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 18 December 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 Akamai Technologies, Inc.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Akamai
Rank 563 557 536
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -21
Contract jobs citing Akamai 45 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.023% 0.014%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.050% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 9 0
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£435 £435 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 - -
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
25061 23943 23772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.31% 46.33% 47.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14926 13599 12338
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1125 1406
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.95 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 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 18 December 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
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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 +5 45 £435 - 7
East of England - 20 £350 - 1
Bedfordshire - 19 £350 - 1
London +29 17 £500 +14.94% 4
Luton - 13 £335 - 1
South East - 8 £400 - 2
City of London +11 1 - - 1
North West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Leeds - - - -
South West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Akamai
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 44 (60.27%) Web Services
2 41 (56.16%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (45.21%) Windows
4 32 (43.84%) DNS
5 31 (42.47%) IIS
5 31 (42.47%) DevOps
6 30 (41.10%) Microsoft Azure
6 30 (41.10%) Microsoft
6 30 (41.10%) Active Directory
7 29 (39.73%) Java
7 29 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (38.36%) Git (software)
9 27 (36.99%) Ruby
10 26 (35.62%) .NET
11 25 (34.25%) E-Commerce
11 25 (34.25%) VMware
12 24 (32.88%) SCCM
12 24 (32.88%) SCOM
13 19 (26.03%) JavaScript
14 17 (23.29%) DHCP
14 17 (23.29%) Tomcat
14 17 (23.29%) Python
15 16 (21.92%) Nagios
15 16 (21.92%) Apache
15 16 (21.92%) FTP
15 16 (21.92%) MS Excel
15 16 (21.92%) HTML
15 16 (21.92%) Scrum
15 16 (21.92%) collectd
16 15 (20.55%) Jenkins

Akamai
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 31 (42.47%) IIS
2 17 (23.29%) Tomcat
3 16 (21.92%) Apache
4 14 (19.18%) Cloud Foundry
5 12 (16.44%) nginx
6 3 (4.11%) Jetty
6 3 (4.11%) WordPress
6 3 (4.11%) CMS
6 3 (4.11%) CloudStack
7 2 (2.74%) Node.js
7 2 (2.74%) ExpressionEngine
8 1 (1.37%) Drupal
8 1 (1.37%) JBoss
8 1 (1.37%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (21.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (8.22%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 41 (56.16%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (41.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.85%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.74%) IaaS
5 1 (1.37%) Heroku
5 1 (1.37%) Engine Yard
5 1 (1.37%) PaaS
5 1 (1.37%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 32 (43.84%) DNS
2 17 (23.29%) DHCP
3 16 (21.92%) FTP
4 13 (17.81%) LDAP
5 3 (4.11%) SAN
6 2 (2.74%) Internet
7 1 (1.37%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.37%) VLAN
7 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.37%) Firewall
7 1 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) MySQL
2 6 (8.22%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.48%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (38.36%) Git (software)
2 15 (20.55%) Jenkins
2 15 (20.55%) Cucumber
2 15 (20.55%) Subversion
3 13 (17.81%) Capybara
4 12 (16.44%) IntelliJ
4 12 (16.44%) TeamCity
5 7 (9.59%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.11%) Maven
7 2 (2.74%) PHPUnit
7 2 (2.74%) Mockito
7 2 (2.74%) Hamcrest
8 1 (1.37%) Checkstyle
8 1 (1.37%) Selenium
8 1 (1.37%) JUnit
8 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.37%) JMeter
8 1 (1.37%) Hudson
8 1 (1.37%) Gradle
General
1 7 (9.59%) Publishing
2 1 (1.37%) Retail
2 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (38.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (23.29%) Developer
3 16 (21.92%) Web Engineer
3 16 (21.92%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (17.81%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (13.70%) Ruby Developer
6 6 (8.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.74%) Applications Support
9 2 (2.74%) PHP Developer
9 2 (2.74%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.74%) Java Developer
9 2 (2.74%) Applications Support Analyst
10 1 (1.37%) Test Engineer
10 1 (1.37%) Systems Support
10 1 (1.37%) Senior Test Engineer
10 1 (1.37%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (60.27%) Web Services
2 26 (35.62%) .NET
3 16 (21.92%) HTML
4 14 (19.18%) CSS
5 13 (17.81%) CSS3
5 13 (17.81%) Sass
5 13 (17.81%) HTML5
6 12 (16.44%) Sinatra
7 3 (4.11%) Spring
7 3 (4.11%) JSON
7 3 (4.11%) XML
7 3 (4.11%) RESTful
8 2 (2.74%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.74%) Sensu
8 2 (2.74%) JDBC
8 2 (2.74%) OAuth
8 2 (2.74%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.74%) Symfony
8 2 (2.74%) CodeIgniter
8 2 (2.74%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) Open Source
2 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Social Media
5 1 (1.37%) Clustering
5 1 (1.37%) MPEG
5 1 (1.37%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.37%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.37%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 33 (45.21%) Windows
2 14 (19.18%) Linux
3 12 (16.44%) UNIX
4 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.37%) CentOS
4 1 (1.37%) Android
4 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (42.47%) DevOps
2 29 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (34.25%) E-Commerce
4 16 (21.92%) Scrum
5 13 (17.81%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (17.81%) Responsive Web Design
6 12 (16.44%) Web Design
7 11 (15.07%) Project Management
8 8 (10.96%) TDD
9 7 (9.59%) Configuration Management
9 7 (9.59%) ITIL
10 6 (8.22%) Pair Programming
11 5 (6.85%) Content Management
11 5 (6.85%) Network Load Balancing
12 3 (4.11%) OO
13 2 (2.74%) MVC
13 2 (2.74%) OOP
13 2 (2.74%) Performance Testing
13 2 (2.74%) Unit Testing
13 2 (2.74%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 29 (39.73%) Java
2 27 (36.99%) Ruby
3 19 (26.03%) JavaScript
4 17 (23.29%) Python
5 13 (17.81%) Perl
6 11 (15.07%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.48%) PHP
7 4 (5.48%) SQL
8 2 (2.74%) Groovy
8 2 (2.74%) PHP5
9 1 (1.37%) Korn
9 1 (1.37%) VBScript
9 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.37%) XQuery
9 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (16.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (41.10%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.11%) NFS
4 2 (2.74%) Varnish
5 1 (1.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (32.88%) SCCM
1 24 (32.88%) SCOM
2 16 (21.92%) Nagios
2 16 (21.92%) collectd
3 15 (20.55%) Opsview
3 15 (20.55%) Graphite
4 14 (19.18%) Puppet
5 12 (16.44%) Graylog2
6 6 (8.22%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (4.11%) Icinga
7 3 (4.11%) Ansible
8 1 (1.37%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.37%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 30 (41.10%) Microsoft
2 25 (34.25%) VMware
3 12 (16.44%) F5
3 12 (16.44%) New Relic
4 7 (9.59%) Sitecore
4 7 (9.59%) ForgeRock
5 6 (8.22%) Remedy
6 3 (4.11%) Oracle
7 2 (2.74%) Zend
8 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
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