Period
to 23 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MCollective skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MCollective over the 6 months to 23 October 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.

Marionette Collective (MCollective)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 850 736 838
Rank change year-on-year -114 +102 -11
Contract jobs citing MCollective 32 149 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.14% 0.054%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.100% 0.47% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 48 58
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £498 £435 £410
90th Percentile £601 £605 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £525 £425
% change year-on-year +14.29% +23.53% -8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MCollective is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32130 31687 31900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.07% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22571 22049 21755
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £299 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 369 528
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.35 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.10 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +13.19% -4.00% +10.74%

MCollective
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MCollective in the UK

MCollective
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCollective in the UK

MCollective
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCollective over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCollective in the UK

MCollective
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCollective within the UK over the 6 months to 23 October 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
England -91 32 £513 +2.50%
London -95 24 £513 +2.50%
UK excluding London +17 7 £600 +14.29%
West Midlands +36 4 - -
Midlands +33 4 - -
South East +7 3 £600 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCollective 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 MCollective.

1 32 (100.00%) Linux
1 32 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 32 (100.00%) CentOS
1 32 (100.00%) Puppet
1 32 (100.00%) DevOps
1 32 (100.00%) Docker
2 29 (90.63%) Jenkins
2 29 (90.63%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (90.63%) Security Cleared
2 29 (90.63%) Git (software)
2 29 (90.63%) ZABBIX
2 29 (90.63%) Maven
2 29 (90.63%) Scrum
2 29 (90.63%) VMware
2 29 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (90.63%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (87.50%) Java
3 28 (87.50%) SC Cleared
3 28 (87.50%) Bash Shell
4 18 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (53.13%) Ansible
5 17 (53.13%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (50.00%) Ruby
7 15 (46.88%) Ubuntu
7 15 (46.88%) Python
7 15 (46.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (46.88%) Build Automation
7 15 (46.88%) Disclosure Scotland
7 15 (46.88%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (43.75%) Docker Swarm

MCollective
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 14 (43.75%) Apache
1 14 (43.75%) Confluence
1 14 (43.75%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (37.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 29 (90.63%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (40.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 13 (40.63%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (40.63%) Amazon ELB
2 13 (40.63%) Amazon S3
2 13 (40.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) DNS
1 14 (43.75%) OpenLDAP
1 14 (43.75%) OpenVPN
1 14 (43.75%) SSH
2 13 (40.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (43.75%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (40.63%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 29 (90.63%) Git (software)
1 29 (90.63%) Jenkins
1 29 (90.63%) Maven
2 14 (43.75%) Ant
2 14 (43.75%) JIRA
2 14 (43.75%) JUnit
2 14 (43.75%) Liquibase
2 14 (43.75%) SonarQube
2 14 (43.75%) Sonatype Nexus
3 13 (40.63%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.13%) Arsenale Dataplane
4 1 (3.13%) JIRA Agile
Job Titles
1 30 (93.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
2 2 (6.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (3.13%) Architect
3 1 (3.13%) AWS Architect
3 1 (3.13%) Consultant
3 1 (3.13%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (3.13%) Junior
3 1 (3.13%) Junior DevOps
3 1 (3.13%) Junior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (40.63%) REST
3 1 (3.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (46.88%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (40.63%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) CentOS
1 32 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (46.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 32 (100.00%) DevOps
2 29 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (90.63%) Continuous Integration
2 29 (90.63%) Scrum
3 17 (53.13%) Continuous Delivery
4 15 (46.88%) Build Automation
5 14 (43.75%) Service Management
5 14 (43.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (40.63%) Coaching
6 13 (40.63%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.13%) Identity Management
7 1 (3.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (87.50%) Bash Shell
1 28 (87.50%) Java
2 16 (50.00%) Ruby
3 15 (46.88%) Python
4 13 (40.63%) Groovy
5 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (90.63%) Security Cleared
2 28 (87.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (46.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (9.38%) QA
System Software
1 32 (100.00%) Docker
2 15 (46.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (43.75%) Postfix
3 14 (43.75%) Squid
3 14 (43.75%) vCloud
4 13 (40.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (100.00%) Puppet
2 29 (90.63%) ZABBIX
3 17 (53.13%) Ansible
4 14 (43.75%) Docker Swarm
4 14 (43.75%) Kibana
4 14 (43.75%) Kubernetes
4 14 (43.75%) logstash
4 14 (43.75%) Rancher
4 14 (43.75%) Terraform
5 13 (40.63%) Rsyslog
5 13 (40.63%) Sysdig
6 3 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (90.63%) VMware
2 14 (43.75%) Sonatype
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle