The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 544 530 568
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +38
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 60 35 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.068% 0.026%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.15% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 25 14
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £322 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £318 £425
% change year-on-year
+22.04% -25.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24993 24117 27009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.72% 47.19% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13879 13072 13683
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 1205 1398
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%

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 28 July 2014.

Rackspace Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Rackspace
Top 30 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 28 July 2014. 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 +15 56 £438 -2.77% 27
London +23 40 £431 -4.16% 19
City of London +14 6 £513 +5.12% 2
South East -23 3 £350 - 2
South West - 3 £493 -
Scotland -20 2 £225 -30.76%
East of England - 2 £388 - 3
West Sussex - 2 - -
Cambridge - 1 £388 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 £388 - 2
Edinburgh - 1 £225 -
Fordingbridge - - - -
Hayes - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Leeds - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 87 (61.70%) Linux
2 83 (58.87%) MySQL
3 82 (58.16%) Puppet
4 75 (53.19%) DevOps
5 70 (49.65%) Opscode Chef
6 60 (42.55%) MongoDB
7 58 (41.13%) PHP
7 58 (41.13%) Ruby
8 52 (36.88%) Apache
9 46 (32.62%) Python
9 46 (32.62%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (30.50%) CentOS
10 43 (30.50%) NoSQL
11 40 (28.37%) JavaScript
12 36 (25.53%) Big Data
12 36 (25.53%) Web Services
12 36 (25.53%) LAMP
13 35 (24.82%) Red Hat
14 34 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
15 33 (23.40%) Subversion
15 33 (23.40%) Hadoop
16 32 (22.70%) jQuery
16 32 (22.70%) Nagios
16 32 (22.70%) Perl
16 32 (22.70%) Salt
17 30 (21.28%) Java
17 30 (21.28%) Jenkins
17 30 (21.28%) Bash Shell
18 28 (19.86%) Amazon AWS
19 27 (19.15%) Rackspace Cloud

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 52 (36.88%) Apache
2 22 (15.60%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (9.93%) OpenStack
4 13 (9.22%) Node.js
5 11 (7.80%) nginx
6 10 (7.09%) Drupal
7 6 (4.26%) Tomcat
7 6 (4.26%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.42%) Confluence
8 2 (1.42%) CMS
8 2 (1.42%) WordPress
8 2 (1.42%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.42%) IIS
9 1 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.71%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.71%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 28 (19.86%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (19.15%) Rackspace Cloud
3 14 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (9.22%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (7.80%) Joyent
6 8 (5.67%) GitHub
7 5 (3.55%) Heroku
8 4 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (2.13%) SaaS
10 1 (0.71%) PaaS
10 1 (0.71%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.38%) SSL
1 9 (6.38%) SSH
2 7 (4.96%) Firewall
3 6 (4.26%) BIG-IP
3 6 (4.26%) DNS
4 4 (2.84%) VPN
4 4 (2.84%) SAN
5 3 (2.13%) VLAN
5 3 (2.13%) LDAP
5 3 (2.13%) WAN
5 3 (2.13%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.13%) NAS
6 2 (1.42%) LAN
6 2 (1.42%) HTTP
7 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.71%) Packet Switching
7 1 (0.71%) DHCP
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.71%) Internet
7 1 (0.71%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (58.87%) MySQL
2 60 (42.55%) MongoDB
3 43 (30.50%) NoSQL
4 36 (25.53%) Big Data
5 33 (23.40%) Hadoop
6 26 (18.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 24 (17.02%) Redis
8 20 (14.18%) Riak
9 19 (13.48%) CouchDB
10 13 (9.22%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.42%) Neo4j
11 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.42%) SQL Server
11 2 (1.42%) RavenDB
11 2 (1.42%) HBase
12 1 (0.71%) DB2
12 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (23.40%) Subversion
2 30 (21.28%) Jenkins
3 26 (18.44%) Git (software)
4 19 (13.48%) Hudson
5 13 (9.22%) RSpec
6 11 (7.80%) Jasmine
7 6 (4.26%) JIRA
8 5 (3.55%) PHPUnit
8 5 (3.55%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 3 (2.13%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.13%) Sublime Text
10 2 (1.42%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.42%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.42%) WATIR
10 2 (1.42%) Selenium
11 1 (0.71%) Maven
11 1 (0.71%) Ant
General
1 13 (9.22%) Finance
2 2 (1.42%) Advertising
2 2 (1.42%) Publishing
2 2 (1.42%) Marketing
3 1 (0.71%) Games
3 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (29.79%) Developer
2 38 (26.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (14.89%) Architect
3 21 (14.89%) Administrator
4 20 (14.18%) Systems Administrator
5 15 (10.64%) DevOps Architect
6 14 (9.93%) Lead Architect
7 12 (8.51%) Ruby Developer
7 12 (8.51%) PHP Developer
8 9 (6.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 8 (5.67%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.55%) Linux Administrator
10 5 (3.55%) Drupal Developer
11 4 (2.84%) Linux Engineer
12 3 (2.13%) Python Developer
12 3 (2.13%) Node.js Developer
12 3 (2.13%) DevOps Administrator
12 3 (2.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 2 (1.42%) DevOps Consultant
13 2 (1.42%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (25.53%) Web Services
1 36 (25.53%) LAMP
2 32 (22.70%) jQuery
3 24 (17.02%) CSS
4 23 (16.31%) HTML
4 23 (16.31%) Ruby on Rails
5 21 (14.89%) XML
6 19 (13.48%) Symfony
6 19 (13.48%) RESTful
7 18 (12.77%) HTML5
7 18 (12.77%) Ajax
8 16 (11.35%) CSS3
9 15 (10.64%) RabbitMQ
10 12 (8.51%) JSON
11 10 (7.09%) AngularJS
12 9 (6.38%) Memcached
12 9 (6.38%) CakePHP
13 8 (5.67%) COM
14 7 (4.96%) Smarty
14 7 (4.96%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.51%) Open Source
2 8 (5.67%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.55%) Taxonomies
4 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.13%) New Media
4 3 (2.13%) Clustering
4 3 (2.13%) FMCG
5 2 (1.42%) Social Network
5 2 (1.42%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 87 (61.70%) Linux
2 43 (30.50%) CentOS
3 24 (17.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (15.60%) Debian
5 19 (13.48%) UNIX
6 13 (9.22%) Ubuntu
7 7 (4.96%) Windows
8 3 (2.13%) Solaris
8 3 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.13%) SmartOS
9 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.42%) SUSE
10 1 (0.71%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (53.19%) DevOps
2 46 (32.62%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (19.15%) TDD
5 24 (17.02%) Scrum
6 23 (16.31%) E-Commerce
7 21 (14.89%) BDD
8 18 (12.77%) OO
9 17 (12.06%) OOP
10 13 (9.22%) MVC
10 13 (9.22%) Configuration Management
10 13 (9.22%) Kanban
11 12 (8.51%) Software Engineering
12 9 (6.38%) Migration
13 8 (5.67%) Performance Testing
14 7 (4.96%) Data Migration
14 7 (4.96%) Build Automation
14 7 (4.96%) Project Management
15 6 (4.26%) SOA
15 6 (4.26%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (41.13%) PHP
1 58 (41.13%) Ruby
2 46 (32.62%) Python
3 40 (28.37%) JavaScript
4 32 (22.70%) Perl
5 30 (21.28%) Java
5 30 (21.28%) Bash Shell
6 10 (7.09%) Scala
7 9 (6.38%) PHP5
8 6 (4.26%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.84%) SQL
10 3 (2.13%) Golang
11 2 (1.42%) C#
12 1 (0.71%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (2.13%) Degree
2 1 (0.71%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.42%) QA
System Software
1 12 (8.51%) Varnish
2 9 (6.38%) KVM
3 6 (4.26%) Xen
4 4 (2.84%) vCloud
5 3 (2.13%) Docker
5 3 (2.13%) NFS
6 2 (1.42%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 82 (58.16%) Puppet
2 70 (49.65%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (22.70%) Nagios
3 32 (22.70%) Salt
4 24 (17.02%) ZABBIX
5 20 (14.18%) Cacti
6 8 (5.67%) Vagrant
7 6 (4.26%) Ansible
7 6 (4.26%) logstash
7 6 (4.26%) HAProxy
7 6 (4.26%) collectd
8 5 (3.55%) StatsD
9 3 (2.13%) Munin
10 1 (0.71%) Opsview
10 1 (0.71%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 35 (24.82%) Red Hat
2 13 (9.22%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.67%) Oracle
3 8 (5.67%) Yahoo!
4 7 (4.96%) VMware
5 6 (4.26%) SaltStack
6 4 (2.84%) Percona
6 4 (2.84%) New Relic
7 3 (2.13%) Zend
7 3 (2.13%) SAP
7 3 (2.13%) JBoss
8 2 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.42%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.42%) Citrix
9 1 (0.71%) RightScale
9 1 (0.71%) Akamai
9 1 (0.71%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.71%) HP
9 1 (0.71%) Cisco
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