The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 24 April 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Rackspace.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 541 521 543
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +22
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 53 79 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.14% 0.033%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.31% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 62 13
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£438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £322 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +6.66%
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 Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25269 25137 22645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.35% 45.52% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14362 14090 11990
Average daily rate £400 £392 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1071 1207
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £41.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Rackspace
Daily Rate Trend

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

Rackspace Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Rackspace
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Rackspace within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Rackspace Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Rackspace
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 53 £438 - 30
London -16 31 £444 -11.25% 20
Leeds - 10 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 10 - - 2
Yorkshire - 10 - - 2
City of London +21 6 £475 +126.19% 1
South East -8 6 £301 -5.85% 2
West Midlands -10 3 £310 +5.08% 1
West Sussex -21 3 £300 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 - -
South West - 2 £475 - 2
Berkshire - 2 £445 -
East of England +18 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire 0 1 £400 -
Milton Keynes -4 1 £400 -
Slough - 1 £240 -
Telford - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Gloucester - 1 £475 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £475 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 91 (80.53%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (57.52%) DevOps
3 64 (56.64%) Puppet
3 64 (56.64%) Linux
4 56 (49.56%) Ruby
5 53 (46.90%) Python
6 52 (46.02%) MySQL
7 51 (45.13%) Opscode Chef
8 41 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (33.63%) PHP
9 38 (33.63%) Web Services
10 35 (30.97%) Apache
10 35 (30.97%) Bash Shell
11 34 (30.09%) Configuration Management
12 32 (28.32%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (28.32%) OpenStack
13 30 (26.55%) MongoDB
14 26 (23.01%) Ansible
15 25 (22.12%) TDD
16 24 (21.24%) Perl
16 24 (21.24%) Jenkins
17 22 (19.47%) Amazon EC2
18 20 (17.70%) Salt
19 19 (16.81%) Open Source
19 19 (16.81%) Git (software)
20 18 (15.93%) CentOS
20 18 (15.93%) BDD
20 18 (15.93%) Java
20 18 (15.93%) LAMP
21 17 (15.04%) Elasticsearch

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 35 (30.97%) Apache
2 32 (28.32%) OpenStack
3 17 (15.04%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (8.85%) IIS
5 9 (7.96%) nginx
6 5 (4.42%) Node.js
7 4 (3.54%) Drupal
7 4 (3.54%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.65%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.77%) Confluence
10 1 (0.88%) CMS
10 1 (0.88%) JBoss
10 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.88%) WordPress
10 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 91 (80.53%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (19.47%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (5.31%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (5.31%) PaaS
5 5 (4.42%) SaaS
5 5 (4.42%) IaaS
5 5 (4.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (3.54%) Joyent
6 4 (3.54%) GitHub
6 4 (3.54%) Rackspace Cloud
6 4 (3.54%) Heroku
7 3 (2.65%) Google App Engine
8 2 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.62%) TCP/IP
2 10 (8.85%) SSL
3 9 (7.96%) HTTP
4 8 (7.08%) DNS
5 5 (4.42%) VPN
6 3 (2.65%) Firewall
7 2 (1.77%) MRTG
7 2 (1.77%) Internet
7 2 (1.77%) WAN
7 2 (1.77%) DHCP
7 2 (1.77%) LAN
8 1 (0.88%) IPsec
8 1 (0.88%) MPLS
8 1 (0.88%) VoIP
8 1 (0.88%) LDAP
8 1 (0.88%) SNMP
8 1 (0.88%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.88%) SAN
8 1 (0.88%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.88%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (46.02%) MySQL
2 30 (26.55%) MongoDB
3 16 (14.16%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (14.16%) NoSQL
4 15 (13.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (12.39%) Hadoop
6 13 (11.50%) Big Data
7 10 (8.85%) Riak
7 10 (8.85%) CouchDB
8 7 (6.19%) SQL Server
9 5 (4.42%) Redis
10 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (2.65%) RethinkDB
11 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 24 (21.24%) Jenkins
2 19 (16.81%) Git (software)
3 16 (14.16%) Subversion
4 13 (11.50%) Hudson
5 7 (6.19%) RSpec
6 5 (4.42%) Jasmine
7 3 (2.65%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.77%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.77%) Maven
8 2 (1.77%) JIRA
9 1 (0.88%) NUnit
9 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.88%) Selenium
9 1 (0.88%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.88%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.88%) Juju
9 1 (0.88%) FishEye
General
1 8 (7.08%) Marketing
2 4 (3.54%) Publishing
3 3 (2.65%) Finance
4 1 (0.88%) Electronics
4 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.88%) Games
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.88%) Advertising
4 1 (0.88%) Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (27.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (15.04%) Developer
2 17 (15.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 16 (14.16%) Architect
4 8 (7.08%) DevOps Architect
5 7 (6.19%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 6 (5.31%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (5.31%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.42%) Administrator
7 5 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (4.42%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (3.54%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.54%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
8 4 (3.54%) Consultant
9 3 (2.65%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.65%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.65%) Analyst
10 2 (1.77%) DevOps Administrator
10 2 (1.77%) AWS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (33.63%) Web Services
2 18 (15.93%) LAMP
3 12 (10.62%) .NET
4 10 (8.85%) Ruby on Rails
5 8 (7.08%) SOAP
6 5 (4.42%) ActiveMQ
7 4 (3.54%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (3.54%) REST
7 4 (3.54%) HTML
8 3 (2.65%) CSS
8 3 (2.65%) ZeroMQ
8 3 (2.65%) MCollective
8 3 (2.65%) React
9 2 (1.77%) Apache Camel
9 2 (1.77%) RESTful
9 2 (1.77%) Memcached
9 2 (1.77%) OSGi
9 2 (1.77%) jQuery
9 2 (1.77%) XML
10 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.81%) Open Source
2 5 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.42%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.54%) Digital Media
3 4 (3.54%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.77%) DataPower
4 2 (1.77%) Taxonomies
4 2 (1.77%) Clustering
5 1 (0.88%) BBC
5 1 (0.88%) DTV
5 1 (0.88%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 64 (56.64%) Linux
2 18 (15.93%) CentOS
3 15 (13.27%) Windows
4 11 (9.73%) Debian
5 8 (7.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.31%) UNIX
8 5 (4.42%) Ubuntu
8 5 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.77%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.88%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (57.52%) DevOps
2 41 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (30.09%) Configuration Management
4 32 (28.32%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (22.12%) TDD
6 18 (15.93%) BDD
7 14 (12.39%) E-Commerce
8 13 (11.50%) Scrum
9 11 (9.73%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (7.96%) ITIL
10 9 (7.96%) Migration
10 9 (7.96%) MVC
11 7 (6.19%) OO
11 7 (6.19%) Software Engineering
12 6 (5.31%) Load Balancing
13 5 (4.42%) Change Management
14 4 (3.54%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (3.54%) Process Architecture
14 4 (3.54%) Kanban
14 4 (3.54%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (49.56%) Ruby
2 53 (46.90%) Python
3 38 (33.63%) PHP
4 35 (30.97%) Bash Shell
5 24 (21.24%) Perl
6 18 (15.93%) Java
7 11 (9.73%) SQL
8 10 (8.85%) Scala
9 7 (6.19%) PowerShell
10 5 (4.42%) Go
11 4 (3.54%) Clojure
11 4 (3.54%) JavaScript
12 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.65%) C#
12 3 (2.65%) Haskell
12 3 (2.65%) Erlang
13 1 (0.88%) C
13 1 (0.88%) Tcl
13 1 (0.88%) PHP5
13 1 (0.88%) RubyMotion
Qualifications
1 5 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.65%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.77%) CCNP
4 1 (0.88%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.77%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (7.08%) Active Directory
1 8 (7.08%) Docker
2 5 (4.42%) vCloud
3 4 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.65%) vSphere
5 2 (1.77%) Varnish
6 1 (0.88%) Samba
6 1 (0.88%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 64 (56.64%) Puppet
2 51 (45.13%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (23.01%) Ansible
4 20 (17.70%) Salt
5 16 (14.16%) Nagios
6 14 (12.39%) ZABBIX
7 11 (9.73%) Cacti
8 8 (7.08%) Vagrant
9 5 (4.42%) logstash
9 5 (4.42%) Mesos
10 2 (1.77%) Opsview
10 2 (1.77%) yum
11 1 (0.88%) SCOM
11 1 (0.88%) Munin
11 1 (0.88%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.88%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.88%) Graphite
11 1 (0.88%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 16 (14.16%) Red Hat
2 9 (7.96%) VMware
3 8 (7.08%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.31%) Google
4 6 (5.31%) Oracle
5 5 (4.42%) Cisco
6 3 (2.65%) Teradata
6 3 (2.65%) IBM
6 3 (2.65%) DigitalOcean
6 3 (2.65%) SaltStack
7 2 (1.77%) Apigee
7 2 (1.77%) Mashery
7 2 (1.77%) Splunk
7 2 (1.77%) Zend
7 2 (1.77%) Intel
8 1 (0.88%) SAP
8 1 (0.88%) Citrix
8 1 (0.88%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.88%) F5
8 1 (0.88%) DataCash
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