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 20 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.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Marionette Collective (MCollective)
Rank 602 559 -
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -
Contract jobs citing MCollective 27 22 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.042% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 0
Average daily rate
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£444 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £500 -
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -
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
15760 15286 15435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 29.02% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10386 9943 9257
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 277 390
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 20 October 2014.

MCollective Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MCollective
Top 2 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 20 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 -22 27 £444 +10.93% 1
London +16 21 £431 +7.81% 1

MCollective
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 44 (100.00%) Puppet
2 42 (95.45%) DevOps
3 40 (90.91%) Ruby
4 39 (88.64%) Java
5 34 (77.27%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (68.18%) Linux
7 28 (63.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (63.64%) Git (software)
7 28 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (56.82%) Bash Shell
9 23 (52.27%) CentOS
9 23 (52.27%) Ubuntu
9 23 (52.27%) Jenkins
10 22 (50.00%) Scrum
11 21 (47.73%) Maven
12 19 (43.18%) Configuration Management
12 19 (43.18%) Build Automation
13 14 (31.82%) Opscode Chef
14 11 (25.00%) BDD
14 11 (25.00%) Perl
15 10 (22.73%) Python
15 10 (22.73%) VMware
15 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
15 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
16 9 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
16 9 (20.45%) TDD
16 9 (20.45%) Scala
16 9 (20.45%) PHP
16 9 (20.45%) Rackspace

MCollective
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 2 (4.55%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.27%) GlassFish
2 1 (2.27%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) SaaS
2 1 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) FTP
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
1 1 (2.27%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (63.64%) Git (software)
2 23 (52.27%) Jenkins
3 21 (47.73%) Maven
4 2 (4.55%) JIRA
4 2 (4.55%) FishEye
5 1 (2.27%) Ant
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Online Betting
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (61.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Software Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Developer
4 3 (6.82%) AIX Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) DevOps Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.27%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Administrator
6 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (2.27%) UNIX Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Applications Developer
6 1 (2.27%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) Web Services
1 3 (6.82%) LAMP
2 1 (2.27%) HTML5
2 1 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
2 1 (2.27%) HTML
2 1 (2.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Open Source
2 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.55%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (68.18%) Linux
2 28 (63.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (52.27%) Ubuntu
3 23 (52.27%) CentOS
4 6 (13.64%) UNIX
5 5 (11.36%) AIX
6 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (95.45%) DevOps
2 34 (77.27%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (50.00%) Scrum
5 19 (43.18%) Build Automation
5 19 (43.18%) Configuration Management
6 11 (25.00%) BDD
7 9 (20.45%) TDD
7 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
8 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (6.82%) OO
9 3 (6.82%) Migration
10 2 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
11 1 (2.27%) Data Migration
11 1 (2.27%) High Availability
11 1 (2.27%) ITIL
11 1 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 40 (90.91%) Ruby
2 39 (88.64%) Java
3 25 (56.82%) Bash Shell
4 11 (25.00%) Perl
5 10 (22.73%) Python
6 9 (20.45%) PHP
6 9 (20.45%) Scala
7 1 (2.27%) sed
7 1 (2.27%) Golang
7 1 (2.27%) SQL
7 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.27%) AWK
7 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
1 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) Varnish
2 1 (2.27%) LXC
Systems Management
1 44 (100.00%) Puppet
2 14 (31.82%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (20.45%) Salt
4 3 (6.82%) Ansible
4 3 (6.82%) ZABBIX
5 2 (4.55%) logstash
5 2 (4.55%) Nagios
6 1 (2.27%) Capistrano
6 1 (2.27%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) VMware
2 9 (20.45%) Rackspace
3 2 (4.55%) Red Hat