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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 498 494 496
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 58 55 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.12% 0.027%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.26% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 43 10
Average daily rate
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£500 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £271 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £525 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +14.28%
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
21762 21066 19053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.59% 45.58% 46.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12678 11763 10302
Average daily rate £400 £390 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £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 892 934 1172
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.36 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +8 43 £525 +31.25% 17
Yorkshire - 7 - - 1
South East -17 3 £650 +103.12% 2
East of England +3 2 - - 3
South West - 2 £350 - 5
West Midlands -2 1 - - 1
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Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 85 (69.67%) Puppet
2 82 (67.21%) DevOps
3 72 (59.02%) Opscode Chef
4 68 (55.74%) MySQL
5 66 (54.10%) Linux
6 59 (48.36%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (44.26%) Python
8 51 (41.80%) PHP
8 51 (41.80%) Ruby
8 51 (41.80%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (39.34%) MongoDB
10 45 (36.89%) Web Services
11 40 (32.79%) Amazon AWS
12 38 (31.15%) Apache
12 38 (31.15%) Configuration Management
13 37 (30.33%) TDD
14 35 (28.69%) Bash Shell
15 33 (27.05%) LAMP
16 32 (26.23%) Scrum
17 31 (25.41%) Perl
18 29 (23.77%) BDD
18 29 (23.77%) Salt
19 28 (22.95%) Jenkins
19 28 (22.95%) Amazon EC2
20 27 (22.13%) Open Source
20 27 (22.13%) Ansible
21 26 (21.31%) OpenStack
21 26 (21.31%) Git (software)
21 26 (21.31%) Java
22 25 (20.49%) Subversion

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 38 (31.15%) Apache
2 26 (21.31%) OpenStack
3 20 (16.39%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (12.30%) Drupal
5 14 (11.48%) Apache Solr
6 10 (8.20%) nginx
7 6 (4.92%) IIS
8 4 (3.28%) Node.js
9 3 (2.46%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.82%) CMS
10 1 (0.82%) JBoss
10 1 (0.82%) WordPress
10 1 (0.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (32.79%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (22.95%) Amazon EC2
3 19 (15.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (9.84%) Joyent
5 7 (5.74%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (5.74%) PaaS
6 5 (4.10%) SaaS
7 4 (3.28%) Heroku
7 4 (3.28%) Rackspace Cloud
8 3 (2.46%) Google App Engine
8 3 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (2.46%) GitHub
9 2 (1.64%) Office 365
10 1 (0.82%) IaaS
10 1 (0.82%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.84%) TCP/IP
2 9 (7.38%) HTTP
2 9 (7.38%) SSL
3 5 (4.10%) DNS
4 3 (2.46%) Firewall
4 3 (2.46%) VPN
4 3 (2.46%) WAN
5 2 (1.64%) DHCP
5 2 (1.64%) LAN
5 2 (1.64%) MPLS
5 2 (1.64%) IPsec
5 2 (1.64%) BIG-IP
5 2 (1.64%) MRTG
6 1 (0.82%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.82%) Multicast
6 1 (0.82%) Wireless
6 1 (0.82%) RTSP
6 1 (0.82%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (0.82%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.82%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (55.74%) MySQL
2 48 (39.34%) MongoDB
3 23 (18.85%) NoSQL
4 21 (17.21%) Apache Cassandra
5 19 (15.57%) Hadoop
6 18 (14.75%) Big Data
7 16 (13.11%) Riak
7 16 (13.11%) CouchDB
8 15 (12.30%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (4.10%) SQL Server
9 5 (4.10%) Redis
10 3 (2.46%) RethinkDB
11 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.64%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.82%) HBase
Development Applications
1 28 (22.95%) Jenkins
2 26 (21.31%) Git (software)
3 25 (20.49%) Subversion
4 19 (15.57%) Hudson
5 12 (9.84%) PHPUnit
6 3 (2.46%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.64%) Maven
7 2 (1.64%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.64%) RSpec
8 1 (0.82%) Juju
8 1 (0.82%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.82%) JIRA
8 1 (0.82%) NUnit
General
1 10 (8.20%) Marketing
2 4 (3.28%) Finance
2 4 (3.28%) Advertising
3 3 (2.46%) Publishing
4 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.64%) Electronics
4 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.82%) Games
5 1 (0.82%) Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (27.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (18.85%) Developer
3 22 (18.03%) Architect
4 14 (11.48%) DevOps Architect
4 14 (11.48%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 13 (10.66%) Drupal Developer
6 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (4.92%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (4.10%) Software Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) Consultant
7 5 (4.10%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.28%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.28%) Administrator
9 3 (2.46%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.46%) Analyst
10 2 (1.64%) Software Developer
10 2 (1.64%) Project Manager
10 2 (1.64%) DBA
10 2 (1.64%) Oracle DBA
10 2 (1.64%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (36.89%) Web Services
2 33 (27.05%) LAMP
3 16 (13.11%) ActiveMQ
4 13 (10.66%) Memcached
5 8 (6.56%) SOAP
5 8 (6.56%) .NET
6 6 (4.92%) HTML
7 5 (4.10%) CSS
7 5 (4.10%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (4.10%) REST
7 5 (4.10%) MCollective
8 4 (3.28%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (2.46%) ZeroMQ
9 3 (2.46%) CSS3
9 3 (2.46%) HTML5
10 2 (1.64%) OSGi
10 2 (1.64%) jQuery
10 2 (1.64%) RESTful
10 2 (1.64%) XML
10 2 (1.64%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.13%) Open Source
2 13 (10.66%) Taxonomies
3 5 (4.10%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.64%) DataPower
4 2 (1.64%) DTV
4 2 (1.64%) Clustering
5 1 (0.82%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 66 (54.10%) Linux
2 20 (16.39%) CentOS
3 17 (13.93%) Debian
4 16 (13.11%) UNIX
5 10 (8.20%) Windows
6 7 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.28%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.64%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.82%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (67.21%) DevOps
2 59 (48.36%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (41.80%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (31.15%) Configuration Management
5 37 (30.33%) TDD
6 32 (26.23%) Scrum
7 29 (23.77%) BDD
8 18 (14.75%) Kanban
9 16 (13.11%) Automated Testing
10 11 (9.02%) Software Engineering
11 9 (7.38%) E-Commerce
12 6 (4.92%) ITIL
12 6 (4.92%) Migration
13 4 (3.28%) MVC
13 4 (3.28%) SOA
13 4 (3.28%) Process Architecture
14 3 (2.46%) Continuous Improvement
14 3 (2.46%) Load Balancing
14 3 (2.46%) OO
14 3 (2.46%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (44.26%) Python
2 51 (41.80%) PHP
2 51 (41.80%) Ruby
3 35 (28.69%) Bash Shell
4 31 (25.41%) Perl
5 26 (21.31%) Java
6 13 (10.66%) Scala
7 11 (9.02%) SQL
8 6 (4.92%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.92%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.28%) Golang
10 3 (2.46%) Clojure
10 3 (2.46%) Haskell
10 3 (2.46%) Erlang
10 3 (2.46%) C#
11 2 (1.64%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.82%) PHP5
12 1 (0.82%) C
12 1 (0.82%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.46%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.64%) CCNP
3 1 (0.82%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (11.48%) Varnish
2 8 (6.56%) Docker
3 5 (4.10%) vCloud
4 4 (3.28%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.46%) vSphere
6 1 (0.82%) KVM
6 1 (0.82%) XenApp
6 1 (0.82%) Samba
6 1 (0.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 85 (69.67%) Puppet
2 72 (59.02%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (23.77%) Salt
4 27 (22.13%) Ansible
5 21 (17.21%) Nagios
6 19 (15.57%) ZABBIX
7 17 (13.93%) Cacti
8 8 (6.56%) Vagrant
9 7 (5.74%) Mesos
10 5 (4.10%) logstash
11 2 (1.64%) Graphite
11 2 (1.64%) Opsview
11 2 (1.64%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.82%) collectd
12 1 (0.82%) StatsD
12 1 (0.82%) Munin
12 1 (0.82%) SCOM
12 1 (0.82%) CFEngine
12 1 (0.82%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 24 (19.67%) Red Hat
2 7 (5.74%) VMware
2 7 (5.74%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.92%) Oracle
4 4 (3.28%) Cisco
4 4 (3.28%) IBM
4 4 (3.28%) Google
4 4 (3.28%) SaltStack
5 3 (2.46%) DigitalOcean
6 2 (1.64%) Zend
6 2 (1.64%) SAP
6 2 (1.64%) Intel
6 2 (1.64%) Teradata
7 1 (0.82%) Citrix
7 1 (0.82%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.82%) F5
7 1 (0.82%) Splunk
7 1 (0.82%) DataCash
7 1 (0.82%) Ogone
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