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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 499 504 503
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 58 35 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.078% 0.046%
As % of the Vendors category 0.28% 0.17% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 17
Average daily rate
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£463 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.83% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £481 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
+30.30% +17.85%
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
20941 20363 19274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.94% 45.67% 46.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12460 11591 10375
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 918 910 1252
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.31 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +31 47 £463 +2.83% 20
Yorkshire - 5 - - 2
East of England 0 2 - - 2
South East -13 2 £650 +116.66% 4
South West - 1 £225 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £425 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
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Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 87 (70.73%) Puppet
2 86 (69.92%) DevOps
3 78 (63.41%) Opscode Chef
4 68 (55.28%) Linux
5 66 (53.66%) MySQL
6 61 (49.59%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (46.34%) PHP
8 55 (44.72%) Continuous Integration
9 52 (42.28%) MongoDB
10 51 (41.46%) Python
11 47 (38.21%) Web Services
11 47 (38.21%) Ruby
12 42 (34.15%) Amazon AWS
13 36 (29.27%) TDD
13 36 (29.27%) Configuration Management
14 35 (28.46%) Apache
15 34 (27.64%) Scrum
15 34 (27.64%) Jenkins
16 33 (26.83%) LAMP
16 33 (26.83%) Perl
17 32 (26.02%) Bash Shell
18 31 (25.20%) OpenStack
18 31 (25.20%) Salt
19 29 (23.58%) BDD
20 28 (22.76%) Open Source
20 28 (22.76%) Git (software)
20 28 (22.76%) Red Hat
21 27 (21.95%) Java
21 27 (21.95%) Ansible
22 26 (21.14%) Subversion

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 35 (28.46%) Apache
2 31 (25.20%) OpenStack
3 20 (16.26%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (12.20%) Drupal
5 14 (11.38%) Apache Solr
6 12 (9.76%) nginx
7 4 (3.25%) Node.js
7 4 (3.25%) IIS
8 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.63%) CMS
8 2 (1.63%) Confluence
8 2 (1.63%) WordPress
9 1 (0.81%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.81%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (34.15%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (19.51%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (13.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (9.76%) Joyent
5 6 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (4.88%) SaaS
5 6 (4.88%) PaaS
6 4 (3.25%) Heroku
7 3 (2.44%) Google App Engine
7 3 (2.44%) Rackspace Cloud
7 3 (2.44%) GitHub
7 3 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.63%) Office 365
8 2 (1.63%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.94%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.50%) HTTP
2 8 (6.50%) SSL
3 4 (3.25%) WAN
3 4 (3.25%) Firewall
4 3 (2.44%) Internet
4 3 (2.44%) MPLS
4 3 (2.44%) IPsec
4 3 (2.44%) VPN
4 3 (2.44%) DNS
5 2 (1.63%) LDAP
5 2 (1.63%) LAN
5 2 (1.63%) Packet Switching
5 2 (1.63%) Wireless
5 2 (1.63%) BIG-IP
5 2 (1.63%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (1.63%) MRTG
5 2 (1.63%) AMQP
6 1 (0.81%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.81%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (53.66%) MySQL
2 52 (42.28%) MongoDB
3 25 (20.33%) NoSQL
4 22 (17.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 21 (17.07%) Hadoop
5 21 (17.07%) Big Data
6 16 (13.01%) CouchDB
6 16 (13.01%) Riak
7 15 (12.20%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (6.50%) SQL Server
9 5 (4.07%) Relational Database
9 5 (4.07%) Redis
10 4 (3.25%) RDBMS
11 3 (2.44%) RethinkDB
12 2 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (1.63%) HBase
12 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.63%) DB2
13 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 34 (27.64%) Jenkins
2 28 (22.76%) Git (software)
3 26 (21.14%) Subversion
4 18 (14.63%) Hudson
5 12 (9.76%) PHPUnit
6 2 (1.63%) Maven
6 2 (1.63%) JIRA
6 2 (1.63%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.81%) RSpec
7 1 (0.81%) WATIR
7 1 (0.81%) NUnit
7 1 (0.81%) Juju
General
1 13 (10.57%) Marketing
2 7 (5.69%) Finance
3 4 (3.25%) Advertising
4 3 (2.44%) Retail
5 2 (1.63%) Electronics
5 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.63%) Publishing
5 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Games
Job Titles
1 34 (27.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (21.14%) Developer
3 22 (17.89%) Architect
4 14 (11.38%) DevOps Architect
5 13 (10.57%) Drupal Developer
6 10 (8.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 7 (5.69%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (4.88%) Enterprise Architect
8 6 (4.88%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) Consultant
9 5 (4.07%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.07%) Administrator
9 5 (4.07%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (2.44%) Linux Administrator
10 3 (2.44%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.44%) PHP Developer
10 3 (2.44%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 2 (1.63%) DevOps Consultant
11 2 (1.63%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (38.21%) Web Services
2 33 (26.83%) LAMP
3 16 (13.01%) ActiveMQ
4 13 (10.57%) Memcached
5 9 (7.32%) HTML
6 8 (6.50%) .NET
6 8 (6.50%) SOAP
7 6 (4.88%) CSS
8 5 (4.07%) XML
8 5 (4.07%) MCollective
9 4 (3.25%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (3.25%) REST
9 4 (3.25%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (3.25%) jQuery
9 4 (3.25%) HTML5
9 4 (3.25%) RESTful
10 3 (2.44%) ZeroMQ
10 3 (2.44%) CSS3
11 2 (1.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.63%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.76%) Open Source
2 13 (10.57%) Taxonomies
3 5 (4.07%) Digital Media
4 4 (3.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.63%) Clustering
5 2 (1.63%) DTV
5 2 (1.63%) Social Network
5 2 (1.63%) DataPower
6 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.81%) BBC
6 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 68 (55.28%) Linux
2 22 (17.89%) CentOS
3 18 (14.63%) UNIX
4 17 (13.82%) Debian
5 11 (8.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (8.94%) Windows
6 4 (3.25%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.63%) CoreOS
8 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.81%) Android
9 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.81%) Fedora
9 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (69.92%) DevOps
2 61 (49.59%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (44.72%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (29.27%) TDD
4 36 (29.27%) Configuration Management
5 34 (27.64%) Scrum
6 29 (23.58%) BDD
7 19 (15.45%) Kanban
8 16 (13.01%) Automated Testing
9 10 (8.13%) E-Commerce
9 10 (8.13%) Software Engineering
10 8 (6.50%) SOA
11 6 (4.88%) OO
12 5 (4.07%) Network Design
12 5 (4.07%) MVC
13 4 (3.25%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (3.25%) Migration
13 4 (3.25%) Service Delivery
13 4 (3.25%) Load Balancing
13 4 (3.25%) Process Architecture
Programming Languages
1 57 (46.34%) PHP
2 51 (41.46%) Python
3 47 (38.21%) Ruby
4 33 (26.83%) Perl
5 32 (26.02%) Bash Shell
6 27 (21.95%) Java
7 12 (9.76%) Scala
8 11 (8.94%) SQL
9 9 (7.32%) JavaScript
10 6 (4.88%) PowerShell
11 4 (3.25%) Golang
11 4 (3.25%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.44%) Clojure
12 3 (2.44%) Haskell
12 3 (2.44%) Erlang
12 3 (2.44%) PHP5
13 2 (1.63%) C#
14 1 (0.81%) PHP4
14 1 (0.81%) Tcl
14 1 (0.81%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (2.44%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.63%) CCNP
2 2 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.81%) Degree
3 1 (0.81%) CITP
3 1 (0.81%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (0.81%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.63%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 14 (11.38%) Varnish
2 7 (5.69%) vCloud
3 6 (4.88%) Docker
4 3 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.44%) vSphere
5 2 (1.63%) HDFS
5 2 (1.63%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.81%) XenApp
6 1 (0.81%) Xen
6 1 (0.81%) Samba
6 1 (0.81%) KVM
Systems Management
1 87 (70.73%) Puppet
2 78 (63.41%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (25.20%) Salt
4 27 (21.95%) Ansible
5 21 (17.07%) Nagios
5 21 (17.07%) ZABBIX
6 17 (13.82%) Cacti
7 14 (11.38%) Vagrant
8 5 (4.07%) logstash
8 5 (4.07%) Mesos
9 2 (1.63%) Graphite
9 2 (1.63%) Opsview
9 2 (1.63%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.81%) Munin
10 1 (0.81%) SCOM
10 1 (0.81%) collectd
10 1 (0.81%) StatsD
10 1 (0.81%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.81%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.81%) cPanel
Vendors
1 28 (22.76%) Red Hat
2 8 (6.50%) VMware
3 7 (5.69%) Oracle
4 6 (4.88%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.88%) Google
5 5 (4.07%) IBM
5 5 (4.07%) SaltStack
6 4 (3.25%) Cisco
7 3 (2.44%) SAP
7 3 (2.44%) DigitalOcean
8 2 (1.63%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.63%) Splunk
8 2 (1.63%) F5
8 2 (1.63%) New Relic
8 2 (1.63%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.63%) Intel
8 2 (1.63%) Perforce
8 2 (1.63%) Zend
9 1 (0.81%) RightScale
9 1 (0.81%) EPiServer
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