Period
to 12 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Marathon skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Marathon over the 6 months to 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Marathon Container Orchestration Platform
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 865 828 892
Rank change year-on-year -37 +64 -
Contract jobs citing Marathon 29 69 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.067% 0.004%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.25% 0.61% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 60 5
UK median daily rate £500 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% -
10th Percentile £374 £387 £405
90th Percentile £750 £700 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £550 £400
% change year-on-year -22.73% +37.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Marathon is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11741 11315 9669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.36% 10.95% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7980 7241 5938
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% +4.46%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £238
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 259 331
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £10.98 £12.70 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.35 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.73 £19.03
% change year-on-year -22.82% +8.93% -5.13%

Marathon
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Marathon as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Marathon in the UK

Marathon
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Marathon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Marathon in the UK

Marathon
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Marathon over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Marathon in the UK

Marathon
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Marathon within the UK over the 6 months to 12 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London +11 17 £425 -22.73% 4
England -60 16 £550 - 8
London -40 12 £550 - 4
Wales +15 10 £425 -5.56%
Scotland -10 3 - -
East of England - 2 £550 -
North of England +36 1 £300 -45.45% 1
Yorkshire +10 1 £300 -45.45%
South East -4 1 £400 -15.79% 2

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Marathon 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 Marathon.

1 18 (62.07%) Mesos
2 16 (55.17%) Linux
2 16 (55.17%) Docker
3 15 (51.72%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (48.28%) DevOps
5 12 (41.38%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (41.38%) MongoDB
5 12 (41.38%) Java
6 11 (37.93%) Data Centre
7 10 (34.48%) Kubernetes
8 9 (31.03%) Microservices
9 8 (27.59%) Jenkins
9 8 (27.59%) Kafka
9 8 (27.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (24.14%) Migration
10 7 (24.14%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (24.14%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (24.14%) Ansible
11 6 (20.69%) Go
11 6 (20.69%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (20.69%) Python
11 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
11 6 (20.69%) Terraform
11 6 (20.69%) DC/OS
12 5 (17.24%) Load Balancing
12 5 (17.24%) Apache
12 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
12 5 (17.24%) SLA
12 5 (17.24%) Relational Database

Marathon
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 12 (41.38%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (17.24%) Apache
3 3 (10.34%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (10.34%) OpenStack
4 2 (6.90%) Apache Spark
5 1 (3.45%) nginx
5 1 (3.45%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 15 (51.72%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (20.69%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (17.24%) Amazon S3
4 4 (13.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (13.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (13.79%) Route 53
4 4 (13.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (10.34%) GitHub
5 3 (10.34%) PaaS
6 2 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (6.90%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (6.90%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (6.90%) IaaS
6 2 (6.90%) Serverless
7 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) DSL
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
1 2 (6.90%) SSL
1 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) MongoDB
2 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
2 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.79%) NoSQL
4 3 (10.34%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (10.34%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (10.34%) Redis
5 2 (6.90%) Big Data
6 1 (3.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (3.45%) InfluxDB
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (27.59%) Jenkins
2 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.34%) Bitbucket
4 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.45%) Apache Archiva
5 1 (3.45%) CircleCI
5 1 (3.45%) git-flow
5 1 (3.45%) GitLab
5 1 (3.45%) GoCD
5 1 (3.45%) Grunt
5 1 (3.45%) Maven
5 1 (3.45%) Selenium
5 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (10.34%) Publishing
1 3 (10.34%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Advertising
2 1 (3.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Administrator
3 3 (10.34%) AWS DevOps
3 3 (10.34%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) AWS Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Database Specialist
3 3 (10.34%) DBA
3 3 (10.34%) Head of DevOps
3 3 (10.34%) Java Developer
3 3 (10.34%) MongoDB DBA
3 3 (10.34%) Senior DevOps
3 3 (10.34%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Cloud Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Scala Developer
5 1 (3.45%) AWS Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) AWS Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) DevOps Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) Kafka
2 4 (13.79%) React
3 3 (10.34%) CSS
3 3 (10.34%) HATEOAS
3 3 (10.34%) HTML
3 3 (10.34%) Node.js
3 3 (10.34%) OAuth2
3 3 (10.34%) REST
4 2 (6.90%) Play Framework
5 1 (3.45%) Backbone.js
5 1 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (3.45%) Ext JS
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 16 (55.17%) Linux
2 6 (20.69%) DC/OS
3 3 (10.34%) Unix
4 2 (6.90%) CoreOS
4 2 (6.90%) RancherOS
5 1 (3.45%) Mesosphere
5 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) DevOps
2 9 (31.03%) Microservices
3 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (24.14%) Migration
3 7 (24.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (24.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (17.24%) Load Balancing
5 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
5 4 (13.79%) OO
5 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
6 3 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (10.34%) Coaching
6 3 (10.34%) Demand Forecasting
6 3 (10.34%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.34%) Functional Programming
6 3 (10.34%) OOD
6 3 (10.34%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (10.34%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) Java
2 6 (20.69%) Go
2 6 (20.69%) Python
3 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.79%) Ruby
4 3 (10.34%) Perl
4 3 (10.34%) Scala
5 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.90%) Groovy
6 1 (3.45%) C++
6 1 (3.45%) Clojure
6 1 (3.45%) ClojureScript
6 1 (3.45%) Jython
6 1 (3.45%) Kotlin
6 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) SLA
2 4 (13.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) Docker
2 2 (6.90%) etcd
2 2 (6.90%) flannel
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) KVM
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (62.07%) Mesos
2 10 (34.48%) Kubernetes
3 7 (24.14%) Ansible
4 6 (20.69%) Terraform
5 5 (17.24%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (17.24%) Puppet
6 4 (13.79%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (10.34%) Apache Brooklyn
7 3 (10.34%) Grafana
7 3 (10.34%) Kibana
8 2 (6.90%) Consul
8 2 (6.90%) HAProxy
8 2 (6.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (6.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (6.90%) Prometheus
8 2 (6.90%) Rancher
8 2 (6.90%) Rundeck
9 1 (3.45%) CFEngine
9 1 (3.45%) logstash
9 1 (3.45%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix
3 1 (3.45%) F5
3 1 (3.45%) SaltStack