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 June 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.

RightScale
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 584 651 634
Rank change year-on-year +67 -17  
Contract jobs citing RightScale 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Vendors category 0.015% 0.004% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £550 £475 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.78% +14.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £475 £415
% change year-on-year +15.78% +14.45%  
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 20268 23841 24920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.79% 44.93% 44.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12304 14686 14597
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 703 813 1122
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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
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 June 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 +49 3 £550 +15.78%
North West +28 2 £550 +15.78%
Manchester - 2 £550 -
London - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 6 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (83.33%) Load Balancing
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) DevOps
3 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 4 (66.67%) Puppet
4 3 (50.00%) Ruby
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (50.00%) QA
4 3 (50.00%) Network Security
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) CentOS
4 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) Java
4 3 (50.00%) ETL
4 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) PaaS
4 3 (50.00%) Bluemix
4 3 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (50.00%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (33.33%) IT Strategy
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (33.33%) vRealize
5 2 (33.33%) IaaS

RightScale
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 3 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (50.00%) Bluemix
2 3 (50.00%) IBM Cloud
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (50.00%) PaaS
3 2 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (33.33%) IaaS
3 2 (33.33%) SaaS
3 2 (33.33%) SoftLayer
3 2 (33.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (16.67%) Force.com
4 1 (16.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) DHCP
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Cloud Architect
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) AWS Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Azure Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) CentOS
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) DevOps
1 5 (83.33%) Load Balancing
2 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (50.00%) ETL
3 2 (33.33%) Auto-Scaling
3 2 (33.33%) IT Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) IT Audit
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Ruby
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Puppet
2 2 (33.33%) vRealize
3 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Dell
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Splunk