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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Akamai
Rank 566 549 520
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -29
Contract jobs citing Akamai 31 50 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.092% 0.046%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.20% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 11
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£450 £428 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +22.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £396 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £508 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 -
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
25278 24817 22279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.41% 45.55% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14365 13927 11804
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 1054 1189
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 £11.15 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -19 31 £450 +5.88% 8
London -40 14 £470 +10.58% 6
West Yorkshire - 13 £450 - 1
Yorkshire - 13 £450 - 1
Leeds - 6 £438 - 1
South East -16 4 - - 1
West Midlands - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Birmingham - 4 - -
Coventry - 4 - -
City of London +6 3 £350 -20.45% 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

Akamai
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 43 (53.09%) Ruby
2 42 (51.85%) Java
3 41 (50.62%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (45.68%) DevOps
4 37 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (45.68%) VMware
5 36 (44.44%) Git (software)
6 35 (43.21%) Web Services
7 28 (34.57%) DNS
7 28 (34.57%) Continuous Improvement
8 24 (29.63%) Cloud Foundry
8 24 (29.63%) JavaScript
8 24 (29.63%) HTML
9 23 (28.40%) TDD
9 23 (28.40%) Cucumber
9 23 (28.40%) Sinatra
9 23 (28.40%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (25.93%) Windows
10 21 (25.93%) Tomcat
11 20 (24.69%) Python
11 20 (24.69%) Linux
11 20 (24.69%) QA
11 20 (24.69%) Jenkins
12 19 (23.46%) Puppet
13 18 (22.22%) New Relic
13 18 (22.22%) Graylog
13 18 (22.22%) collectd
13 18 (22.22%) CSS3
13 18 (22.22%) Sass
13 18 (22.22%) Capybara

Akamai
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 24 (29.63%) Cloud Foundry
2 21 (25.93%) Tomcat
3 16 (19.75%) Apache
4 14 (17.28%) IIS
5 12 (14.81%) nginx
6 7 (8.64%) Jetty
7 6 (7.41%) OpenStack
8 5 (6.17%) JBoss
9 3 (3.70%) Node.js
10 2 (2.47%) CloudStack
10 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
10 2 (2.47%) CMS
11 1 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 8 (9.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (11.11%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 41 (50.62%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (13.58%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (8.64%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (7.41%) Amazon S3
6 5 (6.17%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (4.94%) Heroku
7 4 (4.94%) Engine Yard
8 1 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.23%) CloudFront
8 1 (1.23%) PaaS
8 1 (1.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 28 (34.57%) DNS
2 12 (14.81%) LDAP
3 6 (7.41%) DHCP
3 6 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.17%) FTP
4 5 (6.17%) Firewall
5 4 (4.94%) VLAN
5 4 (4.94%) SSL
5 4 (4.94%) SAN
6 2 (2.47%) Internet
6 2 (2.47%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.75%) MySQL
2 15 (18.52%) MongoDB
3 14 (17.28%) Relational Database
4 10 (12.35%) RDBMS
5 6 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (7.41%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (6.17%) SQL Server
7 4 (4.94%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 36 (44.44%) Git (software)
2 23 (28.40%) Cucumber
3 20 (24.69%) Jenkins
4 18 (22.22%) Capybara
4 18 (22.22%) TeamCity
4 18 (22.22%) IntelliJ
5 17 (20.99%) Subversion
6 11 (13.58%) Visual Studio
7 6 (7.41%) Maven
8 5 (6.17%) Gradle
8 5 (6.17%) Mockito
8 5 (6.17%) Hamcrest
9 3 (3.70%) JIRA
9 3 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (4.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Publishing
3 1 (1.23%) Marketing
3 1 (1.23%) Advertising
3 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (29.63%) Developer
2 19 (23.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (22.22%) Ruby Developer
4 15 (18.52%) Web Engineer
5 12 (14.81%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) Scala Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Applications Support
7 4 (4.94%) Technical Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Integration Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Systems Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 2 (2.47%) Web Support Analyst
9 2 (2.47%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (43.21%) Web Services
2 24 (29.63%) HTML
3 23 (28.40%) Sinatra
4 18 (22.22%) CSS3
4 18 (22.22%) Sass
4 18 (22.22%) CSS
4 18 (22.22%) HTML5
5 17 (20.99%) .NET
6 6 (7.41%) Hibernate
6 6 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (7.41%) XML
6 6 (7.41%) GWT
6 6 (7.41%) OAuth
6 6 (7.41%) Akka
6 6 (7.41%) Sensu
7 5 (6.17%) Spring
7 5 (6.17%) JSON
7 5 (6.17%) Grails
7 5 (6.17%) JDBC
8 4 (4.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.99%) Open Source
2 11 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.88%) Clustering
4 6 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.41%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.94%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.23%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.23%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.23%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.93%) Windows
2 20 (24.69%) Linux
3 13 (16.05%) UNIX
4 6 (7.41%) Apple iOS
4 6 (7.41%) Ubuntu
4 6 (7.41%) Android
5 4 (4.94%) CentOS
6 2 (2.47%) Debian
7 1 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
1 37 (45.68%) DevOps
2 28 (34.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 23 (28.40%) TDD
4 18 (22.22%) Pair Programming
4 18 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 18 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
4 18 (22.22%) Web Design
5 12 (14.81%) Scrum
6 11 (13.58%) Mentoring
7 8 (9.88%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (8.64%) Content Management
8 7 (8.64%) Load Balancing
8 7 (8.64%) Performance Testing
9 6 (7.41%) Multithreading
9 6 (7.41%) Mobile Application Development
9 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.41%) Project Management
10 5 (6.17%) Configuration Management
10 5 (6.17%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 43 (53.09%) Ruby
2 42 (51.85%) Java
3 24 (29.63%) JavaScript
4 20 (24.69%) Python
5 17 (20.99%) Perl
6 11 (13.58%) SQL
7 7 (8.64%) PowerShell
8 6 (7.41%) Scala
8 6 (7.41%) Bash Shell
8 6 (7.41%) Groovy
9 4 (4.94%) Korn
9 4 (4.94%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.23%) VBScript
10 1 (1.23%) PHP
10 1 (1.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (24.69%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (28.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (16.05%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.41%) Docker
4 4 (4.94%) NFS
5 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (23.46%) Puppet
2 18 (22.22%) Nagios
2 18 (22.22%) Graylog
2 18 (22.22%) collectd
3 14 (17.28%) Graphite
3 14 (17.28%) Opsview
4 13 (16.05%) SCOM
5 12 (14.81%) SCCM
6 10 (12.35%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (4.94%) Cobbler
7 4 (4.94%) Icinga
7 4 (4.94%) Ansible
8 2 (2.47%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (1.23%) FreeIPA
Vendors
1 37 (45.68%) VMware
2 18 (22.22%) New Relic
2 18 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 15 (18.52%) Oracle
4 12 (14.81%) F5
5 11 (13.58%) Sitecore
5 11 (13.58%) ForgeRock
6 9 (11.11%) Remedy
7 6 (7.41%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.94%) TIBCO
9 2 (2.47%) HP
9 2 (2.47%) EMC
9 2 (2.47%) NetApp
10 1 (1.23%) Adobe
10 1 (1.23%) Perforce
10 1 (1.23%) Splunk
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