The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 61 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.55% - -
As % of the Vendors category 1.30% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £538 £425
% change year-on-year
-35.81% +26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Rackspace
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Vendors Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
230 245 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 41.82% 47.57% 40.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 185 94
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 11
Average hourly rate £25.00 £11.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Rackspace
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Rackspace across the South Wales region.

Rackspace Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Rackspace
Top 28 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
1 5 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (100.00%) OpenStack
1 5 (100.00%) GitHub
1 5 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (100.00%) New Relic
1 5 (100.00%) Ansible
1 5 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps
1 5 (100.00%) AppDynamics
1 5 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Nagios
2 1 (20.00%) yum

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (100.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (100.00%) GitHub
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
1 5 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (100.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) Ansible
1 5 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (20.00%) Nagios
2 1 (20.00%) yum
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) AppDynamics
1 5 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 5 (100.00%) New Relic