The first table below looks at the demand for Rackspace Cloud skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace Cloud over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the South East region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace Cloud
Rank 244 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Rackspace Cloud 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.062% - -
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.39% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cloud Services Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
251 181 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.59% 2.16% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 101 58
Average daily rate £420 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 1
Average hourly rate £10.25 £15.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.87% -61.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
Rackspace Cloud
England

Rackspace Cloud
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Rackspace Cloud Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Rackspace Cloud
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Rackspace Cloud Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Rackspace Cloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Rackspace Cloud 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 Cloud.

1 8 (100.00%) PHP
1 8 (100.00%) jQuery
1 8 (100.00%) Rackspace
2 7 (87.50%) MySQL
2 7 (87.50%) Linux
3 6 (75.00%) CSS
3 6 (75.00%) HTML
3 6 (75.00%) OO
3 6 (75.00%) Smarty
3 6 (75.00%) HTML5
3 6 (75.00%) CSS3
3 6 (75.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (75.00%) nginx
3 6 (75.00%) PHP5
4 3 (37.50%) Symfony
4 3 (37.50%) Zend
4 3 (37.50%) Zend Framework
4 3 (37.50%) Sublime Text
5 2 (25.00%) CMS
5 2 (25.00%) Ajax
5 2 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) OO PHP
6 1 (12.50%) OOP
6 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) Retail
6 1 (12.50%) Subversion
6 1 (12.50%) Apache
6 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce

Rackspace Cloud
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Rackspace Cloud 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 Cloud. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (75.00%) nginx
2 2 (25.00%) CMS
3 1 (12.50%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
1 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (37.50%) Sublime Text
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead PHP Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (12.50%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 1 (12.50%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) jQuery
2 6 (75.00%) CSS
2 6 (75.00%) HTML
2 6 (75.00%) Smarty
2 6 (75.00%) HTML5
2 6 (75.00%) CSS3
3 3 (37.50%) Symfony
3 3 (37.50%) Zend Framework
4 2 (25.00%) Ajax
4 2 (25.00%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) OO
2 2 (25.00%) OO PHP
3 1 (12.50%) OOP
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) PHP
2 6 (75.00%) PHP5
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Rackspace
2 3 (37.50%) Zend