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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rackspace
UK / England
Rank 515 554 536
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -18
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 50 52 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.26% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 41 44
Median daily rate £413 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £330 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £675 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £335 £425
% change year-on-year
+22.38% -21.17%
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
18740 19973 21191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.24% 42.91% 45.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11637 11888 12684
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 810 945
Median hourly rate £19.63 £22.50 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% +29.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.42 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.63 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.65%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +6 27 £413 -13.15% 15
Yorkshire +18 9 £410 -0.60% 3
West Midlands - 6 £525 -
South East +18 5 £225 -31.81% 4
East Midlands +2 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 £420 -
Rackspace
UK

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 85 (70.83%) DevOps
2 78 (65.00%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (63.33%) Linux
4 66 (55.00%) Opscode Chef
5 59 (49.17%) Python
6 57 (47.50%) Web Services
6 57 (47.50%) Puppet
7 55 (45.83%) Ruby
8 45 (37.50%) PHP
8 45 (37.50%) Ansible
9 42 (35.00%) Jenkins
9 42 (35.00%) MySQL
9 42 (35.00%) Configuration Management
10 41 (34.17%) Agile Software Development
10 41 (34.17%) Git (software)
11 36 (30.00%) Salt
11 36 (30.00%) Subversion
12 34 (28.33%) Microsoft Azure
13 32 (26.67%) Open Source
13 32 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
14 31 (25.83%) MongoDB
15 30 (25.00%) HTTP
16 28 (23.33%) SSL
16 28 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (21.67%) TCP/IP
18 25 (20.83%) Vagrant
19 23 (19.17%) ELK Stack
19 23 (19.17%) Windows
19 23 (19.17%) Java
20 20 (16.67%) nginx

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 20 (16.67%) nginx
2 18 (15.00%) OpenStack
3 17 (14.17%) Apache
3 17 (14.17%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (11.67%) IIS
5 13 (10.83%) WordPress
6 11 (9.17%) CMS
7 10 (8.33%) Joomla!
8 9 (7.50%) Tomcat
9 5 (4.17%) Apache Spark
10 2 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.67%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.83%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.83%) Jetty
11 1 (0.83%) Mongrel
11 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) MS Project
2 2 (1.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 78 (65.00%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (28.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (14.17%) IaaS
4 9 (7.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (5.83%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (5.83%) DigitalOcean
6 7 (5.83%) Route 53
7 6 (5.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 6 (5.00%) Amazon S3
7 6 (5.00%) Sumo Logic
8 5 (4.17%) Rackspace Cloud
9 4 (3.33%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (2.50%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (2.50%) GitHub
10 3 (2.50%) SaaS
10 3 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (1.67%) Google Analytics
11 2 (1.67%) Linode
11 2 (1.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (25.00%) HTTP
2 28 (23.33%) SSL
3 26 (21.67%) TCP/IP
4 13 (10.83%) DNS
5 10 (8.33%) Intranet
6 8 (6.67%) VPN
7 5 (4.17%) Firewall
7 5 (4.17%) Internet
8 2 (1.67%) DHCP
8 2 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.67%) LAN
8 2 (1.67%) SAN
8 2 (1.67%) VLAN
8 2 (1.67%) WAN
9 1 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.83%) IPv4
9 1 (0.83%) IPv6
9 1 (0.83%) NAS
9 1 (0.83%) Network Security
9 1 (0.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (35.00%) MySQL
2 32 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
3 31 (25.83%) MongoDB
4 7 (5.83%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (5.83%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (5.83%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.00%) Hadoop
5 6 (5.00%) Redis
5 6 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.17%) HBase
6 5 (4.17%) Riak
7 3 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.67%) DataStage
8 2 (1.67%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (1.67%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.83%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 42 (35.00%) Jenkins
2 41 (34.17%) Git (software)
3 36 (30.00%) Subversion
4 25 (20.83%) Vagrant
5 7 (5.83%) Grunt
5 7 (5.83%) Maven
5 7 (5.83%) NUnit
6 5 (4.17%) GitLab
7 1 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.83%) GoCD
7 1 (0.83%) Hudson
7 1 (0.83%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.83%) Travis CI
General
1 11 (9.17%) Legal
2 9 (7.50%) Marketing
3 6 (5.00%) Finance
4 3 (2.50%) Retail
5 2 (1.67%) Advertising
5 2 (1.67%) Back Office
5 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.83%) Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (32.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 30 (25.00%) AWS DevOps
3 23 (19.17%) AWS Engineer
4 19 (15.83%) Developer
5 16 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
5 16 (13.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 15 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 12 (10.00%) Analyst
8 10 (8.33%) Administrator
9 9 (7.50%) DBA
9 9 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (7.50%) SQL DBA
9 9 (7.50%) Web Analyst
9 9 (7.50%) Web Content Analyst
10 8 (6.67%) Azure DevOps
10 8 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (6.67%) Senior DevOps
10 8 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (5.83%) Ruby Engineer
12 6 (5.00%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (47.50%) Web Services
2 23 (19.17%) ELK Stack
3 20 (16.67%) LEMP Stack
4 13 (10.83%) LAMP
5 12 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 9 (7.50%) .NET
6 9 (7.50%) CSS
6 9 (7.50%) HTML
6 9 (7.50%) HTML5
7 8 (6.67%) CSS3
7 8 (6.67%) Node.js
8 7 (5.83%) .NET Framework
8 7 (5.83%) ADO
8 7 (5.83%) ASP.NET
8 7 (5.83%) Dapper ORM
8 7 (5.83%) Entity Framework
8 7 (5.83%) jQuery
8 7 (5.83%) LAPP Stack
9 5 (4.17%) React
10 3 (2.50%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.50%) Public Cloud
2 10 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 10 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.67%) Statistics
4 7 (5.83%) Replication
5 6 (5.00%) Private Cloud
6 4 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.50%) User Experience
8 2 (1.67%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.67%) FMCG
9 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.83%) BBC
9 1 (0.83%) PMI
9 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 76 (63.33%) Linux
2 23 (19.17%) Windows
3 13 (10.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (8.33%) CentOS
5 8 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 7 (5.83%) Ubuntu
7 5 (4.17%) CoreOS
8 4 (3.33%) Unix
9 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.67%) SUSE
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (70.83%) DevOps
2 42 (35.00%) Configuration Management
3 41 (34.17%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (26.67%) Open Source
5 28 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (14.17%) Regression Testing
7 14 (11.67%) Process Architecture
8 11 (9.17%) ITIL
8 11 (9.17%) TDD
8 11 (9.17%) Web Operations
9 10 (8.33%) Content Management
9 10 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (7.50%) BDD
10 9 (7.50%) Document Management
11 8 (6.67%) Automated Testing
11 8 (6.67%) Content Writing
11 8 (6.67%) Data Protection
11 8 (6.67%) Service Delivery
12 7 (5.83%) Coaching
12 7 (5.83%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 59 (49.17%) Python
2 55 (45.83%) Ruby
3 45 (37.50%) PHP
4 23 (19.17%) Java
5 18 (15.00%) Bash Shell
6 14 (11.67%) SQL
7 9 (7.50%) C#
7 9 (7.50%) Perl
7 9 (7.50%) VB
8 8 (6.67%) JavaScript
9 7 (5.83%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.33%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.50%) Go
12 2 (1.67%) C++
12 2 (1.67%) Jython
12 2 (1.67%) Scala
12 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.83%) Degree
4 4 (3.33%) MCSD
4 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.67%) CCNA
5 2 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.83%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.83%) CCDP
6 1 (0.83%) CCIE
6 1 (0.83%) CCNP
6 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.83%) PMP
6 1 (0.83%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.33%) SLA
2 8 (6.67%) QA
3 4 (3.33%) COBIT
4 3 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.83%) BS7799
System Software
1 19 (15.83%) Docker
2 12 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.83%) VirtualBox
4 5 (4.17%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.17%) HDFS
5 3 (2.50%) Xen
6 2 (1.67%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.67%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 66 (55.00%) Opscode Chef
2 57 (47.50%) Puppet
3 45 (37.50%) Ansible
4 36 (30.00%) Salt
5 17 (14.17%) Kibana
5 17 (14.17%) logstash
6 16 (13.33%) Terraform
7 14 (11.67%) Grafana
8 10 (8.33%) Nagios
8 10 (8.33%) ZABBIX
9 9 (7.50%) Kubernetes
10 7 (5.83%) Packer
11 3 (2.50%) collectd
11 3 (2.50%) StatsD
12 2 (1.67%) NetBackup
12 2 (1.67%) OpenNMS
12 2 (1.67%) Tivoli
12 2 (1.67%) Zenoss
13 1 (0.83%) CFEngine
13 1 (0.83%) Mesos
Vendors
1 14 (11.67%) SaltStack
1 14 (11.67%) VMware
1 14 (11.67%) Zend
2 13 (10.83%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.00%) New Relic
3 12 (10.00%) Splunk
4 11 (9.17%) Google
4 11 (9.17%) Red Hat
5 7 (5.83%) Oracle
5 7 (5.83%) RedGate
6 5 (4.17%) IBM
7 3 (2.50%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.67%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.67%) Cisco
8 2 (1.67%) hybris
8 2 (1.67%) Intel
8 2 (1.67%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (1.67%) Veritas
9 1 (0.83%) Avaya
9 1 (0.83%) Sophos
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