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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 561 553 568
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 62 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.040% 0.030%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.087% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 17 13
Average daily rate
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£525 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £325 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+53.84% +8.33%
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
26335 24183 26379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.37% 46.52% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15047 13643 13481
Average daily rate £388 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1196 1084 1368
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.80 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -1.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.37 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.05%

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 2 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the UK over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. 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 +10 60 £525 +10.52% 34
London +35 42 £525 +10.52% 23
City of London - 8 £450 - 2
West Midlands - 4 £450 - 1
South East -4 3 - -
South Wales - 2 £300 -
Wales - 2 £300 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 £300 -
Horsham - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +2 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
M4 Corridor - - - -
North West - - - - 3
Manchester - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - - 2

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 84 (64.62%) Puppet
2 79 (60.77%) Opscode Chef
3 75 (57.69%) DevOps
4 73 (56.15%) Linux
5 67 (51.54%) MySQL
6 58 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
7 49 (37.69%) Ruby
7 49 (37.69%) PHP
8 46 (35.38%) Continuous Integration
9 45 (34.62%) MongoDB
10 42 (32.31%) Python
11 40 (30.77%) Java
12 36 (27.69%) JavaScript
12 36 (27.69%) Web Services
12 36 (27.69%) TDD
13 34 (26.15%) Scrum
14 33 (25.38%) Apache
15 32 (24.62%) Jenkins
16 31 (23.85%) CentOS
17 30 (23.08%) Salt
17 30 (23.08%) Perl
17 30 (23.08%) Red Hat
18 29 (22.31%) NoSQL
18 29 (22.31%) BDD
19 28 (21.54%) Git (software)
19 28 (21.54%) LAMP
20 27 (20.77%) Subversion
20 27 (20.77%) Amazon AWS
20 27 (20.77%) Bash Shell
21 25 (19.23%) Big Data

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 33 (25.38%) Apache
2 21 (16.15%) OpenStack
3 18 (13.85%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (8.46%) Drupal
5 10 (7.69%) nginx
5 10 (7.69%) Apache Solr
6 4 (3.08%) Node.js
7 3 (2.31%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.31%) IIS
8 2 (1.54%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.54%) CMS
8 2 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.77%) WordPress
9 1 (0.77%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.77%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.77%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.77%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.77%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (14.62%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (10.00%) Rackspace Cloud
5 12 (9.23%) Joyent
6 7 (5.38%) GitHub
7 6 (4.62%) Heroku
7 6 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.54%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.77%) SaaS
9 1 (0.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.38%) Firewall
2 6 (4.62%) LDAP
3 5 (3.85%) VPN
3 5 (3.85%) SSH
4 4 (3.08%) DNS
4 4 (3.08%) SSL
4 4 (3.08%) WAN
4 4 (3.08%) SAN
5 3 (2.31%) Internet
5 3 (2.31%) BIG-IP
5 3 (2.31%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.31%) NAS
5 3 (2.31%) VLAN
6 2 (1.54%) AMQP
6 2 (1.54%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (1.54%) Wireless
6 2 (1.54%) IPsec
6 2 (1.54%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.54%) MPLS
6 2 (1.54%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (51.54%) MySQL
2 45 (34.62%) MongoDB
3 29 (22.31%) NoSQL
4 25 (19.23%) Big Data
5 21 (16.15%) Hadoop
5 21 (16.15%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (12.31%) Riak
7 15 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (11.54%) CouchDB
8 12 (9.23%) Redis
9 5 (3.85%) SQL Server
10 4 (3.08%) Relational Database
10 4 (3.08%) DB2
11 3 (2.31%) HBase
12 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (1.54%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.77%) Neo4j
13 1 (0.77%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 32 (24.62%) Jenkins
2 28 (21.54%) Git (software)
3 27 (20.77%) Subversion
4 15 (11.54%) Hudson
5 14 (10.77%) RSpec
6 11 (8.46%) Jasmine
7 9 (6.92%) PHPUnit
8 4 (3.08%) JIRA
9 3 (2.31%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.31%) WATIR
9 3 (2.31%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.54%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 2 (1.54%) Selenium
10 2 (1.54%) Maven
10 2 (1.54%) Ant
11 1 (0.77%) Sublime Text
General
1 11 (8.46%) Finance
2 7 (5.38%) Marketing
3 3 (2.31%) Retail
3 3 (2.31%) Publishing
4 2 (1.54%) Advertising
5 1 (0.77%) Electronics
5 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.77%) Games
5 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (35.38%) Developer
2 31 (23.85%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (15.38%) Architect
4 16 (12.31%) Systems Administrator
5 15 (11.54%) DevOps Architect
6 14 (10.77%) Administrator
7 13 (10.00%) Ruby Developer
8 9 (6.92%) Drupal Developer
9 8 (6.15%) Software Engineer
10 7 (5.38%) PHP Developer
11 6 (4.62%) Lead Architect
12 5 (3.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 5 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
12 5 (3.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 4 (3.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 3 (2.31%) Python Developer
14 3 (2.31%) Java Developer
14 3 (2.31%) Infrastructure Architect
14 3 (2.31%) Node.js Developer
15 2 (1.54%) DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (27.69%) Web Services
2 28 (21.54%) LAMP
3 25 (19.23%) HTML
4 24 (18.46%) CSS
5 21 (16.15%) jQuery
6 18 (13.85%) Ruby on Rails
7 17 (13.08%) HTML5
8 16 (12.31%) XML
9 14 (10.77%) RESTful
9 14 (10.77%) CSS3
10 12 (9.23%) Memcached
11 11 (8.46%) Symfony
12 10 (7.69%) AngularJS
12 10 (7.69%) Ajax
13 9 (6.92%) ActiveMQ
13 9 (6.92%) JSON
13 9 (6.92%) MCollective
14 7 (5.38%) SOAP
14 7 (5.38%) RabbitMQ
15 6 (4.62%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.62%) Open Source
2 9 (6.92%) Taxonomies
3 7 (5.38%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.31%) New Media
6 2 (1.54%) Social Network
6 2 (1.54%) Online Gambling
6 2 (1.54%) Clustering
7 1 (0.77%) DTV
7 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.77%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.77%) User Experience
7 1 (0.77%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 73 (56.15%) Linux
2 31 (23.85%) CentOS
3 18 (13.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (11.54%) Debian
4 15 (11.54%) UNIX
5 9 (6.92%) Windows
6 7 (5.38%) Ubuntu
7 5 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.31%) Solaris
9 3 (2.31%) SmartOS
10 2 (1.54%) SUSE
11 1 (0.77%) Fedora
11 1 (0.77%) Android
11 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (57.69%) DevOps
2 58 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (35.38%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (27.69%) TDD
5 34 (26.15%) Scrum
6 29 (22.31%) BDD
7 20 (15.38%) E-Commerce
8 19 (14.62%) Configuration Management
9 16 (12.31%) Kanban
10 14 (10.77%) OO
11 13 (10.00%) Software Engineering
12 12 (9.23%) SOA
13 11 (8.46%) MVC
14 10 (7.69%) Automated Testing
14 10 (7.69%) OOP
15 5 (3.85%) Migration
15 5 (3.85%) Load Balancing
15 5 (3.85%) Build Automation
15 5 (3.85%) OO PHP
16 4 (3.08%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 49 (37.69%) Ruby
1 49 (37.69%) PHP
2 42 (32.31%) Python
3 40 (30.77%) Java
4 36 (27.69%) JavaScript
5 30 (23.08%) Perl
6 27 (20.77%) Bash Shell
7 13 (10.00%) Scala
8 10 (7.69%) Shell Script
9 8 (6.15%) SQL
10 7 (5.38%) PHP5
11 3 (2.31%) Golang
12 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.54%) C#
13 1 (0.77%) C++
13 1 (0.77%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.77%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 2 (1.54%) Degree
2 1 (0.77%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (0.77%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.77%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) QA
2 2 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (9.23%) Varnish
2 6 (4.62%) KVM
2 6 (4.62%) vCloud
3 5 (3.85%) Docker
4 3 (2.31%) NFS
4 3 (2.31%) Xen
5 2 (1.54%) HDFS
6 1 (0.77%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 84 (64.62%) Puppet
2 79 (60.77%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (23.08%) Salt
4 22 (16.92%) Nagios
5 21 (16.15%) ZABBIX
6 19 (14.62%) Ansible
7 15 (11.54%) Cacti
8 13 (10.00%) Vagrant
9 3 (2.31%) Munin
9 3 (2.31%) HAProxy
9 3 (2.31%) logstash
10 2 (1.54%) collectd
10 2 (1.54%) StatsD
11 1 (0.77%) Ganglia
11 1 (0.77%) Mesos
Vendors
1 30 (23.08%) Red Hat
2 11 (8.46%) Oracle
3 6 (4.62%) VMware
3 6 (4.62%) SAP
3 6 (4.62%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.08%) Google
4 4 (3.08%) JBoss
5 3 (2.31%) Percona
5 3 (2.31%) SaltStack
5 3 (2.31%) New Relic
6 2 (1.54%) Perforce
6 2 (1.54%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.54%) Citrix
6 2 (1.54%) Cisco
6 2 (1.54%) IBM
7 1 (0.77%) Informatica
7 1 (0.77%) HP
7 1 (0.77%) Zend
7 1 (0.77%) Netezza
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