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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 517 523 520
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 55 51 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.042%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.22% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 40 17
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£463 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.68% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £263 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £525 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.58% +10.71%
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
23541 23256 21328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.64% 45.69% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13531 12682 11169
Average daily rate £400 £388 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £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 952 989 1280
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 26 February 2015.

Rackspace Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Rackspace
Top 27 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 26 February 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 0 55 £463 +15.68% 33
London +4 41 £451 +6.00% 19
City of London +21 6 £415 +97.61% 4
West Yorkshire - 6 - - 2
Yorkshire - 6 - - 2
Leeds - 6 - - 2
South East -23 3 £650 +103.12% 3
East of England +9 2 - - 3
South West - 2 £350 - 5
Berkshire - 2 £650 - 1
West Midlands -4 1 - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Warwick - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bicester - - - -
Bristol - - - - 4
Cambridge - - - - 2
Croydon - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 83 (69.17%) Puppet
2 81 (67.50%) DevOps
3 70 (58.33%) Opscode Chef
4 67 (55.83%) MySQL
5 65 (54.17%) Linux
6 57 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (44.17%) Python
8 52 (43.33%) PHP
9 51 (42.50%) Continuous Integration
10 49 (40.83%) Ruby
11 48 (40.00%) MongoDB
12 46 (38.33%) Web Services
13 40 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
14 38 (31.67%) Apache
15 36 (30.00%) Configuration Management
15 36 (30.00%) TDD
16 35 (29.17%) Bash Shell
17 34 (28.33%) LAMP
18 32 (26.67%) Perl
19 31 (25.83%) Scrum
20 29 (24.17%) Jenkins
21 28 (23.33%) BDD
21 28 (23.33%) Salt
22 27 (22.50%) Amazon EC2
23 26 (21.67%) Open Source
23 26 (21.67%) Ansible
24 25 (20.83%) OpenStack
24 25 (20.83%) Git (software)
24 25 (20.83%) Java
24 25 (20.83%) Red Hat

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 38 (31.67%) Apache
2 25 (20.83%) OpenStack
3 21 (17.50%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (12.50%) Drupal
5 14 (11.67%) Apache Solr
6 10 (8.33%) nginx
7 6 (5.00%) IIS
8 4 (3.33%) Node.js
9 3 (2.50%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.83%) CMS
10 1 (0.83%) JBoss
10 1 (0.83%) WordPress
10 1 (0.83%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (22.50%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (14.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (10.00%) Joyent
5 7 (5.83%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (5.00%) PaaS
7 5 (4.17%) SaaS
8 4 (3.33%) Heroku
8 4 (3.33%) Rackspace Cloud
9 3 (2.50%) Google App Engine
9 3 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (2.50%) GitHub
10 2 (1.67%) Office 365
11 1 (0.83%) IaaS
11 1 (0.83%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.17%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.67%) HTTP
2 8 (6.67%) SSL
3 5 (4.17%) DNS
4 3 (2.50%) Firewall
4 3 (2.50%) VPN
4 3 (2.50%) WAN
5 2 (1.67%) DHCP
5 2 (1.67%) LAN
5 2 (1.67%) MPLS
5 2 (1.67%) IPsec
5 2 (1.67%) BIG-IP
5 2 (1.67%) MRTG
6 1 (0.83%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.83%) Multicast
6 1 (0.83%) Wireless
6 1 (0.83%) RTSP
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (0.83%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.83%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (55.83%) MySQL
2 48 (40.00%) MongoDB
3 24 (20.00%) NoSQL
4 22 (18.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 20 (16.67%) Hadoop
6 19 (15.83%) Big Data
7 17 (14.17%) Riak
7 17 (14.17%) CouchDB
8 14 (11.67%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (4.17%) SQL Server
9 5 (4.17%) Redis
10 3 (2.50%) RethinkDB
11 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.67%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.83%) HBase
Development Applications
1 29 (24.17%) Jenkins
2 25 (20.83%) Git (software)
3 24 (20.00%) Subversion
4 20 (16.67%) Hudson
5 12 (10.00%) PHPUnit
6 3 (2.50%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.67%) Maven
7 2 (1.67%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.67%) RSpec
8 1 (0.83%) JIRA
8 1 (0.83%) NUnit
8 1 (0.83%) Juju
General
1 10 (8.33%) Marketing
2 4 (3.33%) Finance
2 4 (3.33%) Advertising
3 3 (2.50%) Publishing
4 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.67%) Electronics
4 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) Games
5 1 (0.83%) Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (19.17%) Architect
2 23 (19.17%) Developer
3 15 (12.50%) DevOps Architect
4 13 (10.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 13 (10.83%) Drupal Developer
5 6 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
6 5 (4.17%) Software Engineer
6 5 (4.17%) Consultant
6 5 (4.17%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (3.33%) Administrator
8 3 (2.50%) Senior Developer
8 3 (2.50%) Analyst
9 2 (1.67%) Software Developer
9 2 (1.67%) Project Manager
9 2 (1.67%) DBA
9 2 (1.67%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (1.67%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (38.33%) Web Services
2 34 (28.33%) LAMP
3 16 (13.33%) ActiveMQ
4 13 (10.83%) Memcached
5 8 (6.67%) SOAP
6 7 (5.83%) .NET
7 6 (5.00%) HTML
8 5 (4.17%) CSS
8 5 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (4.17%) REST
9 4 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (3.33%) MCollective
10 3 (2.50%) ZeroMQ
10 3 (2.50%) CSS3
10 3 (2.50%) HTML5
11 2 (1.67%) OSGi
11 2 (1.67%) jQuery
11 2 (1.67%) RESTful
11 2 (1.67%) XML
11 2 (1.67%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.67%) Open Source
2 13 (10.83%) Taxonomies
3 5 (4.17%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.67%) DataPower
4 2 (1.67%) DTV
4 2 (1.67%) Clustering
5 1 (0.83%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 65 (54.17%) Linux
2 21 (17.50%) CentOS
3 18 (15.00%) Debian
4 16 (13.33%) UNIX
5 9 (7.50%) Windows
6 7 (5.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.33%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.67%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.83%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (67.50%) DevOps
2 57 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (42.50%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (30.00%) TDD
4 36 (30.00%) Configuration Management
5 31 (25.83%) Scrum
6 28 (23.33%) BDD
7 18 (15.00%) Kanban
8 16 (13.33%) Automated Testing
9 10 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 9 (7.50%) E-Commerce
11 6 (5.00%) ITIL
11 6 (5.00%) Migration
12 4 (3.33%) MVC
12 4 (3.33%) SOA
12 4 (3.33%) Process Architecture
13 3 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (2.50%) Load Balancing
13 3 (2.50%) OO
13 3 (2.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (44.17%) Python
2 52 (43.33%) PHP
3 49 (40.83%) Ruby
4 35 (29.17%) Bash Shell
5 32 (26.67%) Perl
6 25 (20.83%) Java
7 11 (9.17%) SQL
7 11 (9.17%) Scala
8 6 (5.00%) PowerShell
8 6 (5.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.50%) Haskell
9 3 (2.50%) Erlang
9 3 (2.50%) Clojure
9 3 (2.50%) Golang
10 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.67%) C#
11 1 (0.83%) C
11 1 (0.83%) Tcl
11 1 (0.83%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.67%) CCNP
3 1 (0.83%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (11.67%) Varnish
2 8 (6.67%) Docker
3 5 (4.17%) vCloud
4 4 (3.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.50%) vSphere
6 1 (0.83%) KVM
6 1 (0.83%) XenApp
6 1 (0.83%) Samba
6 1 (0.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 83 (69.17%) Puppet
2 70 (58.33%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (23.33%) Salt
4 26 (21.67%) Ansible
5 22 (18.33%) Nagios
6 20 (16.67%) ZABBIX
7 18 (15.00%) Cacti
8 8 (6.67%) Vagrant
9 7 (5.83%) Mesos
10 5 (4.17%) logstash
11 2 (1.67%) Graphite
11 2 (1.67%) Opsview
11 2 (1.67%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.83%) collectd
12 1 (0.83%) StatsD
12 1 (0.83%) Munin
12 1 (0.83%) SCOM
12 1 (0.83%) CFEngine
12 1 (0.83%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 25 (20.83%) Red Hat
2 7 (5.83%) VMware
2 7 (5.83%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.00%) Oracle
4 4 (3.33%) Cisco
4 4 (3.33%) IBM
4 4 (3.33%) Google
4 4 (3.33%) SaltStack
5 3 (2.50%) DigitalOcean
6 2 (1.67%) Zend
6 2 (1.67%) SAP
6 2 (1.67%) Intel
6 2 (1.67%) Teradata
7 1 (0.83%) Citrix
7 1 (0.83%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.83%) F5
7 1 (0.83%) Splunk
7 1 (0.83%) DataCash
7 1 (0.83%) Ogone
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