Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 724 781 779
Rank change year-on-year +57 -2 +19
Contract jobs citing Zephyr 58 128 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.43% 0.57% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 83 76
UK median daily rate £388 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +1.27% -12.22%
10th Percentile £291 £300 £265
90th Percentile £550 £570 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £370 £335
% change year-on-year -12.04% +10.30% -16.25%
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 13,634 22,507 19,255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.09% 21.41% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,941 15,474 13,431
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 233 267
UK median hourly rate £44.01 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.55% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £18.25 £30.65 £29.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £53.75 £62.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 13 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Zephyr in the UK

Zephyr
Top 11 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 13 December 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 +58 54 £400 - 11
UK excluding London +76 40 £325 -12.04% 9
London +29 18 £425 -3.41% 3
East of England +31 14 £413 +10.00%
North of England +36 9 £325 +6.56% 1
South West +10 8 £300 -32.96% 2
South East +61 5 £400 +23.08% 2
North East +31 5 - -
Scotland +31 4 £288 -
North West +11 3 £325 -10.71% 1
Yorkshire +36 1 - -

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 47 (81.03%) JIRA
2 43 (74.14%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (58.62%) Test Automation
4 22 (37.93%) Selenium
5 20 (34.48%) Waterfall
6 19 (32.76%) Scrum
7 17 (29.31%) Java
7 17 (29.31%) Cucumber
7 17 (29.31%) Confluence
7 17 (29.31%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (29.31%) Manual Testing
8 16 (27.59%) Test Management
9 15 (25.86%) User Stories
10 14 (24.14%) Kanban
10 14 (24.14%) QA
10 14 (24.14%) Microsoft
11 13 (22.41%) SQL
11 13 (22.41%) TDD
11 13 (22.41%) BDD
12 12 (20.69%) Test Strategy
12 12 (20.69%) Functional Testing
12 12 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (20.69%) API Testing
13 11 (18.97%) Acceptance Criteria
13 11 (18.97%) Test Scripting
13 11 (18.97%) Jenkins
13 11 (18.97%) Software Testing
13 11 (18.97%) Regression Testing
13 11 (18.97%) ISEB
14 10 (17.24%) SOAP

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 17 (29.31%) Confluence
2 6 (10.34%) Apache
2 6 (10.34%) IIS
2 6 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.45%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (3.45%) nginx
3 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.72%) JBoss
4 1 (1.72%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.72%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Oracle Cash Management
1 5 (8.62%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (3.45%) Sentinel
3 1 (1.72%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) AWS
1 7 (12.07%) Azure
2 5 (8.62%) Datadog
2 5 (8.62%) IaaS
2 5 (8.62%) OpenShift
2 5 (8.62%) PaaS
2 5 (8.62%) SaaS
3 2 (3.45%) Apigee
3 2 (3.45%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (3.45%) Kong
3 2 (3.45%) Office 365
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.72%) Azure Stack
4 1 (1.72%) GitHub
4 1 (1.72%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.72%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.72%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) Firewall
2 3 (5.17%) DVB
2 3 (5.17%) HTTP
2 3 (5.17%) Multicast
2 3 (5.17%) NetScaler
2 3 (5.17%) TDMA
2 3 (5.17%) VSAT
3 2 (3.45%) BIG-IP
3 2 (3.45%) Internet
3 2 (3.45%) NGN
3 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.72%) DHCP
4 1 (1.72%) DNS
4 1 (1.72%) Skype
4 1 (1.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) Redis
3 2 (3.45%) Aerospike
3 2 (3.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (3.45%) Couchbase
3 2 (3.45%) Hazelcast
3 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.72%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.72%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.72%) Power BI
4 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 47 (81.03%) JIRA
2 22 (37.93%) Selenium
3 17 (29.31%) Cucumber
4 11 (18.97%) Jenkins
5 10 (17.24%) Bitbucket
6 9 (15.52%) Git (software)
6 9 (15.52%) SoapUI
7 7 (12.07%) JMeter
8 6 (10.34%) Postman
8 6 (10.34%) TeamCity
8 6 (10.34%) Visual Studio
9 5 (8.62%) IBM UrbanCode
9 5 (8.62%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (8.62%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (6.90%) Artifactory
10 4 (6.90%) JBehave
10 4 (6.90%) REST Assured
11 3 (5.17%) WebDriver
12 2 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (3.45%) Gatling
General
1 8 (13.79%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Banking
2 7 (12.07%) Retail
3 6 (10.34%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.45%) Law
5 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (37.93%) Analyst
2 19 (32.76%) Test Analyst
3 8 (13.79%) Test Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Tester
5 5 (8.62%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Platform Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.17%) Test Specialist
7 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Developer
7 2 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Java Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Manual Tester
7 2 (3.45%) QA Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) QA Specialist
7 2 (3.45%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.45%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) SOAP
2 9 (15.52%) Web Services
3 7 (12.07%) RESTful
4 5 (8.62%) .NET
5 4 (6.90%) CSS
5 4 (6.90%) HTML
5 4 (6.90%) XML
6 3 (5.17%) REST
7 2 (3.45%) Java EE
7 2 (3.45%) JSON
7 2 (3.45%) LDAP
7 2 (3.45%) Middleware
7 2 (3.45%) Spring
7 2 (3.45%) Vert.x
8 1 (1.72%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.72%) J2EE
8 1 (1.72%) Node.js
8 1 (1.72%) Sinatra
8 1 (1.72%) Spring Boot
8 1 (1.72%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.17%) PKI
2 3 (5.17%) User Experience
3 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.45%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) Linux
1 10 (17.24%) Windows
2 9 (15.52%) Unix
3 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (8.62%) Android
4 5 (8.62%) Apple iOS
4 5 (8.62%) Ubuntu
4 5 (8.62%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (74.14%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (58.62%) Test Automation
3 20 (34.48%) Waterfall
4 19 (32.76%) Scrum
5 17 (29.31%) Manual Testing
5 17 (29.31%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (27.59%) Test Management
7 15 (25.86%) User Stories
8 14 (24.14%) Kanban
9 13 (22.41%) BDD
9 13 (22.41%) TDD
10 12 (20.69%) API Testing
10 12 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (20.69%) Functional Testing
10 12 (20.69%) Test Strategy
11 11 (18.97%) Acceptance Criteria
11 11 (18.97%) Regression Testing
11 11 (18.97%) Software Testing
11 11 (18.97%) Test Scripting
12 10 (17.24%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) Java
2 13 (22.41%) SQL
3 9 (15.52%) Python
4 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.62%) Perl
6 4 (6.90%) Groovy
7 3 (5.17%) C#
8 2 (3.45%) C
8 2 (3.45%) Go
8 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.72%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.72%) PHP
9 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.72%) Ruby
9 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.72%) XPath
9 1 (1.72%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) ISEB
2 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.34%) ISTQB
3 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.62%) Degree
5 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.72%) CCA
6 1 (1.72%) CCNA
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.72%) MCP
6 1 (1.72%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (24.14%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.72%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) Docker
2 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.72%) XenApp
2 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) Ansible
1 6 (10.34%) Kubernetes
1 6 (10.34%) Puppet
2 5 (8.62%) Nagios
3 4 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (3.45%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (3.45%) Consul
4 2 (3.45%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.72%) HockeyApp
5 1 (1.72%) HP ALM
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.72%) SCCM
5 1 (1.72%) SCOM
5 1 (1.72%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.07%) Oracle
2 7 (12.07%) SAP
3 6 (10.34%) hybris
3 6 (10.34%) Splunk
4 5 (8.62%) AppDynamics
4 5 (8.62%) Google
4 5 (8.62%) IBM
4 5 (8.62%) Micro Focus
4 5 (8.62%) New Relic
5 4 (6.90%) VMware
6 3 (5.17%) Atlassian
6 3 (5.17%) Citrix
7 2 (3.45%) CA
7 2 (3.45%) Cisco
7 2 (3.45%) F5
8 1 (1.72%) Apple
8 1 (1.72%) Dell
8 1 (1.72%) HP
8 1 (1.72%) NetApp