Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 705 731 775
Rank change year-on-year +26 +44 +46
Contract jobs citing Heroku 183 135 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.83% 0.92% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 113 103
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.37% +0.96% +12.24%
10th Percentile £425 £391 £363
90th Percentile £675 £590 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +46.67%
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 21,992 14,661 11,649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.75% 14.97% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,107 10,065 8,088
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +9.76%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £275
90th Percentile £645 £625 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 218 180
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.25% +11.11% -20.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £69.10 £63.75 £48.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.98 £16.50
% change year-on-year -7.80% +15.03% -28.26%

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 23 September 2018.

Contractor 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 23 September 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 +30 168 £500 +5.26% 33
London +28 147 £500 +6.38% 23
UK excluding London -7 34 £500 -9.09% 11
South East -7 12 £500 +11.11% 3
Scotland - 12 £300 - 1
Midlands -37 4 £438 -20.45% 3
West Midlands -48 4 £438 -20.45% 3
East of England - 3 £538 - 1
Wales - 3 £613 -

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 158 (86.34%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (60.11%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (57.92%) Git (software)
4 90 (49.18%) JavaScript
5 84 (45.90%) TDD
6 75 (40.98%) Docker
7 69 (37.70%) GitHub
8 68 (37.16%) Node.js
8 68 (37.16%) HTML
8 68 (37.16%) CSS
9 66 (36.07%) Ruby
9 66 (36.07%) BDD
9 66 (36.07%) Microservices
9 66 (36.07%) ES6
10 64 (34.97%) GitLab
11 57 (31.15%) REST
11 57 (31.15%) Java
12 47 (25.68%) DevOps
13 45 (24.59%) Kubernetes
13 45 (24.59%) SOAP
14 44 (24.04%) Linux
15 43 (23.50%) Java 8
16 42 (22.95%) MongoDB
16 42 (22.95%) HTML5
17 40 (21.86%) E-Commerce
17 40 (21.86%) HTTP
18 38 (20.77%) TCP/IP
18 38 (20.77%) DNS
18 38 (20.77%) SSL
18 38 (20.77%) FTP

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 36 (19.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 32 (17.49%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (12.57%) Apache Spark
4 11 (6.01%) Apache
5 1 (0.55%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Shopify
2 1 (0.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 158 (86.34%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (37.70%) GitHub
3 37 (20.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 30 (16.39%) npm
5 21 (11.48%) IBM Cloud
6 17 (9.29%) Serverless
7 13 (7.10%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (7.10%) Amazon S3
8 11 (6.01%) Amazon SQS
9 10 (5.46%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (4.92%) Amazon Kinesis
10 9 (4.92%) IaaS
11 7 (3.83%) Fastly
12 5 (2.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (2.73%) Force.com
12 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (2.73%) PaaS
13 2 (1.09%) SaaS
14 1 (0.55%) Datadog
14 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 40 (21.86%) HTTP
2 38 (20.77%) DNS
2 38 (20.77%) FTP
2 38 (20.77%) SSL
2 38 (20.77%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.19%) Internet
4 3 (1.64%) Skype
5 1 (0.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (22.95%) MongoDB
2 35 (19.13%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (12.02%) Redis
4 15 (8.20%) NoSQL
5 13 (7.10%) Neo4j
6 12 (6.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (6.56%) Big Data
6 12 (6.56%) Hadoop
7 8 (4.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (2.19%) Data Mining
8 4 (2.19%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 106 (57.92%) Git (software)
2 64 (34.97%) GitLab
3 34 (18.58%) webpack
4 32 (17.49%) Gradle
5 31 (16.94%) Ant
5 31 (16.94%) Maven
6 29 (15.85%) Jenkins
7 28 (15.30%) Gerrit
7 28 (15.30%) SonarQube
7 28 (15.30%) Sonatype Nexus
8 26 (14.21%) gulp
9 23 (12.57%) PostCSS
10 17 (9.29%) CircleCI
11 12 (6.56%) Spock
12 10 (5.46%) Gatling
12 10 (5.46%) Geb
13 7 (3.83%) JIRA
14 3 (1.64%) Babel
14 3 (1.64%) Eclipse
14 3 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 29 (15.85%) Finance
2 19 (10.38%) Banking
3 4 (2.19%) Marketing
4 3 (1.64%) Billing
4 3 (1.64%) Law
5 2 (1.09%) Advertising
6 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 114 (62.30%) Developer
2 33 (18.03%) DevOps Engineer
3 31 (16.94%) Java Developer
4 28 (15.30%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 26 (14.21%) Senior DevOps
5 26 (14.21%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 23 (12.57%) React Developer
7 21 (11.48%) Digital Developer
7 21 (11.48%) Senior Developer
8 19 (10.38%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 17 (9.29%) Full Stack Developer
10 16 (8.74%) Agile Developer
10 16 (8.74%) Agile Java Developer
11 14 (7.65%) Architect
11 14 (7.65%) Senior Java Developer
12 12 (6.56%) Ruby Developer
13 10 (5.46%) Web Developer
14 9 (4.92%) Technical Leader
15 8 (4.37%) JavaScript Developer
15 8 (4.37%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (37.16%) CSS
1 68 (37.16%) HTML
1 68 (37.16%) Node.js
2 57 (31.15%) REST
3 45 (24.59%) SOAP
4 42 (22.95%) HTML5
5 38 (20.77%) OAuth
5 38 (20.77%) OAuth2
6 36 (19.67%) AngularJS
7 35 (19.13%) Ruby on Rails
8 31 (16.94%) Spring
9 28 (15.30%) Dropwizard
9 28 (15.30%) Guice
9 28 (15.30%) Ratpack
9 28 (15.30%) Spring Boot
10 26 (14.21%) Redux
11 25 (13.66%) Ember.js
12 24 (13.11%) Enzyme
13 23 (12.57%) Kafka
14 21 (11.48%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.49%) User Experience
2 28 (15.30%) iPad
3 25 (13.66%) Computer Science
4 24 (13.11%) Data Structures
5 23 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (12.02%) Algorithms
7 12 (6.56%) Fintech
8 11 (6.01%) Virtual Team
9 10 (5.46%) Credit Risk
10 6 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (2.73%) Cloud Native
12 4 (2.19%) Internet of Things
12 4 (2.19%) Public Cloud
13 2 (1.09%) Replication
14 1 (0.55%) Life Science
14 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 44 (24.04%) Linux
2 4 (2.19%) Android
2 4 (2.19%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.64%) CoreOS
4 1 (0.55%) Unix
4 1 (0.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (60.11%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (45.90%) TDD
3 66 (36.07%) BDD
3 66 (36.07%) Microservices
4 47 (25.68%) DevOps
5 40 (21.86%) E-Commerce
6 38 (20.77%) OWASP
6 38 (20.77%) Scrum
7 34 (18.58%) Domain-Driven Design
7 34 (18.58%) Test Automation
8 29 (15.85%) API Design
9 27 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
10 26 (14.21%) Software Engineering
11 25 (13.66%) OO
12 22 (12.02%) OOD
13 19 (10.38%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 16 (8.74%) Web Development
15 14 (7.65%) MVC
16 13 (7.10%) Continuous Delivery
17 11 (6.01%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 90 (49.18%) JavaScript
2 66 (36.07%) ES6
2 66 (36.07%) Ruby
3 57 (31.15%) Java
4 43 (23.50%) Java 8
5 35 (19.13%) Python
6 31 (16.94%) Bash Shell
7 30 (16.39%) Groovy
8 25 (13.66%) TypeScript
9 10 (5.46%) SQL
10 7 (3.83%) PHP
11 5 (2.73%) Scala
12 3 (1.64%) C++
12 3 (1.64%) ES7
13 2 (1.09%) Apex Code
13 2 (1.09%) C#
13 2 (1.09%) ES8
13 2 (1.09%) Kotlin
13 2 (1.09%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (0.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.09%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) WAI
2 1 (0.55%) WCAG
System Software
1 75 (40.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 45 (24.59%) Kubernetes
2 38 (20.77%) Mesos
3 28 (15.30%) Consul
3 28 (15.30%) Docker Swarm
4 11 (6.01%) Marathon
5 8 (4.37%) Grafana
5 8 (4.37%) Graphite
6 7 (3.83%) Terraform
7 4 (2.19%) Ansible
7 4 (2.19%) Puppet
8 3 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (15.30%) IBM
2 21 (11.48%) Twitter
3 14 (7.65%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (6.01%) Google
5 6 (3.28%) Splunk
6 5 (2.73%) New Relic
6 5 (2.73%) Rollbar
7 4 (2.19%) Marketo
8 1 (0.55%) Facebook
8 1 (0.55%) Informatica
8 1 (0.55%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud