The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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 Rackspace.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 126 135 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.080% 0.035% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.073% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £500 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £306 £400
% change year-on-year
+46.93% -23.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Rackspace
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1305 1372 1328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 52.24% 48.58% 49.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 697 626
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 45 58
Average hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £16.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £39.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Rackspace
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Rackspace across the Berkshire region.

Rackspace Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Rackspace
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 1 £500 -
Reading - 1 £500 -
Rackspace
South East

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Rackspace also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Rackspace.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Python
4 2 (40.00%) IBM
4 2 (40.00%) C++
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) PHP
4 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 2 (40.00%) MySQL
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) Ruby
4 2 (40.00%) Google
4 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) Nagios
4 2 (40.00%) Unix
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Solaris
4 2 (40.00%) LAMP
4 2 (40.00%) Puppet
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (40.00%) Ansible
4 2 (40.00%) Docker

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Rackspace also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Rackspace. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Pig
2 1 (20.00%) Confluence
2 1 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) JBoss
2 1 (20.00%) nginx
2 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (40.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (40.00%) Google Compute Engine
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) SoftLayer
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon S3
3 1 (20.00%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Asterisk PBX
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (20.00%) NAS
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Ant
2 1 (20.00%) CruiseControl
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (20.00%) Serena SBM
2 1 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (20.00%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Cloud Architect
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) LAMP
2 1 (20.00%) ELK Stack
2 1 (20.00%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
1 1 (20.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Solaris
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) CentOS
3 1 (20.00%) Debian
3 1 (20.00%) Fedora
3 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Delphi
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Docker
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) KVM
2 1 (20.00%) NFS
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (20.00%) Postfix
2 1 (20.00%) qmail
2 1 (20.00%) Sendmail
2 1 (20.00%) Varnish
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Ansible
1 2 (40.00%) Nagios
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (20.00%) Bacula
2 1 (20.00%) Cacti
2 1 (20.00%) cPanel
2 1 (20.00%) Grafana
2 1 (20.00%) Graphite
2 1 (20.00%) Kibana
2 1 (20.00%) logstash
2 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (20.00%) Plesk
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (20.00%) Salt
2 1 (20.00%) Scalr
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (20.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Google
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) AppDynamics
2 1 (20.00%) ATG
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) CommVault
2 1 (20.00%) Hitachi
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) Perforce
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) Seapine
2 1 (20.00%) Serena
2 1 (20.00%) Splunk
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec