The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 190 164 195
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +31
Permanent jobs citing Rackspace 3 15 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.071% 0.40% 0.023%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.91% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 0 15 1
Average salary - £49,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.36%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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 Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1836 1641 1961
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 43.48% 43.60% 44.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1555 1409 1748
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Rackspace
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Rackspace Salary Trend in Manchester

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) PHP
2 5 (83.33%) Twitter
2 5 (83.33%) New Relic
2 5 (83.33%) MySQL
2 5 (83.33%) OO
2 5 (83.33%) MVC
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) OO PHP
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (83.33%) PHPUnit
2 5 (83.33%) Symfony
2 5 (83.33%) Behat
2 5 (83.33%) Bitbucket
2 5 (83.33%) User Experience
2 5 (83.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (83.33%) Blog
2 5 (83.33%) GitHub
3 1 (16.67%) Online Games
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Puppet
3 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
1 1 (16.67%) CloudStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) GitHub
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (16.67%) Rackspace Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) MongoDB
2 5 (83.33%) MySQL
3 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (16.67%) Riak
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
1 5 (83.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (83.33%) PHPUnit
1 5 (83.33%) Behat
1 5 (83.33%) Bitbucket
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Hudson
General
1 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) Senior Developer
2 5 (83.33%) PHP Developer
2 5 (83.33%) Senior PHP Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) Symfony
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (16.67%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Computer Science
1 5 (83.33%) Blog
1 5 (83.33%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Online Games
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) OO
1 5 (83.33%) MVC
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (83.33%) OO PHP
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
1 5 (83.33%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
1 1 (16.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Twitter
1 5 (83.33%) New Relic
2 1 (16.67%) Perforce
2 1 (16.67%) Google