The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 507 505 553
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +48
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 59 34 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.073% 0.023%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.16% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 24 12
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £329 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £496 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £320 £425
% change year-on-year
+21.09% -24.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22496 21802 24502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.51% 46.80% 46.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12762 12179 12830
Average daily rate £388 £389 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.39% +2.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1002 1111 1284
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Rackspace
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Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in England

Rackspace
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Rackspace Daily Rate Trend in England

Rackspace
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Rackspace across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Rackspace Daily Rate Histogram in England

Rackspace
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 within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
London +32 42 £456 +1.38% 21
South East -6 3 £350 - 4
South West -22 3 £493 +3.68%
East of England - 1 £388 - 3
West Midlands - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - - 1
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Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 78 (59.54%) Linux
2 75 (57.25%) Puppet
3 71 (54.20%) MySQL
4 69 (52.67%) DevOps
5 62 (47.33%) Opscode Chef
6 54 (41.22%) PHP
7 51 (38.93%) MongoDB
8 50 (38.17%) Ruby
9 48 (36.64%) Apache
10 42 (32.06%) Python
11 41 (31.30%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (29.01%) JavaScript
13 36 (27.48%) NoSQL
14 35 (26.72%) Big Data
14 35 (26.72%) CentOS
15 33 (25.19%) LAMP
16 32 (24.43%) jQuery
16 32 (24.43%) Hadoop
17 31 (23.66%) Subversion
17 31 (23.66%) Web Services
17 31 (23.66%) Red Hat
18 30 (22.90%) Perl
19 29 (22.14%) Nagios
20 28 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
20 28 (21.37%) Jenkins
20 28 (21.37%) Salt
21 27 (20.61%) Rackspace Cloud
21 27 (20.61%) Bash Shell
21 27 (20.61%) TDD
21 27 (20.61%) Java

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 48 (36.64%) Apache
2 21 (16.03%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (9.16%) Node.js
3 12 (9.16%) OpenStack
4 9 (6.87%) Drupal
5 6 (4.58%) nginx
6 5 (3.82%) Apache Solr
7 4 (3.05%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.53%) CMS
8 2 (1.53%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.53%) IIS
8 2 (1.53%) Confluence
8 2 (1.53%) WordPress
8 2 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.76%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.76%) GlassFish
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.61%) Rackspace Cloud
2 26 (19.85%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (9.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (8.40%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (6.87%) Joyent
6 7 (5.34%) GitHub
7 4 (3.05%) Heroku
8 3 (2.29%) SaaS
8 3 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.76%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.87%) SSL
1 9 (6.87%) SSH
2 7 (5.34%) Firewall
3 6 (4.58%) DNS
4 4 (3.05%) VPN
4 4 (3.05%) SAN
5 3 (2.29%) LDAP
5 3 (2.29%) WAN
5 3 (2.29%) VLAN
5 3 (2.29%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.29%) NAS
6 2 (1.53%) LAN
6 2 (1.53%) HTTP
7 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.76%) Packet Switching
7 1 (0.76%) DHCP
7 1 (0.76%) Internet
7 1 (0.76%) MPLS
7 1 (0.76%) Wireless
7 1 (0.76%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (54.20%) MySQL
2 51 (38.93%) MongoDB
3 36 (27.48%) NoSQL
4 35 (26.72%) Big Data
5 32 (24.43%) Hadoop
6 24 (18.32%) Apache Cassandra
7 19 (14.50%) Riak
8 18 (13.74%) Redis
8 18 (13.74%) CouchDB
9 7 (5.34%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
10 2 (1.53%) DB2
10 2 (1.53%) RavenDB
10 2 (1.53%) HBase
11 1 (0.76%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 31 (23.66%) Subversion
2 28 (21.37%) Jenkins
3 24 (18.32%) Git (software)
4 18 (13.74%) Hudson
5 13 (9.92%) RSpec
6 11 (8.40%) Jasmine
7 5 (3.82%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 5 (3.82%) JIRA
8 4 (3.05%) PHPUnit
9 3 (2.29%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.29%) Sublime Text
10 2 (1.53%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.53%) Ant
10 2 (1.53%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.53%) WATIR
10 2 (1.53%) Selenium
10 2 (1.53%) Maven
General
1 12 (9.16%) Finance
2 3 (2.29%) Advertising
3 2 (1.53%) Publishing
3 2 (1.53%) Marketing
4 1 (0.76%) Games
4 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (29.77%) Developer
2 33 (25.19%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (16.03%) Architect
4 20 (15.27%) Administrator
5 18 (13.74%) Systems Administrator
6 15 (11.45%) DevOps Architect
7 14 (10.69%) Lead Architect
8 12 (9.16%) Ruby Developer
9 11 (8.40%) PHP Developer
10 8 (6.11%) Software Engineer
11 7 (5.34%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 5 (3.82%) Linux Administrator
13 4 (3.05%) Linux Engineer
13 4 (3.05%) Drupal Developer
14 3 (2.29%) Node.js Developer
14 3 (2.29%) Python Developer
14 3 (2.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 3 (2.29%) DevOps Administrator
15 2 (1.53%) Infrastructure Architect
15 2 (1.53%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (25.19%) LAMP
2 32 (24.43%) jQuery
3 31 (23.66%) Web Services
4 23 (17.56%) Ruby on Rails
5 22 (16.79%) CSS
6 21 (16.03%) HTML
6 21 (16.03%) XML
7 19 (14.50%) Symfony
8 18 (13.74%) RESTful
9 17 (12.98%) HTML5
9 17 (12.98%) Ajax
10 15 (11.45%) RabbitMQ
10 15 (11.45%) CSS3
11 12 (9.16%) JSON
12 10 (7.63%) AngularJS
13 9 (6.87%) CakePHP
14 8 (6.11%) MCollective
14 8 (6.11%) COM
15 7 (5.34%) REST
15 7 (5.34%) Smarty
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.87%) Open Source
2 7 (5.34%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.05%) Taxonomies
4 3 (2.29%) New Media
4 3 (2.29%) FMCG
5 2 (1.53%) Clustering
5 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.53%) Social Network
5 2 (1.53%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 78 (59.54%) Linux
2 35 (26.72%) CentOS
3 24 (18.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (16.03%) Debian
5 17 (12.98%) UNIX
6 12 (9.16%) Ubuntu
7 6 (4.58%) Windows
8 3 (2.29%) Solaris
8 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.29%) SmartOS
9 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.76%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (52.67%) DevOps
2 41 (31.30%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (20.61%) TDD
5 23 (17.56%) Scrum
6 21 (16.03%) BDD
7 19 (14.50%) E-Commerce
8 12 (9.16%) MVC
8 12 (9.16%) OO
8 12 (9.16%) Software Engineering
9 11 (8.40%) OOP
9 11 (8.40%) Kanban
10 9 (6.87%) Migration
11 8 (6.11%) Performance Testing
11 8 (6.11%) Build Automation
12 7 (5.34%) Data Migration
12 7 (5.34%) Configuration Management
12 7 (5.34%) Project Management
13 6 (4.58%) Content Management
13 6 (4.58%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (41.22%) PHP
2 50 (38.17%) Ruby
3 42 (32.06%) Python
4 38 (29.01%) JavaScript
5 30 (22.90%) Perl
6 27 (20.61%) Java
6 27 (20.61%) Bash Shell
7 11 (8.40%) Scala
8 8 (6.11%) PHP5
9 4 (3.05%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.05%) SQL
10 3 (2.29%) Golang
11 2 (1.53%) C#
12 1 (0.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (2.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.53%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.58%) Varnish
2 4 (3.05%) vCloud
2 4 (3.05%) KVM
3 3 (2.29%) Docker
3 3 (2.29%) NFS
4 2 (1.53%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.76%) Xen
5 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 75 (57.25%) Puppet
2 62 (47.33%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (22.14%) Nagios
4 28 (21.37%) Salt
5 23 (17.56%) ZABBIX
6 19 (14.50%) Cacti
7 8 (6.11%) Ansible
8 5 (3.82%) Vagrant
9 3 (2.29%) Munin
10 2 (1.53%) logstash
11 1 (0.76%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.76%) collectd
11 1 (0.76%) StatsD
Vendors
1 31 (23.66%) Red Hat
2 12 (9.16%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.11%) Yahoo!
4 7 (5.34%) Oracle
5 6 (4.58%) VMware
6 4 (3.05%) New Relic
6 4 (3.05%) SAP
7 3 (2.29%) Zend
7 3 (2.29%) Percona
8 2 (1.53%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.53%) Citrix
8 2 (1.53%) JBoss
8 2 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.76%) HP
9 1 (0.76%) Cisco
9 1 (0.76%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.76%) RightScale
9 1 (0.76%) 3PAR
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