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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 121 111 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.084% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1370 1210 895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.85% 50.63% 49.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 582 386
Average daily rate £363 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £213 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £479 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 89 113
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 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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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
Shropshire - 1 - -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (75.00%) Puppet
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (50.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (50.00%) Joyent
2 2 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Vagrant
2 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (50.00%) Ansible
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) SaltStack

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (50.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (50.00%) Joyent
1 2 (50.00%) IaaS
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Puppet
2 2 (50.00%) Vagrant
2 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (50.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) SaltStack