Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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.

Heroku
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 737 777 833
Rank change year-on-year +40 +56 -39
Contract jobs citing Heroku 138 119 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.051%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.84% 0.96% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 105 48
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £413 £363 £293
90th Percentile £642 £595 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £511 £475 £375
% change year-on-year +7.58% +26.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 16423 12353 7468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.20% 11.78% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11383 8492 5040
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £270 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 185 116
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.45% -14.30% +20.22%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.70 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.75 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £22.75
% change year-on-year +2.58% -25.01% +30.00%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 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
England +42 137 £500 +11.11% 11
London -13 96 £475 +5.56% 7
UK excluding London +29 41 £511 +7.58% 5
Midlands +43 21 £550 +25.71%
West Midlands +42 19 £550 +25.71%
North of England +69 14 £500 +17.65% 1
Yorkshire +29 8 £500 -20.00%
South East -5 6 £475 - 1
North East - 5 £500 -
East Midlands +11 2 - -
North West +23 1 £360 -12.73% 1
South West +1 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Heroku also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Heroku.

1 97 (70.29%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (44.20%) Java
4 57 (41.30%) JavaScript
5 49 (35.51%) Node.js
6 42 (30.43%) Docker
7 40 (28.99%) Cloud Foundry
7 40 (28.99%) Microservices
8 39 (28.26%) DevOps
9 36 (26.09%) REST
9 36 (26.09%) Salesforce.com
10 31 (22.46%) TDD
11 28 (20.29%) PostgreSQL
12 27 (19.57%) CSS
12 27 (19.57%) Linux
12 27 (19.57%) Puppet
13 26 (18.84%) SOAP
14 25 (18.12%) HTML
14 25 (18.12%) Python
14 25 (18.12%) Ruby
14 25 (18.12%) MongoDB
14 25 (18.12%) Kubernetes
15 24 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
15 24 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
16 23 (16.67%) PaaS
16 23 (16.67%) API Design
17 22 (15.94%) API Development
18 21 (15.22%) Ansible
19 20 (14.49%) Jenkins
19 20 (14.49%) Spring

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 40 (28.99%) Cloud Foundry
2 8 (5.80%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.62%) Apache
3 5 (3.62%) nginx
4 3 (2.17%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.72%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Magento
2 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 97 (70.29%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (16.67%) PaaS
4 18 (13.04%) GitHub
5 15 (10.87%) OpenShift
6 11 (7.97%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (5.80%) Amazon Kinesis
7 8 (5.80%) IaaS
7 8 (5.80%) SaaS
8 7 (5.07%) Fastly
9 6 (4.35%) Akamai
10 5 (3.62%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (3.62%) Twilio
11 4 (2.90%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (2.90%) Bluemix
11 4 (2.90%) Force.com
11 4 (2.90%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (2.90%) Serverless
12 3 (2.17%) Amazon S3
13 2 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.97%) HTTP
2 10 (7.25%) DNS
2 10 (7.25%) Firewall
3 6 (4.35%) FTP
3 6 (4.35%) SSL
3 6 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.45%) VPN
5 1 (0.72%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.72%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.72%) Internet
5 1 (0.72%) LDAP
5 1 (0.72%) SMPP
5 1 (0.72%) SS7
5 1 (0.72%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.29%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (18.12%) MongoDB
3 12 (8.70%) Amazon Redshift
4 8 (5.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 8 (5.80%) Neo4j
4 8 (5.80%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.35%) MySQL
6 5 (3.62%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.17%) Redis
8 1 (0.72%) GIS
8 1 (0.72%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (14.49%) Jenkins
2 15 (10.87%) Git (software)
3 13 (9.42%) webpack
4 12 (8.70%) WebDriver
5 10 (7.25%) Bitbucket
6 9 (6.52%) GitLab
7 7 (5.07%) CircleCI
7 7 (5.07%) RSpec
7 7 (5.07%) TeamCity
7 7 (5.07%) Travis CI
8 6 (4.35%) Gradle
9 5 (3.62%) Mocha
10 4 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.90%) Gatling
10 4 (2.90%) Mercurial
10 4 (2.90%) PHPUnit
10 4 (2.90%) Selenium
11 3 (2.17%) Cucumber
11 3 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (2.17%) PostCSS
General
1 17 (12.32%) Finance
2 12 (8.70%) Billing
3 5 (3.62%) Banking
4 4 (2.90%) Marketing
5 2 (1.45%) Advertising
5 2 (1.45%) Games
6 1 (0.72%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Publishing
6 1 (0.72%) Retail
6 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (48.55%) Developer
2 36 (26.09%) Architect
3 19 (13.77%) Salesforce Developer
4 15 (10.87%) Java Architect
5 11 (7.97%) Full Stack Developer
6 10 (7.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (6.52%) Digital Architect
8 8 (5.80%) JavaScript Engineer
8 8 (5.80%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.80%) UI Architect
9 7 (5.07%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.35%) Node.js Developer
10 6 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 6 (4.35%) Technical Architect
11 5 (3.62%) Salesforce Architect
12 4 (2.90%) Integration Engineer
12 4 (2.90%) JavaScript Developer
12 4 (2.90%) PHP Developer
12 4 (2.90%) Platform Architect
12 4 (2.90%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (35.51%) Node.js
2 36 (26.09%) REST
3 27 (19.57%) CSS
4 26 (18.84%) SOAP
5 25 (18.12%) HTML
6 20 (14.49%) Spring
7 19 (13.77%) React
7 19 (13.77%) Spring Boot
8 13 (9.42%) AngularJS
9 12 (8.70%) Sass
10 11 (7.97%) JSON
10 11 (7.97%) Ruby on Rails
11 10 (7.25%) Play Framework
11 10 (7.25%) Web Services
12 9 (6.52%) Dropwizard
12 9 (6.52%) RESTful
13 7 (5.07%) OAuth
13 7 (5.07%) OAuth2
14 6 (4.35%) Guice
14 6 (4.35%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.70%) User Experience
2 9 (6.52%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.52%) Data Structures
3 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.90%) Fintech
4 4 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.90%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.90%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.17%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.45%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.72%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 27 (19.57%) Linux
2 11 (7.97%) CoreOS
3 7 (5.07%) Unix
4 5 (3.62%) Amazon Linux
5 4 (2.90%) Android
5 4 (2.90%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.90%) CentOS
5 4 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (28.99%) Microservices
3 39 (28.26%) DevOps
4 31 (22.46%) TDD
5 24 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
6 23 (16.67%) API Design
7 22 (15.94%) API Development
8 19 (13.77%) Open Source
9 18 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (11.59%) Scrum
11 15 (10.87%) Test Automation
12 14 (10.14%) API Integration
12 14 (10.14%) Enterprise Architecture
13 13 (9.42%) Kanban
13 13 (9.42%) Software Engineering
14 11 (7.97%) OO
15 10 (7.25%) BDD
15 10 (7.25%) Configuration Management
15 10 (7.25%) SOA
16 8 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (44.20%) Java
2 57 (41.30%) JavaScript
3 25 (18.12%) Python
3 25 (18.12%) Ruby
4 15 (10.87%) Scala
4 15 (10.87%) SQL
5 14 (10.14%) Go
6 13 (9.42%) ES6
7 9 (6.52%) Apex Code
8 6 (4.35%) Bash Shell
8 6 (4.35%) Groovy
9 4 (2.90%) PHP
9 4 (2.90%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.45%) SOQL
10 2 (1.45%) SOSL
10 2 (1.45%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.72%) C#
11 1 (0.72%) Elixir
11 1 (0.72%) GraphQL
11 1 (0.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (5.07%) Degree
2 5 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) GDPR
2 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (30.43%) Docker
2 1 (0.72%) LXC
2 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.72%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (19.57%) Puppet
2 25 (18.12%) Kubernetes
3 21 (15.22%) Ansible
4 11 (7.97%) Terraform
5 10 (7.25%) Nagios
6 7 (5.07%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (4.35%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (4.35%) Grafana
7 6 (4.35%) Graphite
7 6 (4.35%) logstash
8 4 (2.90%) Opsview
9 2 (1.45%) Pingdom
10 1 (0.72%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.72%) Mesos
Vendors
1 36 (26.09%) Salesforce.com
2 17 (12.32%) Red Hat
3 6 (4.35%) Apigee
3 6 (4.35%) MuleSoft
3 6 (4.35%) Splunk
4 4 (2.90%) IBM
5 3 (2.17%) Google
5 3 (2.17%) Oracle
5 3 (2.17%) Twitter
6 2 (1.45%) hybris
6 2 (1.45%) New Relic
6 2 (1.45%) SendGrid
7 1 (0.72%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.72%) Facebook
7 1 (0.72%) Progress
7 1 (0.72%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) VMware