Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 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.

Salt
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 192 -
Rank change year-on-year +24 - +174
Contract jobs citing Salt 16 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.24% -
As % of the Systems Management category 3.19% 3.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 0
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £500 -
England median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 501 439 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.26% 7.42% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 254 149
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £418 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +39.17% -7.69%
10th Percentile £231 £275 £219
90th Percentile £590 £540 £467
England median daily rate £475 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 7 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.53 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.17% +3.45% -27.50%
10th Percentile £13.16 £12.80 £10.90
90th Percentile £52.25 £19.95 £27.51
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Salt in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 14 December 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
Birmingham 0 15 £500 - 1
Coventry - 1 £850 -
Salt
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Salt also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Salt.

1 16 (100.00%) Python
1 16 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 16 (100.00%) Puppet
1 16 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (93.75%) DevOps
2 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (93.75%) Ruby
3 14 (87.50%) Linux
3 14 (87.50%) HTTP
4 13 (81.25%) TCP/IP
4 13 (81.25%) Configuration Management
5 12 (75.00%) Subversion
5 12 (75.00%) SSL
5 12 (75.00%) Open Source
5 12 (75.00%) Git (software)
6 11 (68.75%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (68.75%) Jenkins
6 11 (68.75%) Web Services
6 11 (68.75%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (62.50%) PHP
7 10 (62.50%) MySQL
7 10 (62.50%) Ansible
7 10 (62.50%) Web Operations
8 8 (50.00%) Rackspace
8 8 (50.00%) MongoDB
9 7 (43.75%) Docker
9 7 (43.75%) Sensu
9 7 (43.75%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (43.75%) Terraform
10 6 (37.50%) AWS CloudFormation

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 7 (43.75%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (31.25%) nginx
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) Jetty
3 1 (6.25%) Mongrel
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 11 (68.75%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (37.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (25.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 4 (25.00%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (25.00%) Amazon S3
3 4 (25.00%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (25.00%) Route 53
3 4 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (6.25%) Google App Engine
4 1 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (6.25%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) HTTP
2 13 (81.25%) TCP/IP
3 12 (75.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (62.50%) MySQL
3 8 (50.00%) MongoDB
4 5 (31.25%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (25.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 12 (75.00%) Subversion
2 11 (68.75%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) Ant
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) Mercurial
3 1 (6.25%) MSBuild
3 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) WebOps Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Senior WebOps Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) Web Services
2 7 (43.75%) Sensu
3 5 (31.25%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (6.25%) JRuby
5 1 (6.25%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) iPad
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) CentOS
2 1 (6.25%) Debian
2 1 (6.25%) Fedora
2 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (93.75%) DevOps
3 13 (81.25%) Configuration Management
4 12 (75.00%) Open Source
5 10 (62.50%) Web Operations
6 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
7 4 (25.00%) Process Architecture
7 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Case Management
8 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (6.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 1 (6.25%) High Availability
8 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 1 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Python
2 15 (93.75%) Ruby
3 10 (62.50%) PHP
4 6 (37.50%) Bash Shell
5 2 (12.50%) Go
5 2 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (6.25%) Perl
6 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.25%) GCP
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Docker
2 1 (6.25%) KVM
2 1 (6.25%) VirtualBox
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (100.00%) Puppet
2 10 (62.50%) Ansible
3 7 (43.75%) Terraform
4 5 (31.25%) collectd
4 5 (31.25%) Kibana
4 5 (31.25%) logstash
4 5 (31.25%) StatsD
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Rackspace
2 4 (25.00%) SaltStack
3 2 (12.50%) Zend
4 1 (6.25%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Perforce
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) VMware