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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 119 123 117
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 14 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.078% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 1.13% 0.17% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 3
Median daily rate £525 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.66%
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
1234 1167 1167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 45.12% 45.53% 48.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 575 590
Median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £200 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 56 110
Median hourly rate £15.43 £15.83 £16.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.52% -3.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.69 £10.33 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £31.44 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 12 £513 -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 14 (100.00%) Linux
1 14 (100.00%) Puppet
1 14 (100.00%) Ansible
1 14 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (92.86%) DevOps
2 13 (92.86%) Python
2 13 (92.86%) PHP
2 13 (92.86%) Ruby
3 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (85.71%) Configuration Management
3 12 (85.71%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (85.71%) Salt
3 12 (85.71%) Jenkins
4 11 (78.57%) Web Operations
4 11 (78.57%) Web Services
4 11 (78.57%) Git (software)
4 11 (78.57%) HTTP
4 11 (78.57%) TCP/IP
4 11 (78.57%) SSL
4 11 (78.57%) Subversion
4 11 (78.57%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (71.43%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (71.43%) MySQL
5 10 (71.43%) Open Source
5 10 (71.43%) MongoDB
6 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
7 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
8 3 (21.43%) nginx
8 3 (21.43%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (21.43%) Amazon S3

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 3 (21.43%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (21.43%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 12 (85.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon S3
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (21.43%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (21.43%) Route 53
2 3 (21.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) HTTP
1 11 (78.57%) SSL
1 11 (78.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) MongoDB
1 10 (71.43%) MySQL
1 10 (71.43%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Jenkins
2 11 (78.57%) Git (software)
2 11 (78.57%) Subversion
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) WebOps Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Senior DevOps
2 5 (35.71%) Senior WebOps Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) Web Services
2 3 (21.43%) ELK Stack
2 3 (21.43%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (21.43%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) DevOps
2 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) Configuration Management
3 11 (78.57%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (78.57%) Web Operations
4 10 (71.43%) Open Source
5 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.14%) Line Management
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) PHP
1 13 (92.86%) Python
1 13 (92.86%) Ruby
2 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 14 (100.00%) Ansible
1 14 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (100.00%) Puppet
2 12 (85.71%) Salt
3 3 (21.43%) collectd
3 3 (21.43%) Kibana
3 3 (21.43%) logstash
3 3 (21.43%) StatsD
3 3 (21.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) SaltStack