Period
to 10 August 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of SaltStack products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SaltStack over the 6 months to 10 August 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within SaltStack.

SaltStack
UK
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 524 785 729
Rank change year-on-year +261 -56 -3
Contract jobs citing SaltStack 26 65 168
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.071% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.17% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 39 123
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £425
90th Percentile £550 £665 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -26.32% - -3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SaltStack is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 15,542 39,147 43,187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.39% 42.67% 41.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,297 24,392 26,738
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +4.71% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 649 1,462 1,595
Median hourly rate £24.00 £19.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.12% +8.74% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.37 £11.15 £11.05
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.04 £47.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.90 £16.77
% change year-on-year +11.73% +6.74% +1.64%

SaltStack
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SaltStack in the UK

SaltStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for SaltStack in the UK

SaltStack
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SaltStack over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SaltStack in the UK

SaltStack
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaltStack within the UK over the 6 months to 10 August 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 +260 21 £500 -4.76% 11
London +190 21 £500 -11.11% 5
UK excluding London +221 4 £350 -26.32% 6
Scotland +85 4 £350 -
Work from Home -14 4 £500 +5.26% 2

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SaltStack 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 SaltStack.

1 26 (100.00%) Puppet
2 23 (88.46%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (76.92%) Linux
3 20 (76.92%) Configuration Management
4 19 (73.08%) Python
4 19 (73.08%) Docker
4 19 (73.08%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (69.23%) Ansible
6 17 (65.38%) DevOps
6 17 (65.38%) Kubernetes
7 14 (53.85%) Terraform
7 14 (53.85%) IaaS
8 13 (50.00%) Salt
8 13 (50.00%) Unix
9 12 (46.15%) Perl
9 12 (46.15%) Infrastructure as Code
10 11 (42.31%) Subversion
10 11 (42.31%) Jenkins
10 11 (42.31%) GitHub
10 11 (42.31%) High Availability
11 10 (38.46%) Git (software)
11 10 (38.46%) C
12 9 (34.62%) Oracle
12 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (30.77%) Finance
13 8 (30.77%) C#
13 8 (30.77%) LDAP
13 8 (30.77%) Kerberos
13 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
13 8 (30.77%) Active Directory

SaltStack
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 4 (15.38%) Apache
1 4 (15.38%) Confluence
1 4 (15.38%) nginx
1 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 14 (53.85%) IaaS
2 11 (42.31%) GitHub
3 7 (26.92%) AWS
3 7 (26.92%) GCP
4 6 (23.08%) Azure
5 5 (19.23%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (19.23%) PaaS
5 5 (19.23%) SaaS
6 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) Kerberos
2 7 (26.92%) DNS
3 6 (23.08%) DHCP
4 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) MySQL
1 7 (26.92%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
3 4 (15.38%) MariaDB
3 4 (15.38%) Sybase ASE
4 2 (7.69%) Amazon Aurora
4 2 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Jenkins
1 11 (42.31%) Subversion
2 10 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 4 (15.38%) JIRA
3 4 (15.38%) TeamCity
4 2 (7.69%) Liquibase
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Retail
4 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.85%) International Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Law
5 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Site Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Site Reliability Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Linux Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Python Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Ruby Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Database Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Tools Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) LDAP
2 6 (23.08%) .NET
2 6 (23.08%) .NET Core
2 6 (23.08%) AngularJS
2 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (23.08%) CSS
2 6 (23.08%) CSS3
2 6 (23.08%) HTML
2 6 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (15.38%) Dapper ORM
3 4 (15.38%) LAMP
3 4 (15.38%) LAPP Stack
3 4 (15.38%) LEMP Stack
3 4 (15.38%) Node.js
3 4 (15.38%) RxJS
4 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
4 2 (7.69%) Kafka
4 2 (7.69%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Clustering
2 5 (19.23%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Linux
2 13 (50.00%) Unix
3 7 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (19.23%) Windows
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Configuration Management
2 19 (73.08%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (65.38%) DevOps
4 12 (46.15%) Infrastructure as Code
5 11 (42.31%) High Availability
6 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (30.77%) Microservices
8 7 (26.92%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 7 (26.92%) Test Automation
9 6 (23.08%) Availability Management
9 6 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (23.08%) Change Management
9 6 (23.08%) Open Source
10 5 (19.23%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (15.38%) Service-Level Objective
12 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 3 (11.54%) TDD
13 2 (7.69%) Kernel Tuning
13 2 (7.69%) Project Delivery
13 2 (7.69%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) Python
2 12 (46.15%) Perl
3 10 (38.46%) C
4 8 (30.77%) Bash Shell
4 8 (30.77%) C#
5 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 6 (23.08%) TypeScript
6 5 (19.23%) Ruby
7 4 (15.38%) Java
8 2 (7.69%) Go
8 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
9 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
9 1 (3.85%) SQL
9 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
System Software
1 19 (73.08%) Docker
2 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (11.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (7.69%) zsh
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 26 (100.00%) Puppet
2 23 (88.46%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (69.23%) Ansible
4 17 (65.38%) Kubernetes
5 14 (53.85%) Terraform
6 13 (50.00%) Salt
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (11.54%) Pacemaker
9 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (3.85%) Control-M
10 1 (3.85%) Data Guard
10 1 (3.85%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (3.85%) Packer
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Oracle
2 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
4 5 (19.23%) Sybase
5 4 (15.38%) VMware
6 3 (11.54%) Veritas
7 1 (3.85%) Alibaba
7 1 (3.85%) BMC
7 1 (3.85%) CA
7 1 (3.85%) Google
7 1 (3.85%) Hitachi
7 1 (3.85%) Sony
7 1 (3.85%) Splunk