The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 72 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.23% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.55% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£550 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £388 £320
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +21.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Rackspace
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Vendors Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
366 308 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 41.54% 41.29% 48.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 186 151
Average daily rate £350 £385 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +21.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £497 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 19
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -1.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.35 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
West Wales - 1 £550 -
Rackspace
UK

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) SaltStack
2 1 (50.00%) AppDynamics
2 1 (50.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Fedora
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Public Cloud
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Fedora
1 1 (50.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) CentOS
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
1 1 (50.00%) Vagrant
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (50.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (50.00%) SaltStack
1 1 (50.00%) AppDynamics