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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 564 505 531
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +26
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 43 77 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.15% 0.038%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.33% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 55 15
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£425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £341 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-21.29% +3.33%
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
24357 23653 22103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.97% 44.93% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14074 13450 11763
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £222 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1123 1058 1214
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 2015.

Rackspace Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Rackspace
Top 18 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 22 May 2015. 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 -56 41 £425 - 42
London -28 25 £438 -9.09% 27
Leeds - 7 - -
West Yorkshire - 7 - -
Yorkshire - 7 - -
South East -15 5 £300 -14.28% 3
City of London +11 4 £525 +7.69% 2
West Midlands -9 2 £310 +5.08% 3
West Sussex -20 2 £300 -
Milton Keynes +3 1 £400 +14.28%
Buckinghamshire +2 1 £400 +14.28%
Hampshire - 1 £350 - 2
Andover - 1 £350 -
Bristol - 1 - - 6
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £240 -
Berkshire - 1 £240 -
South West - 1 - - 6

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (80.77%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (55.77%) Puppet
3 57 (54.81%) Linux
4 53 (50.96%) DevOps
5 50 (48.08%) Python
5 50 (48.08%) Ruby
6 49 (47.12%) Opscode Chef
7 44 (42.31%) MySQL
8 41 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (33.65%) Web Services
10 33 (31.73%) PHP
10 33 (31.73%) Configuration Management
11 30 (28.85%) OpenStack
12 28 (26.92%) Bash Shell
13 25 (24.04%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (24.04%) Apache
13 25 (24.04%) MongoDB
14 23 (22.12%) Ansible
15 20 (19.23%) Jenkins
15 20 (19.23%) Java
16 19 (18.27%) Open Source
16 19 (18.27%) TDD
17 18 (17.31%) Amazon EC2
18 17 (16.35%) Git (software)
18 17 (16.35%) Perl
19 16 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
19 16 (15.38%) Salt
20 15 (14.42%) Elasticsearch
20 15 (14.42%) Windows
20 15 (14.42%) CentOS

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 30 (28.85%) OpenStack
2 25 (24.04%) Apache
3 15 (14.42%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (9.62%) IIS
5 7 (6.73%) nginx
6 5 (4.81%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.81%) Node.js
7 2 (1.92%) Drupal
7 2 (1.92%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.92%) Confluence
8 1 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.96%) WordPress
8 1 (0.96%) CMS
8 1 (0.96%) JBoss
8 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.96%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 84 (80.77%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (17.31%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (14.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (11.54%) PaaS
5 10 (9.62%) SaaS
6 8 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (6.73%) IaaS
8 6 (5.77%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (3.85%) Rackspace Cloud
9 4 (3.85%) GitHub
9 4 (3.85%) Heroku
10 3 (2.88%) Google App Engine
10 3 (2.88%) Joyent
11 2 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.92%) Office 365
12 1 (0.96%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.54%) TCP/IP
2 10 (9.62%) SSL
3 9 (8.65%) HTTP
4 8 (7.69%) DNS
5 5 (4.81%) VPN
6 3 (2.88%) Internet
6 3 (2.88%) Firewall
7 2 (1.92%) LAN
7 2 (1.92%) WAN
7 2 (1.92%) DHCP
8 1 (0.96%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.96%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.96%) RTSP
8 1 (0.96%) MPLS
8 1 (0.96%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.96%) IPsec
8 1 (0.96%) LDAP
8 1 (0.96%) SMS
8 1 (0.96%) VoIP
8 1 (0.96%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (42.31%) MySQL
2 25 (24.04%) MongoDB
3 16 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (12.50%) NoSQL
5 11 (10.58%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (9.62%) Hadoop
7 9 (8.65%) Big Data
8 7 (6.73%) CouchDB
8 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
8 7 (6.73%) Riak
9 5 (4.81%) Redis
10 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (2.88%) RethinkDB
11 1 (0.96%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 20 (19.23%) Jenkins
2 17 (16.35%) Git (software)
3 14 (13.46%) Subversion
4 10 (9.62%) Hudson
5 7 (6.73%) RSpec
6 5 (4.81%) Jasmine
7 3 (2.88%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.92%) JIRA
8 2 (1.92%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.96%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.96%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.96%) NUnit
9 1 (0.96%) Maven
9 1 (0.96%) Selenium
9 1 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.96%) FishEye
9 1 (0.96%) Juju
General
1 6 (5.77%) Marketing
2 5 (4.81%) Publishing
3 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.92%) Finance
4 1 (0.96%) Banking
4 1 (0.96%) German Language
4 1 (0.96%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.96%) Games
4 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.96%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (26.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (16.35%) Developer
3 16 (15.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 12 (11.54%) Architect
5 7 (6.73%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (6.73%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 6 (5.77%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.77%) Administrator
7 5 (4.81%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (4.81%) DevOps Architect
8 4 (3.85%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.85%) Consultant
8 4 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.85%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
9 3 (2.88%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (2.88%) Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) Project Manager
10 2 (1.92%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (33.65%) Web Services
2 11 (10.58%) LAMP
2 11 (10.58%) .NET
3 10 (9.62%) Ruby on Rails
4 8 (7.69%) SOAP
5 6 (5.77%) HTML
6 4 (3.85%) REST
6 4 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (3.85%) RESTful
7 3 (2.88%) J2EE
7 3 (2.88%) ZeroMQ
7 3 (2.88%) React
8 2 (1.92%) MCollective
8 2 (1.92%) Apache Camel
8 2 (1.92%) OSGi
8 2 (1.92%) CSS
8 2 (1.92%) XML
8 2 (1.92%) Apache Flex
8 2 (1.92%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.27%) Open Source
2 5 (4.81%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.85%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.88%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.88%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.92%) Clustering
5 2 (1.92%) DataPower
6 1 (0.96%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.96%) Social Media
6 1 (0.96%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.96%) DTV
6 1 (0.96%) BBC
6 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (54.81%) Linux
2 15 (14.42%) Windows
2 15 (14.42%) CentOS
3 9 (8.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (6.73%) Debian
4 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.85%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.88%) UNIX
8 2 (1.92%) CoreOS
8 2 (1.92%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (50.96%) DevOps
2 41 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (31.73%) Configuration Management
4 25 (24.04%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (18.27%) TDD
6 13 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 13 (12.50%) BDD
7 12 (11.54%) Migration
8 10 (9.62%) OO
8 10 (9.62%) ITIL
8 10 (9.62%) Scrum
9 9 (8.65%) SOA
10 8 (7.69%) MVC
11 7 (6.73%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (5.77%) Load Balancing
12 6 (5.77%) Software Engineering
13 5 (4.81%) Change Management
13 5 (4.81%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (4.81%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 50 (48.08%) Python
1 50 (48.08%) Ruby
2 33 (31.73%) PHP
3 28 (26.92%) Bash Shell
4 20 (19.23%) Java
5 17 (16.35%) Perl
6 14 (13.46%) SQL
7 7 (6.73%) Scala
7 7 (6.73%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.81%) Go
9 4 (3.85%) C#
9 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.85%) Clojure
10 3 (2.88%) Haskell
10 3 (2.88%) Erlang
10 3 (2.88%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.96%) C++
11 1 (0.96%) C
11 1 (0.96%) Tcl
11 1 (0.96%) RubyMotion
Qualifications
1 7 (6.73%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.88%) CCNA
4 2 (1.92%) CCNP
4 2 (1.92%) CISSP
4 2 (1.92%) CISM
4 2 (1.92%) Degree
4 2 (1.92%) JNCIA
4 2 (1.92%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) SLA
2 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (7.69%) Docker
1 8 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.81%) vCloud
3 3 (2.88%) vSphere
4 1 (0.96%) Varnish
4 1 (0.96%) XenApp
4 1 (0.96%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 58 (55.77%) Puppet
2 49 (47.12%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (22.12%) Ansible
4 16 (15.38%) Salt
5 11 (10.58%) Nagios
6 10 (9.62%) ZABBIX
7 8 (7.69%) Cacti
8 7 (6.73%) Vagrant
9 4 (3.85%) logstash
10 3 (2.88%) Mesos
11 2 (1.92%) yum
12 1 (0.96%) Munin
12 1 (0.96%) SCOM
12 1 (0.96%) Cobbler
12 1 (0.96%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.96%) Opsview
12 1 (0.96%) Pingdom
12 1 (0.96%) Graphite
Vendors
1 14 (13.46%) Red Hat
2 12 (11.54%) Google
3 10 (9.62%) VMware
4 5 (4.81%) Cisco
4 5 (4.81%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.85%) Oracle
6 3 (2.88%) Teradata
6 3 (2.88%) IBM
6 3 (2.88%) DigitalOcean
7 2 (1.92%) Apigee
7 2 (1.92%) Mashery
7 2 (1.92%) SaltStack
7 2 (1.92%) BMC
7 2 (1.92%) EMC
7 2 (1.92%) Intel
7 2 (1.92%) Zend
8 1 (0.96%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.96%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.96%) SAP
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