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 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.

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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Percona
Rank 605 555 508
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -47
Contract jobs citing Percona 8 37 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.070% 0.100%
As % of the Vendors category 0.032% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 25 44
Average daily rate
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£400 £500 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +110.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £388 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £532 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £250
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +55.00%
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
24953 23879 23168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.69% 45.12% 47.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14638 13358 12319
Average daily rate £388 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1030 1236
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £10.95 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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
Top 11 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 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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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 -59 8 £400 -20.00% 6
North West -14 3 £400 -5.88% 1
Manchester - 3 £400 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £418 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Leeds - 2 - - 1
South East -13 1 £300 - 1
London -36 1 £375 -27.88% 2
York - 1 £418 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £418 - 1
Surrey - 1 £300 - 1

Percona
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 39 (100.00%) MySQL
2 27 (69.23%) Linux
3 21 (53.85%) UNIX
4 19 (48.72%) Replication
5 14 (35.90%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (30.77%) Python
7 11 (28.21%) PHP
7 11 (28.21%) Clustering
7 11 (28.21%) Puppet
8 10 (25.64%) DevOps
8 10 (25.64%) Migration
8 10 (25.64%) Oracle
9 9 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (23.08%) Load Balancing
10 8 (20.51%) nginx
10 8 (20.51%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (20.51%) Apache
10 8 (20.51%) Web Services
10 8 (20.51%) Ruby
11 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
11 7 (17.95%) Open Source
12 6 (15.38%) MariaDB
12 6 (15.38%) Advertising
12 6 (15.38%) CentOS
12 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
12 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
12 6 (15.38%) Nagios
12 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
12 6 (15.38%) Ubuntu
12 6 (15.38%) Marketing

Percona
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (20.51%) nginx
1 8 (20.51%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.56%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (12.82%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (12.82%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) SAN
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) VLAN
2 1 (2.56%) OpenVPN
2 1 (2.56%) VoIP
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (100.00%) MySQL
2 6 (15.38%) MariaDB
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database
4 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
5 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 3 (7.69%) NoSQL
6 2 (5.13%) Redis
6 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.56%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Subversion
1 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (15.38%) Advertising
1 6 (15.38%) Marketing
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (71.79%) DBA
2 25 (64.10%) MySQL DBA
3 5 (12.82%) Administrator
4 4 (10.26%) Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.56%) Data Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Consultant
6 1 (2.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) SQL DBA
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.56%) UNIX Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.56%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.56%) Database Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) Web Services
2 6 (15.38%) LAMP
3 1 (2.56%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 19 (48.72%) Replication
2 11 (28.21%) Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 27 (69.23%) Linux
2 21 (53.85%) UNIX
3 6 (15.38%) Ubuntu
3 6 (15.38%) CentOS
4 2 (5.13%) Windows
5 1 (2.56%) Debian
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (25.64%) DevOps
2 10 (25.64%) Migration
3 9 (23.08%) Load Balancing
4 7 (17.95%) Open Source
5 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.13%) Logistics
7 2 (5.13%) Data Migration
8 1 (2.56%) ITIL
8 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.56%) Security Testing
8 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.56%) Coaching
8 1 (2.56%) Logical Data Model
8 1 (2.56%) Physical Data Model
8 1 (2.56%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.56%) Information Management
8 1 (2.56%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) Python
2 11 (28.21%) PHP
3 8 (20.51%) Ruby
4 3 (7.69%) Perl
4 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.69%) SQL
4 3 (7.69%) C
5 2 (5.13%) Java
6 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) CCNA
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.13%) KVM
2 1 (2.56%) Xen
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.56%) Varnish
2 1 (2.56%) Openswan
2 1 (2.56%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 11 (28.21%) Puppet
2 8 (20.51%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (15.38%) Nagios
4 5 (12.82%) Cacti
5 1 (2.56%) Data Guard
5 1 (2.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Oracle
2 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.69%) VMware
4 1 (2.56%) Splunk
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.56%) Dell
4 1 (2.56%) Citrix
4 1 (2.56%) Juniper
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