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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 521 495 505
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +10
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 52 71 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.15% 0.026%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.32% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 55 9
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £305 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +6.66%
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
22607 22103 19486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.40% 45.51% 46.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13184 12493 10698
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £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 977 1006 1112
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 £11.35 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

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 31 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 31 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 -17 31 £450 - 17
Yorkshire - 9 - -
South East -29 6 £351 +9.76% 6
West Midlands -7 3 £310 +5.08%
South West - 2 £350 - 4
East of England +9 1 - -
North West - - - - 1
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Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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 77 (64.17%) Puppet
2 74 (61.67%) DevOps
3 69 (57.50%) Linux
4 65 (54.17%) Opscode Chef
5 60 (50.00%) MySQL
6 55 (45.83%) Ruby
7 53 (44.17%) Python
8 52 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (37.50%) PHP
10 43 (35.83%) Web Services
11 42 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
12 41 (34.17%) Continuous Integration
13 39 (32.50%) MongoDB
13 39 (32.50%) Apache
13 39 (32.50%) Configuration Management
14 37 (30.83%) Bash Shell
15 32 (26.67%) TDD
16 30 (25.00%) OpenStack
17 28 (23.33%) Amazon EC2
17 28 (23.33%) Perl
18 25 (20.83%) LAMP
18 25 (20.83%) Scrum
18 25 (20.83%) Jenkins
18 25 (20.83%) Ansible
18 25 (20.83%) Salt
19 24 (20.00%) BDD
19 24 (20.00%) Open Source
20 23 (19.17%) Java
21 21 (17.50%) Red Hat
21 21 (17.50%) Git (software)

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 39 (32.50%) Apache
2 30 (25.00%) OpenStack
3 17 (14.17%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (8.33%) nginx
4 10 (8.33%) IIS
4 10 (8.33%) Drupal
5 9 (7.50%) Apache Solr
6 5 (4.17%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.33%) Node.js
8 1 (0.83%) Confluence
8 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.83%) CMS
8 1 (0.83%) WordPress
8 1 (0.83%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (23.33%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (14.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (7.50%) Joyent
5 7 (5.83%) PaaS
6 6 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (4.17%) IaaS
7 5 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (4.17%) Rackspace Cloud
7 5 (4.17%) SaaS
8 4 (3.33%) Heroku
9 3 (2.50%) Google App Engine
9 3 (2.50%) GitHub
10 2 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (7.50%) HTTP
2 9 (7.50%) SSL
3 7 (5.83%) DNS
4 4 (3.33%) VPN
5 2 (1.67%) LAN
5 2 (1.67%) WAN
5 2 (1.67%) DHCP
5 2 (1.67%) Firewall
5 2 (1.67%) MRTG
6 1 (0.83%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.83%) Multicast
6 1 (0.83%) IPsec
6 1 (0.83%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.83%) RTSP
6 1 (0.83%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.83%) SAN
6 1 (0.83%) Internet
6 1 (0.83%) MPLS
6 1 (0.83%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (50.00%) MySQL
2 39 (32.50%) MongoDB
3 18 (15.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (14.17%) NoSQL
5 16 (13.33%) Hadoop
6 15 (12.50%) Big Data
7 14 (11.67%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (10.83%) CouchDB
8 13 (10.83%) Riak
9 7 (5.83%) SQL Server
10 4 (3.33%) Redis
11 3 (2.50%) RethinkDB
11 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.67%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.83%) HBase
Development Applications
1 25 (20.83%) Jenkins
2 21 (17.50%) Git (software)
3 20 (16.67%) Subversion
4 16 (13.33%) Hudson
5 7 (5.83%) PHPUnit
6 4 (3.33%) RSpec
7 3 (2.50%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.67%) Maven
8 2 (1.67%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.67%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.83%) Juju
9 1 (0.83%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.83%) JIRA
9 1 (0.83%) NUnit
General
1 11 (9.17%) Marketing
2 4 (3.33%) Finance
2 4 (3.33%) Publishing
3 3 (2.50%) Advertising
4 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.67%) Electronics
4 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) Games
5 1 (0.83%) Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (27.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (16.67%) Developer
3 18 (15.00%) Architect
4 16 (13.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 11 (9.17%) DevOps Architect
6 8 (6.67%) Drupal Developer
7 6 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.00%) Administrator
8 5 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (4.17%) Consultant
8 5 (4.17%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (2.50%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (2.50%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.50%) Analyst
10 3 (2.50%) Linux Administrator
10 3 (2.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (35.83%) Web Services
2 25 (20.83%) LAMP
3 12 (10.00%) .NET
4 11 (9.17%) ActiveMQ
5 8 (6.67%) Memcached
5 8 (6.67%) SOAP
6 7 (5.83%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (4.17%) REST
8 4 (3.33%) MCollective
8 4 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (3.33%) HTML
9 3 (2.50%) CSS
9 3 (2.50%) ZeroMQ
9 3 (2.50%) React
10 2 (1.67%) Apache Camel
10 2 (1.67%) XML
10 2 (1.67%) OSGi
10 2 (1.67%) jQuery
10 2 (1.67%) RESTful
11 1 (0.83%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.00%) Open Source
2 8 (6.67%) Taxonomies
3 5 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.33%) Digital Media
4 4 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.50%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.67%) Clustering
6 2 (1.67%) DataPower
6 2 (1.67%) DTV
6 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 69 (57.50%) Linux
2 19 (15.83%) CentOS
3 14 (11.67%) Debian
3 14 (11.67%) Windows
4 11 (9.17%) UNIX
5 7 (5.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.33%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.67%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.83%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (61.67%) DevOps
2 52 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (34.17%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (32.50%) Configuration Management
5 32 (26.67%) TDD
6 25 (20.83%) Scrum
7 24 (20.00%) BDD
8 15 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 14 (11.67%) E-Commerce
10 13 (10.83%) Kanban
11 11 (9.17%) Automated Testing
12 9 (7.50%) Software Engineering
12 9 (7.50%) ITIL
13 8 (6.67%) Migration
14 6 (5.00%) MVC
15 5 (4.17%) Change Management
15 5 (4.17%) Load Balancing
16 4 (3.33%) Supplier Management
16 4 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
16 4 (3.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 55 (45.83%) Ruby
2 53 (44.17%) Python
3 45 (37.50%) PHP
4 37 (30.83%) Bash Shell
5 28 (23.33%) Perl
6 23 (19.17%) Java
7 12 (10.00%) SQL
8 11 (9.17%) Scala
9 8 (6.67%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.33%) JavaScript
10 4 (3.33%) Golang
11 3 (2.50%) Clojure
11 3 (2.50%) C#
11 3 (2.50%) Haskell
11 3 (2.50%) Erlang
12 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.83%) PHP5
13 1 (0.83%) C
13 1 (0.83%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.67%) CCNP
4 1 (0.83%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 8 (6.67%) Varnish
2 6 (5.00%) Docker
3 5 (4.17%) vCloud
4 3 (2.50%) vSphere
4 3 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.83%) XenApp
5 1 (0.83%) Samba
Systems Management
1 77 (64.17%) Puppet
2 65 (54.17%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (20.83%) Ansible
3 25 (20.83%) Salt
4 18 (15.00%) Nagios
5 16 (13.33%) ZABBIX
6 14 (11.67%) Cacti
7 9 (7.50%) Vagrant
8 6 (5.00%) Mesos
9 4 (3.33%) logstash
10 2 (1.67%) Opsview
11 1 (0.83%) Graphite
11 1 (0.83%) Munin
11 1 (0.83%) SCOM
11 1 (0.83%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.83%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.83%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 21 (17.50%) Red Hat
2 9 (7.50%) VMware
3 7 (5.83%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.00%) Oracle
4 6 (5.00%) Google
5 5 (4.17%) Cisco
6 4 (3.33%) SaltStack
7 3 (2.50%) DigitalOcean
7 3 (2.50%) IBM
7 3 (2.50%) Teradata
8 2 (1.67%) Intel
8 2 (1.67%) SAP
8 2 (1.67%) Zend
9 1 (0.83%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.83%) F5
9 1 (0.83%) Splunk
9 1 (0.83%) DataCash
9 1 (0.83%) Ogone
9 1 (0.83%) Citrix