Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Heroku skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Heroku over the 6 months to 21 January 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.

Heroku
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 722 725 717
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8 +91
Contract jobs citing Heroku 162 163 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.68% 0.93% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 132 115
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.76%
10th Percentile £425 £365 £363
90th Percentile £675 £631 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +16.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Heroku 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 23,946 17,445 12,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.23% 17.67% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,523 12,124 8,287
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £308 £285 £281
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 229 164
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.63 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.04% -1.32% -13.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.33
90th Percentile £55.25 £54.55 £56.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Heroku
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Heroku in the UK

Heroku
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Heroku in the UK

Heroku
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Heroku over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Heroku in the UK

Heroku
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Heroku within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 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 -12 159 £500 - 36
London +6 119 £550 +6.28% 23
UK excluding London -9 43 £500 - 14
North of England -20 20 £500 - 1
South East +13 18 £439 -20.23% 10
Yorkshire -7 15 £500 - 1
North East -5 5 £450 -10.00%
East of England +6 2 £406 -
Scotland - 2 £325 -
Wales - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Heroku 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 Heroku.

1 112 (69.14%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (64.81%) Amazon AWS
3 88 (54.32%) JavaScript
4 76 (46.91%) Git (software)
5 60 (37.04%) REST
6 56 (34.57%) HTML
7 55 (33.95%) CSS
8 54 (33.33%) Node.js
9 53 (32.72%) Docker
10 52 (32.10%) Python
11 51 (31.48%) ES6
12 48 (29.63%) Java
12 48 (29.63%) TDD
13 45 (27.78%) PostgreSQL
13 45 (27.78%) Elasticsearch
14 44 (27.16%) OAuth2
14 44 (27.16%) DevOps
14 44 (27.16%) Test Automation
14 44 (27.16%) OAuth
15 38 (23.46%) PaaS
15 38 (23.46%) GitHub
16 36 (22.22%) Microservices
17 34 (20.99%) AngularJS
17 34 (20.99%) Continuous Deployment
18 33 (20.37%) Linux
19 32 (19.75%) MongoDB
20 31 (19.14%) User Experience
21 28 (17.28%) webpack
21 28 (17.28%) SOAP
22 27 (16.67%) HTTP

Heroku
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 45 (27.78%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (10.49%) Cloud Foundry
3 15 (9.26%) nginx
3 15 (9.26%) OpenStack
4 12 (7.41%) Apache Spark
5 11 (6.79%) Confluence
6 6 (3.70%) Drupal
7 2 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.23%) CMS
7 2 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.62%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 105 (64.81%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (23.46%) GitHub
2 38 (23.46%) PaaS
3 24 (14.81%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (6.79%) Serverless
5 8 (4.94%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (4.32%) Amazon S3
7 6 (3.70%) Amazon Kinesis
7 6 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (2.47%) Fastly
9 4 (2.47%) Force.com
10 3 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (1.85%) SaaS
11 2 (1.23%) Google Tag Manager
11 2 (1.23%) npm
12 1 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.62%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 1 (0.62%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.62%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 27 (16.67%) HTTP
2 25 (15.43%) DNS
2 25 (15.43%) TCP/IP
3 24 (14.81%) FTP
3 24 (14.81%) SSL
4 2 (1.23%) Internet
5 1 (0.62%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (27.78%) PostgreSQL
2 32 (19.75%) MongoDB
3 21 (12.96%) Big Data
4 18 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
5 17 (10.49%) Hadoop
6 9 (5.56%) Redis
7 7 (4.32%) MySQL
8 6 (3.70%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (2.47%) Neo4j
10 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 76 (46.91%) Git (software)
2 28 (17.28%) webpack
3 27 (16.67%) GitLab
4 25 (15.43%) gulp
4 25 (15.43%) Jenkins
5 24 (14.81%) Gradle
6 23 (14.20%) JIRA
7 21 (12.96%) PostCSS
8 15 (9.26%) CF BOSH
9 11 (6.79%) Gatling
9 11 (6.79%) Geb
9 11 (6.79%) Spock
10 10 (6.17%) CircleCI
11 4 (2.47%) Maven
12 3 (1.85%) Babel
12 3 (1.85%) Eclipse
13 2 (1.23%) git-flow
13 2 (1.23%) Mocha
14 1 (0.62%) Gerrit
14 1 (0.62%) Jasmine
General
1 24 (14.81%) Finance
2 7 (4.32%) Marketing
3 3 (1.85%) Billing
4 2 (1.23%) Publishing
5 1 (0.62%) Advertising
5 1 (0.62%) Automotive
5 1 (0.62%) Banking
5 1 (0.62%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.62%) French Language
5 1 (0.62%) Games
5 1 (0.62%) German Language
5 1 (0.62%) Law
5 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 111 (68.52%) Developer
2 26 (16.05%) Senior Developer
3 24 (14.81%) React Developer
4 23 (14.20%) Java Developer
5 20 (12.35%) Full Stack Developer
6 18 (11.11%) Python Developer
7 16 (9.88%) DevOps Engineer
7 16 (9.88%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 14 (8.64%) Digital Developer
9 12 (7.41%) Agile Developer
9 12 (7.41%) Agile Java Developer
9 12 (7.41%) Technical Leader
10 10 (6.17%) Architect
10 10 (6.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 8 (4.94%) .NET Developer
11 8 (4.94%) Cloud Engineer
11 8 (4.94%) Lead Developer
11 8 (4.94%) Lead Java Developer
11 8 (4.94%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (4.94%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (37.04%) REST
2 56 (34.57%) HTML
3 55 (33.95%) CSS
4 54 (33.33%) Node.js
5 44 (27.16%) OAuth
5 44 (27.16%) OAuth2
6 34 (20.99%) AngularJS
7 28 (17.28%) SOAP
8 27 (16.67%) HTML5
9 24 (14.81%) Dropwizard
9 24 (14.81%) Ember.js
9 24 (14.81%) Guice
9 24 (14.81%) Ratpack
9 24 (14.81%) Spring
9 24 (14.81%) Spring Boot
10 23 (14.20%) Redux
10 23 (14.20%) Ruby on Rails
11 22 (13.58%) Enzyme
12 21 (12.96%) Django
13 19 (11.73%) Celery
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.14%) User Experience
2 27 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (16.05%) Algorithms
4 23 (14.20%) Data Structures
5 7 (4.32%) Replication
6 5 (3.09%) Cloud Native
7 4 (2.47%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.23%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.23%) Life Science
8 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.62%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.62%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.62%) Fintech
9 1 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.62%) iPad
9 1 (0.62%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.62%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 33 (20.37%) Linux
2 12 (7.41%) Unix
3 3 (1.85%) Android
3 3 (1.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (69.14%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (29.63%) TDD
3 44 (27.16%) DevOps
3 44 (27.16%) Test Automation
4 36 (22.22%) Microservices
5 34 (20.99%) Continuous Deployment
6 26 (16.05%) OO
6 26 (16.05%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (15.43%) API Design
7 25 (15.43%) Domain-Driven Design
7 25 (15.43%) Scrum
8 24 (14.81%) Computer Science
8 24 (14.81%) OWASP
9 23 (14.20%) Front End Development
10 22 (13.58%) Continuous Delivery
10 22 (13.58%) Deployment Automation
11 21 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (12.96%) OOD
12 19 (11.73%) Web Development
13 18 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 88 (54.32%) JavaScript
2 52 (32.10%) Python
3 51 (31.48%) ES6
4 48 (29.63%) Java
5 26 (16.05%) Java 8
5 26 (16.05%) Ruby
5 26 (16.05%) TypeScript
6 17 (10.49%) C#
7 9 (5.56%) SQL
8 8 (4.94%) Scala
9 2 (1.23%) C++
9 2 (1.23%) ES7
9 2 (1.23%) Go
9 2 (1.23%) R
10 1 (0.62%) ES8
10 1 (0.62%) Groovy
10 1 (0.62%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.62%) Lua
10 1 (0.62%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
2 10 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.70%) Degree
4 3 (1.85%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 53 (32.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (14.81%) Docker Swarm
2 16 (9.88%) Kubernetes
3 15 (9.26%) Ansible
3 15 (9.26%) Puppet
4 4 (2.47%) Grafana
4 4 (2.47%) Graphite
5 2 (1.23%) Mesos
6 1 (0.62%) Consul
6 1 (0.62%) Marathon
6 1 (0.62%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.62%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (9.26%) F5
2 13 (8.02%) Twitter
3 10 (6.17%) Google
4 9 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (3.09%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.85%) Splunk
7 2 (1.23%) Adobe
7 2 (1.23%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.62%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.62%) Foundry
8 1 (0.62%) IBM
8 1 (0.62%) New Relic
8 1 (0.62%) Palo Alto