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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Heroku
Rank 586 575 551
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -24
Contract jobs citing Heroku 34 36 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.066% 0.055%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.04% 1.60% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 32 17
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £310 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.78% -22.22%
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
3272 2250 1389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.75% 4.12% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2171 1434 957
Average daily rate £413 £401 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +9.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £528 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £376 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.31% +25.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 52 33
Average hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £24.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -50.00%

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 31 July 2015.

Heroku Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Heroku
Top 10 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 31 July 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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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 -25 33 £425 +6.25% 26
London +5 28 £450 +12.50% 15
City of London -1 9 £425 +6.25% 3
South East -8 3 £413 +22.22% 4
Hampshire - 2 £450 - 1
North West - 2 £391 - 1
Oxfordshire -23 1 £375 +11.11%
Faringdon - 1 £375 -
Cheshire - 1 £400 -
Merseyside - 1 £383 -

Heroku
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 50 (53.76%) Ruby
2 46 (49.46%) Ruby on Rails
2 46 (49.46%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (40.86%) Python
4 37 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (36.56%) HTML
6 32 (34.41%) CSS
7 28 (30.11%) JavaScript
8 27 (29.03%) TDD
9 24 (25.81%) Linux
9 24 (25.81%) HTML5
10 22 (23.66%) AngularJS
11 20 (21.51%) Cucumber
11 20 (21.51%) Git (software)
11 20 (21.51%) Web Services
12 19 (20.43%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (19.35%) Windows
13 18 (19.35%) Jenkins
14 17 (18.28%) Puppet
14 17 (18.28%) Node.js
14 17 (18.28%) RSpec
14 17 (18.28%) Go
14 17 (18.28%) Django
15 16 (17.20%) Salesforce.com
15 16 (17.20%) BDD
16 15 (16.13%) RESTful
17 14 (15.05%) MongoDB
18 12 (12.90%) Web Development
18 12 (12.90%) Degree
18 12 (12.90%) Mac OS X

Heroku
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (18.28%) Node.js
2 6 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (5.38%) OpenStack
3 5 (5.38%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.15%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.15%) Apache
4 2 (2.15%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.08%) nginx
5 1 (1.08%) IIS
5 1 (1.08%) JBoss
5 1 (1.08%) uWSGI
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 46 (49.46%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (12.90%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (9.68%) Amazon S3
3 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (9.68%) Engine Yard
4 6 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (6.45%) Force.com
5 4 (4.30%) SaaS
5 4 (4.30%) PaaS
6 3 (3.23%) GitHub
7 2 (2.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (2.15%) Google App Engine
8 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.08%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.30%) DNS
3 3 (3.23%) SSL
3 3 (3.23%) HTTP
3 3 (3.23%) Firewall
3 3 (3.23%) VLAN
4 2 (2.15%) Internet
5 1 (1.08%) SSH
5 1 (1.08%) CTI
5 1 (1.08%) VPN
5 1 (1.08%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.05%) MongoDB
2 11 (11.83%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (9.68%) MySQL
4 8 (8.60%) NoSQL
5 6 (6.45%) Redis
6 5 (5.38%) Relational Database
6 5 (5.38%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 20 (21.51%) Git (software)
1 20 (21.51%) Cucumber
2 18 (19.35%) Jenkins
3 17 (18.28%) RSpec
4 8 (8.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (7.53%) Subversion
6 4 (4.30%) Selenium
6 4 (4.30%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.08%) Mocha
7 1 (1.08%) Maven
7 1 (1.08%) JIRA
7 1 (1.08%) Capybara
7 1 (1.08%) Gradle
General
1 3 (3.23%) Finance
1 3 (3.23%) Games
1 3 (3.23%) Marketing
2 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.08%) Music Industry
2 1 (1.08%) Law
2 1 (1.08%) Advertising
2 1 (1.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (66.67%) Developer
2 17 (18.28%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 13 (13.98%) Python Developer
4 6 (6.45%) Python/Django Developer
4 6 (6.45%) Django Developer
5 5 (5.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) Salesforce.com Developer
5 5 (5.38%) Senior Developer
6 4 (4.30%) Architect
6 4 (4.30%) Web Developer
6 4 (4.30%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
6 4 (4.30%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (3.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Salesforce.com Architect
7 3 (3.23%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) AWS Developer
8 2 (2.15%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (2.15%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.15%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (49.46%) Ruby on Rails
2 34 (36.56%) HTML
3 32 (34.41%) CSS
4 24 (25.81%) HTML5
5 22 (23.66%) AngularJS
6 20 (21.51%) Web Services
7 17 (18.28%) Django
8 15 (16.13%) RESTful
9 10 (10.75%) REST
10 8 (8.60%) Visualforce
10 8 (8.60%) SOAP
11 7 (7.53%) jQuery
11 7 (7.53%) CSS3
12 5 (5.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (5.38%) Memcached
13 4 (4.30%) XML
13 4 (4.30%) MCollective
14 3 (3.23%) Celery
14 3 (3.23%) DHTML
14 3 (3.23%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.60%) Statistics
3 4 (4.30%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.30%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.30%) Device Driver
3 4 (4.30%) Clustering
4 3 (3.23%) User Experience
5 2 (2.15%) Social Network
5 2 (2.15%) RIA
5 2 (2.15%) iPhone
6 1 (1.08%) Social Media
6 1 (1.08%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.08%) IVR
6 1 (1.08%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.08%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.08%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.08%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.81%) Linux
2 18 (19.35%) Windows
3 12 (12.90%) Mac OS X
4 11 (11.83%) UNIX
5 5 (5.38%) Ubuntu
5 5 (5.38%) CentOS
6 2 (2.15%) Android
7 1 (1.08%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (29.03%) TDD
3 19 (20.43%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (17.20%) BDD
5 12 (12.90%) DevOps
5 12 (12.90%) Web Development
6 10 (10.75%) Configuration Management
7 9 (9.68%) ITIL
7 9 (9.68%) E-Commerce
8 8 (8.60%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (7.53%) Scrum
10 6 (6.45%) OO
10 6 (6.45%) Test Automation
11 5 (5.38%) Project Management
11 5 (5.38%) Pair Programming
12 4 (4.30%) Kanban
12 4 (4.30%) Unit Testing
12 4 (4.30%) Test Scripting
12 4 (4.30%) Release Management
12 4 (4.30%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 50 (53.76%) Ruby
2 38 (40.86%) Python
3 28 (30.11%) JavaScript
4 17 (18.28%) Go
5 12 (12.90%) Java
6 11 (11.83%) Shell Script
7 8 (8.60%) PHP
7 8 (8.60%) PowerShell
7 8 (8.60%) Apex Code
8 5 (5.38%) Perl
9 4 (4.30%) SQL
9 4 (4.30%) Scala
10 3 (3.23%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.23%) SOQL
10 3 (3.23%) Korn
11 1 (1.08%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 12 (12.90%) Degree
2 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (18.28%) Puppet
2 11 (11.83%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (7.53%) Vagrant
4 4 (4.30%) Cobbler
4 4 (4.30%) Nagios
5 3 (3.23%) collectd
6 1 (1.08%) StatsD
6 1 (1.08%) Salt
6 1 (1.08%) Graphite
6 1 (1.08%) Ganglia
6 1 (1.08%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 16 (17.20%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (6.45%) Google
3 5 (5.38%) VMware
3 5 (5.38%) Oracle
4 4 (4.30%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.15%) Informatica
5 2 (2.15%) Akamai
5 2 (2.15%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.08%) New Relic
6 1 (1.08%) Pardot
6 1 (1.08%) ExactTarget
6 1 (1.08%) Conga
6 1 (1.08%) Twitter
6 1 (1.08%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.08%) Adobe
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