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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 238 240 238
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.043% 0.023% 0.010%
As % of the Vendors category 0.091% 0.047% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+51.16% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
4407 4279 4852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.33% 48.98% 49.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2273 2157 2099
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 269 300
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.40 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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
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 21 August 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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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 - 3 - -
Berkshire +2 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -4 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) PHP
1 10 (100.00%) MySQL
1 10 (100.00%) jQuery
2 9 (90.00%) OO
2 9 (90.00%) PHP5
2 9 (90.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (80.00%) Smarty
3 8 (80.00%) Rackspace Cloud
4 6 (60.00%) HTML
4 6 (60.00%) CSS
4 6 (60.00%) Linux
4 6 (60.00%) HTML5
5 5 (50.00%) Symfony
5 5 (50.00%) nginx
5 5 (50.00%) CSS3
5 5 (50.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 5 (50.00%) OO PHP
6 3 (30.00%) Zend
6 3 (30.00%) Zend Framework
6 3 (30.00%) Sublime Text
7 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (20.00%) XML
7 2 (20.00%) Apache
7 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (20.00%) CMS
7 2 (20.00%) Subversion
7 2 (20.00%) Ajax
8 1 (10.00%) ActionScript
8 1 (10.00%) SOAP
8 1 (10.00%) Flash

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 5 (50.00%) nginx
2 2 (20.00%) Apache
2 2 (20.00%) CMS
3 1 (10.00%) Joomla!
3 1 (10.00%) WordPress
3 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 8 (80.00%) Rackspace Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (50.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 3 (30.00%) Sublime Text
4 2 (20.00%) Subversion
5 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Web Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (10.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 1 (10.00%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) jQuery
2 8 (80.00%) Smarty
3 6 (60.00%) HTML5
3 6 (60.00%) HTML
3 6 (60.00%) CSS
4 5 (50.00%) Symfony
4 5 (50.00%) CSS3
5 3 (30.00%) Zend Framework
6 2 (20.00%) XML
6 2 (20.00%) Ajax
7 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (10.00%) Yii
7 1 (10.00%) RESTful
7 1 (10.00%) Flash
7 1 (10.00%) RSS
7 1 (10.00%) LAMP
7 1 (10.00%) XML-RPC
7 1 (10.00%) CodeIgniter
7 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Android
2 1 (10.00%) CentOS
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) OO
2 5 (50.00%) OO PHP
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
4 1 (10.00%) Android Development
4 1 (10.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) PHP
2 9 (90.00%) PHP5
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) PHP4
4 1 (10.00%) ActionScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Zend