The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of RightScale 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 RightScale over the 3 months to 3 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.

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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RightScale
Rank - 560 526
Contract jobs citing RightScale 0 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.012% 0.011%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.026% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 5
Average daily rate
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- £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 -
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
23940 23150 21262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.53% 45.61% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13687 12610 11157
Average daily rate £400 £388 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £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 966 1001 1261
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

RightScale
Jobs Demand Trend

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

RightScale Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RightScale
Daily Rate Trend

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

RightScale Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RightScale
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RightScale 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 RightScale.

1 13 (100.00%) Puppet
1 13 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 12 (92.31%) DevOps
2 12 (92.31%) Red Hat
2 12 (92.31%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (92.31%) CentOS
3 11 (84.62%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (84.62%) QA
3 11 (84.62%) Vagrant
4 10 (76.92%) Amazon ELB
4 10 (76.92%) Route 53
4 10 (76.92%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (76.92%) Amazon S3
4 10 (76.92%) Configuration Management
5 6 (46.15%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (38.46%) Hudson
6 5 (38.46%) SaaS
6 5 (38.46%) PaaS
7 3 (23.08%) Firewall
7 3 (23.08%) DHCP
7 3 (23.08%) Open Source
7 3 (23.08%) Maven
7 3 (23.08%) DNS
8 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
8 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (15.38%) Linux
8 2 (15.38%) Network Security
9 1 (7.69%) JVM Tuning
9 1 (7.69%) Cucumber

RightScale
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RightScale 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 RightScale. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.69%) Jetty
1 1 (7.69%) nginx
1 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 11 (84.62%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (76.92%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (76.92%) Amazon S3
2 10 (76.92%) Route 53
2 10 (76.92%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (38.46%) SaaS
3 5 (38.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) DHCP
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) Network Security
3 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (38.46%) Hudson
3 3 (23.08%) Maven
4 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.69%) JUnit
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Operations Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) CentOS
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Continuous Integration
1 12 (92.31%) DevOps
2 10 (76.92%) Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) JVM Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (84.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (100.00%) Puppet
2 11 (84.62%) Vagrant
3 6 (46.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Red Hat