Period
to 26 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for DigitalOcean skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DigitalOcean over the 6 months to 26 June 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.

DigitalOcean, Inc
UK
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 828 863 -
Rank change year-on-year +35 - -
Contract jobs citing DigitalOcean 21 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.011% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.082% 0.051% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 0
UK median daily rate £350 £513 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.71% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £431 -
% change year-on-year -24.64% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

DigitalOcean is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 25,587 21,428 12,941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.07% 21.27% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,546 14,617 8,921
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £306 £275
90th Percentile £654 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 345 310 184
UK median hourly rate £22.65 £18.95 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.56% -0.29% -3.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £10.58
90th Percentile £59.25 £56.25 £60.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.34 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +31.38% -2.86% +7.69%

DigitalOcean
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DigitalOcean as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DigitalOcean in the UK

DigitalOcean
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DigitalOcean in the UK

DigitalOcean
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DigitalOcean within the UK over the 6 months to 26 June 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
England +30 21 £350 -31.71%
London +46 15 £350 -31.71%
UK excluding London +29 6 £325 -24.64%
South East - 4 £325 -
East of England - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing DigitalOcean 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 with a requirement for DigitalOcean.

1 17 (80.95%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (61.90%) Jenkins
2 13 (61.90%) Bitcoin
2 13 (61.90%) Blockchain
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (57.14%) Linux
4 11 (52.38%) JIRA
4 11 (52.38%) Test Automation
5 9 (42.86%) Confluence
5 9 (42.86%) BDD
5 9 (42.86%) Gherkin
5 9 (42.86%) Python
5 9 (42.86%) C++
5 9 (42.86%) Shell Script
5 9 (42.86%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (38.10%) Open Source
7 7 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (33.33%) QA
8 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
8 6 (28.57%) ISEB
8 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
8 6 (28.57%) PHP
8 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
8 6 (28.57%) Bitbucket
8 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
9 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
9 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
9 5 (23.81%) Docker
9 5 (23.81%) Java
9 5 (23.81%) CSS

DigitalOcean
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (42.86%) Confluence
2 3 (14.29%) Drupal
2 3 (14.29%) WordPress
3 1 (4.76%) CMS
3 1 (4.76%) Commerce Server
3 1 (4.76%) nginx
3 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 17 (80.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (14.29%) Cloudflare
2 3 (14.29%) GitHub
3 2 (9.52%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (4.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) SSH
2 2 (9.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (61.90%) Blockchain
2 4 (19.05%) MySQL
3 3 (14.29%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (61.90%) Jenkins
2 11 (52.38%) JIRA
3 6 (28.57%) Bitbucket
4 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
4 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
5 3 (14.29%) webpack
6 2 (9.52%) Appium
6 2 (9.52%) GitLab
6 2 (9.52%) Gradle
6 2 (9.52%) gulp
6 2 (9.52%) Maven
6 2 (9.52%) Selenium
6 2 (9.52%) TeamCity
6 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
7 1 (4.76%) Calabash
7 1 (4.76%) Gatling
7 1 (4.76%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (4.76%) JMeter
7 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
7 1 (4.76%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Blockchain Lead
1 8 (38.10%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Automation Tester
4 3 (14.29%) QA Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Developer in Test
5 2 (9.52%) Development Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Node.js Developer
5 2 (9.52%) QA Leader
5 2 (9.52%) QA Test Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Software Development Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Software Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Blockchain Developer
6 1 (4.76%) QA Automation Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) Gherkin
2 5 (23.81%) CSS
3 4 (19.05%) React
4 3 (14.29%) HTML
4 3 (14.29%) Laravel
5 2 (9.52%) Browserify
5 2 (9.52%) Electron Framework
5 2 (9.52%) jQuery
5 2 (9.52%) LAMP
5 2 (9.52%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (9.52%) MEAN Stack
5 2 (9.52%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (9.52%) Node.js
5 2 (9.52%) React Native
5 2 (9.52%) WebdriverIO
6 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.76%) HTML5
6 1 (4.76%) Tailwind CSS
6 1 (4.76%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (61.90%) Bitcoin
2 9 (42.86%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (23.81%) Virtual Team
4 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (9.52%) Internet of Things
5 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
6 1 (4.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) Test Automation
3 9 (42.86%) BDD
4 8 (38.10%) Open Source
5 7 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
7 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
7 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
7 3 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
8 2 (9.52%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (9.52%) Coaching
8 2 (9.52%) Line Management
8 2 (9.52%) Machine Learning
8 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
8 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 2 (9.52%) Use Case
8 2 (9.52%) User Stories
8 2 (9.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) C++
1 9 (42.86%) Python
1 9 (42.86%) Shell Script
2 6 (28.57%) PHP
3 5 (23.81%) Java
4 2 (9.52%) C#
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) ISEB
1 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 3 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.76%) Ansible
2 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Google
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle