The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 97 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.23% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.60% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Rackspace
Yorkshire

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

Vendors Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
665 638 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 38.91% 39.97% 38.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 343 268
Average daily rate £330 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 33 30
Average hourly rate £11.38 £13.65 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.04 £9.40 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.60 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Rackspace
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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
Leeds - 4 - - 1
Rackspace
Yorkshire

Rackspace
Top 13 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 4 (100.00%) MySQL
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Apache
1 4 (100.00%) Python
1 4 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (100.00%) Ruby
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 4 (100.00%) Puppet
1 4 (100.00%) OpenStack
1 4 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 4 (100.00%) Apache
1 4 (100.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Python
1 4 (100.00%) Ruby
1 4 (100.00%) Bash Shell
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) Puppet
1 4 (100.00%) Opscode Chef