Period
to 21 July 2019

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 21 July 2019 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 783 727 735
Rank change year-on-year -56 +8 +98
Contract jobs citing SaltStack 66 170 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.39% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 132 107
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £458 £414 £405
90th Percentile £650 £625 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £463 £500
% change year-on-year +2.70% -7.50% +19.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 39,343 43,303 42,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.58% 41.57% 43.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,495 26,794 25,730
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,407 1,614 1,435
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.11 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.29 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.90 £16.50 £16.36
% change year-on-year +8.48% +0.89% -6.54%

SaltStack
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SaltStack in the UK

SaltStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SaltStack.

Contractor daily rate trend for SaltStack in the UK

SaltStack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaltStack over the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaltStack in the UK

SaltStack
Top 6 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 21 July 2019. 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 -43 64 £550 +10.00% 26
London -21 50 £600 +9.09% 18
UK excluding London -6 15 £475 +2.70% 8
South East +19 8 £475 - 2
South West -21 6 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, 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 62 (93.94%) Ansible
2 56 (84.85%) Python
3 54 (81.82%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (78.79%) Puppet
4 52 (78.79%) DevOps
5 51 (77.27%) Terraform
6 46 (69.70%) Bash Shell
7 45 (68.18%) Docker
8 42 (63.64%) Linux
9 40 (60.61%) Microsoft Azure
9 40 (60.61%) Kubernetes
10 38 (57.58%) Configuration Management
11 37 (56.06%) Opscode Chef
12 32 (48.48%) Ruby
13 30 (45.45%) Git (software)
14 28 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
15 23 (34.85%) Jenkins
15 23 (34.85%) Node.js
16 22 (33.33%) Kafka
17 20 (30.30%) GitHub
17 20 (30.30%) Elastic Stack
18 19 (28.79%) REST
18 19 (28.79%) Continuous Integration
19 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
20 17 (25.76%) Finance
20 17 (25.76%) OWASP
20 17 (25.76%) GitLab
20 17 (25.76%) gRPC
20 17 (25.76%) Infrastructure as Code
21 16 (24.24%) logstash

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 16 (24.24%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (7.58%) nginx
3 4 (6.06%) Apache
4 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 54 (81.82%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (60.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (30.30%) GitHub
4 15 (22.73%) Amazon S3
5 13 (19.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (16.67%) Datadog
7 9 (13.64%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (10.61%) OpenShift
9 4 (6.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (6.06%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (6.06%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (4.55%) CloudFront
10 3 (4.55%) PaaS
10 3 (4.55%) Route 53
11 1 (1.52%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (1.52%) IaaS
11 1 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) Firewall
2 6 (9.09%) Kerberos
3 3 (4.55%) DNS
3 3 (4.55%) VPN
4 1 (1.52%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 11 (16.67%) InfluxDB
1 11 (16.67%) Redis
2 6 (9.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 6 (9.09%) Big Data
2 6 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 6 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 5 (7.58%) HBase
3 5 (7.58%) JanusGraph
4 4 (6.06%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.55%) MySQL
6 1 (1.52%) BigQuery
6 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 23 (34.85%) Jenkins
3 17 (25.76%) GitLab
4 11 (16.67%) JIRA
4 11 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
5 10 (15.15%) CircleCI
6 9 (13.64%) Bitbucket
7 8 (12.12%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (10.61%) GoCD
9 6 (9.09%) CF BOSH
10 5 (7.58%) Gradle
10 5 (7.58%) Maven
10 5 (7.58%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (7.58%) Spinnaker
11 4 (6.06%) Artifactory
12 3 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (4.55%) TeamCity
12 3 (4.55%) Vagrant
13 1 (1.52%) Selenium
13 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (25.76%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Advertising
3 3 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (68.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (19.70%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) AWS Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Architect
4 7 (10.61%) DevOps Architect
5 6 (9.09%) Azure Architect
5 6 (9.09%) Azure DevOps
5 6 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) AWS DevOps
6 5 (7.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Big Data Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (6.06%) Data Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Architect
8 3 (4.55%) Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Hadoop Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Java Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (34.85%) Node.js
2 22 (33.33%) Kafka
3 20 (30.30%) Elastic Stack
4 19 (28.79%) REST
5 17 (25.76%) gRPC
6 11 (16.67%) GraphQL
6 11 (16.67%) Memcached
6 11 (16.67%) React Native
6 11 (16.67%) Swagger
7 8 (12.12%) Web Services
8 6 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
8 6 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (7.58%) Apache NiFi
10 4 (6.06%) LAMP
10 4 (6.06%) OAuth
10 4 (6.06%) OpenID
11 2 (3.03%) .NET
11 2 (3.03%) RESTful
12 1 (1.52%) CSS
12 1 (1.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) Mobile App
1 11 (16.67%) Wiki
2 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (9.09%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) Cloud Native
4 2 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.52%) Blog
5 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 42 (63.64%) Linux
2 12 (18.18%) Windows
3 11 (16.67%) Android
3 11 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 8 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (7.58%) Unix
6 1 (1.52%) CentOS
6 1 (1.52%) Debian
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (78.79%) DevOps
2 38 (57.58%) Configuration Management
3 28 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (28.79%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (25.76%) Infrastructure as Code
5 17 (25.76%) OWASP
6 12 (18.18%) Information Security
7 11 (16.67%) Android Development
7 11 (16.67%) BPMN
7 11 (16.67%) iOS Development
7 11 (16.67%) Kanban
7 11 (16.67%) Microservices
7 11 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
7 11 (16.67%) Scrum
7 11 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Automation
9 7 (10.61%) Migration
9 7 (10.61%) Security Monitoring
9 7 (10.61%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (84.85%) Python
2 46 (69.70%) Bash Shell
3 32 (48.48%) Ruby
4 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
5 13 (19.70%) Perl
6 11 (16.67%) Go
7 10 (15.15%) PowerShell
8 8 (12.12%) SQL
9 6 (9.09%) Java
9 6 (9.09%) Java 8
9 6 (9.09%) Scala
10 4 (6.06%) PHP
11 1 (1.52%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 9 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 45 (68.18%) Docker
2 7 (10.61%) Active Directory
3 6 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.52%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 62 (93.94%) Ansible
2 52 (78.79%) Puppet
3 51 (77.27%) Terraform
4 40 (60.61%) Kubernetes
5 37 (56.06%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (24.24%) logstash
6 16 (24.24%) ZABBIX
7 11 (16.67%) Consul
7 11 (16.67%) Grafana
7 11 (16.67%) Graphite
7 11 (16.67%) Kibana
8 9 (13.64%) Salt
9 7 (10.61%) Rundeck
10 6 (9.09%) Nagios
11 5 (7.58%) HAProxy
12 4 (6.06%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (6.06%) Mesos
13 3 (4.55%) Packer
14 1 (1.52%) Prometheus
14 1 (1.52%) yum
Vendors
1 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.67%) ServiceNow
3 9 (13.64%) Red Hat
4 8 (12.12%) Atlassian
4 8 (12.12%) VMware
5 6 (9.09%) Hortonworks
6 5 (7.58%) Google
6 5 (7.58%) Splunk
7 4 (6.06%) LogRhythm
8 3 (4.55%) New Relic