The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 244 206 255
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +49
Permanent jobs citing Rackspace 8 33 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.49% 0.050%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 1.08% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 6 33 4
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,850 £29,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £55,000 £43,400
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Rackspace
England

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

Vendors Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3247 3049 3653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.41% 45.46% 46.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2764 2553 3215
Average salary £39,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,600 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Rackspace
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Rackspace Salary Trend in the North West

Rackspace
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Rackspace across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Rackspace Salary Histogram in the North West

Rackspace
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -1 6 £35,000 +13.82% 5
Merseyside +4 2 £34,500 +6.15%
Manchester -23 2 - -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
2 10 (76.92%) HTML
3 9 (69.23%) MySQL
3 9 (69.23%) Linux
4 8 (61.54%) PHP
4 8 (61.54%) CSS
5 6 (46.15%) MongoDB
5 6 (46.15%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (38.46%) SQL
6 5 (38.46%) OO
6 5 (38.46%) Python
6 5 (38.46%) MVC
6 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (38.46%) Degree
6 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
6 5 (38.46%) Blog
6 5 (38.46%) Selenium
6 5 (38.46%) Symfony
6 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
6 5 (38.46%) PHPUnit
6 5 (38.46%) Behat
6 5 (38.46%) Twitter
6 5 (38.46%) GitHub
6 5 (38.46%) Bitbucket
6 5 (38.46%) New Relic
6 5 (38.46%) OO PHP
6 5 (38.46%) User Experience
7 4 (30.77%) Web Services
7 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 (23.08%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
3 1 (7.69%) CloudStack
3 1 (7.69%) uWSGI
3 1 (7.69%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) GitHub
2 3 (23.08%) Rackspace Cloud
3 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (7.69%) SaaS
4 1 (7.69%) PaaS
4 1 (7.69%) IaaS
4 1 (7.69%) Terremark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) MySQL
2 6 (46.15%) MongoDB
3 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
5 1 (7.69%) Riak
5 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
5 1 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
1 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
1 5 (38.46%) PHPUnit
1 5 (38.46%) Behat
1 5 (38.46%) Bitbucket
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) Hudson
2 1 (7.69%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 8 (61.54%) PHP Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Web Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Senior Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Senior PHP Developer
4 3 (23.08%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Python Software Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Django Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Python/Django Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) HTML
2 8 (61.54%) CSS
3 6 (46.15%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (38.46%) Symfony
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) Flask
6 3 (23.08%) Ajax
6 3 (23.08%) JSON
6 3 (23.08%) SOAP
6 3 (23.08%) jQuery
6 3 (23.08%) CSS3
6 3 (23.08%) SQLAlchemy
6 3 (23.08%) HTML5
7 2 (15.38%) .NET
7 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
8 1 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (7.69%) ZeroMQ
8 1 (7.69%) RESTful
8 1 (7.69%) Django
8 1 (7.69%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
1 5 (38.46%) Blog
1 5 (38.46%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Online Games
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) OO
1 5 (38.46%) MVC
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (38.46%) OO PHP
2 3 (23.08%) TDD
2 3 (23.08%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) OOP
3 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
3 2 (15.38%) System Testing
4 1 (7.69%) MapReduce
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
2 8 (61.54%) PHP
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
4 2 (15.38%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) C
5 1 (7.69%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) XenServer
1 1 (7.69%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
1 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.69%) Ansible
2 1 (7.69%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Twitter
1 5 (38.46%) New Relic
2 2 (15.38%) Google
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Perforce
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
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