Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 716 725 757
Rank change year-on-year +9 +32 +27
Contract jobs citing Heroku 95 177 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.39% 0.71% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 95 117
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £412 £425 £413
90th Percentile £634 £675 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £511
% change year-on-year - -2.15% +7.58%
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 24,557 25,025 17,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.40% 24.05% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,681 17,337 12,012
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £283 £300 £275
90th Percentile £660 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 334 234
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +7.85%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.26 £11.08
90th Percentile £78.75 £63.51 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.14% - +2.58%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +11 93 £525 +5.00% 27
London +11 55 £525 +2.44% 20
UK excluding London +65 39 £500 - 7
South East +53 27 £563 +28.21% 4
North of England +27 8 £475 -5.00%
Yorkshire +33 5 £450 -10.00%
North West - 3 £500 -
Scotland +23 2 - -
East of England +34 1 - -
South West - 1 £375 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 81 (85.26%) AWS
2 63 (66.32%) Node.js
3 52 (54.74%) JavaScript
4 42 (44.21%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (36.84%) React
6 32 (33.68%) Scrum
7 31 (32.63%) Python
8 30 (31.58%) PostgreSQL
9 29 (30.53%) Selenium
9 29 (30.53%) Test Automation
10 28 (29.47%) DevOps
11 26 (27.37%) Ruby
11 26 (27.37%) Java
12 25 (26.32%) Azure
12 25 (26.32%) Docker
13 23 (24.21%) GCP
14 22 (23.16%) NoSQL
15 21 (22.11%) Serverless
16 20 (21.05%) MongoDB
16 20 (21.05%) REST
16 20 (21.05%) Git (software)
17 19 (20.00%) SQL
17 19 (20.00%) TDD
17 19 (20.00%) Go
18 18 (18.95%) Redis
19 17 (17.89%) User Experience
19 17 (17.89%) GraphQL
19 17 (17.89%) Pair Programming
19 17 (17.89%) JIRA
20 16 (16.84%) Finance

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 16 (16.84%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (15.79%) Drupal
3 11 (11.58%) OpenStack
4 9 (9.47%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (5.26%) nginx
6 4 (4.21%) Apache
6 4 (4.21%) CMS
6 4 (4.21%) JBoss
7 1 (1.05%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 81 (85.26%) AWS
2 25 (26.32%) Azure
3 23 (24.21%) GCP
4 21 (22.11%) Serverless
5 15 (15.79%) AWS Lambda
6 14 (14.74%) GitHub
7 12 (12.63%) PaaS
8 8 (8.42%) Amazon Kinesis
9 7 (7.37%) Amazon S3
10 5 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (4.21%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (4.21%) Fastly
11 4 (4.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 4 (4.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (3.16%) Google App Engine
12 3 (3.16%) Kong
12 3 (3.16%) Sumo Logic
13 2 (2.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (2.11%) Route 53
14 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.37%) AMQP
2 6 (6.32%) Firewall
2 6 (6.32%) SSH
3 3 (3.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (31.58%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (23.16%) NoSQL
3 20 (21.05%) MongoDB
4 18 (18.95%) Redis
5 16 (16.84%) MySQL
6 15 (15.79%) Neo4j
7 9 (9.47%) InfluxDB
8 8 (8.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (3.16%) Aerospike
10 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
11 2 (2.11%) Big Data
11 2 (2.11%) CouchDB
12 1 (1.05%) Amazon Athena
12 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (30.53%) Selenium
2 20 (21.05%) Git (software)
3 17 (17.89%) JIRA
4 13 (13.68%) Bitbucket
4 13 (13.68%) CircleCI
5 12 (12.63%) webpack
6 8 (8.42%) Jenkins
7 6 (6.32%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (3.16%) GitLab
8 3 (3.16%) JUnit
8 3 (3.16%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (3.16%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.11%) git-flow
9 2 (2.11%) RSpec
10 1 (1.05%) Code Climate
10 1 (1.05%) Mocha
General
1 16 (16.84%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Retail
3 3 (3.16%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.11%) Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) Automotive
5 1 (1.05%) Marketing
5 1 (1.05%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (49.47%) Developer
2 15 (15.79%) Node.js Developer
3 11 (11.58%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (10.53%) Senior Developer
5 7 (7.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (6.32%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (6.32%) React Developer
6 6 (6.32%) Senior DevOps
6 6 (6.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Digital Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) QA Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Ruby Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Senior QA Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.16%) EPoS Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Python Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (66.32%) Node.js
2 35 (36.84%) React
3 20 (21.05%) REST
4 17 (17.89%) GraphQL
5 16 (16.84%) CSS
6 13 (13.68%) Redux
7 10 (10.53%) AngularJS
7 10 (10.53%) React Native
8 9 (9.47%) Express
9 8 (8.42%) HTML
9 8 (8.42%) Jest
9 8 (8.42%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (8.42%) RESTful
9 8 (8.42%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (7.37%) Sass
11 5 (5.26%) Web Services
12 4 (4.21%) JMS
12 4 (4.21%) Spring
12 4 (4.21%) VCL
12 4 (4.21%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.89%) User Experience
2 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.53%) EPoS
3 8 (8.42%) Data Structures
4 7 (7.37%) Algorithms
5 6 (6.32%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (3.16%) NHS
6 3 (3.16%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.05%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.58%) Linux
2 6 (6.32%) Android
3 5 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.16%) CentOS
4 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.16%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.05%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (44.21%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (33.68%) Scrum
3 29 (30.53%) Test Automation
4 28 (29.47%) DevOps
5 19 (20.00%) TDD
6 17 (17.89%) Pair Programming
7 14 (14.74%) Microservices
8 13 (13.68%) Computer Science
8 13 (13.68%) Open Source
9 12 (12.63%) API Design
9 12 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (12.63%) Software Engineering
10 10 (10.53%) Stress Testing
11 8 (8.42%) Front End Development
11 8 (8.42%) Kanban
11 8 (8.42%) OOD
12 7 (7.37%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (7.37%) Migration
12 7 (7.37%) OO
12 7 (7.37%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 52 (54.74%) JavaScript
2 31 (32.63%) Python
3 26 (27.37%) Java
3 26 (27.37%) Ruby
4 19 (20.00%) Go
4 19 (20.00%) SQL
5 15 (15.79%) Bash Shell
6 13 (13.68%) ES6
6 13 (13.68%) TypeScript
7 9 (9.47%) PHP
8 7 (7.37%) Scala
9 4 (4.21%) Apex Code
9 4 (4.21%) Apple Swift
9 4 (4.21%) ES7
9 4 (4.21%) Kotlin
10 3 (3.16%) Clojure
11 1 (1.05%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (6.32%) Degree
2 2 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) QA
2 3 (3.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 25 (26.32%) Docker
2 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.32%) vCloud
4 3 (3.16%) KVM
4 3 (3.16%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 16 (16.84%) Terraform
2 12 (12.63%) Ansible
3 11 (11.58%) Kubernetes
4 9 (9.47%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (7.37%) Graphite
6 5 (5.26%) HP SiteScope
6 5 (5.26%) OpenView
7 4 (4.21%) Grafana
8 3 (3.16%) Pingdom
8 3 (3.16%) Puppet
8 3 (3.16%) Rancher
8 3 (3.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (14.74%) Google
2 12 (12.63%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (9.47%) NCR
3 9 (9.47%) Splunk
4 8 (8.42%) VMware
5 5 (5.26%) HP
5 5 (5.26%) New Relic
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft