Period
to 5 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Octopus Deploy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Octopus Deploy over the 6 months to 5 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Octopus Deploy
UK > England
6 months to
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 456 416 438
Rank change year-on-year -40 +22 -40
Contract jobs citing Octopus Deploy 144 208 466
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.43% 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.93% 2.43% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 158 357
10th Percentile £395 £396 £400
25th Percentile £463 £426 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £656 £603 £575
90th Percentile £775 £675 £613
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £34.00 - -

Octopus Deploy is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7,475 8,575 17,725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.84% 17.88% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,015 5,938 12,195
10th Percentile £341 £338 £338
25th Percentile £406 £413 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £498 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year -0.50% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £588 £588 £575
90th Percentile £663 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £482
% change year-on-year -2.50% +3.68% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 132 241
10th Percentile £25.00 £18.25 £21.25
25th Percentile £40.00 £39.06 £37.00
Median hourly rate £46.20 £47.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.74% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £56.50 £53.98 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £65.10 £55.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £44.18
% change year-on-year -5.26% +7.51% +3.95%

Octopus Deploy
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Octopus Deploy as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Octopus Deploy in England

Octopus Deploy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Octopus Deploy in England.

Daily rate trend for Octopus Deploy in England

Octopus Deploy
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Octopus Deploy in England over the 6 months to 5 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Octopus Deploy in England

Octopus Deploy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Octopus Deploy in England.

Hourly rate trend for Octopus Deploy in England

Octopus Deploy
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Octopus Deploy within the England region over the 6 months to 5 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -34 114 £550 - 47
South East +42 10 £475 +11.76% 17
South West +43 7 £378 -10.12% 8
North of England +8 4 £525 +23.53% 20
East of England +30 3 £400 -24.71% 1
North West -4 3 £550 +29.41% 7
Midlands +19 2 £400 -15.79% 9
Yorkshire +23 1 £475 +5.56% 7
East Midlands +19 1 £400 +3.23% 6
West Midlands +7 1 - - 3
Octopus Deploy
UK

For the 6 months to 5 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Octopus Deploy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Octopus Deploy.

1 111 (77.08%) Azure
2 103 (71.53%) DevOps
3 98 (68.06%) .NET
4 82 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (48.61%) TDD
6 66 (45.83%) C#
7 61 (42.36%) Continuous Improvement
8 53 (36.81%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 52 (36.11%) PowerShell
10 51 (35.42%) TeamCity
10 51 (35.42%) Analytics
11 50 (34.72%) Continuous Integration
12 49 (34.03%) SQL
13 47 (32.64%) ASP.NET
14 44 (30.56%) Microsoft
15 42 (29.17%) JavaScript
16 41 (28.47%) Active Directory
16 41 (28.47%) Git (software)
16 41 (28.47%) BDD
16 41 (28.47%) Social Skills
17 40 (27.78%) AngularJS
18 38 (26.39%) SQL Server
18 38 (26.39%) Finance
19 37 (25.69%) Problem-Solving
20 36 (25.00%) React
20 36 (25.00%) QA
21 34 (23.61%) Azure Active Directory
22 31 (21.53%) Deployment Automation
22 31 (21.53%) SharePoint
23 29 (20.14%) Software Engineering

Octopus Deploy
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (21.53%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.78%) GlassFish
2 4 (2.78%) JBoss
2 4 (2.78%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.78%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.78%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.39%) IIS
4 1 (0.69%) Apache
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.69%) CMS
4 1 (0.69%) Confluence
4 1 (0.69%) Drupal
4 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.69%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.69%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.39%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 111 (77.08%) Azure
2 34 (23.61%) Azure Active Directory
3 27 (18.75%) Power Platform
4 13 (9.03%) PaaS
5 10 (6.94%) AWS
6 7 (4.86%) IaaS
7 5 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (3.47%) GCP
7 5 (3.47%) Microsoft 365
8 4 (2.78%) Azure Functions
8 4 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (2.78%) GitHub
8 4 (2.78%) Serverless
9 3 (2.08%) Azure Key Vault
9 3 (2.08%) Boomi
9 3 (2.08%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.39%) Azure Logic Apps
10 2 (1.39%) Google App Engine
10 2 (1.39%) Google Play
10 2 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.56%) Firewall
2 3 (2.08%) DNS
2 3 (2.08%) VSAN
3 1 (0.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (26.39%) SQL Server
2 27 (18.75%) Power BI
3 22 (15.28%) Tableau
4 21 (14.58%) Tableau Desktop
4 21 (14.58%) Tableau Server
5 4 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.78%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.08%) InfluxDB
6 3 (2.08%) Redis
6 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.69%) Bigtable
8 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.69%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 51 (35.42%) TeamCity
2 41 (28.47%) Git (software)
3 23 (15.97%) Jenkins
4 17 (11.81%) JIRA
5 16 (11.11%) Subversion
6 11 (7.64%) JUnit
7 9 (6.25%) Bitbucket
7 9 (6.25%) git-flow
7 9 (6.25%) Maven
8 7 (4.86%) JMeter
9 5 (3.47%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.78%) Ant
10 4 (2.78%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.78%) Selenium
10 4 (2.78%) SonarQube
11 3 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.39%) GitLab
12 2 (1.39%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 41 (28.47%) Social Skills
2 38 (26.39%) Finance
3 18 (12.50%) Banking
4 11 (7.64%) Front Office
5 6 (4.17%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.08%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.08%) Marketing
7 2 (1.39%) Back Office
7 2 (1.39%) Retail
8 1 (0.69%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.69%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 57 (39.58%) Developer
2 24 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (14.58%) Analyst
3 21 (14.58%) Technical Leader
4 19 (13.19%) Analyst Developer
5 16 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
6 12 (8.33%) .NET Developer
7 11 (7.64%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 11 (7.64%) C# Developer
8 9 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (4.86%) Java Developer
9 7 (4.86%) Risk Analyst
9 7 (4.86%) SQL Developer
10 6 (4.17%) Asset Management Analyst
10 6 (4.17%) AWS DevOps
10 6 (4.17%) Azure DevOps
10 6 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 6 (4.17%) Principal Developer
10 6 (4.17%) Risk Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (68.06%) .NET
2 47 (32.64%) ASP.NET
3 40 (27.78%) AngularJS
4 36 (25.00%) React
5 28 (19.44%) ASP.NET Core
6 25 (17.36%) .NET Core
7 14 (9.72%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (9.03%) Node.js
8 13 (9.03%) WCF
9 12 (8.33%) .NET Framework
9 12 (8.33%) WPF
10 11 (7.64%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (5.56%) jQuery
11 8 (5.56%) XML
12 6 (4.17%) hapi
12 6 (4.17%) Hibernate
13 5 (3.47%) Entity Framework
13 5 (3.47%) JMS
13 5 (3.47%) RESTful
13 5 (3.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.75%) Greenfield Project
1 27 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
2 21 (14.58%) Fixed Income
3 14 (9.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (6.94%) Derivative
5 5 (3.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.78%) Cloud Native
6 4 (2.78%) Credit Risk
7 3 (2.08%) Social Media
8 2 (1.39%) Blog
8 2 (1.39%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.39%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.69%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.75%) Windows
2 24 (16.67%) Linux
3 13 (9.03%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.47%) CentOS
6 3 (2.08%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (1.39%) AIX
7 2 (1.39%) Unix
7 2 (1.39%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (71.53%) DevOps
2 82 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (48.61%) TDD
4 61 (42.36%) Continuous Improvement
5 53 (36.81%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 51 (35.42%) Analytics
7 50 (34.72%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (28.47%) BDD
9 37 (25.69%) Problem-Solving
10 31 (21.53%) Deployment Automation
11 29 (20.14%) Software Engineering
12 27 (18.75%) Test Automation
13 26 (18.06%) Business Intelligence
13 26 (18.06%) Mentoring
14 25 (17.36%) SDLC
15 23 (15.97%) Visualisation
16 21 (14.58%) Data Analysis
16 21 (14.58%) Data Integration
16 21 (14.58%) Data Visualisation
16 21 (14.58%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 66 (45.83%) C#
2 52 (36.11%) PowerShell
3 49 (34.03%) SQL
4 42 (29.17%) JavaScript
5 27 (18.75%) TypeScript
6 18 (12.50%) Java
7 10 (6.94%) Bash Shell
7 10 (6.94%) Python
8 8 (5.56%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.78%) Java 8
9 4 (2.78%) XPath
10 3 (2.08%) Ruby
11 2 (1.39%) Go
11 2 (1.39%) Scala
11 2 (1.39%) XAML
12 1 (0.69%) F#
12 1 (0.69%) Groovy
12 1 (0.69%) Perl
12 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 8 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.69%) Degree
3 1 (0.69%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (1.39%) COBIT
2 2 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (28.47%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.33%) Docker
3 5 (3.47%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.08%) Samba
4 3 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (15.28%) Terraform
2 16 (11.11%) Puppet
3 15 (10.42%) Ansible
4 14 (9.72%) Kubernetes
5 10 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (3.47%) Grafana
7 3 (2.08%) PowerCLI
7 3 (2.08%) Prometheus
7 3 (2.08%) SCCM
7 3 (2.08%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.39%) Istio
8 2 (1.39%) Nagios
9 1 (0.69%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.69%) Kibana
9 1 (0.69%) Mesos
9 1 (0.69%) Rancher
Vendors
1 44 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.94%) Google
3 6 (4.17%) New Relic
4 4 (2.78%) CheckPoint
4 4 (2.78%) Cisco
4 4 (2.78%) Sitecore
4 4 (2.78%) VMware
5 3 (2.08%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.08%) Dell
5 3 (2.08%) HP
5 3 (2.08%) Oracle
5 3 (2.08%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.08%) Splunk
6 2 (1.39%) IBM
6 2 (1.39%) Linedata
6 2 (1.39%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.69%) Confluent
7 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.69%) XebiaLabs