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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 528 510 513
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 54 62 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.067%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.28% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 43 19
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £350 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £345
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +12.31%
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
22916 21957 20854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.98% 45.04% 46.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13743 12638 11452
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1024 962 1161
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.83 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 June 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 June 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 -20 37 £450 +5.88% 17
South East -22 6 £363 +3.57% 5
East of England 0 4 £575 +48.38% 1
South West +5 3 £325 - 3
Yorkshire - 3 - -
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Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (72.64%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (49.06%) Linux
3 51 (48.11%) DevOps
4 45 (42.45%) Puppet
5 38 (35.85%) Ruby
5 38 (35.85%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (30.19%) Python
7 29 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (27.36%) OpenStack
8 28 (26.42%) Configuration Management
9 26 (24.53%) MySQL
10 23 (21.70%) Bash Shell
11 21 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure
11 21 (19.81%) Windows
12 20 (18.87%) Apache
12 20 (18.87%) Java
12 20 (18.87%) PHP
13 18 (16.98%) Web Services
13 18 (16.98%) Amazon EC2
14 17 (16.04%) .NET
14 17 (16.04%) Ansible
15 15 (14.15%) SQL Server
16 14 (13.21%) TDD
17 13 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (12.26%) CentOS
17 13 (12.26%) Perl
17 13 (12.26%) Migration
18 12 (11.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 12 (11.32%) Git (software)
18 12 (11.32%) Open Source

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (27.36%) OpenStack
2 20 (18.87%) Apache
3 10 (9.43%) IIS
4 9 (8.49%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (5.66%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.72%) CMS
6 5 (4.72%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (3.77%) Confluence
7 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.77%) WebLogic
7 4 (3.77%) WordPress
8 2 (1.89%) SAS
8 2 (1.89%) Node.js
8 2 (1.89%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.94%) nginx
9 1 (0.94%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.94%) JBoss
9 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.94%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 77 (72.64%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (16.98%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (10.38%) PaaS
5 9 (8.49%) IaaS
5 9 (8.49%) SaaS
6 7 (6.60%) Rackspace Cloud
7 6 (5.66%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (4.72%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.89%) Heroku
9 2 (1.89%) Office 365
9 2 (1.89%) Joyent
10 1 (0.94%) GitHub
10 1 (0.94%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.94%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.49%) DNS
2 6 (5.66%) VPN
2 6 (5.66%) Internet
3 4 (3.77%) Firewall
3 4 (3.77%) SMS
3 4 (3.77%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.83%) WAN
4 3 (2.83%) DHCP
4 3 (2.83%) LAN
4 3 (2.83%) SAN
5 2 (1.89%) SSL
5 2 (1.89%) IPsec
5 2 (1.89%) BIG-IP
5 2 (1.89%) RTSP
5 2 (1.89%) VoIP
5 2 (1.89%) SNMP
5 2 (1.89%) MPLS
5 2 (1.89%) EIGRP
5 2 (1.89%) Multicast
6 1 (0.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.53%) MySQL
2 15 (14.15%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.55%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (7.55%) MongoDB
4 7 (6.60%) Hadoop
4 7 (6.60%) NoSQL
5 6 (5.66%) Big Data
6 5 (4.72%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.77%) CouchDB
7 4 (3.77%) Riak
8 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.89%) PowerCenter
9 2 (1.89%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (1.89%) Redis
9 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.94%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.94%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 12 (11.32%) Git (software)
1 12 (11.32%) Jenkins
2 8 (7.55%) Subversion
3 7 (6.60%) RSpec
4 6 (5.66%) Hudson
5 5 (4.72%) Jasmine
6 4 (3.77%) TeamCity
6 4 (3.77%) JIRA
7 2 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.89%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.94%) FishEye
8 1 (0.94%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.94%) NUnit
8 1 (0.94%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.94%) Selenium
8 1 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (5.66%) Publishing
2 5 (4.72%) Marketing
3 3 (2.83%) Finance
4 2 (1.89%) Banking
5 1 (0.94%) German Language
5 1 (0.94%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.94%) Law
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Advertising
5 1 (0.94%) Games
5 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.94%) Electronics
5 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (26.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (21.70%) Architect
3 15 (14.15%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 13 (12.26%) Infrastructure Architect
5 12 (11.32%) Developer
6 9 (8.49%) Administrator
7 8 (7.55%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (6.60%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.60%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 6 (5.66%) Linux Administrator
9 6 (5.66%) Enterprise Architect
10 5 (4.72%) Senior Developer
11 4 (3.77%) Security Engineer
11 4 (3.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 4 (3.77%) Applications Support
11 4 (3.77%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
11 4 (3.77%) DevOps Architect
11 4 (3.77%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
12 3 (2.83%) Cloud Engineer
12 3 (2.83%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.98%) Web Services
2 17 (16.04%) .NET
3 10 (9.43%) LAMP
3 10 (9.43%) Ruby on Rails
4 8 (7.55%) HTML
5 4 (3.77%) SOAP
5 4 (3.77%) JSF
5 4 (3.77%) HTML5
6 3 (2.83%) RESTful
6 3 (2.83%) J2EE
6 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.89%) CSS
7 2 (1.89%) Apache Flex
7 2 (1.89%) Sensu
7 2 (1.89%) REST
8 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (0.94%) MCollective
8 1 (0.94%) Apache Camel
8 1 (0.94%) OSGi
8 1 (0.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.66%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.72%) Public Cloud
2 5 (4.72%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.77%) Social Media
4 3 (2.83%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.89%) BBC
5 2 (1.89%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.89%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.89%) Statistics
5 2 (1.89%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.94%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.94%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.94%) DTV
6 1 (0.94%) Clustering
6 1 (0.94%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.94%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 52 (49.06%) Linux
2 21 (19.81%) Windows
3 13 (12.26%) CentOS
4 12 (11.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (5.66%) Debian
8 5 (4.72%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.89%) Fedora
9 2 (1.89%) UNIX
10 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.94%) Android
10 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (48.11%) DevOps
2 29 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (26.42%) Configuration Management
4 14 (13.21%) TDD
5 13 (12.26%) Migration
5 13 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (11.32%) Open Source
7 11 (10.38%) E-Commerce
7 11 (10.38%) ITIL
8 10 (9.43%) BDD
9 9 (8.49%) Scrum
10 7 (6.60%) Information Security
10 7 (6.60%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (6.60%) MVC
10 7 (6.60%) OO
10 7 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (6.60%) Load Balancing
11 6 (5.66%) SOA
12 5 (4.72%) Change Management
12 5 (4.72%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (35.85%) Ruby
2 32 (30.19%) Python
3 23 (21.70%) Bash Shell
4 20 (18.87%) Java
4 20 (18.87%) PHP
5 13 (12.26%) Perl
6 10 (9.43%) SQL
7 8 (7.55%) JavaScript
8 7 (6.60%) C#
9 6 (5.66%) PowerShell
10 5 (4.72%) Scala
11 3 (2.83%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.89%) Go
12 2 (1.89%) C++
12 2 (1.89%) C
13 1 (0.94%) VB
13 1 (0.94%) RubyMotion
13 1 (0.94%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 10 (9.43%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (6.60%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.66%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.72%) CCNA
5 4 (3.77%) CISSP
5 4 (3.77%) CISM
5 4 (3.77%) CCSA
5 4 (3.77%) JNCIA
6 3 (2.83%) Degree
6 3 (2.83%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.66%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.72%) Docker
4 1 (0.94%) Xen
4 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.94%) XenApp
4 1 (0.94%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.94%) KVM
Systems Management
1 45 (42.45%) Puppet
2 38 (35.85%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (16.04%) Ansible
4 10 (9.43%) Salt
5 6 (5.66%) Vagrant
5 6 (5.66%) ZABBIX
5 6 (5.66%) Nagios
6 4 (3.77%) Cacti
6 4 (3.77%) logstash
7 3 (2.83%) Mesos
8 2 (1.89%) SCOM
8 2 (1.89%) yum
9 1 (0.94%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.94%) WSUS
9 1 (0.94%) SCCM
9 1 (0.94%) Graphite
9 1 (0.94%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 12 (11.32%) VMware
1 12 (11.32%) Google
2 11 (10.38%) Red Hat
2 11 (10.38%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.55%) Oracle
4 7 (6.60%) Cisco
5 5 (4.72%) Sitecore
6 4 (3.77%) Facebook
6 4 (3.77%) Twitter
7 3 (2.83%) IBM
7 3 (2.83%) Teradata
8 2 (1.89%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.89%) Informatica
8 2 (1.89%) SaltStack
8 2 (1.89%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.89%) F5
9 1 (0.94%) Splunk
9 1 (0.94%) Veeam
9 1 (0.94%) Apigee
9 1 (0.94%) Mashery
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