Period
to 17 May 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 17 May 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
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 461 454 464
Rank change year-on-year -7 +10 -25
Contract jobs citing Octopus Deploy 204 191 449
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.38% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.08% 2.15% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 146 340
10th Percentile £406 £378 £400
25th Percentile £463 £419 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £520 £500
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +2.83%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £750 £675 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +11.76% -10.53% +18.75%
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 9,831 8,891 18,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.24% 17.82% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,626 6,126 12,847
10th Percentile £338 £331 £333
25th Percentile £405 £406 £404
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £495 £480
Median % change year-on-year - +3.13% +1.05%
75th Percentile £579 £586 £575
90th Percentile £658 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 134 262
10th Percentile £26.60 £18.25 £22.35
25th Percentile £40.00 £38.69 £36.81
Median hourly rate £45.50 £47.50 £44.18
Median % change year-on-year -4.21% +7.51% +3.95%
75th Percentile £56.50 £54.45 £50.00
90th Percentile £63.45 £62.48 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £45.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +1.11% +1.12% +4.71%

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 17 May 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 17 May 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 -38 150 £513 -0.49% 114
London -30 118 £550 +4.76% 48
Work from Home -209 62 £550 -4.35% 28
UK excluding London -4 32 £475 +11.76% 68
South East +30 9 £475 +2.70% 22
South West +30 7 £378 -10.12% 7
North of England -6 5 £525 +23.53% 26
East of England +31 4 £388 -29.55% 1
Scotland -15 4 £550 +83.33% 2
Midlands +1 3 £413 -13.16% 10
North West -11 3 £550 +29.41% 8
Yorkshire +29 2 £500 +11.11% 11
East Midlands +14 2 £413 +6.45% 4
West Midlands -1 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 17 May 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.

1 156 (76.47%) Azure
1 156 (76.47%) DevOps
2 122 (59.80%) .NET
3 96 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (43.14%) C#
5 83 (40.69%) TeamCity
6 76 (37.25%) TDD
7 64 (31.37%) PowerShell
7 64 (31.37%) Continuous Improvement
8 61 (29.90%) Git (software)
9 59 (28.92%) SQL
10 58 (28.43%) SQL Server
11 57 (27.94%) Continuous Integration
12 56 (27.45%) ASP.NET
13 54 (26.47%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 53 (25.98%) Analytics
15 51 (25.00%) Terraform
15 51 (25.00%) JavaScript
16 50 (24.51%) Microsoft
17 49 (24.02%) QA
18 46 (22.55%) Problem-Solving
19 45 (22.06%) AngularJS
19 45 (22.06%) Kubernetes
20 44 (21.57%) Ansible
20 44 (21.57%) BDD
20 44 (21.57%) Finance
21 43 (21.08%) Active Directory
21 43 (21.08%) Social Skills
22 41 (20.10%) Infrastructure as Code
23 39 (19.12%) Windows

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 33 (16.18%) SharePoint
2 14 (6.86%) IIS
3 4 (1.96%) GlassFish
3 4 (1.96%) JBoss
3 4 (1.96%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.96%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.96%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (1.47%) CMS
4 3 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.47%) EPiServer
4 3 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.47%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.98%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.98%) Confluence
5 2 (0.98%) IBM Domino
5 2 (0.98%) NServiceBus
5 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.49%) Apache
6 1 (0.49%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 11 (5.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.98%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 156 (76.47%) Azure
2 35 (17.16%) Azure Active Directory
3 27 (13.24%) Power Platform
4 23 (11.27%) PaaS
5 19 (9.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 17 (8.33%) AWS
7 15 (7.35%) IaaS
8 7 (3.43%) Azure Functions
8 7 (3.43%) GitHub
8 7 (3.43%) SaaS
8 7 (3.43%) Serverless
9 6 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (2.45%) GCP
10 5 (2.45%) Microsoft 365
10 5 (2.45%) OpenShift
11 4 (1.96%) Azure Key Vault
11 4 (1.96%) Azure Logic Apps
11 4 (1.96%) Azure Service Bus
11 4 (1.96%) Boomi
11 4 (1.96%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.88%) Firewall
2 4 (1.96%) DNS
3 3 (1.47%) VSAN
4 2 (0.98%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (28.43%) SQL Server
2 27 (13.24%) Power BI
3 22 (10.78%) Tableau
4 21 (10.29%) Tableau Desktop
4 21 (10.29%) Tableau Server
5 12 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (5.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (5.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (4.41%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.43%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.45%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (2.45%) NoSQL
9 5 (2.45%) Redis
10 4 (1.96%) Data Lake
11 3 (1.47%) InfluxDB
11 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.98%) MySQL
12 2 (0.98%) Parquet
12 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 83 (40.69%) TeamCity
2 61 (29.90%) Git (software)
3 35 (17.16%) Jenkins
4 22 (10.78%) JIRA
5 19 (9.31%) Subversion
6 15 (7.35%) JUnit
6 15 (7.35%) Maven
7 14 (6.86%) git-flow
8 12 (5.88%) Bitbucket
9 8 (3.92%) JMeter
10 7 (3.43%) NUnit
10 7 (3.43%) SonarQube
11 6 (2.94%) SpecFlow
12 5 (2.45%) CircleCI
12 5 (2.45%) Cucumber
12 5 (2.45%) Selenium
12 5 (2.45%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (1.96%) Ant
13 4 (1.96%) SoapUI
13 4 (1.96%) Travis CI
General
1 44 (21.57%) Finance
2 43 (21.08%) Social Skills
3 22 (10.78%) Banking
4 10 (4.90%) Front Office
5 7 (3.43%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.43%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.47%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.47%) Marketing
7 2 (0.98%) Back Office
7 2 (0.98%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (0.98%) Retail
8 1 (0.49%) Billing
8 1 (0.49%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (35.29%) Developer
2 60 (29.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 40 (19.61%) Azure Engineer
4 32 (15.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 25 (12.25%) Azure DevOps
6 23 (11.27%) Analyst
7 21 (10.29%) Technical Leader
8 19 (9.31%) Analyst Developer
9 18 (8.82%) C# Developer
10 15 (7.35%) .NET Developer
11 12 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
12 10 (4.90%) Java Developer
13 9 (4.41%) Cloud Engineer
13 9 (4.41%) SQL Developer
14 8 (3.92%) Full Stack Developer
14 8 (3.92%) JavaScript Developer
15 7 (3.43%) AWS DevOps
15 7 (3.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 7 (3.43%) Risk Analyst
16 6 (2.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (59.80%) .NET
2 56 (27.45%) ASP.NET
3 45 (22.06%) AngularJS
4 38 (18.63%) React
5 28 (13.73%) .NET Core
5 28 (13.73%) ASP.NET Core
6 21 (10.29%) Elastic Stack
7 17 (8.33%) Node.js
8 15 (7.35%) .NET Framework
8 15 (7.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (7.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (6.37%) jQuery
9 13 (6.37%) WCF
10 11 (5.39%) WPF
11 10 (4.90%) hapi
11 10 (4.90%) Hibernate
12 9 (4.41%) RESTful
13 8 (3.92%) XML
14 6 (2.94%) HTML
14 6 (2.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.73%) Self-Motivation
2 27 (13.24%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (10.29%) Fixed Income
4 14 (6.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (4.41%) Derivative
6 7 (3.43%) Cloud Native
6 7 (3.43%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.96%) Credit Risk
7 4 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.47%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.47%) Social Media
9 2 (0.98%) Blog
9 2 (0.98%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.98%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.98%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.49%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.49%) Handset
10 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.12%) Windows
2 37 (18.14%) Linux
3 25 (12.25%) Windows Server
4 14 (6.86%) CentOS
5 11 (5.39%) AIX
6 6 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.47%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.47%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (1.47%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.98%) Unix
8 2 (0.98%) VMS
8 2 (0.98%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.49%) Android
9 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (76.47%) DevOps
2 96 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (37.25%) TDD
4 64 (31.37%) Continuous Improvement
5 57 (27.94%) Continuous Integration
6 54 (26.47%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 53 (25.98%) Analytics
8 46 (22.55%) Problem-Solving
9 44 (21.57%) BDD
10 41 (20.10%) Infrastructure as Code
11 35 (17.16%) Deployment Automation
11 35 (17.16%) Test Automation
12 32 (15.69%) Software Engineering
13 29 (14.22%) Mentoring
13 29 (14.22%) SDLC
14 26 (12.75%) Business Intelligence
15 23 (11.27%) Visualisation
16 22 (10.78%) MVC
17 21 (10.29%) Data Analysis
17 21 (10.29%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 88 (43.14%) C#
2 64 (31.37%) PowerShell
3 59 (28.92%) SQL
4 51 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 29 (14.22%) Java
5 29 (14.22%) TypeScript
6 16 (7.84%) Bash Shell
7 15 (7.35%) Python
8 8 (3.92%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.43%) Ruby
10 5 (2.45%) Go
11 4 (1.96%) Groovy
11 4 (1.96%) Java 8
11 4 (1.96%) XPath
12 3 (1.47%) Scala
12 3 (1.47%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.98%) Perl
13 2 (0.98%) PHP
13 2 (0.98%) XAML
14 1 (0.49%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 10 (4.90%) SC Cleared
1 10 (4.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.49%) Degree
3 1 (0.49%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (24.02%) QA
2 11 (5.39%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.98%) COBIT
System Software
1 43 (21.08%) Active Directory
2 38 (18.63%) Docker
3 5 (2.45%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.47%) Samba
4 3 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 51 (25.00%) Terraform
2 45 (22.06%) Kubernetes
3 44 (21.57%) Ansible
4 33 (16.18%) Puppet
5 18 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.43%) Grafana
7 5 (2.45%) Prometheus
8 4 (1.96%) SCCM
9 3 (1.47%) Kibana
9 3 (1.47%) PowerCLI
9 3 (1.47%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.98%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.98%) Control-M
10 2 (0.98%) Istio
10 2 (0.98%) Nagios
10 2 (0.98%) Packer
11 1 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.49%) Mesos
11 1 (0.49%) Rancher
11 1 (0.49%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 50 (24.51%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.78%) Splunk
3 11 (5.39%) Google
4 7 (3.43%) Sitecore
5 6 (2.94%) New Relic
6 5 (2.45%) Oracle
6 5 (2.45%) VMware
7 4 (1.96%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.96%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.96%) Cisco
7 4 (1.96%) Dell
8 3 (1.47%) HP
8 3 (1.47%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.47%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.98%) CA
9 2 (0.98%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.98%) IBM
9 2 (0.98%) Linedata
9 2 (0.98%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.49%) SaltStack