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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 540 566 524
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -42
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 79 52 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.10% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.37% 0.23% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 40 66
Median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £503 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £330 £388
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -14.83%
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
21622 22748 21954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.42% 44.74% 44.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13579 13652 12664
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 1032 974
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.17 £41.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +29 52 £500 +13.89% 10
West Midlands -8 12 £450 +45.16% 1
South East +9 10 £425 +17.24% 1
Yorkshire +3 3 £450 - 4
North West - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £425 - 1
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Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 121 (90.98%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
3 74 (55.64%) DevOps
4 73 (54.89%) Linux
5 71 (53.38%) Puppet
6 55 (41.35%) Ansible
7 46 (34.59%) Microsoft Azure
8 43 (32.33%) Ruby
9 41 (30.83%) Windows
9 41 (30.83%) Python
10 39 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
11 37 (27.82%) Open Source
11 37 (27.82%) Configuration Management
12 36 (27.07%) VMware
13 35 (26.32%) Web Services
14 32 (24.06%) VMware Infrastructure
15 31 (23.31%) Docker
16 30 (22.56%) Perl
17 29 (21.80%) Bash Shell
17 29 (21.80%) OpenStack
18 28 (21.05%) Java
19 26 (19.55%) Continuous Integration
20 25 (18.80%) Migration
21 23 (17.29%) Jenkins
22 22 (16.54%) IaaS
22 22 (16.54%) Web Operations
23 19 (14.29%) TeamCity
24 18 (13.53%) Google
24 18 (13.53%) JavaScript
24 18 (13.53%) MySQL

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 29 (21.80%) OpenStack
2 14 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 10 (7.52%) WebSphere
4 9 (6.77%) Apache
5 8 (6.02%) IIS
6 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.01%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.26%) JBoss
7 3 (2.26%) MS Exchange
7 3 (2.26%) nginx
8 2 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.75%) Confluence
9 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Magento
1 1 (0.75%) OpenText Process Suite
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 121 (90.98%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (34.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (16.54%) IaaS
4 17 (12.78%) PaaS
5 16 (12.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (11.28%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (9.02%) Google App Engine
8 11 (8.27%) SaaS
9 6 (4.51%) Rackspace Cloud
10 4 (3.01%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.50%) Datadog
11 2 (1.50%) Office 365
11 2 (1.50%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.75%) CloudBees
12 1 (0.75%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.53%) Internet
2 11 (8.27%) Firewall
3 8 (6.02%) NetScaler
4 6 (4.51%) DNS
4 6 (4.51%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.51%) VPN
5 4 (3.01%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (3.01%) HTTP
6 3 (2.26%) DHCP
6 3 (2.26%) Network Security
6 3 (2.26%) SSL
7 2 (1.50%) SAN
8 1 (0.75%) AMQP
8 1 (0.75%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (0.75%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.75%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.75%) LAN
8 1 (0.75%) NAS
8 1 (0.75%) SSH
8 1 (0.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.53%) MySQL
2 5 (3.76%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.76%) NoSQL
2 5 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.26%) MariaDB
4 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.50%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.75%) Big Data
6 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.75%) HBase
6 1 (0.75%) Impala
6 1 (0.75%) Redis
6 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (17.29%) Jenkins
2 19 (14.29%) TeamCity
3 16 (12.03%) Vagrant
4 11 (8.27%) Travis CI
5 8 (6.02%) Git (software)
6 7 (5.26%) Jasmine
7 5 (3.76%) Subversion
8 4 (3.01%) RSpec
9 3 (2.26%) Ant
9 3 (2.26%) JUnit
9 3 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.50%) Burp Suite
10 2 (1.50%) GitLab
10 2 (1.50%) JIRA
10 2 (1.50%) Maven
10 2 (1.50%) MSBuild
10 2 (1.50%) Sinon.JS
11 1 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.75%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (6.02%) Finance
1 8 (6.02%) Legal
2 7 (5.26%) Retail
3 4 (3.01%) Law
3 4 (3.01%) Publishing
4 2 (1.50%) Banking
4 2 (1.50%) Games
4 2 (1.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (26.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 31 (23.31%) Architect
3 20 (15.04%) Cloud Engineer
4 17 (12.78%) Technical Architect
5 13 (9.77%) Cloud Architect
6 12 (9.02%) Digital Architect
6 12 (9.02%) Digital Technical Architect
7 11 (8.27%) AWS Architect
8 10 (7.52%) Developer
9 7 (5.26%) Consultant
9 7 (5.26%) Ruby Developer
10 6 (4.51%) Administrator
10 6 (4.51%) Migration Architect
10 6 (4.51%) Senior DevOps
10 6 (4.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Security Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Systems Administrator
12 4 (3.01%) AWS DevOps
12 4 (3.01%) Cloud Specialist
12 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (26.32%) Web Services
2 7 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (3.76%) HTML
3 5 (3.76%) LAMP
4 3 (2.26%) .NET
4 3 (2.26%) ELK Stack
4 3 (2.26%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (2.26%) RESTful
5 2 (1.50%) CSS
5 2 (1.50%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.50%) J2EE
5 2 (1.50%) JDBC
5 2 (1.50%) JSON
5 2 (1.50%) REST
5 2 (1.50%) Spring
5 2 (1.50%) XML
6 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.75%) COM
6 1 (0.75%) Middleware
6 1 (0.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.02%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (5.26%) Blog
3 6 (4.51%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.76%) CESG
4 5 (3.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (3.01%) Cloud Native
5 4 (3.01%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.01%) User Experience
6 3 (2.26%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.26%) Fintech
6 3 (2.26%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.50%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.75%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.75%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.75%) FMCG
8 1 (0.75%) iSeries
8 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.75%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 73 (54.89%) Linux
2 41 (30.83%) Windows
3 17 (12.78%) Windows Server
4 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (6.02%) Unix
7 5 (3.76%) CentOS
7 5 (3.76%) Solaris
8 3 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.50%) Debian
9 2 (1.50%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.50%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.50%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.50%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.75%) Android
10 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.75%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.75%) Fedora
10 1 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (55.64%) DevOps
2 39 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (27.82%) Configuration Management
3 37 (27.82%) Open Source
4 26 (19.55%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (18.80%) Migration
6 22 (16.54%) Web Operations
7 11 (8.27%) ETL
8 10 (7.52%) Rapid Prototyping
9 9 (6.77%) Project Management
9 9 (6.77%) Scrum
10 8 (6.02%) CRM
10 8 (6.02%) Information Security
10 8 (6.02%) MVC
10 8 (6.02%) TDD
11 7 (5.26%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.26%) OO
12 6 (4.51%) E-Commerce
12 6 (4.51%) Server Virtualisation
12 6 (4.51%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 43 (32.33%) Ruby
2 41 (30.83%) Python
3 30 (22.56%) Perl
4 29 (21.80%) Bash Shell
5 28 (21.05%) Java
6 18 (13.53%) JavaScript
7 15 (11.28%) PowerShell
8 10 (7.52%) PHP
8 10 (7.52%) SQL
9 5 (3.76%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.01%) C#
11 3 (2.26%) Go
11 3 (2.26%) RubyMotion
12 2 (1.50%) AWK
12 2 (1.50%) C++
12 2 (1.50%) Korn
12 2 (1.50%) sed
13 1 (0.75%) C
13 1 (0.75%) Delphi
13 1 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (6.02%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.76%) CCNA
2 5 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.01%) CISSP
4 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.50%) CCSA
5 2 (1.50%) CISM
5 2 (1.50%) JNCIA
5 2 (1.50%) MCITP
5 2 (1.50%) MCSA
6 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) Degree
6 1 (0.75%) MCSE
6 1 (0.75%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.02%) QA
2 3 (2.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 32 (24.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (23.31%) Docker
3 17 (12.78%) Hyper-V
4 16 (12.03%) Active Directory
5 13 (9.77%) vSphere
6 10 (7.52%) XenDesktop
7 9 (6.77%) XenServer
8 6 (4.51%) Xen
9 4 (3.01%) KVM
10 3 (2.26%) oVirt
11 2 (1.50%) Postfix
12 1 (0.75%) HDFS
12 1 (0.75%) NFS
12 1 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.75%) qmail
12 1 (0.75%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.75%) Varnish
12 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 76 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
2 71 (53.38%) Puppet
3 55 (41.35%) Ansible
4 11 (8.27%) Salt
5 8 (6.02%) Nagios
6 5 (3.76%) Pingdom
7 3 (2.26%) Cobbler
7 3 (2.26%) Kubernetes
7 3 (2.26%) SCCM
7 3 (2.26%) SCOM
7 3 (2.26%) Terraform
7 3 (2.26%) yum
8 2 (1.50%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.50%) Cacti
8 2 (1.50%) Grafana
8 2 (1.50%) Graphite
8 2 (1.50%) Kibana
8 2 (1.50%) logstash
8 2 (1.50%) Mesos
9 1 (0.75%) cPanel
Vendors
1 36 (27.07%) VMware
2 18 (13.53%) Google
3 17 (12.78%) Microsoft
4 15 (11.28%) SaltStack
5 13 (9.77%) Citrix
5 13 (9.77%) Oracle
6 8 (6.02%) Splunk
7 7 (5.26%) Cisco
8 6 (4.51%) IBM
8 6 (4.51%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.51%) Sybase
9 5 (3.76%) Barracuda Networks
9 5 (3.76%) Dell
10 4 (3.01%) hybris
10 4 (3.01%) New Relic
11 3 (2.26%) F5
11 3 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.75%) Mercator
12 1 (0.75%) Perforce
12 1 (0.75%) Symantec
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