The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 2014 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.

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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RightScale
Rank 130 122 142
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +20
Contract jobs citing RightScale 7 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.37% 0.029%
As % of the Vendors category 0.47% 0.83% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £550
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 Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1484 1324 1620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.46% 44.79% 47.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 784 596 756
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 104 129
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +33.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 21 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 21 (100.00%) Puppet
1 21 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 21 (100.00%) DevOps
2 20 (95.24%) Vagrant
2 20 (95.24%) Amazon ELB
2 20 (95.24%) Route 53
2 20 (95.24%) Hudson
2 20 (95.24%) Amazon EC2
2 20 (95.24%) Amazon S3
2 20 (95.24%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (95.24%) CentOS
2 20 (95.24%) Red Hat
3 18 (85.71%) SaaS
3 18 (85.71%) PaaS
3 18 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (80.95%) DNS
4 17 (80.95%) Open Source
4 17 (80.95%) DHCP
4 17 (80.95%) QA
4 17 (80.95%) Configuration Management
4 17 (80.95%) Firewall
4 17 (80.95%) Maven
5 4 (19.05%) Big Data
5 4 (19.05%) JVM Tuning
5 4 (19.05%) Ruby
5 4 (19.05%) WebSphere
5 4 (19.05%) Java
5 4 (19.05%) JUnit
5 4 (19.05%) Servlets

RightScale
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 4 (19.05%) Apache
1 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
1 4 (19.05%) WebSphere
1 4 (19.05%) Jetty
1 4 (19.05%) nginx
1 4 (19.05%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 21 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (95.24%) Amazon EC2
2 20 (95.24%) Amazon S3
2 20 (95.24%) Route 53
2 20 (95.24%) Amazon ELB
3 18 (85.71%) SaaS
3 18 (85.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (80.95%) DHCP
1 17 (80.95%) DNS
1 17 (80.95%) Firewall
2 4 (19.05%) HTTP
3 3 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (19.05%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 20 (95.24%) Hudson
3 17 (80.95%) Maven
4 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
4 4 (19.05%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 18 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (80.95%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) CentOS
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) DevOps
2 20 (95.24%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (80.95%) Configuration Management
4 4 (19.05%) JVM Tuning
4 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
1 4 (19.05%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (80.95%) QA
Systems Management
1 21 (100.00%) Puppet
2 20 (95.24%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Red Hat
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £450 per day + non-negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago