Period
to 21 June 2018

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 June 2018 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 411 505 673
Rank change year-on-year +94 +168 +127
Contract jobs citing Octopus Deploy 554 366 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.40% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.81% 2.32% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 273 148
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £350 £331 £313
90th Percentile £625 £599 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £350
% change year-on-year -3.03% +17.86% -6.67%
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 19,719 15,785 15,962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.71% 17.31% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,495 10,708 10,816
UK median daily rate £465 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £292
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 319 316
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £26.50 £23.95 £28.00
90th Percentile £65.68 £57.50 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.45
% change year-on-year - +0.12% +13.20%

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 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 21 June 2018. 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 +79 542 £475 +8.57% 148
London +70 341 £500 +8.11% 76
UK excluding London +49 210 £400 -3.03% 77
North of England +6 74 £388 +3.33% 29
South East 0 66 £400 -3.03% 23
Yorkshire +15 53 £385 +2.67% 7
Midlands +2 43 £500 - 8
East Midlands +6 35 £500 - 5
North West -2 17 £400 +6.67% 20
South West +7 11 £475 -2.56% 8
West Midlands -4 8 £450 - 3
East of England +2 7 £475 +35.71% 4
Scotland -48 5 £394 -34.38%
Wales -2 4 £475 - 5
North East - 4 £408 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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.

1 407 (73.47%) TeamCity
2 366 (66.06%) C#
3 345 (62.27%) .NET
4 334 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
5 289 (52.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 261 (47.11%) DevOps
7 197 (35.56%) MVC
8 193 (34.84%) Git (software)
9 180 (32.49%) ASP.NET
10 176 (31.77%) Continuous Integration
11 173 (31.23%) TDD
12 172 (31.05%) ASP.NET Web API
13 167 (30.14%) AngularJS
14 165 (29.78%) SQL Server
15 153 (27.62%) JavaScript
16 152 (27.44%) Amazon AWS
17 147 (26.53%) Windows
18 144 (25.99%) PowerShell
19 127 (22.92%) Team Foundation Server
20 125 (22.56%) Scrum
21 122 (22.02%) SQL
22 118 (21.30%) Microsoft
23 114 (20.58%) ASP.NET MVC
24 108 (19.49%) Microservices
25 103 (18.59%) HTML
26 98 (17.69%) Web Services
27 89 (16.06%) CSS
28 87 (15.70%) Finance
29 86 (15.52%) BDD
30 85 (15.34%) .NET Core

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 45 (8.12%) NServiceBus
2 37 (6.68%) CMS
3 35 (6.32%) Confluence
4 24 (4.33%) Umbraco
5 22 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (3.97%) IIS
6 17 (3.07%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (1.62%) Apache Solr
8 7 (1.26%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.08%) Apache
9 6 (1.08%) Ethereum
9 6 (1.08%) Hyperledger
10 5 (0.90%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.90%) EPiServer
10 5 (0.90%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.72%) nginx
11 4 (0.72%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.36%) Jetty
12 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.08%) Distributed Ledger
1 6 (1.08%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 289 (52.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 152 (27.44%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (5.23%) AWS CloudFormation
4 22 (3.97%) PaaS
5 21 (3.79%) npm
6 20 (3.61%) Serverless
7 17 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (2.89%) NuGet
9 13 (2.35%) IaaS
10 12 (2.17%) GitHub
11 8 (1.44%) Azure Data Factory
12 7 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (1.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 5 (0.90%) Data Lake Analytics
14 5 (0.90%) Office 365
14 5 (0.90%) Trello
15 3 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
16 2 (0.36%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.26%) Firewall
2 6 (1.08%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.54%) FIX Connectivity
4 2 (0.36%) DHCP
4 2 (0.36%) Internet
5 1 (0.18%) 4G
5 1 (0.18%) 5G
5 1 (0.18%) HTTP
5 1 (0.18%) Intranet
5 1 (0.18%) LAN
5 1 (0.18%) MPLS
5 1 (0.18%) SAN
5 1 (0.18%) VPN
5 1 (0.18%) WAN
5 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (29.78%) SQL Server
2 45 (8.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 44 (7.94%) NoSQL
4 36 (6.50%) MongoDB
5 31 (5.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 25 (4.51%) RavenDB
7 21 (3.79%) SQL Server 2016
8 17 (3.07%) SQL Server 2014
9 16 (2.89%) Cosmos DB
10 14 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.81%) Azure SQL Database
12 10 (1.81%) MySQL
12 10 (1.81%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.62%) Big Data
14 8 (1.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.44%) Blockchain
15 7 (1.26%) Relational Database
16 6 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 407 (73.47%) TeamCity
2 193 (34.84%) Git (software)
3 127 (22.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 79 (14.26%) Jenkins
5 65 (11.73%) JIRA
6 50 (9.03%) Visual Studio
7 43 (7.76%) Visual Studio Team System
8 41 (7.40%) NUnit
9 32 (5.78%) Selenium
10 25 (4.51%) SpecFlow
11 24 (4.33%) MSBuild
11 24 (4.33%) webpack
12 23 (4.15%) Bitbucket
13 22 (3.97%) MSTest
14 14 (2.53%) Maven
14 14 (2.53%) Subversion
15 13 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 12 (2.17%) SonarQube
17 11 (1.99%) Artifactory
18 9 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 87 (15.70%) Finance
2 36 (6.50%) Retail
3 21 (3.79%) Banking
4 12 (2.17%) Advertising
5 8 (1.44%) Law
6 6 (1.08%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.72%) Back Office
7 4 (0.72%) Legal
8 3 (0.54%) Automotive
8 3 (0.54%) Marketing
8 3 (0.54%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.36%) Games
10 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 288 (51.99%) Developer
2 201 (36.28%) .NET Developer
3 140 (25.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 98 (17.69%) C# Developer
5 87 (15.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 75 (13.54%) Senior Developer
7 68 (12.27%) Azure Engineer
8 56 (10.11%) Azure DevOps
9 54 (9.75%) Senior .NET Developer
10 51 (9.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 38 (6.86%) ASP.NET Developer
12 37 (6.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 32 (5.78%) Angular Developer
13 32 (5.78%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 27 (4.87%) Cloud Engineer
15 23 (4.15%) Senior C# Developer
15 23 (4.15%) Web Developer
16 22 (3.97%) Software Developer
17 21 (3.79%) Windows Engineer
18 20 (3.61%) Windows DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (62.27%) .NET
2 180 (32.49%) ASP.NET
3 172 (31.05%) ASP.NET Web API
4 167 (30.14%) AngularJS
5 114 (20.58%) ASP.NET MVC
6 103 (18.59%) HTML
7 98 (17.69%) Web Services
8 89 (16.06%) CSS
9 85 (15.34%) .NET Core
10 66 (11.91%) .NET Framework
11 64 (11.55%) RESTful
12 63 (11.37%) REST
13 59 (10.65%) HTML5
14 49 (8.84%) React
15 47 (8.48%) Entity Framework
15 47 (8.48%) Node.js
16 46 (8.30%) ASP.NET Core
16 46 (8.30%) Sass
17 45 (8.12%) WCF
18 39 (7.04%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.75%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (4.33%) Private Cloud
3 22 (3.97%) Fintech
4 17 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.07%) User Experience
5 13 (2.35%) Hedge funds
6 11 (1.99%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.62%) Equities
7 9 (1.62%) Online Banking
8 7 (1.26%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.26%) Wiki
9 6 (1.08%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.08%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.08%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.90%) Data Centre
10 5 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.72%) Life Science
12 3 (0.54%) iPad
12 3 (0.54%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 147 (26.53%) Windows
2 57 (10.29%) Linux
3 39 (7.04%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.44%) VMS
6 7 (1.26%) CentOS
7 6 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.54%) Unix
9 1 (0.18%) Android
9 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (47.11%) DevOps
3 197 (35.56%) MVC
4 176 (31.77%) Continuous Integration
5 173 (31.23%) TDD
6 125 (22.56%) Scrum
7 108 (19.49%) Microservices
8 86 (15.52%) BDD
9 84 (15.16%) E-Commerce
10 78 (14.08%) Deployment Automation
11 69 (12.45%) Software Engineering
12 66 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
13 64 (11.55%) SOLID
14 58 (10.47%) Web Development
15 57 (10.29%) Unit Testing
16 56 (10.11%) Test Automation
17 55 (9.93%) CQRS
18 50 (9.03%) OO
19 42 (7.58%) Domain-Driven Design
19 42 (7.58%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 366 (66.06%) C#
2 153 (27.62%) JavaScript
3 144 (25.99%) PowerShell
4 122 (22.02%) SQL
5 56 (10.11%) TypeScript
6 47 (8.48%) Python
7 41 (7.40%) Java
7 41 (7.40%) T-SQL
8 10 (1.81%) R
9 9 (1.62%) C++
10 7 (1.26%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.08%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.08%) CQL
11 6 (1.08%) VB
11 6 (1.08%) XAML
12 5 (0.90%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.90%) U-SQL
13 4 (0.72%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.54%) ES6
14 3 (0.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (1.81%) Degree
2 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (0.90%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.72%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.42%) QA
2 8 (1.44%) GCP
3 7 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.08%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 71 (12.82%) Docker
2 17 (3.07%) vCloud
3 10 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.72%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.54%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.36%) vSphere
9 1 (0.18%) iptables
9 1 (0.18%) NFS
9 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 50 (9.03%) Ansible
2 42 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (5.78%) Puppet
4 25 (4.51%) Kubernetes
4 25 (4.51%) Salt
5 16 (2.89%) Terraform
6 6 (1.08%) Control-M
6 6 (1.08%) Opsview
7 4 (0.72%) Grafana
7 4 (0.72%) Packer
8 3 (0.54%) Kibana
9 2 (0.36%) Consul
9 2 (0.36%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.18%) logstash
10 1 (0.18%) Nagios
10 1 (0.18%) Nessus
10 1 (0.18%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 118 (21.30%) Microsoft
2 44 (7.94%) Sitecore
3 29 (5.23%) Google
4 24 (4.33%) Oracle
5 18 (3.25%) VMware
6 11 (1.99%) New Relic
7 7 (1.26%) AppDynamics
7 7 (1.26%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.08%) Barracuda Networks
8 6 (1.08%) Dynatrace
9 5 (0.90%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.90%) Embarcadero
9 5 (0.90%) MuleSoft
9 5 (0.90%) Splunk
10 3 (0.54%) Blue Prism
10 3 (0.54%) Citrix
10 3 (0.54%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (0.54%) RedGate
11 2 (0.36%) Adobe
11 2 (0.36%) Rackspace