Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 498 420 472
Rank change year-on-year -78 +52 +150
Contract jobs citing Octopus Deploy 324 587 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.57% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.21% 2.68% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 405 360
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £381 £350 £350
90th Percentile £690 £590 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £45.00

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 14,678 21,920 18,956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.38% 21.13% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,635 15,033 13,168
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 234 287
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £20.50 £26.58 £29.00
90th Percentile £63.50 £53.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 13 November 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 15 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 13 November 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 -69 314 £525 +10.53% 124
London -7 196 £525 +2.44% 48
UK excluding London -71 127 £450 +5.88% 79
South East +5 47 £475 +11.76% 35
North of England -46 43 £450 +12.50% 22
Yorkshire +2 30 £450 +12.50% 8
East of England +26 13 £450 -2.70% 4
North West -46 13 £425 +6.25% 14
Midlands +27 12 £350 -26.32% 9
East Midlands +19 8 £375 -9.09% 1
Wales +29 4 £375 -16.67% 1
West Midlands +25 4 £313 -45.18% 8
Scotland +17 4 £650 +62.50%
South West -13 3 £500 +9.89% 8
Northern Ireland +5 1 £550 +7.84% 2

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 242 (74.69%) TeamCity
2 213 (65.74%) .NET
3 209 (64.51%) Azure
4 208 (64.20%) C#
5 168 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
6 139 (42.90%) DevOps
7 120 (37.04%) AngularJS
8 107 (33.02%) Microsoft
9 105 (32.41%) PowerShell
10 102 (31.48%) TDD
11 101 (31.17%) SQL
12 92 (28.40%) SQL Server
13 90 (27.78%) Git (software)
14 88 (27.16%) Finance
15 86 (26.54%) Continuous Integration
16 84 (25.93%) AWS
17 83 (25.62%) ASP.NET
18 80 (24.69%) JavaScript
19 77 (23.77%) MVC
20 72 (22.22%) .NET Core
21 69 (21.30%) CSS
22 66 (20.37%) React
23 65 (20.06%) Kubernetes
23 65 (20.06%) ASP.NET Web API
24 64 (19.75%) HTML
25 63 (19.44%) Docker
25 63 (19.44%) Jenkins
26 60 (18.52%) Windows
27 58 (17.90%) BDD
28 54 (16.67%) Microservices

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 27 (8.33%) IIS
2 21 (6.48%) Umbraco
3 11 (3.40%) CMS
3 11 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (3.40%) nginx
4 10 (3.09%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.47%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (2.47%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.85%) Apache
6 6 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.54%) Confluence
8 3 (0.93%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.93%) Kentico
8 3 (0.93%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.62%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.31%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.54%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.93%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.62%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 209 (64.51%) Azure
2 84 (25.93%) AWS
3 39 (12.04%) PaaS
4 33 (10.19%) Power Platform
5 21 (6.48%) GitHub
6 17 (5.25%) Serverless
7 15 (4.63%) IaaS
7 15 (4.63%) SaaS
8 9 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (2.47%) GCP
10 7 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (1.85%) Azure Functions
11 6 (1.85%) npm
11 6 (1.85%) OpenShift
12 5 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (1.54%) Datadog
13 4 (1.23%) Slack
14 3 (0.93%) Amazon ECS
14 3 (0.93%) Heroku
14 3 (0.93%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.47%) DNS
2 7 (2.16%) Network Security
3 6 (1.85%) Firewall
4 5 (1.54%) IPv4
5 4 (1.23%) HTTP
6 3 (0.93%) DHCP
6 3 (0.93%) VPN
7 2 (0.62%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.62%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.62%) SSL
8 1 (0.31%) FTP
8 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (28.40%) SQL Server
2 33 (10.19%) Power BI
3 28 (8.64%) NoSQL
4 27 (8.33%) QlikView
4 27 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 23 (7.10%) OLAP
6 21 (6.48%) MongoDB
7 19 (5.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (5.25%) Redis
9 11 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.85%) Big Data
10 6 (1.85%) Blockchain
11 5 (1.54%) Aerospike
11 5 (1.54%) PowerPivot
12 4 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.93%) Cosmos DB
13 3 (0.93%) InfluxDB
13 3 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 242 (74.69%) TeamCity
2 90 (27.78%) Git (software)
3 63 (19.44%) Jenkins
4 38 (11.73%) Visual Studio Team System
5 28 (8.64%) Selenium
6 27 (8.33%) Visual Studio
7 24 (7.41%) gulp
7 24 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (6.79%) Bitbucket
9 21 (6.48%) JIRA
10 19 (5.86%) Jasmine
11 16 (4.94%) SpecFlow
12 15 (4.63%) NUnit
13 13 (4.01%) webpack
14 12 (3.70%) Cucumber
15 11 (3.40%) Babel
16 10 (3.09%) Grunt
16 10 (3.09%) MSTest
17 7 (2.16%) Subversion
18 6 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 88 (27.16%) Finance
2 11 (3.40%) Banking
3 9 (2.78%) Back Office
3 9 (2.78%) Retail
4 6 (1.85%) Law
5 5 (1.54%) Games
5 5 (1.54%) Marketing
6 3 (0.93%) Front Office
7 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 186 (57.41%) Developer
2 97 (29.94%) .NET Developer
3 70 (21.60%) DevOps Engineer
4 58 (17.90%) C# Developer
5 41 (12.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 41 (12.65%) Senior Developer
6 36 (11.11%) Azure DevOps
7 30 (9.26%) Azure Engineer
8 29 (8.95%) Senior .NET Developer
9 28 (8.64%) Full Stack Developer
10 25 (7.72%) Angular Developer
11 24 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 23 (7.10%) AWS Developer
12 23 (7.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 22 (6.79%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 22 (6.79%) SQL Developer
14 15 (4.63%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 15 (4.63%) Senior C# Developer
15 13 (4.01%) Azure Developer
16 11 (3.40%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (65.74%) .NET
2 120 (37.04%) AngularJS
3 83 (25.62%) ASP.NET
4 72 (22.22%) .NET Core
5 69 (21.30%) CSS
6 66 (20.37%) React
7 65 (20.06%) ASP.NET Web API
8 64 (19.75%) HTML
9 46 (14.20%) .NET Framework
10 37 (11.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 35 (10.80%) Angular 2
12 34 (10.49%) Web Services
13 27 (8.33%) Node.js
14 26 (8.02%) REST
15 23 (7.10%) SOAP
16 22 (6.79%) RESTful
17 20 (6.17%) jQuery
17 20 (6.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 19 (5.86%) Entity Framework
19 15 (4.63%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.41%) Hedge funds
2 20 (6.17%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.85%) User Experience
6 5 (1.54%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.23%) Equities
8 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.93%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.93%) Social Media
9 2 (0.62%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (0.62%) Clustering
9 2 (0.62%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.62%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.62%) PKI
10 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.31%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.31%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 60 (18.52%) Windows
2 34 (10.49%) Linux
3 15 (4.63%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.09%) Unix
5 9 (2.78%) Ubuntu
6 8 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.93%) CentOS
8 2 (0.62%) VMS
9 1 (0.31%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (42.90%) DevOps
3 102 (31.48%) TDD
4 86 (26.54%) Continuous Integration
5 77 (23.77%) MVC
6 58 (17.90%) BDD
7 54 (16.67%) Microservices
8 47 (14.51%) Scrum
8 47 (14.51%) Web Development
9 46 (14.20%) Test Automation
10 41 (12.65%) Business Intelligence
11 35 (10.80%) Unit Testing
12 32 (9.88%) Continuous Delivery
13 29 (8.95%) Visualisation
14 27 (8.33%) Data Analysis
14 27 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
15 22 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
16 19 (5.86%) Analytics
16 19 (5.86%) Migration
17 18 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 208 (64.20%) C#
2 105 (32.41%) PowerShell
3 101 (31.17%) SQL
4 80 (24.69%) JavaScript
5 25 (7.72%) Python
6 19 (5.86%) Java
7 16 (4.94%) Bash Shell
8 10 (3.09%) TypeScript
9 8 (2.47%) Go
10 7 (2.16%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.23%) Clipper
11 4 (1.23%) R
11 4 (1.23%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.93%) Clojure
12 3 (0.93%) Perl
13 2 (0.62%) Groovy
13 2 (0.62%) Ruby
14 1 (0.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.31%) Scala
14 1 (0.31%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (1.54%) Degree
2 4 (1.23%) MCSA
2 4 (1.23%) MCSE
2 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.31%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.31%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.72%) QA
2 7 (2.16%) MiFID
3 1 (0.31%) HL7
System Software
1 63 (19.44%) Docker
2 12 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.93%) KVM
4 3 (0.93%) oVirt
4 3 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 65 (20.06%) Kubernetes
2 37 (11.42%) Terraform
3 36 (11.11%) Puppet
4 33 (10.19%) Ansible
5 28 (8.64%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.47%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (1.85%) Kibana
7 6 (1.85%) logstash
7 6 (1.85%) SCCM
8 5 (1.54%) BladeLogic
8 5 (1.54%) Nagios
9 4 (1.23%) Control-M
10 3 (0.93%) Consul
10 3 (0.93%) Grafana
10 3 (0.93%) Graphite
10 3 (0.93%) Pingdom
10 3 (0.93%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.62%) CA Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.62%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 107 (33.02%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.33%) Tableau
3 23 (7.10%) Cognos
3 23 (7.10%) MicroStrategy
3 23 (7.10%) Sitecore
4 17 (5.25%) Oracle
5 14 (4.32%) Splunk
6 12 (3.70%) Google
7 11 (3.40%) New Relic
8 8 (2.47%) F5
9 7 (2.16%) VMware
10 5 (1.54%) Altiris
10 5 (1.54%) AppDynamics
10 5 (1.54%) IBM
10 5 (1.54%) Micro Focus
11 4 (1.23%) Kofax
12 3 (0.93%) SAP
13 2 (0.62%) CA
13 2 (0.62%) Citrix
13 2 (0.62%) MuleSoft