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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 556 578 549
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -29
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 68 45 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.085% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.20% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 36 50
Median daily rate £501 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.36% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £363 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £681 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £463 £488
% change year-on-year
-13.51% -5.12%
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
22151 22748 23930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.73% 43.21% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13693 13689 13802
Median daily rate £420 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 795 979 1132
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.98 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -4.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +24 37 £550 +15.78% 12
East Midlands 0 11 £400 -11.11%
South East +21 9 £500 +56.32% 2
North West +16 4 £450 +20.00%
North East -17 4 £300 -36.84%
Yorkshire +12 2 £525 +10.52% 2
South West - 1 - -
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Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 126 (85.14%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (66.22%) DevOps
3 83 (56.08%) Linux
4 79 (53.38%) Opscode Chef
5 68 (45.95%) Puppet
5 68 (45.95%) Ruby
6 62 (41.89%) Python
7 60 (40.54%) Ansible
8 59 (39.86%) Microsoft Azure
9 44 (29.73%) Web Services
9 44 (29.73%) Configuration Management
10 41 (27.70%) Java
11 40 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (22.97%) Jenkins
13 33 (22.30%) Bash Shell
13 33 (22.30%) Open Source
14 31 (20.95%) Windows
15 29 (19.59%) Perl
16 28 (18.92%) MySQL
16 28 (18.92%) OpenStack
17 25 (16.89%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (16.89%) VMware
17 25 (16.89%) Vagrant
18 24 (16.22%) Docker
19 22 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
19 22 (14.86%) Amazon EC2
19 22 (14.86%) PHP
20 21 (14.19%) Migration
20 21 (14.19%) Git (software)
20 21 (14.19%) Google

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 28 (18.92%) OpenStack
2 13 (8.78%) Apache
2 13 (8.78%) Tomcat
3 10 (6.76%) nginx
4 7 (4.73%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (4.05%) CMS
5 6 (4.05%) Joomla!
5 6 (4.05%) WordPress
6 3 (2.03%) IIS
7 2 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.68%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.68%) Confluence
8 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.68%) Jetty
8 1 (0.68%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.35%) MS Project
2 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.68%) Magento
2 1 (0.68%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 126 (85.14%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (39.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (14.86%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (10.81%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (10.81%) IaaS
5 13 (8.78%) DigitalOcean
5 13 (8.78%) Google App Engine
6 11 (7.43%) Rackspace Cloud
7 10 (6.76%) Amazon S3
8 7 (4.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 7 (4.73%) Route 53
9 6 (4.05%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (3.38%) PaaS
11 3 (2.03%) GitHub
11 3 (2.03%) SaaS
12 2 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (1.35%) Datadog
12 2 (1.35%) Google Analytics
12 2 (1.35%) Heroku
12 2 (1.35%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.11%) SSL
2 11 (7.43%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.76%) DNS
3 10 (6.76%) HTTP
4 9 (6.08%) Internet
5 8 (5.41%) NetScaler
6 7 (4.73%) VPN
7 6 (4.05%) Intranet
8 5 (3.38%) Firewall
9 3 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.03%) DHCP
10 2 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.35%) LAN
11 1 (0.68%) AMQP
11 1 (0.68%) Network Security
11 1 (0.68%) OpenVPN
11 1 (0.68%) SAN
11 1 (0.68%) VLAN
11 1 (0.68%) VoIP
11 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (18.92%) MySQL
2 15 (10.14%) MongoDB
3 12 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.73%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (4.05%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.38%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.03%) HBase
7 3 (2.03%) MariaDB
7 3 (2.03%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.35%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.35%) Big Data
8 2 (1.35%) DataStage
8 2 (1.35%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.68%) Impala
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.68%) Power BI
9 1 (0.68%) Redis
9 1 (0.68%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 34 (22.97%) Jenkins
2 25 (16.89%) Vagrant
3 21 (14.19%) Git (software)
4 15 (10.14%) TeamCity
5 13 (8.78%) Travis CI
6 10 (6.76%) Subversion
7 3 (2.03%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.35%) GitLab
8 2 (1.35%) JIRA
8 2 (1.35%) RSpec
9 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.68%) GoCD
9 1 (0.68%) JUnit
9 1 (0.68%) Maven
9 1 (0.68%) Mockito
9 1 (0.68%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (8.11%) Legal
2 8 (5.41%) Marketing
2 8 (5.41%) Retail
3 4 (2.70%) Advertising
3 4 (2.70%) Finance
4 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.35%) Electronics
5 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Law
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 59 (39.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (18.24%) Architect
3 25 (16.89%) AWS DevOps
4 24 (16.22%) AWS Engineer
5 15 (10.14%) Cloud Engineer
6 12 (8.11%) Developer
6 12 (8.11%) Technical Architect
7 11 (7.43%) Administrator
7 11 (7.43%) AWS Architect
7 11 (7.43%) Cloud Architect
7 11 (7.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 10 (6.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 10 (6.76%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (6.08%) Digital Architect
9 9 (6.08%) Digital Technical Architect
10 8 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (4.05%) Consultant
12 6 (4.05%) Migration Architect
13 5 (3.38%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (29.73%) Web Services
2 10 (6.76%) LEMP Stack
3 8 (5.41%) ELK Stack
3 8 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (4.05%) HTML
5 4 (2.70%) LAMP
5 4 (2.70%) REST
6 3 (2.03%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.03%) React
7 2 (1.35%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.35%) CSS
7 2 (1.35%) Django
7 2 (1.35%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.35%) HTML5
7 2 (1.35%) JSON
7 2 (1.35%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (1.35%) Node.js
7 2 (1.35%) Play Framework
7 2 (1.35%) RESTful
7 2 (1.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.84%) Public Cloud
2 13 (8.78%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (5.41%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.73%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.05%) Driving Licence
5 6 (4.05%) Private Cloud
6 5 (3.38%) Blog
6 5 (3.38%) CESG
7 4 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.70%) Statistics
8 2 (1.35%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.35%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.35%) Fintech
9 1 (0.68%) BBC
9 1 (0.68%) Clustering
9 1 (0.68%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.68%) FMCG
9 1 (0.68%) iPad
9 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 83 (56.08%) Linux
2 31 (20.95%) Windows
3 18 (12.16%) CentOS
4 17 (11.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (10.81%) Windows Server
6 12 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (7.43%) Ubuntu
7 11 (7.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.70%) Unix
9 1 (0.68%) Android
9 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.68%) Debian
9 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.68%) Solaris
9 1 (0.68%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (66.22%) DevOps
2 44 (29.73%) Configuration Management
3 40 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (22.30%) Open Source
5 25 (16.89%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (14.19%) Migration
7 18 (12.16%) Web Operations
8 12 (8.11%) ITIL
9 11 (7.43%) Load Balancing
10 10 (6.76%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (6.76%) TDD
11 9 (6.08%) Build Automation
11 9 (6.08%) ETL
12 8 (5.41%) Process Architecture
12 8 (5.41%) Project Management
13 7 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (4.73%) High Availability
13 7 (4.73%) Regression Testing
13 7 (4.73%) Scrum
14 6 (4.05%) OO
Programming Languages
1 68 (45.95%) Ruby
2 62 (41.89%) Python
3 41 (27.70%) Java
4 33 (22.30%) Bash Shell
5 29 (19.59%) Perl
6 22 (14.86%) PHP
7 18 (12.16%) JavaScript
8 15 (10.14%) PowerShell
9 10 (6.76%) SQL
10 5 (3.38%) Go
11 3 (2.03%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.35%) Jython
12 2 (1.35%) Scala
13 1 (0.68%) C#
13 1 (0.68%) C++
13 1 (0.68%) RubyMotion
Qualifications
1 13 (8.78%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.11%) Degree
3 9 (6.08%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.38%) MCSD
4 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.35%) CISSP
6 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.68%) CCDP
6 1 (0.68%) CCIE
6 1 (0.68%) CCNA
6 1 (0.68%) CCNP
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.76%) QA
2 7 (4.73%) SLA
3 4 (2.70%) COBIT
4 2 (1.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (16.22%) Docker
2 22 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (10.81%) Active Directory
4 15 (10.14%) Hyper-V
5 13 (8.78%) vSphere
6 10 (6.76%) XenDesktop
7 8 (5.41%) XenServer
8 3 (2.03%) KVM
8 3 (2.03%) oVirt
8 3 (2.03%) Xen
9 2 (1.35%) HDFS
9 2 (1.35%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 79 (53.38%) Opscode Chef
2 68 (45.95%) Puppet
3 60 (40.54%) Ansible
4 15 (10.14%) Terraform
5 13 (8.78%) Salt
6 9 (6.08%) Nagios
7 7 (4.73%) Grafana
7 7 (4.73%) Kibana
7 7 (4.73%) logstash
7 7 (4.73%) Packer
8 5 (3.38%) Kubernetes
8 5 (3.38%) Pingdom
9 4 (2.70%) ZABBIX
10 3 (2.03%) Cobbler
10 3 (2.03%) yum
11 2 (1.35%) OpenNMS
11 2 (1.35%) Zenoss
12 1 (0.68%) Ambari
12 1 (0.68%) Cacti
12 1 (0.68%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 25 (16.89%) VMware
2 21 (14.19%) Google
3 19 (12.84%) SaltStack
4 18 (12.16%) Microsoft
5 16 (10.81%) Red Hat
6 12 (8.11%) Citrix
7 10 (6.76%) New Relic
8 8 (5.41%) Splunk
9 7 (4.73%) Zend
10 4 (2.70%) Cisco
10 4 (2.70%) Dell
10 4 (2.70%) IBM
11 3 (2.03%) AppDynamics
11 3 (2.03%) F5
11 3 (2.03%) hybris
11 3 (2.03%) Oracle
12 2 (1.35%) SAP
13 1 (0.68%) CheckPoint
13 1 (0.68%) OpenText
13 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
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