Period
to 23 July 2021

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 23 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.

Octopus Deploy
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 489 459 516
Rank change year-on-year -30 +57 -74
Contract jobs citing Octopus Deploy 265 107 357
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.28% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.08% 1.56% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 80 285
10th Percentile £413 £384 £381
25th Percentile £463 £441 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £606 £575
90th Percentile £713 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £469
% change year-on-year +11.76% -9.33% +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 - -

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 12,734 6,861 17,887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.89% 18.14% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,629 4,791 11,908
10th Percentile £350 £328 £331
25th Percentile £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 94 269
10th Percentile £25.50 £21.33 £23.85
25th Percentile £40.00 £41.25 £37.75
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £50.75
90th Percentile £68.11 £62.55 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.63 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +2.37% +5.56% +5.88%

Octopus Deploy
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Octopus Deploy in the UK

Octopus Deploy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Octopus Deploy in the UK

Octopus Deploy
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Octopus Deploy over the 6 months to 23 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Octopus Deploy in the UK

Octopus Deploy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Octopus Deploy.

Hourly rate trend for Octopus Deploy in the UK

Octopus Deploy
Top 14 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 23 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 -58 194 £525 - 146
London -50 140 £600 +11.63% 72
Work from Home -204 86 £550 -8.33% 40
UK excluding London -54 49 £475 +11.76% 77
South East -28 16 £500 +5.26% 23
North of England -25 13 £475 +16.56% 36
East of England -12 8 £460 -10.24%
North West -26 7 £475 +16.56% 18
Yorkshire -13 6 £475 +22.58% 12
South West +2 5 £475 +21.79% 4
Midlands -33 4 £425 - 11
Scotland -57 3 £563 +87.50% 2
West Midlands -36 2 £510 - 4
East Midlands - 2 £405 - 7

For the 6 months to 23 July 2021, 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.

1 194 (73.21%) Azure
2 192 (72.45%) DevOps
3 152 (57.36%) .NET
4 120 (45.28%) C#
4 120 (45.28%) TeamCity
5 117 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
6 101 (38.11%) Git (software)
7 86 (32.45%) TDD
8 78 (29.43%) SQL
9 71 (26.79%) Terraform
10 70 (26.42%) SQL Server
11 65 (24.53%) PowerShell
12 62 (23.40%) Continuous Improvement
13 60 (22.64%) Ansible
13 60 (22.64%) Kubernetes
13 60 (22.64%) ASP.NET
14 59 (22.26%) BDD
15 56 (21.13%) Infrastructure as Code
16 53 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
17 52 (19.62%) Microsoft
17 52 (19.62%) Problem-Solving
18 51 (19.25%) Analytics
19 50 (18.87%) Docker
19 50 (18.87%) JavaScript
19 50 (18.87%) Finance
20 49 (18.49%) Test Automation
20 49 (18.49%) Scaled Agile Framework
21 48 (18.11%) QA
21 48 (18.11%) AngularJS
22 47 (17.74%) React

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 32 (12.08%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.79%) IIS
3 6 (2.26%) CMS
4 5 (1.89%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.89%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.51%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.13%) Apache
6 3 (1.13%) Confluence
6 3 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.13%) EPiServer
6 3 (1.13%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.13%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.75%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.75%) nginx
7 2 (0.75%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.38%) Drupal
8 1 (0.38%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (4.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 194 (73.21%) Azure
2 31 (11.70%) Azure Active Directory
3 29 (10.94%) PaaS
3 29 (10.94%) Power Platform
4 27 (10.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 27 (10.19%) AWS
5 19 (7.17%) IaaS
6 10 (3.77%) Azure Service Bus
7 9 (3.40%) SaaS
8 8 (3.02%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 8 (3.02%) Azure Service Fabric
8 8 (3.02%) GitHub
9 7 (2.64%) NuGet
10 6 (2.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (2.26%) GCP
10 6 (2.26%) Serverless
11 5 (1.89%) Azure Key Vault
11 5 (1.89%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.77%) Firewall
2 5 (1.89%) Network Security
3 3 (1.13%) HTTP
4 2 (0.75%) DNS
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (26.42%) SQL Server
2 28 (10.57%) Power BI
3 22 (8.30%) Tableau
4 21 (7.92%) Tableau Desktop
4 21 (7.92%) Tableau Server
5 13 (4.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (4.15%) MongoDB
6 11 (4.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (3.40%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.02%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (3.02%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.64%) Data Lake
10 6 (2.26%) Redis
10 6 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.51%) Big Data
12 4 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 120 (45.28%) TeamCity
2 101 (38.11%) Git (software)
3 46 (17.36%) Jenkins
4 32 (12.08%) JIRA
5 23 (8.68%) Subversion
6 18 (6.79%) SpecFlow
7 14 (5.28%) Bitbucket
7 14 (5.28%) git-flow
7 14 (5.28%) NUnit
8 12 (4.53%) JUnit
8 12 (4.53%) Maven
9 10 (3.77%) Selenium
9 10 (3.77%) Visual Studio
10 9 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (3.02%) Cucumber
11 8 (3.02%) SonarQube
12 7 (2.64%) CircleCI
13 6 (2.26%) JMeter
13 6 (2.26%) SoapUI
13 6 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 50 (18.87%) Finance
2 42 (15.85%) Social Skills
3 23 (8.68%) Banking
4 10 (3.77%) Front Office
5 9 (3.40%) Public Sector
6 8 (3.02%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.26%) Billing
7 6 (2.26%) Marketing
8 5 (1.89%) Documentation Skills
9 4 (1.51%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.13%) Electronics
10 3 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.13%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.75%) Retail
12 1 (0.38%) Automotive
12 1 (0.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 104 (39.25%) Developer
2 81 (30.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 56 (21.13%) Azure Engineer
4 46 (17.36%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 39 (14.72%) C# Developer
6 34 (12.83%) Azure DevOps
7 30 (11.32%) .NET Developer
8 22 (8.30%) Analyst
9 21 (7.92%) Technical Leader
10 18 (6.79%) C# .NET Developer
11 17 (6.42%) Full Stack Developer
12 16 (6.04%) Analyst Developer
13 12 (4.53%) Cloud Engineer
13 12 (4.53%) SQL Developer
14 11 (4.15%) AWS DevOps
14 11 (4.15%) Platform Engineer
15 10 (3.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 10 (3.77%) AWS Engineer
16 9 (3.40%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 8 (3.02%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (57.36%) .NET
2 60 (22.64%) ASP.NET
3 48 (18.11%) AngularJS
4 47 (17.74%) React
5 39 (14.72%) .NET Core
6 30 (11.32%) .NET Framework
7 28 (10.57%) Elastic Stack
8 26 (9.81%) ASP.NET Core
8 26 (9.81%) ASP.NET Web API
9 18 (6.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 18 (6.79%) Node.js
10 15 (5.66%) RESTful
11 14 (5.28%) jQuery
11 14 (5.28%) WCF
12 13 (4.91%) Gherkin
13 12 (4.53%) Entity Framework
14 11 (4.15%) HTML
14 11 (4.15%) WPF
15 10 (3.77%) Hibernate
15 10 (3.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.43%) Greenfield Project
1 25 (9.43%) Self-Motivation
2 22 (8.30%) Fixed Income
3 16 (6.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (4.15%) Legacy Applications
5 10 (3.77%) Derivative
6 8 (3.02%) Cloud Native
7 5 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.13%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.13%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.13%) Social Media
9 3 (1.13%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.75%) Blog
10 2 (0.75%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.75%) NHS
11 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 40 (15.09%) Linux
1 40 (15.09%) Windows
2 25 (9.43%) Windows Server
3 13 (4.91%) CentOS
4 11 (4.15%) AIX
5 3 (1.13%) Android
6 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.75%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.75%) VMS
6 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (72.45%) DevOps
2 117 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (32.45%) TDD
4 62 (23.40%) Continuous Improvement
5 59 (22.26%) BDD
6 56 (21.13%) Infrastructure as Code
7 53 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 52 (19.62%) Problem-Solving
9 51 (19.25%) Analytics
10 49 (18.49%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 49 (18.49%) Test Automation
11 39 (14.72%) Deployment Automation
12 38 (14.34%) Software Engineering
13 31 (11.70%) SDLC
14 29 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
14 29 (10.94%) Mentoring
15 28 (10.57%) MVC
15 28 (10.57%) Scrum
16 25 (9.43%) Migration
16 25 (9.43%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 120 (45.28%) C#
2 78 (29.43%) SQL
3 65 (24.53%) PowerShell
4 50 (18.87%) JavaScript
5 31 (11.70%) Java
6 29 (10.94%) TypeScript
7 16 (6.04%) Bash Shell
8 15 (5.66%) Python
9 6 (2.26%) Ruby
9 6 (2.26%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.26%) XAML
10 5 (1.89%) Go
11 4 (1.51%) Groovy
11 4 (1.51%) Java 11
12 3 (1.13%) Scala
12 3 (1.13%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.75%) PHP
14 1 (0.38%) Perl
14 1 (0.38%) VB
14 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (3.40%) SC Cleared
1 9 (3.40%) Security Cleared
2 2 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (0.75%) Degree
3 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.38%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (18.11%) QA
2 10 (3.77%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 50 (18.87%) Docker
2 36 (13.58%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.75%) Samba
4 2 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 71 (26.79%) Terraform
2 60 (22.64%) Ansible
2 60 (22.64%) Kubernetes
3 43 (16.23%) Puppet
4 22 (8.30%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.51%) Grafana
5 4 (1.51%) Prometheus
6 3 (1.13%) Kibana
6 3 (1.13%) Packer
7 2 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.75%) Control-M
7 2 (0.75%) Istio
7 2 (0.75%) Salt
8 1 (0.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.38%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.38%) Mesos
8 1 (0.38%) Rancher
8 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 52 (19.62%) Microsoft
2 32 (12.08%) Splunk
3 14 (5.28%) Google
4 11 (4.15%) Quadient
5 10 (3.77%) Xamarin
6 6 (2.26%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.51%) Dell
7 4 (1.51%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.13%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.13%) Cisco
8 3 (1.13%) Oracle
8 3 (1.13%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.13%) SAP
9 2 (0.75%) CA
9 2 (0.75%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.75%) IBM
9 2 (0.75%) New Relic
9 2 (0.75%) VMware
10 1 (0.38%) Databricks
10 1 (0.38%) XebiaLabs