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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Marionette Collective (MCollective)
Rank 604 579 554
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -25
Contract jobs citing MCollective 9 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.025% 0.006%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.059% 0.087% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £363 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £625 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £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
15302 14868 13755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 28.09% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10241 9644 8648
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 213 332
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 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
London -16 9 £450 -10.00% 2
England -35 9 £450 -10.00% 3

MCollective
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 28 (100.00%) Puppet
2 27 (96.43%) DevOps
3 22 (78.57%) Jenkins
3 22 (78.57%) Ruby
3 22 (78.57%) Linux
4 19 (67.86%) Python
5 18 (64.29%) CentOS
6 17 (60.71%) Bash Shell
6 17 (60.71%) Perl
7 16 (57.14%) Red Hat
7 16 (57.14%) Ubuntu
8 15 (53.57%) DNS
8 15 (53.57%) Firewall
8 15 (53.57%) VMware
9 14 (50.00%) MySQL
9 14 (50.00%) QA
9 14 (50.00%) MongoDB
9 14 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
10 13 (46.43%) Java
11 12 (42.86%) Shell Script
11 12 (42.86%) Cobbler
12 11 (39.29%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (39.29%) NoSQL
12 11 (39.29%) Configuration Management
13 9 (32.14%) Device Driver
13 9 (32.14%) Clustering
13 9 (32.14%) Subversion
13 9 (32.14%) RDBMS
13 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
13 9 (32.14%) Oracle

MCollective
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 6 (21.43%) Drupal
3 5 (17.86%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (10.71%) nginx
4 3 (10.71%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 14 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (17.86%) Heroku
2 5 (17.86%) Engine Yard
3 3 (10.71%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (10.71%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (10.71%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (10.71%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (53.57%) DNS
1 15 (53.57%) Firewall
2 9 (32.14%) VLAN
2 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 14 (50.00%) MySQL
2 11 (39.29%) Apache Cassandra
2 11 (39.29%) NoSQL
3 9 (32.14%) RDBMS
3 9 (32.14%) Relational Database
4 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (10.71%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 22 (78.57%) Jenkins
2 9 (32.14%) Subversion
3 8 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 4 (14.29%) Maven
5 1 (3.57%) Ant
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (85.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (46.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Monitoring Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Web Services
2 3 (10.71%) LAMP
3 1 (3.57%) Sensu
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Device Driver
1 9 (32.14%) Clustering
2 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (3.57%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Linux
2 18 (64.29%) CentOS
3 16 (57.14%) Ubuntu
4 8 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (96.43%) DevOps
2 11 (39.29%) Configuration Management
3 9 (32.14%) Load Balancing
4 8 (28.57%) Release Management
4 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (17.86%) Scrum
7 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.71%) Security Hardening
7 3 (10.71%) Build Automation
8 2 (7.14%) TDD
9 1 (3.57%) BDD
9 1 (3.57%) Performance Improvement
9 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (3.57%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) Ruby
2 19 (67.86%) Python
3 17 (60.71%) Perl
3 17 (60.71%) Bash Shell
4 13 (46.43%) Java
5 12 (42.86%) Shell Script
6 9 (32.14%) Korn
7 1 (3.57%) Scala
7 1 (3.57%) C#
7 1 (3.57%) PHP
7 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Docker
2 6 (21.43%) VirtualBox
3 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (10.71%) Varnish
4 3 (10.71%) LXC
Systems Management
1 28 (100.00%) Puppet
2 12 (42.86%) Cobbler
3 7 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (25.00%) Nagios
4 6 (21.43%) Vagrant
4 6 (21.43%) Ansible
5 4 (14.29%) logstash
5 4 (14.29%) Salt
5 4 (14.29%) collectd
6 3 (10.71%) StatsD
6 3 (10.71%) Graylog
6 3 (10.71%) Graphite
6 3 (10.71%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Red Hat
2 15 (53.57%) VMware
3 9 (32.14%) Oracle
4 3 (10.71%) New Relic
4 3 (10.71%) Akamai
4 3 (10.71%) Splunk
5 1 (3.57%) Rackspace