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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Heroku
Rank 546 558 538
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -20
Contract jobs citing Heroku 61 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.046% 0.023%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.12% 1.24% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 20 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% -13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £299 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £453 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £418 -
% change year-on-year
-7.18% -
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
2876 1937 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.31% 3.68% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1841 1226 686
Average daily rate £413 £418 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +24.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £237
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 84 36 33
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.25 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -29.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £9.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -51.92%

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 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 22 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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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 +13 60 £401 +6.80% 19
London +16 42 £425 +13.33% 10
City of London +21 13 £425 +13.33% 3
South East - 11 £375 - 2
Hampshire - 8 £375 - 1
North West - 5 £400 -
Cheshire - 5 £400 -
Berkshire - 3 £375 -
Slough - 3 £375 -
Southampton - 2 £356 -
Birmingham - 2 £313 -
West Midlands - 2 £313 - 4
Edinburgh -3 1 £400 -4.19%
Scotland -6 1 £400 -4.19%
Farnborough - 1 £275 - 1

Heroku
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 76 (68.47%) Ruby
2 64 (57.66%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (56.76%) Ruby on Rails
4 54 (48.65%) Python
5 50 (45.05%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (38.74%) CSS
6 43 (38.74%) Puppet
7 39 (35.14%) HTML
8 38 (34.23%) Git (software)
9 35 (31.53%) Linux
10 33 (29.73%) Web Services
11 32 (28.83%) Jenkins
12 31 (27.93%) HTML5
13 30 (27.03%) JavaScript
13 30 (27.03%) Shell Script
14 29 (26.13%) Windows
15 28 (25.23%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (25.23%) Go
16 26 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
17 25 (22.52%) TDD
18 24 (21.62%) UNIX
19 23 (20.72%) Configuration Management
20 22 (19.82%) Mac OS X
20 22 (19.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 22 (19.82%) PowerShell
20 22 (19.82%) Continuous Delivery
21 21 (18.92%) RSpec
21 21 (18.92%) MongoDB
21 21 (18.92%) MySQL
22 20 (18.02%) AngularJS

Heroku
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 15 (13.51%) Node.js
2 9 (8.11%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (8.11%) OpenStack
3 8 (7.21%) Apache Solr
4 7 (6.31%) nginx
5 3 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.80%) Apache
6 2 (1.80%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.90%) uWSGI
7 1 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.90%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.90%) WordPress
7 1 (0.90%) Drupal
7 1 (0.90%) JBoss
7 1 (0.90%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 64 (57.66%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (18.02%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (9.01%) Amazon S3
5 9 (8.11%) Engine Yard
5 9 (8.11%) PaaS
6 6 (5.41%) Force.com
7 5 (4.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (4.50%) Google App Engine
8 4 (3.60%) SaaS
8 4 (3.60%) GitHub
9 2 (1.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.90%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.01%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.21%) DNS
3 7 (6.31%) Firewall
3 7 (6.31%) VLAN
4 5 (4.50%) SSL
5 4 (3.60%) LDAP
6 3 (2.70%) HTTP
7 2 (1.80%) Internet
8 1 (0.90%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.90%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.92%) MongoDB
1 21 (18.92%) MySQL
2 17 (15.32%) NoSQL
3 15 (13.51%) Redis
4 11 (9.91%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (9.01%) RDBMS
5 10 (9.01%) Relational Database
6 9 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.70%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 38 (34.23%) Git (software)
2 32 (28.83%) Jenkins
3 22 (19.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 21 (18.92%) RSpec
5 15 (13.51%) Cucumber
6 11 (9.91%) Subversion
7 4 (3.60%) Grunt
8 1 (0.90%) Gradle
8 1 (0.90%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.90%) Mocha
8 1 (0.90%) Maven
General
1 3 (2.70%) Marketing
1 3 (2.70%) Finance
1 3 (2.70%) Games
2 1 (0.90%) Music Industry
2 1 (0.90%) Advertising
2 1 (0.90%) Publishing
2 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (68.47%) Developer
2 26 (23.42%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 11 (9.91%) Senior Developer
3 11 (9.91%) Python Developer
4 8 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (7.21%) Lead Developer
4 8 (7.21%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
4 8 (7.21%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (6.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 7 (6.31%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (5.41%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 6 (5.41%) Python/Django Developer
7 4 (3.60%) Architect
7 4 (3.60%) Web Developer
7 4 (3.60%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (3.60%) Ruby Developer
8 3 (2.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 3 (2.70%) Salesforce.com Architect
8 3 (2.70%) Software Developer
8 3 (2.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (56.76%) Ruby on Rails
2 43 (38.74%) CSS
3 39 (35.14%) HTML
4 33 (29.73%) Web Services
5 31 (27.93%) HTML5
6 20 (18.02%) AngularJS
7 17 (15.32%) RESTful
8 16 (14.41%) REST
8 16 (14.41%) Django
9 12 (10.81%) CSS3
10 11 (9.91%) Memcached
10 11 (9.91%) SOAP
10 11 (9.91%) jQuery
11 9 (8.11%) MCollective
11 9 (8.11%) Visualforce
12 7 (6.31%) Sinatra
13 5 (4.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (4.50%) React
13 5 (4.50%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (4.50%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.41%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.01%) Statistics
3 8 (7.21%) Device Driver
3 8 (7.21%) Clustering
4 5 (4.50%) Open Source
5 3 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.80%) RIA
6 2 (1.80%) iPhone
6 2 (1.80%) User Experience
7 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.90%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.90%) Social Media
7 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.90%) Physics
7 1 (0.90%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.90%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 35 (31.53%) Linux
2 29 (26.13%) Windows
3 24 (21.62%) UNIX
4 22 (19.82%) Mac OS X
5 9 (8.11%) CentOS
5 9 (8.11%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.70%) Android
7 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (45.05%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (25.23%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (22.52%) TDD
4 23 (20.72%) Configuration Management
5 22 (19.82%) Continuous Delivery
6 17 (15.32%) DevOps
7 13 (11.71%) BDD
8 10 (9.01%) Web Development
9 8 (7.21%) Release Management
9 8 (7.21%) Project Management
10 7 (6.31%) Load Balancing
11 5 (4.50%) ITIL
11 5 (4.50%) OO
11 5 (4.50%) E-Commerce
12 4 (3.60%) Unit Testing
12 4 (3.60%) Test Scripting
12 4 (3.60%) Content Management
13 3 (2.70%) Data Transformation
13 3 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
13 3 (2.70%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 76 (68.47%) Ruby
2 54 (48.65%) Python
3 30 (27.03%) JavaScript
3 30 (27.03%) Shell Script
4 28 (25.23%) Go
5 22 (19.82%) PowerShell
6 10 (9.01%) Java
7 9 (8.11%) Apex Code
7 9 (8.11%) Perl
8 8 (7.21%) PHP
8 8 (7.21%) Bash Shell
9 7 (6.31%) SQL
9 7 (6.31%) Korn
10 4 (3.60%) SOQL
11 3 (2.70%) Clojure
11 3 (2.70%) Haskell
11 3 (2.70%) Erlang
12 1 (0.90%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 13 (11.71%) Degree
2 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.90%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.70%) vCloud
1 3 (2.70%) vSphere
1 3 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 43 (38.74%) Puppet
2 13 (11.71%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (8.11%) Cobbler
3 9 (8.11%) Nagios
4 7 (6.31%) Vagrant
4 7 (6.31%) collectd
4 7 (6.31%) Capistrano
5 3 (2.70%) Ansible
6 1 (0.90%) StatsD
6 1 (0.90%) Graphite
6 1 (0.90%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 13 (11.71%) Salesforce.com
2 12 (10.81%) VMware
3 10 (9.01%) Oracle
4 9 (8.11%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.41%) Google
6 4 (3.60%) Rackspace
7 3 (2.70%) DigitalOcean
7 3 (2.70%) Akamai
8 2 (1.80%) Informatica
9 1 (0.90%) ExactTarget
9 1 (0.90%) Pardot
9 1 (0.90%) Conga
9 1 (0.90%) Twitter
9 1 (0.90%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.90%) Adobe
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