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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Marionette Collective (MCollective)
Rank 562 562 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing MCollective 30 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.016% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.057% -
Number of daily rates quoted 26 8 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £430 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -
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
14718 14100 13785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.54% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10077 9008 8644
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 302 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -6 30 £500 +16.27% 1
London +32 24 £525 +26.50%

MCollective
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 55 (100.00%) Puppet
2 53 (96.36%) DevOps
3 50 (90.91%) Ruby
4 41 (74.55%) Linux
5 38 (69.09%) Java
6 35 (63.64%) Bash Shell
7 33 (60.00%) CentOS
7 33 (60.00%) Jenkins
7 33 (60.00%) Ubuntu
8 31 (56.36%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (50.91%) Git (software)
10 27 (49.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (43.64%) Perl
12 24 (43.64%) Python
13 22 (40.00%) VMware
14 19 (34.55%) Scrum
14 19 (34.55%) Maven
15 18 (32.73%) Configuration Management
16 17 (30.91%) Build Automation
17 14 (25.45%) Amazon AWS
17 14 (25.45%) MongoDB
17 14 (25.45%) Red Hat
17 14 (25.45%) Web Services
18 13 (23.64%) MySQL
18 13 (23.64%) Shell Script
18 13 (23.64%) Nagios
18 13 (23.64%) Opscode Chef
19 12 (21.82%) Relational Database
19 12 (21.82%) Cobbler

MCollective
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (20.00%) OpenStack
1 11 (20.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (3.64%) nginx
3 1 (1.82%) Node.js
3 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.82%) GlassFish
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.45%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (20.00%) PaaS
2 11 (20.00%) Heroku
2 11 (20.00%) Engine Yard
3 1 (1.82%) IaaS
3 1 (1.82%) SaaS
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.18%) TCP/IP
1 10 (18.18%) DNS
1 10 (18.18%) Firewall
1 10 (18.18%) VLAN
2 3 (5.45%) SSL
3 1 (1.82%) FTP
3 1 (1.82%) HTTP
3 1 (1.82%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) MongoDB
2 13 (23.64%) MySQL
3 12 (21.82%) RDBMS
3 12 (21.82%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (21.82%) NoSQL
3 12 (21.82%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 28 (50.91%) Git (software)
3 19 (34.55%) Maven
4 10 (18.18%) Subversion
5 1 (1.82%) Ant
General
1 4 (7.27%) Advertising
2 3 (5.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 39 (70.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (30.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Software Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Developer
5 2 (3.64%) Analyst
5 2 (3.64%) Test Analyst
5 2 (3.64%) Consultant
5 2 (3.64%) DevOps Consultant
5 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (3.64%) DevOps Specialist
6 1 (1.82%) Architect
6 1 (1.82%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (1.82%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (1.82%) UNIX Developer
6 1 (1.82%) DevOps Architect
6 1 (1.82%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (1.82%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (1.82%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.45%) Web Services
2 3 (5.45%) LAMP
3 1 (1.82%) HTML5
3 1 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
3 1 (1.82%) HTML
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Device Driver
1 12 (21.82%) Clustering
2 9 (16.36%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.27%) Open Source
4 3 (5.45%) Digital Media
4 3 (5.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 41 (74.55%) Linux
2 33 (60.00%) Ubuntu
2 33 (60.00%) CentOS
3 27 (49.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (9.09%) UNIX
4 5 (9.09%) Windows
5 2 (3.64%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (96.36%) DevOps
2 31 (56.36%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (34.55%) Scrum
5 18 (32.73%) Configuration Management
6 17 (30.91%) Build Automation
7 12 (21.82%) Release Management
8 10 (18.18%) Load Balancing
8 10 (18.18%) BDD
9 8 (14.55%) TDD
9 8 (14.55%) Software Engineering
10 6 (10.91%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (10.91%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (5.45%) Migration
11 3 (5.45%) OO
12 2 (3.64%) ITIL
13 1 (1.82%) Disaster Recovery
13 1 (1.82%) Data Migration
13 1 (1.82%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 50 (90.91%) Ruby
2 38 (69.09%) Java
3 35 (63.64%) Bash Shell
4 24 (43.64%) Perl
4 24 (43.64%) Python
5 13 (23.64%) Shell Script
6 10 (18.18%) Korn
6 10 (18.18%) PHP
7 8 (14.55%) Scala
8 1 (1.82%) C#
8 1 (1.82%) sed
8 1 (1.82%) Golang
8 1 (1.82%) SQL
8 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.82%) AWK
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
1 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.82%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.64%) Varnish
2 2 (3.64%) LXC
3 1 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 55 (100.00%) Puppet
2 13 (23.64%) Nagios
2 13 (23.64%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (21.82%) Cobbler
4 9 (16.36%) collectd
4 9 (16.36%) Salt
5 5 (9.09%) Ansible
6 4 (7.27%) ZABBIX
7 2 (3.64%) logstash
7 2 (3.64%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.82%) Capistrano
8 1 (1.82%) Graphite
Vendors
1 22 (40.00%) VMware
2 14 (25.45%) Red Hat
3 12 (21.82%) Oracle
4 8 (14.55%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.82%) Akamai