Period
to 11 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Zephyr skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Zephyr over the 6 months to 11 November 2019 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.

D Software Zephyr
UK > England
6 months to
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 726 740 782
Rank change year-on-year +14 +42 +8
Contract jobs citing Zephyr 58 128 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.076% 0.14% 0.088%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.44% 0.65% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 92 54
England median daily rate £368 £414 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.18% -8.06% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £313
90th Percentile £533 £598 £600
UK median daily rate £368 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -10.91% +3.13% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Zephyr 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 13,233 19,780 17,492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.39% 21.21% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,826 13,706 12,218
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £644 £625 £601
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 201 274
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £18.48 £25.40 £29.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £53.75 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +3.66%

Zephyr
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Zephyr as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Zephyr in England

Zephyr
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Zephyr in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Zephyr in England

Zephyr
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Zephyr in England over the 6 months to 11 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Zephyr in England

Zephyr
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 Zephyr within the England region over the 6 months to 11 November 2019. 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 +16 17 £368 -16.48% 3
East of England +23 14 £369 -1.67% 1
North of England +39 13 £325 +6.56% 3
South West +4 9 £300 -32.96% 2
North West +14 7 £325 -10.71% 2
South East +26 5 £400 +23.08%
North East +21 5 - - 1
Yorkshire +24 1 - -
Zephyr
UK

For the 6 months to 11 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Zephyr 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 Zephyr.

1 48 (82.76%) JIRA
2 41 (70.69%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (56.90%) Test Automation
4 22 (37.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (36.21%) Selenium
6 19 (32.76%) Test Management
6 19 (32.76%) Waterfall
7 18 (31.03%) Confluence
7 18 (31.03%) QA
7 18 (31.03%) Manual Testing
8 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
9 15 (25.86%) Regression Testing
9 15 (25.86%) Scrum
10 14 (24.14%) Java
10 14 (24.14%) SQL
10 14 (24.14%) Software Testing
10 14 (24.14%) Functional Testing
11 13 (22.41%) Jenkins
11 13 (22.41%) Cucumber
11 13 (22.41%) Test Strategy
11 13 (22.41%) JMeter
12 12 (20.69%) Retail
12 12 (20.69%) User Stories
12 12 (20.69%) Test Scripting
13 11 (18.97%) ISEB
13 11 (18.97%) E-Commerce
14 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
14 10 (17.24%) Linux
14 10 (17.24%) Kanban
14 10 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing

Zephyr
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 18 (31.03%) Confluence
2 8 (13.79%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.90%) Apache
4 3 (5.17%) IIS
5 1 (1.72%) JBoss
5 1 (1.72%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.72%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (8.62%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.72%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) AWS
2 5 (8.62%) SaaS
3 4 (6.90%) Azure
4 3 (5.17%) Datadog
4 3 (5.17%) IaaS
4 3 (5.17%) OpenShift
4 3 (5.17%) PaaS
5 2 (3.45%) GitHub
5 2 (3.45%) Office 365
5 2 (3.45%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (1.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (1.72%) Azure Stack
6 1 (1.72%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (1.72%) Mailgun
6 1 (1.72%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.72%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) DVB
1 3 (5.17%) Firewall
1 3 (5.17%) Multicast
1 3 (5.17%) TDMA
1 3 (5.17%) VSAT
2 2 (3.45%) HTTP
2 2 (3.45%) Internet
2 2 (3.45%) NGN
2 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.72%) DHCP
3 1 (1.72%) DNS
3 1 (1.72%) FTP
3 1 (1.72%) Intranet
3 1 (1.72%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.72%) Skype
3 1 (1.72%) SMTP
3 1 (1.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.45%) OLAP
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.72%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.72%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.72%) Power BI
4 1 (1.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 48 (82.76%) JIRA
2 21 (36.21%) Selenium
3 13 (22.41%) Cucumber
3 13 (22.41%) Jenkins
3 13 (22.41%) JMeter
4 9 (15.52%) Git (software)
5 6 (10.34%) SoapUI
5 6 (10.34%) Visual Studio
6 5 (8.62%) Appium
6 5 (8.62%) Bitbucket
6 5 (8.62%) TeamCity
7 4 (6.90%) WebDriver
8 3 (5.17%) Gatling
8 3 (5.17%) IBM UrbanCode
8 3 (5.17%) Maven
8 3 (5.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (5.17%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (3.45%) Katalon Studio
9 2 (3.45%) Rational Quality Manager
9 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (20.69%) Retail
2 7 (12.07%) Public Sector
3 6 (10.34%) Finance
4 3 (5.17%) Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Law
6 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (43.10%) Analyst
2 22 (37.93%) Test Analyst
3 8 (13.79%) Test Manager
4 7 (12.07%) Tester
5 5 (8.62%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) QA Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Platform Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Test Leader
7 3 (5.17%) Test Specialist
8 2 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Manual Tester
8 2 (3.45%) QA Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) QA Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) QA Tester
8 2 (3.45%) SSIS Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) SOAP
2 6 (10.34%) Web Services
3 5 (8.62%) CSS
3 5 (8.62%) HTML
3 5 (8.62%) XML
4 3 (5.17%) REST
5 2 (3.45%) .NET
5 2 (3.45%) Spring
6 1 (1.72%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.72%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.72%) J2EE
6 1 (1.72%) jQuery
6 1 (1.72%) JSON
6 1 (1.72%) Middleware
6 1 (1.72%) React
6 1 (1.72%) RESTful
6 1 (1.72%) Sinatra
6 1 (1.72%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.72%) WebdriverIO
6 1 (1.72%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) User Experience
3 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.45%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.72%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.72%) PKI
4 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) Linux
2 9 (15.52%) Windows
3 8 (13.79%) Unix
4 4 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.17%) Ubuntu
5 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.45%) Android
6 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (70.69%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (56.90%) Test Automation
3 22 (37.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (32.76%) Test Management
4 19 (32.76%) Waterfall
5 18 (31.03%) Manual Testing
6 15 (25.86%) Regression Testing
6 15 (25.86%) Scrum
7 14 (24.14%) Functional Testing
7 14 (24.14%) Software Testing
8 13 (22.41%) Test Strategy
9 12 (20.69%) Test Scripting
9 12 (20.69%) User Stories
10 11 (18.97%) E-Commerce
11 10 (17.24%) API Testing
11 10 (17.24%) Kanban
11 10 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (15.52%) Integration Testing
12 9 (15.52%) Scenario Testing
13 8 (13.79%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) Java
1 14 (24.14%) SQL
2 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.90%) C#
3 4 (6.90%) Python
4 3 (5.17%) C
4 3 (5.17%) Perl
5 1 (1.72%) Apple Swift
5 1 (1.72%) Groovy
5 1 (1.72%) PHP
5 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.72%) Ruby
5 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.72%) XPath
5 1 (1.72%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) ISEB
2 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.62%) Degree
4 4 (6.90%) ISTQB
4 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.17%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.72%) CCA
7 1 (1.72%) CCNA
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.72%) MCP
7 1 (1.72%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (31.03%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) PMBOK
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.72%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) Docker
2 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.72%) XenApp
2 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (8.62%) HP ALM
3 4 (6.90%) Ansible
3 4 (6.90%) Puppet
4 3 (5.17%) Kubernetes
4 3 (5.17%) Nagios
5 1 (1.72%) HockeyApp
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.72%) Nessus
5 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.72%) SCCM
5 1 (1.72%) SCOM
5 1 (1.72%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.79%) SAP
3 7 (12.07%) hybris
4 6 (10.34%) Oracle
5 5 (8.62%) HP
5 5 (8.62%) IBM
6 4 (6.90%) Splunk
6 4 (6.90%) VMware
7 3 (5.17%) AppDynamics
7 3 (5.17%) Google
7 3 (5.17%) Micro Focus
7 3 (5.17%) New Relic
8 2 (3.45%) Cisco
8 2 (3.45%) Cognos
9 1 (1.72%) Apple
9 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.72%) Citrix
9 1 (1.72%) Dell
9 1 (1.72%) EMC
9 1 (1.72%) NetApp