Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 689 716 754
Rank change year-on-year +27 +38 -9
Contract jobs citing Heroku 195 106 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.99% 0.89% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 82 119
UK median daily rate £550 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -14.29% +23.53%
10th Percentile £425 £363 £331
90th Percentile £679 £543 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £400 £550
% change year-on-year +37.50% -27.27% +46.67%
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 19,741 11,944 8,807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.54% 13.10% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,446 8,318 6,084
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +0.56% +5.29%
10th Percentile £305 £281 £290
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 153 145
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% -2.22%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.53 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.40 £53.70 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.00

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 25 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Heroku in the UK

Heroku
Top 11 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 25 April 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 +48 180 £550 +22.22% 40
London +23 156 £550 +22.22% 30
UK excluding London 0 33 £550 +37.50% 10
Scotland - 14 £650 -
North of England -7 7 £475 +18.75% 3
South East -11 7 £550 - 5
North West -6 4 £450 +12.50% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £500 - 1
South West +10 2 £450 -14.29%
East of England - 2 - - 2
Wales - 1 £613 -

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 163 (83.59%) Amazon AWS
2 121 (62.05%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 83 (42.56%) Docker
5 68 (34.87%) Git (software)
6 63 (32.31%) PostgreSQL
7 61 (31.28%) Java
8 58 (29.74%) CSS
9 57 (29.23%) TDD
10 55 (28.21%) HTML
11 54 (27.69%) ES6
12 53 (27.18%) BDD
13 51 (26.15%) DevOps
14 48 (24.62%) REST
15 45 (23.08%) Node.js
15 45 (23.08%) GitHub
16 44 (22.56%) Linux
17 42 (21.54%) GitLab
18 40 (20.51%) Java 8
19 38 (19.49%) MongoDB
19 38 (19.49%) SOAP
20 37 (18.97%) Ruby
21 36 (18.46%) User Experience
22 35 (17.95%) Kubernetes
23 34 (17.44%) Microservices
23 34 (17.44%) Groovy
24 33 (16.92%) Salesforce.com
25 32 (16.41%) AngularJS
25 32 (16.41%) Cloud Foundry
25 32 (16.41%) HTML5

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 32 (16.41%) Cloud Foundry
2 15 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (4.10%) Apache
3 8 (4.10%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.54%) Mongoose
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 163 (83.59%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (23.08%) GitHub
3 28 (14.36%) PaaS
4 21 (10.77%) OpenShift
5 17 (8.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (8.21%) IaaS
7 14 (7.18%) npm
8 13 (6.67%) Bluemix
8 13 (6.67%) IBM Cloud
9 12 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (6.15%) SaaS
10 10 (5.13%) Serverless
11 9 (4.62%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (4.10%) Amazon Kinesis
13 7 (3.59%) Coveralls
13 7 (3.59%) Slack
13 7 (3.59%) Zube
14 6 (3.08%) Force.com
15 5 (2.56%) Fastly
16 4 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.38%) DNS
1 30 (15.38%) FTP
1 30 (15.38%) HTTP
1 30 (15.38%) SSL
1 30 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 21 (10.77%) Firewall
3 1 (0.51%) Internet
3 1 (0.51%) Skype
3 1 (0.51%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (32.31%) PostgreSQL
2 38 (19.49%) MongoDB
3 27 (13.85%) Redis
4 10 (5.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 10 (5.13%) Neo4j
4 10 (5.13%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.05%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.54%) MySQL
7 2 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.03%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.51%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 68 (34.87%) Git (software)
2 42 (21.54%) GitLab
3 28 (14.36%) webpack
4 26 (13.33%) Gatling
5 25 (12.82%) Gradle
6 24 (12.31%) Spock
7 22 (11.28%) Geb
7 22 (11.28%) gulp
8 20 (10.26%) Jenkins
9 19 (9.74%) PostCSS
10 16 (8.21%) Maven
11 14 (7.18%) Gerrit
11 14 (7.18%) Sonatype Nexus
12 13 (6.67%) Ant
12 13 (6.67%) SonarQube
13 12 (6.15%) Cucumber
14 10 (5.13%) JIRA
15 7 (3.59%) Code Climate
15 7 (3.59%) Codeship
16 5 (2.56%) CircleCI
General
1 30 (15.38%) Finance
2 7 (3.59%) Banking
3 5 (2.56%) Marketing
4 2 (1.03%) Advertising
5 1 (0.51%) Automotive
5 1 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 95 (48.72%) Developer
2 35 (17.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 33 (16.92%) Java Developer
4 29 (14.87%) Architect
5 24 (12.31%) Agile Developer
6 23 (11.79%) Senior DevOps
6 23 (11.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 22 (11.28%) Agile Java Developer
8 21 (10.77%) Senior Developer
9 17 (8.72%) JavaScript Developer
10 16 (8.21%) React Developer
10 16 (8.21%) Salesforce Architect
11 15 (7.69%) CRM Architect
11 15 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
12 14 (7.18%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 12 (6.15%) Integration Architect
14 11 (5.64%) Ruby Developer
14 11 (5.64%) WebOps Engineer
15 10 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
16 9 (4.62%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (29.74%) CSS
2 55 (28.21%) HTML
3 48 (24.62%) REST
4 45 (23.08%) Node.js
5 38 (19.49%) SOAP
6 32 (16.41%) AngularJS
6 32 (16.41%) HTML5
7 31 (15.90%) OAuth
7 31 (15.90%) OAuth2
8 23 (11.79%) Dropwizard
8 23 (11.79%) Guice
8 23 (11.79%) Ratpack
9 22 (11.28%) Ember.js
9 22 (11.28%) WireMock
10 21 (10.77%) Redux
11 19 (9.74%) Chai
12 18 (9.23%) Enzyme
13 17 (8.72%) Kafka
13 17 (8.72%) Ruby on Rails
14 16 (8.21%) React
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.46%) User Experience
2 20 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (10.26%) Computer Science
3 18 (9.23%) Algorithms
3 18 (9.23%) Data Structures
4 13 (6.67%) iPad
4 13 (6.67%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.10%) Fintech
6 7 (3.59%) Credit Risk
7 4 (2.05%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.03%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.51%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (22.56%) Linux
2 9 (4.62%) Android
3 8 (4.10%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.51%) CentOS
4 1 (0.51%) CoreOS
4 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (62.05%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (29.23%) TDD
3 53 (27.18%) BDD
4 51 (26.15%) DevOps
5 34 (17.44%) Microservices
6 30 (15.38%) OWASP
7 29 (14.87%) Continuous Delivery
7 29 (14.87%) Scrum
8 26 (13.33%) Software Engineering
9 24 (12.31%) Domain-Driven Design
9 24 (12.31%) OO
9 24 (12.31%) Test Automation
10 23 (11.79%) Kanban
11 22 (11.28%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 21 (10.77%) Mentoring
13 20 (10.26%) API Design
13 20 (10.26%) OOD
14 18 (9.23%) E-Commerce
14 18 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (8.21%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 90 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 61 (31.28%) Java
3 54 (27.69%) ES6
4 40 (20.51%) Java 8
5 37 (18.97%) Ruby
6 34 (17.44%) Groovy
7 26 (13.33%) Python
8 23 (11.79%) TypeScript
9 20 (10.26%) Scala
10 18 (9.23%) Bash Shell
11 7 (3.59%) SQL
12 6 (3.08%) Apex Code
13 3 (1.54%) Go
14 2 (1.03%) ES7
14 2 (1.03%) PHP
15 1 (0.51%) C#
15 1 (0.51%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 8 (4.10%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.03%) Degree
3 2 (1.03%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.67%) GCP
2 10 (5.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 83 (42.56%) Docker
2 2 (1.03%) LXC
Systems Management
1 35 (17.95%) Kubernetes
2 23 (11.79%) Docker Swarm
3 21 (10.77%) Mesos
4 13 (6.67%) Ansible
4 13 (6.67%) Consul
4 13 (6.67%) Terraform
5 8 (4.10%) Marathon
6 6 (3.08%) Graphite
7 5 (2.56%) Grafana
8 4 (2.05%) Puppet
8 4 (2.05%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.51%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.51%) Nagios
9 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (16.92%) Salesforce.com
2 18 (9.23%) Twitter
3 15 (7.69%) Marketo
4 13 (6.67%) IBM
5 10 (5.13%) WorldPay
6 8 (4.10%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.59%) Google
7 7 (3.59%) Informatica
8 3 (1.54%) New Relic
8 3 (1.54%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 2 (1.03%) Oracle
9 2 (1.03%) Rollbar
9 2 (1.03%) Splunk
10 1 (0.51%) Apigee
10 1 (0.51%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.51%) Progress
10 1 (0.51%) Segue