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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 520 544 560
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +16
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 58 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.052% 0.026%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.11% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 18 13
Average daily rate
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£525 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £319 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+47.28% +7.50%
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
23881 22408 24568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.70% 46.46% 46.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13824 12877 12857
Average daily rate £399 £388 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.96% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1099 1030 1248
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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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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 +36 40 £525 +10.52% 25
South East +7 4 - - 3
West Midlands - 4 £450 - 1
East of England - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - - 3
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Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 76 (62.30%) Puppet
2 69 (56.56%) DevOps
3 66 (54.10%) Linux
4 65 (53.28%) Opscode Chef
5 59 (48.36%) MySQL
6 54 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
7 49 (40.16%) Ruby
8 44 (36.07%) PHP
9 42 (34.43%) Continuous Integration
10 40 (32.79%) Python
11 39 (31.97%) MongoDB
12 37 (30.33%) Java
13 36 (29.51%) JavaScript
14 34 (27.87%) Web Services
15 33 (27.05%) Apache
16 31 (25.41%) TDD
17 30 (24.59%) Scrum
17 30 (24.59%) Perl
18 29 (23.77%) Jenkins
19 28 (22.95%) Salt
20 27 (22.13%) NoSQL
20 27 (22.13%) CentOS
20 27 (22.13%) Red Hat
21 26 (21.31%) Amazon AWS
21 26 (21.31%) Big Data
22 25 (20.49%) LAMP
23 24 (19.67%) Nagios
23 24 (19.67%) HTML
23 24 (19.67%) BDD
23 24 (19.67%) Bash Shell

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 33 (27.05%) Apache
2 19 (15.57%) OpenStack
3 18 (14.75%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (4.92%) Drupal
5 5 (4.10%) Apache Solr
5 5 (4.10%) nginx
6 4 (3.28%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.28%) Node.js
7 2 (1.64%) CMS
7 2 (1.64%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.64%) IIS
8 1 (0.82%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.82%) Confluence
8 1 (0.82%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.82%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.82%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (21.31%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (12.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (11.48%) Rackspace Cloud
4 11 (9.02%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (7.38%) Joyent
6 7 (5.74%) GitHub
6 7 (5.74%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (4.10%) Heroku
8 2 (1.64%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.74%) Firewall
2 5 (4.10%) SSL
2 5 (4.10%) VPN
2 5 (4.10%) LDAP
2 5 (4.10%) SSH
3 4 (3.28%) DNS
3 4 (3.28%) WAN
3 4 (3.28%) SAN
4 3 (2.46%) NAS
4 3 (2.46%) iSCSI
4 3 (2.46%) Internet
4 3 (2.46%) VLAN
5 2 (1.64%) IPsec
5 2 (1.64%) Wireless
5 2 (1.64%) LAN
5 2 (1.64%) Packet Switching
5 2 (1.64%) MPLS
5 2 (1.64%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (1.64%) AMQP
6 1 (0.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (48.36%) MySQL
2 39 (31.97%) MongoDB
3 27 (22.13%) NoSQL
4 26 (21.31%) Big Data
5 22 (18.03%) Hadoop
5 22 (18.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (13.11%) Riak
7 15 (12.30%) CouchDB
8 11 (9.02%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (8.20%) Redis
10 4 (3.28%) SQL Server
10 4 (3.28%) DB2
11 3 (2.46%) Relational Database
11 3 (2.46%) HBase
12 2 (1.64%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.82%) MarkLogic
13 1 (0.82%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 29 (23.77%) Jenkins
2 22 (18.03%) Subversion
2 22 (18.03%) Git (software)
3 15 (12.30%) Hudson
4 14 (11.48%) RSpec
5 11 (9.02%) Jasmine
6 4 (3.28%) JIRA
6 4 (3.28%) PHPUnit
7 3 (2.46%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.46%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.46%) WATIR
8 2 (1.64%) Maven
8 2 (1.64%) Ant
8 2 (1.64%) Selenium
8 2 (1.64%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (0.82%) Sublime Text
General
1 9 (7.38%) Finance
2 5 (4.10%) Marketing
3 3 (2.46%) Retail
3 3 (2.46%) Publishing
4 1 (0.82%) Advertising
4 1 (0.82%) Games
Job Titles
1 40 (32.79%) Developer
2 32 (26.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (14.75%) Architect
4 14 (11.48%) Administrator
5 13 (10.66%) Ruby Developer
5 13 (10.66%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (10.66%) DevOps Architect
6 10 (8.20%) Software Engineer
7 7 (5.74%) PHP Developer
8 6 (4.92%) Lead Architect
9 5 (4.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (3.28%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.28%) Drupal Developer
11 3 (2.46%) Node.js Developer
11 3 (2.46%) DevOps Administrator
11 3 (2.46%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 3 (2.46%) Python Developer
11 3 (2.46%) Linux Engineer
11 3 (2.46%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (27.87%) Web Services
2 25 (20.49%) LAMP
3 24 (19.67%) HTML
4 23 (18.85%) CSS
5 22 (18.03%) jQuery
6 18 (14.75%) Ruby on Rails
7 17 (13.93%) XML
7 17 (13.93%) HTML5
8 14 (11.48%) RESTful
8 14 (11.48%) CSS3
9 12 (9.84%) Symfony
10 11 (9.02%) Ajax
11 10 (8.20%) JSON
11 10 (8.20%) AngularJS
12 9 (7.38%) MCollective
13 7 (5.74%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (5.74%) Memcached
14 6 (4.92%) SOAP
14 6 (4.92%) REST
15 5 (4.10%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.84%) Open Source
2 7 (5.74%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.28%) Taxonomies
4 4 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.46%) New Media
5 3 (2.46%) Social Network
6 2 (1.64%) Clustering
6 2 (1.64%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.82%) User Experience
7 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 66 (54.10%) Linux
2 27 (22.13%) CentOS
3 17 (13.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (12.30%) Debian
5 8 (6.56%) UNIX
6 7 (5.74%) Windows
7 6 (4.92%) Ubuntu
8 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.46%) SmartOS
10 3 (2.46%) Solaris
11 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (56.56%) DevOps
2 54 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (34.43%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (25.41%) TDD
5 30 (24.59%) Scrum
6 24 (19.67%) BDD
7 18 (14.75%) E-Commerce
8 14 (11.48%) Software Engineering
9 13 (10.66%) Kanban
10 12 (9.84%) OO
11 11 (9.02%) SOA
11 11 (9.02%) Configuration Management
12 10 (8.20%) MVC
13 8 (6.56%) OOP
13 8 (6.56%) Build Automation
14 5 (4.10%) OO PHP
14 5 (4.10%) Load Balancing
14 5 (4.10%) Automated Testing
14 5 (4.10%) Migration
14 5 (4.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (40.16%) Ruby
2 44 (36.07%) PHP
3 40 (32.79%) Python
4 37 (30.33%) Java
5 36 (29.51%) JavaScript
6 30 (24.59%) Perl
7 24 (19.67%) Bash Shell
8 14 (11.48%) Scala
9 8 (6.56%) SQL
10 7 (5.74%) PHP5
10 7 (5.74%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.28%) Golang
12 2 (1.64%) C#
13 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.82%) PHP4
13 1 (0.82%) C++
13 1 (0.82%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 3 (2.46%) Degree
2 1 (0.82%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.82%) CITP
2 1 (0.82%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.46%) QA
2 2 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.92%) vCloud
2 5 (4.10%) Docker
2 5 (4.10%) Varnish
3 4 (3.28%) KVM
4 3 (2.46%) NFS
5 2 (1.64%) HDFS
6 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 76 (62.30%) Puppet
2 65 (53.28%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (22.95%) Salt
4 24 (19.67%) Nagios
5 21 (17.21%) ZABBIX
6 16 (13.11%) Ansible
7 15 (12.30%) Cacti
8 11 (9.02%) Vagrant
9 3 (2.46%) Munin
10 2 (1.64%) logstash
11 1 (0.82%) collectd
11 1 (0.82%) StatsD
11 1 (0.82%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 27 (22.13%) Red Hat
2 10 (8.20%) Oracle
3 6 (4.92%) VMware
3 6 (4.92%) New Relic
4 5 (4.10%) SAP
4 5 (4.10%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.46%) Percona
5 3 (2.46%) JBoss
6 2 (1.64%) Perforce
6 2 (1.64%) Google
6 2 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.64%) Citrix
6 2 (1.64%) Cisco
6 2 (1.64%) IBM
6 2 (1.64%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.64%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.82%) Splunk
7 1 (0.82%) F5
7 1 (0.82%) 3PAR
7 1 (0.82%) RightScale
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Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago