The table below looks at the statistics for Rackspace Cloud skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace Cloud over the 3 months to 22 October 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace Cloud
Rank 577 547 562
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +15
Contract jobs citing Rackspace Cloud 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.008% 0.004%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.10% 0.33% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Rackspace Cloud
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1910 1222 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.64% 2.56% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1240 792 376
Average daily rate £425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 17
Average hourly rate £21.56 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.20% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £46.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -41.66%

Rackspace Cloud
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Rackspace Cloud Jobs Demand Trend in England

Rackspace Cloud
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Rackspace Cloud Daily Rate Trend in England

Rackspace Cloud
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace Cloud within the England region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
London +17 1 £450 +28.57% 4
South East - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Rackspace Cloud
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Rackspace Cloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Rackspace Cloud 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 Cloud.

1 11 (100.00%) Rackspace
2 8 (72.73%) jQuery
2 8 (72.73%) PHP
2 8 (72.73%) MySQL
2 8 (72.73%) Symfony
3 5 (45.45%) Ajax
3 5 (45.45%) Subversion
3 5 (45.45%) XML
3 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Apache
3 5 (45.45%) RESTful
3 5 (45.45%) CentOS
3 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
4 4 (36.36%) SSL
4 4 (36.36%) SSH
4 4 (36.36%) JSON
4 4 (36.36%) CakePHP
5 3 (27.27%) PHP5
5 3 (27.27%) OO
5 3 (27.27%) Project Management
5 3 (27.27%) Smarty
5 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 3 (27.27%) OO PHP
5 3 (27.27%) DevOps
5 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) Amazon EC2

Rackspace Cloud
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Rackspace Cloud 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 Cloud. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (45.45%) Apache
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) SSL
1 4 (36.36%) SSH
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) MySQL
2 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Subversion
2 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) PHP Developer
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) jQuery
1 8 (72.73%) Symfony
2 5 (45.45%) Ajax
2 5 (45.45%) XML
2 5 (45.45%) RESTful
3 4 (36.36%) JSON
3 4 (36.36%) CakePHP
4 3 (27.27%) Smarty
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
1 5 (45.45%) CentOS
1 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) OO
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) OO PHP
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) OOP
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Kanban
3 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) PHP
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) PHP5
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) Python
5 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Rackspace
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
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