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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 547 513 521
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +8
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 51 56 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.099% 0.11% 0.073%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.25% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 41 24
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £388 £318
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +22.04%
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
22710 22144 21588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.94% 44.84% 46.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13715 12515 12014
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 980 1010 1121
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -4 36 £445 +3.24% 11
East of England +5 5 £575 +48.38%
South East -11 5 £370 +5.71% 1
South West -4 2 £325 -34.01% 3
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
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Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 72 (70.59%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (50.00%) Linux
3 48 (47.06%) DevOps
4 41 (40.20%) Puppet
5 38 (37.25%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (36.27%) Ruby
7 29 (28.43%) OpenStack
7 29 (28.43%) Python
8 27 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (25.49%) Configuration Management
10 25 (24.51%) MySQL
11 24 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
12 21 (20.59%) PHP
13 20 (19.61%) Java
14 19 (18.63%) .NET
14 19 (18.63%) Apache
14 19 (18.63%) Windows
14 19 (18.63%) Bash Shell
15 18 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
16 17 (16.67%) Google
17 16 (15.69%) SQL Server
17 16 (15.69%) Ansible
18 15 (14.71%) Web Services
18 15 (14.71%) Git (software)
19 14 (13.73%) CentOS
19 14 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 14 (13.73%) Open Source
19 14 (13.73%) VMware
19 14 (13.73%) Migration
20 13 (12.75%) Microsoft

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 29 (28.43%) OpenStack
2 19 (18.63%) Apache
3 9 (8.82%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (6.86%) Tomcat
5 6 (5.88%) IIS
5 6 (5.88%) CMS
5 6 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (4.90%) WebLogic
6 5 (4.90%) Confluence
7 4 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (3.92%) WordPress
7 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.94%) SAS
9 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.98%) JBoss
10 1 (0.98%) nginx
10 1 (0.98%) Node.js
10 1 (0.98%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 72 (70.59%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (9.80%) IaaS
5 9 (8.82%) Rackspace Cloud
5 9 (8.82%) PaaS
6 8 (7.84%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (5.88%) SaaS
8 5 (4.90%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.96%) Heroku
9 2 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.96%) Office 365
9 2 (1.96%) Joyent
10 1 (0.98%) GitHub
10 1 (0.98%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.98%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.98%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.84%) DNS
2 7 (6.86%) VPN
3 6 (5.88%) Internet
4 4 (3.92%) SMS
5 3 (2.94%) VoIP
5 3 (2.94%) WAN
5 3 (2.94%) LAN
5 3 (2.94%) SNMP
5 3 (2.94%) MPLS
5 3 (2.94%) EIGRP
5 3 (2.94%) IPsec
5 3 (2.94%) BIG-IP
5 3 (2.94%) RTSP
5 3 (2.94%) Multicast
6 2 (1.96%) Firewall
6 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.96%) DHCP
6 2 (1.96%) SSL
6 2 (1.96%) SAN
7 1 (0.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (24.51%) MySQL
2 16 (15.69%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.84%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.88%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.92%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.92%) Big Data
6 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.94%) CouchDB
6 3 (2.94%) Riak
6 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.94%) PowerCenter
6 3 (2.94%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (1.96%) Redis
8 1 (0.98%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.98%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 15 (14.71%) Git (software)
2 13 (12.75%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.86%) RSpec
3 7 (6.86%) Subversion
4 5 (4.90%) JIRA
4 5 (4.90%) TeamCity
4 5 (4.90%) Jasmine
5 4 (3.92%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (3.92%) Hudson
5 4 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.96%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.98%) FishEye
7 1 (0.98%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.98%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.98%) Selenium
7 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (5.88%) Publishing
2 3 (2.94%) Banking
2 3 (2.94%) Marketing
3 2 (1.96%) Finance
4 1 (0.98%) Law
4 1 (0.98%) Advertising
4 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.98%) German Language
4 1 (0.98%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 29 (28.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (20.59%) Architect
3 15 (14.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 13 (12.75%) Developer
5 11 (10.78%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (7.84%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Administrator
7 7 (6.86%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
8 6 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.90%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.92%) Applications Support
10 4 (3.92%) Security Engineer
10 4 (3.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.92%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
10 4 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.94%) Cloud Engineer
11 3 (2.94%) DevOps Architect
11 3 (2.94%) Ruby Developer
11 3 (2.94%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.63%) .NET
2 15 (14.71%) Web Services
3 10 (9.80%) Ruby on Rails
4 8 (7.84%) LAMP
4 8 (7.84%) HTML
5 5 (4.90%) HTML5
6 4 (3.92%) JSF
6 4 (3.92%) RESTful
7 3 (2.94%) J2EE
7 3 (2.94%) 802.1X
8 2 (1.96%) Sensu
8 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.96%) CSS
8 2 (1.96%) SOAP
8 2 (1.96%) JSON
8 2 (1.96%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.98%) WCF
9 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.98%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.98%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.88%) Mobile App
1 6 (5.88%) Public Cloud
2 5 (4.90%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.90%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.92%) Social Media
3 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.94%) BBC
5 2 (1.96%) Statistics
5 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.96%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.98%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.98%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.98%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.98%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.98%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 51 (50.00%) Linux
2 19 (18.63%) Windows
3 14 (13.73%) CentOS
3 14 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (10.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (6.86%) Debian
7 6 (5.88%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.92%) UNIX
9 2 (1.96%) Fedora
10 1 (0.98%) Android
10 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.98%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (47.06%) DevOps
2 27 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (25.49%) Configuration Management
4 14 (13.73%) Migration
4 14 (13.73%) Open Source
5 12 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (11.76%) TDD
6 11 (10.78%) E-Commerce
7 9 (8.82%) ITIL
7 9 (8.82%) BDD
8 8 (7.84%) Scrum
9 7 (6.86%) Information Security
9 7 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (6.86%) MVC
9 7 (6.86%) Load Balancing
10 6 (5.88%) OO
10 6 (5.88%) SOA
10 6 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (3.92%) Analytics
11 4 (3.92%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 37 (36.27%) Ruby
2 29 (28.43%) Python
3 21 (20.59%) PHP
4 20 (19.61%) Java
5 19 (18.63%) Bash Shell
6 10 (9.80%) Perl
7 8 (7.84%) JavaScript
8 7 (6.86%) C#
8 7 (6.86%) SQL
8 7 (6.86%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.92%) Scala
10 3 (2.94%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.96%) Go
11 2 (1.96%) VB
11 2 (1.96%) C++
12 1 (0.98%) C
12 1 (0.98%) RubyMotion
12 1 (0.98%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 10 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.90%) Degree
5 4 (3.92%) CCNA
5 4 (3.92%) CISSP
5 4 (3.92%) CISM
5 4 (3.92%) CCSA
5 4 (3.92%) JNCIA
6 3 (2.94%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 10 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.84%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.86%) Docker
4 1 (0.98%) Xen
4 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.98%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.98%) KVM
Systems Management
1 41 (40.20%) Puppet
2 38 (37.25%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (15.69%) Ansible
4 10 (9.80%) Salt
5 8 (7.84%) Vagrant
6 4 (3.92%) ZABBIX
6 4 (3.92%) Nagios
7 3 (2.94%) Cacti
7 3 (2.94%) logstash
8 2 (1.96%) Mesos
8 2 (1.96%) yum
9 1 (0.98%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.98%) WSUS
9 1 (0.98%) SCCM
9 1 (0.98%) SCOM
9 1 (0.98%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 17 (16.67%) Google
2 14 (13.73%) VMware
3 13 (12.75%) Microsoft
4 11 (10.78%) Red Hat
5 8 (7.84%) Oracle
6 7 (6.86%) Cisco
7 6 (5.88%) Sitecore
8 4 (3.92%) Atlassian
8 4 (3.92%) Facebook
8 4 (3.92%) Twitter
8 4 (3.92%) AppDynamics
9 3 (2.94%) Teradata
9 3 (2.94%) F5
9 3 (2.94%) Informatica
10 2 (1.96%) IBM
10 2 (1.96%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.98%) EMC
11 1 (0.98%) BMC
11 1 (0.98%) NetApp
11 1 (0.98%) Apple