Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 556 403 512
Rank change year-on-year -153 +109 -74
Contract jobs citing Octopus Deploy 168 91 314
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.35% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.46% 1.94% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 67 264
10th Percentile £425 £370 £377
25th Percentile £468 £431 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £525 £516
Median % change year-on-year +2.38% +1.69% +9.84%
75th Percentile £675 £638 £575
90th Percentile £750 £650 £645
UK median daily rate £545 £525 £510
% change year-on-year +3.81% +2.94% +8.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.75 -
UK median hourly rate - £33.75 -

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 11,520 4,681 14,826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.88% 18.11% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,855 3,274 9,934
10th Percentile £363 £325 £331
25th Percentile £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £650 £644
UK median daily rate £509 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +2.21% +4.74% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 65 176
10th Percentile £25.28 £25.13 £20.25
25th Percentile £41.25 £41.25 £40.25
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +8.24%
75th Percentile £60.50 £53.75 £52.50
90th Percentile £69.99 £57.50 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -157 109 £650 +8.33% 60
North of England -66 22 £475 +14.80% 23
South East -83 21 £500 +11.11% 22
Yorkshire -42 13 £469 +13.64% 11
East of England -37 8 £460 +20.26%
North West -46 7 £475 +14.46% 9
Midlands -67 4 £434 - 6
East Midlands -41 2 £405 - 3
West Midlands -62 2 £477 - 3
North East - 2 £463 - 3
Octopus Deploy
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 118 (70.24%) DevOps
2 108 (64.29%) Azure
3 105 (62.50%) .NET
4 97 (57.74%) C#
5 87 (51.79%) TeamCity
6 79 (47.02%) Git (software)
7 75 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
8 58 (34.52%) SQL
9 51 (30.36%) TDD
10 50 (29.76%) BDD
11 47 (27.98%) Test Automation
11 47 (27.98%) SQL Server
12 45 (26.79%) Finance
13 42 (25.00%) Terraform
14 36 (21.43%) .NET Core
15 32 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
16 31 (18.45%) PowerShell
17 29 (17.26%) .NET Framework
17 29 (17.26%) AWS
18 27 (16.07%) Social Skills
19 26 (15.48%) Jenkins
19 26 (15.48%) Ansible
20 25 (14.88%) Migration
20 25 (14.88%) SpecFlow
21 24 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
22 23 (13.69%) Full Stack Development
22 23 (13.69%) AngularJS
22 23 (13.69%) JIRA
22 23 (13.69%) Microsoft
23 22 (13.10%) Linux

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 8 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.57%) IIS
3 4 (2.38%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.79%) Apache
4 3 (1.79%) CMS
4 3 (1.79%) IBM Domino
5 2 (1.19%) nginx
5 2 (1.19%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.19%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.19%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.60%) Confluence
6 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 108 (64.29%) Azure
2 29 (17.26%) AWS
3 14 (8.33%) Power Platform
4 13 (7.74%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (7.74%) GitHub
4 13 (7.74%) PaaS
5 12 (7.14%) Azure Service Fabric
5 12 (7.14%) IaaS
6 11 (6.55%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (5.95%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 9 (5.36%) Azure Service Bus
9 8 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (4.17%) NuGet
10 7 (4.17%) Snowflake
11 6 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (2.98%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (2.98%) Microsoft 365
13 4 (2.38%) GCP
13 4 (2.38%) SaaS
13 4 (2.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.79%) HTTP
1 3 (1.79%) Network Security
2 2 (1.19%) Internet
3 1 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.60%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (27.98%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.71%) Tableau
3 14 (8.33%) Power BI
4 12 (7.14%) NoSQL
5 11 (6.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (5.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (5.95%) Tableau Desktop
6 10 (5.95%) Tableau Server
7 9 (5.36%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (4.17%) SQL Server 2019
9 5 (2.98%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (2.98%) Data Lake
10 4 (2.38%) Big Data
10 4 (2.38%) MongoDB
10 4 (2.38%) Redis
11 3 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.79%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.79%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 87 (51.79%) TeamCity
2 79 (47.02%) Git (software)
3 26 (15.48%) Jenkins
4 25 (14.88%) SpecFlow
5 23 (13.69%) JIRA
6 17 (10.12%) Visual Studio
7 14 (8.33%) Bitbucket
8 11 (6.55%) CircleCI
9 10 (5.95%) Subversion
10 9 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (4.76%) Selenium
12 7 (4.17%) AppVeyor
12 7 (4.17%) Jasmine
12 7 (4.17%) Mocha
12 7 (4.17%) NUnit
13 6 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (2.98%) Cucumber
15 4 (2.38%) Moq
16 3 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 45 (26.79%) Finance
2 27 (16.07%) Social Skills
3 17 (10.12%) Banking
4 16 (9.52%) Front Office
5 9 (5.36%) Marketing
6 8 (4.76%) Investment Banking
7 7 (4.17%) Documentation Skills
7 7 (4.17%) Telecoms
8 6 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (3.57%) Billing
9 4 (2.38%) Public Sector
10 3 (1.79%) Electronics
10 3 (1.79%) Manufacturing
11 2 (1.19%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.60%) Automotive
12 1 (0.60%) Back Office
12 1 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 88 (52.38%) Developer
2 38 (22.62%) DevOps Engineer
3 31 (18.45%) C# Developer
4 26 (15.48%) .NET Developer
5 18 (10.71%) Full Stack Developer
5 18 (10.71%) SQL Developer
6 15 (8.93%) Cloud Engineer
7 14 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
8 11 (6.55%) AWS DevOps
8 11 (6.55%) AWS Engineer
8 11 (6.55%) C# .NET Developer
8 11 (6.55%) Xamarin Developer
9 10 (5.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 10 (5.95%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 9 (5.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 9 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
10 9 (5.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 8 (4.76%) Java Engineer
12 7 (4.17%) AWS Developer
13 6 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (62.50%) .NET
2 36 (21.43%) .NET Core
3 29 (17.26%) .NET Framework
4 23 (13.69%) AngularJS
5 22 (13.10%) Gherkin
6 19 (11.31%) HTML
7 18 (10.71%) ASP.NET
7 18 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
8 15 (8.93%) XML
9 14 (8.33%) CSS
9 14 (8.33%) REST
10 13 (7.74%) Web Services
11 12 (7.14%) Entity Framework
11 12 (7.14%) WCF
12 11 (6.55%) JSON
12 11 (6.55%) React
12 11 (6.55%) SOAP
12 11 (6.55%) WPF
13 10 (5.95%) Angular 2
14 9 (5.36%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 13 (7.74%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (7.14%) Fixed Income
3 12 (7.14%) Legacy Applications
4 10 (5.95%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (5.36%) Derivative
6 6 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.79%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.79%) Equities
7 3 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.79%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.19%) Blog
8 2 (1.19%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.19%) Legacy Code
8 2 (1.19%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.19%) Social Media
9 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.60%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.10%) Linux
2 18 (10.71%) Windows
3 7 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.60%) AIX
4 1 (0.60%) Android
4 1 (0.60%) CentOS
4 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (70.24%) DevOps
2 75 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (30.36%) TDD
4 50 (29.76%) BDD
5 47 (27.98%) Test Automation
6 32 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (14.88%) Migration
8 24 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
9 23 (13.69%) Full Stack Development
10 21 (12.50%) Infrastructure as Code
10 21 (12.50%) Scrum
10 21 (12.50%) SDLC
11 20 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (11.31%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (10.12%) Data Analysis
13 17 (10.12%) Microservices
14 16 (9.52%) Analytics
14 16 (9.52%) Unit Testing
15 15 (8.93%) API Design
15 15 (8.93%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (57.74%) C#
2 58 (34.52%) SQL
3 31 (18.45%) PowerShell
4 21 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 15 (8.93%) Java
6 13 (7.74%) TypeScript
7 11 (6.55%) XAML
8 10 (5.95%) T-SQL
9 9 (5.36%) Bash Shell
10 8 (4.76%) VBA
11 6 (3.57%) Python
12 2 (1.19%) Ruby
12 2 (1.19%) Scala
13 1 (0.60%) C++
13 1 (0.60%) F#
13 1 (0.60%) Go
13 1 (0.60%) Groovy
13 1 (0.60%) VB
13 1 (0.60%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (1.19%) SC Cleared
1 2 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.17%) QA
2 2 (1.19%) COBIT
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (8.93%) Docker
2 6 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 42 (25.00%) Terraform
2 26 (15.48%) Ansible
3 22 (13.10%) Kubernetes
4 20 (11.90%) Puppet
5 16 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.38%) Packer
7 2 (1.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 2 (1.19%) Salt
8 1 (0.60%) Automic
8 1 (0.60%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.60%) Istio
Vendors
1 23 (13.69%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.33%) Xamarin
3 11 (6.55%) Google
4 7 (4.17%) Alteryx
5 3 (1.79%) Cloudera
5 3 (1.79%) SAP
5 3 (1.79%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.19%) Databricks
6 2 (1.19%) IBM
6 2 (1.19%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.19%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.60%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle
7 1 (0.60%) Quadient
7 1 (0.60%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.60%) RedGate
7 1 (0.60%) Unisys
7 1 (0.60%) VMware
7 1 (0.60%) XebiaLabs