Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 23 September 2018 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 549 566 558
Rank change year-on-year +17 -8 +38
Contract jobs citing Zephyr 80 45 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.79% 0.52% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 30 35
London median daily rate £440 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% -10.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £314
90th Percentile £625 £554 £645
England median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +40.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 10,159 8,593 7,850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 22.51% 19.54% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,519 6,404 5,750
London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £340 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 15
London median hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.08% -25.29% +45.00%
10th Percentile £16.93 £20.10 £10.00
90th Percentile £86.25 £53.66 £56.90
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%

Zephyr
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Zephyr in London

Zephyr
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Zephyr in London

Zephyr
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Zephyr in London over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Zephyr in London

Zephyr
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Zephyr within the London region over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. 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
Central London -11 9 £470 +10.59% 2
South London -33 5 £313 -
West London - 1 £450 - 1
Zephyr
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for Zephyr.

1 65 (81.25%) JIRA
2 59 (73.75%) Selenium
2 59 (73.75%) Test Automation
3 56 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (61.25%) Java
5 43 (53.75%) Jenkins
6 42 (52.50%) Confluence
7 41 (51.25%) Cucumber
8 32 (40.00%) QA
9 30 (37.50%) BDD
10 29 (36.25%) GitHub
10 29 (36.25%) Microsoft Azure
11 27 (33.75%) TeamCity
12 26 (32.50%) Git (software)
13 25 (31.25%) Scrum
14 24 (30.00%) JMeter
15 22 (27.50%) Linux
15 22 (27.50%) Amazon AWS
15 22 (27.50%) Test Management
15 22 (27.50%) Docker
16 21 (26.25%) Windows
16 21 (26.25%) TDD
16 21 (26.25%) Maven
17 20 (25.00%) C#
17 20 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (25.00%) Test Strategy
18 19 (23.75%) REST
18 19 (23.75%) Visual Studio
19 18 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
19 18 (22.50%) Ubuntu

Zephyr
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 42 (52.50%) Confluence
2 8 (10.00%) Apache
3 5 (6.25%) IIS
4 3 (3.75%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (3.75%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.75%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Sentinel
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 29 (36.25%) GitHub
1 29 (36.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (27.50%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (21.25%) BlazeMeter
4 16 (20.00%) Slack
5 11 (13.75%) OpenShift
6 10 (12.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (10.00%) Datadog
8 7 (8.75%) BrowserStack
9 5 (6.25%) IaaS
9 5 (6.25%) PaaS
9 5 (6.25%) SaaS
10 3 (3.75%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (3.75%) Office 365
11 2 (2.50%) Sauce Labs
12 1 (1.25%) Amazon S3
12 1 (1.25%) Google Analytics
12 1 (1.25%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) Firewall
2 4 (5.00%) DNS
3 3 (3.75%) AMQP
3 3 (3.75%) MQTT
3 3 (3.75%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.00%) Redis
3 3 (3.75%) Aerospike
3 3 (3.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (3.75%) Couchbase
3 3 (3.75%) Hazelcast
3 3 (3.75%) MySQL
3 3 (3.75%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.25%) GIS
4 1 (1.25%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 65 (81.25%) JIRA
2 59 (73.75%) Selenium
3 43 (53.75%) Jenkins
4 41 (51.25%) Cucumber
5 27 (33.75%) TeamCity
6 26 (32.50%) Git (software)
7 24 (30.00%) JMeter
8 21 (26.25%) Maven
9 19 (23.75%) Visual Studio
10 16 (20.00%) LoadRunner
11 15 (18.75%) Artifactory
11 15 (18.75%) The Grinder
12 12 (15.00%) JUnit
12 12 (15.00%) WebDriver
13 11 (13.75%) Appium
14 9 (11.25%) SoapUI
15 8 (10.00%) Bitbucket
15 8 (10.00%) GitLab
15 8 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
15 8 (10.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (18.75%) Finance
2 12 (15.00%) Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (33.75%) Tester
2 12 (15.00%) Analyst
3 10 (12.50%) Developer
3 10 (12.50%) Performance Tester
4 9 (11.25%) Automation Tester
5 8 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 7 (8.75%) Test Leader
6 7 (8.75%) Test Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Developer in Test
8 4 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) QA Tester
9 3 (3.75%) Automation Test Lead
9 3 (3.75%) C++ Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Linux Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.75%) REST
2 16 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 13 (16.25%) RESTful
3 13 (16.25%) XML
4 8 (10.00%) .NET
4 8 (10.00%) SOAP
5 7 (8.75%) Swagger
5 7 (8.75%) Web Services
6 6 (7.50%) CSS
6 6 (7.50%) HTML
7 5 (6.25%) JSON
8 3 (3.75%) Android SDK
8 3 (3.75%) Apache POI
8 3 (3.75%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (3.75%) Java EE
8 3 (3.75%) Kafka
8 3 (3.75%) Nightwatchjs
8 3 (3.75%) Spring Boot
8 3 (3.75%) Vert.x
8 3 (3.75%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Data Centre
1 6 (7.50%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.75%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.75%) Hedge funds
3 3 (3.75%) PKI
3 3 (3.75%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.75%) User Experience
4 1 (1.25%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.50%) Linux
2 21 (26.25%) Windows
3 18 (22.50%) Ubuntu
4 13 (16.25%) Android
5 10 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 8 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (10.00%) Unix
6 8 (10.00%) Windows Server
7 6 (7.50%) CentOS
8 3 (3.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (73.75%) Test Automation
2 56 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (37.50%) BDD
4 25 (31.25%) Scrum
5 22 (27.50%) Test Management
6 21 (26.25%) TDD
7 20 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 18 (22.50%) API Testing
8 18 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (21.25%) Performance Testing
10 16 (20.00%) Regression Testing
11 15 (18.75%) DevOps
12 14 (17.50%) Functional Testing
13 12 (15.00%) Kanban
13 12 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (13.75%) Line Management
15 10 (12.50%) Agile Testing
15 10 (12.50%) People Management
15 10 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 49 (61.25%) Java
2 20 (25.00%) C#
3 15 (18.75%) SQL
4 9 (11.25%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.50%) Perl
5 6 (7.50%) Python
6 3 (3.75%) C++
6 3 (3.75%) Go
7 1 (1.25%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.25%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 10 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.25%) Degree
2 9 (11.25%) ISEB
2 9 (11.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (27.50%) Docker
2 6 (7.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (20.00%) Puppet
2 11 (13.75%) Ansible
2 11 (13.75%) Kubernetes
3 8 (10.00%) Grafana
3 8 (10.00%) Kibana
3 8 (10.00%) Nagios
4 4 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (3.75%) Consul
5 3 (3.75%) SCCM
5 3 (3.75%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (2.50%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (2.50%) logstash
7 1 (1.25%) Rancher
7 1 (1.25%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 18 (22.50%) AppDynamics
1 18 (22.50%) New Relic
2 12 (15.00%) Atlassian
3 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (11.25%) Dynatrace
5 8 (10.00%) Google
5 8 (10.00%) Micro Focus
5 8 (10.00%) Splunk
6 4 (5.00%) IBM
6 4 (5.00%) Oracle
7 3 (3.75%) Citrix
7 3 (3.75%) VMware
7 3 (3.75%) WSO2
8 2 (2.50%) TOWER Software