The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Percona products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Percona over the 3 months to 23 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Percona, Inc.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Percona
UK
Rank 594 627 591
Rank change year-on-year +33 -36  
Contract jobs citing Percona 5 1 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.002% 0.057%
As % of the Vendors category 0.025% 0.004% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 12
Median daily rate £400 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £400 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £600
% change year-on-year - -33.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Percona is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19754 23040 23661
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.17% 43.62% 45.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12176 13939 13362
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 713 798 980
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.99 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Percona
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Percona as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Percona in the UK

Percona
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Percona in the UK

Percona
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Percona over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Percona in the UK

Percona
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Percona within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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
London - 5 £400 - 1
England - 5 £400 - 4
City of London - 1 £463 -

Percona
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Percona 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 Percona.

1 16 (100.00%) MySQL
2 11 (68.75%) Linux
2 11 (68.75%) MariaDB
3 10 (62.50%) Galera Cluster
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
5 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
6 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
6 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
6 5 (31.25%) Replication
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Optimisation
7 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (25.00%) LAMP
8 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
8 3 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
8 3 (18.75%) Python
8 3 (18.75%) Oracle
8 3 (18.75%) Patch Management
9 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
9 2 (12.50%) Ansible
9 2 (12.50%) Apache
9 2 (12.50%) Perl
9 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (12.50%) Ruby
9 2 (12.50%) Google
9 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (12.50%) Redis
9 2 (12.50%) Analytics

Percona
Top Related 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 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (6.25%) Jetty
2 1 (6.25%) nginx
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) MySQL
2 11 (68.75%) MariaDB
3 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
4 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
4 2 (12.50%) Redis
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) DBA
2 11 (68.75%) MySQL DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) MySQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Change and Configuration Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Change and Release Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Change Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Lead DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Release and Configuration Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Release Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) LAMP
2 1 (6.25%) Kafka
2 1 (6.25%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) CMDB
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) CentOS
2 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Debian
3 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Optimisation
3 3 (18.75%) Patch Management
3 3 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
4 2 (12.50%) Analytics
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Full Text Search
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Release Management
5 1 (6.25%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
3 3 (18.75%) Python
4 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) Ruby
5 1 (6.25%) PHP
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Gluster
2 1 (6.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) Galera Cluster
2 2 (12.50%) Ansible
3 1 (6.25%) HAProxy
3 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
3 1 (6.25%) Nagios
3 1 (6.25%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) Apple
4 1 (6.25%) Veritas