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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Akka
Rank 142 123 116
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -7
Contract jobs citing Akka 6 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.39% 0.086%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.73% 1.43% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 2
Average daily rate
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£513 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £398 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £475 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.89% +58.33%
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
820 770 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.73% 27.17% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 429 332
Average daily rate £350 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +95.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £22.20 £10.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £103.00 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Akka across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Akka Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Akka
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Akka within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 4 £525 - 3
Cheshire -5 1 £413 +3.12% 2
Akka
England

Akka
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (91.67%) TDD
1 11 (91.67%) Scala
1 11 (91.67%) Play Framework
2 9 (75.00%) Java
3 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (58.33%) Hibernate
3 7 (58.33%) Scrum
4 6 (50.00%) MVC
4 6 (50.00%) Spring
4 6 (50.00%) Kanban
4 6 (50.00%) BDD
5 5 (41.67%) Spring MVC
5 5 (41.67%) Extreme Programming
6 4 (33.33%) JSON
6 4 (33.33%) RESTful
6 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
6 4 (33.33%) DevOps
7 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
7 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
7 3 (25.00%) Open Source
7 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
7 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (25.00%) Python
7 3 (25.00%) Web Services
7 3 (25.00%) OO
8 2 (16.67%) J2EE
8 2 (16.67%) SOA
8 2 (16.67%) Data Mining

Akka
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (8.33%) Mule
1 1 (8.33%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
3 1 (8.33%) CouchDB
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Architect
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
1 7 (58.33%) Technical Architect
2 6 (50.00%) Scala Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Java Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) Play Framework
2 7 (58.33%) Hibernate
3 6 (50.00%) Spring
4 5 (41.67%) Spring MVC
5 4 (33.33%) JSON
5 4 (33.33%) RESTful
5 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
7 2 (16.67%) J2EE
7 2 (16.67%) REST
8 1 (8.33%) HTML5
8 1 (8.33%) HTML
8 1 (8.33%) Batik
8 1 (8.33%) SVG
8 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (91.67%) TDD
2 7 (58.33%) Scrum
3 6 (50.00%) MVC
3 6 (50.00%) Kanban
3 6 (50.00%) BDD
4 5 (41.67%) Extreme Programming
5 4 (33.33%) DevOps
6 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
6 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (25.00%) OO
7 2 (16.67%) SOA
7 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
7 2 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
7 2 (16.67%) Analytics
7 2 (16.67%) Functional Programming
8 1 (8.33%) Web Development
8 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (8.33%) Process Management
8 1 (8.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Scala
2 9 (75.00%) Java
3 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) Python
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