Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 521 779 777
Rank change year-on-year +258 -2 +6
Contract jobs citing Zephyr 51 44 96
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.053% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.67% 0.26% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 65
Median daily rate £425 £473 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.05% +18.13% -
10th Percentile £304 £343 £313
90th Percentile £500 £573 £513
UK median daily rate £425 £473 £400
% change year-on-year -10.05% +18.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 7,606 17,065 18,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.29% 20.55% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,021 11,439 12,561
Median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +9.83%
10th Percentile £331 £340 £319
90th Percentile £675 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £493 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.68% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 258 209
Median hourly rate £38.50 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.49% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £21.25 £21.95 £28.30
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £67.25
Median hourly rate £40.75 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.23% +1.18% -

Zephyr
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Zephyr in England

Zephyr
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Zephyr in England

Zephyr
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Zephyr in England over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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 +181 28 £425 -15.00% 1
East of England +63 11 £394 -2.78%
North of England +96 5 £375 -7.69%
North West +64 5 £375 -6.25%
Midlands - 5 £413 -
West Midlands - 4 £363 -
South West +50 2 - -
South East +125 1 £438 +21.53% 1
East Midlands - 1 £413 -
Zephyr
UK

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 40 (78.43%) JIRA
2 36 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (68.63%) Test Automation
4 27 (52.94%) Cucumber
5 24 (47.06%) TDD
5 24 (47.06%) Scrum
5 24 (47.06%) Selenium
6 23 (45.10%) Java
7 22 (43.14%) Confluence
8 20 (39.22%) Kanban
9 19 (37.25%) API Testing
10 17 (33.33%) BDD
10 17 (33.33%) Security Cleared
11 16 (31.37%) SC Cleared
11 16 (31.37%) User Stories
12 15 (29.41%) Test Scripting
13 14 (27.45%) ISTQB
13 14 (27.45%) SQL
14 13 (25.49%) SOAP
14 13 (25.49%) SoapUI
14 13 (25.49%) Postman
15 12 (23.53%) Scenario Testing
15 12 (23.53%) Azure
16 11 (21.57%) Functional Testing
16 11 (21.57%) Product Roadmap
16 11 (21.57%) Web Services
16 11 (21.57%) QA
16 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (21.57%) Product Backlog
17 10 (19.61%) SDLC

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 22 (43.14%) Confluence
2 7 (13.73%) IIS
3 3 (5.88%) Apache
4 2 (3.92%) JBoss
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.96%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Workday HCM
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.96%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 12 (23.53%) Azure
2 9 (17.65%) GitHub
3 7 (13.73%) AWS
4 2 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.92%) BrowserStack
4 2 (3.92%) SaaS
5 1 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.96%) Office 365
5 1 (1.96%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) HTTP
2 2 (3.92%) SSL
2 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.96%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) Big Data
3 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.96%) MySQL
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.96%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 40 (78.43%) JIRA
2 27 (52.94%) Cucumber
3 24 (47.06%) Selenium
4 13 (25.49%) Postman
4 13 (25.49%) SoapUI
5 9 (17.65%) WebDriver
6 7 (13.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (11.76%) Jenkins
7 6 (11.76%) SpecFlow
8 5 (9.80%) Fiddler
8 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
8 5 (9.80%) NUnit
9 4 (7.84%) JMeter
10 3 (5.88%) Appium
11 2 (3.92%) Subversion
12 1 (1.96%) Bugzilla
12 1 (1.96%) IntelliJ
12 1 (1.96%) JUnit
12 1 (1.96%) Maven
12 1 (1.96%) Xcode
General
1 5 (9.80%) Public Sector
1 5 (9.80%) Retail
2 4 (7.84%) Finance
3 3 (5.88%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Law
5 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (37.25%) Analyst
2 17 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 13 (25.49%) Tester
4 9 (17.65%) Automation Tester
5 7 (13.73%) Test Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (9.80%) Developer
7 5 (9.80%) Java Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) Developer in Test
8 4 (7.84%) Software Developer
8 4 (7.84%) UI Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) Workday Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) Functional Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) Functional Test Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) Test Leader
10 2 (3.92%) Automation Test Analyst
10 2 (3.92%) C# Software Developer
10 2 (3.92%) Consultant
10 2 (3.92%) Java Software Developer
10 2 (3.92%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.49%) SOAP
2 11 (21.57%) Web Services
3 9 (17.65%) RESTful
4 8 (15.69%) XML
5 6 (11.76%) Gherkin
5 6 (11.76%) JSON
5 6 (11.76%) Middleware
5 6 (11.76%) Node.js
6 5 (9.80%) .NET
6 5 (9.80%) AngularJS
6 5 (9.80%) Express
7 4 (7.84%) REST
8 2 (3.92%) J2EE
9 1 (1.96%) Apache Avro
9 1 (1.96%) Jest
9 1 (1.96%) RxSwift
9 1 (1.96%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Virtual Team
2 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) NHS
4 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.96%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Android
2 5 (9.80%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.84%) Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (68.63%) Test Automation
3 24 (47.06%) Scrum
3 24 (47.06%) TDD
4 20 (39.22%) Kanban
5 19 (37.25%) API Testing
6 17 (33.33%) BDD
7 16 (31.37%) User Stories
8 15 (29.41%) Test Scripting
9 12 (23.53%) Scenario Testing
10 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (21.57%) Functional Testing
10 11 (21.57%) Product Backlog
10 11 (21.57%) Product Roadmap
11 10 (19.61%) DevOps
11 10 (19.61%) SDLC
11 10 (19.61%) Test Strategy
12 9 (17.65%) Defect Management
12 9 (17.65%) Software Testing
12 9 (17.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) Java
2 14 (27.45%) SQL
3 8 (15.69%) C#
4 7 (13.73%) PowerShell
5 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 5 (9.80%) Perl
7 2 (3.92%) Python
8 1 (1.96%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.96%) C
8 1 (1.96%) Groovy
8 1 (1.96%) Java 8
8 1 (1.96%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 16 (31.37%) SC Cleared
3 14 (27.45%) ISTQB
4 7 (13.73%) ISEB
5 4 (7.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.92%) Degree
6 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.57%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Docker
2 2 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) Kubernetes
1 5 (9.80%) Terraform
2 3 (5.88%) Ansible
3 2 (3.92%) Grafana
3 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.92%) Puppet
3 2 (3.92%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Atlassian
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle
2 5 (9.80%) Workday
3 2 (3.92%) WSO2
4 1 (1.96%) FNZ
4 1 (1.96%) MapR
4 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com