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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 536 541 585
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +44
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 59 37 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.069% 0.021%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.15% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 25 11
Average daily rate
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£500 £463 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -11.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £322 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+51.16% +7.50%
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
26028 25021 26921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.18% 46.94% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14561 13847 13670
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
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 1102 1116 1369
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -7 55 £510 +9.97% 31
London +26 40 £513 +10.21% 26
City of London +34 4 £513 +28.12% 5
South East +2 4 - - 1
South West -31 3 £493 +3.68%
Horsham - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 - -
Wales - 2 £300 - 2
South Wales - 2 £300 - 2
Cardiff - 2 £300 - 2
Berkshire +10 1 - -
Maidenhead -4 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Fordingbridge - - - -
Hayes - - - - 4
High Wycombe - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 83 (61.03%) Puppet
2 82 (60.29%) Linux
3 75 (55.15%) DevOps
4 73 (53.68%) Opscode Chef
5 72 (52.94%) MySQL
6 56 (41.18%) Ruby
7 50 (36.76%) PHP
8 48 (35.29%) MongoDB
9 47 (34.56%) Python
10 44 (32.35%) Apache
11 43 (31.62%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (29.41%) CentOS
13 38 (27.94%) Java
13 38 (27.94%) JavaScript
14 35 (25.74%) Salt
15 34 (25.00%) NoSQL
16 33 (24.26%) Perl
16 33 (24.26%) Web Services
16 33 (24.26%) Agile Software Development
17 32 (23.53%) Jenkins
17 32 (23.53%) Big Data
18 31 (22.79%) Red Hat
19 30 (22.06%) jQuery
20 29 (21.32%) Bash Shell
21 28 (20.59%) Hadoop
21 28 (20.59%) Nagios
22 27 (19.85%) TDD
22 27 (19.85%) Scrum
23 26 (19.12%) Amazon AWS
24 25 (18.38%) LAMP

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 44 (32.35%) Apache
2 21 (15.44%) OpenStack
3 20 (14.71%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (8.82%) nginx
5 8 (5.88%) Node.js
6 5 (3.68%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.21%) Drupal
7 3 (2.21%) CMS
7 3 (2.21%) IIS
8 2 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.47%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.47%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.74%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.74%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.74%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.74%) WordPress
9 1 (0.74%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.74%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.12%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (15.44%) Rackspace Cloud
3 14 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (8.09%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (5.15%) GitHub
6 6 (4.41%) Joyent
6 6 (4.41%) Heroku
7 3 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.74%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.62%) SSH
2 8 (5.88%) SSL
3 6 (4.41%) Firewall
3 6 (4.41%) BIG-IP
4 4 (2.94%) SAN
4 4 (2.94%) VPN
4 4 (2.94%) DNS
4 4 (2.94%) LDAP
5 3 (2.21%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.21%) NAS
5 3 (2.21%) VLAN
5 3 (2.21%) WAN
5 3 (2.21%) Internet
6 2 (1.47%) HTTP
6 2 (1.47%) LAN
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.74%) Wireless
7 1 (0.74%) IPsec
7 1 (0.74%) Packet Switching
7 1 (0.74%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (52.94%) MySQL
2 48 (35.29%) MongoDB
3 34 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 32 (23.53%) Big Data
5 28 (20.59%) Hadoop
6 24 (17.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 19 (13.97%) Redis
8 18 (13.24%) Riak
9 17 (12.50%) CouchDB
10 15 (11.03%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (2.21%) HBase
11 3 (2.21%) SQL Server
12 2 (1.47%) DB2
12 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.74%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 32 (23.53%) Jenkins
2 25 (18.38%) Subversion
3 23 (16.91%) Git (software)
4 17 (12.50%) Hudson
5 14 (10.29%) RSpec
6 11 (8.09%) Jasmine
7 5 (3.68%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 4 (2.94%) JIRA
9 3 (2.21%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.21%) Sublime Text
9 3 (2.21%) WATIR
9 3 (2.21%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.47%) Ant
10 2 (1.47%) Maven
10 2 (1.47%) Selenium
11 1 (0.74%) PHPUnit
General
1 13 (9.56%) Finance
2 3 (2.21%) Publishing
3 2 (1.47%) Marketing
3 2 (1.47%) Retail
4 1 (0.74%) Games
4 1 (0.74%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (29.41%) Developer
2 39 (28.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (15.44%) Systems Administrator
4 20 (14.71%) Administrator
5 19 (13.97%) Architect
6 14 (10.29%) DevOps Architect
7 13 (9.56%) Ruby Developer
8 11 (8.09%) PHP Developer
9 10 (7.35%) Lead Architect
10 9 (6.62%) Software Engineer
11 8 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 7 (5.15%) Linux Administrator
13 6 (4.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 4 (2.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 3 (2.21%) DevOps Administrator
15 3 (2.21%) Node.js Developer
15 3 (2.21%) Python Developer
15 3 (2.21%) Linux Engineer
15 3 (2.21%) Java Developer
16 2 (1.47%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (24.26%) Web Services
2 30 (22.06%) jQuery
3 25 (18.38%) LAMP
3 25 (18.38%) CSS
4 24 (17.65%) HTML
5 20 (14.71%) Ruby on Rails
5 20 (14.71%) XML
6 18 (13.24%) HTML5
6 18 (13.24%) RESTful
6 18 (13.24%) Symfony
7 15 (11.03%) CSS3
7 15 (11.03%) Ajax
8 11 (8.09%) RabbitMQ
8 11 (8.09%) JSON
9 10 (7.35%) AngularJS
10 9 (6.62%) MCollective
11 8 (5.88%) SOAP
11 8 (5.88%) CakePHP
11 8 (5.88%) Smarty
12 7 (5.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.09%) Open Source
2 7 (5.15%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.68%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.21%) New Media
5 2 (1.47%) Clustering
5 2 (1.47%) Online Gambling
5 2 (1.47%) Social Network
6 1 (0.74%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 82 (60.29%) Linux
2 40 (29.41%) CentOS
3 22 (16.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (13.24%) Debian
5 9 (6.62%) UNIX
6 8 (5.88%) Ubuntu
6 8 (5.88%) Windows
7 5 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.21%) SmartOS
8 3 (2.21%) Solaris
9 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.47%) SUSE
10 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (55.15%) DevOps
2 43 (31.62%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (24.26%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (19.85%) TDD
4 27 (19.85%) Scrum
5 25 (18.38%) E-Commerce
6 20 (14.71%) OO
6 20 (14.71%) BDD
7 15 (11.03%) OOP
8 14 (10.29%) Software Engineering
9 13 (9.56%) MVC
9 13 (9.56%) Configuration Management
10 10 (7.35%) SOA
10 10 (7.35%) Kanban
11 8 (5.88%) Build Automation
12 7 (5.15%) Migration
13 6 (4.41%) Project Management
13 6 (4.41%) OO PHP
14 5 (3.68%) Agile Project Management
14 5 (3.68%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 56 (41.18%) Ruby
2 50 (36.76%) PHP
3 47 (34.56%) Python
4 38 (27.94%) Java
4 38 (27.94%) JavaScript
5 33 (24.26%) Perl
6 29 (21.32%) Bash Shell
7 13 (9.56%) Scala
8 10 (7.35%) PHP5
9 6 (4.41%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.94%) SQL
10 4 (2.94%) Golang
11 2 (1.47%) C#
11 2 (1.47%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.74%) PHP4
12 1 (0.74%) C++
12 1 (0.74%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 3 (2.21%) Degree
2 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.21%) QA
2 2 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (6.62%) KVM
2 8 (5.88%) Varnish
3 6 (4.41%) Xen
3 6 (4.41%) vCloud
4 3 (2.21%) Docker
4 3 (2.21%) NFS
5 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 83 (61.03%) Puppet
2 73 (53.68%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (25.74%) Salt
4 28 (20.59%) Nagios
5 24 (17.65%) ZABBIX
6 18 (13.24%) Cacti
7 14 (10.29%) Vagrant
7 14 (10.29%) Ansible
8 6 (4.41%) HAProxy
8 6 (4.41%) logstash
9 5 (3.68%) collectd
9 5 (3.68%) StatsD
10 3 (2.21%) Munin
11 1 (0.74%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 31 (22.79%) Red Hat
2 10 (7.35%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.62%) Oracle
4 7 (5.15%) SaltStack
5 6 (4.41%) VMware
5 6 (4.41%) New Relic
6 4 (2.94%) SAP
6 4 (2.94%) JBoss
6 4 (2.94%) Yahoo!
7 3 (2.21%) Percona
7 3 (2.21%) Zend
8 2 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.47%) Citrix
8 2 (1.47%) Perforce
8 2 (1.47%) Google
9 1 (0.74%) RightScale
9 1 (0.74%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.74%) F5
9 1 (0.74%) Cisco
9 1 (0.74%) HP
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