Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Salt skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Salt over the 6 months to 22 July 2018 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.

Salt
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 162 -
Rank change year-on-year -30 - -
Contract jobs citing Salt 8 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.29% -
As % of the Systems Management category 1.39% 3.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 0
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
England median daily rate £525 £461 £525
% change year-on-year +13.82% -12.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +31.25% - -

Salt is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 575 393 597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.16% 8.86% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 268 315
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £470 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +17.50% +10.34%
10th Percentile £276 £275 £288
90th Percentile £575 £575 £512
England median daily rate £488 £468 £425
% change year-on-year +4.28% +10.00% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 12 13
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £14.21 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.21% +1.48% -36.36%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.38 £10.65
90th Percentile £23.00 £21.10 £24.55
England median hourly rate £19.40 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +10.86% -20.45% +8.99%

Salt
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Salt as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Salt in the West Midlands

Salt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Salt in the West Midlands

Salt
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Salt within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. 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
Birmingham -23 8 £550 +10.00%
Salt
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Salt 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Salt.

1 8 (100.00%) Web Services
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) Python
1 8 (100.00%) Ruby
1 8 (100.00%) Puppet
1 8 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (100.00%) DevOps
2 7 (87.50%) Open Source
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Subversion
2 7 (87.50%) Configuration Management
2 7 (87.50%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (87.50%) Git (software)
2 7 (87.50%) HTTP
2 7 (87.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (87.50%) SSL
3 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) J2EE
4 2 (25.00%) Apache
4 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) IIS
4 2 (25.00%) nginx
4 2 (25.00%) Jetty
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (25.00%) DBS Check

Salt
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) IIS
1 2 (25.00%) Jetty
1 2 (25.00%) Mongrel
1 2 (25.00%) nginx
1 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (12.50%) Google App Engine
2 1 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) HTTP
1 7 (87.50%) SSL
1 7 (87.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) FTP
2 1 (12.50%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Git (software)
1 7 (87.50%) Subversion
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Python Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) J2EE
3 1 (12.50%) Servlets
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) DevOps
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Configuration Management
2 7 (87.50%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (87.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Python
1 8 (100.00%) Ruby
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) DBS Check
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (100.00%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Rackspace
2 1 (12.50%) VMware