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 29 April 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 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 267 259 242
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 11 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.050% 0.075%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
Average daily rate £450 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £306 £400
% change year-on-year
+46.93% -23.43%
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
4707 4585 4396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.85% 46.08% 47.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2816 2447 2205
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 252 256
Average hourly rate £20.25 £19.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.19% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Surrey - 7 £438 - 6
Berkshire +9 2 £500 +108.33%
Hampshire - 1 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £250 -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 17 (80.95%) Linux
2 16 (76.19%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (71.43%) Puppet
4 14 (66.67%) Windows
5 10 (47.62%) VMware
5 10 (47.62%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (47.62%) DevOps
6 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (42.86%) Web Services
7 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
7 8 (38.10%) Firewall
7 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
8 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
9 6 (28.57%) Nagios
9 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (28.57%) Information Security
9 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (28.57%) Web Development
9 6 (28.57%) Ansible
9 6 (28.57%) Splunk
10 5 (23.81%) SaaS
10 5 (23.81%) PaaS
10 5 (23.81%) Cacti
10 5 (23.81%) SIEM
10 5 (23.81%) Barracuda Networks
10 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
10 5 (23.81%) Problem Management

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (23.81%) IIS
2 4 (19.05%) Apache
2 4 (19.05%) WebSphere
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (14.29%) JBoss
3 3 (14.29%) OpenStack
3 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 3 (14.29%) WebLogic
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
5 1 (4.76%) Apache Pig
5 1 (4.76%) Confluence
5 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (4.76%) nginx
5 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 16 (76.19%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (23.81%) IaaS
3 5 (23.81%) PaaS
3 5 (23.81%) SaaS
4 2 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (9.52%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (9.52%) Google Compute Engine
4 2 (9.52%) SoftLayer
5 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (4.76%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (4.76%) Amazon S3
5 1 (4.76%) CloudBees
5 1 (4.76%) Office 365
5 1 (4.76%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) Firewall
2 5 (23.81%) VPN
3 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
4 2 (9.52%) Network Security
5 1 (4.76%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.76%) DNS
5 1 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (4.76%) HTTP
5 1 (4.76%) Internet
5 1 (4.76%) iSCSI
5 1 (4.76%) NAS
5 1 (4.76%) SAN
5 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) MarkLogic
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 3 (14.29%) Ant
2 3 (14.29%) Jasmine
2 3 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (14.29%) Subversion
2 3 (14.29%) TeamCity
3 2 (9.52%) Burp Suite
3 2 (9.52%) GitLab
3 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.52%) JUnit
3 2 (9.52%) Sinon.JS
4 1 (4.76%) CruiseControl
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) Maven
4 1 (4.76%) MSBuild
4 1 (4.76%) Serena SBM
4 1 (4.76%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Applications Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Applications Support
2 6 (28.57%) Applications Support Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Web Applications Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Web Applications Support
2 6 (28.57%) Web Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Web Support Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Security Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Support Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Systems Support
4 4 (19.05%) Systems Support Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) Web Services
2 5 (23.81%) ELK Stack
3 4 (19.05%) LAMP
4 2 (9.52%) .NET
4 2 (9.52%) J2EE
4 2 (9.52%) JDBC
4 2 (9.52%) XML
5 1 (4.76%) Akka
5 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.76%) CSS
5 1 (4.76%) DAO
5 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.76%) HTML
5 1 (4.76%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (4.76%) Middleware
5 1 (4.76%) REST
5 1 (4.76%) SOAP
5 1 (4.76%) Spring
5 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.76%) AS400
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) EqualLogic
4 1 (4.76%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Linux
2 14 (66.67%) Windows
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (23.81%) Unix
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (19.05%) Solaris
7 2 (9.52%) Mac OS X
8 1 (4.76%) Android
8 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
8 1 (4.76%) CentOS
8 1 (4.76%) Debian
8 1 (4.76%) Fedora
8 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
8 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
8 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) DevOps
2 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Information Security
3 6 (28.57%) Web Development
4 5 (23.81%) DDoS Mitigation
4 5 (23.81%) Problem Management
4 5 (23.81%) Scrum
4 5 (23.81%) SIEM
5 4 (19.05%) Change Control
5 4 (19.05%) Open Source
6 3 (14.29%) Migration
7 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (9.52%) Security Operations
7 2 (9.52%) Security Patching
7 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.76%) Issue Tracking
8 1 (4.76%) Server Building
8 1 (4.76%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Java
1 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 4 (19.05%) PHP
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) VB
3 3 (14.29%) Perl
3 3 (14.29%) Python
4 2 (9.52%) AWK
4 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
4 2 (9.52%) C++
4 2 (9.52%) Korn
4 2 (9.52%) Ruby
4 2 (9.52%) sed
4 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.76%) C
5 1 (4.76%) C#
5 1 (4.76%) Delphi
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (23.81%) MCSA
2 5 (23.81%) MCSE
3 4 (19.05%) CCNA
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (19.05%) MCP
4 2 (9.52%) CCSA
4 2 (9.52%) CISM
4 2 (9.52%) CISSP
4 2 (9.52%) JNCIA
5 1 (4.76%) MCITP
5 1 (4.76%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (19.05%) Docker
3 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 2 (9.52%) Postfix
4 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.76%) KVM
4 1 (4.76%) NFS
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (4.76%) qmail
4 1 (4.76%) Sendmail
4 1 (4.76%) Varnish
4 1 (4.76%) vSphere
4 1 (4.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (71.43%) Puppet
2 10 (47.62%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (28.57%) Ansible
3 6 (28.57%) Nagios
4 5 (23.81%) Cacti
4 5 (23.81%) NetBackup
5 4 (19.05%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (19.05%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (19.05%) WSUS
6 2 (9.52%) SCCM
6 2 (9.52%) SCOM
7 1 (4.76%) cPanel
7 1 (4.76%) Grafana
7 1 (4.76%) Graphite
7 1 (4.76%) logstash
7 1 (4.76%) Plesk
7 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (4.76%) Scalr
7 1 (4.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) VMware
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) Splunk
4 5 (23.81%) Barracuda Networks
4 5 (23.81%) CommVault
4 5 (23.81%) Symantec
5 4 (19.05%) IBM
5 4 (19.05%) Intel Security
5 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco
7 2 (9.52%) Google
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle
8 1 (4.76%) ATG
8 1 (4.76%) Citrix
8 1 (4.76%) Dell
8 1 (4.76%) Hitachi
8 1 (4.76%) NetApp
8 1 (4.76%) Perforce
8 1 (4.76%) Serena
8 1 (4.76%) SonicWALL
Farnham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago