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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rackspace
England / North West
Rank 133 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.038% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.085% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £335 £425
% change year-on-year
+22.38% -21.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
1174 1621 1440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.77% 41.31% 45.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 865 752
Median daily rate £400 £375 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £517 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 86 111
Median hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% +107.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.60 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £47.33 £34.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.65%

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Rackspace as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 6 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) MS Project
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (33.33%) Puppet
3 2 (33.33%) OpenStack
3 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) Private Cloud
3 2 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (33.33%) Public Cloud
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity Management
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (16.67%) FMCG
4 1 (16.67%) Replication
4 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
4 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
4 1 (16.67%) ETL

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Web Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Web Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) IT Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (33.33%) Private Cloud
1 2 (33.33%) Public Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) FMCG
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity Management
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
1 2 (33.33%) Python
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Intel
1 1 (16.67%) MicroStrategy
1 1 (16.67%) Veritas