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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 260 255 247
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 14 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.054% 0.067%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 1
Median daily rate £450 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £305 £400
% change year-on-year
+47.54% -23.75%
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
4476 4328 4235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.10% 46.46% 47.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2666 2349 2126
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 247 245
Median hourly rate £20.21 £19.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.61% +14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 27 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
Surrey - 6 £438 - 12
Berkshire -3 5 £500 +108.33%
Hampshire -2 2 £413 +17.85%
Oxfordshire - 1 £250 -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 18 (78.26%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (65.22%) Linux
3 13 (56.52%) Puppet
4 12 (52.17%) Windows
5 10 (43.48%) VMware
5 10 (43.48%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (34.78%) DevOps
7 8 (34.78%) Information Security
7 8 (34.78%) Firewall
7 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
8 7 (30.43%) Web Services
8 7 (30.43%) Java
8 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
8 7 (30.43%) PaaS
8 7 (30.43%) IaaS
8 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (26.09%) Splunk
9 6 (26.09%) Ansible
9 6 (26.09%) Scrum
9 6 (26.09%) MySQL
9 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
10 5 (21.74%) SQL
10 5 (21.74%) Unix
10 5 (21.74%) VPN
10 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
10 5 (21.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (21.74%) DDoS Mitigation

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 4 (17.39%) Apache
1 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (13.04%) IIS
2 3 (13.04%) JBoss
2 3 (13.04%) OpenStack
2 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
2 3 (13.04%) WebLogic
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Pig
4 1 (4.35%) Confluence
4 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.35%) nginx
4 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 18 (78.26%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (30.43%) IaaS
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (30.43%) PaaS
3 5 (21.74%) SaaS
4 2 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (8.70%) Google Compute Engine
4 2 (8.70%) SoftLayer
5 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (4.35%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
5 1 (4.35%) CloudBees
5 1 (4.35%) Office 365
5 1 (4.35%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) Firewall
2 5 (21.74%) VPN
3 2 (8.70%) Network Security
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.35%) DNS
4 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
4 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.35%) NAS
4 1 (4.35%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) MarkLogic
3 1 (4.35%) MariaDB
3 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
1 4 (17.39%) Jasmine
2 3 (13.04%) Ant
2 3 (13.04%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (13.04%) Subversion
2 3 (13.04%) TeamCity
3 2 (8.70%) Burp Suite
3 2 (8.70%) GitLab
3 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.70%) JUnit
3 2 (8.70%) Sinon.JS
4 1 (4.35%) CruiseControl
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) Maven
4 1 (4.35%) MSBuild
4 1 (4.35%) RSpec
4 1 (4.35%) Serena SBM
4 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Cloud Engineer
1 5 (21.74%) Security Engineer
1 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Applications Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Applications Support
2 4 (17.39%) Applications Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Web Applications Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Web Applications Support
2 4 (17.39%) Web Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Web Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) Web Services
2 4 (17.39%) LAMP
3 3 (13.04%) ELK Stack
4 2 (8.70%) .NET
4 2 (8.70%) HTML
4 2 (8.70%) J2EE
4 2 (8.70%) JDBC
4 2 (8.70%) REST
4 2 (8.70%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (8.70%) XML
5 1 (4.35%) Akka
5 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.35%) CSS
5 1 (4.35%) DAO
5 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.35%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (4.35%) Middleware
5 1 (4.35%) SOAP
5 1 (4.35%) Spring
5 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
2 4 (17.39%) Cloud Native
3 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
4 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.35%) AS400
5 1 (4.35%) Cryptography
5 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.35%) EqualLogic
5 1 (4.35%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Linux
2 12 (52.17%) Windows
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
4 5 (21.74%) Unix
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (17.39%) Solaris
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (8.70%) Mac OS X
8 1 (4.35%) Android
8 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
8 1 (4.35%) CentOS
8 1 (4.35%) Debian
8 1 (4.35%) Fedora
8 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) DevOps
1 8 (34.78%) Information Security
2 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
3 6 (26.09%) Scrum
4 5 (21.74%) DDoS Mitigation
4 5 (21.74%) Open Source
4 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
4 5 (21.74%) SIEM
4 5 (21.74%) Web Development
5 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) Change Control
6 2 (8.70%) CRM
6 2 (8.70%) MVC
6 2 (8.70%) OO
6 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
6 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) PHP
3 4 (17.39%) Python
3 4 (17.39%) Ruby
4 3 (13.04%) Perl
4 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
5 2 (8.70%) AWK
5 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.70%) C++
5 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.70%) Korn
5 2 (8.70%) sed
5 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.70%) VB
6 1 (4.35%) C
6 1 (4.35%) C#
6 1 (4.35%) Delphi
6 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) CCNA
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (17.39%) CISSP
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.04%) MCSA
2 3 (13.04%) MCSE
3 2 (8.70%) CCSA
3 2 (8.70%) CISM
3 2 (8.70%) JNCIA
3 2 (8.70%) MCP
4 1 (4.35%) MCITP
4 1 (4.35%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (17.39%) Docker
3 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.70%) Postfix
4 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.35%) KVM
4 1 (4.35%) NFS
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (4.35%) qmail
4 1 (4.35%) Sendmail
4 1 (4.35%) Varnish
4 1 (4.35%) vSphere
4 1 (4.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (56.52%) Puppet
2 10 (43.48%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (26.09%) Ansible
4 4 (17.39%) Nagios
5 3 (13.04%) Cacti
5 3 (13.04%) NetBackup
6 2 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (8.70%) SCCM
6 2 (8.70%) SCOM
6 2 (8.70%) WSUS
7 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
7 1 (4.35%) Grafana
7 1 (4.35%) Kibana
7 1 (4.35%) Plesk
7 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (4.35%) Salt
7 1 (4.35%) Scalr
7 1 (4.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) VMware
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Splunk
4 5 (21.74%) Barracuda Networks
5 4 (17.39%) IBM
5 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
6 3 (13.04%) Cisco
6 3 (13.04%) CommVault
6 3 (13.04%) Symantec
7 2 (8.70%) Google
7 2 (8.70%) Intel Security
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle
8 1 (4.35%) ATG
8 1 (4.35%) Citrix
8 1 (4.35%) Dell
8 1 (4.35%) Hitachi
8 1 (4.35%) NetApp
8 1 (4.35%) Perforce
8 1 (4.35%) Seapine
8 1 (4.35%) SonicWALL