The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Heroku
Rank 549 578 541
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -37
Contract jobs citing Heroku 63 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.030% 0.023%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.24% 0.86% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 12 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £292 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £417 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £424 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.55% +41.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
2811 1850 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.04% 3.44% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1764 1181 699
Average daily rate £413 £418 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +20.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 31 23
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £8.93 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £50.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -11.86%

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 6 May 2015.

Heroku Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Heroku
Top 15 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 6 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +31 62 £400 +16.36% 15
London +22 41 £425 +23.63% 9
City of London +28 11 £418 +19.28% 4
South East - 11 £375 - 2
North West - 8 £400 -
Cheshire - 8 £400 -
Hampshire - 8 £356 -
Slough - 3 £375 -
Southampton - 3 £356 -
Berkshire - 3 £375 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £313 -
West Midlands - 2 £313 - 1
Scotland +1 1 £400 -5.60%
Edinburgh -14 1 £400 -5.60%
Farnborough - 1 £275 -

Heroku
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 85 (72.03%) Ruby
2 73 (61.86%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (55.08%) Ruby on Rails
4 55 (46.61%) Python
5 51 (43.22%) Puppet
6 48 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (39.83%) CSS
8 42 (35.59%) Web Services
8 42 (35.59%) Linux
9 41 (34.75%) HTML
10 39 (33.05%) Git (software)
10 39 (33.05%) Jenkins
11 36 (30.51%) Shell Script
12 33 (27.97%) HTML5
13 31 (26.27%) JavaScript
13 31 (26.27%) Windows
14 28 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (22.88%) MySQL
15 27 (22.88%) MongoDB
15 27 (22.88%) Go
16 26 (22.03%) TDD
17 25 (21.19%) Microsoft Azure
18 24 (20.34%) DevOps
19 23 (19.49%) NoSQL
19 23 (19.49%) Computer Science
19 23 (19.49%) UNIX
20 22 (18.64%) Configuration Management
20 22 (18.64%) PowerShell
20 22 (18.64%) Amazon EC2
20 22 (18.64%) Continuous Delivery

Heroku
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 17 (14.41%) OpenStack
1 17 (14.41%) Cloud Foundry
2 14 (11.86%) Node.js
3 9 (7.63%) Apache Solr
4 7 (5.93%) nginx
5 3 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.69%) Apache
6 2 (1.69%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.85%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.85%) Drupal
7 1 (0.85%) WordPress
7 1 (0.85%) IIS
7 1 (0.85%) JBoss
7 1 (0.85%) uWSGI
7 1 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 73 (61.86%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (21.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (18.64%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (14.41%) PaaS
4 17 (14.41%) Engine Yard
5 12 (10.17%) Amazon S3
6 6 (5.08%) Force.com
7 5 (4.24%) Google App Engine
7 5 (4.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (3.39%) GitHub
8 4 (3.39%) SaaS
9 2 (1.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.41%) TCP/IP
2 15 (12.71%) DNS
3 14 (11.86%) Firewall
3 14 (11.86%) VLAN
4 7 (5.93%) SSL
5 4 (3.39%) LDAP
6 3 (2.54%) HTTP
7 2 (1.69%) Internet
8 1 (0.85%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.85%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.88%) MySQL
1 27 (22.88%) MongoDB
2 23 (19.49%) NoSQL
3 18 (15.25%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (14.41%) RDBMS
4 17 (14.41%) Relational Database
5 15 (12.71%) Redis
6 9 (7.63%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.54%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 39 (33.05%) Git (software)
1 39 (33.05%) Jenkins
2 21 (17.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 21 (17.80%) RSpec
3 17 (14.41%) Subversion
4 14 (11.86%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.39%) Grunt
6 1 (0.85%) Hudson
6 1 (0.85%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.85%) Gradle
6 1 (0.85%) Maven
6 1 (0.85%) Mocha
General
1 4 (3.39%) Marketing
2 3 (2.54%) Finance
2 3 (2.54%) Advertising
2 3 (2.54%) Games
3 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (68.64%) Developer
2 31 (26.27%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 15 (12.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (11.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 11 (9.32%) Senior Developer
6 10 (8.47%) Python Developer
7 9 (7.63%) Lead Developer
8 8 (6.78%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
9 7 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 6 (5.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) Python/Django Developer
11 5 (4.24%) Ruby Developer
12 4 (3.39%) Front-End Developer
12 4 (3.39%) Architect
12 4 (3.39%) Web Developer
13 3 (2.54%) Software Developer
13 3 (2.54%) Technical Architect
13 3 (2.54%) Salesforce.com Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (55.08%) Ruby on Rails
2 47 (39.83%) CSS
3 42 (35.59%) Web Services
4 41 (34.75%) HTML
5 33 (27.97%) HTML5
6 21 (17.80%) AngularJS
7 19 (16.10%) RESTful
8 17 (14.41%) REST
9 16 (13.56%) MCollective
10 13 (11.02%) Django
10 13 (11.02%) jQuery
11 12 (10.17%) CSS3
12 11 (9.32%) Memcached
12 11 (9.32%) SOAP
13 9 (7.63%) Visualforce
14 8 (6.78%) Sinatra
15 5 (4.24%) Grails
15 5 (4.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 5 (4.24%) RabbitMQ
15 5 (4.24%) React
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.49%) Computer Science
2 15 (12.71%) Device Driver
2 15 (12.71%) Clustering
3 12 (10.17%) Statistics
4 5 (4.24%) Open Source
5 4 (3.39%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.54%) Social Media
7 2 (1.69%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.69%) User Experience
7 2 (1.69%) RIA
7 2 (1.69%) iPhone
8 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.85%) Physics
8 1 (0.85%) IVR
8 1 (0.85%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.85%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 42 (35.59%) Linux
2 31 (26.27%) Windows
3 23 (19.49%) UNIX
4 21 (17.80%) Mac OS X
5 16 (13.56%) Ubuntu
5 16 (13.56%) CentOS
6 4 (3.39%) Android
7 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (22.03%) TDD
4 24 (20.34%) DevOps
5 22 (18.64%) Continuous Delivery
5 22 (18.64%) Configuration Management
6 15 (12.71%) Release Management
7 14 (11.86%) Load Balancing
8 12 (10.17%) BDD
9 10 (8.47%) Web Development
10 9 (7.63%) Project Management
11 6 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (5.08%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (4.24%) OO
12 5 (4.24%) E-Commerce
13 4 (3.39%) Content Management
13 4 (3.39%) Unit Testing
13 4 (3.39%) Test Scripting
14 3 (2.54%) Predictive Modelling
14 3 (2.54%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (72.03%) Ruby
2 55 (46.61%) Python
3 36 (30.51%) Shell Script
4 31 (26.27%) JavaScript
5 27 (22.88%) Go
6 22 (18.64%) PowerShell
7 16 (13.56%) Perl
8 15 (12.71%) Bash Shell
9 13 (11.02%) Korn
10 11 (9.32%) Java
11 9 (7.63%) Apex Code
12 8 (6.78%) PHP
13 7 (5.93%) SQL
14 4 (3.39%) SOQL
15 3 (2.54%) Clojure
15 3 (2.54%) Haskell
15 3 (2.54%) Erlang
16 1 (0.85%) R
16 1 (0.85%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 15 (12.71%) Degree
2 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.54%) vSphere
1 3 (2.54%) vCloud
2 2 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 51 (43.22%) Puppet
2 16 (13.56%) Cobbler
2 16 (13.56%) Nagios
3 14 (11.86%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (11.02%) collectd
5 7 (5.93%) Vagrant
5 7 (5.93%) Capistrano
6 3 (2.54%) Ansible
7 1 (0.85%) Graphite
7 1 (0.85%) StatsD
7 1 (0.85%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 20 (16.95%) VMware
2 17 (14.41%) Oracle
3 16 (13.56%) Red Hat
4 10 (8.47%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (5.08%) Google
6 4 (3.39%) Akamai
6 4 (3.39%) Rackspace
7 3 (2.54%) DigitalOcean
8 2 (1.69%) Informatica
9 1 (0.85%) Conga
9 1 (0.85%) Pardot
9 1 (0.85%) ExactTarget
9 1 (0.85%) Twitter
9 1 (0.85%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.85%) Adobe
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