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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RightScale over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RightScale
Rank 615 627 620
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing RightScale 6 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.031% 0.023%
As % of the Vendors category 0.026% 0.072% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 8
Median daily rate £575 £419 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.31% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £345 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £419 £406
% change year-on-year
+37.31% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
22681 23630 25254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.58% 42.79% 44.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13879 13869 14919
Median daily rate £420 £400 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 868 981 1214
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.26 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

RightScale
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RightScale as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RightScale within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 5 £600 +43.28%
North West - 3 £600 -
Manchester - 3 £600 -
West Yorkshire +19 1 £600 +20.00%
Leeds +12 1 £600 +20.00%
Yorkshire +12 1 £600 +20.00%
Scotland - 1 £550 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £550 -
North East - 1 £550 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £550 -
Edinburgh - 1 £550 -

RightScale
Top 24 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RightScale also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RightScale.

1 13 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 13 (100.00%) QA
1 13 (100.00%) Network Security
1 13 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (100.00%) Puppet
1 13 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 13 (100.00%) DevOps
2 9 (69.23%) CentOS
2 9 (69.23%) DHCP
2 9 (69.23%) DNS
2 9 (69.23%) Red Hat
2 9 (69.23%) Configuration Management
2 9 (69.23%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 4 (30.77%) PHP
4 4 (30.77%) CRM
4 4 (30.77%) ERP
4 4 (30.77%) Digital Media
4 4 (30.77%) Web Development
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby

RightScale
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 13 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) Network Security
2 9 (69.23%) DHCP
2 9 (69.23%) DNS
2 9 (69.23%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) CentOS
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) DevOps
1 13 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 9 (69.23%) Configuration Management
3 4 (30.77%) CRM
3 4 (30.77%) ERP
3 4 (30.77%) Web Development
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (100.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Red Hat