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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 601 614 623
Rank change year-on-year +13 +9  
Contract jobs citing MCollective 7 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.047% 0.035%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.049% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 16
Median daily rate £483 £425 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.52% -12.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £340 £456
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £475 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £350 £463
% change year-on-year +32.85% -24.32%  
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 14193 14997 14342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.48% 27.99% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9846 10410 9296
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 223 192
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

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
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 28 March 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 +13 7 £483 +13.52%
London +14 5 £544 +27.94%
Bristol - 2 £465 -
South West - 2 £465 -
Croydon +7 1 - -

MCollective
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 51 (100.00%) Puppet
2 49 (96.08%) Jenkins
3 48 (94.12%) VMware
4 47 (92.16%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (90.20%) Linux
6 41 (80.39%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (80.39%) Git (software)
7 40 (78.43%) ZABBIX
7 40 (78.43%) Configuration Management
8 39 (76.47%) Maven
8 39 (76.47%) Security Cleared
8 39 (76.47%) DevOps
9 38 (74.51%) SC Cleared
9 38 (74.51%) Scrum
10 37 (72.55%) Ansible
11 35 (68.63%) CentOS
11 35 (68.63%) JIRA
11 35 (68.63%) Apache
11 35 (68.63%) Sonatype
11 35 (68.63%) Sonatype Nexus
12 34 (66.67%) Elastic Stack
12 34 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
12 34 (66.67%) Docker
13 32 (62.75%) Confluence
14 29 (56.86%) PostgreSQL
14 29 (56.86%) Kubernetes
15 28 (54.90%) logstash
16 27 (52.94%) Docker Swarm
17 26 (50.98%) Terraform
17 26 (50.98%) Rancher

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 35 (68.63%) Apache
2 32 (62.75%) Confluence
3 26 (50.98%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (29.41%) nginx
5 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
5 7 (13.73%) WebLogic
6 4 (7.84%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (37.25%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (15.69%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (7.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (7.84%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (7.84%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (7.84%) Amazon S3
3 4 (7.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (5.88%) GitHub
5 1 (1.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 26 (50.98%) DNS
1 26 (50.98%) OpenLDAP
1 26 (50.98%) OpenVPN
1 26 (50.98%) SSH
2 14 (27.45%) Reverse Proxy
3 13 (25.49%) IPsec
3 13 (25.49%) VPN
4 4 (7.84%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (56.86%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (35.29%) Hadoop
3 14 (27.45%) Oracle Database
3 14 (27.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (13.73%) MongoDB
4 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
5 4 (7.84%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (96.08%) Jenkins
2 41 (80.39%) Git (software)
3 39 (76.47%) Maven
4 35 (68.63%) JIRA
4 35 (68.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 26 (50.98%) Ant
5 26 (50.98%) JUnit
5 26 (50.98%) Liquibase
5 26 (50.98%) SonarQube
6 19 (37.25%) JIRA Agile
7 9 (17.65%) Bitbucket
8 2 (3.92%) Artifactory
8 2 (3.92%) GitLab
9 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2 (3.92%) Electronics
1 2 (3.92%) Finance
1 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
1 2 (3.92%) Marketing
1 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (50.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) Architect
3 7 (13.73%) Consultant
4 6 (11.76%) Technical Architect
5 4 (7.84%) AWS DevOps
5 4 (7.84%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Senior DevOps
5 4 (7.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Digital Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (1.96%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (1.96%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.96%) Digital Technical Architect
8 1 (1.96%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.96%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 1 (1.96%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (66.67%) Elastic Stack
2 21 (41.18%) Software Packaging
3 4 (7.84%) REST
4 2 (3.92%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Clustering
2 6 (11.76%) PKI
3 4 (7.84%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (90.20%) Linux
2 35 (68.63%) CentOS
3 23 (45.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (25.49%) RancherOS
4 13 (25.49%) Ubuntu
4 13 (25.49%) VyOS
5 9 (17.65%) AIX
5 9 (17.65%) Unix
6 7 (13.73%) Windows
6 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.92%) CoreOS
8 1 (1.96%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (92.16%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (80.39%) Continuous Integration
3 40 (78.43%) Configuration Management
4 39 (76.47%) DevOps
5 38 (74.51%) Scrum
6 26 (50.98%) Continuous Delivery
6 26 (50.98%) Service Management
7 21 (41.18%) Identity Management
7 21 (41.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (41.18%) Workflow
8 13 (25.49%) Build Automation
9 9 (17.65%) IT Governance
10 8 (15.69%) Coaching
11 7 (13.73%) High Availability
12 4 (7.84%) Case Management
12 4 (7.84%) Load Balancing
13 3 (5.88%) Open Source
13 3 (5.88%) Project Management
13 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
14 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 20 (39.22%) Ruby
2 18 (35.29%) Shell Script
3 17 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 17 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (9.80%) Python
5 4 (7.84%) Groovy
6 2 (3.92%) Go
6 2 (3.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (76.47%) Security Cleared
2 38 (74.51%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.80%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (3.92%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (66.67%) Docker
2 26 (50.98%) Postfix
2 26 (50.98%) Squid
2 26 (50.98%) vCloud
3 13 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
4 7 (13.73%) Hyper-V
4 7 (13.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (13.73%) PowerHA
5 4 (7.84%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.92%) Ceph
6 2 (3.92%) etcd
6 2 (3.92%) flannel
6 2 (3.92%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 51 (100.00%) Puppet
2 40 (78.43%) ZABBIX
3 37 (72.55%) Ansible
4 29 (56.86%) Kubernetes
5 28 (54.90%) logstash
6 27 (52.94%) Docker Swarm
7 26 (50.98%) Kibana
7 26 (50.98%) Rancher
7 26 (50.98%) Terraform
8 23 (45.10%) Packer
9 15 (29.41%) HAProxy
10 14 (27.45%) Consul
11 9 (17.65%) Nessus
11 9 (17.65%) Rundeck
11 9 (17.65%) Tivoli
11 9 (17.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 9 (17.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 9 (17.65%) Zenoss
12 7 (13.73%) SCCM
13 4 (7.84%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 48 (94.12%) VMware
2 35 (68.63%) Sonatype
3 25 (49.02%) Oracle
4 14 (27.45%) AppDynamics
5 13 (25.49%) Vyatta
6 9 (17.65%) IBM
6 9 (17.65%) Red Hat
7 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
7 7 (13.73%) Symantec
8 4 (7.84%) Atlassian
9 2 (3.92%) SAP