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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 27 July 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 552 567 519
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -48
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 77 48 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.093% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.21% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 39 55
Median daily rate £465 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £555 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £369
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
22428 22853 21885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.95% 44.21% 44.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13969 13791 12367
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 750 998 997
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.31 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% +4.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.86 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Rackspace as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the England region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +12 42 £500 +12.29% 19
South East +8 11 £425 +14.86% 5
East Midlands - 10 £400 - 4
West Midlands - 10 £456 - 1
Yorkshire 0 3 £425 - 3
North West - 2 - - 2
Rackspace
UK

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 127 (94.07%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (67.41%) DevOps
3 80 (59.26%) Opscode Chef
4 77 (57.04%) Linux
5 75 (55.56%) Puppet
6 60 (44.44%) Ruby
7 56 (41.48%) Microsoft Azure
7 56 (41.48%) Ansible
8 47 (34.81%) Python
9 44 (32.59%) Configuration Management
10 40 (29.63%) Web Services
11 37 (27.41%) Java
11 37 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (25.19%) Bash Shell
12 34 (25.19%) OpenStack
13 33 (24.44%) Perl
14 31 (22.96%) Windows
14 31 (22.96%) Open Source
15 27 (20.00%) Jenkins
15 27 (20.00%) Docker
16 26 (19.26%) VMware
17 24 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
17 24 (17.78%) Migration
17 24 (17.78%) MySQL
18 23 (17.04%) Amazon EC2
19 20 (14.81%) TeamCity
20 19 (14.07%) Google
20 19 (14.07%) JavaScript
20 19 (14.07%) Vagrant

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 34 (25.19%) OpenStack
2 9 (6.67%) Apache
3 8 (5.93%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.70%) nginx
5 4 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.96%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.96%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.22%) JBoss
7 2 (1.48%) Confluence
7 2 (1.48%) IIS
8 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.74%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.74%) Magento
2 1 (0.74%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 127 (94.07%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (41.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (17.04%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (11.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (11.11%) IaaS
6 13 (9.63%) Google App Engine
7 11 (8.15%) Amazon S3
8 9 (6.67%) DigitalOcean
8 9 (6.67%) PaaS
9 8 (5.93%) Rackspace Cloud
9 8 (5.93%) SaaS
10 7 (5.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 7 (5.19%) Route 53
11 2 (1.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.48%) Datadog
11 2 (1.48%) Heroku
12 1 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.74%) CloudBees
12 1 (0.74%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.89%) Internet
2 8 (5.93%) NetScaler
2 8 (5.93%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.19%) DNS
3 7 (5.19%) Firewall
4 6 (4.44%) HTTP
4 6 (4.44%) VPN
5 5 (3.70%) SSL
6 4 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.22%) DHCP
8 2 (1.48%) Network Security
8 2 (1.48%) SAN
9 1 (0.74%) AMQP
9 1 (0.74%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (0.74%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.74%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.74%) LAN
9 1 (0.74%) NAS
9 1 (0.74%) SSH
9 1 (0.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.78%) MySQL
2 10 (7.41%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.93%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (5.19%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (5.19%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.70%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.22%) HBase
6 3 (2.22%) MariaDB
6 3 (2.22%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.48%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.48%) Big Data
7 2 (1.48%) MarkLogic
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.74%) Impala
8 1 (0.74%) Redis
8 1 (0.74%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 27 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 20 (14.81%) TeamCity
3 19 (14.07%) Vagrant
4 18 (13.33%) Git (software)
5 12 (8.89%) Travis CI
6 7 (5.19%) Jasmine
6 7 (5.19%) Subversion
7 4 (2.96%) RSpec
8 3 (2.22%) Ant
8 3 (2.22%) JIRA
8 3 (2.22%) JUnit
8 3 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.48%) Burp Suite
9 2 (1.48%) GitLab
9 2 (1.48%) Maven
9 2 (1.48%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.48%) Sinon.JS
10 1 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.74%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (5.93%) Legal
1 8 (5.93%) Retail
2 5 (3.70%) Finance
3 4 (2.96%) Law
3 4 (2.96%) Marketing
3 4 (2.96%) Publishing
4 3 (2.22%) Advertising
5 2 (1.48%) Electronics
5 2 (1.48%) Games
5 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (37.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (20.00%) Architect
3 19 (14.07%) Cloud Engineer
4 14 (10.37%) Technical Architect
5 12 (8.89%) AWS DevOps
5 12 (8.89%) Developer
6 10 (7.41%) AWS Architect
6 10 (7.41%) AWS Engineer
6 10 (7.41%) Cloud Architect
6 10 (7.41%) Digital Architect
6 10 (7.41%) Digital Technical Architect
7 7 (5.19%) Administrator
7 7 (5.19%) Consultant
7 7 (5.19%) Ruby Developer
8 6 (4.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 6 (4.44%) Migration Architect
8 6 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (2.96%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (29.63%) Web Services
2 8 (5.93%) Ruby on Rails
3 6 (4.44%) HTML
4 5 (3.70%) ELK Stack
4 5 (3.70%) LAMP
4 5 (3.70%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (2.22%) .NET
5 3 (2.22%) CSS
5 3 (2.22%) REST
5 3 (2.22%) RESTful
6 2 (1.48%) Django
6 2 (1.48%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.48%) HTML5
6 2 (1.48%) J2EE
6 2 (1.48%) JDBC
6 2 (1.48%) JSON
6 2 (1.48%) Play Framework
6 2 (1.48%) Spring
6 2 (1.48%) XML
7 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.89%) Hybrid Cloud
2 11 (8.15%) Public Cloud
3 8 (5.93%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.44%) Blog
5 5 (3.70%) CESG
5 5 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.96%) Fintech
7 3 (2.22%) Cloud Native
7 3 (2.22%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.48%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.48%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.48%) User Experience
9 1 (0.74%) AS400
9 1 (0.74%) Clustering
9 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.74%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.74%) iPad
9 1 (0.74%) NHS
9 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 77 (57.04%) Linux
2 31 (22.96%) Windows
3 13 (9.63%) CentOS
3 13 (9.63%) Windows Server
3 13 (9.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (9.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (8.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (7.41%) Ubuntu
6 9 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (5.19%) Unix
8 5 (3.70%) Solaris
9 2 (1.48%) Debian
9 2 (1.48%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.74%) Android
10 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.74%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.74%) Fedora
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.74%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (67.41%) DevOps
2 44 (32.59%) Configuration Management
3 37 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (22.96%) Open Source
5 24 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (17.78%) Migration
6 19 (14.07%) Web Operations
7 10 (7.41%) Scrum
7 10 (7.41%) TDD
8 9 (6.67%) ETL
9 8 (5.93%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (5.93%) CRM
9 8 (5.93%) MVC
9 8 (5.93%) Project Management
10 7 (5.19%) Information Security
10 7 (5.19%) ITIL
10 7 (5.19%) Load Balancing
10 7 (5.19%) OO
10 7 (5.19%) Rapid Prototyping
11 6 (4.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (44.44%) Ruby
2 47 (34.81%) Python
3 37 (27.41%) Java
4 34 (25.19%) Bash Shell
5 33 (24.44%) Perl
6 19 (14.07%) JavaScript
7 18 (13.33%) PHP
8 15 (11.11%) PowerShell
9 10 (7.41%) SQL
10 5 (3.70%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.96%) C#
11 4 (2.96%) Go
12 3 (2.22%) RubyMotion
13 2 (1.48%) AWK
13 2 (1.48%) C++
13 2 (1.48%) Korn
13 2 (1.48%) Scala
13 2 (1.48%) sed
14 1 (0.74%) C
14 1 (0.74%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 9 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.93%) Degree
3 3 (2.22%) CISSP
3 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.48%) CCNA
4 2 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.48%) MCSD
5 1 (0.74%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) CCSA
5 1 (0.74%) CISM
5 1 (0.74%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.74%) MCSE
5 1 (0.74%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.67%) QA
2 2 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.74%) COBIT
3 1 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (20.00%) Docker
2 24 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 14 (10.37%) Hyper-V
4 14 (10.37%) vSphere
5 10 (7.41%) XenDesktop
6 9 (6.67%) XenServer
7 4 (2.96%) KVM
8 3 (2.22%) oVirt
9 2 (1.48%) HDFS
9 2 (1.48%) Postfix
10 1 (0.74%) NFS
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.74%) qmail
10 1 (0.74%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.74%) Varnish
10 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 80 (59.26%) Opscode Chef
2 75 (55.56%) Puppet
3 56 (41.48%) Ansible
4 12 (8.89%) Salt
5 8 (5.93%) Nagios
6 5 (3.70%) Kubernetes
6 5 (3.70%) Pingdom
6 5 (3.70%) Terraform
7 4 (2.96%) Grafana
7 4 (2.96%) Kibana
7 4 (2.96%) logstash
8 3 (2.22%) Cobbler
8 3 (2.22%) yum
9 2 (1.48%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.48%) Cacti
9 2 (1.48%) Graphite
9 2 (1.48%) Mesos
10 1 (0.74%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.74%) Munin
10 1 (0.74%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (19.26%) VMware
2 19 (14.07%) Google
3 17 (12.59%) SaltStack
4 14 (10.37%) Red Hat
5 13 (9.63%) Citrix
6 12 (8.89%) Microsoft
7 8 (5.93%) Splunk
8 6 (4.44%) IBM
8 6 (4.44%) Oracle
9 5 (3.70%) Dell
9 5 (3.70%) New Relic
10 4 (2.96%) Barracuda Networks
10 4 (2.96%) Cisco
10 4 (2.96%) hybris
11 3 (2.22%) F5
11 3 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (2.22%) Zend
12 2 (1.48%) SAP
13 1 (0.74%) CommVault
13 1 (0.74%) Hitachi
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