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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 560 550 551
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 66 62 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.074%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.26% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 46 28
Average daily rate £425 £463 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.15% +5.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £331 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £638 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £538 £425
% change year-on-year
-35.81% +26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 - -
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
22062 23715 22622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.89% 45.79% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13130 13749 12420
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 1006 988
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 12 February 2016.

Rackspace Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Rackspace
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Rackspace within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Rackspace Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Rackspace
Top 19 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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 62 £450 -2.75% 29
London +3 48 £450 -2.75% 20
South East +26 11 £330 -49.23% 1
City of London +37 7 £393 -12.77% 5
Surrey - 6 £330 -
Berkshire +9 3 £345 -46.92% 1
Yorkshire -22 3 £413 -
South Wales - 3 £363 -
Wales - 3 £363 -
West Yorkshire -12 2 £375 -
Leeds -13 2 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £258 -
Slough - 2 £340 -
Staines - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £258 -
Reading - 1 £350 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £450 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £450 -

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 103 (87.29%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (70.34%) Linux
3 61 (51.69%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (45.76%) DevOps
5 51 (43.22%) Puppet
6 46 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (38.14%) Windows
8 40 (33.90%) VMware
9 37 (31.36%) Ansible
10 36 (30.51%) Microsoft Azure
11 34 (28.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (27.12%) Open Source
12 32 (27.12%) Ruby
12 32 (27.12%) Configuration Management
13 30 (25.42%) Python
14 29 (24.58%) OpenStack
15 28 (23.73%) Jenkins
15 28 (23.73%) Web Services
16 27 (22.88%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (22.03%) Git (software)
18 25 (21.19%) MySQL
19 24 (20.34%) Microsoft
19 24 (20.34%) IaaS
20 23 (19.49%) Docker
20 23 (19.49%) PaaS
20 23 (19.49%) Bash Shell
21 22 (18.64%) Java
21 22 (18.64%) PHP
22 18 (15.25%) Google
23 17 (14.41%) Scrum

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 29 (24.58%) OpenStack
2 16 (13.56%) IIS
3 10 (8.47%) Confluence
3 10 (8.47%) Tomcat
4 8 (6.78%) nginx
5 6 (5.08%) Apache
5 6 (5.08%) WebSphere
6 5 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (4.24%) MS Exchange
6 5 (4.24%) WordPress
7 4 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (3.39%) Node.js
8 3 (2.54%) Apache Spark
8 3 (2.54%) Drupal
9 2 (1.69%) Apache Pig
9 2 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.85%) CMS
10 1 (0.85%) Jadu
10 1 (0.85%) Joomla!
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 103 (87.29%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (30.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (20.34%) IaaS
4 23 (19.49%) PaaS
5 13 (11.02%) SaaS
6 12 (10.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (7.63%) Rackspace Cloud
7 9 (7.63%) SoftLayer
8 7 (5.93%) GitHub
9 6 (5.08%) Google Compute Engine
10 4 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (3.39%) Google App Engine
11 3 (2.54%) Heroku
12 2 (1.69%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.85%) Force.com
13 1 (0.85%) Office 365
13 1 (0.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.86%) TCP/IP
2 12 (10.17%) Firewall
3 10 (8.47%) Internet
4 8 (6.78%) SSL
5 7 (5.93%) HTTP
6 6 (5.08%) DNS
7 5 (4.24%) VPN
8 2 (1.69%) BGP
8 2 (1.69%) EIGRP
8 2 (1.69%) IPsec
8 2 (1.69%) LDAP
8 2 (1.69%) MPLS
8 2 (1.69%) Network Security
8 2 (1.69%) OSPF
8 2 (1.69%) SAN
8 2 (1.69%) SMTP
8 2 (1.69%) SNMP
8 2 (1.69%) VLAN
8 2 (1.69%) VRRP
8 2 (1.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.19%) MySQL
2 13 (11.02%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (10.17%) MongoDB
4 8 (6.78%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.08%) Redis
6 4 (3.39%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (2.54%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.69%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.69%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.85%) HBase
9 1 (0.85%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (23.73%) Jenkins
2 26 (22.03%) Git (software)
3 14 (11.86%) JIRA
4 10 (8.47%) Subversion
5 9 (7.63%) Vagrant
6 8 (6.78%) TeamCity
7 7 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (5.08%) Selenium
9 5 (4.24%) NUnit
9 5 (4.24%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (3.39%) Cucumber
11 3 (2.54%) JMeter
11 3 (2.54%) Maven
11 3 (2.54%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (1.69%) Ant
12 2 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.69%) Mocha
12 2 (1.69%) RSpec
12 2 (1.69%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.69%) The Grinder
General
1 8 (6.78%) Finance
1 8 (6.78%) Law
2 7 (5.93%) Publishing
3 6 (5.08%) Games
3 6 (5.08%) Retail
4 4 (3.39%) Marketing
5 3 (2.54%) Legal
6 2 (1.69%) Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (27.97%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (14.41%) Architect
3 11 (9.32%) Cloud Engineer
3 11 (9.32%) Developer
4 10 (8.47%) Security Engineer
5 9 (7.63%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (6.78%) Cloud Architect
6 8 (6.78%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 8 (6.78%) Senior Security Engineer
6 8 (6.78%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.78%) Technical Architect
7 7 (5.93%) Administrator
7 7 (5.93%) AWS Engineer
7 7 (5.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 7 (5.93%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 7 (5.93%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Analyst
8 6 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.08%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (23.73%) Web Services
2 13 (11.02%) CSS
3 11 (9.32%) .NET
4 10 (8.47%) HTML
5 8 (6.78%) jQuery
6 6 (5.08%) LEMP Stack
7 5 (4.24%) ASP.NET
7 5 (4.24%) SOAP
8 4 (3.39%) ELK Stack
8 4 (3.39%) HTML5
8 4 (3.39%) LAMP
9 3 (2.54%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.69%) COM
10 2 (1.69%) Ember.js
10 2 (1.69%) Middleware
10 2 (1.69%) React
10 2 (1.69%) RESTful
10 2 (1.69%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (1.69%) XML
11 1 (0.85%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.93%) Digital Media
2 5 (4.24%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (4.24%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.24%) User Experience
3 4 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.39%) Clustering
3 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.39%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.69%) Blog
5 2 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.69%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.69%) Replication
6 1 (0.85%) CESG
6 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) Fintech
6 1 (0.85%) Statistics
6 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 83 (70.34%) Linux
2 45 (38.14%) Windows
3 11 (9.32%) Windows Server
4 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (7.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.93%) Unix
7 5 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.39%) CentOS
8 4 (3.39%) Debian
8 4 (3.39%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.39%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.39%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.39%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.69%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (45.76%) DevOps
2 46 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (27.12%) Configuration Management
3 32 (27.12%) Open Source
4 27 (22.88%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (14.41%) Scrum
6 16 (13.56%) Web Operations
7 13 (11.02%) Migration
8 10 (8.47%) E-Commerce
9 9 (7.63%) Information Security
9 9 (7.63%) TDD
10 7 (5.93%) Automated Testing
10 7 (5.93%) ITIL
10 7 (5.93%) Load Balancing
11 6 (5.08%) Data Management
11 6 (5.08%) OO
11 6 (5.08%) Web Development
12 5 (4.24%) Operations Management
12 5 (4.24%) Project Planning
12 5 (4.24%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.12%) Ruby
2 30 (25.42%) Python
3 23 (19.49%) Bash Shell
4 22 (18.64%) Java
4 22 (18.64%) PHP
5 15 (12.71%) PowerShell
6 13 (11.02%) Perl
7 12 (10.17%) JavaScript
8 8 (6.78%) SQL
9 5 (4.24%) C#
10 4 (3.39%) C++
10 4 (3.39%) Scala
10 4 (3.39%) VB
11 2 (1.69%) Go
11 2 (1.69%) Groovy
11 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (11.86%) CCNA
1 14 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (8.47%) CCSA
2 10 (8.47%) CISM
2 10 (8.47%) CISSP
2 10 (8.47%) JNCIA
3 8 (6.78%) MCSA
3 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.08%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.39%) MCITP
5 4 (3.39%) MCP
5 4 (3.39%) MCSE
5 4 (3.39%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.47%) QA
2 2 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (28.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (19.49%) Docker
3 9 (7.63%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.78%) vSphere
5 6 (5.08%) KVM
5 6 (5.08%) Xen
6 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.69%) VirtualBox
6 2 (1.69%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.85%) HDFS
7 1 (0.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 61 (51.69%) Opscode Chef
2 51 (43.22%) Puppet
3 37 (31.36%) Ansible
4 9 (7.63%) Salt
5 6 (5.08%) Nagios
6 5 (4.24%) SCCM
6 5 (4.24%) WSUS
7 4 (3.39%) Cacti
7 4 (3.39%) Kubernetes
7 4 (3.39%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (3.39%) Mesos
7 4 (3.39%) NetBackup
7 4 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (3.39%) SCOM
8 3 (2.54%) yum
9 2 (1.69%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.69%) logstash
10 1 (0.85%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.85%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.85%) Graphite
Vendors
1 40 (33.90%) VMware
2 24 (20.34%) Microsoft
3 18 (15.25%) Google
4 11 (9.32%) Oracle
5 8 (6.78%) Atlassian
5 8 (6.78%) Cisco
6 6 (5.08%) Red Hat
6 6 (5.08%) SaltStack
6 6 (5.08%) Sybase
7 5 (4.24%) AppDynamics
7 5 (4.24%) EPiServer
7 5 (4.24%) New Relic
8 4 (3.39%) CommVault
8 4 (3.39%) hybris
8 4 (3.39%) Intel Security
8 4 (3.39%) Splunk
8 4 (3.39%) Symantec
9 3 (2.54%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.69%) Juniper
10 2 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
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