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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 565 548 543
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 55 63 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.12% 0.070%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.26% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 45 26
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£425 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £605 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £388 £320
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +21.09%
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
24887 24619 23745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.77% 45.05% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14650 13583 12848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1070 1201
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015.

Rackspace Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Rackspace
Top 21 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 31 July 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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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 -33 51 £425 -10.52% 15
London -8 36 £445 -2.41% 10
City of London -9 6 £483 -5.80% 3
Cambridgeshire +5 5 £575 +48.38%
East of England +4 5 £575 +48.38%
South East -8 5 £370 +5.71% 1
Hampshire - 4 £363 -
Andover - 3 £356 -
Cambridge -6 2 - -
South West -9 2 £325 -34.01% 2
Wales - 2 £550 -
Bristol - 2 £325 - 1
Buckinghamshire 0 1 £400 +14.28%
Milton Keynes -6 1 £400 +14.28%
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 £550 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 2
Swansea - 1 £550 -

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 75 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (48.57%) Linux
3 49 (46.67%) DevOps
4 43 (40.95%) Puppet
5 40 (38.10%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (35.24%) Ruby
7 31 (29.52%) OpenStack
7 31 (29.52%) Python
8 28 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (25.71%) MySQL
10 26 (24.76%) Configuration Management
11 25 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
12 23 (21.90%) PHP
13 21 (20.00%) Java
14 20 (19.05%) .NET
14 20 (19.05%) Windows
14 20 (19.05%) Bash Shell
15 19 (18.10%) Google
15 19 (18.10%) Apache
16 18 (17.14%) Amazon EC2
17 17 (16.19%) Web Services
17 17 (16.19%) SQL Server
18 16 (15.24%) Migration
18 16 (15.24%) Git (software)
18 16 (15.24%) Ansible
19 15 (14.29%) CentOS
20 14 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 14 (13.33%) Open Source
20 14 (13.33%) VMware
20 14 (13.33%) Microsoft

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 31 (29.52%) OpenStack
2 19 (18.10%) Apache
3 9 (8.57%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (6.67%) Tomcat
5 6 (5.71%) IIS
5 6 (5.71%) CMS
5 6 (5.71%) Confluence
5 6 (5.71%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (4.76%) WebLogic
7 4 (3.81%) WordPress
7 4 (3.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (3.81%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.86%) SAS
9 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.95%) JBoss
10 1 (0.95%) Node.js
10 1 (0.95%) nginx
10 1 (0.95%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 75 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (17.14%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (11.43%) PaaS
5 10 (9.52%) IaaS
5 10 (9.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (7.62%) Rackspace Cloud
6 8 (7.62%) SaaS
7 5 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.90%) Heroku
8 2 (1.90%) Office 365
8 2 (1.90%) Joyent
8 2 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.95%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.95%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.95%) GitHub
9 1 (0.95%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.62%) DNS
2 7 (6.67%) VPN
3 6 (5.71%) Internet
4 4 (3.81%) SMS
5 3 (2.86%) VoIP
5 3 (2.86%) WAN
5 3 (2.86%) LAN
5 3 (2.86%) SNMP
5 3 (2.86%) MPLS
5 3 (2.86%) EIGRP
5 3 (2.86%) IPsec
5 3 (2.86%) BIG-IP
5 3 (2.86%) RTSP
5 3 (2.86%) Multicast
6 2 (1.90%) Firewall
6 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.90%) DHCP
6 2 (1.90%) SSL
6 2 (1.90%) SAN
7 1 (0.95%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.71%) MySQL
2 17 (16.19%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.62%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.71%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.71%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.81%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.81%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.81%) Big Data
6 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.86%) CouchDB
6 3 (2.86%) Riak
6 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.86%) PowerCenter
6 3 (2.86%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (1.90%) Redis
8 1 (0.95%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.95%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 16 (15.24%) Git (software)
2 13 (12.38%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.67%) RSpec
3 7 (6.67%) Subversion
4 6 (5.71%) JIRA
4 6 (5.71%) TeamCity
5 5 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (4.76%) Jasmine
6 4 (3.81%) Hudson
7 2 (1.90%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.95%) FishEye
8 1 (0.95%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.95%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.95%) Selenium
8 1 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (5.71%) Publishing
2 3 (2.86%) Banking
2 3 (2.86%) Marketing
3 2 (1.90%) Finance
4 1 (0.95%) Law
4 1 (0.95%) Advertising
4 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.95%) German Language
4 1 (0.95%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 30 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (20.00%) Architect
3 14 (13.33%) Developer
3 14 (13.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 11 (10.48%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (7.62%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (7.62%) Administrator
6 7 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.76%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.81%) Applications Support
9 4 (3.81%) Security Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.81%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Ruby Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Enterprise Architect
10 3 (2.86%) NOC Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.05%) .NET
2 17 (16.19%) Web Services
3 10 (9.52%) HTML
3 10 (9.52%) Ruby on Rails
4 8 (7.62%) LAMP
5 5 (4.76%) J2EE
5 5 (4.76%) HTML5
6 4 (3.81%) JSF
6 4 (3.81%) RESTful
7 3 (2.86%) 802.1X
8 2 (1.90%) Sensu
8 2 (1.90%) JSON
8 2 (1.90%) Apache Flex
8 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.90%) CSS
8 2 (1.90%) SOAP
9 1 (0.95%) Middleware
9 1 (0.95%) JSP
9 1 (0.95%) WCF
9 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 7 (6.67%) Public Cloud
2 6 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.81%) Social Media
4 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.86%) BBC
5 3 (2.86%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.90%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.90%) Statistics
6 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.95%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.95%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.95%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (48.57%) Linux
2 20 (19.05%) Windows
3 15 (14.29%) CentOS
4 14 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (6.67%) Debian
7 7 (6.67%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.81%) UNIX
9 3 (2.86%) Fedora
10 1 (0.95%) Android
10 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (46.67%) DevOps
2 28 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (24.76%) Configuration Management
4 16 (15.24%) Migration
5 14 (13.33%) Open Source
6 12 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (11.43%) TDD
7 11 (10.48%) E-Commerce
8 9 (8.57%) ITIL
8 9 (8.57%) BDD
9 8 (7.62%) OO
9 8 (7.62%) SOA
10 7 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (6.67%) MVC
10 7 (6.67%) Load Balancing
10 7 (6.67%) Scrum
10 7 (6.67%) Information Security
11 6 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (5.71%) Analytics
11 6 (5.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 37 (35.24%) Ruby
2 31 (29.52%) Python
3 23 (21.90%) PHP
4 21 (20.00%) Java
5 20 (19.05%) Bash Shell
6 10 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 10 (9.52%) Perl
7 9 (8.57%) SQL
8 8 (7.62%) PowerShell
9 7 (6.67%) C#
10 4 (3.81%) Scala
11 3 (2.86%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.90%) VB
12 2 (1.90%) C++
12 2 (1.90%) Go
13 1 (0.95%) RubyMotion
13 1 (0.95%) C
13 1 (0.95%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 10 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (7.62%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.67%) Degree
3 7 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.81%) CCNA
4 4 (3.81%) CISSP
4 4 (3.81%) CISM
4 4 (3.81%) CCSA
4 4 (3.81%) JNCIA
5 3 (2.86%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 10 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.62%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.67%) Docker
4 1 (0.95%) Xen
4 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.95%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.95%) KVM
Systems Management
1 43 (40.95%) Puppet
2 40 (38.10%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (15.24%) Ansible
4 10 (9.52%) Salt
5 9 (8.57%) Vagrant
6 4 (3.81%) ZABBIX
6 4 (3.81%) Nagios
7 3 (2.86%) Cacti
7 3 (2.86%) logstash
8 2 (1.90%) Mesos
8 2 (1.90%) yum
9 1 (0.95%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.95%) WSUS
9 1 (0.95%) SCCM
9 1 (0.95%) SCOM
9 1 (0.95%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 19 (18.10%) Google
2 14 (13.33%) VMware
2 14 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (11.43%) Red Hat
4 8 (7.62%) Oracle
5 7 (6.67%) Cisco
6 6 (5.71%) Sitecore
7 5 (4.76%) Atlassian
7 5 (4.76%) AppDynamics
8 4 (3.81%) Facebook
8 4 (3.81%) Twitter
9 3 (2.86%) SaltStack
9 3 (2.86%) Teradata
9 3 (2.86%) F5
9 3 (2.86%) Informatica
10 2 (1.90%) IBM
10 2 (1.90%) EMC
10 2 (1.90%) BMC
11 1 (0.95%) NetApp
11 1 (0.95%) Apple
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