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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 248 275 247
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -28
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 9 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.020% 0.043%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.042% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £500 £320 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.32% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
-15.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Rackspace
England

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
3991 4727 4310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.70% 47.61% 46.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2342 2718 2229
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 206 275
Median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.59 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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
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 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Hampshire - 6 - -
West Sussex - 2 £501 -
Sussex - 1 £500 -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 12 (63.16%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (36.84%) Ruby
3 6 (31.58%) Content Management
3 6 (31.58%) Document Management
3 6 (31.58%) Joomla!
3 6 (31.58%) WordPress
3 6 (31.58%) Java
3 6 (31.58%) Python
3 6 (31.58%) Intranet
3 6 (31.58%) SLA
3 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
3 6 (31.58%) Legal
3 6 (31.58%) CMS
3 6 (31.58%) Driving Licence
4 5 (26.32%) DevOps
4 5 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 5 (26.32%) Bash Shell
4 5 (26.32%) Puppet
5 4 (21.05%) Open Source
5 4 (21.05%) Data Protection
5 4 (21.05%) QA
5 4 (21.05%) Statistics
5 4 (21.05%) Marketing
5 4 (21.05%) Degree
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) Web Services
5 4 (21.05%) Perl
5 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery

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 6 (31.58%) CMS
1 6 (31.58%) Joomla!
1 6 (31.58%) WordPress
2 3 (15.79%) OpenStack
3 1 (5.26%) Apache
3 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 12 (63.16%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (10.53%) Google App Engine
3 2 (10.53%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (10.53%) IaaS
3 2 (10.53%) PaaS
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (5.26%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Intranet
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) MPLS
2 1 (5.26%) VLAN
2 1 (5.26%) VoIP
2 1 (5.26%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) MariaDB
2 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) HBase
3 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.26%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Jasmine
1 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
1 2 (10.53%) TeamCity
1 2 (10.53%) Travis CI
1 2 (10.53%) Vagrant
2 1 (5.26%) RSpec
General
1 6 (31.58%) Legal
2 4 (21.05%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Designer
1 4 (21.05%) Developer
1 4 (21.05%) Support Assistant
1 4 (21.05%) Technical Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Technical Assistant
1 4 (21.05%) Technical Designer
1 4 (21.05%) Technical Support Assistant
1 4 (21.05%) Web Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Web Content Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Web Content Assistant
1 4 (21.05%) Web Content Designer
1 4 (21.05%) Web Designer
1 4 (21.05%) Web Support Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Website Designer
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Ruby Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Ruby Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (10.53%) REST
4 1 (5.26%) Akka
4 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) DAO
4 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.26%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) Spring
4 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Driving Licence
1 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
2 4 (21.05%) Statistics
3 1 (5.26%) BBC
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Solaris
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Content Management
1 6 (31.58%) Document Management
2 5 (26.32%) DevOps
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Data Protection
3 4 (21.05%) Open Source
3 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.79%) CRM
4 3 (15.79%) MVC
4 3 (15.79%) OO
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) TDD
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.53%) Kanban
5 2 (10.53%) Security Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Threat Modelling
5 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (10.53%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Ruby
2 6 (31.58%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) Python
3 5 (26.32%) Bash Shell
3 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 4 (21.05%) Perl
5 3 (15.79%) SQL
6 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
7 1 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) CISSP
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) CCDP
3 1 (5.26%) CCIE
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) CCNP
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) SLA
2 4 (21.05%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (10.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (26.32%) Puppet
2 3 (15.79%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Google
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.53%) SaltStack
1 2 (10.53%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) Dynatrace
2 1 (5.26%) OpenText
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.26%) Virgin Media