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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Marionette Collective (MCollective)
Rank 558 558 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing MCollective 24 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.002% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.007% -
Number of daily rates quoted 20 0 0
Average daily rate
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£488 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 - -
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
13576 13373 12086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.64% 27.09% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8850 8409 7599
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 245 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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 6 March 2015.

MCollective Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MCollective
Top 6 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 6 March 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 -3 24 £488 - 7
London +19 23 £488 - 4
City of London - 3 £525 - 1
South West - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Isleworth - - - -

MCollective
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 53 (100.00%) Puppet
2 52 (98.11%) DevOps
3 51 (96.23%) Ruby
4 41 (77.36%) Linux
5 37 (69.81%) Python
6 35 (66.04%) Jenkins
6 35 (66.04%) Bash Shell
7 34 (64.15%) Perl
7 34 (64.15%) CentOS
8 32 (60.38%) Ubuntu
9 29 (54.72%) VMware
9 29 (54.72%) Java
10 27 (50.94%) MongoDB
11 25 (47.17%) Shell Script
12 24 (45.28%) Red Hat
12 24 (45.28%) MySQL
12 24 (45.28%) Cobbler
13 23 (43.40%) Apache Cassandra
13 23 (43.40%) NoSQL
14 21 (39.62%) Relational Database
14 21 (39.62%) Oracle
14 21 (39.62%) RDBMS
14 21 (39.62%) Clustering
14 21 (39.62%) Device Driver
14 21 (39.62%) Git (software)
15 20 (37.74%) QA
15 20 (37.74%) Release Management
16 19 (35.85%) Korn
16 19 (35.85%) VLAN
16 19 (35.85%) Load Balancing

MCollective
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 18 (33.96%) OpenStack
2 16 (30.19%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (7.55%) nginx
3 4 (7.55%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 16 (30.19%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (30.19%) Heroku
1 16 (30.19%) Engine Yard
2 11 (20.75%) PaaS
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.85%) TCP/IP
1 19 (35.85%) DNS
1 19 (35.85%) Firewall
1 19 (35.85%) VLAN
2 6 (11.32%) SSL
3 1 (1.89%) FTP
3 1 (1.89%) HTTP
3 1 (1.89%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (50.94%) MongoDB
2 24 (45.28%) MySQL
3 23 (43.40%) Apache Cassandra
3 23 (43.40%) NoSQL
4 21 (39.62%) Relational Database
4 21 (39.62%) RDBMS
5 5 (9.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (66.04%) Jenkins
2 21 (39.62%) Git (software)
3 19 (35.85%) Subversion
4 10 (18.87%) Maven
General
1 3 (5.66%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 46 (86.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (47.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (3.77%) DevOps Architect
4 2 (3.77%) DevOps Specialist
4 2 (3.77%) Architect
4 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (3.77%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (1.89%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (1.89%) Developer
5 1 (1.89%) Analyst
5 1 (1.89%) Test Analyst
5 1 (1.89%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (1.89%) Applications Developer
5 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.19%) Web Services
2 2 (3.77%) .NET
3 1 (1.89%) HTML
3 1 (1.89%) HTML5
3 1 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (39.62%) Clustering
1 21 (39.62%) Device Driver
2 9 (16.98%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.66%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.89%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.89%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 41 (77.36%) Linux
2 34 (64.15%) CentOS
3 32 (60.38%) Ubuntu
4 17 (32.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (15.09%) Windows
6 2 (3.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (98.11%) DevOps
2 20 (37.74%) Release Management
3 19 (35.85%) Load Balancing
4 17 (32.08%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (22.64%) Configuration Management
7 11 (20.75%) Build Automation
8 10 (18.87%) Scrum
9 7 (13.21%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (11.32%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (9.43%) BDD
11 5 (9.43%) TDD
11 5 (9.43%) Software Engineering
12 1 (1.89%) ITIL
12 1 (1.89%) Disaster Recovery
12 1 (1.89%) Migration
12 1 (1.89%) High Availability
12 1 (1.89%) Performance Improvement
12 1 (1.89%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 51 (96.23%) Ruby
2 37 (69.81%) Python
3 35 (66.04%) Bash Shell
4 34 (64.15%) Perl
5 29 (54.72%) Java
6 25 (47.17%) Shell Script
7 19 (35.85%) Korn
8 7 (13.21%) PHP
9 5 (9.43%) Scala
10 2 (3.77%) C#
11 1 (1.89%) sed
11 1 (1.89%) AWK
11 1 (1.89%) SQL
11 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (37.74%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.55%) Varnish
2 4 (7.55%) Docker
2 4 (7.55%) LXC
Systems Management
1 53 (100.00%) Puppet
2 24 (45.28%) Cobbler
3 16 (30.19%) Nagios
4 13 (24.53%) collectd
5 9 (16.98%) Salt
6 7 (13.21%) Ansible
7 5 (9.43%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (7.55%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.89%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.89%) Capistrano
9 1 (1.89%) Graphite
Vendors
1 29 (54.72%) VMware
2 24 (45.28%) Red Hat
3 21 (39.62%) Oracle
4 5 (9.43%) Rackspace
5 4 (7.55%) Akamai