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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 551 589 559
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -30
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 70 55 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.100% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.23% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 47 56
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £330 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £688 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £350 £475
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -26.31%
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
22681 23630 25254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.58% 42.79% 44.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13879 13869 14919
Median daily rate £420 £400 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 868 981 1214
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.26 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 8 December 2016.

Rackspace Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Rackspace
Top 26 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 8 December 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 68 £500 +11.11% 14
London -4 36 £488 +2.63% 8
West Midlands +4 14 £525 +31.25%
Birmingham - 12 £513 -
South East +39 11 £225 -31.81% 2
Hampshire - 8 £225 -
Southampton - 8 £225 -
City of London -4 7 £513 +36.66%
Greenford - 7 £413 -
West Yorkshire +23 3 £410 - 1
Leeds +16 3 £410 - 1
Yorkshire +15 3 £410 +2.50% 1
North West - 2 - - 1
Berkshire +12 1 £420 +23.52%
Surrey +7 1 - -
East Midlands -8 1 - -
East of England - 1 £420 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £501 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £420 - 1
Staines - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £420 -
Peterborough - 1 £420 - 1
Nottingham - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Crawley - 1 £501 -

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 100 (74.63%) DevOps
2 94 (70.15%) Amazon AWS
3 84 (62.69%) Linux
4 75 (55.97%) Opscode Chef
5 70 (52.24%) Ruby
6 67 (50.00%) Puppet
7 66 (49.25%) Python
8 57 (42.54%) Web Services
9 50 (37.31%) Ansible
10 48 (35.82%) Configuration Management
11 46 (34.33%) Microsoft Azure
12 45 (33.58%) MySQL
13 44 (32.84%) PHP
13 44 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
14 42 (31.34%) Jenkins
15 41 (30.60%) Git (software)
16 36 (26.87%) Subversion
17 34 (25.37%) Open Source
17 34 (25.37%) Continuous Integration
18 32 (23.88%) MongoDB
18 32 (23.88%) Salt
19 30 (22.39%) Java
19 30 (22.39%) PostgreSQL
20 29 (21.64%) SSL
21 28 (20.90%) HTTP
22 27 (20.15%) TCP/IP
23 25 (18.66%) Bash Shell
24 24 (17.91%) Vagrant
25 22 (16.42%) OpenStack
25 22 (16.42%) Windows

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 22 (16.42%) OpenStack
2 21 (15.67%) nginx
3 18 (13.43%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (10.45%) Apache
5 13 (9.70%) IIS
6 11 (8.21%) CMS
6 11 (8.21%) WordPress
7 10 (7.46%) Joomla!
7 10 (7.46%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.24%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.75%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.75%) Confluence
10 1 (0.75%) Jetty
10 1 (0.75%) Mongrel
10 1 (0.75%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.49%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 94 (70.15%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (34.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (11.94%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (10.45%) IaaS
5 13 (9.70%) DigitalOcean
5 13 (9.70%) Route 53
6 12 (8.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 12 (8.96%) Amazon S3
7 11 (8.21%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (4.48%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (4.48%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (4.48%) Rackspace Cloud
9 5 (3.73%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (3.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (2.99%) GitHub
11 3 (2.24%) Google App Engine
11 3 (2.24%) PaaS
11 3 (2.24%) SaaS
12 2 (1.49%) Google Analytics
12 2 (1.49%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 29 (21.64%) SSL
2 28 (20.90%) HTTP
3 27 (20.15%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.46%) DNS
4 10 (7.46%) Intranet
5 7 (5.22%) VPN
6 4 (2.99%) Firewall
7 2 (1.49%) DHCP
7 2 (1.49%) Internet
7 2 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.49%) VLAN
8 1 (0.75%) AMQP
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.75%) LAN
8 1 (0.75%) MPLS
8 1 (0.75%) MQTT
8 1 (0.75%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.75%) SAN
8 1 (0.75%) VoIP
8 1 (0.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (33.58%) MySQL
2 32 (23.88%) MongoDB
3 30 (22.39%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (9.70%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (4.48%) Hadoop
5 6 (4.48%) SQL Server
6 5 (3.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.99%) HBase
7 4 (2.99%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.24%) Redis
9 2 (1.49%) DataStage
9 2 (1.49%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (1.49%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.49%) Riak
9 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.75%) Big Data
10 1 (0.75%) Power BI
10 1 (0.75%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 42 (31.34%) Jenkins
2 41 (30.60%) Git (software)
3 36 (26.87%) Subversion
4 24 (17.91%) Vagrant
5 7 (5.22%) NUnit
6 4 (2.99%) GitLab
6 4 (2.99%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.99%) Travis CI
7 2 (1.49%) Grunt
7 2 (1.49%) Maven
8 1 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.75%) GoCD
8 1 (0.75%) Hudson
8 1 (0.75%) JIRA
8 1 (0.75%) MSBuild
General
1 10 (7.46%) Legal
1 10 (7.46%) Marketing
2 6 (4.48%) Finance
3 4 (2.99%) Advertising
3 4 (2.99%) Retail
4 3 (2.24%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.49%) Back Office
5 2 (1.49%) Electronics
5 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (38.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (23.88%) AWS DevOps
3 26 (19.40%) AWS Engineer
4 15 (11.19%) Developer
4 15 (11.19%) Linux Engineer
4 15 (11.19%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 14 (10.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 12 (8.96%) Analyst
7 11 (8.21%) Administrator
8 9 (6.72%) DBA
8 9 (6.72%) SQL DBA
8 9 (6.72%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (6.72%) Web Analyst
8 9 (6.72%) Web Content Analyst
9 8 (5.97%) Architect
9 8 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (5.97%) Senior DevOps
9 8 (5.97%) WebOps Engineer
10 7 (5.22%) Azure DevOps
10 7 (5.22%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (42.54%) Web Services
2 21 (15.67%) LEMP Stack
3 20 (14.93%) ELK Stack
4 8 (5.97%) .NET
5 7 (5.22%) .NET Framework
5 7 (5.22%) ADO
5 7 (5.22%) AngularJS
5 7 (5.22%) ASP.NET
5 7 (5.22%) Dapper ORM
5 7 (5.22%) Entity Framework
5 7 (5.22%) LAMP
6 6 (4.48%) Node.js
6 6 (4.48%) React
7 5 (3.73%) HTML
7 5 (3.73%) Sensu
8 4 (2.99%) HTML5
8 4 (2.99%) LAPP Stack
8 4 (2.99%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (2.24%) CSS
9 3 (2.24%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.18%) Public Cloud
2 10 (7.46%) Driving Licence
2 10 (7.46%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.97%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.97%) Statistics
4 6 (4.48%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.73%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.99%) Replication
7 2 (1.49%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.49%) FMCG
7 2 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.49%) User Experience
8 1 (0.75%) BBC
8 1 (0.75%) Clustering
8 1 (0.75%) Fintech
8 1 (0.75%) iPad
8 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 84 (62.69%) Linux
2 22 (16.42%) Windows
3 17 (12.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (11.19%) CentOS
5 12 (8.96%) Ubuntu
6 7 (5.22%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.99%) Unix
8 2 (1.49%) CoreOS
8 2 (1.49%) SUSE
8 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (74.63%) DevOps
2 48 (35.82%) Configuration Management
3 44 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (25.37%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (25.37%) Open Source
5 18 (13.43%) Regression Testing
6 15 (11.19%) Web Operations
7 14 (10.45%) ITIL
8 13 (9.70%) Process Architecture
9 11 (8.21%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (7.46%) Content Management
11 9 (6.72%) Document Management
11 9 (6.72%) TDD
12 8 (5.97%) Automated Testing
12 8 (5.97%) Coaching
12 8 (5.97%) Content Writing
12 8 (5.97%) Data Protection
13 7 (5.22%) Build Automation
13 7 (5.22%) Load Balancing
13 7 (5.22%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 70 (52.24%) Ruby
2 66 (49.25%) Python
3 44 (32.84%) PHP
4 30 (22.39%) Java
5 25 (18.66%) Bash Shell
6 14 (10.45%) Perl
6 14 (10.45%) SQL
7 9 (6.72%) VB
8 8 (5.97%) C#
9 7 (5.22%) JavaScript
9 7 (5.22%) PowerShell
9 7 (5.22%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.24%) Go
11 2 (1.49%) Jython
11 2 (1.49%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (14.93%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.43%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.94%) Degree
4 5 (3.73%) MCSD
4 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.49%) CCNA
5 2 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.75%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.75%) CCDP
6 1 (0.75%) CCIE
6 1 (0.75%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.46%) SLA
2 8 (5.97%) QA
3 4 (2.99%) COBIT
4 3 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.75%) BS7799
System Software
1 21 (15.67%) Docker
2 11 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.99%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.99%) VirtualBox
4 3 (2.24%) HDFS
4 3 (2.24%) vSphere
4 3 (2.24%) Xen
5 2 (1.49%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 75 (55.97%) Opscode Chef
2 67 (50.00%) Puppet
3 50 (37.31%) Ansible
4 32 (23.88%) Salt
5 20 (14.93%) Terraform
6 18 (13.43%) Kibana
6 18 (13.43%) logstash
7 13 (9.70%) Grafana
8 10 (7.46%) Kubernetes
9 8 (5.97%) Packer
10 6 (4.48%) Nagios
10 6 (4.48%) ZABBIX
11 5 (3.73%) collectd
11 5 (3.73%) StatsD
12 2 (1.49%) NetBackup
12 2 (1.49%) OpenNMS
12 2 (1.49%) Tivoli
12 2 (1.49%) Zenoss
13 1 (0.75%) CFEngine
13 1 (0.75%) Rancher
Vendors
1 17 (12.69%) Red Hat
2 16 (11.94%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.45%) SaltStack
4 13 (9.70%) VMware
4 13 (9.70%) Zend
5 9 (6.72%) Google
6 8 (5.97%) New Relic
6 8 (5.97%) Splunk
7 7 (5.22%) RedGate
8 4 (2.99%) IBM
8 4 (2.99%) Oracle
9 3 (2.24%) AppDynamics
10 2 (1.49%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.49%) hybris
10 2 (1.49%) Intel
10 2 (1.49%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (1.49%) SAP
10 2 (1.49%) Veritas
11 1 (0.75%) Cisco
11 1 (0.75%) OpenText
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Oliver Bernard
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