Period
to 15 May 2021

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 15 May 2021 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
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 628 618 781
Rank change year-on-year -10 +163 -64
Contract jobs citing SaltStack 50 17 77
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.034% 0.084%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.080% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 47
10th Percentile £368 £417 £452
25th Percentile £400 £480 £484
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year -19.57% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £497 £684 £600
90th Percentile £545 £713 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -30.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 23,623 21,164 38,202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.33% 42.39% 41.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,126 13,200 24,062
10th Percentile £281 £225 £263
25th Percentile £381 £356 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £460
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +2.22%
75th Percentile £575 £560 £563
90th Percentile £675 £650 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 722 865 1,247
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.83 £10.91
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £18.11
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +4.91% +6.53%
75th Percentile £45.00 £33.75 £37.06
90th Percentile £58.59 £52.12 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +8.07%

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 15 May 2021.

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 15 May 2021. 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 +17 37 £475 -17.39% 15
London -13 33 £475 -26.92% 5
Work from Home - 17 £475 - 2
UK excluding London +41 10 £350 -30.00% 10
Scotland -14 8 £400 -
South West +33 2 £350 -

For the 6 months to 15 May 2021, 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 44 (88.00%) Ansible
2 40 (80.00%) Linux
3 28 (56.00%) Puppet
4 27 (54.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (54.00%) Red Hat
5 26 (52.00%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (46.00%) Python
6 23 (46.00%) Configuration Management
7 21 (42.00%) Salt
8 20 (40.00%) AWS
9 19 (38.00%) VMware
10 18 (36.00%) Git (software)
11 15 (30.00%) Unix
11 15 (30.00%) Perl
11 15 (30.00%) Jenkins
12 14 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (26.00%) Clustering
14 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (24.00%) DevOps
15 11 (22.00%) Azure
15 11 (22.00%) Veritas
15 11 (22.00%) Symantec
16 10 (20.00%) Firewall
16 10 (20.00%) CentOS
16 10 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
17 9 (18.00%) GitLab
17 9 (18.00%) JIRA
18 8 (16.00%) YAML
18 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
18 8 (16.00%) GAP Analysis

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 6 (12.00%) Confluence
2 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 20 (40.00%) AWS
2 11 (22.00%) Azure
3 7 (14.00%) GitHub
3 7 (14.00%) IaaS
3 7 (14.00%) SaaS
4 5 (10.00%) GCP
4 5 (10.00%) PaaS
5 3 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.00%) Amazon Cognito
6 1 (2.00%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (2.00%) AWS KMS
6 1 (2.00%) npm
6 1 (2.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) Firewall
2 7 (14.00%) DNS
3 5 (10.00%) Kerberos
3 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.00%) HTTP
5 2 (4.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) Data Lake
2 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.00%) MySQL
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (36.00%) Git (software)
2 15 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (18.00%) GitLab
3 9 (18.00%) JIRA
4 7 (14.00%) Subversion
5 6 (12.00%) Maven
6 4 (8.00%) Artifactory
6 4 (8.00%) Gradle
6 4 (8.00%) TeamCity
7 3 (6.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (6.00%) Hudson
7 3 (6.00%) JUnit
8 2 (4.00%) Bitbucket
8 2 (4.00%) Serena SBM
8 2 (4.00%) SonarQube
9 1 (2.00%) Ant
9 1 (2.00%) Burp Suite
9 1 (2.00%) GoCD
9 1 (2.00%) Liquibase
9 1 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Social Skills
4 3 (6.00%) Public Sector
5 2 (4.00%) Electronics
5 2 (4.00%) International Banking
5 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.00%) Marketing
5 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Administrator
2 14 (28.00%) Linux Administrator
3 12 (24.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 11 (22.00%) Service Operations Specialist
5 10 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (16.00%) Developer
6 8 (16.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (16.00%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (14.00%) Python Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
8 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support
8 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
8 4 (8.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Operations Support Specialist
8 4 (8.00%) Support Specialist
8 4 (8.00%) Unix Specialist
8 4 (8.00%) Unix Support
8 4 (8.00%) Unix Support Specialist
9 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) YAML
2 6 (12.00%) REST
3 5 (10.00%) LDAP
4 4 (8.00%) SOAP
4 4 (8.00%) Web Services
5 2 (4.00%) Middleware
5 2 (4.00%) Sensu
6 1 (2.00%) Django
6 1 (2.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Clustering
2 8 (16.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.00%) Replication
4 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (80.00%) Linux
2 27 (54.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (30.00%) Unix
4 10 (20.00%) CentOS
5 8 (16.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 5 (10.00%) Solaris
7 4 (8.00%) Windows
8 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
9 2 (4.00%) SUSE
9 2 (4.00%) Ubuntu
9 2 (4.00%) VMS
10 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.00%) Configuration Management
2 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.00%) DevOps
3 10 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (16.00%) GAP Analysis
4 8 (16.00%) Server Hardening
4 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (14.00%) High Availability
6 6 (12.00%) ITIL
7 4 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.00%) Kernel Tuning
7 4 (8.00%) Storage Management
8 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (6.00%) ITSM
8 3 (6.00%) Security Hardening
8 3 (6.00%) Service Management
8 3 (6.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.00%) Python
2 15 (30.00%) Perl
3 7 (14.00%) Ruby
4 5 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 5 (10.00%) C
5 3 (6.00%) Go
6 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 1 (2.00%) CEH
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.00%) CISSP
2 1 (2.00%) CSSLP
2 1 (2.00%) OSCP
2 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) GDPR
1 2 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (16.00%) Docker
2 8 (16.00%) iptables
3 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (8.00%) NFS
4 4 (8.00%) Veritas File System
5 2 (4.00%) KVM
5 2 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 44 (88.00%) Ansible
2 28 (56.00%) Puppet
3 26 (52.00%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (42.00%) Salt
5 4 (8.00%) Control-M
5 4 (8.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (8.00%) Kubernetes
5 4 (8.00%) Netcool
5 4 (8.00%) QRadar
5 4 (8.00%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (8.00%) Tivoli
5 4 (8.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Terraform
7 2 (4.00%) BladeLogic
7 2 (4.00%) Capistrano
7 2 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (4.00%) Icinga
7 2 (4.00%) Nagios
7 2 (4.00%) Prometheus
8 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 27 (54.00%) Red Hat
2 19 (38.00%) VMware
3 11 (22.00%) Symantec
3 11 (22.00%) Veritas
4 8 (16.00%) Cisco
4 8 (16.00%) Remedy
5 7 (14.00%) Oracle
6 6 (12.00%) BMC
7 4 (8.00%) CyberArk
7 4 (8.00%) EMC
7 4 (8.00%) IBM
7 4 (8.00%) Qualys
7 4 (8.00%) ServiceNow
7 4 (8.00%) Splunk
8 2 (4.00%) HP
8 2 (4.00%) Infoblox
8 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.00%) SAP
8 2 (4.00%) Serena
9 1 (2.00%) Google