The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank - 43 -
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - 0.48% -
As % of the Vendors category - 1.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
273 176 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 38.34% 41.90% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 92 92
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 14
Average hourly rate £11.25 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £10.94 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.60 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Rackspace
UK

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Rackspace
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Rackspace across the Wales region.

Rackspace Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
1 1 (100.00%) NFS
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) Nagios
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (100.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) FishEye
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Clojure
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Nagios
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
1 1 (100.00%) CFEngine
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) VMware