The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 26 September 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank - - 121
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category - - 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
-15.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Rackspace
England

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

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1524 1090 1281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 46.82% 43.70% 49.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 523 607
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £593 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 79 91
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.00 £9.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.76 £29.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Rackspace as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Rackspace
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Rackspace Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 10 (83.33%) Windows
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 10 (83.33%) Citrix
1 10 (83.33%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (75.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (75.00%) Migration
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (66.67%) XenDesktop
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
5 6 (50.00%) NetScaler
5 6 (50.00%) XenServer
5 6 (50.00%) Project Management
6 2 (16.67%) DevOps
6 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) IBM
6 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
7 1 (8.33%) CentOS
7 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
7 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (8.33%) VMware
7 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
7 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
7 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (8.33%) Ruby

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
Cloud Services
1 10 (83.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) Google App Engine
3 1 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (8.33%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (8.33%) Travis CI
2 1 (8.33%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Cloud Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Migration Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Cloud Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Migration Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) FMCG
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Migration
2 6 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (8.33%) Server Building
4 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
4 1 (8.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (8.33%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (8.33%) Python
1 1 (8.33%) Ruby
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) XenDesktop
3 6 (50.00%) XenServer
4 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (8.33%) Ansible
2 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Dell
3 1 (8.33%) Google
3 1 (8.33%) New Relic
3 1 (8.33%) SaltStack
3 1 (8.33%) VMware