Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 717 743 791
Rank change year-on-year +26 +48 +47
Contract jobs citing Heroku 178 138 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.75% 0.83% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 116 105
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £363
90th Percentile £675 £642 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £511 £475
% change year-on-year -2.15% +7.58% +26.67%
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 23,888 16,547 12,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.13% 16.31% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,538 11,470 8,534
UK median daily rate £488 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.72% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £272 £275
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 221 185
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +2.45% -14.30%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.70
90th Percentile £60.88 £58.75 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.06
% change year-on-year - +2.58% -25.01%

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 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 19 November 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 +36 170 £500 - 43
London +48 137 £513 +7.89% 25
UK excluding London -1 41 £500 -2.15% 20
South East -11 16 £439 -7.63% 11
North of England -16 13 £500 - 4
Yorkshire -10 9 £500 -
Scotland - 7 £313 - 1
North East -6 4 £450 -10.00% 2
Midlands -33 3 £450 -18.18% 2
West Midlands -37 3 £450 -18.18% 2
East of England - 1 £538 -
Wales - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 124 (69.66%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (64.61%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (52.25%) Git (software)
4 91 (51.12%) JavaScript
5 65 (36.52%) Node.js
6 63 (35.39%) REST
7 61 (34.27%) Docker
7 61 (34.27%) TDD
8 60 (33.71%) HTML
9 58 (32.58%) CSS
10 56 (31.46%) GitHub
11 55 (30.90%) Python
11 55 (30.90%) ES6
12 51 (28.65%) DevOps
13 49 (27.53%) Elasticsearch
13 49 (27.53%) Java
14 46 (25.84%) OAuth
14 46 (25.84%) OAuth2
15 45 (25.28%) Test Automation
15 45 (25.28%) Ruby
15 45 (25.28%) PostgreSQL
16 41 (23.03%) Microservices
17 39 (21.91%) GitLab
18 37 (20.79%) Scrum
19 35 (19.66%) webpack
19 35 (19.66%) Jenkins
20 34 (19.10%) User Experience
20 34 (19.10%) SOAP
21 33 (18.54%) Linux
21 33 (18.54%) AngularJS

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 49 (27.53%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (12.92%) Cloud Foundry
3 15 (8.43%) Apache Spark
4 11 (6.18%) Confluence
5 10 (5.62%) nginx
5 10 (5.62%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.69%) Drupal
7 2 (1.12%) Apache
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 124 (69.66%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (31.46%) GitHub
3 31 (17.42%) PaaS
4 29 (16.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 18 (10.11%) Serverless
6 13 (7.30%) npm
7 10 (5.62%) Amazon S3
7 10 (5.62%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (5.06%) Amazon Kinesis
9 8 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (4.49%) IBM Cloud
10 7 (3.93%) Fastly
11 6 (3.37%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (2.81%) Force.com
13 3 (1.69%) SaaS
14 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
15 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
15 1 (0.56%) Cloudflare
15 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.56%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 29 (16.29%) HTTP
2 27 (15.17%) DNS
2 27 (15.17%) FTP
2 27 (15.17%) SSL
2 27 (15.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (25.28%) PostgreSQL
2 27 (15.17%) MongoDB
3 13 (7.30%) Apache Cassandra
3 13 (7.30%) Big Data
3 13 (7.30%) Hadoop
3 13 (7.30%) Neo4j
4 11 (6.18%) Redis
5 8 (4.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (2.25%) MySQL
6 4 (2.25%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 93 (52.25%) Git (software)
2 39 (21.91%) GitLab
3 35 (19.66%) Jenkins
3 35 (19.66%) webpack
4 28 (15.73%) Gradle
5 26 (14.61%) PostCSS
6 24 (13.48%) gulp
7 22 (12.36%) JIRA
8 15 (8.43%) Ant
8 15 (8.43%) Maven
9 13 (7.30%) CircleCI
10 12 (6.74%) Gerrit
10 12 (6.74%) SonarQube
10 12 (6.74%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (5.62%) CF BOSH
11 10 (5.62%) Gatling
11 10 (5.62%) Geb
11 10 (5.62%) Spock
12 3 (1.69%) Babel
12 3 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 29 (16.29%) Finance
2 8 (4.49%) Banking
3 7 (3.93%) Marketing
4 3 (1.69%) Billing
4 3 (1.69%) Law
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
5 1 (0.56%) Games
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 127 (71.35%) Developer
2 29 (16.29%) Java Developer
3 27 (15.17%) React Developer
4 24 (13.48%) Senior Developer
5 23 (12.92%) DevOps Engineer
6 21 (11.80%) Digital Developer
7 20 (11.24%) Full Stack Developer
8 19 (10.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 16 (8.99%) Python Developer
10 14 (7.87%) Agile Developer
10 14 (7.87%) Agile Java Developer
11 12 (6.74%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 12 (6.74%) Senior Java Developer
12 10 (5.62%) Senior DevOps
12 10 (5.62%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 10 (5.62%) Technical Leader
13 9 (5.06%) Lead Developer
13 9 (5.06%) Lead Java Developer
13 9 (5.06%) Node.js Developer
13 9 (5.06%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (36.52%) Node.js
2 63 (35.39%) REST
3 60 (33.71%) HTML
4 58 (32.58%) CSS
5 46 (25.84%) OAuth
5 46 (25.84%) OAuth2
6 34 (19.10%) SOAP
7 33 (18.54%) AngularJS
8 29 (16.29%) Ruby on Rails
9 28 (15.73%) HTML5
9 28 (15.73%) Redux
10 27 (15.17%) Enzyme
10 27 (15.17%) Spring
11 25 (14.04%) Dropwizard
11 25 (14.04%) Guice
11 25 (14.04%) Ratpack
12 24 (13.48%) Ember.js
12 24 (13.48%) Spring Boot
13 22 (12.36%) Django
14 20 (11.24%) Celery
Miscellaneous
1 34 (19.10%) User Experience
2 30 (16.85%) Computer Science
3 27 (15.17%) Data Structures
4 26 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (14.04%) Algorithms
6 12 (6.74%) iPad
7 7 (3.93%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.12%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.12%) Fintech
9 2 (1.12%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.12%) Life Science
9 2 (1.12%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.12%) Replication
10 1 (0.56%) Biotechnology
10 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.56%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.54%) Linux
2 12 (6.74%) Unix
3 4 (2.25%) Android
3 4 (2.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.56%) CoreOS
4 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (64.61%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (34.27%) TDD
3 51 (28.65%) DevOps
4 45 (25.28%) Test Automation
5 41 (23.03%) Microservices
6 37 (20.79%) Scrum
7 31 (17.42%) API Design
7 31 (17.42%) Problem-Solving
8 29 (16.29%) BDD
8 29 (16.29%) OO
9 27 (15.17%) Domain-Driven Design
9 27 (15.17%) OWASP
10 25 (14.04%) Continuous Delivery
10 25 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (14.04%) E-Commerce
10 25 (14.04%) OOD
10 25 (14.04%) Software Engineering
11 23 (12.92%) Front End Development
12 21 (11.80%) Web Development
13 20 (11.24%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 91 (51.12%) JavaScript
2 55 (30.90%) ES6
2 55 (30.90%) Python
3 49 (27.53%) Java
4 45 (25.28%) Ruby
5 30 (16.85%) Java 8
6 25 (14.04%) TypeScript
7 13 (7.30%) C#
8 12 (6.74%) Bash Shell
8 12 (6.74%) Groovy
9 8 (4.49%) Scala
10 7 (3.93%) PHP
10 7 (3.93%) SQL
11 4 (2.25%) C++
12 3 (1.69%) ES7
13 2 (1.12%) Apex Code
13 2 (1.12%) ES8
13 2 (1.12%) Go
13 2 (1.12%) Kotlin
13 2 (1.12%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (5.62%) BPSS Clearance
1 10 (5.62%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.12%) DBS Check
2 2 (1.12%) Degree
3 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.12%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 61 (34.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (15.73%) Kubernetes
2 25 (14.04%) Docker Swarm
3 14 (7.87%) Mesos
4 12 (6.74%) Consul
4 12 (6.74%) Puppet
5 11 (6.18%) Ansible
6 8 (4.49%) Grafana
6 8 (4.49%) Graphite
7 3 (1.69%) Terraform
8 2 (1.12%) Marathon
9 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (10.67%) Twitter
2 12 (6.74%) IBM
3 10 (5.62%) F5
3 10 (5.62%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (3.93%) Google
5 6 (3.37%) Splunk
6 1 (0.56%) Facebook
6 1 (0.56%) Foundry
6 1 (0.56%) Informatica
6 1 (0.56%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud