The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Akamai products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Akamai over the 3 months to 3 July 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.

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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Akamai
Rank 598 568 548
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -20
Contract jobs citing Akamai 15 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.045% 0.018%
As % of the Vendors category 0.060% 0.10% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 8
Average daily rate
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£413 £450 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £400 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24953 23879 23168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.69% 45.12% 47.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14638 13358 12319
Average daily rate £388 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1030 1236
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £10.95 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

Akamai
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Akamai within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Akamai Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Akamai
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Akamai within the UK.

Akamai Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Akamai
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Akamai within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Akamai Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Akamai
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Akamai within the UK.

Akamai Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Akamai
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Akamai within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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
England -40 15 £413 -8.33% 1
West Yorkshire - 8 £450 -
Yorkshire - 8 £450 -
London -24 7 £330 -26.66% 1
City of London -9 4 £320 -28.88%
Leeds - 2 £375 -

Akamai
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Akamai 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 Akamai.

1 41 (70.69%) Java
2 39 (67.24%) Ruby
3 36 (62.07%) VMware
3 36 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (53.45%) Git (software)
5 30 (51.72%) VMware Infrastructure
6 29 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 29 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 29 (50.00%) HTML
7 28 (48.28%) Cloud Foundry
8 27 (46.55%) TDD
9 26 (44.83%) Cucumber
9 26 (44.83%) Sinatra
10 25 (43.10%) CSS
11 23 (39.66%) IntelliJ
11 23 (39.66%) Web Design
11 23 (39.66%) QA
11 23 (39.66%) HTML5
11 23 (39.66%) TeamCity
11 23 (39.66%) Amazon AWS
11 23 (39.66%) CSS3
11 23 (39.66%) Sass
11 23 (39.66%) Capybara
11 23 (39.66%) Responsive Web Design
11 23 (39.66%) New Relic
11 23 (39.66%) Graylog
12 22 (37.93%) Pair Programming
13 18 (31.03%) Degree
13 18 (31.03%) Linux
13 18 (31.03%) Open Source

Akamai
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Akamai 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 Akamai. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (48.28%) Cloud Foundry
2 14 (24.14%) Apache
2 14 (24.14%) Tomcat
3 11 (18.97%) nginx
4 5 (8.62%) OpenStack
4 5 (8.62%) Jetty
5 4 (6.90%) JBoss
6 3 (5.17%) Node.js
6 3 (5.17%) IIS
7 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
7 2 (3.45%) WordPress
7 2 (3.45%) CloudStack
8 1 (1.72%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.72%) CMS
8 1 (1.72%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 23 (39.66%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (18.97%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (12.07%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (10.34%) Amazon S3
5 5 (8.62%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (5.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (5.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (5.17%) Heroku
6 3 (5.17%) Engine Yard
6 3 (5.17%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.86%) DNS
2 5 (8.62%) LDAP
2 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.62%) Firewall
3 3 (5.17%) VLAN
3 3 (5.17%) SSL
4 2 (3.45%) SAN
4 2 (3.45%) Internet
4 2 (3.45%) HTTPS
4 2 (3.45%) VPN
4 2 (3.45%) HTTP
4 2 (3.45%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.31%) MySQL
2 11 (18.97%) Relational Database
3 10 (17.24%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (15.52%) MongoDB
5 7 (12.07%) RDBMS
6 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
7 5 (8.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (6.90%) Redis
8 4 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (5.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (53.45%) Git (software)
2 26 (44.83%) Cucumber
3 23 (39.66%) Capybara
3 23 (39.66%) TeamCity
3 23 (39.66%) IntelliJ
4 15 (25.86%) Jenkins
5 8 (13.79%) Subversion
6 4 (6.90%) Maven
6 4 (6.90%) JIRA
6 4 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (5.17%) Gradle
7 3 (5.17%) Mockito
7 3 (5.17%) Hamcrest
8 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.72%) PHPUnit
9 1 (1.72%) Selenium
9 1 (1.72%) Jasmine
General
1 4 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Advertising
2 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (50.00%) Developer
2 23 (39.66%) Ruby Developer
3 14 (24.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Scala Developer
4 4 (6.90%) Architect
4 4 (6.90%) Integration Manager
4 4 (6.90%) Systems Architect
4 4 (6.90%) Technical Manager
5 2 (3.45%) UNIX Systems Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Lead Systems Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) WordPress Developer
5 2 (3.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (1.72%) Technical Leader
6 1 (1.72%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (1.72%) Web Manager
6 1 (1.72%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (1.72%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (50.00%) HTML
2 26 (44.83%) Sinatra
3 25 (43.10%) CSS
4 23 (39.66%) HTML5
4 23 (39.66%) CSS3
4 23 (39.66%) Sass
5 12 (20.69%) Web Services
6 5 (8.62%) XML
6 5 (8.62%) .NET
7 4 (6.90%) Middleware
7 4 (6.90%) Hibernate
7 4 (6.90%) GWT
7 4 (6.90%) OAuth
7 4 (6.90%) REST
7 4 (6.90%) SOAP
7 4 (6.90%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (6.90%) Akka
7 4 (6.90%) Sensu
8 3 (5.17%) boto
8 3 (5.17%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Clustering
1 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.34%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.17%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.45%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.72%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.72%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.03%) Linux
2 9 (15.52%) UNIX
3 7 (12.07%) Windows
4 6 (10.34%) Android
4 6 (10.34%) Apple iOS
5 5 (8.62%) Ubuntu
6 4 (6.90%) CentOS
7 2 (3.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 27 (46.55%) TDD
4 23 (39.66%) Web Design
4 23 (39.66%) Responsive Web Design
5 22 (37.93%) Pair Programming
6 18 (31.03%) Open Source
7 17 (29.31%) DevOps
8 15 (25.86%) Mentoring
9 8 (13.79%) E-Commerce
10 7 (12.07%) Load Balancing
11 6 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (10.34%) Mobile Application Development
12 5 (8.62%) Software Architecture
12 5 (8.62%) Performance Testing
12 5 (8.62%) SDLC
13 4 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (6.90%) Multithreading
13 4 (6.90%) Scrum
13 4 (6.90%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 41 (70.69%) Java
2 39 (67.24%) Ruby
3 29 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 15 (25.86%) Python
5 10 (17.24%) SQL
5 10 (17.24%) Perl
6 5 (8.62%) PHP
6 5 (8.62%) Bash Shell
7 4 (6.90%) Scala
7 4 (6.90%) Groovy
8 3 (5.17%) Korn
8 3 (5.17%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.45%) VBScript
9 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (31.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (39.66%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (51.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.90%) Docker
3 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.72%) Varnish
4 1 (1.72%) NFS
4 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.72%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (39.66%) Graylog
2 11 (18.97%) Puppet
3 10 (17.24%) Nagios
3 10 (17.24%) collectd
4 7 (12.07%) Ansible
4 7 (12.07%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (12.07%) Opsview
4 7 (12.07%) Graphite
5 3 (5.17%) SCOM
5 3 (5.17%) Cobbler
6 2 (3.45%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.72%) Icinga
7 1 (1.72%) FreeIPA
7 1 (1.72%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.72%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (62.07%) VMware
2 23 (39.66%) New Relic
3 12 (20.69%) Oracle
4 6 (10.34%) Red Hat
5 5 (8.62%) F5
5 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
6 4 (6.90%) TIBCO
7 2 (3.45%) Perforce
7 2 (3.45%) Splunk
7 2 (3.45%) HP
7 2 (3.45%) EMC
7 2 (3.45%) NetApp
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago