The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 199 214 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Permanent jobs citing Rackspace 26 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.019% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.93% 0.038% -
Number of salaries quoted 14 1 0
Average salary £28,750 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.85% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
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 West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2807 2638 2812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.93% 48.85% 50.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2293 2200 2353
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Rackspace
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Rackspace Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Rackspace
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Rackspace across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Rackspace Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Rackspace
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Warwickshire - 9 £30,000 -
Wolverhampton - 5 - -
Coventry - 4 £37,500 -
Birmingham -7 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 25 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 24 (68.57%) .NET
3 23 (65.71%) CSS
4 20 (57.14%) PHP
5 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (51.43%) HTML
7 16 (45.71%) Web Services
7 16 (45.71%) Git (software)
7 16 (45.71%) Amazon AWS
8 15 (42.86%) ASP.NET
9 14 (40.00%) AngularJS
10 13 (37.14%) WordPress
11 12 (34.29%) MVC
12 11 (31.43%) C#
12 11 (31.43%) Java
12 11 (31.43%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (31.43%) DevOps
13 10 (28.57%) jQuery
13 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (25.71%) Linux
14 9 (25.71%) OOP
14 9 (25.71%) Opscode Chef
14 9 (25.71%) RESTful
15 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
15 8 (22.86%) PHPUnit
15 8 (22.86%) Laravel
15 8 (22.86%) Backbone.js
15 8 (22.86%) User Experience
15 8 (22.86%) cPanel
15 8 (22.86%) API Development

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 13 (37.14%) WordPress
2 7 (20.00%) OpenStack
3 4 (11.43%) IIS
4 3 (8.57%) Node.js
5 2 (5.71%) Apache
6 1 (2.86%) CMS
6 1 (2.86%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 16 (45.71%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (20.00%) Heroku
3 7 (20.00%) Rackspace Cloud
3 7 (20.00%) Joyent
3 7 (20.00%) IaaS
3 7 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Internet
2 2 (5.71%) Firewall
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (5.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 6 (17.14%) MongoDB
3 5 (14.29%) MySQL
4 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
4 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (11.43%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (45.71%) Git (software)
2 8 (22.86%) PHPUnit
3 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
3 4 (11.43%) Subversion
General
1 8 (22.86%) Games
2 7 (20.00%) Advertising
3 2 (5.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (74.29%) Developer
2 11 (31.43%) .NET Developer
3 9 (25.71%) Administrator
3 9 (25.71%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (25.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 9 (25.71%) Linux Administrator
4 8 (22.86%) Web Developer
5 5 (14.29%) PHP Developer
6 4 (11.43%) PHP Web Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Linux Administrator
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.71%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (68.57%) .NET
2 23 (65.71%) CSS
3 18 (51.43%) HTML
4 16 (45.71%) Web Services
5 15 (42.86%) ASP.NET
6 14 (40.00%) AngularJS
7 11 (31.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (28.57%) jQuery
9 9 (25.71%) RESTful
10 8 (22.86%) Symfony
10 8 (22.86%) CodeIgniter
10 8 (22.86%) Laravel
10 8 (22.86%) Backbone.js
11 7 (20.00%) Task Parallel Library
11 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (20.00%) .NET Framework
12 6 (17.14%) HTML5
13 4 (11.43%) CSS3
13 4 (11.43%) Smarty
13 4 (11.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) User Experience
2 7 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 7 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 7 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) PKI
4 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) MVC
3 11 (31.43%) DevOps
4 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (25.71%) OOP
6 8 (22.86%) Time Management
6 8 (22.86%) API Development
7 7 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 7 (20.00%) SOA
7 7 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
8 4 (11.43%) Information Architecture
8 4 (11.43%) SEO
8 4 (11.43%) API Integration
9 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity
9 2 (5.71%) Server Building
9 2 (5.71%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (5.71%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 20 (57.14%) PHP
3 11 (31.43%) C#
3 11 (31.43%) Java
4 7 (20.00%) SQL
5 4 (11.43%) ActionScript
5 4 (11.43%) Python
5 4 (11.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (22.86%) cPanel
3 7 (20.00%) Ansible
3 7 (20.00%) Puppet
3 7 (20.00%) Vagrant
4 2 (5.71%) logstash
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) Google
3 4 (11.43%) New Relic
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco
4 2 (5.71%) Atlassian