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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 187 164 190
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +26
Permanent jobs citing Rackspace 6 17 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.14% 0.45% 0.024%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 1.03% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 1 17 1
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +11.36%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £49,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year
-18.36% +35.17%
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
1829 1646 1922
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 43.48% 43.56% 45.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1536 1413 1720
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 27 November 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 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) MongoDB
3 6 (75.00%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (75.00%) PHP
3 6 (75.00%) MySQL
4 5 (62.50%) CSS
4 5 (62.50%) HTML
4 5 (62.50%) OO
4 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (62.50%) MVC
4 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
4 5 (62.50%) Blog
4 5 (62.50%) Selenium
4 5 (62.50%) Symfony
4 5 (62.50%) Degree
4 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (62.50%) PHPUnit
4 5 (62.50%) Behat
4 5 (62.50%) Twitter
4 5 (62.50%) New Relic
4 5 (62.50%) OO PHP
4 5 (62.50%) GitHub
4 5 (62.50%) Bitbucket
4 5 (62.50%) User Experience
5 3 (37.50%) Puppet
5 3 (37.50%) DevOps
5 3 (37.50%) UNIX
6 2 (25.00%) Windows

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
1 1 (12.50%) Node.js
1 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
1 1 (12.50%) CloudStack
1 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) GitHub
2 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (12.50%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) MongoDB
2 6 (75.00%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (12.50%) Redis
3 1 (12.50%) Riak
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (62.50%) PHPUnit
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) Behat
2 5 (62.50%) Bitbucket
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (12.50%) Hudson
General
1 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Senior Developer
2 5 (62.50%) PHP Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Senior PHP Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) Symfony
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (12.50%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
1 5 (62.50%) Blog
1 5 (62.50%) User Experience
2 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Fedora
3 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (25.00%) CentOS
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) OO
2 5 (62.50%) MVC
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (62.50%) OO PHP
3 3 (37.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) MapReduce
4 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) PHP
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) Scala
4 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
2 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) Ansible
2 1 (12.50%) logstash
2 1 (12.50%) Salt
2 1 (12.50%) YUM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Twitter
1 5 (62.50%) New Relic
2 2 (25.00%) SaltStack
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) Perforce
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Google
3 1 (12.50%) Splunk
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft