The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Rackspace.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rackspace
South East / Berkshire
Rank 98 119 131
Rank change year-on-year +21 +12  
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.11% 0.12% 0.069%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £488 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £425 £355
% change year-on-year -3.23% +19.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Rackspace is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 928 1288 1399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 50.66% 52.44% 48.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 661 685
Median daily rate £400 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% -0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 48 42
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Rackspace
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Rackspace as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Rackspace in Berkshire

Rackspace
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Rackspace in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Rackspace in Berkshire

Rackspace
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +20 2 - -
Rackspace
South East

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 3 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) Programme Management
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) MS Project
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Postgraduate
2 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) PMI
2 2 (66.67%) PMP
2 2 (66.67%) PMI Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) CMMI
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) SoftLayer
2 2 (66.67%) Private Cloud
2 2 (66.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (66.67%) Public Cloud
2 2 (66.67%) Presales
2 2 (66.67%) Matrix Organization
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (66.67%) Resource Allocation
3 1 (33.33%) Java

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (66.67%) SoftLayer
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Engagement Manager
1 2 (66.67%) ERP Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (66.67%) PMI
1 2 (66.67%) Private Cloud
1 2 (66.67%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) CMMI
2 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Matrix Organization
2 2 (66.67%) Presales
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Programme Management
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Resource Allocation
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) PMI Certification
1 2 (66.67%) PMP
1 2 (66.67%) Postgraduate
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft