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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RightScale
Rank 576 560 547
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -13
Contract jobs citing RightScale 12 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.019% 0.030%
As % of the Vendors category 0.048% 0.042% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 15
Average daily rate
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£406 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 - £275
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
25085 23954 23936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.24% 46.33% 47.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14957 13599 12427
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.09% +3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1178 1128 1425
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 £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £36.98 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 17 December 2014, 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 16 (94.12%) Puppet
1 16 (94.12%) Jenkins
2 15 (88.24%) DevOps
2 15 (88.24%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (88.24%) CentOS
2 15 (88.24%) Red Hat
3 14 (82.35%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (82.35%) Vagrant
4 13 (76.47%) Amazon ELB
4 13 (76.47%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (76.47%) Amazon S3
4 13 (76.47%) Route 53
4 13 (76.47%) QA
4 13 (76.47%) Configuration Management
5 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (47.06%) Hudson
5 8 (47.06%) SaaS
5 8 (47.06%) PaaS
6 7 (41.18%) Firewall
7 6 (35.29%) Maven
7 6 (35.29%) DHCP
7 6 (35.29%) DNS
7 6 (35.29%) Open Source
7 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (17.65%) Big Data
9 2 (11.76%) JVM Tuning
9 2 (11.76%) OpenStack
9 2 (11.76%) Network Security
9 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
9 2 (11.76%) WebSphere

RightScale
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 2 (11.76%) OpenStack
1 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
1 2 (11.76%) Jetty
1 2 (11.76%) nginx
1 2 (11.76%) Apache
1 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 14 (82.35%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (76.47%) Amazon ELB
2 13 (76.47%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (76.47%) Amazon S3
2 13 (76.47%) Route 53
3 8 (47.06%) SaaS
3 8 (47.06%) PaaS
4 1 (5.88%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Firewall
2 6 (35.29%) DHCP
2 6 (35.29%) DNS
3 2 (11.76%) Network Security
3 2 (11.76%) HTTP
4 1 (5.88%) Wireless
4 1 (5.88%) IPsec
4 1 (5.88%) MPLS
4 1 (5.88%) Packet Switching
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Big Data
2 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.88%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 16 (94.12%) Jenkins
2 8 (47.06%) Hudson
3 6 (35.29%) Maven
4 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.76%) JUnit
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Operations Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (35.29%) Open Source
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) CentOS
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) DevOps
1 15 (88.24%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (76.47%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) JVM Tuning
3 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Predictive Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Java
1 2 (11.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CITP
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (76.47%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (94.12%) Puppet
2 14 (82.35%) Vagrant
3 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.88%) Netezza
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Informatica
2 1 (5.88%) Splunk
2 1 (5.88%) Rackspace