Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 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.

D Software Zephyr
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 759 788 789
Rank change year-on-year +29 +1 +80
Contract jobs citing Zephyr 139 98 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.095% 0.098%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.63% 0.51% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 63 60
UK median daily rate £405 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -11.11% +38.46%
10th Percentile £300 £266 £269
90th Percentile £590 £598 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +11.54% -18.75% +60.00%
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 22,028 19,106 17,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.11% 18.55% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,109 13,286 11,617
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 289 251
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26.68 £29.00 £24.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £60.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Zephyr in the UK

Zephyr
Top 13 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 14 November 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 +54 130 £409 -9.17% 13
London +14 79 £440 -9.74% 6
UK excluding London +2 60 £363 +11.54% 7
East of England +29 22 £375 +1.21% 1
South East -5 14 £325 -13.33% 1
Scotland -15 9 £350 +34.62%
North of England -4 8 £305 -9.63% 2
South West -23 6 £448 +43.20% 1
North West -5 5 £364 -
North East +1 2 £305 -6.15%
Yorkshire -13 1 £275 -30.16% 2
Midlands - 1 £325 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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.

1 102 (73.38%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (71.22%) JIRA
3 94 (67.63%) Test Automation
4 78 (56.12%) Selenium
5 61 (43.88%) Java
6 56 (40.29%) Cucumber
7 55 (39.57%) Jenkins
8 54 (38.85%) Confluence
9 50 (35.97%) Test Management
10 44 (31.65%) QA
11 43 (30.94%) BDD
12 39 (28.06%) Scrum
13 35 (25.18%) SoapUI
13 35 (25.18%) Test Strategy
14 34 (24.46%) Microsoft Azure
15 33 (23.74%) SQL
16 32 (23.02%) TDD
16 32 (23.02%) TeamCity
17 31 (22.30%) Git (software)
17 31 (22.30%) API Testing
18 30 (21.58%) Continuous Integration
19 29 (20.86%) JMeter
20 28 (20.14%) Linux
20 28 (20.14%) Performance Testing
21 27 (19.42%) Amazon AWS
21 27 (19.42%) Waterfall
21 27 (19.42%) Windows
21 27 (19.42%) Docker
22 26 (18.71%) GitHub
22 26 (18.71%) User Stories

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 54 (38.85%) Confluence
2 14 (10.07%) Apache
3 10 (7.19%) IIS
4 4 (2.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (2.88%) CMS
4 4 (2.88%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.88%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.16%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (2.16%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.44%) JBoss
6 2 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (2.16%) Sentinel
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.44%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.44%) SAP MM
3 2 (1.44%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 34 (24.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (19.42%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (18.71%) GitHub
4 17 (12.23%) BlazeMeter
5 16 (11.51%) OpenShift
6 15 (10.79%) Slack
7 13 (9.35%) Datadog
8 10 (7.19%) BrowserStack
8 10 (7.19%) SaaS
9 8 (5.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (5.76%) IaaS
9 8 (5.76%) PaaS
10 6 (4.32%) Sauce Labs
11 5 (3.60%) Office 365
12 3 (2.16%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.72%) Apigee
13 1 (0.72%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.72%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.19%) Firewall
2 4 (2.88%) DNS
3 3 (2.16%) AMQP
3 3 (2.16%) HTTP
3 3 (2.16%) MQTT
4 2 (1.44%) SSL
4 2 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.72%) FTP
5 1 (0.72%) Internet
5 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.04%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.88%) Redis
4 3 (2.16%) Aerospike
4 3 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (2.16%) Couchbase
4 3 (2.16%) Hazelcast
4 3 (2.16%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.44%) GIS
6 1 (0.72%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.72%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 99 (71.22%) JIRA
2 78 (56.12%) Selenium
3 56 (40.29%) Cucumber
4 55 (39.57%) Jenkins
5 35 (25.18%) SoapUI
6 32 (23.02%) TeamCity
7 31 (22.30%) Git (software)
8 29 (20.86%) JMeter
9 19 (13.67%) Artifactory
10 18 (12.95%) Maven
10 18 (12.95%) Visual Studio
11 16 (11.51%) LoadRunner
12 14 (10.07%) Bitbucket
12 14 (10.07%) The Grinder
13 13 (9.35%) IBM UrbanCode
13 13 (9.35%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (9.35%) Sonatype Nexus
14 11 (7.91%) WebDriver
15 9 (6.47%) Appium
16 8 (5.76%) GitLab
General
1 24 (17.27%) Finance
2 19 (13.67%) Banking
3 8 (5.76%) Retail
4 6 (4.32%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.88%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.72%) Electronics
7 1 (0.72%) Front Office
7 1 (0.72%) Law
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (28.78%) Tester
2 39 (28.06%) Analyst
3 33 (23.74%) Test Analyst
4 14 (10.07%) Test Manager
5 13 (9.35%) Automation Test Analyst
5 13 (9.35%) Automation Tester
6 12 (8.63%) Performance Tester
7 11 (7.91%) Test Leader
8 7 (5.04%) Developer
8 7 (5.04%) Web Tester
9 6 (4.32%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) QA Analyst
10 5 (3.60%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.60%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.88%) Developer in Test
11 4 (2.88%) Manual Tester
11 4 (2.88%) QA Engineer
11 4 (2.88%) QA Tester
12 3 (2.16%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.71%) SOAP
2 17 (12.23%) Gherkin
3 16 (11.51%) REST
4 14 (10.07%) XML
5 12 (8.63%) .NET
5 12 (8.63%) RESTful
6 9 (6.47%) Middleware
7 7 (5.04%) HTML
7 7 (5.04%) Swagger
7 7 (5.04%) Web Services
8 6 (4.32%) CSS
9 5 (3.60%) JSON
10 3 (2.16%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (2.16%) Java EE
10 3 (2.16%) Kafka
10 3 (2.16%) LDAP
10 3 (2.16%) Nightwatchjs
10 3 (2.16%) Spring Boot
10 3 (2.16%) Vert.x
10 3 (2.16%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (5.04%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.60%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.16%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.16%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.16%) Hedge funds
3 3 (2.16%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.16%) PKI
3 3 (2.16%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.16%) User Experience
4 2 (1.44%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.14%) Linux
2 27 (19.42%) Windows
3 19 (13.67%) Ubuntu
4 15 (10.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (10.79%) Unix
5 13 (9.35%) Windows Server
6 10 (7.19%) Apple iOS
7 8 (5.76%) Android
8 3 (2.16%) CentOS
9 1 (0.72%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (73.38%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (67.63%) Test Automation
3 50 (35.97%) Test Management
4 43 (30.94%) BDD
5 39 (28.06%) Scrum
6 35 (25.18%) Test Strategy
7 32 (23.02%) TDD
8 31 (22.30%) API Testing
9 30 (21.58%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (20.14%) Performance Testing
11 27 (19.42%) Waterfall
12 26 (18.71%) User Stories
13 24 (17.27%) Kanban
14 22 (15.83%) Functional Testing
14 22 (15.83%) Regression Testing
15 19 (13.67%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (12.23%) Defect Management
16 17 (12.23%) DevOps
17 15 (10.79%) SDLC
17 15 (10.79%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 61 (43.88%) Java
2 33 (23.74%) SQL
3 18 (12.95%) C#
4 16 (11.51%) Python
5 11 (7.91%) Perl
6 10 (7.19%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.04%) VBScript
8 3 (2.16%) C
8 3 (2.16%) C++
8 3 (2.16%) Go
9 1 (0.72%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.72%) COBOL
9 1 (0.72%) Java 8
9 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (14.39%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.23%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.79%) ISTQB
4 12 (8.63%) ISEB
5 6 (4.32%) Degree
6 4 (2.88%) DBS Check
6 4 (2.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.44%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.72%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (31.65%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (19.42%) Docker
2 8 (5.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (15.83%) Puppet
2 18 (12.95%) Ansible
3 16 (11.51%) Kubernetes
4 13 (9.35%) Nagios
5 8 (5.76%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (5.04%) Grafana
6 7 (5.04%) Kibana
7 4 (2.88%) SCCM
8 3 (2.16%) Consul
8 3 (2.16%) HP ALM
8 3 (2.16%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.44%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (1.44%) logstash
9 2 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.72%) Rancher
10 1 (0.72%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 22 (15.83%) AppDynamics
2 21 (15.11%) New Relic
3 18 (12.95%) Microsoft
4 15 (10.79%) Atlassian
4 15 (10.79%) Oracle
5 13 (9.35%) Micro Focus
5 13 (9.35%) Splunk
6 12 (8.63%) Google
7 9 (6.47%) HP
7 9 (6.47%) IBM
8 8 (5.76%) WSO2
9 7 (5.04%) Dynatrace
10 4 (2.88%) Adobe
10 4 (2.88%) Citrix
10 4 (2.88%) hybris
11 3 (2.16%) SAP
12 2 (1.44%) TOWER Software
13 1 (0.72%) FIS