The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Rackspace.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank - 104 139
Permanent jobs citing Rackspace 0 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.70% 0.050%
As % of the Vendors category - 1.64% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 0 11 1
Average salary - £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +18.34%
Rackspace
North West

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

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
855 671 886
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 45.72% 42.93% 44.46%
Number of salaries quoted 691 510 675
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Rackspace
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Rackspace across the Cheshire region.

Rackspace Salary Trend in Cheshire

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Rackspace.

1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) MySQL
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) Python
3 4 (57.14%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (57.14%) Flask
4 3 (42.86%) HTML5
4 3 (42.86%) CSS3
4 3 (42.86%) JSON
4 3 (42.86%) jQuery
4 3 (42.86%) SQLAlchemy
4 3 (42.86%) SOA
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) Ajax
4 3 (42.86%) Apache
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) CSS
4 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 3 (42.86%) PHP
4 3 (42.86%) Jinja
5 2 (28.57%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) OOP
5 2 (28.57%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 2 (28.57%) System Testing

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Rackspace. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) nginx
2 1 (14.29%) OpenStack
2 1 (14.29%) uWSGI
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (28.57%) Rackspace Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) IaaS
2 1 (14.29%) Terremark
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) SaaS
2 1 (14.29%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) MySQL
1 4 (57.14%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Web Developer
3 3 (42.86%) PHP Developer
3 3 (42.86%) PHP Web Developer
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Web Developer
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Python Software Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Django Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Python/Django Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (14.29%) Architect
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 4 (57.14%) Flask
3 3 (42.86%) Jinja
3 3 (42.86%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) SQLAlchemy
3 3 (42.86%) HTML5
3 3 (42.86%) CSS3
3 3 (42.86%) Ajax
3 3 (42.86%) JSON
3 3 (42.86%) CSS
3 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) Django
5 1 (14.29%) Pyramid
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) SOA
1 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) OOP
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) System Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Python
4 3 (42.86%) PHP
5 2 (28.57%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) XenServer
1 1 (14.29%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
1 1 (14.29%) VMware
1 1 (14.29%) Google