Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 674 534 733
Rank change year-on-year -140 +199 -20
Contract jobs citing Heroku 80 45 113
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.32% 0.40% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 24 67
10th Percentile £353 £348 £425
25th Percentile £516 £405 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £456 £525
Median % change year-on-year +26.03% -13.10% -4.55%
75th Percentile £636 £500 £575
90th Percentile £721 £506 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £438 £475
% change year-on-year -17.14% -7.89% -20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.50 -

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 25,387 11,218 26,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.38% 30.54% 28.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,229 7,907 18,208
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
25th Percentile £419 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £518 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.60% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £576
90th Percentile £688 £685 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 165 324
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.25 £12.74
25th Percentile £14.13 £16.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate £21.03 £20.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.13% -2.44% +17.14%
75th Percentile £45.00 £37.00 £36.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £54.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +17.65%

Heroku
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Heroku as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Heroku in the UK

Heroku
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Heroku.

Daily rate trend for Heroku in the UK

Heroku
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Heroku over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Heroku in the UK

Heroku
Top 9 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 29 July 2021. 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 -111 65 £575 +26.03% 34
London -105 54 £575 +16.46% 18
Work from Home -258 19 £598 +32.78% 6
UK excluding London -83 6 £363 -17.14% 15
South West -19 2 £269 -43.42% 7
North of England -29 2 £598 +29.19% 4
South East -52 2 £319 -27.14% 3
North West -32 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £598 -

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 49 (61.25%) AWS
2 37 (46.25%) JavaScript
3 31 (38.75%) Node.js
3 31 (38.75%) Full Stack Development
4 28 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (33.75%) Salesforce.com
6 23 (28.75%) Azure
6 23 (28.75%) React
6 23 (28.75%) GraphQL
7 22 (27.50%) Accessibility
8 20 (25.00%) CSS
9 19 (23.75%) HTML
10 18 (22.50%) Test Automation
10 18 (22.50%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (21.25%) Social Skills
11 17 (21.25%) OO
11 17 (21.25%) OOD
12 16 (20.00%) TypeScript
12 16 (20.00%) ES6
12 16 (20.00%) webpack
12 16 (20.00%) API Design
12 16 (20.00%) User Experience
12 16 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (18.75%) Data Structures
13 15 (18.75%) Algorithms
13 15 (18.75%) Redux
13 15 (18.75%) Jest
13 15 (18.75%) Enzyme
13 15 (18.75%) NoSQL
13 15 (18.75%) Computer Science

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 12 (15.00%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.25%) CMS
3 1 (1.25%) Drupal
3 1 (1.25%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 49 (61.25%) AWS
2 23 (28.75%) Azure
3 10 (12.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 10 (12.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 8 (10.00%) Serverless
5 7 (8.75%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (6.25%) Fastly
6 5 (6.25%) GCP
6 5 (6.25%) SaaS
7 3 (3.75%) Force.com
8 2 (2.50%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (1.25%) Algolia
9 1 (1.25%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (1.25%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (1.25%) Cloudflare
9 1 (1.25%) CloudFront
9 1 (1.25%) Datadog
9 1 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.25%) HTTP
2 6 (7.50%) CTI
3 2 (2.50%) DNS
3 2 (2.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.75%) NoSQL
2 14 (17.50%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (13.75%) Neo4j
4 7 (8.75%) Redis
5 2 (2.50%) Data Lake
5 2 (2.50%) MySQL
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.25%) Metadata
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (20.00%) webpack
2 8 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.50%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.50%) CircleCI
4 2 (2.50%) GitLab
4 2 (2.50%) PHPUnit
4 2 (2.50%) RSpec
5 1 (1.25%) Ant
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.25%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.25%) Subversion
5 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 17 (21.25%) Social Skills
2 16 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (13.75%) Marketing
4 8 (10.00%) Retail
5 4 (5.00%) Finance
5 4 (5.00%) Presentation Skills
5 4 (5.00%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.25%) Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (52.50%) Developer
2 16 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 15 (18.75%) Architect
3 15 (18.75%) React Developer
4 14 (17.50%) Salesforce Architect
5 12 (15.00%) Senior Developer
5 12 (15.00%) Software Engineer
6 9 (11.25%) Salesforce Developer
7 8 (10.00%) Digital Developer
7 8 (10.00%) Node.js Developer
8 7 (8.75%) Salesforce Solution Architect
8 7 (8.75%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 7 (8.75%) Senior React Developer
8 7 (8.75%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (7.50%) Lead Developer
10 4 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 3 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
11 3 (3.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 3 (3.75%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 2 (2.50%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (38.75%) Node.js
2 23 (28.75%) GraphQL
2 23 (28.75%) React
3 20 (25.00%) CSS
4 19 (23.75%) HTML
5 15 (18.75%) Enzyme
5 15 (18.75%) Jest
5 15 (18.75%) Redux
6 9 (11.25%) Ruby on Rails
7 7 (8.75%) RESTful
8 6 (7.50%) AngularJS
9 5 (6.25%) Visualforce
10 4 (5.00%) Kafka
11 3 (3.75%) Apache Flex
12 2 (2.50%) .NET
12 2 (2.50%) Django
12 2 (2.50%) Express
12 2 (2.50%) JSON
12 2 (2.50%) REST
13 1 (1.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.00%) User Experience
2 15 (18.75%) Algorithms
2 15 (18.75%) Data Structures
3 6 (7.50%) IVR
4 2 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.25%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (38.75%) Full Stack Development
2 28 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (22.50%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (22.50%) Test Automation
4 17 (21.25%) OO
4 17 (21.25%) OOD
5 16 (20.00%) API Design
6 15 (18.75%) Computer Science
6 15 (18.75%) Software Engineering
7 12 (15.00%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
7 12 (15.00%) DevOps
7 12 (15.00%) Human-Centred Design
7 12 (15.00%) Open Source
8 9 (11.25%) Analytics
9 8 (10.00%) API Integration
10 6 (7.50%) Data Cleansing
10 6 (7.50%) Data Validation
10 6 (7.50%) Knowledge Management
10 6 (7.50%) Validation
11 5 (6.25%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (46.25%) JavaScript
2 16 (20.00%) ES6
2 16 (20.00%) TypeScript
3 15 (18.75%) SQL
4 14 (17.50%) Ruby
5 12 (15.00%) Apex Code
5 12 (15.00%) Python
6 4 (5.00%) Java
7 3 (3.75%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.75%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) Java 8
8 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (27.50%) Accessibility
System Software
1 5 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) Graphite
2 5 (6.25%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.75%) Ansible
3 3 (3.75%) Terraform
4 1 (1.25%) Consul
4 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.25%) Packer
Vendors
1 27 (33.75%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (10.00%) Splunk
3 2 (2.50%) F5
3 2 (2.50%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.25%) Optimizely
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle
4 1 (1.25%) SAP
4 1 (1.25%) Sitecore