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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Heroku
Rank 536 545 513
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -32
Contract jobs citing Heroku 51 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.041% 0.040%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.51% 1.65% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 11
Average daily rate
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£424 £398 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.60% -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £213 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £213 £350
% change year-on-year
+76.47% -39.28%
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
2030 1274 844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.86% 2.51% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1272 799 520
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 25 16
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.76 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -10.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.00 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £13.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+63.46% -30.66%

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 3 March 2015.

Heroku Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Heroku
Top 19 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 3 March 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 +25 51 £424 +0.89% 12
London +23 32 £463 +10.11% 10
Hampshire - 15 £365 -
South East - 15 £365 -
City of London +6 1 £418 +11.33% 2
East of England - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Bath - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

Heroku
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 71 (81.61%) Ruby
2 51 (58.62%) Ruby on Rails
3 44 (50.57%) Puppet
4 43 (49.43%) Python
5 42 (48.28%) Amazon AWS
6 37 (42.53%) Linux
7 36 (41.38%) Git (software)
8 34 (39.08%) CSS
9 32 (36.78%) Jenkins
10 31 (35.63%) Web Services
10 31 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (34.48%) Shell Script
12 29 (33.33%) JavaScript
13 28 (32.18%) HTML
14 25 (28.74%) MySQL
15 23 (26.44%) Windows
16 22 (25.29%) NoSQL
17 21 (24.14%) VMware
18 20 (22.99%) MongoDB
18 20 (22.99%) HTML5
19 19 (21.84%) DevOps
19 19 (21.84%) UNIX
19 19 (21.84%) jQuery
19 19 (21.84%) Microsoft Azure
20 18 (20.69%) PaaS
20 18 (20.69%) Subversion
20 18 (20.69%) Apache Cassandra
21 17 (19.54%) Engine Yard
21 17 (19.54%) OpenStack
21 17 (19.54%) Cloud Foundry

Heroku
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (19.54%) OpenStack
1 17 (19.54%) Cloud Foundry
2 12 (13.79%) Node.js
3 8 (9.20%) nginx
3 8 (9.20%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.15%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.15%) JBoss
4 1 (1.15%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.15%) Drupal
4 1 (1.15%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.15%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 42 (48.28%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (21.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (20.69%) PaaS
4 17 (19.54%) Engine Yard
4 17 (19.54%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (8.05%) Amazon S3
6 6 (6.90%) Google App Engine
6 6 (6.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (3.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.09%) TCP/IP
1 14 (16.09%) DNS
1 14 (16.09%) Firewall
1 14 (16.09%) VLAN
2 6 (6.90%) SSL
3 4 (4.60%) LDAP
4 1 (1.15%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (28.74%) MySQL
2 22 (25.29%) NoSQL
3 20 (22.99%) MongoDB
4 18 (20.69%) Apache Cassandra
5 15 (17.24%) RDBMS
5 15 (17.24%) Relational Database
6 13 (14.94%) Redis
7 6 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (3.45%) RethinkDB
9 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (41.38%) Git (software)
2 32 (36.78%) Jenkins
3 18 (20.69%) Subversion
4 16 (18.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 14 (16.09%) RSpec
6 7 (8.05%) Grunt
7 6 (6.90%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.45%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.15%) Xcode
9 1 (1.15%) Hudson
9 1 (1.15%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (1.15%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.15%) Ant
General
1 6 (6.90%) Advertising
1 6 (6.90%) Marketing
2 2 (2.30%) Finance
3 1 (1.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (64.37%) Developer
2 28 (32.18%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 16 (18.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (16.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 11 (12.64%) Lead Developer
6 9 (10.34%) Senior Developer
7 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
8 6 (6.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) Ruby Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Android Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Django Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Python/Django Developer
10 3 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Python Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Software Developer
11 2 (2.30%) Team Leader
11 2 (2.30%) Chief Technology Officer
11 2 (2.30%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (58.62%) Ruby on Rails
2 34 (39.08%) CSS
3 31 (35.63%) Web Services
4 28 (32.18%) HTML
5 20 (22.99%) HTML5
6 19 (21.84%) jQuery
7 16 (18.39%) MCollective
8 13 (14.94%) REST
9 12 (13.79%) AngularJS
10 9 (10.34%) Backbone.js
10 9 (10.34%) RESTful
11 8 (9.20%) Django
11 8 (9.20%) Sinatra
12 7 (8.05%) Memcached
13 6 (6.90%) SOAP
14 5 (5.75%) Grails
14 5 (5.75%) CSS3
15 3 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 3 (3.45%) ZeroMQ
15 3 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.39%) Computer Science
2 15 (17.24%) Device Driver
2 15 (17.24%) Clustering
3 7 (8.05%) Statistics
3 7 (8.05%) Mobile Payment
4 6 (6.90%) Social Media
5 4 (4.60%) Open Source
6 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.30%) User Experience
6 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.15%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (1.15%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 37 (42.53%) Linux
2 23 (26.44%) Windows
3 19 (21.84%) UNIX
4 17 (19.54%) Ubuntu
5 16 (18.39%) CentOS
6 15 (17.24%) Mac OS X
7 7 (8.05%) Android
8 4 (4.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.84%) DevOps
3 16 (18.39%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (17.24%) TDD
4 15 (17.24%) Configuration Management
5 14 (16.09%) Load Balancing
5 14 (16.09%) Release Management
6 8 (9.20%) Project Management
7 6 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (5.75%) BDD
8 5 (5.75%) Android Development
9 2 (2.30%) Web Development
9 2 (2.30%) Functional Programming
9 2 (2.30%) MVC
9 2 (2.30%) CRM
9 2 (2.30%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.30%) Migration
10 1 (1.15%) Scrum
10 1 (1.15%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 71 (81.61%) Ruby
2 43 (49.43%) Python
3 30 (34.48%) Shell Script
4 29 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 16 (18.39%) Perl
5 16 (18.39%) PowerShell
6 15 (17.24%) Bash Shell
7 13 (14.94%) Korn
8 9 (10.34%) Java
9 8 (9.20%) SQL
10 3 (3.45%) Golang
10 3 (3.45%) SOQL
10 3 (3.45%) Haskell
10 3 (3.45%) Erlang
10 3 (3.45%) Clojure
10 3 (3.45%) Apex Code
11 2 (2.30%) C#
12 1 (1.15%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.15%) PHP
12 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.05%) Degree
2 1 (1.15%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) vCloud
2 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.45%) vSphere
3 1 (1.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 44 (50.57%) Puppet
2 16 (18.39%) Cobbler
3 15 (17.24%) Nagios
4 13 (14.94%) collectd
5 8 (9.20%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (8.05%) Capistrano
7 4 (4.60%) Vagrant
8 3 (3.45%) Ansible
9 1 (1.15%) Graphite
9 1 (1.15%) Ganglia
9 1 (1.15%) StatsD
Vendors
1 21 (24.14%) VMware
2 16 (18.39%) Oracle
2 16 (18.39%) Red Hat
3 9 (10.34%) Google
4 4 (4.60%) Akamai
4 4 (4.60%) Rackspace
5 3 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.45%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (1.15%) ExactTarget
6 1 (1.15%) Twitter
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.15%) Adobe
6 1 (1.15%) Informatica
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