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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 513 530 576
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +46
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 59 36 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.071% 0.026%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.15% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 25 13
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £322 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £318 £425
% change year-on-year
+16.14% -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
24237 23956 27028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.66% 47.11% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13465 12978 13603
Average daily rate £379 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.19% +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 1061 1209 1385
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

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 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 22 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 +13 55 £431 -4.16% 23
London +27 42 £431 -4.16% 17
City of London +28 7 £625 +28.20% 3
South East -4 3 £350 -
South West - 3 £493 -
Scotland -13 2 £225 -30.76%
East of England - 2 £388 - 1
West Sussex - 2 - -
Cambridge - 1 £388 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £388 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £225 -
Fordingbridge - - - -
Hayes - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Crawley - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 85 (60.71%) MySQL
2 83 (59.29%) Linux
3 80 (57.14%) Puppet
4 73 (52.14%) DevOps
5 68 (48.57%) Opscode Chef
6 62 (44.29%) MongoDB
7 60 (42.86%) PHP
8 59 (42.14%) Ruby
9 51 (36.43%) Apache
10 46 (32.86%) Continuous Integration
11 45 (32.14%) Python
12 43 (30.71%) NoSQL
13 42 (30.00%) CentOS
14 41 (29.29%) JavaScript
15 37 (26.43%) LAMP
16 36 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
16 36 (25.71%) Web Services
17 35 (25.00%) Subversion
17 35 (25.00%) Big Data
18 34 (24.29%) Red Hat
19 32 (22.86%) jQuery
19 32 (22.86%) Hadoop
20 31 (22.14%) Nagios
20 31 (22.14%) Perl
20 31 (22.14%) Salt
21 29 (20.71%) Java
21 29 (20.71%) TDD
21 29 (20.71%) Bash Shell
22 28 (20.00%) Git (software)
23 27 (19.29%) Amazon AWS

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 51 (36.43%) Apache
2 21 (15.00%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (9.29%) Node.js
4 12 (8.57%) nginx
4 12 (8.57%) Drupal
5 11 (7.86%) OpenStack
6 8 (5.71%) Apache Solr
7 6 (4.29%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.43%) CMS
8 2 (1.43%) IIS
8 2 (1.43%) Confluence
8 2 (1.43%) WordPress
8 2 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.71%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.71%) CloudStack
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (19.29%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (19.29%) Rackspace Cloud
2 15 (10.71%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (9.29%) Joyent
5 8 (5.71%) GitHub
6 5 (3.57%) Heroku
7 4 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.14%) SaaS
9 1 (0.71%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.43%) SSH
1 9 (6.43%) SSL
2 7 (5.00%) Firewall
3 6 (4.29%) DNS
3 6 (4.29%) BIG-IP
4 4 (2.86%) SAN
4 4 (2.86%) VPN
5 3 (2.14%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.14%) NAS
5 3 (2.14%) LDAP
5 3 (2.14%) WAN
5 3 (2.14%) VLAN
6 2 (1.43%) LAN
6 2 (1.43%) HTTP
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.71%) Internet
7 1 (0.71%) MPLS
7 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.71%) DHCP
7 1 (0.71%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (60.71%) MySQL
2 62 (44.29%) MongoDB
3 43 (30.71%) NoSQL
4 35 (25.00%) Big Data
5 32 (22.86%) Hadoop
6 25 (17.86%) Redis
6 25 (17.86%) Apache Cassandra
7 19 (13.57%) Riak
8 18 (12.86%) CouchDB
9 13 (9.29%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (2.14%) Neo4j
11 2 (1.43%) SQL Server
11 2 (1.43%) HBase
11 2 (1.43%) RavenDB
11 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (25.00%) Subversion
2 28 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 26 (18.57%) Jenkins
4 18 (12.86%) Hudson
5 13 (9.29%) RSpec
6 11 (7.86%) Jasmine
7 7 (5.00%) PHPUnit
8 6 (4.29%) JIRA
9 5 (3.57%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 3 (2.14%) TeamCity
10 3 (2.14%) Sublime Text
11 2 (1.43%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.43%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.43%) WATIR
11 2 (1.43%) Selenium
General
1 13 (9.29%) Finance
2 2 (1.43%) Advertising
2 2 (1.43%) Publishing
2 2 (1.43%) Marketing
3 1 (0.71%) Games
Job Titles
1 45 (32.14%) Developer
2 35 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (15.00%) Administrator
4 20 (14.29%) Architect
4 20 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
5 14 (10.00%) Lead Architect
5 14 (10.00%) DevOps Architect
6 13 (9.29%) PHP Developer
7 12 (8.57%) Ruby Developer
8 8 (5.71%) Software Engineer
8 8 (5.71%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.00%) Drupal Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
11 4 (2.86%) Linux Engineer
12 3 (2.14%) Node.js Developer
12 3 (2.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 3 (2.14%) Python Developer
12 3 (2.14%) DevOps Administrator
13 2 (1.43%) DevOps Consultant
13 2 (1.43%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (26.43%) LAMP
2 36 (25.71%) Web Services
3 32 (22.86%) jQuery
4 25 (17.86%) CSS
5 24 (17.14%) HTML
6 23 (16.43%) Ruby on Rails
7 21 (15.00%) XML
8 19 (13.57%) Ajax
8 19 (13.57%) Symfony
8 19 (13.57%) RESTful
8 19 (13.57%) HTML5
9 17 (12.14%) CSS3
10 15 (10.71%) RabbitMQ
11 12 (8.57%) JSON
11 12 (8.57%) Memcached
12 10 (7.14%) AngularJS
13 9 (6.43%) CakePHP
14 8 (5.71%) COM
15 7 (5.00%) Smarty
15 7 (5.00%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.00%) Open Source
2 8 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.00%) Taxonomies
4 3 (2.14%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.14%) FMCG
4 3 (2.14%) New Media
4 3 (2.14%) Clustering
5 2 (1.43%) Online Gambling
5 2 (1.43%) Social Network
6 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 83 (59.29%) Linux
2 42 (30.00%) CentOS
3 23 (16.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (15.00%) Debian
5 20 (14.29%) UNIX
6 13 (9.29%) Ubuntu
7 7 (5.00%) Windows
8 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.14%) SmartOS
8 3 (2.14%) Solaris
9 2 (1.43%) SUSE
9 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.71%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (52.14%) DevOps
2 46 (32.86%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (20.71%) TDD
5 26 (18.57%) Scrum
6 23 (16.43%) BDD
7 20 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 19 (13.57%) OO
9 18 (12.86%) OOP
10 16 (11.43%) Kanban
11 15 (10.71%) Configuration Management
12 13 (9.29%) MVC
13 12 (8.57%) Software Engineering
14 9 (6.43%) Migration
15 8 (5.71%) Automated Testing
15 8 (5.71%) Performance Testing
16 7 (5.00%) Data Migration
16 7 (5.00%) OO PHP
16 7 (5.00%) Build Automation
16 7 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (42.86%) PHP
2 59 (42.14%) Ruby
3 45 (32.14%) Python
4 41 (29.29%) JavaScript
5 31 (22.14%) Perl
6 29 (20.71%) Java
6 29 (20.71%) Bash Shell
7 10 (7.14%) PHP5
7 10 (7.14%) Scala
8 6 (4.29%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.86%) SQL
10 3 (2.14%) Golang
11 2 (1.43%) C#
12 1 (0.71%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (2.14%) Degree
2 1 (0.71%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 14 (10.00%) Varnish
2 9 (6.43%) KVM
3 6 (4.29%) Xen
4 4 (2.86%) vCloud
5 3 (2.14%) Docker
5 3 (2.14%) NFS
6 2 (1.43%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 80 (57.14%) Puppet
2 68 (48.57%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (22.14%) Nagios
3 31 (22.14%) Salt
4 23 (16.43%) ZABBIX
5 19 (13.57%) Cacti
6 6 (4.29%) collectd
6 6 (4.29%) logstash
6 6 (4.29%) HAProxy
7 5 (3.57%) Vagrant
7 5 (3.57%) StatsD
8 3 (2.14%) Munin
8 3 (2.14%) Ansible
9 1 (0.71%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.71%) Opsview
Vendors
1 34 (24.29%) Red Hat
2 13 (9.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.71%) Oracle
3 8 (5.71%) Yahoo!
4 7 (5.00%) VMware
5 6 (4.29%) SaltStack
6 4 (2.86%) Percona
6 4 (2.86%) New Relic
7 3 (2.14%) Zend
7 3 (2.14%) JBoss
8 2 (1.43%) SAP
8 2 (1.43%) Citrix
8 2 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.43%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.71%) RightScale
9 1 (0.71%) Akamai
9 1 (0.71%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.71%) Cisco
9 1 (0.71%) HP
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