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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 517 521 535
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +14
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 63 59 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.13% 0.081%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.28% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 43 27
Average daily rate £450 £451 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £328 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £645 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £538 £425
% change year-on-year
-35.81% +26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Rackspace
UK

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
20222 21084 20149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 42.85% 45.74% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12248 12496 11397
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 815 899 900
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 2016.

Rackspace Daily Rate Histogram in England

Rackspace
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Rackspace across the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Rackspace Hourly 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 50 £475 +5.43% 14
South East +10 10 £330 -49.23% 7
Yorkshire -11 3 £413 -
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Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 98 (86.73%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (68.14%) Linux
3 55 (48.67%) Opscode Chef
4 53 (46.90%) Puppet
5 51 (45.13%) DevOps
6 44 (38.94%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (36.28%) Windows
7 41 (36.28%) VMware
8 35 (30.97%) Ruby
8 35 (30.97%) VMware Infrastructure
9 34 (30.09%) Open Source
10 32 (28.32%) Ansible
10 32 (28.32%) Python
11 31 (27.43%) Microsoft Azure
12 28 (24.78%) Git (software)
13 27 (23.89%) Web Services
13 27 (23.89%) MySQL
14 26 (23.01%) Jenkins
15 25 (22.12%) Bash Shell
15 25 (22.12%) Microsoft
15 25 (22.12%) Configuration Management
16 24 (21.24%) PHP
16 24 (21.24%) PaaS
17 23 (20.35%) IaaS
17 23 (20.35%) Java
18 22 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (19.47%) Docker
18 22 (19.47%) OpenStack
19 19 (16.81%) Google
20 18 (15.93%) Web Operations

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 22 (19.47%) OpenStack
2 16 (14.16%) IIS
3 12 (10.62%) Confluence
4 10 (8.85%) Tomcat
5 8 (7.08%) nginx
6 7 (6.19%) Apache
7 6 (5.31%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (5.31%) Node.js
7 6 (5.31%) WebSphere
8 5 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (4.42%) MS Exchange
9 4 (3.54%) Drupal
9 4 (3.54%) WordPress
10 3 (2.65%) Apache Spark
11 2 (1.77%) Apache Pig
11 2 (1.77%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.88%) CMS
12 1 (0.88%) Joomla!
Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.77%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 98 (86.73%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (27.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (21.24%) PaaS
4 23 (20.35%) IaaS
5 13 (11.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (10.62%) SaaS
7 9 (7.96%) Rackspace Cloud
7 9 (7.96%) SoftLayer
8 6 (5.31%) Google Compute Engine
9 5 (4.42%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (4.42%) Google App Engine
10 4 (3.54%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (3.54%) GitHub
11 3 (2.65%) Heroku
12 2 (1.77%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.88%) Joyent
13 1 (0.88%) Office 365
13 1 (0.88%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.16%) TCP/IP
2 12 (10.62%) Internet
3 11 (9.73%) Firewall
4 7 (6.19%) HTTP
4 7 (6.19%) SSL
5 5 (4.42%) DNS
6 4 (3.54%) VPN
7 2 (1.77%) BGP
7 2 (1.77%) EIGRP
7 2 (1.77%) IPsec
7 2 (1.77%) LDAP
7 2 (1.77%) MPLS
7 2 (1.77%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.77%) OSPF
7 2 (1.77%) SAN
7 2 (1.77%) SMTP
7 2 (1.77%) SNMP
7 2 (1.77%) VLAN
7 2 (1.77%) VRRP
7 2 (1.77%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (23.89%) MySQL
2 14 (12.39%) MongoDB
3 12 (10.62%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
5 8 (7.08%) Redis
6 4 (3.54%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (2.65%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.77%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.77%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.88%) HBase
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (24.78%) Git (software)
2 26 (23.01%) Jenkins
3 12 (10.62%) Vagrant
4 11 (9.73%) JIRA
5 10 (8.85%) Subversion
6 8 (7.08%) Selenium
7 5 (4.42%) NUnit
8 4 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (3.54%) Cucumber
8 4 (3.54%) FishEye
8 4 (3.54%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.65%) JMeter
9 3 (2.65%) Maven
9 3 (2.65%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.77%) Ant
10 2 (1.77%) Mocha
10 2 (1.77%) RSpec
10 2 (1.77%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.77%) The Grinder
General
1 10 (8.85%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Games
2 6 (5.31%) Law
2 6 (5.31%) Publishing
3 5 (4.42%) Retail
4 4 (3.54%) Marketing
5 3 (2.65%) Legal
6 2 (1.77%) Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (29.20%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (15.04%) Architect
3 10 (8.85%) Cloud Engineer
3 10 (8.85%) Developer
4 9 (7.96%) Security Engineer
4 9 (7.96%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (7.08%) Cloud Architect
5 8 (7.08%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 8 (7.08%) Senior Security Engineer
5 8 (7.08%) Support Engineer
5 8 (7.08%) Technical Architect
6 7 (6.19%) AWS Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 6 (5.31%) Administrator
7 6 (5.31%) Analyst
7 6 (5.31%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.31%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.31%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.31%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.89%) Web Services
2 12 (10.62%) .NET
2 12 (10.62%) CSS
3 9 (7.96%) HTML
4 8 (7.08%) jQuery
5 6 (5.31%) LEMP Stack
6 5 (4.42%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.42%) LAMP
6 5 (4.42%) SOAP
7 4 (3.54%) ELK Stack
7 4 (3.54%) HTML5
8 3 (2.65%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.77%) COM
9 2 (1.77%) Ember.js
9 2 (1.77%) Middleware
9 2 (1.77%) React
9 2 (1.77%) RESTful
9 2 (1.77%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.88%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Digital Media
2 5 (4.42%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (4.42%) User Experience
3 4 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.54%) Clustering
3 4 (3.54%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.54%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.77%) Blog
4 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.77%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.77%) Replication
5 1 (0.88%) CESG
5 1 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) Fintech
5 1 (0.88%) Statistics
5 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 77 (68.14%) Linux
2 41 (36.28%) Windows
3 11 (9.73%) Windows Server
4 10 (8.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (7.96%) Unix
5 9 (7.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (5.31%) CentOS
7 6 (5.31%) Ubuntu
8 5 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.54%) Debian
9 4 (3.54%) Fedora
9 4 (3.54%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.54%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (45.13%) DevOps
2 44 (38.94%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (30.09%) Open Source
4 25 (22.12%) Configuration Management
5 22 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (15.93%) Web Operations
7 13 (11.50%) Scrum
8 11 (9.73%) Migration
9 9 (7.96%) TDD
10 8 (7.08%) E-Commerce
10 8 (7.08%) Information Security
11 7 (6.19%) Automated Testing
11 7 (6.19%) Load Balancing
11 7 (6.19%) OO
12 6 (5.31%) Data Management
12 6 (5.31%) Web Development
13 5 (4.42%) Kanban
13 5 (4.42%) Operations Management
13 5 (4.42%) Project Planning
13 5 (4.42%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (30.97%) Ruby
2 32 (28.32%) Python
3 25 (22.12%) Bash Shell
4 24 (21.24%) PHP
5 23 (20.35%) Java
6 16 (14.16%) Perl
7 12 (10.62%) JavaScript
8 11 (9.73%) PowerShell
9 7 (6.19%) SQL
10 5 (4.42%) C#
11 4 (3.54%) C++
11 4 (3.54%) Scala
11 4 (3.54%) VB
12 2 (1.77%) Go
12 2 (1.77%) Groovy
12 2 (1.77%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (11.50%) CCNA
1 13 (11.50%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (7.96%) CCSA
2 9 (7.96%) CISM
2 9 (7.96%) CISSP
2 9 (7.96%) JNCIA
3 8 (7.08%) MCSA
3 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.31%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.54%) MCITP
5 4 (3.54%) MCP
5 4 (3.54%) MCSE
5 4 (3.54%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.85%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (30.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (19.47%) Docker
3 10 (8.85%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.08%) vSphere
5 6 (5.31%) Xen
6 5 (4.42%) KVM
7 4 (3.54%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.77%) Active Directory
8 2 (1.77%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.88%) HDFS
9 1 (0.88%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 55 (48.67%) Opscode Chef
2 53 (46.90%) Puppet
3 32 (28.32%) Ansible
4 9 (7.96%) Salt
5 5 (4.42%) Nagios
5 5 (4.42%) SCCM
5 5 (4.42%) WSUS
6 4 (3.54%) Cacti
6 4 (3.54%) Kubernetes
6 4 (3.54%) logstash
6 4 (3.54%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (3.54%) Mesos
6 4 (3.54%) NetBackup
6 4 (3.54%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (3.54%) SCOM
6 4 (3.54%) yum
7 2 (1.77%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.88%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.88%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.88%) Graphite
Vendors
1 41 (36.28%) VMware
2 25 (22.12%) Microsoft
3 19 (16.81%) Google
4 11 (9.73%) Oracle
5 9 (7.96%) SaltStack
6 8 (7.08%) Cisco
6 8 (7.08%) Red Hat
7 6 (5.31%) Sybase
8 5 (4.42%) EPiServer
8 5 (4.42%) Splunk
9 4 (3.54%) CommVault
9 4 (3.54%) McAfee
9 4 (3.54%) Symantec
10 3 (2.65%) Atlassian
10 3 (2.65%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.65%) hybris
11 2 (1.77%) Brocade
11 2 (1.77%) F5
11 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.77%) Vyatta
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