The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 518 526 520
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 71 34 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.072% 0.051%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 28 18
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £318 £409
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £463 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22963 21866 21459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.43% 46.22% 47.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13946 12719 11470
Average daily rate £388 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
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 £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1099 1044 1320
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.50 £40.00
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 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +53 62 £475 +18.67% 15
Yorkshire - 5 - -
East Midlands +8 1 £600 +84.61%
South West - 1 £500 -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -
East of England - 1 - -
North West - - - - 4
South East - - - -
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Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 93 (72.66%) Puppet
2 92 (71.88%) DevOps
3 89 (69.53%) Opscode Chef
4 73 (57.03%) Linux
5 70 (54.69%) MySQL
6 65 (50.78%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (46.88%) PHP
7 60 (46.88%) Continuous Integration
8 55 (42.97%) MongoDB
9 54 (42.19%) Python
10 51 (39.84%) Web Services
11 48 (37.50%) Ruby
12 41 (32.03%) Jenkins
13 40 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
13 40 (31.25%) Scrum
14 39 (30.47%) TDD
15 38 (29.69%) Salt
16 36 (28.13%) Apache
17 35 (27.34%) Java
17 35 (27.34%) LAMP
18 34 (26.56%) Perl
18 34 (26.56%) Configuration Management
19 33 (25.78%) Bash Shell
19 33 (25.78%) BDD
20 31 (24.22%) Git (software)
21 30 (23.44%) Open Source
21 30 (23.44%) Red Hat
22 29 (22.66%) NoSQL
23 28 (21.88%) OpenStack
23 28 (21.88%) Ansible

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 36 (28.13%) Apache
2 28 (21.88%) OpenStack
3 24 (18.75%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (13.28%) Drupal
5 13 (10.16%) Apache Solr
6 11 (8.59%) nginx
7 3 (2.34%) JBoss
7 3 (2.34%) CMS
8 2 (1.56%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.56%) Node.js
8 2 (1.56%) WordPress
8 2 (1.56%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.78%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.78%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.78%) Confluence
9 1 (0.78%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (19.53%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (9.38%) Joyent
5 6 (4.69%) Heroku
6 5 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.91%) Rackspace Cloud
7 3 (2.34%) SaaS
7 3 (2.34%) PaaS
7 3 (2.34%) Google App Engine
7 3 (2.34%) GitHub
7 3 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.56%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.03%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.25%) SSL
2 8 (6.25%) HTTP
3 3 (2.34%) WAN
3 3 (2.34%) Internet
3 3 (2.34%) Firewall
4 2 (1.56%) Wireless
4 2 (1.56%) IPsec
4 2 (1.56%) MPLS
4 2 (1.56%) Packet Switching
4 2 (1.56%) VPN
4 2 (1.56%) LDAP
4 2 (1.56%) MRTG
4 2 (1.56%) AMQP
4 2 (1.56%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (0.78%) LAN
5 1 (0.78%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (54.69%) MySQL
2 55 (42.97%) MongoDB
3 29 (22.66%) NoSQL
4 27 (21.09%) Apache Cassandra
5 26 (20.31%) Big Data
6 24 (18.75%) Hadoop
7 20 (15.63%) Riak
7 20 (15.63%) CouchDB
8 17 (13.28%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (4.69%) SQL Server
10 5 (3.91%) Redis
10 5 (3.91%) Relational Database
11 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database
11 4 (3.13%) DB2
11 4 (3.13%) RDBMS
12 3 (2.34%) HBase
13 2 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
14 1 (0.78%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 41 (32.03%) Jenkins
2 31 (24.22%) Git (software)
3 27 (21.09%) Subversion
4 21 (16.41%) Hudson
5 12 (9.38%) PHPUnit
6 4 (3.13%) Maven
7 3 (2.34%) RSpec
8 2 (1.56%) Ant
8 2 (1.56%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.56%) WATIR
9 1 (0.78%) JIRA
9 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.78%) Jasmine
General
1 11 (8.59%) Marketing
2 8 (6.25%) Finance
3 5 (3.91%) Advertising
4 4 (3.13%) Retail
5 2 (1.56%) Publishing
6 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.78%) Electronics
6 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (28.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 30 (23.44%) Developer
3 25 (19.53%) Architect
4 18 (14.06%) DevOps Architect
5 13 (10.16%) Drupal Developer
6 9 (7.03%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 7 (5.47%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Consultant
9 4 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.13%) Administrator
9 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (2.34%) Lead Architect
10 3 (2.34%) Ruby Developer
10 3 (2.34%) Enterprise Architect
10 3 (2.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.34%) Linux Administrator
10 3 (2.34%) Senior Developer
11 2 (1.56%) DevOps Consultant
11 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (39.84%) Web Services
2 35 (27.34%) LAMP
3 16 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
4 13 (10.16%) Memcached
5 11 (8.59%) HTML
6 10 (7.81%) SOAP
7 9 (7.03%) .NET
8 8 (6.25%) MCollective
8 8 (6.25%) CSS
9 6 (4.69%) REST
9 6 (4.69%) RESTful
10 5 (3.91%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (3.91%) jQuery
10 5 (3.91%) HTML5
11 4 (3.13%) XML
11 4 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (3.13%) CSS3
12 3 (2.34%) Symfony
12 3 (2.34%) JSF
12 3 (2.34%) Smarty
Miscellaneous
1 30 (23.44%) Open Source
2 13 (10.16%) Taxonomies
3 4 (3.13%) Digital Media
3 4 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.56%) Social Network
5 1 (0.78%) DataPower
5 1 (0.78%) DTV
5 1 (0.78%) Clustering
5 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.78%) User Experience
5 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 73 (57.03%) Linux
2 26 (20.31%) CentOS
3 21 (16.41%) Debian
4 18 (14.06%) UNIX
5 12 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (6.25%) Windows
7 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.56%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.78%) Android
9 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.78%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (71.88%) DevOps
2 65 (50.78%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (46.88%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (31.25%) Scrum
5 39 (30.47%) TDD
6 34 (26.56%) Configuration Management
7 33 (25.78%) BDD
8 19 (14.84%) Kanban
9 17 (13.28%) E-Commerce
10 15 (11.72%) Automated Testing
11 12 (9.38%) Software Engineering
12 11 (8.59%) SOA
13 8 (6.25%) OO
14 6 (4.69%) Content Management
14 6 (4.69%) MVC
15 4 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
15 4 (3.13%) Network Design
15 4 (3.13%) CRM
15 4 (3.13%) OOP
15 4 (3.13%) Process Architecture
Programming Languages
1 60 (46.88%) PHP
2 54 (42.19%) Python
3 48 (37.50%) Ruby
4 35 (27.34%) Java
5 34 (26.56%) Perl
6 33 (25.78%) Bash Shell
7 15 (11.72%) Scala
8 10 (7.81%) JavaScript
9 9 (7.03%) SQL
10 5 (3.91%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.91%) PHP5
10 5 (3.91%) Golang
11 4 (3.13%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.34%) Haskell
12 3 (2.34%) Erlang
12 3 (2.34%) Clojure
13 1 (0.78%) PHP4
13 1 (0.78%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.56%) Degree
3 1 (0.78%) CITP
3 1 (0.78%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) SLA
1 2 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 14 (10.94%) Varnish
2 8 (6.25%) vCloud
3 5 (3.91%) Docker
4 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.34%) vSphere
5 2 (1.56%) HDFS
6 1 (0.78%) Xen
6 1 (0.78%) Samba
6 1 (0.78%) KVM
Systems Management
1 93 (72.66%) Puppet
2 89 (69.53%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (29.69%) Salt
4 28 (21.88%) Ansible
5 23 (17.97%) ZABBIX
5 23 (17.97%) Nagios
6 20 (15.63%) Cacti
7 18 (14.06%) Vagrant
8 4 (3.13%) Mesos
9 3 (2.34%) logstash
10 2 (1.56%) Opsview
11 1 (0.78%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.78%) cPanel
11 1 (0.78%) Graphite
11 1 (0.78%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.78%) collectd
11 1 (0.78%) StatsD
Vendors
1 30 (23.44%) Red Hat
2 10 (7.81%) Oracle
3 8 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.47%) VMware
5 6 (4.69%) SAP
5 6 (4.69%) Google
6 5 (3.91%) SaltStack
7 4 (3.13%) IBM
8 3 (2.34%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (1.56%) New Relic
9 2 (1.56%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.56%) Perforce
9 2 (1.56%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.56%) Cisco
9 2 (1.56%) Splunk
9 2 (1.56%) Zend
10 1 (0.78%) Netezza
10 1 (0.78%) RightScale
10 1 (0.78%) F5
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