Period
to 18 November 2018

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 6 months to 18 November 2018 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.

Rackspace
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 161 172
Rank change year-on-year +2 +11 -
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 14 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.34% 0.098% 0.023%
As % of the Vendors category 0.72% 0.20% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 1
Berkshire median daily rate £600 £338 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.78% -19.64% -
10th Percentile £494 £263 £410
90th Percentile £638 £427 £430
South East median daily rate £513 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +28.13% -4.76% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East 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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Berkshire.

All Vendors
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,953 2,007 2,191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 48.08% 49.23% 51.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 912 1,024 1,134
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £213 £263 £225
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 86 129
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.03% +16.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £11.14 £10.73 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.60 £39.88 £43.62
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -2.94% +9.68% -13.89%

Rackspace
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Rackspace as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rackspace in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough -10 1 £513 +28.13%
Maidenhead - 1 £450 -
Rackspace
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 14 (100.00%) C#
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
1 14 (100.00%) OO
1 14 (100.00%) MVC
1 14 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 14 (100.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 14 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 14 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
1 14 (100.00%) Neo4j
1 14 (100.00%) Kafka
1 14 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
1 14 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 13 (92.86%) SignalR
2 13 (92.86%) Redis
2 13 (92.86%) Memcached
2 13 (92.86%) Apache Solr
2 13 (92.86%) Lucene
2 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 13 (92.86%) Asynchronous Programming
3 12 (85.71%) JSON
3 12 (85.71%) HTTP
3 12 (85.71%) B2B
3 12 (85.71%) Protocol Buffers
3 12 (85.71%) Apache Avro
4 11 (78.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (78.57%) ASP.NET
5 10 (71.43%) SOA
5 10 (71.43%) Multithreading
5 10 (71.43%) Mentoring

Rackspace
Co-occurring 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 14 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (92.86%) Apache Solr
3 4 (28.57%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 14 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 14 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 14 (100.00%) Neo4j
1 14 (100.00%) NoSQL
2 13 (92.86%) Redis
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Software Engineer
2 8 (57.14%) Developer
3 5 (35.71%) .NET Developer
4 3 (21.43%) .NET Software Developer
4 3 (21.43%) .NET Software Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
1 14 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 14 (100.00%) Kafka
1 14 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
2 13 (92.86%) Lucene
2 13 (92.86%) Memcached
2 13 (92.86%) SignalR
3 12 (85.71%) Apache Avro
3 12 (85.71%) JSON
3 12 (85.71%) Protocol Buffers
4 11 (78.57%) ASP.NET
4 11 (78.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (35.71%) Natural Language Processing
5 5 (35.71%) Task Parallel Library
5 5 (35.71%) WPF
6 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
7 3 (21.43%) D3.js
7 3 (21.43%) jQuery
7 3 (21.43%) LESS
7 3 (21.43%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) MVC
1 14 (100.00%) OO
2 13 (92.86%) Asynchronous Programming
3 12 (85.71%) B2B
4 10 (71.43%) Mentoring
4 10 (71.43%) Microservices
4 10 (71.43%) Multithreaded Programming
4 10 (71.43%) Multithreading
4 10 (71.43%) SOA
5 9 (64.29%) Open Source
5 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
6 5 (35.71%) Anomaly Detection
6 5 (35.71%) Machine Learning
7 4 (28.57%) Market Research
7 4 (28.57%) Web Development
8 3 (21.43%) Scrum
8 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
9 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) TypeScript
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft