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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 582 613 562
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -51
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 66 47 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.081% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.28% 0.19% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 39 54
Median daily rate £500 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.31% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £385 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £678 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
-15.78% -
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 Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23985 25156 25971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.89% 43.29% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14654 14856 14656
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 861 1085 1172
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.80 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

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 28 September 2016.

Rackspace Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Rackspace
Top 24 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 28 September 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 +41 66 £500 +5.31% 19
London -4 36 £550 +12.82% 14
City of London +29 12 £545 +9.00% 8
East Midlands - 11 £400 -
Lincolnshire - 9 £400 -
South East +23 8 £500 +72.50% 2
Lincoln - 8 £400 -
Southampton - 5 - -
Hampshire - 5 - -
North West +15 4 £450 +20.00%
North East -16 4 £300 -36.84%
Tyne and Wear -28 4 £300 -36.84%
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 4 £300 -36.84%
Manchester -9 3 £400 +6.66%
West Yorkshire +12 2 £525 +10.52% 3
Leeds +5 2 £525 +10.52% 3
Yorkshire +4 2 £525 +10.52% 3
West Sussex - 2 £501 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £501 -
Derby - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £500 -
South West - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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.

1 126 (85.71%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (66.67%) DevOps
3 83 (56.46%) Linux
4 79 (53.74%) Opscode Chef
5 69 (46.94%) Puppet
6 68 (46.26%) Ruby
7 62 (42.18%) Python
8 59 (40.14%) Ansible
9 58 (39.46%) Microsoft Azure
10 44 (29.93%) Web Services
11 43 (29.25%) Configuration Management
12 41 (27.89%) Java
13 40 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
14 34 (23.13%) Bash Shell
14 34 (23.13%) Jenkins
15 33 (22.45%) Open Source
16 31 (21.09%) Windows
17 30 (20.41%) Perl
18 29 (19.73%) OpenStack
19 28 (19.05%) MySQL
20 25 (17.01%) Continuous Integration
20 25 (17.01%) VMware
20 25 (17.01%) Vagrant
21 24 (16.33%) Docker
22 22 (14.97%) VMware Infrastructure
22 22 (14.97%) Amazon EC2
22 22 (14.97%) PHP
23 21 (14.29%) Migration
23 21 (14.29%) Git (software)
23 21 (14.29%) Google

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 29 (19.73%) OpenStack
2 13 (8.84%) Apache
2 13 (8.84%) Tomcat
3 10 (6.80%) nginx
4 7 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (3.40%) CMS
5 5 (3.40%) Joomla!
5 5 (3.40%) WordPress
6 3 (2.04%) IIS
7 2 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.68%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.68%) Confluence
8 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.68%) Jetty
8 1 (0.68%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.36%) MS Project
2 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.68%) Magento
2 1 (0.68%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 126 (85.71%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (39.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (14.97%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (10.88%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (10.20%) IaaS
6 13 (8.84%) DigitalOcean
6 13 (8.84%) Google App Engine
7 11 (7.48%) Rackspace Cloud
8 10 (6.80%) Amazon S3
9 7 (4.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 7 (4.76%) Route 53
10 5 (3.40%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (3.40%) PaaS
11 3 (2.04%) GitHub
11 3 (2.04%) SaaS
12 2 (1.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (1.36%) Datadog
12 2 (1.36%) Google Analytics
12 2 (1.36%) Heroku
12 2 (1.36%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.16%) SSL
2 11 (7.48%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.80%) HTTP
4 9 (6.12%) DNS
4 9 (6.12%) Internet
5 8 (5.44%) NetScaler
6 6 (4.08%) VPN
7 5 (3.40%) Firewall
7 5 (3.40%) Intranet
8 3 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.04%) DHCP
9 2 (1.36%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.36%) LAN
10 1 (0.68%) AMQP
10 1 (0.68%) MPLS
10 1 (0.68%) Network Security
10 1 (0.68%) SAN
10 1 (0.68%) VLAN
10 1 (0.68%) VoIP
10 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (19.05%) MySQL
2 15 (10.20%) MongoDB
3 12 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (4.08%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.40%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.04%) HBase
7 3 (2.04%) MariaDB
7 3 (2.04%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.36%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.36%) Big Data
8 2 (1.36%) DataStage
8 2 (1.36%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.68%) Impala
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.68%) Power BI
9 1 (0.68%) Redis
9 1 (0.68%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 34 (23.13%) Jenkins
2 25 (17.01%) Vagrant
3 21 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 15 (10.20%) TeamCity
5 13 (8.84%) Travis CI
6 10 (6.80%) Subversion
7 3 (2.04%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.36%) GitLab
8 2 (1.36%) JIRA
8 2 (1.36%) RSpec
9 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.68%) GoCD
9 1 (0.68%) JUnit
9 1 (0.68%) Maven
9 1 (0.68%) Mockito
9 1 (0.68%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (7.48%) Legal
2 8 (5.44%) Retail
3 7 (4.76%) Marketing
4 4 (2.72%) Advertising
4 4 (2.72%) Finance
5 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.36%) Electronics
6 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (39.46%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (18.37%) Architect
3 24 (16.33%) AWS DevOps
4 23 (15.65%) AWS Engineer
5 15 (10.20%) Cloud Engineer
6 12 (8.16%) Developer
6 12 (8.16%) Technical Architect
7 11 (7.48%) Administrator
7 11 (7.48%) AWS Architect
7 11 (7.48%) Cloud Architect
7 11 (7.48%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 10 (6.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 10 (6.80%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (6.12%) Digital Architect
9 9 (6.12%) Digital Technical Architect
10 8 (5.44%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (4.08%) Consultant
11 6 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (4.08%) Migration Architect
12 5 (3.40%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (29.93%) Web Services
2 10 (6.80%) LEMP Stack
3 8 (5.44%) ELK Stack
3 8 (5.44%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (4.08%) HTML
5 4 (2.72%) LAMP
5 4 (2.72%) REST
6 3 (2.04%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.04%) React
7 2 (1.36%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.36%) CSS
7 2 (1.36%) Django
7 2 (1.36%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.36%) HTML5
7 2 (1.36%) JSON
7 2 (1.36%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (1.36%) Node.js
7 2 (1.36%) Play Framework
7 2 (1.36%) RESTful
7 2 (1.36%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.24%) Public Cloud
2 13 (8.84%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (5.44%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.08%) Private Cloud
5 5 (3.40%) Blog
5 5 (3.40%) CESG
5 5 (3.40%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.04%) Statistics
8 2 (1.36%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.36%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.36%) Fintech
9 1 (0.68%) BBC
9 1 (0.68%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.68%) FMCG
9 1 (0.68%) iPad
9 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.68%) User Experience
9 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 83 (56.46%) Linux
2 31 (21.09%) Windows
3 18 (12.24%) CentOS
4 17 (11.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (10.88%) Windows Server
6 12 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (7.48%) Ubuntu
7 11 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.72%) Unix
9 1 (0.68%) Android
9 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.68%) Debian
9 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.68%) Solaris
9 1 (0.68%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (66.67%) DevOps
2 43 (29.25%) Configuration Management
3 40 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (22.45%) Open Source
5 25 (17.01%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (14.29%) Migration
7 18 (12.24%) Web Operations
8 12 (8.16%) ITIL
9 10 (6.80%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (6.80%) Load Balancing
9 10 (6.80%) TDD
10 9 (6.12%) ETL
11 8 (5.44%) Build Automation
11 8 (5.44%) Process Architecture
11 8 (5.44%) Project Management
12 7 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (4.76%) Regression Testing
12 7 (4.76%) Scrum
13 6 (4.08%) CRM
13 6 (4.08%) OO
Programming Languages
1 68 (46.26%) Ruby
2 62 (42.18%) Python
3 41 (27.89%) Java
4 34 (23.13%) Bash Shell
5 30 (20.41%) Perl
6 22 (14.97%) PHP
7 18 (12.24%) JavaScript
8 15 (10.20%) PowerShell
9 10 (6.80%) SQL
10 5 (3.40%) Go
11 3 (2.04%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.36%) Jython
12 2 (1.36%) Scala
13 1 (0.68%) C#
13 1 (0.68%) C++
13 1 (0.68%) RubyMotion
Qualifications
1 13 (8.84%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.48%) Degree
3 9 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.40%) MCSD
4 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.36%) CISSP
6 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.68%) CCDP
6 1 (0.68%) CCIE
6 1 (0.68%) CCNA
6 1 (0.68%) CCNP
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.12%) QA
2 6 (4.08%) SLA
3 4 (2.72%) COBIT
4 2 (1.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (16.33%) Docker
2 22 (14.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (10.88%) Active Directory
4 15 (10.20%) Hyper-V
5 13 (8.84%) vSphere
6 10 (6.80%) XenDesktop
7 8 (5.44%) XenServer
8 3 (2.04%) KVM
8 3 (2.04%) oVirt
8 3 (2.04%) Xen
9 2 (1.36%) HDFS
9 2 (1.36%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 79 (53.74%) Opscode Chef
2 69 (46.94%) Puppet
3 59 (40.14%) Ansible
4 14 (9.52%) Terraform
5 13 (8.84%) Salt
6 9 (6.12%) Nagios
7 7 (4.76%) Grafana
7 7 (4.76%) Kibana
7 7 (4.76%) logstash
7 7 (4.76%) Packer
8 5 (3.40%) Kubernetes
8 5 (3.40%) Pingdom
9 4 (2.72%) ZABBIX
10 3 (2.04%) Cobbler
10 3 (2.04%) yum
11 2 (1.36%) OpenNMS
11 2 (1.36%) Zenoss
12 1 (0.68%) Cacti
12 1 (0.68%) Ganglia
12 1 (0.68%) Munin
Vendors
1 25 (17.01%) VMware
2 21 (14.29%) Google
3 19 (12.93%) SaltStack
4 18 (12.24%) Microsoft
5 16 (10.88%) Red Hat
6 12 (8.16%) Citrix
7 9 (6.12%) New Relic
8 7 (4.76%) Splunk
8 7 (4.76%) Zend
9 4 (2.72%) Cisco
9 4 (2.72%) Dell
9 4 (2.72%) IBM
10 3 (2.04%) AppDynamics
10 3 (2.04%) F5
10 3 (2.04%) hybris
10 3 (2.04%) Oracle
11 2 (1.36%) SAP
12 1 (0.68%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.68%) OpenText
12 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
Central London / West End
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago