The table below looks at the statistics for Rackspace Cloud skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace Cloud over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace Cloud
Rank 659 636 601
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -35
Contract jobs citing Rackspace Cloud 2 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.011% 0.017%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.036% 0.18% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £494 £405 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.91% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £575 -
% change year-on-year
-23.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
5526 3424 2331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.23% 6.01% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3885 2263 1501
Median daily rate £465 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.04% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 48 53
Median hourly rate £17.00 £23.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.65% +34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.50 £30.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £22.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-29.54% +29.41%

Rackspace Cloud
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Rackspace Cloud as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

Rackspace Cloud Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Rackspace Cloud
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace Cloud within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
England -8 2 £494 +21.91% 5
London -5 1 £550 +36.64% 2
West Midlands - 1 £438 -
Coventry - 1 £438 -

Rackspace Cloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace Cloud also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Rackspace Cloud.

1 7 (100.00%) Rackspace
2 6 (85.71%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (71.43%) Web Services
3 5 (71.43%) Linux
3 5 (71.43%) DevOps
4 4 (57.14%) New Relic
4 4 (57.14%) Java
4 4 (57.14%) CentOS
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (42.86%) DHCP
5 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
5 3 (42.86%) yum
5 3 (42.86%) F5
5 3 (42.86%) Tomcat
5 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 3 (42.86%) DNS
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco
5 3 (42.86%) Nagios
5 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
5 3 (42.86%) Dell
5 3 (42.86%) Ansible
5 3 (42.86%) Docker
5 3 (42.86%) Cobbler
5 3 (42.86%) Pingdom
5 3 (42.86%) SaltStack
5 3 (42.86%) Salt
5 3 (42.86%) oVirt
5 3 (42.86%) KVM
6 2 (28.57%) Low Latency
6 2 (28.57%) Migration

Rackspace Cloud
Top Related IT Skills 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 3 (42.86%) Tomcat
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 6 (85.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Jasmine
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (28.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) Akka
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) DAO
2 1 (14.29%) ELK Stack
2 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) CentOS
3 1 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Low Latency
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Server Building
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
4 1 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) Scala
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCSD
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Docker
1 3 (42.86%) KVM
1 3 (42.86%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Ansible
1 3 (42.86%) Cobbler
1 3 (42.86%) Nagios
1 3 (42.86%) Pingdom
1 3 (42.86%) Salt
1 3 (42.86%) yum
2 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (14.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Rackspace
2 4 (57.14%) New Relic
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Dell
3 3 (42.86%) F5
3 3 (42.86%) SaltStack
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
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