Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Zephyr skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Zephyr over the 6 months to 19 January 2019 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.

D Software Zephyr
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 773 731 769
Rank change year-on-year -42 +38 +77
Contract jobs citing Zephyr 100 137 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.099%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.47% 0.74% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 97 54
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -7.51% +36.22%
10th Percentile £300 £304 £323
90th Percentile £538 £600 £653
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +39.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Zephyr 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 21,169 18,590 16,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.44% 18.55% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,427 13,043 10,791
UK median daily rate £475 £453 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.97% +6.47% +5.59%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.22% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 235 246
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £43.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.10% +2.50%
10th Percentile £32.50 £29.00 £19.90
90th Percentile £55.00 £63.75 £53.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.63 £44.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -0.85% +8.64% +1.25%

Zephyr
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Zephyr as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Zephyr in the UK

Zephyr
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Zephyr.

Contractor daily rate trend for Zephyr in the UK

Zephyr
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Zephyr over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Zephyr in the UK

Zephyr
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Zephyr within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 2019. 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 -32 93 £375 -11.76% 12
London -29 57 £425 -7.61% 5
UK excluding London -32 43 £375 -6.25% 7
East of England 0 17 £375 -6.25%
Scotland -10 7 - -
North of England -5 6 £310 -8.15%
South East -21 6 £320 -20.00% 4
South West -21 6 £448 +49.17% 2
North West - 4 £364 -
North East - 2 £305 -
Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Zephyr 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 Zephyr.

1 69 (69.00%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (62.00%) JIRA
3 57 (57.00%) Test Automation
4 56 (56.00%) Selenium
5 41 (41.00%) Cucumber
6 38 (38.00%) Test Management
7 32 (32.00%) Confluence
8 30 (30.00%) SoapUI
9 29 (29.00%) Amazon AWS
9 29 (29.00%) Scrum
10 28 (28.00%) QA
11 27 (27.00%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (27.00%) Jenkins
11 27 (27.00%) Windows
12 26 (26.00%) Java
12 26 (26.00%) TeamCity
13 25 (25.00%) User Stories
14 24 (24.00%) Docker
14 24 (24.00%) BDD
15 23 (23.00%) Microsoft
15 23 (23.00%) TDD
15 23 (23.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 22 (22.00%) Git (software)
16 22 (22.00%) Performance Testing
16 22 (22.00%) Linux
17 21 (21.00%) Waterfall
17 21 (21.00%) New Relic
17 21 (21.00%) AppDynamics
18 20 (20.00%) Puppet
18 20 (20.00%) Test Strategy

Zephyr
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 (32.00%) Confluence
2 15 (15.00%) IIS
3 10 (10.00%) Apache
4 6 (6.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (5.00%) MS Exchange
6 4 (4.00%) CMS
7 3 (3.00%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (3.00%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (12.00%) Sentinel
2 4 (4.00%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (2.00%) SAP FI
3 2 (2.00%) SAP MM
3 2 (2.00%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 29 (29.00%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (23.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (18.00%) Datadog
3 18 (18.00%) OpenShift
4 15 (15.00%) SaaS
5 14 (14.00%) GitHub
6 9 (9.00%) Slack
7 8 (8.00%) PaaS
8 7 (7.00%) BlazeMeter
8 7 (7.00%) IaaS
9 5 (5.00%) Office 365
10 3 (3.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (3.00%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (3.00%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (2.00%) BrowserStack
12 1 (1.00%) Amazon S3
12 1 (1.00%) Apigee
12 1 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (1.00%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.00%) Firewall
2 3 (3.00%) DNS
3 1 (1.00%) Internet
3 1 (1.00%) MPLS
3 1 (1.00%) VPN
3 1 (1.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.00%) Redis
1 4 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.00%) Aerospike
2 3 (3.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (3.00%) Couchbase
2 3 (3.00%) Hazelcast
2 3 (3.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.00%) GIS
3 1 (1.00%) InfluxDB
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 62 (62.00%) JIRA
2 56 (56.00%) Selenium
3 41 (41.00%) Cucumber
4 30 (30.00%) SoapUI
5 27 (27.00%) Jenkins
6 26 (26.00%) TeamCity
7 22 (22.00%) Git (software)
8 18 (18.00%) Artifactory
8 18 (18.00%) Bitbucket
8 18 (18.00%) IBM UrbanCode
8 18 (18.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 18 (18.00%) Sonatype Nexus
9 16 (16.00%) JMeter
10 9 (9.00%) Maven
11 7 (7.00%) LoadRunner
11 7 (7.00%) Visual Studio
12 6 (6.00%) The Grinder
13 5 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (5.00%) IntelliJ
14 4 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (15.00%) Finance
2 10 (10.00%) Law
3 9 (9.00%) Banking
4 7 (7.00%) Retail
5 6 (6.00%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.00%) Electronics
7 1 (1.00%) Front Office
7 1 (1.00%) Legal
7 1 (1.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (31.00%) Analyst
2 27 (27.00%) Test Analyst
3 24 (24.00%) Tester
4 10 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 9 (9.00%) Architect
6 8 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 8 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (7.00%) Technical Architect
7 7 (7.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 7 (7.00%) Web Tester
8 6 (6.00%) AWS Architect
8 6 (6.00%) AWS Solutions Architect
8 6 (6.00%) Performance Tester
8 6 (6.00%) Platform Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) Test Leader
10 4 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Manual Tester
10 4 (4.00%) QA Tester
10 4 (4.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.00%) SOAP
2 15 (15.00%) .NET
3 7 (7.00%) Gherkin
4 6 (6.00%) Middleware
5 5 (5.00%) RESTful
6 4 (4.00%) REST
6 4 (4.00%) Swagger
7 3 (3.00%) HTML
7 3 (3.00%) Java EE
7 3 (3.00%) LDAP
7 3 (3.00%) Spring Boot
7 3 (3.00%) Vert.x
8 2 (2.00%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.00%) CSS
8 2 (2.00%) Web Services
9 1 (1.00%) HTML5
9 1 (1.00%) jQuery
9 1 (1.00%) JSON
9 1 (1.00%) Node.js
9 1 (1.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.00%) Hedge funds
3 3 (3.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.00%) PKI
3 3 (3.00%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.00%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.00%) Fintech
5 1 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.00%) Windows
2 22 (22.00%) Linux
3 18 (18.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (18.00%) Ubuntu
3 18 (18.00%) Unix
3 18 (18.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (69.00%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (57.00%) Test Automation
3 38 (38.00%) Test Management
4 29 (29.00%) Scrum
5 27 (27.00%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (25.00%) User Stories
7 24 (24.00%) BDD
8 23 (23.00%) TDD
9 22 (22.00%) Performance Testing
10 21 (21.00%) Waterfall
11 20 (20.00%) Kanban
11 20 (20.00%) Test Strategy
12 19 (19.00%) Analytics
13 18 (18.00%) API Testing
13 18 (18.00%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (15.00%) Regression Testing
15 14 (14.00%) Test Scripting
16 13 (13.00%) Software Testing
16 13 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
17 12 (12.00%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.00%) Java
2 19 (19.00%) SQL
3 9 (9.00%) Perl
4 8 (8.00%) Python
5 5 (5.00%) C#
6 3 (3.00%) Go
6 3 (3.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.00%) C
7 2 (2.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.00%) VBScript
8 1 (1.00%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.00%) Java 8
8 1 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (13.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.00%) ISEB
4 4 (4.00%) DBS Check
4 4 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.00%) Degree
6 1 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (28.00%) QA
2 2 (2.00%) MiFID
3 1 (1.00%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (24.00%) Docker
2 7 (7.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (20.00%) Puppet
2 18 (18.00%) Ansible
2 18 (18.00%) Kubernetes
2 18 (18.00%) Nagios
3 9 (9.00%) Terraform
4 5 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (5.00%) SCCM
5 3 (3.00%) Consul
5 3 (3.00%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (2.00%) HP ALM
7 1 (1.00%) Grafana
7 1 (1.00%) Kibana
7 1 (1.00%) Rancher
7 1 (1.00%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 23 (23.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (21.00%) AppDynamics
2 21 (21.00%) New Relic
3 18 (18.00%) Micro Focus
3 18 (18.00%) Splunk
4 9 (9.00%) Oracle
5 8 (8.00%) Google
6 7 (7.00%) Atlassian
6 7 (7.00%) IBM
7 6 (6.00%) WSO2
8 5 (5.00%) Adobe
8 5 (5.00%) Citrix
9 3 (3.00%) HP
9 3 (3.00%) hybris
9 3 (3.00%) SAP
10 2 (2.00%) Dynatrace
11 1 (1.00%) FIS
11 1 (1.00%) TOWER Software