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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 125 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.13% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £500 £323
% change year-on-year
-24.75% +55.03%
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
944 723 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 41.40% 42.63% 42.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 403 348
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 37 42
Average hourly rate £13.60 £10.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.47% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.04 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.14%

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 2 September 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
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Rackspace
Yorkshire

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) Python
1 9 (100.00%) Ruby
1 9 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 9 (100.00%) Puppet
1 9 (100.00%) DevOps
2 8 (88.89%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (88.89%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (77.78%) Apache
3 7 (77.78%) MySQL
4 6 (66.67%) Configuration Management
4 6 (66.67%) OpenStack
5 3 (33.33%) Vagrant
5 3 (33.33%) SaltStack
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) Perl
5 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 2 (22.22%) Google
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (22.22%) Google App Engine
6 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
6 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
6 2 (22.22%) vSphere
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) Ansible

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) Apache
2 6 (66.67%) OpenStack
3 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (11.11%) Confluence
3 1 (11.11%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 9 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (88.89%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (22.22%) Google App Engine
3 2 (22.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (11.11%) PaaS
4 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 1 (11.11%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) FishEye
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (66.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps Administrator
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Fedora
3 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
3 1 (11.11%) CentOS
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) DevOps
2 6 (66.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Python
1 9 (100.00%) Ruby
1 9 (100.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (100.00%) Puppet
2 8 (88.89%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (33.33%) Vagrant
4 2 (22.22%) Ansible
5 1 (11.11%) logstash
5 1 (11.11%) yum
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
1 3 (33.33%) SaltStack
2 2 (22.22%) Google
3 1 (11.11%) Splunk
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat