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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RightScale
Rank 624 612 567
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -45
Contract jobs citing RightScale 1 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.007% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.004% 0.016% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 18
Average daily rate
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- £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
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
25732 25448 24415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.93% 45.76% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15200 14185 13493
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £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 1100 1086 1100
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.46 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (100.00%) Puppet
1 5 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps
2 4 (80.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) CentOS
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (60.00%) Open Source
3 3 (60.00%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (60.00%) Amazon S3
3 3 (60.00%) Hudson
3 3 (60.00%) Route 53
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (60.00%) Apache
3 3 (60.00%) Vagrant
3 3 (60.00%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) Auto-Scaling
4 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) PHP
4 2 (40.00%) MySQL
4 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Maven
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (40.00%) SaaS

RightScale
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (60.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) Jetty
2 1 (20.00%) nginx
2 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (60.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (60.00%) Amazon S3
2 3 (60.00%) Route 53
2 3 (60.00%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (40.00%) SaaS
3 2 (40.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
1 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (60.00%) Hudson
3 2 (40.00%) Maven
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps
2 4 (80.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (60.00%) Open Source
4 2 (40.00%) Auto-Scaling
4 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) JVM Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) Puppet
2 3 (60.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat