The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank - 35 -
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - 0.40% -
As % of the Vendors category - 0.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
+48.14% -15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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South Wales

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

Vendors Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
146 117 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 43.98% 46.43% 48.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 75 58
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £250 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.17 £9.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.53% +98.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.17 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £19.17 £26.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Rackspace
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Rackspace Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Rackspace
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Google
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
1 2 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (100.00%) Ansible
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) nginx
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) SSH
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
1 1 (50.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
1 2 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (100.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Google