Period
to 5 July 2020

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 5 July 2020 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 524 718 628
Rank change year-on-year +194 -90 +93
Contract jobs citing Salt 67 131 285
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.08% 0.95% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 107 186
Median daily rate £575 £573 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.44% +9.05% +16.67%
10th Percentile £301 £385 £409
90th Percentile £738 £692 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £550 £475
% change year-on-year +4.55% +15.79% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £52.50
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 6,224 13,812 13,646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.07% 14.74% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,030 9,255 9,051
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £302 £300 £271
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 345 345
Median hourly rate £24.20 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.02% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £13.07 £12.00 £11.83
90th Percentile £48.57 £47.83 £49.13
Median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +21.43% - -

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 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Salt in the UK

Salt
Top 8 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 5 July 2020. 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 +201 64 £575 +0.44% 9
UK excluding London +186 42 £575 +4.55% 3
North of England +102 36 £600 +9.09%
Yorkshire +95 24 £675 +44.39%
London +168 23 £575 - 7
North West +49 12 £525 -4.55%
South East +141 3 £133 -71.94% 1
Scotland +70 3 £350 - 1

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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 64 (95.52%) Puppet
2 61 (91.04%) Python
3 60 (89.55%) Opscode Chef
4 57 (85.07%) Ansible
4 57 (85.07%) Configuration Management
5 55 (82.09%) Jenkins
6 50 (74.63%) Terraform
7 48 (71.64%) AWS
8 46 (68.66%) Git (software)
8 46 (68.66%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (64.18%) Kubernetes
10 42 (62.69%) DevOps
11 41 (61.19%) CircleCI
12 36 (53.73%) Linux
12 36 (53.73%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (49.25%) Open Source
13 33 (49.25%) Task Automation
14 32 (47.76%) Azure
15 31 (46.27%) Continuous Delivery
16 29 (43.28%) JavaScript
17 27 (40.30%) TCP/IP
17 27 (40.30%) HTTP
17 27 (40.30%) GCP
18 26 (38.81%) Google
19 25 (37.31%) Infrastructure Management
19 25 (37.31%) Infrastructure Automation
20 24 (35.82%) Docker
20 24 (35.82%) Perl
21 22 (32.84%) Bash Shell
22 18 (26.87%) Ruby

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 1 (1.49%) CMS
1 1 (1.49%) Confluence
1 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.49%) JBoss
1 1 (1.49%) Jetty
1 1 (1.49%) MQSeries
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Self-Service HR
1 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Fuse
1 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 48 (71.64%) AWS
2 32 (47.76%) Azure
3 27 (40.30%) GCP
4 13 (19.40%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (13.43%) IaaS
6 2 (2.99%) Datadog
6 2 (2.99%) GitHub
6 2 (2.99%) npm
6 2 (2.99%) Yarn
7 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (40.30%) HTTP
1 27 (40.30%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.45%) DNS
3 6 (8.96%) DHCP
4 1 (1.49%) Firewall
4 1 (1.49%) Network Security
4 1 (1.49%) SSH
4 1 (1.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) MySQL
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon Aurora
2 2 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.99%) Big Data
3 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 55 (82.09%) Jenkins
2 46 (68.66%) Git (software)
3 41 (61.19%) CircleCI
4 13 (19.40%) Travis CI
5 10 (14.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (7.46%) Hudson
7 3 (4.48%) GitLab
7 3 (4.48%) Gradle
7 3 (4.48%) Maven
8 2 (2.99%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.99%) Gerrit
8 2 (2.99%) Liquibase
9 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.49%) FishEye
9 1 (1.49%) JIRA
9 1 (1.49%) Leiningen
9 1 (1.49%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.49%) Poseidon for UML
9 1 (1.49%) Selenium
9 1 (1.49%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (10.45%) Public Sector
2 4 (5.97%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (44.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (25.37%) Senior DevOps
3 14 (20.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 9 (13.43%) Operations Engineer
4 9 (13.43%) Web Engineer
5 8 (11.94%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) AWS DevOps
6 5 (7.46%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Senior Web Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) WebOps Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Deskside Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Head of DevOps
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Architect
9 2 (2.99%) Head of Operations
9 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) Hibernate
1 3 (4.48%) Node.js
2 2 (2.99%) Kafka
2 2 (2.99%) Spring Boot
2 2 (2.99%) Web Services
3 1 (1.49%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.49%) Apache Camel
3 1 (1.49%) Django
3 1 (1.49%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.49%) GWT
3 1 (1.49%) JMS
3 1 (1.49%) jQuery
3 1 (1.49%) JSON
3 1 (1.49%) LDAP
3 1 (1.49%) MSMQ
3 1 (1.49%) Play Framework
3 1 (1.49%) React
3 1 (1.49%) Spring
3 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Data Centre
1 4 (5.97%) Virtual Team
2 3 (4.48%) Clustering
3 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) Derivative
4 1 (1.49%) PKI
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (53.73%) Linux
2 10 (14.93%) Unix
3 5 (7.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.97%) Mac OS X
4 4 (5.97%) Windows
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.49%) Android
6 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.49%) CentOS
6 1 (1.49%) Debian
6 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (85.07%) Configuration Management
2 46 (68.66%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (62.69%) DevOps
4 36 (53.73%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (49.25%) Open Source
5 33 (49.25%) Task Automation
6 31 (46.27%) Continuous Delivery
7 25 (37.31%) Infrastructure Automation
7 25 (37.31%) Infrastructure Management
8 15 (22.39%) Infrastructure as Code
8 15 (22.39%) Web Operations
9 12 (17.91%) Technical Debt
10 11 (16.42%) Collaborative Working
10 11 (16.42%) Mentoring
11 9 (13.43%) High Availability
11 9 (13.43%) Test Automation
12 5 (7.46%) Kanban
12 5 (7.46%) Scrum
13 4 (5.97%) Microservices
13 4 (5.97%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 61 (91.04%) Python
2 29 (43.28%) JavaScript
3 24 (35.82%) Perl
4 22 (32.84%) Bash Shell
5 18 (26.87%) Ruby
6 11 (16.42%) C
7 8 (11.94%) Go
8 6 (8.96%) Java
9 5 (7.46%) Groovy
9 5 (7.46%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.49%) C++
10 1 (1.49%) Clojure
10 1 (1.49%) ClojureScript
10 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.49%) Scala
10 1 (1.49%) SQL
10 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.48%) DBS Check
3 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.42%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (35.82%) Docker
2 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.48%) KVM
2 3 (4.48%) NFS
2 3 (4.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.99%) zsh
Systems Management
1 64 (95.52%) Puppet
2 60 (89.55%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (85.07%) Ansible
4 50 (74.63%) Terraform
5 43 (64.18%) Kubernetes
6 13 (19.40%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (7.46%) Grafana
8 4 (5.97%) Rancher
9 3 (4.48%) Graylog
9 3 (4.48%) Pacemaker
9 3 (4.48%) ZABBIX
10 2 (2.99%) Prometheus
11 1 (1.49%) Consul
11 1 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (1.49%) Packer
Vendors
1 26 (38.81%) Google
2 12 (17.91%) SaltStack
3 5 (7.46%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.48%) Aspera
4 3 (4.48%) Signiant
4 3 (4.48%) SolarWinds
4 3 (4.48%) Veritas
4 3 (4.48%) VMware
5 2 (2.99%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.99%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.49%) Axway
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.49%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle
6 1 (1.49%) Sparx
6 1 (1.49%) Splunk
6 1 (1.49%) Sybase
6 1 (1.49%) TOWER Software