The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Akamai
Rank 576 559 569
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +10
Contract jobs citing Akamai 18 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.022% 0.026%
As % of the Vendors category 0.072% 0.046% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 13
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - £438
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25064 24043 26887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.81% 47.03% 46.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13895 13049 13618
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1193 1390
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 31 July 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 16 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 31 July 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 -20 18 £413 +10.00% 3
London +24 16 £438 +16.66% 3
City of London - 5 £456 -
South East - 1 £300 -
Reading - 1 £300 -
Berkshire - 1 £300 -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Leeds - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -

Akamai
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 50 (73.53%) Java
2 32 (47.06%) Scrum
3 29 (42.65%) JavaScript
4 25 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (36.76%) TDD
5 24 (35.29%) Cucumber
6 23 (33.82%) XML
7 22 (32.35%) Web Services
7 22 (32.35%) Ruby
8 21 (30.88%) JSON
8 21 (30.88%) MongoDB
8 21 (30.88%) HTML
9 20 (29.41%) Git (software)
9 20 (29.41%) Maven
9 20 (29.41%) DevOps
10 19 (27.94%) Spring
10 19 (27.94%) Mockito
10 19 (27.94%) Hamcrest
11 18 (26.47%) Hibernate
11 18 (26.47%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (25.00%) SQL
12 17 (25.00%) MySQL
12 17 (25.00%) Tomcat
13 16 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (22.06%) Oracle
14 15 (22.06%) Linux
14 15 (22.06%) Amazon AWS
14 15 (22.06%) Cloud Foundry
15 14 (20.59%) Opscode Chef
15 14 (20.59%) Groovy

Akamai
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 15 (22.06%) Cloud Foundry
3 12 (17.65%) Apache
3 12 (17.65%) nginx
3 12 (17.65%) Node.js
4 11 (16.18%) CloudStack
5 9 (13.24%) IIS
6 4 (5.88%) Jetty
7 3 (4.41%) CMS
8 2 (2.94%) WordPress
9 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.47%) Drupal
9 1 (1.47%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.47%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.06%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.35%) SaaS
4 3 (4.41%) IaaS
4 3 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.94%) PaaS
5 2 (2.94%) CloudFront
5 2 (2.94%) GitHub
6 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.59%) Internet
2 13 (19.12%) HTTP
3 12 (17.65%) DNS
4 7 (10.29%) SSL
4 7 (10.29%) Wireshark
5 4 (5.88%) Firewall
6 3 (4.41%) tcpdump
7 2 (2.94%) LDAP
8 1 (1.47%) DHCP
8 1 (1.47%) FTP
8 1 (1.47%) VPN
8 1 (1.47%) BGP
8 1 (1.47%) NetScreen
8 1 (1.47%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.47%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.88%) MongoDB
2 17 (25.00%) MySQL
3 16 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (19.12%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (14.71%) NoSQL
6 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
6 3 (4.41%) RDBMS
6 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.94%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.94%) HBase
7 2 (2.94%) Big Data
8 1 (1.47%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.47%) DB2
8 1 (1.47%) KDB
8 1 (1.47%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 24 (35.29%) Cucumber
2 20 (29.41%) Maven
2 20 (29.41%) Git (software)
3 19 (27.94%) Mockito
3 19 (27.94%) Hamcrest
4 5 (7.35%) Capybara
4 5 (7.35%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.88%) IntelliJ
6 3 (4.41%) LoadRunner
6 3 (4.41%) Subversion
6 3 (4.41%) WinDbg
6 3 (4.41%) Fiddler
6 3 (4.41%) PostSharp
7 2 (2.94%) JMeter
7 2 (2.94%) JUnit
8 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.47%) Checkstyle
8 1 (1.47%) JIRA
8 1 (1.47%) Selenium
General
1 2 (2.94%) Back Office
1 2 (2.94%) Advertising
1 2 (2.94%) Publishing
2 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (45.59%) Developer
2 19 (27.94%) Java Developer
3 11 (16.18%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (7.35%) Consultant
4 5 (7.35%) Senior Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Security Consultant
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Performance Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Ruby Developer
7 2 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Architect
7 2 (2.94%) Scala Developer
8 1 (1.47%) Web Developer
8 1 (1.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (33.82%) XML
2 22 (32.35%) Web Services
3 21 (30.88%) HTML
3 21 (30.88%) JSON
4 19 (27.94%) Spring
5 18 (26.47%) Hibernate
6 14 (20.59%) JDBC
6 14 (20.59%) Grails
6 14 (20.59%) GWT
7 13 (19.12%) Sensu
8 10 (14.71%) CSS
9 9 (13.24%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (11.76%) Sinatra
11 7 (10.29%) RESTful
12 6 (8.82%) .NET
12 6 (8.82%) HTML5
12 6 (8.82%) AngularJS
13 5 (7.35%) Sass
13 5 (7.35%) CSS3
14 4 (5.88%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Open Source
2 6 (8.82%) Streaming Video
3 3 (4.41%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.41%) iPhone
3 3 (4.41%) iPad
4 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.94%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.94%) Clustering
4 2 (2.94%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.47%) MPEG
5 1 (1.47%) IPTV
5 1 (1.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.06%) Linux
2 12 (17.65%) UNIX
3 7 (10.29%) Windows
4 6 (8.82%) Android
5 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.47%) OpenSolaris
6 1 (1.47%) AIX
6 1 (1.47%) Solaris
6 1 (1.47%) SUSE
6 1 (1.47%) Debian
6 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.06%) Scrum
2 25 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.76%) TDD
3 20 (29.41%) DevOps
4 18 (26.47%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (16.18%) Pair Programming
6 9 (13.24%) Release Management
7 8 (11.76%) Performance Testing
7 8 (11.76%) BDD
7 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 8 (11.76%) Security Management
8 6 (8.82%) E-Commerce
9 5 (7.35%) Extreme Programming
9 5 (7.35%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (5.88%) OO
10 4 (5.88%) OWASP
10 4 (5.88%) Multithreading
10 4 (5.88%) Kanban
10 4 (5.88%) Web Design
10 4 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (73.53%) Java
2 29 (42.65%) JavaScript
3 22 (32.35%) Ruby
4 17 (25.00%) SQL
5 14 (20.59%) Groovy
6 12 (17.65%) Python
6 12 (17.65%) PHP
7 10 (14.71%) Perl
8 9 (13.24%) C
9 5 (7.35%) Scala
10 3 (4.41%) C++
10 3 (4.41%) Lisp
10 3 (4.41%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.94%) Haskell
11 2 (2.94%) Erlang
11 2 (2.94%) C#
11 2 (2.94%) Clojure
11 2 (2.94%) R
12 1 (1.47%) C-shell
12 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.12%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (19.12%) Varnish
2 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.47%) qmail
3 1 (1.47%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.47%) OpenSSH
3 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.47%) Snort
3 1 (1.47%) Squid
3 1 (1.47%) Xen
3 1 (1.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 14 (20.59%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (16.18%) Nagios
2 11 (16.18%) collectd
2 11 (16.18%) Opsview
3 10 (14.71%) Ansible
4 4 (5.88%) Graylog2
4 4 (5.88%) Puppet
5 3 (4.41%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.47%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.47%) Nessus
6 1 (1.47%) SCCM
6 1 (1.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (22.06%) Oracle
2 5 (7.35%) JBoss
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) VMware
3 4 (5.88%) New Relic
4 3 (4.41%) Google
4 3 (4.41%) HP
5 2 (2.94%) WSO2
6 1 (1.47%) Nokia
6 1 (1.47%) Veritas
6 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.47%) Symantec
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco
6 1 (1.47%) IBM
6 1 (1.47%) Sybase
6 1 (1.47%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.47%) Zend
6 1 (1.47%) Qualys
6 1 (1.47%) Splunk
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