The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 427 397 430
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +33
Permanent jobs citing Rackspace 9 24 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.043% 0.12% 0.028%
As % of the Vendors category 0.086% 0.24% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 4 24 2
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £40,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,550 £55,750 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +18.34%
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 South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10462 9987 10786
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 50.45% 48.25% 50.26%
Number of salaries quoted 8335 7739 8844
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Rackspace
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Rackspace Salary Trend in the South East

Rackspace
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
(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
Berkshire -8 4 £59,000 +12.38% 1
Hampshire -9 2 £56,250 +40.62%
Surrey -11 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £57,500 - 1
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 (61.11%) Linux
2 10 (55.56%) DevOps
3 9 (50.00%) MySQL
4 8 (44.44%) Configuration Management
5 7 (38.89%) OOP
5 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (33.33%) OO
6 6 (33.33%) Python
6 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 6 (33.33%) MongoDB
6 6 (33.33%) NoSQL
6 6 (33.33%) Redis
6 6 (33.33%) OpenStack
7 5 (27.78%) Puppet
7 5 (27.78%) VMware
7 5 (27.78%) Google
8 4 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (22.22%) Ruby
8 4 (22.22%) Electronic Design Automation
8 4 (22.22%) RDBMS
8 4 (22.22%) REST
8 4 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (22.22%) Apache Solr
8 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
8 4 (22.22%) Dependency Management
8 4 (22.22%) collectd

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 6 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 4 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (22.22%) Apache Solr
3 2 (11.11%) Node.js
4 1 (5.56%) IIS
4 1 (5.56%) Apache
4 1 (5.56%) CMS
4 1 (5.56%) Drupal
4 1 (5.56%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (16.67%) Terremark
3 1 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.56%) SaaS
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) OpenFlow
2 2 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (5.56%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) MySQL
2 6 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 6 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 6 (33.33%) Redis
3 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
3 4 (22.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.11%) Bitbucket
1 2 (11.11%) Grunt
1 2 (11.11%) Bower
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Systems Administrator
1 5 (27.78%) Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) Head of Architecture
3 3 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Cloud Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.56%) LAMP Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead PHP Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
1 4 (22.22%) REST
2 3 (16.67%) HTML5
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) CSS
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) LAMP
3 2 (11.11%) Symfony
3 2 (11.11%) CSS3
3 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 2 (11.11%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (11.11%) Doctrine
4 1 (5.56%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) CentOS
2 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Debian
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) CoreOS
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX
4 1 (5.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) DevOps
2 8 (44.44%) Configuration Management
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) OOP
4 6 (33.33%) OO
4 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 4 (22.22%) Electronic Design Automation
5 4 (22.22%) Dependency Management
6 3 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL
6 3 (16.67%) eTOM
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.11%) MVC
8 1 (5.56%) Scrum
8 1 (5.56%) Content Management
8 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.56%) SOA
8 1 (5.56%) Online Marketing
8 1 (5.56%) High Availability
8 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Python
2 4 (22.22%) Ruby
3 3 (16.67%) PHP
4 2 (11.11%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Java
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.56%) PHP5
5 1 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) CCNP
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Varnish
2 1 (5.56%) KVM
2 1 (5.56%) Docker
2 1 (5.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Puppet
2 4 (22.22%) collectd
2 4 (22.22%) Graphite
3 3 (16.67%) logstash
3 3 (16.67%) StatsD
3 3 (16.67%) Vagrant
3 3 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (11.11%) Salt
5 1 (5.56%) HAProxy
5 1 (5.56%) Ansible
5 1 (5.56%) Nagios
5 1 (5.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) VMware
1 5 (27.78%) Google
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 2 (11.11%) SaltStack
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Zend
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