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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rackspace
UK
Rank 550 558 545
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 50 60 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.27% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 49 43
Median daily rate £413 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £330 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £678 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £340 £513
% change year-on-year
+22.05% -33.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £23.75 -
UK excluding London median 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
20377 21963 22712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.44% 43.19% 45.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12494 12880 13340
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 765 881 1010
Median hourly rate £19.11 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.08% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Rackspace as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

Rackspace Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Rackspace
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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 +19 49 £413 -8.33% 23
London -5 28 £413 -13.15% 15
West Yorkshire +21 7 £410 +9.33% 2
Yorkshire +14 7 £410 -0.60% 3
Leeds +10 7 £410 +9.33% 2
Greenford - 7 £413 -
West Midlands - 6 £525 -
South East +19 5 £225 -31.81% 3
Birmingham - 5 £500 -
Hampshire - 3 £225 -
Southampton - 3 £225 -
Berkshire +8 2 £420 +23.52% 1
Reading - 2 £420 -
East Midlands +3 1 - -
East of England - 1 £420 -
North West - 1 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £420 -
Peterborough - 1 £420 -
Nottingham - 1 - -

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace 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.

1 87 (71.31%) DevOps
2 80 (65.57%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (63.93%) Linux
4 67 (54.92%) Opscode Chef
5 60 (49.18%) Python
6 58 (47.54%) Puppet
7 57 (46.72%) Web Services
7 57 (46.72%) Ruby
8 46 (37.70%) PHP
9 45 (36.89%) Ansible
10 44 (36.07%) MySQL
11 43 (35.25%) Configuration Management
12 42 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (34.43%) Git (software)
12 42 (34.43%) Jenkins
13 38 (31.15%) Subversion
14 36 (29.51%) Microsoft Azure
14 36 (29.51%) Salt
15 34 (27.87%) Open Source
15 34 (27.87%) PostgreSQL
16 33 (27.05%) MongoDB
17 32 (26.23%) HTTP
18 30 (24.59%) SSL
18 30 (24.59%) Continuous Integration
19 28 (22.95%) TCP/IP
20 24 (19.67%) Vagrant
20 24 (19.67%) ELK Stack
21 23 (18.85%) Windows
21 23 (18.85%) Java
22 22 (18.03%) nginx

Rackspace
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 22 (18.03%) nginx
2 19 (15.57%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (14.75%) OpenStack
4 16 (13.11%) Apache
5 15 (12.30%) IIS
6 13 (10.66%) WordPress
7 11 (9.02%) CMS
8 10 (8.20%) Joomla!
9 9 (7.38%) Tomcat
10 5 (4.10%) Apache Spark
11 2 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.64%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.82%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.82%) Jetty
12 1 (0.82%) Mongrel
12 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.46%) MS Project
2 2 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 80 (65.57%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (29.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (13.11%) IaaS
4 11 (9.02%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (8.20%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (8.20%) Route 53
6 9 (7.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 9 (7.38%) Amazon S3
7 8 (6.56%) DigitalOcean
8 6 (4.92%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (4.92%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (4.10%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (4.10%) Rackspace Cloud
9 5 (4.10%) Sumo Logic
9 5 (4.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (2.46%) GitHub
10 3 (2.46%) PaaS
10 3 (2.46%) SaaS
11 2 (1.64%) Google Analytics
11 2 (1.64%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 32 (26.23%) HTTP
2 30 (24.59%) SSL
3 28 (22.95%) TCP/IP
4 14 (11.48%) DNS
5 10 (8.20%) Intranet
6 8 (6.56%) VPN
7 5 (4.10%) Firewall
7 5 (4.10%) Internet
8 2 (1.64%) DHCP
8 2 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.64%) LAN
8 2 (1.64%) SAN
8 2 (1.64%) VLAN
8 2 (1.64%) WAN
9 1 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.82%) IPv4
9 1 (0.82%) IPv6
9 1 (0.82%) NAS
9 1 (0.82%) Network Security
9 1 (0.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (36.07%) MySQL
2 34 (27.87%) PostgreSQL
3 33 (27.05%) MongoDB
4 10 (8.20%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (5.74%) SQL Server
6 6 (4.92%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (4.92%) Hadoop
6 6 (4.92%) Redis
7 5 (4.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (4.10%) HBase
7 5 (4.10%) Relational Database
8 4 (3.28%) Riak
9 2 (1.64%) DataStage
9 2 (1.64%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (1.64%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.82%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 42 (34.43%) Git (software)
1 42 (34.43%) Jenkins
2 38 (31.15%) Subversion
3 24 (19.67%) Vagrant
4 7 (5.74%) NUnit
5 5 (4.10%) GitLab
5 5 (4.10%) Grunt
5 5 (4.10%) Maven
6 1 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.82%) GoCD
6 1 (0.82%) Hudson
6 1 (0.82%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.82%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.82%) Travis CI
General
1 11 (9.02%) Legal
2 9 (7.38%) Marketing
3 6 (4.92%) Finance
4 3 (2.46%) Retail
4 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.64%) Advertising
5 2 (1.64%) Back Office
6 1 (0.82%) Banking
6 1 (0.82%) Electronics
6 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (32.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 30 (24.59%) AWS DevOps
3 23 (18.85%) AWS Engineer
4 17 (13.93%) Developer
5 16 (13.11%) Linux Engineer
5 16 (13.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 15 (12.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 12 (9.84%) Analyst
8 10 (8.20%) Administrator
9 9 (7.38%) DBA
9 9 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (7.38%) SQL DBA
9 9 (7.38%) Web Analyst
9 9 (7.38%) Web Content Analyst
10 8 (6.56%) Azure DevOps
10 8 (6.56%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (6.56%) Senior DevOps
10 8 (6.56%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (6.56%) WebOps Engineer
11 7 (5.74%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (46.72%) Web Services
2 24 (19.67%) ELK Stack
3 22 (18.03%) LEMP Stack
4 12 (9.84%) LAMP
5 10 (8.20%) AngularJS
6 9 (7.38%) .NET
7 7 (5.74%) .NET Framework
7 7 (5.74%) ADO
7 7 (5.74%) ASP.NET
7 7 (5.74%) CSS
7 7 (5.74%) Dapper ORM
7 7 (5.74%) Entity Framework
7 7 (5.74%) HTML
7 7 (5.74%) HTML5
7 7 (5.74%) LAPP Stack
7 7 (5.74%) Node.js
8 6 (4.92%) CSS3
9 5 (4.10%) jQuery
9 5 (4.10%) React
9 5 (4.10%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.30%) Public Cloud
2 10 (8.20%) Driving Licence
2 10 (8.20%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.38%) Data Centre
4 8 (6.56%) Statistics
5 7 (5.74%) Private Cloud
5 7 (5.74%) Replication
6 5 (4.10%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (2.46%) User Experience
9 2 (1.64%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.64%) FMCG
10 1 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.82%) BBC
10 1 (0.82%) PKI
10 1 (0.82%) PMI
10 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 78 (63.93%) Linux
2 23 (18.85%) Windows
3 14 (11.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (9.02%) CentOS
5 8 (6.56%) Ubuntu
5 8 (6.56%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.10%) CoreOS
7 4 (3.28%) Unix
8 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.64%) SUSE
10 1 (0.82%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (71.31%) DevOps
2 43 (35.25%) Configuration Management
3 42 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (27.87%) Open Source
5 30 (24.59%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (15.57%) Regression Testing
7 14 (11.48%) Process Architecture
8 13 (10.66%) Web Operations
9 11 (9.02%) ITIL
10 10 (8.20%) Content Management
10 10 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (8.20%) TDD
11 9 (7.38%) BDD
11 9 (7.38%) Document Management
12 8 (6.56%) Automated Testing
12 8 (6.56%) Content Writing
12 8 (6.56%) Data Protection
12 8 (6.56%) Service Delivery
13 7 (5.74%) Build Automation
13 7 (5.74%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 60 (49.18%) Python
2 57 (46.72%) Ruby
3 46 (37.70%) PHP
4 23 (18.85%) Java
5 19 (15.57%) Bash Shell
6 14 (11.48%) SQL
7 9 (7.38%) Perl
7 9 (7.38%) VB
8 8 (6.56%) C#
9 7 (5.74%) T-SQL
10 6 (4.92%) JavaScript
11 4 (3.28%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.64%) Go
12 2 (1.64%) Jython
12 2 (1.64%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.82%) C++
13 1 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.93%) SC Cleared
3 14 (11.48%) Degree
4 4 (3.28%) MCSD
4 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.64%) CCNA
5 2 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.82%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.82%) CCDP
6 1 (0.82%) CCIE
6 1 (0.82%) CCNP
6 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.82%) PMP
6 1 (0.82%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.20%) SLA
2 8 (6.56%) QA
3 4 (3.28%) COBIT
4 3 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.82%) BS7799
System Software
1 18 (14.75%) Docker
2 12 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.74%) VirtualBox
4 6 (4.92%) Active Directory
5 5 (4.10%) HDFS
6 3 (2.46%) Xen
7 2 (1.64%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.64%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 67 (54.92%) Opscode Chef
2 58 (47.54%) Puppet
3 45 (36.89%) Ansible
4 36 (29.51%) Salt
5 19 (15.57%) Kibana
5 19 (15.57%) logstash
6 18 (14.75%) Terraform
7 14 (11.48%) Grafana
8 10 (8.20%) Nagios
9 9 (7.38%) Kubernetes
9 9 (7.38%) ZABBIX
10 7 (5.74%) Packer
11 5 (4.10%) collectd
11 5 (4.10%) StatsD
12 2 (1.64%) NetBackup
12 2 (1.64%) OpenNMS
12 2 (1.64%) Tivoli
12 2 (1.64%) Zenoss
13 1 (0.82%) Cacti
13 1 (0.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (11.48%) Microsoft
1 14 (11.48%) SaltStack
1 14 (11.48%) VMware
1 14 (11.48%) Zend
2 12 (9.84%) Red Hat
3 11 (9.02%) New Relic
3 11 (9.02%) Splunk
4 10 (8.20%) Google
5 7 (5.74%) RedGate
6 6 (4.92%) Oracle
7 5 (4.10%) IBM
8 3 (2.46%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.64%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.64%) Cisco
9 2 (1.64%) HP
9 2 (1.64%) hybris
9 2 (1.64%) Intel
9 2 (1.64%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (1.64%) Veritas
10 1 (0.82%) Sophos
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