The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 222 227 215
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Permanent jobs citing Rackspace 29 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.48% 0.033% 0.020%
As % of the Vendors category 1.12% 0.079% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 1
Average salary £70,000 £43,750 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% +36.71%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -
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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2583 2529 2238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 43.19% 41.57% 44.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2122 2015 1852
Average salary £39,000 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Rackspace
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Rackspace Salary Trend in the South West

Rackspace
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Rackspace across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Rackspace Salary Histogram in the South West

Rackspace
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Bristol +8 29 £70,000 +60.00%
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 45 (86.54%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (61.54%) Java
3 31 (59.62%) Web Services
3 31 (59.62%) Python
3 31 (59.62%) VMware
4 30 (57.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (55.77%) Google App Engine
5 29 (55.77%) Clojure
5 29 (55.77%) Git (software)
5 29 (55.77%) Gradle
5 29 (55.77%) OpenStack
5 29 (55.77%) Maven
5 29 (55.77%) Software Engineering
5 29 (55.77%) Ant
5 29 (55.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 28 (53.85%) Data Management
6 28 (53.85%) SaaS
6 28 (53.85%) PaaS
7 27 (51.92%) Docker
8 26 (50.00%) Linux
9 25 (48.08%) HP
9 25 (48.08%) Google
10 22 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (40.38%) Oracle
11 21 (40.38%) HP Helion
11 21 (40.38%) Artifactory
11 21 (40.38%) Jenkins
11 21 (40.38%) Hudson
11 21 (40.38%) Scala
12 20 (38.46%) Xen

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 29 (55.77%) OpenStack
2 10 (19.23%) Apache
3 3 (5.77%) nginx
4 2 (3.85%) Apache Solr
4 2 (3.85%) Node.js
4 2 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 8 (15.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.92%) Magento
2 1 (1.92%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 45 (86.54%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (55.77%) Google App Engine
2 29 (55.77%) Google Cloud Platform
3 28 (53.85%) SaaS
3 28 (53.85%) PaaS
4 21 (40.38%) HP Helion
5 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (7.69%) IaaS
7 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) MPLS
1 4 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) MySQL
2 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.85%) Redis
3 2 (3.85%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (55.77%) Ant
1 29 (55.77%) Maven
1 29 (55.77%) Git (software)
1 29 (55.77%) Gradle
2 21 (40.38%) Artifactory
2 21 (40.38%) Jenkins
2 21 (40.38%) Hudson
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
1 12 (23.08%) Marketing
2 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
3 8 (15.38%) Electronics
3 8 (15.38%) Manufacturing
4 4 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (55.77%) Software Engineer
2 21 (40.38%) Principal Software Engineer
2 21 (40.38%) Principal Engineer
3 16 (30.77%) Senior Software Engineer
4 15 (28.85%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (23.08%) Administrator
6 11 (21.15%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (17.31%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 9 (17.31%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (17.31%) DevOps Administrator
7 9 (17.31%) Development Engineer
8 5 (9.62%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 4 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
9 4 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
10 2 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 2 (3.85%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (59.62%) Web Services
2 13 (25.00%) LAMP
3 4 (7.69%) REST
4 3 (5.77%) Laravel
4 3 (5.77%) Spring
4 3 (5.77%) RESTful
5 2 (3.85%) Memcached
5 2 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (3.85%) Lucene
6 1 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (38.46%) Public Cloud
2 8 (15.38%) DTV
3 4 (7.69%) Visualisation
3 4 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.77%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (3.85%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 26 (50.00%) Linux
2 10 (19.23%) CentOS
3 9 (17.31%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (55.77%) Software Engineering
2 28 (53.85%) Data Management
3 22 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (36.54%) Continuous Delivery
6 18 (34.62%) SDLC
7 15 (28.85%) DevOps
8 10 (19.23%) Web Development
8 10 (19.23%) Configuration Management
9 9 (17.31%) Mentoring
10 8 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
10 8 (15.38%) Programme Management
10 8 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
11 6 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (7.69%) ITIL
12 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
12 4 (7.69%) Project Management
12 4 (7.69%) Service Management
13 3 (5.77%) OO
Programming Languages
1 32 (61.54%) Java
2 31 (59.62%) Python
3 29 (55.77%) Clojure
4 21 (40.38%) Scala
5 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
6 6 (11.54%) PHP
7 4 (7.69%) C++
8 3 (5.77%) Ruby
8 3 (5.77%) SQL
9 2 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (38.46%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.92%) PhD
System Software
1 30 (57.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (51.92%) Docker
3 20 (38.46%) LXC
3 20 (38.46%) KVM
3 20 (38.46%) Xen
4 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
5 2 (3.85%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 15 (28.85%) Puppet
2 5 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.77%) Vagrant
3 3 (5.77%) Nagios
3 3 (5.77%) Capistrano
4 2 (3.85%) Ansible
Vendors
1 31 (59.62%) VMware
2 25 (48.08%) Google
2 25 (48.08%) HP
3 21 (40.38%) Oracle
4 8 (15.38%) SAP
5 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.69%) Dell
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