The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 29 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.

Rackspace
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 523 573 556
Rank change year-on-year +50 -17  
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 54 53 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 43 32
Median daily rate £425 £450 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £343 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £425 £310
% change year-on-year -3.23% +37.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18268 21697 21985
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.77% 43.68% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11388 13383 12701
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 765 944
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.26 £50.00 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Rackspace
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Rackspace
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rackspace in England

Rackspace
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rackspace in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Rackspace in England

Rackspace
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the England region over the 3 months to 29 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
London +23 26 £475 -2.56% 16
Yorkshire +24 9 £350 -22.22% 4
South East +14 9 £301 -29.11% 2
West Midlands +19 6 £513 +70.83%
North West +30 1 £475 -13.63% 1
East of England -2 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Rackspace
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 78 (69.64%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (64.29%) DevOps
3 63 (56.25%) Linux
4 62 (55.36%) Web Services
5 56 (50.00%) Puppet
6 54 (48.21%) Opscode Chef
7 53 (47.32%) Python
8 49 (43.75%) Ruby
9 48 (42.86%) Jenkins
10 45 (40.18%) PHP
11 44 (39.29%) Ansible
11 44 (39.29%) Salt
12 42 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (36.61%) Git (software)
13 41 (36.61%) MySQL
14 40 (35.71%) Configuration Management
15 35 (31.25%) Subversion
16 33 (29.46%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (27.68%) MongoDB
17 31 (27.68%) HTTP
18 30 (26.79%) PostgreSQL
18 30 (26.79%) Open Source
19 27 (24.11%) TCP/IP
20 26 (23.21%) SSL
21 23 (20.54%) Java
21 23 (20.54%) Windows
22 22 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
23 21 (18.75%) Elastic Stack
24 19 (16.96%) Vagrant
24 19 (16.96%) OpenStack

Rackspace
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 19 (16.96%) OpenStack
2 18 (16.07%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (13.39%) nginx
4 12 (10.71%) Apache
4 12 (10.71%) IIS
5 8 (7.14%) WordPress
6 6 (5.36%) SharePoint
7 5 (4.46%) Apache Spark
7 5 (4.46%) CMS
8 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (3.57%) Joomla!
9 3 (2.68%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.79%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.79%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.89%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 78 (69.64%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (11.61%) IaaS
4 12 (10.71%) GitHub
5 11 (9.82%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (7.14%) Loggly
6 8 (7.14%) Sumo Logic
7 5 (4.46%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (4.46%) Route 53
8 4 (3.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (3.57%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (3.57%) Office 365
8 4 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (2.68%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (2.68%) Amazon S3
10 2 (1.79%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (1.79%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (1.79%) SaaS
10 2 (1.79%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (27.68%) HTTP
2 27 (24.11%) TCP/IP
3 26 (23.21%) SSL
4 11 (9.82%) DNS
5 9 (8.04%) Firewall
6 8 (7.14%) LAN
6 8 (7.14%) SAN
6 8 (7.14%) WAN
7 7 (6.25%) Internet
7 7 (6.25%) VPN
8 6 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (3.57%) Intranet
9 4 (3.57%) IPv4
9 4 (3.57%) IPv6
9 4 (3.57%) MPLS
9 4 (3.57%) NAS
9 4 (3.57%) Network Security
9 4 (3.57%) Wireless
10 3 (2.68%) VLAN
11 2 (1.79%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (36.61%) MySQL
2 31 (27.68%) MongoDB
3 30 (26.79%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (8.93%) Relational Database
5 8 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (7.14%) Redis
6 7 (6.25%) Riak
6 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
7 5 (4.46%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (4.46%) Hadoop
7 5 (4.46%) HBase
7 5 (4.46%) InfluxDB
8 3 (2.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.79%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.89%) Big Data
10 1 (0.89%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 41 (36.61%) Git (software)
3 35 (31.25%) Subversion
4 19 (16.96%) Vagrant
5 16 (14.29%) Maven
6 10 (8.93%) Grunt
7 7 (6.25%) NUnit
8 6 (5.36%) Ant
8 6 (5.36%) Gradle
9 3 (2.68%) GitLab
10 1 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.89%) Hudson
10 1 (0.89%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (11.61%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Advertising
2 8 (7.14%) Legal
2 8 (7.14%) Retail
3 4 (3.57%) Banking
3 4 (3.57%) Marketing
4 2 (1.79%) Back Office
4 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (25.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (16.96%) Developer
3 16 (14.29%) AWS DevOps
4 11 (9.82%) AWS Engineer
4 11 (9.82%) Senior DevOps
5 9 (8.04%) Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) DBA
5 9 (8.04%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (8.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 9 (8.04%) SQL DBA
6 8 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) Azure DevOps
7 7 (6.25%) Environment Manager
7 7 (6.25%) Ruby Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) C# Developer
8 6 (5.36%) SQL Developer
8 6 (5.36%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (55.36%) Web Services
2 21 (18.75%) Elastic Stack
3 15 (13.39%) LAMP
4 13 (11.61%) AngularJS
4 13 (11.61%) LEMP Stack
5 12 (10.71%) CSS
5 12 (10.71%) HTML
5 12 (10.71%) HTML5
5 12 (10.71%) Node.js
6 11 (9.82%) .NET
7 10 (8.93%) CSS3
7 10 (8.93%) jQuery
8 8 (7.14%) ASP.NET
8 8 (7.14%) Sensu
9 7 (6.25%) .NET Framework
9 7 (6.25%) ADO
9 7 (6.25%) Dapper ORM
9 7 (6.25%) Entity Framework
10 5 (4.46%) LAPP Stack
11 4 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.25%) Replication
3 5 (4.46%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.57%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.68%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.68%) User Experience
6 2 (1.79%) BBC
6 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.79%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.79%) FMCG
6 2 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.79%) PMI
6 2 (1.79%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 63 (56.25%) Linux
2 23 (20.54%) Windows
3 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.36%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.46%) CoreOS
7 4 (3.57%) Unix
7 4 (3.57%) Windows 10
7 4 (3.57%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.68%) CentOS
9 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.89%) SUSE
9 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (64.29%) DevOps
2 42 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (35.71%) Configuration Management
4 33 (29.46%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (26.79%) Open Source
6 17 (15.18%) Web Operations
7 12 (10.71%) Regression Testing
8 10 (8.93%) TDD
9 9 (8.04%) Process Architecture
10 8 (7.14%) ITIL
11 7 (6.25%) Automated Testing
11 7 (6.25%) BDD
11 7 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (6.25%) Continuous Deployment
11 7 (6.25%) WFM
12 6 (5.36%) Mentoring
12 6 (5.36%) Project Management
13 5 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (4.46%) Service Delivery
13 5 (4.46%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 53 (47.32%) Python
2 49 (43.75%) Ruby
3 45 (40.18%) PHP
4 23 (20.54%) Java
5 16 (14.29%) Bash Shell
6 13 (11.61%) SQL
7 12 (10.71%) C#
8 11 (9.82%) JavaScript
9 9 (8.04%) Perl
9 9 (8.04%) VB
10 7 (6.25%) T-SQL
11 4 (3.57%) C++
11 4 (3.57%) Go
11 4 (3.57%) Scala
12 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.39%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.14%) Degree
4 4 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.68%) CCNA
5 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.79%) CCDP
6 2 (1.79%) CCIE
6 2 (1.79%) CCNP
6 2 (1.79%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.79%) PMP
6 2 (1.79%) Postgraduate
6 2 (1.79%) SANS
7 1 (0.89%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) QA
2 3 (2.68%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.68%) PMO
2 3 (2.68%) SLA
3 1 (0.89%) BS7799
System Software
1 17 (15.18%) Docker
2 13 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.04%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.46%) HDFS
4 5 (4.46%) VirtualBox
5 4 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.79%) Shibboleth
6 2 (1.79%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 56 (50.00%) Puppet
2 54 (48.21%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (39.29%) Ansible
3 44 (39.29%) Salt
4 18 (16.07%) logstash
5 13 (11.61%) ZABBIX
6 12 (10.71%) Kibana
7 11 (9.82%) Kubernetes
8 10 (8.93%) Nagios
9 9 (8.04%) Grafana
10 8 (7.14%) StatsD
11 6 (5.36%) Fluentd
11 6 (5.36%) Terraform
12 5 (4.46%) Graphite
13 3 (2.68%) collectd
14 2 (1.79%) NetBackup
14 2 (1.79%) Tivoli
15 1 (0.89%) Mesos
15 1 (0.89%) Packer
15 1 (0.89%) Rancher
Vendors
1 14 (12.50%) SaltStack
1 14 (12.50%) VMware
2 13 (11.61%) Google
3 11 (9.82%) Oracle
4 9 (8.04%) Cisco
4 9 (8.04%) New Relic
4 9 (8.04%) Splunk
4 9 (8.04%) Zend
5 7 (6.25%) HP
5 7 (6.25%) RedGate
6 6 (5.36%) Dell
6 6 (5.36%) Microsoft
7 5 (4.46%) IBM
8 4 (3.57%) Acronis
8 4 (3.57%) Aerohive Networks
8 4 (3.57%) Altiris
8 4 (3.57%) Avaya
8 4 (3.57%) F5
8 4 (3.57%) Fortinet
8 4 (3.57%) Meraki