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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 532 520 538
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +18
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 57 57 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.11% 0.069%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.25% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 40 21
Average daily rate
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£450 £525 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £400 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £323
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +55.03%
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
23413 22961 22201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.06% 45.63% 46.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14134 13103 12594
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1002 1014 1025
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £41.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +16 38 £450 -14.28% 16
East of England - 5 £575 -
South East -19 4 £378 - 8
Yorkshire - 4 £475 - 1
North East - 3 £475 - 1
South West -11 2 £325 -34.01% 4
North West - 1 - - 2
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Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 71 (73.96%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (54.17%) Linux
3 49 (51.04%) DevOps
4 40 (41.67%) Puppet
5 37 (38.54%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (37.50%) Ruby
7 29 (30.21%) Python
8 28 (29.17%) OpenStack
9 27 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
10 26 (27.08%) Google
11 25 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (23.96%) Java
12 23 (23.96%) PHP
12 23 (23.96%) MySQL
12 23 (23.96%) Windows
13 21 (21.88%) VMware
13 21 (21.88%) Configuration Management
13 21 (21.88%) Bash Shell
14 19 (19.79%) .NET
14 19 (19.79%) Jenkins
14 19 (19.79%) Ansible
15 18 (18.75%) SQL Server
15 18 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
16 17 (17.71%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (17.71%) Git (software)
17 16 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 16 (16.67%) Open Source
18 15 (15.63%) Perl
18 15 (15.63%) Vagrant
18 15 (15.63%) Google Cloud Platform

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 28 (29.17%) OpenStack
2 14 (14.58%) Apache
3 10 (10.42%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (9.38%) Tomcat
5 7 (7.29%) Confluence
6 6 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (6.25%) CMS
7 5 (5.21%) WebLogic
8 4 (4.17%) IIS
8 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
8 4 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (4.17%) WordPress
9 3 (3.13%) nginx
9 3 (3.13%) Node.js
9 3 (3.13%) SAS
10 2 (2.08%) WebSphere
10 2 (2.08%) Drupal
10 2 (2.08%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 71 (73.96%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (15.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (11.46%) PaaS
6 10 (10.42%) IaaS
7 7 (7.29%) Rackspace Cloud
8 6 (6.25%) SaaS
9 5 (5.21%) Google App Engine
10 3 (3.13%) GitHub
11 2 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (2.08%) Office 365
11 2 (2.08%) Joyent
11 2 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (1.04%) Google Drive
12 1 (1.04%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (1.04%) SoftLayer
12 1 (1.04%) Amazon S3
12 1 (1.04%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.38%) Internet
2 7 (7.29%) VPN
2 7 (7.29%) DNS
3 5 (5.21%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.17%) SMS
5 3 (3.13%) VoIP
5 3 (3.13%) WAN
5 3 (3.13%) SNMP
5 3 (3.13%) LAN
5 3 (3.13%) BIG-IP
5 3 (3.13%) RTSP
5 3 (3.13%) Multicast
5 3 (3.13%) MPLS
5 3 (3.13%) EIGRP
5 3 (3.13%) Firewall
5 3 (3.13%) IPsec
6 2 (2.08%) SAN
7 1 (1.04%) SSH
7 1 (1.04%) SSL
7 1 (1.04%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.96%) MySQL
2 18 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 8 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.21%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.21%) Redis
5 4 (4.17%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.13%) PowerCenter
6 3 (3.13%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.08%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.08%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.04%) RavenDB
8 1 (1.04%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.04%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (19.79%) Jenkins
2 17 (17.71%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.38%) TeamCity
4 7 (7.29%) JIRA
5 5 (5.21%) Subversion
5 5 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (5.21%) RSpec
5 5 (5.21%) Jasmine
6 4 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (4.17%) Selenium
7 3 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (3.13%) FishEye
8 1 (1.04%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.04%) JMeter
General
1 4 (4.17%) Finance
1 4 (4.17%) Publishing
2 3 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (1.04%) Marketing
3 1 (1.04%) German Language
3 1 (1.04%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.04%) Games
3 1 (1.04%) Law
3 1 (1.04%) Advertising
3 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (31.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (17.71%) Architect
3 12 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 11 (11.46%) Infrastructure Architect
5 10 (10.42%) Developer
6 9 (9.38%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Administrator
8 6 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (5.21%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 5 (5.21%) Senior Developer
9 5 (5.21%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.17%) Applications Support
10 4 (4.17%) Security Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.17%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
11 3 (3.13%) Ruby Developer
11 3 (3.13%) NOC Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.13%) Technical Support
11 3 (3.13%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.79%) .NET
2 10 (10.42%) Web Services
3 8 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 8 (8.33%) HTML
4 6 (6.25%) HTML5
5 5 (5.21%) RESTful
5 5 (5.21%) LAMP
6 3 (3.13%) JSF
6 3 (3.13%) J2EE
6 3 (3.13%) Apache Flex
6 3 (3.13%) 802.1X
7 2 (2.08%) Sensu
7 2 (2.08%) Marionette.js
7 2 (2.08%) CSS3
7 2 (2.08%) Backbone.js
7 2 (2.08%) Sass
7 2 (2.08%) JSON
7 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.08%) CSS
8 1 (1.04%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 7 (7.29%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.25%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.17%) Private Cloud
4 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.17%) Social Media
5 3 (3.13%) BBC
5 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.13%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.08%) Statistics
6 2 (2.08%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.04%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.04%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.04%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.04%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 52 (54.17%) Linux
2 23 (23.96%) Windows
3 16 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (13.54%) CentOS
5 9 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (9.38%) Ubuntu
6 8 (8.33%) UNIX
7 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (5.21%) Debian
9 4 (4.17%) Fedora
10 1 (1.04%) Android
10 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (51.04%) DevOps
2 25 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (21.88%) Configuration Management
4 16 (16.67%) Open Source
5 10 (10.42%) Migration
6 9 (9.38%) TDD
7 8 (8.33%) MVC
7 8 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (8.33%) OO
7 8 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 8 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (8.33%) BDD
8 7 (7.29%) Information Security
8 7 (7.29%) Load Balancing
9 6 (6.25%) Scrum
9 6 (6.25%) SOA
9 6 (6.25%) ITIL
10 5 (5.21%) Load Testing
10 5 (5.21%) Kanban
11 4 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 36 (37.50%) Ruby
2 29 (30.21%) Python
3 23 (23.96%) Java
3 23 (23.96%) PHP
4 21 (21.88%) Bash Shell
5 15 (15.63%) Perl
6 13 (13.54%) JavaScript
7 12 (12.50%) PowerShell
8 7 (7.29%) C#
9 6 (6.25%) SQL
10 4 (4.17%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.08%) VB
11 2 (2.08%) C++
12 1 (1.04%) C
12 1 (1.04%) Scala
12 1 (1.04%) Clojure
12 1 (1.04%) Go
12 1 (1.04%) RubyMotion
Qualifications
1 9 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.21%) Degree
3 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.17%) CCNA
4 4 (4.17%) CISSP
4 4 (4.17%) CISM
4 4 (4.17%) CCSA
4 4 (4.17%) JNCIA
5 3 (3.13%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 17 (17.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.29%) Docker
3 6 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.21%) vSphere
5 3 (3.13%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.04%) KVM
6 1 (1.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (41.67%) Puppet
2 37 (38.54%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (19.79%) Ansible
4 15 (15.63%) Vagrant
5 6 (6.25%) Salt
6 5 (5.21%) logstash
7 4 (4.17%) yum
8 2 (2.08%) Mesos
8 2 (2.08%) Nagios
9 1 (1.04%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.04%) WSUS
9 1 (1.04%) SCCM
9 1 (1.04%) SCOM
9 1 (1.04%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.04%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.04%) Graphite
9 1 (1.04%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.04%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 26 (27.08%) Google
2 21 (21.88%) VMware
3 13 (13.54%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.38%) Red Hat
4 9 (9.38%) SaltStack
5 7 (7.29%) Oracle
6 6 (6.25%) Cisco
6 6 (6.25%) Sitecore
7 4 (4.17%) Atlassian
7 4 (4.17%) AppDynamics
7 4 (4.17%) Facebook
7 4 (4.17%) Twitter
8 3 (3.13%) F5
8 3 (3.13%) Splunk
8 3 (3.13%) Informatica
9 2 (2.08%) IBM
10 1 (1.04%) EMC
10 1 (1.04%) BMC
10 1 (1.04%) NetApp
10 1 (1.04%) Apple
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