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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 585 601 549
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -52
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 76 61 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.24% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 47 56
Median daily rate £500 £450 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £328 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £560 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £488
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -17.94%
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
24661 25780 25444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.24% 44.11% 45.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15068 15227 14158
Median daily rate £409 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 846 1114 1084
Median hourly rate £19.61 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.64 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 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 +19 76 £500 +11.11% 20
London +7 42 £550 +22.22% 10
East Midlands - 12 £400 -
Lincolnshire - 9 £400 -
Lincoln - 8 £400 -
City of London +34 7 £550 +4.76% 6
South East +19 7 £463 +22.51% 1
North West +21 5 £450 -
North East -23 4 £300 -36.84% 1
Tyne and Wear -26 4 £300 -36.84% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 4 £300 -36.84% 1
Manchester - 4 £400 -
West Midlands - 4 £465 -
West Yorkshire +7 2 £425 -10.52% 2
Leeds +2 2 £425 -10.52% 2
Hampshire -1 2 £425 +14.86%
Yorkshire -3 2 £425 -10.52% 4
Birmingham - 2 £465 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 £425 -
South West +10 1 - - 3
Telford - 1 - -
Worthing - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -
Eastbourne - 1 £500 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £425 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £500 -

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 139 (90.85%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (66.67%) DevOps
3 88 (57.52%) Linux
4 86 (56.21%) Opscode Chef
5 82 (53.59%) Puppet
6 68 (44.44%) Ruby
7 63 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 62 (40.52%) Ansible
9 57 (37.25%) Python
10 49 (32.03%) Configuration Management
11 47 (30.72%) Web Services
12 44 (28.76%) Agile Software Development
13 42 (27.45%) Java
14 36 (23.53%) Windows
14 36 (23.53%) Bash Shell
15 34 (22.22%) OpenStack
16 33 (21.57%) Jenkins
17 32 (20.92%) Open Source
17 32 (20.92%) Perl
18 31 (20.26%) MySQL
19 30 (19.61%) VMware
20 28 (18.30%) Continuous Integration
21 27 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
22 26 (16.99%) Vagrant
22 26 (16.99%) Docker
23 25 (16.34%) Git (software)
23 25 (16.34%) Migration
23 25 (16.34%) PHP
24 23 (15.03%) Amazon EC2
25 21 (13.73%) Google

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 34 (22.22%) OpenStack
2 17 (11.11%) Apache
3 15 (9.80%) Tomcat
4 10 (6.54%) nginx
5 8 (5.23%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.61%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.61%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.96%) IIS
7 3 (1.96%) JBoss
8 2 (1.31%) Confluence
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.65%) CMS
9 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.65%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.65%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.31%) MS Project
2 1 (0.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.65%) Magento
2 1 (0.65%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 139 (90.85%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (15.03%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (10.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (10.46%) IaaS
5 13 (8.50%) Google App Engine
6 12 (7.84%) DigitalOcean
7 11 (7.19%) Amazon S3
7 11 (7.19%) Rackspace Cloud
8 9 (5.88%) PaaS
9 8 (5.23%) SaaS
10 7 (4.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 7 (4.58%) Route 53
11 3 (1.96%) GitHub
12 2 (1.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (1.31%) Datadog
12 2 (1.31%) Google Analytics
12 2 (1.31%) Heroku
12 2 (1.31%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.84%) SSL
2 11 (7.19%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.54%) HTTP
3 10 (6.54%) Internet
4 8 (5.23%) Firewall
4 8 (5.23%) NetScaler
5 7 (4.58%) DNS
6 5 (3.27%) VPN
7 4 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.96%) DHCP
9 2 (1.31%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.31%) SAN
10 1 (0.65%) AMQP
10 1 (0.65%) Asterisk PBX
10 1 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.65%) Intranet
10 1 (0.65%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.65%) NAS
10 1 (0.65%) Network Security
10 1 (0.65%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.26%) MySQL
2 14 (9.15%) MongoDB
2 14 (9.15%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (4.58%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (4.58%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.27%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.61%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.96%) HBase
6 3 (1.96%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.31%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.31%) Big Data
7 2 (1.31%) DataStage
7 2 (1.31%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (1.31%) MarkLogic
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.65%) Impala
8 1 (0.65%) Power BI
8 1 (0.65%) Redis
8 1 (0.65%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 33 (21.57%) Jenkins
2 26 (16.99%) Vagrant
3 25 (16.34%) Git (software)
4 20 (13.07%) TeamCity
5 13 (8.50%) Subversion
6 12 (7.84%) Travis CI
7 7 (4.58%) Jasmine
8 4 (2.61%) GitLab
8 4 (2.61%) RSpec
9 3 (1.96%) Ant
9 3 (1.96%) JIRA
9 3 (1.96%) JUnit
9 3 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.31%) Burp Suite
10 2 (1.31%) Maven
10 2 (1.31%) MSBuild
10 2 (1.31%) Sinon.JS
11 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.65%) Mockito
11 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (5.23%) Retail
2 7 (4.58%) Legal
3 5 (3.27%) Finance
4 4 (2.61%) Advertising
4 4 (2.61%) Marketing
5 3 (1.96%) Law
5 3 (1.96%) Publishing
5 3 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.31%) Electronics
6 2 (1.31%) Games
6 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 54 (35.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (18.30%) Architect
3 19 (12.42%) AWS DevOps
4 18 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
5 16 (10.46%) AWS Engineer
6 13 (8.50%) Developer
7 12 (7.84%) Administrator
7 12 (7.84%) AWS Architect
7 12 (7.84%) Cloud Architect
7 12 (7.84%) Technical Architect
8 10 (6.54%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (5.88%) Digital Architect
9 9 (5.88%) Digital Technical Architect
10 8 (5.23%) Consultant
11 7 (4.58%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 7 (4.58%) Ruby Developer
12 6 (3.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 6 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
12 6 (3.92%) Migration Architect
13 5 (3.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (30.72%) Web Services
2 10 (6.54%) LEMP Stack
2 10 (6.54%) Ruby on Rails
3 9 (5.88%) ELK Stack
4 8 (5.23%) LAMP
5 6 (3.92%) HTML
6 4 (2.61%) REST
7 3 (1.96%) .NET
7 3 (1.96%) CSS
7 3 (1.96%) RESTful
8 2 (1.31%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.31%) Django
8 2 (1.31%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.31%) HTML5
8 2 (1.31%) J2EE
8 2 (1.31%) JDBC
8 2 (1.31%) JSON
8 2 (1.31%) Play Framework
8 2 (1.31%) Spring
8 2 (1.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.76%) Public Cloud
2 14 (9.15%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.92%) Private Cloud
5 5 (3.27%) Blog
5 5 (3.27%) CESG
5 5 (3.27%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.96%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.31%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.31%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.31%) Fintech
9 1 (0.65%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.65%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.65%) FMCG
9 1 (0.65%) iSeries
9 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.65%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 88 (57.52%) Linux
2 36 (23.53%) Windows
3 18 (11.76%) CentOS
3 18 (11.76%) Windows Server
4 17 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (8.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (8.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (7.19%) Ubuntu
6 11 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.23%) Unix
8 5 (3.27%) Solaris
9 2 (1.31%) Debian
9 2 (1.31%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.65%) Android
10 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.65%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.65%) Fedora
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.65%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (66.67%) DevOps
2 49 (32.03%) Configuration Management
3 44 (28.76%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (20.92%) Open Source
5 28 (18.30%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (16.34%) Migration
7 18 (11.76%) Web Operations
8 12 (7.84%) ITIL
9 10 (6.54%) Scrum
9 10 (6.54%) TDD
10 9 (5.88%) ETL
11 8 (5.23%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (5.23%) CRM
11 8 (5.23%) MVC
11 8 (5.23%) OO
11 8 (5.23%) Process Architecture
11 8 (5.23%) Project Management
12 7 (4.58%) Load Balancing
12 7 (4.58%) Regression Testing
12 7 (4.58%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 68 (44.44%) Ruby
2 57 (37.25%) Python
3 42 (27.45%) Java
4 36 (23.53%) Bash Shell
5 32 (20.92%) Perl
6 25 (16.34%) PHP
7 19 (12.42%) JavaScript
8 15 (9.80%) PowerShell
9 14 (9.15%) SQL
10 5 (3.27%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.61%) Go
12 3 (1.96%) C#
12 3 (1.96%) RubyMotion
13 2 (1.31%) AWK
13 2 (1.31%) C++
13 2 (1.31%) Jython
13 2 (1.31%) Korn
13 2 (1.31%) Scala
13 2 (1.31%) sed
14 1 (0.65%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 12 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.88%) Degree
3 8 (5.23%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.27%) MCSD
6 2 (1.31%) CISSP
7 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.65%) CCNA
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.65%) MCSE
7 1 (0.65%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.23%) QA
2 4 (2.61%) COBIT
3 2 (1.31%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.31%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (16.99%) Docker
3 17 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 15 (9.80%) Hyper-V
5 14 (9.15%) vSphere
6 10 (6.54%) XenDesktop
7 9 (5.88%) XenServer
8 4 (2.61%) KVM
9 3 (1.96%) oVirt
10 2 (1.31%) HDFS
10 2 (1.31%) Postfix
10 2 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.31%) VirtualBox
10 2 (1.31%) Xen
11 1 (0.65%) NFS
11 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.65%) qmail
11 1 (0.65%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.65%) Varnish
11 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 86 (56.21%) Opscode Chef
2 82 (53.59%) Puppet
3 62 (40.52%) Ansible
4 16 (10.46%) Salt
5 11 (7.19%) Nagios
6 8 (5.23%) Grafana
6 8 (5.23%) Kibana
6 8 (5.23%) logstash
7 6 (3.92%) Kubernetes
7 6 (3.92%) Terraform
8 5 (3.27%) Pingdom
8 5 (3.27%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.96%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.96%) yum
10 2 (1.31%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.31%) Cacti
10 2 (1.31%) OpenNMS
10 2 (1.31%) Packer
10 2 (1.31%) Zenoss
11 1 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (19.61%) VMware
2 21 (13.73%) Google
3 20 (13.07%) Red Hat
4 19 (12.42%) SaltStack
5 18 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 13 (8.50%) Citrix
7 8 (5.23%) IBM
7 8 (5.23%) Splunk
8 7 (4.58%) Zend
9 6 (3.92%) New Relic
10 5 (3.27%) Dell
10 5 (3.27%) hybris
10 5 (3.27%) Oracle
11 4 (2.61%) AppDynamics
11 4 (2.61%) Cisco
12 3 (1.96%) Barracuda Networks
12 3 (1.96%) F5
12 3 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (1.31%) SAP
14 1 (0.65%) Symantec