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 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Rackspace.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 513 524 550
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +26
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 66 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.056% 0.027%
As % of the Vendors category 0.28% 0.12% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 21 10
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £350 £392
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £480 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £350 £500
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
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
23659 22026 23847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.11% 46.08% 46.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 14048 12774 12688
Average daily rate £396 £390 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1158 1062 1250
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

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 22 October 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 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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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 +45 50 £513 +13.88% 19
East Midlands - 8 £550 -
West Midlands - 4 £450 -
South East -11 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
North West - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 1
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Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (64.46%) Puppet
2 75 (61.98%) Opscode Chef
2 75 (61.98%) DevOps
3 63 (52.07%) Linux
4 61 (50.41%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (47.93%) MySQL
6 50 (41.32%) PHP
7 49 (40.50%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (37.19%) MongoDB
8 45 (37.19%) Ruby
9 40 (33.06%) TDD
9 40 (33.06%) Python
10 38 (31.40%) Web Services
11 37 (30.58%) Scrum
12 35 (28.93%) Java
13 33 (27.27%) Apache
13 33 (27.27%) BDD
14 32 (26.45%) Jenkins
15 31 (25.62%) JavaScript
15 31 (25.62%) LAMP
16 30 (24.79%) CentOS
16 30 (24.79%) Salt
17 29 (23.97%) NoSQL
18 28 (23.14%) Amazon AWS
18 28 (23.14%) Red Hat
19 27 (22.31%) Perl
19 27 (22.31%) Subversion
20 26 (21.49%) Bash Shell
20 26 (21.49%) Git (software)
21 24 (19.83%) Big Data

Rackspace
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 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 33 (27.27%) Apache
2 20 (16.53%) OpenStack
3 19 (15.70%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (10.74%) Drupal
5 11 (9.09%) Apache Solr
6 5 (4.13%) nginx
7 3 (2.48%) JBoss
7 3 (2.48%) Node.js
8 2 (1.65%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.65%) IIS
8 2 (1.65%) CMS
9 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.83%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.83%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.83%) WordPress
9 1 (0.83%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (23.14%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (14.88%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (11.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (10.74%) Joyent
5 11 (9.09%) Rackspace Cloud
6 7 (5.79%) GitHub
7 6 (4.96%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (4.13%) Heroku
9 2 (1.65%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.83%) SaaS
10 1 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.96%) Firewall
2 4 (3.31%) WAN
2 4 (3.31%) LDAP
2 4 (3.31%) VPN
2 4 (3.31%) SSL
2 4 (3.31%) SSH
3 3 (2.48%) Internet
3 3 (2.48%) SAN
4 2 (1.65%) iSCSI
4 2 (1.65%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (1.65%) NAS
4 2 (1.65%) AMQP
4 2 (1.65%) MPLS
4 2 (1.65%) DNS
4 2 (1.65%) LAN
4 2 (1.65%) Packet Switching
4 2 (1.65%) VLAN
4 2 (1.65%) Wireless
4 2 (1.65%) IPsec
5 1 (0.83%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (47.93%) MySQL
2 45 (37.19%) MongoDB
3 29 (23.97%) NoSQL
4 24 (19.83%) Big Data
5 23 (19.01%) Apache Cassandra
6 22 (18.18%) Hadoop
7 17 (14.05%) CouchDB
7 17 (14.05%) Riak
8 12 (9.92%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (6.61%) Redis
10 4 (3.31%) SQL Server
10 4 (3.31%) DB2
11 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.65%) HBase
12 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.83%) MarkLogic
13 1 (0.83%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 32 (26.45%) Jenkins
2 27 (22.31%) Subversion
3 26 (21.49%) Git (software)
4 17 (14.05%) Hudson
5 13 (10.74%) RSpec
6 11 (9.09%) PHPUnit
6 11 (9.09%) Jasmine
7 3 (2.48%) JIRA
8 2 (1.65%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.65%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.65%) WATIR
8 2 (1.65%) Selenium
8 2 (1.65%) Ant
8 2 (1.65%) Maven
General
1 10 (8.26%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Marketing
3 4 (3.31%) Advertising
4 3 (2.48%) Publishing
4 3 (2.48%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Electronics
5 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (36.36%) Developer
2 30 (24.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (18.18%) Architect
4 17 (14.05%) DevOps Architect
5 12 (9.92%) Ruby Developer
6 11 (9.09%) Drupal Developer
7 8 (6.61%) Administrator
7 8 (6.61%) Software Engineer
7 8 (6.61%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.96%) Lead Architect
9 5 (4.13%) PHP Developer
9 5 (4.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 3 (2.48%) Linux Administrator
10 3 (2.48%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (2.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.48%) Python Developer
10 3 (2.48%) Node.js Developer
11 2 (1.65%) DevOps Consultant
11 2 (1.65%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (31.40%) Web Services
2 31 (25.62%) LAMP
3 22 (18.18%) HTML
4 20 (16.53%) CSS
5 18 (14.88%) jQuery
6 15 (12.40%) HTML5
6 15 (12.40%) Ruby on Rails
7 14 (11.57%) XML
7 14 (11.57%) Memcached
8 12 (9.92%) RESTful
8 12 (9.92%) CSS3
9 11 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
10 10 (8.26%) AngularJS
11 9 (7.44%) Ajax
11 9 (7.44%) MCollective
11 9 (7.44%) Symfony
12 8 (6.61%) JSON
13 7 (5.79%) REST
14 6 (4.96%) RabbitMQ
14 6 (4.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.70%) Open Source
2 11 (9.09%) Taxonomies
3 7 (5.79%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.48%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.65%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.65%) New Media
6 2 (1.65%) Online Gambling
6 2 (1.65%) Social Network
6 2 (1.65%) Clustering
7 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.83%) DTV
7 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 63 (52.07%) Linux
2 30 (24.79%) CentOS
3 18 (14.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (14.05%) Debian
5 14 (11.57%) UNIX
6 7 (5.79%) Windows
7 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.65%) SmartOS
9 2 (1.65%) Solaris
9 2 (1.65%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.83%) Fedora
10 1 (0.83%) Android
10 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (61.98%) DevOps
2 61 (50.41%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (40.50%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (33.06%) TDD
5 37 (30.58%) Scrum
6 33 (27.27%) BDD
7 21 (17.36%) Configuration Management
8 19 (15.70%) E-Commerce
8 19 (15.70%) Kanban
9 14 (11.57%) Automated Testing
10 13 (10.74%) Software Engineering
11 10 (8.26%) SOA
12 9 (7.44%) OO
12 9 (7.44%) MVC
13 6 (4.96%) OOP
13 6 (4.96%) Migration
14 5 (4.13%) Content Management
15 4 (3.31%) OO PHP
15 4 (3.31%) Load Balancing
15 4 (3.31%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 50 (41.32%) PHP
2 45 (37.19%) Ruby
3 40 (33.06%) Python
4 35 (28.93%) Java
5 31 (25.62%) JavaScript
6 27 (22.31%) Perl
7 26 (21.49%) Bash Shell
8 13 (10.74%) Scala
9 8 (6.61%) SQL
10 6 (4.96%) Shell Script
11 5 (4.13%) PHP5
12 2 (1.65%) Golang
12 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.65%) C#
13 1 (0.83%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.83%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 2 (1.65%) Degree
2 1 (0.83%) CITP
2 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.83%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (9.92%) Varnish
2 6 (4.96%) vCloud
3 5 (4.13%) Docker
4 2 (1.65%) HDFS
4 2 (1.65%) LXC
4 2 (1.65%) KVM
4 2 (1.65%) NFS
5 1 (0.83%) Xen
5 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 78 (64.46%) Puppet
2 75 (61.98%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (24.79%) Salt
4 21 (17.36%) ZABBIX
5 18 (14.88%) Nagios
5 18 (14.88%) Ansible
6 17 (14.05%) Cacti
7 13 (10.74%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.65%) Mesos
9 1 (0.83%) Munin
9 1 (0.83%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.83%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.83%) collectd
9 1 (0.83%) StatsD
9 1 (0.83%) logstash
Vendors
1 28 (23.14%) Red Hat
2 9 (7.44%) Oracle
3 6 (4.96%) SAP
3 6 (4.96%) VMware
4 5 (4.13%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.48%) SaltStack
6 2 (1.65%) New Relic
6 2 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.65%) Citrix
6 2 (1.65%) Cisco
6 2 (1.65%) IBM
6 2 (1.65%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.65%) Google
6 2 (1.65%) Perforce
7 1 (0.83%) Netezza
7 1 (0.83%) HP
7 1 (0.83%) Informatica
7 1 (0.83%) Splunk
7 1 (0.83%) Percona
7 1 (0.83%) 3PAR
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