Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 726 705 767
Rank change year-on-year -21 +62 +30
Contract jobs citing Heroku 114 196 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.44% 0.87% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 117 99
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.70% -6.00%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £411
90th Percentile £588 £713 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £513 £550
% change year-on-year +2.44% -6.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 25,729 22,644 14,468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.64% 22.18% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,533 15,516 9,910
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
10th Percentile £306 £304 £275
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 337 201
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.97% -1.58% -3.11%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £71.15 £58.50 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.46 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +22.63% - +2.94%

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 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Heroku in the UK

Heroku
Top 7 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 22 August 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 -1 112 £525 +2.39% 33
London -18 78 £525 - 22
UK excluding London +61 35 £525 +2.44% 12
South East +46 29 £625 +14.94% 5
North of England +28 5 £450 -7.69% 5
Yorkshire - 5 £450 -
Scotland +14 1 £388 +29.17%

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 90 (78.95%) AWS
2 68 (59.65%) Node.js
3 54 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (46.49%) JavaScript
5 41 (35.96%) Python
6 37 (32.46%) PostgreSQL
7 32 (28.07%) Scrum
7 32 (28.07%) React
8 29 (25.44%) GCP
8 29 (25.44%) DevOps
9 27 (23.68%) Test Automation
9 27 (23.68%) Azure
10 25 (21.93%) Docker
11 24 (21.05%) Git (software)
12 23 (20.18%) Selenium
12 23 (20.18%) Java
13 22 (19.30%) JIRA
13 22 (19.30%) Neo4j
14 21 (18.42%) REST
14 21 (18.42%) Google
14 21 (18.42%) CSS
15 20 (17.54%) HTML
15 20 (17.54%) Salesforce.com
15 20 (17.54%) Ruby
15 20 (17.54%) Redis
15 20 (17.54%) Serverless
16 19 (16.67%) Go
17 18 (15.79%) Microservices
17 18 (15.79%) RESTful
17 18 (15.79%) CircleCI

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 17 (14.91%) Drupal
1 17 (14.91%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (10.53%) OpenStack
3 10 (8.77%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (7.02%) nginx
5 5 (4.39%) Apache
5 5 (4.39%) CMS
5 5 (4.39%) JBoss
6 2 (1.75%) Confluence
7 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 90 (78.95%) AWS
2 29 (25.44%) GCP
3 27 (23.68%) Azure
4 20 (17.54%) Serverless
5 17 (14.91%) GitHub
6 13 (11.40%) PaaS
7 12 (10.53%) Amazon Kinesis
8 11 (9.65%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (6.14%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (5.26%) Fastly
11 3 (2.63%) Amazon S3
11 3 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (2.63%) Google App Engine
11 3 (2.63%) Sumo Logic
12 2 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (1.75%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (1.75%) npm
12 2 (1.75%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 1 (0.88%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.77%) Firewall
1 10 (8.77%) SMTP
2 5 (4.39%) SSH
3 4 (3.51%) AMQP
4 1 (0.88%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (32.46%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (19.30%) Neo4j
3 20 (17.54%) Redis
4 17 (14.91%) MySQL
5 16 (14.04%) MongoDB
6 15 (13.16%) NoSQL
7 8 (7.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 8 (7.02%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (7.02%) InfluxDB
8 6 (5.26%) Big Data
9 3 (2.63%) Aerospike
9 3 (2.63%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.75%) MemSQL
11 1 (0.88%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.88%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 24 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 23 (20.18%) Selenium
3 22 (19.30%) JIRA
4 18 (15.79%) CircleCI
5 14 (12.28%) Bitbucket
6 12 (10.53%) Jenkins
6 12 (10.53%) webpack
7 4 (3.51%) CF BOSH
8 3 (2.63%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.63%) GitLab
8 3 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (2.63%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.75%) IntelliJ
9 2 (1.75%) PostCSS
9 2 (1.75%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.88%) git-flow
10 1 (0.88%) Mocha
10 1 (0.88%) RSpec
General
1 11 (9.65%) Finance
2 5 (4.39%) Public Sector
2 5 (4.39%) Retail
3 2 (1.75%) Marketing
4 1 (0.88%) Advertising
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (44.74%) Developer
2 12 (10.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 11 (9.65%) React Developer
4 10 (8.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (8.77%) Software Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) Technical Leader
6 8 (7.02%) Node.js Developer
7 7 (6.14%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) Python Developer
7 7 (6.14%) Python Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Architect
8 5 (4.39%) Consultant
8 5 (4.39%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (4.39%) Operations Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Senior DevOps
8 5 (4.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.51%) JavaScript Engineer
9 4 (3.51%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.51%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (59.65%) Node.js
2 32 (28.07%) React
3 21 (18.42%) CSS
3 21 (18.42%) REST
4 20 (17.54%) HTML
5 18 (15.79%) RESTful
6 15 (13.16%) AngularJS
6 15 (13.16%) GraphQL
7 13 (11.40%) Redux
7 13 (11.40%) Web Services
8 11 (9.65%) Sass
9 10 (8.77%) SOAP
9 10 (8.77%) Visualforce
10 9 (7.89%) Express
11 8 (7.02%) Django
11 8 (7.02%) Handlebars
11 8 (7.02%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (6.14%) Kafka
12 7 (6.14%) React Native
13 6 (5.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.40%) User Experience
2 9 (7.89%) EPoS
3 7 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.51%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.51%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.63%) NHS
5 3 (2.63%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.75%) iPad
7 1 (0.88%) Bitcoin
7 1 (0.88%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.88%) FMCG
7 1 (0.88%) Life Science
7 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.40%) Linux
2 5 (4.39%) CentOS
2 5 (4.39%) Ubuntu
3 4 (3.51%) Android
3 4 (3.51%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.88%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (28.07%) Scrum
3 29 (25.44%) DevOps
4 27 (23.68%) Test Automation
5 18 (15.79%) Microservices
6 14 (12.28%) Open Source
7 13 (11.40%) Migration
8 12 (10.53%) Pair Programming
8 12 (10.53%) Stress Testing
9 11 (9.65%) ETL
9 11 (9.65%) Front End Development
9 11 (9.65%) Software Engineering
10 10 (8.77%) Data Migration
11 9 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (7.89%) TDD
12 8 (7.02%) Machine Learning
13 7 (6.14%) Analytics
13 7 (6.14%) Web Development
14 6 (5.26%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 53 (46.49%) JavaScript
2 41 (35.96%) Python
3 23 (20.18%) Java
4 20 (17.54%) Ruby
5 19 (16.67%) Go
6 16 (14.04%) Bash Shell
7 12 (10.53%) ES6
8 11 (9.65%) SQL
9 10 (8.77%) Apex Code
9 10 (8.77%) PHP
10 8 (7.02%) TypeScript
11 7 (6.14%) Scala
12 6 (5.26%) ES7
12 6 (5.26%) Kotlin
13 4 (3.51%) Apple Swift
14 3 (2.63%) C#
14 3 (2.63%) Clojure
15 2 (1.75%) Java 9
15 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.88%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 2 (1.75%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.88%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) QA
2 3 (2.63%) WCAG
System Software
1 25 (21.93%) Docker
2 8 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.26%) vCloud
4 3 (2.63%) KVM
4 3 (2.63%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 12 (10.53%) Ansible
2 9 (7.89%) Graphite
3 8 (7.02%) Grafana
3 8 (7.02%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (6.14%) Kubernetes
4 7 (6.14%) Puppet
5 6 (5.26%) Prometheus
5 6 (5.26%) Terraform
6 5 (4.39%) HP SiteScope
6 5 (4.39%) OpenView
7 3 (2.63%) Pingdom
7 3 (2.63%) Rancher
7 3 (2.63%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.75%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.75%) Nagios
9 1 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 21 (18.42%) Google
2 20 (17.54%) Salesforce.com
3 14 (12.28%) Splunk
4 10 (8.77%) Informatica
5 8 (7.02%) NCR
5 8 (7.02%) VMware
6 5 (4.39%) HP
6 5 (4.39%) New Relic
7 4 (3.51%) F5
7 4 (3.51%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.75%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 2 (1.75%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.75%) Oracle
8 2 (1.75%) Twitter
9 1 (0.88%) Marketo
9 1 (0.88%) Tealium