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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 538 482 507
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +25
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 41 71 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.083% 0.15% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.33% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 50 14
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £349 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-21.29% +3.33%
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
22232 21594 19770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.19% 45.01% 46.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13100 12532 10879
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1027 1010 1142
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.86 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -28 25 £438 -9.09% 27
Yorkshire - 7 - -
South East -15 5 £300 -14.28% 3
West Midlands -9 2 £310 +5.08% 3
South West - 1 - - 7
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Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 82 (80.39%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (55.88%) Linux
3 56 (54.90%) Puppet
4 53 (51.96%) DevOps
5 50 (49.02%) Ruby
6 48 (47.06%) Python
7 47 (46.08%) Opscode Chef
8 42 (41.18%) MySQL
9 39 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (32.35%) Web Services
10 33 (32.35%) Configuration Management
11 31 (30.39%) PHP
12 30 (29.41%) OpenStack
13 28 (27.45%) Bash Shell
14 25 (24.51%) MongoDB
14 25 (24.51%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (24.51%) Apache
15 23 (22.55%) Ansible
16 20 (19.61%) Jenkins
17 19 (18.63%) TDD
17 19 (18.63%) Open Source
18 18 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
18 18 (17.65%) Java
19 17 (16.67%) Perl
19 17 (16.67%) Git (software)
20 16 (15.69%) PostgreSQL
20 16 (15.69%) Salt
21 15 (14.71%) Elasticsearch
21 15 (14.71%) Windows
21 15 (14.71%) CentOS

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 30 (29.41%) OpenStack
2 25 (24.51%) Apache
3 15 (14.71%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (9.80%) IIS
5 7 (6.86%) nginx
6 5 (4.90%) Node.js
6 5 (4.90%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.96%) Drupal
7 2 (1.96%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.96%) Confluence
8 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.98%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.98%) CMS
8 1 (0.98%) JBoss
8 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 82 (80.39%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (9.80%) PaaS
5 8 (7.84%) SaaS
6 7 (6.86%) IaaS
7 6 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (3.92%) Heroku
8 4 (3.92%) GitHub
8 4 (3.92%) Rackspace Cloud
9 3 (2.94%) Joyent
9 3 (2.94%) Google App Engine
10 2 (1.96%) Office 365
10 2 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.98%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 10 (9.80%) SSL
3 9 (8.82%) HTTP
4 8 (7.84%) DNS
5 5 (4.90%) VPN
6 3 (2.94%) Internet
6 3 (2.94%) Firewall
7 2 (1.96%) LAN
7 2 (1.96%) WAN
7 2 (1.96%) DHCP
8 1 (0.98%) MRTG
8 1 (0.98%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.98%) Multicast
8 1 (0.98%) MPLS
8 1 (0.98%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.98%) IPsec
8 1 (0.98%) LDAP
8 1 (0.98%) SAN
8 1 (0.98%) SMS
8 1 (0.98%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (41.18%) MySQL
2 25 (24.51%) MongoDB
3 16 (15.69%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (12.75%) NoSQL
5 11 (10.78%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (9.80%) Hadoop
7 9 (8.82%) Big Data
8 7 (6.86%) Riak
8 7 (6.86%) SQL Server
8 7 (6.86%) CouchDB
9 5 (4.90%) Redis
10 3 (2.94%) RethinkDB
10 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.98%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 20 (19.61%) Jenkins
2 17 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 14 (13.73%) Subversion
4 10 (9.80%) Hudson
5 7 (6.86%) RSpec
6 5 (4.90%) Jasmine
7 3 (2.94%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.96%) JIRA
8 2 (1.96%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.98%) FishEye
9 1 (0.98%) Juju
9 1 (0.98%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.98%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.98%) Selenium
9 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.98%) NUnit
9 1 (0.98%) Maven
General
1 6 (5.88%) Marketing
2 5 (4.90%) Publishing
3 2 (1.96%) Finance
4 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.98%) Electronics
4 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.98%) Games
4 1 (0.98%) German Language
4 1 (0.98%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.98%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (27.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (15.69%) Developer
2 16 (15.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 12 (11.76%) Architect
4 7 (6.86%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 7 (6.86%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 6 (5.88%) Administrator
6 5 (4.90%) DevOps Architect
6 5 (4.90%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (3.92%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (2.94%) Analyst
8 3 (2.94%) Consultant
8 3 (2.94%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.94%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (32.35%) Web Services
2 11 (10.78%) LAMP
2 11 (10.78%) .NET
3 10 (9.80%) Ruby on Rails
4 8 (7.84%) SOAP
5 4 (3.92%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (3.92%) RESTful
5 4 (3.92%) HTML
5 4 (3.92%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (3.92%) REST
6 3 (2.94%) React
6 3 (2.94%) ZeroMQ
7 2 (1.96%) JSF
7 2 (1.96%) Apache Flex
7 2 (1.96%) CSS
7 2 (1.96%) XML
7 2 (1.96%) MCollective
7 2 (1.96%) Apache Camel
7 2 (1.96%) OSGi
8 1 (0.98%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.63%) Open Source
2 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.92%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.94%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.96%) DataPower
5 2 (1.96%) Clustering
5 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.98%) DTV
6 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.98%) BBC
6 1 (0.98%) Social Media
6 1 (0.98%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.98%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.98%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 57 (55.88%) Linux
2 15 (14.71%) Windows
2 15 (14.71%) CentOS
3 9 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (6.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (6.86%) Debian
5 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.92%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.94%) UNIX
8 2 (1.96%) Fedora
8 2 (1.96%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (51.96%) DevOps
2 39 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (32.35%) Configuration Management
4 25 (24.51%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (18.63%) TDD
6 13 (12.75%) E-Commerce
6 13 (12.75%) BDD
7 10 (9.80%) ITIL
7 10 (9.80%) Scrum
7 10 (9.80%) Migration
8 8 (7.84%) OO
8 8 (7.84%) MVC
9 7 (6.86%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (6.86%) SOA
10 6 (5.88%) Load Balancing
10 6 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (4.90%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (4.90%) Change Management
12 4 (3.92%) Software Engineering
12 4 (3.92%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (49.02%) Ruby
2 48 (47.06%) Python
3 31 (30.39%) PHP
4 28 (27.45%) Bash Shell
5 18 (17.65%) Java
6 17 (16.67%) Perl
7 12 (11.76%) SQL
8 7 (6.86%) Scala
9 5 (4.90%) Go
9 5 (4.90%) JavaScript
10 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.92%) Clojure
10 4 (3.92%) C#
11 3 (2.94%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.94%) Haskell
11 3 (2.94%) Erlang
12 1 (0.98%) RubyMotion
12 1 (0.98%) C
12 1 (0.98%) C++
12 1 (0.98%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.94%) CCNA
3 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.96%) JNCIA
4 2 (1.96%) CCNP
4 2 (1.96%) CCSA
4 2 (1.96%) CISM
4 2 (1.96%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (7.84%) Active Directory
1 8 (7.84%) Docker
2 5 (4.90%) vCloud
2 5 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.94%) vSphere
4 1 (0.98%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.98%) Varnish
4 1 (0.98%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 56 (54.90%) Puppet
2 47 (46.08%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (22.55%) Ansible
4 16 (15.69%) Salt
5 11 (10.78%) Nagios
6 10 (9.80%) ZABBIX
7 8 (7.84%) Cacti
8 7 (6.86%) Vagrant
9 4 (3.92%) logstash
10 3 (2.94%) Mesos
11 2 (1.96%) yum
12 1 (0.98%) Graphite
12 1 (0.98%) Cobbler
12 1 (0.98%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.98%) Pingdom
12 1 (0.98%) Opsview
12 1 (0.98%) Munin
12 1 (0.98%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (13.73%) Red Hat
2 10 (9.80%) Google
2 10 (9.80%) VMware
3 5 (4.90%) Cisco
3 5 (4.90%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.92%) Oracle
5 3 (2.94%) DigitalOcean
5 3 (2.94%) Teradata
5 3 (2.94%) IBM
6 2 (1.96%) Zend
6 2 (1.96%) Intel
6 2 (1.96%) SaltStack
6 2 (1.96%) Apigee
6 2 (1.96%) Mashery
7 1 (0.98%) Splunk
7 1 (0.98%) F5
7 1 (0.98%) Facebook
7 1 (0.98%) Twitter
7 1 (0.98%) DataCash
7 1 (0.98%) Ogone
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