The first table below looks at the demand for Heroku skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Heroku over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Heroku
Rank 536 540 587
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +47
Contract jobs citing Heroku 36 26 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.051% 0.007%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.08% 2.31% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £488 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £350 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £535 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1732 1127 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.26% 2.22% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 763 430
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £515 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 33 6
Average hourly rate £16.63 £31.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.37% +129.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.74 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £49.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +151.85%

Heroku
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Heroku within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Heroku Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Heroku
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Heroku within the UK.

Heroku Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Heroku
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Heroku within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Heroku Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Heroku
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Heroku within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 33 £400 -17.94% 8
London +15 23 £400 -17.94% 8
South West - 6 £344 -
Scotland - 2 £418 -
City of London +20 1 £400 -5.88% 3
South East -7 1 £338 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £338 -
East of England - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Bicester - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

Heroku
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Heroku also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Heroku.

1 23 (47.92%) MongoDB
2 20 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 19 (39.58%) HTML
4 17 (35.42%) Java
4 17 (35.42%) CSS
4 17 (35.42%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (33.33%) Ruby
6 14 (29.17%) Scrum
7 13 (27.08%) TDD
8 12 (25.00%) Linux
8 12 (25.00%) HTML5
9 11 (22.92%) Web Services
9 11 (22.92%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (22.92%) Ruby on Rails
10 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
10 10 (20.83%) SQL
10 10 (20.83%) AngularJS
11 9 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (18.75%) RSpec
11 9 (18.75%) Web Development
11 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (16.67%) Apex Code
12 8 (16.67%) Amazon S3
12 8 (16.67%) RESTful
12 8 (16.67%) Backbone.js
12 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
12 8 (16.67%) Node.js
12 8 (16.67%) GitHub
13 7 (14.58%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (14.58%) Karma Test Runner

Heroku
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Heroku also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Heroku. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (16.67%) Node.js
2 3 (6.25%) Drupal
2 3 (6.25%) Mule
3 2 (4.17%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.17%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.08%) WordPress
4 1 (2.08%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Adobe Illustrator
1 7 (14.58%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (16.67%) Amazon S3
2 8 (16.67%) GitHub
3 7 (14.58%) Force.com
4 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (10.42%) PaaS
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) SSH
2 4 (8.33%) SSL
2 4 (8.33%) HTTP
2 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.33%) DNS
2 4 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (4.17%) Extranet
4 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (47.92%) MongoDB
2 17 (35.42%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.25%) MySQL
3 3 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (6.25%) Redis
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.08%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.08%) Big Data
5 1 (2.08%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
2 9 (18.75%) RSpec
3 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 7 (14.58%) Karma Test Runner
4 7 (14.58%) Sublime Text
5 6 (12.50%) Subversion
6 3 (6.25%) PHPUnit
7 2 (4.17%) JIRA
8 1 (2.08%) WATIR
8 1 (2.08%) PhantomJS
8 1 (2.08%) Yeoman
8 1 (2.08%) Bower
8 1 (2.08%) Mocha
8 1 (2.08%) Grunt
8 1 (2.08%) Gradle
8 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (10.42%) Electronics
2 2 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (68.75%) Developer
2 7 (14.58%) Java Developer
3 6 (12.50%) Ruby Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Node.js Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Drupal Developer
6 3 (6.25%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 3 (6.25%) PHP Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Salesforce.com Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Business Data Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Python Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Python Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (39.58%) HTML
2 17 (35.42%) CSS
3 12 (25.00%) HTML5
4 11 (22.92%) Web Services
4 11 (22.92%) Ruby on Rails
5 10 (20.83%) AngularJS
6 8 (16.67%) RESTful
6 8 (16.67%) Backbone.js
7 7 (14.58%) Visualforce
8 6 (12.50%) jQuery
9 5 (10.42%) Hibernate
10 4 (8.33%) SOAP
11 3 (6.25%) Ajax
11 3 (6.25%) JSF
11 3 (6.25%) XML
11 3 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (6.25%) CSS3
12 2 (4.17%) Sass
12 2 (4.17%) EDI
13 1 (2.08%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Open Source
2 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.17%) Social Network
4 1 (2.08%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.08%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.08%) Informatics
4 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.08%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.00%) Linux
2 7 (14.58%) Mac OS
3 4 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (2.08%) Android
4 1 (2.08%) UNIX
4 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) Scrum
2 13 (27.08%) TDD
3 9 (18.75%) Web Development
3 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
4 5 (10.42%) MVC
5 4 (8.33%) BDD
5 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.33%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Release Management
6 3 (6.25%) Kanban
6 3 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Business Continuity
6 3 (6.25%) UML
6 3 (6.25%) OOP
6 3 (6.25%) OO
6 3 (6.25%) SOA
6 3 (6.25%) Project Management
6 3 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.17%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 17 (35.42%) Java
3 16 (33.33%) Ruby
4 10 (20.83%) SQL
5 8 (16.67%) Apex Code
6 5 (10.42%) PHP
7 4 (8.33%) Python
8 2 (4.17%) C
8 2 (4.17%) C++
9 1 (2.08%) Scala
9 1 (2.08%) C#
9 1 (2.08%) Golang
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (8.33%) Puppet
3 2 (4.17%) Ansible
4 1 (2.08%) Ganglia
4 1 (2.08%) Nagios
4 1 (2.08%) StatsD
4 1 (2.08%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (10.42%) Rackspace
3 3 (6.25%) JBoss
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.17%) VMware
4 2 (4.17%) Google
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.08%) Facebook