.47%) NetApp
9 2 (3.39%) AppDynamics
9 2 (3.39%) Hortonworks
9 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
9 2 (3.39%) MuleSoft
9 2 (3.39%) SaltStack
10 1 (1.69%) Alibaba
10 1 (1.69%) Perforce
10 1 (1.69%) TOWER Software