The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 149 - 127
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.026% - 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.060% - 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £315
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 - - -
Rackspace
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1670 1327 1238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.20% 43.69% 46.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 678 536
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 96 95
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.24 £40.00 £40.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Rackspace
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Rackspace across the North West region.

Rackspace Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Rackspace
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 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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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
Merseyside - 1 - -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Google
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
1 1 (100.00%) IaaS
1 1 (100.00%) Bug Management
1 1 (100.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (100.00%) Public Cloud

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
1 1 (100.00%) IaaS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (100.00%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Bug Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Google