The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Percona products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Percona over the 3 months to 28 August 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Percona, Inc.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Percona
Rank 575 600 533
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -67
Contract jobs citing Percona 50 16 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.029% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.063% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 2 55
Average daily rate
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£438 £475 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +280.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 - £225
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 Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25732 25448 24415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.93% 45.76% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15200 14185 13493
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1100 1086 1100
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.46 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

Percona
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Percona within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Percona Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Percona
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Percona within the UK.

Percona Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Percona
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Percona within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Percona Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Percona
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Percona within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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 +23 50 £425 -10.52% 1
South West +11 28 £450 -
Bristol +16 27 £450 -
Yorkshire - 11 £422 -
London +18 7 £438 -7.89%
North West - 6 £406 -
Manchester - 6 £406 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £388 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £425 -
Sheffield - 5 £388 -
Leeds - 5 £425 -
Swansea +1 4 £450 -
West Wales 0 4 £450 -
Wales -1 4 £450 -
South Wales - 4 £450 -
Cardiff - 4 £450 -
Croydon - 3 £425 -
South East -19 1 £300 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £405 -
York - 1 £418 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £418 -
Surrey - 1 £300 -

Percona
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Percona 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 Percona.

1 57 (87.69%) MySQL
2 34 (52.31%) Replication
3 24 (36.92%) SC Cleared
3 24 (36.92%) Security Cleared
4 22 (33.85%) Linux
5 20 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (27.69%) UNIX
6 18 (27.69%) Oracle
7 17 (26.15%) Java
8 15 (23.08%) SQL Server
8 15 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (20.00%) Open Source
9 13 (20.00%) Puppet
9 13 (20.00%) ETL
10 12 (18.46%) PHP
11 11 (16.92%) DB2
11 11 (16.92%) Clustering
11 11 (16.92%) MongoDB
12 9 (13.85%) Ansible
12 9 (13.85%) Migration
13 8 (12.31%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (12.31%) Symfony
13 8 (12.31%) Drupal
13 8 (12.31%) JavaScript
13 8 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (12.31%) Node.js
13 8 (12.31%) SaltStack
13 8 (12.31%) Big Data

Percona
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Percona 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 Percona. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (12.31%) Drupal
1 8 (12.31%) Alfresco
1 8 (12.31%) Node.js
2 5 (7.69%) nginx
2 5 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (1.54%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.62%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) HTTP
1 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.54%) SAN
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
1 1 (1.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (87.69%) MySQL
2 20 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 11 (16.92%) DB2
4 11 (16.92%) MongoDB
5 8 (12.31%) Big Data
5 8 (12.31%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
7 3 (4.62%) RDBMS
8 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Cucumber
2 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.08%) Mockito
4 1 (1.54%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.54%) JUnit
4 1 (1.54%) Subversion
4 1 (1.54%) Maven
4 1 (1.54%) JIRA
4 1 (1.54%) Selenium
4 1 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3 (4.62%) Automotive
2 2 (3.08%) Finance
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (78.46%) DBA
2 39 (60.00%) MySQL DBA
3 20 (30.77%) Administrator
4 7 (10.77%) Developer
5 3 (4.62%) Java Developer
5 3 (4.62%) AWS Developer
5 3 (4.62%) Architect
6 2 (3.08%) SQL DBA
6 2 (3.08%) Consultant
7 1 (1.54%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (1.54%) Network Engineer
7 1 (1.54%) Technical Architect
7 1 (1.54%) UNIX Engineer
7 1 (1.54%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (1.54%) Open Source Developer
7 1 (1.54%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (1.54%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) Symfony
2 4 (6.15%) Web Services
2 4 (6.15%) LAMP
3 2 (3.08%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (3.08%) Kafka
4 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.54%) HTML
4 1 (1.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 34 (52.31%) Replication
2 11 (16.92%) Clustering
3 1 (1.54%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (33.85%) Linux
2 18 (27.69%) UNIX
3 4 (6.15%) CentOS
4 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Windows
4 1 (1.54%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (20.00%) ETL
2 13 (20.00%) Open Source
3 9 (13.85%) Migration
4 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (12.31%) Database Tuning
5 7 (10.77%) Data Migration
6 4 (6.15%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.15%) High Availability
6 4 (6.15%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.15%) DevOps
7 1 (1.54%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (1.54%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.54%) Change Management
7 1 (1.54%) TDD
7 1 (1.54%) Information Management
7 1 (1.54%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.54%) Service Continuity Management
7 1 (1.54%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.15%) Java
2 12 (18.46%) PHP
3 8 (12.31%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.77%) Go
4 7 (10.77%) SQL
5 6 (9.23%) Python
6 5 (7.69%) Ruby
7 2 (3.08%) Perl
8 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (36.92%) SC Cleared
1 24 (36.92%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) CCNA
2 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.08%) KVM
1 2 (3.08%) Docker
2 1 (1.54%) Varnish
2 1 (1.54%) Corosync
2 1 (1.54%) Xen
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (20.00%) Puppet
1 13 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (13.85%) Ansible
3 7 (10.77%) ZABBIX
4 4 (6.15%) Nagios
5 3 (4.62%) Cacti
6 1 (1.54%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 18 (27.69%) Oracle
2 8 (12.31%) SaltStack
3 5 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.62%) VMware
5 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.54%) Dell
5 1 (1.54%) Citrix
5 1 (1.54%) Juniper