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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 529 499 527
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +28
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 51 77 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.15% 0.032%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.33% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 59 11
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £319 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £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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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
23060 23462 20410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.55% 45.66% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13389 13412 11202
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £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 997 1033 1135
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £41.00 £39.37
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -21 29 £438 -10.25% 31
Yorkshire - 10 - - 2
South East -19 7 £303 -5.46% 4
West Midlands -14 3 £310 +5.08%
East of England +16 1 - -
South West - 1 £475 - 3
North West - - - -
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Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 89 (80.91%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (57.27%) Puppet
3 62 (56.36%) DevOps
4 61 (55.45%) Linux
5 55 (50.00%) Ruby
6 52 (47.27%) MySQL
7 51 (46.36%) Opscode Chef
8 50 (45.45%) Python
9 42 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (34.55%) Web Services
11 36 (32.73%) PHP
12 35 (31.82%) Apache
13 34 (30.91%) Bash Shell
14 31 (28.18%) MongoDB
14 31 (28.18%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (28.18%) Configuration Management
15 30 (27.27%) OpenStack
16 27 (24.55%) TDD
17 25 (22.73%) Perl
18 24 (21.82%) Ansible
19 22 (20.00%) Jenkins
19 22 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
20 21 (19.09%) Salt
21 20 (18.18%) BDD
21 20 (18.18%) Java
22 17 (15.45%) Red Hat
22 17 (15.45%) LAMP
22 17 (15.45%) Microsoft Azure
22 17 (15.45%) Git (software)
22 17 (15.45%) Open Source

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 35 (31.82%) Apache
2 30 (27.27%) OpenStack
3 16 (14.55%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (9.09%) IIS
5 8 (7.27%) nginx
6 5 (4.55%) Node.js
7 4 (3.64%) Drupal
7 4 (3.64%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.73%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.82%) Confluence
10 1 (0.91%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.91%) CMS
10 1 (0.91%) WordPress
10 1 (0.91%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 89 (80.91%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (15.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (5.45%) PaaS
5 5 (4.55%) SaaS
5 5 (4.55%) IaaS
5 5 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (3.64%) Joyent
6 4 (3.64%) GitHub
6 4 (3.64%) Heroku
6 4 (3.64%) Rackspace Cloud
7 3 (2.73%) Google App Engine
8 2 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.91%) TCP/IP
2 9 (8.18%) HTTP
2 9 (8.18%) SSL
3 7 (6.36%) DNS
4 4 (3.64%) VPN
5 2 (1.82%) LAN
5 2 (1.82%) WAN
5 2 (1.82%) DHCP
5 2 (1.82%) Firewall
5 2 (1.82%) MRTG
6 1 (0.91%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.91%) Multicast
6 1 (0.91%) IPsec
6 1 (0.91%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.91%) RTSP
6 1 (0.91%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.91%) SAN
6 1 (0.91%) Internet
6 1 (0.91%) MPLS
6 1 (0.91%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (47.27%) MySQL
2 31 (28.18%) MongoDB
3 16 (14.55%) Apache Cassandra
3 16 (14.55%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (13.64%) NoSQL
5 14 (12.73%) Hadoop
6 13 (11.82%) Big Data
7 11 (10.00%) CouchDB
7 11 (10.00%) Riak
8 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
9 5 (4.55%) Redis
10 3 (2.73%) RethinkDB
10 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.82%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.91%) HBase
Development Applications
1 22 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 17 (15.45%) Git (software)
3 14 (12.73%) Subversion
3 14 (12.73%) Hudson
4 7 (6.36%) RSpec
5 5 (4.55%) Jasmine
6 3 (2.73%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.82%) Maven
7 2 (1.82%) JIRA
7 2 (1.82%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.91%) Juju
8 1 (0.91%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.91%) FishEye
8 1 (0.91%) Selenium
8 1 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.91%) NUnit
8 1 (0.91%) Mercurial
General
1 8 (7.27%) Marketing
2 4 (3.64%) Publishing
3 3 (2.73%) Finance
4 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.91%) Advertising
4 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.91%) Electronics
4 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.91%) Games
4 1 (0.91%) Banking
4 1 (0.91%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (14.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 16 (14.55%) Architect
2 16 (14.55%) Developer
3 9 (8.18%) DevOps Architect
4 7 (6.36%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 5 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (4.55%) Senior Developer
5 5 (4.55%) Administrator
5 5 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (3.64%) Software Engineer
6 4 (3.64%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
6 4 (3.64%) Consultant
6 4 (3.64%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (2.73%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (2.73%) Project Manager
7 3 (2.73%) Analyst
8 2 (1.82%) Software Developer
8 2 (1.82%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (34.55%) Web Services
2 17 (15.45%) LAMP
3 12 (10.91%) .NET
4 10 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
5 8 (7.27%) SOAP
6 5 (4.55%) ActiveMQ
6 5 (4.55%) REST
7 4 (3.64%) HTML
7 4 (3.64%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (2.73%) CSS
8 3 (2.73%) ZeroMQ
8 3 (2.73%) MCollective
8 3 (2.73%) React
9 2 (1.82%) Apache Camel
9 2 (1.82%) XML
9 2 (1.82%) Memcached
9 2 (1.82%) OSGi
9 2 (1.82%) jQuery
9 2 (1.82%) RESTful
10 1 (0.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.45%) Open Source
2 5 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.64%) Digital Media
3 4 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.73%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.82%) DataPower
5 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.82%) Clustering
5 2 (1.82%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.91%) DTV
6 1 (0.91%) BBC
6 1 (0.91%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 61 (55.45%) Linux
2 16 (14.55%) CentOS
3 15 (13.64%) Windows
4 12 (10.91%) Debian
5 7 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.45%) UNIX
7 5 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (4.55%) Ubuntu
7 5 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.82%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.91%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (56.36%) DevOps
2 42 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (28.18%) Configuration Management
3 31 (28.18%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (24.55%) TDD
5 20 (18.18%) BDD
6 16 (14.55%) Scrum
7 15 (13.64%) E-Commerce
8 13 (11.82%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (8.18%) ITIL
9 9 (8.18%) MVC
10 8 (7.27%) Migration
10 8 (7.27%) Software Engineering
11 7 (6.36%) OO
12 5 (4.55%) Change Management
12 5 (4.55%) Load Balancing
12 5 (4.55%) Kanban
13 4 (3.64%) Automated Testing
13 4 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (3.64%) Process Architecture
Programming Languages
1 55 (50.00%) Ruby
2 50 (45.45%) Python
3 36 (32.73%) PHP
4 34 (30.91%) Bash Shell
5 25 (22.73%) Perl
6 20 (18.18%) Java
7 12 (10.91%) SQL
8 10 (9.09%) Scala
9 7 (6.36%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.64%) JavaScript
10 4 (3.64%) Golang
11 3 (2.73%) Clojure
11 3 (2.73%) C#
11 3 (2.73%) Haskell
11 3 (2.73%) Erlang
12 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.91%) PHP5
13 1 (0.91%) C
13 1 (0.91%) Tcl
13 1 (0.91%) RubyMotion
Qualifications
1 5 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.73%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.73%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.82%) CCNP
4 1 (0.91%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.45%) Docker
3 5 (4.55%) vCloud
4 4 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.73%) vSphere
6 2 (1.82%) Varnish
7 1 (0.91%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.91%) XenApp
7 1 (0.91%) Samba
Systems Management
1 63 (57.27%) Puppet
2 51 (46.36%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (21.82%) Ansible
4 21 (19.09%) Salt
5 16 (14.55%) Nagios
6 14 (12.73%) ZABBIX
7 12 (10.91%) Cacti
8 8 (7.27%) Vagrant
9 6 (5.45%) Mesos
10 5 (4.55%) logstash
11 2 (1.82%) Opsview
12 1 (0.91%) Graphite
12 1 (0.91%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.91%) Munin
12 1 (0.91%) yum
12 1 (0.91%) SCOM
12 1 (0.91%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 17 (15.45%) Red Hat
2 9 (8.18%) VMware
3 8 (7.27%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.45%) Oracle
4 6 (5.45%) Google
5 5 (4.55%) Cisco
6 4 (3.64%) SaltStack
7 3 (2.73%) DigitalOcean
7 3 (2.73%) IBM
7 3 (2.73%) Teradata
8 2 (1.82%) Intel
8 2 (1.82%) Apigee
8 2 (1.82%) Mashery
8 2 (1.82%) Zend
8 2 (1.82%) Splunk
9 1 (0.91%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.91%) F5
9 1 (0.91%) DataCash
9 1 (0.91%) Ogone
9 1 (0.91%) Citrix
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