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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Marionette Collective (MCollective)
Rank 591 631 601
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -30
Contract jobs citing MCollective 60 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.026% 0.031%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 0.096% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 16
Median daily rate £495 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £593 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 -
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -
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
15715 15662 15113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.10% 27.44% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10993 10542 9762
Median daily rate £415 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 225 216
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.55 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.67 £16.76 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

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 July 2016.

MCollective Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MCollective
Top 15 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 July 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 +30 60 £495 +10.00% 2
London +47 52 £485 +7.77% 1
Croydon - 10 - -
City of London +52 5 £475 -20.83%
North West - 5 £490 - 1
Manchester - 3 £490 - 1
Westminster - 3 £475 -
Yorkshire -2 2 £500 +17.64%
Cheshire - 2 - -
Knutsford - 2 - -
South East +11 1 - -
West Yorkshire -2 1 - -
Leeds -7 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
Middlesex - 1 - -

MCollective
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 73 (100.00%) Puppet
2 71 (97.26%) DevOps
3 69 (94.52%) Configuration Management
4 66 (90.41%) Jenkins
5 65 (89.04%) Git (software)
6 64 (87.67%) Linux
7 63 (86.30%) Agile Software Development
7 63 (86.30%) Ruby
7 63 (86.30%) Ansible
8 62 (84.93%) Docker
8 62 (84.93%) Continuous Integration
9 61 (83.56%) Kubernetes
10 59 (80.82%) Amazon AWS
11 55 (75.34%) logstash
11 55 (75.34%) Scrum
12 54 (73.97%) VMware
13 51 (69.86%) Maven
14 50 (68.49%) SC Cleared
14 50 (68.49%) Security Cleared
15 47 (64.38%) JIRA
15 47 (64.38%) ZABBIX
15 47 (64.38%) Terraform
15 47 (64.38%) Rancher
16 46 (63.01%) Sonatype
16 46 (63.01%) Sonatype Nexus
16 46 (63.01%) Continuous Delivery
16 46 (63.01%) Confluence
16 46 (63.01%) OpenVPN
16 46 (63.01%) Squid
16 46 (63.01%) SSH

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 46 (63.01%) Confluence
2 45 (61.64%) Apache
2 45 (61.64%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (15.07%) nginx
4 6 (8.22%) OpenStack
5 3 (4.11%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 45 (61.64%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 59 (80.82%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (16.44%) GitHub
3 3 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.11%) Engine Yard
3 3 (4.11%) Heroku
3 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (63.01%) DNS
1 46 (63.01%) OpenVPN
1 46 (63.01%) SSH
2 45 (61.64%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.37%) DHCP
4 1 (1.37%) IPsec
4 1 (1.37%) IPv6
4 1 (1.37%) OSPF
4 1 (1.37%) Quagga
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (54.79%) PostgreSQL
2 39 (53.42%) Hadoop
3 9 (12.33%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.48%) MySQL
5 1 (1.37%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 66 (90.41%) Jenkins
2 65 (89.04%) Git (software)
3 51 (69.86%) Maven
4 47 (64.38%) JIRA
5 46 (63.01%) Sonatype Nexus
6 45 (61.64%) Ant
6 45 (61.64%) JIRA Agile
6 45 (61.64%) JUnit
6 45 (61.64%) SonarQube
7 43 (58.90%) Liquibase
8 37 (50.68%) Bitbucket
9 10 (13.70%) GitLab
10 9 (12.33%) Artifactory
11 3 (4.11%) Vagrant
12 1 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (1.37%) RSpec
General
1 3 (4.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (71.23%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (35.62%) Lead DevOps
3 15 (20.55%) Senior DevOps
3 15 (20.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 10 (13.70%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Consultant
5 6 (8.22%) DevOps Consultant
6 4 (5.48%) Junior
6 4 (5.48%) Junior DevOps
7 3 (4.11%) Administrator
8 2 (2.74%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) AWS DevOps
8 2 (2.74%) AWS Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) DevOps Administrator
8 2 (2.74%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Release Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Systems Administrator
9 1 (1.37%) DevOps Systems Engineer
9 1 (1.37%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 1 (1.37%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (61.64%) ELK Stack
2 39 (53.42%) Software Packaging
3 10 (13.70%) Sensu
4 4 (5.48%) Web Services
5 1 (1.37%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Private Cloud
2 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.11%) Clustering
2 3 (4.11%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 64 (87.67%) Linux
2 43 (58.90%) CentOS
3 14 (19.18%) CoreOS
4 6 (8.22%) Ubuntu
5 5 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.11%) Unix
7 1 (1.37%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (97.26%) DevOps
2 69 (94.52%) Configuration Management
3 63 (86.30%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (84.93%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (75.34%) Scrum
6 46 (63.01%) Continuous Delivery
7 45 (61.64%) Service Management
8 39 (53.42%) Identity Management
9 38 (52.05%) Case Management
10 36 (49.32%) Coaching
11 33 (45.21%) Workflow
12 26 (35.62%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (16.44%) Software Engineering
14 5 (6.85%) Build Automation
15 4 (5.48%) Open Source
15 4 (5.48%) Security Hardening
16 3 (4.11%) SDLC
16 3 (4.11%) Test Automation
17 1 (1.37%) SOA
17 1 (1.37%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 63 (86.30%) Ruby
2 37 (50.68%) Shell Script
3 18 (24.66%) Java
4 16 (21.92%) Python
5 12 (16.44%) Go
5 12 (16.44%) SQL
6 11 (15.07%) Bash Shell
7 9 (12.33%) Erlang
8 4 (5.48%) Perl
Qualifications
1 50 (68.49%) SC Cleared
1 50 (68.49%) Security Cleared
2 24 (32.88%) CTC Cleared
3 5 (6.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.11%) AWS Certification
4 3 (4.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 62 (84.93%) Docker
2 46 (63.01%) Squid
3 45 (61.64%) Postfix
3 45 (61.64%) vCloud
4 12 (16.44%) etcd
4 12 (16.44%) flannel
5 9 (12.33%) Ceph
5 9 (12.33%) GlusterFS
6 6 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.37%) Btrfs
8 1 (1.37%) iptables
8 1 (1.37%) KVM
8 1 (1.37%) LXC
8 1 (1.37%) Snort
8 1 (1.37%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 73 (100.00%) Puppet
2 63 (86.30%) Ansible
3 61 (83.56%) Kubernetes
4 55 (75.34%) logstash
5 47 (64.38%) Rancher
5 47 (64.38%) Terraform
5 47 (64.38%) ZABBIX
6 45 (61.64%) Kibana
7 13 (17.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 13 (17.81%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 13 (17.81%) rkt
8 10 (13.70%) HAProxy
9 9 (12.33%) Graphite
10 5 (6.85%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (4.11%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (4.11%) Cobbler
11 3 (4.11%) Nagios
11 3 (4.11%) yum
12 1 (1.37%) CFEngine
12 1 (1.37%) Nessus
Vendors
1 54 (73.97%) VMware
2 46 (63.01%) Sonatype
3 42 (57.53%) Oracle
4 37 (50.68%) Atlassian
5 4 (5.48%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.11%) BMC
7 1 (1.37%) SaltStack