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 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Akamai
Rank 562 554 566
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs citing Akamai 39 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.031% 0.015%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.067% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 12 0
Average daily rate
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£463 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - -
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
26075 23900 25528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.85% 46.25% 47.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15314 13568 13213
Average daily rate £388 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.97%
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 1246 1152 1307
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 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 October 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 30 October 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 -8 39 £463 +2.77% 9
London +7 22 £498 +10.55% 7
East of England - 16 £350 -
Bedfordshire - 15 £343 -
Luton - 11 £335 -
South East - 1 - -
South West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 4
North West - - - - 1

Akamai
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 33 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (54.24%) Java
3 30 (50.85%) Web Services
4 25 (42.37%) JavaScript
4 25 (42.37%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (40.68%) Ruby
6 23 (38.98%) Git (software)
6 23 (38.98%) IIS
6 23 (38.98%) Windows
7 22 (37.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 21 (35.59%) .NET
8 21 (35.59%) DNS
9 19 (32.20%) Active Directory
9 19 (32.20%) Microsoft
10 18 (30.51%) VMware
10 18 (30.51%) Cucumber
11 17 (28.81%) DevOps
11 17 (28.81%) E-Commerce
11 17 (28.81%) CSS
11 17 (28.81%) HTML
12 16 (27.12%) Cloud Foundry
13 15 (25.42%) Scrum
14 14 (23.73%) Tomcat
14 14 (23.73%) SCCM
14 14 (23.73%) SCOM
15 13 (22.03%) Apache
15 13 (22.03%) Linux
15 13 (22.03%) Responsive Web Design
15 13 (22.03%) Sass
15 13 (22.03%) Capybara

Akamai
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 23 (38.98%) IIS
2 16 (27.12%) Cloud Foundry
3 14 (23.73%) Tomcat
4 13 (22.03%) Apache
5 12 (20.34%) nginx
6 6 (10.17%) Node.js
6 6 (10.17%) CloudStack
7 3 (5.08%) Jetty
7 3 (5.08%) WordPress
7 3 (5.08%) CMS
8 2 (3.39%) ExpressionEngine
9 1 (1.69%) Drupal
9 1 (1.69%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 25 (42.37%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (37.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.08%) IaaS
3 3 (5.08%) SaaS
4 1 (1.69%) GitHub
4 1 (1.69%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 21 (35.59%) DNS
2 11 (18.64%) DHCP
2 11 (18.64%) FTP
3 7 (11.86%) LDAP
4 4 (6.78%) Wireshark
5 3 (5.08%) HTTP
6 2 (3.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (11.86%) MySQL
2 6 (10.17%) MongoDB
3 5 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.69%) HBase
5 1 (1.69%) Big Data
5 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (38.98%) Git (software)
2 18 (30.51%) Cucumber
3 13 (22.03%) Capybara
4 12 (20.34%) IntelliJ
4 12 (20.34%) TeamCity
5 8 (13.56%) Subversion
5 8 (13.56%) Jenkins
6 6 (10.17%) Maven
7 5 (8.47%) Mockito
7 5 (8.47%) Hamcrest
8 3 (5.08%) WinDbg
8 3 (5.08%) PostSharp
8 3 (5.08%) Fiddler
8 3 (5.08%) LoadRunner
9 2 (3.39%) PHPUnit
10 1 (1.69%) Gradle
10 1 (1.69%) Hudson
10 1 (1.69%) Selenium
10 1 (1.69%) Checkstyle
10 1 (1.69%) JUnit
General
1 5 (8.47%) Publishing
2 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (35.59%) Developer
2 18 (30.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (20.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (16.95%) Ruby Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Web Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Performance Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.39%) PHP Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Scala Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Build Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Operations Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Senior Operations Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Senior Test Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Test Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Senior Web Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (50.85%) Web Services
2 21 (35.59%) .NET
3 17 (28.81%) CSS
3 17 (28.81%) HTML
4 13 (22.03%) Sass
4 13 (22.03%) CSS3
4 13 (22.03%) HTML5
5 12 (20.34%) Sinatra
6 5 (8.47%) Spring
6 5 (8.47%) JSON
6 5 (8.47%) RESTful
6 5 (8.47%) XML
7 4 (6.78%) Hibernate
8 3 (5.08%) Sensu
8 3 (5.08%) AngularJS
8 3 (5.08%) Autofac
8 3 (5.08%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (5.08%) Grails
8 3 (5.08%) GWT
8 3 (5.08%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Open Source
2 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.39%) Social Media
4 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.69%) Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.69%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 23 (38.98%) Windows
2 13 (22.03%) Linux
3 12 (20.34%) UNIX
4 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.81%) DevOps
2 17 (28.81%) E-Commerce
3 15 (25.42%) Scrum
4 13 (22.03%) Responsive Web Design
4 13 (22.03%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (20.34%) Web Design
5 12 (20.34%) TDD
6 7 (11.86%) Pair Programming
7 5 (8.47%) Performance Testing
7 5 (8.47%) ITIL
7 5 (8.47%) Configuration Management
7 5 (8.47%) Project Management
8 4 (6.78%) Security Management
8 4 (6.78%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.08%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (5.08%) Performance Engineering
9 3 (5.08%) Memory Management
9 3 (5.08%) BDD
9 3 (5.08%) OO
Programming Languages
1 32 (54.24%) Java
2 25 (42.37%) JavaScript
3 24 (40.68%) Ruby
4 11 (18.64%) Python
5 7 (11.86%) Perl
6 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
6 5 (8.47%) SQL
7 4 (6.78%) PHP
7 4 (6.78%) Scala
8 3 (5.08%) Groovy
9 2 (3.39%) PHP5
10 1 (1.69%) Clojure
10 1 (1.69%) R
10 1 (1.69%) Haskell
10 1 (1.69%) Erlang
10 1 (1.69%) VBScript
10 1 (1.69%) C
10 1 (1.69%) C++
10 1 (1.69%) XQuery
10 1 (1.69%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (32.20%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.08%) Varnish
4 1 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (23.73%) SCCM
1 14 (23.73%) SCOM
2 12 (20.34%) collectd
2 12 (20.34%) Graylog2
2 12 (20.34%) Opsview
2 12 (20.34%) Nagios
3 7 (11.86%) Puppet
4 6 (10.17%) Ansible
4 6 (10.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.69%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 19 (32.20%) Microsoft
2 18 (30.51%) VMware
3 12 (20.34%) New Relic
4 6 (10.17%) F5
5 3 (5.08%) Oracle
5 3 (5.08%) HP
6 2 (3.39%) Zend