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 25 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 530 519 531
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 62 32 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.067% 0.038%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.15% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 27 13
Average daily rate
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£475 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.60% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £340 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £463 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -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
23219 21845 22662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.63% 46.07% 47.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13966 12723 12037
Average daily rate £388 £395 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +1.93%
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 £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1164 1099 1284
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 £10.54 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
-2.84% -5.86%

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 25 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 25 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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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 +23 52 £475 +5.55% 18
Yorkshire - 4 - - 3
West Midlands - 4 £450 -
East Midlands -2 1 £600 +84.61%
South West - 1 £500 -
East of England - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
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Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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 90 (75.00%) DevOps
2 85 (70.83%) Puppet
3 82 (68.33%) Opscode Chef
4 66 (55.00%) Linux
5 62 (51.67%) MySQL
6 55 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
8 53 (44.17%) PHP
9 45 (37.50%) MongoDB
10 44 (36.67%) Python
11 41 (34.17%) Web Services
12 40 (33.33%) TDD
12 40 (33.33%) Ruby
13 38 (31.67%) LAMP
13 38 (31.67%) Scrum
14 37 (30.83%) Apache
15 36 (30.00%) Jenkins
16 35 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
16 35 (29.17%) Java
17 34 (28.33%) BDD
17 34 (28.33%) Bash Shell
17 34 (28.33%) Salt
18 33 (27.50%) Perl
19 30 (25.00%) Red Hat
20 28 (23.33%) NoSQL
20 28 (23.33%) Big Data
20 28 (23.33%) CentOS
21 26 (21.67%) Hadoop
21 26 (21.67%) Git (software)
22 25 (20.83%) Apache Cassandra

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 37 (30.83%) Apache
2 23 (19.17%) OpenStack
3 22 (18.33%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (13.33%) Drupal
5 13 (10.83%) Apache Solr
6 6 (5.00%) nginx
7 3 (2.50%) CMS
7 3 (2.50%) JBoss
8 2 (1.67%) WordPress
8 2 (1.67%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.67%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.67%) IIS
9 1 (0.83%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.83%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.83%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (10.00%) Joyent
5 7 (5.83%) Rackspace Cloud
6 5 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.50%) SaaS
7 3 (2.50%) PaaS
7 3 (2.50%) Heroku
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%) AMQP
3 2 (1.67%) Cisco PIX
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
4 1 (0.83%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.83%) SSH
4 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.83%) SSL
4 1 (0.83%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (51.67%) MySQL
2 45 (37.50%) MongoDB
3 28 (23.33%) NoSQL
3 28 (23.33%) Big Data
4 26 (21.67%) Hadoop
5 25 (20.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 21 (17.50%) CouchDB
6 21 (17.50%) Riak
7 12 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (4.17%) SQL Server
8 5 (4.17%) Redis
8 5 (4.17%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database
9 4 (3.33%) DB2
9 4 (3.33%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.50%) HBase
11 2 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.83%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 36 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 26 (21.67%) Git (software)
3 23 (19.17%) Subversion
4 21 (17.50%) Hudson
5 12 (10.00%) PHPUnit
6 7 (5.83%) RSpec
7 5 (4.17%) Jasmine
8 3 (2.50%) Maven
9 2 (1.67%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.67%) WATIR
9 2 (1.67%) Ant
10 1 (0.83%) Selenium
10 1 (0.83%) JIRA
General
1 10 (8.33%) Marketing
2 9 (7.50%) Finance
3 5 (4.17%) Advertising
4 4 (3.33%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Electronics
5 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (29.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 33 (27.50%) Developer
3 27 (22.50%) Architect
4 21 (17.50%) DevOps Architect
5 13 (10.83%) Drupal Developer
6 8 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 8 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) Ruby Developer
8 6 (5.00%) Lead Architect
9 5 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) Administrator
10 4 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
11 3 (2.50%) PHP Developer
11 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Architect
11 3 (2.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 3 (2.50%) Linux Administrator
11 3 (2.50%) Consultant
12 2 (1.67%) DevOps Consultant
12 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (34.17%) Web Services
2 38 (31.67%) LAMP
3 15 (12.50%) HTML
4 14 (11.67%) Memcached
5 13 (10.83%) ActiveMQ
6 12 (10.00%) CSS
7 9 (7.50%) Ruby on Rails
7 9 (7.50%) HTML5
8 8 (6.67%) CSS3
8 8 (6.67%) MCollective
9 7 (5.83%) .NET
9 7 (5.83%) REST
9 7 (5.83%) jQuery
10 6 (5.00%) RESTful
10 6 (5.00%) SOAP
11 5 (4.17%) XML
12 4 (3.33%) Backbone.js
12 4 (3.33%) Symfony
13 3 (2.50%) JSF
13 3 (2.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.33%) Open Source
2 13 (10.83%) 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%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) DTV
6 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.83%) User Experience
6 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 66 (55.00%) Linux
2 28 (23.33%) CentOS
3 22 (18.33%) Debian
4 18 (15.00%) UNIX
5 12 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (6.67%) Windows
7 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.67%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.83%) Fedora
9 1 (0.83%) Android
9 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (75.00%) DevOps
2 55 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
3 54 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (33.33%) TDD
5 38 (31.67%) Scrum
6 34 (28.33%) BDD
7 25 (20.83%) Configuration Management
8 19 (15.83%) E-Commerce
9 17 (14.17%) Kanban
10 15 (12.50%) Automated Testing
11 12 (10.00%) Software Engineering
12 10 (8.33%) SOA
13 7 (5.83%) OO
14 6 (5.00%) MVC
14 6 (5.00%) Content Management
15 4 (3.33%) Unit Testing
15 4 (3.33%) CRM
15 4 (3.33%) OOP
15 4 (3.33%) Network Design
16 3 (2.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 53 (44.17%) PHP
2 44 (36.67%) Python
3 40 (33.33%) Ruby
4 35 (29.17%) Java
5 34 (28.33%) Bash Shell
6 33 (27.50%) Perl
7 15 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 14 (11.67%) Scala
9 7 (5.83%) SQL
10 5 (4.17%) PHP5
10 5 (4.17%) PowerShell
11 4 (3.33%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.67%) Golang
13 1 (0.83%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.83%) C#
13 1 (0.83%) PHP4
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 2 (1.67%) QA
1 2 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (11.67%) Varnish
2 4 (3.33%) vCloud
3 3 (2.50%) Docker
4 2 (1.67%) HDFS
5 1 (0.83%) Samba
5 1 (0.83%) Xen
5 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.83%) KVM
Systems Management
1 85 (70.83%) Puppet
2 82 (68.33%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (28.33%) Salt
4 24 (20.00%) ZABBIX
5 23 (19.17%) Nagios
6 22 (18.33%) Ansible
7 21 (17.50%) Cacti
8 14 (11.67%) Vagrant
9 4 (3.33%) Mesos
10 2 (1.67%) logstash
11 1 (0.83%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.83%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.83%) Opsview
11 1 (0.83%) collectd
11 1 (0.83%) StatsD
Vendors
1 30 (25.00%) 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
7 3 (2.50%) IBM
8 2 (1.67%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.67%) Splunk
8 2 (1.67%) New Relic
8 2 (1.67%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.67%) Citrix
8 2 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.67%) Cisco
8 2 (1.67%) Perforce
9 1 (0.83%) Informatica
9 1 (0.83%) Netezza
9 1 (0.83%) F5
9 1 (0.83%) RightScale
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