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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Marionette Collective (MCollective)
Rank 596 584 566
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -18
Contract jobs citing MCollective 15 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.029% 0.012%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.096% 0.11% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £625 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £494
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
15641 15215 14405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 27.83% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10526 9806 9151
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 221 296
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 £17.35 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 29 July 2015.

MCollective Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MCollective
Top 9 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 29 July 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 15 £450 -10.00% 4
London 0 10 £450 -10.00% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £425 - 2
Leeds - 3 £425 - 2
West Yorkshire - 3 £425 - 2
City of London -2 1 £600 +20.00%
Bristol - 1 £600 -
South East - 1 £575 - 1
South West - 1 £600 -

MCollective
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 27 (100.00%) Puppet
2 23 (85.19%) DevOps
3 21 (77.78%) Jenkins
3 21 (77.78%) Linux
4 18 (66.67%) Ruby
5 15 (55.56%) DNS
6 14 (51.85%) Python
6 14 (51.85%) Red Hat
6 14 (51.85%) Firewall
6 14 (51.85%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (48.15%) QA
7 13 (48.15%) CentOS
7 13 (48.15%) Ubuntu
7 13 (48.15%) Configuration Management
8 12 (44.44%) Java
8 12 (44.44%) Docker
9 11 (40.74%) Perl
9 11 (40.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
10 10 (37.04%) MySQL
10 10 (37.04%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (37.04%) MongoDB
10 10 (37.04%) Bash Shell
11 9 (33.33%) Shell Script
11 9 (33.33%) VMware
12 8 (29.63%) Vagrant
12 8 (29.63%) VirtualBox
13 7 (25.93%) Cobbler
13 7 (25.93%) Ansible
13 7 (25.93%) Drupal

MCollective
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (25.93%) Drupal
2 4 (14.81%) nginx
2 4 (14.81%) OpenStack
2 4 (14.81%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (11.11%) Node.js
4 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 14 (51.85%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (18.52%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (18.52%) Amazon SQS
2 5 (18.52%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (18.52%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (14.81%) Heroku
3 4 (14.81%) Engine Yard
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.70%) SaaS
4 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) DNS
2 14 (51.85%) Firewall
3 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 6 (22.22%) VLAN
4 2 (7.41%) SSL
5 1 (3.70%) IPv6
5 1 (3.70%) OSPF
5 1 (3.70%) DHCP
5 1 (3.70%) IPsec
5 1 (3.70%) SSH
5 1 (3.70%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) MongoDB
1 10 (37.04%) MySQL
2 6 (22.22%) RDBMS
2 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 6 (22.22%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (22.22%) NoSQL
3 5 (18.52%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.70%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 21 (77.78%) Jenkins
2 6 (22.22%) Subversion
3 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.41%) Maven
5 1 (3.70%) JIRA
5 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.70%) RSpec
5 1 (3.70%) GitLab
5 1 (3.70%) Ant
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (33.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Monitoring Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Web Services
2 3 (11.11%) LAMP
3 1 (3.70%) REST
3 1 (3.70%) Sensu
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Device Driver
1 6 (22.22%) Clustering
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (3.70%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Linux
2 13 (48.15%) Ubuntu
2 13 (48.15%) CentOS
3 11 (40.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (3.70%) SmartOS
5 1 (3.70%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (85.19%) DevOps
2 13 (48.15%) Configuration Management
3 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
4 6 (22.22%) Load Balancing
4 6 (22.22%) Release Management
5 5 (18.52%) Scrum
6 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (14.81%) TDD
7 3 (11.11%) Security Hardening
8 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.70%) Open Source
9 1 (3.70%) BDD
9 1 (3.70%) Build Automation
9 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (3.70%) SOA
9 1 (3.70%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) Ruby
2 14 (51.85%) Python
3 12 (44.44%) Java
4 11 (40.74%) Perl
5 10 (37.04%) Bash Shell
6 9 (33.33%) Shell Script
7 6 (22.22%) Korn
8 1 (3.70%) Scala
8 1 (3.70%) C#
8 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (48.15%) QA
System Software
1 12 (44.44%) Docker
2 8 (29.63%) VirtualBox
3 4 (14.81%) LXC
3 4 (14.81%) Varnish
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.70%) Snort
5 1 (3.70%) Squid
5 1 (3.70%) iptables
5 1 (3.70%) Btrfs
5 1 (3.70%) vCloud
5 1 (3.70%) KVM
Systems Management
1 27 (100.00%) Puppet
2 10 (37.04%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (29.63%) Vagrant
4 7 (25.93%) Cobbler
4 7 (25.93%) Ansible
4 7 (25.93%) Nagios
5 4 (14.81%) HAProxy
5 4 (14.81%) logstash
5 4 (14.81%) Salt
6 3 (11.11%) Graylog
6 3 (11.11%) Graphite
6 3 (11.11%) collectd
6 3 (11.11%) StatsD
7 1 (3.70%) Nessus
7 1 (3.70%) CFEngine
7 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
7 1 (3.70%) systemd
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Red Hat
2 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) Oracle
4 3 (11.11%) Splunk
4 3 (11.11%) New Relic
5 2 (7.41%) Akamai
6 1 (3.70%) F5
6 1 (3.70%) Rackspace
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco
6 1 (3.70%) Juniper
6 1 (3.70%) SaltStack