The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of RightScale products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RightScale over the 3 months to 25 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 RightScale, Inc.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RightScale
UK
Rank 590 642 621
Rank change year-on-year +52 -21  
Contract jobs citing RightScale 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Vendors category 0.015% 0.009% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £650 - £431
90% offered a daily rate of more than £570 - £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 - £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 - £431
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

RightScale 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 20016 23252 23937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.19% 43.70% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12337 14081 13513
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £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 719 804 1001
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 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

RightScale
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RightScale in the UK

RightScale
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RightScale in the UK

RightScale
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RightScale over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RightScale in the UK

RightScale
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RightScale within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 - 3 £650 - 2
London - 2 £675 - 2
Manchester - 1 £550 -
North West - 1 £550 -

RightScale
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RightScale 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 RightScale.

1 7 (100.00%) DNS
1 7 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 7 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (85.71%) DevOps
3 5 (71.43%) DHCP
3 5 (71.43%) CentOS
3 5 (71.43%) Puppet
3 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
3 5 (71.43%) QA
3 5 (71.43%) Network Security
3 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
3 5 (71.43%) Configuration Management
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Dell
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (28.57%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (28.57%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (28.57%) IaaS
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby

RightScale
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 (28.57%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (28.57%) Bluemix
2 2 (28.57%) IaaS
2 2 (28.57%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (28.57%) PaaS
2 2 (28.57%) SaaS
2 2 (28.57%) SoftLayer
2 2 (28.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) DNS
2 5 (71.43%) DHCP
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (14.29%) AWS Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
1 2 (28.57%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (28.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) CentOS
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (85.71%) DevOps
3 5 (71.43%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) Auto-Scaling
4 2 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) IT Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) Ruby
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) Puppet
2 2 (28.57%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 2 (28.57%) Dell
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) VMware