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 3 months to 23 May 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
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 633 621
Rank change year-on-year +66 -12  
Contract jobs citing MCollective 14 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.032% 0.011%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.097% 0.11% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 6
Median daily rate £513 £575 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.86% +16.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £475 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £625 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £625 -
% change year-on-year -25.60% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MCollective is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14390 14975 14859
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.10% 28.01% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9880 10569 9745
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 179 206
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £11.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  

MCollective
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MCollective as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCollective in the UK

MCollective
Top 5 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 3 months to 23 May 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +47 14 £513 -10.86%
London +22 12 £513 +7.89%
Croydon - 5 - -
Bristol - 2 £465 -
South West - 2 £465 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 16 (100.00%) Linux
1 16 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 16 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 16 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 16 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (100.00%) Puppet
1 16 (100.00%) Docker
1 16 (100.00%) DevOps
2 15 (93.75%) Jenkins
2 15 (93.75%) ZABBIX
2 15 (93.75%) CentOS
2 15 (93.75%) Maven
2 15 (93.75%) Scrum
2 15 (93.75%) VMware
2 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (87.50%) Java
3 14 (87.50%) Bash Shell
4 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
5 12 (75.00%) SC Cleared
6 10 (62.50%) Ansible
6 10 (62.50%) logstash
6 10 (62.50%) Kubernetes
7 9 (56.25%) SonarQube
7 9 (56.25%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (56.25%) Rancher
7 9 (56.25%) Docker Swarm
7 9 (56.25%) Liquibase
7 9 (56.25%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (56.25%) Terraform
7 9 (56.25%) Sonatype

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 9 (56.25%) Apache
1 9 (56.25%) Confluence
1 9 (56.25%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (31.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 16 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (50.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 8 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
2 8 (50.00%) Amazon S3
2 8 (50.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) GitHub
3 1 (6.25%) Quay.io
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) DNS
1 9 (56.25%) OpenLDAP
1 9 (56.25%) OpenVPN
1 9 (56.25%) SSH
2 8 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 15 (93.75%) Jenkins
2 15 (93.75%) Maven
3 9 (56.25%) Ant
3 9 (56.25%) JIRA
3 9 (56.25%) JUnit
3 9 (56.25%) Liquibase
3 9 (56.25%) SonarQube
3 9 (56.25%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (50.00%) Bitbucket
5 1 (6.25%) Arsenale Dataplane
5 1 (6.25%) Artifactory
5 1 (6.25%) GitLab
5 1 (6.25%) JIRA Agile
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) AWS DevOps
2 7 (43.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Junior
3 1 (6.25%) Junior DevOps
3 1 (6.25%) Junior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (50.00%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) Sensu
3 1 (6.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (37.50%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (93.75%) CentOS
3 6 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Ubuntu
4 1 (6.25%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 16 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 16 (100.00%) DevOps
2 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (93.75%) Scrum
3 9 (56.25%) Continuous Delivery
3 9 (56.25%) Service Management
3 9 (56.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (50.00%) Coaching
4 8 (50.00%) Load Balancing
5 6 (37.50%) Build Automation
6 1 (6.25%) Case Management
6 1 (6.25%) Identity Management
6 1 (6.25%) Open Source
6 1 (6.25%) Security Hardening
6 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) Bash Shell
1 14 (87.50%) Java
2 8 (50.00%) Groovy
2 8 (50.00%) Ruby
3 6 (37.50%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Go
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
2 12 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (100.00%) Docker
2 9 (56.25%) Postfix
2 9 (56.25%) Squid
2 9 (56.25%) vCloud
3 8 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (6.25%) Ceph
5 1 (6.25%) etcd
5 1 (6.25%) flannel
5 1 (6.25%) GlusterFS
5 1 (6.25%) SkyDNS
Systems Management
1 16 (100.00%) Puppet
2 15 (93.75%) ZABBIX
3 10 (62.50%) Ansible
3 10 (62.50%) Kubernetes
3 10 (62.50%) logstash
4 9 (56.25%) Docker Swarm
4 9 (56.25%) Kibana
4 9 (56.25%) Rancher
4 9 (56.25%) Terraform
5 8 (50.00%) Rsyslog
5 8 (50.00%) Sysdig
6 1 (6.25%) confd
6 1 (6.25%) Graphite
6 1 (6.25%) HAProxy
6 1 (6.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (6.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (6.25%) Prometheus
6 1 (6.25%) rkt
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) Sonatype
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle