Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 760 790 768
Rank change year-on-year +30 -22 -16
Contract jobs citing SaltStack 51 112 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.25% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 71 117
UK median daily rate £614 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.75% -9.09% +13.40%
10th Percentile £363 £425 £411
90th Percentile £735 £650 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
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 36,307 44,013 43,677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.46% 42.30% 42.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,740 27,297 27,110
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%
10th Percentile £233 £250 £235
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,485 1,671 1,461
UK median hourly rate £19.47 £17.50 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.23% +0.72% +2.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £10.57
90th Percentile £52.05 £47.09 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.81 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.08% +1.88% -

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 20 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaltStack in the UK

SaltStack
Top 7 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 20 November 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 +29 49 £614 +22.75% 16
London +70 43 £625 +13.64% 7
UK excluding London +27 7 £488 +2.63% 11
South East +37 5 £475 - 3
Yorkshire +25 1 £500 - 2
Scotland +25 1 - - 1
North of England +8 1 £500 +1.01% 4

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 41 (80.39%) Python
1 41 (80.39%) Puppet
1 41 (80.39%) DevOps
2 35 (68.63%) Ansible
3 33 (64.71%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (64.71%) Docker
3 33 (64.71%) Linux
4 28 (54.90%) Terraform
5 26 (50.98%) Kubernetes
5 26 (50.98%) AWS
6 20 (39.22%) Jenkins
6 20 (39.22%) Configuration Management
7 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (35.29%) Salt
7 18 (35.29%) Git (software)
8 17 (33.33%) Node.js
8 17 (33.33%) Microservices
8 17 (33.33%) Ruby
8 17 (33.33%) Java
9 16 (31.37%) Perl
9 16 (31.37%) Bash Shell
10 14 (27.45%) CircleCI
11 13 (25.49%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (23.53%) Finance
12 12 (23.53%) Red Hat
12 12 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (23.53%) IaaS
13 11 (21.57%) Azure
13 11 (21.57%) Unix
14 10 (19.61%) JavaScript

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 9 (17.65%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (11.76%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.96%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.96%) Confluence
3 1 (1.96%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 26 (50.98%) AWS
2 12 (23.53%) IaaS
3 11 (21.57%) Azure
4 10 (19.61%) SaaS
5 9 (17.65%) Datadog
6 7 (13.73%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (13.73%) Serverless
7 5 (9.80%) GCP
8 3 (5.88%) GitHub
8 3 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (3.92%) OpenShift
10 1 (1.96%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) DNS
2 8 (15.69%) DHCP
3 6 (11.76%) BGP
3 6 (11.76%) EIGRP
3 6 (11.76%) Multicast
3 6 (11.76%) VXLAN
3 6 (11.76%) WAN
3 6 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (17.65%) InfluxDB
2 9 (17.65%) Redis
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.96%) BigQuery
3 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.96%) MSDE
3 1 (1.96%) MySQL
3 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (39.22%) Jenkins
2 18 (35.29%) Git (software)
3 14 (27.45%) CircleCI
4 10 (19.61%) GitLab
5 9 (17.65%) JIRA
6 8 (15.69%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (11.76%) Travis CI
8 1 (1.96%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.96%) Spinnaker
8 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Law
3 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.96%) Automotive
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (19.61%) Kubernetes Engineer
2 10 (19.61%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (17.65%) AWS DevOps
4 8 (15.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 8 (15.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 7 (13.73%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 5 (9.80%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (9.80%) Python Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) DevOps Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Junior
9 2 (3.92%) Junior Linux Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Lead DevOps
9 2 (3.92%) Network Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Operations Engineer
10 1 (1.96%) Administrator
10 1 (1.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 1 (1.96%) Linux Administrator
10 1 (1.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (33.33%) Node.js
2 9 (17.65%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (17.65%) GraphQL
2 9 (17.65%) gRPC
2 9 (17.65%) Kafka
2 9 (17.65%) Memcached
2 9 (17.65%) React Native
2 9 (17.65%) REST
2 9 (17.65%) Swagger
3 7 (13.73%) Django
4 3 (5.88%) Web Services
5 1 (1.96%) Angular 2
5 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.96%) boto
5 1 (1.96%) Celery
5 1 (1.96%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Mobile App
1 9 (17.65%) Wiki
2 7 (13.73%) Data Centre
3 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.84%) Hedge funds
5 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (64.71%) Linux
2 12 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (21.57%) Unix
4 9 (17.65%) Android
4 9 (17.65%) Apple iOS
5 5 (9.80%) CentOS
6 3 (5.88%) Windows
7 1 (1.96%) Debian
7 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (80.39%) DevOps
2 20 (39.22%) Configuration Management
3 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (33.33%) Microservices
5 13 (25.49%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (17.65%) Android Development
6 9 (17.65%) BPMN
6 9 (17.65%) Information Security
6 9 (17.65%) Infrastructure as Code
6 9 (17.65%) iOS Development
6 9 (17.65%) Kanban
6 9 (17.65%) Mobile Application Development
6 9 (17.65%) OWASP
6 9 (17.65%) Scrum
7 8 (15.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (13.73%) Load Balancing
8 7 (13.73%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (13.73%) Software Delivery
9 6 (11.76%) Network Virtualisation
9 6 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 41 (80.39%) Python
2 17 (33.33%) Java
2 17 (33.33%) Ruby
3 16 (31.37%) Bash Shell
3 16 (31.37%) Perl
4 10 (19.61%) JavaScript
5 9 (17.65%) Go
6 6 (11.76%) Tcl
7 5 (9.80%) C
8 2 (3.92%) SQL
9 1 (1.96%) C#
9 1 (1.96%) C++
9 1 (1.96%) Groovy
9 1 (1.96%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.96%) PHP
9 1 (1.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 33 (64.71%) Docker
2 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 41 (80.39%) Puppet
2 35 (68.63%) Ansible
3 33 (64.71%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (54.90%) Terraform
5 26 (50.98%) Kubernetes
6 18 (35.29%) Salt
7 9 (17.65%) Consul
7 9 (17.65%) Grafana
7 9 (17.65%) Graphite
7 9 (17.65%) Kibana
7 9 (17.65%) logstash
7 9 (17.65%) ZABBIX
8 7 (13.73%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (11.76%) Rancher
10 4 (7.84%) CFEngine
11 1 (1.96%) Fluentd
11 1 (1.96%) Mesos
11 1 (1.96%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) Red Hat
2 9 (17.65%) ServiceNow
3 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
4 6 (11.76%) Arista
4 6 (11.76%) Cisco
4 6 (11.76%) HP
4 6 (11.76%) Intel
5 3 (5.88%) VMware
6 1 (1.96%) Google
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle
6 1 (1.96%) SAP