The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RightScale
Rank 602 547 572
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +25
Contract jobs citing RightScale 2 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.035% 0.019%
As % of the Vendors category 0.008% 0.075% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 15 10
Average daily rate
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- £450 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24993 24117 27009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.72% 47.19% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13879 13072 13683
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 1205 1398
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%

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 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RightScale within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
North West -6 2 - -
England -23 2 - -
Chester - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
City of London - - - -
London - - - -

RightScale
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 26 (92.86%) Red Hat
1 26 (92.86%) Continuous Integration
1 26 (92.86%) Amazon EC2
1 26 (92.86%) Amazon S3
1 26 (92.86%) Amazon AWS
1 26 (92.86%) CentOS
1 26 (92.86%) Puppet
1 26 (92.86%) Hudson
1 26 (92.86%) Route 53
1 26 (92.86%) Jenkins
1 26 (92.86%) Amazon ELB
1 26 (92.86%) Vagrant
2 25 (89.29%) DevOps
3 22 (78.57%) Firewall
4 21 (75.00%) Configuration Management
4 21 (75.00%) Maven
4 21 (75.00%) DNS
4 21 (75.00%) DHCP
4 21 (75.00%) Open Source
5 20 (71.43%) QA
6 17 (60.71%) SaaS
6 17 (60.71%) PaaS
7 8 (28.57%) Big Data
8 7 (25.00%) JVM Tuning
8 7 (25.00%) Cucumber
8 7 (25.00%) OpenStack
8 7 (25.00%) nginx
8 7 (25.00%) Performance Testing
8 7 (25.00%) Jetty
8 7 (25.00%) WebSphere

RightScale
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 7 (25.00%) Apache
1 7 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 7 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 7 (25.00%) Jetty
1 7 (25.00%) nginx
1 7 (25.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 26 (92.86%) Amazon EC2
1 26 (92.86%) Amazon S3
1 26 (92.86%) Amazon AWS
1 26 (92.86%) Route 53
1 26 (92.86%) Amazon ELB
2 17 (60.71%) SaaS
2 17 (60.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (78.57%) Firewall
2 21 (75.00%) DHCP
2 21 (75.00%) DNS
3 7 (25.00%) HTTP
4 5 (17.86%) Network Security
5 1 (3.57%) MPLS
5 1 (3.57%) VPN
5 1 (3.57%) Packet Switching
5 1 (3.57%) WAN
5 1 (3.57%) Wireless
5 1 (3.57%) IPsec
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) Big Data
2 7 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 26 (92.86%) Hudson
1 26 (92.86%) Jenkins
2 21 (75.00%) Maven
3 7 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (25.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (3.57%) Banking
1 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (3.57%) Service Transition Manager
2 1 (3.57%) Architect
2 1 (3.57%) Administrator
2 1 (3.57%) Service Manager
2 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (3.57%) Technical Manager
2 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (3.57%) Technical Services Manager
2 1 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (3.57%) Transition Manager
2 1 (3.57%) Senior Linux Administrator
2 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Servlets
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (75.00%) Open Source
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (92.86%) CentOS
2 7 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) Continuous Integration
2 25 (89.29%) DevOps
3 21 (75.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (25.00%) JVM Tuning
5 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL
7 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.57%) Network Design
7 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
1 7 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (71.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 26 (92.86%) Puppet
1 26 (92.86%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.57%) Rackspace
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Sybase
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco