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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Marionette Collective (MCollective)
Rank 623 626 614
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing MCollective 19 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.012% 0.022%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.046% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 11
Median daily rate £525 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £540 £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
15051 15372 15096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.37% 27.44% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10620 10274 9875
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 £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 213 211
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £17.86 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +11 19 £525 +16.66%
London +14 9 £475 +5.55%
Sheffield - 7 £625 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £625 -
Yorkshire - 7 £625 -
City of London +37 4 £475 +11.76%
Westminster - 3 £475 -
Knutsford - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -

MCollective
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 45 (100.00%) Puppet
2 42 (93.33%) Linux
2 42 (93.33%) Configuration Management
3 36 (80.00%) DevOps
4 34 (75.56%) Jenkins
4 34 (75.56%) Ruby
5 32 (71.11%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (71.11%) Git (software)
6 30 (66.67%) VMware
6 30 (66.67%) Java
7 28 (62.22%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (60.00%) Scrum
9 25 (55.56%) ZABBIX
10 22 (48.89%) Amazon AWS
11 21 (46.67%) Python
12 20 (44.44%) Maven
12 20 (44.44%) Bash Shell
12 20 (44.44%) Ansible
12 20 (44.44%) logstash
13 19 (42.22%) Docker
14 18 (40.00%) nginx
14 18 (40.00%) SC Cleared
14 18 (40.00%) Security Cleared
14 18 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (40.00%) CentOS
14 18 (40.00%) Ubuntu
15 17 (37.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (37.78%) Build Automation
15 17 (37.78%) Graphite
16 16 (35.56%) Kubernetes

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 18 (40.00%) nginx
2 11 (24.44%) Apache
2 11 (24.44%) OpenStack
3 8 (17.78%) JBoss
3 8 (17.78%) Tomcat
3 8 (17.78%) WebLogic
4 4 (8.89%) Confluence
5 3 (6.67%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 22 (48.89%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (26.67%) GitHub
3 3 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (6.67%) Engine Yard
3 3 (6.67%) Heroku
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.67%) DNS
2 8 (17.78%) HTTP
2 8 (17.78%) LDAP
2 8 (17.78%) SMTP
2 8 (17.78%) SSL
3 4 (8.89%) OpenVPN
3 4 (8.89%) SSH
4 3 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (2.22%) DHCP
5 1 (2.22%) IPsec
5 1 (2.22%) IPv6
5 1 (2.22%) OSPF
5 1 (2.22%) Quagga
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) MySQL
1 9 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.22%) MariaDB
2 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (75.56%) Jenkins
2 32 (71.11%) Git (software)
3 20 (44.44%) Maven
4 10 (22.22%) GitLab
5 9 (20.00%) Artifactory
6 4 (8.89%) JIRA
7 3 (6.67%) Ant
7 3 (6.67%) JIRA Agile
7 3 (6.67%) JUnit
7 3 (6.67%) Liquibase
7 3 (6.67%) SonarQube
7 3 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (6.67%) Vagrant
8 1 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.22%) RSpec
Job Titles
1 29 (64.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Automation Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Lead DevOps
3 8 (17.78%) Operations Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) AWS Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Support Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) VMware Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) VMware Support Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Linux Support
6 5 (11.11%) Linux Support Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Applications Support
7 4 (8.89%) Applications Support Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Cloud Automation Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) AIX Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) DevOps Consultant
9 2 (4.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) Web Services
2 9 (20.00%) LEMP Stack
2 9 (20.00%) Sensu
3 8 (17.78%) LAMP
4 3 (6.67%) ELK Stack
5 1 (2.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.67%) Clustering
2 3 (6.67%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 42 (93.33%) Linux
2 18 (40.00%) CentOS
2 18 (40.00%) Ubuntu
3 17 (37.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (28.89%) CoreOS
5 5 (11.11%) Unix
6 2 (4.44%) AIX
7 1 (2.22%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (93.33%) Configuration Management
2 36 (80.00%) DevOps
3 32 (71.11%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (62.22%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (60.00%) Scrum
6 17 (37.78%) Build Automation
7 8 (17.78%) High Availability
8 5 (11.11%) Open Source
9 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
10 3 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (6.67%) SDLC
10 3 (6.67%) Security Hardening
10 3 (6.67%) Service Management
10 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.67%) Workflow
11 1 (2.22%) SOA
11 1 (2.22%) Software Engineering
11 1 (2.22%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 34 (75.56%) Ruby
2 30 (66.67%) Java
3 21 (46.67%) Python
4 20 (44.44%) Bash Shell
5 12 (26.67%) Go
5 12 (26.67%) SQL
6 9 (20.00%) Erlang
6 9 (20.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 18 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) Degree
3 3 (6.67%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (42.22%) Docker
2 18 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (26.67%) etcd
3 12 (26.67%) flannel
3 12 (26.67%) Squid
4 9 (20.00%) Ceph
4 9 (20.00%) GlusterFS
5 8 (17.78%) qmail
6 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.67%) Postfix
7 1 (2.22%) Btrfs
7 1 (2.22%) iptables
7 1 (2.22%) KVM
7 1 (2.22%) LXC
7 1 (2.22%) Snort
7 1 (2.22%) Varnish
7 1 (2.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 45 (100.00%) Puppet
2 25 (55.56%) ZABBIX
3 20 (44.44%) Ansible
3 20 (44.44%) logstash
4 17 (37.78%) Graphite
5 16 (35.56%) Kubernetes
6 13 (28.89%) rkt
7 12 (26.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 12 (26.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 11 (24.44%) Nagios
9 10 (22.22%) HAProxy
10 8 (17.78%) Cacti
10 8 (17.78%) collectd
10 8 (17.78%) Ganglia
11 4 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (6.67%) BMC PATROL
12 3 (6.67%) Cobbler
12 3 (6.67%) Kibana
12 3 (6.67%) Rancher
12 3 (6.67%) yum
Vendors
1 30 (66.67%) VMware
2 8 (17.78%) Splunk
3 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.67%) BMC
4 3 (6.67%) Sonatype
5 1 (2.22%) SaltStack