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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Akamai
Rank 611 595 566
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -29
Contract jobs citing Akamai 17 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.037% 0.020%
As % of the Vendors category 0.068% 0.081% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 8
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -
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
24962 24573 23789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.75% 44.94% 46.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14721 13575 12861
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1066 1080 1200
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.89 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

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 30 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 30 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 -32 17 £450 +5.88% 3
London -6 12 £470 +4.44% 3
City of London -7 5 £375 -17.80%
West Yorkshire - 5 £450 -
Yorkshire - 5 £450 -
Leeds - 1 £400 -

Akamai
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 32 (65.31%) Ruby
2 30 (61.22%) Java
3 29 (59.18%) VMware
4 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (53.06%) JavaScript
5 26 (53.06%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (48.98%) Git (software)
6 24 (48.98%) HTML
7 23 (46.94%) TDD
7 23 (46.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 23 (46.94%) Cloud Foundry
8 22 (44.90%) Sinatra
8 22 (44.90%) Cucumber
8 22 (44.90%) CSS
9 20 (40.82%) IntelliJ
9 20 (40.82%) Web Design
9 20 (40.82%) QA
9 20 (40.82%) HTML5
9 20 (40.82%) TeamCity
9 20 (40.82%) CSS3
9 20 (40.82%) Responsive Web Design
9 20 (40.82%) Sass
9 20 (40.82%) Capybara
9 20 (40.82%) New Relic
9 20 (40.82%) Graylog
10 19 (38.78%) Pair Programming
11 17 (34.69%) DNS
12 16 (32.65%) Degree
12 16 (32.65%) Open Source
13 14 (28.57%) Amazon AWS

Akamai
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 23 (46.94%) Cloud Foundry
2 11 (22.45%) Apache
3 9 (18.37%) nginx
4 8 (16.33%) Tomcat
5 4 (8.16%) Jetty
5 4 (8.16%) OpenStack
6 3 (6.12%) JBoss
7 2 (4.08%) Node.js
7 2 (4.08%) WordPress
7 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
7 2 (4.08%) IIS
8 1 (2.04%) CMS
8 1 (2.04%) Drupal
8 1 (2.04%) Apache Solr
8 1 (2.04%) CloudStack
Cloud Services
1 14 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.20%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (6.12%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (6.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (6.12%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (4.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (4.08%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.08%) Heroku
4 2 (4.08%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 17 (34.69%) DNS
2 12 (24.49%) Firewall
3 11 (22.45%) TCP/IP
4 7 (14.29%) SNA
4 7 (14.29%) DHCP
4 7 (14.29%) SNMP
4 7 (14.29%) OSPF
4 7 (14.29%) BGP
4 7 (14.29%) EIGRP
4 7 (14.29%) Network Security
5 3 (6.12%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (4.08%) LDAP
6 2 (4.08%) HTTP
6 2 (4.08%) HTTPS
6 2 (4.08%) SSL
6 2 (4.08%) Internet
6 2 (4.08%) VPN
6 2 (4.08%) BIG-IP
6 2 (4.08%) VLAN
6 2 (4.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.57%) MySQL
2 8 (16.33%) Relational Database
3 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
4 5 (10.20%) MongoDB
4 5 (10.20%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (8.16%) Redis
5 4 (8.16%) RDBMS
6 3 (6.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
7 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (48.98%) Git (software)
2 22 (44.90%) Cucumber
3 20 (40.82%) Capybara
3 20 (40.82%) TeamCity
3 20 (40.82%) IntelliJ
4 11 (22.45%) Jenkins
5 4 (8.16%) Subversion
5 4 (8.16%) JIRA
5 4 (8.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.08%) Maven
6 2 (4.08%) Gradle
6 2 (4.08%) Mockito
6 2 (4.08%) Hamcrest
7 1 (2.04%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.04%) Selenium
7 1 (2.04%) PHPUnit
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Advertising
2 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Developer
2 20 (40.82%) Ruby Developer
3 9 (18.37%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Architect
4 4 (8.16%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Network Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Systems Architect
4 4 (8.16%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Communications Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) WordPress Developer
5 2 (4.08%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Scala Developer
5 2 (4.08%) UNIX Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Lead Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.04%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.98%) HTML
2 22 (44.90%) CSS
2 22 (44.90%) Sinatra
3 20 (40.82%) HTML5
3 20 (40.82%) CSS3
3 20 (40.82%) Sass
4 8 (16.33%) Web Services
5 4 (8.16%) XML
5 4 (8.16%) Middleware
5 4 (8.16%) .NET
5 4 (8.16%) REST
5 4 (8.16%) SOAP
6 3 (6.12%) boto
6 3 (6.12%) Memcached
7 2 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (4.08%) Spring
7 2 (4.08%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (4.08%) JSON
7 2 (4.08%) Grails
7 2 (4.08%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (12.24%) Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.08%) Streaming Video
3 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.04%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) Linux
2 8 (16.33%) Windows
3 5 (10.20%) UNIX
4 4 (8.16%) Ubuntu
5 3 (6.12%) CentOS
6 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.08%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (46.94%) TDD
2 23 (46.94%) Continuous Improvement
3 20 (40.82%) Responsive Web Design
3 20 (40.82%) Web Design
4 19 (38.78%) Pair Programming
5 16 (32.65%) Open Source
6 13 (26.53%) Mentoring
7 10 (20.41%) DevOps
8 7 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 6 (12.24%) Configuration Management
9 6 (12.24%) Load Balancing
9 6 (12.24%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.16%) Asset Management
10 4 (8.16%) ETL
11 3 (6.12%) Scrum
11 3 (6.12%) Release Management
11 3 (6.12%) Continuous Delivery
12 2 (4.08%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 32 (65.31%) Ruby
2 30 (61.22%) Java
3 26 (53.06%) JavaScript
4 14 (28.57%) SQL
5 13 (26.53%) Python
6 8 (16.33%) Perl
7 5 (10.20%) PHP
8 4 (8.16%) VBScript
8 4 (8.16%) Bash Shell
9 2 (4.08%) Korn
9 2 (4.08%) Groovy
9 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
9 2 (4.08%) Scala
9 2 (4.08%) Tcl
9 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) Degree
2 7 (14.29%) CCDA
2 7 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.29%) CCIE
2 7 (14.29%) CCNP
2 7 (14.29%) CCIP
3 6 (12.24%) CCSA
4 4 (8.16%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (40.82%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (53.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.08%) Docker
3 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.04%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 20 (40.82%) Graylog
2 7 (14.29%) Puppet
3 6 (12.24%) Ansible
4 5 (10.20%) collectd
4 5 (10.20%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (10.20%) Nagios
5 3 (6.12%) Opsview
5 3 (6.12%) Graphite
6 2 (4.08%) SCOM
6 2 (4.08%) Cobbler
6 2 (4.08%) HAProxy
7 1 (2.04%) Vagrant
7 1 (2.04%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (59.18%) VMware
2 20 (40.82%) New Relic
3 9 (18.37%) Oracle
4 8 (16.33%) Cisco
4 8 (16.33%) CheckPoint
4 8 (16.33%) Radware
5 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
6 4 (8.16%) F5
6 4 (8.16%) TIBCO
6 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.08%) HP
7 2 (4.08%) EMC
7 2 (4.08%) Nortel
7 2 (4.08%) NetApp
7 2 (4.08%) 3Com
7 2 (4.08%) Perforce
7 2 (4.08%) Splunk
7 2 (4.08%) Fortinet