Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 693 715 790
Rank change year-on-year +22 +75 -8
Contract jobs citing Heroku 163 138 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.071%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.93% 1.14% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 115 67
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £365 £363 £275
90th Percentile £631 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% +9.59%
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 17,565 12,062 7,525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.53% 12.45% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,190 8,289 5,127
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 166 122
UK median hourly rate £18.63 £18.65 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.12% -13.83% -3.82%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.38 £10.55
90th Percentile £54.55 £57.18 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.28 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.27% -27.24% +5.56%

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 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Heroku in the UK

Heroku
Top 12 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 19 January 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 +23 162 £500 +11.11% 46
London +2 133 £518 +15.00% 36
UK excluding London -8 28 £500 +5.26% 14
North of England +42 14 £500 +25.00% 5
Yorkshire +20 8 £500 -20.00% 2
South East -26 8 £550 +12.82% 2
North East - 5 £500 -
West Midlands +7 4 £500 +14.29% 1
Midlands +4 4 £500 +14.29% 1
East of England - 2 - - 1
South West +1 1 - - 1
North West -2 1 £360 -10.00% 3

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Heroku also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Heroku.

1 111 (68.10%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (51.53%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (46.63%) JavaScript
4 58 (35.58%) Java
5 51 (31.29%) PostgreSQL
6 49 (30.06%) Node.js
7 46 (28.22%) Docker
8 43 (26.38%) Salesforce.com
9 37 (22.70%) CSS
10 35 (21.47%) HTML
11 34 (20.86%) MongoDB
12 32 (19.63%) REST
13 31 (19.02%) Cloud Foundry
14 29 (17.79%) DevOps
14 29 (17.79%) TDD
15 27 (16.56%) Continuous Delivery
16 26 (15.95%) Microservices
17 25 (15.34%) Git (software)
18 24 (14.72%) ES6
19 22 (13.50%) Scala
19 22 (13.50%) Finance
20 21 (12.88%) Ruby
20 21 (12.88%) Kanban
20 21 (12.88%) AngularJS
21 19 (11.66%) SOAP
22 18 (11.04%) Linux
22 18 (11.04%) Scrum
22 18 (11.04%) GitHub
22 18 (11.04%) User Experience
22 18 (11.04%) BDD

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 31 (19.02%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.61%) Apache
4 1 (0.61%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.61%) nginx
4 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Magento
1 2 (1.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 111 (68.10%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (11.04%) GitHub
3 15 (9.20%) PaaS
4 11 (6.75%) Amazon Kinesis
5 9 (5.52%) OpenShift
6 8 (4.91%) Serverless
6 8 (4.91%) Slack
7 7 (4.29%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (4.29%) Twilio
8 6 (3.68%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (3.68%) Force.com
8 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (2.45%) Bluemix
9 4 (2.45%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (1.84%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.84%) Fastly
11 2 (1.23%) Akamai
11 2 (1.23%) IaaS
11 2 (1.23%) SaaS
11 2 (1.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.59%) DNS
1 14 (8.59%) HTTP
2 10 (6.13%) Firewall
2 10 (6.13%) FTP
2 10 (6.13%) SSL
2 10 (6.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (31.29%) PostgreSQL
2 34 (20.86%) MongoDB
3 15 (9.20%) Redis
4 13 (7.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 13 (7.98%) Amazon Redshift
4 13 (7.98%) Neo4j
5 10 (6.13%) NoSQL
6 8 (4.91%) MySQL
7 4 (2.45%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.61%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (15.34%) Git (software)
2 16 (9.82%) Jenkins
2 16 (9.82%) webpack
3 12 (7.36%) WebDriver
4 11 (6.75%) Cucumber
4 11 (6.75%) Gatling
5 10 (6.13%) Gradle
6 9 (5.52%) Geb
6 9 (5.52%) GitLab
6 9 (5.52%) gulp
6 9 (5.52%) Spock
7 8 (4.91%) JIRA
8 7 (4.29%) Codeship
8 7 (4.29%) Mocha
8 7 (4.29%) TeamCity
8 7 (4.29%) Travis CI
9 6 (3.68%) PHPUnit
9 6 (3.68%) PostCSS
10 4 (2.45%) Mercurial
10 4 (2.45%) Selenium
General
1 22 (13.50%) Finance
2 7 (4.29%) Marketing
3 4 (2.45%) Banking
4 2 (1.23%) Advertising
4 2 (1.23%) Games
5 1 (0.61%) Automotive
5 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 95 (58.28%) Developer
2 34 (20.86%) Architect
3 22 (13.50%) Java Developer
3 22 (13.50%) Salesforce Developer
4 20 (12.27%) Senior Developer
5 16 (9.82%) Full Stack Developer
5 16 (9.82%) Salesforce Architect
6 14 (8.59%) JavaScript Developer
7 11 (6.75%) Agile Developer
7 11 (6.75%) React Developer
7 11 (6.75%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (6.13%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (5.52%) Agile Java Developer
9 9 (5.52%) Digital Architect
9 9 (5.52%) Integration Architect
9 9 (5.52%) WebOps Engineer
10 8 (4.91%) CRM Architect
10 8 (4.91%) JavaScript Engineer
10 8 (4.91%) Node.js Developer
10 8 (4.91%) UI Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (30.06%) Node.js
2 37 (22.70%) CSS
3 35 (21.47%) HTML
4 32 (19.63%) REST
5 21 (12.88%) AngularJS
6 19 (11.66%) SOAP
7 17 (10.43%) React
7 17 (10.43%) Sass
8 15 (9.20%) JSON
8 15 (9.20%) RESTful
9 13 (7.98%) Dropwizard
9 13 (7.98%) HTML5
10 11 (6.75%) OAuth2
11 10 (6.13%) Ember.js
11 10 (6.13%) Guice
11 10 (6.13%) Play Framework
11 10 (6.13%) Ratpack
11 10 (6.13%) Ruby on Rails
12 9 (5.52%) Web Services
12 9 (5.52%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.04%) User Experience
2 11 (6.75%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.75%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.07%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.07%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.61%) Fintech
7 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.04%) Linux
2 8 (4.91%) CoreOS
3 7 (4.29%) Android
3 7 (4.29%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.45%) CentOS
4 4 (2.45%) Unix
5 1 (0.61%) Amazon Linux
5 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (51.53%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (17.79%) DevOps
2 29 (17.79%) TDD
3 27 (16.56%) Continuous Delivery
4 26 (15.95%) Microservices
5 21 (12.88%) Kanban
6 18 (11.04%) BDD
6 18 (11.04%) Scrum
7 17 (10.43%) SOA
7 17 (10.43%) Software Engineering
8 16 (9.82%) OO
9 14 (8.59%) Open Source
10 13 (7.98%) API Design
10 13 (7.98%) CRM
10 13 (7.98%) Test Automation
11 12 (7.36%) Web Operations
12 11 (6.75%) Mentoring
12 11 (6.75%) OWASP
12 11 (6.75%) Project Management
13 10 (6.13%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 76 (46.63%) JavaScript
2 58 (35.58%) Java
3 24 (14.72%) ES6
4 22 (13.50%) Scala
5 21 (12.88%) Ruby
6 17 (10.43%) Go
6 17 (10.43%) Python
7 14 (8.59%) SQL
8 11 (6.75%) Apex Code
9 10 (6.13%) Groovy
9 10 (6.13%) TypeScript
10 6 (3.68%) ES7
10 6 (3.68%) GraphQL
10 6 (3.68%) PHP
11 5 (3.07%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.45%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.23%) SOQL
13 2 (1.23%) SOSL
14 1 (0.61%) Clojure
14 1 (0.61%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 9 (5.52%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.29%) Degree
3 6 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.68%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.23%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.91%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) GDPR
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (28.22%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) LXC
2 1 (0.61%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (10.43%) Kubernetes
2 13 (7.98%) Puppet
3 10 (6.13%) Docker Swarm
4 7 (4.29%) Ansible
4 7 (4.29%) Graphite
5 6 (3.68%) Nagios
6 4 (2.45%) Opsview
7 3 (1.84%) Grafana
8 2 (1.23%) Pingdom
8 2 (1.23%) Terraform
9 1 (0.61%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.61%) Mesos
9 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 43 (26.38%) Salesforce.com
2 11 (6.75%) Red Hat
3 8 (4.91%) Marketo
3 8 (4.91%) WorldPay
4 5 (3.07%) Oracle
4 5 (3.07%) Twitter
5 4 (2.45%) Google
5 4 (2.45%) IBM
5 4 (2.45%) Informatica
6 3 (1.84%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 2 (1.23%) hybris
7 2 (1.23%) SendGrid
7 2 (1.23%) Splunk
8 1 (0.61%) Apigee
8 1 (0.61%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.61%) Facebook
8 1 (0.61%) New Relic
8 1 (0.61%) Progress