Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 400 583 736
Rank change year-on-year +183 +153 +80
Contract jobs citing Octopus Deploy 572 277 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.29% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.05% 1.73% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 186 123
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £363 £344 £305
90th Percentile £650 £544 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +3.13% +14.29% -12.50%
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 18,783 15,996 15,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.49% 16.66% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,149 10,729 10,557
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £613 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 278 397
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £29.50 £22.13 £24.04
90th Percentile £67.25 £53.75 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +161 558 £500 +11.11% 175
London +135 402 £500 +5.26% 95
UK excluding London +40 168 £413 +3.13% 84
North of England +71 71 £385 -8.33% 34
Yorkshire +16 47 £350 -17.16% 18
South East -14 42 £413 +3.13% 22
Midlands +24 31 £500 +33.33% 20
East Midlands +17 25 £500 +3.09% 12
North East +66 15 £413 +37.50% 4
Scotland -1 11 £400 -11.11% 3
North West +8 9 £450 +12.50% 12
East of England -8 7 £425 +28.30% 2
West Midlands +1 6 £375 +33.33% 8
South West +4 5 £488 +30.00% 2
Wales -1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 436 (76.22%) TeamCity
2 347 (60.66%) .NET
3 336 (58.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 325 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
5 310 (54.20%) DevOps
6 303 (52.97%) C#
7 238 (41.61%) PowerShell
8 229 (40.03%) Windows
9 216 (37.76%) Continuous Integration
10 210 (36.71%) Git (software)
11 182 (31.82%) SQL Server
12 170 (29.72%) Amazon AWS
13 169 (29.55%) MVC
14 154 (26.92%) TDD
15 150 (26.22%) Microsoft
16 145 (25.35%) Scrum
17 142 (24.83%) ASP.NET
18 139 (24.30%) Team Foundation Server
18 139 (24.30%) ASP.NET Web API
19 135 (23.60%) AngularJS
20 126 (22.03%) JavaScript
21 122 (21.33%) Finance
22 101 (17.66%) SQL
23 100 (17.48%) Microservices
24 96 (16.78%) ASP.NET MVC
25 91 (15.91%) Jenkins
25 91 (15.91%) Web Services
26 85 (14.86%) BDD
27 83 (14.51%) Continuous Delivery
27 83 (14.51%) Opscode Chef

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 58 (10.14%) Confluence
2 53 (9.27%) IIS
3 36 (6.29%) NServiceBus
4 33 (5.77%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (3.15%) WebSphere
6 17 (2.97%) CMS
6 17 (2.97%) OpenStack
7 16 (2.80%) Apache
8 14 (2.45%) Tomcat
9 10 (1.75%) Umbraco
10 6 (1.05%) nginx
10 6 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.70%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.70%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.52%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.35%) Jetty
13 2 (0.35%) Kentico
13 2 (0.35%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (0.70%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.87%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.17%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 336 (58.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 170 (29.72%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (4.02%) GitHub
4 22 (3.85%) PaaS
5 16 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 14 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (2.27%) npm
8 11 (1.92%) IaaS
9 10 (1.75%) Serverless
10 8 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (0.70%) Data Lake Analytics
12 4 (0.70%) Route 53
12 4 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.67%) Firewall
2 15 (2.62%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.57%) DNS
4 4 (0.70%) SSL
5 2 (0.35%) Intranet
5 2 (0.35%) SAN
6 1 (0.17%) 4G
6 1 (0.17%) 5G
6 1 (0.17%) Internet
6 1 (0.17%) LAN
6 1 (0.17%) MPLS
6 1 (0.17%) SMS
6 1 (0.17%) VLAN
6 1 (0.17%) VPN
6 1 (0.17%) WAN
6 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 54 (9.44%) NoSQL
3 40 (6.99%) MongoDB
4 37 (6.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 31 (5.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
7 24 (4.20%) RavenDB
8 22 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (2.27%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.92%) Cosmos DB
10 11 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (1.75%) Big Data
11 10 (1.75%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.75%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.57%) QlikView
12 9 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 7 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 436 (76.22%) TeamCity
2 210 (36.71%) Git (software)
3 139 (24.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 91 (15.91%) Jenkins
5 77 (13.46%) JIRA
6 54 (9.44%) Visual Studio
7 48 (8.39%) Visual Studio Team System
8 45 (7.87%) MSBuild
9 41 (7.17%) NuGet
9 41 (7.17%) Subversion
10 40 (6.99%) NUnit
11 28 (4.90%) SpecFlow
12 27 (4.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 23 (4.02%) Bitbucket
13 23 (4.02%) Maven
14 20 (3.50%) Hudson
15 17 (2.97%) Selenium
16 15 (2.62%) MSTest
17 13 (2.27%) Karma Test Runner
17 13 (2.27%) SonarQube
General
1 122 (21.33%) Finance
2 52 (9.09%) Banking
3 36 (6.29%) Retail
4 7 (1.22%) Advertising
5 6 (1.05%) Games
6 3 (0.52%) Law
7 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.35%) Marketing
7 2 (0.35%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.17%) Back Office
8 1 (0.17%) Electronics
8 1 (0.17%) Front Office
8 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 247 (43.18%) Developer
2 190 (33.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 158 (27.62%) .NET Developer
4 97 (16.96%) C# Developer
5 85 (14.86%) Azure Engineer
6 74 (12.94%) C# .NET Developer
7 70 (12.24%) Azure DevOps
8 60 (10.49%) Senior Developer
9 59 (10.31%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 55 (9.62%) Windows Engineer
11 54 (9.44%) Windows DevOps Engineer
12 44 (7.69%) PowerShell Engineer
13 40 (6.99%) ASP.NET Developer
14 39 (6.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 38 (6.64%) Senior .NET Developer
16 23 (4.02%) Applications Engineer
17 22 (3.85%) Platform Engineer
18 21 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 21 (3.67%) Senior C# Developer
19 19 (3.32%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (60.66%) .NET
2 142 (24.83%) ASP.NET
3 139 (24.30%) ASP.NET Web API
4 135 (23.60%) AngularJS
5 96 (16.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 91 (15.91%) Web Services
7 77 (13.46%) REST
8 74 (12.94%) HTML
9 66 (11.54%) CSS
10 58 (10.14%) RESTful
11 54 (9.44%) Node.js
12 50 (8.74%) .NET Core
13 48 (8.39%) .NET Framework
14 40 (6.99%) ASP.NET Core
14 40 (6.99%) React
14 40 (6.99%) WCF
15 37 (6.47%) Angular 2
15 37 (6.47%) HTML5
16 33 (5.77%) SOAP
17 30 (5.24%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.59%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (4.72%) Online Banking
3 26 (4.55%) Fintech
4 17 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.62%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.27%) Client/Server
7 12 (2.10%) Private Cloud
8 11 (1.92%) Hedge funds
9 10 (1.75%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.40%) Life Science
10 8 (1.40%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.22%) Blog
11 7 (1.22%) User Experience
12 6 (1.05%) Wiki
13 5 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.70%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.70%) Public Cloud
15 3 (0.52%) Cloud Native
15 3 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
16 2 (0.35%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 229 (40.03%) Windows
2 81 (14.16%) Windows Server
3 56 (9.79%) Linux
4 17 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.92%) Unix
8 8 (1.40%) CentOS
9 2 (0.35%) VMS
10 1 (0.17%) Android
10 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (54.20%) DevOps
3 216 (37.76%) Continuous Integration
4 169 (29.55%) MVC
5 154 (26.92%) TDD
6 145 (25.35%) Scrum
7 100 (17.48%) Microservices
8 85 (14.86%) BDD
9 83 (14.51%) Continuous Delivery
9 83 (14.51%) E-Commerce
10 72 (12.59%) Software Engineering
11 63 (11.01%) Configuration Management
12 57 (9.97%) SOLID
13 54 (9.44%) Test Automation
14 52 (9.09%) Unit Testing
15 45 (7.87%) CQRS
16 42 (7.34%) Domain-Driven Design
17 40 (6.99%) Open Source
18 39 (6.82%) SOA
19 33 (5.77%) OO
Programming Languages
1 303 (52.97%) C#
2 238 (41.61%) PowerShell
3 126 (22.03%) JavaScript
4 101 (17.66%) SQL
5 46 (8.04%) Java
6 38 (6.64%) T-SQL
7 30 (5.24%) Python
8 26 (4.55%) TypeScript
9 14 (2.45%) C++
10 13 (2.27%) Ruby
10 13 (2.27%) Shell Script
10 13 (2.27%) VB.NET
11 11 (1.92%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.75%) CQL
13 9 (1.57%) F#
13 9 (1.57%) VB
14 6 (1.05%) VB6
15 5 (0.87%) VBScript
16 4 (0.70%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.70%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (3.15%) Degree
2 13 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (1.57%) MCITP
3 9 (1.57%) MCSE
4 2 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (8.57%) QA
2 11 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.57%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.52%) GCP
4 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.35%) GDPR
6 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (8.74%) Docker
2 35 (6.12%) vCloud
3 13 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.57%) Active Directory
5 8 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.52%) vSphere
7 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 83 (14.51%) Opscode Chef
2 62 (10.84%) Puppet
3 61 (10.66%) Ansible
4 12 (2.10%) Salt
4 12 (2.10%) Terraform
5 11 (1.92%) Kubernetes
6 10 (1.75%) Opsview
7 8 (1.40%) Nagios
8 7 (1.22%) Icinga
9 4 (0.70%) Control-M
9 4 (0.70%) Grafana
9 4 (0.70%) Packer
10 3 (0.52%) Mesos
11 2 (0.35%) Consul
11 2 (0.35%) Kibana
11 2 (0.35%) TeamSite
12 1 (0.17%) logstash
12 1 (0.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 150 (26.22%) Microsoft
2 32 (5.59%) Atlassian
3 28 (4.90%) VMware
4 27 (4.72%) Oracle
5 21 (3.67%) RedGate
6 19 (3.32%) New Relic
7 18 (3.15%) Dynatrace
7 18 (3.15%) Sitecore
8 17 (2.97%) AppDynamics
9 13 (2.27%) Splunk
10 11 (1.92%) Google
11 7 (1.22%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.05%) Black Duck
12 6 (1.05%) Xamarin
13 4 (0.70%) Barracuda Networks
13 4 (0.70%) Embarcadero
13 4 (0.70%) Sonatype
14 2 (0.35%) Adobe
14 2 (0.35%) BT
14 2 (0.35%) SAP