The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 19 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rackspace
England / South East
Rank 220 236 267
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +31
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 7 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.094% 0.12% 0.021%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.24% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 2
Median daily rate £306 £330 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% -49.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £650
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -46.15%
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 South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3688 4192 4588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 49.35% 48.28% 47.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2145 2412 2388
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 220 212
Median hourly rate £16.50 £42.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.40% +144.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.72 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.00 £44.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Rackspace as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Rackspace
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 across the South East region.

Rackspace Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Rackspace
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Rackspace across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Rackspace Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Rackspace
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +20 2 - - 2
Middlesex - 2 £215 -
West Sussex - 2 £400 -
Hampshire - 1 £225 -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 South East region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 10 (52.63%) CMS
1 10 (52.63%) Degree
2 9 (47.37%) Joomla!
2 9 (47.37%) WordPress
2 9 (47.37%) Driving Licence
2 9 (47.37%) Management Information System
2 9 (47.37%) Legal
2 9 (47.37%) Service Delivery
2 9 (47.37%) Content Management
2 9 (47.37%) Intranet
3 8 (42.11%) SLA
3 8 (42.11%) Statistics
3 8 (42.11%) Marketing
3 8 (42.11%) Document Management
3 8 (42.11%) QA
4 7 (36.84%) Data Protection
4 7 (36.84%) Content Writing
5 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
6 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
7 4 (21.05%) Web Services
8 3 (15.79%) ITIL
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco
8 3 (15.79%) IBM
8 3 (15.79%) LAN
8 3 (15.79%) VoIP
8 3 (15.79%) WAN
8 3 (15.79%) VPN
8 3 (15.79%) Java

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (52.63%) CMS
2 9 (47.37%) Joomla!
2 9 (47.37%) WordPress
3 2 (10.53%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (10.53%) OpenStack
4 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.53%) GitHub
3 2 (10.53%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (10.53%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Intranet
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) LAN
2 3 (15.79%) MPLS
2 3 (15.79%) VLAN
2 3 (15.79%) VoIP
2 3 (15.79%) VPN
2 3 (15.79%) WAN
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (10.53%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Ant
1 2 (10.53%) Gradle
1 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
1 2 (10.53%) Maven
General
1 9 (47.37%) Legal
2 8 (42.11%) Marketing
3 3 (15.79%) Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Finance
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Web Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Web Content Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Designer
3 6 (31.58%) Support Assistant
3 6 (31.58%) Technical Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Technical Assistant
3 6 (31.58%) Technical Designer
3 6 (31.58%) Technical Support Assistant
3 6 (31.58%) Web Content Assistant
3 6 (31.58%) Web Content Designer
3 6 (31.58%) Web Designer
3 6 (31.58%) Web Support Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Website Designer
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) DevOps Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Driving Licence
1 9 (47.37%) Management Information System
2 8 (42.11%) Statistics
3 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
4 3 (15.79%) BBC
4 3 (15.79%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (10.53%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (10.53%) PMI
5 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
5 2 (10.53%) Public Cloud
5 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Content Management
1 9 (47.37%) Service Delivery
2 8 (42.11%) Document Management
3 7 (36.84%) Content Writing
3 7 (36.84%) Data Protection
4 3 (15.79%) DevOps
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
4 3 (15.79%) Network Design
4 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) CMMI
5 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.53%) ERP
5 2 (10.53%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (10.53%) Presales
5 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Degree
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) CCDP
3 3 (15.79%) CCIE
3 3 (15.79%) CCNA
3 3 (15.79%) CCNP
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
4 2 (10.53%) PMP
4 2 (10.53%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) QA
1 8 (42.11%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Ansible
1 2 (10.53%) Fluentd
1 2 (10.53%) Graphite
1 2 (10.53%) logstash
1 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
1 2 (10.53%) Salt
1 2 (10.53%) StatsD
1 2 (10.53%) ZABBIX
2 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco
1 3 (15.79%) IBM
1 3 (15.79%) Virgin Media
2 2 (10.53%) F5
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Riverbed
3 1 (5.26%) Intel
3 1 (5.26%) Veritas