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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 551 560 590
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +30
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 61 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.049% 0.024%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.11% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 19 13
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£525 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £319 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+47.28% +7.50%
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
26411 24620 26895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.85% 46.66% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14970 13786 13658
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 1179 1110 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +24 58 £525 +10.52% 34
London +36 40 £525 +10.52% 23
City of London +33 6 £513 +28.12% 1
South East +7 4 - - 4
West Midlands - 4 £450 - 1
West Sussex - 3 - -
Horsham - 3 - -
Cardiff - 2 £300 -
South Wales - 2 £300 -
Wales - 2 £300 -
Berkshire +8 1 - -
Maidenhead +3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -4 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
Edinburgh - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 2
Warrington - - - - 1
Watford - - - -

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (64.12%) Puppet
2 75 (57.25%) DevOps
3 74 (56.49%) Opscode Chef
3 74 (56.49%) Linux
4 67 (51.15%) MySQL
5 58 (44.27%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (41.22%) Ruby
7 45 (34.35%) Python
7 45 (34.35%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (33.59%) PHP
9 43 (32.82%) MongoDB
10 42 (32.06%) Java
11 37 (28.24%) JavaScript
12 35 (26.72%) Apache
12 35 (26.72%) Web Services
13 33 (25.19%) CentOS
14 32 (24.43%) Perl
14 32 (24.43%) Salt
15 31 (23.66%) Scrum
15 31 (23.66%) TDD
15 31 (23.66%) Jenkins
15 31 (23.66%) NoSQL
16 29 (22.14%) Red Hat
17 26 (19.85%) Bash Shell
17 26 (19.85%) Big Data
17 26 (19.85%) Amazon AWS
18 25 (19.08%) Nagios
18 25 (19.08%) HTML
18 25 (19.08%) LAMP
19 24 (18.32%) CSS

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 35 (26.72%) Apache
2 23 (17.56%) OpenStack
3 18 (13.74%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (6.87%) nginx
5 6 (4.58%) Drupal
6 5 (3.82%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.82%) Apache Solr
7 4 (3.05%) Node.js
8 3 (2.29%) IIS
9 2 (1.53%) CMS
9 2 (1.53%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.76%) Confluence
10 1 (0.76%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.76%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.76%) WordPress
10 1 (0.76%) Joomla!
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.85%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (12.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (10.69%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (10.69%) Rackspace Cloud
4 9 (6.87%) Joyent
5 7 (5.34%) GitHub
5 7 (5.34%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (4.58%) Heroku
7 2 (1.53%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.34%) Firewall
2 6 (4.58%) SSH
2 6 (4.58%) LDAP
3 5 (3.82%) VPN
3 5 (3.82%) SSL
3 5 (3.82%) BIG-IP
4 4 (3.05%) SAN
4 4 (3.05%) DNS
4 4 (3.05%) WAN
5 3 (2.29%) Internet
5 3 (2.29%) VLAN
5 3 (2.29%) NAS
5 3 (2.29%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.53%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (1.53%) AMQP
6 2 (1.53%) Wireless
6 2 (1.53%) IPsec
6 2 (1.53%) MPLS
6 2 (1.53%) LAN
6 2 (1.53%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (51.15%) MySQL
2 43 (32.82%) MongoDB
3 31 (23.66%) NoSQL
4 26 (19.85%) Big Data
5 22 (16.79%) Hadoop
5 22 (16.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (12.21%) Riak
6 16 (12.21%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (11.45%) CouchDB
8 14 (10.69%) Redis
9 5 (3.82%) SQL Server
10 4 (3.05%) DB2
10 4 (3.05%) Relational Database
11 3 (2.29%) HBase
12 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (1.53%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.76%) MarkLogic
13 1 (0.76%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 31 (23.66%) Jenkins
2 23 (17.56%) Git (software)
2 23 (17.56%) Subversion
3 15 (11.45%) Hudson
4 14 (10.69%) RSpec
5 11 (8.40%) Jasmine
6 4 (3.05%) JIRA
6 4 (3.05%) PHPUnit
7 3 (2.29%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.29%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.29%) WATIR
8 2 (1.53%) Selenium
8 2 (1.53%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 2 (1.53%) Maven
8 2 (1.53%) Ant
9 1 (0.76%) Sublime Text
General
1 11 (8.40%) Finance
2 5 (3.82%) Marketing
3 3 (2.29%) Retail
3 3 (2.29%) Publishing
4 1 (0.76%) Games
4 1 (0.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 41 (31.30%) Developer
2 36 (27.48%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (13.74%) Architect
4 17 (12.98%) Systems Administrator
5 16 (12.21%) Administrator
6 13 (9.92%) Ruby Developer
6 13 (9.92%) DevOps Architect
7 10 (7.63%) Software Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) PHP Developer
9 6 (4.58%) Lead Architect
9 6 (4.58%) Linux Administrator
9 6 (4.58%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 4 (3.05%) Drupal Developer
12 3 (2.29%) Node.js Developer
12 3 (2.29%) DevOps Administrator
12 3 (2.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 3 (2.29%) Python Developer
12 3 (2.29%) Linux Engineer
12 3 (2.29%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (26.72%) Web Services
2 25 (19.08%) HTML
2 25 (19.08%) LAMP
3 24 (18.32%) CSS
4 22 (16.79%) jQuery
5 18 (13.74%) Ruby on Rails
6 17 (12.98%) XML
6 17 (12.98%) HTML5
7 15 (11.45%) RESTful
8 14 (10.69%) CSS3
9 12 (9.16%) Symfony
10 11 (8.40%) Ajax
11 10 (7.63%) AngularJS
11 10 (7.63%) JSON
12 9 (6.87%) MCollective
13 7 (5.34%) SOAP
13 7 (5.34%) Memcached
13 7 (5.34%) RabbitMQ
14 6 (4.58%) REST
15 5 (3.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.69%) Open Source
2 7 (5.34%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.82%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.05%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.29%) New Media
5 3 (2.29%) Social Network
6 2 (1.53%) Online Gambling
6 2 (1.53%) Clustering
7 1 (0.76%) User Experience
7 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 74 (56.49%) Linux
2 33 (25.19%) CentOS
3 18 (13.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (11.45%) Debian
5 10 (7.63%) UNIX
6 9 (6.87%) Windows
7 7 (5.34%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.29%) SmartOS
10 3 (2.29%) Solaris
11 2 (1.53%) SUSE
12 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (57.25%) DevOps
2 58 (44.27%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (34.35%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (23.66%) Scrum
4 31 (23.66%) TDD
5 24 (18.32%) BDD
6 22 (16.79%) E-Commerce
7 16 (12.21%) OO
8 15 (11.45%) Software Engineering
8 15 (11.45%) Configuration Management
9 13 (9.92%) Kanban
10 12 (9.16%) SOA
10 12 (9.16%) OOP
11 11 (8.40%) MVC
12 8 (6.11%) Build Automation
13 5 (3.82%) OO PHP
13 5 (3.82%) Project Management
13 5 (3.82%) Migration
13 5 (3.82%) Automated Testing
13 5 (3.82%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 54 (41.22%) Ruby
2 45 (34.35%) Python
3 44 (33.59%) PHP
4 42 (32.06%) Java
5 37 (28.24%) JavaScript
6 32 (24.43%) Perl
7 26 (19.85%) Bash Shell
8 14 (10.69%) Scala
9 10 (7.63%) Shell Script
10 8 (6.11%) SQL
11 7 (5.34%) PHP5
12 4 (3.05%) Golang
13 2 (1.53%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.53%) C#
14 1 (0.76%) C++
14 1 (0.76%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.76%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 3 (2.29%) Degree
2 1 (0.76%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.76%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.29%) QA
2 2 (1.53%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (6.87%) Varnish
2 8 (6.11%) KVM
3 6 (4.58%) vCloud
4 5 (3.82%) Docker
4 5 (3.82%) Xen
5 3 (2.29%) NFS
6 2 (1.53%) HDFS
7 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 84 (64.12%) Puppet
2 74 (56.49%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (24.43%) Salt
4 25 (19.08%) Nagios
5 21 (16.03%) ZABBIX
6 18 (13.74%) Ansible
7 15 (11.45%) Cacti
8 14 (10.69%) Vagrant
9 5 (3.82%) logstash
9 5 (3.82%) HAProxy
10 4 (3.05%) collectd
10 4 (3.05%) StatsD
11 3 (2.29%) Munin
12 1 (0.76%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 29 (22.14%) Red Hat
2 11 (8.40%) Oracle
3 6 (4.58%) VMware
3 6 (4.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.58%) New Relic
3 6 (4.58%) SaltStack
4 5 (3.82%) SAP
5 4 (3.05%) Google
5 4 (3.05%) JBoss
6 3 (2.29%) Percona
7 2 (1.53%) Perforce
7 2 (1.53%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.53%) Citrix
7 2 (1.53%) Cisco
7 2 (1.53%) IBM
8 1 (0.76%) HP
8 1 (0.76%) Informatica
8 1 (0.76%) Netezza
8 1 (0.76%) Splunk
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