Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 2017 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 532 595
Rank change year-on-year -45 +63 +29
Contract jobs citing Zephyr 70 73 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.17% 0.052%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.74% 0.92% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 13
London median daily rate £488 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +42.86% -33.33%
10th Percentile £313 £326 £307
90th Percentile £679 £675 £470
England median daily rate £438 £450 £338
% change year-on-year -2.78% +33.33% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £32.00

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 9492 7943 7205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.96% 17.99% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7229 5706 5293
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £310
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
England median daily rate £463 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +7.56% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 17
London median hourly rate £37.75 £32.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.15% +8.33% -29.41%
10th Percentile £20.30 £10.00 £21.06
90th Percentile £49.80 £54.64 £55.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +8.11%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017. 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 -17 8 £500 -9.09% 1
South London -30 2 - -
Zephyr
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Zephyr also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Zephyr.

1 57 (81.43%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (78.57%) JIRA
3 36 (51.43%) Test Automation
4 34 (48.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 31 (44.29%) Confluence
6 26 (37.14%) Open Source
7 25 (35.71%) Functional Testing
7 25 (35.71%) System Testing
8 24 (34.29%) Waterfall
8 24 (34.29%) DevOps
8 24 (34.29%) Test Management
9 23 (32.86%) Java
10 22 (31.43%) Defect Management
10 22 (31.43%) SC Cleared
10 22 (31.43%) Security Cleared
11 21 (30.00%) SQL
12 20 (28.57%) Test Scripting
12 20 (28.57%) BDD
13 19 (27.14%) Jenkins
13 19 (27.14%) Amazon AWS
14 18 (25.71%) QA
14 18 (25.71%) Scenario Testing
15 17 (24.29%) Windows
16 16 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
17 15 (21.43%) Selenium
18 14 (20.00%) Firewall
18 14 (20.00%) ISEB
18 14 (20.00%) Cucumber
19 13 (18.57%) ServiceNow
19 13 (18.57%) Regression Testing

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 31 (44.29%) Confluence
2 10 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.14%) IIS
4 4 (5.71%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (27.14%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (17.14%) Office 365
4 9 (12.86%) PaaS
5 6 (8.57%) GitHub
6 4 (5.71%) BrowserStack
6 4 (5.71%) npm
6 4 (5.71%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (4.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (4.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (2.86%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.43%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.00%) Firewall
2 5 (7.14%) DNS
2 5 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.71%) SSL
4 1 (1.43%) 3G
4 1 (1.43%) 4G
4 1 (1.43%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) RDBMS
1 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.86%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 55 (78.57%) JIRA
2 19 (27.14%) Jenkins
3 15 (21.43%) Selenium
4 14 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 9 (12.86%) Appium
5 9 (12.86%) JMeter
6 8 (11.43%) Git (software)
6 8 (11.43%) TeamCity
7 7 (10.00%) SonarQube
8 6 (8.57%) Ant
8 6 (8.57%) GitLab
8 6 (8.57%) MSBuild
8 6 (8.57%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (8.57%) SoapUI
8 6 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (8.57%) TestRail
8 6 (8.57%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (7.14%) SpecFlow
10 4 (5.71%) Artifactory
10 4 (5.71%) Jasmine
General
1 8 (11.43%) Banking
2 7 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (2.86%) Publishing
4 1 (1.43%) Back Office
4 1 (1.43%) Electronics
4 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Military
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (32.86%) Analyst
2 19 (27.14%) Test Analyst
3 13 (18.57%) Test Manager
4 12 (17.14%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (15.71%) QA Manager
6 10 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
6 10 (14.29%) Tester
7 8 (11.43%) Test Engineer
8 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Test Manager
10 4 (5.71%) Developer
10 4 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
10 4 (5.71%) Software Engineer
10 4 (5.71%) Software Test Engineer
11 3 (4.29%) Automation Tester
11 3 (4.29%) Test Leader
11 3 (4.29%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.29%) REST
2 9 (12.86%) Web Services
3 6 (8.57%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (8.57%) Gherkin
3 6 (8.57%) XML
4 5 (7.14%) SOAP
5 3 (4.29%) RESTful
6 2 (2.86%) LAMP
7 1 (1.43%) .NET
7 1 (1.43%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.29%) User Experience
3 2 (2.86%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.86%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.43%) Blog
4 1 (1.43%) Equities
4 1 (1.43%) Fintech
4 1 (1.43%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.29%) Windows
2 8 (11.43%) Android
2 8 (11.43%) Apple iOS
3 5 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.71%) Linux
5 1 (1.43%) Unix
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (81.43%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (51.43%) Test Automation
3 34 (48.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (37.14%) Open Source
5 25 (35.71%) Functional Testing
5 25 (35.71%) System Testing
6 24 (34.29%) DevOps
6 24 (34.29%) Test Management
6 24 (34.29%) Waterfall
7 22 (31.43%) Defect Management
8 20 (28.57%) BDD
8 20 (28.57%) Test Scripting
9 18 (25.71%) Scenario Testing
10 13 (18.57%) Regression Testing
10 13 (18.57%) Software Testing
11 12 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (17.14%) TDD
12 11 (15.71%) System Integration Testing
13 10 (14.29%) Scrum
14 9 (12.86%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.86%) Java
2 21 (30.00%) SQL
3 11 (15.71%) C#
4 9 (12.86%) Python
5 6 (8.57%) Bash Shell
5 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
5 6 (8.57%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.29%) Groovy
6 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.43%) C
7 1 (1.43%) C++
7 1 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (31.43%) SC Cleared
1 22 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.00%) ISEB
3 11 (15.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (10.00%) Degree
5 5 (7.14%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (25.71%) QA
2 3 (4.29%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (11.43%) Docker
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) SCCM
2 7 (10.00%) Ansible
3 6 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (8.57%) Puppet
4 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (18.57%) Atlassian
1 13 (18.57%) ServiceNow
2 12 (17.14%) Citrix
2 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.43%) Splunk
4 7 (10.00%) Oracle
5 6 (8.57%) Black Duck
6 4 (5.71%) HP
7 3 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.43%) Apigee
8 1 (1.43%) Pega
8 1 (1.43%) VMware
8 1 (1.43%) Xerox