The table below looks at the statistics for Rackspace Cloud skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace Cloud over the 3 months to 29 December 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace Cloud
Rank 590 560 552
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -8
Contract jobs citing Rackspace Cloud 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.008% 0.006%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.051% 0.31% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1950 1294 750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.62% 2.53% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1307 822 493
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 24 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -14.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £11.25 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £43.75 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.23 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.49% -13.87%

Rackspace Cloud
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace Cloud within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Rackspace Cloud Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Rackspace Cloud
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Rackspace Cloud within the UK.

Rackspace Cloud Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Rackspace Cloud
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace Cloud within the UK over the 3 months to 29 December 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
London +4 1 £450 +28.57% 2
England -19 1 £450 +28.57% 3
East of England - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1

Rackspace Cloud
Top 19 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Rackspace Cloud 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 Cloud.

1 4 (100.00%) Rackspace
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) Smarty
2 3 (75.00%) Symfony
2 3 (75.00%) PHP5
2 3 (75.00%) jQuery
2 3 (75.00%) PHP
2 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 3 (75.00%) OO
2 3 (75.00%) OO PHP
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef

Rackspace Cloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Rackspace Cloud 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 Cloud. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Symfony
1 3 (75.00%) jQuery
1 3 (75.00%) Smarty
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) OO
1 3 (75.00%) OO PHP
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PHP
1 3 (75.00%) PHP5
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Rackspace