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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 572 565 499
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -66
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 65 48 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.095% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.21% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 29 73
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £300 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £303 £394
% change year-on-year
+48.76% -23.17%
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
22449 22964 22346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.04% 45.26% 44.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14040 13341 12911
Median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 704 1017 1010
Median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 0 41 £500 +14.28% 26
South East -6 11 £450 +50.00% 8
West Midlands -6 8 £400 +29.03% 5
Yorkshire -4 3 £450 - 4
North West - 1 £550 -
East of England - 1 £450 - 4
Rackspace
UK

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 114 (89.06%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (61.72%) Linux
3 72 (56.25%) Opscode Chef
4 66 (51.56%) Puppet
5 65 (50.78%) DevOps
6 47 (36.72%) Ansible
7 45 (35.16%) Configuration Management
8 39 (30.47%) Web Services
9 38 (29.69%) Windows
9 38 (29.69%) Open Source
10 37 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
11 33 (25.78%) Ruby
11 33 (25.78%) OpenStack
12 31 (24.22%) Microsoft Azure
12 31 (24.22%) VMware
13 29 (22.66%) Docker
13 29 (22.66%) Python
14 28 (21.88%) Migration
15 27 (21.09%) VMware Infrastructure
16 24 (18.75%) Bash Shell
17 22 (17.19%) PHP
18 21 (16.41%) Java
18 21 (16.41%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (14.84%) MySQL
20 18 (14.06%) Perl
20 18 (14.06%) Microsoft
21 17 (13.28%) IaaS
21 17 (13.28%) Web Operations
21 17 (13.28%) Windows Server
22 16 (12.50%) Salt

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 33 (25.78%) OpenStack
2 12 (9.38%) IIS
2 12 (9.38%) Tomcat
3 10 (7.81%) WebSphere
4 7 (5.47%) Apache
5 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.13%) nginx
6 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.34%) JBoss
6 3 (2.34%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.34%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.34%) WordPress
7 2 (1.56%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.56%) Confluence
8 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.78%) Drupal
8 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.78%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 114 (89.06%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (24.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (13.28%) IaaS
4 14 (10.94%) PaaS
5 10 (7.81%) SaaS
6 9 (7.03%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (6.25%) SoftLayer
8 6 (4.69%) Rackspace Cloud
9 5 (3.91%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (3.13%) Google Compute Engine
11 3 (2.34%) Amazon S3
12 2 (1.56%) Google App Engine
12 2 (1.56%) Heroku
12 2 (1.56%) Office 365
13 1 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.78%) CloudBees
13 1 (0.78%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.94%) TCP/IP
2 12 (9.38%) Firewall
2 12 (9.38%) Internet
3 9 (7.03%) DNS
4 8 (6.25%) HTTP
4 8 (6.25%) SSL
4 8 (6.25%) VPN
5 7 (5.47%) NetScaler
6 4 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (3.13%) SAN
7 3 (2.34%) DHCP
7 3 (2.34%) Network Security
8 2 (1.56%) DMVPN
8 2 (1.56%) HSRP
8 2 (1.56%) IPsec
8 2 (1.56%) Junos
8 2 (1.56%) MPLS
8 2 (1.56%) OSPF
8 2 (1.56%) VLAN
8 2 (1.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.84%) MySQL
2 10 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (5.47%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.91%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.56%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.56%) HBase
6 2 (1.56%) MarkLogic
6 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.78%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.78%) Big Data
7 1 (0.78%) Impala
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.78%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 16 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.25%) Subversion
2 8 (6.25%) TeamCity
3 7 (5.47%) Jasmine
4 6 (4.69%) Vagrant
5 5 (3.91%) Ant
6 4 (3.13%) Maven
6 4 (3.13%) RSpec
7 3 (2.34%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (2.34%) Travis CI
8 2 (1.56%) Burp Suite
8 2 (1.56%) GitLab
8 2 (1.56%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.56%) PhantomJS
8 2 (1.56%) Selenium
8 2 (1.56%) Sinon.JS
8 2 (1.56%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.56%) The Grinder
General
1 10 (7.81%) Law
1 10 (7.81%) Publishing
2 8 (6.25%) Finance
2 8 (6.25%) Legal
3 6 (4.69%) Retail
4 2 (1.56%) Banking
4 2 (1.56%) Games
4 2 (1.56%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (23.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (21.88%) Architect
3 15 (11.72%) Technical Architect
4 13 (10.16%) Cloud Architect
5 12 (9.38%) Cloud Engineer
6 10 (7.81%) Administrator
6 10 (7.81%) Digital Architect
6 10 (7.81%) Digital Technical Architect
7 9 (7.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 9 (7.03%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (6.25%) AWS Architect
8 8 (6.25%) Developer
8 8 (6.25%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Applications Support
9 6 (4.69%) Applications Support Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Linux Administrator
9 6 (4.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.69%) Web Support Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Windows Administrator
9 6 (4.69%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (30.47%) Web Services
2 6 (4.69%) .NET
2 6 (4.69%) CSS
3 5 (3.91%) ELK Stack
4 4 (3.13%) LAMP
4 4 (3.13%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (2.34%) jQuery
6 2 (1.56%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.56%) HTML
6 2 (1.56%) J2EE
6 2 (1.56%) JDBC
6 2 (1.56%) XML
7 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.78%) COM
7 1 (0.78%) DAO
7 1 (0.78%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.78%) SOAP
7 1 (0.78%) Spring
7 1 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (4.69%) Blog
2 6 (4.69%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (3.91%) User Experience
4 4 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.13%) CESG
4 4 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.13%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.34%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.56%) Fintech
7 1 (0.78%) AS400
7 1 (0.78%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.78%) iSeries
7 1 (0.78%) Online Games
7 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) Replication
7 1 (0.78%) Statistics
7 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 79 (61.72%) Linux
2 38 (29.69%) Windows
3 17 (13.28%) Windows Server
4 15 (11.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (10.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (7.03%) Unix
8 4 (3.13%) CentOS
8 4 (3.13%) Solaris
9 2 (1.56%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.56%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.56%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.56%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.78%) Android
10 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.78%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.78%) Debian
10 1 (0.78%) Fedora
10 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (50.78%) DevOps
2 45 (35.16%) Configuration Management
3 38 (29.69%) Open Source
4 37 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (21.88%) Migration
6 21 (16.41%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (13.28%) Web Operations
8 12 (9.38%) E-Commerce
9 10 (7.81%) ETL
9 10 (7.81%) Load Balancing
9 10 (7.81%) Scrum
10 9 (7.03%) Rapid Prototyping
11 7 (5.47%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.47%) Web Development
12 6 (4.69%) Data Management
12 6 (4.69%) Information Security
12 6 (4.69%) Process Architecture
12 6 (4.69%) Project Management
12 6 (4.69%) Server Virtualisation
13 5 (3.91%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.78%) Ruby
2 29 (22.66%) Python
3 24 (18.75%) Bash Shell
4 22 (17.19%) PHP
5 21 (16.41%) Java
6 18 (14.06%) Perl
7 9 (7.03%) PowerShell
7 9 (7.03%) SQL
8 7 (5.47%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.91%) C++
9 5 (3.91%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.13%) Scala
10 4 (3.13%) VB
11 3 (2.34%) C#
11 3 (2.34%) RubyMotion
12 2 (1.56%) AWK
12 2 (1.56%) Groovy
12 2 (1.56%) Korn
12 2 (1.56%) sed
13 1 (0.78%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (5.47%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.69%) MCSA
3 5 (3.91%) CCNA
3 5 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.91%) MCSE
4 4 (3.13%) MCP
4 4 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.56%) CCSA
5 2 (1.56%) CISM
5 2 (1.56%) CISSP
5 2 (1.56%) JNCIA
5 2 (1.56%) MCITP
6 1 (0.78%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.78%) Degree
6 1 (0.78%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.16%) QA
2 2 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (22.66%) Docker
2 27 (21.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.59%) Active Directory
4 9 (7.03%) KVM
5 7 (5.47%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.47%) vSphere
6 6 (4.69%) Xen
6 6 (4.69%) XenDesktop
6 6 (4.69%) XenServer
7 3 (2.34%) oVirt
8 2 (1.56%) HDFS
8 2 (1.56%) Postfix
8 2 (1.56%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.78%) NFS
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.78%) qmail
9 1 (0.78%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.78%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 72 (56.25%) Opscode Chef
2 66 (51.56%) Puppet
3 47 (36.72%) Ansible
4 16 (12.50%) Salt
5 11 (8.59%) Nagios
6 5 (3.91%) Cacti
6 5 (3.91%) NetBackup
7 4 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (3.13%) Pingdom
7 4 (3.13%) WSUS
8 3 (2.34%) Cobbler
8 3 (2.34%) SCCM
8 3 (2.34%) SCOM
8 3 (2.34%) yum
9 2 (1.56%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.56%) Graphite
9 2 (1.56%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.56%) Mesos
10 1 (0.78%) Packer
Vendors
1 31 (24.22%) VMware
2 18 (14.06%) Microsoft
3 15 (11.72%) Oracle
4 11 (8.59%) Google
5 10 (7.81%) Cisco
6 9 (7.03%) Citrix
7 7 (5.47%) hybris
7 7 (5.47%) IBM
7 7 (5.47%) Splunk
8 6 (4.69%) SaltStack
8 6 (4.69%) Sybase
9 5 (3.91%) Barracuda Networks
9 5 (3.91%) CommVault
9 5 (3.91%) Dell
9 5 (3.91%) F5
9 5 (3.91%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.91%) Symantec
10 4 (3.13%) Intel Security
11 3 (2.34%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
Central London / West End
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Halesowen
Venturi
Rate: £200.00 - £280.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Farnham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 25 days ago