The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Sussex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 38 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.36% - -
As % of the Vendors category 3.14% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
159 224 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 43.32% 51.14% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 133 124
Average daily rate £350 £400 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +18.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £26.00 £14.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.53% +74.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £15.25 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £36.95 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Rackspace
South East

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Rackspace
Top 21 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) PHP
1 6 (100.00%) MySQL
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) OO
1 6 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (100.00%) nginx
1 6 (100.00%) Smarty
1 6 (100.00%) HTML5
1 6 (100.00%) CSS3
1 6 (100.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
1 6 (100.00%) Rackspace Cloud
1 6 (100.00%) PHP5
1 6 (100.00%) jQuery
2 3 (50.00%) Zend
2 3 (50.00%) Zend Framework
2 3 (50.00%) Sublime Text
3 2 (33.33%) CMS
3 2 (33.33%) Symfony
3 2 (33.33%) OO PHP

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 6 (100.00%) nginx
2 2 (33.33%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) Rackspace Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (100.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 3 (50.00%) Sublime Text
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) PHP Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (16.67%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 1 (16.67%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) Smarty
1 6 (100.00%) HTML5
1 6 (100.00%) CSS3
1 6 (100.00%) jQuery
2 3 (50.00%) Zend Framework
3 2 (33.33%) Symfony
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) PHP
1 6 (100.00%) PHP5
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Zend