Period
to 21 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 711 644 749
Rank change year-on-year -67 +105 -32
Contract jobs citing Salt 164 203 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.37% 1.97% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 139 94
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £400
90th Percentile £625 £596 £671
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £488
% change year-on-year +11.11% -7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 11,990 10,321 9,480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.80% 10.75% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,137 6,666 5,868
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £271 £263 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 258 312
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +0.45%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.23 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -18.92% -2.63% -5.28%

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 February 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 February 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 -62 154 £538 +7.50% 69
London -39 85 £550 +4.76% 45
UK excluding London -25 77 £500 +11.11% 26
South East +16 32 £525 +70.73% 10
Midlands +3 19 £538 +7.50% 2
West Midlands +2 17 £550 +10.00% 1
North of England -3 12 £425 -5.56% 9
Yorkshire -28 11 £425 -5.56% 4
Scotland - 6 £365 - 1
East of England -15 3 £225 -40.00% 1
Wales - 3 £450 -
East Midlands +11 2 £375 -16.67% 1
South West -2 2 £513 +5.13% 2
North West +8 1 £600 +33.33% 5

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 134 (81.71%) DevOps
2 132 (80.49%) Ansible
3 123 (75.00%) Linux
4 120 (73.17%) Puppet
5 109 (66.46%) Python
6 108 (65.85%) Opscode Chef
7 100 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
8 98 (59.76%) Configuration Management
9 89 (54.27%) Jenkins
10 84 (51.22%) Continuous Integration
10 84 (51.22%) Amazon AWS
11 82 (50.00%) Git (software)
12 59 (35.98%) Docker
13 54 (32.93%) Web Services
13 54 (32.93%) Java
14 46 (28.05%) Ruby
15 45 (27.44%) TCP/IP
15 45 (27.44%) TeamCity
16 40 (24.39%) Open Source
17 39 (23.78%) SaltStack
18 38 (23.17%) Microsoft Azure
19 37 (22.56%) MongoDB
19 37 (22.56%) Bash Shell
19 37 (22.56%) VMware
20 36 (21.95%) Subversion
21 35 (21.34%) JIRA
22 33 (20.12%) Test Automation
22 33 (20.12%) nginx
22 33 (20.12%) Terraform
23 32 (19.51%) Atlassian Bamboo

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 33 (20.12%) nginx
2 32 (19.51%) Confluence
3 27 (16.46%) Tomcat
4 18 (10.98%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (10.98%) OpenStack
5 9 (5.49%) Apache
6 8 (4.88%) Jetty
7 7 (4.27%) JBoss
8 6 (3.66%) Apache Spark
8 6 (3.66%) WebSphere
9 5 (3.05%) IIS
10 3 (1.83%) Mongrel
11 2 (1.22%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.61%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.61%) Mongoose
12 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 13 (7.93%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 84 (51.22%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (23.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (17.68%) IaaS
4 28 (17.07%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (7.93%) PaaS
6 11 (6.71%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (6.71%) Slack
6 11 (6.71%) Trello
7 8 (4.88%) Amazon S3
7 8 (4.88%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (4.88%) Route 53
8 6 (3.66%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (3.66%) SaaS
9 5 (3.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (3.05%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (3.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (1.83%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.83%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 45 (27.44%) TCP/IP
2 32 (19.51%) HTTP
3 27 (16.46%) SSL
4 14 (8.54%) DNS
5 7 (4.27%) DHCP
6 6 (3.66%) Firewall
7 5 (3.05%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.83%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (1.83%) VPN
9 2 (1.22%) SAN
10 1 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.61%) FTP
10 1 (0.61%) Internet
10 1 (0.61%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (22.56%) MongoDB
2 30 (18.29%) MySQL
3 23 (14.02%) Hadoop
4 22 (13.41%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (11.59%) Big Data
6 13 (7.93%) NoSQL
7 9 (5.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (4.88%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (3.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (3.66%) HBase
9 6 (3.66%) Redis
10 5 (3.05%) Apache Hive
10 5 (3.05%) Cloudera CDH
10 5 (3.05%) Impala
11 3 (1.83%) Apache Accumulo
11 3 (1.83%) SQL Server
12 2 (1.22%) Couchbase
12 2 (1.22%) InfluxDB
12 2 (1.22%) Riak
13 1 (0.61%) OpenTSDB
Development Applications
1 89 (54.27%) Jenkins
2 82 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 45 (27.44%) TeamCity
4 36 (21.95%) Subversion
5 35 (21.34%) JIRA
6 32 (19.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 20 (12.20%) Vagrant
8 17 (10.37%) Ant
9 15 (9.15%) MSBuild
10 14 (8.54%) Gradle
10 14 (8.54%) Maven
11 12 (7.32%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (7.32%) Sonatype Nexus
12 11 (6.71%) git-flow
13 6 (3.66%) Bitbucket
14 5 (3.05%) Hudson
14 5 (3.05%) Moq
14 5 (3.05%) NSubstitute
14 5 (3.05%) Rhino Mocks
15 4 (2.44%) Mercurial
General
1 15 (9.15%) Finance
2 14 (8.54%) Banking
3 6 (3.66%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.05%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.44%) Retail
6 1 (0.61%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 79 (48.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (14.02%) AWS Engineer
3 22 (13.41%) Cloud Engineer
4 19 (11.59%) Senior DevOps
5 18 (10.98%) AWS DevOps
5 18 (10.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 18 (10.98%) Developer
6 16 (9.76%) Linux Engineer
7 14 (8.54%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 14 (8.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 13 (7.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (7.32%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 11 (6.71%) Architect
11 10 (6.10%) DevOps Architect
12 9 (5.49%) Consultant
12 9 (5.49%) Infrastructure Architect
12 9 (5.49%) Senior Linux Engineer
12 9 (5.49%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (4.88%) DevOps Consultant
13 8 (4.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (32.93%) Web Services
2 28 (17.07%) Elastic Stack
3 18 (10.98%) Node.js
4 16 (9.76%) LEMP Stack
5 12 (7.32%) REST
6 11 (6.71%) pytest
7 10 (6.10%) Sensu
8 7 (4.27%) .NET
9 6 (3.66%) J2EE
10 5 (3.05%) Kafka
10 5 (3.05%) LAPP Stack
10 5 (3.05%) LDAP
10 5 (3.05%) Spring
11 4 (2.44%) React
12 3 (1.83%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (1.83%) AngularJS
12 3 (1.83%) Middleware
12 3 (1.83%) Natural Language Processing
12 3 (1.83%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (1.83%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.32%) Private Cloud
3 11 (6.71%) Clustering
4 10 (6.10%) Computer Science
5 9 (5.49%) Public Cloud
6 7 (4.27%) Cloud Native
7 4 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.83%) Life Science
9 2 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.22%) Minimum Viable Product
9 2 (1.22%) PKI
9 2 (1.22%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.61%) Blog
10 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.61%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.61%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.61%) Infotainment
10 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 123 (75.00%) Linux
2 32 (19.51%) Windows
3 23 (14.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (7.93%) Unix
5 12 (7.32%) CentOS
5 12 (7.32%) Ubuntu
6 6 (3.66%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.61%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.61%) Debian
9 1 (0.61%) Fedora
9 1 (0.61%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (81.71%) DevOps
2 100 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (59.76%) Configuration Management
4 84 (51.22%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (24.39%) Open Source
6 33 (20.12%) Test Automation
7 28 (17.07%) Continuous Delivery
8 24 (14.63%) High Availability
9 23 (14.02%) Scrum
10 16 (9.76%) Cloud Operations
10 16 (9.76%) Microservices
10 16 (9.76%) Release Management
11 14 (8.54%) Migration
11 14 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (6.10%) Load Balancing
12 10 (6.10%) Network Virtualisation
12 10 (6.10%) SOA
12 10 (6.10%) TDD
12 10 (6.10%) Web Operations
13 9 (5.49%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 109 (66.46%) Python
2 54 (32.93%) Java
3 46 (28.05%) Ruby
4 37 (22.56%) Bash Shell
5 26 (15.85%) PowerShell
6 21 (12.80%) Perl
7 19 (11.59%) PHP
8 18 (10.98%) C#
9 15 (9.15%) Go
10 11 (6.71%) Groovy
11 6 (3.66%) JavaScript
11 6 (3.66%) SQL
12 4 (2.44%) C
13 3 (1.83%) Scala
14 2 (1.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (8.54%) Degree
2 13 (7.93%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.49%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.22%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.22%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.61%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.61%) PhD
7 1 (0.61%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.83%) QA
2 2 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.61%) GCP
System Software
1 59 (35.98%) Docker
2 25 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.32%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.66%) HDFS
5 5 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.44%) vCloud
7 3 (1.83%) Active Directory
7 3 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.22%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.22%) Xen
9 1 (0.61%) Ceph
9 1 (0.61%) GPFS
9 1 (0.61%) iptables
9 1 (0.61%) KVM
Systems Management
1 132 (80.49%) Ansible
2 120 (73.17%) Puppet
3 108 (65.85%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (20.12%) Terraform
5 23 (14.02%) Kubernetes
6 8 (4.88%) Kibana
6 8 (4.88%) logstash
7 7 (4.27%) Packer
8 6 (3.66%) Marathon
8 6 (3.66%) Mesos
9 5 (3.05%) CFEngine
9 5 (3.05%) collectd
9 5 (3.05%) Nagios
9 5 (3.05%) Oozie
9 5 (3.05%) StatsD
10 4 (2.44%) HAProxy
10 4 (2.44%) ZABBIX
11 3 (1.83%) HP SiteScope
11 3 (1.83%) Rundeck
11 3 (1.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (23.78%) SaltStack
2 37 (22.56%) VMware
3 27 (16.46%) Red Hat
4 20 (12.20%) Google
4 20 (12.20%) Oracle
5 14 (8.54%) SAP
6 8 (4.88%) F5
6 8 (4.88%) Rackspace
7 7 (4.27%) Splunk
8 5 (3.05%) Brocade
8 5 (3.05%) Cisco
8 5 (3.05%) Cloudera
9 4 (2.44%) Microsoft
9 4 (2.44%) Tableau
10 3 (1.83%) Sybase
11 2 (1.22%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.22%) Juniper
11 2 (1.22%) New Relic
11 2 (1.22%) Remedy
11 2 (1.22%) Veritas