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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Akamai
Rank 587 542 534
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -8
Contract jobs citing Akamai 20 40 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.076% 0.032%
As % of the Vendors category 0.082% 0.17% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 31 9
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +22.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 -
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
24357 23653 22103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.97% 44.93% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14074 13450 11763
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £222 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1123 1058 1214
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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 15 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 22 May 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 -46 20 £450 +4.65% 3
West Yorkshire - 12 £450 -
Yorkshire - 12 £450 - 1
London -36 7 £404 -6.10% 2
Leeds - 4 £425 -
City of London +7 3 £350 -18.60% 1
South East -14 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

Akamai
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 40 (53.33%) Java
1 40 (53.33%) Ruby
2 38 (50.67%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (45.33%) VMware
4 34 (45.33%) Git (software)
5 31 (41.33%) DevOps
6 29 (38.67%) Web Services
7 27 (36.00%) JavaScript
7 27 (36.00%) HTML
7 27 (36.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 26 (34.67%) Sinatra
8 26 (34.67%) Cucumber
8 26 (34.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 26 (34.67%) Cloud Foundry
8 26 (34.67%) TDD
9 22 (29.33%) DNS
10 21 (28.00%) IntelliJ
10 21 (28.00%) CSS
10 21 (28.00%) QA
10 21 (28.00%) Web Design
10 21 (28.00%) New Relic
10 21 (28.00%) Graylog
10 21 (28.00%) TeamCity
10 21 (28.00%) HTML5
10 21 (28.00%) CSS3
10 21 (28.00%) Sass
10 21 (28.00%) Capybara
10 21 (28.00%) Responsive Web Design
11 20 (26.67%) Degree

Akamai
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 26 (34.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 16 (21.33%) Tomcat
3 13 (17.33%) Apache
4 10 (13.33%) nginx
5 9 (12.00%) IIS
6 7 (9.33%) Jetty
7 5 (6.67%) OpenStack
7 5 (6.67%) JBoss
8 3 (4.00%) Node.js
9 2 (2.67%) CMS
9 2 (2.67%) WebLogic
9 2 (2.67%) CloudStack
10 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (12.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 38 (50.67%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (14.67%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (12.00%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (8.00%) Amazon S3
6 5 (6.67%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (4.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (4.00%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (4.00%) Heroku
7 3 (4.00%) Engine Yard
8 1 (1.33%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 22 (29.33%) DNS
2 7 (9.33%) LDAP
3 5 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.33%) Firewall
4 4 (5.33%) DHCP
5 3 (4.00%) FTP
5 3 (4.00%) SSL
5 3 (4.00%) SAN
5 3 (4.00%) VLAN
6 2 (2.67%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.67%) VPN
6 2 (2.67%) Internet
7 1 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.67%) MySQL
2 13 (17.33%) Relational Database
2 13 (17.33%) MongoDB
3 9 (12.00%) RDBMS
4 8 (10.67%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
7 3 (4.00%) Redis
7 3 (4.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (45.33%) Git (software)
2 26 (34.67%) Cucumber
3 21 (28.00%) IntelliJ
3 21 (28.00%) TeamCity
3 21 (28.00%) Capybara
4 16 (21.33%) Jenkins
5 11 (14.67%) Visual Studio
5 11 (14.67%) Subversion
6 6 (8.00%) Maven
7 5 (6.67%) Mockito
7 5 (6.67%) Hamcrest
7 5 (6.67%) Gradle
7 5 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (4.00%) JIRA
9 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (5.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Advertising
2 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (36.00%) Developer
2 21 (28.00%) Ruby Developer
3 15 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (13.33%) Web Engineer
5 7 (9.33%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (9.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Scala Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Applications Support
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Integration Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Systems Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) Web Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) UNIX Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) UNIX Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (38.67%) Web Services
2 27 (36.00%) HTML
3 26 (34.67%) Sinatra
4 21 (28.00%) CSS
4 21 (28.00%) HTML5
4 21 (28.00%) CSS3
4 21 (28.00%) Sass
5 14 (18.67%) .NET
6 6 (8.00%) Hibernate
6 6 (8.00%) GWT
6 6 (8.00%) XML
6 6 (8.00%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (8.00%) OAuth
6 6 (8.00%) Akka
6 6 (8.00%) Sensu
7 5 (6.67%) JDBC
7 5 (6.67%) JSON
7 5 (6.67%) Spring
7 5 (6.67%) Grails
8 4 (5.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.00%) Open Source
2 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.33%) Clustering
4 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 6 (8.00%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.00%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.33%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.33%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.67%) Linux
2 15 (20.00%) Windows
3 9 (12.00%) UNIX
4 6 (8.00%) Apple iOS
4 6 (8.00%) Android
5 5 (6.67%) Ubuntu
6 3 (4.00%) CentOS
7 2 (2.67%) Debian
8 1 (1.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (41.33%) DevOps
3 27 (36.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 26 (34.67%) TDD
5 21 (28.00%) Web Design
5 21 (28.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 20 (26.67%) Pair Programming
7 13 (17.33%) E-Commerce
7 13 (17.33%) Mentoring
8 7 (9.33%) Content Management
8 7 (9.33%) Performance Testing
8 7 (9.33%) Scrum
9 6 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (8.00%) Load Balancing
9 6 (8.00%) Multithreading
9 6 (8.00%) Mobile Application Development
9 6 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (6.67%) Software Architecture
11 4 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (5.33%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (53.33%) Java
1 40 (53.33%) Ruby
2 27 (36.00%) JavaScript
3 16 (21.33%) Python
4 11 (14.67%) SQL
4 11 (14.67%) Perl
5 6 (8.00%) Groovy
5 6 (8.00%) Scala
6 5 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.00%) PHP
7 3 (4.00%) Korn
8 1 (1.33%) VBScript
8 1 (1.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (26.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (28.00%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (34.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (8.00%) Docker
4 3 (4.00%) NFS
5 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (28.00%) Graylog
2 13 (17.33%) Puppet
3 12 (16.00%) collectd
3 12 (16.00%) Nagios
4 9 (12.00%) Opsview
4 9 (12.00%) Graphite
4 9 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (10.67%) SCOM
6 7 (9.33%) SCCM
7 6 (8.00%) Ansible
8 3 (4.00%) Icinga
8 3 (4.00%) Cobbler
9 2 (2.67%) HAProxy
10 1 (1.33%) FreeIPA
10 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 34 (45.33%) VMware
2 21 (28.00%) New Relic
3 14 (18.67%) Oracle
4 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
5 11 (14.67%) ForgeRock
5 11 (14.67%) Sitecore
6 9 (12.00%) Remedy
7 7 (9.33%) F5
8 5 (6.67%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.33%) TIBCO
10 2 (2.67%) NetApp
10 2 (2.67%) HP
10 2 (2.67%) EMC
11 1 (1.33%) Splunk
11 1 (1.33%) Adobe
11 1 (1.33%) Perforce
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