Period
to 25 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Octopus Deploy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Octopus Deploy over the 6 months to 25 August 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.

Octopus Deploy
UK
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 522 448 488
Rank change year-on-year -74 +40 +142
Contract jobs citing Octopus Deploy 334 556 421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.54% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.99% 2.63% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 418 336
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £345 £338
90th Percentile £660 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Octopus Deploy is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 16,757 21,169 17,457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.72% 20.57% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,891 14,491 11,948
UK median daily rate £475 £474 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +5.42% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £310
90th Percentile £638 £613 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 226 297
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +0.89%
10th Percentile £26.61 £26.63 £28.65
90th Percentile £55.43 £52.50 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.65% -0.29% +1.19%

Octopus Deploy
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Octopus Deploy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Octopus Deploy in the UK

Octopus Deploy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Octopus Deploy.

Contractor daily rate trend for Octopus Deploy in the UK

Octopus Deploy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Octopus Deploy over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Octopus Deploy in the UK

Octopus Deploy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Octopus Deploy.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Octopus Deploy in the UK

Octopus Deploy
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Octopus Deploy within the UK over the 6 months to 25 August 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 -73 326 £500 +5.26% 124
London -27 205 £525 +5.00% 57
UK excluding London -58 129 £450 +12.50% 76
South East +29 52 £475 +11.76% 37
North of England -25 35 £415 +5.06% 14
Yorkshire +6 20 £400 +2.56% 8
Midlands +11 16 £375 -25.00% 6
East of England +31 13 £438 -5.41% 3
North West -13 13 £428 +6.88% 6
East Midlands +5 10 £375 -25.00% 3
West Midlands +18 6 £313 -30.56% 3
Wales +10 5 £431 -8.00% 1
South West -45 5 £450 +4.05% 7
Scotland +32 2 £375 -6.25% 4
North East +18 2 £375 -7.98%
Northern Ireland - 1 £550 - 4

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Octopus Deploy 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 Octopus Deploy.

1 253 (75.75%) TeamCity
2 222 (66.47%) Azure
3 193 (57.78%) C#
4 184 (55.09%) .NET
5 177 (52.99%) Agile Software Development
5 177 (52.99%) DevOps
6 117 (35.03%) Git (software)
7 111 (33.23%) PowerShell
8 101 (30.24%) SQL
9 100 (29.94%) TDD
10 86 (25.75%) AWS
11 85 (25.45%) AngularJS
12 83 (24.85%) Microsoft
13 77 (23.05%) Jenkins
14 75 (22.46%) MVC
15 71 (21.26%) SQL Server
16 70 (20.96%) Continuous Integration
17 68 (20.36%) JavaScript
17 68 (20.36%) Finance
17 68 (20.36%) Scrum
18 66 (19.76%) .NET Core
19 65 (19.46%) ASP.NET Web API
20 64 (19.16%) BDD
20 64 (19.16%) Visual Studio Team System
21 62 (18.56%) ASP.NET
22 59 (17.66%) Test Automation
23 58 (17.37%) Windows
24 56 (16.77%) Docker
25 50 (14.97%) Web Services
25 50 (14.97%) Team Foundation Server

Octopus Deploy
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 20 (5.99%) Umbraco
2 14 (4.19%) IIS
3 9 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.40%) Apache Spark
4 8 (2.40%) Confluence
5 7 (2.10%) CMS
5 7 (2.10%) nginx
6 5 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (1.50%) EPiServer
7 4 (1.20%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.90%) Kentico
8 3 (0.90%) NServiceBus
8 3 (0.90%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.90%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 222 (66.47%) Azure
2 86 (25.75%) AWS
3 36 (10.78%) PaaS
4 21 (6.29%) IaaS
5 20 (5.99%) Serverless
6 17 (5.09%) Power Platform
7 14 (4.19%) Azure Functions
8 13 (3.89%) GitHub
9 12 (3.59%) SaaS
10 11 (3.29%) Loggly
11 10 (2.99%) Azure Data Factory
11 10 (2.99%) GCP
12 9 (2.69%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (2.40%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (2.40%) Data Lake Analytics
14 3 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.90%) Amazon ECS
14 3 (0.90%) Google App Engine
14 3 (0.90%) Heroku
14 3 (0.90%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.80%) Network Security
2 5 (1.50%) DNS
2 5 (1.50%) HTTP
2 5 (1.50%) IPv4
3 2 (0.60%) Firewall
4 1 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (21.26%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.69%) Azure SQL Database
2 19 (5.69%) Redis
3 17 (5.09%) NoSQL
3 17 (5.09%) Power BI
4 15 (4.49%) Big Data
5 13 (3.89%) Cosmos DB
6 11 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (3.29%) QlikView
6 11 (3.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (2.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.69%) Data Lake
7 9 (2.69%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.69%) OLAP
7 9 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (2.40%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.50%) Blockchain
10 5 (1.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 253 (75.75%) TeamCity
2 117 (35.03%) Git (software)
3 77 (23.05%) Jenkins
4 64 (19.16%) Visual Studio Team System
5 50 (14.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 32 (9.58%) Selenium
7 30 (8.98%) JIRA
8 26 (7.78%) SpecFlow
8 26 (7.78%) Visual Studio
9 25 (7.49%) Bitbucket
10 18 (5.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (5.39%) Jasmine
10 18 (5.39%) JMeter
11 16 (4.79%) gulp
12 15 (4.49%) Cucumber
12 15 (4.49%) NUnit
13 14 (4.19%) GitLab
14 11 (3.29%) Babel
14 11 (3.29%) webpack
15 10 (2.99%) MSTest
General
1 68 (20.36%) Finance
2 27 (8.08%) Retail
3 10 (2.99%) Law
4 9 (2.69%) Banking
5 8 (2.40%) Games
6 5 (1.50%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.90%) Back Office
7 3 (0.90%) Marketing
7 3 (0.90%) Public Sector
8 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.60%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 159 (47.60%) Developer
2 94 (28.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 84 (25.15%) .NET Developer
4 52 (15.57%) Azure Engineer
5 43 (12.87%) Azure DevOps
6 42 (12.57%) C# Developer
7 39 (11.68%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 34 (10.18%) Senior Developer
9 25 (7.49%) Angular Developer
9 25 (7.49%) C# .NET Developer
10 24 (7.19%) Full Stack Developer
11 22 (6.59%) AWS Developer
12 21 (6.29%) Senior .NET Developer
13 20 (5.99%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 13 (3.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 13 (3.89%) SQL Developer
15 12 (3.59%) Software Developer
16 11 (3.29%) Platform Engineer
17 10 (2.99%) Azure Developer
17 10 (2.99%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (55.09%) .NET
2 85 (25.45%) AngularJS
3 66 (19.76%) .NET Core
4 65 (19.46%) ASP.NET Web API
5 62 (18.56%) ASP.NET
6 50 (14.97%) Web Services
7 47 (14.07%) CSS
8 42 (12.57%) React
9 41 (12.28%) HTML
10 38 (11.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 38 (11.38%) REST
11 32 (9.58%) Angular 2
12 29 (8.68%) .NET Framework
13 28 (8.38%) Node.js
14 26 (7.78%) SOAP
15 24 (7.19%) RabbitMQ
16 21 (6.29%) RESTful
17 15 (4.49%) Entity Framework
17 15 (4.49%) Swagger
17 15 (4.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.69%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (3.29%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (2.99%) Hedge funds
5 5 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.20%) Social Media
7 3 (0.90%) Online Banking
7 3 (0.90%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.90%) User Experience
8 2 (0.60%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (0.60%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.60%) EPoS
8 2 (0.60%) Equities
8 2 (0.60%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.30%) NHS
9 1 (0.30%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 58 (17.37%) Windows
2 35 (10.48%) Linux
3 10 (2.99%) VMS
3 10 (2.99%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.80%) Android
5 4 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.90%) CentOS
6 3 (0.90%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.90%) Unix
7 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.60%) Mesosphere
8 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (52.99%) Agile Software Development
1 177 (52.99%) DevOps
2 100 (29.94%) TDD
3 75 (22.46%) MVC
4 70 (20.96%) Continuous Integration
5 68 (20.36%) Scrum
6 64 (19.16%) BDD
7 59 (17.66%) Test Automation
8 43 (12.87%) Unit Testing
9 41 (12.28%) Continuous Delivery
10 37 (11.08%) Microservices
11 31 (9.28%) Deployment Automation
11 31 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
12 29 (8.68%) SOLID
13 27 (8.08%) E-Commerce
14 25 (7.49%) Configuration Management
15 23 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
15 23 (6.89%) Continuous Deployment
15 23 (6.89%) Software Engineering
16 22 (6.59%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 193 (57.78%) C#
2 111 (33.23%) PowerShell
3 101 (30.24%) SQL
4 68 (20.36%) JavaScript
5 27 (8.08%) Java
6 24 (7.19%) Python
7 16 (4.79%) Bash Shell
8 13 (3.89%) T-SQL
9 9 (2.69%) TypeScript
10 8 (2.40%) U-SQL
11 7 (2.10%) Go
12 4 (1.20%) Clipper
12 4 (1.20%) Perl
12 4 (1.20%) R
13 3 (0.90%) Clojure
14 2 (0.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.60%) Groovy
14 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.60%) Ruby
14 2 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (1.50%) Degree
2 4 (1.20%) SC Cleared
2 4 (1.20%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.30%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.30%) MCSA
4 1 (0.30%) MCSE
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.30%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.59%) QA
System Software
1 56 (16.77%) Docker
2 9 (2.69%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.80%) vCloud
4 5 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.90%) KVM
5 3 (0.90%) oVirt
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 47 (14.07%) Kubernetes
2 45 (13.47%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (11.38%) Puppet
4 35 (10.48%) Ansible
5 28 (8.38%) Terraform
6 8 (2.40%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (1.80%) SCCM
8 5 (1.50%) BladeLogic
8 5 (1.50%) Consul
8 5 (1.50%) logstash
9 4 (1.20%) Kibana
10 3 (0.90%) Automic
10 3 (0.90%) Graphite
10 3 (0.90%) Packer
10 3 (0.90%) Pingdom
10 3 (0.90%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.90%) WSUS
10 3 (0.90%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.30%) Istio
Vendors
1 83 (24.85%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.19%) Xamarin
3 13 (3.89%) New Relic
4 12 (3.59%) Cognos
5 11 (3.29%) MicroStrategy
5 11 (3.29%) Oracle
5 11 (3.29%) Sitecore
5 11 (3.29%) Tableau
6 10 (2.99%) Splunk
7 8 (2.40%) Google
8 5 (1.50%) Altiris
8 5 (1.50%) VMware
9 4 (1.20%) F5
9 4 (1.20%) Kofax
10 3 (0.90%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.60%) BMC
11 2 (0.60%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.60%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.60%) SaltStack
12 1 (0.30%) Veracode