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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Marionette Collective (MCollective)
Rank 598 588 573
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs citing MCollective 27 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.050% 0.028%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.18% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 15
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £350 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £475
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 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
16337 15619 15306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.89% 28.09% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11094 9900 9829
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 218 264
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

MCollective
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCollective within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCollective within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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 -13 27 £450 -5.26% 6
London +4 14 £463 -2.63% 5
Yorkshire - 7 £425 -
South West - 5 £600 -
Bristol - 5 £600 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £425 -
Leeds - 4 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £425 -
Croydon - 3 £475 -
Sheffield - 3 £425 -
City of London -5 1 £600 +20.00% 1
South East - 1 £575 - 1

MCollective
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MCollective 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 MCollective.

1 32 (100.00%) Puppet
2 29 (90.63%) Jenkins
3 27 (84.38%) DevOps
3 27 (84.38%) Linux
3 27 (84.38%) Configuration Management
4 26 (81.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (71.88%) Ruby
6 20 (62.50%) Docker
7 18 (56.25%) Java
8 16 (50.00%) VMware
8 16 (50.00%) Ubuntu
8 16 (50.00%) CentOS
9 15 (46.88%) Scrum
9 15 (46.88%) Ansible
10 13 (40.63%) Opscode Chef
10 13 (40.63%) DNS
10 13 (40.63%) Git (software)
10 13 (40.63%) Amazon AWS
10 13 (40.63%) Bash Shell
11 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (37.50%) Maven
12 11 (34.38%) Red Hat
12 11 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (31.25%) Build Automation
13 10 (31.25%) Perl
13 10 (31.25%) Software Engineering
14 9 (28.13%) Python
15 8 (25.00%) MySQL
15 8 (25.00%) Firewall

MCollective
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MCollective 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 MCollective. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (21.88%) Drupal
2 6 (18.75%) nginx
3 5 (15.63%) Confluence
4 1 (3.13%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 13 (40.63%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (15.63%) Amazon SQS
2 5 (15.63%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (15.63%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (15.63%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
3 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) DNS
2 8 (25.00%) Firewall
3 5 (15.63%) IPsec
3 5 (15.63%) SSH
3 5 (15.63%) OpenVPN
3 5 (15.63%) IPv6
3 5 (15.63%) OSPF
3 5 (15.63%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) MySQL
2 6 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (18.75%) MongoDB
3 5 (15.63%) MariaDB
3 5 (15.63%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 29 (90.63%) Jenkins
2 13 (40.63%) Git (software)
3 12 (37.50%) Maven
4 5 (15.63%) JIRA
4 5 (15.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (15.63%) RSpec
4 5 (15.63%) GitLab
5 1 (3.13%) Ant
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Monitoring Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Monitoring Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) Web Services
2 5 (15.63%) REST
3 3 (9.38%) LAMP
4 1 (3.13%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 27 (84.38%) Linux
2 26 (81.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (50.00%) Ubuntu
3 16 (50.00%) CentOS
4 5 (15.63%) SmartOS
4 5 (15.63%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (84.38%) Configuration Management
1 27 (84.38%) DevOps
2 15 (46.88%) Scrum
3 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (31.25%) Software Engineering
4 10 (31.25%) Build Automation
5 5 (15.63%) SOA
5 5 (15.63%) Open Source
6 4 (12.50%) TDD
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.13%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 23 (71.88%) Ruby
2 18 (56.25%) Java
3 13 (40.63%) Bash Shell
4 10 (31.25%) Perl
5 9 (28.13%) Python
6 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
System Software
1 20 (62.50%) Docker
2 11 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (25.00%) VirtualBox
4 6 (18.75%) Varnish
4 6 (18.75%) LXC
5 5 (15.63%) iptables
5 5 (15.63%) Btrfs
5 5 (15.63%) Snort
5 5 (15.63%) Squid
5 5 (15.63%) vCloud
5 5 (15.63%) KVM
Systems Management
1 32 (100.00%) Puppet
2 15 (46.88%) Ansible
3 13 (40.63%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (25.00%) Vagrant
5 6 (18.75%) HAProxy
6 5 (15.63%) CFEngine
6 5 (15.63%) Nessus
6 5 (15.63%) systemd
6 5 (15.63%) Kubernetes
7 4 (12.50%) logstash
7 4 (12.50%) Nagios
8 3 (9.38%) StatsD
8 3 (9.38%) Graphite
8 3 (9.38%) Graylog
9 2 (6.25%) ZABBIX
10 1 (3.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) VMware
2 11 (34.38%) Red Hat
3 5 (15.63%) SaltStack
4 3 (9.38%) Splunk
4 3 (9.38%) New Relic
5 1 (3.13%) F5
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) Juniper
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