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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 255 237 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 5 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.053% 0.067% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-23.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
4406 4255 4052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 46.67% 47.60% 50.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2388 2145 2022
Average daily rate £388 £351 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.55% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £185 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 249 317
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -13.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 May 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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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
West Sussex -19 2 £300 -
Buckinghamshire -1 1 £400 +14.28%
Hampshire - 1 £350 - 2
Berkshire - 1 £240 -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) PHP
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) IIS
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
2 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (37.50%) OpenStack
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) SaaS
3 2 (25.00%) PaaS
3 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (25.00%) Data Management
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (37.50%) IIS
1 3 (37.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) WordPress
2 1 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (25.00%) SaaS
2 2 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) VPN
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) LAMP
1 1 (12.50%) JSF
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Social Media
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (25.00%) Data Management
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Content Management
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Management
4 1 (12.50%) B2B
4 1 (12.50%) B2C
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PHP
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Sitecore
2 1 (12.50%) Facebook
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter