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 21 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 63 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.34% 0.21% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.04% 0.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £350 £500
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
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
193 207 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 32.38% 43.40% 42.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 119 76
Average daily rate £331 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £206 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 4
Average hourly rate £29.50 £17.57 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.94% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £13.51 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £19.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
Cardiff -3 2 £300 -14.28%
Rackspace
Wales

Rackspace
Top 27 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Google
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
1 2 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (100.00%) Ansible
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) nginx
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) SSH
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
1 1 (50.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
1 2 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (100.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Google