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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rackspace
UK
Rank 538 563 558
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -5
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 56 66 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.28% 0.29% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 52 40
Median daily rate £411 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.61% -0.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £340 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £350 £650
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -46.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £23.75 -
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
20200 22429 23591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.54% 43.13% 45.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12524 13422 13583
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 762 838 962
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.34 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% +21.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.78 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

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 22 February 2017.

Rackspace Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Rackspace
Top 22 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +37 55 £411 -8.61% 26
London 0 26 £475 - 17
West Yorkshire +28 13 £365 -2.66% 3
Yorkshire +27 13 £365 -11.51% 3
Leeds +13 13 £365 -2.66% 3
South East +22 8 £225 -31.81% 4
West Midlands - 6 £513 -
Birmingham - 6 £513 -
Middlesex - 3 £214 -
Berkshire +20 2 - - 3
Reading +10 2 - -
Crawley - 2 £400 -
West Sussex - 2 £400 -
City of London -10 1 £475 +5.55% 1
East of England - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 £225 - 1
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £225 -
Derby - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 81 (65.85%) DevOps
2 80 (65.04%) Amazon AWS
3 71 (57.72%) Linux
4 65 (52.85%) Web Services
5 63 (51.22%) Opscode Chef
6 62 (50.41%) Python
7 57 (46.34%) Puppet
8 54 (43.90%) Ruby
9 53 (43.09%) Jenkins
10 52 (42.28%) Ansible
11 46 (37.40%) PHP
12 45 (36.59%) Configuration Management
13 44 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
13 44 (35.77%) Git (software)
13 44 (35.77%) Salt
14 42 (34.15%) MySQL
15 38 (30.89%) Subversion
16 35 (28.46%) MongoDB
16 35 (28.46%) Open Source
17 34 (27.64%) Continuous Integration
17 34 (27.64%) HTTP
18 33 (26.83%) PostgreSQL
19 30 (24.39%) TCP/IP
19 30 (24.39%) SSL
20 27 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
21 23 (18.70%) Docker
21 23 (18.70%) Elastic Stack
22 22 (17.89%) Windows
23 20 (16.26%) Java
23 20 (16.26%) Vagrant

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 19 (15.45%) nginx
2 18 (14.63%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (13.82%) OpenStack
4 14 (11.38%) IIS
5 13 (10.57%) WordPress
6 11 (8.94%) Apache
7 10 (8.13%) CMS
8 9 (7.32%) Joomla!
9 5 (4.07%) Apache Spark
10 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (3.25%) SharePoint
11 3 (2.44%) Tomcat
12 2 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (1.63%) Umbraco
12 2 (1.63%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.81%) Anypoint
13 1 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.81%) CloudStack
13 1 (0.81%) Jetty
13 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.44%) MS Project
2 2 (1.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 80 (65.04%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (15.45%) IaaS
4 11 (8.94%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (8.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (6.50%) Loggly
5 8 (6.50%) Sumo Logic
6 7 (5.69%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (5.69%) GitHub
7 6 (4.88%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (4.88%) Route 53
8 5 (4.07%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (4.07%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (4.07%) Amazon S3
8 5 (4.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (3.25%) Office 365
10 2 (1.63%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (1.63%) PaaS
10 2 (1.63%) SaaS
10 2 (1.63%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (27.64%) HTTP
2 30 (24.39%) SSL
2 30 (24.39%) TCP/IP
3 13 (10.57%) DNS
4 12 (9.76%) VPN
5 9 (7.32%) Firewall
5 9 (7.32%) Intranet
6 7 (5.69%) LAN
6 7 (5.69%) WAN
7 6 (4.88%) SAN
8 5 (4.07%) Internet
8 5 (4.07%) MPLS
9 4 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (3.25%) IPv4
9 4 (3.25%) IPv6
9 4 (3.25%) NAS
9 4 (3.25%) Network Security
9 4 (3.25%) VLAN
9 4 (3.25%) Wireless
10 3 (2.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (34.15%) MySQL
2 35 (28.46%) MongoDB
3 33 (26.83%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (6.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (6.50%) Redis
4 8 (6.50%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.69%) Riak
6 6 (4.88%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (4.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (4.07%) Hadoop
7 5 (4.07%) HBase
7 5 (4.07%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.44%) InfluxDB
9 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 53 (43.09%) Jenkins
2 44 (35.77%) Git (software)
3 38 (30.89%) Subversion
4 20 (16.26%) Vagrant
5 13 (10.57%) Maven
6 10 (8.13%) Grunt
7 7 (5.69%) NUnit
8 3 (2.44%) Ant
8 3 (2.44%) GitLab
8 3 (2.44%) Gradle
9 1 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.81%) GoCD
9 1 (0.81%) Hudson
9 1 (0.81%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.81%) Travis CI
General
1 13 (10.57%) Legal
2 8 (6.50%) Finance
2 8 (6.50%) Marketing
3 7 (5.69%) Retail
4 4 (3.25%) Banking
5 3 (2.44%) Advertising
5 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (29.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (19.51%) AWS DevOps
3 20 (16.26%) Developer
4 19 (15.45%) AWS Engineer
5 13 (10.57%) Linux Engineer
5 13 (10.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 13 (10.57%) Senior DevOps
6 12 (9.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 11 (8.94%) Analyst
8 10 (8.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (7.32%) DBA
9 9 (7.32%) SQL DBA
9 9 (7.32%) Web Analyst
9 9 (7.32%) Web Content Analyst
10 8 (6.50%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (6.50%) WebOps Engineer
11 7 (5.69%) Azure DevOps
11 7 (5.69%) Ruby Engineer
11 7 (5.69%) Senior WebOps Engineer
11 7 (5.69%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (52.85%) Web Services
2 23 (18.70%) Elastic Stack
3 17 (13.82%) LEMP Stack
4 15 (12.20%) AngularJS
5 13 (10.57%) LAMP
5 13 (10.57%) Node.js
6 12 (9.76%) CSS
6 12 (9.76%) HTML
6 12 (9.76%) HTML5
7 11 (8.94%) .NET
8 10 (8.13%) CSS3
8 10 (8.13%) jQuery
9 8 (6.50%) ASP.NET
9 8 (6.50%) Sensu
10 7 (5.69%) .NET Framework
10 7 (5.69%) ADO
10 7 (5.69%) Dapper ORM
10 7 (5.69%) Entity Framework
11 5 (4.07%) LAPP Stack
11 5 (4.07%) React
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.38%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.32%) Driving Licence
2 9 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.50%) Public Cloud
4 7 (5.69%) Replication
5 5 (4.07%) Private Cloud
6 4 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.44%) BBC
7 3 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.44%) User Experience
7 3 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.44%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.63%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.63%) FMCG
8 2 (1.63%) PMI
9 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.81%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 71 (57.72%) Linux
2 22 (17.89%) Windows
3 7 (5.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.88%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.07%) CoreOS
5 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.25%) Windows 10
6 4 (3.25%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.63%) CentOS
8 2 (1.63%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.63%) Unix
9 1 (0.81%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (65.85%) DevOps
2 45 (36.59%) Configuration Management
3 44 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (28.46%) Open Source
5 34 (27.64%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (15.45%) Web Operations
7 15 (12.20%) Regression Testing
8 12 (9.76%) TDD
9 10 (8.13%) Process Architecture
10 9 (7.32%) BDD
10 9 (7.32%) Content Management
10 9 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (7.32%) Service Delivery
11 8 (6.50%) Automated Testing
11 8 (6.50%) Data Protection
11 8 (6.50%) Document Management
11 8 (6.50%) Load Balancing
11 8 (6.50%) Statistics
12 7 (5.69%) Content Writing
12 7 (5.69%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 62 (50.41%) Python
2 54 (43.90%) Ruby
3 46 (37.40%) PHP
4 20 (16.26%) Java
5 18 (14.63%) Bash Shell
6 13 (10.57%) SQL
7 12 (9.76%) C#
8 11 (8.94%) JavaScript
9 9 (7.32%) VB
10 8 (6.50%) Perl
11 7 (5.69%) T-SQL
12 5 (4.07%) Go
13 4 (3.25%) C++
13 4 (3.25%) PowerShell
13 4 (3.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (13.82%) Security Cleared
2 16 (13.01%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.13%) Degree
4 4 (3.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.25%) CCNA
4 4 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.44%) CCDP
5 3 (2.44%) CCIE
5 3 (2.44%) CCNP
6 2 (1.63%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.63%) PMP
6 2 (1.63%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.81%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.50%) QA
1 8 (6.50%) SLA
2 3 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) BS7799
System Software
1 23 (18.70%) Docker
2 13 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.07%) HDFS
4 5 (4.07%) VirtualBox
5 4 (3.25%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.25%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.63%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.81%) Xen
Systems Management
1 63 (51.22%) Opscode Chef
2 57 (46.34%) Puppet
3 52 (42.28%) Ansible
4 44 (35.77%) Salt
5 18 (14.63%) logstash
6 17 (13.82%) Terraform
7 15 (12.20%) Kibana
8 11 (8.94%) Nagios
8 11 (8.94%) ZABBIX
9 10 (8.13%) Grafana
9 10 (8.13%) Kubernetes
10 8 (6.50%) StatsD
11 6 (4.88%) Packer
12 5 (4.07%) collectd
13 3 (2.44%) Fluentd
13 3 (2.44%) Graphite
14 2 (1.63%) NetBackup
14 2 (1.63%) Tivoli
15 1 (0.81%) Cacti
15 1 (0.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (13.01%) SaltStack
2 14 (11.38%) Google
2 14 (11.38%) VMware
3 13 (10.57%) New Relic
3 13 (10.57%) Splunk
4 10 (8.13%) Oracle
4 10 (8.13%) Zend
5 8 (6.50%) Cisco
6 7 (5.69%) RedGate
7 6 (4.88%) HP
7 6 (4.88%) Microsoft
8 5 (4.07%) IBM
9 4 (3.25%) Acronis
9 4 (3.25%) Aerohive Networks
9 4 (3.25%) Altiris
9 4 (3.25%) Avaya
9 4 (3.25%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.25%) Dell
9 4 (3.25%) Fortinet
9 4 (3.25%) Sophos
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