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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace Cloud
Rank 616 590 567
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -23
Contract jobs citing Rackspace Cloud 6 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.018% 0.018%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.18% 0.44% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
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£405 - £323
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 - £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 - £318
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
3259 2248 1385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.72% 4.11% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2156 1422 949
Average daily rate £415 £401 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.49% +6.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 54 32
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -33.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+45.16% -53.03%

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 4 August 2015.

Rackspace Cloud Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Rackspace Cloud
Top 6 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 4 August 2015. 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
England -23 6 £405 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £575 -
East of England - 4 £575 -
London +2 2 £403 -
City of London - 1 £400 -
Cambridge - 1 - -

Rackspace Cloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Rackspace
2 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) OpenStack
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) PHP
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (50.00%) CentOS
4 3 (37.50%) Ruby
4 3 (37.50%) Google
4 3 (37.50%) Open Source
4 3 (37.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) CMS
5 2 (25.00%) LAMP
5 2 (25.00%) Debian
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Subversion
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (25.00%) IBM
5 2 (25.00%) UNIX
5 2 (25.00%) Windows

Rackspace Cloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 5 (62.50%) OpenStack
2 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) Apache
2 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (25.00%) CMS
2 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (37.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (25.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) J2EE
2 2 (25.00%) LAMP
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) CentOS
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Debian
2 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
1 3 (37.50%) Open Source
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Data Security
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) PHP
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) Ruby
3 2 (25.00%) VB
3 2 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
1 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Rackspace
2 3 (37.50%) Google
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) Sitecore