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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Akamai
Rank 554 532 580
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +48
Contract jobs citing Akamai 49 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.041% 0.020%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.087% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 10 8
Average daily rate £425 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £320 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £443 £606
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - -
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
26367 22927 27784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.87% 47.18% 45.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14733 12208 14165
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1107 1212 1343
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 16 April 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 8 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -9 48 £425 +21.42% 7
London -12 42 £425 +21.42% 4
City of London -7 4 £430 +26.47%
North West - 3 - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Manchester - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2

Akamai
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 40 (66.67%) Java
2 28 (46.67%) Ruby
3 25 (41.67%) Scrum
4 24 (40.00%) Web Services
5 22 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (35.00%) Linux
6 21 (35.00%) UNIX
6 21 (35.00%) Tomcat
6 21 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
6 21 (35.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 21 (35.00%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (35.00%) Cloud Foundry
7 20 (33.33%) Nagios
8 19 (31.67%) XML
8 19 (31.67%) TDD
8 19 (31.67%) collectd
8 19 (31.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (30.00%) Cucumber
10 17 (28.33%) Git (software)
10 17 (28.33%) CloudStack
10 17 (28.33%) JSON
10 17 (28.33%) JavaScript
10 17 (28.33%) HTML
11 16 (26.67%) MongoDB
12 15 (25.00%) Mockito
12 15 (25.00%) Hamcrest
12 15 (25.00%) Oracle
12 15 (25.00%) Apache
12 15 (25.00%) Spring
12 15 (25.00%) Maven

Akamai
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 21 (35.00%) Tomcat
1 21 (35.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 17 (28.33%) CloudStack
3 15 (25.00%) Apache
4 14 (23.33%) nginx
5 11 (18.33%) Node.js
6 4 (6.67%) Jetty
7 3 (5.00%) IIS
8 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.67%) CMS
8 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 21 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.33%) SaaS
4 2 (3.33%) PaaS
5 1 (1.67%) GitHub
5 1 (1.67%) IaaS
5 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (23.33%) DNS
2 10 (16.67%) Internet
3 8 (13.33%) HTTP
4 7 (11.67%) SSL
5 4 (6.67%) Firewall
6 3 (5.00%) Wireshark
6 3 (5.00%) tcpdump
7 1 (1.67%) LDAP
7 1 (1.67%) BGP
7 1 (1.67%) NetScreen
7 1 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.67%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (1.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (35.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 16 (26.67%) MongoDB
3 13 (21.67%) MySQL
3 13 (21.67%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (11.67%) NoSQL
5 3 (5.00%) RDBMS
5 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.67%) HBase
6 1 (1.67%) Big Data
6 1 (1.67%) KDB
6 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (30.00%) Cucumber
2 17 (28.33%) Git (software)
3 15 (25.00%) Mockito
3 15 (25.00%) Hamcrest
3 15 (25.00%) Maven
4 3 (5.00%) IntelliJ
4 3 (5.00%) Subversion
4 3 (5.00%) Capybara
4 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.67%) JUnit
5 1 (1.67%) JMeter
5 1 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (5.00%) Back Office
2 2 (3.33%) Advertising
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Law
3 1 (1.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 21 (35.00%) Developer
2 16 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 5 (8.33%) Consultant
5 3 (5.00%) Architect
5 3 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (5.00%) Security Consultant
5 3 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Technical Manager
6 2 (3.33%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Software Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Ruby Developer
7 1 (1.67%) Java Engineer
7 1 (1.67%) Senior Java Engineer
7 1 (1.67%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 1 (1.67%) Platform Engineer
7 1 (1.67%) Scala Developer
7 1 (1.67%) Linux Consultant
7 1 (1.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (40.00%) Web Services
2 19 (31.67%) XML
3 17 (28.33%) HTML
3 17 (28.33%) JSON
4 15 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 15 (25.00%) Spring
5 13 (21.67%) Grails
5 13 (21.67%) GWT
5 13 (21.67%) JDBC
6 7 (11.67%) Sinatra
7 6 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (6.67%) HTML5
8 4 (6.67%) OAuth
8 4 (6.67%) CSS
9 3 (5.00%) JSP
9 3 (5.00%) SOAP
9 3 (5.00%) LAMP
9 3 (5.00%) OpenID
9 3 (5.00%) Android SDK
9 3 (5.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Open Source
2 3 (5.00%) iPad
2 3 (5.00%) Streaming Video
2 3 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.00%) iPhone
3 2 (3.33%) Clustering
3 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.33%) Video on Demand
3 2 (3.33%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.67%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.00%) UNIX
1 21 (35.00%) Linux
2 5 (8.33%) Android
3 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.33%) Windows
4 1 (1.67%) AIX
4 1 (1.67%) Solaris
4 1 (1.67%) SUSE
4 1 (1.67%) Debian
4 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.67%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (41.67%) Scrum
2 22 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (31.67%) TDD
3 19 (31.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (16.67%) Pair Programming
4 10 (16.67%) Security Management
5 7 (11.67%) Release Management
6 5 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 4 (6.67%) Performance Testing
7 4 (6.67%) Multithreading
7 4 (6.67%) BDD
8 3 (5.00%) Data Protection
8 3 (5.00%) OWASP
8 3 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (5.00%) Build Automation
8 3 (5.00%) Analytics
8 3 (5.00%) Web Development
8 3 (5.00%) Web Design
8 3 (5.00%) Information Security
9 2 (3.33%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 40 (66.67%) Java
2 28 (46.67%) Ruby
3 17 (28.33%) JavaScript
4 14 (23.33%) SQL
5 13 (21.67%) Groovy
6 8 (13.33%) Perl
6 8 (13.33%) PHP
7 7 (11.67%) Python
8 6 (10.00%) C
9 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.33%) C#
10 2 (3.33%) C++
10 2 (3.33%) Lisp
10 2 (3.33%) Scala
11 1 (1.67%) C-shell
11 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.67%) Clojure
11 1 (1.67%) R
11 1 (1.67%) Korn
11 1 (1.67%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (15.00%) Varnish
2 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) qmail
3 1 (1.67%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.67%) OpenSSH
3 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.67%) Snort
3 1 (1.67%) Squid
3 1 (1.67%) Xen
3 1 (1.67%) KVM
Systems Management
1 21 (35.00%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (33.33%) Nagios
3 19 (31.67%) collectd
4 5 (8.33%) Ansible
5 3 (5.00%) Puppet
5 3 (5.00%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (25.00%) Oracle
2 13 (21.67%) Foundry
3 10 (16.67%) Vyatta
4 6 (10.00%) VMware
5 5 (8.33%) JBoss
6 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.00%) New Relic
6 3 (5.00%) Google
7 2 (3.33%) Splunk
7 2 (3.33%) Rackspace
7 2 (3.33%) WSO2
7 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.67%) Symantec
8 1 (1.67%) Sony
8 1 (1.67%) Tripwire
8 1 (1.67%) Sybase
8 1 (1.67%) Adobe
8 1 (1.67%) Nokia
8 1 (1.67%) Veritas
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago