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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 555 524 526
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +2
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 58 68 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.063%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.28% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 47 20
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £308 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £388 £295
% change year-on-year
-8.06% +31.35%
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
24953 23879 23168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.69% 45.12% 47.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14638 13358 12319
Average daily rate £388 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
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 £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1030 1236
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £10.95 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 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 3 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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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 -40 54 £438 +2.94% 28
London -21 37 £450 +5.88% 20
City of London -5 6 £513 +5.12% 3
South East -11 6 £363 +3.57% 2
East of England +2 4 £575 +48.38% 2
Cambridgeshire -1 4 £575 +48.38% 2
Hampshire - 4 £363 -
South West -6 3 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Andover - 3 £356 -
Bristol - 3 £325 - 1
Leeds - 3 - -
Cambridge -7 2 - - 1
Wales - 2 £550 -
Buckinghamshire 0 1 £400 +14.28%
Milton Keynes 0 1 £400 +14.28%
Slough - 1 £240 -
Swansea - 1 £550 -
Berkshire - 1 £240 -
West Wales - 1 £550 -

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 81 (73.64%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (48.18%) Linux
2 53 (48.18%) DevOps
3 48 (43.64%) Puppet
4 41 (37.27%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (35.45%) Ruby
6 35 (31.82%) Python
7 31 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (28.18%) OpenStack
8 28 (25.45%) MySQL
8 28 (25.45%) Configuration Management
9 24 (21.82%) Bash Shell
10 22 (20.00%) Java
10 22 (20.00%) PHP
10 22 (20.00%) Windows
10 22 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 20 (18.18%) Apache
11 20 (18.18%) Web Services
12 18 (16.36%) .NET
12 18 (16.36%) Amazon EC2
13 17 (15.45%) Ansible
14 16 (14.55%) SQL Server
15 15 (13.64%) Migration
16 14 (12.73%) PaaS
16 14 (12.73%) CentOS
16 14 (12.73%) TDD
16 14 (12.73%) Google
17 13 (11.82%) Git (software)
17 13 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (11.82%) Perl

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (28.18%) OpenStack
2 20 (18.18%) Apache
3 10 (9.09%) IIS
4 9 (8.18%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (5.45%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.55%) Confluence
6 5 (4.55%) CMS
6 5 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (3.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (3.64%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.64%) WebLogic
7 4 (3.64%) WordPress
8 2 (1.82%) SAS
8 2 (1.82%) Node.js
8 2 (1.82%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.91%) nginx
9 1 (0.91%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.91%) JBoss
9 1 (0.91%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.91%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 81 (73.64%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (16.36%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (12.73%) PaaS
5 11 (10.00%) SaaS
6 9 (8.18%) IaaS
7 7 (6.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (6.36%) Rackspace Cloud
8 6 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.82%) Office 365
9 2 (1.82%) Joyent
9 2 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.82%) Heroku
10 1 (0.91%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.91%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.91%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.18%) DNS
2 6 (5.45%) VPN
2 6 (5.45%) Internet
3 4 (3.64%) Firewall
3 4 (3.64%) SMS
3 4 (3.64%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.73%) WAN
4 3 (2.73%) DHCP
4 3 (2.73%) LAN
4 3 (2.73%) SAN
5 2 (1.82%) SSL
5 2 (1.82%) IPsec
5 2 (1.82%) BIG-IP
5 2 (1.82%) RTSP
5 2 (1.82%) VoIP
5 2 (1.82%) SNMP
5 2 (1.82%) MPLS
5 2 (1.82%) EIGRP
5 2 (1.82%) Multicast
6 1 (0.91%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (25.45%) MySQL
2 16 (14.55%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.27%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (7.27%) MongoDB
4 7 (6.36%) Hadoop
4 7 (6.36%) NoSQL
5 6 (5.45%) Big Data
6 5 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.64%) CouchDB
7 4 (3.64%) Riak
8 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.82%) PowerCenter
9 2 (1.82%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (1.82%) Redis
9 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.91%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.91%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 13 (11.82%) Git (software)
2 12 (10.91%) Jenkins
3 8 (7.27%) Subversion
4 7 (6.36%) RSpec
5 6 (5.45%) Hudson
6 5 (4.55%) TeamCity
6 5 (4.55%) Jasmine
6 5 (4.55%) JIRA
7 3 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.73%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.82%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.91%) FishEye
9 1 (0.91%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.91%) NUnit
9 1 (0.91%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.91%) Selenium
9 1 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (5.45%) Publishing
2 5 (4.55%) Marketing
3 3 (2.73%) Finance
4 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.82%) Banking
5 1 (0.91%) German Language
5 1 (0.91%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.91%) Law
5 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.91%) Advertising
5 1 (0.91%) Games
5 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.91%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (20.91%) Architect
3 15 (13.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 13 (11.82%) Developer
4 13 (11.82%) Infrastructure Architect
5 9 (8.18%) Administrator
6 8 (7.27%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (6.36%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 6 (5.45%) Linux Administrator
8 6 (5.45%) Enterprise Architect
9 5 (4.55%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.64%) Security Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.64%) Applications Support
10 4 (3.64%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
10 4 (3.64%) DevOps Architect
10 4 (3.64%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
11 3 (2.73%) Cloud Engineer
11 3 (2.73%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.18%) Web Services
2 18 (16.36%) .NET
3 10 (9.09%) HTML
3 10 (9.09%) LAMP
3 10 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (4.55%) J2EE
5 4 (3.64%) SOAP
5 4 (3.64%) JSF
5 4 (3.64%) HTML5
6 3 (2.73%) RESTful
6 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.82%) CSS
7 2 (1.82%) Apache Flex
7 2 (1.82%) Sensu
7 2 (1.82%) REST
8 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (0.91%) MCollective
8 1 (0.91%) Apache Camel
8 1 (0.91%) OSGi
8 1 (0.91%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.36%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.45%) Public Cloud
2 6 (5.45%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.64%) Social Media
5 3 (2.73%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.73%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.82%) BBC
6 2 (1.82%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.82%) Statistics
6 2 (1.82%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.82%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.91%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.91%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.91%) DataPower
7 1 (0.91%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 53 (48.18%) Linux
2 22 (20.00%) Windows
3 14 (12.73%) CentOS
4 12 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (8.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (5.45%) Debian
7 6 (5.45%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.73%) Fedora
9 2 (1.82%) UNIX
10 1 (0.91%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.91%) Android
10 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.91%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (48.18%) DevOps
2 31 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (25.45%) Configuration Management
4 15 (13.64%) Migration
5 14 (12.73%) TDD
6 13 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (10.91%) Open Source
8 11 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 11 (10.00%) ITIL
9 10 (9.09%) BDD
10 9 (8.18%) OO
10 9 (8.18%) Scrum
11 8 (7.27%) SOA
12 7 (6.36%) Information Security
12 7 (6.36%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (6.36%) MVC
12 7 (6.36%) Software Engineering
12 7 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (6.36%) Load Balancing
13 6 (5.45%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 39 (35.45%) Ruby
2 35 (31.82%) Python
3 24 (21.82%) Bash Shell
4 22 (20.00%) Java
4 22 (20.00%) PHP
5 13 (11.82%) Perl
6 12 (10.91%) SQL
7 10 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 7 (6.36%) C#
8 7 (6.36%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.55%) Scala
10 3 (2.73%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.82%) Go
11 2 (1.82%) C++
11 2 (1.82%) C
12 1 (0.91%) VB
12 1 (0.91%) RubyMotion
12 1 (0.91%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 10 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (7.27%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.36%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.55%) CCNA
4 5 (4.55%) Degree
5 4 (3.64%) CISSP
5 4 (3.64%) CISM
5 4 (3.64%) CCSA
5 4 (3.64%) JNCIA
6 3 (2.73%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.55%) Docker
4 1 (0.91%) Xen
4 1 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.91%) XenApp
4 1 (0.91%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.91%) KVM
Systems Management
1 48 (43.64%) Puppet
2 41 (37.27%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (15.45%) Ansible
4 10 (9.09%) Salt
5 7 (6.36%) Vagrant
6 6 (5.45%) ZABBIX
6 6 (5.45%) Nagios
7 4 (3.64%) Cacti
7 4 (3.64%) logstash
8 3 (2.73%) Mesos
9 2 (1.82%) SCOM
9 2 (1.82%) yum
10 1 (0.91%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.91%) WSUS
10 1 (0.91%) SCCM
10 1 (0.91%) Graphite
10 1 (0.91%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 14 (12.73%) Google
2 12 (10.91%) VMware
2 12 (10.91%) Red Hat
2 12 (10.91%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.27%) Oracle
4 7 (6.36%) Cisco
5 5 (4.55%) Sitecore
6 4 (3.64%) Facebook
6 4 (3.64%) Twitter
7 3 (2.73%) SaltStack
7 3 (2.73%) AppDynamics
7 3 (2.73%) IBM
7 3 (2.73%) Teradata
7 3 (2.73%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.82%) BMC
8 2 (1.82%) Informatica
8 2 (1.82%) EMC
8 2 (1.82%) F5
9 1 (0.91%) Splunk
9 1 (0.91%) Veeam
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