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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 557 595 530
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -65
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 84 43 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.079% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.18% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 28 73
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £305 £388
% change year-on-year
+47.54% -21.29%
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
23972 24303 23493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.63% 44.84% 44.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14771 14032 13325
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 1130 1053
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.46 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.34% +2.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.10 £18.00 £17.81
% change year-on-year
+11.68% +1.09%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +28 84 £450 +5.88% 46
London +25 50 £500 +14.28% 21
South East 0 14 £450 +50.00% 13
West Midlands +3 12 £450 +45.16% 3
City of London +53 11 £450 -14.28% 8
Birmingham - 7 £463 - 1
Surrey - 6 £438 - 11
Berkshire +1 5 £500 +108.33%
Yorkshire -2 3 £450 - 4
North West - 3 £550 - 2
Staines - 3 £600 -
Manchester - 3 £550 - 2
Hampshire +4 2 £413 +17.85%
South Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 1
Bracknell - 2 £500 -
Reading - 2 £450 -
Sheffield - 2 £450 -
Hammersmith - 2 £350 -
Woking - 2 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire -8 1 - - 3
Leeds -11 1 - - 3
Derbyshire - 1 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £250 -
Farnham - 1 £450 -
Cambridge - 1 £450 - 2
Farnborough - 1 £400 -
Wallingford - 1 £250 -
Coventry - 1 £438 - 1
Halesowen - 1 £240 -
East Midlands - 1 £425 -

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 130 (90.28%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (59.03%) Linux
3 78 (54.17%) Opscode Chef
4 72 (50.00%) DevOps
5 68 (47.22%) Puppet
6 57 (39.58%) Ansible
7 51 (35.42%) Configuration Management
8 46 (31.94%) Windows
9 44 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
10 41 (28.47%) Web Services
10 41 (28.47%) Open Source
11 40 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
12 39 (27.08%) Ruby
13 36 (25.00%) Python
14 35 (24.31%) OpenStack
15 33 (22.92%) VMware
16 31 (21.53%) Docker
17 30 (20.83%) Migration
18 29 (20.14%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (20.14%) VMware Infrastructure
19 27 (18.75%) Bash Shell
20 23 (15.97%) Jenkins
20 23 (15.97%) Perl
20 23 (15.97%) Java
21 21 (14.58%) MySQL
21 21 (14.58%) IaaS
21 21 (14.58%) Web Operations
22 19 (13.19%) Windows Server
23 18 (12.50%) PHP
23 18 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003

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 35 (24.31%) OpenStack
2 13 (9.03%) Tomcat
3 10 (6.94%) IIS
3 10 (6.94%) WebSphere
4 9 (6.25%) Apache
5 5 (3.47%) nginx
6 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.08%) JBoss
7 3 (2.08%) MS Exchange
7 3 (2.08%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.39%) Confluence
9 1 (0.69%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Magento
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 130 (90.28%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (14.58%) IaaS
4 16 (11.11%) PaaS
5 11 (7.64%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (6.94%) SaaS
7 8 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (4.86%) Rackspace Cloud
8 7 (4.86%) SoftLayer
9 5 (3.47%) Google App Engine
10 4 (2.78%) Amazon S3
11 3 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (2.08%) GitHub
11 3 (2.08%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (1.39%) Datadog
12 2 (1.39%) Office 365
13 1 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.69%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.42%) Internet
2 14 (9.72%) Firewall
3 12 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 10 (6.94%) NetScaler
5 9 (6.25%) DNS
5 9 (6.25%) HTTP
5 9 (6.25%) SSL
6 8 (5.56%) VPN
7 4 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (2.78%) SAN
8 3 (2.08%) DHCP
8 3 (2.08%) Network Security
9 2 (1.39%) BGP
9 2 (1.39%) EIGRP
9 2 (1.39%) IPsec
9 2 (1.39%) MPLS
9 2 (1.39%) OSPF
9 2 (1.39%) VLAN
9 2 (1.39%) VRRP
9 2 (1.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.58%) MySQL
2 10 (6.94%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.78%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.08%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.08%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.39%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.39%) HBase
6 2 (1.39%) MarkLogic
6 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.69%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.69%) Big Data
7 1 (0.69%) Impala
7 1 (0.69%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (15.97%) Jenkins
2 15 (10.42%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.42%) TeamCity
3 8 (5.56%) Subversion
3 8 (5.56%) Vagrant
4 7 (4.86%) Jasmine
5 5 (3.47%) Ant
5 5 (3.47%) JIRA
5 5 (3.47%) Maven
5 5 (3.47%) Travis CI
6 4 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (2.78%) RSpec
6 4 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.08%) JUnit
7 3 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.39%) Burp Suite
8 2 (1.39%) GitLab
8 2 (1.39%) JMeter
8 2 (1.39%) Selenium
8 2 (1.39%) The Grinder
General
1 9 (6.25%) Law
1 9 (6.25%) Legal
2 8 (5.56%) Finance
2 8 (5.56%) Publishing
3 7 (4.86%) Retail
4 2 (1.39%) Banking
4 2 (1.39%) Games
4 2 (1.39%) Marketing
5 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (23.61%) Architect
2 32 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (11.81%) Technical Architect
4 16 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
5 15 (10.42%) Cloud Engineer
6 12 (8.33%) Digital Architect
6 12 (8.33%) Digital Technical Architect
7 11 (7.64%) AWS Architect
8 10 (6.94%) Administrator
8 10 (6.94%) Developer
9 9 (6.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 9 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.17%) Consultant
10 6 (4.17%) Migration Architect
10 6 (4.17%) Support Engineer
11 5 (3.47%) Linux Administrator
11 5 (3.47%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.47%) Security Engineer
11 5 (3.47%) Windows Administrator
11 5 (3.47%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (28.47%) Web Services
2 5 (3.47%) .NET
2 5 (3.47%) LAMP
2 5 (3.47%) LEMP Stack
2 5 (3.47%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (2.78%) ELK Stack
4 3 (2.08%) CSS
5 2 (1.39%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.39%) HTML
5 2 (1.39%) J2EE
5 2 (1.39%) JDBC
5 2 (1.39%) JSON
5 2 (1.39%) REST
5 2 (1.39%) RESTful
5 2 (1.39%) Spring
5 2 (1.39%) XML
6 1 (0.69%) Akka
6 1 (0.69%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.69%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (0.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (4.86%) Blog
3 6 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.47%) CESG
4 5 (3.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.78%) Cloud Native
5 4 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.78%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.78%) User Experience
6 3 (2.08%) Fintech
6 3 (2.08%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.39%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.39%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.69%) AS400
8 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.69%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.69%) Replication
8 1 (0.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 85 (59.03%) Linux
2 46 (31.94%) Windows
3 19 (13.19%) Windows Server
4 18 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (6.94%) Unix
7 5 (3.47%) CentOS
8 4 (2.78%) Solaris
9 3 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.39%) Debian
10 2 (1.39%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.39%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.39%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.39%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.69%) Android
11 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.69%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.69%) Fedora
11 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (50.00%) DevOps
2 51 (35.42%) Configuration Management
3 44 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (28.47%) Open Source
5 30 (20.83%) Migration
6 29 (20.14%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (14.58%) Web Operations
8 13 (9.03%) E-Commerce
8 13 (9.03%) Scrum
9 11 (7.64%) ETL
10 10 (6.94%) Rapid Prototyping
11 9 (6.25%) Load Balancing
11 9 (6.25%) Project Management
12 8 (5.56%) Information Security
13 7 (4.86%) Mentoring
13 7 (4.86%) TDD
14 6 (4.17%) Data Management
14 6 (4.17%) Process Architecture
14 6 (4.17%) SIEM
14 6 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (27.08%) Ruby
2 36 (25.00%) Python
3 27 (18.75%) Bash Shell
4 23 (15.97%) Java
4 23 (15.97%) Perl
5 18 (12.50%) PHP
6 13 (9.03%) PowerShell
7 11 (7.64%) JavaScript
8 9 (6.25%) SQL
9 5 (3.47%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.78%) C++
11 3 (2.08%) C#
11 3 (2.08%) RubyMotion
12 2 (1.39%) AWK
12 2 (1.39%) Go
12 2 (1.39%) Groovy
12 2 (1.39%) Korn
12 2 (1.39%) Scala
12 2 (1.39%) sed
12 2 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.47%) CCNA
2 5 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.78%) CISSP
3 4 (2.78%) MCSA
3 4 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.08%) MCSE
5 2 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.39%) CCSA
5 2 (1.39%) CISM
5 2 (1.39%) JNCIA
5 2 (1.39%) MCITP
5 2 (1.39%) MCP
6 1 (0.69%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.69%) Degree
6 1 (0.69%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.72%) QA
2 3 (2.08%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 31 (21.53%) Docker
2 29 (20.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 10 (6.94%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.94%) XenDesktop
5 9 (6.25%) vSphere
5 9 (6.25%) XenServer
6 8 (5.56%) KVM
7 6 (4.17%) Xen
8 3 (2.08%) oVirt
9 2 (1.39%) HDFS
9 2 (1.39%) Postfix
9 2 (1.39%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.69%) NFS
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.69%) qmail
10 1 (0.69%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.69%) Varnish
10 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 78 (54.17%) Opscode Chef
2 68 (47.22%) Puppet
3 57 (39.58%) Ansible
4 16 (11.11%) Salt
5 10 (6.94%) Nagios
6 5 (3.47%) Pingdom
7 4 (2.78%) Cacti
8 3 (2.08%) Cobbler
8 3 (2.08%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.08%) SCCM
8 3 (2.08%) SCOM
8 3 (2.08%) yum
9 2 (1.39%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.39%) Graphite
9 2 (1.39%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.39%) Mesos
9 2 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.39%) Terraform
9 2 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (22.92%) VMware
2 17 (11.81%) Microsoft
3 15 (10.42%) Oracle
4 14 (9.72%) Google
5 13 (9.03%) Citrix
6 10 (6.94%) Cisco
7 9 (6.25%) SaltStack
8 8 (5.56%) Splunk
9 7 (4.86%) hybris
9 7 (4.86%) IBM
9 7 (4.86%) New Relic
10 6 (4.17%) Sybase
11 5 (3.47%) Barracuda Networks
11 5 (3.47%) Dell
11 5 (3.47%) F5
11 5 (3.47%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.78%) AppDynamics
13 3 (2.08%) Atlassian
13 3 (2.08%) CheckPoint
13 3 (2.08%) Symantec
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Real Staffing
Rate: £425 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago