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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rackspace
UK / England
Rank 517 555 534
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -21
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 55 61 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.30% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 40
Median daily rate £411 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.61% -0.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £336 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £350 £650
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -46.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £23.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
18612 20118 21722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.49% 42.89% 45.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11662 12202 12727
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 671 781 908
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.46 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £41.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 -16 26 £475 +2.70% 18
Yorkshire +30 13 £365 -11.51% 2
South East +12 8 £225 -31.81% 3
West Midlands - 6 £513 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - -
Rackspace
UK

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 79 (65.29%) DevOps
2 78 (64.46%) Amazon AWS
3 69 (57.02%) Linux
4 63 (52.07%) Web Services
5 61 (50.41%) Opscode Chef
6 60 (49.59%) Python
7 55 (45.45%) Puppet
8 52 (42.98%) Ruby
9 51 (42.15%) Jenkins
10 50 (41.32%) Ansible
11 44 (36.36%) PHP
12 43 (35.54%) Configuration Management
13 42 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
13 42 (34.71%) Git (software)
13 42 (34.71%) Salt
14 40 (33.06%) MySQL
15 36 (29.75%) Subversion
16 33 (27.27%) MongoDB
16 33 (27.27%) Open Source
17 32 (26.45%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (26.45%) HTTP
18 31 (25.62%) PostgreSQL
19 28 (23.14%) TCP/IP
19 28 (23.14%) SSL
20 27 (22.31%) Microsoft Azure
21 23 (19.01%) Docker
22 22 (18.18%) Windows
23 21 (17.36%) Elastic Stack
24 20 (16.53%) Vagrant
24 20 (16.53%) Java

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 17 (14.05%) nginx
1 17 (14.05%) OpenStack
2 16 (13.22%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (10.74%) IIS
3 13 (10.74%) WordPress
4 11 (9.09%) Apache
5 10 (8.26%) CMS
6 9 (7.44%) Joomla!
7 5 (4.13%) Apache Spark
8 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.48%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.65%) Umbraco
10 2 (1.65%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.83%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.83%) Jetty
11 1 (0.83%) Mongrel
11 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (3.31%) MS Project
2 2 (1.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 78 (64.46%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (22.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (14.88%) IaaS
4 11 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (7.44%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (6.61%) Loggly
6 8 (6.61%) Sumo Logic
7 7 (5.79%) GitHub
8 5 (4.13%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (3.31%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (3.31%) Office 365
9 4 (3.31%) Route 53
10 3 (2.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (2.48%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (2.48%) Amazon S3
10 3 (2.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (1.65%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (1.65%) SaaS
11 2 (1.65%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 32 (26.45%) HTTP
2 28 (23.14%) SSL
2 28 (23.14%) TCP/IP
3 12 (9.92%) DNS
3 12 (9.92%) VPN
4 9 (7.44%) Firewall
4 9 (7.44%) Intranet
5 7 (5.79%) LAN
5 7 (5.79%) WAN
6 6 (4.96%) SAN
7 5 (4.13%) Internet
7 5 (4.13%) MPLS
8 4 (3.31%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (3.31%) IPv4
8 4 (3.31%) IPv6
8 4 (3.31%) NAS
8 4 (3.31%) Network Security
8 4 (3.31%) VLAN
8 4 (3.31%) Wireless
9 3 (2.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (33.06%) MySQL
2 33 (27.27%) MongoDB
3 31 (25.62%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (6.61%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (6.61%) Redis
4 8 (6.61%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.79%) Riak
6 5 (4.13%) Hadoop
6 5 (4.13%) HBase
6 5 (4.13%) SQL Server
7 4 (3.31%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (2.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (2.48%) InfluxDB
9 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (42.15%) Jenkins
2 42 (34.71%) Git (software)
3 36 (29.75%) Subversion
4 20 (16.53%) Vagrant
5 13 (10.74%) Maven
6 10 (8.26%) Grunt
7 7 (5.79%) NUnit
8 3 (2.48%) Ant
8 3 (2.48%) GitLab
8 3 (2.48%) Gradle
9 1 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.83%) GoCD
9 1 (0.83%) Hudson
9 1 (0.83%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.83%) Travis CI
General
1 13 (10.74%) Legal
2 8 (6.61%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Marketing
3 7 (5.79%) Retail
4 4 (3.31%) Banking
5 3 (2.48%) Advertising
6 2 (1.65%) Back Office
6 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (29.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (19.83%) AWS DevOps
3 20 (16.53%) Developer
4 19 (15.70%) AWS Engineer
5 13 (10.74%) Linux Engineer
5 13 (10.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 13 (10.74%) Senior DevOps
6 12 (9.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 11 (9.09%) Analyst
8 10 (8.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (7.44%) DBA
9 9 (7.44%) SQL DBA
9 9 (7.44%) Web Analyst
9 9 (7.44%) Web Content Analyst
10 8 (6.61%) Azure Engineer
11 7 (5.79%) Azure DevOps
11 7 (5.79%) Ruby Engineer
11 7 (5.79%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (4.96%) Support Assistant
12 6 (4.96%) Website Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (52.07%) Web Services
2 21 (17.36%) Elastic Stack
3 15 (12.40%) AngularJS
3 15 (12.40%) LEMP Stack
4 13 (10.74%) LAMP
4 13 (10.74%) Node.js
5 12 (9.92%) CSS
5 12 (9.92%) HTML
5 12 (9.92%) HTML5
6 11 (9.09%) .NET
7 10 (8.26%) CSS3
7 10 (8.26%) jQuery
8 8 (6.61%) ASP.NET
9 7 (5.79%) .NET Framework
9 7 (5.79%) ADO
9 7 (5.79%) Dapper ORM
9 7 (5.79%) Entity Framework
10 6 (4.96%) Sensu
11 5 (4.13%) LAPP Stack
11 5 (4.13%) React
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.74%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.44%) Driving Licence
2 9 (7.44%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.44%) Public Cloud
3 7 (5.79%) Replication
4 5 (4.13%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.31%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.48%) BBC
6 3 (2.48%) User Experience
6 3 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.48%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.65%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.65%) FMCG
7 2 (1.65%) PMI
8 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 69 (57.02%) Linux
2 22 (18.18%) Windows
3 7 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.96%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.13%) CoreOS
5 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.31%) Windows 10
6 4 (3.31%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.65%) CentOS
8 2 (1.65%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.65%) Unix
9 1 (0.83%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (65.29%) DevOps
2 43 (35.54%) Configuration Management
3 42 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (27.27%) Open Source
5 32 (26.45%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (14.05%) Web Operations
7 13 (10.74%) Regression Testing
8 12 (9.92%) TDD
9 10 (8.26%) Process Architecture
10 9 (7.44%) BDD
10 9 (7.44%) Content Management
10 9 (7.44%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (7.44%) Service Delivery
11 8 (6.61%) Automated Testing
11 8 (6.61%) Data Protection
11 8 (6.61%) Document Management
11 8 (6.61%) Load Balancing
11 8 (6.61%) Statistics
12 7 (5.79%) ITIL
12 7 (5.79%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 60 (49.59%) Python
2 52 (42.98%) Ruby
3 44 (36.36%) PHP
4 20 (16.53%) Java
5 16 (13.22%) Bash Shell
6 13 (10.74%) SQL
7 12 (9.92%) C#
8 11 (9.09%) JavaScript
9 9 (7.44%) VB
10 8 (6.61%) Perl
11 7 (5.79%) T-SQL
12 5 (4.13%) Go
13 4 (3.31%) C++
13 4 (3.31%) PowerShell
13 4 (3.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (12.40%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.57%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.26%) Degree
4 4 (3.31%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.31%) CCNA
4 4 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.48%) CCDP
5 3 (2.48%) CCIE
5 3 (2.48%) CCNP
6 2 (1.65%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.65%) PMP
6 2 (1.65%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.83%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.61%) QA
1 8 (6.61%) SLA
2 3 (2.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) BS7799
System Software
1 23 (19.01%) Docker
2 13 (10.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.79%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.13%) HDFS
4 5 (4.13%) VirtualBox
5 4 (3.31%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.31%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.65%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 61 (50.41%) Opscode Chef
2 55 (45.45%) Puppet
3 50 (41.32%) Ansible
4 42 (34.71%) Salt
5 16 (13.22%) logstash
6 15 (12.40%) Terraform
7 13 (10.74%) Kibana
8 11 (9.09%) ZABBIX
9 10 (8.26%) Grafana
9 10 (8.26%) Kubernetes
9 10 (8.26%) Nagios
10 6 (4.96%) Packer
10 6 (4.96%) StatsD
11 3 (2.48%) collectd
11 3 (2.48%) Fluentd
11 3 (2.48%) Graphite
12 2 (1.65%) NetBackup
12 2 (1.65%) Tivoli
13 1 (0.83%) Mesos
13 1 (0.83%) Rancher
Vendors
1 14 (11.57%) SaltStack
1 14 (11.57%) VMware
2 13 (10.74%) Google
2 13 (10.74%) New Relic
2 13 (10.74%) Splunk
3 10 (8.26%) Oracle
3 10 (8.26%) Zend
4 8 (6.61%) Cisco
5 7 (5.79%) RedGate
6 5 (4.13%) HP
6 5 (4.13%) IBM
6 5 (4.13%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.31%) Acronis
7 4 (3.31%) Aerohive Networks
7 4 (3.31%) Altiris
7 4 (3.31%) Avaya
7 4 (3.31%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.31%) Dell
7 4 (3.31%) Fortinet
7 4 (3.31%) Sophos
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