Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 2017 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 463 599 786
Rank change year-on-year +136 +187 +12
Contract jobs citing Octopus Deploy 467 293 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.28% 0.100%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.55% 1.68% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 212 97
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £316
90th Percentile £600 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +9.33% - -9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £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 18306 17478 15942
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.43% 16.46% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12687 11825 10550
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 257 312
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +4.46% +3.87%
10th Percentile £30.25 £24.00 £24.53
90th Percentile £63.75 £53.75 £49.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year +3.66% +4.14% +4.99%

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 21 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 21 October 2017. 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 +154 450 £475 +11.76% 88
London +131 321 £488 +2.63% 59
UK excluding London +57 145 £410 +9.33% 30
Midlands +58 41 £500 +53.85% 6
South East +25 37 £400 +5.26% 5
North of England +88 33 £375 +2.74% 15
East Midlands +27 32 £488 +50.00% 4
Yorkshire +34 18 £350 -6.04% 9
North West +29 14 £388 +3.33% 3
Scotland +30 13 £600 - 1
East of England -15 12 £375 - 2
West Midlands +25 9 £525 +61.54% 2
South West -25 6 £500 +33.33% 1
Wales - 2 - -
North East +69 1 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Octopus Deploy 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 Octopus Deploy.

1 349 (74.73%) TeamCity
2 301 (64.45%) .NET
3 259 (55.46%) Agile Software Development
4 254 (54.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 241 (51.61%) C#
6 226 (48.39%) DevOps
7 173 (37.04%) PowerShell
7 173 (37.04%) TDD
8 166 (35.55%) MVC
9 165 (35.33%) Git (software)
10 161 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
11 160 (34.26%) Windows
12 158 (33.83%) SQL Server
13 146 (31.26%) AngularJS
14 145 (31.05%) Microsoft
15 142 (30.41%) Amazon AWS
16 133 (28.48%) Scrum
17 124 (26.55%) BDD
18 120 (25.70%) JavaScript
19 119 (25.48%) Team Foundation Server
20 111 (23.77%) ASP.NET
21 108 (23.13%) ASP.NET Web API
22 100 (21.41%) Microservices
23 89 (19.06%) NoSQL
24 86 (18.42%) SQL
25 84 (17.99%) Opscode Chef
25 84 (17.99%) SOLID
26 83 (17.77%) Finance
27 80 (17.13%) Software Engineering
28 78 (16.70%) ASP.NET MVC

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 (6.85%) Confluence
1 32 (6.85%) IIS
2 24 (5.14%) Elasticsearch
2 24 (5.14%) OpenStack
3 22 (4.71%) CMS
3 22 (4.71%) NServiceBus
4 13 (2.78%) EPiServer
5 10 (2.14%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.71%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.28%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.86%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.64%) Apache
10 3 (0.64%) nginx
10 3 (0.64%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.43%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.21%) JBoss
12 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.86%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.21%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.21%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 254 (54.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 142 (30.41%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (4.71%) GitHub
4 10 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.28%) npm
6 5 (1.07%) SaaS
7 3 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.43%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.43%) Route 53
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.21%) Serverless
9 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.93%) DNS
1 9 (1.93%) Firewall
2 5 (1.07%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.86%) SSL
4 3 (0.64%) Intranet
5 2 (0.43%) IPsec
5 2 (0.43%) VPN
6 1 (0.21%) Skype
6 1 (0.21%) SMS
6 1 (0.21%) VLAN
6 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (33.83%) SQL Server
2 89 (19.06%) NoSQL
3 49 (10.49%) MongoDB
4 39 (8.35%) RavenDB
5 22 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (4.50%) SQL Server 2016
6 21 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (4.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (3.21%) DocumentDB
9 14 (3.00%) QlikView
9 14 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (2.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 12 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (2.57%) Relational Database
11 11 (2.36%) Hadoop
11 11 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (1.71%) Big Data
13 6 (1.28%) OLAP
13 6 (1.28%) OLTP
14 3 (0.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 349 (74.73%) TeamCity
2 165 (35.33%) Git (software)
3 119 (25.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 65 (13.92%) Jenkins
5 55 (11.78%) SpecFlow
6 44 (9.42%) NuGet
7 42 (8.99%) JIRA
8 35 (7.49%) Visual Studio
9 34 (7.28%) NUnit
10 31 (6.64%) MSBuild
11 30 (6.42%) Visual Studio Team System
12 26 (5.57%) Selenium
13 20 (4.28%) Vagrant
14 18 (3.85%) gulp
15 17 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 16 (3.43%) Rhino Mocks
17 15 (3.21%) Hudson
18 13 (2.78%) Moq
18 13 (2.78%) Subversion
19 12 (2.57%) Cucumber
General
1 83 (17.77%) Finance
2 46 (9.85%) Banking
3 20 (4.28%) Retail
4 11 (2.36%) Games
5 10 (2.14%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.50%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.28%) Law
8 3 (0.64%) Advertising
9 2 (0.43%) Back Office
9 2 (0.43%) Front Office
9 2 (0.43%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.21%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 237 (50.75%) Developer
2 149 (31.91%) .NET Developer
3 123 (26.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 95 (20.34%) C# Developer
5 73 (15.63%) C# .NET Developer
6 53 (11.35%) Azure Engineer
7 49 (10.49%) Windows Engineer
8 45 (9.64%) Windows DevOps Engineer
9 43 (9.21%) Angular Developer
10 42 (8.99%) Azure DevOps
11 37 (7.92%) Senior Developer
12 33 (7.07%) Full Stack Developer
13 32 (6.85%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 29 (6.21%) ASP.NET Developer
15 27 (5.78%) Azure Developer
16 26 (5.57%) PowerShell Engineer
17 25 (5.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 24 (5.14%) Java Developer
18 24 (5.14%) SQL Developer
19 23 (4.93%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (64.45%) .NET
2 146 (31.26%) AngularJS
3 111 (23.77%) ASP.NET
4 108 (23.13%) ASP.NET Web API
5 78 (16.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 74 (15.85%) Web Services
7 71 (15.20%) REST
8 52 (11.13%) RESTful
9 50 (10.71%) HTML
9 50 (10.71%) React
10 49 (10.49%) CSS
11 43 (9.21%) .NET Core
12 37 (7.92%) Angular 2
13 32 (6.85%) .NET Framework
14 29 (6.21%) Node.js
14 29 (6.21%) SOAP
15 26 (5.57%) ASP.NET Core
15 26 (5.57%) HTML5
16 25 (5.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 25 (5.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.42%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (4.50%) Fintech
3 13 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.57%) Online Banking
5 11 (2.36%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.14%) Blog
6 10 (2.14%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.50%) User Experience
8 4 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (0.86%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.64%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.43%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.43%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.43%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.43%) Replication
11 1 (0.21%) Augmented Reality
11 1 (0.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.21%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 160 (34.26%) Windows
2 56 (11.99%) Windows Server
3 9 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (1.50%) Linux
5 5 (1.07%) VMS
6 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.43%) Unix
8 1 (0.21%) Android
8 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (55.46%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (48.39%) DevOps
3 173 (37.04%) TDD
4 166 (35.55%) MVC
5 161 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
6 133 (28.48%) Scrum
7 124 (26.55%) BDD
8 100 (21.41%) Microservices
9 84 (17.99%) SOLID
10 80 (17.13%) Software Engineering
11 58 (12.42%) Unit Testing
12 53 (11.35%) E-Commerce
13 48 (10.28%) CQRS
14 46 (9.85%) Test Automation
15 44 (9.42%) Continuous Delivery
16 42 (8.99%) Configuration Management
17 41 (8.78%) OO
18 40 (8.57%) Pair Programming
18 40 (8.57%) SOA
19 39 (8.35%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 241 (51.61%) C#
2 173 (37.04%) PowerShell
3 120 (25.70%) JavaScript
4 86 (18.42%) SQL
5 34 (7.28%) Java
6 26 (5.57%) Ruby
7 24 (5.14%) T-SQL
8 16 (3.43%) TypeScript
9 9 (1.93%) Python
10 8 (1.71%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.71%) Scala
11 6 (1.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 5 (1.07%) VB
12 5 (1.07%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.86%) F#
13 4 (0.86%) PHP
13 4 (0.86%) VBScript
14 3 (0.64%) VB6
15 2 (0.43%) C
16 1 (0.21%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (3.00%) Degree
2 14 (3.00%) MCITP
2 14 (3.00%) MCSE
3 9 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.64%) MCTS
5 2 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (11.56%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 52 (11.13%) Docker
2 21 (4.50%) vCloud
3 7 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.07%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.64%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 84 (17.99%) Opscode Chef
2 54 (11.56%) Puppet
3 42 (8.99%) Ansible
4 29 (6.21%) Terraform
5 16 (3.43%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.86%) Consul
7 3 (0.64%) Kibana
8 2 (0.43%) Nagios
8 2 (0.43%) TeamSite
9 1 (0.21%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.21%) logstash
9 1 (0.21%) Mesos
9 1 (0.21%) Packer
Vendors
1 145 (31.05%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.49%) Atlassian
3 19 (4.07%) RedGate
4 15 (3.21%) Sitecore
5 11 (2.36%) Oracle
6 10 (2.14%) VMware
7 7 (1.50%) AppDynamics
7 7 (1.50%) Dynatrace
7 7 (1.50%) Splunk
8 6 (1.28%) Tableau
9 4 (0.86%) Black Duck
9 4 (0.86%) New Relic
9 4 (0.86%) TOWER Software
10 3 (0.64%) Charles River
11 2 (0.43%) Apigee
11 2 (0.43%) Perforce
11 2 (0.43%) SAP
11 2 (0.43%) WSO2
12 1 (0.21%) Marketo
12 1 (0.21%) Xamarin