Period
to 21 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Terraform skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Terraform over the 6 months to 21 September 2017 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.

Terraform
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 484 889
Rank change year-on-year +242 +405 -
Contract jobs citing Terraform 1045 451 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 0.42% 0.007%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.59% 3.80% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 289 8
UK median daily rate £525 £510 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.29% -
10th Percentile £418 £387 £444
90th Percentile £638 £605 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £496 £469 £463
% change year-on-year +5.85% +1.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Terraform 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 10897 11872 9622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.03% 11.03% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7227 7599 5946
UK median daily rate £470 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.59% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £370
% change year-on-year +5.77% +5.41% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 266 347
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.14 £40.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.38 £26.25 £20.19
% change year-on-year -33.78% +30.05% +0.93%

Terraform
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Terraform in the UK

Terraform
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Terraform in the UK

Terraform
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Terraform over the 6 months to 21 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Terraform in the UK

Terraform
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Terraform within the UK over the 6 months to 21 September 2017. 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 +249 1026 £525 +1.94% 87
London +140 750 £538 +2.38% 60
UK excluding London +236 292 £496 +5.85% 26
South East +121 108 £500 - 14
Midlands +69 76 £475 -2.06% 2
West Midlands +67 57 £475 +18.60%
North of England +101 52 £475 +11.76% 7
North West +58 31 £475 - 5
East of England +21 26 £500 -6.54% 2
East Midlands +17 22 £500 -4.76% 2
Yorkshire +48 20 £488 +14.71% 1
South West +18 16 £469 -14.77% 1
Wales +4 13 £475 +5.56%
Scotland - 5 £365 -
North East - 1 £323 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Terraform also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Terraform.

1 806 (77.13%) DevOps
2 719 (68.80%) Amazon AWS
3 607 (58.09%) Linux
4 564 (53.97%) Docker
5 558 (53.40%) Ansible
6 498 (47.66%) Puppet
7 484 (46.32%) Jenkins
8 452 (43.25%) Python
9 421 (40.29%) Agile Software Development
10 338 (32.34%) Java
11 313 (29.95%) Continuous Integration
11 313 (29.95%) Kubernetes
12 297 (28.42%) Configuration Management
13 261 (24.98%) Git (software)
14 252 (24.11%) Bash Shell
15 222 (21.24%) Ruby
16 221 (21.15%) Opscode Chef
17 185 (17.70%) JIRA
18 184 (17.61%) Elasticsearch
19 183 (17.51%) Security Cleared
20 174 (16.65%) PostgreSQL
21 167 (15.98%) Confluence
22 165 (15.79%) AWS CloudFormation
23 161 (15.41%) Microservices
24 156 (14.93%) Scrum
25 155 (14.83%) SC Cleared
26 141 (13.49%) Open Source
27 139 (13.30%) Finance
28 135 (12.92%) Elastic Stack
29 134 (12.82%) TDD

Terraform
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
1 184 (17.61%) Elasticsearch
2 167 (15.98%) Confluence
3 91 (8.71%) Apache Spark
4 69 (6.60%) Tomcat
5 62 (5.93%) nginx
6 61 (5.84%) Apache
7 49 (4.69%) Apache Solr
8 47 (4.50%) OpenStack
9 33 (3.16%) Cloud Foundry
10 18 (1.72%) IIS
10 18 (1.72%) JBoss
11 10 (0.96%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.86%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.67%) Jetty
14 5 (0.48%) CMS
15 4 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 3 (0.29%) Hubot
16 3 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
17 2 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (0.86%) HipChat
2 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (0.67%) Magento
2 3 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 719 (68.80%) Amazon AWS
2 165 (15.79%) AWS CloudFormation
3 134 (12.82%) Amazon EC2
4 129 (12.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 106 (10.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 100 (9.57%) Amazon S3
7 87 (8.33%) GitHub
8 68 (6.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 67 (6.41%) AWS Lambda
10 56 (5.36%) Amazon ELB
11 42 (4.02%) Route 53
12 36 (3.44%) PaaS
13 32 (3.06%) Google Cloud Platform
14 26 (2.49%) SaaS
15 25 (2.39%) Heroku
16 23 (2.20%) Datadog
17 19 (1.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 19 (1.82%) IaaS
18 18 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
19 17 (1.63%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 68 (6.51%) HTTP
2 47 (4.50%) DNS
3 46 (4.40%) Kerberos
4 36 (3.44%) SSL
4 36 (3.44%) VPN
5 32 (3.06%) TCP/IP
6 23 (2.20%) OpenLDAP
7 22 (2.11%) SSH
8 19 (1.82%) OpenVPN
9 16 (1.53%) DSL
10 11 (1.05%) Firewall
10 11 (1.05%) FTP
10 11 (1.05%) Internet
11 8 (0.77%) BGP
11 8 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (0.77%) IPsec
11 8 (0.77%) Reverse Proxy
11 8 (0.77%) WAN
12 7 (0.67%) LAN
12 7 (0.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (16.65%) PostgreSQL
2 124 (11.87%) Hadoop
3 112 (10.72%) MongoDB
4 110 (10.53%) Big Data
5 80 (7.66%) Amazon RDS
6 74 (7.08%) MySQL
7 57 (5.45%) HBase
8 56 (5.36%) NoSQL
9 54 (5.17%) Redis
10 46 (4.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 35 (3.35%) Apache Cassandra
12 34 (3.25%) Relational Database
13 32 (3.06%) SQL Server
14 21 (2.01%) Apache Hive
15 18 (1.72%) RDBMS
16 15 (1.44%) Oracle Database
17 10 (0.96%) DataStax
18 6 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
19 4 (0.38%) InfluxDB
20 3 (0.29%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 484 (46.32%) Jenkins
2 261 (24.98%) Git (software)
3 185 (17.70%) JIRA
4 78 (7.46%) Bitbucket
5 77 (7.37%) Vagrant
6 64 (6.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 59 (5.65%) Maven
7 59 (5.65%) Sonatype Nexus
8 57 (5.45%) Cucumber
9 56 (5.36%) Artifactory
10 36 (3.44%) GitLab
11 33 (3.16%) TeamCity
12 31 (2.97%) Ant
12 31 (2.97%) SonarQube
13 28 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
14 27 (2.58%) Subversion
15 24 (2.30%) JUnit
16 21 (2.01%) RSpec
17 19 (1.82%) Selenium
18 18 (1.72%) Liquibase
General
1 139 (13.30%) Finance
2 31 (2.97%) Banking
3 25 (2.39%) Publishing
4 23 (2.20%) Marketing
4 23 (2.20%) Retail
5 20 (1.91%) Manufacturing
5 20 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.82%) Electronics
7 15 (1.44%) Front Office
8 9 (0.86%) Law
9 5 (0.48%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.38%) Advertising
10 4 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.38%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.19%) Automotive
11 2 (0.19%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.096%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.096%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.096%) Hungarian Language
12 1 (0.096%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 572 (54.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 256 (24.50%) AWS Engineer
3 247 (23.64%) AWS DevOps
4 203 (19.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 113 (10.81%) Linux Engineer
6 106 (10.14%) Developer
7 99 (9.47%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 90 (8.61%) Cloud Engineer
8 90 (8.61%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 79 (7.56%) Architect
10 68 (6.51%) Consultant
11 57 (5.45%) Senior DevOps
12 50 (4.78%) Java Developer
13 48 (4.59%) DevOps Consultant
14 46 (4.40%) Data Engineer
14 46 (4.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 39 (3.73%) AWS Architect
16 37 (3.54%) Big Data Engineer
16 37 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 35 (3.35%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (12.92%) Elastic Stack
2 123 (11.77%) Node.js
3 112 (10.72%) Web Services
4 106 (10.14%) REST
5 79 (7.56%) Kafka
6 68 (6.51%) Spring
7 56 (5.36%) Spring Boot
8 49 (4.69%) React
9 47 (4.50%) Apache Camel
10 42 (4.02%) Drools
11 40 (3.83%) RESTful
12 39 (3.73%) RabbitMQ
13 35 (3.35%) .NET
14 28 (2.68%) Sensu
15 25 (2.39%) Middleware
16 23 (2.20%) AngularJS
17 21 (2.01%) HTML
18 18 (1.72%) MCollective
19 17 (1.63%) CSS
20 16 (1.53%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (5.55%) Public Cloud
2 39 (3.73%) Algorithms
3 34 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (2.20%) Linux Command Line
5 22 (2.11%) Fintech
6 17 (1.63%) Data Structures
7 16 (1.53%) Data Centre
8 14 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (1.34%) Private Cloud
9 10 (0.96%) Cloud Native
10 8 (0.77%) Client/Server
10 8 (0.77%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.67%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.67%) User Experience
12 6 (0.57%) Clustering
12 6 (0.57%) iPad
12 6 (0.57%) Semantic Web
13 5 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.48%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 607 (58.09%) Linux
2 129 (12.34%) CentOS
3 107 (10.24%) Windows
4 93 (8.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 84 (8.04%) Unix
6 70 (6.70%) Ubuntu
7 29 (2.78%) CoreOS
8 28 (2.68%) Windows Server
9 18 (1.72%) SUSE
10 14 (1.34%) Debian
11 9 (0.86%) VMS
12 8 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.48%) Fedora
15 3 (0.29%) Solaris
15 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.19%) AIX
16 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.19%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 806 (77.13%) DevOps
2 421 (40.29%) Agile Software Development
3 313 (29.95%) Continuous Integration
4 297 (28.42%) Configuration Management
5 161 (15.41%) Microservices
6 156 (14.93%) Scrum
7 141 (13.49%) Open Source
8 134 (12.82%) TDD
9 128 (12.25%) Continuous Delivery
10 79 (7.56%) E-Commerce
10 79 (7.56%) Test Automation
11 68 (6.51%) Kanban
12 67 (6.41%) Software Engineering
13 60 (5.74%) BDD
14 59 (5.65%) Migration
15 49 (4.69%) Analytics
16 46 (4.40%) Data Architecture
17 42 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
17 42 (4.02%) Load Balancing
17 42 (4.02%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 452 (43.25%) Python
2 338 (32.34%) Java
3 252 (24.11%) Bash Shell
4 222 (21.24%) Ruby
5 110 (10.53%) Go
6 73 (6.99%) JavaScript
7 62 (5.93%) Perl
8 56 (5.36%) Groovy
9 53 (5.07%) Shell Script
10 52 (4.98%) PowerShell
11 48 (4.59%) SQL
12 35 (3.35%) Scala
13 33 (3.16%) PHP
14 18 (1.72%) R
15 15 (1.44%) C#
16 13 (1.24%) Bourne shell
16 13 (1.24%) Korn
17 11 (1.05%) C
18 7 (0.67%) Clojure
19 4 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 183 (17.51%) Security Cleared
2 155 (14.83%) SC Cleared
3 64 (6.12%) AWS Certification
4 14 (1.34%) DV Cleared
5 8 (0.77%) BC Cleared
6 5 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (0.38%) CREST Certified
7 4 (0.38%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.29%) CISM
8 3 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.19%) CCDP
9 2 (0.19%) CCNP
9 2 (0.19%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.19%) CISSP
10 1 (0.096%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.096%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.096%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.096%) CISA
10 1 (0.096%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.11%) QA
2 8 (0.77%) GDPR
3 5 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.48%) SLA
4 4 (0.38%) GCP
4 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.096%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 564 (53.97%) Docker
2 51 (4.88%) HDFS
3 38 (3.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 35 (3.35%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (2.68%) vCloud
6 24 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (2.01%) Squid
8 20 (1.91%) Active Directory
9 18 (1.72%) Postfix
10 15 (1.44%) vSphere
11 13 (1.24%) etcd
11 13 (1.24%) LXC
12 7 (0.67%) flannel
12 7 (0.67%) oVirt
12 7 (0.67%) RHEV
13 6 (0.57%) Corosync
14 5 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.38%) NFS
15 4 (0.38%) Varnish
15 4 (0.38%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 558 (53.40%) Ansible
2 498 (47.66%) Puppet
3 313 (29.95%) Kubernetes
4 221 (21.15%) Opscode Chef
5 113 (10.81%) Packer
6 76 (7.27%) Consul
6 76 (7.27%) logstash
7 64 (6.12%) Kibana
8 37 (3.54%) Graphite
9 35 (3.35%) Docker Swarm
9 35 (3.35%) ZABBIX
10 31 (2.97%) Prometheus
10 31 (2.97%) Salt
11 29 (2.78%) Nagios
12 26 (2.49%) Rancher
13 25 (2.39%) Sysdig
14 22 (2.11%) Mesos
15 21 (2.01%) Grafana
16 16 (1.53%) Rsyslog
17 11 (1.05%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 91 (8.71%) VMware
2 75 (7.18%) Red Hat
3 65 (6.22%) Google
4 55 (5.26%) Oracle
5 52 (4.98%) Atlassian
6 37 (3.54%) SaltStack
7 36 (3.44%) Microsoft
8 35 (3.35%) New Relic
9 25 (2.39%) Cloudera
10 22 (2.11%) SAP
11 20 (1.91%) Cisco
12 19 (1.82%) Sonatype
13 17 (1.63%) Splunk
14 12 (1.15%) AppDynamics
15 11 (1.05%) Hortonworks
16 9 (0.86%) BMC
16 9 (0.86%) Facebook
17 6 (0.57%) Rackspace
17 6 (0.57%) WSO2
18 5 (0.48%) ForgeRock