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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 575 551 555
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +4
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 58 59 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.11% 0.061%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.23% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 42 20
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£463 £525 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £400 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £620 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £426 £500 £323
% change year-on-year
-14.75% +55.03%
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
25561 25504 24091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.74% 45.65% 46.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15156 14276 13340
Average daily rate £400 £383 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £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 1096 1113 1095
Average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 2015.

Rackspace Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Rackspace
Top 26 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 4 September 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 -3 57 £450 -14.28% 37
London +3 35 £463 -11.90% 20
City of London +8 6 £483 -5.80% 1
Yorkshire - 5 £475 -
East of England - 5 £575 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £575 -
South East -24 4 £363 - 10
North East - 4 £475 -
Leeds - 4 £475 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £475 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £475 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £475 -
Hampshire - 3 £370 - 2
South West -5 2 £325 -34.01% 6
North West - 2 £375 - 1
Bristol - 2 £325 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £688 -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Andover - 2 £363 -
Buckinghamshire -12 1 £290 - 1
Wales -20 1 £550 +83.33%
Swansea - 1 £550 -
West Wales - 1 £550 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £290 -
Manchester - 1 £375 -
Merseyside - 1 - -

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 78 (74.29%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (53.33%) Linux
3 53 (50.48%) DevOps
4 45 (42.86%) Puppet
5 40 (38.10%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (36.19%) Ruby
7 34 (32.38%) Python
8 30 (28.57%) OpenStack
8 30 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
9 29 (27.62%) Google
9 29 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (27.62%) Windows
10 27 (25.71%) PHP
10 27 (25.71%) MySQL
10 27 (25.71%) VMware
11 25 (23.81%) Java
12 24 (22.86%) Bash Shell
13 23 (21.90%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (20.00%) Configuration Management
14 21 (20.00%) Jenkins
15 20 (19.05%) Git (software)
16 19 (18.10%) .NET
16 19 (18.10%) Ansible
17 18 (17.14%) Vagrant
17 18 (17.14%) SQL Server
17 18 (17.14%) Microsoft
17 18 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 18 (17.14%) Amazon EC2
17 18 (17.14%) Open Source
17 18 (17.14%) PaaS

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 30 (28.57%) OpenStack
2 15 (14.29%) Apache
3 12 (11.43%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (9.52%) Confluence
5 8 (7.62%) Tomcat
6 6 (5.71%) CMS
6 6 (5.71%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (4.76%) WebLogic
7 5 (4.76%) Node.js
8 4 (3.81%) SharePoint
8 4 (3.81%) WordPress
8 4 (3.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (2.86%) SAS
9 3 (2.86%) nginx
9 3 (2.86%) IIS
10 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.90%) Drupal
10 2 (1.90%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 78 (74.29%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (17.14%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (17.14%) PaaS
4 17 (16.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (10.48%) IaaS
6 10 (9.52%) SaaS
7 7 (6.67%) Rackspace Cloud
8 5 (4.76%) GitHub
8 5 (4.76%) Google App Engine
9 2 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.90%) Office 365
9 2 (1.90%) Joyent
9 2 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.90%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.95%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.95%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.95%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.95%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.48%) Internet
2 7 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 7 (6.67%) VPN
2 7 (6.67%) DNS
3 5 (4.76%) Firewall
4 4 (3.81%) SMS
5 3 (2.86%) VoIP
5 3 (2.86%) WAN
5 3 (2.86%) IPsec
5 3 (2.86%) MPLS
5 3 (2.86%) EIGRP
5 3 (2.86%) LAN
5 3 (2.86%) SNMP
5 3 (2.86%) BIG-IP
5 3 (2.86%) RTSP
5 3 (2.86%) Multicast
6 2 (1.90%) SAN
7 1 (0.95%) LDAP
7 1 (0.95%) SSH
7 1 (0.95%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.71%) MySQL
2 18 (17.14%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.62%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 7 (6.67%) Redis
5 4 (3.81%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.86%) PowerCenter
6 3 (2.86%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.90%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.90%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.95%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.95%) Big Data
8 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 20 (19.05%) Git (software)
3 10 (9.52%) JIRA
3 10 (9.52%) TeamCity
4 6 (5.71%) Selenium
4 6 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.76%) RSpec
5 5 (4.76%) FishEye
5 5 (4.76%) Jasmine
5 5 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (4.76%) Subversion
6 1 (0.95%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.95%) JMeter
General
1 6 (5.71%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Publishing
3 3 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
4 1 (0.95%) German Language
4 1 (0.95%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.95%) Law
4 1 (0.95%) Advertising
4 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.95%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (30.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (16.19%) Architect
3 12 (11.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 11 (10.48%) Developer
4 11 (10.48%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (7.62%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Administrator
7 6 (5.71%) Security Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 5 (4.76%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
9 4 (3.81%) Applications Support
9 4 (3.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.86%) NOC Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Ruby Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Technical Support
10 3 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.10%) .NET
2 12 (11.43%) Web Services
3 10 (9.52%) HTML
4 7 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
5 6 (5.71%) HTML5
6 5 (4.76%) RESTful
6 5 (4.76%) LAMP
6 5 (4.76%) J2EE
7 3 (2.86%) JSF
7 3 (2.86%) Apache Flex
7 3 (2.86%) 802.1X
8 2 (1.90%) Sensu
8 2 (1.90%) Marionette.js
8 2 (1.90%) CSS3
8 2 (1.90%) Backbone.js
8 2 (1.90%) Sass
8 2 (1.90%) JSON
8 2 (1.90%) Middleware
8 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.90%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.67%) Public Cloud
2 7 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.81%) Social Media
4 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.81%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.86%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.86%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.86%) BBC
6 2 (1.90%) Statistics
6 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.95%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.95%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.95%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 56 (53.33%) Linux
2 29 (27.62%) Windows
3 18 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (14.29%) CentOS
5 12 (11.43%) Ubuntu
6 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (9.52%) UNIX
8 8 (7.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (6.67%) Fedora
10 5 (4.76%) Debian
11 3 (2.86%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (2.86%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.95%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (50.48%) DevOps
2 29 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 18 (17.14%) Open Source
5 12 (11.43%) Migration
6 10 (9.52%) OO
7 9 (8.57%) TDD
8 8 (7.62%) MVC
8 8 (7.62%) Information Security
8 8 (7.62%) E-Commerce
8 8 (7.62%) SOA
8 8 (7.62%) BDD
8 8 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (6.67%) Load Balancing
10 6 (5.71%) Scrum
10 6 (5.71%) ITIL
11 5 (4.76%) Load Testing
11 5 (4.76%) Kanban
11 5 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 38 (36.19%) Ruby
2 34 (32.38%) Python
3 27 (25.71%) PHP
4 25 (23.81%) Java
5 24 (22.86%) Bash Shell
6 17 (16.19%) Perl
7 15 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 13 (12.38%) PowerShell
9 7 (6.67%) C#
9 7 (6.67%) SQL
10 3 (2.86%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.90%) VB
11 2 (1.90%) C++
12 1 (0.95%) C
12 1 (0.95%) Scala
12 1 (0.95%) Clojure
12 1 (0.95%) Go
12 1 (0.95%) RubyMotion
Qualifications
1 13 (12.38%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (7.62%) CCNA
3 7 (6.67%) Degree
3 7 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.71%) CISSP
4 6 (5.71%) CISM
4 6 (5.71%) CCSA
4 6 (5.71%) JNCIA
5 3 (2.86%) CCNP
6 2 (1.90%) MCSA
6 2 (1.90%) MCITP
6 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.71%) SLA
2 2 (1.90%) QA
System Software
1 23 (21.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.62%) Hyper-V
3 7 (6.67%) Docker
4 5 (4.76%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.76%) vSphere
4 5 (4.76%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.95%) KVM
5 1 (0.95%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (42.86%) Puppet
2 40 (38.10%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (18.10%) Ansible
4 18 (17.14%) Vagrant
5 7 (6.67%) logstash
6 6 (5.71%) yum
6 6 (5.71%) Salt
7 3 (2.86%) SCCM
7 3 (2.86%) SCOM
8 2 (1.90%) Nagios
8 2 (1.90%) Mesos
9 1 (0.95%) Graphite
9 1 (0.95%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.95%) Pingdom
9 1 (0.95%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.95%) WSUS
9 1 (0.95%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.95%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 29 (27.62%) Google
2 27 (25.71%) VMware
3 18 (17.14%) Microsoft
4 12 (11.43%) Red Hat
4 12 (11.43%) SaltStack
5 8 (7.62%) Cisco
6 7 (6.67%) Oracle
7 6 (5.71%) Sitecore
8 5 (4.76%) Atlassian
8 5 (4.76%) AppDynamics
8 5 (4.76%) Splunk
9 4 (3.81%) Facebook
9 4 (3.81%) Twitter
10 3 (2.86%) F5
10 3 (2.86%) Informatica
11 2 (1.90%) IBM
11 2 (1.90%) EMC
11 2 (1.90%) BMC
11 2 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.95%) Teradata
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