The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of RightScale products and/or services 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 RightScale over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within RightScale, Inc.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RightScale
Rank 134 126 139
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Contract jobs citing RightScale 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.033% 0.073% 0.062%
As % of the Vendors category 0.074% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £453
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1357 1276 1577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.82% 46.64% 48.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 554 726
Average daily rate £330 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 101 115
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £40.11 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
RightScale
England

RightScale
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RightScale across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

RightScale Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

RightScale
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

RightScale Daily Rate Trend in the North West

RightScale
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 RightScale within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire - 1 - - 2
RightScale
England

RightScale
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing RightScale 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 RightScale.

1 26 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 26 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 26 (100.00%) CentOS
1 26 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 26 (100.00%) Amazon S3
1 26 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 26 (100.00%) Puppet
1 26 (100.00%) Hudson
1 26 (100.00%) Route 53
1 26 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 26 (100.00%) Amazon ELB
1 26 (100.00%) Vagrant
2 25 (96.15%) DevOps
3 21 (80.77%) DNS
3 21 (80.77%) Open Source
3 21 (80.77%) Configuration Management
3 21 (80.77%) DHCP
3 21 (80.77%) Firewall
3 21 (80.77%) Maven
4 20 (76.92%) QA
5 17 (65.38%) SaaS
5 17 (65.38%) PaaS
6 7 (26.92%) JVM Tuning
6 7 (26.92%) Cucumber
6 7 (26.92%) Big Data
6 7 (26.92%) OpenStack
6 7 (26.92%) Performance Testing
6 7 (26.92%) Ruby
6 7 (26.92%) WebSphere
6 7 (26.92%) nginx

RightScale
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing RightScale 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 RightScale. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (26.92%) OpenStack
1 7 (26.92%) WebSphere
1 7 (26.92%) nginx
1 7 (26.92%) Jetty
1 7 (26.92%) Apache
1 7 (26.92%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 26 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 26 (100.00%) Amazon S3
1 26 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 26 (100.00%) Route 53
1 26 (100.00%) Amazon ELB
2 17 (65.38%) SaaS
2 17 (65.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (80.77%) DNS
1 21 (80.77%) DHCP
1 21 (80.77%) Firewall
2 7 (26.92%) HTTP
3 5 (19.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) Big Data
1 7 (26.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (100.00%) Hudson
1 26 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 21 (80.77%) Maven
3 7 (26.92%) Cucumber
3 7 (26.92%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (3.85%) Administrator
2 1 (3.85%) Senior Linux Administrator
2 1 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 21 (80.77%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) CentOS
2 7 (26.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 25 (96.15%) DevOps
3 21 (80.77%) Configuration Management
4 7 (26.92%) JVM Tuning
4 7 (26.92%) Performance Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Ruby
1 7 (26.92%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (76.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 26 (100.00%) Puppet
1 26 (100.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) Red Hat
Chester, Cheshire
Salt
Rate: Negotiable rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago