Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 450 501 421
Rank change year-on-year +51 -80 +82
Contract jobs citing Octopus Deploy 132 396 588
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.42% 0.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.74% 2.15% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 334 469
Median daily rate £519 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £390 £350
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 7,571 18,404 20,576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.33% 19.71% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,938 12,137 14,125
Median daily rate £500 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +8.14%
10th Percentile £328 £333 £315
90th Percentile £670 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 306 239
Median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.79% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £21.25 £23.63 £26.08
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £61.50
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -6.98% +1.18% -

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 4 July 2020.

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 13 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 4 July 2020. 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 +48 127 £515 +3.00% 48
London +45 79 £525 - 20
UK excluding London +101 49 £425 -10.53% 31
North of England +92 27 £425 -5.56% 8
North West +77 25 £425 -15.00% 4
South West +77 9 £375 -11.76% 2
Work from Home +1 9 £440 -20.00% 8
South East +93 7 £475 -5.00% 11
East of England +53 3 £550 +18.92% 2
Midlands +67 2 - - 5
Yorkshire +61 2 £388 -13.89% 3
West Midlands +56 2 - - 5
Scotland +62 1 £300 -20.00% 1

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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 94 (71.21%) .NET
2 90 (68.18%) C#
3 89 (67.42%) Azure
4 81 (61.36%) SQL Server
5 77 (58.33%) TeamCity
6 66 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (40.15%) SQL
7 53 (40.15%) AngularJS
8 50 (37.88%) AWS
9 49 (37.12%) .NET Core
10 47 (35.61%) Microservices
11 42 (31.82%) JavaScript
12 41 (31.06%) DevOps
13 40 (30.30%) Docker
14 38 (28.79%) Problem-Solving
15 36 (27.27%) ASP.NET
16 35 (26.52%) MySQL
16 35 (26.52%) Jenkins
16 35 (26.52%) MongoDB
17 34 (25.76%) Continuous Integration
18 33 (25.00%) MVC
19 32 (24.24%) Finance
20 31 (23.48%) Microsoft
20 31 (23.48%) Windows
20 31 (23.48%) Analytical Skills
21 30 (22.73%) ASP.NET Web API
22 28 (21.21%) Software Engineering
23 27 (20.45%) TDD
23 27 (20.45%) Redis
23 27 (20.45%) PowerShell

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 6 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.03%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.03%) IIS
2 4 (3.03%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.76%) CMS
4 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.76%) Mule
4 1 (0.76%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.76%) nginx
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 89 (67.42%) Azure
2 50 (37.88%) AWS
3 6 (4.55%) npm
3 6 (4.55%) PaaS
4 3 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.27%) Logic Apps
4 3 (2.27%) Serverless
5 2 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.52%) GitHub
5 2 (1.52%) NuGet
5 2 (1.52%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.52%) SaaS
6 1 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.76%) Datadog
6 1 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.76%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) BIG-IP
1 2 (1.52%) DNS
1 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.76%) BGP
2 1 (0.76%) Firewall
2 1 (0.76%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (61.36%) SQL Server
2 35 (26.52%) MongoDB
2 35 (26.52%) MySQL
3 27 (20.45%) Redis
4 17 (12.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (11.36%) NoSQL
6 13 (9.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (5.30%) SQL Server 2017
8 4 (3.03%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 4 (3.03%) Data Lake
8 4 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (3.03%) Hadoop
8 4 (3.03%) HDInsight
8 4 (3.03%) OLAP
8 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.52%) Power BI
9 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 77 (58.33%) TeamCity
2 35 (26.52%) Jenkins
3 23 (17.42%) Git (software)
4 18 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (12.12%) Visual Studio Team System
6 15 (11.36%) MSBuild
6 15 (11.36%) Subversion
7 14 (10.61%) JIRA
8 12 (9.09%) webpack
9 9 (6.82%) gulp
9 9 (6.82%) Selenium
9 9 (6.82%) SpecFlow
10 6 (4.55%) Visual Studio
11 5 (3.79%) Jasmine
11 5 (3.79%) Postman
11 5 (3.79%) SoapUI
12 3 (2.27%) Babel
13 2 (1.52%) git-flow
14 1 (0.76%) Protractor
14 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 32 (24.24%) Finance
2 26 (19.70%) Front Office
3 17 (12.88%) Banking
4 12 (9.09%) Public Sector
5 6 (4.55%) Retail
6 4 (3.03%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.76%) Automotive
8 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 69 (52.27%) Developer
2 47 (35.61%) .NET Developer
3 26 (19.70%) C# Developer
4 22 (16.67%) WebOps Engineer
5 18 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
6 15 (11.36%) Angular Developer
6 15 (11.36%) SQL Developer
7 14 (10.61%) Web Engineer
8 13 (9.85%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (9.85%) Operations Engineer
9 9 (6.82%) C# Developer - Commodities
9 9 (6.82%) Senior .NET Developer
9 9 (6.82%) Senior Developer
10 7 (5.30%) AWS Developer
10 7 (5.30%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 7 (5.30%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (5.30%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (5.30%) React Developer
11 6 (4.55%) Analyst
11 6 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (71.21%) .NET
2 53 (40.15%) AngularJS
3 49 (37.12%) .NET Core
4 36 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 30 (22.73%) ASP.NET Web API
6 25 (18.94%) Web Services
7 22 (16.67%) React
8 17 (12.88%) .NET Framework
9 14 (10.61%) Angular 2
9 14 (10.61%) Entity Framework
9 14 (10.61%) HTML
9 14 (10.61%) WCF
9 14 (10.61%) WPF
10 13 (9.85%) CSS
11 12 (9.09%) REST
12 11 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (6.82%) ASP.NET Core
13 9 (6.82%) jQuery
14 7 (5.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.48%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (15.91%) Derivative
3 12 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (7.58%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.03%) User Experience
6 3 (2.27%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.52%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.52%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.76%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 31 (23.48%) Windows
2 24 (18.18%) Linux
3 23 (17.42%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (35.61%) Microservices
3 41 (31.06%) DevOps
4 38 (28.79%) Problem-Solving
5 34 (25.76%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (25.00%) MVC
7 28 (21.21%) Software Engineering
8 27 (20.45%) TDD
9 22 (16.67%) BDD
9 22 (16.67%) High Availability
9 22 (16.67%) Scrum
9 22 (16.67%) Web Operations
10 15 (11.36%) Fund Management
11 14 (10.61%) Unit Testing
12 13 (9.85%) Artificial Intelligence
12 13 (9.85%) CQRS
12 13 (9.85%) Deep Learning
12 13 (9.85%) Machine Learning
13 12 (9.09%) Multithreading
14 10 (7.58%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 90 (68.18%) C#
2 53 (40.15%) SQL
3 42 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 27 (20.45%) PowerShell
5 18 (13.64%) T-SQL
6 14 (10.61%) TypeScript
7 13 (9.85%) F#
8 11 (8.33%) Python
9 5 (3.79%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.79%) C
10 4 (3.03%) Ruby
10 4 (3.03%) Scala
10 4 (3.03%) U-SQL
11 3 (2.27%) Java
12 2 (1.52%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.76%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.76%) Groovy
13 1 (0.76%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (7.58%) Degree
2 5 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.52%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.76%) ISEB
4 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.76%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.61%) QA
2 2 (1.52%) MiFID
System Software
1 40 (30.30%) Docker
2 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (15.91%) Rancher
2 11 (8.33%) Kubernetes
3 10 (7.58%) Ansible
4 9 (6.82%) Terraform
5 7 (5.30%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (4.55%) Puppet
7 2 (1.52%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.52%) Consul
7 2 (1.52%) Grafana
7 2 (1.52%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (1.52%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 31 (23.48%) Microsoft
2 22 (16.67%) VMware
3 6 (4.55%) Oracle
3 6 (4.55%) Xamarin
4 4 (3.03%) Databricks
5 3 (2.27%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.52%) F5
6 2 (1.52%) GrapeCity
6 2 (1.52%) Tableau
7 1 (0.76%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (0.76%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (0.76%) New Relic
7 1 (0.76%) Splunk
7 1 (0.76%) Sun