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 19 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 122 130 145
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +15
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.041% 0.039% 0.032%
As % of the Vendors category 0.089% 0.078% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+47.28% +7.50%
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
1120 1282 1639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 45.64% 49.69% 52.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 509 551
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 51 50
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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
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 19 September 2014. 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
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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
Maidenhead +3 1 - -
Rackspace
South East

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) ActionScript
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Flash
1 1 (100.00%) RSS
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) CMS
1 1 (100.00%) XML-RPC
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Joomla!
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) CodeIgniter
1 1 (100.00%) PHP5
1 1 (100.00%) PHP4
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) CMS
1 1 (100.00%) Joomla!
1 1 (100.00%) WordPress
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Flash
1 1 (100.00%) RSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML-RPC
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) CodeIgniter
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Yii
1 1 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
1 1 (100.00%) Android Development
1 1 (100.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) ActionScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP5
1 1 (100.00%) PHP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA