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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 515 527 529
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 65 31 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.065% 0.036%
As % of the Vendors category 0.28% 0.14% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 26 12
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.67% -5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £338 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -35.00%
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
23262 21920 22222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.60% 46.10% 47.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13976 12781 11849
Average daily rate £388 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1156 1108 1231
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.56 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.43 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +24 53 £475 +11.69% 20
West Midlands - 5 £450 -
Yorkshire - 4 - - 3
East Midlands +3 2 £575 +76.92%
South West - 1 £500 -
East of England - - - - 4
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
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Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 89 (74.17%) DevOps
2 84 (70.00%) Puppet
3 81 (67.50%) Opscode Chef
4 67 (55.83%) Linux
5 62 (51.67%) MySQL
6 55 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (42.50%) PHP
9 44 (36.67%) Python
10 43 (35.83%) MongoDB
11 42 (35.00%) Web Services
12 41 (34.17%) TDD
12 41 (34.17%) Ruby
13 38 (31.67%) Scrum
13 38 (31.67%) Apache
14 36 (30.00%) Java
14 36 (30.00%) LAMP
15 35 (29.17%) Jenkins
16 34 (28.33%) BDD
16 34 (28.33%) Amazon AWS
16 34 (28.33%) Bash Shell
16 34 (28.33%) Salt
17 32 (26.67%) Perl
18 29 (24.17%) Red Hat
18 29 (24.17%) NoSQL
19 28 (23.33%) Big Data
20 27 (22.50%) CentOS
21 26 (21.67%) Hadoop
22 25 (20.83%) Git (software)
23 24 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 38 (31.67%) Apache
2 23 (19.17%) OpenStack
3 21 (17.50%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (12.50%) Drupal
5 12 (10.00%) Apache Solr
6 6 (5.00%) nginx
7 3 (2.50%) JBoss
7 3 (2.50%) CMS
8 2 (1.67%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.67%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.67%) IIS
8 2 (1.67%) WordPress
9 1 (0.83%) Confluence
9 1 (0.83%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.83%) GlassFish
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (28.33%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (19.17%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (9.17%) Joyent
5 7 (5.83%) Rackspace Cloud
6 5 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.50%) Heroku
8 2 (1.67%) SaaS
8 2 (1.67%) PaaS
8 2 (1.67%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.83%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.33%) WAN
1 4 (3.33%) Firewall
2 3 (2.50%) Internet
3 2 (1.67%) MPLS
3 2 (1.67%) VPN
3 2 (1.67%) LDAP
3 2 (1.67%) LAN
3 2 (1.67%) Packet Switching
3 2 (1.67%) Wireless
3 2 (1.67%) IPsec
3 2 (1.67%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (1.67%) AMQP
4 1 (0.83%) MRTG
4 1 (0.83%) SSH
4 1 (0.83%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (51.67%) MySQL
2 43 (35.83%) MongoDB
3 29 (24.17%) NoSQL
4 28 (23.33%) Big Data
5 26 (21.67%) Hadoop
6 24 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 20 (16.67%) CouchDB
7 20 (16.67%) Riak
8 12 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (4.17%) Redis
9 5 (4.17%) SQL Server
9 5 (4.17%) Relational Database
10 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database
10 4 (3.33%) DB2
10 4 (3.33%) RDBMS
11 3 (2.50%) HBase
12 2 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.83%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 35 (29.17%) Jenkins
2 25 (20.83%) Git (software)
3 22 (18.33%) Subversion
4 20 (16.67%) Hudson
5 11 (9.17%) PHPUnit
6 7 (5.83%) RSpec
7 5 (4.17%) Jasmine
8 3 (2.50%) Maven
9 2 (1.67%) WATIR
9 2 (1.67%) Selenium
9 2 (1.67%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.67%) Ant
10 1 (0.83%) JIRA
General
1 10 (8.33%) Finance
1 10 (8.33%) Marketing
2 5 (4.17%) Advertising
3 4 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (0.83%) Publishing
4 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Electronics
4 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (29.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 34 (28.33%) Developer
3 26 (21.67%) Architect
4 20 (16.67%) DevOps Architect
5 12 (10.00%) Drupal Developer
6 9 (7.50%) Software Engineer
7 8 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) Ruby Developer
9 6 (5.00%) Lead Architect
10 5 (4.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (3.33%) Administrator
12 3 (2.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 3 (2.50%) Linux Administrator
12 3 (2.50%) PHP Developer
12 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Architect
12 3 (2.50%) Consultant
12 3 (2.50%) Python Developer
13 2 (1.67%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (35.00%) Web Services
2 36 (30.00%) LAMP
3 15 (12.50%) HTML
4 14 (11.67%) Memcached
5 12 (10.00%) CSS
5 12 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
6 9 (7.50%) Ruby on Rails
6 9 (7.50%) HTML5
6 9 (7.50%) MCollective
7 8 (6.67%) CSS3
8 7 (5.83%) REST
8 7 (5.83%) jQuery
9 6 (5.00%) RESTful
9 6 (5.00%) SOAP
9 6 (5.00%) .NET
9 6 (5.00%) XML
10 4 (3.33%) XSD
10 4 (3.33%) Symfony
10 4 (3.33%) Backbone.js
11 3 (2.50%) Smarty
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.50%) Open Source
2 12 (10.00%) Taxonomies
3 4 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.50%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.67%) Social Network
5 2 (1.67%) Clustering
6 1 (0.83%) DTV
6 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.83%) User Experience
6 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 67 (55.83%) Linux
2 27 (22.50%) CentOS
3 21 (17.50%) Debian
4 17 (14.17%) UNIX
5 12 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (6.67%) Windows
7 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.67%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.83%) Android
9 1 (0.83%) Fedora
9 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (74.17%) DevOps
2 55 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
3 54 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (34.17%) TDD
5 38 (31.67%) Scrum
6 34 (28.33%) BDD
7 24 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 18 (15.00%) E-Commerce
9 16 (13.33%) Kanban
10 14 (11.67%) Automated Testing
11 13 (10.83%) Software Engineering
12 10 (8.33%) SOA
13 8 (6.67%) OO
13 8 (6.67%) MVC
14 5 (4.17%) OOP
14 5 (4.17%) Content Management
15 4 (3.33%) Network Design
15 4 (3.33%) CRM
16 3 (2.50%) Migration
16 3 (2.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (42.50%) PHP
2 44 (36.67%) Python
3 41 (34.17%) Ruby
4 36 (30.00%) Java
5 34 (28.33%) Bash Shell
6 32 (26.67%) Perl
7 15 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 15 (12.50%) Scala
8 8 (6.67%) SQL
9 5 (4.17%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.17%) PHP5
10 4 (3.33%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.67%) C#
11 2 (1.67%) Golang
12 1 (0.83%) PHP4
12 1 (0.83%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 2 (1.67%) Degree
2 1 (0.83%) CITP
2 1 (0.83%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.50%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (10.83%) Varnish
2 4 (3.33%) vCloud
3 3 (2.50%) Docker
4 2 (1.67%) HDFS
5 1 (0.83%) KVM
5 1 (0.83%) Samba
5 1 (0.83%) Xen
5 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 84 (70.00%) Puppet
2 81 (67.50%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (28.33%) Salt
4 23 (19.17%) ZABBIX
5 22 (18.33%) Nagios
6 21 (17.50%) Ansible
7 20 (16.67%) Cacti
8 14 (11.67%) Vagrant
9 4 (3.33%) Mesos
10 2 (1.67%) logstash
11 1 (0.83%) Opsview
11 1 (0.83%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.83%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.83%) collectd
11 1 (0.83%) StatsD
Vendors
1 29 (24.17%) Red Hat
2 9 (7.50%) Oracle
3 8 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.00%) SAP
5 5 (4.17%) SaltStack
6 4 (3.33%) VMware
7 3 (2.50%) Google
8 2 (1.67%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.67%) Splunk
8 2 (1.67%) New Relic
8 2 (1.67%) Cisco
8 2 (1.67%) IBM
8 2 (1.67%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.67%) Citrix
8 2 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.67%) Perforce
9 1 (0.83%) Informatica
9 1 (0.83%) Netezza
9 1 (0.83%) RightScale
9 1 (0.83%) F5
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