Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 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.

Heroku
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 677 764 775
Rank change year-on-year +87 +11 +9
Contract jobs citing Heroku 216 107 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.01% 0.81% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 88 114
UK median daily rate £538 £469 £523
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.67% -10.29% +22.94%
10th Percentile £425 £363 £319
90th Percentile £692 £593 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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 21,484 13,160 10,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.71% 13.87% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,671 9,012 7,297
UK median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% +0.11% +11.11%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 196 163
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.32% - -15.56%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.98 £11.68
90th Percentile £57.50 £62.38 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -20.00%

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 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Heroku in the UK

Heroku
Top 12 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 16 July 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
England +63 192 £525 +12.00% 38
London +52 171 £530 +14.49% 34
UK excluding London -24 39 £575 +4.55% 4
Scotland - 22 £600 -
South East -26 5 £525 - 2
West Midlands -42 3 £425 -22.73%
Midlands -45 3 £425 -22.73%
North West - 3 £488 -
North of England - 3 £488 - 2
East of England - 2 £538 -
South West - 2 £450 -
Wales - 2 £613 -

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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.

1 191 (88.43%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (49.54%) Git (software)
4 98 (45.37%) Docker
5 93 (43.06%) JavaScript
6 92 (42.59%) TDD
7 79 (36.57%) BDD
8 76 (35.19%) GitHub
9 70 (32.41%) CSS
10 69 (31.94%) HTML
10 69 (31.94%) Java
10 69 (31.94%) DevOps
11 68 (31.48%) Ruby
11 68 (31.48%) ES6
12 67 (31.02%) Node.js
13 65 (30.09%) GitLab
14 60 (27.78%) Microservices
15 56 (25.93%) Kubernetes
16 55 (25.46%) PostgreSQL
17 52 (24.07%) Scrum
17 52 (24.07%) Linux
18 51 (23.61%) REST
18 51 (23.61%) Java 8
19 44 (20.37%) User Experience
19 44 (20.37%) Cloud Foundry
19 44 (20.37%) Groovy
20 42 (19.44%) E-Commerce
20 42 (19.44%) Mesos
20 42 (19.44%) Google Cloud Platform
20 42 (19.44%) MongoDB

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 44 (20.37%) Cloud Foundry
2 25 (11.57%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (7.41%) Apache Spark
4 11 (5.09%) Apache
5 6 (2.78%) Mongoose
6 1 (0.46%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Shopify
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 191 (88.43%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (35.19%) GitHub
3 42 (19.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 33 (15.28%) npm
5 25 (11.57%) IBM Cloud
6 19 (8.80%) IaaS
6 19 (8.80%) PaaS
7 16 (7.41%) OpenShift
8 15 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (6.94%) Serverless
9 10 (4.63%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (4.63%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (4.63%) SaaS
10 9 (4.17%) Amazon Kinesis
11 8 (3.70%) Amazon S3
11 8 (3.70%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (3.24%) Fastly
13 5 (2.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (1.39%) Firebase
14 3 (1.39%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 36 (16.67%) DNS
1 36 (16.67%) FTP
1 36 (16.67%) HTTP
1 36 (16.67%) SSL
1 36 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.56%) Firewall
3 3 (1.39%) Skype
4 2 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (25.46%) PostgreSQL
2 42 (19.44%) MongoDB
3 25 (11.57%) Redis
4 16 (7.41%) NoSQL
5 15 (6.94%) Neo4j
6 10 (4.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (2.31%) Big Data
7 5 (2.31%) Data Mining
7 5 (2.31%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.31%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.93%) MySQL
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 107 (49.54%) Git (software)
2 65 (30.09%) GitLab
3 39 (18.06%) Jenkins
4 38 (17.59%) webpack
5 36 (16.67%) Maven
6 34 (15.74%) Ant
7 32 (14.81%) Gerrit
7 32 (14.81%) SonarQube
7 32 (14.81%) Sonatype Nexus
8 31 (14.35%) Gradle
9 26 (12.04%) PostCSS
10 24 (11.11%) gulp
11 20 (9.26%) Spock
12 19 (8.80%) Gatling
13 16 (7.41%) Geb
14 15 (6.94%) CircleCI
15 11 (5.09%) Cucumber
16 8 (3.70%) JIRA
17 2 (0.93%) Eclipse
17 2 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 35 (16.20%) Finance
2 20 (9.26%) Banking
3 3 (1.39%) Law
4 2 (0.93%) Marketing
5 1 (0.46%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 118 (54.63%) Developer
2 50 (23.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 41 (18.98%) Java Developer
4 39 (18.06%) Senior DevOps
4 39 (18.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 32 (14.81%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 24 (11.11%) Senior Developer
7 22 (10.19%) React Developer
8 21 (9.72%) Digital Developer
9 20 (9.26%) Agile Developer
9 20 (9.26%) Agile Java Developer
10 19 (8.80%) Senior Java Developer
11 15 (6.94%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 14 (6.48%) Architect
12 14 (6.48%) Full Stack Developer
13 12 (5.56%) Ruby Developer
14 10 (4.63%) JavaScript Developer
14 10 (4.63%) Node.js Developer
15 9 (4.17%) CRM Architect
15 9 (4.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (32.41%) CSS
2 69 (31.94%) HTML
3 67 (31.02%) Node.js
4 51 (23.61%) REST
5 40 (18.52%) SOAP
6 39 (18.06%) HTML5
7 37 (17.13%) OAuth
7 37 (17.13%) OAuth2
8 34 (15.74%) AngularJS
9 32 (14.81%) Ruby on Rails
10 29 (13.43%) Redux
10 29 (13.43%) Spring
11 27 (12.50%) Spring Boot
12 26 (12.04%) Chai
12 26 (12.04%) Dropwizard
12 26 (12.04%) Enzyme
12 26 (12.04%) Guice
12 26 (12.04%) Ratpack
13 25 (11.57%) Kafka
14 23 (10.65%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 44 (20.37%) User Experience
2 32 (14.81%) iPad
3 28 (12.96%) Computer Science
4 26 (12.04%) Algorithms
4 26 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (12.04%) Data Structures
5 12 (5.56%) Fintech
6 10 (4.63%) Credit Risk
7 8 (3.70%) Virtual Team
8 6 (2.78%) Cloud Native
8 6 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.85%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.39%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.93%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 52 (24.07%) Linux
2 9 (4.17%) Android
3 8 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.39%) CoreOS
5 1 (0.46%) CentOS
5 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.46%) Unix
5 1 (0.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (42.59%) TDD
3 79 (36.57%) BDD
4 69 (31.94%) DevOps
5 60 (27.78%) Microservices
6 52 (24.07%) Scrum
7 42 (19.44%) E-Commerce
8 37 (17.13%) Test Automation
9 36 (16.67%) OWASP
10 33 (15.28%) Continuous Delivery
11 32 (14.81%) API Design
11 32 (14.81%) Domain-Driven Design
11 32 (14.81%) Software Engineering
12 30 (13.89%) OO
13 26 (12.04%) OOD
13 26 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (11.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 23 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (10.65%) Mentoring
16 19 (8.80%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 93 (43.06%) JavaScript
2 69 (31.94%) Java
3 68 (31.48%) ES6
3 68 (31.48%) Ruby
4 51 (23.61%) Java 8
5 44 (20.37%) Groovy
6 41 (18.98%) Python
7 35 (16.20%) Bash Shell
8 23 (10.65%) TypeScript
9 12 (5.56%) Scala
10 11 (5.09%) SQL
11 6 (2.78%) PHP
12 3 (1.39%) C++
12 3 (1.39%) ES7
13 2 (0.93%) C#
14 1 (0.46%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.46%) ES8
14 1 (0.46%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.46%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (2.78%) SC Cleared
1 6 (2.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (0.46%) Degree
2 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (14.81%) GCP
2 10 (4.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.46%) WAI
3 1 (0.46%) WCAG
System Software
1 98 (45.37%) Docker
2 1 (0.46%) LXC
Systems Management
1 56 (25.93%) Kubernetes
2 42 (19.44%) Mesos
3 32 (14.81%) Consul
4 26 (12.04%) Docker Swarm
5 16 (7.41%) Terraform
6 14 (6.48%) Ansible
7 11 (5.09%) Marathon
8 8 (3.70%) Grafana
8 8 (3.70%) Graphite
9 6 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (1.85%) Puppet
11 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (14.81%) IBM
2 26 (12.04%) Twitter
3 14 (6.48%) Google
3 14 (6.48%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (4.63%) Marketo
4 10 (4.63%) WorldPay
5 5 (2.31%) New Relic
5 5 (2.31%) Rollbar
6 4 (1.85%) Informatica
6 4 (1.85%) Splunk
7 3 (1.39%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.93%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 1 (0.46%) Capita
9 1 (0.46%) Facebook
9 1 (0.46%) Segue