Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 428 444 403
Rank change year-on-year +16 -41 +171
Contract jobs citing Octopus Deploy 263 510 580
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.53% 0.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.46% 2.51% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 396 462
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £400 £380 £363
90th Percentile £675 £613 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £500 £413
% change year-on-year -12.00% +21.21% -0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
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 10,698 20,281 19,532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.54% 20.92% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,951 13,731 13,591
Median daily rate £488 £482 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.14% +1.47% +11.76%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 294 221
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -3.37% +8.54%
10th Percentile £18.25 £25.12 £28.00
90th Percentile £62.55 £55.00 £67.50
Median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -13.79% - +6.10%

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 8 April 2020.

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 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 8 April 2020. 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 +13 258 £525 +5.00% 89
London -10 151 £531 +3.66% 41
UK excluding London +59 109 £440 -12.00% 53
North of England +65 54 £430 -9.47% 13
North West +58 36 £425 -15.00% 7
South East +74 26 £475 -5.00% 14
Yorkshire +37 17 £488 +8.33% 6
South West +36 15 £420 -1.18% 4
Work from Home +14 12 £575 +27.78% 4
East of England +25 7 £525 +2.44% 7
Midlands +44 5 £475 -9.52% 10
East Midlands +24 3 £388 -9.88% 4
West Midlands +48 2 £513 -5.75% 6
Scotland +31 2 £475 +18.75% 2
North East +22 1 £515 +11.35%

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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.

1 178 (67.68%) Azure
2 175 (66.54%) .NET
3 170 (64.64%) TeamCity
4 152 (57.79%) C#
5 133 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
6 123 (46.77%) SQL Server
7 105 (39.92%) DevOps
8 96 (36.50%) AWS
9 95 (36.12%) AngularJS
10 93 (35.36%) PowerShell
11 84 (31.94%) .NET Core
12 83 (31.56%) Microservices
13 81 (30.80%) SQL
14 79 (30.04%) Git (software)
15 77 (29.28%) Finance
16 75 (28.52%) JavaScript
17 72 (27.38%) Docker
18 71 (27.00%) ASP.NET
18 71 (27.00%) Microsoft
18 71 (27.00%) TDD
19 66 (25.10%) Continuous Integration
19 66 (25.10%) Jenkins
20 61 (23.19%) Windows
21 52 (19.77%) Scrum
22 51 (19.39%) MongoDB
22 51 (19.39%) React
23 50 (19.01%) ASP.NET Web API
24 48 (18.25%) Web Services
25 47 (17.87%) MVC
26 45 (17.11%) Kubernetes

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 11 (4.18%) IIS
2 5 (1.90%) CMS
2 5 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.90%) Umbraco
3 4 (1.52%) Apache Airflow
3 4 (1.52%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.14%) Apache
4 3 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.38%) Mule
5 1 (0.38%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.38%) nginx
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.76%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 178 (67.68%) Azure
2 96 (36.50%) AWS
3 26 (9.89%) PaaS
4 25 (9.51%) GitHub
5 22 (8.37%) Power Platform
6 19 (7.22%) Serverless
7 18 (6.84%) IaaS
7 18 (6.84%) SaaS
8 14 (5.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (4.94%) NuGet
10 11 (4.18%) npm
11 5 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (1.90%) GCP
12 4 (1.52%) Datadog
13 3 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (1.14%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.76%) Azure Functions
15 1 (0.38%) Amazon ECS
15 1 (0.38%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.56%) DNS
2 10 (3.80%) DHCP
3 6 (2.28%) VPN
4 4 (1.52%) Firewall
5 3 (1.14%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.38%) BGP
6 1 (0.38%) HTTP
6 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (46.77%) SQL Server
2 51 (19.39%) MongoDB
3 43 (16.35%) MySQL
4 42 (15.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 31 (11.79%) NoSQL
6 28 (10.65%) Redis
7 23 (8.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 22 (8.37%) Power BI
9 19 (7.22%) OLAP
10 17 (6.46%) QlikView
11 6 (2.28%) Hadoop
11 6 (2.28%) Oracle Database
11 6 (2.28%) Oracle Database 12c
11 6 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.90%) Data Lake
12 5 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (1.52%) HDInsight
14 3 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 170 (64.64%) TeamCity
2 79 (30.04%) Git (software)
3 66 (25.10%) Jenkins
4 33 (12.55%) Visual Studio Team System
5 30 (11.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (10.27%) MSBuild
7 22 (8.37%) JIRA
7 22 (8.37%) Subversion
8 13 (4.94%) Selenium
9 11 (4.18%) webpack
10 10 (3.80%) SpecFlow
11 9 (3.42%) Bitbucket
11 9 (3.42%) gulp
12 8 (3.04%) Visual Studio
13 7 (2.66%) Postman
14 6 (2.28%) SoapUI
15 5 (1.90%) Cucumber
15 5 (1.90%) NUnit
16 4 (1.52%) Jasmine
17 3 (1.14%) Zephyr
General
1 77 (29.28%) Finance
2 34 (12.93%) Front Office
3 18 (6.84%) Banking
4 11 (4.18%) Public Sector
5 9 (3.42%) Retail
6 3 (1.14%) Back Office
7 2 (0.76%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 131 (49.81%) Developer
2 91 (34.60%) .NET Developer
3 50 (19.01%) DevOps Engineer
4 41 (15.59%) C# Developer
5 33 (12.55%) Angular Developer
6 24 (9.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 22 (8.37%) WebOps Engineer
8 19 (7.22%) Senior Developer
9 18 (6.84%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 18 (6.84%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 18 (6.84%) Azure Engineer
9 18 (6.84%) React Developer
9 18 (6.84%) Senior .NET Developer
10 16 (6.08%) AWS Developer
11 15 (5.70%) Operations Engineer
12 14 (5.32%) SQL Developer
12 14 (5.32%) Web Engineer
13 12 (4.56%) Azure DevOps
13 12 (4.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 10 (3.80%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (66.54%) .NET
2 95 (36.12%) AngularJS
3 84 (31.94%) .NET Core
4 71 (27.00%) ASP.NET
5 51 (19.39%) React
6 50 (19.01%) ASP.NET Web API
7 48 (18.25%) Web Services
8 42 (15.97%) HTML
9 39 (14.83%) CSS
10 30 (11.41%) .NET Framework
11 28 (10.65%) Angular 2
12 21 (7.98%) REST
13 20 (7.60%) Entity Framework
14 17 (6.46%) SOAP
15 16 (6.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 16 (6.08%) WCF
15 16 (6.08%) WPF
16 13 (4.94%) ASP.NET MVC
17 11 (4.18%) jQuery
18 10 (3.80%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.45%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.22%) Hedge funds
3 17 (6.46%) Derivative
4 12 (4.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (3.80%) Cloud Native
5 10 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.14%) Clustering
7 3 (1.14%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.14%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.14%) User Experience
8 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.76%) Equities
9 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.38%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.38%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 61 (23.19%) Windows
2 38 (14.45%) Linux
3 33 (12.55%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.28%) Unix
5 3 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.14%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (39.92%) DevOps
3 83 (31.56%) Microservices
4 71 (27.00%) TDD
5 66 (25.10%) Continuous Integration
6 52 (19.77%) Scrum
7 47 (17.87%) MVC
8 39 (14.83%) Problem-Solving
9 37 (14.07%) BDD
10 36 (13.69%) Software Engineering
11 30 (11.41%) Fund Management
12 27 (10.27%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (10.27%) Unit Testing
13 22 (8.37%) Continuous Delivery
13 22 (8.37%) High Availability
13 22 (8.37%) Machine Learning
13 22 (8.37%) Web Operations
14 21 (7.98%) Continuous Deployment
14 21 (7.98%) CQRS
14 21 (7.98%) Deep Learning
Programming Languages
1 152 (57.79%) C#
2 93 (35.36%) PowerShell
3 81 (30.80%) SQL
4 75 (28.52%) JavaScript
5 22 (8.37%) Bash Shell
6 21 (7.98%) F#
7 20 (7.60%) Python
8 15 (5.70%) T-SQL
9 13 (4.94%) TypeScript
10 11 (4.18%) Java
11 5 (1.90%) C
11 5 (1.90%) Ruby
12 4 (1.52%) Scala
12 4 (1.52%) U-SQL
13 2 (0.76%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.38%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.38%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.38%) Groovy
14 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (5.32%) Degree
2 8 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.90%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (0.76%) MCSA
4 2 (0.76%) MCSE
4 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.38%) ISEB
5 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.38%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.22%) QA
2 2 (0.76%) MiFID
3 1 (0.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 72 (27.38%) Docker
2 13 (4.94%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.80%) vSphere
4 4 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 45 (17.11%) Kubernetes
2 27 (10.27%) Terraform
3 25 (9.51%) Ansible
4 23 (8.75%) Puppet
5 21 (7.98%) Rancher
6 15 (5.70%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.14%) Grafana
7 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.14%) Nagios
8 2 (0.76%) Control-M
9 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 71 (27.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.65%) VMware
3 19 (7.22%) Tableau
4 15 (5.70%) Cognos
4 15 (5.70%) MicroStrategy
5 14 (5.32%) Oracle
6 12 (4.56%) Splunk
7 8 (3.04%) Sitecore
8 6 (2.28%) Google
8 6 (2.28%) Xamarin
9 4 (1.52%) Databricks
9 4 (1.52%) New Relic
10 3 (1.14%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.14%) IBM
10 3 (1.14%) Micro Focus
11 2 (0.76%) Okta
11 2 (0.76%) SAP
12 1 (0.38%) Extreme Networks
12 1 (0.38%) RedGate
12 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com