The table below looks at the statistics for MCollective skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCollective over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Marionette Collective (MCollective)
Rank 638 643 589
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -54
Contract jobs citing MCollective 18 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.011% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.040% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 8
Median daily rate £575 £475 £593
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -19.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £485
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £563 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15104 14912 14481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.70% 27.01% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10701 9800 9630
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 206 180
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.20 £47.88 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

MCollective
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MCollective as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

MCollective Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCollective
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCollective within the UK.

MCollective Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MCollective
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCollective within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

MCollective Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MCollective
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCollective within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 18 £575 +21.05% 4
London -9 8 £475 - 1
Yorkshire - 7 £625 -
Sheffield - 7 £625 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £625 -
City of London +40 3 £475 +11.76%
Knutsford - 2 - -
Westminster - 2 £475 -
North West - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 3

MCollective
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCollective also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MCollective.

1 66 (100.00%) Puppet
2 63 (95.45%) Linux
2 63 (95.45%) Configuration Management
3 52 (78.79%) VMware
4 51 (77.27%) Jenkins
4 51 (77.27%) DevOps
5 50 (75.76%) Ruby
6 48 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (72.73%) Git (software)
7 44 (66.67%) Scrum
8 43 (65.15%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (62.12%) ZABBIX
9 41 (62.12%) Java
10 37 (56.06%) Bash Shell
10 37 (56.06%) Maven
11 35 (53.03%) VMware Infrastructure
12 34 (51.52%) Build Automation
13 29 (43.94%) CentOS
13 29 (43.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (43.94%) Ubuntu
14 26 (39.39%) Amazon AWS
15 25 (37.88%) Python
16 24 (36.36%) SC Cleared
16 24 (36.36%) Security Cleared
16 24 (36.36%) logstash
17 22 (33.33%) nginx
18 21 (31.82%) Graphite
19 19 (28.79%) Ansible
20 17 (25.76%) Docker
20 17 (25.76%) Web Services

MCollective
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (33.33%) nginx
2 16 (24.24%) Apache
2 16 (24.24%) OpenStack
3 13 (19.70%) JBoss
3 13 (19.70%) Tomcat
3 13 (19.70%) WebLogic
4 4 (6.06%) Confluence
5 3 (4.55%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.55%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 26 (39.39%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (16.67%) GitHub
3 3 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.55%) Engine Yard
3 3 (4.55%) Heroku
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.76%) DNS
2 13 (19.70%) HTTP
2 13 (19.70%) LDAP
2 13 (19.70%) SMTP
2 13 (19.70%) SSL
3 4 (6.06%) OpenVPN
3 4 (6.06%) SSH
4 3 (4.55%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (1.52%) DHCP
5 1 (1.52%) IPsec
5 1 (1.52%) IPv6
5 1 (1.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.21%) MySQL
2 8 (12.12%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.52%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (77.27%) Jenkins
2 48 (72.73%) Git (software)
3 37 (56.06%) Maven
4 9 (13.64%) GitLab
5 8 (12.12%) Artifactory
6 4 (6.06%) JIRA
7 3 (4.55%) Ant
7 3 (4.55%) JIRA Agile
7 3 (4.55%) JUnit
7 3 (4.55%) Liquibase
7 3 (4.55%) SonarQube
7 3 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (4.55%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.52%) RSpec
Job Titles
1 38 (57.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (24.24%) Automation Engineer
3 12 (18.18%) AWS Engineer
3 12 (18.18%) Operations Engineer
3 12 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 12 (18.18%) VMware Engineer
3 12 (18.18%) VMware Support Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Applications Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Applications Support
4 7 (10.61%) Applications Support Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Linux Support
4 7 (10.61%) Linux Support Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Cloud Automation Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) AIX Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 3 (4.55%) Unix Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.76%) Web Services
2 14 (21.21%) LEMP Stack
3 13 (19.70%) LAMP
4 8 (12.12%) Sensu
5 3 (4.55%) ELK Stack
6 1 (1.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.55%) Clustering
2 3 (4.55%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 63 (95.45%) Linux
2 29 (43.94%) CentOS
2 29 (43.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 29 (43.94%) Ubuntu
3 11 (16.67%) CoreOS
4 8 (12.12%) Unix
5 6 (9.09%) Windows
6 5 (7.58%) AIX
7 1 (1.52%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (95.45%) Configuration Management
2 51 (77.27%) DevOps
3 48 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (66.67%) Scrum
5 43 (65.15%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (51.52%) Build Automation
7 13 (19.70%) High Availability
8 6 (9.09%) Incident Management
9 5 (7.58%) Open Source
10 3 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (4.55%) SDLC
10 3 (4.55%) Service Management
10 3 (4.55%) Test Automation
10 3 (4.55%) Workflow
11 2 (3.03%) Security Hardening
11 2 (3.03%) Software Engineering
11 2 (3.03%) TDD
12 1 (1.52%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 50 (75.76%) Ruby
2 41 (62.12%) Java
3 37 (56.06%) Bash Shell
4 25 (37.88%) Python
5 14 (21.21%) Perl
6 11 (16.67%) SQL
7 10 (15.15%) Go
8 8 (12.12%) Erlang
9 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 24 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.64%) Degree
3 3 (4.55%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 35 (53.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (25.76%) Docker
2 17 (25.76%) Squid
3 13 (19.70%) qmail
4 10 (15.15%) etcd
4 10 (15.15%) flannel
5 8 (12.12%) Ceph
5 8 (12.12%) GlusterFS
6 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.55%) Postfix
7 1 (1.52%) Btrfs
7 1 (1.52%) iptables
7 1 (1.52%) KVM
7 1 (1.52%) LXC
7 1 (1.52%) Snort
7 1 (1.52%) Varnish
7 1 (1.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 66 (100.00%) Puppet
2 41 (62.12%) ZABBIX
3 24 (36.36%) logstash
4 21 (31.82%) Graphite
5 19 (28.79%) Ansible
6 16 (24.24%) Nagios
7 14 (21.21%) Kubernetes
8 13 (19.70%) Cacti
8 13 (19.70%) collectd
8 13 (19.70%) Ganglia
9 10 (15.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 10 (15.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 10 (15.15%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (13.64%) HAProxy
11 3 (4.55%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (4.55%) Cobbler
11 3 (4.55%) Kibana
11 3 (4.55%) Terraform
11 3 (4.55%) yum
12 1 (1.52%) Nessus
Vendors
1 52 (78.79%) VMware
2 13 (19.70%) Splunk
3 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.06%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.55%) BMC
5 3 (4.55%) Sonatype
6 1 (1.52%) SaltStack