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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 71 - 51
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.46% - 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 1.15% - 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £363 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £538 £425
% change year-on-year
-35.81% +26.47%
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
261 329 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 40.09% 47.07% 43.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 214 116
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £188 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 13
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £11.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.43 £15.95 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South Wales - 3 £363 -
Rackspace
UK

Rackspace
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
1 5 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (100.00%) OpenStack
1 5 (100.00%) GitHub
1 5 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (100.00%) New Relic
1 5 (100.00%) Ansible
1 5 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps
1 5 (100.00%) AppDynamics
1 5 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Nagios
2 1 (20.00%) yum

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (100.00%) GitHub
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
1 5 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (100.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) Ansible
1 5 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (20.00%) Nagios
2 1 (20.00%) yum
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) AppDynamics
1 5 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 5 (100.00%) New Relic