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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 538 563 550
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -13
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 68 51 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.24% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 42 54
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £332 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £688 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £350 £475
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -26.31%
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
20783 21484 23080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.32% 42.57% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12799 12796 13912
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 902 1153
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.89 £45.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +11 36 £488 +2.63% 9
West Midlands +1 14 £525 +31.25%
South East +30 11 £225 -31.81% 3
Yorkshire +19 3 £410 +2.50% 1
North West - 2 - - 1
East Midlands -4 1 - -
East of England - 1 £420 - 1
Rackspace
UK

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 97 (74.05%) DevOps
2 91 (69.47%) Amazon AWS
3 82 (62.60%) Linux
4 72 (54.96%) Opscode Chef
5 68 (51.91%) Ruby
6 64 (48.85%) Puppet
7 63 (48.09%) Python
8 55 (41.98%) Web Services
9 47 (35.88%) Ansible
10 46 (35.11%) Configuration Management
11 45 (34.35%) Microsoft Azure
12 43 (32.82%) MySQL
13 42 (32.06%) PHP
14 41 (31.30%) Agile Software Development
15 39 (29.77%) Git (software)
15 39 (29.77%) Jenkins
16 34 (25.95%) Subversion
17 32 (24.43%) Open Source
18 31 (23.66%) Continuous Integration
19 30 (22.90%) Java
19 30 (22.90%) MongoDB
19 30 (22.90%) Salt
20 28 (21.37%) PostgreSQL
21 27 (20.61%) SSL
22 26 (19.85%) HTTP
23 25 (19.08%) TCP/IP
24 24 (18.32%) Vagrant
25 23 (17.56%) Bash Shell
26 22 (16.79%) Windows
26 22 (16.79%) OpenStack

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 22 (16.79%) OpenStack
2 19 (14.50%) nginx
3 16 (12.21%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (10.69%) Apache
5 13 (9.92%) IIS
6 11 (8.40%) CMS
6 11 (8.40%) WordPress
7 10 (7.63%) Joomla!
7 10 (7.63%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.29%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.76%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.76%) Confluence
10 1 (0.76%) Jetty
10 1 (0.76%) Mongrel
10 1 (0.76%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 91 (69.47%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (34.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (10.69%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (10.69%) IaaS
4 13 (9.92%) DigitalOcean
5 11 (8.40%) Route 53
6 10 (7.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 10 (7.63%) Amazon S3
7 9 (6.87%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (4.58%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (4.58%) Rackspace Cloud
9 4 (3.05%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (3.05%) GitHub
10 3 (2.29%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (2.29%) Google App Engine
10 3 (2.29%) PaaS
10 3 (2.29%) SaaS
10 3 (2.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (1.53%) Google Analytics
11 2 (1.53%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.61%) SSL
2 26 (19.85%) HTTP
3 25 (19.08%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.63%) DNS
4 10 (7.63%) Intranet
5 7 (5.34%) VPN
6 4 (3.05%) Firewall
7 2 (1.53%) DHCP
7 2 (1.53%) Internet
7 2 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.53%) VLAN
8 1 (0.76%) AMQP
8 1 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.76%) LAN
8 1 (0.76%) MPLS
8 1 (0.76%) MQTT
8 1 (0.76%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.76%) SAN
8 1 (0.76%) VoIP
8 1 (0.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (32.82%) MySQL
2 30 (22.90%) MongoDB
3 28 (21.37%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (8.40%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (4.58%) Hadoop
5 6 (4.58%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.05%) HBase
6 4 (3.05%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.29%) Redis
8 2 (1.53%) DataStage
8 2 (1.53%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.53%) Riak
8 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.76%) Big Data
9 1 (0.76%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.76%) Power BI
9 1 (0.76%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 39 (29.77%) Git (software)
1 39 (29.77%) Jenkins
2 34 (25.95%) Subversion
3 24 (18.32%) Vagrant
4 7 (5.34%) NUnit
5 4 (3.05%) GitLab
5 4 (3.05%) TeamCity
5 4 (3.05%) Travis CI
6 2 (1.53%) Grunt
6 2 (1.53%) Maven
7 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.76%) GoCD
7 1 (0.76%) Hudson
7 1 (0.76%) JIRA
7 1 (0.76%) MSBuild
General
1 10 (7.63%) Legal
1 10 (7.63%) Marketing
2 6 (4.58%) Finance
3 4 (3.05%) Advertising
4 3 (2.29%) Retail
4 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.53%) Back Office
5 2 (1.53%) Electronics
5 2 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (38.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (24.43%) AWS DevOps
3 26 (19.85%) AWS Engineer
4 15 (11.45%) Developer
4 15 (11.45%) Linux Engineer
4 15 (11.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 14 (10.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 12 (9.16%) Analyst
7 11 (8.40%) Administrator
8 9 (6.87%) DBA
8 9 (6.87%) SQL DBA
8 9 (6.87%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (6.87%) Web Analyst
8 9 (6.87%) Web Content Analyst
9 8 (6.11%) Architect
9 8 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (6.11%) Senior DevOps
10 7 (5.34%) Azure DevOps
10 7 (5.34%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (5.34%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (41.98%) Web Services
2 19 (14.50%) LEMP Stack
3 18 (13.74%) ELK Stack
4 8 (6.11%) .NET
5 7 (5.34%) .NET Framework
5 7 (5.34%) ADO
5 7 (5.34%) AngularJS
5 7 (5.34%) ASP.NET
5 7 (5.34%) Dapper ORM
5 7 (5.34%) Entity Framework
5 7 (5.34%) LAMP
6 6 (4.58%) Node.js
6 6 (4.58%) React
7 5 (3.82%) HTML
8 4 (3.05%) HTML5
8 4 (3.05%) LAPP Stack
8 4 (3.05%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (2.29%) CSS
9 3 (2.29%) CSS3
9 3 (2.29%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.50%) Public Cloud
2 10 (7.63%) Driving Licence
2 10 (7.63%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.11%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.11%) Statistics
4 6 (4.58%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.82%) Private Cloud
6 4 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.05%) Replication
7 2 (1.53%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.53%) FMCG
7 2 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.53%) User Experience
8 1 (0.76%) BBC
8 1 (0.76%) Clustering
8 1 (0.76%) Fintech
8 1 (0.76%) iPad
8 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 82 (62.60%) Linux
2 22 (16.79%) Windows
3 17 (12.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (11.45%) CentOS
5 12 (9.16%) Ubuntu
6 7 (5.34%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.05%) Unix
8 2 (1.53%) CoreOS
8 2 (1.53%) SUSE
8 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (74.05%) DevOps
2 46 (35.11%) Configuration Management
3 41 (31.30%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (24.43%) Open Source
5 31 (23.66%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (12.21%) Regression Testing
7 14 (10.69%) ITIL
8 13 (9.92%) Process Architecture
8 13 (9.92%) Web Operations
9 11 (8.40%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (7.63%) Content Management
11 9 (6.87%) Document Management
11 9 (6.87%) TDD
12 8 (6.11%) Automated Testing
12 8 (6.11%) Coaching
12 8 (6.11%) Content Writing
12 8 (6.11%) Data Protection
13 7 (5.34%) Build Automation
13 7 (5.34%) Load Balancing
13 7 (5.34%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 68 (51.91%) Ruby
2 63 (48.09%) Python
3 42 (32.06%) PHP
4 30 (22.90%) Java
5 23 (17.56%) Bash Shell
6 14 (10.69%) Perl
6 14 (10.69%) SQL
7 9 (6.87%) VB
8 8 (6.11%) C#
9 7 (5.34%) JavaScript
9 7 (5.34%) PowerShell
9 7 (5.34%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.29%) Go
11 2 (1.53%) Jython
11 2 (1.53%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (13.74%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.21%) Degree
2 16 (12.21%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.82%) MCSD
3 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.53%) CCNA
4 2 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.76%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.76%) CCDP
5 1 (0.76%) CCIE
5 1 (0.76%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.63%) SLA
2 8 (6.11%) QA
3 4 (3.05%) COBIT
4 3 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.76%) BS7799
System Software
1 20 (15.27%) Docker
2 11 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.05%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.05%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.05%) VirtualBox
4 3 (2.29%) HDFS
4 3 (2.29%) vSphere
4 3 (2.29%) Xen
5 2 (1.53%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 72 (54.96%) Opscode Chef
2 64 (48.85%) Puppet
3 47 (35.88%) Ansible
4 30 (22.90%) Salt
5 18 (13.74%) Terraform
6 16 (12.21%) Kibana
6 16 (12.21%) logstash
7 13 (9.92%) Grafana
8 10 (7.63%) Kubernetes
9 8 (6.11%) Packer
10 6 (4.58%) Nagios
10 6 (4.58%) ZABBIX
11 3 (2.29%) collectd
11 3 (2.29%) StatsD
12 2 (1.53%) NetBackup
12 2 (1.53%) OpenNMS
12 2 (1.53%) Tivoli
12 2 (1.53%) Zenoss
13 1 (0.76%) CFEngine
13 1 (0.76%) Rancher
Vendors
1 17 (12.98%) Red Hat
2 15 (11.45%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.92%) Zend
4 12 (9.16%) SaltStack
4 12 (9.16%) VMware
5 9 (6.87%) Google
6 8 (6.11%) New Relic
6 8 (6.11%) Splunk
7 7 (5.34%) RedGate
8 4 (3.05%) IBM
8 4 (3.05%) Oracle
9 3 (2.29%) AppDynamics
10 2 (1.53%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.53%) hybris
10 2 (1.53%) Intel
10 2 (1.53%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (1.53%) SAP
10 2 (1.53%) Veritas
11 1 (0.76%) Cisco
11 1 (0.76%) OpenText
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