The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace Cloud
Rank 578 547 583
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +36
Contract jobs citing Rackspace Cloud 18 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.008% 0.007%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.15% 0.43% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Average daily rate £300 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £290 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £410 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1569 935 728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.79% 1.93% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 971 590 489
Average daily rate £425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 16 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.34 £12.50 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.84 £40.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £22.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-42.69% -11.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Rackspace Cloud within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Rackspace Cloud Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Rackspace Cloud
Top 7 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -36 18 £300 -14.28% 4
London -18 4 £225 -35.71% 4
City of London -6 2 £210 -40.00%
South West - - - -
Street - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Bristol - - - -

Rackspace Cloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 21 (100.00%) Rackspace
2 19 (90.48%) Linux
3 18 (85.71%) MySQL
4 17 (80.95%) PHP
5 16 (76.19%) jQuery
6 13 (61.90%) Subversion
7 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
7 10 (47.62%) Symfony
7 10 (47.62%) Git (software)
8 9 (42.86%) XML
8 9 (42.86%) Apache
9 8 (38.10%) Ajax
9 8 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (38.10%) RESTful
10 7 (33.33%) MongoDB
10 7 (33.33%) OO
11 6 (28.57%) HTML
11 6 (28.57%) CSS
11 6 (28.57%) MVC
11 6 (28.57%) PHP5
11 6 (28.57%) CentOS
11 6 (28.57%) nginx
11 6 (28.57%) Smarty
11 6 (28.57%) HTML5
11 6 (28.57%) CSS3
11 6 (28.57%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
12 5 (23.81%) OOP
13 4 (19.05%) SSL
13 4 (19.05%) Red Hat

Rackspace Cloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (42.86%) Apache
2 6 (28.57%) nginx
3 3 (14.29%) WordPress
4 2 (9.52%) OpenStack
4 2 (9.52%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (9.52%) Confluence
4 2 (9.52%) Drupal
4 2 (9.52%) CMS
5 1 (4.76%) Node.js
5 1 (4.76%) ExpressionEngine
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) SaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) SSL
1 4 (19.05%) SSH
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (85.71%) MySQL
2 7 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (9.52%) RavenDB
3 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (61.90%) Subversion
2 10 (47.62%) Git (software)
3 6 (28.57%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 3 (14.29%) Sublime Text
5 2 (9.52%) Bitbucket
5 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 2 (9.52%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.52%) Marketing
1 2 (9.52%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Developer
2 9 (42.86%) PHP Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Administrator
3 5 (23.81%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.76%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Lead PHP Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (4.76%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 1 (4.76%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (76.19%) jQuery
2 10 (47.62%) Symfony
3 9 (42.86%) XML
4 8 (38.10%) Ajax
4 8 (38.10%) RESTful
5 6 (28.57%) HTML
5 6 (28.57%) CSS
5 6 (28.57%) Smarty
5 6 (28.57%) HTML5
5 6 (28.57%) CSS3
6 4 (19.05%) JSON
6 4 (19.05%) CakePHP
7 3 (14.29%) Zend Framework
8 2 (9.52%) LAMP
8 2 (9.52%) .NET
9 1 (4.76%) Web Services
9 1 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (4.76%) CodeIgniter
9 1 (4.76%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Linux
2 8 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (28.57%) CentOS
4 4 (19.05%) Ubuntu
5 2 (9.52%) Debian
5 2 (9.52%) UNIX
5 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) OO
2 6 (28.57%) MVC
3 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
3 5 (23.81%) OOP
4 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) OO PHP
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Release Management
5 2 (9.52%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (9.52%) Content Management
5 2 (9.52%) Workflow
5 2 (9.52%) Service Management
5 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Data Security
6 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) PHP
2 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
3 6 (28.57%) PHP5
4 3 (14.29%) Ruby
5 2 (9.52%) Python
6 1 (4.76%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
1 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Rackspace
2 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
3 3 (14.29%) Zend
4 2 (9.52%) Sitecore
4 2 (9.52%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) Facebook
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