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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 110 98 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.099% 0.29% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.77% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £538 £425
% change year-on-year
-35.81% +26.47%
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
735 651 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 36.33% 37.16% 40.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 430 341
Average daily rate £400 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 25
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +10.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.48 £10.30 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £16.72 £23.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Rackspace Daily Rate 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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -11 2 £375 -
Rackspace
Yorkshire

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (80.00%) Puppet
1 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (80.00%) DevOps
1 4 (80.00%) SaltStack
2 3 (60.00%) Ansible
2 3 (60.00%) Vagrant
2 3 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (60.00%) Web Operations
2 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Perl
2 3 (60.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) Ruby
3 2 (40.00%) Google
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Apache
3 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (40.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (20.00%) Confluence
2 1 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (40.00%) Google App Engine
2 2 (40.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) GitHub
3 1 (20.00%) IaaS
3 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (20.00%) HBase
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (20.00%) Redis
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (60.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (20.00%) FishEye
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) Maven
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Replication
1 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) CentOS
2 1 (20.00%) Fedora
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Web Operations
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Perl
1 3 (60.00%) Python
1 3 (60.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 1 (20.00%) HDFS
4 1 (20.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Puppet
2 3 (60.00%) Ansible
2 3 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (20.00%) logstash
3 1 (20.00%) Salt
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (20.00%) SCOM
3 1 (20.00%) yum
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) SaltStack
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Google
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) Splunk