The table below looks at the statistics for Akka skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Akka over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Akka
Rank 124 119 120
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Akka 4 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.33% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.51% 1.20% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 3
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£550 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +54.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £425 £305
% change year-on-year
+29.41% +39.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
790 747 784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.62% 27.70% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 419 462
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -14.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £21.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £40.00 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

Akka
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Akka across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Akka Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Akka
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Akka across the North West region.

Akka Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Akka
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Akka also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Akka.

1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) MVC
1 7 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 7 (100.00%) Scrum
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
1 7 (100.00%) Spring
1 7 (100.00%) Scala
1 7 (100.00%) Play Framework
2 5 (71.43%) Spring MVC
2 5 (71.43%) Kanban
2 5 (71.43%) Extreme Programming
3 4 (57.14%) DevOps
4 2 (28.57%) Open Source
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) REST
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) JSON
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) J2EE
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) OO
4 2 (28.57%) SOA

Akka
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Akka also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Akka. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Architect
1 7 (100.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Scala Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 7 (100.00%) Spring
1 7 (100.00%) Play Framework
2 5 (71.43%) Spring MVC
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) JSON
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) MVC
1 7 (100.00%) Scrum
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) Kanban
2 5 (71.43%) Extreme Programming
3 4 (57.14%) DevOps
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) OO
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) Scala