The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank - 112 111
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.041% 0.037%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.100% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+55.03% +7.50%
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 Scotland region.

Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1296 1004 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 46.39% 40.78% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 490 454
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 74
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.63 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.77% -26.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £32.35 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +2.52%

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Rackspace
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Rackspace Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Rackspace
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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
Edinburgh - - - -
Rackspace
UK

Rackspace
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (100.00%) SUSE
1 2 (100.00%) CentOS
1 2 (100.00%) nginx
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) Opscode Chef

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (100.00%) nginx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Administrator
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) SUSE
1 2 (100.00%) CentOS
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
1 2 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat