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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 518 521 514
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 60 36 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.074% 0.047%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.16% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 28 19
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£451 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £318 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £479 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+28.12% +23.07%
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
23240 22263 21210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.82% 45.71% 47.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13636 12427 11082
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1018 989 1316
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.32 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% -8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 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 +1 60 £451 +0.11% 34
London +22 50 £451 +0.11% 24
West Yorkshire - 5 - - 2
Yorkshire - 5 - - 2
Leeds - 5 - - 2
City of London +12 4 £432 -4.11% 2
East Midlands +9 1 £600 +84.61%
East of England +7 1 - - 2
South East -24 1 £650 +116.66% 3
South West - 1 £225 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £425 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £650 -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Reading - - - -
Warrington - - - -

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 94 (73.44%) Puppet
2 93 (72.66%) DevOps
3 85 (66.41%) Opscode Chef
4 74 (57.81%) Linux
5 67 (52.34%) MySQL
6 61 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (45.31%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (44.53%) PHP
9 55 (42.97%) Python
10 53 (41.41%) MongoDB
11 47 (36.72%) Web Services
11 47 (36.72%) Ruby
12 41 (32.03%) Amazon AWS
13 39 (30.47%) Jenkins
14 36 (28.13%) TDD
14 36 (28.13%) Apache
15 35 (27.34%) Configuration Management
15 35 (27.34%) Scrum
16 34 (26.56%) LAMP
16 34 (26.56%) Perl
17 33 (25.78%) Ansible
17 33 (25.78%) Salt
18 32 (25.00%) OpenStack
18 32 (25.00%) Bash Shell
19 30 (23.44%) Git (software)
19 30 (23.44%) Java
19 30 (23.44%) BDD
20 29 (22.66%) Red Hat
21 28 (21.88%) Open Source
21 28 (21.88%) Subversion

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 36 (28.13%) Apache
2 32 (25.00%) OpenStack
3 21 (16.41%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (11.72%) Drupal
5 14 (10.94%) Apache Solr
6 13 (10.16%) nginx
7 5 (3.91%) IIS
8 4 (3.13%) Node.js
9 2 (1.56%) Confluence
9 2 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.56%) WordPress
9 2 (1.56%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.56%) CMS
9 2 (1.56%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.78%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.78%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.78%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (32.03%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (19.53%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (11.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (9.38%) Joyent
5 6 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.91%) SaaS
6 5 (3.91%) PaaS
7 4 (3.13%) Heroku
8 3 (2.34%) Rackspace Cloud
8 3 (2.34%) GitHub
8 3 (2.34%) Google App Engine
8 3 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.56%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.59%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.25%) SSL
2 8 (6.25%) HTTP
3 4 (3.13%) WAN
3 4 (3.13%) Firewall
4 3 (2.34%) Internet
4 3 (2.34%) MPLS
4 3 (2.34%) VPN
4 3 (2.34%) DNS
4 3 (2.34%) LDAP
4 3 (2.34%) IPsec
5 2 (1.56%) BIG-IP
5 2 (1.56%) AMQP
5 2 (1.56%) MRTG
5 2 (1.56%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (1.56%) LAN
5 2 (1.56%) Packet Switching
5 2 (1.56%) Wireless
6 1 (0.78%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (52.34%) MySQL
2 53 (41.41%) MongoDB
3 26 (20.31%) NoSQL
4 23 (17.97%) Apache Cassandra
5 22 (17.19%) Big Data
6 21 (16.41%) Hadoop
7 17 (13.28%) CouchDB
7 17 (13.28%) Riak
8 15 (11.72%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (7.03%) SQL Server
10 5 (3.91%) Redis
10 5 (3.91%) Relational Database
11 4 (3.13%) DB2
11 4 (3.13%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.56%) HBase
12 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.78%) MarkLogic
13 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 39 (30.47%) Jenkins
2 30 (23.44%) Git (software)
3 28 (21.88%) Subversion
4 19 (14.84%) Hudson
5 12 (9.38%) PHPUnit
6 4 (3.13%) Maven
7 2 (1.56%) JIRA
7 2 (1.56%) Ant
7 2 (1.56%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.78%) Juju
8 1 (0.78%) NUnit
8 1 (0.78%) RSpec
8 1 (0.78%) WATIR
General
1 13 (10.16%) Marketing
2 9 (7.03%) Finance
3 5 (3.91%) Advertising
4 4 (3.13%) Retail
5 2 (1.56%) Publishing
5 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.56%) Electronics
5 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.78%) Games
6 1 (0.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (29.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (20.31%) Developer
3 22 (17.19%) Architect
4 15 (11.72%) DevOps Architect
5 13 (10.16%) Drupal Developer
6 9 (7.03%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 7 (5.47%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.69%) Administrator
8 6 (4.69%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.91%) Consultant
9 5 (3.91%) Enterprise Architect
10 4 (3.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.13%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (3.13%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
11 3 (2.34%) PHP Developer
11 3 (2.34%) Senior Developer
12 2 (1.56%) DBA
12 2 (1.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (36.72%) Web Services
2 34 (26.56%) LAMP
3 16 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
4 13 (10.16%) Memcached
5 9 (7.03%) HTML
5 9 (7.03%) .NET
6 7 (5.47%) SOAP
7 6 (4.69%) CSS
7 6 (4.69%) MCollective
8 4 (3.13%) HTML5
8 4 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (3.13%) jQuery
8 4 (3.13%) RESTful
8 4 (3.13%) XML
8 4 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (2.34%) REST
9 3 (2.34%) CSS3
9 3 (2.34%) ZeroMQ
10 2 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (1.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.88%) Open Source
2 13 (10.16%) Taxonomies
3 5 (3.91%) Digital Media
4 4 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.56%) Social Network
5 2 (1.56%) DTV
5 2 (1.56%) Clustering
6 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) BBC
6 1 (0.78%) DataPower
6 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 74 (57.81%) Linux
2 24 (18.75%) CentOS
3 21 (16.41%) UNIX
4 18 (14.06%) Debian
5 14 (10.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (10.16%) Windows
7 5 (3.91%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.56%) CoreOS
9 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.78%) Android
10 1 (0.78%) Fedora
10 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (72.66%) DevOps
2 61 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (45.31%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (28.13%) TDD
5 35 (27.34%) Scrum
5 35 (27.34%) Configuration Management
6 30 (23.44%) BDD
7 19 (14.84%) Kanban
8 16 (12.50%) Automated Testing
9 14 (10.94%) E-Commerce
10 11 (8.59%) Software Engineering
11 7 (5.47%) SOA
12 6 (4.69%) OO
13 5 (3.91%) MVC
13 5 (3.91%) Network Design
14 4 (3.13%) Process Architecture
14 4 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
14 4 (3.13%) Service Delivery
14 4 (3.13%) Load Balancing
14 4 (3.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 57 (44.53%) PHP
2 55 (42.97%) Python
3 47 (36.72%) Ruby
4 34 (26.56%) Perl
5 32 (25.00%) Bash Shell
6 30 (23.44%) Java
7 13 (10.16%) Scala
8 11 (8.59%) SQL
9 9 (7.03%) JavaScript
10 7 (5.47%) PowerShell
11 5 (3.91%) Shell Script
12 4 (3.13%) Golang
13 3 (2.34%) Clojure
13 3 (2.34%) PHP5
13 3 (2.34%) Haskell
13 3 (2.34%) Erlang
14 2 (1.56%) C#
15 1 (0.78%) C
15 1 (0.78%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.78%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.56%) CCNP
2 2 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.78%) Degree
3 1 (0.78%) CITP
3 1 (0.78%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (0.78%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 14 (10.94%) Varnish
2 7 (5.47%) vCloud
3 6 (4.69%) Docker
4 3 (2.34%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.34%) vSphere
5 2 (1.56%) HDFS
6 1 (0.78%) KVM
6 1 (0.78%) XenApp
6 1 (0.78%) Samba
6 1 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 94 (73.44%) Puppet
2 85 (66.41%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (25.78%) Ansible
3 33 (25.78%) Salt
4 22 (17.19%) Nagios
4 22 (17.19%) ZABBIX
5 18 (14.06%) Cacti
5 18 (14.06%) Vagrant
6 5 (3.91%) Mesos
6 5 (3.91%) logstash
7 2 (1.56%) Opsview
7 2 (1.56%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.56%) Graphite
8 1 (0.78%) collectd
8 1 (0.78%) StatsD
8 1 (0.78%) Munin
8 1 (0.78%) SCOM
8 1 (0.78%) cPanel
8 1 (0.78%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.78%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 29 (22.66%) Red Hat
2 8 (6.25%) VMware
2 8 (6.25%) Google
3 7 (5.47%) Oracle
4 6 (4.69%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.91%) SAP
5 5 (3.91%) SaltStack
6 4 (3.13%) Cisco
6 4 (3.13%) IBM
7 3 (2.34%) DigitalOcean
8 2 (1.56%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.56%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.56%) Perforce
8 2 (1.56%) Zend
8 2 (1.56%) F5
8 2 (1.56%) Splunk
8 2 (1.56%) New Relic
9 1 (0.78%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.78%) RightScale
9 1 (0.78%) Netezza
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